Andrew Verducci (DJ Ducci)
We have a huge Italian family to thank for the brilliant, talkative, absolutely one of a kind Andrew Verducci or as his co-workers call him “Ducci”. He grew up in Burlingame under the guidance of his Nonno and father who ran Ceremony Ford Car Dealership and the care of a loving stay-at-home mom. In his car-seat days, passing vehicles could see little Andrew rocking out and waving to KFRC99.7. He has felt a need to perform from the beginning. He kicked it up a notch in high school as the all-time champion of multiple karaoke competitions. No one sings “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones with as much gusto as Andrew!
It was his eager nature and endless supply of energy that first lead him to teaching. “I’m a former second grade teacher and I know with budget cuts, many schools don’t have music or performing arts programs anymore. So, I volunteer to instruct rhythm and movement classes so kids can experience that.” Working with children who have special needs is still one of his biggest passions. This desire to foster learning and laughs for kids inspired him to start the ‘Level Up’ side of the business that specifically caters to children’s events.
He broke into the industry with one of the most popular Bay Area production companies, but found out that he had a certain way to assure each client was receiving amazing customer service. He vowed to make personalized service a foundational element of his own company so that each event was customized to what the client wanted. Andrew’s infectious smile and cheery nature keeps his team motivated and working together like an extension of his Italian family. He runs his business and his own events with love. “My favorite part of DJing a wedding is bringing two families together. I am so happy knowing all those people will be talking about coming together for years and I have a huge role to play in their celebration.” You will get a notification when Andrew is turning up the dance floor because he’ll post it online. “I love to take selfies, I’m not gonna lie. I want people to know that I LOVE what I do!”
When Andrew isn’t busy DJing or running the business, he miraculously finds time and energy to run, do yoga, travel, bike, or work on attaining ultimate movie guru status.
See what our clients have said…
“I can not say more positive things about Andrew and Verducci Event Productions! If you are an OCD bride, then go with them! For our September wedding, I worked with Andrew. When planning a wedding there are many things you need to worry about, especially when you are detailed oriented, however with music, I had no worries, as I knew I was in great hands with Andrew. My wedding had a mix of Russians and Americans, but Andrew was able to get everyone up and dancing with ease! It wasnt forced and awkward. Literally, every song, people were up dancing and having a blast (we had a good mix of young and older people too)! I have never seen that at any of the other weddings I have attended, and I have attended quite a few now (as I am at the popular wedding age).
My husband and I LOVED the uplights Andrew and co put up as well as the monogram in the center of the dance floor. Everyone thought it was beautiful! We were also pleased when we saw Andrew threw in extra lighting, it really made a big difference! At the end of the night, Andrew let us keep the little monogram piece that they used for the center of the dance floor, so we could put it in a wedding scrapbook. He also, as a gift, handed us a CD compilation of the songs he used for our wedding, including songs from : bridal party entrance, our entrance, cake cutting song, bouquet toss/garter toss, first dance, etc. It is just a lot of fun to listen to in the car and relive the moments from the night.
So to sum up why you should go with Verducci…
1) they are easy going
2) they are responsible (answer phone calls/emails promptly)
3) they are fairly priced
4) you do not have to babysit them to make sure they got what you want! I would star that. Some vendors you need to watch out for like limo drivers, but with Verducci that was never the case.
<3 the Verducci Team!”
– S.Schwerin- Marines Memorial Hotel- San Francisco, CA
“If there were 10 stars I would give him 10! As a bride starting out on my search for vendors I really was overwhelmed to think about all the options out there. However, after reading online reviews of Andrew Verducci and his company Verducci Event Productions, I had a gut feeling that he would be a perfect match for us. Not only did he go above and beyond as a DJ but on our wedding day he became our go to guy for keeping us on time and making my family truly enjoy the atmosphere, dancing and music. He really became part of the family as the night progressed. Still today I am having guests rave about what an awesome job he did.
On a personal level I have to say that amongst everything he did for us I highly recommend him for his organization, execution, responsiveness and professionalism. The day before my wedding he called to check in with me and not only confirmed what he was doing but also to check in and talk to see how I was doing. He really emphasized for me not to stress but to just enjoy my day which I did! It’s businessmen like him that truly leave an impression and that I want to be sure to help promote because I’m telling all you brides once you have Verducci Event Productions for your wedding you won’t go back. He goes above and beyond your standard DJ and from his organized checklist, music list, equipment, lighting and overall fun energy you will get your money’s worth and WAY more! Thanks Andrew for all you did for us!”
– I.Perez- Poppy Ridge Golf Club- Livermore, CA
“Al and I wanted to thank Andrew and Maxx for all their efforts to ensure our wedding reception last Saturday night was a success. The Rathskellar Room was the perfect venue for our party. Even though we put this event together on short notice, Andrew and his staff were accommodating and understanding with us. They guided the night in an orderly fashion and moved the party though the night with ease. Their choice of music was (right on) for the crowd of people we had and your help with mixing the background music for our own dear Nickole to sing to was wonderful.
Andrew your arrival added the final theatrical touches with your lights, and it turned out beautiful. Your added extra videoing was an asset to the evening. We will highly recommend You and Verduccies again and again to our friends and associates.
Again THANK YOU!”
– A.Meadows, Alameda Elks Club- Alameda, CA