Ray Jones

Sounds Abound DJ and Master of Ceremonies
Matt Ammons

Ray's Bio

Meet one of Chicago’s hottest DJ/MC’s DJ Ray Jones. Ray is a Chicago native that has traveled the US and abroad entertaining at Weddings and various other functions over the years. Ray has been booked to bring that Fire at Weddings in twelve different States in addition to destination Weddings in Hawaii and Rivera Maya Mexico. Ray has always loved music and is recognized as one of the Architects/100 Most Influential DJ’s in Chicago House Music that hit the scene with the WBMX Hot Mix 5. Ray later took an interest in Weddings and has become one of the top Wedding DJs in the industry. Ray is laser focused on his client’s vision for their Special Day and makes the effort well before the Wedding to meet with the Bride and Groom so he can exceed their expectations. Ray takes pride in being an expert in all types of music (his diversity is unmatched) so he can entertain at any style Wedding and blend the music sets perfectly for a smooth night of dancing. Ray is also a master MC and honed those skills during his time as Radio Personality and Program Director at WLRA FM while in college. If you want a superior DJ/MC that will make your Wedding Day one to remember book DJ Ray Jones. Outstanding announcements and packed Dance Floor!

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What Clients Say About Ray

Amazing Experience!

DJ Ray Jones was incredible! Our guests were on the dance floor all night telling us how amazing the DJ was. Sounds Abound made it simple and easy for us to enjoy our special day. We are thrilled with how much fun DJ Ray Jones made our night. Thanks again Ray Jones!

Dan & Jacki

Highly Recommend Working with Ray

Ray Jones was the BEST DJ/MC to work with! Since the moment we talked to him on the phone when trying to find our DJ/MC, we knew right away he would be the perfect match for us. He has strong energy and truly cares about his job. Ray also was very flexible, especially when making a few changes to our original song selections for the bridal party and bride/groom entrance. We also used the photo booth with Sounds Abound, and our guests loved it! Sounds Abound in general is very organized (by sending reminder e-mails about surveys to complete and to payment reminder), plus everything is easily accessible by an online website. I would highly recommend working with Ray and the Sounds Abound team!
Ashley & Matt

High Praise for Ray!

My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Ray Jones and Sounds Abound. From the moment we began planning our wedding, one of our top priorities was finding a DJ and MC who would not only make our guests feel welcomed, but also make them shake their butts! Ray gets top marks on both counts. He understood our vibe from the beginning, and got our crowd on their feet from the first entrance to the last dance. Several of our guests told us that the dance floor was more full than they’d ever seen at a reception — which is high praise for Ray and his commitment to his craft. We’re so grateful, and thrilled to recommend him.

Geoff & Andrew

Above & Beyond what we Expected

The wedding was such an amazing time and DJ Ray was so helpful with everything. It was more than what we asked for. He went above and beyond what we expected. Would recommend him to everyone getting married.

Lauren & Keith

Commanded the Room Perfectly!

DJ RayJones has been the best DJ I have ever seen at a wedding. He blended a wide range of music genres perfectly. He commanded the room of almost 150 people without breaking a sweat. He kept the party up on a high energy level from ceremony to reception to last song!!! He played every special request perfectly!

Cynthia & Tim

Such a Fun DJ

DJ Ray was such a fun DJ for us to have at our big day! He got all of the guests involved and kept the dance floor going! Would work with DJ Ray and Sounds Abound again!

Becca & Zach

Above & Beyond

To say this company is the most down to earth company I worked with during my wedding experience would be an understatement! From the moment I reached out, I knew I would be in good hands. Tony Ho, the owner, responded to most of my initial emails promptly and with great detail, at times anticipating my follow up questions and providing answers prematurely (my bridal brain thanks you for this). The office staff (Nicole) kept in contact with me from then on. They sent reminder and confirmation emails about payments which eased my mind, followed up to make sure all my questions were answered, and always checked in along the way. On our wedding day, Ray Jones went above and beyond! He was actually the very first person to greet my bridesmaids and I outside the venue even! I could tell he had already spent time to familiarize himself with the grooms and groomsmen too because everyone was immediately comfortable around him. Ray called me a few days before the wedding to go over pronunciation of names, song requests, and timeline, and showed up with all his own equipment on the day of-including lights and microphones. Everything ran so smoothly and Ray had a way of catering to all our guests no matter the age while also ensuring that he met our needs as a couple. His talent and passion truly shows through to his work. This company as a whole truly loves what they do and it shows. I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for an amazing wedding or event and an incredibly personalized experience along the way. Thanks so much to the team for all that you do!

Kaitlyn & Christian

10 Stars All the Way

Our DJ MC Mr. Ray Jones blew our expectations out of the park! My wife and I have a very diverse taste in music and he was so accommodating! Very professional and beyond personable. All the transitions through the wedding were so smooth and our special requests were accomplished with some pizzaz thanks to Ray. I can not express how much of an amazing job Ray did! 10 stars all the way!

Jonathan & Celia

BEST DJ/MC

Ray Jones was the BEST DJ/MC to work with! Since the moment we talked to him on the phone when trying to find our DJ/MC, we knew right away he would be the perfect match for us. He has strong energy and truly cares about his job. Ray also was very flexible, especially when making a few changes to our original song selections for the bridal party and bride/groom entrance. We also used the photo booth with Sounds Abound, and our guests loved it! Sounds Abound in general is very organized (by sending reminder e-mails about surveys to complete and to payment reminder), plus everything is easily accessible by an online website. I would highly recommend working with Ray and the Sounds Abound team!

Ashley & Matt

Kept Everyone Dancing All Night!!

Sounds Abound did a wonderful job at our wedding! They were very easy and professional to work with. Our DJ was Ray Jones and he kept everyone dancing all night! We also did an open air Photo Booth through Sounds Abound. Tony designed the background for us to match our invitation. Our guests absolutely loved it!

Victoria & Nick

We LOVE RAY JONES!

We had the BEST time with Ray Jones as our DJ for our wedding!!! From the moment we booked with Sounds Abound, they made the entire experience so easy and fun. The company is incredibly responsive, answering questions as needed and also sending out reminders when you get closer to your wedding date. The online planner was easy to use and really helped us get our music organized before the big day.

Our first meeting with Ray was on a phone call and we loved him from that moment!!! Ray is enthusiastic, welcoming, flexible, and passionate about what he does. We knew from that phone call that his fun and lighthearted spirit would be the perfect match for our NYE wedding. Ray is truly a pro; our wedding was at the Joliet Union Station Grand Ballroom (dream venue!) which has some acoustic challenges due to the stone walls/ceilings/floors and echo. Ray had worked the venue before, and he worked so hard that night to constantly balance the sound so that all speeches and music could be heard. He did an excellent job at reading the room all night and played an exceptional range of music, from our must listens to guest requests, and much else in between!! He made sure the dance floor was packed all night. We also had the privilege of having Ray’s wife as the assistant, who was also incredible. All of the music, from cocktail hour, to dinner, to the reception, was a perfect mix. The flow of the evening was impeccable!

We would highly recommend Sounds Abound and especially Ray to anyone getting married. They are a professional company who work so hard to make sure your wedding is the best party/exactly what you want!

Claire & Justin

Definetely Recommend

Sounds Abound was very professional and easy to work with. Ray Jones was the DJ at our wedding. He kept the party going all night long! You can tell he really loves what he does! All of our friends and family were raving about how great of a job Ray did. Would definitely recommend this company and Ray to others!

Hannah & David

Energy & Kindness are Incredible

We had Ray Jones as our DJ for our wedding night at the Herrington Inn & Sp, and to say he was amazing is an understatement. Ray was great with communication before, during, and after the wedding. He helped us give him a better idea of what music we were looking to hear, and he was extremely easy to work with. Not only was his playlist spot on, but his energy he brought to the wedding and kindness was incredible. We had multiple people that celebrated with us that night that endlessly complimented Ray and the incredible job he did. One of my good friends texted me the day after the wedding and said, “I felt like the playlist was made for me.” Everyone was dancing the entire night and having a great time on the dance floor and Ray was one of the biggest contributors to making that happen. Again, his energy and excitement were contagious and made everyone feel welcomed to the dance floor and excited to be out there. Thank you again Ray and we highly recommend him to everyone!

Scott & Paige

You Need Ray Jones in your Life!

As I was reviewing DJ videos to select a DJ for our wedding, I found Ray Jones. Instantly, I knew he was the one for us. Even if you’re not getting married or have an event, he just seems like a guy you need in your life!! After finally talking with him on the phone, I knew I was right. He is so personable, kind, and hilarious! He cured all my pre-wedding reception jitters by just talking to us. I knew he could be trusted with making our reception into a party. Come wedding day, he was perfect!! The music during our outdoor ceremony and microphones were set up without issues, and everyone in our 180-person wedding could hear our vows. He moved the reception along nicely and when it came time for dancing, he got EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE, up to the dance floor. He will involve all the guests in celebrating and dancing. At one point, he started a conga line!! He even let me go behind the DJ set up and let me “spin’: I have never had more fun in my life!! His music choices were perfect and played all our favorites and knew what songs to play to keep the party going. We shut it down!! Ray Jones is the DJ you need in your life!!!

Lindsay & Nate

The Best

Excellent job! He provided the best music which set the tone for the entire reception! He is the best so if you want the best. go with Ray Jones!

Kimberland & Marzette

DJ Ray Jones Crushed It

Highly recommend! We hired Sounds Abound and chose DJ Ray Jones for our big day and we could not be happier that we did. Ray is very friendly, personable, professional, and knows how to create a really fun atmosphere. Everyone at our wedding had nothing but amazing things to say about him. The platform they use is very organized for song choices and Ray crushed it. Overall, I would highly recommend working with Sounds Abound and specifically, DJ Ray Jones!

Caroline & Nick

Truly the Best!

How special was it to have such a nice DJ for our wedding? We got super lucky when we picked DJ Ray. He chose a nice diverse selection of music and he also MC the entire wedding. I am not sure how the wedding would have flowed without him. We plan to rehire him for any other events because he was truly the best.

Tiana & Samuel

Accomodating and Reassuring

Ray was amazing as our wedding entertainment. From our first meeting, he was professional and organized. He took the time to get to know us as a couple so that he could provide us with a personalized experience. Through it all, Ray was accommodating and reassuring. He is truly a man of his word. On our wedding day he showed up early and ready to work. If you hire him for your event you will not be disappointed. Thanks Ray!

Isaac & Ashley

Extremely Responsive

Ray was extremely responsive over email and made sure to follow up with me multiple times to make sure all was set for our party. He connected directly with the venue, which was a huge help to me, and was so fun throughout the night!! Our guests had a blast dancing to his music all night. Thank you so much Ray, for making our night so special!!

Ashley & Matt

Classy, Professional, & Incredibly Friendly with an Awesome Voice

Highly recommended! We loved working with sounds abound, and our DJ Ray. They helped us stay organized with song selections, and were very professional. On the big day, we really enjoyed the party with our DJ. He arrived in classy attire, and was professional and incredibly friendly. He kicked off the party, and kept it going until last call. We really wanted a DJ that wasn’t going to be on the mic the entire night talking, but rather just jamming and having fun with us. Ray did just that, but make no mistake when he was on the mic doing introductions and keeping the night organized, he has an awesome voice. We had a blast, and would highly recommend this company and Ray.

Erin & Taylor

A True Delight & Absolute Gem!

DJ Ray Jones was a true delight! An absolute gem and professional to work with, DJ Ray went above and beyond my expectations. He did everything to ensure my mother surprise (51st) party was a huge success – he even connected with my dad on the side to coordinate a remake of their first dance from their wedding 30 YEARS AGO! HOW SWEET. Couldn’t be happier having him as our DJ for the evening. Highly recommend!

Alexandria B.

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