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Essential Sounds Entertainment

Asbury Park , NJ

LOCATION

658 Cookman Ave., Suite #17
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 US (map)

PHONE

732-202-8439

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We are a group of talented, professional entertainers who strive to give you the most ultimate personal, customized music planning experience you will ever have. Founded by PJ Windle, a... Read more
We are a group of talented, professional entertainers who strive to give you the most ultimate personal, customized music planning experience you will ever have. Founded by PJ Windle, a veteran of the wedding industry with over 18 years and 1,500 events, Essential Sounds Entertainment LLC was formed with the goal of always focusing on the details. You are unique. Your event is special. Choose entertainment that will express exactly what you envision.

We provide exciting professional entertainment, enhanced lighting fixtures, LED TV video production, photo montage creation, projection screens, GoBo lighting, Candy Buffet Stations, Photo Booths and much much more!.

The word "Experience" is often used to describe the time that someone has put in to his/her line of work. With Essential Sounds Entertainment, experience means so much more than that. To us, the time in years that we have dedicated to this industry pales in comparison to the effort and the focus that we provide. Knowing how important the big day is and providing a steady, calm approach during the planning process is something that we have developed over time, with experience. This is the most important part of the process. Getting it right is essential.

Excitement: It's contagious. When someone is excited for you, you get excited as well. You feed off it. You thrive. Our entertainers provide enthusiasm when you want it, to the extent that you want it. We bring energy and excitement throughout the entire wedding planning process, not just on the Big Day. Our goal is to make you feel completely at home and at ease with your entertainer. If your process is stress-free, we have done our job.

We are a group of entertainers who always put your needs above anything else we do. If you want something done to reflect the uniqueness of you and your fiancèe, tell us about it and we'll make it happen. Our complete focus is to provide an atmosphere that you and your fiancèe can get excited over, be proud of and ultimately, remember forever. Founded by PJ Windle, a 14 year veteran in the wedding industry, Essential Sounds Entertainment was formed under the concept that personal service, customized music planning experiences and friendly relationships that branch out beyond the company/client relationship was paramount to the overall success of an entertainment business. As PJ states, "Just because we are "hired" to do a job, it doesn't mean we can't connect with the Bride and Groom and become more than just your DJ. In the end, I want to be someone you put your trust in because you enjoy the process of planning your wedding and you are completely confident that I feel the same way. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

REVIEWS

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Christina
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Essential Sounds (specifically PJ Windle) did an absolutely fantastic job providing DJ an Emcee services for our wedding on October 25th. Not only did several guests comment on the fabulous time they had dancing to the wide range of music genres, but some of our guests even admitted that they had more fun at our wedding than at their own!

PJ was extremely easy to work with and helped me feel comfortable leading up to the big day by providing an anticipated timeline and order of events for the entire reception. He even came over to us several times throughout the reception to make sure we were happy and enjoying our night.

By far my favorite part was the beautiful color monogram spotlight that was shining on the dance floor all night long. It was BEAUTIFUL and it really added an extra special personal touch.

I would highly recommend Essential Sounds to any bride, but especially if you are feeling a little anxious about making sure your day goes smoothly. With Essential Sounds as your music professionals you'll know what to expect and enjoy every second of your celebration!
Essential Sounds (specifically PJ Windle) did an absolutely fantastic job providing DJ an Emcee services for our wedding Read more...
Essential Sounds (specifically PJ Windle) did an absolutely fantastic job providing DJ an Emcee services for our wedding on October 25th. Not only did several guests comment on the fabulous time they had dancing to the wide range of music genres, but some of our guests even admitted that they had more fun at our wedding than at their own!

PJ was extremely easy to work with and helped me feel comfortable leading up to the big day by providing an anticipated timeline and order of events for the entire reception. He even came over to us several times throughout the reception to make sure we were happy and enjoying our night.

By far my favorite part was the beautiful color monogram spotlight that was shining on the dance floor all night long. It was BEAUTIFUL and it really added an extra special personal touch.

I would highly recommend Essential Sounds to any bride, but especially if you are feeling a little anxious about making sure your day goes smoothly. With Essential Sounds as your music professionals you'll know what to expect and enjoy every second of your celebration! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
After a truly hellish time trying to find a DJ, we were referred to Essential by one of my husband's coworkers.

Immediately after filling out the request form on their site, I got an email from PJ quoting a price and offering to set up a call to get started, which was a big deal because the wedding was only a month away. He set us up with Anthony Yepez who was awesome and incredibly easy to work with.

Anthony was incredibly helpful with helping us set up the structure of the event and choosing the types of music we wanted to play throughout the night. He went out and downloaded the stuff that I wanted to hear and he didn't already have. He was incredibly accommodating to our slightly unconventional ceremony.

Throughout the wedding day itself he was always on hand, making sure we were hearing what we wanted to hear and we were happy with the tone of everything.

I highly recommend Anthony and Essential Sounds.
After a truly hellish time trying to find a DJ, we were referred to Essential by one of my husband's coworkers.
Read more...
After a truly hellish time trying to find a DJ, we were referred to Essential by one of my husband's coworkers.

Immediately after filling out the request form on their site, I got an email from PJ quoting a price and offering to set up a call to get started, which was a big deal because the wedding was only a month away. He set us up with Anthony Yepez who was awesome and incredibly easy to work with.

Anthony was incredibly helpful with helping us set up the structure of the event and choosing the types of music we wanted to play throughout the night. He went out and downloaded the stuff that I wanted to hear and he didn't already have. He was incredibly accommodating to our slightly unconventional ceremony.

Throughout the wedding day itself he was always on hand, making sure we were hearing what we wanted to hear and we were happy with the tone of everything.

I highly recommend Anthony and Essential Sounds. Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We were recommended to PJ and Essential Sounds Entertainment by another vendor who knew we were having a tough time finding a DJ. Within moments of meeting PJ my wife and I knew we would be using him. He blew us away by starting the first meeting asking and learning about us instead of selling himself. This refreshing approach to business was consistent for the entire year we worked with PJ. He continued to treat my wife and I as friends, taking the time to learn who we were so he could provide exactly what we wanted. Leading up to the event he was always easily accessible, taking notes on everything we asked and providing excellent suggestions along the way. He set a meeting a few weeks ahead of the big day to go through all the details one last time. This really helped us feel confident that this was one aspect of the day we didn't have to worry about. On our wedding day PJ was incredible. He set up the music for our cocktail hour following the exact playlist we requested and then did an excellent job emceeing the night. He added the perfect amount of spark to the party, and read the crowd all night long to give everyone the atmosphere they wanted. In addition to dj services essential sounds also provided our uplighting - which added a beautiful element to our ballroom - as well as a photobooth that was the hit of the party. Unlike some of the other booths we looked at, this one was literally huge which resulted in some incredible pictures with crowds of people. All told we couldn't have asked for a single thing more out of the entire experience.
We were recommended to PJ and Essential Sounds Entertainment by another vendor who knew we were having a tough time Read more...
We were recommended to PJ and Essential Sounds Entertainment by another vendor who knew we were having a tough time finding a DJ. Within moments of meeting PJ my wife and I knew we would be using him. He blew us away by starting the first meeting asking and learning about us instead of selling himself. This refreshing approach to business was consistent for the entire year we worked with PJ. He continued to treat my wife and I as friends, taking the time to learn who we were so he could provide exactly what we wanted. Leading up to the event he was always easily accessible, taking notes on everything we asked and providing excellent suggestions along the way. He set a meeting a few weeks ahead of the big day to go through all the details one last time. This really helped us feel confident that this was one aspect of the day we didn't have to worry about. On our wedding day PJ was incredible. He set up the music for our cocktail hour following the exact playlist we requested and then did an excellent job emceeing the night. He added the perfect amount of spark to the party, and read the crowd all night long to give everyone the atmosphere they wanted. In addition to dj services essential sounds also provided our uplighting - which added a beautiful element to our ballroom - as well as a photobooth that was the hit of the party. Unlike some of the other booths we looked at, this one was literally huge which resulted in some incredible pictures with crowds of people. All told we couldn't have asked for a single thing more out of the entire experience. Read less
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Risa
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
PJ and Jamie were our DJ dream team from Essential Sounds Entertainment. From the minute we met with PJ via bridelive and put our full faith in him and the company, we knew we were going to have something truly special for our wedding day. They FAR exceeded any and all expectations. We told everyone before the wedding how excited we were about PJ and Essential Sounds, and they delivered everything far beyond what our imaginations dreamed up and what we described to our guests. People are still in awe with how much everything went perfectly, let alone music from our beach ceremony to cocktail hour to the reception. PJ was more than accommodating and helped us make all the right decisions to make this day one to remember. I will never forget how amazing they made everything and how much they pulled everything and everyone together. They worked perfectly with our venue, and a history between the two helped, but rest assured these guys can entertain ANYWHERE! In them we have found forever friends for all they've done for us. We can't say enough "thank you's!" to them. They are amazing!
PJ and Jamie were our DJ dream team from Essential Sounds Entertainment. From the minute we met with PJ via bridelive and Read more...
PJ and Jamie were our DJ dream team from Essential Sounds Entertainment. From the minute we met with PJ via bridelive and put our full faith in him and the company, we knew we were going to have something truly special for our wedding day. They FAR exceeded any and all expectations. We told everyone before the wedding how excited we were about PJ and Essential Sounds, and they delivered everything far beyond what our imaginations dreamed up and what we described to our guests. People are still in awe with how much everything went perfectly, let alone music from our beach ceremony to cocktail hour to the reception. PJ was more than accommodating and helped us make all the right decisions to make this day one to remember. I will never forget how amazing they made everything and how much they pulled everything and everyone together. They worked perfectly with our venue, and a history between the two helped, but rest assured these guys can entertain ANYWHERE! In them we have found forever friends for all they've done for us. We can't say enough "thank you's!" to them. They are amazing! Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
PJ is absolutely the best DJ I have ever worked with. Hands down! PLUS he plays awesome music at perfect times throughout the evening!
PJ is absolutely the best DJ I have ever worked with. Hands down! PLUS he plays awesome music at perfect times throughout Read more...
PJ is absolutely the best DJ I have ever worked with. Hands down! PLUS he plays awesome music at perfect times throughout the evening! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on August 2nd, and we were SO LUCKY to have PJ as our DJ!!! He is such a nice guy, and so easy to work with. My husband and I were so worried about having a hokey DJ or "clubbin'" fist pumping DJ- and we are both so glad we found PJ- he was classy, enthusiastic without being annoying, and he made the night flow perfectly. Anything we wanted played, he had it and was excited to play it for us. My husband and I can be particular about our music, and he went above and beyond to listen to our requests and keep the party going!! He also did sound and music for our ceremony which was flawless. Everyone could clearly hear us at the outdoor, lakeside ceremony and he played all the ceremony songs with perfect transition. PJ even found some deep tracks of our favorite artists, which were so fun to hear throughout the cocktail hour. The reception was an awesome party thanks to PJ. So many of our guests said he was the best DJ ever and he actually READ the word document I send him with "Must-plays" and "Other suggestions". He truly nailed it! We had the best wedding ever - and PJ was a big part of that. Thanks PJ!!!
My husband and I got married on August 2nd, and we were SO LUCKY to have PJ as our DJ!!! He is such a nice guy, and so Read more...
My husband and I got married on August 2nd, and we were SO LUCKY to have PJ as our DJ!!! He is such a nice guy, and so easy to work with. My husband and I were so worried about having a hokey DJ or "clubbin'" fist pumping DJ- and we are both so glad we found PJ- he was classy, enthusiastic without being annoying, and he made the night flow perfectly. Anything we wanted played, he had it and was excited to play it for us. My husband and I can be particular about our music, and he went above and beyond to listen to our requests and keep the party going!! He also did sound and music for our ceremony which was flawless. Everyone could clearly hear us at the outdoor, lakeside ceremony and he played all the ceremony songs with perfect transition. PJ even found some deep tracks of our favorite artists, which were so fun to hear throughout the cocktail hour. The reception was an awesome party thanks to PJ. So many of our guests said he was the best DJ ever and he actually READ the word document I send him with "Must-plays" and "Other suggestions". He truly nailed it! We had the best wedding ever - and PJ was a big part of that. Thanks PJ!!! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
PJ and his team were very professional and helped to give me the best wedding ever. He is an amazing DJ. I would highly recommend Essential Sounds to anyone.
PJ and his team were very professional and helped to give me the best wedding ever. He is an amazing DJ. I would highly Read more...
PJ and his team were very professional and helped to give me the best wedding ever. He is an amazing DJ. I would highly recommend Essential Sounds to anyone. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We found PJ through referrals, and knew it would be easy to trust him, but once we saw his amazing reviews we were even more excited to see him in action! We had the pleasure of keeping in touch with him all year, it felt like a good friend was there for us on wedding day. Whenever we had a question, he literally responded within minutes, and that's how we knew we could trust him to handle our special day. Leading up to the wedding, we were able to message PJ at any time with last minute changes or requests and he took care of it right away. He was professional, fun, classy and of course entertaining. We received numerous compliments that night as well as the following days about how great our DJ was, and asking how we found him. We are thankful that he helped make our wedding so memorable, and made our family and friends feel so special. The last thing a bride wants to do is worry about anything on her big day and I can say I completely trusted him to take care of everything. PJ provided the sound for our outdoor ceremony, reception and photo booth. I would refer him to anybody and not have to worry about a thing! We thank you PJ for being a great partner on our wedding day, and now friend!
We found PJ through referrals, and knew it would be easy to trust him, but once we saw his amazing reviews we were even Read more...
We found PJ through referrals, and knew it would be easy to trust him, but once we saw his amazing reviews we were even more excited to see him in action! We had the pleasure of keeping in touch with him all year, it felt like a good friend was there for us on wedding day. Whenever we had a question, he literally responded within minutes, and that's how we knew we could trust him to handle our special day. Leading up to the wedding, we were able to message PJ at any time with last minute changes or requests and he took care of it right away. He was professional, fun, classy and of course entertaining. We received numerous compliments that night as well as the following days about how great our DJ was, and asking how we found him. We are thankful that he helped make our wedding so memorable, and made our family and friends feel so special. The last thing a bride wants to do is worry about anything on her big day and I can say I completely trusted him to take care of everything. PJ provided the sound for our outdoor ceremony, reception and photo booth. I would refer him to anybody and not have to worry about a thing! We thank you PJ for being a great partner on our wedding day, and now friend! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Ryan from essential sounds to work our wedding on July 19th. I don't have enough words to express my deep gratitude to Ryan for making our wedding seamless and fun. Everyone had a great time, danced and enjoyed the evening.

The great part about having Ryan is that he's not just a DJ, he really is intuitive when it comes to reading the crowd and getting a sense for what will engaged them and keep them dancing. During the planning before the wedding Ryan took the time to go over all the little details with me and I directed him on what to play. The day of I learned really quickly to trust Ryan's instincts and we had a full dance floor and engaged guests the entire evening.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to Ryan for EVERYTHING!
We hired Ryan from essential sounds to work our wedding on July 19th. I don't have enough words to express my deep Read more...
We hired Ryan from essential sounds to work our wedding on July 19th. I don't have enough words to express my deep gratitude to Ryan for making our wedding seamless and fun. Everyone had a great time, danced and enjoyed the evening.

The great part about having Ryan is that he's not just a DJ, he really is intuitive when it comes to reading the crowd and getting a sense for what will engaged them and keep them dancing. During the planning before the wedding Ryan took the time to go over all the little details with me and I directed him on what to play. The day of I learned really quickly to trust Ryan's instincts and we had a full dance floor and engaged guests the entire evening.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to Ryan for EVERYTHING! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
PJ and his staff are incredible! They played all the best surrounding our choices! They were right on point with everything! Everyone had a blast at our wedding and they rave about the music! Good luck and best wishes to your new addition to your family! We hope to have another need to use your services again and we will definitely refer you!
PJ and his staff are incredible! They played all the best surrounding our choices! They were right on point with Read more...
PJ and his staff are incredible! They played all the best surrounding our choices! They were right on point with everything! Everyone had a blast at our wedding and they rave about the music! Good luck and best wishes to your new addition to your family! We hope to have another need to use your services again and we will definitely refer you! Read less
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