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  1. Keren
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 11:08:46

    Ed was the DJ at our wedding reception held at PPG Aquarium, October 20th 2012. My now husband and I met with Ed beforehand to go over the details. We ended up sitting with him for something like two hours just because we hit it off so well! We were impressed with the diversity in his love of music.

    At our venue, they only allowed minimal time for him to set up, but Ed was able to do it without any problems. The cocktail hour was upstairs and then the guests moved downstairs for dinner and dancing. Ed was able to put speakers upstairs for cocktail hour while still being set up downstairs. At some point he brought the upstairs speakers down, although I did not notice when.

    We had a seating mix up and were looking for an extra seat for one of the guests when we (the bride and groom) arrived. Ed tastefully waited to announce us until everyone had been seated. During dinner, one of our guests asked me if we got the DJ just for her because she loved the music so much!

    My husband and I don’t know a lot of people willing to dance, but Ed was really able to read the crowd well and play the sort of thing that would get people involved. This was no easy task with our group of friends and family, and there was a lull at one point when the first shuttle left for the hotel.

    The most awkward point was probably during the bouquet toss, when my one sister (who’s still single) refused to come out on the floor and then all the other single ladies got awkward and wouldn’t come out for the bouquet toss. This was my fault; I should perhaps not have opted for a bouquet toss knowing my guests. I was thinking it would be this fun, goofy, light-hearted thing but it just ended up reminding my sister that she was still single (let this be a lesson to you, brides with single sisters). Ed was able to turn that situation around. He announced the bouquet toss (a couple of times, as the situation required, and he did so tastefully while keeping the mood upbeat) with the music playing such that they eventually did come out. It ended up being fun, like it’s supposed to be!

    Anyway, we would highly recommend Ed Cyphers to DJ anyone’s event. He’s very adaptable, but also has suggestions where they’re needed. He was a big part of making our special day fun and memorable.


  2. Lauren
    Aug 04, 2013 @ 16:29:57

    Ed Cyphers was a great d.j for our wedding! He met with us beforehand and went over our likes and dislikes. He honored all of our requests and he kept the party moving at a great pace! Great personality. I highly recommend him!


  3. Alex Duffy
    Aug 05, 2013 @ 12:50:22

    Ed is absolutely, hands down THE BEST DJ in Pittsburgh!

    I am a wedding planner here in town and was introduced to Ed via one of my brides. Ed was great to work with! He was extremely thorough before the day-of by meeting with bride, groom, & wedding planner; he prepared an evening-of timeline and stuck to it. Ed also personally mixed the Bride & Groom’s first dance song so they could properly dance to a pace slightly slower than the original version. He was accommodating to the bride & groom’s every request throughout the night.

    Ed was also great at keeping pace the day-of. He was also very kind and helpful to me, the wedding planner!

    Great personality, too!

    Highly recommended!


  4. Kim
    Aug 13, 2013 @ 02:22:48

    I attended a St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser in Dormont and Ed was the DJ. I was impressed to see how in tune he was to the crowd and the variety of music that he played. I also visited Bossa Nova several times after learning that Ed also was a DJ there. Again he kept the crowd dancing and having a blast. I have never attended a wedding but do know that he puts a lot of time into finding out exactly what the bride and groom want for their day. Ed is very knowledgeable in all types of music and what I am impressed by the most is that when he DJ’s a crowd that he does not know, he has the knack of being able to keep the crowd on the floor and having fun and that is exactly what you would expect from a DJ. I have to agree with the comment above, hands down he is the best DJ in Pittsburgh!


  5. Mike
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 20:35:49

    Ed was our DJ for our wedding on Aug 3, 2013. Our experience was great and we would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ. He took the time to meet with us in person prior to the event to go over the itinerary, likes/dislikes, must-play, and do-not-play lists. He personally edited our first dance song to make it shorter at our request, and sent several versions for our review and approval.

    During the reception, he kept us aware of the time and schedule, providing gentle reminders when things got behind. Most importantly, he played great music that kept the party going and tailored it well to the mixed crowd. After seeing DJs at other weddings, we appreciated Ed’s style of simply playing quality music that made for a fun and memorable evening.

    Thanks Ed!


  6. Joy Sato
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:50:22

    A great venue, good people, delicious food and a “rockin’ DJ” is what makes an unforgettable event! If you’re having any kind of party and you want one of the best DJs in Pittsburgh, call Ed Cyphers. He knows how to make a party flow from beginning to end. He has a style all his own and a huge repertoire for you to choose from and enjoy. He will move your guests to their feet because he knows how to match the music to the crowd and the environment, and still integrate the required play list of the host for the event.

    He is so easy to communicate with, and genuinely concerned about what the client wants. He will come to your event prepared, on time, with excellent equipment. He is well-dressed and well versed in all the music genres. Yes, Ed knows how to lead your event, kick off your party and fill it with music that keeps busting hearts wide open with great memories and happy feelings, the whole time, while everyone has a really good time! On top of all this he is a really fun guy…. and a QUIET FIRE!

    As Director of Events at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, I get to meet a lot of DJs.
    Ed is at the top of my list. It’s sincerely a personal joy for me to recommend him.
    Check him out!


  7. Shayne Souleret
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:13:49

    I have had the pleasure of working with Ed for several occasions and I truly cannot thank him enough for the wonderful entertainment he has provided time after time.

    As an event planner, I meet and work with a lot of DJs but Ed is one of the DJs that I recommend most often. When you first meet with him you’ll realize what a kind person he is, then he will WOW you on the day of your event! One of the first things you’ll notice when working with Ed is his attention to detail. He really spends a lot of time getting to know his clients and preparing for their big days. Another wonderful quality about Ed is that he can start a party off with a bang and keep the energy alive all night long, yet he has a wonderful calming presence.

    He has nothing but raving reviews from my clients! Please consider hiring Ed for your special occasion.


  8. Mary Ellen Reiser
    Aug 31, 2013 @ 10:27:14

    I was so impressed with Ed Cyphers as a DJ at my nieces wedding! He was professional and FLEXIBLE! He was able to navigate the personality of our families and accentuate our uniqueness. I highly recommend that you give him a call, as I am sure he will be the perfect DJ for any event you have!


  9. Melanie Meredith
    Oct 22, 2013 @ 18:51:19

    Our DJ ended up in the hospitol and was unable to DJ our wedding,but he fortunately recommended Ed Cyphers! I have no regrets in having him.He did a great job and he really made the evening special.Its a great feeling knowing your friends and family are having fun.He made sure they were out on the dance floor!Yes,food is important,but the DJ can make it or break it so to speak.Also,I liked his personality and the fact that he just seemed like a good person.Everyone had a wonderful time thanks to Ed.If you need a DJ,you wont be disappointed in Ed Cyphers!!!!!!


  10. Ryan White
    Dec 02, 2013 @ 13:02:42

    I’ve known Ed for quite some time now so when it came time for us to pick a DJ for our wedding, there was no question that I wanted him to DJ the reception. The planning process was very smooth, we enjoyed talking to Ed about our song choices. Ed was also able to help us arrange the order of our reception events in way that would have the least impact on people dancing (for example, not having group photos being called out after dancing had started). We picked a few genres that we wanted to gravitate towards but pretty much gave Ed the reins because I knew that I trusted his song selection.

    The reception went perfectly. The music was great and the transitions between the evening’s events was seamless. Ed was able to call our groups up for photos after dinner and keep things lively in the room until dancing started. Once the dance floor was opened, it was full the entire night. Many of our friends have commented that they have never seen a dance floor stay so full at a wedding. The song selection Ed played for dancing was perfect. We had a blast at our reception and would not hesitate at all recommending Ed as a wedding DJ!


  11. Courtney M
    Dec 21, 2013 @ 09:16:04

    Ed was a dream in every way. We met with him before our wedding and we all had a great time putting together an awesome night of music. He was open to suggestions and was so insistent that it was “our night” and we should have exactly what we wanted, while also giving amazing suggestions when we asked him. He was thorough, wanting to make sure he pronounced everyone’s name perfectly, but also brought a great sense of humor to it all without being that “cheesy dj” type. The night of our wedding was a dream come true and so much of this was because of Ed. He made sure that he mc’d our evening with great care. The music selection was all perfectly timed and just what we wanted to hear, but more than that he made our evening flow in just the right way. I was a typical bride running around greeting everyone and making sure that everyone was OK, but I always felt like my night was totally in control with Ed’s help. He gave me support throughout the entire evening…and just made it fun. I can’t say enough about Ed…he made my wedding reception the best night of my life and I am forever thankful to him.


  12. constance winkler
    Jun 07, 2014 @ 19:24:14

    I have only the highest praise for Ed Cyphers. I have been to many wedding receptions where the dancing crowd was like the tides – in and out. I truly hoped our daughter’s wedding would be different, and it certainly was! There was not a moment when the dance floor was not filled with energy. It was simply amazing!
    Ed has a vast knowledge of music and the ability to read guests like a fine novel.
    He plays songs requested by the bride and groom and integrates what he knows will exhilarate and flow. He requires no attention. He lets the music envelop the affair.
    Ed, thank you for the music that made our spirits soar and our feet dance. You are EXCELLENT , and we are forever grateful!


  13. Kristen
    Jun 10, 2014 @ 16:15:58

    We hired Ed to DJ our May 31 wedding and from the very beginning he was professional and thorough. We truly enjoyed him and knew after our first meeting we were making the right choice. We had received a great recommendation for him and we were really impressed! He really helped to keep things on time during the reception, always letting us know what was coming up next and where we needed to be to stay on track. This is so helpful since the bride and groom easily get pulled in a million directions that night! His music choices were great and he really kept the party going. Everyone was even asking him to stay later since they were having so much fun. We can’t thank Ed enough for helping to make our night so special and memorable. Two weeks later people are still talking about what a blast they had at the wedding. Thank you for everything, Ed!! Kristen & Tom


  14. Anna Moore
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 13:38:42

    Ed was the DJ at my wedding! He was so respectful and professional. Ed is so wonderful to work with. I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ!!!


  15. Meg Shields
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 21:06:52

    Ed was an amazing DJ. We booked him for our ceremony and reception, held in different rooms in the same venue. He was very easy to work with, and was very accommodating to all of our unique music requests. He is very knowledgeable, and was able to make suggestions based on our tastes. (He even turned us on to new bands!) During the reception, he guided us through the speeches and first dances, and he even made sure we got to visit all the tables before starting the party music. After that, he read the crowd and was able to keep the dance floor packed until the end of the night, Book Ed for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!

    Meg & Nick


  16. Greg
    Oct 06, 2014 @ 16:34:40

    We had Ed do the afterparty at our wedding and he did a TREMENDOUS job. We sent over some songs we liked and he made a lot of good suggestions (e.g. some songs wouldn’t work to keep the dance floor going which was the ultimate goal). He was incredibly easy to work with. He never complained when we asked him to change his setup very last minute to meet the needs of the wedding planner. I’m pretty picky when it comes to DJing and he met all of my peculiar needs and blew through our expectations. We saw Ed at a Friend’s wedding and we immediatley scooped him up for ours. We had some really off the wall requests and he nailed every single one of them. The dance floor never stopped and there was NEVER a down second. I would have zero qualms recommending Ed for any event you want to do. My new wife and I are trying to come up with excuses to have another party to get “Sounds Like Fun DJ” to do it again.


  17. Blaise Palmieri
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 14:57:18

    Ed was recommended to us by the wedding coordinator at our venue. Once we met with him, it was clear that he knew what he was doing, as he had been in the business a long time. Not only that, but Ed was willing to provide his opinion when asked, but was never too pushy. I really appreciated this because we never felt like he was in disagreement with our expectations. Ed was available whenever we needed him and he provided insight to us since we had plenty of questions regarding the flow of the reception.
    Working with Ed prior to the wedding day was already a pleasant experience, but his performance on our wedding day was nothing short of exceptional. He was well prepared and thought of everything! The dance floor was full from the moment that the dance floor was opened to the guests until the end of the reception. Even then, the crowd wanted more! Ed was so in tune with the crowd and knew exactly what to play and when to play it.
    Lastly, our last meeting prior to the wedding included establishing a ‘loose’ schedule. He made it clear that the schedule was more of a goal and that we may not have been able to attain it. We made it clear that we wanted to maximize our time on the dance floor. On the night of the wedding, my wife and I were mingling and Ed respectfully and politely asked me if it was okay to stick to the schedule that we had laid out. In my opinion, this shows just the type of DJ that Ed is. He is there for the bride and groom and does everything he can to make sure their reception goes flawlessly.
    Ed is unquestionably the best DJ that I’ve seen at a wedding and I would recommend him to anyone who asks.


  18. Ashley Vattimo
    Nov 10, 2014 @ 19:35:12

    I can’t thank Ed enough for how awesome our entertainment was at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed the music selection and Ed stuck with everything I had asked him to… Even when a problem came about… Ed handled it and it all went so smoothly ….

    I’d recommend him to anyone … Was extremely easy to work with …

    Thank you for making our day very special Ed!!!


  19. Andy Van Blargan
    Jul 14, 2015 @ 20:47:23

    Let us start by saying Ed is fantastic! To be honest he was recommended to us by another DJ who did not have our date and we could not have been happier with the recommendation.

    He drove through a crazy snow storm to meet us for the first time because we lived out of town and only had limited time to meet. At that point we were 5 months out from the wedding, but were able to go over most of the details for the wedding and get most things nailed down. Almost everything else was done through email and a couple phone calls – so easy! Additionally, since our wedding was not in Pittsburgh and Ed had never been there he drove 2 hours down there just to see the ceremony and reception spaces. I think this made all 3 of us more comfortable.

    The day of the wedding was perfect. Ed was there for the ceremony and reception and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. You could hear the music perfect and we actually wished we could have been there for the cocktail hour as the music sounded awesome for it too! He played the perfect blend of songs throughout the night and really seemed to accommodate everyone’s requests. He was also very good at keeping us on track with timing without being obtrusive with everything we had planned from the entrances to the mingling to the cake cutting to the bouquet/garter toss. Ed even stayed an extra half hour thanks to the best man. I couldn’t have done it considering he had to drive home and go to work the next day!

    Overall, everything was great and we really wish we could relive the day over and over again! We would not hesitate to recommend Ed for a wedding (or any event for that matter)!

    Thank you again,

    Kayla & Andy Van Blargan


  20. Mandy
    Aug 10, 2015 @ 11:08:08

    My family and I decided to throw a big Dance Party. You can’t throw a Dance Party without an amazing DJ. Luckily, my friend had just experienced the amazingness of Ed the week before and passed his information on to me. I’m so glad she did!

    Ed is everything you could ask for in a DJ. He responds promptly to emails, he is courteous, friendly, has a good sense of humor, low-maintenance and easy going. Not to mention, has pretty much any song you want, can play it in any order you want and has a cool little light display thing besides 🙂

    With kids and a job and planning this party, I didn’t have a lot of extra time so Ed and I were able to do everything over email. I really appreciated that.

    Ed was set up and ready when I got to the party. He made sure to ask what the attire was so that he was dressed appropriately, and asked if we wanted to make any announcements or if we wanted him to make any announcements. You can tell that music is important to Ed and that you’re party and your experience is his number one concern.

    He ordered the music in such a way that it kept everybody up on their feet and gave us a break with slow dances when we needed them. But was also to change it up when I asked him to play certain things (e.g. when the little kids were ready to hear THEIR favorite).

    I would highly, highly recommend Ed to anyone having an event that requires a DJ. If I can get up the energy to have another Dance Party one day, you can bet he’ll be my first call. Otherwise, I guess he won’t be able to consider retirement until my little girls get married 🙂

    Thank Ed!! You’re the best! – Mandy


  21. Candice
    Aug 10, 2015 @ 11:13:23

    Ed was suggested to us by a good friend as an excellent DJ for our dance party this past weekend and we were delighted with our choice! He was very easy to work with during the planning stages and made the evening perfect. His equipment and set-up was fabulous; worked well with the staff; played the songs we requested and never was the volume too high. Perfect spacing between fast and slow songs and made a good mix of our multi-generational songs.
    And…he’s adorable!
    I don’t think you could be disappointed with Ed.
    Thank you!!!!


  22. Caren Seltz
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 16:12:28

    DJ Ed did an amazing job for our wedding. He really made the party come alive. Before the wedding he said that he doesn’t really have a playlist, but just reads the crowd, and he did a great job at that! He also made sure things were happening on time to make sure we kept on track for the reception. I also got a lot of compliments from people who attended the reception that they were please with the music choice from Ed. I would recommend Ed for anyone looking to have great music and dancing at their wedding.


  23. Adam
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 08:18:05

    Ed Cyphers did a fantastic job at our wedding. We were very pleased with Ed, and we highly recommend Ed for future weddings. Ed went through every detail to ensure we were satisfied with the music and emcee selections. For example, he personally customized our walk-out reception song. Ed worked with us well in advance of our wedding, and he was very accommodative on working our our schedules. Thanks again!


  24. Timothy Hahn
    Apr 25, 2016 @ 21:00:25

    I’ve enlisted Ed’s services several times for separate family functions and, most recently, for my own wedding reception. Ed does a magnificent job, has the widest selection of music I’ve ever seen, and even squares away a lot of things that newly married couples wouldnt even think to ask. Ed pretty much set up our entire game plan for the night because we had no idea what we were doing. Always professional and always a pleasure, we had so many compliments from our attendees! Whether it’s a wedding reception or any other party event and you need a DJ, I very very highly recommend him.
    Thanks a million, Ed!


  25. Caroline F Hecht
    Aug 23, 2016 @ 15:13:19

    I have used Ed for several events such as class reunions and wedding anniversaries. Ed is a class act all the way! He is extremely professional and always so pleasant, helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend him for any event that you might have. I plan to enlist Ed’s services for all of my family and friend functions! Thanks so much Ed! You made my parent’s anniversary a wonderful memory for all!


  26. Rachel
    Apr 23, 2017 @ 20:35:24

    Ed is unquestionably the best DJ we could’ve asked for at our wedding! 

    When we met with him, my partner and I only had some mild opinions on the event’s proceedings. Ed was able to guide us into things that typically work, and things that tend to be absolute disasters, while still encouraging us to personalize our reception and make it special. 

    The night of the event, Ed made sure everything ran smoothly. He would silently communicate with us to make sure everything was okay, and was able to accommodate some last minute playlist rearrangements. He was also able to read the room effectively and play songs that got our family up and dancing! 

    Ed cares about giving you an unforgettable evening without any interference. He’s friendly, easy to work with, and full of great ideas that will ensure you have a wonderful time. We couldn’t imagine choosing another DJ for our wedding, he fit so perfectly with our needs, and we would recommend him to anyone without second thought! 


  27. Jodi Kubit
    Jun 09, 2017 @ 10:35:10

    Ed was the DJ for the first annual Mt. Lebanon High School Choir banquet on May 20. Ed was professional and great to work with. The kids loved his music choices and responded to any requests that our guests made. Everything ran super smooth and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice of Ed and Sounds Like Fun DJ service.


  28. Anonymous
    Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:57:02

    Ed did an amazing job at my wedding reception at the Crowne Plaza. He was great at reading the crowd to see how to get everyone on the dance floor. As the night went on it was great that the variety of music he played got all generations on the dance floor at some point! Everything ran very well and we are so glad Ed was available to DJ. Would highly recommend him for any event!


  29. Anonymous
    Sep 23, 2019 @ 11:59:30

    Our wedding took place on September 20. I highly recommend Ed. He was super easy to work with and intuitively knew how to read the crowd and the moment. The music part of our wedding was extremely important to us and Ed delivered!


  30. Sean L.
    Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:11:47

    Simply put, Ed Cyphers is tremendous!! His knowledge of music is absolutely uncanny – every decade, every genre…you name it, he knows it!! Ed’s DJ’ing skills are also second to none – he truly has a knack to not only read the crowd, but to keep the party going!! Our wedding day was simply fantastic thanks to Ed – he truly made the reception unbelievably fun and exciting – all told, a really memorable night!! To this day, I can’t even begin to state how many compliments I’ve received on the wedding music – and I have Ed to thank for that!! If you’re searching for the perfect DJ for your wedding or special event – rest assured, Ed Cyphers is your man!!


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