Big Dog Entertainment

 We’re also building our LED “Up-lighting” inventory so be sure to ask about that. It turns an ordinary room into something magical that your guests won’t soon forget. Plus it makes your photos pop with color. as you can see from the examples above.

Weddings are the primary focus. My goal is to give you the very best in DJ entertainment! You'll get an incredible sound and light package made up of the latest in smart technology, an experienced DJ/MC to facilitate your event, a wide reaching knowledge of music that at times can feel like I am reading your mind into the next song. You also get someone that has performed for hundreds of weddings at various locations with unique requirements. Thinking ahead to promote and move you through the day while expecting the unexpected.  This gives us the advantage to assure your day goes as well as you dreamed.

Getting Married outside, in a remote location? Need speakers, music and mics for your actual ceremony?  We got you covered!  Be sure to let us know when you get the quote and we can figure that in too.

Q: What type equipment do you use?    A: HEAVY!!    LOL

I use state of the art sound equipment. The primary rig consists of 4 x EV (Electra Voice) speakers powered by twin 2500 Watt Amps. Protected in our road ready amp case, we use crossovers and EQ’s to balance everything to the room.  We’re there to be heard yet not hurt anyone’s hearing.  

What to expect? Quality!! I am the Owner and DJ so you will book with me, ask questions of me, coordinate with me and the performance will be made by me. I typically arrive 2 hours before our contract start time to get setup, set our lighting cues, clean up and make sure everything is in order. I don't charge for setup.  Most often the times you selected would include some dinner/cocktail music as your guests arrive. You’ll likely hear some up-tempo jazz instrumentals along with vocals from artists like Michael Buble. It fits perfect to keep the energy alive in the room without starting the dance.  From here we’re flexible and work with you close but typically the first dance of the Bride and Groom will signal it’s time to start the party.  I work with you in advance to go over your music tastes to be sure you and your guests requests are in the lineup.  I’ll also be ready for introductions as you arrive to the reception, cake cutting, special toasts, dedications, garter and bouquet toss and a warm “Thank You” to your guests for coming out and celebrating your big day as you get ready to exit. Of course not all receptions are the same so don’t feel obligated to follow our suggestions, it’s your day so we’re here for you.

The Wedding Package includes state of the art audio equipment, intelligent LED lighting, wireless mics, digital music library, on-line account management and planning. We have a huge music library to select from. Plus if you let me know before the event, if we don’t have your song, there’s a good chance I can find it.

I also carry backup equipment. Just in case something unforeseen happens, rest assured the show will go on!

Here are some very interesting wedding entertainment statistics, from well-known sources, about what happens to people’s opinions after their vows…


  • 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
  • Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
  • During wedding planning, Brides say their highest priority is their wedding dress, attire, followed by the reception site and caterer - reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities!
  • Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
  • When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment (Band / DJ).
  • 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding reception, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey!


*These statistics were published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine . Sources include: Simmons; USA Today, National Bridal Service, The Knot, Brides Magazine.

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Lighting…  This gets exciting! Technology and LED’s have progressed the industry by giant strides in the past couple years. We now use LED Pixel Mapping and Moving Heads, like you would see at a professional show mounted to our truss. These can be directed where we want, when we want and we select the color and shape.  It runs via a computer DMX program. That goes for some of the uplighting and LED Pixel and Wash fixtures too.  (did I lose you back there? Sorry… :)  This is one of the areas that I guarantee sets us apart from many other DJ’s in the area.  You get a really cool light show!!