Vinny

 
Vinny Esposito and his 33 years of experience in the music industry are not only available for hire, but he happens to be the founder of Split Second Sound. He is also the official Game Day DJ for the Carolina Panthers, along with other Panther events including Play 60 and charity events. He has entertained at weddings for the likes of Dale Jr to opening up for Justin Timberlake at a private party. After performing for the first time at a July 4th party on Long Island in 1983, Vinny’s hard and diligent work made him one of the busiest DJs in New York. Vinny isn’t a one-man show. He and his wife Diane moved to Charlotte in 1999. Together, SSS has grown into a premier and reputable company in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Under the management of Vinny and Diane, Split Second Sound has grown into a family of over 40 MC/DJ’s, party motivators, dancers and office staff. Vinny works directly with each staff member to ensure that they are going to be able to represent the company appropriately while mirroring his drive for perfection and dedication. His hands-on leadership extends to leading monthly workshops to develop and advance his staff, being involved in the office work, going to check on jobs, personally meeting with potential clients and constant observation. He is often invited to speak at colleges and events for professionals in the industry. His experience and success in the business are something people admire and adhere to. As one of the most requested private event & wedding DJ’s around, people are willing to adjust the date of their wedding around his availability. He is so highly sought after because of his passion and intensity from the moment you speak to him, to meeting the clients, to applying their vision with his charisma on the day of the event; those characteristics paired with the versatility he brings is a game changer. There is nothing Vinny hasn’t done or seen which proves to be a challenge when trying to search for new ideas, yet he continues to pull unique twists from his sleeve. Vinny’s reputation can speak for him. Vinny is one of a kind. If you are looking for excitement, energy, professionalism and a lasting impression, Vinny Esposito is the Entertainment host & DJ for you.
 
 
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Read what others have said about him:

 
  • 8 November 2014 "When I first booked Split Second Sound, I was a little hesitant. When I dreamt of my wedding day, I always imagined I would have a band. After several recommendations and an initial meeting with Vinny, the founder and owner, I knew I made the right decision. Vinny and his staff are professional, fun and absolutely brilliant at what they do. He communicated with me clearly and effectively through my engagement and called me a week before the big day to confirm all the details. I had one request for Vinny... coming from a small town, I was concerned that out-of-town guests would be uncomfortable dancing. I had an image of an empty dance floor with people blankly staring at each other as club music roared in the background. I couldn't have been more wrong. Vinny kept people on their feet from start to finish, playing everything from funk to Top 40 hits! People were dancing, laughing and having an absolutely blast. One month later and people are still raving about what a party the wedding was. But what's best about Vinny and Split Second Sound is that they make the wedding day effortless. They made sure that my husband and I, along with our wedding party, knew exactly where to be and when so we didn't have to stress over details and timelines. If you're considering booking Split Second Sound, do so immediately! I guarantee you won't be disappointed. They are hands down the best DJ professionals in Charlotte, and probably the state."
  • John & Helen Hazen
    Vinny & Derek, I just want to thank you for helping to make my wedding  memorable to my guests and to John & I. I have received several emails saying Don’t stop believing" has almost become a slogan for the night… My guests loved the music and dancing. They really loved the singing and especially "Don’t Stop Believing". Thank you for the extra touches and the lighting. Some have said it was magical - All say it was wonderful"
    John & Helen Hazen
  • Chris & Sandra Adrian
    Vinny made our day great and we loved the entire experience we have had with the Split Second Sound family! I will be recommending SSS to everyone!
    Chris & Sandra Adrian
  • TJ & Courtney Kaufmann
    Vinny did an amazing job!!  We were so pleased with the Split Family.  There was never a moment when people weren't on the dance floor and that is exactly what we wanted.  When we asked to switch to a different type of music, it was done, no questions asked.  We would definitely recommend Split Second Sound.
    TJ & Courtney Kaufmann
  • Kevin & Brooke Hicks
    We had Vinny and his asst. at our wedding and they were fabulous!  I have heard so many times that you don't have fun at your own wedding, but we did!  We are still getting compliments on how great you guys are.  I just wanted to pass that along as we will highly recommend you to others. Thank you again for making it so special!
    Kevin & Brooke Hicks
  • Jackie Corbett, Planner at Signature Events Studio
    Vinny was fantastic as always. He's a pro… and a professional, love working with him and the Split Family!  Thank you!
    Jackie Corbett, Planner at Signature Events Studio
  • Mike & Ashleigh Smith
    Vinny was absolutely wonderful! Our guests had an amazing time and everyone was having a blast all night long! He definitely was the reason we had a great party!
    Mike & Ashleigh Smith
  • Ronald Acker - Father of the Bride
    I’m writing today to say thanks to you and your staff for your amazing work in connection with my daughter, Marissa’s, October 26th wedding. Susan and I are so grateful Marissa recommended Split Second Sound for the wedding and it was a great honor to have you running the show.  I’d like to say a few words to anyone who is considering Split Second Sound for their wedding event. SSS is comprised of a team of high-energy, committed professionals led by one of the most gregarious alpha males (Vinny) you will ever have the pleasure of meeting. This is what my wife, Susan, and I experienced working with Split Second Sound: PURE BLISS!  Marissa’s wedding occurred on October 26th so, as I write this letter, we have had a personal relationship with Vinny and SSS for well over a year. Vinny took a personal interest in every detail of the wedding, providing perfect, professional, recommendations on lighting, music, dancing, positioning of tables, chairs, speakers, and every other element of the “entertainment” component of the wedding. If you are considering DJ-hosted entertainment at your wedding, I strongly recommend SSS because they are capable of navigating the multitudinous and labyrinthine details associated with the unfolding of a wedding and ensuring that everything will run according to schedule. You want someone in your corner watching your back; someone who is super high energy, friendly, and organizationally brilliant, and that’s Vinny.  Vinny, you are definitely the best of the best and the smoothest of the smooth. We have made you an honorary member of the Acker family, entitled to “mangia” our pasta anytime! Should you every decide to run for a congressional office or for governor, I volunteer to be your campaign manager!
    Ronald Acker - Father of the Bride
  • 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
  • Jennifer & Rollin Lynn
    Split Second Sound was fantastic!  I loved everything about my wedding because Vinny was there to support us  through the whole event.  He made us feel at ease and taken care of. Thank you for everything!
    Jennifer & Rollin Lynn
  • Jason & Erin Bennett
    Erin and I would like to thank you for a job exceptionally well done at our Founders Hall wedding on Saturday night.   You were with us every step of the way from the start of the process to throughout the wedding.  We thank you for reaching out immediately after we booked our event with Vinny, meeting with us on your day off to review event details, for reviewing the detailed timeline prior to the wedding, for graciously allowing us to make a last minute change to the parents' dance, and for keeping us informed  of where we were on the overall timeline during the event as needed.  We worked with you to set expectations for how long we wanted to perform our first dance and the hava nagila, asked that you please pronounce my father's last name correctly, and to ensure everyone had a blast.  You came through with flying colors, as the feedback from our family and friends has been nothing short of fabulous.  Everyone has said it was a fantastic, beautiful event.  Again, we thank you for playing a lead role in making this important milestone event in our lives such a wonderful success. 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";}
    Jason & Erin Bennett
  • Michael & Christen Carter
    Thanks so much! We loved it! Everyone had a great time at the reception! They were so entertaining and there was never a dull moment. Vinny kept the party going with all the right songs, and helped the reception to flow smoothly. I would definitely recommend Split Second and Vinny to anyone!!
    Michael & Christen Carter
  • Aaron & Ashlee Metcalf
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    Aaron & Ashlee Metcalf
  • Richard & Courtney Goettke
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    Richard & Courtney Goettke
  • Adam & Ashleigh Dunne
    Adam and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding the best party that we and our guests have EVER been to! Vinny was our DJ that evening and everything went off without a hitch. Many times you hear stories about brides that were hassled by their DJ at their reception just to make sure their timeline was in order - This was not the case with Vinny. He is extremely professional and dedicated to making sure the party doesn't stop. There was not an empty seat at our reception and we credit that to Vinny's music selection. He has the ability to read the crowd and kept everybody dancing the entire night. We also appreciate that Vinny met with our wedding coordinator, as well as us a few days prior to the wedding to ensure that he had every detail in order. The Split Second Team even assisted us with putting our slide show together...it was amazing!!When we first got engaged, Adam and I agreed that the DJ was going to be one of the most important details for our wedding and we couldn't have made a better choice than Vinny & Split Second Sound. It was truly the best party we have ever been to!
    Adam & Ashleigh Dunne
  • Austin & Emily Smith
    Vinny and Eric were BEYOND AMAZING!!! I am extremely satisfied with Split Second Sound. I went to a wedding back in 2005 and the DJ was so energetic and awesome at what he was doing. Whenever I go to weddings, I always analyze the DJ and music (I am a musician and majored in music in college). I was blown away at how the DJ was getting people to interact and I really liked his song choices. I talked to him for a bit and got his card. I said that night to my friend, "Whenever I get married, I'm using this company. I don't care what city I'm in, I'm using them!!!" She thought I was crazy, but who's talking now! I kept that card in my nightstand drawer for 5 years! When I got engaged last year, I knew who to call first! I was praying that Split Second was still a company. Luckily, the company had only grown to be bigger and better!! Austin and I met with Vinny and we were sold in the first 2 minutes. We didn't even consider another DJ or entertainer. As picky and detail oriented as I am, Austin was in disbelief that I picked out a DJ that quick- especially since music was our number one priority for the wedding. Austin is also a musician and plays in a band, so he had a lot of opinions to music-wise. But, he loved Split Second Sound from the beginning and it was smooth sailing to the wedding. Split Second had me fill out a form to let Vinny know more about my family and Austin's family so Vinny could get a feel of how he would work with getting them involved. Vinny asked us a lot of questions and covered every detail imaginable. That made me realize that he really cared that our wedding night would be flawless and truly amazing. Vinny was always one step ahead of me and made the planning process a piece of cake. Literally, nothing went wrong. My wedding was way better than I ever imagined and I owe it to Vinny. I still have people coming up to me telling me it was the best wedding that they had ever been to and that my DJ was awesome. I recommend Split Second Sound to everyone, not only because they're genuine, fun, and smart, but also because they really know what they're doing, they take their job seriously, they are organized and knowledgeable, and they really care about your special day! As soon as we arrived at the reception in the limo, Vinny was right outside the doors waiting for me to give me the low-down and to ask if I needed anything!! He communicated very, very well with the country club employees. Also, although Split Second provided lots of fun entertainment, they never lost their professionalism and always looked and acted sophisticated!! It was a great mixture!! I wouldn't have made any changes to my wedding- and that's saying a lot! I could go on for hours about how perfect it was and how much fun the reception was!!!!! Thank you Vinny and Eric!!!
    Austin & Emily Smith
  • Dorianne Bellamy
    Hello Vinny, I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance. You and your team took control and were amazing through the night! I will never hesitate to recommend you and your company to any prospective clients because you are the perfect package in what you do. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you on future events. Have a wonderful day!Kind Regards,Dorianne BellamyCatering Director Providence Country Club6001 Providence Country Club Drive,Charlotte, NC 28277
    Dorianne Bellamy
  • Andrea Wright
    Vinny  did a WONDERFUL job at our wedding.  The music was great and the uplighting looked wonderful.  Vinny was able to accommodate my special request songs which was very much appreciated.  Being as we were so busy with our guests, Vinny did a good job keeping us on track and making sure everything went according to schedule which was a huge help.  So many people were dancing and Vinny did a good job of keeping the crowd involved on the dance floor.  I had numerous people come up and tell me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and they were having a great time.  It all would not have been possible without Vinny.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding day such a memorable and fun event.  You guys were great!
    Andrea Wright
  • Kristine Fedor
    Vinny & Jonny were wonderful and I am so glad that I chose them. It was more than I dreamed for!
    Kristine Fedor
  • Jonathon King
    The reception was great! I first saw Vinny at my sister's wedding back in 2005 and I was impressed enough to remember him five years later. I had my expectations and they did not disappoint! A lot of people came up to me and said they were impressed, too, particularly with Julia's dancing skills. I think she did a great job of getting people out of their seat and onto the floor.
    Jonathon King
  • John Dice
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    John Dice
  • Brianne Giannini
    "By far the best DJ I have ever seen. Our guests were on their feet all night. Even some of our waiters would dance as they passed through the dance floor, and my husband's 80+ year old grandparents were on the dance floor for most of the night. Two of my bridesmaids have requested his card for their weddings. Everyone commented on how good Vinny and his assistant were. So many people came up to me after to say "That DJ was awesome" and "I've never had so much fun" We took Vinny's suggestions on when events should take place (and in what order), and the night was perfect. We knew he was worth every penny from the moment the introductions started. He knows how to make the night flow from one event to the next and what works best to get the crowd involved. Also, one of my pet peeves at a wedding is when the music is so loud that you can't carry a conversation with other guests. I was concerned about this with our venue since our ballroom was on the smaller side, but this was not a problem with Vinny. The music was just loud enough to get people up and dancing, but quiet enough that they could easily carry a conversation when not dancing. Vinny has a unique way of getting people involved...I HIGHLY recommend him!!!!"
    Brianne Giannini
  • Danielle Alexander
    I had a great reception thanks to Vinny and his crew. He was very organized and very outgoing. My guests had a blast and are still talking about the great time they had. The best comment I got from a guest was OMG the DJ is not corny like every DJ I have seen before". THANKS SO MUCH VINNY YOU WERE AMAZING! I will be recommending you to anybody I know who is getting married, which so far i have 9 weddings to go to next year...so plan on hearing your phone ringing!"
    Danielle Alexander
  • Mark & Misty Mensheha
    Vinny provided exactly the type of reception we were hoping to have. We wanted elegant and classy, yet something that resulted in our guests having a fun time. The fact that we went overtime, and we heard later that some guests still weren't ready to be done yet, told us that we'd accomplished our goal of giving our guests a great evening... and that's something that wouldn't have happened without Vinny's work and expertise. We'll always be grateful to him for his part in making it a memorable night.
    Mark & Misty Mensheha
  • Jamie Bubenzer
    I would like to rate all questions as Exceeded Expectations! I have absolutely no complaints, everything was wonderful! My friends and family kept commenting on how awesome Vinny and his staff were. Even my Grandma was dancing her butt off all night, it was great! I also really appreciate the extra songs while we were waiting for the bus to pick us up.The Grease mix with the ladies and gents singing to each other was so much fun and made for a very nice memory for us. I actually just got back from my honeymoon yesterday and was planning on writing a note to Thank You for wonderful party. I should get around to that in the next week or so.I'm really looking forward to Meagan's wedding (10/10/09) and enjoying your entertainment all over again. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
    Jamie Bubenzer
  • Rene Burkley
    Richard and I would absolutely say "Exceeded all expectations!" to describe the night. We had an absolutely wonderful time at our reception and are still receiving positive comments from our guests. As we mentioned when we met with Vinny prior to the event, we definitely do not have a "dancing crowd". However, Vinny and his assistants had everyone dancing at some point during the party! Several of our guests said that they hadn't danced that much in years!
    Rene Burkley
  • Stephanie Fitzpatrick
    Let me tell you- everyone is still talking about how much fun our wedding was and how awesome you were!!! Seriously- everyone says that we had the absolute best DJ ever- and we totally agree!!! They thought that having the extra guy there to help lure in the crowd and dance was great, and the dance contest too! I have been to 3 weddings this fall- and you guys really outshine any other DJ and are so interactive with the guests. I loved the idea that Vinny had about the wedding party coming out and doing funny little dances when we were announced! I knew I made the best choice when I went to the bridal show and there was a crowd at the convention center, watching them get a little girl dancing! Thank you so much!
    Stephanie Fitzpatrick
  • John & Holly Tidikis
    Vinny and his assistant Lydia did a fantastic job with our wedding. Everyone that was in attendance had so much fun and really enjoyed the fact that they could request their favorite songs. We appreciated the fact that we didn't have to worry about anything when it came to entertainment at the reception. We were able to relax, have fun and interact with our guests. We would absolutely recommend Split Second, and Vinny in particular, to anyone that asked us or even people that didn't ask us. We truly had a memorable evening and Split Second was a huge part of that.
    John & Holly Tidikis
  • John & Holly Tidikis
    Vinny and his assistant Lydia did a fantastic job with our wedding. Everyone that was in attendance had so much fun and really enjoyed the fact that they could request their favorite songs. We appreciated the fact that we didn't have to worry about anything when it came to entertainment at the reception. We were able to relax, have fun and interact with our guests. We would absolutely recommend Split Second, and Vinny in particular, to anyone that asked us or even people that didn't ask us. We truly had a memorable evening and Split Second was a huge part of that.
    John & Holly Tidikis