By Sue Moore
DJ Guy Voss has been trundling his sound equipment to weddings for 28 years now and just loves playing music for each generation he works with. “I use all top of the line equipment. Guests don’t necessarily notice the good equipment but they sure do know lower quality sound if that is what others provide,” he notes.
“I’m often older than the bride’s father nowadays. I started borrowing CDs while in high school and just never stopped being a kid, playing around with sound systems. I’m turning 50 now and also pride myself in providing corporate sound,” Voss says.
“I like to play songs with a memory attached to it. That might include Bruno Mars, Whitney Houston’s ‘I Want to Dance.’ I make decisions on how the crowd reacts. I’ll play 10-20 favorite songs of the bride and groom that they request so I can get a feel for their taste in music. It will take about 12 hours at each gig to set up and take down all the equipment,” he points out.
He makes sure to coordinate with other vendors at an event to make everything go smoothly. He believes a truly great DJ, just for a moment, can make a whole room fall in love. “Being a DJ is not about choosing a few tunes, it is about generating shared moods, it’s about understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them to a better place. In the hands of a master, music creates rituals of spiritual communion that can be the most powerful events in people’s lives,” Voss says on his web site.
He can be reached at 269-317-1055. He covers events throughout southwest Michigan. His web site is DJGuyVoss.com.