I’ve heard it before, and witnessed it a dozen times: a planner’s best friend is the DJ. They’re a planner’s voice during the party, and that’s why today’s vendor spotlight is all about one of our favorites: Simply Music Events. DJ Brian Prescott was kind enough to answer some questions for us. Read on to find out more about him, and check out their site at simplymusicevents.com!
What led you to this specific part of the wedding industry?
Actually, I fell into my career path as a DJ. I grew up and traveled all over the country as a performer (singer/actor/dancer). I already did a lot of work for several entertainment companies around DFW as a performer doing corporate events, etc. When the idea to start a DJ company popped in my head, I already had base to work from with company parties. Starting that way really helped me become a better “Wedding DJ” by developing my skills in being able to read crowds of different ages and backgrounds. Once I moved into the wedding industry, I haven’t looked back. I enjoy every facet of a wedding (song choices, floral arrangements, wedding planners, lighting, ceremonies…). I love being a part of a day in one couple’s life they’ll never forget. I feel truly blessed!
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
What I love most of all is the relationships I have with all my brides, grooms and fellow vendors. I love being a part of their day and a memory they’ll never forget. I like creating the song list based around what the bride and groom like as well as their guest’s. My favorite is when a bride says to me, “I can’t believe everyone danced all night!” or “It was better and more amazing than I could’ve ever imagined!”
What are your favorite wedding trends right now?
One of my favorite trends right now is brides and grooms recognizing the importance of a wedding planner [Good answer, Brian! - EED staff]. It seems like over the past few years, more and more people are having wedding planners for their weddings. I tell all my brides and grooms… never underestimate the value and expertise of a good wedding planner.
Another trend I’m very fond of is specialty lighting. It’s been a trend for a while, but people are really recognizing the importance of lighting and what it can do. It’s amazing how a few up lights and pin spots can transform a room.
How long have you been in the industry?
This is very hard to admit, but almost 17 years!
What makes you unique from other wedding DJs?
I think what makes me and my DJs different is our level of service and comfort we give to a couple. I think after they meet with us, they know we’re not going to be some “Cheesy DJ” that’s going to take over the focus of their wedding. We can be entertaining and emcee the evening without stepping over the line. They know we are professional DJs with integrity, class and elegance.
Tell us about your most memorable and fun wedding/event.
OHHHH! Some of the memorable ones I can’t talk about because I would have to change the names for their protection. I’ve had so many fun weddings; it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. Some of my favorite weddings are the ones where I’ve been the DJ for several of their family members or I’ve been the DJ at most of their friend’s weddings. I feel as though I’m a part of the family.
Tell us one thing we might not otherwise know about you.
I was Rupert Morris of the Morris Brothers from the FOX Kids Club. We used to have a show on Fox locally then WB33. For many years I dressed as a “Nerd/Superhero” and perform for elementary students doing counseling related programs on: Anti-Bullying, Drug Prevention, Safety and Test Taking Strategies. The overall message being: It’s not what you look like on the outside, but how you feel about yourself on the inside that truly matters. I’ve performed for almost 1,000,000 students around the country.
Do you have any special discounts or offers for Simply Music at this time?
We discount any specialty lighting if you use us as your DJ.