Changing Lanes Experience

Herriman, UT

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Changing Lanes is the nation’s premiere wedding, large-event party, and corporate show band. Like people, every party has its own personality. Changing Lanes knows how to bring it out. Their expertise in fun and cutting edge song selections will assure your slot as the best party for years to come. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary or retirement event, they take the time to ask and listen. With decades of experience and thousands of parties under their party belt, they will find the perfect complement to your event.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our mission is simple: To cater to our valuable clients with an up close and personal LIVE musical and party experience. We are the "Fun Experts" and we take pride in our cutting edge song selection, and professional vocal and dance presentation that guarantees EVERYONE is on the dance floor. Made up of the best singers, dancers and musicians in the world, CLE are incredibly versatile covering everything from classic rock to country, from R&B, Motown, and Funk to today’s most current pop hits. Changing Lanes play more current chart-topping hits than any other band. It’s like having Beyonce, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Marvin Gaye crash your party! Led by the extraordinary vocal talents Da'Jon, Frei, CJ, and Taryn, Changing Lanes performs their show all over the world bringing their unique blend of energy, choreography, staging, medley’s and all-out fun! So, the question is…have you had your lane changed yet?
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Location

Herriman, UT 84096

Years in business

7

Number of employees

10

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Carley M. Aug 3, 2016
    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!
  • Lindsey C. Jun 10, 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.
  • Heidi P. May 17, 2016
    CLE IS Americas best party rock band! I am so lucky to have them at my wedding! You will be too!
  • Adrienne I. May 17, 2016
    They are an amazing band! Everyone is so talented, and they can do a huge range of music. They are a big band that can play a lot of different instruments, so they have a huge wow factor. I will hire them again if I need a band in the future.
  • Olivia C. May 6, 2016
    BEST BAND EVER! They made my wedding so much fun and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! So much fun!
  • Baron B. Apr 30, 2016
    This is a terrific, entertaining band, and very professional and easy to work with!
  • Alessandra D. Apr 28, 2016
    Amazing, fun, talented, and energetic band. Perfect for any event.
  • Kristen S. Apr 27, 2016
    You have to hire these guys! We had them come for our wedding and I still get people asking me about then and saying how that was the most fun they've ever had at a reception! We danced the night away! It was amazing. They are fun, interactive, and sounds amazing!
  • Jackie B. Apr 27, 2016
    Have had Changing Lanes Experience perform at our last two big fundraisers...they are easy to work with and always make sure your guests are having a great time! I would hire them over and over again!
  • Michelle Leo E. Apr 27, 2016
    Changing Lanes did a great job for our clients and really kept the party going! Fun, upbeat band with all the popular sounds guests crave.

Q&A

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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What makes a great wedding band? How long does the band play? Can you help us with a timeline for the reception? Will the band serve as MC and make announcements? Can we use the band’s microphone to make announcements? Can we request songs? Will the band learn a special song for our first dance? When should we have the special dances? Can we bring our own music for breaks? When does the band arrive? Should we tip the band? How Much? Does the band allow guest performers?