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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services

Tallahassee , FL
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LOCATION

2805 Misty Garden Circle
Tallahassee, FL US 32303 (map)

PHONE

850-284-5812

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Keith has been a singer and DJ in the Tallahassee community for several years. Well known for his "Karaoke with Keith" shows around town, he is a highly sought-after wedding and party DJ... Read more
Keith has been a singer and DJ in the Tallahassee community for several years. Well known for his "Karaoke with Keith" shows around town, he is a highly sought-after wedding and party DJ as well. He is popular because of his versatility in accommodating most musical tastes, and establishing a classy and festive atmosphere tailored to the wishes of the bride and groom.
(For a sample of Keith's work, catch one of his weekly shows around town!) Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
I'm not a real "talkie" DJ at all. I like to provide my services as inconspicuously as befitting the event. Sometimes the bride and groom want the DJ to hype the crowd, and if that's called for, I can certainly do it, since I have experience doing that in my weekly shows. But for the most part, I try to create a festive atmosphere without taking away from the seriousness of the nuptials.
What is your usual attire?
My usual attire is a nice suit. For outdoor or more casual weddings, I might dress down a bit to bear up in the Tallahassee heat, but always with the bride's permission.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I do my best to provide all requested music. If I can't find something and they happen to have it available, I will gladly play from music provided by them.
How many other DJs do you work with?
It's mainly me, but I do some occasional ventures in conjunction with Greg Tish of GT Entertainment.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I generally charge by the event, and not by the hour. I've done parties that lasted as little as 2 hours, so with an hour to set up, and an hour to break down, I need to count 4 hours minimum for scheduling an event.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I prefer that we meet at least once, and maybe a couple of times, if for no other reason than to put the bride's mind at ease and to assure her that the DJ is one thing she can "confidently" check off her list as one less thing to worry about.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
My specialty is being able to play most genres of music. I've worked all sorts of events, from country to salsa to hip-hop, but I'm really adept and knowledgeable with pop, funk, R&B, old school 70's and 80's stuff. I try to set the tone based on what the bride and groom want, and sprinkle my flavoring with their musical desires as a base.
Do you bring your own equipment?
I provide everything except for tables.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I don't generally have lights and bubbles and stuff, but I can have it on hand for an extra fee.
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?
I prefer 2 long tables, and I usually ask that the host or the venue provide them. If they can't then I need to know well enough in advance to provide my own tables for the work area.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I have been squeezed into some of the tightest spots. I can work in confined areas, but everything flows better when I can find my music fast. If I can get to my music selections quickly, it's generally a better party. It helps if my music is sufficiently spread out and organized. some of my music is on computer, but I still spin mostly from CD's.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do this as the couple requires. If I am doing the announcements, they have to provide me with the names of everyone in the bridal party and how they're to be lined up well beforehand. As to the deejaying, I let the music itself establish the flow. If I can help hype the crowd and get the guests on the dance floor by coaxing them into it on the microphone, I do it. But nobody will ever accuse me of talking too much on the microphone.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not require a meal. If I'm offered a plate or asked to eat, I won't turn it down, but it's not required.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
If I have to step away for a minute, the guests will not suffer a break in the music.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
He and his crew are highly demanded DJ's in Tallahssee, so it's rare that I'd get to use them, but Greg and Kevin and the crew from GT Entertainment are my primary back-ups if something should happen that prevents me from fulfilling a contract. I also serve as their back-up if they have too many events for all of them to handle. I love working with them. If none of them is available, I can call on Spotlight Karaoke and DJ's, and Krazy-K Karaoke and DJ's, and I am also a member of TJ's DJ's pool.
What is your overtime rate?
I book by the event. I try not to schedule events back to back, and usually the venues I play in have their own time limitations on when the guests and vendors have to vacate, so overtime is rarely an issue anyway. But unless I have something else scheduled afterwards (such as doing my regular friday evening gig) I won't squabble with the client over playing an extra half an hour to an hour beyond what was previously agreed upon. As long as the guests are having fun, then I consider myself to be doing my job.

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Dina
Wedding:
3/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Keith was the DJ at our wedding and he did a great job. The only complaint we got was the music was to loud but that was coming from my grandmother. He played keep the party going with good music and stayed til the very end when it was just him and the coordinator left. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

I enjoyed myself too guys!! The kids were great. Your families are great! Thanks for having me!
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Debra
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Keith, is someone we plan on working w/for every event we have, he is just that good.
Very accomodating & passionate about what he does.
That's not a combination easily found in todays world, it's good to know people still care how they represent themselves.
I ran off, & forgot all my music for the reception.
Keith never blinked, he just did a very professional job better than I could have hoped for.
*Keith was a blessing - a very genuine person!!!
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

I hope to collaborate soon with you both!! See you soon!
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Jo
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.5/5.0
Keith relates to the guests well and knows how to get the dancing going. Highly recommend Keith. We have used Keith several times for various events and the guest always ask for him to come back!!
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

I appreciate it very much! Hope to work with you again soon!
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rebecca
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Keith was by far the best wedding dj we could have hoped for. he respected our descision of what types of music we would like to have, or not have and read the crowd very well. my number one goal was for all of my guests to be up and dancing and thanks to keith they were. i would highly recomend his services to any and everyone!
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

You're the bomb!! Thanks so much!
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dsh
Wedding:
12/6/2007
4.7/5.0
Keith did a great job in providing services to fit the occasion. He was very professional and price competive. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a DJ!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/28/2007
4.6/5.0
Keith did an awesome job as our DJ. We couldn't have asked for a better person to do that for us. He was friendly, easy to work with, and just did an AWESOME job at djing our wedding.
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

You guys are the bomb! thanks so much!
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tallybride
Wedding:
5/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Keith did a great job. He was very receptive to everything we needed and kept the party atmosphere going.
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Keith Hewitt Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

Thanks, E&J!

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