Established in 1986, DJ'S AND MC'S has performed at many events, throughout the San Francisco Bay Area! As a result, we have experience that exceeds merely playing the music. Our DJs possess a solid understanding of wedding and event coordinating, public announcing, and crowd interaction. We realize that planning any event can be stressful and time consuming for our customers. Consulting with our staff initially will help alleviate many of your questions and concerns. Take advantage of our FREE consultation! Allow us to introduce ourselves and discuss the logistics of your event. After listening to your input, we'll know your expectations so you can relax and enjoy the party!
As a professional full-time DJ service, we are committed to upholding the highest standards within the entertainment industry. We're proud of our record of reliability and consistency! Our crew always sets up early, in order to be ready before the first guest arrives. Our DJs understand their most important show...is your show. You'll receive a consistent,polished,and memorable performance every time...guaranteed!
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Jerry Nowaski was an unsatisfied career accountant. Like most people, he longed for a job that was both challenging and rewarding. Unfortunately, the stability of his current job discouraged him from looking into other avenues of employment.
One weekend, during the summer of 1977, Jerry attended a house party. Throughout the evening, it became painfully obvious that the dance music would not play continuously on the home stereo system. While watching the beleaguered host fumble through an assortment of tapes and records, Jerry was inspired with a new business idea. After careful planning, he invested some of his money into professional audio equipment. His purchases included two turntables, an audio mixer, a microphone, two speakers, amplifier, tape deck, and an assortment of various records. Soon he began marketing his new idea to the public as an affordable alternative to live bands. Specializing in wedding receptions and working from the garage of his home, Jerry had created a market niche that would spawn the San Francisco Bay Area’s original mobile disc jockey service!
Predictably, competition arose from others wishing to copy the novelty of the idea. Motivated to build his advantage over these other upstarts, Jerry continued to reinvest his money into more marketing and equipment. By 1985, the success and demand for his business had grown substantially. No longer working from a garage, Jerry’s operation now required a full-time office staff and two warehouses to store his equipment and growing record library. At its peak, the company was regularly booking gigs for fifteen sound systems. The average DJ employee for Jerry performed 2-3 times per week. With over fifty employees and a fleet of ten full-size vans, Jerry had built the largest mobile DJ company in Northern California!
In 1986, my senior year in high school, I had the privilege of joining Jerry’s team .
New employees were basically recruited as entry-level road crew, before they earned an opportunity to become a DJ. The road crew was responsible for transporting and setting up the equipment and assisting the DJ at the gig. Due to the volume of shows the business was generating, a “roadie” job provided an excellent opportunity work with different DJs and learn their styles and techniques. As a result, everyone associated with the company learned and benefited from the early experience of Jerry and his original core of DJs.
Unfortunately, in 1989, Jerry contracted cancer and became very sick. The stress of running his business eventually became too much for him. Jerry bravely fought for his life, his family, and his business before eventually passing away in January of 1990. During his relatively short life, Jerry helped train many people to become professional mobile DJs. This training, experience, and opportunity provided by Jerry inspired myself and many others to continue in his work.
In 1991, I founded DJ’S AND MC’S, LLC. Several of the original employees from Jerry’s company helped me on my journey as a DJ and I am still friends with many of them today. Since the beginning, our mission was always to offer the customer with a reliable, customized, and quality DJ service. We’ve always taken great pride in arriving on time with a plan for success and a commitment to carry it out… regardless of any obstacles. As a result, DJ’S AND MCS, LLC has built an impeccable record for delivering many memorable performances.
I will always be very thankful to Jerry for the training, experience, and opportunity he provided me early in my career. Future postings of “DJ AUTHORITY” are dedicated to his memory and will contain stories of past adventures, DJ profiles, wedding and event planning advice, music charts, DJ equipment reviews, upcoming events, and other various DJ related subjects.
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself, this party has just begun…
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This party was... AMAZING!