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Who Is Amp?

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Searching for top rated DJ services can be exhausting, but you have come to the right place. Our DJ, photo booth, and lighting services include the highest customer service. Not only do we get back to our clients within a 24 hour time frame, but we also work to make your event as stress free as possible. Unlike the “big box” DJ companies, you will get to meet YOUR DJ in the initial meeting! Check out our bios below and contact us for more information!


Meet Our DJs


Ken Murphy - Owner/DJ/MC

Ken starting DJing when he was just 13 years of age in 2001 and opened Amp Event Professionals in 2004 at the age of 16. Since then Ken has grown a passion for entertaining. He has done almost every event imaginable from Weddings, to Car Shows, to School Events and more!

Ken has many traits and much experience in the music industry. He also produces music mixes for his clients to showcase at their events such as first dance edits. Ken also was a product designer for DENON DJ, an industry leader in pro DJ products.

Ken has added his own flavor in the wedding DJ world with personalized touches that no other DJ or company does in the Midwest. At your event you will not only dance, but also create memories that will truly last a lifetime. If you are looking for a DJ that not only enjoys making you move to the music he plays but has beyond passion for what he does, Ken is your DJ. If you want to know more, check out our Wedding Packages page under “Experience Package”. He books fast, so request a quote today!

Jimmy - DJ/MC

When he isn’t DJing weddings and special events, he can be found at Saddle Up Salon behind the decks playing country tunes. Jimmy is professional, fun, engaging and will have you dancing from start to finish. When it comes to music, he will play whatever will get your guests jumping and singing from classics, to new school, and everything in between. Does he mix? You bet he does! You can count on Jimmy to keeping your timeline on time, and your dance floor full. 

Ryan - DJ/MC

DJing for 18 years and has been working side by side with Ken since the beginning of Amp Event Professionals. Ryan has DJed almost all events including Weddings, Schools, Graduations and much more! He is experienced in the DJ booth and uses great enthusiasm both on and off the microphone! Ryan also reads the crowd so the dance floor will be jumping all night to keep both you and the guests having an unforgettable event with both class and fun!

Chris - DJ/MC

Chris has been Djing for over 5 years. He is competent in his work and will create a fun, inviting atmosphere while keeping your timeline on time. When it comes to music, he knows how to move the room from one genre to another keeping it fresh so your guests will enjoy dancing from start to finish. His resume doesn’t stop at private events though, he has also performed at various night clubs and even did a set at North Coast Music Festival. Overall, Chris is a DJ who will keep the timing of your day a priority and play the music your guests will love to dance to.

Andrew - DJ/MC

He was born and raised with a passion for music. His father was a DJ before he was born, therefore he took an interest at a very early age. Even with numerous years of experience, he still enjoys continuing to learn and grow — allowing the experience he provides to consistently be fun and relevant to current trends! Outside of music he is an engineer and project manager, husband to his high school sweetheart, and a father to two young boys who he hopes will also grow up loving and appreciating music in the same way Andrew has.

Let's Dance!

What are you waiting for?

Amp Event Professionals is a fully insured entertainment company servicing Chicago and surrounding areas. We started in 2004 when founder Ken Murphy, took his entertainment skills to the next level. Since the early days of Amp, Ken has managed to set his entertainment company far above most in the Chicagoland area. With the most elegant DJ setup in Chicago, to our many services offered such as DJ, photo booth, event lighting, and much more, Amp brings you all your entertainment services to one place.