Name: Evan Parker
Nickname: Mcfly, DJ Evan
Date of Birth: April 22, 1983
Place of Birth: Carmel, CA
Years DJing: 7 Years
Other experience: U.C Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, 5+ years restaurant experience serving and bartending.
Favorite DJ moment: The hug that I received from the Bride of the first wedding I ever did on my own. It was such a beautiful night at the Monterey Plaza, with the moon rising over the bay, and they had a fantastic reception. I’ll never forget it.
Favorite Song: That is a tough question to answer. If I had to pick one, I’d say “Let’s get it on” by Marvin Gaye.
Favorite Type Event to DJ: Weddings are the most memorable, but they’re all fun.
Activities/Things you enjoy outside of Djing: I’m passionate about music. I love to play/write/record music, by myself, with other individuals, or in bands. I love playing with my Dog Tucker. I also enjoy Parkouring (freestyle running), an extreme sport that originated in France, but is quickly picking up popularity in the States.
Talents: I can play an array of instruments well: Guitar (13 years) piano, drums/percussion, bass guitar, banjo, harmonica, and most recently, The Harp. I’ve been in several bands, as well as recorded solo CDs on my own, playing every instrument on the album. I speak semi-fluent French and Spanish. And I can do a back flip anytime, anywhere.
In regards to Evan, he was absolutely amazing. He read the crowd and played music from different era’s to appease everyone. He had everyone dancing all night long. I don’t think I saw an empty dance floor once. I would most definitely recommend him and can’t thank him enough for being entertaining, funny and great with the music selections. Frank and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. He most definitely surpassed our expectations.
- Gina D. 6/26/2012
Our C.A.R. kids were so happy with the DJs at their dance on Friday night at the Embassy Suites. They can’t say enough good things! One of the eight-year-olds told me how the DJ did flips on the dance floor. One of the adult chaperones said this was the best dance she had ever chaperoned, and she has been “on the job” for 4 years. Whatever you all did, it pleased the kids enormously. We thank you and hope to be able to work with you again.
California State Society Children of the American Revolution 2/12/2012
We loved Evan, Sarah had a great meeting with him beforehand. Evan heard what her vision was. He nailed it, he was fun, and he was appropriate it. We just wanted to complement him and thank you for sending him.
Debra C. 10/24/2011
Evan was very attentive, professional, and enthusiastic. We like him very much and will recommend your business in the future.
Thank you so much for DJing at my wedding! You did a great job! Everyone enjoyed it and loved the music especially the wedding crasher that was hanging around you half the night. haha. Thank you again and I will definitely recommend you to others!
Thanks again -Johanna Paqilla 9/7/2011
First of all he should get a raise. As you know, the music is what makes a party and everybody loved it. He picked the right songs and knew what to play and when to play it. He was super professional and I think he was having a good time as well, I saw him dancing a few times. I think that was great because people were feeding off of that. Honestly, I don’t think we could have asked for more. In terms of the equipment, it was perfect. I really liked that you had separate speakers for outside, as people were able to enjoy the music during the cocktail hour.
Evan, thank you so much for everything. We will definitely be telling everyone about you and DNA. I really enjoyed working with you guys and I appreciate your flexibility in meeting with us and discussing our plans, likes and dislikes. I also appreciate that you tried to squeeze our songs in there. It was great!
Anthony, thank you for working with us and our budget. We had a great experience working with you and your team.
Jose and Maureen – 6/1/2011
we LOVED Evan!!! We have had many parties in the past with a D.J. including my older brothers wedding and none of the D.J.’s that we have used were as good as Evan! We look forward to having Evan D.J. our events in the future. In fact my dad is up for a promotion at work and we were already talking about wanting Evan to D.J the party… Thank you again for your services!
Rachel Miller – 11/04/2010
We just wanted to send a huge thank you to Evan Parker and DNA Entertainment! Evan kept our wedding reception lively and entertaining the entire time. I have never been at a party where the dance floor was packed the entire time like it was at our wedding. Also, we appreciated how approachable Evan was and how any time he needed to ask us a question or tell us something, he danced out to greet us and really blended in with the rest of our guests.
All around we had a great night, and Evan played a large part in the success of our reception.
Ali Merino -10/10/09
It is amazing how one thing can make or break a wedding. Absolutely everyone was thrilled with Evan and he did a fantastic job. We had the crowd dancing from the moment is started to the end of the evening. Evan was great and I will recommend your company to anyone. Evan is all the advertisement you need. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Thanks so much.
Tina Jane Morgan – 9/12/2009
We are so lucky to have had Evan Parker DJ our wedding in Monterey, California! He was absolutely fabulous throughout our entire event! He was professional yet kept a party atmosphere for the entire wedding crowd which ranged from young to old. He stuck to our “play/do not play” song list religiously. He was willing to meet me the week before the wedding and greeted me with smiles and positivity even though I was late to our meeting.
He had great and appropriate song choice suggestions for the ceremony through the last dance. He was flexible when we threw last minute changes at him. He accommodated our singers with back up tracks to their solos. He was intuitive, creative and and an all around great person to work with.
Evan kept people dancing on the floor the entire wedding until the hotel turned the lights on forcing people to realize the party was finally over. I obviously would highly recommmend him as a DJ.
Also, DNA was so easy to work with. Anthony was super responsive over e-mail to set up the details previous to the event and DNA’s suggestion work sheets are invaluable in planning your song choices for an entire wedding day.
Elisa Sue Magnuson – 8/22/2009
Our guests were very impressed with the wonderful job that Evan did of keeping our party going. He’s great and we really appreciate the personalization he added to the evening that made it so special. Thanks for everything. If you need a reference, you can count on us. DNA AND YOU GUYS ARE A CLASS ACT!
Betsy Wolfe – 4/25/2009