Trevor West


Trevor West

Fell into the DJ business by accident back in early 1990 when I agreed to DJ a local dance for a friend, using CD’s and 2 cd players and the biggest dual 18” subs to ever break someone’s back. Started country dancing right around the same time when my sister dragged me out to a local country dance club and I’ve never stopped since. 27 years later, still learning dancing and DJing and love running the photobooth at events. My hobbies include reading Sherlock holmes books, skiing, practicing taking pictures and videos with my GoPros, and occasionally kick criminal’s butts with the Batman video games.




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Going Through the Motions or Emotions?

September 21, 2017 by Trevor West
Are you going through the motions or are you going through the emotions at your events? Does it feel like your events are just another gig or do you feel that each event is spectacular and the best you've ever done? What's the difference you ask? Well I'm glad you did, going through the motions would feel like you've done this before, can't wait for it to end and collect your check and be gone. Going through the emotions would be more like, being at a con... [read more]
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Say Cheese!

September 14, 2017 by Trevor West
Getting your crowd to have fun in your photobooth can sometimes take alot of work, but thankfully most times it doesn't. But if you don't look like you're having fun running the booth, do you think your clients are going to have as much or more fun than they could have? standing around looking like your cat just died can send a negative image to your crowd and may actually make them not to want to come back again and again. I can't tell you how many times i've seen other vendors stand around at their booth looking like they just woke up, don't care, and certainly are not having any fun. I've seen the same with a lot of DJs as well, dressin... [read more]
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To Dance or not to Dance

September 2, 2017 by Trevor West
This short article will start off being brutally honest so if you get offended easily then let me apologize now but I’m going to throw this out there. If you’re overweight or have no rhythm/2 left feet then how can you motivate others to dance (as a DJ) if you can’t/won’t join them or lead them? Remember, we are their entertainment, not just music!! Most people are self-conscious of how they dance until they’ve had some liquid encouragement to help them along so when they see the DJ get out on the dancefloor and lead them, they will be more willing to come join you sooner rather than later. Its kind of like when you announce that the buffet line is open and no one moves, a lot of people are afraid to be the first one in line, now myself, I come from a large family so when they say food is read... [read more]
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How to Avoid Overkill

August 22, 2017 by Trevor West
Imagine standing next to a jet airplane with the engine running and trying to have a conversation with someone. Now imagine that’s how your clients and their guests feel when your music is too loud. Now imagine that you have to set up that plane by yourself, run the engines for a 100 people, then tear it all down and pack it away afterwards. If that’s how it feels at the end of the night once you’re done DJing a wedding, then it might be time to rethink your setup. Think of this scenario, you’re at a wedding and there are two tables three feet from your system. Who is going to complain the most that it’s too loud all night long? And worse, who do they always seem to put at those two tables? That’s right, grandma and grandpa. Don’t you think they’re going to feel that its like sitting nex... [read more]
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Photobooths: Trials and Tribulations

May 1, 2017 by Trevor West
You may or may not already own a photo booth, but if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, then this seminar will be for you. If you do own one or many, it may also help you with many aspects that are giving you problems.
Photobooths can be just as much work as DJing in some cases, sometimes we were busier than the dance floor because people do love their pictures. I know you’ve probably seen other articles telling you you need to buy a photobooth for your DJ business but they don’t always te... [read more]