Francis DeGracia, Headshot, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ

DJ Francis

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Francis has been with Kustom Sounds Kauai for over 15 years. Being from Kauai, Francis exudes an island calm and charm that makes you feel like family. His music knowledge and versatility make him an excellent selector of tunes and he has no problem keeping the floor filled for hours!

Photograph, Francis DeGracia of Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ
Aloha! I’m DJ Francis, born in 1975 and raised right her on this beautiful island of Kauai. I spend my time DJing (of course), surfing, fishing and going to the beach with my family and friends. You will find that I provide great customer service and that I’m very easy to work with. Making your party a success is my top priority. Thank you for giving me the honor of being a part of your special occasion.

He is my most trusted and experienced DJ, and has performed every possible kind of event, many times over.  As a former trainer with Aloha Airlines, he is comfortable on the mic and can guide your special evening flawlessly from beginning to end.

Michael Dandurand, Color Photograph, Kustom Sounds Kauai Professional DJ

DJ Mike Dandurand

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I am a local boy having spent 95% of my life in the islands. Originally from Oahu, I began my love for music and DJing in high school. I furthered my DJ training at the University of Notre Dame, not studying, but playing at the Senior Bar on the weekends to earn extra money.

Photograph of Michael Dandurand of Kustom Sounds Kauai
I have put together a team of professional DJs that can read a crowd, MC a function and get the party started! We are the ONLY company completely dedicated to this industry!

I moved to beautiful Kauai after college and worked as a sales manager at the Kauai Hilton while performing at private parties around the island on evenings and weekends. My skills as a DJ and Emcee sharpened as I performed at more and more weddings and local events. Ultimately, I had to give up my day job so that I could pursue my passion as a DJ/MC fulltime.

Nicole Otero, Color Photograph, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ

DJ Nicole

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Originally from Los Angeles, Nicole has always had a passion for a variety of different musical styles. She has a knack for being able to read the crowd and create a musical atmosphere that is unique to the listeners.

Nicole Otero, Color Photograph, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ
Nicole has a knack for being able to read the crowd and create a musical atmosphere that is unique to the listeners.

Her musical tastes are diverse, specializing in genres ranging from Funk/Reggae/Hip Hop/Latin/Jazz/House/ Downtempo/Rock, et al. to meet your needs. Working to customize your event, allow Nicole to create a perfect soundtrack for your special occasion.

Zach Stratt, Headshot, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ

DJ Zach

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Everyone loves Zach. Zachary Van Stratt hails from Telluride, CO, 16 years as a DJ. Zach has a cool, smooth way about him putting everyone around him at ease. His knowledge and “possession” of music and how it works is untouchable. A renowned scratch DJ from the east coast, we are lucky to have this talented artist that has made the leap into the wedding market without skipping a beat.

Zach Stratt, Headshot, Kustom Sounds Kauai DJ
I spend my free time surfing, socializing and searching for the lost city of shambhala. Why do I love DJing? I love the technical side of DJing. Scratching, drumming, mixing, beat juggling but nothing beats watching everyone dance to their favorite songs.

You’ll find Zach to be a DJ or many surprising talents. He’s an accomplished Alto and Tenor Saxophone player. He’s a student of music theory, sound engineering and production. He’s an award-winning turntablist, playing alongside the likes of Coolio, Wu Tang Clan, 2 Live Crew, the Guru’s and the Wailers and has been invited to play in many top clubs across the country because of his talent (NY, LA, Vegas, Denver and SF). He is verifiably one of the top 3 turntablists in the US.