Posts Tagged ‘DJ’

Official DJ Of The Grand Opening Of The Morris Inn!

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

The Morris Inn on the campus of Notre Dame closed for renovation back in November 2012. It has been a long 10 months but the Morris Inn is now reopen and read for lodgers visiting Notre Dame and South Bend, just in time for football! The renovation of the included the construction of an all new ballroom for wedding receptions, parties, corporate functions etc, called the Smith Ballroom. The Morris Inn had it’s grand reopening blowout with the Notre Dame Marching Band, Notre Dame Color Guard, Notre Dame Cheerleaders and the Music Machine!

Master DJ Paul Chamberlin owner of the Music Machine had the  honor of being chosen to the official DJ at the grand opening of the Smith Ballroom in the Morris Inn on the campus of the University of Notre Dame! Also there was MichaelAngelos “The Event Company” decorating the ballroom and pre-event area fantastically. Below you will find some great images, we took  from the event. We look forward to working many fabulous weddings at the Morris Inn, the Living Room of Notre Dame.

To see more images from the grand opening of the Smith Ballroom in the Morris check out our Facebook albumThe Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn
Notre Dame DJ, Disc Jockey
Reception Hall at Notre Dame
Pre-Event Area Morris Inn, Notre Dame
Notre Dame Marching Band!!
Location Morris Inn, the Smith Ballroom
Official Disc Jockey Music Machine
Decor MichaelAngelos “The Event Company”

Disc Jockey Philosophy

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Michiana party friends, fellow DJs, music fans… The Music Machine found an article in InTheMix this week that I would like to share.  It’s about the “secrets” to success in my chosen profession.  So many disc jockeys believe that their mixing skills are enough.  There sometimes seems to be a lack of regard, and sometimes complete disdain, for personality and connection.    Even the most celebrated entertainers in EDM know this is not the case.  Here’s the bit from world famous DJ Norman Cook… you may have heard of him as Fatboy Slim!

Brighton veteran Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, was the first of the DJ mentors to arrive, armed with a handwritten list of his golden rules. He also has a compelling story to tell about managing the excesses of DJ life. Here’s what he’s learned over an illustrious DJ career.

“Always make sure you’re having 20-percent more fun than your crowd. You have to lead by example. It’s one of the basic rules of DJing. It’s ironic me saying this, because I actually gave up drinking three years ago. But for the majority of my DJ career, I felt that I had to be very much ‘in the party’.

This is probably the most important one. The only perceived wisdom that that I can give from my own personal experience, is that mixing skills are secondary to your personality, the music you play, and how you play it. Highly technical DJs like Carl Cox are still always looking out at the audience. At the end of the day, you’re there to have a connection with the crowd, and to share a common experience through the music. You’ve got to make them think that you’re their friend, and vice versa.

And there is a certain look you get [from the dancefloor] that says, Yeah, I’m really enjoying this. Otherwise you might get a look that says, ‘What the #^%@ are you doing?’ It’s not just about sitting in your bedroom and doing this really clever mix, it’s also about entertaining people. It’s not such a difficult principle to latch onto.

I believe at the heart of dance music there’s a constant, which is to provide the soundtrack for young people going out and escaping. It’s a common celebration. Though the noises might change slightly, the reason why we do this doesn’t change. The politics don’t shift from the left to the right.”

“Have 20-percent more fun than your crowd”… “Always looking out”… “very much in the party”…. These are the rules!


Elkhart Wedding DJ Chris & Abby

Monday, August 20th, 2012

It was a beautiful day on Saturday for the Elkhart wedding of Chris & Abby. You could not have asked for a more perfect day to get married outside at this wedding and the Music Machine had the honor of being the DJ company that entertained the guests at the reception, held at Christiana Creek Country Club in Elkhart.

The Music Machine DJ arrived early and was ready to go before the wedding ceremony began out on the golf course. Abby and her bridesmaids waited in the banquet hall and our DJ played a few fun tunes for the ladies that got them dancing.

Elkhart DJ, Disc JockeyWhat better way to start your wedding ceremony than with a happy dace. A couple of songs that our DJ entertained the bridal party with was I Got A Feeling by Black Eyed Peas, Chappel Of Love, and sent them outside to White Wedding by Billy Idol.

After the ceremony it was back inside for a cocktail hour of Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Paul Anka and many others requested by the newlyweds. For their first dance our DJ spun Rascal Flatts song for the first dance.

It was a great night at this Elkhart Wedding with a wide selection of music being loved by the guests. Our DJ played a wide selection of disco, hip hop, rock and pop and yes the most popular song of the year was requested, Call Me Lately. Thanks to the Matt and the staff of Christiana Creek, our DJ had a great time working with them.

If you would like to see more images from the wedding of Chris & Abby check out our facebook page, our DJ got several great shots of the decor and wedding at Christiana Creek!


Congratulations to Chris & Abby, it was great working with you and we wish you many happy years together! Thanks for hiring the Music Machine.

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Christiana Creek Country Club
DJ: Music Machine

South Bend Wedding | DJ

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

We already posted some pictures and details from the fabulous South Bend wedding of Daniel & Sara at Tippecanoe Place. Their wedding ceremony took place at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame. The wedding reception followed in downtown South Bend on the grounds of the historic home of the Studebaker family. Music Machine master DJ Paul Chamberlin had the honor of being Daniel & Sara’s wedding DJ and MC. It was one of the many hot days we have experienced this summer, but this bride, groom and their wedding guests came to party and the dance floor was filled all night to the all too early end of the reception. As disc jockeys this is the type of wedding that we love!

Well the fantastic team at Wedding Day Cinema created this trailer of the day’s events, check it out!



South Bend DJ | Palais Royale

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Every wedding is a dream come true, special and unique and we have the privilege of helping many South Bend brides achieve their dream wedding and reception every year. As DJs in South Bend helping accomplish these wedding dreams for brides in northern Indiana, is very rewarding and fulfilling and we treasure the memories from every one of our former brides and grooms. Every so often though a wedding reception comes along that is one for the record books where guests, newlyweds and the disc jockey just clicks into one unstoppable rocking party that you wish would never end. A wedding reception that we will never forget.

The wedding reception of Aimee and Mark is one of those events. Aimee and Mark were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame and chose the Palais Royale, in South Bend, for their wedding reception. From the moment the guests entered the Palais Royale, the fun just didn’t stop until the lights came on. It kicked off with an incredibly sweet toast by the maid of honor and an equally touching toast by the best man. From there the Aimee and Mark cut their spectacular looking cake and took to the dance floor and were soon joined by their family and friends.

Later in the reception the groomsmen rolled a piano into the center of the dance floor and Mark sat down at the ivory while Aimee led everyone in a rousing rendition of Piano Man. Check out the images below, this was one wedding for the our record books!

Wedding: Notre Dame Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception: Palais Royale in South Bend
Photographer: Valentino’s Photographics
Cake: Rascia’s
Entertainment: Music Machine

Notre Dame Wedding Disc Jockey

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Easter is next weekend and after that the 2012 wedding season will kick into high gear. It is a busy season us at the Music Machine, as disc jockeys, and we are looking forward to all of the up coming weddings and assisting in making the wedding receptions of our brides and grooms just spectacular!

In anticipation of all the wonderful weddings this season, we thought we would take a moment to look backward to one of the beautiful and spectacular weddings we had the pleasure of providing disc jockey and master of ceremonies services at last summer. Here are some of the lovely images from Amanda Fales Photography from the wedding of Kendra and Pierre.

Kendra and Pierre were married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame. The wedding reception followed at the historical Palais Royale in downtown South Bend, one of our favorite reception venues to DJ at! It was a joyous and emotional happy wedding reception, with lots of laughter, fun and most of all dancing!You can see more gorgeous images from this beautiful wedding on the Amanda Fales blog.

Later in the night these guys showed up! What a really fun wedding reception and we feel honored to have provided the disc jockey entertainment for it! You can read more on this wedding at our original post South Bend Wedding DJ Tango.

Wedding: Basiclica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame
Reception Venue: Palais Royale
Entertainment: Music Machine
Photography: Amanda Fales Photography
Decore: Michaelangelos

And don’t forget Music Machine’s sister company!

South Bend DJ | Daddy-Daughter Dance

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

There is one party that I always look forward to being the DJ at every year, especially since I have a daughter myself, that is the Daddy Daughter Dance. What a great night I had at the Century Center!  Over 1100 guests attended the 2012 South Bend Parks & Recreation Department’s annual Daddy-Daughter Dance and it was a real pleasure to be the disc jockey, again!

The Daddy Daughter Dance  is an excellent chance for some quality time with our best little girls.  Sweethearts from age 3 to 12, dressed up like the princesses, they are escorted by their fathers, for an evening of music, dancing,photos  & fun!  Lots of news crews came too!  Check out the video from WNDU that happened to feature The Music Machine!


South Bend Daddy Daughter DanceNext month Mothers & Sons get their turn on March 21st at the historic Palais Royale Ballroom.  Tickets on sale now.  These events regularly sell out!  Register online at  or visit the O’Brien Center 321 E. Walter St. South Bend, IN 46614


Warsaw Weddign DJ | Bridal Expo

Friday, January 20th, 2012

It is the wedding planning season and Music Machine is again providing the disc jockey and master of ceremonies, for the 2nd Warsaw Bridal Expo fashion show! Our owner and Master DJ Paul Chamberlin will there to talk with you about our excellent DJ services. We are looking forward to meeting with all the Warsaw brides and grooms!

Where & When
Orthopaedic Capital Center at Grace College
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Noon-4 p.m.

Stop by, say hi and learn how Music Machine can make your wedding reception a grand success!

Also in attendance will our other service:

Culver Wedding DJ | Lindsay & Ryan

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Music Machine was the disc jockey, in Culver, for the wedding reception of Lindsay & Ryan at the Woodcraft Camp Mess Hall. This rustic set wedding reception was a lot of fun to be the disc jockey for! These wedding guests and our beautiful bride and handsome groom were ready to party and the dance floor was packed for the entire night.

The Woodcraft Camp Mess Hall is a really interesting set up with sweeping angled columns along the middle. The room is designed for open air with screens all around the space. However, in true camp spirit, the weather was cold and windy. Plan B took effect and custom tarps were in place around building. It did NOT dampen the spirits of the bridal party or the guests and everyone enjoyed the event.

Our Tivoli Photo Booths was in place for instant photo strips and a scrapbook for Mr. & Mrs. Rogers.

Congratulations to Lindsay & Ryan and thank you for hiring Music Machine and Tivoli Photo Booths to entertain at your wedding reception!

Not only was the Music Machine there but our sister company was too!

Reception Venue: Woodcraft Camp Mess Hall
Disc Jockey: Music Machine
Photo Booth: Tivoli Photo Booths

South Bend Wedding DJ | Tango at the Palais Royale

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Music Machine had the honor of being the DJ for the wedding reception of Kendra & Pierre. Our newlyweds choose the beautiful Palais Royale in downtown South Bend, for their wedding reception celebration.  As a South Bend wedding DJ, we couldn’t imagine a more fun or better group of people to be the entertainers of . As always, the Palais Royale was a pleasure to work in, as a South Bend Wedding DJ,  the staff was great and banquet hall is classically beautiful.

Our bride & groom came prepared to Tango,  for their first dance, to the delight of all their family, friends and our DJ staff.  Wedding DJ South Bend

After the main wedding reception festivities of the cake cutting, first dance, father daughter dance, mother son dance and bridal party dance, the groomsmen stepped out of the room to return looking like these guys! So cool!

Location: Palais Royale
Entertainment: Music Machine