Josh Ruby, “DJ Bravo”

Josh founded BRAVO Live DJ in 2004, operating as a singular, part-time DJ. Although he always took it seriously from the beginning, and concentrated on offering a high-quality performance to all of his clients… It was six years before he even considered doing more with DJ’ing than just earning a “side income.” But in 2010, as business had grown quite a bit organically, both in volume and in market area… Josh decided it was time to see what the mobile DJ industry could really offer. Through the help of a reputable Business Coach, he developed (and worked) a two-year plan, before finally exiting traditional “Corporate America” for good, in 2012.

During that two-year developmental period, Josh began to focus on recruitment of the area’s other DJ talent. By 2013-2014, the BRAVO Live DJ family had grown to 4 – 5 consistent DJ’s… and the rest is history! Now, with a team of 8 “real” Pro-Mix DJ’s… BRAVO Live DJ performs over 200 shows annually and has an in-office staff of two. Josh states with excitement, “We’ve definitely become the largest, most recommended mobile DJ company in our tri-state area – and we’re growing all the time! The sky’s the limit!”

Josh has been married to the beautiful Christy Ruby for 24 years. In 1992, through a chance meeting in a hospital waiting room, Josh & Christy quickly became lovestruck teenagers. They now share four children – 3 boys & 1 girl (2 of which are adopted). Born and raised primarily in St. Albans, Josh has since made Putnam County his family’s homestead. The Ruby’s now live in Scott Depot, WV – close to their Hurricane business office. When asked what his favorite thing about Christy is, he did not hesitate to say, “Just how much loves me… and puts up with me!”

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Q: What’s your favorite thing about DJ’ng in general?

A: “I absolutely love being in complete control of a party! I always feel like I’m taking my audience on a roller coaster ride. And when the crowd is fully engaged in the ride I’m taking them on… I feel like there’s nobody in the world that could make them have a better time! When you play the right song, at the right time – and people go crazy… that’s what it’s all about. THAT – is what I live for!”

FAVORITE ARTIST: Eric Clapton / Notorious B.I.G.
FAVORITE VIBE/CHILL SONG: “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow / “Big Poppa,” Biggie
FAVORITE LOUD CAR JAM: “Money For Nothing,” Dire Straits

Q: As the founder, what do you view as the most important accomplishment of BRAVO Live DJ?

A: “The fact that we’ve built this whole thing with the right type of people. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had some guys come & go over the years. But the ones that are truly BRAVO Live DJ material - stick around for a long time. Together, we live by, and hold each other accountable to a set of ‘Rising Tide Values.’ I think that alone sets us apart as an organization more than anything else. I love having a band of brothers that will always have my back… just like I will always have theirs. I treat our team like family, because to me, that’s exactly what they are.”

RAPID FIRE! (Josh Ruby)

1: What’s your favorite line from a movie?

A: “I’ll be your Huckleberry.” – Doc Holliday, TOMBSTONE

2: If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as YOU?

A: Tom Cruise, baby!

3: If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

A: Honestly… the day my grandparents met. I love that story.

4: If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you title it?

A: “No Excuses”

5: Do you have a favorite quote?

A: 2 actually: “Know thyself,” Socrates / “To thine own self be true,” Shakespeare

6: People would be surprised if they knew THIS about you:

A: I can play basketball. (Yes, I know that I’m short, LOL).

7: What did you want to be when growing up?

A: From age 12 or so, the movie “Wallstreet” inspired me to be a Stockbroker.

8: What’s the first concert you ever attended?

A: Bobby Brown

9: What’s the one thing you absolutely cannot resist?

A: My smokin’ hot wife!

10: What music is most likely to be found on your phone (or listening to in the car)?

A: 90’s music of ANY given style: Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Country… as long as it’s 90’s

11: What TV show are you ASHAMED to admit that you love?

A: Growing up, I was obsessed with “Days Of Our Lives”

12: As a kid, what’s the best present you every got for Christmas or Birthday?

A: He-Man’s “Castle Grayskull”

13: *BONUS QUESTION (because hey, he’s the owner) … What would you most like to go back and tell your 13-year old self?

A: Don’t worry… you’re going to be really cool one day.