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 “reading” the crowd and I have a vast knowledge of various music styles. My specialties include: dance/club music mixing, 70’s disco, 80’s dance/pop, 90’s dance/pop, R&B, and oldies from the 50’s - 60’s.
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 Coconuts’ 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 Gold’s 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 companies’ 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, Spinnin’Discs Mobile DJ Service
At Spinnin’ Discs, I was one of the most experienced DJ’s on a roster of 15 others. During my time with Spinnin’ 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, Kohl’s 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 1200’s.
-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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What to Watch Out for When Hiring a Wedding Disc Jockey
Hiring a DJ is safe and easy with these tips from 800DJ!
It’s the hope of every couple getting married that their guests feel welcome, relaxed and entertained throughout their big day, which is why great entertainment is crucial to the success of any wedding reception. One of the best and most financially responsible decisions a wedding coordinator can make is to hire a professional wedding DJ who can do so much more than simply provide musical entertainment during the reception. But how can a coordinator be sure they’ve found the very best? Here are a few things to watch out for when hiring a wedding disc jockey.
The first thing to watch out for is the source from which the DJ was found. For example, be wary of any DJ whom you found on Craigslist or a similar classified advertisement site. Anyone can advertise on these sites without having their skills and work experience verified and accredited. It’s much wiser to seek out talent from a reputable agency with many years of experience promoting wedding DJs because they are held accountable for the skills and reliability of every DJ they promote. With their reputation on the line, they will do everything they can to ensure they are only working with the highest quality and most professional disc jockeys around.
After you’ve consulted a reputable agency and found a few DJs in your area that seem promising, the second thing to watch out for is the DJ’s history. You’re looking for a DJ with the happiest clients and longest history of performing at weddings like yours, so it’s in your best interest to book a face-to-face meeting with a few prospects as soon as possible. During those meetings, you can ask for a list of past clients’ contact information. Be wary of any DJ who hesitates to provide you with a list upon request. Call a few past clients and conduct further research of the DJ’s website, Facebook or other online profile pages. If it’s difficult to find positive reviews or if multiple previous clients provide you with negative feedback – it’s time to look elsewhere.
The third major thing to watch out for are hidden fees for services you did not agree to. When you’ve found a great DJ who can provide all of the services you are looking for, it’s important to get a quote from the DJ that itemizes each and every one of those services, taking into account the total size of your event space. These services can range from adding uplighting, to narrating a photo or video presentation, to providing a photo booth, etc. Once the final contract has been drawn up and is ready to sign by both parties, read through it carefully and be certain everything you need is listed and you are not being charged for anything you did not request.
Watch out for these simple things and you’re sure to hire no one but the very best wedding disc jockey available.