Oh, The Places I’ve Been…

Friday, October 9th, 2009 at 6:20 PM by   

During a meeting with a potential client, I was asked if I had worked at Clos LaChance Winery before in San Martin, CA.  Smiling, I proceeded to inform them that I was actually the third entertainer to walk through the door when they opened the facility to the public back in May 2002.  Kristin Murphy, now VP of Business Units, and I hit it off so well, she invited me back a month later to perform for their open house.

Oh, The Places You'll GoHowever, that got me thinking.  Despite having been performing since 1995, nearly all of my 700+ events were with my former employer, the well respected Sound In Motion, LLC.  Now a solo operation since the beginning of 2009, I have been cautious where and how I market myself.  Part of the reason for this is continued education with some of the nations top wedding entertainers, and rather than market just another DJ option, I wanted to make sure that I could successfully showcase myself as an Entertainment Director to the greater San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.  LEARN MORE Entertainment Direction

October is also when the traditional wedding season begins to unwind here, and I’m just now beginning to reach out with my fine-tuned system.  Not all venues or vendors realize I’m on my own, especially since I’ve been working with new faces at facilities like Ruby Hill Golf Club and University Club San Francisco for the first time this year.

Below is a list of venues where I have performed, broken down over the last few years.  While full-time at Sound In Motion, I would perform approximately 65-75 events per year, of all kinds.  (Note that I now try to limit that to 35-40 events, mostly weddings and charity, allowing more focus on planning your perfect wedding reception.)

Venues I’ve Performed at Since 2005

  • Silver Creek Valley Country Club – 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Cinnabar Hills – 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Clos LaChance – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Seascape Beach Resort – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Nestldown – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Chaminade – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Testarossa Vineyards – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Kennolyn Hilltop Hacienda – 2008, 2006, 2005
  • Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club – 2008, 2006, 2005
  • Ralston Hall Mansion – 2008, 2007
  • Thomas Fogarty Winery – 2008, 2006
  • Hotel Valencia – 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Silicon Valley Capital Club – 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Sheraton, Palo Alto – 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Peachwoods at Pasatiempo – 2009, 2006, 2005
  • La Playa Hotel Carmel-by-the-Sea – 2008, 2007
  • Corinthian Event Center – 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Crown Plaza Cabana – 2008, 2006
  • Seascape Golf Club – 2008, 2007
  • Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa – 2008
  • Carmel Valley Ranch – 2008, 2005
  • Hilton Scotts Valley – 2008, 2007
  • Marriott, Monterey Bay – 2008, 2007
  • Marriott, Santa Clara – 2007, 2006
  • The Mountain Winery – 2007, 2006
  • Stanford Park Hotel – 2008
  • Wente Vineyards – 2008
  • Chateau La Joye – 2007
  • Naval Post-Graduate School – 2008
  • Sharon Heights Country Club – 2006
  • Cordevalle – 2006
  • Rancho Soquel – 2008
  • Garden Court Hotel – 2006
  • The Ranch Golf Club – 2006
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club – 2005
  • Asilomar Conference Grounds – 2008, 2007
  • Sesnon House at Cabrillo College – 2008
  • Presido Golf Club – 2007
  • City Beach, Fremont – 2008
  • Leal Vineyards – 2005
  • Los Gatos Opera House – 2006, 2005
  • Hidden Valley Music Institute – 2007
  • Hayes Mansion – 2006
  • Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay – 2008, 2006
  • Guglielmo Winery – 2007
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – 2007
  • Quail Hollow, The LoFranco Residence – 2007
  • Hollins House at Pasatiempo – 2006
  • Quail Lodge Resort – 2006
  • Sand Rock Farm – 2006
  • La Selva Beach Clubhouse – 2006
  • Brookdale Lodge – 2007
  • Hotel De Anza – 2007
  • Tres Agaves, San Francisco – 2007
  • Ruby Hills Golf Club – 2009
  • University Club San Francisco – 2009
  • Lattitude’s at Lovers Point – 2007
  • Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University – 2007
  • Holman Ranch – 2007
  • Willow Heights Mansion – 2007, 2006
  • Berkeley Faculty Club – 2007
  • Villa Montalvo – 2008
  • Hotel St. Claire – 2007, 2006
  • Agenda Lounge – 2005
  • Monterey Peninsula Country Club – 2007
  • Treasure Island – 2006
  • Hotel Los Gatos – 2007
  • Rancho Canada – 2007
  • HP Pavilion – 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Elks Lodge, Palo Alto – 2008 (Final Performance before they demolished)

Why 2005?

Well, this is where the data export from the most recent system starts.  In short, it was the easiest way to post this data.  Just because a venue is not on this list, does not mean I don’t have experience there.  I will always arrange a site visit at least one month prior to any event for unfamiliar locations.

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