I've been DJing and performing at weddings for 14 years now. I have 19 years experience as a radio broadcaster. I used to be a music critic in New York City, so I am well-versed in all genres of music. If you hear it on the radio or in the club, I have it.  

  My mobile DJ experience includes weddings of all kinds, dances, fundraisers, private parties, and city-sponsored events.

  I have played extensively throughout western Wyoming and eastern Idaho.

​  I want you to have the best. I have worked for most every DJ company in this area at one time or another. I have seen them all play. If I am within your budget, I promise you will not find a better DJ at any price. I plan and fuss over your wedding probably to the extent you will. I want everything to be perfect. 

​  Song selection is a mix of direction from the client and what I observe at the venue. I am always reading and reacting with the music to audience feedback. For weddings, I provide bride & groom with a song checklist. You choose the type of music you want, artists you like, or exact songs. We can have a "must play" list or a "do not play" list. I don't do this for my own edification. It's your night.

​  This isn't just another gig for me. I do this because I'm good at it. I truly enjoy making sure you and your guests have an unforgettable evening. 

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You were absolutely AMAZING, and we all had a blast at our wedding. Jake did an absolutely spectacular job as our DJ for our wedding. He got the "feel" of our group and the appropriate music very quickly, and absolutely nailed it song after song all night long. I couldn't have asked for a better night. We were so happy to have you at our wedding, and if we ever need another DJ, we're calling you!
---- Melanie Y. (Atlanta, Georgia)

From the very initial conversations we had via email and on the phone I knew you were the right fit and could get our vibe. The extensive experience, and some of that experience being in the highly-critical NYC, also sealed the deal for us - you knew what you were doing and were doing it successfully. You totally got our vibe down - playing a great mix of Motown and soul while guests mingled and enjoyed cocktail hour, followed by having our very specific wedding party entrance song cued up, and the songs to dance to were exactly what we wanted - classics, some pop, and nothing cheesy! It was also great to have you on the mic being the announcer of sorts so people knew what was happening next. Some of our timing got moved around due to photos, and that all rolled so smoothly too, nothing was a hassle. You were great and easy going to work with, asked all the right questions, and had a perfect music mix ready for our awesome wedding!!!
---- Alix K. (New York, New York)

We had SteadyJake DJ our wedding after a recommendation from a friend. Jake is very professional in all aspects, the music was great. We could not have been any happier with choosing him to be our DJ. Would recommend him to anyone!
---- Rachel S. (South Australia)

DJ Steady Jake was a perfect addition to our wedding! We got married at a ranch and had the ceremony outdoors at some distance from any buildings. Jake was able to provide microphones and music for the ceremony even in a field, which was incredible. He also played music throughout the entire event in several different locations on the ranch (ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and reception), and the transitions were seamless. We were so impressed by his ability to read the room and select the right music for the moment, incorporating our picks and some of his own to set the right mood and keep people engaged. He made the planning and logistics of our wedding so much easier, and was a huge factor in making the event successful and fun for us and our guests. I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding in western Wyoming!
---- Courtney L. (Stillwater, Minnesota)

SteadyJake was a great addition to our wedding vendors! He worked very well with our planner and the venue to help create a wonderful wedding. He was very accommodating with our music selections and even found some specific instrumental music based on our request without any pushback. As a special touch, he recorded our entire wedding ceremony for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives. It is really magical to listen to that audio while looking through our wedding book. SteadyJake did a great job and was very professional and accommodating through the whole process. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for a special event in the Jackson, WY area.
---- Abe R. (Salinas, California)

Thank you to SteadyJake for making our wedding go so smoothly! Jake was an absolute professional. It was such a relief to not have to worry about the timeline of events... he kept us on track and everyone happy! If you're on the fence about hiring a DJ, let me make it easy for you - go with SteadyJake! The music really sets the tone for the wedding and having a professional team behind you to help make the night memorable and fun was key for us. Thank you Jake for being a part of the happiest day of our lives so far!
---- Angela L. (Haslett, Michigan)

DJ Jake was one of the true highlights of our wedding. Faced with a small wedding of 25 out of towners, ages 2-80, Jake kept everyone dancing through the evening with a perfect mix of songs. Beyond his well thought out music choices, we enjoyed his well-timed and thoughtful comments when transitioning between songs and speeches. We were never able to meet in person before the wedding, but his set felt personally tailored with the groom's college fight song thrown in. Thanks Jake for keeping the party going.
---- Marka A. (Houston, Texas)

Jake did a great job at the wedding. I had a very rustic and country wedding and he was able to play a wide variety of music for everyone that attended. I had so many different people come up to me and ask where I found him! My only complaint would be that he was a little hard to get a hold of before the wedding and I was concerned about the last minute details. All in all, I would definitely hire Jake again! He worked with me to make sure that the songs were exactly what I wanted and he also made a phenomenal MC! He added humor and life to the wedding and I am so happy I had him as a part of my day!
---- Makayla W. (Star Valley, Wyoming)

There are not enough words to thank you for the AMAZING job you did at our wedding! You played songs we LOVE that we didn''t even ask you to play (How did you know?) and you kept p[eople on the dancefloor all night! It was truly PERFECT. We had the best time, and you were a huge part of that! Thank you, you are the best!
---- Amanda F. & Aaron P. (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Jake was really wonderful to work with! He allowed us to use his equipment and services for the ceremony as well, which was a HUGE help for a destination wedding. Jake had a great play list, just the perfect mix of oldies, country, then later pop and fast songs to keep the crowd on their feet all night!
---- Caitlin T. (Arlington, Texas)

Groom here. My wife and I had our wedding reception at Togwotee Mountain Lodge in October of last year and we hired SteadyJake to DJ the reception. Leading up to the wedding, SteadyJake was great at working with us and following up with us during the planning process (which was key given how busy things got in the months leading up to the wedding). SteadyJake is a veteran so he knows how to make sure you and him are on the same page. Another perk is that we were able to have our guests provide us with songs they wanted to hear and then we simply passed this list off to SteadyJake and he chose when to play them during the reception.
Regarding the event itself, he was excellent at deciding when the best time was to play certain songs. It was awesome having background music during dinner and it wasn’t overbearing. Additionally, SteadyJake integrated really well with the toasts during the reception and had clever quips/sound bites that weren’t annoying and helped transition from one toast to the next. The dance party was epic and many of our guests commented on how much they loved the DJ.
A final note: His rates are reasonable and he gave us a lot of flexibility in how long he could play for. Because we didn’t know how the vibe of the reception would feel (we weren’t sure if guests would be too tired to keep going at 10 p.m.), we were able to arrange some flexibility. Specifically, this consisted having the option of handing off a check at the reception if we wanted to keep the dance party going until 11p.m, which we did!
Thanks again SteadyJake!
---- Max and Bonni L. (Jacksonville, Florida and Hastings, Minnesota)

Steady Jake was the bomb. Seriously. He made everything so easy and stress-free leading up to our wedding and that night was amazing. Just perfect. I didn’t really care what music, I just wanted to dance and boy did i. My husband is very picky about the music and he was blown away. All the guests were. Hats off!
---- Shea B. (Fort Collins, Colorado)

I just wanted to shoot you a note to thank you for your work on Saturday. We thought you did a great job with the music and handled your responsibilities extremely professionally. You were locked in!
---- Sean S. (Brewster, New York)

Expect a formal thank you card in the mail soon. But just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing night!!! The one thing everyone keeps talking about (besides how much wine was drank) was how amazing the music was and dancing. If you ever need a referral send them my way!!
---- Mollie F. (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

I just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you "DJing" Dancing with the Sublette Stars! I have heard many wonderful comments about how wonderful the DJ was.Thank you for all your extra efforts to help make this event so successful, it is truly appreciated. I will look forward to working with you in the future.
---- Becky G. (Pinedale, Wyoming)

Steady Jake DJ was a great addition to our wedding. He was very easy to work with the planning. He helped us pick shows for our first dance and father/daughter dance that were perfect! He was a great DJ, had our guests dancing all night! Great guy and very professional. We would highly recommend Steady Jake DJ.
---- Stacey K. & Ryan G. (Rochester, Minnesota)

Steady Jake was a great addition to our wedding event in Jackson Hole in July of 2015. Jake has great command of the audience and his presentation is professional and a whole lot of fun. He definitely goes the extra mile to make sure the guests enjoy the event. We would highly recommend any wedding couple should consider Steady Jake for your fabulous Jackson Hole wedding event.
---- Johnny M. & Terry P. (Amarillo, Texas)

SteadyJake was a wonderful DJ to work with. We had a very non-traditional wedding and he did an excellent job of working with all our requests. He was able to provide music during the ceremony, find Latino music that was perfect for our wedding that blended American and Peruvian traditions. He was even willing to DJ an "hora loca" which is traditional in Peru but I'm guessing the first time he had ever been asked to do that here. Our friends and family all night told us that it was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding and SteadyJake was integral in creating that atmosphere.
---- Karren L. & Jose O. (Laramie, Wyoming - Peru)

Jake Nichols is amazing! Best DJ, hands down. He showed up on time with the best equipment and looking really sharp and ready to get people dancing and having a good time. Jake is personable and has great rates.
---- Roslyn G. (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

I've been meaning to write you a quick note since the wedding but time and other pressing issues got the best of me. We enjoyed your work at the reception and, although we were constantly busy meeting and greeting and taking pictures, the songs we did hear were on point and well received. You did a good job. My main regret is that Christina and I didn't have more time to get out there and dance a little with the group.
---- Brent E. & Christina C. (Washington, DC)

Jake was really great to work with over the course of the whole wedding planning process. He was very responsive and took the time to make sure we had all of our technical needs met between the ceremony sound and the actual wedding music. The wedding day was amazing. Our guests had a great time and I can't tell you how many compliments we received on the music and DJing. People were exhausted from dancing and had such a great time! We highly recommend Jake.
---- Ginny L. & Matt H. (Boston, Massachusetts)

Jake did an outstanding job at our wedding!! He arrived in a very timely manner and was very prepared! We didn't really give him a set playlist and the music he came up with was AMAZING!! He had literally everyone dancing from the little kiddos to my 90 year old grandma was up and dancing almost the whole evening!! I highly recommend Dj Jake! He made our wedding amazing!
---- Robyn C. (Burly, Idaho)

I was very happy to have found you because I had a ton of issues with my previous DJ and him backing out at the last minute. You answered my inquiry about services within 24 hours and gave me a great price with amazing service. I never for one minute had to worry about what you were doing or whether you would deliver as every time I thought about it, you were on point! I especially appreciated that you kept to my "no play" list because two of my friends complained that you wouldn't play country and I realized I had made a mistake and let you know...then you played it and everyone was happy :) Thanks so much for being a great partner in my dream wedding and if I'm ever having another event in that neck of the woods, I will certainly give you a call. Thanks again.
---- Cassandra T. (Simi Valley, California)

Just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so great! Our guests had a great time and I can't tell you how many compliments on you and your DJing we received. People were exhausted from dancing and had such a great time :) It's hard to believe it's all over! Anyways, thanks again and definitely let us know if you ever need a reference or recommendation!
---- Ginny L. & Matt H. (Massachusetts - Denver)

At our wedding, when it was time for the dance party to begin, Jake took the reins and the fun did not stop for hours! He really took charge and made the evening just as amazing as the day. I gave him a few songs that I had to have and let him fill in the rest. He did an amazing job and we could not have been happier!
---- Tricia & Josh R. (Jackson, Wyo)

Jake is the man. Period. We had a small wedding (38 people), but Jake knew how to get everyone on the dance floor all night long. He brought the party to our wedding! Big personality - so much fun! Book SteadyJake for your wedding!
---- Lisa & Jesse (New York City)

This guy is fantastic! Jake was so wonderful!! He handles a wide variety of musical tastes and we danced all night long. Everyone I talked to raved about the music. It was perfect.
---- Lisa Y. (Jackson, Wyo.)

We didn't want the traditional wedding reception with the same old music, etc. What we got was truly unique. We felt like the DJ spent a lot of time planning something special just for us and played music that just seemed to fit right all night.
---- Alison B. (Denver, Colo.)

...classy, professional, fun...
---- Katy R. (Boston, Mass.)

I honestly never thought anyone could get HIS side of the family to dance. All of us were sweaty and exhausted. Don't hire Jake if you have a history of heart problems.
---- Tracy A. (West Islip, New York)

Everything went smoothly and I don't consider our group easy to please. I haven't seen my granddad have so much fun in years. That meant a lot to me, that the DJ took into consideration the older folks in the crowd.
---- Trista J. (Bradenton, Fla.)

Steady Jake started early and played late. Best of all he kept things moving and took charge over every event. He added humor and made sure we all had a good time.
---- Tammy C. (Santa Monica, Calif.)

Jake had a great rapport with the guests - did a super job making everyone feel like they could request songs and have fun. He was great with the children who attended and they were just as entertained as the adults were. Jake followed the wedding reception itinerary carefully and he also added helpful tips that made reception go very smoothly. Everyone loved Jake! I think all of our guests danced the entire night until the last song. Jake would make any party special and I highly recommend him!
---- Lori C. (Cocoa Beach, Fla.)

Jake kept our wedding guests dancing throughout the night with a great mix of music. Jake helped to keep the evening on track and did a great job with music selection to keep the party going and everyone had such a fun time. Thanks for making our special day so fun! We loved the cowboy hat too!
---- Alexandra A. (Atlanta, Georgia)

Jake did a wonderful job. He was very prompt and on time. He played a variety of music that was very pleasing to all the wedding guests. Everyone enjoyed the music and had a great time. I would highly recommend him.
---- Trista J. (Whitefish, Mont.)

Thanks for doing such a great job and participating in our day! We really had a great time. ---- Maggie H. (Star Valley, Wyo.)

Our wedding was a great success and much fun, thanks to Steady Jake and his brilliant talent for sound. We knew that choosing him for our dj was the right decision from the very beginning and he proved us right! Thanks Jake for your time and we will pass the word along for anyone else looking for music for their event!
---- Marilee T. (Jackson, Wyo.)

It was a pleasure working with Jake for our wedding. He has a great down to earth personality, good sense of humor and fun to work with. Our guests loved him as they danced the night away. He was absolutely wonderful!! I would highly recommend him to anyone.
---- Michelle K. (Jackson, Wyo.)

We thoroughly enjoyed your DJ-ing services, and the quality of the musical mix. You adapted the playlist throughout the night appropriately to what the crowd was wanting just by feeling the mood on the dance floor. It helped keep the party going even across a wide-range of ages, and we never had to worry about the music. You also can't beat that cowboy hat!
---- Catie T. (Alexandria, Virg.)

Just wanted to tell you thanks for the great job you did at our wedding. Everything went so well and you had a lot to do with that! We had a ton of comments from our guests about what a great DJ we had and I couldn't agree more!
---- Jessica M. (New York, NY)

The d.j. did a fantastic job! Thanks for helping make our wedding so much fun!
---- Cecile E. (San Diego, Calif.)

We would definitely recommend SteadyJake to others for weddings or other events! He was easy to work with prior to the big day, we didn't have to worry about him, the music, or the set up, he handled it all. His equipment is very professional and Jake had on a sleek duster and cowboy hat! He looked great and the guests loved it! The music was perfect throughout the evening. Jake was able to maintain the mood of the wedding and keep people dancing! We asked for no hokey music and he held true to that while pleasing the ages. Thanks so much Jake! We danced like crazy and had a blast!
---- Nick and Sara D. (Jackson, Wyo.)

Jake provided a great time for our party with a wide variety of dance music and kept us dancing until we were danced out. We like to dance and had a blast! His service is portable and quick to set up. Thanks, Jake.
---- Susan M. (Wilson, Wyo.)

Wanted you to know we received many compliments about your performance. Thanks so much for helping make our wedding so wonderful and special. We will certainly recommend your services to others.
---- Lisa S. and Ed L. (Washington, DC)

SteadyJake provided excellent entertainment at our wedding reception. He played the music we requested and made everything flow smoothly. Thanks SteadyJake for a wonderful wedding reception with great tunes and lots of dancing! We had a wonderful time at the wedding, and everything was perfect. I would love to recommend you to future brides.
---- Leah L. (Sacramento, Calif.)

Hands down that was the most fun dance floor I have ever been on!! You far, far surpassed our expectations, friend. You were AMAZING!! I'm not sure how to thank you properly. I owe you, huge! Thanks for making our wedding the best party of the year, officially. I'd be happy to be a reference for 2012 brides! I'm still laughing at the fact that we got all 130 guests to sing the Canadian national anthem! Classic. I think the timing worked out perfectly, Jake. Thanks for being so professional. You really are amazing.
---- Erin M. (Alberta, Canada)

We were SO happy with how the evening went (well with besides it being too short!) Jake was a pleasure to work with, he was timely, professional, and really good at making sure that even though we were planning from out of town that all of our concerns were addressed. He really honed in on exactly what we wanted. I've been to a lot of weddings and honestly Jake is one of the best DJ's we've heard. If he's available you should definitely consider him!
---- Catrina C. (San Francisco, Calif.)

My mother still hasn't stopped talking about that reception. She tells everyone about that night and how everyone was dancing dancing dancing. Thanks again, Jake. We are so happy we went with you.
---- Jennifer F. (Jackson, Wyo)

Thanks you so much for making our wedding perfect and so much fun. The music was great and everyone had a blast. You were awesome!!!
---- Theresa W. (Pittsburgh, Penn.)

SteadyJake was the perfect match for our wedding reception. The dance floor was packed all night long, which we were ecstatic about because we had a small wedding! SteadyJake is professional, fun and he made our reception an exceptional experience for everyone. We highly recommend SteadyJake for your next wedding or event! Thanks so much for everything Jake. This recommendation for your website doesn't say enough about how great you made our wedding!
---- Lisa P. (Brooklyn, NY)

I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding reception and being part of our dream day. Many of our guests commented on how great you were and had nothing but positive things to say about you. So thank you a million!
---- Jamie V. (Fresno, Calif.)

I thought the timing on every song for the ceremony was perfect. There was never any 'down time' between songs. You had a good flow all throughout the ceremony.
For the reception I thought the songs you picked were perfect. Everyone was dancing literally all night long and it turn out to be amazing! There was a good mix of slow songs and upbeat songs. I personally like the fact that there were more upbeat songs because if there were more slow songs then it would have tired people out and everyone would have left earlier.
You were set up way in advance and you dressed for the occasion which was awesome! We had a very good experience with you and I would recommend and have recommended you to future couples.
---- Maggie H. (Jackson Hole, Wyo.)

Could not have asked for a better DJ- excellent music, great to work with, very professional. Will hire again for future events!
---- Kara A. (Jackson Hole, Wyo.)

Jake Nichols (SteadyJake DJ) helped make our first 'Dancing with the Stars' event a huge success. He was professional, great fun and easy to work with. He has an excellent playlist and great ideas ... he literally set the tone for the evening by the way he planned the beginning, end and transitional music throughout the event. We plan to use him again for this year's 'Dancing with the Stars.'
---- Patti B. (Jackson Hole, Wyo.)

I am so happy we hired Jake to be our DJ! He was very conscientious and easy to work with. He respected our requests and the suggestions he made were perfect. His ability to read the crowd and keep the mood flowing made our wedding more fun than I could have ever imagined.
---- Karen M. (Jackson Hole, Wyo.)

OK, so you know the "hora"? The Jewish dance tradition? That was the highlight of the night. Except for the rest of the dancing. Everyone keeps talking about "that DJ." Where did you find him? Where is he from? Does he travel back east?
---- Haven H. (New York City, NY)

SteadyJake was a pleasure to work with. We were nervous about everything. Flowers, food, ceremony, my dress. There was so much to be anxious about except the music. From the first email, I knew we had the right guy. Jake made it easy.
---- Andrea S. (Bend, Ore.)

You were amazing. I really mean that. Every song was perfect. I will never forget that night.
---- Jenni C. (Denver, Colo.)

Jake played the songs we really wanted. He wasn't afraid to tell us when they weren't going to work. Jake's selection for dancing was all over the place. He has a gift.
---- Diane B. (Boston, Mass.)

After talking with Jake over email, I knew I didn't have to worry about the DJ or music at our wedding. He was very timely, organized and self-sufficient! He worked wonderfully without much direction from me which was such a huge relief!!! He handled the venue and all the requests from guests and my parents with ease! He kept everyone dancing and added the perfect touch of humor to our day. I highly recommend Jake for any dance party or wedding!
---- Jenny O. (North Bend, Wash.)
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