You know if you had told me when I was 10 or 15 years old that I would end up becoming one of the best wedding DJs in one of the top wedding markets in the country, I would have laughed at you. While music was a big part of my life growing up because of my Baby Boomer parents and hearing their music, I had no idea I would become a DJ. Becoming a DJ happened by chance, but when it did happen, it hit me like a ton of bricks and forever changed the course of my life.
When I was in college studying to be a computer scientist, I met a guy who would play a role in allowing me to find a passion that to this day I still love. His name is Mitch Zatto, and at the time, he was working in radio here in Charleston. I bumped into him at my grocery store job while in college. We ended up exchanging phone numbers and the next thing I knew I was interning with him at various radio stations around town. It wouldn’t be too long before he helped me get my first on-air announcer position.
The radio bug continued for me for about a decade. I loved radio, but didn’t like the direction that the industry was going and didn’t want to leave Charleston, so I got out. Long before I formed my own DJ company, I had a brief experience as a wedding DJ. I worked for a company here in town, but found it difficult to adhere to a lot of the cheesy stuff that was going on in the industry at that time, so I did not last. Being cheesy and “over-the-top” is really not in my DNA, and it certainly did not mesh well with all the personas I had developed while working in Top 40, Classic Rock, and Adult Contemporary radio.
After leaving radio, I really missed playing music. I thought about being a wedding DJ again. I knew I could pull it off, but it would have to be on my own terms by creating my own brand. That brand would be defined as a true professional wedding DJ that’s classy and has the perfect voice for announcements, who is fun, knows his music well, BUT is NOT cheesy and over the top.
I really appreciate you stopping by to check out my website as you search for the best wedding DJ for your Charleston wedding. If you are still on the fence about who to hire for your wedding or private party, let me leave you with this. I love what I do. Music is my life and passion, and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing my clients have the time of their lives at their wedding hearing the music they love. Be sure to read over Why You Should Hire Me and also check my availability for your wedding If you should book me for your wedding, we’ll talk music and become fast friends, and you will have an amazing time on your wedding day.
Fun Tidbits About Mike
- I enjoy producing voiceovers and podcasts. You can hear my work on Soundcloud.
- I have hiked the first 120 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
- I think line dances at weddings are pretty cheesy.
- I am a pretty big weather nerd.
- I am an avid power walker and hiker and you can find me on top of the Ravenel Bridge in all types of weather.
- Sushi is one of my favorite foods.
- I love the art walks around Charleston.
- I love live music, and in recent years have seen Diana Krall, Ann Wilson, The Killers, and David Crosby.
- Did I mention I think line dances are cheesy?
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