Geoff Rafferty

Sounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
Geoff Rafferty

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Geoff's Bio

Hi there. My name is Geoff (Sounds like Jeff. Strange I know, but it wasn’t my idea). I’ve been working with Sounds Abound since 2013, learning under all of the other awesome DJs at weddings and events all over the Chicagoland area. I love working with people to put on a great evening of music and dancing that everyone can enjoy. It’s not just my job to DJ; it’s my job to make sure you have the perfect night. I’ve handled a fair share of weddings, and I’m confident that together we can create an event no one will be forgetting any time soon. I am a big fan of all types of music and will be able to take your favorite songs and turn them into a dance floor playlist no one will be able to resist. Thank you for taking the time to consider me for the DJ of choice for your big day, and rest assured that whoever you end up going with, you are in the right place at Sounds Abound.

What Clients Say About Geoff

Sounds abound was amazing to work with! We had run into a few issues with DJs trying to plan our wedding during the peak of covid and sounds abound was there to save the day! We had Geoff as our DJ. He listened to our very specific requests and had great energy the whole night! He truly made our wedding the dance party of the year! I would highly recommend!

Meredith and Matt
August 28, 2021
This message is for Geoff, and the rest of the Sounds Abound Team.
We just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding.  The night was everything that we hoped it would be, and it wouldn't have happened without you!!  We genuinely appreciate all the hard work that went into planning and pulling off the reception.  We got SOOO many compliments on the evening, and the DJ was at the top of the list.
Thanks again 🙂
Bailey and Chase
September 4, 2021

Geoff, You're the man! We appreciate you so much for making our day so special and for putting up with some of our crazy requests. Thanks for the memories.

Kyle and Sarah
August 20, 2021

We loved working with Sounds Abound! They were within our price range and really delivered. They were super personable and allowed flexibility even with our date change due to COVID. Geoff did an amazing solo job. He was supposed to have an assistant and ended up working by himself. He did an amazing job with organizing everything with intros and speeches, as well as keeping the dance floor jam packed all night!

Liz Ryan
August 7, 2021

Sounds Abound was perfect from our very first phone call. They were so professional, informative, and made our decision a very easy one. We were walked through the online planner and had no problems whatsoever. We had Geoff as our DJ and he was amazing! Before the wedding he offered to meet with us and was always available to answer any questions we had. Our dance floor was packed the entire time and all of our friends and family complimented on the music. Overall, this was one of our best vendor experiences and would recommend Sounds Abound and Geoff to all! -Kevin and Allison

Allison and Kevin
July 17, 2021

Rescheduled Wedding: 2020 Bride

When we first saw Sounds Abound, we knew we wanted to hire them. We were at a Wedding Expo of sorts at our venue and the DJ, Geoff, was fun and positive. We knew the S.A. would be a great fit for us.

After the pandemic hit and we had to do a lot of replanting, S.A. were very understand and worked with us as we rescheduled and figured out what we needed for our final receptions.

We did get them to DJ our event and we also included their Social Booth in our package, which was a huge hit with our guests. It comes with images, GIFs, and Boomerang options that guest can then text to themselves. We, as the couple, also get an online gallery web link to view all the fun!

I recommend this company!

Shannon and Kegan
July 15, 2021

I hired Sounds Abound Entertainment for my wedding ceremony and reception. The music was incredible throughout. We had a small 50 person pandemic wedding and the dancefloor never seemed anything less than full. We loved working with Geoff and would highly recommend him to everyone!

Rachel and Keegan
April 10, 2021

Geoff, Thank you so much for DJing our wedding at the Haight! Everyone had so much fun and the dance floor was full the whole night! We had a Blast! Thank You!

Sydney and Zach
July 6, 2019

Holiday Party

Dear Sounds Abound and Geoff, Thank you so much for making our corporate holiday party a success. The music provided was an excellent mix, and everyone loved the Photo Booth.

Teledyne Storm Microwave
December 13, 2019

Geoff was our DJ at our reception and he was absolutely fantastic! The dance was packed all night long! He understood the crowd and the music our guests were into. He was on time and extremely professional. We couldn't asked for a better DJ!

Leslie and Brian
October 19, 2019

We were very happy with using Sounds Abound for our wedding! We used them for our DJ, up lighting, and photo booth. Geoff was our DJ and he did great! He was always on top of things and was great to go to for advice while wedding planning. The photo booth was a big hit and very easy to use.

Jaimie and Jason
July 20, 2019

Sounds Abound provided the DJ, photo booth and up lighting for our wedding on 5/4/19. They were amazing! Everyone was super helpful and professional. They were willing to work with us to get a fun design on our photo booth pictures. Geoff, our DJ, was AMAZING! He was able to read the room and kept the dance floor going all night long. I would HIGHLY recommend working with them.

Allyson and Bryan
May 4, 2019

Geoff, Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding reception so much fun! We were so happy that everyone was on the dance floor all night. You have received so many compliments from our family and friends. Thank you again!

Patty and Mike
September 7, 2019

Geoff We wanted to say a quick thank you for all of your work to make our wedding a success!! Everyone keeps telling us that they had a blast and it is thanks to the amazing party atmosphere you provided!! Thanks for keeping us on track and rolling with the chaos! One of our favorite memories will be everyone joining us for the last "500 Miles" dance!! Thank you again for making it all happen.

Lisa and Adam
September 14, 2019

Geoff killed it

We had Geoff as our wedding DJ- he did phenomenal!! He read the room and played the songs that were on the list and made sure people stayed dancing the whole night. He was so kind, he was purposeful with learning how to pronounce everyone’s name in our wedding party! I would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone, Geoff was Awesome!

Breanna and Alex
August 9, 2019

Sounds Abound was amazing! We had Geoff as our DJ and he was awesome! Everyone was on the dance floor all night! I was very impressed with how accommodating he was with doing the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception since they were all in different areas at the venue. He helped keep everything on track along with our day of coordinator. The website is also easy to use to pick your must play songs, all of the first dances, and even songs that you do not want to be played. I truly enjoyed working with him and this company!

Teresa and Santino
July 27, 2019

Geoff, Thanks so much for making our day so special! You did a great job! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us and create our vision!

Mark and Megan
July 28, 2019

My husband and I used Sounds Abound for our wedding and could not be happier. A few of our friends had used them before, so we knew we'd find a great DJ. Sounds Abound has videos of all their DJs on their website, which was awesome to look through and help us pick someone who we thought went with our vibe. Geoff was awesome! I've had multiple guests tell us they've never seen a dancefloor that full. Geoff played all our must plays and added other similar music for every generation that was there. He did a great job!

Sheri and Matt
May 11, 2019

Sounds Abound and Geoff Rafferty did our wedding and we absolutely loved them! We picked our own music and they kept the dance floor going! They took the time to get to know us (and we met with them 3 days before the wedding!) They were so wonderful to work with!!

Jacquelyn and Charlie
October 6, 2018

Sounds Abound was great!! We loved that you can choose a DJ amongst a long list to find someone to fit your personality. Our DJ was Geoff R. and he was an awesome DJ! We wanted to play a good mix of Spanish music and he was able to meet our request perfectly. He also took the time to meet with us before the wedding to make sure everything was in the right order. We also asked for him to do the shoe game (where bride and groom hold up either the bride or the groom's shoes to answer questions) and it was perfect! Lots of compliments on the game. Thanks for being an awesome DJ! We have already recommended Sounds Abound multiple times.

Anna and Tass
December 16, 2018

Really happy we chose Sounds Abound and Geoff as the DJ for our wedding in August! Geoff did a great job with communicating with us throughout the planning process, making sure he understood our hopes and our requests for the music at our reception. He was great with announcing the wedding party and the speeches, and keeping the dance floor moving! The dinner service from our caterer was slow and got the reception behind schedule, and Geoff checked in with me just enough to make sure we kept things moving. We did end up losing an hour of dancing because of dinner and long speeches, but Geoff was awesome with making great song choices for our more limited dance time, making it totally worth it!!

Erin and Greg
August 24, 2018

Geoff was wonderful! So professional, easy to work with, and fun! Any song we found or wanted they were able to get for us, even more unknown artists. Our wedding had a lot of close family, so quite a few elderly people, and even they came on the dance floor! My sister is using them for her wedding too! My husband and I both would highly recommend them!

Erika and Jim
October 5, 2018

Geoff was the DJ at our wedding and he was AMAZING! He made the planning process super easy and had great energy the night of our event. He put together a fantastic playlist for our cocktail hour and reception. We received a TON of compliments on the songs he played as well as the attitude he had the entire length of our event. We, and all of our guest, loved him!

Brittani and DJ
September 8, 2018

Our DJ Geoff from Sounds Abound was awesome!! He knew exactly what we wanted to hear all night and definitely did a great job doing it! I danced the whole night because he played great music!! Did a great job with all the uplighting as well.

Amanda and Patrick
September 7, 2018

I recently got married on 8-18-18 and we hired Sounds Abound for our music. We hired Geoff and he was terrific. We gave him a list of songs with different music that we liked and he took it from there. He was very professional, and had our dance floor full the entire night. I would highly recommend this company as well as Geoff our wedding and reception was beautiful.

Stephanie and Lamarr
August 18, 2018

We gave Geoff a lot of free reign within some general guidelines. He made fantastic music selections, and read the crowd incredibly well. Towards the end of the night, he saw the demographic of the dancers and tuned the music for their generation. The energy was great all night, and we never expected that the dance floor would be so crowded for so long. He was incredibly flexible when I wanted to surprise everyone (including my wife) by playing my guitar and singing a song for my wife. He came through with all of the sound equipment and it couldn't have gone smoother. I have heard endless compliments for him from all of our guests.

The Knot & WeddingWire Review
July 6, 2018

We Danced the Night Away!!

We had Geoff as our DJ for our wedding. He was awesome! The only thing I wanted for my wedding reception was for people to be dancing and my guests and I danced the night away. This was no ordinary wedding, our dance floor was PACKED! People danced all night and we had to expand outside of the dance floor because so many people were dancing. The songs the DJs played were fun and kept people of all ages on the dance floor. Everyone complimented our DJs and told us what a great time they had at the wedding. I would highly recommend using Sounds Abound for your wedding!

Kimberly and Adam
June 16, 2018

Geoff was our DJ for our wedding last week. He did an amazing job, was so easy to work with and kept our dance floor full the entire night! We had an amazing evening and couldn't have asked for anything more! Highly recommend Sounds Abound to anyone planning an event.

Angela and James
May 18, 2018

Geoff and Matt were excellent DJ's for our wedding. They were prompt and professional for the evening, and checked in with us during the event. They played all of our favorites, and kept the dance floor moving when the time came. We received so many complements on the evening, and the DJ was at the top of the list! Thank you guys for a wonderful night!

Cheryl and Paul
May 19, 2018

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

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