I’d love to tell you that DJs everywhere work only on weekends and get weekdays off to do whatever they’d like. Truth be told, there’s far more to running a successful entertainment company. A typical week for me includes making dozens of phone calls, answering a boatload of emails, meeting with prospective clients, meeting with people who’ve hired me, sending out contracts, keeping in touch with my fellow event professionals, and blogging about the adventures of the amazing wedding DJ.
So then why so few blog posts this year? This guy’s partly to blame:
My wife and I recently welcomed a new baby boy – Benjamin Mark Lafferty. Actually, he’s almost six months old now. Balancing a busy schedule and being a loving husband and father of two boys under the age of 3 means that it takes at least six months to get almost anything accomplished (unless it’s kid-related… but dont’ get me wrong, I absolutely love my kids). Case in point – I started reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s book “The Thank You Economy” in the hospital delivery room, and I’m still stuck in Chapter 1. Sorry Gary. Someday I’ll find the time.
Secondly, this website has been a work-in-progress for much of the past year and I didn’t feel comfortable keeping the blog fresh when the rest of the website clearly needed more attention. Fortunately, things are coming together nicely now… just in time for the END of the 2011 wedding season. Great timing!
So what’s new? Let me tell you:
- I’ve entertained at some truly amazing events this year, from Mrs. Zebra’s well-documented reception at the Providence Biltmore to last night’s unbelievable wedding reception at the Pawtucket Country Club.
- I’ve brought some talented people on-board, including my friend Len Palmer. He’s a terrific pianist and I’m thrilled to have him at some of my events.
- I’ve added some fantastic new options for my clients, including custom music production and color-controlled wireless LED uplighting. I hope to have some video footage posted soon to explain more about these services.
Finally, this is the biggest reason for the check-in here: October 2011 marks my 25th year as a working DJ, and I’m extremely proud of this milestone. I’ll be posting more about that in the coming months, and I’ll also have some new event recaps to share, too. Stay tuned.
Also, since you’re reading this – be sure to like the B-Sharp Entertainment page on Facebook, as I tend to post a few quick tidbits there each week.