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"Mikey B in DEXTER" Audience Participation Level
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Mikey B was born in Detroit, MI. His career in the entertainment industry began in 1981 and has covered all aspects involved with the entertainment industry. He started as a DJ/Owner for his on Entertainment Company in 1981. After that in 1983 he was a DJ and AV guru for Roller Rama in Brighton. In 1985 he progressed into the nightclub scene as a DJ for the Dooley’s Night Club in Ann Arbor and AV guru. He then moved onto the Nectarine Ballroom in 1986 as a resident DJ for the next four years. In 1990 he moved onto Rick’s Café in Ann Arbor for the next four year as their resident DJ. In 1990 through 1991 he was the Saturday night Resident DJ for Vis-à-vis Night Club in Pontiac, Michigan. He also performed at the State Theatre in Detroit, Chassey Night Club in Detroit, Industries Night Club in Pontiac, and the Detroit Grand Prix Party at the Detroit Renaissance Center in the summer of 1988.
In the summer of 1986 he started his radio career with a radio station in Tuscaloosa, Alabama the format was Urban Adult Contemporary WTUG-FM (92.9 FM) with 2-hour mix show on Saturday nights. Next came CHR powerhouse WXYT-FM Power 96 (96.3 FM) in Detroit. In the spring of 1988 a 2-hour mix show on Saturday nights and in the fall of 1988 the dance show of Two Hot was launched on WJBK-TV Channel 2 in Detroit. It ran through the spring of 1989. In the fall of 1990 radio station WVOI-AM (1520AM) in Toledo, Ohio and WDFX-FM The Fox (99.5 FM) in Detroit pick up the 2-hour mix show. In 1992-1994 WQHH-FM (96.5 FM) in Diamondale, Michigan in the Lansing Market pick up Mikey’s 1-hour mid-day mix show.
His music career also includes doing remixes for Bridgett Grace for Paragon Record, B-52’s “Love Shack”, Debra Harry aka Blondie the Tom Tom Club and the Boom Crash Opera all Warner Bros Records.
He also was the opening act for several concerts: The Romantics, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Run-DMC on several occasions, The Fat Boys, Force MD’s, Rob Base and E-Z Rock, Tony Toni Tone, X-Clan, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, EPMD and Jodeci.
He is currently working WJBK-TV FOX-2 in Detroit. He won an Emmy on the production “Salute to America” in 2000 for Audio. He mixes most of the music acts that perform live. Working with national and local acts such as Jeff Daniels, Naked Eyes, Uncle Cracker, Jethro Tull, Kem, Dwele, Keith Washington, Charles “Gator” Moore, Michael Henderson, Mae, The Actual, Kelly Sweet, Lin Roundtree, David McMurray, Angela Winbush, Patrice Rushen, Bobby Caldwell, Chris Daughtry, Elliot Yamin, Howard Hewitt, The Commodores, Melba Moore, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Kelly Rowland, Mario, and Nelly Furtado just to name a few.
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Top Five Qualities to Look For in a Wedding DJ
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s 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.
Your wedding DJ is responsible for most, if not all of the entertainment at your wedding reception, so it’s 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. Pick at least two of them to interview and carefully consider each of these five qualities to help you find the best fit for your wedding:
1. Personality – Within a few short minutes, you should be able to gage whether or not the DJ has a personality you can work well with. Are they affable? Upbeat? Witty? Humorous? Do they sustain good eye contact and speak clearly? Do they make you feel at ease? Do they seem genuinely interested in your wedding reception and eager to learn as much about you and your guests as possible? If they make you uncomfortable in any way during the interview, chances are they will do the same for your guests, so don’t be afraid to follow your instincts on this one.
2. Knowledge – You’ll know right away that a DJ is knowledgeable when they can quickly name the title and artist of that hit song that you only know a few words to. In addition, they should be able to tell you in depth about all of their equipment from the wattage of their speakers to why they chose to work with one brand of mp3 player over another, or how a certain program on their laptop is perfect for beat matching and syncing, etc.
3. Reliability – All good DJs will provide you with a list of past clients upon your request. After you’ve obtained a list, call a few of them and ask about the DJs reliability. Were they punctual? Did they come prepared with all the right equipment and back up equipment in case of emergencies? Did they follow through on all of their promises and play all of their client’s requests?
4. Adaptability – You want a DJ that will listen to your needs, make note of all of your requests, and offer up ideas of their own that they feel will enhance the overall entertainment value. Contacting past clients and asking them if the DJ was able to adapt quickly to the crowd and the energy in the room will help you analyze this quality further.
5. Special Skills – Do a large number of your guests speak a language other than English? If so, hiring a bilingual DJ might be a wise decision. Will you want a colorful light show to heighten the overall visual experience? There are DJs available who can provide LED lighting systems, mirror balls, etc., upon request. Are there any ‘out of the ordinary’ activities you require your DJ to emcee?
Keeping these qualities in mind during the wedding coordinating process will ensure you hire the best wedding disc jockey available!
Hiring a professional DJ can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your event. Whether you’re 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.
Wedding DJ pricing. So, how much does a wedding DJ cost? This depends on how comfortable you are with the lighting, experience, equipment, music, and fun options. You should try unique things because your wedding is far from ordinary. This does not mean you need to break the bank with wedding DJ prices, but see what options are really worth the cost.