About our DJs...
After spending more than 8 years of DJing for another local company, and being told by clients that we should start our own company, we decided to take the leap into our own company. In 2009, Select Entertainment of Iowa was created.
We value the service that we strive to provide our clients. We use professional equipment for all of our events. We will coordinate your reception with all your other vendors so that it is a fine-tuned event and leaves the bride and groom time to enjoy their evening with their family and friends. Instead of calling themselves "DJs" they liken themselves to an entertainment director as they handle everything from the start of your event to the very end making your night "problem-free" and seamless
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Here is more about our staff:
Bret Agard - Bret has been DJing for more than 20 years. At his events, Bret likes to get involved with the crowd and assist in lifting the party to the next level. He will work with you to make sure that your event flows seamlessly and your guests enjoy themselves. His range of entertainment includes weddings, corporate parties, and community celebrations. He enjoys working with his clients and giving them and their guests a memorable experience.
In My Headphones: Lots of country music, 90's music, Bruno Mars, 80's rock, Kane Brown
My Favorite Floor Fillers: “Uptown Funk”- Bruno Mars, “September“- Earth, Wind, and Fire, "Ride Wit Me"- Nelly, "Mr. Brightside"- Killers, "Give Me Everything" - Pitbull
Andy Powell - Andy or "Cubbie" as he is better known by way of his former role as Cubbie Bear for the Iowa Cubs. For more than 19 years of DJing, Cubbie averages 40 weddings a year. He truly enjoys what he does and working with Brides and Grooms. Andy brings new and fun ideas to your reception that are totally customized for the Bride and Groom. He specializes in customizing your reception so that your night goes off just the way you have always dreamt it would be. His motto is "You Dream IT....Cubbie can make it Happen". He attends Wedding and DJ conventions and conferences all around the world to learn new ideas. He has written a book which is a ProDJ Publishing Best Seller and is enjoying traveling around the World talking and sharing with other DJs. Andy considers it an HONOR when a couple chooses him to be a part of their special and works hard to keep them satisfied.
In My Headphones: 80's music, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd
My Favorite Floor Fillers: “Don’t Stop Believing”- Journey, “Yeah“- Usher, “Respect”- Aretha Franklin, “Uptown Funk”- Bruno Mars
Blake Peters - I've had a strong passion for music my entire life, but my first real experience was my middle school dances. The energy that the right music can create in a crowd is magical, and I try to bring that level of fun and vigor to every wedding. I'm very much a people person, and am charismatic and open enough to create a connection with anyone. These skills help me to work well with not only the bride and groom, but all of the wedding guests as well. I realize just how important your wedding day is, and I will put all my effort into making it as fun, smooth, and memorable as possible!
In My Headphones - Blink 182, Classic Rock, The Weeknd, and various other high energy music
My Favorite Floor Fillers - "Get Low" - Lil Jon and the Eastside Boys, "Yeah" - Usher, "All The Small Things" - Blink 182, "Party In The Usa" - Miley Cyrus
Nick Hallman - I’ve always been into music ever since I was a little kid. My uncle is a professional musician who has been playing guitar since the early 60s as well as my grandfather who played in bands in the 40s & 50s. I have lived my whole life in the Des Moines area and have been a musician myself since I was 7 years old and started taking guitar lessons. I had been a part of many different bands since 2007 through today. My DJ career started very quickly with a big-time gig at Wells Fargo Arena. While working for the Iowa Wild hockey team I used my knowledge of the live music world and equipment to start DJing and announcing for youth hockey and adult rec leagues. I quickly was gaining traction with fans and the players in the leagues who told game directors I should DJ wild games. The following year I was the full-time DJ and sound engineer for the Iowa Wild as well as the Iowa Barnstormers. I DJ’d for the wild and barnstormers for 3 years.
Over those years I worked on how the crowd reacted and the control that I had over the flow of games. My favorite thing was contributing to how the players get ready for the game. I worked with players to make playlists that would get them in the right headspace to do the best they could on the ice or the turf.
I finally realized near the end of my time with the wild that I really enjoyed crowd reactions while I played certain music. This led me to start working with Cubbie, Bret, and the guys at select entertainment. They had been the top DJs in the state for the longest time. I wanted to join up with the best.
I look forward to helping shape a couple's special day while getting those crowd reactions later when we get the party started. Don’t be surprised if I ask you after your big day how many friends and relatives are sore from dancing all night!!
In My Headphones: I am one of those who actually mean it when I say I listen to everything. My playlists go from Metallica to Earth Wind and Fire to Frank Sinatra to Chris Stapleton to Foo Fighters. If it’s good music I listen to it.
My Favorite Floor Fillers: I also like to call them Bangers! "September"- EWF, "Turn Down for What" - DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon, "Jump Around" - House of Pain, "Hot in Herr" - Nelly, "Get Low" - Lil Jon
Bailey Powell - Growing up with a family-owned DJ company, Bailey was literally born into the business. Having access to a library of the classic hits from the time she was able to listen, and attending gigs/events from middle school dances to marriages, she has a boatload of experience with entertaining people musically for over 12 years!
My goal is to provide a stylish and fun atmosphere for your wedding reception or party. I understand the importance of programming music to create a unique experience for you and your guests. I am passionate about what I do and strive to make every event run flawlessly. You should feel confident in knowing that you are in the hands of a professional from the first consultation until the last song is played and the lights are turned off.
In My Headphones: Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, ABBA, Miley Cyrus
My Favorite Floor Fillers: “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”- Michael Jackson, “Can’t Stop the Feeling“- Justin Timberlake, “In Da Club”- 50 Cent, “Uptown Funk”- Bruno Mars, “September“- Earth, Wind, and Fire