In 1995 Wayne assisted a fellow DJ with some wedding events one summer. Not long after that memorable summer, Rock Out Entertainment was formed. It’s been a wonderful full-time career for over 25 years!
What is your approach to providing entertainment for weddings?
Rapport and personality go a long way in the wedding industry. Listening to clients and having compassion for their ideas is so important. Especially for my line of work, entertainment services, it’s all about executing the clients vision utilizing my experience and talent. I really like to know my clients so I can be a friend in the room at their event. Knowing what they appreciate (and don’t appreciate) makes it more comfortable to provide them a great service. After getting to know their musical tastes and vision I am able to offer my feedback, knowledge and ideas to produce a wonderful event.
What is your favorite wedding memory?
Not long ago I entertained a wedding reception on a Saturday morning with no alcohol for the guests and the families seemingly didn’t know each other quite well. A challenge to say the least. I could have played easy listening music and assumed that everyone in the room would just be chill and the event was to be lame. Following my instincts on how to transition from dinner time to a soft open dance floor to then building up energy appropriately, led to a complete frenzy and awesome dance party. Which all ended by 3 PM. LOL!
Grand Ballroom needs a grand setup.
What advice do you have for brides choosing vendors?
Work with someone you like personally. A wedding, a corporate party; it’s a long day and you’re going to spend a lot time together. You truly want to like the person you’re hiring to be a part of your special day. Don’t think of them as vendors. Once you make a connection, you’ll never be displeased with your decision because you’ll feel comfortable communicating your ideas, wants, needs, etc.