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Cartwright Productions-Dj

Edenvale, California

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Cartwright Productions-Dj logo
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Cartwright Productions-Dj

Edenvale, California

(157)
DJ

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S
29 December 2019

DJ Sugar Ray is great for formal events.  He works with the MC to keep everything on time.  He's very flexible and quick to recognize when to jump in to keep attendees engaged.

T
12 December 2019

Ray is a great DJ & even better host. He helped us put on a awesome holiday party to end the year. From the time we walked in til the time we left Ray made everyone feel great and have a great time.  Thank you Ray!!!!!!

T
12 December 2019

Not only was DJ Ray our DJ for our holiday party last night, he was also our MC and photographer. From the start of the event til the end he had the vibes going. He brought great energy, fun vibes, made sure everyone had a great time and helped to make sure things ran smoothly. Great selection of music to accommodate everyone's taste and get people out of their seats. Thank you Ray for helping our event be a success AND for capturing all the great moments we had. I can't express enough how much you were appreciated, the feedback has been amazing. More...

D
12 December 2019

We just wrapped up, yet another, annual Holiday party with DJ Ray. From the moment you meet him, he greets you with a warm welcome. Asks a lot of questions so he gets a good feel for your group, understanding how to set the pace for your event so that everything goes smooth, ensuring everyone has a good time. I had a last minute request, I forgot raffle tickets, without a moments hesitation, he tells me "I got this". In a fun and creative way, the center pieces were all given away. He had us singing, dancing, cha cha'ing and line dancing the night away.  Fun was had by all. If you are looking for an Experienced DJ, so you don't have to worry on your special day, holiday party, company event, etc., I highly recommend DJ Ray Cartwright. More...

K
15 November 2019

DJ Ray provided music and MC services during our wedding reception. He kept our guests entertained, got people up onto the dance floor and helped keep the events flowing.  All of our guests gave stellar reviews of DJ Ray's services.  I highly recommend booking DJ Ray. More...

D
6 November 2019

What a great time we all had at Kyle and Ashley's wedding and that was due to DJ Ray. He really kept the party going by playing music for everyone so it was hard to sit down because you just wanted to keep dancing. If your looking to hire a Master DJ, then Ray is your Man.  Thank DJ Ray from the Burkman-Orias family's.  November 2019 More...

A
3 November 2019

DJ Ray was the DJ and emcee at our wedding this past weekend and oh my goodness, he brought the house down! Not only is he extremely professional and works with you to make sure you get the songs and vibe you want, he's also fun and super personable! We got so many compliments that day on how amazing he was and our family members are now ready to invite him to all our gatherings just to hang out again. If you are having a wedding, a corporate event or even just a Sunday BBQ and want to do it right, hire this man! He is THE best in the biz! More...

L
21 October 2019

What can I say about Ray that everyone else hasn't already done?For starters, if you're looking for a DJ that can take a party to the next level, well look NO further, DJ Ray is your go to guy. He turned our 40th reunion into one of the best parties we ever had!! He knew what music to play, kept the dance floor going, was open to request, helped with our raffle drawings by getting the crowd excited, helped take photographs and most importantly, he's great with the attention to detail and awesome MC.You can tell he's passionate about what he does as it shines through his professionalism and care for his clients.Our classmates all said he was amazing and want him back at our next reunion.Believe me, you will not be disappointed!! There's something to be said when a DJ books up quickly, it means he's the BEST!From me, the committee and JLHS Class of 1979 - Ray - we cannot thank you enough for making our evening a night to remember!!! More...

R
10 October 2019

DJ Ray is amazing. He is a super chill, super accommodating, smooth-talking, multi-talented guy who goes the extra mile to make sure everyone has a great time, and it showed at our wedding. Multiple times during and after our wedding, our guests marveled at how good our DJ was and how much fun they had because of him. He makes the planning process simple and smooth and even burned us a CD of our songs because he's old school like that. He's a pretty good human Pandora and quickly learns your music style based on your playlist. Thanks DJ Ray! More...

E
29 September 2019

DJ Ray was awesome! He was one of the preferred vendors through our venue and it's obvious why. Since the beginning, he was very accommodating and met with us at our house. He went over everything and helped us pick songs. Throughout the process, he made sure to check in on us.On the day of the wedding, he showed up early and had everything ready on time. He was very professional and played all of the songs that we requested. My husband and I aren't huge dancers but we wanted to make sure that our guests were dancing and having a great time. He told us not to worry because he would start the party and he did not disappoint! He even had my husband's 90 year old grandma up and dancing! He also let people request songs, which our guests loved. We were not expecting him to sing but he was a great singer! My dad and I danced to "My Girl" and he hanged the lyrics to "Angel's Girl," it was super cute! People are still coming up to us and telling us how great our DJ was! We would definitely recommend DJ Ray!! More...

S
27 September 2019

I'm finally getting the time to write this overdue review.  DJ Ray played at my daughters wedding in May and just did my sons wedding this last weekend.  We had such a good time in May we couldn't wait for my sons wedding to dance the night away.  The music was FABULOUS you definitely will want to dance all night long.Ray not only did an amazing job as the DJ but he handled all the announcements amazing and made sure it all ran smoothly.  I would highly recommend him for any of your upcoming events...he will not disappoint. More...

J
24 September 2019

The best DJ and MC around!! My daughter's wedding venue was very challenging and he handled everything amazingly  I cant say enough about how wonderful he is! ! Thank You for making everything flow perfectly . I know you won't ever forget my son in laws surprise during the garter ceremony More...

J
21 September 2019

I cannot stress enough how amazing DJ Sugar Ray is!! My parents saw him at a wedding years ago and knew right then we had to have him for my wedding whenever it came around. It was an unforgettable night and he had a huge part in that! He seamlessly transitioned from ceremony, reception to dancing which would typically be a difficult task at my venue since it was 3 different locations for each part & all outdoors! He is super accommodating and knows how to get the party started. I felt well taken care of and like I could just relax knowing that he had it all covered. I've never seen so many people on the dance floor! Everyone grabbed his business card for future weddings/events, he is a true talent with the best personality to boot! His wisdom, professionalism and undeniable charisma shines through and makes him stand out as the BEST DJ EVER! Thanks Ray for making our dreams come true, people are still talking about it a week later! More...

M
25 August 2019

A huge thank you to Ray Cartwright, DJ extraordinaire, for my daughter's wedding 2 weeks ago in Half Moon Bay!!! He went above and beyond to make the day and evening special. A coworker had recommended him from her son's wedding experience a few years ago saying he was "excellent". I wholeheartedly agree and am so happy he was available! Family and friends who were there all agreed he did a great job. Ray arrived super early to set up and be ready, seamlessly facilitated the ceremony music and microphone, keeping things moving along like first dances, toasts, cake cutting, etc., engaging everyone in the fun. Ray did phone calls to discuss preferences with the bride and groom, and took the time the day before the wedding to meet with my brother to create a customized play list to accommodate a dance lesson, first dances, an evening of East Coast Swing and requests. I was delighfully surprised to see Ray made the reception hall look special with glowing  uplights that changed colors creating a lovely atmosphere. Sugar Ray, you exceeded our expectations! More...

E
22 August 2019

Sugar Ray ROCKS!!! He was our wedding DJ a few weeks ago at Casa Bella and absolutely killed it. He was very attentive to the entire party, knew how to run the crowd, even helped the groomsmen with spot check on their pocket squares and bow ties. We heard great feedback from our guests that he was a great DJ and emcee, getting everyone involved in the party games, checking on the guests, and making the entire party feel lively. Great to work with, open to ideas and definitely concentrated on making sure our inputs were heard as well as offered great suggestions...making the day all about you. Not to mention he can sing...some guests were saying I thought that was the track but in fact it was Ray singing. Can't go wrong with getting Ray for your party. More...

J
9 August 2019

DJ Ray did such a good job at my wedding that people still talk about him. It was such a stress free night because I knew we were in good hands. Highly recommend!

J
22 July 2019

Sugar Ray was the DJ and emcee at our son's wedding. We live on the other side of the country and didn't have much to do with the planning. The kids made this decision on their own.Our son and his then fiancee interviewed several DJs, many of whom they liked. They ultimately chose Ray.  They told us they simply felt most comfortable with him and were impressed with the level of interest he showed in their plans for the day.He met with them several times before the wedding and developed a detailed timeline, as well as must-play and do-not-play song lists. They told us they came away from each meeting feeling ever better about their choice.We only met Ray at the reception.  He did an exceptional job in both his roles as DJ and emcee.  He was extremely personable and friendly while remaining professional.  He interacted wonderfully with the guests, including making a point of checking is with us.He played a wide range of music that everyone loved.  He did a wonderful job of reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor filled.We also noted that he worked closely with the event planner to make sure that everything went smoothly, which it certainly did.All in all, he's a real pro you can count.  You can't go wrong if you chose him for your event. More...

M
17 July 2019

DJ Ray made our wedding day a blast and memorable! Starting of with how we casually met him because of his printed sweatshirt, he got us on board with preparations and a detailed run through with how our wedding program will look like and how we wanted it to be. He gave great suggestions which actually worked fabulous. On the big day itself, he was very flexible with both major and minor changes. Even though our event was in the park, his voice and his music were very much audible. During the reception, we didn't have to worry and we gave our full trust to him to lead everyone with the program and he kept a good track of time! He also even added lights to the room! Since we were celebrating a multicultural wedding, he understood our requests like for example the honeymoon dance (Philippine traditional dance). Even days after our party, our guests have complimented how they had so much fun and enjoyed his music while dancing. We definitely would recommend him to our family, friends and to those looking for DJ services. Thank you, DJ Ray! Much love from M & M! More...

B
16 July 2019

DJ Sugar Ray is the best DJ and emcee out there! He was the DJ/ emceefor my wedding. He goes above and beyond for the bride and groom to make sure their day is the best day and that it runs smoothly. He kept our dance floor poppin and also surprised us with his singing. We absolutely loved him. All our guests thought he was awesome and loved him too. Ray is outgoing, funny, punctual, entertaining, reliable, and most important he knows music and can read a crowd. He worked so well with our photographer and the timeline. He was so pleasant to be around. Honestly if you don't hire him as your DJ you are making a mistake. He's the best of the best! He's actually passionate about music and DJ-ing. My husband and I were and still are so happy with everything Ray did for us. We will always recommend him to our friends, family, and anyone who will need a DJ. Book with him ASAP he is popular and his schedule fills up fast! Thank you Ray!!! More...

C
15 July 2019

Dj Ray was the mc for our wedding 2 weeks ago. I can't tell you how professional he was and how his attention to detail was on point. Additionally, he kept all the guests very entertained and added positive energy to the event. You are missing out on the greatest time of your life if you don't get dj Ray. I highly, highly recommend him for any event. He is flexible and willing to work with any group. Great guy and a great dj. More...

S
14 July 2019

DJ Sugar Ray emceed a wedding I attended, and he was amazing! He radiated a good energy and just lightened up the entire atmosphere. He was super funny, and really knew how to get all of us out of our seats and party! My boyfriend and I were admiring his confidence the whole evening; Talented guy! More...

J
7 July 2019

Mr. Ray Cartwright is the best, I honestly couldn't have asked for anyone better. He is knowledgeable and very helpful during the event process. He DJ'd my wedding and he had every person on the dance floor. Ray is funny and know just the right things to say. During the wedding he keeps everything on time and running smoothly, it takes a lot of pressure off of you to make sure things get done. I heard nothing but great things from my guests about how good ray is. More...

B
2 July 2019

Ray was an amazing DJ for my good friend Jon & Felicia's wedding. Very organized good spirit great music. The dance floor was never empty.

S
21 June 2019

DJ Sugar Ray is amazing! He was our wedding DJ and emcee last weekend, and did a fantastic job! We have received many compliments from our guests about how fun the party was and how much they enjoyed Ray. He was so helpful in planning the party and he kept the night flowing perfectly. We didn't want the fun to end! He did a great job of getting people up dancing, and even made songs like the Cupid Shuffle and Cha Cha Slide (which tend to get a bit "old" after a minute) fun and exciting by getting up and interacting with our guests as they danced (and even teased the ones that kept messing up!). And his price is super reasonable compared to the other DJ services we researched. Would definitely recommend him 1000 times! More...

D
3 June 2019

I have seen Ray at multiple wedding events and the amount of people who compliment the music is unbelievable. He makes sure to get the whole party involved and keeps the party going the whole time. I have already booked him for my wedding and couldn't be more confident in his services for it. If you're looking for a solid DJ for any event, I 100% recommend! More...

B
2 June 2019

Ray was our DJ for our Central Valley outdoor wedding and without him it wouldn't have been the amazing wedding it was! He got the party going and kept it going. I couldn't tell you how many compliments I got about my DJ or who he was so they could use him at their next event! Highly recommend ray for all your DJ needs. More...

R
9 May 2019

From the day my oldest daughter was born, I remember thinking about the day I would have to walk her down the aisle... and how exciting and sad it would be. .. sad because my first born would be leaving the nest. I wanted to make sure it was perfect for her and every decision that was made affects the ceremony and it's fluidity. So the selection of a DJ was very important! The DJ is the master of ceremonies and is in direct control of the pace of the wedding celebration. After much research, my daughter came across DJ Sugar Ray. She began corresponding with him and was quickly impressed with his professionalism and his attentiveness. An in person meeting was set up at his home office. Upon meeting him, something about his personality immediately made me feel at ease. He has a warm and welcoming personality and is very out going. He asked what our musical likes and dislikes were and after a couple of selections he took over the conversation and began making song suggestions that were spot on. We went through several songs that he put aside into a playlist just for us and then he did something I didn't expect. He burned those songs to a disc and gave it to my daughter. He went over some suggestions of how the wedding should be paced and how he would move the ceremony along and direct the guests to the designated areas for the next activity. We left his home feeling like we absolutely made the right choice in DJ. The day is finally here and DJ Sugar Ray arrives ONE HOUR early. Gets himself set up and begins to coordinate with my nephew who was performing a piano solo on his keyboard. Shortly after hooking up the keyboard, he encountered a technical difficulty and since he had gotten there early he was able to trouble shoot the problem and get things working, without affecting the ceremony at all. Once set up, he just took control of the pace of the wedding (of course while coordinating with us first) and was solely responsible for moving each aspect of the ceremony and reception along. Oh wait did I mention that DJ Sugar Ray also provided us with some fancy lighting and lighting effects that we didn't expect and it just set off the look and ambience of the wedding venue. Then if that isn't enough, he walked around snapping photos and stated he would process them, place them on his Facebook and make them available to us. I thought he was just a DJ, apparently he's a talented photographer as well, because the photos were great. Photos from a different perspective.When you spend your hard earned money on something you always expect (or hope for) quality customer service, what I didn't expect was for DJ Sugar Ray to go so far and above my expectations. He was so professional and so smooth. Each time he spoke with me, my wife or my daughter, he would calmly remind us what was next and then proceed to smoothly transition into the next activity. He literally just handled everything! If there is any hesitation with the selection of a DJ for your special event, let me tell you this, you absolutely will not be disappointed with DJ Sugar Ray, in fact I highly recommend this man, I promise you won't be disappointed! More...

B
5 May 2019

It was great having Ray for our wedding. Ray is laid back, down to earth, experienced, and everything we wanted in our DJ. After a short phone call with Ray I knew he was a fit for us and he was one with music. I did not have to worry about a thing throughout the process leading up to our wedding and that's how it should be! Ray was on board 100% of the time and totally participated in making our day run seamlessly. Even when the weather was against us, Ray put us at ease and even threw in some extra lights for the reception. You will not regret your decision in choosing Ray for any event! More...

T
30 April 2019

Ray did such a wonderful job making our wedding run smoothly. He got everyone out on the dance floor, even the ones who don't enjoy dancing! If you are in need of a DJ and happen upon this review, look no further. Ray is the epitome of perfection when it comes to DJ's.If I could give him 6 stars I would. More...

A
28 April 2019

I attended a wedding this weekend where Ray was the DJ. He did an outstanding job!  Great mix of songs, great MC'ing and all a real pleasure!

P
27 April 2019

Ray was the DJ at our dear family friends wedding. He was amazing! He was a perfect master of ceremonies. He has an amazing voice, but it was the way he personalized the wedding that made it extra special. I would highly recommend him!

M
18 April 2019

I literally cannot say enough good things about DJ Ray! I had attended a wedding he DJ'd at and said "that was the best DJ/wedding I've ever been to" So as soon as I was engaged, he was my very first vendor calls (after the venue of course :)). From the very minute we talked, he was so incredibly friendly, helpful, and seemed genuinely excited to be part of our big day (doesn't treat it like it's a job). When the big day came, he was a calming presence and immediately fit in like he was part of the family. He had every detail locked down (to the point where he made sure every person that made a toast actually had a drink to toast with), and then later on had the dance floor going CRAZY.The best way to describe Ray would be the perfect combination of professional and charismatic - definitely brings the party, but also makes sure he helps your big day go smoothly. More...

K
6 April 2019

Amazing!!Ray was very professional and helpful! He helped create a personalized song list for my party, which I really appreciated. He had a great energy and basically orchestrated everything and kept things going. He encouraged the people come to the dance floor and made sure everyone had fun. Ray has a friendly and a very welcoming presence. Overall he is a great DJ and I would recommend him to anyone who is having any sort of event. More...

A
25 March 2019

My family worked hard to hold a special 70th BD Party for me.  It was suppose to be a surprise but had to tell me when they found out I already had made plans on the date they selected.  When I was told about the party, the first thing I asked was that Ray Cartwright had to be THE DJ for my party.  He does not disappoint and I had a memorable party with special friends and family .  Ray made it extra special with his personable attention to all guests, great DJ'ing and photography! More...

L
19 March 2019

Excellent DJ with a variety of music of all genres that i enjoyed very much at my Zumbera's birthday party. He can sing too  definitely recommend!

M
18 March 2019

Can't even begin to tell you how great this guy is, just amazing!  Ray is a professional through and through.  He hosted my mom's 70th birthday this weekend, and I can't count how many compliments we got for our DJ.  Ray worked with our family ahead of time to be sure he understood the crowd we would have, as well as my mom's favorite songs.  She loves zumba and salsa/merengue dancing, and Ray was able to work with me to be sure he had all the right songs.  He confirmed our times ahead of the event date and stayed on point from arrival all the way to the last song.  He connected with the crowd, kept everyone engaged, and even took photos!  I was so busy that I didn't take a single photo, and next thing I knew I had a bunch of photos available to view and enjoy immediately after the event.   Ray does NOT disappoint! More...

K
18 March 2019

DJ Sugar Ray Cartwright was amazing, he accomplished everything I wanted even after I threw a couple curve balls. Ray was able to incorporate my playlist as well as special entertaining game ques on the day of the event. Directing the flow of the event is something he does effortlessly  even when timelines get out of whack. Ray stepped in as photographer and his rmcee skills are the best. Ray is Personable and professional and I'm so glad he helped make my night so memorable. More...

J
17 March 2019

Ray was an amazing DJ/MC He's more than a DJ he keeps the party goin and more Music amazing no one stopped dancingAll night! !! Did everything and more we asked for!!!!My guests loved him I highly recommend him for any event Thank you Ray our man!!!!!Julie and Paul Grech wedding March 9, 2019XXOO More...

L
1 March 2019

Thanks to DJ Ray, our 50th Wedding Anniversary Party was so much fun for us, as well as for everyone (young and old) at our party.  Ray enticed the majority of our guests onto the dance floor with his great people/party skills.  His energy level, and ability to engage with every age group, kept us out on the dance floor, singing and dancing until the party sadly came to a close. For those guests who decided to watch us "party dancers" from their tables, they definitely took pleasure also enjoying Ray's showmanship and comradery.  Ray, thank you for a memorable 50th Anniversary Party.  Bob and Lauren Doherty More...

B
21 February 2019

Ray was the Dj/Host for my son's wedding & he did a fantastic job!  He made sure the wedding ran smoothly by hosting the affair from start to finish.  With his guidance all of the traditional wedding activities were executed like clockwork.  He even provided accent lighting to set the mood for the evening.  My daughter-in-love chose the song Butterfly Kisses for her Father-Daughter dance and Ray's lighting skills made it look as if butterflies were flying on the ceiling...talk about attention to detail.  I wanted the guests to dangle faux butterflies around the bride (Crazy Rich Asians movie style) but didn't have enough time to put it together.  Ray made it happen without me even mentioning my desire.  The wedding was the day after Valentine's Day and the playlist consisted of our favorite love & old school dance songs.  It was so beautiful to hear the guests sing the love songs in unison and step to the line dances together...a sure sign of unity as we joined our families together in matrimony!  All in all Ray's experience and effervescent personality ensured a quality, memorable, & grand affair!  We can't thank him enough for sharing his gifts & talent on such short notice! More...

F
16 December 2018

We had a great pleasure working with Ray last week at the corporate event. Everything went very smoothly and fun! You can rely upon him! All my coworkers just loved him! Highly recommend! Will definitely consider him for the next event. More...

C
13 December 2018

Ray is amazing!  He has been our DJ for our company Christmas party for many years.  There were a few years where Ray was booked and we had to hire someone else and the parties were not the same.   We book a year in advance now to make sure we get him.  He engages the party, can read the room with his music and everyone is sure to have a great time.I would recommend Ray for any type of event. More...

K
14 November 2018

So much to say...  Without question DJ Sugar Ray (aka Mr. Ray Cartwright DJ Services) is the best in the business for the Bay Area.  Beautiful spirit, top notch attention to details and customer service..for example Sugar Ray did walk through of my venue (home) weeks in advance and on the day of my party arrived hours in advance to scope out best set-up for my equipment, flow of guest, and coordinate with my party planner. Sugar Ray knows his craft (e,g, MASSIVE music collection to set the perfect tone for your event..no matter the musical taste ). Then he tops all of this off with such heart, care, and attention by interacting with you and your guest to bring out the beauty in your event... I mean, people who would be afraid to be near a microphone are now comfortable telling stories and sharing memories with the crowd...Sugar Ray orchestrates this beautifully.  Ok ..yes I am gushing.....He is really that good. It has been over a month since my 50th Birthday Celebration and I am still smiling.  It was perfect and my guest are still gushing too.  The evening was wonderful in every way and made so by Sugar Ray.  Thank you so very much! More...

C
4 November 2018

Sugarray had the wedding jammin all night long.  Never a dull moment.

S
17 October 2018

Ray is one of the best DJ's that you can find in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I have seen him DJ numerous events and each time he is professional, interactive with the guests, and keeps everyone having a wonderful time.  I recently used Ray to DJ my fashion show and he did a wonderful job.  He had all of the designer's music in the correct order, was able to accommodate my performer and help her with her needs, as well as collaborate with my host of my show.  I am extremely happy with Ray's work and assistance throughout my event.  I would absolutely recommend him and will definitely be reaching out to him in the future. More...

J
26 September 2018

We had many of our guests come up to us (the bride and groom) and comment on how great Dj sugar ray was, and how we heard about him.  Ray is very personable and welcomed us into his house when planning our wedding.  He is well spoken and keeps the party going.  The day of the wedding he was well prepared and was setting up early.  Ray takes pride in what he does and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ. More...

M
26 September 2018

WOW! What a guy and services to match.  DJ Ray hosted my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a better man to be apart of the special day. He arrived 3-4 hours before the start of the ceremony to set up his equipment, do soundcheck, and most importantly, make sure he was there to fulfill any last minute requests.  He's a natural on the microphone and was able to guide our guests to where they needed to be.  He kept to the schedule, was professional, interacted with the guests, and has great taste in music.  There was never a dull moment.  Guests even came up to us to compliment his style.  Thank you DJ Ray for providing us with a memorable evening full of fun and good music. More...

J
9 September 2018

Best in the business? I dare say that's Ray. My wife and I selected Ray's DJ service for our wedding after seeing all the rave reviews for him and meeting with him in person. He quickly picked up on our personalities and musical tastes to craft a unique service with us. Ray is an absolute professional who is impeccable at handling the coordination, intricate details, and inevitable hiccups of a wedding. That alone puts Ray at the top of the pack as an MC and DJ. What really makes Ray the best of the best is how he engaged with members and guests of our wedding to create a wonderful atmosphere. We received so many compliments from our guests about how fun and talented Ray is. I should also stress that Ray made sure to clearly communicate what he would do for our wedding and I can honestly say that he executed exactly to his word. We were so pleased by Ray's services. He will get the call for our next event. More...

K
20 August 2018

Ray just DJ/emceed our wedding this Saturday and he did a fantastic job!  Ray played a great selection of music and was able to read the crowd and play the right music to get the crowd pumped up again. Ray was a pleasure to work with from the first meeting; he was eager to get to know us to get the right spirit and vibe for our wedding. He was also very accommodating and embraced our unusual music selections that helped make the ceremony and reception truly ours. Our guests loved Ray and were still talking about his warm and enthusiastic demeanor the next day. If you're in search of a wedding DJ I highly recommend Ray! He will treat you like family and make sure everything goes smoothly on your big day! More...

M
20 August 2018

My sister and I hired Ray for our parents' 50th anniversary party and could not have been happier! I can't tell you how many people came up to us throughout our party and raved about how much they loved him!  Our party was mostly people in their 70s and my parents' really love doo wop 50's music and Ray did a great job playing all the hits from that era. He was so engaging with our guests and got people to interact throughout the event ....he even SANG a song during dinner - he has a beautiful voice!!!We interviewed several DJs while planning our event but right off the bat when we talked to Ray on the phone we just knew we had to have him. His personality is so fun and energetic and he really did make our event a success. Ray is also very professional and worked with us to make sure the flow of the event was on schedule.  He was also very accommodating to last minute requests and changes which is so important as things always tend to come up you don't expect. I would highly recommend him to anyone! More...

D
19 August 2018

Best D.J. ever!!

D
19 August 2018

DJ Ray....you rock! You did an excellent job with all aspects for my niece Tevaite & her husband David's wedding May 3, 2014. The music had everyone pumped & your keen sense of humor kept us all laughing :D Great day! Memorable entertainment! More...

T
19 August 2018

This guy Ray is a crazy great DJ!! He had my cousins wedding JUMPIN with the best music selections (which were so appropriate for the event and crowd! ) and kept us entertained with his great sense of humor! He was on point the whole evening! Not only would I recommend him, but he is the first person I'm calling for myself when I need a DJ! Great job Ray! More...

J
19 August 2018

DJ Ray was great. He did a fabulous job at our wedding this past weekend. Lively, entertaining, and a real professional, he knew how to keep the party rolling. I recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or major event. More...

D
19 August 2018

DJ Ray not only had people of all ages getting down on the dance floor but help transitioned the wedding smoothly. Real professional!

M
19 August 2018

Hands down, this man right here was so critical to how amazing our night was. He kept the crowd moving, and his ability to get people to break out of their shells and let loose was incredible. 100% would recommend to anyone looking for a DJ for any special event in their lives. As a plus - the pictures he took of our wedding are absolutely awesome :)

Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day as perfect as can be!
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T
19 August 2018

DJ Ray kept the dance floor poppin', and did one hell of a job as Emcee of our wedding. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the greater Bay Area that is looking for a collaborative DJ — one that will ensure a smooth flow throughout your wedding day. Thank you, DJ Ray!

A
19 August 2018

Ray was the DJ/Emcee for our wedding on April 7, 2018. But the fun didn't start on that day, it started the first time I talked to him on the phone. He came highly recommended, and he did not disappoint! He was so patient, as I changed my song requests several times over the eight months of planning for our special day. As we got closer to the date, he helped me come up with an itinerary and worked with the photographer (they had worked together before, which was a plus) to ensure everything flowed smoothly on our wedding day. He even helped calm my nerves on the phone a couple of days before the wedding when a storm threatened to ruin our outdoor event. He assured me, he'd been doing what he does best for many years, and everything would be just fine. In fact, our wedding day was better that fine. It was such a great day. Ray made sure everyone had a great time, played music everyone could dance to, and kept things moving right along. We finally had to tell everyone to go home or they would have partied all night long. My family and friends are still talking about him. So if you want to have a great party, no matter what your event may be, book Ray. You will not be disappointed! More...

D
19 August 2018

I just wanted to update this previous review by adding that DJ Ray worked my son's wedding this weekend, June 2018. What a joy he is to work with! ! He worked with the bride and groom on playlists and to provide music and microphones to the ceremony site under a tree as well as the dining patio and the third location where the dancing was epic. We received compliments from many guests of different generations as being the best DJ ever... I agree, he even surprised us with pictures he took during the event. Be advised that his job is a passion!!!
Review from June 2016
I have been to 4 events where Ray or his outfit has been on scene. Ray is professional, personable, seamlessly able to personalize your event while smoothly keeping the timing on point and the spotlight on the guests and honored party. He can read a crowd and connect in a way that makes everyone walk away feeling this was the best experience at any party ever but perhaps not realizing why. I can't emphasize enough the impact he will make at your event!
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J
21 July 2018

DJ Sugar Ray hosted my wedding and absolutely exceeded expectations! He showed up an hour before the ceremony, set up efficiently and knew exactly how to set the mood with the jams from the start. There were numerous changes with the order of events and name mix-ups all expected on the actual wedding day, but Ray was able to handle all the last minute changes and execute flawlessly.Music selection was superb, just be sure to tell him a few songs you want and he'll be able to pull similar songs for a complete playlist. Zero complaints from Ray--highly recommend. If you want a very smooth event from start to finish with zero stress then go with him. So happy he was able to DJ our important day! More...

K
16 July 2018

DJ Ray is the absolute best!! I learned about Ray because he went to high school with one of my mom's best friends and was the DJ at my cousin's wedding 7 years ago. When I got engaged last summer I knew I wanted him to be the DJ at my wedding. From our first conversation over the phone when he said "I got you" I knew I would have nothing to worry about. As it got closer to our wedding and I met with DJ Ray to go over some specific details in terms of the special songs and he walked me through his timeline and made me a copy of our wedding mix featuring those special songs to listen to, I knew I had picked the correct DJ. Fast forward to my wedding last night, and everyone had the pleasure of witnessing just how great of an emcee he is. He kept the party going, was able to get the room quiet to really listen to the songs for our special dances, and had everyone laughing. So many people came up to me and commented on how great he was, and how much fun they had at our reception. He is the DJ to go to for any special event you are planning. Thank you thank you DJ Ray! More...

T
30 May 2018

Outstanding, everything we were looking for a wedding DJ and more! Mr. Ray Cartwright (AKA DJ Suga Ray) exceed our expectations. We learned about Suga Ray from my husband's co-workers who had used him as a DJ for their weddings which we had also attended. We knew from these weddings that Suga Ray was without a doubt gonna be our DJ. He is an outstanding MC with keeping the guests engaged and knows his music. He is very reasonably priced.Our first meeting with Suga Ray had to be rescheduled because some time conflicts on his end which he was very apologetic about. To even one up his apology, he hook us up with extra lightening at the wedding which we weren't even expecting (thanks!). So I continue, our meeting with Suga Ray went great, he totally got the vibe we were going for for our wedding music and just atmosphere- FUN.On the day of the wedding, Suga Ray no doubt came through. He worked the crowd like we knew he would be he went above what I even thought of. Suga Ray observed my sister (maid of honor) was cold so he walked up to her and handed her his coat jacket. He told my husband that if the photographers were getting annoying with asking us to do too many poses (there were a lot but it was legit) then he'd tell them to buzz off and of course the music was just what we wanted. Suga Ray helped make our day not just the way we envisioned it but even  better with all the special touches he added. Oh and those extra light he hooked it up with, were a HUGE hit with my 3 year old niece/flower girl!If you need a DJ, Suga Ray is your man, without a doubt! More...

M
13 May 2018

Hallelujah for DJ Sugar Ray!! This wedding was for a couple of older folks, second time around.  But I'm here to tell you, Ray knows music and Ray knows how to get the crowd on the dance floor.  We had an absolute blast.  My 90 year old mother stayed until 11:00 p.m.! My 30-something kids did too and so did everyone else.  Ray served as our wedding coordinator, met with us early on to create a timeline, select music, made us a cd of our music, played MC and DJ at the wedding, passed the microphone to get  everyone toasting, roasting and laughing.  The only thing he needs to add to his credentials is the certification to perform the wedding ceremony.(MIKE DROP)!!!  BAM!!Love you, Sugar!Mary Beth More...

A
10 May 2018

DJ Cartwright was absolutely incredible for our wedding this past April! Throughout the entire process he let us know exactly what to expect, helped us pick out great song choices for the different aspects of the wedding, and was just a fun guy to talk too! During our wedding, he made sure that we kept on schedule and made sure my husband and I were where we needed to be, when we needed to be there. During the reception dance party, nobody ever stopped dancing and he truly knew how to read the vibe of the party to make sure everyone was having a great time!We HIGHLY recommend Ray to anyone who is looking to go that extra mile to ensure that their wedding is PERFECT!Thank you so much for the perfect wedding day Ray! :) More...

F
8 May 2018

Well what can I say....when after your wedding, almost every person you speak to mentions how great your DJ was then you know that this man was AMAZING, MEMORABLE, ATTENTIVE, FANTASTIC! Ray met with my husband and I at his home and after speaking with us for a bit, was able to sense what we were all about and what type of music we needed.  His guidance and knowledge helped us so much!  Every part of the wedding was wonderful, Ray kept it going and went above and beyond what you would expect a DJ to do.  Not just a DJ, Ray ran that wedding start to finish!!  Considering anyone else for your get together (whatever that may be) would be guaranteeing you not getting the best of the best.  Because that's what Ray is.  The best of the best.  Thank you Ray xxxx More...

J
19 April 2018

I can not say enough good things about Ray. He is extremely professional yet very personable. He is able to make your event a huge success. He gets the crowd going and plays excellent music. He is also there to help with anything you may need. I won't have another party without Ray there. He is the best. More...

J
17 April 2018

We always plan our events around Ray's availability, including my wedding. My dad wouldn't have it without Ray. We love Ray so much he helped my dad with his speech at the wedding. He got stage fright. Ray makes the party and gets everyone involved. It's no party without him. At our last event he even brought extra up lights and played freeze dance for my daughter.  You can't compare him to anyone. He is the absolute best ever. My brother missed out on Ray at his wedding and now he regrets it. He never admits he is wrong and I loved being right.  If you are having any kind of party  wanting it to be fun and go smooth. He is the whole package. Hands down Sugar Ray!!!!!!!!! More...

A
15 April 2018

Ray was the DJ/Emcee for our wedding on April 7, 2018. But the fun didn't start on that day, it started the first time I talked to him on the phone.  He came highly recommended, and he did not disappoint!  He was so patient, as I changed my song requests several times over the eight months of planning for our special day.  As we got closer to the date, he helped me come up with an itinerary and worked with the photographer (they had worked together before, which was a plus) to ensure everything flowed smoothly on our wedding day.  He even helped calm my nerves on the phone a couple of days before the wedding when a pre-wedding day storm threatened to ruin our outdoor event.  He assured me, he'd been doing what he does best for many years, and everything would be just fine. In fact, our wedding day was better than fine. It was such a great day!  Ray made sure everyone had a great time, played music everyone could dance to, and kept things moving right along.  We finally had to tell everyone to go home or they would have partied all night long.  My family and friends are still talking about him. So if you want to have a great party, no matter what your event may be, book Ray.  You will not be disappointed! More...

T
3 April 2018

Here's what I know about Carwright's DJ Services: They guy that runs it, named Ray, provides his heart and "thoughtworthiness" into his music, into each word he speaks into the microphone, into the planning, the thinking, and above all the way he actually seeks to hear what you're telling him. Ray is not too specific to drive you crazy with details, and neither is Ray too unstructured for a major surprise to show up on your day.Work with this guy, Ray. He knocks it out of the park for me. More...

L
6 February 2018

DJ Ray is the best! When we sat down with him for our first meeting we already got a great vibe from him. He walked us through what to expect during the wedding and he knew exactly where we were coming from when we started to discuss our music preferences. We booked him for our wedding shortly after because we knew he would be able to deliver what we wanted. Wedding day: Ray played all of the music we requested and had great charisma when it came to being the MC. We wanted the music to have a nostalgic quality and ultimately everyone had a great time and loved all the music! Ray is the ultimate professional and you can tell that he enjoys what he's doing and that shows during the event. I wouldn't hesitate to turn to DJ Ray for any events in the future. Book him now! You won't regret it. =) More...

N
24 January 2018

DJ Sugar Ray was the perfect fit for our company Gala! He played every single song that was requested and kept the night moving right along. Looking forward to having him back at next years event. More...

R
23 January 2018

What can I say, except that Ray makes the party ROCK!  He moves the party along and makes it so much fun that everyone is laughing and having a great time!  Thanks Ray for the excellent job you did for us at our Keller Williams Benchmark Properties Kick off Party again!! More...

E
19 December 2017

DJ Ray was one of the best DJs I have met in a long time! Our holiday event went off without a hitch. We delegated tasks and he stepped in to help organize the flow of the event. Incredibly personable, professional, knowledgeable, and fun! He was very sensitive to some obstacles we had and made light of the chaos our raffle created. His energy is infectious and made sure our guests were moving on the dance floor. If you are thinking about hiring him, just do it. You will not regret it. More...

M
7 December 2017

If you're looking for a DJ to spin records, provide a disco ball and maybe some laser lights and tell a joke or two, then move on, DJ Ray is NOT your guy. If, however, you're looking for a DJ who takes ownership of your event, makes it his own (down to the tiniest detail) and ensures you and your guests have the most enjoyable event possible, then DJ Ray is your guy.We were impressed from our first conversation with Ray to our hug-filled good bye when the night wrapped up. Ray was instrumental in not only providing music while our guests were seated, but also music for the ceremony, a mic for the officiant, amazing introductions of our wedding party, our parents and of course the bride and groom. He took the time to get to know us, know our likes and dislikes and really went above and beyond to ensure every detail was covered and every need filled.He did an awesome job keeping us on schedule, interacting with our guests,  engaging with the kids and really making everyone feel special. He even took care to make sure we sat down and ate something because he knows how the bride and groom are pulled this way and that and are constantly in demand. Throughout the night and in the days following, we were complimented on what an amazing wedding we had and what an awesome job the DJ did.There are things you remember from your wedding; how beautiful the bride looked, your vows, the special guests in attendance and what a great time you had. It's indicative of the superb job Ray did that we'll remember him in that list of special wedding memories.We can not recommend Ray strongly enough. Make sure he's your DJ for your event and you WILL NOT be disappointed. More...

P
14 November 2017

did a lot of research on a dj for my wedding.lots of planning goes into a wedding, but two of the top things in my opinion is music and alcohol. DJ Sugar Ray took care of the music part and did a lot more, helped kept the wedding flowing smooth and also was able to handle the rowdy tables.unfortunately I dont remember half the night, but from what I remember and what everyone's been telling me he kept the party going strong and I was on the dance floor all night.hope I dont need to get married again but if I do first on my to-do list is hire DJ Sugar Ray. More...

B
9 November 2017

You need not do any further research: Mr. Ray Cartwright is your man! He DJ'd our wedding and we only heard two things after our wedding 1. You guys looked so happy and 2. Your DJ was amazing! From the beginning on the process he was straightforward and we were able to easily develop a timeline and we chose all the songs we wanted. From the rehearsal through the big day Ray made sure everything ran smoothly and it truly was seamless. Ray has a way of getting everyone out on the dance floor and enjoying themselves, he reads the room and plays music that will keep people dancing all night. He's super engaging with all the guest and truly helped make them feel great. He personally talked to probably every single one of our 100 guests. The little things go a long way and your DJ is the second most seen and heard person besides the bride and groom at a wedding.If I could give 10 stars I would buy long story short you will not be disappointed and Ray will make your wedding day flow perfectly and you will have the time of your life!P.S. Thanks Ray, we love you!! -Vinny & B! More...

V
8 November 2017

Hands down the best DJ in Cali! Performed our wedding flawlessly and made everyone's night!  The music was spot on, and so was his kind words during our ceremony!  Highly recommended!!!

C
22 October 2017

I cant even express how great Ray is, but will try! We attended out friends wedding and Ray was MC/DJ and while we were dancing we looked at each other and said, "When we get married, we are hiring him! Hands down". A week after I was proposed to I called up Ray and booked him, a year in advance!  Not saying that is necessary at all, but I just knew I wanted him to be part of our wedding day. Ray is very professional and on top of it, very responsive to emails and phone calls. We didn't really know anything about how to pick songs or how to flow the whole day together. Ray invited us over to his house and he went through the whole process and helped us pick songs, walked us through what he would say, made us a CD of the songs, and let us know if we wanted any changed to just email him. Not only did he DJ, but his MC skills are on point, he helped our whole ceremony and reception flow and stay on time. He interacted with all our guests and during the dinner hour, played slow songs, and joked about how they were about us, such as "This is what Ross thought when he first saw Chiara", and play "That's Amore" it was really cute and fun. All of our guests enjoyed the night, and even people who don't typically dance got up and grooved! I loved our Wedding, and Ray made it so special and fun. Thank you Ray, you are one of a kind! More...

A
21 October 2017

Finding Ray for our wedding was a godsend! If I could give him 10 stars I would. From the first conversation we had with him on the phone to meeting him at his house he made this whole process so easy and carefree. He truly helped make our wedding day as perfect as we had wished for. He has such a warm, vibrant personality and makes you feel like family and you've known him for years. I'm a bit of a control freak and the fact that I was able to relax and let him take total control of our evening without worry made the night so much more enjoyable for me. I still get friends and family singing his praises and saying how down to earth he was and how fun he made our wedding evening. Ray I can't thank you enough for all that you did to make our wedding reception so amazing! You are the best!! More...

L
16 October 2017

Ray provided DJ services at the wedding of my cousin.  He was professional and personable at all times. He seamlessly the  handled the glitches inevitably encountered at these events.  Ray was well-prepared, and had an amazing selection of music. He was attentive to the needs of the bride and groom, playing appropriate musical selections. The wedding guests ranged in age from 20's to 70's. The DJ was able to engage everyone in attendance, and kept the dance floor hopping. Ray made a special effort to include music from the genres of preference of the parents of the bride and groom. He even managed to correctly pronounce some very challenging names. Ray's DJ services were a major factor in the success of this amazing event. More...

L
9 October 2017

Dj Ray is the best. He was very professional & kept the party going. He helped make our wedding perfect! We booked Dj Ray after seeing him DJ our friends wedding, we had only talked to him a short min at their wedding & when we called him a couple months later he remember who we were, which I thought was awesome becuae he had talked to/met lots of people. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an AMAZING DJ to help celebrate their big day or any party they may have!.Thank you again DJ Ray!! More...

A
9 October 2017

Talk about the man!DJ Ray is fantastic! Incredibly personable, professional, knowledgeable, and fun! He was very sensitive to some obstacles we had and could pick up where a couple of vendors were falling short which helped keep our wedding on time and magical.Thank you DJ Ray!

P
7 October 2017

Ray was the DJ at my daughter's wedding last weekend, and I have to say he was one of the best DJs I have met in a long time!  Personable, smooth talker who knows how to get the crowd engaged.  The dance floor was full all night.  He was very open to song choices and even added in a few of his own.  A special thank you for making my daughters wedding go smooth!!!  Felt like we knew him for years!! Highly recommend him... More...

J
4 October 2017

Ray is the man! Ray was recommended to us by the venue we held our wedding at. We had never met before the wedding, just talked on the phone and exchanged emails. Not knowing what to expect, it goes without saying that we were nervous to make sure everything went according to plan. Ray not only assured everything would be fine, he delivered on that promise and then some!! He is a true professional and was able to involve everybody in the party. I can't tell you how many times throughout the night I was approached by one of our friends/family talking about how amazing our DJ was. Ray has an excellent feel for the event, what song should come next, and most importantly the crowd. Everybody enjoyed having ray DJ and MC our wedding and my wife and I could not be happier with our choice. No need to look any further, Ray Cartwright is the man. More...

S
28 August 2017

DJ Ray did a great job at our wedding.  He was setup on time.  Helped with the ceremony music.  He kept thing lively on the dance floor while we were pulled this way and that for photos, cake, etc.  Everyone said that they loved him.  His pricing is reasonable and he brought great lighting for the dance floor.  Put a light under our sweetheart and cake table without us even asking!  Nice job Ray! More...

A
28 August 2017

For starters, Ray is great at communication, super accommodating, and has amazing customer service. I initially came into contact with Ray a couple months ago while planning our company holiday party. He wasn't only highly recommended but, was requested to be our DJ again for our holiday party by some of our employees. Being new to the company, all I would ever hear is how he made the holiday party a success. Fast forward to now, last Thursday I was asked to provided entertainment to our weekly TGIF event. Keep in mind this request came in mid day Thursday. I immediately gave Ray a call and thankfully he was available to come in the next day. On the day of the event he arrived on time and worked with me to find the best placement for him out on our patio. He took into consideration where people would be hanging out and where the food and drinks would be served. Without even asking him, he let our employees know that we had set up games for them on the end of the patio, and he encouraged people to get food and drinks. He also checked in with us to make sure the music was not too loud which showed that he is very aware of his surroundings. Since the event just had started we still had people inside the building finishing up work. We also share the building and have to be mindful of the business above. His selection of music is amazing. He really does turn it into a party. I had one of my co-workers state that he wished he could hire him as his personal DJ and just have him follow him around every day! That is how good his music selection and transitions are. It just puts you into such a great mood! He also has a very large selection of music. During the event I did ask him about his selection of Spanish music for my own personal family parties. He was more than happy to show me his selection on the spot and had all of the top songs you would hear at a Hispanic party. At that point I was already sold at that point but there is more!As more people came out from the office he continued to announce and be very interactive with the audience. He even persuaded a couple of employees to sing and it was amazing! The purpose of having entertainment this week, was so we could let our employees unwind and relax after weeks of intense hard work. He was able to accomplish that and more! Our staff had a blast. Our event went from food and drinks with music to a karaoke session and then to a dance party. I love how he also kept our staff engaged from the start to the end. I have been to events where the DJ is just background music and it's boring. Ray turns an event into a party! After finally seeing him in action I wouldn't even bother hiring looking around. I already hired him for a upcoming family party where we did not plan on having entertainment. That is how good he is. It really shows how this just comes naturally to him and how much he loves being a DJ. More...

T
28 August 2017

Ray was great!  We had four separate areas at the wedding needing music and he certainly came through.  He not only played our music list, but was a wonderful DJ for the evening, engaging the guests.  You can tell he loves to do this and has done it many times before.  He also surprised us with some really nice pictures from the wedding, had no idea he was doing that!  Would hire him again anytime! More...

L
26 August 2017

I used Ray's services for my recent wedding and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ/MC. He did a great job of catering to our crowd and entertaining our guests when the food was delayed. Ray also checked on us regularly throughout the event to make sure that we were having as much fun as the guests. He interacted with the guests and even took a lot of pictures which we appreciate because we got to see them soon after our wedding. This makes us less anxious waiting for the professional wedding photos. We would definitely recommend Ray to our family and friends. More...

M
23 August 2017

Now where do I begin Do yourself a favor and hire Ray for ANY kind of event that you need a DJ for! Ray was so amazing and I'm still hearing compliments from family on our DJ Ray from my wedding! He is the most engaging DJ you will find, he was so cool, calm and just a natural entertainer and what I mean is he gets the crowd going, he jokes, he laughs and he will make an impression like no other DJ will. He has been doing this for so many years and it comes so natural to him. Trust him when he says he knows what he's doing! Any DJ can set his station up, hit a button and play music but it takes an experienced outstanding DJ to gather your crowd together and get people on the dance floor you didn't think could dance or make jokes that everyone could laugh at. As my sister was doing her speech, she was choking up and getting emotional and he walked over to her and put his arm around her, said you got this and calmed her down and she told me afterwards that he really did calm her nerves and she appreciated him. I have heard at least a dozen times "Your DJ was so cool, where did you find him?" Ray got all our songs right, played the genre we wanted, kept the night going, kept it alive! Thank you so much Ray and if I ever need a DJ for anything in the future I will be giving you a call! More...

T
7 August 2017

DJ Ray is personable, easy to work with, and all around excellent. We hired him for our wedding ceremony and reception in San Jose, and the entire process of working with him was wonderful. He was very responsive to all communication and rolled with last-minute changes. He listened to our music choices and likes/dislikes. On the day of the wedding, he came prepared with all equipment and even back-up equipment when his initial sound system over-heated in the 95 degree weather. He was able to get 3 generations of people on the dance floor (including a 90 yr old grandmother), and we received multiple comments after the wedding about how excellent the DJ music choices were. I would choose DJ Ray again without hesitation. He's the best! More...

M
24 July 2017

Ray is as good as it gets.  The man is funny, charismatic and keeps the party going.  We've had him do multiple events for us (including our wedding) and all have been amazing.  I seriously don't think there is a better DJ in the Bay Area.  Highly recommended.  Do yourself a favor and call him if you are thinking about hosting an event. More...

F
19 July 2017

Ray was a great emcee and DJ for our wedding! After meeting with Ray, we found songs and a style that would suit us best. He was able to get everyone on the dance floor and that is no easy task with some of our shy friends . Everyone enjoyed the celebration and commented on how much fun they had dancing and partying the night away. We were very happy with Ray for helping us celebrate and staying late and closing the hotel down! Thanks again Ray! More...

L
23 June 2017

My husband and I hired DJ Ray for our wedding reception, and he was by far the highlight of the evening!! All of our guests were so impressed by him, and kept asking if we knew him previously. They were surprised when we said no, because he was so personable, he felt like family. We may not have known him before this event, but I would definitely consider him a friend now, and we will never hire any other DJ in the future. Our reception was very non traditional and unstructured. For the most part, we gave Ray the freedom to just do what he does, and I have no regrets. He kept the evening flowing perfectly. DJ Ray is the man!! More...

H
1 May 2017

Ray was an amazing DJ and emcee. We had a great time at our wedding. He was super fun and engaging. He had the whole wedding running smoothly from start to finish. He also handled unexpected events with grace and professionalism. A wedding never goes the way you plan it anyway but Ray makes sure that the guests never even realize anything has happened. We are so happy that we asked him to help us with our event. He met with us to go over our timeline, choose our songs, plan our ceremony and helped us out a lot in general. He was super experienced and perfect! We asked him to help us with our ceremony, and our reception. The lighting that he set up was really nice. He also helped us with a projector and screen to show our slide show. We would highly recommend Ray to take care of your events and we are so happy that we trusted him completely to give our guests a good time! Ray definitely delivered! More...

Y
13 April 2017

DJ Cartwright is truly amazing. We had a small wedding and wasn't sure if we wanted a DJ, but thank goodness we hired him because he made our wedding unforgettable. He was organized, kept the guests entertained, played music we requested and found the Czech music we wanted to enter our reception with. On top of that, he made sure everyone had a little pep talk before their turn to take the mic. Our guests who did not speak English even said he did an excellent job. DJ Cartwright went above and beyond what I expected. I would recommend him to anyone. More...

M
25 March 2017

I was the maid of honor in my sister's wedding, and Ray was super professional and so interactive! Everyone loved him! He did a great job of understanding his audience and selecting music that would work perfectly for them! I really appreciated how he put in a concerted effort to know each person standing in the wedding and found a way to make them feel special. If I could get married all over again, I would choose Ray. Definitely consider his services! You won't regret it! More...

A
7 March 2017

Man I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am of DJ SugarRay! I've heard so much of him in the past but never heard him until he provided his professional services at my sisters 50th birthday party. He is by far one of the best DJ's I've heard in a long time. He takes his job serious and is all about keeping the crowd on their feet. I don't think he had me sitting down in my seat the whole night lol. I've already got him wanting to do all my family parties! You truly deserve more then 5 stars! Keep doing what you know best SugaRay you definitely have my vote for best DJ. More...

A
26 February 2017

Ray was hired to DJ our school auction.  He was more than just a DJ, though.  In addition to the great music he played, he sang (beautifully), took pictures at the event, and mingled with everyone making sure everyone was having a great time.  If you are looking for someone who goes above and beyond, Ray is the guy for you.  You will not be disappointed and he will add that extra something to your event. More...

R
20 February 2017

Ray was our DJ for our daughter samantha's 18th birthday last saturday. He was recommended by the venue and im glad they did. He was amazing! He made our party so much fun. Our guests cant stop saying how good he was. All of us had great time at the party and young and old were alI dancing. I will surely hire him again on our next event. Thanks Ray! More...

J
1 February 2017

Carwright's DJ Services is a must for any party! The guy is great, funny and knows how to put on a great show. He's been DJ'ing for our Company Xmas parties and each and everytime he delivered. Highly recommended.

S
9 January 2017

Ray was our DJ for our wedding 1/7/17. He didn't just DJ, he made it a night no one will forget. EPIC!!! His experience, professionalism, and personality are above and beyond expectations! I have a few friends with weddings coming up, and Ray is going to be my only recommendation. And I recommend him to everyone else out there! Thanks again Ray! More...

M
4 January 2017

Ray was our DJ for our wedding on 12.31.16, he made our NYE wedding one no one will ever forget!I'll echo what everyone else has already stated. .. Weddings: HIRE THIS MAN! Ray is the absolute best when it comes to DJing. He is incredibly prepared, and takes his craft very seriously but also knows how to have a great time (and makes sure everyone else has a great time as well!)Ray knows how to read a crowd and knows how to keep the party going, I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. Ray truly is the complete package and I highly recommend hiring him. Thanks again, Ray! More...

S
1 January 2017

Don't even think twice before hiring Ray as your DJ!  Personality and professionalism plus. Ray was the DJ for our son's wedding on New Years' Eve and he was AWESOME! He reads the room well, and his enthusiasm for what he does shines through. Thank you Ray for making the evening so memorable!!!! We loved you More...

T
14 November 2016

Ray is the MAN!!!  Stop looking for a DJ because he's the best that there is!!! I just got married two weeks ago and Ray was amazing as always!  The guests still have not stopped talking about how my DJ rocked my wedding.  He is not just your average DJ, he makes the whole evening flow perfect, he is great with guests of all ages, he's funny, he's hip, he's kind, and just an all around great guy!  I made it one of my priorities to have him at my wedding!  Thanks again Ray!!! More...

N
9 November 2016

I attended a Father/Daughter dinner dance on November 5 and DJ Sugar Ray was the entertainment. I have been attending these dances for 30yrs and will have to say this was by far one of the best due to Sugar Ray. Sugar Ray played great music on his own and honored requests without hesitation! His personality and desire to keep everyone happy & entertained was obvious! Thanks Sugar Ray and hope to see you next year! More...

S
7 November 2016

Ray is the absolute BEST DJ anyone could even think to ask for! I put him to working finding obscure versions of the Disney songs I wanted for my wedding ceremony and he found every single one! He has an infectiously fun personality and adds that something extra to a party. My mom was so sad she couldn't see him again when went to a friend's wedding last night where he was also their DJ!My husband and I had one goal for our wedding and that was to throw the best party possible for all our family & friends and it wouldn't have been the same without Ray! Thank you for everything you did to make our day the best day ever! More...

N
28 October 2016

There is NO better DJ on the planet... Ray showed up early, he had everyone dancing and smiling ear to ear the ENTIRE time. My wedding was back on October 2nd and everyone is still talking about how fun my wedding was! Thank you for EVERYTHING, Ray! Even though I hate having the attention on me, you made the night all about fun and celebrating love. More...

E
25 October 2016

Ray is worth 10 stars!  You will not find a better DJ or person for your event.  He is a lovely person to begin with. My family loved him and I saw many people asking for his business card to use for their events which is no surprise to us. You will not be anything less than impressed.  He has 88,000 songs you can ask him to play any one of them and it will be right up!  Any style or era he is prepared for you and your group.  I am not one of those cool people who know a song and its artist so I didn't give Ray anything to work with for our wedding.  He did a fantastic job because he knows how to read people and he fits in any group.  We love this man and felt like he was one of our family. He came prepared, on time and set up without a glitch.  THANK YOU RAY!  Sincerely,  Erin More...

D
10 October 2016

We couldn't be more pleased with having Ray as the DJ at our son's wedding earlier this month. His personality and professionalism shine through. He kept things moving at the perfect pace and it was like he knew everyone already! What a nice surprise to see some pictures on his Facebook page that he took as well. We got so many compliments on the job he did and I highly recommend him if you're looking for the perfect DJ! More...

D
8 September 2016

Cartwright's DJ Services....wrap it up and put a bow on it because you don't need to look any further!!My husband and I still hear to this day how much fun our wedding was and it was in large part to the entertainment of Ray Cartwright. He becomes family, he is professional, he makes the party! When my stepson announced his engagement, there was no question who would be DJ'ing the big event! Without fail it was another epic evening that people will remember and talk about for all the years to come! You will not find Ray hanging out behind his set up all night - From the moment we waited for the bride/groom, the speeches, moving tables along for the buffet, announcing special dances, getting EVERYONE of all ages on the dance floor, cutting the cake to the last dance..... Ray truly was amazing handling it all and is a talent you want at your event! For us, we are a large blended group but that night, Ray brought us together as one big family that are now bonded by the love of these two very special people. Just remember, Ray has a passion for every aspect of what he does and it makes all the difference! More...

D
31 August 2016

Ray was the DJ/MC/ singer for our wedding last Sunday and he is a triple threat. He kept the wedding banquet matching on even when the restaurant got a little chaotic. He was so awesome even the bride's mom and my minister were really impressed. Hiring him was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding. On ur big day if u can keep it together until the banquet, Ray will take care of the rest. More...

N
23 August 2016

A DJ that shows up 2 hours before the wedding - checkA DJ that plays all the songs you request           - checkA DJ that dresses for the occasion                     - checkA DJ that goes above and beyond what's asked- checkWhen we met Ray for the first times we immediately fell in love with his style, sense of humor, and ease. As the days got closer and on the very day itself, all I could remember were Ray's words "just go out there and get married, I will take care of everything"As our DJ and MC, Ray did just that - take care of everything to PERFECTION.I could go on and on about how amazing Ray was but to sum this up: If you need a no nonsense DJ that will uplift your party, interact with your guests, and enjoy doing what he does, then DJ Ray is your man.Thanks for making this special day extra special More...

D
7 August 2016

Weddings:  hire this man.  Will update later/more to follow but in the meantime just trust me-  hire him.  You won't be disappointed.

P
31 July 2016

Ray did an amazingly awesome job at our wedding. I first saw ray at my husband's friend's wedding, and that was a few years ago. I said, whenever I get married....this is the person that I want to do my wedding. I got engaged, and Ray was the first person I booked for my wedding.I have been looking forward to Ray for over a year and today finally came. He was PERFECT! He kept the party going, everyone was dancing the whole time. I can't say enough good things about Ray. He did a phenomenal job. From the time I got in contact, to my pesky emails about what I wanted, he delivered amazingness. I had everyone telling me that they absolutely loved Ray, even our coordinator was impressed. If anyone is looking for a DJ for their wedding or event, Ray is the one you need to get in contact with. He's professional, fun, and the best!!Thank you Ray, you're amazing! You made our wedding better than I could have ever imagined! More...

L
31 July 2016

I was at my niece's wedding yesterday and I have to say that Ray was absolutely the best ever. He had the attention of all the guests from the beginning. So much energy and fun. Wish I had known about him when I got married. Absolutely loved everything about him. I will definitely use and recommend him to anyone that asks for the best DJ ever! The dance floor was never empty! : ) More...

P
26 July 2016

Ray Cartwright is awesome! Ray knows the wedding business so well you don't have to worry about anything on your wedding day.  He worked with us to develop our play list and ensured we were happy with everything.  Ray created a fun and joyful atmosphere for all of us.  Guests of all ages had a great time and shared so many praises; they loved him!  Where Ray really stands out is his ability to engage and involve the audience. He knows how to get everyone dancing, and how to involve the bride and groom.  Thanks Sugar Ray! More...

R
30 June 2016

DJ Sugar Ray is the man.  He has DJed at venues I've attended countless times. He is always the life of the party and gets things moving. Beyond this he is a wonderful human being that cares tremendously for people & clients. Simply put you cannot go wrong with Cartwright's DJ services. More...

C
15 June 2016

Ray went above and beyond for our wedding. In planning, he promptly answered every phone call and answered every question with enthusiasm. (This is not always the case with DJs.) Ray warmly welcomed us to his home to discuss our thoughts, needs, and desires prior to the wedding.We received so many compliments on Ray's services. We had a blast. One of my favorite moments was seeing my mother-in-law and sister quickly dance while walking over to the buffet. They couldn't help themselves-the music was so good- even during the "down time." My mother-in-law was trying to make a list of songs for him to play, but Ray just kept nailing it! He executed every detail of music choice and remembered all of our thoughts! In addition, he managed to seamlessly improvise when two of our groomsmen mysteriously disappeared during our introductions at the reception!Thank you for suggesting Krystal to sing our first dance-that made our wedding personal and touched our hearts, as well as our guests'. My dad and you seem like you hit it off and I know he appreciates your swag and musical taste. It was such a great fit.  Gig-Alex's grandma appreciates your thoughtfulness with providing pictures on your Facebook. What a nice touch, considering our photographs won't be ready for quite some time!You truly are a professional and a friend in one.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!Christina Velez and Alex Salas More...

B
27 May 2016

If I could give 100 stars I would! Ray does such a great job at what he does!! He makes you feel comfortable and is so down to earth! Everyone told us how funny and what a great DJ he was!! He has every song you can think of-- 80,000 about to be exact! He is very professional and has 5 star rating because he deserves it! My husband and I aren't dancers at all (to be honest we really weren't looking forward to that part) but we ended up not wanting to leave at the end! We had such an amazing time and we can truly thank Ray for that!!! He is the best!!!! More...

K
4 May 2016

Wow. DJ Ray deserves far more than just 5 stars! We hired him for our wedding at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore last Friday and he did a PHENOMENAL job. Ray was recommended to us by one of my new husband's good friend's who also used Ray for her wedding. We had planned to meet with several DJ's several months before our big day, but once we met Ray, we canceled all other meetings because we knew he was the one. Ray invited us to his personal home for an initial consultation, got a feel for who we are as a couple, recommended music that everyone would enjoy, while also accommodating the music that we wanted to incorporate. Leading up to our wedding, he made sure to be available by phone to add in any last minute songs. I would hire him again in a heartbeat, because he is truly a huge part of what made our wedding so special. Here are some of his highlights:1. He arrived early and set up his equipment with more than enough time to spare.2. He made sure our ceremony ran smoothly. I was so caught up in the moment,  but he played the appropriate music at just the right times. I could tell he communicated on his own with our event coordinator and our Rabbi to ensure the perfect music was played at just the right time.3. He made sure everyone felt welcome at our ceremony. On several occasions he went into the crowd to interact with our guests. He can also SING. (Something I didn't know!). He truly made every one of my guests feel so happy.4. He had so much variety in his music from Stevie Wonder to OutKast. He even played E-40 when I requested it!5. He definitely came prepared. From the lighting to the speakers, the set looked amazing. I also completely forgot to wear my garter belt on the day of, and he had a makeshift one in his pocket that saved the day. Thanks again for that Ray!!I can't count how many people came up to me during and after our wedding to ask who our fabulous DJ was. Thank you so much Ray, for making our wedding unforgettable! If you are looking for a DJ for any type of event, Ray is your guy! More...

F
4 May 2016

Soooo... My Husband told me he was going to do the review. BUT I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WELL DJ RAY CAN HAVE TWO FROM US THEN, that's how amazing he is! !! You will not be let down. He has an AWSOME personality that just shines! He made sure the whole time, that my husband and I were taken care of, and everything was done in a timely manner, he made it to where we were able to have more time for dancing!! Which is what I was all about of course. Haha My recommendation though, if you want him at his best let him do his thing, this ain't his first rodeo he knows exactly what he's doing! I guarantee you will not be disappointed!! Besides marrying my husband he was my favorite part of that day!!! I can't even tell you how many people fell in love with him that day !! My photographer specializes in weddings and she told me this was the best Dj she ever saw! The venue they partnered up and she loved how he just took charge!! Most of all his customer service was outstanding. I own my own business as well and I deal with the public on a daily basis, best customer I've seen in a long time. You just can't find that anywhere anymore.  Even some family and friends started asking him to do some events!! DJ RAY WE LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!! If you plan on booking with  him make sure you hit him up in a timely manner cause I'm sure he's probably already booked for the year!!!! I can't stress this enough You will not be let down. HES THE MAN!!! More...

K
3 March 2016

DJ Ray was amazing from the moment I noticed his work at a close friend's wedding to a year later when he was at my own wedding! Not only was he welcoming and professional from the get go, but Ray made sure that all the guests at our cozy reception were engaged and having fun. Our event started early and ended early (given it was on a Sunday night), and thankfully Ray had arrived early enough to set up and accommodated our time change! He made sure to check in with my husband and I, as well as all the guests throughout the event, making sure everyone was having a good time. He had smooth transitions between tracks, took and played requests for our guests, and simply made our night fun and memorable. Our minds were at ease with Ray leading the way throughout the night, and we couldn't have had a more enjoyable event without him. Ray is an amazing DJ, emcee, and one of the nicest people we had the pleasure of working with for our special day. Thanks, Ray! More...

T
14 September 2015

Ray has been a long time family friend so of course when we set our wedding date he was the first call I made to make sure he didn't book up (which he does quickly with good reason). We gave him our couple songs for the entrances, dances, etc. Everything else Ray handled to keep people dancing. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing night and Ray kept everyone moving and dancing all night long. I got so many compliments saying how fun the wedding was, Ray played a HUGE part in that. He played the music he knew people liked and  would dance to. He kept it mixed up for all ages and kept everyone moving all night. Ray is an amazing DJ and extremely friendly and professional. If you don't want to worry about anything... hire Ray!! I cant thank you enough for making our night so amazing! More...

A
27 August 2015

Ray was the DJ at our wedding on 8/21/15 and he did a phenomenal job! Every aspect of our wedding, from the ceremony to the reception, went off without a hitch! He played great music, engaged with our guests and made the whole day fun! Here we are a week later and we're still getting calls from our family and friends, asking for his information! I promise, if you are looking for a DJ for your event, Ray is your man - he will not disappoint! Thank you Ray for making our day extra special! More...

F
9 June 2015

Ray was a recommendation from a friend. She said he was able to set the tone for her wedding and kept the party going. She was exactly right and I we were very happy with the outcome. You can tell everyone was having fun by the amount of dancing and booty shaking that was going on.  Choose Ray, you won't be disappointed. Thanks from the new Mrs Robert Fletcher. More...

M
30 March 2015

I'm often leery of 100% positive feedback Yelp reviews.  But I promise you this: I take my Yelp reviews seriously and will not be "bought" into giving positive ratings.  At most, Ray did ask if I would leave a review for him, but that was the extent of the request.I found Ray on Yelp and I admit that I didn't read the reviews entirely, but called immediately and got a very good feeling on the phone.  He was thrilled at the opportunity to help another small business with a grand opening event. Unfortunately the grand opening was  a lot smaller than anticipated or hoped for, however, that did not stop Ray from being 100% professional.  He treated the very small group as if it were an event of 200 people.  Between songs he spoke to the group, made sure to mention the important people in the room.  Reminded the attendees to let others know of the business.  He even belted out a couple tunes.  I was truly impressed, primarily for his level of professionalism but too because he gave me the impression of being a sincerely nice person.You cannot go wrong in choosing DJ Sugar Ray to entertain at your event.  What's more, while I trust that he will be good at any event, I could tell after talking with him that he is especially passionate about wedding and typically when people really enjoy something, they do an especially good job.Without question, the next time I need a DJ, I will not hesitate in contacting DJ Sugar Ray. More...

A
11 January 2015

We hired Ray for our January 2015 wedding, as we were recommended to him by a family friend. After visiting his website and seeing reviews online, we contacted him for a meeting. He was very professional and organized, yet super friendly and open. He really knows what he's doing and during our first meeting when we were kind of "deer in the headlights, how does planning a wedding and hiring a DJ/MC even work?", he really made us feel confident and gave us an idea of how things could/should normally go. We talked several songs over and he made a CD for us so we could listen to it, decide, etc. Closer to the wedding date (a few weeks out) we met again and changed many songs, which wasn't a problem at all. He gave us another CD, we talked about his dress attire (he has whatever you need most likely!), and about various "entertaining" parts of the wedding and how we did/didn't want to include certain things. For example, bouquet/garter toss, leg game, anniversary dance, money dance, cake-cutting, blessing of meals, toasts, etc.--I felt we had a lot of choices and control, and that he wouldn't let us forget anything critical. The day of was AMAZING. He kept things going smoothly and his personality/command of the crowd (we had ~130 guests) was awesome because people listened to him and wanted to know what he was going to be announcing next. He walked around and took some photos of our guests, interacted with them, and just gave everything a happy vibe. He even took a shot with us later in the night at the bar! A sweet thing was he gave my mom a copy of the wedding music on a CD, which was just a nice little touch. We received SO many compliments from our guests about him, from a wide variety of people. Our friends in their 20s thought he was cool for party-mode stuff, my Grandma thought he kept things going and moving quickly, and aunts and uncles thought he was hilarious and did an awesome job. He may have been more popular than us, the bride and groom, that night!For our wedding, we needed someone dynamic, confident, and experienced and Ray was all of those things for our special day.  I recommend him 100% and I am so thankful/glad we went with him for our wedding day. More...

F
11 January 2015

This is the second year that my office has hired Ray for our company party at the Sunol Golf Club.  He's professional and great to work with.  He knew exactly what to do when he arrived at the venue, worked with the staff to get set up and helped to keep the party going at a good pace. It was nice of him to have uplighting around the room and even a candle lit to help set a nice mood and have it smelling good too! Ray is great at impromptu games and just knows how to go with the flow. His selection of songs was good as well. Everyone had a great time! More...

B
4 January 2015

Ray was the DJ and emcee for our wedding at Palmdale, and we are so happy we chose him! He was able to work with our (very very) specific music requests and did an amazing job with the energy and emotion of the night. He knew how to work with the crowd and with whatever was happening at the time. He was so impressive even our guests raved about him. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a DJ who gives you personal attention and who brings a great personality to any occasion!! More...

T
29 August 2014

Ray is a excellent dj. He did my wedding 2 weeks ago & really impressed my wife & I. He really engages the the crowd & does not leave a dull moment to linger. Also he has a real pulse on the crowd & not only played the playlist we requested, but played appropriate music throughout the evening as our guest began to shift from older to younger crowd. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a dj who is also a master at real mc'ing (moving the crowd)!! More...

L
8 July 2014

Sugar Ray is easily the best DJ in the bay area. Most DJs have excellent sound systems and extensive libraries, but the talent comes in reading the crowd and knowing just what to play when. Sugar Ray goes well beyond this. He is a true entertainer and is able to transform a gathering into a real party. At my recent birthday party, filled with about 60 people of all ages, Ray turned it into what guest after guest told me was the best party that they had ever attended. Ray was the reason. He really made the party fun. I should also mention that he is also quite a classy guy; a real gentleman who always knows the right thing to say to everyone he meets. More...

M
2 July 2014

Ray is absolutely amazing and you won't be disappointed in your decision! He totally rocked our wedding. Our wedding guests were having such a good time he ended playing longer then our contract stated. I gave him a playlist but i told him to also take requests and go off the vibe of the crowd. He knocked it out of the park. He was so helpful and fun to connect with during the hole planning process. All of or guests were so impressed with him and had nothing but great things to say about him. I would definitely rehire him as our dj again and again. I am so glad we booked him when we did because our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him. Thank you for an absolutely perfect night. we can not thank you enough More...

T
19 May 2014

A friend referred Ray b/c he DJ'd her wedding and she loved him. I forgot all about him amidst the planning. Then my mom suggested Ray and little did I know it was the same DJ that was referred to me before. Long story short we went with him for our wedding May 3rd, 2014 and the wedding guests LOVED him! The guests were dancing before we even arrived and we literally danced ALL night and only stopped b/c we had to get the place cleaned up by midnight (BOO!!). We had a blast! A friend of mine wrote in my guest book and literally gave an updated message two hours later that said "Best music ever and this is the best wedding I've ever been to. Seriously", were his words exactly. We unfortunately did not get to give Ray the list of songs we wanted b/c we didn't have any extra time so make sure you do that if there is special songs YOU want to hear but our guests wouldn't have known the difference. He has great taste in music and knows how to please the crowd of all ages. He really made our party off the hook. We highly recommend him. Plus he has lots of personality, he sings and dances and really gets people juiced to participate. Trust me if you want lots of laughs this is your guy! He is the perfect balance of professional and fun. More...

P
30 August 2013

I don't know where to start.  DJ Ray is Amazing!!!  My Wife and I were in a tight spot.  We hired a DJ through the venue we rented for our day.  Long story short, the DJ hadn't met with us and kept putting our appt to go over music for the wedding off.  This guy didn't know who we were yet he was supposed to play music and MC for our wedding.  We got rid of that reject with the quickness.Knowing how much my wife worries i knew I had to do something fast.  I googled wedding DJ's and found a long list of DJ's.   I figured i wouldn't have any options since it was only 2 weeks til the wedding.  I came across Ray's profile online and looked up his website.  We decided to give Ray a call and just explain the dilemma we were in.  It must have been a blessing from above.  After telling Ray what we had been experiencing, Ray with his calm demeanor told us not to worry because he was free that day.  He told us to see if we could get our money back from the venue for the DJ and if we could he would be happy to be our DJ.My wife and I met up with Ray a few days later and we went over the songs we wanted to play for the wedding ceremony.  Ray asked if he could be free to add some of his personality to the services and we agreed.  We both walked away from Ray's home office with confidence and like a boulder had been lifted off our shoulders.The day of the event Ray showed up on time just like he said he would.  I met with him as he observed the venue.  Ray set up for the ceremony and was very attentive with me and my bride right before everything was set to begin.  I wouldn't expect this out of a DJ but he was very helpful.  Ray is so professional he made it look like he had be planning for our wedding for months.  Everything was on point with the schedule.  The most important thing was that the music and Ray's MC abilities are paramount.  Our wedding was a bit unique in the way of the demographic of guest.  The more mature crowd, mixed with young, white, black and latin.  I'm a huge Salsa fan and knew that Ray would be able to deliver but again that's a wide rage to cater to.  All I can say is he exceeded our expectations by far.  Our family and friends appeared to have had a great time.  My wife and I had a freaking blast.  Next to Marrying my best friend, because of Ray I wish we could do it again.  That's how much fun we had.  The last over the top thing that Ray did was he posted pictures that he took that night on his facebook page for us to enjoy.If you are getting married or throwing a party, you need to look no further.  You need to call this man and tell him what you need and he will take care of the rest.....GUARANTEED!!!!Thanks Ray!!! More...

S
26 August 2013

Amazing!! We found Ray after looking at some reviews on DJs on Yelp after we started having issues with our booked DJ 2 weeks out from our wedding. Superman Ray came through for us and saved our special day. We had a 1st meeting at his home office and went over everything, we came out of that meeting with so much knowledge and confidence in our day. (Which was fast approaching)On our wedding day, he was so professional, showed up early to set up and meet the other vendors, and rocked our reception! Everyone was asking about our DJ and complimenting us. He was so personable, kept the crowd on the dance floor, and moved our night along taking care of each event. I highly recommend Ray for any event if your looking to liven the crowd, keep everyone happy and engaged, and looking for a great time. We would hire Ray again in a heartbeat! Book Him!! He's worth every penny!! More...

S
1 August 2013

My husband and I didn't bother checking out any other DJ's because we knew when we were planning our wedding, we were going to book Carwright's DJ Services (DJ Sugar Ray). He was the DJ at my cousin's wedding a few years ago and he was awesome -- it was a no brainer. When it came time for our wedding, DJ Sugar Ray was amazing. Not only does he know how to get a party started, and keep it going, he also took care of the music and timeline of the ceremony and reception from start to finish. DJ Sugar Ray was helpful with picking out songs for specific moments, and he remained patient with my last minute song changes. I could go on about our wonderful experience working with DJ Sugar Ray but I will just close by saying he is the best and you'd be silly not to book Cartwright's DJ Services for your event! More...

M
30 July 2013

DJ Ray was our #1 choice for our high school reunion. He was Mr. Personality, very easy to work with, had some fun ways to acknowledge our group (ie, longest married couple, etc) and had the perfect selection of music. Not only that, he went around and took pictures and made them available online for us. Ray was a professional from start to finish, and there is no doubt in my mind that I would hire him for another event. More...

E
24 July 2013

I felt good about choosing DJ Ray from the moment I heard his smooth voice on the phone. Ray DJed at my cousins wedding about 7 years ago and although I didn't quite remember him, I trusted my cousins' recommendation based on the fact that any DJ who got our family out on the dance floor is amazing. In the upcoming weeks of my wedding, as I was stressing out over minor details, meeting with Ray and having him essentially fine-tune our entire timeline for the reception alleviated me of a huge load and made me feel really excited about the wedding (which I needed among that stress!)Ray has such a fun and friendly personality and knows how to get the party started! And he sings too! He kept a fun flow throughout our reception and definitely knew how to keep the dance floor full. Everybody agreed that he was great, and I realize now how important a Dj is in setting the tone and flow of your wedding night. Ray was wonderful and I highly recommend him for all brides who want a good time for their wedding! More...

H
9 January 2013

Woo Hoo!  What an amazing DJ Sugar Ray is!  I attended a retirement party for one of my co-workers and DJ Sugar Ray was MCing.  I thought for sure he had a close personal connection with everyone at the party he seemed to have this amazing chemistry with everyone!  He played all kinds of music ranging from country (which the host wanted) all the way to Gangnam Style!  He got everyone involved and off their booties... We did the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, some other ones I don't even remember the names, just being out there on the dance floor having a great time. Heck he even got on the dance floor and did some singing and grooving.  I would HIGHLY recommend him for any party.  I am trying to come up with a party for ME so I can have him DJ LOL!  Thank you for keeping us constantly entertained and never bored!-XO Precious and Heather - DeeLighted Fans! More...

J
27 October 2012

If you're searching for the man who will rock your wedding, look no further!  Ray recently gave 110% to my husband and I at our October 7th wedding.  He is professional, reliable, personable, caring, and attentive.  As a bride, I felt that he was really on top of my needs - he seemed to be everywhere!  Whether he was taking photos, schmoozing with the guests, calming down the bridal party (even lending a hand with wardrobe!), or just making sure I was informed of our "timeline" --- I couldn't have asked for anything better!  Outside of all that, our guests LOVED him - not only at the wedding, but well after, many of our friends and family have just raved about Ray and how much fun they had at our wedding, crediting a big part of its success to Ray himself.  One guest even got his card and is planning on booking him for her holiday company party!  He took our "must" playlist and mixed it with favorites for everyone in attendance and the outcome was perfect - everyone was happy with his selections and danced the night away!On a side note, but something that was really wonderful for me, Ray was the first person to send me pictures of our wedding (our photographer, who is also excellent, is very busy and I guess a little behind!) and I love them!  Just seeing part of our day through his eyes has been helpful in quelling my desire while waiting for the professional shots to arrive.  Bottom line, we made the right choice in going with DJ Sugar Ray and would recommend him to anyone and everyone!  He's top notch and you'll never find anyone better :) More...

A
1 September 2012

I cannot say enough positive things about Ray. He was amazing as our wedding DJ. His great personality shines through everything he does and every word he says. He made me and my bride feel so incredibly comfortable through the whole planning process and the wedding itself. Our guests loved him and he brought the fun to the reception and was an integral part to the life of the party. Highly recommended!!! More...

D
23 August 2012

D.J Sugar Ray did an amazing job at my 30th H.S reunion!  He played all the music that we listened to in High School and later request from my fellow class mates.  Everyone had a great time dancing!  Thanks for the wonderful time! More...

N
13 July 2012

Where do I begin....I found Ray thru theknot.com. As soon as I met with him I knew right away he was the DJ for us. My fiance and I still wanted to meet with a couple other DJ's just to be sure since Ray was the first one we met. After spending only a few minutes with other DJ's, we knew we had to have Ray!From the very first meeting Ray showed us how much he really knows about not only being a DJ but a true MC. He has a lot of experience, he's organized, professsional but fun at the same time and above all...REAL. I felt like he has been part of my family for years after only spending 5 minutes with the man. We met with Ray twice before the wedding and that's all we needed to feel confident with everytyhing. He guided us thru picking our songs  but ultimately it was up to us. I'm super organized and a natural planner who is also a perfectionist.  Ray made me feel at ease knowing he had everything under control. It was great not to have to stress over the DJ/MC when there are so many other things to worry about before a wedding.When the big day finally arrived Ray had it going on for sure...he performed the music for our ceremony and did an outstanding job. The timing was perfect and the sound quality of his system was outstanding. I'm still hearing great things from all of our guests. Everyone LOVED Ray's style, personality and friendliness.A major plus that I wasn't expecting is that Ray walks around taking pictures throughout the day/night. Some of my favorite photos were the ones he took! I have to add that he definitely looked sharp as well. Ray always makes sure he is dressed to compliment your wedding, asking you if he should wear a tux or not. If you want a DJ/MC who knows what he's doing, who will run the show for you and make sure your guests are enjoying themselves, Ray is the man for you.Thanks for everything Ray!!!You are the man!!Love Nicole & Andrew Wachter More...

L
6 June 2012

Ray was a great for our school's 8th grade Graduation Dinner Dance. Appropriate music for a Catholic school and great energy from Ray. He got everyone dancing including getting our "too cool" 8th graders into a Conga line ... a CONGA LINE of 8th graders. We all had a great time. As the school's principal, I would recommend Ray to any school looking for a respectful DJ. More...

C
2 April 2012

Ditto to J.U.'s comments.  Ray is fantastic.  Great variety of music.  Had the crowd dancing all night.  In addition to great DJing skills, he is very personable, a sweetheart and just an all around great guy.  He was also very helpful to me when I had to track people down and make announcements.  He was more than happy to help me and didn't make me feel like I was messing with his groove.  10 STARS!! More...

J
27 March 2012

Ray was our DJ for a fundraiser we held for our baseball team. He was the BEST !! He did an awesome job and played a great variety of music. He was fun, entertaining and has a great voice too ! The guests just loved him. We could have danced until the morning...but all good (GREAT) things must come to an end. He deserves more than 5 stars. You definitely won't be disappointed. Thanks for a great night Ray !!!!!!!!! More...

D
31 December 2011

After reading positive reviews on Yelp, we decided to have DJ Sugar Ray (Cartwright's DJ Services) DJ/MC for our wedding in November.  Suffice to say, the reviews are spot on, and Ray was an absolutely perfect addition to our wedding, and we are so happy that he was such a big part of our "Big Day."  How was Ray so perfect for us, you might ask?Perhaps it was the initial meeting a couple of months before our wedding where he sat down with us at his house, getting to know us personally, our tastes in music, and what kind of scene we wanted at our wedding, whereupon he produced some early music lists and a wedding plan for us to use for inspiration.  Maybe it was how flexible with us he was as we seemingly changed the plans twelve times in the week leading up to the event.  This included actually changing the equipment and services needs beyond what we had originally agreed upon about three days before the wedding when I decided to have a buddy play cello at the wedding and needed.  Me, being the AV moron, didn't really consider that the cellist may need mics and additional speakers.  Ray is no moron, though, and he hooked it all up for us, literally and figuratively.  Then again, maybe it was the day of the wedding when we got a fluke rain storm that, in addition to its supposed good luck, caused us to have to move the wedding inside.  Of course we made this call about 40 minutes before people were arriving, and about 40 minutes after Ray had been setting up for the outside service.  "No problem, bro," Ray said, and he took care of everything with a huge smile on his face.  Sure enough, the indoor service (and accompanying cello) was absolutely perfect.For the reception, Ray kept everything fun, paced nicely, and got all the guests involved.  In addition to helping us set the order of events/speeches/etc, he had a nice mix of humor and heartfelt comments that reflected the atmosphere that we wanted at our wedding.  He even helped make an A/V presentation happen that was a total surprise to us prior.  Once again, I cannot recommend Cartwright DJ Services enough.  Thanks again, Ray! More...

W
24 September 2011

5 stars simply isn't enough!!! Ray should get at least 20 stars and more to even somewhat describe what an incredible DJ and Party Host he is.  He just MC'd/DJ'd our wedding on Saturday and because of him everything went off without a hitch.  Everything from the first day we met him until Saturday at the wedding was extremely professional and thorough. He knew exactly the kind of music that we wanted and if there was anything he did't have (hardly anything:)) he downloaded it right on the spot.  He showed up early to set up on Saturday and made sure to make contact with myself and the groom first thing.  He introduced himself to our family and immediately began to make everyone feel relaxed and a part of the fun. He played music for our ceremony, had a mic for our officiant and us, played music during the cocktail hour AND the reception. He kept the party going and managing everything like a true master.  He even had a light show during the dance music - incredible.  Not only is Ray a great entertainer and host - he's a super nice and loving guy...we wil remain friends going forward.  Every person at our event couldn't stop talking about how great he is. BEST PART OF ALL...WE DIDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING...HE DID IT ALL!!! Our day would not have been the same without him!!!!On top of how wonderful everything already was...Ray sent us pictures of our wedding from his own camera (something we didn't even ask for!!!) and sent us the pictures before anyone else-our first glimpse of our special day.  Ray truly made our day memorable and you're CRAZZZZY if you choose anyone else but him!!! Don't make a mistake by going elsewhere - because you will NOT make a mistake with Ray.  We will definitely be hiring him again for our next party.  Ray you are the GREATEST and you were the only vendor without ANY hitches or issues...you're the bomb!!!! XOXO Wendy & Jeff More...

V
7 August 2011

Where should I start with our AMAZING DJ? Our wedding was 7/31/11 at Preservation Park, and my friends and family are still talking about how great Ray was! From the ceremony to the last dance, Ray kept the party going with a great flow. This was my first (and only) time around the block, and Ray was so patient with us as we worked out our wedding plans. He created a wedding CD months before the wedding that we were able to practice and rehearse with . We also had a few special requests, and Ray executed better than expected (with a little help from our wedding party). If you're looking for an honest, experienced, fun, and affordable wedding DJ, look no further! A few of our East Coast guests even asked if he'll travel to weddings. Yes, he was THAT good! More...

S
15 June 2011

Ray DJ'ed and MC'ed our event this past Sunday and he was definitely a highlight of our wedding.  He made our guests feel very comfortable, enough to have fun and dance their tails off! I would highly recommend Ray, as he will handle your event very professionally and bring a lot of fun.Lastly, many of our guests told us it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to.  I'd like to think that Ray was a huge part of why they thought that. More...

E
15 June 2011

Just attended a wedding with Ray as the DJ/MC and WOW. The groom kept him a secret and told the rest of us that the DJ would be a surprise. ..no sh*t. It was an awesome surprise. This dude is freakin great.Ray did a phenomenal job workin the crowd and rockin the house. Lemme tell you man, from the get go, this guy was up in the action. I was part of the bridal party and from the start, Ray was noticing when our boutonnieres were crooked, making sure we looked spiffy for the ceremony, crackin jokes and just generally havin a good time with us. During the bridal party intros, he even helped us out with coming up with a ridiculously embarrassing yet very very fun entrance that prolly didn't go over so well because people weren't really paying attention yet...buuut the point is, this guy is a FUN FUN DJ/MC that will accommodate you. He was also VERY professional, helped loosen up the crowd, and just generally made sure the night went as smooth as possible. Before even the last dish was served, most of those in attendance of the wedding were havin a blast on the dance floor...and this was an asian wedding with HELLA old ppl!! That's how good he is. So do I recommend Ray? HELLA yes. More...

K
23 October 2010

Was at a friend's wedding where DJ Sugar Ray was MC and DJ and I have to say that he was pretty tight. Funny, entertaining and genuinely a nice person. The wedding party was not the super, in your face, Jersey Shore party types but he definitely tried to bring that out. Too bad Snooki wasn't around.Even played New York State of Mind in California. That's respect, yo. More...

L
6 September 2010

I couldn't wait to do this review today!!  DJ Sugar Ray handled my brothers wedding yesterday and he was amazing!!!!  Honestly he made everything flow so smooth.  Great EM-C and he was so so nice to the guests and had great tips for everyone to make it all go the way it should.His music library and skills to keep it going on the dance floor was great!!!  I can't say enough about not just his skills but his great disposition and likeability.  He was a topic of conversation for lots of people in how much they enjoyed him.You will not be dissapointed if you hire him, he was probably the BEST investement for their day!! More...

T
10 May 2010

Ray Cartwright THE BEST!!!!!! Dj/MC he was our Dj for our may 8th wedding.VERY professional and VERY entertaining.We did not have a wedding coordinator/planner and he made sure that our ceremony ran smooth. I was so nervous 5 min before the ceremony and i walked out to the wedding party song and we had discussed my song for months haha but i guess that is what makes your wedding memorable:) my family and friends could not stop talking about how good ray was, so if you are looking for a great DJ ray Cartwright is "The Man"- irmabee;) More...

M
24 March 2010

I can't say enough about DJ Sugar Ray. I organize a major fundraising dinner and dance every year and Ray has been our DJ for the last 3 years and we won't EVER have the event without him! Everyone loves him.  He is the type of guy that makes you feel like you have known him all your life just afte the first introduction. If your goal is to raise money for a cause, he will make it his mission for the night. The crowd adores him and always  want more! We have been trying to make an excuse to have a party just to see him again. What a guy! More...

M
13 June 2009

Ray Cartwright! The best man for your wedding, hands down. This gentleman is so professional and entertaining.We visited him a couple times before our wedding back (Oct 08) at his home and got along great immediately. He's so easy to talk to and he knows his music! My husband and Ray really clicked well together in discussion about music and hobbies. Ray listens well, he's very creative, and can adapt to any social gathering. He easily entertained all family and friends from our best man, Big James, and our parents! We have received countless compliments about our wedding and especially from DJ Ray. He can entertain ANY crowd!Best wishes to Ray! Call and book him for your event! More...

J
22 September 2008

We found DJ Sugar Ray through a friend and he was absolutely amazing! He was our DJ for our wedding in June. Everyone had so much fun and people to this day have been talking about how great our wedding was because of him! He was able to include everyone into the party, especially the unsuspecting ones and there was never a dull moment.  I highly recommend him! More...

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