B-Boy Productions on 30a
Music isn’t just a career for Brian Buonassissi. It’s a grassroots passion stemming all the way back to his high school days playing keyboard in a disco cover band called “Afromitive Action”. Yeah, we thought it was funny too. That’s why we took an hour rather than a moment (this will come full circle later) to sit down and talk with Brian about being one of 30a Wedding Company’s A-listers.
Buonassissi is a DJ/MC and owner of B-Boy Productions, one of the premiere vendors in the Florida Panhandle for event entertainment. He cut his teeth on the Digital DJ concept making custom mix CDs and demo’ing at tradeshows and stores for Pioneer Pro DJ starting back in the late 90s/early 2000s.
“Back then it would take an entire day to burn like 5-6 CDs of my mixes,” said Buonassissi.
So when a bar patron asked him to DJ their wedding while he worked at his nightclub residency, Nightown, in Destin, Florida he jumped at the opportunity.
“I thought “Why not?” Buonassissi said. “This area hadn’t really experienced a major market private event DJ plus my club job didn’t start till midnight.”
Now, celebrating 20 years in business, B-Boy Productions averages more than 400 shows a year in the Florida market alone with 10 DJs/MCs and over 30 other wedding professionals on their staff. This doesn’t include their California and New York locations. And the best part? The company does so much more than just provide a DJ.
In 2010, Buonassissi launched the first of 3 sister companies, B-Boy Photo Booths. Today, they have three booths (one enclosed and two open-air) all decked out with high quality props and energetic attendants. In 2012, B-Boy Rentals & Event Design was started with a focus on ceremony rentals, one he says was a safe investment because of the consistent décor elements. In 2015, he opened B-Boy Media which is made up of four photographers and give the company a way to “sell themselves” to their customers.
“There’s enough pie for everybody,” said Buonassissi. “We have grown, but we are committed to our boutique approach, which we have become known for.”
Buonassissi prides himself on being an “extension of you” on your big day.
It’s a responsibility that Buonassissi says he carries like a weight taking more than an hour to talk to every single one of B-Boy’s clients to help them plan their event. (See how that came full circle?)
“I don’t want us to be known as cookie cutter music mixers,” he said. “I want to give each client a customized experience that fits them. At any one of these events we are one of 60-200 guests. We want to show them that we appreciate that honor.”
It’s an ideal that lives up to their mantra; Event DJs that make your dreams a reality.
Maybe that’s why the words PROFESSIONAL, TRUSTED, and PERSONALIZED are a center piece on their website.