Friday, April 3, 2009

Vendor Spotlight: Easton Entertainment

Today I sat down with Bill Shaflucas, owner of Easton Entertainment. Bill is one of my favorite local DJ's. When you hire him as your DJ, you know you are getting him at your event. As a coordinator, this is a huge benefit because I always know what to expect! Bill is an easy going guy who is eager to please his clients. He takes a laid back approach at events - and he likes to stay in the background and let the party evolve around him. He has a great knack for playing the tunes people want to dance to - and the dance floor is sure to be rockin' when Bill is around! If you want a DJ that will be dancing with your guests & entertaining them with his antics, then Bill isn't for you. But if you want someone who is going to consistently play quality music, knows how to make a crowd have a good time, and professionally attends to your event, I highly recommend him! He can be reached at 716-510-1357.

How many years have you been in the business?
10 years

How did you get started?
I was working as a bartender at Kahunaville in the Galleria Mall. During happy hour one night, they were playing the house music over the sound system and the atmosphere was dull and boring. I went over and started playing with the music to try to liven things up. People liked it so much that they asked me to play music on a more regular basis, and soon my job changed from bartender to DJ!

What is your favorite part of your job?
I like seeing people on their best days, and being able to create a fun atmosphere for them.

What is the most memorable event you have worked at?
I recently did a wedding on the stage at Sheas. And just being on the stage looking out into all the seats, and thinking of all the famous people who had been on that stage was something I will always remember.

Any crazy wedding stories to share?
I once did a wedding where two hours into the reception, the Best Man told the Groom that he had slept with his wife the night before! A giant fight broke out...and needless to say, I just packed up my equipment and left.

What advice would you give to couples who are planning a wedding?
Don't sweat the small stuff! At the end of the day, you will be married and that is what's important. Just go with the flow and don't stress over things that may not work out as planned.

What are some of your favorite local party or wedding venues?
Sheas, Banchetti (great Italian food!) & Seneca Niagara Casino. It is always great to hold your event near somewhere that has a nightlife scene so that your guests have something to do when the event is over.

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and your hobbies?
I like to run and play soccer. But really my job is my hobby - I am so lucky.

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