“Brian - Thank you for helping make the reception such a memorable one. Drea and I were happy to see so many people on the dance floor throughout the reception, and we have you to thank for that. If we ever have another event where we need a DJ, we'll be sure to contact you. - Steve & Drea - September 8th, 2012 - Inn at Lambertville Station”
“Brian - thanks so much for a great night. We had a blast and so did the entire party. We will recommend you to as many people as we can. Thank you! - Michael & Kerin Weed - October 6th, 2012, Center Square Golf Club”
You cannot download experience. I got my start as a disc jockey in the mid – late 80’s, I was working as a bar back at a club in Philadelphia and I used to hide out in the DJ booth to take a break. One night, the DJ never showed up, I was the only person there who knew how to work the equipment, and the rest as they say, is history.
I spent several years working 5-6 nights a week as the house DJ at bars and clubs in the Philadelphia area- popular spots such as The Roxxy, Flanagan’s, Who’s On Third, Cavanaugh’s, The Main Lion, Carney’s, Smokey Joe’s, Kelly’s, Marita’s, The Yorkshire Club and the Great American Pubs – just to name a few. Working in such unique locations at that time started my education in this business and provided me with a strong background in the numerous varieties of music. I played 80’s music when it was originally released. Certain bars wanted music from The Dead, Dylan, U2 and the Stones. Others expected The Cure and New Order, Rob Base and House of Pain.
In between, I learned how to read a crowd, take requests, and create sets of music that consistently worked to fill the dance floor. Just like at a wedding reception or private event today, not everyone walking into my bar/club liked the same music. The challenge was, and still is, to find a way to make everyone enjoy the night. I was fortunate enough to work in an era where I was expected to play a wide variety of music. Today’s younger DJ’s do not get that same education or experience- bars and clubs tend to play only one style of music these days.
I vaguely remember my first few weddings. The first one I did was at Williamson’s in Horsham. I don’t remember much from that day other than the photographer telling me to slow down on the introductions; I was rushing way too fast! Fortunately, I made it through that one and slowly but surely began to gain experience and more importantly referrals. The more weddings I did, I’d get phone calls afterwords asking to hire me for another reception or event. I began to transition out of the bar business and into the mobile DJ business. I don’t sing and I don’t dance. I’ve gotten numerous thank you notes from couples telling me everything was great and they liked the fact I didn’t talk all night on the microphone. I’ve personally handled over 800+ wedding receptions during my career and almost any other type of event you can imagine, including a funeral luncheon! But the event is never about me, it is about understanding your vision and having the ability and experience to help create the reception of your dreams.
When you hire me to perform at your event, your are investing in the success of your day. This is my full-time occupation. I don’t go back to another job on Monday. I go back to work finding ways to improve my company, Platinum Disc Jockeys, to make each experience better than the last. I practice to be perfect. I am the only vendor you will hire that needs to be perfect. I am live in front of your family and friends, I don’t get a do-over. That’s why I spend so much time planning in advance with my clients- to make sure your day is perfect. My ideas and suggestions are based on years of experience and planning. I am not your average DJ. I offer you this, take an hour out of your planning schedule and spend it with me. I will be glad to share with you my ideas and experiences and how they will relate to the success of your day. I assure you , you will not regret the time you spent. Please give me a call, I’d be happy to arrange a time to meet.