DJ Adrian Cavlan Testimonials

“I just wanted to let you know that last night Matt and I attended a ritzy wedding at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley and the entire time during the reception we kept thinking/talking about how you did such an amazing job at our celebration 3 years ago. (Unfortunately in comparison to the DJ that was hired last night).

Regardless, it was just really impressed upon us how difficult it is to create cohesion with a large and festive group – something we realized at the time of our wedding that you did for us seamlessly, which got reiterated last night at our friend’s celebration.

So just a little reminder to say that your passion, professionalism, and dedication to the couples and events you work with are remembered long after that magical day passes. Thank you.”

Jess & Matt

“I’m dedicating my 300th review in honor of Adrian.

This Yelp review and words alone are not enough for me to express my gratitude for all that they have done for our wedding. Everything was perfect, from the pre-planning stages following up to and after our wedding. Adrian is truly a genius and the best at what he does. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about how great everything turned out. He was warm, friendly, and very personable, this is why we decided to go with Sound In Motion. I was at ease knowing we were in good hands. They are affordable and professional. I got the opportunity to work with Adrian and Zach our Videographer. We wanted something really creative for our wedding and Adrian help put all our ideas together, we blew everyone away! He catered all his ideas and song choices around getting to know us after a few meetings. Sound In Motion is a one stop shop and you can’t go wrong. DJ, MC, Videographer, if you want an awesome wedding like ours you’ll book them, otherwise I guarantee you’ll regret it.”

Karen L.

“You understood our love of music and it’s importance in the mood we wished to create for our wedding guests. Our hope was to share our joy for each other through our music and to build the day into a crescendo of the celebration of our marriage: our day was magical and could not have been without you. Our sincere thanks for your elegant demeanor and dedication to every detail.”

Sandie & Dan

‘If I could give Sound in Motion and our DJ, Adrian, a “10” in each category I would! My entire family, my husband, and myself were beyond thrilled with SIM and Adrian’s services! I have already recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so! Everything from the online set-up, to our in-person meeting and his quick responses to my questions via phone and email…..I was nothing short of impressed. During our reception Adrian played fantastic music and he is truly a class-act! As far as we are concerned, we had the BEST dj. It was a pleasure working with Sound in Motion. Keep up the good work!!!”

Danielle & Michael

“Thank you so much for your help on Feb. 12th (2011), you did an amazing job! I was so blown over when I walked into The Great American Music Hall. To see all our planning come to life…OMG…I was in a daze! I was so worried that we couldn’t pull it together. I wanted Vanessa to have the wedding of her dreams. And she did! People are still talking about it. So thank you again for your help in making the night so perfect. And, thank you for doing such a beautiful job on Vanessa and Glen’s wedding video. I kept telling her to call about the music…but your choices were perfect! So perfect that everyone wants a copy!”

Shirley (Mother Of The Bride)

“Adrian did a fantastic job of integrating the music we had selected with the vibe of the crowd! Everyone seemed to have a great time whether they were four or 74! I saw both family and friends that I have NEVER seen dance out on the dance floor!”

Heather & Tyler 5/28/11

“We just got back from our honeymoon, and I just wanted to tell you – you rocked the house, dude! The people from the East Coast are still talking about “DJ Adrian” – the music selection, the mixing – it was just awesome.

The DJ makes the event, and from the bottom of my and Jennifer’s heart, thank you, thank you – we really appreciated you, and we know we couldn’t have ever found anything else even close to your caliber.

Adrian – you’re the man – remember that!”

Steve & Jennifer

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to say thank you SO MUCH for the amazing job you did yesterday at our wedding! You were most definitely the glue that held the entire night together … and in such a fun and laid back way … just what we had hoped for! My friends, family, and I all had a BLAST dancing! And we were all impressed at your ability to remember so many people’s names in such a short period of time. Thank you so much for being such a special part of our wedding day! You’re the best!


“Heidi and I wanted to thank you again for a great reception last night. Your mixing was awesome and your MCing was flawless. Several of my friends mentioned how your mixing in-between songs was the smoothest they’d heard. We couldn’t agree more and we’ve heard club DJs in all the major metro areas.

Early in the wedding planning process, I told Heidi we needed a great DJ. I had been to too many weddings with lousy mixes (with the awkward pauses/annoying DJ comments in between songs) or terrible MCing. I was just lucky a co-worker mentioned how great you were at his wedding.

Potential clients take note – Adrian’s DJing and MCing will surpass any performance you’ve heard – that enough should warrant his services. However, the best part about working with Adrian is his professionalism and planning. We never once had to send multiple emails or call twice for any question or meeting, even before we booked him!! Adrian was *pro-active* in all planning stages and was easily the best vendor we worked with during the planning. Do yourself a favor and setup a meeting with him.

Adrian, thanks again and feel free to refer us to any potential clients.”

Chris & Heidi

“I’m a bedroom DJ with turntables, a mixer, and an eight-foot-high stack of vinyl. I fly to London just to buy records. And I insist that my Europhile musical sensibilities be injected into a wedding hall full of multigenerational Asian relatives. I expect a psychic who will play exactly what I would have, in real-time, seamlessly beatmixed, without driving out the elders.

I am a wedding DJ’s worst nightmare.

This is where Adrian comes in. First is the personal consultation, wherein he makes sure that I, as the musical squeaky wheel, don’t overpower the bride’s choices.

Then come the months of worrying: Can a wedding DJ really not be lame? How much will I have to manage this guy to keep it from spinning astray? Should I have just bought a laptop and driven the thing myself?

Finally, the big day. Armed with hours of music that I’d never heard of, but that I would have picked myself if I’d had it, he navigated the minefield effortlessly. He listened to our requests but improved on them, hearing the intent as well as the content. He coordinated with the hotel staff to drive the reception schedule.

And out of all the requests I gave him, he guessed the one that was most important, completely unprompted, and made sure it got prominent play.

Somehow, I got the psychic DJ that I wanted. His name is Adrian Cavlan. He should be your DJ too.”


“You get it, Adrian. You know that music is something that can speak to people and you know exactly how to take people on a journey… to feel where the crowd is and where they want to go and build it and take them there. Here it is seven years after Todd & Tanya’s wedding and we all still talk about your set that night. You and DJ Dan are the two best DJs I’ve ever heard!”


“Adrian Cavlan provided the music and acted as Master of Ceremonies at our wedding and we could not be happier with his work.

In the months before the wedding, Adrian met with us at our convenience to discuss and confirm the music for our ceremony and reception. He was punctual and very organized. He has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of all kinds of music. Since we chose an opera theme for the ceremony, Adrian helped us put together an inspiring and moving selection with confidence.

His attention to the small details was impressive. For example, he was familiar with the venue for our wedding and showed us how he would set up his sound systems for the best possible sound and the enjoyment of our guests during the ceremony and reception.

We received many compliments on how Adrian warmly, elegantly and timely handled the introductions of the wedding party, toast giving and other transitions during the reception. When it was time for dancing, Adrian truly showed flair for his work. Our family and friends ranged in age from the teens to the late eighties, and Adrian had them all dancing. Because he seemed to read the crowd so well, the dance floor was always full. We are so pleased to still hear our guests say that they had never had as much fun at a wedding reception.

In sum, Adrian was professional, enthusiastic, well prepared and made our wedding event truly memorable for everyone. We highly recommend Adrian to any bride and groom.”

Brian & Sharon

“My daughter’s wedding last Saturday was an unbelievably perfect event in very large part due to the great job you did as Master Of Ceremonies at the reception. You kept the party moving forward and people on the dancefloor at all times. There was no doubt that our guests, as well as ourselves, were having a great time!

My daughter Kelly was very pleased with the time you spent with her prior to the wedding discussing the format of the ceremony and reception and the music choices that would accompany that format. She appreciated your input and expertise as to how this could best be accomplished. You exceeded all expectations at this very special event for our family.

I will highly recommend the services of Sound In Motion to anyone planning a special event.”


“Thank you for the outstanding job you did at my wedding reception. You made sure everything went smoothly, you played fabulous music, and you took care of our family and friends. People are still calling me to tell me how pleased they were that you happily took requests and actually had the music.

I thought you might be interested in an entry I found in my guest book:

‘3:20pm – We are having a great time – the music is great, we haven’t left the dance floor!’

My Aunt Betty wrote this as an update from her original entry. She is 70 years old and was dancing up a storm along with everyone else. We all had such a great time dancing at our wedding that we will be having it at our family Christmas eve party this year too – so not only did you give us a great party, but you also propelled us to future good times!

John joins me in sending our deepest thanks for your wonderful work and best wishes for your happiness and success. We would be pleased to vouch for you to any prospective clients.”

Karen & John

“Thank you so much for being such an awesome DJ at our Homecoming dance. Also, thank you for playing those songs that we requested! I heard SOOOOO many great things about the music choice – people were saying “finally – a good DJ!” I was very excited. Are you going to DJ our other dances? Because we would love it if you did! You were really great. Thank you very much!”

Megan W. – Dance Commissioner, Branham HS

“Thank you so much for your hard work. You are a true professional. I can see why you came so highly recommended. You really helped to make things “flow” that day, and I think your kind and charismatic smile led everyone to believe you were just another guest. Thanks again so much!”

The MacDonalds

“Thank you so much for doing such a great job at our wedding. People from all over the country were there and they thought it was amazing! When I run across people who are getting married I always recommend you, and I say “You might have to pay a little more, but he’s the best.”

Kim & Marcus

“Kevin and I wanted to thank you so much for doing such an excellent job at our wedding. You were professional, you were fun, you were willing to compromise, and you didn’t balk at our last minute changes. We couldn’t have been happier with your performance as both an MC and a Disc Jockey.

My number one criteria for our wedding was that everyone have a good time, including Kevin and me. Your performance was one of the reasons that happened. Every time I looked out at the dance floor whether I was on it or not, it was packed with guests of all ages and everyone looked like they were having a blast. It made me so happy.

I wanted to tell you that I got so many compliments from our guests about you and your ability to get people out on the dance floor and keep them there. I’m definitely going to recommend you to all my friends who are getting married and I would be happy to provide you with a personal reference if you ever needed one from a past client. Thank you again for an excellent job!!”

Jennifer & Kevin

“Thank you so, so , so much for the fantastic job DJing at our wedding! We really appreciated the outstanding mixing of the music and your very classy, yet down-to-earth – professional , yet personal style.”

Dan & Janet

“Adrian, It is always good to see you at Aptos Junior High School. You do a great job with music: relevant and seamless.”

Bob W. – Aptos Jr. High Staff

“You are extremely personable and polite, and you made both of us feel very comfortable. To be quite frank, the selection of the DJ was the most dreaded aspect of the wedding planning for both Scot and me because we both had observed some pretty obnoxious DJs. You put us both at ease with your professionalism and dignified demeanor: you are a class act.

Your questions and suggestions were thoughtful and probing: they forced Scot and me to think about many different options and possibilities for the reception (Thank you for such wonderful ideas!), and I appreciated that you took the time to pronounce my family members’ difficult names: it meant a lot to me.”

Ildiko & Scot

“Thank you so much for helping to make our night simply fabulous! Ward and I had a wonderful time, and we’ve received several compliments on your work (how did you know that your special version of “Dancing Queen” would be the most perfect song to kick off the night?).

I knew we had a party for the history books when my mom joined the other girls on the floor to do the worm. Only your infectious mix of music could illicit that reaction! 🙂

Thank you again for a job well done,”

Becky and Ward

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