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Michael Demby, Founder/CEO of DJ Michael Demby, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

Tell us about yourself and how you started.

My parents are huge music fans, and something was always blasting from the record player when I was growing up. We went to a lot of live music shows and concerts, which offered a unique education for me. I also started to grow an affinity for the Alto Sax, which I still play to this day, and am starting to even offer it to couples as a means to walk down the aisle!

Read the full interview after the cut!

At 16, I took swing dance lessons to impress some girls and during a party, my skill at leading a large group was noticed by the DJ. The next week he brought me on as an assistant, explained some of the basics, put on the Electric Slide, and said: “Okay, now go out there and get people up dancing!”

What do you love about being a DJ?

The drive behind what I do is summed by the feeling of when clients realize that their event is going to be fun, unique, and different. I have received some of the most touching words of thanks for why clients picked my DJ services out of so many other great options. I love working with each client to help personalize the entertainment for one of the greatest day of their lives.

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What makes you different from other DJs?

What sets me apart from other DJs is how I take the little details so seriously that it can make all the difference for you. From watching the subtleties of reactions to music and volume, I can provide quicker adjustments than another DJ who might simply wait for direct feedback.

What’s the most unique wedding you’ve ever DJ’d for?

One of my grooms was a karate teacher and he brought his entire class out for a big choreographed show. Providing the custom music for that was an epic achievement and a really cool experience!

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What is the most challenging part of your job?

Every wedding and/or event has their own set of challenges – from the choice of next track to dealing with requests – but some of the biggest involve making sure the important people are in place for announcements, dances, cake, pictures, food, toasts, and any important song requests.

What’s your favorite song? Your least favorite song?

Favorite: Any song of the Tom Petty Greatest Hits Album

Least Favorite: Friday by Rebecca Black

Do you have any advice for wedding DJs just starting out?

Learn as much as you can from someone whom you consider to be an expert and who sees what makes you unique.

 

What are some things couples should look for when looking for a DJ?

Look for vendors with whom you get along and make sure to ask questions of each one on your list. Here are seven tips for finding a DJ and a few points about how a DJ can make or break your event.

Thanks, Michael! For more information about DJ Michael Demby, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to his website.

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