WEDDINGS AND EVENTS, LIGHTING, AND LIVE MUSIC SERVICES
I provide a variety of DJ, lighting, and AV services for Weddings, Corporate Functions, and Private Parties. My approach to all my services is quite simple: More Fun with Less Cheese. I believe that to create an awesome dance party, what matters most is great music and ambiance, not an overly chatty DJ who has a “host” mentality. If you’re looking for a ballroom DJ who will show you how to do the electric slide, I’m probably not the right DJ for you.
However, if you’re searching for a talented turntable DJ who can understand your audience and encourage their participation in the dancing, while also being a skilled MC without being too cheesy or excessive, then you’ve come to the right place. I think that a less-is-more approach to MC’ing is the best one when it comes to events. Additionally, I believe that a DJ should be an expert in beatmatching and mixing.
As a professional musician and DJ, I’m committed to providing my clients with an authentic and exceptional sense of professionalism and customer service. For more information about me and my credentials, please take a moment to read my bio on DJ Matt Phipps.
During consultations with potential clients, I’m often asked how I get the crowd going if people aren’t dancing. My response is that it usually doesn’t take much to get your guests interested in the dance floor and the special events. With a well-planned itinerary and music programming, the right ambiance, and a fun-loving crowd, the party will come to life. There’s no need to resort to over-the-top MC announcements that can distract from the celebration.
As a lifelong musician, DJ, producer, songwriter, and music teacher, I’ve developed a talent for bringing people together with the right music. It’s an ability that comes from experience and a passion for music. Unlike other wedding DJs who rely on cookie-cutter experiences and a constant chatter on the mic, I understand that your guests deserve to truly enjoy themselves and each other’s company. My goal is to create a musical experience that reflects your unique vision, and unites your guests on the dance floor.
Weddings these days come in all shapes and sizes, with some couples opting for traditional events, while others prefer to create their own unique celebration. That’s why I strive to tailor the music to your preferences and bring your vision to life. After all, music is subjective, and what works for some may not work for others. With my expertise and your vision, we can create an unforgettable celebration that’s uniquely yours.
Do you need entertainment for your next professional event? As an experienced and passionate entertainment leader, I specialize in corporate events, mixers, holiday parties, and more. We’ve all been to events where the entertainment was subpar, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With my talent and experience, I can work with you to create an unforgettable experience that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
From live music, live turntable DJ’ing, event design, and master of ceremonies, I have the expertise to make your event a success. I can customize the music programming, lighting, and order of events, and assist with AV and coordination to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You don’t have to settle for a forgettable event. Together, we can create something unique, dynamic, and memorable.
I have many satisfied clients and excellent reviews with photo and video examples to show the quality of my work. If you have any questions about my services, please fill out a contact form and we can get started on planning your event. Say “no” to mediocre and work with me to create an experience that will keep your guests engaged until the end. Let’s make your event the talk of the town!
LIVE MUSIC SERVICES
My Passion For Live Music
I’ve been a full-time DJ since my college days studying Music Theory. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working as a live musician and recording artist, which has given me some incredible experiences. Recently, I’ve expanded my DJ services to include live music performances.
My work has been featured on major networks like NBC, CBS, and Disney. I’ve collaborated with producers on music for production record pools, and I’ve also written, produced, and recorded albums with previous bands such as Mayweather, Riddle the Roar, and Tin Shack Kings/Tin Shack Stringband. You can check out some of my work on my current band’s YouTube channel, the Tree City Travelers.
I bring my wealth of experience and expertise to every event I DJ, ensuring that your guests have a great time and a memorable experience. If you have any questions about my services or would like to book me for your next event, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Live Music At Wedding and Private Events
My wedding music services offer a unique addition to your special day with live music during the ceremony or cocktail hour. Live music not only adds to the ambiance of the event but also provides an unforgettable experience for your guests. For the ceremony, I typically play instrumental guitar pieces or instrument versions of popular songs, such as “Blackbird” by the Beatles. I’m also open to learning new songs to make your day even more special.
During the cocktail hour, I provide a flexible setlist of singer/songwriter songs ranging from classic rock to modern artists like Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, and Harry Styles. If you’re interested in live music, I’d be happy to discuss it with you in more detail. However, if live music isn’t your preference, a well-planned playlist is a great alternative to transition into dancing.
I provide a range of lighting services to cater to your specific event needs. My offerings include Uplighting, Monogram/Gobo, Intelligent Lighting (featuring programmable moving heads), pin spotting, Texture Lighting, Wash Lighting, and many more. To learn more about my lighting services and pricing, please feel free to get in touch with me.
Lighting plays a crucial role in creating the right ambiance for any event. As soon as you enter a high-end restaurant, you’ll notice the dimly lit surroundings. However, this doesn’t diminish the importance of lighting, but rather emphasizes its significance. Achieving the perfect ambiance requires a delicate balance where guests can see each other without feeling exposed, while also avoiding distractions from the lighting. This requires careful consideration of factors like taste, creativity, and design. When it comes to creating a perfect ambiance, lighting and music are like two sides of a coin, inseparable and complementary.
My AV services for special events encompass photo slideshows and video presentations. To ensure the best viewing experience, I utilize a high-end rear projection screen and a short-throw projector. This setup allows for a clean and compact configuration, as the projector is positioned behind the screen.
If you need assistance with creating a slideshow, I can provide my expertise at a reasonable cost. Alternatively, you may opt to provide me with the file and I will handle the projection using a laptop or tablet. Should you have any inquiries regarding my AV services for your event, feel free to contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.