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Mitch Fortune Productions

Asheville , NC
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LOCATION

Merrimon Ave
Asheville, NC US 28801 (map)

PHONE

828-279-6957

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ABOUT US

I have been in the mobile and club DJ business for over 10 years. In that time, I became one of the most recognized local DJ’s in Asheville. I am not your average mobile DJ, as I have... Read more
I have been in the mobile and club DJ business for over 10 years. In that time, I became one of the most recognized local DJ’s in Asheville. I am not your average mobile DJ, as I have worked for years in nightclubs perfecting my abilities and skills as a DJ and an MC. I only use top of the line equipment for professional sound clarity and quality. I pride myself on providing executive level service to all of my clients. I have a fully scalable arsenal of sound equipment to adequately handle parties of any size. As an accomplished wedding professional, I have a capable knowledge of all the intricacies of reception protocols and traditions, and I believe that only proper planning will result in an event that will leave my clients happy and satisfied. I am a full service event entertainment provider and can provide music for your ceremony and reception, as well as lighting, video projection, and other services to take your event to the next level. I realize that no two events are ever alike, and work with my clients to create an upbeat, classy, and unique event. I also work with my clients on their schedules, striving to respect them and their time. I take pride in being the sole proprietor and DJ for Mitch Fortune Productions, and will never trust another DJ with my reputation. I am with you from the time we sign the contract, through the planning process, and I am the DJ that will show up to your wedding. Please feel free to contact me for a no obligation consult, and I look forward to creating a fantastic event for you.

For more information email me at: djfortune500@gmail.com

or give me a call at: 1-828-279-6957

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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, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
The best term to describe my style is genre surfing. I play a little bit of everything mixing seamlessly from one genre to the next. It is my goal to play a little bit of everything so I have your 92 year old grandmother out on the floor beside your 14 year old cousin. I do not limit myself to particular styles or genres of music. I will play just about anything as long as it gets people dancing. The hallmarks of my style is seamless mixing and polished performance with no cheese in my microphone work.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
In a six hour event I can usually work in between 120-200 songs. Can you request what all of those are? Absolutely, but I usually encourage couples to pick 20 or so must plays and then leave the rest up to me, letting me do my thing and make people dance and have fun.
What is your usual attire?
When I arrive I will probably be wearing something light and casual like a polo shirt and jeans or tan shorts, especially if your event is outdoors in the middle of summer. Once I have loaded in and set up I will change into more formal attire. Hauling hundreds of pounds of equipment in dress clothes just doesn't work. For your actual event, I opt for black on black on black. Tuxedos, in my mind, are for those in the wedding party. I opt for black slacks, a black dress shirt, a black tie, black vest, black shoes, and black jacket. If your wedding is more casual I may opt for something more fitting for the feel of the wedding, but I will allow you to have final approval. At my most casual it will be the southern tuxedo: A Seersucker suit.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I have been working as a D.J. for 15 years, and have almost everything you could ever request. I will do everything I can to legally obtain the songs that you request if I don't have them already. I do not charge clients to obtain music if it is not in my library. Should I not be able to find the specific song via legal sources, I will ask if you can provide it. I can only remember one time that this has ever happened.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I am a one man operation. I do not feel the need to add DJ's to my company, and then risk them with my reputation. Other companies see more DJ's as more gigs, and more money. I simply do not want to risk putting my name and reputation in another DJ's hands. I pride my business on working one on one with my clients, and providing superior service, and I just don't feel I could do that if I had other DJ's working for me. Also, I have spent 15 years perfecting my DJ skills and abilities to create smooth running events, and I just cannot teach or train those skills overnight to add more DJs to my company.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
My standard package includes anywhere from 2 up to 6 hours of "play" or "on air" time.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes. You will meet with me, having planning consults with me, and also I will be the guy who shows up at your event.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I have done several Latin/Hispanic weddings over the years.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely, and I encourage them to do so.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Of course. I use only top of the line equipment from makers such as Pioneer, Yamaha, JBL, Sure, etc. I also carry back up equipment as well.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I offer two lighting packages. One is a nightclub style light show, the other is LED up-lighting (also called light-scaping). I also offer video projection, monogram projection, additional sound systems for ceremonies or additional rooms, etc.
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?
Usually an hour if I am just doing music. Two hours if I am doing lighting as well. I do ask the client to have the venue set up a table for me to set up on, but can bring one if neccessary.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I only require space to set up the speakers and stands, as well as space to set up lighting if opted for.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, absolutely not. That is why they created business cards!
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do not talk between songs. MC wise, I will handle all introductions and special moments during the evening such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc., but other than that, I do what I am paid to do, play and mix music and make people dance.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
They will be dancing. Having worked in clubs for years, I can read a room, and know what will get people up and on the dance floor, no matter how old or young the are. I do not need to be tacky and hound people over the microphone 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 do not take breaks the whole night. If you want to provide a meal, great I will appreciate it. If not, I will make other arrangements. Usually I do not have time to eat during an event anyways.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Like I said, no breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a network of DJ's that I work with who can step in if needed, but I have never not made it to a gig!
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, one is all you can really do in a day.
What is your overtime rate?
$25 per 15 minutes.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Depending on the location of the event I do. If it is more than 30 miles from Asheville, I charge fifty cents a mile after the initial 30. If the event is over 3 hours one way from Asheville, I also charge for a hotel room.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
I charge a 50% retainer for events, and use a standard contract for events. Deposits are 75% refundable up to 60 days before the event. After 60 days, refund terms are spelled out in the contract.

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Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
First I want to say that Mitch was not my DJ- he was already booked so he suggested a new DJ at his company, Craig Loveland, do our wedding instead.

We had a great reception- everyone danced and had a good time- but it wasn't great DJing. There were silent pauses between songs, he picked some songs I don't consider good to dance too, he let some songs play too long (like Cha Cha slide) while some were cut off short (we didn't get the "little bit louder now" part of Shout, for example).
He also played most of my "must plays" during dinner, when you could barely hear them! I wanted to dance to them! I'm pretty bummed we didn't get to dance to Wagon Wheel. It's a really popular one in my group of friends.
He also didn't add the energy I would have wanted. In the "dedications" section, I listed a Taylor Swift song that was going to be funny to embarrass our groomsmen to- When I went over this with Craig, I wanted him to joke with him and hand him a mic- instead he just played the song and called the groomsman's name.

Again, it was a good party. I had a great time and so did everyone else, but if I could do it again I would have chosen a different DJ.
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Mitch was our DJ for our January wedding reception at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. Everyone had the best time and we were so surprised at the amount of people on the dance floor. Mitch was responsive when we requested changes in the songs or adjustments to the timeline. My guests told me that they liked all the music and the evening appeared to flow seamlessly. The thing we liked the most was the online portal where we could make all of our song requests and submit timeline information. Mitch even scheduled a meeting with us to discuss our vision for our wedding reception. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ for our wedding reception!
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Julie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Mitch is amazing! If you want to have everyone dancing and having a good time then Mitch is the DJ for you! He was super easy to work with, he is great at what he does, and he is genuinely a kind person which is rare these days. I have nothing but good things to say about Mitch, his website is super easy to use and navigate, he is an incredibly prompt and effective communicator, and he is patient when helping a bride plan her big day. Mitch has been my favorite wedding service vendor from day one. He exceeded all of my expectations plus more. In fact I moved my wedding date to a day that he had open just to work with him! Just perfect.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mitch is a pro. From planning, to production, to performance. The ceremony music was flawless. The dance floor was packed all night. The feedback we got about Mitch was unanimous, extraordinarily positive, and coming from everybody: the family, the guests, the catering staff, even the two groomesmen who are professional DJs, one from each coast were singing his praises. There's no shortage of things for couples to worry about on the big day. Mitch isn't one of them. Booking Mitch was one of the best decisions we made.
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S
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Mitch did a wonderful job on the music for our wedding reception! Everyone loved the music, and people were on the dance floor all night. Mitch was so organized and met with us several times prior to the wedding to help us determine the order of events at the reception. He ensured that everything went smoothly and all the dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. happened on time. We are so appreciative of Mitch's organization and professionalism - he made our wedding day great, and we would recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome wedding DJ!
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Howard
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm a musician, an audio engineer, and had a very specific vibe, feel, mix I was hoping for. But I also wanted someone I could trust that would do whatever was needed (including veto me if it would keep more people on the dance floor). I had been researching all over the knot, wedding bee, overall internet searches, and more and wasn't finding ANYTHING CLOSE to what I wanted. Then I found Mitch. Everything I was hoping for and more. Great communications, professionalism, responsiveness. He got to know us and what we wanted - what mattered most to US - and executed against that perfectly. Even gave some great suggestions to moving our reception schedule around a bit....his suggestions were spot on. We had the event of a lifetime and Mitch was a huge part of helping make that happen. No reservations. Would be happy to be a reference as needed.
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Chris
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Mitch delivered on every promise he made about his services from the initial viewing of his website right up through the day of the event. He conducted our wedding reception MC and DJ responsibilities at a 5 star level. We received the highest compliments from all of our guests about how much fun the reception and celebration was and Mitch was an integral part of making that happen. His quick responses, availability to help and planning tools made planning a breeze. Book Mitch with confidence and say goodbye to any worries about your wedding reception/celebration being anything other than extraordinary.
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Alexis
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Mitch. He was very organized and always quick to respond. Mitch has a client portal where you can organize all the details of the day which makes it very easy for both of you. He had great suggestions, but also listened to what we wanted for the day. His pricing was very reasonable.

Most importantly, he had everyone on the dance floor all night!! He played a great mix of songs, including the ones we wanted to hear and read the crowd really well to keep everyone dancing.

Overall, I was extremely happy that we selected him as our DJ for our wedding reception.
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Frank
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Very professional, extremely organized, and able to get the crowd going. Great DJ. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Mitch did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was on top of everything we had asked for and was very professional. He played all our favorite songs and was able to get everyone up on the dance floor. the lighting he provided looked beautiful with all our flowers and colors. I could not have asked for a better DJ.
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Christy
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Mitch was super awesome! He took all of my special requests and when I became too drunk later in the evening, he talked me out of listening to MMMMbop by Hanson....for a second time. :) Highly recommend! He was great to have as part of our special day!
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Mitch Fortune is an EXCELLENT DJ and an AMAZING individual!!! We couldn't have been more pleased with him and his sercives. He truly went above and beyond for us! At the last minute (5 days before the wedding) our reception vendor cancelled and Mitch was not only flexible but he referred me to a new vendor for our reception, and Mitch even set-up our cake for us! Everyone I have talked to about him said that they have never known another DJ that would go the lengths that Mitch did to ensure that our day was perfect....and our day was perfect!

You cannot go wrong choosing Mitch Fortune as your DJ!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The DJ was what I was most worried about while planning our wedding, but Mitch made everything easy. The music was perfect and everyone had a great time, the dance floor was packed all night! Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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Scott
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Mitch was great. He could not have been better to work with leading up to or the day of our wedding. He takes as much or little direction as one wants to give. He had far more people out on the floor dancing than I expected.
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Jason
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing DJ! Played great music and kept people dancing all night. Very organized and responsive to all requests and questions. Would highly recommend Mitch for any wedding reception.
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Deiah
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! Mitch was perfect for our event, needing very little guidance and. Playing to the crowd!
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