AFE

MEET THE AFE TEAM

Jaq

she/they

Jaq

Owner/CEO/DJ/Karaoke Host/Trivia Master/Bingo Beats Host

Jaq loved being a pub-server in her late teens and early 20s. She thrived in a fast-paced customer service environment & she adored the wide-variety of people she got to meet, finding many of them quite entertaining!

When she began serving at a pub that had karaoke 3-4 nights a week, all of her favourite things came crashing together: singing, dancing, humble service, joyful human connection, and, importantly, inclusivity! She knew she wanted to be a part of it forever.

She is so honoured to have been trained by some of the best hosts in the business. After a few years she developed her own style, combining everything she had learned from her mentors with her love for great, fast-paced customer service.

One day when a DJ friend showed her the incredible Bose L1 model 2 sound system she was shocked!! With an easy five-minute setup for 180° of deep, crystal-clear sound, & so compact & easy to carry around it was an absolute dream! So later that week when a friend of the family announced he was retiring from the entertainment business and offered Jaq the first chance to buy his extensive music library, it was as if every star on the planet aligned to create Almost Famous Entertainment!! ✨✨

“Society isn’t particularly easy on those who are unique – the free-spirited, the bad-ass nerds, the deeply compassionate, the handicapped, the empaths, the minorities, anyone with common sense lol, anyone going through a tough situation, & those of us with anxiety & other mental health issues. So I wanted to create a very inclusive space where everyone felt welcome to step out of their shells for just a little while to be ‘almost famous’. There is SO much power in having the guts to get up on a stage & sing in front of people, & there is so much beautiful camaraderie that happens when u realize you’re in a room full of other glorious misfits & no one is judging. That’s what AFE means to me. That’s what we strive for the most” – Jaq

Sloane

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liz

DJ/Karaoke Host/Bingo Beats Host/Trivia Master

DJ Rocksteady a.k.a. DJ Liz has been with AFE since 2016; practically a senior! One of the best and most rewarding aspects of working for AFE is the fact that she gets to create a comfortable and welcoming environment so people who usually might be too shy to sing, get up and do it! Usually they catch the “karaoke bug” and come back for more! Just knowing she was an influential part of that is super special. When asked about a favourite memory, an extra fun show came to mind for Liz. There were not too many people in the pub, just a handful of people who all knew each other, and the idea for a ‘themed karaoke round’ came up. They were ALL IN, even though it was optional! The first themed round was “songs about butts.” That was the day she realized she did not know the words or timing to ‘Baby Got Back’ past the 2nd verse!! Dancing is Liz’s biggest love! You think you see her smile while listening to music? You should see her smile while she is dancing! She can blues dance, east coast swing, lindy hop, west coast swing, argentine tango, salsa, merengue, and cha cha cha! Sometimes she dances with her hula hoop. In close 2nd are her fur babies!!!!!! Yes, she said that. She has two and they are squishy. She calls them her little squishies. Actually, she calls the 13 yr old an old man (Toby) and the 8 month old,(Iggy) a little monster. But she loves them!

Sloane

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Sloane

Trivia Master

Sloane has been with Almost Famous since 2020! She absolutely loves hosting shows. She loves to see people enjoying themselves while out with friends. Her favourite memory from her shows is the ongoing joke that she cannot pronounce anything correctly. When she is not hosting, you might find Sloane spending time outdoors. She also loves being with friends and family.

Sloane

He/Him

Alex

Trivia Host

My favourite part about hosting Trivia shows for AFE is that I have (slowly) filled my brain with a wide variety of knowledge (however useless it may be). My fondest memories are always of when underdog teams come out of nowhere to take home first place! When I’m not trivia-ing it up, you can find me riding my bike in the sunshine, or blasting 80s pop while I tidy my home.

Hunter

 

Lexy

DJ/Karaoke Host/Wedding DJ/Trivia Host/Bingo Beats Host

Hey ya’ll! It’s Lexy here- you can catch me hosting all things AFE- karaoke, trivia, and Bingo Beats. But have I told you recently how much I LOVE karaoke?! Working with AFE has brought an absolute joy to my heart that I can honestly say I’ve never felt with another job. It’s been FOUR years since I’ve been with the company, and the memories continue to grow. I have met many wonderful souls, whether it be karaoke patrons or fellow employees. My number one karaoke rule is believe in yourself and remember it’s allllll about having fun. 🎉 One of my most favorite memories of AFE would have to be watching people try karaoke for the first time. I’ve seen people transform up on that stage, and THAT is why as hosts, we do what we do. ♡ On a quieter note, if I’m not behind the mic, you can find me digging in my garden, baking up a storm, or exploring the outdoors in my own beautiful backyard paradise. Hoping to see all your fabulous faces at a show one of these days! 😍

Sloane

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Jojo

Karaoke Host/Trivia Host/Bingo Beats Host

Best part of working for AFE is being able to interact with the customers.  I LOVE seeing their smile when you pull them up for a dance or nail the perfect duet with them!

Best memory so far is how DJ Liz announced that my dad was an Irish Rover over the mic and everyone at the Legion was beside themselves..  Had to go around showing picturs of who my dad was. Lol.  Also, how impressed Roberto was of my La Bamba performance!  He said I pronounced all the words perfectly and thought I was Spanish… lmao

In the summertime you will find me on Shuswap lake with my paddleboard and bulldog Ruby!  In the winter, I’m karaoking of course!

Becca Dee
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Becca Dee

Management Team

Becca has been proud to be a part of the Almost Famous Team since 2018. Starting off as a Bingo Beats/trivia/karaoke host, they adored getting to know the fabulous people who attend AFE shows and trying to make every person in the room feel their most special. Now as a part of the management team, they love running AFE’s social media, connecting with folks about event bookings, and helping the whole team however they can! Their favourite memory from working with Almost Famous (so far) is actually a feeling: the unbelievable joy in the room that you feel as soon as one of our legendary shows gets started for the night! When she’s not assisting with AFE business, Becca is a full-time elementary school teacher and a proud momma of two adorable hedgehogs named Fiji and Ziggy Pawdust.

Words from our fans

Almost Famous Entertainment Inc.
5.0
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Paula Blamey
Paula Blamey
07:06 15 Mar 23
Fun, and always fabulous! Almost Famous entertainment rocks!
Jennifer Schuurman Paradis
Jennifer Schuurman Paradis
05:13 15 Mar 23
I can’t say enough about this company. I’ve been to shows with almost all the hosts. They are amazing, high energy and... so encouraging to me when I just started out years ago. Now each week I can’t wait to sing for Liz and the other hosts. Hands down my favorite karaoke company. Happy 15th Anniversary. If you haven’t been to a show get out there and sing. Never met such an inclusive friendly group.read more
Heather Baker
Heather Baker
02:55 15 Mar 23
Awesome company with great entertainment. Liz is wonderful! She knows how to entertain a crowd and get people Engaged.... Music bingo is always a great night and she does a great job running karaoke: mixing it with dancing and singing when the vibe is right.read more
Joanne Millar
Joanne Millar
00:07 15 Mar 23
I have the best time when I'm at any Almost Famous event night! The hosts are fabulous and Jaqs is most amazing person.... Love to the whole team. ❤read more
Blaine Beckett
Blaine Beckett
23:53 14 Mar 23
15 years of excellent service. Was welcomed since day 1! You don't just feel special at an AFE karaoke show, you are!... This continues on through the clientele. When your are so welcomed by the host.. the audience follows suit. A good time can be had by all.
No showboat hosts who seem to hog the lime light. It's about us, the singers!
Congratulations!! Don't ever leave us!! ❤️
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Johnny Komitoudis
Johnny Komitoudis
16:13 12 Feb 22
The folks at Almost Famous Entertainment are professional, welcoming, encouraging, and insightful; in other words, they... know what they are doing, they treat you like family, they make you feel good, and you should take their advice whenever they suggest a song for you to try at karaoke.read more
Emma Ireland
Emma Ireland
05:24 17 Jul 20
Had a fantastic time at the Bennett on Thursday July 16th playing trivia! Our trivia host went above and beyond and... made the night so much more fantastic! Wished we had the chance to tip her or something!

- Fashionably Late
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Garry Bilodeau
Garry Bilodeau
20:48 09 Apr 20
Amazing hosts especially Jaqueline Stone
Kevin Jampole
Kevin Jampole
20:14 10 Dec 19
Good music is a must for a party to be successful. A lot is riding on that. This is the second time we've engaged with ... Almost Famous and Jacqueline made our party a huge success. Always smiling, always engaging and most importantly knows the right time to play the right music.

Mixed with some Karaoke she makes the Karaoke comfortable for those that may be uncomfortable with it. She easily adapts to your music preferences, is totally flexible on the fly - oh and she's a great singer herself ;).

No question, we would use Almost Famous again.
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Jeff Schweitzer
Jeff Schweitzer
21:21 13 Sep 19
The best thing thing to happen to the music scene in the Lower Mainland in a long time. Jacqueline and her amazing... group of DJ's (or KJ's🤷‍♂️) have reignited my passion for singing in a way that I didn't expect ( Karaoke has come a LONG way since the 90s lol ) The best part is that you meet lots of fantastic singers! Doesn't matter which venue you go to, you will be welcomed with open arms by the whoever is hosting, and the sound is always incredible!read more
Monica Anne
Monica Anne
22:12 20 Feb 19
Fun, friendly and engaging!! I highly recommend Jacqueline Stone for an amazing experience for your next event!
Blaine Flash Beckett
Blaine Flash Beckett
19:48 15 Feb 19
up beat super friendly hosts that actually take an interest in what you do. instead of just wanting to hear themself.... (although the are great singers) Sound is always amazing.read more
Joey Tyll
Joey Tyll
23:26 30 Jan 19
Jacqueline and her KJ's always provide a great show where singers of ANY experience level can feel comfortable. One of... the best Karaoke groups I have EVER seen 🙂read more
Rhys Elkin
Rhys Elkin
11:32 19 Jan 19
My friends and I make it a regular thing to hit up the wednesday night events every week. We've seen them at One20 and... Taphouse and they are absolutely fantastic, with extremely talented and friendly DJs who make the whole experience a blast.read more
Corinne Friesen
Corinne Friesen
16:29 07 Sep 18
AFE is wonderful for creating a supportive, fun atmosphere. Completely professional service. Super people to work... with.read more
Mike Hillmer
Mike Hillmer
03:01 04 Jan 18
This is an amazing company, run by amazing people. I'm a little shy when it comes to singing on stage. However, the... host and the crowd they attract makes you feel so welcome it becomes like singing at a friends house party. I've been on stage now several times thanks to Almost Famous Entertainment.read more
David Pearse
David Pearse
02:46 03 Jan 18
Lisa Conley
Lisa Conley
18:31 07 Dec 17
Love my ladies Jessie, Cassie and Kelly!! I'm sure the others are great too. Just haven't had the pleasure!!
Rick Fellardeau
Rick Fellardeau
20:07 17 Oct 17
Best sound system, cannot beat it! Best karaoke hosts! Love it!!!
Beth Cantor
Beth Cantor
04:22 01 Jun 17
The staff is amazing.
Always so professional with their top of the line gear and music selections.

You'll... never have a bad time at one of their gigs.

AFE for life!
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Sheena Marie
Sheena Marie
00:07 31 May 17
Alysha Lahm
Alysha Lahm
20:14 30 May 17
Brad Springman
Brad Springman
20:09 30 May 17
Graeme P. Vivian
Graeme P. Vivian
19:53 30 May 17
Justin Hildebrandt
Justin Hildebrandt
19:17 30 May 17
James L Head
James L Head
18:49 30 May 17
Marcus Santos
Marcus Santos
18:20 30 May 17
Gillian Zaharko
Gillian Zaharko
18:18 30 May 17
So much fun, exceptional staff and by far, the best song selection!
Ryan Elliott
Ryan Elliott
18:14 30 May 17
Kristen Showers
Kristen Showers
18:10 30 May 17
Stephen Winn
Stephen Winn
18:00 30 May 17
Laurel Moffat
Laurel Moffat
18:00 30 May 17
Brittany Michelle Wilson
Brittany Michelle Wilson
17:55 30 May 17
Jaq and her crew are some of the friendliest KJs you'll ever meet! They all put in 150% to make everyone sound AMAZING....
With their killer sound system and huuuuuuge selection of songs it's extremely difficult to not have a good time.
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Jacqueline Stone
Jacqueline Stone
17:47 30 May 17
Daniel Isley
Daniel Isley
20:27 12 Apr 17
Although out of my time zone now Jaq and Co have fantastic ideals about what I think karaoke is best served doing. CD.
Kyle Shaak
Kyle Shaak
16:47 12 Apr 17
Always a fun time singing karaoke @ the highwayman the host is always very uplifting and encouraging
Graham Ogden
Graham Ogden
11:49 12 Apr 17
Tony Sawyer
Tony Sawyer
08:01 12 Apr 17
Been going to AFE's Karaoke for about a year and a half now, and have yet to have had a bad experience, all the KJs are... amazing, and I look forward to every time I can go down to sing againread more
Kylene Shannon
Kylene Shannon
23:01 07 Mar 17
Love the hosts and always have a blast land get lots of turns singing 🙂
Gorp Kang
Gorp Kang
00:35 04 Mar 17
Fantastic! Up to date equipment, extremely talented hosts that know how to keep the party rockin'!! Always a fun night... when a.f.e is involved.read more
Tao Aadhya
Tao Aadhya
02:10 08 Jan 17
Sara Major
Sara Major
05:28 28 Sep 16
Jaq DJ'd at my wedding last year. She was phenomenal. The dance floor was packed all night and our friends still talk... about how much fun they had dancing. Super easygoing, fun to work with, professional and amazing music! We highly recommend her!read more
Alyssa Negard
Alyssa Negard
02:48 27 Sep 16
Laurence Greeff
Laurence Greeff
03:08 19 Mar 16
Perfect team for BCTF Agm...they do a great job...Thank you Jacqueline!
Di Sco
Di Sco
03:42 30 Jan 16
Awesome, personable DJs. There's very little they don't have in their catalogue.
Scott Barwise
Scott Barwise
07:53 30 Oct 15
Samantha Nash
Samantha Nash
23:58 19 Aug 15
Cassandra Pallot
Cassandra Pallot
05:25 27 Jul 15
Angelo Alcos
Angelo Alcos
00:56 16 May 15
Warm, friendly & fun hosts + awesome sound system/mixing + great song selections ...we don't let a week go by without... going to their shows 1x or 2x etc etc etc (unless we're sick or away on a trip)!!!read more
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