Choosing the right DJ is so important. The right DJ has reviews and testimonials that describe what it is like to work with him or her. Reviews give you insight into your DJ’s personality. My personal style is a blended approach made from experiences at hundreds of weddings over the years. The result is that I take a classy-but-fun approach to your event. I have minimal microphone interjections, as I have found that it is far more effective to allow the fun to take over and for me to put in the right songs at the right time and in the right order. The best dance floors are made of fun people deciding to participate because I have allowed the party to take on a personality of its own. As a DJ I am a well-rounded, multi-faceted entertainer with experience in a variety of events, ranging from wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, as well as events for younger audiences. My personality, professionalism, and attention to detail have been the hallmark of a DJ/private event career that began when I was seventeen years old.
A DJ who is in-tune with the audience is aware of the benefits of taking spontaneous requests. A person who comes up to the DJ with a musical request often speaks not just for themself but for a larger group of people. This means success on the dance floor. The requesting individual most likely will respond once the song is played, by dancing or at least stirring up the dance floor crowd. A seasoned entertainer with years and years of reading the vibe of a crowd will try to capitalize on this. The event can surely benefit from playing a spontaneously requested song. A seasoned DJ with lots of experiences reading situations has an awareness of whether the request is a personal whim of the requesting individual, or has the possibility of pleasing a large group of people. Pleasantly but firmly explaining that the bride and groom have carefully put together the soundtrack for the evening and that you will adhere to that list is the way to be tactful and firm in your decision to not play a request.
Positively. I have a very well-rounded musical presentation, ranging from classical and jazz to motown, disco and oldies, to the best new music of today. I operate from a music database of hundreds of thousands of songs. I own each song and do not stream at an event or operate from a cloud service. I personalize the music for each event, and specialize in locating those “hard to find” songs. I have a tremendous investment in music and am constantly freshening up my approach to my events with the infusion of new music at just the right time.
Wedding ceremonies are more and more frequently held on-site, at the same location as your reception. The couple provides their own officiant, someone who knows them closely and adds a personal touch with endearing, personalized anecdotes and memories. My goal is for everyone at the event to hear what the officiant says in a comfortable, balanced fashion! Your on-site ceremony furthermore is often outdoors, in a natural setting. Professional sound system with spread out speakers providing just the right balance of sound comes standard in my ceremony service. I provide amplification for the officiant as well as a loved one doing a reading, with two wireless microphones on stands. The stands are white and blend in with your surroundings. The omnidirectional mics pick up the couple’s vows as well – no lapel mics strapped to the waistline are necessary. Lapel mics are available, however, where appropriate. I play prelude music of your choice for thirty minutes as the guests are arriving, through a crystal-clear Bose portable sound system. The selections are often violin and cello versions of popular songs. I have made a considerable investment in this battery-powered speaker system and mixer. Two Bose S-1 speakers on tripods are mounted at ear level and spread out for evenness of coverage are included in the ceremony package.