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Chuck Lawson - Wedding & Event Music

Destin , FL

LOCATION

P O Box 1582
Destin, FL 32540 US (map)

PHONE

850-496-7230

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Perfect Music for your Perfect Coastal Wedding!

Live Music & DJ!

The Perfect Live Music & DJ for your Perfect Coastal Wedding! Award Winning, Professional... Read more
The Perfect Music for your Perfect Coastal Wedding!

Live Music & DJ!

The Perfect Live Music & DJ for your Perfect Coastal Wedding! Award Winning, Professional Musician & DJ Chuck Lawson, is experienced with the unique requirements of Beach Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Private Parties, Festivals, and other Special Events. Fun, Exciting, & Entertaining! Beautiful Steel Drums or Guitar for your Ceremony! Then, for your Reception, Chuck provides full service DJ and performs Live Solo One Man Band using Guitar, Steel Drums, & Voice! The Best of Both Live Music & DJ for the price of One! He also offers his Live Duo, Trio, & full Band with full DJ service! Chuck provides a wide variety of live musical styles including Caribbean, Calypso, Reggae, Rock, Country, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Dance, Hip Hop, & More that appeal to all ages. Everyone hears music they know & love. Everyone! Chuck's fun & entertaining performances will help make your Wedding & Party a great success! Professional, Unique, & Memorable! Book Chuck today & Capture the Coastal Magic!

Chuck is your Music and... Chuck is your PARTY! Book Chuck today!

Contact me at 850.496.7230 or chuck@chucklawson.com or visit my web site at www.chucklawson.com for more information!

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Band , DJ , Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Calypso, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Coastal Dressy Casual
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Music performance demos and videos are located on-line and on my web site!
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes. A fee may apply.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1 to 1.5 hours
How much space do you usually require?
8 feet x 12 feet
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes, at Events, not at Weddings.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I provide and include stage lights and fun dance floor lights!
 If needed, for a small fee, I can provide an outdoor "Beach Sound System" with lavaliere microphones to allow all guests to hear the Officiant, Bride, and Groom during the ceremony!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, I am more than happy to act as the EmCee for the event! I also make comments between songs to help involve everyone in the evenings festivities and keep the party going!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
With many years experience, I have very effective ways of motivating the crowd. Fundamentally, I involve everyone in the evenings activities from the beginning. Young, old, and everyone inbetween! I also provide music everyone loves to hear, dance, and party to.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually do not take a break. The party goes until the time ends!!! However, if needed, I plan live performance breaks around the evenings special activities and my full service DJ presentations.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, I provide a fun, full service DJ mix of music to keep the party going!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
I have several professional musicians on call in case of just such an occurance!
What is your overtime rate?
Solo - $150 per hour Duo- $250 per hour Trio - $350 per hour 4 Piece Band - $450 per hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
My travel fees are determined by the specific requirements of the trip and location of the performance.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
I require a signed contract and reservation fee of 50% to secure the date. The balance is due one month before performance.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar
What is your usual attire?
Coastal Dressy Casual
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Music performance demos and videos are located on-line and on my web site! Please be aware that I also perform on the Caribbean Steel Drums!!!
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
 If needed, for a small fee, I can provide an outdoor "Beach Sound System" with lavaliere microphones to allow all guests to hear the Officiant, Bride, and Groom during the ceremony!
How much space do you usually require?
5 foot x 5 foot area
 If needed, for a small fee, I can provide an outdoor "Beach Sound System" with lavaliere microphones to allow all guests to hear the Officiant, Bride, and Groom during the ceremony!
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
My travel fees are determined by the specific requirements of the trip and location of the performance.

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Full Service DJ - Fun, Engaging, and Entertaining without all the chatter. Experienced professional programing of music to ensure that everyone at an event hears the music they know and love to make it your event a true success!!!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
In order to allow everyone to hear their requested music at the event, I advise the Bride and/or client to give me a list of up to 10 of their "must have songs". This will allow time for me to accommodate others requests at the event.
What is your usual attire?
Coastal Dressy Casual
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I will acquire and purchase the requested songs! ( if they are available )
How many other DJs do you work with?
It is just me. In the event of an emergency, I have several colleges that I can call to fill in. I have never had to do this! You can count on me to be there!!!
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I have a 3 hour minimum charge.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes
Do you bring your own equipment?
Absolutely!!! Very high-end, professional equipment!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I provide and include stage lights and fun dance floor lights!
 If needed, for a small fee, I can provide an outdoor "Beach Sound System" with lavaliere microphones to allow all guests to hear the Officiant, Bride, and Groom during the ceremony!
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
1 hour to 1.5 hours
 I provide my own DJ Booth!!! No table needed.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
8 foot x 12 foot area
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
I display a banner at events and festivals. Never at a wedding.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes, I am more than happy to act as the EmCee for the event! I also make comments between songs to help involve everyone in the evenings festivities and keep the party going! However, never too much chatter!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
With many years experience, I have very effective ways of motivating the crowd. Fundamentally, I involve everyone in the evenings activities from the beginning. Young, old, and everyone inbetween! I also provide music everyone loves to hear, dance, and party to.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually do not take a break. The party goes until the time ends!!!
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes! I provide a fun, full service DJ mix of music to keep the party going!
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have several professional DJs on call in case of just such an occurance!
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No
What is your overtime rate?
Depending upon variables, it is $100 - $150 for each additional hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
My travel fees are determined by the specific requirements of the trip and location of the performance.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
I require a signed contract and reservation fee of 50% to secure the date. The balance is due one month before performance.

REVIEWS

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Tracy
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Chuck did a wonderful job and our guests had a blast. He is a good communicator, is versatile and talented and can incorporate your favorite songs. He was a great coach and we took his expert advice on music selection and are glad we did. The music flowed, and he had our sedentary guests up and dancing. Plus, he is a sweetheart of a guy.--Tracy and Marty,
Chuck did a wonderful job and our guests had a blast. He is a good communicator, is versatile and talented and can Read more...
Chuck did a wonderful job and our guests had a blast. He is a good communicator, is versatile and talented and can incorporate your favorite songs. He was a great coach and we took his expert advice on music selection and are glad we did. The music flowed, and he had our sedentary guests up and dancing. Plus, he is a sweetheart of a guy.--Tracy and Marty, Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Laura
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome!!!!! Chuck read the crowd and made the evening perfect. Everything he did was perfectly on cue and expertly done. He danced, sang, played the steel drums the guitar and the smile on his face the whole night was electric. I loved him. Thanks Chuck
Awesome!!!!! Chuck read the crowd and made the evening perfect. Everything he did was perfectly on cue and expertly done. Read more...
Awesome!!!!! Chuck read the crowd and made the evening perfect. Everything he did was perfectly on cue and expertly done. He danced, sang, played the steel drums the guitar and the smile on his face the whole night was electric. I loved him. Thanks Chuck Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Karen
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Chuck is amazing! He wants your event to be successful! He prides himself on delivering his very best! We hired him for our daughters wedding. Wasn't sure if our crowd would get up and dance. Chuck had us dancing and having a blast! If we have any events in the future I would not hesitate to hire Chuck again and again! True professional! Thank you Chuck!
Chuck is amazing! He wants your event to be successful! He prides himself on delivering his very best! We hired him for Read more...
Chuck is amazing! He wants your event to be successful! He prides himself on delivering his very best! We hired him for our daughters wedding. Wasn't sure if our crowd would get up and dance. Chuck had us dancing and having a blast! If we have any events in the future I would not hesitate to hire Chuck again and again! True professional! Thank you Chuck! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Chuck is AMAZING!!! He got out on the dance floor and taught everyone to wobble! I highly recommend chuck! We had a blast at my wedding! He made our ceremony very special with his music! I never dreamed I would walk down the aisle with steel drums playing or have a conch shell blown!!
Chuck is AMAZING!!! He got out on the dance floor and taught everyone to wobble! I highly recommend chuck! We had a blast Read more...
Chuck is AMAZING!!! He got out on the dance floor and taught everyone to wobble! I highly recommend chuck! We had a blast at my wedding! He made our ceremony very special with his music! I never dreamed I would walk down the aisle with steel drums playing or have a conch shell blown!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Having Chuck as the musician/DJ for our wedding made it so spectacular! He played the steel drums for our ceremony and added a very memorable touch (a surprise for your guests!!)
During dinner and the reception, he DJ'd. He managed the events of the evening flawlessly. He kept things moving and made sure the focus was on us at all the right times.

We started the party with a conga line to get everyone up and on the dance floor. He read the crowd very well and played songs that kept the crowd dancing. During the evening, he even taught my 83 year old grandma The Wobble. That is a memory I will never forget in my entire life! One, I'm sure would not have happened with any other DJ.

I received so many compliments that ours was the most fun wedding reception that our guests had been to. In comparison to the weddings I have been to lately, Chuck took away so much stress I have seen other brides bearing. My wife and I just got to enjoy our family and friends the whole evening.

I would strongly recommend Chuck for his versatility and professionalism. He really made our wedding & reception memorable.
Having Chuck as the musician/DJ for our wedding made it so spectacular! He played the steel drums for our ceremony and Read more...
Having Chuck as the musician/DJ for our wedding made it so spectacular! He played the steel drums for our ceremony and added a very memorable touch (a surprise for your guests!!)
During dinner and the reception, he DJ'd. He managed the events of the evening flawlessly. He kept things moving and made sure the focus was on us at all the right times.

We started the party with a conga line to get everyone up and on the dance floor. He read the crowd very well and played songs that kept the crowd dancing. During the evening, he even taught my 83 year old grandma The Wobble. That is a memory I will never forget in my entire life! One, I'm sure would not have happened with any other DJ.

I received so many compliments that ours was the most fun wedding reception that our guests had been to. In comparison to the weddings I have been to lately, Chuck took away so much stress I have seen other brides bearing. My wife and I just got to enjoy our family and friends the whole evening.

I would strongly recommend Chuck for his versatility and professionalism. He really made our wedding & reception memorable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Lieta
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Chuck was great! I didn't have to do a thing but enjoy my daughters wedding.Had a blast! I highly recommend him for your beach wedding and reception.
Chuck was great! I didn't have to do a thing but enjoy my daughters wedding.Had a blast! I highly recommend him for your Read more...
Chuck was great! I didn't have to do a thing but enjoy my daughters wedding.Had a blast! I highly recommend him for your beach wedding and reception. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jillian
Wedding:
10/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I book and coordinate weddings for a living and I have seen DJ's and entertainers either make or break an event! I truly believe that entertainment/DJ should be at the top of your budget priority list when planning a wedding. There are some scary DJ's out there (believe me, I've witnessed it), and Chuck is not one of them! He does a fantastic job! He is professional and upbeat without being aggressive and overbearing, which is why I chose him to provide sound equipment and play the acoustic guitar for my wedding ceremony! As expected, he was amazing! My guests loved him! i will definitely recommend him to any bride/groom!
I book and coordinate weddings for a living and I have seen DJ's and entertainers either make or break an event! I truly Read more...
I book and coordinate weddings for a living and I have seen DJ's and entertainers either make or break an event! I truly believe that entertainment/DJ should be at the top of your budget priority list when planning a wedding. There are some scary DJ's out there (believe me, I've witnessed it), and Chuck is not one of them! He does a fantastic job! He is professional and upbeat without being aggressive and overbearing, which is why I chose him to provide sound equipment and play the acoustic guitar for my wedding ceremony! As expected, he was amazing! My guests loved him! i will definitely recommend him to any bride/groom! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Out of all of our vendors we used for our wedding day, Chuck was by far the most friendly and easy to work with. He gave us extremely high quality customer service. Everybody who attended our wedding ceremony and reception commented on his ability to keep a high level of energy throughout the entire evening. If you're looking for a musician who knows what he is doing, choose Chuck!!
Out of all of our vendors we used for our wedding day, Chuck was by far the most friendly and easy to work with. He gave Read more...
Out of all of our vendors we used for our wedding day, Chuck was by far the most friendly and easy to work with. He gave us extremely high quality customer service. Everybody who attended our wedding ceremony and reception commented on his ability to keep a high level of energy throughout the entire evening. If you're looking for a musician who knows what he is doing, choose Chuck!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Juliana
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I am a bride from Georgia and Chuck was referred to me because I wanted Steel Drums during my ceremony and he is also a DJ for the reception. Everything was exceptional. He was so timely with all of our correspondence and very professional. He had everyone dancing throughout the entire night and I really, really enjoyed having him as our MC/DJ/Musician!! I would recommend him to anyone.
I am a bride from Georgia and Chuck was referred to me because I wanted Steel Drums during my ceremony and he is also a DJ Read more...
I am a bride from Georgia and Chuck was referred to me because I wanted Steel Drums during my ceremony and he is also a DJ for the reception. Everything was exceptional. He was so timely with all of our correspondence and very professional. He had everyone dancing throughout the entire night and I really, really enjoyed having him as our MC/DJ/Musician!! I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Taryn
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
DO NOT DELAY - BOOK CHUCK LAWSON TODAY!

I have to admit that as my wedding day approached, I was apprehensive about not having hired a band, but I had NO reason to worry whatsoever! When I initially contacted Chuck, I told him that I wanted to hire his entire retinue of performers because I wanted a "band" feel for our reception. Chuck talked me into hiring him as a one-man-showband, advising that it was frivolous to spend the money just to have more people on stage. I have to say, he was spot on! And we were able to spend the savings on more champagne for our guests! Win-win :)

We had a VERY diverse group of guests at our wedding - from tamer, low-key family members to crazy, wild, dance-ready friends - and Chuck's talents got EVERYONE on the dance floor, moving and grooving and having a BALL! I think I danced the entire night!

Also, having Chuck perform at our ceremony was PERFECT! Everyone loved the steel drums and I really enjoyed having the conch shell sound for my grand entrance! We had so many compliments on our "two" performers - the steel drum player on the beach and the DJ at the reception. Our guests were shocked when I informed them that they were one and the same!

Chuck is awesome!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
DO NOT DELAY - BOOK CHUCK LAWSON TODAY!

I have to admit that as my wedding day approached, I was apprehensive Read more...
DO NOT DELAY - BOOK CHUCK LAWSON TODAY!

I have to admit that as my wedding day approached, I was apprehensive about not having hired a band, but I had NO reason to worry whatsoever! When I initially contacted Chuck, I told him that I wanted to hire his entire retinue of performers because I wanted a "band" feel for our reception. Chuck talked me into hiring him as a one-man-showband, advising that it was frivolous to spend the money just to have more people on stage. I have to say, he was spot on! And we were able to spend the savings on more champagne for our guests! Win-win :)

We had a VERY diverse group of guests at our wedding - from tamer, low-key family members to crazy, wild, dance-ready friends - and Chuck's talents got EVERYONE on the dance floor, moving and grooving and having a BALL! I think I danced the entire night!

Also, having Chuck perform at our ceremony was PERFECT! Everyone loved the steel drums and I really enjoyed having the conch shell sound for my grand entrance! We had so many compliments on our "two" performers - the steel drum player on the beach and the DJ at the reception. Our guests were shocked when I informed them that they were one and the same!

Chuck is awesome!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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