It's time to meet your DJ, Todd Daniels! He joined MyDeejay in 2012 and we're so happy to have him on our team! In addition to deejaying weddings and corporate events, this Chicago native also works as an elementary school language arts teacher. When he's not working, he can be found spending time with his wife and daughters. Go ahead, read on to learn everything you need to know about Todd!
What’s the *best* concert you ever attended? Charlie Hunter (8 string guitarist) at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA. Mind = blown.
Say you’re forming your dream rock band – you can have any 6 members you want, dead or alive. Who’s in the band? The band would be called "Men at Twerk" Chuck Leavell - Piano Ry Cooder - Guitarist Extraordinaire Bootsy Collins - Bass and Costumes Eddie Van Halen - Lead Guitar/Spandex John Bonham - Drums and Gong Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Saxes/1-man horn section
What movie do you never get tired of watching? Back to the Future The Sandlot That Thing You Do The Blues Brothers
Say you’re a contestant on Jeopardy. What are your 5 dream categories? 1. Words that rhyme with "orange" 2. Greek and Latin root words, prefixes, and suffixes 3. Regional Accents 4. Elevator Muzak Hits (seriously) 5. Children's Television Shows currently on Netflix
What’s something most people can do that you cannot? Swim
What is a talent you wish you had? Breakdancing
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Ethan Embry
What five things are always in your fridge? 1. Mayo 2. Cheese sticks 3. Crystal Light 'Green Tea Peach Mango' (what sounds like a train wreck of "chemical-ly" flavors turns out to be like imbibing peace into your soul) 4. Belgian Beer 5. Not enough leftovers for a meal, but enough to show that I still left some for "whoever"
What is your favorite place on Earth? Exploring downtown Chicago with the wife (in any season other than summer or winter, or not if it's a rough Spring, ie snow in June)
What’s the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? Grown up
What's the best love song ever written? Although appearing as cliche (because it tops most critic's list in this very category), "God Only Knows" (by Brian Wilson/Tony Asher) is perfect in every way, in my humble opinion. More recent selections that I am currently enamored with are... "True Love Ways" by Buddy Holly (covered by My Morning Jacket) and "Love in Hard Times" by Paul Simon
What's the best present you ever received? A 30th Birthday Photo book. My wife contacted all of my closest friends and family, asking for "words and pictures". I can't make it past the first page without cracking an unbreakable smile.
What music artists would you love to see on a client’s playlist for a wedding?
For a dance set....
Parliament (Funkadelic) Basement Jaxx Daft Punk James Brown Hall and Oates Sly and the Family Stone Passion Pit Earth, Wind, and Fire "World Music" (a misnomer) in general....afrobeat, samba, salsa, bhangra, zydeco are some faves El DeBarge Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder The Isley Brothers Prince
What are some of your favorite reception sites in the Baltimore/DC area? The Inn at Perry Cabin is pretty magical in the summer