Serving St. Louis and its surrounding suburbs, we specialize in Wedding Receptions, Corporate Parties, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties, Nightclubs, School Functions, and Boat Parties.
"DJ Mario McQuay in ST. LOUIS" Audience Participation Level
> Low-Key/Formal - Very Little Audience Participation > Moderate Interaction - Medium Audience Participation > High Energy - Lots of Audience Participation
I have provided professional DJ services for over 17 years. Two of my greatest assets as a DJ is that I have a natural talent for ďreadingĒ the crowd and I have a vast knowledge of various music styles. My specialties include: dance/club music mixing, 70ís disco, 80ís dance/pop, 90ís dance/pop, R&B, and oldies from the 50ís - 60ís.
1986-1992 Deejay/President, McQuay Entertainment
In building my own DJ service, I was able to corner a major part of the college market. My clients included various fraternities and sororities from Northwestern, Northeastern, Chicago State, and DePaul University. Through hard work and dedication, my DJ service became one of the most sought after services in the college market.
1992-1993 Deejay, Coconuts Night Club
In working in a nightclub for the first time, I provided continuous dance music mixes
every Friday night. My knowledge of music programming allowed me to control the
crowd, thus, making sure that Coconutsí customers had a good time every Friday night.
1994-1995 Deejay, A Solid Gold Disc Jockey Service In working with Solid Gold, I quickly learned how to play music for Solid Goldís wide variety of customers. I capitalized in the opportunity to spin for various wedding
receptions, bar mitzvahs, high school dances, corporate parties, etc. I became one of the companiesí most popular deejays within a four month period.
1995-1998 Deejay, Musitrax Disc Jockey Service
In working with Musitrax, I had become one of their top deejays within a short amount of time. I provided customer service and sales during the business day, and I provided music for various events during the weekend.
1998-1999 Deejay, SpinniníDiscs Mobile DJ Service
At Spinniní Discs, I was one of the most experienced DJís on a roster of 15 others. During my time with Spinniní Discs, I was very successful in bringing repeat business to the company. Many clients specifically requested to have me DJ their event.
1999-2001 Deejay, General Manager, Tic Toc Entertainment, Inc.
In the short amount of time since our company became incorporated in the State of Illinois on October 19, 1999, our DJ service has provided music for Lord & Taylor, Kohlís Department Store, Riva Restaurant at Navy Pier (Chicago), and a popular sports bar on the North Side of Chicago called Sidelines.
2001 - Present Deejay, General Manager, SoundFuzion Entertainment
-Turntables: Technique 1200ís.
-CD Format: Denon 2000F, Denon Mark II, Pioneer 500, Pioneer 500II, Numark CDN 34, Numark Axis 8.
-Lighting: 5 and 10 foot truss set up/operation.
Additional Sound System - Starting Price: Not Defined
Basic Lights Starting Price: Not Defined
Best Light Show Starting Price: Not Defined
Video Projection System Starting Price: Not Defined
KC - Spinnin Discs - 847-818-8330
AL Mooshy - MixItEntertainment - 773-622-1017
Greg Crook - Tic Toc Entertainment - 773-764-8820
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How to Book the Very Best in Party Entertainment
Finding the best in Party or Wedding is easy if you follow these points.
Whether it’s your wedding or a relative’s birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceanera, graduation, anniversary, house warming or it’s simply the middle of the holiday season, there’s always a good reason to throw a party, and the trick to throwing a great party is to book the right entertainment. Here are some terrific tips to help you book the very best entertainment for your next party:
Tip #1 – Know What You Are Looking For - What type of event will you be hosting? How big is your event space? Will there be a dance floor or stage? Will this be a quiet, more sophisticated affair or a lively, disco style affair? How many guests will be in attendance? What languages will they speak? What cultural differences will they have? Will you have games, contests, karaoke, slideshow or video presentations, or even a photo booth? Carefully consider as much information about the nature of your event and the guests you are inviting and draw up as thorough a list of what you will need as possible.
Tip #2 – Be Honest About What You Can Afford – Taking into account the entire list of things you’re looking for, draw up an entertainment budget. If you are unsure how much each of the services you’re looking for might cost, simply conduct a bit of online research and try to determine a ballpark estimate of each item on your list.
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Tip #4 – Select at Least Two Candidates to Meet for an Interview – Once you’ve found a couple of promising DJs that can deliver the services you need at a price point that fits your budget, arrange to meet them in person. Meeting them in person will allow you to better gauge their personality and expertise. Plus, you can determine that they are in fact able to fulfill all of your needs at an affordable price. Ask for a quote and make sure they provide you with a list of past clients so you can call them for references.
Party planning is stressful enough on its own. Don’t let booking your entertainment add to your burden. Follow these tips and you’re guaranteed to book the very best in party entertainment!
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so itís important you hire no one but the best. No matter where you live, there are talented DJs available when you need them at a price point you can afford. On top of recommendations from your peers, an online search of reputable agencies will provide you with a host of terrific DJs to consider.
Hiring a professional DJ can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your event. Whether youíre planning your wedding, coordinating a school or corporate event, or just throwing a good old-fashioned party, you want to hire a DJ that will provide you with the best entertainment value to fit your needs.