Archive for January, 2011


Posted in Welcome on January 10, 2011 by mattgraumann


Hello, and thank you for visiting!

Cell:  805-501-3784

I’m Matt Graumann, and I hope you have as much fun browsing and reading as I did creating the stories.

…and my Wedding Wire reviews (Please read them carefully, and compare what my clients say, compared to other Mobile DJs, i.e. “They played good music.”): Wedding Wire reviews.

My Philosophy:

“You deserve attentive and personalized service from our first phone call through the last dance.”

The ingredients for a successful event include enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and a pleasant attitude.

        Seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter ringing in my ears makes me proud to be a part of this wonderful profession.”

Imagine This:

“Weddings are all about love! All of us are so busy these days that your wedding will feel like a big family reunion. Picture all of your friends, family, and relatives enjoying themselves catching up on friendships, laughing, and dancing the night away!

All too soon it’s time to say farewell, and start your new lives together. If I can help create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, I would be honored.”

My cell is 805-501-3784 if you prefer to text.

I’m also currently one of the Co-Directors of the ABC Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks local networking group along with Deanna Nash Events:

Photo Credit:  Jenny Quicksall Photography

Certificates, training, and workshops that have to be earned:


Wedding Entertainment Director:


Toastsmasters (Now an Advanced Communicator Gold):


Past local chapter President and National Secretary of the American Disc Jockey Association:


Active member and past member of event industry trade associations:



Please call or email for information regarding talent fees and date availability.  Dates are booked on a “first come, first served” basis.

All The Best,

Matt Graumann

All posts and content copyright 2022 Matt Graumann Entertainment

Matt and Anne’s “Kids”:  Princess, Ace, and Queue

(Photo credit: Dorien Vogelaar)

A special “Thank you” to Mark and Rebecca Ferrell for helping me to be the best that I can be for my clients!

Mark Ferrell Cheap DJ

Southern California Wedding Reception DJ Pricing Explained:


1.  Less than $999.99?:

No.  Just don’t.  Run!  It’s 2019.  Everybody has heard (or seen) at least one “Mobile DJ Horror Story.”  Don’t let a cheap DJ rip you off!

2.  $999.99 to $1495:  Usually a beginner, a hobbyist, “part time,” or a “subcontractor/employee” from a larger, “Multi Operator” DJ company/Agency that rents out, er, “hires out” other DJs.

Be sure to ask:  Larger companies may, or may not “assign” you a specific DJ for your wedding date.  Get everything in writing.

They probably won’t have a lot of experience hosting and entertaining.  Training usually is minimal or basic…so is their planning, wedding etiquette skills, and event direction.

Most likely will be “adequate” as an announcer, but not a true Master of Ceremonies.  Music knowledge and programming is typically more “Standardized.”

Results for your celebration will vary from “Forgettable” to “Average” to maybe even, “Good Enough.”

3.  $2,000 +

Usually are full time, single operators, who are passionate and dedicated to their craft, and have many years of wedding experience.  They are confident (not arrogant, nor “cocky”) in their abilities, and many will stand by their promises with a “money back guarantee.”

They have advanced training, public speaking and (appropriate) humor skills, continue to learn and improve, and are able to collaborate with you for any personalized ideas.

Music selection, programming, and mixing are at professional levels, and their sound system looks and sounds amazing!

These DJs are able to create special, memorable moments (GOOD ones, not the bad ones that end up on YouTube!), and are at your service for questions, planning, and your overall “Peace of Mind.”

And, your celebration is going to be FUN!

4.  $1,000,000:  Tiesto, Vanilla Ice, Calvin Harris…

In every industry, there are exceptions to the rule.

Also, options and enhancements like ceremony services, uplighting, dance lighting, and photo booths are sometimes available, or you could look for other companies that specialize in these services.

Not everyone gets to plan and host a wonderful celebration like you and your families are doing, so even though things might seem pretty hectic, good luck in your search, and be sure to enjoy the journey!

From my April 11th, 2015 couple – Sherwood Country Club:



Sure, I have many “5 Star Reviews.”  …Just like many other Mobile DJs.

But then, sometimes a “5 Year Anniversary Thank You Note” arrives: