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About Us

Our Story

My name is James Martin, founder of Base Enterprise. I started 30 years ago as a DJ then got noticed on my performing aspect so I tried my hand in acting. I was DJ’ing and learning how to be an impersonator,  started out as different comedic impersonators then focused on The Blues Brothers This gave me a shot to travel around the country. We got so good that I opened up for several acts all over from Chubby Checker to Kelly Clarkson. It gave a shot to be on MTV as a Blues Brother impersonator saying what videos we are playing next. I have been on several news stations from WGN to Channel 5 news. I left to play The Blues Brothers in Vegas and Florida, entertained on  the Disney Cruise ship and the Bahamas, acted on some videos on MTV for Insane Clown Posse, and sung at the House of Blues with the actual Blues Brothers Band. I have owned and operated 3 Halloween stores, 3 restaurants, an out door Mini Golf place, Jimmy Jamz playhouse in St. Charles (which later became my DJ Name: Jimmy Jamz) and Land of Time both indoor amusement centers and my own DJ business in Illinois. After all this I have learned the art of entertaining and have the knowledge in all aspects of the entertaining business. 


Base Enterprise is a small family business located in Marseilles Illinois and now also in Salem Missouri, We have been  entertaining for over 30 years all over Illinois and since 2020 we have been entertaining in Missouri. We fell in love with Salem, Missouri so much we planted some roots there with alot of help from our friends in Salem we expanded not only in entertainment but we have an escape room, air bnbs, fun equipment rental and coming soon the Fun Food Experiment which is a fun food trailer selling ice cream, pretzels, shaved ice, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and so much more!


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