Meet Our Djs
Avid entertainer, James Halligan (DJ Sare), has been a professional in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. James fell in love with music as a teen and began working as a DJ at his local skating rink, then further progressed to being a part of the exciting club nightlife of Downtown Mobile. More recently, James has been a DJ and MC at countless weddings, corporate functions, proms, parties and Mardi Gras balls. He thoroughly enjoys engaging and interacting with crowds at events and believes that positive interaction creates positive feedback and great entertainment.
James continues to learn even more ways to communicate and connect flawlessly with individual and crowds.
Matt Cazalas has worked as a disc jockey, musician, lighting technician, and audio engineer for countless events such as weddings, high school/college events, festivals, and Mardi Gras balls. He has been in several different performing groups, playing a variety of music around the country. He is currently a Music major at Faulkner State and is involved with several ensembles there; he will be furthering his studies in music production and composition. Matt incorporates his stage and musical knowledge into his DJ work to ensure that the event carries out smoothly. “Southern Sounds has taught me much of what I know about lighting and disc jockeying.”
In his free time, Matt works in his studio recording and producing music, which shows influences from a number of genres. He is also the leader of music for the Bilingual Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, which involves him arranging the music for the Mass.
Buddy Brock has worked in music event production for 25 years. Through his work, he has gained much experience in making an event run smoothly and has worked with many different performers. One day it might be a country star and the next maybe some Chinese acrobats. Above all, he believes in being prepared and doing his homework for your event. That is one of the things that led Buddy to Southern Sounds. “When I met Jason and Torrie, I immediately saw the passion they had for their work and helping their clients be prepared before the big day.” He has worked on the gulf coast and in the southeast region with such events as Mardi Gras balls, conferences, concerts, and weddings. Buddy credits Southern Sounds for their help in honing his DJ skills. “They are more than a company that provides services. Jason and the dj’s get together and share information on the latest techniques and information. I’ve learned and continue to learn a wealth of information just being around the other dj’s and their experience.” Above all, Buddy wants your event to be fun and exciting for everyone and every age of your guests.