Today we’d like to introduce you to Christopher Lovelady.
Christopher, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, I enjoy getting parties started with my music selection and enthusiasm. Growing up, I played percussion instruments at the age of seven, which helped me to understand rhythm and tempo as well as familiarize myself with many genres of music. In high school, I was creating a playlist for mix CDs to listen to as my teammates and I headed to basketball games. With these skills, I decided I should start DJing in 2008 looking to make some extra money for college. My friends and I would attend parties around Houston, enjoying the Houston nightlife. I soon realized that I could turn DJing into a business. At the time, I was pursuing a business degree at the University of Houston Bauer School of Business and also enrolled in The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, which gave me a business mindset and strategy to create my mobile DJ business.
With now over 12 years of DJ experience, I specialize in meeting the needs of my clients and providing phenomenal DJ service to make the event memorable. My catalog consists of a wide selection of Hip-Hop, R&B, TOP 40, Pop, Country, Old School, Zydeco, Reggae, Latin, etc. and I don’t limit himself to a certain genre of music to be able to reach all of his clients. I have rocked events from senior proms, reunions, corporate events, weddings, and community service events all over Texas. I have partnered with Shell Oil Company, The Houston Children’s Museum, Al-Razaq Communications, Houston ISD, Fort Bend ISD, Cypress ISD, Spring ISD, Humble ISD, The Marque, University of Houston, UTSA, Dillard’s Department Store, MACY’s, New York & Company, Jamba Juice, Fuze and many more companies and wedding venues over the years providing quality DJ and customer service to meet their needs.
We have also expanded into the Photo Booth industry, with the launch of When Time Stood Still Photo Booth. My lovely wife, Tenisha and I launched this company in 2019 as an add-on to our services to meet clients’ requests and bring more fun and excitement to our events. Our hope is to continue to expand the company and provide more jobs to our community.
Has it been a smooth road?
There have been many struggles, especially starting out. Being a new mobile DJ without a name in the market was rough to get gigs. This business is very competitive and it is rough trying to find support at times to gain knowledge about the business. Also figuring out which way you want to go within the business is difficult. Do you want to be a club DJ, wedding DJ, special events DJ, tour DJ? I realized I could be more impactful providing services for private events, such as weddings, corporate events, school events, etc. You are able to connect with your client and build relationships and hopefully lead to future business.
Most importantly, when things do get rough, having the right people around you will help you to continue to motivate yourself to be great. I have to thank my family, friends and DJ community for their support and definitely taking chances on me to get noticed. My oldest sister took a big chance on me when I started out letting me DJ her wedding. My nerves were at an all-time high because it was my first big event. Over 200 people and her big day, I felt it would either make or break my mobile DJ business. Thank God, I had everyone on the dance floor the whole night and spearheaded my confidence in the business for over 12 years now.
The road will not always be easy. There will be tests, trials, failures, and times you want to give up. Hang in there. With faith in God, perseverance and a drive to be great, it will get you through the rough times, whether in business or in life.
Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from competition?
DJ. C Love Professional DJ Service is a business that specializes in special events. Whether it is your wedding, a school event, birthday party, or corporate event, we are bringing a level of professionalism and a great time. With our wide variety of music selections, professional setups as well as our add on offers, we aim to make your simple even look extraordinary. Over the past ten years, we had grown from just providing strictly DJ only service to now offering uplighting, dance lighting, monogram, animated monograms, screens, karaoke, and our newly added photo booth “When Time Stood Still.” We aim to build relationships with our clients and make sure we have a connection before their event. We recognize that these events are special to our clients and want to fulfill their needs and wants beyond their expectations. We are with our clients every step of the way through the process and make it as easy as possible for the client. We will even get on the dance floor with the guest to teach a line dance or pump the party up!
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
With Houston being the 11th largest in the USA, there are many opportunities for you to join the DJ business. You just have to be dedicated to your craft, always stay professional and network. Someone will always need a DJ for an event.
- Wedding Packages – start from $700
- Website: www.clovethedj.com
- Phone: 281-975-8880
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/C_lovethedj
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/clovethedj
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/c_lovethedj713
- Other: www.instagram.com/whentimestoodstill_photobooth
University of Houston, When Time Stood Still Photo Booth