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Working with Joe Nardi and his team was the best experience of my life and I highly recommend the Afterhours Music service for your special event. The professionalism displayed was beyond anything that I had ever expected or experienced. The Afterhours Music website was easy to navigate and the online forms made visualizing the reception easy. If I had a question or questions, then Joe Nardi responded back to my emails quickly. Many of my guests complemented the music selections and the order that it was played in. If it wasn't clear to me before the event that Afterhours Music was an excellent choice, then it became more apparent when my guest would not leave the dance floor. Afterhours Music assistant Marzena was also very helpful and just a dream come true for any bride. If you are planning any event and are in need of a DJ who knows his stuff and who can make your day as stress-free as possible then book DJ Joe Nardi.
Monique
Monique
Fountain Blue
Touch Base Inc
Can't complain about a single thing, very professional throughout the entire process and the wedding was a non stop dance party! Exactly what we requested.
Anthony and Haley La Barbera
Anthony and Haley La Barbera
Allegra Banquets Villa Park
Touch Base Inc
Before we even selected the date of our big day, our primary task was to make sure Joe was available! We had only one request for Joe..keep the dance floor packed. Joe delivered with flawless transitions, great song choices. He came through 110%. Countless guests, of all ages, came up to us throughout the night (as well as weeks after our wedding) sharing how much fun they had dancing and how great the music was! Not only was Joe awesome the day of the wedding, he was extremely accommodating with all our requests and very helpful leading up to our big day. We were honored to have had Joe entertain at our reception. We highly recommend Joe Nardi for your next event! If he's not available...change your date ;)
Paolo and Lucy Cosentino
Paolo and Lucy Cosentino
Villa Brunetti
Touch Base Inc
Afterhours music provided everything we were looking for. From the color of the uplighting the music we asked or any requested that were asked throughout the night. The dance floor at our wedding was completely packed the entire time and that was all because of the of the great music played all night long. They are very easy to work with, very affordable, and would recommend them to anyone for any occasion where a DJ is needed.
Rachel and Scott Plepel
Rachel and Scott Plepel
Northwestern Campus - Naperville
Touch Base Inc
Joe is great! We couldn't have chosen a better DJ for our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend him for your big day!
Michelle and Greg Levato
Michelle and Greg Levato
Empress Addison
Touch Base Inc
If you're looking for the best DJ in Chicago, Joe Nardi is the man!! Throughout the entire process he was very accommodating and professional. Joe not only offers great music but also does uplighting that made our romantic ballroom wedding decor look amazing. The dance floor was packed the entire night and guests continue to talk about the mix of songs that kept everybody on the dance floor, including the young and older adults. Joe follows through with every little detail, including my brothers birthday shout out at midnight. Joe is trustworthy and professional. Very important when selecting a DJ. Thank you for making our wedding the best party ever!! I highly recommend him and will continue to refer him to people. Joe Nardi is the best DJ in Chicago. :)
Billy and Annalisa Jacklin
Billy and Annalisa Jacklin
Marriot O'Hare
Touch Base Inc
My husband and I are so incredibly happy we decided to go with Joe for our wedding this past September! He was the only D.J. we looked into and after seeing all his great reviews and hearing nothing but great things about him and his work, we decided to hire him. He was very easy to work with and made everything very simple. I have never seen a dance floor so packed in my life! He had everyone at our wedding dancing the entire night! 4 months later and we're still hearing about how much fun everyone had at our wedding. The best thing about that night was having people from another wedding coming into ours because it was such a dance party! We would highly recommend him to others and will keep him in mind for future festivities!
Britney and Richard Hertz
Britney and Richard Hertz
The Belvedere
Touch Base Inc
Joe Nardi was absolutly amazing. My guests wanted to dance their way thru dinner and he kept the dance floor packed all night long. We never wanted the music to stop. Thanks again Joe for helping us have an amazing night!!
Jackie and Frankie Scalise
Jackie and Frankie Scalise
Hotel Sofitel
Touch Base Inc
Joe Nardi was recommended to my now husband and I from a cousin of mine. I am so happy he did! After Darren and I checked him out, we were so impressed and excited to have him as our DJ. He had everyone dancing till the party was over. All of our guests were so sad after it ended and wanted to keep dancing! Joe played all the right songs and he was so understanding of all our requests throughout the night. I highly recommend him to anyone that is having a party or just going to a club to listen to him DJ. He truly is awesome! I can honestly say we had the best DJ around!
Isa and Darren Bank
Isa and Darren Bank
Victoria in the Park
Touch Base Inc
Thank you for an amazing wedding! You kept everyone dancing and I loved it. The only time I left the floor was to go get a drink :). We will definitely keep in touch for any future events. You made our wedding Amazing!!!
Laura and Franco Caringella
Laura and Franco Caringella
The Belvedere
Touch Base Inc
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding. Everyone had a great time and our wedding was a success because of you. I would definitely recommend you to anyone that was looking for a DJ.You're the best! Thanks again for making our wedding day so much fun!
Kelly and Ronnie Spata
Kelly and Ronnie Spata
Victoria in the Park
Touch Base Inc
Joe...Paul and I wanted to thank you for doing such an awesome job with our wedding!! All of our guests had a blast and that's exactly what we wanted!! Thanks again!!!
Lisa and Paul Raphael
Lisa and Paul Raphael
Empress (Addison)
Touch Base Inc
Thanks Joe so much for the AMAZING job you did @ our wedding! Our guests were dancing before dinner was even over. To this day people are still telling us how much they enjoyed themselves. You helped make our wedding a truly memorable experience and it was a pleasure to work with you!!!
Marissa & Dan Turek
Marissa & Dan Turek
Venutis Addison
Touch Base Inc
Joe, you did an amazing job at our wedding!!! Everyone had a blast and was raving about how great the music was!!! Thank you for everything. You're the best DJ!
Anthony and Dominique Giannola
Anthony and Dominique Giannola
Carlisle (Lombard)
Touch Base Inc
Joe, thank you so much for making our night the best it could be. We have never seen a dance floor packed like that before. We actually had to kick our guests off the dance floor so we could have our first dance! Our guests did not want to leave at the end of the night, we had so many compliments on the job you did. Thank you again for your excellent work and professionalism. We have recommended you to many of our friends and family and hope we can see you at another wedding very soon.
Doug and Nikki Prafke
Doug and Nikki Prafke
Marriott (Schaumburg)
Touch Base Inc
Our Wedding was sooooooooo much fun and thank you so much for everything! JOE- YOU were awesome!! Really!!! Our wedding wouldn't have been the party it was if it wasn't for you! I have people still talking about how awesome you were! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! You made our wedding! I will forever recommend you to anyone who is in need of a DJ! Thanks for mixing that special Daddy-Daughter dance for me!
Kevin and Colleen Seal
Kevin and Colleen Seal
Victoria's (Rosemont)
Touch Base Inc
Let me tell you if you want your guests to be on the dance floor the entire night then Joe is your man!!! I have had people email & text me days after my wedding saying the DJ was by far one of the best DJ's they have ever heard! He had my friends (mid 20's) and my grandparents (mid 80's) on the dance floor all night long with his selection of music! We even had people come from the restaurant to crash our wedding because of how good Joe was!!! He was so attentive during the entire planning process!! Everywhere from meeting at the venue to plan my ceremony, to sending planning forms to plan the entire night just how I wanted. In regards to the uplighting, I had a hard color to match - Rose Gold; Joe was able to make a perfect match for my color!! His song selections were fantastic! Joe, I can not thank you enough for how fun and fabulous you made the night! If you don't use Joe, you are silly, he is the best in the business, and my entire wedding would vouch for that... yes, all 250 would say he is the best!!!!
Nicki Jarzembowski - Mierop
Nicki Jarzembowski - Mierop
Venuti's Banquets
Touch Base Inc
Joe was very professional from start to finish. He truly cares about making your special day go off without a hitch, and feeling what the room wants to listen/dance to. I strongly recommend using Afterhours Music for any and all events, you won't regret it.
Anthony Menconi
Anthony Menconi
Belvedere Banquets
Touch Base Inc
We had an absolute blast dancing all night, the dance floor was never empty. We wish we had more time to continue the party. Our guests had no complaints and neither did we. Booking Afterhours was so simple and easy, exactly what we needed after other stressful wedding appointments.
Michelle
Michelle
Harry Carey's Lombard
Touch Base Inc
Absolutely the best!!! Our wedding in September would not have been the same without you! I would recommend Joe to anyone and everyone. You are great at what you do!
Krysta and Eric Herrera
Krysta and Eric Herrera
Victorias Rosemont
Touch Base Inc
Joe Nardi is an amazing DJ and made our wedding so much fun!! Our guest were coming up to us all night and continue to tell us how wonderful the music was and how fun the wedding was! Joe really knew how to work with the crowd and made sure to play a variety of music. It was the best day of my life and Joe made it the wonderful entertainment and celebration that Louie and I wanted:), Thanks Again
Samantha and Louie Vittori
Samantha and Louie Vittori
Renaissance O'Hare
Touch Base Inc
Joe, having heard you play at a friend's wedding a while back, we were eager to have you play at OUR wedding! Needless to say, you did an amazing job and we couldn't have been happier. You mixed up the music extremely well to suit the needs of all of our guests and everyone had an unbelievable time! You are a true professional in every way and I look forward to recommending you to other people. Thank you again for making the most important day of our lives absolutely perfect! Sincerely,
Dan and Jessica Hoerich
Dan and Jessica Hoerich
Independence Grove
Touch Base Inc
I'd almost like to throw another wedding just to have you DJ again for us. You were fantastic yesterday and we couldn't be happier. You are definitely a master of your trade. Thank you for making our wedding even more perfect! Thanks again Joe!!
Frank and Nicolette Folinazzo
Frank and Nicolette Folinazzo
Victoria's Rosemont
Touch Base Inc
Joe Nardi was our DJ for our November 8, 2014 wedding and the amount of compliments we have received about him are too many to count. The dance floor was PACKED allll night!! People that I never would have guessed would dance were dancing. When the last song was played and they turned on the lights, people were still on the dancefloor wanting MORE! It was without a doubt the best night of our lives! Everyone had SO much fun and we definitely owe that to Joe for his amazing talents!! He knows what he is doing and his mixes are fantastic! Thanks Joe for a GREAT night!!!
Ryan and Ryan Kohler
Ryan and Ryan Kohler
Cafe La Cave
Touch Base Inc
Joe did an AMAZING job at our wedding - absolutely flawless! He played music that accommodated all our guests, which had the dance floor packed all night. A couple months after the wedding we still had our guests tell us that they hadn't danced that much at a wedding in years!! Thanks to our #1 DJ!
Anthony and Irma Bondi
Anthony and Irma Bondi
Villa Brunetti
Touch Base Inc
Hey Joe, Just wanted to let you know we had such an awesome time last night! Everyone has been calling and texting us today raving about the music! You rocked the house and we're so happy you we're able to DJ at our Wedding. Thanks again and we will definitely see you around!! Take care!
Paige and Mike Cantalupo
Paige and Mike Cantalupo
Victoria in the Park
Victorias Rosemont
Joe, you are the best DJ in the world! You made our wedding the best night of our lives! The dance floor was packed the entire night because of you. Everyone still talks about how great you are!!! Your an amazing DJ and an awesome person. Thank you so much for all the time you spent with me and for everything you did. Your such a sweetheart!!!
Donna and Chris Miroslaw
Donna and Chris Miroslaw
Alta Villa (Addison)
Touch Base Inc
Thanks Joe for making our wedding such a success! One of the best part of weddings is seeing your family and friends dancing and having fun and thanks to you, you made that happen! There were compliments from all ages on what a great job you did! We had complete confidence in the job that you would do for us and you truly go above and beyond to make the night special. Thank you for being so reliable with everything you did for us and for making our wedding the best night ever!! Hope your doing well!!!
Julie and Anthony Raines
Julie and Anthony Raines
Venuti's
Touch Base Inc
Joe, thank you so much for making our wedding one of the best dance parties we have ever been too. The music was very important to us and you did a fantastic job at making sure that everyone was up dancing the entire night. We received so many compliments on the music and everyone had such an awesome time. The after hours music was just what we had asked for :) Thank you so much!!

Mike and Lauren Redden
Mike and Lauren Redden
Mike and Lauren Redden
Victoria in the Park
Touch Base Inc
Joe, we cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did at our wedding! I have never heard so many compliments from our guests on how great you were. You had our dancefloor filled from beginning to end...and it was guests of all ages, from teens to my eighty year old grandparents! We believe that music is one of the most important parts of a wedding reception, and you delivered a performance that was above and beyond our best expectations. Thank you Joe, for making our wedding day such a special event. It would have never been close to as great as it was without your exceptional talent. Best, Mark and Lauren Mattio
Mark and Lauren Mattio
Mark and Lauren Mattio
Victoria in the Park
Touch Base Inc
Joe Nardi is definitely my favorite DJ of all time. (If you ask all my friends, they would tell you I always said I hope he is able to DJ my wedding one day.) I expressed to Joe that the music was very important to me. He sat down with me and basically let me hand pick almost every song. That takes a lot of patience! My main goal was to have everyone on the dance floor all night long. Because of Joe, my vision was a success. We ended up extending our night even longer because everyone was having such a great time. We got so many compliments on the music played at our wedding! He listened to each and every request we had. Not only is Joe Nardi very talented at what he does, he's truly a great guy! We can't wait to use him again for future events!
Vince and Tina Wurtz
Vince and Tina Wurtz
Victoria in the Park
Touch Base Inc
I have received nothing but compliments from everyone who attended my wedding regarding Joe Nardi's talents. The dance floor was packed the whole night! Joe is so fun, kind and approachable. He gave us personal attention throughout the entire planning process. Additionally, his website is very user friendly and gave us many great ideas. Thank you so much, Joe. I absolutely had the best night of my life. I truly appreciate you.
Matthew and Danielle Lombardo
Matthew and Danielle Lombardo
Spiaggia (Downtown Chicago)
Touch Base Inc
Thank You Joe for making our night wonderful and entertaining - You are the Best!
Salvatore and Darci Cardella
Salvatore and Darci Cardella
Venuti's (Addison)
Touch Base Inc