NO CHEESY LINE DANCES.
NO DATED INTERACTIONS.
NO HYPE DJ ANNOUNCING.
NO TACKY SIGNS.
NO CHEESE -- PERIOD!
NO WORRIES OR STRESS.
JUST AWESOME TUNES &
AN AWESOME TIME!
A DJ WHO
WELCOME TO J HELBIG NO CHEESE BOUTIQUE DJ + MC
AWARD-WINNING & DISTINCTIVE
"NON-CHEESY, NON-OBNOXIOUS" BOUTIQUE DJ + MC
When it comes to the flooded industry of DJs in our area, I'm quite proud to bring a refreshing alternative to what you'd expect (and have probably experienced). What I do NOT do is often just as vital as what I do.
I offer a distinctive brand of DJ service as a "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique DJ.
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.
(which other DJs are trying to copy!)
HONORED TO BE THE TOP-RATED "SOLO" WEDDING DJ + MC
IN ALL OF NORTHEAST OHIO, PITTSBURGH AND MID-OHIO'S MARKETS!
THE ONLY "SOLO" PROFESSIONAL DJ/MC:
- 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!
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.
I'm the ONLY "solo" (sole proprietor) professional DJ in the Northeast Ohio region (Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown), Pittsburgh market and Mid-Ohio who has been awarded these industry awards as stated.
Why is this significant? Because all of the other winners of these awards are companies that rely on a staff of DJ's & support staff.
As a "solo" professional DJ, I am a staff of one.
No sales staff.
No booking manager.
No staff of DJ's that are assigned to events.
I do it all!
And, I'm extremely proud of that.
It's further indication of my utmost dedication I give to each and every one of my clients, along with the very-high quality service I provide as well.
A BIT ABOUT JACK
ACCOMPLISHED. PERSONABLE. DETAIL-DRIVEN. UNIQUELY EXPERIENCED.
Hi there & thanks for "clicking" by. I'm Jack Helbig (sorry if you were expecting a lame "DJ name" like so many DJs use). 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 have three simple goals: Be different, be consistent and be one of the best! I pride myself in being the top-rated professional "solo" (sole proprietor) event & wedding professional DJ in the area, along with offering a distinctive brand & signature style that really separates me from the majority of Cleveland DJs, Akron DJs & other DJ services around. If you're looking for "just another DJ" or one that's going to "hand you off" to another DJ, or "go through the motions", I am NOT any of those.
My overall service is truly unique and a breath of fresh air.
I don't resort to the typical "hype", overbearing DJ that is berating or shaming your guests to "get on the dance floor", outdated techniques, blow-up props and costumes & blow-up props, cheesy interactions and games, preset playlists and resorting to line dances to get your party started.
I am a real DJ & MC with one of the most unique industry experiences in the area. Not only do I have a solid background in private events, public appearances & nightclubs, I'm also an on-air radio personality, announcer and producer with actual radio programming experience. This kind of experience is beneficial to all of my clients & their events because I can take this knowledge and apply it to the music programming that you simply won't get from majority of the DJ's around.
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 am based in Northeast Ohio, but I travel throughout the state, including 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!
(NOTE: If you see similar language on other DJ websites, that's because there are a couple in the area that have been caught copying me, but simply changing around the verbiage).
DISTINCTIVE. VISIONARY. 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 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.
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.
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 various discounts, including but not limited to military, preferred venues, off-season and more. You can see them all on the "Investment & Pricing" Page.
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!
Regardless of the type of event, my core values, philosophy, approach and attitude remain consistent.
In addition, my business model is different than most of my professional counterparts. I am NOT a DJ 'agency' or 'company' that simply book events & then hand your event off to a lower-tiered DJ (whom you might not get to talk to or meet until shortly before your event. At that point, it'll be too late if you realize they aren't a good fit). Your event is "just another gig" to them. You essentially get "lost in the shuffle."
As a "solo" professional DJ/MC, I do not employ or contract any event to another DJ. I'm here for my clients throughout the entire planning process. They know I'm just a phone call or email away.
Your event is treated as YOUR event, with YOUR vision & NOT a duplicate of what others have seen before.
After all, no-two events are the same, and the clients and their guests are all unique as well.
RE-INVENTING EVENT + WEDDING DJ ENTERTAINMENT
NO HYPE. NO BERATING. NO PROPS. NO CHEESE -- PERIOD!
At one point in time, someone thought "Hey, you what would be great? A DJ completely making themselves the center of attention at someone's wedding or event by constantly talking on the mic, 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.
Sadly, that obnoxious and cheesy non-sense caught on and still sticks with a majority of DJs in one-way-or-another today. And, much to the chagrin of the industry and today's couples.
This is where I come to the rescue to save couples and clients from this type of obnoxious, embarrassing and dated cheesiness.
You'll see more and more area DJs in Cleveland, Akron & elsewhere claiming they're "non-cheesy" because they don't play a few songs. It encompasses so much more than that. 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).
My 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." Hence, my "re-inventing wedding & event DJ entertainment" philosophy. I let events flow organically so they are relaxed & fun. Not rushed.
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 -- to quote Ludacris -- 'act a fool' at someone's event or wedding.
The guests are not there for me. They're not there to see the DJ essentially overtake the event and make themselves the center of attention.
I am proud to say that I am NOT part of that group of "many" DJs who are still stuck in that obnoxious and dated mindset. Which is one, of many factors, that truly make the type of DJ service I offer & provide unlike most-others in the area (and I can prove it!). Wedding and Event DJ entertainment shouldn't be cheesy or obnoxious or seeming like a "chore" demanding you do all kinds of things you don't want to do (like "get on the dance floor"). Nor, should you be forced to do something at your wedding "just because" many DJs consider it 'tradition'.
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).
One of my previous couples booked me, in part, because they said "We knew you were there. But, you didn't make it obvious."
YOU FOUND ME, NOW....
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, see if I'm available, and if so, fill out my form asking for some important info to reach.
Then, let's get to planning your Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious Event!