Russ Gentner




Russ has been a very enthusiastic entertainer in the company since 2005. He is known for his friendly, outgoing attitude at each and every event. He loves and specializes in weddings and bar/bat mitzvah celebrations. His love for music and performing is shown whether he is entertaining as a DJ or playing guitar at an event. Russ is not only requested as one of our lead MC’s, but many ask to have him play guitar for their cocktail hour. He loves kids enjoys teaching fun, exciting dances and games. His passion in life is music and is shown in his skills to pick out the perfect songs to suite your guests, regardless of genre or age. Rest assured that your event with Russ will be nothing short of spectacular!

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Our Wedding went great! Russ did everything we asked. He really got the party started. Everyone had a great time! People we even coming up and commenting on the DJ!”

6/19/10 – Wedding
LeeAnn & Chris Mctighe

Russ did a great job and was very easy to approach with changes as the night progressed. Russ made our wedding one to remember! We had so much fun and could not have had a better DJ!”

5/29/10 – Wedding
Jenna & Rich Vascherault
Carousel Restaurant at Sterup Square

He was great!!!”

4/9/10 – Albany College of Pharmacy Half-Way Formal
Sandra Benyamin
11 N. Pearl Event Center

Diana and Russ were both extremely attentive and helpful! Russ was great – you could tell he put a lot into his pre-planning and adjusted well to last minute changes. We had so many comments on how great the music was – people danced all night! He kept the energy up and we keep getting compliments on how great the music and energy at our wedding was!”

10/31/09 – Wedding
Sarah & Matthew Kehrt
Glen Sanders Mansion

We love Russ!! We were so happy to use Russ at our daughter’s wedding. Everyone had so much fun. The music was perfect… people are still talking about how many were up on the dance floor. They would have danced all night if we let them. I have to say that the woman who answers the phone is always so cheerful!! It’s a pleasure to deal with people who like their jobs.”

10/24/09- Wedding
Kathy Denison – Mother of Bride
Erin & Peter Mucha
Highland Park Country Club

Everything was fabulous! I called on Sept. 28th and asked Diana for an appointment that very next day. We came in on Sept. 29th and booked within 10 minutes.

We felt that Diana understood the vision that we had for our wedding and felt as though we had selected the perfect DJ (Russ!). Diana was a pleasure to deal with and Russ was amazing.

Not only did Russ do an amazing job DJ-ing our event, he even played his guitar to our favorite song during the commencement of our wedding ceremony. It was just perfect- everything we dreamed of! Russ was so helpful and patient. I sent him our last minute music plans at 2:30am the day of our wedding. He reviewed it all and was not unprepared, he was the life of the party! Everyone – all ages – loved Russ. He was just awesome. He gave out beads and toys to our flower girls. Russ even got out on the dance floor and taught the guests some new dance moves. He created the perfect environment for our small wedding. I would strongly recommend Russ as a DJ to future couples planning a wedding/party event. It was just awesome! Everyone had so much fun. Jon and I waited 12 years to get married. The timing was finally right and we felt as though we had a fairytale wedding weekend at The Mansion Bed & Breakfast. Russ played a huge role in our wedding’s success. We thank him very much and appreciate his time spent with us. Everything was fantastic!”

10/11/09 – Wedding
Cristina & Jon Lalko
The Mansion, Rock City Falls

Russ did an excellent job, everyone had a fantastic time!”

9/25/09 – Wedding
Krista & Matt Leroux
Mohawk River Country Club

Kyle was excellent! He did a great job communicating with us and the reception hall staff. Everything went as planned. He was wonderful. We had such a great time at our reception. He kept the room upbeat and dancing for almost the entire night. He was great to work with before, during and after our event. Kyle was a key factor in making our evening memorable and we are very grateful for his awesome performance!”

Wedding – 12/4/10
Hiland Park Country Club
Serena Martindale

Kyle was great!! He was very attentive and great song selections throughout the night! Everyone was dancing the entire night, and one of our friends commented that this was the first wedding she had gone to where she liked every song that was played. Thank you for making our wedding such a fun night. It definitely would not have been the same without the great music!! We would absolutely use you again for future events and recommend you to friends!”

Wedding – 10/10/10
Century House
Catey de Arango

We were glad to have made the choice to book with your company. Thank You!”

Wedding – 10/9/10
Italian Benevolent Society
Lynn Swett

Russ was outstanding. Laura and I being from out of town, we were worried that things wouldn’t be coordinated perfectly without a sit down meeting. We had a great conversation with Russ over the phone, and everything went flawlessly. Russ played great music, kept the event flowing, and had the perfect amount of energy throughout the night. Our friends and families keep raving about what a great job our DJ did, and Laura and I couldn’t be happier! Diane was always friendly and extremely helpful. It was a pleasure to work with her.”

9/19/09- Wedding
Laura & Justin Eckhoff
Lake Pleasant Inn, Speculator

Russ is great! He did an excellent job! The reception was awesome. Everyone still tells me how much fun they had at it :)”

9/12/09 – Wedding
Courtney & David Larsen, Jr.
Edison Club

Russ did a fantastic job! He was just fabulous! We were so thrilled with him!  He’s a wonderful young man! We couldn’t have been more pleased – even the bartender said it was the best wedding he has ever seen there, and he’s seen a lot of weddings! Russ went above and beyond.  By the end of the night we felt like he was part of the family and we didn’t want him to leave! We were so pleased Russ was our DJ – it couldn’t have worked out better!  We’d highly recommend him to anyone!!”

8/2/08 – Wedding
Queensbury Hotel
Carolynn & Joe Carpenter

Everyone had an absolute blast. The dance floor was never empty. Piano Man DJ contributed to the most perfect day of my life. Russ did a great job and everything exceeded my expectations!”

9/14/07 – Wedding
David & Joelle Ernst
Italian American Community Center

It was a very pleasant & trouble free experience… Russ was very helpful. I felt very relaxed & comfortable about that portion of my party after talking with him on the phone prior to the event…he did a wonderful job of keeping me on our prearranged time line during the event.  Russ did an excellent job of getting in my personal requests, accommodating my guests & my children… My guests continue to tell me how much they enjoy Russ’s energy & personality!  We were haveing such a good time I requested Russ stay an additional hour…he was very accommodating & willingly stayed… Russ was able to monitor the mood of the party & play the music that was fitting. I want to thank Russ again, for staying overtime…& making my evening that much better… Russ did a great job!”

3/15/08 – 70th Birthday
Italian American Center
Pat Tasso

Music was perfect and not too loud so the adults could have a conversation at their tables. Everyone was so impressed with how Kyle kept the kids organized and busy with dancing and games!

Bar Mitzvah – 6/13/10
Wolferts Roost
Helen Spiro

He was awesome. He made the prom. He was personable, energetic, and flexible. I would recommend him to anyone for any occasion. I meant to contact you before you contacted me to give positive feedback on his performance. He was extremely professional and easy to work with. Give him a bonus!!  He was prepared and went out of his way to find the songs we needed. He got everyone on the dance floor and he handled the announcements of the court with skill, dancing non-stop!

5/2/08 – Prom
Glen Sanders Mansion
Damian Umbraco
Galway High School
882-1221 Ext 3412

Everything went very smoothly. It was even better than expected. It was so nice not to have to worry about Russ – he took care of everything!!
He was very polite and accommodating!
Everything was perfect – he remembered all our requests and was even sure to pronounce everyone’s names right.
We had lots of great feedback.
He showed a great level of excitement.
Our Wedding Reception was perfect.
Russ was awesome!! THANK YOU!

Dustin & Kassie Gibson
Wedding Reception
Saturday, September 15, 2007

I want to give an extra Thanks to Russ he did a wonderful job keeping everyone on the dance floor! Everyone had a blast!
Russ went above all means of expectations with communication and quick call backs….
He was very very helpful in all stages of planning.
Guests Love Russ we will be calling in the near future to request him again.
Perfect! My husbands a hard person to please with music and Russ had everything down to a T….
WE had a blast and many thanks to both Russ and Piano Man Productions!

Paula Goodman
30th Birthday Party
Friday, September 28, 2007

Russ was great to work with. He was very respectful, helpful and professional.
Everything went as planned! Russ did a great job accommodating all requests by our guests and the requests Trevor and I made.
Everyone had a GREAT time!!
Russ gave suggestions when I wasn’t sure what to play. He was very knowledgeable and I appreciated his help.
Everyone had such a great time. People are still talking about how much fun the wedding was.
Russ was great – I would recommend him for any event.

Caryn & Trevor Adams
Wedding Reception
Saturday, October 20, 2007

I wanted to thank you again for Saturday night. It was just a terrific, fun night for my family, especially for Moriah.  Every time I saw her she was having a ball dancing or playing games, and that was really the most important thing for us.  The candle lighting was so well done by you and Matt – all whipped up with 45 minutes of prep time!  You did, nonetheless, entertain me and all of the adults. You got people dancing, played all the songs I asked you to play, fired up a great Horah, and really engaged everyone and moved things along smoothly.  The night was both fun and intimate and you were a perfect fit.  If all of your party-throwers are as much of a pain in the butt as I was you have a tough job. You were a complete professional as far as dealing with limited space for the cocktail hour and changing plans. My daughter said the kids loved him. He put up with me before and during the event.  He played all songs, kept people dancing, took requests, was flexible with the plans and the caterer. I want to adopt him. What else can we say.  Thanks again and I am sure we’ll see each other at a party or a DMB show. Please use us as references.

Lee Greenstein & Amy Schallop
Bat Mitzvah for Moriah
Saturday, November 17, 2007
475-9844   Phone 2: 852-2157

We had some last minute changes and unexpected events at the wedding, Russ handled everything wonderfully….he didn’t even break a sweat.

Rusty & Denee Zeigler

He was excellent and will definitely use you again. Thanks so much.

Shawn Coreno

Russ answered every question that we had and made sure that everything we wanted was perfect. We had a response within 24 hours. We added several things at the last minute and Russ had no problem including them in the festivities. Two weeks later we are still getting comments on Russ’s ability to keep the reception lively, yet comfortable for the older guests as well. Everything was perfect. We could not ask for better. Russ is an exceptional DJ. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors. Please do not hesitate to contact us if he needs a reference

Erin & Jeff McMichael



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