Michael Edwards

The owner of AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting, Michael Edwards played his first wedding way back in 1973 as a teenaged bass player in a “live” band. He sang and played a variety of instruments (guitar, keyboards, bass, trumpet, percussion etc) as a full-time musician for over 20 years…touring and sharing the stage with legends like Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee, Little Anthony, the Clancy Brothers and many others before switching over to performing strictly for weddings, as a DJ/MC, since in 1996.

In 2013, after thousands of weddings over 40 years and experience entertaining audiences of all ages in every musical style, he retired from active performing… (although we still get plenty of inquiries hoping to book him). This move has allowed Michael to devote his time and energy to training our new DJs and overseeing the day to day operation of the AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting office at the Bridal Center in Andover. He is also enjoying more family time now, along with his other lifelong passion, playing ice hockey.

All quotations were taken from some of the many letters & thank you notes sent by former clients to Michael Edwards. Originals available to view upon request.
"From the moment after the bridal party introductions, you captured the crowd. You kept the energy level so high all night....even the older folks stayed until midnight...."

- Janice & Charles Goguen

"Thank you for making our wedding reception a night to remember. Due to your knowledge and professionalism, the night flowed beautifully. Everyone there had fun, including the non-dancers who have said, "It was like watching a show!" We would recommend you to any couple getting married......they would have no worries..."

- Barry & Michelle Ordway


"You, without a doubt, made our wedding PERFECT. Guests of all ages have said that our wedding was the best they'd ever been to....you were so dynamic and exciting - I don't think there was one lull!!"

- Jen & Jim Hoye


"We couldn't believe the response we got from all of our guests...I'm sure your ears were ringing for about two weeks after that, because you were praised up and down!"

- Gail & Greg Comeau


"...You exude professionalism, charm, personality and caring. It was a very special day for us, and you made us feel it was special for you too...." 

- Pat North


"Never have I been to a daytime wedding where EVERYONE danced...the best choice I made regarding my wedding (other than choosing Paul as the groom) was selecting you as the DJ! You were Fantastic."

- Lisa (Marasca) Hughes


"Your hilarious commentary and spontaneous ad-libbing brought folks to tears of laughter. One class act. Thank you for making Melanie & Ken's wedding an event we'll never forget."

- Kathy Doto


"We couldn't have asked for a more helpful performer at our wedding... EVERYONE raved about you and your choices in music (a real crowd pleaser)!"

- Dawn & Barry Greenwood


"100 on a scale of 1 to 10...The banquet manager at the Hilton asked us for your name & number since she had never seen a better DJ at a wedding."

- Dan & Daniel Cohen