Nice to meet you!
Hi! I'm Eric - founder and sole owner/operator of Surf & Sound Events, LLC. I'm so glad you've stopped by!
Surf & Sound Events, LLC was officially founded in 2014, but the story goes back much further than that. I have always been a lover of music, both listening and playing. Guitar, bass, and drums have all been passions for a long time, and I also do my fair share of singing. I've also spent plenty of time behind the soundboard in various musical settings.
Since 2006 my full-time job has been working with InterVarsity as a campus minister. Over the years I've attended many weddings of former students, and numerous times I was asked to either run sound for the ceremony, or set up a PA system to be used at the reception.
My friends Chris and Sarah asked me to be the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at their reception a while back. I figured I knew the sound system part, I knew the MC part, I knew good music, I knew how to keep track of the details involved in a reception, and I knew what reception guests wanted (and didn't want) from a wedding DJ, so I agreed. That would be one of the best decisions I would ever make! I received many compliments and had a fantastic time doing it. So thanks to Chris and Sarah for taking a risk on me! (And thanks to Lindsey Fauver Photography for encouraging me to take the leap and start the business!)
After that it was an easy decision to invest in top-tier sound equipment to really put together a professional and elegant reception.
In 2018 I rediscovered my love of playing acoustic guitar and singing, and in January of 2020 I launched my Live Music service.
Surf & Sound is based in Newport News, VA. I regularly provide services to Coastal and Central Virginia. Travel outside of these areas may be available upon request - contact me for more details.
The mission of Surf & Sound Events, LLC is to provide friendly, professional, and excellent DJ, Live Music, and Sound services at YOUR upcoming event!