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Sound In Motion Entertainment Group - DJs, Lighting, Videography, Photo Booth

Campbell , CA
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LOCATION

1855 Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA US 95008 (map)

PHONE

408-354-4050

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Sound In Motion's friendly, professional staff provides award-winning DJ and Video services for weddings, corporate events, school dances and special events of all kinds. We also provide... Read more
Sound In Motion's friendly, professional staff provides award-winning DJ and Video services for weddings, corporate events, school dances and special events of all kinds. We also provide customized music and video solutions for a wide range of clients from professional sports teams and large corporations to small businesses and non-profits.

Sound In Motion was founded by "DJ Adrian" Cavlan and "King Raffi" Nalvarian (Live 105, Mix 106.5 & Channel 104.9 radio fame), 17-time winners of the "Best DJ" awards in both the Metro (San Jose & Santa Cruz) & Good Times reader polls.

Our service area includes the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose and the South Bay, the Santa Cruz coastline and the Carmel/Monterey Peninsula. Destination weddings are one of our specialties, and with our extensive knowledge of local event facilities and other industry professionals, we can help you plan the event of your dreams!

Sound In Motion is also the official music provider to the San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Sharks & San Jose Stealth Read less
DJ , Lighting & Decor , Videography

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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:
Detail oriented, Fun, Organized, Solid Master Of Ceremonies
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
None. We do encourage you to give us ideas of what you really like and dislike. Makes it a lot easier for us.
What is your usual attire?
We all come dressed in suits. If you would like us in a tux, please let us know.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We have a HUGE music library and it is VERY rare that we don't have a song. We typically discuss this with each client based on what is needed.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have a staff of 13 DJs and 3 videographers.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Two hour minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
ABSOLUTELY! We actually encourage it! It's very important that we meet you. We all need to share the same ideas to create a great event.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Absolutely! The depth of our company shines in this department. We've done thousands of Chinese, Jewish, Armenian, Italian & Indian events!
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely! Why play something you don't want to hear?? :)
Do you bring your own equipment?
In August 2008, we built our own custom systems with a facade in front of us. This makes for a nice visual presentation. No table with cables all over it! UGLY!!!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting is optional based on the event. We do have multiple motorized effects. We can also provide uplighting and gobos for your wedding day.
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 give ourselves 90 minutes to set up (you don't pay for this part). We normally are set up in about 40 minutes but like the extra time for final preparations. We don't need a table. We come FULLY self contained. All we ask for is power.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
We do need a 7'x7' area. If there are space issues, we can discuss options.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yikes NO!!!
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We are the Master Of Ceremonies and the conduit between all the vendors for the entire day. We do talk between songs if it is to make an announcement or special dedication. We aren't interested in just turning on the mic to hear ourselves talk.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
This is an interesting question. Depends on the event. Just because people aren't dancing at any point doesn't mean they're unhappy. Weddings are a common place for family and friends who haven't seen each other in a long time to catch up. So why badger and interrupt a good conversation between guests. This really is at the DJ's discretion.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
There is never down time musically. While having dinner we've pre-programmed a set of dinner music of your choice and we can have a quick bite. A warm meal is appreciated - Especially when we can't leave to go eat and are on-site almost 8 hours. Feel free to ask us about this one.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We will pre-program a set of music that compliments the dinner time.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
One of the advantages to working with a company of our size is that you're not depending on one person. If something bad should happen, we do have DJs available to jump in if need be. This has been very very rare over the span of 12 years.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
None of our DJ's do more than one event a day.
What is your overtime rate?
$100 per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No we don't. Our service area includes the entire San Francisco Bay Area - San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, Livermore, Pleasanton and surrounding area
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% reservation fee.

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, Entertainment, Event Lighting

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Commercial
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
We can send links of demos online.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes - But we are careful not to make an evening event look like a summer day in Maui!
How many videographers do you work with?
3 different shooter/editors
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
If they would like to - Absolutely. :)
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We would have to be there to capture your wedding day on video. So I guess the answer is yes.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We have enough staff to do three events in a day but we won't send out the same crew to two events in a day. We can do more than one event on a weekend.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We can send you a list if you'd like.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do need to take a break. It normally happens during dinner when everyone is seated and the client does provide us a meal via the caterer.
Do you charge overtime?
$100 per half hour
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Since we are moving to an ALL digital SD card format. It has become less and less common to give people tapes - Since we no longer use them for most events.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Generally we talk to the client prior and then provide a finished product.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
6-8 weeks if client has provided everything required for us to edit the video.
 It can take a little longer in peak wedding season but generally 8 weeks at most.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
We book by the day. So we don't take on any other events. You can book for up to 6 hours. Pretty simple.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Andrew was WONDERFUL. He was lively, responsive to any requests we had - keep us on track for the evening. My daughter (the bride) was thrilled with him. EVERYONE was dancing, laughing and having a great party.
During dinner and the toasts - Andrew was right there with a microphone for speeches. He was so good, you didn't notice he was moving about so quickly - just seamless.
Services Used: DJ
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
This is the second time we have asked Sound in Motion’s Raffi Nalvarian to MC and DJ a wedding. Sound in Motion is easy to work with – everything is online and highly organized. And Raffi is the consummate professional! He helps everyone feel comfortable, makes introductions and unobtrusive announcements with ease, and has the experience to make real time recommendations that optimize time, improve event flow, and enhance the overall experience. He gets the party started, keeps it rolling, and at the end of the evening, everyone wishes they could stay and party with Raffi all night long!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Adrian Cavlan was an excellent DJ. He was warm & friendly, and at the same time very professional. We would certainly use him again at another function. He honored our request for "quieter" music, but still had all the guests up and dancing.
Services Used: DJ
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Melissa
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on 2/22/14 and we had Mathew Cope as our DJ. We couldn't have asked for a better guy to help us with our music! Not only was he very informative, but he gave us fun and perfect music choices to go with what we wanted at our wedding! For all the couples looking for a DJ, this is the way to go :) you won't be disappointed! :)
Services Used: DJ
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Shari
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Raffi is absolutely the best! The whole process of working with Sound in Motion from start to finish was so easy and stress-free. The staff there is so responsive and professional. Meeting with Raffi to discuss my choices for my ceremony music was so much fun and my fondest memory of my year of wedding planning. At our reception, Raffi had everybody dancing: toddlers, parents, people who say they don't dance! He played the best mix of music. We heard nothing but compliments from our guests afterwards. The music makes the party and Raffi truly delivered for us.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Nick is awesome -- he was professional, is a great MC, and got everybody out on the dance floor (and kept them there)! He put up with our crazy song requests and even explained and had our guests play a complicated version of Rock Paper Scissors from the Big Bang Theory TV show. We were really surprised and happy that so many people danced, all the way until the very end. Our reception was on-time the whole night, too!
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't speak highly enough about Sound In Motion and Raffi. He is a warm, fun and friendly person who will help make your wedding MAGICAL!! The DJ helps to set the tone of your special day. Raffi did a wonderful job with everything and helped create the BEST DAY EVER!!!!!!! I would recommend him 100%!! We haven't gotten our video back, as it is still too soon, but we are super excited to see how magical that will be as well!!!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Christina
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved SIM and Adrian! Got a TON of compliments on the variety and the mix of the playlist. We had worked together to build a great playlist that kept people dancing all evening. His MCing was understated and perfect for our event. Will definitely use SIM again if we have the need!
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Max Paradise as our DJ and he was fantastic! He kept all our guests dancing, listened to our requests, and was very flexible with our scheduled time line. He also made announcements to remind our guests to sign the guestbook, witness the cutting of the cake, and had a assisted with the flow from speech to speech. He appeared young, but he was so professional and we loved his attitude. He was more than accommodating to what we wanted and my friends loved him (they love to dance and at the end of the night they all had to take off their shoes).
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Kevin from Sound In Motion to DJ our wedding. He was amazing! From day one you could tell how much he loved and understood music. He was able to guide us to some great selections for specific parts of our wedding day.

Our ceremony was on a hillside so Kevin brought a battery operated speaker set up which worked great! Everything went off without a hitch! My husband is Lebanese so we wanted to play some traditional Arabic music as well as a wide variety of American. Kevin seamlessly wove the Arabic hits with everythign from Sinatra to house music later in the evening.

We had an amazing time! Quality was exceptional and service too. Kevin was always easy to reach, friendly and helpful. Hands down we would use him again :)
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Erica
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiance loved Raffi the moment we met him and there really was no other choice for a DJ for our wedding this past weekend. Raffi was wonderful to work with from the beginning and was able to manage my fiance who wanted to talk "tech" to me just caring about good music and a great time. I've never seen so many people on the dance floor so fast at a wedding or stay on the dance floor till thee very last song. From music for my teenage cousins to the "young" at heart in the room Raffi played something for everyone. The lighting was added a wonderful element to the evening. Thank you Raffi for helping make our day AMAZING. I just need it to be groundhogs day and me able to relive the night as a guest.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kier
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We selected Sound in Motion, specifically Kevin O'Scanlon, for our September 2013 wedding at Dawn Ranch Lodge in Guerneville at the recommendation of our wedding planner (Downey Street Events). Kevin was outstanding. From the moment we met (twice in advance of the wedding) to the end of the wedding "after" party, Kevin put us and our guests at ease and did a fantastic job. During the planning process, Kevin walked us through his role, got to know us and our style/musical preferences, and was genuinely interested in understanding our goals for the wedding and its ambiance. We provided "key" songs for the reception, but Kevin did the rest, reading the crowd, playing our guests' requests, and he kept the party going with 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and even 70 somethings dancing into the night.

Kevin also provided the sound/amplification for our wedding ceremony and we had no issues/trouble whatsoever. He set up a standing microphone for our two readers and had a lavaliere microphone for our officiant which was strong enough to pick up our voices as well.

We would highly recommend Kevin and his team for a wedding or any event!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin with Sound in Motion was a fantastic DJ! We chose to move forward with him as our DJ after meeting with a couple of companies because we could tell that he really understood the vibe that we were going for right away and was very familiar with the music and songs we threw out there, no matter how niche. Other DJs we met with we could tell were not familiar our first song, for example (The Only Exception by Paramore), and would just download it, but Kevin’s vast music knowledge really impressed us. I imagined having to specify what songs I would want my DJ to play throughout the wedding, but Kevin made me feel like he had it covered.
The day of the wedding Kevin and the team of videographers and photo booth all showed up on time. The videographers were great and the assistant who manned the photo booth was very helpful and professional. We just received the video back and the videographers got every important moment, no matter how big or small or spontaneous- they got it all.
But by far, the music made the wedding. Excellent indie/folky rock (think Mumford and Sons and Iron and Wine) mix during dinner, as requested, and the dancing hours were the highlight. Once the dancing started, it didn’t stop until the venue kicked us out. Modern dance music mixed with some MJ plus a really great impromptu Spice Girls and N*SYNC appearance that got all of my girl friends pumped up.
Ever since our wedding, our friends and family cannot stop talking about how great it was and by far the most fun wedding they’ve ever been to. Couldn’t have done it without Kevin and Sound in Motion!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Maria
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin and everybody at Sound In Motion were flawless; they are undoubtedly a well-oiled machine. From the first meeting I knew we didn't need to research any other DJ. They were informative, flexible, accommodating, on top of everything, organized, caring, fun, professional, experienced, and simply the best. Kevin always listened intently to our requests and executed them perfectly. After our first meeting, Matt and I knew we got along very well with Kevin and that he'd take care of us, we knew off the bat we were in great hands and he was going to keep the party going at our wedding reception. What we appreciate most about Sound In Motion, especially Kevin, was their eagerness to exceed their clients' expectations. His suggestions were always spot on with what I had in my head, he truly cared about making us happy and not giving us anything to doubt or worry about leading up to and on our wedding day. For instance, our First Dance teacher asked if we could cut our song. I asked Kevin for help and had the edited version emailed to me within a day or two. Not to mention, the parts he decided to cut turned out better than what I had asked! He's like a DJ god! He is awesome and throughout the night guests kept raving about how our DJ and his song selections and timing were perfect! Then there was the photobooth print-out design - I suggested a change and within minutes he created exactly what I wanted! I can go on and on but it will just sound redundant. I danced for the 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders for three seasons and I didn't even put the two together until I was at Fan Fest my last year (2012); we were getting ready to rehearse at Bud Light Plaza and there was Kevin doing his thing! So you see, Sound In Motion is already very reputable and has the expertise to provide great music and entertainment for any event or occasion. Bottom line is, if you need a DJ, photobooth, lighting and/or ANYTHING else, Sound In Motion is the only company to contact.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope was an awesome DJ. Not only did he have our guests dancing for over 4 hours, he helped organize and coordinate our entire reception. Matthew was very flexible, professional, fun, and knew which songs to play and when. We had multiple guests coming up to us during and after the wedding telling us how much fun they had dancing. We could not have been more pleased with Sound in Motion. We also went with SIM for our videography, and the quality of the video is amazing. The cameramen were very professional and we barely even noticed they were there. We absolutely recommend Sound in Motion, especially Matthew Cope!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Hello,
Sorry this review is so late!

1) Please tell us what we did really well for you:
We loved Matthew Cope. He had our guests dancing the entire night (our reception went from 3:30-10:30). Our guests were from age 16-89, and every one of them danced. He made our wedding flow so smoothly and was great at timing our events and making sure we didn't fall too far behind. He was patient, and he was able to control the guests when we needed to. He did so much more than play the music; he coordinated the entire event and took care of any problems or issues we had. Matthew was fantastic in every way!
We also used their videography service. The picture and sound quality is amazing. It looks like a real movie and the best part is That my husband and I didn't even notice the videographers were there. They were very discrete, knew what to videotape, and were very professional. I definitely recommend Sound In Motion.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Andrew & Valerie
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in Carmel Valley and hired Kevin O'Scanlon to DJ and be Master of Ceremonies. We were impressed and grateful, it was absolutely seamless. He was responsive to emails, felt he was absolutely on top of it, and really followed our direction.
He met with us a month before the wedding (came to our apartment) to get a feel for the kind of music we wanted which resulted in a fair bit of homework! ie: music groom will walk to, music bride will walk to, music we would leave with, cocktail hour music, dinner music (when eating), music to dance to... It absolutely paid off - we gave him a rough idea of the type of stuff we wanted played and he was then able to fill in gaps - and he nailed it. Aside from that, he was supportive, positive, totally prepared and ready to roll for whatever was asked of him (flexible when we introduced things last minute...like the "shoe game"). I have no experience with other DJ's but I am skeptical that they would be this complete, professional, capable, and thorough.
There is really nothing negative I could say; it was completely seamless. And we're so thankful for that because the wedding (planning, prepping, etc.) was just about as stressful as everyone said it would be!
In 10 years we'll throw another party and we'll be looking for you Kevin!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tyler from Sound in Motion was an amazing DJ and emcee for our wedding. When my husband and I were deciding whether to hire Sound in Motion, Tyler took the time to meet in person at a coffee shop near our apartment. He also then met with us a month before our wedding to discuss all the details including the sound system and microphone needs for our beach wedding; the music for the ceremony, reception, and dance; and overall wedding schedule. Because of this, my husband and I were confident that everything would be perfect. Tyler is a true professional and delivered beyond our expectations. The sound system was flawless and all our guests could hear our ceremony despite the strong winds on the beach. Tyler was also a wonderful and articulate emcee, and we have had numerous friends and relatives compliment him and ask where we hired him. We had a bit of a Hawaiian theme to our wedding and we even had some guests ask if he was a friend or relative of ours because Tyler had a laid back and warm vibe which fit perfectly with our wedding. The music was exactly what we had in mind, and Tyler incorporated our suggestions as well as the requests by our guests, and everyone stayed on the dance floor until the very end. While we can’t speak about any of the other DJs at Sound in Motion, we would recommend Tyler without hesitation.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I was given a glowing recommendation to King Raffi at Sound in Motion. When I called and spoke with him we found out he wasn't available for our wedding date, however, he recommended Kevin O'Scanlon and we COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HAPPIER!!!! My wife and I are 49er fans and we found out that Kevin is the DJ at Candlestick Park for 49er games and he DJs at 49er events.

He was super flexible and available for meetings with us, too. My fiancée was in Southern California while I was in the Bay Area, so we would schedule meetings when she was up for visits. Kevin would meet us near my job during my lunch hour to talk about details. We weren't super organized with our song choices and Kevin had perfect suggestions for everything.

On the wedding day he nailed everything. We had an outdoor ceremony, he came and set up all the sound equipment and got the officiant mic'd up. Our cocktail hour was up the driveway from the ceremony on a deck right outside the banquet hall where dinner and dancing was to take place. Kevin had plenty of music for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, all at the PERFECT volume for the circumstances. He kept the crowd dancing and read the room perfectly all night long. I would DEFINITELY recommend Kevin/Sound in Motion for a wedding!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Caitlin
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Sound In Motion was an amazing choice for our wedding. Raffi was awesome!! We had so many compliments on the music during both our ceremony and reception. I was so happy that we found someone who really understood that this was our wedding, and they were there to make the day perfect. Raffi played exactly what we had asked for and kept the night going with the perfect vibe. I would never use anyone else for an event!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't recommend Sound In Motion highly enough! Our DJ was Nick. From the start they gave me a great price, and worked with me on every detail. They miced our ceremony and live music for during the ceremony and a dance at the reception. Nick kept the pace going as we were running behind schedule, but never made us feel rushed. He played all the songs we wanted, and did a great job at feeling the room to keep people dancing! And so many people danced despite the fact that is was a warm afternoon wedding! You will not be disappointed with them!
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Yang
Wedding:
7/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Adrian DJ our wedding at the Westin St. Francis. His music was a perfect complement to our wedding. Before signing anything he was the only DJ willing to sit down with us to discuss what we wanted. Everyone else required something in writing before meeting us face-to-face. He also helped us during the planning process and was very hand-on.

Highly recommended.
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Martha
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope was the DJ for my daughter's wedding and he was terrific! He was very organized before the event, taking note of the songs requested by the bride and groom and discussing our timeline in detail with us. There were no unexpected issues for us and he surprised us with a really fun dancing entrance into the event by all the wedding party. Matthew was very professional, has an awesome speaking voice and generally orchestrated our wedding reception to make it a really fun party. I would highly recommend him to anyone planning a party! Happy Mother of the Bride
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Adrian made our wedding day come together so nicely. He took charge of the situation, but made decisions based on my approval. I had many dreams prior to the wedding that the dance floor was empty and nobody was dancing. But, come actual wedding day, the dance floor could not have been big enough. Adrian had everyone on their feet and the party went well into the night. Thank you Sound in Motion!!!!
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James
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Adrian from Sound in Motion is the BEST! He is a consummate professional. Please allow me to address each category to fully explain how awesome Adrian really is:
Quality of Service: Adrian was the first vendor to show up, he was dressed in a tuxedo, and he kept to our wedding flow impeccably.
Responsiveness: I never went 24hrs without hearing from Adrian, he was kind enough to send, and resend information as needed. He even met with us at 8pm at night until 10pm at night just to make sure we were good to go for our big day.
Professinalism: Adrian's public speaking/MC ability was amazing. He almost sounds like "bruce buffer," ("lets get ready to rumble...") as his voice is very calm, smooth, and well adjusted to speaking in large rooms in front of large crowds.
Value: The amount of money we paid Adrian was nothing compared to the amount of experience and value added services Adrian was able to provide. He is not only a DJ, Master of Ceremonies, Lighting Engineer, Sound Engineer, but he is also a highly adaptable, well rounded, dynamice individual. I would use Adrian for ANY upcoming event that I have.
Flexibility: If you can think it up, Adrian will make it happen. The words NO and "We can't do that," are NOT in his vocabulary.
Just remember, your event will only be as good as the vendors that you hire, so when choosing a DJ service, I would definitely consider meeting with Adrian @ Sound in Motion to plan your next event! He is seriously an awesome guy!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on May 31, 2013 and we had Sound in Motion for our DJ services. Not only was Adrian extremely professional, but he was amazing to work with! We got married in Santa Cruz, but we were from San Diego so communication was all phone and email. Adrian also set up a Skype conversation so that we could "meet" prior to the wedding. He helped us out so much with the wedding planning. He gave us GREAT suggestions and helped us with how to make sure things went smoothly. The actual ceremony music was flawless (even with the editing that had to be done) and the reception was AMAZING! I didn't think that with such a small group the dance floor would be used to much.. but Adrian got EVERYONE on the floor!!! He even let my 7 year old nephew sing into the mic! One other amazing thing that he did was last minute day before the wedding he had to edit a video that my dad had put together. Apparently he had to completely reformat the video and spent hours on it! The wedding was perfect and I owe a big thank you to Sound In Motion, and more importantly a HUGE thank you to Adrian!! If you are looking for a DJ for your big day or for any special occasion, I would highly recommend Adrian Cavlan!!
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Linda
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Adrian incorporated many special request songs as well as recordings; he also assisted us in reformatting a video we made that we simply could not get to work outside the original program on the computer! What a whiz!
Adrian, we could not imagine my daughter's wedding any more special because of your personal involvement, sweet giving attitude and professionalism!
Thank you for making this day so very special and memorable!
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Adrian and Raffi from Sound In Motion are awesome! They genuinely care about their clients and have excellent customer service. I'd definitely recommend them for your DJ needs.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
First, just in case you think this is a review for DJ services only, we had not only the DJ services, but a photobooth, sound system for the ceremony, mics for performers during the reception and a slideshow screen and projector. They provided it all.

Our DJ Andrew was great...so easy to work with and was able to meet with us in the San Jose location (where we live) rather than our having to drive to their Santa Cruz location (which is closer to where we had our wedding). He was very professional but very easy-going and great to work with. He had a lot of helpful suggestions and was great with finding some of the wacky music we wanted played during the reception. He made sure all the special songs/dedications we wanted were done, the timeline was kept (but not in a rigid, bad way...a non-interfering good way).

The photobooth was a great hit with our guests and we had a thumbdrive with all the pics and an album immediately from them. It was great fun to look at the album while we were on our honeymoon. There were some really fun pics captured.

They supply props for folks to use in getting their pics done and the machine does two strips of three photos per session....so your guests can take one and one goes in the album. We had a little thank you note, our names and the wedding date down at the bottom so the photos could be the favor that everyone took home with them (because then it was something they created, had fun with and wanted). It was a great hit!

The sound for the ceremony, reception (we had several singers/musicians attending so they would perform at random), and the music for the reception were awesome! They did a great job using the music we indicated to build a play list that we and our guests loved. We got so many compliments.

Thanks Sound In Motion!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Sound in Motion was one of three DJs that I contacted for my wedding. Sound in Motion was the ONLY company that actually responded!

I initially talked with Ross who was just amazing! He got back to me, was incredibly informative and just an overall friendly/professional guy. I never felt pressured to make any fast booking decisions, and he never made me feel as though my business wasn’t important to him. He made an honest effort to work with my budget and I really appreciated that!! (THANK YOU ROSS!) We then ended up booking with Adrian!

When I met with Adrian I was so pleased because he was so personable and professional. He listened to what we wanted, and he took the time to give valuable suggestions to make our day better. Come close to the wedding he actually followed up with me. I know that might sound weird, but it seems like now days the client really has to keep up on the vendors, and it was the opposite. Adrian was on top of it and also flexible with deadlines for music (ceremony, dances, etc. ).

Come the wedding day… Adrian and Sound in Motion were on time, dressed appropriately, energetic and geared to go for the wedding! Everything we requested for ceremony was accurate and played as requested. Reception dinner jams were perfect! Reception dancing was INSANELY amazing!!!! When we first talked with Adrian we told him that we wanted a dance party, and he delivered!
I actually had to take a 15 minute break during the wedding to try and recover! Friends then, and now (4 months later), were telling me that we had the best dancing at a wedding hands down ever!! They were even sore after! Ha! It was so much fun and Adrian read the crowd so well!!! It was literally perfection! I couldn’t have asked for better music at my reception!! (THANK YOU ADRIAN!!!)

Basically what I’m getting at is that I promise if you go with another DJ you will not be as pleased as you will if you book Adrian and Sound in Motion!!! So book with them!
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Erin
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Sound in Motion for our wedding on April 13th and it was one of the best decisions we made.
We had met with another DJ/DJ service prior to meeting DJ Matthew Cope, and the best way to describe the difference in our meetings is this; other DJ = Denny's on Kid's Eat Free Tuesday's; DJ Matthew = Ruth Chris Steakhouse with a complimentary bottle of Cristal. Within 20 minutes of meeting Matt, we knew that we were heading in the right direction. We had brought our 2 year old (who, by the way, wasn't feeling well) with us to the meeting, and while going over our questions and his questions, made every valid attempt to make our daughter smile. My wife and I had never worked with a DJ so we had a lot of questions. Matt was very knowledgeable and made it very clear that we would always be available throughout the planning process, for any questions we might have. We communicated a lot through email and we was always quick to respond. Later in the year we found out that we lived within 5 minutes of each other so he made sure to let us know that if we wanted to meet for anything or wanted to talk, we could make himself available. At our final meeting, he made sure to go over every detail (even the ones that we may have missed). He let us be in control of the type of music that was going to be played, as well as offering suggestions if we seemed stuck. Matt made our wedding ceremony sound so beautiful. The reception was great. He was a great MC and the guests really seemed to take to him well. He spoke with my wife and I on many occasions to see how we were doing and asked if there was anything he could do for us. We was just so attentive and reassuring to every detail.
If we EVER need to use a DJ service again, we will definitely go with Sound in Motion. And there is no doubt that we would request DJ Matt Cope. I hope h
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Sound In Motion Entertainment Group - DJs, Lighting, Videography, Photo Booth responded with the following comments:

You ladies were such a delight to play for. I was honored to be a part of your big day!
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john
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you DJ Kaveh and Sound in motion for giving us such a memorable reception. The music choices were perfect and you kept the party going on all night. Even when things were veering a little off schedule, you reeled it back in so quickly and efficiently and kept things flowing and we can't thank you enough for that.

DJ Kaveh was so personable and made it so easy to work out all the little details beyond just the reception.

We recommend him and Sound in Motion highly and we look forward to working with them in the future
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Laura
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin from Sound in Motion was our DJ for our wedding last month. He was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was a big help throughout the wedding planning process. He was responsive to emails when questions came up and also made helpful suggestions for specific song selection and day-of scheduling.

We had high expectations for Kevin as a DJ, but he went above and beyond what we were hoping for. He showed up early the day of and everything ran smoothly from there. We wanted someone to be an MC for the event and make sure we stayed on track, and he fulfilled this role perfectly without being cheesy at all. When it came time to dance, he created the exact party atmosphere we wanted. He played the types of music we wanted and perfectly read the crowd to keep everyone on the dance floor.

If you're looking for a friendly, professional DJ who knows how to create a great party, then Kevin is the DJ for you!
Services Used: DJ
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David
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Matt Cope was the DJ for our February wedding in Sonoma. He gets an A+. He spoke to us as often as we asked, to review every detail of every song for our ceremony and reception. He is flexible, organized, and easy to get along with. He is extremely personable, and no matter what stress we were undergoing during the wedding, talking to Matt was always a light-hearted conversation that would turn our mood around (even in times of other wedding crisis!) He is a joy to talk to, work with, and be around. He is warm, professional, experienced and talented. I would recommend Matt to all of my closest friends and family. He made our evening such a special event.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Adrian and his crew were great to work with. We found these guys on the recommended list by out venue and then realized they also were the DJ's for the 49ers. So, of course they were a must because how cool is it to have the DJ's for the 49ers DJ your wedding...very cool. They did a great job with all the sound, the djing and the live music. They also did the lighting which just made out event that much better.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If music and dancing are important to you then you MUST use Sound in Motion. Raffi and his team couldn't be any better. They are fun, easy to work with, and awesome! If I ever have a party that we need music for I'm going straight to Sound in Motion. I will also be telling all my friends and family that Raffi is the man they want to work with. He had a great selection of music and had amazing suggestions when we weren't sure what song to choose. He definitely kept the party going!!!!

Thank you Raffi and Team!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Meggie
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Matt from Sound in Motion, and they were great! :) They met with us way ahead of time so we had a good idea of what they would need to build a great song list for the ENTIRE wedding (not *just* the dancing part!) They were great about checking back in, and helping us create a soundtrack for our wedding that REALLY represented US, and not just the common, run of the mill wedding. We couldn't be happier. Well priced, on time, super professional. Start to finish.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Even though I hired Sound in Motion for a work-related fundraising event, given the exceptional quality of the service they provided, I'd definitely hire them for a wedding or party of my own!

Hiring DJs for fundraising events can be tricky, especially events that are casual, but family-oriented. We booked Sound in Motion to provide sound equipment, music, and emcee’ing service for our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at Great America on October 7, and the most consistent feedback we’ve gotten (other than people excited to raise funds for a cure) was how great the music and DJ were.

Our emcee Nick was fantastic: he had a great attitude and energy, and he rolled with our many last-minute changes and requests seamlessly. We heard so much positive feedback about his handling of our announcements, music, etc- I think the "Gangnam Style" dance off was also a huge hit with our kids!

Their handling of pre-event details was also amazing- I can't believe how it easy it was to get that last-minute certificate of insurance, get across our special requests, etc. And as Sound in Motion predicted, the volume level was great- we heard compliments about that from people who had complained last year about the sound.

Everyone agrees that the mood and spirit at Sunday's walk was awesome- I'm sure much of that has to do with Nick and Sound in Motion- thanks!
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Sara
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, I was looking for a sound system for an outside wedding, a DJ for the cocktail hour and reception, lighting for inside the tent, and a photo booth. Needless to say I was a little overwhelmed. However, when I called Sound in Motion, they had all of these services and more!
Four our wedding, we had the joy of working with Raffi! He was/is so personable, creative with ideas, and a good listener. Once you set up a contract you then get an "Event Planner" that you fill in online. This is your consultation form that you fill out with your wedding details and music desires. This is a great option because you can do it at your leisure and can change and modify information up until your wedding.
During our wedding outside, the sound was perfect for all to hear and the music was played exactly as I wanted. For the reception, he was able to make changes to the announcement of names for the bridal party at the last minute, started the dancing with one of my requests, and then mixed in great music along with other songs we loved! Needless to say, the dance floor never lost steam, and I am still getting compliments from guests on how much fun they had dancing.
The photo booth was also a success! They brought props along with the booth and I had guests waiting in line to take photos! I am still laughing at the copies that my husband and I get to keep from our guests. We also used the pictures as our party favor because we could put our names and wedding date at the bottom. Guests loved this idea!
Obviously we love Sound in Motion! They covered all our wedding wishes and helped make our day very memorable.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Carolyn
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope from Sound In Motion was our DJ for our wedding last September and we are ashamed that it has taken us so long to leave a review for him. We had an absolutely seamless experience and offer the highest recommendations!

We really had no clue how to approach the process and Matthew knew just the right questions to ask to help steer us in the right direction. He was highly organized and clearly knew what he was doing. We had a questionnaire to fill out and two Skype calls during the planning process - all of which eased our stress! He not only helped with the music but also the general timeline and flow of the reception. I don't know how we would've done it without him!

Most importantly, we and our guests had an amazing time - the music was great and our friends and family are still talking about what a memorable evening it was!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The services that our DJ Andrew Rivas provided for our special day was outstanding. Our spread out venue and our wedding timeline had a lot of moving parts that Andrew was able to grasp with such ease and professionalism. Additionally, his sound, lighting and DJ expertise made the day go by extremely smooth. We were so happy with the services that Sound in Motion provided to us!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Read the crowd perfectly and everyone was dancing. Thank you!
Services Used: DJ
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Chris
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope at Sound In Motion was fantastic! Always willing to please, he worked very hard at making sure everything was to our satisfaction and, most importantly, that everyone had a phenomenal time at the wedding. We had a difficult layout and timing to our ceremony and reception and Matthew worked seamlessly to provide all the necessary equipment and make it all flow beautifully. He MC'd with professionalism and class, and played awesome music! Our guests didn't want to leave the dance floor and I can't remember that last time I had that much fun at any party. The system that SIM has in place helped a great deal to narrow down our choices and get us on the same page so the day went smoothly. We did everything ourselves and couldn't be happier with our choice of Matthew and Sound In Motion! Thanks Matthew, we had a blast!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough how thankful I am to Kevin with Sound in Motion for being our DJ! It was our belief going into the wedding that the DJ was one of the most important vendor decisions we had to make because they basically run the show when it comes to the reception. The reviews for Kevin were outstanding and I couldn't wait to meet him. Our initial meeting went very well and we had no doubt that Kevin was our guy!

As the wedding got closer our communication with Kevin increased. We had a detail meeting about 6 weeks out to go over our timeline and our vision for the wedding. We gave Kevin ideas of what we wanted to play but in the end we told him we trusted him, as it was his profession, that he would do a great job reading the room on what should be played and when.

As for the wedding day I can't say enough about how great Kevin was. The ceremony included music in which it was perfectly played on cue. During the reception Kevin did a great job introducing our bridal party, speeches and instructing guests on necessary information. The highlights of the night were how Kevin got the entire dance floor filled from the first song to the very last song. He did a tremendous job mixing up the music to fit all age groups as there was a wide range attending our wedding. Even with this there was never a dull moment once the dancing started. Kevin did a great job even listening into each speech that was given and as the night went on he made playful jokes referring back to the speeches. This is something that showed me that he was having a great time as well throughout the night.

I can't tell you how many people have asked me since the wedding, "Where did you find that DJ" and "I've been to a lot of weddings and he was by far the best DJ I've heard". Whenever I hear this it makes me so happy and I really am thankful for Kevin with Sound in Motion for making our wedding day the best ever!
Services Used: DJ
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Jayme
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Our dj (& events coordinator) for our wedding was DJ Matthew. He did an AMAZING job! He was so very helpful through all the planning of the reception (assisting us with planning the timeline of events, making suggestions to the timeline, working with us on our playlist of songs and more). He was always responsive to our inquiries & always made us feel like our wedding reception was his top priority! He did an amazing job mixing the music, keeping the party going and making timely announcements during the reception. (Reminding people to sign our guest book, check out our engagement video, etc.) Upon our arrival to the reception site, DJ Matthew was there to meet us as we exited our limo to extend his congratulations and go over our entrance to the reception. The music playlist was just what we wanted and he incorporated our suggested songs & the mix of music was perfect! The dance floor was packed thanks to his amazing talents & this bride danced the night away...all thanks to DJ Matthew. I can't say enough good things about his services & I recommend him without hesitation to anyone looking for a great DJ. DJ Matthew really made our reception the amazing success that it was!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
As far as we are concerned, Adrian Cavlan has got to be the best DJ in the area. He was wonderful to work with. He really listens and gives you and your guests what they want. Our dance floor was never empty. He went above and beyond our expectations. It's been over a month since our wedding at Chaminade SC. and our guests continue to make comments on how much fun and how great the music was. Thanks Adrian you are awesome!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sound in Motion is great! We had Henry as our DJ. He was extremely professional, accomodating, professional, and pleasant to work with. He really made out reception better and accomodated the wide variation of guests we had attending. Honestly, my husband and I didn't care too much about the finer details of our wedding, and we left a lot of it up to Henry. It was perfect.
We also got a photo booth from sound in motion. If this is at all something you are considering DO IT! It legitimately was the highlight for most of our guests. We had grandparents to little kids in there taking goofy pictures. It was great. It also absorbed any potential down time, like during pictures, and kept the guests entertained.
I would very highly recommend Sound in Motion. You aren't going to find a better company.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sound in Motion is AWESOME- Raffi was our DJ, and we highly recommend him. He is very genuine and does a wonderful job, great energy!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Christie
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Matthew from Sound in Motion did a phenomenal job with our wedding. He was super helpful during the planning process. He accommodated all our special requests for ceremony music. He went to great lengths to make sure that the music at our reception reflected our tastes and personalities, while also gauging the crowd and selecting the perfect songs at the right times to keep the party going. Thanks to Matthew, our dance floor was full of energy all evening long. Family and friends are still telling us what a great time they had.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Really enjoyed Matthew and his style in music and demeanor
Services Used: DJ, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Alexis
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope was a huge help. He even made sure that we kept in touch, even when we were feeling overwhelmed and had forgotten. He made great suggestions on how to come up with music for the wedding reception and ceremony. We and our guests had a great time! Set up at the wedding was completely trouble free. We were able to concentrate on our own tasks getting ready on our wedding day. He was a joy to work with!
Services Used: DJ
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Robert
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
When looking for DJ's for our wedding we hear lots of great things about Sound in Motion. We met the owners at the Santa Cruz Wedding Faire and were impressed with their professionalism and accessibility.

Once we hired them we found out that the event manager of our site loved the service they provided which made us feel great. Matthew Cope was assigned as our DJ for the event and he was extremely helpful during the planning stages of our wedding. He listened our ideas about what we wanted for the event and had some very helpful suggestions about how the event would flow. We felt very comfortable with the DJ services when we were done with the planning meeting.

SIM had a very helpful event planning website available to us once we signed our contract with them.

On the day of the wedding Matthew was very professionally dressed and he did an excellent job the entire day. He helped us make some last minute decisions, like our entrance song and it was perfect. When we got down to dancing later in the evening everyone had a great time. Matt played a great mix of music, that everyone from the kids to our parents enjoyed. It was hands down the best party I've ever been too. We've received many compliments during and after the wedding regarding Matt's services.

I would definitely hire Sound in Motion and Matthew Cope for an event again.
Services Used: DJ
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin was our DJ from Sound In Motion. He was awesome and easy to work with! We were very pleased with his professionalism in helping us get our music selection organized for our reception as well as the fabulous uplighting in our ballroom. Kevin was very flexible and came out to our hotel on several occasions to meet up and finalize our wedding plans. I would definitely recommend DJ Kevin from Sound in Motion! He knows his stuff for sure and makes you feel confident on your BIG DAY!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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joanneknysh
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I want to say thank you for providing a GREAT DJ for my daughter's 18th birthday party. Ross was set up ahead of time, equipment worked beautifully and most of all, he played music that the kids LOVED. They danced, and danced, and danced for four hours. Ross really made the party. It was a really great night and Ross was a big part of the reason.

This was my second great experience with Sound in Motion.

Thank you very much.
Services Used: DJ
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Lori
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Kevin and Sound in Motion because we had attended an event where he DJ'ed....we were so impressed with the Kevin and his "run of show" that we absolutely had to use him for our wedding. Kevin made our wedding a memorable experience. I highly recommend Kevin and Sound in Motion.
Services Used: DJ
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Darcy
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Matt was amazing to work with. My husband and I are both very busy but we were able to do consultations by skype, which was super convenient.

We also wanted to make sure that our music selections would really reflect who we are. My husband likes punk rock and we both like bluegrass, but I wasn't exactly sure how these two genres would sound together. Not only that, but we also had some must play songs by Luther Vandross, Two Live Crew, and Cake that we couldn't live with out. Matt made it work. Not only was I excited every time a new song came on, but my guests were even commenting about the music days after the wedding. It was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing.
Services Used: DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We organized this wedding in just 2 weeks and the DJ was the last thing we thought of. Matt from Sound in Motion was a doll to work with - he emailed me quickly and offered suggestions when we didn't have any ideas. The guests at the reception commented as well - he was low key, very willing to play requests and kept the group moving. He was flexible enough to adjust the schedule when things started lagging and overall, we couldn't have been more pleased.
Services Used: DJ
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kimberlee
Wedding:
12/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have nothing but great things to say about Sound in Motion. DJ Adrian was the MC at our wedding reception and did a fantastic job! Both Adrian and Raffi were in constant contact with us leading up to the wedding and were quick to respond with any questions we had. We did not worry one bit about DJ Adrian running the show. It is obvious that he has years of experience and is very talented. He knows how to get the crowd moving and keep things running smoothly. We really could not have asked for a better DJ!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Alan
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Matthew Cope provided DJ services for our Holiday party over the past 3 or 4 years; he's extremely professional, always on time and is very flexible when it comes to mussic choices. What I like mostly is his ability to help as the master of ceremoney and does it sleamlessly.
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Adrian from Sound In Motion was by far one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. From the moment I inquired about their services, Sound In Motion was responsive, informative, and enthusiastic. They responded immediately to my endless questions and requests. When my husband and I had our first meeting with Adrian, it was immediately clear that he understood exactly the vibe we were going for. We had some particular requests with our ceremony music, and Adrian not only executed them perfectly, he was obviously excited and happy to do it. Adrian made us feel like he was a good friend DJing our wedding who knew our tastes perfectly. Not only did our ceremony go PERFECTLY (and I mean PERFECT- no glitches, no feedback, no unplanned pauses- flawless) he led our reception like a true veteran and professional. Everything flowed incredibly smoothly, and again, no unplanned pauses or gaps in the order of events. On the first song our dance floor was packed- he played every song I asked for and even ones I loved but never mentioned. He read the crowd well and tailored the music accordingly. Adrian was worth every penny, and I am beyond grateful that I took the advice to not skimp DJ services, though I beleive their prices are more than fair for the level of service they provide. Oh, and they threw in some free uplighting as well. I simply cannot say enough good things about this company as a whole and Adrian as a DJ. He is simply fantastic!!
Services Used: DJ
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lprough
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome DJ, made the event run smoothly and the music was great. Andrew was great to work with, not cheesy at all, very cool and professional.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
From the very first phone conversation I was impressed with Sound in Motion. Professional, responsive, thoughtful, helpful, patient, courteous. We met with Kaveh (our DJ) on two occasions prior to our wedding, and communicated several times more via e-mail and phone to finalize details. The music was perfect. Kaveh put together music for our pre-ceremony cocktail party, the ceremony, dinner, and then dancing. One of the things that impressed us the most was how seamless he made it, especially for the ceremony. With our (limited) guidance, he put together music to set the mood as guests transitioned from the cocktail hour to the ceremony, then wove together the two requested songs for our processional and the songs for the recessional. Like I said, Perfect. He also astutely read our guests and the mood of the evening, from background music while guests ate and visited to the right blend of dance music. Kaveh is such a pro. He made suggestions for things we never would have thought of. He/they worked well with our other vendors. Also impressed with the company's efforts to check out the venue before the event to ensure proper and efficient set up (they also provided mics for the outdoor ceremony and for the toasts). If I could give them six stars above, I would. I highly recommend Sound in Motion and Kaveh.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Henry was our DJ for our wedding and he was wonderful. I was very particular about the versions of the songs and the part of the songs I wanted to use for the ceremony and the dances and he got them all right! He was willing to meet with us and discuss the day a few times so I was comfortable to let go of my controlling ways. By the time the wedding came I knew we were in good hands and it was nice to not have to worry about it during the wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Renee
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrain made our wedding flow and our day perfect. Thank you Adrian, you are the best!
Services Used: DJ
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Martin
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrian was the perfect DJ/MC for our wedding, he is friendly and has that 'announcer' voice that would be good for movie previews :-)

They provided a projector and had live photos projected on to a screen it really gave the event space a great feel.

I would highly recommend sound in motion for all your sound needs.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Shelly
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrian Cavlan brought our wedding to life!! Three weeks post-wedding, our guests are still commenting on how amazing he was. Meetings leading up to the wedding were both comfortable and productive - he, and Sound in Motion, create an ideal balance of professionalism and passion for what they do. Adrian took time to discover our music preferences and executed perfectly on wedding day - he truly provided the motion of the evening, and left our guests calling for hours more!

Another important aspect was the correct pronunciation of names. Some of ours were fairly unique and he took time to learn them and announce them proudly and flawlessly on our big day. We couldn't have been happier with the entire experience of working with Adrian and Sound in Motion and recommend them with absolute confidence to anyone looking to throw a wedding, anniversary, holiday party, or any other celebration. Thanks for everything!!!
Services Used: DJ
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gmorern
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough in praise of DJ Adrian Cavlan with Sound In Motion. I began interviewing DJs for my daughter's September 2011 wedding about 8 months out. I was planning my daughter's wedding from long-distance, and I found SIM from the referral list from the Venue where the wedding and reception was being held.. I am so glad that this was the case, as I feel this gave me a HUGE advantage. Initially, I looked around on their website, and if first impressions mean anything, I was impressed!! Still, anyone these days can pay someone to design their website, so i planned on reserving final opinion for when I called on the phone to ask some questions. Immediately, Adrian and I connected. He was a few hundred dollars more than some of the other DJs who work for SIM, but I felt so comfortable after speaking with him, that I didnt want to trivialize that by going straight for the least expensive DJ. Sometimes you get exactly what you pay for!!. I should also point out that Adrian offered a bit of a discount for a Friday wedding, so that made it easier not to cut straight to the cheapest and ask myself how well I could do for the price. Anyway,. I was never made to feel like I was being pressured into deciding on the most expensive things, or like I was being sold more than I really needed, and I appreciated that! A few weeks before the wedding, my daughter, my SIL and myself met with Adrian to go over all the details. I was impressed with the attention to detail that Adrian took in pinning down all the details of the reception, and the bridal party. My daughter had no idea there were so many things to coordinate( as this is her first wedding), and she was very impressed, as was I, at how Adrian pulled all these pieces together. Adrian did a fantastic job at getting to know the couple and suggesting music that would for their personality for their cocktail hour and beyond. we wanted to represent various types of music, but the trick was doing this seamlessly and tastefully. In addition to this, Adrian did a great job at suggesting ways to get thru the etiquette issues of a modern family wedding, and this was very appreciated, as no one wants to feel awkward. My daughter had her heart set on a song by a local santa cruz artist and friend--Chris Renee of recent XFactor fame-- for their first dance, but it was much faster of a tempo for a typical first dance song. I had no idea this was even possible, but Adrian fixed the tempo and slowed it down considerably. Suddenly, it was a perfect tempo and my daughter and her fiance were thrilled!! The wedding itself was awesome. I had a stings trio arranged to play the ceremony music for their outdoor ceremony, but Adrian provided all the PA for the ceremony as well, which was a huge relief since I knew that entrusting this detail to him was something I could feel good about.. one fewer thing for me to coordinate!!. I was very impressed with Adrian's skill at MC'ing the ceremony, it was obvious that he has a great deal of experience with this. But additionally, it takes a special person to develop a tasteful rapport with a particular crowd, and i felt like Adrian accomplished this beautifully! I very much appreciated that Adrian came to me and asked me before he promised he would play a request of a guest, since he wanted to make sure that I considered it appropriate. We hadnt planned on having a money dance, but a guest asked him about it, and before playing a song and announcing this, Adrian came to me and asked me about this too. I am glad that i wasnt caught off guard with these issues, ass Adrian had it covered. It is my opinion that nothing else sets the tone for a wedding (other than the venue itself)--the DJ services has the power to make or break the event, and I am glad that I trusted our day to Adrian. I only regret that I hadnt made the videography services that they offer a priority. It was a perfect day!! I received sooo many compliments about the music and the MC services and I will continue to HIGHLY recommend SIM to anyone who has the highest expectations for their event! NO REGRETS!!! absolutely perfect! Thanks so much ADRIAN CALVAN and Sound In Motion!!
Services Used: DJ
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cookielady
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Sound In Motion is hands down the best DJ Service in the Santa Cruz area. I had the pleasure of having Adrian Cavlan (co-owner) be my DJ (and master of ceremonies). He will do as much or as little as you want. He is truly a class act and knows his stuff! A DJ can make or break a party and it was really important for me to have someone who could relate to "all" my guests (old, young, and the fun). His online website was easy to use (to organize your thoughts, music ideas, dedications, etc...) and he was very responsive to all my emails, questions, & last minute changes. He also provided me with "mood" lighting which helped create great ambiance and back lighting. He was able to mic my officiant. Really....you cannot go wrong with Sound In Motion!! Worth every penny! In fact, I wish I could get married again and dance all night long!
Services Used: DJ
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Petite Mrs. B
Wedding:
9/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrian was phenomenal. He served as DJ and MC for our wedding and reception and went above and beyond our expectations. Our guests were impressed with his easy but festive demeanor and ability to ‘read the crowd’ and select the best choices of music. The entire Sound in Motion staff was prompt, professional, and easily accessible. We highly recommend them to others.
Services Used: DJ
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epurdy090411
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrew Rivas was our DJ from Sound in Motion and he did an amazing job! He really read the crowd very well, and played music that everyone wanted to dance to. He kept things fun the entire night, and kept the reception flowing nicely! Since I was planning my wedding from across the country, he was very accommodating, and always welcomed my many questions :) Very professional service, and I would highly recommend this company to all brides! (Request Andrew Rivas as your DJ and you won't be disappointed) ;)
Services Used: DJ
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cs
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Very proactive and experienced. Extremely professional and nice to work with.
Services Used: DJ
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smcaleavey
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding this past August and we are so happy that we chose Sound In Motion to provide us with our music and videography service. They are such a great company and work with you every step of the way to make sure you have the perfect music at your wedding. They provide you with an online account and you are able to log in as much as you want until a few days before your wedding to pick music for every part of your ceremony and reception. This definitely helped especially when you are finalizing all details the week of the wedding. :)

Our DJ was Raffi Nalvarian and he is the BEST!!! He has such a great personality and we felt like we had known him forever. He was just a blast to be around and really made our wedding so lively and fun! He totally fit right in with our family and friends. :) He was able to read the crowd and see what type of song to play next. And his commentary in between songs was entertaining. :) But the best part was our entrance into the reception as Mr. and Mrs. We are HUGE San Jose Sharks fans so Raffi suggested we come in to the song "Seek & Destroy by Metallica, which is the same song the Sharks enter the arena to. Then Raffi through in the Sharks goal horn and the goal chant! :) It was AWESOME!!!!! :) Definitely got our guests pumped! :)

It is very clear that Raffi enjoys what he does and that he is so good at it! :) He made sure everyone was having a great time and he made me feel so at ease the whole night. I never once had to worry about the music. Everything went off without a hitch! :)

And Giovanni and his crew did a great job videotaping our wedding. We have not yet seen the video. We can't wait to see it! I am sure it will be amazing. They made sure to capture every moment from our special day! :)

We would most definitely recommend Sound In Motion for your music and videography needs. They have amazing customer service and want to make sure the music for your wedding is everything you imagined it to be. You won't feel stressed at all and will enjoy working with them for sure, especially Raffi! :)
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Lauren & Matt
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Matthew was amazing! After meeting with him once, he knew our music preferences exactly. He was so easy to work with and very professional. He even burned us a CD with our reception music to listen to on our honeymoon. Sound in Motion was the one vendor that we didn't have any issues with at all. We booked them after several recommendations from friends and have since recommended them to many others.
Services Used: DJ
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Mrs. Stephanie Vedder
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Matthew saved the day!! I had a last minute cancellation for our DJ, who was actually a friend doing a favor so I was referred to Sound In Motion. When I described my situation, they instantly connected us with Matthew Cope, one of their best DJs. I'm so thankful he was the one to DJ and MC our wedding. I didn't realize how important choosing the DJ was, but this person is crucial to the success of your event. When we met, instantly we knew we were in good hands. Matthew gave us guidance and tips for how to plan the reception. He had experience working at our venue (The Mountain Terrace) and some of the logistical complexities. Meeting with him really helped bring everything together so we could visualize how the night would go. Matthew worked great with all our other vendors too and really took it upon himself to communicate our schedule to everyone else, this made things flow incredibly smoothly from one thing to the next. There was never a dull moment at our reception, he made sure I was worry free and a very happy bride - ladies this is so important! Make sure you have a good team that helps you with all the prep on the front end so that all you have to worry about on your day is getting married and celebrating like crazy! :) Highly recommend Sound In Motion and DJ Matthew Cope.
Services Used: DJ
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Erin
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
On of the most amazing aspect of our wedding was our DJ. He created such a beautiful music list and captured the exact vibe we wanted! He went over and beyond and we HIGHLY recommend him!!! You will not be disappointed with his services.
Services Used: DJ
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Erica
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a blast!!! We also planned a long distance wedding and Matthew was great working with us a few states away and providing a party that we will remember for ever. He is flexible and high energy and was perfect for our wedding!!
Services Used: DJ
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Sound in Motion did an excellent job for our wedding day. They were organized, professional and timely. Sound in Motion were an essential part of keeping the wedding moving and the guests happy. They meet with you prior to review your needs and coordinate with the other vendors you have hired. I would recommend that you use a Sound in Motion DJ for your wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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jamie
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrian did a fantastic job at our wedding! He's professional and fun at the same time. He did a great job picking songs, responding to the crowd, and keeping the dance floor going, as well as incorporating our requests. And just as importantly, he's great as an announcer and MC (very important!), which I realized was a big factor in our dinner and toasts going seamlessly. I can recommend him without hesitation!
Services Used: DJ
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Emitizzle
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
First of all, we did not serve alcohol at our wedding. I hadn't thought it would affect the willingness of my family to dance, but apparently I was quite wrong. Matt was amazing at getting the crowd going even without the "liquid courage". He was also awesome at keeping me calm when I freaked out about the lack of dancing. All around fantastic!
Services Used: DJ
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melissa
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Raffi at our wedding last weekend. Words cannot express how much fun we had and what an awesome party it was. I am still getting compliments from many of the guests on how they never wanted to leave the dance floor.

Raffi did a great job of feeling out the crowd and playing songs that kept everyone having a great time. Also, from a bride's perspective Raffi made me feel at ease the entire night and made sure the reception went along smoothly. Raffi is extremely fun and does a great job of livening up the crowd and keeping everyone entertained. I highly recommend Raffi for any wedding or party. Raffie, thank you for such an amazing night!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Reyna
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My groom and I didn't need to meet with anyother DJ after we met Andrew. He told him what we wanted for the wedding and he was amazing. During the wedding he was super organized and I didn't have to worry about a thing with him. He kept everyone dancing and did a great job at keeping the flow. He also stayed late to continue to play music for us past the time we had requested him. He said with a smile, "I'll stay as long as you need me to." The music was perfect and so was our DJ!
Services Used: DJ
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HBrunnemer
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Sound in motion, and Adrian specifically, made our wedding reception! He went above and beyond to find any song we wanted, and play them! More importantly, he read the crowd and made sure that everyone heard something to get them onto the dance floor, with an incredibly diverse age and musical preference range! People were always on the dance floor through the last song! Thanks Adrian! I would definitely use Adrian again, we are even considering paying his expenses to have him come to Santa Barbara for a holiday party!
Services Used: DJ
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dianem
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married earlier this year in Carmel, CA. One thing that was really important to me was having a great DJ at our wedding. My husband, on the other hand, was very skeptical about having a DJ as opposed to a live band. We finally decided on a DJ but my husband wasn't happy about it, until he met Adrian Cavlan. I'd been conversing with Adrian via email for months but a few weeks before the wedding, my husband and I talked to Adrian on the phone (since we lived in Las Vegas at the time, we weren't able to have an in-person meeting). Adrian is a true professional and he really listened to what we wanted. By the end of the call, my husband was feeling much better about the whole situation.
Fast forward to the wedding. Looking back on the day, we couldn't have done it without Adrian. Everything felt very effortless and he knew exactly what to do and when to do it. I really wanted our guests to dance and have fun at our wedding. Thanks to Adrian, the dance floor was packed the entire night. Our friends couldn't stop raving about him. Even my husband got out on the dance floor (which is truly amazing). Adrian played a nice mix of music that kept the party going the entire night. It was perfection!
I highly recommend Sound in Motion and Adrian. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: DJ
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Oliveshadow
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Matthew is one of the DJs at SIM and he was incredibly easy to work with. We live in Oakland and so did not meet him face to face until the wedding but spoke to him on the phone a whole bunch of times. He helped us come up with our list of songs, encouraged us to get requests from our guests, was willing to accommodate our special requests and managed the flow of the event. Once the dancing started he kept folks on the dance-floor till the last song. My family is from Trinidad and, though he did not have the soca/reggae that they wanted to hear in his collection, he took their requests from their iPods etc. and had them bouncing around the dance-floor too! I highly recommend SIM, and Matt in particular! :)
Services Used: DJ
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riksheldon
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Matthew did a tremendous job DJing our wedding last year, and far exceeded even our best expectations in every sense. We were a bit nervous about how the flow of our event would unfold given the fact we didn't have a wedding coordinator, but Matthew filled this void in stride, announcing us and our wedding party to a rousing ovation, introducing our speakers, and getting everybody lined up for our dances.

The fact he was also coordinating all of the music (with plenty of collaborative feedback from us), from our ceremony to our final dance, made it all the more impressive. A casual observer would have thought there was an entire team involved with the production. We couldn't have been happier with how our big day turned out, and Matthew was a key part of this outcome.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Vanessa
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Adrian and his team have worked at all of my family and friends wedding. When I started to plan my wedding, I knew there was no other Group I could use that would bring me the level of professionalism and talent that Sound in Motion could. I was not wrong. The team worked diligently to understand our style, goals for the event and our vision. They worked with our venue to plan highly complicated oversees broadcasts via Skype and in lighting up our room elegantly with their energy, RADIO BROADCAST VOICE and excellent skills at videoing our event invisibly. How does that work? Like magic. One of my favorite things about using them? They created a customized playlist that "fit" our venue, the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. It was the history of music taking people through our Belle Epoque room stylings with ragtime and jazz all the way up to the standards and our favorite 60s sounds and modern sounds. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a team that has the years of experience to pull off an event seamlessly and understands music. Don't waste your time - Adrian and team have it dialed. Love them!!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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ethomas
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Sound In Motion was an absolute dream to work with. They epitomize the word "professional". We were so fortunate to secure them for our wedding and could not recommend anyone higher.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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monkeebug
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was great. We did a lot of off the wall stuff and he just rolled with it smoothly. We was willing to meet one on one, we talk by phone and e-mail.
Services Used: DJ
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PrettyInPink
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Kevin was the DJ at my wedding and my husband and I couldn't have been happier. I met him at a bridal fair and he gave me his card to set up a meeting. We met several days later where he took the time to get a feel for our style and the type of music we wanted to hear at our wedding. My husband felt extremely comfortable with him and we decided to go with him. After that first meeting we had access to a website where we could manage our music. We got to pick songs we definitely wanted to hear, music styles we did not want to hear, specific songs we wanted to play at specific times, etc. 6 weeks before the wedding we met with Kevin again to go over details and to ask for suggestions for music for other parts of the wedding. On the day of, everything went perfectly. He paid attention to the crowd and what music they were really enjoying and he made managed to keep them dancing all night. He also did a great job as MC to announce the wedding party, first dance, cake cutting, etc. Everyone has told us how much they enjoyed our music and that they especially loved that he wasn't a "cheesy" DJ. I highly recommend Kevin and Sound in Motion!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Adrian, was perfect. He was very receptive to our needs and really impressed us. We wanted a perceptive dj who would keep the crowd dancing, even the older guests but did not dominate the entertainment. We were very happy with him and received many compliments.
Services Used: DJ
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Jessbo
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Kevin O'Scanlon and can't not say enough good things about him! We met with him before the wedding, told him our thoughts and immediately knew we were in good hands. He was amazing on our wedding day! He kept the night flowing perfectly and always checked with us before moving on to the next part. We could not have gotten through that night without him! He made a huge impression on our guests and other people have been asking for his number so they can use him and their events as well!
Services Used: DJ
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kfc811
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
We first met Raffi about a year prior to our wedding at a bridal faire. At the time, we really weren't focused on booking a DJ yet, but we knew that we had to choose Raffi within seconds. He was the only DJ we had to meet because Raffi is so fun you can't help but love and adore his personality. He truly puts a smile on your face and will never leave you without a good feeling inside. Raffi is a truly a gem at what he does. He will bring so much life and energy to our wedding reception. He made me feel so at ease that day because I knew that Raffi was always there pacing us throughout the night. Raffi, thank you so much for making our wedding day a day to remember.
Services Used: DJ
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Angie
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We had Tim as our DJ and he was fantastic. There wasn't a single moment where the dance floor was empty. In fact the dance floor was packed all night long! He was able to change a few things on the fly and was absolutely great to work with! I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Services Used: DJ
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Kendall
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married in the Santa Cruz/San Jose/San Francisco Bay area (or anywhere you can get these guys to travel), and you want the absolute best of the best, you need Sound In Motion. Adrian was our DJ and Master of Ceremonies, and I couldn't imagine a wedding going more smoothly, a more fun and perfectly coordinated reception, and an overall wonderful experience that was absolutely at Adrian's hands. This company does it right, and they should be the standard of the industry. I went to a number of weddings besides my own last summer, and a bad DJ can really ruin a nice time. The price was worth it, and surprisingly not as much as I'd have expected for the value of Adrian's professionalism, skill, and enhancement of our day. We're still waiting on our wedding video, five months later, so we'll have to reserve comment on the quality of videography for now.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Videography
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EMA1234
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
"King" Raffi was our DJ, and he was great! The process was really easy, as they have an online form that walks you through the reception and lets you indicate how you want things timed and what music you want played, as well as "must plays" and "don't plays." We also met with Raffi about a week prior to the wedding to go over our preferences. He did a good job of reading the crowd and responding with appropriate music. He was also a good emcee. Would definitely recommend. Thumbs up!
Services Used: DJ
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lkondo
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Adrian at Sound in Motion, made sure everyone had a great time at the reception. People were up dancing as soon as the music started and stayed out there until the end. He listened to what we wanted, my husband is in the music industry and is very hard to please when it comes to good mixes and music. Adrian, made him happy by playing all the songs he wanted and didn't play any on his do not play list.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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jaclynm86
Wedding:
8/22/2008
5.0/5.0
WOW! All I can say is that I was given Raffi's number from another vendor. It must have been his cell because he answered ON VACATION and totally took care of me. He was extremely nice and gave me the number for his company, sound in motion. I called a little over a year early and they had my date available. You can't beat the price they gave me for an awesome DJ! He & the company also got great reviews on yelp.com. The price they quoted me also includes all set-up fees and microphones so it sounds like things will go smoothly & I won't be stressed about added set-up fees, etc.
Services Used: DJ
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jchapes
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Oh, how I love these guys!! I have worked with Raffi and Adrian in the past as part of my San Jose Sharks Event Coordinating days... and I cannot say enough about them. When I got engaged, I knew one thing for sure - I wanted Raffi to DJ my wedding.

Raffi was amazing. I literally got TONS of compliments about him after my wedding. One thing that most people commented on was that he kept the party going. If the crowd wasn't "feeling" a song and starting to dwindle down, he didn't wait for the song to end like your typical DJ. He faded it out and went immediately into a crowd pleaser. It was great!

He also provided the music for my ceremony AND helped me with my crazy lighting requests. I wanted uplighting around the perimeter of the room and a light above the cake. It really made the room look amazing and the cake was glowing!

His knowledge and expertise of events is unmatched. My husband and I had one request for him and that was to keep the dance floor packed. He said that the Bride and Groom really have a lot to do with the rhythm and flow of the night and that if we did our part, he'd do his.

We took this to heart and the timing on everything and overall feeling in the room was perfect. Also, we were thinking of extending our reception time to 5 hours, but he advised us not to. And yes, he could've made more money by staying later, but he said that "people would want to end on a high note and it was best to leave them wanting more"... and he was right.

Over and over again, he was right. He took great care of us throughout the process and we couldn't be happier.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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karimot
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Great DJ who went above and beyond his job duties to make sure everything ran smoothly. I went to a friend's wedding and she used the same company with a different DJ and he was excellent as well. Rented AV equipment from them as well for a slideshow.
Services Used: DJ
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L
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Sound in Motion provided the music for my nephews wedding. The DJ was able to quickly feel the pulse of the wedding guests and play music that was both appropriate for the occasion whose participants were of varying ages. The music was upbeat and very fun. The DJ also helped tremendously when it came time to introducing the wedding party, cutting the cake and having the Dad's in the wedding give their speeches. We would highly recommend Sound in Motion to anyone considering a DJ. They were terrific!
Services Used: DJ
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Emma
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Tyler was a great DJ. We guessed at what our guests would like and he found the songs to get them moving. Sound, mic, etc all worked great. Tyler was very responsive via email which we appreciated greatly as we were last minute planners!
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
Raffi and his team did an amazing job at our wedding in June. Raffi was extremely professional through the entire planning process as well as the event; he has a great, warm, funny personality and it was a pleasure to work with him. During the ceremony and reception dinner, Raffi emceed the event and his announcements were brief but effective (never cheesy or overdone). He promised that he would send our guests home exhausted from dancing, and he did! And we have the pics of our guests passed out on the bus ride home to prove it :) I don't think the dance floor was ever vacant for the 3 hours after dinner. He kept the pace of dance music going through the entire evening. We had requested some bhangra music and he had quite a collection which he mixed with hip hop etc at the same tempo.

Sound in Motion also provided amber uplighting, which looked like part of the sunset outside. At first we were hesitant to add the uplighting or lighting on the dance floor, asking ourselves if we really needed it and whether it was worth the extra expense -- but I'm sooo glad we did. It really added a glow to the room and made a big difference.

I can't recommend Raffi highly enough! Fabulous all around.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Kevin was the best DJ ever! We have been to several of his events and there was no question we wanted him to be our DJ. When our venue needed to change he was super helpful and encouraging and lit the room to make it fit our vision.

Kevin has a great selection of music and especially swing. He has a great sense for the crowd and knows how to get a party started. Planning meetings were fun and efficient and he is the most friendly guy you'll meet!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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J
Wedding:
1/16/2011
4.9/5.0
Adrian and the entire Sound in Motion were excellent. They were extremely professional and their services were bullet-proof, which meant so much to me as a frazzled bride who had trouble with just about every other vendor on my wedding day. They provided the microphones for service, lighting in several widely varying and difficult situations, master of ceremonies, DJ and sound system. I can't recommend them more highly.
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Services Used: DJ
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Glenn
Wedding:
10/31/2013
4.8/5.0
This firm -- especially its principal, Kevin O'Scanlon -- is the BEST! They produced music during our outdoor reception, during our sit-down indoor dinner, and during the dancing that occurred after dinner. They also provided PERFECT lighting for the reception space. Kevin followed our musical 'druthers to a tee, changing the vibe gradually as we moved from outdoor reception to indoor sit-down dinner, to dancing. He played ALL of the tunes we requested and many more that were precisely in the groove we had described to him.

If you are debating between hiring a band and hiring Kevin, it's a no-brainer: hire Kevin and you will hear EXACTLY what you want to hear at your wedding reception!

If your reception space needs a little spicing up, ask Kevin to provide some accent lighting: it makes a world of difference.

In addition to all the above, Kevin is a genuinely nice person, very laid-back, but VERY attentive to details. I don't see how you can go wrong working with this firm for your wedding celebrations.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We used Sound in Motion and Adrian for our wedding in May 2013 - They were awesome! They made our wedding and the entire experience more fun that we could have imagined. We used them for DJ services, photo booth and videography and were very happy. Thanks for everything Sound In Motion!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Angela & Jeremy
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Matthew Cope DJ'ed our wedding for us. He was recommended as the best DJ at Sound In Motion. He was truly professional and organized -- and constantly looking for ways to improve. Actually, our disorganization caused him some frustration, but he was very good in nudging us along. Beyond DJ'ing, he helped us with planning out the whole evening, and in particular, making sure that our schedule of events and the dinner preparations lined up, so that the food could be served as soon as it was ready (and not sit around, loosing flavor). We were worried that a DJ doubling as an MC would inject a stranger into the center of our wedding, but Matthew was very sensitive and knew when he was needed to move things along, and when to stand back and let the wedding unfold without intervention. He knew what he was doing, and he made all the right decisions! As a DJ, Matthew did an outstanding job reading the crowd and the bride and playing the right music at the right time. I'm very glad we had Matthew's help at our wedding, and I would recommend him without any reservations.
Services Used: DJ
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Susan
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.8/5.0
Adrian Cavlan from Sound in Motion was fun and polished. We had a very elegant wedding and Adrian adapted his style to reflect the music and tone to fit our exact expectations. He knew when to crank up the fun (a-la devil with the blue, dress blue dress, blue dress for danicng bridesmaids) but when to keep it to the crooners and classics (a-la dinner and mingling). He dressed well and carried a great voice as the DJ and overall MC. He nailed the names of many family and wedding participants and just did an overall lovely job for our wedding. He would come highly recommended.
Services Used: DJ
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Emerson
Wedding:
7/1/2011
4.8/5.0
We hired DJ Kevin from Sound in Motion for our wedding. When we met him for our initial consultation, we told him that we were worried that our guests wouldn't dance and what he could do about it. His reply was very different from other DJs that we'd spoken with. He opined that there's nothing more awkward at a wedding than a DJ pushing people to dance that don't want to dance (I completely agree). A DJ should be reading the crowd, not fighting it - if the guests want to talk and catch up, so be it. If they want to dance, turn it up!

As it turns out, our guests were too busy catching up after our first dance and no one joined us on the dance floor. Thankfully, Kevin's advice kept us calm and he subtly mixed the music down to something more lounge-like, allowing everyone to enjoy the party without feeling pressured to dance. As the night continued (and the alcohol flowed), Kevin slowly worked the crowd back up, and everyone was on the floor for the Isley Brothers' "Shout" as the last song.

We're a little sad that we didn't get to interact with Kevin very much during the wedding, but that's the way a DJ should be - out of sight and running a smooth show. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely pick Sound In Motion and ask for Kevin again.
Services Used: DJ
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MarriedGent
Wedding:
6/1/2011
4.8/5.0
My wife April and I are so overwhelmingly happy with everything Adrian had to offer. Five months later and I still have guests that call me and rave about how amazing the DJ was. Every interaction with this wonderful person was nothing but pleasant. He was very helpful throughout the entire process from the first conversation to the magical day of our wedding. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND Adrian if you want a highly professional and truly gifted master of ceremonies. I do believe he was born to do this. A+ !!!
Services Used: DJ
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dgsara
Wedding:
10/30/2009
4.8/5.0
Kevin was our DJ and he was great! I read reviews online and decided that we wanted to go with him. He was extremely professional but fun. We had a meeting with him before the wedding to decide what kind of music we liked and what we thought would work best for different parts of the wedding. Kevin did a great job with all of the music. People danced way more than I expected and we had all ages groovin to the tunes. It was great to have the online library too choose what music we wanted. I could go in at any time and update our playlist as well as all the details for our ceremony and reception. Sound in Motion was a great compant to work with. I highly recommed Kevin O'Scanlon.
Services Used: DJ
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Trieu
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.8/5.0
DJ Kevin was great. He actually played the songs we asked for and other songs based on our likes/dislikes (this is quite rare in the DJ world). He watched the crowd during the dancing and if a song he played wasn't received well, he kept away from that genre and played only the ones that the crowd responded to. There weren't pauses or silence between songs. He MC'ed at the right times, and didn't say too much or take the attention away from the main event. We didn't have to spend a lot of time with him before the wedding day explaining our likes/dislikes, what kind of feel we wanted for the day. He understood right away from our lists and just meeting us for 15 minutes.
Services Used: DJ
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Richard
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.7/5.0
After interviewing a couple of DJ companies, my wife and I hired Sound in Motion - Santa Cruz for our June wedding in Aptos. Kevin was very professional and courteous over e-mail and via phone and gave us a list of about 3-5 DJs to choose from. We interviewed several over the phone and went with Tyler Scott.

After meeting Tyler in person, we were excited about the prospects of him DJing our big day. During the planning process, Sound in Motion's online portal was helpful and Tyler was always responsive via e-mail and phone. During the wedding, things went off without a hitch, Tyler and his assistant Curtis didn't skip a beat and we were satisfied with our music selection and the job Tyler did as an emcee.

Most importantly for us, Tyler was open to changes and unique aspects, as our wedding was non-traditional and there were a few different things going on.

One piece of advice for people planning a wedding: make sure your DJ knows the importance and differences between your "must play" and "play if you have time songs," and also how much freedom you are giving the DJ to play what they want or stick to a list. That is a crucial aspect of any wedding.

Thanks Tyler!
Services Used: DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/1/2013
4.7/5.0
Very personable team to work with and one of the easiest vendors that we used for our wedding. The lighting was more than we expected and created such a warm atmosphere for our wedding reception. It made our photos look fabulous!

Sound in Motion had great communication and were extremely professional. I would definitely recommend them for any major event.
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Diana
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.7/5.0
Andrew was our DJ and he was fantastic! Great musical choices and wonderful music mixing! I danced all night at the wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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July2011Bride
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.7/5.0
We hire Raffi to DJ our wedding and he was so great to work with. He listened to what types of music we wanted, and did a great job in keeping people dancing. We would recommend him to anyone!
Services Used: DJ
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Joy
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.6/5.0
Our DJ/MC was Matthew Cope. Matthew was gracious enough to come down to San Jose to meet us before we booked! His attitude was very professional, helpful, and courteous. He didn't treat his job as if he were a DJ in the background. He actually approaches it as if he is hired talent (and he is, since we wanted him to MC), so he handled our wishes/timeline very professionally. He didn't let toasts get out of hand and made sure to introduce each person beforehand and take the mic from each person afterward. He also stuck to our general guidelines for music masterfully! Even though we didn't give him an exhaustive playlist, he was able to pick out songs for the entire evening that suited our tastes! We had a great experience with him and would highly recommend.
Services Used: DJ
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Maya
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.6/5.0
A little slow on email responses but they ended up being great! Frankie was a great DJ and read the crowd really well in choosing music. Our photobooth pictures look amazing and everyone had a blast.
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
My husband and I hired Matthew Cope to do our wedding, and we really enjoyed working with him. We had some unique requirements for our event, and he was really flexible and understood what we wanted. When it came to the event, he was able to keep things moving. He worked with our coordinator to adjust the timeline where needed to help get guests onto the dance floor, and once the older guests left kept our friends going until the wee hours of the morning. We'd be happy to work with him again, and I would definitely recommend him to our friends!
Services Used: DJ
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.5/5.0
Kevin O'Scanlon did a flawless job at our wedding at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco on June 10, 2012. While great music and dancing was one of our top priorities, we managed to delay hiring a DJ till the very end of our planning process. Fortunately, Kevin really “got” us and after only 2 meetings (and lots of emails), he managed capture exactly what we were looking for!
What clinched the deal for us was his organization and thoroughness during the initial consultation. He quickly created a google doc for us to work with and specific ideas for music for each of the special moments of our wedding. We just had to add in songs we liked for each segment. Plus he had great taste in music so when we couldn’t decide; he was able to fill in the gaps.
At the event, he was both super professional and super laid back and had such a friendly, approachable demeanor. He rolled with the punches and made it all look easy. He was able to take our music ideas and create a great mix that really go the crowd up and dancing and reflected the mood at every turn. He was a great MC that energized the crowd. Everyone complimented the music!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
We are so pleased with Sound In Motion, particularly our DJ, Kevin O'Scanlon. We made an appointment with SIM and they accomodated our very busy schedules (we traveled from out-of-town). During the appointment, we met Kevin, who would be handling our wedding. That was a big plus because we want to know that we mesh well with our DJ. We talked about our likes and dislikes, and our expectations. Kevin temporarily locked us into his calendar and gave us an idea of what his services would entail. We got to see the equipment and the set-up at their offices. They use state-of-the-art speakers, laptops, etc. They use digital music (not CDs) and have a hard-drive and other forms of back-up as emergencies.
Once we signed the contract to work with SIM, everything was done very seamlessly. SIM has an online site with your own password and sign-on name to enter in all the important information -- timeline of events, must plays, do not plays, guilty pleasures, first dance, introductory song, etc. You can take your time entering the information. Then we met with Kevin a few days before our wedding to finalize our playlists, etc. He was prepared and ready for our meeting.
As for the wedding -- Kevin was amazing. He played everything we wanted, did not play anything we did not, and made the night great. He knew when to play some dance music and when to slow it down. The mixes and transitions were appropriate and nothing was abrupt. He really knew how to read the crowd and adjust accordingly. He worked with our caterer to make sure that everything was on time and cued up. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ.
Services Used: DJ
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Chris
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.2/5.0
We worked personally with Adrian, the owner, and he was great. He found the songs we asked for, even ones he didn't already own and was very easy to work with. On our wedding day, all his equipment worked flawlessly and was setup right on time and both he and his assistant were very professional. As an MC, he did a good job with all the announcements, directing and introducing people without being cheesy. The only complaint I heard was that some requests didn't get played but that was probably due to the relatively short time we had for dancing.
Services Used: DJ
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Kenny and Patty
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.1/5.0
We hired Matthew from sound in motion as our wedding DJ. He was careful to go over every detail with us beforehand, and was very available to discuss and plan out the wedding. During the wedding he did an equally great job in MCing and DJing, he kept the energy up and till the last minute before the venue closed. Definately would recommand.
Services Used: DJ
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sjoe
Wedding:
9/25/2010
3.2/5.0
They were good. I liked how they had everything online for you to fill out and lay out the timeline. They are very experienced and seemed organized. We did select one of the lower tier people, so that might be why the quality of service was not the best but hey you get what you pay for. I say that because there were a few things that were missed. We made some small special requests and they weren't completely fulfilled even though we were told they would be. Overall I think they were pretty good.
Services Used: DJ

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