Tell me a little bit about your business!
Andy Booth Productions specializes in fun, elegant, and worry-free wedding receptions.
I love what I do, and I do what I love. It simply doesn’t get any better than that.
What makes your work unique?
I have over 40 years of experience as a DJ, and I apply that to every event. My music selections are made with an eye and an ear to the dance floor, knowing not only what song to play, but what song to play next. I’m not someone who simply pushes the play button 60 times per night, but rather I engage with you, your other vendors, and the venue to make certain that your wishes and vision are fulfilled.
What is your ideal client like?
A couple who knows what they want, and can describe their vision to me. Someone who loves music as much as I do, and understands the impact it can have on the atmosphere and fun at an event. Someone who gives me input and trusts me to do the rest. Someone who, at the end of the night, says “It was exactly what I envisioned” and “I didn’t have to worry about a thing.”
How do you get to know a client’s taste in music?
Communication. I utilize an online request system that allows clients to mark songs as “must play,” “play if possible,” or “do not play.” Each list is important to me and is honored at the event. I also encourage frequent conversation by phone, text, email, or in-person, so my couples and I can get to know each other leading up to the best night of their lives.
How do you motivate guests to get on the dance floor?
Simply by playing good music. Between the requests I receive from my couples and my own four decades of experience, I craft a set list on the fly that will motivate and entertain the guests. I use request lists as a guide, and I add songs based on the response and energy from the dance floor.
How would you describe your emcee style?
Minimalist and professional. I make the required announcements in a clear, professional, rehearsed way. But I’m not one to say my name over and over, or introduce songs, or add any of the cheese you might expect from a stereotypical DJ. I let the music do the talking.