Gregg MacDonald : Gregg started out performing at house parties, general functions, bars and nightclubs and hasn't stopped since. He left the house party and bar scene behind and took the necessary steps in refining his skills to focus on weddings. He performed his first wedding in 1994 and is still one of the most requested wedding DJs on the South Shore and the Cape. Straight-forward, organized, easygoing and he knows his music. Gregg keeps a busy schedule because of his easygoing personality and no-nonsense style of DJ entertainment. Born and raised in North Weymouth, Gregg has lived on the South Shore his entire life and currently resides in Duxbury with his wife Keri and sons Dillon and Nolan. No flashy DJ name or rock star persona here. Gregg is a very down-to-earth, regular guy and a diehard Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox fan. He enjoys a Montecristo #2 and a glass of Macallan when he can find the time and plans to open a cigar shop when he retires.
"The general opinion is wedding DJs are cheesy and annoying. I wouldn't go that far, but I will agree there are DJs with huge egos who can't put the microphone down or share the spotlight. I'm not an innovator, but my reputation was built on less is more, getting all ages on the dance floor without being cheesy or drawing attention. When it comes to music, I find that too many DJs play it safe and are afraid to throw anything different in the mix. They play the standard wedding mix. Background, generic jazz for cocktail hour, Easy Listening during dinner, Disco, Oldies and a little Top 40 for dancing and that's it, wedding over. Same music, different wedding. While that's ok for some people, I know that brides and grooms today want more variety, something different that will separate their wedding from the next. I never wanted to be just another DJ going through the motions. It doesn't take talent to play the same overplayed songs or throw a bag of cheap hats out to the crowd and play YMCA. Any DJ can do that. It's about playing the right songs at the right time."
"Everyone thinks being a wedding DJ is a blast. We get paid to make people dance. While I enjoy the business and honored to have been trusted by many to be an intricate part of their special day, very few people see or understand the time and effort that goes into every performance. This is why I hear a lot of stories of under-qualified DJs who fail to exceed expectations and the end result is often a poorly-executed, boring wedding. What appears to be seamless comes from experience, attention to detail and preparation. For me to approach weddings as if no effort is required implies I'm too comfortable where I am and trust me, I'm my worst critic. After most weddings, instead of basking in the glow of putting another wedding in the books, I look back on the evening and often dwell on where I can make improvements, what I can do better. This is how I maintain my edge."
Music : Jack Johnson, G. Love, Dave Matthews, Ray LaMontagne, Sublime, O.A.R., Ben Harper, David Gray, Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Van Morrison, The Saw Doctors, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Jim Croce, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Tenacious D, Johnny Cash, RUN-DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, Snoop, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Eminem, Outkast, Ludacris, Prince, Otis Redding, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, 1970's one-hit wonders and the Rolling Stones.
Movies : The Godfather, Godfather Part II (don't get him started on Godfather III), GoodFellas, A Bronx Tale, Casino, Scarface, Donnie Brasco, Shawshank Redemption, American Gangster, Training Day, Braveheart, Gladiator, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Boondock Saints, Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Animal House, Dazed and Confused, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Road House, Cocktail, High Fidelity, All The Right Moves, Swingers, Sideways, Clerks, Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, Old School and The Hangover.
TV : Ray Donovan, Shameless, House of Cards, Vice Principals, True Detective, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Crashing, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Homeland, Mad Men, Eastbound & Down, The Office, Inside The NFL, Seinfeld, Family Guy, Cheers and All In The Family.