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.
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:
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Kayla · Married on 08/18/2018
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.Sent on 09/11/2018
High Sierra Sounds's reply:Thank you, Kayla!!! You guys were so much FUN!!!!!
Liz and jared · Married on 10/14/2017
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.Sent on 10/19/2017
High Sierra Sounds's reply:Thank you Liz and Jared!!! That was so much FUN!!!! You guys danced the whole night!!!! Way to go!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!
Ashley · Married on 09/23/2017
The easiest 5 star review I could give is to John from High Sierra Sounds. He DJ'ed our wedding in September and I give him credit because it was FREEZING in the barn where our ceremony was. I saw him in gloves, ear warmers and a jacket, but he was still kicking out all the great music despite this.Sent on 11/26/2017
John was fantastic to work with, his website is super easy to use for making payments and picking songs. Working with him closer to the wedding date was great and he made us feel at ease with his organization. It's obvious he has a passion and is great at what he does.
He really look our music suggestions and played songs that were PERFECT for our personalities. He really kept our crowd engaged too, announcing all the milestones for the night with charm. I'd recommend him for any Tahoe-area wedding, he was absolutely amazing.
High Sierra Sounds's reply:Thank you Ashley! It wasn't that cold. LOL!!!
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!