Steve

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Steve is a native Central New Yorker with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. After he received his first Kiss album at age six, there was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to be an entertainer. At age 15, he began performing in an ‘80s headbanger band as the lead singer; idolizing bands such as Motley Crue and others that exemplified that Rockstar lifestyle. By age 20, Steve began to DJ, playing at local bars. He eventually moved on to performing at weddings, birthday parties, mitzvahs, and managing sound and lights for play productions at local schools. No matter the medium, Steve just loves to put joy into others’ lives through music. In 2000, Steve moved down to North Carolina where he started and managed his own DJ company until 2009 when he met Vinny and Diane. Both Vinny and Steve were showcasing their companies at a bridal show. They met one another, hit it off instantly, and spent the rest of their time there getting down to the Cupid Shuffle. Steve joined the Split Second Family and has loved it ever since. He knew that he was joining a group of DJs that were much more than just ‘button-pushers.’ Steve does it all. Aside from currently being a member of the NFL Carolina Panthers Black & Blue Crew, a member of the NBA Charlotte Hornets Swarm Squad, and even a professional mascot with the MLL Charlotte Hounds, Steve also works as a physical trainer. When it comes to your special event, Steve doesn’t just want to learn about your musical preferences; he wants to learn about you. He provides clients with the highest level of service and pre-planning support available in the industry, creating “something different and original” every time.
 
 
  • Booking Split Second Sound was one of the best decisions for our wedding. I cannot say enough good things about Steve. Steve was so great to work with! He made sure myself and my groom were comfortable and having fun throughout the entire night. He played great music and got everyone involved on the dance floor. He made sure everything was going as planned through the night and really helped coordinate the entire evening. Definitely recommend Steve and Split Second Sound for your wedding day! They were so fun and made our wedding day unforgettable!!
  • Ashlea Quinn Wahl
    First of all, I can not thank you and especially Steve for the AMAZING work on our big day. One of my biggest fears was the perfect DJ for the big day and let me tell you, I was above and beyond impressed. The meeting before the big day set both my and my now husbands fears at ease, and as for the big day...Steve was perfection!!! Working with me even on last minute songs, offering a kick butt 007 remix tune to give my wedding party the best introduction and just being the upmost professional. If that weren't enough, right before going down the aisle, with jitters a plenty, I get reassuring words and a much needed hug! The music was absolute perfect during the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the ENTIRE reception! Everyone had a blast and we still are receiving compliments from the amazing entertainment. I honestly wish I could put into words how much this amazing company meant to our big day and the words thank you aren't nearly enough but thank you, a million times thank you!! (Even helping us deal with a disgruntled family member at the end of the night) I would be honored to be used as a reference to any and all who may want to hear the adoring praise of such a fantastic company!! I will be happy to fill out the reviews, the only thanks I need the knowing other brides will have THE BEST DJs ever!! (also give Steve a raise, he is the best!!) :) let me know if there are any other sites or reviews I can help with and again...thank you!!
    Ashlea Quinn Wahl
  • Greater Charlotte Heart Walk
    You guys ROCKED. Steve – as always – was so professional and so fun, which can be a rare combination. I’m amazed every year at how he’s able to engage our crowd of 12,000+ and how great the sound is.
    Greater Charlotte Heart Walk
  • Vicki Pater
    Split Second Sound, Thank you Thank you Thank you for making my wedding, cocktail hour and reception awesome!!!!  Steve B. and his assistant did an awesome job!  My guests said they were the best DJ they had ever heard at a wedding.  Everybody had a great time!!  and everybody danced at some point during the night!  There was not a time the dance floor was empty!!  I would highly recommend you all to anyone looking for a DJ for a wedding or other event!  I could not be happier with how my wedding day went!!!  From the time I met with Vinnie to signing the contract, to meeting with Steve, to our wedding day was so easy and hassle free.  You really take care of your customers!! Thank you for making my special day incredible!!!
    Vicki Pater
  • Molly McClamrock
    We were thrilled with Steve and split second sound. We were hesitant up front with the cost, but were very impressed with his services. He was professional, courteous, and made our day perfect!! We could not have asked for a better DJ for our day. My parents continue to talk about how impressed they were two weeks later! I cannot think of one complaint! I will recommended you guys to anyone I know!
    Molly McClamrock
  • Jessica Valentine
    We were extremely satisfied with Split Second and our DJ Steve. Steve kept in close communication around the event and gave me a lot of piece of mind by communicating with my others vendors the week of the wedding. He ran our reception, exceeding all our expectations and truly allowed me to completely enjoy the event without stressing over details!
    Jessica Valentine
  • Erin Hendricks
    I cannot say enough good things about Steve from Split Second Sound! My wedding was the second wedding I have been at where Steve was the DJ. He was so helpful with all of the details when it came down to crunch time before the wedding. Steve is the best MC and kept the reception on schedule, that was not an easy job I am sure but he was great! I would highly recommend Steve to anyone needing a DJ.
    Erin Hendricks
  • Stefanie Eizenga
    Our experience with Split Second Sound was incredible. Steve did an amazing job at our wedding. He is absolutely the reason our wedding ran so smoothly. I had several guests tell me after the wedding how great he was. He was very professional and helped us create the laid back, fun wedding that we envisioned.
    Stefanie Eizenga
  • Elizabeth Santangelo
    Steve did a phenomenal job at our wedding last week! He was so patient with all of our special requests for our first dance surprise, a best man speech that was burned onto a DVD and played at the reception, a maid of honor speech that required a special song, and helping me surprise my mom with my bouquet toss. He kept the party going long after we planned and was upbeat, energetic and very organized. Thank you!!!
    Elizabeth Santangelo
  • Nicole Wilson
    Our 4th of July event was fantastic! The weather held out for us and turned out to be a wonderful day. Steve was really great - he accommodated all of the requests, and even though our GM was late in getting our music to him he still pulled everything off amazingly! We had a ton of compliments on the music he was playing throughout the night…he really did know how to cater to all of the people, from kids to adults. Thank you so much for all of the work you guys do for us, and I have yet to be disappointed in anything! I highly doubt I will ever be disappointed with you all, you do a wonderful job with picking your DJ’s!
    Nicole Wilson
  • Eileen McCabe
    Both Steve and Benjamin were great and everyone is still raving about the great time they all had at the party. Thank you all so much for helping to make our event so much fun and oh so memorable! Normal 0 false false false EN-US ZH-CN X-NONE /* 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";}
    Eileen McCabe
  • Barbie Hawkins
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    Barbie Hawkins
  • Ashley Shepard
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    Ashley Shepard
  • Dana Chartan
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    Dana Chartan
  • Michelle Johnson
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    Michelle Johnson
  • Kate Barrick
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    Kate Barrick
  • Kelly Green
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    Kelly Green
  • Emily Yandle
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    Emily Yandle
  • Emily Yandle
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    Emily Yandle
  • Heather Addison
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    Heather Addison
  • Angela Granados
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    Angela Granados
  • Selena Lane
    My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Split Second Sound and especially Steve. SSS was very easy to work with. We were able to Skype with prospective SSS DJ's, and this allowed us to find the right person for us without leaving our home. We connected with Steve right away. He was happy to offer up ideas and suggestions to help the order and flow of the reception, but never pushed his ideas on us or made us feel pressured. He was an ideal partner in orchestrating our reception. Steve's experience really shone through during the reception. To quote Steve, "When you guys get to the reception, all of the hard stuff is over. You guys can enjoy yourselves and I'll take care of everything from there." That's exactly what happened. Most importantly, we always felt that our input was valued and put to use. We heard all of our suggested music both during dinner and dancing. He kept the party going the whole night. Thanks to Steve and his partner Gwen, our reception was a night we'll never forget.
    Selena Lane
  • Kaitlin Locke
    Steve was fantastic!! We had an amazing time and our guests have continuously commented on how much fun they had at our wedding! The music was great and people were always on the dance floor. Also, the extra LED accent lighting we ordered looked outstanding and really made the room pop! You all were excellent to work with and we hope Steve had as much fun as we did! Thanks so much for everything! We will definitely recommend you to our other engaged friends! :)
    Kaitlin Locke
  • Kelley Flowe
    My husband, Craig, and I were married on April 30, 2011. We held the reception at Bonterra in Dilworth and from the moment we arrived in the parking lot, until we pulled away four hours later, Steve was exceeding my expectations! He met our car as it pulled up and quickly started lining up the wedding party and verifying the introductions. He quickly coordinated our entrance and kept everyone captivated as we moved into the first dance. From the bouquet toss to the cake cutting, Steve was right by our side making sure the timing and execution was perfect. Not only did we have a perfect, seamless reception, but the music selection was awesome and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Split Second Sound is reasonably priced and they demonstrate unmatched customer service! They provide you with a worksheet that lets you plan out the entire event from start to finish. I was able to pick "Must Have" songs and "Absolutely Do Not Play" songs, as well as coordinate specific songs with different events throughout the reception (cake cutting, garter toss, etc). Steve kept in touch leading up to the wedding day to make sure all the details were ironed out and I had his cell phone number to add in any last minute changes/requests. I wish I could do it all over again! Thanks a million!
    Kelley Flowe
  • Kim Alexander (M.O.B.)
    I just wanted to thank everyone, Vinny, Diane, Jonah and Steve, for an amazing time at our son's wedding reception this past Saturday!!! We had such a fun time!! Jonah was the hit of the party!! He led us through dances and made everyone feel invited on the dance floor to have FUN!! Jonah and Steve were very professional and had alot of compliments from everyone that attended the reception!! Again, we want to thank you... We love you!!
    Kim Alexander (M.O.B.)
  • Olivia Forston
    This is a very belated thank you to Steve Bradle and the Split Second Sound team for helping make my husband's 50th birthday party a success. Although the party was Jan. 8, my guests are still talking about what a great time they had and how much they enjoyed all that Steve added to the event. He really listened to what my husband and I wanted and played music that my guests of all ages loved. His fantastic personality and expertise really made a difference in how well the party went. I would definitely request him again, and now I know first hand what a fantastic business you all are running. The whole process was smooth and enjoyable from beginning to end from the first time I talked to Stella to the last song Steve played before the evening ended. You are all total pros, and a pleasure to work with. Thank you again for making an important evening even more memorable!
    Olivia Forston
  • Natalie Dills
    Split Second Sound was amazing to work with from the very beginning.  The moment we met with Steve and Rashaad, we knew we had nothing to worry about.  Our reception/party was in good hands.  All our our guests have called us and said they had an amazing time and that the music was perfect.  The only downfall was that we didn't plan for a longer reception, we could've danced all night. :)  The introductions and MC work was tremendous and memorable.
    Natalie Dills
  • Gail Scott
    Thank you for such a fantastic job y'all did for Erin's Wedding. We just loved working with Steve and Matt. They were wonderful!!! Everyone had a blast with them. Steve was excellent to work with and very accommodating. We are recommending y'all to all our friends. It was like working with friends. Thank you again for the great job. It was a perfect wedding
    Gail Scott
  • Helen Daniels
    The overall experience was excellent!  All the guests raved about how great the DJ’s were and how well they catered to what everyone wanted to hear.  The DJ’s were both very energetic and eager to involve the audience in getting up and dancing and having a good time.  They made the entire wedding/reception experience wonderful and I would definitely recommend them and Split Second Sound to others
    Helen Daniels
  • Janet Desamero
    My contact with Steve prior to the wedding was very pleasant. I felt very comfortable with him from the beginning. He knew exactly what I wanted for the reception and was very professional. All the guest enjoyed our DJs (Steve and Derek). They were a lot of fun and very interactive without being too aggressive. They played the right songs for our crowd which made it a lot of fun!My overall experience with Split second sound was excellent and I would highly recommend Steve and Derek to all my friends and would have them again for any events I may have in the future.
    Janet Desamero
  • Helen Daniels
    The overall experience was excellent!  All the guests raved about how great the DJ’s were and how well they catered to what everyone wanted to hear.  The DJ’s were both very energetic and eager to involve the audience in getting up and dancing and having a good time.  They made the entire wedding/reception experience wonderful and I would definitely recommend them and Split Second Sound to others.
    Helen Daniels
  • Cathy Farnham
    Our wedding was fantastic… We had a dream ceremony and then came the reception. All my guests were so excited and dancing non-stop. Steve’s ability to provide the full experience and also being very professional was so amazing!"
    Cathy Farnham