DJ Brian Jones

Joined MyDeejay: 2011

Birthplace/Hometown: Manteo, NC

Current residence: Washington, DC

College attended: UNC Greensboro

Field of Study: English Literature

When I’m not deejaying weddings, I can be found: Playing drums in aspiring indie-rock bands, going to concerts, discovering new restaurants, and enjoying the great outdoors on my bicycle.

My other interests: Brewing beer, cooking, tennis, camping, movies, and traveling.

Favorite music artists: Al Green, The National, Of Montreal, Beck, Ben Folds, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Outkast, Queen, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Billie Holiday, Brian Wilson, Four Tet.

First dance songs I’m enjoying lately: “Such Great Heights” (Iron & Wine), “Harvest Moon” (Neil Young),”Dream a Little Dream of Me” (Ella Fitzgerald), “The Book of Love” (The Magnetic Fields cover), “Unchained Melody” (Righteous Brothers).

Causes I support: SPCA, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, American Red Cross.

A quote I live by: “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that’s all.” – Oscar Wilde

Best advice I ever received: “Don’t let the past stop you from enjoying the present.”

Seven words that describe me: Compassionate, inquisitive, genuine, hilarious, reliable, focused, optimistic.

Five prized possessions I couldn’t live without: My Sennheiser HD-25 headphones, my bike, my cell phone, my numbered lithograph poster from The National’s concert at The National Theater in Richmond, my slow cooker.

Something no one would guess by looking at me: When I was 16, I had seven wisdom teeth pulled!

On being a wedding DJ: “I’ve always enjoyed sharing my love of music with others. Whether I’m deejaying a wedding or performing with a live band, I try to focus on the energy the music produces and how the audience interacts with that energy. Especially at weddings, where people are already in a festive mood, the joy of music and dancing is amplified by the air of celebration.”