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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.

Birthday Party

Words can not describe how pleased we were with the way our evening turned out thanks to your wonderful help.

I could not have planned your level of professionalism, accuracy in reading the crowd and keeping everyone in the highest spirits and on the dance floor way past your scheduled time. I made little to no contribution as far as song selections were concerned and you knew exactly what we wished to dance to, I asked for "some sort of light set up" and you made our house look in the most amazing way.

Thank you so very much. This was the party we will not forget and your tremendous contribution to the success of it was the key.

The question is not if, it is when, we need a DJ service again, we will not think for even a second to ask anyone else to help us. It will have to be you again!

Veronika L.

Corporate Event

It was wonderful! Our group just raved about how much fun they all had.  They sang, danced and just had a ball.  Ben was WONDERFUL!! I would highly recommend and use his services again.  I couldn’t have been more pleased.  Thanks so much for your assistance!

Lisa S.

Corporate Holiday Party

everything was great...thank you

Jimmy H.
Rifle Club


To answer your question, the entertainment was fantastic!  DJ Ben exceeded our expectations and we had an absolute blast at the wedding!  Everyone was talking to us afterwards about how great the music was and he had everyone out on the dance floor the entire night which is what we wanted.  He was a perfect match for us as we wanted an upbeat and fun atmosphere for our wedding and he helped us accomplish that.  I will highly recommend Ben and EastCoast Entertainment in the future.  

In addition to Ben, we really appreciate your assistance as well, Steve.  You were always very prompt in addressing our open items and were well organized and professional throughout the entire process.  So, thank you as well, Steve.

Nicole S.
Pepper Plantation


Ben was an excellent choice to DJ our wedding. We kept going back and forth between having a DJ or a band and after working with Ben, we wouldn't have changed a thing. He was extremely friendly, easy to get in touch with and helpful during the planning process. We knew that we wanted to keep everyone in the dance floor during the reception and he provided us with great suggestions that worked perfectly and kept my mind at ease the entire evening! We continue to get pictures of people out on the dance floor and compliments on the dance music. Ben was more than willing to take song suggestions during the evening, he was great to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a dance party wedding reception!

Mindi D.


Just wanted to thank DJ Ben F for such an amazing experience on our wedding day! Everything went perfectly and I can't tell you how many compliments we had on our wonderful DJ. Once the music started one left the dance floor! I will def give your name to others in the future!!!!

It was so nice to have such an amazing DJ that worked with us so well throughout the day. My wedding coordinator along with my mother and mother in law talked about how nice MY DJ was :) 

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paige D.

College Event


Thanks again for your help that you have provided for me. Without you this event wouldn't have been what it was. 

Now, regarding DJ Ben Felton, he was an awesome time! From the moment I walked into Ricks and saw everything he had set up I was already impressed. The music he played was on par with what everybody is enjoying in the modern day. I've gotten numerous "congratulations on a great event" and that "the DJ was awesome" so I know that everyone had a great time. From start to finish it was packed out and we are hoping to have him again around the same time next year. I would definitely recommend Ben to anybody who needs a fantastic DJ. After all ended, Ben and I had a casual conversation and he sounded just as excited as the people attending our Philanthropy event. Ben is a stand up guy and we are all glad he was able to come down to the great city of Starkvegas.

Coop P

Corporate Event


Thank you again for introducing Ben to SunTrust, and to me personally.  He is absolutely fabulous.  Each of our rallies had its own personality and Ben was able to pick up on this and continue to entertain the crowd, no matter who was the audience.  His flexibility and willingness to please our crowd was amazing.  He is truly a rockstar!!!! 

I will gladly hire Ben to entertain our peeps again!!!

Thank you again for flawless execution, and a wonderful partnership.

Make it a great day!!!!

Jo Ellen S.
SunTrust Bank

Corporate Holiday Party

Ben was awesome! He exceeded all of my expectations. I was very impressed! We would love to hire him again in the future. The party was a huge success. He really did a great job of reading the room.

Allison W.
Marketing Manager


Sorry for the long time to reply. We are back from our vacation and things are finally settling down and getting back to normal. Ben did a fantastic job and we really appreciated him working around some of the kinks and changes we had. Thank you both very much for helping make our day great!

Clark K.


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.

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


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

Irys C.


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.

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

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!!


Stacey S.

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


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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

UVa Chi Phi
DJ Ben Felton