Katherine (“DJ Derb”) Derby
Hailing from Vermont, Katherine Derby is one of the newest additions to DJ Jodi Entertainment (2014). Derb has since exceeded expectations of newlyweds on their big day and has traveled far and wide to get people grooving at special events. Some of her regular gigs have included Spring Point Tavern in S. Portland, Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill, and T-Dance in Ogunquit (disco & 80s theme specialty).
Derb’s strengths: Reading the crowd. Versatility. Music selection. Depth and breadth of musical knowledge and talent.
Derb’s DJ style: Cool, calm, collected, crowd-pleaser. Disco, 80s, country, classic rock, Top 40, karaoke.
When she’s not DJing: Derb is an IT manager interested in cutting-edge technologies and gadgets, a loving mom to rescue dog Kate the Great, one-half of the acoustic duo Woo! Girls, and a craft beer aficionado.
What Our Clients Are Saying About DJ Derby
We cannot even begin to express how thankful we are that we got to work with DJ Jodi and DJ Derb – they were absolute game changers for both our wedding day and the entire planning process. Jodi is one of the friendliest, most knowledgeable people we have ever met, and helped guide us to think about what kind of a wedding we wanted and worked with us to set the tone with music and schedule from there. She is incredibly meticulous in the best possible way and made the entire process seamless and stressless – something that planning a 120 person wedding in 5 months should not have been 🙂 Both Jodi and DJ Derb went above and beyond in every possible way, and we honestly miss getting to interact with them on a regular basis. DJ Derb dj’d our wedding and was outstanding – multiple guests commented on how great she was and the dance floor was packed the entire evening. DJ Derb was able to keep everything and everyone on schedule, without the night having the rushed, cheesy announcement-feel that some weddings tend to take on. She is also an amazing guitarist and played the guitar for our ceremony processional and was just a joy to have at our wedding. Both DJ Jodi and Derb are point blank wonderful people and it was an absolute pleasure to work with them – we cannot recommend them highly enough. ~ Jim & Brianna Connolly September 2017
We cannot thank you enough for being so wonderful to work with. Derb did an INCREDIBLE job at our wedding and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night! Everyone loved the music and it flowed perfectly. Everything was seamless–truly–from start to finish. You were such a pleasure, so helpful, so patient, so easy. We will absolutely post a review wherever you would like us to post!! ~ Katie & Daniel October 2017
DJ Jodi Entertainment played our wedding on Peaks Island. Killer. Easy. Well organized and didn’t bat an eye at the extra step of getting out to the island. Classy jazz at dinner, then monster dance floor jams, all with a great eye for the crowd (and absolutely no cheese!) – Brooke & Bart August 2017
“DJ Jodi Entertainment was amazing! Jodi’s communication up to the wedding was fantastic and took the time to meet with me ahead of time at the venue to make sure we were all set! They did a great job of including songs we requested and DJ Kathy Derby (DJ Derb!!) was incredible! The song transitions were great and she did a wonderful job the whole night!!! Everyone raved about her and said she was the best ever! I agree! Thank you for a fabulous job!it was an absolutely beautiful day! Kathy was perfect for our wedding and the word AMAZING is an understatement. She is so talented on the guitar, many people commented on what a beautiful addition to the ceremony it was. She was approachable and friendly. Very funny on the microphone too! We really enjoyed her and would definitely recommend her to others. She made our day so much fun, people at work have come up to me and said that they never dance at weddings but they did so at ours! Please pass along to her that we really appreciated all her hard work and let her know she made our wedding day memorable. It was such a pleasure to work with the both of you!” – Kate & Omar
“Hi Jodi, it was an absolutely beautiful day! Kathy was perfect for our wedding and the word AMAZING is an understatement. She is so talented on the guitar, many people commented on what a beautiful addition to the ceremony it was. She was approachable and friendly. Very funny on the microphone too! We really enjoyed her and would definitely recommend her to others. She made our day so much fun, people at work have come up to me and said that they never dance at weddings but they did so at ours! Please pass along to her that we really appreciated all her hard work and let her know she made our wedding day memorable. It was such a pleasure to work with the both of you!” -Danielle & Emily
We couldn’t have been happier with Derb as the DJ for our wedding! She and Jodi worked with us from the beginning with music suggestions, and most importantly, a questionnaire of our expectations of the day’s events. There were topics we hadn’t even thought of and we were so grateful all situations and things to consider were covered. Because of this, our wedding day ran smoothly and we couldn’t have been happier. Jodi and Derb had some great ideas of some non-traditional ideas which we incorporated into the reception as well which made things so much more fun. On the day of the wedding, Derb was a true professional and kept everything on schedule. The music from the ceremony to the dinner to the dance floor was exactly what we wanted. Everyone had a great time and we highly recommend Derb to DJ any event – big or small! – Joshua and Lesley Allen
“You guys did such a great job! From the planning to the day of, you made the process a little easier on me! And you added in some great ideas, like the newlywed game. Derb got everyone dancing! Even people I never thought I’d see on the dance floor! It was a wonderful day and you guys were a big part of it. Thanks so much!” – The Holton’s
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