Stephen Manning, Disc Jockey, was raised in South Carolina has been a local resident of the Low Country since 1998. His training in sound mixing began at the Adventure Radio Group. He continued learning with an audio company during special events and in clubs. He has been mixing sound for more than almost a decade volunteering for two different church worship teams.
As a child, his mother introduced him to Jazz, Classical and the Cronies. Older siblings familiarized him with Rock, Country and R & B and other upbeat music. His love of music had begun and he started collecting hundreds of CD’s. The natural progression of combining his music passion and sound experience was to begin working as a disc jockey. A local entertainment gave him both training and the opportunity to begin this adventure. In addition, being married to a wedding planner has given him insight into the importance of event planning. All of those things have been instrumental to help bring his disc jockey business to where it is today. As an ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) member, he attends conferences, keeps up with current trends in the industry and draws an invaluable pool of knowledge.
His experience ranges from Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Christmas Parties, Engagement Proposals and other Special Events. Stephen has an extensive library of music to satisfy almost any palate including Big Band, Blues, Classical, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Caribbean, Rock, Country, Top Forty, R&B, 40s, 50's 60s, 70’s, Disco, 80s, Funk, 90s, Classic Rock Beach & Shag, New Age, Salsa/Merange and Reggae.
Stephen prefers more of a low-key part of your event. Stephen's attentive posture helps him read the crowd and provide the right music at the right time for you and your guests. Through a versatile and compact music system, Stephen is very mobile and can set up in almost any location while filling even some of the bigger rooms with sound. With a separate sound system, he can manage sound for wedding ceremonies or other events where microphones may be needed.
Stephen resides in Bluffton, SC with his wedding planner wife, Lisa (www.SouthernWeddings.com). He has two beautiful daughters, Mackenzie (8) and Natalie (5) who fill their home with princess toys and much laughter. Many Saturday mornings are spent dancing in the living room with the girls while he listens to new music. He is the leader of the sound team and very active in his church. Stephen is thankful to God for his many blessings, his family and letting him have a job that not only helps him provide for them but also lets him have a great time while he is doing it!
Most importantly, Stephen enjoys helping people celebrate special occasions through playing music. He looks forward to being a part of your Sound Celebration!