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Music Makes You Happy Entertainment

Smithfield , VA
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LOCATION

113D N. Church St
Smithfield, VA 23430 US (map)

PHONE

757-544-9727

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ABOUT US

Are you getting a little stressed out picking all your vendors? Confused by all the choices and overwhelmed by the number of people fighting for your business? Let Music Makes You Happy... Read more
Are you getting a little stressed out picking all your vendors? Confused by all the choices and overwhelmed by the number of people fighting for your business? Let Music Makes You Happy help by bundling several popular services together in one package! DJ's, event coordinators, ceremony music, tuxedo rentals, uplighting and photobooths, we handle it all and you only have to work with one vendor, us! Imagine only having to make one appointment and working with one small company to cover all these needs. No more multiple phone calls to multiple vendors trying to make sure everyone is on the same page!

While many wedding DJ's are part time, Music Makes You Happy DJ's are full time, this means we can dedicate more time ensuring that your event is perfect and every detail is covered.

Come visit us at our brand new showroom in Downtown Smithfield! We are located in the old firehouse right across from The Smithfield Center!



Music Makes You Happy DJ’s are fun, experienced and love what they do. Our company keeps up with the latest music, trends and technology and can bring a real energy to your event! If your event requires something unique or different, we are happy to work with you to get exactly what you want. We have been DJ-ing weddings and events for over 9 years, and are fully insured. We abide by the national DJ Code of Conduct, carry back-ups for our back-up equipment and if your DJ has an emergency, we always have another professional on call!

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About our DJ's



Chris is the owner and founder of Music Makes You Happy Entertainment. He has been a professional DJ for over 13 years and has well over 300 events under his belt! While attending Christopher Newport University, Chris spent a lot of his time performing on stage with various theater groups so he understands what is needed from an emcee to lead and entertain an audience. With his experience and training coupled with his ability to read any crowd, Chris is an excellent choice for your wedding or special event!



Matt has been a professional DJ for over 7 years and has experience with a wide range of events. From weddings to graduation parties to special events, Matt has done it all. He has an audio engineering degree from Full Sail University so he knows how to make any setup sound perfect. In addition to being a DJ, Matt previously worked at Vista Point at Norfolk Naval planning and running all of their events. Not only is Matt a great DJ, he is also a excellent musician and plays with several local bands.



Greg joined Music Makes You Happy Entertainment this year but has years of experience in event planning, consultation and execution. Greg spent several years running events at the Freeman Center at Christopher Newport University and uses that expertise running events for Music Makes You Happy. Greg has a deep understanding of all kinds of music, from The Beatles to Toby Keith to Jay Z. It’s fair to say that his appreciation and knowledge of music is something not seen everyday. Greg truly is our music consultant!



Brad is our party starter. Chris and Brad met in college and immediately started performing on stage together. That chemistry was quickly realized and utilized behind the DJ table. Brad took over one of the original microphones while attending Christopher Newport and only stepped away from the table briefly to earn his MBA from Syracuse. Armed with an amazing personality, an unbeatable ability to read a crowd and an infectious energy, Brad is an awesome DJ and emcee. Attend one of his events and you will understand why he is our party starter! 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:
Our style depends on your event. We strive to approach each event uniquely. After all, what works for one wedding might not work for another. You can trust that your event will be handled professionally whether you need a laid back, relaxed performer or a more formal approach, we have you covered.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No, there is no limit on the music that can be requested. in fact, during our meetings we actually spend a lot of time discussing your musical tastes and what you want to hear.
What is your usual attire?
Our attire depends on your event. Our typical attire is a dark suit but if you need us to wear a tuxedo, we can do that!
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
If you want a song that we don't have, we will get it ahead of time. We have a huge library with access to an even bigger library. If you want it, we will get it!
How many other DJs do you work with?
Music Makes You Happy has three full time DJ's and two part time DJ's.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Our minimum is three hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes! We require up to two face to face consultations to make sure that we provide everything you want for your big day.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have experience with a lot of different cultures and are always happy to learn about new ones!
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes! While going over the music during our meetings, we discuss what songs that you don't want played. Keep in mind we are professional DJ's and won't play death metal or hardcore rap at your reception!
Do you bring your own equipment?
We own all of our equipment. It is brand new and state of the art. We also own our own backup equipment which we setup during every event should something happen to our primary equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Our standard package includes LED dance lights. We also offer multiple video screens, LED uplighting and decorations with our upgraded packages.
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?
We like to set aside three hours for setup. We don't usually need that much time but we don't like to rush through things. We bring our own table unless the venue provides a table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No, our system is very compact and can be put just about anywhere.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
NO! We do not use banners or signs at weddings. We have a small card holder and a 8x12 picture that we place on our table for folks who may be interested in hiring us for another event.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
This depends on the event and what the bride and groom wants. We are not radio DJ's and your wedding isn't a stage for us to show off our comedic style. However, if the bride and groom want us to make dedications or announcements then we will.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We have a few different techniques to get people dancing. Our experience has taught us that there are a few songs that most people will dance too and as long as they are not on the "Do Not Playlist." We will also walk around and chat with the folks at the tables to see what they would like to hear. If people are still too shy we will use games and ice breakers to break the ice (I promise, we are not cheesy, these are fun games that everyone will like). We have also been known to offer prizes to encourage dancing!
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 breaks (aside from the occasional restroom break) and we rarely eat so a meal is not necessary.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
While we are in the restroom, the current song will continue playing and the next song will be cued.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have three full time DJ's that are always ready should your DJ become ill or unable to attend your event. All of your information is saved online via your online account and it's also saved in your personal notebook that we work on during our face to face consultations so no matter who your DJ is, they will be ready!
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Our company will never contract more than two events per day. We will always have a professional DJ ready to go should something happen to the DJ that you have been working with.
What is your overtime rate?
We don't charge by the hour, we charge by the event therefore we don't have an overtime rate.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We travel for free all over Hampton Roads. If your event is outside the area we will discuss the travel fee before the contract is signed. Typically we charge the IRS approved mileage rate for the miles driven outside the Hampton Roads area.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a 10% deposit.

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Shoes

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Lights, Photo Booth
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Day-of Coordination, Entertainment, Event Lighting, Event Planning

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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be as involved as you need them to be. Matt was the DJ for our wedding & he was outstanding. He was attentive to all of our tastes and interests, and he used them to create a personalized, unique playlist that fit our style better than I ever could have expected! He was gracious to our guests, and he could not have been more wonderful to us. If you want a DJ that isn't a cliche, and really cares about you as a couple than look no further! Also the photobooth was a hit! Our guests loved it!
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be Read more...
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be as involved as you need them to be. Matt was the DJ for our wedding & he was outstanding. He was attentive to all of our tastes and interests, and he used them to create a personalized, unique playlist that fit our style better than I ever could have expected! He was gracious to our guests, and he could not have been more wonderful to us. If you want a DJ that isn't a cliche, and really cares about you as a couple than look no further! Also the photobooth was a hit! Our guests loved it! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our requests, drafted a timeline for the day(without us asking--VERY nice!), and was unbelievably helpful in getting all of our music selections in line, cutting songs to make them work, etc.

The day of the wedding, he made sure our guests had a great time. Our song selections were important to us, and he made sure all the song cuts and transitions flowed smoothly. He did a great job hosting and introducing everyone. No name butchering or awkward pauses or weird music. Come reception time, we wanted a big dance party and that's exactly what we got. A great mix of songs we requested along with others that fit perfectly.

Most importantly, Matt was just fun! Funny, little quirky, but a blast! He's definitely a pro, but you always felt like your wedding was the most important part of his job. Would definitely work with Chris and Matt again if we had to do it over.
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our Read more...
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our requests, drafted a timeline for the day(without us asking--VERY nice!), and was unbelievably helpful in getting all of our music selections in line, cutting songs to make them work, etc.

The day of the wedding, he made sure our guests had a great time. Our song selections were important to us, and he made sure all the song cuts and transitions flowed smoothly. He did a great job hosting and introducing everyone. No name butchering or awkward pauses or weird music. Come reception time, we wanted a big dance party and that's exactly what we got. A great mix of songs we requested along with others that fit perfectly.

Most importantly, Matt was just fun! Funny, little quirky, but a blast! He's definitely a pro, but you always felt like your wedding was the most important part of his job. Would definitely work with Chris and Matt again if we had to do it over. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing does not even begin to describe Chris. Amazing DJ, and plays amazing mixes based on your tastes. He helped so much with the planning and timing of events, truly made our day perfect. We also got the photo booth which was amazing he was beyond helpful. The photo booth was a hit. Chris also helped with our Tuxedo orders, and everything was perfect. We had so many people in the bridal party come up and compliment him, as well as other guests attending the wedding. Thank you so much Chris, you are awesome.
Amazing does not even begin to describe Chris. Amazing DJ, and plays amazing mixes based on your tastes. He helped so much Read more...
Amazing does not even begin to describe Chris. Amazing DJ, and plays amazing mixes based on your tastes. He helped so much with the planning and timing of events, truly made our day perfect. We also got the photo booth which was amazing he was beyond helpful. The photo booth was a hit. Chris also helped with our Tuxedo orders, and everything was perfect. We had so many people in the bridal party come up and compliment him, as well as other guests attending the wedding. Thank you so much Chris, you are awesome. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Dress & Attire, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amber
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was incredible. We had quite a few special requests, such as a special mix for the bride and father dance. He made the best possible mix, and played all of our requested songs just like we asked. The photo booth was incredible, I have guests still talking about it! I will definitely be recommending him in the future!
Chris was incredible. We had quite a few special requests, such as a special mix for the bride and father dance. He made Read more...
Chris was incredible. We had quite a few special requests, such as a special mix for the bride and father dance. He made the best possible mix, and played all of our requested songs just like we asked. The photo booth was incredible, I have guests still talking about it! I will definitely be recommending him in the future! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris did an awesome job and I would highly recommend him! He was extremely helpful in the planning process, especially when setting up a timeline. He was the DJ, MC, and provided a photo booth and lighting. The room looked great and the photo booth was a hit among adults and kids alike! Chris did an excellent job reading the crowd and playing the right music. Several of our guests complimented on his ability to seamlessly do so many things. He was able to add the right amount of humor and great ideas for getting people dancing!
Chris did an awesome job and I would highly recommend him! He was extremely helpful in the planning process, especially Read more...
Chris did an awesome job and I would highly recommend him! He was extremely helpful in the planning process, especially when setting up a timeline. He was the DJ, MC, and provided a photo booth and lighting. The room looked great and the photo booth was a hit among adults and kids alike! Chris did an excellent job reading the crowd and playing the right music. Several of our guests complimented on his ability to seamlessly do so many things. He was able to add the right amount of humor and great ideas for getting people dancing! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Karla
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The best! Amazing! All positive adjectives! Chris is amazing! Great music selection, read us and the guests so well and kept us all singing and dancing all night long! Chris was so attentive and helpful the entire night! He also helped guide me to make decisions regarding ceremony music. Seriously the best!
The best! Amazing! All positive adjectives! Chris is amazing! Great music selection, read us and the guests so well and Read more...
The best! Amazing! All positive adjectives! Chris is amazing! Great music selection, read us and the guests so well and kept us all singing and dancing all night long! Chris was so attentive and helpful the entire night! He also helped guide me to make decisions regarding ceremony music. Seriously the best! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Music Makes You Happy has a great wedding planning tool where I could pick out the music I wanted played and add songs for special dances and events (such as the garter and bouquet tosses).

We had Matt as our DJ and he was great! I do not live in the area I had my wedding, and he was really great about meeting with me over Skype to plan the wedding. The day of the wedding, some of the bridal party was late getting to the reception (due to a location mix up), and he kept all of the guests happily entertained until we were ready for our entrance. He played slower songs during dinner, and then he kicked it up to party mode! Everyone had a great time dancing! It was so much fun!

All of the lights around the dance floor were great too! We also got the uplighting package, and it was really worth it! It added a lot to the reception hall! I definitely recommend Matt from Music Makes You Happy!!
Music Makes You Happy has a great wedding planning tool where I could pick out the music I wanted played and add songs for Read more...
Music Makes You Happy has a great wedding planning tool where I could pick out the music I wanted played and add songs for special dances and events (such as the garter and bouquet tosses).

We had Matt as our DJ and he was great! I do not live in the area I had my wedding, and he was really great about meeting with me over Skype to plan the wedding. The day of the wedding, some of the bridal party was late getting to the reception (due to a location mix up), and he kept all of the guests happily entertained until we were ready for our entrance. He played slower songs during dinner, and then he kicked it up to party mode! Everyone had a great time dancing! It was so much fun!

All of the lights around the dance floor were great too! We also got the uplighting package, and it was really worth it! It added a lot to the reception hall! I definitely recommend Matt from Music Makes You Happy!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working w. Matt from the Music Makes You Happy team. Matt was so great to work with, he was incredibly responsive both via email and phone and the day of the wedding he was on top of everything! He made sure the entire reception was dancing to a mix of songs that my husband and I selected as well as songs that he thought would would keep the party going. He checked in w. both my husband and myself throughout the night to make sure that we were happy with what we were hearing and remained attentive to both our reactions and the crowds- if there seemed to be even the slightest indication that a song wasn't as well received as others he was pro and seamlessly transitioned to the next one. I can't recommend Matt highly enough-- you want him to DJ your wedding!
I had the pleasure of working w. Matt from the Music Makes You Happy team. Matt was so great to work with, he was Read more...
I had the pleasure of working w. Matt from the Music Makes You Happy team. Matt was so great to work with, he was incredibly responsive both via email and phone and the day of the wedding he was on top of everything! He made sure the entire reception was dancing to a mix of songs that my husband and I selected as well as songs that he thought would would keep the party going. He checked in w. both my husband and myself throughout the night to make sure that we were happy with what we were hearing and remained attentive to both our reactions and the crowds- if there seemed to be even the slightest indication that a song wasn't as well received as others he was pro and seamlessly transitioned to the next one. I can't recommend Matt highly enough-- you want him to DJ your wedding! Read less
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Jennalee
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was truly the best to work with! He is very quick to respond to any inquiries and called multiple times during the planning process to discuss plans for the wedding day. He also provides a really helpful personal online account that you can update throughout the planning process--request songs and write down key names, song choices, etc so it is kept in one place. He was wonderful on my big day and made our reception a memorable event! It was really a relief to have him there because I wasn't sure what kind of music to play; I had so many different age ranges present at my wedding and wasn't able to think of music that would make everyone happy, But Chris went around to introduce himself to all my guests during cocktail hour to get a feeling for the kind of music they liked and to take requests. Everybody loved him, had a blast, and danced the whole night, even my father! And the additional photobooth was worth every penny; it was a big hit among all my guests. I highly recommend Chris. He made our special day truly perfect.
Chris was truly the best to work with! He is very quick to respond to any inquiries and called multiple times during the Read more...
Chris was truly the best to work with! He is very quick to respond to any inquiries and called multiple times during the planning process to discuss plans for the wedding day. He also provides a really helpful personal online account that you can update throughout the planning process--request songs and write down key names, song choices, etc so it is kept in one place. He was wonderful on my big day and made our reception a memorable event! It was really a relief to have him there because I wasn't sure what kind of music to play; I had so many different age ranges present at my wedding and wasn't able to think of music that would make everyone happy, But Chris went around to introduce himself to all my guests during cocktail hour to get a feeling for the kind of music they liked and to take requests. Everybody loved him, had a blast, and danced the whole night, even my father! And the additional photobooth was worth every penny; it was a big hit among all my guests. I highly recommend Chris. He made our special day truly perfect. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everything promised By Chris was fulfilled. Chris was always on time at each meeting we had prior my daughter's wedding. Chris was beyond what he had promised and the ceremony and reception were a great success thanks to Chris. Music Makes You Happy has excellent entertainment, our guests were very pleased with the quality of the event; the lights, photo-booth, games, wedding party entrance and the great finally were very special for everybody. Thank you Chris for making Yesika and Brian’s day so special, definitely their Wedding will be a day we will never forget! - Proud Mother of the Bride.
Everything promised By Chris was fulfilled. Chris was always on time at each meeting we had prior my daughter's wedding. Read more...
Everything promised By Chris was fulfilled. Chris was always on time at each meeting we had prior my daughter's wedding. Chris was beyond what he had promised and the ceremony and reception were a great success thanks to Chris. Music Makes You Happy has excellent entertainment, our guests were very pleased with the quality of the event; the lights, photo-booth, games, wedding party entrance and the great finally were very special for everybody. Thank you Chris for making Yesika and Brian’s day so special, definitely their Wedding will be a day we will never forget! - Proud Mother of the Bride. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths

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