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We are a Southern California entertainment company providing fun energetic talented DJ, MCs, Lighting and photo booths for Weddings, Mitzvah's, Corporate and other big life moments.

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Charles L.

5 September 2019

Al is a class act guy! He obviously has been at this a while and it becomes obvious as he has amassed a tremendous amount of knowledge and know how. I highly recommend Tasty Sounds Entertainment! More...

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Danielle Brittain Nieves

25 February 2019

Al and Brian at TastySounds hosted my daughter's Sweet 16 birthday party and it was Awesome!! All the kids danced all night and Al kept them entertained. Al is personable, fun and engaging with all ages. The slide show and lighting was special too! Thanks for a memorable evening. I highly recommend TastySounds!! More...

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29 November 2018

This review is WAY overdue.  Our event was on September 30th.  It was my husband's retirement.  We had it at a new venue.  I have to admit, I probably was a hard client to please.  We are big fans of country music so we only had Tasty Sounds (Al , the owner) only play country music.  making sure that everything was done and Al exceeded my expectation.  He was on time, set up was done, and even pitch-in where we could.  Did sound check and before I knew it music was on.  Even though the speakers were in the ear shot of many of the guests he made sure it was not blaring into our ears either.  Great job.  Even though I know him for years he still was a professional. More...

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Giliath E.

10 October 2018

I hired Tasty Sounds to entertain at my 60th birthday party. It was a great experience. My DJ was professional and friendly and he was able to find all the music I wanted (which was no small task as I was doing a 1940s theme!) My guests were very impressed with how well he served as the MC of the night and he kept the party rolling. His prices were reasonable, his expertise sensational and overall my experience was great. He even stayed an hour longer than I had contracted and didn't charge me a nickle! Just a really nice guy doing what he loves, and doing it well. two thumbs up! More...

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Kelly Duffy-Kemp

25 July 2018

I was just watching my wedding Video from 10 years ago. You guys are the best ever. You were so much fun. Thank you for a great Time. 10 years and going strong.

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Konrad Honey

25 July 2018

Al was the BEST. Our wedding was unforgettable for every single person involved, and the event flow was a large part of that experience. Start to finish, this company takes care of you. This flawless review doubles as a shout out and personal thank you to our DJ Al, who did an amazing job coordinating his playlist and keeping the party alive. More...

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Cheri Armantrout

25 July 2018

Tasty Sounds came in to our home and turned it into an AMAZING event!!! The lighting, music, awesome DJ skills made my mother's 75th birthday so GREAT. Our guests were so impressed by Al and his great personality, he is a true entertainer. We will never forget the memorable night. Our family will never use another entertainment business. We will ABSOLUTELY utilize Tasty Sounds again and again!!!!!! Thanks again for making the process so easy for ME!!!! More...

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Margo Phipps-Byrne

25 July 2018

From the first time we spoke with Al we knew he was a great choice for wedding reception DJ. He was knowledgeable, responsive, he listened to what we wanted and helped us to decide on our final schedule and his website was very easy to use and helped us to organize our music for the evening. The night of the event was a blast. Al nailed the timing with songs and kept the dance floor hopping. He even came out and led a dance with the wedding party. We had an outdoor event and he had people outside of the event walls dancing as they walked by!!! He is the kind of person who doesn't over promise. He delivered what he said he was going to and the price of his services were very fair. Our wedding planner also shared that he was very professional and easy to work with. We will definitely use Al for any events we have in the future that require a DJ. More...

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Samantha Fitter

25 July 2018

Al has DJ'd many of our corporate holiday parties and always brings energy, fun and participation to our events. His fun and tasteful games get everyone laughing and interacting and his great music selections are always a hit with our younger, older and ethnically diverse employees alike. We always get comments after our parties of how great the DJ was. He's very astute at gauging a crowd and selecting music or interacting with them in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable and wanting to join in the fun. I would say we would hire him again, but we already have many times. More...

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Jenna Retana

25 July 2018

Al DJ'd my wedding 5 years ago and everyone had the best time! He knew exactly what worked well with our crowd and it felt like he really "got" us and our style. When my sister started planning her wedding, my mom immediately suggested we check with Al to see if he would travel to San Diego. He happily did and was amazing once again! It wasn't at all the same reception as ours, but it was equally fun and totally fit my sister and her guests. Al is great at pacing - neither of us had a dedicated day-of coordinator so Al really ran the show and kept things moving so we didn't have to worry about all the timing details. He can gauge when people are ready to dance, when they need a break, how long their attention spans are for speeches, etc. and make adjustments on the fly. More...

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Linda Howard

25 July 2018

I has the pleasure of working with Al while helping to plan my grandson’s Bar Mitzvah! After meeting with him ( at his request) on Facetime, I felt a personal connection with him. By having the meetings, he was able to determine or likes and dislikes for our music selections. He also had a plan for how he was going to organize our event-which made the evening go very snoothly. Al and Brian did a great job entertaining all ages-from 4 years old to senior citizens. The kids had a great time participating in the games and activities he had planned. If you want a great party, hire Al. You won’t be dissappointed!
He also does beautiful lighting!
Thanks Al!!
Linda Howard
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John-Michael Salas

25 July 2018

I met the dj's of Tasty Sounds at a wedding expo at the Odyssey restaurant right after I had just proposed to my now wife. On first glance, they had a very professional vibe, everyone there was in suits and really friendly and not too pushy. Al gave me a couple follow up emails and calls and my wife and I met with him to discuss what we wanted and how we envisioned our reception would play out. He discussed the packages available and for what price. Heads up, Al is a pro and his prices reflect that. My wife really liked Al and we both felt really comfortable with him as our DJ. He ended up giving us a solid deal for a cocktail hour and four hours for the reception. He also has other cool packages (photo booth, lighting, etc.) but we chose to just go with the DJ package and I never felt pressured to buy or upgrade to anything else once we declined.

At the reception itself (we had it at the Odyssey), Al made sure that everything went smoothly. Things can get hectic quickly but Al kind of took care of logistics after our ceremony heading into the reception. Everything went super smooth and he helped make our wedding a great night. We also told him we didn't want certain things and wanted some other specific things and he was very accommodating and made sure we got what we wanted. Everyone danced all night and I've been asked by multiple guests for his contact info. We had a great experience and I would recommend Tasty Sounds for anyone looking for a high quality and professional DJ.
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Karen Gardner

29 May 2018

Al has DJ'd many of our corporate holiday parties and always brings energy, fun and participation to our events. His fun and tasteful games get everyone laughing and interacting and his great music selections are always a hit with our younger, older and ethnically diverse employees alike. We always get comments after our parties of how great the DJ was. He's very astute at gauging a crowd and selecting music or interacting with them in a way that makes everyone feel comfortable and wanting to join in the fun. I would say we would hire him again, but we already have many times. More...

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Jacque

12 April 2018

DJ Al traveled all the way to San Diego for our wedding this past March. We sought him out because 5 years ago, he DJ'd my sister's wedding in Simi Valley! (She had seen him at another wedding in Santa Monica! The guy travels!) Everyone at my sister's wedding had an amazing time, and this time around, DJ Al delivered once again! Most of our guests hardly sat down all night, DJ Al had everyone up and dancing non-stop. Many of our guests told me that ours was the most fun wedding they had ever attended, several citing DJ Al's skillz specifically. We chatted a few times in advance of the big day and DJ Al knew all the details as far as bridal party and family members, and came very prepared. We would hire him again in a minute! More...

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Cheri A.

14 November 2017

My mother's 75th BIRTHDAY was the best EVER!!!!! Al made the process very simple and easy for ME. The lighting was such an AMAZING edition to the event. My mom NEVER stopped dancing ALL night long. The music was so GREAT!!! Al is an amazing, fun, talented DJ and entertainer. All of our party guests Raved over how much fun they had at our gathering. That filled my heart and left a huge smile on my face Our family will definitely will be utilizing TastySounds again. More...

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josh m.

21 October 2017

Al and his team provided the entertainment for our son's Bar Mitzvah reception, which we hosted at our house. Al was a pleasure to work with. He was patient, organized and kept us on track through the process. We hired a dancer through Al, as well as a photo booth. The photo booth was a real hit and the man who ran it was a pleasure to have. The kids had fun with the music and games and so did the adult guests. We've already passed along Al's info to one our guests. More...

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Lulin

26 September 2017

The DJ attended our ceremony had the best playlist. We gave him some examples of songs we wanted and he brought it to the plate! Just wanted to let everyone know if you are in need of a DJ. I highly recommend the Tasty Sounds Entertainments we used DJ Brian Pierce for our wedding and he is awesome. Very professional, great rates and an all around upstanding guy. Check out the tasty Sounds Entertainments. More...

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User6654498

1 May 2016

I can only recommend Al, he made our wedding day so much more special. From the initial conversation up to the wedding he was always there for us and any questions or concerns we might have. He made great suggestions on ceremony music and made sure that the music we wanted was played on our special day. The reception was phenomenal - everyone got up and danced. If you are looking for a DJ who knows what he is doing and honors all your wishes Al is the guy for you. More...

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Arabelle L.

30 October 2015

DJ Al was a pleasure to work with.. From the initial planning stage to the end of the party. A consummate professional who is in touch with the needs of his clients. He played for my daughter's 10th birthday party and he was just amazing with the music and all the games he had for the kids. He was able to get everyone involved and on the dance floor, young and old alike! :) Thanks again so much DJ Al for making Sam's party super fuuuuun!!! Everyone had a great time!! More...

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User4093172

10 May 2014

Al of Tasty Sounds Entertainment is the best DJ/MC that you will find! We have had the pleasure of seeing him perform at three big family events, with the greatest being our wedding on April 12, 2014. He has become a treasure to our family and friends for his amazing ability to capture the hearts of the crowds he is entertaining and get them involved and enjoying the fun and excitement of the party. If you want an event to be remembered forever you won’t find a better DJ/MC than Al! He comes with our highest recommendation. More...

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Sharon

5 April 2013

Tasty Sounds is by far the best investment I made for my wedding. Al went far and beyond his duties to ensure the wedding was a success! From the moment me and my now husband met with him, I had a great feeling! The entire wedding was on their feet from start to finish! The lighting was amazing. Hands down Tasty Sounds was worth every dollar! I would recommend them to anyone. This guy rocked a bi-racial HORA!!!! He made both our families feel special! It was out of this world!
Thanks Al! YOU ROCK!
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User1664811

24 February 2013

My husband and I can’t thank Al Darroch from Tasty Sounds enough for doing such an amazing job as our wedding DJ/MC. Al did a fantastic job keeping everyone of all ages out on the dance floor all night long and was fun, lively, and entertaining without being cheesy. Tasty Sounds also did a great job providing music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour as well as lighting for the banquet hall and dance floor. Al and his team were extremely professional, efficient and made sure my husband and I were able to focus on having a great time at our wedding. He was also very conscious of our budget, including working with us on a proposal for lighting, which wasn’t something we initially budgeted and ended up being money extremely well spent to provide the perfect accents and warmth to the venue.

We would absolutely recommend Tasty Sounds for any event whether it’s a wedding or corporate event. Al was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely keep him in mind for future events!
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Marisol

2 February 2013

Hiring Al was definitely money well spent. For us the entertainment was very important and we did not want one those cheesy MC's who can make a wedding feel drab. Al, was fun and lively and kept everything on schedule, we had such a good time and so many of our guests commented on how much fun they had. Thank you Al for being awesome! More...

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Daven B.

19 June 2012

We were very lucky to have DJ Al serve as our MC and DJ for our wedding.  He had a crucial role in making it a hit!  What I hoped for was to do something that I had yet seen successfully done in my family; that is the integration of American and Indian music.  DJ Al was able to do it seamlessly and the result was amazing.  People continue to tell me that the music was their favorite part; that integrating both styles was unique; and that the energy never stopped.  We both owe DJ Al a debt of gratitude and are very thankful he was our DJ.  Bottom line: He was an amazing wedding DJ and worth every penny. More...

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Jenna R.

2 June 2012

Al did such an awesome job at our wedding! He is very thorough in his planning and does a great job of keeping all of the guests engaged. He got our guests pumped up with the grand entrance and kept things rolling with our first dance. He played great music during dinner and worked in a bunch of our favorites. The buffet line dismissal was a fun "name that guitar solo" game which our guests loved. He did a great centerpiece giveaway that involved a person from each table dancing to Greased Lightening and then a conga line that culminated in literally EVERY guest on or gathered around (we ran out of space!) our dance floor! Al kept it going by leading a "dance lesson" where he got everyone doing the sprinkler, the shopping cart, change the light bulb, drive the car, etc., etc. What a blast!!! We had so much fun and so did our guests- a lot of them told us ours was the best wedding they'd been to and I give the credit to Al for making it such a fun party. Al does a lot more than play music- he cares about making the overall event a success and does a great job of communicating with the other vendors and creating a fun, party atmosphere where everyone can have a great time. More...

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Scott C.

19 April 2012

I have owned an event production company for over twenty years and DJ Alvis of Tasty Sounds has been my "number one go to guy" on countless events. Easy going and hard working he has entertained for some of my most prestigious corporate and celebrity clients. He wowed the crowed in December for 350 guests with his music mixing talent. I also got to watch him put smiles on faces with a very involved round of "Minute to Win it" games coupled with a very fun audience participation follow-along dance set. If it's a wedding, he knows exactly how to make it special by finalizing all the important details pre-wedding and making it all about the couple on the special day. So if you just need great music mixed or some inspirational motivation on the dance-floor you can count on Tasty Sounds. He has always been on time, uses great equipment and gets great reviews from my clients. I will use him again for sure! More...

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Melissa K.

31 May 2011

Tasty Sounds was referred by a colleague of mine so I gave it  a shot.  I'm glad I got the referral and I'm very thankful to have DJ Al (owner) as my DJ/MC for the wedding.   Al and I initially had a phone conversation where he gauged what exactly I was looking for.  I told Al on the phone that I was on a limited budget and he respected that.  After a short conversation on the phone I gained that Al has been doing this for a while--he definitely knows his stuff.  Later on James and I had an in person interview where Al sorted out what type of music we'd like to hear played at the ceremony, wine and appetizer hour, and reception.  Next we figured out how we were going to excuse people to the buffet, when the dances were going to occur, etc.  Then he laid out a timeline on how things would flow.   All the while Al answered any questions I had and remained in communication with us up until the day of wedding.  A special note:  James and I had really obscure choices for music and Al totally respected our choices.ON THE BIG DAY......Al showed up on time and had a special CD I specifically made for the prelude playing at 3pm--right on time.Everything went seemlessly at the ceremony, the whole 7 minutes of it!  :)Despite not having a Hora scheduled at the reception a few of my relatives wanted to initiate James into the family by doing the infamous chair dance.  DJ Al was on top of it and was able to "herd the cats".  Al is really good at getting people together and out on the dance floor.  More people were were dancing than we thought and we were all having a blast!When things started to wind down we had a segment of time where nobody wanted to get out on the dance floor.  The music choice was fine I think people were either getting to danced-out or were too busy mingling, drinking, eating or going to the photo booth.  Then one of our friends had Al download a few songs that got all the nerd crowd out dancing.  Yay for Al for being so easy-going!  I have no complaints about Al, he was wonderful!  He really knows his stuff, has a vast library of music, knows how to organize the crowd and is engaging to the audience.  I would HIGHLY recommend him for a wedding!!! More...

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Heather

22 September 2010

Both my fiance and I feel as though DJ Alvis made our wedding a jumpin night. All of our guest were on the dance floor at some point during the evening including my 65 year old grandmother. Definately money well spent!

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Setting up the key moments correctly. You need to really pay attention to the timeline. Also you need to get the non dancers dancing first, or your party is going to suffer.

Talented Speakers who can motivate and inspire crowds without a single song, but who are masters of blending and mixing music. For example, the best Vegas style DJ who is a motivational speaker trained by Anthony Robbins... how's that?

Getting people to forget about the mundane existence of day to day life and to really lose themselves in the event they are at, be it a wedding, birthday party or the companies holiday party.

I was a club DJ who was doing events on the side for another company, but I felt we could service the client one on one a whole lot better that the company I was working for.

I'm a 10,000 hour master of my job. Most DJs have about 2,000 hours of experience. Who would you like doing surgery on you, a part time enthusiast who is pretty good with a scalpel or the pro who has seen every circumstance good or bad to make that cut? You will get a fantastic party and your outcome is 100% guaranteed.

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