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Sounds To Go

Roseville , CA
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Roseville, CA 95661 US (map)

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916-223-4508

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ABOUT US

Welcome!

My name is Justin Prahar, and I'm the owner/operator of Sounds To Go. I'd love to speak with you and learn more about your ideas, and your plans for your wedding day!... Read more
Welcome!

My name is Justin Prahar, and I'm the owner/operator of Sounds To Go. I'd love to speak with you and learn more about your ideas, and your plans for your wedding day! Once I know more about you, we'll look at how we can work together to plan your wedding day, and how I can help you bring your vision to life.

Together we can brainstorm and come up with fun, creative ideas for your wedding. Once we're done, I'll help you, your friends, and your family have the best time you possibly can while YOU relax and enjoy your wedding celebration!

No Surprises

When you work with Sounds To Go, you work with me every step of the way. You'll call me, e-mail me, and meet with me to plan your event, and I'm here for you during the entire process.

No impersonal office staff, no subcontractors, no "mystery DJ" showing up at your event. No surprises!

I realize that you'll be entrusting me to represent you to your closest family & friends, and to help you all have an unforgettable time. I don't take this trust, or your decision lightly. Since I hope we'll be working together closely, I'd like to tell you a bit about myself, and my journey.

My Story

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and my passion for music started at a young age, and pretty much began with my father's record collection. Everyone says it, but my musical tastes really are all over the place, and this gives me a great knack for musical programming, and for helping my clients set different moods for every part of their event. I love the challenge of finding just the right musical selections to fill and enhance each and every moment. Getting high-level direction from my clients, and filling in with just the right music to match their personality & tastes is one of the things I love the most about DJing.

When I was 13, I started playing guitar. Who DIDN'T want to be Eddie Van Halen in 1987, right?

Though I had been listening to music pretty intently for a while before that, I was pretty much all-consumed with music from that point on. While other kids were playing sports, hanging out, going out, and getting into trouble, I was in my room playing my guitar. Sometimes practicing meticulously, sometimes noodling randomly for hours on end, but always having fun! I still enjoy playing guitar & bass whenever I can. My experience as a musician exposed me to the performing and recording aspects of music, live sound equipment, and all sorts of cool and nerdy toys.

Fast forward several years. I met and married my wife, and best friend in the world, Laurie, and we relocated to Roseville, California with our 6 month old daughter to start our new life together.

Outside DJ'ing, and before becoming a full-time DJ, I spent most of my professional life working in the areas of online marketing & technology, with a recent focus on Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, and Social Media Management for small businesses.

Fun Facts

Favorite music(s): Classic & Psychedelic rock, Jazz, Avant-garde, Classical, Metal (Thrash, Speed, Death, Black, Grindcore... all of them), 80's Rock & Metal, world-musics.

Favorite artists: Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Black Sabbath, Rush, Van Halen, Living Colour, Patricia Barber, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Steve Vai, Chic Corea, Medeski Martin & Wood, Sepultura, Suffocation, Bach, Paganini, Lost Tribe, Ozzy, Primus, The Cars, Cream, Skinny Puppy, hundreds more.

Spicy food: I LOVE spicy food! I love spicy food challenges. I can eat spicier food than you. Or anyone you know. Seriously. You have no idea! I've eaten the hottest fresh peppers on the planet. Naga Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), Trinidad Scorpion, Carolina Reaper. I tried growing my own ghost pepper plant, but it died. They're hard to grow here. I have tons of hot sauces and extracts... Something spicy for any dish, and every occasion!

Pets: I'm a cat person, but love all animals. We have four cats, two parakeets, two aquariums, a hamster, and two hermit crabs. I try to blame all the pets on my daughter, but I'd have the fish, birds, and cats if it was just me anyway. Did you know cat people are smarter than dog people? Hey, I saw it on Facebook, so it has to be true, right? Just kidding!Dogs are fun too. Here's proof we can all just get along.

Favorite reads: I read miscellaneous philosophy, comparative religion, and as much layman-friendly theoretical physics as I can handle. I have subscriptions to Scientific American, Popular Science, and National Geographic magazines. I'm not smart, I just like to pretend. I don't like to read fiction. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Star Trek & Star Wars: Yes, I like them both, but I've always loved Star Trek more. Star Trek is science-fiction, Star Wars is science fantasy. Believe it or not, there IS a difference, and I love debating the nuances of this distinction whenever I get the chance. Got Nerd? BRING IT!

Confession: I was sad when Desperate Housewives ended.

Favorite things about my wife: She makes me laugh. She has a big heart. She keeps our household together. She can't sing a note, but sings like a diva in the car anyway. She's the best mom ever. She puts up with me, and that says enough!

Favorite dessert: Anything DARK chocolate. The flowerless chocolate cake at Rick's Dessert Diner is decadent, sinful, and all-around to die for. Not for the faint-of-cocoa-heart.

Collections: Aside from my instruments, I collect coffee table books on rock & roll history, it's culture and art, favorite artists, the history of guitars, etc.

Least favorite things: Sports, Shopping Malls, Politics.

One of my favorite things: That you're taking the time to read all this! :)

About Sounds To Go

Almost out of nowhere in 2004, I decide to try my hand at being a DJ. "Come on... I can do THAT!" I said. It did seem like a perfect fit after all. I had the extensive musical background & knowledge, and experience with all the equipment involved, so why not?

That was the beginning of Sounds To Go!

Fast forward again, and here we are today! Since starting my business, hundreds of memorable weddings and other special celebrations later, I have learned that there's so much more to being an entertainer than "just playing music," and "being a DJ" is really only a part of what I do. As much as I love the power of music and the effect it can have on people, the enjoyment I get out of simply playing music and playing with my (very cool) toys has grown to include something else... namely, the great satisfaction I find in helping to facilitate awesome events! I love helping my clients create a celebration that is uniquely theirs.

And finally...

Please visit my site! I have tried to give you more helpful, useful & relevant information than most DJ websites do. It's important to me that you understand how I work with you to make your day incredible, and it's also important to me that you get an idea of what you should expect from any DJ service you hire. I understand you're making a big decision, and let's face it... you're making a serious investment in entertainment for your wedding. My services aren't cheap. Not in price, or in value. I respect the decision you are making, so I want you to have as much information as possible to help you make the most informed choice you can when it comes to entertainment for your event. I hope you will find my site helpful in selecting your DJ entertainment, and in planning your wedding as well.

Well, that's about it for me... Now I want to hear about YOU! I do hope you'll contact me so we can work together to realize your vision for your special occasion.

Thank you for reading, and for considering my services.

Justin Prahar

Owner/Operator

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System

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Charlotte
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Justin was easy to work with, knowledgable about his profession, had wonderful suggestions, and was very flexible on our wedding day! He was exactly what we were hoping for - he helped the day run smoothly, and let us focus on enjoying our time with family and friends rather than worrying about the music or the flow of the wedding. I would 10/10 recommend him!
Justin was easy to work with, knowledgable about his profession, had wonderful suggestions, and was very flexible on our Read more...
Justin was easy to work with, knowledgable about his profession, had wonderful suggestions, and was very flexible on our wedding day! He was exactly what we were hoping for - he helped the day run smoothly, and let us focus on enjoying our time with family and friends rather than worrying about the music or the flow of the wedding. I would 10/10 recommend him! Read less
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Evan
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Justin is THE BEST!

We worked with Justin for our wedding and he did an amazing job! We met with him several times before the big day and each time he was prepared, on time and helped us create a detailed plan for the evening. Justin also went to the trouble of traveling all the way out for the rehearsal to see the space and plan everything out. Our wedding was in the country and Justin had no trouble setting up mics and speakers for the ceremony and of course came fully prepared for the reception. We didn't have a coordinator for the day, but we honestly didn't need one because Justin kept us on track the entire evening. Everyone enjoyed the music and had nothing but good things to say afterwards. We would recommend him for any event! He is worth every penny and we wouldn't change a thing if we did it all over again.
Justin is THE BEST!

We worked with Justin for our wedding and he did an amazing job! We met with him several Read more...
Justin is THE BEST!

We worked with Justin for our wedding and he did an amazing job! We met with him several times before the big day and each time he was prepared, on time and helped us create a detailed plan for the evening. Justin also went to the trouble of traveling all the way out for the rehearsal to see the space and plan everything out. Our wedding was in the country and Justin had no trouble setting up mics and speakers for the ceremony and of course came fully prepared for the reception. We didn't have a coordinator for the day, but we honestly didn't need one because Justin kept us on track the entire evening. Everyone enjoyed the music and had nothing but good things to say afterwards. We would recommend him for any event! He is worth every penny and we wouldn't change a thing if we did it all over again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and when we met up he provided us an outline for the wedding and gave us sheets to look over for which songs to play. He also wanted us to list types of music we like and will add our style into our playlist.
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and Read more...
Justin is a fantastic person to work with! Very attentive, as well as professional! Responded to our email quickly and when we met up he provided us an outline for the wedding and gave us sheets to look over for which songs to play. He also wanted us to list types of music we like and will add our style into our playlist. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Justin is VERY organized and supplies a entire wedding packet that not only helps him, but helps you in organizing your wedding. Justin also worked to ensure all the details of my wedding were not forgotten and made sure to work the details in a seamless way. I genuinely feel our wedding would not have been as successful as it was without Justin. Thank you!
Justin is VERY organized and supplies a entire wedding packet that not only helps him, but helps you in organizing your Read more...
Justin is VERY organized and supplies a entire wedding packet that not only helps him, but helps you in organizing your wedding. Justin also worked to ensure all the details of my wedding were not forgotten and made sure to work the details in a seamless way. I genuinely feel our wedding would not have been as successful as it was without Justin. Thank you! Read less
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Sounds To Go responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Courtney! You guys were so fun to work with, and had such a wonderful group of family & friends!

You put so much thought and care into your wedding, and it was my pleasure to help you make it all happen.

Thanks again to you & Jeff for having me. Let's party again someday!
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Martina
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Justin was absolutely amazing during the entire planning process and the day of! We had a very specific idea of what kind of music we wanted for our wedding and he asked all the right questions to make sure he captured that. He is the only DJ we ended up meeting with because he wow-ed us so much at our first meeting! He was extremely accommodating to our needs and very communicative leading up to the big day, making sure he had the right versions of the songs for our processional and first dance. The day of I was completely at ease because of the itinerary we had created together and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything that Justin was in charge of. During the reception Justin was involved just the right amount and managed to keep our dance floor full the entire night, which is exactly what we wanted! A month later, I am still getting friends and family gushing about what a great job he did.
Justin was absolutely amazing during the entire planning process and the day of! We had a very specific idea of what kind Read more...
Justin was absolutely amazing during the entire planning process and the day of! We had a very specific idea of what kind of music we wanted for our wedding and he asked all the right questions to make sure he captured that. He is the only DJ we ended up meeting with because he wow-ed us so much at our first meeting! He was extremely accommodating to our needs and very communicative leading up to the big day, making sure he had the right versions of the songs for our processional and first dance. The day of I was completely at ease because of the itinerary we had created together and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything that Justin was in charge of. During the reception Justin was involved just the right amount and managed to keep our dance floor full the entire night, which is exactly what we wanted! A month later, I am still getting friends and family gushing about what a great job he did. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire event, and had everybody up and dancing the entire time. We had SO MANY people compliment us on the DJ and many people told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and we think Justin is to thank for that!
You will not be sorry if you go with Justin - we plan to recommend him forever - and we will look for a reason to hire him again in the future!
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire Read more...
Justin is AWESOME! We can't say enough good things about him! He helped us with suggestions, helped us organize the entire event, and had everybody up and dancing the entire time. We had SO MANY people compliment us on the DJ and many people told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and we think Justin is to thank for that!
You will not be sorry if you go with Justin - we plan to recommend him forever - and we will look for a reason to hire him again in the future! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After our first meeting with Justin my husband and I got in the car and said "that's the one." A day later we called him and told him that we wanted to go with him... it was by far the best decision we made. Justin provided a full lay out of the entire wedding day.. he had everything written out on a well prepared spreadsheet with all of our details and song choices. He showed up to our rehearsal dinner and took charge. We didnt have a wedding coordinator and Justin was able to help us make sure that the ceremony went smoothly. He was so incredibly professional and fun to be around. On our wedding day the timing was PERFECT. Everyone was telling us how much fun our reception was and how much they loved the music. Justin really made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Wedding DJ. Thank you Justin for making our day so special. - Tyler & Chelsea Gianna
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After Read more...
My husband and i got married in May 2015 and was looking for a good DJ to help coordinate our wedding and reception. After our first meeting with Justin my husband and I got in the car and said "that's the one." A day later we called him and told him that we wanted to go with him... it was by far the best decision we made. Justin provided a full lay out of the entire wedding day.. he had everything written out on a well prepared spreadsheet with all of our details and song choices. He showed up to our rehearsal dinner and took charge. We didnt have a wedding coordinator and Justin was able to help us make sure that the ceremony went smoothly. He was so incredibly professional and fun to be around. On our wedding day the timing was PERFECT. Everyone was telling us how much fun our reception was and how much they loved the music. Justin really made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a Wedding DJ. Thank you Justin for making our day so special. - Tyler & Chelsea Gianna Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for my ceremony and our reception. Working with Justin was a complete pleasure because he is extremely organized, professional and flexible. The client's wishes always come first for him and so everything turned out exactly as I had imagined it in my head. He is friendly, easy to work with and his experience was a major asset as we began planning out all of the details of the day. Day of, we even threw him quite a few surprises which he managed gracefully and always with a smile. He arrived early to make sure that he could be set up on time without any glitches, and interfaced with many other key players that day to insure the event was also glitch free. Thank you Justin for making this so special for me and my husband. His music selections were always on point and our guests literally could not wait to get out of their seats and start dancing!! Many of our guests made sure to tell us how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the music and entertainment. THANK YOU Justin for making this day so special!
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for Read more...
Justin was one of the key players on the day of my wedding and delivered a seamless, well orchestrated music service for my ceremony and our reception. Working with Justin was a complete pleasure because he is extremely organized, professional and flexible. The client's wishes always come first for him and so everything turned out exactly as I had imagined it in my head. He is friendly, easy to work with and his experience was a major asset as we began planning out all of the details of the day. Day of, we even threw him quite a few surprises which he managed gracefully and always with a smile. He arrived early to make sure that he could be set up on time without any glitches, and interfaced with many other key players that day to insure the event was also glitch free. Thank you Justin for making this so special for me and my husband. His music selections were always on point and our guests literally could not wait to get out of their seats and start dancing!! Many of our guests made sure to tell us how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed the music and entertainment. THANK YOU Justin for making this day so special! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/6/2014
4.8/5.0
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Plus, he called me only 6 minutes after I requested info from him! That's unheard of! When we met, he was very professional and showed a genuine interest in my wedding, specifically my Muppet theme. We were very pleased with him!
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Read more...
I found Justin's website and I knew I liked him because he answered SO MANY questions BEFORE you could actually ask them. Plus, he called me only 6 minutes after I requested info from him! That's unheard of! When we met, he was very professional and showed a genuine interest in my wedding, specifically my Muppet theme. We were very pleased with him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring the right DJ was key to keeping my wedding ceremony and reception in accordance with my intentions.

Justin delivered as expected. Justin is professional, organized, and reliable. And he threw an awesome party. He read our crowd and played the music we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor.

I would recommend Justin to anyone. He is affordable and delivers a high quality DJ experience. Loved him!
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring Read more...
After 1 meeting with Justin, I knew he was the man for my wedding. With a DIY wedding upcoming, it was clear that hiring the right DJ was key to keeping my wedding ceremony and reception in accordance with my intentions.

Justin delivered as expected. Justin is professional, organized, and reliable. And he threw an awesome party. He read our crowd and played the music we wanted and kept everyone on the dance floor.

I would recommend Justin to anyone. He is affordable and delivers a high quality DJ experience. Loved him! Read less
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