Sounds Like Fun
I highly recommend Joe! He was great to have at the reception. He played amazing music, was a great host, and kept the night flowing well. He stayed up to date with all of my changes and was happy to. I think the main thing I can say about him is that if you hire Joe, you will get someone experienced that knows what they are doing. He organized the flow of the reception, stayed coordinated with my venue and photographer to ensure that no moments were missed. He would even make announcements to guest as events like cake cutting or toasts were coming up so that they knew what was happening and wouldn't miss anything. As we began the garter toss, he could tell the guys were too far away from the groom and made sure to have them move so it wouldn't be dropped. Those details only come with experience and someone who knows their job well. Key songs were easy to pick due to their online list to choose from and it was followed to a "T" (even the "don't plays"). This company was professional and responsive and willing to add more time the night of the event. I couldn't have asked for more.
Allen was our DJ on 2/19/11. He did such a great job, the guests really enjoyed. He really took the initiative to make my wedding flow and keep us on top of schedule. He was like a wedding planner at heart! I still get positive comments from my guests wondering who was the DJ and if I can refer him to them. However, we were told that Allen's last wedding was our wedding. Due to a horrific personal plane crash, he was killed. RIP Allen! You were such a great DJ, and I'm so glad that you were able to be at our wedding!
Enrique was our DJ and we loved him. He did a great job leading up to (he was so easy to correspond with!) and during our wedding reception. Enrique knew exactly what music to play for our group; our dance floor was never empty! We got a lot of compliments on how awesome our DJ was . We highly recommend Enrique and the Sounds Like Fun DJ service. Thanks Enrique for helping make our wedding a success!
Allen did a great job at creating an incredible atmosphere at our wedding. He kept the party moving and the dance floor full!
We had Dean and he was absolutely AMAZING! He handled the reception magnificently! Everyone had an awesome time.
Dean was an amazing DJ. Everything was so easy to set up and he fulfilled every request. He was funny and knew exactly what music to play for our group. We got a lot of compliments on how awesome our DJ was. Every part of the booking, set-up, payment, and day of was easy, professional, and hassle free! HIGHLY recommended!
Joe Farley and the entire Sounds Like Fun DJ crew were the best - I failed to pick out songs until the week of the wedding and they have a wonderful online tool to help with that, they worked with me until I had a chance to enter in all my songs. The day of the event, Joe kept me appraised of everything and told me when to be where (I had a dress change to work into the schedule). He also interfaced well with my photographer and let us know how the timing was going.
The music and the DJing - couldn't have asked for more. All my guests loved the music selection and had a great time dancing. In fact, the older guests started the dancing portion. Everyone raved about the music.
Cost - as with any wedding, cost is a factor. The DJ was the last vendor that I found (the month before the wedding) and at that point, I was happy to pay anything to find someone who was available on my date. I found the rates charged were more than reasonable and they were able to be flexible in what they could provide.
All in all, Sounds Like Fun and Joe Farley were great - I would definitely hire them again for any special occasion or event.
Allen is a great wedding DJ who was instrumental in keeping the party hopping. Great mix of music and he really listened to our requests. He's very knowledgeable about how to MC the entire event and picking the right music for each moment as well as how much time to allot to each "event" during the reception as well as a suggested order for everything. We really didn't want the party to end. My father changed the song for our father/daughter dance at the last moment & Allen didn't bat an eye.
Justin did a fantastic job for our wedding. He was very helpful in choosing the music. He was the first person that arrived at the site to prepare. It was flawless during the ceremony and the reception. We are very happy that we made a great choice.
We attended a friends wedding in 2009 and heard Allen DJ the event. We loved his style and after struggling to find someone who felt like they understood our desire to have a fun, romantic wedding (not a dance club party) we decided to call. After setting up a meeting, I was cruched to get his message that he had already recieved a deposit for our wedding day.
Later that day, when Dean called, I figured it was worth talking to him at least. Boy was I right!!! As impressed as we had been with Allen at our friend's wedding, we were even more impressed with Dean at ours. He was GREAT to work with, really tried to take our music tastes in mind, and was wonderful at reading the crowd. He also really helped to keep us on track with our hectic timeline.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dean and Allen. A pleasure to work with!
We had Joe as our DJ. We LOVED his personality! Definitely not your typical cheesy dj with a radio voice, Joe was very down to earth and funny. We met with several DJs and definitely felt a more personal connection with Joe right away.
His online planning tools came in extremely handy. You're basically able to choose songs from his library, and if he doesn't have it, just write it in and he downloads them. You're able to plan every detail and create a timeline, which really helps with the overall wedding planning.
If you have him, I definitely recommend calling vs. emailing, since it's easier to reach him that way. I tried several emails with no response (which had me quite worried for awhile), but as soon as I called and left a voicemail he was quick to respond. He explained that because of the online planning tool, every time a bride makes a change to their playlist, he gets an email, which explains why he didn't get my emails, his inbox was being bombarded I'm sure.
Make sure you're clear about the songs you want because the wrong song was played during our sand ceremony (right song, different version, even though I told him specifically to use the version off the album), and during the reception, he played a majority of my mom's music instead of doing a good mix with more modern music. Granted the older song requests were on my list for my parents and their friends, but I was a bit disappointed that I had to go up and ask him to play more of my music after 6 songs in a row of the older music.
All that being said, he did an overall great job, and definitely kept the dance floor moving.
Dean Henderson is a world class professional. His repertoire of music knowledge and taste is exceptional. He is a magnificent listener. He is prompt and keeps the flow of the room and atmosphere fun and enjoyable. Dean was engaged, respectful and used his terrific sense of humor to make our wedding a memorable and fulfilling experience.
Joe did an awesome job. We were very pleased with the music selection and everyone had a wonderful time. We danced for hours. Thanks Joe, for making our special day everything we had imagined!
Allen was wonderful! We were super nervous using a DJ for our wedding since we always heard horror stories about DJ's playing random music and not being professional. From the start Allen heard us out and worked with us to make sure we got what we wanted. Everything turned out PERFECT he listened to everything thing we said and was a great MC as well. We highly recommend Allen and we will use him for future events.
Joe was our DJ for the wedding and he did a fantastic job- from the music we wanted to be played to coordinating the timeline of events to rearranging the timeline of events in a split second. He did a great job figuring out what the crowd would be into next and our dance floor seemed like it was always full. We have some great pictures of everyone dancing up a storm and were so pleased with everything that was done by Joe to make our day as seamless and problem-free as possible. We got compliments from more than one person that the flow of our wedding was great and just so easy going- taking into account that we did not have anyone coordinating our wedding timeline that day except for Joe and the site's event manager this was amazing to us. We cannot thank Joe enough for all of his expertise and would not hesitate to ever recommend his services.
We loved our DJ, Enrique. He did a great job leading up to and during our wedding reception. He and Alan were very helpful in getting us ready for our big day, especially guiding us on the timeline of the reception. Enrique played the music we requested and all our guests loved it. We were thrilled that many of them got up to dance. We highly recommend Enrique and the Sounds Like Fun DJ service.
Dean was great to work with. He provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception for a great price. He was very flexible and even accommodated many of the songs I requested that aren't the most easy to find, as well as last minute changes. He's an awesome MC with a refreshing sense of humor and a ton of experience, making the whole planning process very easy. He also went out of his way to help us with the lighting. I was really worried that the ceremony would sound cheesy if we didn't have a live musician, but I'm glad we did it because we were able to choose our own songs and they were "Perfect"! It's a shame I didn't get to hear our cocktail hour music because I was taking pictures too far away. Our family and friends were all up and dancing during the reception. He put together a really nice last dance for us, which was really touching and a great way to close out the evening.
Allen and Joe were excellent. Very professional, tons of experience and great to work with. I highly recommend them for your special event!
A friend referred us to Allen Layton but since he was unavailable for our wedding date, he set us up with Dean Henderson. Allen was always very helpful and responsive to emails and phone calls.
Dean is awesome! We knew from our first meeting that he had to be our DJ--very professional, organized, and easygoing. He was always really responsive whenever I had any questions. Dean had a great selection of music during dinner and kept everyone on the dance floor with awesome songs afterwards. Great DJ!
I cannot say enough great things about Dean! From the moment we met him, we knew he was the right DJ for us. He was professional, funny, nice and very accommodating. He offered some great suggestions and put together a timeline to help us visualize the day. He responds to calls or emails very promptly. When the big day came, he arrived several hours early and got set up. And when we realized our venue had arranged some of the tables wrong (we had a couple of tables that seated 12 people instead of 10 people and needed the 12 person table to be in the front), Dean helped my groom rearrange them.
Dean did such a great job, not only with our ceremony music, but at our reception. Everything went smoothly and our guests keep telling us how much fun our wedding was - I know a huge part of that had to do with Dean...the music he played kept people out on the dance floor the entire night. And he even let my 4 year old nephew have the mike for a minute so he could tell a joke - which was a hit with the guests :) Thank you Dean, for helping to make our special day absolutely perfect!
My husband and I had our wedding in Los Angeles. It was difficult planning our wedding since we live in Northern California and decided to have in LA due to family. We didn't have the luxury of meeting many people in person and relied heavily on emails and phone calls. Sounds Like Fun were extremely understanding of our circumstances and accomadated us easily. They even held our date until we were able to meet with them in person. Once we finally met our DJ, Joe Farley, we felt so comfortable and excited that we signed our contract that same day. He was so funny and personable but not too overbearing like many other DJs. Our wedding day was perfect because of him. We were able to just give him an idea of what we wanted and he executed it perfectly. He was a great MC and was not talkative at all! He chimed in at just the right times only to enhance moments. He is funny, professional, and the best part for us affordable. I highly highly recommend Sounds like Fun to any couple who wants a DJ to just enhance your day.
All I can say is WOW! Martin was incredible and my wife and I were so imprssed. Additionally, when others mention how good the DJ was, that really should tell you something. Even our videographer (who I later found out is a DJ too), said Martin was really good. I can't even begin to mention all of the things that made him great. He had like 40 people doing Thriller on the dance floor even before the floor opened, he told a great story I briefly mentioned to him about the meaning of our first song/dance and so many other ways/reasons. Again, there is so much I can say but the most important is feel free to contact me anytime and I would HIGHLY recommend them. Thank you for making our special day even more special – beyond what we expected from a DJ.
My fiance and I got married on June 5th. From the moment I met Dean, I knew we didn't need to search any further. Right from the start he put me at ease and I felt confident that everything would turn out great. He is professional and easy to work with. He was always flexible in his schedule to meet with us and accomodating all the way through. He was always very responsive in calling me back, even when he was on vacation! If you want a great DJ who is flexible, accomodating, professional and easy to work with, he's your man. He will ensure that everything turns out the way you want. As brides, we need one less worry becuase it's it can be such a stressful experience. He was awesome. Thanks so much Dean! Diahne and Chris
We LOVED our DJ, Dean! He was great! He came early to our site, which was awesome because then I didn't have to worry at all. He was very well organized and ran the reception perfectly! Additionally, he is very funny and kind...two more great traits! Our wedding was a hit! Countless guests said that our wedding was the best that they have ever been too! :-)
He is very professional and helpful. Very good to work with.
Knowing that the DJ is one of the most important parts of the wedding, we really wanted to book someone with a lot of experience and knew how to work a party. Allen and Dean (our DJ) of Sounds Like Fun did an amazing job for us! Allen was so professional in making sure we were on top of things and Dean was such a pleasure to have as our DJ/MC for our wedding night!
Upon meeting Dean, he was so funny and witty, we knew we had to have him as our DJ. He is so accomodating, he even made the hour and half drive down to the Irvine Marriott so he could meet with me and the hotel reception coordinator and my DOC coordinator. They all absolutely adored him too and I knew I'd have a great team on my wedding day.
On the day of the wedding, I knew that Dean came in and set up early, made sure everything was in place and that our slideshow worked without a hitch. When the reception started, he really threw a huge party! Furthermore, Dean also kept us on track on our schedule and kept a wonderful flow of events. We had many guests that told us that the events flowed so well and they were never bored, since there was also something going on. We also have to say, we love his British accent! Dean made sure that we knew timing when we were off an about in our own wedded bliss greeting guests in such a nice and helpful manner. More importantly, he played the type of music I really wanted and took instant guest requests. As our wedding wound down, many of our guests wanted to kind of karaoke, and Dean was so helpful and awesome in making the rest of the night an intimate party of all our closest friends. We couldn't have asked for anyone better, and we really felt like he was a major part in making our wedding such a perfect night!!! We all danced the night away to the perfect music for us and we couldn't have been happier with having Dean as our DJ.
Allen and Dean (our DJ) were extremely responsive and quick to address any concerns we had about the wedding music/ sound. Knowing that we were working under a bit of budget crunch, Dean even comped us the outside speakers and ceremony time. His music variety kept the entire crowd happy, and us on the dance floor the whole night.
We had very little time to plan our wedding but we were lucky to find Joe to DJ for us. He did an excellent job and we would recommend him for any event. He was very friendly and professional and made our wedding planning much easier.
Sounds Like Fun provided a great service. My fiance and I weren't even sure we wanted a dj until very late in the game. Luckily, they were still available. Allen called me right away and was very helpful and professional. He got us in contact with our dj, Dean, whom was equally professional.
Dean was fantastic with our crowd. He seemed to really do a great job of reading the crowd and playing what we would want to hear. He was a great MC (who doesn't love an accent?) and had a great sense of humor. Everyone at my wedding told me how great they thought the DJ was!
Allen was the DJ that we chose. We were referred to him by our wedding reception site. After meeting him for the first time, we felt he was very professional and very experienced at providing great DJ service. Not only does he play music, but he coordinates the entire event. Since he is experienced he knows what a wedding entails from start to finish, and plays great music accordingly. He kept the "drinking" bridal party in line, guiding them from one step to the next. I would recommend Allen as a first choice in DJ service. He makes the entire day run smooth, and even the entire process leading up to the service. Brides, and Grooms have so much to take care of prior to the event, well, Allen makes it so much easier. He is on top of it. If you question wether to book him for an extra hour, go with it!!
My wife and I booked our DJ with Sounds Like Fun for our wedding in August
2009. We couldn't have been happier with our DJ, Dean Henderson. He was very
professional and was in complete charge over the reception. He met with us a
few times before the wedding to ensure that he knew us and to create a schedule
for the reception. We knew before the wedding that we didn't have to worry
about anything because he made us feel very comfortable. Our guests are still
telling us how great our DJ was. He kept the reception going according to our
schedule and he kept everyone laughing the whole night. He played great music,
I saw family members dancing that I have never seen dance before and no one
wanted to leave the dance floor, it was so much fun!! I would highly recommend
Dean Henderson and Sounds Like Fun for every event!
Sounds Like Fun DJ Service was perfect for us! They were available anytime we needed to talk. DJ Kelly did more than just play music. He also did games and other entertainment that we requested. He even put together a special song for our first dance. I highly recommend this company!
What sold me about Sounds Like Fun, is that our DJ Allen was more than just a DJ. He provided a wonder selection of music, helped keeped everything on track for the day of timeline, and helped get key players where they needed to be when. Example my dad ready and lookin sharp before the father daughter dance. He was a life saver! Thre is so much going on the day of when your are finally in the "moment" that having someone keep you on task is imperative to having a successful day.
After a thorough search and several phone interviews, I narrowed my DJ list down to Allen Layton. Unfortunately, Allen wasn't available on our date but, through Sounds Like Fun, he was able to hook us up with Dean Henderson and we couldn't have been happier. (Unbeknownst to me, Dean was the DJ our reception venue had recommended from the beginning! How ironic!) The communication throughout the planning process was phenomenal from both Allen and Dean.
Dean did a superb job guiding us with our reception scheduling prior to the big day. There was no doubt we were in good hands. This is the one vendor we really didn't have to worry about at all. He did a great job during the wedding as well. He even threw in a few quips that made everyone laugh. You get the idea that Dean could handle any crowd, from the most pompous to the wildest party and anything in between, and come off looking like the perfect DJ every time.
When our reception ended, the dance floor was packed. That's the way we wanted it. It's so much better than having people leave little by little and then the party just fizzles out. We wanted to leave them wanting more and Dean did a masterful job! All this and a reasonable price too. We highly recommend Sounds Like Fun!
I was referred to SOUNDS LIKE FUN by our reception site, however I checked into others. My husband and I were not disappointed! Dean Henderson, a charming English Gent, who is also a partner, met with us and was wonderfully helpful and accomodating to our requests. We had several "special songs" for family members who had tied the knot prior to ours. Dean very beautifully and graciously brought each couple up with about 1-2 minutes of "their song" which got the dancing going. They were also available any time we needed to communicate a particular request and they would offer suggestions surrounding that request. Wonderful!
SOUNDS LIKE FUN is especially attentive to YOUR DAY. Helpful suggestions were provided on line as well as availablity of referrals for any help they might be in other areas. An on line list is provided so that nothing is forgotten.
Delightful and totally professional in all areas, I would recommend SOUNDS LIKE FUN to anyone looking for DJ service for any ocassion...especially YOUR WEDDING.
We worked with Allen Layton for our wedding on June 26th, 2009. He was an amazing DJ and we would highly recommend him to anyone considering using his services.
He met with us 3 separate times to help up plan our timeline & choose music. (He was willing to meet as much as we wanted in order for us to feel comfortable about our selections.)
Also, he had 5 weddings....Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday. We were the Friday night wedding. Even though he had a lot on his plate, we still felt very well taken care of and he was very well prepared!
The day of the wedding he did an excellent job of maintaining the timeline and sequence of events. I didn't realize how important this was, but it was wonderful to just enjoy the wedding & and not have to worry about what was next. (Allen took care of getting us where we needed to be....by the cake, on the dance floor, etc.)
We've recommended him to 5 of our close friends who are getting married in 2009 and 2010. He books up fast, so if you want him, make sure you talk to him early!
Christy & Justin
We were so lucky to find DJ Kelly to help make our wedding as spectacular as possible. Kelly is extremely professional and really helped in the planning of the wedding. He provided many helpful tips and resources. Kelly is also an amazing listener. I didn't want any "cheese" at our wedding and he went out of his way to respect my wishes and make sure that the guests had a great time.
One of the greatest things that Kelly did for us was to make sure that the party kept moving. All of our guests had a wonderful time and were dancing the night away. He mixed the music very well and knew when to fade out a song to move onto the next one.
I have already recommended DJ Kelly and Sounds Like Fun to a number of our friends for their upcoming weddings!
Thank you Kelly for helping to make our wedding a memorable event!
Sounds like fun" did such a great job on our wedding. From the moment we met the DJ, he was extremely professional. He had back-up plans for things we had never even considered might go wrong! But nothing did...from helping us put together the schedule ahead of time and selecting songs, to knowing how to pronounce all the names for introductions, to acting almost as the wedding coordinator on the day of, the DJ really helped us feel comfortable about the whole event and able to relax. he had wonderful suggestions to incorporate our style with his experiences of what has worked in the past. He had a WIDE array of music and was able to help all of our guests enjoy themselves and get on the dance floor. Everything just ran so smoothly and he adapted well to all the unexpecteds...like an impromptu speech from my father and even the 4.7 earthquake that happened during cake cutting (I am not kidding, and our DJ was absolutely great!)We would highly recommend Sounds Like Fun for any wedding or other event. Thank you for making our evening so enjoyable!
"Sounds like fun" did such a great job on our wedding. From the moment we met the DJ, he was extremely professional. He had back-up plans for things we had never even considered might go wrong! But nothing did...from helping us put together the schedule ahead of time and selecting songs, to knowing how to pronounce all the names for introductions, to acting almost as the wedding coordinator on the day of, the DJ really helped us feel comfortable about the whole event and able to relax. he had wonderful suggestions to incorporate our style with his experiences of what has worked in the past. He had a WIDE array of music and was able to help all of our guests enjoy themselves and get on the dance floor. Everything just ran so smoothly and he adapted well to all the unexpecteds...like an impromptu speech from my father and even the 4.7 earthquake that happened during cake cutting (I am not kidding, and our DJ was absolutely great!)
We would highly recommend Sounds Like Fun for any wedding or other event. Thank you for making our evening so enjoyable!
Sounds Like Fun DJ Service made our wedding reception so memorable. Their DJ really took the time to work with us and get to know us so he could help us have the perfect reception for us. He came up with a schedule to keep the important moments on track, i.e. our arrival, first dance, toasts, cutting the cake. He also came up with some games to play during the reception to keep the energy level up. I probably couldn't have picked a better company to go with and I would recommend them to all of my friends.
We booked our DJ really late in the game and were very lucky to find DJ Kelly with Sounds Like Fun DJ's. He was extremely professional, and seemed to do everything he could to make us happy. At the wedding he was friendly and fun, but not cheesy. One of the most important things for me was that he acted as a "reception coordinator" to keep everything moving and flowing based on our timeline. Because of this, I didn't have a care in the world once the reception started, because Kelly kept it all going for us. He included our special requests in nicely with music of his choice, which were perfect choices for our guests and our party. He also made for a really fun night. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and by the end the whole place was dancing and singing together (young and old). Many of our guests said it was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding. How can you ask for more?
Joe Farley is AWESOME! I wasn't able to use Sounds Like Fun for my wedding because Joe was already booked, but I have used him for several events in the past. Subsequently I have recommneded him to several friends and they have been very happy. They have a couple different DJ's but I think Joe is the BEST!
Also they have a online client planning area that allows you to pick songs and put the timeline together. It was very helpful. I have seen other DJ's in the past that were not very good but Sounds Like Fun does a great job.
I highly recommend them and would use them again!
We really enjoyed Joe and thought he did an excellent job. Thank you for all your help
Joe was great. He was very patient and professional and did an EXCELLENT job as an MC
Excellent! Joe could improv on the spot and was a great communicator. He was definately worth more than he charged.
Dean made our wedding! He took care of coordinating with our other vendors and running the show so we didn't have to worry about it.
Your service was fabulous. We got so many comments on how professional and courteous Kelly was. We also like how formal he dressed. His great personality made it fun for all.
Rich & Lisa
We had 3 different events and your team of DJ's did an amazing job. We really appreciated your flexibility and thought your DJ's (Dean, Kelly, Allen) were stellar.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk Team
We thought Dean was excellent. We had numerous guests tell us the DJ was great. The thing we enjoyed the most was how available he was to answer all our questions and how quickly he would return our calls.
Bill & Bonnie
Joe was great. He could improv on the spot. He had great communication during the reception and came up with an awesome playlist based upon our requests.
Thank you Joe for being so awesome!
Michael & Heidi
The DJ (Jack) was perfect! He kept the party dancing all night long. He was very friendly and took care of our guests requests all night long. The music was perfect.
Wayne & Maria
We tailor the music programming specifically to your tastes. Select music from our extensive library which includes: Big Band, Motown, 50's & 60's, Disco, 80's Alternative, 90's, Hip Hop & R&B, through Today's Pop & Top 40. And even Latin Music i.e.: Salsa, Merangue & Cumbia. We can provide ceremony music and you can also supplement any special you music you have.
I think what distinguishes our service is that we are full-time disc jockeys, meaning that we do not have other jobs that can distract us from our clients’ events. Your wedding will get the full-time attention it deserves. Collectively, we have the combined experience of more than 2000 weddings.
Our company (Sounds Like Fun) just won the Knot’s “Best of Weddings” for DJ’s. Here’s the link: http://wedding.theknot.com/local-wedding-vendors/los-angeles-weddings/articles/best-los-angeles-wedding-vendors-2010.aspx
We have packages to fit every budget depending upon your needs. In addition we offer decor/uplighting and slide show projection at a very reasonable price.
Collectively, we have the combined experience of more than 3000 events. Let our experience guide you in finding the perfect disc jockey for you.
We would be happy to explain further in detail what we offer and answer any question you may have. Please send us your phone number and we would be happy to give you a call.
Also don't forget to visit our website soundslikefundj.com. We hope to hear from you soon.
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