Michael was born into music with a professional singer/drummer as a father. Since childhood, Mike’s parents motivated him to learn a wide variety of instruments ranging from the drums to the cello. In his youth, music took a back seat for a short time period to sports which ended a lot of his aspirations to play these instruments. When Michael finally “came to his senses”, he traded in his cleats in for a new form of instrument, DJ equipment, and hasn’t looked back since.
Mike was hooked and initially DJed events for friends and family members. During college, he spent almost all of his free time buying records, downloading songs, and practicing mixing techniques. In the summer of 2013, he relocated to Charleston, where due to the energetic culture of the city and its beaches, decided he would begin to DJ professionally. Since then Mike has been DJing non-stop in his spare time when he is not teaching a middle school English.
Michael has performed at a variety of events over his year professional career that have given him a range of experiences and skills so that he can adapt to any event and crowd. Mike adds – “There is nothing more rewarding than being given the opportunity to create the real life soundtrack for a client’s big day. I love knowing that down the road they will hear one of the songs I played and smile, because it brings them right back to that special moment!”
In My Headphones: The 1975, Prince, The Smiths, Kygo, Cut Copy, Hall and Oates, Michael Jackson, Eric Church, Huey Lewis and the News, The S.O.S. Band, GrandMaster Flash and the Furious Five
My Favorite Floor Fillers: “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, “All My Life” by K-Ci and JoJo, “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
DJ Michael Marsico is amazing. Great music and good vibes are always a sign of a quality DJ, but add to that charm and professionalism and you’ve got to be impressed. As a bridesmaid at this wedding, I was super nervous about the dancing entrance the bride had planned, but Michael was so easy to work with that my nerves quickly vanished. The playlist was incredible and had everyone on the dance floor. I have never had so much fun at a wedding. I highly recommend Michael – if only he could have been the DJ at my wedding!