Entertainer: a Little History Behind Our DJ

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To put it simply: I love music. I have been appreciative of music since as far back as I can remember. As a child I was always sneaking in to my uncle’s room and listening to his 8-track tapes. One of my earliest memories was hearing the Dark Side of the Moon, the 5th Dimension, Donna Summer and Bolero via an old 8-track player. I spent nights reading comics under the covers by flashlight with an earpiece channeling music to my ear from an AM transistor radio. My cousins and I danced every New Year’s Eve with Grandma, Grandpa and Guy Lombardo.

As I got older I spent allowance on 45’s, Albums, CDs, concerts and of course stereo equipment. I had a taste for all kinds of music: 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, Disco, Punk, Classical, New Wave, Rap, Hip Hop, Country – Young, Classic and Texas Country, to name a few. My mother made sure I learned to dance at home and sent me out to take disco dance lessons as well. She and I played guitars at church and family parties – for whoever would listen to us!

I used to collect coozies, T-shirts and hats as souvenirs when traveling or vacationing with my family. At one point the collection got to be too much and I had the bright idea to collect music on my adventures abroad – local, traditional, whatever I came across. My new souvenirs brought much enlightenment and cultural experience to my music appreciation. Looking back at the music from those trips is much like looking at a photo album. The covers and music bring back memories and thoughts of those days and my family and friends that were with me at the time.

I still continue to expand my musical knowledge and experience every day. Reading the latest reviews and listening to new music at every opportunity I get. From live venues, to bars and restaurants with juke boxes, to the solo guitarist playing acoustic at Potbelly’s at lunch time.

I bring this music appreciation to the events that I have the opportunity to be a part of. I love music. I love seeing people happy, dancing, listening and feeling the emotions tied to the event and the music. Aside from being a music fanatic, I have spent the bulk of my career involved in Customer Service. From working with my Grandparents during the summers, owning my own landscaping and handy-man service, selling auto-parts, partnering in an IT Consulting Service, and serving as an Operations Manager available 24x7, I have seen and experienced a lot of challenges. The bottom line is communication and understanding of what the client desires, and how to meet those expectations to the best of your abilities, and to be prepared for the unexpected – for example a power outage!

I work with our brides, parents, event planners and coordinators to understand the event, plan the agenda, learn your musical tastes, coordinate with vendors during the event, and provide master of ceremony tasks as needed. I work to make the event and our business relationship a partnership. It is your day, your event; I am here to partner with you and make it a success.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask. If you are in the market for entertainment and do not necessarily want a DJ but are interested in what questions or concerns you should have when speaking with other entertainers, let me know and I’d be glad to help.

I hope to hear from you soon.



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