Hey, Mr. DJ
I talked with Regan Lambert while we were in 700 Modern Restaurant on Front Street. We had a nice little chat about what kind of work he does, his family and his ambitions.
He’s a single man (ladies pay attention) who cares deeply for his family. He received a call while we were having dinner and after answering it, he said to me, “That was my sister, she’s like my best friend.”
“You two have a good relationship then?”
“Oh yes. My parents and I too. My family means everything to me. I don‘t know what I’d do without them.”
They’re very supportive of Regan and his endeavors. As a person who believes everything happens by chance and lives by the credo, “Life is about being at the right place at the right time,” he’s a bit of a risk taker. Being an entrepreneur Regan strives to always be at the right place at the right time hoping for his one great business opportunity in life. In his case, having a strong family support group is a wonderful asset to have.
At present, he is selling his Blu Edition Energy Drink. “It’s 38% healthier than other energy drinks, like Red Bull,” Regan says of his product. “Right now, I have them in five different locations in Georgetown and would like to expand more toward the beach.”
“What five places sell your Blu Edition Energy Drink?” I asked as I took a bite of that delicious sushi 700 Modern makes.
In between bites of his own sushi, Regan answered, “I’m in a few bars and night clubs like, Buzz’s Roost, Castaways, Wild Fish Grill, Fish Tails, and oh yeah, Lands End Restaurant, over by the bridges going to Pawley‘s Island. I’d like to eventually work my way into grocery stores and restaurants too.”
We ate for a while and talked a little about his family. As I said, he’s still single and has no children (that he knows about). When asked about his hobbies he answered, “Work.” Then later added he does like to go to the gym when he can and do a workout.
Although it was Penny Thomas Barbour who brought the two of us together, we discovered another common link, my baby sister. At first I said to myself that he probably didn’t know her, he is a few years older than she is. When I mentioned her he said, “The only Barbi I know only has one hand.”
“That’s her!” My son, who was with us, exclaimed. “That’s my aunt.”
Yup, Barbi is pretty hard to miss. I smiled to myself and then ask, “I heard you’re also a professional DJ. Is that correct?”
“Yes, I am. I’m a freelance DJ. Actually, I have my own business called DJ Buff Entertainment, LLC.”
I noticed Regan wasn’t eating with his chopsticks. He had tossed them down saying he didn’t know how to use them. I made a mental note to teach this young man how to eat with a pair of sticks. You know, in case he’s ever sitting in a restaurant on the Orient or lost in the woods without utensils. I want him to be neat and tidy for the bears.
“So you don’t have one place to DJ at like a radio station? You just go wherever you’re needed?” I questioned forgetting about the bears.
“Yes, I do weddings, proms, and like you said, wherever I’m needed to be. Sometimes Castaways has me come in and DJ for them a little on the weekends.”
I had a friend once who was a professional DJ. She told me one time that she frequently enjoyed the company of celebrities especially when working in popular nightclubs. Keeping that in mind, I asked Regan, “Does your DJ business give you an opportunity to work with famous people?”
He smiled a little and answered, “Once. You might not know who he is but, a friend of mine, Scott, he did sound and lighting at The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach one night. He called me saying he was really sick and asked if I’d go in and cover for him. The performer was Ludicrous.”
What does he mean; I might not know who Ludicrous is? I do too know who he is! I thought about sticking those chopsticks up his nose. Instead, I answered, “I know who he is."
“Oh, sorry,” he said sheepishly. “I wasn’t sure because he’s a rapper.”
“It’s okay,” I said with a laugh.
As we wrapped up dinner, I reflected on our chat. Overall, I’d have to say it was a very pleasant meal thanks to Regan Lambert. It was a wonderful pleasure to talk to this young man (and remember ladies, he’s S-I-N-G-L-E). He did bring a smile to my face a few times. I wish him all the best with his business adventures and hope he has a very prosperous growth. Just remember Regan, you gotta get jiggy wit it.