Master of Ceremonies & Disc Jockey
Wedding Entertainment Director® & Accredited Bridal Consultant
I collaborate intimately with each of my couples, nurturing and guiding their creative process to guarantee dramatically different results!
My clients tell me that I’ve set the standard for exceptional wedding entertainment that your guests will be talking about for years to come!
If you’re looking for personalized attention and a wedding reception based upon your musical preferences, your personality and your style – – – look no further. Call me to schedule your personal consultation at 757-566-4530.
I promise to be available to answer any questions you may have and will personally guide you through every step of the planning and creative process so that all you have to do is show up and have fun.
What we can create together is so more than “JUST MUSIC”!
Let’s work together to create a unique, fun and memorable reception.
Call me at 757-566-4530 to set up your free consultation.
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Elisabeth Scott Daley – The Complete Bio
Just in case you really want to know…keep reading… otherwise call me for your appointment at 757-566-4530
Elisabeth Daley is a native Virginian, but grew up in North Carolina. She studied Acting at The North Carolina School of the Arts, Dance and Choreography at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Musical Theatre at Shenandoah University. She is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing. A highly trained dancer in tap, jazz, ballet and numerous other styles, Liz was allowed to earn her “movement” requirements for her degree alongside the dance majors in their highest classes.
New York City – Theatre Career
Elisabeth spent over 12 years in New York City as a professional singer, dancer and actress. She appeared in the daytime drama “As the World Turns” as well as the HBO hit “Sex and the City”. She was a principal singer onboard several cruise lines including, The Song of America, The Enchanted Seas and The Mississippi Queen. She enjoyed a six month run at Burt Reynold’s Jupiter Dinner Theatre in Florida and she appeared in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel in their critically acclaimed long-running production of the 60’s musical “Beehive”. Elisabeth has toured the United States in such crowd-pleasing favorites as “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and “Sleeping Beauty”. She appeared regionally in “42nd Street”, “Anything Goes”, “Gypsy”, “Kismet”, “Peter Pan”, “My Fair Lady”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “The Sound of Music”, “Funny Girl”, “Me & My Girl”, “Pippin”, “A Chorus Line”, “Barnum”, “Pinnochio” and “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. In New York City she originated the role of Ed in the musical revue “Primetime” premiering at Musical Theatre Works with musical arrangements by Andrew Gerle, directed by Drew Geraci and produced by Ken Davenport. (Ken’s blog)
Voice-Over Actor, Producer and Director
Elisabeth has spent a great deal of time in recording studios in Texas and New York City providing “sweetener” back-ground tracks for live theatre productions and lead vocal tracks for corporate industrials. She also starred in over 10 music videos produced in Nashville now appearing in Japan. Behind the scenes, Elisabeth has produced and directed productions of “The Fantasticks” and “Minnesota Moon” in Boston as well as Stephen Schwartz’s musical “The Baker’s Wife” in Texas. She has also served as stage manager on numerous productions across the country.
Elisabeth’s extensive work as an actress has taken her to Paris, London, Venice, Lucerne, and Frankfurt as well as countless other cities across the United States and abroad.
Special Event Professional
Elisabeth began her career in the special event industry with Chez-zam Entertainment Group (New York City) in 1989 quite by accident as a means to support herself as she pursued her Broadway aspirations. She began as an “interactive” dancer working with some of Manhattan’s most talented and sought after DJs and Masters of Ceremonies. By 1997 she had become a trusted director and manager handling many of their key clients including Cablevision. One of her final responsibilities was to supervise the “High Rollers” New Year’s Eve celebration 2004 at the Atlantic City Hilton Hotel and Casino.
Elisabeth started her own entertainment company Daley DJs in 2003 which has now become Liz Daley Events to better portray everything her nine year old company has to offer. Elisabeth is comfortable working in a multitude of environments. She has served as an event planner and coordinator at private and corporate events held at such recognizable venues as The Pierre, The Waldorf-Astoria and The Marriott Marquis as well as numerous Banquet Halls and Country Clubs in Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts. She has handled everything from small parties with a mobile DJ set up to huge extravaganzas with Headline Entertainment as well as “team-building” events and major Fundraising Dinners and Auctions. She continues to maintain extensive contacts and connections from all over the country in the entertainment industry.
In 2007, Elisabeth became the first female to earn the title of “Wedding Entertainment Director” and now proudly sits on the Board of Directors and serves as President and Executive Director of The Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild. In 2010, Elisabeth achieved the advanced designation of “Accredited Bridal Consultant”, of which there are only 50 in the country, through the Association of Bridal Consultants, the oldest and largest association for wedding planners.
Wedding DJ All-Stars Panelist
In 2010 she was invited to sit on a panel of experts “All-Star Emcee Secrets Revealed” in Atlantic City at the “DJ Times” Convention alongside Jason Jani, Mike Berrios, Mike Walter, Adam J. Weitz, Johnny Kelly, Steve Moody and Sean “Big Daddy” McKee.
Wedding Industry Specialist
Since relocating to Williamsburg in 2003, Elisabeth has established herself as a reliable and talented DJ and Entertainment Director. Her diverse training and experience from a lifetime of entertaining has served her well as she continues to form strong relationships with area venues.
Amazing Sound System
Elisabeth uses state of the art equipment including two MacBook Pro laptops currently holding more than 50,000+ songs ready at her fingertips.
(Translation: lots of very expensive toys which are completely for your benefit that also look and sound great)
Love of Music
Elisabeth loves almost all music and she loves helping people have a great party. (however, she doesn’t much care for techno, ska, heavy metal, angry “I hate the world” modern rock or gangsta rap)
She enjoys easy “classic” music to “hard and heavy” dance music. Elisabeth especially loves the new crop of “easy listening” artists including Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat and the new crooner, Michael Buble. However, she is a Broadway Baby at heart and has a ridiculous library of her first musical love.
She will work with you to determine what’s best for your “group”. Check out her music library online and create a customized playlist. She will use her experience to “read” the room and play music for everyone.
Work Ethic and Commitment to Excellence
Elisabeth is conscientious and caring about her work and will do everything in her power to make your party amazing. She is always available during the planning process and follows through on her promises. Elisabeth’s talent and work ethic is quickly establishing a strong client base of satisfied customers here in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas.
If you’ve actually read all this….wow….now you know way too much about me and we are officially dating.
Please call me at 757-566-4530 to set up your free consultation.
Peter Merry, Wedding Entertainment Director
Master of Ceremonies & Disc Jockey
Talented and Experienced Professional
Peter Merry has been a mobile entertainer for over 20 years and is one of the most sought after Wedding Entertainers in the United States.
Nationally Recognized Industry Leader
Peter served as the national President of the American Disc Jockey Association from 2003-2004 and was the inspiration for “The Peter Merry Leadership Award”, given each year since his retirement to outstanding members within the ADJA.
A tireless advocate and outspoken supporter of the Mobile DJ Industry, Peter has presented over 130 seminars covering 15 topics in 40 states, Canada and The Bahamas. He has presented alongside Preston Bailey, Sasha Souza, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Kathy Ireland, Susan Southerland, Andy Ebon, Mary Dann,Barbara Wallace, Carley Roney, Jane Dayus-Hinch,Donnie Brown and the inimitable Grace Ormonde!
Peter was featured in the 2011 season of David Tutera’s “My Fair Wedding” in their “Wizard of Oz” themed wedding fantasy and countless other regional television shows while on tour promoting the ADJA and his book “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”
Limited Availability for East Coast Events
Peter Merry has a full calendar of speaking engagements, workshops and weddings. However, his travel schedule allows for a few limited engagements in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, New Jersey and New York.