Meet DJ Lenny

DJ Lenny
Hometown:  Washington Township, NJ
Master of Ceremonies
Entertaining Weddings Since 1981
Associate's Degree Substitute Teacher

Why I Love Weddings:

I love weddings because of the positive atmosphere of everyone being in a happy and festive mood as two families become one. Seeing the bride smile as I make a special dedication to her grandmother or hearing the applause and laughing from the guests as the bride and groom play the Shoe Game is priceless. It gives me great pleasure knowing that I played a small part in the very difficult planning which culminates with the last song played providing lifelong memories for everyone. I pride myself in having every song the bride and groom requests.

A Little Bit About Myself:

I cannot not remember a time when music was not a part of my life. I feel fortunate that I have an appreciation for all music genres and continue to anticipate the next big hit or music trend. Upon graduating high school and having some money to spare, I purchased basic DJ equipment and started performing at parties. After seeing the positive impact I could have with people, I was hooked immediately and knew this was something I could do for a very long time. In addition to weddings, I perform for various Special Needs organizations in my area.

How I Handle Music Requests:

I take all requests seriously and determine how it fits into the bride and groom’s program as well as its ability to keep the flow of the affair. Sometimes, the oddest request is unique to a family and can do wonders at the event. When I do play a request, my years of experience has given me the ability to know when and how to fit it in.

How I Get Guests Up And Dancing:

I get guests engaged by gaining their confidence early on. I try to make small talk with guests from the very beginning including introducing myself as I encounter the guests. I feel if the guests feel comfortable with me, they are more likely to get involved and participate should I ask them. Confidence is also gained with some ice-breakers starting with the very popular by centerpiece give-a-away during dinner. Another key to filling the dance floor, is my ability to read the crowd and make adjustments as appropriate.

Other Interests:

As for hobbies, I like going to the gym especially taking a Spinning class. My new passion is Pickleball. While this a great exercise, it's competitive nature along with the comradery of the other players make it extremely entertaining. Cooking is another passion of mine. I am always looking for the next new kitchen gadget. I am constantly online for various ethnic recipes. I take pride in my home and its appearance, so it is not uncommon to find me at Lowe’s looking for my next project.

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