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I specialize in exciting, professional music services for public and private events.  I will provide more quality fun and entertainment for substantially less money than you've been spending with other music companies.

The Right Person

Thank you for considering The DJ - Get Up and Dance for your next function.  This is my only business and is based entirely on referrals from vendors, venues, past clients and their guests.  This means that 100% of my business these past two decades has come from satisfied customers and a reputation for quality service in the industry.  Quality and experience really do matter.  I personally guarantee that everyone will have a really good time.

The Focus Is On You

Your event is my most important one of the day.  I only do one function at a time. Compare that to larger disc jockey companies where you are just one of a dozen or so events they do on any given day.  Your function gets my complete attention.  I guarantee I'll arrive early, bring everything I need, and be ready ahead of schedule.

A Classy Good Time

The first thing is to decide whether you want an event that could be featured in an issue of Inc. magazine or one that could headline a "World's Wildest Videos" bloopers program.  The person you invite to be your master of ceremonies makes all the difference between having a dignified and fun Supper Club atmosphere or a "Viva Las Vegas" lounge singer experience.  What happens in Vegas should only happen in Vegas.

Party With Style

The tone and overall success of your function largely depend on how well the person you invite to be your disc jockey does his job.  Is he stylish and unobtrusive?  Does he work well with other vendors?  Does he coordinate the flow of events?  Does he instill confidence in you that he knows how to manage all aspects of your event?  Please visit the Music Matters page (Great Times) for full details.  Does he:

  • Greet Everyone With Music - Happy, upbeat music and a neatly tuxedoed disc jockey make your guests feel welcome.  It lets them know that you're happy to have them celebrating with you.  It puts them in the mood to party.  I personally pick music that reflects the mood you want to create.
  • Play Music For Cocktails And Dining - People come to socialize.  They want to have easy conversations over drinks and while dining.  I recommend playing mostly instrumental music during these times.  It creates a nice atmosphere and makes it easier for people to get to know each other better.
  • Coordinate Announcements, etc. - It's important to keep everyone's attention for as long as possible.  Once the meal is complete I gather everyone's attention and introduce the person coordinating the activities that are to follow.  I provide a cordless microphone, free of charge, for your use.  This maintains interest and keeps up the flow of the festivities.  After the activities, I suggest moving right into dancing.


Making It Happen

I am able to provide all the equipment needed to host a business function in any location - with or without electricity.  I’ve recently acquired the latest in portable amplifiers and wireless technology.  I can support your event with quality audio equipment that operates entirely on batteries, if necessary.

  • Prerecorded music
  • Lapel microphone for the speaker
  • Handheld microphones for other participants
  • Sound support for instrumental performers
  • Separate sets of equipment for multiple locations
  • Please visit the Music Matters page (Great Gear) for full details

Keep Things Exciting

It is very important to keep moving from one event to the next without interruption.  This maintains the level of excitement and keeps your guests interested and attentive.  Interest will follow the action.  The flow continues.

Keep Things Tasteful

Who you invite to be the master of ceremonies and musical entertainment is the critical factor in the overall success of any function.  He can be part of your fun memories or he can contribute to recurring nightmares and embarrassment.  Personality, creativity, and humor each have their place.  But, above all else, his performance must be accurate, professional, and in good taste.

Set The Mood

Your function deserves the right mix of elegance and fun.  Having a fantastic dance party depends on how well your events build energy from the very beginning.  I use the music I play at the beginning to set the mood and tone for the whole party.  A smooth flow of events and fun, danceable music throughout your celebration heightens anticipation.  Your guests know they're going to get to dance and have a really great time from the start.  The music has told them so.

Fun For Everyone

People come to holiday functions with the expectation of having fun.  They come to party.  It's up to your disc jockey to create the perfect environment for them to enjoy themselves.

  • Control The Volume - The idea is to have people stay till the end.  I set the optimum volume level for dancing and socializing.  I focus the four speakers on the dance floor for a rich, full sound and a true "club effect."  Full sound is better than just being loud.  It's powerful enough for dancing, but still allows for table conversations.  Everyone is comfortable and is encouraged to stay longer.
  • Mix Slow With Fast - A party must ebb and flow.  People will burn out if they don't get a break every so often.  A couple of slow songs thrown in between faster sets are a nice transition between different styles.  They, also, provide a romantic interlude and allow less accomplished and more inhibited guests an opportunity to participate in the fun.
  • Play Old And New - You want everyone to feel included in your party.  I strongly recommend playing at least a few songs for each generation.  The older folks will stay longer and boogie with you to the newer music if they get to dance to a couple of songs they know.  Frank Sinatra and swing music is popular with all generations and will get everyone up and dancing right away.


You Pick The Styles

It's your party.  I believe that you should have a big say in what gets played.  I want to know the songs that are important to you and that must be played at your function.  I want you to select the styles and artists that best fit your crowd.  Also, make sure to identify the ones that you want me to leave at the office (think Macarena, etc.).  Please visit the Music Matters page (Great Tunes) for full details.  I encourage your guests to make requests.  If they request a song they will usually dance to it and bring others with them.

I Read The Crowd

This is why you hire a professional disc jockey.  Anyone can play music, but it takes a skilled and experienced musical entertainer to be able to select just the right music for where your guests are at any particular time.  People will dance to songs they are familiar with and that have a great beat.  Knowing when to move from one style to another is a big part of keeping all of your guests involved.

They Leave Smiling

Your guests will leave snapping their fingers.  They'll be whistling catchy tunes.  They'll be humming favorite melodies.  They'll smile all the way home.  They'll remember your party for all the right reasons.  We did a great job.  Thank you for inviting me.  I had a really good time, too!


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