Dj Richard

Dj Rich Hayes





DJ Richard Hayes is a native of Queens, N.Y.  While growing up in New York City and attending one of the popular high schools in the urban New York area, it allowed him the opportunity to be exposed to many of the hip-hop and other talented performers which are very successful today. Attending many of the hottest house music clubs such as the famous Garage nightclub, Studio 54 Richard watched famous DJ’s such as Larry Levan and Shep Pettibone, It inspired his love for music and encouraged him to learn the craft of becoming a professional Disc-jockey. He began his career in 1979 doing many block parties and sound for park events.  His skills and love of music afforded him the contract for the largest employee union DC-37 for all the New York City workers, and many other events. Since 2004 he has relocated to the Baltimore, Maryland area where he continues his career as a professional DJ performing at weddings and corporate events. He also does events for entertainment cruises such as the Spirit Of Washington and Odyssey cruises which allow him the opportunity to be able to perform for a diversified audience. Richard has a musical library which would accommodate every genre that any client would desire.








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Posted on Wedding Wire - 5.0 Rating

DJ Richard was fantastic. Not only does he know music, but he also knows weddings. For my daughter's wedding, DJ Richard provided the ceremony music and the reception music. Using the site provided by Event Entertainment to make music selections was perfect. We made our choices and that's really all DJ Richard needed. We did talk briefly before the event, but because he has a lot of experience with weddings, planning the event did not require a lot of interaction. During the wedding, he helped us stay on task by asking questions when he didn't think we had all the steps. I can't say enough about his contribution to the success of the wedding. The music was right for the audience, a mixture of young and old. We partied the night away and he helped make this happen. I would DEFINITELY hire him again!
Carroll was the photographer. He, too, was experienced and creative. He worked unnoticed, yet captured all the key photos. He was very professional and created several special moments with the rings, wedding shoes, cake, etc. Both the DJ and Photographer were on time and lived up to the terms of the contract. If you want experienced professionals for your wedding, Event Entertainment provides great services.

Linda Paige - Mother of the Bride - The Villa  - Calverton Maryland - April 29th, 2017


Email Sent:

Good afternoon Dave,

Richard was amazing, on time, professional and did and outstanding job. You all live up to your words of "exceeding expectations". 

Thank you and please thank DJ Richard as well for making out day, a day we will never forget. 

Stephen J. Stewart 

Stephen J Stewart - Groom - The Villa  - Calverton Maryland - October 10th, 2014


Posted on Wedding Wire - 4.9 Rating

When I first met DJ Richard, he told me that he knew how to read the crowd and how to keep the dance floor filled with people. He delivered on both points! I saw family members who don't normally dance get on the dance floor and enjoy themselves. He was also very professional. He called me a few days before my wedding to go over the outline of the day. Overall, I was extremely happy with his services!

Eldridge Davis - Groom - Celebrations at the Bay  - Pasadena Maryland - April 20th, 2013


Posted on Wedding Wire - 5.0 Rating

DJ Rich was awesome! He kept us dancing all night long. We had seniors to toddlers tearing it up on the dance floor. DJ Rich handled our special request for African music in stride and made sure we had a truly multi-cultural wedding. He is open to song requests , he even let one of our aunties borrow his headphones for a special song request. If you want to have the best party ever, hire DJ Rich.

Tony Wambugu - Groom - Eubie Blake Cultural Center - Baltimore Maryland - March 9th, 2013


Dear Richard Hayes,  We cannot go without saying how much we have enjoyed having you DJ our 2008 and 2011 Holiday Events. You do an amazing job of keeping people on the dance floor. Your professionalism, music mix and flow during the events, helped to create the fun, party environment that our guests were seeking.  You’re being able to make a decision by just observing the atmosphere/guests in the absence of the host/planner, is very comforting. That's the type of professionalism every event host or planner need when working with a DJ. You certainly know how to keep the guest entertained.  This year we added a Theme to our Holiday Party, “The Roaring Twenties – Jazz Age” and you were able to provide us with music from that era and other era’s upon request.  During the event, I walked around and asked random guest for feedback about the DJ, and everyone absolutely loved the music and had a wonderful time.  May you take comfort in knowing that, I will certainly recommend you to anyone who needs a fabulous DJ! It was also a pleasure meeting your wife and her friend.  Sincere thanks for helping to make the entertainment at our Holiday Parties a success. Wishing you and your family a Holiday filled with love and remembrance of the true reason for this Holiday's Season! 

Kim A. Ellis-Jones
Sr. Executive Administrator and Holiday Event Planner Daycon Products Company, Inc.
Dear Richard:
I just wanted to thank you again for your DJing last night on 1/12/11. The kids are still raving about how much they loved the DJ. " If  you would ever like to use me as a reference, please feel free to do so.
PS: I have NO idea what they were doing on the dance floor.
John Wilwol
Dear Richard
Thanks so much for helping to make my family reunion a success!  While planning our 2006 reunion, one of my goals was to bridge the gap between our younger and older generations. The entire weekend's events were planned with this in mind and you were "in tune."  Your mix of old school and new was the perfect combination and it fit perfectly with my reunion theme. From age 7 to 77, your music was enjoyed by everyone in attendance. From the first song to the last, the dance floor was filled with family members (young and old) dancing, laughing, reconnecting and having fun.
Thanks again for helping to make our dinner banquet a "classy production."
Jeanie Reid
Budget Analyst
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Richard is a fantastic DJ and an experienced professional. He listened carefully to all of our requests and played a great mix of music at our wedding. He kept the party going throughout the night and got people of all ages out on the dance floor. Richard has a wonderful, rich bass voice and a great sense of humor. Our guests all had very positive things to say about him, we enjoyed working with Richard and we recommend him without reservation.
--David Bauckham and Emily Schuster
(Married July 17, 2005

Dear Ms. Grimm:
My husband and I were looking at the wedding video yesterday and we both remarked about what an excellent job Richard did at our wedding reception on January 16th, 1999. First I want to say that all my family agree with us that Richard was terrific, he watched the crowd and kept the evening going. He orchestrated the events (first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss etc) with care and charm. I didn't realize until I watched the video, how much he conducted the entire evening from start to finish. Second I want to tell you that everyone danced, young , old in a cast, with a cane, people got up and had a ball. The one complaint for the evening is that the music was so good that people barely had time to eat. Richard took requests, stuck to the time and never missed a beat all night. He truly took care of us throughout the evening and I know everyone had a BLAST. We highly recommend your services to anyone needing a Disc Jockey to do an excellent job. We were very very pleased, and we thank you for creating a reception that many will remember with great joy for a long time.
Dono Canales-Higgins


Dear Richard
My husband and I had no idea what music to play at our wedding on 1/16/99 since we were having such a diverse crowd. We left the entire thing in DJ Richard's hands and we were not disappointed! He read the crowd and got everyone involved in the festivities. It was very satisfying to see everyone dancing and having a great time. His professionalism and assistance in guiding us throughout the wedding was superb. I highly would recommend him to anyone for their event. --- Jennifer and Bob Sidney.     

Hi Richard
Michael and I want to thank you for honoring us on our special day with your beautiful music. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and if we need a D.J. in the future, we will be calling you, and we passed your name around to others couples as well. Sorry we have not spoken, but we have just been enjoying each other; especially since Michael retired. Thank you again and give your lovely wife our love. Love Michael & Rubye - June 10, 2006.