Meet a favorite Austin wedding DJ!
I start this series with my friend Jeff Hudson of Spacecraft Entertainment, who is a fantastic Austin wedding DJ. I don’t know many DJ’s into their job as much as he is. He is constantly working on furthering himself professionally, is always extremely friendly and works hard to make sure his clients and their guests have the best experience.
I really admire him for killin’ in the industry, when most DJs avoid networking and just show up to play the top 50 white people hits (i.e. all of Bruno Mars songs and Journey). A good DJ knows how to play a crowd like a puppeteer and Jeff is a puppet master. Watching Jeff work is always amazing! Plus, my client Kristen had him at her wedding and they did KARAOKE at their WEDDING. Yes, karaoke at their wedding. It was beautiful! If you’re looking for an Austin Wedding DJ, hit Jeff up!
How long have you been with your business/industry? What got you into it?
What is something you wish future clients knew about your job, i.e. the amount of time/effort/education involved?
For every hour I DJ at an event I work about 6.5 hours in preparation. This includes music library preparation, client communications, music research, DJ practicing, marketing, accounting, networking, equipment management, vehicle maintenance, event setup, risk management, post-event work and much more! DJing an event (the right way) is not just showing up, plugging in, and pushing buttons.
What separates you from the rest of the crowd?
There are many things but here are a few that set me apart:
What is one of your favorite event memories?
In general I love the moments during dance time when I’m struggling to decide what to play next, I trust my gut, I make a decision, and the crowd goes crazy once that song comes on. Specifically, I love making surprises happen such as a recent wedding where the groom wanted to sing a song for his bride. We planned ahead, rehearsed, and half the audience was in tears.
Tell us three weird things about you!