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Sonny Heller's Music Box

Plan a Dream! Create a Memory!

Call Today at 785-272-3654

Serving a 160 mile radius of Topeka since the 70's. Previously touring southeast Nebraska, westen Missourit to the Ozarks, and throughout Kansas.

Talented Live Entertainer located in Topeka

As your emcee and dj I provide custom music and lighting for your entertainment. Your event is important not only to you but for me also!

Previously I ran a multi-DJ company and downsized to just myself to guarantee the customer the expertise and service expected when contracted.

Keep Your Guests Happy

Let's face it: It's hard to keep people engaged for hours at a time, and when you're the host the last thing you want to see is bored, uninterested faces. Rather than stress, leave the entertainment in the very capable hands of myself. By hiring a live dj and professional entertainer you will get to focus on the details needed to keep your party running smoothly, all the while knowing that your guests are being taken care of.

Call today to turn your upcoming event into a huge success.

I maintain communication with my clients up to and throughout the event to ensure it goes smoothly. If you have other event planners helping out, I am more than happy to collaborate and provide individualized attention to help coordinate the affair.



But let's not forget the music! With thousands of song selections, I'm almost sure to have just what you're looking for. (The current CD library contains an excess of 55,000 songs as of12-15-14.) I will purchase any Spotlight / Special Dance song requested if received in advance. The Music Box is a professional sound system and is comprised of high-end, state-of-the-art professional equipment.

More importantly than even the music, I consider myself a pro at tailoring the tone of the event to the guests and type of occasion. And that's one of the many reasons I enjoy a high level of repeat customers and referrals.

I am also the lead sound technician for Jam4Dan, a charity fundraiser and numerous function requiring sound equipment and technical services. For more information see www.jam4dan.com.

So whether you're looking for an outgoing DJ to interact with people or a more conservative, low-key, DJ you can count on me to provide a classy yet fun atmosphere, especially without being tacky!

Call me today to reserve me for your event.

Consultation is free!

Contact Me Today

Why Choose Me?

For Brides: Free Wedding Reception & Wedding Ceremony format information/planners and examples.
I will provide you with an Excel list ot the CD library.
1st Established DJ Entertainment Service in the Topeka Area.
Professional Musician & Sound Tech.
Life Member of the American Federation of Musicians".
Sonny Heller's Music Box

4518 SW 29th Terrace
Topeka, KS 66614




A blog from Harrington Photography in Topeka, KS.





Subject: Topeka DJ - Sonny Heller

Harrington Photography

Topeka, Kansas



Today I want to vary the basic format of this blog a bit to talk about the search for excellence and what it has to do with being a DJ at a wedding and how it relates to being a photographer. This last Saturday we had the privilege of photographing a great couple just outside of Meriden, more of that in my next post!

The DJ pictured below, I am sure many will recognize. This is not necessarily to endorse any one DJ but to make a point I thought about Saturday as I was taking images while he played his tunes. I first have to say I've known this DJ, in the photo for as long as we have been photographing weddings (~17 years) and I have never known him to be late or miss a gig. I used to see him at many more weddings than I do now, he is busy and still doing well. He also used to have a sign with the name of his company but I'm guessing he feels as though he's been around so long that surely everyone knows who he is. Just as the number of photographers has increased so have the number of people doing DJ services part-time. He charges more than most DJ's in the area but not exponentially more.

The first thing to notice is the size of the speakers he brings! Do you need woofers that big? The next thing you can't see but he is quick to tell you are that he drives his system with two amplifiers one for the top end and one just for the low end. How this translates is that the music that he plays fills the room without sounding overdriven or tinny. Many DJ's today work much lighter, they use much smaller systems. Sometimes other DJ's announcements are not very distinct. This DJ though, has set up sound systems for many important functions over the years in and around the area in addition to being a DJ.

In the next image notice the light bank that he brings. It takes at least a half hour just to set up the lights. Many DJ's today may only have a fraction of the light bar he carries. The next part you will only know if you hear his program and that is, he is able to capture sound loops on the fly and mix as he goes. For instance instead of just playing Cotton Eye Joe that usually lasts 3:20 his version which includes two versions of the song mixed and re-sampled together may last 10 minutes or as long as he sees that the crowd is really into the song! You just don't learn how to do this stuff over night and you have to have some real skills to carry it off on the fly in the middle of a party!

Now does this mean that you won't have fun at your party if you don't hire him? Probably not. Will you have a better time and/or get better results if you hire a full time professional with experience that is always striving to improve their skills?; quite possibly.
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4518 SW 29th Terrace
Topeka , KS 66614
(785)272-3654
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