Category Archives: Helpful Tips

FVE Sound Advice: The Karaoke DJ

Are you ready for your solo?

With a lot of choices for types of entertainment available for your event, this sound advice is all about singing along. I have been asked many of times if we provide karaoke services or have a karaoke machine. We do not, however I have, many of times, thought of adding that feature to our aresonal of options.

Next up… You

Here’s what I suggest for those thinking of having karaoke at their wedding or celebration. If you have enjoyed singing at a local pub with your family and friends, directly speak to that same provider to discuss your options. The only downside is that you are limited to the vendor’s video library. If the majority of your guests value similar taste in music and aren’t shy, then you are golden.

Sing along to this one

As a Dj, I can’t count the number of times a talented cousin has asked for the microphone to serenade my clients. A normal DJ can remove the vocal range of any song or provide instrumentals for all guests to sing over. Only difference, you will need to know or Shazam the lyrics for yourself.

Both options are fun, I prefer to focus my ability to try and have all guests feel included in the celebration without truly putting them on the spot. But I will call you out if you’re chair dancing.

Thanks again for choosing Future Vibes Entertainment.

Book your 2019 / 2020 wedding today.

Carlos ‘MrSolo’


FVE Sound Advice: Don’t worry, we’re on it.

Should I use an on-site or ‘day-of’ coordinator?

Short answer – Yes! For any event you wish to hold, a certified professional event planner can make your day run a lot smoother.

The benefits works hand in hand for both clients and vendors.

Client benefits

  • The event is kept organized in the time frame allotted
  • You’re able to spend more time with your guests
  • Your volunteers have a point of contact with all tasks
  • They are a great resource for additional information to help with your plans

Vendor benefits

  • Great communication and coordination of when each task is to be executed
  • Administrative issues can be resolved through the coordinator instead of the client directly
  • Professional Networking

Will it cost me a lot to have a Day-of planner?

It all depends on your budget. However, one thing for sure – it’s a value-added benefit to your occasion. Most event coordinators work by both percentage and flat rate – depending on the type of event.

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with many coordinators and there are two that shine above the rest from my professional experience.

Something Borrowed, Something Blue Events

Heather Shortall – has always gone that extra mile for her clients and the vendors she works with. You can find her on Facebook and various wedding groups serving 1000 Islands to Kingston areas.

Krista Stechyson – is straight cool. She also services the Kingston and surrounding areas.

Both have been on point with everything their clients needed. I will always recommend them and if they are not available, I would probably consider changing the event date. In other words do not hesitate to book them early.

Thanks again for choosing Future Vibes Entertainment.

We are now booking 2019/2020


Carlos MrSolo