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Monterey DJ


Monterey DJ has over 30 years of combined event entertainment experience. We service a multitude of events and weddings throughout the year in beautiful Monterey, streets away from the Pacific Ocean and the beach. We are a professional entertainment service backed with 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Picture this, you are at your dream wedding, with all your family and closest friends enjoying every piece of your dream day. You are not hassling with reminding the DJ to move the reception along or that your cake is about to be cut! WE CAN DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU!!

If you choose Monterey DJ, we become your wedding reception coordinator that supports the flow of all your Special Moments. Imagine, you are having the wedding of your dreams, where you are able to REALX!! We all know Weddings can be stressful, let us relieve that stress.


I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for Ray and I.  You helped to make our wedding perfect!  The music was perfect and well timed.  You adapted effortlessly to changes in the "schedule" and were so kind to our guests by playing their requests.  We really appreciate your time, patience and professionalism.  It was very nice to meet you and your wife, Ana.  Good luck to you in the future.  I'll recommend you without hesitation.

Drew McAuliffe

For our recent wedding in Carmel Valley Village, we were happy to have chosen John Upshaw, DJ Mix "N" Spin, as our DJ. Every part of the DJ experience was handled professionally and with care from start to finish. His service includes an online preparation system that made it extremely easy to specify who was doing what when, what the songs were for specific dances, what the introductions should be, and more. Other area DJs would have charged us more than John but only had confusing Word forms for us to fill out. His service also includes an online song selection form that worked out well. If you want a song that he doesn't have, he'll get it for you! John also stopped by the event site the day before to check on the venue and make sure how he would set things up. When it came time for the wedding itself, everything worked without a hitch. The introductions were perfect and the dance floor came alive! John did an excellent job combining our song selection with on-the-fly requests from our guests.  I highly recommend John for any event you might have. We won't ever forget our night that he helped to make special.

Christina Vournas

   Hi there! I was just sending a quick thank you for all of your help and work during our big day! It was perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything better. You were great, thank you so much!

David Gross

John Upshaw emailed me and told me that you are thinking of using his service and wanted to hear from some of his previous clients.  I couldn't have been happier with John. He did a great job of keeping things moving and engaging, and the gear that he had with him was much more than I realized I was contracting for. I thought I was just getting a DJ and was a little concerned that I didn't have access to a light-show or disco ball, but he had everything with him and brought a lot of value for his price.  I'm not much of a music person, so when I put together the playlist that I wanted, I told John to pay attention to the kind of content that was in the music (the event was at a church, and there were lots of little kids there, so we wanted to take care with the song lyrics), and he did an awesome job of matching content with beats and rhythms that worked for the dance and kept the energy up. I don't know if I'll be the one running this dance next year, but if I am, I won't even call any other DJs, I'll just call John right up.

Janice Barker

John is a very professional DJ,  he took time work with us on music selection, the party flowed smoothly thanks to John.  The next time I need a DJ John Upshaw is who I will call.

The Dorn Family

Dear John, Thank you for an amazing job, we could not have asked for anything better, and I am glad we chose you for our daughters Sweet 16 Birthday party. Your professionalism and knowledge even in dealing with the birthday girl and making sure she was happy by assisting her to put together a mixture of music for the father and daughter dance was greatly appreciated. You made the process fun and non-stressful. We really appreciated all your attention to detail and friendliness to our guests. We will be sure to refer you to our friends and family.

LaTonda Strong

This was the the first party that I’d ever had and I must say that it exceeded my expectations. Again, you did a super job. From the bottom of my heart…Thank you, thank you, thank you!


The Management team here at Sodexho would like to extend a heart felt THANK YOU for the awesome job you did at our company picnic this past weekend!

Nora Ward

We are thankful to John for making our wedding reception such a huge success. Everyone had such an outstanding time!

April Kobayashi

John, thank you so much for the wonderful job you did DJ’ing at our daughters’ combination graduation/sweet 16 party. It has been almost a month since the party and the whole town is still talking about what an “awesome” party it was!

LaTonda Strong

Dear John, I wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did at my Moroccan themed 33rd Birthday Celebration on Saturday December 15!

Officer Eddie Anderson

Because of my business relationship that I have established with John Upshaw, I intend to use him for all of my D.A.R.E Dances in the future. Therefore, I would recommend him for special events in another city as well.