Chances are you landed here because you are searching for the best in private event musical entertainment. If that is the case, you came to the right place.
Based in Tucson AZ, available for travel.
Why not to hire DJ Thomas Dean
You want a cookie cutter wedding reception just like most others
You think that the Cupid Shuffle and Uptown Funk are going to be the biggest hits of the night
You feel that the entertainment at your reception will not impact the way your guests remember you and your event
You don’t value your event enough to buy into the creative process that leads your vendors to their best work
If any of the above applies to you, you probably will not enjoy working with us. However, if you do value the quality of entertainment for your wedding reception or after party and seek one of a kind, deeply curated story telling through the soundtrack showcased by your DJ and comprehensive event pacing and execution by a professional master of ceremonies then we will mesh well together.
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About the owner
” MY GIFT, IS MAKING SURE you and YOUR wedding are REMEMBERED in the best way possible”
Thomas Dean is the creative talent and driving force behind Elite Mobile Entertainment.
Built for the world of private events, he has a super rare combination of top tier skills as both a DJ and Master of Ceremonies which makes him a great fit for even the most demanding of events.
Thomas has attended and contributed to training classes, seminars, and collectives around the country sharing inspiration with some of the top professionals in the private event world such as other DJ’s & entertainers Brian B., Jason Jani, Joe Bunn, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Fatman Scoop, DJ Scooter, DJ Digital Dave, Skratch Bastid, Nick Bike, DJ ADMC, DJ Spider, Buck Rodgers and more as well as planners Andrea Eppolito, Bob Conti, Paulina Corvi, Danielle Couick, Melissa Fancy, and many many others in various fields.
In his pre-entrepreneur life Thomas has a background in radio, communications and technology, as well as hospitality. He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and aside from being a DJ he is also a dog lover and road trip fanatic! His favorite foods are tacos and chicken fried steak, and his favorite snack is a Dole Whip from Disneyland! Want to know more? Just ask!
Over the years Thomas has created and continues to refine a meticulous process that in short, involves getting to know his clients on a multitude of levels. We are not talking about “give us your favorite music” type questions and quite frankly, it isn’t for everyone. Some clients want to pick a DJ and answer minimal questions and have little communication prior to the event. While we respect everyone’s preferences, that just isn’t our style because it doesn’t lead us to our best work. Sure we provide beautiful lighting options and crisp clear sound, but those aren’t differentiating factors. We are a professional private event entertainment group that serves clients who want to remember and be remembered for their celebration. We do our best work when we are given full creative freedom and have direct access and opportunity to get to know you beyond the type of music you like to lose your mind to. are willing to invest in the success of their event and are selective about who they trust with certain roles. We are dedicated to providing the best possible experience to those that realize that not all DJ’s are cut from the same cloth.
Investing this much time and creative energy into each and every event’s success means that we can’t take on the quantity of events that many other DJ’s can so while others may boast about doing a certain number of events in a given year, our approach forces us to cater to a smaller niche market and as a result we will sometimes turn down certain work opportunities if it’s not the ideal situation for all involved parties and the significant investment of resources that each will be required to make. Our commitment is to not be a goodfit for most but instead to be a perfect fit for an exclusive few.
Tucson Wedding DJ
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We entertain clients that seek an extraordinary experience and want their story told in a unique, creative, and fun manner.
To ensure that we are able to do our best work, we require an investment that clients like you are willing to make when they are serious about the quality of entertainment at their event. This guarantees that we are a perfect client-vendor match. On our end, we invest an ample amount of time and creative energy into your event and because of this, we can only take on 25 – 30 weddings per year. We believe firmly in quality over quantity.
So, what will it all cost? Since every event has unique dynamics such as guest count, location, visions etc. we can’t forecast the price of an event we know nothing about. What we can tell you is that the average client investment is anywhere between four and six thousand dollars for most weddings.
There are 4 main factors that go into calculating our fee:
“My talent fee is what allows me the time and creative space to put my best work in front of you and your guests. Most of this is done before your event gets here and paves the way for our journey to success. This is what allows me to tell your story through the soundtrack of your day. This fee will vary depending on a few things but starts right around 3 thousand dollars”. Thomas Dean
Enhancements are production items that aren’t absolutely necessary but add awesomeness to the experience you and your guests are immersed in. Some examples include Co2 cannons, uplighitng, cold spark fountains, cloud effects for special dances, monogram projections, etc.
The production fee is what covers all of the essential elements provided by us that make it possible to bring everything to fruition on event day from sound equipment for one or more locations, microphones, DJ booths, an assistant or 2 to help with setup and strike of equipment, etc. This fee will vary based on event size, layout, location, and other tangible resources we provide.
Travel fees are usually charged when your event is outside of the greater Tucson area. There will be no markup on certain travel expenses like airfare, hotel rooms, meals, uber rides etc. while things like additional nights away from home will incur additional costs in most cases.
We don’t offer any official discounts but when you are referred to us by certain event planning and design teams we may charge a lesser fee as our workload is lighter.
“This starts with a discussion of your visions and goals, figuring out how you want to feel, and the way you want you and your event to be remembered. My service proposal will have what I see as a great fit for your event but the final decision is yours to make. If at any point in the qualification process I feel like I am not the perfect DJ for your event or for any reason I am unable to provide you with my best work, I promise to show you the courtesy and respect by letting you know so that you do no waste time energy or money for something that is not worthwhile” – Thomas Dean
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If you are interested in learning more and want to consider me for your event hosting and entertainment needs, go to our contact page and fill out the quick form to see if we have your date available, My booking manager will respond as quick as she can.
Thomas was absolutely the best DJ/ MC anyone could ask for!Nicholas and I enjoyed every moment from our wedding. From the very beginning Thomas’s details- planning made it for such an wonderful experience. I would highly recommend anyone to use Elite Mobil Entertainment DJ!! We can’t thank you enough Thomas.
Thomas is the DJ for Elite Mobile Entertainment and he did an amazing job. He provided a worksheet at the beginning that you could start filling in as you went along with your planning (it also helped as a guideline to see if you were missing anything for vendors, speeches, etc.). He spoke with us a few times to verify all details were accounted for (as well as assisting me with some audio pieces that I recorded to be played at the wedding). Throughout the event, he helped to keep my partner and I informed on what was occurring, if there were any delays, if we were a head on anything or if we needed to make any last minute changes. He also managed to keep people dancing on the dance floor. Thomas is great and I recommend him for all possible events.
Thomas Dean is a very thorough master of ceremony. He asked the questions that we had never thought about. He ensured that our day went smoothly. Our family and friends danced the night away. They were blown away with the uplighting, cold sparklers, astera lights. Thomas also assisted us with a song compilation for our first dance. Elite service is what he delivered on our special day. Thank you!!
Thomas and his team at Elite Mobile Entertainment were incredible! From the moment we first reached out to our wedding day, Thomas was responsive and attentive. He truly took the time to get to know us and understand what our vision was. He considers all aspects of the evening by helping to perfect the schedule and ensuring the event flows. The dance party portion of our wedding was the most important and Thomas did not disappoint. We had a FULL dance floor for 3.5 straight hours thanks to his incredible skills! I would hire Thomas again in a heartbeat!
Thomas was a great help on our special day! All the planning and weeks prior he was able to coordinate with my wife and I. The ceremony was great and everyone was able to hear us even as it was an outdoor wedding, and the reception hit out of the park! All our guests had an awesome time dancing and celebrating with us. Thomas did great with the mix and reading the crown to see how they felt about the energy of songs played. Mad for an excellent night full of dancing fun and celebrating that I know me and my now wife will not forget. We were also able to enjoy the last few minutes of our wedding day with a slow dance with just us around, it really made for a great way to end the night. Definitely would recommend Thomas for any events or weddings your friends and family might have planned in the future.
Hiring Thomas was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process! He went above and beyond to ensure our day was amazing and it truly was. I wouldn't have changed a thing - it was perfect. In the planning phase, he was such an incredible source of knowledge and information - during our first planning meeting he spent over three hours going over the details with us. He continued to stay in contact with us all the way up until our wedding day and answered any and all questions we had. He put together an amazing timeline and the wedding flowed so smoothly and seamlessly. The music was also incredible - the dance floor was lively the entire night. So many of our guests said it was the smoothest, and most fun wedding they'd ever been to! We had the most incredible day and we owe it all to Thomas! We are so so thankful!!
My wife and I booked Thomas for our wedding and he was nothing short of amazing! He is an extremely thorough person and really helps out with the planning and flow of the wedding day. If you want a DJ that is just going to plug in the aux cord and play random songs, you might as well provide your own music. Thomas is able to provide more than entertainment/music, he provides the environment to ensure your night is memorable and focused on the couple. All night he was able to feel out the vibe of the party/night and play music that ensured EVERYONE had a great time. After our wedding night, we had multiple comments from people about how much they loved the environment and music that was playing. I can't say it enough, if you have an important date coming up I would highly recommend Thomas to be your MC, not just DJ.
“Hiring Thomas was the BEST decision we made during the entire wedding planning process!”
Emily H. Stillwell House Bride
“Thomas was fantastic from start to finish! He has an eye for detail and makes sure your vision is brought to life!”
Kara J. Westin La Paloma Bride
5/5 Stars – ” . . . . Tucson Wedding DJ Thomas and his team at Elite Mobile Entertainment were incredible! From the moment we first reached out to our wedding day, Thomas was responsive and attentive. He truly took the time to get to know us and understand what our vision was. He considers all aspects of the evening by helping to perfect the schedule and ensuring the event flows. The dance party portion of our wedding was the most important and Thomas did not disappoint. We had a FULL dance floor for 3.5 straight hours thanks to his incredible skills! I would hire Thomas again in a heartbeat!”
– Alyssa, The Gallery Golf Club Bride
5/5 Stars – ” . . .Hiring Tucson Wedding DJ Thomas Dean was the best decision we made during the entire wedding planning process! He went above and beyond to ensure our day was amazing and it truly was. I wouldn’t have changed a thing – it was perfect . . . ”
– Emily H., The Stillwell House Bride
5/5 Stars – ” . . . .Thomas was the MVP of our wedding. He absolutely crushed it as the MC of the wedding . . you wont find a better DJ, Thomas is in a class all by himself . . .”
– Yan O., The Stillwell House Groom
5/5 Stars – ” . . . . Thomas Dean is an incredible DJ, both on the day of the event and during the planning stages. Thomas listened to us and crafted the best possible wedding ceremony and reception we could have imagined! . . .”
– Christina O., Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Bride
5/5 Stars – “. . . . We didn’t want to do the traditional garter toss and bouquet toss, but we initially felt obligated. Thomas immediately picked up on our discomfort and he provided a wonderful alternative that had some of our guests crying happy tears . . . . Several of our guests commented on how amazing Thomas was, and we couldn’t agree more!
– Brooke L., Westin la Paloma Bride
5/5 Stars – ” . . . After our wedding night, we had multiple comments from people about how much they loved the environment and music that was playing. I can’t say it enough, if you have an important date coming up I would highly recommend Thomas . . .”