Welcome to Hounddawg Entertainment. I developed Hounddawg Entertainment from my passion for music as a musician, singer and entertainer for most of my life. I've performed in numerous bands across the country and overseas and spent the last decade singing and hosting in karaoke bars.
I started as a DJ 22 years ago by working a wedding reception for a young couple that couldn't afford the standard "high priced, professional" DJ. Since I had experience as the sound person for most of my bands, I offered my services. Needless to say everything worked out great and I found it was a great feeling helping a couple start their lives together with a celebration that was fun, organized and memorable. I carry that philosophy to this day. Provide quality, fun and professional, personalized entertainment services at an affordable price.
For military functions, you would be hard pressed to find someone who knows more than I for any Navy and Marine Corps event. I retired with 27 years in the Navy and have planned and attended every event possible in my military capacity before I became a DJ. I offer all my advice and experience to plan your event to include retirements, khaki balls, Navy and Marine Corps Birthdays, Command picnics and Christmas parties. And I have access to all bases, a working relationship with MWR and MCCS and have already performed in most all base venues/clubs in Southern California so I'm already familiar with layouts and setups at your event.
Through the years, I've also met numerous great people that I partner with depending on the needs of the event. Everything from videographers to photographers to bartenders to security. My intention is to be your one-stop coordinator and entertainer. You focus on enjoying your event, I'll do all the work.
Company name history: Where did hounddawg come from? I was the guitarist and a singer in Shades of Blue, a blues band in Jacksonville North Carolina. The harmonica player Ron Spruill (currently heading "Ronnie Ray and the Coolers") once said "all good bluesmen have stage names". So we chose a spin off of one of my favorite Bluesmen Hound Dog Taylor and it stuck.