We’re the premier DJ company in the Carolinas, specializing in weddings & events, with over 25 years’ experience, thousands of events performed, and a team of more than 30 DJs, Photo Booth staff and Musicians.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Charlotte Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Troy, from Carolina DJ Professionals.
Where have you been featured?
Most recently, we were just featured in Mobile Beat magazine, the national publication for Mobile DJs. We were featured in their January 2019 article with a story on our company, processes, training and community involvement.
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples love working with us because of the effort we make to build relationships. Our mission statement is to build relationships with our clients so that on such a big day, like a wedding or company event, we’re not a stranger. Through that relationship, our couples also see our genuine passion for what we do, our appreciation for working with them, and our attention to detail.
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
The relationships we build. We obviously love music, but the relationships we build often last a lifetime. So many of our friends, network, and those we give our own business to came from getting to know our clients and building strong relationships with them. On top of that, the responsibility placed on us for such a big day and the legacy we leave in helping it be a success is so incredibly rewarding. We know we’re making a lifelong impact with what we do in those regards.
How did you get started?
I did my first event at age 16 and my first wedding at age 20 in college. I’m 42 now, so it’s amazing to look back at the journey and how many weddings & events I’ve been fortunate to be a part of.
I really got my start in college. I went to the local bars and clubs and asked them to “try me out for a night.” Give me a night, don’t pay me and see how I do. If you like me, give me a job! I got the jobs and DJ’d all through college at the top bars/clubs around campus. That then led to being asked to do other events around campus…then events for the college, then other corporate events, and of course eventually weddings. After graduation, any time I moved somewhere, I did the same thing – went into an establishment and asked them to try me out.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Versatile – I vary my style to what the client wants, both for the music and the mixing.
Clean – I’m about keeping it clean with the music, clean cuts and not trying to do so much with it that the song itself gets lost. It’s a popular song & chorus for a reason, so DJ’s shouldn’t ruin it!
Engaging – People hear these songs so often, we have to find ways to make them engaging – be it getting on the mic to personalize it to the client with a tidbit of info we learned, putting a fun loop on it to highlight the most popular verse, or speeding it up/slowing it down to create energy and moments.
What’s your setup like?
We use top of the line equipment. We use 1000-watt, 15” EV speakers, Shure mics, Yamaha mixers, Pioneer DDJ controllers and quality cables. Like our mixing style, we keep our setups CLEAN. We make sure cables aren’t visible and things are nicely presented. Our equipment is all in matching Odyssey or Pro-X boxes so that again, it’s a clean and consistent look. We have several pictures of our setups on the Weddings page of our website also.
What budget range do you cater to?
$1,000 – $1,600 is our most common range depending on needs for the reception, ceremony, and uplighting. We also have Photo Booths.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey. People never get tired of jamming out to that at night’s end, and neither do we!
There are not enough words in the English language to express my complete appreciation for Carolina DJ Professionals. Having the right DJ for your wedding makes all the difference in the world, and boy did we score with Troy! Troy met with us twice, helped us with every facet of planning from the beginning of the ceremony to send- off! Even during the whirlwind of the evening, in the midst of talking and dancing, I noticed his skill of mixing and the way he engaged my friends and family. I was beyond impressed and I am truly, forever grateful for the way he made our night memorable! Music is very important to my wife and I and it’s fair to say that we had high standards when it came to a DJ. I don’t think we could have found a better match! Thank you times a million to Troy your kindness, helpfulness, professionalism, and of course for making our wedding as perfect as we dreamed!
Troy was FANTASTIC from day one. I was trying to narrow down between 3 DJ’s. I scheduled phone calls with all three DJ’s on the same day and told my fiancé I had to make that decision that day. From the minute I picked up my phone with Troy, I just knew that’s who I wanted to work with! He got married at my venue so his knowledge of our venue was better than mine and set an unknown fear to ease. Being out of town Troy met us in our town and walked us through everything and took time to really get to know my fiancé and me.
The music selection was superb, we had such a good time going through all of his music and going back to our high school days! Once we had finalized everything, Troy reached out to us the week of the wedding just as a good luck email! It went such a long way, and I knew that there was no reason to worry about our music!
Our reception was the BOMB. Troy read the crowd and the dance floor was never empty. From Spice Girls to George Straight he kept everyone entertained and moving. He even let my best friend rap with Lil Wayne! Everyone was so complimentary to the music and how awesome of a playlist he had. From start to end Troy just blew us out of the water. He took everything we wanted and created an awesome experience for not only us but our guest as well!
We are so thankful for everything Troy did for us (even in the midst of his baby boy arriving!). If we did it all over again Troy would be the first vendor to book! 🙂 if you book with Carolina DJ, I promise you will not be disappointed!
Carolina DJ’s was a major hit for my wedding! We worked with Aaron Romeo and he was an absolute professional to work with. He had talked to us about how critical they can be in making sure the wedding flowed and he was so right. Aaron met with us several times to not only get to know us but completely understand our vision for our music and the entire night. Day of, he kept us on schedule and made advice when things needed to be sped up. It was so appreciated especially since we did not have a day-of person. AND of course, the music was amazing. Aaron was so helpful and considerate as I made my decision on the bride’s processional song. He truly understands how important that one song is. The night-of was an absolutely awesome party and exactly what my husband and I always pictured. Aaron even played along as we gave our groomsmen a “guest dj” spotlight. I can’t say enough about how easy, professional and overall fun we had working with Carolina DJ’s. I consider Aaron a friend now and hope we throw another party in the future to use him again.