You might have seen them on the hit TV series, Rich Bride Poor Bride, or heard them at a recent event or a wedding. They have pretty much played at every venue in the city. They are contemporary with an innovative style, better known as Corbett Productions.
Corbett Productions have been in business since 2005 and have done over 2,000 events. With owner Andrew Corbett heading the five-man team, they service all of Southwestern Ontario including London, Chatham and Sarnia. Just recently, Corbett’s General Manager, Jesse Thivierge, celebrated his 200th wedding! We caught up with Corbett Productions to ask them a few questions on their secret to success. Here’s what they have to say.
We’re known for our versatility above all else. We’ve done events for pretty much every venue in the city, including Caesars Windsor, for all different types of occasions. Other than that, people know us for our contemporary, innovative style of Djing. Events today are looking for something much different than our parents’ generation, and we’re very in-tune with that. We not only reach the bar, we try to take it one step further and set it.
We’re one of the only companies in our area to offer music videos. In addition, we have the capabilities to service ethnic events which is extremely important.
The thing I love most is that I perform for a different crowd at every single event I do. Our general manager, Jesse Thivierge just recently celebrated his 200th wedding, so you can imagine how many different types of crowds we’ve been able to please, and that’s not including other events like schools, banquets and fund-raisers. We have proudly serviced over 2000 events in the past seven years.
This upcoming season I’d be on the lookout for Starships by Nicki Minaj, Let’s Go by Ne-yo, Dance Again by Jennifer Lopez, and Sorry for Party Rocking by LMFAO.
We’re different from everybody else because we represent the new generation of Djing, despite already being around for so long. We’ve been finding that this new generation of brides & grooms, as well as their guests, are increasingly eclectic. We try to bring that forward through our sets. For the most part, you won’t find that traditional style of DJing where the DJ only plays ‘Oldies’ for the 1st hour, unless it’s specifically requested. We are very much about pleasing EVERYONE right from the get-go. So if you want classic rock or Top 40 to start off the night, that’s what we’re here for.
The most important thing I can recommend is look at experience. Those companies with cheaper prices are often the ones who aren’t as in demand, or are in-experienced in the industry. You want to look past the initial price and find out the quality of equipment they use, how long they’ve been doing this, and especially if they’re licensed. This is one of the most important days of your lives, so make sure you do your appropriate research and make sure you are hiring quality vendors.
Ask questions! This is the single most important thing you can do for yourselves. The more you know about what you’re purchasing, the better-off you’ll be.
Typical questions to ask are:
• how long have you been in business?
• what kind of events do you do most often?
• what kind of equipment do you use?
• are you licensed?
• how do you typically structure the night?
• when will you be setting up & tearing down?
• how many consultations will there be?
These questions will typically get you the most accurate view of the service you’ll be getting.
A big congratulations to Corbett Productions on all of their success! Special thanks to Jesse Thivierge for doing the interview with us. If you would like to know more or book an event with Corbett Productions, you can contact them at:
Andrew Corbett & Jesse Thivierge
Owner and General Manager of Corbett Productions