TJ Connelly is co-founder of onthebar, host of The Night Shift on The Boston Globe’s RadioBDC, Music Director for the Boston Red Sox, and a freelance consultant supporting music, software, live production, and business development needs. For a more in-depth chronology, visit current projects, past work, and press.
- NECN “Sox DJ Exposes Musical Tastes of Players”
- WGBH “Duo Behind Sound Of Fenway Park”
- BDCWire “Fenway Park DJ TJ Connelly Prepares for the World Series”
While working by day in software, security, and internet engineering since 1995 for the likes of Lycos, ITA Software, and Google, TJ spent his nights working as a DJ and getting to know Boston’s nightlife community. His interest in cocktails was born during a year-long stint working the door at Cambridge’s B-Side Lounge, immediately followed by four years of live theater production at the Improv Asylum comedy theater in Boston’s North End.
In 2005 he joined the Boston Red Sox as backup ballpark DJ, and in 2008 became the full-time Music Director, programming game and event music for more than three million visitors to Fenway Park each year. While he can’t promise to play your request (DJing the game can get a bit hectic), you can follow TJ on twitter and keep an eye out for #soxmusic tweets to get a glimpse behind the scenes.
In 2011 TJ co-founded onthebar, which helps users plan an evening out by knowing which bartenders are making what drinks at which bars. In 2012, he began as a regular DJ on Boston.com’s RadioBDC and co-founded Thirst Boston, a beverage festival showcasing Boston’s cocktail community.
TJ is available to DJ your wedding/birthday party/Bar Mitzvah, consult on projects and events, or provide advice on where to find the best ramen noodles in most US cities.