Ron Hernandez - DJ, Emcee
Spinning at one of our favorite spots - The Commons in Topsfield, MA
Ron Hernandez is a seasoned veteran with over 22 years of DJ experience. What’s more, he’s been involved with deejaying since 1978. He has performed at hundreds of weddings and other events, and still loves to meet new clients. He prides himself in providing superior customer service, a professional presentation, and the most memorable party atmosphere to be encountered by all. From his pre-event consultations to his on-site conduct at the reception venue, you will surely be impressed by Ron’s professionalism, style, and tastes.
Ron has always loved music and entertaining people, and brings his years of experience to every function. His music knowledge is extraordinary. Music has always been his first passion, and he’s worked as a DJ throughout New England, performing at weddings, birthdays, parties, nightclubs, and radio. He has played at some of New England’s premier venues and has honed his ability to read a crowd and keep the dance floor full. Ron truly believes that he has been very successful over the years because of his mix style, fun yet non-overbearing personality, and his instinctive ability to tailor the music to suit any occasion.
He is also a very skilled emcee and public speaker. Ron’s experience in function emceeing assures his announcements will be delivered clearly and confidently, but he never oversteps his boundaries, and lets the music do the talking.
Finally, Ron also recognizes that he is not there to be the main attraction, or center of attention. So you will never find him talking over the music, playing games, wearing costumes, or teaching line dances, a DJ stereotype that Ron strives to avoid. He has always worked under the philosophy that if you play the right mix, the music will bring the guests to the dance floor.
Testimonials for Ron Hernandez
Kristen & Frank - Wedding, September 2012 (Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, MA)
"DJ Ron did a wonderful job at our wedding! He mixed in all our different requets. We had a small reception (35-40 people) and we were worried about keeping the dance floor packed. DJ Ron did a perfect job and the dance floor was busy all night!"
Stefani L - Wedding, August 2011 (Saphire Estate, Sharon, MA)
Posted on Yelp, 08-14-11
"AMAZING job! We had Ron and he was the best! Everyone kept telling me all night that he was the best wedding DJ ever! He could have not done a better job! They are priced very fair and do an awesome job! I recommend for any wedding!!!"
Tonja - Wedding, October 2010 (Willowdale Estate, Andover, MA)
"Ron was excellent. He was exactly what I was looking for and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to another bride. As I had told him, our party did not need any help getting to the dance floor! Ron listened and just read the crowd and the type of music they wanted to hear. I had an amazing time and cannot thank Ron enough for his services. Please feel free to have anyone call me if they ever need a recommendation."
Matt & Veronica - Wedding, September 2010 (Cyprian Keyes CC, Boylston, MA)
"Hands down, the best DJ's we've ever worked with!
C-Zone had been the DJ for all of our company's holiday parties for the last 5 years. Our experience had been that the quality of DJ service from C-Zone was consistently excellent. Greg (C-Zone), always conducted himself professionally, chose appropriate and tasteful music, was able to seamlessly adapt to our groups' needs and requests, and always made transitions that brought guests from cocktails, to dinner, to dancing with ease.
It was because of this that we had C-Zone on a very short list of DJ's for our wedding. Because of a scheduling conflict, Greg was not available, but was able to recommend Ron, assuring us that he was experienced, professional, and perfect for our needs. After meeting with Ron, we quickly realized that he knew weddings. Having dealt with lots of vendors in a short amount of time, we must say that Ron was on top of things. He was punctual, organized, professional, helpful, and really patient. We quickly ironed out the details of our reception, which helped to put us at ease with all of the other planning we had to do.
C-Zone has an extensive music collection, and really helpful planning documents that help to frame out the reception music. We actually adapted their template for use in planning out the whole schedule of activities. C-Zone and Ron helped us to work out the logistics and ensured that we'd covered everything. Not only did they have all of the music we wanted (including some obscure Spanish songs), they had a ton of other great stuff in their arsenal.
On the day of the event, Ron was on-site, set up well in advance, and was ready to go before the first guest arrived. His equipment was first rate, and impressive. He was the consummate professional. Many people fear that the DJ/MC will detract from the atmosphere, or distract people with unnecessary cheesiness, but Ron did a great job MC'ing and DJ'ing in such a subtle way. The music and introductions went perfectly.
We didn't provide a ton of instruction regarding what songs to play, but instead gave Ron basic feedback about how we wanted the evening to unfold. He took it from there, and the results were fantastic. The music during the cocktail hour, and leading into dinner was subtle, but not "elevator music". As people transitioned into dancing, Ron definitely felt the crowd out, and quickly adapted to what worked. In addition, he was able to flawlessly work in the few requests we had made, as well as those of people who came up to him. The true indicator for us was that the dance-floor was full all-night, and that many of our friends and relatives who don't usually dance were out there.
Sincerely, we couldn't have asked for a better experience from a DJ. Everyone noted that the music was superb, and made the wedding that much more special. We would highly recommend the live music option for the cocktail/dinner portion of the wedding. The caliber of music is incredible, and is a really classy touch. We get this every year for our party, and it's worth it every time. We regret not doing this for our wedding."
Janean & Andy - Wedding, May 2010 (Andover Country Club)
"We're back and we just wanted to thank you for being a fantastic DJ!!! The night was awesome and you did a great job. I appreciate how thorough you were and meeting up with us before the introductions to make sure you had everything perfect. You were such a professional and it really meant the world to us. It was all great we will absolutely recommend C-Zone and you specifically to others."
Barbara & Bob - Wedding, May 2010 (Groveland Fairways)
"We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed having you as the DJ at our daughter's wedding last Saturday. You were such a professional and provided a great atmosphere for the reception. You lived out your advertisement in making the bride and groom the main attraction. Several people commented on your fine work and will remember you when they need a DJ for an event. Thank you again so much. It was a pleasure working with you!"
Cathy & Danny - Wedding, April 2010
"We want to thank you so much for the great job you did at our wedding. Both Danny and I were very happy with your performance. You kept us entertained and you kept our guests happy as well. I know my family is a little crazy but you did a great job. We both loved working with you. You made it such a relaxing experience since we knew we could rely on you. I just hope next year when we throw a party for my parents we can book you for our DJ. Thank you again so much! Good luck in everything you do!"
Natalie & Dominic - Wedding, August 2009 (The Woodstock Inn, Vermont)
"Our initial call with C-Zone Music seemed very professional and fit our style. Ron, our DJ, was easy to work with, very flexible and made us feel comfortable going into our day. Ron adapted very well to requests & crowd response. We have never seen so much dancing at a wedding. Ron quickly adapted to logistics with the venue, immediately set up extra equipment without an issue, to the point Dom and I didn't even have to be involved… perfect! We were so pleased with the service and the outcome. Our family and friends had such a terrific time and danced the night away. Thank you so much, we will definitely be passing the word along about how great you guys were to work with."
Anne & James - Wedding, August 2009 (Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA)
"We had a wonderful experience with C-Zone Music! From the very start, Greg answered all of our questions and was kind, professional & helpful. Ron, our DJ, also provided lots of help throughout the planning process and we really enjoyed working with him. He was professional, knowledgeable, and really listened to the type of music we were looking for. At the event itself, Ron was very friendly, professional, and did an excellent job of tailoring the music to fit our crowd. Our guests proved a little more difficult to get on the dance floor than we thought and Ron did a wonderful job of selecting songs to keep them on the dance floor. We were really impressed with how he selected those songs while respecting the types of music we told him we preferred. Thank you so much for a great experience!"
Megan Donahue - Wedding, November 2008 (Shaker Hills, Harvard, MA)
"My experience before the event was great due to Ron's wonderful customer service. At the wedding he was appropriate at all times, and while present, not the star of the reception. His music choices were great - as was the volume! I was really happy with the way everything turned out. Ron was great at the event - he played all of our favorites, at the perfect time. Everyone had an amazing time! He was also quick to help out with a last minute father/daughter dance switch which made the moment easier! Ron is a true professional and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a fun, classy event."
Deb & Mike - Wedding, July 2008 (Salvatore's, Lawrence, MA)
"We really liked Ron's approach when we got together. He was very professional, a pleasure to deal with and worked with our special requests. Everybody enjoyed Ron and his mix of music. We had such a great time that we even paid for an extra hour and could have even danced longer. The customization and ability to play the right music at the right time was excellent!"
Megan & Tony - Wedding, July 2008 (Hawk Resort, Plymouth, VT)
"We had great communication with Ron via email, phone and in person. He answered all of our concerns and the music selections were well thought out. The events of the night went smoothly, everything was perfect. Ron definitely knew how to read the crowd and kept the energy up. We did not have to worry about Ron or Marcus, the conga player, the whole night. They were all smiles and were such an awesome addition to our celebration."
Andrea & Mark Leone - Wedding, November 2007
"We met with Ron in advance where he answered our questions… I liked that he replied very quickly. I was nervous that no one would dance, but everyone got up and danced, even people I’ve never seen dance. We were so pleased with Ron’s selection of music and professionalism, and would recommend him & the company to our friends. I would also like to say that I was pleased with your professionalism, Greg, and your fast response time to my questions. Thank you! Andrea & Mark Leone"
Jacqueline Sousa - Wedding, July 2007
"Fabulous! My guests loved every moment on the dance floor – no cheesey music! It was raining that day so they made every effort to make the music happen. You guys made my wedding! My guests danced all night and everyone commented on the tasteful music selection! It was perfect!"
Robert Mahoney - Wedding, June 2007
"Ron answered all of our questions in a timely manner and provided helpful answers. He played a good mix of Spanish and American music, which is exactly what we wanted. Ron’s performance was excellent. He was very professional and conducted himself with integrity."
Chris & Alyse - Wedding, June 2007
"Hi Ron and Greg - We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to say thank you SO much for making our event special! The musicians were great and they did an excellent job, setting just the right tone for the cocktail reception and dinner. And Ron – you were nothing short of amazing! You did an excellent job and we received many comments like, "This is the first wedding where I haven’t left the dance floor" and "This is the greatest DJ ever" and "If I ever get married, I am going to make sure this guy is my DJ"! Smiles all around. We were particularly impressed by the way that you took our suggestions, accepted requests from the guests, and added your own songs. Everything worked so well. We’re sorry that we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye that night. We are very grateful for all your hard work. If C-Zone ever needs any references or testimonials, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks again! Chris and Alyse"
Trish Bartlett - Corporate Holiday Party, January 2007
"Wonderful!!! Ron did everything humanly possible to get folks up on the dance floor! Ron was great!! We had a range of ages and personalities and he played a variety of music, which ensured people got onto the dance floor and danced. Ron went above and beyond!! C-Zone and Ron were fabulous… from the first contact onwards… I would not to hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
Julie & Greg Auclair - Wedding, July 2006
"Ron was a complete professional, had a lot of great suggestions for us to consider and was more than willing to work with me and my requests… only wish we could have heard more!!! We also loved the acoustic guitar during our ceremony. We were so pleased with C-Zone, they were terrific – the entire experience was thoroughly enjoyable! We would recommend C-Zone to anyone!"
Jeremy & Vicki Tobin - Wedding, October 2005
"Hi Ron! I just wanted to write and let you know that you and your assistant did an AMAZING job at our wedding! Jeremy and I are so pleased with your service. I really appreciate your assistant's help in keeping me focused and on schedule too. We had sooooo much fun largely in part to our great DJ! Thanks again! - Vicki Tobin P.S. If you need any client references, be sure to include me!"