A DJ & MC WHO ACTUALLY GETS IT!
NO OBNOXIOUS ANNOUNCING
NO DATED LINE DANCES
NO PROPS OR SHTICK
NO STRESS OR WORRIES
JUST AWESOME TUNES
& AN AWESOME TIME!
WELCOME TO J HELBIG NO CHEESE BOUTIQUE DJ+MC
AWARD-WINNING & EXCLUSIVE "CHEESE-FREE, OBNOXIOUS-FREE & STRESS-FREE" BRANDING, STYLE & PHILOSOPHY.
THE AREA'S ONLY TRUE
Possessing a unique overall industry experience, I offer a distinctive brand of DJ service that caters to discerning clientele who want their event to be relaxed, fun & without the obnoxiousness & "hijacking" of your event the typical DJ provides.
My exclusive branding is a signature and contemporary style that encompasses much more than the music, and is infused with a unique approach, philosophy and overall attitude to contemporary wedding & event DJ entertainment.
(which other DJs are trying to copy!)
HONORED TO BE THE TOP-RATED "SOLO" WEDDING DJ + MC
IN ALL OF NORTHEAST OHIO, PLUS PITTSBURGH & MID-OHIO'S MARKETS!
The Only "Solo" Professional DJ + MC to be:
Inducted into The Knot 'Best of Weddings Hall of Fame' &
Multi-Award Winner from BOTH The Knot 'Best of Weddings' & Wedding Wire 'Couples' Choice Award' simultaneously and in consecutive years since 2016!
A BIT ABOUT JACK
Hi there & thanks for "clicking" by. I'm Jack Helbig. If you were expecting a lame and cheesy DJ name like almost-everyone seems to have, sorry-not-sorry. I use my actual name.
I'm powered by great conversation over craft beer, bone-in wings while 90s music is playing in the background, and, at events, creating those "Oh Wow!" reactions from your guests when they hear a forgotten fav!
Using my real name is just the beginning of how different I am from most DJs/DJ services you've experienced (being an at event) or other DJs you've talked to.
First off, if my name sounds familiar, that's because you probably hear me each weekday morning as I'm an on-air radio personality/producer (in addition to possessing radio programming experience as well). I've actually been an on-air personality for over two decades at a number of radio stations (Top 40, Classic Hits, Adult Top 40 & News/Talk) during that time. I even possess actual programming experience.
I am a real DJ & MC with one of the most unique industry experiences in the area. Not only that, I have a solid background in nightclubs, in addition to public appearances and private events.
Unlike a majority of the DJs doing this, this overall industry has always been my career and not something I do "on the side." You'll be hard-pressed finding another DJ in the area that possesses this kind of unique experience.
I have three simple goals: Be different, be consistent and be one of the best! I will let my reviews, along with my distinctive industry awards from The Knot & Wedding Wire speak for themselves.
I pride myself in offering a distinctive brand & signature style that really separates me from the majority of DJs/DJ services in the area.
What I do NOT do is just as vital as what I do do. You'll also realize how authentic I am and how dedicated I am to what I do and my high expectations I personally place upon myself.
I am based in Northeast Ohio, but I offer my services throughout Ohio along with the Pittsburgh & Erie PA markets and Wheeling WV markets. You can easily follow me on Instagram to see where I am every weekend (@nocheesedjjack). Plus, I love to travel!
AN APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY
UNLIKE ANY OTHER!
RELAXED, ORGANIC, INCLUSIVE & FUN!
Honestly, many wedding (especially) & event DJs are just an embarrassment. There are also other things that are done that I find annoying. And based on the research I've done over the past few years, quite a few couples agree with me!
At one point in time, someone thought "Hey, you what would be great? DJs hijacking an event and making themselves the center of attention at someone's wedding or event by constantly talking on the mic, telling lame and stale jokes (although they're not a comedian), bringing along some props, forcing guests into playing games, leading in dance lessons in the middle of the dance floor and berating guests to 'get on the dance floor'" while playing the same, dated soundtrack."
Essentially -- to quote Ludacris -- "act a fool!"
I've always found this annoying -- and quite honestly -- somewhat insulting to the guests that they aren't capable of entertaining themselves and need the DJ to find a way to entertain the -- as if they're at a kids party.
I attend industry conferences and workshops and "industry leaders" and, sadly, they're still talking about doing this. Hence that obnoxiousness and ridiculousness still exists with a majority of DJs in one-way-or-another today. And, much to the chagrin of the industry and today's couples.
When I'm a guest at wedding or event, I'm not there to play games. If I want to dance, I will. I don't need to be "told" (berated) to so. When a DJ is essentially berating guests to "get on the dance floor", I'm thinking "just leave me alone, play good music and e quiet! Let me converse and eat and drink. I'll dance when *I* am ready!"
That element of putting myself in the guests' shoes is another vital part of my distinctive approach, philosophy and (somewhat unconventional) attitude towards DJ entertainment that is the backbone to my exclusive "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" branding.
I WANT YOU AND YOUR GUESTS TO HAVE A GREAT TIME DOING WHAT THEY FEEL LIKE DOING.
I ALSO LET EVENTS FLOW ORGANICALLY - NOT RUSHED (that's another huge pet peeve of mine are wedding vendors who think everything needs to be rushed).
MY WEDDINGS & EVENTS ARE RELAXED AND FUN -- WHERE EVERYONE FEELS INCLUDED.
You'll NEVER hear me "tell" people they "need to be on the dance floor", or to "put their hands in the air", or "let me hear you scream" and other ridiculous, cheesy and just-outright-obnoxious (and lame) majority of the DJs still do.
So, if you're looking for one of these "act a fool" silly DJs, we would not be a good fit.
I don't resort to props. Or line dances. Or constantly talking (not to be confused with being a professional Master of Ceremonies).
DISTINCTIVE. AUTHENTIC. PASSIONATE.
WHAT I AM NOT
Unprofessional, inexperienced or embarrassing;
A DJ that hands off events to other DJs;
A "Hype DJ" pumping up your guests like they're at a sporting event;
NO talking-all-night on the mic or cheesy interactions;
NO "berating" or "shaming" your guests to dance or do things they don't want to;
NO outdated techniques, props or ridiculous outfits;
NO pre-set playlists or resorting to line dances to get your party started;
NO drinking at your open bar;
NO displaying tacky signs advertising my service during weddings or private events.
EVENT CORE VALUES
A "low-key", unobtrusive & inclusive presentation;
NEVER making myself the center of attention at any event;
Dance-effect lighting that is "photographer-friendly" (no laser/dot lighting of any kind);
A completely stress-free experience;
A unique "boutique-style" (ultra-personalized) approach to each event;
Consistent and appropriate music levels;
"Radio-Edit" business policy (as it relates to n-word and f-bombs contained in some songs);
A focus on the quality of service, attention to detail & excellent communication with my clients;
Letting your guests know what to expect next.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
Proud to be one of the only professional DJ's in the area to stand behind the service I provide and offer a money back guarantee!
PAY AS YOU PLAN OPTION
Just as it sounds & there's no extra charge for this. No need to come up with a big final payment. Set up your own "payment plan" and pay down your balance at any time prior to your event!
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ONE EVENT PER DAY
I'm proud to offer a rare business model for my DJ Service: I'm NOT in the business of booking as many events a day & just handing them off to whatever DJ is available.
As a true "sole proprietor" DJ, I only book one event per day.
My clients are relaxed knowing they're getting me and not some surprise DJ...which also enables to me offer my unique boutique service.
"GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS" IS NOT PART OF MY PHILOSOPHY.
I cater to a discerning type of clientele that is looking for a unique type of DJ entertainment service. One that wants a truly authentic DJ (like myself) who does not need to resort to the obnoxious antics & run-of-the-mill music and interactions, along with a DJ who isn't going to "force" things and just ensure people relax and enjoy themselves doing whatever they feel like doing. While providing a great soundtrack.
I am not one of these "one-stop shop" DJ services that offer everything (and are a master at none). I don't offer photo booth. Or photography. Or videography.
I am solely focused on DJ+MC services and excelling at that (and my reviews and consistent awards from The Knot & Wedding Wire further prove that I am, if I may say so myself).
I equate it to if a photographer also offered DJ services. There are companies whose business model is solely photography, videography or the photo-booth services. Because THAT is their sole focus so they can excel at that and only that.
Although majority of my events are weddings (I love them!), I also provide DJ+MC services for adult events like corporate events, anniversaries & other life celebrations and decade-themed events (another specialty of mine).
As a sole proprietor, my business model is not one of the "big box"-type DJ services that are everywhere. I do not have "boys", or a "gang", or a "crew", or a "posse" that I hand off events to. I do not resort to outsourcing events to an Independent Contractor like the others do.
Since I'm not concerned with booking as many events as possible in a day to hand off to other DJs, this enables me the unique distinction as a Boutique DJ+MC -- and proud to be the area's only DJ of that type. I am personally am completely invested in your event and nothing else that day.
This also enables me to really focus on things that others overlook. I can't tell you the feeling I get when I hear the reaction from guests when I share a personalized tidbit with them.
I aim to ultra-personalize almost every element of their event because I personally got to know them and other things about them; I've been with my clients during the entire process. Again, because their event is my other focus for that day. Nothing else.
As a unique Boutique DJ+MC, my service includes Complete Event Direction
NOW THAT YOU FOUND ME,
I HOPE I'M NOT ALREADY BOOKED!
I do not believe in high-pressure sales gimmicks if you reach out to me! I love DJing weddings & events. And yes, I do travel!
So, reach out and let's get to planning your Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious Event!