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John,Owner/Operator of Surround Sound, my music influence came from my parents. I grew up listening to the 50-60’s era of rock and roll and country. Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, and The Beatles were conversations at the dinner table. As I delved further into it the 70’s and 80’s followed as well. After graduating high school I started observing a local DJ who taught me how to entertain a crowd at dances. This led to me starting out on my own, and Surround Sound was born. I went to Brown Institute, obtained a degree in Broadcasting, and have received several awards while working as an on-air talent in NE South Dakota. I eventually left radio and became a nurse and now I work at large hospital as an RN

Surround Sound kept on going. My philosophy is simple: “Say it with Love”

“Listen to what you want and tailor it to you. It is your Story of Love, it is unique, and yours. People fall in love and get married but all the stories are unique. We want to help you tell that story to your family and guests. The other part is service, give people high quality service, we serve you, to us you are royalty, that become close friends.

I have a charismatic personality, and unique microphone voice gives guests a great experience at every event I perform at. I will plan with you, and prepare all of the little things that make your event special… and your own!

Surround Sound is not your ordinary entertainment, we are unique in the way that we get out in the crowd and have fun with you, dance, sing and coordinate your event so all you have to do is enjoy the night and have fun. We have played in the 5 state region over the years from Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota to Rapid City, South Dakota and numerous places in between. We are committed to customer service and have a high quality product and hope to here from you for your event.


Rich has been entertaining crowds for over two decades, he started going with Surround Sound and then began doing shows on his own. Over the past several years he has come full circle and we are proud to have him as one of our entertainers. Rich has a very strong knowledge of music and knows how to work your requests into the current song lineup. Rich’s great personality, strong voice and high standards for a quality service are the perfect combination to share your “Story of Love”. Rich has played in numerous venues all over the five state region as well and is looking forward to meeting you and building a relationship of trust and love.


Michael is the rookie in the business going on his fourth year of entertaining, and is making a name for himself, with over a dozen solo dances under his belt including wedding ceremonies. He is our rising star, and the brides and grooms love him to death. He, like his father has been raised on music and his knowledge of music is growing immensely. Michael is full of energy and loves to dance and sing. You will always see him on the dance floor or dancing on the speaker. He always has a smile on his face and the beat in his heart and strives to help you make the first day of the rest of your life the best.

Surround Sound SD

Surround Sound SD