Planning an event? I've already got your soundtrack!

Planning an event? I've already got your soundtrack!

The RIGHT music for ANY occasion!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Book your Fall/Winter events now!

I know it feels like summer has barely begun, but before you realize it, we'll be back in the rhythms and routines of autumn. School schedules, soccer matches, and in general, just more of a hurried pace.

These upcoming months are also going to start filling up with anniversaries, theme parties, reunions, school fundraisers, fall weddings, Halloween parties, and more. If you don't plan ahead, you may miss your chance for "A Positive Spin" to provide the perfect mix of music for your important event!

And don't think that a DJ is synonymous with getting people dancing. At "A Positive Spin", we also specialize in providing the right background music! Whatever theme your event is going to have, we can help set the right mood. Look at the ideas below:

"Moonstruck" - the music of Little Italy
"Ratatouille" - music for a French Bistro
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - exactly.
1950's "Back To The Future" prom/sock hop
50's/60's "American Grafitti" or "Grease" party
1960's surfboards and hot rods beach party
1960's "Austin Powers" shagadelic groove fest
1970's jukebox gold - classic hits to disco/funk
1980's MTV bash
Halloween 2008 - Ghostbusters to Thriller to Monster Mash, plus stuff you haven't thought of...

Contact us now for the best available dates.
Phone (925) 487-1755

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Events: sum'r okay, sum'r great!

It's that post-wedding, post-graduation time of the year again. And aside from this blog, my only real advertising has been the yellow pages ad. I thought I'd try to kick-start things a bit by offering my services for free at a couple of events (one of which didn't work out).

Toward the end of June, "Auto Affair" (an auto accessories retailer for owners of Ferrari's, etc.) sponsored an "exotic and performance auto show" here in Danville. On one end of the parking lot, a live band was set up near the American Classic cars (Mustangs, etc.), and on the other end (with the European models), I was set up playing a combination of techno instrumentals, classic rock and adult/latin pop. One of the owners insisted that the music on his laptop was best suited for the clientele (James Blunt, Andrea Bocelli, etc.), so I wired it into my system for the first hour. After awhile, however, people started complaining that his music was boring, and I began doing my own thing, to rave reviews. A few business cards were taken, and so far, one inquiry has come in. Sadly, I had to turn it down, since I already had another gig for that date.

Danville turned 150 this year, while also celebrating the 50th anniversary of it's fabled July 4 parade. "Hay Days" was resurrected for the occasion, and I thought I'd try to piggy-back onto some of the festivities by setting up at Trader Joe's (for free!). Everything was going well until the property management thought the wires, etc., might be a liability, and so they put the kibosh on it.

Undaunted, I proceeded for the second year in a row to provide music for our homeowners' association's annual July 4 BBQ at the pool/clubhouse. I taped down the electrical cords and set up the heavy equipment prior to the parade, then left early to finish setting up before noon. By all accounts, things went great! Except for one 7-year-0ld's request for some song about a Frog, I was able to play every request. With a combination of patriotic tunes, top 40, oldies and kids' favorites, it was a success! The kids were dancing, people were smiling, and I got paid!