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Nicole K.

25 May 2019

DJ Joe Manifesto is THE BEST DJ ever! I was nervous hiring vendors for my wedding, but I didn't have anything to worry about with Joe. He is the perfect professional and super friendly. He is extremely experienced, and we saw evidence of that at our wedding. He was a great emcee and played the best music. He came early to setup and was ready with everything early. The music in the ceremony went off without a hitch and was great quality (and perfect loudness and the transitions were perfect). The transition from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception were perfect! And he played the exact kind of music we wanted. We had certain songs that were a "must" to play at the wedding, and he played all of them. A lot more people danced than I thought would which I was very happy about. He played the crowd perfectly and everyone loved the music (from the oldest person there to the youngest). He checked in with us during the planning process to make sure we had our playlists done on time and to make sure we stayed on track. He was very helpful when I couldn't figure out what songs to play for the ceremony. He gave me suggestions and sent me different versions of the songs when I didn't like the first versions. He went above and beyond to make me (the bride) happy about my song selections. Overall, he is a very personable, cool guy. He fit in perfectly at the wedding. I would hire him for ANY event that I needed a DJ for. I almost forgot--we hired him for the uplighting in the reception room too. He did the PERFECT color of uplighting for the room, which is saying a lot coming from me because I'm a perfectionist. I was really worried about the lighting because I wasn't able to see it in person before the reception started, but I told him what I was looking for and he matched my description perfectly! More...


Angel V.

18 April 2019

OH EM GEEE...PLEASE READ‼I just got married this past Friday and HAVE to let you guys know of my experience! Let me start by saying I was soooo nervous choosing a D.J...after all, this is the biggest day of my life! I researched like crazy...even my personal friends that had experienced other DJ's for themselves with great reviews couldn't help me feel like I was choosing the right person. The moment I read JOE MANIFESTO's reviews I KNEW he was legit! From the first email I sent he literally was on top of it. He's replying speed was even impressive!! Once we decided to go with him, he sent us a 3 page itinerary! He was beyond one Of the most detailed, organized, professional, and down to earth individuals I have ever met! My husband was extremely picky on who we hired especially for such a huge part in our wedding so i had to make sure whoever he/she was was top notch! He blew us both away! He would check up on us, made last minute changes and even was a counselor the last few days when I was freaking out  Joe, you were phenomenal and will suggest you every single time!!!!!! More...


Angelia V.

7 November 2018

I would book DJ Joe M. again in a heartbeat. He did the uplighting for our Nov. 3 wedding at the Walnut Creek Marriott. I missed out on meeting him in person, but he was super friendly and easy to work with over email. The lighting in the room looked fantastic. He also followed up with me more than once to make sure everything was in order and to our liking. Very friendly and professional. Thank you Thump Sound for helping to make our wedding day amazing! More...


Luckme10 ..

12 March 2018

We just had our wedding DJ'ed by Joe Manifesto and he is amazing. From the booking to the event, Joe was there every step of the way, helping with our itinerary, providing wedding sample templates, and overall just being there whenever we had any questions, concerns and last minute changes. On the day he helped to keep us on time and had no trouble balancing a variety of different musical tastes with seamless transitions. Knowing that we had a DJ like Joe in or corner helped to make the whole planning process and wedding day so much easier. Thank you Joe for going out of way to make our event run that much more smoothly. More...


Linda M.

22 December 2017

DJ Joe Manifesto was awesome at our first holiday party last weekend.he was more than accommodating to all the requests while playing all the latest hits.  I'd book him again for any event and recommend him to anyone looking for a quality DJ. More...


Kimberley M.

18 November 2017

We hired DJ Joe Manifesto for our wedding this past October.  I have to admit, I was really impressed with him - not only as a DJ, but also as a MC.  He was highly organized and very professional.  He provided us with worksheets, song lists, and timelines months in advance.  He made sure that he had all of the names of everyone in our bridal party (and the correct pronunciation), our timeline, and other pertinent information needed to help our wedding day run smoothly.   The day of the wedding he came early to setup.  After the cocktail hour, he orchestrated the grand entrance of the bridal party, speeches, special dances, cake cutting, and the bouquet and garter toss.  When it was time to party ... boy, did we PARTY.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, danced.  Guests that we assumed would leave early or wouldn't step a foot on the dance floor, stayed and danced. He was great at reading the vibe of our crowd.  He knew exactly what songs to play and when to play them. We highly recommend him. More...


K B.

6 November 2017

They provided a fantastic service for me for my 55 class reunion. he was on top of things gave me a play list with the opportunity to change it.  I was very happy thumper sound DJ. This is the place to go. His prices were very fair and reasonable. His follow up was great and he's on my A-list More...


Stephanie M.

9 October 2017

DJ Joe Manifesto was heaven-sent for my company's corporate trade show in September. I was juggling a million details and customer invites and did not have the bandwith to create a compelling playlist, but Joe ran with my basic suggestions and played perfect selections the entire night! Not only were Joe's music choices and pacing on point, he was incredibly easy to work with. He emailed me to clarify all needs ahead of time, and I did not have to seek him out or wait for return phone calls to have details sorted - this was invaluable. He also played through clean up, even after our main guests left and our just our employees and sponsors were connecting, continuing the fun for our team. I cannot recommend Thump Sound enough, it was fantastic to have a such a smooth vendor process and the professionalism was top notch. Thanks for the great event! More...


Moriaki N.

22 August 2017

Just had our wedding dj'd by the amazing Joe!You're a rockstar, but without the overbearing persona of one. You had no trouble making the event about us, and on behalf of my wife and I, we really appreciate the excellent communication you kept up with us, months/weeks/days leading up to the event. Truly a professional, and I could rest easy knowing that you've had our backs and seriously had the best of intentions for us from day 1. Joe, I truly hope more couples have the pleasure of working with you in the future, as you've definitely gone above and beyond for us. This might be a silly sidenote, but I want everyone to acknowledge your work ethic during the day of; I know that you showed up by yourself, set everything up hours and advance, checked in with us, flashed us signs from the dj booth, and kept the party running well into the night! Did you see the crowd dancing at the end? Truly surpassed all of our expectations :) Thanks so much Joe! It's hard to imagine a better dj choice for our big night!All you other couples out there, hands down Thump Sound will do their best to make your night go perfectly! More...


Marty J.

11 June 2017

We hired Joe for a party in our backyard recently.I give Joe/DJ Thump sound 5* for following reasons:* Very professional to work with* Great personality, polite and easy to talk to* He showed up on time, delivered everything as expected. Brought all equipment, setup well ahead of party* Took ALL our inputs for the type of music and played it all. We hired him 2 mos before the party, he checked in every few weeks/days before the party to make sure we were all in sync. He even inquired about the dress code for the party.* Had a great selection of latest BOLLYWOOD music - blew us away. Mind you, this is in additional to the latest American pop/dance music* AND THE #1 REASON JOE GETS 5* - MY KIDS LOVED HIM. WE HAD HIM FOR OUR DAUGHTER'S GRADUATION PARTY AND SHE AND HER YOUNGER BROTHER GAVE HIM 2 THUMBS UP. One of my best experiences, if not the best, working with a professional. More...


Robert H.

7 May 2017

Thump Sound was our DJ for the Northern California Corvette Club's 60th Anniversary Celebration and made the evening perfect. Oldies to start with and contemporary dance music to end with. The acoustics in our room wasn't the greatest, but his sound system worked well and everyone could hear our speakers for the evening. More...


Cindy P.

30 August 2016

You don't need to shop around, just go with Thump Sound. Our DJ Joe Manifesto knows how to run things and I had no worries even though this was our first experience hiring a DJ. The sound equipment was excellent, did not take up too much space, and installation seamless. We met Joe twice to discuss wedding reception for our son and daughter-in-law. Communication was just right. It was great to meet him early on and again when it was days before the wedding reception.  It was easy to follow the Thump Sound template to personalize the program. Sometimes we were not sure of our decisions and Joe gave great advice as we worked on this. He also guided us if he noticed something needed to be tweaked regarding the program. Same attention to detail about our plans for the layout at the venue. So  helpful with all his experience and us being new at this! Announcements were well done,  including the introduction of wedding party, beautiful and hilarious toasts, traditional folk dance for all our guests to participate in, and a video of our son and daughter-in-law exchanging vows in Europe. About the music - all was perfect!  The bride and groom submitted a dance  song list from afar, out of state. Joe put together great stuff for background music with only a few suggestions from us. We gave Joe full authority to change up music  to keep the party going. Fast or slow dance, again all was perfect.  Everyone loved it. More...


Guillermo T.

28 August 2016

Joe was awesome! He helped us thru the whole process and gave us a very helpful template that even assisted me in doing the breakdown for our wedding program. He played any request ppl had and kept us in schedule. More...


Kevin P.

25 August 2016

Several months ago we had been referred to Thump Sound and Joe Manifesto for our DJ needs...a wedding reception for my recently married son and new daughter-in-law at Castlewood on Saturday -- and what a terrific referral it turned out to be.  After Joe understood our overall plan (which was fairly non-specific and scattered -- it was our first wedding reception) he guided us to a specific and well-planned itinerary for the entire event.  A couple of months ahead of time, he met with us and the event coordinator at the venue and we developed an overall layout.  After our general concept was explained he gave us a template, including hundreds of song possibilities for cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, and through a few iterations we eventually reached a well thought out and complete agenda for the event.  The itinerary included Joe as emcee, which worked flawlessly.  Joe was very patient with us during the process and provided tons of feedback and suggestions, most of which we incorporated.  The reception was a blast and we received compliments from all of our guests about Joe's DJ and emcee work.We also had video needs for our event, which I knew (thought) I could handle on my own.  Well, as it turned out, during the event, I needed some assistance with making sure my videos worked seamlessly, and though Joe was not hired to help with my videos, he nevertheless bailed me out of a near disaster  -- and it worked!  So he is flexible and resourceful too!Bottom line, Joe and Thump Sound are professional, courteous, upbeat, timely, responsive, encouraging, and very, very helpful.  My wife and I learned that planning and pulling off a reception can be a stressful undertaking (understatement) -- and it was great that Joe held our hand throughout the process and the event, to make it a wonderful day and evening for our son and daughter-in-law.Plus, the Castlewood event coordinator was very impressed with Joe (including his setup, equipment and professionalism) and looks forward to working with Thump Sound again.It was a great day, largely through the efforts of Joe and Thump Sound. More...


Courtney S.

21 June 2016

Joe DJ'd our wedding last weekend and everything was absolutely perfect! He was very responsive and flexible with what we wanted and he worked a lot with us to get the unique song choices that we wanted. He was able to provide guidance in areas that we were absolutely clueless about (I mean, we hadn't planned a wedding before!). My husband was big on having a better sound system than he's heard at other weddings and Thump Sound definitely provided that! We also used Thump for our up lights and Joe worked with us to get the perfect color. Joe, we cannot thank you enough for all of your help in making our wedding day absolutely perfect! More...


Simba N.

27 March 2016

I have nothing but brilliant comments for DJ Joe Manifesto and Thump Sound DJ Disc Jockey Services.From the very beginning, the price they offered me was competitive compared to other companies.DJ Joe followed up with us on song lists and coordination for the event.The team always made themselves available for calls as needed.On the wedding, day the service was excellent. All the guests were thoroughly impressed.All in all the service provided by these guys was exceptional.They made our night very memorableI would absolutely recommend them to anybody looking for awesome DJ work. More...


Kristina J.

15 September 2015

Joe responded immediately upon first contact, and every time even after we signed the contract. Available by email or phone. Checked in with us multiple times, gave us examples/templates for the timeline of the wedding and sample songs for ideas. Will wear whatever dress code you ask for. Very organized and patient. Fair pricing, especially for a wedding! More...


Vanessa A.

20 August 2015

Joe was our DJ for our wedding that recently took place on August 8. Choosing Joe as our wedding DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From the beginning, he was professional and responsive and took the time to find out what was important to us on the day of the wedding. He made suggestions for music when we needed it and made sure to keep in contact with us in the months leading up to our wedding to ensure the music was exactly how we wanted it on the day of the wedding. He also took the time to call us the week before the wedding to discuss the timeline for the wedding day and to double check that all our final details were correct. On the day of our wedding, he was truly amazing and our guests and wedding party had an amazing time dancing. There were no awkward pauses during the dancing as everyone was dancing and having a great time all the way until the event ended! He made the transitions for music during our ceremony and reception very smooth and was able to adapt to some minor changes that we had to make during the day of. He is very talented and amazing to work with. Thank you Joe for your amazing work and we were so happy with our decision to have you as our DJ on our big day! I would highly recommend him to anyone! More...


Cammie C.

10 July 2015

My best friend Todd and his partner (now husband) were planning their wedding and put me in charge of the DJ. I met with at least four DJ's in the Bay Area, and the only one who truly stood out was DJ Joe Manifesto of Thump Sound. Joe was so easy to work with, and his talent and work ethic was impeccable. I loved his ideas, and he was always willing to listen to my input, as he understood important this day was to all of us. The entire night from start to finish was amazing. Joe directed everyone throughout the wedding, keeping everything well organized. The music was a perfect mix that accommodated everyone's tastes, and the dance floor was never empty as Joe never missed a beat! That is a true testament to a great DJ. Any events I'm in charge of, I will absolutely use Thump Sound, as well as refer them to all my friends.Thank you again Joe for helping make Todd and Eric's day so special, one we will never forget!#LOVEWINS More...


Poolak F.

16 June 2015

I attended my friends wedding who had it up in Napa area.  I must say the Dj did a great job working with the newlyweds prior to the big day,  since this wedding ran super smooth and there was never a dull moment.  The DJ they used was DJ Joe.  He did a great job keeping the night moving. Many weddings can drag on or be a bit dull, but he kept the music rolling with some great acoustic remixes of classic tracks during dinner.  It made the dinner period more energizing and kept my attention. He did a good job keeping the crowd engaged during the dancing portion. He brought a really solid sound system that filled the room with the right amount of bass.  It really was nice to see he wasn't the cheesy corny talkative DJ. He did his job with announcements and didn't drag it on.  He let the music speak for the Night and it kept us on the dance floor.  His system seemed pretty new and not some 15 year old relic.  The led lighting and special lights really lit up the dance floor.  I have his card and hope to use him in the future for a SF corporate events or future holiday party. Thank you for doing a great job. I had a fun night at the wedding. More...


Rich C.

10 November 2014

We used DJ Joe Manifesto for our wedding last year.  He did an incredible job.  He is extremely easy to work with, and he has awesome energy.  He supplied the music and the uplights for us.  I recommend him to everyone I talk to when they're looking for a DJ! More...


Lauren C.

2 November 2014

Joe was the DJ for our wedding that took place in August. From day 1, he was extremely responsive and easy to work with. We received several comments from our guests on how much they loved the DJ because everything flowed so smoothly. There were no awkward pauses during the wedding and there were great transitions between the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and dancing. His sound equipment is great and he also offers wireless mics or a mic stand during the reception. Joe was incredibly thorough with his timeline for the wedding. He sends you a wedding event timeline with all your song requests and the specific list of songs you want. You can be as picky or carefree about songs you want. I gave Joe a list of songs I wanted during the actual ceremony and Joe sent me many variations of the songs that I wanted (guitar version, violin, band, instrumental, with lyrics, etc). You can give him a certain song that you like and he can try to find a instrumental cover of that song performed by someone else, or can take a song from YouTube and convert it to play.We probably contacted 20 other DJs as well but Joe was the most reasonably priced and easiest to work with. If you're looking for a patient DJ that works hand in hand with you to make your song selections and has great ideas, I would highly recommend Joe. More...


Cristal M.

14 July 2014

Another 5 star review for Joe!! He just DJ'd my wedding last month and he was aaaamazing from the beginning of the whole experience to the end!! All throughout my planning process he was always there to help, super convenient to contact through text or email and always so fast with his replies.  He always reminded me if I had any other wedding questions even out of the music department he was there to help. Amazing amazing amazing.  And at the wedding he was greeaattt!! We had a lot of different music genres I was slightly worried about them sounding stupid together but he mixed it perfectly.  The crowd loved him everyone was dancing the night away the dance floor was packed the last hour of the event.  The wedding was so much fun and I owe it all to him!! Anyone looking for a dj for their wedding this is your man! Thanks joe!!!! More...


Deborah G.

10 July 2014

Joe DJ'd our wedding in Sonoma and was AWESOME! I was scared about having a DJ not know how to mix songs, not have the music selection, or play songs I didn't like.  Joe set up telephone meetings before the wedding in which he carefully reviewed our song selection, went through every detail of the reception, and was totally on the ball.  He arrived on time, looked and acted professionally, had all the right equipment, and DJ'd an amazing night.  At one point, he ran out of songs we gave him and he quickly improvised and played songs that he could tell our guests would like.  He was also able to mix songs all night and read the crowd to keep the crowd pumped and dancing.  I am extremely demanding and have high standards, but this guy far exceeded expectations.  I would recommend him for any occasion. More...


Lilia T.

25 June 2014

I am very impressed at how easy going Joe was. Many people came up to me and said how kind and open to suggestions he was. We hired him for our wedding and during all the drama of lining everyone up, he stayed calm and helped out my event coordinator.  Before our wedding we sent him the list of songs we wanted and he was able to get all the music we wanted. Our guests loved him and he kept everyone dancing the whole night. I can't wait till we have another event so we can hire him again! More...


Amy V.

8 May 2014

He is by far the best DJ I've ever had the pleasure of using. I used him for my birthday some years ago and he was affordable and put up with my DIVA-ish ways. We also used him for my cousins birthday. He was on time. He had an amazing sound system. He played music that suits the crowd. I wouldn't book with any other DJ! More...


Angela L.

15 October 2013

DJ Joe provided the music and emceeing at my wedding in August in Galt. From the day we booked him to even a few weeks after the wedding, Joe was responsive, professional, caring, and just perfect really. What really stands out was how helpful he was during the wedding - switching gears from what he was hired to do (have to add the music was great - diverse crowd to cater to and everyone was dancing and having a great time) to watching out for us and going the extra yard a couple of times. I am forever grateful for his contribution to making my wedding day absolutely magical. Great DJ/emcee! More...


Briana s.

30 September 2013

Joe was amazing. So helpful and attentive. He asked questions and confirmed things to make sure we were happy. Our guestLoved him and I heard multiple compliments about him frThe guest. Even when we decided to notCut the cake, joe confirmied three times before to make sure we really did not want to to do it anymore. Very happy More...


E.K. S.

10 July 2013

Working with DJ Joe Manifesto was the best part of our wedding planning experience.  He was upfront about prices, gave us suggestions and tips to achieve the effects we were looking for.  He was punctual, got us and helped to keep us organized.  He was everything we could ask for and more. He seems to truly love weddings and the wedding experience.  He was so thoughtful about the entire process.And of course our day was magnificent.  The ceremony was beautiful, a dream, the cocktail hour was tons of fun and even the venue coordinator came up to us to speak highly of the music, and the reception was grooving the whole night through.DJ Joe is professional and so on point it will blow your mind.  You don't have to worry when you work with him.  He asks a lot of questions, gets all the details, follows-up promptly.  There are not enough words to describe how much stress he took off our shoulders by just being caring and professional.DJ Joe Manifesto was on our Venue's old preferred Vendor list.  As the venue changed policies etc they updated their wedding packet and we noticed Joe wasn't on the list.  Hopefully this was just an oversight because DJ Joe was really one of the few vendors on that list that lived up to what we would consider a Preferred Vendor standard.Thank you DJ Joe Manifesto!!! More...


Cyril M.

1 March 2013

The perfect balance of fun and professional is only one of the many things that I can use to describe DJ Joe Manifesto. He has been hired for two events at Notre Dame de Namur University (Belmont, CA) and has had outstanding reviews from all our guests each time. He does his best to cater to the client's needs from providing great samples of his work, to working through all negotiations and paperwork, to giving you a party planning sheet that he uses to create an awesome playlist! He is definitely one of the my go-to DJ's and will be for a very long time.Professionalism -- prompt and ready to work. He takes care of everything himself. Every time I contacted him (prior to and during events), he maintains a sense of professionalism that I have yet to find in another DJ. I never have to worry about anything with him.DJ ability -- excellent! His mixes flow very well from song to song keeping everyone on the dance floor partying all night long! Suffice it to say, this guy knows his stuff. More...


Jen H.

16 February 2013

We are so happy we hired DJ Joe for our wedding! He sent us the typical DJ form to get an idea of what type of music we liked and what songs we wanted to have played during our cocktail and reception hours. We gave him specific songs as well as some genres for the two different "portions" of our wedding (cocktail dinner hours as well as reception dancing hours); however with how busy our lives were leading up to it, we never completed our lists.  We were rushed and so we gave him about 30 different songs or so. We were nervous that maybe we didn't give him enough, but were we wrong!!!  I could not have picked better songs myself! He knows enough about all genres of music that the entire night people kept saying "what a great song!". Numerous guests came up to us and stated what great music we had - both during the reception itself, as well as afterwards. The dance floor did not empty one time during the entire 4 hour reception, and I know the majority of that has to do with DJ Joe and his excellent song selections.He also emceed our bridal party introductions, as well as the different speeches throughout the dinner. He reminded our guests to sign the guest book. He dressed to impress as well, which fit in with our beautiful hotel, as well as with our wedding attire.  I highly recommend hiring Thump Sounds, especially DJ Joe, for your next party - whether it's a birthday party, engagement party, reunion or a wedding - you won't be disappointed!!! More...


Michelle N.

6 January 2013

I have nothing but positive things to say! I've dealt with some flaky DJ's in my past but this company was a breath of fresh air!  I have used Thump Sound a couple times and not once did they let me down! You can't help but love a DJ who can get all your guests on the dance floor and keep them dancing all night long! I would highly recommend!!!! DJ Joe DJ'd my wedding and for my 30th birthday bash! I couldn't thank them enough!!!! More...


Raschell J.

13 December 2012

Dj Joe put amazing songs together for our Halloween party. They included new hits and some awesome old throw backs. Everyone loved every song that played and we danced all night long. He had such great knowledge of which songs flow to the next song being played!!! I would highly recommend him to anyone and plan to use him in the future for other events we have!!! More...

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