Karaoke was added in 2003 and KJ Jumpin'Joe returned to the spotlight hosting weekends at Jim's Hideaway, a well known sports bar near Ft. Meade Army base catering to the military crowd, for 10 yrs.
Joe was also instrumental in establishing local radio station WRYR-LP FM.
When asked once by a local newspaper interview what led him to this profession, his answer was in the words of singer/songwriter Don McLean's song American Pie......
"Long long time ago I can still remember how the music used to make me smile... and I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance.... and maybe they'd be happy for a while".
About the man behind the music
Joseph "Jumpin' Joe" Gibson was born and raised in the area of Anne Arundel County, affectionately known as "South County". His family roots go back over 80 years in Deale, Md.
Joe always gravitated toward the arts and began to find his calling as a teen with several garage bands doing sound and stage production. Upon completion of high school, Joe obtained his FCC license from Georgetown School of Science and Arts for radio broadcasting where his energetic style earned him the name "Jumpin' Joe". The name and style followed him through the '70s and '80s with local and regional bands Skyjack, Nasty Habitz, Glass Mirage and a national tour with "The Stones Show" in 1984 where he served as stage mgr. and pyro-tech. After a brief stint as an agent for Santa Barbara Entertainment in the late '80s, Joe returned to his DJ roots in the early '90s with the creation of Innovative Entertainment which gave birth to Sounds Sensational DeeJays.
Sounds Sensational DeeJays was founded by Joe Gibson in August 1996 and has served the Central and Southern Md., Washington DC and Northern Va. area with professional, quality entertainment for the past 19 years.Our clients have included some of the areas premier property management corporations, financial institutions and defense contractors as well as numerous community and non-profit organizations.Venues at which we have been honored to perform include such prestigious locations as DC's St Regis Hotel, Washington Harbour and even the National Zoo. Our dj's are instructed only to use "radio edits" in their choice of music so you and your guests will never be embarrassed or offended by the content. We try to always have your DJ meet with you in person prior to your event to get a feel for your needs and assure you that you are in good hands. Our goal is to not only entertain, but assist you with the implementation of your party plans however we can.
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