Bear began his career in music and audio as a Professional DJ. Starting professionally in 1998 he played over 20 clubs in the Southwest, with a spot as the House DJ at Martini Ranch and The Shaker Room in Scottsdale Arizona for over 6 years. He also spun at Insomnia, Polyesters, Sanctuary, Freedom, Next, and was a DJ for the infamous Peppermint Disco for sometime. He has mixed opening sets for Afrikaa Bambataa, DJ Keoki, Ice Cube, The Funkler, and many more. Being a professional DJ from 1998-2004 put him through school, and allowed him to open a Disc Jockey and Audio Engineering business that was successful enough to pay all the bills and support several employees as well. However, he chose to explore other adventures after finishing his first degree in Audio Engineering and Studio Recording.
Bear Cole spent many years as a recording engineer and audio technician. As a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences he is Pro-Tools and Waves certified, and a masterful user of Propellerhead’s Reason software. He spent over a year helping to design and build from the ground up the Saltmine Studio Complex in Mesa, AZ. He has mixed live sound for numerous bands, and pulled gear and worked as an audio technician for bands and acts such as The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Keith Urban, and many more. He has also spent time in the studio recording DMX, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Megadeath, and too many local and regional bands to list.
His DJ career eventually morphed into production, and his 12 years of experience behind the tables, became the catalyst for a new and exciting sound. He has produced for many projects, but his best work can be found in the instrumental projects for Soundtrack and Film he has created under the name Turntable Kachina, and his unique blend of hip-hop, electronic, and rock as Bear the Astronot. Visit Bear Cole’s Podcast to hear multiple mixes by Bear Cole in multiple genres.
This list of experience means one thing to Bear’s clients and customers, and that is that they are not spending money for just another guy with turntables. Bear is the perfect DJ for corporate events because he has years working in corporate audio visual. He understands the atmosphere and how to please and impress corporate clients. Bear can cycle a dance floor in a club, make sure the bar is successful, and keep a constant energy from sun-down to closing. He can also play Weddings and Parties, and with years of experience as a live performer and musician has great microphone control and personality.
Bear is currently working on taking his audio experience into another realm, and while pursuing Degrees in Web Design Development and Multimedia, hopes to take his skillset into the digital realm creating dynamic interfaces and online tools for music and audio.
Hiring Bear Cole guaranties you a professional, diverse, and experienced MC & DJ. For more information or if you are interested in a quote please visit djbearcole.com to hear more., or simply email email@example.com