Jake Lewis, owner and operator of DJ by Jake, has been a DJ for 12 years and understands the power of music well.
"Music has the special power to move people, from their hearts in a wedding procession, to their bodies on a busy dance floor," Lewis said. "We want to make sure the music reflects the client's tastes and the nature of the event, and is not just a pre-programmed playlist. We read the crowd and use our many years of experience to make sure that everyone enjoys and remembers the great music that was played on memorable days."
Unlike movie DJs, Lewis and his DJs don't take over the event but provide a soundtrack for the evening. "We are not 'game show hosts' who try to make the entertainment about us. No one is there to see us, and we do not dance, sing, or do cheesy games. We let the music do the talking and keep things stress-free with our online client planning tools," Lewis said.
There's a vast selection of music to choose from. The DJ by Jake music library spans everything from the 1950s to present, and includes Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, R&B, and Soul. Clients can also refer to past playlists for help in making up their own.
Lewis believes in communicating with clients, and his professionalism and experience make event planning much easier. He is always available to answer questions by email, and insists on giving each event his full attention.
"There's plenty of communication, and we only book one event a day so we can dedicate your day to you," Lewis said. "We enjoy what we do, so it's never just a job for us. But we do work to make your event special, as you deserve on some of your biggest days."
DJ by Jake services cover all kinds of events including weddings, school dances, and graduations all over New England. They specialize in DJing but also have other services, including uplighting, dance floor lighting, and photo booths. Lewis and his DJs perform at about 60 or 70 weddings each year, as well as anniversaries, private parties, other events. They do have a list of vendors including photographers, videographers, caterers and event planners to make things easier for clients.
Lewis says that he created DJ by Jake to provide affordable, high-quality entertainment, and judging by customer testimonials he has certainly succeeded in his mission. DJ by Jake has won Wedding Wire awards every year since 2010, in the Bride's Choice and Couples' Choice categories.