DJ Rich Barreto is a native of the Bronx, N.Y. Growing up in New York City and attending the exciting shows of legendary hip hop and house artists such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Larry Levan during the 70s and 80s, inspired him to become a professional DJ and entertainer.
After successfully working in the New York area for 15 years, he relocated to Washington, DC where he continues to be an in demand performer for clubs, weddings and corporate events. Since 1995 he has worked a very demanding schedule as a resident DJ on The Spirit of Washington and Odyssey Cruises, often performing seven days a week. This experience has allowed him to become extremely comfortable performing for every type of crowd and function imaginable. He has a great speaking voice, mixing ability and an encyclopedic knowledge of music in a wide variety of styles.
Now he is booked primarily for Corporate events, Weddings, and other social events.
Summer and Kevin’s Wedding
I absolutely loved working with Richard last Saturday! He was so pleasant and very flexible with us and our crazy requests. Please extend my gratitude to him for his willingness to work with the hotel. Both I and my staff recognized his kind demeanor and appreciate it very much!
I’m looking forward to many successful weddings to come!
Alicia Bell Catering Sales Manager
THE ST REGIS WASHINGTON, D.C.
WeddingWire Reviews: 4.8 Stars
“Bialeks was great, and DJ Rich Baretto was the BEST! He has an amazing voice (sounds like James Earl Jones! [aka Mufasa/Darth Vader]) and he accommodated every request we had. He kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night. It was amazing and I will recommend him to anyone.”
WeddingWire Reviews: 5 Stars
“We used Bialek’s for our DJ, photobooth and uplighting. DJ Rich Barretto did an awesome job keeping the party going all night long. We had many guests comment on his deep voice and how great it is. The photobooth was a big hit and the uplighting was just what we wanted. Bialek’s was easy to work with and helped us find the perfect DJ for our budget and style.”
-Kristen and Tim, Recently Married
WeddingWire Review: 5 Stars
“We selected DJ Rich Barretto through Bialek’s and he was simply the highlight of our wedding reception. He is clearly a master at keeping the crowd engaged and excited, and I had multiple guests tell me how excellent they found him. His voice is great — he sounds like a classic announcer, and he also knows how to work a crowd and pick the best music and activities based on the atmosphere. What really made him a true professional though was the fact that he seamlessly changed up the schedule to have dancing and announcements when my venue had some issues keeping to the food schedule, and none of my guests could even tell anything went wrong. Additionally, he was a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the wedding. He is very well-organized and obviously spends some time making sure he knows what you are looking for and how you’d like your evening to go. I cannot recommend DJ Rich enough for his wonderful personality and entertainer skills! He is THE best.
On the administrative side with Bialek’s we also emailed with Dan Goldman in setting everything up, and he was also a pleasure to work with.”