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DJ Dan "D-Hood": (Norfolk VA)



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    Soldier by day DJ by night! International DJ D-Hood has been spinning in the U.S, Germany Iraq and Japan. Over the past 15 years DJ D-Hood has been showing his love of music keeping the dance floor packed! Weddings, Corporate Parties, Batmitzvas… it doesn’t matter! DJ D-Hood specializes in everything the crowd wants and will keep the party going. We are very happy to have DJ D-Hood on the Hesson Entertainment team; his experience shines through in everything he does from start to finish! Check him out on his facebook fan page: dj-d.hood

    DJ D-Hood'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

    Paul said...
    The DJ was wonderful! Mike Hesson himself was very responsive. Planning tools were easy to use.

    Wedding: 09/05/2015
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 11/09/2015
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Liz said...
    I loved working with Hesson Entertainment, and I LOVED their web portal! (I could manipulate my "run of show," choose and swap out songs, and my guests could request song.) Highly recommended!

    Wedding: 05/09/2015
    Services Used: DJ
    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

    Private User said...
    Absolutely great! I had so much fun with them and my dj was amazing.

    Wedding: 09/13/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 09/20/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    gabriele said...
    Very professional and courteous DJ. DID A GREAT JOB WHILE also showing flexibility. I would go back to this DJ for any future events.

    Wedding: 06/22/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Entertainer, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/03/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Christine said...
    We're so happy we went with Hesson Entertainment!

    Wedding: 06/07/2014
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/08/2014
    5 star rating •5.9/5.0

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

    Thomas said...
    Michael was easy to work with in getting everything together for the wedding. He knew the venue and offered his suggestions on where to stage everything. We were real busy before the ceremony and only said Hi to Michael while he was setting up. Everything worked great no issues with sound quality or mic problems. DJ D-Hood was a good DJ, he made adjustments on the fly when I had asked him to change a couple things up. All last minute changes went off perfectly.

    Wedding: 06/01/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/10/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Private User said...
    Hesson Entertainment provided us with a fully customized service. They took into account our venue and event needs, and provided substitute services for items in the package that weren't applicable. They personally met with us to ensure that our event schedule was followed to the dot, and took into account all the changes we submitted before the deadline. All the music that we wanted to be played, as well as what we didn't want to be played, was followed 100% by these guys. DJ Dan was a very good MC, not only did he meet all of our requirements, he made sure that the entire event followed the schedule, and let us know when we were falling behind. He adjusted the schedule on-the-fly and helped us make sure the whole event was seamless. The music he played was exactly what we had requested. Given our ambivalent requests, he did a great job with the music selection. Everything we asked for was played at exactly the right time. Overall, this was an amazing event, it went without a glitch, and Hesson Entertainment was a big part of making that happen.

    Wedding: 1+ year ago
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/13/2014
    5 star rating •4.9/5.0

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

    Private User said...
    My husband and I used Michael and his team at Hesson Entertainment for both DJ and Lighting services at our wedding reception, and we couldn't be happier! First of all, both the DJ and Lighting packages are very reasonably priced. The overall package that we got was about $700 cheaper than what we were quoted by another DJ and Lighting company, and we felt the quality of services was just as good (if not better) than what we would have gotten from the other guys. Also, they have an online client area where you can enter in everything from the entrance songs, to the type of music you want played during dinner, to a list of must plays, play if you have time, and do not plays. When we met with Michael a few weeks before the wedding, he went over the entire timeline with us and helped us to pick some of the songs for the entrances and special dances. On the day of, our DJ was very professional, but also very friendly. He did a good job of reading the crowd and playing songs to ensure our dance floor was never empty! Also, the uplights, pinspots, and dance floor lighting the team installed looked fantastic! Any cords were taped down so well that I didn't even notice they were there! All in all, if you are looking for a friendly, professional, affordable DJ and Lighting company, definitely check out Hesson Entertainment! (They will, of course, do just DJ or just Lighting if that is all you need.)

    Wedding: 05/24/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 06/10/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Vince said...
    Michael and his staff did a wonderful job during our wedding. From our 1st meeting to the end of the evening they were absolutely the best. The quality of the work is phenomenal. Everything we discussed, up to the minute details were accomplished. The lights were beautiful and gave the place a very nice feel to it, the music from the "cocktail hour" was on point the way I wanted it to be until the last song before the night ended. We would like to commend our Dj "the hood" for doing a fantastic job. He played all of the songs we listed and also gave his own rendition of mixes that truly livened up the party. It was a non-stop, dance floor filled evening and it would not have happened without the skill of our Dj. Again, for those that would are interested in the services of Michael Hesson and his staff, they are truly one of the best the area has to offer not only the flexibility they have in terms of cost as well as the quality of their service is indeed top notch! Thank you to you and your staff for making our night, an evening to be remembered!

    Wedding: 05/23/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/21/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Private User said...
    Hesson Entertainment did a WONDERFUL job with the uplighting for my wedding! They mastered the perfect color from a picture I sent them. I was very happy with the professionalism and kindness they displayed to me. Michael even asked me how everything was at the end of the night when he was picking up his lights which I thought was very thoughtful. I was highly satisfied and would recommend them to everyone! Thank you so much!

    Wedding: 03/22/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 04/04/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Abbey said...
    The owner of our venue recommended Michael hessen and his company. I gave him a call & was the most reasomabily priced in our area. He was very in detail and helpful when we first talked. Anytime I ever had a question I called him on his personal line in which he always answered and helped! When we met before the wedding, he helped pick out songs and helped us with the timeline of the wedding to make sure the wedding flowed which it did perfectly! I even called after we met and asked to make some changes to something's and he did on the spot! Michael and the DJ for the day showed up early for set up to make sure it was all perfect! Our DJ (DJ hood) was dress very nicely in a tux (even though it was super hot) and kept my husband and I up to what was happening next throughout the day to keep us on time! I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a DJ! They were so well put together, organized, and did very well with the audience! I couldn't have imagined having any other DJ!

    Wedding: 10/05/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 10/08/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Lesley & Blair said...
    Hesson Entertainment was great! Micheal Hesson was great to work with. He is very hands on and you can tell that he cares about his customers. He was very responsive with us when it came down to a few last minute request. We met with Hesson Entertainment at a wedding showcase and utilized one of their specials for up-lighting. It was really important to use to find a vendor that would provide us with both DJ services and up-lighting services. Hesson Entertainment was able to provide us both for a great price. Our assigned DJ was DJ Danny and was a great!!! He kept our guest dancing the nigh away. I've received nothing but compliment about him since the wedding. Overall, I would definitely recommend Hesson Entertainment for both lighting and DJ services.

    Wedding: 09/22/2013
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 10/01/2013
    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...
    Michael Hesson and his team are really fantastic and did an awesome job with our wedding!! Mike handles all of the coordination and was super flexible. He helped with suggestions on lighting and sound, being that it was going to be an outdoor wedding. They had mutliple sound systems to use for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception spots - for little extra $$. The pre-planning is super easy. Mike met with us twice which was really great and comforting. He was not hesitant to share his expert advice - which I found comforting. All other details were established via their user-friendly and detailed website where you can work out requested songs, do not play songs, a detailed timeline, etc. A really great and useful tool!! Mike was also incredibly flexible when it came to setting up on our wedding day. They were calling for rain, but we wanted to try and get the ceremony done with before it started. he set up tarps over the sound system in case the rain started early and had pop up tents to use if need be. Unfortunately, the rain really started to come down, so 10 mins prior to the start, all the guests had to move in. But the fact hat Mike was still willing to set up everything outside was really great!! Our assigned DJ was DJ D-Hood. He was great! Kept the music lively and people on the dance floor (despite not having a crowd that typically dances). He was right on queue with all of the timeline events and did an awesome job keeping the rest of us on schedule. He also came up to me several times throughout the night and reminded me that I needed to sit down and eat dinner. I didn't really listen to him, but I thought it was awesome that he did that! Overall - I would highly recommend them! They gave me everything I wanted and more!!

    Wedding: 09/21/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 10/23/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Pierina said...
    Hesson Entertainment made my wedding music come to life and true. Michael, the owner of Hessen Entertainment, is super professional, and whatever your vision may be he will make it happen. I wanted a candle light theme, with amber uplighting to make it candlelit, my theme was a Japanese inspiration and Twilight "Stephanie Meyer" book series, theme, and the music to the lightening was amazing. Our DJ Dj D Hood, kept the party lively, with the bridal entrance, and music that was played, everyone kept coming back to the dance floor, it was a truly special day. I couldn't be happier with my services.

    Wedding: 08/03/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/05/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

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

    Gosia said...
    I was extremely happy with Hesson Entertainment- we used their services for our wedding reception only. It was great to meet in person before signing the contract to exactly describe how I wanted my wedding reception to look. Mike- was prompt in responding to my numerous emails. Then we met about 3 weeks before the wedding to iron out all the details- again- the meeting was great as I had many unique requests as I wanted to incorporate some Polish wedding traditions. Mike was very flexible and was able to incorporate these special requests flawlessly into the timeline. Danny was our DJ and was absolutely super! Before the reception started he met with me and my husband to ensure that he is pronouncing all the names correctly and to go over the unique requests. We were about an hour late to the reception and Danny was able to get us back on the schedule without rushing us. He played the music I provided, to include the Polish music, which I was so excited about- as well as my guests and his own music selection was also great- made my guests come out on the dance floor. He was very courteous to my guests and even played a song from one of my guests' iphone! Many guests complimented me on the music and the DJ and they really did have a great time up until the last song, which I changed at the last second. Thank you Danny and Hesson Entertainment for making our wedding reception a party that we will never forget!

    Wedding: 05/25/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/29/2013
    5 star rating •4.8/5.0

    Quality of Service: 4.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0

    Alexis said...
    I used Hesson Entertainment as my DJ and lighting services. Pros: Prices are affordable and seem to be lower than most. Mike (coordinator) was very responsive and flexible when working with us Provided and walked through timeline Used a coupon for 4 free uplights and they provided additional lights free of charge DJ assigned called a few days before to walk through timeline Cons: Asked for white and pink lights and only recieved pink lights Pink lights didnt' match the color (hot pink verses pale pink) Cake cutting announcement was not heard throughout (when making announcement, DJ did not turn down the music enough and the music muffled his announcement)

    Wedding: 05/11/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/13/2013

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