Second-generation disc jockey with a steady, diverse work history. Thousands of hours experience mixing live sound and interacting with guests. Flexible schedule, willingness to try new methods, and a stable lifestyle make a reliable hire.
Experienced sound technician capable of mixing professional and amateur musicians alike
Seasoned Disc Jockey prepared to provide music from all genres in a fun, energetic mix
Accomplished master of ceremonies ready to articulately address groups of any size
Passionate lighting technician comfortable coordinating light shows with a live set or programming choreographed scenes
Nimble stagehand with a great emphasis on care for equipment
Sleek, savvy social media promotions
Exciting graphic design and prints
Disc JockeyApr 2016 Drake's － Knoxville, TNThis venue has, per square foot, the best light show in town; I have way too much fun with their rig. At the request of corporate trainers, I play from their DJ equipment and library. When their new system had trouble, I made myself available off-the-clock to troubleshoot the system. Breaking sales records for this franchise's 12 different locations happens on an almost monthly basis.
Disc JockeyJun 2015 The Alley － Knoxville, TNAlong with my regular routine hosting karaoke and mixing dance music, I began to take active role with social media promotions and graphic design.
Karaoke HostMar 2015 Buckethead Tavern － Knoxville, TNIn spite of the owner's reluctance to allow karaoke at his venue, the staff encouraged him to give me a shot. We took a dying Thursday night and turned it into one of the most happening karaoke nights in town. I've broken many personal records at this venue; one night we had 33 different singers in one rotation (over 50 individuals, lots of duets and group songs).
Disc JockeyAug 2014 to Apr 2016 Sapphire － Knoxville, TNThis venue implicitly requested that the DJ *never* use the microphone. As much as I enjoyed getting back to my roots mixing electronic dance music, I felt severely underwhelmed as a professional. I eventually left to pursue other projects that allowed me to utilize my versatility as a performer.
Disc JockeyAug 2014 to Feb 2016 Carleo Entertainment － Knoxville, TNMy ability to mix music videos landed me a gig downtown with this string of nightclubs. Large crowds, high volume sales, and lots of activities were common with every shift.
Disc JockeyJun 2012 to Jun 2015 Doc's All-American Grille － Knoxville, TNThe new business model for this same address on Kingston Pike attracted a clientele from the east side of town. This is when my suspicions were confirmed about limiting the requests from guests. I worked for other businesses throughout my time with Doc's.
Disc JockeyJun 2009 to Jun 2012 Ray's Entertainment Sports Grille － Knoxville, TNA select group of investors offered to buy out the group running Kingston Alley and re-brand the business during the summer of 2009. Along with taking over as their full-time disc jockey, I also organized an install for a house sound system and light show.
Karaoke HostApr 2006 to Jun 2009 Kingston Alley － Knoxville, TNAnticipating the city's attempt to shutdown Michael's, I began looking for other methods of employment. The owners at Kingston Alley were familiar with my successful karaoke night and welcomed me on one night a week.
Disc JockeyApr 2001 to Apr 2017 Party Boys － Knoxville, TNMobile disc jockey business serving fundraisers, weddings, and private parties since 1980. In my time with this group, I learned the bulk of my knowledge about the industry. I'm still in close contact with both founding members, my father and brother.
Disc JockeyApr 2001 to Jan 2004 Family Bowl － Knoxville, TNFrom classic rock to kid-friendly events, this venue introduced a young DJ to the concepts of playing for the crowd in front of you. I also learned a great deal about becoming a personable member of the staff.
Disc JockeyApr 2001 to Jan 2007 Michael's － Knoxville, TNThis is the first venue where I ever hosted karaoke. We had some of the worst singers, but we also had a lot of local recording artists; I was able to learn volumes about setting microphone levels and effects from this wide spectrum of guests.
Our karaoke nights quickly became popular and I was encouraged to provide a dance music set after midnight. I was still a teenager and I already had club DJs from downtown coming to check out my Monday night gig.
Before the city shutdown the bar, I had taken over full-time and trained all the other DJs who would work shifts on my nights off. During that time, I assisted with a complete install for new sound and lighting; this is when I began to learn my passion from programming intelligent lighting.