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Mike Georgen-Wester · Married on 11/17/2018
James Cooper is a DJ Mastermind. In full transparency, we used the whole Family Affair team to do our wedding. Planner, Photographer, DJ, Videographer were all one great package. How did we find them? Through Jim and his wife Joanna. When we initially were seeking vendors on our own, Jim was one of the first people we spoke with. We had spoken with a few other DJ’s before Jim and none really had the vibe and connection that we were looking for. Jim was perfect from the beginning and was by far our most responsive, vendor. He led us through not only the DJ selection process, but guided us towards a path for other vendor selection that ultimately brought me and my partner’s stress level to almost ZERO.
As a DJ, he is incredible. My partner and I were nervous to say the least when we were telling a DJ that we wanted the night to start out with inclusive Motown and approachable pop music that eventually turned into millennial gay dance party extravaganza realness.
Did Jim flinch? No.
Did he tell us he loved the idea? Yes.
Did he execute? 100%.
Everyone, and I mean everyone (my partners family aren’t big dancers) got onto the floor at some point, and most of our friends and close family wouldn’t leave.
My partner and I decided to change our first dance song the morning of our ceremony.
Did Jim reply to us day of the wedding immediately? Yes
Was our last minute change an issue? No.
Did he compliment our choice and say it would be perfect? Yes.
Jim at Soundwave was a PERFECT blend of client service, taste, experience, and talent. He is basically the Ritz-Carlton of DJ’s and frankly, I wouldn’t ask anyone else to DJ a wedding in Key West.
Lesley · Married on 10/12/2018
Jim was incredible with our custom playlist and ceremony music. And a fun staple of Key West, I've learned from other vendors' feedback.
We had a very specific vision that Jim met with ease and enthusiasm.
He talked with us day-of to ensure the timeline was on-track, and was patient and worked without hiccup with things got inevitably delayed.
He was on-time, his set-up and lights blended right in, and he was very sweet. Though a backdrop in the eyes of our guests, his playlist and his announcements were spot on to us with what we idealized and his professionally worked without any hiccups.
Many compliments on his work. A job well done!
Hilda · Married on 09/29/2018
I loved every single piece of music we had at our wedding... And Mr. Jim Cooper is such a friendly person to work with! Thank you for everything!
Gretchen · Married on 09/02/2018
Exactly what we wanted!
Joanna was our videographer for our wedding and reception at Hemingway House. We wanted to wait until we watched our video before writing a review. What we wanted was a nice, simple, but high quality video account of our perfect day. We wanted to hear our vows, watch our friends and family talk and laugh, and basically just relive this moment in our lives. That was surprisingly difficult to find. With soundwave, we got exactly what we wanted and for a very reasonable price. On top of that, Jim and Joanna were so easy to work with before, during, and after the wedding and our video was done before the estimated turn around time. We couldn’t be happier!! Thank you so so much!
Ann · Married on 06/11/2018
Wonderful people to work with.
Sarah · Married on 05/19/2018
I can't say enough wonderful things about Jim and Soundwave! He was an integral part in making our wedding day absolutely perfect! He was so easy to communicate with, and every question or thought I had before the big day was answered quickly and with professionalism. Not only did he expertly create the vibe and atmosphere we wanted during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, he was able to create a custom mash-up for me!! Jim mashed up the Imperial March from Star Wars with Bridal March to raucous applause!! It was awesome. He made the day awesome!!
Mia · Married on 04/06/2018
Ahhh I cannot say enough about SoundWave and our DJ Sanaris! He was a gem! He met us out to review our event and event music. Sanaris made our wedding so fun for everyone! He played the music I had requested but also played to the other demographics within our group. He even let my nephew behind the booth with him to mix a little. I know he will treasure that moment forever! My chaplain even got down on the dance floor. Sanaris was not only our DJ for that one night we met him out at his other gigs throughout our stay that weekend and our guests were so pumped he was our DJ! I may have hired a DJ but we both walked away with a life long friend! I highly recommend SoundWave for your next event because they will cater to whatever vision you have!
Ted · Married on 03/31/2018
Jim and Joanna were absolutely great and complete pros. The setup of microphones for the ceremony was very smooth, and they explained all the details to us before hand. We had a completely custom playlist, but they nailed the timings on everything. They were also super helpful with spur of the moment announcements. Jim even looked up an obscure song on his phone when there was an impromptu karaoke session at the end haha. We couldn't have been happier!
Katie · Married on 03/24/2018
Jim at SoundWave is true professional! He stepped in to DJ my friend's wedding last minute when the originally scheduled DJ no-showed, but honestly if I wasn't a bridesmaid I wouldn't have even known that Jim wasn't supposed to be there the entire time. He was able to pick up in minutes the tone of my friend's wedding and the dance floor was full for the whole reception. Jim very clearly has been in this business a long time and he's very good at it!
Kristen · Married on 03/03/2018
Jim did a fantastic job at our wedding! We used him for our ceremony and reception. When I wasn't sure of what music to choose for the ceremony Jim provided lots of suggestions which made it easy for us! Jim was able to stay within our budget and provide everything we needed!
My dad had a special request for Jim to play and he happily accommodated at just the right moment :)
Thank you Jim for being there and helping to make our day unforgettable!!
Kristina · Married on 02/24/2018
Absolutely love the Coopers!! Jim and Joanna are so fun and great to work with!! They really felt like part of the family the day of! I highly recommend them to everyone getting married in Key West! They actually care about making it the best day of your life!!
Stephanie · Married on 12/01/2017
Jim was simply incredible! He was not only a joy on our actual wedding day but also in the planning process. He responded quickly to emails and was extremely accommodating and professional in everything he did. Even when there was LOTS of details with family names and last minute song changes AND even two add on live performances, he made it happen! Even more than that, he made it happen with a smile and always made me and my family feel like we were in the best hands. Which we were! As for the day of, he was a dream. He took into account ALL of our song requests and suggestions for different times during the celebration. On top of that he was an incredible MC. He had great energy and brought lots of joy to the party! He knew exactly how to read the night with songs and our Wedding celebration was all the better for it! We were so lucky to have Jim and we will always remember him for the amazing celebration he gave us on the best day of our lives. P.S. My mom also wanted me to mention how nice it was that he dressed for the occasion, in a nice suit for our formal wedding!
User6654361 · 1+ year ago
Jim is the best! I would HIGHLY recommend Jim and SoundWave to have as your wedding DJ. Jim is super nice and played such amazing music. We sent him a huge list of songs we liked and wanted played at our wedding - he played those songs and more! Music was a big deal to us for the wedding because we wanted our friends and family to dance all night with us at our wedding. Jim made sure that happened by providing amazing services and great music. He was very helpful and accommodating, and such a pleasure to work with! Our wedding was so memorable and Jim was a huge part of that.
alexa · Married on 03/31/2017
SoundWave was AMAZING!! DJ Top Jimmy was the best DJ we could have ever asked for! He played the best music perfect for the cocktail hour, dinner and kept the party alive and everyone dancing all evening long! He was such a joy to work with and really cared to get to know my fiance and I as much as he could prior to our destination wedding. We couldn't have had a better experience or DJ for our amazing wedding!
Margo · Married on 03/26/2017
we absolutely loved having Jim as the DJ for our reception. From the first telephone conversation we had he was upbeat and fun and at the reception he had an awesome playlist based on our preferences. Also was great with cues during all the important dances etc. we loved having him and all our guests had a blast
Mary Lou · Married on 03/11/2017
I have had the chance to use SoundWave's DJ services for private parties previously, but this was the first time I had the chance to use them for a wedding, reception and after-party. Jimmy did a great job of working with both me and my daughter and son-in-law to supply music for all ages and appropriate for the wedding, reception and after party. The music complimented each of those components and made for a fun-filled event. He also provided the sound system for the wedding ceremony and everything worked so that our friends and family got to enjoy the entire day! SoundWave also does wedding videography and we utilized that service as well. Jimmy's wife, Joanna, headed up that service and because they are both part of the team, they worked together flawlessly. I would definitely recommend SoundWave for any of your DJ and videography requirements!
Bethany · Married on 03/10/2017
Best DJ in Key West! The DJ booth looked fabulous and the music sounded great. The DJ knew how to get everyone on their feet during the wedding. Everyone was up dancing!
Camila · Married on 02/11/2017
Jimmy and Joanna were simply amazing!!! I got them the family affair package that included DJ, photographer and the videographer. It was the best decision ever! Joanna was the sweetest!!! We gave Jimmy a list of our favorite songs and he played every single one of them! He kept all of my guest dancing all night (not an easy tasks). Working them was such a pleasure and so much fun!
Pamela · Married on 12/04/2016
DJ Shauna was our DJ and she was amazing. From our music requests she was able to chose more songs to compliment our tastes. Jimmy was very responsive both by phone and email when we had any questions. I would highly recommend them for your next event.
Gene · Married on 10/15/2016
We hired Jim to be the DJ for our recent reception at Sheraton Suites. He was awesome in every way; a truly top notch DJ. There's not really much more to say. If you're getting married in Key West and want an excellent DJ, this is the guy you want.
April · Married on 10/09/2016
We worked with DJ Jimmy to coordinate logistics ahead of our wedding. He was super responsive via email and made sure everything was set for the big day. DJ Shawna was our wedding DJ. She provided support for our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. She did an amazing job of keeping the party going all night long. Friends and family kept the dance floor filled. She rolled with the punches and providing the perfect soundtrack when an unexpected dollar dance materialized in the middle of the dance floor. She was also great about accommodating requests from our guests. We loved working with DJ Shawna and can't recommend the SoundWave team enough!
Cassie · Married on 09/24/2016
My husband and I hired Jim to dj our wedding reception.. from the time we met him he was nothing but a pleasure to work with! He kept the crowd going and played every song we had requested, I would refer him anytime!
diane · Married on 08/23/2016
Jimmy is amazing! He is so much fun and played great music! He knew exactly what my group wanted to hear to keep them dancing! And I know that wasn't easy because we had a small group and many don't dance. It was a blast! My guests had so much fun at my wedding this week! I think he is fantastic and highly recommend him to everyone!!!!!!!
Jocelyn · Married on 07/22/2016
We hired Jim and Joanna as our DJ and videographer. I cannot recommend them enough! Joanna has the BEST personality and makes everyone feel at ease in front of the video camera. Her husband, Jim was also an awesome DJ. He kept the music at a comfortable volume during dinner and knew exactly when to crank it up for dancing. He has the ability to naturally direct the wedding reception to ensure everyone has a great time. Overall, I would definitely recommend to hire them both for your wedding!
Sam · Married on 07/22/2016
The day before our wedding, we caved and rented tents in response to the forecasted rain. The morning of our wedding, we called the tent company and asked them to come take the tents down, because the forecast had cleared up. We should have known--after paying $1000 for wedding tents that wouldn't make it to the wedding--that rain it would. And it did. This could have been disastrous for us, but it wasn't, in part because of DJ Shawna's awesomeness. Once the rain started, Shawna's tarps and raincoat came out, and the music continued without a hiccup (with a 100% the rain-themed playlist). And as soon as the rain stopped, the tarps disappeared. We wanted a low-key DJ to set the tone for our event (no announcements, no special dances), and DJ Shawna responded perfectly. She played all the songs we had requested in advance, she played perfect songs in between, and our guests all raved about her the morning after. Since our wedding, DJ Shawna has established her own business, however, and you can find her at frenchiekeywest.com.