I know so many people say “oh, I had the best DJ ever”... but I don’t think I can express enough that Matt is the best DJ ever. He worked with me while I was out of state prior to my wedding, and even made time to meet with me when I flew into Seattle a month prior to the wedding so we could meet and go over some questions. Through the whole process, he was communicative, available, and flexible with what I wanted for my big day. Day of... he was perfect. He talked to me the whole time about what I wanted, if I wanted anything to be changed, if I wanted things adjusted due to getting off schedule (because weddings will never flow perfectly). Once people were on the dance floor, he was brilliant at picking songs that fit with the group and the mood while in the midst of playing songs I specifically asked for. Out of all of the vendors we used... Matt was the best and I would book him a million times over.
I am SO happy I chose Emerald City Sound (Matt), as my DJ for my August 2016 wedding. He is the perfect combination of a down-to-earth music pro, all while being able to get the party started at the end of the night! As a bride who is young and naive about the whole wedding process, he was the perfect asset from the wedding planning to keeping the actual wedding day on course. He was very accommodating (my wedding was not at a venue, but a large backyard/estate), since he had to move from the ceremony site to the reception site, but he managed all without missing a beat. He is even giving us a CD of all our music played at the wedding. When you meet Matt, you know he is just a genuine DJ ready to make your wedding day special. I would highly recommend Emerald City Sound!
Matt was absolutely amazing at our wedding. From cocktail hour, dinner, to getting EVERYONE on the dance floor, he had music for it all. He listened to what I wanted, but catered to the night’s flow so well. After the last song all my husband and I heard as we left the venue was “ONE MORE SONG! ONE MORE SONG!” Needless to say he wowed us, our guests, and was beyond our expectations. He even sent us 3 CDs afterwards with every song played that night. Matts professionalism, attention to detail, music, and the crowd was well above par. I recommend him to everyone!
Matt was incredible to work with. He came at our wedding with a completely open mind, took any sort of input we could provide, and then generated an incredible array of music. He timed our ceremony perfectly, had an amazing mix for our cocktail hour and dinner, and, by reading the crowd, created the perfect atmosphere when it came to dancing. I cannot recommend him enough.
During the year of wedding planning there was one piece of advice that was reoccurring, “If you have good drinks and good music, you’ll have a great wedding.” Drinks I can handle. Music? I wasn’t so certain about music. A DJ isn’t something like a cake, food or decorations, which you can sample and experience prior to the wedding, you simply have to trust it’s going to go well. Several months before the wedding, I contacted Matt to see if he was available and within my budget. He was! To put my mind at ease, Matt was happy to meet with me and review how I pictured the night going. To be honest, I really didn’t know how the night was going to go, but I assumed it would be relatively mellow. I provided Matt with a sample playlist, primarily mellow love songs, leaving the more upbeat music to him. When the night came it turned out not so mellow. Everyone in the mood to party (must of have been those good drinks!). Matt did a fan-tast-ic job of reading the crowd and shifting the music to be more upbeat. The entire night was filled with fun festive music. Several people came up to me and commented on how well the DJ was doing. He was doing such a good job, no one wanted to go home! He agreed to stay for a little bit longer than scheduled. Overall, we were really happy with Matt. He was professional, talented, fun and an great addition to the night. We will certainly use him again for another event.
Being a music lover, the DJ was one of the highest priorities for me. From the first phone call, Matt handled the process with grace and professionalism! He met with us in person and played some sample tunes for me and got to know our preferences as a couple. On our wedding day, people literally only sat down to eat or catch their breath! My grandma was dancing in her wheelchair! The tables were literally empty and the dance floor was packed the entire night. He played most of my suggestions (I provided a list of 50 songs), took requests (that didn’t suck) and kept the event lively and popping for the entire night. My only complaint is that it had to end. People continue to refer to our wedding as a “great party” and I have Matt at Emerald City Sound to thank!
Matt is the most amazing DJ you could hire. He knows how to read a crowd and get them moving! Literally everyone at our wedding was dancing and telling us how amazing our song choices are. Matt was so great and made our life so easy. I just gave him a list of songs I liked and he just ran with it and did an incredible job. You will not be disappointed with Emerald City Sound!
If you need a DJ, you should hire Emerald City Sound. Matt was INCREDIBLE. During the time that we worked together, Matt was very responsive and kind. He was willing to speak on the phone with me, and to meet with me in the months leading up to our wedding to discuss some of my thoughts (and at times anxieties) about the music at the wedding. Matt always reassured me and made me confident that the music would be great, and I would have the event that I wanted. He was also incredibly respectful of meeting our wishes and expectations. I was very concerned about the music at our wedding, and I my only wanted to hear the music that was important to my husband and I. Matt agreed to play the music of our taste, and he did a FANTASTIC job of picking the right songs. People were always on the dance floor, and afterwards people raved about how awesome the music was. I could not say better things about Emerald City Sound. I believe that partnering with Matt at our wedding was one of the BEST decisions that we made at our wedding. I am excited for people in the future who get to have him at their wedding because he can make it a special evening.
If you want a wedding where every age group and every music taste is represented on the dance floor, Matt Boyer is your best choice. He is professional with a relaxed demeanor and is highly knowledgeable of ALL genres and styles of music, past and present. My husband and I appreciated the time he took to collaborate with us and our families around specific songs we wanted to hear that night. He then expertly used what he learned about our tastes to create a perfect, unique playlist. One of Matt’s strengths that sets him apart from other DJs is his ability and talent to cater to the energy and vibe of the moment; he always had the perfect song at just the right time. Our reception started out low-key and ended so high-energy that people didn’t want the night to end. Our guests continue to talk about the music and dancing at our wedding as a highlight. He wins the award for best DJ EVER in my book.
Matt absolutely killed it at our wedding. He was honestly one of the best wedding DJs I’ve ever seen. We sent him a short playlist of 12 songs just to give him a feel for our style and from just that he made an amazing list for the entire night. He played some smooth sweet acoustic stuff during dinner, set the mood just right. Then when we started dancing, we loved every single song he played. He knew how to read the crowd, when to slow it down, and how to get EVERYBODY dancing. Great combination of styles, just overall great taste in music. He catered perfectly to our musical taste and what we liked.He also was awesome in helping us set up equipment for a few live musical performances, and great as an MC. My wife and I were blown away by what an awesome job he did. He also sent us the complete playlist after the wedding so we could remember all the songs he played! We would give him 6 stars if we could. He was so cool and easy to work with. Basically, WE CAN’T SAY ENOUGH GOOD STUFF ABOUT MATT! You won’t find a better wedding DJ.The company is Emerald City Sound, and Matt is the Wizard of Oz.
Best DJ ever. Period. Awesome energy. Totally receptive to our requests/suggestions and also had great songs that we hadn’t thought of that totally complemented the vibe we were going for. Had all the equipment to be flexible and adapt to the event as needed (even helped provide wireless mics for toasts and acoustic guitar even though we totally forgot to tell/ask him about that... saved us big time). Can’t recommend Matt strongly enough.
Emerald City Sound is 5-stars all the way! From our first “get-to-know-you” meeting to our wedding day, Matt was there every step of the way with lots of support...suggestions, reminders, and attention to small details...all while being very courteous and professional. I really felt that he was as focused on making our reception as special and memorable as much as we were. Matt accomodated all of our special song requests, honored our “do not play” song list, and rolled with our unusual order of “first dances”. He even played a few extra songs at the end of the night, because nobody wanted our party to end! He kept everyone up on their feet, whether dancing or just enjoying the music, with a great variety of high-energy songs, along with some entertaining interludes involving the two of us. The personal pictures he snapped during the evening were a surprise: a mini-slideshow was emailed to us while we were on our honeymoon. We were able to relive, cherish, and share the special moments we had just experienced with all of our family and friends! We absolutely recommend Emerald City Sound.
Matt was super communicative, kind, calm and very organized. His experience and questions asked prior to the wedding helped us coordinate a beautiful play list. He provided suggestions, listened to our requests and attended the rehearsal to ensure everything went down accordingly. He was a great MC, super positive and followed our timeline. And of course, best of all, the music was amazing! He played our requested songs, and threw in some of his own that matched our genre. During the dining part of the wedding, he saved my more low key tunes and created a very nice dining ambience, and as soon as it was time for dancing the music was non stop hits. The groom is a musician and he’s still talking about how he teared up on the dance floor listening to hit after hit and watching all of our favorite people dance around. We had some toddlers that were jamming as well and super excited by the lights. It was amazing! Thank you, Matt!