Growing up, Wade Simmons always had a love for music and being in front of a crowd. Singing and playing guitar in church or for friends and family were staples of growing up in the Simmons’ Household. Wade began his DJ career by simply being part of a large wedding. Upon seeing Wade’s energy and enthusiasm, knowledge of music, and ability to help get the crowd involved, He was contacted by the owner who then offered him a job. After training with some of the best DJ’s in the state, performing at multiple venues, and working with other top wedding vendors, Wade began rising to the top of the client and venues preferred lists. Then, in 2012, DJ Ninja was Officially born. The name “Ninja” was given by friends and coworkers due to Wade’s background and training in martial arts. DJ Ninja is now well-known around the central Alabama area as a fun, knowledgeable DJ and talented emcee. Over the years, DJ Ninja has performed for crowds of THIRTY to 3,000. In addition to performing live, Wade also enjoys creating his own remixes of songs that have been featured on Soundcloud. He can occasionally be found making appearances on Virtual DJ’s live DJ radio. However On a normal day, Wade is either working as a professional Firefighter & Paramedic, spending time with his beautiful wife and awesome kids, working out, kickboxing, or performing live for any of his amazing clients!
“I still remember when my sister and I performed at our great-grandmother’s 100th birthday celebration at her small church in Mississippi. When it was our time, we decided that instead of the original song that we had picked, that we should sing a different one. I was about 12 years old and my sister and I loved hip-hop... so we thought it would be a great idea to show everyone how good we could rap! Needless to say, the faces of the older family members in that small baptist church will forever be forged in my memory!"
--Wade Simmons, aka DJ Ninja