ebe spotlights | EBE Talent
Tag

ebe spotlights

EBE Spotlight: Elaine Igoe

By | Blog, Spotlights

EBE’s Elaine Igoe:

Entertainment Representative &

Event Planner

 

EBE is made up of a myriad of people and personalities. Throughout this series of EBE Spotlights, we’re looking past the job title and learning more about what makes our team tick. We were able to sit down with Elaine Igoe this week, one of EBE’s Entertainment Representatives & Event Planners.

Elaine is one of EBE’s two Event Planners on staff. She has been in the event industry for 25 years, and has been with EBE for 13 of them. Throughout those 13 years, she has been executing incredible events – from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Weddings to Corporate Events and Social Galas.

Her passion for making each and every gathering exceptional is demonstrated by the attention she devotes to all elements of the planning process. Elaine works with every client to ensure that each detail is carefully chosen and then flawlessly executed to allow them and their guests to have an event that is seamless and memorable. Most importantly, she allows her clients to relax and enjoy every moment of their party.

I asked Elaine a series of serious & silly questions to get to know her better. Check it out below!

Who is your hero?
Nick Foles for that Super Bowl Win!!

What is your favorite movie?
The Sixth Sense… I did not see that ending coming

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I can play the drums. I took ballet for years and even got into pointe shoes… and I wrote a children’s book for my nephew!

What is your zodiac sign?
Libra BUT I was induced, so I should have been a Scorpio

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sushi

What is your favorite thing about your career?
The diversity of what I do, the people I meet, and how appreciate my clients are of the work that is done to make their event perfect

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
Reading minds or making life 100% positive

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Sandra Bullock

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
The Who

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which would it be and why?
A client once called me “a pitbull with lipstick” as he saw me in action during the 2 events per year I planned with them for 7 years



Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products?

Our Top 10 Historic Places to Get Married in Philadelphia

By | Blog, Spotlights, EBE News

A city with rich history and beauty, Philadelphia is one of the best places to get married in the United States. There are some fantastic locations in Philly that also allow people to get hitched. City Hall? Yep, most cities allow this. But have you ever considered getting married in the same building as America’s first department store? How about the oldest botanical garden in the USA? We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 favorite unique and historical places to get married in Philly.

Ballroom at the Ben | Ben Franklin House

834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-627-5100

Exquisite chandeliers, European ambiance, and turn-of-the-century elegance, make the newly renovated Ballroom at the Ben a truly perfect setting for life’s most important events. You and your guests will be directed to the mezzanine level, which overlooks the palatial Ballroom for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. During your event, you will experience this classic refurbished ballroom just as Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence did when they danced their way to an Academy Award in “The Silver Linings Playbook.” With culinary masterpieces to entice any palate, Finley Catering and the Ballroom at the Ben are simply the best!

Interested in Ballroom at the Ben? Let Kathleen & Ott know that EBE sent you!

 

Bartram’s Garden

5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19143 | Tel. 215-729-5281

Located on 45 acres, this national historical landmark is located right on the bank of the Schuylkill River. The rich history that predates the founding of our country will spark interest in guests to dive into the old world Philadelphia and the importance of John Bartram’s advancements in the field of botany. The stunning location offers a beautiful garden feel within city limits. The historic garden offers intimate settings that can be customized to fit the ceremony, cocktails or games.

Interested in Bartram’s Garden? Let Kate & Leslie know that EBE sent you!

 

Crystal Tea Room | The Wanamaker Building

100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-627-5100

The Crystal Tea Room is situated in the heart of Philadelphia steps away from City Hall. Upon arrival, guests will directed to the atrium to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The glassed soaring atrium is an indoor conservatory featuring a fountain and greenery providing a year round “outdoor atmosphere” with no threat of weather. Then, guests proceed into the heart of the Crystal Tea Room featuring carved columns and opulent crystal chandeliers making this ballroom timeless. Finley Catering’s executive chef and catering team has reached the acme of culinary brilliance, redefining the standard of cuisine. The grandeur of The Crystal Tea Room is sure to take your breath away, while creating an unforgettable wedding venue for your once-in-a-lifetime event. The most elegant of settings, matched by impeccable personal service and attention, combined with over 40 years of catering expertise creates a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Interested in the Crystal Tea Room? Let Michelle & Miguel know that EBE sent you!

 

The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215-448-1200

One of the most captivating, unique and historical places to get married in Philly, The Franklin Institute is a choice location to tie the knot. The happy couple can exchange vows on the rooftop deck overlooking the Ben Franklin Parkway then enjoy signature cocktails in one of the exhibits within the museum like Wisdom Hall and Your Brain.

Interested in The Franklin Institute? Let Gina know that EBE sent you!

 

Free Library of Philadelphia

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215-923-6000

When you walk into the historic building, you will be in awe by the detailed architecture and high ceilings. The Skyline Room on the 4th floor is a modern addition to the charming historic building with an adjacent outdoor terrace. It can hold cocktail receptions for 150 people, theater-style seating for 240, and seated dinners for 185. It’s hidden gem, the outside terrace, offers a unique point of view in the city overlooking Shakespeare Park and, beyond it, Logan Circle and the city skyline. With 6 different spaces to host your event, Free Library makes for a stunning venue for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and more.

Interested in the Free Library? Let Samantha know that EBE sent you!

 

Moshulu

401 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Tel. 215-923-2500

Create your own storybook wedding aboard a Philadelphia landmark. The Moshulu’s private rooms take full advantage of the unparalleled views of Philadelphia’s waterfront and skyline, including the newly remodeled State Room. The multi-level decks offer a glorious open air experience, as well as tented space, which is heated for year-round use. The finest cuisine is paired with their skilled professionals, resulting in a memorable wedding for you and your guests.

Interested in the Moshulu? Let Jake & the rest of the team know that EBE sent you!

 

Mütter Museum | The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 | Tel. 215.399.2245

This beautiful New Beaux-Arts style building, constructed in 1908 and designed by Cope and Stewardson, has the unique distinction of being home to the oldest medical society in the country (founded in 1787) and the renowned Mütter Museum. As guests walk inside, they are surrounded by grandeur and elegance, and greeted by Aesculapius – the Greek god of medicine. The magnificent columned Marble Rotunda, with its view of a classic grand staircase, sets the stage for any occasion. With its historic ambience and stately architecture, it’s no wonder that the College – located in Philadelphia’s charming Rittenhouse-Fitler Historic District – has been the chosen setting for a diverse range of memorable events.

Interested in the Mütter Museum? Let Elizabeth & Kristen know that EBE sent you!

 

One North Broad | The Philadelphia Masonic Temple

One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | Tel. 215-988-1936

Exchange vows amidst beautiful stained glass, sip cocktails inside large marble foyers and dance the night away in a spacious Grand Ballroom. The spirit, history and luxury of Philadelphia comes alive inside the breathtaking Masonic Temple. Host an intimate wedding ceremony, a grand reception and everything in between within this historic fine events venue.

Interested in One North Broad? Let Terri know that EBE sent you!

 

Please Touch Museum

4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131 | Tel. 215-578-5179

Nestled within the picturesque Fairmount Park, lies the architecturally magnificent Memorial Hall, the oldest of Brulee Catering’s landmark locations. This national treasure from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition is now home to a children’s museum during the day: Please Touch Museum. It serves as one of the region’s most spectacular event spaces, accommodating a sit-down dinner for up to 1,000 guests and receptions as large as 3,000 guests. From elaborate weddings and bar & bat mitzvahs to unique corporate galas and philanthropic productions, Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall is sure to impress.

Interested in the Please Touch Museum? Let Marley know that EBE sent you!

 

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 | Tel. 215-898-4000

Designed in the 1890s, this beautiful historic building located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus is one of Philadelphia’s premier unique venues. The Penn Museum is a 300,000 square-foot gem with exterior details including glass mosaics by the Tiffany Glass Company, sculptures by Alexander Stirling Calder, and marble medallions by John Ross of New York City. The Museum houses one-of-a-kind artifacts acquired from over 300 archaeological and anthropological expeditions, and they invite you and your guests to discover the world in just one night. Stunning event space and priceless collections make the Penn Museum an unparalleled event experience!

Interested in the Penn Museum? Let Atiya know that EBE sent you!





Want to stay up-to-date on Event and Bridal Trends? Learn about Vendors We Love? New EBE Products?

EBE Spotlight: Brian Lizzi

By | Blog, Spotlights

EBE’s Brian Lizzi:

Entertainment Representative &

Bandleader of Monte Carlo

 

EBE is made up of a myriad of people and personalities. Throughout this series of EBE Spotlights, we’re looking past the job title and learning more about what makes our team tick. We were able to sit down with Brian Lizzi this week, one of EBE’s Entertainment Representatives & the Bandleader and Drummer in EBE’s Monte Carlo.

Brian is one of EBE’s five Entertainment Representatives. He’s responsible for getting to know every client that comes across his desk, and helping them choose the perfect entertainment for their event. His laugh is incredibly contagious – In fact, you can often hear it echoing through the hall at our Live Band Showcases.

He has been a bandleader in the event industry for 20 years, and has been with EBE for 8 of them. Throughout those 8 years, he has been managing Monte Carlo, and has been consistently executing incredible events year after year. He plays the drums in the band, and has been playing them ever since he picked up a drum stick at five years old. To see Monte Carlo in action, watch their teaser video below and register for our any of our upcoming Bi-Weekly or Monthly Live Band Showcases!

I asked Brian a series of serious & silly questions to get to know him better. Check it out below!

What genre of music is your specialty?
All of the above… but I’m a Jazz Cat

What was the best event you ever worked?
I played at two Presidential Inaugurals

Who is your hero?
Buddy Rich

What is your favorite movie?
Goodfellas

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I’m a car detailer

What is your zodiac sign?
Pisces

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Gnocchi!!

What is your favorite thing about your career?
That I get to play my drums

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Joe Pesci

If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?
Buddy Rich’s Big Band or Chicago




Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products?

EBE Spotlight: Dan Miller

By | Blog, Spotlights

EBE’s Dan Miller:

Lighting Designer & Drummer

 

EBE is made up of a myriad of people and personalities. Throughout this series of EBE Spotlights, we’re looking past the job title and learning more about what makes our team tick. We were able to sit down with Dan Miller this week, one of EBE’s Lighting Designers & Drummers.

Dan has been in the event industry for 10 years, and has been with EBE for 8 of them. Throughout those 8 years, he has been designing and executing event lighting all over the Tri-State Area. If you catch the EBE Team setting up at an event and see someone climbing the truss to get the lights just right… you’ve probably met Dan Miller.

Dan is also an integral part of our DJ/Drum division, and you can catch him drumming at EBE events everywhere. When pairing a drummer with a DJ, you’re able to provide a live music feel while still having all of the benefits of booking a DJ! You can even add other instruments to your DJ/Drum Combo, such as an electric violinist, saxophonist, guitarist, etc. To see our DJ/Drum Duo in action, watch the video below and register for our upcoming Wedding DJ Showcase or Bar/Bat Mitzvah MC Showcase!

At our Live Band Showcases, Dan can be found in the Sound & Lighting Booth with our Audio/Visual Director, Chris Michalski. If you have ever seen one of our showcases, you can attest to the care and attention that is put into the perfect light show for each song and each band. If you have never been to one, what are you waiting for?! Check out our upcoming showcases here!

I asked Dan a series of serious & silly questions to get to know him better. Check it out below!

What genre of music is your specialty? Hip Hop & Current Top 40

What was the best event you ever worked? My personal favorite was designing and operating lights from Jimmy Van Zant, who performed a tribute for his brother Ronnie and the rest of Lynyrd Skynyrd

Who is your hero? My father

What motivates you to work hard? Knowing that you can accomplish anything if you work hard enough

What is your favorite movie? Point Break

What is your zodiac sign? Virgo

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tacos, easy.

What is your favorite thing about your career? Transforming an empty space/ballroom/event hall and creating a brand new atmosphere and vibe

If you were a superhero, what powers would you have? I would like to be able to fly

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of love? I once drove across 7 states to tell someone I loved them in person




Want to learn more about our EBE Team Members? Vendors We Love? New Products?

EBE Spotlight: Jonathan Harwood – Rio Bandleader

By | Blog, Spotlights | 1,323 Comments

This week we would like to introduce you one of our EBE Entertainment Representatives and the Band Leader for EBE Rio, Jonathan Harwood.

Jonathan is a 24-year music industry veteran who has been with EBE Events & Entertainment for 15 years.  He plays both the guitar and bass, and loves getting a crowd hyped-up while performing.

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 Jonathan and interview him for this Q&A piece.

 

Q: What genre of music is your “specialty”?

A: Rock / Dance / Pop

Q: Who is your hero?

A: Pete Townshend

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: The Highlander

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

A: Libra

Q: Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

A: I’m a really good cook

 

Q: What is your go-to at karaoke?

A: “Slide” by the Goo-Goo Dolls

 

Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: Sushi

Q: If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

A: 1945, the end of WWII

 

Q: If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

A: All of them

Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

A: Bradley Cooper

Q: If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

A: The Who

 

Q: If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be and why?

A: A Pitbull Terrier. Because they are extremely loving and gentle, but fiercely protective.

Q: What was the best event you ever worked?

A: Union Transfer 4/26/17

 

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

A: My family

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: Getting the audience all hyped up

EBE Spotlight: Jon Mulhern – Emcee and DJ

By | Blog, Spotlights | 35 Comments

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?

A: Sagittarius

 

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.

EBE Spotlight – Tim Parsons: Drummer and DJ

By | Blog, Spotlights | 3,153 Comments

Pennsylvania’s own, Tim Parsons, has been an EBE Drummer and DJ for the past four years.  Along with the drums, he also plays the piano.

The Penncrest High School graduate has been fostering and growing his musical talents from a young age thanks to the ongoing support of his parents.  Due to his love of music and personal drive, Tim was able to further channel his musical abilities into becoming a top list DJ performer as well.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tim and interview him for this Q&A piece in an effort to get to know him better and discover what it is that makes him tick.

 

 

Q: What genre of music is your ‘specialty’?

A: Hip-Hop

 

Q: What instrument(s) do you play if any?

A: Drums and piano

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A:  My parents are my heroes because they introduced me to music and have always supported my ambitions, even pushing me beyond what I thought I couldn’t accomplish.

 

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A:  Miracle

 

Q:  What is your zodiac sign?

A:  Capricorn

 

Q: Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about you?

A:  I can clap with one hand…and I play lacrosse and hockey!

 

Q:  What is your go-to at karaoke?

A:  Ghost Town DJs “My Boo”

 

Q:  If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

A:  If I had to pick one year, it would be 1994. With all of the legendary hip-hop albums from many of my favorite artists, 1994 has to be one of the biggest years for the genre. If I could stretch the rules, I’d love to travel back to all of the 80’s so I could catch the end of the funk phase and the beginning of the East vs. West Coast hip-hop phase.

 

Q:  Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

A:  James Franco

 

Q:  If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

A:  The Roots

 

 

Q:  What motivates you to work hard?

A:  Knowing that playing music is a gift and that this gift is something that I’ve been blessed with to share with others.

 

Q:  What is your favorite thing about your career?

A:  Seeing people dancing and enjoying the music is something that never gets old to me, especially when clients express how much they appreciated having me play at the end of the night!

EBE Spotlight – Benjamin Ostroff: MC & DJ

By | Blog, Spotlights | 721 Comments

Benjamin Ostroff has been with EBE Events & Entertainment for 15 years as an Emcee, DJ, and Entertainment Representative.

With an unmatched knowledge of music and all things pop culture, Ben has been performing at a wide range of events since his early teens. Utilizing his talents as a Club DJ, Ben was the House DJ for both the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers from 1997 until 2015. He was a popular fixture at all home games, pumping up the crowd using a mix of music, trivia, and sound effects. He understands how to reach an audience, especially the youth scene, with the latest sounds.

Ben honed his skills on the weekends during college at American University. His talents are requested from Philadelphia to DC and everywhere in between.

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 Ben and interview him for this Q&A piece.

Q: What genre of music is your ‘specialty?’

A: Anything mainstream since the 1960s.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: Bruse Springsteen

 

Q: What is your favorite movie?

A: Fletch

 

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

A: Leo

 

Q:  What is your go-to at karaoke?

A: Born to Run

 

Q: If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A:  Pizza

 

Q:  If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?

A:  I’m more interested in the future, but otherwise 1973.

 

Q:  If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?

A:  Invisibility

 

Q:  Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

A:  Kevin James (People often think I am him.)

 

Q:  What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?

A:  My engagement proposal.

 

Q:  If you could join any past or present music group, which would you want to join?

A:  E Street Band

 

Q:  Do you have skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

A:  With a little more practice, I would have been a legendary NFL punter.

 

Q:  What motivates you to work hard?

A:  The immediate gratification from every bride and groom

 

Q:  What is your favorite thing about your career?

A:  Being around music all the time.

EBE Spotlight – Nick Centrella: Bandleader EBE Sydney

By | Blog, Spotlights | 91 Comments

Nick Centrella has been with EBE for 4 years and is the bandleader for EBE Sydney.  The Philadelphia native has been on the Philly cover scene for the past 20 years, performing in clubs and music venues up and down the East Coast.  Nick has fronted some of the biggest bands on the circuit.

Nick is an avid Philly’s sports fan and, when not performing, enjoys coaching.

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nick and interview him for this Q&A piece in an effort to get to know him better and discover what it is that makes him tick.

 

Q: What genre of music is your ‘specialty’?

A: Rock / Pop / Top 40

 

Q: What is your zodiac sign?

A: Taurus

 

Q: What instrument(s) do you play if any?

A: Vocals

 

Q: How many years have you been in the music and/or event industry?

A: 20 years

 

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

A: I’m motivated by success.  I always try to be the best at everything I do.  I don’t believe in second place.

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: I love entertaining people and being able to provide memories that will last a lifetime.  I love that my bandmates and I get to provide the soundtrack to the most important day of their lives.

 

Tom Hefferon | The Most Amazing Philadelphia Special Event DJ

EBE Spotlight – MC Thomas Hefferon

By | Blog, Spotlights | 167 Comments

Thomas Hefferon has been with EBE for almost 9 years and been in the music industry for 20 years.

Tom went to College in the summer of 1998 and during his time there he was immediately drawn towards music. He joined his college radio club and began interning and working at Philadelphia radio stations and even a local record label. Tom spent fifteen years in the radio industry.

Along the way, he started to DJ on weekends. Tom started as a wedding DJ in 2006 and has done hundreds of weddings since then. He truly loves his role as a wedding DJ because, unlike playing music on the radio, he can see an immediate reaction to the music he is playing and loves it when the dance floor is packed with people who are having fun!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Tom and interview him for this Q&A piece in an effort to get to know him better and discover what it is that makes him tick.

 

Q: What’s genre of music is your “specialty”?

A: Early 2000’s Hip-hop and pop music (that was when I was working for to Q102 FM in Philly)

 

Q: What is your go-to at karaoke?

A: “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” For some reason I know all the words by heart!

 

Q: If you were a superhero, what power would you have?

A: The power to make people who hate to dance, dance. (Oh wait, I already have that one!)

 

Q: What was the best event you ever worked?

A: There have been so many great events that it’s hard to pick just one.

 

Q: What motivates you to work hard?

A: My family!  I’m a father of two fantastic kids and a husband to my wonderful wife, Kristin.

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?

A: Making people happy!  Nothing is better than hearing someone that they had a magical night.