From performing for Toronto Blue Jay and 2 time World Series Champion Joe Carter in Toronto, to curating the sounds for Weddingbells magazines 30th anniversary party, to DJ’ing at the NHL All-Star game in Montreal, to captivating the audience at TIFF’s 40th b-day bash. Michael works personally with his clients to pack dance floors and create unparalleled experiences. As a beat-mixing specialist, accomplished MC and former Radio and Nightclub DJ, Michael Coombs brings a unique set of skills that is lost in Toronto’s private event industry.
Starting out in 1992, working for a small Toronto-based DJ company with his high school friend Paul Jones (nicknamed Jester) to wanting a little more exposure, Michael (known as Prodigy) and Paul founded “Worldwide” on the University of Toronto’s radio station, 89.5 CIUT.
The exposure from “Worldwide” opened up a world of opportunities, with Michael holding some high-profile night club residencies in Toronto’s downtown core including Powerbar, Envy, Jet, G-spot, Berlin and played at concerts and record release parties for the likes of International recording artists, Shaggy, Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, Busta Rhymes and many others. Toronto rapper Choclair even rhymes about Michael on his first single “21 Years”.
In 2001 with his marriage to his beautiful wife Marsha, and the arrival of the first of three daughters, the nightclub lifestyle had lost its allure and Michael left the industry completely. After some time off, he decided to start DJ’ing again, however did not want to return to the club scene.
Coming full circle, Michael returned to the Toronto private event industry and founded “Prodigy Entertainment” in 2002. Since then, he has not only been packing dance-floors, he has been recognized as a leader in his field with Michael winning the inaugural DJ Leadership Award from the Canadian Professional DJ Association (CPDJA). Michael is the 3 time Award Winner (and the only DJ to ever win) “Canadian DJ of the Year” at the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards and has been interviewed and mentioned in Toronto Life, the Globe & Mail, Weddingbells and Wedluxe Magazine. In 2011 he changed his company name to Michael Coombs Entertainment.
Very few can match his vast experience and expertise, so if you’re looking to “Be Moved” at your event – contact Michael today.
“It’s always a pleasure having Michael play at our events, because we know he will get the party started and keep the guests on the dance floor all night.
Michael listens thoroughly to his clients and delivers the perfect ambiance, whether the event is a formal networking reception or a club style dance event. Michael is a dream to work with and delivers every time.”
Sales & Events Manager, AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario