Patrick O'Connor

Patrick O'Connor

Hello, my name is Patrick O’Connor. 
I am A+ Event Entertainment's longest employed DJ/MC.  I started working with Thomas in 2009, as a wedding musician and also started training to DJ the A+ Way.  I started my Entertainment Journey in high school djing school dances and proms. One of my fondest memories was when a teacher exclaimed at the end of one of the dances that I should get a job on the radio!

 

Music has always been a passion for me.  I'm an upright bass player, percussionist, and guitarist. I love bringing my music background as a performer to our events.  I also know the industry from many angles.  I have worked at wedding venues doing setup work and I have also worked for a catering company.  I use that knowledge to help make your wedding day run smoothly.

 

My goal is to take care of my couples so they have no worries and can enjoy one of the best days of their life.  When I'm not working weddings, I'm supporting my amazing wife of 7 years and our three kids 13, 11.  I also teach stringed instruments to children with the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program.

What do I listen to?  I listen to most anything that makes me smile and move my feet. I love jazz, I'm really enjoying John Williams. And as far as pop, 80’s into the 90’s. My guilty pleasure… i have a couple. The Beastie Boys, Flock of Seagulls, and Billy Idol.

Favorite party starters?  My ideal crowd loves to dance! I love to start off with some oldies like “twist and shout” then move into more current music as the night goes on. A few of my favorites floor fillers are Michael Jackson, B-52s, Hall and Oates, Jamiroquai, Usher and Nelly.

Wonderful experience working with Patrick for our big day as DJ. There's a questionnaire you fill out with some must play and absolutely must not play songs and all the information for your party, plus how much involvement you want the DJ to have, etc. We Skyped a couple of times with Patrick as well which was nice to get to know him a little bit before we met him on our wedding day. He did a fantastic job with the music, announcements, and keeping things on schedule. He was also sweet enough to bring me and my husband a plate of the passed appetizers while we were doing pictures so we wouldn't miss out! Fantastic experience, can't thank Patrick enough!

Chris and Kelley Atiyah

Castle Farms, Charlevoix Michigan

A+ did a fantastic job all night! Patrick was very attentive and made sure that my groom and I were always taken
care of from the time they got there, always checking in to see if we needed anything to drink, anything cleared out
of our way, etc. I barely remember the introduction of the wedding party as the entire day was a blur but I do
remember everyone was on their feet and energized...was such a great moment that my ears remember even
though my eyes don't! The addition of the drum set was by far the coolest factor ­ sounded like a live band was
performing without having to pay a live band price. Prior to the big day Patrick was also super helpful in assisting
me with the order of events, making suggestions for when to do the toasts, first dance, etc which was super helpful
and made the evening flow much better than it would have had I left it the way I had originally planned. I can't
recommend them enough ­ they really provided a great experience and had people out on the dance floor until the
end of the show...thank you for enhancing our day!

Chris and Michele Voorheis

Aurora Cellers, Leelanau Peninsula

By far the best vendor I had at my wedding. Patrick was AMAZING! He checked in with the husband and myself so much during the evening to make sure we were ok and didn't need anything. He offered to release our tables for us when our caterer failed to do so. The music was wonderful. Our ceremony was outside and it was rainy and he still set up and played. I cannot thank Patrick and A+ Event Entertainment enough for being there for us. They definitely put our memorable day over the top!

Mr and Mrs Thomas

Dhasaleer Barn, Charlevoix

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