Meet DJ Dan Davis | One Of Emerald Coast’s Finest

Continuing in our series of “Meet Your DJ” posts, Meet DJ Dan Davis. He is one of our most senior DJs on our Florida Division staff, having been with B-Boy Productions since 2013. When he first started training with us, it was apparent that he had an aptitude for the music and technical part of DJ’ing. It was his natural, laid back demeanor that had us wondering what his stage presence would be like. Turns out all we needed to do was give him a microphone. Dan is a natural entertainer! Very little coaching was needed as he is acutely aware of what is happening at an event and what is needed to take any event to the next level. His quick wit and ability to read a crowd is such an asset for our clients who want every guest to feel included in the celebration at hand.

Dan has led our team in events worked over the last two years by a wide margin. He’s always the first to raise his hand to be a part of any event where a DJ/MC is needed. This past year Dan helped us build up our local nightlife business with weekly residences at The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, FL and at AJs Seafood & Oyster Bar in Destin, FL which was voted #36 on Nightclub & Bar Magazine’s Top 100 in their most recent list.

In 2017, Dan will continue to play weekly at the Red Bar but he has a renewed desire to focus on our private events. His reviews speak for themselves. If you want a DJ/MC who will put his heart and soul into your event, you can’t go wrong with DJ Dan Davis. Even if it falls outside the realm of what he has been hired to do (he’s been known to help caterers with setting up the food area, wedding planners in wiping down chairs, and holding lighting stands for photographers), Dan is there for you. To read more about Dan and see his reviews, click here.

Dan is booked primarily on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Carrilon Beach, Panama City Beach and Destin for the majority of wedding events. To book him today for your event, contact us today.

Giving Back Initiative | Fun at Shelter House’s Brunch and Bowl

As part of B-Boy Productions’ #bboygivesback initiative, we are partnering with Shelter House, a domestic and sexual violence center, for many events in 2017. Our first Giving Back Initiative event of the year with them was their inaugural “Brunch and Bowl” event held this past January. This particular event raised more than $6,000. DJ Shawn Frady spun music for this event as those who attended enjoyed a fabulous brunch, unlimited bowling, a silent auction and of course, amazing music! It was held at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill located at the Destin Commons in Destin, FL.

The bowling was a fun-filled competition featuring some of law enforcement’s finest from the Walton County Sheriff’s Office and the OCSO Sheriff’s office as well as Century 21 Blue Marlin, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Paul Hughes Family Foundation, Wine and Wenches, Vieno Investments Agency (VI-A), Wesley McGrail & Wesley and RLI.

DJ for the event and General Manager of B-Boy Florida’s Division, Shawn Frady, commented, “A hearty brunch, bowling, music and raising money for a fantastic non-profit organization. I’d say that’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.”

Giving Back Initiative

Brunch and Bowl Shelter House

Meet DJ Shawn Frady, your next Wedding DJ in Destin

Virtual Introductions

Because the majority of our clientele are considered “destination” clients, it makes it tough for them to meet their DJ/MC face to face prior to their wedding day. As a result, we thought it would be great idea to start a series of “Meet Your DJ” posts.

Pictures and event video footage are helpful, but what is your DJ REALLY like? What’s their personality type? How do they talk “off the mic”? Our management and sales team do a great job of pairing our headliner entertainers with the right couple, but sometimes the client wants to be the one to pick the person charged with handling what is arguably the most important day of their life. With that, we’ve partnered with Silver Shade Studios to put together some bio videos of each of our headlining DJ/MC staff.

Meet DJ Shawn Frady…

Today’s featured event DJ is Shawn Frady. Shawn is based out of our Emerald Coast of Florida office. He is an associate DJ and has been with B-Boy Productions since 2013. While weddings are our bread and butter, Shawn has done just about every event type imaginable – from weddings to corporate events to non-profit functions to fashion runway shows and even house parties, his experience and ability to tap into what the event calls for separates him from the majority of DJs not just in the local area but the country. To read more about Shawn and see his reviews, click here.

Shawn is booked in Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, WaterColor, Santa Rosa Beach, Sandestin and Destin for the majority of wedding events. To book him today for your event, contact us today.

Your Valentine’s Day Playlist 2017

You didn’t think we’d let this Valentine’s Day go by without a musical soundtrack from us, now did you? It was interesting to see the different paths our staff took on some of their favorite love songs – I think we have just about every genre covered in this Valentine’s Day Playlist. You can stream this playlist here.  Oh and you’re welcome.

Valentine's Day Playlist

The song picks went like this:

Brian B

  • Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
  • Turn Your Lights Down Low – Bob Marley feat. Lauryn Hill
  • All 4 Love – Color Me Badd
  • Free / Into The Mystic – Zac Brown Band feat. Clare Bowen
  • If You Really Love Me – Stevie Wonder

Charles Egstad

  • She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
  • Dancing On My Own by Calum Scott
  • Tear In My Heart by Twenty One Pilots

Dan Davis

  • Will Do by TV On The Radio
  • Ordinary People by John Legend
  • Fade Into You by Mazzy Star
  • Glycerine by Bush

Irving Gil

  • 1+1 by Beyonce
  • The Way by Jill Scott
  • It Won’t Stop by Sevyyn Streeter

Josh Bausch

  • You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne
  • Never Stop by SafetySuit
  • Just Like Heaven (Cure Cover) by Gatsby’s American Dream

Josh Woeckener

  • Love by Musiq Soulchild
  • Summer Rain by Carl Thomas
  • Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
  • That’s All by Michael Buble

Jovan Richie

  • All My Life by K-Ci & JoJo
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis

Shawn Frady

  • So Good To Me by Chris Malinchack
  • Electric Indigo by The Paper Kites
  • Nothing I Can Do by Savio

B-Boy Productions Launches Aggressive Non-Profit Initiative: #BBOYGIVESBACK

2017 marks a definitive marker in history for B-Boy Productions, Inc. For years, B-Boy has supported and been a part of non-profit projects that came across our desk. It’s been a fabric of B-Boy’s DNA. However, for the last year or so, a concerted effort has been made to do more and drill down to find “perfect fits”. This year begins an aggressive non-profit push with the #bboygivesback initiative. Each of our DJ/MC staff has committed to doing a minimum of 1-2 events per year. With over 12 headliner entertainers, that’s almost 2 dozen events.

#BBOYGIVESBACK

Brian Buonassissi, owner of B-Boy Productions, Inc., says, “One of the calling cards of our staff has been a desire to bless others with the talents we’ve been given. The #bboygiveback initiative is laser-focused to partner with non-profits that are a perfect fit with what we can bring to the table. In many cases, a lot of the benefiting organizations have been ones we’ve helped for years under the radar. We want to do a better job of promoting the non-profits we work with so others can hear about their mission and potentially get involved with us to make a difference”.

Some of the 2017 projects chosen:
*Shelter House: Brunch and Bowl (January 21st)
*The Birthday Party Project (February 16th & 21st)
*UWF: Dance Marathon (February 18th)
*Boy & Cub Scouts: Pinewood Auto Show (March 4th)
*Emerald Coast Autism Center: The Hole In One Event (March 10th)
*Shelter House: Purses With A Purpose (March 21st & 22nd)
*American Cancer Society: Bark For Life (April 1st)
*American Cancer Society: Relay For Life (April 28th & May 5th)
*Emerald Coast Foundation: Father-Daughter Princess Ball (May 19th)

“We’ve always wanted to lead in our industry – not just with excellence in paid events but also in a philanthropic capacity. Our desire is to do what we can to benefit these amazing organizations”, Buonassissi said.

If you have a non-profit project in mind that would benefit from our services or you would want to be a part of one we’re connected with, be sure to message us and we’ll get in contact with you as soon as we can. #bboygivesback

30A DJ Josh Woeckener Promoted to Associate DJ

Our last promotion this winter out of our Florida Emerald Coast office is Josh Woeckener. He will be our go to 30a DJ and is being promoted to an Associate level DJ/MC. We love Josh’s story. He was actually a client of B-Boy when he and his wife, Rhoda, got married in 2013. Since then, he has joined our team as a DJ/MC and has blossomed over the past few years.

DJ Josh WoeckenerB-Boy Productions’ Florida General Manager, Shawn Frady, commented, “Having been seemingly grafted into the B-Boy fold, Josh has been one of the fastest rising talents in the area, leaving little doubt that this DJ/MC understands customer service. If you are looking for a polished experience coupled with the ability to ‘Get Down On It’ look no further.”

While we cover the entire panhandle area of Florida, Josh will be primarily based in our 30a locations – Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, and WaterColor. In other words, he is going to be our go to 30A DJ. That stretch of area demands excellence and we have full confidence that Josh will more than deliver.

For more information on Josh, be sure to read his bio here.

If you’re looking for an event DJ on 30A, Josh is your guy. To book Josh, be sure to message us and assuming he’s available, we’ll be glad to add him to your event.

Charles Egstad Promoted To Associate DJ in Destin FL

The 2017 promotions are aplenty at B-Boy Productions, Inc.  In our Destin Florida division, DJ Charles Egstad has been promoted to the Associate level headliner DJ/MC.

DJ in Destin, DJ CharlesOver the past 5 years with B-Boy Productions, Charles has gone from A/V technician (running our ceremony kit, lighting fixtures and other A/V gear) to strictly DJ’ing with a headlining MC to most recently being a Jr. Associate headliner DJ/MC.  Clients have taken notice and are requesting Charles specifically on a very regular basis.  Last year, he took another step in his progression as he was selected to be our nightlife resident DJ at McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin where he played for the area’s largest Ladies Night every Thursday in season. In addition to nightlife and weddings, Charles also became our “go to” high school dance DJ/MC. As a result, he’s become a DJ in Destin who is in very high demand.

According to General Manager Shawn Frady, “Charles has been a local to the Emerald Coast for nearly half of his life and although he hasn’t had much life to live as of yet, this up and coming DJ/MC knows how to throw a party! He brings an awesome blend of experience, youth and passion to any event. This promotion is well-deserved and I have no doubt that we’re hitting just the tip of the iceberg of what his capabilities are.”

For more information on Charles, be sure to read his bio here.

If you’re looking for a a DJ in Destin, Charles is always a great way to go. To book Charles, be sure to message us and assuming he’s available, we’ll be glad to add him to your event.

B-Boy Productions Announces Exciting Changes

B-Boy Productions announces the promotion of new General Manager and Sales Associate

Destin, FL (January 24, 2017) – Local entertainment and event company, B-Boy Productions, announced the promotion of Shawn Frady to General Manager and Josh Woeckener to Sales Associate.

Destin Wedding DJ companiesShawn Frady, born and raised in Niceville, Florida, began his professional career in the music industry in 2004 and joined B-Boy Productions as a headlining DJ/MC in 2014. He was promoted to Director of Events in 2016 and was in charge of managing all client and vendor relations for the Florida division. As General Manager, Frady manages and directs all aspects of the Florida division of B-Boy Productions, which includes administering and adhering to the annual budget, hiring and overseeing personnel, achieving sales targets, ensuring client satisfaction, and marketing of the brand.

Josh Woeckener, a Florida Panhandle local raised on Eglin Air Force Base, has been musically inclined since he was a toddler. He joined B-Boy Productions in 2014 as a headlining DJ/MC, and his recent promotion to Sales Associate brings new responsibilities to include prospecting and developing new client relationships as well as maintaining regular contact with company house accounts.

“With our exponential growth over the last few years in our Florida division, it was imperative to have local management in place to care not only for our clients but our employees as well. Adding Shawn as our GM and Josh as our Sales Associate gives us a local management team that will have a tremendous impact on the overall growth and sustainability of our Florida division and the B-Boy company portfolio. I am extremely confident that these new leadership appointments will allow us to continue to deliver high quality event experiences and ultimately, put us in the best position to become the number one private event provider in every market we serve,” said Managing Partner, Brian Buonassissi.

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About B-Boy Productions, Inc: B-Boy Productions, Inc. is a full-service private event company, specializing in DJ and live musician entertainment as well as event rentals, photo booths and event management. Founded in 1996, B-Boy Productions, Inc. has been providing entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and various private parties nationwide. They have three regional offices located in the Florida Panhandle, Southern California, and New York City. B-Boy Productions’ mission is to perform memorable events with amazing service, unquestionable professionalism and unparalleled creativity. For more information, visit www.bboyproductions.com or find B-Boy Productions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

B-Boy DJ Winter 2017 Playlist is LIVE!

What we’re listening to this Winter

With a New Year comes a fresh set of music from our B-Boy DJs. This year, we’ve decided to keep “seasonal” playlists and update them monthly. Our first month’s selections have been added to the Winter 2017 playlist. As we mention all the time, our DJs are quite diverse and that diversity is reflected in the song picks for the month. That said, hip hop dominated the picks. But along with those are some EDM, Pop and a few recurrent tracks. Click on the picture below to be taken directly to the playlist.

Our Winter 2017 playlist

DJ Irving G
Paris – The Chainsmokers
Freal Luv – Far East Movement feat. Chanyeol & Tinashe
Betta Riddim – Riton feat Kah-Lo
Team – Krewella

DJ Dan Davis
Let Go – Deadmau5, Grabbitz
Till It’s Gone – Yelawolf
Dorks – Aesop Rock

DJ Charles
Call Tickertron – Run The Jewels
Feel No Ways – Drake
Nobody Speak – DJ Shadow, Run The Jewels

DJ Josh W
Plans (Acoustic Mix) – Elephante feat. Brandyn Burnette
Bounce Back – Big Sean
Wanderlust – Blackbear

DJ Josh B
Blown – DNCE

Eden Gardens Wedding | Keith and Kimberly

What’s not to love about an Eden Gardens Wedding?

If you’re looking for a place in the Florida panhandle that is magical, an Eden Gardens wedding is as close as you’re going to get to it. There are a big couple “ifs”…

  • If it’s not in the summer where there is no air to let the humidity out
  • If it’s not in the winter where you and your guests freeze to death
  • if it’s not raining (which happens 90% of the time in Florida) and you’re walking through a swamp
Eden Gardens State Park

Image courtesy of Clara Mellown Photography

While the weather forecast changed by the day for Keith and Kimberly (initial reports earlier in the week showed a complete downpour), by the time the wedding day hit, it was perfect. Towards the evening, the temperature dipped slightly but not enough to cause any issues. Wedding attendance for a destination wedding in the panhandle typically averages about 100-125 people. For this one, we had upwards of 180. The wedding venue, however, has plenty of acreage to fit just about any guest count.

All about the details

Kimberly contacted us with less than 2 months before her wedding day. With us (B-Boy Productions) and two of our three sister companies, B-Boy Rentals and Event Design (coordination) and B-Boy Photo Booths, we jumped right into it and helped make this wedding come to life. Kimberly is very much like myself (Brian) in being OCD and into the details. We immediately clicked and worked extremely close between our two insane travel schedules (Kimberly lives in Alaska and commutes weekly all over the country and myself, well, if you know me, then you know that airports are my second home as I perform events across the country). For this event, I put on my coordinator hat (which I love to do) and we made some magic happen.

Venue: Eden State Gardens
Coordination: Brian B, B-Boy Rentals & Event Design
Transportation: Beach Party Bus
Hair & Make-Up: Kristi Miller & Amanda Wells Lanier
Rentals: H&M Party and Tent Rentals
Florals: Ben Harris Designs
Officiant: David Pezzoli
Ceremony Sound Technician & Headliner DJ/MC: DJ Dan Davis, B-Boy Productions
Photography: Clara Mellown Photography
Catering: Jeff & Laquita Grimes
Cake: Tara McClung
Photo Booth: B-Boy Photo Booths

Eden Gardens Wedding

Image courtesy of Clara Mellown Photography

The guests had so much love for this couple and smiles like the one pictured above were flashed often at this wedding. What an amazing celebration! Thanks for having us Kimberly and Keith!

Reception Formality Music

    • Grand Entrance: “The time (Dirty Bit)” by Black Eyed Peas
    • First Dance: “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
    • Father/Daughter Dance: “You’re Gonna Miss This” & My Little Girl” by Trace Adkins/Tim McGraw/li>
    • Mother/Son Dance: “My Wish” by The Rascal Flatts
    • Last Dance: “Circles Around Me” by Sam Bush
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