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MEET THE AFE TEAM

Jaq

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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!

Beth
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Beth

Karaoke Host

Beth has been working with AFE since 2021. One of her favourite things about working for AFE is getting to see all the incredible singers! Her favourite memory from a show is from Halloween 2021. All of her regular singers, as well as her family, came out and to celebrate. It was an amazing evening! Beth’s family, her partner, and her cat bring her the most joy. She loves spending time with them.

Megan
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Megan

Trivia Master/Karaoke Host

Megan has been a part of AFE since 2019! Her favourite thing about working for AFE is being able to connect with people. She loves being able to joke with them, chat with them, and get to know them a little better. Megan’s favourite memory from a show was when someone sang Grace Kelly because: she loves that song, they killed those high notes, and they had so much energy. It made her night! When she’s not hosting, Megan loves to write songs, perform at open mics, and drink Chai Tea Lattes made with oat milk from Starbucks.

You can check out Megan’s music here: Spotify

Hunter
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Hunter

DJ/Karaoke Host/Trivia Master

Hunter has been a part of AFE since 2019! He enjoys seeing the joy the shows bring people by having a shared interest and enjoyment of music as a collective. As individuals everyone who comes to sing brings an energy and aura that helps to fill these establishments and events with much happiness and fun. He has fond memories of the different staff and patrons at various shows. Playing music is Hunter’s hobby. He plays over ten instruments and sometimes likes to record music in his spare time.

Taylor

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taylor

Trivia Master/Karaoke Host

Taylor joined Almost Famous in 2019! She loves how AFE is one big family. You truly can make friends for life with the awesome people who come to the shows every week. Plus, it’s so much fun! One of Taylor’s favourite memories was during her training when she was asked to do a duet with this guy who had an incredible voice. He wanted to sing the classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” At first, Taylor was a little nervous because she had never sung that song before but as soon as they started getting into it, they ABSOLUTELY KILLED IT and she had a BLAST! Taylor loves listening to music and going to concerts as much as she can. She also loves being outdoors, traveling, going camping, and hanging out with her two cats.

You can follow Taylor on Instagram: @the.taylorjean

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.
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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Johnny Komitoudis
Johnny Komitoudis
2022-02-12T16:13:07+0000
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
2020-07-17T05:24:51+0000
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 Lateread more
Garry Bilodeau
Garry Bilodeau
2020-04-09T20:48:19+0000
Amazing hosts especially Jaqueline Stone
Kevin Jampole
Kevin Jampole
2019-12-10T20:14:10+0000
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.read more
Jeff Schweitzer
Jeff Schweitzer
2019-09-13T21:21:16+0000
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
2019-02-20T22:12:54+0000
Fun, friendly and engaging!! I highly recommend Jacqueline Stone for an amazing experience for your next event!
Blaine Flash Beckett
Blaine Flash Beckett
2019-02-15T19:48:16+0000
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
2019-01-30T23:26:20+0000
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
2019-01-19T11:32:29+0000
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
2018-09-07T16:29:26+0000
AFE is wonderful for creating a supportive, fun atmosphere. Completely professional service. Super people to work... with.read more
Angelo Alcos
Angelo Alcos
2015-05-16T00:56:27+0000
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
Mike Hillmer
Mike Hillmer
2018-01-04T03:01:45+0000
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
2018-01-03T02:46:38+0000
Dan Kizmann
Dan Kizmann
2017-12-13T02:06:39+0000
Lisa Conley
Lisa Conley
2017-12-07T18:31:56+0000
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
2017-10-17T20:07:53+0000
Best sound system, cannot beat it! Best karaoke hosts! Love it!!!
Becca Dee
Becca Dee
2017-08-26T21:04:09+0000
Amazing karaoke, amazing DJs, amazing EVERYTHING!! Every AFE karaoke night I've been to at various venues has always... been top notch. They create the perfect atmosphere for a fun night and there's never a dull moment! If you haven't yet, definitely check them out!read more
Beth Cantor
Beth Cantor
2017-06-01T04:22:38+0000
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!read more
Sheena Marie
Sheena Marie
2017-05-31T00:07:03+0000
Alysha Lahm
Alysha Lahm
2017-05-30T20:14:04+0000
Brad Springman
Brad Springman
2017-05-30T20:09:49+0000
Graeme P. Vivian
Graeme P. Vivian
2017-05-30T19:53:38+0000
Justin Hildebrandt
Justin Hildebrandt
2017-05-30T19:17:52+0000
James Head
James Head
2017-05-30T18:49:41+0000
Marcus Santos
Marcus Santos
2017-05-30T18:20:54+0000
Gillian Zaharko
Gillian Zaharko
2017-05-30T18:18:45+0000
So much fun, exceptional staff and by far, the best song selection!
Ryan Elliott
Ryan Elliott
2017-05-30T18:14:27+0000
Kristen Showers
Kristen Showers
2017-05-30T18:10:07+0000
Stephen Winn
Stephen Winn
2017-05-30T18:00:08+0000
Laurel Moffat
Laurel Moffat
2017-05-30T18:00:00+0000
Brittany Michelle Comeau
Brittany Michelle Comeau
2017-05-30T17:55:58+0000
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.read more
Daniel Isley
Daniel Isley
2017-04-12T20:27:28+0000
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
2017-04-12T16:47:10+0000
Always a fun time singing karaoke @ the highwayman the host is always very uplifting and encouraging
Graham Ogden
Graham Ogden
2017-04-12T11:49:50+0000
Tony Sawyer
Tony Sawyer
2017-04-12T08:01:52+0000
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
2017-03-07T23:01:00+0000
Love the hosts and always have a blast land get lots of turns singing 🙂
Virginia Lynn
Virginia Lynn
2017-03-07T22:35:26+0000
Almost Famous has some of the best Karaoke shows I've been to!Way to have super fun, upbeat shows!
Gorp Kang
Gorp Kang
2017-03-04T00:35:56+0000
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
2017-01-08T02:10:14+0000
Sara Major
Sara Major
2016-09-28T05:28:51+0000
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
2016-09-27T02:48:52+0000
Laurence Greeff
Laurence Greeff
2016-03-19T03:08:54+0000
Perfect team for BCTF Agm...they do a great job...Thank you Jacqueline!
Di Sco
Di Sco
2016-01-30T03:42:07+0000
Awesome, personable DJs. There's very little they don't have in their catalogue.
Scott Barwise
Scott Barwise
2015-10-30T07:53:58+0000
Samantha Nash
Samantha Nash
2015-08-19T23:58:49+0000
Cassandra Pallot
Cassandra Pallot
2015-07-27T05:25:30+0000
Alison Leanne Carlson
Alison Leanne Carlson
2015-07-26T21:20:34+0000
Awesome company, great people, and tonnes of fun!!
Adam Briscoe
Adam Briscoe
2015-07-24T05:07:44+0000
The best sound I've ever heard, comparable to that of most live musicians and the hosts are always the most lively and... sweet and give you the confidence to get up and sing!!!! I give ya aa 11/10read more
Bryan Garces
Bryan Garces
2015-07-24T02:05:47+0000
Jacqueline and Almost Famous are amazing! She has such an enormous song selection. All the ladies are incredibly... talented, and so encouraging! Keep up the incredible work!read more
Jeff Stackhouse
Jeff Stackhouse
2015-07-23T20:34:46+0000
Cassandra is the best.
Maria Van Dijk
Maria Van Dijk
2015-07-23T16:23:26+0000
Had such a blast!!! Fantastic experience, fantastic staff, overall a fantastic time! Fave place for karaoke!
Rylee King
Rylee King
2015-07-22T20:54:26+0000
I've never really gotten to experience a show but from what I've heard it is amazing! keep being amazing guys!
Dave Lastik
Dave Lastik
2015-07-21T17:32:16+0000
Almost famous nights are always an entertaining night. Very upbeat and friendly atmosphere. The people working the... night always funny and professional. Go to one of the nights, u won't be disappointed, u will goto many moreread more
Andrew McNeill
Andrew McNeill
2015-07-20T21:33:34+0000
Absolutely the best Karaoke experience ever!!! The staff are amazing and talented.
Jacqueline Hall
Jacqueline Hall
2015-07-20T21:13:12+0000
Fun loving hosts that care and make u sound like a rock star!!!
Chris Mcneil
Chris Mcneil
2015-07-13T04:56:15+0000
Jessie Lynn
Jessie Lynn
2015-05-22T02:12:52+0000
These people clearly love what they do and boy is it infectious!
Peter Goodfellow
Peter Goodfellow
2015-05-18T06:14:34+0000
I remember when AFE was nothing more than a dream, a hope, and a wish. Good times, bad times, you know I've had my... share, but I get by with a little help from my friends. While a broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterdays life, yeah I'm going to run to you! Whenever, wherever, we're meant to be together, you take another little piece of my heart. And it's a long day, living in Reseda, there's a freeway running through his front yard. Later in the evening, as i lie awake in bed, with the echo of the amplifiers ringing in my head......wait. There is no ringing in my head! because I haven't been to an AFE show!!! Keep on rocking in the free world!! LONG LIVE AFE!!!!read more
Christine Springman
Christine Springman
2015-05-18T04:52:59+0000
My husband and I met at one of Almost Famous shows. After a period of courtship ,he proposed to me after singing a duet... on an Amost Famous evening. We hired Jacqueline to host our wedding reception as it seemed she was destined to be part of our romantic journey. She has always been an amazing hostess, and always makes everyone feel special. This past weekend we hired her again to share our joyous celebration , at my daughters wedding reception. Jacqueline is a special person, full of light and laughter. She helps people celebrate life's joy through music. We/ I can't thank her enough for her professionalism and personal touch! I also must say , she has an innate ability to hire people that possess her ability to entertain all types of people.read more
FeAngel Alcos
FeAngel Alcos
2015-05-16T03:28:27+0000
Everything that Angelo said + amazingly fun karaoke shows!!!
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