The BNEG Team
Partner | Marquee DJ & MC
Partner | Marquee DJ & MC
DJ | Event Production
Partner | Marquee DJ & MC
Partner | Marquee DJ & MC
DJ | Event Production
There are Disc Jockeys… and there is Fernando Serrano. A passionate and savvy DJ with nearly 10 years of experience in the private and nightclub industries. Fernando has rocked dance floors from Ecuador to The Hamptons.
Fernando’s passion for music comes from an early age, sharing late evenings with his father as he played vinyl records in his native Ecuador. Those late nights combined with the music played throughout the family’s business complex gave Fernando the musical inclination he still enjoys today.
His desire to become a DJ came about from listening to the local dance stations late nights, recording live sets from jocks such as Junior Vasquez, Denny Tsettos, DJ Skribble to name a few. His chance to become a Disc Jockey came right after high school where he began working for one of the leading DJ companies in Northern NJ. During his tenure, he learned the ins and outs of the mobile DJ industry, and where he honed his skills as an entertaining DJ and MC while obtaining his honors B.A. from Montclair State University.
Since 2007, Fernando has performed at over 350 events (over 100 weddings) where he has served celebrity clients such as the Real Housewives of NJ, members of the NY Giants and NJ Devils amongst others. In addition, corporate clients such as H&M, Guess? Jeans, and Condé Nast have relied on Fernando’s event production skills and DJ talent to help them launch new products and hold massive Fashion Week events in New York City.
Fernando’s charisma and skills have made him a much sought after entertainer in the wedding industry. His impeccable mixing skills, ability to transcend genres, and his never-ending energy allows him to create an unforgettable DJ experience for any event. Contact him today for availability at email@example.com
Christian Meneses (alias DJ Menes) is one half of the talented BNEG team. Born and raised in NJ by Colombian parents, Christian enjoyed a childhood filled with music from all eras. His passion for the art of playing records came from listening to talented DJs on the radio each and every weekend. He began collecting music during high school and to this day his library boasts over 30,000 unique records.
After high school, he was introduced to a well-respected DJ entertainment company based in Central Jersey. During his years of working at such company, he learned the ins and outs of the Mobile DJ industry. From equipment setup and maintenance to back office management, Christian had a hands-on learning experience that solidified his passion for the industry.
Christian purchased his first set of turntables during his freshman year of college and soon gained popularity amongst his classmates and fraternities. He developed his sound and began producing his own mix tapes for exposure. His drive and personality allowed him to be tapped to play at the most popular nightlife destinations in Central Jersey. All this was achieved while he attended Kean University and obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees.
Christian is a warm and personable member of our team. His sense of humor and relentless drive has allowed him to become one of our most sought after DJs. His nightclub background as well as his mobile DJ experience allows him to develop a memorable and exciting entertainment experience for all of our clients.
His passion for music, DJ technology, and the satisfaction he gets from helping people celebrate life is still as strong as the day he first touched a record. Weddings, Sweet 16s / Quinces to elaborate corporate events, Chris can handle it all.
Contact him today for his availability at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the answers for some of the FAQs we get from couples below:
Frequently Asked Questions for BNEG: What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
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Describe your DJ style:
Stylish and Modern, we bring a decade of experience to create a personalized and modern entertainment experience. Everything we do is tailored to your style and vision, from introductions to the last dance and everything in between we customize everything to reflect your vision for your once in a lifetime celebration.
We are not your typical wedding DJ, no cheesy line dances, no obnoxious microphone chatter just you, your guests, and us providing the perfect blend of music to dance the day/night away. We will do everything in our power to ensure your celebration is perfect and that no detail is overlooked.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Absolutely not, we tailor our playlists and the musical atmosphere to your style while using our expertise.
What is your usual attire?
Formal - sharp suits, properly groomed, no shinny vests or clip-on ties ;]
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
As record junkies and professional DJs we have amassed over 75k songs and counting. If you want / need a particular song, chances are we already have it in our library and if we don't we will make sure we do before your big day as long as you provide us with an artist and song title.
How many other DJs do you work with?
As an owner-operated DJ company, we feature 2 FULL-TIME DJs and Event Hosts with a support staff of over 15 pros. (Light technicians, roadies, candid photographers, audio/visual techs, etc) Our wedding celebrations always include a 2-man team.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely, you will meet your DJ / Event Host from day one, we do not have any sales staff, there is no runaround or bait-and-switch techniques at BNEG. We pride ourselves in building a friendship with our clients so we make ourselves available to you via phone, email, Skype, and face-to-face consultations throughout the entire planning process. You will be able to communicate with your Personal DJ as many times as possible!
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We can cater to any ethnic background and we specialize in Latin weddings as two of our owners / event hosts are fluent in Spanish.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Of course! This is an key part of the planning process. We get to know you and your likes and dislikes and we will honor your do-not-play list without any reservation or hesitation. We will politely manage any requests with the utmost respect for your vision and style.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, every BNEG DJ owns his own equipment and we offer back-up sound equipment (CD Players, Mixers, Microphones and Speakers) at every event in the very unlikely occurrence of equipment failure.
What (if any) special equipment, such as lighting, photobooths, is offered with your service?
True Intelligent lighting (programmed specifically for your event), HD TV Displays, LED Uplighting, Monogram Projection, Live musicians for Ceremony/Cocktail hour. Percussionists and Guitarists to perform alongside our DJs. All our event production options / enhancements are offered on a-la-carte basis, you are free to pick any and all the options in our portfolio.
How much time do you usually need to set up?
We generally require a minimum of 1 hour to setup our equipment. Times vary by the options / offerings selected such as lighting, HD Plasma displays, etc.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
NO - thats a BIG no! We find them tacky and tasteless, the crowd's attention should be on you not on our DJ booth.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We use a modern approach to our Emcee duties, no cheesy hype chatter, we will perform all the necessary announcements and refrain from overusing the microphone, we will not dance with your guests, we will not make them uncomfortable and force them to do a line dance nor will we sing for you and your guests. We do our best to keep the spotlight on YOU.
What is your policy on taking breaks? / If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal? We do not require breaks, there is always a staff member at the DJ booth to oversee the event in the case one of our other team members needs to step out to speak with your venue staff. Meals are not required but certainly appreciated.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
You will always have music playing even when one of our staff members needs to step away from the DJ booth.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have an emergency DJ for the very unlikely chance that your personal DJ / Event Host is unavailable. Should there be an acute family emergency or health issue you will be notified well in advance. We truly care about your celebration and we will do everything in our power to make your event a memorable one.
What is your overtime rate?
$200 per hour for a standard show, $250+ for events with lighting and video options.
Do you charge for travel expenses? / If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel fees vary on location and are only applied to events outside of our normal coverage area.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Generally we take a 50% deposit for most celebrations, but this can vary with the contracted options.
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Each and every weekend we have a chance to work with some amazing vendors. From exquisite venues to talented photographers and cinematographers... we get to see first hand the dedication and talent that these fine people bring to each and every event.
We are proud to call these professionals our friends and colleagues... be sure to mention BNEG at your consult!
After 5 years in business and over 200 weddings & special events... we have developed some great relationships with some of the best venues in NJ & NYC. The following are a list of venues that recommend BNEG to their esteemed clientele and those who are a pleasure to work with! - Venues with * recommend BNEG
Naninas In The Park*
Old Tappan Manor
WE WANT YOU! We are always looking for fresh and passionate event staff to join the BNEG family. We are currently looking for event support staff, videographers and photobooth attendants.
No experience is necessary, but it is certainly useful. We do, however require:
- You must be willing to work Friday nights and weekends.
- Must have your own transportation and valid driver's license.
- Must be trustworthy and reliable.
- Must be outgoing, have a positive attitude, extremely open-minded and be able to take constructive feedback. NO negative vibes here.
We will provide all the training necessary. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you if it's a good fit.
Please note that we are not hiring DJs at this time. If you would like to become part of our DJ roster, you will have to first work in a support role to be considered.
Thank you for your time and interest.