QUESTION: Are you part of a large company or a referral service?
ANSWER: I am the owner of my company and I typically bring an associate to facilitate with the set up and tear down of the equipment. My associate is there to assist me to ensure that everything runs seamlessly. During the course of the planning process, I will answer all your questions and concerns via your preferred method of contact: email, text, or phone call.
QUESTION: The majority of the events featured on this website seem to be weddings, do you DJ retail and or corporate events and other private functions?
ANSWER: Absolutely. I began DJ’ing on the radio, first in High School at KBEV and then at KXLU at Loyola Marymount University. I have Dj’d in nightclubs in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. I have DJ’d corporate events, gallery openings, networking events, birthday and anniversary parties, and reunions. I have also DJ’d and MC’d fundraising events for schools and non-profits. A partial list of my clients include: Disney, Sony Pictures, NBC, New Line Cinema, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, The LA Conservancy and MAC Cosmetics.
QUESTION: How would you describe your style and approach to MC’ing?
ANSWER: As your MC, I act as the facilitator who ensures that everything happens on schedule. Prior to making an announcement, I coordinate with the planner, photographer, and videographer to ensure that everyone is ready for the specific event, such as a first dance or grand entrance. In spite of the best intentions, sometimes events don’t happen as planed; I adapt to the changes on the spot, so that the flow of events is not interrupted. When it is time for dancing, I get everyone on the dance floor without making myself the center of attention by speaking endlessly on the microphone. It’s your event not mine.
QUESTION: What is the process for making the play list for your wedding versus another event?
ANSWER: The difference is that typically brides and grooms spend more time thinking about and adding selections to their wedding playlist. Each and every wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and often there are more people involved with the music selections. Each couple is different in regards to their musical preferences and how they approach their wedding playlist. Some couples have very specific songs they want played for the Pre Ceremonial Music, all the way through the Last Dance. Many couples don’t know where to begin putting their playlist together. I have a variety of playlists to facilitate the entire process: including a general playlist, first dance suggestions, and a father/daughter list among others. Another important part of your wedding playlist is, the DO NOT PLAY list. It’s your wedding and if you don’t like X song or Y artist, I will not play it. Your Wedding Playlist is unique to the both of you and I customize and tailor it so that it includes all of the songs and artists you want played. I also blend my own selections and adjust the play list, so that everything flows together for the maximum enjoyment for you and your guests.
QUESTION: We want to book you, how do we proceed?
ANSWER: I always meet with a bride and groom prior to sending a contract. I think it is important to meet face to face to answer all your questions and to make sure that we are a good fit for each other. Once you have agreed to hire me, I send you a contract along with my play lists and the real fun begins. Contact me here so we can set up a time to meet.