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Shawn Frady

Headliner DJ/MC

Shawn Frady
I love the idea of letting the music/vibe speak for itself. As a DJ, I’m allowing the party to flow and build without the need for much direction. Some parties are tailored for this. However, it’s my belief that the perfect DJ/MC for a reception will toe the line between structure and openness. Too much structure can lean towards cheesy or forced. Too much openness and it becomes a recipe for chaos and feels draining. A great MC has some of the same qualities as a great pilot. If I’m talking too much or not at all, it is cause for concern. Those things may seem minor when you first think of a DJ/MC, but they make all the difference. Being one of the two nationally traveling DJs on the B-Boy staff, my awareness of this is even more acute in those environments.

Morning person or night owl? I’m a reformed night owl. Cause of reformation? My children.

Social Media Platform of Choice: Facebook.

Shawn’s Go-To Party Tracks: I love throwing some fresh looks at classics hits from the 80s through the 2000s during cocktail hour/dinner to ramp up an event. You’re also likely to hear some classics gems from the likes of the Staple Singers, the Emotions, the J.B’s, etc. Once we enter party altitude, it’s fairly certain I’ll mix some hip hop staples (i.e. Juvenile, T.I., Notorious B.I.G., Mase, etc.) along with throwing in some female firepower like Whitney Houston or some throwback Mariah Carey. Having said that, the short answer is it depends! From party to party, I cater my music selection to what the party calls for.

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“Coordinating and communicating with vendors was incredibly difficult and stressful for my wife and I while planning our wedding. HOWEVER, that was not the case with DJ Shawn Frady. My wife had only one phone conversation with Shawn to give him a general idea of what we wanted. He was extremely kind, enthusiastic, and a breath of fresh air after dealing with our other vendors. Music is incredibly important to me, but I was so busy with work and everything that I didn’t get to speak to him before the wedding. I simply sent him an email with some of my favorite artists/songs and told him what genre of music we wanted for each part of the evening. I was extremely bummed and worried that I did not have time to dive into a more detailed desired playlist, but Shawn absolutely knocked it out of the park for us. Our wedding consisted of about 175 people, with a large mix of people from 21 to 61. One of the most consistent compliments that we have gotten is that our DJ was absolutely fantastic. He did a great job of taking the small amount of music that I provided him and thoughtfully creating a full wedding playlist around it. The sound quality and setup were excellent. The only negative was that many of our guests never got any wedding cake because they were too busy having a blast on the dance floor. 10/10!”
— Brian Sanders, Seaside, FL (event date: 11/2/19)

“Shawn was amazing. Our outdoor wedding was poised to have rain issues the day before and day of. We made the decision to do it outside and had to delay the ceremony for several hours. He was flexible with where he set up, understood the shortened time frame, and still made sure all our guests had a blast. He incorporated all our musical tastes and made an awesome playlist!”
— Brian McCaman, Rosemary Beach, FL (event date: 10/26/19)

“We worked with DJ Shawn Frady and he was so fantastic in so many ways. We set up time with Shawn to chat beforehand to talk about the ceremony and our music tastes and he was very flexible with timing and receptive to our thoughts. We created two playlists with some songs we liked for Shawn – one “chill” and one “party” on Spotify, which he used as inspiration for both our welcome dinner and reception. The music was fantastic and so many of our friends commented on how much they loved the music.”
— Jose Quintana, San Miguel, Mexico (event date: 10/12/19)

“Shawn brought the good vibes and had our whole wedding party, young and old, dancing. He was flexible, always had the mic ready for announcements and was all around on top of it. He helped make our night stress free and fun and I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you!!”
— Albert Sousa, Destin, FL (event date: 9/28/19)

“On my initial contact with Brian, I was impressed with his professionalism and response time to any questions that we had. Upon his recommendation, we had Shawn Frady as our DJ for our Double Wedding. I know it was a bit of a challenge as we had a very wide cross section of ages and backgrounds, and Shawn and his assistant did a great job of reading the crowd and kept the energy up and the guests happy. Shawn knew the right things to say at the right time, when to push it, and when to pull back. I know our guests really enjoyed themselves, as many of them commented to me on what a great job the DJ did. I have been a professional entertainer myself for over 30 years, have performed at hundreds of weddings and private events, and would have no hesitation referring friends and family to B-Boy Productions.”
— Don Jackowski, WaterColor, FL (event date: 11/10/18)

“I was very excited about booking B-Boy Productions after looking at their website. We always knew that we wanted a DJ instead of a band and wanted the end of our wedding to be a big party so after seeing the company also in New York & California I had a feeling this would be a great fit for us. We booked the package that would give us who ever was available and ended up getting Shawn Frady who is the general manager. We had great initial phone calls with him and loved using the website to select songs. Shawn did a great job of making the cocktail hour playlist, we received a lot of compliments on the music and he also went out of his way to make sure he was announcing all the bridal party names correctly for the reception! I would definitely recommend Shawn & B-Boy Productions to anyone in the Destin area!”
— Rachael Klinger, Destin, FL (event date: 7/14/18)

“Hands down the best part of our wedding! We used Shawn for our wedding, and he was so incredible to work with. He set the tone for the whole evening, and he kept our guests on their feet all night. Working with Shawn/the B-Boy team was great leading up to our wedding, as he was very responsive to every email/request we had. He also was able to take last minute requests from me (literally the night before) and make them happen. He stuck to our requests, but read the crowd to ensure everyone was having a blast. The evening went so smoothly thanks to Shawn’s hard work. Our guests (6 weeks later now) are still talking about how great the music at our wedding was. 100% recommend these guys- they’re incredible.”
— Allison Lopes, Panama City Beach, FL (event date: 4/7/18)

“We used B-boy for our ceremony music, guitarist at cocktail hour (Aaron Paul Bostic) and DJ during reception (Shawn & Charles). My fiance and I watched the bio videos of each DJ separately and both picked Shawn as our first choice. We had our initial planning call about 5 weeks out from the wedding and he had great questions for us to think about and great suggestions for us. We didn’t want someone to be in our guests faces and doing line dances, we just wanted GREAT music, he got it. Then about 2 weeks before the wedding Shawn called to tell us he broke his right hand. I was about to panic but then he told me he would still be at our wedding to be the MC and be in charge but would bring Charles along to actually play the music. Crisis averted. The day of the wedding was a blur as it is for any bride (anyone saying something different is lying)…but I heard from so many friends that our wedding will be hard to top. Everyone had so much fun dancing one of my bridesmaid’s husbands even ripped his pants while dancing. Bottom line, B-Boy did an excellent job, and didn’t let me down even during an injury and I so appreciate that!”
— Jocelyn Congdon, Rosemary Beach, FL (event date: 3/3/18)


“Originally wanting to book Brian, Shawn stepped in as Brian was booked elsewhere. Some obvious apprehension at first, but Shawn came through. He was responsive and made us feel completely confident that he would deliver. Their back-end planning platform streamlined the music selection process, but we mostly let Shawn do his thing. He was prepped and ready at the venue with next to no guidance and adapted to changes throughout the event.”
— Jacqueline Keo, Alpine, NJ (event date: 9/9/17)


“B-Boy Productions was amazing to work with during the wedding planning process. Owner Brian B. was involved in email & FaceTime meetings to help plan the DJ timeline. Initially I had only hired them for DJ and Guitarist services but kept adding services on and hired the following: Officiant Eric Partin gave us sample scripts to adapt for the ceremony & fit right in with our wedding party when we met him at the rehearsal. His witty demeanor helped calm our nerves during the rehearsal & wedding ceremony. Guitarist Dan Austin played during our ceremony & cocktail hour and our guests loved him! DJ Shawn Frady ensured our reception music was flawless! Shawn & Brian met with me via FaceTime a few weeks before the wedding & planned the timeline to perfection. They asked questions about things I had never considered to make sure things flowed smoothly. We gave Shawn a few ideas of music we liked on the company’s online portal & he picked the rest. If people didn’t seem into a song he effortlessly transitioned into a new song to keep the party going. We are truly happy with our choice for Shawn Frady as our wedding DJ! Photo Booth: Initially I was against having a photo booth at our wedding because I considered it overdone, but I am SO glad we added this feature on because it was a big hit! Brian created a unique design for our print-outs ahead of time & the attendant efficiently kept guests moving so everyone had turns. If I ever have to plan another event in this area, B-Boy Productions is the first company I will contact. Everyone we worked with is professional & fully prepares to ensure high quality services! Brian & his company’s organization & attention to detail helped alleviate much of my stress of planning a wedding from abroad. Thank you Brian, Eric, Dan, & especially Shawn for providing spectacular services at our wedding! Y’all will forever be in the memories of our wedding day <3”
— Marie Samere, Miramar Beach, FL (event date: 12/31/16)


“My wife and I hired our wedding planner Christen Cowgill and our DJ Shawn Frady. Christen made the wedding planning easy. She was easy to contact and was always willing to work with what we wanted. Christen truly caters to her clients. She made our wedding beautiful as she promised. Our DJ Shawn was extremely helpful, Shawn made sure the music and the wedding go as planned. Shawn was willing to work with us and made sure the music was perfect and atmosphere was amazing. Our wedding was in Destin, FL which is a great area, but Shawn and Christen made our wedding truly one of a kind. I would highly recommed choosing B-Boy productions with sincere thanks to Shawn and Christen for events and weddings! I would definitely hire Shawn for any big events in the future. Christen will be the only person I recommend for wedding planning for friends and family who want to have a wedding. Thank you so much for your hard work in making our special day beyond perfect!”
— John Nguyen, Destin, FL (event date: 12/10/16)


“I loved working with B-Boy Productions for my wedding and could not have asked for a better group of people to take care of all the details on our big day! Shawn did an awesome job as the dj/mc. He played a variety of genres that fit with the mood of our guests perfectly. Anything from slow songs, hip hop, even Salsa music for some of our family that is from Venezuela, Shawn covered it all! He announced dinner, cake cutting, etc. and kept everyone’s attention on the events happening during the reception. I am from out of town and visited once before the wedding where they welcomed me to go over details. If you can’t meet them beforehand they are even willing to Skype. I would highly recommend using them for a destination wedding!
— Rebecca Farmer, Sandestin, FL (event date: 11/19/16)


“Shawn did such a great job at our destination wedding at the Emerald Grande. I was worried at first using someone that I did not know. I picked B-Boy productions from recommendations that I read from the internet and the Emerald Grande. They contacted us ahead of time and we chose the music that we wanted and did not want. Shawn did a great job playing the music we wanted and also took requests from our wedding guests. We truly had a phenomenal night. Thank you again Shawn!”
— Marcie Childs (mother of the bride), Destin, FL (event date: 8/4/16)


“B-Boy Productions was one of the BEST decisions we’ve ever made! Brian and Shawn took the time to get to know us and our style before our big day and set everything up to make sure our day was flawless. DJ Shawn Frady was phenomenal and kept the party going. He did an awesome job reading the crowd and playing songs that would keep the dance floor full. Everyone keeps talking about how wonderful our DJs were! Irving Gil also did a fantastic job as our officiant. We also rented a photo booth from them which was a huge hit. All in all, our wedding was a HUGE success and I know we owe a lot of that to B-Boy Productions. We definitely recommend them to anyone! :))”
— Kristan Gamel, Mexico Beach, FL (event date: 6/30/16)


“Brian and Shawn were great. During the planning stage, Brian was awesome. He walked me through all the steps and answered my questions completely and promptly. Shawn was also super for the reception. He kept things going and was great at reading the crowd so things did not get stale or boring. B-boy is a very competent and respectful organization and attentive to their clients. Can’t imagine a better DJ and organization.”
— Katherine Hall (Mother of the Bride), Destin, FL (event date: 5/21/16)


“B-Boy Productions was great! The DJ (Shawn) was fun and had a fabulous attitude. He was also very flexible and worked with us to get everything just right for our wedding.”
— Lauren Hardy, Seaside, FL (event date: 5/7/16)


“Shawn was the DJ at our wedding in Rosemary Beach and it turned out amazing! My wife planned pretty much all the wedding but I told her the only thing I wanted to be in charge of was music. Shawn called me several weeks prior to the wedding to go over my expectations. The music was amazing and he made sure everyone had a great time! Several people came up to me during the event and mentioned how good he was. He MC’d when necessary to keep all the events flowing and got everyone dancing. I want to thank Shawn and B-Boy Productions for everything!”
— Evan Blackwell, Rosemary Beach, FL (event date: 5/6/16)


“We absolutely loved working with B-Boy Productions for our wedding. Shawn Frady was our DJ/MC. He did a wonderful job entertaining us and all of our guests. The music selection was perfect for every part of our reception. All of our guests danced and enjoyed the evening. Shawn was also very professional and accommodating for all of our special requests. We had a perfect wedding, and we are so happy that we chose this company for our big day. I highly recommend using B-Boy Productions and requesting Shawn for any event!”
— Ellery Stricklin, Panama City Beach, FL (event date: 4/30/16)


“My husband and I planned a destination wedding in Destin, FL from Dallas, TX. We chose B-Boy Productions because of their professionalism, and we could also get rentals from them. Everything was amazing. We also used them for our uplighting, tables, and chairs. There was a mix-up in communication about the table and chair setup but the problem was resolved immediately and the team went above the call of duty to help us set up. Shawn was our DJ and he was awesome! We had a consultation with him prior to our day and everything was great! We danced until the last song was done!”
— Ashley Taylor, Miramar Beach, FL (event date: 4/16/16)


“Shawn our DJ was AMAZING! He worked with us on everything we wanted to do and he even switched things up when we asked him to during our reception. We had a song on our do not play list that someone requested and he made sure to ask us first!”
— Shannon Wilson, Destin, FL (event date: 4/9/16)


“Shawn Frady was great! We ran into multiple weather issues at our outdoor venue, and Shawn was determined to make our wedding as much fun as possible. He continued to make our event the most it could be. And, he played awesome music!!”
— Nick Jones, Seagrove Beach, FL (event date: 4/1/16)


“Shawn was absolutely amazing! Prior to our event he was in constant contact with us to make sure all of our needs and requests were met. Shawn kept our reception rocking and kept our guests on the dance floor!”
— Katlyn Putz, Fort Walton Beach, FL (event date: 3/19/16)


“Our company used B-Boy for our company Christmas party and could not have been more pleased. It was such an improvement from last year and we owe it to B-Boy. Dan and Shawn kept things going and did a great job. We will definitely be calling them for our next event.”
— Corvias Military Living, Eglin AFB, FL (event date: 12/5/15)


“B-Boy was wonderful to work with, always communicated promptly and followed up. Shawn was a fantastic, he totally “got” what we wanted and amazingly got just about everyone on the dance floor. Our musical taste covers a lot of ground and we got a little of everything and he was totally flexible with our requests. He also helped coordinate the most spectacular last song sequence any of us have ever seen.”
— Catherine Fain, Alys Beach, FL (event date: 11/20/15)


“Shawn Frady did a fantastic job. He catered to our group and selected music that fit us and kept the wedding ceremony alive and fun throughout the evening. We would highly recommend Shawn!”
— Anonymous (review date: 11/10/15)


“Very nice! Simply put, everything was on point. We dance the night away thanks to them!”
— Thornley Forrest, Destin, FL (event date: 10/11/15)


“Everybody at B-Boy Productions was so helpful throughout the entire planning process! They were very easy to work with and quick to respond to emails. Shawn was our DJ and MC for the evening and he did a wonderful job! I had several guests tell me that it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to and I wholeheartedly believe that was due to the fun and entertaining atmosphere that Shawn helped provide at the reception. I would highly recommend B-Boy Productions and Shawn to anyone who needs a DJ for their event!”
— Taylor Neal, Miramar Beach, FL (event date: 10/10/15)


“My guests did not sit down the entire time, seriously, danced up a storm… Shawn and his assistant were great! Awesome, go-with-the-flow attitude, incredibility flexible in song selection and kept us involved throughout the wedding. I would highly recommend Shawn and B-Boy for your wedding/event.”
— Brandi Haughton, Destin, FL (event date: 9/26/15)


“We are so happy that we hired B-Boy Productions for our DJ for our wedding! Shawn was wonderful to work with. He helped us throw an amazing and fun party!”
— Morgan Osbourne, Rosemary Beach, FL (event date: 8/29/15)


“Shawn did a fantastic job at Brian and I’s wedding reception. He kept the music and flow of the event going. I maybe didn’t dance to four songs and that’s because of drink refill and potty breaks; it was so much fun, I didn’t want to sit down. The songs kept coming! Shawn did a great job of keeping the dance floor full. Wedding guests went on and on about what a outstanding job Shawn did. My only disappointment is the 10 PM noise ordinance in the area; we would still be partying and dancing if it wasn’t for that! Highly recommend! Extremely pleased!”
— Jennifer Greeno, Destin, FL (event date: 8/15/15)


“Brian Buonassissi with B-Boy Productions was our DJ for my daughter, Hannah’s wedding. We were so impressed with Brian. He kept in touch with us on a regular basis and he even made a father/daughter slide show for us. Everyone was crying! Brian had Shawn (MC) for the night and they worked well together. We would recommend B-Boy to anyone. They were so friendly and played all the music we loved. Everyone danced all night. The reception was supposed to end at 11:00 but we kept them until 12:00. Everyone had a blast! Thanks so much!”
— Karen Hickman (mother of the bride), Sandestin, FL (event date: 5/17/15)


“Amazing DJ!! Brian and Shawn did an awesome job at making our reception fun and entertaining! They also made sure the entire night ran smoothly. It was perfect! I highly recommend them!”
— Sarah Green, Destin, FL (event date: 5/9/15)


“We worked with Shawn and we LOVED HIM. Our dance floor was on fire all night!!!! All of our guests of all ages danced the night away, no one wanted it to end! B-Boy really listened to to our tastes and got to know us before our event and it DEFINITELY showed in the final product. Simply put: if you are planning a Florida wedding, CHOOSE B-BOY!:)”
— Caroline Freedlund, Watersound, FL (event date: 4/18/15)


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