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 DJs 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 our Facebook Page - 5.0 Rating

DJ Richard was amazing! He stuck to to our preferred playlist. He was not only on time the day of but arrived early and was very responsive during the planning process! He provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception which required 3 separate setups. Everything went smoothly and DJ Richard was great at reading the crowd! I would highly recommend him!

Christine Wheeler - Bride - Celebrations at the Bay  - Pasadena Maryland - April 14th, 2018


Posted on Wedding Wire - 5.0 Rating

Event Entertainment is an excellent company. Dave made my husband and I feel at ease from the beginning of our wedding planning. We chose Richard as our DJ, Carroll as our photographer, and Alex as our videographer. The whole team responded quickly to all of our questions. Richard had our guests on the dance floor for the entire reception. Carroll took so many wonderful pictures. Alex did a fabulous job on our wedding video. Our wedding pictures and video were received extremely fast. All of them made us feel very special. We are so happy and thankful that we picked this vendor for our wedding!

Tiffany Hudson - Bride - The Villa  - Calverton Maryland - July 8th, 2017


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