Avago Entertainment

Welcome to

Nelson DJ &
Karaoke Services

Welcome to
Avago Entertainment 
Nelson DJ & Karaoke Services

Hi there! Im DJ Ali, Owner Operator of Avago Entertainment, your friendly, reliable local DJ.

DJ Alison from Avago Entertainment

My objective is to make your event as unique as you are, and to make your Nelson function or event of any description a truly memorable occasion.
Avago Entertainment is available for bookings on all weekdays as well as Saturday and Sunday.

Fully customised to suit your own preferences and requirements. There are tiered levels of service which will adapt to fit any function for both Private and Corporate Events.

Quality RCF Digital Sound System gives you the sound you want where you want it. Background, easy listening or rock party is yours - you choose!

My DJ music database is constantly updated to provide all the current Chart hits, along with a substantial database of a variety of genres to cover everyones musical tastes. Spotify is also now an essential tool included to support the substantial music available.

Lighting is an awesome addition to your night. Top of the line Chauvet LED Lighting is included at no extra cost with your booking.

Karaoke can be a standalone party for the most interactive night of fun, or integrated into a DJ night for some star turns later in the evening. Be who you wanna be when its your turn to hold the mic and entertain everyone when you strut your stuff as your favourite artist!

Respectful Funeral/Remembrance Service available. Wireless handheld microphone along with a small PA or Sound System for small or large gatherings.

​Personal statement from DJ Ali,  "Music can be a solo listening experience. For me though the best feeling is to share that experience with a group of likeminded people who are prepared to dive into that wonderful pool of beats. Let me join you in celebrating with music."

I'm really looking forward to working alongside you to make your function a success! Contact me anytime This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

See you soon!

DJ Ali


DJ Ali

So what is a DJ?

DJ Ali speaks. "To me it means someone who has a longstanding relationship with music of all genres. Someone who really 'gets it' when it comes to the depth of emotions that music can tap into. Someone who enjoys music for everything it can give. It can literally lift you up from the bottom and take you to the top. I love to be there to introduce and share in that experience".

DJ Ali says - "Ive sometimes heard the saying 'well you all play music don’t you'? when referring to DJs. That’s true. Where we differ is in the delivery of that music - the styles of music we are prepared to play, the standard of the equipment the music is presented through, and most importantly the attitude of the DJ. Im proud to own all my own equipment, which is a customised set of digital professional quality gear".

Don’t be tempted to cut corners on your music if you want value for your very important dollars. DJ Ali offers a payment plan at no charge to help manage squeezed finances. It pays to book the person who has a great DJ reputation, great gear and music selection coupled with a proven track record within the industry. You're in the perfect place right now.             

To be a great DJ, along with the music and gear, you need to have great people skills as well. Age doesn’t matter when it comes to personality and DJ Ali gets along with any age group. A lifetime of working in the Customer Service sector means she is pleasant, approachable, friendly and always pleased to have a quick chat during the evening she is DJing at.

Personal statement from DJ Ali, "Music can be a solo listening experience. For me though the best feeling is to share that experience with a group of likeminded people who are prepared to shake off any stresses and dive into that wonderful pool of beats. Let me join you in celebrating with music."
Contact me to discuss your event


There are lots of service options for you to choose from. The Silver Package is for Evening DJ Services with lighting of your choice, then continues through the levels to The Platinum Package for those majestic events!

Avago Entertainment Nelson

You are able to customise your event to perfectly match your plans, so that it provides your favourite music choices for Ceremony, Cocktail and Dining music to fit the mood, a wireless handheld microphone system for speeches etc and then an easy segue into the Evening DJ fun!

Avago is known for their high standards of presentation, digital quality equipment, service and attention to detail, and has even won over 'microphone phobic' Celebrants!

A quality handheld wireless microphone system gives a clear tone and great venue coverage for vows, speeches and presentations. The Samson Synth 7 is perfect for all vocal applications.

You know you want someone who has the experience, the gear and the desire to interact with your guests in a friendly approachable way and play what they really enjoy. Thats why you need to book Avago.

Check out the FAQ section for answers to the most often asked questions.

Contact DJ Ali now to run through your ideas and plans info@avagoentertainment.co.nz

Karaoke Party

Now here we are at one of DJ Alis favourite pastimes. SINGING! This is where you can cut loose and literally transform into any singer you want to be! The karaoke list is expansive and growing constantly.

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Hosted karaoke means DJ Ali comes along with the karaoke and run it for the arranged length of time. No need for you to waste time trying to master any complicated equipment or stand around a machine desperately looking for something to sing.

As your Host DJ Ali keeps the night rolling, helps with suggestions and will sing with you if you realise you really only know the chorus to that song (happens ALL THE TIME !!).

Its fun. Entertaining. Amusing. Perfect for bringing people together. Great for lung exercise and gets the oxygen flowing. Almost as good as going to the gym!

What are you waiting for? Email your enquiry now info@avagoentertainment.co.nz


So many genres! From Rock, Country, Reggae, Blues and Classical, HipHop, Novelty Dance, Easy Listening, Disco, Soul, NZs Best from APRA, War Years favourites for the more mature party goers, kids party songs, 80s is always a winner...the list is endless.

Avago Entertainment Nelson

Customise a playlist to suit your event. Have as much or as little input into the music as you would like. Guests requests are welcome. Singles Charts are monitored and the database is regularly updated, so you can rest easy knowing Avago Entertainment has your favourite tracks to keep you dancing until your energy runs out!

Spotify is available, so you can simply send your playlist link via email to Avago Entertainment. Easy as!

Reluctant party goers can sometimes be persuaded to get interactive with a Cha Cha Slide, line dance or Macarena, and DJ Ali is more than happy to get out front and lead them into some fun!

Email DJ Alison now at info@avagoentertainment.co.nz


  • What is your song list like? Open or Close

    I have a very comprehensive list from '50s through to now, including the most popular tracks from Top 40 NZ Singles Charts. I have so much music that it would be impossible for me to list it all, but I do bring along a varied music list along to the evening function for people to look through for ideas. My music database is continually updated to reflect the many new popular tracks regularly purchased. My entire music collection is available for use at the function venue.

  • Are we able to make playlists for the evening and request special songs i.e. First Dance? Open or Close

    I encourage you to have as much input into the music as you would like. Music is a very personal individual choice and many music tastes need to be taken into consideration on such an important day.
    As your DJ I have the ability to play music to suit any mood, and you can choose from just about every genre available. You are not limited to a set playlist or music repertoire as you would be with some other DJs or a band.
    If you want to choose the main play list then you are welcome to do so, and we make a base play list using your requests. I offer advice and suggestions that are time-proven. I also want to know about any music you definitely don't want played. Specialty music can be provided by yourself of if requested in plenty of time I may be able to source it for you.

  • Do you take requests on the night? Open or Close

    YES. Unless you prefer not to offer the request option, I like guests to be able to come and talk with me and request their favourite tracks. The playlist constantly evolves through the evening to suit the current mood, and as guests take the initiative to add their requests to the list everyone gets to hear something they like. This keeps people interested in the dance floor instead of just drinking and talking!

  • How long do you play for? Open or Close

    I quote for a basic 4 hours, but as I have no set time limit I am available for as long as you have the energy to party!

  • Do you take breaks, and how often? Open or Close

    I don't need to take breaks so the music is as continuous as possible. There is NO DOWN TIME with Avago Entertainment - if you book four hours then that is what you get! You get fantastic value for money with me as your DJ.

  • When do you setup at the venue? Open or Close

    All equipment is setup earlier in the day so everything is done before your guests start to arrive.

  • How do we pay for your services? Open or Close

    The most often used payment option is 50% of the base package fee as your deposit at the time of booking to secure your chosen date, with the balance (and any extra hours needed) paid prior to, or at the Reception on the day. The deposit can be paid by cash, cheque, Internet/online banking or direct to my bank account.

  • Can we make payments to pay for the services we want? Open or Close

    YES. I have a Payment Plan option that means you can make a smaller deposit and then schedule regular payments to suit your budget until the full payment is paid by your Wedding Date.

  • Can we upgrade the Package we initially choose if we decide we need further services? Open or Close

    YES. As long as you confirm a basic booking with a deposit you can change to whichever package best suits your plans at any stage, or we can custom build one to suit. There are many options that we can discuss to tailor the package to suit your personal style & venue, & we can swap things around to suit your own schedule.

  • Do you offer a Contract so we know what we are getting for our money? Open or Close

    YES, Professionals always use a contract. Be wary of someone who doesn't offer one. Sometimes people don't want to bother, but a contract ensures both parties are on the same page with regards to who is responsible for what, and you must be 100% sure of what you are getting.

  • Are we able to call or email or maybe meet with you during the run up to our Wedding Day? Open or Close

    Of course! You are welcome to call or email me as many times as you need. I live in Wakefield, Nelson so contacting me is easy and stress-free, and if you need a local meeting to finalise ideas we can arrange that too. If you have any further questions you would like to ask, or ideas to discuss, please send me your enquiry via info@avagoentertainment.co.nz Thank you and I look forward to helping you celebrate your Special Day!
    DJ Alison your local Nelson DJ

Our Clients Say...

We would like to pass on a compliment of excellent service that we had received from Avago Entertainment. The wedding was perfect, and thanks to Alison our first dance was great! She went out of her way to make it all run so smoothly for us. We highly recommend Avago Entertainment services to anybody wanting an easy going care free event".
Kieran Josie

My husband Chris and I hired Alison to DJ a party we held to celebrate our wedding and Chris's 55th Birthday with friends. We were thrilled with Alison's contribution and highly recommend her to anyone who wants to have fantastic music to set the tone for a really fun night. Alison is dependable and lovely to work with. She not only took musical requests but she had a good read on the audience...
Many thanks Alison! Cyn and Chris, Nelson