My Name is Armando J. Miranda and I am a former client of Aurora Sound. The only reason that I am a former client is that I changed careers som years back, and am now a Vineyard Manager in Mendocino County.
I was in the Music / Special events business for well over twenty years (Phoenix Entertainment Services), based in Napa County, but Servicing Solano, Sonoma, and basically all of Northern California for other Specialty events. We provided musicians, Musical Groups, and even Concert Services for larger events, which frequently utilized the services of Patrick Warner’s Aurora Sound.
The Type of event we specialized were of a wide range of styles and sizes. Wedding Receptions & Ceremonies, Fund Raising Events, Conventions, Large Harley-Davidson Media Events, and even the Sonoma County Wine Auction for two years. I was introduced to Patrick through my previous Sound Company that had accidentally overbooked themselves and cancelled on a large event I was doing at the last minute, and we have was my go to guy for ALL sound services from then on.
We had a ten year business relationship. Calls are returned, questions & concerns answered, contracts that were well written and easy for anyone to understand. These were all good & honest business practices that I think we all appreciate, but, the most important things were that he was reasonably priced and the sound quality was always excellent.
- Armando J. Miranda
Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards Mendocino
P.S. I may be putting on my music promoter hat later this year for one, possiby two fund raising events for the local Agricultural Education Programs. If so, one of the first calls I will make will be to Patrick Warner & Aurora Sound.
Oh just LET ME tell you about Patrick Warner and Aurora Sound. He’s provided our stations (Froggy 92.9 + Mix 104.9) with top-notch, on location audio when we’ve hosted pro artists like Matt Nathanson, Live and American Idol’s Bucky Covington. He’s fun to work with, on-time always and in the event of an act of God, he’s got backup equipment for everything. But you might suspect I’m just a buddy blowing a bunch of sunshine your way, so let me hit you with this- I trusted Patrick with my wedding. 300 people, in a tiny hall in Petaluma, and Patrick had that thing humming like it was the Fillmore. On my biggest day, he came through in the biggest way. I trust him implicitly!
I’ll gladly repeat this letter by phone, email or in person. Holler at me!
- Dan Weir
Promotions Director KFGY Froggy 92.9
1410 Neotomas Ave. Suite 200 Santa Rosa, CA
Patrick Warner of AuroraSound has provided sound, lighting and video projection support for several of our fighting events over the last five years.
As a partner in Cage Combat Fighting, Inc., I have had direct experience in working with Patrick in the sound, lighting and video support contracting, planning, and event execution phases. Patrick is easy to work with and is able to work under tight deadlines. I am pleased to offer a recommendation to anyone who is considering AuroraSound for support of their live event.
AuroraSound has demonstrated a high level of pro-audio expertise and commitment to meeting all of our event requirements. I have found that we can rely on him to be professional, responsive and focused on meeting our needs. He understands what it takes to get the job done and ensure that the production of the event meets the highest standards.
If anyone would like to contact me for specifics you can reach me at email@example.com or 408.483-7444.
- Tully Middendorp
Cage Combat Fighting Championships
I have had the pleasure of working with Patrick Warner of Aurora Sounds. Patrick has provided sound and lighting for my company Cage Combat Fighting for many events. Patrick and his team were always on-time and professional. I would highly recommend Patrick and Aurora Sounds for sound and lighting needs.
- Tully Middendorp
Owner, Cage Combat Fighting Inc.
I was the manager of the Sonoma County Fair from 2005 to 2007 through two annual Fairs. During that time I had the pleasure of working with Patrick Warner owner of Aurora Sound in Santa Rosa. I found him to be a great problem solver, extremely cooperative and flexible and most importantly he was a “get it done,” no nonsense member of the Fair production team.
Patrick was able to provide the equipment and expertise to handle not only what his company was contracted for but any additional needs I or others may have needed in a pinch. As I recall Patrick was able to assist in areas that he was not previously contracted for, but was able to provide us with solutions and backup.
I have always known Patrick to be a professional, hardworking, creative and attentive person. I could not have been more impressed or pleased from my working relationship with him over the years. I believe that Patrick and his company are capable of handling sound needs of the Sonoma County Fair.
I would highly recommend him for any job where high quality professional sound was required.
I would be happy to answer any questions about my experiences with Aurora Sound or Patrick Warner, please feel free to contact me.
- Corey J. Oakley
Santa Rosa, California
I would like to submit this letter in reference to Patrick Warner at the Aurora Sound Co.
Over the past 4 years we have had the pleasure to work with Patrick on numerous large outdoor performance events.
I have always found Patrick to be extremely reliable, not only as far as being set up, and ready on time, but also in the quality of his work in producing a great sound mix.
As in the past, and this year as well, Patrick is always the first one that I would call to check his availability.
If for any reason you may need additional information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-217-1794.
- John Andersen
The SoulShine Blues Band
I was made aware of Patrick and Aurora Sound by some associates of mine in the music industry. On August 11, 2012 I was having a wedding reception and concert with four different “name” music acts. I contacted Patrick and he was completely helpful and professional from my first encounter to the end of the event. Aurora Sound provided sound and lights for the event. Prior to the event Patrick personally visited the venue to survey what would be needed to accommodate the show. All aspects of the event were successful and Aurora Sound was a big part of that success. Patrick and his assistant saw to the needs of the musicians and singers as well as the venue. He provided time for all of the acts to have sound checks prior to the show which helped to make the performers sound great.
I highly recommend Aurora Sound for any concert or show.
- Ron Umile
San Francisco Records SFRecords.net
San Francisco Entertainment Group
We have been using Aurora Sound for 7 years now for our two largest events. The first is our annual Hot Rod and Custom Car Show and the second is our annual Holiday Tree Lighting celebration. Patrick is always on time, very organized and does a fantastic job of making sure the venue is set up to the desired needs, is always clean and professional and does a great job doing sound. His crew work well together and they get the job done.
- Tom Atkin
Downtown Novato Business Association
Association Marketing and Promotion Committee
As members of the Board of Directors of the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival in Sonoma, the oldest Festival in the State of California, we have used Patrick Warner and Aurora Sound several times over the past few years to fulfill the many audio requirements of the annual three day Festival. From the Friday evening Wine & Food Patrons’ Night Gala in the Sonoma Barracks, to the two days in the Plaza providing audio for the main music stage as well as satellite locations throughout the Plaza, Patrick is always very professional, extremely helpful and, in general, a pleasure to work with. We would never hesitate to call on Patrick and his crew to provide his services in the future.
- Paula Vinson
President, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
- Jin Schulze
Chairperson, Patrons’ Night and Entertainment
I am writing this letter to recommend Patrick Warner as a sound man.
I only worked with him one season, as manager of the Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market. He did the sound for one of our primary acts, Tommy Castro, and several smaller ones during the market run of 2011. He was always easily contacted if I had questions, very reliable, showed up and set up on time, and he was a very nice person to work with. I would definitely consider him a viable candidate for the position.
- Janet Ciel
Festival Organizer, Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival
707 824-8717 / 707 529-4884