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How Do I Find My Perfect Wedding DJ in Essex?

It’s your big day and, naturally, you want everything to be perfect. In a county with so many options, how do you choose your ideal Essex wedding DJ? It’s a very important choice to make, given that their services could be taking up six to eight hours of your wedding day. Your DJ shouldn’t just be musical wallpaper, they should be the very heartbeat of your celebration, turning moments into cherished memories and creating a soundtrack that lives on whenever you recall your special day. Experience is absolutely key when looking for your ideal Essex wedding DJ; someone with confidence

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How much do you love pop music?

Are you fair-weather or fanatical about music?! I thought I would try my luck on the (relatively) new pop music quiz on BBC Radio 2 recently. It’s called Ten To The Top, hosted most weeks by Vernon Kay, and it’s the replacement mid-morning challenge for the legendary Pop Masters formerly presented by Ken Bruce. Once you’ve gotten used to the scoring format (correct answers accumulate ascending scores) it’s a really good test of your overall pop music knowledge of the past 60 years. In the two weeks before my appearance on the show, I managed to astonish myself by scoring

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50th Fun in Halstead!

As a mobile DJ in Essex, one of the loveliest gigs we can have is when the event is just two miles from home! It doesn’t happen very often (an Essex wedding DJ like me will travel for miles and miles!) but when it comes around, it’s a real bonus. On Saturday, I was taking a break from wedding DJ duties and hosting a 50th birthday party at the Halstead Conservative Club. Usually, these well-established social clubs are a bit stuffy and cramped, but this little gem on Halstead’s High Street is a good venue for parties. Dedicated stage area,

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Special Offer for all July Brides & Grooms!

Are you still planning your wedding reception for July 2024? Are you a little doubtful about the entertainment you’ve booked for the day? If you can answer yes to the above questions, then get in touch with me straight away! Due to the weirdest anomaly I’ve ever known since becoming a wedding reception DJ & host, July 2024 is very quiet indeed. Whilst May, June, August & September are busy as usual, July has barely been opened in my diary! In order to fill this prime Summer month, I am very happy to offer a 10% discount to all couples

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2023 and all that…

We’ve gone around the Sun once again, so it’s time for a quick review of the past twelve months in the life of this DJ… Our industry is still reeling from the aftershocks of Covid, so 2023 was always gonna be a tough year for weddings, as most people plan 2-3 years ahead. It didn’t come as much of a shock that wedding reception gigs were down by about 25%, but I am part of a fantastic network of DJs who provide the finest quality acts for some very nice Essex & Suffolk venues, so I made it through unscathed!

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Barn Weddings 2024 – Smeetham Hall Barn, Suffolk

As I write this, I’m still recovering from a three-wedding weekend in early September, where the temperature never dropped below 30 degrees during the day! Wow, what a scorcher! Over the past two years, in conjunction with my colleagues at YourWeddingDisco, I’ve been asked to host many wedding receptions at the beautiful Smeetham Hall Barn in Bulmer, Suffolk. It’s a lovely airy barn, looking out over a very pretty lake, with authentic beams and a really inviting ornate stone dance floor. You can hold your ceremony in the barn or on the lawn in front of the main house, then

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School’s Out! The Prom Season is here!

As a kid, I used to chuckle and mock my parents whenever they uttered the line, “It wasn’t like that in my day” And now, I find myself repeating those same words whenever I’m hosting a School Prom party!  Oh boy, the way times have changed! My final days at school were marked with a low-budget disco in the draughty assembly hall, hastily put together by the woodwork teacher. There was nothing glamorous about it at all! In 2023, a classy venue is hired for the evening, a three course meal is served, exceptional pupils are gifted Amazon vouchers and

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The End Of A Long, Emotional Day!

How would you like your Big Day to finish? This is a question I always ask of my clients…a rousing finish with family & friends in a group hug or just let it end however it ends, depending on who’s left? Certainly in more recent times, staying until the very end of a wedding reception is quite rare for the entire crowd…I have experienced occasions when I’m left trying to muster a grand finale with just six people! I do, however, offer the ‘false ending’ whereby we can assess the guests on the night and create a dynamic send-off before

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Box Fresh! The latest DJ kit

Back in 2021, literally two weeks after we were finally freed of the social shackles of Covid, a clumsy guest brought a glass of Prosecco to meet my DJ controller…and it didn’t end well. In short, I had to replace the unit quickly and high end controllers were in very short supply at that time. I managed to purchase my second choice unit, and whilst it’s been fantastic ever since, I’ve always wanted the Pioneer version… Finally, two years on and Pioneer have started shipping again! My eager mitts couldn’t wait to unpack this superb mixer! So many great features

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2023 and all that…

Another New Year begins… Is this your year to finally tie the knot? Or maybe you’re planning that huge birthday party you’ve always wanted? Well, I’m your man for all your music needs on such special occasions! I’ve got the experience, the skills and the equipment! Call me today! There’s no resolutions here for the coming 12 months, but lots of action points in the diary…including a brand new look for the website! I’ve been pretty naughty (according to my web administrator) over the past few years, neglecting the site when it needed new images, videos and written content. But

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