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A Music Roster You Can Call Your Own with DJ Jim Severance

By Marina I. Jokic

Starting his career as an emcee in the nineties, Jim Severance first worked as a radio DJ before deciding to establish his own business. He was always drawn to music and entertainment and first cut his teeth as a live performer when a friend of his offered him a gig at a wedding. Liking the adrenaline rush of entertaining a large crowd, he decided to open DJ Jim Severance and continue doing what he knew and loved best. Music, it seemed, had always been in his blood.

"After seeing the reaction of guests dancing during the event I was hooked for good," Severance said. "It's hard to explain, but a mobile DJ gets a similar feeling that a band member would get when [he sees] a packed dance floor; your goal is to keep the floor packed all night."

Over the years, DJ Jim Severance has hosted over 350 wedding receptions and events in and around Vermont and New Hampshire. Managing each wedding as the unique event it is, Severance has won over hundreds of loyal customers. The current DJ package, coming in at $850, includes around-the-clock customer service, unlimited consultations with your event professional, five hours of music, wireless mics, and a light show among others.

Along with emceeing weddings, Severance also staffs other types of private events. Elegant cocktail receptions, barbecues, Christmas parties, and retirement soirees are all part of DJ Jim Severance's work portfolio.

"I love it when the music and lights are going and the crowd is having the time of [its] life," Severance said. "In many respects, a wedding DJ is also like the wedding coordinator: you're the one [who] keeps control of the day and makes sure all the wedding protocol happens exactly on time."

In addition to managing the music lineup, DJ Severance is tasked with all wedding announcements and special dances. Thanks to his spot-on timing and comprehensive knowledge of all types of music, Severance is the perfect emcee and coordinator even at the most complex and tightly packed events. His ken of music genres and his sensibility toward people's song preferences make him the ideal DJ.

Whether he is playing contemporary hits or oldies, dance or country, jazz or blues, a DJ Jim Severance wedding is sure to be memorable. The upbeat atmosphere, flawless execution, and feel-good songs are sure move even the most dance-averse guests out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. He knows what to play and, most importantly, when to play it.

"There's a reason people will dance to 'Footloose', 'Uptown Funk'. 'Shout' or 'Celebration'," Severance said. "These are fun, [beloved] songs anyone from 10 to 60 [years-old] will recognize."

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Marina Jokic holds a bachelor's degree from Connecticut College in Russian and East...

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