Changing Lanes Experience
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Changing Lanes Experience is one of the most fantastic bands I have ever heard, and I feel so fortunate that we were able to have them at our wedding! They brought all of the guests to the dance floor from the very beginning of the evening until the last song, and they were so engaging and fun for our entire group. Our wedding simply would not have been as fun and memorable both for us and our guests without having them there; I would highly recommend Changing Lanes Experience to any couple who is looking to have a fantastic wedding event!Aug 3, 2016
Changing Lanes played for our event and it was awesome!!! They were worth every penny and very professional!!! Played all of the newest hits and the best old school ones as well. High energy and outstanding musical talent all around!! I'll be recommending them to all my friends anf family for future events.Jun 10, 2016
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Yes, it takes both. And CJ has the art and the science down, having played hundreds of successful events, observing firsthand what thrills and what flops. He begins the process by listening to you. What are your desires, expectations, musical preferences and budget? Based on all of your criteria, he pulls together a short list of solid options. Once you are completely excited about the entertainment—not merely satisfied—CJ's assistant Cortni handles all the paperwork. Many agents disappear once the contracts are signed, but CJ is there through the final set. He manages all production logistics, like stage size, band attire, power needs, music selections, travel arrangements, site surveys and venue advances. Most importantly, he makes sure you’re happy, comfortable and primed for the time of your life. This is your party. You deserve to enjoy it.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Some guys can play a mean bass guitar. CJ Drisdom can play a mean PARTY. Founder of Changing Lanes Experience band, CJ is an accomplished musician who has performed for or shared the stage with some of the greats, including Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Franklin, Salt Lake City Mass Choir, Steve Young, BB King, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Omarion, and yes even Stevie Wonder. With years of experience as one of the hardest-working bandleaders in the business, he launched Changing Lanes Experience, and begin playing for a wide range of events, from company parties to nonprofit galas, high school proms to destination weddings. His unique expertise comes from a decade or more of firsthand observation. CJ has an intuitive knack for matching the right entertainment with the right event, he has traveled a good portion of the country as a working musician and he knows, as few do, what makes people dance, and parties rock.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Focus on the fun and prioritize your budget to invest in the things that excite you most, and remember, you can’t dance to an ice sculpture. The weddings I’ve had the privilege to play that have been the most fun and memorable didn’t have extravagant decorations, personalized mints, towers of flowers, wine so expensive that everyone could only have one glass, or monogrammed gifts for each guest at the end of the night. They had the right mix of family and friends talking, dancing, laughing, and celebrating.