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Audio West Professional Entertainment/Disc Jockey Service

Naperville , IL
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LOCATION

121 N Washington Street, Suite 150
Naperville, IL US 60540 (map)

PHONE

773-261-2067

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ABOUT US

Here at Audio West you will get professional services during every phase of your proccess from your initial consultation and planning until the day of your Wedding we are experienced... Read more
Here at Audio West you will get professional services during every phase of your proccess from your initial consultation and planning until the day of your Wedding we are experienced consumate professionals. After all of the fine details have been worked out and the special announcements and formalities have been completed, we will keep your dance floor packed providing you and your guest with a wonderful evening of entertainment.

Your DJ as your Entertainment Planner

Get the resources and tools you need to help plan your wedding ceremony & reception. Through our on-line planning wedding tools, you can build your agenda and request songs.

You will meet the actual DJ who will be performing at your wedding. He will walk you through every phase of the wedding and you and your DJ will plan the day exactly how you want. You not only will go over all the details for your wedding, but you will get to know each other personally which builds the trust you will have in him the day of your wedding.

Your DJ as your Wedding Director

Your DJ will coach your bridal party on how to give toasts and line them and your parents up for the bridal party announcements as well as take care of all the behind the scenes planning to ensure that your wedding flows smoothly from beginning to end.

Your DJ as your Master of Ceremonies

It is not by accident that our DJ’s pronounce names correctly and know all the nuances of your wedding party. This is accomplished through your detailed meeting with your DJ which will ensure your guests see a polished presentation.

Your DJ as your Entertainer

You will always have a DJ who is engaging with your guests to ensure a wonderful night of memories. Your DJ will be integral in getting your guests involved during our fun Bride and Groom kissing activities during dinner to creating energy as the dancing starts by getting your guests clapping and singing along to their favorite songs.

Your DJ as your Music Programmer

The activity most traditionally associated with a DJ. We always bring plenty of music spanning from the 40’s to the latest dance hits. Your friends and relatives of all ages will hear songs that will entice them out to the dance floor. Our DJs constantly “read” the crowd to create and sustain energy. Our DJ’s are well versed in playing music for all of your guests ages 8 to 80!!

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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:
Our DJ's are audience interactive entertainers that will keep the crowd moving with a great flow of music.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We have professional resources to locate just about anything that can be requested, in the rare instance there is an obscure request we can't locate we will see if the client can provide the song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Four
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We have played two hour Special events most of our events are 5 - 6 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely in fact we encourage a face to face meeting at our office, it's a must for Wedding clients so we can provide that personal touch and get to know the client.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We cover most any event
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes all the time with fully redundant back-up.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer several lighting packages from basic to DMX LED lighting, moving head lighting, gobo personalized pattern lighting as well as accent uplighting.
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?
For a standard package we like an hour, we have our own table and booth for venues that don't provide a table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No for standard packages, with extended lighting and sound packages we do require additional space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Not at Weddings and Formal events
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We emcee as needed
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We have several custom options and tricks we use one being our Bride's circle of love dance.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't take any breaks, most facilities provide a vendor meal for us but we don't make a fuss over it if one is not provided.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We don't take any breaks
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have a staff of five to pool from and we also have great relationships with some of our top notch colleagues that are also members of the Chicago Land area American Disc Jockey Association.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
If the time between events allows for us to get from location a to location b in a timely manner, in these instances one of our set-up guys takes care of the set-up for the second event.
What is your overtime rate?
$125 per hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Outside of a 50 mile range typically $75.00
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
1/4 of contract price at signing

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Ashanti
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Ray was a pleasure! AudioWest went above & beyond. Any changes I made, Ray executed and wasn't bothered by my constant emails. He was very professional & took our wedding over the top!! I will definitely be recommending Audiowest to future brides!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Rashonda
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Ray was Awesome! He was very accommodating even with my last minute request. He kept the dance floor live. All of my guest loved Ray and how he kept the flow of the music and dance floor going. He accomadated all age groups in a good way. If u want to have an awesome time, good memories, and dance the night away I recommend Ray. I also used him for uplifting which came out beautiful and added the perfect touch to our wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Ayana
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
You were perfect!!
Services Used: DJ
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Karen
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Even made a Cd of my ceremony music, reception was great had guest on their feet for hours
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough great things about Ray! We met at a bridal expo and I was original reluctant to use him because I'd had another DJ in mine. One of the best decesions I made for this weddign was picking Ray as my DJ. From the time we secured him to hours before Ray was attentive and responsive. He delivered everything he promised and more. He did the AV for my ceremony and cocktail hour along with all the music and lighting for my reception. My guest age spanned over three generations and all three loved the music. He followed all of our music direction and kept us on schedule with all of the different things happening throughout the reception. Amazing job and I can't wait to recommend him to other friends
Services Used: DJ
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Ksteward
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we chose Audio West/DJ Ray for our June 2013 wedding! I came across DJ Ray at a Bridal Show as I was leaving and I swear it was meant to be. He was exactly what we were looking for & the prices were extremely reasonable. He was very professional, fun, and a great guy! He listened to my requests, and kept in contact/ responded any time I had a question. He will play anything you request, from R&B/ Hip Hop, to the Oldies, to the Cha Cha Slide if you want. Make sure to check him out!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Hakim
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ray and his team from Audio West Professional Entertainment/Disc Jockey Service did an excellent job. The staff is very professional, courteous, attentive and full of positive energy. If you are wondering if you should use the services of Audio West Professional Entertainment/Disc Jockey Service, don't. Affordable audio packages to fit every budget; Reliable equipment (Microphones, lighting etc.); and professional black tie attire. Ray is an excellent listener and you can personalize your wedding.

Fantastic service and value!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Audio West was great to work with! From the initial meeting with, to the user-friendly website and the follow-up just before the wedding I knew we were with the right vendor! Audio West's has a large song catalog...Gospel, Jazz, R&B and Hip Hop and more, so there was something for everyone to enjoy! As far as affordability goes, Audio West is very affordable and has competitive rates.
Services Used: DJ
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Soon to be Mrs. Robinson
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was August 18,2012 and let me just say it was the party of the year. Audio West had the dance floor pack all night, (my bridal party was mad I had to pull them out the party to take pictures). It was a great pleasure to work with Mr. Ray Jones.
Services Used: DJ
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Carolyn
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish we had Roy's services in Portland. I feel I should have given him a ten Star...... Audio West played major roll in making my Son's reception in Bolingbrook a great success, . I have already told my friends.
Services Used: DJ, , Officiant, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Love Is, Inc.
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Audio West provided so much more than the DJs and Lighting for our Ceremony and Reception. They provided a whirlwind of great memories. I wanted to create an atmosphere that reflected my husband and I. Ray Jones provided different ideas and the history behind traditional moments at receptions. Our DJs kept our ceremony and reception running smoothly. Everything just flowed. I still receive compliments on our lighting and music selections for the reception! My guests stayed dancing! Words can't express our gratitude. I couldn't have imagined our wedding without the creativity or professionalism of Audio West. From our first meeting, we knew we were in great hands from the ceremony music complilation down to the very end of time management. Honestly, I didn't think I wanted lighting but my husband insisted. I was blown away when we turned the corner to the reception tent. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you Audio West for all that you do!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Johnifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Exceeding Expectations!

Audiowest offered me more than just a DJ service....it was an Experience! I asked for ceremony and reception coverage and everything was top notch! Very professional and pleasant to work with. Eager to please the bride (the most important person!) Its all about you and what you want. They also work with your budget. This DJ service has the best of the best...the slow and dead receptions stop right here! They know how to get the crowd involved so that you have a fun, lively, and interactive reception. They are also very creative in their ideas as us brides are now moving away from the more traditional receptions. My family and friends are still talking! You will not be disappointed!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Angela
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with the services provided by Audiowest. He was prompt, professional, and fun. We recommend him for any event.
Services Used: DJ
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Farasha
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Audio West Professional DJ Service is top notch. They exceeded our expectations in making our wedding a memorable occassion. They played the exact style of music that we selected, kept our guest engaged and helped our wedding to flow seemlessly and error free. I recommend them highly for any event that you want to be amazing from beginning to end!
Services Used: DJ
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TnObi
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Professional and excellent service! He made the day! My guest could not stay off the dance floor!!!!!

He's one of a kind!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Jerrod
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Our special day was made even more special by the fun, entertaining, and active environment we were provided, but what really stands out and separates Audio West from any other Wedding DJ I've ever experienced, is that they not only gave us a great celebration, they gave us a celebration of love itself; which, after all, is what brought everyone there in the first place. We had a great party! But the reason for the party was never lost or over shadowed. From the entrance of the wedding party to the last song, the feeling of joy never subsided.
Services Used: DJ
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Jen
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I feel that the quality of music and the responsiveness of my guests showed us that we made the right choice in choosing our DJ! I would recommend them over and over again!
Services Used: DJ
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Tubrea
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Any women planning a wedding knows the it can be SUPER STRESSFUL!!!! The right dress, perfect reception hall, flower, ear ring ,honeymoon location the list goes on and on!!!!!! With our 5 year
Anniversary approaching decided to watch our wedding video!!!! And by far using Audio West was the BEST DECSION I MADE in the whole planning process!!!!!! I meet with the owner a few months before my wedding and told him I wanted it to be fun and memorable and he couldn't have delivered it better. From the unique girls only dance where he requested all the women from 8 to 80 to dance with the bride from different genres of music, to the story about the reason for the wedding cake, aside from great music , lighting, and professionalism!
I couldn't asked for a better way to end one of the most memorable days it my life. Thank you Ray for make my fairytale ending come to life!!!!!!!!!!! See in 10!!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Marvin
Wedding:
8/14/1994
5.0/5.0
Audio West made our wedding day special by handling all our request.
Services Used: DJ
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Angela
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.9/5.0
Ray did a wonderful job making our special day memorable!
Services Used: DJ
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vee
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.7/5.0
The music was great. DJ had everyone on the dance floor.
Services Used: DJ
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misty
Wedding:
11/7/2010
2.3/5.0
I wish the DJ could have allotted more time and listening ears to the bride and coordinator prior to the wedding to assure that the music, bride n groom introduction, and other song selections were as the bride desired.
Services Used: DJ

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