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EVENT PRODUCER, HOST, DRUMMER, AUDIO TECH AND DJ SINCE 2005.

ABOUT

If you asked Chicago native Brent Rolland what his passion is, he’d say: Unity. He loves seeing people coming together, rejoicing, laughing, dancing, in a positive space—and being a part of the action. That’s why Brent chose to be with Fig.

Brent graduated as valedictorian of the International Academy of Design and Technology with a BFA in Multimedia Production and Design in 2005. Since that year, Brent has grown as an artist with Fig: He is an excellent DJ, a highly-skilled audio tech, a powerful and rhythmic drummer/percussionist, and a lively, wonderful host. Clients have called him the "perfect combination of fun and professional” and is well-known and in-demand in the event industry.

Although he is up on the latest pop and top 40 hits, Brent specializes in jazz, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, Latin jazz/bossa nova, deep house, electro-swing, '80s pop/New Wave, electronic, world, and Japanese and Korean pop/rock. Brent believes that listening to his clients, feeling the energy of the crowd and room, and responding to the energy with appropriate music are important in making each party unique and memorable.

When he is not out and about in the world, Brent is a drummer/percussionist for various genres and groups, including Fig's own DJ/drummer combination. He has also been a game show aficionado since birth, and designs, hosts and produces game shows for fandom and corporate conventions locally and nationwide.

Brent is dedicated to ensuring your event is a success from initial contact right down to the last song of your event. With over a decade of hosting and providing the soundtrack for weddings, parties, and special events throughout Chicagoland and nationwide, Brent is always looking forward to the next celebration.

PRAISE

Brent Rolland was amazing. He is as organized as I am, which made things very easy. My then fiancé and I filled out a Google Doc about our music preferences, wants and needs, and then we met with Brent a few weeks before the big day and spoke about more than music. He understood us. Thanks so much for being so easy, and making our day wonderful!
— Illana R., November 2016 @ Ritz-Carlton Chicago
Brent was super cool and awesomely talented. He was very professional, hands-on, directly involved in the planning, very friendly, and had so many great suggestions. Our non-conventional Hallowedding was a huge success thanks to his expert music choices and silly sense of humor. Having a whole room of people singing along to Saves the Day’s “At Your Funeral” was a truly epic experience that we are pretty sure that no other DJ would have given us. Thanks so much for making our special day unique in every way :)
— Megan G. + Mat S., October 2016 @ Catalyst Ranch
Brent was the DJ at a wedding we attended about 2 years ago. When we started planning our wedding, I knew that we needed to find out who that DJ was, and upon meeting him we knew it was the right fit. We hired him to do both our ceremony and our reception music. Brent goes above and beyond as a DJ, making sure that everything runs smoothly on his end, as well as with the other vendors. He made sure that the venue, our photographer and our officiant had the timeline down without me even asking, which I really appreciated. The day of our wedding, the coordinator at our venue said “When I saw Brent walk in today, I was so happy!” As MC he kept the reception events running smoothly and after dinner kept us and our guests out on the dance floor all night! Brent is passionate about music and passionate about the people he works with. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!
— Jaclyn Glowski, August 2016
Brent was the DJ for our wedding and we could not have been any happier with the process. He was so flexible and willing to help us plan, even with my husband long-distance. Night-of, it was like a friend helping us coordinate. He was warm and fun and kept things on schedule, while also keeping the mood light. And once the dance floor opened, it never stopped. It was full the entire night, and even went long. The song selection was perfect for our guests (a good mix of pop, country, 90s and oldies) and we got so many compliments afterwards. We cannot say enough good things about Brent and would recommend Fig Media 100%.
— Tara + Trent
We decided we wanted to go with Fig Media right when we started talking to Brent! My now husband and I are huge Dave Matthews fans and the knowledge Brent had regarding the music we love was awesome! We really enjoyed the conversation and all the time he put into getting to know us just on the first meeting. We couldn’t think of anyone we want to deejay our wedding more.

On our actual wedding day Brent did a great job getting everyone on the floor, including my grandma, his mix of music was perfect for everyone there! He was so attentive to everything my husband and I needed and we had sooo much fun getting to know him. We received so many compliments on how friendly and professional he was from friends and family.  Everyone was on the floor until the venue asked us to leave, now that’s a party!

We are truly thankful for all the work Brent put into our day and we hope to keep in touch! We would highly recommend fig weddings based off of our experience!
— Sabrina + Matt
Brent was fantastic!! His music selection for the wedding was right on target. He was extremely organized, timely and professional. Loved how Brent ran reception with regards to toasts, wedding party introductions, etc. He helped us organize the timeline & took charge. Loved it! He really make the event fun...no one left the dance floor the ENTIRE night. I would recommend Brent in a heartbeat!!
— Beth H.

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