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The capital city is known for its long history of music, and a great Baton Rouge wedding DJ understands this and plays music that any generation can enjoy and dance to. Creating a custom music and event experience for you, a professional DJ mixes your perfect playlist plus keeps the schedule of events moving along as your emcee.
Complete Weddings + Events Baton Rouge is ready to find you the best DJs in Baton Rouge to keep your party going in the style of choice.
A Baton Rouge native and a graduate from LSU’s music program, Ryan Has been following his passion for music and honing his talents for over 10 years. Since joining COMPLETE in 2012, Ryan has left his mark on clients far and wide. Ryan is a star DJ and essential to any party that wants to PARTY! As a musician and composer Ryan brings a unique flair to your experience. Not only has Ryan personally performed over 300 events, he is also the Office Manager for the Baton Rouge Complete office, so he has helped put together almost 2000 events since 2017.
Here’s what Ryan had to say in his DJ interview:
“I would describe my DJ personality as laid-back, friendly, and fun. I want to keep the focus on the couple being the main attraction for the night and I just focus on creating the perfect playlist for everybody but still making sure that everyone has a good night!
A few years ago I got to DJ my sister‘s wedding a few years back and that was a blast being a groomsman and a DJ. It was very chaotic but a lot of fun to run around about being a DJ.
My favorite thing about being a DJ is when I nail that perfect song for the crowd. I know it sounds really cheesy, but I when I play that one song and the crowd cheers and I just know I’ve nailed it. That’s just my favorite feeling.
I think my ability to read a crowd and adapt to multiple situations is what really makes me stand out as a DJ. Whether it’s last-minute changes or surprises for the couple at the event, I’m able to adapt to those changes very swiftly.
My favorite part of the night is definitely the party time of the night. Once we get past all of the “wedding business” and really get all of the crowd on the dance floor and having a good time.
I think my favorite way to pack the dance floor is to kind of trick the guys out there. I’ll play a slow song to get a couples out and then immediately play a line dance and then at that point they are there, so they just kind of stay for the line dance and then you’ve got them out there.
I just kind of stumbled into being a DJ when I was in college and just kind of needed a weekend job. I was a music major so I didn’t have a lot of time during the week and it just kind of worked out to be on just Saturdays at first and then nine years later it’s grown and I’ve really come to love the job.
A fun fact about me is that I have a Bachelor’s Degree in music composition and can play 15 different instruments; including the saxophone, the piano, the guitar, the upright bass, the trumpet, the trombone, the tuba, the clarinet… haha, that’s all I can think of right now!”
Check out what Ryan’s clients had to say:
When it comes to getting to party with Louisiana’s newest couples and to celebrate any and every occasion with music, John thinks DJ’ing is a no-brainer. John has been DJ’ing with Complete since 2006! (Yes, that was right out of high school for him!) John grew up with a passion for music and also enjoys playing guitar, writing music, leading worship at his church, and dabbling on the many other instruments he enjoys playing. John focuses on professionalism when he DJ’s.
Here’s what John has to say about himself:
“I would describe my DJ personality as very confident, but really a big part of my personality comes out when I meet with the bride to decide what she’s looking for in a DJ. I very much enjoy getting on the mic, interacting with the crowd, asking questions, and getting people on the dance floor. I love getting to be a DJ because it’s essentially like getting paid to party. You get to go out to an event that’s a lot of fun.
My favorite part of a wedding is at the end of the night. It’s really great to see the satisfaction on the guests’ faces and get to talk to the bride and groom about how much fun they had at the reception. It just really brings me a lot of joy, and that joy and that experience is one of the reasons I continue to DJ, and it is definitely my favorite part of the night.
I think what makes me unique as a DJ is that I really bring a strong sense of professionalism to the DJ experience. I work a normal 9-to-5. I am married. I have kids. I’ve done quite a few weddings and I really know what the bride expects. So, I bring a professional attitude when it comes to meeting with a bride and being on time for everything. It may seem like a small thing but I think that makes me really stand out among a lot of other DJs in the field.
My way to pack the dance floor is that I like to first put on a slow dance song, a crowd-pleaser to get everybody dancing out there with a special somebody or significant other. Then right after that, I like to put on the Cupid Shuffle. I know it can be a little bit of a cliché song to play these days but I really like it because you can get everybody on the dance floor and I can literally get out there with a microphone, teach everybody the dance in a few seconds and get the entire floor packed. The reason I originally became a DJ was that I liked the idea that it was a fun job that I get to do to make a little extra cash. I could typically DJ on the weekends and still have a 9 to 5 but it’s really become a lot more than that. I’ve been a DJ since 2006. I’ve done hundreds of weddings. Really, just being a part of that special day and seeing people genuinely happy at the end of the night really means a lot.
One fun fact about me is that my wife and I played in a band years ago around Baton Rouge called Lucy and the Gamblers. It was a soul funk band and we played at local venues like Chelsea’s Café. I played guitar and wrote music for the band and it was a lot of fun.”
Complete Weddings + Events loves planning events in Baton Rouge because it’s a vibrant, diverse city. We understand there’s no one-size-fits-all event, and enjoy the challenge of creating a unique event for our clients. Whether you want a trendy wedding playlist, a party blowout, or a more low-key professional soundtrack, we have a Baton Rouge event DJ equipped to handle each event with creativity and attention to detail.
Our DJ services extend beyond weddings. Our DJs are also available to DJ and emcee your fundraiser, school dance, Bat or Bar mitzvah, and more.
Looking to take elevate your entire reception space into an experience your guests will never forget? Complete Weddings + Events offers lighting options to uplight your space and create the perfect atmosphere for your evening! Learn more about our lighting here.
Deciding on your perfect event DJ means asking specific questions. We’ve simplified this for you with our list of tried-and-true questions that can help you figure out what you want to prioritize when choosing your Baton Rouge DJ:
Not every event DJ does weddings, and not every wedding DJ does events. However, great DJs have done a little of everything at one point or another. You want to be sure that your DJ has experience with many different kinds of people, venues, and events. The ability to thrive in many different scenarios is a sign of great skill and talent — which is just what you are looking for.
Excitement means different things to different people in different settings. Some events need lots of excitement and energy, others require a low-key approach. No matter what you are looking for, your DJ needs to be comfortable with building energy in a variety of environments.
Baton Rouge is known for its wide variety of beloved music genres. That means that any event you plan is sure to have some song requests from the guests. So how does your DJ handle this? Our DJs are comfortable making a call about a song request as long as you want them to! Our online event planner helps you list your top picks for music and your do-not-plays. This way you can manage what songs the DJ will completely avoid or what songs they will absolutely play.
Many larger special event DJ companies have lots of DJs who work for them, and sometimes you aren’t going to know who you get. Not everyone likes a surprise, especially on the day of a big event. At Complete Weddings + Events we put you in touch with your DJ before your event and go the extra mile to have a backup plan in case any unexpected problems occur.
Music is typically what someone expects a DJ to offer, but you never know what else they can bring to the table. Consider asking if they offer special dance floor lighting, HD video screens, or other fun effects that set their DJ experience apart. Knowing what the DJ can do will help make your event one-of-a-kind.
When you’re looking to hire event or wedding DJs in Baton Rouge, you want a DJ with experience. At Complete Weddings + Events our professional DJs are known around town, acting as great hosts and entertainment at events for years. They’re equipped with state-of-the-art sound gear and make sure you or your guest of honor are the focus of the event.
Your event requires a special event DJ who is an expert at keeping the party vibes going, which is why we offer DJs with the freshest playlists and a finger on the pulse of music that is best for events.
And, finally, the best DJs can handle any event — weddings, corporate events, birthdays, or any party — with an equally killer soundtrack and emcee style. Find a Baton Rouge event DJ who can do any of them and you’ve found a jack of all plays.
Complete Weddings + Events offers Complete Interactive, fun, fresh activities to get all your wedding guests involved! For each custom interactive wedding experience, we use online platforms and digital interaction to level up your wedding reception with couples questionnaire, trivia, song selection poll, and social media wall. Learn more about Complete Interactive to see what sets Complete Weddings + Events DJs in New Orleans & Baton Rouge apart!
Complete Weddings + Events is here to find you the Baton Rouge event DJ that is a perfect fit for your event. With professional sound and expert coordination, we guarantee an event that no one will forget. Contact us to chat more about our other options, too. We can help you plan your photography, videography, and even fun photo booth rental and lighting services to make your event unforgettable.