One Philadelphia DJ dedicated to one purpose... The flawless wedding reception...

Friday, January 10, 2020

My resume

SoundcloudFacebookMix demosVoice demoThank you for taking a moment to read about me! I'm going to assume you're planning a wedding. Maybe you're looking for a party DJ and want to check out my sound and lighting? You will see it below!

No matter who your are, if you're destined to be my client, you value personalized service, creativity, energy, comfort, confidence and FUN! Beyond playing music, my primary focus is offering attentive hospitality and detailed event direction -- meaning I personally take care of you while helping your event to run as smoothly as possible... to help produce this:

Alicia & Steve at Springfield Country Club - Photo by Fuller Photography

Meet Alicia and Steve. Alicia is the one wearing the heels. Here is what they said after their wedding day: "Steve was beyond great! He was so personable! From the minute we got to our reception, he was more than accommodating to our request for our bridal party opening (which was our own take on "The Lion King"). He played great music that kept people dancing all night long! Everyone commented on how great our DJ was. Watching our wedding video yesterday reminded us how many great songs were played and how many people were out on the dance floor from start to finish. Our wedding was honestly the best day/night of our lives and we were so glad we chose Steve as our DJ to just make our night even better!!!"

Anya & Russ at Appleford Estate

With over two decades of successful wedding entertainment and event direction, and as an award winning DJ (Top Ten Entertainer of the Year Award, DJ Times Magazine), I bring a broad range of experience, imagination, and music knowledge to the table. Every client receives meticulous attention to detail and an approach that will not steal your spotlight. Also smiles.

Kimberly & Jay at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia - Photo by Morby Photography

That's Kimberly and Jay above, singing "Bohemian Rhapsody". It was their choice for the last song of the night. In their words, "Steve did a great job playing the type of music we were looking for and had the guests up and dancing the whole night. It makes it so much easier to plan a wedding when you have vendors like Silver Sound and Steve who are on top of their work. I would highly recommend Steve to DJ any type of event and we are so happy we chose him."

Still not convinced? Maybe watch some videos of past brides in action?Zazriel & Dale at Hotel du Pont

Jeanna & Ryan at Tendenza

Ashley & Riley at Hotel du Pont

Katie & Mark at Normandy Farm

Amanda & Phil at the Barn on Bridge

Rachel & Steve at the Phoenixville Foundry

Christina & Mike at Pen Ryn Estate

I'm committed to delivering the exact style of entertainment your event deserves, presented in a polished and refined fashion.

I also work behind the scenes of your event, coordinating the efforts of everyone involved with your event, helping to execute a worry-free day. (Please note the "awww yeah" moment shown below.)

Lisa & Kevin at The Ballroom at The Ben

You still want more words? Here you go:

I don't know anyone who likes to shout during dinner. My sound equipment has been assembled to provide your event with the appropriately amplified, highest-quality of sound, while giving your guests the ability to carry on conversation at their tables. What if your ballroom has high vaulted ceilings and marble floors? To defeat echo and loud volumes, my Bose line-array sound system allows for complete sound coverage at a comfortable and appropriate level without large, unsightly speaker cabinets. Believe it or not, my speakers can be found in most of the photos here. Can you see them? Cool, right?

Lauren & Chris at Union Trust - Photo by Hoffer Photography

PROTIP: You should ask me what the image above is.

My passion lies is making your guests feel involved in your special day, causing them to stay longer, have more fun, and make some unforgettable memories with you.

Lauren & Greg at Rockwood Carriage House
Letters of Appreciation:

Thank You Notes & Letters:
Friedrich Wedding (Normandy Farm)
Gorman Wedding (Phoenixville Foundry)
Venziale Wedding (Bear Creek Mountain Resort)
Page Wedding (Phoenixville Foundry)
Waters Wedding (Columbia Station)
Clarke Wedding (Barn on Bridge)
Elko Wedding (Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing)
Stinson Wedding (RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve)
Hartman Wedding (Hotel du Pont)
Weller Wedding (Phoenixville Foundry)
O'Donnell Wedding (Stroudsmoor Country Inn)
Smith Wedding (Hotel du Pont)
Koch Wedding (Hotel du Pont)
Generose Wedding (Atrium at the Curtis Center)
Gilbert Wedding (Columbia Station)
Maurer Wedding (Brantwyn Estate at Dupont CC)
Nackord Wedding (RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve)
Wehler Wedding (John J Audubon Center)
Harness Wedding (Baywood Greens)
Shultz Wedding (Merion Tribute House)
O'Brien Wedding (Blue Bell Country Club)
Park Wedding (Blue Bell Country Club)
David Wedding (Windsor Castle)
Nipper Wedding (Lake House Inn)
Nangle Wedding (Ocean City Yacht Club)
Sontowski Wedding (Mendenhall Inn)
Winters Wedding (Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing)
Albert Wedding (Waynesborough Country Club)

Katie & Sean's wedding reception at Merion Tribute House

Professional Letters of Recommendation:

Afflair Events - Perfect Weddings - Robert Ryan Catering

Magazine & Web Site Articles:

The Knot Magazine - Real Weddings
DJ Times Magazine - "Bridal Party Entrances That Rocked"
DJ Times Magazine - "Customer Response"
DJ Times Magazine - "Sweating The Details"
DJ Times Magazine - "Are You A Professional?"
DJ Times Magazine - Mobile of the Month
DJ Times Magazine - "Vendor Relations"
DJ Times Magazine - "The Irritant Client"
DJ Times Magazine - "Lessons Learned"
Philadelphia Magazine - "Laying Tracks"
Philadelphia Magazine - "Choosing Our Music Maker"
Brides Magazine - Local Music & Entertainment
Philadelphia Elegant Wedding - Real Weddings
Delaware/Main Line Bride Magazine - "An Elegant Wedding At A Waterfront Estate"
Allure Films' blog - Anya & Russell's Wedding
JPG Photography's Blog - Meredith & Bob's Wedding
JPG Photography's Blog - Cassie and James' Wedding
MK Photo's Blog - Ashley & Riley at the Hotel du Pont
Rebecca Barger's Blog - Rachael & William's Wedding

Emily & Michael at The Barn on Bridge

The sound and lighting details: My main sound system consists of two Bose L1 Model II speakers and four Bose B1 subs designed to deliver the clearest of sound with 180 degrees of smooth, uniform sound dispersion. I can also add Electro-Voice Evolve 50 column speakers with self-powered 1000 watt subwoofers, delivering deep and full sound. For cocktail hour, I can offer you the low-profile look of the Bose L1 Compact System, covering the room nicely with a comfortable level of sound.

Additional Equipment: Shure UHF wireless lapel microphone, 2 Shure ULX wireless handheld microphones, 2 Shure 55SH Series II Cardioid Microphones, 2 Sennheiser UHF wireless handheld microphones, a Dell Inspiron 9400 running PCDJ FX, a HP Pavilion dv5 running rekordbox, Serato, and Virtual DJ, a Pioneer DDJ-SX3 flagship 4-Channel Controller, a Numark MixDeck Quad Universal DJ midi controller, a Numark MixDeck Universal DJ midi controller, a Hercules DJ Console RMX controller, Numark CDN-88 Dual Deck CD Player, Pioneer CMX3000 Dual Deck CD Player, Denon 1800F Dual Deck CD Player, Odyssey cases, Creative Zen Xtra MP3 Player, Allen & Heath Xone:92 Mixer, Denon DN-X400 DJ Mixer, Numark CM200 & DM1295 DJ Mixer, Pioneer SE-DJ5000 Headphones, Sony MDR-SA5000 Headphones

Sarah & David at Union Trust
Lighting: Chauvet Intimidator Spot LED 350 moving heads (video) , Chauvet Cubix 2.0 LED centerpiece (video), Chauvet Vue VI LED Moon Flower effect (video), American DJ H2O LED water effects (video), American DJ Fusion Tri FX bars (video), ADJ illuminated event facade (video)
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Want to listen to some music I happen to enjoy?

I am able to accept the new Doctor Who being female, because she'll likely be way better at problem solving and everything else the Doctor does.
Also, I survived the ghost pepper flavor challenge at The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. They make you sign a waiver to taste a sample. In addition to the mouth-scorching flavor I mentioned, they have about 100 totally original flavors they've created. If you've never been there, it's worth the drive.
I also keep it old school and purposely avoid emojis. Strictly emoticons. That's just how I roll. :)

Michelle & Keith at The Ballroom at The Ben
Along with the equipment mentioned above, I am looking to invest in a Soundwagon portable record player.

Devon & Doey at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
I've listed the lighting above (along with video clips showing what each one looks like), but since you've scrolled down this far, you can check out this secret clip of what your dance floor could possibly look like.

That moment when the DJ plays the perfect song for your Franklin Institute wedding reception

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mixing Like A Mad Man

Lately, I've been posting mixes on my Soundcloud page.

You can visit me to download my mixes and listen to other songs I like by going here:

Are you here to download Side B of the Jump On The Bed mix? Right click here and choose "Save As..." to get it.

Not sure what I'm talking about?

To celebrate the relaunch of BrandCamp, I was asked to provide a custom mix of songs that make you want to get funky and turn it loose. While not all the tracks on Side B are brand spankin new, they're pretty cool nonetheless. Turn it up.



Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Knot Best of Weddings Hall Of Fame

More great news! Silver Sound is the first ever DJ company in the Philadelphia area to be included in The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame! Thank you to all our past brides and grooms who helped us to receive this prestigious recognition!



Monday, January 6, 2014

Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Silver Sound has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for DJ Services in Philadelphia!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Silver Sound’s selection as a Choice Awards™ 2014 winner was selected based on the positive experiences expressed by past clients on WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews. While many industry awards are given by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Silver Sound.WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on professional achievements from the previous year. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.  As a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 winner, Silver Sound is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

"Each year, WeddingWire looks forward to celebrating the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network," said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. "Now in its fifth year, the Couples’ Choice Awards™ program continues to recognize the elite wedding professionals who exemplify a commitment to quality, service and professionalism. These businesses were chosen by our bridal community for their responsiveness and dedication to their clients over the past year. We are honored to recognize Silver Sound for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry."
Silver Sound is thrilled to be one of the top DJ Companies in the WeddingWire Network of sites, which include leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® for 2013.

For more information about Silver Sound, click Philadelphia Wedding DJ.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards®, please visit

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire®, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and



Monday, December 9, 2013

Félicitations à vous deux!

Sofitel Wedding
Photo credit: Swoon Over It Photography
Kathryn and Eric
December 07, 2013
Hotel Sofitel Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Web Site

The Sofitel Philadelphia is one of my favorite locations to entertain wedding receptions. Everywhere you look, the slogan “Life is magnifique” is prominently displayed, encouraging their very friendly and helpful staff to deliver the joie de vivre that makes them stand above the rest. The modern, yet elegant décor serves as the perfect backdrop to some of the coolest weddings I have ever been a part of.

Sofitel Wedding

Kathryn and Eric’s wedding reception was marked with numerous intimate moments, including a welcoming speech from Kathryn’s father, that lead into the father and daughter dance, all while surrounded by the 180+ friends and family members encircling them on the dance floor. It was a moving to look around and see so many emotionally engaged guests and not disinterested people sitting at their tables.

Sofitel Wedding

Despite the few (graciously denied) requests for the Electric Slide and the Chicken Dance, the dance floor was moving all night long! Thank you for having me as your entertainment, Kathryn and Eric!

6:00-6:55 PM Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM Grand entrance
Parents Intro: "Breezin" by George Benson
Bridal Party & Bride and Groom: "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz

7:05 PM Bride and Groom dance
"Love of a Lifetime" by Firehouse"

7:10 PM Bride and father dance
"The Way You Look Tonight" by Tony Bennett

7:15 PM Groom and sister dance
"Let Her Go" by Passenger

7:20 PM Welcome, blessing and toasts

7:35-8:55 PM Dinner

8:55 Cake Cutting
"All You Need is Love" by The Beatles

9:00 PM Open dance floor

10:55 PM Last dance

Philadelphia DJs - Steve Croce

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Black Label DJ

Silver Sound is now considered Black Label quality by! How cool is that?!



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Silver Sound named 2013 Best of The Main Line - Party DJ

Best of the Main Line 2013 Winner - Party DJ

Main Line Today’s July issue, which highlights it's annual "Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs" feature, hit the newsstands last Friday.

Each year, the July issue of Main Line Today features the best that the area has to offer, including over 250 readers’ and editors’ picks.

To celebrate the achievement, a party will be held at Drexelbrook on Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This dress to impress event is one of the most popular parties on the Main Line, drawing over 1,500 guests each year.

More importantly, the Best of the Main Line and Western Suburbs Party raises funds for a worthy, local cause through a silent auction the night of the event. All of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit The Devereux Foundation. Many of the participants and other local businesses have generously provided auction items and packages to help support the cause. Proceeds from the party have provided tens of thousands of dollars in donations to charitable organizations to date.

"We’re happy to support our community partner, The Devereux Foundation," says JB Braun, Publisher of Main Line Today magazine. "We’re proud to play an active role in giving back in the community where we live, work and play."



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