I have worked as a DJ for the past 19 years and have won several awards as a DJ, including Charlottes Best Club DJ (from Creative Loafing). My career began at the Roll-A-Bout skating center. After working there for six years I decided to move on and became a mobile and nightclub DJ. After winning a New Years Eve DJ competition at the University Place Hilton, I moved to Charlotte. Here I worked in some of the citys most prestigious nightclubs, such as Club 2000, and hotels, such as the Marriot and the Adams Mark. I also worked for two of Charlottes FM radio stations. At 107.9 I was the retro show DJ and at KISS 95.1 I was the DJ for the Club KISS show on Friday and Saturday nights.
What type of music and how much of it do you have? I have over two thousand CDs in my collection. They include music of all kinds-Big Band/swing, oldies, beach music, Motown, classic rock, soft rock, jazz, country, contemporary Christian, 70s disco, 80s and 90s dance and rock, and hip hop (both past and current).
What kind of equipment and lighting do you have? All the equipment that I use is up to date and state of the art. I use Pioneer CD players, JBL speakers, and Crown and Pevey amplifiers, as well as sound controlled, multicolored flashing lights. My sound systems range in size to accommodate parties of all sizes. As an added precaution against equipment failure, I carry at least one extra of everything everywhere I go.
Do you have a microphone/may we talk on it? I always have a microphone and its always available for use. How much I do or do not talk on it is up to you. I am always glad to make any announcements needed, such as announcing the wedding party or special guests.
Do you take requests? I take requests but at the discretion of the customer. Especially at wedding receptions, people can be very selective about their musical format. I will not play anything you specifically state that you do not want to hear.
Will you meet with me/us in person prior to the event? I would be more than happy to arrange a meeting at your convenience.
How do you prepare for wedding receptions? I understand the importance of a wedding reception to the bride and groom. Just like you, I put weeks of preparation into each one. I speak with the couple and gather as much information and details as I can, helping me to make your special day the best it can be.
What kind of events have you worked? I have worked all kinds of events including, but not limited to, weddings, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, class reunions, fraternity parties, and charity events.
I hope you have found this information helpful. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you!
Charles Hedrick (DJ Chuck)
Chuck - I will tell you it is apparent how experienced you are and you are fine DJ. I really admire your drive to please the client and for taking it seriously. You did everything you could to make Jacobs night special and for that I thank you. I will recommend you. -Beth M.
Thank you so much for recommending DJ Chuck to me for our wedding. He was fabulous!!! He did such a great job and really made the night fun. I appreciate it so much. -Kristin M
We really loved the music for the dance. Got so many compliments on you. Thanks so very much for making the trip over and doing such a perfect job for us. My mom loved it and I think the kids will long remember her birthday. Thanks for giving her - and us - a great night.
Thank you so much! Drew and I were still talking on the way home from the honeymoon about how awesome you were...exactly what we hoped for!! Thank you! -Jennifer F.
Chuck - I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for being a part of our wedding. All I wanted was to dance the night away with my friends and family and that was over achieved! We have a great time reliving the songs and dancing. Thank goodness we got that extra song in the end, come on Eileen, it was my favorite highlight on he dance floor. And it's been stuck in my head. :) Thank you again!!
Marisa and Jeff B. (April 5th, 2012)
Hey Miranda and Chuck!
I hope you are both doing well.
I am finally catching up after our honeymoon and wedding.
My husband and I both wanted to reach out to EastCoast Entertainment and DJ Chuck and thank you! Chuck you were a wonderful addition to our wedding - you seemed to truly care about what we wanted and executing that to the best of your ability from start to finish and we really appreciated it! You were always warm and happy and we felt that from you always. When a guest requested something I had asked not to be played he found an appropriate moment that no one else knew about and asked me what I wanted. I appreciated that he wanted our guests to be happy but not at our expense, and he did it in a classy way. We are so happy with how our day turned out and many people have commented on what a wonderful day it was. We owe that to the folks that helped make it possible and Chuck is definitely one of them. I can not thank you enough.
I will definitely keep you and EastCoast in mind for any needs we or our Charlotte friends have.
Thanks again and all the best wishes for the upcoming holiday season and New Year.
I hope our paths cross again.
Thanks very much,
Krista G. (October 20th, 2012)
DJ Chuck was awesome!! He worked with us in regard to not only our wedding reception but he helped us solve our wedding ceremony issues as well as we had no access to power sources.. He was great to work with and was prompt in replying whenever we had any questions.. we feel that we went above & beyond our expectations in both areas for our ceremony & reception..
Our wedding ceremony hinged on critical timing for our wedding party to enter in our outdoor venue.. Also my beautiful bride arriving by limo from some distance away had to be coordinated so that she could exit the car at a very specific time in her selected song to make the entrance we planned.. Everything went precisely as we wanted which was no small feat and is directly attributed to our wedding coordinator and DJ Chuck's collaboration and teamwork... It was simply PERFECT!
Our guests at the reception were certainly impressed as DJ Chuck created the exact atmosphere we wanted where our guests could party and dance their feet off!
We will certainly recommend DJ Chuck and EastCoast Entertainment to anyone that we know that are looking for music for any occasion..
Mark & Stephanie K. (September 28th, 2013)
Bride & Groom