Squawkbox Sound is an experienced wedding DJ company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Led by company founder and lead DJ Russ Powell, this team of dynamic performers aims to provide professional, fun-filled entertainment for your big day.
DJ Russ has had a love of music from a young age and has carried this passion with him throughout his life. He found his calling as a wedding DJ in 2003 when he was asked to lend his professional sound system for a friends wedding. Instead of simply fulfilling this request, Russ stepped in as the lead DJ for the event. With guests impressed by his stylish sounds and crowd engagement, he booked two further wedding events that very night, and Squawkbox Sound was born.
The team at Squawkbox Sound aims to treat every client like a part of their family. They offer a consultation to get to know your needs and style so that they can customize your experience in line with your preferences. They can supply a wide variety of music from a range of genres including rock, pop, oldies, country, indie, and more. Their professional MC services ensures that your event flows seamlessly, while their curated playlists guarantee a full dance floor all night long. This company has also paired with a range of diverse vendors to enhance your day. These include photographers, planners, officiants, and many others. Their personalized DJ packages include:
63 Reviews for Squawkbox Sound
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alyssa Stegmaier · Married on 08/31/2019
DJ, MC, Coordinator, all of the Above
My husband and I were married on 08/31/2019. Both of us are introverted people, and don’t dance much. We had no clue where to start when it came to looking for a DJ. Thankfully our venue had some suggestions and a few emails/phone calls later and we were in contact with Squawkbox. Russ asked us such great questions, regarding what we were looking for so he could provide us with exactly what we wanted. We were pleasantly surprised when Russ and his wife invited us over to their place for dinner, and to go over our wedding music. We were sent a few questions to fill out regarding what music we wanted for just about every little wedding day music thing you can think of. Which was great, because we didn’t have to sit down and think of all the little moments that required music. They even gave fantastic suggestions for songs when we were stumped. For instance we couldn’t decide what to play for our ceremony exit, Russ played a few bars of a couple songs and worked with us to find the perfect one. Russ was unavailable to DJ for our wedding, but he assured us our DJ Josh would be fantastic. Russ couldn’t have been more wrong. Josh wasn’t fantastic, he was beyond fantastic. He was the best possible DJ we could have hired. Josh was professional, and so fun. He took what we talked about with Russ and did better than we could have ever imagined. For example, we did the shoe game, and after a few questions he asked our guests for questions. During our anniversary dance the last few couples left standing were asked to give us some marriage advice (it was so touching to hear from my husband’s granddad who’s been married for so many years tell us what works for his marriage). Josh even went beyond the job of a DJ. During dinner he helped to usher tables and spent time talking with our guests. Never did our reception dance feel like every other wedding, and guests who don’t typically dance got out on the dance floor, including my husband who swore he might dance for one or two songs. He ended up dancing the night away. Many of our guests kept saying how amazing our DJ was. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ and recommend Squawkbox to anyone getting married in the Northern Utah area.Sent on 10/02/2019
Kendall · Married on 08/16/2019
Amazing guy and dj
Russ made the night amazing. He was there at the ceremony and the reception to help the guests. His planning beforehand was impeccable and he was always on top of things and helping us with our big day. We were on the fence about having a live band or DJ and Russ made us forget any thought about the live band because he was so interactive. He also was great with instructions and had such a great attitude and energy with our guests! 100% great pick!Sent on 08/23/2019
Alyssa · Married on 07/26/2019
Great to work with!
Russ DJ'd our wedding and he did a fantastic job! He was so fun and easy to work with! I don't think we ever left the dance floor and more than one guest said it was the best selection of music they've heard at a wedding. I can not recommend Squawkbox Sound enough!Sent on 07/27/2019
Russ at Squawkbox Sound is one of the best! Always happy, positive and knows how to get the party started! I have worked with him at weddings and also have seen him at public events like the Witches Fest each year. He knows his stuff and I am always happy when I see him at events!
I always enjoy working with Russ. Every time I see him as the DJ, I am so relieved. It is so important to have people who know what they are doing on your wedding day, you really won't understand how important it is until you don't have it. Hire Russ and avoid regret. I can't tell you how many times I have been working, when the DJ's equipment malfunctions, or the microphone doesn't work right, cursing out every third word. I have seen speakers light on fire because the DJ was pushing too much power to the speaker. This is the sort of thing that happens with less experienced DJs. Don't let this be you! Hire Russ, he is your man! Hiring a DJ isn't just about the music. The DJ is single handedly carrying your wedding party on his/her shoulders. The wedding Ceremony is for you as a couple, the rest of the night is a party for the guests. Russ does a fabulous job carrying the crowd. He is an amazing MC and he knows JUST what to play to pull the dancing into a frenzy if it starts to crash. He has a variety of lights, speakers, all professional quality.
Russ is an awesome DJ and a nice guy. I have worked with him several times over the years and he's always very professional and personable. He uses top of the line equipment and knows how to read a crowd and play the right music. I would definitely recommend him to anyone whose looking for an amazing DJ to make your special event memorable!