Happy New Year!  How time flies and what a wonderful year 2017 was. As we look forward to an exciting change of the calendar, there are already marvelous things planned ahead for 2018.

My resolution (wish me luck please) is to recognize as much of the good, in everything, that I can. As long as I stay well into the positive side of things with my outlook, I hope to feel that way too! Being negative is way too easy so I challenged myself to do better. Again, wish me luck, lol.

Hope to see you soon!


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Always Enjoy the Praise.

I just received the nicest compliment today. I was told, “You know it’s a legitimate event when Bob the DJ is there!“. I’m am tickled after every event that I do and hear the things people have to say, either to me or overheard in conversation. I love what I do and the people I have the chance to meet, and I promise to keep performing in the way that has made me receive such accolades from those who enjoy what I do.

Thanks for partaking in the fun with me!


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Life Is Good!

So I said goodbye to 2016, both a tough year (most notably because the powerhouse and energy center of my family, my mother, passed away) and a wonderful year for me combined. Epic things happened. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, we witnessed an epic and historic presidential win, we lost the greatest amount of the most fantastic musicians in Rock n Roll concentrated in one year, to date, and I set a new record for myself for supporting so many causes by raising more money in one year than ever before!

I finished 2016 off with a tremendous 4th quarter and a grand total of just over $603,000 raised through auctioneering according to my tally. That feels good!

I also witnessed and performed for more weddings in one year than ever before, and increased my repeat business with 12 new clients booking me again for their first time. I look forward to our ongoing relationships as well.

I hope the year had it’s incredible moments for the rest of you too, and I am excited to see what tremendous journeys lie ahead in 2017 as the future looks bright!

In memory of those influential, path carving, talented phenoms of music who have left us behind. They are missed. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Maurice White in particular for Bob the DJ, but also Paul Kanter, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, Merle Haggard, Dale Griffin, Frank Sinatra Jr., and yes even the likes of George Michael, Prince and John Berry, to name a few.

Until the next time!


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Wow, there’s been some fun!

I have been so busy this year with amazing events that I haven’t had much time to post anything to tell you all about it. So I apologize for the delay, and here goes…

From a multitude of beautiful and creative weddings (10), holiday bashes (9), themed parties (11), school functions (7), village events (18), fund raisers (8), graduation parties (5), surprise parties (3) and more, it has been a great year!

I am proud to say that in my Auctioneer role I have been responsible for raising over $268,000 this year to date for some great causes, and I’m not done yet!

I want to thank all of my clients who have given me the opportunity to do so and who have included me in their special occasions. I got to meet some truly interesting people bacoas-most-interesting-dj-assistant-2016and do incredible things {from Garlic Fest to Motown, 70’s Game show hosting to an ALS morning swim in a quarry, Cruise Nights to garden parties, Memorial Day to Patriot’s Day [9/11] to Veteran’s Day ceremonies, in storms and sunshine, from 16 year olds, 40 year olds and 90 year olds birthday parties, I got to celebrate in the Hills, the Village, the city, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, in barns, parks, gazeboes and gyms…this DJ is blessed!}

See you next time. Thanks!


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2016 with a bang!

Hello again,

I hope 2016 came in as a good one for everyone. As for BTDJ I didn’t have so much as a single gig in January…however…I booked 22 gigs for the rest of the year and some into 2017 as well! And they kept coming in our Leap year month too.

There are some pretty exciting and interesting events I am proud to be part of on the horizon. I have posted some new photos and videos, but boy do I have to work on my skills when it comes to those. You’ll get the idea though. 🙂

Anyway, thanks for coming in and hope to see you soon!

Yours truly

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2015 in review

So, Bangladesh this year!? 26 countries over the past 12 months – that beats last year. And apparently I travelled to-and-from San Francisco 5 times more too. Thanks for the business and support to everyone with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Let’s have a great 2016!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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The Trending Page

Who doesn’t love a little publicity? I know I don’t mind. After several large public events, Bob the DJ manage to catch the eye of not one, but two high-end publications. Here is how one of them gave me some love.Trending 2015

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2014 in review – Ecuador!?

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Well, here is this year’s review (for most of the year anyway). I love to see where people [who have checked me out] are from. Take a look if you like annual reports with silly fun charts, graphs, and statistics.

Thanks for visiting!

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Whaaat!? October Already!?

Can you believe how we were moving along just fine, enjoying a relaxing great first half of summer and then, boom! someone hit the turbo charger and here we are in October of 2014 already!

It’s Karaoke Time! has worked with BTDJ on several gigs now it has been a blast every time! Graduations, birthdays, weddings, and corporate events, people just can’t say no to a microphone and song.

There were some terrific new comers to the BTDJ family (client list and events) so far this year, like: Barrington Children’s Charities – Darby’s Derby, JourneyCare – Dance Through the Decades Gala & The Duck Races, St John the Baptist (Winfield) – Blue & Gold Gala, USD 220 Education Foundation – Winter Blast, and still more to come before year’s end!

AND, I am proud to welcome another new addition to the family,

002with my Red, Black & White colours, I’m hard to be missed on the road. I went for subtle this time.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!



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2013 was Awesome and 2014 Already Looks Record Breaking!

With the incredible year Bob the DJ had in 2013 as a host, DJ, auctioneer, invisible man, MC, Santa elf and more, thanking all who made it possible is not enough! I had more site visits by far than in 2012 and added Indonesia, Ecuador, Norway and Russia to the “curious-about-Bob” list. Already in 2014 I am on a pace to more than double those checking out what I can do for their event. Also, I added Karaoke, a bartending service and two new packages to my offerings. We’re going to have a terrific year!

Just this past weekend I was able to contribute some fund raising skills {impromptu style – as I seem to do best} on stage at the Living Well Benefit for Cancer Research. Not only did I use his mic, but was able to meet and chit chat with Nashville’s hottest rising star, Chris Cavanaugh, along with his band. Great guys (and talented too!).

Remember this guy - Chris Cavanaugh

Remember this guy, he’s going to be huge! – Chris Cavanaugh

So stick around folks, it only gets better and I hope to include you in it! Here’s to relief and fun in 2014!



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