Located in White Rock, British Columbia, That Awesome DJ Guy is a company that specializes in bringing the finest in DJ and entertainment services to weddings and special events in British Columbia. Owner and DJ James Proulx has more than 25 years of experience DJing your favourite music artists and genres. Contact That Awesome DJ Guy today!
The services offered include the following:
- MC and DJ services for ceremony & reception
- Online planning guides
- Music playlists including a do-not-play list
- Secured payment gateway and liability insurance
- Ambient background music for when your guests arrive
- Custom music for your processional, signing of the registry, & recessional
- Custom music for the cocktail, dinner and dancing portion of your reception
- A professional sound system that includes speakers, digital DJ decks & laptop
- LED lights for the dance floor that change color & move
- Free 1 hr load-in, setup, & soundcheck and free teardown and load-out at the end of the night
That awesome DJ guy is also available for:
- Corporate events
- Private events
- High school dances
- Elementary school dances
- Holiday parties
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A reception to remember
Easy to work with & a great guy!
Unprofessional, inflexible and patronizing.
Unfortunately, our original wedding date was scheduled for April of 2020; however, due to the global pandemic, our province went into COVID lockdown approx. two weeks before the wedding. We, like many, many others, were forced to reschedule our wedding date to an equally uncertain date. I inquired about James' refund policy as this was an unprecedented circumstance for everyone. James advised that none of our money (that was already paid in full) was refundable. He did agree to move our date. In order to try to have all of my vendors available, again, on such short notice, we pushed our wedding date to February of 2021.
And again, unfortunately, our province was under even stricter COVID measures at that time and our choices were to either push the wedding again or proceed with the wedding. In order to proceed, we were only allowed to have 10 guests including the commissioner, bride and groom, ONLY a ceremony and NO reception period. These restrictions were renewed on Feb 5, 2021 and our wedding date was Feb 13, 2021.
I had not heard a single word from James since we rescheduled back in March of 2020 despite having been reached out to by all of my other vendors. When he did reach out, he spoke as though he knew nothing of the current COVID protocols in place. When I advised him that due to the restrictions, we were planning to proceed with only a ceremony (per the provinces' PHO) and that the venue advised there was no need for an MC/DJ, he seemed surprised.
I have many friends including a family member who is a wedding photographer so I know how difficult this pandemic has been on everyone and their livelihoods. As such, I would never ask for my money back; however, I did expect that James would offer some form of credit for when we decide to do a reception in the future - when we are NOT at the mercy of the provinces health orders. I know many professionals offering a credit with them so when a service can be rendered, they would do so. James refused to provide a credit or any form or refund to me. He said that this was the 'second event date' that I've had to cancel and that it was less than 7 days before the event - all of this as though my decisions were 'choices' and not at all governed by the global pandemic and our provinces legally enforceable health orders.
So, I paid James approx. $1,100 for a service that he refuses to render at ANY time due to the fact that I was forced, at the mercy of the province, to change my plans.
I didn't hire James with the intention of not fulfilling the major plans I had for my wedding. All of my other vendors were amazing about working with me to come to a resolution. My decorators were only able to fulfil a small portion of my decoration plans but they offered to keep a credit on file for me and to call them anytime I decided to have a reception or any other event.
Again, I understand how difficult the pandemic has been for everyone and I would never expect anyone to hand back money to all of the people booked to receive a service...but I do expect a service to be rendered for the money I paid. James has chosen to be an inflexible business owner and his last emails to me read as patronizing and arrogant.
Save yourselves the headache, and find someone else.
Awesome wedding MC/DJ
Tried the cancel the day before the wedding.
Leading up to the wedding we enjoyed his online portal for planning our song selection and had good communication right up until the day before…less than 24 hours before the wedding he phoned the bride trying to cancel and asked what our “snow plan” was (the forecast was calling for 2-7cm). He had ZERO mention of requiring a snow plan in the contract and when we inquired he admitted to not having winter tires on his vehicle. My husband had to convince him to follow through on the contract we signed by offering additional money, a place to stay that night, the option to leave early and to have people available to help him pack up his equipment at the end of the night. None of our other vendors had any issue with the weather.
I hardly got any sleep that night in fear our DJ wasn’t going to show and instead of being excited when it started to snow on our wedding day I was anxious and stressed. We picked a December wedding in hopes of having snow so this was an extremely disappointing feeling and definitely put a downer on the morning while we were getting ready.
In the end James showed up and did the job he was hired to do. He did a good job but I have an extremely hard time forgiving him for the unnecessary stress and worry he put on us leading up to the wedding.
Rémi and Hugo
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Meet the team
My name is James Proulx.
After being born in the 70’s and going to high school in the 80’s, I started my DJ career in the 90’s. If you have ever been to a Suburb Club such as Mirage, Ozone, Cheers, The OB etc in BC or listened to Vancouver Radio, then you probably say to yourself… “I know that voice.” Besides polishing both my Club and Mobile DJ skills from 2000 on and playing with some great celebrities and musicians, I became one of BC’s most sought after MC’s. In 2006 I took my DJing to a whole new level becoming one of Canada’s first Video DJs, loving the fact that I can bring an exhilarating visual experience to an already stimulating audio event. In 2014 I decided to make the leap from part time Mobile DJing (Weddings, Schools, Corporate & Private) to full time and quit Clubs & Pubs all together.
I've been a DJ for more than 25 years and some of my favorite music artists and genres include Motown, Disco, Party Rock, 80’s, 90’s, Pop, House, R&B, Funk, and my absolute new favorite Country.
When I am not DJing events, I can be found spending time with family and friends. Taking in a Canucks, Giants, Lions, Whitecaps or Seahawks game. Going to some great concerts and festivals. Eating & drinking at new pubs and restaurants. Listening to new music and adding it to my collection... and somewhere finding some sleep to bring it all together.
I unquestionably love what I do, because I get to spend the best day of someone’s life with them and I get to do it all the time. I also have the privilage of being a part of great company milestones & celebrations. It is also so fulfilling seeing school kids experience a school dance. There is no better experience than that.
I am accredited and/or a member of:
- CPDJA - Canadian Pro Disc Jockey Association
- Wedding Rescue
- BCCMA - BC Country Music Association
- FVEPA - Fraser Valley Event Planners Association
- Connect Music Licensing