Readers’ Choice 2018: DJ / Band


Denon & Doyle Studios

(800) 944-9585  •

Denon & Doyle, launched in 1984 and based in a new entertainment complex in Pacheco, has provided DJs and entertainers at thousands of Bay Area events. It also provides photo booths, lighting and DIY rentals, plus entertainers who “know how to light up a room without resorting to cheesy gimmicks,” according to the website. The office has full-time event-planning staff.

Gatsby Entertainment

(415) 758-1114  •

Gatsby specializes in Jewish entertainment, providing DJs and emcees, bands, dancers and other entertainers, plus photo booths and lighting. At bar and bat mitzvahs, “We get your party started with games, competitions and our MCs set the tone for a fun and energetic party,” according to the website.

Joel Nelson Productions

(800) 578-5780  •

Joel Nelson, a perennial winner who has been in the local entertainment industry since 1981, leads his own band and provides DJs, emcees, dancers and entertainment to the Bay Area’s Jewish market. “We sing in Hebrew, teach Israeli dances if requested and can even lead the Birkat,” the grace after meals.

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