Meet Roy Prusak
Roy Prusak is the owner of RSP Entertainment, an experienced DJ service based in the Roanoke area. In addition to a wealth of experience, they are proud to be a family owned business that provides a consistent, customizable, and quality experience for their clients.
The Start of RSP Entertainment
Roy never went to school dances himself but his interest in becoming a DJ was sparked when he picked up his brother, Russel, from a middle school dance. After seeing the DJ on stage he checked out his gear, and decided it was something that he would like to pursue. Luckily he had two uncles that were in bands who let him borrow their equipment and his father let him use some things from their attic. From there he spent time at home learning to use the equipment and put together his first album, “Hey DJ.” Roy’s father helped him get his business started around 1996 and Roy’s brother Russell joined the business around 1999.
About RSP Entertainment
RSP Entertainment is a family owned business that employs 8 DJs including Roy and his brother Russel. They offer varying levels of experience to accommodate any client’s needs. Although they still book other events, most of their business is wedding related. Roanoke is home base for RSP Entertainment but they are willing to travel outside of the Roanoke area.
What Sets RSP Entertainment Apart in the Industry?
They have over 20 years of experience and Roy himself has worked at least 600 weddings. This experience gives them the ability to adapt to situations that may occur the night of your event and offer you a quality service that is proven. They pride themselves on being customizable and friendly to their clients. It is important to Roy that the couple is the focus on the day of the wedding. “The number one thing is at the wedding the bride and groom are the center of attention. They’re the focus, we aren’t. We’re there to have a good time and make sure things kind of progress but we’re not meant to be the center of attention,“ says Prusak.
All of the DJs with RSP Entertainment carry backup equipment to ensure that faulty equipment does not affect the experience delivered at your event.
As a family owned business, all of the DJs employed are either friends or family. They are not an agent, which means they have their DJs on staff and do not book out to other people or companies. This provides consistency in the service you receive.
Roy’s Advice for Couples Looking for a DJ
“Really and truly I think personality with your DJ is the number one thing, especially if you’re expecting performance out of them. If you want them to be in charge and do those kinds of things definitely meet with them and make sure your personalities mesh. If you don’t need them to be in charge, if you don’t really need all of the major mc work and things of that nature then you can go ahead and find somebody that’s going to make sure they play your requests and make sure they’re willing to be flexible with the things that you want, especially for weddings. It’s different when you have a club DJ. They’re making they’re own name. That’s their style, that’s their thing. When you’re doing it for a wedding you want to make sure that they’re going to want to integrate your ideas and still be able to offer ideas in return.
If you truly just need somebody to play music then just make sure they have quality gear that’s not going to go out during the show and see if they have backup gear. Maybe have a couple referrals, just somebody that’s heard them before. That’s always a good thing. “
Life Outside of the Business
In addition to owning RSP Entertainment, Roy has a job in civil engineering. Roy also enjoys spending time with his family and friends at Lake Norman. He is a father to 2-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. When he has spare time he stays active by rollerblading and playing soccer.
Roy was very pleasant to meet with and it is apparent that he takes customer service seriously. He wants to make sure that all of his clients are happy and felt that their experience was customized based on their wants and needs. Roy is truly a professional and I would highly recommend RSP Entertainment. Thank you Roy for your time and for allowing us to tell your story!
For more information, visit their website: www.rspentertainment.com
Written by Blake King