DJ Raffi Nalvarian


You were absolutely fabulous that evening and I know a huge contributor to making our wedding such a classy and “fun-tasktic” (as many have called it) affair! I knew I was hiring the best and I was more than pleased with your ability to mc the dinner with introductions and toasts while not being imposing or obtrusive and then of course doing what you do best, setting the tone with the perfect music and timing. All of our pictures show EVERYONE smiling and dancing - having a great time - which is no better indicator that the night was a success!
— Michelle and Dennis

DJ "King Raffi" Nalvarian 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 Hannan and Owen Nolan. Others include - Ronnie Lott, Magic Johnson , Lucas Films, Cisco Systems, Industrial Light & Magic and the 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, 311 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 and MIX 106.5.

During his radio career, Raffi has interviewed some of the biggest names 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!