About Gary

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Gary is a professional DJ and MC with over 25 years and thousands of events to his credit. Music has always been a major part of his life. Growing up, motown and soul music were number one on Gary’s playlist. Gary was a teen in the 80’s and grew to love the music of his generation. Influenced by his parents, he also came to love the sounds of country music, as well as big band tunes. He is constantly updating himself on the newest music trends and embraces all genres of music, making Gary a natural disc jockey. 

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After the first 15 years as a full time DJ, Gary expanded his business to offer sound and lighting for stage events. Eventually, adding video projection and production to the growing AV business. This direction led to creating a new company, AVP, Advanced Visual Production. However, opportunities arose and Gary moved onto creating another business, RVAV. His lifetime of experience will ensure that your event is handled professionally and seamlessly.

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Tracy
1 Review
11/19/2016
5.0
Gary travelled to Nags Head, NC to DJ our wedding. He set up speakers on the beach for our ceremony, did uplighting and hung cafe lights in reception room, which all looked great! He was very professional and kept the party going. I highly recommend him!

Category: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Diane
1 Review
10/10/2016
5.0
Gary Gauldin goes the extra mile for his clients! Our son and his bride-to-be had a wedding scheduled on October 9 in Nags Head, North Carolina and despite a challenging situation and a tropical storm prediction, Gary insisted on honoring his commitment and headed out to do the event. We had told him we were currently without power the morning of the wedding, but he replied he had a generator that would play his equipment. Well not only did he manage to arrive with a generator large enough to run the whole house, but he also stayed an extra day as the wedding was delayed due to the effects of Hurricane Mathew. While not the wedding we had envisioned, it was wonderful, intimate and lovely and our guests danced the night away! Gary did a wonderful and professional job – going way above and beyond what we had any right to expect from any vendor. I recommend him highly for a fun, and professionally done event!

Category: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Private User
1 Review
Recently Married
5.0
My guests raved about his music selection. For some good humor, he even threw in “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” as the rain sprinkled down on our dance floor. And many continued to dance while Gary’s music never stopped! He arrived hours before the event and was totally self-sufficient with his own tent and table. Book him!

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Bethany
1 Review
05/14/2016
5.0
If you are looking for a good quality professional DJ this is your man! Not only is he talented as a DJ he has a wide variety of sound and lighting to enhance the experience. We would absolutely use him again! You will not be disappointed!

Category: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Asya
2 Reviews
05/07/2016
5.0
Gary was just fantastic. We booked him almost a year in advance and spoke before the event to iron out the details. I had one rule: I did not want another Bat Mitzvah! I had one 15 years ago, and it was fantastic, but I wanted my wedding to have a much different feel. I wanted my family, my parents’ friends, and my friends to be happy and on the dancefloor the entire night … and thanks to Gary, that’s exactly what happened. Gary took the time to speak with me and prepare the songs for my ceremony, assuaging all my fears about music running out or not being long enough for the processional. It was perfect. He was also so helpful with the father/daughter dance … my dad and I wanted to do a surprise and mix two songs to surprise our family and friends with a dance we had been choreographing. I asked Gary to mix the song before the wedding so we had time to practice before the big day, and he was very helpful, making several edits until it was perfect. I wanted to surprise the groom with an acoustic song … and guess what? Gary was incredibly helpful with that as well. Everything went so smoothly: the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the surprises, and the reception, all the way until the end of the night. It was such a pleasure working with Gary, and I hope I find another excuse to throw a big party, just to have the chance to work with him again!

Category: DJ
Services Used: Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, MC, Microphones
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Anne
7 Reviews
04/02/2016
5.0
We booked Gary based on reviews on wedding wire and seeing his online planning forms which were awesome to have for planning all of our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music! He has a great music selection and can get any requests he doesn’t already have. We requested some Irish Celtic music a day or two before the wedding and he was able to download it for our cocktail hour, which was a great addition to the wedding. The music selection he has is FABULOUS and he did a great job mixing a wide variety of music throughout the evening for us. The dance floor was full from the time we finished dinner, it was such an awesome fun evening of music and dancing I would absolutely recommend him to others!

Category: Ceremony Music, DJ
Services Used: Microphones, Sound/PA System, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC
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Lisa
1 Review
10/04/2015
5.0
Gary was awesome!! He was so helpful with everything! Making my day just as special and as fun as I wanted! Music at my wedding was at the top of my list and I am so glad I had Gary! He found all of the songs that I wanted, played exactly at the right time and made it perfect! I will always remember my wedding day, but most of all, I will remember the fun I had dancing with my new hubby, my family and my friends! Thanks to Gary!!!

Category: DJ
Services Used: Microphones, Sound/PA System, Uplighting
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Jackie
1 Review
10/03/2015
5.0
Gary DJed my wedding at the Irvine Estate, he was AMAZING. Firstly, the website setup and planning forms are SO helpful! I was able to add songs ahead of time as they came to mind and the song library is incredibly extensive. Our first dance song was a cover from a relatively unknown band, but Gary was able to get the song without any problems. On top of playing the songs on my “must play” list, he made sure that the other songs he played were the same sound/rhythm/style as the “must play” ones and it was a HUGE hit. I got so many compliments on how good the music was (thanks Gary!). Even our older relatives were breaking it down on the dance floor! Gary was on top of everything and was perfect as the master of ceremonies. I’m one thousand percent happy with our choice for Gary as our DJ and I would go out of my way to book him for any other events that we would need a DJ for.

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Private User
1 Review
1+ year ago
5.0
Terrific MC and DJ. Very professional and easy to work with on your big day! Highly Recommend.

Category: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Michele
5 Reviews
09/25/2015
5.0
DJ Gary was FANTASTIC. Gary played our wedding last weekend and we couldn’t be happier. Gary was responsive, helpful, friendly, and more than that – he put our minds at ease. He knew our venue well as he had played other weddings there in the past, which was really reassuring. The style of music was spot-on and seriously, I’ve never been to a wedding where people danced so much! Our wedding was a truly amazing party, and I credit so much of that to Gary. He knew exactly what music to play during dinner – loud enough to enjoy, but quiet enough that people could still converse easily – and then what music to play to get people out on the dance floor. When people had been dancing a couple of hours and were starting to fall off the dance floor, he knew how to change the tone to give people a break for a while, and then he knew exactly how to ramp it back up with an awesome fun classic to give everyone their second wind. I can’t recommend Gary highly enough – he truly made our wedding night the most fun night of our lives. THANK YOU GARY!!!

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Courtney
2 Reviews
09/19/2015
5.0
We were so lucky to have Gary as our wedding DJ! He makes working with him so easy – He has a very detailed planning sheet for you to fill out so you know he’s one step ahead of you all night and playing the right songs at the right time. Every time Gary and I spoke over the phone, he was very nice and professional. He even sent us recent play lists from other weddings similar to ours to help us choose our songs. He did music and AV for our ceremony and reception (along with lighting) and everything was on point. At the wedding, he was on time and just as nice and professional as he was over the phone. He had our whole crowd dancing and having so much fun I reserved him for an extra hour. I would absolutely recommend Gary for your wedding.

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Kelsey
7 Reviews
07/11/2015
5.0
Gary saved the day for our wedding! We had issues with our previous DJ and had to cancel our contract within a month of our wedding day (talk about freak out!). We were put in contact through another DJ company (Colonial DJs) and he was available and more than willing to help us out. Gary answered all of our phone calls and e-mails promptly and we were able to meet with him when we came to Richmond to do some other wedding plans right before the wedding. Gary has an amazing personality and was fantastic during all aspects of planning and the day of. Gary helped make sure we had all of the songs we wanted and everything happened when it needed. We ended up running behind schedule at the wedding and Gary popped by our table to check with us about making some changes to the schedule he thought would work well and continue the night running smoothly. Once people got out on the dance floor, no one left. He was able to read the crowd and decide what songs from our recommendations and his lists would be best. We really could not have asked for a better end to a terrible situation. Gary was amazing and will definitely help you have a smooth ceremony and a fun reception.

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Private User
3 Reviews
1+ year ago
5.0
Gary was one of the the best choices we made in vendors at our wedding. We were very nervous about having a corny or cheesy DJ experience and Gary was perfect! His years of experience in the DJ and AV business really shined through on our wedding night. My brother in law played our first dance song and Gary had everything ready to go in terms of AV equipment. Gary was also very conscious of the sound quality during the ceremony and of course during the reception. He provided lavaliere microphones for the ceremony which worked out perfect as our wedding was outside. He also was very receptive to our taste in music and filled in the gaps perfectly. We had a number of compliments throughout the evening on his performance as well as the playlist! I would highly recommend Gary to any couple!!! He is easy to work with, very receptive to requests, fairly priced, and all around good guy.

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Rebecca
6 Reviews
05/10/2015
5.0
Gary was great! Music sounded great and lights were a awesome bonus! We had an outdoor ceremony and added on the extra system and it helped a lot for guests in the back to hear. He was professional and dressed well. His announcements were clear and you could understand them (not everytime you hear a DJ speak over a system can you under stand them). If I had another event where I needed a DJ, no doubt in my mind I would have Gary back!

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Brian
1 Review
09/06/2014
5.0
Gary was AWESOME! My wife and I couldn’t have asked for better service from Gary. He handled our ceremony music, set us up with microphones for the groom and the pastor, and did a phenomenal job at the reception. We expected a good time when we decided to go with Gary, but what we got was like a full on concert. My wife and I describe our wedding reception now to people we see as the best party we’ve ever been to. Gary definitely made that happen.
Trust me, not your normal DJ. Gary is a true professional, passionate about his work and about your event. He will not disappoint.

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Chris
1 Review
06/21/2014
5.0
I had researched several DJ’s for our wedding. We contacted Gary and set up a date to meet in person. Gary was very informative and genuine. His love for what he does really comes through. We clicked and he was booked. Our wedding day came and Gary did such a wonderful job. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed the music and what a great job he did for us. Gary is top notch and we were lucky to have booked him. He truly made our day even more special. Thanks so much Gary. Chris and Steph

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Music Suggestions

With a nearly Limitless Music Collection 50,000 songs and growing I have almost everything. Still, many people are looking for ideas for the music, here is a link to the most requested songs as compiled by DJ Intelligence and Mobile Beat Magazine. I hope these may help you in creating your custom request playlist.

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Wedding song suggestions