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Swank Entertainment

Welcome to the Swank Entertainment Bark Profile. With many years experience, and more than 50 glowing 5-star reviews here on Bark.com, [dj]Pete and Swank Entertainment bring the ultimate personalized event experience to all your special events. From weddings and corporate events to all-ages school events, galas, fundraisers, concerts, nightclubs, festivals, community events and virtually any special occasion, Swank has the perfect open-format, multi-genre diverse music to keep your guests dancing all night long. Services Offered: * Customized Music Selections: [dj]Pete will work closely with you to curate a personalized list of music to play at your event that suits you and your event's vibe and on-brand musical preferences. From the latest chart-toppers, classic hits, or a unique blend of genres, your playlist will be tailored to perfection. Professional and clean version mixes from the original artists are always available. * * Top-Notch Sound and Lighting: Your event deserves the best audio and visual experience. Swank Entertainment always brings state-of-the-art sound equipment and dazzling lighting effects to elevate the atmosphere and create a visually stunning dance floor. [dj]Pete has all required music licenses and live liability insurance for for public performance of music in all types of event spaces. *** Professional MC Services and Karaoke: Need someone to make announcements, introductions and keep the energy high? [dj]Pete has MC skills that will keep your guests engaged and informed throughout the event. We also have a library of tens of thousands of Karaoke instrumental songs along with accompanying lyric videos available to add even more fun and interactivity for you and your guests. **** Reliability, Integrity, Sincerity and Punctuality: [dj]Pete is a rare DJ that cares deeply about the success of your event. For events such as weddings which may have many complex moving parts with regard to sound, lighting and music, we normally include a DJ assistant who helps to make sure EVERYTHING runs as smoothly as possible throughout all of the intricate elements of your special day. You can count on us to arrive on time and be fully prepared, and are always absolutely engaged and interested in making all of your musical ideas come to life, so that you can focus on enjoying your event without any worries. Swank Entertainment provides extremely professional, personal DJ services for each one of our clients and their individual custom requirements. We do not have a rotating stable of amateur part-time weekend DJs. DJing is our full-time profession and we take providing fun and great times VERY seriously. Book today, as popular dates throughout the year can disappear from our availability very quickly.

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What’s the secret to keeping a party dancing all night long?

Keeping a party and dance floor going all night long requires that I engage in careful planning, attention to detail, and a good understanding of my audience. Here are some points on how to have a great Dance Party at your event:
1) Play from a diverse playlist that includes a mix of different music genres, eras and tempos to cater to the various tastes of any given audience.
2) Keep a close eye on the dance floor and be responsive to the mood of the crowd.
3) Manage the energy, event flow, tempo and vibe by creating seamless beat matched mixes from genre to genre.

How would you describe your ‘style’?

I am an open format, versatile and skilled disc jockey who specializes in playing a wide range of music genres and styles during my sets. Unlike DJs who stick to or specialize in a single genre or niche, an open format DJ such as myself has the ability to seamlessly transition between various musical genres, eras, and beats per minute ranges to cater to diverse audiences and keep the energy on the dance floor high for any group of party guests. Here are some key characteristics and aspects of an open format DJ:

Musical Versatility: I have an extensive knowledge of different music genres, including but not limited to hip-hop, electronic dance music, pop, rock, R and B, reggae/calypso/soca, Latin, funk, and more. I have been described as a musicologist and have a vast knowledge of music from all eras. As such, I am able to mix and blend tracks from these diverse genres within a single performance.

Adaptability: I can adapt my music selections on the fly based on the any given audience's response and mood. This adaptability allows me to keep the dance floor engaged and ensure that everyone in attendance has a great time.

Seamless Mixing: As mention, I am an expert at beatmatching and am able to smoothly transition between tracks. I use advanced mixing techniques such as blending, looping and other creative effects to create a continuous and dynamic musical experience.

Crowd Reading: I'm skilled at reading the crowd, understanding what the audience wants, and adjusting the music accordingly. This ability to connect with the crowd is essential for maintaining a high-energy atmosphere.

Track Selection: An open format DJ such as myself will curate a playlist, with your input that include both classic and contemporary hits, ensuring that there's something for everyone. I know when to drop crowd-pleasers and when to introduce less familiar tracks to keep things interesting.

Technical Proficiency: I am proficient in using all types of DJ equipment and software, to manipulate and mix music seamlessly.

Event Versatility: Because of my vast selections of music and DJ style, I am able to perform at a wide range of events

DJ Knowledge: As noted, I have a deep understanding of music history, trends, and the cultural significance of different genres. This knowledge helps me to curate sets that resonate with diverse audiences.

What do you love most about your job?

I absolutely love my full-time DJ job for several reasons, as it offers a unique and rewarding experience each and every day.
I love being given the power to create unforgettable moments at events. Whether it's the first dance at a wedding, a thrilling drop at a club, or a nostalgic song at a reunion, I very much attempt to play a pivotal role in shaping memories at every event.
I also very much enjoy connecting with diverse audiences and seeing firsthand the joy and excitement that music brings to people. This connection with the crowd is incredibly rewarding.
What I love most is seeing people dance and let loose on the dance floor. There's a special satisfaction in seeing people dance and have a great time on the dance floor to the music I am propagating through the sound system.

What inspired you to start your own business?

While many DJs spin the decks for pure passion, I also found myself inspired to turn my craft into a thriving business. Here are some of my personal motivating factors:

1. The Love for Music: At the core of every DJ's journey is an undying love for music. This passion most definitely drove me to share my collection of music with the world, spreading the joy of melodies, beats, and harmonies.

2. Connecting with Audiences: I very much thrive on the energy and connection I have forged with many different audiences. Starting a DJ business allowed me to perform at diverse events and connect with people from all walks of life.

3. Pursuing Dreams: For me, starting a DJ business is a means to fulfill a lifelong dream. It's a way to turn a beloved hobby into a full-time profession, making a living from what I love most.

4. Impactful Performances: I enjoy having the power to create unforgettable moments at events. This ability to influence emotions and atmospheres inspires me every day to provide my services professionally, ensuring every event is a huge success.

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