FREDERICK HART'S Resume
On Halloween of 1989, I experienced a cathartic moment at my very 1st wedding reception as a DJ (after 14 as a groomsman, usher, or best man) and came to the conclusion that THIS was my calling. It's what I was meant to do! "Excellence in Elegance" is my motto. As an accomplished international DJ, voiceover artist, announcer, documentary narrator, and wedding entertainment director, I have mastered the artistry of presenting an event to reflect the discerning tastes of brides and grooms who envision an elegant reception conducted by a class act DJ / Emcee. After 31 years and over 1,300 wedding receptions, I have been committed to surpassing my clients' expectations. I don't employ any MC antics to make a circus atmosphere out of your special once-in-a-lifetime reception. I won't force upon you MY vision of the perfect wedding reception - YOUR unique vision is my focus.
Using my professional experience, I will assist you in making the music and bridal party announcement portion of the reception the least worrisome aspect of your entire planning challenge. I anticipate bringing my years of unique elegant wedding expertise to your reception. To date, I have personally conducted over 1,300 wedding receptions.
Check out one of my recent reviews from WeddingWire.com!
You can read numerous reviews from my previous wedding clients by clicking here!
Here's a recent review for you to look at!: "Nailed it! Fred was a crucial part to our wedding ceremony and reception. Fred had no excuses and had every piece of equipment we needed to make our day perfect. He had the lapel microphones for the ceremony, an extra mic on a stand for our readers, and speaker inputs for the piano and guitar player to hook up to. Not to mention the ceremony was outside and the sound system sounded great in the outdoor space. Everyone heard every word clearly. We told Fred exactly what we envisioned and he made it happen with our music styles and genres and ideas for the cocktail hour and reception. We also included "The Love Story" where Fred shared the history of our relationship with our friends and family who just watched us get married. Fred has an outstanding voice and it is very easy to hear him speak and the story had everyone laughing hysterically one minute, then choking back tears, and then laughing again. Everyone loved it!!! He doesn't do any of that crap that makes him sound like a sports announcer (forcing enthusiasm, shouting, and prolonging and holding out the last syllable of people's names when announcing them). Fred also makes sure he knows how to pronounce everyone's names correctly. At his suggestion, we had a few rounds of calls to review everything before the wedding so he made sure it was all correct. He made it crystal clear that MY vision would be his focus and whatever the bride says, goes. He won't play something you don't want even if someone else requests it. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand and on the dance floor throughout the entire night. Lastly, Fred was super professional and easy to work with. Like I said before, you give him your vision, and he makes sure it happens. He has the equipment you need for every part of your day and will make sure it's perfect. HIRE HIM!" - Hilary Scholz & Roman Rozek - Ceremony & Reception - May 28, 2017 - Anthony Wayne House, Paoli, PA
You'll understand my philosophy more clearly after you peruse my resume and reviews. I give my clients as much (or as little) control over every aspect of my service. Not just music. There have been clients in the past who picked EVERY song. One even specified the order that they were to be played. At the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those clients who pick nothing and trust their DJ's acumen. I work equally well with either extreme. Most clients pick a few of their favorites, select some special dedications, and leave some room for me to fill in or possibly take suitable requests. I won't become an omnipresent character who takes over the spotlight and makes myself the star of the show...no guest will be coming to your reception to see the DJ. I can graciously and gently direct and maintain the spotlight on the bride and groom without ever stealing it...or even sharing it.
If a roomful of wedding guests are sitting and the dance floor is empty, it isn't because the DJ isn't being 'colorful' or animated enough. It's also not because he isn't 'working the crowd' on the mic. People dancing, is a direct function of MUSIC. Infectious songs programmed in clever dance sets and inventively mixed in such a way that they create enthusiasm are what establish a celebratory atmosphere and pack the dance floor.
The experience and my ability to customize a completely unique affair are what set me apart from the competition. It is my passion, profession, and livelihood; not a weekend hobby.
My passion and inspiration focus on exceeding expectations, especially when considering vocal presentation. Are your friends or family visiting from abroad? Would they enjoy hearing your introductions in their own language? I have made the effort to learn my opening greeting/salutation in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Dutch, German, Greek, Hindi, Farsi, Urdu, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Turkish, Romanian, Polish, Ukrainian, Armenian, Arabic, Papiamento, Afrikaans, and Swahili! Hearing their own language will make any visiting guest feel welcome and relaxed.
Listen to multilingual examples here:
DJ Frederick Hart delivering another flawless reception at the Phoenixville Foundry
Fred's sophisticated, polished, well-spoken, non-intrusive, yet fun approach has provided elegant ambiance for numerous weddings. His extensive music library (including not only American favorites, but Latin, Italian, French, Greek, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Asian and other exotic sounds) from around the world guarantees to satisfy just about anyone. His perseverance to detail has even caught the attention of event planners and many other wedding professionals who regard Fred as one of the very best not just in this market but in the entire industry.
2 Electro-Voice Evolve 50 Bluetooth-enabled column speakers, 4 Bose L1 Model II speaker columns, 3 Bose B1 Subwoofers, 1 Bose B2 Subwoofer, 2 Bose L1 Compact speaker columns, 2 Yorkville NX-550P powered speakers, 2 Yorkville LS-700P powered subwoofers, 2 Yorkville LS-200P powered subwoofers, 4 Cerwin Vega V152 MKII 15" passive speakers, 2 Cerwin Vega passive sub woofers, 2 Celestion Road Series 15" passive speakers, 2 Crown MacroTech 2400, 1 Crown MacroTech 3600, 1 Crown PowerTech 3, 2 Crown CM-311 headset microphones, 2 Sennheiser MKE2 lavalier microphones, 2 Sennheiser EW500 wireless handheld microphones, Maui GO 5 battery powered portable speaker system with 2 Sennheiser EW112 G3 lavalier microphones for ceremonies
Frederick is keenly focused on the quality of sound he provdes at wedding ceremonies. He not only provides a lapel microphone for your officiant, but also one for the groom, matching Sennheiser MKE2 lavalier microphones. In addition, he'll also provide a microphone on a stand for any readers you might have. This ensures that everyone can be heard clearly (and at the perfect volume) while words are being spoken at your ceremony.
Frederick Hart's elegant ballroom presentation at the Phoenixville Foundry
6 American DJ MEGA PIXEL LED bars (video), 6 Chauvet Freedom Strip battery powered LED (video), 24 Eternal Lighting CUBE RGBAW+UV battery powered uplights, Chauvet EZ pin 6 pack (video), 2 Chauvet Vue VI LED moonflowers (video), 2 American DJ Tri Gem LED beam lights (video), 2 Chauvet FX Array Q5 Quad Color LED wash lights (video)
Unique wedding reception entertainment presented with one vision: YOURS.
The single most important factor in ensuring a successful wedding reception is selecting entertainment that represents you and the vision that you have for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Since 1994, I have passionately provided wedding reception services catered to the precise vision of the most discerning bridal clientele. I will assist you in creating an unforgettable elegant event using sophisticated methods without the typical "in your face" approach that is so ordinary and passé.
Focusing on your precise expectations, I will work with you to ensure a customized wedding reception that will be the least stressful task of your planning challenges. From cocktail hour to bridal party introductions and first dance, for dinner, parent dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, open dancing until the last song of the reception - your customized music playlist will reflect your taste and style maximizing the appeal to your guests and surpassing your expectations.
DJ Fred Hart at Vie in Philadelphia
DJ Fred Hart at the Michener Art Museum
Photos by Ashley Gerrity Photography