DJ Smooth played at our Annual Christmas Party December 14, 2018. We have a very diverse group of people at our Christmas Parties and he played music that was a hit with everyone. The crowd loved him and the dance floor was full the whole time. DJ Smooth will definitely be booked again next year for our Christmas Party. Thanks again for the fantastic job.
Lorraine Brewer/Wendy Exposito Coastal Enterprises of Wilmington

We hired DJ Smooth for our non-profit fundraising Gala. He was professional, easy to work with and his music made the party much more fun. I would recommend his DJ services to anyone who wants a great event!
Betsy Ludwig Executive Director Arts Access

This past spring John ”king of the party“ Russ, so very kindly DJ’d for a fundraiser/volleyball tournament, that I threw at DIG n DIVE sports bar and restaurant here in Wilmington. He came and played music during the morning hrs for us while the tournament started. It was great to have that upbeat music to get everyone amped up to play. As always John kept a smile on his face the whole time, and was talking to everyone there being the awesome and friendly person he is despite the fact that it was horribly hot and muggy that day! It was great to be able to have a DJ at the tournament and I know he kept everyone else’s spirits up too. He was a great help that day and played some great jams for everyone. I would have him back in a second and I have recommended him to anyone who has ever so much as mentioned needing a DJ for any reason. I know he would be a good fit no matter what the occasion He is an awesome guy to have at any event and really caters to what the crowd wants to hear. I will continue to spread the word!
Stacie Curley

I have known DJ Smooth for many years. He is a beloved family friend and a joy to be around. In April he DJ'd my wedding on the USS North Carolina. He was one of the most reasonably priced DJ's in town and he did an excellent job of keeping everyone dancing all night long.
Michelle Pontious Lance

Thank you for providing such excellent service at my son's Air Force Sendoff Party. The whole event was a success! Your music selection and willingness to play music as requested made the party just that much better. My guests have expressed how much they enjoyed themselves as well as DJ Smooth himself. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Cyrenda L. Smith

John Russ, “DJ Smooth”, what can I say he is the BEST! I’ve had the opportunity to attend several of DJ Smooth's events and all were AWESOME! The latest event I attended was the Holiday Shop for First In Families on December 4, 2015. So many people raved about the great music DJ Smooth played and how engaged he kept everyone, they thought his music was the perfect touch to our Holiday Shop. We have decided to have him DJ for us every year going forward. For anyone looking for a DJ, I highly recommend DJ Smooth, he takes pride in his work, he’s professional and definitely will make your event unforgettable. Keep up the great work DJ Smooth, you Rock!
Regina Johnson,
First In Families-Southeastern Chapter

Let me take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation for you having done such a wonderful job for our 2014 Back 2 School Bash. The youth thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment you provided. I appreciate your willingness to work with us and I look forward to using your services in the near future!
Minister Marecia Hall
Youth Minister
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Thank you DJ Smooth for playing at my birthday party. My friends and I all had an awesome time. I'd definitely use your services again because you did a great job. Again, thank you for your services.
Greatful Customer, Dezi

DJ Smooth Entertainment provided the music for my best friend's 40th Birthday party. DJ smooth comes with his own system for the music and sound. He takes requests and will set up for any music genret. For us, he kept people moving with current music, line dance music and old motown. It was completely enjoyable and absolutely entertaining. DJ smooth is willing to negotiate a fair price and he is very profession. I will definately use him again!!!
Andrea Hiser, satisfied customer.

When it came time to host our Ribbon Cutting and Open House, DJ Smooth Entertainment was the perfect fit! We asked a lot, and the flexibility and willingness to work with us was wonderful! Not only were we able to use the PA system for the formal program, but the music during the Open House set the perfect atmosphere. It was still a professional event, but fun and exciting to be a part of! We look forward to working with DJ Smooth Entertainment again. Thank you so much for helping make this special day for our organization a huge success!
Kate Murphy, CoastalCare

I just wanted to thank you for providing the d.j. services at our exceptional children's prom. We heard nothing but positive feedback about the music and the day! The kids loved the entertainment as evidenced by all the dancing and laughing we saw....thanks again for your dedication to what you do. We all appreciated you being there!!!
Shelly Stein
E.c. prom committee
Topsail middle school

We wanted a DJ for our wedding reception that would play the songs our guest would like and also know when to add his own flair to get the party going. We found the perfect man for the job. DJ Smooth kept the party going until the last guest left…and very few left before the ending . We highly recommend John to anyone for any occasion!
Holly and Dave Richard

John Russ has been a great asset to the Special Olympics New Hanover County. He took pride in his work and went the extra mile in fulfilling his duties. I have been impressed by John’s enthusiasm and charisma. He has been a DJ for Special Olympics for several years. His ambition and drive has been an asset to our organization. I certainly believe he would be an asset to any team or organization he chose to work with. I would recommend him without reservations.
Tiffany Lesley
Special Olympics
New Hanover County

I found John Russ, aka DJ Smooth, and his crew extremely likeable and very easy to work with. He gives you a form to give the songs you like or don’t like. Make sure that you take advantage of this tool will help DJ Smooth assure that your evening will be wonderful.
Cathy Macemore

Isaac Bear Early College High School had there fall dance on Oct 22, 2011 at the Cove. We hired John Russ to be our DJ and what a great job he did! The kids really enjoyed themselves. The students came up with a playlist before the dance and John was very accommodating. He was prompt and very reasonably priced. We will definitely use him again for our future dances.
Sandy Bitter - PTSA President

DJ Smooth worked with us to get the music we wanted at our party. He has a knack for playing the right song at the right time. He played at the right volume, had a wide range of selections and did not over dominate the party. It was just what we wanted!
Robert, North Carolina

On behalf of me and my wife, we would like to thank you again for being our DJ at our wedding reception.
John, you did a superb job, and the music was perfect for our occasion. I would highly recommend you to anyone of my friends that live in North Carolina.
Danny & Valerie Freeman, Wilmington

When we were looking for a DJ for our wedding we searched throughout the county to find the best deal. John’s company offered the best price as well as being the most accommodating. John worked with us on every level, from payment plan to type of set up we wanted. At the time John was marketing himself as the cheapest DJ in town and this was true. What really impressed us was the way he worked around our family circumstances and different styles of music to please everyone. John met with my husband and I and allowed us the flexibility to do the “dances at our leisure”. John’s flexibility in allowing us to pick al the things we wanted and then during the reception change our choices showed us that John is a true professional. John has the personality to wow the crowd and make everybody feel young again. We would definitely use DJ Smooth in the future.
Tammy Moeller, Wilmington

What a wonderful treat for my daughter's Sweet Sixteen birthday to have DJ Smooth provide the entertainment. He was punctual, well prepared with her choices of music and he kept the party going. It was a perfect evening! Thanks for a great memory!
Jane Winters

You did a great job of choosing music for all ages. Our attendees ranged from 75 to 20 years of age and the music you picked got them all up on their feet, we had a blast! I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know that is looking for a DJ.
Jean Overstreet, Raleigh

When our company decided to look for a DJ for our business function I checked all the area DJ’s and John’s company came in the least expensive. John was fantastic to work with and very accommodating when we asked for just beach music for our function. He created a CD of beach music just for our event. The music was just what we had asked for. John was very professional, timely and made sure the music was just the right volume. I highly recommend John for any event you plan on having.
Lori Darrow – Wells Fargo

People that attended the festival have stated that the music was perfect for the setting, because it was not only appropriate; it was also “fun”. They also stated that they had never seen so many people dancing and enjoying themselves as they had this year. This is a credit to you and your talent for picking the right kind of music.
Craig S Kelly, Wilmington

DJ Smooth entertainment did a wonderful job at our NHHS Homecoming dance. The Students commented on how you included many different genres of music. The price was perfect for what we needed. He was very professional and truly got the students on the dance floor, and made our dance a success.
Amber K

We at ACI Support Specialists would like to extend much gratitude to you for the DJ service that was rendered on Dec. 19 2008 at the Elk's Lodge. We have had a lot of positive feedback about the party and the music that was rendered. Everyone appeared to enjoy themselves and some had to take some breaks for "boogying" so hard! We could not have pulled this event off as well as it went without the great service that was performed. Involving the community in our events, helps out with our mission of Advocacy, Compassion, and Integrity. We would like to use your service again in the future with of course proper notification. Thanks again so much for your help!
Stephanie Pearsall Moore, ACI Support Specialists

I would like to offer a reference for John Russ in his service as a DJ for various events. John provides a class act with his DJ services and has a musical selection wide enough to entertain any audience. On two separate occasions I have been involved in hiring John to provide music for events and have enjoyed his performance. John is a crowd pleaser with a fair price for a great service. I offer my strongest recommendation for John’s services as “DJ Smooth” at any event.
Lisa Poteat, Wilmington

John has helped us tremendously by giving our youth group discount prices knowing that our funds have been scarce. He has always been on time for our functions and has been very flexible with our schedules as well. He plays a good variety of music and is always willing to take any requests we have.
I would recommend John Russ and we appreciate all he has done to help us.
Felice Van Eron, Wilmington

John’s tenacity to develop a successful business, the example he provides for others to never give up on their dreams and the showmanship he provides during his shows makes him our first choice when event entertainment is needed.
Holly Riddle, Raleigh

On behalf of our student and staff at Cape Fear Community College, I’d like to express our appreciation to you for making our Valentine’s Dance the best one we’ve ever had. Your varied selection of music was enjoyed by everyone. Because of your musical talent, the dance floor was filled to capacity the entire night. Your expertise in music selections was varied, extensive and fun.
Mary Stafford, Wilmington

I have had the opportunity to attend several of DJ Smooth's event. No one event is ever the same. John's aim is first and foremost to have fun and play music that everyone will enjoy. John regularly adds new music to his collection so you are guaranteed to have fresh new sounds at your event. He caters directly to the desires of his audience. So whether your event calls for a little country, rock, rhythm and blues, hip hop, classical, jazz, etc. he will provide what you want. DJ Smooth is starting to catch fire in and out of Wilmington, so I recommend you book him now for your next event.
Leann Hollowell, Wilmington

I would like the world to know there's an awesome DJ in the Wilmington area. The one and only DJ Smooth. DJ Smooth is versatile, unique as well as fun! He's also willing to travel; so don't think your location will be an obstacle for DJ Smooth. I would personally recommend this particular entertainer, for any type of function that requires any type of music. So, please take my advice and book DJ Smooth right away. For a total package of entertainment, quality, and enjoyment, he's the man for the job!
Shonteia Keaton

I am writing to express our sincere gratitude for your involvement with the conference in 2006. Adding your services as DJ during this reception greatly complemented the event, lending a "touch of class" to round out the evening. Your choices of musical selections were perfect for the atmosphere we wished to create. You were skillful in responding to the requests by conference participants for particular types of music while recognizing the need to enhance the total event without becoming the central focus. Your flexibility and range of music demonstrated that you are the right person for the job, for any event that could be enhanced through the addition of a DJ and music. As you know, I have and will continue to highly recommend your services for any and all events - large or small.
Christopher Egan, UNC at Chapel Hill

We at Champions Boxing Academy are writing this to say Thank You!! Everyone that attended our celebration really enjoyed your selection of music and you pleasant manner. In the future, we are planning to host several shows and would really appreciate it if you would play music for us.
Lindell & April Beatty, Wilmington, NC

DJ Smooth was outstanding and a great addition to our Spring Dance. This was our 6th annual Spring Dance for persons with disabilities. The dane is sponsored by the Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) and approximately 150 middle and high school students for New Hanover County Schools and their staff.
Music is always an important part of the event and this year's response to DJ Smooth was overwhelmingly positive! Thank you!
Dr Linda Mechling, SCEC Faculty Advisor

On March 29, 2007, John Russ presented at our annual NCAPSE Spring Conference on a panel of speakers regarding Micro Enterprises. He spoke about his business, DJ Smooth Entertainment. Later in the evening, we had a BBQ dinner serving over 100 guests. We had the pleasure of listening to the skills of Mr. Russ while he provided a musical backdrop for our entire evening. He played a wide variety of songs, always willing to spin a request as they were called for. His upbeat attitude and professionalism made for an enjoyable evening shared by all. His prices were reasonable and his talent unmistakable. We are planning on utilizing his services again for our annual conference next year.
Ashley F. Drury, NCAPSE Board Member

Thank you so much for being the DJ for the formal after party! We have been told over and over how much everyone enjoyed having you as the DJ. I wish I knew about you before my wedding as I would have hired you! All the teenagers said they wish the had you to DJ the school functions. All the parents said they want you for their parties and even the neighbors said they enjoyed it! I really believe you made the whole party for everyone. I know we will be seeing you again, whether we hire you, or someone else who was at the party. Please thank your lovely wife and assistant for us. All of you were absolutely great! Again we look forward to seeing you again in the future, and thank you for making the party a total success!
Theresa M. Babb

June 2nd 2007 my granddaughter turned 13 and had a great party. DJ Smooth (John Russ) made the party a booming success. He had them dancing and singing to the tunes they love best. I have to tell you though, John really gets into the swing himself and I think that really helped make it.
DJ Smooth seems infinitely versatile. He can entertain any group of any age. If you are considering a DJ for your party, DJ Smooth has the expertise and personality to make it a truly memorable time.
Linda, Ray and Felicia Rumsey, NC

I would like to thank DJ Smooth for providing the entertainment for my wedding. The music was great and everybody wanted to know where I found the DJ. I am pleased to say that John is a great DJ and from having him do my wedding I can now call him my friend. I recommend DJ Smooth to everybody who is looking for a DJ. My opinion is that DJ Smooth is Wilmington's BEST. I would like to thank God for giving me the honor of meeting and working with a man of such great talent and ambition.
Timothy, Wilmington, NC

DJ Smooth made our wedding! The music selection kept our guests dancing and dancing. John is an excellent DJ and he put so much work into personalizing our wedding with just what we wanted. When we plan our next party, we will call him again. We really enjoyed working with him. Everyone is still talking about our wedding and how wonderful it was! Thank you DJ Smooth! John, thank you again for making our wedding so wonderful!
Ellen & Gordon Boyd

We were honored to have John Russ (i.e. D. J. Smooth) provide the music for our First Annual Father/Daughter (teenaged-30 years-old) Banquet & Dance on April 19, 2008. It was a great evening and John set the stage for it with his warm & winsome personality and his humble spirit. The music he selected for the night was perfect for the dads and daughters to enjoy dancing to. The variety of special songs for the theme, songs that are/were popular with dads and their daughters, and songs for group dances/slides that John planned could not have been better. He was flexible, easy to work with, and very professional. I recommend him highly to anyone seeking a DJ that is first class.
Dr. Jim Everette
Associate Pastor
First Baptist Church
Wilmington, NC 28401

I highly recommend Mr. John Russ, also known as DJ SMOOTH for services as a professional disc jockey.
Mr Russ was recruited by us for an all night event in Shalotte, NC. He was responsible for continued musical entertainment for more than 24 hours. Mr Russ accomplished this with excellent creative and technical aspects of music and sound production and creative voice-over work, hence ensuring the success of the event.
Mr Russ is highly skilled as a professional disc jockey as he was prompt and reliable, easily adapts to a variety of diverse musical selections, delivers public service announcements, and provided creative voice-over's for local infomercials during the event. He was flexible and keeps current musical trends.
Mr Russ would be a tremendous asset as a professional disc jockey for your establishment and / or event and has my highest recommendation.
Frances Harrison
Relay for Life Chairperson

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you doing business with us. You helped make our family reunion a success!!! Thank you so much! Next time we are in Wilmington for an event, I'll look you up!!
Shariah James

I have know John for many years and have heard him as a DJ for at least 5 years.  He continues to amaze me and the crowd as DJ Smooth can rocks the house.  At a recent conference that was held in Atlantic Beach, DJ Smooth was doing his thing.  He had the crowd going as only he can.  He always knows the right music to play at the right time.  The party was suppose to end at 10PM but at 11PM they were still going.  Due to the restrictions at the conference location we had to shut the party down before midnight.  If it wouldn't have been for that, I think they would still be going!  Keep up the good work DJ Smooth!!

The Arc of North Carolina contracted with John Russ (DJ Smooth) for our riverboat cruise aboard the Henrietta on September 27, 2008. The Arc of NC had used DJ Smooth before so we knew he was the right DJ for the job.
DJ Smooth is the ideal choice for getting a diverse crowd up on the dance floor. He plays a fantastic mix of music with songs sure to please everyone. Aboard the Henrietta, the dance floor was packed the entire duration of the event. We could not have had a better DJ for the evening.
You can't go wrong by hiring DJ Smooth!
Dave Richard, Executive Director
The Arc of NC