Black Tie Sounds is a DJ, MC, and Lighting company providing personalized service to the Dallas and Fort Worth Metro area.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding DJs in Dallas Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff, from Black Tie Sounds and Lighting.
Where have you been featured?
I have been fortunate to be featured on TLC’s ‘Four Weddings’ as the winner in the entertainment category, and I have been awarded many times through Wedding Wire, The Knot, Thumbtack, and other wedding related websites.
Why do couples love working with you?
I think couples love working with me because of my one-on-one, hands-on personality. I am engaged myself, so I understand what couples are going through in the whole process of planning a wedding. I am honest with them, and I will tell them what I think will work and won’t work for their crowd. Every event is different, and every playlist is personalized to the couple’s tastes. I try to always go the extra mile to make sure that everybody has a great time.
What do you love most about being a wedding DJ?
I love the fact that everybody at a wedding is there because they want to be there. Everybody is at the wedding to eat, drink, and celebrate with the couple. A wedding is a fun event, and I enjoy seeing the smiles, happiness, love, and joy on everybody’s face as they enjoy the evening.
How did you get started?
As a child, I always wanted to be a radio DJ. I never realized until a few years ago that I had actually achieved my dream …. close enough. I got started DJing while I was a bartender at a country western dance hall in College Station, TX. One evening the DJ didn’t show up for his shift, and my manager asked me if I would like to give it a try. I absolutely loved it, and here I am working for myself and enjoying every minute of every event that I perform.
What 3 words best describe your DJ’ing style?
Heartfelt, Fun, and Personalized.
What’s your setup like?
My setup is pretty simple. I don’t like flashy equipment and lights that make me the center of attention. My equipment is professional grade equipment that consists of speakers, mixers, wireless microphones, and dance floor lighting. I am always upgrading and adding new equipment, but one thing I always remember is that you get what you pay for.
What budget range do you cater to?
My pricing ranges anywhere from $1000 for the basic ceremony and reception sound to $3000 for the ceremony, reception, lighting, monograms, and cake lighting. I can also customize any package if a couple requests it.
What is one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you play it?
It is probably a tie between “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey and “Hey Ya” by Outkast. Both songs seem to get the crowd singing, dancing, and having a great time.
We really loved Jeff’s online portal that not only lays out EVERY stage/detail of the event, but also allows you to customize as much or as little as you want. Jeff was also great along the way with reminding us of important deadlines and answering our non-stop questions. We planned our wedding from out of town, and Jeff made himself available on short notice a few times to meet, and was kind enough to FaceTime with us for our final planning meeting.
At the event, Jeff executed the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception flawlessly. He even made a few suggestions for us throughout the night as he got to know our guests, and came up with a brilliant idea for a last song that our guests raved about. He also supplied up lights which gave the dance floor an irresistible aura. He had our party rocking! It was a pleasure working with Jeff, and he made everything so easy for us. Professional, personable, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, dependable, flexible. He makes sure all the bases are covered, but never loses sight of the fact that it is YOUR night.
In talking about our wedding afterwards, we have said numerous times how Jeff was our absolute favorite vendor. He made last minute and day of changes flawlessly, put up with all our crazy friends on the dancefloor and made our reception the absolute most fun time ever. Seriously. Everyone has complimented us by saying they have never had so much fun or danced so hard at a wedding and that was all Jeff!
Christina said If I could give Black Tie Sounds & Jeff Burris 15 STARS, I would. WOW WOW WOW. If you are looking for the MOST AMAZING DJ for your wedding night THIS IS YOUR GUY! He was professional from start to finish. We were able to meet with him before hiring him and he even drove all the way out to where we live. He gave us SO many pointers at the 1st meeting and you could tell he really loves what he does 🙂 and takes care of his clients. He also took time to drive out to meet us again a week before the wedding. He was so kind and flexible and worked around our schedule. He made a cut of music for our 1st dance song combining American, Latin, & Greek music together and it was perfect!!! He spent a ton of time finding the Greek songs that I had requested which I really really appreciated. He kept the timeline of our wedding going and remembered all the tiny details I asked him to :))) The wedding guests were on the dance floor the entire night! He was the reason my reception was so much fun and made it a night to remember. I could go on and on and on about this DJ. Did I mention he is SUPER AFFORDABLE! Do yourself a favor and hire Jeff with Black Tie Sounds for ANY EVENT you need a DJ for!!!!!