From captivating the audience at TIFF’s 40th b-day bash, to curating the sounds for WedLuxe Magazines fashions shows, to killing it for 2 time World Series Champion Toronto Blue Jay Joe Carter, to DJ’ing at the NHL All-Star game in Montreal. Michael works personally with his clients to pack dance floors and create unparalleled experiences. As a beat-mixing specialist, accomplished MC and former high profile radio and nightclub DJ, Michael Coombs brings a unique set of skills that is lost in Toronto’s private event industry.
Starting out in the 90’s, 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 marquee 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, Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, Shaggy, Busta Rhymes, Naughty By Nature 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 but has been recognized as a leader in his field with Michael winning the inaugural DJ Leadership Award from the Canadian Professional DJ Association (CPDJA) and the Toronto Events Industry Leadership Award from the International Live Event Association (ILEA). He has also been named “Canadian Wedding DJ of the Year” 4 times by 2 different organizations. Michael has also been interviewed and mentioned in Toronto Life, the Globe & Mail, Weddingbells, Brides and Wedluxe Magazine. In 2011 he changed his company name to Michael Coombs Entertainment.