Butch Gray, Disc Jockey/Entertainer, LLC
My talent is providing an elegant, fun and versatile service. I creatively express your style and taste, in music and details that others might not even conceive, let alone deliver in such a natural and professional manner. My signature is my service. I ensure the only surprise for my clients is who catches the bouquet. I am well versed in wedding etiquette and the special traditions of many cultures. Your designs are met to perfection. I have also created ways to include your guests in the celebration.
Friendly and Professional with a Touch a Class
Founded in 1990 after DJing many parties through “word of mouth,” Butch Gray established himself by subcontracting his services. Communication with his clients before the event to discuss their desires and answer their questions is part of the foundation of his company. His ability to read a crowd and generate excitement with his enthusiasm are without question the best you may ever see.
A wedding reception is a day the bride and groom have dreamed of for a long time. Once the day has come you need someone that can coordinate you, your bridal party, your family, your guests and other wedding professionals that you have hired. Butch Gray will do all of this and provide you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Office party planning carries a significant responsibility. The entertainment you provide at your corporate events is a reflection of both you and your organization. Let me help!e hired. Butch Gray will do all of this and provide you with…Memories to cherish for a lifetime.
My barmitzvah and batmitzvah engagements are carefully pre-planned and executed with taste. I will meet with you, organize your mitzvah and cater to your every need. Our excellent light show and two DJ package sets the standard for DJ Entertainment! Let me help you celebrate this special day!
I love to entertain – it would be my pleasure to help you and your friends celebrate your special occasion. From house parties to sports stadiums…I’ve played many different venues and have the ability to adapt to my customers wishes.
Will the DJ be responsive to our concerns about sound level?
It is important to us that the guests at your party be comfortable with the volume of the music. We are dedicated to keeping the music throughout the party at a level that is exciting, yet does not blow out your eardrums.
What is “Continuous Music” and how does it affect my party?
“Continuous Music” means that there will always be music playing throughout your event. As dinner is served, music that you select, will be played. You and your guests can enjoy Classical music, Contemporary or Standard Jazz, Pop, mellow Rock standards, or Big Band Favorites plus your requests.
What if the Bride & Groom live out-of-state?
If you are planning a local wedding, but live out-of-town, we will work with you to facilitate the long-distance planning process. We will be there for you, and will keep the lines of communication open to answer your questions every step of the way. Most information can be forwarded via e-mail if you can not visit before your wedding day.
Why do you place your speakers on stands?
Sound travels better when it is unobstructed. This ensures that people in the back of a room can hear the music and announcements well, while not overpowering the guests closer to the speakers. The sound can be kept at a moderate level for all to enjoy. This is especially important during the cocktail hour and dinner when most people are catching up with people they may not have seen for some time.
Do you carry back up equipment?
An extra system is built in to my standard system. If for example, a Compact Disc player is not working properly, I have three others built in to the system. If for some reason there was a power surge that damaged my standard system, I have another in my vehicle.
How long have you been DJ’ing?
I have been working as a professional DJ since 1989. Before I practiced my craft at various parties since I was eight years old.
How many songs can you play an hour?
I can play an average of fourteen songs an hour. If there are fewer special events, more songs can be played and of course, more events would mean fewer songs could be played.
What happens if you are sick?
I have never missed an event. In all the years I have been a professional DJ, I have only had to use a backup once. Since I am a member of the DJ Network, there is always a backup available. If there are additional costs for a back up DJ’s service, it comes out of my pocket, not yours.
What type of events do you do?
I have done wedding receptions, birthday parties, baptism parties, union receptions, corporate events, fundraisers, holiday parties and reunions. Any event that requires professional musical entertainment is one for which I can help.
Is there an additional fee for travel expense?
I cover the entire State of Connecticut for no additional fee. Out-of-state events may require an additional travel fee.
How do I know what equipment I need for my party?
The size of the DJ system is determined by several factors: the number of guests at your event, the size of the room in which your party will be held, the type of music you want performed, any special preferences you may have, and of course, your budget. The answers to these questions will enable us advise you on the appropriate DJ System size.
We could not have been happier with how our wedding went in large part due to your efforts as DJ. The party and dance floor really got going which was exactly what we wanted and you fit in a lot of our faves. Who knew the Cha Cha Slide would be such a hit?! You read the crowd really well and knew what to play to get folks on the dance floor…which meant a really great party for us! So thank you again. And you are just an all around nice guy who is a calming presence when things get a little hectic!
Alison (& Dave)
Thank you for helping to make Jeff and Steph’s Ceremony and wedding reception so special. The music was great and your professionalism outstanding.
It was a pleasure to have met you.
Be sure, when our friends are planning a wedding for their children, we will recommend you highly.
Again, thank you.
Roxanne and Nick
Pete and I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for all you did in making our wedding reception such a musical success! We could not be happier with the way everything turned out.
The music and selections were gret from beginning to end and our guests had a fantastic time dancing the night away. Most of all, we really appreciated the time you took to listen to the unique requests that we had and then executing them perfectly!
Thank you for all your help in making our wedding day so special, not only for us, but for all our guests. You were such a pleasure to deal with – always professional, responsive, and friendly. We will not hesitate to recommend you in the future.
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
Lisa & Pete
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day go as smoothly as it did. Everyone we have spoken with said they had so much fun and we attribute that to the great music.
You really know how to read the crowd and how to keep people dancing.
Your enthusiasm ans talent are an awesome combination for a successful event.
Jess and James