One of DJ Jacob's weddings was featured in the New York Times! Read more here
Jacob Towe, aka DJ Jacob, owns DJ Jacob Towe – The Luxury Wedding and Event DJ entertainment company based in Jacksonville, Fla. With seven years of experience and the only DJ on staff, Towe averages about 60-70 weddings per year. He invested in wireless lighting and incorporated Freedom™ Par Quad-5 and EZpar™ 64 RGBA wash lights into his setup. Read on.
“This picture was taken at the Nocatee Crosswater Hall during a wedding. For this event, I used eight white Freedom™ Par Quad-5 wash lights with two Freedom™ Charge P cases, eight black EZpar™ 64 RBA wash lights with two CHS-30 VIP Gear Bags, four Intimidator™ Spot LED 350 moving heads and a Gobo Zoom™ LED 2.0 gobo projector.
The wireless Freedom™ series drastically changed the way I market myself to venue managers and wedding coordinators — simply put, they’re in awe! When I show them how I can place my lights where they should go — not where the wires force them to go — they are amazed. In Jacksonville, I am the only DJ with completely wireless uplighting and that alone has made me the preferred vendor at two different venues. They love that there are no wires for their guests to trip on and prefer not to supply power for lighting. With the white Freedom™ Par Quad-5 lights, I can put them in plain sight and they coordinate with any design or decor that a wedding planner or bride has envisioned.
My company is known for using the very best products. I use Bose speakers, Apple computers and Sennheiser microphones. So when I wanted to incorporate lighting into my setup, the obvious choice was Chauvet. My only problem was the ugly, time-consuming wires. However, when a wireless option was released, it was a no brainer to buy Freedom™ lights and go wireless in my production.”
Q. What do you specialize in?
I specialize in creating an atmosphere that is enjoyable for the whole family and also providing the newest technologies and innovations for events. I play music that is catered to the bride and groom and guests at each particular event so that everyone from the youngest to the oldest guest enjoys themselves throughout the entire event. It is also very important to me that the bride and groom or host of an event is the focus and not me as the DJ. When it comes to the equipment that I use, I am constantly researching and brainstorming how I can stay on the cutting edge of what is happening in the technology field for music and DJs. For example, I use all touch screen technology for mixing. I also created the concept of using environmental wedding projection to change the entire ambiance of a wedding using videos, images and seamless projection.
Q. How and when did you get started?
I’ve been a professional DJ since 2007. What got me into the business was attending a friend’s wedding where the DJ played the YMCA three times, the mic was feeding back, and he had no connection with the wedding guests. With my background as an audio engineer, the quality of the sound at weddings and events was an important issue for me. As a musician, I also saw a need for a DJ that could connect on THAT level with the guests at a wedding or event, just like a musician does with an audience at a concert. So I decided to start DJing with a focus on bettering the wedding industry through giving couples a personal, luxury experience and through connecting with other like minded vendors. This is my passion as a DJ.
Q. What inspires you?
At the end of the night when the party is over and the couple, host, or family members come up to me with tears in their eyes telling me that everything was exactly what they hoped for; this is what inspires me to keep doing what I do.
Q. If you could give one piece of advice to a bride looking for a DJ, what would it be?
That is simple: The average bride’s budget for a wedding DJ is 5%, but when guests leave a wedding, 70% of those guests only remember the entertainment. So, for a lasting memory of your wedding, make sure you invest in great photography AND entertainment.
Are you looking for a DJ for your wedding or next event? We HIGHLY recommend Jacob to all of our brides + clients and definitely urge you to do the same.Make sure to check out his website [Jacksonville Wedding DJ] and give him a shout out on his facebook page [DJ JACOB TOWE]!