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Lauren had reached out to me back in January about hiring me to be the wedding DJ for her and John's Bowens Island wedding reception, originally scheduled for May.  Little did we know that not too long after she signed the contract and paid her retainer that COVID 19 would take over and forever change the wedding landscape in Charleston, SC and beyond. Originally scheduled to get married on May 16, 2020, Lauren + John would need to postpone their spring wedding into the fall due to lockdowns for weddings and events mandated by the state of South Carolina.  Truth…
March 6, 2020. You are probably asking me why I begin this look back at Kate & Ben's special day out at The Stables At Boals Farm with that date. It was the date I would meet Kate & Ben to begin discussing the music for their wedding. We met over at Low Tide Brewing near the fire pit, which was actually the night before the last wedding I would do before COVID 19 would shut down the spring wedding season in Charleston.  If we fast forward a few weeks, COVID 19 would begin to shut down pretty much the…
The drought is finally over. 174 days. That's how long it had been since I DJ'ed my last wedding. I still remember that crisp and cold early March evening at Upstairs At Midtown.  <---Click HERE For a Pre-COVID flashback to Courtney & Logan's wedding. During this new normal over the past 6 months, that night had been the only memory I was able to remember of how things used to be in the wedding DJ world.  For the first time since I have owned my company, I experienced my first cancellation back on August 7. This had been a wedding…
You are probably looking at the title of this post and are wondering what exactly a "BC Wedding" is.  Well you probably learned in history class that BC was to mean Before Christ, but for the sake of this post and the new era that we live in, I am changing it's meaning to Before Coronavirus. I cannot take credit for the "re-coining" of BC as I first heard it from a former colleague I worked with years ago on the radio, Richard Todd. Richard does mornings on The Sound Of Charleston, 105.5 The Bridge. I do remember waking up…
The beginning of my Charleston wedding season happened back on March 1, and on this sunny, pleasantly cool Easter morning in in the Holy City, we are still very much in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Sadly, no one knows when this terrible nightmare will be over. Over the past month, our news feeds on all of our social media have been filled with so much negativity that we all seem to be looking for "just" a glimmer of hope that we will eventually get through this.  During the course of this downturn that has halted ALL weddings in…
We're in the midst of another busy spring wedding season here in Charleston, and as always I've fallen a little behind in my blog entries. Mackenzee & Adam are a couple I won't soon forget. They were one of the funnest clients I've had recently, and I would call them a "textbook" client. You are probably asking yourself, "Why is Mike talking about textbooks, he's a wedding DJ, not a teacher?" :) Well, I'll explain that in a few. Mackenzee & Adam originally booked me back in the spring of 2018 while living in the northern Virginia area.  By the…
Being one of the best Charleston Wedding DJs has become a very rewarding passion of mine over the years.  When a bride and groom hire me to be the DJ at their wedding, they are inviting me to be a part of one of the most special days of their lives. Out of respect for my clients, I'll never look at their wedding day as a "gig", but instead a day in their lives that I curate a soundtrack of music that fits their likes and allows for the creation of lasting memories for them and their family and guests.  Millie…
As one of the top Charleston wedding DJs, it tends to be a pretty rare occurrance that I leave the greater Charleston area for a wedding.  While I've been known to travel up the Carolina coast to Georgetown and Myrtle Beach, as well as south along the coast to Beaufort and Hilton Head, I tend to stay in Charleston, as that's where most of my clients are having their weddings. This was until earlier this year.  :) Luciana & Ty had contacted me earlier this year about being the DJ for their wedding ceremony and reception up in Murrell's Inlet. …
Through the power of internet web search and one of my best friend's (Google), Christy's mother found me last summer and inquired about my services. Christy and Clayton had met here in Charleston while the both of them were in college. Christy had been attending the College Of Charleston, and Clayton was attending the Citadel. After graduation, they moved to Atlanta, and that is actually where they are living currently. They had their wedding ceremony at the Summerall Chapel, which is on the campus of the Citadel on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, and I had the pleasure of…
Since I've got a bit of relaxing downtime on this Memorial Day weekend, I thought I would catch up on a few blogs from some of my 2018 spring weddings here in Charleston. Becky and Josh were married at the lovely Hyatt House in the heart of the Charleston Historic District at 560 King St back on April 14. I was the DJ for their wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. I met Becky and Josh, along with Becky's mother back in January. I knew from the some of the comments made during our first meeting that we were going…
You know it used to be that Charleston's busiest wedding season would encompass the month's of April, May, and part of June, and then pick back up in the second half of September, go through October, and most of November. Maybe it's all the accolades that our beautiful city has received over the past several years from the likes of Conde Nast and other travel magazines that have allowed Charleston to grow into the Number 2 wedding destination in the country. I think it's our reasonably good weather all year round (except for the Great Snowstorm Of 2018 to start…
Casey found me online back in the spring of this year by way of recommendation from one of her professional wedding planner friends who lived out of state and who had scoured the internet looking for one of Charleston's top wedding DJs. When we spoke on the phone briefly, she had told me what she did not want and within minutes of our conversation, I knew we were going to work very well together. Casey has a career that has her overseas a lot, so we had to wait until August to actually meet face to face, at which time…
Charleston, SC is a top wedding destination in the country and for the matter, the world, for a wide variety of reasons. The accolades that the city has received have caused a tremendous growth in the amount of destination weddings being held in and around Charleston. Some brides and grooms come down here for the rich historical backdrop that the Holy City provides. Some brides and grooms come down here for the close proximity to the water in combination with the beautiful plantations that the area has. When you combine its rich history, Southern charm, exceptional food, and seasonal weather…
Happy Veterans Day Weekend! As I write this post, the temperatures here in the Charleston area are in the lower 40s with some breezy and gusty winds this morning. It sure is feeling more and more fall-like than it has in recent weeks. Thank you to all the men and women who have served our country and continue to serve this country today and give us the freedom to have these beautiful weddings all over the Lowcountry. It sure has been a great Fall wedding season for Mike Bills Entertainment and I am still catching up on some blogs from…
There is no doubt about it. Charleston remains a stronghold at the number 2 spot in the country for destination weddings. Maybe it was because a bride and groom met each other here at the College Of Charleston  and wanted to come back and experience it's rich history, beautiful beaches, and excellent menu of fine restaurants. Maybe a bride used to travel here as a young girl with her family and remembered just how beautiful the city was and wanted to get married here? Whatever the reason, brides and grooms from all over the United States continue to flock to…
Variety is the spice of life. I like a little variety when it comes to DJing weddings here in lovely Charleston. My aim as a professional wedding DJ has always been to help couples create their own personal soundtrack for their wedding day. This day (which is the biggest of their lives) should include music solely about them. I met Kate with her mom back in June and they introduced me to a new and quiet place to meet clients over in the Mt Pleasant area. Vintage Coffee Cafe During our initial meeting Kate briefly mentioned that her and Jon would…
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Before choosing Mike Bills as our wedding DJ, we looked at several companies and DJs and looked over the reviews for all of them. We chose Mike Bills because of the overwhelmingly great reviews he got and I am so glad we did! They were all spot on! Mike was great to work with, quick to respond, came to our rehearsal to do a run through with us.

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Mike was kind, courteous, professional, and creative! We thoroughly enjoyed working with him for our destination wedding at Folly Beach. We gave Mike minimal guidance and he caught on to our "style" quickly and efficiently. Our guests are still raving about the music selections, and how they were a great balance of new tracks and standards for everyone to enjoy.

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