Westward Expansion: Island Sound’s Final Frontier

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WOW! How did we get here? Island Sound’s Westward Expansion- we now serve parts of Texas?!

We’ve reached the final frontier (for now). Who knows, maybe one day we’ll be international? What’s exciting about Island Sound is how fast we can grow, but with continued purpose and excellence.

The Beginning

Owner, Justin Henshaw
Staff Portraits 2014
Photo by Chris Moncus Photography

Island Sound first started for the Owner, Justin Henshaw, as a way to make some extra cash during college in 2008. You can read more about Justin’s story and other businesses here: https://www.henshawcompanies.com/our-story

In the past three years alone, we’ve added Alabama, parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and, most recently, parts of Texas to our areas of coverage.

You may be thinking, how is this possible? Well, I’ve got to be honest. The main reason is our incredible team. Our team is driven, flexible, and excited! They see purpose in what we do, and have fun doing it!

Ohio- Our First Big Expansion Leap

Aaron Kanagy
Staff Portraits 2020
Photo by Rainey Gregg Photography

DJ Aaron Kanagy has been receiving 5 star reviews with us since he started in 2015. He was the one who made our first big leap when he moved back home to Columbus, Ohio.
We’ve now been in Ohio for three years, and Aaron has DJ’d at The Westin Great Southern Columbus and The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, among others.

“Our DJ Aaron had the crowd dancing all night long. He was very professional, easy to work with, and allowed us a lot of input into the music we wanted to play. Having a packed dance floor was very important to us and he did not disappoint. If you get a chance to work with Aaron/Island Sound, you won’t regret it!” – Bride’s Review on The Knot 6/10/2019

Read more about Aaron here: https://islandsoundlive.com/about-us/meet-the-djs/dj-aaron-kanagy/

Texas & Westward Expansion

Brian Walsh
Staff Portraits 2019
Photo by Brooke Roberts Photography

Now, Assistant Operations Manager, Brian Walsh is moving to Texas and taking Island Sound with him! We’re currently accepting bookings for Fall 2020.

“Our DJ was Brian Walsh.. Let me tell you, he was AMAZING. We had a very open line of communication right up to the wedding and he was very easy-going working with us and our ever-changing first dance song choices, ha! He played to the vibe of our crowd and plays all of our favorites while leaving the “must not’s” out! He was also more than accommodating to us while we switched the timeline of events around so that a sick family member was able to participate in the big parts of the day. Truly such a nice guy with great DJ skills! PLUS he totally killed the MC role too! THANK YOU BRIAN FOR ALL YOU DID FOR US THAT DAY!!” – Bride’s Review on The Knot 2/28/2020

Read more about Brian here: https://islandsoundlive.com/about-us/meet-the-djs/dj-brian-walsh/

Hiring, Training, & Bridging the Gap

So, we went from operating in a small town on the coast of Georgia, St. Simons, to over 13 states. Island Sound’s hiring process is unlike any other. Island Sound DJs are heavily vetted and professionally trained in-house by Operations Manager, Mike Hall.

Our next goal is simple: bridge the gap. In the next few years, we’ll be adding the rest of Texas, all of Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.

Be a part of our Island Sound’s Westward Expansion!

If you’re interested in joining our team, please apply at the link below.

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