South Sound Events was created by Mandy to lift the quality of music being delivered at weddings, by bringing good DJs together and giving them the support needed to focus on music and their carrers without comprimising customer service and client satisfaction. Mandy manages all client relations, and will hand you over to your DJ (Tom or Harrison) once the music and run sheet has been finalised.
She will work with you right up until and on the day of your wedding, and attend for as much of the event as the new family member (due May 2018) permits!
Originally from Perth, Mandy moved to Margaret River in 2008 to complete her winemaking degree. She worked as a winemaker for a short time, but found that while music had always been a part time hobby – it was beginning to take up more and more of her life. Once the word was out that people could have a DJ at their wedding that was fun, funky and played good music – she was instantly in great demand. So she decided to follow her heart and keep making people happy on dance floors!. Giving up her winemaking career and most of her weekends was a no brainer, it payed off in being able to bring such an important element to these events – the perfect atmosphere on such a special day in peoples lives.
DJ Mandy B has played at the South Bound Festival since 2010, along with sets at The Cape Wine Bar, Little Brother, The Pourhouse (Malt), Gnarabar, Morries, Settlers Tavern, Caves House and The Goose amongst others. She still occasionally travels to Perth for the odd gig.
Her love for DJing began when she was 16 and working at Central Station Records. She quickly became an avid record collector, and bought turntables instead of a car much to her parents dismay. Her first residency was at the legendary Fuel Bar when she was almost 18, where she soon moved on to promoting and coordinating the music for the venue. Residencies all over Perth followed; The Captain Stirling, The Queens Hotel, The Como, Hyde Park Hotel, The Glasshouse, Grand Boulevard Tavern, Mustang Bar, Phillimores, The Clink, The Rosemount, The Globe and Ambar to name a few… and eventually Mandy achieved her dream of playing at Geisha – where she became a resident for 2 years.
She has been involved in Minimal Exposure gigs, played drum and bass with the Roller crew, The Beat Suite with Sharif Galal and Micah, Full Frequency and Rhythm Trippin on RTR and has featured on Triple J mix up.
Once she moved down south and had completed her degree, Mandy worked as a wine tour guide for Wine For Dudes and Margaret River Tours – and then DJed at weddings on the weekend. However she found that it wasn’t just about rocking up and playing great music – supporting clients in the lead up to the wedding, and being involved in the planning stages required more time, so she focused on South Sound Events full time from 2013.
Now she enjoys bringing her wealth of experience in hospitality and events as an added bonus to her clients. Having a run sheet that flows smoothly is an element in event planning that Mandy feels a lot of couples may not receive enough assistance with.