About All Around Raleigh DJ

Weather it is for that special day, or that friendly get together... We are your premier Mobile Event DJ!



All Around Raleigh DJ is a mobile disc jockey and wedding entertainment company that has been entertaining the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Morrisville and surrounding NC areas for many years. We specialize in wedding receptions, bar mitzvahs & bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, corporate functions, private parties, fund raisers, fashion shows, proms, high school & college sorority and fraternity events. We strive to exceed our client's expectations! We are a professional DJ company and our DJs are regularly trained and our equipment is high quality. If you are looking for a high-quality DJ for your event that you can trust to show up on time, put on a great show and treat you professionally then schedule your consultation using the form to the right today!

Who will guide and direct the flow of your wedding reception or event?

Can you trust that person?

My name is Eric X Hodgden and I am the owner and head DJ of the All Around Raleigh DJ Company. I'm originally from Wisconsin. I served in the US Army and moved to North Carolina in 1999 and am a very proud and patriotic American. I was stationed at Ft. Bragg until 2003 when I started my life-long goals of earning a college degree and starting my own business. I regularly volunteer and donate when I can and ask my employees to volunteer also. We really enjoy being able to provide great causes with great music. We get involved in charity events as often as we can. If you have a great cause, we would love to help you out with time and services.

I studied at North Carolina State University and Wake Tech where I earned my degree in Chemical Engineering. Those 4 years in the military and next 4+ in school taught me a lot about dedication and values. While at NCSU, I pulled out all of my savings and began the All Around Raleigh DJ Company. I had DJ'ed part-time in the past and discovered the enjoyment and the empowerment I felt when I got a big group dancing to my music I've really enjoyed meeting everyone that I have through my DJ business and have some really close friends because of it. Owning All Around Raleigh DJ Company has truly done things for me that I could not have imagined. I'm still working on my dance moves though! Today, we have a few professional DJs on our staff who I can completely depend on to provide our clients with impeccable personal service and we are listed on most local preferred vendors lists. We are looking forward to making superior and affordable DJ and lighting services from All Around Raleigh DJ Company available to everyone whether you need a wedding DJ, a private party DJ or any other services.

Understanding your wants and needs are key to pulling off a great event. This is a day you will always treasure ... don't worry, it WILL be perfect! Call me personally anytime at (919)757-8296 or fill out the form to the right to start planning your fun and memorable wedding reception, private party or corporate event around the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Best wishes planning your special event,

Eric X Hodgden, Owner and DJ


Eric X Hodgden

Owner & Professional DJ

Eric is originally from Wisconsin.  He moved to NC in 1999 to join the US Army 82nd Airborne.  In 2005, he started attending NC State University where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. In the same year, he created the All Around Raleigh DJ Company with a few dollars that he saved up while in the Army.  Eric absolutely loves being a DJ and providing his guests with the amazing service that they desire.  He lives in Cary, NC and has a black lab named Cash (after Johnny Cash of course). He loves every type of music and the memories that pop into your head when you hear a song.

Michael Gay

Professional DJ

DJ Michael Gay has been a professional DJ for over 10 years and is incredibly personable and good to his clients.  He has lived in North Carolina all of his life.  He is happily married to Dana and is a dog lover.  Michael enjoys a wide variety of music and began DJ’ing in college. He has a love for Motown and Old School jams!  He has DJ’ed many weddings and his clients are always completely satisfied. Usually we end up getting calls from guests of his weddings requesting him for their DJ.  In fact, he DJ’ed my wedding!

Tim Stanley

Professional DJ

Tim is originally from Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Ohio University in 2005 and moved to North Carolina in the same year. Tim teaches 8th grade science and enjoys being a positive influence in the lives of children. He married his beautiful wife Katy in 2010.  Tim began DJing in college and realized that he had to get back into DJing while planning his own wedding music. Tim is a huge music lover and even used to be a drummer in a high school rock band! He has a high level of professionalism and a great personality for working with diverse groups of people. Tim is the newest member of All Around Raleigh DJ.  He is energetic, easy to talk to and a great addition to the All Around Raleigh DJ team.



All Around Raleigh DJ is your #1 choice for wedding dj, private party dj, corporate party or bar mitzvah & bat mitzvah parties!

All Around Raleigh DJ is a mobile disc jockey and wedding entertainment company that has been entertaining the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Cary, Morrisville and surrounding NC areas for many years.


  • April 5th, 2013 - “Eric was fantastic through our whole wedding planning and the actual event! He kept our crowd moving, was right on cue with the timing for events throughout the reception (cake cutting, garter toss, ect)."

    Lori & Dustin