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Tony Ho Wedding DJ

WE USED SOUNDS ABOUND FOR OUR DJ COMPANY FOR OUR WEDDING IN OCTOBER. WE WERE REFERRED TO THEM FROM FRIENDS THAT USED THEM IN THE PAST. FROM THE BEGINNING THEY WERE GREAT. SUPER PROFESSIONAL AND ALL ABOUT US. SO WHEN IT CAME TIME TO PICK OUR DJ, THEY HAD A MEET AND GREET. I WALKED IN AND WAS ABOUT TO START SOCIALIZING WHEN ONE DJ CAME UP AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO ME (TONY HO). HIS PERSONALITY WAS ELECTRIC. HE WAS FUNNY AND SUPER PERSONABLE. I DIDNT HAVE TO LOOK ANY FURTHER. HE WAS GOING TO BE OUR DJ. FROM THAT POINT FORWARD TONY WAS GREAT. HE WAS SUPER KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT MUSIC AND WHAT WOULD WORK WELL FOR US. FAST FORWARD TO THE NIGHT OF...HE KILLED IT. KEPT THE SHOW ON TRACK AND ALL THE MUSIC CHOICES (WE GAVE HIM SOME FREEDOM) WERE PERFECT. AFTER ALL THE DETAILS OF THE WEDDING HE HAD THE WHOLE WEDDING ON THEIR FEET. KEPT THE NIGHT GOING WITH A GREAT MIX OF OLD, NEW, FAST AND SLOW JAMS. I DO NOT PLAN TO EVER GET MARRIED AGAIN BUT IF I HAVE TO, I HAVE MY DJ ALREADY PICKED OUT. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING TONY (THE NINJA DJ) HO HAHA!!!

THE SUJAK'S (ROB & KELLY)

Rob and Kelly
October 13, 2017

Reliable, personable, and fun to work with!

Sounds Abound was an amazing company to work with and was attentive to all of our questions. Tony Ho listened to our music vision and made it come alive. He was a lot of fun at the reception and we got several compliments from family/friends regarding Tony. We also had our uplighting and photo booth though them-- both were great! We really appreciate Tony helping us celebrate our special day!

Shannon and Matt
October 21,2017

Amazing DJ!

Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Matt Ammons at Sounds Abound. Music was a high priority on our list, and we wanted the dance floor packed the entire night. Matt did just that! He was so easy to work with and made all of our requests possible. We had so many compliments on the music and we were so glad that everyone was out there dancing! Would highly recommend Matt or any one at Sounds Abound!

Cristen and Adam
October 7, 2017

My wife and I chose Sounds Abound because of all the good reviews and recommendations we saw while organizing our wedding. We had Geoff as our DJ and we couldn't be happier. He did a fantastic job emceeing and was very accommodating to all our requests, he was even able to naturally work in special music requests that really had no place in a wedding reception! He was great and took a lot of the stress off of a pretty hectic time for both us. I would recommend Sounds Abound above anyone else!!

Bryan and Kristen
October 21, 2017

Sounds Abound - THE BEST DJ!!

We had David Wilner as our DJ for our wedding, and we could not have been more happy with our choice to have him be a part of our vendor team!!! We absolutely LOVED David and we got numerous compliments about how excellent our DJ was! We love to dance and David helped to keep the energy alive all night long! I instantly knew that I needed to have David as my DJ after speaking to him on the phone for a general inquiry. He is extremely professional, responsive, and so wonderful and so easy to work with! He made wedding planning SO much easier with his confidence and wisdom after years of experience! Not to mention his online event planner that made it super easy to pick songs/overall vibes that you would like for your wedding. I planned my wedding in two different states and my fiance was deployed at the time, so the online event planner was amazing to have as an option!! David is such a great communicator and really helped with coordinating with the rest of my team about the timeline of my day!! He also takes the time to get to know you and what your wishes are for your overall mood that you're trying to create, and he truly made my wedding ceremony so beautiful and wedding reception so fun!! He gave me honest and helpful tips in selecting music based off my vibes I wanted for that day. I feel like I didn't really hit any bumps in the road during my wedding day and that's truly thanks to my incredible vendor team...David made everything flow so nicely the entire day and thought of things to address/communicate that I never thought of and took care of them so flawlessly! (He was our DJ for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception)...he also had our guests laughing throughout the reception with his wit!! I am 110% happy with the referral I got from my family member about DJ Sounds Abound and cannot wait to suggest him to future friends and family!! Our wedding day would not have been nearly as smooth and fun if it weren't for David and his team!!!! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so perfect!! Hugs - Jenny + Sean

Jenny and Sean
October 7, 2017

Wonderful entertainment!

My husband and I booked our DJ Matt through Sounds Abound and could not have been happier! When we met with him beforehand, Matt really got to know us and listened to what we like and dislike about different weddings we have been to. He took the time to practice everyone's names to announce them properly, too, which we appreciated as we had some unique last names in our wedding party. Matt knew my fear was an empty dance floor and he kept the floor packed all night! My husband and I didn't skip one dance! He played exactly what we wanted-a mix of oldies, Motown, & some newer hits thrown into the mix at the perfect times. Matt was so wonderful at keeping the party and energy going, I was so impressed and pleased. He also helped us with some unique requests we had about how our bridal party would be announced, and what to do with glass clinking during dinner, and he was so helpful and made what we wanted happen. We were so pleased with Matt and with Sounds Abound and I would recommend them, and already have!, to anyone.

Kimberly and Neil
October 27, 2017

Dear Sounds Abound,

Our Wedding Day was made perfect by the efforts of Sounds Abound DJ Brian Keck.
Brian went out of his was to insure that our Quartet and Reverend had proper sound for the outdoor ceremony.
Brian and his assistant followed by providing introductions and music that were perfect for every mood and kept everyone excited and dancing throughout the night. When some reception music hits a lull and people stop dancing, our wedding guests hopped to every beat all night!
What was really amazing was that guests were packed onto the floor through the last song.
Brian checked with me regarding speeches, the reverend's prayer and even the volume of music. We never had to ask for help as Brian covered all the bases throughout the night.
Thanks Sounds Abound and Brian for helping to provide our daughter and son-in-law with a great start in what we know will be a looong marriage!
Gratefully Yours,
Laurie and Jeff
Parents of the Bride
Laurie and Jeff (Parents of the Bride)
September 30, 2017

The one thing that truly can make or break a wedding is the DJ and every bride and groom wants to make sure their guests have a great time. Our DJ Keith was amazing to say the least. My husband and I knew from the beginning that we wanted a wedding that was going to be like no other wedding and we wanted a DJ that understood the type of music that we wanted to have played to keep our guests on the dance floor. We wanted all of our songs to flow from one to another and Keith did just that. Our guests were on the dance floor until the very end and I needed to kick them out so our venue could clean up. It was a non-stop party that no one wanted to end.

Sounds Abound is easy to work with and their online music selection portal made the whole process easy and stress free.

Chief Keith! We can't thank you enough for giving us the party that we had only dreamed about!

Brian and Michelle
September 23, 2017

Jason Yach was our DJ for our wedding at Naperville Country Club. We could not have had a better experience with Sounds Abound and Jason. Jason was so professional and kept the dance floor going all night. He played all the songs we requested and also played songs that our attendants were sure to dance to. He made sure that the whole night went smoothly. We had no doubt after our initial meeting with him that he would be great. I would recommend Sounds Abound, particularly, Jason to anyone looking for a DJ. We received multiple compliments about how great the music and DJ was from the attendants at our wedding. Thank you Jason and Sounds Abound for a fantastic experience!

Colleen and Dan
October 14, 2017

The Knot Reviewed on 10/26/17

Sounds Abound was an absolutely amazing company to work with! They replied in a timely manner to emails which was awesome! Craig M. helped make our wedding day a perfect one. He was always on point and directed the day so well! My husband and I are so grateful to have worked with them!

Anonymous Review

Matt Ammons was such an amazing DJ. He did such a great job of keeping everything moving smoothly. His music choice was so good it was able to get people on the dance floor that don't normally dance. Booking with Sounds Abound was easy and stressless. They have an online planning and payment method that was really simple.

Candace and Michael
October 13, 2017

Kyle was our DJ for our wedding on 9/30/17 and he was fantastic! He kept everyone moving through the announcements and dinner, and even when I suggested that the guests had to sing to have my husband and I kiss (instead of the traditional clinking glasses) and we had not talked with Kyle about that before, he took it in stride and promptly announced it to the guests. The dance floor was never empty the entire night and he played all of the songs my husband and I requested beforehand. Everyone said our wedding was lots of fun and that they loved the music. Thanks Kyle!

Lindsay and Dan
September 30, 2017

The DJ Brian played music for both our wedding ceremony and reception in October 2017. He was kind and courteous to my wife and I both during the planning process as well as the big day itself. He made sure to stick to the playlist during the reception, as well as adhered to every special request we put in for music during both ceremony and reception. My wife and I were very happy working with both Brian and Sounds Abound, and would definitely recommend anyone else to do so.

Jaime and Glenn
October 6, 2017

We got married on 9/30 and Gary was our DJ. From the start they have been incredibly smooth to work with and the online planning tool was easily navigated by us. Gary was professional, friendly, personable, and got everyone dancing. He was in contact with us multiple times before our wedding day
wedding and showed up early to set up the speaker for the ceremony.

Leah and Andrew
September 30, 2017

Everyone was talking about the dancing the day after, they couldn't get enough of our DJs - Rufus and Greg! They were wonderful to work with leading up to the event, Rufus gave us some honest feedback on some some special dances we were planning., and because of that everything turned out better than expected. There wasn't a moment in the night where the floor was empty!

Eileen and Daniel
September 16, 2017

WeddingWire Review

Fred said... 
Totally positive experience, couldn't have been happier with Gregg

(FOB Fred) Michael and Meagan
October 21, 2017

We love Tony Ho!!

I’ve been to a number of weddings that Tony has DJ’d and he always does an amazing job! Our own wedding was no exception! Everyone had a blast and complimented us on the great music. Tony was energetic, professional, and fun throughout the planning and wedding process. I would recommend him to any other family or friends for their special event. We also used the photo booth which was a hit.

Sheila and Sean
October 14, 2017

Our wedding was absolutely amazing. Matt Ammons did an awesome job and did everything we asked of him. Our dinner went so smoothly with the speeches and the music. The first dances were great. He had people out on the dance floor the entire night, which is exactly what we wanted. We got so many compliments on how great the music was. We have no critiques and would not have changed a thing. Thanks again!!

Cristen and Adam
October 7, 2017

Google Review

The DJ Brian played music for both our wedding ceremony and reception in October 2017. He was kind and courteous to my wife and I both during the planning process as well as the big day itself. He made sure to stick to the playlist during the reception, as well as adhered to every special request we put in for music during both ceremony and reception. My wife and I were very happy working with both Brian and Sounds Abound, and would definitely recommend anyone else to do so.

Glenn and Jaime
October 6, 2017

AMAZING

We just had our wedding last Friday, October 6th and had Matt A. as our DJ and he was amazing! Thank you Matt for being our DJ , you did a perfect job! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He kept the party going and played awesome music! The DJ is such a huge part of a wedding and I'm so thankful for Matt! All of our guests even said what a great job Matt did!
Thank you!

Kristina and Joseph
October 6, 2017

So easy to work with!

We were referred to Sounds Abound by a few of our friends who had used them for their weddings. Tony Ho was our DJ for our wedding and he was amazing to work with. Their event planner made it super easy to search and select songs. We were stumped on a few songs choices and Tony gave us some great recommendations. He was super easy to get ahold of and very laid back. We had so many compliments throughout the night on our DJ and would highly recommend using them for your next event!

Lauren and Patrick
September 8, 2017

Everything beginning to end was perfect! We heard about Sounds Abound through my husbands co-workers that previously used them for their weddings. We selected the most cost efficiencient package because we were on a budget. It was a little more than what we wanted to spend but worth every single penny. It was very easy to work with them from booking to picking out songs all the way to the actual wedding day. Tony Ho was awesome! My sister in law was very pregnant and Tony checked on her to make sure she was comfortable and had her feet up. He said he would come back and get her for announcements for when it was time for the bridal party to go into the reception. And he did! He played what was on our list and made sure to keep the party alive! Tony even took pictures of us for our first dance and before we got announced and sent them to us 2 days later. I would highly recommend Tony and Sounds Abound to anyone anyday!

Michelle and Nicholas
October 6, 2017

A big thank you to Sounds Abound and to Gregg Eisel, our very special DJ, for making my 70's Disco Birthday Party a huge success. Gregg arrived early to make certain that everything was tested and in place before the event began. Gregg contacted me before the party to discuss my vision and then he provided an absolutely perfect experience of what I described. He came prepared to play all the music I had requested plus additional tunes some of the guests asked for. He kept pace with the group and kept them up dancing the whole night. And you could not get me off the dance floor. I was ecstatic. The light show was so far beyond what I expected. Our party room became a real disco and everyone enjoyed the blast from the past. Thanks again to Gregg and all the professional staff at Sounds Abound. I highly recommend them and would definitely book them again.

Connie Highland
August 19, 2017

We choose Sounds Abound for our wedding at Acquaviva on 9.16.17. We choose Matt Ammons as the DJ. He was awesome!! He met with us over the phone prior to our wedding. He did an awesome job and we are so happy we choose to go with Sounds Abound for our wedding day. We also had Sounds Abound provide a photo booth. That went great as well. We couldn't be happier with our decision on booking Sounds Abound. We will definitely be recommending Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound to friends.

Michelle and Connor
September 16, 2017

Note from a past client 2012

Hello,

Just wanted to write a quick note of thanks. My brother-in-law was married on Saturday night and Matt Ammons was the DJ for the reception (Matt was the DJ for my wedding in 2012 and the DJ for my sister-in-law's wedding in 2016). Once again, Matt's performance was just what the event needed. He kept the schedule moving along and commanded authority from the wedding party and crowd in a way that had the perfect balance of task masker and fun ship director. The music choices were perfect and Matt even took the time to speak with my wife and sister-in-law to catch up because he remembered he had worked their receptions as well.
In a world where person-ability, professionalism, and execution seems all too lacking, Matt hits the mark on all 3. I would recommend his services to anyone in the Chicagoland area!
Jonathan
10/19/12

An Absolute Great Wedding Reception with Sounds Abound

Sounds Abound and Gregg Eisel (our DJ) were absolutely great. We went in for an open house and met Gregg and were sold immediately. The online event planner made it easy for us to communicate which songs we needed to hear, which songs we wanted to hear, and most importantly the ones we did not want hear! Leading up to our event we spoke with Gregg to ensure he had all the details he needed for our reception. He provided music/microphones for our ceremony and reception. The music never stopped and most importantly our guests were dancing all night long!

Kyle and Kelly
September 3, 2017

The only option for wedding entertainment

From day one of choosing a DJ for our wedding this last September, I went straight to Sounds Abound and couldn't be happier. From choosing our music for the ceremony, special songs for the reception, and the dancing, the online planner was fun and easy to use and made sure we didn't forget any song for our wedding day. The couple weeks leading up to the day, I was able to talk to our chosen DJ Larry about any questions or concerns and he was ready and able to answer them. We used him too for our ceremony music, and I have zero complaints. I barely remember the music played during the processional and unity ceremony since it was so perfect. He helped make our night exactly how we wanted it. People were on the dance floor all night, I heard compliments of the sound level even after the day was over, and Larry and his assistant did their job very well. Wish I could have another wedding to use them again!

Colleen and Thomas
September 2, 2017

We loved our dj, Keith. He was a very personable, fun to work with, and professional. We received many compliments on how fun our wedding was to be at. Keith did a great job catering to the group of people on the dance floor during the night. At one point there wasn't anyone sitting and everyone was out on the dance floor. Thank you for making our wedding a blast!

Sally and Tim
September 15, 2017

Sounds Abound was great to work with and Jeff Wells did an absolute fantastic job on getting everything together, from our playlists to the first dance songs. The night could not have gone better. I would absolutely recommend using Jeff Wells and Sounds Abound to any other couple looking for a DJ for their wedding

Douglas and Stephanie
September 23, 2017

We absolutely loved working with Tony. He took time to meet with us during the planning process to help narrow down our song choices and genres for each part of the day. He was well organized and knew exactly what the schedule and routine was. We both spent the entire night on the dance floor. The song selection and timing was perfect. Our family and friends truly enjoyed themselves. We also loved the online portal which helps choose songs for each part of the day. It really made the day more personal. We highly recommend working with Sounds Abound and Tony! Thank you for such an amazing day!!

Ashley and Tim
August 18, 2017

Larry was great! He touched bases with us a few times before the wedding for final details. He did great at keeping the night moving by politely reminding my husband and I of the time and what we needed to do next. The music was great, everyone had such a great time! Would highly recommend Sounds Abound and Larry!

Joanna and Dave
September 23, 2017

Perfect Night

We got married on September 8, 2017. Sounds Abound did a marvelous job to help make our special day perfect. Keith was absolutely fantastic, we received numerous compliments about not only the style of music but the 'Emceeing' as well. We will recommend him and Sounds Abound every opportunity we get.
Thank you for everything!

David and Amanda
September 8, 2017

I wanted to take a minute and thank you and all of your staff for such a phenomenal experience at our wedding on September 16. The variety of music had everyone on the dance floor at some point! We appreciated the rapid response times with any questions we had through the process and the organized website and worksheet that allows our event to be such a success! We had the time of our lives celebrating and dancing our night away!

Danielle and Tom
September 16, 2017

Dear Kyle,
Thanks for killin' it with your DJ skillz at our wedding! The dance floor was packed the whole night and everyone had a blast! You're the best!

Dom and Carolyn
August 12, 2017

Fun and smooth wedding DJ experience!

SoundsAbound was recommended to us by our venue as one of their preferred vendors and we're so glad! We chose DJ Geoff Rafferty for our services and he was fantastic. Everything about the music from start to finish was easy, accommodating and reasonably priced.

Geoff was very lax, which is great on the day of when you don't have time to worry about vendors. We mostly had him stick to our own playlist we created through their online portal, but what he added was very appropriate and he always had people dancing. Geoff was very good at reading the room.

I highly recommend SoundsAbound and particularly Geoff for any special occasion!

Zach and Liz
September 9, 2017

TONY WAS AMAZING! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Tony by far exceeded our expectations from day one when we first spoke to him. Not only was he extremely responsive, easy to work with, and made wedding planning FUN, but we had some specific requests and he blew us away! My family is primarily of Polish descent so it was important for us to have a special song played during the reception. Not only did Tony find a great version of it, but he did his research and did a really great, but short, intro of the song so that the other side of the family would understand what was going on and could share in the special moment. On top of that, we had a few ad hoc changes the day of the wedding as far as something we needed included in the reception, and Tony completely adapted with ease and made it a non issue. We also had a tough crowd to please--the full range from little kids to elderly; but Tony handled that with ease as well and had the dance floor packed all night long! He didn't make the reception about him, or do too many talking intros for things--he really did an absolutely perfect job! All in all, we couldn't have imagined a more perfect DJ for our event, and we truly appreciate Tony's personal contact and personal touch throughout the wedding planning process to the actual wedding.

Lisa and Scott
July 22, 2017

Wedding on 9/9/17

David Wilner did an amazing job at both our wedding ceremony and reception! He made sure all the wedding party was there including grandparents before introducing the wedding party during the reception as well as kept the guests entertained all night! Chris who worked the photobooth was hilarious and did an awesome job! Tony and I are glad we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding! They are both reasonably priced and does a fantastic job!

Tony & Andrea
September 9, 2017

WeddingWire Review

Tony Ho was an excellent DJ! His sense of humor was really great and kept the guests engaged. He played a great mix of music that kept all our guests, from ages 8 - 85, dancing for hours. We received many compliments on the DJ and said it was the most fun reception they'd been to! Tony also kept us on schedule for the evening with the first dance and bouquet toss. During the planning process Tony was available to help out and provide suggestions. We also liked the online event manager program that allowed us to select an unlimited amount of songs that we liked and guided us with reception organization. Sounds Abound was also competitively priced and worked with us to ensure we received services to suit the location. We would recommend Tony again and again!

Lauren and Lee
September 15, 2017

WeddingWire Review

We booked Sounds Abound for our wedding and got the chance to work with DJ Tony Coix! From the beginning, the Sounds Abound team was great. They gave us an impromptu meeting without an appointment and helped us book our event. Working with Tony was super easy and he really took the time to understand what we wanted. He helped us put our timeline and schedule together and made recommendations that worked well for us. He was great at the wedding, kept the audience entertained and he was so energetic. Definitely recommend!!

Mayra and Mike
September 16, 2017

WeddingWire Reveiw

We are SO happy and relieved that we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding DJ and uplighting. Kyle Overbey was our DJ and did a FANTASTIC job, and so did his assistant. All of our guests loved the music and they kept the party going until the end (seriously, no one was leaving). The uplighting was perfect and illuminated our reception beautifully 🙂

Jen and Nick
September 2, 2017

Great experience

Jason Yach did an amazing job at our barn wedding earlier this month! He made the whole experience so easy for my husband and I. Jason really listened to what we wanted for the wedding day and he not only met our expectations but exceeded them by playing music he knew we would enjoy and more importantly that our guests would love. Totally recommend booking Jason for any event!!

Shelby and Mark
September 1, 2017

We had a great experience with Sounds abound. Craig was great. He was available for any questions that we had before the wedding. He kept us in the loop on the day of the wedding and helped make our day stress-free. His music was appropriate, leaning more towards leas current music, which is fine by us. There was definitely a 90s vibe going on throughout the night. Our guests seem to have a great time and everyone was dancing all night. The customer service we experienced was exceptional and I would definitely recommend Craig to family and friends in the future.

Tara and Matthew
September 9, 2017

We had our wedding on August 26 of this year and couldn't be more pleased with the results. At first, my husband and I almost didn't go with a DJ as we are pretty particular about our music. However, after much deliberation (and hesitation) we decided to at least check out Sounds Abound to see what it was all about. Gregg listened to everything we wanted and didn't want, gave his honest and valid opinion on things, and took notes about things we discussed with him. After meeting with him a couple times, we felt confident going into our wedding night. The night of, however, Gregg and his assistant completely exceeded our expectations. They did exactly what we wanted and more, and we honestly couldn't have come up with a better playlist for the ceremony, dinner/cocktails, and reception if we had put it together ourselves. We received so many compliments on the music all night long and for the entire week and my husband and I still can't get over how well it turned out! I would highly recommend both Sounds Abound and Gregg to anyone looking for a DJ for their event. Thank you Gregg (and assistant Ryan) SO very much for taking the time to listen to our crazy requests and making them work, you were absolutely amazing and we had a blast with you guys!!

Julie and Mike
August 26, 2017

Starting the wedding planning process was crazy and me and my now husband knew the music was a big part of the day. We wanted everyone to be on the dance floor having a good time and Jason accomplished that!! There was never a time when the dance floor was empty! We had filled out a music profile but told Jason to run with it based on how the mood was and man did he kill it. He was great with communication and checking in with us during the night to let us know when our first dance is bouquet toss was happening. We had a few music request songs that he thought might not jive with the feel we had going so he approached us just to make us aware and see if we wanted it to be played or not. BUT he also came to us with a solution that allowed the song to be played without ruining the vibe. A week later our guests are still raving about Jason and how he is the best DJ they have heard!! If you go with Jason you will have absolutely no problem making the dance floor full!

Casey and Matt
September 9, 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Keith
Our original plan for our "re-scheduled" wedding was not to have a DJ. WOW! Can't tell you how glad we are that we changed our mind! You kept the party going and added so much to our reception. The guests commented on how good you are. A Million Thanks!

Cathy and Joe
August 5, 2017

Awesome Experience all around!

We were recommended Sounds Abound and Tony Ho from some friend and we were not disappointed! They took the time to walk us through everything they offered and how it would all work out! We had additional speakers for our outdoor reception and some awesome uplighting that really made our venue pop! Tony was awesome to work with. The enthusiasm he had for us and our day was perfect! Not only was he able to work in all of our special requests he was able to keep the dance floor packed the entire night! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
He also took the photo we uploaded here too!

Steve and Kristy
August 12, 2017

Amazing Experience

We cannot sing enough great praises for Sounds Abound and in particular, Tony Ho. From start to finish, the experience was amazing. From the in-person introduction and booking process to the constant check-ins, we were impressed and at ease with working with Sounds Abound. Furthermore, Tony Ho, our DJ (though he was really much more than just our DJ/MC), truly made our wedding special. Not only did he meet our every (and numerous) needs, but did so in a professional and fun manner. He made all our guests feel like family and we had numerous guests come up to us afterwards expressing how impressed they were with Tony. Some even asked if they could steal him for future events. He kept the energy going by providing a careful balance of letting the guests do their thing when energy was hi and stepping in (and providing some killer dance moves) when energy levels were a little lower. Tony made time to meet with us before our wedding to get to know us and our preferences and on the day of, worked seamlessly with our other vendors to make sure the day was about us. Thank you Sounds Abound, and more importantly, thank you Tony Ho.

Eric & Mary
September 3, 2017

I am writing to thank you and commend our music coordinator, Gregg Eisel. Our Golden Wedding Anniversary Party was a huge success and the music played a large part. From our first encounter with you to the last with Gregg we were nothing but more than satisfied. You made doing business with you easy and your technology is terrific.

Gregg Eisel started out the evening with us as a stranger and ended by becoming a member of the family. He spent a great deal of time with our daughters planning for our event. He did a fantastic job with the music, lighting and coordinating the many special things that were planned throughout the evening. Gregg in his delightful manner kept the evening moving while not interfering with the emotional mood of the evening. That is truly a skill. As purely a DJ, he is second to none that I have seen. The evidence is that the dance floor was filled the entire night by four generations of family and friends. Even my family members with physical disabilities were up on the floor. It was simply amazing.

So in closing, I thank you both for being part of the happiest family event of our lives.

Terry and Jerrie
August 5, 2017
Matt Ammons was our dj for our wedding reception at Riverside Receptions. He was energetic, fun and professional at the same time. Matt was responsive to emails with song requests and questions for our big day.  Everyone had a blast dancing and partying with Matt as our DJ and he helped everything flow and stay organized as well that night. We wouldn't change a thing about how the night went and would recommend Sounds Abound (Matt Ammons especially!) in a heartbeat.
Thanks Again
Kim and Mike
August 11, 2017

Rufus
Thank you for being such an amazing DJ for our wedding! Everyone has been talking about what a fun event/reception it was! Thanks for everything!

Robyn and Phil
July 15, 2017

Rufus

Thank you for all you have done to make our day so special! You are so talented and warm-hearted. You made us feel at ease from our first meeting. It really shows how much you love your job. Thank you Again!

Holly and Kevin
June 15, 2017

Rufus & Sounds Abound

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day fabulous! Everyone has told us how awesome you were and we so appreciate you contributing to our perfect day!

Niki and Tim
July 1, 2017

Tony Ho was the best DJ ever! He played songs that everyone liked from a variety of generations. Tony also worked with us before our wedding to make sure our night was perfect. Everyone danced the night away and we got many compliments on how good the music was!

Emily and Aaron
June 25, 2017

We had such an awesome time having you all do our music for our wedding. Our children had a blast dancing all over the place. Thank you for all your hard work and helping us make our day special.

Tasha and Eric
June 24, 2017

WeddingWire Review

Bridgitte said... 
Sounds Abound is the BEST choice you could make! They have their own website where you can customize your playlist, which is so cool! Not to mention, they are extremely professional and you can tell they have been doing this for a long time! We have received many compliments on our music since the wedding! That was our number one compliment. All thanks to our DJ, Rufus! He was extremely professional and fun at the same time. He was the perfect decision to make for our wedding day. From start to finish, our dance floor was packed. It was a giant dance party! You know your wedding is a good time when not one person is sitting down and they are all on the dance floor. We also had our name in lights on the wall and a photobooth! The photobooth was a huge hit, and the lights were so fun! I would highly recommend sounds abound!!!!

Bridgitte and Clayton
July 7, 2017

We had a great experience with Sounds Abound for our June wedding. We loved the online planner and their prices are great as well. We used their photo booth and our guests had so much fun with it. They did a great job putting together our photo book! One of the greatest choices we made was choosing Matt Ammons as our DJ. He is so much fun! He took the time to meet with us beforehand and get to know the type of music we like, as well as helping us get things in order of how we wanted them. He had so much energy and played the best music! Our dance floor was full all night and our guests raved about how awesome our DJ was. He helped make our wedding the best night I could have ever asked for!

Nicole and Brock
June 16, 2017

Craig Mohler was our DJ and he did a fantastic job! He kept the dance floor full all night long and he manage a birthday surprise for my grandfather-in-law flawlessly. Many people told us after the wedding how much fun they had and that they thought the DJ was fantastic! If you're thinking about using Sounds Abound for your wedding, do yourself a favor and book them today. You will not be disappointed!

Erin and Josh
July 1, 2017
Rufus
Thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday!! Everyone had a blast and the dance floor never stopped which is what we wanted. Everyone has told me how they loved the music. We really appreciate it.
Sarah and Joe
July 21, 2017

I know it has been over 5 weeks since our wedding day, but I just wanted to say how much we both loved having Gary as our DJ. He kept the dance floor busy all night long and it was always filled with people dancing. The music he played, everybody loved and all of our English and American guests loved the British twist he added. Being a brit, I certainly appreciated it! Both Gary and his assistant were faultless all day long. From the ceremony through to the reception. We are so thankful to Gary and Sounds Abound who really made our big day even better. You really have a fantastic DJ in Gary!

Joel and Tonya
June 16, 2017

Greatest wedding DJ ever

The concept of greatness is a strong concept, but not strong enough for the DJ stylings of Tony Ho. Tony Ho was a great DJ for my wedding and would be a great DJ for any event. If you need a fun DJ and don't want to have to worry about any of the details, hire this man.

Edward and Annie
July 7, 2017

Awesome time celebrating with Sounds Abound!

Ernesto was our dj for the night and he came up with great suggestions for important pieces of our wedding and he really knew what he was doing. Everyone raved how great the music was and he took direction from us very well! We have a great time and We would definitely recommend him to others!!

Stephanie and George
July 8, 2017

DJs can either make or break a wedding, and Jason definitely MADE our wedding! I cannot say enough good things about Sounds Abound, but more importantly Jason. After reserving Jason for our wedding through Sounds Abound, Jason sent us an introduction email right away and thanked us for choosing him as our DJ. He was easy to contact and responded quickly to emails. We met with him in person to go over the day of events, song selections, introductions, etc., and Jason definitely put us at ease and helped us through this process. He knows exactly what he is doing and we knew that our day would run smoothly because of him. My husband's family is Polish, and we provided him with polish songs, and he was able to download these songs directly to his laptop. The day of the wedding, Jason was on time, professional, and did everything that he said he would. He made sure that we followed the schedule that we planned and was on-top of everything! He played songs at the right time, and knew when to change up the genre to make sure that there was always a full dance floor.

While talking to people who attended the wedding, we received sooo many compliments on our DJ! If I could redo my wedding, I would make sure that Jason was there!!!!

Nikki and Thomas
June 24, 2017

I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding reception so awesome. You kept the party going all night! We had so much fun working with you (you made everything so easy!) and we received so many compliments on the music. Everyone told us they all had so much fun dancing. You truly made our night Special and we are forever grateful! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!

Angela and Scott
June 10, 2017

What a great job our DJ Brian Keck & Sounds Abounds did for our wedding on July 1st, 2017. My wife and I cannot be more happy with how awesome he was. Brian made our day so great and was in communication with us at all the necessary times. We would highly recommend using Sounds Abounds and Brian to any of our family, friends, coworkers, etc. Thanks again to Brian for doing an amazing job and making our day so special to not us but also all of our guests.

David and Nicole
July 1, 2017

Amazing!

DJ Rufus was amazing! Before the wedding, he took the time to talk with me and discuss my husband and I's music style and what we were looking for at the reception. He played every song we requested and more importantly, Rufus did an awesome job of reading the dance floor and keeping it alive! He made people feel like they were missing out if they weren't on the dance floor! I would recommend DJ Rufus to any couple looking for a talented, personable DJ who wants to have an incredibly fun reception!

Sheila and Danny
July 8, 2017

The very first meeting we had with Kyle sold us, we picked him as our DJ on the spot. We explained what we were looking for and the types of music we would like to have played at our wedding and he was already tossing ideas of playlists he had in mind. We were looking for an exceptional DJ and that is what we got when we picked Kyle. His professionalism and ability to adapt and improvise gave us one less thing to worry about on our big day. He was able to grab the attention from all 230 plus people in the room and make important announcements heard very easily. He kept the dance floor packed all night incorporating our requests along with his surefire playlists. He was very accommodating with requests from guests and most importantly kept us (bride and groom) in mind with every song. I even threw in a request that he announce an inside joke from the bachelor party at the end of the night and it was an absolute hit. Overall, Kyle and the entire group at Sounds Abound helped make our wedding a day we will never forget! Thanks Guys!

Brian and Erin
June 24, 2017

Thank you, Rufus and Sounds Abound, for being exactly what we were looking for to DJ our wedding!
Rufus was amazingly professional, and we truly felt like he understood our musical tastes and preferences. He checked with us throughout the evening when a request was made that he wasn't sure we would approve of, and he made sure we were okay with the timing of certain special songs. He kept the party rockin', and we had several of our guests comment how great the music was, from start to finish!
The uplighting definitely helped add to our reception venue, and we appreciate the consideration taken to match our colors.
Thanks again to Rufus and Sounds Abound for making our wedding such a great party!

Julene and Brian
May 28, 2017
Hello!
Just wanted to say how pleased I was with Tony! Absolutely amazing with everything! From professionalism to how kind he was! He was so on top of everything and kept me and Jim very happy.  I couldn't ask for a better DJ than him!! Absolute hit!! Thank u again!
Jaclyn and Jim
June 16, 2017
Hi Keith,
I'm just dropping in to say thanks again for DJ'ing and MC'ing our wedding. Jenny and I both agree that you knocked it out of the park and did an amazing job. You were courteous, calm, and composed throughout the entire reception. You showed up and were ready to go and we greatly appreciate it. The music you played was awesome and all of our songs were played. I'm gonna recommend you to anyone and everyone that needs a DJ.
Steve and Jenny
May 6, 2017

BEST DJ EVER

The very first time we walked into sounds abound to meet with the staff there was a DJ who happened to be there named David Wilner. We started chatting and I quickly learned how hilarious witty and charismatic he was! My Fiance and I knew leaving that meeting that there was no other DJ that we wanted to go with and quickly emailed David that day securing him for our wedding day.

Over the next year as we prepared for our wedding, David was always there to answer a question if we had one he was always so quick and responsive! The day started to approach and we scheduled our follow up meeting. He was extremely detail oriented from the timing of the music to walk down the aisle to getting the correct pronunciation of our bridal party I left the meeting in the most exciting anticipation I've ever felt because I knew David was going to deliver an epic DJ experience and we weren't wrong. Every single detail of the ceremony and reception was PERFECT. I can't tell you how many people came up to my now husband and I said you had the best DJ I've ever seen at a wedding. They raved about David and how he set the tone for the night, the mix of the music, etc. David constantly checked in with us throughout the evening and just rolled with the punches! Our wedding wouldn't have been the same if David wasn't there. If anyone is reading this review I would say if you want to have the most epic day and dance party of your life then you absolutely MUST hire David Wilner as your DJ and MC!

Victoria and Brian
June 24, 2017

We were lucky enough to have Rufus be the DJ and MC for our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better fit. In the months and weeks up to the wedding, Rufus was always in touch, meeting with us both over the phone and in person and really helped us put together a stress-free program ahead of time. On the day of, he was extremely flexible and able to handle any curveballs that came his way and all our guests LOVED the musical choices. Given that the guests ranged from early 20's to late 70's in age, that's saying quite a bit! If we had to do it all over again, we would pick Sounds Abound and Rufus every time, we couldn't have been happier with our big day and how everything went. Thank you so much Rufus!

Jen and Bryant
June 24, 2017

We can't thank our DJ Craig enough! He was simply amazing, organized, and a great communicator! Thank you very much Craig for helping us celebrate and making our special day so fantastic!

Ashley and Anthony
June 24, 2017

DJ Tony Ho was extremely personable and adaptable to the diverse crowd at a wedding I attended this past weekend. The dance floor was packed from the first song until time to leave. He worked well moving from song to song and the choices he made show his expertise in knowing how to read the crowd and keep the reception full of energy! He arrived early and completed setup prior to the reception and was the last one to leave. Would highly recommend DJ Tony Ho and his company Sounds Abound!

Amanda - Google Review
June 25, 2017

Thank You Sounds Abound!!

Everyone told us that an amazing DJ was crucial in order to have a fabulous wedding, and we couldn't agree more after seeing so many of our guests having a blast dancing all night at our wedding! Rufus did an absolutely phenomenal job as our DJ and kept the dance floor full all night! The intros were fun and exciting and even the most challenging names in our bridal party were all pronounced correctly! We had an anniversary dance and a special dance for my aunt and uncle's 20th anniversary, and all of these special requests went so smoothly thanks to Rufus!! I didn't want the night to end and neither did our guests! We received so many compliments on how much people loved the music selection and how much fun Rufus made our party!! We couldn't be happier with our choice to go with Sounds Abound! They were so organized and a pleasure to work with during wedding planning and our special day!

Amy and Kevin
June 17, 2017

I cannot praise our DJ, Craig, enough; he was an amazing DJ, and we could not have been happier with him. We are still receiving compliments from our wedding guests about how great of a job Craig did.

Throughout the planning process, Craig was very attentive and engaged; he wanted to make certain that he knew the type of atmosphere that we wanted on our wedding day as well as the type of music that we wanted to be played. He was also very flexible with meeting times which we greatly appreciated.

On the wedding day, Craig was truly outstanding; he did a wonderful job of understanding the crowd and the right songs to be played at the moment; he is a natural at his job. We had over 200 guests at our wedding, and for a majority of the night, most of the guests were on the dance floor. I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding.

Overall, Craig was very accommodating and understanding; we would highly recommend him to other couples, and we will keep him in mind for future events.

Jackie and Pete
June 17, 2017

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Amy said...
I booked Sounds Abound for my wedding as it was recommended by my venue. Upon meeting the staff, I was confident they were the ones! With so many DJ's on staff, these guys live and breathe for a good party! We picked Jason Yach and he was just the nicest and so on point. He was professional, organized, and friendly. He played every song I requested, and most importantly he read the crowd so well and knew exactly what we wanted to hear to keep the crowd out on the dance floor. (We're an 80's/90's anthem kinda crowd). The website is SO clever, easy to use, and amazing to organize all your requests and details for the reception night. We got so many compliments on our awesome the music was--I'd recommend Jason in a heartbeat... a stand up guy that kept our party rockin'!

Amy and Jim
May 13, 2017

Best DJ ever

Our wedding was just a week ago and we wish we could do it all over again! A lot of that was because of Kyle. He was the best DJ we could have ever asked for. He listened to us, knew exactly what we were looking for, took our special requests and just ran with it. The dance floor never got empty at all that night, and we are so happy about that. Thank you so much again, Kyle!! We really appreciate all you did to make our special day so unbelievably wonderful!!

Elizabeth and Steve
June 16, 2017

Sounds Abound was exactly the kind of DJ we wanted for our wedding!

We thought it was great that we were allowed to request a certain DJ whose style meshed with ours and we ended up choosing Jason Yach. He was an excellent choice and really made the entire evening all about us and what we wanted! (as opposed to some of our friends' weddings we've been to where the DJ seems to focus more on himself than the couple)

Sounds Abound makes planning easy with an online planner that we could update at our own convenience. Jason was also great and set up a 30-45 minute phone meeting (we were planning our wedding from Boston) a few weeks before the wedding to make sure that he knew what we were expecting and everything we wanted.

Jason played our entire "must play" list and avoided all of the songs and artists we asked him to avoid. He was great at getting the wedding party set up and ready to go for our intros and really helped coordinate the beginning of our reception. Later in the evening he was responsive to our guests' requests and everyone was excited when they got to hear their requests!

Very happy with our experience with Sounds Abound!

Kristin and Mike
June 3, 2017
Hi Gregg,
You were the DJ at my daughter, Kimberly's, recent wedding reception. I wanted to thank you for a job well done. The music selected during dinner was perfect and played at a reasonable volume level. I had presumed I would have to inform you during the dancing portion to turn down the volume but that was never necessary. While loud, it wasn't the blaring "can't talk over" ridiculous level. The selections for dancing worked well as the dance floor was never empty.  A nice mix of music was played, appealing to older and younger generations so that both groups remained for the entire evening. You introduced and handled very well the tribute to my son-in-law, Mike's, late father. You even played a few minutes past the ending time (which was appreciated since I didn't want it to end!). Also, the emceeing part and introductions were done very professionally, as one of our guests attested to. All in all, I was very pleased with the DJ portion of the reception.
Jennie (MOB) - Kim and Mike
May 27, 2017

Another Great Experience!

We hired the Sounds Abound team of David Wilner-and-crew for the second time recently. David first MC'd our son's bar mitzvah party, and last month he was back leading the festivities at our daughter's bat mitzvah celebration. David is the smoothest MC/DJ we have seen. He is fun, warm, witty, classy, and engaging. The key element is his genuine desire for the host's to be able to relax and enjoy themselves along with all of their guests. He makes it a point to pick up on your personality and preferences, which he uses to inform the feel and energy of your whole event. David and Sounds Abound were easy and pleasant to work with throughout.

Jeff Hamburg
May 13, 2017

Trust in Their David!

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of working with DJ David from Sounds Abound for our wedding reception. (We also had a Photo Booth attendant and scrapbook creator, who were equally amazing!). From the minute we spoke over the phone, David made us feel comfortable and ready to party!!! He was thoughtful and attentive - listening to our requests while offering his own experienced opinion. From cocktail hour, through first speeches and dances, until bar close, David led the way while managing to keep the spotlight on us. The dance floor was packed the ENTIRE night! This says a lot, since neither of our families are big dancers! We also decided to have Sounds Abound provide uplighting and a digital screen for a slideshow, both of which added to the amazing atmosphere. We were thrilled with how our wedding reception turned out and owe it all to him!!

Lindsey and Brendan
May 27, 2017

Dear Keith,
Thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding! We enjoyed working with you and thought you did an amazing job with the music and as an MC. You did a great job finding the right times to incorporate all the different songs we requested. Anyone who can incorporate Loretta Lynn and Mr. Big into one event seamlessly is a DJ extraordinaire! We will definitely recommend you to family and friends! Thank you!

Anastasia and Kevin
April 1, 2017

Craig, Thank you for the wonderful entertainment you provided at the annual Derby Day event. We would like to thank you once again for a job well done!

Megan - Children's Home + Aid
May 6, 2017

Hound Song

Craig was amazing as always...we never have to worry about staying on track he keeps the guests engaged and is always professional

Roberta Lee - HoundSong
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Lauren said...
They were fantastic. They were accommodating of some of our odder music choices. Gary Hipperson was charming and we got tons of compliments specifically about him.

Lauren and Dan
October 15, 2016

Amazing Experience!

We hired Tony Ho as our wedding DJ. He was amazing. The online planning tool was extremely helpful, and he was able to gauge exactly the type of music that we wanted (or didn't want) from the songs we had chosen on the planning tool. The dance floor was full of people having the best time ever. Tony did an incredible job of keeping the party going. I would highly recommend the company and Tony.

Morgan and Paul
May 6, 2017

DJ Rufus and his team were fantastic at reading the room, keeping the party going, and accommodating special requests. All Sounds Abound staff were very helpful in the planning and easy to work with. All around great experience.

Dan - Oak Park
May 13, 2017

Amazing! Wonderful! Professional!

We used Sounds Abound for our wedding on March 25, 2017 and our MC/DJ Vincenzo Marrone was awesome! Vince had our guests engaged and dancing all night long. We couldn't be happier with Sounds Abound and would highly recommend them to everyone for their special day. Great job Sounds Abound!!!

Rick and Christina Natalino
March 25, 2017

Book Kyle Now!

We had Kyle Overbey as our wedding DJ, and it was the best decision we could have made. He was an amazing MC and an even better DJ. He was great to work with prepping for the wedding. He had many great suggestions and was great at communicating when we had a question.

As for the reception, the dance floor was full the entire time. Numerous people came to us during or after the wedding and commented how great of a job the DJ did with his song selections. There were also many comments on how nobody had ever seen a dance floor that full for that long. Our wedding coordinator actually asked us for his card the day after the wedding to contact him because she was so impressed.

My wife and I truly feel that Kyle helped make our wedding even more memorable than we expected. We both can't recommend Kyle enough for any of your DJ needs. If you are looking for someone who is knowledgeable, outgoing and can keep the dance floor going all night, stop looking and contact Kyle now!

Dave and Laura
March 18, 2017

Laura said...
Our wedding was back in October of 2016 and we were so happy with the services we received from Sounds Abound. We chose a package that included DJ, uplighting, and a photo booth and it was money well spent. Our DJ, Kevin Vance, and his assistant did such a great job with song choice throughout the evening. Our guests clearly had a great time and they did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor. We knew that a photo booth would be popular but we had no idea that it would be THAT popular, especially with the older guests. There were people going in and out of there all night long, most even going multiple times so it was definitely a huge hit. And the beautiful uplighting made the ambiance so much more wonderful. We recommend Sounds Abound 100%. Thanks for everything!

Laura and Stephen
October 1, 2016

You know you were in good hands when you want to write a positive review the morning right after your wedding! Our DJ (Rufus) from Sounds Abound arrived early, completely prepared, and led us through an amazing night! He put us at ease with his friendliness and professionalism. He paced speeches appropriately, anticipated and addressed hurdles we wouldn't have thought of, served as a middle man between us and our catering service, and kept the dance floor going all night. With Rufus in charge, we were able to relax and enjoy a fantastic evening! Thank you, Rufus!

Danielle and Matthew
March 4, 2017

We would like to thank Sounds Abound and Gary Hipperson for helping make our day perfect. Gary was a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. We chose a few must-have songs and let Gary do the rest, and we were not disappointed. He kept the atmosphere light and fun. Our dance floor was packed all night long. Thank you so much for helping make our day perfect.

Casey and CJ
October 28, 2016

We had SUCH a wonderful wedding with Gregg Eisel as our dj. From the start, he was extremely on top of all of our planning, showing us how to pick songs we wanted to have played at our wedding and showing us the best way to fill out our wedding worksheet. He then suggested a final meeting to go over everything, which I found extremely helpful, as we both found things to change for the better from what my husband and I had chose. He also contacted me a few days before our event to do a final rundown; needless to say, my mind was very much at ease when it came to our big day.. I knew Gregg knew exactly what my husband and I wanted and I had nothing to worry about. Our wedding music went off without a hitch and we had an AMAZING time dancing the night away! I am really not a dancer and even I was out on the dancefloor all night! I highly recommend Sounds Abound and Gregg for your next dj-ed event.

Brittany and Chad
March 4, 2017

Sounds Abound was amazing!

I got married 2/18/17 and picking music and a DJ was one of the last things I did. Picking music my husband and I agreed on seemed like an impossible task but Brian and sounds abound made it easy and fun! Somehow without much help Brian was able to keep my party going all night! He read the room perfectly and played some of mine and my guests favorite songs without me saying much. He was involved all night from speeches to walking in to dancing sounds abroad did it all! Thank you Brian and the whole team for making my wedding one amazing party.

Laney and James
February 18, 2017

Spot on!

I've hired Sounds Abound a few times and they do the best job! Contract set up is no fuss. I relay want we want/expect and they deliver. I highly recommend Kyle.

Lori - Northwestern Mutual
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Katie said...
Sounds abound were phenomenal!!! They were very accommodating and worked with my crazy schedule. They were so professional! We had Kyle, and I'm so glad! He knew how to read the room and keep our crazy group on the dance floor! He heard the speeches from our party and even incorperated music from that! He was so great to work with and he made sure we got everything we needed and that we were ok and made sure everything ran smoothly! Thank you so much Kyle and Sounds Abound!!! Will definitely be telling our friends! By the end of the night we already had people asking who we used!

Katie and Don
February 17, 2017

From the moment we met Kyle we knew he was a perfect fit for our wedding! Kyle went through our reception timeline and comforted us with his knowledge in music. He listened to all of our requests and kept the dance floor going all night! Our wedding reception was perfect thanks to Kyle! We will reccommend him and Sounds Abound to all of our family and friends!

Olivia and Greg
February 11, 2017

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.

Wendy Giardina
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Melissa said...
Sounds Abound was amazing! We could not have asked for a better company. Rufus was our D.J and he was spectacular! He was always available to answer questions and give suggestions. He contacted us the week before to make sure we had everything nailed down. We went over the music selection on the online planner (which is an awesome tool). The night of the wedding was smooth and flowed beautifully, before our introductions he even came up to us again to make sure he add all name pronunciations right! We weren't sure about music for the night, and left it up completely up the DJ. His transitions were smooth and the dance floor was packed all night! We also rented the sounds abound photobooth. They came with so many fun props, and included a flashdrive of all our guest's pictures. Sounds Abound is all about making their clients happy and they went above and behind!

Melissa and Jon
January 21, 2017

Stellar Experience all around! A+ for Gary!

Our DJ, Gary was incredible and we cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a joy to work with and the wedding party and guests absolutely adored him. The two of us, and our wedding party felt like he was a friend we had known for years. He jumped into our "unorthodox" wedding without reserve and met our requests head on every step of the way. We were a wedding party filled with Musical Theatre performers and actors, and we had very specific song requests for the ceremony and the reception. On top of that we had two grooms combining traditional Irish culture with traditional Greek culture, and Gary made sure to please everyone from "the old country", in both music and presentation. The uplighting that came with the package enhanced our space and added that last minute touch of color we needed. We also went with the PhotoBooth package from SoundsAbound as well and couldn't have asked for a better finished product! All in all Sounds Abound was our top vendor for the night! No complaints! If you are having an event and need a DJ, snatch up Gary before he is booked! You won't regret it!

JP and Jason
September 16, 2016

Tony Ho Kept the Party Dancing

Tony Ho was so great to work with, very friendly and personable. He has an awesome personality and was able to keep everyone on the floor dancing! We were so happy to have him DJ our wedding, we would definitely recommend him to other engaged couples. Or anyone really looking for a DJ!

Rebecca and Shawn
November 5, 2016

Amazing Experience

Rule of thumb, you spend months sometimes over a year planning your special day and it will never fail something always goes wrong. It might be a small or big details but I can say for one thing it won't be your DJ, if you go with Sounds Abound and have the one and only Tony Ho! Words can't explain his professionalism and genuine sincerity to make your day amazing. Not only does he know how to judge your guest to get them on the dance floor he goes above and beyond to make your day special.

Like many we had unfortunate things happen on our day in which Tony was able to improvise and make it a night to remember. He even checked in the day after, sent photos from his vantage point with his phone and truly wanted to make sure everyone had an awesome experience.

If he is available for your date, grab him up asap because he won't disappoint, he truly is a one of a kind class act!!

And to Tony, many thank you were the best!

Sincerely

The Parrilli's

Ben and Ashley Parrilli
October 21, 2016

We picked Rufus as our dj and could not have been happier! He helped us make sure we threw the best party that our guests are STILL talking about how much fun they had.

Stephanie and Robert
November 5, 2016

Sarah said...
We LOVED them. We had DJ Kyle Overbey and he was fantastic. I can't remember what his assistant's name was... Fun, kept the party moving, and not at all corny (that was one of my main concerns with having a DJ haha). We submitted a song list ahead of time of songs we love and songs we did not want played. He did exactly what we hoped for - a perfect combination of oldies, fun new songs, 90s classics, etc. - but with no bad language or bootie songs or anything like that (I mean come on, my grandma doesn't want to hear that!) We also submitted a few special requests, like reminding people to take centerpieces home, having an anniversary bouquet given out, etc. and he did every single thing perfectly. He was also flexible and good at adjusting when the timing of certain things was off (like our pictures taking longer than expected). I don't think I left the dance floor once! We loved working with Kyle and Sounds Abound and would highly recommend them!

Sarah and Tim
November 26, 2016

From the start when interviewing DJ's at Sound Abound, We, knew we were in the right place. After hearing many great things about all the DJ's. We decided to go with Tony Ho. The first meeting and setting up a plan for the biggest night of our lives went beyond what I expected. All we had to do was fill out forms and pick our songs and the rest was handled! The day of the Wedding, it was seamless. From the lighting to the music selections, everything was handled and the dance floor was kept full with all ages participating. Not only is Sounds Abound a great company, Tony Ho and his assistant made the night complete. We couldn't be happier. Great people to work with!

Tom and Stephanie Distasio
November 26, 2016

We were so thrilled to have Jason DJ our wedding. He was prompt in returning emails and answering any questions we had. He did such a thorough job of going through our event- including our musical tastes and announcing our bridal party at the start of our reception. Wedding planning is stressful, but we felt so at ease after meeting with Jason a few weeks prior to our wedding.

We got so many compliments on Jason and everyone told us how much fun they had. We could not have picked a better DJ! We had a blast all night long!

Catie and Ken Black
December 31, 2016

Choose Tony Ho, oh y not?

We were so pleased with our Sounds Abound experience. My wife and I knew the music and MC would be a very important part of the reception, but neither of us had strong opinions about what music should be played. The online planner was convenient and easy to use. In the end, we only had about 10 songs that we told Tony we liked and about the same number in the do not play category. We didn't have any songs in the must play category. With that little guidance, we left it up to Tony to work his magic.

It's pretty safe to say that he crushed it.

I've never been to a wedding where people made a mad dash to the dance floor the moment it opened. Well, I suppose now I have. He got our guests out there from the first song and he kept them there the entire night. The transitions from song to song were great and he kept everyone happy with a great balance of classic and current songs. I remember hearing most of the songs from the songs we like category. He did a great job working them into the lineup and made everything flow.

I must also add that Tony was a great communicator, both in his public presentation and with his communication with us as a couple. He spoke with us on the phone the week before, right before the reception began, and then checked in with us later on in the evening.

We couldn't be more pleased with our choice in company and MC. Choose Sounds Abound and then choose Tony Ho!

Marcus and Hannah Craig
December 18, 2016

Kyle was our DJ for our wedding the last weekend. We had SO many compliments on our music selections/DJ. Kyle kept our guests dancing throughout the entire night!! (We had a mid-dinner breakout dance party! We had to ask people to sit down to finish the dinner because people just did not want to stop dancing!!) We were absolutely thrilled with our music. Our wedding was so much fun because Kyle did such a fantastic job!!! We highly recommend!!!

Megan and Mike
December 23, 2016

Matt Ammons..The ONLY DJ I book for ANY event!!

Matt Ammons what can I say.. He's the very BEST!! When my Office manager came to me discussing our upcoming Christmas Party that they had no DJ for at that time, I immediately said "Matt Ammons!!" I had mentioned he was a personal friend, he's Dj'd my Husband and Mines wedding along with some others we know and he's the only DJ I book for any kind of event! She called right away and requested Matt and sure enough he was available that day and all ready to GO. Matt played appropriate music during cocktail hour, Speeches that were given and Dinner. After all that and it was ready to get our "Dance On", he played music for ALL ages and that dance floor was never empty! I personally enjoyed all his music and have no complaints! Sunrise Chevrolet will for sure be requesting him for years to come! Matt Ammons Thank You again from all of us at Sunrise Chevy!

Mallory - Sunrise Chevrolet
Sunrise Chevrolet

Sounds Abound is the BEST company to have at your event!!

My sister used sounds abound for her wedding and she had Tony Ho as her dj and highly recommended him to me! He is a great DJ from the first meeting to the big day his experience shows through everything he does. Tony also provided the music for our outdoor vineyard ceremony. He and his partner came ready and prepared with all the necessary equipment. He is incredibly friendly and upbeat from start to finish. He helps with not only being a DJ but an emcee for the evening. He did a great job announcing the speeches and key points in the evening. He kept the dance floor packed and people were dancing all night long! We would highly suggest Tony for any future event you may need a DJ for. Thank you Tony for everything!!!

Casey and Kevin
October 9, 2016

We loved working with Sounds Abound from the very start with planning for our wedding in November 2016. The online client planner was a great tool to help organize which songs we wanted at our wedding. We worked with Keith Talaga as our DJ and he was fantastic! He was extremely personable, professional, provided insight with not only music choices but also with our Sounds Abound up lighting package. The lights were amazing in our reception room and the music was great! Keith made us feel at ease leading up to our reception and played the best music - we were dancing all night! We are so glad we chose Sounds Abound and highly recommend Sounds Abound and Keith for any occasion!

Helen and Scott
November 12, 2016

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!

Dana and Chris
October 8, 2016

Holiday Party

Rufus was our DJ for the evening of December 15, and he was fabulous.  I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound, and use your services again next year for our annual holiday party.  Thank you, and please let Rufus know how great he was and how much we appreciated his talents.

Mary Anne - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
December 15, 2016

Holiday party

Craig Mohler was our DJ and he was fabulous! He contacted me before the event to see what kind of music and format we wanted as well as if any announcements were to be made. At the event we met beforehand and he would check in with me throughout the event to make sure everything was going well. Everyone had a blast and are saying best holiday party ever! Thank you so much! Will keep you in mind for the future and will definitely recommend you to others. Thank you for a great musical, fun experience!

Laura Donohue
December 10, 2016

Tony Ho does it again!!!

My sister and her husband had Tony Ho DJ at their wedding and it was non stop dancing! Three years later, when I got engaged I reached out to Sounds Abound and requested Tony immediately.

He was so relaxed and the put me at ease during the planning process. He brought up really great advice about our first dance and was flexible and easy to work with when I had last minute adjustments.

The day of he greeted us and was genuinely pumped to be at our wedding. We let him know that there was an extra, last minute speech and he introduced him without hesitation. He also had music picked out after each speech to compliment the message. There was a game of thrones reference that he followed up with the GOT theme song. Subtle things that people paying attention really enjoyed.

We have been to our fare share of weddings (13 in one year) and Tony's ability to read the dance floor is incredible. I really appreciated that there were guests of all ages on the dance floor. After the last dance about 50 people remained hanging out and talking on the dance floor. Everyone wanted to keep the party going.

To top if off, the next day Tony sent us a text congratulating us on a great wedding and included an amazing picture of us during our first dance, from an angle that our photographer didn't capture. Overall, Tony's flexibility, excellent music selections and genuine excitement for each wedding is amazing. We love Tony Ho!!

Carolyn and Eric
November 19, 2016

Excellent DJ Service!

This is the second year in a row that I've used Sounds Abound for our company holiday party, and I would use them again. They are reasonably priced and work hard to make our parties fun. This year I called our DJ, Gregg, the day before our event to ask for help to come up with some ideas to give away our door prizes in a more exciting fashion than just drawing names out of a hat. Gregg helped me come up with a few excellent ideas and he had all our party attendees participating and having a blast, which lasted the whole evening. Thank you, Sounds Abound, for such great service!

Deanne - Angus Chemical
December 10, 2016

Dear Kyle
Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding. You really did a great jot of keeping the dance floor full all night. Piano Man at the end of the night was such a special moment for everyone. We received so many compliments and wanted to thank you for that. We will be sure to recommend you to others in the future!

Matt and Michelle
July 16, 2016

Sounds Abounds was the perfect DJ! The staff was fantastic to work with. Matt Ammons did a phenomenal job from the beginning. From our initial meeting to all the details on the wedding day everything ran smoothly. He kept the guests happy and the dance floor poppin! We had a blast!

Kelsie and Steven
November 26, 2016

The Knot Review

Sounds Abound is amazing! Matt was our DJ and he went above and beyond all of our expectations/thoughts on how the day was going to go. He was on top of everything, listening to what we wanted, and made the transition between all of the various things throughout our night flawless.

Emily and Jeremy
December 3, 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.

Amanda and Erim
November 19, 2016

Fantastic experience!

We had a wonderful event thanks to Rufus and Sounds Abound. The music sets the tone for an event and Rufus had a perfect variety of music playing. Everything was customized and personalized to our crowd and requests. Rufus was on time, organized, extremely personable, kind and accommodating. I would highly recommend this company for any of your events. VERY impressed all around and had a great experience.

Jennifer - Rodan + Fields Holiday Party
Rodan + Fields

We used Sounds Abound for our DJ and Photobooth for our wedding in November. Our DJ Brian was awesome! He kept the party going and was in constant communication with my husband and I to make sure we were happy and having a good time. People were up and dancing as soon as dinner was over and kept dancing till the very last song. Everyone I have talked to has said it was the most fun they've ever had at a wedding. We cannot recommend them enough!

Fun bonus: if you are a beer fan like my husband and I, they are right around the corner from the Solemn Oath tasting room. Worth a visit just for that alone!

Paige and Sean
November 12, 2016

WeddingWire Client

Private User said...
My husband and I both loved our DJ Keith! He did an amazing job and kept the energy up the whole evening! Couldn't have been happier with the service that was provided!

Anonymous Weddingwire Testimonial

Great experience, professional staff!

We got married 1 week ago today. We were in contact with Sounds Abound and our DJ, Kyle Overbey for over a year. I am a person that tends to read testimonials and brush them off. If you want a great company to work with, I promise you this is it. Their website is incredible, you are able to have a must play list of 20 songs and a do not play list and our DJ Kyle followed it to a T. He even approached us when a song on our do not play list was requested to get the yay or nay on it (we ended up playing it) but it was just the small stuff like that and our dance floor was full the entire night. He knew when to play the requested songs, he knew to hold off on the newer younger party songs til later in the night, everything was just very smooth and very impressive. The guy absolutely crushed it and made our night incredible. Going into a wedding and planning everyone I know stresses over the DJ and whether or not your "crew" will enjoy it and actually dance- I promise you that this is the company to go with and Kyle is your guy. A great experience and our friends and family told us all week they had 0 complaints about songs and it just made the night that much more special. His assistants and the photobooth crew did an excellent job as well!

Ryan and Michelle
November 25, 2016

Isabella said...
We recently just tied the knot on 11/11/16, our DJ was Ernesto and we could not be any more pleased with our decision. Rufus actually was the one who recommended Ernesto to us, considering I come from a Hispanic family we needed someone who was bilingual to get the job done! We met Ernesto the week of our wedding and we went over how we wanted things to go he gave his advice on some things and considering he was familiar with our venue it was nice advice. The day of the wedding we had Ernesto also do music for our ceremony and everything was awesome. He worked well with the mariachi that was also there for cocktail hour, honestly things couldn't of went better he was on top of his game, he listened to our requests and totally felt out the crowd as to what music should be played. Let me say the group at our wedding was VERY MUCH diverse and Ernesto was able to play music for all ages all genres it was awesome. We have still been getting compliments on how smoothly everything went and how good the music was. So a big thank you to Ernesto for listening to what we wanted and getting the crowd up and dancing!

Issabella and Tyler
November 11, 2016

We got married in October and had Matt A. as our DJ. We picked Matt because we saw his work back last year at one of our friends wedding and he made the dance floor a party all night! Matt did no different for us and he did not disappoint. He had everyone dancing all night on our dance floor! I've heard from MANY people how great they thought our DJ was! Matt made sure everyone had a fantastic time at our wedding! We would recommend Matt to anyone looking for a fun, prompt, and professional DJ!

Dana and Mark Copertino
October 1, 2016

Keith Talaga was the DJ for our wedding this Saturday and he did an amazing job! We kept getting compliments about how amazing he was throughout the night and I couldn't have asked for a better night. He was easy to work with and very helpful when we had questions. He made sure he knew how to pronounce everyone's name in the wedding party and also was very flexible for on the fly changes that always happen during weddings. I would recommend him to anyone who was looking for a DJ for their event.

Sara and Jeremy
November 19, 2016

Matt Ammons is the man!! Our guests loved him. He kept the dance floor moving. He was meticulous about the pronunciation for the grand entrances of both parents and bridal party. He got together with us before the big day to make sure all was outlined correctly. He really takes pride in his work, and knows what's on the radio right now (or at least what people want to hear on the wedding day!). MATT IS AWESOME!

Kristin and Andy
September 17, 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!

Stephanie and Tim
November 4, 2016

Awesome

The DJ's and the photo booth from Sounds Abound were great! I love the fact that you can pre-select your music online to help prepare for an event. We had 2 DJ's, a photo booth and a guest book coordinator. Rufus did a great job starting from our wedding ceremony all the way ending in dancing and fun.
I was glad I used the photo booth too. It was fun for the guest and us. We were able to get a lot of fun pictures and they are good quality. We also had an additional lady who helped the guest do a scrap book page for our photo album. We love our album and it is a great keepsake.
I highly recommend using Sounds Abound for all their entertainment options.

Kelley and Michael
November 11, 2016

Gregg, thank you so much for everything! Words can not express how happy Kurt and I are with you and your team! We got so many compliments about the music and I never saw an empty dance floor! The photo booth was a hit and we had the best time looking through all of the photos! Thank you so much again!! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ!!

Sarah & Kurt
September 3, 2016

Amazing

Sounds Abound did an awesome job! We were really unorganized and last minute with giving them our plans but they didn't mind! We did not give the DJ any music we wanted to play or did not want to play and we still had a great time and our guests danced all night. Vince was great with song requests. I was very pleased with everything!

Jenine and Daniel
October 29, 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!

Annalise and Trevor
September 23, 2016

We celebrated our wedding with Gregg as our DJ recently. We loved having the online system to add our info and pick songs. Then meeting with Gregg before the wedding was super helpful. The reception was AMAZING!!! Gregg was soooo great with introductions, checking in with us throughout the night, and keeping the dance floor going!!! We loved the music, we loved the evening, and we would definitely recommend Gregg and Sounds Abound for wedding receptions. Thank you for making our day special!

Laura and Zach
October 29, 2016

Tony Ho: The Legend, The Riot, The Best DJ

Absolutely THRILLED with Tony's work during our wedding day! Throughout the entire process, he was one of the vendors that kept me the most calm and had a ton of fun with it. My husband and I have a very unique style in music -- everything from MoTown to the latest hits, to really explicit rap music, he understood what we were looking for and had our backs the entire time. The two of us are Sox fan, and we told Tony under no circumstance should "Go Cubs Go" be played, despite them playing on our big day. He stuck with us the entire time and even saved us in the end when we almost gave in 🙂 Tony's shared sarcasm, humor, fun voice and upbeat personality really set the stage for us working with him and he had everyone in our family, including our friends, tearing up the dance floor the ENTIRE night -- it was AMAZING! I have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was occupied the ENTIRE time -- excellent job, Tony!! We wish we could get married a million times again to dance the night away to your playlists!

Kelsey and Matthew
October 22, 2016

Best Decision Ever

My husband and I learned about Sounds Abound at a friend's wedding, and we knew when we got engaged that we wanted to use them for our wedding. They were great to work with, easy to communicate with, and we felt their prices were very reasonable. We picked Keith as our DJ and we are so happy that we did! Keith is professional, easy to talk to, and really wanted to make sure we got what we wanted with our music at the wedding. I wanted the dance floor packed all night and Keith made sure that happened! Their online forms were easy to use, and Keith played a great mix of songs we wanted to hear and songs that kept everyone dancing all night long. We highly recommend Sounds Abound and Keith!

Kelly and Chris
October 15, 2016

Fantastic!

We hired Craig from Sounds Abound to be our DJ for our wedding, and he and his assistant were absolutely amazing! Craig got to know us and the type of music we like. At that meeting we could tell that he is very enthusiastic and passionate about his job. The timing for the music for our ceremony went flawless and cocktail hour was a hit. He was very upbeat during our introductions and kept everyone engaged in dancing during our reception. During our reception he checked in with us and was very flexible is adding a specific song in.
Overall, Sound Abound has great staff. From the person we met at the expo, to the rep we were communicating with to help us pick a DJ, I would highly recommend Sounds abound and Craig to others.

Nicole and Tyler
September 24, 2016

Sounds Abound DJ

Dj Gregg Eisel of Sounds Abound made our silver anniversary party almost as much fun as our wedding. There was never a lull on the dance floor. Our guests have all been asking for a copy of our playlist. I attribute this to Gregg taking the time to personally meet with us and get a feel of our personalities. Guests seated next to speakers commented on their experience being pleasant and grateful for not being blasted out of their seats. Made the evening personable and fun. Great time incorporating the Cubs winning the World Series into our event.

Janice O'Connor
October 22, 2016

Amazing, easy to work with, great online tools to use

First off, this is long overdue, as our wedding was two months ago, but the DJ we had for our wedding was Matt Ammons. He was beyond fantastic to work with, from the setup stage to the last song, he truly made our wedding amazing. You don't realize how much of a factor the music and DJ play into the overall experience your guests have at your wedding until you have one as fantastic as Matt. We gave him the general type of music we would like during each stage and he ran with it, nailing it right on the head with what we had in mind.

Overall, we cannot say enough nice things about him and would highly recommend him to anyone. He was the DJ for my buddies wedding the year prior, so that is how we chose him for ours. We saw how great he was as a guest and then working with him one on one was a breeze. My guests came up to me throughout the night complimenting how great the music was, the DJ was, and that they were having the time of their lives, which is the hope all bride and grooms hope for their guests.

Thank you so much Matt for making our wedding so memorable, not only for my wife and I, but for all the guests as well!

Ryan and Becca Emerson
August 27, 2016

While, I didn't have many dancing machines at my wedding, it didn't matter my DJ Kyle kept the energy and the atmosphere going more than anything. We were ahead of schedule on so many things it was hard to believe that ended so quickly.

Thanks for the fantastic job!

Melissa and Michael
October 22, 2016

We worked with Sounds Abound for our wedding and could not have had a more positive experience!!

Prior to the wedding, we has a Skype session with our DJ Kyle to go over the entire nights events, our wants and expectations, and of course music selections. Kyle gave us a play by play for what we could expect and when. It was so nice to be prepared and know when exactly we would need to be around for the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. This way it was very organized and everything just ran smoothly. We never felt rushed and could just enjoy every moment.

Kyle and his assistant showed up early the day of the wedding and knew precisely where to set up at the venue. It was such a relief not to have to worry about a thing! The uplighting we chose was so beautiful in our reception room. Kyle also kept everyone out on the dance floor and having a great time! From start to finish the floor constantly had our guests up and dancing. I really could not have asked for a better experience for our special day!

I would HIGHLY recommend DJ Kyle for anyone's event!

Courtney and Carter
October 15, 2016

Private User said...
My daughter’s wedding required DJ services in 3 different rooms for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Gary Hipperson of Sounds Abound arrived early and had all the equipment set up with time to spare. The music selected for the ceremony, reception entrance and special dances was non-traditional, and Gary played all of it perfectly. Gary made the reception a great party, with all of the families and friends taking to the dance floor. The party was so good that we extended Gary’s services for an extra hour. The bride and groom and their parents were all very happy with Gary’s DJ Services for the wedding. We highly recommend you use him for your wedding!

Anonymous Weddingwire Testimonial

Top notch DJ

After researching many different companies and Dj's, we instantly bonded with Craig @ Sounds Abound. It was very important to us that we meet our dj before signing up with them, and he was incredibly accommodating in making that happen. From the minute we met to planning song lists and our timeline for the evening, Craig was absolutely perfect. He gave us a sense of direction, while listening to what mattered most to us. His sense of humor, professionalism and experience really shined throughout this. We LOVED our uplighting the night of and most of the songs played.

The only issue we had was our first dance and parent dances not being played as we had initially discussed. My advice would be to ensure you insist the timeline is adhered to as much as possible. Because there was a delay, many of our guests weren't in the room and missed the dances. Overall though, we loved the music and Craig's MC skills. We're also glad we took Craig's advice in having a second DJ to assist throughout the reception. It really did make a difference. Would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a fun, confident pro.

Chris and Sam Matocha
October 8, 2016

Hello,
I would love to give my testimonial! My husband Joe and I had Craig for our DJ. I must say that he was AMAZING! He was interacting with the crowd, teaching line dances, and just all around a fun guy! I would recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ! He also checked in with Joe and I through out the night!
I knew from meeting him the first time that he was going to be great and fun! I will for sure miss working with Craig but if we need a DJ again we will know where to go and who to ask for! I wish I was able to say more about your company and Craig but I would write a long book! Haha!
Again Craig was amazing! Sounds Abound has a real great DJ on their hands!
Amanda

Amanda and Joseph Wollwert
October 22, 2016

Private User said...
Our DJ, Kyle O, was incredible! He fulfilled every request we had and was so wonderful to work with. Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and we would recommend him to anyone in a heart beat!

Anonymous Weddingwire Testimonial

Jason,
Thanks again for DJing our wedding this past Saturday at Danada House.  We had an absolute blast.  All of our guests loved the music, and I appreciate your help moving things along.  We will definitely recommend you to our friends!
Thanks again

Lauren and Vince
October 15, 2016

Sounds Abound did an excellent job!

I definitely recommend Sounds Abound. We used their services for our reception on 9/24/16, and everything turned out just wonderful! Tony Coix was our D.J. and he was excellent. We were able to choose the music from the Sounds Abound website and had options for ‘Must Play’, ‘Additional songs’, and Do Not Play. He played all of the music that we picked out / suggested, and was a great MC for the night. He also speaks Spanish and that was very helpful as he could pronounce my husband's last name correctly (my husband is Cuban). We also had a photo booth and the attendant was friendly and helpful. He even let me add some of my own props. We also had the up lighting and our 'name in lights' ... We were happy with everything, and having an entire Banquet room in purple really made the night extra special !!!

Ann and Desi
September 24, 2016

Matt,
Before Mike and I fly off on our honeymoon, we wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for everything you did yesterday!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect  - you were the best MC for the entrances and speeches, and our wish was more than fulfilled in that we had a packed dance floor the entire night... thank you SO much for keeping the jams going until midnight! I never wanted to leave the dance floor, and so many of my friends kept saying how much they loved every single song that came on!
Seriously, it was just the best and we thank you so much for that! I attached the photo our photographer shared with us last night just to share with you guys as well.

Thank you for an amazing evening!!!
Steph and Mike
October 15, 2016

Working with Sounds Abound was wonderful. They were always quick to answer questions and felt extremely organized. We knew which DJ we wanted to work with from a friend and he was fantastic. Tony Ho was always open to conversations with us at any time and made us feel confident our wedding would be fun for everyone. We also had an Arabic DJ and Tony worked extremely well with him. Highly recommend Sounds Abound!

Alexis and Michael
October 1, 2016

Craig was the DJ for our wedding on October 1st. Craig was great to work without throughout our entire planning process. Not only was he prompt, organized, and friendly, but he did a fantastic job keeping the party going all night!

Thanks Craig and Sounds Abound!

Megan and Rob
N/A

We absolutely loved working with Gary!
It was such an easy process, and with all of the last minute changes we had, he flew threw it flawlessly!
Would highly recommend!!

Kathleen and Masai Mwinzi
October 2, 2016

My wife and I could not be happier with our decision to hire Jason Yach and Sounds Abound to DJ our October 2016 wedding. From our first meeting with SA we were impressed with their online portal that was used for payment, organizing and song selection. It was easy and allowed us to do those things on our own schedule, which was important because it is such a busy time leading up to the wedding. Jason was easily reached by email and we set up a phone conference about two weeks before the wedding. We had a specific kind of DJ in mind. We wanted someone who would abide by our requests for the style of music and reception we wanted and who would keep the party going while also remaining in the background and not making himself the focal point. Jason did exactly that. We asked him to mix in some different time periods but for the most part we wanted him to play 90's and 2000's party music. I asked him to treat most of the reception like "a house party for a bunch of 30-somethings." Jason did not disappoint. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and he was able to meet our requests while also mixing in a couple of slow songs and some other music so that everyone at the reception felt included. He also abided by our request that no organized dances like the chicken dance be played. Jason was fantastic at running the introduction and speech portion of the night. He was on time and a pleasure to deal with. In the week or so since our wedding everyone we talk to has mentioned what an amazing time the reception was and how great the music was. During one of the speeches it was mentioned that some of the wedding party liked to karaoke, so at the very end of the night, once everyone was feeling the effects of the open bar, Jason even handed over the mic to the groom and some wedding party for a little sing-a-long. We could not have asked for a better experience, we would not change a thing, and we would highly recommend Jason Yach and Sounds Abound for anyone considering a wedding or other event.

Thanks for everything,
Renee & Danny Hanichak

Renee and Danny
October 1, 2016

My wife and I choose Rufus as our DJ. He was extremely professional and was great to work with throughout the whole process. His energy matched ours and he kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We flet that the music was a huge part of our wedding, and we are so glad we had Rufus there to take care of everything. Thank you for doing such at great job at our wedding!

Joey and Lisa
September 16, 2016

Best DJ company ever!

We worked with Gregg at sounds abound, and he could not have made the experience any more enjoyable! He worked with us every step of the way, and on the big day was a complete professional, and did an amazing job listing to the crowd and keeping the party going-not just a sports announcer who then let the playlist roll. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants an amazing wedding night with a packed dance floor!

Mary and Andrew
September 17, 2016

Fantastic service

Our DJ was Keith Talaga and I can't say enough good things. Great contact before the wedding and during the reception. He got the wedding party (which was large) organized for the entrance and kept everything moving ahead of schedule. The dance party never stopped once the dance floor opened. People gave us so many compliments on our DJ team and my brother in law even got Keith's info from me in order to book him for his wedding in June! Thank you Keith and Sounds Abound!

Ashley and Kevin
September 24, 2016

An awesome wedding thanks to Keith!

Words can't express how happy we were with Sounds Abound. Keith was awesome! He provided the perfect atmosphere for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. We were so happy with all of the songs that were played. He made the night awesome! Because of the music choices for dinner, we even had an impromptu dance during dinner! It set the tone for the reception and people were on the dance floor all night! We were so pleased with Keith. Sounds Abound and Keith were so easy to work with and the online platform to upload wedding information was easy to use! I would highly recommend Keith and Sounds Abound! Thank you for making our wedding wonderful!

Kristen and Josh
October 1, 2016

Our ceremony and reception went so beautifully due to the excellent Job from Gregg from Sounds Abound . One can tell right away he has loads of experience and would offer a friendly suggestion when we needed one . He also listened to the many special requests we asked him to do and he did them with such professionalism . I would recommend Gregg with Sounds Abound whole heartedly. He is a great MC as well superb DJ.

Darci and Curt
August 28, 2016

Simply phenomenal!

Sounds Abound was a perfect company to work with for all of our wedding entertainment. Not only was every member of their team easy to work with and always available to answer questions, the services they provided were outstanding!

Kyle was our DJ and there aren't enough words to describe how incredible he was! Our dance floor was packed from start to finish, and every request we had, he fulfilled. The online planning system was a great way for us to give Kyle the vibe we wanted for our party, and he absolutely nailed it come wedding day! We have gotten endless compliments about how we had the best DJ our guests have ever experienced!

We also utilized the uplighting and photobooth services, and both were just as perfect as everything else! Highly recommend this company!

Jessica and Brian
September 24, 2016

The absolute best!

I knew when we attended a wedding Kyle was djing for in April of 2014 that I wanted him to DJ my wedding reception. We had Kyle DJ our August 2016 wedding reception and it was the best decision ever! Kyle was so super easy to work with throughout our wedding planning. He made sure from day one that this day was all about us.
On our wedding day he assured my husband and I were having a great time all night. We asked Kyle for one thing and one thing only - and that was to keep our guests on the dance floor all night and he SURE DID! The dance floor was never even close to empty!
We didn't have to worry about a single thing working with Kyle. No question, if you want to have the absolute best time at your wedding, choose Sounds Abound!! We'd choose them every single time!!!

Becca And Scott Bernacki
August 20, 2016

Weddingwire Review

Private User said... 
Sounds Abound did such a great job at my friend's wedding I checked them out. Gregg did a fantastic job for her wedding and mine. I really like that you could meet with your DJ ahead of time which was really helpful in everyone understanding what we as a couple were looking for. The software and planning tools they provide are excellent. This made the whole progress easier. I appreciated that they have a final consult before the big day to make sure everything is how you like it. They are very flexible and have great suggestions. Everyone had a blast and was dancing all night. They even did music for my outdoor ceremony.

Weddingwire Anonymous Review

Best decision we could've made!

We had met with a few other DJs, and as soon as we video chatted with Sounds Abound, we knew they were the ones we wanted! We were able to pick our own DJ, which was quite nice. We picked Keith and he was phenomenal! Before the wedding and during, he made sure we were getting exactly what we wanted. Keith is friendly and professional. And he did one heck of a job! We received so many compliments on our DJ services from our friends and family. The dance floor was packed the whole night. I would 100% Sounds Abound and specifically Keith to anyone getting married in the Chicago area.

Scott and Heather Runyon
August 27, 2016

I just wanted to again say thank you so much, I still can’t believe we had a dance party with this group! I’ve really never seen anything like that before and I think a lot of us needed to laugh and dance like that and I really believe it was YOU who made that happen! I can’t tell you how happy I am that we decided to go with you. I have hired several DJ’s over the last couple years and I have to say your professionalism and positive attitude is contagious and you really were above and beyond my expectations.

Tyffany - Marketing Dir. - eSPACE
September 13, 2016

The Best!

When I was looking around for a DJ for my wedding I stumbled across Sounds Abound by chance. I am very glad that happened.

When we had our initial visit with Sounds Abound we met with Kyle Overbey. We were immediately impressed by how informative he was. We could tell he was a "pro". Sounds Abound has videos of their DJs on the website. You can watch the videos and get a feel for how the DJs work. We watched them all. We decided to go with Kyle Overbey based on our meeting and the video on the website. Luckily for us he was available for our date. Kyle was very easy to get a hold of and responded to any questions in a timely manner. He met with us a few times to get things exactly how we wanted them to be.

We booked the DJ for the ceremony and reception. Kyle was on point for the ceremony. All the music was exactly as we discussed. Sounds Abound provided a microphone for the officiant as well. Kyle did a great job with introductions at the rehearsal. Throughout the reception he was great. He played the music that was requested. If something was playing that cleared the dance floor he would cut to a better song. He interacted well with the guests. We received positive feedback from our guests that Kyle was very good.

Sounds Abound provides two DJs. The main DJ and an assistant. What a great idea.

We also booked the large photo booth for the wedding as well. The photo booth attendant was great. Sounds Abound provides two copies of the pictures. It's up to the bride and groom if both copies go to the guest or if a hard copy goes to the bride and groom. Sounds Abound provides a USB flash drive with digital copies of the photo booth pictures.

I would suggest Sounds Abound to anybody getting married or in need of a DJ or photo booth for any occasion. I'm sure all of the DJs are great, but if you have your choice. Go with Kyle Overbey. You won't regret it.

Alex and Amber
August 13, 2016

Fabulous!

This company overall was fantastic for our wedding on 09/09/16 at Meson Sabika in Naperville, IL. The office was always quick to respond to questions or concerns I had and always kept me in the loop. We chose DJ Keith and I couldn't be happier! He was so fluid and professional during our ceremony and reception. He really put me at ease and I knew he had everything under control. He kept us on time and made sure every little detail was addressed. He played great songs and there was never any dead air. I would have DJ Keith at any event I was planning! He was truly amazing!

Kristyn and Andrew
September 9, 2016

Thanks for running the party Vincenzo!

We know that the DJ portion of a wedding can make or break a night and heard wonderful things about Sounds Abound. After seeing them at a wedding prior to ours we were convinced their people know how to organize a night.

We were paired with Vincenzo who was extremely helpful and willing to work with whatever we needed. After meeting with him he showed his knowledge of music and how to run an evening with an attention to detail and calm demeanor. He fit every need of our music taste while giving us the reassurance of keeping the party going til the end. He hit it out of the park with how well everything went during that day from the organization of the evening to the music that organically grew to match our guests needs.

Aside from the professionalism that Vincenzo showed he was also caring and helpful during the process. I can count multiple times that he stopped by to check in on us to see if we needed anything. I even think he brought me a drink! He is a stand up individual that made it more than just a professional doing his job.

Steve and Kelly
July 15, 2016

Rufus was spectacular at our daughter and new son-in-law's wedding. He set the tone and kept things fun. All our guest were dancing the night away! We would definitely recommend Rufus and Sounds Abound to anyone else planning a wedding.

Sandy (MOB) - Amy and Dan
September 10, 2016

Jackie said...
We used Sounds Abound for DJ and photobooth for our wedding and we couldn't have had a better experience. Our DJ, Kevin handled the night well and was accommodating to all of our guests. He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was happy with how the evening was progressing. We absolutely loved the photobooth experience, as did all of our guests!

Jackie and Kyle
May 28, 2016

Gregg did an awesome job at our wedding! He was very receptive to what we wanted, and his experience in the business really showed. The dance floor was packed the whole night!

Aaron and Karen David
August 27, 2016

Amazing DJ

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!

Jodi Harap
August 27, 2016

The Best Wedding DJ Ever!

Sounds Abound was absolutely wonderful to work with for our July 2016 wedding. They are professional, communicative, and most importantly, they have amazing DJs! We were lucky enough to have DJ Matt Ammons for our wedding reception, and he was phenomenal. He made sure that every detail was perfect, from the wedding party introductions to keeping the party going on the dance floor for the entire reception. His attention to detail was excellent. We really wanted to make sure that we had plenty of time for dancing at our reception, and Matt very helpfully kept us on schedule! Our guests were on the dance floor from the first song to the last which was exactly what we hoped for our reception. We truly couldn't have asked for a better DJ experience. Thank you so much to Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding day so perfect!

Phillip and Krista Engen
July 9, 2016

David

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! 🙂

Sara and Peter Gao
August 13, 2016

Chamber of Commerce

This past summer we were lucky to be able to book out Ken for three of our cruise night events. Each week he performed we heard nothing but great feedback from community members and businesses that were able to hear him play those nights.
Thank you Ken for sharing your talent with us, we look forward to booking you again.

Tasha Kitson - Plainfield Chamber of Commerce
Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce

We had a great overall experience with Sounds Abound for our wedding this August. The online planning tools were very helpful. Tony Ho and his assistant kept the dance floor going ALL night... I can't think of a single lull in the night. He played all the songs we asked for and read our crowd well. Our parents and many others raved about our DJ. Thank you Tony and Sounds Abound for helping to make our night unforgettable!

Raquel and Brandon
August 20, 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.

Kelsey and Ben
July 30, 2016

Loved loved loved working with Sounds Abound and Kyle! From the first meeting they were great about going over every detail with us. We made adjustment by adding and eliminating things we wanted throughout the process and it was never an issue. We met with Kyle before our wedding and he definitely eased all concerns we had about the music and flow of the evening. The day of, Kyle was fantastic. He read the crowd and was able to keep our dance floor busy. He was great about heading requests of our guests and making sure the night stuck to our vision while appeasing everyone. Would recommend Kyle and Sounds Abound over and over!

Sara and Zach
July 30, 2016

Primetime Wedding Entertainment

My wife and I picked Sounds Abound for our wedding entertainment. Matt Ammons is not only a great DJ, but also a great host. We did a choreographed dance and even Matt played along in the surprise! Many of our guests asked for his information. We will recommend him and Sounds Abound for any event.

Thomas and Tracy
August 13, 2016

Thank you!!!!!

I could not be happier with Sounds Abound. Jason was our DJ and I would recommend him over and over again. Not only did he keep our dance floor PACKED from first song to last, but his playlist could not have been any better. Our guests, from 19 years old to mid 70s, raved about Jason and his playlist. I was so happy to see so many people enjoying the music and dancing the entire night. I was actually shocked at how many people were on the dance floor. THANK YOU JASON AND SOUNDS ABOUND!!!

Erica and Brent
August 13, 2016

Ernesto,

You did an amazing job. Gaby and I can't thank you enough for the amazing job you did. Everyone had nothing but great things to say about the quality of DJ'ing you did.
Thank you and we will definitely recommend you to others.
Good luck on your future endeavors. We both wish you the best.
Elan and Gaby
July 30, 2016
Kevin,
Thank you for making Justin's party so amazing! You accomplished my goal in ensuring that kids and adults danced !!!  It is a party that Justin will never forget !!
Kindest regards
Tammy
Tammy - Justin's Bar Mitzvah
August 13, 2016

Hi Ernesto. I just wanted to send a super huge thanks for an outstanding job at our wedding on Friday. I can't tell you how many compliments I got on you and the music, I think you really read us 100 percent. I wouldn't have changed a thing, thank you for setting the tone to the night and making it unbelievable. I will 100 percent be recommending especially you and  Sounds Abound for an excellent service.
Thanks again!

Heidi and Carlos
August 12, 2016
Gregg - thanks again for last night
Multiple people told us the music and dancing was some of the best they had seen for a wedding
Hopefully we can do this again for one of Sarah's sisters in the not so distant future!
Patrick and Sarah
August 13, 2016

Ken Overbey played for our 60's themed surprise birthday party for a friend who was turning 60. His 4-hour live performance was outstanding in every way! Songs from the 60s, 70s and even some 60's tv theme songs. Everyone commented on the fantastic "live" entertainment. Our guests are still sending compliments and we all agree that Ken will be playing at our next gathering. He simply couldn't have been any better and our guests couldn't have been any happier! Thanks for making this party such a memorable event for everyone!

Guy Lieser
August 6, 2016

Absolutely fantastic

We had Matt Ammons DJ our wedding. He did a phenomenal job. He created the perfect environment for all aspects of our wedding. We would definitely recommend him to others.

Heather and Justin
August 6, 2016

Awesome & Amazing DJ and Company!

Working with sounds abound on the package I wanted and the DJ was very simple. You can work with them over the phone and not even stop by the office. I love the process of selecting you own DJ and they have very good info on each one. My DJ was Tony Ho. He was the best and there was not one point throughout the night where there was no one on the dance floor. Everyone is usually worried about the first song where all your guest can dance and if everyone will start dancing. I didn't have to worry about that with our DJ everyone was on the dance floor right away. I even had one of my friends come and say that was the most successful first dance with all the guest she has ever seen. Tony was also very good with introductions of the wedding party and coordinating all the specialty dances. I would highly recommend this company and DJ Tony Ho.

Katie and Andrew
August 6, 2016

Absolutely amazing service! Very friendly and affordable!

My husband and I had an amazing experience with Jason Yach as our Dj for our wedding! He met with us prior to our big day, and emailed us and called when he had questions. He came up to us a few times during the reception to make sure everything was going as planned or if there were any changes. He was very alert, attentive and got people to move out of their seats onto the dance floor! He got out most shyest guests to dance, which was amazing!! We were very grateful to have such a wonderful experience on our special day!!

Jennifer and Jose
August 6, 2016

Our wedding was July 23, 2016. We had a wonderful day! Brian at Sounds Abound was so patient and professional! He was prepared and organized and kept our wedding flowing. He was such a fantastic DJ, and an overall great guy. We would recommend Brian Keck from Sounds Abound anytime.

Sarah and Lirim
July 23, 2016

Wonderful Experience with Matt Ammons!!

I met Matt at the Sounds Abound open house last year and instantly upon speaking to him knew that I had to have him as the DJ for my wedding. He is a wonderful person to work with- his communication leading up to the day was excellent and his day of performance was out of this world! He willingly took a long list I had put together with special songs I wanted played for my ceremony and cocktail hour without any hesitation and made each and every song happen. The reception was perfect- my husband and I mentioned to him that we are not huge "party people" and hinted at the fact that we would rely on music to get and keep the crowd on the dance floor. Matt did just that and more!! His presence in the room was positive and upbeat and he brought the energy out of us all, all afternoon and evening long. I can't forget to mention that his ability to go with the flow was much appreciated as we had a few changes/additions that came up that morning and he handled them seamlessly- we really appreciated how easy going he was about it all! I cannot thank Matt enough for the wonderful job he did and most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for any occasion.

Bree and Ed
May 7, 2016

We got married on July 3, 2016 and are so glad we chose Sounds Abound to DJ our wedding. Everyone we talked to at the company was very professional, helpful and friendly. We chose Kyle as our DJ and he was fantastic! He made sure our dance floor was packed the entire night and played a variety of music for both the younger and older crowds. He also helped keep us on schedule throughout the night so we didn't need to worry about a thing. We have received so many compliments from guests on how much they loved our wedding and how much fun they had. Everyone also had a blast in the photo booth. My brother has already booked Kyle for his wedding next year and I will definitely continue to recommend him and Sounds Abound to others! Thank you so much for making our wedding unforgettable!

Amy and Cory Bledsoe
July 3, 2016

All-around fantastic

We were initially drawn to Sounds Abound because we attended two weddings where Tony Ho was the DJ and thought he did a great job. Unfortunately Tony was not available on our wedding date, but we hired Larry Merkel instead. I'm so glad we did! Larry was wonderful to work with before the wedding and we have received so many compliments on his work during the wedding! Everyone had so much fun and Larry's DJ-ing playing a large role in that. Larry even saved the wedding ceremony by providing duct tape at the last minute to secure some vases that blew over in the wind (luckily as the bride, I was blissfully unaware of this until the next week!)
I also want to give a shout-out to the Sounds Abound office staff who were very helpful and understanding when our initial venue shut-down and we were scrambling to find a replacement.

Laura and Tom
July 16, 2016
Brian Keck was the DJ for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary celebration on July 16th.  Brian was fantastic!  We had guests ranging in age from 5 years old to 75 years old and he played music to keep everyone happy.  I would highly recommend him for any event.
Thanks so much!!
Kristin F
July 16, 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!

Katarina and Ben
June 12, 2016

Sounds Abound is Top Notch!

We hired sounds abound for our wedding after having seen them DJ at a friends wedding 2 years prior. We were lucky enough to have Kyle as our DJ and boy did he deliver! He knew EXACTLY the style of music we wanted played and was so easy and willing to work with us and make changes on the fly! You can easily tell he has experience and knows how to get a crowd dancing! We could not be more thrilled with how our night went! If we ever need a DJ for any other event, we will definitely be coming back to sounds abound!

Carly and Phil
July 22, 2016

Vince was AMAZING

We chose Vince because he was extremely nice when we went to the open house. He was excited to do our wedding and it definitely was the best decision. There was not a moment throughout the whole night that people were not dancing. His song selection was fantastic since we did not provide him very much to work with haha. Overall he kept the flow of the wedding moving without being annoying and every person I talked to said that he was one of the best DJ's they had seen at a wedding. Vince overall did an AMAZING job and I would recommend him to anyone!

James and Kelly Sutherland
July 2, 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

Joanna and Harry
June 24, 2016

Tony Ho is the best!

Tony Ho is the best DJ. He kept the dance floor full the entire night at our wedding. Don't feel pressured to give him a ton of songs to play, he is a professional and can totally read the crowd. We had so many complements about him from our wedding guests. Book him for your wedding!

Katie and Grant
July 9, 2016

Gary was amazing!! He completely captured our style of music from beginning to end. Our dance floor was never empty and we received so many compliments from our guests. We met with Gary several times before our big day and truly felt like we had a great connection with him. It was wonderful working with someone who made us feel so comfortable. He even came out on the dance floor to pump up the party, and was a huge hit! Thank you!

Brittany and Brian
July 10, 2016

Matt Ammons was the DJ for our wedding on May 21, 2016 at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. Matt was INCREDIBLE! He took the time to get to know us beforehand to get a feel for what music we liked and didn't like and to make sure he was fully prepared. For our reception, our tables had musicians instead of numbers - Matt went around to every table and played music from the different artists during the dinner hour. We hadn't asked that of him but it was perfect! His attention to detail and his ability to read a room are fantastic. I highly suggest hiring Matt as your DJ - I would hire him over and over again!

Robyn and Jeff
May 21, 2016

Sounds Abound is wonderful!

We just had our wedding on July 16, 2016. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Gary was our DJ. He did an amazing job. Our dance floor was never empty. We did not provide Gary with much guidance, only about 10 must play songs. We left the rest up to him. He kept us on schedule with all of the special songs( i.e. first dance etc) through the night. His introductions were elegant and his expertise kept everyone dancing all night long. I really did feel like there was a method behind all of his song choices. It was wonderful to have an experienced DJ who was really an expert at his craft. Everyone at our wedding loved him! He was not only an amazing DJ but he also has a personality that makes him easy to talk to and fun! I would highly recommend Gary and Sounds Abound!

Candice and Daniel
July 16, 2016

Tony Ho was absolutely wonderful! Intros were great and he was so friendly and personable. Our dance floor was so packed the entire night that people were dancing next to it! The music selection was awesome and Tony knew exactly what to play to please the crowd. Everyone had such a great time with him that after the last song was over everyone started chanting "one more song, one more song"! I could not have possibly been more happy with Tony. I highly recommend him!

Kelly and Matt
June 18, 2016

I hired Sounds Abound for my wedding and Rufus Cathey was my DJ. He was AMAZING! He played the type of music I requested - and more - and kept the entire wedding on track. We had a smaller, intimate event yet he knew how to manage the mood. Rufus was professional and I'd highly recommend him to anyone who needs DJ services!! Thank you Rufus and Sounds Abound for making my day special!

Mari and Paul
July 12, 2016

Absolutely loved working with Craig Mohler with Sounds Abound! We selected him as the DJ for our daughter's wedding. We weren't sure how to get started and Craig was there for us every step of the way. He was a huge help in the planning of both the wedding and reception music. He combined our requests with his knowledge of how to make a wedding reception memorable for the special couple and all the guests. Thanks to Craig, everyone had a wonderful time!!

Donna Forbes (MOB)
June 25, 2016

Excellent

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.

Jonathan and Meghan
June 11, 2016

We absolutely loved the staff that came to our wedding from Sounds Abound. Jeff was our DJ and he took time during the wedding week to touch base with us and go over everything we had planned and everything we had already input into our Sounds Abound wedding website planner. He really got our vision and how we wanted our party to be less "wedding" and more "Rat Pack Cocktail Party".

One of the biggest hit of the evening was our photo booth! I recommend to everybody who is getting a photo booth, spend the extra money for the scrapbook attendant! She did such an amazing job creating a scrapbook for our guests to sign and post their photos. She didn't just slap the pics down but she creatively placed the photos and used stickers and cut outs to jazz it up. We also received a USB drive of the photos too which is awesome.

I highly highly recommend using Sounds Abound if you ever need a DJ or photo booth!

Jennifer and John
June 11, 2016

It is really awesome that a company comes along and holds value for the client. It sounds like common sense but you would be surprised! After much searching I bumped into a place that plays my type of music which is essential to something that is supposed to celebrate a person. The offices were great at answering questions and requests and the DJ, Tony and assistant were the utmost professionals. I would recommend this company based on its workers alone.

Sedenia J
July 2, 2016

Great Job

We used Sounds Abounds DJ for my mother's birthday and they did a great job. Played all the music we requested along with keeping good music playing the entire night. Certainly a service I'd use again.

Great job, Jeff and thanks again

Mark Zycinski
June 18, 2016

After debating with our parents about having live music or a DJ, we were nervous about finding a DJ who would provide a good mix of music and really get the party going. We are so thrilled that we chose Sounds Abound! Gary did an amazing job! Many of our guests keep telling us how much they loved the music at our wedding compared to some others that they have been to. They were professional and kept all of the events (speeches, special dances, tosses, etc.) on time but also spread out enough so that it didn't feel like everything was crammed into one. From what we heard, there was a good crowd of people on the dance floor until the very last song! We highly recommend them to everyone and anyone who is looking for a DJ!

Kaylene and Josiah
June 4, 2016

Our DJ, Gary, was incredible. He kept the party going all night and got everyone up and moving. The dance floor was packed the whole night and everyone was telling us how awesome the DJ was. Gary would even get out on the dance floor and teach dances to our guests. He was really amazing and you cannot go wrong with him.

Lizzy and Jacob
June 17, 2016

The BEST DJ around!

Our wedding took place on June 18th, 2016 at my parents horse farm in Oswego. For the whole day everything seemed to be running behind schedule, and as I pulled up the driveway in my carriage, I saw Matt Ammons at the top of the hill. He gave me a nod and I knew everything was going to be okay for the rest night. When you have Matt as your DJ, everything is taken care of. Even before the wedding he listens to your ideas and offers suggestions to make things better. He plays the songs on your playlist and adjusts music through the night based on what the crowd is doing. He makes sure that the dance floor is always busy and creates a fun atmosphere for all partygoers. Not to be forgotten was his fabulous assistant, Cal. Cal worked hard all night making sure music was ready to go and everything was running smooth. People are still talking about our wedding and how much fun they had dancing to all the tunes that Matt played. If you want your wedding to be a stress free and fabulous time, Matt Ammons is your guy! Thank you for everything Matt!!

Katharine and Ryan Sheble
June 18, 2016

We had a fabulous time all thanks to our DJ Matt Ammons. He was extremely fun and professional and kept our dance floor crowded! We have continued to get compliments on how fun our reception was and how great the music was! Matt kept it fun and not theatrical. We would definitely recommend Matt Ammons to anyone!

Lauren and Chris
June 25, 2016

We thank you very much for being such a significant part of our wedding reception by providing the most wonderful music  entertainment. From the first encounter to the actual big day, you and everyone were so professional and truly helped us to have a great experience. Kyle, I especially thank you for all of the extra time and energy that you put forth with being sure to include all of the extra special songs that meant a lot to us to play, and most of all for the work you did to create the special daddy-daughter mix for the dance with me and my dad. So many of our family members and guests told us how much they enjoyed the music and how much fun they had because of that - this was more that I could ask for. We can tell that you truly love what you do which made our time with you all the more special. We thank you so much again!

Jaimie and Nick
May 21, 2016

Rufus was phenomenal for my wedding two weeks ago! He got a crowd of 250 people out on the dance floor and kept them there! He was great to work with, rapid response with email/phone, and very respectful and knowledgeable about his services/sounds abound services! Excellent to work with, so happy we had him at our wedding!!

Elizabeth and Riley
June 18, 2016

Amazing!!!

We decided to book with Sounds Abound after we had gone to a wedding and loved their DJ! We booked Tony Ho and he did not disappoint!! He was amazing! We made a play list through our online planner and he added what he thought would be good and did his thing! He was easy going and totally made our day amazing!!!! If you need an awesome DJ book Sounds Abound and Tony Ho!!

Katherine and Mike
January 2, 2016

Awesome, lively, and upbeat!

Matt Savide was the DJ for our wedding this past weekend. It is a understatement to say that he was amazing! His selection of music kept our guests on the dance floor the ENTIRE time. He really listened to what we wanted and did a great job with hosting the evening. Sounds Abound is a great company and easy to work with. I highly recommend Matt Savide for any event!

Ellie and Dan
June 18, 2016

I have always measured the success of a wedding reception upon how packed the dance floor is and if that is the case, our wedding was a phenomenal success due to many aspects but Sounds Abound was a MAJOR part of that success. Our dance floor was packed all the way from the first dance to the last. We had Kyle Overbey as our DJ/MC for the night. He was great. He played any requested songs the guests had and played the kind of music that kept the dance floor pumping all night, not just for the young crowd but we had granny up there on multiple occasions dancing away. No cheesy games or gimmicks here to get you on the dance floor. He helped us plan our evening as far as schedule goes and it went smoothly. I did not have to worry about a thing or where I had to be at what time. He he kept us informed but allowed us to have a great time visiting with guests. He did a great job playing the right music at the right time and did so without stealing the spotlight and talking too much, which I have seen and can get distracting. The only regret was not booking the hall longer so we could dance longer! It was the best party I have ever attended - but I could be a bit bias. But we have received many comments from guests saying what a great playlist we had and how much they they had. I'd like to think a good chunk of that is due to Kyle and Sounds Abound!

Jennifer and James
May 7, 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!

Laure and Patrick
June 18, 2016

Craig Mohler - Sounds Abound

After viewing the online portfolios for all of the Sounds Abound DJs, my fiancee and I decided on Craig Mohler. Craig was a pleasure to work with. He communicated very well with us prior to our big day, was very accessible in person, phone and email, and made sure no detail was overlooked. Very professional, made our wedding reception a blast. I would highly recommend Craig for any event.

Christopher and Sue Majczan
May 28, 2016

Gary - 6/11/16

We had Gary Hipperson as our DJ for our wedding and he was far more amazing than we could have ever dreamed! He read the crowd well, kept the energy going, looked up and played some unusual song requests and even taught our guests how to "Wobble". From start to finish, he kept everything moving smoothly and in good rhythm. His presence, knowledge and quick answers to questions kept us from worrying about all of the small details. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound (and Gary) to anyone who asks!

Sara and Joe
June 11, 2016

Kyle was absolutely amazing!!! He played everything we loved and was completely professional! I didn't have a father daughter dance song picked out and he made a point to let me know he was about to play a song that would be a great fit for us so we could share a dance. Above and beyond amazing! The photo booth was a great addition to our wedding! These guys are the best!

Stephanie and David
June 11, 2016

Tony, Thank you for your fantastic work at our wedding! Everyone had a blast! Thank you for helping with all the last minute song decisions too! You did a great job and we'll certainly recommend you and Sounds Abound to friends! Thanks again!

Kelly & Matt
January 23, 2016

Epic

There aren't enough words to describe how amazing our experience was with Sounds Abound. We chose Matt as our DJ because of his love for all kinds of music and that's definitely what he helped us to provide for our wedding. Even from the start of cocktail hour and dinner our guests were raving about how fantastic the music choices were and even the incredible sound of Matt's voice. Our dance floor was never empty. Matt was so easy to work with and beyond helpful by answering any and all of our questions or bizarre requests. We knew we were in great hands. Matt allowed us to enjoy our reception with no worries at all and he helped us to throw the ultimate Blackhawks party! Thank you SO much again Matt!

Jay and Cheryl Schaul
June 4, 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!

Michelle and Nate
May 29, 2016

My husband and I had Ernesto for our wedding reception in May. We absolutely loved him! We had a culturally blended wedding and Ernesto did a great job incorporating two languages and two styles of music. He was upbeat, fun, and kept our guests on the dance floor all night! I would recommend him to anyone.

Leeanna and Jonathan
May 27, 2016

We used Kyle from Sounds Abound as our wedding DJ and I cannot express enough how fabulous he did at our event. Sounds Abound and Kyle were very professional and responsive while I was in the planning process. They listened to our desires, concerns and provided suggestions and feedback. On our big day, the dance floor was never empty - everyone was dancing the night away. If people did start to stray, Kyle was right there to switch up the music to get them going again. He added nice touches to our announcements, made sure to confirm name pronunciations for our family and bridal party, and really made our wedding feel very personalized. He worked well with our other vendors, there was not a dull moment or random down time during the event, and our guests have all commented saying how fun and wonderful the DJ's were. If I had to do it all over again, I would definitely book Sounds Abound again. We had a blast and everything went very smoothly! Thank you so much Kyle! You are AMAZING!

Stacy and Zac Silas
May 27, 2016
Matt was absolutely amazing!!! He really did a fantastic job! The dance floor was least full which was a huge plus for us. DJs make or break the wedding and he MADE the wedding!!! Best music that could have been played. And for our bridal party we were stuck on the perfect song for them and to our surprise it was great! Went perfect with with our entry. Thank you again, Matt!!!
Quentin and Gina
May 20, 2016

On Saturday, we had the pleasure of having Gary for our DJ.  He did a spectacular job with the music, getting people on the floor and involving them in fun, dance, and laughter.  We can't say enough about the fabulous job he did.  Everyone had a great time and I feel that the DJ makes the event happen and Gary was great.  Thank you so much for the coordination, effort, and all that you do to make sure we are in good shape.

Louise (MOB) for Kristen and Ryan
May 28, 2016

Bat Mitzvah DJ

The kids had a blast, and it was fun for the adults too. Non-stop games and dancing. Rufus was great to work with. Very professional.

Michelle Halle Stern
May 21, 2016

Sounds Abound is AWESOME!

I was looking for a DJ for our wedding on May 20, 2016, so I put a feeler post out on Facebook and asked my friends if anyone had any DJ suggestions. As it turns out I received an abundant of suggestions and the one DJ that kept coming up a lot was Sounds Abound. As it turns out, my sister had used Sounds Abound at her wedding back in 1999 and I always had thought that DJ was fabulous! So, considering I already had a family testimonial for the quality of DJ services I was looking for, we chose to call them.

Sounds Abound was extremely easy to work with and we had a lot of special requests that required coordination with our groomsman as we had some out of the box entertainment at our wedding, but Sounds Abound most definitely rose to the occasion and were very helpful and willing to go above and beyond to make our special day even that much for unique and spectacular.

The music at our reception was fantastic and everyone I speak with that attended our wedding had such a great time dancing as everyone knows the MUSIC is what makes a great wedding!

Thank you Sounds Abound and Kyle for a most memorable wedding and making my dream wedding everything I had always dreamed it would be.

Warmest Regards,
Kelly Myers

Kelly and Nick
May 20, 2016

Quality, reliable, excellence

I (wedding planner) hired Craig with Sounds Abound for a backyard wedding that took place last Saturday. He was responsible for playing the music for both the ceremony and the reception. Craig did a fantastic job, alongside his assistant. He was very sensitive to my instructions and careful to pay attention to the little things that mattered to the bride (style of announcing, timing, etc). The music was perfectly cued during the ceremony and once the dance floor was opened up, it was clear that Craig was very experienced in gauging his audience; he knew what people wanted to hear and acted accordingly. He was also very good at timing; he stuck to my schedule perfectly. Thanks to him, we had a wonderful evening. Another note worth mentioning was the pre-event contact I had with Craig. He was diligent in being fully prepared for the event. He responded quickly to my emails and ensured that he was not a factor for me to worry about close to the event date. He also followed up with me post-event to ensure my satisfaction. I highly recommend this DJ.

Ellery E Rikhlyuk
May 21, 2016

DJ at our wedding

We had Tony Ho as our DJ and loved his work! Once dinner ended, everyone started dancing and never stopped! He understood the type of music we liked and did a great job switching songs and pleasing everyone in the crowd! Highly recommend him!

Greta and Joe
Wedding

Tony ho

Tony ho was the best dj I have ever heard play at a wedding, and I was so glad it was at mine. He played everything we wanted on our playlist and did amazing with the selection. He got involved at just the right times and took request from my guests and played them all. I really appreciate Tony and everything he did to make sure I had an amazing day. Thank you so much Tony ho for making our wedding complete! I would request Sound Abound and Tony ho to everyone and anyone

Lauren and Adam Ramos
Ramos wedding

We used Matt at Sounds Abound and he was AWESOME! He was really easy to work with, super flexible and very chill. Overall very cool guy. He checked on us throughout the evening to make sure we were doing okay and to see if we needed anything. He kept everything on track as far as the schedule and he kept the guests out on the dance floor all evening, which was a pretty big feat given that our venue also offered bowling and bocce as part our package. I absolutely recommend Sounds Abound and especially Matt! 🙂

Kerry and Greg
April 30, 2016

Kyle, Thank you so much for making our wedding absolutely perfect. It meant the entire world to us for you to take into consideration all of the crazy song requests our friends & family threw your way. Everyone is still talking about how the last song, Bohemian Rhapsody, gave them chills. It was a perfect way to send us off into our married life, and they say it was the Best Wedding they have been to. Thank you for helping with our Fairy Tale!

Lauren & Ryan
April 2, 2016

Catholic Academy

Always grateful for the reliability, performance and management of our music selection for our annual Father Daughter dance.. Rufus is terrific, we had 400 people in attendance this year!!! a great turn out !!! thank you

William V. Reid
Benet Academy

Larry was beyond incredible for our wedding. My husband and I were more than pleased with his DJ abilities, he knows what he is doing and helped us plan the evening. From song suggestions, to getting our guests up and dancing, he was on top of everything. He was able to troubleshoot when I forgot the charger for my laptop for our personally made slideshow, having his assistant run home for a MAC charger. The services he provided were beyond awesome and I would recommend Sounds Abound and Larry to anyone. I heard of Larry from my friends wedding, he made such a great impression that night, that I hired him for our wedding. He did an incredible job at both parties. HIGHLY Recommend Larry.

Rachel and Avshalom
April 10, 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.

Kathy Lipkin
April 2, 2016

Customized and Crazy

We decided to use Sounds Abound early on in the process as we liked the option of choosing our own DJ. We picked Kyle as he was the type of young, vibrant personality we were looking for with our wedding. He was great throughout the entire process and we met multiple times beforehand to brainstorm potential ideas.

Our wedding was unique in that we needed a completely customized playlist for each individual event. For cocktail hour and dinner, music wasn't just being played as background music, but rather a focal point that set the entire mood and atmosphere. Our reception playlist was one of a kind and Kyle worked with me to create a crazy fun experience that had everyone going nuts for 3+ hours straight!

Kyle did a fantastic job of listening to what our goals were and how we were looking to accomplish them. By working together closely, we brought that all to life and people are still talking about it! Will for sure be referring Sounds Abound and Kyle to all future friends getting married!

Andrew & Joanna

Andrew and Joanna Novelli
April 16, 2016

Tony Ho did an awesome job at our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone. He kept people dancing throughout the night with great music. He was easy to work with and professional. Couldn't have asked for more.

Carli and Jaime
April 9, 2016

Our DJ was Keith and we had a blast with him at our wedding. He kept the party going. He was entertaining and just all around fun. Was so helpful throughout the entire event from beginning to start. Everyone at the end of the evening was coming up to us saying how great the music was and how much fun the DJ was. Thank you for a great night five stars.

DJM
April 2, 2016

I wanted to thank your company and particularly DJ Craig. My sister Maggie's wedding was in October of last year and it went phenomenally well.
DJ Craig helped my pull off a surprise for my sister's speech and as I said on yelp, he helped me in ways I didn't realize I needed. I'm a little deaf and I never thought to ask to make sure the volume was up high so I could hear it, but he did it without my asking.
He was also very discrete. I was able to surprise everyone at the reception. He gave me a very nice compliment afterwards and I wish I had remembered to thank him right then. It was a wonderful wedding in no small part because of the music.
The happy couple are still together and we're all still talking about what a great day it was.
Thank you for being part of it. It was nice that with all the worrying going on beforehand, we didn't have to worry about the entertainment.
Craig, thanks for having my back!

Mary (Sister of the Bride) for Maggie and Alex
October 17, 2015

Sounds Abound Naperville was outstanding! Their website is very easy to use to plan the event, they called us several times to double check and clarify the schedule for the day and the music was great. For days afterwards our guests were telling us how great the DJ was and how much fun they had. Thanks to DJ Rufus and everyone at Sounds Abound!

Brian and April ORourke
March 26, 2016

We just wanted to write to tell you how very happy we were with the wonderful job Gary Hipperson did at our dance this year and last.  His positive attitude and the great job he did really made our dance fun and awesome.

Debbie B - Madison Daddy Daughter Dance
March 11, 2016

GREAT JOB!

We hired Sounds Abound for our event 2/28/2016. Gary was our DJ. He was easy to work with, had great suggestions and worked well with us on a few last minute changes. I'd definitely hire them for any event. If you'd like to contact me directly for a personal reference You're welcome to provide any potential customers with my name.

Karla and Steve Ginski
February 28, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous!

Sounds Abounds did a FANTASTIC JOB! They accommodated all our music needs. They also accommodated our last minute changes and all who attended had wonderful comments to say about Gary, the DJ.
Thanks again for being part of our great night and making it memorable.

Marti Plumeri - Chicago Marriott Naperville
Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel

Kyle took the DJ business to the next level.
He is humble yet very factual and knowledgeable - he claims he was trained by his father at a very young age.

When you decide Sounds Abound , talk to kyle from the start up to the event and after the event. He will make your dreams look very premitive once the celebration begins .

Nestor and Maricor
February 13, 2016

To impact lives and build secure futures

I've worked with Sounds Abound several times for corporate events. Their DJ's are on time and ready to go. They work with you in whatever environment you are trying to create.

Sounds Abound was absolutely amazing!!! My husband is a musician, so needless to say that music is a very important part of our lives. We wanted to make sure that we had a great dj for our wedding. From day 1 of dealing with Sounds Abound they were nothing but professional! We made the fantastic decision to have Larry Merkle as our dj....and we were NOT disappointed!! Larry knew exactly what songs to play to keep the dance floor lively!

We received so many compliments from numerous guests that attended our wedding. In fact, a close friend and my cousin have since contacted Sounds Abound to be used for their wedding! We would recommend their services for any occasion. Thank you very much to Larry and Sounds Abound for making our reception even more memorable!!

Kirstie and Barry Wilson
June 13, 2015

Outstanding and Detailed DJs!

Sounds Abound is an amazing company that helped make our wedding so much fun! Kyle was our head DJ and really took the time to look at our profile and play what we wanted, while also adding music choices he selected that were similar. Our wedding guests raved at how awesome the music choices were as well. As the bride and groom, we never left the dance floor! We also had a video montage done by Sounds Abound. It was such a highlight for our wedding party and guests!
Job well done, Kyle and crew! 🙂

Lisa and Gregg
January 16, 2016

Awesome DJ and Great Experience!

Rufus was the DJ at our wedding two weeks ago, and we couldn't be happier that we chose Sounds Abound! People were on the dance floor the whole time and had a blast, and throughout the entire process, Rufus was extremely professional while still being warm and genuine. Sounds Abound does a great job of communicating and staying in touch without being overbearing or pushy, and Rufus and his assistant were simply an awesome choice to give us a great party and a fantastic wedding celebration! We highly and unreservedly recommend Sounds Abound!

Kristin & Jim Mattera
January 9, 2016

Dear Tony

Thank you for all your hard work in making our day special! Everyone had a great time on the dance floor and thanks for fitting in all our requests?

Cynthia and Ramon
October 11, 2015

Amazing DJ/MC helped make PERFECT Wedding!

Ernesto from Sounds Abound was amazing! His professionalism, passion, energy, and love for his work truly made our wedding last night such an incredible experience that we and our family and friends will never forget. From the time we met him, his flexibility was apparent, meeting us at a Starbucks location and time of our choice, and made sure we felt ready and excited for our wedding. The reception was so much fun thanks to his powerful sense of "reading" the crowd, and adding in his own personal touch of beat and speed changes to transition between songs, while making sure that he played all of the songs that we had on our "must play list" prior to the wedding. Songs he played that were not on that list were also such great choices; he has an incredible musical intuition of choosing songs that we all loved. We can't say enough about Ernesto and can't wait to have him for a future event!

Brian and Julie Erlich
January 17, 2015

Gregg was terrific!

My husband, Scott, and I could not be more pleased with the experience we had with Sounds Abound and with Gregg, in particular. As Scott and I were boyfriend and girlfriend as teenagers and reconciled in our 50's, we had some very specific ideas about our music..kind of a "retro" theme. Gregg gave us some great suggestions at our meeting and showed up at our wedding looking very dapper. He kept the crowd dancing and participating. Our guests were so pleased with the music and some said they wanted our playlist! I highly recommend Sounds Abound...and Gregg.

Aron and Scott Sinon
November 7, 2015

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 🙂

Katie and Luis
October 3, 2015

Tony Ho was our DJ. He did an amazing job. I can't speak higher of him as a DJ or the company as a whole. Sounds Abound was prompt, accommodating, friendly and fun company to work with. All of guests commented on how excellent the DJ was. The dance floor was packed all night long.

Jennifer and Jordan
November 7, 2015

DJ Rufus was AMAZING!

The experience we had with this company was phenomenal. DJ Rufus was EXCELLENT! My husband and I loved working with him in preparing for our wedding. He made sure that every detail was covered (even things we did not realize needed to happen!) and that the music really reflected what we wanted. He is very experienced and clearly enjoys his work. The dance floor was always packed, even with a very diverse crowd! His energy and attention to detail allowed our reception to flow flawlessly. At our reception, we did not worry about a single thing! Mike and I would highly recommend Rufus to anyone who is looking for a DJ. Thank you, Rufus, for helping make our reception the best party of our lives! And many thanks to your assistant as well!

Mike & Emily

Mike and Emily Chapman
December 19, 2015

Matt with Sounds Abound makes a great party!

Matt with Sounds Abound gave us the dance floor party we wanted! He kept the all of the guests dancing all night! Not only was the music great, he coordinated so well with our venue that the whole night went by without any hiccups, which allowed me and my husband to relax and dance and enjoy the party ourselves!! Highly recommended to anyone having a wedding in Chicagoland!

Haley and James
November 14, 2015

Sounds abound won't let you down!

We had Ernesto as our DJ and he was AMAZING! Of all the things I was stressed about on my wedding day, the music was not one. Ernesto took care of it all for me! He handled my crazy family very well! My husband and I were worried about the flow of the music since we had such a variety of types of music including Latin music and American music, but Ernesto did a great job with transitioning between the two. He saw when the dancing was slowing down and knew when and what song to play to get the party going again! He made my reception stress free and my husband and I were able to dance the night away together care free. I would HIGHLY recommend him and the company he represents. We got many compliments on our Dj. We will definitely be using sounds abound and Ernesto for future events!

Gabrielle and Eduardo
December 19, 2015

Sounds Abound was a great company to work with from the start! Our package included both DJ services as well as the Fun Photo Booth. The photo booth was a huge hit and it still makes us laugh as we look at the duplicate printouts of the pictures. The attendant was very friendly and helped keep our guests heading back to the booth for more fun, crazy pictures! Our DJ was Kevin Vance and he did a fantastic job. We had several specific requests for songs and he played all of them at exactly the right moments. Our dance floor was never empty, even down to the very last minute! Kevin and the Sounds Abound staff were very friendly and easy to get along with and were there for us every step of the way. It is great to see a company with such genuine customer service. The online portal was also very user friendly and helpful in planning our big day. Not only was Kevin a great DJ, he was easy to get along with - it felt like we had known him for years! We have already recommended Sounds Abound to many and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!

Jason and Kim Malandrino
September 12, 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.

Marissa and Chase
December 5, 2015

Thank you for your fantastic DJ and Photobooth services at our wedding! Jason was a rock star and a joy to work with. We love our Photobooth Guest Book! Sounds Abound is the best!

Sean and Yvette
November 14, 2015

The best D.J service in the Chicagoland area. Very professional and organized. There are so many facets of planning a wedding and they are there with you every step of the way. Our D.j was Keith and he was simply amazing! My wife planned our wedding on her own and Keith was there for her every step of the way, from offering logistics suggestions for the ceremony and reception, to song selections. Keith was organized and set up on time. We had a few changes during the ceremony and he made sure everything ran smoothly and went off without a hitch!! Pricing was great and can't think of anything we would have changed! In the market for a D.J service, choose Sounds Abound and request Keith!!

Scott and Tiffani Wilson
November 28, 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.

Cara DeGraff
November 21, 2015

Our Wedding

We absolutely loved having Tony as our DJ. He did an awesome job keeping everyone on the dance floor. He played music for the demographic of our group. He did a great job of mixing up all of our requests, along with our guests. We even have a friend as a DJ that attended the wedding and gave Tony two thumbs up for appealing to the masses. We also loved having the photobooth and those memories that we have forever! Thanks so much Sounds Abound!

Maggie and Eddie
August 8, 2015

I just wanted to take a moment to say that Jason is an amazing DJ! The whole evening was absolutely perfect, the dance floor was packed the entire night and my guests couldn't stop talking about what a great time they had. Everyone also had a great time with the photobooth. Thank you Sounds Abound for making our night memorable.

Martha and Corey Tolan

Martha and Corey
October 24, 2015

We had such a fabulous experience with Kyle and SoundsAbound Entertainment! Throughout the night I had my friends and family repeatedly tell me how much they were enjoying the music. My dance floor was NEVER empty and I even had people coming from the other wedding that was next to my reception hall come into my wedding and dance because they said our music was better than theirs!!! It was such a fun evening and Kyle made it even more special with the variety of music he played and the way he kept everyone dancing! I appreciate it so much!!!

Stephanie and Richard
November 27, 2015

Dear Sounds Abound. Thank you so much for being a part of our big day. Ernesto made our reception a blast! Some of our best memories from the day were being out on the dance floor. Plans for speeches and introductions were up in the air due to my dad being sick, but we couldn't be more thankful for your flexibility and compassion!

Matt and Ellie
May 2, 2015

Absolutely amazing DJ service

For our wedding, we used Sounds Abound for our entertainment. We couldn't have been happier with their professionalism and their attention to detail for our special day. From the initial planning stage, Rufus and company were willing to work with us and provide anything that we requested. Our biggest requirement was to make sure that we kept the party moving and have everyone dancing throughout the night. Rufus pulled it off and kept the party going and did a great job of playing music that got everyone of all ages/backgrounds to dance! Also, we asked to have separate entrance music for our bridal party and it was amazing how they put it together. Many of our guest were very complimentary of them and complimented us on the energy level of our wedding. Thank you again Sounds Abound and we would recommend their services to anyone!

Cody & Melissa Hedquist
November 6, 2015

Dear Rufus,

We cannot thank you enough for your amazing performance at our wedding. We keep getting compliments from people on how great the music selection was. You really helped make our day special and we appreciate it so much!

Danny and Mary
October 16, 2015

I have had the pleasure of attending several functions where Gregg Eisel was the DJ. Regardless of whether it was a wedding, corporate function or charitable event, Gregg played a great mix of music that everyone could enjoy.

Mae Behm

Rufus was a great DJ and really made our wedding complete. He worked with us before the reception to figure out all of the necessary details and followed through by helping us stay on track the day of. His flexibility with music selection was perfect for our event. Rufus allowed us to give him an extensive selection of particular music we wanted to hear, and he took the time to create a playlist that kept the party going all night. He also allowed us to provide a separate list of songs for our cocktail hour that set the perfect tone. The up lighting changed colors throughout the night and made the space even more beautiful and complete. We can't thank Rufus and Sounds Abound enough for their part of our perfect wedding!

Michael and Colleen Simmons
August 29, 2015

Lindsay said... 
We knew music was going to be one of the most important parts of our reception and knew we had to find the best out there, especially after being at some weddings that didn't have good dancing music. I was researching DJs when I found Sounds Abound and looked at their website. They had an Open House to go to and meet the DJs in person. We really liked this because you got to meet with multiple DJs and find out their style and see how your personalities matched. One of the people we met there was Kyle, and we knew right away we wanted him to be our DJ. Kyle was our DJ for our reception on 11/21/15 and he was seriously awesome! Kyle kept the dance floor literally packed all night. We keep hearing from all our guests about how great the music was and how much fun they had dancing. The online planning tool they use is great, you get to request all the music through that. Kyle asked us about what songs we did/did not want to hear and made an awesome playlist. I seriously am beyond happy with our decision and Kyle truly made our wedding reception the most fun night for everyone! Definitely worth the money and would recommend them for anyone that wants a fun DJ!

Lindsay and Kevin
November 21, 2015

Rufus- BEST DJ EVER

It was wonderful working with the Sounds Abound company. From the consultation to the website account, this was the best experience and customer service we have had with any company.
We are truly happy we used Sounds Abound for our wedding.
Rufus had a great presence and tremendous awareness for the energy of the party. We would recommend Rufus and Sounds Abound to all our family and friends.

Thank you so much very making our wedding the greatest night!

Amanda and Brett Hogen
October 24, 2015

Perfect for our wedding: professional, stress-free, outstanding service

We hired Sounds Abound for our wedding, so we had their DJ/MC, photobooth, and video projector services. From the moment we first met with Rufus, we knew that Sounds Abound were true professionals who make everything clear and easy, which was a big relief to us since other aspects of wedding planning were surprisingly stressful and complicated for us. The online planner was easy to use, especially since we are big music fans and had our guests RSVP song requests.
Based on Rufus' suggestion, we chose Gary as our DJ/MC. He was the best DJ I've ever seen at a wedding. He kept the schedule of the reception well organized, got on well with our guests, and had our guests of all ages on the dancefloor until the very end of our reception. In fact, at the end of the reception, our guests were begging him to keep playing! We would recommend him 100%!
We also had Sounds Abound's fun booth (the bigger photobooth), which our guests loved too. At the end of the night, Sounds Abound even gave us a USB flash drive of all the photos, so we can see just how much fun our guests had!
Thank you, Sounds Abound!

John and Caitlyn
November 7, 2015

Gregg did an excellent job of keeping the party going by integrating and mixing all the music for my daughter's wedding. His pre-wedding meeting and personal "interview" was very valuable in getting to know our requests and preferences for music on the big day.

Thanks Gregg for your key contribution.

Joe (FOB) - Corey and Jamie
October 31, 2015

Matt Ammons-BEST DJ

Our experience with Sounds Abound was absolutely perfect! The company itself has knowledgeable and professional associates that made my wedding day a dream. We selected Matt Ammons as our DJ and he made our day so special. Matt is patient, personable, punctual, and professional. He was so easy to communicate. With every little request he was more than accommodating. Hands down would recommend Sounds Abound and Matt for any occasion.

Thank you again!

Heather & Michael

Heather and Mike Getty
October 31, 2015

Extremely detail oriented, great variety of music, commanding emcee & played what we wanted to hear

We couldn't have imagined a more perfect wedding day - and Gregg and the Sounds Abound team made it all possible. We experienced a Sounds Abound wedding for the first time back in December 2013; Gregg and the team actually DJed my brother and sister in law's wedding! We loved the style and the command Gregg had with the crowd, so making our decision was easy.

Fast forward to our wedding - from the initial booking process to the final, magical day, Gregg and the Sounds Abound team were an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only did Gregg spend a ton of time with me on the phone going over my questions (late into the evenings after work, on his personal cell, no less!) but he really took the time to listen to what was important to us and work with us to create the vision we had in mind. The team went above and beyond in every aspect.

We also used Sounds Abound for acoustics for the wedding ceremony (we had a micced officiant and an instrumental duet at our outdoor ceremony) and they took care of everything; working with our musicians and the venue to make sure we were covered.

One of my most favorite parts of the ceremony (out of 50,000 or more!) was our introduction - Riley and I are huge fans of EDM music. We thought it would be awesome to walk into Red Lights by Tiesto. Gregg worked with us to make the timing happen perfectly. A small detail, but it added to the rest of the magic of the day.

Thank you to you and your team!

Megan and Riley
September 12, 2015

Michael said... 
EXCITING! We had the one and only KYLE for our Wedding at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. It was a Sunday Evening Wedding (Day Before Columbus Day) and Kyle kept the party and dancing going well into the night. The online portal was super easy to use and made our day run exactly as we had planned! Thanks for your energy, Kyle. And THANK YOU for being a part of our Wedding!

Michael and Nadia
October 11, 2015

The Best DJ We'd Seen

Our experience with Sounds Abound was fantastic! Keith and his backup were the epitome of professionalism, and kept our reception on-schedule. Even before the event, the tools provided to help us set up our event were incredibly helpful.
At the reception, Keith & co. took care of our guests, went out of the way to ensure the music we requested was played, and even suggested music we hadn’t thought of that fit us perfectly. Not only that, but they read the dance floor perfectly, and kept the energy going to the bittersweet end. We’d definitely recommend Sounds Abound (and Keith!) to anyone who needs a solid DJ.

Matthew and Julia Groemr
October 16, 2015

We used Craig for a surprise party and he did a great job! I will hire him again for my next event! Loved everything about the company from the first call , to planning, and event day! Great job and thanks for making our night so special!!

Kelly Vondrasek
November 7, 2015

Our DJ Kyle from Sounds Abound, did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was intuitive to all of our guests music preferences and he was capable in implementing last minute changes in a way that the guests did not know if something wasn't planned. He helped us plan and made sure that the lighting wasn't too flashy since one of my family members has seizures. Kyle went over pronunciations of everyone's names multiple times to ensure that he did not say them incorrectly. Overall, we are extremely satisfied with the service Kyle and Sounds Abound provided us. We highly recommend this company.

Kate and Chris
October 2, 2015

These people are the best!! Great communication- they always answered my emails in a very timely manner...and actually answered them with REAL answers and didn't make me feel like a bridezilla for sending them rapid fire questions. Awesome DJ Gary. They were so easy to work with and made my wedding extra special. I would easily recommend them to family and friends.

Karin and Charlie
October 31, 2015

Matt Ammons

We had a great experience with Sounds Abound Entertainment! Matt was the DJ/MC for our wedding reception in October 2015. Matt proactively communicated with us leading up to the day of our wedding via email, text and an in person meeting. The night of our reception, Matt had great command of the event as MC and had our wedding guests having fun and dancing as DJ. Matt kept the reception on schedule including toasts, a video montage, special dances and coordinating guitarists that played during cocktail hour and dinner. Overall, Matt was an excellent DJ/MC and we would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound for any event. Thank you again Matt, for helping our wedding reception be a great time for us and our guests.

Ryan and Erika Frank
October 24, 2015

Sounds Abound did an amazing job at our wedding! Our DJ, Keith kept the dance floor full the entire night. We really appreciated the time Keith took prior to the wedding to review everything with us. The night was perfect!

Lauren and Bill
October 24, 2015

Sounds Abound were amazing to work with! From the initial contact to the DJ Open House, everyone was very informative and welcoming. We selected our DJ, Jeff Wells, who we personally selected from the DJ Bio section on their website. Based on Jeff's music history, he was a perfect choice. We met with Jeff about a week before the wedding and he was so helpful and literally ran our entire evening! From the introductions to the speeches to dancing all night, everything was perfect. The online planner to personally selected your wedding playlist was so easy to use and SO great to customize your special night. It was very convenient you could listen to any song on the planner to preview! Finally, we selected the package with the additional up lighting that was worth it since we had an outdoor tented wedding on a farm. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Jeff Wells to any bride to be!

Katie and Michael
October 24, 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.

Diana McNelis
Septemer 26, 2015
Hi Mr. Overbey,
I  want to let you know we could not have been any happier with Kevin being our DJ. He did a fantastic job!! I just want to thank you and your son Kyle as well as Kevin for making our night better than we could have ever expected.
Thank you all again for your hard work and communication!
Megan and Nick
October 10, 2015

Lindsay & Michael said...
Keith did a fantastic job as DJ. He really kept the party going and was a great emcee! Our photobooth was a big hit and we are extremely pleased with the services from Sounds Abound!

Lindsay and Michael
October 17, 2015

My husband and I have been married for a couple of months now and we still have memories of dancing with each other and our guests at our reception. We had such a fantastic time and our guests raved about what a wonderful time they had dancing the night away! From the beginning of our experience with Sounds Abound we felt very comfortable. There were a lot of DJs to choose from and the packages had nice options at a fair price. We were so happy with Matt as our DJ! He met with us before hand to go over exactly what we wanted our reception to look like so that we wouldn't have to worry about it that day. He was very laid back and open to any ideas we had, but also was great at making suggestions when we were at a loss for ideas. When it came down to it, we trusted his opinion for most options, and we are so happy we did. Both he and his assistant that day were very professional, on time, and did everything they said they would take care of. Not to mention they were just fun and nice guys!! I don't have anything negative to say about Sounds Abound, I would definitely recommend that you use them for any event.

Sarah and Rob
July 17, 2015

Amazing DJ

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!

Melissa and Joseph Pozzi
October 17, 2015

Great Experience!

It was wonderful working with Sounds Abound and Gregg for our wedding. We thought we would have difficulty because our tastes in music are a little different from the norm, but he managed to find a common ground between what we like and what our guests would enjoy. By asking us very in depth questions about our individual music tastes, he was able to tailor a playlist that made the night perfect. His role as an MC could not have gone any better either, he was welcoming, friendly, humorous, and did all he could to make the night go smoothly. He was attentive to us and the wedding party, and he was very response to calls, texts, and emails we sent to him throughout the planning of the
big day. He was very understanding too, he offered suggestions that helped us out but at the end of the day he respected our decisions if we wanted to do things a bit different than normal. It was a great night, and we are very glad we went with Sounds Abound!

Max and Lindsay
October 24, 2015

Great DJ!

I had Kevin Vance as my DJ and he helped the reception go so smoothly! He played all the right music at the right times and even communicated with the best man to get some music inserted into his speech! We all had a blast and he helped coordinate some family pictures getting done as quick as possible so the dancing and fun parts could start! We were very happy with the night and would recommend Sounds Abound to any one. The planning process and friendliness of the staff makes it so easy to work with them.

Mary and Rick
October 24, 2015

Perfect!

We had such a great experience with Sounds Abound.
We got the package where we got to pick our DJ. We pick Kyle. He was great. He had everyone on the dance floor all night. Very upbeat and professional. He made everything very easy for us and kept us on schedule! THANKS KYLE! YOU'RE AMAZING!

Kim and Wade
October 18, 2015

Bobbi said...
Matt Ammons was the MC/DJ for our wedding and we seriously cannot say good enough things about him. He was amazing and our guests LOVED the music and seriously danced all night long with us. Our dance floor was seriously PACKED the whole night. I have also gotten a lot of requests from my engaged guests about who we went through for our DJ service and who our DJ's name was because they enjoyed him so much. We felt that SoundsAbound had a very easy site to navigate through and it was so easy to pick our "play lists" out for the night. They also we were very reasonably priced even with the biggest package that we received. We cannot say enough good things about SoundsAbound and Matt Ammons, they both contributed to our unforgettable wedding night.

Bobbi & Brian
October 3, 2015

Fantastic Experience

Kevin Vance was our DJ for our wedding day. Kevin's professionalism and upbeat personality made the night a great experience. Kevin also checked in with us throughout the reception which was greatly appreciated. Kevin kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We are still receiving rave reviews about Kevin from our guests.

Jon & Kelly
September 26, 2015

Ask for Brian

Our DJ Brian Keck came through for us in a lot of ways; everything went smoothly through the night. We noticed that he had practiced saying the Korean names in the wedding party and he found some music clips for us that are probably not part of the usual reception. The dinner music was the right balance and for dancing we got exactly what we wanted. I know my wife was really impressed with how he adjusted when the small children took to the dance floor early. Somehow he knew what would keep them occupied and running around in circles for more than an hour. Brian also helped out when the lighting needed adjustment and with some other random requests that came up. Best thing was, we didn't have to do a thing. Matt & Kristina, married Oct 3 2015.

Matt and Kristina Williams
October 3, 2015

We had Sounds Abound provide the music for our wedding ceremony and reception in October 2015. They were great! Rufus did a wonderful job for the ceremony, everything was played at the right moment. Matt Ammons was the DJ for the reception and kept the evening on track. He knew just the right music to play to keep the guests happy. Both were incredibly professional as was all the staff that we spoke with. I would highly recommend them! We will have wonderful memories thanks to Sounds Abound!

Rebecca and Matt Smrz
October 9, 2015

I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely ridiculously fantastic job your entire crew did at our wedding! Matt and his assistant did an amazing job and I have received a large amount of compliments about them. I have to say he was so easy to work with and he played all the right songs in all the right places. After our meeting I knew we were on the same page, but I had no idea he would be able to match the moods as perfectly as he did. Several members of the country club that were present at the wedding could not believe the quality of his work and they said that they never attended an event there that was so perfect. I wanted to let you know that everyone was just blown away and I know our event coordinator was also impressed and will be recommending your company to other members for future events. People were also very impressed with the uplighting and I will have to say Kyle gave us the suggestion for purple uplighting for the room and then scrolling colors during dancing and it absolutely changed the room, which is beautiful on its own, but it transformed it into something out of a fairy tale. The photo booth was also a phenomenal hit! I am so glad we went with the keepsake book as well. It was so nice to be able to see all the hilarious pictures of our guests having a blast the attendants were also so kind and easy to work with. I am beyond impressed and I can assure you that all the guest were as well. I feel I could write a novel about how amazing everything was. I'm blown away and I know that I will be recommending all of your services to all my friends who will be planning their weddings and other events, and I believe our venue (La Grange Country Club) will be recommending you as well. I also have to say again what a pleasure it was to work with Matt, he was fantastic and rolled with all the changes I threw at him the day of. He's fantastic! I am so glad we went with your company you helped make our big day a beautiful celebration!

Kristen and Joshua
October 17, 2015

We had Kevin Vance (and His assistant Stephanie) as our DJ for our wedding on 8/1 at Boulder Ridge Country Club. My initial meeting with Kevin was great. He was very helpful and guided me through my music choices for both the ceremony and reception. It was a huge relief. I gave Kevin a lot of freedom in regards to reception music because I wanted him to play what he knew would keep people on the dance floor. It worked! He checked up with us numerous times during the night to make sure things were going well and made every announcement I randomly asked of him. We would definitely recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ! Also, we definitely recommend up lighting. It will add so much to the look of your venue!

Dana and Christopher
August 1, 2015

We had the best experience at sounds abound was wonderful! Gary accommodated our every need and wish to make our wedding the perfect night. He kept everyone dancing during the reception and also helped me to find the perfect music for our ceremony. We had many compliments on our dj choice and are so happy with everything.

Jessica and Joe Olmo
October 10, 2015

Execution Perfection

Using Sounds Abounds for our wedding and specifically Jeff Wells was one of our best decisions for our wedding. We had our reception at the Schaumburg Boomer's Stadium and Jeff and his assistant were perfect for our non-traditional reception site. They accommodated our unique requests and kept the party going until the very end. They truly helped us throw the party of our lives!

Katie and Michael Rogulich
October 3, 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!

Anna and Matt Jones
October 10, 2015

Great to work with

We were referred to Sounds Abound by our photographer. As soon as we had our first meeting we decided we liked the way they worked with their website and personalization. We chose to not choose a Dj but we still got the DJ we met with who did an amazing job! Rufus kept the dance floor moving and played everything that we wanted. If I had to go back to do it again I would choose to work with both Sounds Abound and Rufus again!

Bridget and Cory
October 10, 2015

The Perfect Choice

Brian Keck was our DJ, and he was absolutely incredible. He was very kind and patient during the planning process and was very interested in what we wanted for our wedding. At the reception, everything went so smoothly! People came up to us during the reception to comment on how good the music was. After the dancing started, the dance floor was not anything less than packed for the entire night. Even after I got back from our three-week-long honeymoon, people I talked to about the wedding brought up how amazing the music, especially the music for dancing, was. Choosing Brian from Sounds Abound was one of the best choices we made for our wedding!!

Katie and James Doyle
September 5, 2015

We had a fantastic experience with sounds Abound. Our MC Gary Hipperson did an incredible job, and everything was perfect. Our families filled the dance floor until the venue closed! He catered to our personal style, but made sure to play songs that kept everyone pumped up. The Sounds Abound website is useful for organizing your must play\ do not play songs, and the conference and phone calls with the DJ leading up to the event made sure we were all on the same page. We would definitely recommend sounds Abound and especially Gary Hipperson.

Rob and Meghan

Rob and Meghan Luse
September 26, 2015
I had the pleasure of working with one your fabulous DJ's Matt Ammons.  I was also attending the reception for this wedding.  Matt was great he kept everything on time.  A great MC  and got everyone on the dance floor.  His concern at all times was the bride and groom and what they wanted.  He acted very professionally and played music that fit for everyone regardless of their age.  Truly a shinning star with your company.  i would love to work with him time and time again
please let him know i said hi!!!!
Rev Giovanni
Rev. Giovanni

VFW is a non-profit veterans organization

Ken played/entertained at our recent Oktoberfest & also a "Homecoming Celebration" at the Lisle Hilton back in August. He brought 2 "dull parties" to "LIFE" with his music, singing & entertaining. Several people requested his business card for future activities.

George Cramer - West Chicago VFW
19th District VFW

Excellent DJ/MC service

We worked with Matt Ammons with Sounds Abound and were absolutely thrilled. From start to finish, communications were very clear. Matt was very easy to work with (quite experienced) and flexible to help us create our reception entertainment. Also serving as the MC, he kept the evening flowing smooth with no dead silent spots or periods where the dance floor was completely abandoned.

We also asked Matt to provide the music for our ceremony as well. No worries or complaints there either!

We would, without hesitation, recommend Matt and Sounds Abound for any bride or groom who is looking for the perfect MC/DJ for their special day.

Joanne and Chris
October 10, 2015

Wedding

I just got married in September 2015 and we had Matt Ammons as our DJ/MC and he was phenomenal! He was great to work with and was willing to meet our difficult schedule. He was spot on with our requests and went above and beyond what we expected! He took awesome, memorable action shots of our ceremony and reception which he also made a short video of, assisted when glitches with the location came up (outside of music or his role specifically), and handled changes the day of with ease and confidence. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and Matt did a great job reading the crowd. We are so grateful and happy that we made the perfect choice of having Matt as our DJ and we highly recommend him!

Kerri and Jason
September 6, 2015

So glad we went with Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons as our wedding DJ! Matt made sure all of our requests were taken into account and kept people on our dance floor all night. Our guests were more than complimentary of him as well. I'm also so appreciative of the photos and videos he took from behind his booth - he captured a lot of great moments and was so quick to share them with us.

Everyone says there will be at least one thing to go wrong on your day and unfortuantely for us, that was the photobooth. We had some issues with it partway through the night but I don't think it's common for Sounds Abound - just bad luck for us. Only reason I wanted to bring it up was because the person watching over the photo both didn't give up trying to fix it the whole night. Ken was also SO quick to contact us afterwards and resolved the issue for us right away. Top notch customer service all around.

I might be biased but I'm pretty sure we had the best wedding reception of all time - thanks so much to Matt and Sounds Abound!!

Molly and Kevin Lee
September 26, 2015

Amazing wedding!

Gary Hipperson was our DJ/MC at our wedding recently and did an amazing job! We had the best night we could've asked for. We had the biggest dance floor available and at times couldn't fit everyone on it. Gary brought a ton of life to the night with great music and transitions. He occasionally came to us to ask if there was anything more he could do for us and clearly loves what he does. He got out on the floor to lead dances and everyone had an amazing time.

We would highly recommend him!

Jeremy and Jamie Wittenhagen
October 3, 2015

We selected Gary as DJ/MC for our wedding day. He was absolutely fantastic!

Gary was very helpful in the planning process. He sat down with us and went through every detail from song selection to correct pronunciation of everyone's name in the Bridal Party. In addition, we had a unique request of the DJ/MC introducing everyone in conjunction with our string duo. Gary coordinated and executed it perfectly!

When it came to running the dance floor, Gary kept it filled from the first song to the last. his song selections were excellent. Personally, I was a bit shocked at the activity given my side not being the biggest dancers. We cannot thank Gary enough for a playing such a huge role in making our wedding reception a truly special night.

Daniel and Gloriya
September 18, 2015

Perfection

My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Gary Hipperson as our Wedding DJ. Gary was attentive to all our requests, even ones emailed to him at the last minute. He always responded quickly and had the perfect attitude to set us at ease.

The night of our Wedding he managed to keep the dance floor full the entire night. Usually there are a couple lulls at the other weddings we've been too, but at ours, the floor was always packed!

We've been nothing but happy with Sounds Abound and Gary. I definitely recommend him to everyone looking at Sounds Abound.

Michael and Jennifer Murray
September 19, 2015

Fantastic Wedding!!!

Brian from Sounds Abound did a phenomenal job at our wedding September 19, 2015. One week prior to the wedding we set up a time to go over our song list and other details of the night. He went over all of the details and even gave some suggestions for some of the 'sticky situations' we were expecting. Brian did a great job with the ceremony music out on the patio and was quick to set up the music for the cocktail hour and dinner immediately following. Throughout the night, he kept everyone on the dance floor and having a great time!! Never once was the dance floor even close to being empty! Thanks again, Brian!! You ROCK!!

Michael and Ashley
September 19, 2015

Becca said...
Kevin was out DJ for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and did a great job. He was very friendly and kept everyone on the dance floor all night!

Becca and Brandon
September 19, 2015
Oct 3 Wedding    posted 10/4/2015

Fabulous! I can't say enough great things about Keith! He totally got the vision we wanted for the night and play all the best music and made the night FLOW. My family and friends RAVED about Keith and how they had NEVER seen so many people stay on the dance for all the night long at any wedding. He made the music flow in such a way that no one wanted to leave the dance floor. He was attentive and professional. Wouldn't think twice about recommending him to others!

Emily and Peter
October 3, 2015

Professional, communicative, fun!

I felt that they made the entire process easy, fun, and stress free. Our DJ was Craig, and he literally captivated the romantic, fun vibe I was looking to achieve for our wedding. He was prompt, professional, and overall just really experienced in creating the perfect tracks to get everyone out on the floor. I felt anxious about the night going well because of our location of the dance floor- he exceeded my expectations and did more than a Dj has to, to ease my mind and reassure me. Everyone loved him, it was like I had one of my friends behind the Dj booth! (Sorry for all of the drunken frat boys hanging around you a significant portion of the night though, Craig) But I'd like to Thank you for entertaining our requests, even playing "turn down for what" earlier than we planned!(= I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ...Thankyou again!

Karee and Billy Romanow
September 26, 2015

Had awesome wedding music with Sounds Abound!

My Husband and I decided to use Sounds Abound for our wedding ceremony as well a reception. What a wonderful company! We had Rufus as our DJ. He was fantastic and was on the same level as we are with our music selection! His assistant Brandon was great too. All of our guests were dancing the night away on the dance floor! Thank you to Rufus and Sounds Abound for making our wedding so memorable!!!

Kim and Jeff
September 25, 2015

Our Wedding

Gregg was our DJ for our wedding and did an amazing job!! He played all our favorite songs as well as many other fun ones too! Everyone who attended our wedding had a blast dancing the night away! We recommend Gregg and Sounds Abound for anytime you may need a DJ!

Tim and Michelle Doran
October 3, 2015

Outstanding!

I recently just used Jason for my wedding DJ on 9/26/15! He was great! He was very accommodating and made sure to really let the music play as we requested!! He played our playlist exactly how we wanted and then some! He made sure to take the time and get to know my fiancé and I and figure out what we really wanted for our wedding music. He kept people on the dance floor all night!! People had such a great time and we have Jason to thank to keep the party going! I would highly recommend him to any future brides I know! Overall Sounds Abound was very accommodating to our needs and made sure to keep us happy!

Alyssa and Joe
September 26, 2015

Hi Gregg!

I'm so sorry for the delay in response - after an amazing wedding, we quickly jetted out of the country and just got back this past Sunday. Thank you again for such a great evening - we really did have the best day ever!!
Megan and Riley
September 12, 2015

GREAT DJ!!!!!

Craig Mohler was the DJ for our wedding, with an assistance, Vince. They did a fantastic job! They kept our dance floor packed and ensured our agenda stayed on track. Sounds Abound was easy to work with from the beginning to the end! Their online client tool is extremely useful and helped coordinate the event easily with the DJ. They have packages for various needs and prices. I would recommend Sounds Abound and Craig Mohler!

Dan & Christina
September 19, 2015

Matt was a great DJ. We could not have made a better choice. We met with him a couple weeks in advance at a local restaurant to go over some details and emailed him a suggested list of songs the week of our wedding. He was very flexible. He was a great MC and was able to handle our "lively" bridal party. Our dance floor was full the whole night. He was able to get a feel for what we wanted to hear based on our suggested list and also our guests responses. Pick Matt!

Kelly and Chris Bratsos
September 18, 2015

Kyle was our DJ for our wedding on 9/12/15 and he did an EXCELLENT job! People were on the dance floor literally all night long. He read the crowd perfectly and would switch up the songs seamlessly if people weren't into them. He played all of the songs we wanted and knowing that my husband and I met at the University of Illinois, he even played our school's fight song without us requesting it! For our last song we had requested Piano Man, and Kyle made sure that everyone knew 2 songs out that the reception would be ending soon. For Piano Man, he had our guests form a circle on the dance floor surrounding us and then had them bring it in for the end. It was my absolute favorite part of the night. Kyle kept all of our other vendors (photographer, videographer) informed of different events throughout the night so that they could be sure to capture all of those moments for us. After the wedding, we had multiple guests approach us to say how the DJ was great and that it was the best wedding DJ that they'd heard in awhile. I cannot say enough good things about Kyle and Sounds Abound and I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much Kyle and Sounds Abound for making our night so perfect!

Erin and Tony
September 12, 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!

Kara and Steven
September 5, 2015

Accommodating, Professional, Friendly!

Craig was the absolute best DJ! He contacted me multiple times before the wedding to make sure everything was perfect. I also had a few requests regarding genre's that I didn't want to be played and he followed them to a tee! He was very friendly and professional and we could not have asked for a better DJ! Thanks!

Mary and Clayton Feldott
August 8, 2015

Professionals from start to finish!

The wedding process can be tedious and nerve racking for all that partake. However, the professionals at Sounds Abound made the process worry free and easy. We had the pleasure of working with Matt Ammons a DJ that was recommended to us by several of our friends that all had pleasurable experiences with him and Sounds Abound.

I strongly recommend utilizing Matt and Sounds Abound for all of your DJ related needs. We allowed Matt to take charge of music selection and provide direction for the entire reception. Without any regrets we had the time of our lives large in part to his ability to keep the dance floor busy the entire night.

Thank You Matt!

Sincerely,

Michael O'Sullivan

Michael and Christina O'Sullivan
September 12, 2015

Fantastic DJ Experience! Highly Recommend Sounds Abound!

Jason Yach was our DJ for our wedding ceremony and reception on 09/05/15, and we couldn't have been happier with his services!! Prior to our big day, Jason helped us settle on our ceremony music and our first dance song, which was something that my then-fiance and I were struggling with. On the day of the wedding, he and his assistant were all set up and ready to go before we even arrived at the venue. They were highly professional yet personable. They followed all of our music requests for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Jason was even able to strike a perfect balance between country music love songs (my preference) and Sinatra-type songs (my husband's preference) during dinner... and that's not an easy balance to strike! The music he played after dinner was also perfect. His music selections caused the dance floor to be packed with our guests, both young and old, all night long!!! We would highly recommend Jason (and the Sounds Abound company in general) for your wedding!!!!

Lindsey and Scott
September 5, 2015

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!

Gregg is an excellent DJ--fantastic! This was actually the second time he has DJed for my family (and several of my cousins have also used different DJs from Sounds Abound). Gregg did such a great job at my sister's wedding in 2012, that there was no reason to even shop around by the time we started planning our wedding. We called Sounds Abounds and asked for Gregg, and booked him right away.

He worked with us and played all the songs we requested. He even had suggestions for the order of a couple songs because he said in his experience it would get more poeple on the dance floor--and it definitely seemed to work, because the dance floor was full. Once the dancing started, the only time the dance floor was empty was when everyone went outside to watch Fourth of July fireworks, but Gregg still kept the music going outside via a wireless speaker and played some festive Fourth of July music :).

The music may have been the best part of the reception (except for the company of course :)), but everyone was dancing and everyone stayed to the end of the party (we had around 120 guests-I think only 3 of them left an hour early)! It's been over 2 months since our wedding and guests are still telling us what a "rockin'" party it was--literally that it was one of the best weddings, if not the best, that they'd ever been to, and many of them specifically sited the music "one good song after another...5 good songs in a row..couldn't take a break!" I credit a lot of that to Gregg for setting the atmosphere and keeping it going with the music (I'd give second credit to the shape and set up of the Hotel Baker's Rainbow Room, where the dance floor is huge and in the center of everything--but if the music isn't good, people aren't going to want to be out there anyways). There is definitely proof of all this through our wedding pictures too. You can see how much fun everyone was having--lot's of great action shots, smiles, laughing and tons of people on the dance floor!

Thank you so much Gregg for making our day perfect 🙂

Sarah & Luis

Sarah and Luis
July 4, 2015
Darlene and I highly recommend Sounds Abound as a class act with numerous experienced wedding dj's with an eye to detail and special touches.
The interaction with Craig  Mohler was exceptional. Initial telephone planning, music selections, and final in person meeting were outstanding and made our wedding a tremendous success.  All aspects of the MC and music were  exceptional and all of our guest had a wonderful time.
Of particular appreciation was the ability of Craig to engage and lead the Line Dance dance songs. This by far allowed the entire group to gander the courage the hit the floor.
Jackie and Darlene
August 15, 2015

Kyle was our DJ and was so much fun to work with. Our dance floor was never empty! We had a blast dancing to all our favorite songs and he made the transitions seamless.

Michelle and Kevin
August 22, 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.

Laura and Valentino Martini
June 27, 2015

Matt Ammons - Best DJ EVER!!!!

When Kevin and I were choosing our wedding DJ, it was not a hard decision. We had been to two weddings where Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound was the DJ, and it was amazing! Well, Matt did not disappoint, as we knew he wouldn't. He is so much more than a DJ! He pays attention and handles the small details that you don't have time to think of the day of your wedding. Needless to say, his playlists were AMAZING! Our dance floor was NEVER empty! No exaggeration. There was not one single moment from the beginning of the reception that the dance floor was not packed! Matt is extremely professional and works so well with you throughout the night! I had SEVERAL people asking about the DJ by the end of the night, and I know he handed out several cards. Matt Ammons is a huge benefit to your company. Don't let him out of your sight! Thank you Matt Ammons and Sounds About for making our wedding reception beyond amazing!

Maggie and Kevin Driscoll
August 1, 2015

We just had Kyle as our DJ and MC for our wedding. Highly recommend!!!!! He was tuned into the crowd and played exactly what the people wanted to hear. His experience and expertise was key in keeping the crowd dancing all night long. Thank you so much we had an amazing night!

Owen and Siobhan
August 28, 2015

Matt Ammons was outstanding!

It is with great pleasure that we recommend Matt Ammons to DJ any event. Matt, did our wedding and did an absolute fantastic job. He appropriately controlled the room and made sure all the celebrations and speeches were made and kept within the timeframe we outlined. During dancing, Matt played a mix of songs that got almost all of our guests up and dancing on the dance floor. Matt went above and beyond by meeting with us a few weeks before the wedding to ensure we were all on the same page. He even took pictures and videos of the wedding and tagged us in them on social media after. Throughout the entire processMatt was professional, reachable and just did an overall outstanding job! We could not have been happier! Thank you again Matt!

Dan and Amber Rosenberg
August 22, 2015

Sounds Abound exceeded our expectations in every way! We hired them for DJ and emcee services at our wedding in Chicago. Even though we live in Washington DC, coordinating calls before the big event was a breeze, DJ Gregg made himself available to us at anytime. We had a few very unusual song requests, and DJ Gregg had no problem finding them and incorporating them into the playlist. The end result - EVERYONE was on the dance floor, from age 2 to 72! I also wanted to sing a song to the groom on my ukulele as a special surprise, and DJ Gregg was able to walk me through the setup to create this special moment for us. I will add too that our schedule was completely off for the night, and they were able to take charge and easily readjust the timing with our photographer and caterer. I can't recommend highly enough!

Stephanie and Anton
August 22, 2015

Rufus was so organized and friendly, he always provided such great tips and pointers and helped both my husband and I along through the process whenever we were frazzled or indecisive.

Kristen and PJ
August 8, 2015

Julie said...
We used Sounds Abound for our wedding reception DJ and Photobooth services. Our DJ was Keith Talaga, and he did an amazing job. Our family and friends had told us they had such a fun time dancing at the reception! Keith made the night flow so smoothly, and didn't over use his powers of having a Mic, if you know what I mean. He was respectful, professional, and truly aided in making our reception a blast. The online planner was extremely user friendly, and all the customer service we experienced with Sounds Abound was exceptional. Sounds Abound is a well oiled machine!

Julie and Zach
August 1, 2015

Sounds Abound Entertainment is an excellent choice for your DJ! The office was great at sending us reminders and communicating with us prior to the wedding. We loved the planning tool, which allowed us to select our music and also provided suggestions for music throughout the day. The DJ we chose was Jeff. SUPER awesome guy. Kept the party going all night long and we received so many compliments! Most importantly, Jeff served as our MC and kept the reception flowing beautifully. Thank you!

Kaitlin and Jordan
July 18, 2015

Best Wedding DJ in Chicago - TONY HO!

Sounds Abound and specifically Tony Ho were out of this world for our wedding. Starting from the beginning, they were incredibly friendly and nice to deal with. If we waited more than a few hours for a call back or email response I would be shocked. The team over there prioritizes you and your event (in our case a wedding) even though I am sure they are booked through the roof for their services.

Before the wedding: The online tool was very user-friendly. We were able to have endless back-and-forths with Tony about what we wanted and did not want. We had phone chats, Skype, and email exchanges to seal the deal. More importantly, Tony was relaxed even when we weren’t!

The wedding itself: Tony arrived a few hours before the reception even began. It was our first face-to-face meeting, but it seemed as though we had been friends for quite some time. It’s hard to really describe his personality, but he is so likeable. He was wooing over the grandmothers, the bridesmaids, and heck even me (the groom). He knew when to light up the party with some dance music, and when to take it back for some slower dances. Tony was incredibly receptive to our requests – and we had lots of them. My family is Greek, so we had cultural dances he wove into the night, too. Overall, I cannot recommend Tony enough. We had plenty of people asking for his contact information as the night was winding down. Thanks again, Tony!
Quick note: We also had a photobooth through Sounds Abound. We had a few guys working the booth and the guest book they created for us (an expense worth taking!). They were party promoters, too! They helped to create a fun atmosphere for everyone – even the stoic great uncles who didn’t speak English cracked a smile with their funny hats.

Michael & Kimberly Blight
August 15, 2015

July 4th Wedding

We were so pleased with Sounds Abound. They offered us one of the best prices that we saw. Our DJ, Matt Ammons, was absolutely fantastic. He had the dance floor full the entire night and several of my friends asked for his information for their weddings.

Lizzy and Tyler
July 4, 2015

EXCEPTIONAL COMPANY ALL AROUND

Sounds Abound has been a delight from every aspect! From our first meeting to review their packages of music and photo booths to confirming the final details of music with our DJ, we experienced exceptional service. Each member of Sounds Abound is professional and helpful. We planned our event from out of state and Sounds Abound provided helpful information to our inquiries. They want your event to be how you envision it. Our DJ, Gregg Eisel, absolutely phenomenal in his art of music and entertainment! A sincere thank you to Gregg and Sounds Abound for their genuine professionalism and outstanding service!

Jeana and Richard
August 1, 2015

Professional

We-Marie and I feel that Jeff Wells did a great job at our wedding party. He played all of our requests and did an outstanding job as an emcee while coordinating the various segments of the evening. We have recommended him to neighbors planning a reception. He made our special day a success. Bill Keenan

William and Marie Keenan
July 17, 2015

So close to perfect

Our experience with Sounds Abound was wonderful. The online portal was easy to use and helped us pick all the songs we wanted (Wagon Wheel on repeat) and cross off all the songs we did not (Black Eyed Peas). The DJ, Larry M., was familiar with the venue and set up and ready to go. I never gave it a second thought. He even helped us edit and make adjustments to a few special songs requested by family.

Larry did a wonderful job of balance and kept the dance floor JAMMED all night. Everyone had a lot of fun.

 

Daniel and Katelyn
August 1, 2015

From the first "Hello" to the last "Good Bye" Sounds Abound was there for us!!!

My wife and I got married in June of 2015 and we absolutely loved working with Sounds Abound. From the moment we walked through the door to the last good bye with our DJ Greg, we honestly felt like they were as excited to be part of our big day as we were. Gregg Eisel was our DJ and he was amazing. He went above and beyond what we were expecting from an entertainment service by accepting and responding to phone calls and text messages throughout the day. He worked with us to help us capture the day we wanted and dreamed about for the year and a half it took to plan the wedding. Then, on the day of the wedding, Greg did an amazing job juggling all the last minute changes and little hicups that came his way and did it all with a smile. Greg helped make our day special and we would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Greg and thank you Sounds Abound for an amazing experience!!!

Sincerely,
Mike and Kristin Murphy

Michael and Kristin Murphy
June 26, 2015

We had a wonderful experience working with Sounds Abound. Sounds Abound provided us a convenient and stress free way to choose the music for our ceremony and reception. Our DJ Jason Yach was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process. He made the experience for ourselves and our guests a memorable one!

Joanna and Stephen Dumesnil
July 31, 2015

Courtney said...
They are the best of the best! Keith was our DJ and he did a phenomenal job! He was very upbeat, and played all the songs we love and more! The photo booth was also a big hit, so much fun! We highly recommend Keith, he was very helpful and went above and beyond for us!

Courtney and Andrew
May 9, 2015
Gregg and his son Alex created a great time for all our guests!!! Our wedding, May 30, 2015, presented them with a few challenges; ethnic music mixed with contemporary American music as well as weather-related photography delays which notably hampered our entire evening’s reception schedule.From wedding party introductions to our first dance, mother-son, father-daughter dances, Gregg and Alex handled the blending of all the music choices very nicely. They continued to do a phenomenal job of juggling music requests and kept the music flowing throughout the evening’s photographic delays. Also, for the avid Blackhawks fans at the wedding, to ensure they were kept up to date, Chelsea Dagger was played for each goal secured as guests were apprised of the latest score.

Many guests stayed to the close of the reception, dancing to the very last song.

With so many guest compliments received over the DJ/music selection coupled with our own personal experience, we whole-heartedly offer our compliments to Gregg and Alex for a job well done. Thank you!

 

Karen and Phil
May 30, 2015

Awesome Wedding with Sounds Abound

We had Rufus as our DJ at our wedding, and he was AMAZING. Everyone had a blast and he did a great job of capturing the audience and keeping them on the dance floor. As the bride, I didn't even want to leave the dance floor as well. After the wedding, numerous people contacted us to tell us how awesome Rufus was and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Also, our photo booth was a HIT and everyone enjoyed it. Chris was great as well, he was so helpful and very enjoyable to be around. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that we chose Sounds Abound, and we appreciate all they did to make our Wedding night extra special! We will definitely be referring Sounds Abound to everyone we know 🙂

Dominique and Michael Coomer
July 25, 2015

Gary Hipperson was our MC/DJ for our wedding and he was absolutely amazing! He took the time to meet us beforehand and practice all of the names, as well as went over exactly what we wanted to hear during our reception. His announcements were clear and precise, and everything went off without a hitch. He was eager to keep playing until the reception hall kicked us out. It was an amazing experience, we highly recommend!

Sounds Abound was the most efficient vendor that we worked with, and we greatly appreciated it! The online access to our account/music list made everything seamless.

Jennifer and Dan
June 27, 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Sounds Abound!!! A DJ is HUGE at a wedding to keep everyone entertained and the dance floor full! Kyle did an AMAZING job at this! I would highly recommend him and sounds abound to anyone planning a wedding!!!! Keeping in contact with Kyle was a breeze! Any questions I had were answered super fast! I also got up lighting through Sounds Abound and it was beautiful! They met me at my reception hall to choose the perfect color for our reception! I had multiple guests come up to me saying how great our DJ was! I've never seen a dance floor that full for the last song of the night! If you need a DJ choose Sounds Abound!!!!

Samantha and Derek
August 1, 2015

Tony Ho was awesome! He really listened to our wants and needs during our one on one sit down and executed flawlessly at the reception. The dance floor was always packed. If he saw the floor starting to empty out, he would change the music quickly to a crowd favorite and people would turn around and come right back on the dance floor. Also, instead of just playing random songs for the cocktail hour, he asked what bands/songs we would like for that as well. Sounds Abound also provided up-lighting for the reception that looked wonderful. Overall, great job! I highly recommend him and Sounds Abound!

Amit and Cindy
July 18, 2015

Ernesto was awesome!

We had our wedding 2 weeks ago with Ernesto and I have nothing to say but amazing things about him. He was awesome, energetic and entertaining. He got the crowd going and the wedding was just a blast. I would recommend him to anyone I know that is looking for a DJ. He was responsive in emails and was very flexible to meet him to discuss details, he understood exactly what kind of music we liked. You can't go wrong with Ernesto, you will not be disappointed!

Giovanna and Bernie
July 18, 2015

Great!

Brian Keck was our DJ for our wedding recently, and he was amazing! He was very professional and thorough, and made a point to speak with us throughout the evening to make sure our night was going perfectly. His music selection was perfect and found something for everyone at our wedding to enjoy. Even our photographer said that she's never seen so many people on the dance floor for the entire night like they were at our wedding, which was all thanks to Brian! I would highly recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking to have a great party!!

Dorothy and Robert
July 11, 2015

I'm not one to write reviews, but going through the wedding planning process, I relied on reviews to pick vendors, so I thought I would take some time to leave my opinion. Matt was the DJ for my wedding on July 11th. Additionally, we attended a wedding the following Saturday (July 18th), and Matt was again the DJ. As a bride and groom, he was wonderful to work with. He quickly answered questions and gave his honest opinion when we asked for it. The night of the wedding, he kept the dance floor full the entire night. My family is not naturally drawn to the dance floor, but we were amazed at how easily Matt got people dancing. As guests, at the July 18th wedding, Matt again did a perfect job as Master of Ceremony and at keeping the dance floor packed the entire night. I'm a teacher, and I give Matt an A+ rating.

Kathleen and Andrew
July 11, 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!!!!

Emily and Brandon
July 25, 2015

Sounds abound was great to work with. They have a great online tool that makes choosing music very easy. Tony was our DJ and he did a phenomenal job getting people onto the dance floor. We had the biggest dance floor our venue would offer us and it was packed the whole night! We had an absolute blast during our reception and we owe a lot of that to Sounds Abound & our DJ!

Jessica and Joe
July 11, 2015

Perfect Day!

Larry and all of Sounds Abound were wonderful to work with. They were prompt with responses, easy to meet with and were very on top of everything! Sounds Abound was emailing me about my upcoming wedding instead of vice versa. Larry was absolutely wonderful to work with;professional, friendly, wonderful at his job! He met with us prior to our wedding to make sure we were all on the same page. On the day of the wedding everything was set up, ready to go. He always checked with us and the photographer first to make sure everyone was ready for cake cutting, first dance etc. We received numerous compliments about how great our DJ was. He played all the music we liked, and would adjust the music to the crowd, we had so much fun!

Lauren and Chris Heinz
July 17, 2015

7.11.15 Wedding

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!

Colleen and Kevin
July 11, 2015

They said it was the best wedding ever!

Choosing Sounds Abound for our wedding reception was the best choice we could have made. Not only were they easy to work with and reasonably priced for the incredible service, but multiple guests told me:
"This is the best wedding I've ever been to!"
"I haven't had this much fun since . . .I don't know when!"
"This DJ is AWESOME!"

Our dance floor was never empty and everyone was always singing along. We heard every song we asked to be played and never a song we didn't like. Jeff Wells was the best DJ I could have ever asked for.

I recommend Sounds Abound without hesitation to anyone and everyone.

Gretchen and John Sprinkle
July 11, 2015

Matt Ammons did a tremendous job at our wedding. He made my fiance feel at ease and did everything to her liking. I was told by a fellow co-worker to book Matt early because he's in high demand for weddings, after experiencing him first hand at our wedding, I can see why! I can't express the amount of gratitude and appreciation Christy and I had for Matt's amazing performance!!!! Go with the best, go with this company!!!! Fredric Nielsen

Fredric & Christy
July 10, 2015

Awesome professional service

The online music library allows you to have as much control over the music played as you want. You also get to choose your own DJ based on your own style and needs! The company and DJs have tons of experience and are extremely professional, so they will listen and comply with your requests. They really made our wedding a super fun time!

Cecylia and Tom
June 27, 2015

A Perfect Fit!

Look no further for a DJ service! The responsiveness, reliability, professionalism and personality of our DJ (Gregg Eisel) could not have been improved upon. He played every song we wanted and clearly tailored the other selections to the age range of our guests. Talk about "know your audience" - he certainly did. We received so many compliments on our music and it was fun to see people jump up from their chairs to run to the dance floor with a "we've got to dance to this one" look. The meeting beforehand to discuss the timeline and order of events was very helpful, also. We had a marvelous reception, received so many compliments and the entire vibe of the evening was joyous celebration! Great job, Gregg!

Bernadette and Bill
July 11, 2015

During my wedding DJ search I heard many horror stories of DJ's from friends and family members ( all DJ's not from Sounds Abound). Some said that their DJ announced them incorrectly, said names wrong, the music was bad and barely anyone danced. This was a major fear of mine for my own wedding. I wanted people to get up and dance and the music to have a great mix for all ages and eras. I wanted to make sure all my guests were comfortable and the structure of the reception was presented in an appropriate and smooth manner. The reception for my wedding was successful ONLY because my DJ Matt Ammons did a PHENOMENAL job DJing my wedding. Everything was perfect and everyone was dancing ( the floor was packed and people were dancing even off of the dance floor). Everyone had an amazing time and complimented the DJ. The dance floor always had people on it having a great time. Thank you Sounds Abound for making my special day even more amazing . Thank you Matt Ammons for making my reception unforgettable and being so easy to work and collaborate with! Highly recommend Sounds Abound!

Chelsea and Nate Hill
July 3, 2015

Flexible, affordable and SUPER FUN!

Tony Ho made our wedding 'da bomb' !! He was totally in tune with our hip hop style, and played everything we wanted! The Sounds Abound website in which we could pre-select songs and genres was pretty awesome. Our guests were singing along to the best 90s jams during dinner, and packed on the dance floor later to party. I had some very non-hip hop Iowan cousins state, "I haven't danced like that in years! Best wedding I've been to." The uplighting really added to the vibe, and the photo booth was of course a huge hit. Our only wish is that the party could have lasted longer- haha. Thanks Tony & Sounds Abound!

Antwon & Michele Simmons
July 3, 2015

Supportive Living facility for seniors 65 & older

Ken

Thank you so much for playing your music for our Independence Day celebration for our senior residents and all their family members. We received so many compliments on your entertainment! You were lively and energetic and got our group moving and grooving! We have had this party for 6 years and this year- with you as our entertainment for the first time- was the best year yet! Thank you so much and I look forward to having you back next year for the same party! GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB!!!

Kristina - Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale
July 2, 2015

Keeps the Party Going!

We are extremely pleased with the service we received and would recommend this company to anyone. We had Chris as our DJ, and he did a great job. He worked well with his assistant to create a fun play list. Our guests were on the dance floor all night long! He listened to our specific requests and had some great ideas about types of music to play at various times of the night. He communicated with us many times throughout the night to check in and to keep things moving. We had a fabulous evening of fun.

Carissa and Brian
November 1, 2015

I cannot express how overly satisfied we were with Sounds Abound (specifically, our DJ, Kyle Overbey). We exchanged many emails before the wedding and he was sure to answer all of my questions. We used Sounds Abound as our DJ for the outside wedding ceremony and also for the DJ for the reception. The sound equipment was absolutely perfect outside and everyone could hear.
The inside equipment and lights (we added uplights to our package to help make the room look nicer) were absolutely great. We also did the photo booth and the staff from Sounds Abound really got people in there, having a good time.
Our music was unbelievable and Kyle had everyone on the dance floor, the entire night. Our pictures absolutely show people out of their seats and dancing. It was such a great mix of oldies and new music.
I would never use another company, after my fabulous experience with Sounds Abound! Thank you to the staff and especially to Kyle, for an unbelievable party!

Meghan and Curt
July 3, 2015

Fantastic!!!

From our initial meeting with Kyle Overbey to the end of our reception, Sounds Abound delivered and more!! Jeff Wells was THE consummate professional (along with his assistant)and everything went FLAWLESSLY the entire six hours of our reception!!! Using the website to fill out information ahead of time is invaluable with so much to do before the wedding. We asked to make a few substitutions throughout the night and Jeff was more than gracious and accomodating. His calm, cool, friendly demeanor was a welcome addition to all of our crazy family and friends!!! I would recommend Sounds Abound and Jeff Wells to anyone who wants to enjoy their wedding without a hitch!
Sincerely,
Lorraine Arder Patrick (and Bob!)

Lorraine and Bob
July 4, 2015

Keith T. was our DJ, and we couldn't be happier! He checked in with us regularly, and kept the party going all night. Several guests came up to me afterwards to comment on how great a job he did, and I can tell ya, the words "best DJ ever" were spoken! Thanks Keith.

Jessica and Mark
May 24, 2015

June Wedding

We absolutely loved working with Sounds Abound and Jason Yach was perfect! He was easy to work with and, most importantly, kept everyone on the dance floor ALL night. Our biggest goal for our reception was for everyone to have fun and dance all night long - mission accomplished! Jason and Sounds Abound were very professional and a great value. We had some special music requests and some traditional Brazilian wedding customs which were handled expertly. Will definitely recommend them both to anyone else I know having a Naperville/suburban wedding!

Pamela and Nathan
June 6, 2015

Amazing Experience with Sounds Abound

We had an amazing experience with Sounds Abound and DJ Tony Ho. He did such a great job with the music and it he kept the whole dance floor packed all night. I really can't say enough and Tony even surprised me by playing one of my favorite songs I hadn't even requested. He pays attention to details and really knows what he's doing. The guests kept complimenting him and the music all night. I will definitely be recommending this company and DJ Tony Ho in the future. Thanks Again!

Karl and Jeneane Krischak
July 4, 2015

Keith is the man!

Wow, we could not have asked for a better DJ for our Wedding Reception! Keith was absolutely amazing and took the stress out of everything. He was very prepared and professional and kept everything moving so smoothly throughout the night. He also had our entire dance floor packed for the whole night. We still have people coming up to us weeks later saying that it was the most fun wedding reception that they have been to. We highly recommend Keith and Sounds Abound for your entertainment needs!

Annie and Brendan Noonan
June 27, 2015
I just wanted to tell you that we could not have been happier with Gary.  He did a really wonderful job at our Daddy Daughter Dance.  He was on time, polite, did an excellent job playing music that the girls loved and was really a pleasure to work with.  Thank you so much for always doing such a great job for us.  It really makes our dance so much more fun!
Debbie
Debbie - Madison Girl Scouts Daddy Daughter Dance
March 6, 2015

For our wedding we had Matt Ammons for our DJ and he was AMAZING! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was full the entire night. He made sure everything ran on time and accomidated requests for music and slight changes to the schedule. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding!

Wes and Kaitlyn Schweer

Kaitlyn and Wes
June 20, 2015

Katherine said...
We hired Sounds Abound to do our music, uplighting, and photobooth. Our venue was Bocaditos at The Brookfield Zoo. The reception space layout is kind of odd but Sounds Abound found the perfect spot for our Photo Booth and dance floor in there. They really transformed the room. The uplighting matched our color theme perfectly. I highly recommend getting lights. It will revolutionize your space. I've seen weddings at the zoo without the up-lights and it just didn't look as nice. We also had DJ lighting on the dance floor. Gotta add lights for your wedding, trust me! For photos we went with the big fun booth. Chris was our attendant. He did a great job helping guests with props, explained how the booth works once inside, and handed out lots of pictures to everyone. At the end of the night he handed me a usb thumb drive from all the pictures taken in the booth that night. He also said if we lose the drive they have back ups. Chris was friendly to everyone and did a great job with the booth. Now the music. Honestly I've never seen a better DJ feel the dance floor so well like Kyle does. If the floor was getting tired he brought it down with some chill songs. If the floor wanted to rock he kicked it up. He even came out and danced with us during some line songs. He played everything I requested. I've been to a lot of clubs and his mixes/mashups were better! He announced everything on time, got the crowd cheering, and gave a great pep talk to our wedding party when we walked out for our grand entrance. I think Sounds Abound has a lot of DJs to choose from. I'm sure they're all good but I'd recommend Kyle Overbey. Sounds Abound was our favorite wedding vendor as they were easy to work with and friendly, answered emails promptly, and did a great job! They made the night fun!

Katherine and Eric
June 6, 2015

Best DJ ever!!!

When I first went into Sounds Abound, I had one request. I needed a DJ who could blend songs really well to the point where you cannot even notice the transition. I love music and music is my life. I judge pretty harshly on people who fail to do music justice (I have also had terrible experiences with DJs before, too). Rufus, the guy I spoke to recommended Matt Ammons right away. Thankfully he was available on the day of my wedding. Now, I have no words to describe how amazing Matt is! This man is nothing less than perfect. Not just with the music, but just in general as a person. I got sent the form to fill out online and I tried to fill it out. School kept getting in the way and a bunch of other wedding things on top of way too many family and personal problems. By the time it came for me to finally meet with Matt (4 days before the wedding), I think I only had the names of people listed and some songs for the ceremony… and the information he had was no longer up to date. So not only was my paperwork that Matt needed for my wedding unfinished, I was also late to showing up with meeting him. Most people would be frustrated and very short with you, but Matt was so understanding, accommodating, relaxed, and just a happy, fun guy. We sat down and got a lot of the details updated and fixed and went over everything else that was important for my wedding to be a success. I felt bad for this guy at this point because I was so vague with my music requests. All I wanted was the top hits from the 60s-present, then after about 10pm to just play the current stuff. I had family of all ages (4-89) and wanted no one to feel left out when dancing. I think the only real request I made was telling Matt that there was no such thing as too much Backstreet Boys. And even still, that was a vague request. For the next 4 days, Matt and I stayed in contact to update any last minute changes or to answer any last minute questions. He was on point with everything since I met him. He knows his job and he does it well.
Come the day of the wedding, I was on the verge of breaking down. Not due to wedding stress or anything. Everything was perfect. There were some personal issues, and family members on my husband’s side, who did not like me, were being really rude to me and trying to make me cry. Aside from my amazing photographer who had me laughing, Matt helped by being super sweet and having a constant smile on his face, which made everyone around want to smile, especially me. The ceremony and reception went smoothly with the music. The dance floor was not empty, but I do wish more people were dancing. Granted out of the 300+ people I invited, only 50 or so showed, so the floor was going to look a little empty anyway. By about 9:30p, many people who had kids or who were over 40 left. There were maybe 15 people left for the last 2 ½ hours. Matt did a great job keeping people on the dance floor even though there was practically nobody there. He is so awesome at what he does that I even had 2 wedding crashers stop by because his DJing skills were just that bomb.
I would definitely hire Matt again for whatever party occasion I may eventually have in the future. He is such a personable guy and we hit it off really well. There is nothing I love more than knowing you came out of an event with a possible new friend. If you want someone who will treat your day with care, then you need to hire Matt for your day. He gets a 10/10 on every level. No if, ands, or buts!

Leslie and Jason
May 24, 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!

Rob and Carrie Silverman
June 14, 2015

WOW. My husband and I got married June 13th and are still talking about how much fun we had during our reception! Kyle with Sounds Abound had a HUGE role in that! It started with their perfect volume and control of our ceremony music and mics. Everyone could be heard and things were timed and faded so smoothly. Once we went up for cocktails and dinner, they helped make the evening run right on time. Then it was party time! Our dance floor stayed packed the whole night! Songs we wanted and more were played! They did an amazing job of playing to our crowd and making sure the good times keep going! Beyond the great job they did was the care and customer service my husband, family, and I received from Kyle and the staff. The whole experience felt very personal and like we had a family friend there making our party happen. I truly appreciate everything they did to make our big day so smooth, seamless, and memorable. Thank you a million!!
-Mr. & Mrs. Hettinger

Tammi and Mike Hettinger
June 13, 2015

The dance floor was packed!

Keith was our DJ for our wedding, and he was great from our initial meeting to the last song of the night. We told Keith that the most important thing at our reception was that our guests did not leave the dance floor - and he delivered. He took all of our music "likes" and created an evolution on the dance floor that got everyone out of their seats and moving throughout the night. Keith also was very considerate of Kerry and I and made the night about us.

He helped us rock our introductions with a Beastie Boy theme and "robot" dance off and he helped get our wedding party pumped up for their time on the dance floor.

Aside from being friendly and kind to our parents, friends, and family, Keith made Kerry and I feel at ease on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ - we have already had guests at our wedding ask for his info for their upcoming weddings.

Thanks for helping make our wedding day the day of our lives!

Dan and Kerry Gargano
June 20, 2015

Best possible DJ experience. The Maid Of Honor rapped her speech to the music of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, my husband and I planned a surprise dance, and the mother of the bride planned a flash mod. All events went off without a hitch due to the professional and experienced DJ Craig Mohler at Sounds Abound. Introductions were excellent and the entire night was exactly what we had hoped for, if not more. Craig was the DJ for both my sister's and cousin's wedding as well. I highly recommend his work. He even let the bride since Tiny Dancer at the end of the night. Thanks for everything Craig!!!

Christie and Jason Neighbors
June 13, 2015

Sounds Abound is awesome! Our wedding DJ was Kevin, and he did an amazing job with getting people out on the dance floor and keeping them there! He checked in with both me and my husband during the night making sure we were happy with the music as well as making sure WE had fun! We would definitely recommend them to anyone.

Lauren and Jeremy Quinones
June 6, 2015

Best Wedding DJ!!

We are so happy we chose Sounds Abound for our wedding! Rufus was our DJ and he was awesome! They have an online planner where you can pick all your music, and you have “Must Play”, “Like” and “Don’t Play” lists. It was a lot of fun adding songs to our lists. We had a meeting with Rufus about 2 weeks before the wedding to go over all the details, and he called us the week of the wedding to confirm the final details.

The music during the ceremony and dinner was perfect. As soon as dinner was over, people started dancing and the dance floor was going all night! Even our grandmas were out on the dance floor! Rufus did a great job mixing genres of music and there was never a lull. Several people commented during and after the reception on how great the music was. We highly recommend them if you’re looking for a DJ for your wedding- they are very organized and it’s great that you can be as involved as you want with picking out music!

Thank you to Rufus and Sounds Abound for making our wedding reception so much fun!

Matt and Ashley
June 12, 2015

Caroline said...
We hired Rufus as our DJ and he was absolutely amazing. He was very professional, calm, and organized. We gave him a few song suggestions but for the most part we asked him to play to the crowd. He had our wedding guests up and dancing the entire time.

Caroline and Todd
April 25, 2015

I want to express my gratitude to Matt Savide who did a great job of DJ for my June 20 party. Matt was intent on following any guidelines and requests made by my family, and he worked through our playlists sequencing the songs in a way that flowed and kept the dance floor packed with guests. Matt was focused on the guests of honor and the crowd all evening, and he helped boost the fun and success of the event.

Brett and Xiaolu
June 20, 2015

Sounds Abound Right!

We got our DJ and Photo Booth from Sounds Abound for our wedding on March 27, 2015 and we could not be more satisfied with Kyle, Rufus, and the whole Sounds Abound staff! Kyle was with us every step of the way...he helped us pick songs and made sure to have the specific songs we requested. Every detail we had gone over with him was carried out perfectly on the day of our wedding. The dance floor was packed and moving the ENTIRE night! Kyle did a wonderful job catering to each and every one of our guests (but also ran their requests by us first). He knew just the right songs to play and when to play them.

Kyle even improvised extremely well and added our sand ceremony before the cake (because our officiant forgot it). He gave a beautiful introduction.

The Photo Booth was also a huge hit all night! There was a minor glitch with the date on the prints at first, but they more than made up for it by extending their time with us. All of the photos turned out great!

Overall Kyle's charismatic and helpful attitude made the night a smashing success!!! We received so many compliments about him and have recommended him to all of our friends and relatives. We will definitely return to Sounds Abound for any and all of our future DJ/Photo Booth needs!

Mike and Amy Santore
March 27, 2015

Gregg

Thank you so much for making our wedding a total blast! You helped us include so many personal touches and the dance floor was packed!! We had a wonderful time and got so many compliments about the music and song choices. Thank you for rolling with our last minute changes and for making our night unforgettable!

Matt & Amy
June 13, 2015

We’ve used your services for many years and have always been pleased.  I particularly like Rufus and am always confident things will go off smoothly when he’s in charge.  He has a great energy and is great at engaging the audience.  We’ll look forward to our next event with you!

Janinne - Naperville Park Disctrict
February 7, 2015

Erica said...
We used Kyle as our DJ and we couldn't have been happier! He allowed us to compose our own request list as well as listened to what our guests wanted. There was never a time throughout the wedding where no one was on the dance floor! I have never seen so many guests still out there dancing at 12 am! We had a great time and we cannot speak more highly of Kyle and Sounds Abound!

Erica and Tristan
May 2, 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.

Piotr and Shaheen Bronkowski
May 23, 2015

Best Decision Ever

Here's a simple tip to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding reception—go with Sounds Abound.

Rufus presided over our wedding reception on May 24, 2015, along with his assistant Casey. Before the wedding, we filled out an easy-to-use online portal to request specific songs and callouts. A couple weeks before the big day, Rufus kindly met with us to walk through the entire day. Prior to this Rufus was available via e-mail/phone for any questions we had. He was the only vendor we could contact whenever we wanted and he was happy to help. Rufus also called again before the wedding to go over everything we had filled out in the portal. We spoke on the phone for almost an hour and I could tell he wanted to make sure the night went perfectly, he is a true professional who is passionate about his work. He was sure to make sure he had pronunciations correct for all of our attendants.

We were a little worried about having a DJ for our ceremony since we had never been to a wedding with a ceremony done by a DJ. Rufus made our ceremony PERFECT!!!!! Everything flowed flawlessly.

From our reception introduction to our last dance, Rufus led the reception with unbelievable charisma and energy. The event was organized perfectly, and Rufus handled off-schedule things like surprise toasts with such grace. His song list was so on point, the dance floor was packed full of guests the entire night. Casey was super friendly and integral to the night as well, even asking us if there were any songs we'd like to hear in the last hour. Our dance floor was packed the entire night!!!

We also rented a photo booth from Sounds Abound, which was a huge hit. When we looked at the photo strips the next day, we laughed hysterically as we saw our guests look their best with gigantic hat and glasses props. The photo booth attendant was super friendly and since we were busy all night when he saw us both (my husband and I) together near the booth he made sure to call us in- SOOO glad he did that or we wouldn't have had a photobooth pic of both of us!

I give Rufus, Casey, and the rest of the staff at Sounds Abound the highest of recommendations. Their experience, professionalism, and talent made hosting a wedding reception look easy. This should be a no-brainer for couples looking for a wedding DJ. Pick Sounds Abound.... and if he is available choose Rufus!

Katie and Andrew
May 24, 2015

Brian Keck

We had the pleasure of having Brian Keck DJ our wedding and reception this May, he was awesome! He was super friendly and walked us thru everything so we knew exactly what was happening and when. He has such a great personality and really seems to love what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone having an event, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Thanks Brian!

Sara and Adam Maury
May 22, 2015

Professional and able to connect with their clients

What a fun wedding reception... the energy was kept up (everyone on the dance floor) because of Matt Ammons from SoundsAbound..he did a great job with music selection... I heard from many it was the most fun wedding reception they had been to...ever.
My pet peave is when a DJ says something like," everyone get up on the floor and dance!" I dont like that... the music will make everyone dance... the rest is begging... Matt's music had everyone on the dance floor all night long... no one, including my daughter the bride, did not want to leave. As she said, " the night was PERFECT!" What else does a father want to hear?
Matt was easy to work with, receptive to ideas and integrated them nicely into the evening... a true professional...
Thanks again!

Donald Lloyd FOB
May 23, 2015

Fantastic-- all around

Sounds abound and its crew made our wedding that much more perfect! Great communication/feedback and even better service!!! Matt Ammons (DJ) specifically deserves extra recognition for always going the extra mile to produce nothing but spectacular outcomes! Thank you!!!!

Jamie and Joe McCuen
May 30, 2015

Matt said...
Larry from Sounds Abound did a tremendous job of DJ'ing at our wedding! He was spot-on with his announcements and did a great job of playing all of the songs we asked for as well as working with me to incorporate custom songs into the ceremony and reception. The company was very affordable and helped us stay within our budget while still providing excellent services. I would gladly recommend Larry and Sounds Abound to anybody.

Matthew and Tim
May 23, 2015

We loved Sounds Abound. Very professional. Our DJ, Jeff  and his team did everything we asked and more. We would highly recommend their services.

Brian and Lisa Baker
May 24, 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!

Jeff Hamburg
May 9, 2015

Totally Made Our Wedding

Larry and everyone from Sounds Abound totally helped make our wedding perfect! Everything ran smoothly and everyone had a lot of fun on the dance floor. We would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to family and friends in the future!

Samantha and Ryan Murphy
April 4, 2015

Elisabeth said...
Sounds Abound were great to work with! It was fun to be able to customize our must play (and don't play!) lists and the personalized phone call before the wedding to talk through the details (even things I didn't think to mention) was a huge relief for me. Grateful for their attention to detail and Brian was a total pro!

Elisabeth and Richard
May 9, 2015

Awesome Kyle

In a way I feel like this will end up being a huge promotion, but in the end I want it to. We chose Kyle from sounds abound to do our wedding and I honestly believe we had the best DJ out there.

Mind you this is coming from a guy that frequents bars and has a very distinct type of music style that he likes. When it comes to classic rock and alternative, Kyle listened to all our requests and while I'm not promoting our wedding, I feel like I've never seen a dance floor so full at any wedding I've been to, which has been at least over 40 weddings in the past 8 years. He was phenomenal, and every guest at our wedding I talked to afterwards has said that our wedding was an absolute blast. My aunts were dancing along with almost every guest we had. This is coming from a groom that idols my like to dance a ton, but that dance floor was drawing everyone in.

I couldn't be more ecstatic about Kyle and the job he did. At the end of the night when we wanted to have a private moment last dance and security was being pushovers, Kyle played our song and let us dance while the tables were being torn down. He is the consummate DJ that looks out for the couple and makes sure that their day is perfect. He did just that and I couldn't be happier. If you can book a better DJ I dare you to. I give all my thanks to Kyle and his crew and how welcoming they were to our somewhat ridiculous requests. Thank you Kyle and your crew.

Nate Wolf

Nathan and Jillian
April 25, 2015

Awesome!

We had Tony Ho for our wedding and it was just awesome. We had very specific requests, which was probably very tedious but Tony just prepared everything perfectly. He was very easy to work with, and I don't even need to talk about the music, because our dance floor was packed with crowd until midnight. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound for their exceptional customer services and Tony Ho as DJ.

Daniel and Soo
May 16, 2015

I hired Sounds Abound to DJ and MC our wedding ceremony & reception in April 2014 for our April 2015 wedding. I came across them by accident, actually - I had a consultation another company they share a space with, and met with Rufus as I arrived early. They were my first and only formal music consultation! Rufus was honest with their packages and didn't attempt to upsell me to anything we didn't need, which I appreciated. Months after I spoke with Rufus, I ran into him at a wedding expo, and he surprisingly remembered me, which won me over.

The value of their packages was also higher than the other DJs I had seen at expos, and I really loved their online functionality. All info can be provided to them at any time online, their forms make the standard reception idiot-proof so you don't forget anything, and their 'jukebox' feature provides you with billboard lists, common songs for all the typical wedding dances, and easy creation for "must-play" and "do not play" lists, as well as allows you to pick the over-all musical vibe for your wedding. Their responses were always under 24 hours by email both before and after booking, and they provided deposit reminders and updates for when to start thinking about different components of the event.

We chose Gary as our DJ & MC, and we were so happy with him! We met with him about three weeks prior to our wedding to go over the flow of the event, and he made everything very easy. Gary was very flexible and intuitive on the day of the event, also - we changed the format of our ceremony the day before the wedding, and added a component to the reception the day of, and he pulled everything off as though it was the plan all along. Very importantly, he stuck to our "must play" and "do not play" lists, and made all our guests feel welcome - we provided some Polish music for my husband's family and friends, and controlled the flow on the dancefloor masterfully, making sure no group felt neglected. I absolutely recommend Sounds Abound!

Victoria and Krzysztof
April 24, 2015

Sounds Abound was Fantastic!

We had Tony Ho as our DJ. He was great to work with and very friendly. We requested various music during our ceremony which he blended in perfectly. His timing was exact. Our guests all commented how friendly and accommodating Tony was regarding their requests for music. We had a blend of young and old at our wedding. Tony really had a feel for the entire room and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. We are very pleased and will be recommending Sounds Abound and Tony Ho without hesitation. Thank you for everything.

Cynthia and Jack Heilingoetter
April 18, 2015

Outstanding DJ Service

Brian Keck was the DJ for our daughters' First Communion party, and he did a fantastic job! We had a very specific play list, and he made sure to play everything we requested, blended with other songs that were just right for our audience. After overhearing my parents talk about how much they love Frank Sinatra, Brian proceeded to play some of his songs to my parents' great delight. Brian was not only a first-rate DJ, he was friendly, professional, and accommodating. Even before we met Brian, Sounds provided excellent customer service, making the entire process efficient and hassle-free. I would highly recommend both Sounds and Brian.

Sue Provenzano
May 2, 2015

We had a great wedding reception that was even better thanks to our DJ/MC Rufus! Our dance floor was busy all night long and he did a great job of reading the crowd and keeping everyone happy. We had a pre-event meeting with Rufus to review the sequence of introductions, toasts, and other special requests in addition to the music we loved and wanted to hear. The online planner was a big help in ensuring we got to hear (and dance to) the music we enjoyed without having to think up and make requests on the night of our reception. Our guests made lots of comments about how the dancing and our reception were the best they have attended and while we are probably biased, we have to agree! We highly recommend Rufus for anyone considering a wedding DJ/MC!

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Norris
May 2, 2015

We had one request when it came to our reception music: that our guest remain on the dance floor. Sounds Abound, and our DJ, Matt Ammons did not disappoint! Matt took our request to heart, and our guests definitely had a great time!! His attention to detail on cutting songs just right was outstanding. He also helped with setting up the timeline, and moving things along during the night for us. He definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting out of our DJ services, and we couldn't have been happier! We also did our Photo Booth through Sounds Abound. They were fantastic and kept up easily with the masses who were looking to enjoy the booth. Everything was absolutely fantastic, and we couldn't have asked for a better team! Thank you all so much for helping make our day so special!

Heather and Neil
April 25, 2015

wonderful

My wedding was back in 2011, I usually don't write reviews but I recently just watched my wedding video and wanted to write a review for My D.J Matt Ammons. He was amazing and made our night run so smoothly!!!! He did such a great job so I just wanted to say "thank you".
-Natasha Street-

Natasha Street
2011

Craig did an awesome job at our wedding. His communication with us was great, he was very easy to work with, and everything was done with complete professionalism.

Amy & Erik
April 18, 2015

Gregg did an amazing job at our wedding on April 3! The dance floor was packed all night long. He played a variety of music that pleased the whole crowd. The best part was when he played piano man and got everyone to stand in a circle around my new husband and I! Overall he did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend sounds abound!

Kayla and Drew
April 3, 2015

Tony did a wonderful job at our wedding reception. He guided the timeline of events in an apparently effortless fashion which helped make the evening run very smoothly. He has great intuition for music that is perfect for the guests, and we all had a blast dancing all night long! We'd highly recommend him for any reception.

Christina and Brian Barreda
March 28, 2015

We used Kyle O for DJ services as well and we rented their Photo Booth and uplighting for our wedding reception. We had a great experience with the company as a whole. Everyone that attended our wedding raved about how wonderful our DJ was. He definitely kept the dance floor full the entire evening. He was extremely professional and it is obvious how much he cares about his job!

We would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone!

Jaclyn Jesionowski -Makray Memorial Golf Club Catering Mgr.
November 23, 2012

Jason

Thank you for your help and service for the wedding. Music was perfect and everyone had a blast!

Tyler & Theresa

Theresa and Tyler
February 14, 2015

Amazing Company!

Sounds Abound hosted our company holiday party this past year and everyone that came stated that it was an overwhelming success! Truly it was our best holiday party- EVER! Sounds Abound provided Family Feud Game Show, Photo booth, & DJ services. This review is a couple months overdue, but we look forward to the opportunity of working with this company again. Great customer service and professionalism from start to finish. Thanks again Ken & team!

Kaitlin Daniels - Lockport Park District
December 12, 2014

Matt and I were so pleased with our DJ experience, and wanted to say thank you to Matt Ammons and his assistant for making our wedding day so wonderful. We picked Matt Ammons from the meet and greet nearly a year before our wedding. His personality seemed to match ours and we felt pretty confident we would have a great party because of him. He did not disappoint. We met with him about 10 days before the wedding and went through our vision and thoughts on music as well as giving him some lists of music we were excited about for our wedding day. We went outside the box with cocktail hour music and dinner music and he was super receptive to all of our requests and suggestions. On our wedding day everything went off without a hitch and there wasn’t even enough room on the dancefloor at some parts of the night because so many people were dancing. From the moment the dance floor opened up until the very last song the dance floor was full, which is what we wanted. He picked such a good variety of music from our ‘Must Play’ list to song requests from our guests (pre-approved). He did a great job working with our other vendors and making the night one that not just us, but our guests, will remember for a long time. An added bonus, just before the wedding Matt found us on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and after the reception was over he shared videos and pictures with us from our special day! It was great! Thank you so much for helping us throw a great party! We also rented uplighting and a photobooth which were great!

Rebekkah and Matthew
February 7, 2015

Amazing ! Professional & Friendly

Our Wedding was amazing and our DJ made it perfect.
Ernesto Maturrano took the time to listen to what we really wanted and truly captured our vibe and taste in music. He meet with us and asked important questions that we never knew to ask, or knew that we would even need.

Our ceremony was outside and suggested that we mic our Pastor so our guest seated in back would hear every word. Best suggestion ever! I've been to other ceremonies and consider you lucky to hear the "I Do's" or anything for that matter. Ernesto took the time to place everything from the front to the back to ensure everyone heard every word. Professional to even suggest it and much appreciated.

We married Sept 28, 2013 and our friends and family are still to this day commenting on how much fun they had at our wedding. We are a blended and interracial couple, (Puerto Rican & African American) it was very important that or Dj pronounced our family members names correctly along with capturing our great blend in music. He respected our no profanity request in some of the songs that we chose and edited them with out skipping a beat. Then dance floor was never empty, and the night was filled with love and great music. Best of all our guest now know how to dance salsa, bachata,weeble wobble and the Dougie lol. Best night of our lives and want to thank our now friend and Dj Ernesto Maturrano from Sounds Abound.

Amy & Jarvis
September 28, 2013

What's a wedding without music? Probably pretty dull. What's a wedding with bad music? We would guess even worse. Fortunately for us, we never had to worry about either scenario because we had a phenomenal DJ in Matt Ammons. He was recommended to us via a mutual connection, however we hired him based on his many stellar reviews--and he did not disappoint. Matt met with us in person a few weeks before our wedding and of course asked us which specific songs we would like used in our ceremony, and what styles of music we'd like played at our reception. But he went beyond that by engaging us and getting to know us as couple. He made sure he understood the sort of vibe we were going for, and on the day of he executed it perfectly. He has that knack for keeping the dance floor full and all the generations of family well-entertained. You'd be making a wise choice having Matt emcee your wedding.

Tory and Tommy Akers
January 3, 2015

Absolutely Fabulous!

Rave reviews is what I am still and yet receiving from our wedding guests regarding our DJ, Rufus, and Sounds Abound. Even after a week, I am still getting comments about: how the music was played during dinner; the great manner in which different things were introduced...cake cutting, first dance, etc.; how accommodating Rufus was with requests....And the list goes on.

Right from the 'get-go', Sounds Abound was informative but not pushy. Communicative but not annoying. And sincerely understanding; they understood we wanted to 'check-around' to explore our options. If I would have known then, what I know now, I could have saved myself time and energy by hiring them right off the bat.

When we did go to their office, we met Rufus. You can tell he enjoys what he does. He put us at ease immediately. He was so knowledgeable...not only about doing his job but about the location and layout of our venue. If I had a question or comment to which I wanted to speak with him, he was accessible via email, text and of course by phone. The one time I didn't find him at the office, he called me back first thing the next morning. I don't know how he does it.

To wrap this up, know that I am not over-exaggerating, go with your gut and don't waste time...Simply hire them. They are GREAT!

Annie and Frank
January 24, 2015

Kyle and Sounds Abound were incredible at our wedding.

The music. the uplighting. the whole package.

Kyle from Sounds Abound was incredible at our wedding. He worked with us for months before the wedding ensuring everything would be perfect.... and it was.

The music was incredible. Ive never been to a wedding were people literally stayed on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG. Usually you have a lull somewhere at other weddings I have been to, but Kyle and Sounds Abound kept people there all night. Everyone raved about our dj service and our beautiful uplighting that Sounds Abound provided.

Exceeded our expectations. we couldn't be happier with the services provided. Thank you!!!

Bill and Samantha
January 3, 2015

Excellent Company To Work With

Thank you so much - we had a wonderful time and received a ton of positive feedback from our attendees. The photobooth was a huge hit at our company holiday party and everyone enjoyed the DJ, Gregg.

Your staff did and excellent job and was prompt with everyone's needs. They truly conducted themselves in a professional, yet personal manner. We truly appreciate everyone's hard work.

We look forward to working with you on future events

A. Brown -Clark Construction Group
January 10, 2015

Sounds Abounds has really lived up to it's reputation and name. This is the second year we have utilized your services and it just gets better and better. The DJ Tony Ho made our Holiday Party a true party and it was great.

Thank you again and you are a great organization.

Sylvester - Hapag-Lloyd America
December 19, 2014

Perfection from beginning to end!

To say I may be a little biased on my testimonial may be an understatement. Since I worked for Sounds Abound for over a decade, I knew the level of professionalism and preparation that the Sounds Abound MCs go through. When I proposed to my now-wife, I immediately knew what company would be providing music and entertainment for my wedding ceremony and reception. We chose Jeff Wells as our MC, as I know him for his attention to detail and excellent MC skills (and he assisted me with my wedding reception dances several times in the past!). Jeff took the time with us to understand exactly what we were wanting for our ceremony and reception. Jeff stayed in contact with us through the process and even accommodated for my customized songs for our ceremony. He worked side-by-side with David Wilner, one of our best friends and fellow Sounds Abound MC, to provide piano music during the ceremony. Jeff had just the right amount of interaction during the reception and always made sure we were taken care of. Sounds Abound will always bring back good memories - not only from my time working with such a well-run and well-respected company, but also for giving us the perfect wedding party. Thanks again Jeff!!

Steve and Windy Drews
November 8, 2014

AMAZING -- Even with crazy requests

We just got married on 12/13/14. When we chose the date, our venue suggested we book vendors ASAP. I did a lot of research to find my dj and wanted to make sure they were local to Naperville. I met with about five companies and the first four did not leave a good impression. When we met with Kyle Overbey at Sounds Abound (about a year out from the wedding), we knew we had to lock him in. He was laid-back but knew so much about music. We seemed to understand each other well. I told him we'd likely not put many limitations on what could be played/could not be played. Fast forward to three weeks before the wedding and we met with Kyle again. He had amazing recommendations for bridal party songs, and our last song. They weren't run of the mill songs and I appreciated that he took the time to get to know us to decide what songs would work. We felt more than confident he would do a great job.

On the day of the wedding, my dad had a few surprises that he worked with Kyle on including a Frank Sinatra cover singer and a little video presentation. Kyle was ready to pump music into the cocktail hour just in case the sinatra singer bombed (thankfully all went well). Kyle had a difficult job at our wedding because he was getting requests all over the board, including a few that I put on the "do not play" list. He was kind to the guests and when my dad insisted on a song from the do not play list, Kyle came to talk to me about it and always used his best judgment. Overall, there is no way I would choose another company. Our 24x24 dance floor was PACKED from open to close. Kyle was simply the best.

We also booked Sounds Abound for the photo booth. It's a must have! They do a great job putting together the scrapbook, which is a forever keepsake. Lastly we used Sounds Abound for uplighting. I found out after the fact that the original color we selected didn't look right with our colors, but Sounds Abound worked with my wedding team to come to a quick decision and it was gorgeous.

Thanks Kyle and Sounds Abound!!!!!

Matthew and Jaclyn Sopcic
December 13, 2014

DJs Who Care

Our DJ was Tadd. He was exceptional! We had our meeting and described the sort of music we wanted, gave some examples, and Tadd lead the ceremony in a great night of dancing. He took the time to check with my bride and I several times throughout the night to see if we needed anything and keep us informed. He hit all of our must plays and added a couple on the fly that we thought of in the moment. I honestly cannot think of one thing that could have gone more perfectly. Tadd was a huge part of making our special night full of great memories and I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Thank you Tadd

Michael and Michelle Walker
August 29, 2014

Highly Recommended

Sounds Abound was highly recommended by the event coordinators at Maggiano's and I can see why. This is our second year back there for our company Christmas party, and we had even more fun this year than last, which was hard to top, but I requested Craig again, and he made it happen!! If we're lucky enough to have another party next year, I know I'll ask for Craig.

Teri - AfterMath Claim Science
December 13, 2014

Our wedding on 12-12-14 was amazing because of Kyle. I never had to worry about anything and he kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. Everything was perfect! Could not recommend Sounds Abound enough!

Kristin and Brett
December 12, 2014

Cindy (MOB) said...

Gary, our DJ with Sounds Abound, provided a fantastic night of entertainment for our daughters wedding. He did a great job of keeping our guests out on the dance floor which was always packed. He was also willing to lead our guests in line dances. I think he played three of them and only had to lead in one of them. (which our guests loved) I was so surprised to see how many people were still on the dance floor when Gary played the last song. People were still wanting to dance! Both Gary and his assistant were dressed up and very professional. He was great to work with. As for the photo booth, I don't think it was ever empty! It is a must have at a wedding. The disc they provide you, is a copy of everyone who had pictures taken! What a great keepsake and such fun to look at. I would hire them again!

Courtney & Kyle
October 18, 2014

Hi, Gregg,

We can't thank you enough for helping make our party a success! Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music. Thank you very much for assisting us through the process. We were very pleased with the entertainment. You are very nice and kind, which is evident in how you treated us and our guests.

It is evident that you enjoy what you do, which seems to be more of a passion than a job.

People so enjoyed the evening that they have asked us for our play list. While we could name many of the songs, we could not remember them all. Thank you.

We hope that our paths will cross in the future.

Mary and Dianne
September 27, 2014

Jeff,

Joe and I wanted to thank you so much for being part of our special day! You did an amazing job and we really did have the time of our lives! We'll definitely recommend you to our friends and family!

Blessings

Doreen & Joe

Doreen and Joe
December 13, 2014

Prompt, Persistent, Professional

Going through the process of planning a wedding with my wife I learned that the most important aspect of all was communication. Sounds Abounds was by far our best vendor when it came to communicating and this was evident from the beginning. During the first meeting and all other meetings after that anything discussed was always carefully written down and sent out after the meeting so everybody was in agreement. This really helped out when you called in to discuss something with a Sounds Abounds staff member. Furthermore, Sounds Abounds always made sure we were on track with our planning making sure to send out reminders. It was one less thing to think about which helped out a lot. The online music portal they provided was also very user friendly and made planning our music for the night a very positive experience.

On to our actual DJ, Kyle Overbey. Kyle was a true professional. He made my wife and I feel at ease throughout the whole planning process. I can honestly say that I had no worries going into the wedding regarding our DJ because Kyle had everything under control. He was there to offer guidance when we had questions and make recommendations when called upon. Kyle's true skills were in full force the night of our wedding. I had both young and older people coming up to me telling me how awesome the music was. The sound was perfect and Kyle created a personal play list that got the party going.

Thank you Kyle and Sounds Abounds for making our wedding night very special!

Ryan

Ryan and Amanda Baeten
November 22, 2014

First of all I would have to thank Rufus for all the hard work that he put into our big wedding day, leading up to and the day of.  I 100% would recommend him for any one of my friends or families weddings or events.  He planned with us very well leading up to the day.  He had everything all ready when we arrived at the hall and everything in order.  I had not one worry in the world when it came down to the music, announcing, up lighting, professionalism, entertaining, coordination with the hall, or coordination with other entertainer.  By far he went above and beyond his duties that night, which made it so much easier on us as the bride and the groom to enjoy our special day.  Thank you Rufus.

Tim and Jenae'
October 25, 2014

Craig Mohler did a great job. He kept the everyone dancing and having a good time. He was very professional during all events like cutting of the cake, first dance and etc. I'm very happy with quality sounds abound gave me for my wedding and I highly recommend Craig for anyone else's wedding.

Michael and Katie Smooke
November 7, 2014

Dave and I just wanted to tell you how extremely please we were with your company for our wedding reception.  Kyle and Rufus did a great job, and really were able to get to know our guests and what got them on the dance floor in a short amount of time.  We received nothing but praises about the great music, lighting, and DJs.  Thank you so much for being a part of our day and making it a memorable experience.  I have already had people ask for your company's information; perhaps we will see you again at friends'/families' weddings. Thanks again!

Katie and Dave Paski
November 15, 2014

Sounds Abound did an amazing job. Matt was our DJ and he was great! He kept the dance floor packed. We had a great time! I highly recommend Matt and Sounds Abound.

Rachel and Anthony
October 25, 2014

We could not have asked for a better DJ than Kyle. Everything at the reception went off without a hitch thanks to Kyle and his assistant. All of our guests stated they had never experience such an amazing reception and much of that had to do with Kyle. The dance floor was always full and the song choices were perfect! We let Kyle have free reign over what to play and he did not disappoint! We would recommend Sounds Abound and Kyle to anyone who needs an amazing company to work with!

Lisa and Derek
November 14, 2014

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.

Elise and David
November 1, 2014

Reception Perfection

Sounds Abound and Gregg made our Wedding Reception Perfect! They were so professional in working with our hall and making everything go smoothly throughout the night. They made sure that their announcement of all names was correct when bringing everyone in and they were involved in everything without stealing the show. They were really great at reading the crowd to know which music to play. They were great about playing our favorite songs and incorporating them into the many parts of the evening. They even worked with me to play the combo song I made for our surprise father daughter dance. Their professional attitude and knowledge of music made our evening perfect. Everyone was dancing and having a great time!

Lauren and Kevin Staneart
October 4, 2014

rachel said...
We choose Sounds Abound because they were a preferred vendor at the Hyatt Lodge and all the great reviews we read. Tony Ho was our DJ for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. He did a fabulous job. He was so friendly and made us feel comfortable immediately. He also always responded to our emails very promptly. He was there all day long and we really appreciated his enthusiasm. Our ceremony music was perfect and he transitioned the music seamlessly. He really listened to our music preferences and our wedding had a great mixture of music. He kept the dance floor full all night long. He also did a great job introducing our bridal party as well as making the announcements needed throughout the evening. We highly recommend Sounds Abound and Tony Ho!

Rachel and Luke
November 8, 2014

Kyle

Thanks for helping us pull off a fantastic wedding! Everyone raved about the music! We had so much fun and you made the entire process much easier for us!

Best,

Lisa and Sandro

 

Lisa and Sandro
August 16, 2014

Keith is an amazing DJ!

After picking out our wedding venue, my fiancé and I quickly started researching wedding DJ companies. After meeting with 2 companies and being uncertain about making a decision, we met with the owner of Sounds Abound, Ken. I read many 5 star reviews on Yelp and figured the meeting would go well. We were impressed with everything - the pricing, the professionalism, as well as the equipment we were shown in their office. Ken did not push us to sign a contract - he rather told us to take time and think it over, which was a good sign. One of the DJs, Keith, happened to be in the office that day and Ken suggested we talk to him to get some ideas for our wedding. Keith has a great personality and is very outgoing. He knew his stuff. We went home and decided to go ahead and book Keith from Sounds Abound. It was a great decision! In the months leading up to the wedding, I used the Sounds Abound client planner to input all of the music I wanted to use in our wedding ceremony and reception. It was a great tool to keep me organized. At our final meeting, Keith went over everything with us and made us feel that we would be in good hands. We had an untraditional idea for our first dance song and parent dances, which was not an issue for Keith. He put together 2 versions of the song I wanted to use and emailed them to me. I had no doubt that he would make an amazing DJ on our wedding day. And he did. We could not have asked for more. He did an awesome job at being our emcee throughout the night as well as of course, keeping the dance floor packed. We played all of the songs on our "must play" list. The whole evening went very smoothly from start to finish. If I could do this all over again, I would definitely pick this company and pick Keith as our wedding DJ. My husband and I are a very satisfied, newly-married couple.

Ellie and Mariusz
November 8, 2014

People centered, fun and outgoing

Kyle Overbey MC'ed our wedding and absolutely killed it! We met him just a few days before and he helped to calm our nerves and relayed the message that he simply was there for us. I initially had mentioned to Kyle my concern about entertaining all generations at my wedding, making sure the young crowd had a solid party but the older crowd felt comfortable enjoying themselves as well. You wouldn't believe how many guests, young and old, told us that it was hands down the best wedding they had ever attended. Kyle accommodated all sorts of requests, including generational dances, traditional dances, and even a Polka or two. Kyle and Nico were outgoing and receptive to both our requests in addition to the feel of the crowd. They even had an awesome light show set up that really added to the excitement of the night. We were so grateful to have had Sounds Abound and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a wonderful wedding experience.

Marie and Phillip Senn
October 25, 2014

Keith Talaga Review for October 4th, 2014 Wedding:

My husband Chris and I got married on October 4th, 2014 and were so thankful that Sounds Abound Entertainment was part of our day! Keith Talaga was our AMAZING DJ that made the day truly one to remember. He provided the music for both our ceremony and reception and was very collaborative and flexible in our plans. We had some last minute changes on ceremony location due to weather and he was incredibly easy going and made sure everything went on without a hitch. He made sure to verify every detail, wedding party and family member's name to make sure everything was correct and announced properly. I have a more unconventional family with step-parents, step-grandparents and wanted an additional father-daughter dance and Keith was happy to accommodate. Working through the planning and prep process with Keith for the big day went very smoothly and I was fully at ease on the wedding day. The Sounds Abound online planner was key in making sure we were able to clearly indicate exactly what we wanted played at our wedding.
Keith was incredibly tasteful and mindful of tone from the very start of our ceremony all the way through last call. He knew how to read the crowd and make sure everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was up dancing and genuinely enjoying themselves. You know it's a great wedding when the dance floor is packed! Our friends and family could not stop talking about great the DJ was. He was sure to hit all of my must-play songs but also played to the crowd and was never a barrier to any of the fun. When one of our groomsmen decided he wanted to serenade the entire wedding reception to Backstreet Boys, he allowed him to have the mic and the crowd loved it. Creating a really funny, organic and memorable moment from our night.
Overall, we could not have been happier with our choice of Keith to DJ our wedding day. He was wonderful to work and collaborate with, he was very professional but also very natural, laid back and not over-the-top. We had a blast at our wedding and know that all of our guests did too! I would absolutely recommend Keith and Sounds Abound for your next event.
Alexa and Chris Beesley
October 4, 2014

Sounds Abound was absolutely amazing!

We had such a great experience with sounds abound. We loved working with Larry. He was so nice and gave great advice. We loved being able to go online and watch videos of the DJ's. Larry was funny and worked great with all the weird requests people made. He was also great at keeping us on track.

We also went with up lighting and the photo booth. Everyone had a blast using the photo booth. The uplighting transformed to room completely. It was so beautiful, I'm so glad we went with it.

I highly recommend Sounds Abound for any party!

Korrin and Matt Moore
N/A

So easy to work with! Larry was extremely laid back and easy to work during our initial meeting. We gave him minimal ideas for what we wanted, and he was able to expand on our suggestions and keep the dance floor going all night!! Highly recommend Sounds Abound in general, they are a great company, love their online planner system (made planning a wedding out of state very easy, and made payment easy as well), and everyone I interacted with was very nice. Thanks to Larry for making our wedding so fun!!

Erin and Brian
November 1, 2014

Tony Ho and his assistant Mike were FANTASTIC! The DJ is such a key part of a wedding doing introductions and keeping things on track etc... and Tony knows EXACTLY what he’s doing!!! I can't say enough wonderful things about him. He was a KEY FACTOR into making our day totally perfect! Thank you!!!!! I would recommend Sounds Abound to everyone!!!!

Tony Ho at Sounds Abound:

1.His technique was flawless
2.He was VERY personable and friendly
3.He went out of his way BEFORE and AFTER our wedding to ensure we were helped and satisfied!
4.Played fantastic music
5.All requests were played
6.He was funny and seemed to fit right in with everyone at our wedding.
7.We can’t THANK YOU enough, Tony. You truly are a one-of-a-kind DJ!!!

-Natasha and Kevin Rudnick

Natasha and Kevin Rudnick
October 25, 2014

We chose Sounds Abound after attending a friend's wedding who used the company for their wedding. It was one of the best weddings we had ever been to and it was mostly due to the fact that the music was really good. We chose Ernesto because he is one of the DJ's that can mix/spin music. We are so happy we chose Ernesto because he did an amazing job!! We were beyond happy with the results of the music and we received so many compliments from guests about the music. He kept the dance floor full all night and delivered the exact vibe we wanted. We will definitely recommend him to people in the future!! Also, Sounds Abound did a great job with our uplighting and photo booth. Everything exceeded our expectations and turned out great!

Amanda and Liviu
September 20, 2014

Great DJ

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.

Nick and Sheri Piechocindki
September 27, 2014

Wonderful, perfect, so easy to work with

I was married just 2 days ago! My finace and I had Tony Ho as our dj and his assistant Michael as well. We also used the photobooth with Sounds Abound. Everything was perfect. Tony was wonderful throughout the entire process, even adding songs for us the day before! He and Michael had the dance floor full all night! I had many people comment to my how great they thought it was. They especially liked how Tony and Michael participated in the Wobble... let me tell you, they can wobbble!
The photobooth was also a huge hit. Everyone loved it and we got a book with all the pictures that provided a lot of laughs and is a great momento of the night.

I would highly recommend the services from Sounds Abound as we really didn't have to worry at all about music leading up to the reception and it ended up perfectly!

Alexandra and Peter
November 1, 2014

October 25th Wedding

We had a great experience with Sounds Abound Entertainment, especially with our DJ - Jason. Sounds Abound was always responsive and organized and timely with all of their responses. The night of the wedding went off without a hitch thanks to Jason! He made the whole night stress free and kept the dance floor packed the entire night. We had many comments from people saying they had never seen a dance floor packed from start to finish!

Thank you so much Jason and Sounds Abound!!!

Brittany and Dan
October 25, 2014
Sounds Abound Entertainment was GREAT to work with.  They contacted me on my timeframe and were always very responsive. They listened to what I wanted and gave me Keith who did a super job at my party.  He even came dressed up (Halloween party) and I've gotten a dozen comments from our guests at how great he was.  It made my life so much easier having great music and being able to work with a great vendor.
Keith was AWESOME!
Thanks Sounds Abound!
Jenny Stefani
October 25, 2014

Awesome!

This place was great to work with! The services they offer and the time they give was just what I was looking for.... also their pricing was great! I was able to do DJ, uplighting and photobooth all at one place... so much easier on a bride planning! We had Rufus and he was THE BEST! He really took charge on the day of the wedding and led the night off to the right start. We loved working with him and people commented about him all night how wonderful he was!! I wish we could do the night all over again!

Stephanie and Brian
October 4, 2014

Dear Rufus,

Thank you so much for everything last Friday night! The party was amazing, mainly thanks to your team. Everyone raved about how the music was awesome and the dance floor was packed the whole night. The photo booth was an absolute hit as well. Everything was done in a timely manor and very professionally. I was nervous about having an out of state wedding regarding all the coordination but we made the right choice with Sounds Abound. We were very impressed at how easy you and your team made a night that could be filled with stress into a great time with no worries. Please pass our praise along to your whole staff and management
Thanks again!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
 
Extremely satisfied and grateful,
 
-Phillip and Emily Alderson
Phillip and Emily Alderson
October 10, 2014

Matt Ammons was our DJ at our wedding on 10/18, and to be brief, he was phenomenal. He kept us on time, and also kept the party on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted. He was professional, patient, and very genuine throughout the entire process... Did I mention patient? We had seen Matt through a couple of different friends weddings and we knew he was the guy we had to have. He made our reception memorable and so much fun. I would not hesitate to recommend him again... We were honored to have him be our master of ceremony.

Abigail and Ed
October 18, 2014

Tony was exactly what we wanted at our wedding! So many guests of all different ages commented on how great he was. He accommodated our requests and adapted the music to the style we wanted. Couldn't have asked for a better night, thank you Tony!

Carrie and David Ohl
October 11, 2014

Rufus was AMAZING!

Sounds Abound is a GREAT company!! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we have Rufus to thank for the amazing job he did! Even before the wedding day, he was very responsive to suggestions we had and well organized. By the wedding day, we already felt extremely comfortable that he would do a great job. Rufus kept the dance floor going ALL night!! He even came out and helped us learn the wobble, which we will never forget!! Thank you!!!

Dana and Mark Gabrione
October 17, 2014

Newton/Thurow October 11th Wedding

We had Jason as our DJ. He did an AWESOME job keeping the party going with his creative music mix. We had multiple compliments on the wide variety of music was. As the bride, I have never seen my father dance, and he was out on the dance floor. Jason also did an awesome job keeping the night organized and communicating with myself and the groom. The dance floor was full the entire night, and we couldn't have been happier with Jason and the services he provided.

Kristen and Jordan
October 11, 2014

Rufus is the MAN!!

Thanks to Rufus we had an amazing wedding! The entire time the dance floor was full from the beginning to the end. He was very good at only listening to me or my wife and not playing what my drunken friends were trying to request. Sounds Abound make it extremely easy to set up your entire wedding and customize how YOU want it. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound for anyone and you must ask for RUFUS!!

Thanks again!
Curtis & Kelly Restko

Kelly and Curtis Restko
September 6, 2014

Feed back from everyone at the Reunion was "Great DJ"! "Music was great" "Greg really did a fantastic job". Hats off to Greg and Sounds Abound, you really know how to throw a party.

Laurie - Glenbrook South 40th Class Reunion
October 18, 2014

Fantastic!

Jason Yach was the DJ for our wedding and he did an amazing job! The music my husband and I listen to isn't really the best for dancing and keeping people on the dance floor but we put a few dance songs in our online planner and with that and our quick chat a few weeks before the wedding Jason was able to come up with an amazing playlist for the evening! People were out on the dance floor all night having a great time! When we first visited Sounds Abound in Naperville we met with Jeff and he was also great to work with. These guys aren't pushy and don't try to sell you stuff you don't need. If you need a DJ I definitely recommend you check out Sounds Abound and Jason Yach!! Thank you for making my reception a blast!!

Lauren and Jason
October 4, 2014

Perfect Wedding DJ

Matt Ammons was our DJ and he helped to set the perfect tone for our evening. He kept everything flowing and made sure that everyone had an incredible night!

Hannah and Dan Meyers
October 11, 2014

Bounding joy with Sounds Abound!

Ken, Larry, Steve, and the entire crew with Sounds Abound have provided us with such an exemplary service for our wedding, it's hard not to be grateful. From the day we walked in to their office, Ken was honest, caring, and eager to help us plan our event. Kudos for also being a Cubs fan! During the planning process, they allowed us to make changes along the way with so much ease! Their website and tools online, including their extensive music library, gave us the control to really set the tone (ha!) for our special day. Larry and Steve, I could not say enough wonderful things about them! Larry did so much to put us at ease for the night! My wife worked with Larry and the rest of Sounds Abound to put together a special, surprise Daddy-Daughter dance! They helped make recommendations for our music selection - when to play this, how we should time that, do we really want to have a different song for each intro, etc. And much to my surprise (hey, I've been to quite a few weddings), there was never an empty dance floor! They even led us through the YMCA, and had so many people smiling and laughing all night. It's so funny to find out we took our honeymoon at the same place that Larry did (he wasn't kidding how wonderful it was there)! Sounds Abound, I can't think of anything you could have done better for us and our day. Thank you, so sincerely thank you! Mark & Heather Jebens

Mark and Heather Jebens
October 11, 2014

Ernesto absolutely killed it at our wedding!

We could not stop getting compliments on how great the music was compared to other weddings our guests attended in the past.

The mood was set perfectly for every phase of the reception.

Choosing Sounds Abound as a vendor was the best choice we made.

Olivia and Michael Burke
October 11, 2014

I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with for our wedding! Everyone was wonderful to work with: accommodating, helpful, and made the process so easy. Tadd, our DJ, was the BEST! He did an amazing job and had everyone on the dance floor all night. Thank you!!

Tricia and Dominic
October 4, 2014

Amazing Wedding DJ!

Our DJ Gary was fantastic and I would highly recommend him! This was a great company to work with and they made the planning process a breeze. The online portal allowed you to fill in information and songs as you wanted to and when the wedding week got here we did not have much else to do but relax. Gary played all our favorite picks and a couple of special requests from the wedding party. He played all the right music to get people up and dancing throughout the entire night. Our dance floor was never empty!

Samantha and Matt
October 11, 2014

Best Night Ever!

We had our wedding almost a year ago and Ernesto was our DJ. At our first initial meeting with Ernesto, he listened to our ideas, gave suggestions and knew exactly what kind of music we were interested in to make our wedding reception perfect. The online planner was easy to use and made for an organized night. At the reception, the dance floor was jam packed, which is exactly what we envisioned for our day. We've been to many weddings and have never been to one where the first song, the dance floor was filled and stay liked that until the very end. Everyone still talks about how much fun they had! We had an absolute blast and didn't want it to end. Ernesto made our day perfect and memorable!

Lisa & Michael
October 25, 2013

The BEST!

My fiance and I booked Tony Ho after hearing him at our friend's wedding and agreeing that he was the best DJ we had ever heard. We jokingly said it was as if he was reading our minds and playing exactly what we wanted. We both believed that the DJ was one of the most important aspects of a wedding, on the same level as the open bar. For our wedding, Tony delivered just as expected. All of our guest commented about the music and how it was the best they've ever heard at a wedding. He was extremely professional. He even matched his tie to our wedding colors.

Bethany and Nicholas Burge
August 9, 2014

Jeff Wells ...a job well done!

We had a wedding in August of 2014 at Danada
House.We went through Sounds Abound and chose our DJ, Jeff Wells. He was very organized and did a wonderful job. At the time of setup for the outdoor wedding it was sweltering outside, but Jeff got everything setup with a smile! All went well and we appreciate all of work and organization done by Jeff and Sounds Abound!!

Kay and Terry McGovern
August 29, 2014

Sounds Abound helped make our wedding day awesome! Our DJ was Brian Keck and he was great to work with. Brian made sure to check in with my husband and I throughout the night to make sure everything was going how we liked. He was also great at reading our guests and keeping everyone up and dancing all night. After the event, Brian even texted us a couple of pictures he snapped from his point of view, which was pretty hilarious. We definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ!!!

Jennie and Jake Gibbs
September 28, 2014

Absolutely wonderful!

Kyle from Sounds Abound was the DJ at our wedding reception in September of 2014. From the time I spoke with him months before the wedding, he was wonderful and constantly helping us with planning the music. The online planning was WONDERFUL too! It's convenient and it was easy to go on and add songs as you thought of them throughout the planning process. The wedding music was nothing short of amazing. He did a great job coordinating with our photographer, videographer, and banquet hall too! The dance floor was packed from the time dancing started until the reception ended. Kyle played great songs and knew how to keep the crowd partying all night! He was wonderful to work with and made sure I had everything I wanted...if you want great music & a fun DJ, you want Sounds Abound!

Whitney & Scott O'Sullivan
September 6, 2014

Tony Ho and his assistant, Michael, were absolutely fantastic! They were extremely easy to work with and kept the party going all night long. There were never less than 40 people on the dance floor! We received so many compliments and everyone had a great time. We will definitely be recommending Tony, Michael and Sounds Abound to other engaged couples!

Ashley and Andrew
October 4, 2014

Jeff,
First off Miranda and I want to apologize since we didn't get a chance after the reception to thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. Not only did you play the music we wanted to hear but you did a great job of blending the new with the old and keeping everyone on the dance floor all night. Everyone kept saying how great the music was and I feel that there was something for everyone to dance to. You only added to amazing memories our wedding day brought and we will forever be thankful. We will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a dj, you did a fantastic job!!!

Thanks again!!
Miranda and Jeff Kilburg

Jeff and Miranda
September 19, 2014

Kevin and his team provided 4 hours of non-stop fun during our son's Bar Mitzvah! They kept kids and adults alike involved in games and dancing and enjoying themselves throughout the entire time--people not wanting to leave the fun even to grab a drink or to cool off. Thanks to all of you for helping make Zak's Bar Mitzvah party something he will never forget!

Zak's Bar Mitzvah - Leah (Mother)
September 13, 2014

Unforgettable wedding reception!

You guys were with us every step of the way whether it was helping us make decisions about our reception, or dealing with last minute changes. Gary was very professional, but also energetic and so much fun! He got out on the dance floor and taught everyone how to do the wobble, and we still laugh about watching some of our relatives wobble. The dance floor was packed all night and we couldn't have been happier with our experience!

Thanks again!

Josh & Michelle Winder

Joshua and Michelle Winder
August 31, 2014

Excellent, Reliable, and Professional - Bride

Sounds Abound did not disappoint us. From beginning to end, we did not encounter any problems with this company. The whole process was easy and their offerings are vast that we did not think twice in choosing them for our wedding. We could not think of anything negative to say about this company especially our DJ/MC Matt Ammons, who by the way, was very professional, attentive, skilled, and very reliable. Music is a huge component of a successful party and Matt totally delivered that night. The guests cannot stop thanking us for great music and a great night. We got a lot of compliments on our DJ and how the program flowed so well. All of our requests were granted and this company and Matt have exceeded our expectations. It would not have been the best night of our lives if not for them. The photo booth was such a huge hit as well, Thanks Sounds Abound for providing us with this option.

Paulianne and Chris Gonzales
September 6, 2014

Sounds Abound and Matt are AMAZING! - Groom

Right from the beginning we knew Sounds Abound was the choice to be the life of our wedding reception. From our initial consultation to the last song played, Sounds Abound, specifically Matt Ammons, were very professional.

Matt was very attentive to our needs all the way up to the wedding day. He always made sure that we knew what was going on and what was next during the program.

Lastly, the music that was played during our reception was AWESOME! Most of our guests were telling us how great the song selection was - there was not one dull moment on the dance floor! Matt was very receptive to the guests' vibe and fed off of that.

To the entire staff from Sounds Abound, you all contributed to the best night of our lives.

Paulianne and Chris Gonzales
September 6, 2014

Thank you to Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding a fantastic event! Matt and his assistant, kept the wedding flowing nicely and had our guests dancing! Even before our wedding Matt was very helpful and met with us a month before just to make sure we had everything in order. My husband and his friends did an impromptu fireworks show at our wedding and Matt played the perfect music during the show. I couldn't have asked for a better entertainment group, thank you so much Matt!!

Shannon and Chad Johnson
September 13, 2014

We couldn't have asked for a better experience with Sounds Abound! The entire process of planning and selecting our songs, up through the day of the wedding were very professional and SO FUN. Our DJ, Kevin, was so conscientious to us as the bride and groom, and made sure we knew what was happening and when. He was also so receptive to the guests and had everyone dancing all night. Kevin also had some fun "tricks" to keep the guests engaged. Our event coordinators said they were the best DJ group they have ever worked with, and I would absolutely agree! They made our night even more wonderful than we could have dreamed of.

Katie and Michael
September 6, 2014

Excellent

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!!!*****

Francina and Steven
September 20, 2014

We had Rufus as our DJ at our Wedding on September 13th at Venuti's in Addison. He was so polite and all around fun that our guests are still raving about what a great time they had! They were even "table-dancing" during dinner! We wouldn't have had such an amazing event if we wouldn't have gone with Sounds Abound and Rufus specifically! He really understood the vibe we and our guests had set for the night and every song just played that up more and more! Our goal was to have the dance floor packed all night long-and it was!! I could really go on and on! Needless to say-we loved working with the company as a whole and would do so again in a heartbeat!!

Lauren and Charles Organ
September 13, 2014

Sounds Abound were great to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of a DJ. Our DJ, Matt Ammons, was the best!! He did an amazing job of incorporating music both of our cultures and pronouncing everyone's names! We received so many wonderful comments from our guest about the music and Matt. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He had people on the dance floor all night long! Thank you so much for being part of our special day!

Angela and Sisay Selassie
July 19, 2014

Absolutely Wonderful

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!

Kristi & Kyle DeMent
September 6, 2014

Tony was an amazing DJ. We had family from all over the United States that like totally different kinds of music. The entire wedding was on the dance floor all night ( and he still found a way to get in every song we wanted to hear). He read the crowd perfectly. Everyine had an amazing time. Him and the entire staff that was with him were friendly and kind. Even my guests told me how great they were!!

Michaela and Aaron Barrett
September 13, 2014

The whole process working with Sounds Abound was great. Everything ran smoothly and everyone we worked with was professional. Matt was out DJ and he was experienced, easy to work with, and made out wedding day truly memorable. They handled the ceremony music, up lighting for the reception and the DJ responsibilities. We couldn't be happier with the service they provided.

Susan and Josh
September 5, 2015

Lisa's Surprise Birthday Party

Dear Sounds Abound,

My family threw me the most amazing surprise party for my 40th birthday. The DJ Ernesto was AWESOME!! He was a great emcee during the party. He knew exactly what to play. He even looked great! He did a fantastic job. Thank you for making the party an unforgettable experience!!

Lisa - Birthday Girl
September 6, 2014
Tadd from Sounds Abound made our wedding on September 6th incredible!  Planning a wedding is stressful, but after setting up a meeting a month prior to the big day with Tadd we were immediately put at ease about the DJ and music portion.  Tadd is extremely professional, has a great personality, has a deep knowledge of music, and was amazing at reading the dance floor.  He kept my wife and I informed of the timing of everything once we arrived at the cocktail hour but was never pushy about it.  He even did a great job of keep our huge wedding party in order, which I thought would have been impossible.  To top it all off, the dance floor was never empty!  Not for a second!  He kept the older generation tapping their feet (some even dancing) and the younger guests stayed on the dance floor all night.  Tadd did an amazing job and I can't thank him and Sounds Abound enough for making our wedding reception a huge success!
Thanks for everything and best of luck!
Kim and Joe
September 6, 2014
Rufus was fantastic! From the first meeting with him at the office to the very last song at our wedding, he listened to our preferences and worked carefully to make sure was just right. He followed up with us as we made changes to confirm exactly how everything will flow. So many of our guests came up to us during the wedding and even more sent texts in the days following about how great the music and energy was. Rufus kept the party going with an awesome variety of songs so that all guests danced all night long!  It was such a pleasure working with Rufus!
Ivana and Adam Ford
August 23, 2014

Keith is OUTSTANDING!

We searched for the perfect DJ for our wedding with no luck. All my wife and I wanted was to have the best dance party EVER and no seemed to be quite good enough. Then we came across "Sounds Abound." After speaking with Rufus, we were thought that this could finally be the one! Rufus recommended Keith Talaga. He called me the same day and we IMMEDIATELY hit it off. He was professional, reliable, fun, most importantly, knowledgeable. KEITH put our apprehensions to rest with his confidence and experience. We didn't think anyone would understand our ideas for the ceremony, cocktail AND reception. Keith was able to do everything perfectly and with such ease. He even sent us examples of how he'd mix certain songs together to lengthen them or make them fit together. We were floored by his talent and clear passion for his work. He showed up to our venue to meet us and scope out the place to plan ahead. We would call Keith or text him late night with song changes or new ideas and he never acted annoyed or made us feel like crazy people...which was exactly how we were acting;)!

The day of our wedding, the dance floor was full before dinner was even over!!! It was over-flowing through the ENTIRE night! Keith read the crowd perfectly. It was everything we had asked for. Since our wedding, several people have contacted me telling me that they haven't danced like that in years and that the music was fantastic. Our whole wedding party was sore the next day...including us! Now that's a sign of a GREAT wedding;) I would HIGHLY recommend Keith to anyone that wants a responsible, fun and reliable DJ. Thank you Keith, and "Sounds Abound" for making our wedding the best day of our life! It will go down in the history books as one of the best weddings of all time within our circle of friends and family. I would to do it all over again and not change a thing. KEITH RULES!

Kori and Lisa
September 6, 2014

Our Wedding

Our DJ Brian did a great job providing the entertainment at our wedding. My guests keep telling me what a great time they had. Thank you Brian and Sounds Abound for making my wedding a successful event.

Maureen and Ralph
September 6, 2014

John Ciccone from Sounds Abound was the DJ for our wedding and he did a wonderful job! He was every professional and took all our and guests needs into consideration. He was very well organized and truly did everthing he could to make our night special! I would use and recommend Sounds Abound for any future events I may have.

Blessings,
Bernie and Meg

Meg and Bernie Infante
September 6, 2014

Sounds Abound was extremely professional from start to finish, from the first phone call I made, they took care of my 100% of the process.

We had Sounds abound Dj our wedding and also were able to have them add a slide show, they were able to work with us last minute and get the slide show equipment ready in time for he event.

Our DJ was Matt Ammons, he was awesome, he met with us a few weeks before the wedding to go over all the details. He was outstanding he made sure we stuck to the wedding timeline. He got the equipment ready for three locations. We had an outdoor ceremony and the sound was amazing we even had a live singer who sounded great outside. My guest we complimenting the music he played at cocktail hour! Matt was easy to work with, did not bring a ton of ugly equipment, and played all the songs when we wanted them! He got the party going and I would recommend him and the company to every one I know! We are very happy and pleased!!

Meagan and Rob
August 30, 2014
Jeff, Lilliana and I just wanted you to know that we were impressed and enjoyed your professionalism in making our wedding reception party a success,
Several guests came to me to let me know how much they enjoyed the reception, especially the music.
Sounds Abound came highly recommended and you have exceeded our expectations.
So glad Lilliana and I made the decision to have you as our DJ!
Thank you!!
Lilliana and Gary
September 6, 2014

Kevin Does Great Work!

As wedding planners we work with many DJs, and we had the privilege this past weekend to work with Kevin Vance! He is the best DJ we have worked with all summer!

Kevin worked hard to ensure all of the couple's requests were met. He worked well with us and the venue. He was professional and flexible. But, most importantly, he played great music and was an amazing MC! He kept the party going until the very last song.

We hope to work with him as much as possible in the future, and we encourage anyone looking for a great DJ/MC to work with Kevin!

Elyse Dawn and Betsy Dawn
Two Sisters Events

Awesome Wedding DJ

We had Kyle as our DJ and he was better than we could have imagined. There was a great diversity in the music and everything we requested was played. Anytime there was a dull moment the music was quickly changed to make sure everyone kept dancing. So many of our guest said this was one of the best DJs they have ever seen and we would have danced for hours and hours more.

Meghan and Joshua
August 23, 2014

Greg was the DJ at my March, 2014 wedding and we were very, very happy with him. My husband and I are in our forties with five children between us, three of them teenagers. The children were allowed to invite friends to our wedding, so between relatives, friends and the children's friends we had guests of all ages. There were probably 20 teenagers, and the only time they left the dance floor the entire evening was when Greg played "Bizarre Love Triangle" which was one of my requests! It was hilarious because when the song came on all of the 35-50 year-olds were immediately on the dance floor. Anyway, it's a testament to Greg's flexibility and skill as a DJ that he was able to keep everyone happy and dancing during the entire reception. I was so busy and flustered in the weeks leading up to the wedding that I really hadn't given him much direction, but he pulled ideas from our one conversation and really hit the nail on the head. One highlight that stands out is that I'd mentioned my love of Disney movies. The first song that he played after he announced that the buffet was open was "Be Our Guest." It was a very cute, but not overdone, way to incorporate a touch of Disney. Several people commented on it. In summary, I recommend Greg without hesitation!

Angie and Jeff
March 22, 2014

Incredible customer service and energy!

From the day I inquired about DJ service the Sounds Abound team was nothing short of amazing! They are incredibly responsive and put your needs and event first. They are flexible, always available to answer your questions and you feel like you're their number one priority. Kyle was our wedding DJ and we couldn't have asked for someone better. The energy he brought from our first meeting to the start of our event all the way through to the last song was incredible. He knew how to keep the energy level high and folks on the dance floor! We highly recommend Kyle and the entire Sounds Abound team!

Sarah and Steve
August 2, 2014

I am so happy we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding. Our main priority for our wedding was to create a fun atmosphere with great music and dancing. Sounds abound delivered! Our DJ Matt was incredible. He understood what we were looking for and added his own spin and knowledge to keep the party going all night! Our guests are still talking about what a fun party it was. Thank you sooo much!
Love, The Herricks

Caitlin and Jason Herrick
August 29, 2014

Ken, Mary Ann and I would never hesitate to endorse you and Sounds Abound. When we were thinking of having entertainment at our 50th wedding anniversary, you were the obvious choice. You performed to everyone's highest expectations.  When planning such an affair there are many things to consider. One of the most important is the entertainment. Retaining you was a no-brainer. We eliminated a potential problem by hiring you and your wonderful performers, Rock Paper Scissors.  Our event went seamlessly and a large amount of credit for that happening is the fact that you were there for us on time and performed within all our expectations. We weren't certain of what we were doing or what to expect, but you made it all happen and for that we are extremely grateful.  You, Gregg and the others were outstanding. No problems. No questions. Keep up the good work. If we have a chance to use your services again we certainly will.

Brand and Mary Ann Bobosky
August 9, 2014

Professional, Tasteful, & Entertaining

We have been working with Sounds Abound for years. Not only do we recommend their DJ services to our clients, we also utilize them at the club. We also enjoy Ken Overbey's solo act, he is a talented entertainer and a pleasure to work with.

Dana Robinson-Naperville Country Club
Naperville Country Club

Wonderful and great to work with!

From the start Sounds Abound was so great to work with. We had our first meeting with Jeff and he suggested the package he thought would be best and also walked us through how to use their website and that was a huge help bring able to do everything online. Our DJ was Matt Amons and he was amazing! Our guests loved all of our music and my husband and only choose a few key songs the rest was all him. I would recommend this company to anyone they were one of the highlights to the wedding.!

Thank you so much for helping our day be so wonderful!
Ryan & Alexandria Michael

Alexandria Carlson-Michael
August 22, 2014

We were so very pleased with Sounds Abound! We live in Ohio and our daughters wedding was an outside venue. Everyone was so helpful and I absolutely loved our DJ Gary Hipperson. Great job and just a delightful person. A+++

Harry and Patricia-Parents of the Bride
June 14, 2014

Rufus and Sounds Abound are AMAZING!!

Sounds Abound is the place to go if you are looking for a DJ and a great time. Our DJ was Rufus and his assistant was Casey. Through the entire planning process Rufus and Sounds Abound were so helpful. I loved having the online planning tool, it made it so much easier especially since I do not live in the area. Our wedding day was so much fun, I did not stop dancing the whole night. Rufus did such a great job of reading the crowd and knowing what would keep them dancing. When the special dance songs (cha cha slide & etc.) either Rufus or Casey was out there on the dance floor helping direct. The photo booth was a big hit and the operator Chris was super friendly and got a lot of great pictures for us. The end of our reception came too soon, but all of our guests were raving about how much fun they had and how great the music was!

I will be recommending Sounds Abound to everyone I know!!

Ashley and Tim Blue
August 16, 2014

Fun, interactive, and amazing!

Our DJ Ernesto was amazing! We first met him when he DJayed at my sister's wedding, and I knew that I also wanted him for our wedding! He is great at getting all of the guests on the dance floor having fun! He is also great at organizing the events that go on during the ceremony, such as first dances and garter/bouquet tosses. Ernesto was perfect for what we were looking for and I would definitely recommend him to my friends (as I already have, and as some of my friends have already asked for his info!)

Vanessa and Jordan
August 16, 2014

Great service and attention to all of the details

Sounds Abounds provides very professional service that was great for our occasion. We had Kyle Overbey for our wedding DJ/MC and he was wonderful. He knew how to keep the crowd engaged during the wedding and took care of all of the little details so that we didn't have to. He is so friendly and energetic, you can tell he has a great passion for what he does. We will definitely recommend Sounds Abound to everyone we know for any occasion.

Kristin and Graham Brauhn
July 19, 2014

Our Dj Matt was absolutely fantastic! He was on par with every detail and really helped make our big night one to remember! I will absolutely recommend sounds abound and Matt Ammons specifically to my friends and clients. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

Kelly and John
July 25, 2014

Absolutely Amazing!

Brian Keck was our DJ for the evening and he was amazing! From the ceremony to the last song, it was a night to remember. He catered to all of our needs and wants and we had a rockin' party because of it. We will definitely recommend Sounds Abound to friends and family! They answered every question we had in a timely manner. Thank you for everything Sounds Abound! We had an amazing wedding!

Eric and Danielle Rogers
August 8, 2014

Absolutely excellent job by Brian. Very communicative, flexible, professional, fun and hit the mark perfectly. Rave reviews from all guests!  Next year again?! 😉

Michelle & Brad - Annual Outdoor Party
August 16, 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!

Kelsey & Tim
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!

Jon and Brittany Kovach
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.

Michelle and Aaron
July 26, 2014

Very professional, organized and well done.

Laura and Nathan
July 26, 2014

Sounds Abound were so great to work with from beginning to end. Rufus did a great job with the ceremony music...exactly how I envisioned it and the photobooth was a HIT! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day and making it all the more sweeter!

Andrea & Michael
July 24, 2014

We had the best time with sounds abound!! Rufus was a fantastic DJ. I heard multiple times from our guests that they had never been to a wedding with such good dance music. He kept it elegant where it needed to be elegant and fun where it needed to be fun. I would recommend Rufus to anyone looking for a fun and experienced wedding DJ!

Benjamin & Hilma Harper
August 2, 2014

Great Event!

We had Gary DJ our wedding. He was extremely easy to work with and all of our guests raved about how much fun they had at our event!

Nicole and Howard
July 19, 2014

Wonderful Wedding DJ!

Sound Abound made our DJ experience extremely easy from the moment we signed a contract. Their online portal was easy to navigate, and everyone in the office was quick to respond when we had questions.

Kevin Vance was the perfect DJ for our wedding reception! We had an phone conference a couple weeks before our event, and he was very easy to talk to. On the night of our reception, he made sure we were aware of the schedule. Kevin also checked in with us throughout the night. He kept our reception flowing very nicely. When he didn't think the dance floor was as full as it should be, he made sure to do something to get everyone up and dancing!

Of all the elements of our wedding, I think Kevin has been complimented the most by guests! Thank you Kevin and Sounds Abound for an unforgettable experience!

Emily & Michael David
July 11, 2014

From the moment we walked in to our first meeting with Sounds Abound, we knew they were the DJ service for us. They were by far the most professional, fairly priced and accommodating company we talked to. Our DJ, Jeff Wells, and the online portal used by Sounds Abound made them extremely easy to work with. Jeff made sure we had a beautiful wedding night and took care of all the little details of the evening so we could just totally enjoy ourselves. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking to elevate their wedding entertainment.

Jodi & Andy Cachey
May 31, 2014

Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound Flawless

Matt Ammons was the perfect DJ/MC for our special day. We knew going in that we were in good hands with Matt, but the night went even better than we could have ever imagined. He was extremely professional, only played the music we wanted to hear, and had the dance floor packed the entire evening. He does a great job taking control of the room to make sure everyone's focused on bridal party entrances, cake cutting, speeches, dances, and all other important events throughout the night. We highly recommend Matt Ammons and the Sounds Abound team to all for their wedding. They put on a flawless performance for us.

Scot and Sarah Rybarczyk - July 18th, 2014 - Pazzo's 311

Scot and Sarah Rybarczyk
July 18, 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.

Carol Griffith
July 25, 2014
Hi Jeff!

Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for helping make our wedding SO MUCH FUN!  The dance floor was packed all night long thanks to you and the excellent music you played.  We received countless comments on how great the DJ was!  Dan and I were joking that we've never been to a wedding where the dance floor was packed to the end!  We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and it wouldn't have been that way without you!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!

Sincerely,
Jenn & Dan

Jennifer and Dan
July 12, 2014

Perfect DJ experience

Matt Ammons was our DJ for our wedding and he was the perfect DJ, MC, and leader who made sure everything ran smoothly at our reception. Examples of Matt’s awesomeness include…

•Matt provided music for our ceremony and our reception. He met with us multiple times and was easy to communicate with. When we had ideas he listened and incorporated our wishes into what he was doing. When we didn’t have a preference he had the perfect suggestion for our event.

•Guests told us weeks after the wedding how great the DJ was and tried to get him for theirs. In fact people are still reminding us of our reception and our DJ, and it was more than 5 weeks ago.

•How packed the dance floor was. It seemed like every hour more people kept coming in to dance. Matt tailored what he played so that everybody had a good time, and wanted to be on the dance floor.

•Also, if you have Matt or any other DJ, remember to feed them. They need to eat just like everybody else.

•Long story short, if you want an amazing, hassle free evening filled with excellent music, a packed dance floor, and a professionally run event, Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons should be the DJ of your choice.

PS. In the photo, Matt is on the left with the vest.

Mike and Kristin Schmitt
June 13, 2014

Excellent Job!

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!!

Craig & Sue Cunningham
July 18, 2014

Farritor Wedding 3.01.2014

My husband Jack and I chose Matt with Sounds Abound and couldn't have been more pleased with the way that the evening turned out! He was so great to work with from beginning until the very end! He was extremely well organized and worked with us in terms of the music selection, slideshow presentation, and keeping all of our guests out on the dance floor the entire evening. I would highly recommend Matt with Sounds Abound and you will not be disappointed!

Elizabeth & Jack Farritor
March 1, 2014

Ernesto and Sounds Abound are Awesome!!

My wife and I hired Ernesto Maturrano from Sounds Abound for our wedding reception and could not have been more thrilled by how entertaining, professional and courteous Ernesto was throughout the process and the night of the show.

We had some DVDs that we played at the reception, that went off great. I even had a surprise DVD that Ernesto worked with me on. The music choices were great and Ernesto was always flexible and open to what we wanted to do. I highly recommend Sounds Abound because of DJs like Ernesto and Adam. They were awesome!!!

Brad & Jane Vonck
July 19, 2014

Fantastic Wedding DJ!

Sounds Abound DJ Keith Talaga was absolutely fantastic! Our wedding reception had almost everyone on the floor dancing the entire night thanks to his selections and the order he played them in. We have been asked for his name from several of our guests already. Great company, definitely helped to create our perfect night!

Carla & Michael
July 19, 2014

Keith was awesome! He was very professional mad prompt. He made the night go so smoothly and kept the party going all night! He played exactly what we wanted to hear, even those more difficult songs to incorporate into a wedding reception. We would recommend him to anyone, he truly made the night a blast!

Chris & Amy Beiriger
June 21, 2014

Sounds Abound made our reception flow beautifully, full of dancing and fun, and all the while stress free!

I can't emphasize enough what a great idea it was to choose Sounds Abound! The reception was orchestrated beautifully while we were able to enjoy our guests the celebration. Matt was a very professional, humorous master of ceremonies, and an even better DJ. We had quite the mix of people at our reception, and he kept the dance floor packed the entire night. There was a genuine sense of care in making in our day special, from the planning process to the end of the reception. Thank you again Sounds Abound for making our wedding day amazing!

Nathan & Christie Worthen
May 18, 2014

Craig Mohler was a terrific DJ at our 50th wedding anniversary celebration. He played the music we requested but also added songs based upon the guest's desires. He kept the party lively and was a perfect MC. The DVD presentation created by Sounds Abound was a big hit with numerous guests raving about it. The entire evening was a tremendous success. Thanks to you all!

Dick & Sharon

Richard & Sharon Geimer
July 19, 2014

We used Sounds Abound for our wedding back in May. They did such an amazing job! From start to finish it was such an easy process working with them and they did every single thing we asked them to do. We had them play the music at our ceremony for us which was perfect. Greg Eisel was in charge of that and he did such a wonderful job. Our DJ at our reception was Matt Ammons. I can't say enough good things about him, he is so talented at what he does and you can tell he loves doing it. He was so helpful during the planning process giving us ideas about songs to choose. We made a playlist with songs we wanted played during the dancing part of the reception and every song was played! We also used the photo booth from Sounds Abound which was a huge hit and they put together a slideshow with pictures for us that turned out amazing. So many people told us what a wonderful time they had at the reception and I know a big part of that was the music and photo booth. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and specifically Matt Ammons, they had the pieces that made our wedding day so memorable and such an incredible day!

Grace and Peter Caio
May 16, 2014

Tony Ho was the DJ for our wedding on 5/9/14. We were extremely impressed and pleased with how everything turned out. Tony was very professional and did a great job of making sure that our wedding and the music was exactly how we had hoped. We were really happy about the music selection (as were our guests). Thanks for the great music and the great experience with Sounds Abound (particularly Tony)!

Katie and Jesse Miller
May 9, 29014

The music and entertainment provided by Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound Entertainment for our wedding was better than we could have ever expected. Matt did a great job keeping everyone entertained and dancing the entire evening. My wife and I couldn't of asked for a better day or a better person to DJ our wedding. Thanks Again to Sounds Abound Entertainment and Matt Ammons for making our wedding day so special!

Wayne & Niki Hernandez
April 5, 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!

Michelle & Jon Sobieski
Power Edge Yoga Fitness

Survey Says-AWESOME EVENT!

Ken and Kyle Overbey and their team provided our Fiserv Legal Department with a fantastic game show experience during our annual department meeting. Ken was so easy to work with and so focused on creating a fun and memorable experience for each person who participated in the Survey Says game show. People are still talking about the event - they had a great time! Thanks again Ken!!

Jared Silverman-Fiserv
Fiserv

The perfect DJ and company for our wedding!

Brian Keck was the DJ for our wedding on May 31st. We cannot say enough good things about him and the whole Sounds Abound team! When we first decided to go with Sounds Abound their customer service was just so friendly and professional. Seeing the videos of all of the DJs was so great and it came clear to us that any one of them would be a total blast to work with. We chose Brian and were so happy we did! We met with him a few weeks before the wedding and he was so helpful and had great suggestions. We described to him our tastes in music and he brought the best playlist for a wedding dinner we've ever heard. It was the perfect mix of Classic Rock and other varieties that everyone enojoys, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison, etc. Guests were complimenting it over and over again and still are. We even had a few guests walk up to us during dinner raving about it. Brian did a great job with keeping the day and night flowing. He checked in with us throughout the night making sure everything was alright and we were so appreciative of that. He threw a great party for us and we couldn't have picked a better DJ for our wedding. We highly recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone. We wish we could do it all over again! Thanks Brian for being a huge part in our special day! -Brian and Kelly

Brian & Kelly Villwock
May 31, 2014

We used Sounds Abound, and more specifically Jason Yach, for our June 2014 wedding. It was a smooth and easy process and Jason was great during the wedding. My husband and I liked that we could go online and look at all the DJs, read their bios, and watch videos of them. From there we picked Jason who also liked to do a mix of oldies and new music which was perfect for our crowd.
I planned my wedding in Naperville from Indianapolis and it was easy to work with Sounds Abound. We went in for one meeting during a time I was in Naperville and another time shortly before the wedding but were able to do everything else online or over the phone. The online planner was also really helpful.

Emily and Aaron
June 21, 2014

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

Bailey and Logan Meltabarger
June 29. 2014

Sounds Abound helped make our special day wonderful! Their website and helpful staff was knowledgeable and provided everything we needed. We even required some last minute speakers and microphones for our ceremony and they were happy to provide us with the materials. DJ Keith Talaga was a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend him! We had an initial meeting and our two week phone conversation. During both of these conversations he was extremely helpful and eager to make our wedding music special. (He also has some wonderful Michael Jackson dance moves! - definite crowd pleaser!) Overall we could not have asked for a better experience!

Kristin and Gage Anderson
June 12, 2014
We wanted to thank Sounds Abound, and our DJ/MC Brian Keck for a great job on 7/5/2014 at the InterContinental O'Hare.  We had a very wonderful wedding dinner and reception, and Brian followed through will all that we asked, doing a great job improvising as needed.
Thanks again,
Cody & Brian
Cody & Brian
July 5, 2014

Awesome Party - Sounds Abound was a great choice!

We just got married July 5, 2014 and Keith from Sounds Abound was our DJ. We can't begin to tell you how many compliments we got about our DJ at our wedding and even after our wedding.

As the bride and groom, it was so relaxing to know that Keith had everything taken care of. His communication with us was excellent and he was always timely in his responses. At the cocktail hour, he made sure our slide show was playing and that the equipment didn't disrupt the experience of our guests.

At the reception, Keith made sure everyone was in the right place for all those key moments, first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son dance, bouquet/garter toss, etc. Each one felt effortless to both of us because we knew that Keith had it under control and all we had to do was show up! Keith made sure the photographer, videographer, and family members were all ready before we ever set foot on the dance floor.

We had 170 guests attend our wedding and everyone kept telling us all night how awesome our DJ was (see examples below).

- Music volume was great during dinner, we were able to enjoy our conversations.
- You played such a variety of songs from all different decades which brought everyone out on the dance floor.
- Dance floor was packed all night!

The night was truly fun for everyone. Keith was excellent to work with and we would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound. We couldn't be happier with our decision.

Brian and Carlisle Gallo
Wallace/Gallo Wedding

Tony Ho was our DJ for our wedding and we would highly recommend him to anyone! He made the process very easy, and we found the online database super helpful...we were able to pick "must play" and "don't play" songs, as well as "songs we like" to give Tony a better idea of our music taste. He was able to play songs that our parents requested during the wedding, including Celtic music during dinner for my dad. Unbeknownst to me until the actual event, he collaborated with my dad behind my back per my dad's request and came up with a mash-up of songs for the daddy-daughter dance. It was more than perfect and from my dance with my dad until the end of the night, the dance floor was completely packed. It was an amazing mix of music and so many of our guests complimented us on how wonderful the music was!

My husband and I did NOT want a corny DJ, and we can happily say that we chose correctly with Tony! He was fun and encouraging and kept to the schedule we had set to keep everything moving along. If you're looking for a DJ in the Chicago suburbs, we would highly recommend this company, and especially Tony!

Ann & Casey
June 14, 2014

Kyle was amazing as a DJ and MC!

He took requests for songs, which made the guests have a lot of fun. He even got those who typically weren't that enthusiastic about dancing onto the dance floor.

I recommend him in a heart beat!

Thank you for the lights and awesome music selection! ^_^

Jeanette (mother) and Emeleeta-Sweet 16
June 28, 2014

KYLE OVERBY IS THE MAN!!!

We were lucky enough to have DJ Kyle Overbey from Sounds Abound for our entire wedding day. He was our ceremony musician as well as reception DJ. He did much more than those two titles lead on, he coordinated when things would happen, and told people the plan, so that I, the Bride on my wedding day, didn't have to do crowd control or announcements. Kyle gave me suggestions on music throughout the planning process, he really got to know my fiance and I's music interests before hand, and was just a delight throughout the night. A week later, I was with a group of friends, and they were all commenting to me on how amazing the music was at the end of the night especially, and asked if I had requested that be done. I said no, and told them what DJ Kyle told me - "just trust me, I am a people reader, reading the crowd and playing the music they want to hear is my job." My friends were amazed!!! Thank you, Kyle and Sounds Abound for a night we will never forget!

Kyle and Kristina Getty
July 5, 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!

Kimberly - Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
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.

James and Bell Pantke
July 5, 2014

Thanks so much to Kyle Overbey & assistant Rufus for the great job they did at our wedding yesterday, adapting to our musical tastes & not playing typical wedding music! We got to dance to our favorite songs & everyone complimented us on the great music!

Michelle and Wayne
July 11, 2014

Mike and I chose Sounds Abound for our June wedding and couldn't be more happy about it all! From the moment we met some of the DJ's at wedding show, to the open house at the Sounds Abound shop, we knew it was the company to work with. What is great about them is that during the open house, you can meet with all of the DJ's they have on staff to find out which one you like and have a connection with. Through there we met Ernesto, who we chose as the DJ for our day. He made the reception the party that it was!! Ernesto met with us a few weeks before the wedding and got a feel for what kind of party we wanted to have. He also helped us organize the timeline of events and made us feel comfortable with the whole process. The other nice thing about this company is the online music planner! It was a great tool to help us determine what songs we wanted or did not want to play. Ernesto respected everything we wanted, and even helped us come up with ideas for different parts of the wedding. He kept the party going from start to finish. All my guests told me what a great party it was, and how the music was amazing all night long. Mike and I could not have asked for anything more. Sounds abound was one of the best choices of our wedding!

Taryn and Michael Parham
June 14, 2014

More than we could have asked for!

Tony and Mike were our DJs for our wedding in June. From the beginning Tony was available to answer any of my questions or concerns. He was very organized yet laid back and friendly. Out of everything I was stressing about on my wedding day, our DJ was not one of them. I felt so confident that Tony and Mike were going to do a fabulous job. When we arrived at the reception they had already set up and were fully prepared. They asked me throughout the night if I needed anything. If I wanted a song played I told them and it was the next song to be played. At one point Tony and Mike even came out to the dance floor to teach everyone how to do the Cuban Shuffle. They kept the crowed dancing and excited. They did such an amazing job and I would recommend them to anyone!! Thank you Tony and Mike 🙂

Lauren and Adam Kimmerling
June 21, 2014

Our DJ, Kyle did an awesome job of keeping everyone dancing all night long. We are very thankful for that. I will recommend Kyle to everyone and Sounds Abound because people had a great time and were dancing and that was his job and he did it well. Thank you!

Sydney & Zuhn
June 20, 2014

Jason - Thank you So much for an awesome wedding night! Without you the celebration would have not been the same! Everyone had an amazing time and the music couldn't get any better. Thanks again.

Erica & CJ
June 28, 2014

We are so happy we went with sounds abound, everyone that worked there was so friendly and helpful. The online planner is a great tool to help brides/grooms in picking music for their event! We also loved that we got to pick our own MC! At first I thought 'how do you pick a MC?' but after watching the little videos that each MC has, it was fun to pick one! We picked Rufus and we couldn't have made a better choice, he was funny and really helpful and understood the style of music we wanted for our big day. I would recommend sounds abound to anyone!

Taylor & Michael
May 23, 2014

Gregg Eisel was fantastic. He really came through for my wedding reception because the coordinator who I had worked with was not present at the reception (personal reasons) so Gregg took control and saved the reception. He kept things running smoothly and did not do anything without my permission or consultation, it was refreshing and wonderful! There were a ton of people who stayed for the whole reception!

Annette and John
June 21, 2014

Thank you for all your help Gregg, we received a lot of compliments about the music and the MC.  You did a great job and we can't thank you enough!

Anne and Andrew
May 3, 2014

I used Sounds Abound for my wedding. Kyle was a DJ. My husband and I wanted our guests to have a great time and fill the dance floor. Kyle made sure everyone was having a great time. He gladly played the music we requested for the wedding and he exceeded our exceptions. Everyone could not stop talking about the music at the wedding. It was one of the most memorable parts of the wedding.Thank you so much!!!

Bridget & Kristofer Ceredon
June 21, 2014

I was thrilled when my daughter and her future husband said they would use Gregg Eisel as their DJ for their wedding last Saturday. WE HAD A BLAST!! Wonderful music and fun the whole evening. I never saw the dance floor empty all night long. A great mixture of all music and fun to dance to. Gregg, thanks so much.

John (FOB) - Julie & Colin
June 28, 2014

Sounds Abound made our reception a dream come true!

When our awesome caterer Uncle Bub's referred us to Sounds Abound, we knew they'd be good. Everyone was super easy to work with from the start. The online planner was great. Jason Yach was our DJ at our reception on June 7th at Four Rivers and he was INCREDIBLE! He got in touch with us before our wedding day to get an idea of what type of party we wanted. I had a clear idea of how I wanted the introductions to go and they nailed it. The dance floor was packed all night and my 87 year old grandma didn't even want to stop dancing. People are still raving about how much fun they had. Thank you so much for playing such a huge role in making our day run smoothly and become everything we wanted it to be!

Deanna & Dustin Leonhardt
June 7, 2014

Our wedding was absolutely perfect, in large part due to Larry from Sounds Abound! He was amazing, from the music during cocktail hour and dinner, to the introductions, to keeping the dance floor packed the entire night, and, of course, dealing with our numerous requests for some very unique songs. Sounds Abound was so easy to work with from the beginning, and we knew from our first meeting that they would deliver high quality service. Larry exceeded our expectations by a long shot, and we could not be happier with how our reception went! We had a huge number of guests tell us that the music and energy was by far the best they have experienced at a wedding. Thank you, Larry, and thank you, Sounds Abound!

Megan and Dan Hacholski
June 21, 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!

Stephanie and John Maertzig
June 13, 2014

professional and efficient

For my wedding we selected Matt Ammons to be our DJ. He was very professional and had great energy. Matt was very well spoken had great control of the room. My whole experience with sounds abound was fantastic. From the start Matt was in touch with me every step of the way. I could not have been happier with the way that everything turned out.

Bryan and Sarah Ward
June 6, 2014

Weddingwire Review

Tadd was awesome, he played a great mix of music and was very helpful with all our requests!

Kelly and Justin
June 14, 2014

AWESOME!!! You were Money!

Kyle -Lindsay and I cannot thank you enough for the DJ'ing that you did at our wedding.  You were amazing - you fed off of the crowd and got everyone moving.  I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and said how awesome the music was.  You are a very, very talented DJ.  Your personality and skills shined through big-time at our wedding.  You were not there to collect a paycheck - you were there to be part of the event and enhance the energy in the room.  And you NAILED IT!!!

One simple example, was the fact that Sample In A Jar was the first song of the wedding blew me away!  You took one little comment during our speech and made it happen.  Additionally, where you came up with Bohemian Rhapsody as the final song blew everyone away, but again, you NAILED IT!!!

Lindsay and Brett
June 13, 2014

LOVED having Rufus and Sounds Abound work with us! Their services are incomparable and their DJ staff is the best. Great price and they helped MAKE our night! Totally recommend them!

Amber and Adam
June 14, 2014

Sounds Abound is an amazing company!

Sounds Abound provides DJs for our annual summer teen dance. I am always extremely impressed by the DJ they send. They are always early, and spend time talking to me in order to learn what we are looking for throughout the evening. Gary Hipperson  was great with the teens, and really knew what songs to play in order to get everyone out on the dance floor. I am so grateful to Sounds Abound and would high recommend them!!!

Kiersten - Naperville Public Library
Naperville Public Library

"Kevin Vance is an awesome DJ & Master of Ceremonies. He took a quiet reception crowd of older guest and turned them into party animals. I had the pleasure of working with him for a wedding I officiated in May. I stayed for the reception and have seen hundreds of DJ's but I was quite impressed with this one. He kept the dance floor full and hopping. The guests, bride, groom and myself had a great time. I highly recommend this company for every celebration."

Reverend Victoria
We R One Weddings

Matt Ammons was absolutely fantastic. We were extremely happy with him. Our guests were out on the dance floor all night! We received multiple compliments on our DJ. Matt was very organized and we were able to meet with him via SKYPE since we were out-of-state. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound and Matt!

Katy and Eric
May 25, 2014

Great experience, would definitely recommend!

We had a great experience having Keith as the DJ for our wedding. He was professional the whole way through the process and was quick to answer any questions that we had leading up to the reception. He did a great job including a mix of classic music (Dean Martin, Sinatra) and more modern music that we wanted to have at our reception. His selections kept everyone happy on the dance floor all night. We would highly recommend Keith and Sounds Abound as a whole if you are looking for a professional DJ who is focused on making your wedding day a great one.

Denise and Evan
May 31, 2014

Sounds Abound is a great DJ service. From the first day we contacted them for our wedding needs they were awesome. Ernesto was our DJ and he was more than great. He really gets a feel for the type of music we wanted he helped us out with stuff that we really didn't know. I can't say anything but nice things about Ernesto and Sounds Abound. Really made for a smooth wedding. Music is a big part of people's wedding and I would recommend him to everyone.

Jennifer Coriell

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!

Sarah and Josh
May 25, 2014

We hired Matt from Sounds Abound for our May 24, 2014 wedding and could NOT be any happier with our decision. We had a difficult time planning a wedding from out-of-state so there were a lot of things we had to trust other people to take care of for us. Music was one of those things and Matt did NOT disappoint. With almost no input from the bride and groom, Matt kept EVERYONE happy, dancing and having fun. He was incredible flexible with our schedule, extremely personable, and kept the evening flowing smoothly. We would hire Matt again in a heartbeat and we cannot thank you enough!

Kori and Thomas
May 24, 2014

Jeff Wells was amazing!

What an amazing DJ company! We also got our photo booth through this company. The online planner was so easy to use. Employees checked in with us often to be sure we were on the right track and accomplishing what we needed to be. You have the option to make payments online which was quick, easy & very convenient! We recommend them highly!!

Lauren and Brian
May 9, 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.

Dana and Robert
April 26, 2014

Great Sound

Sounds Abound provided the sound system for Naper Wine and Dine. It was great. No problems. Gregg came early for set up! Thanks you Sounds Abound there was one less thing for me to worry about.

Ginia - Naper Settlement
April 28, 2014

Our wedding was April 26th 2014 at the Sheraton Lisle, we chose Sounds Abound Entertainment based on the awesome reviews we read online, and we were not disappointed. Tony Ho was our DJ and he was so professional and took our input into consideration. Our dance floor was packed all night, everyone was raving about the music and all 250 people had a great time! He did an amazing job at incorporating modern songs with wedding classics and even through in a few polkas per our request. I would definitely use Sounds Abound again for any future parties and more specifically Tony Ho. We could not have been happier with our choice.

Anna and Michael
April 26, 2014

Somonauk High School Prom

I have been using Sounds Abound for four years and have never been disappointed. They have always provided excellent service and this year was one of the best. Ernesto was upbeat, friendly, and kept the dance flowing all night long. I would highly recommend their service for your next event!

Meghan Mormann - Somonauk High School Prom
Somonauk High School

Fabulous, amazing time!

After a great experience at my sister's wedding (DJ'd by Jeff), we hired Rufus at Sounds Abounds to play at our wedding. Rufus was professional, easily available, and flexible with our needs. After 2 pre-wedding meetings, Rufus really came through and made our wedding a total success. We had some unique requests for cocktail hour and dinner music, and he seamlessly pulled it off. And once the dancing began, it didn't stop! He even incorporated a family member's request for a polka without throwing off the vibe of the evening (which was total dance party). Thank you Rufus and Sounds Abound for making our wedding a night to remember!

Linda and Rob Harmer
May 10, 2014

Wedding DJ

WOW!!!!!! Sounds Abound treated our wedding like the most important thing on their to-do list. I felt very special on my special day. Tony Ho was absolutely amazing. He did everything that we asked of him, flash mob, announcing everybody's name correctly, dancing on the dance floor, and so much more. He went beyond our expectations. The dance floor was packed for entire reception. Tony Ho kept the floor alive by playing an amazing selection of random genres of music. Every time a song came new song came on I wanted to dance to it. Definitely the perfect party scene I wanted for my wedding. Thank you Tony Ho and Sounds Abound!

Toni and Nick Baier
May 10, 2014

Matt I wanted to take this opportunity, however late it may be, to thank you so much for doing such an amazing job djing Nikki's and my wedding February 15th at Alpine. You have no idea how many people came up to me that night and for months after saying how much fun the dancing was at the wedding. They said over and over that the music was so good they never wanted to leave the floor. The way you picked the perfect songs and blended them together left everyone no choice but to keep dancing! I'm glad we went with you and anyone who wants a perfectly organized set list and non stop dancing for hours should certainly do the same.

Again, your a great DJ thanks again Matt!

Kevin & Nikki
February 15, 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!!!

Rebecca and Nathan Lorance
April 25, 2014

We loved working with Matt Ammons and the whole Sounds Abound team. Everything was extremely professional and well-organized from the very beginning. Matt did a wonderful job at our wedding reception and provided us with the musical experience we wanted. We received so many compliments on the wonderful job he did - everything from the music selections to the volume of the music to his professionalism. We would definitely recommend using Matt and Sounds Abound! Thank you for helping make our evening perfect!

Constance and Richard Rosenthal
April 12, 2014

Best DJs Ever!

Sounds Abound recently DJ'd our wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton, IL on March 22, 2014. Larry Merkel was fabulous from the start! We met with him before the wedding to go over the details, and he was a huge help in deciding our final song choices. At the event, Larry made sure that David and I (Sable) were happy during the event with how the music was flowing. He was accommodating to requests, but also made sure to get our "must have songs" in. He had a super engaging personality and helped our guests get and stay in the celebration mood! We would strongly recommend Sounds Abound for any wedding or celebration! The whole process was easy and the staff were always friendly! Thanks again to Larry for helping our wedding to be memorable!

Sable and David Gonyea
March 22, 2014

Brian K is AMAZING!

I want to have another wedding JUST so I can use Sounds Abound again!! From the get go, they were very easy to work with. Every person I talked to was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We were not pressured to get a more expensive package than we needed, and they worked to make a great package for us that was still within our budget.

Brian K was our DJ. He kept in contact with us as soon as he was assigned to our wedding and was super easy to get a hold of when we had questions. He made sure we felt comfortable with everything and made it clear that we could tell him exactly what we wanted and that he would make sure it would get done. At the wedding, he knew EXACTLY what songs to play to get everyone up and dancing, including having the two ring bearers lead the Conga line 🙂 He checked with us a couple of times to make sure everything was going according to our plan. I cannot overstated how fantastic he is and I would without a doubt recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ!!

Bethany and Joe Mullen
April 5, 2014

Sounds Abound, and particularly, Gregg Eisel, made our sons wedding an absolute success. When we met with Gregg before the wedding we were uncertain of what direction the music should go, but in a few short minutes he tapped into the bride and groom's likes and dislikes and the event was on its way to brilliance. The wedding guests have raved about the music and fun they had at the wedding. Thank you Gregg for making the day DELIGHTFUL WITH SOUND!

Mary Ellen (Mother) - Ryan and Lauren
March 29, 2014

Everything tuned out perfect. The DJs were excellent! Thank you Jason.

Joseph and Ashley Cerullo
March 22, 2014

Great party, professional service, and user friendly webpage setup.

I will definitely recommend Sounds Abound and DJ Rufus for wedding receptions. So many guests remarked how they never had seen a dance floor so packed throughout a reception. We even had a flood of guests from the wedding next door come in to dance, which after consulting my bride and myself, Rufus very diplomatically made an announcement to have the interlopers return to their wedding. Rufus was friendly and helpful during the planning and reception. He kept us keep to a timeline and gave advise from his wedding experience. Again, the reception was a great party with Sounds Abound at the helm.

Brian and Rachel Bolton
March 22, 2014

We had our wedding reception on April 5, 2014. Sounds Abound provided us with our dj, photobooth, projection screen, slideshow, and uplighting. Our DJ was Kyle, he was absolutely amazing. He went above and beyond. When first meeting with Kyle our goal was to have everyone on the dance floor having a great time and Kyle did just that. We let Kyle do his thing and feel out the crowd and he did an incredible job. Our friends/family members are still talking about Kyle and how fun the wedding was. Kyle was extremely organized and worked with our wedding coordinator at the hotel and provided us with the most amazing music. Everyone loved the photobooth and uplighting. I cannot thank Kyle and Sounds Abound enough for making our wedding so special. I recommend them to everyone. We had the most incredible experience and had so much fun with Kyle and Sounds Abound.

Becca and Armando
April 5, 2014
Hey Ernesto,We just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so, so much for helping us have an incredible wedding. All our friends and family are doing is complimenting the ceremony and the reception, saying "that was the best wedding I've been to!" And "the DJ and dancing was the best they've seen"

So thank you so much. You surpassed all our hopes for that night and I am still blown away at how much fun we all had.

I will be referring you personally to anyone I know getting hitched 🙂

Thanks again

Joe and Krystine Bushnell
March 22, 2014

Our wedding was in May 2009 and Craig Mohler did an amazing job. Really kept the party going and played the music we wanted!!

Nicole & Elias Shaheen
Wedding Reception

Our DJ Rufus, was fantastic. He came prepared and on time. He set up quickly and began to play music just as the guests were starting to arrive. Our DJ played the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary songs. He took requests. He also took great cue's from the audience and played music that they liked.

Denise - Girl Scout Event
Girl Scout Troop

Great Experience

We got married on February 21st, 2014.

A few months before the event, we stumbled across Sounds Abound. Right from the start, we were thrilled with the excellent service we received. After my initial email, we heard back within hours, and were able to schedule a meeting.

My husband, Chad (fiancé at the time) and I both loved the event planner on the website, and the fact that we could create our own 'Do Not Play' list, as well as must play songs, and other songs we liked.

When we met shortly before our wedding (about a week) with our DJ, Kyle Overbey, we felt even better!!
We are not the most 'traditional' people, and our musical tastes are not what are normally played at weddings. Kyle assured us that he would be able to play the music we like, but still conducive to dancing.

At our reception, I'm sure it seemed a little strange. We had a strange mix of people, and only a handful of young dancers. Kyle and his assistant (not sure if I ever got the assistant's name) were FANTASTIC. Even though we didn't have a 'super dancing' crowd, we had a handful of people on the dance floor most of the night.
Now it is only 11 days after the wedding, and I have already had THREE different relatives compliment me on the music played during cocktails and dinner, and on the dance floor as well.

Kyle did a great job of playing the music we prefer, but also reading our crowd....which I must say was likely a difficult crowd to read.

I will recommend Sounds Abound (as well as Kyle) to anyone who asks!!

We had a great wedding, and a great reception, and much of that was because of our DJ! He offered great service even after seeing my white girl dance moves (trust me, they make me look like I am having seizures on the dance floor!)

Hillary & Chad Baggett
February 21, 2014
On February 15, 2014, I married my best friend. After we arrived at our venue, Jeff Wells greeted us with a big smile and continued to help us throughout our reception.
I would highly recommend our M.C Jeff Wells and Rufus.
From the beginning of the process to the last song of the night both guys kept it professional and fun! We absolutely loved everything! We had a full dance floor until the end of the night. We all danced the night away to a great variety of songs! I would recommend these guys for any Event!!
We also used sounds abounds for our up lighting and photo booth. Our up lighting was spectacular! It pulled our room together and it just made everything look elegant, classic, and beautiful.
Our photo booth!!!! Just like our mc and dj these attendants were awesome! They took care of our guests, our pictures, and our scrapbook. At the end of the night, we saw all the funny notes our loved ones left us in our take home scrapbook. The two guys attendants were nice, funny, and accommodating! Our photo booth was a hit and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We also took some time out of our evening to take some pictures!
Overall, SOUNDS ABOUNDS made everything so simple and so perfect!!!
Thank you Everyone!!!
Cristy & Daniel
February 15, 2014

Matt Ammons Rocks!

We worked with Matt Ammons as our DJ and he was AMAZING. We planned our wedding in 5 months, and so we booked our DJ pretty late in the game, about a month or a month and a half out from the wedding. From the start the company was easy to get a hold of on the phone, organized, sent helpful emails. I loved that we could upload all of our information online on our own, including song requests, etc. Our wedding was in Evanston, which is where we live, and Matt was willing to drive up and meet us in Park Ridge (a middle ground between us and Naperville), which I thought was super accommodating. The day of the wedding he was incredibly professional, kept everything running smoothly, and was easy to work with. I HIGHLY recommend him.

DJ-5 Stars

 

Kathryn and Ken
November 16, 2013

We help our clients secure their financial future.

Sounds abound did a phenomenal job at our black tie recognition dinner. Kyle chose the music perfectly for our group! We rented the photo book and that was a blast! The DJ to our surprise and delight incorporated sound affects into the presentation portion of the evening...WOW did that add a fun element. Everyone really had a great time. We will definitely be working with them in the future.

Lori - Effner Financial Group
Northwestern Mutual

Picking a DJ and the company was a BIG decision for us as this is one of the important key elements to a wedding. Using Sounds Abound was a GREAT choice. They were extremely professional and right to the point. They had ALL we were looking for and more.

Our DJ for the night was Matt Ammons. He did a awesome job and I was VERY grateful to have him for the BIGGEST day/night for my husband and I. He kept the night right on schedule and there was not a moment the dance floor was empty.

For future engaged couples out there, please take this advice from a previous Bride to Be, choose Sounds Abound for your night and you WILL NOT regret it. Also if Matt is available on your night, CHOOSE HIM!! He is good at what he does and has the night perfect down to a "T".

You as the couple have sooo much going on as it is and being pulled in a lot of directions, this is a person and company you can trust for your big night.

Thanks Matt and Sounds Abound for making our so wonderful and unforgettable.

John and Megan Maropoulos

Megan and John
November 9, 2013

We used Sounds Abound for our local cocktail reception at Silver Lakes in August 2013. Many of our friends have used this company and they are ALWAYS a hit! You can pick your DJ, meet with them prior to the event and they are all very professional and efficient. Our dance floor was busy the whole night, except one song we later learned was requested ha ha. Maybe don't allow guests to request- lesson learned!!

Krystal and Matthew
August 17, 2013

We used Sounds Abounds as the DJ company for our wedding. Tony Ho was the DJ we selected. He was great! We had them provide the ceremony and reception music. They provide helpful advise and the website is easy to use. People were on the dance floor all night and that was what we wanted!

They have an easy to use website to put in the music you want and don't want. We added the uplighting into the package, and if it is in your budget I would suggest adding it. It makes the space elegant and cozy.

Roberta and Brendan
December 31, 2013

We booked Sounds Abound about a week before our wedding when we panicked and realized that the IPod DJ thing was completely stressing us out. We worked with Rufus. In the week that we had him, I had multiple hour long conversations with him where he ran through every detailed question that would make our wedding work. I didnt have answers to many of the questions, and asked him for help coming up with ideas. He was completely ok with this and we used his suggested songs for a number of the exits & entrances. He was also very calm and balanced when another vendor sent an email that was mildly insulting to him. He did not react at all (even though I was somewhat outraged on his behalf) but had a productive conversation with the other vendor. On the day of, everything went smoothly and he read our crowd very well. When he asked if he should play some of the Russian music I had provided, I said no, thinking that my friends and family were kinda done dancing. A little later, as the dance floor was dying down, he decided to play it anyway, and I was absolutely wrong - it brought everyone to the dance floor. Overall, the experience was outstanding esp. given the short notice and I absolutely never regretted going the route of having a full DJ experience.

Mila and Steven
September 29, 2013

Wedding on Jan 4th 2014

My fiance/wife and I could not have had a better experience! We had Tony Ho as our DJ. He was on-time and extremely professional. In addition to his courtesy to guests requests and attention to detail, it does not begin to describe the way he kept the party going the ENTIRE NIGHT! We have had nothing but rave reviews of our wedding/music and how it was the BEST they have ever been to. I myself was amazed how the dance floor was packed all evening. Tony had worked a few of our friends' weddings in the past with the same results. I have since recommended him for two weddings that will be taking place in the next year.

If you want a great time/event and a packed dance floor...book Tony Ho and Sounds Abound!!

Kenny and Carla
D-N-A

Thank you Tony, for doing such a fantastic job. Everybody had a great time!

Eva - EN Engineering Holiday Party

Eva - EN Engineering Holiday Party
January 10, 2014

Planning made EASY!

I used Sounds Abound for my dad's 70th Surprise party in December. Thankfully, Kyle was discreet in both our planning and day of the event. Within moments of me telling him my dad was en route, he had 75 people patiently and quietly waiting in the designated area of the room- I was so impressed. The music started at the perfect time (just after 'Surprise')and didn't stop all night! From cocktail hour, to dinner and beyond- he hit all the music on the head. Additionally, when my dad requested a few older songs he was sure they wouldn't have, Kyle reached into his extensive library and had ALL OF THEM! I was thrilled with Sounds Abound and so was my dad!

Anastasia FitzSimons-Father's 70th Birthday
December 14, 2013

Two Thumbs Up!

My husband and I met and married in the South. However he is from the Chicagoland area, so this called for a second reception so his family and friends could join in the festivities! Sounds Abound came reccomended and we found out why. Matt Ammons was our DJ and he was fantastic! His work ethic was incredible. Before the party officially started he made sure that the party would go exactly how we wanted. The party was nothing short of successful and Matt played a huge part in making the night so much fun! Not to mention we also had the photo booth for additional entertainment and it was a hit. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend Sounds Abound to anyone!! 🙂

Bethany and Dillon Napoleon
November 30, 2013

Sounds Abound helped make our wedding reception truly amazing.  Matt helped keep the dance floor full and rocking the entire night!  The time flew by and people didn't want to leave the dance floor.  People continue to comment about how great the music was and how they have never been at a wedding where the dance floor was so packed the entire night! Matt was great to work with and Sounds Abound made the planning process extremely smooth and stress free.  I would recommend Matt and Sounds Abound to anyone who is planning their wedding.  It was one of the best choices we made during our entire planning process!  Thanks Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding reception a night we will never forget!

Megan and David
June 29, 2013

International ocean liner shipping company

We had our Holiday Party for 2013 on Friday December 13, 2013. Tony was our DJ and the fact that he was there before we were was impressive and just a sample of the great music and atmosphere he created for the remainder of the night. Sounds Abound and Tony tuned it into a fantastic party and celebration. This company is great and they were making sure that all of our needs were met from the beginning. Thank you and great job!!

Sylvester - Hapag/Lloyd corporate Event
Hapag-Lloyd America, Inc

Key West Destination Wedding

For my wedding on 10.20.2013 Kyle Overbey was our DJ and he did an AMAZING job. He kept the dance floor full the entire night! In fact, it was so crowded, everyone barely fit onto it. He did such a great job reading the crowd and playing all of the right songs that our guests are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. Kyle had an excellent idea of how to conclude the night in a truly magical way. My new husband and I ended the evening dancing to one of our favorite songs surrounded in a circle by all of our family and friends on the dance floor. Our wedding was so much fun that I woke up the next morning ready to plan our vow renewals and I know we’ll use Sounds Abound again!

Rachel and Kyle
October 20, 2013

We just got married a week ago and it was amazing! Kyle and Nico did the best job! Kyle also DJed my sister's wedding and I would absolutely recommend him to my friends who are getting married. They knew exactly what songs to play when to keep the party going and they completely organized the reception and kept me stress free. Can't thank you guys enough!

Ashlin and Javier Ponte
December 7, 2013

Jason, Thank you for DJing our wedding! We had an amazing time and our guests never stopped dancing. You even rocked at thinking on your feet because I forgot some details! You're awesome!

Ashley and Ben
September 21, 2013

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful

Sounds Abound really made our wedding reception a fabulous event! They kept in contact during the planning process. The online planning tools were very easy to use.I schedule an appointment to meet with them before the wedding but ended up not being able to make it. Our DJ was more than happy to meet with me over the phone. Our DJ was Kyle and he was phenomenal. He was very professional. He kept the evening rolling without being over bearing or pushy. He listened to my husband and I and our guests. He played great song after great song. Our guests were on the dance floor all night. Overall everyone I contacted at Sounds Abound was easy to work with and straight forward. We could not be happier!!!

Anna and Wes Strohbehn
November 30, 2013

We used Sounds Abound for our MC/DJ, Photo booth and Up-lighting- and they did a fantastic job with all three. The venue looked amazing with the very professional and elegant looking up-lighting. The photo booth was so much fun, and the attendant made sure everyone had a good time taking the silly photos. But the best service provided by Sounds Abound was the DJ. We chose Rufus for our MC and he was amazing. My husband and I have very different tastes in music, and had an extremely mixed crowd at the wedding. Somehow, Rufus kept the dance floor full all night, and managed to make everyone happy. Our guests mentioned that they have never seen so many people dancing and having fun at a wedding before, and we have Rufus to thank. He made sure the night went smoothly, and choreographed the whole event to perfection!

Marianne and Aaron
November 30, 2013

Sounds Abound is a top-rated and very professional company to work with.

We are from Michigan. We decided to get married in Illinois close to my (Kathleen's) mom and family. I interviewed a couple other dj companies and decided to go with Sound's Abound based on their website, and after speaking to a representative and feeling comfortable with them on the phone. Jeff Wells was our dj and exceeded our expectations at the reception. We didn't have to worry about anything! He had it all under control. The standard lighting package was perfect, didn't need an upgrade. I highly recommend this company without hesitation!

Thomas & Kathleen
November 30, 2013

A Packed Dance Floor with Wonderful Memories

Sounds Abound always responded to questions immediately and never left me hanging. We chose the option to have an MC and assistant DJ, which I would highly recommend. Rufus was our MC. The night ran smoothly, starting with our ceremony, which Rufus followed my directions to a tee with the music. The rest of the night I didn't have to worry about the order of events, because he had everything taken care of. Rufus packed the dance floor the entire night, and as the very last song played everyone was still on the dance floor and couldn’t believe that the time had flew by so fast. After my wedding, people kept telling me they haven't danced that much in years! One friend even told me she danced so much she was sore for over a week! Another friend said it was on his list of “Top 10 Days of All Time.” Everyone had so much fun on the dance floor, aged 2 to 70!!!! I highly recommend Sounds Abound and Rufus, if you want a stress free DJ company, an eclectic mix of music and night of fun with no worries!

Lisa & Derek
September 21, 2013

Jason, Thank you for the great job you did at our wedding. We had a great time! Our guests kept commenting on what a great job you did.

Several people stated at breakfast on ?Sunday that their feet still hurt from dancing!

Thanks again!

Diana and Ryan
November 11, 2013

Sounds About was great to work with! They were professional and timely with all of the response. Matt was our DJ and everyone raved about how much fun he was. He had everyone on the dance floor for the first song and no one left! We gave him very little direction and he was able to pull a great mix of music, even with us changing things the night before. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Matt in particular!

Stephanie and Jason
November 2, 2013

Rufus rocks!  He kept the reception moving, kept the bride and groom on track and followed the suggested play list.  I'm sure he added some of his own choices and that was great as well.  Our daughter wanted to have a fun night with people on the dance floor and Rufus was a huge part in helping to make that happen.  The night was the night she always imagined it to be.  And much of the credit goes to Rufus for that.
At the end of the evening, I was hoping for another occasion to have a dance party so we could work with Rufus again.  Thank you so much, Rufus and Sounds Abound.

Terri (MOB) - Melissa and Neil
November 16, 2013

Kyle Freed DJ'd for my daughters 16th family and friends birthday party and he was fantastic! We loved him! He was fun and professional. He was set up early, he accommodated all requests & he helped with cleaning up at the end of the evening! Seriously, it doesn't get better than this! I would use Sounds Abound and Kyle again in a heartbeat! thank you!

Lori (Mother) - Haley's Sweet 16 Party
November 11, 2013

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

Matthew and Jillian Love
November 16, 2013

Excellent in all areas!

Kyle Overby was the DJ for our October 19, 2013 wedding and we couldn't be happier with him and everyone we had contact with at Sounds Abound. I spent a great deal of time researching DJs and when I took to Facebook to ask friends for recommendations more than 10 friends suggested Sounds Abound! Couples getting married will spend hours researching potential vendors, but the only call they need to make for DJ and Photo Booth services is to Sounds Abound.

We initially met with Jeff Wells, who was great to work with. He took to the time to explain to us the options available and work with us to create a package that fit our needs and budget. At no time did we feel pressured. Any questions we had were promptly answered and they stayed in regular contact with us.

We loved using the online planner to add songs for introductions and the must play list. Although we didn't add any songs to the "Do Not Play List" it's a great option. We were also able to add songs and the type of music we wanted played at dinner.

I met with Kyle a few weeks before the wedding to finalize details and go over names, and I knew we had made a great decision in selecting him. He had some great suggestions, like playing the Blackhawks Goal Horn as my husband and I were walking out as we chose Chelsea Dagger as our introduction song. He was organized and took care to make sure the evening ran smoothly.

Most importantly, he read the crowd and played music to keep the dance floor packed all night! We are still receiving compliments from friends and family that the music played at our wedding was the best of any wedding they had attended. There is no better compliment than that!

The Photo Booth was a big hit as well! Guests of all ages enjoyed visiting and we are thrilled to have not only hard copies of all the photos, but also a disc with them as well.

Thank you to Jeff, Kyle and Sounds Abound for making our wedding a truly memorable experience!

Suzanne & Kristopher Chlapecka
October 19, 2013
We had Keith as our DJ for our wedding this past Saturday. We just wanted to let everyone know how great of a job he did and how satisfied we were. The dance floor was packed all night long for almost every song. He stuck to our requests and did a great job of playing a mixture of music. We will definitely recommend him and Sounds Abound to our family and friends!
Thanks again!
Katie and John
November 16, 2013

DJ Made Our Wedding Day a BLAST!!!

On their website we were able to see "example videos" of each DJ's work. We booked Keith Talaga from Sounds Abound Entertainment for our Wedding Reception. Sounds Abound replies fairly quickly and is very professional. Keith even scheduled a call a week before the wedding to go over our expectations. Earlier that week, I had sent Keith my detailed timeline and I can tell he went over it and didn't just brush it off. Day of the wedding he came early and on time to set up. He was great at making announcements and introductions (very energetic)!! He definitely made our big day a blast! We used the online portal to pick songs we liked, but sometimes its difficult to think of ALL the songs you love! Keith played some songs that were not on our online portal - which was GREAT because he was able to get a great feel of the crowd and just knew what to play in order to keep the party going! Everyone was talking about how awesome our DJ was and how much fun they had. We have absolutely no complaints about Keith or Sounds Abound! THANK YOU SO MUCH KEITH!!! - Janice and Joe

Janice and Joe
October 12, 2013

Jason Yach was the dj for our wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club. Jason did a great job, and was extremely easy to work with. He followed our playlist selections, but also included songs that we did not think to include. The dance floor was never empty!

Several of our guests said the following:"Your dj was great!", "My feet are killing me, because I danced so much.", and "You had a great variety of music."
Several people also commented on how neat the "dancing with the stars effect" looked. We could not have asked for a better response from our guests.

Sounds Abound also provided several other services for our wedding, which included uplighting, dancing with the stars, and the photo booth. Everything turned out great. There was always a line for the photo booth. We would highly recommend the company Sounds Abound, and Jason Yach as a dj. You will not be disappointed!

Diana and Ryan
November 9, 2013

Best Vendor of the Night!

We have nothing but good things to say about our DJ, Kevin Vance, he was the best vendor of the day.

We met with Kevin a couple weeks before the wedding to walk through our request and what we wanted our night to be. To say he fulfilled our expectations is an understatement.

Kevin touched base with us before the ceremony , after and throughout the night to make sure we were having a good time and if we needed anything. I think they even brought us drinks!

He was an engaging DJ, getting everyone on the floor, playing games but not in a cheesy way or over the top.

We would recommend Kevin to anyone and everyone. He was pleasure to work with and made our night the best night ever.

Mike & Kaylyn Mahoney
September 14, 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.

Casey Livingston (Mother) - Will's Bar Mitzvah
November 9, 2013

Jeff, Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! From the first time we met with you we knew we had no need to worry about the reception music! Working with you and Sounds Abound was one of our best decisions we made in the planning process. Thank you for making our night one that we will never forget! And our guests too! 🙂

Michelle and Nic
October 12, 2013

I just wanted to let you guys know what a great job Keith did at my wedding. Everyone loved the music 🙂 I was a little nervous I didn't talk to Keith much before the wedding (totally my fault) but everything was great and seamless 🙂 thank you guys so much again!

Marla and Eddie
October 18, 2013

Tony, you and your partner did amazing. You took the music we love and turned it into a playlist that everyone could enjoy. I can tell you spent a lot of time ensuring that the songs we wanted fit the situation. The dance floor kept moving all night. You are a consummate professional.

I wish you the best of luck and will for sure recommend Sounds Abound, the same as I was recommended to you from my cousin.

Erik and Bethany
November 9, 2013

There's never a bad party with Sounds Abound!

For the 4th year, Gregg Eisel has provided the a/v for the Sleep Out Saturday Rally. With a parking lot filled with over 1,000 young people, he keeps them entertained before the program and never misses a beat with the correct slide at the right time and the right music selection to keep the party going. This rally is extremely important to Bridge Communities and I wouldn't trust the night to anyone by Gregg at Sounds Abound. Thank you

Jennie Gates-Bridge Communities
November 2, 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!

Dennis(Father) - Madeleine's Bat Mitzvah
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We just had our wedding and Ernesto was our DJ. At our first initial meeting with Ernesto, he listened to our ideas, gave suggestions and knew exactly what kind of music we were interested in to make our wedding a success. At the reception, the dance floor was jam packed and that's exactly what we envisioned for our day. We've been to many weddings and have never been to one where first song, the dance floor was filled and stay filled until the very end. Everyone keeps talking about how much fun they had and that they were sore from dancing. We had an absolute blast and didn't want it to end. Ernesto made our day very memorable!

Michael and Lisa
October 25, 2013

We had a great experience with Sounds Abound for our October wedding, with Rufus as our DJ. The dance floor was packed all night! The Sounds Abound planning tool was very helpful in thinking through the event and picking songs. We were able to plan our entire wedding with Rufus over the phone/email, which was very convenient as we live and work downtown, and had a very short engagement. He was very thorough in the planning process - we talked through every part of the day, rehearsed name pronunciation, and tracked down some obscure songs we wanted. Rufus played songs that reflected our requests and personalities, and knew how to respond to the crowd to keep the party going. He was pleasant to work with and was one of the reasons the night was so fun!

Dan and Kimberly
October 26, 2013

Awesome

Matt did a wonderful Job with our wedding making it a great day for my wife and I. We couldn't thank him enough for the job that he did, I would recommend Sounds a bound and Matt to anyone that was looking for a DJ and a good time. Also I would like to thank the guys that worked the photo booth that did an awesome job it was also a huge hit at our wedding! Thanks again to everyone.

Bobby and Nicole Gallagher
October 20, 2013

Hello- We just wanted to take the chance to say thank you so much to Tony Ho and all of Aounds Abound. Tony and his assistant did such an amazing job even though I didn't give him much direction. Everyone has told me how we had the best music of any wedding they have been too and everyone had such a great time dancing. We really appreciate how hard Tony worked for us and will recommend Sounds Abound to our family and friends.
Thank you!

Bridgette and Brendan
October 19, 2013
Thanks for doing such a great job for us on Friday night!  I hope to work with you again in the future.  We like to support Huskie employers 🙂
Thanks again,
Amy
Amy (Associate Director of NIU Alumni Relations)
October 25, 2013

You did a fantastic job at our wedding. We wanted to thank you for all of your hard work and making sure everything went so smoothly. We are still getting compliments on how great the music and dancing was and we have even had a few requests on how to get a soundtrack of the wedding!

 

Again great job and thank you very much

Pete and Jackie
September 21, 2013

I seriously could have not had a better dj! Kyle was amazing! He had everyone on the dance floor! He played great music. Everyone still keeps telling me how much fun my wedding was!!! And honestly it's all because of the music!!!! Best dj ever and so affordable. I love sounds abound!!!!! Thank you guys so much! You made my wedding so memorable! Just what I wanted when it came to the everything involving music ! Plus the party give aways was an awesome idea!!!

Sabrina and Adam
August 1, 2013

I will be saying the same thing that everyone else has...Sounds Abound is incredible! We were able to hand pick our DJ and see some of his work before booking. We chose to go with Kyle and I couldn't be happier. He was very friendly and genuinely loves his job. We met with him twice and I felt at ease that our party would be fantastic. He kept us on track throughout the night. They provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and uplighting for the reception. The dance floor was full the whole night. He got out on the dance floor to teach our guests the Cupid Shuffle. Even the assistant (Tony) was dancing behind the table! He used our must-play list to create a perfect dance party. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound for any bride!

Tracy and Jason
August 3, 2013

Kyle did an amazing job! He really kept the dancing going. Everyone had a great time! I'd recommend him in a heartbeat!

Kati & Nicholas
June 22, 2013
Just to let you know my wife and I want to thank Kyle and his assistant for helping us to have the best wedding ever for our daughter Mindy and son-in-law Matt.
He was a great DJ and want to thank him for taking every worry we had away by keeping things moving and keeping the evening moving forward without a hitch.  I was amazed that the dance  floor was still packed at midnight.
Great job by your staff.
Brian and DruAnn (Parents of Bride)
June 8, 2013

You guys did a great job from the initial set up to the final steps of being at the reception on time and responding to our requests and making us feel relaxed.

Keith and Jennifer Brown
October 19, 2013

Kyle and his partner were excellent DJs at our wedding! They were very professional and everything turned out even better than I expected! They played great music and everybody was on the dance floor. I cannot say enough good things about Sounds Abound 🙂

Shannon and Tony Plazibat
August 31, 2013

Excellent service on corporate event!

Gregg and his counterpart recently DJ'ed for a high end, corporate recognition event that we had downtown. They were very prepared, quick to adapt to change and ensured that everything ran very smoothly. Their creativity in music selection for the cocktail hour and distribution of awards were enjoyed by all 150+ attendees. I would highly recommend them.

Jackie - Cygnus Business Media
October 16, 2013

Jason,  Thank you so much for a great night.  The dance floor was constantly packed and everyone had a great time.  The song choices were excellent as well.  We received so many compliments about you and we echo that sentiment.  You did a fantastic job and we couldn't have been happier with how everything went.  Thanks again for making our special night even more special.  We've got some friend's weddings coming up in the near future and we'll be sure to drop your name and provide a great review/recommendation as well.  Thanks again!

Holly and Ryan
October 12, 2013

Matt Ammons was a phenomenal dj! He did an awesome job of reading the people at the wedding and ensuring the night went smoothly. We would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone! The photo booth was also a huge hit with guests and our album turned out awesome! Thanks for making our special day even more amazing!

Jeni and John Moe
July 6, 2013

Fabulous!

Kyle Overby was our DJ. Friends of ours had him as their DJ a couple years ago, and we remembered how great he was, so we went straight to the source when it was our turn.

He was amazing. My favorite thing about Sounds Abounds, was not only their attentiveness to us, but the fact that we could choose all of our songs online and create a playlist.

I had many requests for both the ceremony and reception and Kyle was very accommodating.

Not only was he on top of things, but he was great at the wedding. It was an absolute blast. Our guests continue to talk about what a great DJ he was, there was never 1 point during the entire wedding that there was not a group of people dancing on the dance floor, it was a giant party! I'd recommend Kyle to be your wedding DJ any time, this company overall is fantastic.

Joanna and Justin
October 12, 2013

An amazing night!

Our wedding was on Saturday September 21st. We used sounds Abound for our uplighting, photobooth and Dj. I could not have been more happy with how everything turned out. We received so many compliments on everything!! For the DJ, we had the privilege of working with Matt Ammons. Words cannot describe how professional and knowledgable he was. I had an extremely large wedding party. He was able to get everyone in line and tell them what to do, where to be, etc. It helped me tremendously because it was one less thing I had to worry about. Not to mention the music itself set the party mood perfectly. I would definitely recommend Matt and Sounds Abound services to anyone and already have!

Samantha and Christopher
September 21, 2013

Best DJ Ever!!

I cannot say enough good things about the work that Sounds Abound did to make our wedding amazing!!!

Booking was easy and their prices are incredibly reasonable. We went with the 2 DJ package and were very pleased with the results.

We wanted our bridal party to each have their own "entrance," which Sounds Abound was happy to do. Kyle made sure that each person/couple was introduced and that the right music was played, and even helped us create a special entrance for ourselves based on our favorite pro wrestler!

As the night went on the music just kept getting better! Kyle and Nico really knew how to read the room and were able to play what made people dance!! If something wasn't working they were able to smoothly transition into a new song to entice people back to the dance floor. They also helped us with some fun special dances like the anniversary dance and new classics like the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide.

Again, can't say enough great things! Everyone was dancing all night and we got so many compliments from friends young and old about the music. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best night ever!!

Jessica and Eddie Chamberlain
October 4, 2013

Tony Ho is the best!

We would HIGHLY recommend Tony. The dance floor was filled all night long with guests of all ages. He called me before the wedding to get to know our music styles and how to pronounce everyone's names correctly (which I really appreciated). He was so much fun and definitely played to the crowd. I've had several guests mention how great the music was at our wedding. We've been to a few weddings since ours and no DJ has even compared to Tony!

Lauren & David Hefling
August 3, 2013

Rufus...we loved you!

Sounds Abound was the very best choice for DJ needs for our wedding. Rufus was a true gentlemen and a party starter all at the same time. He's got a great vibe for just the right music for all parts of the wedding. Slow music, the dance-able and everything in between. Thank you, Rufus for being such an important part of our wedding day.

Kristen Lia and Tim Mensinga
September 27, 2013

We just wanted to thank Craig Mohler for the great job he did with our wedding. We had a meeting with Craig about a month before our wedding to discuss the details and a follow-up phone call the week of the wedding. We felt we connected with Craig and he understood what type of music we wanted played during cocktails, dinner, and for dancing. He was always there to answer our questions and kept the night moving along on time. Everyone had a great time. We had a great experience with Sounds Abound and would recommend them in the future.
Thanks again Craig!

Linda and Sergio Senese
September 21, 2013

My husband and I used Sounds Abound for our wedding a few weeks ago and they were great. Our DJ was Larry Merkel and he was AMAZING!!! Larry was easy to get along with and had great music suggestions. The dance floor was full all night long, which was something very important to us. Everyone that we have talked to has said that the DJ was great and people had a blast. Larry contacted us a few times before our big day and made sure that that all the details were in place (name pronunciations, dances, cake cutting, entrances, etc) I would highly recommend using SOunds Abound for any DJing needs. They are very professional and know what the are doing. We also used this company for our uplighting and Photo Booth. The people that did the lighting were wonderful. They had plenty of color options and could even match the lights to our wedding colors. The Photo Booth was alright. It was a huge hit with our guests, but we wouldn't recommend spending the extra money on the attendant to put the book together. It did not turn out like we had planned. Overall, Sounds Abound is a great company, and I would definitely use them again in the future.

Julie and Erik Schneider
October 5, 2013

Our Wedding

Tony Ho did a wonderful job as a DJ for our wedding. We had seen videos of him on the Sounds Abound website and wanted to have him at our wedding.

I've never seen so many people on the dance floor for an entire wedding, which is exactly what I was hoping for. We had given him recommended songs, but knew he was the expert to change things up and make sure that everyone was having a great time. We were really pleased with Tony and with Sounds Abound for our wedding and would definitely recommend them to other people looking for DJs for an event. Thank you so much. 🙂

I will send along any photos that I get, as soon as I get them back from the photographer!

Kristy and Nick Boulos
September 28, 2013

Great Job

Kyle did an amazing job for our wedding. My parents love to complain about DJs at weddings, and they couldn't even come up with one thing to complain about! The guys were super fun, very organized, and really made the night go smoothly. Great music selection, and Kyle was available for my countless emails with prompt answers to everything. They really blended in well with our group too, which was a nice change of pace at a wedding. Thanks for giving us a wonderful reception!

Allison and James Lemke
September 21, 2013

Brian Keck was our DJ for our wedding in September. Brian was great through the whole process. He made sure that we were on the same page with the day's events including the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He checked in with us multiple times during the wedding to make sure everything was going the way we wanted. He did a wonderful job of making sure things were running smoothly and on time during our reception. He also seemed to completely understand the type of music we liked. Our dance floor was jam packed during the entire reception. We could not have been happier with Brian. Everything was perfect! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Brian Keck.

Megan and Vince
September 21, 2013

Sounds Abound always responded to questions immediately and never left me hanging. They have a wedding planning portal that allows you to put all the details to your wedding down and request songs you want to MUST play and rate other songs you like, which gives the DJ a good idea about what kind of music you want to hear. We chose the option to have an MC and assistant DJ, which I would highly recommend. The night ran smoothly and I didn't have to worry about the order of events because they had everything taken care of. Rufus was my MC and he had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! After my wedding, people kept telling me they haven't danced that much in years! One friend even told me she danced so much she was sore for over a week! Now that made me smile because everyone was enjoying themselves on the dance floor, aged 2 to 70!!!! I highly recommend Sounds Abound and Rufus if you want an eclectic mix of music and night of fun with no worries!

Lisa and Derek
September 21, 2013

Matt Ammons did a wonderful job at my wedding! He took the time to get the tricky Arabic names down pat, was helpful with last minute changes, and ensured smooth transitions throughout the night. He knew when to play a slow song to give the young crowd a break and let the older couples take the dance floor, then got everyone dancing afterwards with classic old songs like Shout! And the Twist. When a song we requested did not go over with the crowd he played it long enough to give my husband and I time to show off our moves but short enough to get back to a song that everyone enjoyed. We had an amazing time and many people came up to us or our parents remarking how this was the most fun wedding they had ever attended. Even weeks later people we don't even know or who weren't at the wedding are telling us how they heard our wedding was spectacular from our common friends. Thank you Sounds Abount and Matt Ammons for making our special day even better!

Amanda and Imed
September 27, 2013

Jeff, just wanted to say thank you for the great job on Saturday!! Everyone loved the music and the dance floor was always packed! We had a great time and will recommend you to our friends in the future.

Tracy & Tim
October 5, 2013

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!

Nicole and Ben
September 28, 2013

Working with Kevin as our wedding DJ was a pleasure. From the first email he was responsive, prepared, and professional. His pre-wedding music instructions made it easy to personalize our day so I didn’t feel like just another wedding. He not only played great music, but helped with organization the entire day. At the wedding, he worked very well with our coordinator and photographer. He made the night flow very smoothly by announcing to the crowd what was coming next and also by letting people know when they were needed for toasts, first dances, and other events. Kevin was in charge of our timeline and he never went off schedule. He truly made this a memorable day for me and all of our guests. I highly recommend Kevin for your next event.

Sheena & Jason Stahl
May 18, 2013

Our DJ was Tony Ho, and he did a phenomenal job all around.

We were very pleased with his work and most importantly, the way he sounded on the microphone. He did a great Job of always knowing where the bride and groom were at all times, even when the groom couldn't find his bride in the sea of 300 people on the dance floor.

But he definitely made the night go exactly how we planned.

Thank you very much!

TJ and Luke Cassidy
July 20, 2013

Keith Talaga from Sounds Abound might be the best wedding DJ in America. We gave Keith pretty simple instructions - keep everyone dancing.

Mission Accomplished. We received more complements about our DJ than any other vendor, and it was easy to see why. Keith kept the dance floor full, and we had a great reception because of him.

Leading up to the wedding, Keith and Sounds Abound were great to work with. They have very user friendly online song databases, and Keith made himself available after work hours to meet with us. He was well prepared for the big day and executed all of our special requests without missing a beat.

Finally, Keith was just a great person. He listened, was kind, and helped calm the bride down. He was my favorite vendor to meet with.

Cassie and Jimmy
August 31, 2013

The company that makes corporate events fun and your business look great!

All the Sounds Abound staff are top professionals, know how to work a crowd, creating excitement or focus, whenever necessary. Thank you for another wonderful job at this event, that is so important to the business community in the Downers Grove area.

Laura Crawford - Downers Grove Area Chamber of Commerce
September 27, 2013

Kyle Overbey was our dj for our September wedding! Kyle couldn't have been anymore perfect for our group of crazy friends and family. He got the party started and kept it going all night long. Even when the dance floor got a little empty (because of our photo booth) Kyle got everyone back up there. Kept playing hit after hit and request after request and it was the most amazing wedding! Friends kept coming up to me saying "this dj is amazing" and that was so awesome to hear! Kyle made our wedding party unforgettable!!!!

Oh yeah and that's me in the air during Queen.... We are crazy lolol

Thanks again Kyle you were wonderful!!

Sara and Matthew Barth
September 27, 2013

My wife Andrea and I would like to thank everyone at Sounds Abound for helping us make our wedding a success! We would like to especially thank our DJ, "Larry" for helping us make our wedding day that much more memorable; especially, after our outside wedding was rained out! We also would like to thank the owner Ken for helping us through the initial process!  My wife and I heard from some friends of ours that had used Sounds Abound and I myself actually was at a wedding that used the owner, Ken's son Kyle as their DJ!  Our DJ, Larry was extremely easy to work with!  We met twice with Larry and Finalized last minute details right up to the wedding!  Larry knows his music too! We liked how he showed us that he actually cared about making this day that much more special for us! He was great at making everyone get out on the dance floor and his voice was perfect for making all our announcements! We would recommend Sounds Abound to everyone! Thanks again guys for a job well done!SAMSUNG

Bobby and Andrea Paetkae
June 21, 2013

Gregg Eisel did a fantastic job at our wedding. Through all the planning, he was great to work with and offered his time and ideas to make the day perfect. From the cermony to the end of the reception he kept everything in order. When it was time to dance our guest couldnt get enough of it. The dance floor was packed the entire night and we are still getting compliments. Thanks again for everything.

Pete & Jackie Priede
September 21, 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!

Victoria & Matt De Paulo

Sounds Abound Entertainment contributed immensely to the success of our Reunion with their great repertoire and presentation of danceable '50s and '60s music as well as its unique photo booth, taking us back to the days of the dime store photos. We very much appreciate their working with us early in the planning process and following up and following through without a hitch. Thanks from all of us.

Morton High School Class of 1957 Reunion Committee
September 14, 2013

You guys did an amazing job!!!!!!!!!! KYLE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! he had everyone on the dance floor all night long! I have gotten more compliments on our dj than anything else!!!! thank you for making out night so special!!!!

Nicole and Aaron Daverin
September 20, 2013

Matt Ammons made our reception an incredible moment in not just our lives but our family and friends as well. We are from Austin,Texas and had our wedding in IL. Being that we are from out of town you could imagine how difficult that made the planning. I met with Matt once with my mom and sister. In just that one meeting he clearly understood exactly what we wanted. Everyone was on the dance floor all night having a BLAST! It smelled horrible on he floor full of smelly sweaty friends and family enjoying themselves!! When it was time for a break they went to the photo booth! He made our night thank you so much Matt! HIGHLY recommended!

Emily and Alex Rowe
August 16, 2013

Go Tony Ho fo' sho!

We had a wonderful experience with Sounds Abound from start to finish. Our very first meeting with a DJ Entertainment company was with Jeff Wells for Sounds Abound and we left with a great impression. He was super professional and made us feel comfortable; he sold us on his company without saying anything negative about other local companies or making us feel like we had to make a decision right then, which we found to be the case when we did meet with a couple of other companies. Based on the video clips that Sounds Abounds posted of their DJs we chose Tony Ho as our DJ for the night and we are so glad that we did! He was really accessible and answered any questions that we had prior to the reception and even called us a few days before just so that we could all chat and go over everything one last time. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and we had so many friends and family members tell us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to, seriously, this guy is good!

Katie and Kevin Kremer
September 7, 2013

Tony made our night!

Our August wedding at Two Brothers Roundhouse was amazing! We had an idea for some music, but told Tony Ho that he can use his experience and ideas to shape the night. Everything from the ceremony through the last song went so well! The music choices were perfect for us and our friends. We have had so many compliments on what a great time people had, and they credited much of that to the DJ. One of my favorite parts of the night was everyone singing to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song during dinner, which is something I would never have thought of! Thanks for providing such easy planning services and a great DJ for the night!

Rachel & Lane
August 24, 2013

Tony is the best in the business!!!

I have had the luxury of attending many weddings and by far and away Tony is the greatest. He gets everyone on the dance floor and his excitement really sets the tone for the party. I would recommend him to anyone that is having a wedding reception or a party. If you are looking for a good time call Sounds Abound and ask for Tony Ho to be your dj, he will knock it out of the park!!

Michael & Delphine Nicoletti
August 16, 2013

Dj & photo booth

We had such an amazing wedding and soundsabound and their wonderful personnel really made an impact on how smooth and fun the day was! From Jeff, at the office, who took his time and was so kind and professional; to our amazing dj Ernesto who customized the music and keep our dance floor packed! The photo booth was such an added bonus for our guest and us! The props, attendant and the pictures at the end of the night from all our guest really help us relive out special day! If you are looking for a great, professional, locally owned and operated company to help you with all of your wedding needs then I recommend going with soundsabound!!! Thanks again to everyone at soundsabound for making our wedding so special!!! 🙂

Jennifer & Jason
September 1, 2013

Tony Ho is awesome!

We picked Tony after hearing him at a friend's wedding. My husband and I both agreed that our friend's wedding was a hit because of Tony. He did a great job at our wedding too. He was great with planning and he specifically helped me to coordinate a surprise karaoke song for my husband!
As for the wedding, we have a large group of young friends and he kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. Whenever anyone in our circle talks about a wedding, they all say, "Wasn't as good as yours. The music wasn't as good." 🙂

Pam & Eric Simaga
May 4, 2013

Rufus Rocks!

We used Sounds Abound for our wedding on September 14th. I had never used a professional DJ before but we picked SA when they had an Open House this past May and we got a chance to meet/greet the different DJ's and see what they offer. We asked Rufus to be the DJ for our wedding and we couldn't have picked a better person! He was courteous, patient, fun, answered all our questions and extremely helpful when we were trying to choose music. He arrived on-time and the set-up was no problem. Rufus played all the songs we asked him to play and kept our party jumping. We especially appreciated his politeness when other guests asked to have some music played. I didn't want certain music played and when there was any question, Rufus pulled us aside to see how he should proceed. He was great! He kept our reception moving and kept the dance floor full! He seemed to sense when a song didn't work or he needed to change directions. So if you're looking for a great guy to handle your DJ at a wedding or a party, ask for Rufus! We are so glad we did!

Kurt & Julie Wenzel
September 14, 2013

Craig did an amazing job at our wedding. He was so helpful, making sure everything was running smoothly and on time. He let us know when we were running behind which was so helpful. The dance floor did not stopped being packed the entire night. Everyone had a blast. Thanks Craig!

Crystal and Phil
September 7, 2013

Rufus is the best!

With all the planning that comes with a wedding, the DJ and music selection was the easiest and most fun part thanks to our selected DJ, RUFUS! He was so much fun, professional, and promptly got back to me whenever I had a question. His laid back personality and knowledge on every type of music genre was clear from the start. He came prepared and the flow of the music was flawless. He had my guests out dancing on the floor from start to finish!! I highly recommend him! Thanks Rufus 😀

Elyse and Scott
September 7, 2013

We used DJ Keith Talaga for our wedding. He was a recommendation from a friend and we are so glad that we found him. He was responsive to emails and very laid back, yet professional. We met with Keith about a week or so before the wedding and we clicked right off the bat. He had great suggestions for songs to use and even had numerous Italian songs that I wanted to play for my family. He gave us his email and I was emailing his song requests that I forgot to tell him at 11pm the night before the wedding. He was responsive and played everything we wanted. At the wedding, Keith did music during the cocktail hour and reception and he was awesome. He kept the dance floor packed and knew what to do when it started getting empty. We received many compliments on the music and people said it was one of the best times they ever had at a wedding.

Sounds Abounds has a great website in which you can add all your information, song requests, etc. This was a really great feature throughout the planning process. I would definitely recommend using them.

Gina and Kevin
July 13, 2013

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.

Paul and Jennifer Reed
August 31, 2013

100% Completely Satisfied

We could not have been happier with the quality of service our DJ, Brian provided us. He was very thorough in working out the details with us before the wedding and 100% ready to go the day of. Very efficient and easy to get a hold of during the planning process. Brian was professional and showed our guests a wonderful time on the dance floor. We wouldn't use any other DJ in the future and will recommend him to everyone we know!

Brad and Erin Davis
August 31, 2013

If you would like a slice of comfort among the heavy mist of wedding planning stress, do not look any further for your DJ!  Kyle from sounds abound was fantastic for two solid reasons. His caring heart and patient demeanor are two key elements that immediately made you feel like a talented friend was helping you. He provided suggestions, offered help and even provided direct assistance with the online planner!

During the day of the wedding, he set up his equipment very early, brought his notes about our requests and his upbeat personality too! We made last minute changes, and he responded on the spot with cheer and quick thinking!

You can not go wrong with Sounds Abounds and Kyle as your DJ!

Ps..  We purchased the game show hosting segment and loved this too!  We already said that for our next big party, we are calling Kyle at Sounds Abounds!!

By the way, I am a person that expects the best from those I do business with and that is exactly what we received!

Pat and James Pozen
June 20, 2013

Jeff and Sounds Abound was fantastic. They really helped us out of a tight spot. Our original DJ was a family friend who didn't live in the area. He was travelling to the area just to DJ our wedding. Two days before the ceremony, his mother had a massive stroke, so of course he couldn't stay. He talked to Sounds Abound for us, and they were willing and able to step in. We met with Jeff the day before, and he couldn't have been nicer, and our reception went off without a hitch.

Julie and Dan
July 20, 2013

Amazing, organized Event Company

We had Matt Ammons as our DJ for or wedding on August 24th, 2013. He was great to work with from the moment we met him. He met with us and talked about exactly what we wanted for our wedding and music preferences, etc. He was very detail oriented. When it came to the big day, he had everything under control. He did the music for it ceremony and reception. Everything was perfect. The dance floor was filled the entire night! We received so many compliments on the music and Matt! We can't thank him enough for making our wedding so memorable! His assistant was great too. The two of them organized our rowdy wedding party and made sure everything ran smooth all night so we didn't have to worry. We also had uplighting and a photobooth from Sounds Abound. The lighting completed the room and looked fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! The photobooth guys were a blast to work with and or guests loved them! Brandon made everyone want to use the photobooth over and over and because of that our album turned out awesome! I can't thank everyone at Sounds Abound enough including Jeff for answering all my questions! You guys are great!

Lauren and Steve
August 24, 2013

Rufus was great to work with

My husband and I were very happy with Rufus as our DJ for our ceremony and our reception. He really listened to what we wanted and let the music play on its own without interrupting. He paid attention to what our wedding guests enjoyed dancing to and kept everyone dancing the entire night. We were very happy to work with Rufus and glad we chose him from the group.

Gina & Chris
August 17, 2013

Brian Keck and Jake were awesome for my wedding reception at Wrigley Field Rooftop. Brian was very conscious about the venue/setting and my needs (the Bride!). The time flew by, but all our music memories were just perfect. Thank you!

Picture - Father/Daughter Dance!

Julie and Tim Cordes
August 3, 2013

We had Craig as our DJ. He made the night memorable and fun! He was an absolute joy to work with from day one. He understood our vision and our crazy requests. He gave 110% to us and our guests. We heard numerous raving comments about Craig and how the DJ made the night amazing. Our experience with Sounds Abound was wonderful and we'd recommend Craig and the entire company to anyone. We were lucky to have come upon a vendor that allowed us to have a wedding night to remember.

Adam and Katie Jankowski
August 10, 2013

Kyle was great. We have used sounds abound for all our events and they always make the party rock! From sweet 16 to graduations to my moms 80th B-day, they have it all, thanks for being at all our special moments, we will see you soon at other upcoming events.

Baessler Family
August 17, 2013

Sounds Abound was a pleasure to work with! We first met with Ken Overbey several months prior to our event. He took the time to meet with us in person and answered all of our questions. From there, the office kept in regular contact with us throughout the planning process.

Closer to our big day, our fantastic DJ Gregg Eisel met with us in person for 2 hours to go over all the details. He was patient, answered all our questions, and provided great suggestions where we were unsure. He even reviewed pronounciations of our wedding party, and when the big day came, his pronounciations were perfect! Gregg did a wonderful job of catering to our "eclectic" music taste. He was great at switching up styles throughout the night to please a crowd of mixed ages & tastes. Additionally, we appreciated that he used green lighting during our first dances, which coordinated perfectly with our colors! All in all, we couldn't be more pleased with Gregg, and we're so glad we picked him.

As for the photo booth...that was a huge hit as well! The guests loved it and it definitely was a fun feature to have. The photo booth operator was upbeat & friendly and did a great job encouraging guests to take photos.

Thank you Sounds Abound for making our wedding a huge success!

Winnie & Scott
August 17, 2013

We could not have been happier with Tony Ho as our DJ. Tony listened to everything we told him we wanted and followed through completely! Watching our reception video back this week, we heard all the songs that he played during dinner (which you don't hear at the time b/c you are busy talking to your guests). Tony played lots of songs by our favorite bands and music genres. During dancing, we had a few songs on our must-play that were special to our families. Each song was played at the perfect time during the evening. Tony also did a great job at reading the dance floor and keeping everyone dancing the entire evening. Many thanks to Sounds Abound and Tony for helping to make our big day so wonderful!

Sarah and Ryan
August 2, 2013

Where to start with how AMAZING Sounds Abound was! From our first meeting with Jeff Wells we knew this was the right DJ company for our wedding. We choose Matt Ammons as our DJ for our big day, and he went above and beyond. I was very particular about what music was to be played during the cocktail hour and dinner (grooms can be picky too) and Matt took care of all of my requests and got the party started right. Sounds Abound makes sure they know what you want, and stay in contact frequently until the big day in case there are any changes or new requests. Once the dance floor opened, it was never empty! Matt and Tony made sure that all our big requests, as well our guests requests, were all played. And thankfully they have DO NOT PLAY requests, because the last thing I wanted on my wedding day was to hear "Gangnam Style". They both knew when to mix in certain songs/beats and appealed to all of our guests both young and old throughout the night. I would't hesitate at all to recommend Sounds Abound for a wedding or any event that needs a good DJ. Planning a wedding is stressful, and choosing Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons gave us one less thing to worry about. We couldn't be happier with our experience. Thank you to Matt and your entire staff.

Marc and Mallory Dahlquist

Marc and Mallory Dahlquist
March 10, 2013

We couldn't have chosen a better DJ than Tony Ho for our wedding! From the very beginning, he was right on top of everything we wanted for our special day. Tony was always available to answer my questions throughout the wedding planning process and also helped with our timeline for the wedding night. We had several surprises for our guests that Tony helped organize: Greek dancing performance, opera vocalist, brother/bride dance and he even secretly worked with my husband to surprise me with him singing our first dance song! I was very nervous that everything wouldn't go as planned and our DJ made it all happen! We truly had our dream wedding and our DJ was definitely a huge part of that!! If your looking for an upbeat DJ that can get the crowd moving, Tony Ho is your guy!! So look no further, go ahead and book him for your special day!

Thanks Sounds Abound!!

Adam & Nicole
August 10, 2013

Tony Ho did an awesome job as our wedding DJ! He was very organized, responsive, and made us feel totally at ease leading up to the ceremony. He was open to our 'must have' songs and gave great suggestions on what would get the crowd dancing. All of our guests were on the dance floor and loved the music. The photobooth was also a big hit - highly recommend getting a booth with an attendant. Sounds Abound was great to work with.

Adrienne & Ryan Warkins
July 13, 2013

I cannot say enough great things about Sounds Abound. They are accommodating, the DJs are talented, fair pricing and overall above and beyond my expectations. We were contacted by Rufus Cathey from SA who was referred to us by one of our other vendors. After our initial chat on the phone, I had a good feeling and we went to their Naperville studio where we met with Kyle (the owner’s son and also a DJ).

State of the art is a good way to describe them. They showed us their website first and where we can login to view their huge library of music and also how use the music planner. If they don’t have a song, they get it through Spotify (at no cost to you) or you can provide them with a copy. After reviewing their packages, we chose to sign on for a DJ and an MC, and got to choose Rufus for our MC. A few months later we upgraded our package to include more time and even though it was $100 per extra hour, they gave it to us for $75 per extra hour. Kyle was able redraft our contract the same day I contacted him, and we paid our balance the next day.

We met with Rufus two weeks before the wedding to finalize details. He listened to our thoughts and suggestions and offered his own as well. We kept him there past closing time and he was really nice about it.I gave him a USB drive with music for the procession, Bridal entrance, recessional and one “just in case” song on it. They were instrumental classic rock songs. Rufus called both of us a couple days before the wedding to check in with us.

Our wedding was outdoors and Rufus and his assistant set up in the ceremony area so we could have sound there but stayed off to the side so no one really noticed them. At one point, our officiant felt faint from the heat and needed to sit for a moment. Rufus didn’t miss a beat and played the “just in case” song for a few seconds while she recovered. All of the music was right on queue. Our recessional was All You Need Is Love and when those horns started as we shared our first kiss it was magical!

They moved their equipment to the reception area and played a mix of rock, blues and big-band for cocktail hour, and as per my husband’s request, Rufus played Irish Folk music and classic rock during dinner. My husband was very pleased to hear his favorite songs, and I was happy that he played several songs from my favorite band. The music during dinner was so good that guests asked us to hurry up and do the first dance so they could start dancing.

Rufus acted as MC and did the introductions of the bridal party as well as made announcements throughout the night. They took requests, too. Rufus did a great job of making sure the energy stayed where it should all night. At the end of the night (when my guests and I were pretty drunk) he played some 80s and 90s throwbacks that were a lot of fun to dance to. For the very last song, he asked what I wanted to hear and I told him anything by U2. He played The Sweetest Thing 🙂
This is a man who is damn good at his job, and a company well worth your time and money.

Melissa & Kelly
June 15, 2013

It's been over 6 months since we've been married and we have had the chance to see a lot of the people who attended our wedding and the one thing that they always complimented on was how great our DJ, Matt Ammons, was! He played a variety of music with little guidance (we only had about 5 do not plays and 5 must plays I think), and the rest was based on his professional judgement and reading the crowd.

 

Ciara and Jeff
November 10, 2012

Keith, Thank you SO much for being the DJ at our wedding. You did an Amazing Job! Everyone loved the music and had a great time. You made my night when you played "Be Our Guest" while they served dinner! It was Perfect! Please tell everyone else at Sounds Abound how thankful we are too!

Christie & Brandon
June 21, 2013

We had Rufus for our DJ at our wedding, and he was amazing! He helped us before the event pick out songs for the ceremony and reception, and gave us valuable input. We went with Sounds Abound because we wanted professionalism and experience and Rufus had both. The best part was how he was able to feel out the mood of the crowd on the dance floor and pick the right songs at the right moment. We were very pleased!

Carson & Sam Beebe
August 2, 2013
My wife and I want to thank Kyle and his assistant for helping us to have the best wedding ever for our daughter.
He was a great DJ and want to thank him for taking every worry we had away by keeping things moving and keeping the evening moving forward without a hitch.  I was amazed that the dance  floor was still packed at midnight. Great job by your staff.
Brian & DruAnn (Parents) - Mindy & Matt
June 8, 2013

Jeff and Sounds Abound. Thank you so much for your services as DJ at my son's wedding reception. You stepped in during a family emergency and were a real pro. We will be forever grateful. You set the tone at this reception and kept things going smoothly. I appreciate your respect for all of the family.

Sally (MOG) for Julie and Dan
July 20, 2013

The engagement period for soon to be married couples is a hectic time--there is the finding of a venue, the search for the perfect dress, the mathematics of matching the number of bridesmaids to the number of groomsmen, and not to mention how did our guest list get so big and this one day is going to cost how much!?!?

Erik and I went through all of this and more, just like every other couple. When it came to planning music for our day, we considered the preprogramed i-pod and asking a friend to spearhead the event…and I am so happy we changed our minds and met with Gregg at Sounds Abound.

Our MC, Gregg, was able to take charge and gave all of our friends a chance to enjoy our wedding. Gregg was experienced, and knew how to pace the day.

Gregg met with Erik and I at his office, listened to us, and never over sold us on a single thing. He embraced our love of movie music and hockey by making sure he had the Blackhawks goal song and buzzer noise when the boys at the Madhouse on Madison scored a goal. One of my favorite parts of the day was having movie music scores during dinner. All of our guests loved guessing what movie the music was from and was a great "icebreaker" for those seated with those who didn't know one another. Gregg had an amazing range of movie music to choose from. Anything we requested, he had.

Gregg was fantastic at communication. For example, on the day of when I wanted to change our "cake song" and "garter toss" song, Gregg didn't miss a beat. He always checked his email and cell phone.

Gregg worked at our ceremony site and at the reception. His turnaround time was impeccable.

Thank you Gregg and Sounds Abound!

Katharine and Erik Lynch
June 22, 2013

It was a wedding day to remember and Kyle truly exceeded all of our expectations. He was a terrific DJ that we recommend to all. He has a personality that compliments his DJ experience. He is an asset to Sounds Abound. I got so many compliments that night from probably everyone there. They danced all night and the dance floor was packed the entire time. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

Lisa and Ryan Ewald
March 30, 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!

Kristy and Geoff Champney
July 12, 2013

This is incredibly overdue, but as we are watching our wedding video we realized that this review is super important and needed to get done. Our day was so special in so many ways, but thanks to Tony and Sounds Abounds, we would not have had so many compliments. Several times from our family and friends we heard that we threw the best party of the year. Our experience with sounds abounds could not have been better. The customer service from the day you make an appointment, to booking the event, to the personal phone call from our DJ Tony, to our dance floor at our reception that was packed at every minute of the night....We could not have asked for more. Tony was so personable, and made sure he contacted me before the wedding checking on pronunciations of my bridal party.... I was impressed. He really kept the dance floor moving the entire night. It was incredible. If it means anything....my dad is a HUGE critic of music at weddings, and he says it can make or break a wedding....so he made sure that Tony really knew what he was doing, and my dad had a great time! I highly recommend sounds abounds for any event. They really have a great business going, and really know how to make the most important day of your lives a memory that lasts forever! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!!

Marie and John Baldwin
April 5, 2013

Craig was the DJ for our wedding on July 20, 2013, and he did a great job! Everyone of all ages was out on the dance floor because of him! He did a great job of making sure that all the songs were played that our guests requested, and again the dance floor was ALWAYS crowded. I've never seen a dance floor so crowded at a wedding. Thanks Craig and Sounds Abound for a great DJ and music for our wedding. I would high recommend Craig. He has great energy and is there for you!

Lauren and Keith
July 20, 2013

John Ciccone lived up to his reputation at our parties. This is the third time in the past 10 years he has been a DJ at our party, the first 2 weddings and this time a 50/60 party.

Our family and friends when they heard we had a DJ asked us in advance of the party if John was going to be the DJ and we were pleased to respond with a YES!

Jim & Kathy Schlesser
July 27, 2013

Sounds Abound really made the party a success. The dance floor was never empty -everyone got a chance to dance! Ernesto, our MC, was able to gauge the kind of music to play to make sure everyone got a chance to shake their tail on the dance floor. The DJ really makes or breaks the party, and with the help of Sounds Abound we threw the best party of our lives. Their online tools really made it easy to work with them as you do not waste time trying to explain what kind of music you like. You simply use the tools provided by Sounds Abound and build your own night! I highly recommend Sounds Abounds!

Mauricio and Rebecca Solano
July 13, 2013

Our experience with Sounds Abound couldn't have been better! We were immediately impressed when we went in for our first meeting. All the staff members were friendly and helpful, and we could tell they were genuinely committed to helping us create the perfect environment for our wedding reception.

We chose a package that included a DJ and photo booth service, and they were both a hit! People all night and for weeks after the wedding were raving about how great the DJ was and how much fun the photo booth was. We received a scrapbook of all the photo booth pictures and notes from our guests, which is such a great memory to have!

Our DJ, Rufus, was so cool and really got our guests in the mood to dance and have fun! He worked with us before the wedding, answering emails and phone calls, meeting with us, to get a feel for what kind of music we like and what we wanted. We were able to submit "must play" songs, "do not play" songs, and "songs we like" so that he could create the perfect playlist for our big night. It was perfect.

We had a terrific experience with Sounds Abound and would recommend the company to any couples in the wedding planning process. You will get excellent customer service and the highest quality services for a very reasonable price.

Philip and Christina
July 6, 2013

I cannot speak highly enough about Sounds Abound or Matt in particular. We had met with several other companies, but after talking with Sounds Abound and hearing rave reviews from friends, we felt confident booking them for our wedding. Now that our wedding has come and gone, I realize just how great Sounds Abound is! Matt was the consummate professional while still being a lot of fun to work with before and during the event. He emceed our event starting with a cocktail hour and managed to keep the dance floor packed until the very last song! He blended his knowledge of our families (given during a pre-wedding meeting) and our taste in music with tried-and-true wedding favorites and more top 100 songs. It was just perfect! In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about music, Matt is everything you'd want in a master of ceremonies. Right before we were supposed to do the bouquet toss, I discovered that the servers had literally tossed my toss bouquet in the garbage! Matt was able to stall and keep me calm while everything got sorted out - and no one knew! That's just one example of how wonderful he is.

Additionally, Sounds Abound did our color-change uplighting. I can't recommend that enough. I wasn't sure it was worth the additional cost (over stand uplighting) but it really made our event extra special. Not only was it a blast to be out on the dance floor with the lights changing to the music, but they made for gorgeous and fun photos! We also had Sounds Abound hook up a portable speaker to our outdoor patio so guests could hear the music and know if any special events were taking place. That was a great idea, too!

Given the length of this testimonial, I obviously cannot say enough good things about this company! I guarantee you will not regret working with them. From the assistants who fields calls and helped with the initial planning stages all the way to the DJs involved in our actual event, everyone was so attentive, making us feel like we were their only customers.

Mandy and Kenny
June 22, 2013

Rufus Cathey was our DJ for our wedding reception at the Hilton in Lisle/Naperville on June 22. He was a great DJ and MC for the night --- the dance floor was packed the entire night, and people were still dancing when the lights came on. We have received so many compliments on our wedding reception and how much fun people people had dancing. The Chicago Blackhawks played Game 5 the night of our wedding, and Rufus did a great job of playing Chelsey Dagger after each goal. Whenever a group dance song came on, Rufus was out on the floor with the mic leading everyone. We would highly recommend both Rufus and the Sounds Abound services because we had a night we will never forget! (The picture is during Pour Some Sugar on Me)

Jim & Christina Tibble
June 22, 2013

The whole team at Sounds Abounds was great! They were very flexible, professional, and a pleasure to work with! I love how their website lets you see a video of each DJ/MC before choosing one - it really lets you get a feel for the DJs and their personalities before making a selection. Brian Keck was our DJ/MC and he was absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have been more pleased with him. We had a great experience in the Sounds Abound office, during email/phone/in person conversations with Brian, and most importantly, during our wedding. Brian was friendly, professional, funny and fun! He was very good at keeping in touch & on track before and during our wedding. He was so good at keeping our wedding day flowing seamlessly. I loved that Brian wasn't your typical DJ/MC in terms of looks or personality. We wanted our wedding to be really fun yet classy and that's exactly what it was. We had a few last minute requests and he accommodated and consistently went above and beyond our expectations. He did a great job explaining direction to our bridal party and he worked well with all of our guests and other vendors. Our DJ/MC, Brian Keck, really played a vital role in making our wedding day turn out better than we could have ever imagined. I highly recommend Brian! Thank you so much, Sounds Abound!

Courtney & Robert Kolling
June 15, 2013

Three people recommended Sounds Abound, and now we know why. Our MC/DJ, Larry Merkel, was incredible. Prior the reception we reviewed the timeline and what we want, and that is exactly what we received. The evening was flawless as the Sounds Abound staff created the right atmosphere for all stages of the evening, Larry MCed the event keeping everything on time and fun. What I like the best is that we received complements from the guests on how great an evening we had. We danced until closing time and had a great first night of the rest of our lives. Thank You Larry, for making the evening so special and a day/night we will remember forever.
Thanks to Sounds Abound for the attention they took prior to the reception and all the helpful people we worked with. We'll definitely recommend Sounds Abound to everyone and anyone.

Mike and Cathy Nolan
June 29, 2013

Wow! The photo booth was a big hit, the music was great! We added the video a  little late but your team translated my verbal thoughts into a emotional DVD. Friends and family posted, tweeted and had rave reviews - thank you ever so much to Tony,  Ken and Jeff!

Maria (Mother) - Gabi's Quinceanera
July 19, 2013

Rufus was our DJ and he was awesome! Everyone danced all night ---- no one wanted to leave the dance floor. We only wish we could have had the party another hour longer! So many compliments on the music and the amazing time. We got to sit down with Rufus beforehand and go through what we wanted our reception to be like. He was an amazing MC and a good time was had by all!

Christina & Jim
June 22, 2013

Our wedding was a PAAAARRRRTTTTAAAYYYY!!! Every guest had an amazing time and the dance floor was packed the entire night. No one wanted the event to end thanks to Kyle's excellent entertainment and music selections! Sounds Abound was incredible to work with! The online music planner allowed us to choose songs with our friends and family and request them online. Then meeting with our DJ, Kyle, made everything cohesive. He helped us make final decisions on song choices for things like cake cutting and garter toss. We were able to walk through the night's timeline with Kyle so everyone was on the same page. After the event, the wedding planner said she'd never had a smoother flowing event and it was all thanks to the DJ keeping everything on track! Kyle was a delight! Our rowdy bridal party was a challenge to organize but he did it; our first dance was not 1 but FOUR songs that Kyle was able to mix for us; and Kyle even warned us when the videographer was about to wrap up just so we could make sure our bouquet toss and garter throw were recorded. By the end of the night the groomsmen had split their pants and sweat through their vests from dancing so much! Even the flower girls lasted all night they were having so much fun there was no time to even think they were tired! On top of all the music, Sounds Abound provided the perfect touch to the room with uplighting. They were even able to accommodate our colors, teal and purple. The room was gorgeous, the music was bumping, and the guests won't forget a minute of the night! Thank you Sounds Abound and especially Kyle for making our night PERFECT... if only we could repeat it every weekend :o)

Ryan and Kristyn
June 29th 2013

Kyle did such an amazing job at both our ceremony and reception. The ceremony went so smoothly, no awkward pauses or anything like I've experienced at other ceremonies. Our guests had so much fun and we could not have had a better day. Kyle did a great job of checking in through the night and keeping us updated and moving along so we didn't run out of time. Music choices were perfect an he kept everyone on the floor all night long. He was great with our families and friends as he lined us all up and got everyone's names correct, even with some last minute changes. Seriously the greatest day of our lives, in part because of the amazing party Kyle and Rufus helped us throw! Thanks guys!!

Jon and Allyce
July 13, 2013

Our wedding reception was so much fun thanks to our wonderful DJ KEITH TALAGA. Keith kept the party rolling smoothly along all night. We didn't have to worry about anything as he took care of the schedule and playing great music that kept our dance floor packed! All of our guests said what a great party it was, and our family and friends aren't typically dancers. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Keith Talaga!

Theresa & Robert
June 22, 2013

Ernesto, thank you for being our DJ. You did an amazing job. You played nearly every song we requested. You kept the crowd going and you made everything go as smooth as possible. We enjoyed your energy throughout the night. Great Job! We will be recommending you to our friends for their upcoming weddings. Thanks Again.

Emily & Brennen
July 6, 2013

My husband and I had our reception on July 5th, 2013 at Brookfield Zoo. We were referred to Sounds Abound by three other couples. Given this, we did not look at any other companies. From the moment I first called Sounds Abound I received nothing but exceptional service. We chose Kyle Overbey as our DJ and could not have been happier! When we met with Kyle, he took the time to get to know us as a couple and discuss what we were looking for. He spent time talking to us about the theme and the type of music we like and what we wanted. Every interaction we had with Sounds Abound and Kyle showed us that customer service, and overall satisfaction were their highest priorities. We never second guessed our decision to work with Sounds Abound and highly recommend Kyle to anyone looking for a DJ. The online planner was an amazing tool that allowed us to share our likes and dislikes with Kyle. Throughout our reception, Kyle not only kept the flow of our reception going but the musical selection was PERFECT! It was almost as if Kyle knew exactly what we wanted to hear at what time. Kyle and Tony (his assistant for the evening) did a great job of keeping the energy up and everyone dancing. One memory I will never forget is looking over at Kyle and his assistant Tony and seeing them rock out with us as we danced to “Living on a Prayer”. They were not just there to provide an excellent service, but also genuinely had fun at our reception. If you are looking for a DJ service, look no further than Sounds Abound. You will not be disappointed!

Jocelyn & Davin
July 5th, 2013

We had a wonderful time at our wedding and Brian was a ton of fun!

Angela & Daniel
June 21, 2013

We could not be happier with our DJ choice! After our initial chat with Tony Ho in which he said he knew what we wanted, we were hooked.

Everything was perfect from the online portal to make sure everything you have going on is in order, to the day of in which our dance floor was constantly packed. I can honestly say I do not remember a time when the floor was empty. Tony also knew to look and see to see if the crowd was vibing with the song and if they were not, made sure to switch songs in a swift, but professional manner.

I could not have been happier with my choice in Sounds Abound and Tony Ho and we would gladly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a DJ on their special day.

Thank you for making our day that much more memorable.

-Matt and Jess

Matt and Jessica Lakics
July 6, 2013

We had Kyle as our DJ and he was awesome! We were worried about having a DJ for such an early wedding and reception because we didn't know if people would want to dance in the afternoon. Kyle kept the party going and kept everyone on the dance floor. If people stopped dancing he quickly mixed the song into another one to get people dancing. I higly recommend Sounds Abound. The sound system and music for our wedding was perfect too. Everything was flawless.

Amy & Ted
March 23, 2013

I used Sounds Abound after I heard them at my nieces wedding. I have used them a few times since and so has my niece. They are awesome. My group was a mix of all ages and they accommodate everyone. They kept the people dancing. They are a very reliable company and easy to work with. I will continue to use them for all my future events big and small. I highly would recommend them to anyone i know.

Anne Amato
July 6th 2013

We could not be happier with Jeff Wells from Sounds Abounds!
From the beginning Jeff was extremely helpful in matching our wedding music to
match the tempo and flavor our personnel taste. Jeff went out of his way to help us taylor our music with the tremendous selection he had available.
We included everything we like form Sinatra, Star Wars to current hits and Jeff
blended them together for perfect dance sets. We weren't sure that was possible,
but he did it! Jeff had the dance floor rocking and asking for more and this was a Sunday evening wedding.
We definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Jeff. They were great. professional and took a personal interest in making our wedding fantastic.

Marilyn & Larry
July 7, 2013

Gregg, that was an awesome job! Thanks for doing a amazing job last night....lots of positive feedback and it was the best night of our life.

Jillian & Michael
May 25, 2013

Gregg's expertise about music, people, and parties helped set the scene for a fabulous wedding celebration for our family and friends! We were so pleased with the planning that went into his work prior to the event. Gregg's questions really helped him get to know us, our musical tastes, and the type of celebration we wanted to have for our wedding. From start to finish, Sounds Abound did a fantastic job making sure our event was fun and memorable! We so appreciate your time and talents, Greg!

 

Amy & Eddie Howeton
July 6, 2013

We used Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons as our lead DJ. He played such a fantastic mix of songs that kept the dance floor packed the entire night! When the party was over we had to literally drag people off the floor because it was still full of people dancing and singing. He worked with us for songs we liked and wanted, and even had our do not play list memorized! He made announcements when we asked (ex. photo booth, happy birthday, etc.). He had an assistant and both were very friendly and personable, and happy to take requests (especially those from the wedding party). They even had a speaker for the outside patio and fun lights for the dance floor when we wanted them. Would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Matt if you are looking for a very fun night with a DJ who is extremely easy to work with!

Mallory & Marc
May 10, 2013

From the beginning, we knew Sounds Abound was who we wanted to service our wedding. We had heard great things about this company and after working with them, I would recommend them and their DJs to everyone! We chose Ernesto to be our DJ because we were looking for someone who was bilingual. He was absolutely wonderful. He met us where we at and catered to our likes and dislikes. Ernesto has a fun and vibrant personality that was perfect for our wedding. He kept the party going the whole night and worked just the way we wanted him to. Many of our guests complemented us on having a great reception and how great the Ernesto was. Sounds Abound provides DJs who know how to organize and keep a whole reception flowing. I have no complaints. Sounds Abound was the life of our wedding.

Seth and Veronica Frontone
January 5, 2013

We picked Sounds Abound and specifically, Tony Ho, because he DJed a friends wedding and were able to dance the whole night through at that wedding.

Our wedding was no different. Everyone raved about the DJ and how the dance floor was packed all night. The price was reasonable and the planning was easy. I liked that the package included a meeting with our DJ and the online planner. Everything was great!

Pam & Eric
May 4, 2013

Larry DJ'd our wedding and he was absolutely fantastic! His personality, professionalism, and "DJ voice" were incredible! We were able to contact him several times prior to the wedding to discuss exactly what we wanted and he was super receptive, helpful, and enjoyable to talk to. He was totally prepared and kept our reception moving and exciting. I definitely recommend him!

Nicole and Justin
June 15, 2013

Sounds Abound provided our group with DJ service for our 2013 Annual Conference, they did a great job with the music, very prompt in arriving and the photo booth was an added entertainment option that are attendees really enjoyed.

Cindy Coffman
June 26 and 27, 2013

Sounds Abound is absolutely the best DJ service in Chicagoland! My wife and I were really impressed by the way we were treated in our first consultation meeting about hosting our wedding reception. Everyone was extremely accommodating and we felt no sales pressure at all. When we sat down later to compare our options, it was really clear that Sounds Abound offers great value with very reasonable pricing.

Our satisfaction didn't stop at the package and pricing. They have a wonderful online service for picking songs, setting up a do-not-play list, outlining the schedule and details of your event, etc. More importantly our DJ, Matt Ammons, was the quintessential professional. He cares deeply about giving you a care-free and uniquely-tailored experience, has a stellar group presence, and intuitively senses the mood of your guests to choose music that keeps the party going effortlessly. He truly is the best in the business!

George & Debbie
March 23, 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 🙂

Agnieszka and Imanuel Rabrich
June 21, 2013

We chose Kyle Overbey as our DJ because two of our friends had him DJ their wedding. We knew his work and that he did an awesome job at their weddings. When skyping with Kyle, we gave him a few artists that we liked and the style of music we were looking for. He just ran with it. The selection was so unique and eclectic. It was exactly what we wanted! We received so many compliments from our guests at how great the music was and how different it was to most weddings they had been to. There was never a time that our dance floor was empty and that shows how talented Kyle is at reading the crowd. He knew just what to play to make our guests get up and dance. Thanks Kyle for making our wedding the best party ever!

Emily & J.T.
June 7th, 2013

Our reception was so stress free thanks to Sounds Abound DJ Matt Ammons. He literally allowed us to enjoy the night and the people. If we had the chance to do it again we would not change a thing. We had an open photo booth manned by other Sounds Abound employees. It was also a great choice. They catered to our every wish and truly cared about our experience from the initial meeting. We highly recommend Matt and the entire Sounds Abound team to anyone looking for a quality, professional, and fun wedding DJ.

Dan and Sarah
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.

Carrie Ann and Bogumil Bronkowski
June 1, 2013
Just to let you know my wife and I want to thank Kyle and his assistant Tony for helping us to have the best wedding ever for our daughter Mindy and son-in-law Matt.
He was a great DJ and want to thank him for taking every worry we had away by keeping things moving and keeping the evening moving forward without a hitch.  I was amazed that the dance  floor was still packed at midnight.
Great job by your staff.
Dru & Brian Raczkowski - Parents of the Bride
June 8, 2013

Rufus at Sounds Abound was phenomenal! He played great music all night long and kept all of our guests on the dance floor. Rufus connected with my husband and I right off the bat and was so easy to work with! Rufus and Sounds Abound definitely live up to their already great reputation.

Mary & Jim
June 7, 2013

Sounds abound did our uplights and DJ services. We had Keith Talaga for our DJ and he did an AMAZING job. Everyone danced all night long. Not only did he entertain our parents/great aunts/uncles but also all my friends, cousins, and the little kids had a blast on the dance floor. There was never a moment where there were less then 20 people on the dance floor. Keith was so accommodating and really helped all our dreams come true. We wanted our night to be filled with dancing and everyone having a good time, and it was more then that. Our uplights were beautiful and made the atmosphere. My cousins got a picture with Keith and everyone raved how much they loved our DJ. He helped me get my bridal party when I needed them for the sparkler send off, he helped me locate my photographer at times, he kept everyone entertained and kept us on track.

Keith is an amazing DJ and I am so glad we picked him. Sounds Abound was by far the best company to work with and I have nothing but great things to say. Everything from our wedding was perfect. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!! Can't wait to watch the video and see pictures!

Ryan & Danielle
June 15, 2013
Our DJ (Matt Ammons) was AWESOME. He took care of coordinating the entire evening from cocktail hour, to wedding intro's, to toasts, to bouquet/garter toss...etc. He gave us a heads up before each "event" and had a positive attitude. He had the perfect balance of involvement and knew exactly which songs to play to keep people on the dance floor. The sound system itself was amazing and went through without a hitch all night long.

Throughout the planning and prep process, he was readily accessible through email, text, and phone and would respond quickly. There were multiple packages and options we could choose to fit our personalities and needs for the evening. If you have a larger reception, I recommend getting the package that allows for a DJ and DJ assistant - it worked perfectly for our day.
We didn't have to worry about anything the entire night and everyone LOVED the DJ. He even dealt with slightly intoxicated friends at the end of the night VERY well.
I would recommend this DJ and this company in a heart beat!

Karen & Timothy
May 25, 2013

Our DJ, Rufus Cathey, was excellent in every way. He had great ideas for songs and ways we could arrange the processional, and he attended to every detail we gave him. He was right in tune with our musical tastes, and he was able to fill in the gaps with quite a few songs that fit right in. Based on just a few song suggestions, he played what some guests said was the best dinner mix they’d ever heard at a wedding. He got just as involved in the festivities as we wanted him to, which meant getting right down on the floor and leading everyone in the “Cha-Cha Slide.” And when the Chicago Blackhawks won to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals that night, he announced the news and stirred the floor with an impromptu “Chelsea Dagger.” The best wedding DJ we’ve ever heard at anyone’s wedding!

Mark & Jennie
June 8, 2013

We could not have asked for a better dj in Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound! We didn't give Matt much guidance, just that we wanted the floor busy! And he did that and more. Matt supported our tech needs for the ceremony, kept the wedding party on point through the toasts and played an array of music for everyone in the house. Right when the floor looked like it might be thinning out, he got it moving again. Thank you Matt and Sounds Abound!

Vic and Elissa
June 1, 2013

Matt was AWESOME!!! He made the whole reception flow nicely. He also played great music and kept everyone entertained the whole time!! Everyone loved that he taught us the wobble!! 🙂

Julie and Shawn
06/15/13

The DJs at Sounds Abound are awesome! We have them at our annual teen dance, and they do an amazing job getting everyone dancing. They are always at the event early and work hard to encourage people to get out on the dance floor. They make everyone feel comfortable and know the songs the teens want them to play. We highly recommend Sounds Abound!

Kiersten - Naperville Library Summer Event
June 14, 2013

Tony was very nice, professional and easy to work with. He took the time to get to know us better and to make sure he played music that our guests wanted to hear. Tony and his crew showed up early to set up and make sure everything was going as planned. He didn't mind making a few last minute changes to our music selection. Our reception was a lot of fun and thanks to Tony the dance floor was packed all night long. The photo booth operator was also very professional and friendly. Our guests had a great time dancing and getting their pictures taken in the booth. We would recommend Tony and Sounds Abound!

Kristen & Keith
March 2, 2013

Simply amazing. worked with us from afar (Seattle) and let us make changes up to the last minute. I even changed the time line during the wedding and they were totally cool with it. I had Jeff Wells as my MC, and he was friendly to all my guests, family and the other vendors. He worked perfectly with my caterers and timed the evening out perfectly. Thank to Jeff and Sounds Abound I did not have to hire a planner. He took care of everything for me. I walked down the aisle 3 minutes early, because he was on top of seating everyone and getting the music timed just right. Very efficient group. Many guests thought that I had picked every last song. I only pick about 1/3 and he knew how to read the crowd and my song selections to create a song list that was best for the group. one guest even said that, "every song was perfect the wedding night".
Great job Jeff Wells

Jayne & Nate
April 27, 2013

We booked both DJ and photobooth through Sounds Abound for our April wedding. The office staff is great to work with and very responsive to emails. Larry Merkel was our DJ and he was wonderful. We had seen him at a friend's wedding a couple years ago so choosing him was easy. The online planner makes song selection simple and helps keep you organized. We met with Larry about a month before the wedding to run through the day and he also called the week before to make sure there were no last minute changes. The day went off without a hitch and the dance floor was packed all night. Larry did a great job of working with our songlist and adding his own selections to keep the party going all night. We've received so many comments about how great the music was and how much fun everyone had and Larry made that happen.

The photobooth was wonderful and the attendant was great. All of our guests had a great time with the props that were supplied and we have a great guest book proving it!

I would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone needing DJ/Photobooth services!

Jen & Erik
April 27, 2013

One of my biggest concerns in the wedding planning process was finding a DJ who was a balance between a fun presence and not being too over the top. I cannot give enough praise about the wonderful experience we had with Sounds Abound and our DJ Tadd. I loved the online planner and being able to take my time to compile lists of my favorite songs. I made my own slideshow and it was great to be able to hand off the DVD and not worry about personally figuring out the projector. My guests could not believe how perfect the music was, both during dinner and dancing. People kept telling me that they couldn't even find time to leave the dance floor for a drink refill because every song was a hit. Tadd did so much more than just play music. He was so organized and attentive to the flow of the whole night and checking in with me to make sure I was pleased with everything. I want to find a reason to throw another party and hire Sounds Abound again! And last but not least, a great price too!

Krista and Steve
June 8, 2013

Sounds Abound definitely lives up to their outstanding reputation! We are still reliving every moment of our wedding day. Tony Ho was absolutely amazing...truly the perfect DJ for our wedding! Planning an out-of-town wedding has it's challenges, but Tony made us feel at ease about our entertainment with his open communication, helpful suggestions, and confidence. Each and every one of our guests had an awesome time, and so many of them commented to us about how fun the party was! Thank you Sounds Abound and Tony Ho!

Andrea & Joel
May 25, 2013

We had Larry as our DJ and he was just amazing. He met with us and called us before the wedding to understand what type of music we wanted. And the music selection at the wedding was exactly what we wanted! Everyone there commented how they loved it. People were dancing all night. I would recommend Sounds Abound and Larry to anyone!

Rachel and Mike
May 18 2013

Sounds Abound absolutely lives up to their amazing reputation and name! Rufus Cathey was the DJ at our wedding and he did a fabulous job!! He was incredibly easy to work with and did an amazon job getting to know both my husband and I. We walked out of our meeting with Rufus feeling totally confident and at ease. Everyone knows the importance on finding a great DJ-they can make or break the reception!! Rufus undoubtedly added greatly to our perfect day! He played a variety of music to involve all of our guests, adhered to our music wishes, and took requests from our guests! Our dance floor was packed the entire night and I received countless compliments from our guests! I would absolutely recommend Rufus to anyone in need of DJ. He is an outstanding and professional choice!!! Thank you Rufus and Sounds Abound!

Jim and Mary
June 7, 2013

Gregg was great! He took the time to go over our music selection and to get to know us. He played custom music that we wanted. He even included the song my father wrote which made the day all the more special. A great time was had by all.

Brian & Kate
June 1, 2013

Our experience with Sounds Abound was so incredible and stress free that I almost do not know where to begin. Sounds Abound was very flexible on allowing us to plan our entire event via phone and email, since we live downtown and do not own a car and both have extremely hectic work schedules, this was a HUGE plus. We chose Kyle Overbey as our DJ and we also got the pleasure of working with Rufus, who was our DJ Assistant for the night. We had an outdoor wedding ceremony and the cocktail hour and reception indoors, both Kyle and Rufus were quick and efficient in setting up and moving all of the equipment quickly. Kyle was an absolute pleasure to work with he helped us choose non-traditional wedding music, to make our wedding truly unique to our tastes. He had great advice and ideas to make our wedding ceremony and first dance a truly personalized experience. We knew from our first meeting with Kyle that we could trust his opinion and he would provide a great experience for every guest at our wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Kyle and Sounds Abound to any couple looking to make their wedding day experience, highly personalized and stress free.

Lynn & Rob
5/18/2013

Sounds Abound was great to work with! Matt Ammons was our MC/DJ at our wedding reception, and let me say we couldn't have asked for a more awesome and fun DJ! We told Matt we wanted our reception to be a party with everyone dancing all night...and Matt made our reception a party all right! He knew exactly what music to play in order to keep our guests dancing all night, to the point where no one wanted to leave. Matt was a blast to have the whole night and made my husband and I able to have no worries and party ourselves! We had multiple guests asking about Matt after the wedding was over...because he was that AWESOME! Thanks Matt for making our wedding night one people will never forget!

Allison & Charles
June 23, 2012

Larry Merkel did a fantastic job as our DJ! He makes a great DJ and a lot of our family and friends were interested in Sounds Abound! I passed on your website info and Larry's name. Just thought you all should know! Thanks.

Karieanna & Andres
December 1, 2012

Sounds Abound is top notch. Our DJ, Mike Macie was so professional, he Kept things moving perfectly. Mike was very personable with us and our guests. We asked him to change a few things at the last minute and he took care of it as if it was planned from the start. I would recommend that anyone looking to pick a DJ to stop looking. You have found the perfect guy for the job!! Mike was great. Thank you for helping make our day perfect!!!!

Pamela & Brent
Alexander Wedding

I just want to let you know that your company did a great job and I would recommend (and already have to 2 people)your services. Ernesto the DJ was very professional and the kids had a fantastic time with him. The photobooth attendants were also very good and helped make the party enjoyable for our guests. Overall we had a very good experience and appreciate the timeliness and professionalism of your employees. Thanks for helping make for a great grad party for our kids.

Dean - Organizer for 3 Family Graduation Party
May 25, 2013

Keith did an amazing job at our wedding! He played a great mix of songs and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Everyone 
complimented the music selection and had a great time! We have already and would recommend Keith in the future!

Julie & Kevin
May 25, 2013

Having Sounds Abound for our wedding ceremony and reception was simply awesome! All of the staff we worked with were so helpful. Jeff Wells emailed us frequently to offer assistance, answer our questions, and to keep us on track in the planning process. He really helped us a lot! And our DJ Tony Ho was fantastic!! Tony kept in contact frequently as well, and really worked with us to give us the experience we wanted. The ceremony music he provided was absolutely perfect, and the reception music & entertainment were amazing! Tony is such a fun DJ and he kept everybody entertained and made our day just so special. We are so glad to have had him!
Everything about our experience with Sounds Abound was awesome. They made us feel truly valued from the start and we are confident that we could not have chosen a more perfect DJ for our wedding day!!

Meredith and Cody
May 19, 2013

Matt Ammons did an excellent job with the wedding reception. He did a great job with making sure the reception flowed smoothly and kept everyone happy on the dance floor! Thanks so much!

Janice & Brian
May 4, 2013

Jason Yach kept the dance floor packed all night! He took the suggestions we made on the online tool to the next level. We couldn't have been happier with our DJ. You're in good hands with Jason and Sounds Abound. We chose Sounds Abound for our wedding, because they did a great job at my brother's wedding.

Brian and Marjorie
05/04/2013

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.

Allen, Robin and Jaci Rubin
May 25, 2013

A friend recommended SoundsAbound to me, and specifically Matt Ammons. I selected some basic songs I wanted, as well as songs I didn't want played on their website playlist. There were a lot to choose from, which gave me some fun ideas, and if a song wasn't on their Matt added it for me.
We met before the wedding to discuss what kind of music my husband and I enjoyed, and Matt also was interested in our personality to see what the night would look like.
He helped to organize the wedding party when we needed to line up for the reception, and took a large role making sure things went according to plan. We even came up with a fun way to do the Harlem Shake, which no one had expected!
The music played was great, he took recommendations and made our wedding better than we could have imagined! Thanks again, Matt!

Ali & Scott
March 2, 2013

The most amazing time! Matt Ammons was so much fun! He played all the music I wanted and then some! Our guests are still telling us how great the dj was!
We also had a photobooth which almost everyone took pictures! Classic memories!!
Sounds Abound was the perfect fit for us and their professionalism, knowledge, and easy going attitude made it a wonderful experience! !
Thank you Sounds Abound!!! We love you!

Caryn & Brian
May 18, 2013
My family really isn't the dancing type so, I was kind of nervous spending so much money on a DJ. However, after the first 5 minutes of the reception, I realized I had definitely made the right choice.

First of all, I love that Sounds Abounds has the Online Planner. The Online Planner allowed me to personalize our reception music. I love that they have a "Do Not Play List", where you can place those songs you absolutely despise. Also, throughout our entire experience with Sounds Abounds, their customer service was through the roof. They never hesitated to ask any of my questions and were always so friendly. I even ordered my wedding invitations through them which, turned out better than I could have imagined!

Overall, we had an outstanding experience with Sounds Abounds. During the reception, Kyle didn't skip a beat. When the music I had suggested wasn't as popular as I thought it would be, he switched it up and managed to get everyone at our reception out on the dance floor. He was an amazing DJ!

We are so glad we chose Sounds Abounds!

Connie & Adrian
August 12, 2012

We were so pleased to have had Rufus return to our annual Dads Club - Father Daughter Dance at Benet Academy this year. 

No surprises, he was once again wonderful. A Father Daughter Dance at a Catholic Academy requires a good deal of care in song selection. Rufus has a deep familiarity with available music and shows respect and sensitivity to the delicate nature of choosing appropriate songs for our event.  All of us have come to depend on him and are grateful for his talent and vigilance.

William - Executive Board Member - Benet Academy
April 13, 2013

We had Tony Ho for our wedding and he was amazing. We have had so many people come up to us and tell us how amzing our DJ was. He played a mix of everything that we liked. It all flowed so well. We would recommend Tony to anyone who has asked us for DJ's. If we had to do it all over again, we would call Tony right away!!!!!

Katrina and Vince
April 27, 2013
There was a DJ who drove me crazy happy with his music and I never wrote to thank him - - yet!  OMG, you shoulda been there!!  Gregg was super fantastic and everyone loved the music.  The dance was a superb success - dancing competition was stellar - and I can't thank you enough, Gregg, for your fabulous participation.
Paula - Lisle Area Chamber Of Commerce
February 8, 2013

DJ Tony Ho was an awesome person, host, and DJ! We could not have asked for a better DJ! He is so friendly, accommodating, quick to address issues, energetic, and kind. He is very respectful to the guests and wedding party. Throughout the wedding and reception, he played all the songs we wanted and loved. All the guests loved his music choices and his entertaining MC skills. All of us had great time singing and dancing throughout our special day. We would recommend Tony to be anyone's DJ. He truly is the best and a sweet person! We'd like to thank Tony and the wonderful staff at Sounds Abound Entertainment 🙂

Hyun & Stephanie Kim
April 28, 2013

I cannot say enough about the great experience that we received at our prom over the weekend. The DJ Mike Macie and our photo booth operator were helpful, friendly, and very professional. Not only did our students have an exceptional time, the photo booth was a big hit! Sounds Abound has been great to work with and we are sure to use them in the future!

Meghan Mormann - Somonauk HS
April 27, 2013

Kyle and the staff did an incredible job at my son's Bar Mitzvah. The kids had a great time with all of the games, dancing and the photo booth. They knew when to get people going and when to give them a rest. The event flowed with ease.

Thanks for making it look so easy!

Julie Portnoy
April 20, 2013

We worked with Tony and he was great! We were very last minute and unprepared, but when we told Tony the style of music we wanted, he made everything happen. He was also our MC and made everything flow smoothly. He was easy to work with! And we received many compliments about the music!! I highly recommend Tony Ho as MC and DJ!

MIke and InYoung Cho
April 13, 2013

Kyle was our DJ for our wedding at the beginning of April and we have not stopped getting compliments since! The second the music turned on he had everyone out on the dance floor and it was filled until the end of the night! He also helped MC throughout the evening so everyone knew exactly what was going on from bridal party intros, first dances & even letting people know about late-night snacks! I would suggest using Kyle and the Sounds Abound team for any event you may have, they were wonderful!

Kendall & Nick
April 6, 2013

Working with Sounds Abound was great! Everyone we worked with there was very helpful. The online planner was awesome...I loved being able to add and change things on my own. We chose Matt to be our dj and he was great. He met with us right before our wedding to go over everything, from how to pronounce the names of everyone in our bridal party to what type of music we wanted played at the wedding. He did a great job of making sure our wedding was fun for our guests and kept the reception going. He was very professional and played exactly the kind of music we wanted to be played. He also did a good job of switching up the music to keep people out on the dance floor. Thanks Matt!

Amanda & Joe
March 22, 2013

Ernesto was the perfect DJ for our daughter's Sweet 16 party. The music he chose was perfect; he even accommodated her special requests. He had the crowd dancing for over 4 hours straight! We have nothing but the highest praise for Ernesto and Sounds Abound!

Tim & Margie
March 23, 2013

Rufus DJ'd our son's rock and roll fifth birthday dance party and it was amazing! He did such a wonderful job keeping the kids all engaged with music and games and everyone had a wonderful time. I highly reccomend the sounds abound experience for anyone looking to amp up their party!

Amanda Ogden
March 9, 2013

Tony was very nice, professional and easy to work with. He took the time to get to know us better and to make sure he played music that our guests wanted to hear. Tony and his crew showed up early to set up and make sure everything was going as planned. He didn't mind making a few last minute changes to our music selection. Our reception was a lot of fun and thanks to Tony the dance floor was packed all night long. The photo booth operator was also very professional and friendly. Our guests had a great time dancing and getting their pictures taken in the booth. We would recommend Tony and Sounds Abound!

Keith & Kristen
March 2, 2013

You guys are awesome! You really made our wedding reception fun and entertaining. We've gotten so many compliments on the music that was played; everyone has commented on how personal Rufus was, and what awesome music he played.
Improvements for the future: You guys were so great I can't really think of any improvements that need to be made. I would just encourage all your djs to be as personable as Rufus; he really made the extra effort to communicate with us and get to know us and our music taste. And he made some great suggestions based on our conversations. He was fantastic!

Jennifer & Owen
December 28, 2012

Matt was our reception DJ, and he was beyond awesome. He kept the dance floor full the entire night. I could not be happier with our experience with Sounds Abound! Gregg was our ceremony DJ and he was great as well! Thank you so much for everything!

Chrissy & Brian
December 29, 2012

This is a great company to work with and love that their hours stay open late during the work week to accomadate the people that do not work in the suburbs.
The overall experience was great.  The website was user friendly in making payments and listing songs that we wanted played at our wedding also providing a timeline to follow.  In addition to our DJ I also ordered our wedding invitations from the wedding store.  Could not beat the discounted prices along with the generous staff that made planning my wedding less stressful.
I could not of asked for a better DJ nor a better experience for my wedding day.
Thank you  to the Sounds Abound staff.  I will definately recommend this company and DJ to others.

Jen & Jason
September 29, 2012

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.

Nan - Veolia Water
December 14, 2012

The night was great due to Craig!!!

Jill - Graycor, Inc.
December 14, 2012
Rufus, Thanks for putting on one hell of a show. Couldn't have done it without you! Thanks again.
Anna & Carl
September 22, 2012

Kyle was truly fantastic!  Our wedding was the best day of my entire life and Kyle helped make the reception perfect.  The dance floor was full the entire night and we could not have had a better time.  Thank you!

Katie & Jared
November 17, 2012

Keith was Fabulous! I am glad we had Sounds Abound as part of our event. They were professional and had everyone on their feet enjoying themselves on the dance floor.
Thank you!

Marti-Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel
Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel

As always another great experience with Sounds Abound! Matt Ammons was amazing to work with and kept this corporate group dancing for hours!

Thanks again for everything!

Shica and the Lucky Strike Lombard Team
December 13, 2012

Sounds Abound and all of the staff I worked with were amazing! We used Sounds Abounds for our employee awards banquet this year. Ken Overbey, who set everything up for us, went out of his way to ensure we were ready to go and even came on-site to check in with me. Larry Merkel, the DJ was great! He made announcements throughout the evening and even got a non-dance crowd up and dancing. He even danced with us which I received numerous great comments about. We also utilized the photo booth. The pictures came with our logo at the top, designed by Sounds Abound. All of our staff members were blown away at how much fun it was, the props that were provided, and the quality of the photo booth pictures. Our photo booth attendant Mike Macie,  was wonderful as well! He went out of his way to have fun and talk to everyone. I have never received so many great compliments about our employee awards banquet from our staff members, and I truly appreciate the service from Sounds Abound for making this a great night!

Sarah - Hyatt Lisle
January 25, 2013

We chose Sounds Abound because of Tony Ho. Tony was the DJ at our friend's wedding in May 2010. He was so wonderful at their wedding that we just had to have him DJ at ours.

Tony and his assistant did not disappoint. He was timely, discreet with set up, he listened to us and delivered our dream wedding and reception. All of our friends and family said our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to and the most fun. Tony and his assistant kept EVERYONE on the dance floor the entire night. It was the best night ever, even the groom, Eddie said he didn't think he was going to dance that much. He was "just going to sit back and watch the girls dance" but he was on the dance floor the entire night.

Tony made it such a memorable night for us all. Thank you Sounds Abound and Tony Ho!

 

Monica & Edgar
December 28, 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!

Nick & Nicole
September 22, 2012

Tony was awesome!!!!!! The dance floor was constantly packed and I was dancing the whole time. I also had about five people tell me that this was the best wedding they have ever been too. Tony deserves a raise because he seriously made the night. Thank you so much!!!! I was more than satisfied overall so just keep doing what you're doing.

Cristina & Anthony
May 15, 2010

Everyone that we worked with at Sounds Abound was wonderful. As soon as we booked our venue, my Mom said "You have to book Tony Ho for your DJ." DJ Tony did such a great job at my sister's wedding 3 years ago, it was a no-brainer. He is such a sweet guy, and he is a fabulous MC and DJ. Our guests were raving about the music all night. We would gladly refer him and Sounds Abound to any friends and family looking for wedding music.

Alison & Adam
July 20, 2012

We were very pleased with Rufus. He did an excellent job overall & we had such a fine time. Rufus was very fun & interactive with us and our guests. He was very flexible in what we needed & worked with us. We received several compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed the music he played & what a good job he did. Our evening was great!

Krystal & Tony
July 14, 2012

Sounds Abound is top notch, our DJ Mike Macie was very personable with us and our guests. We asked to change a few things last minute and he took care of it as if it was planned from the start. I would recommend to anyone looking to pick a DJ: stop looking, you have found the perfect guy for the job!

Brent & Pam
May 30, 2010

Tadd was great and made sure the introductions and announcements went smoothly. He was professional, organized, and relaxed, but was able to keep the bridal party excited and the dance floor consistently filled. He was also able to play appropriate music when we gave him vague genre suggestions and not specific songs. Good work and I'd recommend him.

Stacy & Scott
May 27, 2012

Throughout the night, we consistently received comments that Ken was "wonderful". He catered to people of every age, was very attentive to timing and our schedules and he was very professional. We loved the specialty dances and everyone at the wedding said they had a blast out on the dance floor! In addition, the uplighting that was provided through Sounds Abound brought an untimely elegance to the room that would not have been achieved without their help. The photobooth was a HUGE success and people are still talking about it! It was so much fun! Everything was wonderful!

Therese & Jon
October 30, 2010

"Larry was a very fun DJ to have. Even after we ran out of must play's and songs we like, he kept playing a lot of good songs! Very good DJ with a good plan to keep people dancing!"

Laura & Tim
June 30, 2012

"Kyle and his assistant did a great job the night of the wedding. There were always people on the dance floor and our guests raved about the DJs. Kyle always took into consideration what our guests requested and our wedding even had a theme song to the evening, thanks to 'Call me maybe'! Thank you for making our wedding a fabulous and fun filled night!"

Melissa & Jared
July 21, 2012

"Keith-Thank you for making our wedding reception so memorable!!! We had a blast dancing all night long and could not have imagined a more amazing reception. We've received countless compliments from our guests saying how much fun they had and how great the music was. We knew everything would be great, but you somehow managed to exceed our already high expectations. We cannot thank you enough!"

Chrissie & Ben
July 7, 2012

"John was excellent! He was well organized and kept our guests dancing all night- even on a Sunday night! We were able to sit back and enjoy our wedding and didn't have to worry about anything. He also did the music for our ceremony. Everything was done without any problems. Thank you John!"

Melissa & Brian
August 7, 2011

"Our overall experience was above and beyond! Excellent in every way! Jeff was absolutely wonderful! Jeff is both professional and personable, a really nice guy! We really appreciate being able to work with you for our benefit! I will definitely recommend your group! Thank you so much for making our evening everything it could be!!! Thank you Ken! Thank you Jeff! You are doing a great job, keep up the good work! You have been a pleasure to work with! :)"

Tracy - Benefit for Ben V
July 15, 2012

"Jason was such a pleasure to work with. He made the whole planning process go smoothly. He made sure to make contact with us ahead of time to go over the online event planner information and verify any questions. He did an excellent job following the playlist and adding some good songs when he felt things needed to be slowed down or sped up to keep the crowd engaged. The dance floor was full the whole night. Many of our guests made compliments about the DJ and the music. This was a wonderful night and Jason made sure that we were taken care of the ENTIRE night!!!! Thanks again Jason!!"

Hollie & Bill
May 5, 2012

"Craig did a great job and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the memories of the evening. Both he and his assistant, Vincenzo, kept the excitement of the day going well into the evening with their skill and professionalism. Craig used his experience to fine tune our evening’s playlist to keep the dance floor filled and the mood high for all of our guests and, as a result, we received many rave comments about the party and Sounds Abound. We would strongly recommend the people at Sounds Abound and especially Craig Mohler for any occasion or event that deserves a great party. Thank you Craig, Vincenzo and Sounds Abound."

Cindy & Bob
June 23, 2012

"Working with Gregg was great. He not only played our requested music, but also played a great variety of additional music that everyone really loved. He kept everyone on the dance floor with an energetic set of music, and we received a lot of compliments afterwards on the music selection. I thought everything went really smoothly and the whole process overall, including the online music selection, was really easy."

Melissa & John
July 14, 2012

"From our initial booking meeting to the meeting with the DJ before the wedding, we felt confident that we would be well taken care of. Sounds Abound delivered on the big day. The up-lighting really made the reception glow, I recommend getting it. I also cannot say enough good things about our DJ Ernesto. He was very professional and made sure everything went smoothly at the reception. He kept the dance floor packed all night. We also had Mariachi at our reception and Ernesto did an excellent job coordinating with the Mariachi. I highly recommend Sounds Abound for any event, but especially such an important day as your wedding. High level of customer satisfaction."

Maria & Jonathon
June 23, 2012

"Matt is an amazing DJ. We have been to two other weddings that he was the DJ at and is why we requested him; he never disappoints. The power went out right before we did the introductions and Matt did not skip a beat. He did them with no microphone, no music, no air conditioning and no lights other than the daylight. He kept, what seemed like, the entire room on the dance floor all night. You're an amazing company :)"

Diana & Brian
July 14, 2012

"Brian Keck did a fantastic job as the DJ and MC for our son's wedding. He was a true professional, as he kept the evening's event moving along in a very fun way, without ever drawing attention to himself. The music was great and the dance floor was crowded all night long! He made the timeline run smoothly and kept the crowd energized when it came to dancing. Wonderful. The booking process went very smoothly and Brian was very professional throughout the evening."

Janet (MOG) - Kelly & Steven
December 18, 2011

"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!"

Tierney & Andy
June 29, 2012

"Folks were on the dance floor all night long! They didn't want to leave!!! I've had wonderful positive comments about how fun the wedding was. I believe this is a direct result of ability of the DJ to read the audience. Well done! I think you guys are GREAT!"

Betsy & Pat
June 24, 2011