A DJ WHO
NO CHEESY LINE DANCES.
NO DATED INTERACTIONS.
NO OBNOXIOUS ANNOUNCING.
NO TACKY SIGNS.
JUST GREAT TUNES
& A GREAT TIME.
WELCOME TO J HELBIG NO CHEESE BOUTIQUE DJ
AN AWARD-WINNING "NON-CHEESY, NON-OBNOXIOUS" BOUTIQUE DJ + MC
Simply put: I do things differently as what I do NOT do is often just as vital as what I do.
With a strict focus on service -- not gimmicks -- I offer a distinctive brand of DJ service as a "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique DJ & MC. A signature and contemporary style that encompasses much more than the music, and infused with a unique approach, philosophy and overall attitude to contemporary wedding & event DJ entertainment.
Proud to be the preferred pro DJ/MC at distinctive venues such as:
Landoll's Mohican Castle, Century Farms, C
rowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square & BayARTS Fuller House
If I can brag for a moment -- this is another reason why I pride myself in standing out from the DJs & DJ services in the area. And it's further indication of the very high-quality service I provide and the utmost dedication I give to each and every one of my clients,
I'm the ONLY true "solo" (sole proprietor) professional DJ/MC in the Northeast Ohio region (Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown), Pittsburgh and Mid-Ohio markets who has been awarded these industry awards as stated.
Why is this significant? Because I didn't have to rely on other DJs to hand off events to, an office staff, booking managers, employees or Independent Contractors to win these awards. Ever.
A BIT ABOUT JACK
POWERED BY CRAFT BEER AND BONE-IN WINGS, 90'S MUSIC, GREAT CONVERSATION & THOSE "OH WOW!" REACTIONS FROM GUESTS WHEN THEY HEAR A LONG-LOST FAVORITE!
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.
And that's 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 overall experience in the industry.
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!
DISTINCTIVE. PASSIONATE. DETAILED.
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 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!
I offer select discounts for our military (currently serving and honorably discharged. In addition, incentive pricing is offered for services during non-peak days and seasons. I also offer a "check & cash" discount.
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.
A STYLE UNLIKE ANY OTHER
NO HYPE. NO BERATING. NO PROPS. NO CHEESE -- PERIOD!
Honestly, many wedding (especially) & event DJs are just an embarrassment.
At one point in time, someone thought "Hey, you what would be great? DJs completely 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 to play games, bringing props and inflatables, 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 attend industry conferences and workshops and "industry leaders" are still talking talking about doing just this. When I hear this, I am like "JUST...NO!, and I tune them out. Sadly because this obnoxious and cheesy nonsense is still being pushed by these "industry leader DJs", many DJs still go along with this shtick.
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 resort to antics that one would expect at a kids' party.
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 so they are rushed. My weddings and event are "relaxed and fun." I let the night's elements flow organically.
So, 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. I don't resort to props. Or line dances. Or constantly talking (not to be confused with being a professional Master of Ceremonies). Or leading dance lessons on your dance floor.
One of my previous couples booked me, in part, because they said "We knew you were there. But, you didn't make it obvious."
That's because the guests are not there for me. They're there for the the couple. THEY are the rock stars of the event. They didn't show up to see the DJ essentially overtake someone else's event by making themselves the center of attention.
When it comes to TRUE "No Cheese" DJ entertainment, quite frankly, I own it the brand. And I can prove it (especially when there are area DJs blatantly copying stuff from my website).
Whether it's a wedding, corporate event, class reunion or a celebration in the backyard of a private residence, my exclusive branding and distinctive approach, philosophy and (somewhat unconventional) attitude towards DJ entertainment for weddings and events is the backbone of my exclusive branding -- "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious Boutique DJ + MC." -- applies to any event I do. Weh Hence, my "re-inventing wedding & event DJ entertainment" philosophy. I let events flow organically so they are relaxed & fun. Not rushed.