Matt AmmonsSounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
I began working with Sounds Abound in May of 2007 when I was given the opportunity to work with and learn from the other DJs in the company. After about a year of training, I began taking on events as lead MC, and since then, I have been in charge of hundreds of parties. I feel that my experience and musical knowledge along with my outgoing and friendly personality make me the perfect fit for any type of gathering, from weddings to school dances to corporate functions.
One of the best things about being a DJ is that I truly love ALL kinds of music! I’m a huge fan of soul, R&B, and hip-hop; and I enjoy anything from rock to house, country to jazz, new and old. That being said, a big part of my job is to be flexible. I will try to find out as much as possible about YOUR preferences so that I can personalize your event to fit YOU. It is my goal to make sure that your special occasion goes exactly the way you want it to, and that all you have to do when you arrive at your event is sit back, relax, and enjoy yourself with all of your guests. I thank you for taking the time to learn about me, and I look forward to having the opportunity to assure your party is one for the ages!
What Clients Say About Matt
Matt was a great DJ at our wedding. He kept the party going and was very attentive to all of ours and guests needs. Everyone had a great time and loved the music and atmosphere thanks to Matt!
October 13, 2018
Matt You were the most amazing MC & DJ for our wedding - thank you so much for everything! You were so effortless to work with and our wedding was perfect! From the ceremony that flowed so beautifully - to our intro's at the reception, and everyone dancing all night long - it was such a blast! We couldn't have had the best wedding ever without you! Thank you!
September 8, 2018
We used Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound, and we could not have been happier. Matt (and Sounds Abound) were very professional and accommodating. We live out of state and could not meet in person prior to the wedding day, but were able to communicate and set everything up via email and phone. Matt made sure everything at the reception went smoothly and timely. He took our song preferences and "must plays" and made an amazing playlist for the entire evening. He had people on the dance floor all night! We highly recommend using Sounds Abound for your DJ needs.
September 22, 2018
Sounds Abound provided us with everything we needed for our wedding! Matt Ammons was an incredible DJ! Sounds Abound was a great choice and I would recommend this company to everyone for a party! Thank you very much for helping make my wedding a night to remember!!
September 21, 2018
Kate said... Matt Ammons DJ’ed our wedding in May 2018 at Elements Event Venue in Naperville and we could not have been happier. A few weeks before our wedding Matt met with us to get to know us better, go over the timeline for our wedding day and to discuss our song choices. Matt was engaging and very detail oriented, we appreciated how much he wanted to ensure he was pronouncing our wedding party members names correctly. During the meeting we discussed our “must plays”, “do not plays” and gave Matt a general idea of what kind of music we would like played during the wedding. The day of our wedding he did an excellent job coordinating with our venue planner, keeping us on schedule with our timeline and most importantly keeping the dance floor packed. We felt bad that we only gave him a general sense of what we would want played but he took that and knocked it out of the park. He did an excellent job reading the crowd, playing the classic wedding songs early on and keeping it up-tempo with newer hits and mixing in our favorite throwbacks for the latter part of the night. We were very pleased with our experience with Sounds Abound. Their pricing is fair, their staff is responsive and they have a straightforward online planning tool to help select your songs. We would highly recommend Sounds Abound and DJ Matt Ammons to any of our family and friends.
May 12, 2018
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Matt Ammons at Sounds Abound. Music was a high priority on our list, and we wanted the dance floor packed the entire night. Matt did just that! He was so easy to work with and made all of our requests possible. We had so many compliments on the music and we were so glad that everyone was out there dancing! Would highly recommend Matt or any one at Sounds Abound!
October 7, 2017
My husband and I booked our DJ Matt through Sounds Abound and could not have been happier! When we met with him beforehand, Matt really got to know us and listened to what we like and dislike about different weddings we have been to. He took the time to practice everyone's names to announce them properly, too, which we appreciated as we had some unique last names in our wedding party. Matt knew my fear was an empty dance floor and he kept the floor packed all night! My husband and I didn't skip one dance! He played exactly what we wanted-a mix of oldies, Motown, & some newer hits thrown into the mix at the perfect times. Matt was so wonderful at keeping the party and energy going, I was so impressed and pleased. He also helped us with some unique requests we had about how our bridal party would be announced, and what to do with glass clinking during dinner, and he was so helpful and made what we wanted happen. We were so pleased with Matt and with Sounds Abound and I would recommend them, and already have!, to anyone.
October 27, 2017
Matt Ammons was such an amazing DJ. He did such a great job of keeping everything moving smoothly. His music choice was so good it was able to get people on the dance floor that don't normally dance. Booking with Sounds Abound was easy and stressless. They have an online planning and payment method that was really simple.
October 13, 2017
Our wedding was absolutely amazing. Matt Ammons did an awesome job and did everything we asked of him. Our dinner went so smoothly with the speeches and the music. The first dances were great. He had people out on the dance floor the entire night, which is exactly what we wanted. We got so many compliments on how great the music was. We have no critiques and would not have changed a thing. Thanks again!!
October 7, 2017
We just had our wedding last Friday, October 6th and had Matt A. as our DJ and he was amazing! Thank you Matt for being our DJ , you did a perfect job! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He kept the party going and played awesome music! The DJ is such a huge part of a wedding and I'm so thankful for Matt! All of our guests even said what a great job Matt did! Thank you!
October 6, 2017
We choose Sounds Abound for our wedding at Acquaviva on 9.16.17. We choose Matt Ammons as the DJ. He was awesome!! He met with us over the phone prior to our wedding. He did an awesome job and we are so happy we choose to go with Sounds Abound for our wedding day. We also had Sounds Abound provide a photo booth. That went great as well. We couldn't be happier with our decision on booking Sounds Abound. We will definitely be recommending Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound to friends.
September 16, 2017
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August 11, 2017
We had a great experience with Sounds Abound for our June wedding. We loved the online planner and their prices are great as well. We used their photo booth and our guests had so much fun with it. They did a great job putting together our photo book! One of the greatest choices we made was choosing Matt Ammons as our DJ. He is so much fun! He took the time to meet with us beforehand and get to know the type of music we like, as well as helping us get things in order of how we wanted them. He had so much energy and played the best music! Our dance floor was full all night and our guests raved about how awesome our DJ was. He helped make our wedding the best night I could have ever asked for!
June 16, 2017
Matt Ammons..The ONLY DJ I book for ANY event!!
Matt Ammons what can I say.. He's the very BEST!! When my Office manager came to me discussing our upcoming Christmas Party that they had no DJ for at that time, I immediately said "Matt Ammons!!" I had mentioned he was a personal friend, he's Dj'd my Husband and Mines wedding along with some others we know and he's the only DJ I book for any kind of event! She called right away and requested Matt and sure enough he was available that day and all ready to GO. Matt played appropriate music during cocktail hour, Speeches that were given and Dinner. After all that and it was ready to get our "Dance On", he played music for ALL ages and that dance floor was never empty! I personally enjoyed all his music and have no complaints! Sunrise Chevrolet will for sure be requesting him for years to come! Matt Ammons Thank You again from all of us at Sunrise Chevy!
Sounds Abounds was the perfect DJ! The staff was fantastic to work with. Matt Ammons did a phenomenal job from the beginning. From our initial meeting to all the details on the wedding day everything ran smoothly. He kept the guests happy and the dance floor poppin! We had a blast!
November 26, 2016
The Knot Review
Sounds Abound is amazing! Matt was our DJ and he went above and beyond all of our expectations/thoughts on how the day was going to go. He was on top of everything, listening to what we wanted, and made the transition between all of the various things throughout our night flawless.
December 3, 2016
We got married in October and had Matt A. as our DJ. We picked Matt because we saw his work back last year at one of our friends wedding and he made the dance floor a party all night! Matt did no different for us and he did not disappoint. He had everyone dancing all night on our dance floor! I've heard from MANY people how great they thought our DJ was! Matt made sure everyone had a fantastic time at our wedding! We would recommend Matt to anyone looking for a fun, prompt, and professional DJ!
October 1, 2016
Matt Ammons is the man!! Our guests loved him. He kept the dance floor moving. He was meticulous about the pronunciation for the grand entrances of both parents and bridal party. He got together with us before the big day to make sure all was outlined correctly. He really takes pride in his work, and knows what's on the radio right now (or at least what people want to hear on the wedding day!). MATT IS AWESOME!
September 17, 2016
Amazing, easy to work with, great online tools to use
First off, this is long overdue, as our wedding was two months ago, but the DJ we had for our wedding was Matt Ammons. He was beyond fantastic to work with, from the setup stage to the last song, he truly made our wedding amazing. You don't realize how much of a factor the music and DJ play into the overall experience your guests have at your wedding until you have one as fantastic as Matt. We gave him the general type of music we would like during each stage and he ran with it, nailing it right on the head with what we had in mind.
Overall, we cannot say enough nice things about him and would highly recommend him to anyone. He was the DJ for my buddies wedding the year prior, so that is how we chose him for ours. We saw how great he was as a guest and then working with him one on one was a breeze. My guests came up to me throughout the night complimenting how great the music was, the DJ was, and that they were having the time of their lives, which is the hope all bride and grooms hope for their guests.
Thank you so much Matt for making our wedding so memorable, not only for my wife and I, but for all the guests as well!
August 27, 2016
Matt, Before Mike and I fly off on our honeymoon, we wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for everything you did yesterday!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect - you were the best MC for the entrances and speeches, and our wish was more than fulfilled in that we had a packed dance floor the entire night... thank you SO much for keeping the jams going until midnight! I never wanted to leave the dance floor, and so many of my friends kept saying how much they loved every single song that came on! Seriously, it was just the best and we thank you so much for that! I attached the photo our photographer shared with us last night just to share with you guys as well.
October 15, 2016
The Best Wedding DJ Ever!
Sounds Abound was absolutely wonderful to work with for our July 2016 wedding. They are professional, communicative, and most importantly, they have amazing DJs! We were lucky enough to have DJ Matt Ammons for our wedding reception, and he was phenomenal. He made sure that every detail was perfect, from the wedding party introductions to keeping the party going on the dance floor for the entire reception. His attention to detail was excellent. We really wanted to make sure that we had plenty of time for dancing at our reception, and Matt very helpfully kept us on schedule! Our guests were on the dance floor from the first song to the last which was exactly what we hoped for our reception. We truly couldn't have asked for a better DJ experience. Thank you so much to Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding day so perfect!
July 9, 2016
Primetime Wedding Entertainment
My wife and I picked Sounds Abound for our wedding entertainment. Matt Ammons is not only a great DJ, but also a great host. We did a choreographed dance and even Matt played along in the surprise! Many of our guests asked for his information. We will recommend him and Sounds Abound for any event.
August 13, 2016
We had Matt Ammons DJ our wedding. He did a phenomenal job. He created the perfect environment for all aspects of our wedding. We would definitely recommend him to others.
August 6, 2016
Wonderful Experience with Matt Ammons!!
I met Matt at the Sounds Abound open house last year and instantly upon speaking to him knew that I had to have him as the DJ for my wedding. He is a wonderful person to work with- his communication leading up to the day was excellent and his day of performance was out of this world! He willingly took a long list I had put together with special songs I wanted played for my ceremony and cocktail hour without any hesitation and made each and every song happen. The reception was perfect- my husband and I mentioned to him that we are not huge "party people" and hinted at the fact that we would rely on music to get and keep the crowd on the dance floor. Matt did just that and more!! His presence in the room was positive and upbeat and he brought the energy out of us all, all afternoon and evening long. I can't forget to mention that his ability to go with the flow was much appreciated as we had a few changes/additions that came up that morning and he handled them seamlessly- we really appreciated how easy going he was about it all! I cannot thank Matt enough for the wonderful job he did and most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for any occasion.
May 7, 2016
Matt Ammons was the DJ for our wedding on May 21, 2016 at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. Matt was INCREDIBLE! He took the time to get to know us beforehand to get a feel for what music we liked and didn't like and to make sure he was fully prepared. For our reception, our tables had musicians instead of numbers - Matt went around to every table and played music from the different artists during the dinner hour. We hadn't asked that of him but it was perfect! His attention to detail and his ability to read a room are fantastic. I highly suggest hiring Matt as your DJ - I would hire him over and over again!
May 21, 2016
The BEST DJ around!
Our wedding took place on June 18th, 2016 at my parents horse farm in Oswego. For the whole day everything seemed to be running behind schedule, and as I pulled up the driveway in my carriage, I saw Matt Ammons at the top of the hill. He gave me a nod and I knew everything was going to be okay for the rest night. When you have Matt as your DJ, everything is taken care of. Even before the wedding he listens to your ideas and offers suggestions to make things better. He plays the songs on your playlist and adjusts music through the night based on what the crowd is doing. He makes sure that the dance floor is always busy and creates a fun atmosphere for all partygoers. Not to be forgotten was his fabulous assistant, Cal. Cal worked hard all night making sure music was ready to go and everything was running smooth. People are still talking about our wedding and how much fun they had dancing to all the tunes that Matt played. If you want your wedding to be a stress free and fabulous time, Matt Ammons is your guy! Thank you for everything Matt!!
June 18, 2016
We had a fabulous time all thanks to our DJ Matt Ammons. He was extremely fun and professional and kept our dance floor crowded! We have continued to get compliments on how fun our reception was and how great the music was! Matt kept it fun and not theatrical. We would definitely recommend Matt Ammons to anyone!
June 25, 2016
There aren't enough words to describe how amazing our experience was with Sounds Abound. We chose Matt as our DJ because of his love for all kinds of music and that's definitely what he helped us to provide for our wedding. Even from the start of cocktail hour and dinner our guests were raving about how fantastic the music choices were and even the incredible sound of Matt's voice. Our dance floor was never empty. Matt was so easy to work with and beyond helpful by answering any and all of our questions or bizarre requests. We knew we were in great hands. Matt allowed us to enjoy our reception with no worries at all and he helped us to throw the ultimate Blackhawks party! Thank you SO much again Matt!
June 4, 2016
Matt was absolutely amazing!!! He really did a fantastic job! The dance floor was least full which was a huge plus for us. DJs make or break the wedding and he MADE the wedding!!! Best music that could have been played. And for our bridal party we were stuck on the perfect song for them and to our surprise it was great! Went perfect with with our entry. Thank you again, Matt!!!
May 20, 2016
We used Matt at Sounds Abound and he was AWESOME! He was really easy to work with, super flexible and very chill. Overall very cool guy. He checked on us throughout the evening to make sure we were doing okay and to see if we needed anything. He kept everything on track as far as the schedule and he kept the guests out on the dance floor all evening, which was a pretty big feat given that our venue also offered bowling and bocce as part our package. I absolutely recommend Sounds Abound and especially Matt! 🙂
April 30, 2016
Matt with Sounds Abound makes a great party!
Matt with Sounds Abound gave us the dance floor party we wanted! He kept the all of the guests dancing all night! Not only was the music great, he coordinated so well with our venue that the whole night went by without any hiccups, which allowed me and my husband to relax and dance and enjoy the party ourselves!! Highly recommended to anyone having a wedding in Chicagoland!
November 14, 2015
Matt Ammons-BEST DJ
Our experience with Sounds Abound was absolutely perfect! The company itself has knowledgeable and professional associates that made my wedding day a dream. We selected Matt Ammons as our DJ and he made our day so special. Matt is patient, personable, punctual, and professional. He was so easy to communicate. With every little request he was more than accommodating. Hands down would recommend Sounds Abound and Matt for any occasion.
Thank you again!
Heather & Michael
October 31, 2015
We had a great experience with Sounds Abound Entertainment! Matt was the DJ/MC for our wedding reception in October 2015. Matt proactively communicated with us leading up to the day of our wedding via email, text and an in person meeting. The night of our reception, Matt had great command of the event as MC and had our wedding guests having fun and dancing as DJ. Matt kept the reception on schedule including toasts, a video montage, special dances and coordinating guitarists that played during cocktail hour and dinner. Overall, Matt was an excellent DJ/MC and we would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound for any event. Thank you again Matt, for helping our wedding reception be a great time for us and our guests.
October 24, 2015
My husband and I have been married for a couple of months now and we still have memories of dancing with each other and our guests at our reception. We had such a fantastic time and our guests raved about what a wonderful time they had dancing the night away! From the beginning of our experience with Sounds Abound we felt very comfortable. There were a lot of DJs to choose from and the packages had nice options at a fair price. We were so happy with Matt as our DJ! He met with us before hand to go over exactly what we wanted our reception to look like so that we wouldn't have to worry about it that day. He was very laid back and open to any ideas we had, but also was great at making suggestions when we were at a loss for ideas. When it came down to it, we trusted his opinion for most options, and we are so happy we did. Both he and his assistant that day were very professional, on time, and did everything they said they would take care of. Not to mention they were just fun and nice guys!! I don't have anything negative to say about Sounds Abound, I would definitely recommend that you use them for any event.
July 17, 2015
Bobbi said... Matt Ammons was the MC/DJ for our wedding and we seriously cannot say good enough things about him. He was amazing and our guests LOVED the music and seriously danced all night long with us. Our dance floor was seriously PACKED the whole night. I have also gotten a lot of requests from my engaged guests about who we went through for our DJ service and who our DJ's name was because they enjoyed him so much. We felt that SoundsAbound had a very easy site to navigate through and it was so easy to pick our "play lists" out for the night. They also we were very reasonably priced even with the biggest package that we received. We cannot say enough good things about SoundsAbound and Matt Ammons, they both contributed to our unforgettable wedding night.
October 3, 2015
We had Sounds Abound provide the music for our wedding ceremony and reception in October 2015. They were great! Rufus did a wonderful job for the ceremony, everything was played at the right moment. Matt Ammons was the DJ for the reception and kept the evening on track. He knew just the right music to play to keep the guests happy. Both were incredibly professional as was all the staff that we spoke with. I would highly recommend them! We will have wonderful memories thanks to Sounds Abound!
October 9, 2015
I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely ridiculously fantastic job your entire crew did at our wedding! Matt and his assistant did an amazing job and I have received a large amount of compliments about them. I have to say he was so easy to work with and he played all the right songs in all the right places. After our meeting I knew we were on the same page, but I had no idea he would be able to match the moods as perfectly as he did. Several members of the country club that were present at the wedding could not believe the quality of his work and they said that they never attended an event there that was so perfect. I wanted to let you know that everyone was just blown away and I know our event coordinator was also impressed and will be recommending your company to other members for future events. People were also very impressed with the uplighting and I will have to say Kyle gave us the suggestion for purple uplighting for the room and then scrolling colors during dancing and it absolutely changed the room, which is beautiful on its own, but it transformed it into something out of a fairy tale. The photo booth was also a phenomenal hit! I am so glad we went with the keepsake book as well. It was so nice to be able to see all the hilarious pictures of our guests having a blast the attendants were also so kind and easy to work with. I am beyond impressed and I can assure you that all the guest were as well. I feel I could write a novel about how amazing everything was. I'm blown away and I know that I will be recommending all of your services to all my friends who will be planning their weddings and other events, and I believe our venue (La Grange Country Club) will be recommending you as well. I also have to say again what a pleasure it was to work with Matt, he was fantastic and rolled with all the changes I threw at him the day of. He's fantastic! I am so glad we went with your company you helped make our big day a beautiful celebration!
October 17, 2015
Excellent DJ/MC service
We also asked Matt to provide the music for our ceremony as well. No worries or complaints there either!
We would, without hesitation, recommend Matt and Sounds Abound for any bride or groom who is looking for the perfect MC/DJ for their special day.
October 10, 2015
I just got married in September 2015 and we had Matt Ammons as our DJ/MC and he was phenomenal! He was great to work with and was willing to meet our difficult schedule. He was spot on with our requests and went above and beyond what we expected! He took awesome, memorable action shots of our ceremony and reception which he also made a short video of, assisted when glitches with the location came up (outside of music or his role specifically), and handled changes the day of with ease and confidence. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and Matt did a great job reading the crowd. We are so grateful and happy that we made the perfect choice of having Matt as our DJ and we highly recommend him!
September 6, 2015
So glad we went with Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons as our wedding DJ! Matt made sure all of our requests were taken into account and kept people on our dance floor all night. Our guests were more than complimentary of him as well. I'm also so appreciative of the photos and videos he took from behind his booth - he captured a lot of great moments and was so quick to share them with us.
Everyone says there will be at least one thing to go wrong on your day and unfortuantely for us, that was the photobooth. We had some issues with it partway through the night but I don't think it's common for Sounds Abound - just bad luck for us. Only reason I wanted to bring it up was because the person watching over the photo both didn't give up trying to fix it the whole night. Ken was also SO quick to contact us afterwards and resolved the issue for us right away. Top notch customer service all around.
I might be biased but I'm pretty sure we had the best wedding reception of all time - thanks so much to Matt and Sounds Abound!!
September 26, 2015
Matt was a great DJ. We could not have made a better choice. We met with him a couple weeks in advance at a local restaurant to go over some details and emailed him a suggested list of songs the week of our wedding. He was very flexible. He was a great MC and was able to handle our "lively" bridal party. Our dance floor was full the whole night. He was able to get a feel for what we wanted to hear based on our suggested list and also our guests responses. Pick Matt!
September 18, 2015
Professionals from start to finish!
The wedding process can be tedious and nerve racking for all that partake. However, the professionals at Sounds Abound made the process worry free and easy. We had the pleasure of working with Matt Ammons a DJ that was recommended to us by several of our friends that all had pleasurable experiences with him and Sounds Abound.
I strongly recommend utilizing Matt and Sounds Abound for all of your DJ related needs. We allowed Matt to take charge of music selection and provide direction for the entire reception. Without any regrets we had the time of our lives large in part to his ability to keep the dance floor busy the entire night.
Thank You Matt!
September 12, 2015
Matt Ammons - Best DJ EVER!!!!
When Kevin and I were choosing our wedding DJ, it was not a hard decision. We had been to two weddings where Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound was the DJ, and it was amazing! Well, Matt did not disappoint, as we knew he wouldn't. He is so much more than a DJ! He pays attention and handles the small details that you don't have time to think of the day of your wedding. Needless to say, his playlists were AMAZING! Our dance floor was NEVER empty! No exaggeration. There was not one single moment from the beginning of the reception that the dance floor was not packed! Matt is extremely professional and works so well with you throughout the night! I had SEVERAL people asking about the DJ by the end of the night, and I know he handed out several cards. Matt Ammons is a huge benefit to your company. Don't let him out of your sight! Thank you Matt Ammons and Sounds About for making our wedding reception beyond amazing!
August 1, 2015
Matt Ammons was outstanding!
It is with great pleasure that we recommend Matt Ammons to DJ any event. Matt, did our wedding and did an absolute fantastic job. He appropriately controlled the room and made sure all the celebrations and speeches were made and kept within the timeframe we outlined. During dancing, Matt played a mix of songs that got almost all of our guests up and dancing on the dance floor. Matt went above and beyond by meeting with us a few weeks before the wedding to ensure we were all on the same page. He even took pictures and videos of the wedding and tagged us in them on social media after. Throughout the entire processMatt was professional, reachable and just did an overall outstanding job! We could not have been happier! Thank you again Matt!
August 22, 2015
July 4th Wedding
We were so pleased with Sounds Abound. They offered us one of the best prices that we saw. Our DJ, Matt Ammons, was absolutely fantastic. He had the dance floor full the entire night and several of my friends asked for his information for their weddings.
July 4, 2015
I'm not one to write reviews, but going through the wedding planning process, I relied on reviews to pick vendors, so I thought I would take some time to leave my opinion. Matt was the DJ for my wedding on July 11th. Additionally, we attended a wedding the following Saturday (July 18th), and Matt was again the DJ. As a bride and groom, he was wonderful to work with. He quickly answered questions and gave his honest opinion when we asked for it. The night of the wedding, he kept the dance floor full the entire night. My family is not naturally drawn to the dance floor, but we were amazed at how easily Matt got people dancing. As guests, at the July 18th wedding, Matt again did a perfect job as Master of Ceremony and at keeping the dance floor packed the entire night. I'm a teacher, and I give Matt an A+ rating.
July 11, 2015
Matt Ammons did a tremendous job at our wedding. He made my fiance feel at ease and did everything to her liking. I was told by a fellow co-worker to book Matt early because he's in high demand for weddings, after experiencing him first hand at our wedding, I can see why! I can't express the amount of gratitude and appreciation Christy and I had for Matt's amazing performance!!!! Go with the best, go with this company!!!! Fredric Nielsen
July 10, 2015
During my wedding DJ search I heard many horror stories of DJ's from friends and family members ( all DJ's not from Sounds Abound). Some said that their DJ announced them incorrectly, said names wrong, the music was bad and barely anyone danced. This was a major fear of mine for my own wedding. I wanted people to get up and dance and the music to have a great mix for all ages and eras. I wanted to make sure all my guests were comfortable and the structure of the reception was presented in an appropriate and smooth manner. The reception for my wedding was successful ONLY because my DJ Matt Ammons did a PHENOMENAL job DJing my wedding. Everything was perfect and everyone was dancing ( the floor was packed and people were dancing even off of the dance floor). Everyone had an amazing time and complimented the DJ. The dance floor always had people on it having a great time. Thank you Sounds Abound for making my special day even more amazing . Thank you Matt Ammons for making my reception unforgettable and being so easy to work and collaborate with! Highly recommend Sounds Abound!
July 3, 2015
For our wedding we had Matt Ammons for our DJ and he was AMAZING! Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was full the entire night. He made sure everything ran on time and accomidated requests for music and slight changes to the schedule. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding!
Wes and Kaitlyn Schweer
June 20, 2015
Best DJ ever!!!
When I first went into Sounds Abound, I had one request. I needed a DJ who could blend songs really well to the point where you cannot even notice the transition. I love music and music is my life. I judge pretty harshly on people who fail to do music justice (I have also had terrible experiences with DJs before, too). Rufus, the guy I spoke to recommended Matt Ammons right away. Thankfully he was available on the day of my wedding. Now, I have no words to describe how amazing Matt is! This man is nothing less than perfect. Not just with the music, but just in general as a person. I got sent the form to fill out online and I tried to fill it out. School kept getting in the way and a bunch of other wedding things on top of way too many family and personal problems. By the time it came for me to finally meet with Matt (4 days before the wedding), I think I only had the names of people listed and some songs for the ceremony… and the information he had was no longer up to date. So not only was my paperwork that Matt needed for my wedding unfinished, I was also late to showing up with meeting him. Most people would be frustrated and very short with you, but Matt was so understanding, accommodating, relaxed, and just a happy, fun guy. We sat down and got a lot of the details updated and fixed and went over everything else that was important for my wedding to be a success. I felt bad for this guy at this point because I was so vague with my music requests. All I wanted was the top hits from the 60s-present, then after about 10pm to just play the current stuff. I had family of all ages (4-89) and wanted no one to feel left out when dancing. I think the only real request I made was telling Matt that there was no such thing as too much Backstreet Boys. And even still, that was a vague request. For the next 4 days, Matt and I stayed in contact to update any last minute changes or to answer any last minute questions. He was on point with everything since I met him. He knows his job and he does it well. Come the day of the wedding, I was on the verge of breaking down. Not due to wedding stress or anything. Everything was perfect. There were some personal issues, and family members on my husband’s side, who did not like me, were being really rude to me and trying to make me cry. Aside from my amazing photographer who had me laughing, Matt helped by being super sweet and having a constant smile on his face, which made everyone around want to smile, especially me. The ceremony and reception went smoothly with the music. The dance floor was not empty, but I do wish more people were dancing. Granted out of the 300+ people I invited, only 50 or so showed, so the floor was going to look a little empty anyway. By about 9:30p, many people who had kids or who were over 40 left. There were maybe 15 people left for the last 2 ½ hours. Matt did a great job keeping people on the dance floor even though there was practically nobody there. He is so awesome at what he does that I even had 2 wedding crashers stop by because his DJing skills were just that bomb. I would definitely hire Matt again for whatever party occasion I may eventually have in the future. He is such a personable guy and we hit it off really well. There is nothing I love more than knowing you came out of an event with a possible new friend. If you want someone who will treat your day with care, then you need to hire Matt for your day. He gets a 10/10 on every level. No if, ands, or buts!
May 24, 2015
Professional and able to connect with their clients
What a fun wedding reception... the energy was kept up (everyone on the dance floor) because of Matt Ammons from SoundsAbound..he did a great job with music selection... I heard from many it was the most fun wedding reception they had been to...ever. My pet peave is when a DJ says something like," everyone get up on the floor and dance!" I dont like that... the music will make everyone dance... the rest is begging... Matt's music had everyone on the dance floor all night long... no one, including my daughter the bride, did not want to leave. As she said, " the night was PERFECT!" What else does a father want to hear? Matt was easy to work with, receptive to ideas and integrated them nicely into the evening... a true professional... Thanks again!
May 23, 2015
Fantastic-- all around
Sounds abound and its crew made our wedding that much more perfect! Great communication/feedback and even better service!!! Matt Ammons (DJ) specifically deserves extra recognition for always going the extra mile to produce nothing but spectacular outcomes! Thank you!!!!
May 30, 2015
We had one request when it came to our reception music: that our guest remain on the dance floor. Sounds Abound, and our DJ, Matt Ammons did not disappoint! Matt took our request to heart, and our guests definitely had a great time!! His attention to detail on cutting songs just right was outstanding. He also helped with setting up the timeline, and moving things along during the night for us. He definitely went above and beyond what we were expecting out of our DJ services, and we couldn't have been happier! We also did our Photo Booth through Sounds Abound. They were fantastic and kept up easily with the masses who were looking to enjoy the booth. Everything was absolutely fantastic, and we couldn't have asked for a better team! Thank you all so much for helping make our day so special!
April 25, 2015
My wedding was back in 2011, I usually don't write reviews but I recently just watched my wedding video and wanted to write a review for My D.J Matt Ammons. He was amazing and made our night run so smoothly!!!! He did such a great job so I just wanted to say "thank you". -Natasha Street-
Matt and I were so pleased with our DJ experience, and wanted to say thank you to Matt Ammons and his assistant for making our wedding day so wonderful. We picked Matt Ammons from the meet and greet nearly a year before our wedding. His personality seemed to match ours and we felt pretty confident we would have a great party because of him. He did not disappoint. We met with him about 10 days before the wedding and went through our vision and thoughts on music as well as giving him some lists of music we were excited about for our wedding day. We went outside the box with cocktail hour music and dinner music and he was super receptive to all of our requests and suggestions. On our wedding day everything went off without a hitch and there wasn’t even enough room on the dancefloor at some parts of the night because so many people were dancing. From the moment the dance floor opened up until the very last song the dance floor was full, which is what we wanted. He picked such a good variety of music from our ‘Must Play’ list to song requests from our guests (pre-approved). He did a great job working with our other vendors and making the night one that not just us, but our guests, will remember for a long time. An added bonus, just before the wedding Matt found us on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and after the reception was over he shared videos and pictures with us from our special day! It was great! Thank you so much for helping us throw a great party! We also rented uplighting and a photobooth which were great!
February 7, 2015
What's a wedding without music? Probably pretty dull. What's a wedding with bad music? We would guess even worse. Fortunately for us, we never had to worry about either scenario because we had a phenomenal DJ in Matt Ammons. He was recommended to us via a mutual connection, however we hired him based on his many stellar reviews--and he did not disappoint. Matt met with us in person a few weeks before our wedding and of course asked us which specific songs we would like used in our ceremony, and what styles of music we'd like played at our reception. But he went beyond that by engaging us and getting to know us as couple. He made sure he understood the sort of vibe we were going for, and on the day of he executed it perfectly. He has that knack for keeping the dance floor full and all the generations of family well-entertained. You'd be making a wise choice having Matt emcee your wedding.
January 3, 2015
Sounds Abound did an amazing job. Matt was our DJ and he was great! He kept the dance floor packed. We had a great time! I highly recommend Matt and Sounds Abound.
October 25, 2014
Matt Ammons was our DJ at our wedding on 10/18, and to be brief, he was phenomenal. He kept us on time, and also kept the party on the dance floor, which is exactly what we wanted. He was professional, patient, and very genuine throughout the entire process... Did I mention patient? We had seen Matt through a couple of different friends weddings and we knew he was the guy we had to have. He made our reception memorable and so much fun. I would not hesitate to recommend him again... We were honored to have him be our master of ceremony.
October 18, 2014
Perfect Wedding DJ
Matt Ammons was our DJ and he helped to set the perfect tone for our evening. He kept everything flowing and made sure that everyone had an incredible night!
October 11, 2014
Excellent, Reliable, and Professional - Bride
Sounds Abound did not disappoint us. From beginning to end, we did not encounter any problems with this company. The whole process was easy and their offerings are vast that we did not think twice in choosing them for our wedding. We could not think of anything negative to say about this company especially our DJ/MC Matt Ammons, who by the way, was very professional, attentive, skilled, and very reliable. Music is a huge component of a successful party and Matt totally delivered that night. The guests cannot stop thanking us for great music and a great night. We got a lot of compliments on our DJ and how the program flowed so well. All of our requests were granted and this company and Matt have exceeded our expectations. It would not have been the best night of our lives if not for them. The photo booth was such a huge hit as well, Thanks Sounds Abound for providing us with this option.
September 6, 2014
Sounds Abound and Matt are AMAZING! - Groom
Right from the beginning we knew Sounds Abound was the choice to be the life of our wedding reception. From our initial consultation to the last song played, Sounds Abound, specifically Matt Ammons, were very professional.
Matt was very attentive to our needs all the way up to the wedding day. He always made sure that we knew what was going on and what was next during the program.
Lastly, the music that was played during our reception was AWESOME! Most of our guests were telling us how great the song selection was - there was not one dull moment on the dance floor! Matt was very receptive to the guests' vibe and fed off of that.
To the entire staff from Sounds Abound, you all contributed to the best night of our lives.
September 6, 2014
Thank you to Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding a fantastic event! Matt and his assistant, kept the wedding flowing nicely and had our guests dancing! Even before our wedding Matt was very helpful and met with us a month before just to make sure we had everything in order. My husband and his friends did an impromptu fireworks show at our wedding and Matt played the perfect music during the show. I couldn't have asked for a better entertainment group, thank you so much Matt!!
September 13, 2014
Sounds Abound were great to work with! I would highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of a DJ. Our DJ, Matt Ammons, was the best!! He did an amazing job of incorporating music both of our cultures and pronouncing everyone's names! We received so many wonderful comments from our guest about the music and Matt. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He had people on the dance floor all night long! Thank you so much for being part of our special day!
July 19, 2014
The whole process working with Sounds Abound was great. Everything ran smoothly and everyone we worked with was professional. Matt was out DJ and he was experienced, easy to work with, and made out wedding day truly memorable. They handled the ceremony music, up lighting for the reception and the DJ responsibilities. We couldn't be happier with the service they provided.
September 5, 2015
Sounds Abound was extremely professional from start to finish, from the first phone call I made, they took care of my 100% of the process.
We had Sounds abound Dj our wedding and also were able to have them add a slide show, they were able to work with us last minute and get the slide show equipment ready in time for he event.
Our DJ was Matt Ammons, he was awesome, he met with us a few weeks before the wedding to go over all the details. He was outstanding he made sure we stuck to the wedding timeline. He got the equipment ready for three locations. We had an outdoor ceremony and the sound was amazing we even had a live singer who sounded great outside. My guest we complimenting the music he played at cocktail hour! Matt was easy to work with, did not bring a ton of ugly equipment, and played all the songs when we wanted them! He got the party going and I would recommend him and the company to every one I know! We are very happy and pleased!!
August 30, 2014
I am so happy we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding. Our main priority for our wedding was to create a fun atmosphere with great music and dancing. Sounds abound delivered! Our DJ Matt was incredible. He understood what we were looking for and added his own spin and knowledge to keep the party going all night! Our guests are still talking about what a fun party it was. Thank you sooo much! Love, The Herricks
August 29, 2014
Wonderful and great to work with!
From the start Sounds Abound was so great to work with. We had our first meeting with Jeff and he suggested the package he thought would be best and also walked us through how to use their website and that was a huge help bring able to do everything online. Our DJ was Matt Amons and he was amazing! Our guests loved all of our music and my husband and only choose a few key songs the rest was all him. I would recommend this company to anyone they were one of the highlights to the wedding.!
Thank you so much for helping our day be so wonderful! Ryan & Alexandria Michael
August 22, 2014
Our Dj Matt was absolutely fantastic! He was on par with every detail and really helped make our big night one to remember! I will absolutely recommend sounds abound and Matt Ammons specifically to my friends and clients. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!
July 25, 2014
Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound Flawless
Matt Ammons was the perfect DJ/MC for our special day. We knew going in that we were in good hands with Matt, but the night went even better than we could have ever imagined. He was extremely professional, only played the music we wanted to hear, and had the dance floor packed the entire evening. He does a great job taking control of the room to make sure everyone's focused on bridal party entrances, cake cutting, speeches, dances, and all other important events throughout the night. We highly recommend Matt Ammons and the Sounds Abound team to all for their wedding. They put on a flawless performance for us.
Scot and Sarah Rybarczyk - July 18th, 2014 - Pazzo's 311
July 18, 2014
Perfect DJ experience
Matt Ammons was our DJ for our wedding and he was the perfect DJ, MC, and leader who made sure everything ran smoothly at our reception. Examples of Matt’s awesomeness include…
•Matt provided music for our ceremony and our reception. He met with us multiple times and was easy to communicate with. When we had ideas he listened and incorporated our wishes into what he was doing. When we didn’t have a preference he had the perfect suggestion for our event.
•Guests told us weeks after the wedding how great the DJ was and tried to get him for theirs. In fact people are still reminding us of our reception and our DJ, and it was more than 5 weeks ago.
•How packed the dance floor was. It seemed like every hour more people kept coming in to dance. Matt tailored what he played so that everybody had a good time, and wanted to be on the dance floor.
•Also, if you have Matt or any other DJ, remember to feed them. They need to eat just like everybody else.
•Long story short, if you want an amazing, hassle free evening filled with excellent music, a packed dance floor, and a professionally run event, Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons should be the DJ of your choice.
PS. In the photo, Matt is on the left with the vest.
June 13, 2014
Farritor Wedding 3.01.2014
My husband Jack and I chose Matt with Sounds Abound and couldn't have been more pleased with the way that the evening turned out! He was so great to work with from beginning until the very end! He was extremely well organized and worked with us in terms of the music selection, slideshow presentation, and keeping all of our guests out on the dance floor the entire evening. I would highly recommend Matt with Sounds Abound and you will not be disappointed!
March 1, 2014
Sounds Abound made our reception flow beautifully, full of dancing and fun, and all the while stress free!
I can't emphasize enough what a great idea it was to choose Sounds Abound! The reception was orchestrated beautifully while we were able to enjoy our guests the celebration. Matt was a very professional, humorous master of ceremonies, and an even better DJ. We had quite the mix of people at our reception, and he kept the dance floor packed the entire night. There was a genuine sense of care in making in our day special, from the planning process to the end of the reception. Thank you again Sounds Abound for making our wedding day amazing!
May 18, 2014
We used Sounds Abound for our wedding back in May. They did such an amazing job! From start to finish it was such an easy process working with them and they did every single thing we asked them to do. We had them play the music at our ceremony for us which was perfect. Greg Eisel was in charge of that and he did such a wonderful job. Our DJ at our reception was Matt Ammons. I can't say enough good things about him, he is so talented at what he does and you can tell he loves doing it. He was so helpful during the planning process giving us ideas about songs to choose. We made a playlist with songs we wanted played during the dancing part of the reception and every song was played! We also used the photo booth from Sounds Abound which was a huge hit and they put together a slideshow with pictures for us that turned out amazing. So many people told us what a wonderful time they had at the reception and I know a big part of that was the music and photo booth. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and specifically Matt Ammons, they had the pieces that made our wedding day so memorable and such an incredible day!
May 16, 2014
The music and entertainment provided by Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound Entertainment for our wedding was better than we could have ever expected. Matt did a great job keeping everyone entertained and dancing the entire evening. My wife and I couldn't of asked for a better day or a better person to DJ our wedding. Thanks Again to Sounds Abound Entertainment and Matt Ammons for making our wedding day so special!
April 5, 2014
professional and efficient
For my wedding we selected Matt Ammons to be our DJ. He was very professional and had great energy. Matt was very well spoken had great control of the room. My whole experience with sounds abound was fantastic. From the start Matt was in touch with me every step of the way. I could not have been happier with the way that everything turned out.
June 6, 2014
Matt Ammons was absolutely fantastic. We were extremely happy with him. Our guests were out on the dance floor all night! We received multiple compliments on our DJ. Matt was very organized and we were able to meet with him via SKYPE since we were out-of-state. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound and Matt!
May 25, 2014
We hired Matt from Sounds Abound for our May 24, 2014 wedding and could NOT be any happier with our decision. We had a difficult time planning a wedding from out-of-state so there were a lot of things we had to trust other people to take care of for us. Music was one of those things and Matt did NOT disappoint. With almost no input from the bride and groom, Matt kept EVERYONE happy, dancing and having fun. He was incredible flexible with our schedule, extremely personable, and kept the evening flowing smoothly. We would hire Matt again in a heartbeat and we cannot thank you enough!
May 24, 2014
Matt I wanted to take this opportunity, however late it may be, to thank you so much for doing such an amazing job djing Nikki's and my wedding February 15th at Alpine. You have no idea how many people came up to me that night and for months after saying how much fun the dancing was at the wedding. They said over and over that the music was so good they never wanted to leave the floor. The way you picked the perfect songs and blended them together left everyone no choice but to keep dancing! I'm glad we went with you and anyone who wants a perfectly organized set list and non stop dancing for hours should certainly do the same.
Again, your a great DJ thanks again Matt!
February 15, 2014
We loved working with Matt Ammons and the whole Sounds Abound team. Everything was extremely professional and well-organized from the very beginning. Matt did a wonderful job at our wedding reception and provided us with the musical experience we wanted. We received so many compliments on the wonderful job he did - everything from the music selections to the volume of the music to his professionalism. We would definitely recommend using Matt and Sounds Abound! Thank you for helping make our evening perfect!
April 12, 2014
Matt Ammons Rocks!
We worked with Matt Ammons as our DJ and he was AMAZING. We planned our wedding in 5 months, and so we booked our DJ pretty late in the game, about a month or a month and a half out from the wedding. From the start the company was easy to get a hold of on the phone, organized, sent helpful emails. I loved that we could upload all of our information online on our own, including song requests, etc. Our wedding was in Evanston, which is where we live, and Matt was willing to drive up and meet us in Park Ridge (a middle ground between us and Naperville), which I thought was super accommodating. The day of the wedding he was incredibly professional, kept everything running smoothly, and was easy to work with. I HIGHLY recommend him.
November 16, 2013
Picking a DJ and the company was a BIG decision for us as this is one of the important key elements to a wedding. Using Sounds Abound was a GREAT choice. They were extremely professional and right to the point. They had ALL we were looking for and more.
Our DJ for the night was Matt Ammons. He did a awesome job and I was VERY grateful to have him for the BIGGEST day/night for my husband and I. He kept the night right on schedule and there was not a moment the dance floor was empty.
For future engaged couples out there, please take this advice from a previous Bride to Be, choose Sounds Abound for your night and you WILL NOT regret it. Also if Matt is available on your night, CHOOSE HIM!! He is good at what he does and has the night perfect down to a "T".
You as the couple have sooo much going on as it is and being pulled in a lot of directions, this is a person and company you can trust for your big night.
Thanks Matt and Sounds Abound for making our so wonderful and unforgettable.
John and Megan Maropoulos
November 9, 2013
Two Thumbs Up!
My husband and I met and married in the South. However he is from the Chicagoland area, so this called for a second reception so his family and friends could join in the festivities! Sounds Abound came reccomended and we found out why. Matt Ammons was our DJ and he was fantastic! His work ethic was incredible. Before the party officially started he made sure that the party would go exactly how we wanted. The party was nothing short of successful and Matt played a huge part in making the night so much fun! Not to mention we also had the photo booth for additional entertainment and it was a hit. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend Sounds Abound to anyone!! 🙂
November 30, 2013
Sounds Abound helped make our wedding reception truly amazing. Matt helped keep the dance floor full and rocking the entire night! The time flew by and people didn't want to leave the dance floor. People continue to comment about how great the music was and how they have never been at a wedding where the dance floor was so packed the entire night! Matt was great to work with and Sounds Abound made the planning process extremely smooth and stress free. I would recommend Matt and Sounds Abound to anyone who is planning their wedding. It was one of the best choices we made during our entire planning process! Thanks Sounds Abound for helping to make our wedding reception a night we will never forget!
June 29, 2013
Sounds About was great to work with! They were professional and timely with all of the response. Matt was our DJ and everyone raved about how much fun he was. He had everyone on the dance floor for the first song and no one left! We gave him very little direction and he was able to pull a great mix of music, even with us changing things the night before. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Matt in particular!
November 2, 2013
Matt did a wonderful Job with our wedding making it a great day for my wife and I. We couldn't thank him enough for the job that he did, I would recommend Sounds a bound and Matt to anyone that was looking for a DJ and a good time. Also I would like to thank the guys that worked the photo booth that did an awesome job it was also a huge hit at our wedding! Thanks again to everyone.
October 20, 2013
Matt Ammons was a phenomenal dj! He did an awesome job of reading the people at the wedding and ensuring the night went smoothly. We would highly recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone! The photo booth was also a huge hit with guests and our album turned out awesome! Thanks for making our special day even more amazing!
July 6, 2013
An amazing night!
Our wedding was on Saturday September 21st. We used sounds Abound for our uplighting, photobooth and Dj. I could not have been more happy with how everything turned out. We received so many compliments on everything!! For the DJ, we had the privilege of working with Matt Ammons. Words cannot describe how professional and knowledgable he was. I had an extremely large wedding party. He was able to get everyone in line and tell them what to do, where to be, etc. It helped me tremendously because it was one less thing I had to worry about. Not to mention the music itself set the party mood perfectly. I would definitely recommend Matt and Sounds Abound services to anyone and already have!
September 21, 2013
Matt Ammons did a wonderful job at my wedding! He took the time to get the tricky Arabic names down pat, was helpful with last minute changes, and ensured smooth transitions throughout the night. He knew when to play a slow song to give the young crowd a break and let the older couples take the dance floor, then got everyone dancing afterwards with classic old songs like Shout! And the Twist. When a song we requested did not go over with the crowd he played it long enough to give my husband and I time to show off our moves but short enough to get back to a song that everyone enjoyed. We had an amazing time and many people came up to us or our parents remarking how this was the most fun wedding they had ever attended. Even weeks later people we don't even know or who weren't at the wedding are telling us how they heard our wedding was spectacular from our common friends. Thank you Sounds Abount and Matt Ammons for making our special day even better!
September 27, 2013
Matt Ammons made our reception an incredible moment in not just our lives but our family and friends as well. We are from Austin,Texas and had our wedding in IL. Being that we are from out of town you could imagine how difficult that made the planning. I met with Matt once with my mom and sister. In just that one meeting he clearly understood exactly what we wanted. Everyone was on the dance floor all night having a BLAST! It smelled horrible on he floor full of smelly sweaty friends and family enjoying themselves!! When it was time for a break they went to the photo booth! He made our night thank you so much Matt! HIGHLY recommended!
August 16, 2013
Amazing, organized Event Company
We had Matt Ammons as our DJ for or wedding on August 24th, 2013. He was great to work with from the moment we met him. He met with us and talked about exactly what we wanted for our wedding and music preferences, etc. He was very detail oriented. When it came to the big day, he had everything under control. He did the music for it ceremony and reception. Everything was perfect. The dance floor was filled the entire night! We received so many compliments on the music and Matt! We can't thank him enough for making our wedding so memorable! His assistant was great too. The two of them organized our rowdy wedding party and made sure everything ran smooth all night so we didn't have to worry. We also had uplighting and a photobooth from Sounds Abound. The lighting completed the room and looked fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! The photobooth guys were a blast to work with and or guests loved them! Brandon made everyone want to use the photobooth over and over and because of that our album turned out awesome! I can't thank everyone at Sounds Abound enough including Jeff for answering all my questions! You guys are great!
August 24, 2013
Where to start with how AMAZING Sounds Abound was! From our first meeting with Jeff Wells we knew this was the right DJ company for our wedding. We choose Matt Ammons as our DJ for our big day, and he went above and beyond. I was very particular about what music was to be played during the cocktail hour and dinner (grooms can be picky too) and Matt took care of all of my requests and got the party started right. Sounds Abound makes sure they know what you want, and stay in contact frequently until the big day in case there are any changes or new requests. Once the dance floor opened, it was never empty! Matt and Tony made sure that all our big requests, as well our guests requests, were all played. And thankfully they have DO NOT PLAY requests, because the last thing I wanted on my wedding day was to hear "Gangnam Style". They both knew when to mix in certain songs/beats and appealed to all of our guests both young and old throughout the night. I would't hesitate at all to recommend Sounds Abound for a wedding or any event that needs a good DJ. Planning a wedding is stressful, and choosing Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons gave us one less thing to worry about. We couldn't be happier with our experience. Thank you to Matt and your entire staff.
Marc and Mallory Dahlquist
March 10, 2013
It's been over 6 months since we've been married and we have had the chance to see a lot of the people who attended our wedding and the one thing that they always complimented on was how great our DJ, Matt Ammons, was! He played a variety of music with little guidance (we only had about 5 do not plays and 5 must plays I think), and the rest was based on his professional judgement and reading the crowd.
November 10, 2012
I cannot speak highly enough about Sounds Abound or Matt in particular. We had met with several other companies, but after talking with Sounds Abound and hearing rave reviews from friends, we felt confident booking them for our wedding. Now that our wedding has come and gone, I realize just how great Sounds Abound is! Matt was the consummate professional while still being a lot of fun to work with before and during the event. He emceed our event starting with a cocktail hour and managed to keep the dance floor packed until the very last song! He blended his knowledge of our families (given during a pre-wedding meeting) and our taste in music with tried-and-true wedding favorites and more top 100 songs. It was just perfect! In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about music, Matt is everything you'd want in a master of ceremonies. Right before we were supposed to do the bouquet toss, I discovered that the servers had literally tossed my toss bouquet in the garbage! Matt was able to stall and keep me calm while everything got sorted out - and no one knew! That's just one example of how wonderful he is.
Additionally, Sounds Abound did our color-change uplighting. I can't recommend that enough. I wasn't sure it was worth the additional cost (over stand uplighting) but it really made our event extra special. Not only was it a blast to be out on the dance floor with the lights changing to the music, but they made for gorgeous and fun photos! We also had Sounds Abound hook up a portable speaker to our outdoor patio so guests could hear the music and know if any special events were taking place. That was a great idea, too!
Given the length of this testimonial, I obviously cannot say enough good things about this company! I guarantee you will not regret working with them. From the assistants who fields calls and helped with the initial planning stages all the way to the DJs involved in our actual event, everyone was so attentive, making us feel like we were their only customers.
June 22, 2013
We used Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons as our lead DJ. He played such a fantastic mix of songs that kept the dance floor packed the entire night! When the party was over we had to literally drag people off the floor because it was still full of people dancing and singing. He worked with us for songs we liked and wanted, and even had our do not play list memorized! He made announcements when we asked (ex. photo booth, happy birthday, etc.). He had an assistant and both were very friendly and personable, and happy to take requests (especially those from the wedding party). They even had a speaker for the outside patio and fun lights for the dance floor when we wanted them. Would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Matt if you are looking for a very fun night with a DJ who is extremely easy to work with!
May 10, 2013
Sounds Abound provided our group with DJ service for our 2013 Annual Conference, they did a great job with the music, very prompt in arriving and the photo booth was an added entertainment option that are attendees really enjoyed.
June 26 and 27, 2013
Sounds Abound is absolutely the best DJ service in Chicagoland! My wife and I were really impressed by the way we were treated in our first consultation meeting about hosting our wedding reception. Everyone was extremely accommodating and we felt no sales pressure at all. When we sat down later to compare our options, it was really clear that Sounds Abound offers great value with very reasonable pricing.
Our satisfaction didn't stop at the package and pricing. They have a wonderful online service for picking songs, setting up a do-not-play list, outlining the schedule and details of your event, etc. More importantly our DJ, Matt Ammons, was the quintessential professional. He cares deeply about giving you a care-free and uniquely-tailored experience, has a stellar group presence, and intuitively senses the mood of your guests to choose music that keeps the party going effortlessly. He truly is the best in the business!
March 23, 2013
Our reception was so stress free thanks to Sounds Abound DJ Matt Ammons. He literally allowed us to enjoy the night and the people. If we had the chance to do it again we would not change a thing. We had an open photo booth manned by other Sounds Abound employees. It was also a great choice. They catered to our every wish and truly cared about our experience from the initial meeting. We highly recommend Matt and the entire Sounds Abound team to anyone looking for a quality, professional, and fun wedding DJ.
June 21, 2013
Throughout the planning and prep process, he was readily accessible through email, text, and phone and would respond quickly. There were multiple packages and options we could choose to fit our personalities and needs for the evening. If you have a larger reception, I recommend getting the package that allows for a DJ and DJ assistant - it worked perfectly for our day. We didn't have to worry about anything the entire night and everyone LOVED the DJ. He even dealt with slightly intoxicated friends at the end of the night VERY well. I would recommend this DJ and this company in a heart beat!
May 25, 2013
We could not have asked for a better dj in Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound! We didn't give Matt much guidance, just that we wanted the floor busy! And he did that and more. Matt supported our tech needs for the ceremony, kept the wedding party on point through the toasts and played an array of music for everyone in the house. Right when the floor looked like it might be thinning out, he got it moving again. Thank you Matt and Sounds Abound!
June 1, 2013
Matt was AWESOME!!! He made the whole reception flow nicely. He also played great music and kept everyone entertained the whole time!! Everyone loved that he taught us the wobble!! 🙂
Sounds Abound was great to work with! Matt Ammons was our MC/DJ at our wedding reception, and let me say we couldn't have asked for a more awesome and fun DJ! We told Matt we wanted our reception to be a party with everyone dancing all night...and Matt made our reception a party all right! He knew exactly what music to play in order to keep our guests dancing all night, to the point where no one wanted to leave. Matt was a blast to have the whole night and made my husband and I able to have no worries and party ourselves! We had multiple guests asking about Matt after the wedding was over...because he was that AWESOME! Thanks Matt for making our wedding night one people will never forget!
June 23, 2012
Matt Ammons did an excellent job with the wedding reception. He did a great job with making sure the reception flowed smoothly and kept everyone happy on the dance floor! Thanks so much!
May 4, 2013
A friend recommended SoundsAbound to me, and specifically Matt Ammons. I selected some basic songs I wanted, as well as songs I didn't want played on their website playlist. There were a lot to choose from, which gave me some fun ideas, and if a song wasn't on their Matt added it for me. We met before the wedding to discuss what kind of music my husband and I enjoyed, and Matt also was interested in our personality to see what the night would look like. He helped to organize the wedding party when we needed to line up for the reception, and took a large role making sure things went according to plan. We even came up with a fun way to do the Harlem Shake, which no one had expected! The music played was great, he took recommendations and made our wedding better than we could have imagined! Thanks again, Matt!
March 2, 2013
The most amazing time! Matt Ammons was so much fun! He played all the music I wanted and then some! Our guests are still telling us how great the dj was! We also had a photobooth which almost everyone took pictures! Classic memories!! Sounds Abound was the perfect fit for us and their professionalism, knowledge, and easy going attitude made it a wonderful experience! ! Thank you Sounds Abound!!! We love you!
May 18, 2013
Working with Sounds Abound was great! Everyone we worked with there was very helpful. The online planner was awesome...I loved being able to add and change things on my own. We chose Matt to be our dj and he was great. He met with us right before our wedding to go over everything, from how to pronounce the names of everyone in our bridal party to what type of music we wanted played at the wedding. He did a great job of making sure our wedding was fun for our guests and kept the reception going. He was very professional and played exactly the kind of music we wanted to be played. He also did a good job of switching up the music to keep people out on the dance floor. Thanks Matt!
March 22, 2013
Matt was our reception DJ, and he was beyond awesome. He kept the dance floor full the entire night. I could not be happier with our experience with Sounds Abound! Gregg was our ceremony DJ and he was great as well! Thank you so much for everything!
December 29, 2012
As always another great experience with Sounds Abound! Matt Ammons was amazing to work with and kept this corporate group dancing for hours!
Thanks again for everything!
December 13, 2012
"Matt is an amazing DJ. We have been to two other weddings that he was the DJ at and is why we requested him; he never disappoints. The power went out right before we did the introductions and Matt did not skip a beat. He did them with no microphone, no music, no air conditioning and no lights other than the daylight. He kept, what seemed like, the entire room on the dance floor all night. You're an amazing company :)"
July 14, 2012
Maureen & Michael – November 17, 2012
“Matt was great! He was very responsive to our requests and he kept the dance floor full all night!”
Vanessa & Matt – November 16, 2012
“Matt was great. From getting all the difficult names correct to making the party flow accordingly I couldn’t have asked for anything better. He was out going and up beat and just made the night a very special one. Thank you all again so much for making our wedding night as special as you did.”
Kelly & Matt – October 27, 2012
“Matt was awesome! We saw his video on your website and chose him for our wedding. We gave a few songs that we wanted played and then let him select the rest. He was very professional and on time. He did an awesome job, I was on the dance floor the whole night, and it was packed all night with our guests. Older guests liked that they knew alot of the songs, as did younger guests. Matt even led a few of the dance songs for our guests and everyone loved it. He also has a great voice for announcing the bridal party, and just hosting the night in general. He was very easy to work with and exceeded my expectations for an awesome wedding reception. Friends have told me that he was the best DJ they had seen.”
Corrine & Louis – October 20, 2012
“Our DJ, Matt, was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Our introductions were perfect – no mistakes, he paid attention to our taste in music being sure to play the songs that were most important to us, was friendly to everyone, kept us on task and most importantly…kept the party dancing! I am still receiving compliments about what a great DJ Matt was. We had orange uplighting as well which turned out perfect. We will definitely refer Matt and Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ – and the other services you offer – in the future!!”
Ashley & Jonathan – October 19, 2012
“Our DJ, Matt, was amazing. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice in him for our DJ. Music selection was perfect and he ran the reception “show” with great authority. He had strong command over the room and directed the happenings of the evening flawlessly. I had many people tell me how much they enjoyed his work. We will definitely be recommending Matt to anyone looking for a wedding DJ in the Chicagoland area. We simply can’t say enough about Matt’s work and the work of Sounds Abound. Thank you!”
Shannon & Mike – October 6, 2012
“I can’t say enough good things about Sounds Abounds and in particular our DJ Matt Ammons! You guys were our easiest and favorite vendor to work with. We came in with high hopes from being at previous events with Sounds Abounds DJs, but our experience was above and beyond! Matt was recommended to us and he was awesome! The music choices were great. I don’t think the dance floor was empty all night which is exactly what I wanted. So many guests told us how fun our music was. Matt took all our requests and worked in recommendations. These guys are real pros and you can’t go wrong choosing Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons. We also had uplighting added into our package and it completely transformed the room. It looked amazing! I’d highly recommend it. This will be the easiest choice in your wedding planning. Pick Sounds Abound!”
Molly & Tyler – September 29, 2012
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. Everyone had such a great time and I can’t believe you got so many people on the dance floor! Sorry about throwing the bouquet too early 😉 OOOpps! We had so many people comment about how good the music was. You did an amazing job and we can’t say thank you enough!!!!”
Alison & Louis – September 28, 2012
“Matt was the man. He exceeded my expectations in professionalism and performance. He offered to come early to the wedding to help set up needed sound equipment outside which was awesome, and his music selection was perfect. He made the process stress free and fun. At the wedding, he did a great job of introducing the wedding party and overall he did an amazing job. I would recommend him to anyone in the future and I’m glad my wife and I worked with him. I give him a 12 out of 10.”
Kat & Chaz – September 22, 2012
“Matt was great! He was very organized and made our night more personal. Matt had all the songs I wanted and gave a lot of great suggestions when I couldn’t decide on songs. Overall, I would recommend Matt for other events. Also, the staff was accommodating when I could not find a certain song.”
Jacqueline & Matt – September 8, 2012
“Matt was AMAZING. He exceeded all expectations and kept our guests dancing all night long. We received several comments from our guests on our dj and some of our engaged friends wanted his card! Everything was perfect!”
Emily & Kyle – September 2, 2012
“During our first meeting at Sounds Abound we were given the chance to see a number of videos sampling the variety of entertainment styles. The first video happened to be Matt Ammons and we knew that he was exactly what we were looking for. Matt was extremely professional and very helpful in planning our night. Hes a great MC and exceeded all of our expectations. We received many compliments about their performance and the ability to keep the party going. We would recommend Sounds Abound and especially Matt to anyone planning their special day.”
Brittany & Rob – August 25, 2012
“From the time I first sent an email inquiring about DJ services to the day of my wedding, Sounds Abound and my DJ were prompt to answer my questions, always asked what my expectations were, and also exceeded those expectations. Matt has a great personality and was so helpful in making our wedding day everything and more than we dreamed of! Our dance floor was jam packed and EVERYONE (including uncles we didn’t know were capable of dancing) were bustin’ a move that night! Thanks, Matt!!!”
Kate & Pat – August 18, 2012
“Matt was exactly the type of DJ we were looking for to make our wedding fun and entertaining. He had both our families on the dance floor the whole time. He was organized and everything ran smoothly, which was great that we didn’t have to worry about the music at all. Everything from the introductions to the music was wonderful and made it for a very fun night for all our guests.”
Samantha & Patrick – August 11, 2012
“Everything about Sounds Abound was great! My husband and I were very impressed with Matt’s flexibility in both meeting with us to discuss our song selections and his ability to keep the crowd entertained. The uplighting for the room was perfect. The music was perfect. The DJ was perfect. I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much!”
Michelle & Nick – August 4, 2012
“Matt was absolutely amazing. From our initial meeting through the wedding he helped guide us the entire time. We basically told him a little about ourselves and our family and he took it from there. Everyone at the wedding commented on how great he was. Thank you!”
Emily & Ryan – July 27, 2012
“Because we were planning our wedding long distance it was nice to be able to use the online music planner to pick songs. Matt did a great job keeping everyone dancing and we received many compliments about how fun everyone had dancing the night away!”
Marissa & Harold – July20, 2012
“We knew from Matt’s video that he would be a perfect fit for our wedding, and he DEFINITELY didn’t disappoint. Matt was very professional, took charge, and a joy to be around. He went over and above his responsibilities (helped us fix a seating mistake), and kept the party going from start until finish. We were very pleased with Matt and hope we have another event so we can use him in the future!”
Diana & Brian – July 14, 2012
“Matt is an amazing DJ. We have been to two other weddings that he was the DJ at and is why we requested him; he never disappoints. The power went out right before we did the introductions and Matt did not skip a beat. He did them with no microphone, no music, no air conditioning and no lights other than the daylight. He kept, what seemed like, the entire room on the dance floor all night. You’re an amazing company :)”
Amanda & Harry – July 8, 2012
“Our DJ Matt made our wedding so much fun and he was great to work with. Everything went exactly how i thought it would! We were very lucky to have him as our DJ. Wouldn’t change anything!”
Kiko & Lauren – July 7, 2012
“Matt was great to work with. He was very professional and worked well with us on music selection. He was a great MC and played the right music to the crowd and atmosphere. All of our guests raved about Matt. We will definitely recommend Matt and Sounds Abound.”
Sara & Ben – June 30, 2012
“Everything went very smoothly and the reception was great! Matt was very attentive to anything we needed and did a great job!”
May & Ryan – June 24, 2012
“11 out of 10! The process from start to finish was very time efficient and easy to get exactly what we wanted for our big day planned out and on paper. Then our DJ Matt Ammons executed that plan beyond perfection. There is zero risk in choosing Matt as your DJ, your event will go perfect. He was very professional and still fun for the guests. Great Job!”
Katie & Nate – June 16, 2012
“Matt Ammons did an outstanding job at our reception. He was energetic and professional throughout our entire experience. He made us feel comfortable right from the start and truly kept our party going. People were dancing from the beginning until the lights came on at the end of the night. We truly enjoyed having him and definitely made our wedding unforgettable.”
Amanda & James – June 15, 2012
“Jim and I were very happy with choosing Sounds Abound and specifically our DJ Matt Ammons. I loved the feature on the website that allowed us to watch a snip of each DJ perform at a wedding or event. We found this important because we were able to see how DJs do things different, sound and look different. This visual/audio tool gave us the opportunity to feel like we interviewed all the DJs you have on staff EASILY and FAST! All of my phone calls and emails with the office staff at Sounds Abound were amazingly easy and helpful. We feel that the prices at Sounds Abound are fair and competitive to other companies we looked at. The fact that we had security in knowing that if our Dj got sick, or a piece of equipment was not working Sounds Abound had us covered with immediate replacement. As a bride, I couldn’t help but think of all the things that could potentially go wrong with the wedding and Sounds Abound was worry free. We chose our DJ, Matt Amons, because we liked his professionalism, how he did his intros on his video, his voice, appearance and seemingly fun personality. Matt was so organized and willing to meet all my needs. He was always available and in-touch with us. He had great suggestions and really carried us and our guests through the wedding reception smoothly. I can honestly say that Matt and Sounds Abound did everything they could do right on our special day. I would love to recommend them.”
Katie & Matt – June 9, 2012
“We had a fabulous experience with Sounds Abound. Booking was made extremely easy and we were able to do it all over the phone, which was good since my now husband and I live in North Carolina. We knew exactly which DJ we wanted because he came so highly recommended from friends, and luckily he was not booked. Matt Ammons did an AMAZING job with our wedding. He not only worked our reception but also played the music for our outdoor ceremony. We did not give him a whole lot to work with, as we are not that musically inclined, but instead told him the mood we wanted to create and let him run with it. He knocked it out of the park and the guests are still raving about how much fun they had. I took forever to decide on the important songs (first dances,processional, recessional, etc.) but he was so patient and didn’t mind that I got him the songs a week before the wedding. Sounds Abound was a great company to work with, but more importantly Matt was the best DJ ever!! You guys are great!!”
Molly & Dan – June 2, 2012
“Matt Ammons was fabulous! I would highly recommend him to all friends getting married. My father typically hates DJs as the music is too loud (to him) and he does not like the type of music they play. He was SO impressed with Matt’s selection of music – we were so happy we chose Matt!”
Phyllis’ Surprise Birthday Party – Deb – June 1, 2012
“Our DJ, Matt, was fantastic! He was a pleasure to work with. He listened to our needs and what we wanted to achieve at the party and he delivered. Our guests ranged from teenagers to senior citizens, and all had a great time. The music variety was perfect and Matt’s stage presence is charming. I highly recommend Matt and hope to have the opportunity to work with him and Sounds Aboud again in the future.”
Kristin & Kurt – May 27, 2012
“We would like to thank Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons for providing us with the best wedding experience ever! We had a fantastic wedding and the reception was a complete success due to the “Best DJ Ever”. The dance floor was packed from before dinner ended until the last dance of the night. Matt picked a great selection of music that was extremely enjoyable for all of our guests and there diverse age ranges. We have received tons of compliments on our music entertainment and we have given many business cards out for referrals. Thank you so much for making our wedding day the most memorable day of our lives. We will definitely use you services again in the future.”
Rebecca & Collin – May 25, 2012
“We loved having Sounds Abound for our wedding. Matt was an awesome DJ. We have had MANY guest from the wedding ask for his information. My cousin is getting married next May and will be contacting Matt. We were so happy with Sounds Abound. We had a pretty big wedding and bridal party but Matt did amazing job. Thank you for everything.”
Beth & Jon – May 5, 2012
“We had experienced Matt as a DJ at another wedding before ours; and we knew he would be perfect for our special day. Matt was very outgoing when we met him and we had all the confidence in him and in the company that he would make it a great night. He was very interactive with the guest; especially when it came to the electric slide and cupid shuffle. He did a wonderful job overall and we will def. be recommending him and the company. GREAT JOB and THANK YOU!!”
Karen & William – April 28, 2012
“We loved our DJ for our wedding. He was very professional, he checked on us to make sure we were having fun and enjoying ourselves. He played great music and kept the party going. Matt Ammons kept the dance floor full the entire wedding. It says a lot when guests from another wedding want to join your reception because “your DJ is playing better music.”
Mike – North Central College Dance- April 21, 2012
“Matt is great! He mixes some great music and his lighting is awesome! Such a great time, and we will be looking to use Matt as our DJ in the future. Sounds Abound is great!”
Michelle & Jake – March 31, 2012
“We recently got married on March 31, 2012 and Matt Ammons was our DJ. He was AWESOME! We would recommend him to EVERYONE! He had everything mapped out and wanted to make sure he was making our wedding unique to EXACTLY what we wanted. He had wonderful introductions, had everything planned out and knew exactly what our guests wanted to dance to. Our dance floor was PACKED the entire time and NOBODY was ready to leave when the reception was over. He had the perfect mixture of music and catered to the different ages of our guests. Several people approached us and complimented how amazing our DJ was. We couldn’t be happier with our DJ and again we would HIGHLY recommend Matt! Everything was FANTASTIC!”
Amy & Phillip – March 17, 2012
“Our Sounds Abound experience was great! The crew did a good job of getting us all the information we needed to have a good event. The online music selection was very easy to navigate through. Our DJ was Matt Ammons. He had an amazing personality and was easy going. He did an outstanding job reading the atmosphere of the reception, and adjusting the music accordingly! He was very well spoken and all the music for the ceremony was right on cue. Our photographer was Jacob. Throughout the night this guy was everywhere. My family has a few photographers in it and I have received many compliments from them regarding him getting in the action to take pictures, yet he moved around unnoticed. Personally all I saw that night were camera flashes from Jacob. Great Job Boys and Girls of Sounds Abound.”
Lauren & Andrew – January 15, 2012
“Going through the planning process, selecting the right DJ was extremely important to us. We wanted our guests to walk away from our wedding having had the time of their lives and exhausted from dancing all night. Matt exceeded all expectations. We chose Matt based upon his outstanding reputation and video portfolio- both do not compare to how he truly performs. When we first sat down with Matt with our song requests, he more got a feeling for the kind of couple we are and the type of entertainment we were looking for. We gave him full control to adapt our requests to play to the crowd and do what we hoped he does best. While he honored most of our requests, many songs we did not select- and were thrilled, thinking we never knew we had wanted that song! We danced the entire night- most guests were on their feet the whole night including those we had never seen dance before… He did play to the mood and allowed for appropriate down time; his transitions were impeccable no matter shifting the mood down or keeping a good vibe going. Guests are still talking about our wedding and we know we have Matt to thank. We also used Sounds Abound lighting (went perfectly, they did a great job!) and the traditional photo booth. The photo booth staff was great. We supplied our own guest book and props, but they were happy to use our materials. Our guest book is now a hilarious and sentimental reminder of our day and the staff helped it to come together beautifully. Thank you for making our day so perfect!! We will definitely be recommending Sounds Abound services to anyone planning an event! 100% pleased with our service from all aspects.”
Christina – FIC America Holiday Party – December 10, 2011
“Matt was excellent. We have used Sounds Abound for the last 3 years and are very happy with the services you provide. The office staff is very attentive and the DJ’s have been great to work with.”
Cathy – The Center For Surgery Holiday Party – December 3, 2011
“It was great! My boss hopes that Matt is still with the company next year because he wants him to DJ our holiday party next year!”
Liz & Kevin – November 26, 2011
“Matt was awesome. He kept us all entertained, did whatever crazy things my family wanted to happen and was extremely helpful throughout the planning process. KUDOS!”
Jennie & Chris – November 19, 2011
“Matt did an awesome job as our DJ! He was professional yet very easy-going and easy to talk to! We met with Matt a few months before our wedding to go over song list and minor details. My husband (then fiancee) and I walked away feeling very confident that Matt would do a fabulous job, which he did. At the reception, Matt set a great pace for our guests… people were dancing all night long! He MC’d the evening perfectly; controlling the flow of the night to the “t!” My parents and guests were so impressed with Matt’s musical choices and couldn’t stop raving about how much fun they had. Thank you Sounds Abound and Matt for doing an awesome job and making my wedding the best night of my life!”
Rachel & Greg – November 5, 2011
“Honestly we would like to thank Matt and his partner because they were absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Matt was so attentive and was so helpful that he made the whole night just have a wonderful and positive flow. Matt really nailed the types of songs we were looking for we really wanted that oldies/dance/rap mix and he gave us just that and more! We could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out!! It was very important for us to have everyone on the dance floor and we wanted everyone to do the “cupid shuffle” so Matt got up in front and led the dance for everyone to follow along. Matt thank you again for everything it was truly amazing!!!!”
Sarah & Zach – October 1, 2011
“Everyone we interacted with at Sounds Abound was extremely helpful and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. The online planner is a great idea. Matt was very entertaining and commanded the room. We thought he fit our personality great and everyone was up dancing and having a blast! THANK YOU!”
Jessica & Mark – September 17, 2011
“Matt, I need to tell you how amazing your DJing skills were last night!! We honestly had SO much fun and got so many compliments on the music – it was everything we could have hoped for. I personally was most excited about the party and it was definitely a great time, thanks to you! You kept everything smooth and organized which we greatly appreciated! The song selection was awesome and you really got the crowd going…..One of my favorite moments of the whole night was after the mother/son dance was over and you called everyone to the floor. It felt like EVERYONE immediately jumped up and Mark and I were surrounded by everyone we love. Wouldn’t have happened without ya!”
Jenny & Javen – September 4, 2011
“Both DJ’s were amazing. They were fun and professional. Everyone had such a great time. We would definitely recommend your company to friends.”
Lindsey & Josh – August 20, 2011
“I was very pleased with our experience at Sounds Abound! Matt Ammons was a great MC and a great DJ! He helped keep the reception moving as an MC with the introductions and toasts! He played a great party and kept our dance floor the entire time and made sure to keep checking in with my husband and I throughout the process to make sure that we were good to go and did not need anything and that we were pleased with how everything was going! All our guests had a great time and danced the whole night! We even decided to extend our reception because everyone was having so much fun dancing and Matt was more than willing to stay to keep our party going! We really enjoyed having Matt play at our reception!”
Alyssa & Jeff – August 13, 2011
“Matt, We had a wonderful time at our wedding. The sister of a bride you once DJ/MCed for – gave us your name; and we will be passing it along to all our friends once their time comes. Lucky for you, we were the first of our friends to get married! 🙂 Thanks again!”
Lisa & Jim – August 6, 2011
“Both the inside staff and Matt were very helpful and very professional and worked with both myself and my wife with every detail we requested. Even after the meeting to wrap up the details I had emailed various requests to Matt and he accounted for the requests. He was very helpful with the equipment we brought for our slideshow and made suggestions and accomodations. We will definitly suggest others to you use Sounds Abound and Matt as their MC. Keep doing what your doing. Keep up the great work!”
Lisa & Mike – August 5, 2011
“Matt was an excellent DJ. He played all the music we like and played some music that got the crowd going. It was nice to just enjoy the night and not have to worry about a thing. We couldn’t be happier with Matt’s performance!!”
Whitley & Ben – July 31, 2011
“My wife and I will recommend Sounds Abound to all of our friends and family members in the future. We could not be more pleased with the office and with our DJ, Matt. They provide outstanding services and are very competitively priced.”
Cecilia & Tom – July 30, 2011
“Matt and his assistant were both great.”
Katie & Mark – July 23, 2011
“Matt was very professional, he did everything we asked him to do – played all our music requests and kept the dance floor full all night. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. He did a great job and we are totally happy with him. Sounds Abound is a GREAT DJ service. Thanks for everything.”
Laura & Steve – July 22, 2011
“Matt was a wonderful DJ. We received so many compliments on the music and lighting for the night. We will definitely be recommending Matt and Sounds Abound to all of our friends and family members!”
Kayla & Brian – July 16, 2011
“Awesome experience would definitely recommend to friends or anyone else looking to book a DJ!!!!!”
Maureen & Tim- July 2, 2011
“Working with sounds abound to make our wedding reception a fabulous party was like a dream. The Sounds Abound office staff were easy to get into contact with and very on top of their events. When there was an issue with OUR DVD slideshow, the Sounds Abound crew went above and beyond to fix the problem so we could show it at our reception. Furthermore, Matt was a wonderful DJ. His music selections were great and he had a very energetic presence that added to the party atmosphere that we wanted. He was flexible when our reception started late due to pictures and helped us get it moving along. I would highly recommend Matt for any couple that want an energetic party atmosphere at their reception. My only complaint is that the dancing didn’t last all night! Thanks Matt and the Sounds Abound crew!”
Melissa & Tom – June 25, 2011
“Just wanted to say thank you to Matt for doing a tremendous job at our wedding at the Arrowhead Golf Club. He really listened to and understood when we explained the type of atmosphere we wanted to create for our reception. Also, he was consistent in making sure the events of the evening were carried out without a hitch. We didn’t have to worry about anything except for having a phenomenal time!”
Laura & Kris- June 24, 2011
“Our DJ, Matt Ammons, provided just the right feel to our vintage nightclub wedding. He was extremely professional, easy to work with, and truly listened to our thoughts to make our vision a reality. Matt’s performance exceeded our expectations! Thank you so much for making our wedding the elegant and wonderful event we hoped it would be! Continue the good work. All of the staff was professional and responded quickly to any questions that came up. Everyone made the process a smooth one for us!”
Melissa & Matt- June 18, 2011
“Matt Ammons did an amazing job as DJ and emcee of our reception. He listened to what we wanted and added his expertise when needed and asked. He made our reception exactly what we wanted and what our guests deserved. We were lucky to have him. If we had to do it over, we wouldn’t change a single thing.”
Leslie & Jacob – June 4, 2011
“Our DJ Matt did a fantastic time at our wedding!! He made sure everything was taken care of which allowed myself and my husband to just enjoy the wedding and dance the night away. We gave him some suggestions on music but left it up to him and he nailed what we were looking for!!! I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound in the future!”
Stephanie & Tom – May 20, 2011
“Matt arrived on time, set everything up perfectly, and absolutely made the night special. Thanks a ton!”
Cari & Petras – May 14, 2011
“Everyone was very helpful, and Matt was wonderful to work with and brought a lot of fun and energy to our event. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to friends and family in the future. Improvements for the future: I can’t think of anything. The online planner is very convenient, payment options were nice and easy and the staff was very accommodating and good at way they do!”
Brenda & Gino – February 19, 2011
“If there was a higher rating than “excellent” Matt Ammons would definitely deserve it!!! Matt exceeded our expectations by far. I have family and friends already asking who our DJ was. Thank you Matt so much for making mine and Gino’s wedding a true dream! Gino and I have never danced so much, everyone had a great time. Improvements for the future: The only advice I have is to NOT change a thing. Our overall experience was great.”
Cassandra & Michael – December 31, 2010
“Everyone at Sounds Abound was very accommodating and helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process. Matt Ammons exceeded our expectations! We could not have asked for a better DJ/MC for our wedding. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about how great the music and atmosphere was. We would, and already have, recommended Sounds Abound to our family and friends!”
Courtney & Brian – December 18, 2010
“Matt kept our guests on the dance floor all night and everyone commented on how great he was. It was so nice knowing that we did not have to worry about anything. He even got on the dance floor for the Cupid Shuffle! Everything went very smoothly and we could not have been happier!”
Shaun-North Central College – October 30, 2010
“Matt was an awesome DJ. I received a lot of good feedback from North Central students regarding Matt’s DJing.”
Sarah & Jason – October 22, 2010
“We had the best time. The music was perfect all night. Thanks Matt!”
Megan & Frank – October 10, 2010
“Matt was great! I had planned a little skit after the first dance for my new wife. He went along with it, everyone was very entertained. All of my guests called me within a few days after the reception and said how awesome our DJ Matt was. Thank you.”
Audrey & Matt – October 9, 2010
“I just wanted to write a quick note about how wonderful our experience was with Sounds Abound. The entire booking process was great, and picking and changing our music was very easy and user-friendly. And lastly, we can not say enough how about wonderful Matt Ammons was at our event!! We received so many great comments about his performance and we are so pleased with how well the night went! We can’t thank Matt, and your entire team enough!”
Stacy & Jason – October 8, 2010
“Matt was a wonderful DJ! He made the night flow and made sure that all of our requests were filled! My main priority was to make sure that the dance floor was never empty and Matt knew exactly what to do to make that happen! I was extremely satisfied with Sounds Abound and Matt!”
Patti & Bill – October 2, 2010
“Matt is a fantastic DJ. He not only knew what songs to play at what time, but he interacted with the guests so great that he made the evening such an enjoyable time for everyone. I would highly recommend Matt to everyone that I know.”
Lindsay & Jeff – October 1, 2010
“Matt was very attentive at our meeting and listened exactly to what my husband and I wanted for our special day. Matt’s music selection was great, all we picked was the main songs (1st dance etc)and Matt did the rest to keep the dance floor full of guests and jumping. Sounds Abound also did our ceremony music and it was perfect. The whole experience with Sounds Abound and Matt was great.”
Katie & Brad – September 18, 2010
“Our whole experience with Sounds Abound was excellent. You were on top of dates and deadlines, friendly to work with, and were able to answer each of our questions in a timely manner. We could not have asked for a better DJ than Matt. He really knew how to work the crowd during dancing and had great suggestions for music selections during our planning process. The wedding night was amazing and beyond our expectations. Keep up the Photo Booth. It was a huge hit. Keep people like Matt on staff. He was friendly, professional, looked great, could read the crowd and facilitated a great evening for us.”
Danielle & Rick – September 5, 2010
“Overall you guys could not have done a better job. Having clips of the DJs was the final factor in making our decision. Matt exceeded all our expectations. He pronounced all the names correctly, kept the flow of the wedding on pace, and the dance floor was always crowded. We had a ton of positive responses of the music and Matt.”
Jennifer & Patrick – September 4, 2010
“Matt did an excellent job keeping the night moving and keeping everyone on the dance floor. We basically had to turn on the lights to get people to go home. Thank you for a wonderful evening and for all that you did for us.”
Julie & Jay – August 28, 2010
“Everything was great I would not have changed a thing It was a great wedding and party. You will be the only company I recommend. Matt and his assistant were excellent. Not once was the dance floor empty. Thanks for making our wedding the best day in our lives.”
Mallory & Martin – August 20, 2010
“Matt, I want to thank you for doing a fantastic job at our wedding.. Our ceremony was everything I asked for and the music was perfect. As for the reception, you had everything under control. I heard that night and I am still hearing about the phenomenal job you did on the music selections. Everyone had a blast. I’m so glad we chose you as our DJ Entertainment for one of the important days in our lives. You were great. Everybody from Sounds Abound has been so professional and a huge help to make our day Magical. Sounds Abound is No.#1 to Martin and I. Thanks again:)”
Laura & Chris – August 14, 2010
“Laura and I wanted to say thank you for a great evening the other night. We got many complements like ” this DJ is awesome” “best DJ ever” and I think I heard that someone even wanted to know if you were single! Again, great night.”
Jackie & Michael – August 7, 2010
“Sounds Abound was awesome. Definitely one of the easiest parts of the wedding planning. Everyone at Sounds Abound was so professional. Our DJ Matt Ammons was amazing. He did such a good job keeping the wedding moving and keeping people moving on the dance floor! He was fun to work with and a great listener. He did exactly what we asked for and the music was perfect. Everyone commented on how good our dj was! Also, he really helped us with our slideshow which I really appreciate. Sounds Abound was recommended to me and I am definitely recommending it to all my friends!”
Ashley & Tim – August 6, 2010
“Matt Ammons was an amazing DJ. We received many compliments from family and friends regarding his professionalism, his personality, and his great choice of music. We requested a lot of him and he EXCEEDED our expectations in his performance and facilitation of the evening’s experience. He made an incredible contribution to making our reception fabulous! We had grandmas on the dance floor until midnight– it was a great party and a great celebration!! We highly recommend not only Sounds Abound, but also Matt! We had a great experience.”
Christine & Frank – July 31, 2010
“Matt was trulely like a wedding coordinator to us. He took care of everything and my husband and I didn’t have to do a single thing. We were able to enjoy without any worries. It is so nice to develop a great relationship with your DJ that you can fully and completely trust him. He took his time and was very patient with us. I appreciate his kindness and concern for our day. He really made it special and so much fun. Thanks again, Matt Improvements for the future? Nothing, you guys were great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Kimberly & Tim – July 17, 2010
“Sounds Abound was great to work with through out the entire process; we have had so many compliments about how great the music was through out the night. We could not be more happy with our choice to use Sounds Abound and Matt Ammons.”
Robin & Dave – July 10, 2010
“Everything was great. Matt was fantastic. Many of our guests commented on how Matt did such a great job! We loved every minute of it!”
Mallory & Ryan – July 2, 2010
“Matt did an AMAZING job at our wedding! We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to have Sounds Abound Entertainment. We will definitely recommend him and the company to all of our friends :)”
Kelly & Adam – June 26, 2010
“Matt did an excellent job from start to finish! He was helpful in planning our ceremony and reception. He remembered everything we had asked of him and had a great presence at our wedding. He was very professional and did an excellent job keeping our guests involved and excited about our event. We would 100% recommend Matt to friends or family. He helped to make our wedding the best day of our lives!”
Kristin & Dan – June 25, 2010
“Matt was absolutely amazing! He made our wedding better then we could ever expect. He kept people on the dance floor all night and helped to make sure the night ran smoothly. We also had the Photo Booth which was a great hit. The two photo booth attendants were helpful and fun to work with. The Guest Book they put together was spectacular.”
Abby & Ryan – June 12, 2010
“Matt was excellent.”
Ruth & Ken – June 5, 2010
“Ken and I went in there not knowing what kind of music to have, especially for the cocktail hour and dinner. Matt put together a combination of different music that flowed well and that kept people dancing. We had so many compliments from family and friends about how much they liked the DJ and how he interacted with people then we did for anything else. Matt truly made our day amazing and carefree. He was much more than just a DJ that night and I definitely recommend him to anyone who needs to pick up on guest vibes when it comes to music.”
Carrie & Michael – June 4, 2010
“Matt was excellent! Everything from our meeting with him to the wedding reception. Everything was done exactly the way we wanted. I only wish that we could do it again. Thanks again Matt, for everything. Go SOX.”
Jenelle & Doug – May 30, 2010
“Matt was an amazing DJ! Our introductions were perfect and our guests were entertained from the moment they stepped foot into our reception until the last dance. Matt also assisted with a last minute technical difficultly with our slideshow (not from Sounds Abound). Our guests didn’t even know there was a problem! Sounds Abound is a wonderful company and I truly believe that you guys are the best. We’ll definitely be recommending your services to all of our friends and family. Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!”
Milena & John – May 22, 2010
“We were extremely pleased with Sounds Abound. Every wedding requires lots of choices and picking Sounds Abound was one of our best and easiest decisions we made. Ken made everything in the sales process a breeze. He even came out and met us at our reception location to go over lighting several months before the wedding. You can tell that Sounds Abound is dedicated to making sure their customers are happy (contrary to other DJ companies we’ve seen). As far as Matt goes, when we first met him we were impressed at his overall persona. He was very diligent in meeting with us to go over our needs and selections. We felt completely at ease. On our wedding night Matt was a hit! From the way he dealt with our guests, to making all the announcements, to playing great music everything was excellent. Simply put Matt is great at what he does. Any event would be lucky to have him. Thanks Sounds Abound! And Thanks Matt! Keep doing what you’re doing. We will be loyal customers for a very long time.”
Diane & Paul – May 1, 2010
“Originally, I was hesitant to use a DJ at my wedding because I love live music and I have been to so many weddings with cheesy DJs who negatively impacted the reception. I wasn’t a big fan of the idea that a stranger would be “running the show” so to speak on one of the biggest days of my life. Sounds Abound and more specifically Matt Ammons changed my entire opinion about wedding DJs. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me after the wedding and asked me how I found the DJ. Matt played the perfect mix of songs for the young, old and everything in between (even some ethnic music for the grooms family.) He kept the dance floor full the entire evening and was fun but extremely professional as he guided us through all of the “reception events.” Even my mom said that after 30+ years of attending weddings, she has never seen so many people dancing from the very first song until the last. Matt also made sure to get in all of our “must plays” and did not play a single song off of our “do not play list,” which I know is often not the case. Matt also consistently checked in with me throughout the evening to make sure things were going the way I wanted them too. It was great to have the opportunity to work with someone who’s number one priority was to make sure that I was happy. The online planning tool Sounds Abound offers was also fantastic since we live in Boston and our wedding was in Chicago. It allowed us be hands on with the music selection, no matter where we were. On a side note, I think it is great that you have video clips of the DJs online, but do not let people “crash” weddings to check our the DJ. At first I was disappointed that I couldn’t see your DJs in action, but realized how upset I would be if someone came to “check out” the DJ at my wedding. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Matt to any friends or family for any kind of event.”
Allison & John – October 17, 2009
“We were extremely happy with our DJ selection process through Sounds Abound. The video previews of each DJ were so helpful and really helped us to select the DJ that was right for us. The videos showed their presence at more than one wedding which was a really nice thing to be able to see. Our picking Matt Ammons proved to be a wonderful choice! He was extremely professional both before and after our event. He was very receptive to our specific requests and balanced it well with his professional opinion. During the wedding, he kept us very well informed on what was coming up next. We would recommend Matt to anyone and we think our guests would agree as well. The dance floor was full all night!”
Jennie & Tyler – October 16, 2009
“Guests from all generations were dancing and having a good time. We received multiple compliments on the music and our DJ! Matt was very good at emailing back and forth with us the days before the wedding as we submitted additional requests. The face-to-face meeting with Matt before the event was very helpful. It let us feel comfortable with him and his abilities.”
Sharon & Matt – October 3, 2009
“The DJ (Matt) was very nice and accommodating. He asked what type of music we liked and was response to the audience (when no one was dancing, he changed the music!) You can choose songs on a database from their website for all the type of dances you want. It was very easy!”
Lauren & Brian – September 4, 2009
“Awesome! Every person I spoke with was so nice and helpful. Our DJ, Matt, was amazing! So many of my guests commented on how professional he was and what a great personality he has. Matt made my experience less stressful and I ended up having the best night of my life!”
Staci & Chad – August 29, 2009
“Loved the music..loved the night!! I got lots of great responses from people about the music!! Matt was fun and great for our wedding…I will for sure tell people about him and Sounds Abound.”
Joanna & Jason – August 22, 2009
“Matt Ammons was great!I am glad we chose him to be part of our day! I would definitely recommend Matt to friends and family! Matt was a great DJ. We are glad we had him rocking the ones and twos on our very special wedding day! Thanks again Matt”
Teresa & Kevin – August 8, 2009
“Matt was fantastic! We got lots of compliments about how his comments were to the point (he never rambled)and he kept the dance floor packed all night. I wholeheartedly agree and also think he efficiently and easily organized a large group for intros and was very professional. He also dealt very well with requests he thought I would not like. I would recommend Matt to anyone!”
Meghan & Ray – August 7, 2009
“Matt Ammons did a wonderful job as the DJ for our wedding. At our meet and greet before the wedding, he made Ray and me feel very comfortable and listened to what we wanted. At the wedding, he organized the large wedding party and catered to the many guests confidently and professionally. Not only did Matt play all the songs that we wanted to hear, he kept the guests entertained through out the whole night. I would highly recommend Matt in the future.”
Liz & Ron – July 25, 2009
“Matt was great. We stressed that we wanted people out there dancing the whole time, and that is exactly what happened. He is an amazing announcer and kept the party rolling all night!”
Crystal & Jason – July 18, 2009
“Our DJ, Matt Ammons, did an outstanding job all night at our wedding reception. Friends and family are still commenting about how good Matt was and how he kept the party going. I’ve never been to a wedding where the dance floor was packed the entire time, but Matt made it happen and we were so happy with his performance. He was professional, took charge when he needed to, had a brilliant mix of music and his transitions from song to song were second to none. Our slideshow also was a hit and was done beautifully. Thanks, Matt!”
Kelly & Doug – July 4, 2009
“Matt was the DJ at our wedding on July 4th and he did an amazing job!!! He was a pleasure to work with during the planning process and the night of the reception he totally pulled through. He has a great presence/voice and really knows how to get the crowd going and play to his audience. Our dance floor was never empty and everyone kept coming up to us and raving about not only how good the DJ was but how cool he was too! Matt definitely made our reception the fun, care-free party we wanted it to be. He was everything we had hoped for and more! Thanks so much Matt!!!”
Jill & Andrew – June 27, 2009
“Matt was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He had everyone up and dancing the whole night and he even got out on the dance floor and taught our guests some new dances. He was friendly, professional, and chose great music. We are still getting compliments on the music and his performance. My experience with Sounds Abound in general was great. The staff was attentive to my needs and worked with us every step of the way. Thank you!”
Stephanie & Keith – June 19, 2009
“It was really easy working with Sounds Abound, from scheduling appointments to picking our DJ off of the website. Matt Ammons was fabulous and kept our dance floor jamming the entire party! We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Matt! Thanks for helping make our wedding reception such a success! Keep up the great customer service!”
Justine & Ryan – June 13, 2009
“Matt was great!! I received multiple compliments during dinner on how great the music was. He was such a fun guy and everyone had an amazing time! I will not only recommend Sounds Abound, but more importantly, I will tell everyone about Matt!! Thanks for everything!!”
Lisa & Stephen – May 31, 2009
“Matt was wonderful to work with. Our personalities clicked and so we felt comfortable and confident that he was the perfect DJ for us and would deliver what we wanted. We were right! Our Wedding was wonderful and everyone had a good time on the dance floor. Matt did a wonderful job at accommodating music for both the older and younger crowds at our wedding. Thanks so much for everything Matt!”
Danielle & Jim – May 30, 2009
“Hi Matt, I just wanted to tell you again thank you!! We received so many compliments on how fun and great the music was! You did an awesome job!!! I know there were a lot of genres of music being requested and you did a great job making sure everyone danced the night away!!!! We had a blast!! THANK YOU!! ”
Tina & Stan – May 23, 2009
“Everything was great! Matt was so easy to work with and did an excellent job at our wedding.”
Kristin & Chris – October 25, 2008
“Matt did an amazing job. We received so many compliments on how great our DJ was!!!!”
Wiebke & Chris – September 27, 2008
“Matt, I am so sorry it took me so long to respond, but that definitely has nothing to do with how we liked your performance! It was absolutely fantastic! There was always someone on the dance floor. Everybody had so much fun! It was GREAT GREAT GREAT! You played all the songs that we wanted to hear, and were so flexible during the night, so supportive, so organized! We couldn’t imagine anything better. Thank you so much! We will definitely recommend you when one of our friends get married!”
Tracy & Ed – September 20, 2008
“I just wanted to write and say how amazing Matt Ammons was at our wedding. From the first contact with Matt he was a pleasure, he met with us and answered all of our questions and then stayed in touch with us up until the wedding to answer any questions that came up as the weeks drew closer. His experience and expertise helped us to make some big decisions for the night. One thing that was really important to us was to have everyone on the dance floor all night, Matt made sure that our wish came true and played an amazing mix of music. Through out the night he was always checking in with us to make sure the night was everything we imagined. We couldn’t be any happier with how the night went and we credit that to Matt and Sounds Abounds’ help!”
Shatisha & Everette – August 8, 2008
“I just wanted to make sure I took the time to tell you how wonderful our DJ was for our wedding, and how it was a pleasure working with your company for our event. I came to Sounds Abound about 3-4 weeks before my wedding without a DJ, and ended up selecting Matt Ammons. Matt was excellent. He handled all of our music professionally and perfectly. I didn’t worry about my music, not once that day. Matt also was very attentive to what our vision was for the day. All I can say is that he is Simply the Best!!!! I also wanted to say that this company has an excellent way of operating, which makes it easy to handle all of the necessary business quickly. Your website is excellent!!! Thanks so much for helping to make my special day perfect!!”
Julie & Mike – July 26, 2008
“Matt Ammons was excellent!! He played everything we wanted him to play plus other songs that fit our style. Mike and I danced every song. I was a bit worried since we just booked your company the week before the wedding but everything was perfect, from the ceremony music, to the introductions, to the last dance. I could not have asked for a better DJ. Thank you so much!”
Amy & Joe – July 19, 2008
“Matt was fantastic!! We had originally booked another Sounds Abound DJ and after him having a scheduling conflict we were notified by Sounds Abound and I was so disappointed! The fact that we were notified a month in advance though, is a true testament to the type of company Sounds Abound is. Instead of crossing their fingers and hoping the DJ would be available, they let us know in advance and told us what our other options would be. Although we were nervous switching DJs so close to our wedding we couldn’t have been happier with the way it turned out. Matt was so much fun, we both had multiple guests tell us that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. He kept the crowd involved and the dance floor was never empty! He also made it a point to keep us updated as we tried to visit with all of our guests as to what was coming up next and when so we could be prepared. Matt was fantastic and we would recommend him AND Sounds Abound to anyone!! :)”