How long have you been doing this? 18 years! I started out in 2001 working in the wedding industry for another company. After several years doing that, my DJ interests expanded and stole me away as I dove head-first into Seattle-area nightlife scene. Soon I was jumping into commercial radio and a short time later, things came full circle. I realized that I couldn’t stay away any longer and I decided to start doing weddings again. 8 years back in, I’m so excited to be able to play such a vital role in the biggest day of my wedding couples’ lives.
What type of music do you specialize in? None! I am a true ‘open format’ DJ, which means that I do not focus on one particular genre over another. I specialize in crafting amazing dance parties using your musical input, along with my crowd-reading skills, to expertly mix a wide range of music and leave your guests yelling ‘ONE. MORE. SONG!’ at the end of the night.
Is this your full time gig or is this just a hobby for you? I’m a full time DJ. Friday and Saturday nights are usually spent filling dance floors around town, but Monday through Thursday are usually spent in meetings, curating playlists, putting the final touches on upcoming events, and generally honing my craft. Sundays are for football, BBQs, and recovering from busy weekends.
If we book with you, who shows up for my event? Barring some kind of unforeseen emergency, if you book with me, it will be me rocking your party, every time. I do have an assistant that works along side me for most events – which benefits all of us from a presentational standpoint – but never in place of me.
What do you wear? I always dress for the occasion. A button down shirt and slacks is a standard start, but the rest depends on the setting. If your wedding is indoors in a winery or a fancy hotel ballroom, a cocktail or suit jacket and tie will usually be in play as well. If we’re celebrating outdoors on a hot summer evening, it’s more likely to be something lighter such as a short-sleeved shirt and a stylish hat to round things out. Comfort is key to a top-notch performance!
Will you be able to emcee our wedding as well? Absolutely! Emceeing is a very significant part of my service to you, and I take my role as the voice of your event very much to heart. My philosophy on emceeing is that nobody will be showing up to your wedding day excited about listening to a guy they don’t know ramble and crack bad jokes on a mic all night. Therefore I direct your event using professionally-crafted announcements to keep things running smoothly, and then I try to stay out of the way as much as possible, so that your family and friends can relax and enjoy celebrating you, with you.
What makes you different or better than other DJs? This is difficult question to answer for a couple of reasons. First, I can’t really speak from personal experience because, since I’m usually working myself, I don’t get many opportunities to see other DJs work. And second, rather than talking down another DJ’s work, I prefer to discuss what I can personally do to make the biggest impact on your event.
I have to say that Scott was probably the most critical point of our wedding. As our Master of Ceremonies, I truly felt that our nearly 200 weddings guests were in extremely good hands! – Lisa F., Bride