DJ CRAIG -AKA BUGSIE
PRINCIPAL DJ / MC / OWNER
I love music and how it encompasses every aspect in our lives from work to pleasure. I began to actively incorporate interactive team building games and music for my corporate clients Microsoft, XBOX, Starbucks, Nintendo etc. which we still do today. Next I turned my focus to weddings. Planning, creating and putting into effect the perfect wedding is probably the most rewarding career choice one can make when you see the love in the room and the appreciation from the family and friends. It is always an honor to be part of such an incredible day where two people start there journey together adding new members to there family and making dreams come true.
It’s the best feeling in the world doing something you love.
My favorite thing about a wedding is the ceremony is it reminds me every time of the vows I took on my wedding day.
In my free time I like to take trips with my family to Seaside, Oregon, and the Washington Peninsula.
Experience: 20+ years
PRINCIPAL DJ & MC
I can say without a shred of doubt in my mind that music is the passion of my life. Whether it’s discovering a new song and knowing that people are going to love it, seeing a show live, or finding the perfect two songs to go together for dancing, I absolutely love what I do. With nearly 10 years under my belt at Bugsie Productions, I can honestly say that any job that comes after this one is going to seem dull by comparison.
Getting to see people constantly on one of the best days of their life is something not many people get to experience more than a few times – and I get to do it with every single wedding I do, and it’s never not magical. It’s never something that gets boring, and it’s never something I’ll take for granted. This day is about you, and it’s my job to make sure that people are having a good time.
If all you take from this bio is this, I will be stoked: Remember, it’s not just about the music you want at your wedding. It’s the personality of the DJ that’s going to be crucial to the flow of the evening. As a wedding couple, you need to find that DJ that has a personality that matches with your own, because the people at your wedding are the people you’ve surrounded yourself with your entire lives. They are extensions of yourselves, and being able to speak on the microphone, play music, and control the flow in a way that matches your personalities is the key to a truly amazing DJ experience.
I love, love, love, love what I do here. I’m thankful every single day that I joined an improv class ten years ago at Everett Community College, and found Craig. I’ve had some of the most fun of my life these last few years, and can’t wait to meet all of you that are getting married. I’d love to have a meeting to get to know you, and figure out exactly what you want to make your day both unique and as dang close to perfect as can be.
In my free time, I voice act, listen to audio books, watch a lot of anime, play way too many video games, and try to make it to as many music festivals as I can. I hope to see you soon!
PRINCIPAL DJ & MC
Music to me is one of the purest forms of expression. It's a catalyst for emotion, a vessel for sharing culture, and most importantly, earth's universal love language.
Growing up in a diverse household, I was always listening to old school Hip-Hop, R&B, and Funk from a multitude of artists before my time. Although I couldn't really put my finger on it at the time, due to the way music was able to help me open up, unlock thoughts and feelings I couldn't understand before, I knew it would always have a special place in my life and become a part of who I am today.
At a young age I learned to produce my own music, joining and attending Digital Music club during lunch and after school, building beats from scratch, expressing myself through one of the few ways I knew how. Since then, I've learned to record and have worked with friends and classmates wanting to explore musical expression.
My love for music has guided me through life, opening up my eyes to the vast world we live in. Every time I traveled, it helped me to better understand the new environments I was in, the new people I encountered, and through open ears I’ve learned how crucial it is to culture and experiences.
While attending university, I became the Multicultural chair for my Campus Activities Board, planning and organizing events focused on culture, food, and MUSIC. I could see the way it brought people together and I learned that it didn't matter what background you came from or what language you spoke, because at the end of the day it’s all about what it makes your soul feel.
I joined Bugsie Productions during the summer of 2020 with one goal in mind, to build on and share my love and passion for music to those who were ready to listen. I love being a part of something bigger than myself and being able to provide a space for others to embrace the things they love. There is nothing better than feeling the thump of a kick drum rattle through your body, the hiss of a hi-hat sliding over your ear drums, or the pluck of a string trickling through the air around you . Music is best heard live and what better way to do so than elevating life's happiest moments.
In my free time I love to travel, see views, try food from all over, attend music festivals and concerts. Any place with a decent sound system, great food, and good vibes, and I'm there!
Can't wait to meet and join you for your special occasion, because as they say, you can't spell MUSIC without “U” and “I”.