Eric Cutler is the owner of Cocktail Hour Entertainment and his company specializes in Bar Mitzvahs and corporate events. www.CocktailHourEntertainment.com 954-612-7431
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Eric Cutler and his employees provide the very best in quality "extra" entertainment services. Located in south florida, Eric Cutler and his company perform at many south florida Bar Mitzvah's and all of Eric Cutler's clients are extremely happy and recent recommendations from clients can be provided any time. Cocktail Hour Entertainment provides Green Screen Photos, Photo Booths, Arcade Games, Airbrush Tattoos, Graffiti Favors (shirts/hats0, and much more! Visit Eric Cutler and Cocktail Hour Entertainment at www.CocktailHourEntertainment.com
Eric Cutler is an owner who takes passion in his profession and Eric Cutler is always looking for the latest and greatest to better serve the south florida community. Eric Cutler and his staff take great pride in providing the very best that Florida has to offer for extra entertainment. Eric Cutler can assist any family with their upcoming bar mitzvah or corporate event. Call Eric Cutler and Cocktail Hour Entertainment and find out why hundreds of families, party planners, caterers, and DJs every year trust Eric Cutler and Cocktail Hour Entertainment with their customers.
THE ERIC CUTLER STORY: How did Eric Cutler get into this industry?
Eric Cutler was raised in Bensalem, Pa. and Eric was raised as a conservative jew and primarily went to hebrew school at a conservative temple but then apx. 2 years before Eric Cutler had his bar mitzvah his family switched synagogues and Eric Cutler finished hebrew school at a reform temple. Scholastically the switch was easy for Eric Cutler b/c he had already learned cursive hebrew in his original synagogue, but in Eric Cutler's new temple they were just starting to learn cursive hebrew and other things so it was fun to have that advantage in hebrew class. Eric Cutler's parents got divorced before his own Bar Mitzvah and like many kids Eric Cutler spent some time living with his mother in Philadelphia and some time living with his father who remarried and moved to Upper Dublin, Pa.
Eric Cutler was raised and practiced Judaism which helped him understand exactly what many of his clients and their children are going through for their upcoming bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs so Eric Cutler is better able to serve his clients.
Like many kids growing up in the 80's, Eric Cutler loved video games and pinball machines. The first video game system his parents bought was unisonic which was the sears brand version of pong for the home. The next system he had was the sears version of Intellivision, then Atari 5200. His friends had colecovision which was the best system at the time, but Eric never had that system :(
As a child Eric Cutler was very ambitious to work and buy things for himself that his parents wouldn't so he had many jobs. Eric Cutler had 2 paper routes and Eric had many local neighbors waiting on him for their lawns to be cut, leaves to be raked, and driveways to be shoveled. Eric Cutler enjoyed sledding more than most kids his age b/c he usually went sledding after he had already made as much as $100 shoveling driveways (which was a lot for an 11 year old in the 80's). So when he went sledding he already felt the satisfaction of playing AFTER he had worked which taught him this discipline as an adult which unfortunately many people lack today.
At the age of 12 Eric Cutler bought his first pinball machine, The Black Hole by Gottlieb, which was 1 year before Eric Cutler's own bar mitzvah. The story of how he bought it is kind of interesting b/c he asked his dad if he could get a real pinball machine to replace the toy one he had gotten for his birthday from Kiddie City (like Toys R Us). Eric Cutler's dad jokingly said, "sure, if you spend you own money," but his dad thought that would never happen. Eric Cutler didn't have to wait that long since it snowed a few times and combined with his paper route he bought his first pinball machine from the local arcade at the mall for less then $500. Eric Cutler arranged the delivery of the pinball machine to his home during after school hours. When his dad came home from work and saw the pinball machine in his room he couldn't get mad b/c Eric Cutler reminded his dad that he said it was ok if he spent his own money. Owning a pinball machine at such a young age gave Eric Cutler an insight into arcade games an electronics b/c he not only played the game, but experimented with the machine and it's internal parts. He started doing the same thing with video games as well.
Eric Cutler purchased his first 35mm Nikon camera in his teens and took photography classes in high school. This was before digital photography when we used film and chemicals to work in a dark room to develop the photos. Some of Eric Cutler's photos were used in his high school year book and he enjoyed taking pictures. Eric also purchased a Cannon, Minolta, and a Ricoh camera as well. For a period photography became his new passion.
Eric Cutler was an avid roller skater in philadelphia and loved going roller skating in middle school. He enjoyed learning new tricks like skating backwards, hockey stops, 360's, knee drops, wall sliding, and many others. Eric Cutler always enjoyed taking things a little further then most b/c he was a passionate person who believed if you are going to do something then do it great! As he got older he switched from skating to dancing and Eric Cutler became very interested in learning all the latest hip hop and house music dances moves. Eric Cutler danced on Dance Party USA, Club MTV at the palladium in NYC, and was the choreographer for the rap group MVP (Most Valuable Poets).
Eric Cutler went to college in Connecticut to study marine biology and oceanography, but at the age of 20, Eric Cutler moved to Florida to continue his college education studying Ocean Engineering, but he always had a lingering fear that he would end up stuck in a boring 9-5 job with a boring career. Before graduating college, Eric Cutler starting working part-time as a motivational dancer on Bar Mitzvahs and Corporate Events. Eric couldn't believe he was "getting paid to party" and he fell in love with the entertainment side of the special events industry. He worked for years as a Motivational Dancer, MC, and occasionally filled in as a DJ for Hart 2 Hart Entertainment, which was was one of the top Entertainment companies in NY and Florida. Being jewish didn't hurt considering how many Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah parties they did which got him requested on many parties. Eric was often teased for being the guy that was into his job way too much, but Eric Cutler never had a job before that was so fun he looked forward to going to work! After a few years the company went through some changes and Eric Cutler took an office position job running the office for Hart to Hart which provided Eric Cutler with invaluable experience for running an entertainment company from the business side.
All of the hobbies listed above were a lot of fun for Eric Cutler and they all turned out to be different attributes that helped groom him to be successful in the entertainment industry. If you want experience and quality for your event at a competitive price then you should definitely call Eric Cutler and Cocktail Hour Entertainment for your affair b/c they have a better understanding of what your party needs and they will ensure the many different aspects involved for a successful event work together.
If you are interested in having a successful, stress-free event call Eric Cutler and Cocktail Hour Entertainment and we guarantee you'll be glad you did!
Owner-Cocktail Hour Entertainment
Eric Cutler owns Cocktail Hour Entertainment and has a staff of approximately 25 employees. Photo of Eric Cutler is below.
Eric Cutler was raised near Philadelphia and he also lived in New York. He had 2 paper routes as a child and he saved his money and bought his first pinball machine, The Black Hole by Gottlieb, at the age of 12, which was 1 year before his own bar mitzvah!
Eric Cutler purchased his first 35mm Nikon camera in his teens and took photography classes in high school and some of his photos were used in his high school year book. Eric Cutler danced on Dance Party USA, Club MTV, and was the choreographer for the rap group MVP (Most Valuable Poets). These things were all fun, but they were just hobbies and he didn't realize at the time that all these hobbies would tie into his eventual career.
At the age of 20, Eric Cutler moved to Florida to continue his education studying Ocean Engineering in college but he always had a fear that he would end up with a boring career. Before graduating college, he starting working part-time as a motivational dancer on Bar Mitzvahs and Corporate Events. He couldn't believe he was "getting paid to party" and he fell in love with the entertainment side of the special events industry. He worked for years as a Motivational Dancer, MC, and DJ for Hart 2 Hart Entertainment, which was was one of the top Entertainment companies in NY and Florida. He was often teased for being the guy that was into his job way too much, but Eric Cutler never had a job before where looked forward to going to work!
He couldn't get enough of it and even took the job of running their office which wasn't the best paying job, but it provided invalauble experience so he could learn both the front end and back end of the business. They offered DJ services, lighting, special effects, game rentals, and more. Like most DJ companies, they hired different companies to provide many of the "extra" services. Eric suggested they invest and do all the "extras" themselves, but the owners had their hands full just running a successful DJ company and couldn't do both. They often said, "spend your own money and if it works out we'll reimburse you" which wasn't very motivating. Eric Cutler eventually decided to start Cocktail Hour Entertainment! He started by doing lots of research since there were many different forms of "extra" entertainment. He discovered many of the things he enjoyed growing up were part of this industry. Eric Cutler's knowledge and love of video games and pinball machines could be applied to maintaining and renting arcade games on parties. His experience and skill in photography could be applied toward Green Screen photos, 3D photos, Flip Photos, and more! His experience as a DJ, Dancer, MC, and office manager for Hart 2 Hart Entertainment gave him an understanding of how to run a successful entertainment company and how to organize a successful party from start to finish. His office experience taught him how to organize the details of an event for both his clients and his staff. He was groomed for this industry and didn't even realize it, he found a career that he loved!
Through the years Eric Cutler has worked together with other entertainment companies and event planners to produce successful, stress free events for 1000's of clients. He has met with hundreds of families and helped them in virtually every aspect of their party planning from concept to creation. Very few people in the novelty entertainment industry have his level of experience, guidance, and perspective. When you book Cocktail Hour Entertainment this experience will be applied to planning your event.
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