JD

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Originally from New York, JD's background and experience as an MC on the NASCAR circuit led him to join SSS in 2008. With a love for music production and the "behind the scenes" that goes into producing a show, JD is versatile, talented, and very smart. JD has this knack for playing the right song at the right time. He has the ability to adjust to last minute changes with his seamless flow intact. He spends time getting to know the clients and plans their vision out with great care. Even though he is soft spoken, JD knows how to turn up the music and let his smooth mixes and excellent song choices do the talking for him.
 
 
  • Julianne Pisano
    JD,I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being our DJ for the company Christmas party last Saturday. I think you did a fantastic job reading our guests and playing appropriate songs during the different segments of the evening. Everyone had a great time. I will definitely keep you in mind for future events of ours. We typically do similar events a couple of times a years.
    Julianne Pisano
  • Brandy Brown
    Hey JD was great, no phenomenal.  He went above and beyond and I would definitely recommend him to any and everyone. He's my new #1 DJ and you guys have a good one on your hands. Thanks for the business.
    Brandy Brown
  • Jessica Ragins
    I had a 35th birthday party for my husband and JD was my DJ and he was absolutely fabulous!!!  The party would not have been the success it was if it wasn’t for him.  He was very personable and a true joy to work with.  He felt like family.  I plan to use Split Second Sound again for my next event and will request JD as my DJ.
    Jessica Ragins
  • Lisa Oliver
    Loved JD and the guy that was with him.  Had a great time.  We chose to have JD again after he did my other daughter's wedding a year and a half ago.  I think that says volumes that we chose you all again and chose JD again.
    Lisa Oliver
  • Janet Jernigan
    I am finally recovering from the grand celebration that I had this past weekend!  Let me just say that my expectations were far exceeded!  Everyone that I communicated with provided such a warm and professional service.  The follow-through and attention to detail was excellent!  Our DJ, JD was absolutely amazing!!!  He arrived in a very timely manner and had everything setup and ready to go.  He was right on queue playing the specific music that I provided for certain portion of the celebration.  I also provided a Playlist with some of my favorite music and he certainly delivered!  Prior to this event I was not aware of your company and was very happy that the Ritz recommended your services.  I didn't have to worry whether or not the DJ would show up as you came highly recommended by the Ritz Carlton, plus I quickly realized from our communication that you were a very reliable and trustworthy company. So, thank you for making my 50th Celebration a very memorable and fun Event.  It was truly a pleasure meeting and working with JD.
    Janet Jernigan
  • Austin Wright
    JD was professional and very flexible with our changing needs. I would highly recommend him to future clients!
    Austin Wright
  • Christine Cherry
    All that I can say is that JD and Danny were AMAZING! We had an outside wedding and it rained off and on all day. They were absolute troopers with the weather. They played every song that we had requested and made what could have been a bummer of a day into a really memorable celebration! Our guests flooded the dance floor and stayed there all night! We really can't thank JD and Danny enough for their hard work. We received so many compliments in regards to them! We will definitely use them in the future! Thank you so much for having an awesome company full of hard workers!
    Christine Cherry
  • Emily Healy
    I'm sad I didn't get to dance as much at my wedding as I do others, but luckily I didn't feel like I missed any great music, because he played it all and I could hear it wherever I was during the night! JD did an AWESOME job as our DJ. He got great feedback from all the guests and came up with a great playlist! Everyone was dancing, even my mom who barely busts a move! I'm happy to know they take care of events of all sizes; I will plan to use them for our childrens' Bar/Bat Mitzvahs as long as we're still in town! Thank you so much Vinny, JD + the rest of the SSS family!
    Emily Healy
  • Hamza Seqqat
    JD and his assistant did an amazing job, they could not have pulled it off any better. All our suggestions and requests were taken into consideration, the music choices and timing were absolutely perfect. The guys interacted with our guests in a professional and fun manner, the introductions were flawless. I cannot think of a single detail that went wrong or deviated from the plan. Again, thank you guys for everything, you guys had a huge role in the wedding and you contributed greatly to its success. Thanks again.
    Hamza Seqqat
  • Melissa Armstrong
    JD did an excellent job! I would not only use Split Second Sound again, but I would specifically request JD. We had a last minute request just before the party started and he was able to locate the song and have it played as my daughter came into the party /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}
    Melissa Armstrong
  • Staci Mahal
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    Staci Mahal
  • Brittany Berry
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    Brittany Berry
  • Jule Barnitt
    We were totally impressed with JD's professionalism, and loved his fun, laid-back, smooth style of DJing our wedding. It was everything we ever wanted. He helped get the crowd into it from the introductions, was very personable & approachable with all the guests & wedding party/family, and played a wide variety of music that pleased everyone. We felt very comfortable with him from our first meeting a few weeks before the event, and gave him our "must have" songs as well as additional requests that we wanted. We were so happy to hear that he incorporated almost everything that we had asked for - and that was a lot! He got on the dance floor to do the Wobble next to me, and that was a blast. JD & his assistant proved to be high-class entertainers, who were never the "center" of attention, but ran a fabulous show. We could see exactly why Split Second Sound was recommended to us as the "best company of DJs around". My husband & I will be recommending them for years to come, & will know where to go in the future if we need a DJ! Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;}
    Jule Barnitt
  • Naomi Turner
    JD was great! We loved the reception! It was exactly what we wanted and knew we would get with JD!
    Naomi Turner
  • Justin Pompey
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    Justin Pompey
  • Emily Yandle
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    Emily Yandle
  • Emily Yandle
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    Emily Yandle
  • L'oreal Dunn Glenn
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    L'oreal Dunn Glenn
  • Serita Williams
    JD did a WONDERFUL job!!!! There were people still calling my sister & I days after the party talking about what a great job the DJ did.    We met/spoke with JD a few times before the party to ensure that he understood what we wanted because we're from NJ & we had alot of family that flew to Charlotte for the party.  He assured us that he knew exactly the type of club/classic/house music we wanted in addtion to the regular hip hop & r&b.  The ability to play the videos on the flat screen while the song was playing was a big deal to us because it also served as entertainment to the guest who weren't on the dancefloor. I think the highlight of the night was when he put on the "Wobble" & came from behind the turntables to give the crowd a tutorial & did the dance with us!!! The guests loved it & so did we :)   In closing, I'd like to say that I've given many parties & JD has to be one of the most personable DJ's I've ever come across & that is MAJOR in the entertainment business.  You are all lucky to have him onboard & we will definitely reach out to your company to request him for any future events we have!!   Thanks, Serita
    Serita Williams
  • Amy Diehl
    JD was GREAT to work with!! He was available when I needed to reach him, he interacted with the crowd, and he kept it going and got them to join in and have a great time! We will definitely use him again in the future!
    Amy Diehl
  • Morgan and Jaime Beach
    Many, many thanks for a job well done!  Thank you so much for helping to make our BIG day so much fun!  The main goal for our wedding reception was for everyone to have fun and to make a lasting impression.  JD was very professional and went out of his way to make our wishes come true.  Our friends were very impressed with JD and Danny’s interaction and how they made everyone feel comfortable. The entire Split Second Sound family was friendly, accommodating, and most important, reliable.  Thanks, again, for your services – we appreciate all you did for us!
    Morgan and Jaime Beach
  • Wes Hunt
    Derek & JD completely exceeded our expectations!!  He was very easy to get in touch with and always responded in a timely manner.  We had a blast at our reception.  We couldn’t have asked for anything better.  And the best part of all is that we are getting such positive feedback from our guests.  Everyone had a great time.  They knew exactly what to do and what to say to get our crowd going.  I loved seeing him and his assistant out on the dance floor with us.  It was my goal that not only would we have a great time at our reception but that the djs would have a great time too and it looked like they did in a very professional way!!  They conducted themselves very well. I would definitely recommend Split Second Sound to anyone!!  Out of all of the vendors we’ve had to work with, you guys have been the best!!  Thank you so much for making our wedding a blast and something that we will remember forever!!
    Wes Hunt
  • Lauren Coyne
    “Jonny and his assistant JD were great at our wedding reception. Our guests loved that they were encouraged to make requests even before the dancing kicked off. As a result, our DJs had an idea of what our guests wanted to hear throughout the night. There are two extremely memorable moments from that evening. I will never forget being introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Peter Casey and the cheering that followed, plus the Boondock Saints theme song playing in the background was awesome! Also, I'll never forget our guests circled up and swaying to Piano Man as our last song. My husband and I never left the dance floor that evening, nor did the majority of our guests. I think the only complaint of the night was that the dance floor wasn't big enough for everyone! We had a blast and would recommend your services to others."
    Lauren Coyne
  • JoAnn C
    To sum it up, Derek, JD & Danielle were FABULOUS!!!  All my guests were quite impressed and loved the entertainment. I will DEFINITELY utilize your company in the future and I am sure my guests would do the same.
    JoAnn C