Whirl-A-Way Sounds Dj & Event Entertainment

Matthews, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Over 20 years of Experience personality music knowledge superior equipment

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Making great memories for all of my valued customers

Location

Matthews, NC 28105

Years in business

29

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

70

Reviews

52 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 30, 2017
  • Vickie L. Jul 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chuck ..is totally awesome!!! I will hire him for years to come!°°
  • Hunter H. Jul 8, 2017
    DJ Chucky B with Whirl-A-Way Sounds was absolutely amazing! He was very professional and easy to work with. He was always quick to respond to calls and emails and had answers to any question we had while preparing for our reception. The night of our reception he arrived early and was ready to play music as our guests arrived. He performed above and beyond, acting as the MC for the night and always kept a lively atmosphere. When the dancing started he was able to read the crowd and make music changes accordingly to keep everyone on the dance floor entertained. We had so much fun and the dance floor was packed all night! This allowed my bride and me to relax and enjoy our guests free of stress! I highly recommend Whirl-A-Way Sounds and DJ Chucky B as a DJ!
  • Bruce M. Jun 22, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Chuck was great! On time and very professional. Had a huge selection of songs and if he didn't have something we wanted, he got it. I recommend him and would hire him again.
  • Hali P. Apr 24, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    An amazing dj! Listened to our request and kept everyone on the floor. Made our wedding day amazing! Would highly recommend
  • Larry S. Apr 17, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great Wedding DJ
    Chuck did a great job! He coordinated a lot of pre wedding information to make the night fun and entertaining. He had a very good rapport with the audience and a great line up of music. I would highly recommend him for hosting any event you may have in mind.
  • Christina P. Mar 16, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Worth hiring
    Very good, played everything we asked and was right on point.
  • Whitney B. Feb 18, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome DJ for school event!
    We were just over two weeks out from our preschool's Valentine dance and we decided to get some quotes from DJs in the area. We received several, but Whirl-A-Way's price was great and reviews were positive. Our DJ arrived early, set up some great lighting, and played plenty of crowd-pleasers which got everyone up and dancing. He received plenty of compliments from parents and truly made our night special. He was friendly, easy to talk to, and very professional. Many of our kids had never attended an event with a DJ, and they were in awe! We are really happy we chose Whirl-A-Way for our event, and will certainly use them again!
  • MaryAnn S. Jan 1, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Excellent DJ!!!
    Chuck definitely went above and beyond!! Great playlist, took every request, thorough with contracts and timing in terms of setup and clean-up. Would definitely recommend him and will use his services again in the future.
  • Mike T. Nov 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommended
    DJ Chucky B was easy to work with, on time, and played all of our requested songs. Great service for a great price.
  • Christine D. Oct 12, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    A GREAT CHOICE!
    Whirl-A-Way (DJ Chucky B), hosted a 70th Birthday party for my husband at our home for around 60 people. The plan was for an outside event that Hurricane Matthew turned into an inside event, and not an extremely large home at that. He did a great job!! Songs were a 60's blend with some newer group dance that had everyone singing and dancing along. His props were enjoyed by the kids and adults alike, requests were met timely, and his recommendations taken and enjoyed. A GREAT CHOICE - Thanks Chucky B!!
  • Amanda S. Oct 2, 2016
    Great all around DJ for any event
    Chuck is a great DJ. He is personable with all guests and is able to run games and keep guests entertained throughout any sort of event! I've worked with him two times now and he's been timely and adapts to your needs for your event.
  • Stephanie B. Sep 25, 2016
    Best Dj in Charlotte hands down
    I have used Dj Chucky B 4 times now twice for my school events once for my wedding and for my sisters wedding last weekend he has always been extremely responsive and professional he made our weddings and school events a huge success I highly recommend him I will keep on calling him, Stephanie B
  • Amanda F. Sep 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    In disbelief of the poor quality 👎🏻
    Where do I even start? I operate a large motocross racing facility in Gaston SC. We hire a DJ for every event to keep the mood going for the crowd. DJ Chucky D (as he always refers to himself by the way) started off to be very "on the ball". Great rate, prompt response rate and very kind and out going UNTIL the deposit was paid! After I paid the deposit for my event, he began sending me odd text messages starting with"FYI" usually (not a very respectful or professional way to approach a client in my opinion) Then DJ Chucky D, started hounding me for a signed contract he had emailed me, keep in mind the event was only 5 days out at this point. He also had written in the contract that he wanted full payment upon arrival. I eventually agree tmhis terms in hopes he will come through and live up to the high expectations he gave. Our Event day comes, DJ Chucky D arrives on time, sets up, then goes on to tell me that he will not be able to do any requests since his wifi wasn't picking up. I thought, no problem, surely he has an extensive playlist. Boy was I wrong. It was time for our opening ceremonies, the most anticipated part of the evening. I had the version of the national Anthem we always use pulled up on my phone for DJ Chucky....BUT he refused to use my phone and ensured me that he had it ready to go on his system. The prayer ends and now we are ready to hear the national anthem.....any day now. You could hear crickets as DJ Chucky fumbled around trying to play the NATIONAL ANTHEM, for heaven sakes!! I jump into action and pull the auxiliary cord from his phone and prompt DJ Chucky to play the music straight from his phone through the mic. We finally get through that disaster and are ready for the mitorcycles to leave the starting gate for the first race of the night. DJ Chucky D was suppose to have a particular song ready for this moment. Once again he failed. After moment of silence, he finally played a very random song that didn't suit the money AT ALL. On top of all this, we had many many complaints from our spectators that they could not hear a thing that was coming through the speakers. Any song that I requested he didn't have in his library. I would possibly suggest DJ Chucky for an indoor, SMALL, conservative corporate event. Sadly I now see why DJ Chucky D wanted all the cash up front; Because in all honestly I would have asked him to leave after the opening ceremonies had I not paid him everything up front. Lesson learned. Let's hope my lesson learned saved someone else the hassle.
    DJ C. Sep 6, 2016

    Amanda,didn't give me any information on her event except for times and address of the track no song requests for her opening ceremony or any other song requests I had my portable wifi with me there wasn't any signal for me to download I do have an extensive music library on my 2 laptops I brought 4 speakers at no additional charge uplighting for her finish line no extra charge she kept on asking for the music to be turned up while the track announcer her fiancee kept asking me to turn it down so he could announce the races I had 5 Cordless mic available her refusal to sign a contract just didn't make any sense to me I don't do business without having that by her own admission she wasn't going to pay for my services which were 6 hours for only $300 with additional speakers her fiancee Donnie told me I did a great job saying I like your style the way she feels certainly isn't accurate she didn't give me any specifics on her event

  • Lakisha P. Aug 28, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Dj chucky B was outstanding. He played great music for my dads party everybody had a great time. My dad loves it. Great job we will be calling again.
  • Mariah M. Aug 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Dj Chuck did an awesome job for my 30th class reunion we had a blast thank so much the music was nice everyone had a blast. Thank Chuck if your look for a Dj chuck is the man
  • Brian H. Jul 17, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chucky B kept the group on the dance floor most of the night. Tons of selections and great interaction with the guests. We will definitely get Chucky B for our next event!
  • Lisa M. Jul 5, 2016
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ for my daughter's Sweet 16 Party. He did a good job at keeping the kids engaged, reminding the guests about activities, and playing most of the music my daughter requested before hand. I handled all the special announcements and introductions, so I can'tell speak to that part. I would hire him again.
  • Elaine M. Jun 27, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We did not enjoy working with DJ Chuck for our Wedding. He made things unnecessarily stressful from start to finish. We considered firing him twice, and perhaps we should have. He was very needy/ aggressive in his communication e.g. needing response from emails within hours (we have jobs and cannot respond immediately) and dramatically saying that he assumes we no longer require his services when he doesn't get said response; needing payments immediately but not willing to meet us or give a location where we could bring payment to him. He was unaccommodating when it came scheduling changes and hiked up the price hugely (by 43%) because we asked him (two weeks in advance) to set up at 3pm instead of 5pm due to unforeseen circumstances. I have never met him in person because he cancelled on the day and sent a replacement. He called my wife to say he was sick, which is obviously unfortunate and we wish him all the best in his recovery. He has made absolutely no contact with us since he called to cancel on the morning of our wedding. I have given him 3 stars because the replacement DJ he sent was a great guy, very well received by our guests, and because the replacement played all the songs we had pre-requested, as well as those we requested on the day.
  • Karen A. Jun 13, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chuck did a great job for our wedding reception, he was able to get all the songs we requested (classical music), guests enjoyed the dance music after.
  • Frances D. Jun 4, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    When first booking the job, and subsequent emails about deposit and payment response was nearly immediate! In trying to follow up closer to the event crickets! I left messages and sent emails with no response until the night before my event when the DJ told me in a text his mother was sick and he had to leave town immediately but had given our event to another DJ. It was four hours before the actual event when I finally was able to speak with Will who was handling our party and he assured me all would be great. The party was terrific, they arrived early and were fully set up before guests arrived and for that I am extremely thankful! My issue is the amount of angst caused by lack of communication. I even went so far as to plan alternative music and call my credit card Company about refusing payment if they didn't actually show. When you're planning a major event reassurance from chosen vendors is key and I did not get any reassurance. I will reiterate that the music, lights and access to microphones was all we had expected and I was very pleased with the event itself, I just did not need the added stress and uncertainty prior to such a big event.
    DJ C. Jun 4, 2016

    I had kept in constant contact with Francis she was reaching out to me the day prior to her event as I was on 2 different planes flying to take care of an unexpected family emergency I didn't give it away to a stranger it was my Dj that works for me I couldn't respond when she was calling me as I was flying across the country at the time

  • John P. May 16, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    AWESOME DJ & SUPER FRIENDLY GUY TOO!! Chucky was prompt, courteous, friendly, helpful and can get the most diverse crowd out of their seats and shaking their best assets ;) Very knowledgeable with all kinds of music ( our playlist went from Mama Cass to old country, underground hip-hop, new wave, 70's rock, indie rock & top 40 - none of our was an issue for Chucky) and a great MC personality too. LGBTQ friendly too! Chucky rocked our wedding and helped make it a truly amazing day. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. John & Wil
  • Cindy K. May 3, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Whirl-A-Way Sounds for an upscale fundraiser event with 500 guests who like to dance. In addition to dance music we needed a sound system so guests throughout the event could hear the emcee. DJChuckyB remarked on his experience in running sound and guaranteed six speakers placed throughout the event to cover our needs. He also included uplighting, gobos, and LED dance floor lighting in his package. On the day of the event, we were dissappointed to find that only four speakers were set up which lead to several dead spots where guests could not hear emcee announcements. This was critical to the success of our auction. When asked why we did not have six speakers, we were told that four was all we needed. Wish that were true. The uplighting was nice and added to the ambiance of the night. The music was very good and the sound of the music and emcee near the dance floor was excellent. The LED lighting for the dance floor was projected from the ground which had little effect outdoors...thought it was going to be projected from overhead as it appeared in pictures we were shown. This could have been miscommunication on our part. Whirl-A-Way delivered on DJ services. The music sounded very good from the stage. DJChuckyB showed up on time, used the playlist provided, and improved on it with some of his recommendations thrown in that the crowd enjoyed. I would give four stars for DJ services rather than five because of dance floor lighting, and one star for the sound system as it was a big disappointment not to have the speakers we were promised.
  • Jennie C. Apr 26, 2016
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    Very responsive, professional and knowledgable . Has everything I need and even accommodating with requested additional items. I would definitely recommend DJ Chucky B to my friends and family. You can tell he is experienced at his job.
  • Janine R. Apr 26, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Chuck did a great job at our annual 5k event - arrived in time, played great music and was very engaging. Wouid definitely use him again!
  • Ashleigh M. Apr 26, 2016
    Chuck Broncato has provided the music for many big events in my family. Anyone we refer him to says he's the best DJ they've had. He keeps it clean, classy, and fun! His rate is competitively desirable.
  • Amanda G. Apr 25, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We started a job on thumbtack over the weekend. DJ Chucky B was the first to reply. We originally scheduled a meeting for tomorrow evening. When something came up I sent him a message and he tried to work with me to set up a better time. We decided to meet this afternoon at 4:00 at a Starbucks close to me. At around 8 last night I confirmed this meeting with him and to my knowledge that meant it was confirmed. When my mother and I arrived to the meeting it was 3:45. At 4:05 when I had not heard from him I checked back on here. He had tried to contact me 3 times today. I did not see these because I was at work and was not able to check my phone or personal email. When I called him to find out where he was he stated that the meeting had never been confirmed and that he tried multiple times to reach out to me. When I explained to him that I felt as though my confirmation last night was valid he again stated that it wasn't. When I told him I felt it was very unprofessional of him to not show up to a scheduled meeting he got very rude and then said good luck with my search and hung up on me. After this phone call he sent multiple messages attempting to get my business, however most of those messages came across very rude and unprofessional and blaming me for him not showing up. I would not recommend his services to anyone looking for an event DJ as he is extremely rude and unprofessional.
    DJ C. Apr 25, 2016

    The meeting was not 100% confirmed in the thumbtack message exchanges between us I always confirm on the day of to make sure nothing has changed as plans can without notice my only point of contact to Amanda was through thumbtack tack messaging I reached out 3 times prior to the meeting asking if it was still on no reply back I had no other way to directly contact this customer I gave her my number she never gave me her number I didn't have an email address either I absolutely did not hang up on her I was driving the call got dropped I tried calling back didn't have a signal by a text I was told your refusing to provide your services expect nasty reviews on here and Facebook I never refused any service we hadn't met or signed a contract I offered to meet again at my expense and reduced the price I'm very sorry she feels like this I've never missed a customer meeting ever it's my policy to confirm all meetings on the day of same as the customer does to confirm if I had received a definite confirmation I would of been there early I replied to all of Amanda messages immediately gladly accommodated her schedule changes

  • Kara M. Apr 20, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very well organized and a pleasure to work with. Kept the music was wanted rolling!
  • Libby S. Apr 20, 2016
    DJ Chucky B was delightful to work with. He was helpful in dealing with pre-wedding weather back-up plans, was responsive to questions and concerns, and his announcements and general presence during the event were both natural and professional.
  • Skyler C. Feb 23, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Communication was great! Very quick to reach out and with responses.
  • Alicia S. Feb 1, 2016
    DJ Chucky B was wonderful entertainment for the PTO Father Daughter Dance. All the music played was age appropriate. Chuck was easy going, very accommodating and great to work with throughout the whole event.
  • Mike B. Jan 8, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Truly outstanding service! He arrived early, was prepared for our event with custom playlists and equipment specific to my needs. He managed the levels as the crowd sized changed and kept the music upbeat, clean, and appropriate for the mixed age audience. Even helped with crowd engagement. Will definitely use him again. Mike Blankenship NASCAR Technical Institute, Local Marketing Manager
  • Davina B. Dec 25, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had two Christmas events and DJ Chucky B did a wonderful job for both events. I would definitely recommend him and will be reaching back out to him when we have more events. Thank you so much DJ chucky B for your wonderful service everyone had a great time and enjoyed the music!!
  • Alicia S. Nov 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Communication had been fantastic!
  • Sandra S. Oct 30, 2015
    Wow, great! Extremely happy
  • Michelle A. Sep 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chuck did a great job at our wedding. Our guests were pleased and enjoyed the music. DJ had a great selection of songs and our guests on the dance floor.
  • Pam L. Sep 16, 2015
    I hired Dj Chucky B to do my Dad's 90 birthday party last month.he was always very responsive from the first call arrived when he said would 1 hour before even though I had given him the wrong directions.my dad family & friends danced all night we kept him over for an extra hour I would highly recommend him
  • Pedro C. Sep 9, 2015
    Chucky was hired for my wedding reception last month and he helped make it a fantastic day for all concerned. In addition to my choice of music (thanks for the compliments, by the way!), his choices were right on and he had a good instinct for when to change rhythms--not too many slow songs and not too many fast songs at a time--which is very helpful in setting the pace for the whole occasion. His attitude was cheerful and his personality very genuine. I'd recommend him to anyone.
  • Nicole H. Aug 20, 2015
    My Dad hired Dj Chucky B I was a little nervous until we met with him he made me feel very comfortable at my wedding he knew exactly what to play and when to play it everyone danced all night we were extremely happy with Dj Chucky B
  • Lori K. Jul 23, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chucky B did my sons 8th grade winter formal dance back in February and arrived early as he stated. He brought the lighting and played the music the kids requested. He was very interactive with the kids and pleasant to work with. Thanks for the pleasant experience.
  • Cynthia W. Jul 13, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Chuck got back to me right away. I also like that he states he will not play any profanity. I sure win in my book.
  • Diane D. Jul 5, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Chucky was very professional and handled our event with great care. I would highly recommend him.
  • Taylor C. Jun 28, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Dj Chucky B was fantastic. He engaged the crowd and helped make our big day so special!
  • John H. Jun 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Fantastic job!, Chuck was very attentive and everything went smoothly...
  • Shannon L. Jun 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chucky B made my sons 13th Birthday Party unforgettable!!! Monday at school the kids were saying it was the party of the year! He was right on time , set up fast, and was a very nice guy. I would highly recommend him! I know I will use him next time we need a DJ.
  • Karen W. May 5, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chucky arrived late and was not anywhere to be found when the event started. He stayed on the phone alot of the night. He FORGOT to bring the fog machine and video screens for the event, which was the main reason I hired him and still charged me the same amount. He started songs and then stopped them. He was very nice and professional until he received the money and signed contract. No interaction at all with the kids. I would look elsewhere for a DJ.
    DJ C. May 5, 2015

    I arrived at 6:15pm for a 7:00pm start I wasn't late I told Karen I'd be arriving at 6:00p got caught up in bad traffic jam on 85s the system & lighting was setup ready by 6:40p I started the music at 6:50pm 10 minutes early I changed my clothes was back on the stage at 7:00p the kids came on staged with their requests I gladly talked to each one downloaded everything they had asked for & played them.I took 1 call from my wife that was it for the night the kids danced most of the night on the video camera screen fog machine I was told by the facility that I couldn't use that in their bldg. Karen wasn't charged for any of the free extras I had the projector & screen the camera had malfunctioned so none of that could be used I'm sorry she feels this way I gave her a outstanding price for a 4 hour prom

  • Leslie L. Mar 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Stephanie I. Feb 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chuck was excellent! He is prompt, professional, accommodating, and helpful. He made our dinner and dance a great success and went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything we needed. We are extremely satisfied and will use him again in the future!
  • Randy R. Jan 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Chucky B was a hit with our group. He was very engaging and got the crowd invoived. From a management standpoint he was very professtional and flexible as to setup and takedown timing and location. A great experience for our members.
  • Mindy M. Oct 9, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Chucky was great to work with. He had a great music selection and was responsive to all my requests. He helped make our event a success.
  • Lisa G. Jun 28, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We enjoyed his music selection. He was patient with us because we waited until the last minute to make specific music selections. Worked well with not alit if direction.
  • Sr. L. Jun 23, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We were so pleased with Chucky the DJ and his services! He was on time, prepared, professional and genuine in his out going-friendly style to get us all up and all dancing despite our ages (from 20 yr olds to 90 year olds)! Well done Chucky! We hope you will be our DJ again in 2 yrs! Sr. Lisa Atkins and the Sisters of Mercy
    DJ C. Jun 24, 2014

    Sister Lisa & her group were an extreme pleasure to have worked for & with I was very happy to be included in their visit to North Carolina they all rocked!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Keep up on the current music & equipment updates
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Love entertaining people & music
What types of customers have you worked with?
We do everything from anniversaries to birthday parties,graduations,proms Bar/Bat Mitzvahs,pool parties,outside racing events thunder road marathon relays for life we love doing it all! :-)
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm proud of every job I do
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask if there's a travel or setup & tear down extra charge