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About Johnny Lightning DJ Karaoke

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Hi! Thanks for checking out Johnny Lightning's DJ service!

I've been doing weddings, birthdays and all other events for over 25 years! I'm professional, reliable, affordable, and fun!

I am a wedding expert who does things your way with my expertise. Please select Johnny Lightning when requesting your quote.

Contact me today for a customized price quote for your wedding reception or special event!

I am a famous, award-winning DJ, karaoke KJ, vocalist, wedding officiant, and artist impersonator. I have over 25 years of experience with weddings, parties, and corporate events and in tribute artist performances of Elvis Presley, Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, Bat Man, and Santa Claus.

I do not lip sync or pantomime. I actually sing live all vocals and in tribute artist performances. I will travel anywhere in the United States, and I have never cancelled or missed a gig for any reason in my over 25-year career.

Please be sure to request Johnny Lightning when asking for a quote.

Johnny Lightning DJ Karaoke won the the coveted 2015 Reader's Choice Award for best DJ in the Central United States, and was awarded the best of 2014 award on Gig Masters.


Bonnieville, KY 42713

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  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    on time, good variety of music, let our teenagers play their own music as well. Very respectful and a good value.

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    Thank you Johnny for your services at my daughters reception at lenior city,Tn. you were very much welcomed and all my guests including the bride and groom were happy,thats all that mattered.

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    DJ Johnny Lightning did a great job at our Spring Carnival; the music added to the atmosphere and the lkids enjoyed meeting him!

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    Johnny took care of the music for our high school prom. He was easy to work with and was really interested in making sure that everyone had a good time. The students sent him a playlist and he did a great job of finding even the obscure songs that they wanted. We would hire him again because we felt like he actually cared!

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    What a perfect fit for our AAC Comic Jam. Thanks for your GREAT contribution to its success!

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    Johnny did a great job. He had every song that the guest wanted to sing. He kept the party going!

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    Oh my gosh Johnny was fantastic!!! Everyone loved him!!!!

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    Johnny was always helpful, polite , and so enthusiastic for our wedding! Our guests had a blast ad he made our evening so special!

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    Johnny provided his services for our June 7th wedding. He arrived prepared and ready to do both the ceremony (outside) and the reception (inside). He was extremely professional, but absolutely a treat! He gave us a serenade for our wedding, which was above and beyond anything that I ever imagined! We couldn't have been happier with Johnny, I will recommend him to everyone and certainly hire him again! Thanks Johnny!!!

    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morgan

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    Great job...Deliver actually what he said and what you want...Highly recommend him

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    He did a wonderful job at our wedding.

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    DJ Johnny Lightning did an amazing job. He was there early and stayed late. This guy played some awesome music, sang and had a great time with the crowd. He fit right in like he'd been hanging out with us crazy people for years. He let us throw some of his t-shirts out to the crowd and I got to keep one as well. He even gave me some tips on how to use the mic, I'm horrible at it. I will definatly be hiring him again for next season!! Thank you for everything Johnny !!!

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    Johnny did an amazing job for my daughter's sweet 16 birthday.
    Teenager's are sometimes hard to get them engaged
    But they all left saying what a great time they had.
    He was very professional and truly enjoys that we does

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    We hired Johnny for a birthday party. He was there on time and did a great job. It was alot of fun. He has a ton of music to pick from.

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    Johnny was our DJ and wedding officiant at our granddaughters wedding in Scottsville, Ky. at the Lyric on Main. He was wonderful. Johnny was very professional, very prepared, I could not have ask for anything more. I highly recommend Johnny for any event!!

  • 5/5 stars Event DJ Verified Review

    Johnny was a true professional and did a wonderful job running karaoke at the benefit for our not-for-profit. He was extremely patient, flexible, fun, and a really nice guy. He got everyone involved and participating and made it our best event ever. Thanks Johnny!

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    You did a wonderful job!!! Thankyou so much!!!! I'm so thankful you could make it and you did great. My parents loved it.

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    Had a very pleasant experience with Johnny Lightning for my daughter's Sweet 16 Party. Very prompt, professional and FUN!
    Everyone had a great time, all ages! Thanks, Again!

  • 5/5 stars

    He was very prompt on arriving and having everything ready to go. He played great music and played all of our request. We all had a great time at our wedding and would recommend him to all of our friends. He also has a great voice. Him and my husband sang alot of good songs together and they sounded great. Thanks for everything Johnny!

Question and answer

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

A. I think the only way you can select a DJ with confidence is if the DJ is referred by someone you trust, or if you can find several reviews that are favorable. Skill and dependability are the key. I have DJ'd over 250 weddings and have worked with wedding couples and planners in 25 states and 5 countries. I have never missed or canceled a gig in my entire career.

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

A. I have performed at over 650 events and and over 250 weddings. I have worked with event coordinators and wedding planners in 25 states and 5 countries. I have trained many DJ's and was co author of the article "How to select your DJ" In World Review. I am not just a D.J., I am an entertainer. I can contribute live vocals to any event. As an ordained Minister I can solemnize your marriage, or if your wedding officiant doesn't show up, you have me. As a tribute artist, I can add a guest appearance by Elvis, Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, Bat Man, or Santa. I am OUTSTANDING, DEPENDABLE, & REASONABLY PRICED. Thank you, Johnny

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love music and I love to sing. I love the way it makes me feel to know that I made someones wedding, or birthday so special for them. I love the feeling I get when I get to be Elvis Presley, Jimmy Buffett, or Frank Sinatra, especially for retirement Community residents, and they are so excited. I love the looks on the children's faces when I am their Santa, or Bat Man. I love to find great voices while hosting Karaoke. There is nothing like playing or singing the right song at the perfect time. I love my job.

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

A. Q If we decide we want Karaoke, would this be possible, and if so would that cost extra???
A I am always Karaoke ready with over 4,000 songs, and there is never an extra charge for this service.
Q We would like to know how much it would be for you to Officiate at our wedding? A If I am your DJ, there is no extra charge.
Q would it be possible for you to do Elvis for our guests and if so what is the charge/
A Yes and there is no extra charge.

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

A. I did an Elvis concert in a nursing home for Elvis's birthday. After the concert I took pictures with the audience. I learned that the residents had made picture frames in arts and crafts and their picture with Elvis was to go in the frame. I was asked if I would mind visiting the residents that were not able to attend the concert and I said no problem. One resident, an elderly woman was in bed in a comatose state. I got on one knee and put my head next to hers for the photo. She looked at me, her eyes lit up and she said "I know you" the staff was so amazed they started crying and I did also. I don't know what could make a person feel better than that!!!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. On Jan.7 2015, I had the honor of being Jimmy Buffett for Jack's 50th Birthday party in Marietta, Georgia. This was a surprise party. I arrived early and set up in the living room. I was Jimmy Buffett and ready to go when Jack arrived. When everyone yelled surprise I broke out singing "FRUITCAKES", Jack was overwhelmed, he was speechless. After 12 songs Jack cut the cake and I played some dance music and requests from party guests, then we all sang Karaoke. I absolutely felt like one of the family and I had as much fun as anyone. It was so great. I love my job!!!!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I am constantly downloading songs to add to my library. Every wedding I do that requires special song choices that I download become part of my library. I download the top 100 song choices of every year for each different genre of music and they are in my library. Every class reunion that requires all the popular songs for that year is in my library. I do a lot of school events, and teen parties and constantly search the most popular teen and hip hop tunes and dance music. I have an excellent feel for what each group of people want to hear, and it is so great when the music is right and everyone is dancing and having fun.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. I have a great personality and I love to work with people. I love making a wedding or birthday party extra special. I love music, I love to sing, and I love it when others sing. I love to watch the kids chase the lights that move about the floor. I like it when the dogs do it also. It is so great to be part of something special and share in good times with people.

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