"We had the pleasure of watching Chris in action at a friend's wedding reception last year. Neither of us had ever really paid close attention to a DJ at a reception before, but we both noticed how smooth and personable he was as Master of Ceremonies and we both loved the music that he played. From our initial phone calls, to our face-to-face meeting, and to the reception itself, Chris was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. The flow of our reception was seamless, due to Chris' expertise. We heard numerous comments from our guest on what a fantastic job he did; we highly recommend him!
"Blakely and I wanted to thank you again (...and again, and again...) for the amazing job you did at our wedding! We honestly couldn't have imagined having a better match for our style and personalities. We seriously could have gone until 3:00AM if they let us! Thanks again!"
Oh my, I can't thank you enough for everything that you did for us on Saturday night! Everything was SOOOOOO amazing! You totally exceeded our expectations! From the ceremony, to the PERFECT grand entrance...we could not have done better if we tried!!!!! It really was the best way to enter a party!!! The music throughout the night was also great!!!! We all had such a good time dancing to everything you played, old and new!
We had so many compliments about what a great job you did in moving the night along and keeping everything running smoothly! You made the night so easy, not only for me and Tyler, but for our parents in making us worry-free for the entire night! You are so talented and we can't thank you enough for contributing to making our night as great as it was!
"I Just wanted to say how nice it was to work with you this last weekend (at both weddings). You do your job so very well. I've been around and seen a lot of DJs who can't seem to get it right. Their egos are so inflated that they never pay attention to the crowd. Your ears are always attuned to the people in the party and adjust pace, volume, style etc according to the actual needs. What a concept - the MC and the music are in relationship to what's actually happening in the room.
For example, the two weddings we did together had entirely different crowds. The makeup of the audience, the needs of the audience were NOT the same. And you adjusted beautifully. One of the nicest things you do is that you keep the music warm and alive, but not blasting while the main course is being served. People like the music (I surely did). However, they still want to talk to the people at the table at that time. You always kept it in-check.
Finally, you never made the party about you. You kept things moving and you were responsible for it moving along. But, you did it gracefully, smoothly and never trying to promote your ego - you promoted the joy of the event. Now, that's a pro! Nice work."
"With Chris, you actually can have it all! For our wedding day we wanted live music for our cocktail hour and while dinner was served, a DJ for the post dinner dancing, and a great personality to MC and guide the evening along — for every want and need we expressed, Chris not only met it, but exceeded it beyond our wildest dreams!
Within moments of meeting Chris for the first time to begin discussing what we were looking for we felt we had just reconnected with a long lost friend which by the end of our wedding was prophetic as we count Chris as just that, a dear friend.
Every step of planning was easy through Chris’ website and quick responses to every question we came up with during our planning. Chris was all about solutions for our desires for our special day and there was never a “no” we heard back, only positive paths to realizing everything we wanted presented by Chris.
The day of our wedding Chris was early and totally prepared for not only performing in his incredible live band, but to help set up all the equipment for the ceremony which was in an apple orchard on the property. Chris was able to honestly seem to be in multiple places at once as his talents were required throughout the day and night in different locations which meant moving instruments and people from one place to another. Chris did it seamlessly and to perfection with ideal execution of each aspect.
His live band during our cocktail hour and dinner was a huge hit and Chris was able to integrate perfectly our individual dance songs with our father, mother, and first dance.
And when the band packed up and Chris took over DJing we have never had such a great dance party with the dance floor filling up on the first song and staying that way to the last with guests of all ages all on the dance floor. This is a testimony to Chris knowing how to bring everyone together from all generations and not leave a single person sitting and watching.
It is not a question of whether we would use Chris again, but when we will be lucky enough to have an opportunity to do so.
Don’t put your entertainment needs for your special day in the hands of anyone else, as in Chris Graves you can trust! We did and we couldn’t have been more happy we did."
"We wanted to send a sincere thank you for doing such a tremendous job for us at our wedding reception. Your demeanor and professionalism were a pleasure to work with from our very first meeting. Your charisma and style added significantly to our event. We felt as though we had our own, personalized, private club. We couldn’t have asked for a better music selection! Thank you for doing such a fantastic job for us, and adding that most essential element to our party – great music!"
"I am older, alright not ancient, but older. You go to a wedding and you think, "I like to dance, I'll dance some and I will sit some, when there is a break in the music."
Look out, cause with Chris at the helm, there is no break in the music!!! He seamlessly blends one great song into the next, so you never want to sit down! I never did, and enjoyed myself immensely, with only minor discomfort in the morning."
"You did such an AMAZING job last night. We are so honored that you were our DJ. You made the day absolutely perfect and better than I imagined it could be, and I've imagined it a LOT!
You did such a great job at setting the pace and energy of the day and night. The surprise moments you created for us of dancing together alone in the ballroom, TWICE, will be the memories we will treasure most from our wedding day. You got my 96 year old grandma on the dance floor which I have never seen! Both of our parents' feet were sore from cutting a rug! All our friends had such a great time dancing to the music we remember from our teenage years. We could've stayed on that dance floor all night! Our day was perfect because of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"Oh my, I can't thank you enough for everything that you did on Saturday night for Tyler and me. Everything was SOOOOOO amazing! You totally exceeded our expectations on the night of the wedding!
From the ceremony, to the PERFECT grand entrance...we could not have done better if we tried!!!!! We even watched the video of the entrance last night and it was so perfect! It really was the best way to enter a party!!! The music throughout the night was also great!!!! We all had such a good time dancing to everything you played, old and new!
We had so many compliments about what a great job you did in moving the night along and keeping everything running smoothly! You made the night so easy, not only for me and Tyler, but for our parents in making us worry-free for the entire night! You are so talented and we can't thank you enough for contributing to making our night as great as it was!"
"We recently filmed a reception at the Broadmoor Country Club in Seattle where Chris Graves of Chris Graves Music served as DJ / Master of Ceremonies.
As videographers we have filmed many wedding receptions and worked well with other vendors, but we have never encountered such a fun-loving, dedicated professional. Chris worked closely with us and the photographer, keeping us informed of important schedule information and we never missed an important event. We felt like we were a part of a Dream Team. We also were able to observe the way that Chris interacted with the bride, the groom and the guests. He is charming, funny and engaging. He was never overbearing and did not, at any time, try to steal the show. He kept things moving smoothly and played a unique and terrific selection of songs!"
We highly recomend Chris Graves and YourSong Entertainment and it would be our great fortune to work with him again!"