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 Why Trivia? 3 Major Benefits of Trivia Games

 
 November 30, 2020 by JAMMIN' Trivia

Quick Trivia Questions: What’s the capital of South Africa? What is the most popular drink in the world?
What is the largest planet in the solar system?
Whether or not you know the answers, you’re probably wondering what’s the purpose of these
questions. Now, picture yourself in a restaurant or bar with a group of friends and strangers, and
someone starts asking these questions to the crowd.
You feel the urge to join the action and have fun, and that is what trivia games are all about.

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 Your Mitzvah With JAMMIN' DJs

 
 October 21, 2020 by John Murray

JAMMIN' DJs is well known for our production and DJ talent.  This comes to a whole new level when it comes to our Bar Mitzvah and our Batmitzvah services.  We take great pride in working with our clients and learning the vision they have for their son or daughter's big day.  We start off by sending our clients our complimentary online planning forms that detail every aspect of their event.  Including our online music request, and guest request forms, where you can add your music requests to our "Must Play", "Play if Possible", and "Do Not Play" Lists. 

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 5 Famous Dances Everyone Should Know

 
 October 16, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

As an entertainer with Jammin’ DJ’s for going on 5 years, choregraphed dance songs have become a
really important part of my arsenal as a DJ. In my experience, every dance floor is different. There is
actually kind of an art to choosing music that the majority of an audience is excited to dance to. That’s
why DJ’s love playing choregraphed songs. They’re a cheat code. These songs span generations and
guarantee that you’ll have bodies on the dance floor, which is obviously the goal of any great DJ. So,
with that said, here are choreographed dances that you should know in order to hold your own on the
dance floor.

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 Pub Trivia: Creating a Winning Team Culture

 
 September 20, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

I don’t know about you, but I hate losing more than I love winning. I’ve had that competitive mindset for
my entire life. Whether it’s sports, video games, music competitions, or trivia, I want to win. Some of
you saw the title of this article and thought, “Well I have fun at trivia either way.” And that’s fantastic!
You’re not infected with this competitive disease. It really is a blessing and a curse. Because while
winning gives those of us that have it a huge sense of relief, losing can cause a sense of despair that the
mentally stable will never have to feel. So, how do you win?

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 How To Find Your DJ: Party Edition

 
 September 18, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

To some people, finding a good entertainer is like finding a needle in a haystack. Hopefully, this blog will
be like giving you a metal detector. We can’t pick your DJ for you, but we can certainly help give you the
tools to find one that will do your event justice. Nobody likes a party flop, so heed our advice and make
your party one that people will remember for the RIGHT reasons.

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 Entertainment: Turn Your Establishment Around

 
 September 8, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Restaurant and bar owners have been coming up with new ways to entertain their patrons for centuries.
Dart boards, pool tables, televisions, and video games have been utilized in establishments all over the
world with the same two goals in mind: to bring in new patrons and keep your customers there for as
long as possible.

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 How to Find Your DJ: Wedding Edition

 
 September 3, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

In this blog, we talk a lot about what makes a great DJ. Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at
how and where to FIND the perfect DJ for your event.
When it comes to choosing a DJ for your wedding, there are some very specific qualities that you should
consider. Your wedding day will likely be one of the most important and memorable days of your life, so
why would you entrust an amateur with the entertainment? A great wedding DJ is experienced,
professional, knowledgeable, and flexible, so it’s important that you put ample thought into how you go
about finding the right person.

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 7 Albums to Live Your Life To

 
 August 28, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Music can change you. I think we’ve all had that moment when we’re down in the dumps, and just the
right song pops on the radio or Pandora, and suddenly the day just feels different. My favorite thing
about music is the fact that it can shift your mood entirely with just a downbeat. So, I thought it’d be a
fun little exercise to put together a list of 7 separate albums that have changed me. I also think that it
can help our readers and prospective clients of Jammin’ DJ’s understand the mindset and depth of
knowledge that a DJ/performer has about music, and why we choose the music that we do. That said,
here is a list of 7 albums (not songs) to live your life to. This collection of albums spans many genres and
eras because so do all of you!

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 The 5 Dancers We All Know and (Sometimes) Love

 
 August 27, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Walk into any party, club, or reception and you’re bound to see at least one. Every dance floor the world
over is littered with these less than inventive dancers. As a performer and entertainer for nearly five
years with Jammin’ DJ’s, I’ve encountered every imaginable dance style. However, some are so
predictable that they border on stereotypical. Each with their own merits, here are five dancers you’ll
see on nearly EVERY dance floor…

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 3 Do’s and 3 Don’ts of Hosting A Great Event

 
 August 25, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

As a human being that has lived on earth for 33 years, and as a musician/performer for more than half
of those years, I’ve attended, performed at, and hosted more events and parties than I could ever
possibly count. My experiences have shown me that, while every event is different, there are some
definite advantages and disadvantages to certain behaviors and attitudes that hosts bring to the table.
That said, here is a list of 3 DO’s and 3 DON’T’S for hosting a spectacular event.

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 So You Have To Give A Speech…

 
 August 19, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Public speaking is one of the most documented phobias in today’s society. Anyone that has ever had to
speak publicly has felt some form of nervousness. It’s natural. People want to be liked, and speaking
publicly exposes you to the judgement of a large group of people. As entertainers, at Jammin’ DJ’s we
are used to it. We speak to large groups for a living. However, this piece is meant for everyone else. For
those of you who are dreading that wedding toast or retirement speech, here are a few tips to calm
your nerves and feel confident when you step into the limelight.

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 Mic Tips: Ensuring Everyone Sounds Their Best

 
 August 10, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Every voice is different. Literally, vocal patterns are as unique as fingerprints. As a DJ, it is YOUR job to
ensure that every voice that speaks or sings into your microphone knows how to use it properly. Here
are some tips to help every distinct voice you encounter sounds its best.

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 Cocktail Hours – Are They Worth It?

 
 August 5, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

It’s a question I get every time that I speak to a client about a wedding or party. Every. Time. I always
suggest one, and it’s a completely reasonable question to ask. Is a cocktail party worth the extra
expense? Unless there is some extreme extenuating circumstance, my answer is always the same… YES.
Here are some of the reasons why.

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 A DJ’s Opinion: The State Of Hip-Hop

 
 August 3, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

As professional DJ’s, obviously we have the ability to control the music that we play at our shows. But,
we CAN’T control the music that artists are putting out on a now DAILY basis. With the rise of
SoundCloud, Tik-Tok, and YouTube, artists have seemingly infinite access to platforms to post their
music. With the sheer number of consumers out there, one would assume that the cream should rise to
the top of any genre. 

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 We are hiring Mobile DJs and Trivia Hosts!

 
 July 30, 2020 by John Murray

JAMMIN' DJs is Hiring! This is a very heavy emcee /host position with DJ skills/talent.

Please watch the video in the link and let me know if this is still a position you are interested in: https://youtu.be/nOUGteXCvUI

-This position does require you to set up and use DJ equipment with some gear weighing up to 50 pounds.
-We also need you available to start the shows as early as 6pm on weekdays, and shows can vary in location

 

This is a Mobile DJ position, so having your own reliable transportation is non-negotiable.

 

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 DJ Life: Preparing to Party

 
 July 28, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Everyone knows the job description of a DJ, right? Play music, entertain, keep the crowd hyped. It seems
self-explanatory. What most people don’t know, including some DJs and hosts themselves, is that there
is so much more to the job than having great mic skills and crafting the perfect playlist. More than fifty
percent of our job should be done BEFORE we even reach the venue to set up. A good DJ must be
prepared, and here’s how.

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 5 Trivia Teammates We All Know And… Love???

 
 July 23, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

As a trivia host with 4+ years of experience working for Jammin’ DJ’s, I’ve come across every type of
player imaginable. As different as my events and venues have been, and as unique as the teams I’ve
hosted have been, there are certainly some recognizable trends that have emerged when it comes to
the types of players that make up any given team. That said, here are five different players that you’ll
likely come across in your trivia playing/hosting career.

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 Hey Mr. DJ! What it Means When You Request A Song

 
 July 21, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Let’s start here, just because you ask to hear a song doesn’t mean that we are required to play it. As
entertainers, we DJ’s are responsible for entertaining as many people as we possibly can with each and
every song we play. When it comes to requesting music, it’s a good idea to keep this in mind. We WANT
to play music that you want to hear, and sometimes it’s as simple as asking the question. However,
sometimes it can be more complicated than that.

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 DJ Life: Dressing The Part

 
 July 19, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Don’t underdress… Or overdress… Think about it like Goldilocks and the three bears. If you show up to a
wedding in jeans and a t-shirt, people are going to look at you funny. That one is obvious. Yet, if you
show up in a tuxedo when the groom isn’t even wearing a tie, again, people are going to look at you
funny. Moral of the story? Wear something that isn’t going to cause you to stand out, unless standing
out is your goal.

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 Show Me The Light!

 
 July 13, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Uplighting is a simple and interesting way to transform any venue. Jammin’ DJ’s uses battery powered,
free standing uplights in unique ways that allow us to completely change the vibe of any event that we
utilize them at.  We offer DJ Entertainment, decor/up-lighting, Photobooth, and production lighting services, including cold sparks! JAMMIN' DJs can transform any event to your vision!

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 Live Band Vs. DJ: Which is Right for Your Event?

 
 July 7, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

After reading the title and recognizing that you’re on the Jammin’ DJ’s site, you probably think that you
know exactly where this is going. Live Band = Bad, DJ = Good, right? What you don’t know is that even
though I’m a Jammin’ DJ’s employee now, I’ve been a live musician for much, much longer. So, I feel that
I’m in a unique position to discuss the benefits of each option with some clarity.

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 Bryan Turns 1000!

 
 June 30, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

1000 Weddings
Early this season, Jammin’ DJ’s manager Bryan Evans DJed his one thousandth wedding. This weekend I
sat down with him to discuss his experiences over the eleven years he has spent with Jammin’, and how
he got to where he is today.

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 Choosing a first dance song

 
 June 24, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Every wedding is made up of recognizably magical moments. Everyone knows them. The groom seeing
his bride for the first time as she walks down the aisle. The cutting of the cake and subsequent miniature
food fight. The wedding party speeches. They’re all important and have the ability to create indelible
memories. However, it could be argued that, outside of the ceremony, the most important moment of
your special day is your first dance. It sets a precedent and a tone for the reception. What kind of
celebration do you want it to be? Quaint and romantic? Elaborate and majestic? Or do you just want to
have a heck of a lot of fun? Your first dance can say it all.

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 Transform Your Venue With Lighting!

 
 June 23, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

More and more today, people are choosing to celebrate the momentous events in their lives in
unconventional venues. Weddings, mitzvahs, birthdays, and more are being moved from grand and
luxurious halls and hotels to homes, backyards, and barns. Some of the most memorable events I’ve
ever hosted and attended have been in some of these quainter venues, largely due to the help of
stunning lighting, decoration, and entertainment.

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 Up Your House Party Game

 
 June 16, 2020 by Dan Metcalfe

Summer is the perfect season for amazing gatherings with friends and family. The summer holidays,
Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day are so often celebrated at home with BBQs and house
parties. In addition to the holidays, the beautiful weather and long daylight hours of summer are great
excuses for celebrating just because. That said, here are some creative ways for you and your friends to
up your party game without breaking the bank.

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