So what is a real DJ? My good friend Raven the DJ, a entertainment consultant, shed some light on this recently. A real DJ should be able to do the following five things at a wedding:
1.) Be the host-A Real DJ should be comfortable moving from behind the DJ table and interacting with guests during the evening. There is nothing worse than an entertainer that looks like it might be his 1st gig or they are too shy to engage guests looking down at the ground. A simple smile or a accommodating "wecolme to xyz venue" can go a long way.
2.) Be the MC(master of ceremonies)-A Real DJ should be able to MC. Beyond introducing the bridal party, a real DJ should have command of the room. As cocktail hour comes to a close, a real DJ can command the attention of all guests as all eyes should be placed on the bride and groom and the formalities of the day. The DJ is the director of a brides special day. Bad direction can lead to a forgettable reception.
3.) Be an entertainer-
4.) Be a DJ-A Real DJ should be be able to mix music seamlessly and play selections to keep the crowd on the floor. There should not be any dead air between songs and the dancing portion of the evening should be a progression leaving guests eagerly awaiting to hear the next song after next song. It is every brides worst nightmare to see an emoty dance floor at her wedding so leave your "Spice Girls" records at home.
5.) End as strongly as you started- The crowd's enthusiasm and anticipation for the bridal party introductions should carry over to the last dance. The perfect wedding is when the DJ leaves the crowd wanting more as the last dance is played. If the crowd looks like they could have kept dancing for another hour or so, the DJ has done his job effectively.
If you are a new england bride that is looking to hire someone than can do all of the things above, call Ra-Mu and the Crew today and ask for one of their "Real DJ's".
About Ra-Mu and the Crew
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Ra-Mu and the Crew offers high end dj/entertainment at an affordable price. We entertain at weddings, proms, corporate event, and other private functions.
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