What's your favorite type music?
I love 70's funk and soul! I'm also a closet Disco freak! Earth, Wind & Fire is probably my favorite band of all time. I've played "September" a thousand times, but I never get sick of it. It's just one of those "feel good" songs.
Best moment as a DJ?
Wow, there have been so many! I think seeing a bride & groom in the middle of a packed dance floor having the time of their lives. That's the best! I give it my all to make sure everything is perfect, so it's just a great payback when I have a happy couple.
How did you get your start?
My wife, Monica, and I were on vacation in Destin and we "stumbled" into a wedding. I was mesmerized by the DJ. He was doing his introductions, pumping the crowd, playing some really great music, and everyone was so into it. I thought to myself, "I can do that!". I already had a really good understanding of what goes into a wedding from my years as a drummer in cover bands. I didn't go in totally blind! That's how Nightshift Sounds Entertainment was born!
When you're not DJ'ing, you are...
In those rare moments of spare time, I like to float in the pool with Monica on Sundays and sip Mojitos or some other festive pool cocktail. It's my time to relax and recharge.
Something we don't know about you?
I'm a pretty damn good chef! Beef Wellington, Asian pot stickers, authentic Cajun Jambalaya, Ahogada Torta and New York-style pizza are my specialties (I make my own dough and sauce from scratch). My wife and I are big-time foodies!
Q&A with Marcel
MARCEL LANOUX is the owner of Nightshift Sounds Entertainment and has been a professional DJ and Emcee since 2004. During this time, he has been involved in over 500 weddings, plus countless corporate events, Mardi Gras balls and other special occasions.
Prior to founding Nightshift Sounds Entertainment, Marcel was a professional musician (drummer). He performed with many well-respected groups including ISIS, Voodoo Funk & Soul and Soul Vaxxination. A graduate of LSU, Marcel also played on the drumline of the famed “Golden Band From Tigerland”, which remains one of his proudest accomplishments.
Over the years, Marcel has shared the stage with such noted entertainers and celebrities as Harry Connick, Jr., Robin Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Rockin' Dopsie, Branford Marsalis, Irma Thomas, and Grammy-award winning composer Bill Conti (Theme from Rocky).
As Master of Ceremonies, Marcel has worked with dozens of companies including Keesler FCU, the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society, Jani-King, NAPA, Open Table, the Mississippi Humane Society. He has also Emceed for several Mardi Gras organizations including Athena, Aegis, Choctaw, Odysseus, Orpheus and others.
After 20+ years in music and entertainment, Marcel’s passion and enthusiasm is still as strong today as it has ever been. He believes that’s essential to the success of your event! As Marcel says, "For me, every event is personal! I want to give my clients the best experience possible and, at the end, have them saying 'WOW! That was awesome!'".
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