Turning 50? What better way to celebrate than a trip through the decades of your life with a Video DJ at the Port Theater in Corona Del Mar, which is exactly what Irene did. Party Planner Lisa Fogerty was most instrumental in fusing the foods and decor with the decades. TV dinners for the ’60s, fondue for the ’70s, Chinese chicken salad for the ’80s and so on.
We had the unique opportunity to entertain for the Kushnir families LA Bar Mitzvah at the 94th Aero Squadron. The 94th Aero Squadron is a very unique location, and if you’ve never seen it, it resembles an old bombed out Chateau from Europe during the WWI era. We lit one of those bombed out looking rooms with red up-lights giving the room a dramatic feel. The guests all ate inside, but we had all of the entertainment, (DJ, Video Screens and Photo Booth) outside.
As you watch the video you can see everyone dancing the Hora around the fire pit. The video shows two examples of games being played. The 2 person tug-o-war is a game we don’t play a lot but boy is it a hit with everyone. At the end of the video, you will see the family testimonial and you will get too see Bruno’s Pharrell inspired hat; I can’t wait till he’s in his 30’s and looks back at that hat :).
It was a pleasure working with everyone, the Kushnir Family and Bruno our Mitzvah star. It was also easy working with Karen & Emily our 94th Staff Banquet Managers. Finally, I want to thank DJ Brian Pierce and our dancer Lori and our super friendly Photo Booth girl Sarah.
Destination wedding DJ jobs are always interesting, since you’re juggling flights, hotels, car rentals, equipment specifications and just trying to find the damn place. I came in a day ahead of time and arrived early enough to attend the rehearsal dinner, were I got to meet everybody face to face for the first time, and I still had enough time to go to the first and oldest tavern in America, (it’s in Newport).
So how did I end up in Newport Rhode Island for the first time? Once in awhile I get a request to handle a DJs professional’s personal event, and while that is an honor it can also be stressful. I have handled my good friend Marty Glassman’s daughters Molly’s Bat Mitzvah, and I have handled a couple of weddings for some local Los Angeles Wedding DJs and just recently my super skilled and creative buddy Tim of “DJ Timbo” asked if I was up to the challenge of handling his brother Robert’s daughter’s wedding in Newport Rhode Island; Tim just wanted the pleasure of being a guest.
We handled a really fun wedding for the Families of Alyssa Boyd & Robert Castle last fall at theCalamigos Ranchin Malibu. This wedding had a lot of style and trend points going for it starting with the color scheme, fabric patterns, candy bar, cigar lounge, photo booth and lastly the club like setting we created for the dance area. So what did we do to light these two rooms you may ask? Well, basically you have two rooms (one’s a tent) and some outdoor seating areas, so we pin spotted all the tables in the tented dining area, highlighting the various size centerpieces and the cake. In the party room we used our LED up lights to surround the room in color and then we used our (4) CX10 instruments to add that matching intense color on the dance floor. Lastly we lit up the lounge areas with some soft white light to create an inviting ambiance to sit and relax. Congratulations to Alyssa and Robert Castle on their amazing Wedding Reception.
Tasty Sounds DJs are your Southern California Disc Jockey Company. Our DJs come prepared to transform any party, small or large, into an amazing party that the visitors will probably be raving about for a long time!
We are very lucky to have such truly giving clients who really love what we are doing for their families and are willing to tell the whole world all about it. Being an MC or DJ in Southern California for over 20 years is the easy part of my job; convincing a family that doesn’t know what my company can do and to TRUST us not to mess it up, that is the WORK. Maybe this video will make my job a little easier.
Usually when we Video DJ (VJ) we show the videos on our cool Plasma Screens or on our 7×10 foot movie screen or both and it looks amazing, but recently we have been in absolute heaven because we have been able to show our Videos on the movie screen of thePort Theater in Newport Beachand it is AWESOME! We have done 4 events in this beautiful venue in the past 2 months; a Bar Mitzvah for the Maister family, a 50th Birthday for John Tallichet, a 9 year old Birthday party with lots of little girls dancing and St. Margaret’s Winter Formal.
The Winter formal forSt. Margaret’s Episcopal Schoolhad an “Oscar Theme”, complete with a 4 foot tall Ice Oscar. Our Contact Lora Allison really pulled it all together for her school and the students really had a great time. I was super impressed at how organized they were with everything right down to the pick up point with the breathalyzer test for all the students.
If your looking for a different kind of place to have your event give Kristin Coates a call at the Port ((949) 723-6333) and think about adding Video on to your party. The great thing about a VJ package is that even if your hanging back from the dance floor your still having fun being engaged by the videos. Nothing like seeing Abba sing dancing queen, Steve Perry belt out a Journey song, or watching the craziness of a LFMAO video.
We are super lucky to have such great families that book us for all their events, and Lisa & Rob Rutkowski are no exception. We (DJ Alvis & DJ Brian) handled Benjamin’s Bar Mitzvah a few years ago and now it was time for the infectious energy bomb Annie! They had Ben’s party at Dave & Busters the first time and because it was such a good vibe they decided why mess with a good thing (same thing about us) and they had it there again. Shannon McNally, is the operation manager atDave & Busters, and if your looking for a unique place without a lot of hassles you should give her a call. A super cool person, (and I run into few special ones as an LA DJ).
Annie is part of the Theater/Dance crowd; yes crazy and an Orange County DJ’s Dream crowd to perform for. When you watch the video link below, you will see that her and her friends don’t need much encouragement, and when it was time for the Harlem Shake…well just watch. Lastly many thanks to Lisa’s (Mom) over the top, but super sweet Tasty Sounds creative balloon shout out with her friend, it was by far the best of the year. Mazel Tov to the whole Rutkowski family!
We are very blessed to have such great clients who love to tell us why they love what we have done for them. So sit back and check out a little film we made of all those LA DJ Wedding testimonials!
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So if you need an energy boost I suggest hanging out with 300 students after a week of leadership camp, which is what I got to do for 3 Monday’s in July. So technically I entertained 900 students of the NYLF , a camp for Student leaders all over america, who at the end of a week long intensive leadership camp got to let off some steam with a Dinner & Dance. These young adults, from different states, backgrounds, worlds danced non stop and kept the energy up for over 3 hours. Check out the video and enjoy the ENERGY.
One of the best things we love about Los Angeles and So-Cal is our beaches and the ocean views. The ocean cleans our souls and recharges the ions in our body. It’s one of the reasons I keep going out to get pummeled by the waves trying to surf a 3 foot swell, (I suck), because I love how I feel at the end of the day. Getting married on the beach and having your reception near the ocean seems like a no-brainer for a fresh start to your life. So if your newly engaged and looking for a Los Angeles Wedding venue near or on the beach here are 10 of my favorites. (Alphabetical Order)
Los Angeles Beach Venue #1 – The Adamson House
The Adamson House is a combo of beauty and history with a fantastic view of the beach right on the PCH in Malibu. We have handled many weddings and sometimes just the lighting; (WHICH YOU WILL NEED TO BUDGET IN), and the vibe is always awesome! Weddings, Receptions, and Special Events are contracted through the California State Parks. The special event site coordinator handles the reservations, contracts, and information.
We recently handled two Mitzvah’s at the newly renovated Mulholland Tennis Club and both events went great. One was for a cool skater dude named Danny and the other one was for the fun spitfire Sasha. The club itself can be hard to find because it sits near the top of Laurel Canyon on Mulholland Drive, but that’s a plus. It has one of the best views of Los Angeles and the Valley, from its giant glass windows right next to the dance floor. If you’re looking for a location that doesn’t have that tired boring ballroom feel, check out this location and speak to Meagan about all the details. I love the huge dance floor that is right next to the cool sunken bar. This setup keeps your party happening near the dance floor at all times, perfect for any Mulholland Tennis Club Los Angeles DJ.
Danny’s awesome party was filled with the energy that only athletic teenage youths can bring to a rocket-fueled event. My single mom, Allison Stein from Santa Monica, knocked it out of the park with how she handled the whole exhausting day. Here is a tiny slice of that evening.
The Devillier family was so much fun to work with. I loved that they wanted to put the Seattle 90’s grunge sound into much of the evening. Mom & Dad walked into “Black Hole Sun”, and Sasha walked into “American Idiot” by Green Day, such cool choices. In the video, you can see the big windows and overlooking the city and a small glimpse of our game Walla Balla. Enjoy their recap video and follow us on facebook.
We have handled 2 other OC Bar Mitzvah’s and one Bat Mitzvah at the El Adobe Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano and each time we have worked here it has been the most amazing time. This is a great place for a Bar Mitzvah, OC Wedding or Holiday Corporate event; it has a ton of room to move around, a huge bar and the very best moment is when a member of the super chill staff, hits the button and the roof opens up to the beautiful night sky, (it really is amazing). The Mexican food they serve is also spectacular, just wished we lived a little bit closer.
Danielle Widerman had her rocking Doctor Who themed Bat Mitzvah with all her friends and our super skilled MC Brian Pierce led the charge for Tasty Sounds. This was his second event for the family. He handled Courtney’s Bat Mitzvah 7 years ago, and this one was just as fun. While the catering staff changed the room over from the service that was held earlier, Newport Beach Bat Mitzvah DJ Brian led some games outside on the field for prizes (Classic Battle Roy-ale Hula Hoop), and when everyone was having cocktails on the patio, a company called the “San Diego TARDIS company (Karen 810-293-7707) came in and set up a British Style Phone Booth, which if you watch the show Dr. Who is called a T.A.R.D.I.S., and a big part of the show, (it’s basically the spaceship). So when it was time for the grand entrance, we led the family in from the doors, but we hid our Newport Bat Mitzvah girl Danielle in the Phone Booth and she popped out when we played the Dr. Who theme song, with a couple of Cosplay Doctors.
We are lucky that we get to handle so many Orange County Bar Mitzvah’s, and get to have special families like the Widerman’s who re-book us for many big family moments. Have fun watching our own personal highlight reel of the day.
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Dolby Labsin Burbank are a group of super smart engineers and around the holidays they want to have fun just like everyone else. They had their event, last December at theEquestrian Center in Burbank, a beautiful location for any significant event. I created a few well planned games like our “Blitz of Hitz” and our new game “Karaoke Wars” which made this event spectacular.
In the game “Blitz of Hitz” we have the tables compete against each other by having the table your sitting at listening to our custom clip and trying to guess the most artists and songs in that 1 minute clip. Sounds easy, but it’s not, and in 10 years nobody has guessed them all right. In that 1 minute clip we play about 35 songs, with about 5 famous movie lines and some random stuff thrown in, and you have about 3 minutes to conference with your table and write them down on the pad of paper we provided. We have about 4 different categories (50’s, 80’s, Disco & Rock), and this is a great way to get everybody to know each other before dinner and break the ice. You would think a company like Dolby Sounds would rule at this, but alas they where very normal.
Karaoke Wars was pretty easy, I threw random artist into a hat, Sinatra, Elvis, Gaga, Katy Perry, Michael, Madonna, Aretha, etc… and if you want to compete for the top prize you must reach in to the hat and sing what you grab. Sounds easy? Not really since you might grab someone you love, but most likely you’ll be singing Vanilla Ice, but man is it fun to watch. For a charge we bring our 7×10 screen and our 7000 song Karaoke library and you can sit back and watch the carnage begin. This is way better way to watch Karaoke, instead of being tortured by a bunch of wannabe’s who take thier selves way to seriously, this way people get to have some real fun. So enjoy my little video of some of the Dolby fun, and oh yeah the song is a Mashup called “Follow Me To A Wonderful World” (Elijah King vs. Louis Armstrong vs. Uncle Kracker vs. Bruno Mars vs. Rich & B*tch).
So I’m still trying to catch up with some of the past parties of 2010, and here is some more footage from a very creative and fun Bat Mitzvah at the Santa Monica Pier. If you familiar with the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier then you know what a cool place this is to have an event, and if your thinking about it, make sure you contact Jim Harris and he will hook you up. Tasty Sounds was picked for this event because Joanne Jellin ” the Grandmother” saw us in 2007 at Marissa Weinberg’s Mitzvah at the Calabasas Country Club and still remembered what a great time she had and wanted the same for Gaby, so we helped bring it all together. A big part of Gaby’s life was her passion for Broadway, Theatre and her friends who are associated with it, and we worked on making sure that we highlighted various moments throughout the evening, which is what a good DJ should do, (it’s not always about the dancing!).
Hannah Katz had her Bat Mitzvah at the Celebrations Room in Costa Mesa, which is under the Turnip Rose Umbrella, and it was a very magical afternoon. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this location yet please go see it and talk to Chrissy Sherbanee who is the Director of Special Events, and if your short on time watch the video, because I was trying to capture every angle possible. Chrissy and her staff are amazing and the effort they make will create a really smooth event. The Tasty Sounds crew are always on top of it, but these guys take it to the next level, (in a good way). Also on the party was one of our favorite Photographers Ron Levy, who always makes our day much easier. Go check out his website, and yes he’s in Orange County, but all my Los Angeles people should be checking him out, he’s that good. And finally Hannah & the whole Katz gang, what a great family. Hannah is like a young Selena Gomez, very poised throughout the whole day, not a misstep (even in 7 inch heels). Mazel Tov to everyone involved, including one of my new DJ’s, Franciswho recently moved here from Hawaii (an amazing battle/Scratch DJ) who got to participate in his very first Mitzvah. Now go watch the VIDEO!!!!