Raise the Barr Entertainment is primarily a Disc Jockey and Hosting business. Simply Serendipity is our planning and coordinating business. Both sides of our company work hand in hand. No one knows how to plan an elegant evening quite like a true Wedding DJ. It may sound odd, but everything revolves around music and announcements. Once the guests first arrive they need to know where to go, where to sit, and what to do. Together we plan the music and the mood. We gladly assume the role of Host during your event.
Several years ago adding a coordinator option just made sense. After working with many coordinators who didn't understand how a party flows, or who didn't listen to their clients, we decided to expand. After all, what's the point of having a great morning if you're stressed when the moments matter most? Now we not only help with your Reception details, we'll make sure the entire day runs smoothly and is filled with all the lovely moments you desire! When adding day-of coordinating to a DJ service there are fantastic packages available. (see Coordinating page if interested).
MEET THE OWNER
Hello. My name is James Barr and I'm the Owner of Raise the Barr Entertainment + Simply Serendipity. Let me tell you a little about me and how I work. First, I'm a family man. I've been married for 9 years to my beautiful bride and we've been blessed with two gorgeous little rascals. It has been one of the greatest privileges to be able to provide for them through a career that allows me to spend more time at home. Thank you, Kansas City!
Growing up I went to the skating rink 3 times a week, played soccer, rollerbladed, and went through a "Beatles Maniac" stage. So from a young age I developed a wide pallet for great music of all genres! In college I became known for throwing the Annual Decades Dance... among other events. I soon began getting asked to do friends' weddings. After college I was hired by a big company to "fix" how they did corporate and community events. After seeing my initial success, I was transferred to several locations around the country to do the same. Local staff praised my work as "100% transformed for the better." How does this apply to a DJ?
DISC JOCKEY & HOST
It's my personal mission to help create lasting memories. I'm not just a DJ or MC, but a Host. There are many talented party throwers, but as a Wedding DJ it's crucial to give you peace of mind that your event will be in good hands. I don't just throw a dance party, I'm entrusted with the flow of your entire event. I take this very seriously!Coincidentally, this is why I also do coordinating. Smooth transitions, a warm, professional personality, and just the right amount of wit helps everything flow nicely and leaves people with a smile. Of course it makes a difference to have quality equipment, which we also value providing (see system page).
I'd love the chance to meet you face to face and discuss your big day. It's my desire to represent you well as I entertain your guests and create the right atmosphere for you. Call to set up a free consultation and let me buy you a cup of coffee.
If you have time, please read the reviews on The Knot and Wedding Wire to see what others have said. I look forward to meeting you.