This recommendation is in regards to Conrad Hayes. My wife and I employed Mr. Hayes as the DJ for our wedding reception on Sunday, September 4, 2011. We were very pleased with his services for the ceremony. He provided music that fit our musical tastes and styles, without needing a comprehensive list of songs. In providing music that did fit our wants, he also played specific songs that we and other attendees requested. The music flowed freely throughout the night and really kept the reception going. From the moment the music started, the dance floor was never empty or dull. My wife and I found ourselves dancing more than we thought we ever would! Many of our guests stayed until the very end of the reception. I recall a group of guests who traveled to Champaign from Chicago just for the wedding day and were heading back that evening stay until the very end of the reception at midnight.
In addition to the music the DJ also served as an MC for the reception. Mr. Hayes served as an MC with great enthusiasm and excitement. He announced our wedding party at the beginning of the reception and announced key moments in the ceremony (first dance, mother/daughter & son/mother dance, bouquet & garter toss, speeches, etc…).
Overall, we were very pleased with his service. He created a great atmosphere for the reception, he was very professional, and timely. Throughout the planning process he was helpful in explaining the services he would provide and addressing everything upfront and in documentation. He gave us items of things to consider months before the reception, and most importantly gave us time to make decisions regarding the music without pressuring us. He was also available anytime throughout the planning process if we had any question. There were no complaints in regards to the music selection for us or any of the guests. I would strongly recommend Mr. Hayes for any further events.