Welcome!

Welcome and thanks for visiting djjohnpiazza.com!  Allow me to share with you some of the ways I can help make your event a success while meeting and exceeding your expectations.

Mixing And Connecting With Your Guests

If you’re hoping to find a DJ that can mix and connect with your guests then you have the right place.  A typical DJ set for me consists of mixing songs with seamless transitions while choosing the the right music that gets your guests out on the dance floor the entire night.  As important as smooth transitions are from song to song, I take a lot effort and consideration to make sure my clients musical tastes are well represented while keeping their guests moving all night.

Meeting Your Tastes And Expectations

The best part of being a DJ is the musical variation each client has from one week to the next.  When clients come to me for guidance on music for their dance set, I usually ask them to provide about 15 must play songs so that I can get a good idea what their tastes are.  By doing this I then can compliment their favorite songs and artists with relevant songs that pair well with their preferred music list.

Services Offered – Equipped For Success

To assist with seamless music and voice amplification for your event, I combine high quality wireless microphones, top of line speakers, intelligent lighting and tried and true mixing equipment to offer a premium DJ company experience. If it’s an intimate 50 person event or a 300 person guest count I’m happy to help make your event look and sound great with the right equipment.  Also if you are planning a special movie presentation be sure to ask me about projector and screen coverage.  I can handle that too!

Experience, Quality & Service

I understand there are many DJ companies to choose from in the San Francisco Bay Area and I want to thank you for taking time to consider my company as a possible option.  Please feel welcome to email me at iamdjjohnpiazza@gmail.com for a fair and competitive quote. I’d love to learn more about your event and discuss how to make it a success.

Smart DJ Shopping

With ten years of DJ experience, I’d like to cover some basic items folks may want to consider when searching for the right DJ for their event.

Sample Your Prospective DJ – Request A Link To A Live Mix

If you’re interested in hiring a DJ, one thing to consider is requesting a mix of one of their live recordings at an event. This is a pretty legitimate request. Consider this, would you want to test drive a car before driving off the lot? I’m guessing most likely.  How would  hiring a DJ differ?  This is just one thing to consider when hiring a DJ who might be playing a critical role in one of the most important days of your life!  Choose wisely because not all DJ’s despite being very talented will be able to entertain your particular group of guests.

Get Familiar With Your DJ – Request A Client Call

It’s important for clients to express what their tastes and vision are for their upcoming event and equally important for a DJ to determine if they are capable of meeting those needs.  Unfortunately the DJ profession is somewhat unregulated and the range of talent and professionalism spans a wide swath from top-notch seasoned professionals to the other end.  A simple 15 minute phone call could prove to be very valuable in finding the best fit for your event.

Request Video Footage – A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Even better than a live DJ mix is video. There is a huge take away from watching a prospective DJ on video. Not only can you hear music selection and song transitions but you now have the opportunity to see how the crowd is responding. This is gold and should be able to build consumer confidence when choosing the right DJ to go with. There is a ton of talent among Bay Area DJ’s and San Francisco wedding DJ’s but it’s good to know what a DJ’s strengths and style are before putting a deposit down.  A video is yet another opportunity to gain perspective on making the best decision.

Bringing It All Together – Selecting The Right DJ

Having mentioned everything so far the items below would be great considerations when choosing the right disc jockey for your event.

  • Live/Studio Demo Mixes
  • Video Footage (Live Event)
  • Articulate Phone Skills (Perspective with emceeing)
  • Ability To Commit (Several Months In Advance)

Keeping this post in mind I think everyone shopping for a DJ will be in good shape.  As you probably have found, more often the best DJ’s begin booking out their calendar 12 months in advance.  If you haven’t started your DJ search I’d recommend sooner is better than later when securing a quality individual.  No matter what you are celebrating, congratulations and I hope you found this information helpful.  If there are any questions I can answer please leave me a comment below or send me an email and I’ll do my best to respond as soon as possible.

About John…

 

My Story – Origins

Born in San Francisco and raised in Marin Country I have always considered the Bay Area home. With all my family members being musicians, I was exposed to music at a very young age and would play guitar and sing with friends throughout high school and college. Once in college I was drawn to the DJ culture and dance music of all types. Soon dance music grew from a casual interest to a full time hobby. By 2010 I began performing at events professionally and have never looked back.

A majority of the events I perform at today are weddings however I do perform at a few corporate, private and club events each year.  Currently I have a club residency in San Francisco at Club Monarch on Thursday nights where you can find me spinning old school funk, soul and disco with a few modern tracks mixed in. I feel comfortable mixing many genres into a seamless dance set but also have broad knowledge of more traditional non mixing music if that is what the crowd is into.

One of my strengths is taking care of clients with prompt email responses so they know they are valued and a top priority. Working as a mobile disc jockey is more than just a job but a career that allows me to help create lasting memories for my clients. I feel honored at each event to have been chosen to be a part of someones special day no matter the size and scope of the event.  My number one concern when DJing an event is to represent my clients tastes and meet their expectations though music selection, mixing and tasteful emceeing.  At the end of the night it really is about if my client had a great time and it’s rare to find a career as personally rewarding as being a DJ.

My Goal

Finding the right DJ for your event can be a little tricky and the purpose of my site is to provide you with as much information as possible to be successful.  There are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing a DJ company and hopefully my insight will lead you in the right direction so you can sit back, relax and just be in the moment.

If you have a question or need help with something leave a comment below or send me an email at iamdjjohnpiazza@gmail.com.

Cheers,

John Piazza

iamdjjohnpiazza@gmail.com