Angela C.* 07/15 - "He was wonderful for our 30th Anniversary Party, he made all are dreams come true. First, thing he did is, ask me for some music that, I like to listen to, so he could play them for us. Ask for an itinerary when we would like thing to be done. He came early and help out. Everyone enjoyed he very much! At the end of the party he gave as a gift, of 2 CD of the music, we ask him to play for us. If your looking for a DJ for your party. You need to Hire Rick! Hilda and Frank Jackson"
Brian B.* 08/14 - "We just got married last Sat Aug 16, 2014. Rick was our DJ for both the ceremony and reception. He did a great job! He helped create just the right atmosphere for our outdoor wedding. He is reliable, professional and an all around nice man. We highly recommend his services!"
Ana T.* 01/14 - "We are more than happy to recommend Rick as a DJ for your next party. In planning our son's bar mitzvah, we knew that he was not excited about the dance party aspect of his celebration [since he planned to have a separate fun activity with his friends]. He said that the music, if we had any, would "be for you guys and your guests - not for me and my friends!". With all of the expenses related to this event, we decided to just skip having a dj altogether and put the extra $$ into food and the actual venue. With the date quickly approaching, we decided that yes, we wanted to dance and party like fools. Of course, last minute planning is not typically the way that I like to do things. We needed someone a) fast b) wouldn't break the bank. One day, while searching Craigslist, I came across Rick's ad. His price seemed too good to be true, maybe a "teaser" to grab our attention and then the cost would go up from there. We never got to meet in person, but we sent him some songs that we liked, some that were "musts" and then said that he could "wing it." Man - he was amazing at winging it!! He arrived right on time and went about setting up without causing a ruckus. We didn't want a DJ who would be a big talker or to do the traditional "let's introduce the bar mitzvah boy" or make the rounds trying to involve our guests. It all happened naturally, organically. He played exactly what we wanted: jazz and other selections for dinner [guests commented on the nice compilation of music], followed by rousing dance music for us. He mixed old and new, and did it in such a way that it wasn't obvious that "this is the song that's supposed to rouse everyone". The music just flowed - from one hit to another, hip hop, rock, disco, pop - all of it was seamless and even the reluctant 13 year olds started to come in and DANCE. With the "old" folks. We had toddlers, young kids, my parents, grandmother's - everyone dancing and it was perfect. I am so happy that we decided to have music and dancing after all and it would not have been quite the successful event had we forgone it. Thanks Rick, for everything! "
Jerry P.* 12/09 - "I want to again thank you for the fantastic job you did at our 2009 Christmas Party. I have received a lot of comments expressing how much everyone enjoyed the music. I was very impressed with the sound system, music section, and your professionalism. I will definitely keep you in mind for our next event. Jerry P., 55th APS, Travis AFB, CA"
Michael A.* 8/09 - "Rick Arroyo of "Vainman Productions," saved the day for the "College Park High School, 40-Year Reunion" held at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill, California, this past August 15, 2009. Our Reunion committee was short on time for the event and with marginal economic resources. Mr. Arroyo contacted us through a Northern California Disc Jockey website that we published our wishes and parameters upon and was so gracious about meeting those needs and rescued us from not having a dj for our event. His individual playlist repertoire from which to choose from consisted of every type of music from swing to rock, from Latin to hip-hop, top-forty to disco, and every era you could imagine. Choosing the right songs from his playlist made the task as easy as possible. Mr. Arroyo showed up 2 and a half hours ahead of the starting time to coordinate his efforts. He worked directly with the Club and our Reunion staff in setting-up his equipment for providing us with the best possible sound, light, and atmosphere for the event. He was very cordial and accommodating with our classmates in selecting their requests and providing various announcements throughout the evening. He is a true professional and we COULD NOT, have selected a finer person or had the success we had with our most precious event...Sincerely, CPHS Class of 1969."
Matt* 5/09 - "Rick was a total professional and really helped our wedding reception go smoothly. He arrived early, kept us on schedule, and accommodated all of my many playlist requests. Definitely recommended!"
Robin* 4/09 - "Rick did an awesome job for the 130 person birthday party I threw. He took initiative to communiate with me beforehand, was patient for my responses, showed up early to the party, and played everything we requested. He is definitely the man for the job!"
Katrena P* 1/09 - "I was pleasantly surprised to find a DJ who was not only professional, but also charged a reasonable fee. Rick came well before the party to set up, which put my mind at ease, being that there are so many other last minute pressures to worry about. He chose music appropriate for my guests, who ranged in age from 10 to 70. I would not hesitate to contact him again for my next party."
Rev. Keith * 1/09 - "Thank you for a wonderful dance last Sunday night at our teen camp. It was such a joy to have you there, and obviously everyone there loved what you provided, as evidenced by the non stop dancing. You and I just connected on craigslist, yet I immediately trusted you and appreciated your professionalism. I have been in my position for almost 7 years now, and have had to book several djs for the dance. It hasn't always worked out for the betterment of our camps. However, I have now found a new dj for our Northern California program. Thank you for showing up early, for providing a fun time, diversified music styles, respect in dealing with the teens, and overall for being so wonderful. I know all of this will continue to bring you great success. With gratitude and with blessings."
Tammy & Frank N * 10/08 - "We were extremely fortunate and lucky to have connected with you! Thank you for your support and ideas as we planned and completed our "big day"! You remained flexible and had the knowledge to intercede at the right times. My best man said that you were very easy going and amiable to suggestions that he made, but offered a dialogue when additional considerations were needed. Thank you for bringing a little sanity to an otherwise insane day!"
Lempi M. * 7/08 - "As our wedding day drew closer and closer, we found ourselves in a panic worrying our reception. You did much to ease our fears with your nice suggestions for sequence of events. Day of, in addition to providing great music, you kept things running smoothly as a fine MC. You saved the day on the most socially important day of our lives! Thanks a ton!!"
Karen E. * 6/08 - "Rick performed at my son's 8th Grade Graduation Party June 2008 and the children as well as the parents were very satisfied with his performance. Rick listened to the children's requests and played the songs if he had them. Always making sure not to play songs that were not appropriate for their age group. He showed up early and played music while parents were setting up. We would definitely use Rick again."
Sherry I. * 5/08 - "Rick did a great job as a DJ at our end of year school dance for our young 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. We e-mailed him the titles of some required songs which he had. He even accepted special requests from them on the dance floor. The kids had tons of fun. We even had the bubble machine, which was a great hit. Thank you for a fun experience. "
Cheryl L. * 3/08 - "Have heard nothing but "it was great" all day Sunday and today at work!! I started playing the CD's this morning on my journey to work...I didn't know Bette Midler sang "Chapel of Love"??? Like I stated, the music was wonderful, lots of dancing fun...enjoyed by all ages at my party...from my grandsons at 3 & 4 to my Aunt at 84! Even the girls at work loved the 50's Theme! They weren't even born during that time! And the CD's....some of the tunes sound better than the originals I have from my Time Life Malt Shop Collection!! My cousins who were in High School in the early '60's just loved the sounds, brought back alot of memories...enjoyed doing The Twist, The Bongo Stomp, The Stroll, The Cha,Cha,Cha...it was wonderful!!! Thanks so much!"
CarolAnn * 2/08 - "Dear Rick, I have to say I received a lot of compliments on your DJing at our Girl Scout, Me and My Guy dance this past weekend. You kept the music flowing and was able to meet our needs to have a few contests with the Dads and girls. The best part for me was the your interaction in getting them involved in Cha Cha, Macarena and my favorite the chicken dance. Thank you for letting the group request songs and going with the flow of the evening. You exceed our expectations and created a enjoyable evening for all the guys and girls, even my husband had a good time. We will defenitely contact you for our 2008 dance. Thank you again"
Nathan L. * 1/08 - "We are very happy that hired Rick for our daughter's party. The music and the lights were great. Good job Rick."
Lance * 12/07 - "I wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our corporate Holiday party last Wednesday. Not only were you easy to deal with making the arrangements, but the fact that you were there early, set up and ready to go when the guests started arriving made for just one less thing I needed to even think about! You played all the right music without any direction. I think this is a true compliment to your professionalism. Also, I had nothing but wonderful positive remarks from the guests about the DJ, and really, what more can someone that has been blessed with arranging a corporate party ask for? I will surely recommend you to any and all that ask!Happy HolidayíŸÙs and thanks again!"
12/07 - "Rick filled all our music needs and then some at our holiday party. I was surprised to see him there so early setting up so I new we were in good hands! - FCA, Berkeley, Ca.."
Anne E * 12/07 - "Rick brought his extensive and varied music collection to our company holiday party and employed it skillfully to engage the crowd - he was animated and friendly and got even the reluctant dancers out on the dancefloor. It was a great party & I'd recommend Rick."
Sarah * 10/07 - "Rick was great! He was very professional and made sure to get to the venue early to take care of additional set-up needs. Things went off without a hitch. More importantly, he actually paid attention to our music tastes and played the songs we liked -- many DJs say they will and then the next thing you know you are hearing the Electric Slide. His professionalism before, during, and after the big day helped put our minds at easer amid all the stress. I recommend Rick highly!"
Mark & Charlotte * 8/07 - "Rick was one of the only elements of our wedding we weren't worried about. He was on-time and professional. Most importantly, he delivered a smooth playlist with quick adaptations for schedule or mood. It's a rare DJ who can use latitude creatively and still follow requirements strictly. We couldn't have been happier."
Beth and Paul - "Vainman was the superman for our July 7, 2007 wedding!à” The dinner and dance music were fantastic and Rick helped out tremendously by acting as the MC forà”events such as the toasts, first dance, cake cutting, etc. It was a great evening and Rick made it run smoothly and memorably.à” Thanks Rick"
Patrick - "In need of a DJ for our wedding reception, we came to Rick at the 11th hour of our planning. As our needsà”were fluid and changing to the last minute, Rick was flexible, supportive, and available for consultation.à”Heà”provided us with aà”great playlist, while accommodating our eclectic and varying musical tastes (progressive electronica + danceable hip hop!). At the reception, he kept us dancing till the lights came up. Great DJ, highly recommended!"
Mila - "Rick, thank you so much for taking the reins on my wedding day.à” You arrived early, handled everything smoothly and kept us on time.à” An absolutely awesome job for a wedding with no coordinator nor caterers. à”You took part in making my wedding fabulous, kept my people dancing and as you saw weà”LOVE to dance.à” Thanks so much for the Cd's with our wedding music on it, we played down the hill!à” I will definitely refer youà”to others.à”à”Amazing people make amazing things happen. It was a perfect night! I'll be keeping your number!"
John T - "Rick was a great asset to our wedding. He kept things running smoothly through the toasts and the first dance, father/daughter, etc. Once the party revved up though, Rick really got a chance to shine. He knows what people want to hear and was ready with any requests thrown his way. He helped us throw such an amazing party we had to keep it going for 2 extra hours =]. Thanks Rick!"
D. Erwin - "Rick did a fantastic job playing the music we wanted to hear. He let us hand pick our favorite songs, and added songs that our guests loved. I received several complements about the music, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a fun, professional DJ."
Rachel P. - "Rick is the best dj!!! He has so many different types of music your party will never get boring! Thanks for a great party and for being early to set up. Very reliable! "
Fairmont Elementary Parent - "DJ Rick brought great energy and infectious enthusiasm to our school's dance fundraiser for K-3 students. The kids, and their parents, enjoyed themselves enormously. DJ Rick mixed dance favorites and familiar children tunes, so there was something for everyone."
Mike and Norma - "We were extremely pleased with Rick Arroyo as our DJ. He showed up early to our Anniversary Celebration and played all the songs we asked for. He has a terrific mix of the perfect dance music for any dance style and will play any song that you want played! Our family and friends kept complimenting us on our choice for a DJ! Thank you Rick for making a very special event even more special for us!"
Pascale - "The music was fantastic. You made the party!à” I'll recommend you to all my friends. Thanks so much."
Wendy W - "Rick did a fabulous job as dj at our wedding. He arrived early to set up, played all the music we requested, and had all the genres we talked about. He was upbeat and took requests from my bridesmaides. A few guests even commented about how Rick looked like he was truly enjoying himself! We sure enjoyed his contribution to what turned out to be a perfect day!"
Danny Z - "Rick DJ'd the 2007 New Year's Eve Party for a 12-step organization of which I am a member and the Special Events Coordinator, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. He played a great variety of music, and was accomodating to the different ages and backgrounds of people at the event. He even showed up early and played music while we ate dinner, which was wonderful. I got a bunch of compliments on his work, and based on the quality of his dj'ing and his price, I'll definetely hire him again for our other events. Thanks Rick!"
Brandon and Andi - We were so very pleased with Rick at our wedding reception. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He played all the music we requested and also was willing to play requests for our guests. He helped us out with announcements and kept the whole thing flowing smoothly. In addition to being a great DJ, Rick is very good about communicating, returning emails and phone calls. He made the whole process very easy. We will definitely refer Rick to anyone who is throwing an event! Thank you for everything! "
Sarah - "Rick did a fantastic job at our wedding. He was professional and a lot of fun. The music was always great, from our ceremony to the dinner music to the dancing. He was really a big part of making our wedding a success."
Kate Dunham and Jill Schalet - You and Anne did an excellent job DJing our wedding reception and ceremony.à” We loved the music and your enthusiasm despite the heat.à” Also your helping us with annoucements for things like doing the toast and cutting the cake! We also really appreciated that you were there so early and helped us set-up for both the reception and ceremony.à” Thanks again for a great job!
Jaunie Schooley - Chair of the Sleepy Hollow Dragon Ball - Music makes the party, and Rick Arroyo knows just what to play! Thanks to Vainman Productions, our swim team party of over 200 kids (ranging in age from 4-17) was a huge success. Rick was early to set-up and ready to go exactly when requested. Rick made sure the music was age appropriate, popular, and especially danceable! He played a large number of requests and even thought to play "gameshow" music while I used the microphone to play a trivia game with the kids! Thank you Rick, for helping to create such a special and memorable evening!
Sara and Henry. - We could not have been happier with Rick and Anne! They kept the party moving for the entire reception and showered us with a hurricane of bubbles at the end of our ceremony. I realize it was more wedding, but I have never had more fun at a dance party, ever. The music was a great mix of our favorite genres, from cheesey rock ballads, to hip hop from our college days, to all those songs that made junior high dances in the 80s so great -- pretty much just what we asked for. Rick also kept things moving all evening, and helped us make sure that our reception was a huge success. Thanks for everything.
Tammie B - I was absolutely pleased with your djing. You were so very helpful and the music was wonderful. I really appreciated the announcements and you being there so early and all to help us get settled. Your services were greatly appreciated and I would happily refer you to friends. Thank you again for being a key player in one of the best days of my life.
patti and frankie - so, frankie and i had a tearful joyful wedding this past may 7 2006, and we had dj rick to help us in the festivites! we are such music people and we're able to work closely with him to create a sound we really enjoyed! we just wanted a good mix for our friends and family and he was able to produce that to a tee!thank you mr. dj for making a wedding of music to remember!
Noelle and Jim Agger - Rick was the DJ for our wedding in March 2006. He was very easy to reach during the whole planning process both by phone and email. We contacted RIck based on a recommendation from one of our friends who used Vainman Productions for their wedding. Rick played all the songs we requested and found others that really complimented our tastes. He was sensitive to the crowd and did not play inappropiate songs. He took the time to find some hard to find songs for us, and we would use them again for a party. Thanks for everything and helping make our wedding such a magical evening.
Steven Miyakawa/Studio Z - "Rick was very easy to get in touch with from the time I booked him till the event was over.à” Emails and phone calls we're answered instantly.à” The day of my event he showed up an hour before I asked him to and helped setup and get the party started on time.à” At the party, he was a real crowd pleaser with his song selection.à” When my other DJ flaked on me at the last minute, Rick stepped up and extended his set."
Khal and Cori Schneider - "From the time we hired him, to the night of the event, Rick was great. He is friendly, attentive and thoroughly professional. Before the event he invited us to come watch him DJ. Once we hired him, he was careful to ask about what music we wanted and did not want at the wedding. He arrived on time, set up unobtrusively and helped keep everything on schedule, and did it calmly. He was not hired to be an MC, and he did not act like one. Instead, he confined his time on the microphone to a few timely announcements. This was much appreciated. When an overzealous event manager went off script during the reception, Rick put us back on course. The music was well chosen and got people dancing. Had we picked a long list of songs to play, we know he would have played them, but we let him choose according to what seemed to be keeping people dancing. We have never been to a wedding where so many people danced. That has a lot to do with the job Rick did."
Larry Hayden - Federal Building Co. - " What a lucky set of circumstances put Rick in our path!à” We decided we wanted a DJ for our office party and went to Craig's List and there the first ad we found was his!à” Rick did a wonderful job arranging the music to blend the era's we wanted, and to mix in enough of the holiday music to balance out.à” We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and look forward to using his services again."
Dave and Kerry - "Rick Dj'ed our Halloween party and I could not have asked for anything better. A lot of our friends commented through out the night that they really enjoyed the mixture of music that Rick played. We also had many of our friends who NEVER dance, up on the dance floor!Thanks again for a night we will never forget!!"
Jay and Ivy - "Rick did a well executed play list for our wedding reception on Oct. 22, 2005. He played the tracks that we wanted to hear, and supplemented with his own tracks that kept people dancing on the floor. Thanks much for a memorable night!"
Marguerite - "Vainman Productions performed at our All Souls School Festival in Oct 2005.à”He was very professional andà”interacted with the crowd.à” All Souls School will be hiring him for years to come. Great job Rick, see you next year."
Brian Solis - "DJ Rick is professional, reasonable, thorough, punctual, and most of all, patient. He went out of his way to make sure our event was everything we hoped for. He goes beyond the call of duty."
Chi and Dan - "Thank you for turning on the groove at my wedding. You knew exactly how to get people on their feet and dancing. Even my husband who is a reluctant dancer, was dancing the entire time and enjoying himself. You were easy to work with and very accomodating. Thanks so much!"
Kate & Neil - "Hands down, Rick ROCKS! We hired his company for our wedding on August 13, 2005. He dj'ed both our ceremony and reception. Rick played what we ask him to and choregraphed the mood for the entire reception. By the end the whole party was rocking, including Rick. His chill personality and genuine care for our day was perfect to ease our stress both before and during the wedding. Rick rose above and beyond our expectations. Without a doubt, Rick is a profressional and very good at what he does. We would highly recommend him for any special event. Thanks again and hope to run into you again in the future!"
Sarah Taylor & Zachary Drake - "Rick did an excellent job as dj at our wedding in July 2005. Before the wedding, he was responsive to all our communications and a pleasure to work with. At the wedding, we particularly liked his friendly, but unobtrusive style and his ability to balance our requests with the mood & requests of our guests. Rick was also very good about handling some of the unusual/untraditional aspects of our event. Several guests complimented us on the music at our wedding. We would both enthusiastically recommend Rick for a wedding or other occasion and we would definitely hire him again for any special party we were planning."
Matt & Amy -- "Rick came through for our wedding, and some. He played a great mix of music, took many requests, and got the entire room moving. Good sound, good lights, and of course great music. I would recommend Rick without hesitation."
Diane & Henry - "Thanks for being the DJ at our wedding. I really appreciated that you were easy to work with and very flexible. I really appreciated that you worked with us to play what we wanted. Henry and I have a very broad range of music that we like and we wanted to play everything. My friends thought it was so cool when you played Motorhead, Ramones, and the Cult! Motorhead was a good way to wrap up the wedding! I would definitely recommend you to my friends!"
Tonya Wilkerson - "I used Vainman Productions for my wedding reception on June 11, 2005. They were absolutely fantastic from beginning to end. I found both Rick and our DJ Sam Peacock to be friendly, courteous, and easily accessible. Sam gave us terrific service, he had lots of music, worked off a list we gave him, and also took several requests. Everyone was pleased, from jazz lovers to top 40 dance music lovers. The price was also extremely reasonable. I would recommend these guys to anyone for any kind of event!"
Ralf Erz - "i want to thank you for your professional service with the DJ Gig for our wedding on 3/26/05. we were both very happy with your service especially considering the very competitive price."
Andrea Schumer - "Sam Peacock of Vainman Productions really made our party a smashing hit. He has an amazing selection of all types of music, including world music, acid jazz, and trance, which appealed to all my guests of cross-cultural backgrounds, and varying ages. I was very impressed by Sam's ability to intuit the mood of the party and play music that enhanced the upbeat atmosphere. He is very personable and professional too. I appreciated that he made a special trip prior to my party to take a look at my house for set-up and to discuss my choices in music. Having him DJ, turned my garage into a disco and we danced until 2:00am. My friends are still talking about how much fun it was. I highly recommend him for your next event!"
Heidi Frenzel and Scott Gronert - "We would highly recommend Rick and Ann for your event. Their work at our wedding was perfect and professional. We did not want an "emcee" type DJ, so we communicated this to Rick and Ann and, as requested, they were unobtrusive - except when we needed their help when Rick gracefully stepped in. I had many compliments on the choice of music. We didn't have time to come up with a long playlist so just provided examples of music we liked and they came up with great songs in the genre we liked."
Deanna Andrews Student Council Advisor - "Our Middle School (Pacific Academy) hired Vainman Productions to DJ a 6th - 8th grade dance in February. Everything was perfect! There was never a break in the music -- and the song selection was perfect for middle schoolers!. Additionally, requests were handled both quickly and professionally -- and the kids gave the whole evening a "that was the best dance ever" rating!. We will definitely be asking Vainman back!."
The Fergusons - "Vainman production was an awesome DJ services. Rick went above and beyond for our reception. Great value for such little money. I would recommend his DJ service to friends and family."
Mr. and Mrs. Jansons - "Rick was great to work with; very prompt in his communications and fun at the wedding. If we have another shin-dig we'd hire him again!"
Jessica - "Hi Rick, Thank you for the awesome music you provided for my party. I also appreciated the requested music you were able to play at a minutes notice. You kept everyone up and dancing. From old school to salsa! I still keep hearing how much fun everyone had. Thanks for helping to make my 30th birthday the best ever!"
Amber & Noah Lathrop - "Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping make my wedding special - you did a fantastic job & I couldnt have gotten a better DJ. Besides the price being low - the job you did was incredible. You even let my 12 year old sister wear the headphones & DJ with you - I know she loved it! The music selection you played was wonderful - and you really knew how to "feel" the crowd & the way you helped the whole thing run smoothly was such a big help! If I ever host any type of event I would DEFINATELY hope to hire you again, & you can certainly expect to receive referrals from us. Thanks again for all of your help & hard work. You are a class act!"
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey & Rebecca Whyte - "Thank you so much for your hard work and job wonderfully done. We received so many compliments on the reception and many said it was flawless. The music was great and you two did a wonderful job keeping everything on schedule. We definitely give you an A++++! Thanks again and please keep in touch with us for any future events that we can use you for. The service was stellar and you were both very cordial and easy to work with."
Mike & Christine Weiss - "Thanks to you, Rick and Anne, for all your flexibility and professionalism. It was enough of a challenge planning a wedding in a city so far from home, but Rick, your support and communication were much appreciated and really helped to make it easier!! Thanks for the great music and keeping the party flowing so smoothly!!"
Tiffany and Travis - "Thanks for the great music at the wedding. A lot of my friends were impressed with your services - I wouldn't be surprised if you get some work out of this. Anyhow, thanks!"
Jocelyn & Courtney Callahan - "Rick, Thank you so much for DJing our wedding reception! Having the right music was very important to us. We really wanted our reception music to represent our tastes. You succeeded in doing just that. You have been professional, understanding, and patient with us throughout this entire process. You have also been so accommodating of our requests you included everything we asked- and set just the right mood the entire evening. You made our big night unique and memorable - Thank you so much!"
Jim - "Everyone thought the music was great! I realize we didn't give you much to work from, but everyone agreed that you did an excellent job. We will definitely look you up for our next party (as will our friends)."
Taylor and Gina Dansby Longinotti - "Ya'll were fantastic! You really helped the night go smoothly and were a wonderful addition to our magical day! Your knowledge of music and your ability to work with our tastes were invaluable. Thank you so much Anne and Rick!"
Ram Ramadas - "We liked your (children's music) programme very much. Thanks for making our (5 year old's) party a success!"
Chris LaBonte - "Rick and Anne served as the DJ's for our Saklan Valley Middle School dance on 1-23-04. The DJ's did a great job choosing songs which were compelling but appropriate for our age group, they even took requests. Rick was easy to contact, flexible, and good natured throughout. We will definitely use these DJ's again.."
Kara - "Rick and Anne were the highlight of our wedding reception. Music was the detail we were most concerned with due to our very specific music tastes, which veer from your basic Top 40. They are extremely flexible and have an extensive knowledge of all types of music. Their presence at the reception was exactly what we were looking for - understated, professional, and stylish. They are a great alternative to the all too common MC/DJ who likes to hear himself talk more than play songs. In planning for our wedding, they were prompt in replying to our questions and extremely organized. Going with Vainman Productions was the best choice we made in planning for our wedding."
Charlie Pollack - "Yes, I would recommend you highly for events such as our bat mitzvah. The kids liked the music and your presentation, and the response was great. Thanks again."
Lisa Richards -"We enjoyed having Rick and Anne at our office holiday party! Rick was very easy to work with in the weeks leading up to the event-quick to respond to emails, flexible with our situation and very professional. Anne chose a fantastic mix of tunes that were far from the standard, boring stuff you usually hear. They showed up on time and were set up quickly. They are professional without being stuffy and are extremely affordable! Thanks, Rick and Anne!"
James (and Shannon) McVey - "Being a wedding photographer, I've heard my share of wedding DJ's; and music being very important to me, I was worried about what I might hear on my wedding night. But you both played exactly what I wanted to hear - the fact that Smog and Yo La Tengo were played still amazes me! You even help save the evening from a drunken best man by checking with us! :) Thank you both very much."
Sarah Lenz - 'Yeah! For my big 40th Birthday Bash I needed a DJ who would appreciate my wide ranging eclectic taste in music, and Rick & Anne really understood. They played the songs that I requested and added in their own spice to give the party a great continuous energy. Rick was great beginning to end, responsive, understanding, easy to work with. Great party! Thanks!'
Tami Moore - 'We used Rick for our wedding reception. He was awesome. He kept the party going all night, and played songs that we wanted to hear. He is very organized (which was good, because I wasn't) and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend him for your event.'
Kyle Sitler - 'You did a great job. By the way, write down the list of music you played Friday night because it was perfect. I might have you back for another party at some point and you could basically play the same songs.'
Agnes and Michael Ronin - 'Thank you Rick for the wonderful musical ambiance you created. Everyone enjoyed your musical mixes. I will recommend you for my company's Christmas party.'
Alicia Naval - 'It was an exciting event when we had Rick Arroyo for our DJ during the literary event for Oakland Ready to Learn Program. I appreciate your being on time in the event and the reasonable amount you charge for your services.'
Julie Barr - 'Hi Rick, I'd like to thank you for doing such a nice job at my 10 year high school reunion, and provide a letter of recommendation for anyone who is considering using your DJ service. I thought it would be easiest to just list some of the reasons why you do great work!: *Prompt with all responses & communication over e-mail *Flexible with his schedule*Good variety of music *Affordable *Plays all requests *Music appropriate for the occasion *Maintains a low profile & lets the party happen. Thanks again & if I will definitely continue to refer you to anyone in need of your services!'
Lloyd Handler - 'I thought Rick did a great job at our wedding. I recommend him without any reservations.... I really wanted someone who wouldn't merely be playing all of those same songs that you here at weddings.... Rick knows all of those, but his musical knowledge from years in radio goes way beyond that. Rick did an excellent job, mixing the different types of music together in a way that seemed to satisfy everyone'
Jesse Townley - 'my own experience with Rick's wedding d.j.ing. In February of last year he d.j.'d my own wedding. He played what we asked him to as well as many other very appropriate selections. Honestly, he was the only d.j. my wife and I considered. Since both my wife and I have long histories working in the music industry (for my own record label, for other record labels, as touring/recording bandmembers, and as radio disc jockeys), that says a lot!'
Gil Guerrero, President Oakley Firefighters Association - 'I just wanted to thank you for the great job you and Anne did at our Fireman's Ball! It was nice to know two professionals were running the program. Next time we'll make sure to let you choose all the music! Thanks again, for a gig well done.'
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