STEVE CROCE 'S Resume
Thank 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 may want to click here.
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
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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."
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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 and Phil at the Barn on Bridge
Rachel & Steve at the Phoenixville Foundry
Christina & Mike at Pen Ryn Estate
Lisa & Kevin at The Ballroom at The Ben
Lauren & Chris at Union Trust - Photo by Hoffer Photography
PROTIP: You should ask me what the image above is.
Lauren & Greg at Rockwood Carriage House
Thank You Notes & Letters:
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)
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
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
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)
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
Doesn't everyone have access to every song ever written in the universe ever for all time now?
Well, everything except Wu-Tang's "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin".
Lauren & Peter at White Manor Country Club
Anyway, while my preference is to help you select a slightly more eclectic playlist (one that presents your personal flavor and interests to your guests), I also have all the Chicken Pokeys and Electric Wobbles that people sometimes want to hear.
Kimberly & Jay at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
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
You're not convinced yet? I have failed you. Henceforth, I will hang my head in shame.