Our goal here at Big Fish Music Productions is to exceed your expectations and provide quality entertainment to any event. We are based out of the Chicagoland area but we have traveled around the Midwest for events of all types. We specialize in weddings! We are now in the uplighting and photo booth business as well.
Some more personal details about me - it was an idea started back in November 2006 but came to be in March 2009.
After my best friend’s wedding many of my friends came to me and said that I made that party, that I should look into becoming an MC, a DJ. That night Traut Tunes was the name that was thrown around.
It wasn’t until three years later that I decided to invest my time into building this side job. Big Fish Music Productions is a play on my last name Traut and the nick name of Big Fish used by my friends throughout the years.
Things slowly took off in the summer of 2009 with a friend’s wedding and two American Cancer Society Relay for Life’s but in 2010 it has been full speed ahead.
By the time the year is over I will have worked over a total of 250 events.
I am a person who is 100% devoted to making sure that your day is everything you want it to be and more. I will work with you in the months leading up to it to make sure of this. I am high energy, professional, and courteous all at the same time. I also offer something most DJ’s cannot. Someone who can also sing your ceremony. Please feel free to look at the link to You Tube and view me in action!
I look forward to speaking with you about your occasion.
Remember my moto: There is no doubt when you leave it to Traut!
2 Reviews for Big Fish Music Productions
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Moira · Married on 05/18/2019
James is the best DJ you could hire for your wedding! We had a great experience working with him from day one. James was willing to meet with us several times to go over our song lists. The night of our wedding, he made sure everything flowed smoothly so we were able to have a stress-free reception. James carries so much excitement with him, and it radiated from him as he introduced our bridal party. When it came time for dancing, James had everyone out on the dance floor all night long. We received so many compliments on the music, and our guests truly had a wonderful time. The photobooth was an added bonus, and we still love going through all the pictures that James put into a book for us. Big Fish is affordable and definitely the DJ you want for your wedding. We cannot thank him enough for the incredible evening!
Sent on 05/08/2020
Danielle · Married on 10/09/2010
James and his assistant Kate were wonderful. We met with them before the wedding to discuss song choices and to select those songs for the key reception moments. Before we met he gave us sheets so we could fill out most of our song choices. He also had playlists that we could go through and select popular reception songs. We liked that we could select songs that we really wanted to be played, and songs we absolutely did not want to hear! It was very helpful! Their set up is really nice and super professional. Even though they were on the stage directly behind the head table it wasn't unbearably loud while we were eating but it was the perfect level when we were on the dance floor. There were none of those moments that every bride and groom dreads where the mics are screaching, or where the super cheesy DJ is making a fool of himself. He was the appropriate balance of fun and professional and everyone had a really good time! Big Fish is super affordable and we would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ!!Sent on 12/03/2010