Man, it has been a fun 2015. It has been a truly successful, challenging, growing, and beautiful year. We are blessed to have been as busy as we were in 2015, and 2016 is only going to get busier! This year has been a blast working alongside talented vendors who love what they do. Like I’ve said in posts before, they carry us. They make us look good. And we wouldn’t be here without them.
So let’s introduce another one of our very appreciated vendors!
Sean, the owner, has a knack for music. I don’t know how he does what he does, but he does it..and it works. Sean is great at getting people out on the dance floor and having fun. We love working with him!! Get to know Sean a little bit better below!
How did your company get started?
I’ve had a passion for music since a young age. The first party I remember DJing was my end of school 5th grade dance. It was at a country club and kids were dancing most of the night. I started singing at church at around the age of 5, playing guitar from before I was 10 and got my first set of turntables at age 19. I fell in love with the art of beat matching and mixing records and dedicated many hours and days practicing the craft. After DJing a multitude of house parties and informal events over the years, I formed ATX DJ in 2000. The focus of my business was to DJ private events, parties, festivals, Austin club residencies, fashion shows, and stay in Texas with my work. Many DJs have to travel full time to get to perform the number of shows that I’ve gotten to be a part of. I DJed my first wedding in 2003 and started full time in the wedding industry in 2007. In about 10 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to DJ over 700 weddings. DJing is not only my career, but has become one of the main passions in my life. I travel for destination weddings and I travel more weekends that I have off (about 4 a year). I really appreciate being about to stay in Central Texas for most of my events.
Why do you like DJing? Why weddings specifically?
Being part of the couples most special day in my favorite part of working. Getting to DJ alongside so many talented wedding professionals and at so many beautiful venues.
What makes your company different from other DJ companies?
ATX DJ is a one man show, with a back up crew for set up and assistants when necessary. This means that if you hire ATX DJ, you will have me as your DJ. All of the hundreds of online reviews are about one person, not a collective of DJs or performers. To ATX DJ’s clients this is very reassuring. I take the time to get to know every couple as much as possible, meeting with many clients several times before the wedding. I always personally arrive hours before the wedding and stay until well after the bride and groom have done their send off. Since the music genres and styles are pre-selected and pre-approved by the couple, each sound track and every wedding is very unique and tailored for the crowd at hand.
If you could give a bride and groom advice about planning and wedding and picking a DJ, what would you say?
My best advice is to select a DJ that has reviews about him or her. Reviews are from a variety of clients and they will give a good feel for how satisfied they were and why. It’s also imperative that you and your DJ get along well on a personal level. You want a DJ that you can tell will go to any length to make your wedding the most special and personalized day possible. Couples should pick music that they like, as well as music that they think people will dance to. Sometimes these differ, greatly, so let your DJ know your expectations and vision. As a DJ, I’m always honest and share my previous experiences from other weddings. When the records are spinning, everything going on in the world stops for me, and people start dancing!
What’s the best memory you have with your company?
My best memories about ATX DJ are leaving every single wedding knowing that I did the best I could to represent the couple through the music and MCing. I take tremendous pride in making the entire DJ and music portion of the wedding personal and pleasurable for every person that I have the honor to DJ for.
We don’t have enough good things to say about Sean. He is truly a great, hard worker, and loves what he does. He sure knows about to get a party started! I’ve never seen anyone unsatisfied with his work.
If you want to book ATX DJ for your next event, contact him below:
Have a wonderful beginning to 2016!