Bugsy's Mobile Beats, LLC
Bugsy's Mobile Beats, LLC

Bugsy's Mobile Beats, LLC

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Welcome to Bugsy’s Mobile Beats! We offer Music, Photo Booth, and The 360 Booth! Hello, my name is David Bugg (DJ Bugsy) and there are three main reasons why I entertain as a Disc Jockey: 1. I love being a professional entertainer. 2. I have a great passion for music of all kinds. 3. I enjoy seeing people having a great time! DISC JOCKEY As a DJ, I bring over 20 years of experience (includes 3 of my 4 years of djing college parties, 4 years of sports bar & club residencies, and over 15 years of pool parties, birthday parties, festivals, sports events, corporate events, and many weddings) to every event, along with over 7 decades of music & dozens of genres. During my 20-year journey, I have collected music from all over the world by doing a good number of international events (French, Ukrainian, Indian, Korean, Peruvian, Latin, Brazilian, and African) to name a few. I’ve learned to be professional, and polished with quality emceeing skills, to be able to command an audience & create an energetic atmosphere, and to be able to connect with an audience (engage the crowd) in order to anticipate what they like (resulting in TOTALLY AWESOME PARTIES!!!). At the same time, I learned to be flexible when changes occur, which is why my clients find that I’m pretty easy to work with. I demonstrate that every day as I keep up with new music for the younger generation, and still bring the party for our older friends. I'm open to any genre of music from around the world. I use state-of-the-art equipment with backup, and I make certain that our presentations are amazing (delivering the best quality in sound & lighting). My business stands out mostly by my client reviews, and feedback (all positive)! It’s a testament to the hard work, preparation, and dedication that I put in before every event. I’m always looking to improve my work (through seminars, webinars, expos, and the DJ brotherhood). My emceeing style is fun, yet professional. My mixes & transitions are smooth (because I don’t want to have people tripping over themselves due to some crappy mixes). I love that kids and adults all recognize me (even at the grocery store) and request my services on a more local-level based on past or recent performances (i.e. local pool parties, festivals, school events, sweet16s, weddings, graduation parties, sports events, or family & class reunions). It’s a great thrill to be on the preferred-vendor list of many venues in the region. Just ask Ilene of Walden Country Club in Crofton, Chelsea of Uptown Catering, the banquet hall staff of PJ Skadoos in Fairfax, Nicole of The Goddard School Bethesda, Ryan of the Kendall-Burrows Foundation in Cockeysville, Guy of the Joy Foundation of Washington DC, Leah of Alliance Marketing which is responsible for all of the Dunkin Donuts grand openings, the staff at The Garden Inn Alexandria, the staff at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria, Brian of Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs in Annapolis, Sharon of The Elm in Baltimore, Carol of Archbishop Spalding HS, John of Crofton Swim and Tennis Club, Coach Matt of Crofton Cardinals Football, and over a dozen other schools, businesses and individuals. As a Thumbtack Professional, Bugsy’s Mobile Beats has achieved & maintained TOP PRO status every year since 2016. That comes with a badge of honor, and a nice letter from the Co-Founder & CEO of Thumbtack...(who tells me that our services has reached their top 4%). Because of Covid-19, there were no recognitions in 2020 since gatherings were not allowed, however, we have retained numerous repeat customers that keep us booked a year in advance through Thumbtack. I'm also very thrilled to have been nominated as a Finalist for Best DJ by my clients in the (2016, 2017 & 2018) Capital Style Bridal Readers Choice. I am also a proud member of the American Disc Jockey Association. PHOTO BOOTH Bugsy's Photo Booth made its debut on March 17, 2017, with a traditional photo booth, and its success has been phenomenal. We introduced the 360 Booth in December 2021. Bugsy's Photo Booth is custom made by Atlanta Photo Booth Company (featuring the Venue Pro and the Venue 360). The 360 Booth is the latest trend in the photo booth industry. I DJ weddings and parties almost every weekend, and a photo booth has been requested at 90% of them, with bookings up to a year in advance. Photo booth adds a ton of fun & excitement to any event (kids and especially adults). The Venue 360 Booth features: * the 360 produces variable-speed (including slow-motion) video * Lithium battery operation (can operate anywhere) * unlimited visits * 40” platform (8” high) (accommodates up to 6 people) * variable speed (remote or software controlled) * Touchpix software * Adjustable boom (24” - 60”) * Fast sharing via QR code, email, or text * fast set-up and tear-down The entire gallery is emailed to the host The Venue Pro (traditional booth) features: * uses a professional grade camera that utilizes the flash to guarantee there is not motion blur and photos are pristine * unlimited visits * Backdrop for Open Air Style * (2) 2x6 photo strips or (1) 4x6 print (3 large pics) * Extra lighting (if needed) * Tag Line (up to three lines) * Custom or Company logo applications * Signs (fitting to the occasion) * a professional printer that produces photos quickly on high grade paper * Fun props * Additional prints upon request * Touch-screen operation * Complementary USB flash drive, or email gallery * Optional Scrapbook service (an additional $100) * Optional enclosure ($50 lighted inflatable)($25 canopy with enclosure panels) * An attendant to help You get a choice of backdrop color: — Black sequined, White seqined, Champagne sequined, Royal Blue sequined, Gold sequined, Pink sequined, Turquoise sequined, Silver sequined, Rose Gold sequined, or Light Gold sequined Scrapbooking service ($100): BEST in the Land! A nicely decorated book containing artwork, layers of texture, embellishments, stamping, and die cuts. Of course, your scrapbook will include everyone’s wacky photo…along with comments and well-wishes…all while keeping the theme and special interests in mind…(a nice keepsake). That gives your scrapbook great authenticity!   No other photo booth service does scrapbooking quite the same as Bugsy! Photo Gallery The host gets the entire gallery! All of the photo booth pics, or 360 videos are delivered to the host of the event via Dropbox link by email, or on a USB flash drive to run slide shows or to post items to your favorite social media. Indoor Enclosure ($50): one-time fee The lighted, inflatable, indoor enclosure has become very popular, and creates a huge “wow” factor. The inflatable enclosure is (10x10x10) cubed, and does not require a backdrop. Outdoor Enclosure ($25): one-time fee For indoors or outdoors, we use a (10x10x15) canopy with panels to enclose three to four sides (requires 15 feet of height clearance, and additional lighting). Due to COVID-19, some of the props cannot be utilized (such as fabric items). We do offer hand sanitizer & sanitizing wipes when handling our plastic props (such as our plastic signs, hats & inflatable items). The photo booth unit has a round mirrored face, changing colored vanity lights, can tilt up or down for those taller and shorter subjects, and sits on a sleek pedestal stand & base with a 3x3 footprint of space. The camera within is a Canon T5. The user-friendly, touch-screen shows (welcome screen, live view, 5 second countdown for each photo, on-screen session pics that fill in the photo strip after each camera shot, and a gallery slide-show in idle mode). The color-print format is 3 photos on a 2x6 strip, or 4x6 print that turn out super clear from our high-speed, dye-sublimation printer, and there's always a helpful staff member. Everyone (kids and adults) loves the fun experience that Bugsy's Photo Booth brings. So book today, and take part in all the fun! SPECIAL CHALLENGE PROJECT I really enjoy seeing people having a good time, and I can feed off of just that. Ever since college (where I first started djing parties for fun) I enjoyed seeing people doing the "Soul Train" line, or the Electric Slide, or Follow the Leader at the many parties I've hosted. We had a "No Wallflower" policy, so if you showed up to my college party, you had to dance. Today, I love the spontaneity of watching people fall into a Congo train line, or singing the lyrics out loud, and watching the elderly folks keeping up with the younger ones. I also love challenging events, and finding solutions to those challenges (whether it's adding special lighting, demonstrating a line dance, bringing sound to a remote area, or making a digital recording, in advance, of a Dad playing on a Pipe Organ "Here Comes The Bride" so that he could still walk his daughter down the aisle). I also love being able to handle diverse groups of people, and to speedily honor music requests. Most of all, I love the sense of euphoria I get when I’m connected with an audience, and I hear outbursts of cheers from one song to the next, along with all the wonderful comments, high-fives, fist-bumps, and standing ovations at the end of an event. It tells me that I must be doing a good job! 🎶 👏 👏👏🤝🤝🤜🤜😊😎 and makes me feel warm & good inside. My head could easily swell, but I have to stay grounded & humbled, because I believe that it’s not about the DJ, but it’s about going beyond the client’s expectations. As your DJ, I bring focus, and passion to each event to help everyone to have a great time! After all, if the guests have a great time, then the client shines, and the DJ shines! PRICING My prices are competitive. DJ services: $150/hour Photo Booth (traditional): $150/hour 360 Booth: $250/hour There’s a $100 fee for set up, and tear down LIGHTING Intelligent lights: $50 Up lights: $20/unit Custom monogram gobo light: $150 (features your names and the date) Non-custom gobo light: $50 (either happy birthday, party time, or congratulations) Animated Projection: $200 Laser light: $50 Disco Intelligent multi-colored Sphere: $50 Lighting Rig: $100 This structure will stand up to 12’ high, and supports multiple, hanging lights. Projector rental: $150 Our projector is available to display videos or pictures on a slideshow (that you would provide). This JVC projector has multiple inputs (USB, micro USB, SD card slot, HDMI) and outputs (RCA, HDMI, along with audio out). There is a media player attached that will support animated video. The powerful light bulb (5000 lumens) can send a clear image for up to 300” (diagonal) even in bright conditions. This projector is also keystone adjustable. Projector Screen rental: $50 Our projector screen is an HD display, 80” or 120” (diagonal) 16:9 ratio, portable (indoor/outdoor) unit with 8k 4K 3D 2D support. Fog machine: $25 (this may interfere with flash photography, and may set off smoke alarms) Low-Lying Fog: no longer available due to venue rejection at multiple locations

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Zachary R.
May 24, 2022

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We used DJ Bugsy for our wedding over the weekend. He was responsive, informative, as well as punctual. He MC’d our event and provided sound for the ceremony as well. Went over everything before hand and had plenty of time to spare before everything. I would recommend him to anyone and if it’s ever needed we would use him again.

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Country • Top 40 • Rock • 80s • Pop • Oldies • Home • MC services

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Linda C.
Jun 13, 2022
DJ Bugsy is THE BEST! He recently DJ'ed our daughter's wedding celebration and provided a photo booth - and everything was better than we could have dreamed! He is a true professional and his DJ services were exactly what we had hoped for. The photo booth was perfect - so much fun for everyone, and then he provided a curated memory book that will be a family heirloom! David's integrity and dedication shine through at every step of the process. I give him 100 stars!
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Anne G.
Jul 7, 2021

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DJ Bugsy and team were awesome! The photo booth was a hit! Would recommend and hire again! Support your local small businesses.

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Pop • R&B / soul • Hip-hop / Rap • Top 40 • Country • Oldies • Rock • Indoors • Banquet hall or ballroom • DJ must provide sound equipment • Bride or groom • $$ (standard) • Under $300 • $300 - $499 • $500 - $799 • $800 - $999 • $1000 or more

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Jody C.
Nov 22, 2021
I highly recommend DJ Bugsy! I trusted him with the most important day of my life (wedding!) and have since hired him annually for my family's foundation gala. He is wonderful to work with, highly collaborative, friendly, reliable, and a great asset to any event!
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Tammy R.
Jun 1, 2022

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They were at the event early to set up. They kept things going and fun when I was unavailable to direct. They were interactive and lively. The value for my money was exceptional. We loved the photo booth as well. I highly recommend them! I have 3 other adult kids that will be having weddings and i’ll be highering them again!

Details: Party • 50 - 99 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • R&B / soul • Country • Oldies • Rock • 80s • Latin • Community center • Lighting • MC services

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Music prices start at $150/hour. The quoted price includes:  * a variety of music (I manage an extensive library of current hits, and over 25 genres of music) and continuous music coverage * sound solutions (multiple speaker system and managed volume levels) * lighting (2 intelligent lights, laser light, ambient lighting, and a gobo light if desired) * wireless mics (including a wireless lapel mic for the officiant) * emcee service                 * working with the client to build a playlist that everyone will enjoy. * You get 16 plus years of experience (includes knowledge of many eras, and genres of music, ability to read & engage different audiences, knowing how to apply the right mix of songs, knowing when to turn up the party and knowing when to ease up, and knowing what is appropriate content and what is inappropriate). Consultations are free! There is a discount when you combine music and photo booth ($100 off the regular photo booth price with a 3 hour minimum). You will receive 6 up light units Free upon booking (up light units beyond 6 are $20/unit) Photobooth Photobooth cost $125/hour, and includes unlimited visits, customizable 2x6 prints with tag line, backdrop, wacky signs, fun props, an attendant, a complimentary USB flash drive containing all of the event photos, and the optional scrapbook service (an additional $40). The completed scrapbook would include creative decorations, authentic comments & well-wishes from the guests, and, of course, their wacky 2x6 photos...a nice keepsake). Lighting Package We add dance floor intelligent lights and ambient lighting for no cost. Other items such as a laser, generic gobo light, starburst light, and a fog machine (if desired) are 50% off. Custom monogram gobos are $150.00

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The Process I typically would first chat on the phone to find out a potential client’s expectations and to answer their questions. In most cases, it’s great to meet (face-to-face) at a cafe, coffee shop or even at their chosen venue. Then if we are moving forward, I would set up an online invoice for deposit to lock-in the date. To lock-in the date for services requires a non-refundable $150.00 deposit (set up through Square online invoicing).  Then I will put together a Service Agreement (contract) that would specify what I am offering, and if accepted, we both would sign it via email.  Items that need to go into the Service Agreement are: 1.  Names {mine and the client(s)} 2.  Phone and email 3.  Date and times (start/finish) of event 4.  Name and address of the venue 5. Breakdown of offer and pricing package 6. Type of event 7. Payment options 8. Equipment and set up 9. Liability insurance 10. Signatures Later on I help clients customize a music playlist that they and their guests will love. Every playlist I create involves the client’s input, and is approved by the client. I also take the time to pay a visit to any venue that is new to me (to meet the staff, find out about past entertainment set ups, electrical logistics, room acoustics, service entrances, and time management for set up/break down). I work closely with event coordinators, and clients will also find that I'm pretty easy to work with. I thank the client, and specify that I am looking forward to working with them on bringing flawless entertainment.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I would like to say that the online training courses that I took (i.e. The Complete 21st Century Wedding DJ by Michael Hughes) was very helpful, but it’s really the combined experiences (getting advice from other DJ friends of mine; getting tips, demos, and questions answered by famous professional DJs like DJ Kool, Kid Capree, Biz Markee, and many others at the annual DJ Expo; and getting tips from many You Tube videos that really shaped me to be the caliber of DJ I am today. The formal education (such as the online courses) and as a member of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) are very nice platforms to help build up your foundation, but those experiences are priceless, and has taught me that a DJ has to have flexibility and always evolving.

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