Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo is a unique wedding DJ company based in Charleston, South Carolina. The owner, Stephen Darby, is a professional DJ and a classical pianist who has been entertaining people from all over the world for over a decade. On your wedding day, Stephen will incorporate his live piano skills with his DJ skills, which will be sure to dazzle you and your guests throughout your entire event.
Prior to your special day, Stephen will sit down with you to discuss exactly what type of entertainment experience you have always wanted for your wedding day. Then, on the day of your wedding, Stephen will play the latest and greatest hits from any musical genre of your choice, while also providing live piano entertainment. Stephen also provides MC services during your wedding reception. In addition to the wedding DJ services he provides, Stephen can bring the following equipment with him to your special day:
169 Reviews for Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lola Johnson · Getting married on 06/10/2021
Un. REAL Experience.
Book. Stephen. It will make your wedding and blow away you guests. I made a Gmail account just to write this review, from my honeymoon cabana I might add. Woohoo!Sent on 11/17/2019
First off, we did MAJOR research for music at our wedding. We read a ton of reviews - and reviews are so tough because you know most are fake. How can all of these companies have ALL 5 star reviews?! Its just impossible and tough to sort through but my feeling toward the review system is the reason I wanted to make sure I wrote a review for Stephen.
Music was something that was so important to us. Getting married in Atlanta, GA gave us a ton of options. But nothing clicked. My friends are all getting married and we have seen so many bands and DJs as guests, most of which are Atlanta based. But we just couldn’t find something we were ready to book.
4 weeks into talking with numerous companies and music options and watching promo videos, my maid of honor sent me a video she found on Instagram. It was Darby playing a song we LOVE. We then started digging into his website and were hooked.
My dad is a musician as well as the guy paying the bills. We sent him a link and in 5 minutes, Dad said “Book him. Now. That’s our guy.” Needless to say we booked Darby.
From the first phone call to the last hug after our Reception, Stephen was just an amazing person to work with and an all around incredibly special guys. My husband and I (that’s fun to say) had the wedding of our dreams and it really was because of the music.
When you see all of the reviews he has saying that the guests are still talking about the music, after the wedding….its 100% true. All of my guests old and young made some type of comment about how awesome and unique the music was and the best they had ever heard.
Stephen is a true musician and master of his craft. You will be blown away just watching him DJ and he also brings an element of high quality that make people say “Where did you get this guy?” It was just so nice to have so many people loving the vibe but also complimenting us.
This was the VERY best decision we made for our wedding. Music was the most important thing to us and we hit a grand slam. We love you Stephen!
If you are a bride or groom to be, or a mom or dad doing some research, book Darby Events. Stephen is the best of the best and will change the entire dynamic of your wedding.
Pam Duvall · Getting married on 05/09/2021
In A Class Of His Own!!!
Truly unforgettable and Stephen made it happen. The gist of this review: If you are looking for a classy, high-end, insanely talented and memorable entertainer for your wedding - you WILL NOT find anything better than Stephen from Darby Events.Sent on 10/16/2019
We stumbled upon a video of Stephen on Instagram and were instantly hooked to his style. I knew what he did was special so my bride brain instantly emailed, messaged and called him :) In a matter of hours we got a message back and set up a call. After one conversation we both knew he had to be our guy - even if he was located half away across the country. So that is what we did. And it was the best decision we made for our wedding. After hours of watching videos and sound clips, searching for bands, finding his Instagram post made us realize how this would be perfect for our guests.
The #1 thing that my husband did not want was "cheesy." As he describes it - the guy on the mic all night acting like a hype man, overdoing it, screaming LETS GO forty times :) Stephen was the absolute 180 of that. He MC'd the entire evening, but in a way that was classy and far from the cringeworthy DJ you have all seen at a wedding. The way he plays music is so appealing to all ages and it made our group really come together. Watching my 60 year old uncle rocking out to an "Outkast" cover by Stephen playing live on the piano....... was priceless.
We visited each table during dinner to thank our guests and had over 10 people say, "where did you find this guy?" We still have people talking about the music at our wedding!
I can't thank Stephen enough for making our wedding something we will never forget. He offers something you just won't see and it’s something that makes a HUGE difference on the overall outcome. You don’t realize how important music is until you understand it happens at your wedding for 5 hours :) Stephen will blow your mind!
Joan Fairfield · Getting married on 01/10/2021
Killed it. Killed it. Killed it.
KILLED IT. KILLED IT. KILLED IT.Sent on 11/27/2019
CANT RECOMMEND ENOUGH
My hubby and I got married out West and struggled between Band vs DJ and were having a very large wedding, so it needed to work for the size. We had 400 guests and needed wow factor.
I found Darby Events (Stephen) on Instagram looking at stuff for my wedding. I watched maybe 2 of his videos and loved it all.
Our planning team and design team gave us referrals to different bands (they only use bands - and all from LA / Vegas) and I just didn't love it and after I found Stephen I just wanted him, even if he was in Charleston, South Carolina.
One of the music agents we spoke with ironically was at a wedding Stephen was apart of and said - yeah...hes good :) And that meant alot and sealed the deal. Stephen has played for a lot of "higher profile" weddings and we learned a lot about that from a colleague of his. He's so modest but such a joy to talk to.
Trying not to ramble! buuuut....
Our wedding was a massive party and the dance floor was packed. The way he plays music works for all ages and is def so special. When you see the way the piano works with it you will be amazed.
We had and incredible time, it was worth every penny and I can't recommend Stephen enough. Our guests expected a band - we had the #1 DJ and it was the best decision we made.
Darby is the most talented DJ and musician Ive ever met. There aren't to many individuals in the world that can meld two worlds, DJ and musician like Darby. This is the ultimate provider of DJ entertainment and music that any couple could hire whether in Charleston or anywhere around the world. I highly recommend hiring Darby, because what he offers, no one can!
If you are looking for a DJ, don't look any further! Stephen is the best DJ in Charleston, and you won't regret hiring him! Our couples love working with him just as much as we do! Highly recommend!
We love working with Stephen! He brings a unique performance to our weddings. He is creative, professional and engaging! And he always keeps the party going...