Keith TalagaSounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
My talent for DJing was only achieved by my passion for it.
Hello! My name is Keith Talaga. I came to Sounds Abound in 2005, but my career dates back to 1994. Along with DJing weddings, my journey has taken me into nightclubs. I have performed in clubs from the southwest suburbs throughout the Chicagoland area. My experiences have taught me that DJing is not just about music. It’s about people.
What brought me to Sounds Abound is the philosophy “Your event is about you!” I believe in that. I feel that the most important skills for a DJ include versatility and using past experiences to help mold the event to fit the customers needs. I want to help you make your event run as smooth as possible so you can enjoy the moment as well as the company of your friends and family.
In close, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
What Clients Say About Keith
We hired Sounds Abound to DJ our wedding, and they were fantastic. In the lead-up to the wedding, our DJ, Keith Talaga, was friendly and responsive. We could tell that executing our vision for our ceremony and reception was important to him, which meant a lot - especially given how many weddings he likely DJs in a given year. On the day of our wedding, Keith brought the energy as we asked him to, and he threw an awesome party. We can’t recommend Sounds Abound/Keith highly enough.
August 19, 2022
What a Night!
Our DJ Keith was amazing. He was organized and professional including his smooth DJ voice. Any idea or song we had he was able to provide instantly, even our Game of Thrones introduction. He also kept the dance floor packed all night with all age groups. The evening started with Classical cocktail music and ended with Eminem. I highly recommend Keith from Sounds Abound!
July 2, 2022
Best DJ Service All Time!
Sounds Abound has been absolutely amazing from the start of our wedding to the finish. Getting set up with this vendor was super easy and communication along the way made it entirely carefree. We had Keith as our DJ and he kept the dance floor absolutely jam packed the entire time. He has the voice of Morgan Freeman and the humor of Adam Sandler. I don’t think there’s another company on this earth that could’ve made our wedding more impressive than the team at Sounds Abound. Recommend them highly, 11/10!
June 18, 2022
We had Keith DJ for our wedding day. Let me say, Keith went above and beyond to make sure our day was special & fun. I’m Arabic, therefore we have plenty of traditions at the reception. Keith went above and beyond to help me find the right music to play for these traditions and took a step further in asking his Arabic DJ friend for assistance. No one left the dance floor. Keith thank you for all your hard work! 10/10 would use you again for our next event and would recommend to those in need of a good DJ.
April 30, 2022
Excellent DJ and Emcee
Keith was an excellent DJ and brought the party alive! We worked with him to create a playlist of songs tailored to our musical tastes spanning various genres and he was able to mix them expertly throughout the evening. He was a wonderful emcee and a delight to have at our wedding!
March 19, 2022
We recently got married in February and our DJ Keith was absolutely wonderful! He was so on top of everything and knew exactly what to say and do! It was the party of a lifetime. I sent him a Spotify playlist and he went with it and he had everyone out on the dance floor. He played our favorite party song Mo Bamba and everyone still talks about it. 12/10 recommend Keith for your wedding or event!
February 26, 2022
Great Music and Great DJs
I had Keith for our great! and he was great! He made sure we were being taken care of and he made sure we loved the music that he was playing, and most importantly he made sure everyone was on the dance floor all night long! He was such a great DJ and I would use him again for sure.
October 29, 2021
We had Keith Talaga as our wedding DJ this past weekend. He was so easy to work with and was able to play a lot of songs we had that weren't initially on the Sounds Abounds website. I was a bit of a diva on the day of and wanted things to move quickly and he kept us on schedule and had great suggestions for the reception timeline. Our dance floor was PACKED from beginning to end and we received a lot of compliments on how amazing he was. I would definitely recommend him and the company Sounds Abounds for any event.
November 13, 2021
We used sounds about for my sister's wedding back in 2016 and loved working with them so much we booked them for my wedding this year (2021)! They are so easy to work with and make the entire planning process so simple! They were in contact with us multiple times within the months leading up to our big day and worked directly with our venue coordinator to get the timeline for the day! Their online planning portal also makes it so simple to choose music for the reception! Our DJ, Keith, was AMAZING! There was never a point during the evening when the dance floor was empty. By the end of the night our friends nicknamed him "Pitbull" and we had so many compliments from our guests on the music. If you want to have a full dance floor all night, Sounds Abound is the way to go!
September 5, 2021
Keith is the BEST!
Keith was the DJ at our wedding last week and I can’t say enough wonderful things about him! Aside from being an awesome DJ and playing killer hits - Keith was friendly, organized and so awesome to work with! We met with him a month prior to our wedding to go over our song selections and how the night will be ran. Keith made us feel comfortable and relived! He arrived at our venue 3 hours before cocktail hour started to set up and organize everything. A week before the wedding he called me to touch base. The night of our reception, we received handfuls of comments on how awesome the DJ was at getting the crowd ready to party and how great he did facilitating the entire night. Not to mention - his music was AWESOME! Every guest was on the dance floor enjoying the music the entire night. We cannot recommend Keith and Sounds Abound enough!!! Thank you so so much!!
June 26, 2021
Best DJ During Covid!!
When we started looking for a DJ, we checked out a number of places and their websites. What we really liked about Sounds Abound was that they were the only website we saw that had footage of their DJ's in action at other weddings. We got to see how they interacted with the crowds and the bride and groom, how they introduced the wedding party, and their personality while DJing. The whole Sounds Abound team was very accessible. They all worked together and we were able to talk to a few of their team members throughout our planning. They were all so very helpful. We ended up choosing Keith as our DJ, and did not regret it. He brought creative ideas with our Oscars wedding theme. The music selection he chose went perfect with everything we suggested and captured our taste of music with great flow. The venue that we used even requested their information to use for future events. We also had a photobooth and the attendant was great with helping people use the photobooth. Everything worked great and we had such a great time with Sounds Abound. Would recommend Sounds Abound hands down.
November 28, 2020
My husband and I have been married for about 6 weeks and people are still talking about what a great time they had at our wedding! Keith was our main DJ and was so much fun to work with. The online planning tool offered by Sounds Abound was a lot of fun and very helpful. We were able to select tons of our favorite songs from a huge variety of music. There was never a dull moment on the dance floor, which was a concern of ours after having to cut our guest list SO MUCH due to the pandemic. Keith was able to read the room and change things up based on the vibe. Every guest told us that this is the most fun they've ever had at a wedding and we have gotten so many compliments about the quality and wide range of music. Thank you for making our special day such a fun and amazing experience!!
September 25, 2020
Sounds Abound did an absolutely amazing job at my wedding! Despite all of the obstacles and set backs we had with having our wedding during the Coronavirus pandemic, our DJ made it work in the best way possible! Our DJ Keith, as well as everyone else at Sounds Abound, were all incredibly helpful and accommodating both during the planning process as well as the day of the wedding. I received so many compliments from the guests, throughout our entire reception, about how great the music was! Of all the weddings I’ve been in and been to, these guys are hands down the best!
September 12, 2020
We hired Keith from Sounds Abound to DJ our wedding, and he was phenomenal! He was more than willing to help us and answer any questions we had about music leading up to our wedding (and we had a lot more questions than we anticipated having!). Not only did he play great music during dinner, but he read the crowd perfectly during dancing and did an amazing job at keeping everyone engaged throughout the night. Multiple guests commented on how amazing he was. We highly recommend him!
January 11, 2020
February 15, 2020
We had Keith from Sounds Abound as the DJ at our wedding. He was wonderful and checked in with us throughout the planning process and the wedding day to make sure everything went the way we wanted. The whole company was very friendly, easy to work with and I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
May 18, 2019
Keith, thank you for being our wedding DJ! Everything was wonderful and it was awesome to see so many people out on the dance floor having fun! You were great to work with. Thank you!
May 18, 2019
Keith Talaga was the DJ at our wedding on November 9th. I cannot thank Keith enough! He made sure the day ran so smoothly and made everything easy for us! We gave him some song suggestions, but, outside of that, told him that he could play whatever he saw fit. The dance floor was packed the whole night and I got so many compliments on the song selections! Thank you Keith for being the best DJ there is!
November 9, 2018
Resuts Exceeded Expectations
Keith Talaga was the DJ we selected from Sounds Abound Entertainment. The day of the wedding Keith's assistant Ronnie was there helping make sure everything from ceremony to dancing ran smoothly. Keith was very professional and easy to talk to. After meeting with him we were confident in his abilities. He answered all of our questions and was easy to get in contact with. He utilized our music selections while mixing in guest requests and kept are guests entertained all night long! I'd highly recommend Keith!
October 14, 2018
Best Wedding DJ
My wedding was at White Eagle Golf Club and Keith was my DJ. He was the absolute best DJ I have ever had! He was so friendly and personable! I will consider Sounds Abound again for any future event and recommend it to all my friends and all couples getting married that I know! Made my wedding the best day I’ve ever had!!!!
October 20, 2018
Highly recommend Keith Talaga! He was so easy to work with - we were even texting him to ask questions. He is super personable and did an amazing job at our wedding. We received so many compliments on the variety of music he played, even my friends wanted to use him for their wedding. If you have the option, choose Keith!
September 29, 2018
Keith T was amazing! He was so attentive to me and making sure I was happy throughout the night. Very organized and great personality. He knew how to read the crowd and make sure people were dancing. Super happy with this company and highly recommended. He even took a song I wanted for my bridesmaids walk down the aisle and slowed it down so it fit perfectly. He had the proof to me in 1 day!
August 25, 2018
Keith, Thank you so much for DJing our wedding reception! Your music selections were exactly what we wanted and your ability to keep the dance floor filled the entire night was incredible. We can't tell you the number of compliments we have received from our friends and family about the dance floor and music that was played. Thank you again for helping to make our wedding such an amazing day!
July 27, 2018
We never stopped dancing at our reception! Keith was amazing, he was able to read our crowd and keep everyone having an awesome time! He was professional and prompt. He honored all of our requests and found all of our specific song requests. It was an amazing day and Keith was truly a huge part of it. We got so many compliments about him from our guests. Thank you!!
May 19, 2018
Keith. Thank you so much for making sure our wedding was on of the best dance parties ever! We truly had a blast and I it wouldn't have been possible without your help! I also appreciate the extra time you put into the "Dance With Yo daddy/My Girl" mash up! You kept it 'Rockin"! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so memorable. We got so many compliments on the music and it far exceeded our expectations.
April 7, 2018
We had Keith DJ our wedding along with Tony. He was great finding the music we wanted leading up to the ceremony, reaching out to us to make sure nothing had changed, and leading us through the process start to finish. It was a great evening and great mix of music- our friends and family loved it, and so did we! Great to work with, accommodating, definitely recommend
March 25, 2018
Our DJ (Keith T.) was a pleasure to work with. His energy and song selection at the event was phenomenal!
November 18, 2017
Michelle said... We went with Sounds Abound for our wedding in July and could not be happier with our choice! We had Keith as our main DJ and he did a fantastic job! The dance floor was filled the entire night! We also got compliments from our photographers that Keith was extremely accommodating and made sure to communicate with the other vendors before announcing anything so that everything could be captured on camera. Before the wedding, we utilized the online planner and that was extremely helpful. It allowed Keith to know what type of music we wanted and ensured that certain songs were played. The entire experience with Sounds Abound, especially Keith, was excellent! I would definitely recommend them!
July 15, 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!
September 23, 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!
September 15, 2017
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!
September 8, 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!
August 5, 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!
June 10, 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.
May 6, 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!
April 1, 2017
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!
November 12, 2016
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!
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.
November 19, 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!
October 15, 2016
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!
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!
October 1, 2016
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.
August 27, 2016
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!
September 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.
April 2, 2016
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!!
November 28, 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.
October 16, 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!
October 24, 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!
October 17, 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!
October 3, 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!
August 1, 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!
May 9, 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.
May 24, 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!
June 27, 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!
June 20, 2015
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.
November 8, 2014
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October 4, 2014
October 25, 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!
September 6, 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!
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!
June 21, 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!
June 12, 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.
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.
May 31, 2014
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
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!
October 18, 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.
August 31, 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.
July 13, 2013
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!
June 21, 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!
June 22, 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!
June 15, 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!
May 25, 2013
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!
Chicago Marriott Naperville Hotel
"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!"
July 7, 2012
Rachel & John – October 26, 2012
“Absolute perfection. An amazing night and everything was perfect. Had everyone on the dance floor young and old, and the flow of the event was great. Keep Keith as a DJ!”
Erin & Gary – October 13, 2012
“Since the day we walked into the office, everyone at Sounds Abound exceeded our expectations in terms of professionalism, friendliness, and customer service. Sounds Abound provided our DJ, up lighting, and photo booth – all of which were a huge hit at our wedding. The day of the wedding was so crazy and I am eternally grateful for Sounds Abound being on hand and having everything taken care of – I didn’t have to worry about a thing and was blown away by all the previously mentioned services when I entered the room! Thank you guys so, so much! Wanted to especially thank Keith, our DJ – he ensured that the ceremony went off without a hitch and was so, so wonderful at the reception keeping us on our “time line,” coordinating a number of special dances and surprise performances, and just infusing the reception with energy and keeping everyone dancing all night long. I could not have asked for a better DJ!”
Julie & Brian – October 6, 2012
“Keith was awesome! We had so many details and requests and they all not only went smoothly, but perfectly!”
Maureen & Nick – September 15, 2012
“Keith, Thank you so very much for doing such an AWESOME job at our wedding!! Nick and I had a fabulous time at the reception, and I am still getting notes and messages from friends and family about how great the night was. Everything that you played was great – Nick and I are usually the last people you will find out on the dance floor, but we ended up dancing almost the entire night. I think we only spoke 2 times over the phone, but it seemed as if we had laid out a playlist for the entire night. It’s like you read our minds on what we wanted to hear! We cannot thank you enough for keeping the night running smoothly and playing such good music. You were fantastic and I plan to recommend you to everyone I know getting married in the Chicago area. Thank you again!”
Nicole & Jeff – September 1, 2012
“Keith did a wonderful job in making sure things ran smoothly and that the dance floor was always packed. He was energetic and enthusiastic without trying to steal the show. At the end of the night, everyone was raving about how much fun they had and how great the music variety was. I cannot thank Keith and the Sounds Abound staff for making sure my wedding reception was perfect.”
Mary & Joe – August 25, 2012
“We had a fantastic experience with Keith and Tony at our wedding! The dance floor was never empty. They played a great variety of songs, plus all the songs we had on our “Must Play List”. Keith was exactly the type of DJ we wanted: He lead the party but didn’t interfere with the party. We had so many compliments from people of all ages about the DJs, everyone was thrilled with the mix of music.”
Jennifer & Tim – August 11, 2012
“Everything was great from day one. Our DJ Keith was awesome. He played the exact music that we wanted and more. He was engaging to all our guests but in no way overbearing. With all the little things that you have to worry about when planning a wedding, it was nice that I knew from the start that I had nothing to worry about with Sounds Abound. They are very experienced and professional.”
Allison & John- July 20, 2012
“Keith was absolutely WONDERFUL! 🙂 He was so personable and professional and made our special day SO wonderful! 🙂 Thank you Sounds Abound and thank you Keith!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Krissy & Frank – July 13, 2012
“Such a great experience, dealing with all the other craziness that comes with planning a wedding this was the easiest. Great people to do business with. Everything was perfect!”
Chrissie & Ben – July 7, 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!”
Amanda & Steve – July 6, 2012
“Keith did a great job with intros and played great songs that kept people dancing. I did not make as long of a list of songs as I would have liked but it did not matter because his selections were awesome!”
Jennifer & Doug – June 23, 2012
“Keith and the Sounds Abound Crew. Thank you SO much for everything! Our wedding was such a blast! Our guests were dancing the WHOLE night! Keith, you and your assistant did an absolutely AMAZING job! We got so many compliments about you guys! We will highly recommend you all to our friends! You were all a pleasure to work with.”
Michele & Jordan – June 16, 2012
“Keith was fantastic!! Absolutely exceeded our expectations! I could not have been happier!! Thank you Keith! :)”
Cyndy & Rich – April 28, 2012
“Keith was great and made sure that everyone, especially Rich and I, were very satisfied with song selections. The dance floor was NEVER empty. Thank you so much.”
Lauren & Walter- October 29, 2011
“Everyone came up to us at the wedding to tell is how great Keith was! We had a blast and our guests did too! Our wedding was definitely a night to remember thanks to Sounds Abound!”
Denise & Mark – October 1, 2011
“Keith was awesome! My family and friends were very happy with the music and his personality. I appreciate that he really listened to what I requested he played and worked closely with Mark and I to ensure what we wanted to play was played. He was very flexible. Also we appreciate that you worked with us on a lighting package due to having the photo booth and DJ. The photo booth was a HUGE hit! THANK YOU for making my day awesome!!!!! You were great!”
Lisa & Mark – September 17, 2011
“Our DJ was Keith Talaga, and he was great!! He provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, as well as set up a screen for a photo display during dinner (which we requested very last minute and Sounds Abound happily provided with no problem). We didn’t give him an extensive “Must play” list because we trusted that he could get our party rockin’ without it, and we were right! Keith kept everyone dancing all night, most people stayed til the very end, filling the dance floor! He completely kept to our Do-not-play list, and played requests our guests asked for! It was an awesome night, and I HIGHLY recommend using Keith and the rest of the guys at Sounds Abound for your party needs!!”
Brittany & Steve – September 10, 2011
“Keith was an awesome DJ! We loved that he took guest’s requests and played them right away; no one was waiting all night to hear their request. He had the entire wedding on the dance floor all night!”
Kristin & Michael – August 27, 2011
“Sounds Abound was excellent from the start. The second we walked in the door, we felt welcome and like our event was as important as any other. I truly felt like you could provide the service you promised and we wouldn’t have to worry. From the follow up calls and emails leading up to our wedding, to the actual DJ at our event, everything was awesome. Keith was great. We talked a few days prior and everything we discussed was spot on. He was everything we wanted and kept the dance floor packed! Would highly recommend Sounds Abound to everyone!!! I can’t think of a single thing that we would have changed in our event. Sounds Abound was just that good.”
Jarael & Nick – August 20, 2011
“My overall experience with Sounds Abound was perfect. From start to finish I was so impressed! Keith was the best DJ I have ever seen at a wedding, he played everything that I asked, was accommodating when necessary, and kept the party going the entire time! I have gotten so many compliments on the great job that he did! We were very pleased and I will recommend Sounds Abound to everyone that I know! You all are doing a great job.”
Brooke & Tom – August 12, 2011
“The whole process at Sounds Abound was very easy and pleasant. Keith was our DJ and we really couldn’t have been happier with the results! He was very easy going, listened to our wants and needs, great music selections. Would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to others!”
Kaitlin & Scott – August 6, 2011
“EXCELLENT! Keith was AWESOME!”
Stephanie & George – July 23, 2011
“Have absolutely no complaints. By far the best vendor we worked with for our wedding. Keith was amazing I couldn’t of asked for anyone better!!”
Allison & Ryan – June 18, 2011
“Keith was great. everything was exactly how we wanted it!”
Lauren & Kevin – May 21, 2011
“Sounds Abound exceeded our expectations. From the moment we sat with Jeff Wells in the office, we were impressed. The online planner tool made everything so easy for us, and made conversations with our DJ, Keith, go smoothly. Keith did an exceptional all around job – he was extremely responsive and catered to our every need. He nailed all the announcements with impeccable timing (always checking with us or others to see if we were ready), got the crowd going, and kept the dance floor going the entire night, reading the crowd perfectly. We are still getting comments on how awesome you guys were and will definitely be recommending Sounds Abound to all our friends and family in the future.”
Alissa & Matt – May 14, 2011
“It was a great night! Only one glitch but it was caught and fixed. 🙂 You are doing a great job!”
Roseanne & Tom – May 7, 2011
“I was so incredibly happy with everything! Keith was outstanding, he was there for us weeks before the wedding, and was so great during. He made sure all the details were handled, we didn’t have to worry about a thing! We couldn’t have been happier with our night!”
Amy & Irakli – April 30, 2011
“Keith was awesome! I couldn’t have imagined a better experience. He is extremely professional, detailed and a perfect match to our wedding. Everyone was so excited about the music he played. There was not an occupied seat in the room most of the night! We received so many compliments that it was the best wedding they’ve been too. The music is obviously a #1 one reason why – we appreciate the great memories! Love, Amy & Irakli”
Jessica & Darren – March 26, 2011
“I just wanted to send an e-mail letting you know how amazing Keith did at our wedding. I am still getting compliments on what an outstanding job he did. A bride only asks for a few things to absolutely go well on her wedding day. 1. people are dancing at the reception and the floor is not empty and 2. people stay until the end! Thanks to Keith, both of those wishes came true! He played a great combination of music that got everybody on the dance floor and even my 70 year old grandparents stayed till the end dancing! He did such a great job helping us plan ahead of time and come up with some great ideas. I am just very grateful for him making our reception something we will remember for years and our families are still talking about! I would highly recommend Keith and Sounds Abound to any couple looking for a reception that everybody will have a memorable time! Thank you again for everything.”
Lori & Brandon – October 30, 2010
“Keith was very helpful in the days leading up to the wedding. He made himself available via phone for any questions I may have had. He did a fantastic job with the music for the ceremony and the reception. He was very enthusiastic. Overall – did a great job!!”
Adrienne & Jason – October 10, 2010
“We could not be happier with our experience with Sounds Abound! Everything was handled professionally and promptly. Keith was AMAZING and everyone loved him! A +++++++ will recommend to anyone and everyone!”
Tina & Lou – October 2, 2010
“Overall experience was great!”
Rebecca & Dan – August 7, 2010
“Keith and the whole Sounds Abound staff were very accommodating and easy to work with. They were very helpful throughout our wedding planning. Keith and Mitch were great on the wedding day. They took control and let us relax and enjoy the night!”
Amber & Robert – July 17, 2010
“Keith was an amazing DJ for the reception. I have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was so packed the ENTIRE time. He did a great job feeling out the crowd and knew how to keep it moving, he realized that they were not a slow song type of crowd and kept the dance music coming. He threw a couple slow ones in at the perfect time. I have been receiving so many compliments about what a great time people had and how the music/DJ was outstanding!!!! Thank you so much!”
Jen & Jeff – July 10, 2010
“Keith did a fantastic job with our reception! He was very professional and organized throughout the entire process. He took the time to meet with us before our big day and answered all of our questions and offered some really helpful advice for selecting music for our reception. Keith was very flexible and let us make changes and additions to our selections days before the wedding. He put together a variety of music to keep the dance floor packed all night! Our family and friends had a blast! Thank you Keith and Sounds Abound! We look forward to recommending you to all of our friends and family!”
Molly & Jake – June 26, 2010
“The experience we had with Keith was amazing. He played all the music to keep our guests on the dance floor. There was never a dull moment and he fit in well with our guests. He also went above and beyond that night, including helping our photographer find my missing toss bouquet, and making sure all of our last minute, day of secret events went off without a hitch. We couldn’t have had more positive compliments about Keith from our guests. Thanks Keith for an unforgettable night!”
Amy & Brian – June 19, 2010
“Our experience with Sounds Abound DJ Service was excellent. Our DJ, Keith, was everything we could have asked for in a DJ. Not only did he uphold excellent professionalism, but he was very charismatic and fun the entire evening. He was extremely accommodating with all of our requests, yet still utilized his professional talent, and kept the music flowing perfectly from the beginning of cocktail hour until the last song of the night. Our dance floor was full the entire evening, with everyone from our grandparents to our college friends. To further explain our exceptional experience with Keith, we heard not once, but multiple times from various guests this comment: “That was the best DJ at a Wedding I’ve ever heard.” Kudos to Keith, and thanks again to him and Sounds Abound, for helping to make our wedding reception truly wonderful!!”
Jennifer & Harry – June 5, 2010
“Keith was excellent.”
Jess & Dan – May 29, 2010
“Keith was Great! We have had/been to three weddings that have used Sounds Abound- all have been excellent!”
Mia & Jason – November 21, 2009
“Keith was excellent. Had a wonderful experience, accommodating, and will use again in the future!”
Vicki – MOB Cameo & Matthew – October 17, 2009
“Keith was very professional. The evening went as scripted. The dance floor was always full and the guests were enjoying themselves. You run a well organized business.”
Laura & Dave – October 10, 2009
“Both my husband and I received several compliments on the music at our reception. The selection of songs was perfect and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Thank you!”
Tammy & Mike – September 26, 2009
“Keith’s performance was excellent and exceeded expectations.”
Vivian & Chris – September 20, 2009
“The presentation of what Sounds Abound offers was excellent and helped us in making our decision for our DJ Services. The website was an excellent way to assist in choosing a specific DJ for our event. Keith Talaga did an excellent job keeping the event moving along smoothly. Everyone commented on how well he balanced the music choices we chose and the requests that were made by our guests. I would recommend Keith to any future couples booking Sounds Abound.”
Meredith & Luke – September 6, 2009
“Our DJ Keith was great as was Sounds Abound. I felt completely comfortable with everything that was to occur at the wedding due to the outstanding service we received leading up to the big day. The planning website made it easy to know what to plan for & expect. Keith was great to work with. He was exactly what we wanted. He played a great selection of music & followed our instructions. I would definitely recommend him & Sounds Abound.”
Allison & Steven – July 18, 2009
“Keith. We just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding reception so much fun. You did such a great job mixing music for all age groups. It kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. We had so many people come up to us and tell us they loved our DJ. Thanks again!”
Renee & Joe – May 2, 2009
“You guys were friendly, great, and easy to work with. Keith was especially wonderful, going above and beyond to get the music we wanted played at the reception.”
Brianne & Chris – October 11, 2008
“Keith was Awesome!! He played all the music that we requested and all of our friends and family are still raving on how great he was. We really appreciated the great service we received. Thanks Keith!”
Krissi & Jeff – May 3, 2008
“Keith was awesome, our guests loved him and his music selection. He was engaging and entertaining. We completely left everything up to him and his team and they pulled it off amazingly. We’re extremely happy that we chose Sounds Abound and Keith to handle the entertainment at our reception. The dance floor was packed the entire time, thanks so much for everything. It was fantastic.”