Music, Design & Photography
As of this year, I've been in the music business for 21 years, and I've done more events than I can even count! Typically, I play in clubs around Nashville like Citizen, Virago, Canvas Lounge, and MAI, as well as LiME, Layl'a R'ul and Bar Twenty3 when they were open. While working in local record stores, I managed to meet a lot of Nashville's premiere event planners. Since then, I've gone on to work with Elizabeth James, Deanna Bruton @ Cannery Ballroom, Elizabeth Scokin, Telisha Arquelles, Lesa Neff @ Hutton Hotel, Christina Brady @ aerial, Ellen Baum Hollis @ OZ, Angel Cropper, Stefanie Miles and Stephanie Maxwell at events like 2010's Swan Ball @ Cheekwood, the 2010 Mad Hatter fundraiser, the 2010 Frist Gala, and countless other weddings, parties & club events. Thanks to a long-standing relationship with Elizabeth James, it has been my honour to be perform exclusively for the Ingram & Frist families whenever they need DJ services. I was voted "Best Club DJ" by the readers of the Nashville Scene in 2007, 3rd place in 2008, and 2nd place in 2009 & 2010. Recently, I was selected to DJ the 2012 CMT Music Awards afterparty, as well as the 2012 Pepsi/Billboard Summer Beats Concert Series show here in Nashville alongside Easton Corbin, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Jerrod Niemann, and Randy Houser, so I know I'd be completely qualified to rock your fun event.
I pride myself in NOT being the typical party DJ. The term "DJ" can sometimes conjure up visions of bad high school dances, so I prefer to think of myself as music coordinator whose job is to create the proper mood at all times for a particular event. My role can be as involved or as invisible as you like during the event, and my club experience has helped me learn to read a crowd & almost know what they want to hear before they know it, which always keeps the dancefloor packed. Before the big day, I like to meet with you to discuss your artistic & music vision, and then we can craft a personal & special playlist including important songs TO PLAY, as well as songs NOT TO PLAY. My collection covers all genres, and during the event, I'll be happy to make short, creative announcements to direct guests what is happening, and then ultimately, we'll just leave it up to the great music to get the party started.
As for my fee, rates vary a bit based on what is needed for the particular event, but your quote will include all sound equipment rental, all music downloads, pre-event planning & consultation, set-up/teardown, and piece of mind knowing that you have my undivided attention on your big day- no added fees or hidden costs at all.
Well, I hope you see something that moves you, and I look forward to hearing back from you at your earliest convenience. Thanks for your time & consideration.