BRAD C

ASSOCIATE LEVEL:  $595 - $1,095

Strengths: Individualization | Strategic | Ideation | Adaptability | Analytical

If you had to give yourself a "DJ Name" what would it be? MCBC

One little known fact about you? I learned how to ride a horse before I learned how to ride a bike.

What is your all-time favorite song? Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

If you weren't a wedding DJ, what other career path could you see yourself in? Comedy Writer

If you could be any particular singer or musician, who would you be? why? Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. His stage presence and energy are unmatched, and he reflects what is truly the crossroads of art and freedom. 

What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to play video games on my computer. I like to play popular rap songs and classic Americana folk on my ukulele. I also enjoy writing and performing comedy in live cabaret and variety shows around the Twin Cities.

If your life was a song what would the title be? Wanderlust King

How would you describe your emcee style? My style is upbeat and energetic, somewhat reminiscent of the announcer at live sporting event, hyping up crowds with a strong unique voice. I'm bold and friendly, and not afraid to make fun of myself for the crowd's enjoyment.

What's the best compliment a bride or groom has ever given you post show? They told me I had done the most to help recover the night from all the other little disasters that had happened prior.

What do you do to create that WOW factor at a wedding? Make sure your songs have the right flow to keep an audience engaged, but also be prepared to switch up your game plan and improvise when things aren't going well.

Tell me about the best wedding you've ever DJ'ed. My friend had accidentally double-booked himself one weekend to be in both Iowa and Minneapolis. He couldn't cancel either of the gigs, as one was a personal friend, and he had already made travel plans for the other. Knowing I was an emcee for several burlesque shows in the cities, he gave me a call and asked me if I'd be willing to fill in for him. So I went over to his studio and learned his equipment, got there on the day of the event and started getting ready. Everything was working fine until it came time to do the mother-son dance. Twenty-six seconds into the song, Serato froze on my computer. My two-hour training with my friend hadn't really covered what to do in case of something like this. I couldn't call him because he was also DJ'ing at this exact time. I got on the microphone to explain that we had run into some technical difficulties, and to buy some time while I got the song loaded up onto my phone. I ma de a couple of quick jokes and segued back into the dance. I used the rest of the song to shut down Serato and played the rest of the night using the original song list e-mail from the couple and Spotify to put together a playlist. Afterwards, I was discussing with the bride and groom, and they both thanked me profusely for showing up on such short notice and handling all the adversity so well. They commended my adaptability and noted how they dance floor was never empty.

What do you do to motivate the crowd if no one is dancing? I cue up a really solid jam, I get out on to the dance floor and start dancing full tilt. If the energy is missing from a crowd, YOU have to be the energy.

Favorite artist/group? And why? Led Zeppelin. Each member individually can easily be considered as one the greatest of all time at their respective instruments, and then to bring all that talent together, it makes something that will always stand the test of time.

REVIEWS

“Our DJ was fantastic to work with! His communication and planning leading up to the event was excellent which allowed him to tailor the experience to meet our preferences exactly. He was very professional and didn't miss a detail. Most importantly, the dance floor was packed all night! Couldn't have asked for more from him and the DJ experience through Bellagala!” 


“Our Bellagala Disc Jockey was a complete pleasure to work with. He did so well at checking in with us throughout the night without interrupting our moments or the experience of our guests. He made sure to adjust any music to our guests and played all requested songs. He helped us get our party going by dancing with our guests and even teaching them line dances. We highly recommend him!” 


“Our DJ was outstanding! Working with him was as easiest as it could get and never stressed us in the process of wedding planning. He understood the crowd and knew what kind of music to play. Our dance floor was packed the WHOLE night! The music was flawless with its transitions, music variety, and being interactive with the crowd. Easy to work with and really listens to what the bride and groom want.”


“Our DJ was very attentive and constantly asked if we wanted to change anything during the dance. He was very helpful in helping us pick out music and make recommendations. We had several people at our wedding say the music choices were perfect! And it was evidenced by the number of people dancing throughout the night.”


“My Bellagala Disc Jockey was very professional and easy to work with. From our initial meeting to our wedding day he kept us on track and stress free! The dance floor was packed all night, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!”