DJ Ricky Rocks the House! We have booked him for two school events and our guests loved the music! Plus he was on time professional and took extra care to ensure the music was appropriate.  ~Kiki

DJ Ricky is super awesome! I got him last minute from a friend for a Relay For Life event.  He drove 3 hours to be our DJ and he quickly learned the ropes of Relaying and playing good awesome music for our opening ceremony, the HeartWrenching luminaries ceremony and upbeat music in between.  He did a fantastic job and we are using him again this year!  I referred him to another Relay event last year and they also want to use him again along with a handful of others if he’s available! 🙂  I wouldn’t want to use anyone else.  ~Elizabeth

DJ Ricky was awesome.  I booked him for my wedding in October 2012. He was fast with responding back to any of my concerns, he showed up on the day early to make sure everything was perfect, he played great music and did exactly what I expected and more.  I was a happy bride and my grandmother even commented on how much of a country gentleman he was haha. Thanks so much DJ Ricky!  ~Stacie

DJ Ricky is wonderful. So easy to work with, music selection was outstanding!  We enjoyed working with him so much that we have already booked him for the same event for 2013 and for an event this spring in the Richmond area. Thanks so much DJ Ricky!  ~Sandy-Arthritis Foundation

“I highly recommend DJ Ricky, he is very friendly and easy to work with. You won’t be disappointed if you choose him to DJ your next event!” ~ Dawn Good

“We could not have had a better DJ for our wedding! In a time of chaotic tasks, DJ Ricky provided us with the assurance and relaxed approach to our reception music that we so very much needed. Everything was perfect and everyone had a phenomenal time. The final choice of song for our send off (thriller) could not have been any more perfect! Thank you so much for providing such a well organized and stress free approach to our and everyone’s enjoyment. I can not recommend anyone but DJ Ricky for any occasion. The night would not have been nearly as euphoric without him!” ~ Adam and Caroline LeRoy

“Thank you for another great Camp Holiday Trails gala!  You always know what to play and when as well as when someone needs your help.  Thank you for your willingness to come again.  So glad we got on the books early!” ~ Pam – Camp Holiday Trails

DJ Ricky did an absolute wonderful job. He was extremely flexible and was happy to answer any questions or concerns I had. Everyone loved the ceremony and told me what a wonderful variety of music Ricky played. Anytime someone had a request, he found the song right away. DJ Ricky helped make our wedding day, one that we will never forget. Thank you for everything: )             ~Lindsay

DJ Ricky was awesome in assisting us with our wedding. Even on wedding day, he was able to change things around to accommodate last minute changes that arose. He was very pleasant to work with! I would definitely use him again for any future parties, etc.  ~ Laura

DJ Ricky was exactly what I was looking for; skills to bring a party, reasonably priced, and an extremely pleasant, easy going and professional personality. I will recommend DJ Ricky to all my friends and family who need a DJ for an event or wedding in the future! Thanks so much for everything- you made our day that much more special and our guests loved the party music! ~ Allison


U.Va. Center for Politics Global Perspectives on Democracy says:

DJ Ricky is an important part of the U.Va. Center for Politics Global Perspectives on Democracy exchange programs. He’s been a fantastic karaoke host for our groups from Latin America and was able to provide practically every song requested. He’s flexible with my last minute changes and really easy to work with. Anyone interested in karaoke in the C’ville area should look no further.

29 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. I wasn’t sure what to expect when we enlisted DJ Ricky for our benefit gala for Camp Holiday Trails. I had not had the opportunity to hear his work before so I didn’t have any basis of comparison. We were overwhelmingly surprised, thrilled and grateful. He came early to set up, was incredibly professional the entire night and was able to assist in countless audiovisual capacities when we needed them. He is the whole package! DJ Ricky is dependable and reliable giving you one less thing to worry about for your event. I recommend him without hesitation. We look forward to our next gala this fall with him at the helm!~Pam- Camp Holiday Trails

  2. DJ Ricky was awesome! I booked him for my wedding in April 2013. He was so easy to work with. DJ Ricky did everyting that I had asked for and everything turned out so perfect for our wedding receiption. My parents and the guests commented on what a great job that he did. Thank you so much for everything DJ Ricky and I would definietly recommdend his services to anyone!!! 🙂
    ~ Heather

  3. DJ Ricky,

    Thank you for being such an awesome DJ for our very important event Friday night at the University of Virginia! Everyone was very impressed by your professionalism – arriving early, setting up with no help or difficulty, appearance, and most of all – your knowledge of the type of music the crowd wanted and enjoyed. I had experienced events run by you previously and knew you would do a great job – now everyone else who attended knows that too.

    You have a special gift of relating to all kinds of people – different backgrounds and ages.

    Again, thanks for all you did to make the event such a success.

    Anita Smith

  4. DJ Ricky was GREAT!

    We booked him for our Wedding in May 2013. DJ Ricky was punctual, professional, flexible and very easy to work with. I could not have imaged having anyone else DJ our wedding. Ricky arrived early and had the music setup for the ceremony and reception which were in two different locations.

    DJ Ricky did a great job balancing music so that everyone got out on the dance floor. I would recommend DJ Ricky to anyone looking for a DJ for any event.

    Mike Walton

  5. We loved DJ Ricky at our wedding!!

    He was very easy to work with. DJ Ricky was prompt and provided sound equipment everywhere we needed it. We had a long list of must play songs and he made sure to play them. DJ Ricky also took plenty of requests so everyone was able to provide some input. He brought a cool light show for the dance floor and he kept the party going all night! We would definitely recommend DJ Ricky for any wedding or other event.

  6. DJ Ricky is awesome! He was so easy to work with throughout the entire process, was very helpful on the day of our wedding, and did a great job rocking the reception. He chose the appropriate timing for our wedding party entrance songs, our first dance, and our dances with parents. Later on, when my wife and our guests kept making suggestions to him throughout the night, and he was always accommodating. It was a pleasure to work with Ricky, and would absolutely love to work with him again should our need for a DJ arise.

    Thanks so much, Ricky!

  7. We highly recommend DJ Ricky for weddings and events! He made the trek out to Delfosse Winery for our wedding in May 2014 and did an awesome job. We had given him some guidelines around what types of songs we’d like to hear and when, and he executed our plan perfectly. The dance floor was rocking and everybody had an excellent time!

  8. DJ Ricky was AMAZING! As the Mother of the Bride I had the opportunity to interact with him throughout the day. He was very professional, easy going and over accommodating with last minute changes or requests. He kept the party going until the very end. He definitely exceeded all my expectations. Book him! You won’t be disappointed!

  9. DJ Ricky did a great job for us at our wedding! He listened and followed through with every request that we had, and gave us exactly what we were looking for. He kept the party going all night long with a wide mix of music, and was very flexible with peoples requests. DJ Ricky is one of the best DJs to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone.

  10. We had an absolutely amazing time at our wedding thanks to DJ Ricky. He provided music for all aspects of our wedding (Ceremony, cocktail hour, & the reception). He kept the party going all evening and all of our family and friends could not stay off of the dance floor! He is very professional and accommodating to last minute changes. I would recommend his services to anyone and hope to be able to work with him in the future for other events!

  11. DJ Ricky made quite a treck out to warm springs va for our wedding and thank goodness he did! He worked with us to learn our style before the big day and then incorporated non dancing favorites to be played during dinner. He fit us perfectly and there was not a second that people weren’t on the floor dancing throughout the reception. Thanks so much for your hard work!

  12. DJ Ricky is everything you want in a DJ: professional, courteous, skillful, and accommodating. We hired him to play at our wedding in August 2014 and it was one of the best decisions we made for the big day. We’re really picky about our music and Ricky was totally open to us creating specific playlists for the dinner reception and the dance party that followed and he stuck to them. He was also incredibly responsive in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding day itself, and showed up early the day-of to set up his equipment, and even helped the staff at our wedding venue with their set-up. Classy! He kept the dance party going all night long and our guests had a super great time. I would highly recommend DJ Ricky for any special occasion. He has a knack for making a room full of people very happy!

  13. DJ Ricky is the best wedding DJ of all time. Starting with the actual reception – our dance floor was full the entire night, and good-natured Ricky even indulged us with an encore song at the end of the night. He listened to our (vague) direction on playlist and had fun with it. When our first dance was suddenly 13 minutes long, he edited it to an blissful 3-4 minutes on the fly. The ladies had a silly choreographed dance, too, and he pulled that off flawlessly. He is EXCELLENT at this. All our guests have been telling us how much they enjoyed “that wonderful DJ!” This is nice feedback, as we’ve been to weddings where the DJ disappointed.

    But there is so much more about Ricky that made our wedding so wonderful. His support leading up to the wedding was spot on, offering suggestions and guidance where needed but never pushing us one way or another. He truly cares about delivering you a great experience. Although we had a string trio perform during the ceremony and cocktail hour, Ricky was instrumental (no pun intended!) to making that happen, thanks to mic’ing it up and helping set up in general.

    He jumped in where needed, made excellent calls on his own and when he needed to asked all the right questions. If I had to use one word to describe Ricky, it would be PROFESSIONAL: he is excellent at his craft, he managed some very obnoxious guests with unfathomable grace, and he really made it the best party of our lives. We can’t thank him enough for his hard work and hope to be out on one of his dance floors again soon!

  14. DY Ricky is fabulous! He is easy to work with and a true professional. I had a small wedding of 65 and he took the time to talk to us about what we wanted and put great care into getting the event to run smoothly. He got the crowd moving and dancing all night and found the perfect balance between old and new to make sure that everyone from our older guests to youngest ones had a great time. I highly recommend him for any wedding, you’ll have a stress-free experience that you will not regret!

  15. Choosing a DJ for your wedding can be very stressful as it is such an important part of the ceremony/reception; possibly the most important. I’ll start with this…DJ Ricky was excellent!! We were very impressed, and got lots of compliments on him. He gave us exactly what we were looking for, and some! Very fun, friendly, courteous, and kept the energy level high. We had a wedding of about 100 guests from 1yr old to 85yrs old, and he found a way to please everyone. His song transitions during the ceremony were perfect, and he was great introducing the wedding party and events throughout the night. With the majority of the guests dancing the entire night, you would think people didn’t have chairs to sit in! He is very professional and easy to work with. He will definitely provide you with whatever you are looking for in an entertainer! I would highly recommend him for any occasion. You will not be disappointed!

  16. We could not have been more pleased with DJ Ricky! He was a key element in the success of our 25th anniversary celebration. He strikes a remarkable balance between his friendly, easy-going demeanor and impressive professionalism and attention to detail. I believe he is prepared for anything! While our party went off without a hitch, I have no doubt he would have been ready to quickly navigate any technical or guest-related mishaps.

    I appreciated DJ Ricky’s warmth and tolerance of my many questions during our initial phone interview and was a bit surprised at just how comfortable I felt when we met face-to-face to finalize plans. He was truly impressive on the night of our party, however!

    DJ Ricky kept the party hopping with a seemingly innate sense of what to play to maintain the energy and enthusiasm. This was no small feat as our celebration was alcohol-free and the guests ranged in ages from 6 years-old to a significant group in their 70’s! We had all ages dancing!

    We highly recommend DJ Ricky for your celebration, whatever it is!

  17. DJ Ricky was awesome and the perfect DJ for our wedding. We are so grateful that we got connected with him. First off, we were from out of town, so we were worried about working with someone remotely. Based on how communicative he was and all of the thought he put into addressing what we wrote on our forms for him, I felt confident that he would be great. Secondly, we had an outdoor service with no electrical hook-up, an outdoor cocktail hour on the patio of our reception venue, and then the actual reception inside the venue. So we needed three set-ups from him, each immediately after the last. To say the least, we were a little high-maintenance. He provided a battery operated system for the venue with a cordless mic which was perfect. There was no lag time moving from locations – everything flowed seamlessly. And he did a great job of generally sticking to the music we wanted, while still being flexible enough to take requests from our guests. We are so grateful to have found him and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a really professional and fun DJ.

  18. DJ Ricky was awesome! We had such a blast at our wedding and loved having him as our DJ! He knew how to keep people on the dance floor!

  19. DJ Ricky did a fabulous job for our wedding! He was extremely professional, prepared and listened to everything that was important to us. We really wanted our guests to have fun and be out on the dance floor all night long. He made sure to keep the party going and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for any event!

  20. DJ Ricky was awesome!! I’ve always said people usually remember the entertainment at a wedding (at least I usually do) and I’m pretty sure our guests will remember dancing their butts off and having a great time. He catered perfectly to the main age group we had at our wedding and I don’t think the dance floor was empty for one second during the night. He is professional, responds quickly to e-mails/calls, and wants to make sure he is doing everything just the way you want it for your special day. You won’t regret picking him for your DJ!

  21. I’m so happy we found DJ Ricky for our wedding. He did an amazing job! Everyone had a great time and it was exactly what we wanted. I also loved how Ricky double-checked everything to make sure all the information was correct. He was great to work with!

  22. DJ Ricky was great for our wedding. He was flexible, incorporated all of our input, and he knew what to do when we didn’t offer instructions (we left several areas up to his expertise, and he did great). He played a lot of fun songs for everyone to dance to throughout the night. I would definitely recommend DJ Ricky to another couple getting married.

  23. We LOVED DJ Ricky! He was attentive, professional, and really fun to work with. On the day we didn’t have to worry about a thing, and everything we discussed for the ceremony and reception went seamlessly. Our guest also loved him as the DJ and MC, he was really able to feel out the crowd and keep our guests on the dancefloor all night. We highly recommend him!

  24. DJ Ricky has been our DJ for our prom for the last 3 years and we booked him again for next year. He arrives early and is available to fix any problems that come up with sound or blown fuses. He is really awesome with the students and tries to keep them dancing. I know it gets overwhelming with all the song requests but he takes it calmly and plays what he can. He really cares if the students like what he is playing, I would recommend him for any event!!

  25. DJ Ricky did an incredible job on our wedding in June 2016. We used him for music at our ceremony as well as reception DJ/MC. Ricky is a consummate professional and goes out of his way to make sure the bride and groom don’t have to worry at all on their wedding day. He’s super organized leading up to the big day, and talked through the entire timeline with us multiple times, even pointing out things we hadn’t considered. On the day of, he worked with our venue coordinator directly to get everything set up and to coordinate all his announcements for a truly seamless experience.

    As a DJ, Ricky kept everyone on the dance floor all night! Going into our wedding day, we were nervous that our small wedding couldn’t keep up dancing for 2+ hours but Ricky totally crushed our expectations. Even when we took a break for cake cutting, he had all the right songs to get everyone back on the dance floor. We’re incredibly happy we chose DJ Ricky and highly recommend him for anyone looking for a wedding DJ/MC in Virginia.

  26. We already had a DJ for our wedding when we met DJ Ricky. I asked him a few questions and how he answered them and gave me additional information and suggestions made me re-think my original DJ. My husband and I talked about switching and came to the conclusion that DJ Ricky was the best and most important part of our day. He was always quick to answer questions & offer advice. He was very professional and personable through the planning stages. He was prompt and on time the day of. He never missed a beat and had all of our guests dancing the night away. I would HIGHLY recommend DJ Ricky for any and all events. He is well spoken, professional, and does a great job helping direct the agenda of the night without ever missing a beat. Thank you DJ Ricky!

  27. Ricky is the best! Professional, laidback and easy to work with. He did the music for our wedding ceremony at the UVA Chapel and our reception at The Local in Belmont in November 2016. We had pretty specific music tastes (starting songs early, cutting them off after 2 minutes etc.) and he was perfect. He did everything we asked for. At the reception he had an amazing set up including lights along the dance floor, which was awesome and more than I expected. We didn’t have a wedding planner so Ricky was responsible for keeping us on our wedding timeline and did an excellent job. We had picked out a bunch of music beforehand, but also had a bunch of requests during the reception which he was able to download and play right away. Overall, highly professional and easy to work with. If you pick Ricky as your dj this is one part of wedding planning you will not have to stress about at all.

  28. We hired DJ Ricky for our wedding this past September, we didnt have a official wedding planner but no one would’ve guessed it because DJ Ricky did an phenomenal job of making sure not only the music was awesome but keeping us on track with our timeline. Thank you Ricky!

  29. DJ Ricky was the best choice we could’ve made for our wedding. He made sure that our ceremony had a beautiful soundtrack and that our reception flowed well while keeping everyone entertained! He accommodated all of our requests with our unique music tastes, and our guests absolutely loved using the photo booth. For being such a crucial and important part of our wedding day, he was the easiest and most stress-free part of our planning process. He made us feel at ease the entire time with his professionalism and positive attitude. Definitely highly recommend!!

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