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Mackenzie Glasgow

Dj Darby Place made our wedding EXACTLY what we wanted!! We had a postponed wedding in March 2020 due to Covid, and rescheduled for November 2020. From the beginning Darby was very responsive, easy to work with, and can tell he really enjoys what he does. He's extremely organized and a true Master of Ceremony. He'll make sure multiple times that he has everyone's name correct, has all the requested songs you want, and have you feeling confident in your wedding day from ceremony to reception. He provides pages of songs to choose from if you so wish, and makes sure to give you the *vibe* you want during all parts of the wedding day. The groom and I mingled a lot throughout the reception, but anytime my feet hit the dance floor, Darby would play a specific song I requested. His attention to detail and ability to keep everyone dancing/fit the mood was outstanding. 10/10 recommend hiring DJ Darby!!

11/30/20 2:20PM

Jessica & Keith Nehila

John from DJ by CJ and his assistant exceeded any expectations I had for my DJ services on my wedding day. I typically feel out of my element and uncomfortable dancing/ on the dance floor and I give them both credit for creating a memorable experience for my husband and I. I've had so many compliments from my guests regarding my DJ, song choice, and energy level of the night. John made it a point to ensure that everything was running smoothly and checked-in and guided us throughout the evening. The company on the preferred vendor list for my venue and I would recommend their services in a heartbeat. John sat with my husband and I to g o through a run down of the event a little less than a month prior, which helped me put together the pieces of what to expect during the night and he was very patient and helpful picking out dedicated songs that I needed for the night (final dance, walking down the aisle, etc). John made us feel comfortable being ourselves and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ service! Thank you for an incredible, memorable night!

1/22/20 11:46PM

Selina Irizarry

I just wanted to take the time to give you feedback on our experience. Steven Maldonado was AMAZING!!! We had a blast and he was very interactive with our group on getting them on the dance floor. This is an experience my daughter and family will never forget! Thank you for making this a wonderful experience. I definitely will use your company and Steven Maldonado again in the future. Thank you, Steven and John!

12/10/19 1:25PM

Sabrina Beason

Excellent experience

We had the time of our lives at our reception thanks to our DJ's Nick and Sean! They did an amazing job at keeping the guests engaged and had me laughing and smiling the whole time! Nick was awesome to work with through the stress of all the wedding planning. He was very patient and helped get rid of any concerns I had. We are so happy we found you guys and HIGHLY recommend DJ by CJ! Can't rave enough about our experience!

12/3/19 5:43PM

CJ and Jennifer Schumacher

With our wedding being a destination there are tons of uncertainty about how everything is going to come together. The folks at DJ by CJ " Darby Place" knocked it out of the park. Super professional and timely and were all around great to deal with.

11/28/19 4:29PM

Melissa Hazatone


DJ by CJ made our night so memorable and our guests were up and dancing all night long! He interacts with everyone and really got our guests to feel comfortable and get out on the dance floor! HE MADE OUR WEDDING! BOOK HIM! Everyone said our wedding was the best they've ever been to and we couldn't have asked for a better night! Most amazing DJ in the Tampa area!

11/24/19 2:20PM

Judith Mondragon

Dance all night with DJ by CJ

Our wedding was on November 16th, 2019.The first time we met prior to the wedding we went through what we wanted regarding music,for us it was really important to have balance regarding Latin/Mexican and American songs because we wanted all of our guest to be on the dance floor. Afterwards he told us ,with so much detail, how our entrance was going to be, the cake cutting, the bouquet and garter be honest we wanted the wedding to start the next day, just by listening to him explaining all of it with the music, the light effects and the actual words of what they were going to say. This helped so much because we knew what was coming up and what we had to do.

On the day of the wedding as soon as the music started playing the dance floor was packed, everyone danced until the party was over, our feet hurt the next day for so much dancing, that's how good it was!

Having Dj by CJ for our wedding was the best decision made, they were a key element on making the wedding super fun and enjoyable for every guest.

11/18/19 6:35PM

George Smith

Dalton did an amazing job at our wedding this past weekend. All of our over the top requests were granted without a hitch and ever song (we requested a ton ahead of time) were perfect. My new wife and I were BLOWN AWAY by his professionalism. We could not have been more impressed, he did such an amazing job. Send me an email if you would like some pictures for promotion. You guys deserve it. One hell of a wedding.

2/18/19 3:40PM

Jacob & Abby Campoamor

It wasn't until someone asked me to think about weddings I've been to and who I thought had the best DJ, did I really start to realize the importance of this position and how much a difference a good DJ could make over an average one. My mind instantly went to DJ by CJ and since I hired them they were a joy to work with. They took care of everything! They planned the whole night for us, gave us plenty of music options for the ceremony/reception, they were friendly, professional and had people dancing the whole night! We had John as our DJ and he made a slideshow for us and was captivating when he spoke and MC'd the different activities. You know they've gotten weddings down and I would highly recommend to anyone. Their price was a little more than I expected, but after shopping around, they are in the same range as most other well rated groups.

1/12/19 5:23PM

Andrew and Sara Ross

For our April Wedding in St. Pete, we had DJ Darby perform our wedding ceremony music, cocktail hour and reception events. From the very start, he was incredibly accommodating scheduling phone meetings (my husband and I are both from out of state), hearing our concerns, what feel we wanted, etc. Even with last-minute switches (the night before!) he executed our requests with understanding, patience and professionalism! Even random requests, such as my husband's personal request of 'Optimus Prime-Roll Out!' for our ceremony walk out, DJ Darby mixed it down to the second of what my husband wanted. During the cocktail hour and reception, he became the ultimate MC. I did not need to hire a wedding coordinator for timing things, Darby was on-top of timing each sequence and flow of things. I am beyond grateful for his expertise, guidance and talents. He made our wedding so MUCH FUN! I would highly recommend his services, and him personally for future events.

4/10/18 3:55PM

Brian & Robyn Alward

We worked directly with John and by the time we left his house we were so excited! He thinks of everything to keep all guests engaged and the party going. By the far the easiest vendor to work with and listened to all our ideas. Highly Recommended!

3/25/18 4:46PM

Sean & Cheo Burke

John and his team was absolutely amazing! He made booking a DJ for our wedding the best part! I felt absolutely no stress after talking to him and he was extremely professional, prepared and very well experienced. All of my wedding guests were amazed by the awesome entertainment he provided for us!

3/10/18 6:35PM

Jessie & Shawn

I hope I am able to get across in this post how awesome DJ by CJ is! There are many djs out there that may offer lower packages or give exclusive deals, but John was worth every penny! I wasn't on board in the beginning - I thought, how hard can it be to dj - I'm sure anyone I go with will be fine. I was completely wrong and glad I went with my gut on John! He not only was a dj, but an MC, the one who kept the night flowing, the guests involved, and genuinely wanted every one there to have fun. At our in person meeting, John brought great suggestions to the table - that we used: all of the songs for the ceremony and what everyone walked in to for the reception - somehow he nailed our personalities, helped organize the whole evening timeline, listened to what we wanted, and executed everything perfectly - also including Persian music in the mix, per our request! We received many compliments regarding our DJ for the night as he played such great music that had our dance floor packed the entire time. Not only do you get a main DJ/MC, you also get an assistant DJ that helps him the whole night, which allowed one of them to be by our side whenever we needed it (Cue when to walk down the aisle, reception entrance, cake, bouquet/garter toss). We are so happy we went John - DJ by CJ- as he definitely made the wedding that much better!

2/26/18 8:58PM

Mike & Yvette

Awesome! That's the one word I can use to describe our experience with DJ Nick Bockholt of DJ by CJ. We have several friends who had hired them as their DJ for their weddings and we were sold. Then we saw the list of great reviews on several wedding websites. I can say for sure that not only do they do a great job at our wedding, they will help you feel at ease before the wedding becasue they are on point when it comes to planning all the little details out and helping fill in any gaps you may have in your planning (or several gaps in our case :) On our initial phone conversation, John really went the extra mile to talk to me about their services and exactly what they offer that other DJs just don't. They sat down with us a few weeks before the wedding at our home for two hours and made sure we were comfortable with everything and helped our wedding turn out amazing. They had great suggestions backed up with knowledge and a lot of experience. Shout out to Nick Bockholt, Noriel Castro, and John Strandberg. You guys are great, thank you!

2/24/18 7:38PM

Grace & Matt

DJ by CJ was AMAZING!!! Everyone had the best time. While our planner was great we didn't even need her due to John's amazing help. He spent quality time planning our big day and helping us come up with the perfect timeline and songs for each special milestone of the night. He never pushed but gave his professional opinion backed by experience whenever we weren't sure of what we wanted. The moment we met him we knew we had found the right DJ for us. His passion for his art shines through. He knows what he is doing and I am forever grateful for John being there for our perfect day.

2/24/18 4:13PM

Shana & Duane

John was simply amazing to work with. From the first planning meeting to the day of our wedding he helped us coordinate everything to run smoothly. Our guests packed the dance floor the entire evening. He exceeded our expectations.

2/17/18 6:53PM

Kristin & Curtis

Darby was our DJ through DJ by CJ. He was amazing and took every crazy thing we had planned and made it happen. We had a pretty complex schedule with a lot of surprises!!! He was able to keep those surprises and made the night magical. I would recommend this service if you are getting married.

2/17/18 5:43PM

Shana & Duane

John was simply amazing to work with. From the first planning meeting to the day of our wedding he helped us coordinate everything to run smoothly. Our guests packed the dance floor the entire evening. He exceeded our expectations.

2/17/18 6:53PM

Brooke & Nick

John and Noriel were AMAZING! I'm so glad we chose DJ BY CJ to DJ our wedding. John was a great MC, he made the wedding flow so well and the music was perfect! I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with in this department!

12/1/17 6:26PM

Christine & Jason

It is hard to put into words how John & Noriel from DJ by CJ made our wedding special and memorable. We met with John and reviewed the plan and music choices. He asked some really great questions about us and how we envisioned our wedding day. We came up with some really great memory moments. John spoke with experience and passion for his job. Jason and I were scheduled to be married on September 9th, 2017; however, Hurricane Irma decided that she wanted to visit Florida. After making the decision to move the wedding forward to Sept 8th to give family, friends, and vendors time to make decisions on whether to stay or ride out the hurricane, John & Noriel were able to make that change with us and keep us calm. They were organized and got people excited and dancing. They helped make our day one to remember. Thank you John and Noriel!!!

11/16/2017 7:14PM

Alexa & Lazar

We used DJ by CJ for our wedding and it was definitely the right choice! DJ Darby was our DJ, and we couldn't have asked for someone better to help us out and create the perfect atmosphere for our big day! Chose DJ Darby at DJ by CJ and you will have the wedding of your dreams!

11/11/17 6:36PM

Samantha & Joey

John and his team are fantastic! If you're considering other DJ's don't! He was professional, quick to respond and made sure to incorporate things we wanted. With his experience and attention to detail, you and your guests will have an experience you won't forget. John kept the crowd entertained and night flowing smooth. Thank you John!

11/4/17 8:23PM

Tabatha & Nicholas

John and Noriel were amazing! John always took my calls even on vacation (sorry about that again) My father passed away a few years before my wedding and John was able to make a slide show of my father so that while I danced with my Uncle my father was present in some form. His song choices and interaction with the guest were amazing. Highly recommend, and hope to use again in the future.

10/21/17 9:19PM

Chelsea & Cody

My husband and I hired "DJ by CJ" to DJ our wedding at The Florida Aquarium, and from the start to end their service was fantastic . Our DJ was Darby, and he did a great job at making our night run smoothly and making it fun. He was very helpful in answering any questions we had and meeting all of our requests along the way. I would strongly recommend them for any event.

10/12/2017 8:23PM

Brian Fewless

These guys were the best !! Darby came to our house, as a guy I didn`t have a clue LOl, but after talking with us, Darby came up with the perfect mix of music for our wedding! My wife and I come from very different cultures, and he was able to put it together Perfectly! On top of that, we are coming up on our anniversary, Darby put together the songs from the wedding so I can surprise my wife!! It is rare to find this kind of service anywhere, for any price nowadays . Thanks Guys !!!

09/30/2017 10:11PM

Claire & Jared

We had so many people tell us we had the best music at our wedding! Everyone was dancing the entire night, John even stayed an extra half an hour because we couldn't stop dancing. John took the time to sit down with us before the wedding to plan out our entire night of music from the ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. He incorporated all of our special request songs and really understood our musical preferences and our crowd of people. We purchased the additional uplighting and are so glad we did, it really brought out space to the next level. The quality of care we received was above and beyond expectations, you can tell John love s what he does and cares for his customers. A good DJis so essential to a great wedding and John helped us have the best night ever!

08/05/2017 7:55PM

Jayme & Lewis

Having an amazing DJ was a high priority for our wedding and after our first time speaking with John we knew we had found our DJ. We had spoken to a few other DJs but John spoke confidence, knowledge, and passion for what he does. This definitely showed in his performance, as well. He is also so friendly and easy to work with. Prior to our wedding we met with John and planned all of our music. He had wonderful suggestions and recommendations and was able to find lesser-known songs we requested. His mixes for the bridal party entrance were amazing and so much fun. On the night of the wedding, John and his team played music that matched what was happening throughout the night and kept the dance floor full during the reception. John was an amazing MC and kept the events moving along throughout the night. We loved the video screen, the up lighting, and dance floor lighting. He also made an amazing slide show for us that played during dinner! Everything he did was custom to us and reflected our favorite artists and songs. I am so happy we were able to work with DJ by CJ and would definitely recommend them to any couples looking for an amazing DJ who can create a special experience.

07/02/2017 8:11PM

Giovanni & Brian

Brian Black with DJ by CJ was amazing from beginning to end. He was able to capture the essence of our theme through music and our guests loved it! Our ceremony would not have been the same without his input on some of the songs we chose, which he suggested instrumental arrangements for. We felt comfortable and trusted Brian through the whole process. His attention to detail and love for music is noticeable and it reflects in his work. I also want to thank Brian, John and everyone at DJ by CJ for being sensitive to our needs, considering our wedding was an LGBT wedding and not traditional. Love is love and these guys get it! We would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat!!

06/10/2017 9:11PM

Katie Lynch

Brian Black did an amazing job and made our wedding the party we wanted it to be. He provided music for our pre-ceremony cocktail hour, ceremony, and reception. He could not have done a better job listening to exactly what we wanted and making it happen. Brian was professional, fun, and our guests are still raving about the great music selection. He kept the party going and the dance floor full the whole night. We cannot imagine our wedding day without Brian. We absolutely recommend Brian for any event. Thank you for exceeding our expectations! Katie and Adam

05/01/2017 10:53AM

Katelyn Marshall

John was so amazing and organized for our huge day. I called him to chat about being our DJ and through our first conversation I was very excited. Any other DJ that I spoke with was not half as comforting or detailed about what he could offer! He had awesome input and ideas for us and we were very open to all of his input. Our day turned out as smooth as possible and we have him to thank for that! Coulnt be happier with our choice in a DJ!

04/05/2016 5:00PM

Barbie & Wayne

Darby was simply amazing to work with and extremely professional. He accommodated our music requests and also did an awesome job creating my father - daughter "mix up" dance. My husband and I loved him and everyone at our wedding was pleased. We also loved how he kept everything on schedule through the night. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A+ A+ A+ Thanks for everything Darby!!! ;) You really made our day special!!!!!

03/07/2016 5:00PM

Patty Soltis

I had to let you know what an absolute pleasure it was to work with Brian at DJ by CJ! He was amazing on many levels. Brian was always professional, responsive and open to knowing what the client wanted from the music. As you already know, the music from the DJ sets the tone for the event and Brian delivered on every possible level. He was on point at every occasion from understanding the music for the runway to the music for the actual event. His instincts were perfect - down to looking the part of the cool, hip DJ that was needed. Both Elaine and myself would recommend working with DJ by CJ, and Brian. Thank you so much for having such a fabulous team!

02/02/2016 6:00PM

Nydia & Christopher Pittsinger

John was absolutely wonderful to work with! He met with my husband and I to go over every detail for the day of our wedding! When it came time to our big day, John just wasn't our DJ, he helped make sure the entire reception ran smoothly and the music was fantastic! All of our family and friends got up and dance and we had the best time. I completely recommend DJ by CJ and John for his fabulous service!

6/21/2016 8:03AM

Kelly S

DJ by CJ was the best DJ EVER!!! What a huge mistake it would have been if I did NOT go with DJ by CJ. He was absolutely AMAZING! From helping us plan the reception down to the minute, helping us pick songs, mixing songs for us, MCing the wedding, hosting and coordinating with our day-of coordinator, he went ABOVE AND BEYOND! He also had an assistant to make every transition seamless...the music never stopped! :) He was, hands down, the most important factor in making a great party!

6/21/2016 8:03AM

Dallas and Dani Fortner

Brian was AMAZING!! By far hiring him as our DJ was one of the best choices we made regarding our wedding. Brian kept things organized by always letting our guests knowing what was going on or coming next. The night was flawless thanks to his hype and fun personality. Brian even got my 89 year old grandmother out on the dance floor. All of our guests said it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to and we owe it all to Brian. I cannot urge you enough to hire DJ by CJ for your event, you'll be so glad you did. I know we are. :)

5/31/2016 5:00PM

Brittany & Chris Jenkins

One of the first and most important vendors you meet is the DJ and the first time we met Brian Black we knew he would be perfect for our wedding. Brian is absolutely wonderful, full of energy to the end and what an excellent and awesome DJ he is. The knowledge, detail, timeline and professionalism received from Brian @ DJ by CJ was unbelievable. Thank you so much !!!!

5/30/2016 9:10PM

Jaime and Regis Bouton

DJ by CJ completely EXCEEDED my expectations and I would recommend them to anyone! My husband and I used them for DJ services during our ceremony, cocktail hour and our reception, as well as uplighting for our reception. John and Noriel are both amazing and made sure our whole day ran smoothly. John went above and beyond in helping us plan every detail of how our ceremony and reception would flow the week before the wedding. He gave great advice and made great suggestions on the song choices for our introductions and dances. My guests have bragged to me about how impressed they were with our DJ. They enjoyed how John kept the guests laughing during the bouquet/garter toss and said they didn't feel the need to request songs because they played great music all night long that appealed to all of the age groups at our wedding, which ranged from 10 months old to 90 years old!! Playing "Shout" got my 90 year old grandma on the dance floor in her wheel chair (which I NEVER would have thought would happen) and I can say seeing how much fun she was having on the dance floor was the highlight of my wedding night :) I highly recommend using them for your special day because I know they will make it perfect for you just like they did for us!

5/30/2016 12:50PM

Amanda & Jacob O'Brien

DJ by CJ's tag line, "Making Sound Memories" could not be more accurate! John and his team do so much more than play music. From an entertainment perspective, they provide all you need to ensure your event is high-energy, beautiful, organized and most of all memorable.

I've known John for many years and when I got engaged, he was the very first vendor I booked because I know he is the best! Over a year before our wedding John and I had our first phone meeting and he covered every single detail from the start of the ceremony to the last song of the reception. John has been running his business for several years so he knows what works and what doesn't. From ensuring the venue places his set up in the best spot so music isn't blasting in grandma's ears :) to his tips and tricks to getting even the shyest wedding guest out on the dance floor, John has thought of everything!

As our date got closer, we had an in-person meeting with John which was fantastic. We went through every detail again and I left feeling completely confident that he would make our wedding a success! John has access to any song you can imagine and has excellent suggestions when it comes to ceremony music and reception entrance songs. I had a very specific and unique song that I wanted to walk down the aisle to. John worked with us to find just the right part of the song and timed our entrances perfectly. It was an unforgettable moment that was very special to both of us and John made it happen with the greatest of ease!

John and his team are knowledgeable, personable, energetic and extremely professional. They did a fantastic job interacting with guests, engaging the crowd, capturing everyone's attention at the right times and best of all, they kept the dance floor rocking all night!

Thank you, John and the DJ by CJ team!

5/29/2016 3:30PM

Erik & Alanna Angerer

The Quality of Service was above and beyond. John met with us before the wedding and we went over everything. When I say everything, I mean details that we never even considered, timeline, song suggestions, worst case scenarios and how he resolves them, etc.. John has a keen understanding of who he is working with, and he figures out what they like. He had fantastic suggestions, and really answered any question that my husband and I had.

The Responsiveness from John is always quick and speedy, which is surprising considering how busy he is.

The Professionalism that you receive from John is absolutely above and beyond. I've been to multiple weddings where he has DJ'd, and he always looks sharp, he sounds sharp on the mic., he is always smiling, he has so much energy, and he just knows how to flow the event so that it is the most fun for everyone. He truly is a professional at what he does.

The Value that you get from DJ by CJ is unmatched anywhere. I cannot tell you how much fun my guests had. They were talking about it for days. The energy and the atmosphere that he creates is worth every single penny. We did not worry about anything at all - he just took care of everything.

DJ by CJ is Flexible. They are based out of Tampa, and they still agreed to DJ our wedding the day before Valentines Day in Orlando. Not only that, but they do not only DJ the music that they like, they DJ the music that the guests like and are dancing to. They just know how to control the guests feet!

2/17/2016 4:36AM

Vanessa & Blake Hill

John with DJ by CJ is THE BEST DJ EVER! When we first contacted John in regards to a quote, he not only took the time to call us versus simply replying by email, but he also spent over an hour on the phone with us giving us every detail and answering each question we had. That meant a lot to us being that at the time he did not even know if we were clients yet. Throughout the entire planning process, John was VERY helpful! John met with us and planned everything out as far as introductions and song choices. He also put a slideshow together for us. At the wedding, not only did he ensure everything was on schedule, he also ensured everyone was having fun. Everything from music, uplighting, cake cutting, etc. was handled by John. We cannot thank you enough for a WONDERFUL night! We were absolutely 100% satisfied with his service!

2/16/2016 9:47PM

Erica and Danny Fassett

We absolutely loved John! He did such an amazing job between helping us with any questions we had and not even about the music. He knows what he is doing, but the best part was all of our guest were on the dance floor the entire night and it was perfect. Thank you again for being so great and I would definitely recommend DJ by CJ. They are amazing and the best!

2/15/2016 7:53PM

Susan Mugnai

Brian Black was beyond awesome! From the moment we met he went into details on what to expect the day of our wedding. He helped us when we couldn't think of a song and came up with some great ideas. We gave him a list of songs we did not want to hear and he told some of our guest that the songs were on the bride and groom do not play list. I highly recommend him and DJ by CJ for any occasions!

2/6/2016 10:12PM

Christina Martin Fichtman

My husband and I got married October 10, 2015. I had been researching DJs for the wedding reception, and came to John's name on our venue's "preferred vendor" list. He truly should be a "preferred vendor" on every list! He replied promptly after I contacted him, answered any question I had, and then after we booked with him, he spent an hour and a half on the phone with me going over every detail for the day. He kept in constant communication, offering song suggestions when I was unsure of what I was looking for, and he opened his home to have an in-person meeting with us to finalize every song choice and detail for the reception. He ensured he had every name, pronunciation, and relationship correct. He even inquired about sensitive situations, to make absolutely certain no faux pas were made (for example, my husband's mother is deceased, so he had him dance the mother-son dance with his grandmother). He also put together a slideshow of pictures my husband and I provided him, which he played unobtrusively in the background during dinner.

At the reception, he coordinated expertly with our photographer and videographer. By the time we were ready to make our entrance into the reception, he had already lined up our families and the entire bridal party. I didn't ever expect things to run as smoothly as they did. During the first dances, he took my cues of when to end the songs, and transitioned seamlessly into the next. He was fun and energetic without being overbearing or obnoxious (a trap many DJs fall into), and he kept our guests on the dance floor the entire night.

Just as a side note of how attune he is, our guests were having fun clinking their glasses to make my husband and I kiss at the reception. He could tell it was getting a bit too excessive for us, and completely off the cuff, he got up and made an announcement that whoever wanted to see us kiss had to sing a song with the word love into the microphone. 3 of our guests did, and he had everyone laughing the entire time. I was so appreciative of that gesture, and it made our reception all the more memorable.

I honestly would recommend John and all of DJ by CJ to any couple looking for a fantastic, flawless reception. We had so many guests comment about how awesome our DJ was, and I could not agree more! Thank you, John, for everything you did to make our wedding so special!!

1/11/2016 9:42AM

Whitney & Chris Marcotrigiano

My wedding night was the best night of my life thanks to Brian Black. Brian was absolutely outstanding & we could not have been any happier with the service that he provided. From the very first time we met Brian to make a plan for our big day, my husband and I knew that we would be in good hands. He sat down with us and let us listen to many different songs, heard our thoughts on what we did and did not want, and overall made us feel like he knew exactly what we were looking for in a DJ.

What we liked most about Brian is that he genuinely loved his job and that was very apparent in his great attitude, as well as his work ethic. The night of our wedding he was literally sprinting around for us searching for our bouquet/football for the garter toss. He came back within a minute and saved the day! :) Brian truly made our night. He had the crowd involved the entire time and everyone dancing on the dance floor.

My husband and I would absolutely recommend him for any event and we surely look forward for opportunities to book him again in the future! Thanks again Brian!!!

1/10/2016 3:05PM

Sarah Sartin

Nate was an awesome DJ! He played all the songs I really wanted to hear and reacted quickly to things happening differently that we hadn't originally planned. He also played request songs really quickly after people requested them, and everyone said they really enjoyed that! My reception was wonderful, thanks DJ by CJ and Nate!!

11/19/2015 9:52PM

Briel Beck

Nate was absolutely amazing at our wedding! Our wedding coordinator didn't take charge like we thought would happen and if Nate hadn't stepped in and completely took over for her, our wedding would have been a disaster. All of our friends and family have not stopped talking about how much they loved him and they absolutely loved the music he played. I have already suggested him to a few of my friends who will be getting married soon. Thank you Nate for making our day so perfect. You are the best!!

11/13/2015 5:00PM

Derek & Nichole Grimes

Our wedding was the party of a life time and Brian made it happen. We had a meeting 1 month prior going over the details, our playlist etc. Brian asked what songs we wanted, what we didn't want, gave us wonderful ideas for song selections. He helped me make a custom mother-son song, combining three songs into one fun and awesome dance. The music for the ceremony was perfect, and the little details like volume of the music or microphone are things that can really change the experience of it all, but Brian nailed it. The reception was amazing. Brian is a great speaker, kept the schedule going and was quick on his feet making our guest laugh and participate all night. The best part is that he kept our concerns in mind the entire night. When we were falling behind schedule Brian made sure to tell us the time line, but did not rush or pressure us into moving to the next segment before we were ready.

The DJ can make or break a wedding, and Brian by far made it the best imaginable. Thank you Brian for the awesome night. I rate 10/10 and recommend without a doubt. Cheers!

11/12/2015 2:10PM

Kaitlin & Eric Anderson

When I was first looking for a Dj for our wedding I searched so many sites and reviews. I was so nervous picking someone to do our wedding because it'll literally make or break the vibe of the reception. I also had no idea how to coordinate the day and make sure everything happened when it was supposed to. John took care of all that! No other companies I read about did that. You didn't even get to meet with your Dj till the day of the wedding for most companies. John kept in constant contact with me throughout the months up until the wedding. I knew as soon as I talked to him he was the right choice. My guests raved over him, he kept them dancing and kept the party going. He really knew how to read the crowd. I was at such ease on our special night, especially because John was also having fun. I just got to enjoy myself without a single worry. I wouldn't have changed a single detail about our night and John had a huge impact on that. Defiantly a 10 out of 10!

11/12/2015 7:30AM

Chris & Jamie Wikfors

John was absolutely amazing in helping make our wedding at the Hilton a perfect night! We got married in July, and the afternoon rains pushed our ceremony inside. John made sure it would still look beautiful, by offering to move all of the up-lighting into the last minute ceremony room from the reception room, and then moved it all back for the reception. That was just the start of an incredible night. From the moment we met him before the wedding to plan it, until the lights went out, he made it an absolutely stress free, incredibly enjoyable night. This was the second wedding he had done for my wife's family, and both times he exceeded all expectations!!!

Thank you for everything! This is a DJ that will not disappoint...I would recommend this team to anybody! 09/6/2015 7:46PM

Kristine Dudlo

So proud to say that my wedding was one of the first ones I've been to where EVERYONE was out on the dance floor throughout the night....and that is thanks to John - DJ by CJ! I thought planning a destination wedding was going to be difficult, but with a DJ like John, it was easy, relaxing,.....and fun! John had a Skype meeting with me and my bride-to-be for over 3 hours one night going over every single detail of our wedding. By the time our wedding day arrived, we had no doubts that we had chosen the perfect man for the job! From the pre-ceremony music to the cocktail hour to all of the fabulous music during the reception, everything was amazing. John was familiar with our venue (FL Aquarium) and wedding coordinator and they worked seamlessly throughout the night. John brought an incredible sound system, lighting, and created a photo montage that was played during dinner that the guests adored. He even played music videos to accompany some of the songs and it was a HUGE hit! By the time our final dance of the evening rolled around, it looked like a planned scene from a movie. As my bride and I danced to "I've had the Time of My Life" our guests surrounded us on the dance floor and encircled us! What a feeling! We know that if John (DJ by CJ) hadn't been our dj, the night wouldn't have been half as magical - Stop looking now brides and grooms-to-be....DJ by CJ is your guy!!!

08/26/2015 3:10PM

Karen & Kenny Collins

Brian did an amazing job at our July 4th wedding! We had a great pre-wedding meeting and he had great ideas, and he followed through on everything we talked about. He even came to see me before the ceremony to go over a few changes I needed. Brian was very accommodating and professional!

07/7/2015 8:25PM

Caitlin Francis

We are SO happy we chose DJ by CJ for our wedding! John was so easy to work with and you can tell from the first moment you speak to him that he knows what he's doing and truly enjoys it. We had two DJ's at our wedding and they helped to time everything out for the evening from our ceremony to first dances, etc. We had a tight timeline (Ceremony at 7pmand Reception ending at 11pm, both at the Florida Aquarium) and their timing was essential to making the night flow smoothly. Our guests were raving about what a great job they did and my husband and I couldn't have been happier!

06/10/2015 6:10PM

Lisa MacLaren

Brian and Zabrina Black were the DJs at our 8th grade Graduation Party. They were AMAZING. They were very professional and played just the right mix of music for the kids and adults. Everyone had a great time and their video screen is awesome and they played our slide show all through the event which everyone liked! DJ by CJ also does our school dances. I give them 5 stars without hesitation! We are recommending them for the Graduation Party next year!! Thanks again Brian and Zabrina!

06/05/2015 9:00AM

Jonathan and Sieu Ann

I called at last minute inquiring about a DJ. John the owner of DJ by CJ assigned DJ Nate Valentin to our wedding. When we met Nate we knew we were definitely in good hands. Nate had lots of good ideas, and he is so down to earth. With his free spirit and with that very energy, Nate brought life to our wedding and it was AMAZING!!!!!!.Everything was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing from start to finish. You guys rock at DJ by CJ.:)

05/17/2015 08:02AM

Heather & Justin

John is absolutely phenomenal!!! I was referred to DJ by CJ by a couple of my friends, who have used them for their weddings. They all said they are awesome and made their wedding day perfect with the choice of music and making sure everything runs smoothly. When I talked with John I knew he was the one for our wedding. His personality, professionalism, and overall how he runs his company was beyond incredible. He told me that he would make my day run smooth, make sure that everyone is on schedule, and would do whatever we needed. He did not want us to worry or stress about anything at our wedding. When we went and met him to go over our schedule for the wedding day and our choice of music, John went over everything and gave us many choices of music and different options of ways we can do things at reception. With all being said, DJ by CJ runs a great company and are very reasonable when it comes to the price for the amount of work and talent they bring to the table. We were very impressed with his work and music he played to keep the dance floor full at all times. We would without a doubt use DJ by CJ for other events and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ for wedding or any other event!!!!

05/12/2015 02:00PM

Danielle Proctor

We never would have had such an amazing time at our wedding without this man John Strandberg owner of DJ by CJ. Most definitely the best MC around who never let there be a dull moment and kept us all in check. If you are looking for your event to flow easy and be the best time ever I would recommend nobody else but them!! John you and your crew are amazing and I couldn't of asked for anything more. I will shout your praise to everyone that can hear me and will never use any other DJ besides you guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Love, Morgan & Danielle

05/11/2015 07:50PM

Kaleena and Dewitt

Where do I even begin?! I started experiencing anxiety around a few months before my wedding. Needless to say that John put all of my worries to rest when we sat down to finalize everything. He practically served as a coordinator because he planned my entire ceremony and reception from start to finish while correlating which song best suited each moment. He added the pixie dust to my day by assuring that every single minute was accounted for and simply flowed. He kept the party going my entire reception and used his wonderful sense of humor to keep everyone engaged in the activities! Until this day everyone continues to ask, "Man, where did you find that DJ"?! Oh, and the yellow uplighting behind the statues that he staged correlated perfectly with my yellow and white theme! Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything that you did to make my day memorable!!

05/05/2015 09:06AM

Sonia and Will

John and Noriel were the team for our wedding. They did an awesome job keeping the flow of key points for the event. They did not skip a beat, they played all the music requested while having great interaction with our guests, who had nothing but good things to say about them. Our family and friends commented how much fun they had and how great the music selection was. We thank DJ by CJ for the wonderful experience they created for us on our special day. We can't wait to throw another event so they can DJ for us again. Will & Sonia

04/22/2015 09:23AM

Katie Koster

Brian did an amazing job at our wedding!!! He was very flexible and easy to communicate with. He was helpful during our planning meeting and helped us choose a variety of songs for our ceremony and reception. He was able to get a good feel of the crowd and he kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Our food came out late and he handled it so well. He kept the party going ! He was so organized and made our jobs so much easier. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

03/22/2015 10:03PM

Samantha & Jeff Davis

My husband and I were beyond impressed when we had DJ by CJ for our DJ at our wedding in February. We live in Fort Lauderdale and were planning our wedding to be in Tampa, which was sometimes difficult especially because you want to meet the vendors in person. We had to do most over the phone. Even from the very first phone call with John, we knew immediately that we needed to have him be at our wedding. John is very thorough and takes the time to really understand what we wanted. We finally got to meet in person a month before the wedding and he was just as welcoming and professional in person. Your DJ at your wedding is such an important piece and we could not be happier with the outcome. We have constantly been receiving compliments on how great our DJ was. Throughout the night, John checked in on us and was focused on our happiness. It was awesome how he interacted with all of our families and friends the entire night and made sure everyone was having a good time and the music was what kept the party going. Thank you so much for being such big and important part of our wedding!! We will forever recommend DJ by CJ!!

03/15/2015 8:00PM

Alex and Kayla McLendon

We booked John to DJ our wedding, and like anything, you never know what's going to happen. I had never been to a party or wedding that he had done or known anything about the guy for that matter before our wedding. Let me tell you, the second we stepped into his lovely home we knew that everything was going to be okay. John is a stand up guy, and knows his stuff. Thats kind of an understatement. This guy has one of everything, and a heart for what he does. DJing for him brings him more joy than cash, and when I as a groom stepped out to walk the isle I looked at his setup and was momentarily shocked. A party was about to go down, but first it was time to marry my wife. Which was awesome. Afterwards, he took care of the smallest details to the huge moments. There was never any stress. Knowing you can place your biggest day, your plans, your ego, your party, your future in his hands and go is an amazing feeling. Seriously, book this guy. He will make any occasion one that will imprint itself in the minds of every guest. His crew is also top knotch, every bit professional. Thanks guys, you made our wedding rock!

03/12/2015 8:25AM


My family has had awesome experiences working with DJ by CJ. My brother and his wife used them for their wedding a few years back and after the success of that reception, we decided to use them again for a big birthday party we just had for my parents. For this particular event, we worked with Nate who was awesome and so considerate of the atmosphere we were looking to create. We chatted before the event and I gave him some direction and a few recommendations, but he really brought to life a 60th birthday party (which is NO easy task)! He was able to accommodate chaos with toasts and had everything set up well before the party started. He was approachable and friendly. We really enjoyed having Nate!

02/25/2015 4:21PM

Heather & Mike Lovesey

My husband and I chose DJ by CJ for our wedding and could not be happier with our choice. He personalizes everything around the couple to be married. He really keeps the party going and goes above and beyond to make sure all the wedding guests have a good time. We received many compliments on how great our DJ was. He is very thorough, shows up looking very sharp in a suit and also brings an assistant with him. We were apprehensive about whether or not we wanted uplighting and literally DAY OF our wedding, as I'm sitting getting my hair and makeup done, I text John and asked if he could provide uplighting. He immediately responded without a sound of worry and made it happen- the room looked beautiful! If you're looking for a fantastic DJ who is professional and talented, this is your guy!

12/11/2014 1:49PM

Laura & Andrew Guggino

Brian Black was the DJ for our wedding through this company and he was so good it was ridiculous. He made the night amazing, read the crowd easily, and kept everyone dancing and entertained the entire night. No one left early; they stayed dancing to the awesome music he played. I gave Brian lots of freedom to do his thing and I could not have gotten a better event thanks to him. He is a must-have!!

12/8/2014 4:05PM

Christie & Kyle Plough

From the moment we answered the phone we we're hooked. We knew John was going to be our DJ and we couldn't wait!!! John took care of us and made us feel like we were his only clients. He kept in touch through out the planning process any time we needed to get a hold of him whether by phone, text or email he responded promptly. There were many answers we didn't have and several options we weren't aware of but John walked us through each and every detail and put our minds at ease. On the day of our wedding he made sure everything ran smoothly and we did not have to worry about a thing. It was an honor having John as our DJ and because of him our wedding was that much more memorable. DJ by CJ is AMAZING!!! Thank you John; our wedding would not have gone as well without you!!!

11/24/2014 8:43AM

Rick & Theresa Del Olmo

EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT Can't say enough about John - he was excellent from our very first conversation till the day of the wedding - we never had a worry and everything went smooth as smooth could be even. � EXCELLENT

11/6/2014 1:03PM

Jeremy & Eimile Gaffney

AMAZING! A very class act duo. They have great personalities, play up-to-date music, and match the song selection to our request. We heard great things from our guest following the wedding! John was extremely helpful during the planning-the consult prior to the wedding would calm any bride's nerves! Both DJ's made sure the night went off without a hitch! Absolutely worth the money.

10/27/2014 09:42PM

Casey and Ian Weber

Hello, just wanted to say thank you!!! You guys helped our special day become a reality !! Very professional. We had our wedding at the Sirata August 16, 2014, and we had Brian for our DJ. He was fantastic!!! He kept everyone on their feet and enjoying very minute throughout the whole reception. He is a professional!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

10/14/2014 01:36PM

Kate & Dan Ruszkowski

I had been to a couple weddings that DJ by CJ had deejayed and I had an absolute blast, so I knew I wanted to hire them for my own wedding. When we met with John he had some terrific ideas based on his knowledge and not only was he friendly and upbeat, but his enthusiasm to get to know us & make our night about us, was amazing. After stressing about planning the wedding, it was so nice to be able to actually relax, have fun, and enjoy our first night as husband & wife. John had everything running smoothly (coordinating with our reception hall as well) and I did not have to worry about a thing. The ceremony & reception were PERFECT and most importantly, so much fun! I would recommend DJ by CJ for ANY event! They were fantastic!!

09/4/2014 9:50PM

Ben & Maria Peters

We absolutely LOVED our DJ! He was so awesome in the planning process and helped us pick out songs where we were stuck and kept to our style of music which had us and our guest dancing once the dance floor was open! Our DJ was so nice and so energetic the entire night which helped make the wedding that much more memorable. He was able to include a slideshow I made for the wedding which I really loved. Especially having heard there had been some technical issues at which in one point, he wasn't sure it could be played. BUT, he was able to fix it and play it for our guests which everyone loved!

Brian Black went beyond to make our day special and unique to us which I am so grateful for. I definitely recommend DJ by CJ and definitely Brian :)


08/20/2014 11:21PM

Erin & Ryan Crenna

John is hands down the absolute best! Planning a wedding in 7 months was no easy feat; however John made everything as simple as possible. He is incredibly fun, thoughtful and extremely helpful. No matter what stage of planning we were in he offered to help, gave us ideas, and at the end of the day our wedding was absolutely perfect. We couldn't have asked for a more organized, fun and hilarious night. John not only was our DJ but also provided the up lighting which truly pulled the whole venue together and made the night look magical. We can't imagine having anyone else, and are so happy we were blessed with the best. Thank you John for sharing your skills and making our night perfect!

05/26/2014 11:23PM

Nicholas & Cassandra Acevedo

John was the best DJ anyone could ever have for any event. He really doesn't let any dull moment occur and really gets your guests engaged in the reception. He is an amazing person and really makes it a point to follow through with any requests you make. When we had an issue occur, John took control and fixed the situation with ease. The uplighting is definitely a must! We are definitely recommending to all of our friends. Thanks again John for making our wedding GREAT!

05/25/2014 10:53PM

Tiffany & Christopher

Words cannot express how much my husband and I appreciate John. From the first phone call I couldn't wait to meet him and at our first meeting I knew we were in great hands!! With all the craziness of our wedding day, John was one of the only vendors looking out for us and our wedding. John was more than just a DJ for us, anyone can play music, but John made sure our guests had a great night and it was an awesome party, considering everything that went wrong with the rest of our event and our guest didn't notice because John kept them entertained. We are beyond thankful for John and will continue to recommend him again and again!!

05/24/2014 11:53PM

Brooke and Matthew Angell

Our reception would not have been the same without Brian! We were receiving compliments on him all night and we still are! We were nervous about how the reception would flow, but he made sure that every aspect was perfect. He made our reception fit the style of our wedding and the night was an absolute blast! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to someone! Thank you for giving us such am amazing night!

05/22/2014 11:53PM

Lyndsie Dickinson

My wedding would not have been the same without John! He helped us every step of the way and created a true show out of our wedding. I have received so many compliments on our DJ and we could not have been happier with our decision. He kept the party going all night long and was flexible to include any and every detail we wanted. Also, if you have NO idea what you want, which was our problem, he has a talent for grasping your vision even when you don't! I would highly recommend DJ by CJ to any bride to be!

04/22/2014 11:53PM

Jordan Rivers

Brian and his fiancé did an amazing job. They were 100% professional and were a huge part in making a wedding night such a huge success. We knew from the beginning that we did not want to do a traditional first dance and Brian was completely on board. During our pre-wedding meeting he had great music suggestions and helped us form must play and do not play lists. My husband's family is from Panama and we wanted to make sure we mixed in some Latino music in our reception. Brian did an awesome job, everyone was on the dance floor including my husband's grandfather! We had an amazing time and have heard nothing but great things about the music at our wedding! I would highly recommend Brian (and DJ by CJ)!!

04/14/2014 12:53PM

Laura Gwin

Thank god for Dalton!!!! He was a saver!! Let me start by saying he was great when giving suggestions to make things smooth and fun at our pre wedding meeting, also getting and keeping people on the dance floor. My venues coordinator went MIA and he realy took complete control. He was an amazing DJ and did the majority of the coordinating. I will forever suggest and rave about his work and use him again in the future for other events. Thank you, thank you Dalton. I really owe you. I can honestly say if you weren't there it would have became a disaster.

03/24/2014 12:53PM

Travis & Allison

John & his team have perfected the art of entertaining & are extremely professional.The standard they work by is nothing short of perfection--Thank you John & Dalton for doing such an amazing job at our wedding, you put my mind at ease knowing it would be impossible for people not to have a good time!

03/24/2014 12:51PM


John is the man!! He made plenty of time to meet with us ahead of time and anticipate every detail...And here's the thing, he has the RARE ability to plan for each moment in advance, while still keeping it fun and energetic; going over what will happen at the wedding with him is a blast (unlike the way it is with your wedding planners, etc. who stress you out--you guys know what I'm talking about.) Then, once the event starts, John keeps to his word and everything runs perfectly. (He's so on the ball that he even played little 2-second-snippets of songs that enhanced and flowed flawlessly with the best man's speech!) Bottom line: DJ by CJ is a MUST SELECT for your wedding!!!

03/06/2014 5:49PM

Brielle Auclair

DJ by CJ, John did an amazing job at our wedding!!! :) Everyone that went said they had the best time, if not the best wedding they had ever been to! They kept the energy high, our guests were entertained, and he makes sure that at the end of the night WE had a great time. My husband and I had a blast at our wedding! Thank you DJ by CJ! I would highly recommend them to anyone planning their wedding or any other celebration!

01/27/2014 10:36AM

Jennifer McKinley

My wedding was November 9th in St Pete, I used this company and worked with Brian. Honestly they really made all the difference! From the start John was super helpful with explaining my options, and helping me reserve my up-lighting. Then Brian really listened to what my fiancé and I wanted, so much so that he played every song Tim had requested to hear. The amazing part is he did a seamless job going from event to event. This company is personable and reliable and truly put my mind at ease for our special day. Thank you so much John and Brian you helped bring my vision to life!

12/01/2013 10:05PM

Ryan Gerena

When you go with John you get more than just a DJ. He coordinated our entire wedding and is able to adjust on the fly and keep the party going without hesitation. He really made our day special in a lot of ways. I would recommend him to anyone.

11/17/2013 9:44AM

Michael Phillips

Dalton performed our entire wedding service at the Post Card Inn Oct. 25th 2013. He showed up early for the rehearsal and the wedding. He was very thorough and professional on all levels. I would highly recommend Dalton for any future bookings.

11/6/2013 6:17PM

Dani Gulick

John was wonderful both before and during our wedding - he took the time to go through not only our song choices, but various aspects of the reception I hadn't even considered - and he was a great MC! On top of that, I got multiple compliments on the personalized music throughout the ceremony. It was a perfect night.

10/29/2013 7:34PM

Stephany Jacobsen

Thank you so much Dalton and John you made the day amazing and everybody had so much fun!! Wouldnt have been the same without you guys!!!!!! :)

10/28/2013 7:15PM

Sarah Ensley

Thank you John for an amazing ceremony and reception. Not only was the event a great time, but the pre-planning session you did with us put everyone at ease and helped us work through so many details we never would have thought of. You provided so much more than great dance music. From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception, you wowed us!

10/28/2013 5:50PM

Serena Moody

I had been to a wedding the previous year that John was hired for and I am telling you, he had the people out of their seats the entire night. As soon as I began planning for my own wedding I made sure to contact John right away to ensure we would be able to book him for our own. John doesn't only play music for the crowd, he tailors the event to your style and the type of people that are there. He took three hours to sit down with us weeks before the wedding and I couldn't have been more prepared for the night. There weren't any surprises. John wasn't just a DJ at my wedding, he was the entertainment, our host, the wedding's personality. I would hire him over and over again. Thank you John for helping to pull together the greatest memory for both myself and family.

10/28/2013 7:00AM


DJ Brian Black was an amazing DJ he had all of guest partying all night. He played a great selection for our type of wedding and we could not have asked for a better night! DJ by CJ also did my cousins wedding and sold me within an hour.

10/25/2013 8:15AM

Adrian Taylor-Perez

Brain Black was AWESOME!!!!! My wedding was so perfect because of him. Everything went smooth and on time he made my day Perfect! Everyone at my wedding was dancing thanks to Brian no one wanted it to end especially me. He played all the music that we talked about and a little bit of everything else that people wanted to hear. The DJ is a MAJOR part of a wedding and I am so luck to have had DJ by CJ apart of mine. Thanks a million Brian for making my day WONDERFUL.

10/19/2013 2:37PM

Pete Fournier

I used DJ by CJ (specifically Brian Black) to DJ at my wife's 40th birthday party at my house. First, Brian is an energetic and fun person and that energy and fun showed through during the event. I was very impressed overall with the DJ by CJ equipment. To me, music is the most important aspect of a party. So, it has to be good, loud, and clear (not distorted). Brian made sure that the music was flawless. He also coordintated the music with his light show and television equipment to have a visual effect with the music. Really cool. Lastly, my brother and I performed a skit that required musical accompaniment to make the skit a success. Brian made sure that our skit ran without a hitch.

Before the party started, I had many guests tell me that they planned on stopping at my house for five to ten minutes to wish my wife a happy birthday and then leave. Every single guest that arrived not only stayed all night but told me that the DJ was the hit of the party. I was very happy with the team and I highly recommend DJ by CJ and plan to use DJ by CJ in future events. My wife won't ever forget this birthday!

9/11/2013 8:30AM


DJ by CJ was great. John was very professional, and definitely an expert in his field. He kept everything organized to where we didn't even need a day of coordinator because him and my venue team (the Regent) had everything under control. I would highly recommend him.

9/10/2013 3:19PM

Renee DelMontier

John was more than a DJ. He met with us multiple times before our wedding to help us set up a schedule for our wedding day, and to help us select all of the songs we needed. He had a great variety of songs for the ceremony music so it made it very easy for us to choose something beautiful without having to search for it on our own. John helped give us ideas to make our wedding day special like creating Power Points full of pictures to show during our reception. John was very professional, yet fun. He and his team made our wedding day run so smoothly. They kept everything on track and made sure nothing was forgotten. He did a great job of getting the crowd's attention and making things fun. He was truly a master of ceremonies, not just a DJ. We would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!! We could not have pick anyone better!!! We were so happy with him. :)

8/11/2013 9:15AM

Debbie Sansing

I hired John for my daughter's wedding at the Florida Aquarium and he was FANTASTIC!!! Planning a wedding from across the country is quite a challenge. Having John on our planning team was such a blessing - he was confident, encouraging, supportive and patient. He is extremely talented and easy to work with. My daughter's wedding was fabulous in every way and I really believe I have John to thank for that. He knew how to "work" the crowd; he had tricks up his sleeve and everyone had a great time. It's been just one month since our families big day and I've already recommended John to 2 other families. John's the best DJ there is and I'm speaking from experience - this is the 3rd wedding that I've "sponsored" :) GO JOHN!!

8/11/2013 6:00PM

Austin and Brittany Wade

Our experience with John was phenomenal. Brittany and I talked at length before our meeting with John, trying to decide what music we wanted played. Our meeting with John put both of us at ease immediately. He obviously knew what he was doing, and was excellent at walking us through how the whole event would go. The night of the event he again walked us through every step as it took place. It was plain to see he had done enough of these events to know exactly how to make it all roll smoothly. We had an odd mix of people at the wedding, and he did an excellent job getting everyone on the floor at one point or another, playing just about every genre imaginable, and really mixing it up to perfection. My beautiful bride and I had an excellent time dancing with our friends and family, and of course each other. The music played was a big deal to both of us, and neither of us would hesitate for a moment to go with John again if given the opportunity to do it again.

Thanks John for really helping us personalize the event, and keeping the party going until it was time to close the doors.

7/16/2013 5:35PM

Justin Domsha and Krystal Domsha

How can I even begin to say how amazing of a job John and his other DJ Noriel did. I would highly recommend his services to any one. The DJ set up is awesome. From start to finsh the music layout was perfect. Never a silent moment. John helped us pick out a lot of the music and had a lot of choices to work with. He knew exactly how to put together several different songs parts to make one song flow to us walking down the isle. He helped me pick the most amazing song for my dad. It made me melt. I had strong feelings about making sure everyone could hear our wedding when we did our I do's and it was a success with his great speakers. He had the crowd dancing all night and they made the wedding special for us and to our style. It was like they were just playing any old music for any wedding. They both did such a great job. Very high energy and they were funny and they know how to have a real party. I can't thank them enough. It was beyond amazing and my guest all would highly agree with all my thoughts. They loved the lights and the color changes and all the music videos and other light effects. They made my wedding complete and again did an amazing job! Thanks so very much.

6/22/2013 9:06PM

Ryan and Dayna Sheppard

When Dayna and I were looking for a DJ all I could think of what an amazing job John and his assistant did for my sisters wedding. I would not have had any other DJ work at my wedding. John did more than we ever expected from making sure our ceremony ran smoothly and the reception being a blast! Everyone still tells us about the amazing job and the awesome uplighting he offers. I could not have thanked him enough that night for making our wedding wonderful!

6/3/2013 1:50PM

Angela Brown

Brian was able to convert a tape cassette into a cd for me. Thank you so much, it meant a lot. I would strongly recommend this company for any of your parties.

6/2/2013 6:25PM

Jeff and Mandy Brooks

When deciding on a DJ for our wedding, DJ by CJ was an obvious choice. We already knew how great John was from several sweet sixteen parties within the family. At each one, the music catered uniquely to the client’s personality, while still keeping the atmosphere fun and appropriate for all age groups. The same is certainly true for our wedding—John and his assistant Noriel were even better than we expected. The dance floor was full all night! What we most appreciated, though, was the flawless way that DJ by CJ coordinated the events of our reception. We always knew exactly what was coming next, and we felt like the whole event was really tailored to suit us. We are so glad that we chose DJ by CJ for our wedding, and we would highly recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much!

6/2/2013 5:02PM

Nathan and Heather Wharton

The service we received from DJ by CJ was out of this world! John and his partner are simply amazing!! We really felt as if we hired both a DJ and wedding coordinator. Our wedding would not have run as smoothly if it was not for our DJ. Our guests are still talking about how great of a job they did and have had several friends ask for their information. We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us on our wedding day!!

5/13/2013 7:40AM

Matthew & Katrina Knight

When looking for a DJ for our wedding in April we wanted a DJ who had a lot of experience, who played good upbeat music, and was able to keep the reception alive and going at all times. With DJ by CJ we found all of that and more. John made sure that our wedding day ran smoothly. You almost don't even need to hire a day of coordinator because he knows everything you want from start to finish. John also made sure to keep the music fun and exciting for all age groups. He was by far one of the best DJ's we have seen at a wedding and we are not saying that because it was our wedding. People liked him so much that 2 other couples are using him for their upcoming weddings as well. I would highly recommend DJ by CJ for any event.

5/6/2013 10:05AM

Julia & Christian Hanley

A friend recommended DJ by CJ after attending a wedding where John was the DJ. At first we didn't think picking a DJ was that big of a deal, but after the wedding it was pretty clear that having someone who knows what he's doing makes a big difference!

Brian was our DJ and he did a fantastic job. He met with us a few weeks before the wedding to find out what music we liked and what we wanted at our reception. During the reception, he wasn't just playing music - he was more of an MC and kept things moving throughout the night. He worked with our wedding planner to coordinate everything from the first dance to the cake cutting to our departure. Brian did not miss a single detail! We are so glad we had him at our wedding, and many of our guests told us this was the most fun reception they’ve been to. Thanks for making it such a great night, Brian!

4/10/2013 3:10PM

Mahir and Caitlin

Brian, all I can say is you are amazing!! From the moment we walked into the ceremony to the last song of the night we were all smiles. Brian took our vision of our perfect night and made everything crystal clear and stress-free. The communication was wonderful all the way through the night before when we thought of last minute requests. Our guests are still talking about what a great party it was. The dance floor was never empty! It was a an amazing evening and I could not have asked for more. Thank you for making our wedding so memorable!

4/4/2013 1:10PM

Brian and Christine Peters

John, thank you guys so much for everything! The ceremony was perfect with all the prepared music and our dance floor was full the entire evening at the reception!! Great sound and great presentation!! Thank you for taking the time to meet with us to listen to our requests and at the same time make really great and helpful suggestions for the things we weren't sure about. Everything ran so smoothly and we could put complete trust in you for everything to go as we had planned. Thank you for keeping everything super up beat and fun! We had an absolutely amazing time!!

3/8/2013 1:10PM

Brian & Beth McIntyre

John was recommended to us by a friend. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the wedding and reception format. He had worked at our venue numerous times and had a fantastic working relationship with our wedding coordinator. He worked very hard to create special moments throughout the night and our wedding wouldn't have been the same without him. I would recommend his services to any bride looking for a great DJ!

3/5/2013 8:20PM

Chris and Erin

John was AMAZING at our wedding! We had multiple guests come up to us through out the night complimenting on how great he was. He kept the mood perfectly in sync with what was happening. When it came time for everyone to cut loose and get the party started, John made it happen. Our night would not have been the same with out him. Thank you so much!

2/3/2013 2:09PM

Mackenzie Skole Morris

Brian made our wedding so much fun!!! He really created what we had envisioned for our big day. I would recommend him to everyone!!!

1/25/2013 9:43PM

Juanita and Ed

This DJ is AWESOME!!!!! Brian made our daughter's Quinceanera so special. This team is amazing! Brian is really an expert at his craft. The time that this team takes to make sure everything is right is appreciated. This is definitely someone I will hire again and again for any event that I have. Thanks Brian!

1/23/2013 8:30AM

Kyle and Christine Langes

Kyle and I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! Our reception was amazing thanks to you!! Everything ran so smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything! You kept everyone up dancing, including our grandmas, all night! So many of our guests said how much fun they had and how awesome our DJ was. :) Our guests said they never danced so much at a wedding before and they couldn't believe how full the dance floor was all night. We cannot thank you enough for everything! We had an amazing time dancing the night away! You are the best!

12/4/2012 5:23PM

Jesse & Laura Liebau

Our wedding was amazing, and im not sure if it would have been as great if it wasn't for john! he kept the party moving, we stayed on schedule and i had no worries what so ever! I have to say not only was that night special but we had met before a couple times to go over everything. He helped us pick songs that we just had no clue what we wanted, was so prepared with ceremony music and just took the time to make sure our day was perfect. Everyone was complementing the music and john, we would definitely recommend DJ by CJ for any event! Thank you so much for making our night so memorable! asked for and more! You guys are awesome and we will be seeing you soon!

11/19/2012 9:47PM

Josh and Brittany Royse

John and Noriel just recently did our wedding on October 13, 2012 and I would highly recommend them because they were absolutely AMAZING! When I first booked them over a year ago I was very satisfied with what they had to offer for us on our big day. As a bride I felt relieved knowing I had booked a company that provided me two individuals that were very professional and did everything they could to make sure my day was special.

John stayed in contact with me throughout the year to go over everything that I would need to be prepared for for our final meeting before the wedding. During our final sit down with him I felt more excited for the wedding because he painted a perfect picture in my head of what my day would look like with his awesome music and his way of coordinating everything. My wedding turned out even better then what I imagined!

The day of the wedding they were there to set up hours in advance to make sure everything would be just right for us. Their personalities and way of interacting with our guests made everyone's night enjoyable. All of our family and friends LOVED their services because they were all on the dance floor all night long!

Thank you again John and Noriel! Josh and I couldnt't be anymore appreciative for all the things you did for us because it was everything we could of asked for and more! You guys are awesome and we will be seeing you soon!

11/19/2012 7:21PM

EJ and Hannah Benton

Best DJ around!! If you are searching for a DJ and considering John and the DJ by CJ crew... search no further! They keep the party going and you can be sure your guest will dance all night! Thank you John for helping to make our wedding a blast! He even played my brother's band, Bird Street Players song at the end of the evening! Of course everyone loved that touch!! John is also wonderful at keeping the wedding moving along smoothly... I will recommend DJ by CJ to anyone looking for a reliable, talented DJ! Thank you again!!!! A++++ service, worth every penny!

11/19/2012 12:56PM

Adam and Ashley Daniels

Thank you to Brian Black for the incredible job he did at our wedding and reception! I found out about DJ by CJ after John DJ-ed two different receptions for two of my friends. When I contacted DJ by CJ about my wedding John was so helpful. He answered questions and explained how his company handles their events. He also explained what should be expected from anyone DJ-ing an event, telling me he wanted to be sure we got good service even if we went somewhere else. That let me know he cared more about us getting the best out there than if we went with his company. Well, I think these guys ARE the BEST!

Brian did an excellent job of "getting us". We met with him before the day of and went over the type of music we like, what we wanted to hear, the age ranges of our guest and all other questions we had. He made us feel very comfortable with working with him.

Because of Brian, our wedding ceremony was accompanied beautifully and our reception was a BLAST! He did a great job MC-ing and all of our guests had a great time, most going out of their way to tell us how much fun they had. The end of the night came way too soon. Thanks to Brian our wedding day was even more fun and memorable than we could have imagined!

11/7/2012 12:55PM

Keith & Amy Ogden

John did an amazing job for both our ceremony and reception. Our guests kept complimenting us on how great he was. He worked with us on the music selection for the ceremony and it came out fantastic. John truly assisted us in making our wedding an amazing event.

10/27/2012 7:35PM

Stephen Illingworth

Where should I begin!? From the first time we contacted John with some questions, through out the wedding, and even post wedding, he has been incredible to work with! He met with us time and time again to ensure that no detail was left untouched and that our wedding reception was everything that we dreamt it would be. With John as our DJ we knew that we could trust the details with him and wouldn't have to worry about a thing. John went above and beyond and we would highly recommend him to any future Bride and Groom! With John you can rest assured knowing that your wedding reception will run smoothly and that every guest young or old will have a fun evening. Thanks John for all of your hard work we enjoyed working with you and couldn't have been more satisfied with your work.

9/25/2012 11:31AM

Michael & Doreen McBurney

Very Professional! We called on short notice, John was already booked but he provided us with Brian Black. We were so impressed. Brian took the time to meet with us and find out what kind of music and what age groups we would have at our wedding. We are youth leaders at our church so we had alot of 14 - 18 yr olds mixed in with family and friends aged 2 to 70. We just told Brian that the music should be fun for the teens but appropriate. He was awesome! He managed to keep everyone happy. We had some last minute changes and Brian adapted without hesitation, he even provided us with ideas. He was very professional. We were very impressed with all of his equipment and lighting. Thank you Brian for making our wedding so much fun and memorable.

9/24/2012 9:46AM

Nick and Abby Parolini

We were so impressed with Brian from DJ by CJ. He was so professional, fun, and kept the flow going smoothly throughout the whole night. We had specific music we wanted and he made sure to do exactly what we asked! He even made sure to play songs that he didn't originally have, but he got them just for us. We couldn't have been any happier with him!!!!

9/16/2012 9:27PM

Bryan and Lexi Unruh

My wife and I can't say enough about Brian Black from DJ by CJ. He was absolutely amazing!!! From the moment that we contacted him, he was all about us and what we wanted. He gave us direction and let us make decisions on what we wanted and even when we didn't have a decision made he gave us options and when we didn't know, he took over and played great music that kept us coming back to the dance floor. He also even edited a few songs for us so that we could have just the clips that we wanted. DJ by CJ is very affordable and they are worth every penny!!! We just can't say enough about Brian and the whole package that he gave us. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR US!!! -Bryan and Lexi Unruh

8/9/2012 6:38PM

Brandi and Trent Hammon

One of the most important decisions before our wedding was to make sure we had a great DJ. After contacting our top three choices our decision was made instantly! John (DJ by CJ) contacted me the same day I submitted my interest and was very informative and helpful when going through the process. He made sure to make the wedding the best it could possibly be. Not only does he play amazing music but he organized the flow of the entire night, he had amazing uplighting that topped off the night, and he was very interactive the entire night. He played the songs that we requested and even added some other great songs throughout the night. He was very professional and made sure that everything was perfect! I don't think the dance floor was EVER empty the entire night! Everyone came up to us during/after the wedding saying how amazing the music was. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for a DJ for your wedding! We definitely had the time of our life on the dance floor!

8/22/2012 6:09PM

Dana and Michael Garrett

We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! From start to finish he was extremely helpful and had tons of great ideas. He listened to us and got an idea of our likes and dislikes and really was spot on with everything. Our guests had a great time and told us how much they liked John as well! I would use him again in a heart beat. The most stressful part of planning the wedding for us was picking the right DJ and the minute I spoke to him I knew he was the one. John was so personable and the fact the he told us he would laid out the whole event to make sure it ran smoothly was icing on the cake, one less thing we had to deal with! Thank you John for being such a big help with everything, our wedding was amazing and we owe it all to you :) Mr and Mrs Garrett.

8/17/2012 2:25PM

Juan & Yvette Gomez

John, our wedding on June 23, 2012 was such an amazing night to remember and I can't thank you enough for being SOO great at what you do!! You made sure the whole night went smoothly and without a hitch, and kept the party going even when the night came to an end. We had so many compliments about how spectacular the night was!! Before the ceremony even started I was ready to party. That just goes to show how excellent you and your crew are at what you do. If you want an amazing DJ that knows how to make your wedding or event a perfect memory to last a lifetime DJ by CJ is the way to go. They know how to party, entertain, and keep the music pumping all night long even into the morning. You'll have the time of your life for sure. Ill definitely be booking them for future events :) Thanks for everything DJ by CJ!!

7/11/2012 2:21PM

Jeremy Fulford

The services at my wedding by DJ Dewey Campbell was great! I do not think the wedding would have gone as smooth as it did without him. He made us feel much more confident in how our wedding was going to be.

7/2/2012 4:27PM

Dan & Betsy Daugette

John, you are a trooper! Dan & I had so many music ideas that we bombarded you with song choices. You & your team are true professionals & know how to work it! We got SOOO many compliments on your awesomeness! Your smiling face & constant enthusiasm made our wedding night beyond over-the-top! Thanks DJ by CJ! Betsy & Dan Daugette.

6/4/2012 8:43PM

John & Brittany Craig

Thank you so much, John, for helping to make our wedding the best night of our lives! You kept the energy up the entire time and we had so much fun!! The wedding was a month ago, but our guests are still talking about you! Thanks again for making everything so special! You rock!!

6/1/2012 6:00PM

Tami Orr

Only hire this DJ if you want the BEST PARTY OF YOUR LIFE!!!!! John---you are AMAZING!!!!! I can't tell you how many of our guests sought me out at my daughter's reception this past weekend to tell me how AWESOME you were! You were PERFECT! You were able keep everything running smoothly while ensuring that everyone had a great time! You are an incredible entertainer!

5/16/2012 11:30AM

Texas Cattle Company Catering

Wow - I cannot begin to say how awesome John and Noriel were at our event! From the beginning stages of booking the event, to day of, John was a pleasure to work with. DJ by CJ Rocked the house and made our event a huge success. Whenever a client needs a DJ - I will insist they use John. THANKS GUYS!

4/22/2012 1:02PM

Amanda and Nick Garet

Our wedding was amazing! John was awesome and kept the party going the entire night. I can honestly say that there wasn't a dull moment that night. Our friends and family loved the dollar dance and the YMCA costumes. We will for sure recomment DJ by CJ to EVERYONE. Hands down the best DJ service in town. Thanks again John for making our night amazing!

4/18/2012 1:28PM

Mike And Heather Zaccaro

I CANT THANK YOU ENOUGH!!! DJ by CJ was amazing! Yall made our night run so smoothly!! I know as the bride everything seemed to be so crazy but John kept everyone in line! :) ALSO I STRONGLY SUGGEST up lighting!!! When John called me with this idea I was super EXCITED!!! SOOO PRETTY and it added so much to the big room we had!! :D THANK YOU and I will reccomend yall to everyone!! I believe my cousin booked with you also!! :) Cant wait to see you again!!! Thank you for everything!!

4/10/2012 5:00PM

Robert and Martha Schwab

We have nothing but great things to say about John and DJ by CJ! As soon as we talked with John about being the DJ for our wedding we knew he was going to do an amazing job. And he did! He was very energetic and everyone had a great time on the dance floor. He did an awesome job working with the timing of our wedding reception and was very accommodating and kept the flow going smoothly even when we had to switch a few things around last minute. The night went so well and our guests keep telling us how much fun they had and what a great DJ John was! We definitely recommend John and his team!! Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding everything we wanted and more!

4/9/2012 3:00PM

Danielle Robinson

Thank you so much John for doing an AMAZING job at our wedding. Choosing the perfect DJ for our wedding was the most important thing to me and I couldn't be happier with DJ by CJ. The entire night went smoothly and you guys kept the party going perfectly all night! John's energy and personality added so much to the night. I can't thank you enough for making my wedding PERFECT!

4/3/2012 10:00AM

Amanda Patino

I knew DJ by CJ was a good choice since they were on the preferred vendor list for The Florida Aquarium. What I didn't know is how smooth everything would go having Brian Black DJ my wedding! Brian downloaded ALL of the music I suggested (a lot that he didn't already have), and kept the night on track! He was friendly, professional, and listened to what I wanted. Thank you for helping make my night so memorable Brian!

4/1/2012 5:30PM

Barbara Chiariello

Dewey did such a great job. He met every request that we had in music. During the cocktail and dinner time we asked for the Ratpack style of music. It was enjoyable and we were able to carry on conversations but enjoy the background music. I would highly recommend!

3/14/2012 1:37PM

Jenna and Doug Bergwall

A big thanks to John and his assistant for making our wedding a big success. Not only was it memorable but our entire family and friends said our DJ made the wedding eventful and a really fun time. From the ceremony music to the last dance of the night everything flowed perfectly! Thanks again for making our wedding night everything we dreamed of!!!

2/12/2012 2:32PM

Reba Williams

OMG I love Brian. He is the most entertaining and engaging DJ I have ever met. The thing that amazes me is he actually pays attention to the crowd and adjusts what he plays by our reaction. If need be, he joins right in and shows us the moves. We have used Brian twice and have been at other parties where he struts his stuff and NEVER have we been disappointed. It has become a yearly custom. People are already making plans for next year so they won't miss him. Brian, you rock!!!!

2/9/2012 12:56PM

Jorge & Lisa Mercado

John and his assistant Noriel were phenomenal. They kept the party going all night long, and there was never much time for people to sit down because we just were having so much fun. From the music, lights, videos, our slide show and tributes...I would do it all over again with DJ by CJ. Everything was smooth! John you guys are awesome! Thank you for making our wedding so memorable!!!

1/16/2012 8:23AM

Caleb & Gina Sternberg

We can't thank John and his team enough for the OUTSTANDING job they did at our wedding ceremony and reception. Everything went smooth and flawlessly, we wouldnt have changed a thing. We were very impressed with John and his professionalism and enthusiasm. We could see that he truly enjoys his work. We suggest taking any of his song recommendations because they rocked! John did an excellent job reading the crowd and keeping the right mood/pace. We HIGHLY recommend him and his team!

1/5/2012 2:20PM

Tom & Shemi Panaggio

John is a true professional. Even with an amazing wedding planner I don't think things would have gone as smoothly without John. Him and his team have done this time and time again and have it choreographed down to the minute. He even came over to ask if he should tell the caterer to speed up because they were taking too long and it would cut into our dance time. We really appreciated the attention to detail and our dance floor was packed all night. We used him for our ceremony as well and many guest commented on the wonderful music choices which HE recommended. Will definitely refer him to anyone getting married or even needing a DJ for any other event. Thanks so much John!

11/29/2011 1:33PM

Kayla & Jacob Maiden

Brian Black… That's all we have to say. He made the one day of our lives more memorable than we could imagine. Starting from organizing special dances to switching who's putting the garter on who, every moment flowed smoothly and never skipped a beat. If we were to repeat our day or have a special occassion in the future we would whole heartly pick Brian to celebrate that moment with us.

11/6/2011 7:56PM

Tyler & Beth Nelson

AMAZING!! We met John at a friend's wedding and just knew we had to have him as the DJ for our wedding! We were just so impressed with his take-charge style since we weren't going to have a wedding coordinator. When we met with him, he was open to our ideas and had a few suggestions of his own that he contributed to make our reception even better! He handled the flow of the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the reception. He adjusted to any changes needed during the night and took charge of everything! He was funny and professional! All of our guests commented on how awesome of a DJ he was and how much fun they had at our reception. Thank you for being the DJ at our wedding, we couldn't have done it so smoothly without you. You are truly the best in your business!

11/2/2011 9:26AM

Kimberly Tucker

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!! John and his other D.J. Noriel are not just D.J.'s they are there for you for everything to make the night flow perfectly. I hope we get the chance to use them again because they are so nice and such a blast. I think my wedding was party of the century and will be talked about years to come because I chose DJ by CJ. Thanks so much John you are the best there is!

10/18/2011 4:30PM

Jeremy and Nichole Johns

When we met with John Strandberg to discuss our wedding plans, he really listened to what we wanted and found ways to make our ideas even better. He seamlessly accommodated our guest's requests and maintained a high level of professionalism the entire time. He made our wedding experience more personal and kept our reception on the exact timeline we had discussed during the planning process . Whatever we asked for, John delivered and we couldn't have asked for more. He was the unsung hero from our wedding and a real pleasure to work with. We could not have asked for more. Thank you for everything John!

9/26/2011 7:30PM

Travis and Julie Meyers

DJ by CJ was great at our wedding! He did an excellent job in helping us pick out some non-traditional, but classy music for the ceramony. So many people commented on the ceramony music! During the reception, we had quite a few last minute changes and John just rolled with the punches. He was fun and professional, and all the guests enjoyed the music. The guests especially loved the music videos!

9/21/2011 3:05PM

James and Mallory Register

Everyone told me that having a good DJ for your wedding is a must. So after some recommendations, we went with DJ by CJ and couldn't have made a better decision. He was awesome and kept the flow perfect. We even got compliments from our guests about how the DJ was awesome. Thanks John for making our day that much more special.

9/8/2011 2:08PM

Maneka (Premraj) Hurt

Brian did an amazing job! Our families are very diverse and he was able to read the crowd. He kept every thing on time and made sure the wedding went smoothly. The music was a really important part of the night for us and Brian made sure everyone had a great time. I had no worries the whole night! absolutely fantastic!

9/5/2011 2:27PM

Doug & Lynn Diebold

For ANYONE looking for the BEST in DJ services EVER, and If you want your event to be the talk of everyone in town you are in for MORE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED!!!! We booked John to be our DJ on our special wedding day and we never could imagine the excitement we were about to experience!!!! Not only did John provide everything he promised but he took us through an experience that we could never imagine. His services go not only above and beyond what we ever imagined possible, but he took us through a night of EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE and THRILL. We have been to many parties and get togethers, but have NEVER heard or seen anyone who could even begin to be this good! John and his crew gave us memories we will never be able to forget. Our wedding has been the talk of everyone we know and word is spreading FAST! If you are in need of DJ services, you better move quick because his schedule will be filling up fast after all of our wedding guests book their special events with John and his crew. No questions unanswered and all your wildest expectations will be more than fulfilled. I will not suggest you use DJ by CJ...I WILL TELL YOU if you want your occasion to be THE TALK OF THE TOWN...Book DJ by CJ for your next event!!! We could not have been more PLEASED!!!!

8/1/2011 9:45AM

Scott & Vanessa Tunnell

Thank you John for making our wedding such a memorable and fun experience, it is amazing to me that every single person that attended our wedding commented on how fun and upbeat it was, everyone from young to old enjoyed themselves and you did exactly what you told me you would do, which was handle everything so that I wouldn't have to worry about anything. Thank you again for your work and dedication to our event like it was your first and last.

7/30/2011 4:45PM

Corey and Michelle Ferguson

DJ by CJ was amazing at our wedding this last July! Everyone who attended our event was very impressed by how he was able to read the crowd and play the right song to keep the energy level up. Also, John was more than a DJ, he was a MC. He coordinated with the venue when all the events were to take place from the wedding party entrance, first dance, dinner service, cake cutting, to the last dance. We absolutely loved you at our Wedding! Thanks!

7/25/2011 9:39AM

Karen Koster

John, thank you again for making our party THE BEST! We had a blast and you made the night!!!

7/23/2011 9:00AM

Helaine G

Dewey has always been awesome! He's dependable and knows how to get the party started. Very professional and organized. His sound system is the best there is. Plays the best preferred requested tunes. You'd be hard pressed to find another dj like 'Dewey'.

7/20/2011 1:00PM

Josh and Kendelle Jimenez

John, Thank you for DJ'ing our wedding. Your experience and ideas helped make our special night the most amazing time of our lives. I am so glad we were able to book you for our wedding. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

6/16/2011 8:43PM

Kennedy's Sweet 16

The Sweet 16 turned out perfect. When planning for teenagers you never know how it will turn-out to make everyone happy but, with DJ by CJ they took care of keeping everyone happy. The dance floor was packed all night. Thanks for helping to make this a night to remember and for all the special memories!

6/2/2011 10:25PM

Whitney and Tom LaMaida

John made our wedding day absolutely PERFECT! He helped to coordinate every aspect of our wedding from introductions to cutting the cake. All our our guests had an amazing time...the dance floor was packed the entire night. John is very talented, professional and easy to work with in all aspects of planning a wedding. We are so grateful for all of his hard work. Thank you so much for being part of our special day and for helping us to make so many special memories! You are the best!!!

5/1/2011 6:10PM

Craig and Robyn DuFrane

John, Craig and I want to thank you so much for making our wedding amazing!!! You made everything so easy from picking the songs to the coordinating all the events!!! You blew my wedding coordinator out of the water! The music was awesome. The dance floor was so packed ALL night! Your service was awesome and I would recommend DJ by CJ to everyone! I had so many people at and after the wedding tell me that you were amazing! Thank you for making our wedding a blast! You are by far the best DJ!

4/12/2011 8:46 AM

Carol and Russell Satterfield

John, Russell and I want to thank you for playing great music, providing fabulous, "one of a kind" entertainment and for having such a great personality! All my guests kept saying that they had never seen a setup like yours before, EVER! We all had a blast! You kept everyone moving! The jamaicain Love dance skit was the funniest thing ever! Thank you for everything! You are a great DJ, and through the planning you proved to be a great friend!

~Carol and Russell

2/25/2011 9:45 AM

Kelvin and Morgann Mathis

DJ by CJ was fantastic! He was very informative and had great ideas about the reception. He knew our venue and could help run the wedding details. It was great and I can't imagine our reception with anyone else! He kept the dancing going throughout the night, even got Grandma out there dancing! We would recommend DJ by CJ to anyone in need of a DJ! Thanks again :)

12/9/2010 7:44 PM

Jenny & Adam Carle

Hands down, John is THE BEST DJ out there! I've known him for a while because I'm an event planner and therefore, have worked with many DJs. However, no one compares to John. He is super friendly, professional, extremely organized, and most importantly knows how to keep the party alive! John is committed to making sure your wedding/event is flawless. He takes the stress and worries out of your hands so that you can relax and enjoy your special day! Our guests had such a wonderful time at our wedding, thanks to John! John also coordinated the music for our beach ceremony which worked out beautifully. He's got a ton of experience and a true talent as a DJ! I highly recommend John for any special occasion you may have. He works well with all ages and trust me as an experienced event planner, there's no better DJ out there! Thank you, John, for making our wedding so very special! We cannot wait to relive it once we receive our wedding dvd!

11/30/2010 10:15 PM

Stacy & Bobby Allison

John made our wedding day absolutely flawless! John was very professional and super easy to work with. Prior to our event, he got back with me via email/phone call right away. John also went above and beyond answering my father‚s daily questions/concerns prior to our big day too!! Our ceremony music was non-traditional and John catered to our style and gave us the ceremony we wanted. Our reception was a blast and our guests, to this day, still talk about how much fun they had at our wedding. John definitely kept the party going and we can't say enough good things about John and his staff! Thank you John for making our wedding celebration a night we will never forget!

11/16/2010 4:11 PM

Earl and India Lofton

John (DJ by CJ) is undisputibley the best DJ in the Bay Area. He and his staff are very professional. From our very first meeting with John to our wedding day he provided outstanding service. He was so good that many didn't want to leave the dance floor at the end of the night. We had many inquiries for our DJ's name and number. Thanks John for making our wedding unforgettable!

11/9/2010 9:45 PM

Steven and Juanita Smith

The service at our wedding was phenomenal. Once we met with John, and he explained to us his vision for our wedding, I knew he was the right person to perform at our wedding ceremony. John went thru every detail, from the time the guest started to arrive until the time they left. I felt like, not only did we have a DJ but a event planner as well, who was going to make sure everything was perfect.. And perfection is just what John delivered. Thanks again John for making our wedding so extraordinary.

10/15/2010 9:22 AM

Jonathan and Jeane

Having John do our wedding was the best choice we could have made. He was entertaining and VERY professional. He took the time to meet with us before the wedding to make sure that all of our needs were met and to tell us how he operates. I attended a previous wedding that he did and it was amazing how he took control and made it fun. I have never seen a DJ like him. He made my wedding memorable. People are still taking about how nice it was. DJ by CJ will always be my first choice in my book. Thank you John for making Jonathan and I wedding (8-21-2010) so special :)

Yours Truly,
Jonathan and Jeane' Cochran

10/11/2010 1:30 PM

Lauren Crowe

I feel so lucky to have found John at DJ by CJ. He really made my wedding run smoothly and made everyone have fun. I think the most important thing I noticed about John was his passion for music, he really cares about what he does. Experience is also important and John has a lot of it, and it shows. You know things are in good hands when your guests are leaving and they say, wow, the wedding was beautiful, but who was your DJ? He was awesome!! I will recommend John at DJ by CJ whenever given the opportunity. He added a special touch to my special night. Thanks again guys:) Lauren Crowe

9/14/2010 11:23 AM

Robert and Shelley Ellis

DJ by CJ (John) was so great at my 50th birthday party. He got the party started and kept it going. I would highly recommend him to all my friends and family. Everyone had a Blast!!! Thanks for making my 50th the best ever!

8/26/2010 2:38 PM

AJ and Jenny Kime

DJ by CJ (John) did a great job at our wedding. We had no doubts there would be any problems after meeting with him prior to our wedding. He is very organized and knows what he is doing. He keeps the party running and basically coordinates the entire wedding reception with ease. Thanks DJ by CJ for a memorable wedding, we will never forget:)

7/13/2010 11:22 PM

Deanna and Cole Dickenson

Thank you so much for doing such an AWESOME job at our wedding! We absolutely love to dance, as do our friends, and you made everyone have a good time! You had a lot of great ideas regarding our wedding music and we are so glad that you were there to help! You came up with things we never would have thought of! You were awesome and we truly appreciate you providing the music at our wedding! It turned out perfect! We had a blast! Thanks again!

6/23/2010 8:24 PM

Casey and Dan Register

Everything on our wedding day turned out perfect even better than we could have imagined. John worked with me and helped me design my unique walk down the aisle. He also collaborated with the venue and photographer to make sure everything was seamless. I was especially pleased with his ability to make small changes as situations arose because of time constraints. John is very with it for a lack of better terms and it showed within every aspect of the ceremony and reception. I would recommend him and definitely use him again. Not only did my husband and I LOVE everything our guests immediately said this was one of the best weddings they had been to.

PS If you love to dance, John has the ability to get your guests out on the dance floor and dance the night away! Thanks John! = )

6/17/2010 3:31 PM

Holly Tomlin

What a wonderful job you did for the Tampa General Hospital Annual Gala on Saturday. I have been getting messages and emails all day about the music and ambiance that you created to make the evening such a success. You knew exactly what to play at the right times to get the guests out on the dance floor. You created a memorable event for the Committee, the staff at Tampa General and the many guests that arrived at the Hyatt. I am certain that based on the fun we had this year, they will be back to celebrate again next year. Thank you again so very much for all that you did. You came highly recommended by others and I have enjoyed other events you have done in the Tampa community. You are very good at what you do. Holly Tomlin - Co-Chair of Moments in Time Gala for Tampa General Hospital

5/11/2010 12:20 AM

Jason & Michelle Sands

John was AWESOME at our wedding (4/3/10). I was so nervous when my day was getting close and especially on the day of the wedding. I HAD NO WORRIES WITH JOHN!! Great music, great people and he did a fabulous job with directing us to make the night seamless and stress free. I want to say a big THANK YOU for finding the song for my son (Henry VIII by Herman's Hermits), it was so special for my family! I will definitely recommend DJ by CJ to all my friends and family. I never knew the importance of having a strong DJ until my actual wedding and could not have been happier with John. The way he does the announcing at the start of the reception of the bridal party was hilarious, he makes you feel like a celebrity!!!! Thanks for making a memorable ceremony, reception and night!!!

5/3/2010 2:00 PM

Eric & Andrea Swilley

The service we recieved was spectacular! They were professional, accountable, organized, timely and friendly. The DJ can make or break your wedding reception and I will assure you that they will make your recepetion unforgetable.

4/10/2010 9:38 AM

Danny and Ashley Lively

Thanks for the AMAZING job at our wedding!! You kept the party going all night long and truly made our wedding a night to remember! So professional, on time, and on point for EVERYTHING! The entire wedding ran smooth, and you even went above and beyond when asked to add or change things on the spot!! We cannot thank you enough! Our wedding would not have been what it was without you! We will definitely continue to use you for any DJ event in the future! Thanks again John for making our wedding night a magical night!!!!

4/3/2010 9:26 AM

Dan "Snick Dawg" Sienicki

The SOCCENT Formal was both a challenging and demanding event that went off with outstanding success. John and Noriel were very professional. They showed great flexibility with their schedule from meeting up with me on a Saturday to look over the site so we could create a sound plan of action to being able to practice the day before the event. We always had a great line of communication going which made it possible to work through last minute obstacles that popped up from changes to required/requested music to the changes for floor plan setup to John utilizing his snare drum to give the ceremonial part of the SOCCENT formal a deeper meaning. DJ by CJ definitely blew the roof off the Trade Wind's Pavilion and had the party jumping with a fully packed dance floor from start to finish. The variety of music was awesome. I highly recommend DJ by CJ to anyone who wants their event to be an event to remember. John and Noriel, both the SOCCENT command and I would like to thank you both for making our SOCCENT formal an awesomely outstanding event; you are true professionals, and thank you for going above and beyond to create success.

3/2/2010 12:28 PM

Chris and Brooke Meyer

We had been to about 3-4 weddings while planning our wedding. We noticed how important having a good DJ was. We could tell which DJ\'s were no good. We looked into our options for our wedding. When I talked to John, I knew right then, he was the guy we were going with. A complete and total professional. We couldn\'t have asked for a better person with helping/planning the entertainment part of the wedding! Hands down, DJ by CJ, was the best option for our wedding. I am glad that we picked John for our wedding. Friends of ours that came to our wedding whose weddings we had attended said to us that our DJ was awesome and how they wished that had used him. Thanks so much!

1/22/2010 7:42 PM

Matthew and Austin Dodd

DJ by CJ was awesome. They made my wedding so stress free they worked with all the other vendors and we didn’t\'t worry about a thing. We both got so many compliments about how great the music was and how entertaining our DJ was. He has great ideas and is willing to work with you on whatever you want for your wedding music and he even has music videos to go with. My little sister is getting married in March of 2011 and he will definitely be her DJ. Thank you so much John you made our wedding perfect you ROCK!!!!!!!

1/09/2010 11:47 AM

Elizabeth Chastain

Thanks so much for DJing my wedding! Everyone raved about how awesome you guys were. You were so much fun and had the guests dancing all night long. I had a couple of guests who were recently married tell me they wished they had you guys as their DJs because you were so much better than theirs. I would also like to say that the ‘Jamaican Love Dance’ is a must do to your other brides because it was too funny! Thanks again for everything!!!

12/28/2009 1:27 PM

Kenny and Mandy Frissell

At the beginning of our planning, we were overwhelmed and asking opinions of everyone we knew when it came to vendors. One night we ran into someone that suggested using DJ by CJ and that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing! I called him the next day, and I can honestly say that it was stress free after that minute. He walked me through everything I needed and made sure I had everything to make the night wonderful! When we had our final meeting, he was extremely professional, but also tried to make sure that the wedding night would be personal and fun for Kenny and I. The wedding night came, and I knew the music would be great, but I had no idea how perfect it would be! Our friends loved it, and some even asked for the all the songs that he was playing. The best part was, he had everyone dancing - from 2 year olds to my grandparents. It was a wonderful experience and I would recommend DJ by CJ for anyone planning a wedding or any other event!! Thank you DJ by CJ! It was a great night that we will never forget!!

12/08/2009 11:02 AM

Eric and Tiffany Dorsey

When we began the wedding planning process, we knew that choosing a DJ would be one of the more important decisions we would make. Fortunately, I had recently attended 2 weddings that John had worked. They were both so much fun that I knew he would be a good fit for us! We wanted our reception entertainment to be uniquely ours, and John made that happen. When we met for our pre-wedding consult, John was very receptive to our desires and energetically added many ideas of his own. Together, we came up with our ideal plan for the night, and I left confident that it would be perfect. It turns out I was right! On our wedding night, he played a fusion of salsa, country line dancing, slow dances, and all the fun, party music we wanted to hear and MORE! John is so easy-going yet professional and a natural on the microphone - he and his partner kept the dance floor packed all night. They were also flexible... We had initially planned to show a picture slide show that my dad had prepared after dinner before the dancing, but when John noticed how long it was on the night of, he approached Eric and I about possibly starting it DURING dinner. We eagerly agreed, as we didn't want to miss out on too much dancing time. It worked well, and we were thankful that John even thought to make that last minute change in our best interest. Thank you, DJbyCJ... You made it easy for everyone to have an awesome time on our special night!

11/30/2009 2:35 PM

Kathy & Garrett Norman

We were referred to John by our photographer who had taken pictures for weddings where he was djing. When we called John, he sounded professional and really knew what he was talking about. Even when we met with John he made us feel very comfortable and we clicked right away. We knew that we had made the right choose and were extremely excited to see how he did at the wedding/reception. Well, DJ by CJ most definitely didn't let us down. John and his sidekick were absolutely awesome. They kept the party going and played the perfect music to fit our style. Thank you for making our reception an awesome one. I will continue to refer you to others.

11/30/2009 2:35 PM

Wendee & Andrew Pomp

Speaking with John for the first time on the phone I knew I was making an excellent choice for a dj! His professional demeanor, excitement and passion for his job really set the stage for what was going to be presented on our wedding day! After seeing Dj by Cj at one of my good friend's weddings two weeks prior to my own, I was ecstatic.He was by far the best dj I had ever seen perform at a wedding, so I knew once again I had made the best choice with my dj. A dj can either make or break a reception or party, well in my case Dj by Cj MADE IT! After meeting with John in regards to all the wedding details I felt so excited and at ease. I knew he would do a wonderful job!! My husband and I love doing unique and different things to set ourselves apart from everyone else's ideas. Well John definitely helped encourage us to do this, and we had a different song for each couple introduced during the introduction of the wedding party. This added a lot of fun and excitement to the beginning of the reception, and it really helped set the tone and mood of how fun the actual night would be. My husband and I did a voiceover which John was eager to play for our entrance.Thank you John for encouraging us to do something different and unique; it was definitely a big hit!!! The whole night was amazing and Dj by Cj absolutely made the reception. I was on the dance floor most of the night, along with more than half the guests. I have never seen so many people out on a dance floor dancing at a wedding and fully enjoying themselves like I did that night. Thank you to Dj by Cj for going above and beyond my expectations as well as my husband Andrew's. You made our wedding day the Best and Happiest Day of our life!! I cannot wait to recommend Dj by Cj to any and all of my friends or family that may have a big event or wedding coming up in the future! You guys rock! Thank you again!!!

10/29/2009 2:14 PM

Tara and Richard Jones

Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job of DJing our Wedding!! Everything went so smoothly!! And it was a blast! You had everyone on the Dance floor the whole night!! It was awesome! Thanks so much!!

10/28/2009 4:00 PM

Lauren & James Holland

I knew the first time I spoke with John over the phone that he was the one to choose for our wedding. He was the first and only Dj I spoke with. He has a real genuine passion for what he does, he is not just a Dj but also a experienced musician who puts a lot of love into his work. We did not have a lot of time to prepare for our wedding due to some unusual circumstances, but John made sure every special moment happened and was on point with all the details. John and his team have both personality and professionalism, they added some elements of surprise and were very in tune with the crowd. John interacted with all of our family and friends and made the night run so smooth eventhough we were under a bit of a time constraint. Dj by Cj completely exceeded my expectations and I will recommend them whenever given the chance. My wedding was an unforgettable experience for a lot of reasons:) but I am glad that Dj by Cj was one of them. You know you made a good decision at the end of the night when all of your guests say your wedding was beautiful, but whoever your Dj was, he was great!

9/28/2009 12:24 PM

Larry and Fran Phelps

We cannot express how fantastic it was to have DJ by CJ at our wedding and reception. The lights, music, and entertainment couldn't have been any better. Fran and I highly recommend DJ by CJ and would rate their work well above 5 star level. If we ever need a DJ in the future, DJ by CJ will be the ONLY one we call!! Organizing the photographer, catering, music, and wedding ceremony to come together that night was stressful, but John took control and made the entire evening a huge success. We will be forever grateful to DJ by CJ!! Thank you John!!!!!

Bobby & Kacy Sparkman

We are so thankful for DJ by CJ! They did a professional job and kept everything rolling, from the toast and cake cutting to the boquet and garter toss. John checked in with us throughout the night to make sure everything was rolling like it should be. The ceremony was almost cancelled on the beach, but at the last minute it quit raining. John already had his equipment set up and music playing when the guests walked out on the beach! Both DJ's had great, enthusiastic personalities and made our wedding reception an unforgettable one. Thank you DJ by CJ for doing such a professional job!

8/20/2009 9:57 AM


Jose and Katie Rinc�n

Music, lights, and dancing are the must-have ingredients to make a party unforgettable. DJ by CJ brings that to the event, and much more.
Our wedding was a fusion of cultures. The groom was born and raised in Colombia. The bride is 100% Tampanian -That made John's work a little bit more complicated. We wanted to please both sides of our families, and John did just that.
As you know if you are reading this, wedding planning is very stressful. There are so many things you have to put together and sometimes the vendors do not help out at all. That was not the case with John and his staff. The groom wanted the dance floor to be full at all times. Music and dancing are a vital part of the Latin Culture. On the other side the bride had her hand-picked list of songs to be used before, during and after the ceremony plus more. John was able to fulfill all of our requests and deal with our stress with a smile at all time.
I, the groom, do not give into adding something else to my order to easily. When John suggested having the large screen I was hesitate, but I agreed to. IT WAS AMAZING�.. We highly recommend it.
We can not express how happy we are with John's work. After working with him at our wedding, it is going to be a no-brainer to pick the DJ for any event we plan in the future.
Thank you John!


Darlene & Kevin Calhoun

We can't come up with the words to adequately describe DJ by CJ. AMAZING, EXCEPTIONAL, FABULOUS, FANTASTIC, INCREDIBLE!!! They were professional from the very beginning and coordinated everything with the hotel staff so we didn't have to worry at all. Their set us was incredible and to date, our guests continue to talk about it and say they are the best DJ's they've seen in a long time. They kept the dance floor packed all night long and everyone wanted to know if we could do it again the following weekend because they had such a great time. One of our parents was unable to make it to the wedding due to illness, and John made their presence known by acknowledging them like they were there to celebrate with us. Thank you so much for making the best day of our lives that much more special. We recommend them for ANY event.

Thanks John. We hope to work with you again in the future--we may need to get married again LOL!


Jeff and Lisa Dinneny

Our wedding reception went absolutely PERFECT thanks to DJ by CJ. They kept the guests dancing all night and played every special request by the guests. We have received many compliments about our DJ and we cannot say thank you enough to John. His hard work and dedication throughout our entire wedding reception will never be forgotten. His outgoing personality made the guests feel comfortable and ready to party. We are so happy that we chose to use DJ by CJ. They were outstanding!!


Brad and Ashley Sundeck

AMAZING!!!!That is the best word that i can come up with about these guys.Even though they deserve a word better than that.Our wedding was about a month ago and everyone is still talking about it. They really made the party!! They made everything a lot easier for us on our big day.We had to worrie about nothing!


Cindy & Joseph DiBartolomeo

John and Noriel were amazing!! John took charge and made sure everything ran as smooth as possible for our wedding. He's fun, outgoing and made our wedding spectacular. I definatly recommend DJ by CJ for any occasion. Thanks DJ by CJ for everything!!!


David and Laura Byington

As successful as the wedding and reception turned out all the guest continue to praise our DJ. He was phenomenal. All his equipment is new and state of the art. His big screen Plasma Tv was a great addition to the reception. The genre of music fit exactly what we were looking for. I have never seen a wedding reception where every guest


Mike and Michele Swartz

Perfect is the one word to describe John and DJ by CJ. We had so much fun at our wedding reception and we owe it all to John. His setup was amazing and he was truly a pleasure to work with. John we have already started passing out your name and phone number.


Ashley and Brent Newsome

We tried to think of one word or a couple words to describe DJ by CJ but it was impossible. The first words that comes to mind is life saver. Two days before our wedding, our original DJ quit and now we thank God everyday that he did. DJ by CJ stepped in two days before our wedding and took care of everything with ease and compassion.


Scott and Jennifer Shaner

John and Noriel are such a pleasure to work with. John has amazing ideas how to keep your guests on the dance floor and having a great time. I have NEVER seen my father dance and he danced the entire night. Everyone said they had the greatest time. When John (the DJ) noticed a lull, he had this game/dance thing planned and it was the most hilarious thing I have ever seen (ask about the Jamaican love dance if you decide to book him). He set up on the beach so we could have ceremony music and then had a set up in our reception room. He showed up very early to get everything ready. He is very organized, and has all the days music ready in the order they should be played. He announced everyone's name perfectly. He played all of our songs on our must play list and he was amazing! He even made sure we had champagne in our glasses for our toast. He also made sure there was a plate at the cake table for our cake cutting. He did so wonderfully! We felt like celebrities. Great job!


Crystal and Kyle Van Arsdall

John and Noriel were the backbone to our amazing wedding at The Palmetto Club at FishHawk Ranch. They worked professionally with our other vendors and demonstrated great communication with each other to help the ceremony and reception run smoothly. They were well prepared, organized and in good spirits the entire night. Our introductions were a bit difficult and crazy but John took on the challenge and they turned out amazing! He made light of our best man's interesting toast and knew when to change the music to keep everyone dancing all night long. John is not only a DJ, but a wedding consultant, entertainer and life saver! I highly recommend his services!


Dustin and Sarah Vaughn

John and Sandy Roman provided phenomenal DJ'ing services for our wedding! They kept everything organized, timely, and most importantly, everyone dancing during the reception! Sandy timed the ceremony perfectly and John did a great job singing! Most guests thought it was a CD! Overall I would recommend DJ by CJ to anyone planning an event. They are friendly, helpful, professional, and want to give you the best entertainment possible. Thank you so much for everything and for making our wedding an event to remember by all who attended!


Jordin Sparks

John, Thank you so much for donating your time and DJ'ing our charity super bowl event. It wouldn't have been the same without you and we really appreciate it! I had a blast...and I think everyone else did too! Take care!


Mallorie and Michael Johnson

John made our wedding reception perfect! After a very stressful day (and somewhat flawed ceremony), we started our reception at the Florida Aquarium with John as our DJ. From the moment John met us to double check names for the Intro, everything fell right into place! He even privatedly gave the best man a hard time for chickening out on the toast (Thank you so much for that, I wanted someone to tease him about not giving a toast!). He made our night! Our Intro was wonderful and exciting, our first dances ran smoothly, and John did everything I asked for and more! I really cannot say enough about how awesome he was! When I was planning this very special day, I had no idea how important the DJ was. I had another DJ I was debating about, when I heard about DJ by CJ. DJ by CJ was a little more expensive, but every one at the aquarium told me he was great so I decided to pay a little more, and I'm so glad I did! I will reccommend DJ by CJ to any person I know or meet having a wedding or any other function that requires a DJ. The guests commented on how great all of the musical selection were. Everyone had a great time. John was thoughtful and calming. He even calmed my stressed mother! He helped her set up her slideshow. He took the time to thank us and make us feel special. Everything was awesome! Thank you so so so much for making my special day absolutly perfect!


Kris & Kelly Pelow

We wanted to thank John and Noriel for an amazing night at our wedding! Before dinner was even finished, we were told by a couple family members that the music was amazing, and then when the dancing began EVERYONE was up. We were looking at our pictures and noticed that no one was sitting! That tells you right there what a great reception we had! John was right on cue with the ceremony music on the beach too. Overall it was amazing reception where everyone is still talking about how much fun they had! Thanks again for the great night and we will always remember it


Danielle and Rob Sanchez

We could not have had any better of a wedding reception without John! He made it exceptional. Not only do you and your guests have fun, but so does John. He gets involved with your guests and keeps the party going. We were suppose to end at 10:30, but because everyone was dancing we went another hour! John also did my sister's wedding - without him our weddings wouldn't have been a blast and people still wouldn't be talking about them. Thanks to John, we have a wonderful memory of our wedding!


Melissa & Chris Salicco

Thank you John and Noriel for making our reception so wonderful! We had the best time and we know all our guests had a great time too. I don't think there was a single moment that people weren't on the dance floor! You were so easy to work with from the beginning, and we liked that you didn't have every song you were going to play scripted out beforehand. You kept things flowing smoothly and made sure everything was on schedule. John, thanks for letting Chris steal your microphone to sing a couple songs...I think it made his night! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a DJ. You're awesome at what you do! Thank you so much for everything!


Christina & Eric Mousseau

We just wanted to thank John and Noriel for keeping the entire reception running smoothly. We had an awesome time and all of our family and friends have said it was the best wedding they had been to. Everyone danced until the end of the night and we couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you again for making our wedding night worry free and very memorable.


Marissa & Jordan Maiden

Thank you John & Noriel!! Our Wedding/Reception was amazing. Now that we are back and have had a chance to look at the video, our ceremony/reception could not have gone so smoothly if is wasn't for you. John, you made sure we were all on cue. The music for the cermony was beautiful; you helped us go beyond traditional and we loved that. During the reception you had us organized from the introduction of the wedding party to the end for our good-byes. Thank you again to John and Noriel - The BEST DJ ever!!


Kristine & Ryan Regan

What great fun we had with DJ by CJ, the music never stopped, and we partied until 1 am.....not to mention John & Noriel are pretty easy on the eyes too!! Everyone has commented that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. And thankyou to John for changing our father daughter dance song at the last minute, I know that it meant alot to my dad to dance to that song! THANKYOU for making our night so very special! John & Noreil are the best!


Kristine & Ryan Regan

What great fun we had with DJ by CJ, the music never stopped, and we partied until 1 am.....not to mention John & Noriel are pretty easy on the eyes too!! Everyone has commented that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. And thankyou to John for changing our father daughter dance song at the last minute, I know that it meant alot to my dad to dance to that song! THANKYOU for making our night so very special! John & Noreil are the best!


Brent and Lauren Smith

Thank you for making our reception so wonderful. The events of the evening were so organized and fun filled. For weeks our guests have been commenting on the great time they had at our wedding. We know we can thank John for that! You helped make our wedding a wonderful experience.


Matthew and Lindsey Day

Thank you for making our ceremony and reception absolutely amazing! You did an awesome job making everything flow and catering the music to our guests. We didn't have to worry about a thing! We would without a doubt recommend your services for anyone wanting a fun wedding or party! Thank you so very much! Lindsey and Matthew p.s. the gator fight song entry was a hit!


Alisa and Tyler Ragghianti

John was the greatest DJ ever!! From our first meeting with him we knew our music was not anything to worry about. That stayed true to the end. He was wonderful through the whole procress. The ceremony was wonderful and then came the reception...that was even better. Our guests were dancing and having a blast. People were telling us that our wedding was the best one they had been to since their own. We owe much of this to John. The worst part of the whole evening was that it had to end. We are looking forward to October when he is the DJ at Alisa's sister's wedding. We know we will have a blast there as well. We would recommend him to ANYONE. Thanks John for making our wedding a night we will never forget.


Heidi Koplin

John and Noriel it was a pleasure working with you at the Shepphard/Ragghianti wedding. You are true professionals. Can't wait to work with you again in October.



As always, John, you do a fabulous job! Thanks for all of your help with the Obama rally on 5/21/08 in Tampa. You are the best!


Megan Foster

I want to say thank you to John who did an outstanding job at two Tampa Obama rallies. At our recent May 21, 2008 rally for Senator Barack Obama, John entertained and delighted 15,000 people as they waited in long lines to enter the St. Pete Times Forum. The crowd danced and sang their way into the Forum! DJ by CJ is a class act and we can't wait for the chance to work with John again. Thanks for helping to make Obama's Florida Kickoff Rally a huge success!


Susan & Allen Clarida

Thank you so much for making our daughter's Sweet 16 such an awesome event. I couldn't have asked for anything better!. The interaction and the videos really took it over the top - it was a great addition to the music. The teens and adults never stopped dancing from beginning to end. I highly recommend John for any party. We will definitely be seeing them again. DJ by CJ rocked our party!!!!


Drew and Stacee Bender

Our wedding rocked because of DJ by CJ. All of our friends and family have made mention that the DJ was awesome. From the grand entrance of the wedding party, the spectacular light and audio, to the master of ceremonies- we definitely got our money's worth! Thanks John and we will be suggesting you to all our engaged friends.


Ashley & Shelby Baker

Without DJ By CJ our wedding would not have been the same! From the slideshow to the music John and his assistant really keep things fun! They really did an outstanding job and everyone keep saying "Your DJ is awesome!" We couldn't have been happier and we would definitely reccomend you! Thanks for everything!


Jake & Melissa Raburn

We had the most wonderful and amazing wedding we could have ever imagined. John was the DJ for our wedding ceremony as well as our reception. Everything went perfectly. He helped to make our night the perfect start to a wonderful marriage.

He made sure everything went smoothly all while making sure our guests were having a wonderful time. Our parents enjoyed him as well as our friends and you can't ask for more than that.


Jake & Melissa Raburn

We had the most wonderful and amazing wedding we could have ever imagined. John was the DJ for our wedding ceremony as well as our reception. Everything went perfectly. He helped to make our night the perfect start to a wonderful marriage.

He made sure everything went smoothly all while making sure our guests were having a wonderful time. Our parents enjoyed him as well as our friends and you can't ask for more than that.


Travis and Nikkia Nuttall

A HUGE thank you to John and Noriel! They made our wedding unforgettable with the whole line up of songs and "dances." They are very professional and a lot of fun. They never missed a beat. They kept the reception party of 150 people on its toes the whole evening. We highly recommend John at DJ by CJ to anyone who needs a great DJ. You will be amazed at how great they are!!!
Thanks again John and Noriel for orchestrating such a wonderful night.


Lorie Fernandez

John Roman did an amazing job at our wedding! He was able to read the crowd, kept everyone dancing and made the party! I can't say enough about how great he was and how he helped make our wedding night so memorable! Thank you John!


Jeff & Milly Hix

It was everything we had hoped for and more. From the music, to the emcee work, John had the crowd going all night. He even sat in for a song with the band! Thanks for all your hard work and we will definitely be recommending you guys to anyone and everyone! Maybe the next TBBC event?


David & Kristi Roehr

We just want to say Thank-you John for all of your hard work! We recieved so many compliments from the guests about how entertaining you were and how you kept the party going! No one will ever forget the "Jamaican Love Dance" (By the way, my face still hurts from laughing so hard!) Once again, Thank-you so much for making our Wedding day the most memorable day of our life!

If anyone is looking for a D.J. look no further! John will most definately make your night unforgetable!


Heather Gentner

John was so professional, and such a wonderful person to work with. He made our wedding reception a huge hit with the guests. They are still talking about how much fun the reception was and what great music the DJ played. John kept everything moving smooth and never missed a beat. And the best part...he wasnt cheesy at all! Thanks John for all your hard work!


Kelly and Micah Humphrey

A big thank you to DJ by CJ. We appreciated your professionalism and personality. Your schedule for the event and keeping it all going was fantasic. It was nice to not have to worry about the logistics of the evening knowing that it was being taken care of. You did a great job of combining our music with your own selections and the "Jamaican Love Dance" was a riot.

We will highly recommend you to anyone we know is planning an event.


Abby & Josh Brundage

John came highly recommended by my friends and listening to them was one of the best moves I made in my wedding planning! He played all of the songs on my list (even the wierd ones) and then supplemented with other songs that were great! Everyone said it was the most fun they'd had in a long time! I would recommend DJ by CJ to anyone and everyone!


Mike & Samantha Hagy

There are no words to describe how awesome our wedding was! Everyone was complimenting us on the music and the atmosphere! John and Noriel are AMAZING. If you want the best wedding of your life, we would strongly suggest booking DJ by CJ. Thanks you guys!


Lindsey Shah

What can we say, but wow! John and Noriel, you both did an amazing job at our wedding and we can't thank you enough. You were absolutely professional and you kept the party going all night long! You truly made our wedding an unforgettable evening and we will definitely be recommending you to others.

Thank you, again!

Sam and Lindsey Shah


Kristy Miranda

Thank you so much to DJ by CJ for an unforgetable wedding night! John & Noriel were personable, fun, on-time, professional, and creative to say the least. They put on a party that was just how we had imagined....we will definitely call you in the future.

Also - the projection screen onto the tent was awesome!

Thanks for all your hard work!!

Aaron & Kristy Miranda


Janice Parker

John, you did such a great job at my son's wedding ,(07/14/07)making it a huge success!You helped customize it to make our Chinese /American wedding memorable. Thank you for your talent & making everything come together seemingly so effortlessly.



Krystal & Jim

Our Dj, John, was OUTSTANDING!! We had a few drawbacks to our timeline because the dinner took longer to be served than expected. However, everything ran very smoothly, Thanks to John. All of our guests are still talking about the Jamaiican Love Dance, it was so much fun! We would recommend booking DJ by CJ to anyone!!


Aislinn & Andrew

John, Ceremony to reception, the music and your MC-ing was just what we wanted. We were glad you were able to work in so many of our guests' requests, they really loved it. Thank you!


Kristin & David

We are so happy with the job you did at our wedding reception. The music selection was perfect and set the mood for an awesome party. We have received several phone calls and emails telling us how much fun everyone had at our wedding. The screen that showed music videos was great. It kept everyone involved at the reception, even if they did not dance. We truly appreciate the personal touches you put into the music and videos at the reception. You definitely gave us a fabulous wedding reception we will always remember.


Michael & Brittany Lopez

John did a wonderful job at our wedding reception! We were very happy with the song selections and the energy that he brought to the event. Best of all, he is a Gator! Thanks so much for making our special day memorable!


Lisa & Elas Wallace

John, Thank You so much for being the DJ of our dreams, and so much more! You paced our wedding reception out perfectly and several of our family & friends commented on your work. We really enjoyed having you on board the boat, and will definitely be calling you for our future parties. Thank you for your time spent in advance of the day visiting the yacht and also for your ideas. I have a great photo of us. I will e-mail it to you!



I can't thank you enough for making my daughters 16th birthday party such a success. This party will surely be the talk for a long while. All the kids thanked me and said it was the best party. The MTV screen was a hit for sure!!!! Thanks again!!!


Brooke and Mike Boccacino

John, we both want to thank you for an incredible wedding and party. You worked with us and our wishes and the "family dance" was not only perfect but very well received! Everyone has raved about the party and how much fun they had, only wishing it could of lasted longer. The reception was well run, perfect music, fun but elegant - exactly what we had hoped for the reception.
Thank you again for a wonderful wedding!


Chad and Lori Nettles

I want to start off with how grateful we are that we chose you to perform our DJ services for our wedding. It was an extremely sensitive area, The Florida Aquarium no less, with approx 100 guests. We didn't have a wedding coordinator and were really worried how everything was going to time out with our limited timeframe. John really upheld his end of the bargain and kept the entire wedding on track with wonderful music, a fabulous and entertaining atmosphere, and the videos were a hit. Don't even mention the proffesionalism that you exhibited during the entire show! We really loved your services, and would absolutely recommend you to everyone planning thier next event. Thank you John, your expertise lent us the opportunity to create a spectular event everyone is raving about.

Warm Regards,

Chad and Lori Nettles


Bill & Barbara Whitehead

John, thanks for handling all the "little" extras that made Becky and Kham's reception special. A little bit traditional, a little bit out of the ordinary and a LOT of special memories. It was great from the initial planning session to the last minutes of the reception night. You made the evening magical for us and our guests !