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NO LINE DANCES.
NO DATED INTERACTIONS.
NO OBNOXIOUS ANNOUNCING.
NO TACKY SIGNS.
NO CHEESE!
NO WORRIES OR STRESS.

JUST GREAT TUNES & A GREAT TIME.

WELCOME TO
J HELBIG CHEESE-FREE DJ+MC!

AN AWARD-WINNING "NON-CHEESY, NON-OBNOXIOUS" BOUTIQUE DJ + MC

Proud to be the preferred pro DJ/MC at distinctive venues such as: 

Landoll's Mohican Castle, Century Farms, Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square  & BayARTS

HONORED TO BE THE TOP-RATED 
"SOLO" WEDDING DJ IN NORTHEAST OHIO

PLUS IN PITTSBURGH & MID-OHIO Markets!  
AND RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 2% NATIONALLY!*

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A BIT ABOUT JACK
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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 & private events.  

Unlike a majority of the Cleveland DJs, Akron Canton DJs, Pittsburgh 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.  

LOCATION

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!

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RELAXED, ORGANIC, INCLUSIVE & FUN!
WEDDINGS & EVENTS

AN APPROACH & PHILOSOPHY UNLIKE ANY OTHER

I'm going to be honest:  Many event & (especially) wedding DJs in Cleveland, Akron/Canton & Pittsburgh are just an embarrassment.   

Why?  Well, at one point in time, some DJ 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!"   JUST...NO!  

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 Akron DJs, Cleveland DJs, Ohio DJs, Pittsburgh 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.

 

I don't resort to props.  Or line dances.  Or constantly talking (not to be confused with being a professional Master of Ceremonies).

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 Akron DJs, Cleveland DJs & Canton DJs still do.  


So, if you're looking for one of these "act a fool" silly DJs, we would not be a good fit.