I am a Wedding DJ originally from England and Yes I am losing my British Accent, How Sad.
Does having a wedding DJ with a British accent really matter? So my family and I came over on the Mayflower back in 1981, when I was a young lad at the age of 9. I remember my dad telling us on the plane that we will need to learn some american words, such as sneakers as opposed to plimsolls, or that lemonade was called 7-up.
There was a time when everyone would ask me to say something, just to hear my accent, it almost got to be to much at one point, but i guess i can say it was also flattering.
Growing up in San Diego and starting my DJ company back in 1994, I really had a niche that was different and separated me from a lot of the other companies out there, but having the accent was always a plus, who doesn’t like to hear a British accent, as long as they can understand you.
So fast forward 22 years, having been a wedding DJ for that long has taught me one thing and that is whether you are British or American, my clients really love accents. several have relatives at their events that are just visiting and seriously put me to shame, but thank god, they can still hear parts of my accent. One of my strongest abilities at an event is my Master of ceremonies skills that I have taken so long to master and still today continue to learn whether its being in Toastmasters or improv classes, I am always striving for new and innovative ways to create an experience over the microphone for my clients.
What comes out of the mouth of your MC, whether they have a cute accent or not is still important to most clients because we are a direct representation of you at your wedding.
I always joke that my accent is fading fast, but I really hope that it stays with me as long as I am performing weddings and other celebrations.
Here is a video of me making fun of my accent. enjoy.