DJ Richard Hayes is a native of Queens, N.Y. While growing up in New York City and attending one of the popular high schools in the urban New York area, it allowed him the opportunity to be exposed to many of the hip-hop and other talented performers which are very successful today. Attending many of the hottest house music clubs such as the famous Garage nightclub, Studio 54 Richard watched famous DJ’s such as Larry Levan and Shep Pettibone, It inspired his love for music and encouraged him to learn the craft of becoming a professional Disc-jockey. He began his career in 1979 doing many block parties and sound for park events. His skills and love of music afforded him the contract for the largest employee union DC-37 for all the New York City workers, and many other events. Since 2004 he has relocated to the Baltimore, Maryland area where he continues his career as a professional DJ performing at weddings and corporate events. He also does events for entertainment cruises such as the Spirit Of Washington and Odyssey cruises which allow him the opportunity to be able to perform for a diversified audience. Richard has a musical library which would accommodate every genre that any client would desire.
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DJ Richard was fantastic. Not only does he know
music, but he also knows weddings. For my daughter's wedding, DJ
Richard provided the ceremony music and the reception music.
Using the site provided by Event Entertainment to make music
selections was perfect. We made our choices and that's really
all DJ Richard needed. We did talk briefly before the event, but
because he has a lot of experience with weddings, planning the
event did not require a lot of interaction. During the wedding,
he helped us stay on task by asking questions when he didn't
think we had all the steps. I can't say enough about his
contribution to the success of the wedding. The music was right
for the audience, a mixture of young and old. We partied the
night away and he helped make this happen. I would DEFINITELY
hire him again!
Carroll was the photographer. He, too, was experienced and creative. He worked unnoticed, yet captured all the key photos. He was very professional and created several special moments with the rings, wedding shoes, cake, etc. Both the DJ and Photographer were on time and lived up to the terms of the contract. If you want experienced professionals for your wedding, Event Entertainment provides great services.
Linda Paige - Mother of the Bride - The Villa - Calverton Maryland - April 29th, 2017
Good afternoon Dave,
Richard was amazing, on time, professional and did and outstanding job. You all live up to your words of "exceeding expectations".
Thank you and please thank DJ Richard as well for making out day, a day we will never forget.
Stephen J. Stewart
Stephen J Stewart - Groom - The Villa - Calverton Maryland - October 10th, 2014
Posted on Wedding Wire - 4.9 Rating
When I first met DJ Richard, he told me that he knew how to read the crowd and how to keep the dance floor filled with people. He delivered on both points! I saw family members who don't normally dance get on the dance floor and enjoy themselves. He was also very professional. He called me a few days before my wedding to go over the outline of the day. Overall, I was extremely happy with his services!
Eldridge Davis - Groom - Celebrations at the Bay - Pasadena Maryland - April 20th, 2013
Posted on Wedding Wire - 5.0 Rating
DJ Rich was awesome! He kept us dancing all night long. We had seniors to toddlers tearing it up on the dance floor. DJ Rich handled our special request for African music in stride and made sure we had a truly multi-cultural wedding. He is open to song requests , he even let one of our aunties borrow his headphones for a special song request. If you want to have the best party ever, hire DJ Rich.
Tony Wambugu - Groom - Eubie Blake Cultural Center - Baltimore Maryland - March 9th, 2013
Dear Richard Hayes, We cannot go without saying how much we have enjoyed having you DJ our 2008 and 2011 Holiday Events. You do an amazing job of keeping people on the dance floor. Your professionalism, music mix and flow during the events, helped to create the fun, party environment that our guests were seeking. You’re being able to make a decision by just observing the atmosphere/guests in the absence of the host/planner, is very comforting. That's the type of professionalism every event host or planner need when working with a DJ. You certainly know how to keep the guest entertained. This year we added a Theme to our Holiday Party, “The Roaring Twenties – Jazz Age” and you were able to provide us with music from that era and other era’s upon request. During the event, I walked around and asked random guest for feedback about the DJ, and everyone absolutely loved the music and had a wonderful time. May you take comfort in knowing that, I will certainly recommend you to anyone who needs a fabulous DJ! It was also a pleasure meeting your wife and her friend. Sincere thanks for helping to make the entertainment at our Holiday Parties a success. Wishing you and your family a Holiday filled with love and remembrance of the true reason for this Holiday's Season!