Professional, on time, came by for a walk thru pre-event, dressed the part, amazing talent, didn’t take huge breaks, entertained the crowd, best band we’ve ever had for NYE! Highly recommend.
Monte Slaver has been DJing events the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 1986. He has built a reputation on attention to detail, the desire to listen to what you want, an ability to play the right music at the right time, and most of all the value of relationships. When all these things come together, a memory is created.
As your music architect, we identify your dreams and wishes, and execute them with impact.
As is true of anything that is great, it does not happen on accident. A memorable event has to be intentionally planned, collaborated, and managed. A team player listens to the way a dream is articulated. Then he takes that dream and starts to build a memory.
When it is all said and done and everyone has gone home, what will you and your guests remember? The cake? The food? When you look back, what will most influence the memory? The answer will most likely be how smooth and well planned everything was, and how much fun they had dancing.
After years of DJing every kind of event, Monte settled into wedding's as his primary focus. Not every DJ has the personality or the lack of ego to be a wedding DJ. Weddings are not about the DJ. When you bring a party DJ into the wedding environment all kinds of things can go wrong.
So, what is the difference between a party DJ and a wedding DJ? A party DJ is used to being the entertainment, and a wedding DJ knows the wedding couple are the entertainment.
I have personally DJed over 1000 weddings in the DFW metroplex. The benefit of this experience is an extensive knowledge in all genres of music, the confidence that you have a DJ with a proven track record of executing the elements of your big day, an in-depth ability to operate a state-of-the-art digital sound system, and a polished ability to emcee with professionalism and discretion on a mic.
Upon reflecting over my years of DJ experience, I was reminded that the majority of wedding couples preferred to have jazz music played for the first part of the reception. The budget would often make it a challenge to have both live music and a DJ. One of the benefits of having these two services combined is its cost effectiveness.
My daughter and I are the only professional father/daughter jazz vocal performers in Dallas. I started the jazz band to get her in front of people and give her a place to develop. I chose the name of the band because Aubrey grew up with music all her life, and she is the living legacy.
We feature the duets of Nat & Natalie Cole, the Tony Bennett duets, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, the Frank Sinatra duets, and the Michael Buble duets. In addition, we cover artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Bobby Darrin, Vic Damone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, just to name a few.
I can provide both these services at a very high level, while at the same time streamlining and eliminating any typical coordinating issues that having two separate entertainment vendors could potentially naturally create. Having worked with bands in this very same scenario many times over the years, there was typically confusion in the PA usage, as we both preferred our own, as well as who would emcee etc.
One of the things that Monte has always been known for is his desire to empower the wedding couple as they plan their wedding. As your DJ, I not only provide the emcee, music and audio, but also provide direction and assistance in the planning process. I do this by providing a detailed full color music planning guide that is designed to give you all the possible optional elements of the day, as well as inspire creativity, embrace individuality and spark imagination. This guide includes a flash drive with over 100 song suggestions that are mentioned through out the planner.
My inspiration for DJing has always been the depth and magnitude of the human experience on this day. A wedding is a signature moment in a persons life. I enjoy the planning and details that make the moment special. After all, we are blending together the story and soundtrack of two different lives, and celebrating it all in one significant event. I love knowing that I have a significant role in the outcome of this memory.
My overall goal is to work with you on the planning, and when the big day comes, you can be assured that I will execute the plans so you don't have to worry about a thing.
Don't leave your event to chance, years of experience and attention to detail have made Monte a top choice of, professional athletes, celebrities, and dignitaries.