Hi. I'm Scott Andree, and I've been a Fourth Estate Audio disc jockey for about 30 years.
I got my start as a disc-jockey at WWJY 103.9FM radio in 1986. By 1990, I was the program director for WWJY, WCGO 1600AM and WIMS 1260AM, and I held that position until 1992.
I left to concentrate on my mobile DJ career. I have worked for several companies, including my own. I have played music from all genres and eras, from 1940's to today's hits. I have played for parties that required knowledge of oldies, jazz, blues, country, R&B, house music, hip hop, rap, steppin', alternative, disco, funk, soul, ethnic, pop and rock. You could say I've played it all.
In 1997 I started playing music for several casinos, and was entertainment director for The Majestic Star Casino and the Trump Casino from 2001-2002. My love of music is what brought me to being a disc jockey. The satisfaction of my clients is what has kept me here.
I have played for many types of parties including weddings, reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, promotions, grand openings, office and holiday parties. I take great satisfaction in pleasing clients and guests, and I feel my most important asset is the ability to give just what the client wants.
I have stayed with Fourth Estate for all these years simply because it is a top notch company. I have worked for many other DJ companies, but feel Fourth Estate Audio is the best. That is a tribute to Jay and the people I have had the pleasure working for.
My philosophy is, a happy client makes a happy DJ. I look forward to all my bookings; hopefully, yours will be my next.
Here's what some of our clients have said about Scott online:
"The team at Fourth Estate Audio was great to work with for our wedding. Jay walked us through the whole process and was very attentive to any questions that we had, and asked us great questions that we hadn't even thought of (which allowed us to plan to perfection). The online questionnaire we answered prior to the wedding was very easy to use and allowed us to be thorough about our music likes and preferences. Scott was our DJ for the event and we could not have asked for a better experience. Beyond playing great music, when the schedule started to slip due to slow dinner service at our event space, Scott proactively reached out to us to see if he should start the dancing portion of the evening. We had no idea the time had slipped so much since we were trying to eat and make our rounds to our guest tables. We are so thankful for Scott's attentiveness; we were able to maximize the time that we had left in our reception. My husband and I had an amazing time dancing the night away with our guests and the dance floor was never sparse! We would definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY recommend Fourth Estate! - Julie 10-27-18
"They did a great job at my wedding! Jay was always quick to respond and the price was reasonable. Our DJ Scott got my guests out on the dance floor and kept them there! You get to request songs you want played (and those you don't!) from a list of songs on their website, and the song list is pretty extensive. But they also give you a flash drive to upload others in case you want more obscure songs, like we did. I definitely recommend them. Easy to deal with and helped make my wedding just what I wanted it to be. – Ava
"If you are looking for the best Wedding experience you can get, look no further than Fourth Estate Audio. I knew from the moment I had met Jay Congdon, President, that my wife and I had found the right company. Jay was polite, professional and best of all completely accommodating. Jay’s DJ Scott Andree was amazing. For beginning to end our wedding (which was at the zoo, very difficult to set up and work audio equipment there) was amazing thanks to the music selections Scott came up with. Which is not to say you can’t provide your own play list. Fourth Estate can either give you complete control (you can give them an entire playlist for the whole event) or is more than happy to provide their own choice based on loose guide lines you give them. And when it came time to announce the wedding party Scott made sure before hand to know exactly how to pronounce names and to let us know what we needed to do when announced. Again, it was the details like that which made us feel Scott really cared about our wedding. He was the best.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is, Fourth Estate Audio is the best wedding DJ service in Chicago land. Not only are they amazingly accommodating they really do care about you and your special day." - Joe A.10-3-2019
"I have never used a DJ before, so I was somewhat nervous trying to select a DJ for our wedding ceremony and our reception. I decided to try Fourth Estate Audio based on the excellent reviews that I read online. And I'm so glad that I did! The experience with Fourth Estate Audio was OUTSTANDING from beginning to end. Jay responded to my initial inquiry right away, and our first meeting with him was very helpful. Jay made us feel comfortable right from the start.
Scott Andree was the DJ for our wedding, and he was terrific! He was well-prepared with all of the songs we wanted for the wedding ceremony and for the dancing at the reception, but he was also flexible to change things up when we wanted to. We wanted to do some square dancing and some Israeli folk dancing at the reception, but we didn't know in advance where these dances would fit with the overall flow of the reception. On the day of the wedding, Scott did a great job switching between regular dance music to square dance music to Israeli dance songs, at a moment's notice, and everyone had a blast! Since our wedding reception was on Sunday afternoon and we didn't have any alcohol at our wedding, we were wondering if many people would be dancing. Thanks to Scott, there were people dancing all afternoon! Many people commented on how much fun they had dancing and on what a great dance list we had! Thank you, Scott, for making our wedding reception so much fun! I highly recommend Fourth Estate Audio for any event that you may be planning." - Teresa C. 8-15-2019
"The team at Fourth Estate Audio was great to work with for our wedding. Jay walked us through the whole process and was very attentive to any questions that we had, and asked us great questions that we hadn't even thought of (which allowed us to plan to perfection). The online questionnaire we answered prior to the wedding was very easy to use and allowed us to be thorough about our music likes and preferences.
Scott was our DJ for the event, and we could not have asked for a better experience. Beyond playing great music, when the schedule started to slip due to slow dinner service at our event space, Scott proactively reached out to us to see if he should start the dancing portion of the evening. We had no idea the time had slipped so much since we were trying to eat and make our rounds to our guest tables. We are so thankful for Scott's attentiveness; we were able to maximize the time that we had left in our reception. My husband and I had an amazing time dancing the night away with our guests and the dance floor was never sparse! We would definitely, definitely, DEFINITELY recommend Fourth Estate!" - Julie H. 11-30-2018
“With any wedding, there are so many decisions to be made, from the clothes, food, venue, who to invite, invitations, all of it, and I must say that Jay and his company Fourth Estate Audio made the DJ decision the best ever! He was was quick and efficient in his communication, his interface and technologically advanced website, and the overall feel of this company was above par. We even lost our usb drive in the mail the week of our Wedding and Jay stepped in and took care of that too providing all the songs we requested. The day of the wedding, he sent Scott to DJ our event on a yacht! Scott was polite, on point, and very fun and accommodating. He was super fun too and catered to our guests as we requested he do. If you are having a wedding in the Chicago area and are looking for the best, these guys are it! Thank you Jay and Scott, we appreciate you guys more than you know!” – Kristi 6-9-2018
“I had no idea what I was even looking for in a wedding DJ. let me tell you, I hit the jackpot! Jay and Scott were both completely professional and personable. My wedding reception is being called "the most fun wedding ever!!" Scott was great! He had the dance floor packed the entire night! The lighting was beautiful! I can't say enough great things about Fourth Estate Audio! Thanks again!” – Melissa
“If you are searching for a top notch DJ for your wedding, one who will go above and beyond to make your wedding the most memorable night ever, then stop right here and book Fourth Estate Audio RIGHT NOW!!! We booked Fourth Estate because of all the amazing reviews they had on so many review sites. My husband and I booked this company also because, after meeting with Jay, we felt like they really cared about us and making our night special and they really love DJ'ing and are passionate about it! At the beginning of the process, Jay helped answer any and all questions that we had in the months prior to our wedding. He was so thorough, clear and understanding. He assigned Scott to be our DJ, and people are still talking about how amazing he was!
Scott went out of his way to help out when a couple things with the venue got a little off schedule. He was 100% there to help out and make sure things ran smoothly. He was always attentive and communicative with me and my husband. Scott was 100% ok with playing many of our recommended songs and the one request I had was that I want the dance floor packed all night....THE DANCE FLOOR WAS PACKED ALL NIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!! It was the wedding of my dreams and Scott and Fourth Estate Audio are a top reason for that!! The day after the wedding I heard from my guests, "that DJ was the best ever!", "omg where did you find this DJ?", "we have never been to a more fun, exciting and entertaining wedding than this!", "my feet hurt from dancing the whole night!." Our families and guests were so impressed by Scott's professionalism, but most importantly, that he gave 100% attention and commitment to making this a celebratory and memorable day. And he was having a blast doing it!! Thank you thank you to Scott and Fourth Estate Audio! It was the most perfect night! More than 5 stars...I give 100!!!” – Jessica
“Nothing but good things to say. The Fourth Estate Audio guys were very prompt about responding to our questions and made it clear from the outset that they were going to help us have exactly the kind of party that we wanted. They had previously worked at our venue and made our lives easier with some thoughtful suggestions. On the big day, Scott was great and helped us re-work the program on the fly since the bridal party arrived late to the venue, and then at some point during the dancing, his primary system went down but no one noticed because he switched to his back-up system without missing a beat (he told us afterwards, or else we wouldn't have known). All in all, Jay and Scott were professional, courteous, and did a great job for a fair price. Our guests gave us a ton of compliments on the flow and the music, and we couldn't agree more. We would absolutely recommend them to our friends.” – Tino
“We interviewed a LOT of DJs since it was one area that we really weren't sure who to use. When we spoke with Jay, we loved his personality and his approach to DJ'ing a wedding. We knew he was the right fit - and he fit in our budget. DJ Scott, who actually did our wedding, was great. We had some last-minute scheduling changes the night of, and he just went with it and made it look like that was exactly how it was supposed to go. He checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy and if there was anything else we needed him to do. Overall, a great experience, especially since music was so vital to our reception. Would definitely recommend!” – Brittany
“Scott with Fourth Estate did an amazing job at our wedding. Despite minor confusion at times and buckets of rain that caused a few redirections in the plan he was helpful and kind throughout the whole process. Jay and Scott were both tremendous throughout the entire planning process going the extra mile for sure! Thank you!” - Robert and Michaela
“Fourth Estate Audio is top notch all the way. Jay was very responsive to all of our questions and concerns. Every single email I sent was met with a prompt and courteous reply.
The DJ for our wedding was Scott Andree, and he was simply amazing. We could not have asked for a better DJ and emcee. He played all of our must play songs, didn't mess up a single name during the introductions, made the announcements we requested, and kept the party hopping all night long. (He actually told us before the dancing started that if the dance floor looks a little empty he plays a slow song to fill it back up. I thought "That's not gonna work." Well it did work. Every. Single. Time. Note to self: don't try to out-DJ the DJ. He knows what he's doing.) Scott also played a lot of guest requests. My personal pet peeve is when my request never gets played at a wedding so I was glad our guests didn't have that experience. He even downloaded "Turn Back Time" during the reception just because my mom requested it (she's a huge Cher fan). AND he gave my mom a special shout out when the song played. He's just, like, the best DJ ever.
Our guests did have one complaint the next day...that their feet were sore from dancing all night! Seriously though, I strongly suggest you hire Fourth Estate Audio. Working with them was the easiest and least stressful part of wedding planning. If I could give them a million stars I would. 5 hardly seems like enough.” – Laura
“We used Fourth Estate based on reviews from Wedding Wire. Based on our experience, we have no idea why they are the "Second Best Wedding DJ's in Chicago" - they should be #1!
Seriously, there was not one person at our wedding who didn't end up on the dance floor for some amount of time. Everyone loved the mix of music. We couldn't believe that we had such a level of quality for such a low price.
-- We had requested a lapel microphone. Jay explained that they don't usually use lapel mics because they are so delicate. We were OK with it. The day of, though, they arrived with a rented lapel mic for us to use.
-- Scott was our DJ, but Jay also arrived to help him set up!
-- We rented the uplighting package. This was absolutely gorgeous, and they brought in the Million Lights package as well - what an awesome treat! The whole venue sparkled.
-- Scott played most of the songs from our 40 song playlist, masterfully choosing when to get the "old folks" on the floor and when to speed things up and get the younger guests moving.
-- We offered to put any songs not listed on the website onto a flash drive. Scott thanked us, but had already put all the songs onto a CD so that we wouldn't have to worry about it.” – Becky S.