Michael, CEO, Partner M & T Event Entertainment
Welcome to M & T Event Entertainment! It is great to meet you!
I am the CEO of M & T Event Entertainment. I stumbled into this profession awhile back when I started hosting karaoke and it quickly grew into hosting weddings. Even though I will always have a great admiration for karaoke, I found weddings to be my true calling. I started on a quest to learn everything that I could in order to create a better experience for you. Learning from some great people who freely shared their experiences helped me grow as a performer. My heart is truly grateful for everything that they have taught me.
I use my talent to make guests feel comfortable.They are free to laugh, cry, and even act a little crazy if they want to. I look for folks who want to put ideas to work in a signature event that is creatively designed. Together, we will amaze and delight your guests. They will always fondly remember your special day.
Tori, CTO, Partner M & T Event Entertainment
I was in kindergarten when I experienced being an actor in my first play. I actually missed the performance of that play due to being taken to the hospital. A childhood illness had reared its ugly head. At one point, I took guitar lessons and continued to perform and sing throughout my school and Sunday school years. I took up the trumpet in middle school.
In college, I picked up the guitar again. Self-taught this time, a few months later I was in a band. I went through a lot of bands and I started touring with one band for a time. I experienced recording albums, videos and was even offered a record contract. The band had a fight over the record contract and broke up. I finished college and left the dream of being a rock star behind.
Of course, owning a PA system gets lots of hey can you bring…? Well, I DJ’ed quite a few weddings and other events back then. CD’s had just come out but mostly I used cassettes. It is not easy DJing with cassettes but I did it. When I met Mike, I was performing at the local open mic events every week and helping to host the events. Once again people were interested in my music. I began writing songs again and people were asking me to play with them. No, I don’t play much anymore.
When we met
I also was doing a comedy show fairly regularly and was one of the regular players for over a year. Mike and I hit it off and we decided to start this company. We pooled our resources and M & T Event Entertainment was born. My passion for music and performing, along with my electronics and computer science background, makes M & T Event Entertainment unique.
Yes, I do still DJ. Not as often as Mike does but yes I can do it. I can mix songs as well. Our styles are very different though, so you won’t find us mixing with one another. When I am with Mike, I am handling the tech or the photo booth or any of the other hundred little things I do in the background to keep the event running smoothly. Nothing ever just happens.
What the heck is she doing?
At any given event you may find me mixing music, setting up equipment, fixing something that is not working or lying on the ground tying down tent flaps to keep the tent dry. (Yes, it is true. I have done that more than once in a good dress. that is why I wear black slacks now)
I do whatever it takes to make the event better. While I do DJ on my own, I prefer working as a team with my husband Mike. In this case, the team is truly greater than the sum of the individuals. We have a passion for this and it is not just a job. It is our responsibility to make your day special. We only have one chance to get it right. There are no retakes.
Live from New York, it’s Saturday…oops. But seriously, your event can be compared to a live TV show. Only one take, one chance to get it right. We enjoy having fun and helping you create the best day possible. It is something that we take very seriously. Well, I am off to work on creating the next big thing. Is it a new photo booth? Is it a really cool lighting rig? … stay tuned to find out… I hope to work with you on your special event soon!