Client Testimonials

cloud-moss “When a nearby workshop stage requested that James turn down his sound, James responded quickly & amicably.  In addition, he did so in a way that his stage still sounded great for his audience. James was a pleasure to work with & I will be calling on him again.”-Cloud Moss, Founding Partner-Back Roads Prod. (Kate Wolf Music & Gaia Festivals)
“When your stage requires a Sound Company to cover up to 2,500 people inside/outside and that is a reliable, effecient and has a good working crew, is also cost effective and has No Drama , well then call Smilinjames , you will be smiling after the show is over!” - Nigel James Production manager ( Earthdance and Harmony Festival )
 julieparis 100sq Our main showcases consisted of seven acts with five to ten minute changeovers.  All three nights went without a snag, &much of the time we were even ahead of schedule.  The sound was great throughout the hall and the performers were happy with sound on stage as well.  We’re looking forward to having Smilin’ James Sound back next year & for years to come!  - Julie Paris, Production Mgr, Folk Alliance Regional – West Conference
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“Smiling James is a true expert of his craft. He has been the strong backbone of my production crew that I have been able to rely on time after time. Even during our first year rainstorms, Smiling James made sure performances could occur within safe limits and no equipment was damaged… truly amazing” - Eliot Winder, Production Manager, Lucidity Festival
“…and another budding bluegrass band, Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players, fronted James King. Jim Heyser accommodated each group in spite of the acoustically challenging metal room. The CBA appreciated the superb job done by Heyser and his equipment.”- Steve Tilden Statewide Activities Vice President, California Bluegrass Association
“James Heyser has always provided our events with a professional sound experience regardless of who is playing or where we ask him to set up. His equipment is always top notch and his personal efforts to make sure everything is working smoothly is a quality that cannot be underestimated. Smilin’ James always comes through!” - Bob Barsotti-Producer-Gaia Festival
“James Heyser provided excellent engineering in our outdoor amphitheatre mainstage. His experience proved invaluable when dealing with larger bands, quick turnover, and long hours. I was relieved to have main stage covered with professional, top-notch equipment and wouldn’t hesitate to utilize his services in the future.” - Roo Cantada, Producer -Ridgestock Music & Sustainability Expo
“As the producer of KVMR’s annual Celtic Festival, I have had the pleasure to work with James over a [now five] year period. James brings a heartfelt enthusiasm to his work along with conscientious and professional sound delivery. James delivers top quality service with grace and a winning smile.”- Amy Terhorst, CMP – Empire Events
I hired James to run sound for the live music at the 100th Running of the Dipsea celebration in Depot Plaza, Mill Valley and again for the 2010 Milley’s Awards ceremony at the Community Center. James did a great job at both events and I am looking forward to working with him again next year. Both events were huge successes.”- Michael Vogel, Stage Mgr/Board Member Milleys & Coordinator of Dipsea Special Events, member of planning committee