Wedding Vendor Profile
Greetings, I am available to DJ/MC your wedding.
If your looking for a fun-loving, interactive type DJ;
then I'm the perfect DJ for you! I will play a good
mix of music (based on your musical selections) to
satisfy everybody's taste and get them up, dancing,
and having fun. I don't just come in and play music;
I will help you organize all the introductions, and
announcements to be made; the specialty music
(bridal & parental dance music) to be played; and
most importantly the timing of all these events.
Also, I have a lot of creative ideas that can enhance
this very special occasion. This is your special day!
You should not have to worry whether the DJ will do
a good and complete job. I will, because I care.
If you read the testimonials about me, you will see
that this is true. I take my job as DJ very seriously,
and I always strive to put on the very best show possible.
I subscribe to "Promo Only"; which provides me with all
the latest Hip-Hop, Rap, Latin (Reggaeton, Salsa,
Meringue...etc), and Top 40 as it comes out.
Also, I have a lot of great easy listening music as
well as the very best of Motown, Disco, Old-School R&B,
and of course good old Rock-N-Roll.
Music is my sincere Passion in life; and that passion is
conveyed in my personality and performance!!!
My optional special effects light show is way
above and beyond what most DJ's can produce.
You can reach me at: 239-273-3523 for further details
(best time to call is after 3PM).
Jaime Z. (aka DJ Z-BOP:)
P.S. Another thing that sets me apart from
other DJs is the fact that I charge a flat rate.
I do not charge by the hour. It's the same price
whether the event runs for 4-hours or 8-hours.
With Z-BOP Unlimited you get your monies worth
and then some!!!
My most memorable wedding story or experience
Jennifer & Tony's Fairytale Wedding
Otherwise known as the Butterfly/Monkey wedding.
There's so many that I could literally write a book about it!
But the first & best one that comes to mind was one of my
earliest gigs. I was hired by a friend & co-worker. She wanted
the biggest Disney Fairytale Cinderella Wedding ever. This girl
was (and still is) a Disney fanatic; she been to the Magic Kingdom
hundreds of times and still goes at least once a year. Anyway, she
had hired a horse drawn carriage to transport the newly weds from
the church to this restaurant in the downtown section of Ft.Myers.
This place is also an historical building that was once a
combination of two houses that were put together and made into
a restaurant. It's also said to be haunted.
But that is a whole other story.
The carriage was only the beginning. She had also purchased the
"Butterfly Celebration" that consisted of a large box with a bunch
of small boxes inside that contained cocoons with live Butterflies-2-B
inside. This box had to be kept inside a cool dark place for a number
of weeks before they would hatch. The idea being, that on the "Special"
day these small boxes would be handed out to all the wedding guest with
the instructions that the boxes are only to be opened as the happy couple
were doing their first dance together outside in the courtyard. Well
yours truly was trusted with the monumental task of keeping this
important box in my closet which is always dark and always very cool
(being the air-conditioned gypsy that I am:).
Around the 3rd week I started hearing these scuffling noises coming
from the little boxes. Through keen deductive reasoning I came to the
brilliant conclusion that the little boogers must be hatching. At this
point I got so excited that I called Tony (the Groom-2-B) to tell him
the good news. Tony, who goes to bed pretty early, answered in a half daze.
I screamed "they've hatched, "they've hatched"
(kinda like Dr.Frankenstein saying, "He's Alive, He's Alive!":).
To which Tony's comatose reply was huh, wh, wha, what, huh???
So I'm screamed again only louder, "They've Hatched, They've Hatched".
Tony's reply again the same as before huh....etc. By then, frustrated
by his complete lack of enthusiasm, I ask to speak to Jennifer
(the Bride-2-B). Then Tony says the first legible thing in this
conversation, "she's at her parents house"....click! I then called over
to her parents to tell Jenn the good news. At first she was as excited
as I was (well almost); but then I told her that I just called Tony and
also tried to share the news with him. That is when the real screaming
started, "Jaime, you dummy, I told you more than once, that this is
suppose to be a surprise! In fact with all that I've planned this would
be the only surprise for the groom. How could you, oh no, you've ruined
the one surprise that I was really looking forward to." Then I think she
called me several names and referred to me as some kind of a jungle baboon.
I'm not really sure, she was screaming so loud that, that....well let's
just say my hearing has never been the same since. After about an hour or
so of enduring the worst scolding that I've ever experienced in my life;
an mind you I was very mischievous as a little boy and both my parents
scolded me often & loudly. I finally was able to convince her that Tony,
in his comatose state could not have possibly known what the heck I was
talking about. And he really didn't. So as it turned out, the secret was
still safe...despite my big mouth. But the butterfly story does not end
there, oh no, no, no. Come the big day and all the preparations are in
place. The bride & groom have arrived in their horse drawn carriage
(stopping along the way so the horse could take this huge dump
in the middle of the road:). So they pull up in front, with the guest
there to greet them, pelting them with birdseed, a sense of excitement
is in the air (as well as the stink from the horses' poop). The happy
couple make their way through the crowd, into the restaurant and out
into the courtyard. I introduce the wedding party, saying,
"Ladies & Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to give you the new
Mr. & Mrs ______ followed by some loud applause (although I really
couldn't tell, since my ears were still ringing from the severe scolding
I took a few days earlier:). I then cued their first song and instructed
the guest to please open the little boxes. The newly-weds looked beautiful,
the song they selected was beautiful, it was a beautiful windy day; and if
you blinked you missed the butterflies. As soon as the boxes were opened
the butterflies were blown away. That's right, they did not gracefully
fly away, they were blown away in a nano second. So much for the
butterflies. But wait, there's more. Aside from an insect show,
there was also an animal show planned. Jennifer & Tony had hired
this guy with this dancing monkey. No really, I kid you not. I mean
I couldn't make this stuff up; I'm not that creative. A real live monkey.
It seems that when they were courting (yes, this couple actually courted).
They went out one night and saw this street performer doing a bit with
this cute little monkey dressed up in a cute little suit. I don't know
what kind of suit it was, but let's just say it was a monkey suit.
They fell in love with this cute little monkey. So they decided that
it would be really cool if they could hire this monkey & his man to
come perform at their wedding. So that's exactly what they did.
However after doing so, they found out that this fancy restaurant
would under no circumstances allow some nasty poop throwing monkey
on their grounds. I guess they had a problem with the poop throwing
part. Which some monkeys are known to do. So they decided that the
monkey & his man would just have to perform across the
street on the steps of this government building. This would not be
a problem because the wedding (like most weddings) took place on a
Saturday. And everyone knows that the government does not work on
Saturdays, Sundays, and various other days. So soon after the
butterfly fiasco. Jenn comes up to me and ask that I announce for
everyone to please stop what they doing (which was having a good time)
and proceed across the street to the vacant government building.
Now picture if you will, about a couple of hundred men, woman, &
children dressed to the nines trouncing across the street on a hot
summers day, so they can sit on the hot steaming steps of this
government building and watch a dancing monkey in a funny suit and
his man perform. I just can't begin to tell you what a surreal,
abstract, almost Dali` like image this was. I truly thought
that I was having some sort of psychedelic flash-back and I've
never even done hallucinogenic drugs:)
Well, the rest of the wedding was typical of most of my weddings.
I'm all about having fun and sharing that fun. Everyone had this
fabulous meal (except for the monkey; poor little guy works for
peanuts:). And then everyone danced, danced, danced the night away.
It was so much fun, nobody wanted it to end. But like all good things,
to an end it finally came. This was a long one folks (almost as long
as this story:). I had started setting up at 12pm and I didn't take
my weary butt home until 3am. But as tired as I was, I still had to
laugh my way home about this circus of a wedding that I was very proud
to have been a part of. In the 9-years since that wedding; I can truly
say that I've never seen a wedding that was as fun, unusual, and down
right weird as Jenn & Tony's Fairytale Butterfly/Monkey Wedding; don't
think I ever will!!!
The Post-Script to this little Fairytale is that my wife Sandie & myself
are now the proud God-parents to Jenn & Tony's two kids Jack & Natalie.
There is a strong family bond between us that began shortly before they
were married and will never be broken. Even though Jennifer
has never let me forget that I almost blew her big secret. To this day,
she still does not share any sensitive secrets with me!:)
My favorite past time or hobby
For me. it's all about the music. It's my one true passion in this
here life. But I do also like boating, fishing, and spending time with
The one item I can't live without
My Love, My Soul-Mate, My Wife!!!
Awards I've received
I won various service awards when I worked at FedEx for 21-years.
I am most proud of the fact that I'm the only employee
(at least I was at the time) to ever win the two highest awards
given to any FedEx employee. One was the Golden Falcon and the
other was called the Humanitarian award. I received that one for
pulling a man out of a burning car. Also although this is not
really an award. But, I was recognized by "DJ Times" in a
two-page article that they did about me in April '05. I still
am pinching myself over that one!
My favorite comfort food
It's a toss up between most Sushi & Thai foods.
My favorite movie
There are many, but I would have to say that the original
(not the Director's cut version) "Blade Runner" with
Harrison Ford, and Sean Young. An awesome Sci-Fi story!
Unfortunately we never really had one. Sandie & I lived together for
28-years before we actually got around to legally getting married.
And before anyone comes down on me for this; it was all her idea.
She never really wanted to get married; we weren't having any kids
so she never believed it was necessary. That is, until I retired from
FedEx and needed her insurance coverage (she still works at FedEx).
So we finally tied the knot for insurance purposes.
People I'd like to meet
I twice got to meet my musical idol, Carlos Santana. So I've already had
the true honor of meeting the one person (here on Earth) that I wanted
to meet. I hope & pray that I will one day be worthy of meeting our savior
Dog, cat, or other
We have two adorable Cockatiels. Their names are McGillicutti & Peepsqueak.
They are literally our children; since we don't have the human kind.
We raised Peepsqueak from an egg; and he is now 25-years old. They
eat with us, take showers with us, and sleep with us. We love them
both with all of our heart.
One thing I'd like to accomplish in life
To help others and make them HAPPY!:)))