Josh joined Penguin Entertainment in 1993 and, due to his success as an MC, he was quickly promoted to Executive Director of the company. During his career he served as President for the Austin Mobile Disc Jockey Association from 1998-1999 as well as on the boards of the National Association of Catering Executives and the Austin Wedding and Event Coordinators Association.
He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Film and Television production and worked on numerous feature films, music videos and TV commercials. He began his DJ work in 1984 and hosted his first reception in 1990. Handling all his events with grace and a sense of fun has earned him several industry awards and made him one of the most sought-after MCs in Texas.
Here’s Josh in his own words:
Wedding receptions are about so much more than good music. Of course great music is crucial, but a truly amazing celebration happens when guests are deeply engaged and emotionally moved.
My approach is very collaborative and creative. We design a timeline together that best...more
If Eric looks familiar, it's because you might recognize him from his work on TV or in the theatre. He has acted in several plays, commercials and industrial films. He also managed and performed with Comedy Sports of Austin for 6 years.
Eric was born in Fort Dodge, IA and graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA with a bachelors degree in physical education. He joined Penguin Entertainment in 1997 and has proven to be an exceptional and very popular MC. He's renowned for his polished performances, superb improvisational skills and ability to read a crowd. These abilities make him one of the most popular hosts in both Austin and Houston.more
James Jumonville joined Penguin Entertainment in 2014 but has been DJing since 1997. During his six-year naval tour in 1997, James began performing as a club DJ in Japan and Italy and was soon sought out by wedding and corporate clients alike.
After moving back to Texas, he continued DJing while obtaining his degree in music composition and theory from Southwestern University at Georgetown. As a composer, he created works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, voice, guitar, and various instruments. He also wrote music for animated films, film shorts, and television commercials. As a vocalist, he has sung with the Southwestern University Chorale and San Gabriel Choir. He is also the beloved director of a middle school choir program, having proved so popular that in just one year his choir classes have nearly tripled in enrollment.
James's passion for music, attention to detail, and winning personality make him a perfect host for wedding receptions and company parties. He's fun, stylish, and eminently lovable. We're lucky to have him!more
Justin Redden joined Penguin Entertainment in 1998, winning one of only two open positions against nearly 100 applicants. He was new to DJing at the time, but his interviews and stellar audition promised exactly what he delivers: a warm, jovial performance and a keen intuitive sense for what music works best with each new group.
These and his conscientious preparations before every event have been winning over couples and corporate clients since he first started. He has a true gift for performance and we -- and his clients -- are all grateful that he shares his talents with us!more