What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are largely self-taught, but that doesn't mean we are lacking in skills or knowledge. We are always learning new technology. For example, we don't just work with wifi subscription services, we can also play from your iPod or other system. Of course, we still can, and do, play our full disc library! There is nothing wrong with kicking it old school. We are firmly commited to learning the best and newest techniquest and technologies, and in working with our own equipment--what it can or can't do, and how to achieve the best sounds possible in the environments in which we find ourselves and now in working with the streaming technologies and what it can do for our clients.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always, always loved performing. Singing was like breathing, and when I discovered karaoke in the early 90's I was excited to find a platform for my talent and interests. We started off doing simple DJing at parties, specialty events with the local union hall, weddings, anniversaries, holiday and grad parties have been very big. Our interests grew as well, and in order to provide the best variety of services, we began adding podcasts, livestreaming events and more.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We did a multi-cultural wedding -- the bride was from Peru, the groom was American, and we mixed the music accordingly. The dance floor was always full, the energy high and I enjoy featuring these folks on our website as a perfect example of what good planning can do to make your event rock! It was great fun, and it showed!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Talk to more than one provider. Most of us have been doing this long enough to know what to say, so sometimes you have to rely on your own instincts. If someone makes you uncomfortable, then you may want to rethink hiring them. Try not to make a snap decision because then you really may not be happy with your choice, and long after your event is over, the thing you will remember is the entertainment. Were you, your friends and family happy? Did you have a good time? Did the DJ do what he or she said they were going to do?
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish customers were aware of all the pre-work we do to bring them an event that will be memorable. When they fail to plan, they put their event in a precarious position because we don't know your tastes unless you tell us. We don't know if there is something special, something that speaks to you, that you want included unless you tell us. We are excellent at what we do. We will go far beyond exceeding your expectations when you help us even the smallest bit with your special event planning.