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The DJ Ray Show has been providing top-notch entertainment for its clients since 1982.
What does that mean to you?
It means Ray has amassed a HUGE collection of music and he knows how to play it for your entertainment. DJ Ray is one of Cleveland's most versatile DJs.
Don't just take our word for it. Here's what others think of Ray's work:
November 8, 2014
My wife and I recently booked (DJ) Ray (Carr) for our wedding reception. We could not have been happier with our decision to go with Ray. Ray is thorough, reliable, and responsive, and helped us to get through the complicated process of picking the right times for events, general playlist/song suggestions, and a lot of great suggestions for songs for our bridal dances. Ray was there to setup his equipment at the reception hall a day before the wedding, along with testing it out to make sure it was up to our satisfaction.
He did an amazing job at the event, and he was more than worth the price paid for his services. We had nothing but compliments about Ray, and you will too.
Al and Michelle Jenkins
(The Happy Groom and Bride)
October 18, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding on October 18! We’ve gotten so many compliments on how awesome our DJ was & what a fun time people had at the reception. The dance floor was never empty! You went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. We were so happy that you were able to play our slideshow of pictures during our first dance as a couple, the mother/son dance and father/daughter. It was such a relief to know that we had a professional DJ working for us. We didn’t have to worry about a thing during the reception! Thank you so much for everything Ray! It was definitely a night to remember! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ! Thanks again!!
Taylor & Katie Kraus
Monster Mutt Dash
October 12, 2014
Thank you for helping to make the 7th Annual Monster Mutt Dash & Howl-O-Ween AfterParty a great time for our 1,200 guests, and a great success for the homeless animaks who rely on us. Once again you were irganized and on top off all the details of our complex (and hectic) event. We could not have asked for anything better from you. Thanks for being a friend to all of us here at Berea ARF!
Berea Animal Rescue Friends "ARF"
October 4, 2014
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding! We got so many compliments on how awesome the music at our wedding was. There was never a dull moment, people were constantly on the dance floor, and that can only be achieved through good music being played! It meant so much to us knowing we had a professional and skilled DJ playing at our ceremony and reception. You really and truly helped make our night special and we cannot thank you enough! Our family has been so blessed to have had you as the DJ at several of our family's weddings, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone!
Angelica & Jon Rohrich
September 19, 2014Ray Carr was our first choice as master of ceremonies and DJ for our wedding reception! We have worked with Ray before with Cleveland’s Blondes vs. Brunettes women’s flag football fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. The charisma, professionalism, experience, and personality he displays for the Blondes vs. Brunettes game as the announcer is a fan favorite, and I knew his skills would translate well to working as a DJ for our wedding reception. Ray was very helpful and responsive in helping us craft a wedding reception that met our goal of being “different” than the traditional, formal, sit-down reception. While Ray could certainly deliver on that standard approach, we wanted a reception that is more interactive, less stuffy without formal seating or meals and only hors d'oeuvre (essentially we wanted to throw a party with drinks, food, and dancing).
We had not ever attended a similar wedding reception that we wanted for ourselves, so the flow and format was a concern of ours going in – however, we met with Ray a few times at the reception location and via phone/email, and he helped us to build the best and most fun reception for us. We recommend trying the “Shoe Game” and having Ray host it, as for many of our guests it was a highlight of their night with us (Google the “Shoe Game”).
Ray was also very good at playing music and changing the music to accommodate the mood of the attendees, so there was always healthy and fun energy. We provided Ray with a list of songs that we definitely wanted and songs to consider and he worked them in.
Ray’s ability to ad lib and play off the audience to make the night engaging is second to no one, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a professional announcer or DJ for their event. Thanks Ray!
Joe Trela & Lindsay Meggas (married August 8, 2014)
The Alzheimer's Association
September 1, 2014
On behalf of the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, thank you for generously volunteering your time and talents to serve as the play-by-play announcer, deejay and host of Cleveland’s Blondes vs. Brunettes (BvBCLE) women’s flag football game. Since our inaugural game in 2012, it has been a privilege to have your professionalism, great follow-through and clever and crowd-pleasing humor part of our event.
Every year the BvBCLE players, coaches and spectators give stellar reviews about the entertainment and excitement you add to our competitive game day atmosphere. Our sponsors are also pleased with the verbal recognition you give them throughout the game.
From pre-game preparation to the post-game handshake, your commitment to the event and the cause is appreciated by the players, coaches and committee members who also donate their time to fight Alzheimer’s. Thank you for all you do to help us deliver winning results with more than $120,000 raised to date for free programs and services and research to find a cure!
Community Events Coordinator
April 26, 2014
My husband and I were married on April 26th, and we had the pleasure of having Ray Carr as our DJ. Ray was an absolute professional during our wedding planning experience. Not only did he guide us on typical wedding protocol, but he also offered tons of invaluable experience. It’s evident that his 30+ years in the wedding business are well-earned. Ray has a natural ability to read any crowd. I don’t think there was a time that the dance floor wasn’t filled with people! Ray was even playing tunes that inspired our crowd to lift the groom up joyously in a crowd-surfing spectacle. He’s that good!
Ray also kept in close contact with us throughout our wedding planning experience, and did not leave a single detail untouched. In fact, there were several times Ray called to make sure we were on the same page with song choices, the order of events, and other fine minutiae I missed. When things did not go exactly as planned during our ceremony (they never do!), Ray was able to discreetly cover up our mistakes. Ray truly thinks on his feet, a crucial trait for a wedding DJ to possess.
Many of our guests also commented that we had the best music of any wedding they attended, which is a wonderful thing to hear. While we did supply Ray with a playlist, we also gave him free reign to play songs of his choosing. His collection of music is astounding, and his knowledge of all musical eras will easily accommodate all wedding couples and other events
Ray Carr comes highly recommended! His skills and expertise are unrivaled. He promised us an awesome wedding experience, and he definitely delivered. Bravo!
Brook Park Memorial Elementary School
April 19, 2014
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to highly recommend Mr. Ray Carr as a Disc Jockey for any event. Ray has the ability to keep an event moving with high energy. His musical selections please both young and old and the dance floor is never empty. Ray is well organized and professional, yet is very flexible. He plays every request and also makes impromptu announcements willingly and smoothly.
Ray's hula-hoop and limbo contests are a joy for everyone. His humor and good-natured manner insure a fun time for all.
I have employed Ray as a disc jockey on two occasions, and I have been extremely pleased both times. I enthusiastically recommend Ray Carr as a Disc Jockey. Please feel free to contact me should you need any further information.
Michael P. Kostyak
March 15, 2014
Brian and Carol Barrett Wedding
December 3, 2013
I wanted to thank you for your DJ services that you performed for our wedding in October. When we were getting all the other things arranged for the wedding, it was calming to know that we had the music taken care of. When the day came, you were nothing but a professional. We were set up outside, and when it started to hail outside, I saw you bringing in your equipment and going with a backup plan you already had, and I didn’t even know you had this. It ended up being outside, and you were ready. From the time we entered the hall for the bridal introductions to the last song, it was all great. We supplied you with a request list and it was all played with great execution that only a pro could do. The wedding ended early on our part, and you made sure that the songs you played kept the crowd on the floor. It was the first wedding I have been to were the dance floor was never empty! And it was mine! The guests all wanted to know where we found you, and they were very impressed by your talent. Once again, thanks for your AWESOME SERVICE.
Brian & Carol Barrett
Laura and Brent Flood Wedding
September 28, 2013
Words can't express how much we enjoyed working with you! You did an amazing job. Our guests loved the music all night! Thank you for bringing the party alive. We hope to work with you again in the future.
Laura and Brent Flood
Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF)
6th Annual Monster Mutt & Howl-O-Ween After Party
October 13, 2013
All of the Paws 'N Whiskers of ARF want to extend a huge paw of thanks to you for Emceeing our 6th Annual Monster Mutt Dash and Howl-O-Ween After Party. You were both upbeat and fun, and the consummate professional, keeping our face-paced, mulch-faceted event on track and focused, all while entertaining our 1,200 guests and their furry family members. Anyone looking for someone to help their event run seamlessly should give you a call. Thanks again for making this year's "Dash" the best one yet!
Juleen Russell, Berea Animal Rescue Friends
Community Events Coordinator
Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter
July 16, 2013
Your generous donation of time and talent has helped to create a successful fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Cleveland Area Chapter. It is a privilege to have you serve as our game day announcer, DJ and host for the Blondes vs. Brunettes women’s flag football game. The players and coaches hone their fundraising and football skills prior to the much anticipated event day. Once the big day arrives, they look to you to parallel the excitement on the field with your pre-game music to pump up the teams, player and coach introductions, play-by-play announcements, and color commentating.
Our sponsors are also pleased with the “on-air” recognition you give them throughout the game. Your humor, coupled with your genuine care and concern about our cause, shines through everything you do, resulting in a fun and meaningful for the participants, sponsors and fans alike.
We literally look to you to put on a one-man show from the press box! We have a winning recipe for continued growth in game day attendance and revenue with your talents behind the microphone. We look forward to having you back for the 3rd annual Blondes vs. Brunettes event.
Brian P. Quinn
Gentilli/Quinn Wedding (6/22/13)
House of Blues
July 8, 2013
Dear Mr. Carr,
Sherie and I had a great time had a great time during our recent wedding reception. Having the opportunity to spend time with all our friends and family at the most special event of our lives was a fantastic experience. Everything went according to plan, and you were a vital part to that plan.
Brian P. Quinn
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