What is it that you do?
Ben Ricci DJs is Cleveland’s Elite Entertainment Company with focus on classy wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our number one goal is to ensure a fun filled celebration with emphasis on professionalism and class. Our team of DJ/Emcee’s have been in the business for many years. Each of our DJ/Emcee’s and team members have been hand picked among the best in Cleveland. Experience is one of the most important ingredients in making the event successful. Music plays an important role as well. All DJ companies have equipment and music. Remember, what you are paying for is the ability of the DJ/Emcee to know what to play and when to play it. Without this knowledge, an event can become disastrous quickly.
Tell my readers a little about yourself and your history with music.
Ben’s love for music started at the age of seven when he received a drum set as a gift. In the 5th grade, he started playing the trumpet. Over the next few years, he realized that the trumpet was not for him. The piano grabbed his attention and he became a jazz pianist, which he continues to enjoy today. At the age of 16, Ben and his high school friend started a mobile DJ company in Cleveland, Ohio called “The Muzic & Company”. They started out performing at school dances and private parties. During this same time, Ben played keyboards and was a singer in two pop bands, Arson and The M.O.B.B. Performing in a band was short lived as his heart was in the DJ business. Several years later, Ben and his partner merged with Cleveland’s largest DJ company. This partnership lasted 6 years. Later that year, he split awayand formed Ben Ricci Ultimate Entertainment DJs. The name has changed a few times but the philosophy has stayed the same. When you have passion for something, it really shows. Nothing gives Ben more enjoyment than seeing guests at an event having a great time dancing, laughing and smiling. The key to success in this business is experience. This is not something you learn overnight. It takes years of practice and he has perfected it!
What is your favorite thing about your job?
I love music and I certainly love when people are dancing and having a great time.
What would be the most common mistake couples make when it comes to your business?
(i.e. booking late,etc.)
Not talking to me to explain the difference in what things cost. You get what you pay for.
What is your ideal day at work?
My emails are blowing up.
What is your ideal day off?
My emails are blowing up. LOL never have a day off. Always working.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Fun, Classy and Professional
What are three things you cannot live without? (Not including humans and pets)
I feel we need food, shelter and water. Everything else is wants. We all can live a simple life if wanted.
What are you reading, listening to or binge watching right now?
YouTube videos. How to sell to millennials.
What is your favorite thing to do, or place to go, in the Northeast Ohio area?
Walking along the beach and looking for sea glass, well its called lake glass. LOL
What would you tell your 16 year old self if you could?
I started at 16. Be nice and be honest to everyone.
What is your favorite dessert?
German Chocolate Cake
What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or non)?
A good bottle of French Bordeaux
Thank you so much to Ben for taking the time to answer some questions. If you would like to reach out about his awesome entertaining skills for your next event, please do so at: