Welcome to Big Fish Music Productions!
Our goal is to exceed your expectations and provide quality entertainment to any event. We are based out of the Chicagoland area but we have traveled around the Midwest for events of all types. We specialize in weddings, block parties, graduations, and birthdays; but we are available for any event you have in mind. Please take a look around the page to see what we are all about. And if you would like to have Big Fish at your next event, give us a call.
We are extremely flexible and will work with you to provide the best possible entertainment at your event. Free Estimates available.
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Why Our Clients Love Big Fish
With over 150 people at our wedding, traveling from 17 different states and 2 countries, music taste was definitely varied. That being said, Traut knocked it out of the park and had everyone dancing throughout the night! His mood was infectious and his dance moves brilliant! Hisability to mix songs and get folks pumped up for fast songs and swaying to slow really had quite a few of our guests showering us with compliments on the music. His expertise really helped put our minds at ease and he got us when we needed to keep the party going with the bouquet toss, garter toss, etc. I didn't have a watch, and didn't even need one because he kept us on track! We are so grateful for him because somehow, we managed to get my dad to dance to Britney Spears, a feat that was so fantastical that I had to pinch myself to be sure I wasn't dreaming! An amazing professional and talented man, Traut is most definitely the DJ to have at your next event, without a doubt!Maggie K
My wedding would not be what it was without James Traut at Big Fish Music Productions, LLC. The music can make or break a wedding between being a fantastic wedding and an OK wedding. As a bride one of the biggest fears I had was seeing an empty dance floor. I knew I had to find a DJ that would keep the floor hot and make people want to dance like no one is watching. Jim did exactly that! He has a true talent of knowing what songs to put on and when. Our wedding was a Chicago Blackhawks themed wedding and Jim made sure to Chelsea Dagger on cue and the horn to go off when needed. I had a few guests trying to bribe Jim to just stay 30 more mins, sadly the venue was telling us it was time to leave otherwise Jim would have had us partying ALL NIGHT! Jim was one of the most organized DJs I have ever met and would go that extra mile to ensure that the Bride and Groom were happy. I could not be happier with choosing Jim at Big Fish Music Productions, LLC. I HIGHLY recommend him! If you are looking for an easy, outgoing, well organized and talented DJ, choose Big Fish Music Productions, LLC!!!!-Laura C
Jim was nothing less than INCREDIBLE! Beyond greatful that we chose him to D.J our wedding. He is a super down to earth guy, in fact the first time we met with him we sat and talked for almost 2 hours. He answered all of our questions and handled all of our last minute changes with ease. He kept everyone out on the dance floor! He played a great mix of music, but also incorporated certain songs we really wanted to hear into the mix. He also kept true to his word to not play certain songs or generes like we requested. The introductions were incredible, and everyone loved our Blackhawks themed introduction. (Yes, Jim has a goal light and horn!) The photobooth was perfect. There was a constant line outside of it. He had great attendants there working it all night. He even bought Disney themed props for us! I would highly, highly recommend him to everyone!Lauren M
Where do I even begin?! From the beginning Jim was on top of his game and I had not one worry that he wouldn't deliver. He always emailed or called back as soon as I had any questions or new requests. We were also his first wedding that he officiated, and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. He kept people on the dance floor, the photo booth running smoothly and never skipped a beat. We couldn't be more grateful and would use him again and again! Thanks, Jim for everything! Heather and Kevin-Healther M
If you are looking for a great DJ look no further. James at Big Fish Music Productions was honestly the best DJ I could have asked for. I got many compliments from guests about how awesome he was! He even helped us stay on time during all the reception photos, bridal toss,first dances, etc. Seriously, if you want a quality DJ hire Big Fish!-Tiffany O
"Can't thank Jim enough for the great work at the Oak Forest Relay For Life event. We were thrilled with the way he rolled with the punches. He is very flexible and kept up his energy throughout the night and into the morning. He pumped everyone up at the event. He has a captive audience of all ages. Thanks again, Jim. We hope to see you at future events!" --Amanada Graczyk-Amanada Graczyk
"Jim did an awesome job at our wedding! The dinner music was perfect, right type, right volume, not to loud, not to soft! The dancing was amazing! Your DJ'ing made our reception perfect!! Thanks again Jimmy!!" --Diane Zimmer-Hennessy-Diane Zimmer-Hennessy
"My wedding reception was a great time. James is very thorough and dealt with my OCD issues with a cool and calm demeanor. He worked to do everything the way I wanted it, and I could not have asked for more. People danced the entire night, the floor was never empty. Thanks again James!" -Andrea Lynn-Andrea Lynn
"Someone once told me that the DJ for your wedding is the most important choice you will make in planning your wedding, since they are the ones responsible for keeping your reception on schedule and also set the tone for the event. That comment couldn't have been more right and my husband and I couldn't have been happier than we were with Big Fish Music Productions. Jim made sure our reception ran smoothly and really knew how to read our crowd and play music that had the dance floor packed the whole evening. Our wedding reception was perfect thanks, in large part, to Jim's professionalism and skill!" --Theresa Denham-Theresa Denham
"So we're sitting at a wedding...and the DJ just came out on the dance floor and did some crazy dance followed by the robot...it was insane...thanks for being better than that. You get the best DJ award in my opinion!!!" -Danielle Ladd-Danielle Ladd