Tell us a little bit about your business.
Hi, I’m DJ TJ Harris. Since 2015, I’ve won two “Best DJ in Pittsburgh” titles and in my first year with my solo business, I also received “Best Of” and “Couples Choice” awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire.
I’ve toured as a solo act on three continents since 2014; I have worked with more than 100 couples; and I have performed at more than 1000 events since starting my path as a DJ while still in high school.
I offer a full range of services, as well as my expertise in DJing. I also have 18 years of experience in event planning and production, lighting design, and set/prop design.
I still DJ in the bars and clubs several nights a week. In 2019, I was offered the position of in-game DJ at Highmark Stadium working with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. I’m also part of the committee for Pittsburgh Fashion week and an active part of Pittsburgh night life through my own events that I host annually and sporadically throughout the year.
What makes your work unique?
I’m the only DJ in all of Pittsburgh who has won the awards, traveled the world, and offers the variety of style and experience I have.
In addition to my background in event planning and performance, I’m also one of a small group of DJs working in multicultural events, such as Latino, Indian, and Jewish weddings.
I’m not just a DJ either! I also have a group called Mimeo. We’re what I like to call an augmented DJ experience with live guitar, drums, and saxophone. You get the style of a cover band but the flow of a DJ and no limitations on the song list! We play everything!
What is your ideal client like?
I love a client who starts the conversation off by saying, “Do you think it would be possible to…”
Everything is possible and I love figuring out how to make things extraordinary for my clients.
How do you get to know a couple’s taste in music?
I use my first consultation to get a bit of background on the couple. I also use an online planning tool and Spotify playlists to share information with my clients leading up to the wedding.
How do you motivate guests to get on the dance floor?
This is a trade secret.
How would you describe your emcee style?
I have what people consider the perfect radio voice – clear, confident, and fun.
I know a wedding is about getting people informed and keeping them engaged, so I try to keep things short, sweet, and to the point.