About Us

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Frank Marsden

Frank Marsden was born, raised and still resides in Harford County, MD. He completed his B.A. in Mass Communications at Towson University in 1993. Years later, he enjoyed teaching radio to Harford Community College Students followed by a move to the beach for 6 years where he hosted a daily radio show in Ocean City, MD. His style is low key and approachable and he will never steal the spotlight because it’s your day. No jokes, stories or plugs. His philosophy is that a truly great DJ, just for a moment, can make a a whole room fall in love. He believes DJing is not about choosing a few tunes. It is about generating shared moods; it’s about understanding the feelings of a group of people and directing them to a better place. He also feels that in the hands of a master, songs create rituals of spiritual communion that can be the most powerful events in people’s lives. Frank started the business in 1989 and he has and will continue to be passionate and committed to Friendly Entertainment.

Simmone Marsden

Simmone Marsden is originally from Detroit, MI, then moved to Sarasota, FL as a teenager. While visiting friends in Maryland she met and fell in love with Frank and became a permanent resident of Harford County. Simmone is co-owner of Friendly Entertainment and the director of operations. She’s quick to respond and welcome new couples who are planning their big day, as well as clients who are planning a private event. She can answer any questions you may have throughout the planning process and make sure that all of your details are taken care of.

Brandon Rajotte is a local to Harford County, MD and has lived there his entire life. He received a B.A. from Towson University in 2012 and has studied in the fields of Mass Communications, Sports & Weather Broadcasting, and Music Production. He has been a DJ since 2015 and has worked with Friendly Entertainment since 2016. Brandon is all about you and he enjoys using music to please his audience, and will always keep you and your guests entertained! He is devoted to always delivering a professional image, and committed to helping create your dream event!

We meet before signing a contract…

After you contact us, we will be in touch to discuss your plans and set up a first meeting. The initial meeting can be done in person in the Bel Air, MD area or by phone/FaceTime. We will then email you a contract and hold your date for 7 business days. You must complete the contract and return it with your 50% deposit or full payment to secure your date.

Our booking & payment policies…

Once we receive your contract and deposit or full payment, we will enter your event’s info into the DJ Intelligence System. You will receive a separate email with login instructions and your password. You are responsible for scheduling a final meeting with Friendly Entertainment no later than (30) days prior to the event, at which time the timeline, all song requests, and the balance will be due.

Our On-Line Planning System…

Upon booking us, we will send you a password to use our on-line planning system. There you will find a music search tool and access to our extensive music database, proudly supported by the DJ Intelligence System. Once you have received your password, you will have the ability to build a playlist for your event, including “must play” and “do not play” list. You will also have access to a planning form that will help guide you through the specific details needed, including your timeline, which will coordinate the precise sequence of the days events. It’s a great way to stay organized, keep all of your information stored in one place and you’ll have access to it 24 hours a day.

Our equipment…

We use Apple Macbook Pros, Pioneer Performance DJ Controllers, Serato DJ Software, QSC & JBL Powered Speakers,  Sennheiser Wireless Microphones, and Chauvet GigBar Lighting. We don’t charge extra for any equipment and will not try to up-sell you on anything.

Areas we cover…

All of Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, and South Central Pennsylvania. Our service reaches as far north as Harrisburg, PA, and as far south as Ocean City, MD, and everywhere in between. All travel fees are included within 90 miles of Bel Air, MD.

The DJ at your event will be…

Frank Marsden or Brandon Rajottte. We are considered by our peers and by industry professionals to be two of the premier DJ’s in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our successful track record of more than 25 years and our reviews are a testament to that. However, in the case of an unforeseen personal emergency, another DJ will be provided. We work closely with several mobile DJ’s and on-call personnel is always available. If we are not available personally to play at your event we are always happy to recommend other qualified professionals in the area.

Our set-up policy…

We will arrive 2 hours prior to the scheduled start time to set-up.

Liability insurance?

More and more venues are requiring DJ’s to carry liability insurance for events – we’re covered!