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Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

Another happy couple had their Wedding.  Thank you Rob & Sabrina for letting us be a part of your wedding day!  Now, this was one amazing wedding!  Rob & Sabrina's Mom contacting us about two months prior to the wedding because they were having troubles with the DJ they had contracted with originally.  Luckily, we had the date available and DJ Hollow took charge and got to DJ for this amazing couple and all of their family and friends. 

Austin DJ: Party DJ vs. an iPod or CD Player

Austin DJ: Party DJ vs. an iPod or CD Player

It is easy to think that you can replace an Austin DJ service with a CD player but an Austin DJ provides more than just music. An Austin DJ helps set the atmosphere of a party. A great party DJ will be able to keep the audience engaged by responding to their musical requests and providing friendly conversation. The DJs choice of music and talents at reading a crowd will help to create the atmosphere of your event. Through the use of the right type of music at an appropriate volume your DJ will provide the backdrop to many activities such as gift-opening at a bir

Playing a radio at a party may seem like the easy option but you run the risk of boring your guests with unwanted advertisements and announcements by radio DJs or offending them with inappropriate songs. Of course you can avoid these problems by hiring a party DJ who will play music chosen in advance and interact with the crowd in the manner you require and of course will not play any adverts.

Often DJs will bring their own disco lights. If you want your party to be a success, make sure you hire an Austin DJ. The service includes all the music and entertainment as well as high quality professional equipment to ensure the perfect party atmosphere. For an unforgettable experience there is not much that can beat a live DJ mixing your favorite tunes. It is certainly way beyond the effect a boombox can provide. If you want to transform your simple gathering into the event of the century make sure you engage the services of a quality party DJ.

If you’ve been handed the task of providing the entertainment for a friend’s birthday party or organizing an evening of activities for a wedding reception make sure that your first port of call is a quality party DJ. The addition of DJ music to your event will overawe your family, friends and co-workers.

When you hire an Austin DJ they may also help you with the event planning as well as give you recommendations on suppliers and other party vendors. A good party DJ will have a professional yet fun-loving attitude as well as a willingness to help you with all the aspects of your event. However, at the end of the day you’ll get the credit for finding and hiring such a talented individual.

Austin DJ: The Function of a Party DJ

Austin DJ:  The Function of a Party DJ

For any party DJ their first job is supplying the music. A good Austin DJ will know when the music needs to be loud and when it needs to be quiet, for example during a speech or a meal. Knowledge regarding the placement and operation of equipment is also important in a good Austin DJ, who will know how to place equipment so that it is out of the way but still works effectively. Before the actual day of the event invite your party DJ to view the space so that he can work out how best to utilize the room.

Your Austin DJ can do more besides spinning discs. Your Austin DJ may also be a talented MC, so check to see if they can MC your event. This is a role that DJs hired for professional award ceremonies or wedding receptions are used to filling and means that they will be directing and introducing the entertainment for the evening. Your Austin DJ will introduce various sections of the event such as musical acts, speakers or even games and also make announcements. All these functions make up the role of MC or ‘master of ceremonies’.

The presence of a professional and accomplished speaker at a professional function or wedding reception can not be underestimated. As the MC your lively Austin DJ may be able to help timid speakers out with their speeches or even turn a potentially boring awards ceremony into an entertaining evening. You can also experiment with genres, for example, an Austin DJ mixing old ‘30s songs into the play list may add an interesting twist to a friend’s birthday. A techno DJ, may be an inspiration at an offi

Your Austin DJ may also be a skilled event planner. As well as DJing they may be willing to help you coordinate other aspects of your event, other acts for example or basic needs like caterers and drivers. When you’re trying to coordinate all the elements of a large event having someone to help you out can be a big relief. Working in the party industry means that DJs have access to a variety of party supplies vendors and service providers and are often able to make recommendations. This way your Austin DJ is more than just a service person, they are a helpful connection to the ‘party service’ network.

The key function of an Austin DJ is the injection of enough energy into an event to turn it from a gathering of awkward people into a lively party. When you are choosing an Austin DJ, make sure you have them perform a ‘test run’ for you and a few friends in your chosen party space. This will allow you to gauge at first hand the personality, voice and energy of your chosen DJ. You may also want to consider the style of your event, one particular Austin DJ may be perfect for your friends wedding reception but you may need a different Austin DJ for your mother’

Party like You’re Rich and Famous with an Austin DJ

Party like You’re Rich and Famous with an Austin DJ

Every large party needs the services of an Austin DJ. As the host you need to be able to mix and mingle with your guests and the last thing you need is to worry about is the music. Let a party DJ take care of it for you. They will make sure that the correct mood and atmosphere is created to help make your party successful.

The phrase "party DJ" may automatically make you think of rap or rave music. However, the play list is actually chosen by you. Should rock music be your favorite genre then your Austin DJ will bring plenty of CDS or .mp3s of bands like U2 and Led Zeppelin. You can listen to your own customized song list without having to worry about owning all the music yourself when you hire an Austin DJ. Instead your Austin DJ will make sure to double check with you that all the songs you require are in his CD collection. When it comes to music the decision is yours whether it’s a techno DJ you want, or some other type of DJ. If you need your party DJ to work with ‘80s pop-rock, that is also possible. Key to the role of a DJ is the possession of a large collection of 'DJ music' which covers many genres.

What Make a Good DJ?

What Make a Good DJ?

What’s makes a good DJ? Someone that can hit the play button on an i-Pod? Or someone that can actually love spinning music to please your crowd? That’s why Hollow House Entertainment can provide your event with great music of your choice to your event from the start till you tell us when to stop the tunes. Hollow is a local Austin DJ, not some commercial drone. 

DJ Hollow will do private parties, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, benefits, and much more. If you are looking for a professional to do your event, then call now. We have very competitive prices and will also give discounts for any event booked before the end of the year 2012.

Looking for a DJ for your fall, Christmas, wedding or party? Or maybe you need the perfect personality for your New Years Eve Party. Look no further. Send me an email with your name and phone number where I can contact you our call us. I am looking forward to hearing from you. 

54 New Current Wedding Cocktail Love Songs or First Dance Songs

54 New Current Wedding Cocktail Love Songs or First Dance Songs

Here is a great 2011 list of 54 Modern Current Contemporary Love Songs from Hollow House Entertainment that would be great for weddings and wedding receptions. There is no reason why your wedding reception DJ needs to be old, stale and cheesy! These songs are new and fresh and wonderful! Please take a look and don't forget to leave me a comment if I left anything off.

  • Nothing Left to Lose
  • Half of My Heart
  • She's My Kind of Rain
  • Everybody
  • The Way I Am
  • Wagon Wheel
  • One Day
  • I Do
  • Haven't Met You Yet
  • Marry Me
  • Wedding Dress
  • One Friend
  • You and Me
  • Sweet and Low
  • Lucky
  • Last Request
  • You Are the Best Thing
  • Whatever It Is
  • Honey Let Me Sing You a Song
  • You Picked Me
  • Diamonds
  • Because of You
  • Better Together
  • Seeds of Love
  • I Knew I Loved You
  • Come Away With Me
  • Don't Know Why
  • Sunday Morning
  • Love Story
  • Our Song
  • Realize
  • Falling For You
  • Just the Way You Are
  • Smile
  • Rhythm of Love
  • 1 2 3 4
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
  • I'm Yours
  • You and Me
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • Then
  • Banana Pancakes
  • Love Song
  • Bubbly
  • Sweetest Thing
  • Heaven
  • Beautiful
  • My Moon, My Man
  • Clumsy
  • I Saw
  • I Love Your Smile
  • All I Want Is You
  • The One Who Loves You The Most
  • Lost Without You

Waterhole Saloon

Waterhole Saloon

Going to do a performance at the Waterhole Saloon in Garfield, TX

The Waterhole is an historic neighborhood bar and a landmark on your way from Austin to Bastrop. Tucked into the lush Texas countryside, just minutes from the airport and downtown Austin, The Waterhole feels like country and it feels like home. Almost 40 years of music, karaoke, pool games, and campfires have passed and they are just getting started.

Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

Another happy couple had their Wedding.  The wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely on point for Cody & Amy’s style and wedding vision!  It was fun, casual and a family-oriented celebration of them and their favorite people in the world. The dinner was amazing of course, the dancing was amazing and everyone had so much fun!

They instructed us to “do what we do” and make sure everyone has an amazing time but keep it clean and no hard rap.  Dinner was amazing as always.  After the toasts by the best man and the maid of honor we opened up the dance floor.  Since, they were such close-knit family focused people, most of the guests were family that had traveled a long ways so we had a super fun celebration on the dance floor from start to finish!

Congratulations and thank you so much Cody & Amy!

Austin Tennis Group

Austin Tennis Group

The Austin Tennis Club held its Annual Party Barge Social on Lake Travis.  It was a blast with their favorite Austin DJ!!! This year, they reserved the boat for over 6 hours of fun so they could go to Hippy Hollow.  Burgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Drinks, DJ Hollow and great friends.  Oh yeah, the scenery was pretty nice also.  Everyone that was there enjoyed themselves and plan to do it again next year!!!



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