Meet Gene Hasegawa

“We don’t just want to play music for your wedding, but we want to be the glue that holds the event together and keeps it flowing, so that there is nothing for you to do but enjoy your special day.”

–Gene

How did Gene start working at Buckeye Entertainment?

Gene got his start as a roadie for Byron and others, as an extra set of hands at weddings.  As we grew, we found having that extra set to help with the logistics of getting everything where it needed to go made everyone’s life much easier.  But, between his love for music of all tastes and an affinity for grand affairs, it wasn’t long before Gene was interested in becoming more involved.  He’s now a staple of the crew with his own parties to rock!

 

Who is Gene, though?

He spent the first seven years or so of his life in Japan, but Gene was born in the States in Los Angeles, California.  His hobbies include collecting music, learning new dishes to cook, and reading anything within reach.  Gene is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Ohio State University.

 

Neat!  How does he feel about weddings?

“I mentioned having a love for grand affairs earlier and nowhere does that apply better than at weddings.  They are the perfect combination of a monumental event in a person’s life involving a serious commitment, and a big fun party where everybody celebrates that commitment.  My favorite part is probably the recessional of the ceremony.  Throughout the whole ceremony (and the whole day, for the bride and groom), excitement slowly bubbles up and builds as words are repeated and rings are exchanged, but the moment when the couple turns around to walk back down the aisle is just incredible.  The officiant announces them for the first time as a married couple, the music blasts above the cheering and clapping, and everybody is all smiles because it is one of those perfect moments.”

 

Favorite music?

“It depends on what I’m doing at the time, since music tends to be a constant part of my life. If I’m driving it’s classic rock or hip-hop.  If I’m reading, jazz or classical. If it’s raining outside, maybe indie.  And of course, a healthy smattering of 90’s and 80’s hits in between.”

 

Best part of working for Buckeye Entertainment?

“Aside from DJ’ing weddings?   Probably the company culture. We take our jobs very seriously, but we are also able to be light-hearted and fun about it, which keeps us on-the-ball but relaxed. I believe that is an important quality since a wedding is also a blend of seriousness and fun.”

 

Want Gene to spin at your wedding? Contact us today!

Because of our extremely busy schedule, our Request Information Form or email @ info@buckeyeentertainment.com are the fastest ways to reach us  Or, if you prefer, give us a call at our office! 614-707-7671

 

Remember, if you contact us on a weekend (Friday through Sunday) please wait until Monday for a reply–we’re busy making sure our clients’ weddings go perfectly!