Allow me to introduce myself to anyone who might be looking for a DJ/KJ/MC et al:
I'm Peter Strauss, known for years as "Pete the Hat" and more recently also as "DJ Hat" (my daughter gave me that moniker), the reason being I am a Hat collector and wear Hats of different styles and types about 98% of my "waking" hours...smile. I have been involved with Karaoke for almost 35 years and have hosted Karaoke at clubs, bars, and restaurants on the East and West Coasts of Florida for years. I have hosted and MC'd the Florida State Karaoke Competition twice. I have competed and even won a couple of (other) competitions along the way. But, what I believe to be my strongest attribute in hosting and MCing is my sense of humor and the atmosphere I create at my shows and venues, and the ability to make people of all ages feel comfortable and have a good time. THIS, I pride myself in...
For about 5 years in the 90's I was a Stand-Up Comedian appearing in clubs in Florida, New Jersey, and New York...I was primarily a host and middle act and have had the pleasure of opening and middling for Ray Romano, Kevin James, Gary Valentine, Bobby SLayton, Jimmy Schubert and a couple other of Sam Kinison's Outlaws of Comedy (just to name a few)... A time I cherished and enjoyed immensely until one day I woke up and realized "I'm not funny anymore" (that's a joke...smile wink) So I figured , well, I can still sing, so I started combining the Singing and Humor and ultimately became a DJ and KJ Host!
I appear at various venues in the North Tampa area and have been doing KoMeDy KaRaOkE at Smokin' Joe's Cigar Bar on Thurs nights for almost two years. Now I also DJ request music of all kinds on Friday nights at Smokin' Joe's and try to create a fun atmosphere at a great club!
My objective is that regardless of the type of activity or venue you hire me for, YOU and your guests and friends or customers will have a memory to cherish and remember with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart!
...also known as Pete "the Hat" Strauss
DJ Entertainment Including Karaoke, Comedy & or Singing & MC'ing For Special Events,
Weddings, Night Clubs, Bars, Restaurants, Healthcare Facilities & So Much More!!!