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Shaw Sound Productions

Clearwater , FL

LOCATION

Clearwater, FL US 33759 (map)

PHONE

727-796-3701

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Exciting, entertaining, and always professional. From weddings to corporate affairs, Shaw Sound Productions will make your party truly an event to remember. Shaw Sound Productions is... Read more
Exciting, entertaining, and always professional. From weddings to corporate affairs, Shaw Sound Productions will make your party truly an event to remember. Shaw Sound Productions is headed by owner/entertainer Doug Shaw. Doug is a DJ/MC and party entertainer with over 38 years experience in the Tampa Bay area. He is on the board of directors for the Wedding & Event Professionals of Tampa Bay, a member of the Wedding & Event Gallery, and is currently the President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association.
Shaw Sound Productions has entertainment packages available to fit your needs. We offer ceremony packages, reception/event packages (small to large), video packages (music-slide shows-live camera feeds-and more), lighting, uplighting, and much more. Call us at (727)796-3701, e-mail us at djdougs@ tampabay.rr.com, check out our website at www.shawsoundproductions.com.,or become a fan of Shaw Sound Productions on Facebook. 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:
My DJ "style" is adaptable to my client's needs. I play all types of music. In addition to weddings and corporate events, I am also a nightclub DJ (currently working at Jackson's Bistro-Tampa)
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
The only limits on the music are those that are established by the client. I encourage clients to make requests; as well as to fill out a "do not play" list.
What is your usual attire?
I always wear formal attire; unless told otherwise by my clients.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I will try to buy a requested song if I don't have it. If the song is not available for sale, I will gladly play whatever the client brings to their event.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I am associated with 25 other DJ companies in the Tampa Bay area through my involvement with the American Disc Jockey Association. Extra help is available if needed for larger events.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
A "normal" event is 4 hours or more. Packages are available for under 4 hours; but those are rare.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I insist upon meeting with a potential client before I am hired if at all possible. It is a very important choice for a bride and groom; we need to meet to see if I am the right person for the job.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Always. Creating a do-not-play list is a part of my planning. If a client doesn't want to hear a song, I don't need to play it. There are thousands of other songs to play. It's always about the client.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. What I bring depends on my client's needs.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Small to large sound systems are available; as well as lighting, video screens, music videos, slide shows, live camera, uplighting...basically anything the client needs is available.
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?
Setup time depends upon the equipment needed for the event. Normal setup time is 1 hour and I am always ready to go at least 30 minutes prior to anyone entering the room. If the site doesn't have a table, I can bring one.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Only for the larger video or lighting packages.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do emcee the events that I work. The amount of talk is determined by "reading" the crowd or pre-determined by the client.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
There are a variety of ways to motivate a non-dancing crowd. The bottom line to all of them is interaction. If dancing is important to the client (it is), then I will do whatever will work; based upon my years of experience and "reading" the crowd.
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 other than an occasional bathroom break. If a meal is provided, I am always grateful... I just need to know in advance. If there is no meal, I will eat before the event.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I am a part of the American Disc Jockey Association. We have a hotline setup so that if a DJ can't perform at an event, a suitable backup is quickly found.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No. I believe in giving full attention to one client per day.
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime varies, but on average it is $100 - $150 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel expenses are determined by the event.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
My usual deposit is $300.00.

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Lisa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Doug Shaw is above and beyond most DJs. He was very curteous, knowledgeable, and very much the professional entertainment that makes an event AN EVENT. He really knows his music, and knows how to carry a party's momentum. He kept our reception on track, kept in communication with us (the bride and groom), as well as with other vendors to make sure everything went smoothly.

Doug was referred to us by our caterer (another great vendor!), and we are so lucky to have found such a great entertainer!
Doug Shaw is above and beyond most DJs. He was very curteous, knowledgeable, and very much the professional entertainment Read more...
Doug Shaw is above and beyond most DJs. He was very curteous, knowledgeable, and very much the professional entertainment that makes an event AN EVENT. He really knows his music, and knows how to carry a party's momentum. He kept our reception on track, kept in communication with us (the bride and groom), as well as with other vendors to make sure everything went smoothly.

Doug was referred to us by our caterer (another great vendor!), and we are so lucky to have found such a great entertainer! Read less
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nugentcx1
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Shaw did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding reception! The music was one of the things that I focused on the most during the wedding planning, because I wanted it to be just right so that both my older and younger guests would enjoy themselves. I gave DJ Shaw a list of all the songs in the order I wanted, and on the day of the wedding, he made sure to play each one, and was able to adjust the playlist to keep the dancefloor filled the whole night! All of my friends had a BLAST and danced the whole time! He took requests and even added a few great songs I had not thought of. He was very easy to work with, clearly has many years of experience, and helped us plan each part of our reception. He also did an excellent job keeping the reception moving and it flowed very well - I really liked how he was able to introduce each part of the reception (toasts, first dances, garter/bouquet toss, cake cut, etc), and talked just the right amount. He really knows what he is doing, and I would highly recommend him!
DJ Shaw did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding reception! The music was one of the things that I focused on the most Read more...
DJ Shaw did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding reception! The music was one of the things that I focused on the most during the wedding planning, because I wanted it to be just right so that both my older and younger guests would enjoy themselves. I gave DJ Shaw a list of all the songs in the order I wanted, and on the day of the wedding, he made sure to play each one, and was able to adjust the playlist to keep the dancefloor filled the whole night! All of my friends had a BLAST and danced the whole time! He took requests and even added a few great songs I had not thought of. He was very easy to work with, clearly has many years of experience, and helped us plan each part of our reception. He also did an excellent job keeping the reception moving and it flowed very well - I really liked how he was able to introduce each part of the reception (toasts, first dances, garter/bouquet toss, cake cut, etc), and talked just the right amount. He really knows what he is doing, and I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
He was fantastic!!! He kept everything going smoothly and had a perfect timeline for our night.

He made house visits to go over things with us before the wedding and was so relaxed and professional.

Very knowledgeable about music for younger kids.

We were very impressed!
He was fantastic!!! He kept everything going smoothly and had a perfect timeline for our night.

He made house Read more...
He was fantastic!!! He kept everything going smoothly and had a perfect timeline for our night.

He made house visits to go over things with us before the wedding and was so relaxed and professional.

Very knowledgeable about music for younger kids.

We were very impressed! Read less
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Shaw Sound Productions responded with the following comments:

Amanda & Matt...thank you so much for your kind words. The reception was great because of the two of you. I'm glad that you enjoyed your reception. Congratulations and enjoy your life together.
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joytoy25
Wedding:
4/18/2008
4.6/5.0
We were really grateful to have found Doug. He helped us with song selections and the cocktail hour and dinner music. The day of our wedding, Doug made sure we were taking care of completely. He was so attentive and put us at ease that we were thrilled! He kept the party going and the music playing. We had a video played before we entered the hall and without asking he helped set it up and hooked up his sound system. He made sure our day was special. He is a DJ at Jackson's (downtown Tampa) so we also got to listen to him as well. The only down side was we couldn't get a hold of him right away.
We were really grateful to have found Doug. He helped us with song selections and the cocktail hour and dinner music. The Read more...
We were really grateful to have found Doug. He helped us with song selections and the cocktail hour and dinner music. The day of our wedding, Doug made sure we were taking care of completely. He was so attentive and put us at ease that we were thrilled! He kept the party going and the music playing. We had a video played before we entered the hall and without asking he helped set it up and hooked up his sound system. He made sure our day was special. He is a DJ at Jackson's (downtown Tampa) so we also got to listen to him as well. The only down side was we couldn't get a hold of him right away. Read less
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