Can you describe your company in one sentence?
Go DJ Go is a multi-award-winning premium DJ and MC service specializing in custom music and lighting options for weddings and special events throughout Texas, featuring highly personalized planning assistance and stellar, 5-star client feedback.
Where have you been featured?
We've been featured in 360 West Weddings and on The Bash's "Best Of" list numerous times, ranking #1 for weddings and events in the Metroplex for over five years running now. We've also received multiple "Couples Choice" and "Top Pro" awards from WeddingWire and Thumbtack, and feature regularly at bridal shows across North Texas throughout the year.
Why do clients love working with you?
Our clients appreciate the uncommonly high level of service Go DJ Go provides them from start to finish, and how it's their one-stop shop for sound/specialty lighting/photobooth, eliminating the need to contract multiple vendors. As a smaller boutique DJ service, we're able to stay directly connected and available to our clients all the way from the early planning stages through to the event itself, getting a real feel for each client/couple/group and the unique vision for their event. Taking time to get to know clients as people, offering ideas, and helping shape an itinerary as needed will beat a DJ just showing up trying to "wing it" every time.
What type of event do you love to play most? Why?
It's tough to pick just one as we love the variety in this industry, but probably a wedding. It's really satisfying helping bring a couple's vision to reality on one of the biggest days of their life, and keeping guests engaged with a great blend of custom music, lighting, and [optional] specialty games. We believe a wedding should feel celebratory; after all, it's a celebration! We also really enjoy the planning process, hosting as the event's MC, creating a smooth flow between music and traditional moments, and helping make things entertaining so folks go home feeling like they truly celebrated with the couple on this most special occasion. There's nothing worse than getting all dressed up and traveling to a wedding only to have it feel aimless and bore everyone to tears!
How did you get started as a DJ and wedding specialist?
I've been a DJ since high school, when friends would request that I cart over my large collection of music to play their house parties. Later, as I went off to study film in college, I still felt myself being pulled back toward music, so prior to graduating I formed a small company and began moving in this direction professionally. I started playing weddings in 2011 and quickly discovered how the necessary combination of musical expertise, public speaking, and organizational skills really played to my particular strengths, and have made them a specialty of mine ever since!
What three words best describe your style?
Go DJ Go's style is expert, entertaining, and tailor-made (that's one word, right?).
Can clients request their own songs, or do you play mostly your own selections?
Of course they can! In fact, we encourage every client/couple to send us a list of songs they like in advance, and we'll also take requests during the event itself. Some folks are really into music and provide a list longer than what we actually have time for, whereas others just mention some very basic parameters and ask us to fill in gaps. We're totally comfortable working either way, and it's always good to allow the DJ a little room to read the room and use years worth of performing expertise to enhance the vibe, make smooth transitions between genres, etc.
Do you play events outside the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
Absolutely. While we're Metroplex-based, the greater Texas area and surrounding states are all within range for Go DJ Go! Austin is a region we often find ourselves in when traveling outside DFW for a gig (if only for the food trucks!).
What's one thing you wish clients understood better? Why?
When fun and dancing are a major goal for an event (typically the case), it is Go DJ Go's opinion that clients should really consider how best to blend their personal tastes with some styles that may work well for their group. For example, country may not be a couple's favorite style of music, but if a good number of their guests enjoy two-stepping, it'll only make their reception better if they allow for a couple of these songs during the dance period. The same can be said for line dances or other genres that may not be one's personal favorites. Taking your attendees into account and allowing your DJ to field a few requests on-the-fly will go a LONG way toward making your event feel like a big success, give you many more fun moments and great photos/videos to look back on, and ensure everyone felt it was worth the trip!
What's your set-up like? What equipment do you use?
Our standard service features a top-of-the-line RCF sound system, including wireless microphones and multiple LED dance units which produce a variety of lighting effects. We also offer numerous other extras, such as custom-colored up-lights to dress up plain rooms and complement decor, spotlights for wedding cakes, and a monogram putting a custom design up in lights (such as a company logo or a couple's names/wedding date). We recently added a Magic Mirror PhotoBooth as an option for clients, as well. Lastly, a good number of our couples opt for ceremony sound with a microphone for their officiant, extra speakers for sound in adjacent areas, a DLP projector/screen for videos or slide shows, and even karaoke.
What are some tracks that never get old for you, no matter how many times you play them?
Major props if you can name every artist here... "P.Y.T.", "Suavemente", "Shoop", "Friends in Low Places", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "This is How We Do It", "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" and "Get Low" are all can't-miss favorites. For slower dances, a classic like "Unforgettable" (duet version), "Can't Help Falling in Love", or something more contemporary like "In Case You Didn't Know" by Brett Young, or "Say You Won't Let Go" by James Arthur. All undeniably great songs even a professional DJ can listen to again and again!