***ATTENTION: ESTABLISHMENT OWNERS* and Event Planners***
The Original BANDINGO!!!® and BIG BRAINS TRIVIA can be booked weekly, bi-monthly or as a monthly entertainment package. Your return on investment will be significant! Plus your patrons will have so much fun as they will bring their friends back again, and word of mouth is the best way to advertise! My creative AND interactive style is unlike anything else in Tampa Bay! You will not be disappointed. I offer a guarantee in my service agreements.
I have a complete recording studio for audio production; a large, digital library of songs, an award-winning mobile DJ setup, a creative mind and an energetic soul to bring the FUN. I guarantee good memories will be made. Read my reviews here as well.
This is about you. My goal is to help you create and be part of something spectacular. You are considering me for a very important event in your life and by listening to your wants and needs, I will make certain that what you expect from me comes to fruition. I am the Interactive DJ , so I am not afraid to engage with you and your guests with fun games and activities, if desired. (Studies show Interactive activities stimulate brain power)
In the last twenty years I've reached millions by mixing music on-the-air, and even played music for 55 middle schoolers at a theater club cast party. Whether your guest list is ten people or ten-thousand, together WE will dent the dance floor!
EVENT EMCEE & AUCTIONEER
I am no stranger to the microphone, and I have always liked to talk. My mom always said I just liked to hear myself speak. Whether that is true or not, for 20 years my experience speaking into a professional mic includes but is not limited to:
broadcasting live on the radio,
hosting trivia & original game shows
performing improv and stand-up comedy,
energizing a crowd of 8,000 people at the World Arena in Colorado Springs (it was the other way around too!),
interacting with wedding guests through fun games and activities,
voicing thousands of radio commercials
conducting live auctions at fundraisers
From the moment I scored an A+ on a University of Florida Radio and TV Production class mid-term by splicing/editing a reel to reel, I was hooked! That was in 1996. Today, I write, voice, and fully produce commercials/promos for radio and digital media, on-hold messaging, narrations for documentaries, audiobooks, you name it.
Back in 2003, the Colorado Broadcaster's Association presented to me awards for my #1 voted commercial production and #1 voted nightly radio show. Click on the photo above to hear my recent voiceover demos, children's audiobook, as well as the Reggae commercials previously aired on KIIS and KRRL in Los Angeles, California.
Interested in hiring me for one of your special events? Let's Talk.
"I went to Bandingo tonight and had a blast!!!! If you are looking for an event, I recommend Bandingo!!!"
Victoria Geist - PLAYING The Original BANDINGO!!! SM at a Clearwater, FL Fundraiser for Wounded Warriors Activities Ranch
"Bandingo is always such a great time! There is nothing better than singing along to your favorite songs while having the chance to win great prizes! Any establishment would be lucky to have the very entertaining Johnny hosting Bandingo in their place. It keeps people coming back week after week for more fun!"
Krysta Nicky Phoenix- PLAYING The Original BANDINGO!!! SM at Peggy O's in Palm Harbor, FL
"It is hard to describe in words what Johnny brought to our ceremony and reception. We were honored to have him marry us as well as offer the entertainment for our reception. Every one of my guests made it a point to tell me how much they loved him and what an amazing job he did. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, short and sweet but not lacking in the sentimental or emotional areas. We then had a night full of great music and just the right amount of guest engagement. It was a perfect night and it wouldn’t have been as special without him there. If you want someone who will give your event an extra special touch and who truly cares about his clients, look no further. There is no chance you could find a more caring and genuine individual."
Alicia Rist - Alicia & Brian Rist wedding at Hotel Zamora Rooftop 360, St. Pete Beach, FL
"Johnny G is AMAZING!!! We had such an amazing wedding and so much of it was due to the music provided by Johnny. From the ceremony to the reception. We danced so much and all of our guests had a great time. Johnny was able to feel the crowd and know exactly what to play. I am still getting complements about our DJ!!! Johnny is easy to work with and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him for any occasion, you will not find a better DJ in the area!
Rachael Allen - Devin Allen & Rachael McCaffrey wedding at Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL
"Johnny G hosted my CrossFit event last weekend and crushed it! He had little experience with emceeing CrossFit but he did his homework and far exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to use him again for our next event."
Ryan McElhaney - Owner, CrossFit ABF, Largo, FL
"Johnny Ginn worked as both DJ and Auctioneer at the Babycycle Diaper Bank Gala. He was entertaining, professional and most of all effective in helping us to raise thousands of dollars for our non-profit. I highly recommend him for your next event!"
Torrie Tiernan Jasuwan - Founder, Babycycle Diaper Bank, St. Petersburg, FL
"Need an energetic, engaging, fun emcee or auctioneer? Johnny Ginn has been an asset to our fundraisers! From the moment you meet him you will be hooked. His vibe and energy are infectious. We continue to invite Johnny Back year after year not only because we love working with him, but also because our guests enjoy coming each year to interact and watch Johnny work his magic!"
Angeline Talcott Howell- CEO, Great Explorations Children's Museum, St. Petersburg, FL