We worked with DJ Sam Turner for our August 2016 wedding in Brooklyn. I cannot say enough good things about Sam’s professionalism or the music @ our wedding. Sam was totally on top of things through the planning process — prompting us to get our music requests to him and meeting with us to discuss them. He was very flexible around some unusual requests – for example, a family member was going to sing a song and he worked with her to figure out the audio for that. He also gave us advice when we were having trouble picking processional/recessional songs. Sam went way above and beyond in all ways — for example, editing the processional song so the cut was just the parts of the song we wanted. During the actual wedding, his music kept everyone on the dance floor as soon as the music started — the venue actually had to clear tables to make the dance floor twice as big because of all the dancing. So many guests complimented the music. He had all age groups dancing, which was GREAT. Working with Sam was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He rocks!
This review is dedicated to Mr. DJ Sam!!! I don’t know how to put into words how amazing, talented and thankful we are for Sam Turner. Working with Sam was THE BEST decision we made in our wedding planning process. From a planning perspective, he was extremely personable, on top of his game, hilarious and reassuring. We completely trusted him and we knew we were in excellent hands. I told Sam that I wanted the music to feel like the worlds greatest wp-content and he killed it!! We danced all night long!! One song would play and we would lose our minds and then he’d follow it with another and we would lose our minds…but for the entire night! Our guests that night and still to this day talk about the music. Even the caterer asked for Sam’s contact information and said how insane the music was and they attend weddings everyday, so TRUST. From the cocktail hour (which the guests came out to Chance the Rapper! SAM! amazing), to the song I danced down the aisle to, first dance, reception, every moment! Thank you, Sam for making our day so memorable. You made our day! You’re very talented and we feel so lucky to have worked with you. Thank you also to Beat Train, super nice and easy to work with. But just one more time, thank you, Sam! You’re the best!
Sam from Beat Train Productions DJ’d our wedding recently, and he was amazing! So many of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and it’s largely due to Sam doing such a great job of keeping the party going! Throughout the planning process, he was responsive and flexible, and wanted us to have exactly the kind of party we imagined. There was hardly a moment when our guests weren’t dancing. We had such a great time and feel so lucky to have found Beat Train Productions and Sam in particular to help throw an incredible party on the best day of our lives!
Sam Turner DJed our wedding and did an absolutely phenomenal job. Sam made a point to meet with us to discuss our preferences, but we gave him very little direction and instead asked him to just use his best judgment. The results were a smashing success. Sam hit our dinner music vibe perfectly, and once dancing started the dance floor was packed the entire night, even though we had a small wedding of only 50 people. Sam was professional, prompt and an absolute pleasure to work with. We feel extremely lucky to have had him as our wedding DJ.
Sam Turner was the perfect choice for our wedding reception at the Surf Club on the Sound. He made the planning process easy for us and we felt very comfortable just giving him a little direction and letting him take the reins. We had a special request to have one of our guests introduce the wedding party to the reception. Sam put forward extra effort to make sure this guest was properly prepared before the reception began. We had requested that he play a few segments of Armenian music and he worked it into his set list seamlessly. Sam also arrived hours before cocktail hour to ensure everything was set up and ready to go before we arrived. The best part of all – the dance floor was packed the whole night. Sam’s playlist kept our guests glued to the dance floor (even during the additional dessert hour). Three weeks later, we are still hearing how great the music was and how crazy the dance floor got. Lastly, Sam made sure we felt like we (bride and groom) had control of the night. He checked in to make sure any instructions or requests were approved by us. We would strongly recommend using Beat Train, and Sam specifically, for your wedding reception.
Sam was the best! I found beat train on yelp after googling DJ’s that don’t talk much or use a MCEE. I went to a DJ show case and the whole talking through songs and reminding everyone to keep the attention on the bride and groom I was uncomfortable. That is not what my husband and I wanted at all. When I read the reviews and saw that they didn’t do this and do minimal talking throughout the songs I was sold. I knew I wanted Sam when I heard his samples on the website (which is such a great touch) and saw he liked 90’s hip hop. They were so easy to get in touch with and Sam made sure he knew what we wanted. We talked several times before the wedding and I believe that is why my music was amazing. I had so many people come up to me and tell me how they were loving the rock playlist during dinner and the moments where it was calmer. Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, and even bob Dylan was playing and all of my guests were loving it. When it came time to dance there were always people on the dance floor, even at my smaller wedding. Sam also came over when he saw that my photographer and matire d were fighting to ask if everything was ok. He’s such a nice guy, and he knows what he is doing. Totally recommend beat train and Sam Turner.
The music was one of the easiest components of the wedding planning process. Sam was great a communicating from the start. We had multiple Skype calls with Sam and were unable to meet him until the wedding day. Throughout our Skype calls, Sam was very organized, diligent and ready to help. We sent him a few of our Spotify playlists and he was able to incorporate a mix of our favorites but also took initiative to add his personal touch. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and Sam listened to all of our requests. There was a nice mix for the entire crowd (playing some classics to today’s hits) just like we asked. We have several friends getting married this year, and many have asked who our DJ was. We would highly recommend Sam.
Sam Turner was our AMAZING DJ for our wedding on 10/8/16. He was absolutely phenomenal to work with- he is super personable, down to earth and so easy going. He made the planning process so easy and not a bit stressful! Sam knew that our #1 goal of the night was to have just a huge continuous dance party all night long. He absolutely gave us EXACTLY what we wanted. Every single song we asked him to play was played. During the dinner portion of the night, we sent him a list of some of our favorite songs, nothing was a “must play,” along with different genres that we liked. He ended up playing them ALL and it was perfect! After dinner, he started his set and my guests, quite literally, danced ALL NIGHT LONG. He played a mix of everything- exactly what we were hoping for! He ended the night with an awesome 90s mix that everyone went absolutely nuts over! When the night was over, some of my guests literally ran up to his table begging him to play more music- no one wanted it to end! During the reception, our families had a few surprises for my husband and I! Unbeknownst to us, they were working with Sam to help pull them off! Our families were secretly emailing and planning with Sam for a few weeks leading up to the wedding. He truly went above and beyond to help accommodate and execute all of the awesome things our families did for us. Music, for us, was the most important part of our planning. We didn’t want typical wedding music, we wanted to feel like we were at a party. The entire night we felt like we were at a huge dance party with all of our favorite people hearing all of our favorite music. It was truly amazing. Our guests are STILL talking about how phenomenal the music was. We can’t thank Sam enough for being such a huge and amazing part of our day! We feel so thankful and lucky that we found Beat Train Productions and, especially, Sam. He is the BEST- he is so talented and great at what he does. He made our day so special by being a part of it!
We booked DJ Sam Turner for our July wedding in Brooklyn. Sam was very professional but down to earth. He genuinely cared about our vision for the evening. Many of our guests commented on how great the music was and how much fun they had on the dance floor. Sam accommodated the bride and groom’s every request, highlighted by a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of the groom’s favorite song, All the Above. Sam helped make our wedding reception unforgettable. Can’t recommend him enough for your NYC wedding. Great value!
We had Sam T. as our DJ and he was wonderful! He made it a point to understand exactly the vibe we were going for and delivered on all of our requests. He even kept track of the timeline better than our own day of coordinator did! He was great at reading the crowd to make sure everyone was having a good time.
Go with Sam Turner!! He was our wedding DJ (also did lights) and was amazing!!! Sam was so easy and fun to work with. He even got a standing ovation at the end of the night : ) Sam provides great suggestions and really knows what he is doing as far as the timeline and lighting goes and how to keep everyone dancing. Sam was also very reliable. He was prompt for all our phone calls and was there early and already set up on our wedding day with no issues. If you want an awesome dance party for your wedding definitely go with Sam!!
Hiring Sam Turner through Beat Train was easily the BEST decision we made for our wedding this past October 2015. He 100% killed it and we are still getting texts and emails from friends and family about how great our DJ and the music was. We had guests ranging from teenagers to people in their 70’s and literally everyone has mentioned to us how much they loved the music.
He absolutely made the night and had people dancing from the minute he started during cocktail hour thru an “encore” last song that he played at the request of our friends who didn’t want the night to end. He truly knows how to read a crowd and transition into the right songs to keep the night going and people having a great time. We were so impressed with Sam’s musical knowledge, technical skills, and professionalism.
He was pleasant and fun to work with, and obviously has a great love for music that makes the difference in his work. We felt so at ease with him and absolutely trusted that he could pull off what we wanted for our wedding – he was really helpful in helping us curate a playlist to set different moods throughout the night which he nailed, and the music was hands down one of our most favorite parts and memories of our wedding.
We didn’t have a coordinator and Sam also went out of his way to help us stay on schedule for toasts and dances. We loved working with him and Beat Train and would recommend him strongly. THANK YOU SAM!
Sam @ Beat Train Production — is a great DJ, worth every penny Multiple people commented on the DJ playing great music, but also reading the room to recognize when people were loving a song or were ready for the next song Highly recommend him for your Wedding!
We recently got married on the East End. During the winter of 2015 we found Beat Train via the Lovesick Expo. Sam Turner, in particular, stuck out right away.
Over the next year and a half we honed in on an epic day of music for our wedding. Sam “got us.” Both my wife and I are huge music buffs and Sam worked with us to balance the style of our wedding and tracks that would keep the momentum of the evening going.
Our guests keep raving about the entire day and most call out Sam and his MC/DJ skills in particular. We couldn’t agree more!
We booked Sam Turner for our wedding. The price was reasonable and the booking process was very straightforward and professional. We had to switch the date a few months into the process and they were completely accommodating. We met with Sam about a month before the wedding and he took the time to get to know our musical taste and the vibe of the wedding. He had us fill out a very comprehensive document with all the music/emceeing we wanted and he delivered everything we asked for at the wedding. He arrived early and did a great job setting up speakers in three locations. He was effective in making announcements but was brief and didn’t make it about himself. Best of all, he was an awesome DJ. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end and he played our requests while weaving in great choices of his own. We’d recommend him, and Beat Train Productions, highly to anyone looking for a great dance party.
Our wedding was a dream come true, and one of the most important things to us, was the DJ. After listening to a few DJ samples from Beat Train we chose Sam Turner and we could not have dreamt up a more perfect DJ for us! Sam 100% got our vision and then some. We wanted to play current pop hits, a little rap and hip hop as well as some old late ’90’s-early ’00’s hits, and Sam killed it! Our vision was that once dinner ended, the dance floor would be packed, and that is exactly what happened. I can’t tell you how well Sam is able to read the crowd. I felt like I was in the most amazing dance club, but they magically played every song I loved. He played a few classic songs for our older guests, but per our request, he made it a dance party. It was so much fun, that when he played the last song, all of our guests started chanting “ONE MORE SONG, ONE MORE SONG!” He of course had the perfect song picked out and played 1 extra song for us. Lastly, my now husband and I decided to do a lip-sync battle, which required cutting a bunch of songs to get the perfect mix. Sam was so excited about the idea and did an incredible job of making the battle happen (which was such a hit by the way). I cannot recommend Beat Train and Sam more!!
We hired Sam Turner to be our DJ and he was beyond great! Coordinating through Beat Train was easy, and I liked how I could see Sam’s profile and listen to his sound clouds. We felt our musical tastes jibed fairly well so we contacted him. At our in-person meeting he was very professional and asked all the right questions (things we wouldn’t have even thought to tell him we wanted). He was super responsive between our meeting and the wedding. On the day of he was spectacular, being a great MC and thinking on his feet to make things go smoothly where there was some unexpected snafus (not caused by him). Most importantly he was great at bringing people on the dance floor and keeping them there, playing all the songs we requested and brilliantly mixing in other crowd pleasers. In looking around, I definitely saw DJs that cost more, but absolutely nothing was lacking with Sam so I can’t imagine why I would’ve spent more. Of the vendors we used, both my wife and I were the most satisfied with Sam.
Sam Turner was our DJ and he made our wedding reception an absolutely phenomenal experience. I enjoyed working with him so much, he was very responsive to my emails and really got my vision for our reception music. As a fellow 80s/90s baby he knew exactly what throw back music choices our guests would want to hear and had amazing suggestions that added a lot to my already very extensive wedding playlist. Sam was so professional, kept to our schedule during the reception – even at times more than I was able to – and was overall a pleasure to work with. Beat Train, the parent company was also amazing to us – when I had to change the date of my wedding because my mother become suddenly severely ill, they accommodated me and didn’t charge us any additional change fee because they understood and were extremely sympathetic to our situation. I recommend both Sam Turner and Beat Train highly!
Sam Turner from Beat Train was the DJ for our wedding on 8/6/2016, and he was amazing! He executed our vision for the music portion of the wedding perfectly. It was a pleasure to work with Sam: he was clear, responsive, and truly listened to us. From first speaking with Sam, we knew that he would be brilliant – and he absolutely was. Our guests were loving the music and were having a blast on the dance floor. Actually, everyone we worked with at Beat Train was great. Our emails and calls were always promptly responded to, and it seemed like everyone who worked there took pride in their job and genuinely wanted us and our guests to have a great experience. If you’re looking for a DJ for your wedding, it’s really a no brainer. Beat Train and Sam Turner are the best!
We worked with Sam Turner for our July 16 wedding. He was amazing! Beat Trains were by far the most responsive and professional vendor we worked with, responding to emails right away and answering questions quickly. We met with Sam in advance to go over our music selection. We wanted to combine my husband’s cultural music and Sam did a great job suggesting ways to add songs that would make my husband’s family feel welcomed. We didn’t want music with explicit lyrics; Sam was also very attentive to this and only played songs that fit with what we asked. We got lots of compliments on his music choices, and our guest had a lot of fun. Beat Train’s philosophy is to keep the attention off of the DJ and on the dancing, and Sam did a great job of doing so. He also helped us put together a more accurate timeline. He was more helpful than our caterer in that regard! We were very satisfied customers.
We worked with Sam Turner and he was absolutely incredible. He did a great job of reading the wedding guests and kept everyone on their feet. He was a joy to work with – super responsive and just an all-around great guy. He anticipated our needs and contributed to the success of the evening in a major way.
Sam with Beat Train was absolutely amazing. He was completely on point and always available for discussions and questions. I literally sent him an excel list of over 100 songs because I am very particular about music. I didn’t want to limit his abilities so I told him the list was just to give an idea of what I had in mind. Sam then took it to the next level. He kept the party going all night. He had the perfect mix of party songs for both the younger crowd and the older crowd.
We had people on the dance-floor all night long. We got countless compliments on Sam. I would highly highly recommend Sam for your wedding. You will not be disappointed I promise you.
Thank you so much Sam for the epic night and a party we will never forget!!!!!
Sam from Beat Train was THE BEST!!!! He absolutely nailed every minute of the dancing! My friends, who aren’t even engaged yet, were requesting to book him for their weddings 🙂 . He was so accommodating, professional and sweet.
When my ceremony musician was unable to play – Sam found acoustic guitar music and perfect version of my processional and recessional songs to match my vision. I cannot recommend him more!! Thank you SAM!!!!
Sam Turner is the best DJ of all time. I explained our vision for the party and he came through mixing our preferences and must-plays which kept the dance floor busy all night. Everyone from the guests to the bartenders could not stop commenting on the music. I highly recommend him.
We used Sam from Beat Train Productions and I can easily say he was the best decision we made! As a bride, hearing people say “This was the most fun wedding I have ever been to” is like winning a million bucks.
From start to finish, Sam was willing to work with all our requests and seamlessly adapted to some schedule changes day-of. He also stayed in touch consistently during the planning phase and answered any and all questions quickly. His music choices were so on point and he knew exactly how to get people out on the dance and make them stay there! I kept telling Sam how awesome he was that night and I really meant it.
Thanks to everyone at Beat Train for making our wedding music planning a real breeze! You were an absolutely pleasure to work with.
Sam was our DJ and the other reviews on the website were spot on. He was very professional and immediately reached out to us to setup a skype meeting to discuss our music needs. He understood exactly the types of artists and music we like ( we are 30 and requested primarily hiphop and dance hits from the 90s and 2000s). He was spot on during the wedding reception; the music was off the hook and it felt like we had our wedding at a dance club. He kept the energy level so high that people did not even want to leave the dance floor to finish their desserts! As important was his MC skills.
He really pulled through on the wedding day and effectively acted as a day-of coordinator in terms of keeping us on time from the ceremony, to the speeches and cake cutting at the end. When timing was starting to get tight he instantly knew what was the best way to rearrange the schedule so that everything would work smoothly.
Having him there really took the stress out of the wedding day and made us enjoy it immensely. I was a little skeptical about the cost initially, but I see now that it was really worth it for the competency and professionalism that we got in return.
Sam Turner DJed our wedding and he was phenomenal. We met with him twice before our wedding — once before committing to Beat Train and once after — and found him to be very personable and easy to work with. He’s sweet, fun, and has a low-key vibe while still being utterly professional. It also seems like he genuinely enjoys doing his job, which is important for a DJ! He listened to what we had in mind and provided suggestions of his own that were totally in line with what we were going for. At the wedding itself, Sam was really on top of it — every detail was taken care of and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. An example: It rained last-minute on our wedding day and we had to move our cocktail party inside with very little notice. By the time it occurred to me to find Sam and let him know, he had already figured out the change on his own and was all set up and ready to go in the new location. As for the music: during the reception he kept the dance floor packed and we got tons of compliments on the DJ from guests of all ages. Sam will make announcements (such as for the first dance) if you ask him to but he’s not cheesy or wedding singer-y about it, which we appreciated. He also played our after-party and kept people dancing until 2:30am. At one point during the after-party I was thirsty and kept thinking, “after this song I’ll take a break from dancing and get some water.” But then the next song would be so good that I simply had to dance to it. Judging from the raucous dance party, I don’t think I’m the only one who felt this way. We wanted a lot of 90s hiphop; Sam really seems to know and love this genre and his choices were inspired. I really can’t recommend Sam enough (and I HAVE been recommending him enthusiastically to my engaged friends). Book him!!
We hired Sam for our wedding in September having heard about Beat Train on the Knot. We had seen his profile and thought he seemed cool and quirky and we really liked his mixes so we were really happy when he was free for our date. Beat Train is a super slick little outfit – everyone we dealt with was enthusiastic and really prompt and professional (a real luxury in the universe of wedding vendors). In the lead up to the wedding we spoke with Sam and he seemed very organized but relaxed.
On the day he was super coordinated and easy to work with – our wedding planner gave him an A+ – but more importantly he was so so so much fun! Our wedding guests were on the floor literally from the first tune to the very last note. We had some jazzy bossanova over dinner, then some really fun 70s tunes which our parents loved, and then a really fun dance/hip-hop party through the evening. We are from the UK and had a lot of British guests so we had a little “UK garage” surprise for them. Sam managed to find all of our favorite silly garage songs – and some of them were pretty obscure- and mix them seamlessly into the evening. We really wanted our wedding to be a really fun party so getting a good DJ was top of our priority list and we had allocated a decent cut of our budget for it but it certainly paid off!
Our guests said it was the most fun wedding they’d ever been to and asked how they could hire Sam for their weddings. From start to finish we’d give Sam and Beat Train 5 stars!
Sam Turner from Beat Train was the DJ for our wedding. We booked him based on a sample video on Beat Train’s website as well as sample mixes Sam provided for download. We loved that Sam had a video, since that was very helpful in determining what his presence would be like at the event.
On the day of our wedding, Sam showed up incredibly early, even letting our friends use his amps during our ceremony, and he stayed past closing time. He was polite, friendly, and accommodating, but he also didn’t need a lot of direction. We had very different styles for what we wanted during dinner vs after dinner vs late night and he nailed all three. His transitions were smooth, he fielded song requests appropriately, and we never felt like this was just a job to him – he seemed like he was having almost as much fun as we were. We would highly recommend Sam to anyone looking for a DJ.
We had an absolute blast dancing to his set and all of our guests raved to us about how great he was, both in terms of the music he played, and his personality. Almost every single guest danced nonstop, despite the wedding taking place in a venue with no air conditioning during a heatwave. If that’s not a testament to Sam’s skills, I don’t know what is!
Sam Turner was absolutely amazing, and you need to hire him! That’s all you need to know! But if you want more, let me go into more detail. Finding a good DJ was the most important thing to us. I have a very narrow-minded view of good music, and wanted a heavy amount of rock and punk at my wedding, with very little of the DJ actually talking (none to be honest). We were also having a cocktail reception as opposed to a traditional sit down, so we needed a DJ who would keep guests dancing throughout the ENTIRE event. Naturally, my husband and I were nervous that this wouldn’t work, but Sam pulled it off SEAMLESSLY.
Sam played to the crowd perfectly, and to all tastes, keeping different generations of guests dancing all night. There was never a moment in our wedding when the dance floor was empty because Sam did such a great job of reading the crowd and keeping them out of their seats. And when it came time for my 90s punk? It was PERFECT! I couldn’t imagine anyone doing a better job!
To quote one of our guests “I’ve been to plenty of weddings this season, but hands down, yours was the best!” And we have Sam to thank for that!
Sam Turner and Beat Train were amazing! We couldn’t be happier. We planned our wedding from abroad and really had no idea what we wanted from our DJ, only that we wanted the music to be fun, appeal to everyone, and most of all NOT be cheesy. Sam spoke with us first on Skype, and then later through email and phone conversations. He helped us finalize the timeline of the day, looked at our Spotify playlists, and double checked anything he was unsure about with us. We felt so at ease knowing Sam was on top of things.
On the day of the wedding, he was just outstanding. He played amazing music (incorporating the music we loved in the best way possible), was really great on microphone, and even payed special attention to a few things we were concerned about — e.g., he cut the parent dances short when we gave him “the nod” which I so appreciated, and he made sure to only play Abba when multiple people had requested it by the end of the night.
Everything was just amazing and we received so many compliments about the music and the flow of the dance music. Sam and Beat Train are absolutely fantastic — their customer service is amazing and their DJing cannot be beat!
After coming up short asking friends for DJ referrals, I found Beat Train through a NYMag and wedding wire search. I am so glad I did! From the start, everyone I dealt with was professional, enthusiastic, and just a normal/reasonable human to work with (refreshing!). Sam Turner DJ’d our wedding in Brooklyn and I cannot say enough good things.
He is incredibly professional/meticulous (yet cool), made the planning process quick and easy, and arrived super early on the day of our wedding. His expert work kept the energy flowing throughout the night and his selections were spot on. He was able to seamlessly incorporate many of our requests and provided sage advice when he thought something might not work.
All of our friends and family had a blast and at the end of the night had to be dragged off the dance floor to go home. Beat Train and Sam exceeded our expectations- thank you!
Beat Train is an overall great company to work with. They truly care about their clients and will do everything to to make the process go smooth. They are professional and efficent through phone calls and emails. We used DJ Sam! He was great during the planning before our wedding day. He asked questions to really get our music vibe and nailed it! When we had to sit for dinner none of the guests wanted to leave the dance floor! Could not thank them enough for a flawless day!
Sam is an amazing DJ!! And Beat Train was great to work with too. We used them for lighting and DJ services and could not have been more pleased. I highly recommend them! Sam was wonderful to work with and helped make our wedding night so special!
We used Sam Turner for our wedding on 8/22/15 and this was one of the best decisions we used for our wedding in Connecticut. At the end of the night so many of our guests complimented the DJ and asked where he was from. He listened to what we wanted as well as incorporated some tracks I never would of thought of that were awesome.
He kept our guests on the dance floor all night. I would highly recommend Sam and using Beat Trains. It was fabulous working with them and we couldn’t be happier 🙂
Sam Turner was FANTASTIC! He was super easy to work with and immediately understood our style and the kind of party we wanted. He took care of all the music — ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception — and it was all flawlessly done. He clearly cares about doing a great job — he showed up super early the day of, and had timed out the ceremony song so that it would coordinate well with the processional and my entrance. He kept us calm as we got closer to the big day and he said he would make sure the party was great and he was RIGHT.
Friends are still telling us how awesome the music selection was. THANKS SAM!
DJ Sam at Beat Train was amazing! He was very receptive to our ideas, extremely flexible, and helped us through every step of the way. Sam listened to what we wanted and made it happen. We are extremely pleased!
I researched DJs for our wedding at the usual places and I have to say it was a tough decision. We didn’t want another wedding DJ and I have to say we didn’t get one with Sam Turner, which is awesome! From the moment we signed our contract with the company to the wedding night, the company and Sam were fantastic. They listened to our ideas and injected some suggestions as well.
The night went so well that when Sam ended with the last song, the crowd started cheering, “one more song!,” until he played one more great song. If you can get him, you will not be disappointed! Months later, our friends still mention how good he was.
Sam was an amazing DJ. He knew exactly when to play what, so the dance floor was never empty. It was a pleasure to work with him beforehand, he was very professional and guided us perfectly through the process.
I loved working with our Beat Train DJ Sam Turner. He was super professional, took the time to really understand our preferences and followed through flawlessly. He showed up early to the venue, talked sound equipment with the venue coordinator beforehand, and everything went PERFECTLY day of.
He wasn’t cheesy (so important), queued all speeches easily, and really understood what people wanted to hear. We were going for a totally indie vibe, but a lot of the people didn’t know the music, Sam asked if he could play what people would want to hear, played 1 stevie wonder song, and BOOM dancefloor was full. He’s a wizard.
In short, beat train is amazing, do yourself a favor and hire them. Couldn’t have gone better. 10/10 would recommend.
We worked with Sam for our Hudson Valley wedding in Poughkeepsie and he was excellent. Very honest and helpful. The music was exactly as we hoped, and as we discussed. (My husband and I have a wide array of tastes and we wanted to incorporate it all at some point in the evening.)
We were weary about guido-ish DJs, and Beat Train was so far from that. ALL generations hit the dance floor at our wedding, and that was very much thanks to our conversations and collaboration with Sam. Flawless execution of the music that night. Sam, you rocked it!
Sam was our DJ for our June 2014 wedding in New Jersey. Sam was great to work with during the planning process, he was always quick to reply to emails and very helpful.
For our wedding, Sam played great music and kept everyone dancing all night. I am not great at choosing music but I provided Sam with a few songs to give him an idea of what the type of music that we wanted. Beyond that, we trusted Sam to keep everyone entertained and he completely delivered. Our guests really responded well to Sam’s music selection by staying on the dance floor. After, we received a lot of compliments about the music that was played during the reception! Sam was great to work with and made the process of choosing music for our wedding stress free. I highly recommend him!
We’re so glad we were able to get Sam Turner as our DJ for our wedding. From the start of the planning process to the end of the reception, he was just amazing. Sam dressed sharp, sounded sharp and kept pumping out awesome songs throughout the night. When the dancing started, there were no lulls, everything was seamless and we were getting more compliments on Sam than we were on my wife’s wedding dress or my suit!
Without question, we’d highly, HIGHLY recommend Mr. Turner for any of your wedding music needs. (We might have to get married again just to have another fun dance party with Sam)
We originally made the booking and had the initial conversation with one of the managers at Beat Train. They were very flexible and professional and helped us select a DJ for the wedding.
Our DJ was Sam Turner and he was fantastic. Before the event he did a great job of understanding what we wanted. He was at the venue early on the day of the wedding to make sure he got everything set up well. During cocktails he played upbeat indie rock, then during dinner transitioned to more classic jazz / motown, and finally a great mix of 80s, 90s, 00s rap, top40, and dance music for the reception. Many of our guests came up to us during cocktails and during the reception to compliment the music, and during the reception he kept the room dancing until the venue forced us to shut down! We would definitely recommend Sam and Beat Train to other couples.
DJ Sam was the best! My husband and I were completely thrilled with his work at our wedding. During the planning phase, he was totally available to answer questions and chat about ideas. We had a movie-themed dinner and he spun an amazing soundtrack of film scores and songs. Unbeknownst to us, he also helped my brother plan a special “rap” toast on the big night. I so appreciate that Sam helped my bro and kept the surprise a big secret! Sam was also very flexible with the complex layout of the event and he worked really well with our live band. Sam had people dancing until the last shuttle left. Highly recommend!
Ari and his staff were professional, friendly, and understanding given the condensed time frame we had provided him for our wedding. We ended up having Sam perform and my wife and I could not have been happier. Several of our guests remarked about how great a job Sam did. Leading up to the wedding, Sam was instrumental in our preparation, not only in song choices but also with coordinating with the venue and making sure everything was ready to go. He was a great MC and kept the night going smoothly. Thank you guys, I hope others will hop onto the Beat Train and enjoy the ride!
Sam Turner has been my go-to sound engineer / assistant for the last year and has joined me for over a couple dozen weddings. He’s been DJ’ing for 5 years and is very excited to join our roster of DJ’s. Sam is a “people person” with a remarkably positive attitude and a passion for music. While Sam has DJ’d fewer weddings and corporate events than our other DJ’s, this is a great opportunity get get an exceptional value in booking an up-and-coming DJ who is extremely eager to exceed expectations and build his career as a DJ.
Sam Turner is a fun-loving, fresh faced DJ whose attention to detail has taken him to some of the larger high-energy events of Western New York, to some of the more intimate one-off occasions in Brooklyn. This young professional cares deeply about his craft and his audience which makes for meticulously planned out selections catered specifically for each event. Dabbling with production and spending time in the studio has conditioned this DJ’s ear to keep spirits high and feet on the dancefloor. Never a disappointment and always on time, Sam will be a great addition to your next celebration.
Sam is a hard working DJ who is always on the cutting edge. I was always satisfied when I booked him for my events, he always catered perfectly to the vibe
We had Sam as our DJ with the goal of having a very upbeat, dance friendly wedding with NONE of the traditional wedding music (the twist, celebration, etc). He delivered exactly what was discussed and kept our guests dancing all night!
We had Sam as our DJ with the goal of having a very upbeat, dance friendly wedding with NONE of the traditional wedding music (the twist, celebration, etc). He delivered exactly what was discussed and kept our guests dancing all night!
Beat Train and our DJ Sammy Turner were amazing. Sammy was extremely easy to work with, accommodating, and he executed perfectly on our wedding day. We gave him lots of room to feel out the crowd and play what he wanted and he nailed it. He also nailed the details of the wedding like announcing speakers, dinner, etc and truly made our wedding special. I’ll be strongly recommending Sammy to friends and family in the future.
We worked with Beat Train and the AMAZING DJ Sam for our May 2016 wedding and we could not have been happier! Not only did we have a great time getting together with Sam to plan pre-wedding, we loved having him there day of. It truly felt like working closely with a great friend. Flexible and open to whatever we wanted to hear, he worked his magic and kept the dance floor packed for the ENTIRE night. He found a balance between a ridiculous mix of styles ranging from Adele to Billy Joel, The Lumineers to Dropkick Murphys, Blink-182 to Zac Brown Band. Sam even managed to include several traditional Greek songs into the mix which was very important to our family, all while keeping people on the dance floor, even when they didn’t know the steps. As we planned our wedding, we made it a point to support and use local vendors who were committed to their work because of their love for the trade. Sam’s work at our wedding proved just that: Quality of service and a love for what he does. Thank you Beat Train for an amazing experience!