A Ran Music Service
On WeddingWire since 2015
At A Ran Music Service, we solve our clients’ biggest worry: “But, will my guests dance?”
We dance guests out! Even those reluctant “non-dancers” will be compelled to join the dance floor for the entire evening, never looking for their seat again, and “living it up” on that dance floor the entire night.
We’re music lovers and musicians- we know a thing or two about composing a captivating and irresistible playlist that incorporates personal song selections into your unique event.
Plan: We select songs that bring even the most varied groups of people together. The key is PERSONALIZATION and infusing songs that BRIDGE together different genres, no matter how opposite they may be. Songs effortlessly flow from one to the next- keeping your guests dancing without interruption.
Our Promise: Your event is of the highest importance. Our team of Platinum Level Professional DJs are ready to make your next event fun and memorable. We are prepared and in-tune with both our clients’ vision as well as the nuances of the venue.
Our Values: Integrity, responsiveness, respect, and full focus on you and your guests from inquiry to the last song.
All packages include:
- Cocktail/Social Hour Music- Creating an inviting atmosphere while your guests mingle and converse comfortably.
- Dinner Music- Fashioning a lovely ambience while you and your guests enjoy the cuisine and conversation.
- Reception Dance Music- Delivering hand-selected songs certain to swarm the dance floor and create a memorable occasion.
- First-Rate Sound Equipment & Trained Sound Technicians – Guaranteeing unrivaled sound quality and perfect levels- no buzzing or squealing.
- Dance floor lighting- Painting the room with vibrant, colorful lights and a carefully crafted light show designed to enthuse your guests and lure them on the dance floor.
- Microphones & Professional MC Services- Providing MCs who utilize proper technique so all of your guests hear announcements and speeches distinctly and don’t miss a thing.
- Personalized Planning Guide- Building an outline for musical cues, speaking roles, ambience, and mood in order to execute your vision flawlessly.
Other Available Services Include:
Ceremony Services • Fog Machine (Water-based) • Up Lighting • Sound Services for Live Bands,
Theatre Productions, & Conventions • Stage Lighting and Technician • MC/Event Hosting Services
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It all began with Ran hosting a music video television show and being a musician for multiple national performing groups. This led to Ran MC-ing and providing music for charitable events with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and United Way, resulting in raising more money for those non-profit events.
Soon after it grew to equip these and other fundraising events with lighting. Eventually, guests and fellow volunteers asked Ran to DJ their weddings, conventions, and other milestone events.
Ran is a man of high integrity that believes only the best will do. He’s invested much over the years because he is zealous about what he does. It has proven successful for him as he has received awards such as Business Man of the Year from Congress , an A+ rating from The Better Business Bureau, The Knot’s Pick- Best of Weddings, The Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Ethics, and multiple nominations for the Twin Cities Business Minnesota Family Business Awards from Twin Cities Business Magazine.
He is also the preferred DJ for Summit Manor Reception House in St. Paul- voted The Knot Magazine’s number one venue for wedding receptions. In addition Ran has taught classes in the art of DJing at Dunnwoody Institute. For more information, visit our awards page.
Being the daughter of a musician, it was inevitable that I would be very attracted to music and in turn, the DJ business.
At the age of 13, my dad purchased a computer and desk and set it up in the office, right next door to the studio. He suggested that I could help by typing up the music library for the DJ business. As I sat at the desk to begin typing, dad played music in the background. He was very patient and informative; explaining the artist’s or band’s name, genre of music, decades of popularity, and most requested songs.
I found this fascinating. What I also found is that I began to fall in love with different categories of music from every era. Dad continued to DJ throughout my teen years. While I admired what he did, I never really considered stepping into a role with the company until my later part of high school.
I was staying after school to work on the school newspaper. My instructor told me that my dad was coming to get me. That didn’t make sense, because he knew it was layout week.
Come to find out, dad was diagnosed with cancer. While my family remained optimistic, we would later be told by the doctor that it was terminal and advanced. This crushed me, as dad and I have always had an extremely close bond.
Dad has always been a man of integrity and a hard-working man. He mentioned that he had contracted jobs for brides, and he wasn’t about to cancel. He asked the family to step in and help, and we agreed.
During events, I began observing the way that dad would listen to a song and go back to the mixer to ensure that the levels were exactly right. I watched him scan the dance floor for the guests’ reactions, smile happily, and pick a song that would keep them dancing some more. When he wasn’t DJing a job, I spent time chatting with him about how he was creating a playlist and stringing together songs.
He continued to have me type up the music library and as I became more and more educated about music, I started making playlists and providing my ideas for song pairings. He continued to encourage me. Next he taught me about proper delivery and microphone technique so that I would soon MC events, too. Shortly I knew that I wanted to get a degree in Business Administration and be a part of the company.
Dad underwent radiation. We’d go to his appointments together. I’d sit in the lobby and study for my ACT test. When he was done, we’d go out for coffee and a pastry. On Good Friday in 2006, dad would get the phone call from his doctor stating that the cancer was operable and had not traveled to other parts of his body. We couldn’t have been happier! Dad has been cancer free since that surgery.
I went on to get a degree in Business Administration and graduate with highest honors. I learned more about operating a business and soon took on the Event Coordinator role; putting my business writing, business communications, marketing, and entrepreneurial education to the test.
With each wedding and event, I fall deeper in love with my job. This is my calling, I’m talented at doing this, and I’ve worked hard at it. It’s all because I’ve learned from the best of the best- someone who is hard-working, dedicated, and passionate about what he does. He’s someone who never gave up or let his clients down. He’s someone who pays attention to detail and takes an interest in personalizing the experience for each and every event. I’m thankful that I landed in this industry and for having the opportunity to provide exceptional music entertainment alongside my business partner… my dad.
As a sound and lighting technician, Faylon enjoys working for the company because he is able to use his talents. Faylon has a keen ear for sound quality and creates exceptional light shows for events.
He’s has always been creative and drawn to the arts. He began playing the bongos at the age of 3 with a natural sense of rhythm. Beginning in his early teen years, Faylon would draw ornate abstract drawings or pass time by painting.
It isn’t uncommon to find Faylon sitting closest to or behind the sound and lighting booth at concerts and productions, as he’s always been fascinated by setting up and running sound and lighting systems. He enjoys discussing sound and lighting gear and he’s the go-to guy when it comes to deciphering what equipment to use based on the layout and acoustics of an establishment.
Faylon started with the company in 2006 upon learning that his dad, Ran, was diagnosed with cancer and needed help with the business. As a musician, Faylon has always loved music, but took a special interest in the technical side of things. Ran is now fully cancer-free and both Faylon and Niki continue to work for the business alongside their father.