My name is Rockstar Aaron, I DJ many events such as Corporate, Weddings and high profile parties in Colorado. I also DJ at the iconic Piranha Nightclub in Las Vegas (pre-covid). Another layer to my business is Forbidden Bingo, established in 2012 it’s an sort of dinner show event, there’s an emcee and I DJ and curate the event. Due to the pandemic and bar closures we transition a few nights to virtual online. It’s free to play, we ship prizes to our winners! We are still live on Tuesdays at ‘Bout Time Pub & Grub in Arvada and the Riverpoint location on Wednesdays. We are also at Tailgate Tavern & Grill in Parker, CO once a month. Since bingo isn’t interactive like trivia or other bar room activities, we are able to make it work in a safe socially distance environment.
Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I love to DJ and try things outside of the box. A big key to my success is contrasts. I tend to DJ where you would least expect me.
Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
I loved Racine’s, Chef Zorbas is a favorite. Kona Grill is a favorite. I am big on dunch – dinner/lunch. Since most of my work is in the evening I don’t always get to go to dinner.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
I have been a full time DJ since 2009 and relocated here in 2005 from Florida.
Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
There are so many characters in Denver! You have people like Maris the Great, artists like Shadow Gathers, Producer DJ’s like GRiZ who are super successful.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
New Zealand or Australia because COVID numbers are under control!
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
I love Bravo’s Below Deck! That’s about the only TV show I watch, I don’t own a TV so every now and then I’ll watch something on my computer. The new Dolly Parton documentary is amazing
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Diversify and create a niche and do something nobody else is doing
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
To work with Lady Gaga
Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Live at Jack’s – For years I would pop into Live at Jack’s and enjoy live local music. I am a HUGE fan of entertainment. Typically I have gigs on the weekends so don’t get our as much as I’d like, but I started working with the owner Sandra Holman Watts who was amazing! During the start of this pandemic she was the first one who reached out. Sadly Live at Jack’s closed, I really hope she reopens. They just don’t make club owners like Sandra anymore. She takes care of her artists and the Denver community.
Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Joan Rivers she’s my kindred spirit! Cyndi Lauper she’s so funny and the drag artist Jackie Beat nobody is safe from Jackie Beat, very entertaining.
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
I love there are so many music venues and Denver has a big music scene!
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Looking back remembering how we survived this pandemic!
Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
DJ Rockstar Aaron is a full time operation. I wake up every morning at 8am, most people think DJ’s sleep all day. Sundays I make up for it and usually in bed all day.
Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Calabasas, CA! Once I DJ’ed a private party and they had me stay in this beautiful home with the best view
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
I don’t have a favorite month, but my least favorite month is September! Nobody goes out in Denver during September, it’s awful! I do like December because I get to DJ so many holiday parties! I have cut back on the companies I DJ parties for, but last year I played the most amazing party for an Architectural Firm, they were dancing on the tables!
Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
successful people who reinvent themselves
Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Home is what you make it, mine is mostly pink