Matt Ammons

Sounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
Matt Ammons

Matt's Bio

Every special occasion needs great entertainment and a friendly, yet confident person to take charge and coordinate everything. I am that person, and would love to share my MC abilities, DJ skills, and experience to make your event memorable.

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!

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What Clients Say About Matt

100% Recommend!

We had Matt Ammons as our DJ for our wedding! He was so nice and professional throughout the event. He had great rapport with the bridal parties. He was on top of all of the transitions that needed to happen (i.e., announcing speeches, cutting the cake, introing the first dance, etc). He matched the energy of the dance floor and did a great job with the music! We had a lot of guests come up to us at the end of the night saying how much they loved the DJ! We so enjoyed having Matt be apart of our wedding day, he helped keep the party going and helped make it such a perfect day! We would 100% recommend Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ for their event! They were really easy to work with and had great communication. Both the company and Matt listened to what we wanted the event to look like and helped make it happen! We also used the photobooth for our wedding too. The photobooth attendant was very professional and kind. There was a cool background, fun props, and they made us a customized strip for the pictures with our names and wedding date. You could virtually send the photobooth strips to yourself or print copies. It was awesome and our guests had so much fun using it! Thank you for everything, Sounds Abound!

Colleen & Mitch

Thank You Matt & the Sounds Abound Team!!

Matt Ammons from Sounds Abound played our wedding in Naperville, Illinois and did an amazing job. Leading up to the event the Sounds Abound team had excellent, user-friendly resources for us to use as we generated songs we felt were “must plays,” songs we “like,” and songs we don’t want played. Sounds Abound has great customer service and have many services that can enhance any wedding. On the day of the wedding, Matt was thorough with his work and did well with all aspects of the wedding. Matt arranged the sound for the ceremony and DJed the reception. His years of experience as a DJ were on full display throughout the night as he consistently played music that catered to the party. The owner of Sounds Abound, Tony Ho, was also communicating to ensure that we had our needs met leading up to the wedding and it was just an excellent experience from start to finish working with Sounds Abound. When evaluating DJs for our wedding we found Sounds Abound to be reasonably priced and looking at the work they did, it was most certainly something we would highly recommend for anyone looking to have a DJ play their wedding. Thank you to Matt and the Sounds Abound team for making our wedding even more spectacular than we could’ve expected! People brought their boogie shoes to the wedding and didn’t stop boogying until the party was over!

Hannah & Matthew

Matt Ammons was Awesome

Matt Ammons was an awesome MC/DJ at our wedding reception. He was super friendly and easy going. He took our preferences and crowd’s vibes into consideration when choosing songs. We had guests send in song requests and some were Vietnamese and Japanese songs. He was able to incorporate those songs in the right moment and tastefully. We also added the photo booth services. It was a great crowd pleaser and the person in charge of that (Joe Mihalik) was very nice and accommodating to our guests. The online portal to help with song selections, payments, and timeline was easy to use. We highly recommend Sounds Abound! They’ll make the music and entertainment part of wedding planning or any event very easy.

Ashley & Brent

Incredible DJ!

Thank you so much for being an incredible DJ at our wedding. The music was so fun to dance to and you kept so many dancing. So many friends and family talked about how sore they were from dancing! (Including Us!) We hope you have an amazing wedding season. Much Love!

Tim & Kendall

Highly Recommend Matt Ammons

Our venue recommend Sounds Abound to us as one of their recommended DJs and we are so thankful they did!! The whole process of booking a DJ through Sounds Abound was extremely easy, and honestly one of the easiest parts of our wedding! On the Sounds Abound platform, they make it super easy for you to choose the must play songs, songs you also like, and songs you don’t want – they also have a great section to choose what type of genre you want for dinner and cocktail hour (which I hadn’t even thought of!). Highly recommend Matt Ammons – he is the BEST. We honestly didn’t pick a whole lot of songs (mostly focused on must play songs), but he understood the crowd and played songs for everyone! The older folks were dancing and the younger crowd loved the music as well! We got SO many compliments and quite a few “Where’d you find this guy?? I LOVE him” comments. Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ/MC for our wedding. 12/10 would recommend Matt Ammons and Sounds Abound!

Terrah & Peter

Very Thankful

Nate and I are so happy that we went with your company for DJ/photobooth services! Matt, our DJ, and the photobooth assistant did such an amazing job and we received many compliments on our wedding night! They both helped make the night such a memorable, special experience from the time of our ceremony to the end of our reception! We are very thankful we hired your company, and will recommend you guys to anyone else we know.

Michelle & Nate

Best Days of our Lives

Thank you so much for DJing our wedding! It was one of the best days of our lives, and you truly captured the music vibes we were going for. We received so many compliments on the music from our family and friends. Nobody wanted to get off of the dance floor! INCLUDING US! The dance floor vibes were absolute perfection.

Nathan & Ashley

Matt was WONDERFUL

Matt was our DJ/MC and he was wonderful. He met with us a month before the wedding to discuss everything in detail. He also answered any and all questions I had. The whole staff at Sounds Abound were fantastic. Got so many compliments on our wedding music. I couldn’t be happier with them!

Natalie & Jordan

Phenomenal Job!!

We got married 4 months ago & still have people commenting about how fun the wedding was thanks to the music. The music kept people on their feet all night! Matt Ammons was our DJ and he did a phenomenal job at reading the audience. We didn’t make too many requests and let him do his thing & were not disappointed. Thank you! Wish we could do it 100 more times!

Katie & Sean

Absolutely Fantastic

We are very happy to have retained Sounds Abound and specifically DJ Matt Ammons for our wedding! Making specific requests of Sounds Abound via their tool was easy, especially as our first dance song changed twice, and Matt himself was absolutely fantastic night of even with our very small guest list of somewhat older folks who are more accustomed to “Shout” than “Get Low”. Matt and Sounds Abound rolled with it, were prompt and professional, and I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone getting married.

Margaret & Nicholas

Great Atmosphere and Fantastic Job

We recently worked with Matt Ammons as our wedding DJ from Sounds Abound. Matt did an absolutely fantastic job as our DJ, and we couldn’t be happier with how the night went! He kept things moving throughout the evening and worked really well with our photographer. Our guests really enjoyed the atmosphere he created for the cocktail hour and during dinner. Since our wedding was on a Sunday, a number of guests couldn’t stay for much of the dancing, but for those who could, Matt kept us energized and on our feet until the very end. We would highly recommend him if you are looking for a DJ for your special event. Matt’s assistant for the evening was Vince, who also ran our photo booth from Sounds Abound. Our guests loved the photobooth and left us a lot of fun and funny images for our guest book. Overall, Sounds Abound was a pleasure to work with—friendly, communicative, and flexible, and we would highly recommend them! Thank you all so much!

Cathy & Kenneth

Matt was PHENOMENAL!!

Matt was our DJ for our wedding and he was phenomenal!! Our dance floor was packed all night and he was super flexible! We got a ton of compliments from guests. They are definitely a great company to work with for your big day!

Samantha & Kyle

Matt Ammons was a PERFECT Fit

Our wedding was up in Harvard IL and although Sounds Abound is located in Naperville IL, after we experienced them at afamily wedding last year, I knew I needed to book with them! Surprisingly, they had one of best value pricewise in comparison to some of the DJ’s closer to our area, which made them a no brainer. We chose Matt Ammons as our DJ, and he was a PERFECT fit. He was patient and fun and kept the vibe up all night. He knew which songs to play to keep the current group on the dance floor, and accommodated music requests as long as they fit the vibe. I even received a number of compliments on the DJ, and a few requests for information on the company – and that’s when you know you’ve found a good one. They also offer photo booth options. We chose the social booth as it was the best value for the price, and you get it all night long, which is exactly what I wanted! Overall, a fantastic experience with Sounds Abound – and specifically Matt Ammons. I highly recommend them and will continue to give out their information to anyone who asks. Book them – you won’t regret it!

Amy & Joseph

Matt is the BEST DJ!

Matt is the best DJ! He was so on top of executing the timeline of our wedding, we barely had to do a thing! He played all of our favorite songs, as well as not playing our favorites. Before our event, Matt met with me and made sure to get every detail. He also MC’d the night as well, making annoucements and introductions. He was very friendly and our guests loved his personality, it was like he was a normal guest at our wedding. The pricing was good and I would gladly have Matt DJ for us again!

Savannah & Jack

Highly Recommend Matt

Matt Ammons was an amazing DJ for our wedding, he was professional, personable, and really knew how to read a room. He was passionate about the music that was played and made the reception just that much more of an amazing experience. I highly recommend Matt for future weddings!

Christine & Brad

Sounds Abound was GREAT!

Sounds Abound was GREAT! They were professional, friendly, and flexible. Our DJ Matt was so helpful on the day of our wedding. He kept the party going and seemed to know exactly what I wanted to hear! Our photo booth was a hit. Sounds Abound brought the party!

Emily & Chris

The Perfect Choice

We chose Sounds Abound company for our DJ for our wedding at the Haight. It was the best decision we could have made. Not only was everything perfect Matt set the fun wild mood of our family and friends. Matt was so personable and perfect for our special day. He had been to the Haight for multiple weddings before so he was also familiar with setup and all that. We had a great time. We also used him for my husbands sisters wedding years back. It was a great time. Sounds Abound was a perfect choice. Thank you for making our special day as amazing as we hoped!

Erin & Nick

Best DJ Company for your Event!

From start to finish Sounds Abound was hands down the best DJ company to work with. They walked you through all their options and how to work their client portal. They sent us links to the DJ’s so we could see some of their work in action in order to pick the best one for our wedding. Matt did a terrific job and I am so glad we picked him. He helped keep the night flowing and the energy going. Seriously the best DJ and best company for your event!

Tracy & Bryan

Fun, Energetic, & Great to Work With

Sounds Abound and more specifically Matt Ammons were fantastic to work with for our wedding! Their online planning tool is easy to use and helpful to organize all your music needs for the big day. Matt was fun, energetic, and great to work with. He knew how to keep the dance floor full by playing to the crowd we had along with mixing in our favorites. Matt even went so far to timing our walk in music perfectly without us even telling him. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound for any DJ needs, and especially Matt!

Tom & Jess

Cannot recommend Sounds Abound Enough

One of our main goals for our reception was that the dance floor was never empty. Matt made sure that was the case. Once your reception starts, it is hard to keep an eye on the clock to make sure you stay on schedule. Matt was great at keeping us on track so that way we had plenty of time for dancing. Sounds Abound uses an online portal which makes planning songs for your ceremony and reception so easy. We cannot recommend Sounds Abound enough!

Kat & Zach

Matt Ammons was Excellent!

We worked with Matt Ammons through Sounds Abound and he did an excellent job as our DJ. The dance floor was packed, he did a great job announcing our wedding party, and played a wonderful variety of music. We also rented a photobooth through Sounds abound which was a lot of fun for our guests. We can’t recommend this service enough!

Kendall & Nate

Matt is an AMAZING MC & DJ

From the booking process, to the day of, and all the planning in between, Sounds Abound had great communication making the whole music selecting process easy and stress free! The platform to add songs helped with organization and planning on your own time. Matt was an amazing MC and DJ and we received many compliments from guests as well on music selection, both during dinner and songs to dance to after. We cannot thank Matt and Sounds Abound enough for helping make our wedding unforgettable! The organization, communication, professionalism, efficiency and level of fun is truly unmatched!! Highly recommend Matt and Sounds Abound for wedding entertainment!

Lisa & Robert

10 Full Stars

We had an amazing experience with our DJ Matt. He made everything so easy and just so amazing! He knew what to do at all times. Didn’t have to be hunting him down at all. We gave him our notes and he took that into consideration and just did an excellent job! I would recommend him to any wedding, family party, graduation. You call it. I’ll make sure to keep his information on file for whenever we might need him again! 1O full stars.

Jessica & Steven

Most Amazing MC & DJ!

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!

Monica & Patrick

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