I'm Andrew Hairlson, and I want to bring passion and energy to your wedding, event, or voice over project.
Photo by Scott Carroll @scottfilmco
From an early age growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, I had always been told that I had a voice for radio or TV. Even at thirteen years old people would often mistake me for my dad whenever they would call our home phone. In high school I was an editor of our school newspaper and my dad was (and still is) an editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch so I've always had some aspect of journalism in my life and it's one of the main things I credit as to why I'm so personable. After my high school graduation I attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky where I started out studying photojournalism. After changing my major a couple more times, I decided to do what people had been telling me my whole life up to that point: I decided to get into radio. It turned out to be a great idea because I ended up loving all of my classes. While I was in school I had gotten an internship at one of the local radio stations and eventually was brought up to full time. Now, as a radio disc jockey I had to lend my voice for commercials that were being produced at the station or just had to provide my voice for something in some capacity, and that's how I stumbled into the world of voice over. The more voice overs I did for the station, the more curious I became about it as a potential career. Today, I've done voice over work for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, WNKY of Bowling Green, the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington D.C., Flying V Theater in Washington D.C., and many others. If I had one dream voice over gig, it would be to provide the voice for Batman in an animated movie or cartoon. But until then, I'll keep working hard on my craft and for you!
For my 16th birthday party my mom wanted to hire a mobile DJ. My dad, being stubborn, said "Pshh. I can do that!" and actually went out and bought a bunch of equipment to DJ my party with. Looking back on it he actually did really well considering that was his first gig. Whenever he had events he would take me along with him to help him set up his gear and often times use me to be the one to get people to start dancing. When I got into school at WKU I didn't get back into mobile DJ'ing for a few years until a coworker at a part-time job I had, who knew I was interning for the local radio station, asked if I could/would DJ her wedding. I was a bit hesitant at first because 1. I hadn't touched any mobile DJ equipment in a few years, and 2. I hand't done an event without my dad being there. But after some convincing and some help from my dad, I ended up doing her wedding and loving it. That was back in 2015 and today I have had the opportunity to go to some beautiful venues for great weddings and events not only in the southcentral Kentucky area but to eastern Kentucky, middle Tennessee, eastern Tennessee, and southern Indiana. I created Quiet Desperado Entertainment because I felt that the southcentral Kentucky area, and other surrounding areas, needed a top notch mobile DJ service that is going to take the time to invest in you. With our unmatched customer service we make sure that every event be it a wedding, birthday party, corporate event, and everything in between, is tailored to your liking and your guests will walk out with memories that will last a lifetime.