We are a team of professional wedding DJs who help brides and grooms create Legendary weddings including signature love stories, personalized grand entrances, and nights full of dancing.
Eric Herod Entertainment is the culmination of over a decade of hard work and experience. Our crew members have varied experiences within the music industry from singers, keyboardists, guitarists, and club DJs turned wedding DJs. The results are magical and the goal is simple: create a stress-free environment where a couple’s wedding reception vision becomes reality.
Below, meet the talented and dedicated team that will bring your wedding dreams to life for an unforgettable experience.
Our investment options will range from:
$2000-$6000 with average best value option of $3199 in season weddings
$1500-$4500 with average best value option of $2500 for off season/weekday weddings
Wedding Entertainment Director®
Music has always found a way to weave its way into Eric Herod’s life. With a penchant for any kind of music that can get you up and dance, Eric was always “that guy” who could be found creating mixed tapes and taking charge of the music for his college house parties. With a wide range of favorites from Frank Sinatra and Motown to Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Eric one day decided it was high time to purchase his own set of turntables and a mixer. And thus, a DJ was born.
Eric began his professional career in 2002 in Raleigh. His days as a successful “club jock” were the very foundation of the work he does today. Eric discovered early on, however, that the niche he loved most was weddings, where the newlyweds are the center of attention and guests are always in the mood to celebrate! He began his own company, Eric Herod Entertainment, in 2007. Eric works with couples celebrating in the Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA and Northern Virginia areas.
The first ARMDJs conference in Greeneville, Tennessee in 2008 was a pivotal experience and changed Eric’s career as a DJ forever. He found himself among entertainment professionals who were not simply DJs, making announcements and “pressing play”. They were skilled Masters of Ceremonies and Masters at creating magic at weddings. They invested time with their couples, learning more than just “the facts” and creating wedding experiences that told a story, both literally and figuratively. Eric researched their methods and soaked in their enthusiasm. Even today, he is honored to still consider those entertainment industry thought-leaders his personal friends.
In November of 2012, Eric became the 23rd member of WED Guild®, an elite group of highly trained professionals who are committed to delivering the best quality Music and Master of Ceremonies services for their clients. A Wedding Entertainment Director® is a highly skilled entertainer that has achieved WED Guild® certification only after his experience, talent, creativity and professionalism have been endorsed by former clients and fellow wedding professionals and then judged and verified by an evaluation team made up of members of the WED Guild® Board of Directors. No other national, wedding entertainment organization has such strict guidelines for membership. Click HERE to learn more about what it means to be a Wedding Entertainment Director®.
Known for musicianship, his guitar and voice, “JoJo” Bayliss has been a fixture in the Virginia music scene for years. Combine this experience and his diverse and energetic DJing and you have a wedding DJ and MC ready to make your wedding memorable and fun.
Joe Bayliss, the DJ, is known for his ability to read guests’ tastes and style including a penchant for using a wide variety of music.
The ideal client for Joe would be easy going and family-oriented as he really enjoys getting to know the family and friends and feeling a part of every couples’ special day.