Who We Are


Encore Professional DJ’s is the brainchild of Co-owners Vernon James & Patrick Chapelsky who, collectively possess over 3 decades of industry experience. Their vision & goal is to provide an experience that is unlike any you’ve encountered before.

Meet Edmonton’s Finest Event Disc Jockeys:

Vernon James

Purveyor of infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.”

That’s how DJ, musician, producer & music enthusiast Vernon James describes himself.

Aided by an upbringing in a very musically-influenced home and having spent over 15 years spinning at many major night clubs & local gigs, Vernon has had plenty of time to finely tune his crowd reading skills, increase his music knowledge and develop his sound. His list of residencies include Club Malibu, Cowboys, Thunderdome, Nashvilles Electric Roadhouse, Inferno and Hudsons Tap House -Whyte Ave to name a few.

Vernon hails out of Edmonton, Alberta and is a very active member of his local community; he is no stranger to the ups-and-downs of the local music scene.  Though he loves playing weddings, nightclubs, patios, raves and special events, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of just mixing tunes.  As a producer, musician and DJ, he has found plenty of ways to express himself musically.  

For Vernon, it’s all about mood and playing those tracks that get your tapping your feet and nodding your head without you realizing it, regardless of genre, tempo, style, or release date.  Don’t be surprised when you suddenly find yourself dancing.

Patrick Chapelsky

Patrick is an industry leading DJ based out of Edmonton, Alberta with over 15 years of experience.

He learned to DJ from the former resident DJ at Barry T’s and has since held several of his own residencies at some of Edmonton’s hottest party rooms including: The Pint-Whyte Avenue, The Old Strathcona Rack, Dante’s Bistro and Armoury Dance Lounge. In addition, he has guest DJ’d hundreds of club nights and special events throughout the city.

Patrick possesses extensive knowledge in music and his massive collection spans many generations and genres. He has maintained his longevity in the industry for the past 15 years by adapting to changing technology, seamlessly making the transition from vinyl to CD and then finally to the digital music techniques we see prevalent today.

The fact that Patrick has continued to stay among the top of his profession speaks volumes about his skill, hard work, dedication and adaptability. Patrick’s strong mic presence, ability to gauge the crowd and vary the music accordingly makes him a very flexible DJ that always knows what to do to fill a dance floor.

Additionally, Patrick holds a diploma in audio engineering from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology so rest assured, the sound production for your event will be top notch.

With Patrick behind the decks, your guests are being treated by years of experience and passion that ensures the dance-floor remains packed all night while guests enjoy the trademark Encore experience.

We’d love to hear all about your upcoming event. Call us for a free consultation


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