Freddie Swinney

Based in Winston-Salem, Freddie has been DJing for the last 15 years. So Freddie had a multitude of weddings and events under his belt even before joining the Dow Oak team.

The son of two deaf parents, Freddie found solace in music from a young age. This experience has also given Freddie a unique perspective on music. In addition to DJing for Dow Oak, Freddie also hosts dance parties for the deaf. By placing a special emphasis on musical vibrations, they can feel the music through the subwoofers.

This passion has made Freddie an invaluable addition to the Dow Oak team. And made him an excellent DJ in general.

“Since I was a kid, I’ve felt like music had a power to extend beyond an auditory experience. It’s a full sensory experience. So that’s what I try to create.”

Here’s what people are saying about Freddie…

Working with Dow Oak Events was a breeze! They were super communicative and use a planning platform that gave me peace of mind. I spoke with Freddie a couple times before the wedding and had no doubt that he would keep things running smoothly. On the day of, he arrived early to set up, made sure he knew how to pronounce everyone's names, and kept the party going all night! I had a blast singing and dancing the night away 🙂

Stephanie Roach , married on 04/27/2019  weddingwire.com
Stephanie Roach , married on 04/27/2019

Freddie from Dow Oak Events was awesome to work with! He played everything we wanted at the wedding and had a great playlist of songs to add to it. Dow Oak's system is super easy and convenient to use, and the pricing was super reasonable as well!

Kayla D , married on 03/27/2019  theknot.com
Kayla D , married on 03/27/2019

DJ Freddie with Dow Oak did an awesome job DJ'ing our wedding reception and we can't recommend him enough! He was very responsive leading up to our wedding day and truly understood our vision for music during our cocktail hour and reception. He didn't just play songs as some DJs do - he read the crowd all night, making sure everyone was having a great time and also added awesome mixes/transitions into the songs. Overall, Freddie was a great DJ and MC for our wedding reception and we are so glad we went with Dow Oak.

Darby Pohle , married on 03/23/2019  weddingwire.com
Darby Pohle , married on 03/23/2019

We had DJ Freddie for our wedding and had such a great experience! We gave him some vague information on what we liked and what we didn't and told him we trusted him to roll with it and did a great job! I walked down the isle to a song that had just instrumental music in the beginning (first 30 seconds) but wanted that to be a little longer so I only had to use one song for everyone in my party to walk to. He was able edit it for me to double the time of the instrumental music part which was an odd request I thought but it was wonderful! During the reception we had multiple people say they loved the song choices and multiple people ask for his information after the wedding as well!

Rebecca , married on 03/09/2019  weddingwire.com
Rebecca , married on 03/09/2019

I can’t recommend Dow & Oak Events them enough! Freddie was our DJ and he was very polite and helped us through the planning process by setting up an apt with us to meet him. He was so kind to meet us half way since we live in Durham and he in Greensboro. I felt very unorganized when it came to songs, dances and my timeline in general but Freddie was very professional and helped us all the way through the night. 10/10!

Taylor , married on 11/10/2018  weddingwire.com
Taylor , married on 11/10/2018

Freddie was our DJ with dow oak events - and let me just tell you, I don't think we could have picked a better person to handle our music. He really got our vibe. Also, he was very amenable to last minute requests for songs, announcements, etc. Dow Oaks has an amazing website with a client portal for organizing your event, and they're really helpful when it comes to walking you through it step by step. Great experience with this company as a whole, but I can't reccomend Freddie enough! Definitely one our favorite vendors!

Caitlin Holt , married on 11/03/2018  weddingwire.com
Caitlin Holt , married on 11/03/2018

Freddie did an amazing job - very professional, right on top of everything, and kept the party rolling. We couldn’t have been happier. We would recommend Dow and Freddie to anyone looking for a DJ for their event.

Susan F , married on 10/26/2018  theknot.com
Susan F , married on 10/26/2018

I used Dow Oak as my DJ and for my photo booth and I would do it all again 1,000%. They were awesome! Freddie met with me in advance to get a feel for the vibe of the wedding, and then showed up at the ceremony and NAILED IT! The music was exactly what I love to listen to and we had folks getting down! They were there hours in advance and set-up and ready to go. Everyone loved the photo booth, and I loved that they brought all their stuff (table included) and that I got copies of everything in a photo book. They also emailed me electronic versions of the photos within days. Use them! The value, the experience, the fun, it was all there!

Carrie , married on 10/20/2018  weddingwire.com
Carrie , married on 10/20/2018

DJ Freddie Fred recently lit up our dance floor at our wedding. I mean, everyone was on the dance floor. The variety of music appealed to everyone and he was very good about reading the audience. Everyone kept coming to us and telling us that our DJ was “fire” and to us, that was very important. Our guests had a fabulous time and so did we. Memorable, for sure. Would highly recommend him, he did a phenomenal job. Thank you Freddie!

Jovanna , married on 10/08/2018  weddingwire.com
Jovanna , married on 10/08/2018

Freddie at Dow Oak Events was incredible! Easy to work with!

Sandy , married on 10/06/2018  weddingwire.com
Sandy , married on 10/06/2018

Freddie was incredible!! He was so responsive and did a great job at the reception! Everyone gave compliments to the Dj and there was never a dull moment from the music! I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a good dance floor at their reception!!

Sandy R , married on 10/05/2018  theknot.com
Sandy R , married on 10/05/2018

We had an amazing experience using Dow Oak. Freddie was so friendly and personable, and just an awesome DJ - sound was great, and he played the songs we asked for, didn't play the songs we didn't want to hear, and threw in an awesome mix of his own choices that went right along with our style. Nice flow from song to song - I just kept dancing the whole night! Highly highly recommend Freddie, and really the whole Dow Oak experience was so easy. They have a great website to help plan song selection and flow of the whole day - really easy to use. We didn't opt for lighting or any of the other extras (our ceremony/reception was pretty simple), but music location change from ceremony site to reception site was flawless. Seriously great team, great value, amazing experience!

Barbara , married on 09/29/2018  weddingwire.com
Barbara , married on 09/29/2018

DJ Freddie was awesome! He was entertaining and kept the party going!! So professional, polite, and fun!!

Renee , married on 09/22/2018  weddingwire.com
Renee , married on 09/22/2018

Freddie was absolutely amazing! The timing of the ceremony music was spot on and the music throughout the reception transitioned perfectly! We received many compliments on the music and I highly recommend Dow Oak Events & Freddie!

Alisa , married on 09/15/2018  weddingwire.com
Alisa , married on 09/15/2018

Seriously, Dow Oak and specifically Freddie were INCREDIBLE. One month before the big day and our previously booked DJ BAILED! Dow Oak emailed back almost immediately after the inquiry and within two days we had banged out a contract and gotten the ball rolling- crisis adverted! I cannot say enough about the outstanding communication of the company!

The week before the wedding Freddie reached out to firm up our plans and meet for a face to face, normal run of the mill stuff. NOTHING could have prepared us for what a rockstar he would be the day of. Not only was he a GREAT DJ and a super sweet human, he was valuable (and willing!) set of hands when it started pouring rain five minutes before the outdoor ceremony. He was flexible and extremely accommodating, he truly went above and beyond and we could not have done it without him.

HIRE THESE PEOPLE, for real!

Regina , married on 08/12/2018  weddingwire.com
Regina , married on 08/12/2018

We hired Dow Oak Events and DJ Freddie for our wedding. DJ Freddie arrived early to the event to set up, was very prompt in his responses, and extremely professional. The lighting set the tone and the music was great. He read the crowd well and kept the dance floor going all night!

Alyssa , married on 05/19/2018  weddingwire.com
Alyssa , married on 05/19/2018

The day was AWESOME! Josh and I both agree that you were one of our favorite vendor experiences throughout that day and Freddie in particular completely surpassed our expectations. He was able to not only roll with our (slightly abnormal) musical tastes, but he rolled with all the punches and surprises (enter the bagpiper that was unbeknownst to me) we threw at him.

He did not just agree to do what we said, but he became an autonomous actor in the whole process, understanding what we wanted to hear based on our reactions, the little surprises we had for each other and for our guests, and on our previous discussions. At no point did we feel we needed to address preferences with him or ask for changes. He had seamless music transitions, a great presence at the reception, and was both professional and friendly.

We would highly recommend him and your company to anyone in the future!

Jessica , married on 05/12/2018  weddingwire.com
Jessica , married on 05/12/2018

Freddie did an amazing job - very professional, right on top of everything, and kept the party rolling. We couldn’t have been happier. We would recommend Dow and Freddie to anyone looking for a DJ for their event.

Susan , married on 03/09/2018  weddingwire.com
Susan , married on 03/09/2018