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Thoughts on Choosing A DJ for a Wedding or a Party

I have been a Mobile DJ since 2000 and have done many, many events. The other evening, I did a wedding and one older gentleman came up to me and asked me how I keep up with today’s music as well as the stuff that the parents and grandparents would also want to hear and dance to. It got me to thinking. Too many of the young DJs you can hire do not really have the knowledge of which older songs (both upbeat and slow) to play for both the older crowd and the younger crowd.


This gentleman’s comment made me realize that a Bride and Groom might want to consider a DJ who truly knows the music of today as well as the oldies from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.


I am just that DJ. I grew up with the music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, but I also am a big, big fan of much of today’s music. I follow it, subscribe to a DJ Pool service that provides me with the latest Pop Songs and I follow the current Billboard charts the same as I did in the 80s and 90s. I also have a photographic memory when it comes to music and I am what is referred to as a Musicologist.


At the same Wedding, another gentleman came up to me to request some songs and candidly said to me “I can tell this is not your first rodeo!!” This was after I had done the Bridal Party introductions and the entire room was into it with applause, laughter and cheering. It set the tone for the rest of the evening.