PITTSBURGH - BUTLER, PA - MERCER, PA, - WASHINGTON PA - WHEELING WV - ZANESVILLE, OH - COLUMBUS, OH - MARIETTA, OH - FINDLAY, OH & BEYOND
Professional, award-winning & offering a refreshing & unique DJ service:
Distinctive"Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique DJ, Event Direction AND Design service.
An exclusive branding & signature style that encompasses much more than the music & is infused with a unique approach, philosophy and attitude to wedding & event DJ entertainment.
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DISTINCTIVE INDUSTRY AWARDS + CLIENT REVIEWS
I'M PROUD TO BE THE PREMIERE SOLE PROPRIETOR PRO DJ/MC IN THE PITTSBURGH AREA.
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HONORED TO BE PITTSBURGH'S ONLY "SOLE PROPRIETOR" PROFESSIONAL DJ/MC
TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE KNOT 'BEST OF WEDDINGS HALL OF FAME'!
PITTSBURGH'S ONLY MULTI-AWARD WINNING "SOLE PROPRIETOR" PROFESSIONAL DJ/MC:
THE KNOT 'BEST OF WEDDINGS'
WEDDING WIRE 'COUPLES' CHOICE' AWARD
SIMULTANEOUSLY & IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS!
RE-INVENTING WEDDING + EVENT DJ ENTERTAINMENT
Hi there & thanks for "clicking" by. I'm Jack Helbig (sorry if you were expecting a lame "DJ name" like so many DJ's use). If my name sounds familiar, that's because you probably hear me each weekday morning as I'm an on-air radio personality/producer (in addition to possessing radio programming experience as well). I've actually been an on-air personality for over two decades at a number of other stations during that time.
I have three simple goals: Be different, be consistent and be one of the best! I pride myself in being the premier professional sole proprietor ("single-op") in the Pittsburgh area*, along with offering a unique brand & signature style that really separates my brand of service from the majority of DJ's/DJ services et al throughout the area. If you're looking for "just another" DJ or a "big box"-type DJ, I am NOT that. My overall service is truly different.
My exclusive brand of "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique DJ entertainment encompasses much more than just the music. It's my overall approach, philosophy & attitude towards wedding & event DJ entertainment.
It's combined with a distinctive boutique-style approach to designing each event, and without resorting to the typical "hype", overbearing DJ that is berating or shaming your guests to "get on the dance floor", outdated techniques, blow-up props and costumes, cheesy interactions and games, preset playlists and resorting to line dances to get your party started.
A "RARE BREED" OF PRO DJ
NOT A "BIG BOX"-TYPE SERVICE THAT OUTSOURCES EVENTS
In case you haven't noticed, everyone & their parents seems to be a DJ nowadays (thanks to technology). The market is inundated with "DJ's", along with 'big box'-type DJ services. I refer to them as "big box"-type because their business model essentially is similar to that of a big box store.
These are DJ companies/agencies/entertainment groups that simply book as many events as possible per day & outsource them to whatever DJ they can find/is available (I've worked for these types of companies, so I know first-hand how a majority of them operate. While a few (literally) operate a little differently, their business model is basically the same. Quite a few of these DJ services are also "one-stop shops" where you can hire a DJ, then they also dabble in photography, videography, photobooth, live music, etc. Their business model IS booking as many events as they can handle in a day and sorting them out to whomever later.
There's nothing wrong with that type of business model. That is IF that's the type of "service" you're looking for where you're essentially "matched" with a DJ. Like being "matched" with profiles on a dating site/app.
I don't know about you, but when I was looking for a professional photographer, I wanted one who focused solely on that and did that well -- not dabbling in a bunch of other things. If someone is looking for a professional photographer or videographer or photobooth company, I can refer them to those who do that -- and only that! That is part of the reason behind my consist industry awards as a unique "sole proprietor" in the market & unique brand of DJ service I provide.
This is where my professional service (just me) stands out as a refreshing and unique Pittsburgh DJ, Wheeling DJ, Butler DJ, As a true "sole proprietor", my business model consists of one event per day. And that's yours! I'm constantly working to take my exclusive "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique DJ service to the next level & continue to remain unique.
Which is why I have chosen a business model that focuses solely on what I do -- a professional DJ & MC -- and be the best at it that I can be! And, I do what I do very, very well (see my reviews as a sole proprietor for further proof). Branching out and offering additional services like photography, videography, photobooth and/or live music -- or a "one-stop shop" has never been my plan. It never will be.
I have NO "sales people" or "booking managers." I don't use independent contractors/freelancers like majority of these DJ companies/agencies/groups do. My business consists of me, myself & I. I've always been a "single op" (DJ shorthand for 'sole proprietor') and always will be. And, unlike majority of these "one-person" services that are simply hobbyists, I am not. I run an actual business. I'm a registered business in the state of Ohio & Pennsylvania, pay taxes and possess proper insurances. Just like any other LEGIT business does.
Plus, as a "single op", I've never been late, canceled, overbooked or had to outsource any event. Most DJ's AND "big box" DJ services can't make that claim.
With each and every one of my couples & clients, I am laser-focused on their event, their vision with my boutique (ultra-personalized) service, in addition to enhancing the overall guest experience. Without resorting to the "gimmicks" that many rely on to book a client. I have a modern & unconventional approach to weddings. I truly pride myself in not doing the same thing over and over, or simply "going through the motions." Each & every event is different. Each and every person has their own vision. So, I treat all of it with an ultra-personalized approach.
Because my business is a "one-man show", I can offer the distinctive type of boutique DJ service that is unlike any other DJ service around. That's because I'm not focused on multiple events, staffing them, making sure that staff is where they're supposed to be, equipment logistics, dealing with issues the staff is dealing with and the multitude of other things that comes with running a company dealing with all of that. No thanks!
Although most of my events during the year are distinctive weddings, I provide professional DJ/MC services for corporate & company events, private adult events like anniversaries, birthdays, college formals & reunions. Ask me about my unique approach to class reunions and decade-themed events.
I do (and love to) travel. My events go from Pittsburgh to Wheeling to most of Ohio. Being a "single DJ" (sole proprietor) that only books one event per day gives me the opportunity to offer my distinctive brand and signature style of DJ service on the road, per se!
If you're looking for a refreshing approach, philosophy and attitude to wedding & event DJ entertainment -- one that is truly different from what you've either witnessed or read/heard about, I know you'll be impressed. So, continue to check out my website for more about my service as it relates to your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and I look forward to hearing from you!
Whether it's a wedding, corporate event or an adult party, my core values, philosophy, approach and attitude remain consistent.
In addition, my business model is different than most of my professional counterparts. I am NOT a DJ 'agency' or 'company' that simply book events & then hand your event off to a lower-tiered DJ (whom you might not get to talk to or meet until shortly before your event. At that point, it'll be too late if you realize they aren't a good fit). Your event is "just another gig" to them. You essentially get "lost in the shuffle."
As a "single" professional DJ/MC, I do not employ or contract any event to another DJ. I'm here for my clients throughout the entire planning process. They know I'm just a phone call or email away.
Your event is treated as YOUR event, with YOUR vision & NOT a duplicate of what others have seen before. After all, no-two events are the same!
EXCLUSIVE "SOCIAL MEDIA SCREEN"
MUSIC VIDEO PROJECTION IN HD
One of the benchmarks of my professional service is a focus on ultra-personalized service and enhancing the guest experience (and, in essence, enhancing the event). Not gimmicks.
For events like college formals, corporate events, class reunions/decade-themed events, my exclusive "Social Media Screen" and also music video projection is included with most offerings.
The "Social Media Screen" -- which is live & interactive -- has really enhanced events from weddings to corporate events because guests can capture all of the moments of the night in pictures and then either text them or use Twitter. All of those images and messages will then project all night long on a screen(s). Whether they're snapping pictures of dancing with friends, hanging out at their table or wherever, guests at events have loved getting more involved with this feature that I include.
Also part of my service that enhances events -- particularly class reunions/decade-themed events -- is music videos projected on a screen. Remember when MTV & VH1 (before the VH1 brand abandoned music video programming altogether a couple of years ago) used to show music videos?
Guests of the event are further entertained by dancing and socializing while the actual music video of the song is played. Be reminded of those fashions, hair & "dance moves" of the decades-gone by.
I also offer a slideshow projection as well. It can even be produced with a soundtrack.
DJ ENTERTAINMENT INVESTMENT
THE RIGHT DJ IS VITAL TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT
If you consider the DJ entertainment an important part of your wedding, then you realize that how important the right DJ is. After all, no one blamed the chair covers for a bad (or good) time. Generally, that blame goes to the DJ entertainment. Just think of weddings/events you've been to and either had a good time or bad time.
I know how frustrating trying to find pricing for most DJ's is. You've probably received a wide array of quotes. Pricing for DJ services -- along with any other type of service -- varies greatly. With this being a service-based business, it's unlike pricing a product that you can try out, feel or drive around. And, although many companies in our industry may have similarly titled options or offerings, if you do some homework, you soon will discover that there is a difference and cost for all these will vary from company to company based on the quality and attention to detail.
Also, pricing varies because along with professional DJ's/MC's like myself, the industry is also inundated with those who do it as a side hobby (the same can be said for photographers and video graphers, for example). So, you have to decide if you want someone who does this for a few extra bucks, is relatively new to the business (a few years) or an experienced professional DJ that is actually invested in what they do & keeping up with trends, etc (and are running an actual business). I fall into the latter classification.
Professional and experienced DJ's (like myself) are priced accordingly, as are those who are only doing it as a side gig, along with those new to the industry. Comparing a rather new DJ to an experienced professional is an apples to oranges comparison, for example.
Also, each and every event is different. No two weddings (or events) are ever the same. Therefore, each event has its' own needs, or might have unique needs. To me, there is no "standard". There is no "typical". I do not offer a "cookie-cutter" service with a "one-price-fits-all' approach like many DJ's do. Your wedding or event is not a "one-size-fits-all'.