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David Pritzlaff: (Columbia MD)



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    Dave has had a passion for music since he was a child and has performed all his life in various bands as percussionist and continues to perform at venues all over the Metro-DC area. His talent doesn't stop there, he began his DJ career playing mainly at Weddings Batmitzvas and corporate events since the 1990's which has given him a real ability to understand all styles of music in every age group and culture he has a real passion for music and a very personable quality that livens up the party and gets people on the dance floor!

    David Pritzlaff's Reviews



    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
    John said...
    Both my wife and I were very impressed with the services they provided for our wedding. The atmosphere of the entire event was exceptional and we received numerous compliments from our guests on the lighting. David (DJ), did a great job emceeing throughout the night and we appreciated how he managed to keep all of our guests (young and old) on the dance floor. We chose to use their photo booth service and it was a huge hit with our guests. When we first met, Mike (owner) spoke very highly of his photo booth equipment/service he provided and it certainly did not disappoint. I would highly recommend using Hesson Entertainment for your upcoming wedding.

    Hesson Entertainment responded with the following comments:
    Your wedding was fantastic! Thank you so much for having us we had a great time :-)

    Wedding: 11/07/2015
    Services Used: DJ, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 11/12/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Perfect!! Everyone danced all night. I could not be happier with Mike Hesson and his employee Dave who DJ'ed our wedding. The client website was easy to navigate. Mike himself was very nice and professional. Meeting with him was flexible and he was so prepared for all of our questions and requests. Dave called us the week of the wedding to get his own feel for what we need and want. He was very professional and was not interjecting his persona into our wedding which I know a lot of people are afraid of. He read the crowd and played to what generations were on the dance floor. I love this company and the people!!

    Reviewed Yelp: 9/15/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Wedding 9/5/15 said...
    Perfect!! Everyone danced all night. I could not be happier with Mike Hesson and his employee Dave who DJ'ed our wedding. The client website was easy to navigate. Mike himself was very nice and professional. Meeting with him was flexible and he was so prepared for all of our questions and requests. Dave called us the week of the wedding to get his own feel for what we need and want. He was very professional and was not interjecting his persona into our wedding which I know a lot of people are afraid of. He read the crowd and played to what generations were on the dance floor. I love this company and the people!!

    Wedding: 09/05/2015
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 09/14/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Amanda said...
    I would give them more stars if I could!!! We had a lot of special request songs and Michael got every single one for no extra charge! Dave was our DJ and he was amazing! I hadn't called him back before the wedding but I didn't have to...he was awesome! Dave kept to our schedule and put up with our crazy siblings and cousins request list (I hAd pre-approved it!). No regrets with these guys, I'd do it all over again the same way!!!

    Wedding: 07/11/2015
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 08/05/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Private User said...
    We selected Hesson Entertainment to provide our DJ based on a recommendation from my husband's best man, who also used them. After meeting with Michael, we felt completely comfortable with him and his approach. He was incredibly thorough in asking all the right questions at our first meeting and in the online questionnaire we filled out later on. We actually cancelled our meetings with other DJs after meeting with Michael! We loved how everything was online and it was really easy to go in and make changes to the plan at any time up until 3 days before the wedding. We could even make payments online - perfect! We had an additional meeting with Michael a couple weeks before the wedding to go over the final details and he was incredibly thorough, which I really appreciated. I spoke to Dave, who would ultimately be our DJ, on the phone about a week before the wedding to chat details and logistics. Talking to Dave was great - he asked lots of good questions and put me at ease - and he was even better in person! He embodied the perfect DJ persona (in our eyes, anyways), where he really took our suggestions to heart. He kept the evening flowing smoothly and stayed very much in the background, not dominating the mic at all. He played all the songs we entered into the website, got all the names correct when announcing them, took on-the-spot requests from a couple guests, and even stayed an extra hour (for $100)! Dave was so easy going and he was a terrific DJ on top of it! Everyone got up on the dance floor at some point - even my grandparents! - and some of us never left all night! Seriously, an engaged friend told me she was going to steal our DJ's playlist for her wedding, she wanted the exact same mix! He came up with a great combination of music and could really read the crowd. He even played a popular Bollywood song at one point for some international relatives and that absolutely got everyone on the dance floor! I can't recommend Hesson any higher!

    Wedding: Recently Married
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 06/13/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Natalie said...
    We booked Hesson Entertainment after seeing them on a preferred vendor list for a venue we toured (but didn’t end up booking). We were so pleased with the organization, execution by the DJ, the beautiful lighting, and the competitive pricing this vendor offered. Michael and his team made the planning process simple. We initially met to learn more about his company and determine if we wanted to book. We reserved Michael about a year out from our wedding date, and were thankful that he offered packages that accommodated couples that wanted to use his music services for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. It made it easy to have everything covered by one vendor. We later added the lighting package that Michael offered, and I am so pleased with how this turned out. After explaining what we wanted, we appreciated Michael’s expertise in this area, and helping us decide what the most cost effective option would be to achieve the look we desired (while also considering the time & length of the event). Lastly, our DJ David was p-h-e-n-o-m-e-n-a-l! We had a mixed group of guests: young & old, Midwest & City, oldies fans, rap fans, you name it! David kept our dance floor packed and hopping the entire reception! Not to mention, he thoroughly executed our sports themed entrance to the reception, and brought just the right amount of flair to the event! I’ve been to weddings before where the DJ tries to steal the show, and he certainly made us the stars that night. I was also happy that David called me a few nights before the wedding to ensure I didn’t have any questions or last minute comments/changes. This personalized touch really made me feel comfortable with this vendor, and provided me peace of mind that he was going to create an awesome reception environment for our guests. I can’t say enough good things about the owner, Michael, and our DJ, David. This vendor truly exceeded the expectations that my husband and I had for our wedding.

    Wedding: 04/18/2015
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 04/25/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Kristen and Ryan said...
    Hesson Entertainment was one of the best decisions I made when planning our wedding. Mike (the owner) met with my husband and I in person twice to go over every small detail pertaining to our day. His services and prices could not be beat. Our DJ, David, was also impeccable. We had a large, party crowd and David kept the dancing going while also maintaining control of the group. He was fun and lively without stealing the show. The up-lighting and personal Go-BO light also added a fun touch! I highly recommend!!

    Wedding: 10/18/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 11/03/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Jacqueline said...
    Hesson Entertainment is the only way to go. The service was perfect, the professionalism was refreshing and the price was very affordable. Mike from Hesson truly cares about his business and was very reliable. Hesson was the only vendor I did not have to send follow-up emails to and the client planning forms made planning a breeze. The day of the event our DJ Dave was awesome he as personable, got the crowd going and even helped-out with other areas of the wedding too. If I had to do my day over I would book Hesson again in a heart-beat.

    Wedding: 10/11/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 10/15/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Jeanna said...
    After reading numerous reviews online, we chose to work with Hesson Entertainment for DJ and lighting. We met twice with Mike to go through the event and he was extremely professional and asked questions to make sure he understood exactly what we were looking for. He also was really good about suggesting certain things, like the anniversary dance, something neither my fiancé nor I had really thought a lot about. On the day of the wedding, Mike came early to set up the lighting and make sure that the sound system was ready to go. The lighting was absolutely perfect at our wedding reception. Our DJ Dave did a fantastic job keeping our guests on the dance floor all night and we received so many compliments regarding the music from our guests. Dave was excellent in keeping the reception flowing smoothly and on schedule. I would highly recommend Hesson Entertainment and DJ Dave as they are extremely RELIABLE and provide great service.

    Wedding: 05/10/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/22/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Graham said...
    Hesson was a great company to work with for our wedding. They understood our sound needs, and helped us partner with a vendor that could fulfill all of our multi-media requirements. Our guests danced like crazy, and many people were using Shazaam to find out what all the tunes were.

    Wedding: 05/03/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 05/17/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Christian said...
    Where do I start??? Hesson Entertainment, specifically Michael were amazing. To say they are very detailed and sharp in their doings is an understatement. The DJ was also the MC, he kept the party going. the themed songs where played with perfect timing and he stuck to script as far as music we asked him play. Micahel really exceeded his duties, things where so chaotic, with venue not being open for set up, caterers late etc, he stepped up when we needed him and help set the venue up and guide the caterers as to where to set up etc. To make this long story short, I will say that there is no better company to hire for your wedding! Our venue was beautiful and the music was great and all around they are good people.

    Wedding: 12/07/2013
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 12/16/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Pam said...
    Mike Hesson and David P. performed DJ services at my back yard wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. Mike worked with me on the layout of everything that needed to be done and helped me with my song choices. David not only DJ'd but even came out and did some line dances with us! Mike and Dave were both very friendly and professional. It was a blast, and everyone had such a great time. Thanks for a wonderful job, guys!

    Wedding: 09/14/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 03/23/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Amanda said...
    I am so glad I picked Hesson Entertainment as my DJ! I heard them at a friend's wedding, and they kept the party going! Mike Hesson really took a lot of time to meet with me and my husband to discuss our overall vision. I explained to him that a lot of our guests are deaf, and he made notes in several sections to bring an extra bass and to crank up the music. He was super accommodating about everything, and he made GREAT suggestions as music is not really one of our strong suits. I must have sent him a million emails, and he was so quick to respond to all of them. We had a performance of a song done in American Sign Language. Mike did not have the song in his database, so he was able to burn a high quality version of it. Our DJ, David, called me a couple of nights beforehand to go over everything one last time. David was great! Everything flowed very smoothly, he nailed some really hard last name pronunciations, and he kept the dance floor packed! I am so glad that we decided to use Hesson Entertainment because they are REALLY GREAT at what they do!

    Wedding: 07/20/2013
    Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/09/2013
    5 star rating •4.8/5.0

    Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0

    Cary said...
    Hesson Entertainment was great to work with. We met with Mike and he was very professional, responsive, and full of ideas. Although we did not have Mike for our DJ on the day of the wedding, we really enjoyed the one we had. He did a great job keeping our guests out on the dancefloor and played all of the songs we had requested. All of our guests enjoyed his enthusiasm. We did have a custom GOBO made that was beautiful. However, we were a little disappointed with where it was displayed in the room. Just be sure to address this detail if you order one. We did talk to the vendor afterwards about this and they handled it very professionally. We were satisfied with how they rectified it. We would highly reccomend using Hesson Entertainment.

    Wedding: 06/29/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/22/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Jaclyn said...
    I had a review all written but apparently it did not post so I'll make this quick! Mike Hesson and his team of DJs made my ceremony and reception flow without a single hitch! I had initially chosen Hesson because my best friend used their services for her wedding last summer and was really pleased with how things went (and I knew I had a lot of fun, myself!) so I decided to meet with Mike and ended up booking them. Mike was so responsive to all of the seemingly endless questions I had about everything and really helped put my song choices together. When he handed me off to my DJ, David, I had no doubts I was in good hands. David actually called me a few days before to go over everything and put me totally at ease. He played all of my favorite songs and I know everyone had a great time! We also used their uplighting services and it looked phenomenal! My venue was already gorgeous, but the colored uplighting really added a special touch. Thank you all for being such a huge part of the best day of my life! I'd recommend Mike and his team to anyone planning a wedding or any other big event :)

    Wedding: 06/15/2013
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 06/20/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Elizabeth said...
    From start to finish these guys were AMAZING! Michael kept in contact with me from the first time I met him at the bridal show to the week of the wedding and then handed me off into the very capable hands of David my DJ. I had very specific requests including several live performances during both the ceremony and reception which David worked together seemlessly. I couldn't have asked for more!

    Wedding: 04/20/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 04/29/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Kim said...
    Hesson Entertainment did a fantastic job with my wedding. They were polite, not just on time but early, and played fantastic music. More importantly they were so helpful. He drove out of his way to meet me on a Sunday to make sure I had everythng together that I needed and took it apon himself to contact and coordinate with my venue to make sure his timing was right for everything. I will absolutely use them again if I need a DJ

    Wedding: 12/29/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 02/03/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Kristina said...
    Wonderful!! I met two times with these guys to ensure my music was the way I wanted it. Mike made suggestions about different dances since my groom had not decided on songs yet and we loved them. They also did our lighting and created a gobo for us, which our guests absolutely loved and it added so much to our venue! They were quick to answer emails and call us back with anything we needed and our DJ (Dave) was wonderful the day of and delt with all the kids surrounding him extremely professional and accomated them! Thank you so much for creating the atmosphere we wanted!!

    Hesson Entertainment responded with the following comments:
    We had a great time! Thanks so much for having us, Congratulations :)

    Wedding: 08/03/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/13/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Leslie said...
    Hesson Entertainment has been doing this for a very long time and it shows. Mike and his team are true professionals. The consultation was vital and Mike's tips on shaping the reception events were golden. They all make the process very easy and most importantly stress free. This is of the utmost importance when you are already planning a wedding. We had David as our DJ and Mike as our facilitator and both were amazing to work with. They went above and beyond to ensure that everything was smooth and they know what it takes to pull everything together and ensure that the event is fun and entertaining without being cheesy. Bonus points for stepping in and assisting with our cake cutting when we didn't have a facilitator show up from the venue and for allowing on demand access to the microphone. You can tell they truly care about what they do and are passionate about entertainment. I would not recommend anyone else but these guys for any entertainment need and especially for your Wedding!

    Wedding: 03/24/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/04/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Lauren said...
    Everyone at the wedding loved the music and thought the DJ did a great job keeping the party going. We really loved the lighting for the room as well. I couldn't be happier that we choose Hesson Entertainment!

    Wedding: 05/21/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/31/2011
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