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Jonas H · Married on 09/21/2019
Zeb will make your party unforgettable. Fo reals.
Zeb absolutely CRUSHED IT at our wedding!Sent on 09/27/2019
Process: Easy to work with, took an interest in our wants and needs, used our Spotify lists of 250+ songs heavily as requested. On time, on point, and on budget. Great communication; coordinated seamlessly with our planner, videographer and other vendors. Late changes were met with "can-do" attitude, he didn't skip a beat.
Results: Great ceremony sound and a full dancefloor until the last song - including a lot of folks we didn't expect to stick around that long. Perfect balance of our must-play selections and reading the crowd / adding his own vibe. He was watching us all night and immediately responsive to signals for "please move the buffet line along" and "hey this dance is getting long and awkward" and "let's get this party turnt up right now!" A number of guests commented on what a great dance party it was.
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much Jonas! You and Andrea are the best. I had so much freakin fun at your wedding! The venue was absolutely beautiful and your crew was awesome. All the best to you and the wife on your journey together!
Connor · Married on 05/12/2019
Best wedding DJ!
Zeb was incredible! He was so flexible with our song choices and mixed everything live! It was so much fun! Our entire dance floor was full the whole time!!Sent on 05/26/2019
Karen · Married on 10/06/2018
Sounds Elevated was amazing for our wedding. Zeb handled all of the coordination prior and then Ian was our DJ day of. In addition, they provided extra set up for the ceremony (including microphones), speakers for the cocktail hour, and the photo booth. Also, Ian is a guitarist, and was able to play for the ceremony as well. Having a one stop shop for everything was wonderful. Zeb was always very responsive and helpful throughout the process. I can't recommend them enough!Sent on 10/09/2018
Kate · Married on 10/06/2018
We honestly couldn't have imagined a better DJ than Zeb. He was so easy to work with, dependable, and most importantly had the majority of our guests on the dance floor, for every single song, for two hours straight! He shut down the night with a full floor. As someone who works in the wedding industry, I see a lot of weddings and a lot of DJs. We loved Zeb because he wasn't cheesy, gave great advice and support along the way, and does a great job mixing live instead of presetting everything and just clicking play. You can really tell he truly loves what he does. We'd recommend him over and over again. If you're worried about what DJ to pick, go with Zeb! I promise you 100 percent you won't regret it.Sent on 10/09/2018
Matthew · Married on 09/22/2018
Zeb played, DJ'ed and MC'ed our wedding, solo, and totally crushed it on all fronts.Sent on 10/03/2018
During the ceremony, he played live acoustic guitar, going so far as to learn a few special songs ahead of the wedding to make the ceremony exceptionally special.
At cocktail hour, Zeb kept the vibe bright and happy with some great live tunes. The outdoor space we were in was beautiful, and the sounds elevated the moment to peak heights.
During dinner, the background music was classy, and Zeb was very attentive at enabling toasts and speeches with mics and sound coordination. Oh yeah - he brought all the AV gear needed to fill a massive outdoor space with the voices during the ceremony. Did I mention he is awesome! Our officiant, and I the groom both had wireless clippy-mics (that an industry standard term) rigged up, and their was a hand held wireless mic for the blessing bit for the moms. That mic got some good use during dinner too, and even my 90 year old grandma could hear what was going on.
Now on to the fun part - the dance party! Wow, Zeb was so spot on, and had the good people on the floor from first dance to last call. We had our few 'must plays' and a wee spotify list with some 'we kinda like this type of music' songs, and he was able to craft an engaging night of fun with everything from polka to gangsta' rap (thanks uncle ken for that request) mixed in with deft timing and crowd pleasing precision. Feedback from our guests was it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever been to.
I would highly recommend Zeb to play - and enable - all the musical needs of your event.
Sounds Elevated's reply:Matt you and Megan were so great! I loved hearing the stories about your time in Africa and other world travels. Your best man was spot on, your positive energy is infectious and that made playing music and DJing really easy and super fun! Enjoy the honeymoon!
Lauren · Married on 09/21/2018
Fantastic DJ and Awesome Guy
DJ Zeb was THE best! He took everything we wanted and made it even better. He really knows how to read a room and play the songs everyone wants to hear. He was also just a cool guy that we wanted to talk to and get to know instead of just some vendor we were using. Highly recommend!Sent on 08/14/2019
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thank you Lauren! You and Austin are the best :) I had such a blast at your wedding and so appreciate you having me!
Mikaela Ann Rosenthal · Married on 09/14/2018
Amazing vibe and music knowledge
Zeb was seriously the best. From the first consultation to the day of execution, he was extremely communicative, friendly, and easy going! Throughout the planning process, asking him questions and getting his expertise on thing was a breeze. He always replied to every email right away and always made us feel like we were his top priority. We loved his vibe and attitude towards music. Being that Zeb is a musician first and a DJ second he truly understands music on a different level. He listened to all of our likes and more importantly dislikes when it came to music selection and did a fantastic job incorporating every request into the night at exactly the right moment. Using Spotify to make playlists gave us a chance to share our music tastes with him, while still allowing for Zeb to use his expertise to sculpt the vibe for the entire night. We loved how relaxed he was on wedding day, set up all his equipment without bothering any wedding guests and hit every timeline moment spot on. Zeb is NOT one of those "cheezy" wedding DJs who tries to be a part of the party. He only uses the microphone when necessary and allows the guests to make the night their own. I can't recommend Zeb more and promise that whatever type of music style you like or vibe you are looking for, he can make your wedding night a dream come true!Sent on 10/18/2018
Emily · Married on 09/08/2018
Zeb was incredible with all aspects of our wedding. He played live guitar at our ceremony, and even learned how to play a song that we requested that he hadn't played before, and he sounded awesome. He helped us curate playlists for our cocktail hour, dinner, and reception. His reception music was amazing! Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and everyone was impressed by him. He worked with us to play a unique song for our first dance (we surprised our guests with something choreographed) He went above and beyond and truly made our wedding special!Sent on 09/20/2018
alison · Married on 08/18/2018
Best DJ/Band performance we had ever seen. He had everyone up on the dance floor all night and managed to play all of our family and our favorite songs with live components! Our guests absolutely loved it and everyone of all ages had a blast and won't stop talking about it. Zeb was also extremely responsive and easy to work with all years as we prepped for our wedding. He also did an awesome job as MC for the wedding....really truly a professional and did it with a smile on his face. We couldn't recommend him and his team highly enough!Sent on 08/27/2018
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much Alison! You and Mike are the coolest. We had a blast at Park Winters with you and your crew. Hope to see you at a show soon! Enjoy the honeymoon.
Pansy · Married on 08/11/2018
Zeb is amazing! We hired him and Lindsey with So Good Photobooth to be our DJ (ceremony, sound/mics, reception, dancing) and photobooth for our wedding right outside of Yosemite last month.Sent on 09/11/2018
Pre-wedding: We inquired with a few DJ prospects, but after talking with Zeb, we knew he was the right DJ for us. A non-cheesy DJ that isn't a mic-hog and has great taste in music, especially since he's a musician himself! He was incredibly organized and responsive via email throughout the wedding planning process. He also utilizes an online questionnaire and a wedding music planning app, as well as Spotify, to help with your selection of music for the day of. It made wedding planning much easier knowing we were in good hands with Zeb when it came to hiring a DJ.
Wedding: When it came to the day of, Zeb arrived earlier than expected to our venue to set things up, which is great! Everything went so smoothly throughout the entire day. He played some great music, everything from motown, oldies, hip hop, and pop. He really read the crowd and gauged what music to play next based on how people were reacting! He was great on the mic too when introducing people for speeches, and was very attentive in making sure to check in with us throughout the wedding when needed.
Post-wedding: Zeb was incredibly quick to follow up after our wedding, specifically over our photobooth prints with So Good Photobooth. I was so shocked on the quick turnaround with the photos!! At the end of the day, our only regret was that we didn't hire Zeb to be our DJ at our after-party after the wedding to keep the party going!
Zeb and Lindsey were great and we would recommend both of their services to anyone and everyone! Thanks again Zeb and Lindsey!!
suzanna · Married on 06/23/2018
Zeb was amazing. He did a great job DJing - we gave him barely any guidelines for the reception, but he still played exactly what we wanted. He sent out detailed surveys before the date which allowed us to give him an idea of what we wanted playing at various times throughout the ceremony and reception. He even kept playing after the set finish time when our whole party wanted to keep dancing!Sent on 09/30/2018
We worked with his fiance Lindsey for our photobooth, which was also exceptional. They both traveled to Tahoe for our wedding, and their travel prices were very reasonable. They come highly recommended!
Rebekah · Married on 06/09/2018
If Zeb is available, book him! We booked Zeb for our reception and couldn't have been any happier and wonder what our wedding would have been like without him! He played the guitar for cocktail hour and then DJ'd the reception so we were excited that he doesn't only specialize in one area.Sent on 08/13/2018
With our small wedding and older people from our families attending, my husband and I initially thought the dance floor was going to be empty most of the night. Well, Zeb had the party going so much that even our older family members were on the dance floor all evening as they enjoyed Zeb's selection.
He was great to work with and my husband and I think that without Zeb, our wedding wouldn't have been so great!
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much for having us Rebekah! You and David were so cool and it was blast playing for you and your crew. All the best!
Grant · Married on 05/19/2018
Zeb was very accommodating and flexible, we made a lot of last minute changes to song lists and he was super helpful and reliable. He kept the dance floor going the entire night, did a great job mc'ing the reception and all-around nailed it. Highly recommended!Sent on 06/04/2018
jo · Married on 02/10/2018
Zeb was amazing. He helped us keep the reception moving along and kept the party going. He asked all the right questions prior to the night and made sure we had an awesome night. Professional, responsive, and above all a super nice guy. Couldn't recommend more.Sent on 02/24/2018
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much Jo! I had such a blast at your wedding and loved being a part of you and Shannon’s big day!
Pablo · Married on 01/13/2018
What an incredible show! Zeb and his fellow musicians were a hit! Brittany and I are so happy that we came across you by fortunate reference. After reviewing Zeb's website and speaking to him, I knew immediately that he was the one! It was getting late in the planning, a month out to be exact, and Zeb was on it! Our musical tastes were similar so all I did was slide a few of our preferences his way and he did the rest. Zeb is a talented artist/musician and if you're thinking of adding on his live band set up for your event, DO IT! We did. He was so accommodating and knew what he was doing. Very trustworthy. You won't even have to worry. We didn't. Thank you Zeb and the SOS band! Incredible!Sent on 02/21/2018
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks Pablo! I feel like I've known you and Brittany forever! Congrats on the wedding, the new job and the exciting future you too have ahead. Can't wait to hang with you two in The Bay! Cheers - Zeb
Melissa · Married on 10/07/2017
Zeb was wonderful! We gave him several playlists of songs for different parts of the wedding (pre-ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, etc) and then asked him to also read the vibe of the room and improvise. Our number one goal was to have an epic dance party, which Zeb definitely delivered on. He even got all our parents to the dance floor! Our venue closed at 9PM and we had an afterparty at the lodge we were staying at nearby. I wasn't sure we should have that part DJ'd or just use our own playlists, but we ended up having Zeb move to the afterparty venue and continue DJing for a few hours. It was totally worth it! It was an amazing time and he was so friendly and helped create a fun vibe. 10/10 would hire again!Sent on 11/06/2017
Sounds Elevated's reply:Ha! Your parents were awesome! Thanks so much for the kind words Melissa. I had a blast at your wedding. :)
Molly · Married on 09/24/2017
Zeb at Sounds Elevated is not a wedding DJ. He is a musician. The difference is huge when you are trying to create that perfect entertainment environment and throw the best party you can. Not only was he one of the nicest people, but also was able to execute a vision beyond my expectations. His questions beforehand were poignant and thoughtful, reminding me that he cares as much about the Music as creating that special ambience for a seamless event. Live Music, DJ, Lights...photo booth! Do not have enough good things to say & my guests felt the same.Sent on 11/12/2017
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much for the kind words Molly! You and Chris were such a pleasure to play for and we really appreciate the hospitality. Your wedding and guests were super fun, making our job a breeze. I just wish we could have played for a few more hours!
Andrew · Married on 09/02/2017
Zeb was not only personable and very professional in the introductory and planning phases of the process, but he was also amenable to suggestions and very flexible.Sent on 09/08/2017
He was extremely thorough and helpful, and basically left it up to us how much or little we wanted to be involved with curating and shaping the musical selections at the different points of our wedding.
During the wedding he worked closely with the wedding coordinator, and with us, without needing too much input since we had everything carefully planned beforehand because he made it so easy to do so. His drummer, his dj skills and his ability to blend live performance with the classics we loved really had our guests gushing over how fun the music was. Seriously he was the best wedding DJ and live music experience we've ever had.
Sounds Elevated's reply:Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for the review! It was such a pleasure working with you and Paris. I hope the honeymoon in Africa was great and diving with the great whites was amazing! Yikes ;) Playing guitar and DJing with Paul on the drums was so much fun and the afterparty was off the hook! Plus I'll never forget the horses galloping in the background as you two tied the knot! All the best, Zeb
Phillip · Married on 08/19/2017
Zeb was great! He listened to what we wanted and built a great set. He knew how to feel out the room and how to accommodate guest requests. He also was great with my nephew and younger cousin who loved the DJ booth. Due to a landslide the quartet for the ceremony was late, but Zeb was there early and stepped up immediately and was ready with music in its place. I'd recommend Zeb for any wedding or event. We couldn't have been happier.Sent on 11/14/2017
Sounds Elevated's reply:I had your back Phillip! You and your crew were amazing to play for. I love looking back at the pictures from your wedding. That Dirty Dancing move was a highlight and Patrick Swayze ain't got nothing on you ;) Your little cousins were a hoot! Future DJ alert!!! Cheers - Zeb
emily · Married on 08/05/2017
Zeb was our wedding DJ this summer and totally exceeded our expectations! We gave him minimal direction to do what he does best, and he most definitely delivered. He really understood how to get EVERYONE onto the dance floor and progressed the party into the night. Even our grandparents still can't stop talking about how much fun they had, and he was kind enough to let some of our younger family members put their turntable talents to the test. We highly recommend Sounds Elevated for any event and hope you have as much fun as we did! ☮Sent on 11/21/2017
Elle · Married on 07/29/2017
Zeb was a fantastic DJ! He was wonderful to work with — so accommodating, so chill and so personable. Our guests raved about Zeb's work at our wedding. As one guest told me, she was waiting for a song to come on that she didn't love so she could leave the dance floor and grab a drink, but such a song never came on. Zeb rocked the first part of dancing at our wedding, which was more inspired by oldies, pop and classic dance hits and then did an amazing job DJing our after-hours party, mixing up the classics with club beats and great transitions. Everyone loved his work! He was also a wonderful, low-key emcee throughout the night and an overall kind person. We highly recommend him!Sent on 08/14/2017
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much for the review! I had such great time at your wedding in Yosemite. Wishing you two all the best. - Zeb
John · Married on 07/22/2017
We hired Zeb for our outdoor wedding in Berkeley, CA in July 2017. He was fantastic from our initial phone contact through the end of our wedding evening. Zeb is professional, courteous and organized. He will be as much of a critical centerpiece and organizer as you need him to be or will gladly defer to a coordinator and take direction. My wife and I highly recommend Zeb, here is what we were most impressed with:Sent on 10/31/2017
- Reading us at initial phone consultation and subsequent follow ups, communicating with us the way we wanted to be communicated with.
- Punctuality - he was on site before our wedding coordinator!
- Professionalism. Clear, concise communication, perfectly dressed, kind to guests. Happily took direction from our coordinator.
- Great equipment. Top of the line, capable of handling any indoor/outdoor space.
- The music. Zeb did an incredible job of managing the needs/wants of my wife and I but at the same time seamlessly reading the crowd and incorporating requests. We really would not have done anything differently.
Lastly, Zeb is a musician himself. That's important. I believe this is what really allowed Zeb to ensure the music and transitions were so seamless. He understands music and he understands how to manage a vibe.
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks John. You're wedding was a treat. Redwood grove ceremony and Palm Tree reception for the win! Great to see you at Andrews wedding later in the summer too!
Brianna · Married on 06/24/2017
Zeb was so so so many on and before our wedding day. He was there every step of the way. I go a recommendation list of DJs from our venue and sent him a quick email and he responded to me within minutes.Sent on 10/16/2017
He was so kind and easy going (which is great in the stressful wedding process.) He listened to my request, concerns and executed perfectly. During our wedding, he was there before the event to set up and I just completed trusted him with everything else! His prices are so reasonable especially considering how awesome he is! He somehow managed to please a wide variety of age groups at my wedding and made sure everyone had an incredible time.
He was so lovely to work with and I cannot say enough good things about him! Seriously, PICK SOUNDS ELEVATED!
Sounds Elevated's reply:Hi Bri! I appreciate the kind words and love the photos you sent. I hope you and Ryan are loving the married life! It was really great DJing your wedding and the day couldn't have been more beautiful. Wishing you all the best! - Zeb
Jessica · Married on 06/17/2017
Zeb was awesome. He is a very talented DJ. I suggested some songs but he filled in my playlists with quality sounds. His transitions were great. My wedding was an amazing party thanks to Zeb and Sounds Elevated.Sent on 06/25/2017
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks so much Jessica! I really appreciate the kind words. Your wedding was so fun!
Ann Marie · Married on 05/21/2017
I would recommend Zebuel 100% for any wedding big or small. We put on a wedding with multiple events, and he was the backbone of each of the days.Sent on 08/01/2017
Zebuel can bring a full band, be the band himself, play guitar, dj, mc, run sound, entertain, and improvise based on what's happening, making him hireable for an entire weekend, not just one event or day. And he's funny, personable, adaptive, and trustworthy.
There is no way we could have pulled off musically what we did, without Zebuel being the pulse of it the entire 4 days.
Sounds Elevated's reply:Thanks for the review Ann! I can't tell you how awesome it was to be a part of your destination wedding in Arizona. It was such a great experience to be involved in so many aspects of the event. It never felt like work and I had a blast the whole time. Multiple DJ sets, acoustic guitar and singing the "Don't Worry Be Happy" acapella vocal bass part were all great! The highlight for me was playing guitar for you and Kerry's duet of "Islands in the Stream"! So cool :)