The demand for professional DJs has increased in recent years owing a great deal to the heightened level of service a DJ can provide. Thanks to rapid improvements in audio and mp3 technology, today’s DJs can offer a sharper, crisper sound and manage much larger music catalogues. But spinning music is only one of the many DJ services available. Here are a few additional services a disc jockey can provide and how you can find the right DJ to fit your needs:
Emceeing – On top of playing music aimed at encouraging guests to dance, DJs hired to perform at weddings and other private events will often serve as emcees. Their duties may include introducing the wedding party and/or distinguished guests, providing toasts, narrating video or slide show presentations, announcing contests and other activities or simply using their wit and humor to persuade reluctant dancers out onto the dance floor.
Visual Entertainment – While DJs are known predominantly for their auditory entertainment capabilities, many can also provide visual entertainment. Using LED lighting systems, disco balls, etc., a DJ can create a colorful visual experience that not only correlates to the music, but enhances overall enjoyment for your guests no matter if they choose to dance or prefer to watch the spectacle unfold from the sidelines.
Karaoke Hosting – There are DJs who specialize in hosting karaoke at clubs, bars, private parties, etc. They stay on top of the latest trends in music and equipment, and maintain extensive song catalogues chock full of past and current hits as well as classic sing-a-longs. They will have the talent to ease the crowd and convince reluctant performers to jump onstage and whenever there’s a lull, they will grab the mic and sing until the next guest volunteers.
Trivia Game Hosting – In order to encourage more fun and socializing, trivia games are becoming increasingly popular at bars, pubs, etc, hence, the growing number of DJs who specialize in trivia game hosting. They possess the quick wit, good humor and dynamic personalities necessary for entertaining the crowd and encouraging more folks to participate.
All of these DJ services and many more are available everywhere at anytime throughout the year. To find the right DJ, it’s best to start with an agency that specializes in the services you are looking for. The most reputable agencies will often come up on the first page or two of any Google search. The best sites will allow you to narrow your search down by location and price range and list only DJs who have a long history of experience providing the specific services you are looking for. From there, the best DJs will furnish you with a list of past clients to help you obtain reviews and check reliability.