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Ed McCurdy MC/DJ VJEd

Bangor , ME
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Main Street
Bangor, ME US 04401 (map)

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207-944-8559

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ABOUT US

Ed McCurdy MC/DJ has been in the business since 1992. His premier services include Real EmCee Skills, Event Planning, Music Video Dance Parties, Ultimate Karaoke Show, Wedding Host,... Read more
Ed McCurdy MC/DJ has been in the business since 1992. His premier services include Real EmCee Skills, Event Planning, Music Video Dance Parties, Ultimate Karaoke Show, Wedding Host, Vocal Entertainer, Business Parties Awesome Sound System. And now full computer controlled DMX LED Light show, and Abelton Live Music Studio, Instantaneous Slide Show from your digital pictures, Full Minute to Win It Show with Video BluePrints and Sound Effects. Contact VJEd now and let him help you plan the Event of a lifetime! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Music Video Dance Club, DMX LED Lightshow, Karaoke, EDM (Electronic Digital Music), Master of Ceremonies (EmCee), Game Show Host including Minute to Win It
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
180,000 music, 70,000 Music Video, 50,000 Karaoke. All libraries include all genre of music and updated monthly from paid services
What is your usual attire?
I have an extensive wardrobe including Tuxedo, Formal Dress ware, and various costumes for that theme party.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
only if it can't be purchased through normal channels
How many other DJs do you work with?
I am a one DJ shop, however I have working relationship with other area DJ's for referral basis in case of an emergency with approval of the client... (this has never happened to date)
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Generally 4 hours, but can create the show that anyone would like even if only an hour. I have rarely had any of my events last under 5 hours... people don't want to stop when they are having a good time! I have hosted shows that lasted as long as 12 hours non stop!
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. Even if we are working on a destination wedding or company event long distance I have the capability with WebEx to set up a video conference with all of the key players for planning meetings
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Have done many ethnic and international events, not that they are any particular specialty. I can relate to any culture, I just love people!
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Please Do! It is important for me to continually create the atmosphere that your theme needs. The wrong piece of music can certainly interfere with this.
Do you bring your own equipment?
I bring everything that I need for Videos, Lighting, Sound, Wireless Microphones etc. I can additionally connect to additional TV and Projector Screens onsite as well.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Multiple LED Screens, LED and Dance Lighting, Sound System, Up Lighting, all expertly installed to create jaw dropping atmospheres!
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?
2-3 hours setup time for most events. I usually use an additional table behind my system for organizational reasons, but I have all I need with me for my complete setup.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I can set up in as small a space as 6'x6', and can utilize an entire stage as well. I personally build all of my rigging with flexibility in mind.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
I have a LED Lit from behind Red Carpet Banner that can be personalized with your particular logo in the center and also a Gobo Projector that can be personalized as well. If a function needs that extra bit of class these can be used. If the focus needs to be on some other idea, the lighting can be directed on that instead. It is entirely up to the client.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Each event has its individual needs. For weddings, I make the necessary announcements as required by the Bride that keep the event moving in the direction that she requests. When the dance floor is pumped I interact with the crowd as the music plays, but there will never be dead air. If the event requires quiet music in the background that is what I provide. These are things that will get stipulated during our planning meetings. I also do a lot of Fundraisers, and Corporate events that need special announcements and even actual promotions and commercials read. At live silent auctions, I often go around and promote the items that are up for auction. Each event has its own needs... I have the ability to meet those needs, whatever they are.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
No matter what kind of event, I personally go around to each table or group and connect with the attendees. I find out what kind of music they like, whether they even like to dance or not, and let them know that I am open to requests throughout the evening (if the Client is ok with this). This keeps me connected with the crowd all through the event. I have even played a few events where people just wanted to visit each other and listen to some good music while they did so. If the dance floor is not full, there can be many different reasons, if it is the wrong music, I will find out what music they want. I can control my system from my tablet, so I am not trapped behind my booth. If people want to dance, I will get them out there for sure! Oh, and did I mention that I dance when the moment calls for it. I can also teach line dances, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Gangnam Style, and even the chicken Dance and Macarena.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I tell my clients right from the start, do not provide a meal for me. I am at work, and usually while your meal is being served, I have very important things going on, including visiting your attendees, and creating the next portion of your event. I have done events as long as 12 hours without a break, I drink lots of water, that I bring, and sometimes a protein shake or something. I enjoy my work, and my energy needs to be on 10 at all times... food is sometimes like a sedative, and high energy is contagious.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
There will never be dead air, and oh, did I mention that I don't take breaks?
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
My son DJ'd with me for 6 years, and has other musical aspirations including publishing his own music. He knows my system better than anyone, and once in a while I have him fill in for me at my regular club shows if I have a private event. If he wasn't available in case of an accident or something, I have a great working relationship with the best DJ's in the area. Something will be worked out for the client with their approval of course.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Once in a great while I will do an event before I have a club gig, but for private parties, I only ever book 1 per day.
What is your overtime rate?
I book the event for a contract price, with no time restrictions up to 8 hours. No surprises. I am the first in and the last out.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If the event is farther than an hour away, I will add some to the cost, but will be included in the original quote. Each event has its own needs, and each event will be quoted to meet those needs.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Generally 1/3 deposit at the signing of the contract, depending on the event, other arrangements can apply.

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Chantel & Tommy
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Ed did such a wonderful job as our wedding DJ. He was even able to accommodate our special requests such as playing a music video that I had made as a surprise for my husband, and showing our slide show during our cocktail hour. He was very responsive with any questions I had, and even made a special trip up to check out or reception site. I loved that he interacted with our guests by making the buffet table order a game. Absolutely wonderful job, I would hire him again and again!
Ed did such a wonderful job as our wedding DJ. He was even able to accommodate our special requests such as playing a Read more...
Ed did such a wonderful job as our wedding DJ. He was even able to accommodate our special requests such as playing a music video that I had made as a surprise for my husband, and showing our slide show during our cocktail hour. He was very responsive with any questions I had, and even made a special trip up to check out or reception site. I loved that he interacted with our guests by making the buffet table order a game. Absolutely wonderful job, I would hire him again and again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Ed was very professional and did a great job. Our dayghter's wedding was absolutely beautiful and Ed added to that. He is a great communicator and met with us several times. We would definitely use him again and refer him to our friends and family too. Thanks Ed! ?
Ed was very professional and did a great job. Our dayghter's wedding was absolutely beautiful and Ed added to that. He is Read more...
Ed was very professional and did a great job. Our dayghter's wedding was absolutely beautiful and Ed added to that. He is a great communicator and met with us several times. We would definitely use him again and refer him to our friends and family too. Thanks Ed! ? Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldnt imagine working with a better DJ. He was entertaining, professional, and an excellent communicator. My guests raved about the food, the venue and most of all the DJ. I can't even begin to count the compliments we recieved. Ed made sure all our guests had a great time. There wasn't one person who didn't enjoy the dance floor at least once throughout the night. The song choices were great and everyone had a blast. Ed was also extremely flexible and understanding and for that my husband and I are very thankful. I would give Ed a five star recomendation to anyone I know.
I couldnt imagine working with a better DJ. He was entertaining, professional, and an excellent communicator. My guests Read more...
I couldnt imagine working with a better DJ. He was entertaining, professional, and an excellent communicator. My guests raved about the food, the venue and most of all the DJ. I can't even begin to count the compliments we recieved. Ed made sure all our guests had a great time. There wasn't one person who didn't enjoy the dance floor at least once throughout the night. The song choices were great and everyone had a blast. Ed was also extremely flexible and understanding and for that my husband and I are very thankful. I would give Ed a five star recomendation to anyone I know. Read less
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Ed McCurdy MC/DJ VJEd responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words, your party has generated some wonderful memories for me as well. Thanks for including VJEd in your special day!
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Deb
Wedding:
3/22/2014
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Ed made our special day perfect!! Our goal was to have family and friends join us and just really have a good time! When people begin dancing right after dinner and don't stop until the event ends, that's success!!!! I am so happy that Ed made this celebration stress free and guided us through the evening!! So many comments that guests had a great time!!!!! Hire Ed for your next special event! He is incredible!
Ed made our special day perfect!! Our goal was to have family and friends join us and just really have a good time! When Read more...
Ed made our special day perfect!! Our goal was to have family and friends join us and just really have a good time! When people begin dancing right after dinner and don't stop until the event ends, that's success!!!! I am so happy that Ed made this celebration stress free and guided us through the evening!! So many comments that guests had a great time!!!!! Hire Ed for your next special event! He is incredible! Read less
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Lynnette and Dean
Wedding:
11/16/2013
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If you are looking for someone that does it all, Then you can find that in Ed McCurdy.. He was as helpful as they come. I have been holding a variety events for years and Ed was by far the best there is. Anytime we needed to meet, email with updates or come to the venue to check things out. Ed was more than gracious to accompany anytime.
If you are looking for someone that does it all, Then you can find that in Ed McCurdy.. He was as helpful as they come. I Read more...
If you are looking for someone that does it all, Then you can find that in Ed McCurdy.. He was as helpful as they come. I have been holding a variety events for years and Ed was by far the best there is. Anytime we needed to meet, email with updates or come to the venue to check things out. Ed was more than gracious to accompany anytime. Read less
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Danyette
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Ed was so great! All of my guest said how amazing he was, said how much fun he was, and that he was just like another one of my guest.
He was great to work with. I could call or text or email him whenever I needed something and he would answer right back. I would recommend him to anyone! He also does my works Christmas parties, so I knew he was good!
Ed was so great! All of my guest said how amazing he was, said how much fun he was, and that he was just like another one Read more...
Ed was so great! All of my guest said how amazing he was, said how much fun he was, and that he was just like another one of my guest.
He was great to work with. I could call or text or email him whenever I needed something and he would answer right back. I would recommend him to anyone! He also does my works Christmas parties, so I knew he was good! Read less
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Torrey & Shani
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
As a musician who has played and performed all over the world, I've experienced and worked with numerous DJ's, but ED is truly among the best. He made our wedding reception go absolutely perfect and had a few surprises that we didn't expect to include pictures of the wedding ceremony on a slide show before we had even arrived at the reception. This man is so good that he could charge twice as much and it would be an AWESOME Deal!!! He not only did what he said he was going to do, but he went above and beyond everything that we asked. He has Tons and Tons of music to choose from and even recommended different choices for us. If he doesn't have the music, he'll get it with No Problem. He's energetic and doesn't just DJ, he interacts with the crowd and knows how to keep the party going! I would recommend ED to ANYONE!!! Thank you ED for making our special day so memorable!
As a musician who has played and performed all over the world, I've experienced and worked with numerous DJ's, but ED is Read more...
As a musician who has played and performed all over the world, I've experienced and worked with numerous DJ's, but ED is truly among the best. He made our wedding reception go absolutely perfect and had a few surprises that we didn't expect to include pictures of the wedding ceremony on a slide show before we had even arrived at the reception. This man is so good that he could charge twice as much and it would be an AWESOME Deal!!! He not only did what he said he was going to do, but he went above and beyond everything that we asked. He has Tons and Tons of music to choose from and even recommended different choices for us. If he doesn't have the music, he'll get it with No Problem. He's energetic and doesn't just DJ, he interacts with the crowd and knows how to keep the party going! I would recommend ED to ANYONE!!! Thank you ED for making our special day so memorable! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Ed goes above and beyond the usual duties of a DJ. Our day was very special and a large part of it was directly because of Ed! I'd recommend him to anyone, in fact I already have!
Ed goes above and beyond the usual duties of a DJ. Our day was very special and a large part of it was directly because of Read more...
Ed goes above and beyond the usual duties of a DJ. Our day was very special and a large part of it was directly because of Ed! I'd recommend him to anyone, in fact I already have! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Ed was far more then a DJ. He was a coordinator, landscaper, cheerleader and the life of the party. I've had several people ask if we would have our wedding all over again, and a big part of that request was DJ Ed.
DJ Ed was far more then a DJ. He was a coordinator, landscaper, cheerleader and the life of the party. I've had several Read more...
DJ Ed was far more then a DJ. He was a coordinator, landscaper, cheerleader and the life of the party. I've had several people ask if we would have our wedding all over again, and a big part of that request was DJ Ed. Read less
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Michael & Michelle
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Ed was on site a day early for set up and test equipment with his Son Jacob and to meet with us one last time, Ed was very professional and helped in all the planning stages every step of the way. He had a written plan that we simply plugged in our order and the music we wanted, after a couple meetings we were set for the big day. His Son Jacob did our event while Ed did a great job in getting the information to Jacob and Jacob did a very awesome job on our wedding day! I would recommend Ed and Jacob for your event, they are great guys and connect as people. Very pleased customers :)
Ed was on site a day early for set up and test equipment with his Son Jacob and to meet with us one last time, Ed was very Read more...
Ed was on site a day early for set up and test equipment with his Son Jacob and to meet with us one last time, Ed was very professional and helped in all the planning stages every step of the way. He had a written plan that we simply plugged in our order and the music we wanted, after a couple meetings we were set for the big day. His Son Jacob did our event while Ed did a great job in getting the information to Jacob and Jacob did a very awesome job on our wedding day! I would recommend Ed and Jacob for your event, they are great guys and connect as people. Very pleased customers :) Read less
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