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Dingo Entertainment
6226 Rockledge Drive
Bartlett, TN 38135
901-337-4114
FAX 901-685-9871
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Tommy Austein

Tommy Austein is the owner and founder of Dingo Entertainment. Dingo Entertainment began after Tommy decided that local bands needed a champion on their side when it came to the business aspect of the music industry. So Tommy began making plans to put on the largest locally powered music festival Memphis or even the Mid South had ever seen. The first "Dingofest" was held Labor Day weekend 1999 at a privately owned camp ground known as Blue Lake America just over the river in Arkansas. The 3 day event was not with out its problems but everyone involved knew that it was the start of something big and eventually became the largest local music festival in Memphis’ history by being hosted for 4 years on historic Beale Street. With the success of "Dingofest" Tommy decided to expand his business from just live band production and evolved into a full service entertainment company encompassing DJ’ing, Emcee’ing and much more. Dingo Entertainment is now 11 years old and has grown into one of the largest multi-op entertainment and DJ companies in Memphis and the Mid South area. Now armed with sound and lighting divisions; Dingo Entertainment is capable of running as many as 2 large live concert events and 10 large wedding ceremony/reception events simultaneously! Along with being a savvy businessman, Tommy is also a very talented entertainer, having DJ’ed, Emcee’ed or otherwise performed at thousands of events. He takes the time to personally work with and train all of his entertainers to ensure that the client gets the best show possible. After all, it is your event or maybe one of the most important days of your life, your wedding day. Tommy and the professionals at Dingo Entertainment want to make sure that your special event is everything you ever dreamed of and more.

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"Memphis" Mike Schalk

"Memphis" Mike Schalk has been entertaining in the Memphis area for more than 5 years. Mike began his entertainment career in Chicago, Il at age 12 by playing guitar and engineering live sound at his church. By the time Mike entered high school he and a friend started their own recording and production company garnering success recording and producing several local bands, choirs and producing many live events. After Mike moved to Memphis he began working in a local music store and started performing in several local bands where he could put his guitar and vocal talents to good use. While working in the music store Mike met Tommy Austein who immediately noticed Mike’s pleasing attitude and professionalism. Mike has now been DJ’ing for more than 5 years and loves his work. Mike says he loves the energy he feels during an event, and he loves connecting with his audience. Mike is a graduate of the University of Memphis so he loves the Tigers. Originally hailing from Chicago; he also is a fan of the Bulls, Cubs and the Bears. Mike earned the moniker "Memphis" Mike after returning home to Chicago to visit family and friends. His family immediately noticed that Mike now spoke with a bit of a "Southern Draw" and quickly named him "Memphis Mike". From DJ’ing to performing and engineering live sound, Mike is a flexible entertainer who knows how to read a crowd and keep your special event going in the right direction. Mike has worked with Dingo Entertainment as a live sound engineer, DJ and Emcee for six years.

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Keith Dinkins

Keith has spent his 28 years in the musically diverse city of Memphis, TN.
Growing up with a nationally acclaimed award winning father (Ken), Keith picked up on many styles of music. He played in "Jam" style bands and was successful in touring with a heavy-thrash metal band as a bass player as well. While Al Green and Temptations albums fill his cd case and hard drive, it is Keith"s diversity that causes him to stand out among other entertainers. "I believe that diversity is a strong key to success", stated Keith. Keith first met Tommy Austein, owner of Dingo Entertainment when one of his bands played a large music festival that Tommy produced in 2003. Tommy noticed that Keith stood out as a talented and energetic person right away. "There was something about that kid", Tommy proclaimed. As Keith continued to progress, he stayed in touch with Tommy. Tommy then offered Keith the opportunity to work as a Dingo DJ. Keith saw the chance for a fun and exciting way to keep music prevalent in his life and jumped at the opportunity. "My greatest joy is watching the audience have a great time enjoying their event the way it should be... worry free."

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Jordan Stovall

Jordan joined Dingo Entertainment in Fall 2010. Up until that time, he had been a regular at the Blue Monkey midtown karaoke on Thursday nights. That’s where he came to know our resident MC and karaoke host, Memphis Mike. Mike asserted that Jordan had the “look, voice, and presence” to be a great entertainer.
Jordan sings, plays guitar, and has always had a passion for music. He began performing live by doing coffee-shop gigs in his hometown of Collierville, TN. A year later he was doing gigs at many venues in Memphis and the surrounding areas. He has also performed in several weddings.
Outside of a few originals and song covers in the alternative and alt-country genres, Jordan especially likes to cover Top 40 music. “There’s something fun and interesting about putting your own spin on a song that people have heard countless times before,” he claims. “Really seems to catch the listener’s attention.” Needless to say, Jordan stays current with all of today’s pop, which makes him a great asset for events that demand the latest music.
Apart from music, Jordan graduated from the University of Memphis in 2007 with a degree in business management, and is a huge fan of both the Tigers and Grizzlies.
Jordan is a true-blue Memphian who wants nothing more than to see everybody have a good time.

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Chris Tracy

Chris Tracy is a multi-talented performer who has made his way to a mobile entertainer with little effort. Originally from Muskogee, Oklahoma until 1997, he moved to Memphis where he began performing in various movie projects and productions.
He has had several roles in independent films, some of which were showcased at independent film festivals, as well as the Memphis Indie Film Festival.
He has also had several theatrical roles in productions such as "Romeo & Juliet", "Noises Off" and "Black Coffee".
As well as his love of performing in live productions, acting in movies and being involved in production, Chris has several personal interests as well. Writing, cooking and music are some of are just some of those interests. He has also worked with Write Memphis where he was able to contribute with his creativity and imagination. Chris Tracy is in his early 30's and is a very easygoing, enthusiastic entertainer who has the unique ability to become whomever he needs to perform his duties. He has a versatility that makes him an asset to the level of expectations anyone would have for any type of event.

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John Lehman

John has had a lifelong passion for music of all styles. As a small child, he would stand in front of his grandparents' stereo and "conduct" to the recordings of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Orchestra; he has a dim memory of actually getting to go backstage and meet the late maestro when he was about 4 years old. He played the clarinet in his grade school band, and began playing the guitar when he was 13, having discovered rock music. John studied jazz performance guitar at Chicago's American Conservatory of Music, and was the guitarist for local big band The Memphis Knights for 3 years. One of his best assets is a powerful, clear and rich speaking voice, which makes him an excellent choice for emcee events. John and Tommy Austein, Dingo's founder, have known each other for almost 20 years; John was among the crew tapped to work the very first DingoFest in 1999, and continued to work the music festivals until 2003. When Dingo made the move to the DJ/Event Host market, John was one of the festival crew who took the opportunity to learn the new skills. Currently John is in his last semester of study at Southwest Tennessee Community College's Radiologic Technology program, and will graduate as a diagnostic X-ray tech in May of 2012. John's personality is not an "in your face, over the top" type of host, but he's warm and genuine, with a good sense of humor, and likes to see a crowd having fun.

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Luis Lerma

Luis Lerma is a native of El Paso Texas. Luis grew up surrounded by music and started playing guitar at a very early age. Coming from Hispanic lineage, Luis had a love and natural skill at Latino, classical and of course main stream guitar styles. After taking a few lessons Luis was off and running with the acoustic guitar and could pick out pretty much any song he heard on the radio. Luis moved to Memphis in the summer of 1998 to be closer to family and friends. With his natural musical abilities Luis began DJ’ing and playing music at some of his friend’s parties and other events within the Hispanic community. Luis was playing guitar and DJ’ing at Fiesta De Primavera Latina (Latin Spring Festival) in the spring of 2007 when "Memphis" Mike Schalk caught the end of one his sets. Noticing his natural talent and ability to entertain the crowd Mike introduced himself and asked Luis if he would be interested in some steady work in the entertainment field. When Mike told Tommy about the impressive show Luis had put on Tommy knew he had to add him to his roster of performers. Being fluent in English and Spanish and with the growing Hispanic community in the Memphis area; Tommy says, "Luis has been an invaluable addition to our rooster, we have secured contracts that we would not have gotten without Luis on our team.

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