Name: Darion Bonnet (Dj Darion)
Nickname: Big D
Date of Birth: 8/27/1983
Place of Birth: Richmond VA
Years DJing: 11+ Years
Other experience: Acting Major, Hospitality Experience, Retail Store Manager.
Favorite DJ Moment: I was DJing at a club a couple years ago as the headlines DJ and it was amazing-lights everywhere and over 15,000 watts of power in the speakers. I put on a track that had the 2,000+ crowd dancing and chanting my name.
Favorite Song: As a DJ, there is no way to just have one-one of my favorites to play at most events is Sir Mix A lot – “Baby got Back”.
Favorite Type Event to DJ: Weddings have an amazing feeling and I love being part of something so memorable. To be honest, I love to be anywhere where I can crank up the music!
Activities/things you enjoy outside of Djing: I love the outdoors: playing baseball, football, tennis, skiing, surfing, and mountain biking. I really enjoy a walk on Carmel Beach and working at my second job at Cannery Row Brewing Company.
Talents: I love photography and I enjoy acting in front of a camera. My voice has to be one of my strong points and I use it to my advantage every day. Kickboxing is also a perfect way for me to stay in shape for those extra long events.
Sorry it’s taken so long to get back to you! We had an amazing time, Darion did a fantastic job! All our guests said they had a great time and loved the music. Thank you guys do much.
Jen & Bobby Dell’Aringa
Thank you SO much for pulling through for us! Darion was absolutely AMAZING! He kept every single person on the dance floor the entire night and everyone is still raving about it! The night was full of unpredicted announcements and impromptu speaches and Darion never skipped a beat! In fact, we even postponed a couple of our announcements because everyone was so into the music, we didn’t want to interrupt his groove! He even came dressed as Maverick and got a few votes for our “Prom King & Queen” costume contest! My committee, our Board of Directors and the entire league are extremely grateful for the great deal you gave us and we can’t wait to work with you again! It has truly been a pleasure from start to finish. On behalf of the Monterey Bay Derby Dames, I would like to thank you, Darion and DNA for helping us put on the best party our league has ever seen!
Amber Fisher 01-03-2012
I just want to say thank you to DNA and a HUGE THANK YOU to Darion, we couldn’t have chosen a better company or person to DJ our wedding. He was so attentive to our needs, choice of music just making the night flow so easily. Thank you so much & hopefully when I move back to CA we will be doing business in the near future. Thank you again Anthony & please tell Darion we say Hi and please thank him again for us as well. Take care.
Julie Omoto 11-14-2011
Darion did an amazing job! We were extremely happy with him and how smooth he made everything go during our wedding and reception. Every song he picked was perfect and just what I would have wanted. Joel and I were very impressed with him. He played all of the music I wanted on my play list and kept our dance floor moving. We really could not have imagined a better DJ for our wedding.
Thanks so much!
Jill A. 11-4-2011
It was our pleasure having Darion DJ at our daughters wedding. He did a great job! Music was great. He had every one up and dancing. He managed the toasts, the flower toss, the garder event and the cake cutting very well. Everyone said this was the best wedding ever. We will definitely recommend DNA to everyone we know!!
Chet C. Hudson 10-29-2011
I write you a note in thanks for a flawless evening. Darion couldn’t have been more professional, amicable, and efficient. His manner was charming and I enjoyed working with him immensely. I am HAPPY to recommend your company to anyone who is looking for a perfect presentation. Thank you for your part in making our event so wonderfully memorable.
Thank you for all you awesome music at my wedding on 10/8. It was perfect and my guests loved the mix!
Keylee Sanders 10/25/2011
Darion was an excellent DJ. He was full service, flawlessly getting the party started and keeping the party going through the night! We had an excellent time and so did our guests.
Kent & Kristina 9/18/2011
Thank you for the wonderful evening at our wedding. You are truly dedicaled and awesome with your passion as the “master” entertainer. Appreciate for keeping it all together. Everyone cant stop talking about our wedding. What a blast and wonderful memories we all had!
Darion was awesome. He helped organize my ideas and gave his profession opinions when I needed them. The dance floor was always full when we wanted it to be. I would highly recommend him to anybody. He knew when to be classy, when to be professional, and when to be fun. Its nice to have someone who can adapt to the mood of your event and even create the mood you want. I heard multiple times from guests that I had a great DJ. I couldnt agree with them more. Thank you DNA for helping create the most memorable evening of my life!
Grace and Brad Slama 7/31/2011
The wedding was a blast in no small part to Darion. He was able to mix in all of our requests and some more contemporary music and there was a TON of dancing. I think I danced to about 75% of the music. We got lots of compliments on the music too. I was especially concerned about the sound for our beach ceremony and it turned out perfect as well. I really appreciate the way Darion respected and was patient with my nerves int that regard. Thanks so much for an awesome event!
Rachel – 4/17/2011
I hope that DNA received the thank you note that I mailed about Darion. The wedding was perfect and Darion was very professional. He was personable (we knew he would be), prompt, your equipment worked perfectly and most of all the kids and all the guests danced until they were exhausted (at least us older ones were).
There were 2 memorable moments for me, my dad asked Darion to play my mom and dad’s special song for them and they danced together while their kids and grandkids held back tears, and he ended the evening with the “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” song, and showcased Jaime and Matt dancing in the middle of all the guests. It was perfect!!! My husband got great shots of everyone surrounding the newly married couple. We know that we made the right choice with your company and Darion as our D.J.
Thanks for a job well done,
Carol and Dirk Travis – 10/18/2009
Darion of DNA Entertainment DJ’d our recent wedding and was excellent. He was extremely energetic and got our party started, but wasn’t pushy and accommodated things like when one of our family members wanted to take the mic and sing Neil Diamond
We and our guests had a great time during the reception and Darion was a big part of that.
Aaron Rashba – 10/1/2009
Thank you so much for setting us up with Darion. He was AMAZING!!! By far the best vendor for our entire event! The music he played was absolutely perfect for our crowd…he didn’t miss a beat. His MCing abilities were impeccable. Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about him.
Thank you so much!!!!
Katy Brott – 8/7/2009
We are so happy with our wedding day!!
Darion did a great job for us! We liked the way that he moved things along at a comfortable pace, double checked for name pronunciation, cut music correctly, stuck to the play list and kept us boogying down the whole night!!! We will be happy to call again and to refer friends and family to DNA DJs.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special!
Amy Watkins – 8/1/2009
We could not have been happier with Darion. He was absolutely professional and amazing! We had over 300 guests and it seems like just about all of them have told me how great our DJ was!
He really read the crowd well and kept everyone going. We didn’t do a very good job getting him the schedule and everything, nothing went as planned, but he really pulled everything together perfectly and I am SO happy we hired him.
Thank you so much for helping make our special day run so smoothly…Darion did a fabulous job!
Kim Farahmand – 6/27/2009
Darion was amazing!!
He not only played the music we wanted, but he ran the whole event perfectly. He would even check in with us throughout the night to make sure we wanted to stick with the pre-planned time line and to give us a heads up on what was next. I really appreciated this. For example, I was able to ask for an extra 5 min. before the bouquet toss to make sure my Mom was in the room. He really made the night perfect. People are still talking about the last dance at our wedding. We picked the song, “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, and Darion had us dance in the middle with all the guest in a circle around us. We felt, and have been told my numerous wedding guests, it was the best wedding moment ever seen. It was magical and we can’t thank you enough.
Megan & Neil Chatterji – 7/17/2009