Mr. Thrill DJ PLUS is a top-notch DJ company in the Central Texas area, along with offering karaoke, photo booth services, and lighting.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Austin Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Bill, from Mr. Thrill DJ PLUS.
Where have you been featured?
Mr. Thrill DJ PLUS has received rewards from Wedding Wire, The Knot, and Gigmasters with 100s of 5-Star Reviews.
Why do couples love working with you?
We try to keep it simple and fun from booking to ongoing consultation to the day of the event. We stay in touch and consistently deliver 5-Star Results. I’ve been a part of thousands of weddings, corporate events, and private parties with 5-Star Results. We are a talented team of entertainers and service providers who deliver professional service to make your event great and memorable.
At a wedding, the bride and groom are the stars. I make announcements as needed but do not hang out on the mic. Before the wedding, I know what type of music the bridal party wants, as I will have met with them, talked with them, and collaborated with them online numerous times before the event. On the day of, I have the information needed to create a wonderful memory playing special requests, and reading the crowd. In a wedding, there is a flow of events. The DJ must be in tune with what is going on and ready to bring the dancing party to a climax during the evening.
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
I have always loved weddings. It is a celebration of bringing two families together. The music is a major part of the event, and I am in tune with the needs of the bride and groom, making them the stars of the day. People remember the entertainment at the wedding, and I receive thank you’s from couples and families over and over thanking me for creating a great celebration.
How did you get started?
I started as a lead singer in a band, and played the music on the breaks. I went from DJing the breaks to doing full events, to a full-service DJ company. I was teaching and doing DJing part-time, doing school dances and private parties, and moved into doing weddings. I have retired from teaching and now run my DJ company full time.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Personal, Attentive, Experienced.
What’s your setup like?
I have learned that presentation is very important at a wedding. I keep it simple using black or white linens for my table and equipment. I use top notch equipment. Many times DJs skimp on the lapel mic for the officiant but I find that is a mistake as the sound can drop out with cheaper mics. Short cuts on quality don’t work. Buying the best equipment works as it lasts longer and gets the best results. I use basic professional DJ software that allows me to mix the music seamlessly during the evening.
What budget range do you cater to?
I have marketed to the $700-$1000 market with great success.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
I am able to play any song, and I am familiar with many styles of music. My favorite track is the one that gets the bride and groom on the dance floor.
I’m so glad that we hired Mr. Thrill for our wedding. His prices were really reasonable, and he was very prompt in responding to all emails and phone calls. He was also very calm and reassuring in person, which is a huge plus for your wedding day. Most importantly, Bill created a rocking dance party at a small Sunday afternoon wedding — no small feat!! I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Bill was a great addition to our wedding day! We were hesitant to book a DJ due to cost, however, Bill was right in our budget! From the first day, I inquired about pricing, I was impressed with his service. Prompt email replays and a no-nonsense businessman. The online planning tools he used made everything run so smoothly on our wedding day! I waited until the night before the wedding to finish our playlist, and I was worried it was too late to make adjustments… however, come wedding day, everything was perfect!
Bill showed up early, set up quickly, didn’t require any assistance during that process, and he was ready to rock and roll. Pre-wedding I (bride:) was having a little meltdown and I didn’t even get to leave my suite to speak to him prior, but he was ready and every song from the intro to exit was perfectly timed!
During the reception, my guests really enjoyed the music he played. It was a mix of my playlist and some requests from guests. He helped us keep everything on time, and his MC services helped the crowd know what was happening and when.
Bill Harris – thank you so much for making our special day awesome! If we ever have the need for another DJ you will be the first person I call!
Mr. Thrill was awesome! His rates are MUCH more affordable than other DJs and I can’t imagine our wedding dance party having gone any better! He used both indoor and outdoor setups, so he could provide music before and during the outdoor, creekside wedding and then inside the air-conditioned hall for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing.
I had kind of kooky idea for our reception – I wanted a kick-ass dance party to none of today’s hits. I wanted the 60’s soul, Motown, doo-wop songs that we love dancing to in our living room. I wanted the classic rock that makes my Mr. and his mom a happy camper. I wanted country love songs that my aunts and uncles would slow dance to with eyes closed and smiles on their faces. And, I refused to have the wobble, the cupid shuffle, Gangnam style, or the chicken dance or any crap like that. And Mr. Thrill just went right along with it. He gauged the crowd reactions perfectly and always knew what song to put on next.
His website was easy to use, he has a ton of songs to choose from to start building your playlist. And, if there’s something off the beaten path, he lets you request special songs that he will procure just for you. He’s adaptable too, like when we suddenly needed to end our reception early (there was no hanging in there for one more hour – we were wiped!) and change our exit strategy, he was ready with literally a second’s notice to launch into the last song and then help get everyone in place for our exit. It was perfect. Feel confident to trust your wedding to Mr. Thrill, it will be the easiest part of your planning.