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D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech

Jeffersonville, IN

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About D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech

hired 52 times on Thumbtack

Being the highest rated and reviewed DJ on Thumbtack, has came from hard work and going above and beyond for my clients. I always try my best to keep my prices affordable and reasonable so you can receive the best DJ service possible and save money.Feel free to contact me directly at the phone number listed above for a faster response,availability and for any questions about your estimate.

My experience is 28 years in the music business and over 500 successful events. I'm quite known to keep any party moving at an affordable price for my clients. Professional, prompt and reliable, I'm dedicated to making your event memorable,entertaining and fun for you and all of your guests. I'm licensed and insured. I always accept reviews so I can improve my quality of service for my clients.

With a music library over 75,000 songs(all genres), high tech lighting, wireless mics and balanced speakers on stands that rock, I'm guaranteed to keep you and your guests on the dance floor. Book early so your event is saved. I usually work in Ky., In. and Northern
Ohio.(Additional travel cost is applied for events over 50 miles round trip-maximum 200 miles round trip to/from Louisville,Ky).Time duration of your event will be taken into consideration prior to estimate submission.

My services include: weddings/receptions, anniversaries, teen/youth/school dances, birthdays,company parties, church events, etc. (all profanity free music).Photography and video services are also available at discounted rates. As a token of my appreciation, I give wedding couples/celebrated person a custom made c.d. of their special day so they can treasure those great memories for a lifetime.

Thank you for your consideration and see you on the dance floor!

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Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2014

    DJ Joe Smooth was excellecent!! His equipment was top notch! He was on time, set up and ready to go when we needed him to be! He made us a CD of our requested songs and helped to make our day very special! My husband planned a couple of surprises and he was instrumental in making them happen :) He was very professional and we HIGHLY recommend him!

    Thank you DJ Joe Smooth for helping to make our day so special :)

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on April 5, 2014:

    Kenda,
    Your event was absolutely fantastic. From start to finish it was very well organized. I enjoyed DJ'ing your event because your guests stayed on the floor and the energy never stopped. It was great watching the special surprise your husband and the wedding party put together for you. Thank you again and I wish you, Doug and your family many years of continued happiness and love! Joe

  • 5/5 stars March 9, 2014

    Joe was very profeesional, but madethe party fun! There is nothing I think he could have done better. He left her discs of all her party songs. I recommend him for any occasion.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on March 10, 2014:

    I made sure every song she had on her list was played. She and her friends fully enjoyed themselves and wore themselves out from dancing! I also played every song that was requested. The lights worked perfectly and it was so much energy in the room, I even got out on the dance floor and done the Cupid Shuffle. Thanks again Jennifer and I look forward to your other daughters' sweet 16 party in 2015!

  • 5/5 stars December 14, 2013

    Joe was all set-up when the planning committee arrived at the venue early. He had a variety of songs from different time periods which was great since we had attendees from age 20 through 90. He also played requested songs and kept the party going! Joe was very professional and easy to work with!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on December 14, 2013:

    Maria,
    Thank you for your great hospitality and kindness. It was awesome seeing some of the best medical professionals and doctors in the state dance and just have a great time! Your venue was absolutely gorgeous on the UK campus. My promptness and readiness is one of my best traits. I enjoyed creating that soothing feeling when guests first walked in the room. Its a calming effect plus it relaxes them to cordially enjoy themselves. I also catered my playlist so every age group attendee could hear a song they loved.Thank you for this opportunity and I look forward to next years Christmas Party!!
    Joe

  • 5/5 stars December 8, 2013

    DJ Joe Smooth rocked the house last night at my daughter Abby's sweet 16 birthday party! He kept the music flowing all night long and had the kids out on the dance floor. He found songs by my daughter's favorite singer (Austin Mahone) even though he's only an up and coming singer and dedicated one of his songs to my daughter. On top of that he even danced with the birthday girl. I have known Joe for quite some time. He has DJ-d several events for me. He was very professional as always. He worked hard to make sure Abby's experience was special. She really liked the cd he provided afterwards as well!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on December 14, 2013:

    Shannon,
    It was a great night for an awesome event. Abby's friends danced the night away and all her guests seemed to really enjoy her celebration. She even told me that this was the best party she ever had! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of her sweet 16 party and I wish you and your family the best! Joe

  • 5/5 stars December 2, 2013

    Joe was an awesome DJ! He was professional, accommodating and nice to work with. He did my wedding ceremony and reception and our guest loved him. He was entertaining and kept my reception moving. My husband and I were very pleased. I highly recommend Joe and will use him in the future if I ever need a DJ again!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on December 2, 2013:

    Thanks Amber- I enjoyed everything about your event. Your guests were very helpful in giving me a helping hand to ensure your day was as perfect as possible. The lights were magical as you danced your first dance.The reception kept a packed floor because all of the right songs were played at the right time. Everyone enjoyed themselves,stayed engaged in the event and told me what a great job I done.I wish you, your husband and your family future happiness and I was honored to DJ your event!

  • 5/5 stars November 24, 2013

    DJ Joe Smooth DJ'd for my sorority's formal dance. He played all the right songs and was great about playing requested songs. He was really great to work with and got back to me in a timely manner with all my questions while setting up my event. He was very friendly, professional, and he did a great job!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on November 25, 2013:

    Thanks Kelsey-From start to finish this was one of the best college parties I've ever done. At the beautiful Galt House in Louisville,Ky.,people stayed packed on the floor and danced until the final song was played. The song "We are Family" was a perfect sorority song for the members to dance to together. The awesome lighting filled the room and the sound acoustics were perfectly balanced.Thanks Kelsey for being professional and helpful and I look forward to the next KDT college party!!

  • 5/5 stars October 26, 2013

    OMG what a great job he did. Made my wedding spectacular. Highly recommend choosing Joe as your entertainment. Thank you Joe for making my day special.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on November 6, 2013:

    Thanks Julie- From start to finish, your day went extremely well. The rehearsal for the ceremony was necessary because everyone lined up perfectly and awaited your grand entrance. The reception was also great from the introduction of your wedding party until the last song.Thanks for a wonderful and successful event and best wishes to your new beginning. Joe

  • 5/5 stars October 6, 2013

    Joe was great, friendly and fun he helped make the evening a success. Very pleasant Thanks

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on October 29, 2013:

    Thanks Susan- It was a wonderful event and it turned out to be quite successful. The rain couldn't prevent your daughter and son in law from having the dream wedding that they always imagined! Thanks again and it was a pleasure doing your daughters event!

  • 5/5 stars September 20, 2013

    Joe provided the music for an event at our college. The students, faculty, and staff have given me feedback on how much they enjoyed the music Joe played and the fun atmosphere Joe helped to create. I highly recommend that anyone who needs a DJ hires Joe for their event. He is wonderful to work with before, during, and after the event. I will definitely hire him to DJ all our upcoming events. Pam Pierce, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, WKU

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on September 20, 2013:

    Thank you Pam for your hospitality and kindness. Your planning along with great weather and a good turnout made this a very successful and memorable event. It was awesome watching the faculty dance to the electric slide. I heard the University's President was even letting off steam on the dancefloor! All around, we've could'nt have organized a better event for your incoming freshmen. I look forward to coming back on campus for another awesome college party and collaborating with you!

  • 5/5 stars September 18, 2013

    Joe was very prompt in replying to my requests, great with the kids, selected music as asked, and really easy to work with. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on September 18, 2013:

    The venue was perfect for the lights and the music which was selected. The kids really enjoyed themselves and the energy filled the room! Your daughter was very satisfied and her friends were exhausted from dancing! Thanks to you,your husband and daughter for being engaging and very helpful. Blessings to your family and thanks again! Joe

  • 5/5 stars August 14, 2013

    I highly recommend Joe for your D.J. for any event. We used him for our wedding and he did an awesome job! Our schedule for the day got a little mixed up so the pictures that we were supposed to have taken prior to the reception didn't get done. Our reception became hectic because we were trying to get all of our pictures done at the same time as we are trying to go through the events of the reception and keep the party going so everyone would stay entertained and want to stay. So my husband and I were all over the place. Joe did a fabulous job at keeping the crowd entertained, but more importantly at being flexible to working around all of the changes that we were asking of him. We received several compliments from the guests that he did an awesome job and was very friendly. He was also a pleasure to work with. Prior to the wedding he was very efficient at working with me on arranging the song list and schedule. He also worked with me because I saw a special promotion he was running but I didn't qualify for it for some reason. I can't remember if it was because I was a day late or something, but either way, I just remember he worked with me on it. Then at the end he gave us a CD that had all of the songs that we chose for the reception. I can't remember if he advertised that he did that or not, but we were surprised and extremely appreciative of it. We listened to it as we drove on our honeymoon and it made for such a special trip for us and we loved it!!! Joe is awesome! He is the most reasonably priced DJ we found and he is definitely not one of those "you get what you pay for" experiences because he did everything perfectly and I couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you Joe for helping us have such an awesome day!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on August 15, 2013:

    Kristi,
    Thank you for such an awesome review! I work hard on providing the best service possible. I enjoyed working with you to make your day as perfect as possible. I'm heartfelt that I could make such an impact on your special day. I aim for 110% satisfaction from my clients. I believe I earned that from you. I'm grateful for your trusting in my services. I'm just a phone call away if you or anyone you know needs a quality D.J. Thank you for all you've done and I wish you and your husband many years of happiness and blessings!
    Joe

  • 5/5 stars July 23, 2013

    Joe was the DJ for my wedding and did a phenomenal job. We requested numerous songs from small artists and he was able to include all of them. His dinner music fill-ins were great choices, and he was very flexible with last-minute adjustments to the order of events at our reception. Joe is extremely friendly and has the ability to be either the center of attention or work behind-the-scenes according to your preferences. I would definitely recommend Joe for your upcoming event.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on July 30, 2013:

    From start to finish, Mandy's reception was entertaining. I stuck to her playlist requests,was on time with her special song lineup and added fill in songs to extend her favorites throughout the night.The guests danced,had fun and I really enjoyed the enthusiasm. The lights and the balanced sound worked awesome and the event was very successful.Thank you for trusting in my services for your special day and your kind words. I wish you and your husband all the best and blessings to you and your families.

  • 5/5 stars May 28, 2013

    DJ Joe did an excellent job for our party. Most of the night you didnt know he was there. He just kept playing great music and kept everyone entertainered. Great job Joe and I will definitely call you for our next occasion.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on May 29, 2013:

    It was a great turnout and I tried to play all genres of music to keep everyone happy. The people danced outside to the awesome light show and my lights and the clear balanced sound lit up the night perfectly. The dance,country and rock music fit just right with the different age group attendees. Many people told me it was a successful event and they would like to use me again. Thank you Robert for having such a great outdoor event on a great night. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

  • 4/5 stars March 25, 2013

    DJ Joe provided the music for my our daughter's sweet 16 birthday party. What a boring party it would have been without a DJ. Joe kept the music going all night and had some nice lights that brought the party from boring to hopping!! We would recommend him and will use him again in the future as our other daughter is already planning her sweet 16! However, the disc he made for our daughter was blank. It did not play, we tried it in many devices. Maybe we could get another copy made?

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on March 25, 2013:

    Stephanie,
    It was a hopping party! I had a great time and the lights were perfect for your venue.I don't know how the cd I made for your daughter did'nt work. It was the same disc that I used throughout the party. I'll be happy to make you another one and I greatly apologize for that mishap. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars March 17, 2013

    We had Joe DJ an Elementary School Festival/Carnival for us. He supplied all the equipment and age appropriate music. He arrived way ahead of time to make sure all the equipment was set up & running properly for the event. Having him there gave the event such a fun party atmosphere! We threw a lot of crazy announcements at him during the night and he handled all of them smoothly and with a laugh when we needed it! He interacted with the kids well too. We are already talking about getting him back for a couple more events this year.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on March 17, 2013:

    With an amazing turnout,this was a very successful school event.Thank you Susan and all of your staff for having me for this Spring Festival event.Everyone complimented me on the music and the sound. I look forward to doing more fundraiser community events like this in the future.You and your staff worked effortlessly and were very helpful.The results was a great community event that everyone seem to really enjoy.

  • 5/5 stars February 5, 2013

    Everything went very smoothly. THe DJ was on time and started the music as planned. He also had lights that went with the beat of the music- AMAZING! This was for my 14yr old daughter and he played music that was PG but still popular. DJ Joe Smooth even played music to introduce my daughter as she arrived to the party. My daughter and her 40 friends really enjoyed themselves - I would definitely book DJ Joe Smooth again!!

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on February 5, 2013:

    It was a great teen party. The kids enjoyed themselves and danced to the music. I played every song the birthday girl had listed on her special music list. The mother who hired me was very professional and had a intenary of all the events that were to be done.This made the night even better because I actually had about 10 minute break.Once the music started back up after the games, the floor was repacked and they danced until their parents came to pick them up.Thanks again Kari for the kind words and blessings to your family.

  • 5/5 stars February 4, 2013

    Dj Smooth played at my wedding reception and we were very impressed. He did a great job of coordinating with me each line of vents. He got everyone up and moving, everyone loved him. I searched around for weeks before i thumbtack and he found me. I'm so glad he did! No complaints, also very funny

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on February 4, 2013:

    Chloe and Terry had a beautiful wedding reception.The events went smoothly and I played every song that she provided on her Wedding Agenda list.The lights were perfect for her reception and the people dance until it was over.She has a great family and I wish them blessings and a happy future.

  • 5/5 stars December 2, 2012

    Joe was prompt and played until the end of my daughters Sweet 16 party. He is very thorough, professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about music and his equipment. His light-show was spectacular as it moved with the music. The sound was of outstanding quality and not to loud. For the venue, the sound was perfect and people could still have conversations. Many of the guests complemented me on the DJ, and were impressed with the sound and lights. I will definitely use Joe again and recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ and expects professionalism at it best.

    Joe F. from D.J.Joe Smooth- DJ,Light Specialist and Sound Tech replied to this review on December 2, 2012:

    I had a great time in the beautiful city of Jasper,In.Ms Mills was an outstanding client.Her daughters sweet 16 party was a huge success.Thanks again for everything you done and blessings to you and your family : )

  • 5/5 stars September 17, 2012

    Joe did a fantastic job at my sister's wedding. He was very professional and played everything that was requested. I will definitely use Joe again!

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2012

    Very professional, on time, and had the crowd rocking! I highly recommend DJ Joe Smooth for your next event!

  • 5/5 stars September 2, 2012

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  • 5/5 stars September 1, 2012

    DJ Joe CMS students just love him, we have use this wonderful DJ from many years now. He really knows how to get the party started. BEST DJ I know. Thanks Joe,

  • 5/5 stars September 1, 2012

    Joe provided DJ services for my daughter's wedding. He kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night -- never was a dull moment. Thanks, Joe!

  • 5/5 stars August 7, 2012

    Professional DJ who keeps the party going! He made our wedding reception one of the standout events of the year! Whether a wedding, birthday, family function, ACROSS THE BRIDGE PRODUCTIONS is #1 choice.

  • 5/5 stars July 30, 2012

    Joe was timely and professional. I would recommend his services to anyone hosting a formal event.

  • 5/5 stars May 23, 2012

    I think he would be a great DJ for any event. He was very polite and responded quickly to all my messages. His quote was very reasonable. He was the farthest away from my venue and I didn't think it would be fair to choose him at such a low quote given the price of gas. After his travel expenses he would not have made much from doing the job. When I let him know that we had chosen someone else he still congratulated me on my engagement and said to keep him in mind for any future jobs. He was very professional and had I lived closer to him he would have been my top choice.

  • 5/5 stars May 13, 2012

    Joe was great. He was very personable and patient. Everyone had a great time dancing and the lights were great. Thanks Joe for being a part of such a memorable day.

  • 5/5 stars October 10, 2011

    DJ Joe was awesome! All our favorite songs were played. He made the night wonderful and kept the party going! Everyone was up and dancing at our wedding reception, which is exactly what we wanted, a crowded dance floor! The special lighting he had was an extra surprise! Thanks so much DJ Joe for making our night soooo special from the announcing of the wedding party to the last song of the night - we'll never forget it! Anytime anyone needs a DJ you are the FIRST on our list.

  • 5/5 stars January 12, 2011

    We couldn't have found a better wedding reception DJ--He played every song that we requested and our wedding reception music was customized with great volume(not blaring), on time and he kept the party and everyone into the event---everyone danced and even our kids and grandparents enjoyed the dance music--will definitely pass his number to my family and friends if they need a DJ!! Thanks Joe you were great!!

  • 5/5 stars April 26, 2010

    Great DJ! A+ service

  • 5/5 stars April 26, 2010

    DJ Joe was great at my brother's 40th birthday party in April. We asked Mr. DJ if he could play R&B and Ole Skool Music at our party, he provided colorful stroll lights and speakers. My family keep asking when is the next basement party! I would recommend Mr. DJ to my family and friends!

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most of my DJ jobs consists of wedding receptions/ceremonies. I also do school dances, birthday parties, graduation parties and other special events. I can DJ any type of event with any type of musical genre. My music library is extensive and I try to cater to everyone's musical taste. With any party that I'm able to do, you can be sure that I will give 100% effort to provide you the best DJ experience possible.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. I recently DJ'ed a wedding reception. The people danced and requested different songs.The whole event went smoothly and everyone loved the lighting. I always try my best to play what the couple want to hear before the evening is over. That's why I request songs from their favorite artists to create a playlist. I just completed a job which I had to travel 260 miles back and forth to DJ a wedding. My other job was a High School prom dance which went extremely well because the people were very pleased and impressed with the clean hip hop, the up to date dance music and the lighting which perfectly illuminated the gymnasium.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. I am someone who is prompt and on time.I give my all to provide the best music for all of your guests and give top notch entertainment.My dance music is hip,fun for all and can last all night.I have always accepted feedback from my clients so I can improve on all aspects on my services.With energizing lights that can fill any room,the experience that i create is visual, dynamic and leaves a positive impression.My setup is neat with a balanced sound that can amplify any venue.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Disc Jockey rates vary based on talent, experience, emcee ability, service, coordination, equipment needed, music knowledge, mixing ability and personality.

Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $350.00 to over $5,000.00 with an average of $1,200.00 for a 4 hour booking. The best price is not always the best deal, especially if you are planning a wedding. As a matter of fact, surveys conclude that nearly 100% of brides would have spent more money on their entertainment and made it their #1 priority in hindsight.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Do you provide references to any of your shows?How to dress and what genres can your services provide.Is the music you play free from profanity?Is your music suitable for all of my guests?Do you take requests or is the music that you play for this event only?How can you be contacted for future events and how long must I book in advance to receive your services?Is there a song list I can make that you can play by?How long have you been in business and are you licensed and have valid insurance?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. If they're actually getting a great deal for a great D.J. and will your event be a memorable one?
I try and make my prices as reasonable as possible.I feel a newlywed couple shouldn't go into debt with dresses,venue rental, catering and an overpriced D.J. I give them the best estimate I can while trying to stay within their budget. The lighting and ceremonial music is included in my estimate. A complimentary CD is also given to the special couple or person.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Because I give my all to create the best musical experience that a DJ can offer.I also give samples of my professional mixes that I custom make in my studio.I have my college degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. I have a vast knowledge about sound and lighting which reflects in the events that I complete.I talk very little and keep dinner music at a comfortable volume level to allow for general conversation. I'm prompt, professional and have all genres of music.Including Billboard Top 100,clean rap, dance music,popular line dance music ect. that will last until the party is over.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I like a friendly and fun crowd. I like an energetic party atmosphere because that a sign of a great event. I also like seeing the bride and groom or whoever is being celebrated have a great time!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Do you take requests or do you required a deposit? I take requests and no deposit is required if the event is under 100 miles round trip from Louisville, Ky.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Every event I'm fortunate to provide my services brings a story from my work.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. How much planning and preparation goes into providing the playlist. Every song on a CD that's played at the event has to be heard in its entirety. Every song has to be in the correct order as the client specifies. I also arrive 1 hour and 15 min-1 hour 30 mins before the event to ensure the sound,lights,mics ect is perfect for the event prior to guests arriving.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I always was the man who had all the new music before everyone else. I always have had a good ear for great music and know how to feel a crowd to keep them on the dance floor. At the same time, providing good service and taking care of the clients at their event.

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