Thursday, December 22, 2011

Heads Up - Book your DJ

Just a heads up! June is only 6 months away. If you have a wedding coming up this summer, you need to start looking into booking your DJ and venue right after the holidays. Believe it or not this is when the rush begins.

There are only a handful of good DJs and wedding venues, and slots are limited. If you know exactly what you want already, you need to make the call!


Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Acoustic Cover Tune Ideas

Do you have a wedding coming up, or a big event and have to select music? Are you interested in creating a playlist perfect for low key dinner or cocktail hour music, but don't want to fall too heavily on mostly music of the old? One option is to find artists that take modern songs and cover them in a loungy/acoustic twist. There are some good modern alternatives that I really enjoy playing at parties.

There are many popular options out there. Jack Johnson and Michael Bublé are two more famous singers, known for some great acoustic and jazzy tracks. They are certainly worth taking a listen to. However there are a few others out there that are lesser known.

Boyce Avenue is great! They are a fairly new American acoustic rock band incidentally, named after a combination of two streets the brothers lived on as children. Assembled in Sarasota, FL by three brothers Alejandro, Daniel and Fabian Manzano, this acoustic group does a great job giving modern pop music and a new acoustic life.

BRUCE LASH - is another good unknown artist option to look at. Another good cover tune track that I find interesting was featured in the 2008 box office hit Marley & Me. "Lithium" is performed by Bruce Lash and written by Kurt Cobain founder of Nirvana.

Good luck!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Years Eve to a DJ Work-A-Holic

I guess I am a bit of a work-a-holic, but I do understand there is something to be said for the importance of the quality of life. However, it is tough to set some things aside for me in my busy life and focus on what is really important sometimes. This year, I have decided to force myself not to work on New Years Eve.

As you know in today's economy, it is very difficult to turn down decent money. It is also difficult for many, to just set everything down and step aside from working from time to time. Being a DJ that gets booked a lot, thus far I have turned away a New Years Wedding, a bar gig and a Lebanese Restaurant in Troy, NY. I am working on it and think that I will be able to stifle the work-a-holic temptation inside me this year.

In the New Year's spirit, I decided to take it off to spend time with friends and family. Though this may not sound like a big deal to some, to others that have the bug, this is very difficult. Work, to me, can easily be a considered an addiction.

This year I am hoping to sit back and have a normal holiday for a change.

Okay - off to the next job. Will write later, when I can find a second ...