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We don’t just provide entertainment... We create it!

Split Second Sound provides MC/DJs for wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events, Bar/Bat-Mitzvahs, college fraternity and sorority parties and Sweet 16 parties.

With over 25 years' experience, Split Second Sound provides the perfect entertainment for any occasion from an interactive Northern style party to a classy Southern style wedding.

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DJ Spotlight of the Week - DJ Mahlon
Posted on: February-20, 2017 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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DJ Spotlight of the Week
Posted on: January-30, 2017 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to shine our spotlight on a Lead DJ of ours. Meet Derek!   “The success lies within the person, not the job” is a quote that encapsulates Derek as a person and a DJ. Derek started DJing at 16. One year later, he DJ’d his first wedding.  The quote he lives by is represented so well by this occurrence. Whether it was his first wedding at 16 or one of the many weddings, events and parties he has DJ'd since, he looks at it as a chance to succeed.  Derek bought into a company while living in Michigan. His life and desire for warm weather brought him to Charlotte. His dedication was so strong that he drove back and forth to DJ jobs that had been booked prior to his move.  After moving to the area, Derek met Vinny Esposito and Joe Verde at a 5K event.  He introduced himself and soon became part of the Split Second family. Derek loved the fact that Split Second had such a large staff. He says, “With a large staff, you’re exposed to more ideas and different styles.” He likes that the company has the security blanket to be versatile and match the DJs to the right clients and vice versa.    Being from Michigan,  Derek did not know what beach music was. Moving to Charlotte proved to be enlightening. Living in a melting pot area such as Charlotte is very much like what one might experience while DJing. Derek reminisces on all of the different types of people he has been able to meet, cultures he has been able to learn, and unique weddings...  read more »


DJ Spotlight of the Week
Posted on: January-16, 2017 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to shine a spotlight on one of our DJs, Dennis.    Dennis is no stranger to the DJ world. Originally from New Jersey, he started in the business 15 years ago.  He was always known as “the guy who handled the music”. He began working at a DJ company, but quickly realized he could not be a part of the company due to the lack of professionalism.  After catching the company lying to customers, he decided to start his own company. Dennis and his family moved to Charlotte searching for better weather and a more laid back life style. He used his background in sales and marketing to promote his DJ company. He quickly noticed he was continuously trying to undercut a company called Split Second Sound to be competitive. At this point, he had linked up with Steve Bradle, who eventually became a part of our staff as well.    Dennis recalls the weekend the Cowboys and Panthers played each other in the Playoffs 7 years ago, he met Vinny. Steve and Dennis decided to check out a local Bridal Show. They met Vinny, and you could say “The rest is history.” Dennis set up a few times to meet with Vinny, and their visions aligned. Dennis not only wanted to jump on board as a DJ, but he eventually bought into the company.    Dennis has been fortunate enough to have two careers. He DJs for his love of the atmosphere. We asked him to give us an example, and he described DJing at the City Club. He said, “You are surrounded by the city lights, a positive atmosphere and...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: January-11, 2017 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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DJ Spotlight of the Week
Posted on: January-02, 2017 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: December-28, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We are shining our spotlight on Karen Greenoe, founder and Senior Designer at Lily Greenthumbs! You may hear a hairdresser complain about everyone asking her for hair advice when she is not working or a chef complaining about having to cook when they are off the clock but that is not the case for Karen. Her husband might not buy her flowers for special occasions but that is simply because she prefers chocolate. Karen turned a thought into a reality that has blossomed tremendously since coming to fruition. Nine years ago, Karen left corporate America and took with her, her experience in planning, catering and hotel management and combined that experience to bring beauty to all kinds of events, in and around Charlotte. She was not sure how she was going to utilize her eye for design but once she thought, “flowers” it all made sense. With the support of her husband, she opened a small shop in Matthews. The support and business was overwhelming. 3 years later, Karen and her team moved to a more accommodating location, in South End.   Blessed with an incredible team of designers, Karen and Lily Greenthumbs provide flowers for an array of events from weddings to Panther events. Karen loves creating. She not only loves creating but creating bigger and bigger. She has a reputation for “going all out”. Leaving clients, guests, photographers with beautiful, unique creations. We have heard brides say that they truly felt like they were Karen’s only client, even knowing she had multiple jobs going on. That personal touch is exactly why we love her and her work! Karen has a way of curating the “wow” factor...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: December-28, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We are shining our spotlight on Karen Greenoe, founder and Senior Designer at Lily Greenthumbs! You may hear a hairdresser complain about everyone asking her for hair advice when she is not working or a chef complaining about having to cook when they are off the clock but that is not the case for Karen. Her husband might not buy her flowers for special occasions but that is simply because she prefers chocolate. Karen turned a thought into a reality that has blossomed tremendously since coming to fruition. Nine years ago, Karen left corporate America and took with her, her experience in planning, catering and hotel management and combined that experience to bring beauty to all kinds of events, in and around Charlotte. She was not sure how she was going to utilize her eye for design but once she thought, “flowers” it all made sense. With the support of her husband, she opened a small shop in Matthews. The support and business was overwhelming. 3 years later, Karen and her team moved to a more accommodating location, in South End.   Blessed with an incredible team of designers, Karen and Lily Greenthumbs provide flowers for an array of events from weddings to Panther events. Karen loves creating. She not only loves creating but creating bigger and bigger. She has a reputation for “going all out”. Leaving clients, guests, photographers with beautiful, unique creations. We have heard brides say that they truly felt like they were Karen’s only client, even knowing she had multiple jobs going on. That personal touch is exactly why we love her and her work! Karen has a way of curating the “wow” factor...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week - DJ Rashaad
Posted on: December-27, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We are shining our spotlight on one of our Emcees, Rashaad!    Rashaad, by no means, is your typical MC. Rashaad has a way of captivating a crowd and curating a high-octane atmosphere while maintaining a professional demeanor. If you have read any of our other blogs, most of our DJ/MCs have vast experience with music and DJing. Rashaad came to Split Second wrapped a little differently. Vinny and Diane were out to eat one evening, over ten years ago. As they waited for their order to be called, they were impressed with the employee on the mic. He had a charisma and an entertaining way of announcing the orders. When their order was ready, already paying this employee attention, Rashaad announced their order by saying, “Yo- My cousin Vinny, your order is ready”. After that, they wanted to learn more about this natural entertainer. I guess you could say the rest was history, because he has been with Split Second ever since. We consider Rashaad a part of our family!   Rashaad is often paired with one of our DJ’s that is more of a DJ and less of an MC which makes a powerful pair for rocking weddings, parties, and corporate events. Rashaad is a wonderful mix of humor and personality...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: December-21, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to shine a vendor spotlight on one of Charlotte’s favorite wedding planners! Erica Stawick’s relationship with Split Second Sound began before the wedding planning started. Well, before she officially became a wedding planner. Nine years ago, Erica met with Vinny and Diane at their home office to discuss DJ services for her own wedding. Her and her fiancé moved forward with booking Vinny for their wedding. The wedding went supremely and Erica was 100% pleased with the way the wedding went and Vinny’s help in running the show! As cliché as it may be, Erica fell in love with the industry, after planning her own wedding. Although, she had a wedding planner for her own wedding, she loved the process of planning and pulling off the day. After her wedding was over, she found herself missing it. Starting with encouragement from friends and her new husband, she decided to give this whole wedding planning a second round. She started by helping her friend plan her wedding that was six months after her own and then booking her first paid client a year after that. 8 years later and she is continuing to book clients and one of our favorite planners to work with. It just so happened that the second wedding Erica worked, Vinny was the DJ. Erica describes that experience as being greatly enhanced because of the help that Vinny provided to her being a “newbie”. Erica has a strict relationship with Starbucks and their lattes, but that is not the only relationship that drives her. She is driven by the relationships she has curated with...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: December-19, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Jim DeMint is quoted saying, “One of the greatest titles in the world is ‘parent’, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad”. Our spotlight of the week, shines on Anthony Esposito.   Anthony was born in New York but was raised in Illinois. His family lived in Charlotte since 1999 and in January of 2013 he took a leap of faith and took his talents to the Queen City. Here at Split Second, we are grateful he did! Although his family had been in the music business since he could remember, he did not want to work with Split Second Sound when he first moved to Charlotte. He did not want to come here and have everything handed to him. After several months of establishing himself, Vinny mentioned to him how much he would love working with the team. Ever since his parents could remember, Anthony had always been such a warm hearted people person, wanting to please everyone all the time. Anyone who met Anthony also recognized his awesome OCD ways of being organized and methodical. They knew he would be a perfect DJ and MC.  Vinny started Anthony off slow and he began where everyone else starts. Since then, he has worked hard and earned his spot.   Anthony is not only one of our lead DJ’s but he is the son of Vinny Esposito. Having that title does not mean his employment at Split Second Sound has been a cake walk. Despite the misconception that “the boss’s son has it easier” Anthony has worked just as hard, if not harder,...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: December-19, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Jim DeMint is quoted saying, “One of the greatest titles in the world is ‘parent’, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad”. Our spotlight of the week, shines on Anthony Esposito.   Anthony was born in New York but was raised in Illinois. His family lived in Charlotte since 1999 and in January of 2013 he took a leap of faith and took his talents to the Queen City. Here at Split Second, we are grateful he did! Although his family had been in the music business since he could remember, he did not want to work with Split Second Sound when he first moved to Charlotte. He did not want to come here and have everything handed to him. After several months of establishing himself, Vinny mentioned to him how much he would love working with the team. Ever since his parents could remember, Anthony had always been such a warm hearted people person, wanting to please everyone all the time. Anyone who met Anthony also recognized his awesome OCD ways of being organized and methodical. They knew he would be a perfect DJ and MC.  Vinny started Anthony off slow and he began where everyone else starts. Since then, he has worked hard and earned his spot.   Anthony is not only one of our lead DJ’s but he is the son of Vinny Esposito. Having that title does not mean his employment at Split Second Sound has been a cake walk. Despite the misconception that “the boss’s son has it easier” Anthony has worked just as hard, if not harder,...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: December-13, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
It all started at Kiss 95.1 where Jonny was working on-air as Jonny Tango. There Jonny explored his love for music and the craft of “cracking the mic”, just months after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill. One day Jonny’s producer was discussing his weekend plans, which included DJ’ing a wedding with Split Second Sound.   Intrigued, Jonny contacted Vinny, shadowed him on a job at the Speedway Club and the rest is history. Jonny’s attention to detail and work ethic helped him to quickly rise to become a Deluxe Lead DJ, as he continues to deliver incredible experiences from weddings to corporate events. His reviews, talent and relationship with clients speak for themselves.   Jonny’s take on preparation is pretty simple:    “When it comes to anything ‘live’ we have one chance to get things right, so I want to make sure that I’ve done everything possible to make our performances as close to perfection as possible.”   Jonny is all about the prep work, and as an inspiration he refers to a quote from Conan O'Brien:   “Prepare like crazy. But then just as you're heading out, half an hour beforehand, forget all of it. Go out but feel loose enough to grab opportunities as they come up. Don't just stick to the plan if you see an opportunity.”   If you have ever worked with Jonny or seen him in action, you will know how serious he is about his craft. Jonny's diligence in the preparation for his jobs and life, in general, have given him an outstanding reputation. Jonny is intentional with his preparation, whether it is a wedding or a corporate event. He begins his process...  read more »


The Other Booth
Posted on: December-07, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Growing up, you may have asked your parents for money at the mall to use the photo booth. I think it is safe to say that most teenagers had a photo booth print, with all their best friends. There is a deep history behind photo booths that dates back to the 1920s, that includes different concepts that laid the ground work for the growing trend that is utilized today. Within the past 10 years, photo booths have become a, “must have” at weddings. Charlotte’s leading photo booth rental company is ShutterBooth. Art, the owner of ShutterBooth Charlotte and Asheville, is one of our favorite vendors to work with. We have paired with Art and he has created two packages for Split Second Sound clients. One of Art’s favorite quotes is by George Patton. George said, “Always do more than is required of you.” This quote is exactly what Art and his staff bring to the industry. It is also, the mentality of Split Second Sound. The similarity paved the pavement for when Art and Vinny met at Art’s first NACE meeting, in early 2009. Both businesses are very similar when it comes to the high quality of customer service both companies are required to deliver. Both companies provide a key piece of entertainment to special events. New to the industry, Art began to see a pattern at events; Split Second Sound provided the music and entertainment for over 50% of those events. Thus, creating a great mutual relationship. Art is the first person we recommend when we have a client interested in photo booths and Art treats us the...  read more »


The Other Booth
Posted on: December-07, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Growing up, you may have asked your parents for money at the mall to use the photo booth. I think it is safe to say that most teenagers had a photo booth print, with all their best friends. There is a deep history behind photo booths that dates back to the 1920s, that includes different concepts that laid the ground work for the growing trend that is utilized today. Within the past 10 years, photo booths have become a, “must have” at weddings. Charlotte’s leading photo booth rental company is ShutterBooth. Art, the owner of ShutterBooth Charlotte and Asheville, is one of our favorite vendors to work with. We have paired with Art and he has created two packages for Split Second Sound clients. One of Art’s favorite quotes is by George Patton. George said, “Always do more than is required of you.” This quote is exactly what Art and his staff bring to the industry. It is also, the mentality of Split Second Sound. The similarity paved the pavement for when Art and Vinny met at Art’s first NACE meeting, in early 2009. Both businesses are very similar when it comes to the high quality of customer service both companies are required to deliver. Both companies provide a key piece of entertainment to special events. New to the industry, Art began to see a pattern at events; Split Second Sound provided the music and entertainment for over 50% of those events. Thus, creating a great mutual relationship. Art is the first person we recommend when we have a client interested in photo booths and Art treats us the...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: December-05, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
This week’s Spotlight is shining on one of our most requested and talented DJs, LeVar! He has been with Split Second since 2006. Learn more about what makes him one of the, “Legends” here, at Split Second!   LeVar did not just wake up one morning and decide he wanted to DJ. His love for music has been evident since the age of nine. He began taking a strong interest in the songwriting process and the development of music from the studio to the performance. Some of the best advice he has been given is, “Treat your mind like a sponge and allow it to soak up as much knowledge as possible. Once you stop learning, you’ll cease to grow.” These wise words are not only a piece of advice he has heard but a practice he applies to his life daily. Learning music, at a young age, allowed him to develop his knowledge of the music industry. He began playing the trumpet which was his gateway into the music world. He started DJing more when he was asked to DJ a Sweet 16 party, while he was in college. That lead to him starting to DJ around Winthrop where he was attending college. After graduating, in 2006, he crossed paths with one of Split’s first DJ’s, Neil. Neil introduced LeVar to Vinny and the team and after shadowing an event, LeVar became one of the most important puzzle pieces. Although studio work has always and continues to be a passion of LeVar’s, DJing has been the most rewarding and has taken off the most. He has had the opportunities...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: November-30, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We have had the pleasure of working with Julie Staley and Old South Studios for quite some time now. We have pictures, we have displayed in the Split Second office, as a matter of fact. We always know the wedding will flow exceptionally when we are working with any of Julie’s crews. David Alan Harvey once said, “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” Let me share a bit of what makes this company such a testament to what Mr. Harvey said.   Julie founded Old South Studios in 2010 after leaving Corporate America to be more available to her own family. Her husband, Andrew, left his full-time job as well in 2012 to join her in launching the business.  It was a tremendous risk but they were committed to building the biggest, most efficient photography studio in Charlotte. They invested three years into developing an efficient system based on fast communication, outstanding photography and speedy post-production/delivery.  Soon, brides were referring so many friends, it was obvious they needed to hire more employees. In 2013, the company expanded beyond just Julie. This is the exact reason she did not name her company after herself. She had a vision that expounded beyond just her. Since the expansion, Julie and her team have become the biggest and busiest photographers, in the Charlotte area. They are shooting over 60 weddings a year. There are ten team members with 5 lead photographers. What you may not know about Old South Studios is that Julie’s vision of family is something she wanted to incorporate into her business. Having known many great photographers who, “just...  read more »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: November-29, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to start the week off by highlighting our full-time DJ, Mike!   Mike started his DJ career working house parties, at just 14 years old. Within a few years, he started spinning in clubs and learned the art of mixing. In the early 90’s, he transitioned into a full-fledged DJ/MC starting his own company working the metro NY/NJ area for events from Weddings and Proms to Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.  He quickly became one of the most sought after DJ/MCs in the metro NY area. In 2013, Mike, his wife and 3 boys relocated to North Carolina where he joined the Split Second team. Mike called Vinny per Cassidy from Kiss 95.1’s recommendation. He went through the usual interview process but immediately hit it off with Vinny and the team. Implementing protocol, Mike and all his experience, had to work his way up. He started as an assistant but worked his way up, quickly! Having Mike as a full-time DJ provides Split Second Sound with a variety of advantages. It allows us to provide entertainment on short notice. Mike has proved himself to be versatile, which allows us to send him on jobs with a certain piece of mind. Mike's interest and knowledge of music spans all genres. With over 25 years of DJ experience under his belt, his detail-oriented work style and the ability to read crowds makes Mike so versatile and has earned him the outstanding reviews and reputation that he has. We have planners that have their clients request Mike because of how pleased they are when he works with them. Mike is always striving to be better because he believes you...  read more »


DJing For A DJ
Posted on: November-18, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
When you are a part of the Wedding Industry, you attend a lot of weddings. There are very few weekends, if any, that we are not participating in the celebration of marriage. We believe that music is a language of love and because of the love Split Second Sound holds for music we are a perfect match for those choosing a day to illuminate the joining of two worlds. It is not, however, every day that we provide entertainment for one of our employee’s wedding. Neil is not only one of our DJ’s but his, now wife, is the Assistant Director of Special Events at one of our favorite venues, Ballantyne Country Club. She works alongside much of the same planners, vendors and clients we work with. She has worked hard to earn the opportunity to work for a variety of events, ranging from assisting with the DNC to weddings and corporate events. Both with an incredible understanding of what all goes into a wedding; both with high expectations of the hired vendors that they often work side by side with.   Here is a glimpse into a wedding of a couple who are usually running around during the weddings they work, not the ones walking down the aisle.   It all started...  read more »


Spotlight Employee Of The Week
Posted on: November-15, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi   Vinny and Diane, the owners of Split Second Sound, have an extensive hiring and training process. They look for someone who is going to accurately and professionally represent the mentality and brand that they have worked tirelessly to create. This is not limited to the DJs that they employee. Just like Djing, it is not a one step process, neither is running a business. Vinny has put together a staff that ensures hiring a DJ runs smoothly from the time you call in to the last dance. This is evident within Ron, who is Split Second Sound’s Account Manager. Allow me to introduce you to a vital part of our team.   Vinny invited Ron to be a part of the Split Second Sound family, in April, of this year. He has proven himself to be a necessary part, of the family. Like much of our staff, Ron is from up north. He was born right outside of Cleveland, on Lake Erie. When he was two years old his family moved to Buffalo. After graduating high school from Newfane High School, he furthered his education, at Penn State, by graduating with a Communications/Broadcasting Cable Degree. He began working at a local news station in Pennsylvania as an editor and photographer. With the recommendation from a close friend, Ron made the decision to move to Charlotte. With the longing to embrace new opportunities he embraced Charlotte. He began working...  read more »


A Day With The POTUS
Posted on: November-08, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
  Disclaimer: Split Second Sound is sharing this experience while remaining politically neutral. We are neither endorsing or defining a political stand point in this article. Bruce Springsteen once said, “I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream.” Last Friday, one of our DJ’s dreams collided with his reality. Split Second Sound received a phone call earlier in the week, requesting a DJ for the Clinton Campaign at PNC Music Pavilion. President Obama was the guest speaker. The whole office was, “wowed”. With great consideration, we decided that we would remain neutral and cling to what an amazing opportunity that we had on the other line. We asked if anyone would be available for this incredible opportunity and Rasheed, enthusiastically, raised his hand! Being requested to play on a stage that the President of the United States of America would be standing on must go down in our books as one of the most humbling and proud moments in Split’s history.   I believe after the performance Rasheed put on, nobody would know that Split Second Sound, started as a side job, out of Vinny and Diane’s home, nearly 18 years ago. We were able to sit down with Rasheed and hear about this incredible experience. He told us of the incredibly tight security and protocols that he had to be involved in and abide by; from having to arrive close to 8 hours prior to the doors opening to the public to having his equipment checked and personal information available for background checks. Once the formalities were carried out, Rasheed had free range for the music choices. Proudly,...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: November-07, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
For our featured “Wedding Wednesday” blog, we are shining the spotlight on someone who is known for staying out of the spotlight on the day of a wedding but shines in the wedding industry. We always smile when we see that our newly-engaged couple are working with Lisa. With her referrals we know we will have the pleasure of providing the entertainment for a wedding that will run flawlessly. Allow me to shine a spotlight on her.   Lisa Pleasant has been planning weddings for quite a while now; that is fact. If you knew Lisa in middle or high school, you may say she has been preparing to become a planner since then. Unlike most middle schoolers you may know, she would carefully create a timeline of the duration and the order of her homework (for example, History chapters 5-6 from 4:51 p.m. to 5:12 p.m.). With the obvious analytical mind she has, it should not come as a surprise that she has a background in mathematical finance. Although she enjoyed the logistics of it all, she fell by chance into the club promotions and planning business and found that it was a perfect fit.   Later, her brother reached out to her about planning his wedding and she gladly accepted the challenge. She has obviously turned that into a career. The challenges that weddings pose from the planning and dealing with families, vendors, etc., provide a complicated and challenging outlet. She utilizes her logistical strengths, even using an architectural program to come up with the floor plans. Although she does plan other events, weddings are 95 percent of her clients. Her lust for life,...  read more »


Spotlight Of The Week
Posted on: November-02, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We would like to shine a spotlight on Jennifer Weintraub, this week. If you’re from the Metro Detroit area, you may have heard her name. She began working for her best friend and best friend’s brother as a party motivator; working her way up to one of the most requested female DJs, in the Detroit area. She made a huge splash when she became one of the first female MCs to make her way into the Bar and Bat Mitzvah scene. After moving to Charlotte and settling down with her two awesome boys, she began planning Mitzvahs, in the area. She is also, an avid blogger and writer. Check her out here - www.thetruthhurvitz.com    Look for her book dropping next spring; it is sure to provide you with humor and insight. We admire Jennifer and the work she does within her community. Most recently, she is chairing the Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Gala for Autism Speaks, which is dear to her heart. Her son, Jonah, has Asperger’s. Although life has thrown her a few curveballs, she has a way of rising with humor and the love she shares with her family and for life.   Our relationship began to blossom after her attending a Mitzvah at Temple Bethel where Split Second Sound was hosting and entertaining; Jennifer was sold. Her thoughts were, “This is what a Mitzvah is supposed to look like.” We accept that thought as one of the biggest compliments. Jennifer has hosted over 400 Mitzvahs, in her career. That is like singing karaoke where Christina Aguilera is in attendance and comes up to compliment you after your performance.    She went further with her compliment and hired us...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: October-12, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
If you know anything about Split Second Sound, you probably know something about Queen City Catering. If you have every worked with Andrew at Queen City Catering, you have probably heard about Vinny, the owner of Split Second Sound. It probably comes to no surprise that we would like to take the time to shine a spotlight on Queen City Catering. As a young entrepreneur, Andrew even reached out to Vinny for advice about his new business and the industry he was diving head first in – Vinny told him, “It is easy to move up the ladder but it is not easy to stay there. You must always be 5 years ahead.” A friendship and a mutual appreciation for the others passion, perspective and work ethic blossomed. Events that both companies have the pleasure of working, seem to almost flow better because of that relationship and communication. Allow me to share a few glimpses into Andrew’s journey and the foundation of what is now Queen City Catering.   Andrew began working in the restaurant industry at just, 14 years old. At 16, although he was mowing lawns, his father told him that to own a car he needed a, “real job”. Thus begins his journey. He began working for a restaurant, in the kitchen. He managed to work his way up the ladder. Pairing his analytical mind with his infectious personality, experience, willingness to learn, and appreciation for the industry, Andrew was tasked to go from restaurant to restaurant and improve their business. He was to improve the catering business and the overall flow and customer service end of the restaurants within...  read more »


Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: October-12, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
If you know anything about Split Second Sound, you probably know something about Queen City Catering. If you have every worked with Andrew at Queen City Catering, you have probably heard about Vinny, the owner of Split Second Sound. It probably comes to no surprise that we would like to take the time to shine a spotlight on Queen City Catering. As a young entrepreneur, Andrew even reached out to Vinny for advice about his new business and the industry he was diving head first in – Vinny told him, “It is easy to move up the ladder but it is not easy to stay there. You must always be 5 years ahead.” A friendship and a mutual appreciation for the others passion, perspective and work ethic blossomed. Events that both companies have the pleasure of working, seem to almost flow better because of that relationship and communication. Allow me to share a few glimpses into Andrew’s journey and the foundation of what is now Queen City Catering.   Andrew began working in the restaurant industry at just, 14 years old. At 16, although he was mowing lawns, his father told him that to own a car he needed a, “real job”. Thus begins his journey. He began working for a restaurant, in the kitchen. He managed to work his way up the ladder. Pairing his analytical mind with his infectious personality, experience, willingness to learn, and appreciation for the industry, Andrew was tasked to go from restaurant to restaurant and improve their business. He was to improve the catering business and the overall flow and customer service end of the restaurants within...  read more »


Spotlight Of The Week
Posted on: September-28, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Eric J. is our featured DJ of the week. We have been shining a “Spotlight” on different DJs. The term “Spotlight” might not be appropriate, this week. Here is why –   Eric J. came to Split Second Sound with 23 years of experience. He is from Boston and spent time in Richmond, Virginia, before moving to Charlotte. Now with 30 years under his turntables, if you will, he is a very loyal and powerful asset to the company. His love and passion for music, DJing, blending music grew from a young age.When he attended college he met some guys from the college radio station. One guy became his mentor and taught him how to mix, count BPMs, how to organize his crates of records, and what equipment to buy. Eric’s mentor was an upperclassman. Once he graduated, Eric took over the college radio mix show, called “Fresh Beats”. This lead to him eventually working college parties, faculty events and weddings. His passion has not wavered since college.    ...  read more »


The Universal Language
Posted on: September-22, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Stevie Wonder once said, “Music is a world within itself, it is a language we all understand.”   This week at Split Second Sound, we have been updating the bios of our DJs. We do this periodically because as a company, we are constantly evolving and growing. It is our pleasure to update the bios of our DJs because it doesn’t mean that we have a hard time keeping DJs; quite the opposite. Our DJs have been with our company so long that their families may have grown, their careers may have changed, or they may have improved in certain areas of DJing. While putting the information together, the office staff discussed how all of the DJs emphasized their passion, love, and appreciation for music, in all capacities.     What you may not know is that our DJs are not all cut from the same cloth. We have ages that range from 23 years old to 50 years old. We have DJs from all over the United States with a plethora of diverse backgrounds and experiences. I think this is a prime example of exactly what Stevie Wonder was trying to convey. All the DJs were asked what makes Split Second Sound ideal to work with; Family was a common denominator to ALL of their answers. Vinny and Diane have brought together DJs with various backgrounds, which gives SSS an upper hand.  We are able to offer DJs, perfect for all events, ranging from traditional weddings, fusion weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, bilingual weddings, charity events for various platforms, parties for elementary school age, or 60th anniversary parties.   Feel free to peruse the bios on our site ( www.splitsecondsound.com ),...  read more »


3 Reasons to Have a DJ at ANY Event
Posted on: July-03, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
It is a common theme to have a DJ at a wedding but what about all of the other gatherings that go on throughout the year? Birthday parties, proms, corporate events, bar/bat mitvahs, pool parties – the list could go on and on. If you think an iPod will do, we beg to disagree. We say, if you want people to dance and have a good time, don’t trust a machine, hire a DJ! Here are three reasons why: 1)      Range of music – chances are, if you are gathering a large amount of people for one event, then there will be a wide range of personalities in the crowd. DJ’s are equipped with thousands upon thousands of music options to please everyone and if they don’t have it, they can get it! 2)      Experience – those who are familiar with the flow of an event know that there is a lot more to an evening than just playing music and letting the people dance. There are elements to an event than only those who are experienced will know how...  read more »


Building through Education
Posted on: May-29, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
“Vendors are afraid of the unknown; we want to change that so we can reveal the positive effect that working as a community can have on the wedding industry.”  -Vinny Esposito, Co-Owner of Split Second Sound Split Second Sound has always been an advocate of promoting other professionals within Charlotte’s wedding and event industry. After 13 years, we decided to take this dedication to another level and the Charlotte Wedding Insider organization was born in 2012. Through CWI’s bi-monthly bridal panels, brides and grooms are able to learn about planning their big day from Charlotte’s top wedding professionals while the anonymous vendors on the panel are able to hear from the market’s current brides and grooms. At the same time, CWI hosts seminars and educational resources for vendors to understand the wedding industry and running their businesses. Split Second Sound is confident in the mission built by Charlotte Wedding Insider and is excited about continuing to assist in the growth and education of the wedding industry. By bringing vendors and clients together, we continue to learn from each other as well as our clients. To find more information about the Charlotte Wedding Insider mission or upcoming panels, check out www.CharlotteWeddingInsider.com!...  read more »


Hitting a Home Run for your Next Event
Posted on: May-20, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Hitting a Home Run for your Next Event Talk about a meeting spot! The breathtaking views from the Charlotte Knights BB&T BallPark provide an amazing location for your next corporate or private event.   Boasting record attendance this season for the Knights (the highest in the league too), there’s no question that the park is a new hub for social gatherings and sports fanatics alike.  The location offers several different areas to host a variety of events. Including the full ballpark (which can hold up to 10,000), the venue provides some seriously beautiful spots for a meeting, party, conference or other events. Don’t think you need to fill the entire stadium though?  Smaller areas like the Pepsi Party Terrace or one of the private Luxury Suites allow for groups between 25 and 30 people. One of our favorite spots, the Budweiser Home Plate Club, is perfect for a cocktail reception. With access to the full bar and optional catering, this enclosed area is top of the line. Throw a DJ in the mix and this would make an awesome party spot as well! If you haven’t made it out to BB&T BallPark yet (or even if you have!) seriously consider hosting your next event or corporate event here. Don’t forget to invite Homer! ...  read more »


Spotlight: The Silk Veil
Posted on: April-13, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Spotlight: The Silk Veil About The Silk Veil…  Ivy Honeycutt is the owner and planner at The Silk Veil.  Originally from Baltimore, MD, Ivy lives in Charlotte with her two daughters.  2014 marks the 6th year she has been in business… “I wanted to own my own business for years but wasn’t sure what. Then a girlfriend of mine got engaged and I helped her start planning her wedding. It was kind of scandalous because come to find out, he was already married and had a few kids.  I enjoyed planning so much that I went back to school and became a Certified Bridal Consultant. A year later, I went through more schooling to become a Certified Wedding planner.”  Do you have a favorite season for events? Favorite type of wedding? "I like Fall Weddings because of the perfect wedding. I love ethnic weddings like Indian or Nigerian because they are not afraid to use different colors. I love the customs and traditions."  How would you describe the style and personality behind your brand? "I am pretty laid back, yet silly. I am also blunt and to-the-point so you either love me or not. I work with a lot of details and am great with budgets. We are big on TEAMWORK since it takes all vendors to pull off a successful wedding. My Company has a motto: EVERYONE DESERVES A FABULOUS WEDDING… so we work hard to provide a service to meet most budgets. Some budgets we honestly can’t help and that is where consultations can come in. We can guide you to the right vendors and etc.” What are the most important things when it comes to finding a good event designer/planner? "COMMON SENSE!! Then, someone...  read more »


Myers Park Country Club - Charlotte Event DJ
Posted on: December-18, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
It is a time of reflection. A time to hold our families a little closer. A time to create those memories that last a lifetime. This past week has been rough. As we read the newspaper, or flip through the television, we are reminded of how precious and delicate life can be. As the community in Newtown begins to healing they are hanging on to memories. Memories of how things use to be; memories of their loved ones. Those memories will help guide them on the long road ahead of them. Here at Split Second Sound we are forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of so many memories. The song that was played as you walked down the aisle to your husband, the moment you realized he was fighting back the tears. The song you and your friends danced to at the start of the Panthers game. The song you and your father shared at your reception. We are honored to be a part of those memories. We recently had the pleasure of helping create some tender memories for some fathers and daughters at Myers Park Country Club. The club was transformed to Wonderland and all the classic characters from "Alice in Wonderland" were on hand to make the evening magical. Along with providing the entertainment for the night, our very own Jonny was also The Mad Hatter! To read more about Jonny's experience that night please visit his blog. We know...  read more »


Panthers Play 60 event to Take a slice out of cancer fundraiser with the Panthers
Posted on: November-07, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
October 23rd was a very busy day for Split Second Sound. It started with owner and Panther Game day DJ Vinny Esposito and Bradley Havens working an NFL Play 60 event with 4 Carolina Panther that included Steve Smith and Jordan Gross. The event had about 800 kids enjoying a game show atmosphere with the players.At the "Take a slice out of cancer" fundraising event that featured Carolina Panther LB's James Anderson, Luke Keuchly & Jon Beason making pizza. Fox TV personalities Morgan Fogarty & Kelli Bartik were on hand as well....  read more »


SSS Hosts a Vendor party Live on Fox News Edge
Posted on: May-07, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
SSS hosted another vendor appreciation party for the industry professionals. This party featured bars and lounge furniture supplied by AFR, Linens, tables and staging by Party Reflections, Catered food by La Tea Da's and Triple Crown and lighting by Eye Dialogue. Also participating was Shutterbooth, P. A. Reavis Designs, Fort Mill Photography, Tommy McCart Photography and Brian Bunn Video. The crowd was treated to a special appearance by the legendary band Chairmen of the Board with a special guest performance from 2012 American Idol top 40 contestant Josh Sanders. DJ Jonah from the SSS staff took over to close out the night. Another huge highlight of the night was Fox News Edge broadcasted live from the party with hosts Matt Harris and Joey Hewell....  read more »


Some recent set ups (AV & uplights)
Posted on: April-30, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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ISES Charlotte Evie wards
Posted on: April-03, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
The 2012 Evie wards in Charlotte were held at the Blake hotel and Split Second Sund had the honor of supplying the after awards entertainment for the event industry leaders. An event that was suppose to end at 10pm, ended at 11:30 as they danced all night. The theme was Steampunk and the decor was off the hook....  read more »


Party Motivators
Posted on: February-10, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Having a party motivator at your event can help motivate your guests to dance and have a great time, without being obnoxious. They help communicate to your guests to make sure they like the music, it isnt too loud and get requests of what they want to hear. ...  read more »


Split Second's monthly lead DJ meeting in April
Posted on: May-08, 2011 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Every month, Split Second Sound's top lead DJ's and some top assistants hold training workshops, go over upcoming events and cross train each other on various styles and new technology. This meeting was hosted by the Hilton University in Charlotte....  read more »


Hendrick Motorsports party
Posted on: December-30, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
For the 6th year in a row, Split Second Sound has provided the entertainment for the top NASCAR racing team Hendrick Motorsports. This year a hawaiian theme with interactive motivators and a live percussionist to engaged the crowd, along with an amazing display of themed food (Embassy Suites in Concord) and decor from Extravaganza Events. Pictured below is owner Vinny with 5 time NASCAR champion Jimmy Johnson, Former NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and popular race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr....  read more »


Party for the President of Discovery channel
Posted on: November-15, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Joey and Vinny set up uplighting throughout the Duke Mansion and a remote TV in the Martini lounge with a 2nd system and then in the main party room a full DJ and light set up with AV. The cake was supplied by the famous Cake Boss (TLC) and Jeff Corwin handle some of the MC work....  read more »


The importance of working with a wedding/event professional
Posted on: June-01, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Split Second Sound is very fortunate to work with so many professionals with vision, talent and great work ethics in the Charlotte area as well as some outside areas. It not only makes us better, but we know our clients are going to get the very best care (and the jobs are fun too). Some people may think it's easy to plan a wedding, to decorate it, to take creative pictures or have the perfect flow to an event. Even after a 1000 weddings in the last 5 years, we can honestly say it's not! One reason Split won't consider taking on Photography, Videography, planning or anything else, because we are truly not professionals in those areas. We don't just do things because you can charge a few bucks. Working with true artists, as I call them, is a pleasure and makes us even better which in turn make the entire event better.A true wedding/event professional has a certain talent, a knack for making things work out, for working with other professionals and bringing out the best in everyone involved. They care, it's their living. Their name and reputation goes into every event and every referral when they tell their client about another industry professional.Not every event goes according to plan. But to the guest and client, you will never know if you have a professional as your vendor. The ends results are almost always perfect...  read more »


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Testimonials

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
14 May 2016
We absolutely loved working with split second sound! Our DJ, Jonah, was excellent! We had a great time dancing the...

James & Julia Reid

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
4 Sep 2016
Jonah with Split Second Sound was the perfect DJ for our wedding and we are so happy to have selected them...

Michael & Alicia Simmons

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
2 Jan 2015
Jonah with Split Second Sound was our wedding DJ. Prior to the wedding we met to get to know each...

Scott & Wydea Merchant

Barry - MC DJ Entertainer Eleey
25 Mar 2017
"When I booked Split Second Sound, I was very excited! My husband and I wanted a fun atmosphere for our...

Dominick & Meredith Vetell

Giovanni - MC DJ Dario
1 Apr 2017
"Split Second Sound was amazing! Eric, Julian and Gio were incredible with the kids and adults, and everyone had a...

Alexis Schwartz

Charlie - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Esparza
29 Jul 2013
"As a bridal publication, we have to present the very best when we throw our own parties. Charlie with Split...

Cristina Wilson - Carolina Bride

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
9 Oct 2010
"Jonny and his assistant did an absolutely amazing job at our reception.  They played all the right music , kept...

Brett Pfeiffer

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
23 Oct 2010
"My experience with Split Second Sound was fantastic from the very first meeting through the whole preparation. Jonny and Kristen...

Samantha Stapert

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
3 May 2014
"We used Split Second Sound for our wedding on May 3rd and they were FANTASTIC to work with! We had Jonny Piscitelli...

Jason & Leslie Allen

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
17 Sep 2016
"When we started planning for our wedding reception, we knew that good music was a key component to having the fun family...

Jim & Kristen Hackl

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
17 Apr 2010
"Joey did a great job! Easy to work with, very professional, stuck religiously to everything we asked, was a problem solver...

Kevin & Jenna Thomas

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Oct 2010
"When it comes to top notch DJ services, Joey sets the standard. When it comes to an amazing personality and the ability to...

Jason Clough

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Oct 2010
"The music was flawless. You are a consummate professional and a great all-around guy. Thank you for making our special...

Jason Clough

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
7 May 2011
"I can not say enough about these guys. Split Second came from a co-worker recommendation and visiting at a bridal...

Chuck & Mistee Formica

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
17 Dec 2011
"Split Second Sound was absolutely amazing. My DJ's, Joey and Levar, were amazing. They made my wedding reception flow perfectly and...

Myles & Ashley Eckel

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
23 Jun 2012
"Joey -- I knew from the first meeting you were the perfect DJ for our wedding. You and Split Second...

Jacqueline Chambers

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
2 Nov 2013
"Everything was wonderful!!  The kids had a wonderful time and everything went smoothly. I could not say enough good thing about all...

Trey & Whitney Kenemer

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
25 Mar 2017
"Split Second Sound, and particularly our DJ's Jonah & Julian, were wonderful! They made the day- of effortless for me...

Jacob & Jennifer Delaney

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
25 May 2013
"Thank you to Joey and SSS for a great reception!  You helped make the night flow so smoothly and the guests...

Colby & Emily Johnson

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
1 Dec 2012
"Joey and Kyle were fabulous!! If we do this party next year we definitely want them. Even though I told them...

Renee Cheeseman

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
28 Sep 2013
"I just wanted to thank you for everything for our daughter's wedding on Saturday night. Joey was fabulous and the...

Tom & Sandy Tesoriero

Charlie - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Esparza
14 Sep 2013
"Living in the NJ/NY area and planning a destination wedding in North Carolina, I was on a mission to find...

Carson & Lauren Sorsby

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
9 Jul 2011
"Hi Michelle, you have been AMAZING throughout this process. You helped me get to and through our wedding day without...

Keith & Syrena Burnam

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
2 Sep 2012
"I can truly say that LeVar and Bradley rocked it out on Sunday! We had people dancing and grooving all...

Annie Lewis

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
19 Mar 2016
We couldn't have been happier with you [Split Second Sounds]! You made the reception so much fun and we really appreciate all...

Damien & Meredith Monaghan

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
15 Apr 2016
From the first time we were at a party with Split Second Sound we knew we wanted this company to...

Quinton & Victoria King

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
1 May 2016
I loved split second sound! Jonah was our DJ and we are still getting compliments on how great the music was....

Logan & Emily Yeomans

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
27 May 2016
If I could give split second sound 10 stars I would!!!! Jonah was our main DJ and there was not a...

Matthew & Ashley Caffey

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
28 May 2016
In my opinion, a DJ is one of (if not the most) important part of a wedding.  Jonah and the entire...

Ross & Lauren Cooper

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
29 May 2016
For anyone that wants their wedding DJ to be interactive, crowd-pleasing, and have everyone out on the dance floor from start to...

Alex & Nicole Fink

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
30 Apr 2016
There are not enough words to describe the amazing experience we had with Jonah through Split Second Sound. From the...

Gavin & Kathryn Pedrotty

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
14 Feb 2015
Split Second Sound is hands-down the best and go-to DJ in the Charlotte area for weddings (and I've been to a...

Geoffty & Lorin Bent

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
18 Jun 2016
Our DJ from Split Second Sound, Jonah Pearl, was outstanding. He truly made our special day memorable from the start to the...

Sean & Lucia Huber

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
2 Jul 2016
Words cannot adequately do justice to what an incredible show that Split Second Sound put on at our wedding. Our...

Chris & Natalie Ford

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
23 Jul 2016
This email serves as an outstanding performance review for Jonah at SSS in regards to our wedding on July 23rd.Gabriel...

Gabriel & Stacey Robbins

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
13 Aug 2016
I just wanted to tell you how happy we were with Jonah who was the DJ at my daughter's wedding at...

Doug & Anne Hepper

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
25 Sep 2016
To Jonah, Giovanni, and the whole Split Second Sound team,     Zach and I can honestly not put into words how much...

Zach & Holly Brady

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
10 Sep 2016
Dear Split Second Sound,   The days leading up to our wedding were more than stressful. We had many unfortunate things occur which...

Eric & Ashton Moore

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
31 Aug 2016
We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate you being a part of our special day! We could tell you...

Palak & Lori

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
23 Sep 2016
Splits Second sound re not just DJs. They are an entertainment company! From customizing your playlist, to assuring your schedule...

Eric & Christine Poltawsky

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
24 Sep 2016
We had a fantastic experience with our awesome DJ Jonah and Split Second Sound! Jonah went above and beyond to...

Stephen & Victoria Carey

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
17 Sep 2016
My review will likely get lost in the thousands of excellent reviews that Split Second Sound receives. Weddings are expensive,...

Jason & Crystal Durr

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
4 Jun 2016
Hello Jonah & all of Split Second Sound!!! I have been wanting to write this review for quite awhile!! We...

Todd & Mary Ann Guthrie

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
22 Oct 2016
When it came to selecting my wedding vendors, there was no question who I would be booking with for DJ...

Daniel & Amy Foster

Rasheed - MC DJ Owens
17 Dec 2016
"The entire SSS team was great to work with. Rasheed was our DJ for our cocktail hour and reception and...

Tammy Thomas-Bennett

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
17 Jul 2010
"Levar and Neil were excellent!  We spoke prior to the wedding giving them a general idea of the type of...

Jessica Crockett

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
8 Mar 2015
"LeVar was our Entertainment host for our wedding- He was amazing!!! As far as our guests, we had a diverse...

Carolyn

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
28 Sep 2013
"We loved everything! LeVar was great! We had so many compliments about the music, even the music being played during...

Benjamin & Karla Brown

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
15 May 2010
"I just wanted to thank Levar for DJing my wedding on May 15th.  Everyone said it was the best wedding...

Mahailey Davis Nettles

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
18 Oct 2013
"My daughter planned her wedding in 7 weeks. We had met Vinny from Split Second Sound at a Bridal Fair...

Carol Cammisa - Father of the Bride

Levar - MC DJ Elite Gladden
17 Jan 2015
"Let me start by saying that every decision you make while wedding planning is so important, and in my case...

Matthew & Sarah Anastasio

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
3 Nov 2012
"Thanks so much! We loved it! Everyone had a great time at the reception! They were so entertaining and there was...

Michael & Christen Carter

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
8 Nov 2014
"When I first booked Split Second Sound, I was a little hesitant. When I dreamt of my wedding day, I...

Chuck & Hannah Chronis

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
30 Apr 2011
"Adam and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the best...

Adam & Ashleigh Dunne

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
5 Sep 2010
"Vinny & Jonnywere wonderful and I am so glad that I chose them. It was more than I dreamed for!"...

Kristine Fedor

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
5 Feb 2011
Hello Vinny, I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance. You and your team took control and were...

Dorianne Bellamy

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
31 Oct 2009
"I just wantedto take a minute to thank you for such a great time at our wedding on Saturday. We...

Lily Lieu

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
16 May 2009
"Vinny and his assistant Lydia did a fantastic job with our wedding. Everyone that was in attendance had so much...

John & Holly Tidikis

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
4 Oct 2008
"Let me tell you- everyone is still talking about how much fun our wedding was and how awesome you were!!!...

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
20 Jun 2009
Richard and I would absolutely say "Exceeded all expectations!" to describe the night. We had an absolutely wonderful time at...

Rene Burkley

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
5 Oct 2013
Jonah and his partner Danny at Split Second Sound did an amazing job at my wedding! I'm so glad I...

Ashleigh Dugger

Jonathan - MC DJ Entertainer Kessler
12 Oct 2013
Jonathan K. was amazing!  From the pre-planning to the end of the night, he was fabulous.  His personality was great...

Cassie Carden

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
12 Oct 2013
SSS is a great company to work with! We were not local, so they did a great job of having...

Danielle Miller

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
5 Oct 2013
Our experience with Split Second Sound was incredible. Steve did an amazing job at our wedding. He is absolutely the...

Stefanie Eizenga


28 Sep 2013
I want to personally thank Eric for doing a phenomenal job at our daughters wedding. The music at the ceremony...

Holly Lewis

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
21 Sep 2013
All that I can say is that JD and Danny were AMAZING! We had an outside wedding and it rained...

Christine Cherry

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
22 Sep 2013
Jonah was amazing!. He did it all. No equipment failures. No dead air ever! Wireless worked without drop outs, cables...

Bob Albertson

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
14 Sep 2013
We truly could not have been happier with everything Dennis and the SSS family did for our event. I've always...

Ashleigh Arnold

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
13 Sep 2013
You guys ROCK! Eric was awesome – he played great music and engaged the crowd before the event. He also...

Kamin Brennan/Visit Charlotte

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
31 Aug 2013
I used Jonah from split second sound and he was FABULOUS! He was very nice and listened to exactly what...

Emily Shupe

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
7 Sep 2013
I'm sad I didn't get to dance as much at my wedding as I do others, but luckily I didn't...

Emily Healy

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
31 Aug 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed working with split second sound!! Our djs Derek and Bradley exceeded our expectations! This was our most expensive vendor...

Morgan Kropelin


7 Sep 2013
Our DJs Eric and Demar were great, as we knew they would be. Split Second Sound is known for being...

Brandy Ingram

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
6 Oct 2012
Everything was great and went off without a hitch. Derek was a pleasure to work with and very professional and...

Lori and Brooks Sinclair

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
31 Aug 2013
JD and his assistant did an amazing job, they could not have pulled it off any better. All our suggestions...

Hamza Seqqat

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
20 Apr 2013
JD did an excellent job! I would not only use Split Second Sound again, but I would specifically request JD....

Melissa Armstrong

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
1 Dec 2012
A big thank you goes out to our DJ Rashaad Wynn.  He did a great job with our Company Holiday...

Annette Peterson

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
26 May 2012
Rashaad and Neil were awesome! They were absolutely wonderful! I've already recommended them and SSS to a friend of ours!...

Brook Badgett

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
31 Dec 2012
I just wanted to say thank you to Rashaad for the excellent job he did with the ceremony and reception...

Denise Glover

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
22 Sep 2012
It was all amazing.  Everything was perfect, Neil kept the music going and everyone was dancing the whole time.  People are still...

Brittany Mays

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
17 May 2013
Eric J did a phenomenal job, as always, at our Pit Stop event last week. He is very engaging, friendly and...

Patty Hunter


25 May 2013
I would like to thank our DJ Kyle for being able to work on such short notice and to do an amazing...

Brian Mcdonough


8 Jun 2013
We were extremely pleased with the way Eric Weinbrenner handled our event. He was punctual, organized and very easy to deal...

Mary Venker

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
6 Oct 2012
I just wanted to thank you again for making our wedding reception one to remember!  I can't tell you how many people complimented...

Brian and Melissa Lehmann

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
6 Apr 2013
Split Second Sound did a WONDERFUL job at our wedding!  When I had previously spoke to the DJ Neil before the...

Jamie Faris

Joey - MC DJ Entertainer Verde
9 Mar 2013
Erin and I would like to thank you for a job exceptionally well done at our Founders Hall wedding on Saturday night....

Jason & Erin Bennett

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
3 Mar 2013
Jonah is the best!!!  I won't lie we had super high expectations since my husband and I both work at ballantyne country...

Dana Poley

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
26 Jan 2013
You guys made the party! People have been emailing and texting me all day how much fun they had. Thank...

Debra Slosman


26 May 2012
I meant to send this note to you earlier to express our praise for Mark our DJ. We realized that the DJ...

Jeffrey Del Rosso

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
27 Apr 2012
We were referred to Spit Second Sound from the mother of a bride that had Vinny as a DJ at her...

Brandy Harter


12 May 2012
I had a fantastic experience with y'all! Everything from the meeting before the wedding all the way to the day of the...

Ali Currier

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
28 Apr 2012
Split Second Sound was the best investment we could have made for our reception. Jonah is an amazing DJ and...

Amber McCarter

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
25 Feb 2012
I cannot say enough good things about Derek and Split Second Sound. He contacted me a few times before the event to...

Samantha Jennings

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
17 Mar 2012
All the employees at Split Second Sound were wonderful but the person who really went above and beyond was Jonny,...

Sara Barkman


28 Jan 2012
I don't even know where to start... they were just amazing. Completely professional. They knew exactly what they were doing-...

Amanda O'Connor

Vinny - MC DJ Elite Esposito
6 Sep 2009
I would like to rate all questions as Exceeded Expectations! I have absolutely no complaints, everything was wonderful! My friends...

Jamie Bubenzer


29 Oct 2011
DJ Michael Finch did the music for our wedding in Lake Lure. The venue was small and the crowd was small...

Lisa Hopkins

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
23 Sep 2011
Dennis was everything we wanted in a DJ.  He went above and beyond asking myself and Mike if he could get us...

Brandy Hickman

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
30 Jul 2011
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Dennis! He was so much fun and really ...

Hanna Jones

Dennis - MC DJ Entertainer Mercurio
20 Jun 2009
I was afraid at first hiring a DJ because at all of the weddings I have been to the DJ...

Melanie S

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
7 Aug 2010
We had a bit of a crisis on our hands with the previous DJ that we booked through another company.  He called...

Corey

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
22 Oct 2011
Rashaad and Mike did everything perfectly! Just as Rashaad's online reviews boast, he's an amazing MC and REALLY gets the party going!...

Laura Ferguson

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
3 Sep 2011
I must say that Rashaad and Eddie were absolutely wonderful!! I truly could not have asked for a better MC than Rashaad!...

Amanda Collins

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
23 Jul 2011
I just wanted to share how pleased we were with our DJs Derek and Jordan M. The reception was great and...

Siobhan Grant

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
28 May 2011
 I'm more than happy to tell you that the wedding was wonderful.  All of the guests were very engaged at...

Joanne Rychlik

Derek - MC DJ Entertainer Andreas
16 May 2009
You guys EXCEEDED my expectations! Derek was on top of things, especially when it came to things my other vendors...

Steph McElveen

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
30 Apr 2011
My husband, Craig, and I were married on April 30, 2011. We held the reception at Bonterra in Dilworth and...

Kelley Flowe

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
18 Jun 2011
Steve and Alina were AWESOME!! Steve met with me before the wedding to secure all details. He was very specific and clear about...

Heather Addison

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
14 Aug 2010
  Split Second Sound was amazing to work with from the very beginning.  The moment we met with Steve and...

Natalie Dills

Steve - MC DJ Entertainer Bradle
1 Jan 2010
Our wedding was fantastic… We had a dream ceremony and then came the reception. All my guests were so excited...

Cathy Farnham


5 Mar 2011
Eric and Neil and the team- You did an outstanding job. You really made the event! Everyone had a...

Celeste Barone


12 Mar 2011
Our event was FABULOUS!!!!  Eric, Neil and Rashaad were amazing as were the party motivators.  We have not stopped ...

Wanda Greenfield


27 Feb 2010
I can't thank you enough for the job you did at Dan and Jake's Bar Mitzvah party.  You heard what...

Sheri Jessell


2 Oct 2010
  I just wanted to let you know that Eric was AWESOME at our wedding celebration on Oct. 2!  He...

Cory Lippard

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
15 Oct 2011
We were totally impressed with JD's professionalism, and loved his fun, laid-back, smooth style of DJing our wedding. It was...

Jule Barnitt

Jonathan - MC DJ Entertainer Kessler
21 May 2011
Eddie & Jon were INCREDIBLE. Being wedding photographers ourselves, Walter & I both know how important a good DJ is to a wedding....

Heather Garland

James 'JD' - MC DJ Dickens
24 Sep 2011
Where do I start? Jonathan and James (JD) were assigned to my wedding and they were, in one word, INCREDIBLE! As soon...

Justin Pompey

Eric - MC DJ VJ Entertainer Jaundoo
17 Sep 2011
We had a great experience using SSS. I felt like Eric really listened to our requests and the ceremony and the...

Emily Blair

Jonny - MC DJ Entertainer Piscitelli
9 Apr 2011
JONNY & ERIC J....EFFORTLESS, GREAT, PHENOMENAL, BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!! Split second sound is such a...

Leigha Christenbury

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
22 Oct 2011
I can’t tell you how wonderful Neil was! He was simply outstanding at making sure that everything was well organized and...

Frances Hartley (Mother of the Bride)


21 May 2011
Our DJ, Mark was wonderful and really brought a lot of energy to our reception! Split Second Sound really does...

MaryKatherine Byrd

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
30 Apr 2011
Words can not describe how amazing Jonah was at our wedding reception. I am still getting compliments about how much...

Jessica Rankin

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
26 Mar 2011
 Jonah was the perfect fit for the wedding and reception.  His energy, enthusiasm, and attention to detail was excellent.  During...

Parker Sturges

Jonah - MC DJ Elite Pearl
9 Oct 2010
 Thank you Jonah Pearl and Split Second Sound for an awesome job at the Hinely / Reid Wedding Saturday night,...

Janice Hinely

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
10 Jul 2010
We just wanted to write a quick email thanking Rashad, and your company, for making our wedding day an absolute...

Anna and Oliver Travieso

Rashaad - MC Entertainer Wynn
1 Mar 2008
Just wanted to let you know that we thought Rashaad did a great job! He was there on time, had...

Misty Jones

Neil - DJ Entertainer McCleery
1 Aug 2009
Neil and Rashaad did an excellent job for both our ceremony and reception. We left the music selection for the...

Leo Keoing

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