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Sound Wave Entertainment

Bristow , VA
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LOCATION

12924 Hunting Cove Place
Bristow, VA US 20136 (map)

PHONE

703-753-9887

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ABOUT US

Sound Wave Entertainment is a full service DJ entertainment company serving Northern VA, MD, and DC.
We are family owned and operated since 1997 and we offer high quality... Read more
Sound Wave Entertainment is a full service DJ entertainment company serving Northern VA, MD, and DC.
We are family owned and operated since 1997 and we offer high quality personalized service for each of our clients.

Call us today at 703-753-9887 for availability for your event! Read less
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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:
We match the DJ style that YOU would like your event to be. Fully personalized experience. Always professional, always classy, and always there to make your event a success!
What is your usual attire?
We always arrive in tuxedo attire unless you prefer differently for your event.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We can almost always find the songs requested of our clients prior to the event.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have 3-4 DJs working for us, but ALWAYS - the one you hire will be the one who arrives to DJ your event.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
We encourage you to meet your DJ first to ensure he or she is the right personality match for you and your event!
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely we accept do not play lists, as the client's wishes are the driver of the event.
Do you bring your own equipment?
We have top of the line equipment, along with backup equipment on site.
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 arrive at least 1.5 hours ahead of time, and sometimes even earlier depending on the details and timing of your event. We will never be caught setting up or changing when your guests arrive!
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We ask for half of the total fee in the form of a non-refundable desposit in order book your event date.

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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot stress enough what a wonderful DJ Chris was to work with. Our wedding what truly magical with several unique events and inclusions, and Chris orchestrated the entire evening absolutely perfectly with not one hiccup. Moreover, the entire party was jumping all night long. I don't think one person wasn't on the dance floor and it was because he played the right music to excite our guests. I recommend him over and over.
I cannot stress enough what a wonderful DJ Chris was to work with. Our wedding what truly magical with several unique Read more...
I cannot stress enough what a wonderful DJ Chris was to work with. Our wedding what truly magical with several unique events and inclusions, and Chris orchestrated the entire evening absolutely perfectly with not one hiccup. Moreover, the entire party was jumping all night long. I don't think one person wasn't on the dance floor and it was because he played the right music to excite our guests. I recommend him over and over. Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I met Chris to go over our timeline and song choices, I could tell our day was going to be stress and worry free. I felt I could depend on Chris to keep us on track and we wouldn't have to worry about a thing. Our day was absolutely perfect!! We danced the night away and it was because he played the right music at the right time. I would absolutely recommend him!
When my husband and I met Chris to go over our timeline and song choices, I could tell our day was going to be stress and Read more...
When my husband and I met Chris to go over our timeline and song choices, I could tell our day was going to be stress and worry free. I felt I could depend on Chris to keep us on track and we wouldn't have to worry about a thing. Our day was absolutely perfect!! We danced the night away and it was because he played the right music at the right time. I would absolutely recommend him! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris met with us prior to our big day to discuss and plan the essential details. We were unsure about what songs to use during our processional and recessional; he took the time to talk with us, find out what we liked, and suggested the perfect songs! Our guests were up and dancing the majority of the time during our ceremony.

Chris was a great DJ. We felt like he truly cared about us, listened to our wants and needs, and went above and beyond to make sure that our big day was amazing. Everyone had a great time!
Chris met with us prior to our big day to discuss and plan the essential details. We were unsure about what songs to use Read more...
Chris met with us prior to our big day to discuss and plan the essential details. We were unsure about what songs to use during our processional and recessional; he took the time to talk with us, find out what we liked, and suggested the perfect songs! Our guests were up and dancing the majority of the time during our ceremony.

Chris was a great DJ. We felt like he truly cared about us, listened to our wants and needs, and went above and beyond to make sure that our big day was amazing. Everyone had a great time! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris was such an amazing DJ... we could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. Everyone was dancing and enjoyed the music and his fun antics. Tons of our guests kept telling us what a great time they had at our wedding and what great music there was. Soundwave is the BEST DJ company ever!!!
Chris was such an amazing DJ... we could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. Everyone was dancing and enjoyed Read more...
Chris was such an amazing DJ... we could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. Everyone was dancing and enjoyed the music and his fun antics. Tons of our guests kept telling us what a great time they had at our wedding and what great music there was. Soundwave is the BEST DJ company ever!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris was AMAZING!!! He listened to what we wanted, he incorporated our unique style into all elements of the evening and he played all of the songs on our Must-Play list (and none on our Do-Not-Play list). I danced all night long!!! The hits kept coming!

We had some concerns that the sounds/base would echo and sound awful at our large venue, but Chris made it work and it sounded nothing but amazing.

If ever I need DJ services in the future, I will definitely be hiring Chris again!!!!
Chris was AMAZING!!! He listened to what we wanted, he incorporated our unique style into all elements of the evening and Read more...
Chris was AMAZING!!! He listened to what we wanted, he incorporated our unique style into all elements of the evening and he played all of the songs on our Must-Play list (and none on our Do-Not-Play list). I danced all night long!!! The hits kept coming!

We had some concerns that the sounds/base would echo and sound awful at our large venue, but Chris made it work and it sounded nothing but amazing.

If ever I need DJ services in the future, I will definitely be hiring Chris again!!!! Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris and all of the staff at Sound Wave are excellent! Chris was extremely helpful and professional, and we received so many compliments about his services on our wedding day. A newly engaged couple that attended our wedding is booking them for their own wedding! Everyone had an amazing time, and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Chris was very helpful in helping us pick ceremony music and other song choices such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, entrance, etc. He was also very helpful in planning and coordinating the timeline for the entire day. I highly recommend you choose Sound Wave. The DJ makes the wedding fun, so you need to pick an excellent one!
Chris and all of the staff at Sound Wave are excellent! Chris was extremely helpful and professional, and we received so Read more...
Chris and all of the staff at Sound Wave are excellent! Chris was extremely helpful and professional, and we received so many compliments about his services on our wedding day. A newly engaged couple that attended our wedding is booking them for their own wedding! Everyone had an amazing time, and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Chris was very helpful in helping us pick ceremony music and other song choices such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, entrance, etc. He was also very helpful in planning and coordinating the timeline for the entire day. I highly recommend you choose Sound Wave. The DJ makes the wedding fun, so you need to pick an excellent one! Read less
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S
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We first discovered Chris Rao at a friend's wedding at Fort Belvoir before we were engaged. As soon as my groom popped the question, I knew we had to hire Chris for our big day. He has been such a professional, patient, and friendly person to work with from initial planning to the big day. He was also excellent at keeping the events of our wedding, cocktail hour, and ceremony on track throughout the entire evening. My family and friends love to dance, and he did an excellent job of playing our requests and also mixing in a few tunes of his own choosing to complete the playlist. He was extremely easy to work with, and really made our day such a fabulous event. We also discovered that he is very familiar with the staff where we held our event, which was another plus when we were planning our wedding. On top of handling all of the details independently for our big day, he showed up professionally dressed and really knew exactly how to conduct himself. Chris is incredibly professional, and is an expert in his line of work.
We first discovered Chris Rao at a friend's wedding at Fort Belvoir before we were engaged. As soon as my groom popped the Read more...
We first discovered Chris Rao at a friend's wedding at Fort Belvoir before we were engaged. As soon as my groom popped the question, I knew we had to hire Chris for our big day. He has been such a professional, patient, and friendly person to work with from initial planning to the big day. He was also excellent at keeping the events of our wedding, cocktail hour, and ceremony on track throughout the entire evening. My family and friends love to dance, and he did an excellent job of playing our requests and also mixing in a few tunes of his own choosing to complete the playlist. He was extremely easy to work with, and really made our day such a fabulous event. We also discovered that he is very familiar with the staff where we held our event, which was another plus when we were planning our wedding. On top of handling all of the details independently for our big day, he showed up professionally dressed and really knew exactly how to conduct himself. Chris is incredibly professional, and is an expert in his line of work. Read less
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Ashton
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Sound Wave Entertainment is the best DJ service around! This company is very personal and made sure that my husband and I were very pleased. We personally got to work with Chris Rao and he was just the absolute best ever!! We got so many compliments on our music selection and it was all possible thanks to Chris. We told him the genre of music that we liked best and he played all the right stuff. I would recommend and I continue to recommend this company to everyone I know that is getting married. You will not be sorry!

Thanks so much Chris,

Ashton & Tyler
Sound Wave Entertainment is the best DJ service around! This company is very personal and made sure that my husband and I Read more...
Sound Wave Entertainment is the best DJ service around! This company is very personal and made sure that my husband and I were very pleased. We personally got to work with Chris Rao and he was just the absolute best ever!! We got so many compliments on our music selection and it was all possible thanks to Chris. We told him the genre of music that we liked best and he played all the right stuff. I would recommend and I continue to recommend this company to everyone I know that is getting married. You will not be sorry!

Thanks so much Chris,

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Ashley
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was our DJ. He was awesome! Chris arrived early even though we didn't need a DJ for the actual ceremony he came to set up early. It was pouring like a girl on her wedding day's worst nightmare outside but since we chose this beautiful outside vineyard for our wedding and had done all this planning we decided rain or shine it was happening outside. Chris, the amazing guy that he was offered to stand outside in the rain and hold an umbrella over me and my dress since he didn't have anything to do during the ceremony! how sweet is he! I mean he wasn't even being paid yet! Anyway my dad actually held the umbrella for me so he didn't have to but the thought was just so nice! I also remember him asking people inside like other vendors and stuff if they needed help with anything (and this is all the stuff he did having nothing to do with what he was there to do!)

We pretty much told him a couple songs we really wanted to hear and which songs we hose for the first dances and entrances and such and then gave him the types of music my husband and I like and let him have free reign with it and he really did an amazing job from start to finish. Even just the types of music played during our sit down dinner were great. He was great mixing country/classic rock/ pop/hip hop/ everything! From the moment that we opened up the dance floor it was non stop. we had so much fun dancing the night away and so did every one else. Chris was an awesome DJ and he really made the our wedding night a spcial night!
Chris Rao was our DJ. He was awesome! Chris arrived early even though we didn't need a DJ for the actual ceremony he came Read more...
Chris Rao was our DJ. He was awesome! Chris arrived early even though we didn't need a DJ for the actual ceremony he came to set up early. It was pouring like a girl on her wedding day's worst nightmare outside but since we chose this beautiful outside vineyard for our wedding and had done all this planning we decided rain or shine it was happening outside. Chris, the amazing guy that he was offered to stand outside in the rain and hold an umbrella over me and my dress since he didn't have anything to do during the ceremony! how sweet is he! I mean he wasn't even being paid yet! Anyway my dad actually held the umbrella for me so he didn't have to but the thought was just so nice! I also remember him asking people inside like other vendors and stuff if they needed help with anything (and this is all the stuff he did having nothing to do with what he was there to do!)

We pretty much told him a couple songs we really wanted to hear and which songs we hose for the first dances and entrances and such and then gave him the types of music my husband and I like and let him have free reign with it and he really did an amazing job from start to finish. Even just the types of music played during our sit down dinner were great. He was great mixing country/classic rock/ pop/hip hop/ everything! From the moment that we opened up the dance floor it was non stop. we had so much fun dancing the night away and so did every one else. Chris was an awesome DJ and he really made the our wedding night a spcial night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Dan was the DJ for our wedding and he was fantastic! It rained right before our outdoor ceremony, so we really appreciate the fact that he was willing to set up in the rain and get his equipment a bit wet. During our reception, he kept the dance floor busy the whole night and even got the older folks dancing for a while! Chris Rao and Dan Trencher were so professional, patient and very organized when my mom and I met with them. I felt completely confident that Sound Wave Entertainment was going to do a great job on my wedding day, and they definitely did not disappoint! Thank you Chris and Dan!
Dan was the DJ for our wedding and he was fantastic! It rained right before our outdoor ceremony, so we really appreciate Read more...
Dan was the DJ for our wedding and he was fantastic! It rained right before our outdoor ceremony, so we really appreciate the fact that he was willing to set up in the rain and get his equipment a bit wet. During our reception, he kept the dance floor busy the whole night and even got the older folks dancing for a while! Chris Rao and Dan Trencher were so professional, patient and very organized when my mom and I met with them. I felt completely confident that Sound Wave Entertainment was going to do a great job on my wedding day, and they definitely did not disappoint! Thank you Chris and Dan! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
CHRIS WAS AWESOME! Both my husband's and my families are not really the dancing type and Chris managed to get everyone on the dance floor!!! If you're nervous about choosing the right DJ...pick Chris, stop worrying, and just DANCE :)
CHRIS WAS AWESOME! Both my husband's and my families are not really the dancing type and Chris managed to get everyone on Read more...
CHRIS WAS AWESOME! Both my husband's and my families are not really the dancing type and Chris managed to get everyone on the dance floor!!! If you're nervous about choosing the right DJ...pick Chris, stop worrying, and just DANCE :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was AWESOME! He helped me plan out the reception and had great advice. He kept the dance floor packed the whole night! All my guests were raving about how much fun the reception was and it was all because of Chris! He was responsive, flexible, and professional. I have no complaints. I would hire him again for another event in a heartbeat!
Chris Rao was AWESOME! He helped me plan out the reception and had great advice. He kept the dance floor packed the whole Read more...
Chris Rao was AWESOME! He helped me plan out the reception and had great advice. He kept the dance floor packed the whole night! All my guests were raving about how much fun the reception was and it was all because of Chris! He was responsive, flexible, and professional. I have no complaints. I would hire him again for another event in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chris R. and Chris W. are both fantastic! We worked with both of them prior our wedding, though Chris W. was the DJ at our wedding. He was great to work with, and did a fantastic job of keeping people on the dance floor all night long. He kept us on schedule the entire evening, so I didn't have to worry about that, and could just enjoy the day. I'm not a fan of DJs who "become the show" and Chris was outstanding. We heard from many guests who thought he had the perfect presence.
Chris R. and Chris W. are both fantastic! We worked with both of them prior our wedding, though Chris W. was the DJ at our Read more...
Chris R. and Chris W. are both fantastic! We worked with both of them prior our wedding, though Chris W. was the DJ at our wedding. He was great to work with, and did a fantastic job of keeping people on the dance floor all night long. He kept us on schedule the entire evening, so I didn't have to worry about that, and could just enjoy the day. I'm not a fan of DJs who "become the show" and Chris was outstanding. We heard from many guests who thought he had the perfect presence. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chris did a fantastic job for our wedding! He had the dance floor packed the whole night. He was so flexible yet gave great advice for our ceremony music and the reception entrance. We had so many compliments from our family and friends on all the songs. He had an easy going yet professional demeanor throughout the whole experience. I gave him a huge hug at the end of the night for everything he did. Thanks so much, Chris!
Chris did a fantastic job for our wedding! He had the dance floor packed the whole night. He was so flexible yet gave Read more...
Chris did a fantastic job for our wedding! He had the dance floor packed the whole night. He was so flexible yet gave great advice for our ceremony music and the reception entrance. We had so many compliments from our family and friends on all the songs. He had an easy going yet professional demeanor throughout the whole experience. I gave him a huge hug at the end of the night for everything he did. Thanks so much, Chris! Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
10/28/2012
4.8/5.0
We met Chris from Sound Wave at an open house at the venue we chose for our wedding, and liked him immediately. We were told he frequently DJs at the venue, so he was very familiar with it, and well prepared to have the outdoor wedding we hoped to have. He seemed like the perfect choice, and I am thrilled we did. We found out that not only does he frequently DJ there, he knows everyone that works there and is comfortable enough to be able to help out in anyway he can around the venue. The best man in our wedding also asked him to emcee his wedding after attending ours. Chris walked around the reception(since he was the emcee and not the dj he didn't have to stay with his equipment the whole time, he let the band handle the music) and found us to say hello. We met with him about a week before the wedding to hash out details, and he was able to meet us less than a mile from our house. We were't particular about what music we wanted for the ceremony(or should I say we had no idea what we wanted) and he had lots of options to play for us and plenty of suggestions for both traditional and non-traditional routes. The only semi-negative thing I have to say was that it was kind of difficult to get ahold of him, but it was never a problem for us. Chris was very friendly and professional and seemed to have top of the line equipment to make our night unforgettable. Many of the guests have told us what a great time they had, and that the music was fantastic. Chris did a spectacular job at both our wedding as well as the wedding we attended after.
We met Chris from Sound Wave at an open house at the venue we chose for our wedding, and liked him immediately. We were Read more...
We met Chris from Sound Wave at an open house at the venue we chose for our wedding, and liked him immediately. We were told he frequently DJs at the venue, so he was very familiar with it, and well prepared to have the outdoor wedding we hoped to have. He seemed like the perfect choice, and I am thrilled we did. We found out that not only does he frequently DJ there, he knows everyone that works there and is comfortable enough to be able to help out in anyway he can around the venue. The best man in our wedding also asked him to emcee his wedding after attending ours. Chris walked around the reception(since he was the emcee and not the dj he didn't have to stay with his equipment the whole time, he let the band handle the music) and found us to say hello. We met with him about a week before the wedding to hash out details, and he was able to meet us less than a mile from our house. We were't particular about what music we wanted for the ceremony(or should I say we had no idea what we wanted) and he had lots of options to play for us and plenty of suggestions for both traditional and non-traditional routes. The only semi-negative thing I have to say was that it was kind of difficult to get ahold of him, but it was never a problem for us. Chris was very friendly and professional and seemed to have top of the line equipment to make our night unforgettable. Many of the guests have told us what a great time they had, and that the music was fantastic. Chris did a spectacular job at both our wedding as well as the wedding we attended after. Read less
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wishes
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Chris Rao and he was AMAZING! He was professional, fun to work with and offered music selections that fit our theme. Our guests loved how he kept the party going! The dance floor was NEVER empty which is exactly what we wanted.

We are so happy with the service Chris gave us and would definitely recommend him and the company to everyone!
Our DJ was Chris Rao and he was AMAZING! He was professional, fun to work with and offered music selections that fit our Read more...
Our DJ was Chris Rao and he was AMAZING! He was professional, fun to work with and offered music selections that fit our theme. Our guests loved how he kept the party going! The dance floor was NEVER empty which is exactly what we wanted.

We are so happy with the service Chris gave us and would definitely recommend him and the company to everyone! Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Chris from Sound Wave Entertainment DJ for our wedding and reception. He was WONDERFUL! My husband and I did not give him much guidance on what we wanted to play, just the type of music we liked and I did not hear one song I did not like the entire day. He was on top of everything that happened and responded quickly to every situation. He kept the day running smooth and everything on schedule. I have been to many weddings where the DJ talks just to hear themselves talk, Chris really kept the day about us. He responded to our guests’ requests and keep people out on the dance floor. He was highly professional and well worth every penny!
We had Chris from Sound Wave Entertainment DJ for our wedding and reception. He was WONDERFUL! My husband and I did not Read more...
We had Chris from Sound Wave Entertainment DJ for our wedding and reception. He was WONDERFUL! My husband and I did not give him much guidance on what we wanted to play, just the type of music we liked and I did not hear one song I did not like the entire day. He was on top of everything that happened and responded quickly to every situation. He kept the day running smooth and everything on schedule. I have been to many weddings where the DJ talks just to hear themselves talk, Chris really kept the day about us. He responded to our guests’ requests and keep people out on the dance floor. He was highly professional and well worth every penny! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been an events manager for three different wedding venues in the NoVa region and Chris has been on all three of the preferred vendor lists because of his professionalism, quality of service, and ability to get everyone out on the dance floor. Their fun personalities, creative ideas, promptness, and professionalism make them top vendors overall in the event industry. (This includes photographers, bakeries, videographers, etc.) I have worked over 250 events and worked with a huge number of DJs and Chris/Soundwave is by far the best, which is why I chose him to DJ my wedding.
I have been an events manager for three different wedding venues in the NoVa region and Chris has been on all three of the Read more...
I have been an events manager for three different wedding venues in the NoVa region and Chris has been on all three of the preferred vendor lists because of his professionalism, quality of service, and ability to get everyone out on the dance floor. Their fun personalities, creative ideas, promptness, and professionalism make them top vendors overall in the event industry. (This includes photographers, bakeries, videographers, etc.) I have worked over 250 events and worked with a huge number of DJs and Chris/Soundwave is by far the best, which is why I chose him to DJ my wedding. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao did a fabulous job at our wedding reception. I had put together a list of must play songs, requests for specific guests, and a don't play list and he really stuck to it. Adding in lots of other great wedding songs that really made for a great party. Half of my husband's family is from Austria and he even on the spot found a traditional German wedding dance song that was really fun for our international guests. He kept the event on schedule, was dressed professionally, and just always had a smile on his face which goes a long way to say that he really enjoys what he does and it's not just another wedding for him. Thank you so much!
Chris Rao did a fabulous job at our wedding reception. I had put together a list of must play songs, requests for specific Read more...
Chris Rao did a fabulous job at our wedding reception. I had put together a list of must play songs, requests for specific guests, and a don't play list and he really stuck to it. Adding in lots of other great wedding songs that really made for a great party. Half of my husband's family is from Austria and he even on the spot found a traditional German wedding dance song that was really fun for our international guests. He kept the event on schedule, was dressed professionally, and just always had a smile on his face which goes a long way to say that he really enjoys what he does and it's not just another wedding for him. Thank you so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was suburb from planning to playing the last song. He was able to guide us through selections and ideas for dances and we loved his relaxed, professional manner. He is very quick to respond to questions, was always courteous and it was a pleasure to work with him. Personable, entertaining and a perfect addition for a fun wedding experience.
Chris Rao was suburb from planning to playing the last song. He was able to guide us through selections and ideas for Read more...
Chris Rao was suburb from planning to playing the last song. He was able to guide us through selections and ideas for dances and we loved his relaxed, professional manner. He is very quick to respond to questions, was always courteous and it was a pleasure to work with him. Personable, entertaining and a perfect addition for a fun wedding experience. Read less
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MrsPhilpott
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
CHRIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! if we ever have another large event where a DJ is needed we will be giving chris a call real quick! Best decision of the entire wedding! Everything ran as smoothly as possible even with a few medical emergencies with Chris' help, we got everything back on track and made a smooth transition to the rest of the night. The music played was great, ceremony and reception were both beautiful and we have most of the night to thank Chris for! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED we were so so pleased!
CHRIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! if we ever have another large event where a DJ is needed we will be giving chris a call real Read more...
CHRIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! if we ever have another large event where a DJ is needed we will be giving chris a call real quick! Best decision of the entire wedding! Everything ran as smoothly as possible even with a few medical emergencies with Chris' help, we got everything back on track and made a smooth transition to the rest of the night. The music played was great, ceremony and reception were both beautiful and we have most of the night to thank Chris for! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED we were so so pleased! Read less
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The Dark Passenger
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris did an excellent job as DJ for our ceremony and reception. He even made a last minute change to our ceremony music the night before the wedding. Our wedding was right after Thanksgiving and Chris drove back from his family gathering a day early to be at our rehearsal.
Chris did an excellent job as DJ for our ceremony and reception. He even made a last minute change to our ceremony music Read more...
Chris did an excellent job as DJ for our ceremony and reception. He even made a last minute change to our ceremony music the night before the wedding. Our wedding was right after Thanksgiving and Chris drove back from his family gathering a day early to be at our rehearsal. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was awesome! He was extremely organized, helped us with our reception timeline, and even sent us song suggestions when we were having trouble making our selections. Chris was a fantastic DJ, took care of everything on our wedding day, and made sure we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Our guests were up and dancing all evening! We wish we had another event upcoming so we could work with him again – I’d highly recommend Sound Wave Entertainment and Chris Rao for your next event!
Chris Rao was awesome! He was extremely organized, helped us with our reception timeline, and even sent us song Read more...
Chris Rao was awesome! He was extremely organized, helped us with our reception timeline, and even sent us song suggestions when we were having trouble making our selections. Chris was a fantastic DJ, took care of everything on our wedding day, and made sure we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Our guests were up and dancing all evening! We wish we had another event upcoming so we could work with him again – I’d highly recommend Sound Wave Entertainment and Chris Rao for your next event! Read less
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Elisa
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Aside from our photographers, Chris was the only vendor that we had no concerns about. He responded to all of our emails promptly and took care of everything the day of our wedding! He provided us with a great timeline that allowed us to have more time for dancing and entertained our guests! Thanks Chris!
Aside from our photographers, Chris was the only vendor that we had no concerns about. He responded to all of our emails Read more...
Aside from our photographers, Chris was the only vendor that we had no concerns about. He responded to all of our emails promptly and took care of everything the day of our wedding! He provided us with a great timeline that allowed us to have more time for dancing and entertained our guests! Thanks Chris! Read less
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HouseofMaps
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris R was the DJ for our wedding. He was a fantastic Dj and kept our guests entertained the whole night. He genuinely cares about his clients-and spent time before our event going over the day's details & getting to know us. I would highly recommend Chris and Soundwave DJs for any event.
Chris R was the DJ for our wedding. He was a fantastic Dj and kept our guests entertained the whole night. He genuinely Read more...
Chris R was the DJ for our wedding. He was a fantastic Dj and kept our guests entertained the whole night. He genuinely cares about his clients-and spent time before our event going over the day's details & getting to know us. I would highly recommend Chris and Soundwave DJs for any event. Read less
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Brittany and Jeremy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris MCed and DJed our wedding and was exemplary. Start to finish through the process of working with Chris, his experience and professionalism was apparent by walking us through all aspects of his involvement and value in our wedding. Chris was so great in helping us determine the flow of events and understanding how best to order our ceremony and reception. When it came to the music, Chris did a wonderful job in gauging the crowd and picking up on themes and styles of music to keep folks – young and old – out on the dance floor. Of all the vendors that went into making our wedding happen, Chris was one of the few at the top who really knocked it out of the park for us. We are happy to write this review, and recommend him to future couples.
Chris MCed and DJed our wedding and was exemplary. Start to finish through the process of working with Chris, his Read more...
Chris MCed and DJed our wedding and was exemplary. Start to finish through the process of working with Chris, his experience and professionalism was apparent by walking us through all aspects of his involvement and value in our wedding. Chris was so great in helping us determine the flow of events and understanding how best to order our ceremony and reception. When it came to the music, Chris did a wonderful job in gauging the crowd and picking up on themes and styles of music to keep folks – young and old – out on the dance floor. Of all the vendors that went into making our wedding happen, Chris was one of the few at the top who really knocked it out of the park for us. We are happy to write this review, and recommend him to future couples. Read less
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Shayda
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was the dj for our recent wedding and I'm so glad we used his services! He is such a nice person and just made our event fun and upbeat. I had a long list of personal requests as far as music was concerned and he basically played everything I asked for. He did an awesome job moving things along for us amidst the chaos and guests were dancing all night long. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
Chris Rao was the dj for our recent wedding and I'm so glad we used his services! He is such a nice person and just made Read more...
Chris Rao was the dj for our recent wedding and I'm so glad we used his services! He is such a nice person and just made our event fun and upbeat. I had a long list of personal requests as far as music was concerned and he basically played everything I asked for. He did an awesome job moving things along for us amidst the chaos and guests were dancing all night long. I would hire him again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Chris Rao kept my guests dancing all night long! No one wanted to leave! The day after my wedding I had at least 5 phone calls from friends asking about my DJ because he simply MADE THE WEDDING! :-) We were thrilled with Chris and his company and will surely recommend him to all friends and family in the future for any occasion! Thanks so much, Chris!!
DJ Chris Rao kept my guests dancing all night long! No one wanted to leave! The day after my wedding I had at least 5 Read more...
DJ Chris Rao kept my guests dancing all night long! No one wanted to leave! The day after my wedding I had at least 5 phone calls from friends asking about my DJ because he simply MADE THE WEDDING! :-) We were thrilled with Chris and his company and will surely recommend him to all friends and family in the future for any occasion! Thanks so much, Chris!! Read less
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April
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Finding a DJ is extremely important for your big day because it really can make a huge difference on how your reception flows. The minute I met Chris at a bridal show at Bristow Manor, I knew he was the perfect guy for the job. He absolutely did not disappoint me. I loved that the dance floor was packed the entire night. Our night flew by because we had so much fun! Chris did an amazing job both during our ceremony and reception. He played a variety of music and also took requests. I am thankful I booked him in time for our event! I would highly recommend him for any event because he takes the time to sit down and talk with you one on one to get a feel for your type of music! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! :)
Finding a DJ is extremely important for your big day because it really can make a huge difference on how your reception Read more...
Finding a DJ is extremely important for your big day because it really can make a huge difference on how your reception flows. The minute I met Chris at a bridal show at Bristow Manor, I knew he was the perfect guy for the job. He absolutely did not disappoint me. I loved that the dance floor was packed the entire night. Our night flew by because we had so much fun! Chris did an amazing job both during our ceremony and reception. He played a variety of music and also took requests. I am thankful I booked him in time for our event! I would highly recommend him for any event because he takes the time to sit down and talk with you one on one to get a feel for your type of music! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Chris. He was so great to work with. He kept everything on schedule and flowing smoothly. He really made our night perfect. Sadly, the father of one of my bridesmaid's passed away the day before the wedding and she had to fly home to be with her family. Chris was sweet enough to set her up on his ipad in the front row so she could "still be there." Then she got carried around the reception so she could be there too!! That was such a thoughtful gesture and it helped us all take away a little of her sadness.
We LOVED Chris. He was so great to work with. He kept everything on schedule and flowing smoothly. He really made our Read more...
We LOVED Chris. He was so great to work with. He kept everything on schedule and flowing smoothly. He really made our night perfect. Sadly, the father of one of my bridesmaid's passed away the day before the wedding and she had to fly home to be with her family. Chris was sweet enough to set her up on his ipad in the front row so she could "still be there." Then she got carried around the reception so she could be there too!! That was such a thoughtful gesture and it helped us all take away a little of her sadness. Read less
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April
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao was great! He was fun and professional and did a great job playing softer music during dinner, music for older guests earlier in the evening, and music for younger people later in the night. He dutifully adhered to my long do-not-play list (despite the pleas from my some of my guests!) I appreciated that when my guests begged to hear the cha-cha slide, he conceded only when I was in the bathroom:) He helped make my wedding perfect--a big thanks to Chris!
Chris Rao was great! He was fun and professional and did a great job playing softer music during dinner, music for older Read more...
Chris Rao was great! He was fun and professional and did a great job playing softer music during dinner, music for older guests earlier in the evening, and music for younger people later in the night. He dutifully adhered to my long do-not-play list (despite the pleas from my some of my guests!) I appreciated that when my guests begged to hear the cha-cha slide, he conceded only when I was in the bathroom:) He helped make my wedding perfect--a big thanks to Chris! Read less
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michaelandsusanna
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Very good service, reasonably priced and enjoyed by young and old!
Chris Rao was a very wonderful addition to our wedding reception at The Briar Patch, he was able to make the whole day musical...from aisle walking to after dinner dancing,all bases were covered!
We would highly recommend using a smaller company for a more personal feel, for us Chris Rao and Soundwave was it!!!!!
Very good service, reasonably priced and enjoyed by young and old!
Chris Rao was a very wonderful addition to our Read more...
Very good service, reasonably priced and enjoyed by young and old!
Chris Rao was a very wonderful addition to our wedding reception at The Briar Patch, he was able to make the whole day musical...from aisle walking to after dinner dancing,all bases were covered!
We would highly recommend using a smaller company for a more personal feel, for us Chris Rao and Soundwave was it!!!!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.9/5.0
Chris provided the music for the ceremony and the reception. I met with him two times before the wedding and worked out all the details. Chris was always available to answer my questions, give me vendor ideas, provide tickets to bridal shows, and provide me ideas for the reception. Chris became my wedding coordinator for the day and handled the schedule for the day with the reception staff. He had the timeline for the whole event and did a great job keeping things moving. We got ahead of schedule before the reception, so he adjusted when certain dances and events were going to happen. I didn't have to worry about anything during the wedding. Chris did a great job. The dance floor was never empty. We had kids, parents, grandparents, and friends dancing all night long even though they hadn't planned on it. He had a great variety of music and did a great job figuring out what the guests wanted to hear.
Chris provided the music for the ceremony and the reception. I met with him two times before the wedding and worked out Read more...
Chris provided the music for the ceremony and the reception. I met with him two times before the wedding and worked out all the details. Chris was always available to answer my questions, give me vendor ideas, provide tickets to bridal shows, and provide me ideas for the reception. Chris became my wedding coordinator for the day and handled the schedule for the day with the reception staff. He had the timeline for the whole event and did a great job keeping things moving. We got ahead of schedule before the reception, so he adjusted when certain dances and events were going to happen. I didn't have to worry about anything during the wedding. Chris did a great job. The dance floor was never empty. We had kids, parents, grandparents, and friends dancing all night long even though they hadn't planned on it. He had a great variety of music and did a great job figuring out what the guests wanted to hear. Read less
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The Getsons
Wedding:
8/15/2010
4.9/5.0
Chris Rao was a fantastic DJ and kept the dance floor going at our wedding. He even got on the floor to show everyone how to do the electric slide. :) Chris had a fun personality that went over very well with both of us. He was willing to meet when we needed to and was very easy to work with when it came to music selections and timing.
He also set up the speaker system for the outdoor ceremony and everything was flawless from the speakers for the music at the end of the ceremony to the mic provided for our readers.
All in all, we can't complain. He wasn't always quick to respond to emails, but we would recommend using Chris as a DJ to anyone because he was GREAT!
Chris Rao was a fantastic DJ and kept the dance floor going at our wedding. He even got on the floor to show everyone how Read more...
Chris Rao was a fantastic DJ and kept the dance floor going at our wedding. He even got on the floor to show everyone how to do the electric slide. :) Chris had a fun personality that went over very well with both of us. He was willing to meet when we needed to and was very easy to work with when it came to music selections and timing.
He also set up the speaker system for the outdoor ceremony and everything was flawless from the speakers for the music at the end of the ceremony to the mic provided for our readers.
All in all, we can't complain. He wasn't always quick to respond to emails, but we would recommend using Chris as a DJ to anyone because he was GREAT! Read less
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Kris
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Soundwave provided a DJ for my wedding, and I couldn't have asked for more. He was attentive, flexible and really helpful in meetings before the event. He carried out all our special requests, and filled in where we had no idea what we wanted. Easily the best vendor we had.
Soundwave provided a DJ for my wedding, and I couldn't have asked for more. He was attentive, flexible and really helpful Read more...
Soundwave provided a DJ for my wedding, and I couldn't have asked for more. He was attentive, flexible and really helpful in meetings before the event. He carried out all our special requests, and filled in where we had no idea what we wanted. Easily the best vendor we had. Read less
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Chenda
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.5/5.0
Our DJ, David Harris, was great. He really got people on the dancefloor, and really moved the event exactly how we wanted it, even though we never met before the wedding, and we were an hour behind. We really appreciated his flexibility and ability to adapt to the situation. Plus we had so much fun and so did everyone else. We highly recommend his services.
Our DJ, David Harris, was great. He really got people on the dancefloor, and really moved the event exactly how we wanted Read more...
Our DJ, David Harris, was great. He really got people on the dancefloor, and really moved the event exactly how we wanted it, even though we never met before the wedding, and we were an hour behind. We really appreciated his flexibility and ability to adapt to the situation. Plus we had so much fun and so did everyone else. We highly recommend his services. Read less
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danieldporter
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris Rao did our wedding and he was the best DJ we could have asked for. We were a little unconvinced that their rates would be worth it but after the wedding we were more than grateful for what we received for the cost. He kept the kids at our wedding happy and dancing after they finished dinner by playing hip songs that kids know from movies like Shrek while the parents finished their meals and then got everyone involved seamlessly. He played just the right music to please everyone and made sure to throw in the songs that we wanted to hear as well. The best part was that he was easily available for whatever you needed him for and also that he did not need too much direction from us and I value a vendor that can please everyone without the customer having to be too involved in the planning. Everyone had a great time and we highly recommend his services to all future bride and grooms.
Chris Rao did our wedding and he was the best DJ we could have asked for. We were a little unconvinced that their rates Read more...
Chris Rao did our wedding and he was the best DJ we could have asked for. We were a little unconvinced that their rates would be worth it but after the wedding we were more than grateful for what we received for the cost. He kept the kids at our wedding happy and dancing after they finished dinner by playing hip songs that kids know from movies like Shrek while the parents finished their meals and then got everyone involved seamlessly. He played just the right music to please everyone and made sure to throw in the songs that we wanted to hear as well. The best part was that he was easily available for whatever you needed him for and also that he did not need too much direction from us and I value a vendor that can please everyone without the customer having to be too involved in the planning. Everyone had a great time and we highly recommend his services to all future bride and grooms. Read less
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s
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Chris Rao was the DJ for our wedding! He was AMAZING! He kept the party going and really catered to our wants and needs in music taste. I would recommend him and Sound Wave Entertainment to anyone getting married in the Northern Virginia area.
Chris Rao was the DJ for our wedding! He was AMAZING! He kept the party going and really catered to our wants and needs in Read more...
Chris Rao was the DJ for our wedding! He was AMAZING! He kept the party going and really catered to our wants and needs in music taste. I would recommend him and Sound Wave Entertainment to anyone getting married in the Northern Virginia area. Read less
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