Music Express Hawaii
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P.O. Box 2801
Ewa Beach, HI 96706  | map
Genres: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock...
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My wife and I were so impressed with the music and the slide show presentation. Rick saved us a lot of time and effort on the slide show. When we made our inquiry to Music Express Hawaii, we were immediately showed the best support. Everything went together smoothly and Rick was awesome in giving us advice. In addition, my wife is very thankful for honoring her request to edit some part of the slideshow. The music was awesome, as well. His music made the night so much livelier and all our guests enjoyed it very much. It was an unforgettable night. We highly recommend Rick and his team because he would go the extra mile for you.
Wedding: 08/02/2014
Services Used: DJ
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What can I say about DJ Rick and his team....they're AWESOME!!! They know what they're doing. They're very professional and thank goodness for their flexibility and responsiveness because we had so many audible moments that the emcee(part of DJ Rick's team-A MUST HIRE) made sure the program went smoothly without a hitch. I hired them online and didn't meet them until the day of the wedding and they did not let me down. I highly recommend Music Express Hawaii because they're the BEST!! Thank you Music Express Hawaii for being a part of creating memories to a new beginning.
Wedding: 07/11/2014
Services Used: DJ
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Rick and his team did an OUTSTANDING job before and during our wedding. We met with him a couple times before the big day and he was very straightforward and offered lots of helpful suggestions for us. We exchanged a lot of emails as well and he was always very responsive. During the wedding he did an awesome job as our Emcee and since it was a day wedding, he filled the time appropriately. Our guests had such a great time at our wedding and I owe a lot of that to Rick and his team for running things so smoothly. I would HIGHLY recommend his services!!!!!
Wedding: 07/04/2014
Services Used: DJ
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Working with Rick from music express Hawaii was amazing! I couldn't have found a better Emcee for my wedding. I strongly recommend him and would totally work with him again. he helped us with everything and was extremely flexible with meeting with us when we were available. Being that I was my own wedding planner and this was all new to me he was really understanding when it came to me changing everything a million times and even down to the last minute he remand calm and very professional and changed everything to my liking! everything came out perfect I wouldn't change anything!...Thanks Rick your The best Really...
Wedding: 05/24/2014
Services Used: DJ
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I organized my wedding in Honolulu from Canada. We had guests coming from Australia & Canada for the wedding and therefore wanted it to be a fun reception with music from both countries and most importantly a LOT of dancing. Rick was great, he played most of the requested songs (ran out of time to play them all) and ensured the dance floor was never empty. He even threw in a few older songs for the older crowd which were very well received.

DJ Music express is very reasonable priced and provide great DJ services. Would recommend to any bride that wants a hassle free wedding.

Additionally, Rick graciously fulfilled the final odd request by the groomsmen to play Mele Kalikimaka as the final song of the evening... Was hilarious and I think a first that he had seen for a wedding reception to finish on that song. This just shows how much Rick can go with the flow :-)
Wedding: 03/27/2014
Services Used: DJ
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Music Express Hawaii was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator. We are SO pleased to have had Rick and his partner, Jason, DJ our wedding. Rick is very responsive, professional, and helpful! Fine-tuning my requested songs was one of the last items I attended to leading up to the wedding and Rick was very patient and sent me helpful reminders to get it done! I made my own photo DVD slideshow and Rick was kind enough to offer to bring a DVD player so that we could view it at the wedding. This little gesture really helped us out a lot and is why Rick of Music Express Hawaii is such a great wedding vendor. My husband and I would not hestiate to use Music Express Hawaii again! Thank you so much Rick and Jason! :)
Wedding: 03/01/2014
Services Used: DJ
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Rick and his crew were great! He was recommended to me by my planner and I did not get to meet him until the day of the wedding but I was fine with that since we live out of town. I finished my play list last minute ( like hours before the wedding) and he was still able to at all the songs I wanted for my ceremony and reception. He was so nice and easy to work with. The dance floor was never empty. We had a great time and did our guests. Job well done! Thank you Rick and your team!
Wedding: 08/14/2013
Services Used: DJ
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Rick & Edna are the BEST! Fulfilled their contract exactly as agreed. Professional to the utmost.

Thanks for being a part of our Wedding, family.
Wedding: 07/13/2013
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Rick Peralta and his team at Music Express Hawaii were a pleasure to work with. They let you pick and choose which songs that you would like to hear during the wedding reception. Everything at our wedding went smoothly. He is very personable and we would recommend their services.
Wedding: 06/22/2013
Services Used: DJ
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Wed had Rick on the day . He was amazing, he was fast at replying to emails and his price are very good. He was very friendly, and played most of the songs we had on our list. We had so much fun on the night with great music. Thank you so much Rick and the team for the night ! Miss Hawaii so much
Wedding: 03/21/2013
Services Used: DJ
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Extremely disappointed with our DJ choice of using Music Express. I had been in contact with Rick throughout the booking process, but then a woman who I had never spoken to or heard about showed up as our DJ the day of the wedding. It was also never explained to me that the DJ was not going to announce our small wedding party. I've never been to a wedding where the DJ did not announce the bride and groom. Luckily, a friend of ours was a good sport and was able to do it at the last minute. Rick should of mentioned this when I sent him the list of the titles and names of the people to be announced. Then the DJ asked if I wanted her to announce the names of the people doing the toasts. I was confused as she had said she wouldn't announce the wedding party, but she will announce other things? The music was ok, until she did played Rihanna's S & M song. Umm, completely inappropriate for a wedding. Be sure to put this on your Do Not Play list if you don't want it played as apparently this isn't a given. We hired Music Express mostly because of the price. However, you usually end up getting what you pay for and in this case I wish we researched a bit more before hiring Music Express. Not recommended. Hiring Music Express was the one thing I would have changed if we could have done it all over again.
Music Express Hawaii responded with the following comments:
To set the record straight, we were hired to provide DJ services for all music during the reception including, cocktails, dinner, formal program and dancing only. Our emcee services are an option that can be added to the DJ service if you need an emcee. We do it this way so that you only pay for what you need. It's clearly listed as an option on our website.

At the reception, just a minute or so before the bridal party was to do their grand entrance, we were approached by a woman saying that we can begin introducing the bridal party. We informed her that we were not hired to be the emcees, and unfortunately we had no wedding itinerary or list of bridal party names to announce if we needed to. We asked if she could check to see if someone else was assigned to be emcee, and if not, provide us the bridal party names and we would do it. A few minutes later another woman went to the podium to do the introductions. We played the selected music and everything went well.

Had we been hired to be your wedding emcee, we would have made certain that we had a copy of your reception itinerary that would have included the names of your bridal party for the grand entrance. And if you didn't have one, we would have worked with you to create it.
I'm sorry that you incorrectly assumed our emcee service was part of the package you booked, unfortunately it wasn't.

The online song request form that you filled out said that you would like top-40 music played for dancing. So we played songs that were in the top-40. We received a request from a guest to play the song S&M from Rihanna during the reception dancing. We've played this song at other weddings with solid results and it fit your request criteria of being a top-40 song. In fact it topped out at #15 on the Billboard charts in 2011. The version I used was a remix that had NO explicit lyrics.

We have a section on the song list that you filled out that asks you to tell us what songs you don't want played. There is also a comment area that you can give explanations or examples of songs you don't want played. No explanations or examples of songs including S&M by Rihanna were listed. As a last resort you could have taken a few seconds to walk to the DJ booth and asked us to change or stop the song which we would have quickly done.

Wedding vendors rely on the referrals and testimonials they receive from previous events. I was shocked by the negative comments and ratings you posted especially because we did exactly what we were contracted to do.

We arrived 1 hour before the reception was to begin to setup, and started on time. We provided music for the entire reception and mixed great dance music according to your requests that your guests danced to and enjoyed.
Wedding: 07/21/2011
Services Used: DJ
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They had all of the music we requested, and did well playing the Japanese music we gave to them. They set up a projector and screen for our video slide show, which all went very smoothly. They did not go above and beyond, but we had no problems and they were a great value.
Wedding: 03/21/2010
Services Used: DJ
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Very responsive and helpful during the planning process. I never met my DJ until the day of my wedding but I felt confident and relax with his service since I was talking back and forth via email. This DJ did a really good job in providing my playlist.
Wedding: 03/13/2010
Services Used: DJ
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Music Express provided the ceremony music, emcee for reception, music for dinner and dance music following the reception. I was very pleased with all of the services provided.

A few months prior to the wedding day they contacted me to request a program/itinerary for the reception as well as information regarding the wedding party, toasts, prayer etc. I had no wedding planner so I was at a loss where to start. They emailed me some sample itineraries as suggestions. It helped me a lot to have their suggestions and advice as experts in their field. They gave me a lot of positive feedback that helped to make the wedding go smoothly.

The music for the ceremony and dinner was just as I had requested. Oh yeah they also contacted me for playlists. i knew the main songs for entrance, first dance but the others I was at a loss again. they gave me sugestions of this too and once again it helped make it way easierfor me.

The emcee services were great as well. Rick was very confident and on point. After the reception we spent the rest of the night dancing.

I definitely recommend their services. They were very reliable and soooo helpful. They really knew what they were doing. Thank you again for making one of the parts of my wedding stress free and memorable!
Wedding: 01/17/2010
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Rick is very flexible, friendly, and accommodating. We are very particular about our music, and appreciated that we could pick out songs. While some DJs allow you to choose a handful of songs, Rick is more flexible. I recommend calling to talk things over with him for your exact arrangements. He is very easy to talk to and customer oriented. His prices are also very reasonable. He did a nice job as an emcee, helping the program to move along, without being intrusive or talking too much. There were a couple songs we wanted as must-play, that he did not have (granted we have obscure music, but he also said he would be able to get any song, and we could also provide the song if necessary), so this was disappointing. However, I feel that had we emphasized and followed up to make sure the songs we listed were available, he would have them. Overall, things went well, and aside from some minor problems, we really enjoyed Rick as a DJ and would recommend him.
Wedding: 04/16/2009
Services Used: DJ
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Rick was great and kept the music going. The only mishap was her started to play the wrong song when the bridal party walked down the aisle but he changed it and got the right song on for them! Besides that he was great and a great MC as well! I would recommend to anyone!
Wedding: 03/21/2009
Services Used: DJ
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