David WilnerSounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
My name is David Wilner, and I greatly appreciate you considering me to be the master of ceremonies and disc jockey at your event. The main thing that sets me apart as an MC is that for my entire adult life I have been a full-time professional entertainer. Music is my life’s passion, and I’m proud to have made it into my career. My many years of experience as a stage performer have made me incredibly confident and natural on the microphone. I use my role as MC to infuse every party with energy and elegance, but I make sure to keep the focus off of myself and squarely on the guests of honor. Once the music starts, I excel at keeping multiple generations of guests dancing together by playing the best dance songs of every decade – from the classics through current hits – all while incorporating the personal favorites of my clients. Most importantly, I strive to offer unsurpassed customer service, getting to know each and every one of my clients personally so that they feel absolutely confident in me on the day of their event.
Want to meet me before you book? I also serve as a Sounds Abound Entertainment Consultant and regularly meet with new clients at our Naperville office. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and I look forward to meeting you!
PS – Don’t forget to ask David about performing live music during your cocktail hour or your wedding ceremony! Learn more about David Wilner as a professional musician and DJ.
What Clients Say About David
David Wilner and his team were AMAZING!!!
Our softball org holds a banquet every year for over two hundered people, more than half of them kids from 5-18. In past years, once dinner is over, the kids mostly disengage from the event. NOT THIS YEAR!!! From my very first meeting with David, I knew his goals for the event matched mine and he really delivered. He had many great suggestions for the flow of the event and kept everything on time. He and his two assistants had the kids attention from the second they walked in the door with games, dancing, prizes and music. All of the adults were on the dance floor too, having a fantastic time with their kids. I had so many compliments on his team that I lost count of them all. The head of our organization personally approached him after the event to make sure he was available for next year and my fourteen year old daughter even admitted it was really fun! If you are planning a large event that involves many children of all ages, I could not recommend David more highly, he is worth every penny.
Oak Park Windmills
Dear David, Thank you so much for being our DJ on our special day! We couldn't of asked anyone better to do the job. Chris and I are so pleased with how the day turned out and you played one of the biggest roles. From the music at our ceremony, all the way to the last song. You were absolutely amazing! Everyone keeps telling us how wonderful the DJ and music was. You truly are one of the biggest reasons why everyone had so much fun! Thank you for everything!
October 8, 2016
The #1 compliment we got after our wedding was undoubtedly "Your DJ was awesome!!" David Wilner was fantastic from helping us pick out songs for key moments, to putting us at complete ease moments before the ceremony bycoordinating the entrances, to switching up the music all night to keep the party going! I would absolutely recommend Sounds Abound and David to anyone.
November 19, 2016
Amazing DJ, Amazing Event!
I attended a beautiful wedding a couple years ago where Sounds Abound was DJing and was so impressed that I hired them when planning my own wedding. The DJ we requested unfortunately fell through about 3 weeks before our event and we chose David Wilner for his replacement. From our first meeting to our last song played (Go Cubs, GO!), we were 100% satisfied with the job he did. Tim and I were a little lost on our ceremony and cocktail hour music, and David helped us fill all of that in with excellent recommendations. He acted more as a wedding planner for us (which we badly needed) than a DJ. He was truly our master of ceremonies. Thank you so much, David!
November 4, 2016
David Thank you so much for being AWESOME! Our guests absolutely raved about you, and we could not be happier with how our day/night was Mc'd and DJ'd...we danced for HOURS and that's because we were having a blast! We got so many compliments on our DJ and we are so glad our guests had a blast too. We can't say "thank you" enough!
September 23, 2016
We had David as our DJ for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and I could not have been more pleased! David was extremely knowledgeable and personable, and he knew exactly how to work the crowd. He and his assistants went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly and all our needs were met. Both adults and kids had a blast, and many people raved about our DJ after the party ended! David truly made the party as successful as it was, and we will absolutely hire him again in two years for my son's Bar Mitzvah!
August 27, 2016
David from Sounds Abound was absolutely the BEST DJ and also provided uplighting for our wedding. He thought of every detail, read the crowd well on song choices and just let us sit back and enjoy the day! He even helped guide some "sensitive" family matters and everyone raved about how cool/great he was! It's one thing to have great vendors, but by the end of the night David felt like family and I can't imagine having anyone else to be our DJ/MC/Jack of All Trades on our wedding day! Thank you David for not only being a great DJ but a great person, we only hope to be as cool as you someday! 🙂
August 13, 2016
David Ben and I don't even know where, how, or who else we EVER would have imagined having for our wedding DJ! You were AMAZING! Totally rocked the day, night, and every par of it. You truly made our day perfect with the way you ran the night, connected, and made it all so smooth and fun! You've already been recommended by us to four people!
Thanks again for EVERYTHING! You truly were incredible David. Ben and I had a blast and really enjoyed having you.
July 30, 2016
Sounds Abound did an amazing job DJ-ing for our wedding! Specifically, our main DJ was David Wilner. He was highly professional and struck a great balance between meeting all of our requests and using his professional judgement to create a seamless, amazing event!
June 12, 2016
In getting married there is a lot of decisions you have to make. The best decision I made was saying yes and marrying my now husband. The second best decision I made was choosing David as our DJ for the wedding.
David was the one thing in the wedding we had no doubts to worries about. After seeing his video and meeting with him we immediately knew we made the right decision. He gave us great pointers and ideas to improve the flow of the wedding and was wonderful helping us choose the correct music!
During the reception the music was fantastic, the styles, timing and flow of music was perfect! David kept the dance floor moving and energized the entire night! He played all of our requests and continually checked on us throughout the evening to make sure WE were have the best time we could have.
We knew David had our best interests in mind and we knew we could trust him? Even now, my friends and family keep coming up to us and tell us how amazing the DJ was. I would highly recommend David for ANY wedding or event!
5 Stars! A++ Gold Star 2 Thumbs Way Up!
-Joanna and Harry
June 24, 2016
We absolutely loved our experience with Sounds Abound. They were very helpful from our first meeting all the way to the wedding day. David our DJ was excellent and made the reception great. He also played piano for us during the ceremony which was beautiful. We highly recommend David and Sounds Abound for your wedding day.
June 11, 2016
Simply Wonderful!! We booked with David Wilner after an open house event at Sounds Abound. His personality won us over and we are SO happy it did! From start to finish, he was communicative every step of the way! Our June 18th wedding would not have been the same without him. He definitely knows how to work a crowd and keep the music going! He checked in numerous times with me and my husband throughout the night just to make sure everything was going the way we wanted. Our guests loved the music and danced till the very last song was played! I highly, highly recommend David and the Sounds Abound team!
June 18, 2016
Amazing experience with David Wilner & Sounds Abound
Had an amazing experience using Sounds Abound. David Wilner recently played the Piano at our wedding ceremony and was the DJ at our wedding reception. Not only is David extremely talented, but he is very friendly, dependable and easy to work with. David went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and make us happy on our big day. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and David Wilner to others!
May 29, 2016
Corinne's Bat Mitzvah
We are delighted to have chosen David Wilner and Sounds Abound as our DJ for the Bat Mitzvah party of our daughter, Corinne. David was so friendly, flexible and accommodating. He made us all feel special. He kept the party alive throughout. It was so fun for both the kids and adults. I would recommend David and Sounds Abound to anyone.
April 2, 2016
I'm so glad we chose Sounds Abound when it came time to pick a DJ. They were so easy to work with and online planner was super helpful when it came to picking out the music for the reception. David was extremely helpful throughout the process and really helped when it came to music selection and the timing of the songs. He is an AMAZING MC and I would readily recommend him. Our guests are still talking about how great the music was and what an awesome time they had. Thank you David and the Sounds Abound team for helping to make our special day even more awesome 🙂
October 3, 2015
My brother referred my husband and I to David at Sounds Abound. David had DJed my brother's wedding and we loved his work. From start to finish, Sounds Abound's office was so easy to work with and everyone was so helpful. David walked us through the entire process, he was easy to contact, and gave us great advice for our event. We are so happy with our experience with Sounds Abound. Our wedding guests loved the music, and everyone had such a great time.
December 5, 2015
We just had David Wilner from Sounds Abound at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. He was absolutely amazing. He kept 50 13 year old's along with younger kids and adults of all ages engaged for the full 4 hours. My daughter was wary of games since she had some bad experiences, but absolutely loved the games David played. They were fun for the people playing as well as the people watching. He made the event for us. I can't count the number of compliments I got on his services. I would recommend him to everyone for any type of event.
November 21, 2015
Fabulous Bar Mitzvah Party due to Engaging DJ
David Wilner and his two associates dj'd my son's bar mitzvah party. They kept the kids engaged in games the whole time and only added dancing at the end per my son's request. The kids had a great time as did my son. He also MC'd the event and kept it moving. David and his team were fabulous!I will be using them again for my daughter's bat mitzvah. I can't recommend them enough.
Septemer 26, 2015
David was our DJ and I couldnt be happier with his performance! He was amazing and and played an amazing arrangement of music. He knew how to get people on the dance floor and kept the party alive till the end! Thanks for all you did David! You were the best!
October 17, 2015
We absolutely LOVED having Sounds Abound as the DJ for our wedding! David Wilner was absolutely AMAZING! He did a great job keeping the night moving and with the music selection. Our guests are still talking about how much they loved the dancing and how much fun they had at our wedding. A lot of planning goes into a wedding, and Sounds Abound made the music selections easy and they were really a company you could trust to do everything you needed to. Thank you Sounds Abound for making our wedding night a night that all of our guests will remember as much as we will!
October 10, 2015
Steven and Kara | Sept. 5, 2015
David Wilner was our DJ for our wedding on Sept.5, 2015. We met with him a couple days before our wedding and he instantly put our worries at ease and we knew our reception would run smoothly. We got many compliments on the music played during and dinner. He kept us well informed of the order of events during the reception and kept the party going! He truly can read a party and keep the vibe going! He even through in an impromptu dance with my grandpa that I absolute loved and will treasure the memory. Steven and I are both thrilled with how well the night went. David is wonderful and truly knows how to keep a party going - Thank you David!
September 5, 2015
Best DJ Company Around- We did our research!
We did lots of research and decided on Sounds Abound because of their price and their videos. We met with them and watched the videos to pick out the DJ that best fit our personality and the tone of our wedding. David Wilner was our DJ and he made the night run flawlessly between cocktail hour, speeches, dinner, and the party! He had everyone, young and old up and dancing all night long. Highly recommended.
June 27, 2015
David was fabulous. He kept everyone dancing all night long. The photo booth was also wonderful. Thanks Sounds Abound for helping make are night great!!!!
July 25, 2015
David and everyone else that we have worked with at Sounds Abound was absolutely wonderful. He sat down with us before the wedding to make sure we were on the same page about everything. David was so flexible and came up with some amazing ideas to help make our day special. On the big day, they were so flexible when our hall asked them to set up inside, and we changed to outside only a half hour ahead of time. They mic'd everything perfectly for the outside ceremony.
When it came to the reception music, it was everything we dreamed of and more. Our cocktail hour had a wonderful vibe to it, and our dinner music was just what we had asked for. David was so good at letting us know what was next, and keeping us updated. He did a great job with our introductions, and especially with rounding up our whole wedding party to pass on instructions. He was very patient and helped us have so much fun.
The dancing music was incredible. We had fun picking out our favorite dance hits on the gigbuilder website, but he chose the perfect songs for the moment.
I couldn't recommend Sounds Abound enough to every couple I know. They did an amazing job from start to finish. They kept us informed and connected through the whole planning process, and they put on quite the party on the big day.
Thank you for making our party a blast!
July 11, 2015
Since our son Nate's Bar Mitzvah, all our friends and family have been telling us that we really know how to host a celebration. But it's our DJ, David, that really knows how to throw a party! There wasn't a moment when Nate's friends and cousins weren't enjoying themselves, dancing, playing games, or checking out the Photo Booth. Everything went so smoothly, we couldn't have asked for anything more!
June 14, 2015
Awesome DJ's and Great Service
Our wedding was May 23rd 2015 and Our DJ was David Wilner and Chris Colvin. We found about Sounds Abound when my brother and his wife used them , specifically David for their wedding two years prior. At their wedding David had my wife and myself and the whole crowd dancing the whole night playing great music non stop. When we got engaged after booking our venue first thing we did was call Sounds abound and request David Wilner. Sounds abound music selection is great, you can choose your must play list, do not play list and a playlist to fill in the rest. David did an amazing job filling in the blank areas of songs that we needed or were missing. David and Chris did an amazing job at our wedding keeping my wife and myself along with our whole dance group dancing the whole night, which is awesome to see especially when there is such an array of age groups at the party. We were once again impressed with sounds abound and the service and quality of service provided. David kept us and the wedding on track and helped us along the way. I would recommend Sounds abound and David and Chris to anyone looking for a DJ for their event. David and Chris kept our party going the whole time with awesome selections and also let us pick any additional songs on the spot if needed. David and Chris were also great because they accomodated us by playing a selection of polish songs at our wedding that we chose beforehand. Chris was also a blast to have co-DJ with David. Great people, great time,great service, worth every penny. As my brother said to David 2 years ago, he is a "DJ Magician Dude." Thank you for making our wedding that much more memorable.
May 23, 2015
Gabe's Bar Mitzvah
Our family recently hosted our son's bar mitzvah party at a venue in Northbrook, and our guests numbered about 70 kids and 50 adults. David Wilner and his team MC'd and DJ'd the festivities perfectly for all. David took the time in advance to get to know us and to understand our combined preferences. When the big night arrived, the flow of the evening's activities went like clockwork, drawing kids and adults out to the floor for games and dancing--everyone enjoying themselves together!
May 9, 2015
Sounds Abound was an amazing choice for our wedding - and David Wilner, the DJ we chose, was PERFECT. The music he chose all night kept everyone, young and old, on the dance floor. They were really easy to work with and made the process as smooth as possible.
November 1, 2014
If you are looking for a DJ look no further than David Wilner from Sounds Abound! It was by chance that We met David and he became the DJ for our wedding but my wife and I plus the 130 guests all agree that it was lucky we did because he was awesome! From young to old he kept everyone on the dance floor and entertained. A couple friends who are getting married next year comment that they were upset they had already booked because he did such an awesome job. It wasn't just the night of the party that makes him such a great DJ -- it's the preparation leading up to the event. He was always in contact and willing to help out in whatever way possible. He worked with us to ensure that we had the music we like and mixed in a little something for everyone. If you're in need of a DJ for whatever event, go with David and you will be nothing short of elated at the job he does.
September 27, 2014
We absolutely loved our DJ David Wilner, he was confident, very comfortable with the microphone, professional, kept all the wedding events within the schedule, played music that all age groups could dance to, played all of our special requests and overall did a fantastic job, we are very very happy with the result and would totally recommend him. The photo booth was also great! People loved it and the photo strip is not only a nice wedding souvenir for guests but also some funny pictures of our guests for ourselves to keep.
Excellent service, Sounds Abound is a solid company, I would totally hire your services again for future events. 5/5 stars!!!*****
September 20, 2014
Don't look anywhere else...Sounds Abound is the one!
Since my wedding, I have heard SO MANY compliments on our DJ, David Wilner. I was told numerous times that he was the best DJ anyone ever experienced at a wedding and how the mix of music was perfect for both the younger and older crowd.
Sounds Abound was first recommended to us by our venue, Seven Bridges Golf Club. After reviewing their site and finding out that they work at our venue often, I knew I wanted to meet with them. Our first meeting was great, they are so professional and have so many tools for you to utilize to help you craft your day just as you would like.
We chose David Wilner to be our DJ - pick David! He is absolutely amazing. My now husband and I went into our meeting with him a few weeks before the wedding with not very strong opinions on the music front. David picked our brains to see what we liked and we filled out the online portal with some of our choices and he filled in the rest. My main concern was having some music for everyone while keeping our dance floor full. David did a fantastic job. Ladies, let me tell you, your DJ runs the night, you want to make sure you have someone experienced and knows what they are doing. David was outstanding. As the bride, he checked in with me numerous times throughout the night letting me know when things needed to be done (announcements, speeches, introductions, dinner, dancing - you name it, he was on top of it). He was on our side the whole time, but took all of our guests requests into consideration and protected us from any requests he knew we wouldn't want playing. He is so kind and fun, I cannot recommend him enough. As more and more of my friends are becoming engaged, I will definitely be sending them to David and the Sounds Abound team!
September 6, 2014
We used Sounds Abound and David Wilner for our wedding in July and loved them! Sounds Abound was great to work with and David was the perfect MC for our event. He kept the party going well into the evening and had some great suggestions that we were very happy with. He was very professional and great about giving his opinion while also not being too pushy and also listening to all of the ideas and requests that we had for the evening. We would definitely recommend using them to anyone and especially recommend David for his professionalism and constant energy. Thanks again!
July 19, 2014
Choosing Sounds Abound took an enormous amount of stress off of me and my wife. Sounds Abound provides an extensive lineup of reliable DJs/MCs and provide a thorough consultation to work out all of the details. Even after the first meeting, I felt relieved and in good hands.
David Wilner is simply excellent. He has a good taste of music, detail oriented, reliable, and has an excellent MC voice. Gary was also on site at our reception and did a great job getting our party rolling. Many of our friends at our wedding were asking for our DJ's contact information because they did such great work. Both of them know how to get the job done right!
They were the icing on the cake, thanks a lot guys!
June 7, 2014
Our DJ was David Wilner. We specifically asked Sounds Abound for him as we heard a lot of great things about him from other sources. We were not disappointed. David was exactly what we were looking for in a DJ. He knows his music and how to read a crowd to keep the party going. We specifically asked him not play play certain songs that a lot of people might consider wedding reception classics (YMCA, mambo 5, cha cha slide, etc.) knowing that many DJ's rely on these songs to entertain all age groups, but David said he didn't need them to make a great party. He was right. He kept the party going ALL NIGHT LONG. All age groups were on the dance floor throughout the night and when people started getting a little tired he was right there ready to switch to a slower song to give people a break. He played every song we requested and even offered to personally purchase any song Sounds Abound didn't already have in their vast collection. David and his assistant (who was also just as awesome) showed up professionally dressed for the occasion and ready to go. Their equipment was completely set up before guests even started to arrive and was very organized and tidy (no cables running all over the place to trip on, etc.) We setup a diner table for him close to his equipment and he was ready to go before the next part of our evening. Close to the end of the night he found us in the crowd and asked if there was anything he didn't cover or if we had any last requests and all we had to say was, "keep it going just like you have been." My wife and i (and all our guests) were highly impressed and would recommend David to anyone who asks.
July 26, 2014
Excellent DJ Service
We were pleased with Sounds Abound from our first contact with the company through our daughter's wedding. The website is thorough and easy to navigate, amd the DJ, David, was personable. He contacted our daughter and her fiancé and offered suggestions and tips. He handled the reception with flair and ease.
We recommend Sounds Abound for anyone desiring an effective and enjoyable DJ service.
July 25, 2014
David Wilner worked our wedding at Meson Sabika Pavilion and did an outstanding job!! Any detail we cared about he did exactly as we wanted, and used his experience and skill to fill out the rest the reception perfectly. Thank you for doing such a great job!!
July 18, 2014
Sounds Abound rocked our wedding!
David at Sounds Abound was better than a wedding planner. He helped keep our venue flowing! The music was just what we wanted...before we even knew what we wanted! A great day all around and Sounds Abound was instrumental in it!
Power Edge Yoga Fitness
Wedding with David W. on 6.29.2014
I had a wedding using Sound Abound on June 29th, 2014. Our DJ David Wilner and his staff were AMAZING! He kept everything incredibly organized and was a great support to have on our wedding day. He would politely tell us when we needed to be somewhere for the wedding. He made sure everything ran smoothly and without any hiccups which was much appreciated. He also completely understood when we wanted to add something spontaneously and if we didn't feel like doing something that we originally planned he kept the night going and our group excited! I would absolutely do another event with him as the DJ. Photo Cred: Photography by N.Cole
June 29. 2014
Absolutely the best!
We hired Sounds Abound to entertain at a celebration party at our 20th annual conference. The audience included scientists, researchers, doctors, children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, their parents and others. I was nervous that bringing this diverse group of people, not only ages, but also physical abilities, together would be hard. But our DJ, David was absolutely the best. He and his team made the evening something to remember! We are forever grateful for a memorable 20th Anniversary party!
June 28, 2014
The experience we had with Sounds Abound surpassed our expectations. Everyone was very professional and patient with us as this was our first time hiring a DJ. David Wilner, our DJ, had some great suggestions and really made our wedding a fun time for everyone. We had numerous comments from our guests stating that it was one of the best weddings they've been at. We would highly recommend Sounds Abound to our friends and in particular David Wilner.
July 5, 2014
Sounds Abound did an outstanding job of providing music for our wedding ceremony and reception, along with a photo booth and uplighting during the reception. We chose David Wilner to be our MC and we could not have been happier with the way that he worked with us, our families, and our friends to make our evening perfect. David communicated with us several times leading up to our wedding to make us feel completely comfortable and confident. He listened to our ideas and provided music and leadership throughout the evening that everyone at our wedding enjoyed. We highly recommend David and Sounds Abound!
June 13, 2014
My husband and I could not have been happier with David Wilner and his team from Sounds Abound. We live out of town, so David arranged a meeting over Skype so that we could discuss all of the music and MC details prior to our big day. After our meeting, leading up to our reception, we had no doubt that our night was going to be perfect, thanks to David (& it was!). The dance floor was full all night, just like we were hoping and our guests raved about how impressed they were with David. We also used the Photo booth & up lighting services from Sounds Abound and we have had a great time looking back at pictures of our goofy guests. Also, our room at Bolingbrook Golf Club looked great with the purple up lighting! Thanks so much, Sounds Abound!
May 25, 2014
Amazing wedding experience
David was our DJ and we could not have made a better choice in who to have mc our wedding. Everyone danced all night long and we have had guests raving about how great the night was. Thank you David for making our night so special and really rolling with the changes as they came along. I never thought having an oldies and country music styles would match, but it was absolutely amazing!
Sounds Abound as a company was fantastic as well. Everyone was very helpful and walked us through each step of the music process.
April 26, 2014
We got married on Friday April, 25th and we had David Wilner!! David was absolutely amazing to work with. He went out of his way for our meetings and did everything that was asked of him! With David getting to know us, he was able to 100% surprise us with a certain song ( and if you ask ANYBODY who was there, can vouch) that completely made our night!! David made our night memorable, all of our guests kept mentioning how great the weather was and how fun our music was! Our dance floor was never empty.. And that is exactly what we told David we wanted. We would 110% recommend Sounds Abound to any of our friends or family for ANY occasion. We just wish our night didn't go by so quickly! Thank you all again!!!
April 25, 2014
Perfect, professional and precisely what we wanted for our day!
David Wilner and the sounds abound team were incredible to work with. Professional all the way and so accommodating! David is an amazing DJ and MC - the perfect guide for the day. We could not be happier with the way everything turned out! You would be crazy not to work with sounds abound! 100% we will recommend them to all of our friends and family! Thank you for all your help in making our day extra special! Jillian and Matthew Love
November 16, 2013
Bar Mitzvah DJ
David Wilner and his team did an exceptional job with my son's bar mitzvah. Kids and adults alike had a fantastic time. David and his team kept the kids busy and having fun the entire evening. I didn't have to worry about any of the kids getting into mischief during the evening because they were so entertained. David also did a great job of managing the flow and agenda of the evening that I could just sit back and enjoy the night. Sounds Abound also produced a montage that exceeded my expectations and anything I could have done on my own. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound.
November 9, 2013
David Wilner and our daughter's Bat Mitzvah
Let me just start by saying David Wilner is now known by our 13 year old daughter and her friends as "Our New Best Friend David"...What more glowing endorsement could one ask for? From the start of the process weeks before the event to the very last song David provided great advice, supplied all the enthusiasm one could ask for and just made our daughter's Bat Mitzvah day very special. He had 40 teenagers on the dance floor and engaged for 4 hours...not an easy task and he accomplished it flawlessly. We will be using David's services in the future and would HIGHLY recommend him for any event that requires DJ services!
Sounds Abound was amazing! We worked with David Wilner and he couldn't have been any better. Our guests kept talking about how great he was. Our dance floor was full all night and he really helped make sure that nobody missed the important moments of the night. He was accessible and professional throughout the whole process. Their whole office was outstanding and very responsive.
We also used their photobooth and it was a huge hit. They were so easy to work with and put together an incredible guest book for us. We highly recommend Sounds Abound and David!
September 28, 2013
Wedding September 21, 2013
There was no question what DJ Company we were going to use for our wedding on September 21, 2013. David Wilner from Sounds Abound had DJ’ed both my sisters’ weddings as well as my cousin’s. All three were so much fun so we didn’t hesitate to use David for ours. At our meeting he was wonderful and assured us he would take care of everything. We went over every detail from pronunciations of names to timing of events and music. On our wedding day David did a great job checking in with us throughout the evening to make sure things were running the way we wanted. Once the dancing started I’m pretty sure the dance floor was packed the rest of the night. He was able to read the crowd and played music that got everyone involved. I've never been to a wedding where so many people were there until the very end. I knew we were in good hands with David but he and his assistant really went out of their way to make sure the night went the way we wanted. It was perfect!
Outstanding & Organized
Must have been one of the smoothest parts of the wedding planning process and execution. Not wanting to make more decisions, we gave our DJ, David Wilner, a general idea of what we wanted and he tailored the wedding party set list for cocktails, dinner, and dancing that was fantastic. He had outstanding confidence and experience that made the wedding night amazing. Couldn't have asked for more out of our DJ. Highly suggest David Wilner for your wedding night.
August 31, 2013
We are so thrilled with the job that Sounds Abound did at our wedding. David Wilner was our DJ, and he was AMAZING! He kept us on track throughout cocktail hour and dinner, making sure we were moving through the crowd and talking to all of our guests. When the dancing actually started, he kept the dance floor packed. He read the crowd and played songs that kept everyone involved. We would highly recommend him!
We also got a photo booth, which was a hit with all of our guests. There was an attendant who kept things moving, and Sounds Abound provided props for our guests. People had so much fun with this, and we got a copy of all of the pictures. Just another great memory from the day!
July 12, 2013
With all the stress and planning a wedding we were grateful and lucky to have a phenomenal DJ at our wedding 🙂 Not only did friends and family love him and the music, but we could not stop complimenting and recommending DAVID WILNER! He's amazing, he pays attention to every detail and spends the time to get to know you as a couple to provide the best entertainment to your style and specific needs on your special day. Everything flowed so perfect and he made us feel at ease! There is not enough room on this testimonial for me to write everything that DAVID did but I cant express enough how he made our wedding day perfect! I have had 3 other friends have David be there DJ on their weddings and when we were able to book him I was ecstatic. Thank again David for all your hard work and for making our day as stress-free, fun, and memorable 🙂
Love, The Rabrich's 🙂
June 21, 2013
Music for our wedding was particularly difficult. My husband and his family are from Poland, so we had a a language barrier, as well as two groups with very different musical tastes. This was very stressful before the wedding as we searched for ways to ensure both cultures felt included. After talking to David Wilner a week before the wedding, our worries vanished. He was so helpful and insightful that I didn't think about music again! I know he did a lot of homework the week before our wedding, and it showed. The dance floor was packed, and both sides raved about how good the music was! Thanks again to Sounds Abound and David Wilner- they were awesome to work with from start to finish! I honestly don't know why you pick anyone else.
June 1, 2013
David Wilner and his crew are responsible for making my Daughters Bat Mitzvah an absolutely wonderful evening. There was not a moment of the event that David didn’t have planned out. His choice of music and his high energy personality kept the dance floor packed for the entire evening not only with the kids but also the adults. He had the kids totally involved in the games he had them playing. All are guest told us what a wonderful time they had.
My family and I want to thank David and Sounds Abound for giving us an evening we will cherish the rest of our lives.
May 25, 2013
Loved it when David came out on the dance floor with his mic to lead the group in a dance. It was just the greatest thing ever and I got a lot of pictures.
December 14, 2012
How did Sounds Abound measure up to your expectations? Exceeded expectations is not nearly enough to express how happy we were with David! We have now experienced his "art" two times and I cannot wait to recommend him as many times as possible in the future! THANKS AGAIN DAVID! Keep doing what you are doing!
September 22, 2012
"We have gotten so many great comments from our guests about David and Sounds Abound Entertainment. He did an awesome job, and it was a great night!!! I would recommend him to everyone!"
June 29, 2012
Christine & Tim – November 17, 2012
“Sounds Abound exceeded my expectations all the way through the process from the initial meeting, planning leading up to our wedding and the actual event day! All professionals and so easy to work with! I would recommend your company and services to anyone!”
Rebecca & Andrew – November 3, 2012
“Andrew and I were very pleased with the services provided by Sounds Abound. We had a blast at our wedding and Sounds Abound was a big reason why. David was very helpful and professional especially with organizing the grand entrance of our bridal party and the overall flow of the evening.”
Kathleen & David – October 13, 2012
“David Wilner was absolutely excellent last night at our wedding! My husband and I could not have been happier with his level of professionalism and how great he was engaging with the crowd. We got compliments from everyone about the great music he played. We will definitely recommend David to our friends and family.”
Jenna & Christopher – October 7, 2012
“David and your company is very professional and attentive. Everything was great.”
Allison & Tulle – October 6, 2012
“David was AMAZING. He was very professional and was really great at taking the reins and making sure that the reception went well. We did not have to worry about anything once the reception got started as David talked us through what would happen and really led everything in a way that was great. David was very thorough and made sure that every aspect of the night was exactly what we wanted. Throughout the process, he gave great suggestions and advice and seemed to genuinely want us to have the best time possible. David was really great at picking a playlist that got a lot of different people out on the dance floor. We did not have many ideas in advance for songs that we wanted, but loved all of the music that was played. We got compliments from many guests on how great David was. We would not hesitate to recommend David and Sounds Abound to our friends.”
Amanda & Nick – September 29, 2012
“My husband and I are beyond grateful for the excellent service and the impeccably knowledgable MC, David. Our guests were itching to get onto the dance floor before we started eating dinner and the dance floor was packed until the reception was over. We are still getting emails about how amazing our DJ was. From the cocktail hour to the lighting, there is nothing that Nick and I would change. We would absolutely recommend Sounds Abound and David to all of our friends and family! Thanks again for making our day everything we could have wished for.”
Nicole & Nick – September 22, 2012
“How did Sounds Abound measure up to your expectations? Exceeded expectations is not nearly enough to express how happy we were with David! We have now experienced his “art” two times and I cannot wait to recommend him as many times as possible in the future! THANKS AGAIN DAVID! Keep doing what you are doing!”
Amy (Mother) – Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah – September 15, 2012
“David and his guys were excellent. They kept the kids entertained the whole time. They were nice to us as well. After the party, we had kids say that was the best party they were ever at. We also had several adults say, “You guys had great DJ’s!” and “What awsome DJ’s!” I would like to plan another party for adults, just so we can hire them again. We are going to tell our temple about you guys, so that you are on their referral list for planning bar/bat mitzvahs. You were great!”
Karen & Eddie – August 3, 2012
“Everything was excellent! From the beginning process to the reception everything was made easy and we didn’t have to worry about anything. Very professional and very reliable!”
Tierney & Andy – June 29, 2012
“We have gotten so many great comments from our guests about David and Sounds Abound Entertainment. He did an awesome job, and it was a great night!!! I would recommend him to everyone!”
Gianna & Ryan – June 16, 2012
“It was a great experience! Everybody we talked to loved the music and it was great having David as our DJ!”
Amanda & Matthew – June 9, 2012
“Loved it all and thanks for doing all of our weddings in the family! Excellent!”
Beth & Matt – May 27, 2012
“David Wilner was an absolute professional and I would recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone. David met with us in person before we decided on a DJ and again the week before the wedding. We are big indie music snobs, and David listened to what we wanted and incorporated our obscure, less danceable songs into the cocktail and dinner hours. Then when the dance floor opened up, he played multi-generational songs that kept people of all ages dancing all night.”
Donna & Uri (Parents) – Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah – May 5, 2012
“We are writing to you concerning your employee David Wilner who recently DJ’d our son Ethan’s bar mitzvah. We wanted to let you know how amazingly good David is. This is the second bar mitzvah he has Dj’d for our family. The first was amazing, the second even better. Somehow David knows exactly when to change the music, when to do the jewish dancing and when to do modern dancing, how to time every aspect of the party. He is simply the best we have ever seen. Many guests at the bar mitzvah asked me for his number and I believe quite a few intend to follow-up. We were so happy David DJ’d Ethan’s bar mitzvah. We wanted to let you know how well he did and how great he is.”
Barry (Father) -Eliana’s Bat Mitzvah – January 14, 2012
“David, along with his crew of Chris and Ernesto, received rave reviews with every comment. Improvements for the future? I would think it difficult to improve on perfection.”
Lisa – Cabot Microelectronics Holiday Party – December 10, 2011
“We have used Sounds Abound for several years now for our company’s Holiday Party that folks now ask if ‘David’ is there (David Wilner). He has become our regular DJ and does an AMAZING job!! I do not know what I will do the year that he is unavailable!!! I know what we’ll do, we just won’t have the party!! Yes, that is how awesome he is!!! Thank you for the opportunity and the continued excellent service. Clone David Wilner!”
Nan – HPD Veolia Co. Holiday Party – December 2, 2011
“So easy to work with Sounds Abound. Improvements for the future: I don’t believe you can improve your services.”
Malinda & Michael – November 12, 2011
“I would have to say that I am not one for filling out survey requests but in this case I will make an exception because David Wilner did such an excellent job. I would also have to say he was our best vendor, with the exception of our venue. Prior to my wedding, I sent my wedding planner a detailed outline with spreadsheets and hyperlinks for our wedding day. Such information also included the vendors we used. I told her she would not have any issues with David because he was very professional and competent. She enjoyed working with him as did my husband and I. We have 2 sets of friends getting married next year and we have referred David’s name to them. We hope they use him because he was great. From our first meeting with him, we never had any doubt that he would do a fantastic job. We really appreciate that he was always on top of everything and changed our music requests on the spot without incident when asked. So a big thank you to David and his partner.”
Elaine (Mother) – Maddy’s Bat Mitzvah – November 5, 2011
“Everyone had a great time at the Bat Mitzvah. They had a lot of fun and appreciated that the kids were entertained and the time just flew by.”
Patricia (Mother) – Nathan’s Bar Mitzvah – October 29, 2011
“David was terrific. He engaged with the kids and made sure to have the kids involved in the games . In addition, he integrated beautifully the music for our adult guests and to top it he included music of our different heritage. We got lots of complements about our DJ. Thanks David W. you were awesome.”
Katy & Rod – October 1, 2011
“David was an amazing MC and DJ for our wedding on October 1, 2011. A few days before our wedding when we were down to the wire and realized we had not picked an entry song, a father/daughter song, etc., David provided us with many suggestions and helped us pick the right music. From the moment the music started at our reception, the dance floor was completely packed. Many people told us they had never seen such a packed dance floor at a wedding before. When David and his crew arrived at the reception to set-up, he kept things on schedule and kept the bridal party calm and collected. He was even perfect at pronouncing everyone’s name during the announcements! It was great having someone just take charge so we as the bride and groom did not have to worry about anything. We gave David an idea of what type of music we liked and instead of us trying to choose a bunch of songs, we put our faith in the professional and could not have been happier. There was not a song played where no one was dancing! After our wedding we’ve had several people ask us who our DJ was and we’ve recommended David and Sounds Abound time and time again. We hope we have an event in the future where we can use their services again! I’d have to say you were our nicest and easiest to deal with vendor. We’ve recommended you to all our other friends getting married! Please share this with David W. as we want him to know what a great job he really did.”
Tiffany & James – September 17, 2011
“David was very professional and attentive. He followed our timeline and music preferences and everything flowed really smoothly!”
Cindy (Mother) – Michael’s Bar Mitzvah – August 20, 2011
“My husband and I are so impressed with Sounds Abound, David Wilner and his team!!! From the first phone call to your company, I knew I was in the right hands. I watched David’s video and knew he would be excellent, however, he far exceeded our expectations. Our every wish was fulfilled. David organized the entire evening for us and made my son feel like a star at his Bar Mitzvah party!! I did not have one worry(only fun)! The children (all 59 of them) NEVER left the dance floor. He kept the kids engaged in the most creative games and dances. My son continues to receive emails and texts about having the BEST PARTY EVER!!!! My parents and the older crowd loved them just as much!!!! If we ever have another occasion and need a DJ, I will NEVER look elsewhere. An ENORMOUS THANK-YOU to David, Mike and Chris and Sounds Abound!”
Jenny & Mark – July 23, 2011
“David and his assisant were very good and professional. In some regards the great thing was that David always was communicating with us and working with us to make our night great. David was great and we will refer any friends his way. We could not have been any happier with him. He was very professional but also wanted to have a good time with us and that was great. Our pre-wedding meeting with him was top notch and we always felt comfortable. Thanks for a great day David. David was great at emailing and staying in touch with us at all times and was always accessible to answer even the smallest of concerns.”
Kiva & Joel – July 16, 2011
“I had already attended 4 friends weddings with a Sounds Abound DJ, so I knew I would be in good hands. David went above and beyond my expectations of Sounds Abound! David and everyone at Sounds Abound were wonderful!!! David did such a great job meeting with me and really understanding the feel we wanted for our wedding reception. All the attention to detail between the up-lighting, photo booth and video montage were all spot on. It has been weeks since our wedding and we are still hearing rave reviews about how great the music was and how packed the dance floor was all night! I would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone!”
Lauren & Michael – June 18, 2011
“Thanks for a great night! Mike and I had a great time dancing with all of our family and friends.”
Lisa & David – May 28, 2011
“It was a pleasure to work with David Wilner from start to finish. We pretty much let him make the calls on all the songs of the evening and he did an amazing job. The dance floor was jumping the whole night long! I would HIGHLY recommend these guys to anyone!”
Rita & Mike – April 9, 2011
“David Wilner was wonderful! He was so attentive to my husband and I, through the whole wedding. I did not have to stress about anything, David had everything under control. I did not only want a great DJl, but i also wanted a great master of ceremony. I have never seen a better master of ceromony. The guest were always entertained and coming up to me, telling me, how organized the wedding was. David had a huge part to the timing of everything in the wedding. We were so lucky to have found David. We had the best wedding, we could have ever asked for, all thanks to David! Perfect.”
Jackie & Chris – April 2, 2011
“Would highly recommend David Wilner. Outstanding job, very professional.”
Dave & Judy – Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah – January 22, 2011
“David, I just wanted to drop you a line and say Thank You for Ethan’s party Saturday night. We had no idea that the kids were going to be so crazy. You handled the party very professionally and did a great job!! We heard from the adults and the kids that the party was awesome. You’re a fantastic MC. Thanks again.”
Gina & Paul – December 31, 2010
“We had David Wilner and Roger Yee at our wedding on 12/31/10 at Hotel Arista, and they were both phenomenal! We were completely impressed with the level of service they provided! The week before our wedding, David asked us to come in to meet us and discuss the event. We left that meeting feeling very comfortable and confident that the night would be a success, thanks to David’s charismatic personality and clear commitment to doing an outstanding job. Everything he told us in that initial meeting was absolutely true on the day of the wedding. David truly set the tone for the evening – he was in communication with us and our wedding party all evening (this was especially important because I was feeling pretty ill all evening and was pretty nervous about the impact it would have on our guests’ experience). We had a gigantic wedding party and he had no problem directing them for the wedding party introductions! He was an absolutely professional on the microphone while he was addressing our guests, and was successful in getting everyone up and moving on the dance floor – their choice of music was ideal for our group and his enthusiasm matched! We saw people dancing that we never would have guessed would be on the dance floor! As our wedding was on New Year’s Eve, midnight was an important part of the evening – the music David chose to segue into midnight and the timing of countdown he provided was just perfect. I think the true testimonial for the success of their service was proven at midnight – as we looked around the room the dance floor was overflowing with our guests ringing in the new year. Every single person was on their feet! Many of our guests commented on how impressed they were with the DJs, saying that they had never seen a DJ that truly become a Master of Ceremonies and direct the evening so professionally and successfully. We want to get married all over again just to have the party created for us by David! We will absolutely be recommending your service (and especially David) to every single person we know of having an event! Thank you so much, Sounds Abound!
Mike – Elena’s Bat Mitzvah – December 11, 2010
“I just wanted to say we were extremely happy with David’s performance last Saturday. As usual, David was very helpful (to me!) , and with his combination of energy and creativity made the afternoon very enjoyable for both the kids and the adults. The slide show montage turned out very well too. Please tell the video-grapher he did a great job on it. Again- thanks to all at Sounds Abound for making my daughter’s special day that much more special.”
Lisa – Corporate Event – December 10, 2010
“Our company has used Sounds Abound for several years now, and has not been disappointed! Granted, we have used David Wilner all but one of the times, so what would one expect. Thank you, David, for another successful event!!! Best DJ Ever!”
Melodie & Robert – October 16, 2010
“From start to finish I was very impressed with the entire staff at Sounds Abound. Our DJ, David Wilner, was amazing and did an excellent job with the announcements, song selection, and keeping everyone involved during the entire night. David did everything we needed him to and helped make our night perfect. I will be sure to refer Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ in the future. If every experience is like the one we had, I don’t see how you can improve something that it nearly perfect.”
Karen & Anthony – October 15, 2010
“Everything that night was spectacular. David was an excellent MC and his DJing was awesome. Everyone had a blast and the music was great. For our entrance song my wife and I had requested a very non traditional song and David made it perfect. We couldn’t ask for a better experience. Thanks!”
Holly & Kevin – September 25, 2010
“David has done events for my family in the past. He is very good at what he does and if we had to do it all over again, we would choose him, no question. We will most definitely refer David to others in addition to hiring him for any of our future events.”
Connie & Jeff – September 4, 2010
“David was the most amazing DJ ever! He worked with us personally to make sure we were comfortable and to make us happy with our music selections. He did an amazing job at the event! He always made sure I was in the room for all the songs I really wanted to hear. Many of our guests complemented me on such an awesome DJ! They were all impressed just as we were! And his assistant Roger was awesome too! Thank you so much David, it wouldn’t have been a party without you!”
Shay & Derrick – August 7, 2010
“David made our wedding that much more special. He listened to us and helped to make our reception amazing. Keep doing what you are doing!”
Samantha & Dave – August 6, 2010
“I was extremely happy with David and his assistant’s performance. I have gotten numerous compliments on how the night flowed, the music that was played and the way that David kept the energy amped up. My goal for the night was to see people of all ages on the dance floor and I don’t think there was a single moment when the dance floor was empty. Everyone that I have talked to since said “Best Wedding Ever!”
Julie & Carlo – June 18, 2010
“We thought David an excellent DJ. My sister, one of the bridesmaids, was hit by a car before the ceremony, delaying the wedding. David stepped up and helped handle the guests that were waiting. We really appreciate his concern and the way he took care of the situation. We definitely will recommend him and Sounds Abound to friends.”
Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah – June 5, 2010
“David engaged the kids the moment they walked into the room and kept them on the dance floor the whole afternoon. He was able to get all of the adults on the floor as well, even though the dance floor wasn’t nearly big enough for all the guests. He told me, without reservation, that I hired the best, and that he would take care of the afternoon’s entertainment. He did just that. I received wonderful compliments from our guests, kids and adults alike.”
Suzanne (Bar Mitzvah) – February 6, 2010
“David has a great rapport with Bar Mitzvah age kids, and that’s not easy to do. They all relaxed and enjoyed the activities he was leading. Music mix was fine, and David led a particularly fine Horah. A number of folks commented on how good David was with the kids. My adults were tough to get dancing, but that happens sometimes, especially once the kids take over the floor — no one wants to be the first on the floor. Jordan had a great time, and I would recommend David and Sounds Abound to anyone who asks.”
Joanna & Adam – November 21, 2009
“I know a number of people that have used Sounds Abound and David Wilner, and I agree with everyone in saying they were excellent. The whole process was very easy and stress free and David made the night exactly how we wanted it. I never had to worry about time or what was next, he was very efficient with everything. The music selections were perfect and I wouldn’t have changed anything.”
Linda & Sean – October 11, 2009
“David did a wonderful job with our wedding! He kept our wedding flowing well since it took place in multiple rooms.”
Jack’s Bar Mitzvah Dr. & Mrs. Alan R. Hirsch – October 9, 2009
“Just a quick note to tell you how fabulous David Wilner was at our son’s Bar Mitzvah last week. Everyone commented on how great the music and games were. We have 2 more children to go, and would not consider any other company or DJ. Thank you for the service you provide and for sending David to our party.”
Melissa & Rick – October 4, 2009
“Sounds Abound did an excellent job! I was very pleased with David Wilner. He was very knowledgeable and clearly “a pro”! He was consistent, friendly and very dependable. I would gladly recommend Sounds Abound and, specifically David Wilner, to all my family and friends. Thank you for making my wedding fun and special!”
Lindsey & Dan – September 19, 2009
“David did an amazing job and everyone is still talking about how much fun it was. I would highly recommend him.”
Becki & Keith – September 12, 2009
“David is amazing, which I already knew from a previous wedding, but my guests have also told me how much they liked him! David worked with our schedules, he helped us find an intro song, he advised on good and bad music, he has an awesome personality.”
Fishman Bat Mitzvah Laura (Mother) – September 5, 2009
“I can’t express enough how amazing David was as our DJ for Emily’s Bat Mitzvah reception. It is awesome how he gets everyone involved, young,old, and everone in between. His assistants were just great as well. They all motivated people and made them feel comfertable getting involved. We also had Sounds Abound make Emily’s montage which was just wonderful! Of all the services we had in the planning and excecuting of this event, I had more compliments about our DJ than of anything else. David, once again we thank you for making Emily’s party an unforgetable experience. We can’t wait until our next event to choose David and Sounds Abound. Thanks!!”
Esther & Pete – August 21, 2009
“David was wonderful, he was so easy to work with prior to the ceremony and reception and during them he kept everything moving and everyone loved the music he selected. I would definitly recommend sounds abound and specifically David to anyone having a wedding or a party.”
Elida & Matthew – July 11, 2009
“Matt and I were extremely thrilled with our DJs. Our main goal was for the dance floor to be filled the entire evening with guests, and it was thanks to David and Matt! They did an exceptional job with choosing songs that our guests enjoyed dancing to and kept the evening going all night long. We could not have asked for better DJs for our wedding reception. These gentlemen did a tremendous job and were very personable. We cannot thank them enough for the tremendous job they did! We were asked by several couples about the DJ service, and to their relief discovered they, too selected Sounds Abound!!”
Linda & Peter – July 10, 2009
“David Wilner (& Joe) as well as the entire Sounds Abound team were second to none! The entire planning process was a piece of cake and our guests had an awesome evening! I was thoroughly impressed and would highly recommend them without hesitation. Thank you so much for making our special evening absolutely perfect….Honestly, I think Sounds Abound was a great value…considering how well everything turned out.”
Olivia & Scott – July 9, 2009
“David helped us through the difficult task of choosing music that reflected both Olivia and my tastes without having everything become too similar or too disconnected. David also put us at ease about how the music would played and special songs and requests would flow from one to another. At our wedding David and Spencer got guests excited and dancing throughout the evening which is exactly what we wanted. We had a black tie optional wedding and both gentlemen looked great and fit in with the high class look we wanted. I am not sure what else we could possibly have asked for, everything was great and David easily adapted to changes that occurred from the original plans. We could not have been happier with the services they provided. We plan to tell anyone who is planning a special event that they can not go wrong with David, Spencer and staff at Sounds Abound.”
Pamela DPI Specialty Food Corporation – July 8, 2009
“David is exceptional in professionalism & people skills. He definately goes beyond his limits to draw a crowd in. My customers had a ball and cannot wait until next year. SO PLEASE PROTECT HIM, I will request his services next year. Ladies think he is adorable. Keep doing what you’re doing, we will always come back…..”
Linda & Dustin – July 3, 2009
“We’d just like to say that anyone that has David Wilner for their DJ should know that they do not have anything to worry about. Everything was done exactly how we wanted plus more. From the very beginning after we met him we felt he would make the wedding reception exactly what we wanted & it was. David went above & beyond what we expected from our DJ. We can’t thank him enough for making our wedding reception the best time of our lives. ”
Jillian & Ryab – June 27, 2009
“David did a fantastic job as our reception DJ and MC. I had so many compliments from our guests on what a wonderful job he did. Our reception music was outstanding. The dinner music was very classy and after the dance floor opened to our guests it was completely packed the ENTIRE night!! All my guests told me how much fun our reception was and what a great music selection we had. David dressed and acted professionally and did a great job communicating with us and the wedding party throughout the evening. I highly recommend him and Sounds Abound!”
Rose (Mother of the Bride) Jennifer & Christian – June 26, 2009
“Sounds Abound was very professional and easy to work with. Since the bride and groom presently live in NY, the on-line access was very helpful and convenient. David was able to keep everyone happy and constantly on the dance floor. Thank you for adding to the joy of our daughter’s wedding!”
Victoria & Jordan – June 14, 2009
“David made everything so easy and stress free. His ability to read the crowd reaction and keep the energy high made the party amazing. When everything cooled off, David knew exactly how to get the energy back up, and by the last half of the night, everyone was on the dance floor until the lights came on. I would recommend David and Sounds abound to anyone who wants to have stress free planning and a great party.”
Karen & David – June 13, 2009
” You were one of my favorite vendors to work with. You made our wedding planning so much easier and I didn’t have to worry about the music. We really appreciated how friendly and organized our DJ was. He was absolutely wonderful to work with at our reception and our guests commented on how great David was.”
Lisa & Scott – June 6, 2009
“Scott and I want to thank David for an amazing wedding reception. He was so great at talking with our guests and being a true Master of Ceremonies for the evening. We didn’t have to worry about a thing! The flow of events throughout the reception was great, people were dancing all night long, and we have David to thank for that. Our guests told us countless times how impressed they were with David, and we couldn’t agree more! Thanks to David and Sounds Abound for an unforgettable evening! Keep doing what you’re doing, we were so pleased with your service and communication throughout the planning process.”
Sam R. (Father) – Alexandra’s Bat Mitzvah – May 24, 2009
“Just wanted to drop you a short note about how wonderful Sounds Abound was at my daughter’s recent bat mitzvah. David and his crew were phenomenal! Not only did they get the party started by involving the kids in games right away, David kept it going by creating a fun and welcoming environment for all of my daughter’s friends and family. I was blown away by David’s ability to connect with the kids and adults alike, quickly memorizing the kids’ names, gently ribbing the adults, and keeping the mood fun and lively. His music picks were awesome, and the games and dances he taught were really engaging and fun. My daughter’s friends are still talking about the party a week later, and I know the reason is David and Sounds Abound. The room we chose was functional, the food was good, but it was Sounds Abound that made the reception a party. I didn’t understand how important the right DJ was before this event, but now that I know about Sounds Abound, I wouldn’t recommend anyone try to throw a party without them! Thank you, Sounds Abound!”
Hillary & Matthew – May 23, 2009
“David did a great job of organizing and keeping our wedding on track. People were on the dance floor all night, which is exactly what we wanted. He stuck to our song choices and everyone commented afterwards at how great the music and atmosphere of the wedding was, and all thanks to David!!”
Becky & Phil – May 9, 2009
“David did such a great job. The entrances went exactly as we had wanted. We had such a great time at the reception and so did everyone else. The music kept people dancing all night long. I don’t think I sat down the whole night. Thank you so much!”
Joyce & David – April 25, 2009
“Excellent job on both DJ’s! David easily got our guests attention. He’s well mannered to everyone. He handled and took over the program and reception timeline very well.”
Jennifer & Jeff – April 11, 2009
“David Wilner was our DJ/musican and was absolutely fantastic! We couldn’t have found a better person. He was accomodating to all our requests and helped us pick music that would compliment what was going on. Our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception was awesome! Our guests were so impressed with is piano playing at the ceremony and the cocktail hour, I am still getting emails and comments on him. He was personable and interacted well with everyone. He got our guests up and dancing and excited. He kept the energy high and the dance floor packed. We would hire him again in a heartbeat.”
Beth & Mike – December 27, 2008
“David was great at the wedding. We found him to be very professional. After almost 2 months after our wedding ,we are still hearing from our guests how great the music was and comments on how it was one of the best weddings they have been at. David was great with interacting with all our guests. Sounds Abound was a great company to work with, they made the whole process of picking music for the wedding simple.”
Nicole & Dan – November 29, 2008
“David was an amazing DJ. He went above and beyond to make sure the night ran smoothly and everyone had a fantastic time. I have heard from a lot of guests comments like, “Your DJ was amazing and really did a super job”. Outstanding job overall! Couldn’t have been happier! From the intros to the last song, he exceeded my expectations!”
Michele & James – November 15, 2008
“David Wilner not only met our needs, he anticipated the ones we didn’t realize we had. He’s a true professional–friendly, skillful and efficient. We could not have made a better choice for a DJ. He was great during the planning stage, and he and his assistant, Chris, made sure our wedding was fun for our guests and delightfully memorable for my husband and me. Thank you, David and Sounds Abound!”
Melissa & Ken – October 24, 2008
“We can’t say enough good things about David! Having him as our DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our reception. Not only did he get things going, but he kept them going the whole night with no input form us. It’s amazing to watch David work and see how he can read the crowd and adjust the music to keep the dance floor moving! Even Melissa’s grandparents stayed for the whole evening, and they never stick around for these kind of events! David is awesome, awesome, awesome!”
Colleen & Jimmy – October 11, 2008
“We loved everything about dealing with Sounds Abound, from our initial meeting at the office, to the online event planner, to the performance of David at our wedding. He was so wonderful to work with and was great with all of our wedding guests. “Everyone has had great compliments about him and he just really made our night a wonderful party. We couldn’t be more grateful for his work!”
Karen & Charlie – September 20, 2008
“Our DJ, David Wilner, used his many talents to make my wedding a wonderful and memorable day. His piano performance during cocktail hour was amazing. The songs he played were conducive to conversation. The bridal party introductions were perfect. We admired the way he played the music we selected and also chose additional songs that kept everyone dancing and enjoying the reception. David was a professional in every aspect. He was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He spent the time getting to know us before the wedding and did not monopolize our time with questions during the reception. From the video montage to the last dance, Sounds Abound did a teriific job. Thank you.”
Carrie & Matthew – September 19, 2008
“David Wilner and his assistant Matt were excellent. Could not have asked for two better people. With David handling everything, there was nothing for us to worry about, from the ceremony to the reception. David made sure that the night was all about us. He did what we asked of him and then some. David’s music selections were excellent and the dance floor was busy! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day a memorable one.”
Dawn & Jason – September 7, 2008
“David Wilner was our DJ and he was very helpful getting our music choices together and was there for any questions and concerns. He made us feel very relaxed and confident the music would be great and it was fabulous. I would recommend David as a DJ for anyone I know.”
Heather & Brian – August 31, 2008
“David helped us so much at our wedding. He has such a wonderful sense of time and really was able to help keep the flow of the wedding together. He was beyond excellent and really made the experience so wonderful! The guests had a great time, we had a great time, and everything we wanted to hear or was requested was played.”
Vineeta & Chris – August 30, 2008
“David did a great job at the wedding. His timing with song selection was excellent and he kept the party going strong all night long. The dance floor was packed the whole time which was all we wanted. It was so great that at the end people did not want it to be over! We would highly recommend him.”
Erin & David – August 23, 2008
“The experience with Sounds Abound was professional and courteous from the moment we were first in contact with this agency throughout our wedding day. Staff is responsive and knowledgable which made the process smooth. Our DJ David Wilner was entertaining, fun, professioinal and selected songs that kept everyone on the dance floor. It is obvious he has years of experience doing weddings, and I would recommend this company to future brides and grooms most highly.”
Tiffany & Brandon – August 8, 2008
“I wanted to write to let you know how happy my wife and I were with the professionalism of both David and Chris. We had hired David upon first meeting him as he put both my wife and I completely at ease. From the word go we knew that he would do a great job, however we could never have imagined how great. David and Chris helped to make our wedding “the best wedding I have been to” on numerous accounts. Their professionalsm was second to none. The music selection was exactly as my wife and I wanted, which in turn kept the party going and was a perfect compliment to the theme we were striving for. David was more than extremely helpful in setting up, planning, and executing the event exactly to our liking. Not only was David’s DJing amazing, but his MCing was just as impressive if not better. He controlled the room, and made sure that no guest missed any of our important moments. To say that we were satisfied with David would be an understatement of enormous proportions. David exceeded every expectation we could have had for a DJ, and we will be recommending them to any and all who need a professional who takes his clients more seriously than himself, which is a welcomed change in your industry. I could go on, but I have work to do. Amazing! David, thank you again. It was our sincere pleasure to have you there!”
Melissa and Bryan – June 28, 2008
What else can I say about our experience with Sounds Abound and David Wilner other than spectacular!! Not only did Melissa and I feel like it was the BEST party we have ever been to, but everyone that we have talked to could not stop raving about what a great time they all had at our wedding. When you start hearing from older people (who have most likely been to many weddings) that it was the best wedding they have ever been to, you know that something went right. David kept the dance floor packed all night and several people, including Melissa, NEVER left the floor! In addition to the wonderful music that David played, he was truly a calming presence for Melissa and I as we got closer to the wedding date. We never worried about anything. We felt like although we only spoke to David 5 or 6 times during the wedding process, we were leaving the wedding reception with a friend. Amazing work David….and thanks Sounds Abound!!
Bridget & Brent – June 21, 2008
“After our meeting with David prior to the wedding day, we felt very comfortable and relieved to have a professional such as David working at our wedding. He did an excellent job and kept people on the dance floor the entire night. He respected our wishes of what songs that we did not want to be played contrary to several requests, while at the same time offering something similar that would work just as well. One thing that we both liked was that he was checking in with us from time to time throughout the night and making sure that everything was going well… it was the personal touch that really set David apart from other DJs.”
Angela & Remington – June 20, 2008
“Our reception was amazing, thanks in part to our wonderful DJ! David Wilner did a fantastic job the entire evening and kept the party rocking on the dance floor! Everyone had so much fun and was sad to see the night end, which is a testament to how fast time flies when you’re having so much fun. David was so helpful and a pleasure to work with leading up to the big day and we truly enjoyed having him there be a big part of the big day itself! Thanks to David for helping us throw an amazing reception. We’ve received endless amounts of compliments on the DJ and music for the evening and we will definitely recommend Sounds Abound in the future! Thank you for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives.”
Laura & Erik – June 14, 2008
“David Wilner and assistant Chris, were outstanding! From our initial meeting with David and our follow-up meeting just before the wedding, David listened to all our requests for the evening reception putting us at complete ease that our day would be special. In addition, David and Crhis worked together so smoothly that there were no interuptions in the flow of the evening. David was cognizant of the varied ages of the wedding guests and most definitely played to that mixed audience. Moreover, there was never a moment that music was playing that the dance floor was empty. In fact, we had a full dance floor up to the very end of the evening! Our wedding reception included all the requested traditional moments to the untraditional with ethnic selections AND an emotional and highly respected performance by a former Illini Chief! Finally, nothing speaks more highly about the professionalism and showmanship of a DJ and assistant than to have guests repeatedly rave about them as well as inquire about hiring Sounds Abound for future events.”
Kate & Joe – May 25, 2008
“I could not have been more pleased with the performance and service we received from our wedding DJ, David Wilner. When choosing our DJ, it was very important that he get to know both Joe and I well enough that the music played would be just what we would have chosen (or better) – and we were not let down! David took the time to have several meetings with us along the way and genuinely understood what type of music we preferred and how involved we wanted him to be. We have received MANY compliments from our guests about the music and his commentary throughout the evening, and he really kept our party going until the very end! We couldn’t be happier! Additionally, when we ran into a small problem during our wedding, I was so grateful to David as our DJ. His professionalism and problem-solving abilities were outstanding when it came to resolving the situation. He took matters into his own hands and did not allow me to worry in the slightest, which was wonderful! We have nothing but good things to say about his performance and service, so please feel free to use us as a reference in the future.”
Stephanie & Joel – October 27, 2007
“Our wedding reception was perfect and that is due in a large part to David Wilner. David adjusted his schedule to meet with us the week of the wedding and was so friendly and had great advice and suggestions for us. The reception itself ran so smoothly and we never once worried about timing or if people were having a good time. David organized the event so perfectly and kept us up to date throughout the event as to what was coming next. The dance floor was packed all night long, I know we never once left the dance floor. We would highly recommend David to anyone getting married in the area in the future. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional, friendly, fun, organized DJ to be at our wedding. Thank you so much David!”
Maria & Shan – October 6, 2007
“We absolutely enjoyed our entire experience with Sounds Abound Entertainment from the initial meeting with our DJ, David Wilner, to the selection of music, to David’s performance at our wedding. We have heard nothing but praise for his interactions with guests, introductions, and musical selections throughout the night. Our experience was exactly what we were looking for and we would not change a thing! Keep up the good work, professionalism, and dedication to making customers’ experiences worth remembering!!!”
Lauren & Tom – September 29, 2007
“My wife and I got married in September and had the privilege working with David Wilner for our wedding. I appologize it took this long to respond, but I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated David’s efforts that day. From the first time we worked with David, he proved that his only concern was making sure that our day went perfectly. Whatever we wanted, we got, and David was more than willing to give us excellent suggestions to make the night memorable. Every person that we have talked to about the wedidng claimed that it ws the most fun they ever had. David had a great variety of music that kept everybody dancing all through the night. His perfect balance of professionalism and humor make him an excellent choice of DJ and MC. Lauren and I were the first of our friends to get married, and we will definitely be recommending Sounds Abound, specifically David Wilner, as a top choice for a great DJ. I have been to weddings where the DJ has had a negative impact on the enjoyment of the guests: this was definitely not the case for our wedding. From Lauren and myself, we wish to send our deepest thanks to David for a great sales pitch about Sounds Abound in November of 2006, and following it up with a knock out performance in September of 2007. On a side note, please let David know that, ironically, one of our guests in attendance also had David as his DJ for his wedding: the ironic part is that Lauren and I attended that wedding as our first date in 2002. Again, thank you to Sounds Abound for a great evening: and thank you to David Wilner for maiking our wedding day everything we hoped it would be and more.”
Talya & Scott – September 2, 2007
“I had a fantastic experience with Sounds Abound, primarily because of David Wilner who was the DJ for our wedding. David is courteous, professional, friendly and warm to others, and has an incredible perosnality. He was full of energy the entire night and I’ve never seen the dance floor so crowded at an event in my entire life. I received an endless number of compliments after the wedding about how much fun our guests had dancing, and many people told me that David had the best Hora (Jewish wedding dance) that people have ever seen. Even my frinds who aren’t Jewish and haven’t danced the Hora before said it was “the best Hora ever.” David was fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone and everyone that needs a DJ/emcee for their special event. Thanks for everything David and Sounds Abound!”
Katherine & Daniel – June 23, 2007
“Sounds Abound did an outstanding job taking care of our musical needs! David did exactly as we had asked…he made our wedding reception into a party no one will ever forget! It was incredible to see how many people came onto the dance floor and never left. The sequence of selctions was outstanding and our guests were treated with the utmost respect. We are extremely grateful for the time David spent before the wedding getting to know my husband and I personally. Thank you for a job well done!!!”
Jullian & Brendan – June 9, 2007
“David Wilner was our DJ. He was wonderful. We had so much fun when we first met with him to finalize our music for our reception. We walked out of his office saying how excited we were for our reception after we met David. He was an excellent DJ. He played everything on our list and made our reception a night we will never forget. He made everyone feel like a superstar that night and everyone at the wedding loved him. He talked with us throughout the night to make sure that things were going according to our plan too, which was very helpful. I come from a family of dancers, but there were a lot of people there who were dancing all night because of him! The dance floor was packed from start to finish. We have never had as much fun in our lives as we did at our reception. I will recommend your DJ services as well as David to anyone that is looking for a DJ. We could not have been happier!”
Katie & Steve – June 2, 2007
“We absolutely loved our Sounds Abound DJ David. We had so many family and friends come up to us telling us that this was the best DJ they had at a wedding. Everyone enjoyed themselves. If I ever need a DJ again or any one I know needs one I will definitley give them your number. Thanks again for making our wedding a memorable one that we will remember. Thanks!!!”
Lindsey & Logan – April 28, 2007
“We were quite impressed with our DJ, David! He was excellent! He was responsive to all of our questions in the preliminary planning stages. David provided great ideas for song suggestions and helped us to plan the perfect line up. During the wedding reception, we liked the fact that David took control of the entertainmet portion, yet kept us posted on the sequence of events. This prevented us from having to worry and remember all of the small details. He was professional, friendly, energetic, and quite the eloquent speaker. The guests all enjoyed his performance, and the dance flooor was hopping all night long. We will certainly recommend him to all of our friends!”
Michelle & Steve – February 10, 2007
“My husband and I found out about Sounds Abound Entertainment while researching online for DJs for our wedding. Your website is inviting and one of the more well organized and informative sites that we had come across. We especially liked being able to watch videos of each DJ’s performance, and found your pricing to be fair, so we made an appointment. We chose David Wilner as our DJ for our wedding and wanted to let you know that we could not have been more pleased with his performance. Not only was David a pleasure to work with, he always made himself available by giving us his cell phone number (which I was not afraid to use!) so that if ever we had a question or needed help with the online planner David was just a call away. After our wedding, we received many compliments on the songs that David played, and how the volume was loud enough to enjoy but not too loud for the guests who were not out on the dance floor to have a conversation. He paid special attention to the requests that we made for things throughout the evening and periodically checked in with us to make sure that everything was alright. People packed the dance floor the whole night and did not want the party to end. We had such a positive experience working with David that we will definitely be recommending Sounds Abound, specifically David Wilner, to our friends and family. Thank you so very much!”
Beth & Mike – December 29, 2006
“There aren’t words to describe how thrilled I was with David for my wedding. he was beyond fantastic. Our guests loved him as well, which is really important to me. I was completely satisfied!”
Lisa & Scott – November 18, 2006
“We were VERY pleased with our Sounds Abound experience. We talked with a least 15 other DJ companies and once we found Sounds Abound we instantly knew you were the right company. David Wilner was fabulous, both prior to the event and during the event. he was very helpful with choosing the music that worked for us. We knew that there was nothing to worry about with David at the wheel. I will tell anybody and everybody about David and Sounds Abound. David is a Huge asset for Sounds Abound!”
Jessica & Guy – October 7, 2006
“David’s performance at our wedding was nothing short of perfect. Not only did he play piano beautifully during the cermony, but his skills as a DJ are great! He has a great voice, is always professional, and knows how to read the crowd. We had the dance floor packed all night, and he played EVERY song that we asked for. He also coordinated with the rest of the vendors to keep the evening flowing. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. You can tell he loves what he does. You Rock David!”
Kimberly & Rick – August 19, 2006
“David was absolutely fabulous. He was energetic, friendly, easy to get in touch with and took great care of us throughout the night. After I first met with David to go over the details for our wedding night, I felt so relieved to know that he would be in charge of making sure everything went smoothly. I was free to enjoy myself and never once glanced at the time. David was always concerned with making sure my husband and I were happy. He was very responsive to our music requests and the requests of our guests. The online planner was also helpful and easy to use. Rick and I visited the website several times to choose the music we wanted to hear and prepare for the day. Thank you for making everything so wonderful!”
Carrie & Nick – July 1, 2006
“David Wilner was our DJ and he and his assistant were fabulous. He was very much in control and extremely charismatic, which put me and my wife at ease. His music selection was exactly in line with w3hat we wanted, and his command over the crowd in rewpects to moving along the essential parts of the reception was appreciated. I’m sorry that it has taken me this long to write this review, but I would say that of all the things we did for the reception we were most impressed and happy with our DJ. Thanks to David and his assistant.”
Laura & Darren r- May 12, 2006
“David was so wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. He played all the songs we chose in such a great order that kept all our family and friends out on the dance floor all night. I don’t think there was a moment when no one was out there….the kids had a ball!! We have had one compliment after another on how wonderful the music was and how it was just the best party after a beautiful wedding. So, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so perfect!!”
Kelly & Roy – December 10, 2005
“I met with David before the wedding and felt so confident in his ability to make the evening memorable. I left EVERYTHING in his hands. He selected the PERFECT music for my guests, and surprised even me with the amount of people he kept on the dance floor all night (including me)!!! He completely understood what kind of party I wanted it to be, and he NAILED IT! What a fabulous time we all had!”
Marie & John – August 6, 2005
“David Wilner was the utmost professional. He fully understood what we wanted at our reception and he far exceeded our expectations. We provided David with an extensive song list that he did play. In addition, he also played other songs of his choice, which we were also very happy to hear. He set the tone for the evening from the introductions to the very last song. The dance floor was packed all night long. our family and friends are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding. Thak you David!”
John & Terri (Parents of the Bride) – December 18, 2004
“David was the DJ for our daughter’s wedding on December 18, 2004. He was AWESOME! As he will tell you, the dance floor was NEVER empty, partly due to our wonderful friends and family and a large part to his ability to keep things going. He was polite, friendly, courteous, sensitive to everyone in the room, a wonderful speaker and he commanded the audience. We have received many many compliments on his performance. We enjoyed him very much, we had a great time at “OUR” party and the good news for your company is that we were the first of many to follow, so we will recommend your company and David in particular. Thanks again.”
Bill and Tracy – September 18, 2004
“David did a fantastic job of keeping the dance floor packed – even past midnight. He also did a great job of respecting what music we didn’t want to hear – even when it was requested. David’s job with the music really set the tone for our evening, and we were thrilled with the service we received both before our wedding date and on the actual day of. I’d recommend you to anyone.”