DJ Johnny Hawkes
DJ Johnny Hawkes

DJ Johnny Hawkes

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Introduction: Greetings of the day! My name is Johnny Hawkes. It's a pleasure to meet you. I am a very reliable, passionate, and outgoing professional DJ. I have a worldly collection of over 120k songs to match any genres of music you prefer including Top 40, Hip-Hop, EDM, Latin, Bollywood, Middle Eastern, Lounge/Chill, and all the Decade Classics. I supply top-of-the-line JBL SRX15P & QSC 12.2 Pro Audio sound and industry-standard Pioneer Electronic and Technic 1200 DJ systems. I also carry $2M liability insurance. Music transcends age, race, religion, creed, and social status. It is built into our DNA to celebrate and dance to music. I feel honored to have connected with thousands of individuals on dancefloors all over the world that come together from diverse backgrounds to celebrate through music. My current clients include Netflix, Rolls Royce Motorcars, McLaren Automotive, Ferrari of Beverly Hills, Aston Martin Sport Cars, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Paramount Pictures, The Los Angeles Zoo, The Four Seasons Hotel of Beverly Hills, and The SoHo House of Beverly Hills. I also held a semi-annual DJ residency at the Playboy Mansion for 6 years. "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" - Bob Marley

Hired 59 times

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22 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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  • The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills


  • Academy Awards Sunday Brunch



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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

35 reviews


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Claire R.


Johnny was fantastic! He delivered the exact vibe that we wanted, starting with chilled lounge set during dinner and then taking us to the next level for a party. Everyone was dancing and didn’t want the night to end. Would 100% recommend
DJ Johnny Hawkes's reply
Thank you so much, Claire! It was an honor to be a part of the 50th birthday celebration! Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Looking forward to the next one!!
Aug 16, 2021
Richard K.


DJ Johnny was the man. Not only was he very professional, had a wide array of song selection but he orchestrated the event very well. He knew which track to play at which time and all of our guests had a great time. Thanks again DJ Johnny, I will be sure to call you on our next event.
May 7, 2019
Gerri M.


DJ Johnny made my sister's 50th bday event amazing. He met all our expectations, very professional and very flexible with our requirements. We recommend him to any events.
Feb 25, 2019
Crystal c.


DJ Hawkes is a quality, fun, energetic DJ. I would highly recommend him for any party. He responds quickly, plays great music and is altogether very professional!
DJ Johnny Hawkes's reply
Thank you for the wonderful review, Crystal! Your holiday party was a blast and I’m so happy to have been a part of it! Thank you again for having me!
Dec 14, 2018
Sue P.


Johnny was absolutely top of the line! He DJ 'd and MC'd our big birthday bash on a yacht for a fantastic evening! Everyone --- and I mean everyone--was up dancing and having a great time! He is fabulous to work with----excellent follow up and follow thru. He did his research and delivered above and beyond Hire him today--- now! Sue P Private -VIP Events Planner
Nov 21, 2013
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John Hawkes


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    You, the client, can gain a lot of perspective of my personality and professionalism in a quick phone call or email. I believe the hiring of a DJ should easy and fun to do. Once a working relationship established, that stress is now eliminated from your event planning and we can start having fun putting together the perfect soundtrack for your event.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Music transcends age, race, religion, creed and social status. It is built into our DNA to celebrate and dance to music. I feel honored to have connected with individuals all over the world that come from every type of background through music. I have DJ'd all over the US including and not limited to Las Vegas, SanFran, San Diego, Hawaii, NYC, and Minneapolis. Internationally, I have DJ'd in Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, S.Korea, Thailand and Malaysia. Music is the answer!

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Over the last 17 years I have been an in-demand DJ for corporate events, private events, weddings, birthdays, movie premieres, award shows, openings of upscale businesses and restaurants, and Hollywood nightclubs in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco I also DJ smaller events and private parties for a more intimate setting. I am always looking for new experiences and opportunities with new clients.

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