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.

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. 

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

DJ Jarryd Audette

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 

DJ Paul Pecor

I started at Supersounds 26 years ago as a High School Senior. I started 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!

DJ Charlie Rice

I have forty years of experience as an entertainer. I began as the lead singer of Downpour, one of Northern New England’s premier dance bands. My experience with diverse audiences, and many years of performances led me to develop my DJ skill to a highly specialized entertainment service. If you hire me as your Vermont Wedding DJ, you're assured the highest levels of professionalism and conduct, plus a memorable experience that will have both you and your guests more than satisfied!

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!!!

Vermont DJ - Matthew 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 gifted 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!

Vermont DJ Matt Emery 2021-03-09 20-23-20 on Vimeo

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.


My Family--circa 2011

Featured Vermont Wedding DJ: Duane Dakin

A Word From DJ Duane on his experience and why he will take your event to the next level!

Hi, my name is DJ Duane, and I have worked as a DJ at SuperSounds since 2000. In that time I have amassed a repertoire of more than two-thousand events! As the company’s manager from 2008-2018, there is not an event, style, or theme I haven’t performed at with top-notch results. Today I specialize mostly with weddings as the chosen “primary lead DJ” for Grant at the Mansfield Barn Wedding Venue. There are numerous online videos of me at work, and over twenty evaluations on Wedding Wire.

If you choose to have me do your event I will dot my “I’s and cross my “T’s” as I have done for hundreds of others.  There is NO substitute for experience on your big day!

Featured Vermont Wedding DJ Jeff Springer

DJ Jeff Springer

Hi “MY NAME IS JEFF.” I have served all varieties of events and groups for years.  I have worked with crowds of 500 adults to 500 teenagers. I have done small parties to large weddings. I have DJ’d and MC’d all types of events and know it is my job to make your party a success for you and your guests.  If you want a DJ who will serve you with excellence and create great memories, then I am your guy!  I will give you what you want and understand you and your wedding needs.  I can adjust to your requests on the spot, will be prepared for everything, and service your event with the highest quality. I am approachable, caring, empathetic, fun, and honest, love to make others happy, and help you have a great time!  The day is your day, and I will make it your best day!

DJ Jeff & His Familiy at the Burlington Waterfront