Meet Michael

Hometown: Edison, NJ
Master of Ceremonies
Entertaining Weddings Since 1980
Certified Professional Entertainer
BA in Social Welfare

Why I Love Weddings

They matter and the energy of the event is so forceful and alive!

A Little About Me

Since my professional training as a counselor, I understand people and figure out what they need most. Reading a crowd and sensing exactly what they need to make an event successful is natural for me. Whether body language, smiles, dancing, age, cultural diversity, or anything else; I understand people.

Participating in our need for fun and celebration is such a blessing for me. I am glad I get to share these gifts with others. The fact that I have been a musical fanatic since my Dad brought home ‘45s of the Beatles when I was a child; music has always been a significant part of my life. As a teenager, I was the only person I knew who listened to rock, disco, new wave, classical, jazz, oldies, soul, R&B, Motown, and Carole King. Those days it was not cool to listen to multiple genres, you had to listen to the same music as your peer group; not me. I needed diversity and still do. The more diverse the crowd and music, the more I am in my element.

Most Memorable Wedding Moment

Too many to list but if I had to choose it would be last May. I was hired to DJ and MC a wedding for a local New Jersey couple. He was from Georgia and she was from France. A week before the wedding all the airports were closed in France due to bomb threats and her family was not going to be able to come to her wedding. She was frantic, and called me crying at 6:20 A.M. I tried to support her but knew there was little that I could do. The day before the wedding, the ban was lifted and her family could make it after all! They landed in Newark and came directly to the wedding, changing in the bathroom of the reception hall. The wedding guests were filled with love dancing all night long. Talk about ‘meant to be.’

How I Incorporate Music Requests

I appreciate honoring requests. I know it has become ‘hip’ for DJs not to take requests and think they know better than you what you want to hear but I like requests. It gives me the opportunity to get to know you and have a conversation with you and all of your guests.

Other Interests

In my unstructured time I can be found dancing, creative writing, singing, near food (growing, cooking & eating), playing volleyball, meditating, Yoga, painting, drawing, calligraphy, enjoying beaches, mountains, and forests. I returned to America after a year and a half in Asia including South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. I like learning about and experiencing other cultures and ways of living.

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