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Behind the Scenes with Klass Universal Entertainment

Sup Party People?! Klass is about to enter into its busy season and I thought I would share how some of the process works from an initial inquiry to a satisfied client/new friend. Hope you enjoy a little ‘behind the scenes’ with Kupah!

First, a gig will come in from EVERYwhere and I mean EVERYWHERE: Facebook messages, e-mails, phone calls, texts or third party friends. Gigs will also frequently come from clients providing leads or from actual gigs where we pass along business cards and mix CDs (and of course if we are dj’ing at the time then our services have spoken for themselves.) As if that isn’t enough, we also get inquiries through our website as well!

Where ever the lead comes from it is then sent directly to the office for a “first look”. “First look” is where our Dj/Talent manager, office sales team and I discuss what the client/friend is looking for, based on the initial information provided. It’s good to have this take place before speaking to the client because if they are pretty straight forward with what they are looking for, our office can move forward with personnel, creative and proposal portion of the process. : )

The Dj/Talent Manager is in charge of reaching out to one of our 15 entertainers for availability and basic details of the event proposed. While this is happening our office is working on other contracts and client needs. Once we have personnel, our office then begins the “Creative Process”…

The Creative Process can take awhile as there can be negotiations and multiple conversations regarding what exactly is needed for the event once the Dj/Emcee has been announced. We provide novelty items like Pop-a-Shot, Wii Stations, Photo booths and even more lux level items like high end lounge decor or music-video style videography! Tell me about it Ha! Alas we have figured out the perfect package for our client and their party! We then can send over a proposed contract for their review. 

Depending on how effective the Creative Process goes the proposal process can be quick and #EZ. 

Once contracted it gets sent over to our Client Liaison who will then contact the party 60 days or so prior to their event and begin the Moments Process. Here we work alongside each one of our clients to ensure we capture the vision they have for the party. This is usually through emails and a few calls between our office and the client. Information is gathered and organized during this process and then sent to each of the entertainers 14 days or so before the event. Dj’s then begin looking for songs requested and motivators make sure they know songs as well, as they may have dances associated with them. Emcee’s will familiarize themselves with names and special guests from out of town or relatives of the guest of honor. Sometimes there are is a site visit between Kupah and the client to arrange placement of up lighting or furniture etc. 

Then Ladies and Gentlemen… It’s time to get Klassy We arrive to each event 90 minutes before the event time and set up. We quickly go over information as a team and then #MakeMoves and #GetWidIt providing top of the line Entertainment for our clients/friends…. the rest is History…

Below are some testimonials of just this year alone. Hope you enjoyed my little tour of Klass Entertainment, behind the scenes. 

 Testimonials:

“Thank you all so much for a fabulous night!! You guys were awesome from start to finish:) please send our thanks to Razz and Kupah, too!”

 “Kupah – Thanks so much! We can’t wait to see it and relive a fantastic night. So many guests commented on how great you were thank you!! I have referred you to anyone that even mentions “wedding”.”

 “Hello my friend!

I hope you are recovered from your marathon day of dj’ing on Friday! Just wanted to drop a note and thank you for everything you did to make the event at Collective such a success. Everyone was thrilled…and as always, you were perfect! Loved having you and dj Kazz as a team…he is awesome too :) Totally serious about the dance lessons with Klass Motivator-Definitely call me! Serious about my b-day too… I will call Ms. *** for some dates. Talk soon!**LOVING the mix….Thank you!!!

 “A big big thanks to Kupah (and Kevin) for Friday night – music was great and the client was thrilled! Looking forward to working together again”

Tour of Boston: Where were you for St. Patrick’s Day?!

St. Patrick’s Day is definitely one of the most heavily celebrated events in Boston. Could it be Southie, the Boston Celtics, Movie “The Town,”  “The Departed,” and their insane embellishment of our accents? (I digress). It seems like every year it’s all anyone is talking about and I’m constantly being asked where I’m going to be and if I celebrate.  Truth is, it’s just like any other weekend for me & #Klass. Meaning: fun, exciting and filled with music and dancing. In other words, worked a few gigs!

This year St. Patty’s Day was on a Sat, which means I was spinning at Chocolate Bar, then I made a special appearance at Red Lulu in Salem, Ma. I love the Chocolate Bar even though I don’t eat much of the chocolate. The Langham Boston Hotel is a dope spot. Right in the heart of the Financial District, the hotel is home to one of my favorite spots; BOND and Cafe Fleuri. Cafe Fleuri has the most amazing, over the top brunch w/live Jazz (perfect for the the next morning). Seriously check that out on Sundays, and Chocolate Bar on Saturdays is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Who isn’t obsessed with Chocolate?!

I won’t even begin to describe how much of an adrenaline rush I had after spinning for Red Lulu on Saturday night. I don’t get behind the DJ booth too much for 2 reasons: 1) Dj Kazz and the rest of the #Klass Dj’s are far better than I, 2) It’s incredibly difficult to stay back there while everyone else is dancin’ it up. Ha! However when I do get back there, It’s a completely different type of fun for me! Red Lulu is a new sexy spot on Lafayette St. Salem, MA. The sister of Lolita in Boston and they both never fail to impress in any regard. I was able to play songs from all kinds of genres and that was easily the best part. From Peter Gabriel, to the Police, to Diddy, Maino, Rihanna, Kings of Leon I mean the list goes on. Crazy Good Time!

Both Lolita of Boston and Lulu of Salem are KJ #CoSigned! Amazing food; I’ve seriously never had anything from there that I didn’t love. Salmon Coco and Shrimp Tacos Please! O,r if you are the healthy type peep their version of the Caesar salad (Try the Croutons) & the drinks are unparalleled. They’re creative and different; every drink is muddled with fresh ingredients/fruit and the menu continues to evolve. Some of my personal favorites are the Bonita, White Lie, Gin Blossom & Diablo margarita. They’re always integrating some new seasonal drinks and menu items soon so check back for any new recommendations!

So how many of you #Bostonians DID go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Southie? Any good spots YOU can recommend? Please feel free to respond to this blog and yes I’m serious I want to know what you did!

Weekend ReKap w/Klass Entertainment…

Sup readers,

This blog is a little different in that it is what we like to do on Mondays or Tuesdays. We try to go over all of the events we have done and do a quick little recap about what went down. It’s a good way for those who are not working or were on different events to know what others were doing and stay involved. It’s called the Weekend ReKap and it’s written by Yours Truly. This past weekend was particularly interesting because I was just getting back from Puerto Rico (WHICH WAS AMAZING) and had zero time to turn around and Dj the Chocolate Bar first thing Saturday morning then shoot over and perform for the Bertner/Mundt Wedding by Sd Events. So with that… here is our weekend rekap…!

 

Hey all,

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Just wanted to say i’m glad to be home and thanks for all the birthday wishes and gifts they were all appreciated.
Dj Murray and Shadi are heating up with the Dover sherborn folks as well as the Concord Ma area three times now have they worked together and been immediately request for another event within weeks of each other. That tells us that people are throwing parties just because of how good they are. Big Ups to the Both of you. Here’s what the client had to say about Dj Murray and Shadi:
The guys were awesome!  We had a terrific party!   Everyone loved the DJs!
Check is in the mail & We will continue to highly recommend this duo!!!
Take care!
Chocolate bar @ The Langham, Boston’s Cafe Fleuri was the busiest it’s been since the new season. As always the music was a little bit of everything and the guests seemed very pleased with the musical ambience provided by Klass.
Saturday night was a Residential Wedding for a client atop their Penthouse Condo over looking All of Boston and I mean all of Boston!! Dj Kazz was available to assist on this extremely long event and was told he was absolutely amazing and the client has said multiple times she has “NO Words” lol. So Thanks to Dj Kazz for raising the bar yet again and introducing clients and guests alike that function djs can bring an element that can’t be described by words. The event was planned by SD Events
We were also joined by Trifect Video Production who captured the entire night on video and were as always professional and talented individuals. We are looking forward to working with them alot in the upcoming weeks as we are looking at a December launch of our new Website! Yes i know about time… Stay tuned and thanks TVP…
Here’s what the party planner had to say this morning about the Bertner/Mundt Wedding.
“….so that’s what happens when you get your team together…..!!!
 
Kupah, where to begin?
Thank you so much for going above and beyond to make our client happy.
From meeting with her at her home, which I know is not typical….to bringing along Kaz to ensure that it would be perfect…to bringing the extra lights…and the addition of the video, all of it was so over the top.
 
In addition to the talent and energy that you bring to the table, the level of service that you provide is equally incredible.
It is such a  true pleasure working with you and your team.
Looking forward to the next one!
Ivy
And this was from the client the next day (sunday)
“*#$% you amazing. You killed it last night. Let us know if we can ever serve as any reference or if there is anything we can do for you to help you…”
So I hope you were all able to take a second and read this because we are doing some really good work out there and you should all be very proud. We have a lot of work to do moving forward to please let us know how we can be better ; )
Thanks everyone!