"Adam is a talented and outstanding DJ, host and organizer, who has a passion for his work."
Mission Statement: My mission is to consistently provide my clients and their guests with high quality musical entertainment. I will work closely with you to customize a soundtrack that creates a memorable event.
"The thing we liked most about Adam is his genuine desire to make your event fun, memorable, and overall successful."
For over 20 years now, I've been privileged enough to DJ at many different venues. After growing up with a passion for music and electronics (amplifiers, speakers, etc.), I began my career as a DJ performing at college parties and friends' weddings in the mid nineties, even DJ'd at some school dances, and a few clubs and raves, back in the day! After working for some local DJ companies, and going through the event planning process first hand with my wedding in 2002, I decided that I wanted to provide a DJ service far beyond what is normally offered as a mobile DJ. So I decided to move forward and start my own business in 2003: Adam's DJ Service! Since July of 2007, this is how I’ve made my full-time income to help feed my family and pay the bills. About 5 years ago, I launched a 2nd company, NW Event Lighting, a business specializing in all sorts of lighting to provide a “wow” factor at events! I also freelance as an audio, video and lighting tech for other AV companies, I lead teams for a national linen company at larger events and you might even catch me helping install vinyl artwork for a friend on another day! Covid Update: ADJS is now again taking live events. After working for the federal governement, a bank and a pharmacy...and getting vaccinated in February 2021, it's time to get back to having events. Right?
Even though I can be seen utilizing my DJ skills (turntable style mixing, seamless mixing in key and on beat, custom remixes and edits, etc.) at holiday parties, class reunions, corporate events, birthdays and anniversaries, weddings hold a special place in my heart. The first reason weddings hold a special place in my heart is that I was recently married (now 17 years and counting!), so I know how much time and effort goes into planning the perfect day (I’ve learned a lot over the years and I continue to learn...yes, even after 2000+ weddings & events!). I will always go out of my way to do my best and make sure that your dream wedding becomes a reality!
I do this by providing information to help you plan and customize the music and flow of events for your wedding; I also cover all bases and make sure all steps are taken to ensure that your business transaction with me goes smoothly from beginning to end. Nothing makes me happier than to see a my clients and their guests enjoy their favorite dance tunes at their events! Since I do this full time, my clients use me as a resource to plan their entire event, not just help with music at their event. I'm about more than just music, as I take pride in helping my clients with all production aspects of their events (Audio, Video, Lighting, Decor, etc.). If I can't do it in house, I can refer the professionals you need for your event through the relationships I've made within great organizations like the US Disc Jockey Association, NACE, ABC, ILEA, The Wedding Network Seattle or even some local chambers of commerce and CVBs! My underground alter ego, DJ Tgro, has earned a residency with www.thedjsessions.com. I have been a co-host on a local radio program discussing nightlife, DJ culture and then some!
Keep in mind, now that my hobby turned side business turned career has blown up, I book events up to two years in advance! So it’s never too early to meet with me and see how I can help make your event a success!
Whether your event is in a back yard, on a boat, at the top of the Space Needle or at a fancy hotel, I can accommodate you. Whether your event has 20 people (my smallest event) or more than 2,000 people, I will always do my best for you.
My uniquley professional and entertaining style as a DJ and MC has earned me many referrals and recommendations from wedding planners, venues, caterers, photographers, many other vendors and many happy clients. All I ask is for an opportunity to be of service to you and help make that special event a memory you can cherish for the rest of your days.
People always ask me what makes me different than other DJs out there, and if it had to be one thing, it would be my passion for music, people, sound and lighting gear! Otherwise, my unique edits and remixes are fun to surprise people with, my seamless mixing style utilizing the Denon DJ Engine Prime platform keeps people dancing and the personalization I try to put into every event to play relevant songs at the right times, set me apart from the rest. Not to mention, I hear I am a decent MC, too. So all I ask for is an opportunity to serve you and help you pull off a successful event.
Thank you for taking the time to look through my website! And please let me know if I can be of service to you.
Adam Tiegs – President, Business Owner and Professional Disc Jockey (+ AVL Swiss Army Knife!)
Some of Adam's Favorite Artists of all time: Led Zeppelin / Depeche Mode / Deadmau5 / Bob Marley / AC DC / Daft Punk / Queen / Alice In Chains / Michael Jackson (old school!) / Nora En Pure / Beastie Boys / Wolfgang Gartner (Joey Youngman) / Tom Petty / Junkie XL (Tom Holkenborg) / James Brown / Above & Beyond / Nine Inch Nails / Gigamesh / Eagles / London Grammar / Paul Van Dyk / Soundgarden / Journey / Tiesto / Madonna / Dr. Dre / Zedd / Dire Straits / Black Keys / Stevie Wonder / BT / Frank Sinatra / Foreigner / Hardwell / Pearl Jam / David Guetta / Jack Johnson / Robert Miles / Twenty One Pilots / Fitz & The Tantrums / Pink Floyd / Avicii / Griz / Black Keys / Martin Garrix / Disclosure / Bruno Mars / Bassnectar / Allen Stone /Seven Lions / Hozier (because my wife loves him!) / Supertramp / Elderbrook / Snoop Dogg / Black Tiger Sex Machine / Chris Stapleton / Ben Bohmer / Peter Gabriel / Boogie Hill Faders
Some of Adam's Favorite "Dance" Songs of all time: Twist and Shout - Beatles / Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-lot / Low - FloRida / Let's Stay Together - Al Green / Free Fallin' - Tom Petty / Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard / Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies / 1999 - Prince / Rusty Cage - Soundgarden / Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics / For An Angel - Paul Van Dyk / All My Love - Led Zeppelin / Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin / At Last - Etta James / Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan / Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra / Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson / Oh Yeah - Yello / Red Alert - Basement Jaxx / Three Little Birds - Bob Marley / Send Me An Angel - Real Life / Closer - Nine Inch Nails / Sea Of Love - Honeydrippers / La Grange - ZZ Top / Just Breathe - Telepopmusik / Lowrider - War / Moondance - Van Morrison / Ghosts & Stuff – Deadmau5 / Bodyrock - Moby / I Know You Want Me - Pitbull / Man In The Box - Alice In Chains / Around The World - Daft Punk / Brick House - Commodores / Humpty Dance - Digital Underground / That's Amore - Dean Martin / Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO / You Shook Me All Night Long - AC DC / Gangnam Style - Psy / West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys / Forever - Wolfgang Gartner & Will I. Am / Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen / Three Little Birds - Bob Marley / Shotgun – Zedd / Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye / Get Lucky - Daft Punk / You Spin Me Round - Dead Or Alive / Hotel California - Eagles / Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals / Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees / Billie Jean - Michael Jackson / No Rain - Blind Melon / Gone, Gone, Gone - Phillip Phillips / Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye / Wake Me Up - Avicii / Celebrate Tonight - Allen Stone / Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars / Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake / The Walker - Fitz & The Tantrums / September - Earth Wind & Fire / Respect - Aretha Franklin / Don't Forget About Me - Simple Minds / Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode / My House - Flo Rida / Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited / Greenlight - Pitbull / 24K Magic - Bruno Mars
And Adam really enjoys House Music!
For the gear nuts out there, here are some of the instruments/tools I have DJ'd with over the years:
I started in college with two Fischer portable CD players and an Optimus Radio Shack mixer. When power was pulled at parties, and plugged back in after silence and boos on the dance floor, the song would pick back up where it left off!
My first official DJ setup was a Pioneer DJM-300 with two Pioneer CDJ-100s (most of my music was on CD). I added some roland midi gear and Technics SL1200 M3D Turntables - purely for experimentational purposes. I have played many hours on these with Pioneer DJM-500/600/900 mixers, Roland, Vestax, Rane, Numark and Denon Mixers, too!
After collecting many records, I still liked the precision with the CD players, especially when Pioneer came out with the CDJ 800s and 1000s. So I ran through some of those, and 800 mk2s as well before the next step.
Denon HD-2500 was my weopon of choice for most events from 2007-2017. I still take it out and use it for most wedding ceremonys and non-dancing events. It is so reliable and there is a proprietary function for background music at events that is unmatched in any current DJ technology (c-fade and relay play). I wish Denon DJ would bring this back in their next Prime firmware update!...
Denon SC-5000 Prime media players and the X1800 Prime mixer are my current weapon of choice for mixing music and especially for dance floors! This combination of instruments is amazing at mixing music - allows me to be an open format DJ machine! I like the Denon Prime setup because it doesn't require a laptop and has some serious technology with making sure the music sounds awesome when sped up or slowed down. These units have processors built in and are connected via network cable to share data (songs, cue points, bpm, etc.). I can DJ on CDJ-2000s and DJM style mixers, even tried Serato, Virtual DJ, Traktor and controllers. This setup eclipses them all, IMHO. And now I like to take out the Denon DJ Prime 4 or even the more compact Denon DJ Prime GO - DJing on a whole new level. I don't know if I'll ever be able to sell my Technics turntables and Mixars Duo (yes, I even tried out the Pioneer S-9!), because that setup keeps me grounded! (pun intended!)
I have an array of Shure microphones and have added (6) Shure QLX Digital systems in 2018/2019. Their sound quality (SM58 or KSM8) is amazing and the reliability is top notch! Especially with signal distribution and directional, amplified paddle antennas! Soundcraft UI Mixers (24r and 16) are in the toolbox as well, and are frequently the "brain centers" of my audio setups. I currently utilize (4) EV Evolve 50 speakers, (2) EV EKX 18" subwoofers and (4) QSC K8 speakers when necessary.
Feel free to ask me about other gear, like projectors, video switchers, lighting tools and other gear I use on a regular basis!