Just Press Play Productions
Jessika at Kualoa Ranch
I had a small wedding and I knew right off the bat that I didn't want a big elaborate DJ set-up. I mean, I didn't want the typical slow-dance-songs-about-love and someone telling people to get on the dance floor. It seemed overdone. And I have great taste in music myself (not really, but I played mostly 80s rock music and my friends though it was hilarious).
Messaging with the company was really easy and they really know what they're doing on this island. They've probably been to all the venues a few times so when I mentioned my location and party-size, he knew immediately which sound set-up would work best for it.
Then for the "pressing-play" and "pause" I had one really capable friend handle it, but the company does offer someone to do the playing-pausing for you too.
Eddie at Kualoa Ranch
Just Press Play provided MC services and sound equipment rental for our wedding ceremony and reception and we could not be happier. We provided a lacking song list and they managed to improvise and fill all the dead space with appropriate music. Overall we are very happy with the additional services they provided and how they saved our reception playlist. Very recommended! Thank you, Just Press Play!
Note from JPP: Eddie got lucky! Not all our MC's bring music with them, or music you like, with them. We recommend you have at least 20 songs per hour pre programmed before your event, so this will not happen to you.
Neal at the Proud Peacock Restaurant at Waimea Valley Park
We were very happy with Just Press Play. We hosted a dinner at the Proud Peacock on the North Shore, which is a pretty big space with inside and outside areas so I wasn't sure if we would just need one or two speakers. Andy (the owner) visited the Proud Peacock while we were in the planning phase to determine what we would need. He recommended the big speaker plus a compact speaker, but when he actually set it up, the big speaker filled the restaurant with a deep, rich, powerful sound and realized there was no need for the compact speaker. Andy was attentive, conscientious, honest and fair. I highly recommend Just Press Play to anyone who wants their own music quiet and clear in the background during dinner then nice and loud when it's time to dance.
Taylor at the Hale Koa Hotel
Wonderful service, easy and stress-free!! So glad we hired Just Press Play for our wedding reception!
Randall at Thomas Gentry Community Center
We had a very good experience with Andy and Just Press Play this weekend. I needed a simple sound system for my daughter's graduation party. Nothing fancy, just speakers and a mic; something that would play background music from her playlist and provide sound for her slideshow. Just Press Play had good reviews so I emailed them and Andy responded that night. He kept in touch, answered all my questions, and gave suggestions to help everything run smoothly. On the day of the event he arrived early and worked with us to find the best way set up in the space we had. The equipment was easy to use worked without problems. At the end of the evening he came right on time and put everything away. He was professional throughout and helped to make our night a success. I would definitely use Just Press Play again.
Courtney Crane Events, HI
Andy with Just Press Play is absolutely wonderful. Such a great value and amazing service. I have worked with him on several events and each one went off without a hitch. He is professional, kind and all around great to work with! Always on top of things, always on time and ALWAYS with a smile on his face. He has gone above and beyond to make sure each wedding and event is perfect!
DJ Marc, HI
I found Jeff because he had Bose L1 systems and I wanted to try one out for a Hawaii wedding. He was amazing to work with, helped choose the right configuration for a large outdoor reception, provided great sounding equipment, and ensured everything went off without a hitch despite temporary inclement weather. For this particular event I was the DJ, but I must say his free advice to folks who will curate/operate their own music is truly comprehensive. It took me years to gain similar experience and he includes it as part of his knowledge base. I look forward to enlisting Jeff's expertise next time I perform in Oahu!
Amanda, Aiea, HI
So we did not have a wedding coordinator for the whole planning process until the day of so things were a bit chaotic and unorganized on our end. I contacted Andy about a month or so before my wedding to inquire about an AV system to provide to my friend who would be singing throughout the ceremony and a bit beforehand as well while our guests arrived. Andy was quick to respond and was very helpful in determining the best system set-up and options for me. It was a bit hard to explain to Andy our location since he had never been there but that didn't deter him. He was willing to make it work, he was prompt with responding to my emails and phone calls which was amazing. I give him a lot of credit because I made a very last minute decision the week of the wedding that affected him needing staff but he was still willing to work with me! What a life saver! Plus they deliver, set-up and break down. Bonus!
Come the day of the wedding, he arrived early and scoped out the place. He was amazing and nice according to my wedding coordinator and willingly threw in a second system (one for our singer and one for the reception). The systems themselves were amazing and everyone complimented the quality of the music not only that the singer was able to dish out using their equipment but also the music quality while it played our songs was amazing. Andy's wife who was there manning the fort was absolutely a doll and dealt with not only my crazy self but my husband's and I's eccentric family and friends. She realized right away we did not have enough songs in our play list to last the whole night, I had made a playlist on Spotify but did not download and move them into my "Wedding Playlist" instead it was simply on my Spotify account. She was kind enough to move songs over from my account into my playlist so there was always music playing.
She announced our entrance beautiful and streamlined our first dance as well as our speeches that were done. Like other people recommended, don't wait until the last minute to do your playlist but lastly hire Just Press Play! You will not regret it and more than likely you will regret you didn't. If we ever have the need for emcee and/or sound equipment services this is who we are going with. This company is a hidden gem and I am glad Yelp steered me to the right place. Thanks again Andy!
Krystal, Honolulu, HI
We used Just Press Play for our wedding reception and everything was flawless. Andy was always very quick to respond to my emails, and had a high level of professionalism. We rented their sound system, table/linen, and also used the emcee service - which went great! They have helpful lists they send you with song ideas to put together your playlist, although I will say it can be a bit time consuming getting your songs downloaded and organized so don't wait to do this until 2 days prior like we did! :) It was a great way to cut back on costs, something that most all brides/grooms are looking to do - and nobody knew the difference from the service they provided to a professional DJ. If we had to do it over again we would definitely use Just Press Play again!
Anonymous, Haleiwa, HI
Jest Press Play has given me excellent service. Andy is very helpful getting you exactly what is needed. They are a very professional service and their equipment is great and easy to use.
Thank you for all your help Andy! I'd recommend them to anyone in need of sound and lighting!
Phoebe, Waipahu, HI
We rented from Just Press Play for our June wedding. It was all the way down in Ha'u'ula and Andy was awesome. He came himself early to set up since we were doing the wedding on a private estate and needed everything done early before guests arrived. While we only needed it for our reception area, the sound was so loud we also used it for the ceremony too. This is a great idea, you just create your own music playlists and hook it up. Better yet if you have apple library you could also look up practically any song any time if any one has any requests. Andy was very professional, set up was fast, he even stayed a little longer which was awesome even though it was just wedding party dancing. Two thumbs up and 5 stars for sure!
Leticia, Kapolei, HI
First time renting through this company , well pleased!! We purchased the Basic iPod DJ service for my daughter 1st birthday at the rainbow bay/point pavilion, system was loud and clear, we used our iPad to play the music from, the system was really simple to use. Andy was a nice guy, showed up on time for delivery and pick up!! I would recommend them if you don't want to rent a DJ .
Chantel from Kailua, HI
Professionalism at its finest. I had originally bought one of those portable speakers from Costco and realized that would probably not be enough to fill the pavilion as we were at a outside location for my daughters 1st birthday party. I called Andy 1 week prior to the party to see if he had an available time slot for me and i was so ecstatic that he did. He saved the day. We ordered the Basic IPOD DJ service which we just hooked up our Pandora and played through the whole party. The sound was more then enough to be heard all throughout the party, even though we were outside. Andy was always there and available to answer any questions that i may have had and made everything simple and stress free. He came on time and set everything up and let me know how it worked. He always maintained professionalism at all times and i am grateful to have come across his services here on YELP. Music always keeps the positive vibes going, thanks Andy for saving my daughters party with your services :)
Sharon from Vancouver, Canada
Just Press Play Productions were awesome to work with for our small 30 person outdoor wedding. Andy was prompt with replying to us in a timely fashion, especially when we booked them so last minute. He even did the site inspection without having to prompt him and was very easy to get a hold of via email. We did the bose sound system and connected it to our ipod, just like the website said, and it was such a snap to use! Thanks Andy for making that so easy!
Andrea in Honolulu, HI
Andy was extremely helpful and very professional and prompt. He made great suggestions about our needs and even came down for a site visit on my schedule. I highly recommend JPPP for all your amplification and sound needs in Honolulu.
Lauren at the Kokokahi YWCA in Kaneohe, HI
Just Press Play Productions was a great option for my wedding. We did not have the space for a band or a DJ. We wanted to play our own music but we wanted to have someone there to make sure the songs were played at the right time and the music was turned down for speeches. Just press Play was able to provide all we needed, the sound quality was great for our venue. They are much more affordable then a DJ. It was exactly what we wanted, no worries, no bad DJ songs, they were perfect.
Marisol Wedding in Kapolei
Jeff was so easy to work with over email, he understood what we needed and made recommendations based on that. Our MC Andy, showed up early to set up and did such an amazing job. My husband is a mic hog (love you honey but you are), and Andy did such a good job of letting him take over to make announcements and such. He also plugged in his OWN iPod when we ran out of songs for our money dance (I think it was the longest money dance in history). Nobody even noticed that he had to switch devices, that's a sign of a great MC who's really paying attention to what's going on. Highly recommend Just Press Play Productions! Thanks Jeff!
Kalihi Union Church
Recomend to anyone wanting to rent from a professional provider. We used the Bose System in a gym for an exhibition and it was remarkable in sound and quality.
Lauren & Jared, Loulu Palm, North Shore
Jeff, Andy and Just Press Play were extremely professional and quick to answer my questions. Our wedding sound/music was terrific and we were extremely impressed with the quality of sound and ease of use with the system. Andy did a wondeful job with the flow of the evening. Thanks Just Press Play for helping make our day so special. (Smiley Face)
I had already decided to use iTunes to pull together my own wedding playlist, but was struggling to find a reasonably priced speaker system rental. I found Just Press Play a month before my reception, and I was very pleased with the ease of use, quality of equipment, and service provided. Our guests were amazed that the high quality sound filling the room came from this one slim speaker tower - Bose quality. I highly recommend.
Virginia in Haleiwa
The staff was very friendly and professional. Good quality for a reasonable price. The sound was exceptional. No worry service. That's a godsend when planning a wedding.