Wedding days create some of the best memories, not only for the lovely couple, but the guests as well! What better way for everyone to create these amazing memories, than an entertaining reception?! DJ Russ Polland sure knows how to do that! He strives to entertain everyone in the room to create the most memorable night. Keep scrolling to see how he got into constructing unforgettable events!
Q: What was your dream job growing up?
As a kid I dreamt of being an entertainer. I remember getting a microphone for christmas when I was 6 and it became my favorite thing. My family was full of regret for giving it to me 🙂
Q: What does a typical wedding day look like for you?
On a typical wedding day I wake up early and double check the Timeline and song selections for the evening. I usually load into the venue a few hours before guests arrive to make sure everything is in place and functioning properly. Once I’m set up, I like to introduce myself to the vendor team and catch up with the folks I’ve worked with before. Once guests arrive I begin setting the vibe for the rest of the night! I love my job!
Q: How did you get into the business?
I started DJing clubs and house parties when I was living in Los Angeles in the 2000’s. After several years of recording and performing as musicians, my wife and I decided to make the move to Nashville and together with her sister and close friend as partners, we opened The Cordelle in 2014. The venue became a way for me to meet other people in the industry here and I started to DJ weddings. Through word of mouth and Venue referrals the work was picking up so fast that I decided to create my DJ business in 2015. Since then I’ve met so many amazing vendors and played some of the best venues in Nashville, Miami, Atlanta and Los Angeles. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the business here in Nashville.
Q: What is your favorite part of a wedding day/event day?
My favorite part of a wedding is that magic that happens when I play the last song and see the couple overjoyed and surrounded by their family and friends. The reason this particular moment resonates so much is I get the feeling that love overcomes everything else…I see it happen…it’s real!
Q: Who would be your dream celebrity to play for?
Harry Styles, I definitely think It’d be a good party, very bespoke!
We loved chatting with you DJ Russ! Thank you for taking the time to let us and our clients get to know you a little better!