DJ by CJ
Dj by CJ
DJ by CJ Event Dj's
   ABOUT US
   

John Strandberg, Owner

  John Strandberg, Owner

"If you're looking for a DJ who understands your audience, motivates a party like none other, and leaves people feeling as if they've had the time of their lives, then you've found your man with John Strandberg.” -- Caren Lobo Read more praise for DJ by CJ

With more than 18 years’ experience as a professional DJ and 1000 events in his repertoire, John has earned a reputation throughout the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas as the go-to guy for creating fun, unforgettable events. John’s extensive musical background gives him the edge over other DJs. As a professional drummer, John worked for years performing both on stage and in the recording studio. He has a comprehensive understanding of music, its effect on your guests and, more importantly, how it can make or break your event.

 
 

Service and Set-Up
John will meet with you one-on-one weeks before your event to thoroughly review all the details. We have no pre-set play lists. What music we play and when we play it is based on your individual tastes, as well as the mood and response of your guests.

Every engagement includes the following at no extra cost*:

• Complete professional sound systems with lights, haze machine, video screen, cordless    microphones and interactive props (see our set-up).
• Two-hour set-up and one-hour breakdown.
• Master of ceremony services.
• Two-person team: John and DJ Noriel Castro, who has more than 18 years event experience.

*Gratuity not included.

BOOK EARLY! When you start planning your event, reserving your location and entertainment should be your first step. John will book your event more than a year in advance.

Pricing
Granted, we can’t beat the cost of your nephew and his iPod (you get what you pay for, after all). But for the great show we put on, our prices would surprise you. Prices are tailored to the individual needs of your event. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Additional Wireless Uplighting

DJ by CJ now has the option to also provide the latest in wireless LED uplighting for your special event.  Instead of having two vendors to manage, DJ by CJ can handle your complete DJ and lighting experience for your event! Contact us for more details.


 

DJ by CJ are licensed, insured professionals covered for $1,000,000 in liability.     


 

Noriel Castro

  Noriel Castro

Noriel Castro has over 18 years event experience and event planning. He has worked for the last 10 years as a DJ working exclusively with John Strandberg, Owner of DJ by CJ. His professional demeanor and attention to detail, has played a major role helping DJ by CJ to be the premiere mobile DJ Company in the Tampa Bay area.

 

 

Brian Black

  Brian Black

For as long as Brian can remember, all he ever wanted to do is DJ. When he was fifteen he bought his first pair of turntables and never looked back. He started spinning in Ybor City night clubs before he was legally allowed to enter them and made a name for himself by DJing any event he could get, from sweet sixteen's to aerobics classes and yes, plenty of weddings! In 2003 he graduated from Full Sail (Orlando) with a degree in Show Production and Touring, and in 2004 he moved to Ocean City, MD to head the sound team for the biggest club on the east coast – Seacrets (it wasn't long before he became a resident DJ as well). Since then he has DJ'd weddings, night clubs, corporate conventions and much more all over the US and have returned home with one goal in mind… to "Making Sound Memories!" Brian is a great addition to the DJ by CJ team and with his experience and skills he makes DJ by CJ the best all-around team of DJ's in Tampa Bay area.

 

 

Dalton Blantin

  Dalton Blantin

A recent University of South Florida graduate, Dalton is an accomplished professional water skier of 8 years, who has performed in acrobatic shows in front of massive audiences put on by major attractions such as the Tommy Bartlett Show, The Cypress Gardens Ski Show, and The SeaWorld Waterski Show. When he wasn’t skiing, Dalton put most of his time into another passion - music. Dalton’s DJ career began as a hobby. Using just a small digital mixer and a laptop, Dalton would DJ for friends at various events such as birthdays, graduation parties, and house parties. Less than a year after Dalton began posting his DJ mixes online he was offered a chance to play a live DJ set at a nightclub in Tampa, at which he earned the opportunity to be a regular weekly guest DJ for three separate nightclubs. 2 years later as his college graduation grew near, Dalton began the transition away from the sporadic, late-night, club scene and he looked to use his skills and passion to making lasting memories for all. Joining "DJ by CJ" in early 2013, Dalton has transitioned effortlessly into the wedding entertainment industry. Dalton’s talent as a precision DJ and emcee, as well as his focus on perfection has made him a valuable member of team "DJ by CJ".

 

 

Darby Place

  Darby Place

Darby is a natural host and a pro at connecting your guests with the music they love. His career in music began in the late 90's at Ohio State as a Fraternity & Sorority DJ. From ballroom dance classes and the 1990's swing dance revival to lighting design at the hottest dance clubs, Darby was mixing it up both on the dance floor and behind the DJ booth. For more than 15 years, he's emceed and DJ'd at weddings, corporate parties, and every kind of event from Columbus, OH to Baltimore, MD, Louisville, KY, Pittsburgh, PA all the way to Tampa, FL. Darby's unique high-energy mixing ability and charisma as a host will have your dance floor packed and everyone smiling at your event.

 

 

Nate Valentin

  Nate Valentin

At the age of twelve years old, Nate Valentin got his first taste of the music industry via the family radio business. By the age of sixteen, Valentin was hosting his own music/talk show "The Afternoon Drive," which catapulted his entire DJ career. Over the next thirteen years, Valentin strategically built his name in the wedding scene by playing premiere venues, including a five year residency at Tonic Nightclub, and opening for acts including B.B. Jay, Kevin Rudolph, Bizzie Bone, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Mike The Situation, The Ambassador and many more. With his unique brand of mixing and talent for identifying with the crowd, Valentin spins inspired sets that blend everything from Top 40, EDM, House, and Hip-Hop, to Country, Rock, Pop, and Latin. As the newest team member of “DJ by DJ,” Nate Valentin is in demand for weddings, corporate, festivals, concerts, and clubs and is perpetually taking the scene by storm.

 

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