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From big room clubs to the street parades and gay pride, Staan Thompson has cemented his name as one of the favorites in the Gay club culture rocking  shows where ever he plays.


DJ Staan Thompson was born Stanley Rudeseal in August, 1975, in the southern United States, in Georgia. Joining the US Navy at the age of 18, he experienced nightlife & house music for the Hampton Roads Pride 2015 with Naomi Black – view of crowd first time. After leaving the Navy, he took a job as a light coordinator at a club in Norfolk,
Virginia, called Private Eyes. He quickly gained recognition for some of the best coordinated light shows and began working at Mitty’s Nightclub in Newport News in 1996.

There he was taken under the wing of the resident DJ and introduced to Djing and never looked back.
After two years at Mitty’s Nightclub and a brief mixshow on WROX in Virginia Beach, he began making the rounds in the local nightclubs, Hampton Pride 2015 with Naomi Blackestablishing a name for himself with his unique, high energy circuit sound with tribal flairs.

He also became known for making special mashups & reedits that brought extra punches to some of his high energy sets and quickly became a sought after regional club DJ.
In February, 1998, DJ Staan took on a residency at The Wave Nightclub in Norfolk, Virginia and helmed some of the largest weekly dance events in eastern Virginia for 17 years. In March, 2015, DJ Staan left The Wave Nightclub, to pursue other outlets within the club scene. This has increased demand for him at local events and helped make him a headliner for club venues and several other events

Past DJ Events:
Resident DJ – Mitty’s Nightclub in Newport News, Virginia – 1997-1999
Resident DJ – The Wave Nightclub in Norfolk, Virginia – 1998-2015
Resident DJ – The In-Between Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia – 2007-2010
Headline DJ – CIRKUIT – A Monthly Metropolitan Nightlife Event – 2014 – Present
Resident DJ – Hershee Bar in Norfolk, Virginia – September 2015 – Present
Guest appearances have included:
The Rainbow Cactus in Virginia Beach, VA – 1997–2011
The Garage in Norfolk, VA – 1998 & 2010-2011
Klub Ambush in Virginia Beach, VA – 2005
Hampton Roads Pride in Norfolk, Virginia – Pridefest Stage – July 2013
Hampton Roads Pride in Norfolk, Virginia – Pridefest Stage – August 2014
The Iguana Nightclub in Norfolk, Virginia – 2015
Hotties Bar & Thrill in Norfolk, Virginia – 2015
Hampton Roads Pride in Norfolk, Virginia – Pridefest Stage – July 2015
WROX in Norfolk, Virginia – 1998-1999
Essential-Clubbers – August, 2015-November 2015
Known for his high energy Circuit & Tribal sets, Mashups & Redits, DJ Staan continues to be one of the area’s most sought after DJ’s.
Podcast/Show Hosting Sites:
iTunes Store: Search ‘DJ Staan’

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