Happy New Year everyone!
Yeah, I know it’s a bit late, being the middle of January an’ all that, but here we are! DJs, singers and hospitality workers emerging into the light like Spring flowers after soooo long in the darkness of the Covid epidemic…finally we are seeing confidence return in having wedding receptions, birthday parties and just about every other celebration without the fear of being cancelled or outlawed!
So…what does this year have in store for me? Well, there’s a few wedding reception postponements for starters, some that have moved their date five times! And the phone and email inbox have been quite busy which feels very reassuring after two bleak years. On the quiz-hosting side of my business, the corporate events are still yet to return as people remain working from home and thus the city offices are empty, but there are lots of enquiries from pubs up and down the country for regular quiz nights to reignite their clientele.
I’m very proud of the fact that, as a full-time entertainer, I’ve come through the various lockdowns and closures with my business still intact and ready to meet new clients. I’ve even managed to invest in new technical kit to stay ahead of the game (mostly funded by selling tons of old kit sitting unloved on my lock-up shelving!) – this also included replacing my much-loved DJ controller (mixing desk) after it was ‘decorated’ with a full glass of Prosecco and subsequently fizzed, popped and died a dignified death whilst playing Stevie Wonder! The new one, (a Denon Prime 4 for anyone interested in buttons and lights) is a magnificent beast of a DJ workstation, incorporating its own in-built music hard drive as an invaluable back-up to the MacBook laptop. And you can customise pretty pictures and lights on the display….
Onwards and upwards we go then into 2022, which will hopefully become known to future generations as The Year Of Partying Like There’s No Tomorrow!
If you need me, you know where to find me – bookings now being taken!