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Music of the Times

Midlothian , VA
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Midlothian, VA US 23112 (map)

PHONE

804-739-1527

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ABOUT US

Music of the Times, by J. Hock is not your average DJ Service. We offer not only music, but also great Master of Ceremony services and entertainment for all of our events. This allows... Read more
Music of the Times, by J. Hock is not your average DJ Service. We offer not only music, but also great Master of Ceremony services and entertainment for all of our events. This allows YOU to WORRY LESS about your event and more about having a great time. We coordinate with your caterer, photographer, and any other service you have so that your event will flow smoothly.



We are based out of Midlothian and Ruthers Glen VA. We will travel to your event from DC to NC and everywhere in between. 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, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Every event is unique and customized to fit what you are looking for.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Completely up to the client.
What is your usual attire?
90% of our events we are dressed in a suit and tie. We will come to your event dressed according to your requests.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, we will purchase any material necessary for the event.
How many other DJs do you work with?
2 in our company.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, we actually recommend that you meet with us prior to any booking of your event.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have done several different ethnic events and have customized them based on the clients requests.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
We highly recommend it.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, with backup equipment for all aspects.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer a basic light package for the dance floor, but can also assist in obtaining special lighting for your event.
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 normally arrive at least 1 hour prior for setup and sound check. More if lighting is involved. We only require a small table, if available.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, the event is not about us, all about the client.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We do emcee the majority of our events, and the amount of talking is directly related to the client's requests.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We try to utilize the client or guests rather then bringing attention to us. Again it is all about our client not the DJ.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not break during the event, and do not require a meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
No breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Our policy is to have you meet with another DJ and accept them for your event. If you are not happy with them, we will continue to search until a suitable replacement is found.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, only 1 event per day.
What is your overtime rate?
Extra time is $85/hr
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Any long distance travel would be accounted for in your original quote with no hidden fees.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$100 non-refundable deposit, which is deducted from the total amount of the contract will hold your day.

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Nicole
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim was absolutely fabulous! We gave him some general info on song styles we like as well as a few "do not play" songs, and he was spot on with his choices. He even took the time to edit the father-daughter song to just play the parts we wanted. My husband and I both commented that we've never been to a wedding with that many people on the dance floor - everyone was loving the music. Jim was very good about checking in with us prior to the wedding to make sure everything he had was still what we wanted and he was great about checking in with us that night to see if we needed anything. Couldn't have asked for a better night! Would highly recommend!
Jim was absolutely fabulous! We gave him some general info on song styles we like as well as a few "do not play" songs, Read more...
Jim was absolutely fabulous! We gave him some general info on song styles we like as well as a few "do not play" songs, and he was spot on with his choices. He even took the time to edit the father-daughter song to just play the parts we wanted. My husband and I both commented that we've never been to a wedding with that many people on the dance floor - everyone was loving the music. Jim was very good about checking in with us prior to the wedding to make sure everything he had was still what we wanted and he was great about checking in with us that night to see if we needed anything. Couldn't have asked for a better night! Would highly recommend! Read less
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Marlee
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Jeremy did a wonderful job DJ-ing our wedding!! From our very first meeting with him, Jeremy was so personable and fun to work with and he helped to make sure that our reception timeline went as smoothly as possible. We had also included a spot on our RSVPs for guests to request specific songs and Jeremy handled all of those special requests quickly and with no problems at all! I'm a firm believer that a bad DJ can ruin an entire wedding reception, but I am 125% happy with my choice in DJ Jeremy and Music of the Times! If I could, I would give them 6 stars!
DJ Jeremy did a wonderful job DJ-ing our wedding!! From our very first meeting with him, Jeremy was so personable and fun Read more...
DJ Jeremy did a wonderful job DJ-ing our wedding!! From our very first meeting with him, Jeremy was so personable and fun to work with and he helped to make sure that our reception timeline went as smoothly as possible. We had also included a spot on our RSVPs for guests to request specific songs and Jeremy handled all of those special requests quickly and with no problems at all! I'm a firm believer that a bad DJ can ruin an entire wedding reception, but I am 125% happy with my choice in DJ Jeremy and Music of the Times! If I could, I would give them 6 stars! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jim was excellent! He was recommended by a friend and he surpassed my expectations as a DJ for our wedding. During our initial meeting, my husband and I loved how professional he was and really seemed to understand his role as a DJ at a wedding. We immediately booked him! He really wants to make your wedding day about what you want--he did exactly what we wanted!!! He's affordable, organized, and just down to earth (no gimmicks) as a person.
Jim was excellent! He was recommended by a friend and he surpassed my expectations as a DJ for our wedding. During our Read more...
Jim was excellent! He was recommended by a friend and he surpassed my expectations as a DJ for our wedding. During our initial meeting, my husband and I loved how professional he was and really seemed to understand his role as a DJ at a wedding. We immediately booked him! He really wants to make your wedding day about what you want--he did exactly what we wanted!!! He's affordable, organized, and just down to earth (no gimmicks) as a person. Read less
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PennyLee
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! We would recommend Music of the Times to anyone looking for a great DJ. Very organized, worked well with all of our other vendors, great price, all positives. We didn't have a big dancing crowd but Jim kept the party going and everything went extremely well.
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! We would recommend Music of the Times to anyone looking for a great DJ. Very Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! We would recommend Music of the Times to anyone looking for a great DJ. Very organized, worked well with all of our other vendors, great price, all positives. We didn't have a big dancing crowd but Jim kept the party going and everything went extremely well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better DJ then Jim Hock. He was so helpful, we gave him a list of the songs we wanted to play and he played all of them. All of our ideas were used, and he was so flexible when we had a few people request certain songs at the wedding to us. We just asked and he played them. All of our friends had a BLAST dancing, and even our flower girls loved the music selections. We never told him what to play when and he did a great job organizing what WE wanted. He told us that he was there for US that day and he truly was. He always told us when things were going to happen and was very professional. I would recommend him to any of my friends. He was FANTASTIC!
I could not have asked for a better DJ then Jim Hock. He was so helpful, we gave him a list of the songs we wanted to play Read more...
I could not have asked for a better DJ then Jim Hock. He was so helpful, we gave him a list of the songs we wanted to play and he played all of them. All of our ideas were used, and he was so flexible when we had a few people request certain songs at the wedding to us. We just asked and he played them. All of our friends had a BLAST dancing, and even our flower girls loved the music selections. We never told him what to play when and he did a great job organizing what WE wanted. He told us that he was there for US that day and he truly was. He always told us when things were going to happen and was very professional. I would recommend him to any of my friends. He was FANTASTIC! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We met with several DJs before finally finding the one...DJ Jim. We wanted a DJ that we felt would make the party happen and keep it going. He definitely did that! During our meeting with him, he asked many questions to understand our style. We just clicked with him. He played the wide range of music we wanted for our reception. At the end of the night, the dance floor was completely filled. I had to get on the microphone and actually ask everyone to leave. He made the party happen and kept it going! I highly recommend DJ Jim.
We met with several DJs before finally finding the one...DJ Jim. We wanted a DJ that we felt would make the party happen Read more...
We met with several DJs before finally finding the one...DJ Jim. We wanted a DJ that we felt would make the party happen and keep it going. He definitely did that! During our meeting with him, he asked many questions to understand our style. We just clicked with him. He played the wide range of music we wanted for our reception. At the end of the night, the dance floor was completely filled. I had to get on the microphone and actually ask everyone to leave. He made the party happen and kept it going! I highly recommend DJ Jim. Read less
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Eleanor
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding this past week. Jim was wonderful to work with and we feel like the music was one of the best parts of our wedding. I'm a teacher who ended up switching grade levels and our wedding date fell at the busiest time: Standardized Testing. In all the chaos of planning the wedding and prepping my class for the SOL's I totally forgot about sending my music list to Jim. But he was on top of it! He emailed me about two weeks before the wedding to set up a meeting where we could sit down and finalize our song list. My fiancé and I met Jim right around the block where we lived, even though I know it was far away from where Jim lived (i.e. Jim's willing to travel the distance). The wedding day had it's hiccups, one of our buses got lost on the way to the reception site, so we ended up having less dancing time at the wedding but Jim totally worked in more songs during dinner and kept them to our genre. Everyone enjoyed the music and he made every dance song count since we were shorted on time. Best of all I didn't hear one "do not playlist" song the whole night! Jim was so flexible and professional. I recommend him whole heartedly to anyone looking for a good DJ. The evening ended up being magical despite those hiccups and I had several people tell me, my fiancé, and my family at different points it was the best wedding they had ever been too and that every song played was such a winner!
We just had our wedding this past week. Jim was wonderful to work with and we feel like the music was one of the best Read more...
We just had our wedding this past week. Jim was wonderful to work with and we feel like the music was one of the best parts of our wedding. I'm a teacher who ended up switching grade levels and our wedding date fell at the busiest time: Standardized Testing. In all the chaos of planning the wedding and prepping my class for the SOL's I totally forgot about sending my music list to Jim. But he was on top of it! He emailed me about two weeks before the wedding to set up a meeting where we could sit down and finalize our song list. My fiancé and I met Jim right around the block where we lived, even though I know it was far away from where Jim lived (i.e. Jim's willing to travel the distance). The wedding day had it's hiccups, one of our buses got lost on the way to the reception site, so we ended up having less dancing time at the wedding but Jim totally worked in more songs during dinner and kept them to our genre. Everyone enjoyed the music and he made every dance song count since we were shorted on time. Best of all I didn't hear one "do not playlist" song the whole night! Jim was so flexible and professional. I recommend him whole heartedly to anyone looking for a good DJ. The evening ended up being magical despite those hiccups and I had several people tell me, my fiancé, and my family at different points it was the best wedding they had ever been too and that every song played was such a winner! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeremy from Music of the Times was a wonderful DJ. He found and played every song that we asked for, and filled in the rest of the playlist with music from the genres we selected. And he made sure that no songs on our "do not play" list were played, even if guests requested them. Our parents were concerned about the volume (that it would be too loud during dinner), but it was perfect the whole time.
Jeremy from Music of the Times was a wonderful DJ. He found and played every song that we asked for, and filled in the Read more...
Jeremy from Music of the Times was a wonderful DJ. He found and played every song that we asked for, and filled in the rest of the playlist with music from the genres we selected. And he made sure that no songs on our "do not play" list were played, even if guests requested them. Our parents were concerned about the volume (that it would be too loud during dinner), but it was perfect the whole time. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.8/5.0
We went with Music of the Times for our DJ service for the wedding. Our DJ was Jeremy and he was awesome! Jeremy provided both the ceremony and reception music and did an excellent job! Jeremy was great about responsing to emails and meeting with my husband and I prior to the wedding. Jeremy kept the party going throughout the entire reception and had an awesome playlist as we pretty much left it up him as to what to play. My only complaint would be that for our first dance we asked that he edit the first few seconds of the song out and cut in after, that didn't happen. Fortunately, the only ones that noticed were my husband and I, but it would have been nice to have that go more smoothly.
We went with Music of the Times for our DJ service for the wedding. Our DJ was Jeremy and he was awesome! Jeremy provided Read more...
We went with Music of the Times for our DJ service for the wedding. Our DJ was Jeremy and he was awesome! Jeremy provided both the ceremony and reception music and did an excellent job! Jeremy was great about responsing to emails and meeting with my husband and I prior to the wedding. Jeremy kept the party going throughout the entire reception and had an awesome playlist as we pretty much left it up him as to what to play. My only complaint would be that for our first dance we asked that he edit the first few seconds of the song out and cut in after, that didn't happen. Fortunately, the only ones that noticed were my husband and I, but it would have been nice to have that go more smoothly. Read less
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sophfeia
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim was amazing to work with. Planning the music sélection for my reception with Jim was fun. Hé is very organized and very expérienced. During our first meeting, hé was very helpful with song ideas. Jim made sûre our ceremony music was recorded on a cd and ready to go for rehearsal and ceremony. Hé was always willing and going far and beyond what hé was suppose to do. We had an amazing time at our reception with Jim. We told him à few of our favorite genres and left it up to him to play music and hé did an amazing job. He always knew the right time to play à certain song and hé made sure we heard all of our must play songs. He kept the party going and was à great participator. In fact, we got married on football Sunday when our two rival teams were playing and Jim made it so fun and mémorable. Since the first day I met him I knew we were in good hands and I was right!!! If you want to make your event mémorable and have à great time, I highly recommend Music of the Times as your Dj vendor. A very well rounded, expérienced and professional group.
Jim was amazing to work with. Planning the music sélection for my reception with Jim was fun. Hé is very organized and Read more...
Jim was amazing to work with. Planning the music sélection for my reception with Jim was fun. Hé is very organized and very expérienced. During our first meeting, hé was very helpful with song ideas. Jim made sûre our ceremony music was recorded on a cd and ready to go for rehearsal and ceremony. Hé was always willing and going far and beyond what hé was suppose to do. We had an amazing time at our reception with Jim. We told him à few of our favorite genres and left it up to him to play music and hé did an amazing job. He always knew the right time to play à certain song and hé made sure we heard all of our must play songs. He kept the party going and was à great participator. In fact, we got married on football Sunday when our two rival teams were playing and Jim made it so fun and mémorable. Since the first day I met him I knew we were in good hands and I was right!!! If you want to make your event mémorable and have à great time, I highly recommend Music of the Times as your Dj vendor. A very well rounded, expérienced and professional group. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
He was a lot of help during the planning process, patient, kind and had a lot of great ideas and worked with my daughters music requests.

He was awesome on the wedding day, there early, set up and then helped us whereever he could. Everyone complimented us on him during and after the reception. His music and lighting were great and a great time was had by all. I highly recommend his services to all.
He was a lot of help during the planning process, patient, kind and had a lot of great ideas and worked with my daughters Read more...
He was a lot of help during the planning process, patient, kind and had a lot of great ideas and worked with my daughters music requests.

He was awesome on the wedding day, there early, set up and then helped us whereever he could. Everyone complimented us on him during and after the reception. His music and lighting were great and a great time was had by all. I highly recommend his services to all. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.9/5.0
Jim did a fantastic job at our reception. My fiancé and I basically had an entire reception's worth of music that we wanted to be played, and much of it probably wouldn't have been on the typical wedding DJ's set list. Jim met with us several times, though, discussed all of our requests, and then played it all superbly at the wedding. It's one thing when you don't give a DJ much instruction and he just does his thing (and I'm sure Jim would do well in that situation). It's another thing, however, when you give him music he may not know or be familiar with, but he learns it and does a great job playing it. That's what Jim did at our reception.

I would highly recommend Jim to other couples planning their wedding.
Jim did a fantastic job at our reception. My fiancé and I basically had an entire reception's worth of music that we Read more...
Jim did a fantastic job at our reception. My fiancé and I basically had an entire reception's worth of music that we wanted to be played, and much of it probably wouldn't have been on the typical wedding DJ's set list. Jim met with us several times, though, discussed all of our requests, and then played it all superbly at the wedding. It's one thing when you don't give a DJ much instruction and he just does his thing (and I'm sure Jim would do well in that situation). It's another thing, however, when you give him music he may not know or be familiar with, but he learns it and does a great job playing it. That's what Jim did at our reception.

I would highly recommend Jim to other couples planning their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jim was our MC/DJ for the wedding reception. He was recommended to us and we would recommend him to others. He is a great MC/DJ, organized, easy communicator, and reasonably priced. He provides guidelines to assist with the flow of the evening; he provides the guidelines and you provide the personal touch. He is able to adapt with unforeseeable situations (caused by others), and then get back on track. He stayed in contact with us throughout the evening, he offered suggestions and made sure that we were aware and agreed with the changes to the flow. Also, he provided up-lighting that he placed in the perfect places. All-in-all he is great and we enjoyed working with him.
Jim was our MC/DJ for the wedding reception. He was recommended to us and we would recommend him to others. He is a great Read more...
Jim was our MC/DJ for the wedding reception. He was recommended to us and we would recommend him to others. He is a great MC/DJ, organized, easy communicator, and reasonably priced. He provides guidelines to assist with the flow of the evening; he provides the guidelines and you provide the personal touch. He is able to adapt with unforeseeable situations (caused by others), and then get back on track. He stayed in contact with us throughout the evening, he offered suggestions and made sure that we were aware and agreed with the changes to the flow. Also, he provided up-lighting that he placed in the perfect places. All-in-all he is great and we enjoyed working with him. Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim was absolutely fantastic and was a great DJ for the wedding. It was so convenient to be able to work with him on lighting as well. He kept the evening moving and the dance floor was packed all night, which was exactly what we were going for!

Working with Jim leading up to the event was great as well; he was extremely responsive and flexible to whatever we wanted to do for our wedding. A fantastic experience all around!
Jim was absolutely fantastic and was a great DJ for the wedding. It was so convenient to be able to work with him on Read more...
Jim was absolutely fantastic and was a great DJ for the wedding. It was so convenient to be able to work with him on lighting as well. He kept the evening moving and the dance floor was packed all night, which was exactly what we were going for!

Working with Jim leading up to the event was great as well; he was extremely responsive and flexible to whatever we wanted to do for our wedding. A fantastic experience all around! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Jim was very professional, responsive, and flexible. He puts you at ease and you felel like you can trust him to provide great service the day of your wedding. On the day of the wedding, he did a great job at reading the crowd and providing the appropriate music. The music volume was perfect - it was not too loud or too low. It blended in perfectly. We had a great and memorable time!
Jim was very professional, responsive, and flexible. He puts you at ease and you felel like you can trust him to provide Read more...
Jim was very professional, responsive, and flexible. He puts you at ease and you felel like you can trust him to provide great service the day of your wedding. On the day of the wedding, he did a great job at reading the crowd and providing the appropriate music. The music volume was perfect - it was not too loud or too low. It blended in perfectly. We had a great and memorable time! Read less
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A
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim was the DJ at our wedding, and we loved everything about him and his services. The reception was amazing, and the lighting was perfect. I gave him a list of songs that I wanted to hear, and he played as many as he could fit in, and also helped me stay on track with the time for everything. I would definately recommend Jim / Music of the Times to anyone, as the service you will receive is outstanding.
Jim was the DJ at our wedding, and we loved everything about him and his services. The reception was amazing, and the Read more...
Jim was the DJ at our wedding, and we loved everything about him and his services. The reception was amazing, and the lighting was perfect. I gave him a list of songs that I wanted to hear, and he played as many as he could fit in, and also helped me stay on track with the time for everything. I would definately recommend Jim / Music of the Times to anyone, as the service you will receive is outstanding. Read less
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Rafael & Emily
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim was perfect and exactly what we wanted out of a DJ/Master of Ceremonies! We didn't have a specific song list in mind, but he was able to take the few varying genres we mentioned and put together a great environment from cocktail hour, thru dinner, and into dancing later. He was able to read the crowd and kept everyone on the dance floor right until the end of the night. He was very helpful and easy to work with, and I highly recommend him!
Jim was perfect and exactly what we wanted out of a DJ/Master of Ceremonies! We didn't have a specific song list in mind, Read more...
Jim was perfect and exactly what we wanted out of a DJ/Master of Ceremonies! We didn't have a specific song list in mind, but he was able to take the few varying genres we mentioned and put together a great environment from cocktail hour, thru dinner, and into dancing later. He was able to read the crowd and kept everyone on the dance floor right until the end of the night. He was very helpful and easy to work with, and I highly recommend him! Read less
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Amanda & Clay
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Jim for Music of the Times for our October 20th ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Jim, we knew we had made a great choice with our DJ! He was so friendly and he did exactly what we asked! We found him at our friends wedding last July and knew we had to use him for our upcoming wedding and we are glad we did! He played all of the songs that we asked and was very accommodating during our entire ceremony and reception, even adding songs in that we forgot! He truly made our reception very memorable and we will keep the chain going and recommend his service to our friends and family!
We used Jim for Music of the Times for our October 20th ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Jim, we knew Read more...
We used Jim for Music of the Times for our October 20th ceremony and reception. From our first meeting with Jim, we knew we had made a great choice with our DJ! He was so friendly and he did exactly what we asked! We found him at our friends wedding last July and knew we had to use him for our upcoming wedding and we are glad we did! He played all of the songs that we asked and was very accommodating during our entire ceremony and reception, even adding songs in that we forgot! He truly made our reception very memorable and we will keep the chain going and recommend his service to our friends and family! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the absolute best experience with this DJ service! We are a younger couple, so we truly wanted the reception to be a dance party! James' music selection was perfect, it was exactly what we wanted. I had to plan this wedding long distance, and James couldn't have been any more accommodating. He made sure to see me in the three day time window I had in Virginia two months before the wedding, and continued to communicate promptly through email. His outline was exceptionally helpful! We did not even know there were so many songs for different things during the night, so James made sure we didn't miss a beat. He played off the crowed exceptionally well! Every one had a terrific time! We received so many compliments. He was professional, and went above and beyond in his accommodations. I was able to relax knowing he had control in the scheduling of the whole night. I would recommend them 100 times over! Perfect, absolutely perfect! Thank you so very much, and I wish you all the luck in your future endeavors!
I had the absolute best experience with this DJ service! We are a younger couple, so we truly wanted the reception to be a Read more...
I had the absolute best experience with this DJ service! We are a younger couple, so we truly wanted the reception to be a dance party! James' music selection was perfect, it was exactly what we wanted. I had to plan this wedding long distance, and James couldn't have been any more accommodating. He made sure to see me in the three day time window I had in Virginia two months before the wedding, and continued to communicate promptly through email. His outline was exceptionally helpful! We did not even know there were so many songs for different things during the night, so James made sure we didn't miss a beat. He played off the crowed exceptionally well! Every one had a terrific time! We received so many compliments. He was professional, and went above and beyond in his accommodations. I was able to relax knowing he had control in the scheduling of the whole night. I would recommend them 100 times over! Perfect, absolutely perfect! Thank you so very much, and I wish you all the luck in your future endeavors! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim was amazing and exactly what we needed. He was very professional and appropriate for our wedding. We provided him with a song list but trusted him to make decisions on crowd responce and it all worked out perfect. He worked great with my wedding planner and everything was smooth, if there were any issues I def. did not notice. Thank you Jim for an amazing wedding, you did exactly what you said you would do and I would not have changed a thing! Jamie & Ben
Jim was amazing and exactly what we needed. He was very professional and appropriate for our wedding. We provided him with Read more...
Jim was amazing and exactly what we needed. He was very professional and appropriate for our wedding. We provided him with a song list but trusted him to make decisions on crowd responce and it all worked out perfect. He worked great with my wedding planner and everything was smooth, if there were any issues I def. did not notice. Thank you Jim for an amazing wedding, you did exactly what you said you would do and I would not have changed a thing! Jamie & Ben Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim was amazing! He came to me very highly recommended by my day of coordinator. Jim is very easy going, very flexible, highly experienced, all while being a very calming force. Jim was wonderful at quickly setting up and tearing down multiple set-ups for our wedding, and he never missed a beat. He played perfect music during our dinner when all I gave him was a quick genre! During the reception he was patient and made sure everyone who needed to be front and center was and it did flawlessly. Jim is by far the best DJ I've hired, worked with, or experienced! Hands down the best choice in Central VA!
Jim was amazing! He came to me very highly recommended by my day of coordinator. Jim is very easy going, very flexible, Read more...
Jim was amazing! He came to me very highly recommended by my day of coordinator. Jim is very easy going, very flexible, highly experienced, all while being a very calming force. Jim was wonderful at quickly setting up and tearing down multiple set-ups for our wedding, and he never missed a beat. He played perfect music during our dinner when all I gave him was a quick genre! During the reception he was patient and made sure everyone who needed to be front and center was and it did flawlessly. Jim is by far the best DJ I've hired, worked with, or experienced! Hands down the best choice in Central VA! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.7/5.0
DJ Jim provided amazing DJ services at our Aug 18 wedding. Both the ceremony music and reception music were perfect. He played as much of the "must play" music we discussed at our pre-wedding meeting as would fit in the night! The dance floor was packed the entire time--it was a GREAT party and great atmosphere. Just what we had pictured! Thanks again Jim!
DJ Jim provided amazing DJ services at our Aug 18 wedding. Both the ceremony music and reception music were perfect. He Read more...
DJ Jim provided amazing DJ services at our Aug 18 wedding. Both the ceremony music and reception music were perfect. He played as much of the "must play" music we discussed at our pre-wedding meeting as would fit in the night! The dance floor was packed the entire time--it was a GREAT party and great atmosphere. Just what we had pictured! Thanks again Jim! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Good experience, would certainly recommend the service
Good experience, would certainly recommend the service
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Jim was absolutely incredible. Our wedding night was the best night of our lives. Everyone danced until the very last song, despite it being 95 degrees....the AC couldn't keep up with the heat! Even when our wedding planner became sidetracked Jim kept things going smoothly and kept us calm in all areas of the night, not just with the music. He came highly recommended by two friends and we are so happy that we had him to share in our day.
DJ Jim was absolutely incredible. Our wedding night was the best night of our lives. Everyone danced until the very last Read more...
DJ Jim was absolutely incredible. Our wedding night was the best night of our lives. Everyone danced until the very last song, despite it being 95 degrees....the AC couldn't keep up with the heat! Even when our wedding planner became sidetracked Jim kept things going smoothly and kept us calm in all areas of the night, not just with the music. He came highly recommended by two friends and we are so happy that we had him to share in our day. Read less
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Dianne
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim Hock of Music of the Times was awesome at my daughter's wedding. He worked with us as we selected songs before the wedding and during the wedding, he was more than just the DJ. He truly was the "master of ceremonies!" He was always helpful and flexible and the music was perfect for the event. Everyone had a great time. I highly recommend him for any event!
Jim Hock of Music of the Times was awesome at my daughter's wedding. He worked with us as we selected songs before the Read more...
Jim Hock of Music of the Times was awesome at my daughter's wedding. He worked with us as we selected songs before the wedding and during the wedding, he was more than just the DJ. He truly was the "master of ceremonies!" He was always helpful and flexible and the music was perfect for the event. Everyone had a great time. I highly recommend him for any event! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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gamjayoung
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Jim was our DJ and couldn't have been more happier with his service. He promptly responded to any of our questions during the planning process. He's well organized and has plenty of planning resources to make things eay. He listend to what type of reception we wanted and made it happen. He worked well with our wedding coordinator and checked in with both bride & groom once in a while to make sure things were going nicely. Everything worked nicely. Sometime during the reception, a friend who's getting married next month asked me if he could have our playlist b/c he loved the music. Dance floor was packed the whole night. We gave Jim a short list of what we wanted play, what we liked and didn't micro-manage the rest. We made sure he knew we didn't want to hear b/c we had few strong preferences. Jim was awesome. It also doesn't hurt that his pricing is very reasonable! We highly recommend him!
Jim was our DJ and couldn't have been more happier with his service. He promptly responded to any of our questions during Read more...
Jim was our DJ and couldn't have been more happier with his service. He promptly responded to any of our questions during the planning process. He's well organized and has plenty of planning resources to make things eay. He listend to what type of reception we wanted and made it happen. He worked well with our wedding coordinator and checked in with both bride & groom once in a while to make sure things were going nicely. Everything worked nicely. Sometime during the reception, a friend who's getting married next month asked me if he could have our playlist b/c he loved the music. Dance floor was packed the whole night. We gave Jim a short list of what we wanted play, what we liked and didn't micro-manage the rest. We made sure he knew we didn't want to hear b/c we had few strong preferences. Jim was awesome. It also doesn't hurt that his pricing is very reasonable! We highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Bibs
Wedding:
10/1/2011
2.2/5.0
We hired Jim to do the sound for our ceremony and music for our reception on October 1, 2011. Though he was very professional and his price was reasonable, we had several problems.

During the ceremony, the microphone did not work for our two readers. Then, a horrible squeaking sound (feedback) came through the speakers several times as we were saying our vows and while our pastor was speaking.

Later, when he announced the bridal party, he mispronounced three names... my maid of honor, a groomsman, AND MY NEW LAST NAME! He also incorrectly played the entrance song, which we timed out and went over with him in detail.

Finally, he did not play the songs my husband and I asked for during the reception. Music is incredibly important to my husband and I... we met at a music concert! We put a lot of thought into the music we wanted. We gave Jim a list of songs to play during dinner and later for dancing. We gave him several CDs with special songs we listened to during our courtship. We gave him a DO NOT play list. My husband and I were so disappointed because we heard almost none of what we asked for, and one of the songs we asked him NOT to play! Thankfully, he correctly played our first and last dance and mother/groom, father/bride songs. He asked us who our favorite bands are, and then played NONE of their music. We gave him so many great suggestions, but we ended up dancing to some cheesy unknown love song for the second-to-last dance.

Like I said before, he was professional and his price was fair. He showed up when he was supposed to and was easy to communicate with. It's ironic that he was the vendor we were LEAST worried about, and then ended up doing the worst job. I would not recommend him to any couple unless music is not that important to them and they simply want a fair price.

ADVICE FOR COUPLES WHO LOVE MUSIC: Micromanage your DJ's set list! Write down every song you want to hear and when you want it played. Leave very little room for them to play their own choices. I regret that we didn't do this... we are laid back people and we felt we could trust him. Your reception will go very quickly, so even a few disappointing song choices will make a difference. Good luck... and happy wedding!
We hired Jim to do the sound for our ceremony and music for our reception on October 1, 2011. Though he was very Read more...
We hired Jim to do the sound for our ceremony and music for our reception on October 1, 2011. Though he was very professional and his price was reasonable, we had several problems.

During the ceremony, the microphone did not work for our two readers. Then, a horrible squeaking sound (feedback) came through the speakers several times as we were saying our vows and while our pastor was speaking.

Later, when he announced the bridal party, he mispronounced three names... my maid of honor, a groomsman, AND MY NEW LAST NAME! He also incorrectly played the entrance song, which we timed out and went over with him in detail.

Finally, he did not play the songs my husband and I asked for during the reception. Music is incredibly important to my husband and I... we met at a music concert! We put a lot of thought into the music we wanted. We gave Jim a list of songs to play during dinner and later for dancing. We gave him several CDs with special songs we listened to during our courtship. We gave him a DO NOT play list. My husband and I were so disappointed because we heard almost none of what we asked for, and one of the songs we asked him NOT to play! Thankfully, he correctly played our first and last dance and mother/groom, father/bride songs. He asked us who our favorite bands are, and then played NONE of their music. We gave him so many great suggestions, but we ended up dancing to some cheesy unknown love song for the second-to-last dance.

Like I said before, he was professional and his price was fair. He showed up when he was supposed to and was easy to communicate with. It's ironic that he was the vendor we were LEAST worried about, and then ended up doing the worst job. I would not recommend him to any couple unless music is not that important to them and they simply want a fair price.

ADVICE FOR COUPLES WHO LOVE MUSIC: Micromanage your DJ's set list! Write down every song you want to hear and when you want it played. Leave very little room for them to play their own choices. I regret that we didn't do this... we are laid back people and we felt we could trust him. Your reception will go very quickly, so even a few disappointing song choices will make a difference. Good luck... and happy wedding! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.9/5.0
I am so happy to have found a great dj! I coordinated all of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music with Jeremy Shire. He was super flexible with meeting to review the playlist/suggested music. Plus, he was fun without being cheesy or over-the-top. My husband and I didn't want to do a traditional garter and bouquet toss, as 90% of our guests were married, engaged or dating, so we ended up doing an anniversary dance. It was lovely to see everyone together on the dance floor. Afterwards, the longest married couple got my bridal bouquet. I could not have been more pleased with a DJ who was able to think on his feet when we were running behind the timeline and also, very politely, reminded my mother that it was my and my husband's big day and that only a few of her numerous requested songs would be played. Jeremy created a fun and engaging atmosphere for the entire evening and we are certainly very appreciative of that!
I am so happy to have found a great dj! I coordinated all of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music with Jeremy Read more...
I am so happy to have found a great dj! I coordinated all of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music with Jeremy Shire. He was super flexible with meeting to review the playlist/suggested music. Plus, he was fun without being cheesy or over-the-top. My husband and I didn't want to do a traditional garter and bouquet toss, as 90% of our guests were married, engaged or dating, so we ended up doing an anniversary dance. It was lovely to see everyone together on the dance floor. Afterwards, the longest married couple got my bridal bouquet. I could not have been more pleased with a DJ who was able to think on his feet when we were running behind the timeline and also, very politely, reminded my mother that it was my and my husband's big day and that only a few of her numerous requested songs would be played. Jeremy created a fun and engaging atmosphere for the entire evening and we are certainly very appreciative of that! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Katie
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Jeremy was our DJ for our wedding and he was PERFECT! He was a pleasure to work with and helped us every step of the way. The cost of service was AMAZING! We needed 2 sound systems for our outdoor wedding and they were able to provide them for an exceptional price! (It didn't cost us an arm and a leg, unlike other companies that we looked at) Jeremy and Jim genuinely LOVE what they do and it shows in the service that they provide.
Jeremy was our DJ for our wedding and he was PERFECT! He was a pleasure to work with and helped us every step of the way. Read more...
Jeremy was our DJ for our wedding and he was PERFECT! He was a pleasure to work with and helped us every step of the way. The cost of service was AMAZING! We needed 2 sound systems for our outdoor wedding and they were able to provide them for an exceptional price! (It didn't cost us an arm and a leg, unlike other companies that we looked at) Jeremy and Jim genuinely LOVE what they do and it shows in the service that they provide. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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wafflz83
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Jim was wonderful and kept the night going!
Jim was wonderful and kept the night going!
Jim was wonderful and kept the night going! Read less
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