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Sowa Entertainment

Manchester , NH
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Manchester, NH 03104 US (map)

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603-685-4229

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"We help our clients create fun and memorable moments for their once-in-a-lifetime celebrations."

Sowa Entertainment specializes in providing the best personalized... Read more
"We help our clients create fun and memorable moments for their once-in-a-lifetime celebrations."

Sowa Entertainment specializes in providing the best personalized entertainment services in the Manchester-Boston region. Our mobile entertainers are more than just DJs - they are highly-skilled Masters of Ceremonies and Disc Jockies. This combination of professional tallent means that you'll not just have a FUN celebration; you'll have a MEMORABLE one, a CLASSY one; and most importantly, a celebration that is THE BEST because your Sowa Entertainment entertainer takes the time to get to know you so that he can help you create a celebration that is fun and memorable for you, your family, and guests.

Each Sowa Entertainment entertainer loves what he does, and it shows in every conversation you have with him, every moment of your wedding day, and the great reviews that you see here on WeddingWire. Please take a look around, visit our website(s) and Facebook page(s), then get in touch so that we can introduce you to your Master of Ceremonies/DJ and get the creative wedding ideas flowing! 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, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your usual attire?
A black tuxedo with white dress shirt and tie, for weddings. Of course, my attire is customizable based on the client's preference (and within reason...i.e. no bathing suits outdoors in February!).
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. I will do my best to seek out the song and purchase it for my collection prior to the event. In the off chance that it is such a rare song that I cannot find it, then I would ask the client to please provide me with their copy.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely! In fact, it's encouraged. This allows us to meet each other and talk in more detail about wedding plans.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes. If there are songs or artists that the client absolutely does not want played, a do-not-play list makes that straightforward and helps the DJ in getting a better idea of what types of music to avoid. The same goes for a request list - providing a list of requests gives the DJ a great starting point to use their musical knowledge to pick songs for your event that fit your tastes.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. All professional-grade audiovisual equipment consisting of Bose, JBL, Sennheiser, Apple, and other brands.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Photo Booth, Uplighting, Projection, Dance floor lighting setup
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?
Generally 1-2 hours before guests arrive is needed to ensure that equipment is setup, sound-tested, and ready to go for your party. Sometimes more time is needed for special exceptions. If this is the case, your DJ will notify you of this when you meet for your pre-event consultation.
 A standard banquet table is required, and the function facility or client is asked to provide this.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Just that there be sufficient, grounded electricity within 50 feet of the DJ table.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, not at weddings or other private events.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In all the years that I have been DJing there has never been a time that I have not been able to DJ an event that I was booked for. However, I do have a network of DJs whom I can call upon to take my place if there is an extreme emergency or illness that prohibits me from DJing the event.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Evin was the DJ and emcee for my wedding. I really can't imagine anyone doing a better job than he did. His service was impressive from the get-go, even traveling an hour to meet with us a couple weeks before the wedding. His flexibility was great, and especially appreciated with the impending thunderstorm during our ceremony. And the music was fantastic! We received many compliments that my husband and I "know how to throw a good party" but a large part of that is because Evin knows how to throw a good party! He kept everyone dancing all night!
Evin was the DJ and emcee for my wedding. I really can't imagine anyone doing a better job than he did. His service was Read more...
Evin was the DJ and emcee for my wedding. I really can't imagine anyone doing a better job than he did. His service was impressive from the get-go, even traveling an hour to meet with us a couple weeks before the wedding. His flexibility was great, and especially appreciated with the impending thunderstorm during our ceremony. And the music was fantastic! We received many compliments that my husband and I "know how to throw a good party" but a large part of that is because Evin knows how to throw a good party! He kept everyone dancing all night! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We contacted Sowa Entertainment immediately after booking our venue. Greg Sowa, the owner, helped us to decide on services provided by the company. Sowa Entertainment provided the ceremony, cocktail and reception music/entertainment; the photobooth (NH Photo Fun Booth); and the uplighting. Initially I was hesitant to have uplighting (didn't want a "club" feel), and I loved how it turned out. We had many song requests from YouTube, which they were able to find for us. Everyone LOVED the photobooth, and the scrapbook is so much fun to look through. I didn't happen to cartwheel the photobooth attendants name but he was so helpful taming the party animals, printing extra photo strips and manning the booth. Greg Sowa MC'd the introductions, before Evin Baird took over MC/DJ responsibilities for the night - both did a great job. They took our vague requests and descriptions of the feel of our musical tastes and translated them cohesively from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner and dancing - it was a great night of dancing and singing. Thank you Sowa Entertainment!
We contacted Sowa Entertainment immediately after booking our venue. Greg Sowa, the owner, helped us to decide on services Read more...
We contacted Sowa Entertainment immediately after booking our venue. Greg Sowa, the owner, helped us to decide on services provided by the company. Sowa Entertainment provided the ceremony, cocktail and reception music/entertainment; the photobooth (NH Photo Fun Booth); and the uplighting. Initially I was hesitant to have uplighting (didn't want a "club" feel), and I loved how it turned out. We had many song requests from YouTube, which they were able to find for us. Everyone LOVED the photobooth, and the scrapbook is so much fun to look through. I didn't happen to cartwheel the photobooth attendants name but he was so helpful taming the party animals, printing extra photo strips and manning the booth. Greg Sowa MC'd the introductions, before Evin Baird took over MC/DJ responsibilities for the night - both did a great job. They took our vague requests and descriptions of the feel of our musical tastes and translated them cohesively from ceremony to cocktail hour to dinner and dancing - it was a great night of dancing and singing. Thank you Sowa Entertainment! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was our first vendor that we booked. We first met Greg a year before the wedding. He was very energetic and we got along great. Between all three of us, we had so many things in common that Greg knew he would be the perfect DJ for us. And he sure was right! We met one more time before the wedding. He was very helpful with music choices since I am so indecisive. He has us fill out stories so he can get to know us and the wedding party. I kept it until last minute that it was too late to fill it out. I emailed Greg and he immediately made it available for me to fill out. The stories that he used to introduce the wedding party was perfect!! The day of the wedding he was great. Greg was so accommodating that day. He worked so well when one of the groomsmen played the violin while I walked down the aisle. The music the whole night was perfect. All my guests were raving about Greg!!
Greg was our first vendor that we booked. We first met Greg a year before the wedding. He was very energetic and we got Read more...
Greg was our first vendor that we booked. We first met Greg a year before the wedding. He was very energetic and we got along great. Between all three of us, we had so many things in common that Greg knew he would be the perfect DJ for us. And he sure was right! We met one more time before the wedding. He was very helpful with music choices since I am so indecisive. He has us fill out stories so he can get to know us and the wedding party. I kept it until last minute that it was too late to fill it out. I emailed Greg and he immediately made it available for me to fill out. The stories that he used to introduce the wedding party was perfect!! The day of the wedding he was great. Greg was so accommodating that day. He worked so well when one of the groomsmen played the violin while I walked down the aisle. The music the whole night was perfect. All my guests were raving about Greg!! Read less
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Jon
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
SOWA was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning. We chose DJ Doug Boucher - Specializing in Weddings, Company Events, School Dances to DJ our special day, and he was more than accommodating. We needed quite a bit of help on sound for the ceremony because it was outdoors, and they never even batted an eyelash. Got the groom and the JP mic'ed up and everyone could hear everything. Their music selection is not only vast, but Doug knew exactly what to play based on some of our other selections. We had some odd requests for him, such as a mash-up of two songs for the father daughter dance and he had it done the next day for our approval. One hiccup was saying the wrong name on the bride and groom entrance into the reception, apparently my name is Mark Wolf =P, but that was quickly remedied and I know he felt bad about it. In all honesty, it didn't bother me at all. All in all though, a wonderful experience and will recommend them to everyone!
SOWA was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning. We chose DJ Doug Boucher - Specializing in Weddings, Company Events, Read more...
SOWA was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning. We chose DJ Doug Boucher - Specializing in Weddings, Company Events, School Dances to DJ our special day, and he was more than accommodating. We needed quite a bit of help on sound for the ceremony because it was outdoors, and they never even batted an eyelash. Got the groom and the JP mic'ed up and everyone could hear everything. Their music selection is not only vast, but Doug knew exactly what to play based on some of our other selections. We had some odd requests for him, such as a mash-up of two songs for the father daughter dance and he had it done the next day for our approval. One hiccup was saying the wrong name on the bride and groom entrance into the reception, apparently my name is Mark Wolf =P, but that was quickly remedied and I know he felt bad about it. In all honesty, it didn't bother me at all. All in all though, a wonderful experience and will recommend them to everyone! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Suzanna
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg and his team provided AMAZING service for our wedding this past summer at Waterville Valley Resort. Since day one, Greg was extremely helpful in the planning of our wedding. Our guests have not stopped complimenting his work during the wedding. He had everyone including friends from colleges, parents, family friends and grandparents on the dance floor the entire night. Our favorite part of his service was the write-ups for the reception. We were able to fill out individual questionaires on our wedding party and Greg did write-up's on each person while they were being announced at the reception. It was a great way to include a personal touch for our wedding party and I know the guests really enjoyed it too! All in all, I would recommend Sowa Entertainment to anyone who is starting to plan their wedding. Greg will be there for you every step of the way!
Greg and his team provided AMAZING service for our wedding this past summer at Waterville Valley Resort. Since day one, Read more...
Greg and his team provided AMAZING service for our wedding this past summer at Waterville Valley Resort. Since day one, Greg was extremely helpful in the planning of our wedding. Our guests have not stopped complimenting his work during the wedding. He had everyone including friends from colleges, parents, family friends and grandparents on the dance floor the entire night. Our favorite part of his service was the write-ups for the reception. We were able to fill out individual questionaires on our wedding party and Greg did write-up's on each person while they were being announced at the reception. It was a great way to include a personal touch for our wedding party and I know the guests really enjoyed it too! All in all, I would recommend Sowa Entertainment to anyone who is starting to plan their wedding. Greg will be there for you every step of the way! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Evin at Sowa for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He was fun to work with, played great music all night and even put up with all my guests crazy requests! He found all the obscure songs I put on my playlist and even edited our first dance song to make it perfect! I would definitely recommend him!
We worked with Evin at Sowa for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He was fun to work with, played great music all Read more...
We worked with Evin at Sowa for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He was fun to work with, played great music all night and even put up with all my guests crazy requests! He found all the obscure songs I put on my playlist and even edited our first dance song to make it perfect! I would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
7/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Evin was our DJ at our wedding. We had 140 guests at the wedding, and he handled it seamlessly. At first I wasn't convinced of having a DJ - I was going to do the whole ipod thing....then i got cold feet! Thank goodness I did. As soon as that happened, I polled my friends that recently got married for DJ recommendations. Sowa Entertainement came up, as well as many others. For me it was the professionalism in the way that they do business that did it for me. I was impressed since the first day we met Evin in the way that he listened to us, and made every planning meeting fun. He was also very flexible with meeting times schedule-wise. He really had an excellent presence at our wedding, and tailored it to exactly what we were hoping for. He choreographed the whole event seamlessly, and came and found us when certain events were coming up so that we weren't surprised and I can't tell you how invaluable that was. He kept all our guests dancing all night, and we had an absolute blast. He played all the recommendations we had and even tackled my 84 year old Italian grandma's request for the Tarantella!! All in all - he rocked and I highly recommend Sowa and especially Evin!
Evin was our DJ at our wedding. We had 140 guests at the wedding, and he handled it seamlessly. At first I wasn't Read more...
Evin was our DJ at our wedding. We had 140 guests at the wedding, and he handled it seamlessly. At first I wasn't convinced of having a DJ - I was going to do the whole ipod thing....then i got cold feet! Thank goodness I did. As soon as that happened, I polled my friends that recently got married for DJ recommendations. Sowa Entertainement came up, as well as many others. For me it was the professionalism in the way that they do business that did it for me. I was impressed since the first day we met Evin in the way that he listened to us, and made every planning meeting fun. He was also very flexible with meeting times schedule-wise. He really had an excellent presence at our wedding, and tailored it to exactly what we were hoping for. He choreographed the whole event seamlessly, and came and found us when certain events were coming up so that we weren't surprised and I can't tell you how invaluable that was. He kept all our guests dancing all night, and we had an absolute blast. He played all the recommendations we had and even tackled my 84 year old Italian grandma's request for the Tarantella!! All in all - he rocked and I highly recommend Sowa and especially Evin! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband had the pleasure of working with Greg and Evin in planning for our wedding that was last month. We chose Evin because he was younger and was more familiar with the type of music that we listened to and felt he was a perfect fit. If I had to do it again I wouldn't have changed a thing! Evin was great and played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn't which was important to us. I've heard of DJs playing songs regardless if you put them on your do not play and it was great to be able to trust them in making sure our day was perfect- just the way we wanted! Highly recommended
Me and my husband had the pleasure of working with Greg and Evin in planning for our wedding that was last month. We chose Read more...
Me and my husband had the pleasure of working with Greg and Evin in planning for our wedding that was last month. We chose Evin because he was younger and was more familiar with the type of music that we listened to and felt he was a perfect fit. If I had to do it again I wouldn't have changed a thing! Evin was great and played all the songs we wanted and none of the ones we didn't which was important to us. I've heard of DJs playing songs regardless if you put them on your do not play and it was great to be able to trust them in making sure our day was perfect- just the way we wanted! Highly recommended Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Now I have only been married once but I've been to multiple weddings and Greg has to be hands down the best one ever! You know you have a good DJ when they are having as much of a blast as you are. Greg was kind, flexible, and all at a reasonable cost! I will definitely be using them again. We also had the photobooth which was AMAZING! Having unlimited prints available for printing was the best thing ever.
Now I have only been married once but I've been to multiple weddings and Greg has to be hands down the best one ever! You Read more...
Now I have only been married once but I've been to multiple weddings and Greg has to be hands down the best one ever! You know you have a good DJ when they are having as much of a blast as you are. Greg was kind, flexible, and all at a reasonable cost! I will definitely be using them again. We also had the photobooth which was AMAZING! Having unlimited prints available for printing was the best thing ever. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter & I went meet Greg Sowa, for a photo booth. We were unaware he was also a DJ. He was very impressive during the photo booth 'interview'; friendly, professional, funny, cost appropriate. We asked him to tell us about DJ'ing. He talked about his style of planning a wedding: getting to know the couple, with meetings, & online surveys, & working with them to be the MC of the event as well as the DJ. He showed us his equipment, his play list, & also a video montage of weddings. It did not take long for us to realize we would be booking him. The bundled price of DJ & photo booth was helpful.
Once we were booked, and paid; he was just as attentive to planning as he’d said he’d be. On the day of the wedding, he was awesome. He intro'd the couple after the wedding, @ the reception, & in a perfect funny, casual, respectful way he told their story. He sounded like he'd known them for years, not just reading a piece of paper. He ran the musical chairs game with the perfect touch of humour, & handled the mishap of someone being a bit to enthusiastic during musical chairs (& knocking the bride over for the win!) with aplomb. The music was perfectly choosen & spaced. He gave just the right amount of time to the mother/son dance; before calling everyone onto the dance floor, so that the lack of a father/daughter dance wasn't glaringly obvious, & thus helped the bride not have time to be sad. During the dancing, he seemed to be enjoying himself, yet was alwasy 100% professional. When the music ended hours later, time had flown by & we were bummed it was done.
The photo booth was equally awesome. We have so many amazing printouts. They even brought a scrapbook, scrapbook pages, pens, & a glue stick. So the people posed in pic kept one & glued the other onto a scrapbook page, & wrote a message! Was awesome, I've never seen that before. I've had so many people ask me who was that DJ. Hands down the best DJ I've ever seen at a wedding.
My daughter & I went meet Greg Sowa, for a photo booth. We were unaware he was also a DJ. He was very impressive during Read more...
My daughter & I went meet Greg Sowa, for a photo booth. We were unaware he was also a DJ. He was very impressive during the photo booth 'interview'; friendly, professional, funny, cost appropriate. We asked him to tell us about DJ'ing. He talked about his style of planning a wedding: getting to know the couple, with meetings, & online surveys, & working with them to be the MC of the event as well as the DJ. He showed us his equipment, his play list, & also a video montage of weddings. It did not take long for us to realize we would be booking him. The bundled price of DJ & photo booth was helpful.
Once we were booked, and paid; he was just as attentive to planning as he’d said he’d be. On the day of the wedding, he was awesome. He intro'd the couple after the wedding, @ the reception, & in a perfect funny, casual, respectful way he told their story. He sounded like he'd known them for years, not just reading a piece of paper. He ran the musical chairs game with the perfect touch of humour, & handled the mishap of someone being a bit to enthusiastic during musical chairs (& knocking the bride over for the win!) with aplomb. The music was perfectly choosen & spaced. He gave just the right amount of time to the mother/son dance; before calling everyone onto the dance floor, so that the lack of a father/daughter dance wasn't glaringly obvious, & thus helped the bride not have time to be sad. During the dancing, he seemed to be enjoying himself, yet was alwasy 100% professional. When the music ended hours later, time had flown by & we were bummed it was done.
The photo booth was equally awesome. We have so many amazing printouts. They even brought a scrapbook, scrapbook pages, pens, & a glue stick. So the people posed in pic kept one & glued the other onto a scrapbook page, & wrote a message! Was awesome, I've never seen that before. I've had so many people ask me who was that DJ. Hands down the best DJ I've ever seen at a wedding. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services

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