In early 1993, three up and coming DJs decided to band together and form ENI Productions. Having already made names for themselves individually in the Southern Ontario party scene, this venture combined three distinct styles into one complete DJ service. ENI Productions, a play on the song “Ebony And Ivory” by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, also gave a nod to the mixed ethnicity of the trio. As the nineties progressed, ENI established itself as a go-to DJ service for weddings and private parties.
By late 1997, the original members of ENI started to go in different directions, and while two of it’s members moved on from entertaining, original founding member Jason Hinkley’s passion for music stayed strong and alive. Soon joined by his wife, Jason continued to operate ENI Productions, providing music for hundreds of weddings and other social events until 2008.
In the spring of 2008, Jason began performing for another local DJ service, bringing his event experience and knowledge to the team. After a few years as a DJ with this company, Jason took on the role of Account Manager, performing sales and marketing duties, along with being the main point of contact for clients, contractors and vendors. It was during this time that Jason met and worked closely with the Operations Manager, Will Ruddy. An entertainer and DJ himself, Will has spent his entire career in the entertainment industry.
As time progressed, Will and Jason developed a close friendship based on a mutual love of music, and a strong desire to be a part of fun and memorable events. By 2012, the company was sold to a competitor, and although the company remained separate from it’s new parent, it became clear as time passed that the new ownership’s business plan was different from the company’s original direction.
With a strong desire to be more than just another cookie cutter DJ service, Will and Jason left that company. ENI Productions was reborn and incorporated in December 2014, with a mission to recapture the aspects of the previous company that promoted the best experience for clients, while also bringing in the unique aspects of the partners’ experience in business and entertainment. Thanks to the hard work of both Will and Jason, ENI grew steadily, with each wedding season surpassing the one before, and relationships with venues and our clients growing stronger.
In the winter of 2017, Will and Jason reunited with another member of the previous company where they had all met. After a number of years outside of Canada, Debbie Russell came back home and was quickly welcomed to the ENI team. In addition to being an experienced DJ and ballroom dancer, Debbie brought an IT background, including graphic, web design, and social media to ENI, which helped to expand the reach of the company brand, and our level of service.
Focusing on each customer’s individual needs and providing an entertainment experience that is fun for everyone, is the passion behind ENI Productions. With a comprehensive planning process, including an in-person planning meeting with the DJ, musicians and entertainers, Will and Jason take great pride in ensuring no detail is ever overlooked. Along with providing some of Southern Ontario’s best DJ talent, ENI offers a wide range of musicians, playing various styles of music. Not limited to just musical offerings, ENI Productions offers a wide range of additional entertainment options such as fun games and group activities, each customized to your specific needs. Contact us today to see how we can make your vision come to life!
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