grissomHe loves it when you call him Big Poppa.

Big Daddy Chad is there for you, brides. Grooms, worry not, he’s there for you, too — he just knows that by making sure your lovely lady is taken care of first, you and the rest of your guests will be guaranteed a lovely day. Midwestern in roots, Bay Area in upbringing, he’s lived his life providing protection, from his days as an all-league lineman for Antioch High School to his time served working on the front line with the Antioch Police Department.

The only thing bigger than the big man’s commitment to protect and serve is his heart — which he opens and holds out to his wife (aka: his best friend) and three kids.

All together now,


“The guys were wonderful and the dance floor was packed all night!  People would have stayed longer if they could. Everybody commented on how good the DJ was and like you said people flooded the photo booth at the end.

Thank you and I knew we made the right choice with Denon and Doyle!”
-Melanie Ross, Chardonnay Golf Club, July 16

“Thank you, thank you, thank you for Friday Night’s Party!! The background music, the lighting, the DJ (Chad), were all awesome!! We appreciate everything you do!!”
-Gris Abundis, Claremont Country Club,  June 10

“Justin and Chad were fantastic!  Lucy and her friends had a blast, and I really can’t make any suggestions for improvements.  The guys struck the right chord all night as far as I can tell. I’m not much of a social media participant, but I will highly recommend Denon and Doyle to my friends.”
-Wendy Stovell, Firehouse 8, May 21

chadandcouple“We just wanted to thank you so much for working with us and recommending Chad for our wedding this past March 20th at Piedmont Community Hall. He was absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have possibly wished for anyone better! You and your staff’s personalities and willingness to go the extra mile to make us happy does not go unnoticed. You, Brian, and Chad were all phenomenal and we couldn’t be any happier that we went with your company. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we wish you many more years of success!”
-Rachel & Deonte, Piedmont Community Center, March 20th

“OMG, THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO FUN! We loved the team, the energy they brought, the music, the laughs, everything! Thank you so much. I have been getting notes and visits all day saying THAT WAS THE BEST HOLIDAY PERTY I”VE EVER BEEN TO! How cool is that? Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
-Kari Schnapp, Rosewod Sand Hill Hotel, December 17

“Frankie and I had our wedding at Scott’s this past weekend and Chad was our dj, I just wanted to give Chad the BIGGEST thank you, he did an amazing job!!! He really made the party flow just perfectly and listened to all our requests! He’s the best!! I hope to work with you guys in the future!”
-Katherine Gibson, Scott’s Gardens, November 7

“Mike and I want to extend a huge thanks to all of you for helping make our wedding come together so seamlessly last weekend.  Our wedding planner (Jean Marks), as well as the Menlo Circus Club staff, had assured me that we had picked the best DJ company out there way back when I booked with you in 2014–and they were 100% right.

Chad, you were the rockstar Brian and Sue described to me, and although we hardly had any chance to talk throughout the evening you handled everything proactively and perfectly. The ceremony sound, lighting, toasts, dances, and awesome playlist all blended together so flawlessly. Many of our guests commented to us on Sunday morning that the music was phenomenal and that our DJ was “super chill” — just what we wanted!  Considering we had toddlers through senior citizens on the dance floor at basically all times, I’d say you nailed it.

Brian and Sue, you both were extremely reliable and professional when it came to handling all the logistics and communication during the wedding planning process.  Thank you for your thorough support and guidance, friendliness, and responsiveness from start to finish.  The entire day was a dream come true, and Denon & Doyle played a pivotal role in making that happen.  THANK YOU!”
-Anna Stone, Menlo Circus Club, June 20

“I want to say thanks to Chad for such an excellent job on Saturday.  Everyone couldn’t stop talking about how amazing the music and environment was at the wedding.  We even had one aunt out on the dance floor who told us she hadn’t danced like that in 30 years!  He also showed his sneaky side in collaborating with the bride in surprising me – twice!

I also wanted to reach out and see if there’s some way we can send a tip to Chad.  Embarassingly, we didn’t have a very good ‘exit plan’ for wrapping up the night, and one of the things that didn’t happen was that we weren’t able to thank Chad for everything he did that was over and above excellent.”
-Kevin Lance, Brazilian Room, May 23

Thanks so much for your help with our Shaloha Gala. Everything went great! It was a wonderful evening and we truly appreciate D&D being at our event every year.  It is so much appreciated!

Chad was a super nice guy and did a great job from beginning to end. He set up well in advance, stayed til the very end and was a joy to work with. Please pass along my gratitude and thanks!! Thanks again so much!”
-Rae Corr, San Ramon Community Center, April 18

“We received nothing but compliments about Chad and the music he played. Everyone loved the variety and since we had a mix of younger and older people at the wedding. it couldn’t have been any better.  Thanks for reaching out and for providing great service at the wedding.”
-Matt Berger, V. Sattui Winery, September 20

“The DJ (Chad) was fantastic, awesome music and awesome personality A+++++. Everybody loved him. Thank you so much for make our event Five Stars.”
-Orna Santo, Mountain Terrace, August 31

“We just wanted to let you know that Chad did a wonderful job. Our dance floor was never empty and we got to dance to some of our favorite songs. His timing for our first dance was spot-on and we really appreciated him checking in with us. We had a wonderful time. Thank you and your team for helping us have a wonderful wedding.”
-Natalie Badowski, Campovida, August 23

“It was an amazing day and can’t thank Denon and Doyle enough, especially Chad for doing such a wonderful job last night. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! You guys rock!”
-Brittany Carrera, Union Hill Inn, May 31, 2014

“Dave and Ceil were thrilled with the party, and specifically mentioned how great the DJ was!”
-Kate Winn, Barbara Llewellyn Catering, McGrail Vineyards, May 24

“Thank you for the amazing service that both Chad and Caleb provided!! I will go on Yelp and provide excellent reviews! Chad is beyond amazing, I have nothing but nice things to say about it! He is such a gentlemen, thoughtful, asked if we needed refills on our drinks while we were taking pictures, he is AMAZING! I had attended a wedding last year where he was the DJ and I was standing in the buffet line and it was freezing… all of a sudden someone puts their jacket over my shoulder while I am serving myself. I say ‘thank you’ but didn’t see who it was, after I sat down, I realized this was not my fiance’s jacket and I looked around and saw that Chad didn’t have his jacket on! He had given me his jacket. Thank you!”
-Kristine Phillips, Wente Vineyards, April 26

“The evening was a huge success. Thank you. Everything worked out. For the disco piece…..the music was great, the lighting spectacular and Chad fantastic. Thank you again.”
-Duke Dayal, Claremont Country Club, March 29

“Everything turned out Awsome! Chad was so great. We will diffidently call you again for any future gatherings.”
-Mary Valenzuela, Greenbrae Residence, January 4

“I have heard nothing but good things about Chad and the photo booths! The party was awesome, and I was very impressed with Chad! He had everyone dancing all night, even the shy people!”
-Alisha Nicola, Singulex, Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, December 14, 2013

“Just wanted to follow up and let you know how pleased we were with your service. Chad did a great job and got everyone moving on the dance floor. I appreciate your professionalism and follow through from day one. Denon & Doyle was a vendor that I didn’t have to worry about and was proactive on every front. Your efforts in making the evening work seamlessly was much appreciated. I look forward to using your service in the future.”
-Jill Gregori, Claremont Resort, November 16, 2013

“Wedding was amazing and Chad was awesome. He took great care of us and we didn’t have to worry or think about a thing. I will absolutely recommend Chad and Denon & Doyle to others.”
-Heron Torres, Jefferson Street Mansion, September 15, 2013

“We had an amazing time- and your team was unbelievable! We absolutely loved both Jake and Chad. Chad played everything we wanted and more, and I think he even had a good time doing it!”
-Shannon Murphy, Piedmont Hall Community Center, August 31, 2013

“Just wanted to let you know everything went really well during our wedding. Chad was great and extremely personable. Our photobooth attendant was also great. You all did a wonderful job coordinating.”
-Michael Huang, Marin Art & Garden Center, July 13, 2013

“Thanks for the e-mail! Everything with the wedding went great – Chad was even better than advertised and really took care of all the odds and ends at the wedding. We especially liked that he let us know when good times to cut the cake, etc were coming up because we weren’t keeping track of time ourselves. We also really appreciated his flexibility when we needed just a few more minutes to talk to some more family. I don’t think we were even slightly worried about anything with the music or timetable throughout the whole night which is a huge compliment to the planning that we did with you beforehand and how Chad took care of everything at the reception.”
-Anton Minar, Claremont Resort & Spa, June 15, 2013

“Chad was a real pro – he was set to jet when he arrived and off he went providing perfectly timed, great music all evening . It was so seamless that all I had to do was thank him! It was a nice touch posting the Bond pictures to his equipment table and playing the Flash Mob song right on time. Also a friend said she made a few requests and he was happy to oblige.

It wouldn’t have been a GREAT DANCE PARTY without the flawless music.”
-Patrice Jones, Servino Restaurant, April 13, 2013

“Thanks for touching base. I did speak to Mark via email last week and passed on how awesome Chad was and that we had a blast at our wedding. Guests have been raving about Chad and what a great DJ he was.”
-Megan Eorio, Murrieta’s Well, December 29, 2012

“Chad was awesome! We’ve even received feedback from some of our guests about how great our dj was. My husband and I were worried about blending the two cultures and blending Nigerian music but he managed to do so perfectly! We had a great time at our wedding and it was due to Chad that my family of non dancers danced the night away!

Thank you Denon & Doyle and a HUGE thank you to Chad!!!”
-Brittany Mills, The Gardens at Heather Farms, September 29, 2012

“I just wanted to let you know that Chad was AMAZING at our wedding on 9/15/12. Everyone has complimented the music selection, and it was so much fun to have everyone out on the dance floor.”
-Gina Tomarchio, Stanford Barn, September 15, 2012

“Chad was one of the best DJs I have ever worked with. He was professional, organized, had a great feel for the crowd, kept us on schedule, adjusted when necessary, and had the dance floor full all night. The client had only the highest compliments for him. I loved that he was calm, friendly and cheerful.

Thank you for your great planning and exceptional execution.”
-Megan Hunt, Blackhawk Country Club, September 1, 2012

“We had the best night of our lives and LOVED Chad! He played everything we wanted and more! Everything went so smoothly thanks to you guys!

I will absolutely be referring you to anyone I come across!!!!”
-Rachel Estrada, Diablo Ranch, August 18, 2012

“Everything went great. Chad was a wonderful DJ. No complaints at all.”
-Jake MacLachlan, Durham Ranch, August 11, 2012

“We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to book Denon & Doyle, and have the pleasure of Chad being the DJ for our wedding. The dance floor

“Chad was an awesome DJ!!!!! He did more than just play the music for us. He actually substituted as our wedding coordinator!!! Since we had the wedding at the home of the groom’s parents, I had to coordinate most of the event. Chad was there every step of the way. He was personable, helpful (even brought the bride water when he could see she was getting tired-very impressive!!!) Chad was easy to work with and went out of his way to help. There were a few times I changed plans at the last minute and he adapted quickly, patiently and always with a smile!

I will continue to recommend your service to everyone!!! There is nothing I would have changed and I can’t think of anything more that Chad could have done. I can see why he is a favorite with so many people!!!!!!!!!

Thank you again for such wonderful service. Please let Chad know that we enjoyed working with him and the bride and groom were extremely pleased!!!”
-Vicki Pillow, Private Residence, May 31, 2008

“I wanted to thank you for a wonderful event. Chad was awesome.”
-Allison Medlock, Golden Gate Yacht Club, May 25, 2008

“What a wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Chad was a BIG part of making it so successful. He did an amazing job, getting the party rolling, keeping it moving, and attending to our every need. This is the second wedding Chad did for us and we were VERY satisfied on both occasions.”
-Margaret Keane, Round Hill Country Club, May 24, 2008

“I just wanted to say what a great time Jared and I had! We have gotten so much positive feedback about our wedding! Chad did a great job… We gave him an entire layer of our wedding cake, so if he didn’t bring it back to share with you guys he kept it for himself!!! (Thanks Chad!!) Keep up the good work and let Chad know we appreciate his talents! ”
-Danielle Rosko, Murrieta’s Well, April 20, 2008

“The wedding was amazing & the DJs (Chad & Saul) were absolutely fantastic. I appreciate all of your help with the planning process.”
-Liz Inman, St. Regis Hotel, April 5, 2008

“Wedding was great! Chad was great! It couldn’t have gone smoother. I loved that pre-planner thing. Thank you so much! I don’t know when I will ever need a DJ again in my life, but I will certainly reccomend you guys if I do. Thanks a lot!”
-Tarah Mark, Villagio Inn & Spa, March 8, 2008

“What I remember was awesome. I could not have wished for a better way to spend 40. Chad was great, he kept us dancing all night which is exactly what I wanted. He was professional and polite and great at judging what people wanted to hear. I could not be happier.”
-Gloria Atherstone, Private Residence, January 5, 2008

“The reception was absolutely amazing! Chad was phenomenal, super professional and light hearted. I looked in Chad’s direction a few times and he seemed to be just as into the music as the PACKED dance floor. The reception is still the talk of the town and we owe Chad the majority of those accolades! I will recommend both Chad and D&D to all my friends and family. Thank you for the great memories.”
-Heather Desmond, Private Residence, October 6, 2007

“Everything went great at the wedding. Chad and Garrett were a lot of fun. They played every song we wanted to hear. Couldn’t have gone any better.”
-Nancy Armentrout, Vintage 1870, August 11, 2007

“Thank you for all your help!!! We were so happy with how everything turned out and don’t think Chad could have done a better job. We have gotten so many positive comments about Chad, we were really happy with everything and people were dancing all night. We also appreciate how easy it was to deal with you all and how on the ball you were — I never felt worried about any of the logistics and you were always super prompt with replies to our questions. I wouldn’t change a thing! ”
-Amy Wang, Marin Headlands, August 4, 2007

“We just got back from our honeymoon on Wednesday, and I was thinking about sending you over an email to compliment Chad. He was really great! Extremely professional and very, very organized. He was very much appreciated!”
-Ana & Charles, Sir Francis Drake, July 21, 2007

“The wedding went very well. Chad was absolutely great and everyone had an awesome time.”
-Carnell Washington, Silicon Valley Capitol club, July 14, 2007

“Chad was the best thing ever!!!! I have never heard a djay like him. He is on the ball, considerate, and most importantly, entertaining. I had people coming up to me all night saying he was the best djay they have ever heard. We love Chad!!”
-Ashley Walls, Private Residence, July 7, 2007

“We just wanted to let you know that Chad did an amazing job. We were incredibly happy with him and would recommend his services to anybody. He especially did a great job working with the crowd and mixing up the music selection. Thank you so much”
-Mathew & Philippa, San Francisco City Club, June 2, 2007

“We had an AWESOME time at our wedding and Chad was so great! We really loved having him there and truly, our wedding was made so much more wonderful with him there. We especially liked the ice-breaker at the beginning, where people danced around the table and later were able to win the centerpiece. That got everyone going. Anyway, I am thrilled that Denon and Doyle were there to make our wedding the best ever.”
-Janet Lai, San Francisco Film Center, May 26, 2007

“Everything was fantastic. All of our guests had a blast, and of course we did too. Can’t say we have anything else to suggest to improve on. Definitely the most professional, and easiest vendor to deal with. Chad was awesome. His energy and attitude were great.”
-Jimmy Goga, Renaissance Clubsport, April 28, 2007

“The event was great and Chad and his assistant were punctual, well prepared and fun.”
-Adam Krug, Tres Agaves, April 21, 2007

“We just wanted to say thank you so very much for the wonderful job Chad did at our wedding on the 14th. We were so incredibly happy with his professionalism, choice of music, and his added element of fun. He truly set the perfect mood for our reception, and we are so grateful! Many of our guests commented positively on his performance and the music selection – everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you again for making our special day be the best it could!”
-Courtney Dixon, Crow Canyon Country Club, April 14, 2007

“It was a pleasure working with all of you. You were always readily available to answer questions, Mark Haggarty was awesome with all my special requests, and Chad was a big teddy bear! I enjoyed him at our wedding. He was so into it… perfect radio voice and lipsyncing to the songs! I loved it! We are so glad we found you guys. We never even researched any other DJ; we went to your showcase and that sold it for us. Great job!”
-Angela Umpig, Ranch Solano Country Club, February 17, 2007

“Chad was great!! The night went fantastic and everyone had a great time. People are still talking about how much fun they had dancing. Thank you so much for bringing everything together for us. We will most definitely continue refer your services to our clients and look forward to using you for our next Hiddenbrooke event.”
-Shannon Tamplin, Marriott-Napa, February 2, 2007

“We had a great time! Chad was great. Chad was on top of the music all night taking requests. He was very good. I will refer you all out to friends and family.”
-Hillary Marckwardt, Private Residence, January 27, 2007

“We had a fabulous time, and Chad made a core contribution to the night. Compliments came from all around about how great our DJ was. He was a lot of fun, played great songs, and kept everyone dancing. We will highly recommend you in the future. We’ve had two great experiences with you this year. Both ours and my sister’s wedding were greatly impacted by your skills.”
-Christian & Mara, La Playa Hotel, November 11, 2006

“Well, we just got back from our honeymoon…I guess it is back to reality!! Anyway, I just wanted to thank you guys again for everything, I can’t tell how much I appreciated the level of professionalism your company maintains. It is priceless to have one less worry on your wedding day and from the moment I began working with you I had complete faith that you would do an excellent job and you never let me down! As far as Chad is concerned he was fabulous!!! We had such a blast dancing I truly can’t imagine a more perfect day and he had a lot to do with that. I really enjoyed his charisma and how well he read the crowd as well as including me on major decisions. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding day the best day of my life and if anyone ever asks I would not hesitate to recommend your company for any event.”
-Coleen Savage, St Apollinaris Church Hall, November 4, 2006

“We had so much fun at our wedding. Please tell Chad and Alex they were awesome. The honeymoon game was a real hit with everyone — they are still talking about it. Also, all my girlfriends loved the times we were dancing so thanks for playing some great hits!!!”
-Natalie Zee, 1 Fort Mason, October 7, 2006

“Chad was very easy to work with and did a great job. Everything was sort of a blur for me, but I know that several guests were sweating up a storm on the dance floor and said that he was fantastic. Please tell him thank you for us!”
-Rachel & Chris, San Benito House, September 9, 2006

“We had an absolutely amazing time. I have heard nothing but compliment after compliment about the music and how nice Chad was. He did a great job and so many people wanted him to stay. It was funny. He really helped move our reception along and kept us organized, even with a group that doesn’t like to listen!! Haha. Please thank him again from Jim and I. You guys have all been excellent to work with. Mark H was great too and really helped make it a wonderful evening!!”
-Carol & Jim, Private residence, August 26, 2006

“Thank you! Chad did a wonderful job at our wedding… as always! Everything went very smoothly and Nick and I enjoyed ourselves completely. Chad is such a professional, easy going guy…. he is always so prepared and willing to go along with anything (from the bride and groom!). He is so good with others wanting to take part in the toasts/etc. We have nothing but raving feedback for you!!! Thank you for everything and we will continue to refer our friends/family to you! (We actually did, the Huffaker’s wedding which was before ours!)”
-Megan & Nick Steger, Blackhawk Country Club, July 22, 2006

“Just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at our July 1st wedding, and Chad was fabulous. He was on-the-spot, kept things on time, adjusted to changes, and I understand that he contacted someone to bring him crayons for the coloring contest to the venue after realizing they were missing after arrival. We felt completely confident with him there.

It was really cute to see Chad trying to get answers from four year olds (he towered over them) on how old we were and why people get married during the coloring contest. The kids were a bit shy, but the crowd loved it when the last six year old was asked how old we were, and she said “Um, 22?”

I will definitely recommend Chad and your staff to anyone looking for a DJ — My dad even shook his hand and told him what a great job he did, and our limo driver said when he came to pick us up that from what he heard out in the limo, it was some of the best wedding music and to compliment whoever was working the DJ booth.”
-Jason & Katie, Admiral’s Mansion, July 1, 2006

“Thank you for everything. The event came off flawlessly and Chad was a major part of that success. Please re-convey our thanks to him for a job well done. Again, you have the appreciation of the membership of the Federal Services Congress of the American Academy of Physician Assistants for helping to make our special event work.”
-Captain Richard Vause, San Francisco Marriott, May 30, 2006

“Chad was great! He followed our instructions well and he read the crowd appropriately. Our guests danced all night long and we ended up extending the dancing a little bit. We got a lot of compliments on our choice of music. Send a big thanks to Chad (and his partner – I think his name was Michael?)”
-Ted & Audrey, Pan Pacific Hotel, May 27, 2006

“Everything went great with the wedding and Chad and his asst did a great job. I didn’t have to help them out with anything as they knew what was going on.”
-Melson Chan, Kohl Mansion, May 6, 2006

“Everything went very well. Chad did a great job. This was the 13th annual and the consensus opinion is that it rates in the top 2 or 3. Already looking forward to next year!”
-Keith Bower, Lafayette Park Hotel & spa, May 5, 2006

“I think Chad did a fine job. The party was a huge success. Everyone is looking foward to next year;. We’ll know the date soon.”
-Rayne Ravitz, Congregation B’nai Tikvah, April 29, 2006

“Chad did an absolutely fabulous job. He had every one of our guests on the dance floor all night long. Everyone enjoyed how much fun he was having with the music as well. We could not have asked for a better DJ or a better wedding. We actually had people on the dance floor between salad and dinner. So fabulous!”
-Kirsten & Luke, Sir Francis Drake, April 22, 2006

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