Full Name: John Koukoulas
DJ Name: BIG JOHN
Alias: DJ Johnny K, DJ Animal
Email: info (at) prodjsaustralia.com.au
Web: www.prodjsaustralia.com.au (current)
DJ BIG JOHN, is a genuine professional entertainer who has been performing as a DJ and MC around the scenes for over 25 year now and is a well sought after DJ from many venues, receptions, bars and clubs throughout Melbourne, Rural Vic, Sydney, Rural NSW and Brisbane.
Currently 42 years of age, he is well renowned and very much in demand on a National scale for his ‘radio announcer’ entertaining voice and level of diverse experience with many cultures and natural ability to read and work with any crowd at hand.
He is entertaining, accommodating, and passionate about his work ethic, and makes every effort to go to every length to ensure that all guests have an exciting experience with the magic that he delivers at every occasion.
DJ BIG JOHN encourages that you meet with him prior to your special occasion, so that he gets to listen to your expectation, what you want reflected on the night, and by using his experience will help you create a package to also meet your budget on the day.
THE EARLY DAYS
1982- Hobby Dj’ing friends parties with tape decks and belt drive turntables.
1984- Began investing in Imported Euro and Hi NRG 12″ vinyl from Central Station Records as the is was people were responding to more in the clubs and at parties more so than what was on the top 40 charts at the time. Hired my first ever show from CPN2 for a large scale function for a private function. Hosted my first ever Large Scale Dance Party – DISCORAMA – 1100 kids turned out to the event.
1985- Had dj’ed at over 20 friends parties now, had also bought 3 lights to go with the parties a police beacon (;light), colored rope light, and 4ft Ultra Violet Light (black light) Hosted my first ever Large Scale Dance Party – DISCORAMA II – 1000 kids turned out to the event. Hosted guest spots on radio stations around Melbourne metro areas.
1986- Dj’ed many school discos, presentation nights, private parties, and had my own full Mobile Disco system by now. A very pround moment owning my own industry standard “Technichs SL-1200 MKII turntables. Hosted my first ever Large Scale Dance Party – DISCORAMA III – 1200 kids turned out to the event.
1987- First official Club spot at Billboard Night Club. Created, promoted, and ran new underage hip hop based night named JUMP which was a huge hit. DJ’ing weekly radio spot on 3RHS, with the Disco Show.
Currently BIG JOHN is the owner of PRO DJ’s AUSTRALIA who are now a national company providing dj mc and alternative entertainment in both Metro and Rural areas in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. BIG JOHN himself has also been focusing more so on the Wedding Scenes of late.
He always goes over and beyond customer expectations where possible.
Has Award Winning certification and can supply a proven track record backed with testimonials and references. DJ BIG JOHN is also PPCA licensed to play music, and is also covered with PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE.
2000 – 2005 – The Elephant & Wheelbarrow (St Kilda)
‘Neighbours Night’ – Meet your Neighbours Stars –
Monday Nights – Euro Pop, Dance, House, Rnb, and Retro
2001 – 2003 – X-BASE
Thursday nights, St Kilda
Backpacker night – Euro Pop, Dance, House, Rnb, and Retro
2001 – 2001 – Billboard
Greek Night – OPA OPA
Mix up of Euro & Greek anthems
1998 – 2001 – Inflation Nightclub
Tuesday Night – Backpacker Night
Friday Night – RnB Night
1996 – 1998 – Bubbles Nightclub
Fri – Sat Night – general public
Commercial Dance, Funk, Old School
1993 – 1997 – St Elmo’s Bar
Friday Night – Feverish Funky Disco anthems with a progressive mix up
Sun Night – Pure Phat Funk with a hint of RnB flavour
1990 – 1992 – The Glasshouse (formerly known as Simon’s)
Fri – Sat Nights
Playing a mixup of 70’s classic disco, 80’s retro, 80’s glam rock
90’s commercial disco, and cheesy pop tunes.
HAVE ALSO PLAYED AT
Chevron – Friday Nights (Revival)
Billboard – Party Night
Metro – Friday Night (Industry)
Arizona Bar (Sydney) – Sunday (BBK)
Wall Street – Thursday Nights
World – Friday, Saturday Nights
MUSIC CAN CATER FOR
Top 40 – Pop
House – (commercial, progressive, funky, hard, disco)
RnB – (commercial, old school, under beat)
Hip Hop – (commercial, old school)
Techno – (progressive, Euro, Rave)
Trance – (commercial, Euro, Goa, Psy, Hard Hat)
Elektro – (commercial, wave)
Alternative – (dance, grunge, mosh)
Rock – (commercial, glam, 80’s, 70’s, Heavy Metal)
90’s – disco, commercial dance, RnB, Old School, techno, cheesy tunes
80’s – retro, alternative retro, cheesy retro, glam rock
70’s – disco, funk, rock
60’s – pop, rock, glam, rock’n’roll
50’s – rock’n’roll
30’s – 40’s – big band
Longin –acid jazz groove
Greek – Kalamatiana, Syrta, Hasaposevika, Hasapika, Zembekika,
Tsiftetelia, Rembetika, Arabica, Tsamika, Iperotika, Pontiaka, Nisiotika.
Italian – Trantellas, Tangos, Waltzes, Chicken Dance, Carnival Music
Arabic – Belly Dance, Dabkhe (Lebanese, Egyptian, Iraq)
NEIGHBOUR TRIVIA NIGHT – www.neighboursnight.com.au
George “the King” (promoter, and owner) – 0412436976
MELBOURNE RIVER CRUISES – http://www.melbcruises.com.au/
Linda & Vanessa (Functions Manager) – 0386102610
ATOMIC BAR – Williamstown – http://www.atomicbar.com.au/
Lara (Functions Manager) – 0434-080-974
PAIZANO BAR – Alofonso Villegas – 0409027397