DJ Quality & Professionalism – why is it so hard to find?

I have been a professional DJ for over thirty years. Inspired by my own love of soul/disco, hip-hop and early house music, my entire career has been based upon this genuine obsession with music, and the need to let everyone hear it. Couple that with my geeky fondness of technology and loudspeakers, you get an enthusiastic and knowledgable DJ who doesn’t just perform purely for the money. Sadly, and more prevalently in 2017, there are mobile DJs who have little or no knowledge of popular music beyond their own narrow tastes, together with a complete lack of technical know-how. They

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Is it August already?!

Erm…..hello! Has it really been eight months since my last post? Wow. So what’s happened in 2017 so far then? I’ve certainly travelled far and wide in the UK once again, with both discos and quiz nights taking me to the Midlands, Hampshire and Gloucestershire. In July, there was a glut of Central London events at which I played in some very swish five-star hotels and banqueting suites. And it’s been a year so far of repeat bookings from large corporate clients who really enjoyed my Quiz Shows in 2016 and immediately returned for more! Over the next few months,

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Your Wedding In 2017 – Mind The Gap!

Happy New Year! ….ok, so I’m a few days late but the sentiment’s still there! For all those recently engaged couples, this is probably your biggest year. Planning, interviewing, reviewing and ultimately booking your wedding day suppliers seems quite daunting at the outset, but trust me you will definitely know when you find the right people. Instinct is way more valuable than it’s given credit for. That little feeling nagging away at the back of your mind that something just isn’t right about a person or their services needs to be given serious consideration. This all stems from two incidents

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2016 – A reflection

Wow…what a year that was. Sadly, it will always be remembered as the year we lost some truly legendary heroes, especially in the music world. Playing classic tracks by Bowie and Prince following their untimely deaths, the amount of love and respect for them from my audiences was humbling. If anything good can come from losing them so early, it’s that millions of new fans are now seeking out their albums and back catalogues and the world is appreciating them all over again. From a business point of view, 2016 took a wildly different path to the one I expected.

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The Hotel’s Resident DJ – ‘To Book Or Not To Book’

I am very fortunate to be a successful mobile DJ amongst a large group of similar-minded professional colleagues. We often swap tales and amusing anecdotes from behind the decks and generally chat about the industry as a whole. And one subject rears its head time and time again….the subject of Hotel Resident DJs. Some of our group defend the idea of booking the hotel’s recommended service and some of them question their quality and commitment to each function. I have been (and currently help out) with a couple of hotels as one of their resident team. In fact, I am

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Everyone’s a tech expert nowadays….or are they?

So…you’re planning your wedding day, everything has to be perfect for the biggest event in your lives…and you get to the booking stage for your entertainment…You decide to go with a DJ instead of a band and you begin asking questions of all the DJs you’ve contacted. So far, nothing unusual. Except one thing…are you asking them the right questions?! This year, I have lost count of the number of brides-to-be questioning me in detail about the equipment and the technical specification of the kit that I use. “How many cabinets and how many watts is your sound system?” and “Do

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Here we go again!

Happy New Year to you all! The first Monday of 2016, so I’m firmly rooted to my office chair, fielding an inbox full of enquiries and booking confirmations. It seems like ages since I’ve blogged here on the site but I guess that means I’ve been too busy….and that’s a good thing! The QuizHire side of the business has been booming in 2015, and I’m taking it forward in a big way this year. A complete re-vamp of the website is coming up before the Spring, plus many more options are being offered to the growing base of corporate clients for

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It’s all about the L-O-V-E!

As promised, I’m very proud to launch my latest addition to the Ultimate Wedding DJ package:              The LOVE Towers Based upon my original towers, I noted the huge popularity in wedding couples hiring the L-O-V-E letters as part of their venue decoration. Hire costs for the separate letters can be prohibitive, particularly when they’re supplied by yet another different supplier and not your DJ or event host. And of course they aren’t just for decoration either…….pictured here (in Orsett Hall hotel) used as part of the DJ set-up, they can also become a great wedding

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Ultimate Weddings just got better!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be hopefully posting up some images of my new Ultimate Wedding package. I’ve brought onboard some new LED columns (totally unique as we made them!) and now working a lot more intensely with computer-controlled lighting, enabling me to use custom colours and patterns at the push of a button or two. I’ve also invested in two white starcloth backdrops to complement my white DJ booth option. So, not only are you getting one of Essex’s finest and most experienced mobile DJs for your event, you also get an awesome lighting and effect show! Photos

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“What does a Wedding DJ do for his money?” : A Day In The Life Of……

For those people who have never booked a DJ before and wonder why the fee is more than £200, here is just a small snapshot in the life of a full-time professional wedding DJ in Essex (i.e. me!) Friday morning (day before the wedding) – Crawl out of bed around 9am, straight into the office and spark up the PC even before my first cuppa. Trawl through the junk emails offering me all sorts of wonderful remedies, diets and million-dollar payouts, then begin answering some queries and offering quotes for prospective weddings in Essex and Kent. Pull up all the details

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