She Married A Music Man
For as long as I can remember, music has made me happy. I remember fondly dancing to Steely Dan in the middle of our living room with my two brothers as a young kid. And no Bryant Christmas would be complete without the Alabama Christmas album on cassette. Constantly requiring us to flip the tape long after CD’s were invited! My love for music followed me to Virginia Tech. Some of my favorite memories from college are dance parties at Starkey’s and singing Pi Phi Queen as lou
DJ / CLIENT TRANSLATOR: “I LIKE EVERYTHING”
It’s the natural response from almost everyone questioned about their taste in music: “I like [some of] everything!” I get it; We all want to present ourselves as well-rounded, cultured people with open minds. After all, the alternative is to be thought of as one-dimensional and unrelatable. I say it too! And it’s not untrue. I have songs I like, or even love, in my collection from all major genres and subcategories of music. Truth is though, it’s much less rare that I bounc
It's OK to fail sometimes
When I started Music Makes You Happy in 2011, the original name was Music Makes You Happy DJ Services because that’s all we offered, DJ services. However, that quickly began to change and we started to add more services. Some have been really successful and taken off like our cool specialty lighting and our fun photo booths. Certain services fill a niche market and have started to find some real traction like our tailgate party services and our A/V rentals. Others, one in par
What kind of music do you listen to?
I’ve been playing music professionally for over 18 years. During that time, I have been exposed to a lot of different styles and genres of music. I have done Greek weddings, African weddings, Hispanic weddings, Caribbean weddings, Filipino weddings, Russian weddings and even an Indian wedding. Every culture has different traditions and different music and I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing each, first hand. Even music played at American weddings can differ based on where the
The Music Makes You Happy Experience (settle in, this is a long but important one)
With most of your other event vendors, you are going to receive something tangible for your investment. Your caterer is going to provide you food, your photographers will provide you with pictures, and your venue is allowing you to use their building or area. But with your DJ, you don’t get a tangible thing to hold on to. With your DJ, your experience is what you are paying for. We have all been to events where the experience was bad. Either the event started late, the food w
It's not only wedding season, it's running season too!
Before I start, a little background on how we got into race events. When I started Music Makes You Happy I hit the ground running (pun intended) and I was constantly looking for more events. Being that I didn’t have the safety net of a job to fall back on, the fire was lit under me to really push hard and look under every rock to see what I could find. Through a mutual friend, I was introduced to a group that just started gaining momentum producing race events on the peninsul
What’s Your Favorite Type of Event?
I get asked this question a lot and I’m never really sure how to answer. Weddings can be a lot of work and really stressful but they can also be a lot of fun. Corporate events and parties can be really entertaining but they also require the DJ to work really hard to find the music that everyone wants to hear. Race events are always outside and it’s nice to be outside using our large line array system. Races are also less structured as far as what needs to be played. This allo
I really enjoy college basketball and I love the NCAA Tournament, better known as March Madness. The anticipation leading up to the event, the debate about which team is in and which team isn’t. The thrill of knowing that every game could be the last game of the season so you better get it right the first time, no second chances. Finally, the pure joy that the winning team shows when the buzzer sounds and the championship game is over. It’s awesome and I love it! When I start
New Reviews Make Us Happy!
We always strive to do our very best at every event we do. and while a full dance floor and lots of smiling faces are a pretty solid review, we love when people take the time to write an actual review. You can read all of our reviews on our Wedding Wire page, on our Knot page or on Google. Here are a few recent reviews: I recently got married on February 17th, 2018 and everything was terrific. DJ Rob really helped bring the event together from not only coordinating a great va
Knights of the Event
It was very early in my life that I realized I was a nerd. With that fact now being established you can understand why I say music is much like the force. In George Lucas’ Star Wars movies the force is an ancient power that connects everything in the universe. It flows through all living things and can be used by a force wielder to affect your actions, thoughts, and life. One of the more famous groups of force wielders are the Jedi. A Jedi Knight practices his art for many ye