First State Favorites: Best DJ
NEW CASTLE | Signature Sound
ADDRESS 103 Ponder Court, Bear
OWNER Rick Sciavicco
YEAR OPENED 1991
Describe what makes your business stand out: I live in Bear with my wife and four kids. I have a full-time job and am a disc jockey/entertainer by night. I have been in the entertainment business for 20 years and specialize in weddings, parties and entertainment events. I have worked as an emcee at events such as Miss Delaware Pageant, Dover Downs Casino events, several bridal shows, and have also emceed and provided my crowd interacting skills and singing for entertainers like the Coasters, Marvelettes, and Trammps and Bill Haley’s Comets. I have also provided music for Celine Dion’s record release in Atlantic City and also at the Citizens Bank Ballpark, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned?
This year I would like to stick with my motto in the wedding world “Weddings your way.” I have a few private shows lined up and currently working hand and hand with Queens Theater in Wilmington for a July 16th dinner show.
KENT | Alex Vaughan Mobile Entertainment
ADDRESS P.O. Box 1921, Dover
MANAGER/OWNER Alex Vaughan
YEAR OPENED 1984
Describe what makes your business stand out: The company stands out because this is my full time job. Customer service and satisfaction are very important. I offer customized, individualized service for each event. There are no packages, no one-size-fits-all parties. Every celebration is unique and planned to meet each customer’s specifications. I’ll spend time getting to know each of my customers; what their tastes and preferences are; their likes and dislikes; what music to play and just as importantly, what music not to play. Together we put together a party plan that people will remember fondly for years to come.
What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned? I’ve just made an investment in theatrical-style lighting equipment, which will
add a new dimension to room decorations and dance floor lighting. I can now bathe the room in an infinite palette of colors and visual textures to match almost any color scheme. Then, using a new, state of the art computerized lighting control system, change the focus and mood in the room as the celebration progresses. I’ve also added a light fixture which will allow us to have custom monograms of a bridal couple’s initials and wedding date, or a company’s logo or some other design manufactured and then project that design on a wall or on the dance floor. I think it’s and exciting addition to our diverse stable of entertainment services.
SUSSEX | Hook Productions
ADDRESS Fenwick Island
OWNERS Randy and Sheena Vanderhook
YEAR OPENED 2007
Describe what makes your business stand out: Any DJ can play music, but it takes an experienced professional to host a reception with style, excitement and passion! It takes a team to execute it perfectly. Randy serves as the event host providing both professional event direction and talented DJ skills. He delivers tasteful interaction without constantly talking on the microphone or becoming the center of attention. Sheena works one-on-one with their clients through prevent consultations, unlimited communication and personalized event planners. Ultimately, they help showcase their client’s vision and dreams through music.
What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned? We launched our new website in March 2011, which we are very excited about! We are making an effort to brand Hook Productions and have people recognize our logo and who we are. Our goal is to raise the bar for DJ companies in our area and to stand out among all of them!