Hey! My name is Ernesto Maturrano, and I appreciate you taking time to consider hiring me for your very special occasion.
I joined Sounds Abound as an Apprentice MC/DJ Mixer in April of 2010. I have been Mixing and Mastering music for quite some time, but Sounds Abound allowed me to experience many weddings and special events with almost every DJ here in a very unique way. This has really helped mold and define my own unique style. I love the atmosphere of a wedding, I love mixing music and I love to dance, so my goal is to make sure everyone is dancing, having a good time, while keeping the event organized.
I have a passion for music and dance. I belong to a latin dance company and we perform in various cities. I get to listen, dance and perform to so many types of music, and I feel blessed to be able to work in an industry that revolves around what I love.
I am also fluent in Spanish, and have excellent experience mixing various types of latino music.
I want to make sure that your occasion is fun, filled with energy, memorable and assure you that you will have peace of mind knowing that everything will go smoothly. So if you want to relax and have a good time with your guests, then I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you personally and help plan your wonderful event!
What Clients Say About Ernesto
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!!
July 8, 2017
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!
November 11, 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.
July 30, 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!
August 12, 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.
May 27, 2016
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!
January 17, 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!
December 19, 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!
May 2, 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!
July 18, 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.
September 28, 2013
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!
September 20, 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.
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!
October 25, 2013
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!!
September 6, 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!)
August 16, 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!!!
July 19, 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!
June 14, 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.
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!
Somonauk High School
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 🙂
March 22, 2014
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!!
August 17, 2013
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!
October 25, 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!!! 🙂
September 1, 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!
July 13, 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.
July 6, 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.
January 5, 2013
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.
May 25, 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!
March 23, 2013
"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."
June 23, 2012
Beatriz (MOB) – Sandra & Benjamin – September 1, 2012
“We had an awesome experience. Thanks to our DJ, Ernesto, the wedding was a great hit. Very early in the evening (before he even began playing) I received many compliments about him. He certainly had the crowd going. Everyone enjoyed his music, professionalism and enthusiasm. I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Sounds Abound is very lucky to have such a great DJ. I will certainly hire you in the future (also some of my guests asked for your contact info). Thanks Sounds Abound, especially Ernesto.”
Maria & Jonathon – June 23, 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.”
Bree & Pat – October 22, 2011
“We were absolutely happy with our DJ! Ernesto was very laid back just like we asked, played the music we asked (even adding some other songs that really got thee crowd going) and kept things going well all evening. We couldnnt have asked for a better DJ for our wedding! We were happy with everyone involved and everything we were told to expect was exceeded! Two thumbs up! Keep doing what your doing!!!”
Vanessa – McDonald’s Corporation – October 4, 2011
Mary & Jonathan – July 16, 2011
“Ernesto was an excellent DJ. He was absolutely fantastic, and made the entire evening run smoothly. Our special day was a huge success due to him! We would recommend him and the company to everyone we know! You guys were perfect in our book!”