What can I say about myself. First of all if you are reading this and want to thank you for visiting my website. I am very blessed to follow my passion for a living and share my love for all types of music with people. People like yourself keep my dream alive and that means everything to me.
From a very young age I was exposed to all types of music. I can remember the bus ride to school we had no radio. So people would bring boomboxes and play mix tapes. I wrote on a bus with all ages and I figured out how to make my own tapes by fourth grade. I remember when I gave the bigger kids my tape and they all liked it, so I just kept making more. It would make me very happy when I would get on the bus and they would say hey get another tape from that kid. I think from there it just built as I got older in school there would be school dances and I would help my one friend who was a DJ with all the school dances. His brother was a hip-hop DJ and he had turntables and until then I had never heard DJs mixing records together. I remember going to his house a lot and trying to take advantage of that time to practice on his equipment, dreaming of the day that I would get my own. After I graduated high school I took a few gigs at teen clubs and played a few private events. As I started working in retail as an adult people would always turn to me for music, whether it be for themselves or music for their stores. I would still always DJ as a hobby, but I never figured out that I could do it for living until 2002. I can remember the feeling I had at one big party I was doing and everybody was dancing and having so much fun and I felt like for the first time I knew why I was put here on this earth. It was to bring people together and celebrate through my love for music.
I don't know how much you know about DJing, but there is a big difference between a DJ who just plays songs, and a turntablist. As a turntabllist you can mix records together on beat and in time in a way that does not disrupt the dance floor and the songs just blend from one to the next. There are so many levels to this and I can say honestly I am at the very top when it comes to doing this. But what does that mean for you as my client? Let me explain if a DJ is playing an event and he picks the wrong song, you have to wait until that song is over till he plays another song unless he just cuts it out in the middle. Just the second of dead air or an offbeat mix can kill a dance floor instantly. I'm sure you have seen parties where everyone flocks to the dance floor for one song and then they don't like the next one, and there is a mass exit from the dance floor. A more skilled DJ knows his crowd from the minute they walk in the building and is testing their likes and dislikes from the beginning and building his selection for the rest of the night. Many DJs only play one style of music, but I am an open format DJ. That means I am skilled and experienced with many genres of music and I can rock any crowd. Whether you want to hear rock 'n roll and classic country or maybe Latin music mixed with deep house, I do all that. Being able to play many genres and jump from one vibe to another keeping all the party people happy without losing the dance floor is something you can only learn from trial and error. I have decades of experience at this and it sets me apart from other DJs.
For your wedding or special event, I will help you choose songs for your special dances, and tailor a music program for your event around your likes and dislikes, while also entertaining your guests and taking requests.
As an MC for your wedding or special event I will be interacting with your guests while handling all the announcements, setting up your special dances, and introducing those giving a toast or making other speeches I will be fun and entertaining.
I have been trained by the nation's top wedding educators as an MC. I have hosted hundreds of weddings and special events, hosted press conferences, and even done standup comedy.
Visit my Facebook page DJ Toby Varner Binghamton New York to see reviews from my past clients.
Contact me today for a free consultation call or text