We booked with Kara at Beat Train initially for 2020. We had to postpone to 2021 due to COVID. Through all of our planning everyone we spoke with was so helpful, genuine and responsive. When we needed to make changes there was never a lapse in communication and everything was done so seamlessly. We had a form that we had access to for personalized information closer to the date. This really helped us stay organized as our heads were spinning in the final months near the wedding and we really appreciated the attention to detail. Also, as someone who works in the wedding industry I am always appreciative of people who are proactive about covering the needs of their clients in advance. While we weren’t able to meet Kara in person prior to the wedding due to the pandemic, our phone conversations and zoom meetings left us feeling assured that she was the perfect fit for us through the entire process. It was so important for us to not only have “top 40” music at our wedding and Kara’s eclectic taste was just what we were looking for. She understood our vibe and was able to keep our guests excited throughout the night! Beat Train and Kara have their process mastered and I can’t say enough about the role they played into making our wedding so perfect!
My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our choice to hire Kara Stokowski from Beat Train Productions as our wedding DJ. Kara was kind, personable, and had unparalleled music taste. Our musical interests are very all over the place and Kara understood every cue we gave in terms of what we wanted to hear, when we wanted to hear it and how the reception should flow. It was so important to us that the dance floor be the hot place to be throughout the reception and Kara made sure it was always packed. We’ve heard so many rave reviews from guests about how there was something for everyone while still being very reflective of us as a couple. Kara also did a great job with introductions and announcements throughout and was a delight to work with. The process was smooth from the very beginning which is very helpful when planning something as stressful as a wedding. We highly recommend Beat Train and especially Kara!
This review is for Kara Stokowki who was our amazing DJ for my wife and I’s wedding at Briar Barn Inn. Kara was an absolutely incredible DJ. She was extremely communicative and from day 1 wanted to get to know us, our music style, and what we were hoping for. She was very detailed oriented, and walked through the ceremony and reception with us to make sure all of our details were ironed out. She had wonderful suggestions for songs for certain parts of our ceremony and party. She thought of details and music we had not thought of, and so we felt in very good hands with Kara’s experience! Our biggest goal was to have a fun atmosphere and keep people dancing all night, and Kara did just that! So many family members and friends came up to us and told us that our DJ was “amazing” and “the best they had ever seen at a wedding!” The best tangible compliment I can possibly give is that most people never left the dance floor until after the very last song of the night, which speaks to Kara’s skill, experience, and overall wonderful energy. She even came out and danced with us for some of the last few songs, which absolutely made our night. Any future party I want to have Kara as our DJ. You would be lucky to have her helping to make your event special and fun!
DJ Kara was just absolutely phenomenal to work with from start to finish! We had a couple of check-ins with her before the wedding week, but then week-of she was so involved and detailed in ways that helped us walk through the day with details we hadn’t thought of. The reception flowed so smoothly and the dance music was PERFECT. It was nothing like a stereotypical wedding dance floor – all the music we loved and knew all the words to from The Proclaimers to the Talking Heads, with a multi generation dance floor rocking for three hours. Kara made our reception really sparkle and we couldn’t be more grateful. Rave reviews from everyone we talked to.
Beat Train was exactly what I was hoping to find when looking for a wedding DJ service. They provide non-corny DJs who “get it” and were very responsive and professional. We went with Kara as our DJ and she was excellent. She was extremely sweet and did such a great job on our wedding day. She’s clearly a talented DJ and kept people dancing all night. I’d recommend Beat Train and Kara to anyone.
Kara was EXCELLENT. Supremely easy to work with before the wedding and well organized, making life a lot easier on us and giving us one fewer thing to have to worry about. She really shined during the the event itself. Throughout the night, and the next morning, guests came up to us to tell us how good our DJ was. It is hard to put into words why she is so good at what she does – my spouse and I tried to break it down in the days after our wedding and really she just seems to have a great “feel” for what to play when and how to move from one thing to another (not to mention that she made life easy for us and was willing to accommodate some additional requests). I’ll try to explain. Kara played all of our “must” plays but more impressively managed to play most of our “recommended” songs as well. I don’t really understand how – our list was pretty long – I think it might be because she has a way of knowing exactly when to transition to a new song to keep the energy going without short-changing any songs. She also had a keen knack for knowing when to play what songs. For example, we had a wide range of age groups at our wedding. Kara opened the night with a block of mo-town and other classics that transcended generations. It was brilliant: from the jump we had old and young sharing the dancefloor. As the night went on and the older crowd needed a rest, she transitioned to newer hits. In short: we are super thankful we had Kara DJ our wedding and we cannot recommend her highly enough.
We know we are in good hands when we have DJ Dayglow lined up for an event. She consistently brings incredibly positive energy that translates seamlessly into her sets. She blends obscure, yet extremely accessible, finds with a few lesser-spun crowd-pleasers to bring smiles to our visitors, regardless of age or background, and get them on the dance floor.
We are so glad we got to dance the night away with Kara! She has a warm, positive, and fun energy that made us instantly love her. She spent time before the wedding getting to understand our music tastes (which are sort of a mix of classic rock and modern indie) and was able to integrate them seamlessly so that I was bopping along to songs all through the night, even during the cocktail hour. She helped with sound throughout the wedding starting from the ceremony, as well as MC’ing, integrating perfectly with our wedding coordinator and was so prepared and essential to the entire event. We had both American and Indian guests in attendance and Kara did a great job mixing Bollywood and Bhangra music in with American music, which was so much fun! She kept the dance floor packed and energized throughout the night. Could not imagine a more perfect DJ!