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DJ Dave Lawson

Oak Park , MI
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LOCATION

Oak Park, MI US 48237

PHONE

734-717-2685

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ABOUT US

Dave Lawson is an experienced, reliable and professional vinyl DJ in the Detroit area. Over the past several years, he has created played records at weddings, corporate events,... Read more
Dave Lawson is an experienced, reliable and professional vinyl DJ in the Detroit area. Over the past several years, he has created played records at weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, and private parties. He can suit his music and setup based on your needs. Though he has the ability to play any song digitally on demand, Dave plays mostly vinyl records from his large personal collection. He specializes in Motown, soul and early r&b, but his collection also includes timeless dance floor hits through the ages, plus indie favorites, disco, classic country, and forgotten gems. Contact Dave and he'll be happy to work with you to make the night's music the perfect playlist for your wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Dance, Motown, Oldies, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
I tend to lean towards the feel-good dance music of the 60s, 70s and 80s, with an emphasis on Motown. That said, I sprinkle modern hits in the mix as well, and I'm happy to customize the night's playlist as much as the couple would like. I can play most requests on demand thanks to the good ol' internet.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No
What is your usual attire?
Black suit and tie
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, unless it is a very unique request (for example, a song they recorded themselves)
How many other DJs do you work with?
None
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Two hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Sure
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Definitely.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I don't have any fancy lighting at this time, but if it's important to you I could probably work something out.
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?
Generally 90 minute setup, depending on how easy it is to load into the venue area. I generally request two rectangular tables to set up on.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I am available to MC for special announcements throughout the wedding at the couple's request.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Actually this is a problem I have never had before, but I would imagine that I would motivate the crowd by playing a song that would make them want to dance.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I generally can arrange my meals and breaks so that the DJing continues uninterrupted. I am used to being offered a meal, but if it is not, no problem; just let me know and I can pack my own meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes, any breaks will generally go unnoticed.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have other DJ friends I could ask to fill-in if an emergency were to arise (which has never happened).
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If it is more than 45 minutes away, I would include gas cost into the price. If farther than two hours away, I would consider the additional cost of a cheap hotel room.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
1/3 of the agreed payment up front.

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Katherine
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6/30/2012
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Dave is undoubtedly an amazing DJ with great taste in music. We were lucky enough to have Dave DJ our wedding and reception, and he was awesome! From the very first time we met, Dave really took the time to understand both our wedding day vision and the type of music was important to us. Dave ultimately created an incredible and personalized set list that captured both what we wanted and a some fantastic surprises of his own.

During our reception he played motown and soul - all on vinyl! Our guests still tell us that it was hands down the best music they had ever heard at a wedding! It really was a great dance party, and Dave even had non-dancers doing moves that they didn't even know they could do!

Throughout the day, he went above and beyond to help with our entire event. He was one of the first people there in the morning, and one of the last to leave. Dave is extremely professional, easy going and creative, and we now consider him a friend. When he played "Save the Last Dance for Me" at the end, we were really sad that our day was over, but "Oh So Happy" that Dave had created the perfect soundtrack for our wedding.

-Katherine and Adam
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