Desmond Beasley, lead DJ and emcee at Sound Precision Entertainment, is a man of many talents.
He joined SPE about a year ago when he saw Owner and CEO Scott Terranova at his best friend’s wedding. Terranova, a high school friend, had spoken to Beasley about joining the company before, but the timing wasn’t right. Now, Beasley was looking for a change. It didn’t take long for Beasley to make a name for himself, receiving rave reviews from clients.
“My favorite part of the job would have to be meeting all the different kinds of people,” he said. “For our clients, this is the best day of their entire lives, and it’s a remarkable feeling to be a part of it in any way, shape or form.”
A graduate of Garfield Heights High School, Beasley pursued a passion for dance and theater by earning a bachelor’s degree in dance at the University of Akron. Following graduation, he taught dance nationally.
However, Beasley is now taking a step back from dance to pursue another love and talent: photography. Throughout the years, Beasley took pictures of his students, friends and family at various events. Now back in the Cleveland area, this hobby has become a career with Capture Cleveland, a partner company of SPE. Beasley provides quality photography services with a personal touch. With Capture Cleveland, his goal is to get to know his clients, putting them at ease while he’s behind the lens.
While he certainly has a full plate, Beasley keeps a level head.
“As strange as this sounds, failure inspires me,” he said. “I dislike when people say success is hard and failure is easy. Sometimes you fight, try and work your absolute hardest for something, and you still fail, but I find beauty in that. The road to success and failure is the exact same in my eyes. I don’t get down or frustrated when I don’t succeed in something. It makes me think of new and smarter ways to get to my destination. Failure is not only the key to success but also remaining successful for years to come.”
Q&A with Desmond Beasley
What song gets you pumped for an event?
“Bring Em Out” by T.I. You know it’s going to be a good day when you hear that song before you do anything!
What is your favorite song to play at an event?
My favorite oldie song to play at events is definitely “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC. My favorite new song to play is hands down “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars.
What do you like to do in your free time?
My free time now pretty much consists of photography. It’s become a true passion of mine. I try to fill up my day with as much photography and editing as possible. It eases my mind.
What camera(s) do you prefer?
I’m fan of Nikon cameras. My first camera ever in the early 2000s was this bright red, tiny Nikon COOLPIX digital camera. When I picked up photography again years later, I purchased a Nikon D3400, and now I use a Nikon D750. Nikon has been good to me.
What advice would you give to couples?
Don’t skimp on your entertainers and vendors! Guest at weddings always comment on the food and music, which have to be top notch!