Birthday - March 14
Stoli-O and Red Bull gives me that warm tingly feeling every man so desires
Started doing entertainment in 2001. I began DJing as a hobby in 2005 and the rest is history
Hey there everyone! If you’ve been to the V on Sunday Nights you probably know me, if not, I’ld love to see you here. I’m J.R. (a/k/a DJ Huff) and for the last 8 ½ years I have been hosting Sunday Karaoke. We always aim to have fun on Sundays while staying in the scope of music that everyone can enjoy. Frankly, a lot of the newer stuff is pretty abhorrent so you won’t hear much of that from me but, I can promise you that the stuff that I will play (while you may too young to know it) will earn your respect. Not to lament on what I see as the downfall of today’s music industry but, the glory days of tight harmonies, unique chord progressions and meaningful lyrics in music are gone. It seems that everything today is 1-5-4, 1-4-5 or 1-6-4-5 with a little added “whoop” in there to catch your attention and make you remember the song. Not to discredit simple chord progressions because a lot of really popular songs (some of my favorites) are written that way but, I just feel there is something missing in today’s music. Personally, I am a fan of all music: Rock, Rap, Dance, Pop, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, millennium (2000-2012ish). For me, nothing beats a good, heartfelt, vocal or lead guitar melody! You know the kind, the ones that when you hear them it feels like an electric shock through your whole body! Those are the ones! I do try to play predominantly clean tracks as I find myself more and more turned off by vulgarities these days. (Yes, you can sing them in your songs, and no, I won’t get mad.) Regardless, Sundays are about you having a moment on the big stage, belting out tunes for your friends and the patrons to enjoy, and just having some good old respectable fun! That is why I am here and what my goal is. When you take the stage, I am your sound engineer, your coach and in some cases your backup singer. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, I will always do my best to make you sound the best you can. This place’s Sunday success has very little to do with me though. Often overlooked is the real talent, the talent behind the bar! With bartenders like Vinny, Bobby, Krysta, Gerry, Jerry, Vanessa, and Maura , some of you would never have enough “liquid courage” to come up and see me about singing a song. Usually from 10:30 on none of them stop moving (yes, it get’s that busy!). Which is why I always encourage you great patrons to tip them well, and give them your upmost respect. Their job is not easy. In addition, the culinary expertise of J.R. (Bernie) Hartman and Jeff Farro make a first class food menu sure to quell the grumblings in your empty stomach. Anyway folks, thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to seeing you one of these Sunday nights. God Bless, and may God guide and protect you in your journey through life!