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Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Charlotte Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Chris, from AAA Entertainment.
Where have you been featured?
VOTED “BEST DJ COMPANY IN NC” FOR 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 AND 2019 BY THEKNOT.COM
VOTED INTO “THE HALL OF FAME” IN 2016 BY THE KNOT.COM
We have been very honored to have been featured and talked about in TheKnot, WeddingWire, Something Blue, and some other various amazing websites. We’ve also been featured in some local media as well, which is always nice since we are a family owned business that loves to connect with hometown folks with a lot of our events.
Why do couples love working with you?
Because I’m so handsome!!!! HAHAHA!! Just kidding!!! Quite honestly, I feel like couples like to work with me because I’m very down to earth, pay attention to detail, very responsive to their requests and strive to make their wedding the greatest thing that I’ve ever done! I know it sounds corny, but I truly try to make every wedding and event that I do the most successful thing that I’ve ever done. I guess you could say that I’m a perfectionist at the end of the day.
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
I’ve been married going on 14 years to my amazing and beautiful wife Jen! One thing that I will always remember when we got married is when I locked eyes with her coming down the aisle and I started to cry because I was so connected and in love with her and still am today! I share this story with so many of my brides and grooms and they give me the “awe” emotion and then I see them go through the same thing when I DJ their ceremony. I do about 35-40 weddings a year and each wedding gives me a renewed sense of passion for my own wife cause it brings me back to those incredible memories.
How did you get started?
I’m a true believer in that some people are born for a reason. I’ve been around entertainers since I was a toddler. Having gone on tour with KISS back in the late ’70s as a part of the KISS Army, I was always around the life of entertainment! I was born to entertain and make people happy! After spending 10 years as a professional mascot in Major League Baseball and the NBA, I retired on top of my game after I won a championship ring with the Detroit Pistons!
During the last couple of years of being a mascot, I started to get my feet wet as an emcee for various events for the NBA, WNBA, Rock Concerts and more! I was even fortunate enough to be the emcee for the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters for 5 months! During this time as an emcee, I worked for small companies as a DJ for various weddings and events in Detroit, Los Angeles and here in Charlotte before starting our own company.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Creative, Fun and Energetic
What’s your setup like?
For weddings, we don’t like to draw attention to ourselves as we are not the reason people are there. We have a basic 6×6 area set up with 2 JBL speakers, no banner or logo on our table (gross), dance floor lighting and more. We use Apple products, Denon/Numark Mixers, and various companies for lighting. We also have photo booths, up-lights, smoke and bubble machines, and more. We have it all!!!!
What budget range do you cater to?
We don’t want couples to break the bank for a great DJ and entertainment. Our packages range from $800-1600 (depending on what you add-on or travel fees, etc).
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
As a DJ/MC who has been a part of over 500 weddings, I like to set the tone for the entire day/night from the get-go. Back in the day when I was a DJ for a company in LA, I was working with the owner of the company on a huge wedding and he let me take over the dance floor to “show” him my skills. I loaded into the cue “Boogie Shoes” and he was like……”oh my god, what are you doing?”. I literally looked him straight in the eyes and said, “I got this!!”. Played the song and BOOM, people were out on the dance floor!!! I know the young couples reading this are like, whaaaaat? This song is timeless in my opinion and always get’s people up dancing at the beginning of my set.
Close Second: I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston.
Our favorite vendor! All of our wedding guests were very impressed with AAA Entertainment. The little extra (thanking the catering staff, coordinating our bridal party for the entrance, etc.) really made a lasting impression. We definitely recommend Chris & AAA Entertainment to everyone in the future. They really did exceed all our expectations & more!
We met Chris at a friends wedding so we got to see how much of an awesome DJ before our wedding!!! The minute we booked our venue I called him to see if he was available! He was seriously like a second wedding planner, helping us make decisions that made our wedding day run so smooth!!! He made sure to be there for us every step of the way and help pick our music. We gave him free rain on the majority of the night and we were so happy we did! He gave us the dance party we asked for and all of our guests had a great time. We are still getting compliments from our guests!!! We couldn’t have been happier going with AAA Entertainment and having Chris at our wedding!
I can’t say enough about how much a DJ can make or break your wedding. I probably watched 200 YouTube videos of other DJs in the Charlotte area and selected Chris from AAA entertainment. He met with us, shot us straight and gave great advice. Our guests had nothing but compliments for the music and how he kept the night rolling. He helped me pull off a cool surprise for my husband at the cake cutting. Highly highly highly recommend….