“Weddings are a once in a lifetime experience and we take that seriously while still finding a balance of rolling with the ebb and flow that each wedding presents.”
How did Wade start working at Buckeye Entertainment?
Byron met Wade at a wedding, of all places! Wade’s friends were getting married, and he was playing the guitar and singing for ceremony. Byron was DJing the wedding and running sound for the ceremony, so before the guests got there they started talking about mutual bald heads and a love of music. Byron offered to let Wade tag along to a gig to help out, but little did he know that Wade would pester him so much about being a DJ of his own that Byron would start training him as the first of all our guys! Wade likes to brag that without him, Byron would still be running solo to this day. He’s probably only half wrong.
How crazy! Who is this Wade guy?
Wade was born and raised in Grove City Ohio. With a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics and a Masters of Education from THE Ohio State University, he taught high school math for almost 5 years and now is an academic adviser for OSU’s College of Engineering. He has a love of music with an impeccable knack for remembering song lyrics and he does a pretty spot on Ja Rule. A multi-instrumentalist, Wade is a jack of all trades when it comes to music and can play the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He’s been at it since elementary school.
Well, what about weddings?
“At Buckeye Entertainment we aren’t interested in making any wedding the ‘BE show.’ Weddings are about the couple getting married. I’m sure other DJs claim they believe this too but not many have the track record and reviews to back it up. Overall, my favorite thing, though, is the couples I get to work with. I live for the moments at weddings that I can make things easier for the couple so that they can enjoy the night even more.”
What kind of music are you into, Wade?
“It could be different depending on when you ask me. Some of my favorites to listen to at the moment are Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran and any good 90’s/00’s hip hop playlist. I’m always down for trying out something new as well. Been recently digging Chillhop and Lo-fi. Country to classical…emo to electronic…rap to rock…hip hop to house and everything in between, I have probably enjoyed it at one time or the other.”
Best part of working at Buckeye Entertainment?
When talking to anyone about DJing weddings, I always mention how it’s a job I can’t complain about too much. At the end of the day I get paid to throw a party and, more importantly, to be a part of someone’s special day. Every wedding is a bit different and that’s super exciting for me. Being able to emcee and help cultivate the soundtrack to someone’s big day is the best.