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Phil Kominski DJ-Uplighting-Photo Booths-Guitar

Event DJ from Silver Spring, MD - Will travel up to 100 miles

$475 - $2000 per event
DJ (Weddings, private and corporate events), Guitarist, Uplighting Provider, Photo Booth Provider, Gobo Lighting Provider, Vocalist, Cover Band Leader, Dance Floor Rental Provider, Staging Provider, Booking Agent (for pianists, string musicians, bands, acoustic musicians and more) and Live Audio Engineer Specialist. Has worked over 400 weddings, 350 corporate events, many Bar / Bat Mitzvahs as well as other private functions and thousands of public venues, festivals and events. Extremely well reviewed on Wedding Wire and The Knot (over fifty positive reviews and counting).

The voice of the Lloyd Dobler Effect. One half of folk duo The Bubbas.  A solo musician who tries to make people smile at every performance.  A Wedding & Corporate Event DJ and Lighting Technician.  A musician who strives perform any song request asked of him, no matter the genre.  A musician who loves to write, record and perform music. Phil Kominski is someone who has no other employment ambition other than to be music.

"I love when the crowd is involved and enthused... the end of the night when people are all singing and making requests and asking you to play longer. For me, when people are happy and having a good time through music that I am performing, there is no 'last call' until the venue needs to shut down". - Phil Kominski.

As a founding member of the popular Washington DC rock band Lloyd Dobler Effect, Phil has toured the world (Japan, Singapore, Afghanistan, Africa, UAE, Guam, Qatar, Kyrgijthan, Bahrain, Diego Garcia and most of the 50 states including Hawaii). He has opened for a wealth of famous musicians (Eminem, Goo Goo Dolls, Kansas, Santana, Grouplove, etc). He has recorded with legends (Gary Katz, Camille Barbone, Elliott Randal, etc). He has performed over 3000 shows from venues as small as a pea (sandwiched between two Golden Tee machines at a Green Turtle) to RFK Stadium in Washington, DC (65,000 people in attendance). He has been on two record labels. In addition, he has been a Booking Agent (and still does some work at this profession), a guitar instructor and a session musician. He has written over 200 songs and released 18 CDS.

"In 2014, after sixteen-plus years of LDE's existence, I found myself as the sole remaining member of the band who's only profession is music. I honestly can never envision myself doing anything else. I feel so completely at home when I am writing, recording and performing... my songs or someone else's" - Phil Kominski.

Phil's belief is that one has to be flexible to make a living through music. "You have to find something that you like and can relate to in all genres of music", Phil says. "You have to learn to play a little bit of every genre and you have to not only be willing to play the kinds of music that a venue wants, you have to like it... otherwise, it will show and honestly, you are just wasting your time".

A native of Silver Spring, MD, Phil grew up and still lives just next door to Washington, DC. "When I was younger, all I wanted to do was get out of DC", Phil says. "Now that I have traveled so extensively, I realize how much I love my home and how fortunate I feel to live here". Phil is grateful for the abundance of venues and private events that are in the greater DC area and their support of artists and live music. "This town and the cities near by keep food on my table and diapers on my babies!"

Phil has recently started a new group (THE BUBBAS) with his wife of ten years, Elizabeth Coyle Kominski. The Bubbas' first CD, "The Winter 3 E.P.", was released in December 2014. Plans are to release a full length CD in 2015. Phil is also planning to release his first solo album in 2015. Phil and Elizabeth have two children, Tyler (age 10) and Harper (age 8), both of whom love music.

"I started writing songs when I was about 14 years old, but I never imagined that one day I would actually be performing them in-front of thousands of people, over 300 days a year! I basically used to come home from High School and just sit in my room and play whatever came to me for hours and hours... it was honestly a form of therapy and relaxation" - Phil Kominski.

In addition to marrying the love of his life in 2005 and being half responsible for creating the two most important things in his life (Tyler and Harper), Phil considers his music and it's endeavors to be his crowning life achievement. "If I can make people happier than they were before they heard me perform, I feel that I have done the most important thing I can do. People need to smile and people need to feel that some weight has been lifted from their lives... if I can do this just a little bit, then I feel I have lived up to what my responsibility is in this world" - Phil Kominski.
Responds quickly to client requests
Martinsburg, WV
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
No Past Events
For DJ Services: ANY SONG
For DJ Services: ANY ARTIST
For guitar / vocal performances: ANY song.
Literally ANY artist so long as Phil has heard of them before.
Karaoke DJ
Mobile DJ
Party DJ
Event DJ
Wedding DJ
Prom DJ
Bar Mitzvah DJ
Sweet 16 DJ
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Phil Kominski DJ-Uplighting-Photo Booths-Guitar will also travel to Takoma Park, Washington, Adelphi Chillum, Hyattsville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, College Park, Garrett Park, Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Bladensburg, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Riverdale, Rockville, Suburb Maryland Fac, Arlington, Cabin John, Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Southern Md Facility, Burtonsville, Mc Lean, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Cheverly, Lanham, Potomac, Spencerville.
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