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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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Wedding Wednesday Spotlight
Posted on: January-04, 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 »


Spotlight DJ Of The Week
Posted on: September-19, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
The DJ that we would like to Spotlight this week is our very own Mike Glass. If you know Mike, you know that his favorite thing is to be out with friends having a good time – “Where The Party At” by Jagged Edge would sum up Mike’s appreciation for celebrating the moment in all capacities.   Mike or The Professor, is one of our most versatile DJs. To understand why, you will have to meet the man behind the DJ booth. It is my pleasure to introduce another member of the Split Second Family.  Born in Chicago but raised in Pittsburg, Mike has always been interested in music. He played the guitar, piano, and saxophone. His older brother desired to become a DJ and like little brothers often do, Mike followed in his footsteps. He learned quickly, in the DJ world, to keep trying and never give up. Mike has a passion for people. It is evident when he is behind the DJ booth or in the classroom, where he has been a teacher for over 13 years. Mike is continuously striving to be better. He is motivated by his passion for music, his love for teaching, but mostly his family. He is the father of 3 boys and a little girl. If that doesn’t melt your heart, his involvement in community service through his fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha), directing church choirs in several states and teaching the youth of America just might. His background in music and his experience working with people of all backgrounds and ages makes him an asset to our DJ family.    Mike brings his big smile and a party for...  read more »


No need to "Wine" About Your DJ
Posted on: September-06, 2016 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Wine enthusiasts have spent years perfecting the ability to pair wine with a particular dish. If you have begun your wedding journey, more than likely you have spent time tasting wine or different dishes. After diving into the wedding pool, you may not want to spit that wine out at the next tasting. When you're delegated the task of deciding wine for whatever occasion you must understand that the flavors that are naturally found in wine - sweet, tart, bitter - are all altered depending on the flavors and ingredients in the meals presented. This pairing process can be delicate when wine and food are the highlight of an event.  During your wedding day, your music is comparable to finding the perfect wine to go with your meal. The entertainment aspect will be what people will remember most. Like the wine pairing, you may take a friend’s advice but is that the wine that will most likely, "wow" the guests or is it a unique taste that your friend is fond of? It is very important for your music (or wine) to fit best with what you envision for your wedding; it is YOURS after all.  At Split Second Sound (www.splitsecondsound.com) we offer a variety to fit multiple ‘palate's’, if you will. Clients and DJs come in all flavors. As great as both the DJ and the clients may be, they aren't always the best fit for...  read more »


Four Things You Should Cover with Your Wedding DJ
Posted on: August-18, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
While professional DJ's are familiar with the flow of a wedding, they aren’t mind readers! If there is a certain expectation or tone you want to set for your reception, you should definitely go over this with the DJ so you can set realistic expectations together. Below are a few other things you should absolutely cover with your DJ prior to your reception: 1.)    What you don’t want – if the electric slide makes you cringe or there is a popular song you don’t want to be a part of your night, make sure you inform the DJ. This way, even if he/she were to get requests for those songs, they know to skip them. 2.)    Formalities – you can ask your DJ to give you ideas for the cake cutting or the garter toss (that’s what they are for!), but make sure you still cover these details with them before-hand. Asking them to pick the song and not reviewing it before the actual event could be a recipe for disaster. 3.)    Timeline – a professional DJ with extensive experience will be able to guide you through a suggested timeline or they will be able to work with one you have created. Either way, because the DJ is the person hosting your event, make a point to cover every detail of the timeline....  read more »


Making a Cultural Statement
Posted on: July-18, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
There is a definite advantage to having a broadly-cultured, experienced crew of DJs!  We love the fact that each of our clients are different in so many ways and we look forward to matching the best fitting DJ to each diverse event. After all, what better way to celebrate your unique culture than having someone who can relate to you and your family as the host of your wedding reception? With DJ’s from both the North and South we understand what a ‘Northern’ wedding means. Many of our DJ’s and assistants speak different languages from Spanish to Italian and even Russian. With experience in several cultures, many of our DJs spend hours preparing for an event by studying the culture they are about to be a part of for the evening. Split Second Sound matches each event with the best-suited DJ to deliver...  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 »


Wedding Must-Play’s from 2014
Posted on: June-20, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Wedding Must-Play’s from 2014 We’re only half way through 2014 but there are already some huge hits to include in your wedding. Below is just a few of our favorites with the lyrics you will love! “All of Me” – John Legend John Legend performed this song for his wife, Chrissy Teigen at their wedding in September 2013 but if that isn’t enough of a reason, here’s our highlight of the lyrics: Our favorite line: ...  read more »


Band vs DJ: Why We Love this Age Old Debate
Posted on: June-13, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Why do we love it? Because we have all the answers when it comes to the many questions surrounding this debate!  We know we may be a little biased but there are a few really good reasons we love discussing Bands vs DJ’s. DJ’s Always Win Okay, maybe not always but we get to discuss all the reasons DJ’s are awesome which is a conversation we already love to have with brides and grooms. The primary focus for most weddings is how to get everything the bride and groom wants for the right budget. In terms of value, DJ’s take the category with the ability to play a range of music and are generally the more ‘budget-conscious’ option. We’re ‘Classic’ At the end of the day, who doesn’t love the original version of their favorite classic? That’s why it’s a classic! So no matter how great the band that’s being considered may be… they’re still no Journey. Music? Yes    MC? No… We hate to be sticklers for details (no we don’t, we love it!) but playing an instrument and hosting a wedding are not directly related. This means we (as wedding DJ’s) have a head up on the competition before we even start the debate! Most wedding DJ’s are experienced in the flow of a wedding which makes a world of difference when it comes to the person running your big day. As DJ’s we are trained as MC’s for the details like the first dance, father/daughter, bouquet toss etc. bands however, generally do not do the formalities as they are more focused on...  read more »


DJ Design Elements We Dig
Posted on: June-06, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
We might be partial to the DJ being a highlight of your wedding day environment but there are a few other décor design elements that we think adds the perfect touch. Uplighting Whether it’s just an area of the room or the entire room, uplighting gives just the right pop of color to bring location to life. The colors of the uplights themselves can be set to match just about any theme and provide an ambiance that is perfect to get the party started. Monograms We are all for putting your name on everything for the big day so why not have it shining on the dance floor as well? Or even on the wall? This classic element is a beautiful touch that shows up great for first dance photos! Photo Montage TVs with photo montage’s playing are usually a centerpiece for your guests. While flowers and other...  read more »


What's Your Perfect Date?
Posted on: May-09, 2014 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
What’s your idea of the perfect date? It might be as simple as undivided attention from your significant other without one of your iPhone’s blowing up … but once you're engaged, it's all about the perfect WEDDING date! There’s an art to finding that one day of the year where…”it’s not too hot, not too cold” and perfect for celebrating your big day.   Any wedding professional will tell you that the last 2 weekends in April and September will be the first dates booked, thus – the PERFECT wedding date. So, if you’re looking for the ‘perfect’ (read: the first booked dates of the season) then don’t wait too long …. make the decision and then go for it!  Start booking those vendors right away. Not so interested in the “PERFECT DATE” but more concerned about just marrying THE one for you?! If that’s the case, the most important factor in considering a wedding date is what you and your fiancéenvision! Write a list of the top 3 important aspects of your event. If venue is at the top, then make sure you decide on the location before selecting your date. You’d be heartbroken if your top-choice venue was booked on the date you selected, right? If the reception entertainment is a priority then make sure the cities top DJ company (hint: Split Second Sound) or band are available before making any final decisions. In the end, what you want for your big day is the celebration that you envisioned coming to life. Make sure all of your...  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 »


Operations Manager to 'DJ in training'
Posted on: December-16, 2013 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
As the Operations Manager for Split Second Sound, there are many aspects of the business that I witness and manage first-hand. Luckily, I can rely on our well-trained and seasoned professionals to pull off the day-of the actual events with success. While I am not a DJ, I love that my career is now based on the business of our DJ’s and the events of our clients. Alas, there are only so many things that can be learned from ‘behind-the-desk’. It is hard to preach about a topic that you have not witnessed first-hand so for that reason, I attended and ‘assisted’ at an event with one of our top-requested and highly praised DJs: LeVar ‘Mista LG’ Gladden.  From the labor of carrying all the (HEAVY!) equipment, to learning how important an assistant’s connection with the lead can be, to learning how to throw a really GREAT party… to set up, to tear down and everything in between, my night was a lesson learned and brings me one step closer to understanding the ‘way of our DJs’. Below are behind-the-scenes photos that provide a play-by-play of our event:LeVar is checking in with the office the moment that we got out of the car. I was actually 5 feet in front of him at first when he stopped and said 'hold on, got to check-in'. Even though I often handle weekend 'check-ins' for our DJs, I hadn't witnessed it from this side before so I was confused why he was stopping in the...  read more »


A brief look at a 7 day span of events
Posted on: October-09, 2013 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
It started on Wednesday day stopping by Bank of America stadium for some work on Game day music. Then to the new city office for an appointment. Over to the convention center by 2:15 to meet with Ana and the flash mob team for the next days event.After the practice, I was back at the city office for another meeting. Afterwards, I head back over to the convention center as I introduce Bradley to about 75 nurses from Chicago to teach them line dances.Thursday was an early start as I was back at the Convention center around 8am.Around 8:35, 2 dancers come crashing through the doors, the music starts and gradually people (dancers placed in the room) started to join in to a full scale dance production. An amazing team of dancers lead by Ana Ogbueze from the dance district agency.I then head to the city office to do some work, sit in a meeting and then head over to the Charlotte City Club for the 2nd Harvest food bank fund raiser "Wine, women & shoes", hosted by Natalie Pasquarella from WSOC TV news. Neil and I supplied sound, music, wireless mics, 2 - 50" TV's for the video presentations and up-lights for the room and stage.Friday was a little easier as it was catch up day as I was 2 days behind in emails. It started with an 11am lunch meeting in the city with Jonny, one of our top DJs. Even ran into Panther president Dr. Morrison and...  read more »


Charlotte Wedding DJ - Vendor Spotlight Cake Lady Jill
Posted on: April-25, 2013 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Photo provided by Cake Lady JillWhen you walk into a reception it's usually one of the first things that catches your eye. From a display of cupcakes to a multi-tiered cake, no two weddings are the same and no two wedding cakes are the same. Flavors, design, floral arrangements... the combinations and possibilities are endless. The most important part the cake plays at the wedding happens when it's time to cut the cake. Cake cutting is one of the first task the bride and groom perform together after becoming officially wed. Traditionally, the bride holds the knife and the groom places his hand over hers to "help" her cut the first piece. Afterwards, the bride and groom often feed each other a piece. These acts symbolize conquering tasks together, as well as sharing or providing for one another through the marriage.Photo provided by Cake Lady JillWe are lucky to have so many amazing bakers and designers of wedding cakes here in Charlotte. One of them is Cake Lady Jill.For over 12 years Cake Lady Jill, has designed and baked wedding cakes. They feature top quality ingredientsand completely...  read more »


Wedding DJ Charlotte - Bridal Panel
Posted on: January-30, 2013 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Have you heard about this upcoming bridal panel? We highly recommend all current and future brides to check this out - Even if you just got engaged and are just starting the planning process! We hear from brides all the time that the planning process is overwhelming. Some comments we hear from brides is "I just had no idea what was involved" and "it's hard to know the differences between vendors". As a past, recent bride (married for 4 years), I can relate that the process is overwhelming and sometimes confusing. Photographer 'A' wanted to charge me $XXX but photographer 'B' wanted to charge me almost double for the same service. What was the difference? And why do photographers charge so much anyway? And I can tell you I had no idea what the contract was talking about when it mentioned Print Release and Copyright Release - They're the same right?! Bridal panels are the way to get those questions answered. The vendors are there to help you and they remain anonymous. Why is that great? Because they answer your questions honestly, without them trying to sell their services. Also, bridal panels are a great way to meet other brides who are in the same boat as you - it never hurts to bounce ideas back and forth! Without further hesitation, here is the information about the bridal panel from The Charlotte Wedding Insider website: A uniquely approached bridal panel on Feb. 12, 2013 at The Hampton Inn & Suites at Phillips...  read more »


The Ballantyne Hotel, Carolina Wedding Design & Juliet Photography - Vendor Spotlight
Posted on: December-27, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
In our industry, like so many others, we are forever thankful for the amazing relationships we form with other professional vendors. Every Thursday we will feature vendors that we have worked with and highly recommend. To be a professional means that you consistently deliver top quality while maintaining strong professional relationships with your clients and those in your industry. These professionals have been in the industry for years, or they could be new to the field. They have mastered their craft and come with a strong business plan. We have had great success with these vendors.      This week we will be featuring The Ballantyne Hotel, Carolina Wedding Design and Juliet Photography. The Ballantyne Hotel seems to be a favorite between brides, grooms and their families. Brides love their various event spaces. From the main ballroom that can sit up to 600, to The Lodge and outside to the lawn options, The Ballantyne Hotel is diverse when it comes to options. Are pictures important to you? The hotel and it's grounds offer some amazing places that are some of the most picturesque in all of Charlotte. Grooms love the hotel for it's amazing cuisine and I'm sure we don't have to mention the golf outings. You guest will love it for the convenience. Everything is right there. No need to drive to the ceremony and then to reception site - Charlotte can be difficult to navigate for your out of town guest. And if you like to be pampered, a...  read more »


Vendor Spotlight - Best Impressions Caterers, Critsey Rowe Photography & Cheesecake Etc.
Posted on: December-20, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
     In our industry, like so many others, we are forever thankful for the amazing relationships we form with other professional vendors. Every Thursday we will feature vendors that we have worked with and highly recommend. To be a professional means that you consistently deliver top quality while maintaining strong professional relationships with your clients and those in your industry. These professionals have been in the industry for years, or they could be new to the field. They have mastered their craft and come with a strong business plan. We have had great success with these vendors.      This week we will be featuring Best Impressions Caterers at Byron's on South End, Critsey Rowe Photography and Cheesecake Etc. So without further delay, meet these wonderful vendors:    Best Impressions Caterers at Byron's South End is a catering firm founded in 1989. They operate three distinct catering divisions: Best Impressions Caterers, The Grill & Picnic Company and Byron's South End. Byron’s South End is their 4,700 square foot banquet facility located in The Design Center of the Carolinas in Historic South End. They cater a wide range of various events. From backyard gatherings, to weddings, to large corporate events, Best Impressions Caterers will handle your event with high-quality cuisine and professional services. Founder Dave Byron comments, “The rewards of this business are many, but more than anything, I believe the most rewarding thing is to...  read more »


Cooling down a hot wedding day
Posted on: July-15, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
The weekend of June 30th, Charlotte was subject to 100+ degree temperatures for 4 straight days. One wedding couple came up with some great ideas to offset that for their reception at Firethorne Country Club. 1st, in the bar during cocktail hour, they had flavored ices that guest to add alcohol to for some kick. Then, along with their cake for desert, they put out an ice cream bar. Even though guest stull sweated a little, they danced the night away until it was time to leave. 102 of the 107 guests were all from out of town/state....  read more »


Some recent set ups (AV & uplights)
Posted on: April-30, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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3 most importants vendors at a wedding
Posted on: March-30, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Every professional vendor adds to the experience and enhancement of a wedding. Flowers, Video, cake, dress, tuxedo, decor, lighting, etc all play a vital part. But one is the most important, one has the biggest impact and one has the most lasting effect.Most important: A wedding planner. At times and at some locations, the person in charge of your wedding can be a major asset in the planning (ex; Nathan Hoffman at the Charlotte City Club). A wedding planner sets the table for everybody. Sorting out the budget and what the bride really wants and helping get the professional vendors in place to make that vision happen. A good wedding planner understands it's not all glamour as there is dirty, little details that have to get done. A direct line for the bride to deal with family, vendors and just a helping partner to let her enjoy the process.Biggest impact: Entertainment. A DJ can take a good party and make it great or take a struggling party and make it good. An open bar does not cover up bad music, a terrible flow and the obnoxious DJ who thinks he's the star. Lasting impact: The photographer. Why do people think they can take professional wedding pictures because they have a nice camera? The responsibility of someone's precious pictures that will be hung on the walls and looked at over the years in albums is what they will bring back the memories. They are truly artists and so many photographers have...  read more »


Mock Wedding
Posted on: February-27, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
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Using Wedding Professionals
Posted on: February-19, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
    Split Second Sound is using it's resources to help educate future brides and grooms about the benefits of using wedding professionals. Movies like the Wedding singer and the Wedding Planner do not give the real image of what work and details go on behind the scenes. Not every "Wedding DJ is cheesy" and just playing songs doesn't guarantee people will dance. Wedding planners handle a lot of un-glamouros jobs and tasks to pull off a great wedding and often their true value is never realized by brides until afterwards. Photography is not just point and shoot. Angles, lighting, being at the right spot at the right time. Knowing what pictures capture the essence of the reception/event. It is truly an art form.    In talking with local professionals, educating clients is the key as the brides and grooms just don't know enough to make all the right decisions. TV and something slanted advice has colored their view on what they need or they believe their tight budget restricts them. No matter what the budget, using professionals on every level helps make the event complete. Professional vendors come in all different price ranges as services vary. Vendors use the analogy that if 1 part doesn't work correctly, it effects the rest of the parts in making a great event and experience. When working with professionals (experienced and/or have a solid business practice), things run smoother and the value the end client and guests receive are so much higher.    We are hoping...  read more »


Bridal Shows
Posted on: February-17, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Last Sunday we had the chance to be a part of a bridal show and grand tasting. The bridal show at The Speedway Club sponsored by Carolina Wedding Magazine. The grand tasting  was a more intimate event for the bride & grooms that booked at the Duke Mansion. If you haven't had a chance to go to any bridal shows, there are plenty more you can attend. This weekend SSS will be at  DSBG & Hilton University-- Perfect Wedding Guide's bridal show. Its a great way to meet several different vendors at one time. Hopefully we will get the chance to meet you soon !!Thank you to BlueSky Studios for the great pictures !!! ...  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 »


Bridal Showcase on January 8, 2012
Posted on: January-11, 2012 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
On Sunday, January 8th Split Second Sound joined many other vendors and participated in the Bridal Showcase at the Charlotte Convention Center. We had a great day talking to over 140 brides, grooms, and their families. We even got the chance to take a break and do some dancing !! Congratulations to all the future bride and grooms, it was great to meet you and we look forward to hopefully being a part of your special day. ...  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 »


Split Second Sound on the set of FOX News Rising
Posted on: May-08, 2011 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Split Second Sound was recently featured on Fox News Rising during bridal week leading up the the big royal wedding in England. First, Vinny spun the tunes for the Friday dance party that Split is now a weekly sponsor of. Shortly afterwards, Vinny & Diane were interview live by Fox on air personality Derek James.Featured in the Picture is Tyler, Derek James, Corey, Diane, Vinny and Anna Kooiman.Vinny & Diane getting mic'd up right before the live interview....  read more »


Rooftop wedding, NY style
Posted on: May-08, 2011 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Vinny, Alicia and Gwen entertained on the Holiday Inn Center City for a rooftop wedding in April 2011. The reception featured our Frank Sinatra singer for cocktail hour and then 2 TV's for several photo montages played throughout the night....  read more »


The party that could have went all night
Posted on: October-20, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Bonnie & Joe, what a wedding reception at the Ballantyne Hotel. DJ's Vinny & Joey were honored to be such a huge part of their exciting day, including an added photo montage and live video feed of the dance floor. They danced for about 3 1/2 hours straight....  read more »


Asheville wedding at the beautiful Bohemian hotel
Posted on: September-18, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Small or large, old or young, north or south, it doesn't matter. What a great time J-Live (Julia) and Vinny had at the Jamie and Shane Abraham wedding....  read more »


NBA Player Sean May & Grace Vargas wedding
Posted on: September-07, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
The Split Team of Vinny, Levar and Neil (along with Anthony, Diane and Jordan R) were on hand to entertain at the May-Vargas wedding. Sean is a former NBA Charlotte Bobcat and is now playing for the NY Nets. Featuring the AV package with live video feed to enhance the live dancing, the swag surfing was on this night as guests (and Sean and Grace) packed dance floor until the end of the night. The beautiful Ritz Carlton and their exceptional staff delivered an amazing night with the guidance of Weddings and the City top planner Tiffany Ratliff. Kristin Vining was snapping the shots (pix below) and KA Studios shot the video and a Place for Flowers handled the decor. Top vendors all around....  read more »


The NY/Italy wedding at the Ballantyne Hotel
Posted on: July-25, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Vinny and Joey teamed up for a huge Italian wedding at the Ballantyne hotel. Working with Jen Cole and her staff, Rick and Brian from One true light photography and our good buddy Rick Kaplan from Carolina Video who came down to get some shots of us. John Thomas and Christina, WOW. What a wedding!...  read more »


Julia gets a new nickname at this Thrilling wedding in Thomasville
Posted on: June-15, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Vinny & Julia rocked a wedding for a family Vinny DJ'd the sister's wedding over 5 years ago. It was held at 12 W Main Street in Thomasville. Mixed with old and young, we played big Band and the Tennessee waltz all the way to Lady Gaga and Black Eye Peas and everything in between for this 6 hour wedding and reception. Julia got called such a "live wire" with all her energy and she was the life of the party so her new name is J-Live. A star is born....  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 »


Jonah in action
Posted on: May-25, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Jonah in action at Pine Island Country Club. Joey was the main MC/DJ....  read more »


Scott & Sarah's wedding
Posted on: May-16, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
The All Star crew was out tonight. Keith from KA Studios was filming, Thomas Geist was taking the shots, Jonathan from a Place for Flowers set the decor at the Renaissance South Park tonight. This was a long wedding. Ceremony at 5:30. Ending at 1am. And they stayed until the end. Awesome gig.Eric mixing away.The Brides wearing Cowboys boots....  read more »


Rashaad rocking a NY weddings with Vinny
Posted on: May-10, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
MC/DJ Rashaad rocks a party w/Vinny at the Charlotte Hilton in center city for a wedding with over 100 guests from NY.  ...  read more »


Kristen comes back
Posted on: May-10, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Kristen Mathews, long time DJ for Split for over 4 years came back for her 1st gig in 2010 with Split and rocked a wedding at DSBG with Vinny. She didn't miss a beat with mixes, cues and picking great songs to play. Juliet Photography was there capturing all the great moments....  read more »


End of the Night sing a long at Byron's South End
Posted on: April-26, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
An incredible wedding with a bride and groom we call family (he's now our insurance agent). Fort Mill was there taking the snap shots and Best Impressions served the tasty food....  read more »


Bill & Shana's wedding
Posted on: April-26, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Another fun night at a Split wedding. What makes every wedding so special is what makes them unique, the brides & grooms and their family and friend's. It makes us love what we do! Aksel was the MC and Vinny mixing the tunes, the party rocked all night. Alan from Crown Alley films was the videographer. Best Impressions was the caterer with a fantastic spread at Roof with a View....  read more »


Wedding Reception, Italian style
Posted on: March-28, 2010 | Post By: SplitSecondSound Blogger
Italians are known for family being a huge part of their special day and Nicole and Bruce's wedding was no exception. The reception was held at the beautiful Ballantyne Hotel and Erin Hunter and her staff did a fantastic job as usually from service, to great food, to the room set up. The very creative Blair Phillips and his wife were on hand to take the snap shots. Blair is like a predator, just looking for the best shot and quickly, it's done and he's got it, capturing every great moment. Darin and Chris from Cinematrimony were filming every move of the wedding and the reception. If you don't know, he looks like Vinny's twin!There are so many great vendors in the city of Charlotte and we are so fortunate to work with them all on a regular basis. The entertainers for this wedding were Vinny & Joey (yes, the 2 Italians from NY) and new staff member Sam Shea....  read more »


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Testimonials

Jonah - MC DJ Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Host 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 Host 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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 Entertainer 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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