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DJ Tommy Scott has been playing your favorite music at events for more than 20 years!  Weddings, Schools, Proms, Banquets, Company Functions, Birthdays, Cook-Offs, Pool Parties, Fashion Shows and more. We handle events of all sizes. We provide quality entertainment at an affordable and budget conscious price. 
 
Our rates are the best in the business. Low rates, quality service and an exceptional sound system.  Book your event now and we will do a 4 hour event for $700.  Price is good for Dallas, Collin and Rockwall counties, call for rates in other locations.  
 
We are  wedding ceremony & reception specialists. We help you plan the order of your formalities in addition to acting as your MC and event coordinator. We will even help you pick your songs if necessary. 
 
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Why Hire a Professional?

by Tommy Scott on 05/16/18

Why hire a professional wedding DJ? Well, you're about to find out!

The DJ at your wedding can either make or break your entire reception. Some people are not even aware of all the very important things that a great DJ does!  They actually control the flow of your entire reception, and they keep everyone, your guests and the other vendors informed as to what is going on and what important events are coming up. Behind the scenes, they're communicating with and coordinating all of your major events, like the start of the dinner service, the first dance, the toasts and cake cutting.  These things just dont happen by chance. A Professional Wedding DJ will have spoken to the Caterer, the Photographer and the wedding coordinator before making these announcements to make sure everyone is ready to go. An example would be if the DJ announces the cake cutting and the photographer has the couple taking pictures, this obviously is not going to happen right then and can be very confusing and disorganized for your guests and other vendors.  A professional DJ has much more experience with this than you realize. It's not just about playing music for your ceremony or reception. It's about knowing their sound equipment, the acoustics of the venue where the reception is, and also being a MC and host your reception.

They also have a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to music. They are able to read the crowd and play the most appropriate music to get everyone dancing. The Professional DJ can energize your event at just the right times if there are possible lags.  A professional DJ will also be reliable, dressed appropriately, have access to back up equipment if necessary, and also back up DJ's if there is an accident or emergency.
There are many wedding disasters with non-professional DJ's on YouTube if you're not convinced!  

DJ Tommy Scott is very dependable and professional!


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Retailers Pulling CDs from their stores...

by Tommy Scott on 02/07/18

Times, They are a changin! to steal a line from Bob Dylan I worked for a major music distributor from 1985 to 1996 as a Sales rep and later as a Sr. Sales Rep. I wasn't even old enough to drink at my first sale meeting. I thought the company was huge, we did $270 million in sales my first year and over a billion a few years later. All I could see was growth for the future of music. We grew to #1 in market share 1 out of every 4 units sold in the US came from that company. When I started 8 tracks were gone, although occasionally when I would be in a store people would ask for them. Cassettes were king with about 80% of the sale and vinyl sales were on the decline. We were test marketing CD's in a few locations, I couldn't remember what CD stood for half the time! The titles that were available at the time were mostly classical stuff from Germany. As the category grew titles would be released a month or so after vinyl and cassette. Eventually CD titles came out at the same time, and they came out in 12 inch tall cardboard boxes, so they could be merchandised in the album browsers we already had in the stores. Then there was an movement that felt like that was a waste, so they started ban the box, so that went away, we replaced those with plastic boxes that got thrown away instead of the cardboard. As the Album inventory decreased we were able to place CDs in the space left behind. There was nothing better than browsing through the music titles, holding the product in your hand, reading the boxes, and liner notes after you purchased a title. I couldn't imagine buying music a different way. We always new there would be format changes. Labels told us the future was DAT(Digital Audio Tape) or minidiscs neither of witch materialized. Through the 2000s we watched as record stores shut down, Musicland, Virgin, Tower Records, Dallas' own Sound Warehouse who would have thought it. Walmart, Kmart, Target, Best Buy all had large music departments. Now they have 8 to 12 linear feet of music and getting smaller. I probably buy more music than anyone I know, and I don't remember the last CD I bought. The company I worked for decided to sell off its assets and shut the doors about 5 years ago. Now the future for CDs isn't looking good.

Looking Forward to 2018

by Tommy Scott on 12/27/17

Well friends, another year comes to a close and we look toward yet another successful and awesome year in 2018 for our DFW DJ and Photo Booth services.

2017 was a great year, I Djed 84 Events mostly weddings! I had 77 Photo Booth Rentals! Would have never been able to pull that off without the help of Melina, Misty, Susan, Cheryl, Christi, Ahna and Gayle! Thank you!

I met a lot of great couples this year, hoping they all have a great year also. There are several companies I have had the pleasure to work with for several years! Thank you Wisteria Place, DD Ranch, Brilliant Events, Wonderland Montessori Academy, Oak ridge School, North Texas Municipal Water District, Baylor Surgicare, and Baylor Interdisciplinary Core! I also worked events with many companies for the first time this year, hopefully we can do events together next year!

I am looking forward to using the experience from all these events, to improve the service I provide both as a DJ, MC, Host and in the Photo Booth rentals!

So many friends have refered me to their friends and family, I can’t thank each of you enough!

I am hoping everyone has an awesome New Year!

My Favorite Venue!

by Tommy Scott on 06/27/16


 

There are a lot of great venues to choose from in the DFW area.  They all have their own unique features.  The Wisteria Place in Mesquite is a great venue for wedding with less than 100 guests.  It is located at 902 South Bryan Beltline Rd., in Mesquite.  When you first pull up to it, other than the sign in front, it doesn’t really look like a wedding venue.  Once you go inside it is very nice, with a large open room for the reception.  It has a special room for the bride to get ready in.  On the backside, it has a very large covered patio, a very nice pond with ducks swimming, and a beautiful lawn and gazebo for out door weddings.  It is one of the most affordable places and is all-inclusive.  Their prices include decorations, tables, chairs, linens, catering, beverages (water, tea and lemonade), Champaign fountain, and the DJ.  You do have to find your own cake, Photographer, and flowers for the bouquets and boutonnieres.  They do have a bar option for an extra fee, you bring your own alcohol and they provide a bartender to serve it.  They also have a Photo Booth and Chocolate fountain available for rent.

 

If you are looking for a venue, check them out http://www.wisteriaplaceeventhall.com

Send Off Ideas

by Tommy Scott on 06/14/16

Over the years I have the pleasure to DJ hundreds of wedding, even attended a few as a guest.  Some weddings just kind of end while others plan a send off.  Send offs are kind of tricky sometimes.  You seem to start losing guests after 3 or 4 hours, there are exceptions but this is my experience.   That is something to think about, especially when the ceremony and reception are taking place at separate venues. Sometime photographers like to stage fake send offs, so that they can get a picture with more people.  The problem there is it still signals to some guests the party is over even though we make announcements explaining it’s just for pictures. I suggest if you are going to do a fake send off, to wait as long as you can and judge it by when you are losing guests.

My real idea about writing this was to discuss send off ideas.  Traditionally rice was thrown at the newly weds as they left and that became taboo because the rice choked birds.  So people started throwing birdseed instead, either way they don’t make good pictures in day or night pictures.


Daytime – Sendoffs, I recommend bubble, they are inexpensive, you can buy them at the Dollartree, Party City, Hobby Lobby and online.  I would also recommend buying a few of the toy bubble guns, these can put out a lot more bubbles, give these to the groomsmen and bridesmaids.  It is generally not a good idea to do bubbles inside as it does make wood and tile floors slick


Nighttime – sendoffs, Sparklers look great in pictures.  Buy the long ones, and try to find easy lighting ones.  The short ones don’t last as long, if you have a lot of guests they can be fizzling at the front of the line while the end of the line is still lighting.  Also the heart shaped ones don’t create the effect that people expect.  Some venues don’t allow sparklers due to city ordinances or insurance reasons.  A great alternative is glow sticks.  Remember to get the long ones, like they use for necklaces, these will look the best.