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A Sound Plan

Springfield , VA
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Springfield, VA US 22150 (map)

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571-232-8150

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Wayne Boyland has been a professional DJ since 2001 and is fluent in many musical genres. In addition to weddings, he also does events specifically for kids, teens, young adults and... Read more
Wayne Boyland has been a professional DJ since 2001 and is fluent in many musical genres. In addition to weddings, he also does events specifically for kids, teens, young adults and seniors. Wayne truly enjoys playing music for every member of the family, from young to old. Of course, playing the right song at the right time is important and takes practice and skill. Softer, romantic songs that appeal to a wide variety of tastes and ages work very well during dinner, but the pace needs to gradually pick up to energize the crowd to get up and dance. Wayne enjoys the challenge of making it all appear seamless and natural. "I'm normally low key because I feel it's my job to make the bride and groom shine - not me. I take great care to make introductions and announcements sound very professional - but for couples who like things more playful, I love to help out with any games or line dance lessons along with encouraging the dancers."
All of The Sound Plan's equipment is 100% pro quality. 450 Watt QSC Amp, Electro Voice speakers and Sub woofers, Gemini mixer, dual CD player, laptop computer loaded with 60,000 songs of all types (going back to the big band era and right up to this week's releases), PCDJ special pro DJ software, wireless microphone, wired microphone. Although 99% of the time music is played from the computer, Wayne brings thousands of CD's as back up, just in case. "I can definitely rock the house. In fact, it's kind of rare that I really get to crank the equipment all the way up. For most events it's simply too loud."
Before a wedding, Wayne encourages the bride and groom to meet with him so they'll know who will be playing the music, and to discuss their vision for their big day. "I listen to all of their requests and encourage them to provide a list of the songs, if any, that they absolutely do not want to hear, along with others that I'm to play only if requested. I then plan the most effective time to use each song they've requested to get the best response. I watch the crowd carefully during the event to make sure I'm reading them correctly and playing just the right song to keep them (and you) happy."

I look forward to helping you create A Sound Plan for your wedding day! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Attentive, low key, classy, friendly, dedicated to making your day all about you.
What is your usual attire?
Whatever I am requested to wear - a suit and tie, a tuxedo or a Hawaiian shirt, I'm prepared to dress to your preference. No matter what attire is preferred, I will always be dressed in a classy and understated way.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I line up all of the music for your wedding day in advance. If after exhausting every source available I'm not able to locate a specific song, I'll contact you.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I have a good relationship with a few other dependable DJs in the area that I can call on when needed.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. I believe it's one of the best ways for you to determine whether or not we'll work well together.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I've done several and enjoyed them very much, but do not specialize in any.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Karaoke upon request
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
I typically arrive 1 hour ahead of time. I do request a 6'skirted table with easy access to a power outlet.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Only if karaoke is requested. I would need space for an additional, much smaller table.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I love introducing the wedding party and making the announcements you'd like. I occasionally make a comment between songs, especially later in the reception if I think it will help generate more energy on the dance floor. If your preference is no introduction or announcements, I will not make any. This is certainly one of the areas we'll cover during your pre-wedding consultation.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No. It is always appreciated when a meal is provided, but not required. I eat discreetly from my table while I continue working.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What is your overtime rate?
If the event runs longer than originally planned, my normal hourly rate applies.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I typically do not charge for travel unless the event is less than 4 hours long and the venue is more than an hour's drive away.

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Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wayne (A Sound Plan) was probably the easiest person to work with that I have ever met. Not only that, because of his vast experience, he brought things to my attention that I hadn't even considered. He was really flexible with us - we had a non-traditional wedding event. And he knew how to manage the room with bringing up the mood, making it romantic, etc. He also worked really well with the other vendors (photographer especially) to make sure the music and everything else was timed perfectly. I can't speak highly enough of Wayne and his services. I just wish I was throwing more parties that needed a DJ so we could have him back again!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Wayne was a pleasure to work with. He gave us a lot of great advice and resources for planning our music selections. He was very low key and played all the music we wanted him to play. He did a great job mixing it up and we were very happy with his on site appearance and demeanor.
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Julie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
What a kind and professional DJ! His wife primarily took care of all his scheduling and meeting arrangements. but DJ Wayne was more than willing to meet with us as many times as we needed and also made sure we had all the equipment necessary for any live performances. He made sure to go over all our song choices (we had a very specific playlist for our ceremony) and the types of artists we like so he could adjust accordingly. We didn't really have dancing at our wedding since it was a morning one but our guests (mostly young professionals) all commented on the background music during the reception - "We loved the song choices!". Thanks DJ Wayne!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
Wayne did everything he was supposed to do, I don't think I've ever seen that many people dancing at a wedding before. The only hiccup was our "grand entrance"... it was like the entire system crashed, and we were awkwardly standing in the doorway for a bit.
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Emthebride
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.9/5.0
Our florist recommended Wayne and he was totally great! He met with my husband and I a few times before the big day and had a great idea of what I had in mind. I was very particular (probably to the point of being obnoxious) about certain songs and my must play/do not play list but he was very accommodating and understood where I was coming from. There were a few slip ups (wrong version of the song for the wedding party, playing the full songs for the traditional dances) but there were small details that no one else noticed and frankly didn't care because everyone was up and dancing and having a great time! Wayne is extremely friendly and professional and put up with my crazy requests - he helped make our wedding super great and I absolutely recommend him!
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ribka26
Wedding:
11/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Wayne was a pleasure to work with. He met with us and helped us plan out the entire reception and made suggestions to make the sure the evening was memorable - and it was. Some of my other vendors were so impressed by him that they have called me and asked me for his contact information to pass along to other couples. He was our MC, but not a dominant voice in the event, instead he was the perfect facilitator.

We had a family wedding - close to 25 children and then 80 other guests of all ages. Wayne got EVERYONE out on the dance floor without playing cheesy music. People were having so much fun dancing that we extended our reception. During the reception, which went by in a flash for me, Wayne would play songs that I had only mentioned in passing as being good ideas. For instance, during our long planning meeting I briefly mentioned a song my college friends would dance to. My college friends gathered to make a toast and after the glasses clinked, he turned that song on - perfect timing and no one had to ask him to do it. Wayne listens to you, absorbs it, and provides excellent service.

Also, my wedding was multi-cultural and Wayne incoporated Russian music into both the cocktail hour and reception. All of the songs titles were in cyrillic and half of the wedding party had very hard names to pronounce. He did not make one mistake - he played all of the right songs at the right moments and pronounced all of the names correctly. Wayne also accomodated last minute changes to our agreed upon plan with ease.

Finally, one thing that really separates Wayne from the others is his kindness and likeable personality. I spoke to tons of DJs and was really put off my the "attitude" that most of them seemed to have, especially the most expensive DJs. I even started calling the DJs the used car sales people of the wedding vendor world with my friends. Wayne is the opposite of this description and becuase of him I am sorry I made fun of the DJs - he is pofessional, modest, a nice person to be around, yet fun at the same time.
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
GREAT DJ!!!! Our DJ was incredible for our wedding. Kept the entire dance floor full and played everything we wanted and was very flexible with what we wanted. He made sure that we were happy and that was his main concern. I would highly recommend them to anyone who asked. Thanks again
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Abby
Wedding:
9/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Wayne did a great job for us on our big day! He was so helpful in picking the songs, and did a great job as an EmCee. He kept the flow through the evening- Wayne is a great guy with a great ear for good music!
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Kim & Chip
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Wayne did an awesome job as the DJ at our wedding. He met with us several weeks prior to the wedding, gave us some fantastic suggestions, asked all the right questions, and best of all listened to what we wanted! The result: A flawless performance. We highly recommend him!
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