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DJ James Hayes

Mobile DJ from Macedonia, OH - Will travel up to 10 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2013
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$250 - $1000 per event
I am a Northeast Ohio based DJ with a master's degree in communication. During the week, I teach public speaking at Kent State University, and on the weekends, I DJ weddings and other special events. Plus, I now offer uplighting and greenscreen photo booths!

As a host, I have a great skill set, and I always work hard to make sure any event I am a part of is a success.

My career as a DJ started when my high school marching band couldn't afford a DJ. I stepped in to DJ it myself and I had so much fun I have been playing music ever since! I love to make people happy through music and to entertain. I had so much fun hosting the dance that I started practicing DJ'ing in my spare time. In college, I volunteered again to DJ for student groups looking to throw dances. During my last summer at home while at school I landed my first ever DJ job at the Lockview Bar and Grill in Akron. It was a fun summer as their resident DJ so when summer ended I landed a job as a mobile DJ working for Audio Extremes Entertainment. Ever since then I have been out DJ'ing most ever weekend and have enjoyed it from the beginning.

I have been working as a professional DJ for four years now with a further three years as an amateur ahead of that. Beyond working on my own I also DJ for several top-rated Northeast OH Entertainment Companies including A Bride's DJ, Buckeye State Entertainment, and Audio Extremes Entertainment. I have DJ'ed hundreds of events including weddings, birthday parties, bar/bat mitzvah's, holiday parties, halloween events, charity functions, new year's eve dances, school dances, University club functions, and corporate events including many for the NFL, New Era, Aflac, and the Make a Wish Foundation. Throughout my journey as a DJ I have taken my work as seriously. I take pride in what I do and do it well. My commitment to make every event a success has transformed me from an amateur DJ into a talented professional who is both recognized and respected by others in the entertainment industry. In the words of one of my recent customers “James has the skills to pay the bills”

Every DJ has their own style. Over the top DJ's who act like mini-celebrities, button-pushers who are technical mixers of music, gear-heads who bring all kinds of crazy speakers and lights to a party. I know many DJ's and we are as unique as snowflakes. My personal DJ philosophy that makes me unique is that I am first and foremost a communicator. I get ready for an event by being in constant contact with my “boss” for the event planning face to face and e-mail trying to find out as much as I can about my audience. I arrive early to not only scope out the electrical outlets but get a sense of the guests and people at the event itself. During the event I become a selector of music choosing the tunes that will get the best reaction from the audience. Beyond music, as a host I try to identify with the audience as much as possible. I don't try to become the center of attention nor do I try to fade into the background to become a glorified jukebox. Instead I try to get invested and involved in what is going on as much as possible to be the life of the party without stealing the show.

You can rest assured that I will work hard to make your event a success with my communication skills, technical knowledge, and experience as a professional entertainer.

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2017
Jun
3
Wedding Reception
Strongsville, OH
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
May
23
Wedding
Westlake, OH
11:00 PM - 4:00 AM
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Wedding DJ
Prom DJ
Bar Mitzvah DJ
Sweet 16 DJ
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note DJ James Hayes will also travel to Northfield, Sagamore Hills, Twinsburg, Bedford, Walton Hills, Oakwood Village, Brecksville, Peninsula, Hudson, Solon, Maple Heights, Bedford Heights, Seven Hills, Richfield, Broadview Heights, North Randall, Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Reminderville, Garfield Heights, Aurora, Warrensville Heights, Highland Hills, Streetsboro, Chagrin Falls, Stow, Bath, Auburn Township, Woodmere, Silver Lake.
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