Hired 91 times
10 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Credit card, Cash, Paypal
Top Pro status
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Jan - Jul
Jul - Dec
Prom / school dance,
Reception / party
R&B / Soul,
Hip-hop / Rap,
EDM (electronic dance music) / House / Club,
Funk / Disco,
Indian / Bollywood
James was great! He did a birthday party for an 11 year old girl and was very interactive with the kids - they loved him! The photo booth is a great addition and his assistant was very helpful as well. Will finitely use him again.Jul 7, 2018Verified
Phenomenal. Would highly recommend to anyone. Played EVERYTHING we asked for. Can't put in enough praise in this review.May 19, 2017Verified
DJ james was absolutely amazing. He arrived 3 hours early and even helped set up a few things. He kept a variety of music on and communicated with us all night to make sure things were going smoothly. He had lights and very cool accessories. I woukd hire him again!!!! Thank you for helping make my wedding night perfect 😍😍😍Aug 13, 2017Verified
DJ James was incredible! He was so helpful throughout the wedding. He had some wonderful ways of making the reception so fun. I cannot recommend him enough. Thank you for helping make our reception as special as it was.Aug 8, 2017Verified
Great experiencing! He is very responsive as well as flexible!!Jun 19, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge a flat rate for all of my services. I e-mail you a quote for your event and my price reflects me operating for the entire length of an event and not hourly.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Either I contact them through thumbtack initially or they contact me if they saw me at a wedding or got my information via word of mouth. I give them my spiel about my services and then answer any questions they might have. Assuming they want to move forward with me as their DJ/photobooth guy, I send them a contract to review along with planning materials to get them started thinking about the music and events they want to include in their celebration. From there we coordinate via phone/e-mail or may meet in person closer to the day of the event to go over any final changes, then we are ready to party!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I teach public speaking courses at Kent State University which really helps with my MC'ing skills and vice versa as I talk a lot about my experiences as a DJ in the classroom. DJ'ing middle school dances helps to keep me up to date with the latest music releases. Additionally, I read up on music charts like the billboard top 100 and am constantly listening to music to stay current.