Lee’s DJ career started in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Influenced by the eclectic & funky music that became known as the “Minneapolis sound” (Prince, Shelia E, The Time), Lee began looking for a way to express his own musical creativity and found his way to a pair of turntables.
After several years of paying dues spinning for local bars Lee was hired as the Director of Entertainment for America Live – a 60,000 square foot multi entertainment complex featuring 5 different nightclub concepts under 1 roof. Here he spent the next several years traveling the Midwest opening new properties, training DJs and managing the music format for all 5 concepts.
During this time he learned the important skill set of reading a crowd’s body language and adapting the music set to keep people happy which of course is crucial for any type of special event. His mentor taught him to appreciate how much impact the DJ/music has on the overall success of an event and how room awareness is the DJs best attribute.
Eventually Lee was recruited as the resident DJ for a chain of high profile nightclubs in South Florida. After fine tuning his craft by spinning the Miami’s hottest clubs and hosting a weekly live radio mix show, Lee was ready to move west and take the challenge of an even larger market.
DJ Lee hit the Los Angeles club scene in 2003 and quickly became one of the town’s most in-demand talents for nightclubs, lounges and all types of special events.
He’s held many weekly residences and Hollywood’s top venues, was the official DJ for Mercedes-Benz LA Fashion Week and was also featured in several Las Vegas DJ showcases.
Additionally, he is frequently booked to spin for some of LA’s most elite clientele and parties such as the Oscars, Emmys, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jeffery Katzenberg, Don Mischener, Seal, Jim Carry, Heidi Klum, American Idol, Dreamworks, Sony, Disney, NBC Universal, Saks Fifth Ave and many more.
His ability to read a crowd and adjust the music programming accordingly is second to none and always insures that the vibe and energy in the room are on point with zen like focus & precision.
With a radio background but humble attitude he can MC any wedding or corporate event in a way that is commanding but not cheesy or obnoxious.
Lee’s music knowledge runs very deep, with a chameleon-like ability to blend any genre of music seamlessly. Lounge, House, Top 40, Rock, Funk, Soul, Latin, 80’s, Disco and Hip Hop can all be found in his mix.
**Lee won the Biz Bash “DJ of the year” award and his wedding company: Hey Mister DJ has been nominated the last 2 years in a row for California Wedding Day’s “Best of Brides” award. Hey Mister DJ has over 130 Five Star reviews on Wedding Wire/The Knot. He just released his first book “How to Hire a Killer Wedding DJ” which can be found on Amazon.
Lee is a pro and a breeze to work with. After we first met him, we immediately felt confident in his expertise and ability to work a crowd. I was very particular with not wanting a stereotypical “cheesy wedding DJ” and Lee is totally cool, no cheese at all. Lee did a great job of pulling songs from our playlist while adding in some of his own (great) choices when he felt like it was needed. So many of our guests commented on how much they loved the music at our wedding! Also, the lighting package we ended up renting through Lee worked out great. It really brought an otherwise boring room to life. There were many things I was stressed about leading up to the big day, but the DJ was not one of them – I had full confidence in Lee and he really did a wonderful job.Kendal, Wedding Wire Review
Lee took the mood of the room and combined it with my husband and my love of music…. Lee found the perfect balance for the room and to keep the dance floor going! During our dinner he provided the best “cool” lounge feel and I heard many compliments for the feeling of the room! Music no doubt provided a big part in that! Lee was great at listening to our guests requests but using his discretion for what to actually play! I would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for a professional, quality DJ service. I am already planning to book him for our next event!!Libby, Wedding Wire Review
Lee went above and beyond for my wedding!! He was so helpful in putting together all of my song suggestions in a way that flowed with the night. The location of the dance floor at our venue was not the most conducive to dancing, but I credit Lee with reading the room and getting everyone really excited to dance. We danced the night away and could’ve continued for even longer. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking for a professional, kind, thoughtful and genuine DJ!!Rachael, Wedding Wire Review
DJ Lee is absolutely amazing and I recommend to all brides who want to have a GREAT, carefree/stressfree wedding. From the initial consultation to the actual day of the wedding, Lee has been very responsive and professional. He had good recommendations and kept the party going. He also worked with my coordinator and best friend on creating the BEST flashmob/rave ever. Can’t say enough good things about Lee…!Phyllis, Wedding Wire Review
Lee Dyson is simply the best! He really set the tone for our entire wedding, and we couldn’t be happier. He was professional and really understood what we wanted. Every song he played was perfect. Our families do not dance at all, but everyone still came up to me and complimented Lee. He just reads the crowd so well. Thank you Lee for being a part of our special day. We really hope that we can work with you again in the future!!Tammy, Wedding Wire Review
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