This week we want to introduce you to EBE Emcee & DJ Jon Mulhern. Jon has been with EBE for 11 years and is an 18-year industry veteran.
Music and entertaining have been in Jon’s soul since he was young; he continually finds himself to be the life of the party wherever he goes.
In an effort to get to know him better and discover what it is that makes him tick, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jon and interview him for this Q&A piece.
Q: What genre of music is your “specialty”?
A: House, trance, breakbeat, EDM, top 40, throwbacks, 80s-90s hip-hop/pop/rock/dance, alternative, classic rock, mashups, remixes, and sing-a-longs
Q: Who is your hero?
A: Some of my favorite human beings are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris and Ray Kurzweil. As for a hero; my dog was my hero. She saved my life and taught me how to live and love.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: It’s a tie between “The Matrix” and “Stand By Me.”
Q: What is your zodiac sign?
Q: Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
A: I spin fire poi – even performed in front of members from Cirque du Soleil and at Woodstock ’99.
Q: What is your go-to at karaoke?
A: Sweet Home Alabama
Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Steak and eggs with potatoes, mushrooms, peppers, spinach and broccoli – topped with cheese and salsa, and a tall glass of Goji Berry Green Tea!
Q: If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?
A: It would be 1995 when I was 15-years old. I always think of my 15 year-old-self and how much “he’d” be freaking out over all the music and sound equipment I have. I’d go back and tell myself all I know today. I’d tell myself to continue to explore and examine my curiosities, to always work hard on developing tolerance and understanding, to take chances on things I love and want… and I would strongly advise against dating that girl Jaime when I turn 16! HA!
Q: If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
A: Cosmic manipulation
Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
A: Dwayne Johnson, obviously!
Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
A: Not giving up when it gets rough and learning to be vulnerable.
Q: If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
A: Either Led Zepplin, The Talking Heads, or anything Brian Eno was working on – that dude is a genius and he changed the world of music!
Q: If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be and why?
A: I’ve learned a lot from dogs throughout my life. They are always present in the moment, capable of loving unconditionally, unwavering determination, fearless protectors, endless sense of adventure and playfulness. They forgive but don’t forget.
Q: What was the best event you ever worked?
A: July 4, 2002. I did a friend’s Family and Friends 4th of July Reunion. It was my first private event; before that I was only in nightclubs. I was so nervous, but I had the time of my life. I felt a personal connection to the crowd that clubs never offer. It’s a sense of duty and responsibility.
There was a wedding I did in April 2012 that set the standard for what a good time at an event looks like to me. DJ Brickhouse knows what I mean – we still talk about it to this day! That’s what I strive for at every event. They made us feel like rock stars and they partied like they each won the lottery!
Q: What motivates you to work hard?
A: Teamwork, being valued and appreciated, my passion and love for what I do.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Seeing people celebrate their love and commitment to each other is a very special and beautiful thing. It’s an honor to witness it and to help set the tone for their celebration. I love that every event is as unique as the couple’s love. I also love seeing so many different venues and locations.