DJ King Raffi

DJ "King Raffi" Nalvarian entertained his first client back in 1985. Raffi is one of the premier DJ/MC’s in Northern California. With over 4000 weddings, corporate, and club dates under his musical belt - he's seen it all! Raffi has been fortunate enough to be voted “Best DJ” in Metro Newspaper’s annual reader’s poll on several occasions.

Some of his past clients include:

Former Sharks players: Jonathan Cheechoo, Scott Hannon, Owen Nolan and Mike Rathje. Ronnie Lott (SF 49ers), Magic Johnson (LA Lakers), Lucas Films, Cisco Systems, Industrial Light & Magic, American Cancer Society

Raffi has a long history in the Bay Area Nightclub scene. He was one of the first DJs in the country to revive the Disco movement in 1990 - Launching "Disco Inferno" at the The Cactus Club in San Jose. Soon after, San Francisco was on his radar - where he was the resident DJ at 1015 Folsom on Friday and Saturday nights. Other clubs include: San Jose's F/X, AJAX Lounge, Oasis, The Usual, The Agenda, and One Step Beyond in Santa Clara.

Raffi has shared the stage along The B-52's, Ohio Players, and The Tubes at the Fillmore.

A Recognizable Voice – King Raffi Started in radio at KSJS (San Jose State) then climbed the ranks of the radio world to 98.5 KOME, LIVE 105, Channel 104.9 and the afternoon drive at MIX 106.5.

Over the years he's had the pleasure to interview some of the best in entertainment:

David Bowie, The Cure, No Doubt, Erasure, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Green Day, Matchbox 20, Nelly Furtado, Jason Mraz, Blondie, Blink 182, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Jewel, Dido, Five For Fighting, Sheryl Crow, Train, Richard Marx, Smashmouth, Dick Dale, Mike Ness (Social Distortion).

With Raffi you will find his deep knowledge of music, an insightful resource for planning and uptempo personality that’s contagious at events.

If you would like to discuss with Raffi the details of your event, call Sound In Motion today!

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Click here to read Raffi's testimonials!

Click here to read an insightful feature on Raffi from The Silicon Valley Business Journal!


Do you like Depeche Mode? Click below to hear Raffi interview Martin Gore!

How about David Bowie? Click below to hear another excellent Raffi interview!

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