As an event planner for all types of high end events we work with many different vendors, but when it comes to hiring a DJ or MC Jeremy is our first choice. Blue Wings Events has been working with Jeremy since 2017 from weddings to corporate events and he is always a great team player who is professional but fun. Every client that we have used him for is highly impressed and thankful to have had him on the team. One of our recent brides was confident there would be no dancing from her ‘boring friends and family’ but that sentiment was dashed within minutes of the dance floor opening. Jeremy seems to intuitively know what to say, when to say it, and what music will work best for any particular audience.
I had the pleasure of hiring Mr. Jeremy Hamel to be the DJ at my wedding. It was one of the best decisions I made! He was informative and organized. He immediately put me at ease with the process and was able to help me make decisions on the order of events and necessary announcements. I was nervous about hiring a DJ since it’s a key part every wedding, but Jeremy was amazing! He was able to anticipate and plan for issues I had not even thought of and showed an uncanny ability to play music that catered to the guests, making sure everyone was having fun. He did a great job making announcements and keeping the reception on schedule. Best of all, I was able to focus on enjoying my wedding day!
Working with Jeremy was by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He is efficient, experienced, and great at communicating. One of the best things about Jeremy is his ability to match the energy of the guests and adjust the music seamlessly! We were also glad to have someone so comfortable on the microphone; Jeremy was easygoing but direct in getting guests to where we needed them to be. I wanted a dance party but wasn’t sure if the guests would be up for it. The way Jeremy transitioned to the dance floor was so flawless and so fun that the dance floor was full and we had family members up and dancing that I have never seen dance in my life! I would recommend Jeremy for any event!
I love every aspect of live events -- the anticipation, the nerves, the planning, the worries, the consistent victories, and ultimately the indescribable feeling I get in knowing that I am physically, mentally, and emotionally in-the-moment at each event experience: fully immersed. I've been on stage since childhood; I'm a lifelong student and passionate practitioner of the technical and synergistic aspects of live event delivery and stage work. Everything from the wires inside the speakers and the performance data of a particular piece of equipment, to speaking particular strings of syllables into a microphone to underpin the felt-effects of an incredible event experience --
crafting exceptional experiences is my passion.
While music is important, it's only one of the many tools I use to create winning scenarios and memorable events for my clients. Weddings, auctions, audio support, corporate events, galas.. It's all in my wheelhouse. As I continue to grow and learn, I am intrinsically drawn to the psychological and sociological considerations of live events and hope to speak to stadium-sized crowds someday.
Combined with a lifetime of experience in live event production and performance, I've been in the wedding industry since 2005 as a sub contractor, employee, and an owner-operator. After 10,000+ technical and performance hours and 300+ weddings, my event record and regular referral bookings prove consistent service delivery, and provide assurance that my service rate is on par with the level and quality of live event production I provide.
If you are considering me, please consider this: thank you for connecting with my simple message and minimal approach; I believe consistent results speak for themselves. When you're ready, let's set up a phone call, FaceTime, or Zoom meeting -- This is 100% free and no obligation. My goal is to bring your event vision to life; 100% of your guests are there to see you and 0% of them are there to see me. Let's talk soon.
My wedding contracts are booked at a flat rate of $4,200. This rate includes everything you should expect from an experienced professional DJ/MC plus a few extras, like: wireless uplighting, multiple speaker systems for full sound coverage of your reception area, and a second sound system with wireless microphones for your ceremony. I require a signed Wedding Service Contract and a 50% deposit to lock in your date. (The contract balance is due any time until or on your wedding day.)
You will choose specific songs for specific moments during your ceremony and reception, and choose specific 'must play' and 'must not play' songs.
I have been a live event professional since 2005, and transitioned to full time DJ, A/V Tech, and Benefit Auctioneering work in 2015. Weekdays and weekends my full time career is in live events: weddings, corporate galas and events, and charity auctions.
Yes to both. Velvetone Events is licensed in Washington State as a sole proprietorship (UBI 603464955) and I legally do business under my own trade name, Jeremy Hamel DJ. I carry a $2M business liability insurance policy through R.V. Nuccio & Associates, underwritten by The American Insurance Company.
I use 100% reputable and reliable professional audio equipment capable of clean and robust sound levels beyond what most events and weddings could or would require. Everything down to the connecting cables, that no one will notice but me, are of professional quality. My guiding principles with regard to equipment and presentation are: safety, sound, and aesthetic, in that order. Safety. The equipment, especially including speaker stand positions and cable runs, will be configured as safely as possible to avoid hazards. Sound. The sound will be evenly reinforced across the frequency spectrum and throughout all areas of the venue that need adequate sound: little to no dead zones, or dead zones by design, means sound reflections are minimized and reduces ear strain of attendees. Aesthetic. The overall presentation will look refined and professional without cartoonish gimmicks -- even the speakers are debadged to offer a clean look.
Some of the brands I use: Apple. Pioneer, Yamaha, Shure, RCF, Technics, Denon, Audix, Bose, Rane, and Ape Labs. I wholly use legally downloaded music through Apple Music; there is no chance of downtime due to network connectivity issues.
Some of the well-known people I admire: Malcolm Gladwell, Jim Rohn, Gary Vaynerchuk, Helen Keller, Ryan Seacrest, Oprah, P.T. Barnum, David Goggins, Les Brown, Joe Rogan, Fred Rogers, and countless other people who I continually glean wisdom from.
I like: gratitude, learning, being outdoors, making music, thinking and talking about new ideas, my career, wisdom, hope, my kids and family, honesty, challenging limiting beliefs, physical, mental, and spiritual fitness, buttered coffee, the message of Jesus Christ.