DJ PEACE (Mark Thomas), Owner

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Mark PEACE Thomas is former President of the Professional Association of Disc Jockeys, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association, a national non-profit disc jockey association dedicated to raising standards in the disc jockey industry. "PEACE!!" went on to serve as President of the national ADJA in 2001/2002 and he finished his last year in 2003 as an advisor while handling the treasurer position.

His article "How to Choose a Disc Jockey" has appeared in The Knot's The Wedding Pages along with numerous wedding-related websites. "PEACE!!" has also been interviewed and quoted in national editions of Modern Bride & The Knot's Wedding Pages on behalf of the ADJA. He has also written numerous wedding-related articles for WED Magazine, which was distributed throughout Los Angeles & Orange County.

"PEACE!!" is very active in educating disc jockeys on how to improve their standards, performance techniques and professionalism. He has written articles for the DJ industry magazine, Mobile Beat and has been interviewed for DJ Times Magazine. "PEACE!!" teamed up with DJ Zan to present "The Art of Interaction" at the 2006 Mobile Beat DJ Conference in Las Vegas to teach disc jockeys from around the world how to improve their skills.

If you are looking for an entertainer that can handle nearly any type of event, whether it be a low-key, sophisticated society event or a high-energy interactive extravaganza, look no further. With over 20 years in the entertainment business, "PEACE!!" has a reputation for exceeding his client's expectations.

Mark Peace Thomas has earned the titles: CERTIFIED WEDDING CONSULTANT and WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR. He is known for his organization, smooth and unique transitions, creativity and unique style, with a focus on you, your family & friends.

Peace has provided music for: Warner Brothers (Sandra Bullock / Nicole Kidman), Gene Simmons, Roseanne Barr, Dana Delaney and many of his DJ colleagues.


Cathy & Jeff Carberry, July 25, 2005
"Thank you so much for the music, energy, and organization that you brought to our wedding reception. Jeff and I enjoyed the "bride & groom" tribute. You are absolutely the best. Everything was "in control" and done tastefully. Music was great!

Darwin & Rosie Mendinueto, May 25, 2005
"Everything went very well. The guests had a fun time. It was very entertaining event. The wedding reception went smooth. When the reception ended, we were very happy that we had DJ Peace! We can't imagine having anyone else."

Darrin & Teresa Stone, January 15, 2005
"Many of our guests commented how beautiful and funny the Love Story was. They also told us how fun, funny, sincere and accommodating you were. You kept the party going and knew what to do, and what to play, at exactly the right time. We've been to weddings and other events where the DJ couldn't "read" the crowd the way you did, and those parties are remembered for just that reason. But not this party, not our wedding reception."

Sydney & Albert Diaz, July 03, 2004
"Mark, everybody loved the reception!. We even got comments from jaded wedding attendees that we had a great dj & how fun it was. It was very memorable for all."

Mike & Andja, May 31, 2003
"Your Service is your best advertisement. Countless people at our wedding asked 'Wow, who is your dj!' You handled a versatile crowd with surgical precision. We could not have asked for anything more! Thanks again."

Shelly & David Geilman, February 23, 2002, Warner Center Marriott, Westlake Village
"Mark - now we know why you're called Awesome Entertainment! You are great!"

Adam & Joy, May 30, 2003
"Thank you so much, Mark, for being a fun DJ and working with us to make everything just perfect! We loved the "kissing game!" Thanks for keeping a few surprises up your sleeve, it made it even more exciting than we planned!"

Leslie Tupaz-Holland, July 4, 1999 , Pasadena Ritz-Carlton
"PEACE. We totally trusted you and you came up with great gimmicks that just totally made the reception super fun for guests of all ages. your pacing of the events, music and selection set the mood for a wonderful and memorable party for all! (We loved the games!)"

Hazel & Ben Ma.Guerrero, 09/27/2003, Pacific Palms Resort
"You were Great! All our guests said we had the "best wedding". They all loved the music & said our DJ was very entertaining and spontaneous. We made the right choice of hiring you. Thank you so much!"

Additional information:

The History of Mark Peace Thomas / Awesome Entertainment:

Mark Thomas was born in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he developed a love for music by discovering his family's various music collections. Mark spent hours listening and learning about music ranging from Perry Como to The Beatles. He eventually started his own music library, which reached over one thousand albums by his early teens.

Mark formed Double DJ Music Service at age sixteen with his twin brother Jon. Their first professional job was for their Central High School "Toga Dance". Mark attended all his classes in full toga, with a 45 vinyl record hanging from his belt , to promote their first professional appearance (pictured at right). The dance was such a huge success that Double DJ was asked to handle all of the upcoming school events. Positive word-of-mouth began to spread and soon Double DJ was providing music for house parties, birthdays and weddings.

Mark moved to Pasadena, California, in 1984 to study acting, dance and voice at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mark remained an avid record collector and began to get involved in local bands as a singer and songwriter. Four years later, Mark set sail on Holland America Cruise Lines as Disc Jockey and cruise staff member. His responsibilities included entertaining passengers seven nights a week in the nightclub and hosting various events (pictured at left: comedian Rick Starr showing his love for DJ Mark Thomas during the "Wipe Out" drum contest aboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam).

Since 1988, Mark has also worked for Royal Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, and Norwegian Cruise Lines in the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii and South America. In addition, Mark has entertained at many fine Los Angeles area establishments.

Mark returned to dry land and landed in Studio City, California, where he started Awesome Entertainment DJ Service while working for Black Angus Funbars.

Years later, Mark surprised two hundred of his peers at the 1997 American Disc Jockey Awards by shaving his head onstage and becoming "PEACE!!" (The disc jockey formerly known as Mark Thomas). The "peace symbol" originally appeared in Awesome Entertainment promotional materials to parody The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.