Soundbiz DJ Service

Charlotte, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

SOUNDBIZ DJ SERVICE is a dj service you can count on to deliver quality entertainment for any kind of event. We've done over 3000+ shows over the years-every show has started on time and was successfully completed! We prepare for every event, use and maintain quality equipment (including vehicles), arrive early, and have been able to handle on the spot any problems that have popped up. Our customers can concentrate on other aspects of their event, knowing their entertainment will be taken care of by SOUNDBIZ DJ SERVICE.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Every show is a different challenge. As a mobile dj service we have to set up in a different venue just about every show and the challenge is to fit the show to the venue and the event. We like traveling throughout NC/SC to places we've never been to before and meeting new customers with the intent on making a good impression for future gigs!

Location

Charlotte, NC 28226

Years in business

34

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

30

Reviews

19 Reviews
  • katie c. Aug 23, 2016
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
  • Dennis M. Aug 21, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    I contracted for a Karaoke service and was very satisfied. The professional was easy to work with and very accommodating.
  • Neha G. Jun 17, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Thanks Wayne, We all enjoyed your music.
  • katie c. Aug 23, 2016
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
  • Dennis M. Aug 21, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    I contracted for a Karaoke service and was very satisfied. The professional was easy to work with and very accommodating.
  • Neha G. Jun 17, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Thanks Wayne, We all enjoyed your music.
  • Michael R. Jun 13, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Wayne did an awesome job at my Daughters High School Graduation party. I would highly recommend him
  • Tracey H. Mar 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wayne was very easy to work with. He played what we wanted at our wedding.
  • Adriana R. Feb 2, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Soundbiz for our elementary school Mother-Son event and couldn't be happier with their service. They were thoughtful with their original quote...highlighting their experience with school dances and proposing ideas for the kids...prompt with their response when clarifications were requested...early to set up, attentive to our 'kids' needs, kept the parents engaged and were a total success. We had several parents asking for business cards afterwards. We'll definitely work with them again. Thank you Soundbiz!!
  • Fyffe A. Jan 8, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Wayne has a great selection of songs that we danced to and sang with! With his help the employee holiday party was a great success!
  • Kelley W. Dec 9, 2015
    Top 40 DJ
    Verified Review
    Wayne did such a great job of DJing our middle school dance--he was always paying attention to what music the kids liked, and his close attention kept the boys and the girls on the floor dancing all night! Huge hit!
  • Claire H. Dec 1, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Prompt and professional.
  • Michaela R. Nov 5, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
  • Bailey H. Oct 28, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
  • Lydia M. Oct 28, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Soundbiz DJ Service came in before the event and set up their equipment. They were professional and their equipment is great! The students were amazed at the lights and the fog machine. Carolina's student body and teachers were satisfied at the service provided and will be coming to Soundbiz for other events.
  • Cathy S. Mar 6, 2015
    Wayne has been my DJ for 28 years! From class reunions to birthday parties, he’s my guy! Wayne is the best at playing just what the crowd wants. Soundbiz has great sound and lights, as well as a nice selection for karaoke. I am so glad Wayne and Soundbiz DJ Service come to Greensboro whenever I need them!
  • Lee K. Feb 24, 2015
    It was a pleasure to work with Wayne. He provided the music, karaoke, etc. for a birthday party at Gringo's in downtown Greenville. He did a fantastic job! He was on time, stayed later than the scheduled end of the party at our request, and definitely went above and beyond. Everything went smooth and I would definitely recommend Wayne for any occasion.
  • Helen S. Feb 11, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    My daughter very happy for the Karayoky and games, she had a wonderful birthday party! The service is perfect
  • Chris B. Feb 11, 2015
    Wayne has provided us with awesome DJ's for several of our neighborhood events. They are always on time, have appropriate music for the attendees at the event, can always handle the music requests. I definately recommend Wayne, he offers A+ service.
  • Jay Z. Feb 11, 2015
    I have used Wayne, Soundbiz DJ Service several times. I have booked him personally as well as booking him several times for my Country Club. The variety of music and special effects he uses during one of his shows is awesome. He has fastly become our favorite entertainment choice for parties and major events.
  • Abby G. Oct 2, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Our high school homecoming dance was the greatest it's been in years largely thanks to Soundbiz. The lights were GREAT and Wayne played music that every student loved. Can't wait to have him back for our next dance!
  • Alysen M. Aug 17, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Wayne and his team were great. They were willing to extend their time at our event on short notice and put a lot of effort into making our daughters party a great event. The karaoke set up was very professional as was the dj music. They played just the types of music we requested and they were a big part of why our party was so much fun!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I usually start with a Thumbtack email connection, I'll talk with the customer over the phone, send out a questionnaire, contract, and rider, and follow up with another phone call to answer any questions or concerns. I'll always touch base the week of the event just to confirm details and reassure customer everything's good to go!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Master's degree in Recreation Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill , as well as a BS degree in Recreation Administration from Appalachian State. They both prepared me for my 10 year career as an assistant professor and Director of Student Activities at Greensboro College-where I started DJ'ing campus events and ultimately startED SOUNDBIZ DJ SERVICE!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Every show is priced based on the customer's budget. If they've only got $250 to spend I have to decide if the time involved, type of event, travel, hiring of roadies, and schedule is worth it. And generally once a price is established it stays the same for subsequent events
How did you get started doing this type of work?
As I said earlier I was Director of Student Activities at Greensboro College where I hired DJ's for campus events. I'd go to clubs and showcases to see and meet DJ's, which led me to doing 1-2 nights a week at the club, as well as DJ'ing some shows on campus, when a DJ or band failed to show up. When I left GC in '89, I started SOUNDBIZ DJ SERVICE as a full time business.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Private, Corporate, and School customers pretty well cover it. Weddings and birthdays generally comprise the private clientele while holiday parties and year end events involve corporate customers. I've worked with teachers, PTA/Booster leaders, coaches, student activities and sororities on college campuses.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Camp Blue Sky at Camp Harrison in Lenoir, NC in October. 2 nights of karaoke and 2 nights a camp dance for mentally and physically challenged adults. Its 44 hours of travel, set up, and playing time, but it's worth every minute from the response I get from this group. This year will be my 4th year doing this group and I hope it continues as long as I'm dj'ing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't go for the lowest price - you probably will get what you pay for. Read the reviews in Thumbtack and look over the provider's web site. Negotiate a price that's fair to both of you, and I guarantee you'll get a better show and more for your money!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How important is the DJ to their project? More important than say venue, food, decorations, other? Depending on how you rank them you should consider what you should expect to pay.