Cleveland Wedding DJ Spotlight: Rorke Hardy
Danielle Toth
Rorke Hardy is a busy man. The Bay Village native is a Sound Precision Entertainment DJ, runner, fitness enthusiast, bibliophile, writer and foodie. He also works in sales at Hyland Software and received his bachelor's degree in English Literature at Ohio University.

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Cleveland Wedding DJ Spotlight: Rorke Hardy
Danielle Toth

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Rorke Hardy is a busy man.

 

The Bay Village native is a Sound Precision Entertainment DJ, runner, fitness enthusiast, bibliophile, writer and foodie. He also works in sales at Hyland Software and received his bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Ohio University.

When he’s wearing his DJ hat, Hardy, who now lives in Cleveland’s Flats, loves to get everyone onto the dance floor.

I love Frank Sinatra and other oldies, and I love to get the grandparents involved,” he said. “Talking to the older people to find out their favorite song from their youth always gets them involved. Something about engaging with that nostalgia makes them come alive, and everyone can get into that.”

Hardy came into the DJ business naturally and has always liked entertaining.

“I’ve always enjoyed being the DJ at parties, sometimes even at the expense of my fun at the party,” he said. “Music is really important to me, and striking that perfect balance between the beat and mood of the party is always a fun challenge.”

He loves being a part of weddings and has some advice for newlyweds.

“Enjoy the little moments, and don’t try to make everything perfect,” Hardy said. “Give yourself the space to enjoy your wedding.”

When he’s not DJing,  Hardy enjoys running. He has competed in a half-marathon and will be doing at least one more this year.

“I love working out, and running is a really good form of meditation and clearing your head,” he said. “Any problems or stresses you’ve had in the day, you can leave them all on the road. Once I’ve put myself through that physical exertion, the mental stresses don’t seem nearly as bad.”

He also enjoys discovering and eating spicy foods.

“I love spicy food because of the variety of flavors that accompany it,” Hardy said. “From the pure hot taste of a really good buffalo wing to the more complex flavors of some spicy curries or Thai dishes, it just adds another layer to a culinary experience.” 

 

Q&A With Rorke Hardy

What is your favorite song to play at an event?

“P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson

How do you pump up the crowd?

I like to try to initiate a dance-off! I try to get everyone dancing in step by starting with something like the Electric Slide and then moving into a high-energy track, maybe something by Missy Elliot. At weddings, there is almost always one person willing to play along and start the dance-off, and from there, it’s just engaging in the competitive spirit of the dancers! I still have yet to see someone pull off a successful head spin, but I am awaiting that day! 

What’s your favorite book?

My favorite book is a Spanish novel called “The Shadow of the Wind.” It is a beautiful story that takes place in post-Civil War Spain about a young boy whose favorite childhood novel ends up having some dark and mysterious connections with various figures of Barcelona. It’s an amazingly written novel about love and loss and growing up, which are things I believe everyone can relate to. 

Who or what inspires you?

My father and LeBron James inspire me to work harder, continually push myself and NEVER settle.

 
What is your favorite place to go in Cleveland?

It’s a toss-up between Edgewater Park in the summer and the Rocky River Metroparks in the fall.

What is your favorite superhero?

I’m team Steve Rogers. Not an Iron Man guy.

What is your favorite sports team and player?

The Cleveland Cavaliers! J.R. is going 7/8 in 3 point FG in Game 1 against the Warriors.

What is your most embarrassing moment? 

Spilling water on my lap before a sales presentation. As my mentor said, just roll with it! 

Address

4908 Van Epps Rd., Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

Phone Number

(216) - 870 - 4513

Monday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

F.A.Q.

Do I get to meet my DJ?

Of Course! This is your big day, we want you to be comfortable and able to build a rapport with your DJ. We encourage open communication between us and our clients. We can set-up face to face meetings, video calls, and teleconferences.

How do I secure my date?

We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

Address

4908 Van Epps Rd., Brooklyn Heights, Ohio 44131

Phone Number

(216) - 870 - 4513

Monday - Friday

10AM - 6PM

F.A.Q.

Do I get to meet my DJ?

Of Course! This is your big day, we want you to be comfortable and able to build a rapport with your DJ. We encourage open communication between us and our clients. We can set-up face to face meetings, video calls, and teleconferences.

How do I secure my date?

We ask that when you are ready to book, you give us a signed contract and a $600 deposit. The initial deposit comes off the final balance. After that, you are locked in to your date. Payment plans are available, but we do not require the final balance until a week before your wedding.

Are there any hidden fees?

No. All prices you see include tax, set-up & tear-down, and travel to most places. When paying with credit card there is a 3.8% convenience fee. No fees when paying by check or cash.

Do you work with other vendors?

Yes! While we have partnerships with vendors, we do not require you use them exclusively. You can always book us independently and we’ll ensure that all vendors are on the same page throughout the entire planning process and evening.

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