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
Mark Peace Thomas has earned the title
WEDDING CONSULTANT and WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR for his
organization skills, smooth and unique transitions, creativity
and unique style, with a focus on you, your family
& friends. Peace is also known for his ability to motivate
Celebrity clients : Sandra
Bullock, Gene Simmons, Roseanne Barr, Dana Delaney and others.
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
"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
"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
Sydney & Albert Diaz, July 03,
"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."
& 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!"
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.
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
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
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
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.