Since officially being a professional mobile dj in 1992, Roman has worked as an "on-air personality" with Power 105.5 fm in Sacramento as the alias "DJ Roman Remix" including chalking up several years as the in house club dj for "The Union" (Old Sacramento), "Club Caliente", "Reagan's Irish Pub", "Dave & Rob's Sports Bar" and about 500 hundred weddings and corporate events and private parties by the end 1999.
While in his new H.S. Alma Maters senior year, Roman met a fellow student with electrifying dance moves. At this time MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and many peripheral artists were skyrocketing the music video charts with synchronized dance routines. On a fluke Roman was taught the "running man", "roger rabbit" and many more. They decided to compete in the "end of the year" High School Lip Sync. They did not win the lip sync, however, the screams from the crowd during the performance and the standing applause had sparked "the bug" hidden deep inside. Roman was noticed , talked to and found more friends that last 30 days of high school. It was at that point Roman found his calling to entertain crowds. The prelude of dancing to dj was already in the making.
In reflection it was realized that years before Roman performed his very first dj party while he was in the second grade and every end of the year elementary class party after that. Back then it was a record player with 12" inch records, Sugar Hill Gang and Frankie smith and Motown 45's. At the age of 17 and just 30 days after graduating from High School, he performed his first wedding reception at the Lemoore Naval Air Station. The bride was in the Navy and the groom was in the Marines.
Lip Sync Circa 1993
September 11, 2001 was a catalyst for Roman as business and the overall economy came to a stop. So, on Super Bowl weekend February 2002 Roman networked and moved to Los Angeles to start over while pursuing a parallel music production and acting career. (coincidentally the "Patriots" won their first Super Bowl).
As of now, Roman has performed over 1,600 weddings and an additional 2,000 plus private parties and corporate functions all over Southern California including resident dj spots in Hermosa Beach called "Fat Face Fenners".
(note: Roman is not a "Patriots" fan. Go Raiders!)
DJ Roman Gabriel is the founder of Mr DJ Services. The beginnings may not be what you would think. As a kid he was proactive in military curricular programs throughout junior high and high school. While in the Sanger N.J.R.O.T.C.(Navy Junior) he was taken in by instructor and Vietnam Veteran and Navy pilot, Commander Dooley (ret). While attending he grew close to loving his country and taking pride in learning from the Navy. Being groomed as the young patriot, it was almost a "shoe in" that Roman would of ended up in the Naval Academy until a major family decision relocated their home 200 miles away to a little known town near Sacramento.