An Abandoned Playlist, The Story Of An Irish DJ on St Pattys Day

As a Professional DJ it is pertinent that you be prepared for the event that you are about to perform/entertain at. There are many different types of DJ’s (we will get into that at another time). However, no matter what type of DJ you are, you must be Diverse in order to be considered a Professional. This is the story of an Irish DJ on St. Patrick’s Day.

Our Owner, Jason Kelley, is primarily a “Wedding DJ” but is known to be able to “Rock The House” in any setting. Jason considers himself more of a “Wedding DJ” by choice. He has DJ’d many clubs, bars, private events, parties, festivals, and more. But he is most comfortable being a part of that Special Day. There are very few “DJ Gigs” he accepts outside of the Wedding Industry. One of which is his regular appearances at TGIFriday’s in Toledo, OH. Jason, along with fellow Book That DJ member Donny P, perform what they call “Tiger Trivia” every Wednesday. Jason also DJ’s a “Themed Party” once a Month for TGIFriday’s.


The St. Patty’s Day Party was planned for Sunday, March 17th. So as any Great DJ does, Jason put together an AWESOME play list of many Irish songs and Medley’s to entertain the St. Patty’s Party Goers. Everything from House of Pain to Floggin Molly, Barstool Hooligans, and of course Dropkick Murphy’s (with many more in between). Seemed as easy as any other Gig he prepares for.

Upon arriving for set up, Jason noticed that there weren’t any of the “regulars” or “Party Goers” in attendance. In fact it was a completely different crowd all together. Very little green and only about a handful of people. He opened his set with a perfect beatmatch blend from House Of Pain Jump Around to Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m shipping up to Boston”. It was at this time Jason noticed the patrons in attendance were not very entertained and slightly annoyed by the music being played. He was then faced with a dillemmma. Should he continue playing Irish music since he was hired to DJ a St. Patrick’s Day Party and hope Party Goers arrive? or Should he switch it up to entertain the crowd before him. Although it seems like a hard decision, it really was not. As a professional entertainer, Jason quickly switched up the music and began to just DJ on the Fly. He engaged the crowd with his microphone charisma and then shifted right into Aerosmith ft. Run DMC – Walk This Way. The VIBE of the party was then in Full Effect.

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“You must Adapt to your crowd”, said Jason Kelley, “if you’re not keeping your crowd entertained, you are failing. It’s not about ‘Me’ when I DJ, it’s about how much FUN people have when I’m in charge of their FUN”.



“DJing is like putting together a Puzzle and playing chess at the same time… Songs should fit right where they need to be while watching the moves of the crowd and calculating. A Great DJ thinks 3 plays ahead in planning right where each piece will fit before the time runs out, all the while knowing it can change at any moment”.  – Jason Kelley.

Any DJ knows that a prepared play list never stays the same. In this case it was abandoned all together.

Thank You for Reading. Don’t forget to BOOK THAT DJ!



Wait! You Do What!?

We are more than just DJs!

Our Top 3 aspects of our DJ company that sets us apart from the rest are what make our clients so happy and stress free! Take advantage of these elements by Booking That DJ! As soon as you book with our company you get access to these…

1. Open Communication with our DJ Company.

Not only will you have full communication access to your dj, but also with anyone else in the company.  Our company is more like a family than a company. We treat all clients as if they were family as well. Whether it be through Facebook, email, text, phone, twitter, our website, our communication lines are always available for you. We have a 24 hour policy as well. What that means is that if you don’t reach one of our staff members right away, we will respond within 24 hours. We understand the importance of having answers right away in order to ensure things are less stressful.

2. Our Passion and Creativity.

We are constantly staying up to date on all of the latest “Trends”. Not just in the wedding industry, but in pop culture and the party scene as well. We enjoy making lasting memories and what better way than to do something completely original. Our staff has creative “Brainstorming” meetings often to try to come up with new and exciting ways to ensure our clients and their guests have the most fun possible. Whether it’s making a brand new and original “mashup” or “Mix” for your specialty dances, or simply “Playing Along” with a theme idea. We enjoy what we do and want you to enjoy it too.

3. Our Planning Process.

The other two aspects of our company also play a big part in the Planning Process that we have perfected for you. By having our Open Communication policy it makes it easier to get answers for planning questions. The passion and creativity we bring to the table allows for “Outside The Box” options that you may not have thought about on your own. We like to get involved and help make the event as successful and memorable as possible. Alongside these two options, the online Planning Area allows for you to have complete control. All of our clients are given an exclusive password to their own “Client Area” on our website. There they have access to over 80,000 different songs to choose for play list creation, a Planning Form, a Timeline, and so much more! This area is exclusive to our clients and can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So if you’re up at 3am because you just can’t sleep, you can “tinker” with an original play list that will make your event even more fun.


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On top of these three things, we (of course) have the Experience, Professionalism, Affordability, and Knowledge to create lasing memories for you and all of your guests. We not only know Music and Planning, but we know Sound. Sound is an important factor for everything to maintain a balance. If your sound isn’t pleasant than all the planning just goes out the window. We have TOP of the LINE equipment to ensure you have the Best SOUND possible!

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Super Hero DJs To The Rescue

Have you thought about doing a Themed Wedding? Theme weddings create a whole new aspect of making memories. We here at Book That DJ have done Themes that range from your quintessential “Princess” or “Disney” theme wedding all the way to the creative Star Wars, Super Heroes, Detroit Tigers (Sports Theme) and even the Muppets themed weddings. The Wedding Theme you choose should most definitely reflect your character the most. You can even create your own theme all together.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you inform your wedding vendors of the exact details you would like to have done. Our Wedding DJs enjoy creativity and absolutely love to get involved with the theme.

Ysuper hero theme weddingou don’t even have to do a Full Theme Wedding. Simple decoration additions and hints of a theme also make for great Lasting Memories. Let your imagination take control. Weddings don’t always have to be entirely traditional. This Special Day is the day you will remember for the rest of your lives, make sure everyone else does to.


This article is primarily about wedding Themes. However, we like to think of ourselves as Super Heroes already. We save the day and go above and beyond the call of duty. Our Powers are generated from our Knowledge, Creativity, and our Ability to Create Awesomeness with a Single Sound.

Hire yourself a Super Hero Today! Even if you’re not planning a theme.

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Don’t Hesitate To Book Your DJ, You Might Miss Out

“Hesitation = Frustration”

This quote applies directly to booking your DJ. If you know what DJ you want to handle your event, Book Them and Book Them Fast! Chances are that if you wait, they may not be available for you when you call. Our company is continuously growing. This year we have had to add 2 new DJs to the team and we plan on adding at least one more. Even with 4 DJs in our company there are dates that we will unfortunately have to decline because we will all be booked up.

If Book That DJ is your Top Choice, BOOK!

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We don’t need to give you a “Sales Pitch” or “Persuade” you to feel comfortable booking our DJs, we offer so much with our service that it speaks for itself. Our Brides book with us because we are reliable, relate-able, and responsible. When Booking your Dj you want to have a connection with that person that will ensure you are comfortable with them being in charge of one of the most important days in your life. We ensure that connection.

Even with all that we offer and how well we relate to couples, there is still a hesitation sometimes. Whether it be due to financial restraints or simply (and the most common reason) not understanding the importance of booking your DJ right away. We are flexible enough to be able to work with a couples budget, just ask. If your thinking of just putting it off until your date gets closer, you may lose out on a great DJ Service. So Don’t Hesitate, Book Now and get comfortable because its guaranteed to be FUN!

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Is your First Dance Song in the Top 10 for 2013?

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When it comes to that special moment when you and your newly wed partner step out onto the Dance Floor and Dance for the first time as a married couple, you want the most perfect song. There are so many classic “First Dance” songs. However, if you are looking for something new to stay up to date, here is a list of the Top Ten for 2013 according to Wedding Wire. Is yours in this list?

  1. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
  2. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  3. “You Are My Rock” by Beyonce
  4. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  5. “Just a Kiss” by Lady Antebellum
  6. “Home” by Phillip Phillips
  7. “Without You” by David Guetta ft. Usher
  8.  “As Long as You Love Me” by Justin Bieber
  9. “Heartbeat” by the Fray
  10. “Kiss Me” by Ed Sheeran


We can make it creative!

If  you and your fiance want to WOW your guests with something different, let us know and we can create a “Megamix” of slow and fast songs for your first dance to be extra special! All of our DJ’s are passionate about creating lasting memories in any way we can to make it extra fun.


We hope you enjoy this list. If you have any recommendations as to what should be added to this list, feel free to Post your Top Ten on our Facebook Page.