Expert Post || Jimmy of DeepBlu Entertainment ~ Memphis Wedding Planning
One of the most important parts of any wedding day is the party the Bride and Groom get to have with their closest friends and family. There are all kinds of details into making the reception an occasion to remember, but the biggest by far is the entertainment. We got the honor of talking to Jimmy Harris from DeepBlu Entertainment about his experience in the wedding industry and get some insight on questions many brides might be asking! Jimmy and his team at DeepBlu take wedding entertainment to a completely different level. They are professional and customer driven and they know how to make any event FUN!
Q: How do you make the entertainment experience unique for each couple?
A: Since every couple is different, their music selections are bound to be different as well, but that’s the part that everyone knows. The biggest way that we make their entertainment experience unique is by giving them a DJ that is the closest match to their own personalities. This is the biggest advantage that we, as a company with multiple DJs, has to make sure that our clients have the best experience possible.
Q: How do you feel about song requests from guests at wedding receptions?
A: We think they are great! Not only does it give us great insight into what kind of music they like, it makes the guests feel as if they have a part in the evening’s festivities.
Q: If it seems like the party might be dying down or hasn’t even gotten started yet, how do you pump up the crowd?
A: The first method is to switch the music – that’s the easiest way. Second, we may try different tactics to get the crowd involved like group dances or some sort of group activity. Of course, since every event is composed of different types of people, we usually like to see where their energy takes us. This is a question better answered by actually being there at the event to gauge what kind of crowd we are dealing with. There is no “one size fits all” answer to this questions since every event/crowd is different.
Q: Now for some fun stuff! Are there any particular songs you absolutely LOVE playing at weddings? What about songs that you hate?
A: My personal favorite type of music to play is the funk and R&B music from the 70’s and 80’s. Of course, today’s current hits are very similar to these styles of music, so the popular music of today is great as well. Songs that I don’t really care for are the ones that we consider “hokey” like the Chicken Dance and the Hokey Pokey. With the massive massive amount of music we have in our catalog, we can find 25,000 other songs that are much better than the “hokey” songs 😉
Q: I’ve heard that DeepBlu has a new band to offer for weddings and events! Can you tell us a little bit about this exciting new adventure?
A: Yes, we have just brought on a band that plays just about every type of music you can think of. Everything from classic rock to today’s radio hits. I have always wanted to have a band involved with out company, but I have never been able to find one that shared our vision of awesome customer service and being responsible and easy to communicate with. I have finally found that band and am excited to get them out there to entertain the masses! We are in the process of finishing up their profile for our website right now, so the official launch will be coming soon. We are delighted to announce this on your blog for the world to see!
If you want to hear more about the wonderful things Jimmy and his amazing team of entertainers at DeepBlu Entertainment can do for your wedding, take a look at this video or head over to his Facebook page where he uses videos to answer their clients’ questions instead of simply responding to them in an email. We LOVE working with DeepBlu and always have a blast at any event they are a part of! Thank you so much, Jimmy, for all of your wonderful insight! We can’t wait for many more events with you this year!