I broke into the DJ world in the
Summer of 1991. It was a very busy time for me. My life
was crazy that summer. I had just turned twenty three, and I loved
every minute of it. My energy level was sky rocketing. I
needed to do more, so I joined the Jefferson Fire Co. There I met a
lot of good friends, but the one that one that really got me into
DJing was my old grade school buddy Mike Valyo (a.k.a. Dewey).
We were both volunteer fire fighters, but what I didn't know was
Dewey had a little side job going on, which he started back in 1988.
He called it Showtime DJ's. It was him and Earl Benz (another
grade school buddy of mine), who also ran with the fire house. Dewey
and Earl played music for local fire house events in West Norriton
Township (a little bit west of Norristown, PA). Back then they
played 45 records and cassette tapes. It was basically two friends
getting together on the weekends and entertaining people. Very
little money was made, but they did get good experience.
One night Dewey approach me about helping them DJ. I jumped at
the opportunity and told him that I could assist on the next job,
which was a 30th birthday party. Dewey gave me the job of
handling the requests. The energy in room was unbelievable.
I knew right there and then, that this is what I wanted to do!
been working with Dewey for the past seventeen years. He has taken
Showtime from a little weekend hobby gig, and built it into a
My favorite thing about DJing is making people happy. I've seen a
lot of weddings, and Iove being part of making the Bride and Groom's
day special. My favorite music is the songs from the eighties
era; Van Halen, Falco, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys
and Bob Seger. When I'm home I like listen to slow songs of
the seventies; The Bee Gee's, Rod Stewart, Chicago and many more.
I also enjoy listening to U2, Lady Ga Ga, Greenday and anything that
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