Pro DJ/Event Emcee/Announcer
Every type and style of event is different.
So when you want a DJ with the deep knowledge to manage any type, who can create the atmosphere -with music, announcements & style...
when it's the artistry and experience you want... You want Craig Sutton
DJ/Music Stylist, Event Emcee/ Announcer, Event Planner/Manager (and oh yes,) Small business owner. And it's combined with my background in the hospitality industry. This is my full time 24/7/365 career, Not a side thing.
Having acquired an amazing amount of experience along the way, I want to share with you my understanding of the business, my philosophy as a DJ and my core values, working in partnership with my clients:
Whatever the event, large or small- a corporate, private or public event, gala or wedding, retail or festival, or a small birthday party.... it's customizing//tailoring the music and level of interaction to the audience. No matter though, whose event it is...
it's personal. To you. And yes, to me.
We've all heard the phrase: 'the DJ can make or break the event'. Knowing the pressure to make each event successful, having the high-standards I do, even though its not technically-mine, I take each event personally.
Unfortunately when people hear DJ, (not knowing my experience) they sometimes think one or more of the following:
-The 'Cheesy' DJ ... The 'Loud, obnoxious' DJ... The 'I’m the show' DJ... The 'Reserved almost too-quiet' DJ... The 'Doesn’t know how to turn down the music' DJ
The 'Kid with a laptop full of music' DJ... The 'Rave' DJ... The 'EDM' DJ... The List goes on….
True. There are many- who are one or more of the above. And that’s why it’s so important to discover the ones who have the experience and take it seriously to make your event a success!
- Style the music to create the desired atmosphere and set the mood for each & every event.
- READ-RECOGNIZE-RESPOND. Observe, intuitively-read and tap into the musical tastes of their guests
- Understand and apply just the right amount of interaction on the microphone
- Work in partnership with clients, event planners, venue managers and all event players to ensure a successful event.
Now, you might find it strange (even stupid) I even tell people ‘I’m hired all the time for events and NO ONE DANCES! ‘What? You’re a DJ and no one danced?’ Right! It depends on the event specs and the objectives.
A well-known resort in Chatham MA Cape Cod was having a pretty cool cocktail party and wanted me to set the atmosphere with music. The objective was to curate and style the music, in such a way to match the mood desired while keeping it as a background so people could hear and have conversations.
The modern and well-rounded pro DJ is able to design and control the tempo of the music. Having a Live DJ in view enhances the experience, and like a knowledgeable bartender/mixologist creating cocktails- the pro DJ /music stylist blends & mixes with music and flavors. And the Atmosphere? Music sets it. Next time you’re in a boutique hotel or hip lounge, or a restaurant, listen up. If it puts you in the right mood, it’s been done right.
And I promise, when I’m the DJ, I’ll be a good influence…..
- Music influences
- Music complements
- Music motivates
So many weddings, corporate events, fashion shows, schools, retail events, country clubs, malls, upscale and/or relaxed in hotels, private homes, venues, theatres, malls, retail stores and race courses. From Marblehead MA to the waterfront in Boston, Back Bay & Beacon Hill to Providence RI, to Chatham, Harwichport, Hyannis, the shores of Cape Cod, entertaining everywhere in New England.
So many weddings, corporate events, fashion shows, schools, retail events, upscale and/or relaxed in hotels, private homes, venues, theatres, malls, retail stores and race course. From Marblehead MA to the waterfront in Boston, Back Bay & Beacon Hill to Providence RI, to Chatham, Harwichport, Hyannis, the shores of Cape Cod, entertaining everywhere in New England.