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Client Comments


"Love how interactive they are with the crowd. Loved them"

Sandi H., Oct 2019


"Jim & Erin were awesome! They provided great communication before and during our wedding which made our night run so smoothly! Plus, the music was great!! We definitely recommend their services!

Sep 30, 2019"

Janel H., Sept 2019

"Jim and Erin were both fantastic for our wedding. They played exactly what we were looking for and emceed very professionally. Highly recommended."

Blaise R., Sept 2019


"Erin and Jim were very attentive, professional, and very well organized. We could bank on their reliability for our wedding. We would recommend them highly."

Niklaus J., Oct 2018


"Jim and Erin were great to work with! They have a lot of expertise in weddings and took the time to make and confirm a wedding itinerary for you! They were also so nice and professional and their prices are a great value for the services they provide! I also enjoyed the fact that they took some pictures and added them to Facebook for us to see!"

Samantha M., Oct 2018


"Portable Playlist is definitely our go-to source for our events. The equipment is in great condition and the Jim and Erin are great professionals always working with a smile and so very flexible during an event. I will hire them again!"

Lori B., Oct 2018


"Jim & Erin are amazing. When looking for a DJ I wanted to work with someone who actually listened to what I wanted, was flexible, affordable, and who would be able to handle situations when guests may push songs or requests we did not want played. Well we basically hit the jackpot. Jim went above and beyond for us- everytime I spoke with him leading up to the wedding he was SO nice and really listened to what I wanted for my reception. He basically customized our reception to reflect exactly what we wanted. He even went as far as to cut our music for our first dance to fit our time frame and it sounded perfect. He also mixed two songs for us and made it sound like one song for the son/mother dance and it sounded incredible (ppl were talking about it long after the reception). During the reception there was a hiccup with some family members trying to push a song we REALLY didn't want played and they handled it with professionalism and only came to me when needed. They let me really be able to enjoy my reception and not have to worry. They handled the overload of song requests perfectly and their own music selection was perfect. Our dance floor was packed from the very first song to the very last. I could go on and on- I HIGHLY recommend!"

Taylor E., June 2018

"Great working with Jim and Erin. Friendly people and we had a blast at our wedding."

Miranda V., June 2018


"Portable Playlist did a great job at two events that we hosted. They were prompt, friendly, and very professional!"

Holly J., June 2018


"Like any wedding, the music can make or break the experience of so many guests. Luckily, we chose Portable Playlist so the experience was as great as we could have hoped for. Erin and Jim told us from our first conversation that the day wasn't about them, so they weren't going to try to upstage us by playing music that wasn't of interest to us and our guests, and constantly being on the microphone. They both were receptive and open to our timeline and of the music that we wanted played. You didn't need to look any further than the constantly packed dance floor to know that they were holding up to their end of the bargain. In fact, our guest started booing (in jest) at the end of the night after the final song ended because they didn't want the party to end; and Portable Playlist helped make it a party to remember. If you're in the market for DJ services, strongly consider them as they are true professionals."

-Greg R., June 2018


"AMAZING! All of our guests were on the dance floor the entire night! Jim and Erin were so easy to work with. Highly recommend to anyone getting married! My husband and I couldn't have asked for better DJs."

-Amanda R., May 2018


"We were extremely pleased with Portable Playlist. Jim and Erin promptly responded to any questions we had prior to the event and then the night of the wedding reception, they continually stayed in contact with us to be certain everything was running exactly as we had planned. The reception/dance was so much fun! They played all kinds of music which was fun for all ages and kept the dance floor packed all night long! We had many people ask us about our DJ, and we highly recommended Jim and Erin without hesitation! Jim and Erin worked very closely with the bride and groom prior to the event to have a timeline and song choices, and it was perfect! We were sad when the reception was over as it had gone by so quickly! You might be able to find a DJ less expensive, but you will not find one any better!!"

-Kris M., October 2017


"Great to work with. It was nice to have someone running the show, so to say. It was a first wedding for us and the music entertainment was perfect. Very happy experience. Thanks so much!"

-Renee S. October 2017

"Everything went very smooth."

-Laura H., February 2017

"The event was our annual holiday party. An excellent performance that kept everyone involved. I had many positive comments from our employees during the next week after the party. This team is very professional and accommodating. I highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again!"

-Lewis W., January 2017

"I was more than pleased with our experience with Portable Playlists for our August wedding. They did a phone conference about a week before hand to go over everything. They really made an effort to understand what I wanted during the reception. This helped me feel comfortable that everything would go smooth, and was one less thing to worry about. 
   At the reception they did an amazing job. Jim met us outside right as we arrived and assured that our entrances, dances, and speeches went smoothly. Our reception was more fun that I could have ever imagined. He played a wide range of music that was fun for all ages, and the dance floor was never empty. 
   I would recommend Jim & Erin to anyone in the wedding planning process!"

-Taylor A., August 2016


"Portable Playlist DJ played for our wedding reception. Jim and Erin's thoughtful planning and detailed itinerary helped make the evening everything we could have hoped for and more! Many guests asked who our DJ was so that they could use them at their next event; we shared Portable Playlist's information without hesitation!"

-Samantha B., July 2016

"Portable Playlist DJ was awesome. Usually people don’t notice the DJ at wedding receptions, but we got quite a few compliments from people about Jim and Erin! And they were so great to work with behind the scenes, as well. They played exactly the type of music we wanted without us spelling it out for them. They worked with us on the timing of all of the little games and special dances that we had between dinner and dancing; knowing the order of events and the timing ahead of time was very important to them. When it’s your wedding, you don’t really have time to think about telling the DJ what to do next! And with Erin and Jim, I didn’t have to (which I didn’t even realize until the day after!) Totally totally totally recommend. For a great price, too!"

-Anna K., March 2016

"The dance music provided for the Cotillion Club Dance on March 19, 2016 was really great!. There was a good variety of music."

-Marilyn C., March 2016

"Portable Playlist DJ was the DJ for the Relay For Life fundraiser, Daddy/Daughter Dance. Once again the girls and their dads were entertained and the music selection was wide and appropriate for the age range we had present. Thank you again and we look forward to next year!"

-Amanda C., March 2016


"Hired them for my wedding reception! Absolutely nothing went wrong, and Jim and Erin kept things going smoothly! There was a point when Jim came up to me and said they couldn't find my song for the father/daughter dance, but already had a backup in place and it turned out to be a better version than the one I had originally planned for! (Same song, different artist)! I would highly recommend Portable Playlist DJ to any of my friends and/or couples looking to hire a great DJ! I had a ton of compliments from the guests about how the DJ played great music to keep everyone out on the dance floor! And as my niece said "BEST. NIGHT. EVERRRRRR!" :)"

-Haleigh C., September 2015


"Portable Playlist did a great job with our Special Olympics event. They were able to fit us in in a crunch for a great cause. I would definitely recommend Portable Playlist for any kind of event. They were very professional and wonderful to work with."

-BJ W., August 2015

"Look forward to having them as our DJ for our company party every year. They do a wonderful job!!!"

-Randi G., August 2015

"Jim and Erin DJed our wedding in Iowa City, and they were the best DJs we could have possibly hired. They were willing to work with our budget to offer their services at an affordable price, and they guaranteed us six hours, which meant that we didn't have to worry about the dance being cut short. They were fantastic at following the mood of the room and using our requests to create an outstanding playlist. They arrived on time and were completely professional the entire evening. My now-mother-in-law pointed out after the wedding that the volume of the music was perfect: loud enough to create a party atmosphere, but not so loud that people who wanted to converse felt like they had to yell. Their work was excellent start to finish! We highly recommend Hiring Portable Playlist."

-Sarah W., 1/10/15


[see image of Jessica & Kevin's thank you card]

-Jessica & Kevin K., 9/28/13


"We had a great time. You guys play great music and keep everybody having fun. Thank you!"

-Jen S., 6/21/13


"Our guests had a great time! Thank you for helping make our wedding day a day to remember!"

-Lori D., 4/21/13

"What a great time you gave us last night at the Dage reception!"

-Marcia H. 4/21/13


"Thank you for the great job you did at our wedding! Highly recommend!!

-Pam R., 5/3/12

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