About High Sierra Sounds

High Sierra Sounds is a professional DJ company based in South Lake Tahoe, California. They offer their services for couples throughout the local areas of Sacramento, California, and Reno and Carson City, Nevada. The company has been in business for more than 31 years. John Thorpe, the owner, started his professional DJ career at the age of just 17 at Johns Green Gables Nightclub in Phoenix, Arizona. He uses state-of-the-art equipment including Numark CD and USB players, Mackie SRM 450 speakers, and Sure microphones.

Services Offered
High Sierra Sounds provides various equipment at no extra charge, such as microphones, sound/PA systems, lighting, uplighting, a photo booth, and a projector. The DJ also carries backup equipment to ensure reliable services. He plays many different genres of music including country, electronic, hip-hop, jazz, oldies, pop, rock, international, R&B/soul, and top 40. His DJ services include:

  • Consultation
  • Do-not-play list
  • Liability insurance
  • MC

Categories: Wedding DJ

Regions serviced: Reno

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John was a key component in making our day so special! He was easy to work with, flexible and spot on with our music throughout the whole day! The dance floor was packed all night and our guests are still talking about it. I would highly recommend.

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Profile Picture Kayla, 8/18/18, 2 Reviews
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John was the best. He DJ'ed out wedding at Montbleu and he blew everyone away. So many of our guests kept commenting on how awesome he was. John was fast at responding to all our inquiries, sets up a personal event page to add music and wedding details, as acts as the MC of your event. He didnt take a break, kept the music playing all event, and was just a fun guy to have at the wedding. We couldn't have been happier with John as our DJ and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. Also, his rate was better than others in the area, doesnt charge for set up/breakdown, or charge for driving.

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Profile Picture Liz and jared, 10/14/17, 4 Reviews
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Services Used: Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, MC, Microphones, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

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Hip Hop
Top 40
South Asian
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
Bilingual MC
One Event Per Day
Video Projection
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John Thorpe with Sierra Sounds is one of our favorite DJ's! Our clients are always happy with him. He knows our hotel and works well with the staff. A total team player with our hotel with the goal of making sure our wedding clients have the most wonderful day of their lives!


John Thorpe, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150   See On Map
530-318-0685 (phone)
High Sierra Sounds is a wedding DJ from Lake Tahoe, CA. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Reno, Sacramento, and Carson City. High Sierra Sounds is a professional wedding DJ that has been part of the Lake Tahoe, CA wedding industry for 31 years. We specialize in Wedding DJ, Party DJ, Event DJ.