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John Harper Disc Jockey Services

Nags Head , NC
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Nags Head, NC 27959 US (map)

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252-473-4528

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I've provided mobile disc-jockey services on the Outer Banks since 1985, playing for more than 1000 wedding receptions and 250 functions (school dances, class reunions, corporate events,... Read more
I've provided mobile disc-jockey services on the Outer Banks since 1985, playing for more than 1000 wedding receptions and 250 functions (school dances, class reunions, corporate events, Christmas parties,etc.).

Since May 2011, I've been I'm on the air 10 a.m. to noon weekdays at the Manteo-based Triple A station 99.1-The Sound. We stream at 991thesound.com. I'm also heard 6 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday at Classic Rock 104.9 and 92.3.

From 1985 until 1993, I programmed WOBR-Beach 95FM, the top-rated radio station on the Outer Banks, and one of the first successful AAA (adult album alternative) stations in the country. I also did the afternoon-drive shift and produced commercials.

Prior to moving to the Outer Banks, I was a staff announcer at several radio stations in Richmond, Va., including WEZS-Easy 104, WTVR-Lite 98 and WRXL-XL102. Since 1994, I've been the entertainment writer (mostly music) for the North Carolina section of the Virginian-Pilot, and The Coast, a weekly supplement to the Pilot.

In addition, I've done voiceovers for dozens of local businesses, including Regional Medical Center, Manteo Booksellers and East Carolina Bank. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

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Ashley
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
We love John! From the first time I spoke to John, I knew he was ready to party! We had such a fun time at our wedding! The dance floor was never EMPTY! All the guests were commenting how that was the best playlist (some even wanted a copy of his playlist). John was so easy to work with and helped a lot with our timeline and kept us on track. Thank you so much John!! :)
We love John! From the first time I spoke to John, I knew he was ready to party! We had such a fun time at our wedding! Read more...
We love John! From the first time I spoke to John, I knew he was ready to party! We had such a fun time at our wedding! The dance floor was never EMPTY! All the guests were commenting how that was the best playlist (some even wanted a copy of his playlist). John was so easy to work with and helped a lot with our timeline and kept us on track. Thank you so much John!! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
John Harper did an awesome job DJing our wedding reception. He was professionally dressed, timely, and prepared based on our prior meetings to discuss details. John has a great sense of humor but he did not spend a lot of time (really no time that we noticed) chatting to the guests as I have witnessed other DJs do. With a large family in attendance, we wanted to keep the party appealing to as many people as possible with ages from toddler to 80s. John selected appropriate music depending on the time of the night and who was dancing at the time. He stuck to his word and did not play any songs that we had put on the "no" list without first double checking with the bride and groom...we did have one of those songs played as it was a favorite of the groom's parents, unbeknownst to us. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
John Harper did an awesome job DJing our wedding reception. He was professionally dressed, timely, and prepared based on Read more...
John Harper did an awesome job DJing our wedding reception. He was professionally dressed, timely, and prepared based on our prior meetings to discuss details. John has a great sense of humor but he did not spend a lot of time (really no time that we noticed) chatting to the guests as I have witnessed other DJs do. With a large family in attendance, we wanted to keep the party appealing to as many people as possible with ages from toddler to 80s. John selected appropriate music depending on the time of the night and who was dancing at the time. He stuck to his word and did not play any songs that we had put on the "no" list without first double checking with the bride and groom...we did have one of those songs played as it was a favorite of the groom's parents, unbeknownst to us. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Read less
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Lindi
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
John was very nice and very helpful!! He was actually the one vendor whom didn't stress me! Lol! I had some issues before our wedding with my mother getting very sick and typical wedding craziness and he understood, actually asked how my mom was doing and helped me finish our set list, we literally decided on two very important songs the night before the wedding due to all the craziness!! He was on time and professional, he was nice and friendly, I would def recommend him to anyone!
John was very nice and very helpful!! He was actually the one vendor whom didn't stress me! Lol! I had some issues before Read more...
John was very nice and very helpful!! He was actually the one vendor whom didn't stress me! Lol! I had some issues before our wedding with my mother getting very sick and typical wedding craziness and he understood, actually asked how my mom was doing and helped me finish our set list, we literally decided on two very important songs the night before the wedding due to all the craziness!! He was on time and professional, he was nice and friendly, I would def recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Elyse
Wedding:
4/25/2015
4.9/5.0
John was great to work with! He keep the crowd moving!
John was great to work with! He keep the crowd moving!
John was great to work with! He keep the crowd moving! Read less
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Ashton
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We met John at the Outer Banks Wedding expo and knew immediately that he was the dj we wanted. He was laid back and confident and not at all pushy. He was by far the easiest vendor to deal with. I can't remember a single time during the reception when people weren't dancing. He read the crowd perfectly. I'm glad that we ordered a larger dance floor because he had us dancing all night. Best dj ever. I'd recommend him to anyone who asked.
We met John at the Outer Banks Wedding expo and knew immediately that he was the dj we wanted. He was laid back and Read more...
We met John at the Outer Banks Wedding expo and knew immediately that he was the dj we wanted. He was laid back and confident and not at all pushy. He was by far the easiest vendor to deal with. I can't remember a single time during the reception when people weren't dancing. He read the crowd perfectly. I'm glad that we ordered a larger dance floor because he had us dancing all night. Best dj ever. I'd recommend him to anyone who asked. Read less
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Christianna
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
As a bride trying to plan a destination wedding in the Outer Banks, John Harper was a saint, offering to help in any way. Initially, I did a lot of online research trying to find the best of the best for a DJ and photographer, John Harper's reviews moved him to the top of the list of desired DJ's. In emailing both the photographer and DJ, they individually offered to give additional recommendations to make the best choice possible being a bride planning from afar. Both recommended each other and offered to help in any way possible, from looking at event homes, giving their professional opinion, and going out of their way to assure my questions were answers and I felt confident in booking the vendors.

John was always quick to respond to emails, and phone calls. He helped the reception run smoothly and played a GREAT combination of music to get ALL generations dancing and having a great time! I would recommend John over and over as the BEST DJ in the Outer Banks, you will not be disappointed!
As a bride trying to plan a destination wedding in the Outer Banks, John Harper was a saint, offering to help in any way. Read more...
As a bride trying to plan a destination wedding in the Outer Banks, John Harper was a saint, offering to help in any way. Initially, I did a lot of online research trying to find the best of the best for a DJ and photographer, John Harper's reviews moved him to the top of the list of desired DJ's. In emailing both the photographer and DJ, they individually offered to give additional recommendations to make the best choice possible being a bride planning from afar. Both recommended each other and offered to help in any way possible, from looking at event homes, giving their professional opinion, and going out of their way to assure my questions were answers and I felt confident in booking the vendors.

John was always quick to respond to emails, and phone calls. He helped the reception run smoothly and played a GREAT combination of music to get ALL generations dancing and having a great time! I would recommend John over and over as the BEST DJ in the Outer Banks, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
John Harper is hands down the best DJ in the Outer Banks! He was easy to work with and never complicated anything! When planning a wedding that is huge. He played the songs we requested and also has an amazing talent at picking the best music for the specific crowd. All of my guests talked about how great the music was and it is all thanks to John! If you are getting married in the OBX reserve him NOW! He is so good that he books up fast!
John Harper is hands down the best DJ in the Outer Banks! He was easy to work with and never complicated anything! When Read more...
John Harper is hands down the best DJ in the Outer Banks! He was easy to work with and never complicated anything! When planning a wedding that is huge. He played the songs we requested and also has an amazing talent at picking the best music for the specific crowd. All of my guests talked about how great the music was and it is all thanks to John! If you are getting married in the OBX reserve him NOW! He is so good that he books up fast! Read less
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Clarissa
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We searched a few DJ's in the Outer Banks area and when I contacted John Harper, I really liked talking to him, he was very personable, especially because he called instead of e-mailing back. We went down and meet up with him in NC and my impression was great, he was outgoing, funny and very experienced. I sent him a list of songs, but at the wedding I felt that he read the crowd and knew exactly what they liked. The dance floor was full most of the night. I was amazed. It made the reception very fun!!!
We searched a few DJ's in the Outer Banks area and when I contacted John Harper, I really liked talking to him, he was Read more...
We searched a few DJ's in the Outer Banks area and when I contacted John Harper, I really liked talking to him, he was very personable, especially because he called instead of e-mailing back. We went down and meet up with him in NC and my impression was great, he was outgoing, funny and very experienced. I sent him a list of songs, but at the wedding I felt that he read the crowd and knew exactly what they liked. The dance floor was full most of the night. I was amazed. It made the reception very fun!!! Read less
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Katlin
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
From the minute John started playing music until the very last song everyone was on the dance floor. He definitely knows how to make a party. John was also so personal and friendly and was available by phone to answer any questions. No complaints here!
From the minute John started playing music until the very last song everyone was on the dance floor. He definitely knows Read more...
From the minute John started playing music until the very last song everyone was on the dance floor. He definitely knows how to make a party. John was also so personal and friendly and was available by phone to answer any questions. No complaints here! Read less
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Tony and Alisha
Wedding:
8/15/2014
4.8/5.0
John was an amazing DJ for our wedding. He was responsive, easy going, and everyone said he played a wonderful variety of fun songs. He even played almost all the songs that were requested- but used his knowledge to keep everyone happy and dancing! He is highly recommended.
John was an amazing DJ for our wedding. He was responsive, easy going, and everyone said he played a wonderful variety of Read more...
John was an amazing DJ for our wedding. He was responsive, easy going, and everyone said he played a wonderful variety of fun songs. He even played almost all the songs that were requested- but used his knowledge to keep everyone happy and dancing! He is highly recommended. Read less
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