Welcome to my website and thank you for stopping by to learn about my services.
After several years of working alongside some of Boston’s finest DJ’s, I have the experience and the know-how to deliver a professional function…and a good time.
My services include a professional DJ with professional equipment for all occasions at reasonable prices.
The success of a function is often dependent on the entertainment provided to your guests. I will work with you from start to finish to ensure that your event is a positive and memorable experience.
My love of music started as a young teen growing up in NYC where we used to have "crews" that would go and spin music at various house parties.
While attending high school at Phillips Andover Academy, I continued my love of music by studying classical guitar, music theory and music history. While there were no declared majors at PA, I was acknowledged during commencement as graduating with honors in music and also reveived the Mark Larner Fellowship in The Arts. I continued to study classical guitar performance and music history during my first year at Oberlin College. Also while at Oberlin, a group of friends and I used to DJ at various parties around campus.
While I do not study or perform any more, I have a great love for classical and other musical styles that is demonstrated during intimate cocktail functions.
My professional DJ experience started by doing computerized light shows at Hurricane O'Reillys, a Downtown Boston nightclub. While there, DJ Dan of DM Productions started to teach me how to use professional DJ equipment, how to put sets of music together and how to eventually open the night until his arrival. I continued to work with him there and at other functions until working a recurring gig at the former T's Pub, a once well-known sports bar in Brighton.
While at T's Pub, I was also hired by DJ Michael of MCO Productions. By working with him, I further learned the elements of beat mixing, music selection and reading the crowd to keep them entertained. To date, I have worked over 100 weddings and various other functions with MCO Productions and still continue to work for the company today.
Atlantic Beach Club, Newport
Angelica's Restaurant and Function Hall, Middleton
Beach Breeze Inn, Falmouth
Black Rock Country Club, Hingham
Beechwood Hotel, Worcester
Butternut Farms Golf Club, Stow
Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Tremont Hotel
Bradley Estate, Canton
Brookmeadow Country Club, Canton
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RI
Commander's Mansion, Watertown
Concord Country Club, Concord, MA
Courageous Sailing Center, Charlestown
Crane Estate, Ipswich
Crowne Plaza Boston
Doubletree Guest Suites, Boston
Double Tree/Bedford Glen, Bedford
Edge Hill Golf Course, Ashfield, MA
Elm Bank, Wellesley
Endicott College, Beverly
Endicott Estate, Dedham
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
The Four Seasons, Boston
Gamble Mansion, Boston
Gibbet Hill Farm, Groton
Great Hall, Fall River
Harvard Club, Boston
Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
The Hoosic Club, Milton
The Hotel @ MIT, Cambridge
Hyatt Harborside, Boston
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Intercontinental Boston Hotel
Knights of Columbus, Arlington
Lady Christine, Boston Harbor
Lake Pearl Luciano's, Wrentham
Lake View Pavillion, Foxboro
The Lyceum, Salem
Lyman Estate, Waltham
Museum of Science, Boston
Nahant Country Club
New Seabury Country Club, Mashpee
Old Derby Academy, Hingham
Ocean Cliff, Newport, RI
Ocean View, Gloucester
Officer's Club, Newport, RI
Omni Parker House, Boston
Phoenix Room, Newburyport
Popponesset Inn, New Seabury
Publick House, Sturbridge
Raffael's Banquet Facility, Walpole
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Rhode Island Country Club, Barrington, RI
Rotunda @ Easton Beach, Newport, RI
Saphire Manor, Sharon
Shaker Hills, Harvard
Sheraton Tara, Framingham
Sons of Italy, Arlington
State Room, Boston
Sterling Country Club, Sterling
Stow Acres Country Club, Stow
The Taj, Boston
Tower Hills Botanical Garden, Worcester
Tuckerman Hall, Worcester
Veronique (Ballroom and Club), Brookline
Warren Conference Center, Ashland
Wayside Inn, Sudbury
Wedgewood Pines Country Club, Stow
Whittemore-Robbins House, Arlington
Willowdale Estate, Topsfield
Woburn Country Club
Woods Hole Golf Club, Falmouth
Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester
Bars and Clubs:
The Boyne Pub, Allston/Brighton
Hurricane O'Reillys, Boston
The Palace, Saugus
T's Pub, Brighton
I've also worked at various private residences across New England.
Thanks so much! Everyone had a great time and I really appreciate your willingness to work with my song list...those songs aren't easy to come by.
My best friend said if she didn't already have a DJ for her wedding she would have asked you!
We are using the CDs you gave me at her bachelorette party tonight!
Thanks again, it was a great experience.
Chimene LaRoche, 30th Birthday Party, The Boyne Pub, April 19, 2009
Patrick and I had so much fun at our wedding! You and Jaime did an outstanding job and everyone enjoyed themselves! I heard from so many of my guests how great the music was and how terrific you and Jaime were.
It was a pleasure to meet you and I will definitely refer anyone I know who is in need of a DJ to you.
Thank you for making our wedding day a night to remember.
Mary and Patrick Ryan, Concord Country Club, May 23, 2009
Corey played great music, the staff liked him, he was easy to work with - all great things:)
The RumBa, Intercontinental Boston Hotel, June 6, 2009
Thank you for DJing our wedding!! Everyone we talked to told us how amazing you were!! We also want you to know what a great time we all had. We always thought you were the best and once again you proved it.
May you have many more great successes in all facets of your career!
Greg & Zoila
PS Thank you for the gift CDs!!
Greg and Zoila Randall, Wedding (Private Residence, Syracuse NY), July 4, 2009
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you...it has been a pretty hectic few weeks. I would like to thank you and Jamie for providing such wonderful entertainment at our wedding. We were so happy with the music you played and professionalism you both showed throughout the evening (the cake going down was a memorable moment and you were very helpful in cleaning it up and making light of the situation).
You are more than welcome to put the pictures you took from our wedding up on your website and I would love to check it out when it is all finished.
We will highly recommend you to any of our friends in the future and we will be sure to use you for any future events we may need a DJ for. If you would like me to write up a formal letter or statement of our experience with you for your website or any other use please let me know and I will be glad to get that to you.
Thank you again!
Sarah and Bobby Gross
Sarah and Bobby Gross, Edge Hill Golf Course, Ashfield, MA, August 8, 2009
DJ RMC- Corey Rateau
How many weddings/functions do you do in a year?
I have been working in the DJ business since 2003. I currently work almost every weekend throughout the year either at a recurring gig in a bar, a private function or a wedding. Between my own bookings and working for another company, I work approximately 25-30 weddings a year.
Are we guaranteed to have you as our DJ if we book you for our function or will you send someone else?
From start to finish, I prepare your function and show up for the performance. If I am not available on the date that you request, I have a list of associates that I can refer to you.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use top of the line, state of the art equipment purchased between 2008 and 2009. This includes a Denon Mixer, Denon Dual CD/MP3 player and a powerful laptop running the latest version of Virtual DJ software. I also use a Monster power conditioner and a BBE Sonic Maximizer. These are all paired to a set of JBL powered speakers to produce the best sound possible. I also have a cordless, a wired, and a lavalier microphone. A smaller system is also available for secondary setups.
Sticking to my lightman roots, I set up LED dance lights at every function for no additional charge.
What kind of music do you have?
I have a large collection of music in CD and MP3 format covering all styles from the 40s to current club hits. I update my collection constantly. I also have an extensive collection of Irish music as well as smaller collections from other ethnicities. I pre-make CDs for each function based on playlist requests and with advanced notice I will provide any song that is not in my collection.
How much of the music can we choose for our function? Can you download music on the spot?
Basically, you can choose as much or as little as you like. Typically, I try to find out what you would like to hear, what you definitely don't want to hear, and then work on filling in the rest.
I come to every function with a sizeable collection of all styles of music as well as several hundred CDs. I try to meet with my clients and go over a playlist to ensure that I have any special songs they are hoping to hear. I believe it is more important to concentrate on the performance at hand rather than to spend time searching the internet for a song during a function. If an urgent need does arise and there is a signal available I will try my best to find any song I do not have in my collection.
What can we expect from you during our function?
I will provide you with a professional music performance and Master of Cermonies from start to finish. I do not put on a show by handing out inflatable guitars or running around the dance floor. I believe in letting the music speak for itself and when you put on a good mix, there is no need for any of that other stuff to get the crowd going. (Although I have been asked to do some old school rapping on occasion). I also limit my microphone usage primarily to make announcements.
How far will you travel?
I have worked all over New England including Massachusetts (Greater Boston, Metrowest, The Cape and Western Mass), Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island (Providence, Newport). I even recently booked a wedding for Syracuse, NY. With enough advance notice, travel is not a problem.
What are your rates?
Rates depend on the length and type of function and if there is extra travel involved. A typical five hour local wedding reception with a single set-up is usually about $1,000.
What does DJ RMC stand for?
The DJ part is obvious. The RMC part comes from my first working name, Rapmaster Corey, which was given to me several years ago by DJ Dan due to my love of old school rap music and my ability to rap many songs from memory. I've long since evolved into playing all kinds of music and did not want to have potential clients think this was all I knew, so I shortened it. I wanted to still use it as an homage to the person who got me into the biz.