Name: Andrea Singer
Nickname: DJ Andi
Date of Birth: August 14th
Place of Birth: Chicago
Years DJing: 22 years
Other experience: Wedding and event planner, Pro Audio & Visual Sales, Dance & Fashion Choreographer & Lighting Designer, Yoga Teacher, Pilates Instructor
Favorite DJ Moment: After 22 years of djing, I have so many. How much time do you have? Here are a couple:
I was the dj for Salinas Relay for Life for many years. I did most of the emceeing, picked out all the music for the luminary ceremony and the music to motivate the participates to keep moving for the cause. It was very emotional, and rewarding to be part of something so powerful and inspiring for the community.
I remember one ceremony/reception in which the officiant didn’t show up (he forgot) for over 2 hours. I played music for the guests and hung out with my bride and bridesmaids in the brides room (being a girl gives me an advantage) keeping her calm. It ended up being a beautiful ceremony and a really fun reception. I am now a minister, just in case it ever happens again!!!
Favorite Song: Wow, this is a hard one. I have so many!! Music has always been part of my life. I can tell you for my personal enjoyment I listen to all genres of music, from Country, Hip Hop, Alternative, Reggae, Celtic, Christian, Motown, Rock and everything in between. For my events, I work with my clients to put together a great mix of music that will keep their guests dancing. O.K. I’ll try to pick a couple of my favs….”Let me know” Collie Buddz, ” Just like heaven” The cure, of course, however I really like the remake by Katie Melua, “I’m in Miami Trick” LMFAO, “Never Let Go” by David Crowder, ” Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts, “Sandstorm” by Darude, “All my Loving” The Beatles ………..
Favorite Type Event to DJ: I’d have to say that weddings are . I love helping my brides and grooms choreograph every detail of their ceremony and/or reception and then watching it unfold just as they dreamed it to be. I am a dj/wedding coordinator, so I am very detail orientated. My goal is to make the day perfect, no matter what!!!!
I also enjoy school dances. For many years I was the dj for all the sober graduation all night parties in the area, and was blessed with the nick name “Sober Queen”. Birthday parties and corporate events are a lot of fun too. I have been a disc jockey for every event you could imagine and each one is memorable.
Activities/things you enjoy outside of Djing: Attending yoga classes, running, hiking, reading, movies, listening to music, watching my daughter play volleyball (yep..I’m a volleyball Mom!), I love to travel to warm places and enjoy sharing my travels with those in need of honeymoon ideas!
Talents: I have been in the fitness and wellness business for over 25 years. I am an ERYT ( Registered yoga teacher), so when I’m not teaching or dj-ing I am continuing my education. I am also a certified Pilates instructor and a Spin Teacher ( those classes you attend where you ride a bike to no where, but have alot of fun doing it!)
It was a pleasure working with Andi – she listened to what we wanted and gave a great show for us. The equipment was on target and Andi managed it well. My guests responded so happily to the plan she helped me build, and she looked great too!
Thank you for your help in making my event a success. Have a good rest of the summer!
Kathleen and Marc Durka-Anderson 06-16-2012
Hope this email finds you well! Jordan and I returned from our honeymoon in Kauai last Thursday. We left on Valentines and spent 10 days there enjoying the first few days of married life.
Before too much time elapsed, I wanted to thank you for everything during the wedding reception (Feb 11 at the Perry House). The music was great. I thought it was cool having the Christian music playing, esp. since our day we really wanted God tightly woven through and through. And I always wanted to acknowledge that you worked very hard trying to get people on the dance floor. Let me say that his side of the guest list were very hard to budge out of their seats. They didn’t even leave the dance hall to see the photo wall (in the carriage house) or sign my puzzle (which was on the deck). So believe me when I say I know that the crowd was tough.
But thanks for everything. All of your hard work was greatly appreciated. And what did you think of our first dance?! Cute, huh? Not had for practicing only 5 times, including getting the routine made.
Below are the websites to our wedding website and “share site” for the pictures, in case you wanted to see.
Thanks again for everything!
She did a wonderful job. I heard a lot of great comments about her music selection. Thank you for your great service and we look forward to using it for other events.
Wanted to write you back to tell you thank you so much for sending Andi. She was beyond incredible. A great and fun DJ, super attentive and very intuitive. She was also and incredibly nice person. I am so thankful that she was the one to DJ our wedding; she was FANTASTIC! I could go on and on so please thank her very much for us; anyone who has her djing their wedding is very lucky!
Jennica and Rob 11-12-2011
Andrea was great. She knew exactly what kind of music to play at just the right time. Your company did a really nice job. Thanks so much.
Lou had a wonderful 90th party. Thank you again.
Debbie Ottone 10/10/2011
I just wanted you to forward my very sincere thanks to Andrea, who was the DJ for our wedding at the Perry House on Saturday. Andrea went so far and beyond the call of duty; she was incredibly helpful and friendly from the moment she showed up. We had an absolutely perfect wedding, and she was an enormous part of the success! Thank you for providing us with such a great DJ!
Jessica and Sean 9/11/2011
Thanks so much for being part of our wedding- the lighting, sound, and Andi were all perfect! We honestly would not have changed a thing. We sent Andi a quick thank you as well, she was awesome. I will definitely recommend you guys to any couples I know who may be getting married in the future. Thanks again!
Cliff – 5/23/2011
Thank you Thank you Thank you! As always you do such a wonderful job and our wedding reception was terrific!
Love, Carolyn Truesdell 8-29-09
Andrea, Thank you so much for making our day so special. It really was amazing. You are a pro!! We will recommend you highly!
Love Jen & Adam Balesteri 6/28/08
Dear Andrea, Thank you for making our wedding such a wonderful day. You made things so easy for us from the beginning. The music was wonderful and you kept everything moving along. Thanks for being flexible with the the requests. Everyone there really enjoyed you and the music. Thanks again for a wonderful job.
Love, Janet & Susan 10/21/97
Andrea, I would like to thank you a million times over for the absolutely wonderful job you did on my wedding day. You really helped out in everything, form bustling my dress , to finding a cake knife to cut the cake. The music was so perfect and my family is still talking about the awesome dj at my wedding! Thanks so much for being so genuinely special.
Lori & Gustavo Galeano
Andrea, You did such an amazing job at our wedding. The music was just as we wanted and everyone had such a blast! Thank you so much for helping to keep our wedding day on track. You were great. Our day couldn’t have been any better.
Matt and Megan Cesario Sept. 6,1997
Andrea, Thank you for helping make our wedding day very special. You did a wonderful job and everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks for all of the 80′s songs & groups- The cure, Depeche Mode, etc. We had the time of our lives!!
Sincerely, Kristen & Pat Moore
Andrea, There are no words great enough to thank you for being such an important part of Jessica & Bobby’s wedding. Thank you for showing your patience & kindness to all!
With great & sincere appreciation- Sharon Gates & Family
Andrea , Just a note to thank you again for holding our wedding together. We appreciate your great personality and professionalism.
Tom & Kara Westcott