I have provided sound production for many weddings from intimate gatherings in a private backyard to larger venues, including the Keystone Links and Port Hope Golf and Country Club. For all weddings, I work with clients extensively beforehand to plan the best playlist, organize requests, and discuss the schedule for the event. We also look at sound and lighting equipment requirements and talk about how to keep the crowd engaged and ready to party throughout the reception. Everything is organized down to the last detail, including first dances, individuals involved, and favourite songs. I look forward to working with you on customizing the audio for your next wedding event! We'll make it a wedding to remember!
Anniversaries and Parties
Family parties are also a lot of fun to DJ. I've worked with clients for this type of event at venues all over the Durham Region for a wide variety of different age groups. I have good knowledge of music from the decades and can work with you to make sure I'm playing a selection that fits the mood you'd like to create. I encourage requests from the audience and also take song dedications to get everyone at your party out on the floor. Aside from anniversaries, I have also hosted birthdays and promotional events, always trying to find unique ways to make sure that the guests of honour are in the spotlight in a celebratory way. Let me know about your next party, and we'll come up with activities and a playlist that will keep your guests entertained.
Trade Shows and Corporate Events
I have also provided sound production and emcee services for several multi-day events, such as the annual summer art show in Newscastle, Ontario. I can work with your team to coordinate performers, provide a background track that will help to create a great atmosphere, and make sure that the planned schedule for your event is carried-out accurately. These events also provide a wonderful opportunity to interact with your audience and I can help you carry-out any contests or promotions that you've got running during your event with precision and engagement. Past clients include The Municipality of Clarington, Mucho Burrito, Newcastle Art Show Inc. and the Bright Eyes Dog Rescue group.
I've provided DJ services for a wide-range of clients, private and corporate, and both are always lots of fun. I understand the importance of working with you beforehand to make sure the music is played just the way you like. Take a look at some comments from clients below and also look through the voice services page for some of the projects I've worked on - I look forward to working with you!
"You played great songs, a great mixture and appreciate you taking requests from guests and getting so involved in the other games I provided. I think it was a great night for all, and I am glad you were able to help me make it fun and interactive with the guests, it was really important that everyone had fun, and from the feedback I got, they all did, so thank you again for your professionalism, your attention to detail and just for being the great DJ you were."
Tamara & Garnett, Wedding
“I was very impressed with your professionalism and you put on a great mix of tunes for the night. Thanks again for helping make it a special night for my dad.”
Ken, Birthday party
"James is great to work with at our annual art show & sale. He helps to keep our musicians informed of schedules ahead of time so that the music for our show runs smoothly and sounds great, too. He is also easy to work with on promotions running throughout the event as well and can adapt his line-up for specialized artist demonstrations and performances, such as a Canada Day fashion show as well as a magician act."
Ann-marie Harley, Chair - Newcastle Art Show
Why should we hire you to DJ?
Planning and Customization
I'll work with you well in advance of your event to create the ideal playlist and discuss song requests you and your guests are interested in having played. My playlist covers all genres and decades, so I can play a selection of songs just for you!
Fun Commentary and Event Host
In addition to excellent music, I also make announcements and host games during your party. Just let me know what the audience needs to know and I'll incorporate your message into the entertainment lineup.
I have years of experience hosting events, providing DJ services, and also helping to coordinate a variety of different functions. With a background and education in Radio Broadcasting, I also bring skills in managing playlists and announcing to your event. I studied at Fanshawe College in London, also leading the college's campus radio stations, CFRL and CIXX-FM, in a student-training capacity.