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Why choose Supersounds?

Why choose Supersounds Entertainment for your Vermont wedding DJ ?

Vermont Wedding DJ Dancing & Uplights at Mansfield Barn

When it comes to choosing a wedding DJ in Vermont, there are many options available. However, one name that stands out from the rest is Supersounds Entertainment. Here are a few reasons why we are the best choice for your Vermont wedding:

Experience: Supersounds Entertainment has been in business for over 40 years, and we have provided entertainment services for over 10,000 weddings. Our extensive experience ensures that we have the skills and expertise to create an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests.

Professionalism: From the moment you contact Supersounds Entertainment, you can expect a high level of professionalism. We take pride in their work and are committed to providing excellent service to our clients. We will work with you to create a customized wedding entertainment package that fits your unique needs and preferences.

High-quality equipment: Supersounds Entertainment uses top-of-the-line equipment to ensure that your wedding sounds and looks amazing. We have an extensive collection of music and lighting options to choose from, and we will work with you to create a personalized soundtrack for your special day.

Wide variety of music: Supersounds Entertainment offers a wide variety of music options to suit any taste or preference. Whether you’re looking for the latest pop hits, classic rock, country, or anything in between, we have you covered. We also take requests from guests, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the music they love.

Exceptional customer service: Supersounds Entertainment prides itself on providing exceptional customer service. We are responsive to your needs and are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will work with you to ensure that your wedding entertainment is perfect from start to finish!

In conclusion, Supersounds Entertainment is the best Vermont wedding DJ due to our extensive experience, professionalism, high-quality equipment, wide variety of music, and exceptional customer service. If you’re looking for a wedding DJ that will create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests, look no further than Supersounds Entertainment!

Click HERE to contact us to book now! We look forward to making your vision come to life!

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Wedding DJ VT: DJ Corey Hevrin

DJ Corey Hevrin

DJ Corey has an extensive DJ bio and resume!

He started with Supersounds in approx 1998. Since then, he has performed hundreds of gigs for Supersounds. In addition, DJing has given Corey the opportunity to DJ at many local bars in Burlington, VT - including RiRa Irish Pub Burlington resident Friday Night DJ for 5 years ! (2005 - 2010). In the 2000s, Corey DJ'd for Wicked Sun Productions in Negril Beach, Jamaica, performing resident weeks during Spring Break for many years ! He's a skilled beat-mixer, smooth voice on the mic, and an outgoing energetic personality !

Now Corey resides locally in-state, and enjoys time with his wife and family.

Corey also enjoys helping families just like his own with financial planning, as a Financial Services Professional at the Vermont Agency division of National Life.

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Wedding DJ: DJ Joe O'Brien

DJ Joe O’Brien


Congratulations as you begin to plan for your big day!

I am a lifelong Vermonter who has grown up surrounded by music. Anytime there is a family gathering, one thing is for sure: there will be music, singing, and good times. From a very young age, I’ve been exposed to great music and have developed a love of all genres. On any given day, I’ll go from listening to The Beatles and Metallica, to Stevie Wonder, Tim McGraw or Beyonce, and just about everything else in between! 

I am a local middle school Special Education teacher with a strong passion for advocating for people with disabilities. I also have a background in coaching local high school Football and Basketball. As a teacher, coach, husband, and dad, I’ve learned how to be flexible and adaptive. This is essential when working a wedding. 

On July 20, 2019, I married my best friend Heather. I can honestly say that this was the most fun day of my life. Not coincidentally, the music was a highlight and our guests had as much fun as we did. I know from experience how important this day is and how difficult and stressful it can be to attend to the details. As your wedding DJ, you can trust that I will give you the individual attention you deserve and that I’ll go the extra mile to make sure that your big day is everything you’ve always dreamed it would be. 

In my free time, you can find me at the dog park with my family, hiking in the woods, boating, fishing, or golfing. 

Thanks for considering me for your wedding!

Since joining Supersounds in 2020 I have worked over 100 events including weddings, corporate parties, school dances, birthday parties, proms and more. It has been a great 3 years and looking forward to a busy 2023 season!

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Vermont Corporate Retreat

Entertainment for your Corporate Retreat !

Supersounds has a variety of entertainment options for your corporate retreat!

  • Inflatable obstacle course
  • Dunk tank
  • DJs (Music & Contests: Limbo, Hula Hoops, Walla Balla, etc. etc.) A DJ can bring games and a fun element!
  • A/V rentals (projectors, screens, outdoor movie screens, PA systems, etc!)
  • Photo Booths
  • Trivia
  • Karaoke


Please see our featured location for your Vermont Corporate Retreat! The Vermont Inn !

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Vermont Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Don't forget the rehearsal dinner! Have it somewhere fun and unique!

Make it a welcome party after dinner, invite all the wedding guests, and hire a DJ !!!

Below are some recommended Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Vermont !!!

Northern VT

Burlington Beer Company

Jericho Cafe & Tavern

Southern VT

The Vermont Inn

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Vermont Wedding DJ : Jeff Davis

DJ Jeff Davis

Hello! My name is Jeff Davis, and I have worked for Supersounds over the past 20+ years. I am a high school math teacher at Mt. Mansfield Union High School, and also coached the Boys Varsity Basketball team at MMU for over 20 years. I find my experience as a teacher and coach has always helped me as a DJ. The ability to think on your feet, to communicate effectively with people, and to be comfortable in front of a crowd are all very important when it comes to teaching. Those same qualities are just as important when DJing. I really enjoy working with the people as they plan their special day, and ultimately, take great pride in making their Wedding Day a day they will always remember. 

As a DJ, I will strive to make your occasion exactly how you want it. We will talk about what your expectations are for your DJ well before your special day, covering all of the little details that will make your day one to remember. I appreciate you considering me as your wedding DJ! 

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Vermont Wedding DJ: Sam Averbuck

DJ Sam Averbuck


My name is Sam Averbuck.

My professional career in entertainment as a musician playing guitar and singing in bands began in 2002. I received my bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in education in 2010 and realized how much I enjoyed the performance side of music and making memorable nights memorable. Since then I have been hosting weddings, adult & family events, and performing regularly at a wide variety of venues loving every minute of it!

My attention to detail, and ability to really make an event all about the people attending it,
has proven time and time again I am a great fit to whatever you are looking for during your most special day.

Sam is also the Assistant Director of Entertainment at Smuggler’s Notch Resort!

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DJ Shawn Chapman

DJ Shawn Chapman


Hi! My name is Shawn Chapman and I have been a DJ with Supersounds Entertainment since 2017. I have been fortunate enough to do many outstanding events for this company. Being a wedding DJ is what I live for! I will make sure everyone has a great time and that everything is as YOU want it, after all, that is what I am there for!

I have been a musician since I learned to play the piano at 9 years old. I have a degree in Music Education from the University of Maine Orono Campus. I currently sing with the Solaris Vocal Ensemble based out of Burlington Vermont as well. 

I am entering year 7 as a Supersounds DJ. In those 7  years, I have met incredible brides and grooms and people from all walks of life! I have performed at over 70 events and each one has been unique and special.  From the Ferry Watch Inn to the Intervale Ctr, to Lake Morey to The Mansfield Barn and the Old Lantern and beyond, it has been an amazing ride!  Looking forward to what 2023 will bring!!!  Rock on!!!!

Music is my life, and I look forward to bringing that passion to your events!

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DJ Jarryd Audette

DJ Jarryd Audette

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Hi! My name is Jarryd Audette. I have been a professional, well-versed and excitable DJ/Entertainer with Supersounds Entertainment since 2011, thanks to my great friend Ryan Allendorf who suggested I join the company. I learned much from him, along with many of the great veteran DJs in this company!  Thanks for reading a little about me and my experience ☺

People and Music: Among my favorite things in life, these two are certainly high up on the list. And, when they are combined, I am down-right inspired! As a DJ with Supersounds, and as a Musician since age 16, I’ve always been excited to be able to do and share a talent that I truly enjoy – which can usually be found in the moment on my face and/or with a few dance moves! Entertaining and helping others put on a great event/party is truly a great feeling that I take pride in no matter what the occasion. There’s always a certain eagerness, excitement, and wanting to do your best that comes along with helping make a day come true and to be part of a great memory in someone’s life!

Being able to read/vibe/interact with a crowd, to be flexible, have a go-with-the-flow attitude and being veritable with my DJing and music choices over my hundreds of gigs over the years has served me very well… name a type of event and odds are I’ve probably done it! Above all, on the day of the event I indulge in making customers happy and working off of their design.  I am not one to be biased with songs and genres, rather I enjoy the challenge of variety and to keep things interesting for everyone (if it calls for it)… a happy and filled dance floor is what I like to visualize and make happen!

There is nothing like Music and Dancing to bring people together for a moment to celebrate an important happening and let all matters melt away. I am psyched to have brought good times to many, and to be able to continue bringing it to others. I hope to see you out there! 

Thanks for reading, cheers and best wishes…

DJ Jarryd 

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DJ Paul Pecor

DJ Paul Pecor

I started at Supersounds 26 years ago as a High School Senior, with school dances and project graduations.

Upon graduating from college, I decided to expand and try my luck with weddings. From that point on I have never looked back and I’ve completed over 500 weddings throughout New England!

Flexibility is very important as a DJ as well as my other professions. I’m also an elementary school teacher and a varsity boys’ basketball coach. These three positions can create challenges as well quick on the fly thinking.

Not only will I be there for you on your wedding day, but I will be a part of the entire process. Just always keep in mind it’s your special day. I’m here to help you!

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Groomsmen Gifts!?

This article is for Grooms and what to give your groomsmen / groomspersons as a gift to say "Thank You" for being in my wedding! This is a great gesture, as your groomsmen may be spending extra money and time helping you with your big day! It's a nice way to say "Thanks, Pal, I love ya!"

The big question is "What the heck do I get them!!???" I have 3 criteria for this gift: A) Something Useful B) Something That Will Last A Lifetime and C) Something that will remind them of your friendship and your big day!

Letter C might be the most important! But B and A are arguably just as crucial!!! I also include D) something that is not too boring!! Opinion: Toiletry bags are great but they've been done before! Also they aren't they type of thing everyone gets excited about! Something out-of-the-box might be right for you and your groomsmen / groomspersons!!

In my personal experience, I have received 2 groomsmen gifts that I remember and still use to this day, even after 15+ years! The first is a Leatherman multi-tool. I keep it in my car, and it will save you when you least expect it. You are guaranteed 100% to use one of these. And Yes, the pliers in the multi-tool are way more useful than any swiss army knife!!! The 2nd is a hand-blown monogrammed rocks glass. Flasks are great too, but not everyone goes camping often, or nips on their spirits daily! The glass is a perfect way to enjoy the occasional drink, filling the drinker with not only alcohol, but with fond memories of the person who gave it to them! It makes the drink taste better!

  • Consider an assortment of items! A goodie box! I gave my groomsmen a goodie bag of all sorts of trinkets - bottle openers, pocket knifes, stainless mugs, etc. You can throw in some coffee, liquor, pipe tobacco, cigars, etc etc the sky is the limit!!
  • Zippo Lighters! Monogrammed, or not, have a lifetime warranty, and even if your groomsmen don't enjoy even an occasional cigar or two, these are great for camping and using around the house.
  • Stanley drinkware! Monogrammed, or not, these things are rugged and will be around a long time! And they have a great nostalgic look to them! Consider perhaps a gift set or mug!
  • Rocks Glasses! Mentioned previously - these are great pieces that your buddies will enjoy for years to come!
  • Multi-Tools! Also mentioned above, these are so useful it's not even funny! Try to get one of decent quality and it will last a lifetime! Your groomsmen are GUARANTEED to use them and appreciate this gift!
  • INSIDER TIP: Don't DIY!!! Unless you have some crazy cool idea, you may want to keep it simple and easy by buying some stuff with your hard earned money! You will be spending plenty of time getting ready for your wedding and this is another thing you may not want to have on your DIY plate. DIY projects eat a ton of time and can get aggravating!!


Thanks for reading and wishing you the best of times with your groomspersons, and of course, your fiancé too!!!! Cheers to the bachelor party!!

-Ryan Allendorf



Ok but really - what are some actual ideas ??!! You want to get this done now!!! Below are some options that I really love!

Some of these gifts are sourced right here in Vermont! We recommend ordering through their website or stopping by McNeil and Reedy in Rutland, VT for a wide variety of high quality Vermont groomsmen gifts!!!











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Vermont DJ - Matthew Emery

DJ Matt Emery


My name is Matthew Emery and I’m an experienced DJ with the skill to determine clients’ musical tastes and spin appropriate songs with finesse and excitement. I’m known for my confidence, fun personality, and eight years of experience. I’m a skilled beat-mixer who can incorporate multiple genres and rehearsed assemblages fusing Country, Rap, Hip-hop, Pop, 2000s bangers, EDM, and House music. I’m known for my diverse playlist and talent. Throughout my career, I’ve performed on multiple DDJ controllers and sound system equipment while also controlling a light and laser show aligned with the music. 

I graduated in May 2021 from Champlain College with a Bachelor of Science, Secondary Social Studies Education Major. My social personality and public speaking skills, reinforced in several classroom experiences, have guided my professional development as an educator. I believe these abilities also align with my profession as a DJ – someone who can facilitate your entertainment with confidence, talent, and social skills. I have expertise in gigging weddings, private parties, clubs, bar mitzvahs, proms, and lake cruises. I’m a knowledgeable professional, with enthusiasm and energy, willing to entertain guests and fans of all ages, interests, and backgrounds. During the pandemic, I’ve been utilizing Twitch Live-Streams to continue to practice and market myself.

Check out one of my recorded live streams here, below!

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Featured Vermont DJ: Bucky Brandt

Vermont Wedding DJ Bucky Brandt

Sometime  in the early 1990s, my neighbor, Supersounds founder and owner Grant Allendorf, asked me if I might want to become a DJ and work for him, and in the late spring of 1995, I began this completely unexpected and remarkably rewarding journey that has now led to my DJing more than 2500 events from weddings to corporate parties to mitzvahs to school dances to anniversaries to entertainment for tourists--all while teaching English and coaching lacrosse at Mount Mansfield Union High School.  At least 500 of these events have been weddings. I had no idea at the time how much I would come to love working for and being with people at their most joyous and intimate occasions. I am surprised how often I find myself moved to tears (well nearly--I am working) when I listen to a speech by a maid of honor, a best man, or a father of the bride I do not know about a bride or groom I also do not know.  Nevertheless, one of the truly serendipitous and joyful aspects of DJing for me has been that about four or five times a year I have the good and rich pleasure of DJing the wedding of a former student or lacrosse player.  So while I always enjoy the personal connection with our customers, the connection is all the more full at these events. Like all Supersounds DJs, I take great pleasure in working with the crowd to build the party and the dancefloor in order to allow people to be their very best at their most important occasions.  It is a tremendous privilege that I do not take for granted to have a job in which my goal and the source of my personal satisfaction is to make people happy--to push them to elation and create a sense of euphoria--all in a style that most suits them.  Whether I am at a dinner cruise on the lake, a school dance in a drab gym, or a grand wedding at a classic Vermont venue, this goal of making people smile and letting them find the most joy they can keeps me working hard for our customers and brings me as much pure exuberance as I believe and hope it brings them.

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How To Choose A Wedding Videographer

How To Choose A Wedding Videographer

Thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your event?  Here are some questions you need to ask, if you want to get the best! 


Do I really need a wedding video? YES, and here’s why!

Often couples will write-off having video at their wedding, due to the added expense, and the focus on the wedding photographer.  Undoubtedly the pictures are SO IMPORTANT! However, without video, you will never be able to look back and hear your vows, readings, and the toasts given!  Those once-in-a-lifetime moments will be lost to distant memory without video. Not to mention that video proof of the wild party animals in action will be lost as well!  With your wedding video, your wedding will be captured to treasure for years to come!


What experience and strategies do you have that others don’t for getting the best video?

Make sure your videography company is experienced and has been doing weddings for at least 5 years.  Video Memory has been filming weddings since 1980, and knows all of the tricks of the trade to capture your special day and get great footage.  One example for sunny days - for church ceremonies - the videographer will have someone shut the doors after the bride and her father enter the church.  This allows for better lighting (less backlight) for the bride and her father during their processional! Another example is for when we shoot a wedding.  We have a checklist of positioning and particular shots that must be made. This is crucial for the fine details of your wedding, so that everything is captured to treasure for years to come!!!  Those particular moments include guests arriving to the ceremony and reception, and also cocktail hour mingling. This helps set the scene of what happened and who was at your wedding. Again, small parts like this ensure nothing is left out of capturing the biggest day of your life!


What is your backup equipment?

A good videographer will have backup equipment that is the same quality or identical to their primary camera.  Also ask how many cameras the videographer carries with him/her.


How do you ensure quality audio?

This is especially important.  A good videographer must have at least 2 sources of audio for your event!  If any weather, or unforeseen circumstance was to interfere with 1 audio source, there must be at least one backup!  Having 3 Sources of audio is the best!!!


How will I get my final video and what quality will it be in?

Will the videographer send it to you via USB, DVD, BLU RAY ?  This is a great question to ask before you are sent a format that is not convenient for you.  For example, if you do not have a Blu-Ray player then you may want it in a streaming format, or USB.


How many hours of coverage is included in the price? 

This may seem basic, but be sure to compare services and quotes because some companies may offer more or less hours of coverage.  Videographers range in price vastly, so be sure to check around, and get specifics of exactly what is included in your price. Also how long will the video be that is being produced?  Do you get all, or most of the raw footage? These are all great questions to ask while comparing services and researching options.


After reading this we hope you are well-equipped to get the best videography service that is right for you!  To engaged couples, we wish you congratulations, and the best of luck with the wedding planning process! The adventure is beginning, and what fun it will be!  Cheers! And don’t forget to get wild for the video!!!!


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How To Choose A Photo Booth For Your Wedding or Event

How To Choose A Photo Booth For Your Wedding or Event


Thinking about a photo booth for your next event but don’t know exactly what to do?  Should you do it yourself? Hire a company? Or Have a friend do it? If you do it yourself, should you use an ipad, or what kind of camera?  Maybe a Polaroid photo booth station? In this article we will cover some of the pros and cons of photo booth options.  


Firstly, do you want digital images?  If no, then the polaroid booth with a backdrop may be an option for you.  With that said, in this day and age, it is so simple to have those images in digital format to last forever, and will also give you the option to print and enlarge particular ones that may be hilariously amazing!!!  With a polaroid option, you have only one copy of each picture, and risk losing that moment forever! If you do want digital images, you may want to use an ipad or ipod with a backdrop as a photo booth station. While the quality of phones and ipads have increased over the years, enlarging such a compressed file won’t end up with the best result!  Also, it may be difficult to hook up a printer at the event - so you are left with digital images only.


Secondly, how many copies of the photo do you want to print?  If there are multiple guests in a single picture, you may want more than one copy of the picture for the guests to take home!  Having a polaroid camera leaves only one copy! Having an ipad may not have an option to have any printed copies! This is where hiring a company who specializes in photo booths may be the right choice for your event.  Hiring the right photo booth service will allow you to get both printed copies at the event for guests to take home, and digital copies that are high quality!

Hiring a photo booth service - what questions to ask them?  If you decide to hire a photo booth service, there are important questions to ask the company providing it, to make sure you are getting the highest quality service.  These are all elements that make hiring a service well worth the cost!

Do I get the digital images and printed copies?  A good photo booth rental company will give you both the digital images, and also printed copies at the event for your guests to take home.

How many hard copies are printed at the event?  There is usually more than one person in a photo booth picture, so having at least 2 copies printed at the event is a must!

How many pictures are taken per session?  Some photo booths may only take 3 pictures per session.  Others take 6 pictures per session - so you are getting more bang for your buck with 6 pictures, and more fun for the guests!  Also, you will end up with more digital pictures at the end if the photo booth service does 6 pictures per session!

Is the booth enclosed, or open air?  There are many options when it comes to photo booths.  Small booths hold only 2 people. Jumbo booths hold up to 15 people!  Open air booths can hold a lot more! *** The open air photo booths, we have found, do not allow for an intimate, fun, “candid” setting and don’t produce pictures that are as much fun!  The privacy of an enclosed booth, sets the scene for hilarious pictures!!!!!!

Is there an attendant with the booth? And are they FUN?  Some photo booth rentals may not come with an attendant.  The attendant helps the guests utilize the photo booth to its fullest potential, meaning that they make sure the guests know how many pictures are being taken, where to look, and make prop and pose suggestions!  If you have the right attendant, they will take the booth to the next level of fun, and your pictures will reflect that!!!! For example, if guests don’t know where to look, or if they walk out after 3 pictures, and the booth takes 6, then you have lost photos, and photos that don’t come out as good!!!!  The attendant also deals with any technical issues that could arise! If you do not have an attendant, there is potential failure!!!

What do you have backup equipment???  Is there backup equipment on hand if something malfunctions on the photo booth?  Technical issues can arise on rare occasions, and it is imperative to have backup equipment to remedy the situation so the show goes on!  For an event such as your wedding, or bar mitzvah, you don’t want to lose those memories and want to make sure the booth is running for your guests the entire time!  Our company, Green Mountain Photo Booth essentially carries 2 identical photo booth systems to the job, so that if anything were to malfunction - we would immediately have it fixed!!

What camera is used and quality are the images?   The camera used should be a reputable digital camera, with high megapixels.  Should you decide to enlarge the images, this will make them much clearer, and sharper!!!  You will be glad when you have a real gem of a photo that needs to be framed, posted on social, or put up on a billboard!!


All of these reasons above should indicate that hiring a photo booth rental company can be a valuable endeavor, especially when you are hosting an event such as a wedding, bar mitzvah, or anniversary party.  I am always surprised by how much fun is had by guests having a few cocktails, and getting in the photo booth to have fun, let loose a little, and take some funny photos! A pro tip: always have props - of some kind.  There is always a party animal or two who will put the props together to make everyone laugh! Thanks for reading this article, and don’t forget…. SMILE!!!



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Postponing or Canceling Your Wedding or Event Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Wedding Planner's Guide to Postponing or Canceling Your Wedding or Event Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The outbreak of coronavirus has had far reaching impacts over the past few weeks. And, for many individuals, it's personal. From weddings to celebratory showers and planned trips, COVID-19 has forced couples to cancel and postpone long-awaited events. Navigating the logistics and etiquette of handling these decisions is stressful during an already confusing time.

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Vermont DJ Mike Toomey

Featured Vermont Wedding DJ: Mike Toomey

Mike shares advice for wedding planning, and what distinguishes him as a wedding DJ!

Advice for Couples First, congratulations! It’s exciting to get married, it’s wonderful to be married, and you’re almost there. My best advice is to plan everything you want, share everything you want with your vendors, and trust them to make it happen! Everyone involved in your day has the goal of making your wedding exactly what you want it to be. Share what you’ve imagined and know that your vendors will bring it to life. And once you’ve shared everything and your day finally arrives, relax and enjoy every moment. You won’t need to check the time, check if something or someone is ready, or wonder what’s happening next. We’ll take care of all of that for you. I started with SuperSounds in 1999. I’ve played at between 500 and 600 weddings. That’s given me the chance to get to know so many of the photographers, officiants, banquet coordinators, wedding planners, and videographers all over Vermont. We’ve all worked together many times and many are my friends. We trust each other and know that we can make your day happen exactly the way you want it to happen. If you’re working with vendors with the same level of experience, you can trust us too. In the months before your wedding, we’ll exchange email and you’ll let me know everything you’ve planned. When we get together on the phone a week before your wedding, we’ll review all of your plans. I’ll ask lots of questions, including the names of all of your vendors. Most of them I’ll know, and if there are any that I don’t happen to know, on the day of your wedding I’ll make a point of meeting them hours before anything starts. With that, I’ll know everything you’ve planned, I’ll know everyone who I’ll work with to make it happen, and you’ll know that we’ll make your wedding exactly what you imagined. Why would you hire me as a DJ? Fairly regularly, guests come up to me at weddings and say “I’d love to be a DJ – I love music.” I tell them that I love music too, but to really be a good DJ, you need to love people. Music is how DJs create a fun atmosphere where people can relax and get to the place where they can really have a great time. Getting your friends and family to that place is the goal of a good DJ because the DJ cares about your friends and family. It’s what I care about. And as a DJ, playing for weddings is a lot of fun! If it isn’t fun, the DJ shouldn’t be doing it. It’s possible for the crowd to have fun if the DJ isn’t, but it’s a lot less likely. Personally, I’m looking forward to your wedding. I know it will be fun. Getting the dance floor packed is fun for me every single time! Now, almost any DJ with a bit of experience knows how to get people on the dance floor at the beginning of a party. Most DJs do everything they can to keep all of the guests there. While I certainly want to pack the dance floor, I know that pacing is essential and I believe my most important skill is knowing what to play when – a skill that’s only developed with lots of experience. I appreciate that there’s so much to enjoy at your reception – all the special things that you’ve planned and all of the special people that are there to celebrate with you. While it’s fun and important for me to have a full dance floor, it’s far more important to me to make sure your guests also enjoy the two of you, each other, and everything that makes your day unique. So I’ll make sure to play the right songs at the right times so everyone both has something they’ll love to dance to and also has plenty of time to be with you and enjoy everything about your day. And at the end, I’ll bring them all back to the dance floor. People say that first impressions are important. I agree, but I really want to focus on the last impression. I always save some of the best songs for the end of your reception; songs I know will get everyone who isn’t already dancing back on the dance floor. By picking the right songs and knowing when to play them, I’ll bring all your friends and family together to celebrate the two of you and what a fantastic day it was. That’s the last impression everyone will be left with. That’s what I strive to do every time. While I judge my success by your happiness before and during your day, I also judge it by what happens after the party is over. When the lights are on and the caterer is cleaning up, if your family and friends are still chatting away and don’t want to leave, that’s success for me. I know that I’ve created a fun atmosphere where you and your guests did relax and did have a great time. That’s what I wanted to do, and I always do everything I can to make it happen. At the end of the party, when you’ve made the memories that you’ll always look back on fondly, I love knowing that I had a part in it. Sometimes, I get a review after a wedding that confirms that for me. Here’s part of one of my favorites from If you’re having reservations about who to have DJ your event let me assure you that they turned this cynical skeptic into a true believer!! Get Mike Toomey to DJ your special event and you’ll have the best memories of your life!! I know that I’ll probably still be talking about this event on my death bed and die with a smile on my face. Thanks a million!! cheap at twice the price!!  Since you’re considering SuperSounds, you already know that it should be a given that your DJ will spend significant time preparing and making timelines to ensure that all details are covered; checking equipment and backup equipment and that everything is appropriate for the venue and number of guests; preparing your special music and backup copies; setting up hours early and testing everything; and checking in with you and your guests during the party to confirm that the volume is just right and everything is going the way you imagined. That’s all true with me, like it is with any good DJ. What distinguishes me is that everything I do is done specifically to make sure you and your family and friends enjoy every part of your wedding and have memories that you’ll all keep forever. Like I said at the beginning, you’re almost there. Have fun with the planning and of course, look forward to the day.  I hope that I can be a part of it!



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Featured Vermont Wedding DJ Ryan Allendorf

Featured DJ:   DJ Ryan Allendorf

DJ Ryan shares what he feels are the most important aspects of DJing a wedding!

Advice for Couples

Your wedding day will be the fastest day of your life!  Let me say that again; your wedding day will be the FASTEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE.  You will blink, and it will be done! Then you will say “I can’t believe how much fun we had!”  So my advice is to take a moment during the wedding with your spouse, take them aside, take a deep breathe, and just slow it down, and watch everything that’s happening.  You’ll be happy you did, and you will have the best memories for years to come!!!! Savor the day! It will be tremendous!   

Why Someone Would Hire Me As A DJ, and What I feel are the most important parts of your wedding day!

One of the best questions to ask your DJ is “why should you hire them?”  What makes them different than any other DJ? I answer this question with a multitude of answers.  Firstly, you should hire me as your DJ because I care immensely about the success of all aspects of your wedding day.  I have heard way too many horror stories about DJs who were either too ignorant, or who just plain didn’t care about parts of a couple’s wedding.  Ignorance can often stem from inexperience, but certainly you do not want either of these scenarios at the most fun day of your life! That is why it’s so important to find someone who cares about your wedding day.  You can tell this by chatting on the phone with them and getting a sense of their attitude. If you don’t like their attitude, stay away! There are many more aspects of a wedding that are so important to its success.  I will cover them here below!

Secondly, the ceremony sound is an area that I take great pride in, and so do all of the DJs at Supersounds.  The ceremony sound is so important.  How many times do you hear a wedding guest say “Yeah it was a beautiful wedding, but I couldn’t hear a word the officiant said!”  I have heard that from others a lot!  Notedly, outdoor sound can be difficult, however I have a proven regimen to get loud, clear sound despite windy days and/or a large attendance.  All the guests seated in the back, will be able to hear the entire ceremony.   I have gotten so many compliments on my ceremony sound that I am grateful to provide such a great experience for our clients.  Firstly, we have the correct microphone for the officiant (an over-ear broadway type microphone). This wirelessly connects to two 600w speakers.  For any readings or vows that are done, we provide an additional microphone for those. Proper mic-ing is essential for a successful ceremony sound with over 50 guests in attendance.

Thirdly, I can keep the dance floor rocking.  A lot of couples tell me they want a DJ that is laid back, who doesn’t run a circus by interacting with the crowd and doing cheesy games all night. I agree with my couples, and will provide as much, or as little, interaction as they wish.  The dance floor will ebb and flow during the evening naturally as guests travel from the bar back to the dance floor in a natural state of having fun. On some occasions, guests may need a little incentive to start dancing, or keep dancing.  I have tricks that are proven to get people on the dancefloor and keep them having fun.  On this aspect, I deliver. These methods are extremely short, to the point, and after a few short minutes, end with a packed dance floor rocking the night away!  A great question to ask your DJ is “What are your methods for getting people to the dancefloor?”

Fourth, I have extensive back-up equipment.  In the 15 years of DJing, I have had rare occurrences of “technical difficulty.”  Those that did occur, were corrected and fixed without the client ever knowing. Having backup equipment is essential for the success of any event.  For example, I carry a bag that contains an array of auxiliary cords and different connectors. Numerous times I have assisted videographers, letting them borrow a crucial cable they were missing.  Extra power cords are another thing we carry. I have lent these to vendors in dire straits on many occasions! Being a team player is what it is all about. A great question to ask your DJ is “How many feet of power cord do you carry with you?”  If they stumble over this, or say they don’t know, it may help you make your decision on hiring them. I carry 400 feet.

Lastly, and most importantly, experience matters.  I have the experience it takes to sail your wedding on smooth seas to the party waters!  Having fun is a serious business to me! With experience comes specific knowledge of the details of weddings you can only gain from doing a lot of them.  For example, I often create a timeline for the wedding day. Planning is so important. When a high-end caterer asks for my timeline, and uses it to draw up their master schedule for the day, I know I am contributing as an asset to the team of vendors to make the day rock!  Communication and interpersonal skills are developed when someone has done a lot of weddings. If you have a friend who does some DJing on the side, that can be great, but if they have not done a lot of weddings they will be lacking in the details. Important details include the DJ checking in with the photographer/videographer and caterer before important toasts and dances.  You don’t want the photographer in the other room while you are dancing with your mom or dad!!! It is important to ask your DJ, “how many weddings have you done?”  I have played at over 200 weddings, and have been DJing professionally for over 10 years.


Yes, more!  I also do not drink at your wedding, or any event.  My job is to facilitate the party animals and get them to go crazy and wild - but never for me to get out of control.  The attention is on the guests and the newlyweds! What is fun for me, is knowing I’m doing my job facilitating the party to the next level!  And, drunk DJs tend to play their music way too loud.  My goal throughout the evening, even during dancing, is to play music at a reasonable volume so that folks at their tables or by the bar can have a conversation and still hear the person next to them!  Even if it is loud and rocking on the dancefloor, this volume happy-medium is easily achievable!

Thank you for reading! I hope you consider me for your next wedding or other event!  Cheers!

Ryan & Alyssa Allendorf (9-10-16)


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10 Questions You Should Ask A Wedding DJ Before You Hire One

10 Questions You Should Ask A Wedding DJ Before You Hire One — By Grant Allendorf, Owner of Supersounds Entertainment, Since 1978

  1.     What types of events do you play for? DJ experience may be one of most important criteria in selecting a DJ.   DJing a wedding is very different from playing at a club.  Many club DJs do not transition well to weddings, because clubs have not prepared them for social acumen and announcing skills that wedding DJing requires.  You want a DJ who is well rounded, well spoken, and at ease in a variety of social settings–not one who merely plays music for similar crowds night after night. Weddings have diverse groups of people of different ages, backgrounds and musical tastes.  Experience teaches DJs how to bring together diverse groups on the dance floor.  One dimensional club DJs struggle with this important aspect of wedding DJing; therefore, you want a seasoned professional with extensive experience performing in front of weddings, corporate parties, and other social occasions.  In short, club experience does little to prepare your wedding DJ for what your wedding needs guests may need. 



  1. Can I  hear my DJ before we hire him or her? The DJ is one of the most important factors in determining the success of the wedding.  It may be the most important factor and decision you make about your entire wedding.  Seeing the DJ in action in a wedding setting is almost impossible due to the private nature of weddings.  Any DJ that suggests you come to a wedding they are playing is unprofessional and not worth consideration. Weddings are not appropriate advertising showcases for uninvited guests to assess the DJ.  So how does one hear the DJ?    The  DJ company should furnish the phone number and email of the DJ you select so that you can speak with him or her.  
  1. Can I see a sample contract before I commit to hiring you? This is another important consideration. Review the contract to make sure that it makes sense to you, and that there are no unreasonable clauses the company providing the contract wants you to sign.  One DJ used to tout his reviews and urge potential customers to view them, and then in his contract, he would write in a clause stating that if the client ever says anything bad about his company on social media, the DJ company will sue the client for 10,000.00.  Would anyone sign that contract?  I sure wouldn’t as having you sign away your first amendment rights isn’t something I would recommend for anyone.  It is your right to be able to say what you want about someone, and nobody should be able to take that right away from you.  Speaking your mind on social media is a way clients can keep their DJs accountable.



  1. How many reviews do you have on google or wedding wire? This is another area that can tell much about a DJ company. We have a 5.0 rating on wedding wire and google. We also have the most google reviews in Vt for djs with 165 and almost 300 wedding wire reviews.  If the dj you are considering has none or a few you may want to continue your search.
  1. How do you deal with music lists?  A great DJ will gladly accept your playlists and do-not-play lists.   The DJ must be flexible and willing to listen to the clients’ needs and wants. With our company, we accept lists for pre-ceremony, cocktails and dinner, and of course dancing. The client typically will give us a majority of the music, if they so wish. Timing is everything.  A good DJ will fit all of your music requests in at the right times.  You should be able to put trust in your DJ to keep the dance floor rocking with great music.  The timing of when songs are played, is the key to a successful dance floor.  Experienced DJs know how to execute perfect timing! At Supersounds, these decisions would all be reviewed at your pre-wedding consultation with your DJ to make sure you all have the same expectations.



  1. How do you get the crowd going?  Your DJ should understand how to read a crowd, build energy, and keep that energy high.  Your DJ should also have the skills to blend the music between fast and slow in a way that keeps the most guests involved, and be able to determine who is dancing and who is not, and to adjust the music accordingly.
  1. What is your policy on guest requests?  Guest requests can be tricky if they aren’t aligned with the musical tastes of the bride and groom.  How do you handle this? What we do at Supersounds is allow the Bride and Groom to request the majority of their wedding music, if they so wish.  We want you to have the best party of your life and to dance, but not be concerned or to worry about is anyone going to dance to your next request? We like to allow for some flexibility so the DJ can bridge the bride and groom’s music with a few of their own (transition songs), and to allow some requests to be made by guests, provided they fit the vision that the bride and groom has for their wedding (i.e. are not a do-not-play song, or style of music). This takes all the pressure off the bride and groom to build the perfect playlist for all guests, and puts it on the DJ.  We want you to have the best party of your life and to dance, but not be concerned or to worry about is anyone going to dance to your next request? Guests are usually happier too if they can request a few songs at the reception. If the bride and groom script the music 100% then the DJ basically has to tell people making requests that the bride and groom have a scripted playlist and we are not accepting requests.   We have played at 100% scripted weddings, and will do 100% scripted weddings, but we have found that weddings that let the DJ have some flexibility are always  more successful.

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  • What type of sound equipment do you use and do you have backup equipment?



Equipment is very important.  The standard speakers that 90% of DJs use are JBL, Eon, and QSC –K-12s.  Professional grade equipment is important for great sound quality at the wedding. A DJ buying budget brand gear usually equates to budget brand DJing; moreover, high-end equipment is essential for doing once-in-a-lifetime events. Not only should good DJs have quality gear, professional DJs should carry back up mixers, backup media players, backup laptops, backup mics and backup speakers.  If quality brand name gear is not standard with your DJ, you may want to move on to the next vendor.  Supersound has two identical dj systems they bring to each wedding. One is for the reception and one is for the ceremony. In that way we have backup equipment onsite at all times and there are no gaps in the music between ceremony and cocktails, cocktails and dinner/dancing.



  1.  Do you guarantee a specific DJ and what is your backup plan in case the DJ is sick or unable to perform any other reason such as death in the family?  At Supersounds, we deal with this potentiality as follows. We have people request one DJ, and also a backup DJ.  If anything were to prevent your DJ from performing, your second choice would come in and cover the event.  We also have a network of DJs that work for us and we always have a backup DJ that is on call for each weekend.  Make sure that your DJ has a backup plan to cover your once-in-a-lifetime event should something unexpected occur.  I have been called 7-8 times in 2022 from frantic brides/grooms saying their dj bailed out on them the day before the wedding due to covid. Simply unacceptable but it happens way more than it should. Backup plan is key!!!! Especially with covid!!!



  1. Why should I hire your company over someone else’s?  What separates Supersounds from other DJ companies is the number of DJs we have to choose from, and the experience of those DJs.  Our staff has been with us for 5-20 years on average, with some having been with us for more than 25 years.  When it comes to music selection, skill, and knowledge, nothing is more important than experience.  I feel we have the strongest staff in the area.  I base this on our excellent reviews, exciting DJ videos, and the personal interactions our clients have with our DJs through phone calls or in-person meetings.  Our company has been in business for over 45 years, and we have not stayed in business that long by doing a poor job or by not treating people right.   Our reputation is everything, and we work hard at every event to continue to maintain that reputation.  A quote from an old DJ I knew told me inexpensive DJs are usually not great, and great DJs are usually not inexpensive.   We have done over 7,000 weddings in our 45-year career, and with each wedding we do we learn and grow as a company, and hopefully continue to set the standard for DJ excellence in New England.  We have DJed weddings at the Four Seasons in Boston, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, and in New York City.  We have even been asked to play in Hawaii. Getting asked to play outside of our regional zone is a tribute to the reputation of our DJs and our company. 



Grant Allendorf is the owner of Supersounds Entertainment, a full time entertainment company. He started Supersounds in 1978 at the height of the disco era.  Supersounds offers DJ services, videography, photo booths and lighting packages for weddings. He is a contributor to Vermont Bride magazine and several online publications. His son Ryan Allendorf is a full time employee and  the Supersounds office manager and lead video editor.

Supersounds Entertainment is the highest rated DJ Company on google in VT and one of the highest rated DJ companies on Wedding Wire.  Grant and  Ryan  can be reached at 802-899-2823 Monday-Friday from 8-5:00 or emailed at [email protected].

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Wedding Up-Lights!!!

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