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When I first became a Professional Wedding Disc Jockey I made a conscious decision not to ever become a high-volume company. I believe in working fewer events so that I am able to give more attention and personalized service to each of my clients. After all, you're hosting a special event so my top priorities are to make it both enjoyable and memorable. I love everything about music. This makes me a seasoned professional DJ who loves what he does and cares deeply about the success of your wedding, celebration or party.

Single-event focus - Your event will be my only event that day.
Professional equipment - I use only commercial grade audio equipment.
Professional presentation - My custom painted podium will complement any setting.
Undivided attention to detail - As a full time event professional I know what matters! You can trust my expertise to guide you in your decision making process and through your special event.

Experience. My company is strictly owner-operated. For over thirty years I have been entertaining at wedding receptions, company parties, class reunions, picnics, birthdays, retirement parties, anniversaries, fundraisers and fashion shows. I perform at every event so you are guaranteed one of the most experienced DJ's in Northern California.

Master of Ceremonies. A great MC at a wedding moves the guests both emotionally by keeping them engaged and physically when the event needs to shift locations around the venue. These shifts happen frequently at receptions when a cocktail hour closes outside on the patio to dinner inside, when inviting tables to a buffet line and any gathering of guests for toasts, cake cutting and special dances.

Reputation. I am very proud of my reputation within the wedding industry as a highly qualified professional who has exemplary business ethics. I am reliable, pay attention to details and am an accomplished team player on the day of your wedding or event.

Music. Most D.J. companies will advertise they provide a wide variety of music and large libraries are even more common with the advent of digital music. The mass of popular music can be overwhelming so I work with my clients in advance of their events to keep it manageable.

Requests. Who picks the songs? The Guests? The Client? The DJ? It is absolutely one of the most discussed questions. When I program music I love to consider your tastes, your guests' requests and my expertise in keeping your party going.

Availability. The Number One Frequently Asked Question: "Are you open on my date?"

It's also one of the biggest challenges in the special event business because the demand for quality entertainers well exceeds the supply on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

I am not a high-volume company. I believe in less events and more attention to my customers. This higher customer service also extends to people I cannot help due to availability. Please call or e-mail me so we can find out if I am still open on your date. If not, I promise to do my best to refer you to a quality company. I am able to do this by maintaining the calendars of a few other DJ's making your call to me a productive one even if I'm already engaged on your date.

Local Knowledge. The Bay Area is my home. I have worked at nearly every event facility in the area. I have a strong working knowledge of all the wineries, mansions, hotels and country clubs. I know the best ways to access the stages and performance areas. I come prepared with the appropriate equipment and staff to safely move my sound systems.

If I haven't worked at your wedding venue before, or it's been a few years since I've been there, I will happily go on a complimentary site inspection before your event date so I'll know how to get there, their current loading procedures, and any other details that will have an impact on the level of service I will provide you on your very important day.

Equipment. I use only digital audio. I feature Shure Microphones, Denon Audio, Rane Mixers and Mackie speakers. All of my components are permanently mounted in custom cabinets.

And while many DJs use a standard 6' table (or two) draped with black tablecloths and their cords and backs of their equipment facing your audience, my system is self contained in an elegantly, hand painted podium that seamlessly blends into any ball or banquet room.

Full Time Service. I make a full time commitment to my business which means you get full time service. During the week I am meeting clients and preparing for my weekend events. I am easy to reach during normal business hours and yet flexible enough for evening appointments.

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Photo Credits: Bride and Groom by Marla Christina at Ralston Hall, Dancing Bride by Joe Homsy, Carl Mindling by Teresa Halton at Kohl Mansion

Hi! My name is Carl Mindling and I've been a full-time, Professional Wedding DJ and MC for over three decades. I also MC and DJ other special events including birthday parties, anniversaries and corporate events in San Jose, San Francisco, and the Greater Northern California Bay Area. Please give me a call or drop me an email if you have any questions about the services I offer.

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