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Meet DJ Jack Farmer of Los Angeles and Orange County
Today we’d like to introduce you to Jack Farmer.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jack. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
While trying to pay my way through school, I luckily stumbled onto an opportunity working in the warehouse of a DJ Management company. It wasn’t long before I started handling booking and while hearing about all these fun parties the DJs were going to, I decided I wanted to DJ as well! While there, I was given the opportunity to learn a lot and because of what I learned there, I was able to avoid a lot of mistakes I probably would have made if I just started out on my own.
While I appreciate my time learning from others, I am loving running my own business. I have passion for every aspect of it from the ‘mundane’ accounting, to meeting clients and talking about their upcoming events, and of course, the weddings, the parties, and once in a life time moments. I’m living the dream and hope I get to live it with you at your next event!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I believe every business owner deals with their own ‘unpleasant opportunities’ along the way. Most of them, I’ve found, tend to be more internal than anything else. Anxiety, fear, and feeling the need to measure up to other business owners is a part of the package, but really are there to help out. Anxiety is just our body’s way of motivating us to do something. Fear is just our body’s way of stopping us from being reckless. Trying to measure up is really just our body’s not allowing us to settle or rest on our laurels.
External struggles are obviously there as well. Time management, figuring out accounting, balancing sales meetings and current business. But for as tough as that can be, it’s never bothered me because I wouldn’t be in this situation if I wasn’t ready to handle it.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about DJ Jack Farmer – what should we know?
I’m a DJ, an MC, and special event host. Most of my work is at weddings but I’ve also had the privilege of working at some amazing events beyond weddings as well. My goal, regardless of the event, is to help create special moments, the moments when a dance floor erupts to the hottest new song or when a group of friends shout along to an old favorite. I love being able to host and not just read along to a script but to really fire up a group of people and make a special connection. Whether it’s making a couple feel like rock stars when they walk out during their grand entrance, or helping a fund raiser break records, or making a company award ceremony feel bigger than the Oscars.
It’s all about making special moments, and that’s what I do for you, at your event.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I’m a huge fan of all DJs and MCs. Everything I am comes from watching and learning form a large number of others. It’s something that I still do to this day. Haha, whenever I see someone who hosts or DJs in any capacity I warn them I’ll pick their brain for hours if they don’t cut me off.
I love asking DJs what’s their top 5 all-time dance floor fillers are or asking MCs to tell me any of the little bits they do while MCing that work well. I can’t get enough of this stuff!