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DJ BIG BAD BEN was born in 1969 in a small town in North Carolina. Most of Ben's childhood involved some form of music. In 1984, Ben entered the ranks of mobile DJ. Day and night Ben practiced his skills in his parents' garage. At times the neighbors didn't know if they lived in quiet Forrest Acres or in the heart of Studio 54. While working at WEED 1390 AM in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Ben decided on the name he still uses today to set himself apart from the rest. Ben attended Elon College in 1989, where he was exposed to different styles of DJing. This is where DJ BIG BAD BEN's patented mixin' and scratchin' was developed. Since those days, Ben has worked for several major nightclubs like The ClubZone (Raleigh, NC), The Longbranch (Raleigh, NC), The Diamond Club (Rocky Mount, NC), and The Sheraton Hotel (Rocky Mount, NC). Ben has also worked with/opened for several major artists such as Meatloaf, David Allen Coe, DJ KOOL, and Kid Capri. In 1998 DJ BIG BAD BEN was inducted into the Ultimix DJ Hall Of Fame and he has been a long-time member of the Dixie Dance Kings. DJ BIG BAD BEN can be heard every Saturday night on New Mix 99.7 FM and BOB 93.9 FM with The Saturday Night Dance Party with DJ Big Bad Ben. Also, Ben is the owner of BIG BAD PRODUCTIONS, offering a wide range of DJ services. For dependability, professionalism, and integrity, there is only one....DJ BIG BAD BEN.


Groom

Just wanted to send another BIG thank you for doing such an amazing job at the reception! I will be sure to recommend you as we have a friend of a friend who I think is planning a wedding in HH in OCT.

Thanks all for making it such an AMAZING wedding!

Kevin S.
Groom
6/21/14

Wedding Planner

You completely changed my outlook on DJs. You were AWESOME!! Definitely looking forward to working with you again.

Jen L.
Embellished Events | Owner + Lead Consultant
6/21/14

Bride

DJ Ben was absolutely fabulous. Couldn't ask for a better dj. Very professional and FUN. Thanks for everything.

Irys C.
Bride
5/24/14

Bride

I just wanted to let you know that I have received tons of compliments about you since the wedding. I really appreciate how responsive you were during the reception - you were really great. I had a wonderful time and all of the guests did as well.

Thanks again!

Amy T.
Bride
4/26/14

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Event

Just wanted to send a very heart felt thank you for the great work you did DJ-ing our wedding this past weekend. My guests were going on and on about how great of a job you did. We loved how you actually mixed songs instead of just playing them back to back. I can tell you really enjoy what you do.

Hopefully you could tell I was having a blast!! Thank you again!!

Carrie R. (March 22nd, 2014)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Event

Carrie R.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Event
3/22/14

Bar Mitzvah

He was absolutely awesome and I couldn't possibly be more pleased!! Attentive, responsive, kept the party moving and made sure that our guests all had a good time!!

Thanks

Stacey S.
3/01/14

Bar Mitzvah

Just a quick response. Ben was absolutely wonderful! We will recommend him to everyone we know. He was professional, ready to please, and the set up was amazing. The children loved him and so did we.
We would give him a 10 out of 10.

Thanks for the great recommendation. We will be giving you all a call whenever we need someone to entertain us. (It might be a while, but you are the first to be called!!)

Marta Metscher
12/28/13

Groom

We are just getting back from the honeymoon and I just wanted to let you know it would have been a fraction of the celebration without you. When we wrote down our priorities for the wedding, having a packed dancefloor for the entire reception was #1 on our list. I knew when we heard you playing downtown 8 months ago that you were the man for the job, and you did not disappoint. Your song selection was great and every transition was seamless (very important to me). Once I looked your way to give a thumbs up but you were completely in the zone (I hope the photographer got some pics of this). One of Jen's favorite statements of the evening was when she walked up to the booth, and you responded "whatever it is, the answer is yes". I hope you had as much fun as we did and hope that we can work together again in the future.

Again, thank you for playing such a large role in making our big day unforgettable.

Kellen and Jennifer J.
Bride & Groom
8/31/13

Kuoni Destination Management Event

The party Monday was a success! The clients were very happy with the event and DJ Ben did a great job. The dance floor was packed most of the evening. Thank you very much for your assistance and we hope to call you again soon for more events.

Kelly
Kuoni Destination Management

High School Event

Just a quick note to tell you how pleased we were with Ben’s work at the Empire Room Friday night. The dance was a complete success — I mean the kids had a sensational time from start to finish — and although the Empire Room turned out to be a much better venue than I’d expected, it was really the music that made it so spectacularly successful. Ben was friendly, professional, and teenager-appropriate, and although we were always happy with Jeff Scott, Ben is, very honestly, much better! Just about every kid danced almost continuously all night—which definitely does not always happen.

David R.

David R.

Bride

Ben was outstanding. Everything about the night was wonderful, and the music was no exception. Plus, Ben was so nice both before our wedding and the night of the reception. The dance floor was full all night long! Thank you

Abigail S.
Bride
10/13/12

Bar Mitzvah

Ben was great to work with. He did bring the screens, and the kids loved it all. Also, Ben called me the week before the event, and we discussed all aspects. He was extremely flexible and accommodated our requests, for specific music, overall presentation, etc. The kids had a great time. It all worked perfectly. A great guy, and a perfect DJ for our event. I will recommend him to any upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah parents. - Thank you

Gary P.
6/18/11

College Event

I think things went very smoothly overall. The turnout was pretty good, and Ben really stole the show. I didn't hear anything but very positive comments about him. He played 70's music at the beginning just like we wanted and did a good job of mixing and matching and then late in the night he knew when to turn to some "skeezy" rap. I think everyone was really impressed and he was definitely worth the money. If we're in need of another DJ I'm sure the house would love to have him back. Thanks for your help. Thanks again.

Jamie
UVa Chi Phi
11/15/08
DJ Ben Felton