Sound Around D.J. Service
About this pro
I have over 30 years experience as a professional d.j. and have done over 200 weddings during those years. Not many d.j.s can make that claim. I also have a 25,000+ song library which spans the generations and genres. That's why SoundAround DJ Service should be your ONLY choice when it comes to entertainment. There's nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get from playing music that gets people off their seats, dancing, laughing and having a good time. Just the thought of entertaining a room full of people gets my heart racing! It's a feeling that's hard to describe. I actually have to thank my parents for buying me my first tape recorder when I was 10...I guess you could call it an omen of things to come.
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LocationThe Plains, VA 20198
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is not complicated at all. I charge $300 for the first 4 hours for a party and $500 for the first 4 hours for a wedding because weddings are much more involved. Of course, when the holidays roll around I do charge slightly more...especially for the "prime" days around Christmas and, of course, New Year's Eve. I am also willing to negotiate with clients who may have a limited budget to work with.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?The main thing I do is listen to the radio a lot to keep up with the most current and popular music to add to my collection. I typically update my library a couple of times a month so I'm always assured of having the songs people are listening to today. In my opinion, the days of vinyl records are gone which is why I incorporate iPod and laptop technology into my sound system.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As I stated earlier, I got the "d.j. bug" at a young age when my parents gave me a tape recorder at the age of 10. I started doing play-by-plays of football games, recording music off of the radio and playing t.v. show theme games with my family. I guess you could say I was hooked then. After a 4 year stint in the U.S Navy, I decided to go to college and major in communications...specifically t.v. and radio production and direction. A professor of mine recommended me for a job at a local radio station and the rest is history.