Jeff Wells has been in the entertainment business for most of his life. He began his career as a professional DJ in 1988. He has worked closely with a long list of world-class musicians that include everyone from Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, The Doobie Brothers, The Village People and the Temptations to Joan Jett, Motley Crue, Prince and Bruce Springsteen.
Music has played a huge role in Jeff’s life and he is a fan of all styles and types. He feels that music can set or change a person’s mood instantaneously and that someone’s fondest memories will come flooding back when they hear a song that was played during a significant moment in their life.
If you choose Jeff to DJ your event, you can be assured that you are hiring someone who knows that every song he plays is a potential memory. Jeff will make it his goal to keep the dance floor filled, and to keep you and all your guests feeling comfortable, relaxed, and involved and having a great time. He will also work with the hall and the caterers to assure that introductions are made, dinner is served and cake is cut at the appropriate time and Jeff will be in constant contact with your photographer to make sure every important moment is caught on film.
Your event should be a celebration that you and your guests remember fondly for years to come. Let Jeff Wells contribute his talent, experience and love of music toward making that a reality.
What Clients Say About Jeff
They were very professional... Jeff did a great job announcing and was really calm and friendly.
June 30, 2018
We could not have been happier with our DJ -- Jeff Wells. He was a pleasure to work with and took time to meet with us twice to coordinate the music for our wedding reception. Not only did he have great ideas for music to accommodate our diverse group of guests, but he also played the music that was important to the bride and groom. He kept the dance floor full for the entire evening! We would highly recommend Jeff Wells for any event! Lynda
Thanks for supplying the DJ/Entertainment for our annual July 4 Fun Run and Walk. Jeff Wells, The DJ, was great. He has worked our event before and knows what he is doing. He’s on time, announces our sponsors and announces anything that we ask of him. He has a positive, happy attitude about him. Thanks again,
July 4, 2018
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
September 23, 2017
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!
June 11, 2016
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
June 18, 2016
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!
October 24, 2015
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!
October 3, 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!
July 18, 2015
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
July 17, 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.
July 11, 2015
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!)
July 4, 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.
May 24, 2015
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!!
November 8, 2014
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!
Doreen & Joe
December 13, 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!!
August 29, 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
September 19, 2014
September 6, 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.
May 31, 2014
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!!
Jenn & Dan
July 12, 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!!
May 9, 2014
February 15, 2014
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!
November 30, 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! 🙂
October 12, 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.
October 5, 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.
July 20, 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.
July 20, 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.
July 7, 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
April 27, 2013
"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! :)"
July 15, 2012
Michelle & Tyler – November 3, 2012
“Jeff Wells did a great job and added to the nights overall wonderful experience. He provided the best service and made the whole night run so smoothly. I would definitely recommend him to others in the future.”
Erin & Bob – October 20, 2012
“Jeff, Bob and I could not thank you enough for the wonderful time on Saturday at our wedding. Everyone raved how good the music was! We were lucky to have you as an important part of day and will never forget it!”
Becky & John – October 19, 2012
“I felt very comfortable leaving th eplans up to Jeff on the day of the wedding. He was so great at making the day run smoothly!! You were great!”
Felicia & Nicholas – October 6, 2012
“Jeff did a great job with his assistant. He kept things on time and transitioned smoothly throughout the whole night. I met with Jeff prior to the wedding to ensure that all the details correct and that he had all the name pronunciations correct and he did a fabulous job the day of. Even though my husband and I don’t really dance, he kept our guests on the dance floor the whole night. Jeff and his assistant were very professional and reliable. The online planner was easy to use and had a great music selection.”
Jennifer & Ian – September 29, 2012
“Jeff was recommended to us by a family friend and did a great job at our wedding. He was easy to work with and went above and beyond to help us entertain our guests with a game just before the dancing began. He kept the dance floor busy and always accommodated what we wanted for the evening. Thanks for all of your help Jeff!”
Rebecca & Bob – September 21, 2012
“Jeff made everything seamless. Flow was great!”
Tressa & Ron – September 7, 2012
“Jeff, Thank you so much for such a wonderful night. The music was great and we didn’t see anyone not having a good time. We appreciate how the night was moved along in such a smooth way. When we were finally able to let loose on the dance floor, we had a blast! We will be passing the Sounds Abound name along for sure!”
Denise & Geoff – August 25, 2012
“Jeff was great through the entire process which is why we picked him as our MC. Jeff is a real asset to your company. The whole even was great, very professional, thank you !!”
Lisa & Joel – July 22, 2012
“Jeff, the DJ and the Photo Booth was excellent!”
Kate & Chris – July 21, 2012
“My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Sounds Abound and Jeff Wells! Jeff made sure our night ran timely and nothing was done without our approval. He was very passionate about music, which was wonderful to hear and was excited about our selections. We received endless compliments about the music played and the amount of dancing. I would recommend Sounds Abound and Jeff hands down. Improvements for the future: This was the most streamlined process of all aspects for the day.”
Tracy – Benefit for Ben V – July 15, 2012
“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! :)”
Melissa & Mark – July 13, 2012
“Jeff, I know I’ve told you this, but I want everyone to know that you were the first person we called once we set a date. After Kelli and Joe’s wedding, there was no doubt we wanted you to be our DJ, and you didn’t disappoint! Thank you for your professionalism and outstanding musical taste. I will continue to recommend you highly!”
Heidi & Garrett – July 7, 2012
“We had a great experience! Jeff is an amazing DJ and he had our dance floor packed all not long. The photobooth staff were also very friendly and did a great job. Sounds Abound and Jeff rose above and beyond our expectations and we will highly recommend the services to anybody looking for a DJ. The service was excellent!”
Jeff G -Wilmette Park District 4th of July 4 mile Run – July 4, 2012
“The runners like his choice of music as did the Park District. Also liked that he was good at making announcements and thanking sponsors. Keep up the good work.”
Kathy & Larry – July 1, 2012
“Jeff did a wonderful job!!”
Eileen & Will – June 23, 2012
“Professional and fun all in one.”
Renee & John – June 16, 2012
“Jeff, thank you so much for all of your hard work. Everyone loved the music that you played and you did a great job.”
Alexis & Jason – March 31, 2012
“Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job Jeff did at our wedding reception on. Everything ran so smoothly and the music was perfect, just our style! I think we had a lot of people on the dance floor the majority of the night! Great job.”
Alicia & Will – March 17, 2012
“Because I’m sure you don’t have all day, I will try to keep this short. JEFF RULES. He did an awesome job at taking the minimal information we gave him, and turning it into a wonderful, creative event! He was very easy to work with, accessible, helpful, and has a great sense of humor. I can absolutely say that I was not stressed out about the music for our wedding, before or during. He even brought another DJ with him to ensure that there was always coverage. I got a million compliments on the cocktail hour and dinner music especially. The dance portion was awesome as well. If our guests didn’t have a great time, there’s something wrong with them. There was even a bit of unruly behavior (my guess is alcohol mixed with good music) which escalated to my dad (father of the bride)dancing on a table. Also, I’m pretty sure my 7 year old nephew wants to be an employee of yours and get the crowds dancing. One of the communications I received from Jeff was the most thoughtful thing anyone in customer service can do for a client: He told me he has my back. Which he absolutely did. He treated us like his family and really took care of us. So, to Jeff, “Thank you” doesn’t cut it. Please give him a raise. I will be referring all my friends and family to you for our events.”
Diane & Kevin – February 11, 2012
“Jeff, Thank you for the great DJ Job at our wedding! Everyone had a great time dancing! Thanks again.”
Stacy & Don – November 26, 2011
“Jeff, Thank you so much for the fantastic job you and your team did at our reception!!! It was for sure the best “party”of our lives. Thank you again, You are the best!”
Robin & William – October 29, 2011
“The office staff was very helpful in the invitation ordering process. Jeff was very helpful and always prompt in responding to questions. He did a great job with the music selection at our wedding.”
Linda (MOB) – Elizabeth & Mark – October 15, 2011
“Jeff worked with my son-in-law and me closely. He listened well to both of us, and did a great job! The music was great, and at a level we could still carry on conversations. He was very polite and professional. Thanks!”
Kathleen & Drew – October 9, 2011
“Jeff was absolutely amazing from beginning to end. He was extremely patient with my husband and I since we were on a tour and not available very frequently. It was so great not to have to worry about anything when it came to the DJ & Sound at our wedding as we trusted it all with Jeff completely. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ and a better night! Thanks Jeff!”
Mary & Nick – September 17, 2011
“Jeff did a great job. He even filled in during cocktail hour when the guitarists were running late (original plan was for guitarists to play during cocktails). He did a great job of checking with us when we wanted to do first dances, cake cutting, etc and didn’t try to “run the show” like a lot of other wedding djs I have experienced. It was a great day and a huge thanks for Jeff for contributing to how amazing it was!”
Jen & Troy – August 20, 2011
“Jeff. Thanks again for the excellent music performance at our wedding reception. Our guests were raving about all aspects of the reception and we appreciate the role you played in our unforgettable evening.”
Jessica & Scott – August 6, 2011
“Sounds Abound was great from the start! We were so lucky to have Jeff help us throughout the whole process, making our wedding feel extra special and unique. With Jeff’s help, we were able to create a reception that felt like “us.” Jeff additionally served as a TERRIFIC DJ! He kept our guests entertained all night and was more than willing to accommodate additional requests. Sounds Abound was so easy and flexible to work with – we highly recommend them!!! We loved the personal meetings and attention. Thank you!!!”
Abbie & Dusty – August 5, 2011
“Jeff and his team was amazing. We got a lot of compliments from our guest. I couldn’t have asked for a better night!!!!! THANK YOU!”
Rachel & Craig – July 23, 2011
“We could not have been happier with Jeff Wells. We cannot say enough great things about our experience with him. He kept the crowd dancing all night and played non-stop! We received many many compliments how great he was. Again, Jeff did a wonderful job with our wedding and we could not be happier! Thanks for making our wedding so special!”
Michael & Jen – July 22, 2011
“I thought Jeff and his assistant did a fantastic job with the music and being masters of ceremony for our wedding reception.”
Amanda & Ryan – May 21, 2011
“Thank you Jeff Wells for putting extra care and thought into our wedding reception, you made our wedding extra special. Our guests also thought you that you did a wonderful job!”
Sarah & Fred – May 14, 2011
“Perfect Night of music!”
Simoane & John – May 7, 2011
“Jeff was amazing. He blew our expectations out of the water. We could not have had a better D.J. The music that he selected and played was absolutely fantastic. We truly appreciate all he did for us. If you guys continue the way you guys do business, there will be no one better.”
Angie & Tim – April 2, 2011
“It was a wonderful experience overall. Jeff was in tune with the type of music we wanted for our ceremony, dinner and dancing portions of the night and was able to quickly recommend selections that fit perfectly when we couldn’t think of anything. He was even great at handling the few last minute changes we threw at him and dealing with our non standard ceremony. Thank you Jeff for helping us make our wedding great.”
Lindsay & Joe – January 15, 2011
“Jeff, you were great! Thanks so much for making my night so memorable and less stressful!”
Terry (MOB) – Julie & Ryan – November 6, 2010
“A pleasure to work with Jeff. Everything he said he would do, he did. His suggestion to run the video one time during dinner was perfect. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to whoever needs a DJ.”
Joy & Andrew – November 5, 2010
“What a wonderful experience! Jeff was so professional and MCed our event in a classy way. I received so many positive remarks on Jeff and how he handled our wedding reception. I even heard people commenting on how great his voice is! I am so glad that we chose Jeff as our DJ. Fabulous experience.”
Jenny & Dale – October 30, 2010
“My husband and I got married October 30th of this year and our DJ was Jeff Wells and he was AMAZING. Our reception was so much fun. I wanted to have a reception every weekend! The music was amazing, we had everyone from kids to the elder up and dancing. Our guests were even dancing up until midnight as the reception was ending. Even throughout the whole planning process Jeff was very kind in answering any questions we might have had. He even played two specials songs to dedicate one to my grandmother and one to mother. All our guests were very pleased with our DJ and had a lot of fun. A couple of our guests have even asked for Jeff’s name to use at other functions as well. I cannot say over and over again how happy we were with Jeff. My husband and I got exactly what we wanted and that is why we choose Jeff. I would not have changed anything. You can truly tell that Jeff enjoys what he does and wants to make sure his bride and groom are happy and having fun. He was very organized which was great. I actually did not have to do anything the night of my reception everything was already planned out. It was amazing. When my friends get married and ask for a DJ I will give them Sounds Abounds, Jeff Wells, without any hesitation. Thank you Jeff for making our reception a memory we will cherish for the rest of our lives! We could not be happier.”
Brian-Knights Of Columbus – October 22, 2010
“If I have any other entertainment needs for DJ’s, You’ll be my first to call. The only way I wouldn’t use you is if you weren’t available that day.”
Lisa & Scott – October 16, 2010
“I can not stress enough how much we LOVE Jeff and Sounds Abound. He kept the dance floor packed and he played all the songs we asked. He did a most excellent job and we would DEFINITELY use him again in the future.”
Heather & Dan – October 15, 2010
“We were referred to Jeff Wells of Sounds Abound in Naperville by family and are very pleased to say our reception was a huge hit!! Jeff kept the dance floor full with our family and friends that night and we are so glad we chose him to DJ. Jeff kept us on task during the planning process with email reminders from his team and with an easy-to-use website to choose our songs. We felt the song selection process was one of the more fun and playful parts of wedding planning, and put a lot of thought into our choices. Jeff allowed us to have him “call out” some friends and family before certain songs to keep the energy level high and keep guests wanting more surprises! Jeff gave us good ideas when we were stumped about certain song choices, and made sure our reception was reflective of us as a couple! We highly recommend Jeff Wells and Sounds Abound staff to anyone wanting a full dance floor for their wedding!”
Kate & James – October 2, 2010
“Jeff Wells is the perfect DJ/MC for all events. He treated our guests with respect and was a delight to work with in the planning process for our event.”
Susan (MOB) – Laura & Wade – September 18, 2010
“Jeff and his assistant did a fantastic job with EVERYTHING from the announcements to the music — they really helped make my daughter’s wedding PERFECT!!. Keep up the great work!!”
Marisa & Robert – September 4, 2010
“Jeff Wells was a top notch professional. We were extremely pleased.”
Amanda & Reison – August 20, 2010
“Our wedding was so much fun! Thanks to Sounds Abound and Jeff. He was wonderful with the music selection and doing everything he could to keep the night rocking. Everything turned out great thanks to you guys… Did i mention Jeff was awesome? Cause he is! Thanks a lot Sounds Abound for making our wedding memorable!”
Cheri & Tim – August 8, 2010
“We were thrilled with them. Very thorough and got us everything we needed. Jeff was great.”
Colleen & Nick – August 7, 2010
“Very professional – thank you! It was awesome. Everyone loved the music selection and the dance floor was full for every song! We’ve been getting comments on how great the DJ was for our reception!”
Jennifer & Jake – July 17, 2010
“I had so many good comments about the DJ from my guests! Thanks for making it a great reception! Keep doing what your doing!”
Cheryl & Gary – July 9, 2010
“We tied the knot on July 9th and were extremely happy to have Sounds Abound as part of of wedding planning and celebration. We loved our DJ – Jeff Wells. Jeff worked with us on music selections and recommendations for when to fit in songs we really wanted. He had a broad music background, even knowing our electic tastes, and was a perfect fit for us and our guests. The great music and personality of Jeff made our wedding experience wonderful. We had a full dance floor for 3 hours and many guests commented on the wonderful selection of music by Jeff that kept everyone at the party (age 3 to 80) dancing. Also, The help on invitations, and ceremony and reception items from Joann and the other girls in the office was outstanding and Joanne was incredibly patient and diligent in coordinating the proofs/corrections/timing of these items. I also really liked that sounds abound gave us a discount on all our invitations/thank yous/table numbers etc if you use their DJ. THANKS SOUNDS ABOUND and we have been RECOMMENDING YOU for other weddings !! YOU WERE AWESOME – personable, responsive, friendly, knowledgeable.”
Jen & Dan – June 27, 2010
“Jeff Wells is an amazing DJ. He was so professional from start to finish. The music was terrific…he even gave me the mic to sing the last song which was awesome!!! I enjoyed his feedback and opinion on song choices and my guests loved it! We wish we could do the day again. Thanks Jeff and the Sounds Abound family, from the montage to the last song we had an outstanding experience. We will continue to recommend you and hope to see you at another event soon!”
Jessica & Eric – June 26, 2010
“Jeff. Thank you for making our event a success! We had so much fun on the dance floor, especially at the end of the night when it was just that small group of us! The music was great all night. Thanks for playing our favorite songs and playing music to get people up on the dance floor. The group was more difficult then I thought they would be but you got them up and dancing. Everyone really enjoyed themselves thanks to your music selections. You even had the Gibsons staff dancing at the end of the night! So much fun! Thank you for all of your patience, for making all of the unexpected announcements, and for chasing me down to make sure I was there for all of the special moments and favorite songs. You went above and beyond to make the night special. I got many compliments on how good the DJ was and they were all wondering how I found you! I want to have another party so I have a reason to have you as a DJ! Thank you so much for a great night. My feet are still hurting and I could barely walk at the end of the night. To me that means the night was a complete success!”
Kelli & Joe – June 18, 2010 Karen (MOB)
“Jeff Wells was phenomenal. Our dance floor was PACKED the entire evening. I kept thinking that I needed to mingle with the guests, but then another great song would start and I’d find myself still out on the dance floor. Jeff could not have been any better. He completely captured Kelli and Joe’s taste in music. Our guests have just raved about the reception. We can’t thank Jeff enough and will recommend him to everyone! He’s a complete professional who absolutely excels in his field.”
Megan & John – June 12, 2010
“Jeff Wells was our DJ. He was AMAZING!! From meeting him for the first time, up until the actual event he was a wonderful DJ and business person. We had several special songs we wanted played and we often asked for things at the last minute. Not only did he do everything we asked, but he went above and beyond in providing wonderful customer service. I would highly recommend his DJ services to anyone who is looking, and have in fact recommended his services to a friend who is getting married. I just want to say thank you to Jeff and Sounds Abound for such awesome services, you really lived up to your reputation.”
Thank you, thank you thank you!!!
Janet & Dave – June 5, 2010
“Jeff was GREAT! A true professional. THANKS! You guys ARE PROS!”
Roseanne & Tom – May 29, 2010
“We would definitely recommend Jeff and Sounds Abound to anyone in need of a DJ. He did an excellent job, was totally professional and played everything that we asked him to play. He could not have done a better job!”
April & Sanjeeb – May 8, 2010
“Jeff, I couldn’t have asked for more! Everything was perfect and went so smoothly!!!! The reception was amazing and EVERYONE had a great time! I had the best time of my life! I guess all this planning and time consuming detail oriented stuff was all worth it! Thank you to you and your assistant for providing a wonderful evening of entertainment at our wedding! IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!! I would recommend not only you but Sounds Abound in a heartbeat to anyone who needed entertainment/photography.. etc! You guys took care of everything and the stress was left up to you guys not me 🙂 I really love the confidence in you and your company!! Thank you again!!!”
Sarah & Tony – May 1, 2010
“Their coordination with the hotel and guests was amazing and took a lot of pressure off of us. The music was awesome and everyone had a great time on the dance floor!”
Katie & Steve – November 14, 2009
“I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for a fantastic night! Everyone has been telling us how good everything was especially our DJ! We could not have asked for anything better. You kept the night moving while incorporating everything we requested seamlessly into your sets! The biggest surprise of the night for me came when you played one of my favorite songs (Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place) right at the start of dinner and I didn’t even request it! Well done!!”
Megan & Scott – October 30, 2009
“Jeff was excellent. Thanks for making our wedding night fun for everybody!”
Colleen & Adam – October 23, 2009
“Jeff -You did a great job! I changed songs right before they were supposed to be played and he was able to accommodate ALL of my last minute requests. Thank you for making my day so wonderful!!”
Cheryl & Joe – October 4, 2009
“Jeff Wells did an excellent job of keeping our guests on the dance floor! He was there when we needed him and took care of our every need. We were thrilled with Jeff’s professionalism and service. Sounds Abound was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. Everything was perfect.”
Katie & Jeff – September 19, 2009
“The dance floor was filled at all times. That was what we were aiming fo. Jeff did a great job.”
Megan & Tim – August 22, 2009
“Tim and I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding so perfect! We received so many compliments on the music.”
Fran & Claudius – August 8, 2009
“Jeff was fantastic – we couldn’t have asked for a better DJ!”
Micca & Zach – July 18, 2009
“A quick note to tell you how much we appreciate all that you did to make our wedding absolutely spectacular!! Zach & I had an awesome time and so did our guests! We had tons of comments about how great the music selection was and the intro you came up with really wowed our guests! It was the best representation of us as a couple!!! LOL You kept everything moving on schedule and the dance floor was filled the whole night! I can’t thank you enough for spending all that time you did listening to me and planning everything out and what about that song list! Wow – downloading all our songs must have taken a lot more of your time than usual, but you did it all with a smile and made sure everything was done just right! What a hell of a job you did! Thank you! Zach still is talking about it, telling me what a great job I did, but I remind him how YOU really did all the work and made it all happen!! 😉 ”
Meghan & Ryan – June 27, 2009
“Jeff was amazing! He knew exactly what type of party we wanted and played all the right songs. The guests were constantly dancing, and I felt totally comfortable with Jeff running the show. We would most definitely recommend Jeff and Sounds Abounds.”
Erica & Randy – June 20, 2009
“Jeff. Randy and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the incredible service you provided us! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you from our very first meeting and all the way until our wedding. Your professionalism, knowledge, and flexibility made us feel confident that you were the best choice for our wedding. We appreciated how you listened to our ideas, shared your suggestions, and combined all of that into a fabulous evening! You played all of our must-plays in a seamless fashion, and you really were able to “read” the crowd and keep everyone on the dance floor. Even my 75-year-old grandmother who just had knee surgery was on the floor dancing =) We knew from our first meeting that Sounds Abound would be a great company to work with, so we told our friends about Sounds Abound, and they booked with Larry Merkel for their October 2009 wedding. You can rest assured that we will refer Jeff Wells from Sounds Abound to our friends and family when they are looking for a DJ! Thank you again for all of your hard work – we couldn’t be more happy!”
Liz – Dupage County Lawyer Referral & Mediation Service – June 18, 2009
“This was the 2nd time I used Sounds Abound. I am very pleased with the professionalism & quality of music. I will happily recommend Jeff and Sound Abound again. And I will also consider this company again for future events personally & professionally.”
Natalie & Franco – June 13, 2009
“The epitome of professional! Jeff Wells was on his game. He Prepared us well for each occasion throughout the night and basically provided us with everything we wanted and needed at the drop of a hat. Excellent job and Natalie and I can’t wait to book you guys the next time we need entertainment.”
Lindsey & Michael – June 6, 2009
“Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful…”
Megan & David – May 30, 2009
“I found the website about the dj’s informative and the online planner was easy to use. Jeff was fantastic. He played everything we asked to hear and none of the music we asked him not to play- even if there were guests requesting it. Great variety and lots of fun! No cheesy interaction with the guests!”
Jennifer & Casey – April 25, 2009
“I thought that Sounds Abound was the best vendor to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. Everyone was awesome! Jeff was great and an absolute pleasure to work with :)”
Mindy & Chris – February 28, 2009
“The only reason Sounds Abound did not exceed our expectations was because once we met Jeff, we knew we would get nothing but the best. He knew what we wanted more than we did. Our families loved him and we will recommend him (and Sounds Abound) whenever we hear a couple are planning their nuptials!”
Beth & Jim – November 28, 2008
“It was a great mix of songs and everyone seemed to dance all night! So good my friend booked with you guys! Loved the online access it made it that much of an easier process.”
Diane & Paul – November 22, 2008
“Jeff Wells and his assistant were exemplary. We’ve had comments from participants at the reception with feedback being excellent – cordial play selection was great inspiring people to get out on the floor and dance. Expectations were greatly exceeded. Diane and I are extremely pleased with Sounds Abound and particularly Jeff Wells and his assistant Jeff. We couldn’t have asked for more, they were unbelievable.”
Lisa & Michael – November 8, 2008
“Jeff and Spencer were awesome!!! They kept the crowd dancing which is what we wanted!!! The dancefloor was always packed. The bride had an awesome time leading the Conga Line and doing the YMCA. Jeff-thank you for adding the tango after the first dance with my father. It is something that he and I will never forget!! WE HAD A BLAST!!!”
Kirsten & Chris – October 17, 2008
“Jeff Wells of Sounds Abound provided the music for our recent wedding. We had a great experience with him. He is extremely knowledgeable, polite and easy to work with. No cheesy DJ here!!! We hand-picked A LOT of our songs and even provided a number from our own music library—Jeff managed to play just about all of them. And we didn’t hear a single thing from our dreaded Do Not Play list. He worked in requests and kept the party going all night long. We had a great experience with him and would highly recommend. The fact that Sounds Abound always provides a DJ assistant means the night moves smoothly! Fantastic.”
Jennifer & Andrew – October 5, 2008
“Hi. I just wanted to send an email to let you know about the exceptional experience we had with Jeff Wells. My wife and I were married on October 5th of this year at the Brookfield Zoo. Jeff was our DJ. From the first day we met him to the last song being played at the wedding, Jeff helped to make our day INCREDIBLE! Jeff stayed in constant contact with us and showed great patience and flexibility. I have never been more impressed with anyone I have dealt with in any service industry ever. He coordinated everything, kept us on schedule and kept everyone on our dance floor the entire night! You should count yourselves lucky that you have an associate like Jeff on your staff. I will recommend Sounds Abound to everyone I come in contact with. Please keep up the good work and make sure you give Jeff our deepest most sincere thanks for making our wedding a hit!”
Kelly & Greg – September 20, 2008
“We were very pleased with the entertainment provided by Jeff Wells. We received so many compliments about the variety of music played at our wedding. Jeff was also there to answer any questions up until the day before our event. No other DJ could have done a better job. We really appreciate the time and effort he took to make our event successful. We have recommended Sounds Abound to all of our friends and family planning a wedding. Overall, it was a great day!”
Gina & Ted – September 6, 2008
“I was referred to Sounds Abound by at least 6 different people who said they had a wonderful experience and went off of what they had to say. I must agree! Everything was perfect. Jeff Wells was great.”
Michelle & Matthew – August 31, 2008
“Jeff, we would like to thank you for doing such a great job DJing our wedding. Everyone said that the DJ did a nice job! Everyone at Sounds Abound was terrific and helped our short planning process go very smoothly. Thanks again! We will definitely recommend Sounds Abound!”
Jean & Michael – August 30, 2008
“I was a little worried about having a DJ at all because they usually seem pretty corny, but Jeff and his assistant were fantastic. they played the music we wanted and were able to read the crowd well and put on what they wanted to hear. Besides that, Jeff did a great job as an MC and really helped the night flow smoothly even with the unexpected moments. I couldn’t have been happier with the DJs.”
Megan & Daniel – July 12, 2008
“The whole experience was excellent and stress free for us. We had many vendors that gave us headaches but not one from Sounds Abound. Jeff was friendly, professional and did an amazing job to help us throw the best party! We really appreciate everything!”
Kelly & Josh – July 5, 2008
“It was great! From the first meeting with Jeff to going over final details with him. And he was so super fantastic the day of the wedding!!!!!!!! I knew from referrals that Sounds Abound was great, and I agree 100%. Everything was perfect! JoAnn was also super great with helping me with my Invitations as well – non stop shopping!!!!!”
Jenn & Kyle – July 4, 2008
“Thank you for the amazing job Jeff did at our wedding last night. The music was perfect and everyone had such a wonderful time. The whole night turned out exactly how I wanted and you were a big part of that. We will definitely recommend Sounds Abound and specifically Jeff to our friends. Thank you so much!”
Tina & Tom – June 21, 2008
“Our wedding was absolutely perfect. Jeff and his assistant kept everyone dancing and having a wonderful time. Jeff was also really great about fixing the things I forgot during the planning process so everything went off without any troubles. I would recommend Sounds Abound for any DJ event and if we ever have a need in the future we will be calling your company. A personal thanks to Jeff for his time during the planning process to make my day so perfect. Your desire to keep our guests entertained showed by the full dance floor all night. (Thanks for not playing the Chicken Dance or Hokey Pokey :). It was a pleasure doing business with you; I hope we get the chance to see you again in the future.”
Amanda & Andrew – May 31, 2008
“Jeff was great. He exceeded our expectations. All of our guests liked the music selections and said there was something for everyone to dance to. We had an excellent time at our wedding and have recommended Sounds Abound to several other people. Thank you Jeff!!!”
Erin & Micah – May 24, 2008
“Jeff was professional and knowledgeable.The planning process gave us confidence in the quality of the service. The ceremony music was great. The video montage was well organized with excellent photo clarity and sound quality. During the reception Jeff kept the dance floor packed all night. We were very satisfied and would recommend Sounds Abound to anyone planning an event.”
Patti & Paul – May 3, 2008
“Jeff, Paul and I want to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding. All my guests thought the world of you. Thank you.”
Maggie & Joe – April 26, 2008
“Jeff was an absolute pleasure to work with! He made something that could have been stressful, totally and completely care free. We never once thought “I hope everything works out with the music” because he made us feel very comfortable and confident from the very first meeting. He was very professional and we have received many positive comments from our guests! I will definitely recommend Sounds Abound – and Jeff specifically!”
Karla & Alex – April 5, 2008
“Jeff did our wedding and did an excellent job. He was very professional. I really appreciated how he kept me informed throughout the night to ensure that everything was going according to the schedule that we discussed. I was very pleased with his service and would highly recommend him to others.”
Gemma & Matt – March 28, 2008
“Jeff. It has taken me sooooo long to write this to you…but wanted to send you a thank you for being the DJ at our wedding reception. I honestly had the time of my life and thought you did an incredible job…especially managing me through the different parts of the evening! In case you didn’t notice, I was on the dance floor almost the entire night. Everything from the very start of the cocktail hour was perfect. I only wish it lasted a bit longer.”
Maureen and Wes – October 20, 2007
“From start to finish, our interactions with Jeff Wells and Sounds Abound were superb. We received your name on a recommendation from a neighbor and could not have been more pleased with the results. In terms of Mr. Wells, he was alway available to discuss our reception in terms of song selection, special dances, and any other request we had. At the wedding he was very professional and courteous to both us and our guests. His ability to play the right song seemed spot on! Our guests have still not stopped talking about both the music played and the amazing time they had at the reception. We have already started to recommend your services to friends and neighbors! Great job Jeff and Sounds Abound!”
Kristen & Ryan – August 25, 2007
“Everything was absolutely wonderful – I had the time of my life – Jeff & his assistant did a fantastic job during both the ceremony and the reception.”
Vickie & Keith – August 11, 2007
“We were very pleased with Jeff and how he tried to keep us on schedule with the events of the evening and to make sure we were having fun as well. The night went by too fast but we were able to enjoy every minute possible thanks to your services.”
Jenny & Robert – June 16, 2007
“Jeff was great! He was exactly what I needed for my wedding reception. The music choices were great also and everyone had a wonderful time.”
Samantha & Steve – May 25, 2007
“Jeff did a wonderful job with our wedding. He kept things moving and worked extremely well with all the other vendors. We knew where we needed to be and when. He was the master of ceremonies! Very well organized and timely with everything! We will recommend Jeff and Sounds Abound in the future!”
Debi & Phil – May 12, 2007
“Jeff was very attentive and flexible to our needs.”
Stacy & Mark – August 26, 2006
“Jeff…Thanks so much for making our day memorable and joyous. You did a wonderful job of keeping everything running smoothly. We also appreciate your professional attitude and friendly personality. You helped make our day special and exciting. Thanks again for all you and your team did for our wedding day. God Bless.”
Mother of the Bride – Chris Elizabeth & Jeff – June 17, 2006
“We had so many compliments from our guests about the great music. Jeff did such a great job. He chose so many great songs and most of our favorites were also played during the night. Jeff was very professional and he really helped the evening go smoothly. Everyone had a great time!”
Tasha & Paul – June 10, 2006
“Jeff Wells did a great job. He kept the music going and the dance floor full. I received so many complements from our guests on how great the DJ was and they loved the music. Thanks Jeff, for making our perfect day even more perfect.”
Jen & Andy – June 3, 2006
“Jeff. Andy and I would like to thank you for a great job on our wedding music. The dances were perfect and everyone loved the variety. Thank you so much!”
Linda & Ed – May 6, 2006
“Jeff, thank you so much for making our wedding reception a success! You did such a great job of keeping everyone on task and keeping the festivities rolling. We also greatly appreciated your professionalism. We will be certain to personally refer our friends to you at Sounds Abound.Thank you so much!”
Melissa & Rober – March 11, 2006
“Jeff did a great job. We will recommend you to others.”
Angie & Michael – March 25, 2006
“Thank you, Jeff. You made our event absolutely perfect. Everyone we met from Sounds Abound was extremely professional, courteous, and accommodating.”
Anna Marie & Rich – February 18, 2006
“No one could have done a better job then Jeff . Words cannot begin to express how grateful Rich and I are for your hard work and dedication to our reception! Our photos show everyone had a great evening! Every person mentioned how wonderful the DJs were! Sounds Abound are the first words we say when someone talks about a reception! We’ve got a bunch of your business cards, which Rich thought to grab, and have been giving them out to anyone who mentions “reception”!! Thank you again for making the evening so wonderful and so much fun! You were a big reason for a very successful evening.”
Trisha & John – December 30, 2005
“Jeff was very personable, professional and considerate. Announcements were good! We had lots of compliments on the great music! He helped keep events organized.”