The Superpowers Of A Dancing Bride!

Every once in a while, I am humbled by someone else’s knowledge and total love of music….and it happened again on Saturday evening. The whole scene had been set for the wedding reception with a gloriously hot summer day, so everyone was in high spirits and already feeling good. I was able to set up in relative peace as the guests mingled outside in the sunshine, still beaming down at 7.30pm. Once I was in place, I beckoned the guests back inside for the traditional cake-cutting and of course the First Dance to kick off the evening’s music entertainment. Having

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Confetti Cannons – An Awesome Photo Opportunity!

For a real wow factor on your wedding day, please ask me about my superb handheld Confetti Cannons. I use only the white confetti variety, as this doesn’t damage/stain the venue dance floor when the confetti gets wet (from spilled drink, etc). Every single time I’ve used them, there is a guaranteed gasp of amazement from the assembled guests around the Bride & Groom on their First Dance……and with your prepared photographer awaiting the effect with a fast camera shutter speed, the image will be captured forever! Hopefully I’ll be putting some professional images on this site soon. The quickly-taken iPhone pictures

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Award-winning mobile DJ? I think I have a cycling proficiency badge somewhere…….

I have been a DJ for over 25 years now. I learned my trade in night clubs, pubs and village halls…I’ve played to celebrities, huge corporations and probably around 300 Auntie Beryls at weddings across the UK. I can only recall one dissatisfied customer in all that time, and that was because I played his guests’ choice of music instead of the awful playlist he sent me….opting to entertain the majority rather than an incredibly small minority (i.e. just him). I’ve built up an established reputation as a very good mobile DJ and presenter, being a preferred wedding supplier in

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Important Notice for all Orsett Hall Hotel clients

In March, I took the difficult decision to remove myself from the Orsett Hall Resident DJs listing, after 20 years of service to the hotel. The reason for this is jointly due to the uneven distribution of the DJ work at the hotel and the falling standards of the other DJs, which I do not feel merit a residency at such a fine four-star establishment. The functions diary was taken over by the resident 63-year-old ‘DJ & DJ agent’ and he helps himself to the vast majority of incoming work, placing his budget agency DJs in position whenever he is working elsewhere. This

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Orsett Hall Wedding Fayre – 23rd February 2014

As Orsett Hall’s longest-serving and most dedicated resident DJ, I’m very pleased to announce I’ll be back at Orsett Hall on 23rd February for their bi-annual Wedding Fayre. Admission to the wedding fayre is absolutely free, and it’s one of the most popular in the county, with lots of top quality suppliers to choose from. As an Orsett Hall resident DJ, I’ll be situated in the Gold Room with all the preferred suppliers to the hotel. So…..please come along and have a chat about your wedding plans. even if it’s not being held at Orsett Hall. Hopefully I’ll be available for

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2014 – Back on track!

For many reasons, 2013 was quite a subdued year for wedding receptions…….from a superstitious angle, of course it contained the number 13…..and the current economic climate has put a lot of marriage plans on the back burner for couples with uncertainty in their working lives. But 2014 is looking much brighter, thank goodness! We’ve been busy providing quotes since the end of December as couples start to consider their options. Most hotels and venues are reporting an increase in enquiries too, so we certainly hope this is just the beginning of a busier wedding reception period ahead. We’re offering new

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Claridges – A West End Treat

We had the privilege in October this year of playing at one of the world’s finest hotels, Claridges in London. We arrived nice and early, found a parking space right outside the hotel (a minor miracle!) and set to work rigging up the Ultimate Package whilst the wedding party enjoyed their dinner in an adjacent suite. In tandem with our dancefloor business partners, Starlight, we were ready to launch by 6pm. As you will see from the photograph below, we made the room look even more spectacular. Themed in the bride’s choice of pink and white, it was almost reminiscent of a

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Exclusive & Stylish – Our custom built LED columns

This weekend saw the debut of our second pair of LED columns, made exclusively by us…….and I still have the black paint under my fingernails to prove it! We built these columns to stand either side of our starcloth booth, and atop each of them sits an LED mirrorball effect light. The columns are lit internally by colour-changing LED uplighters, whilst the slowly rotating white mirrorballs effect give a really retro yet timeless classic ‘Ballroom’ feel to the function room. We currently have two white pairs with open face LED panels and one black pair with jazzy random circles. The comments we’ve

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Summer 2013 – Late notice dates available

2013 has been unlike any other year for us so far……..in March and April we were inundated with bookings of all sorts, yet the traditional wedding season months of August and September are fairly quiet in comparison. Stated below are a few major dates that are still available if you have need for a late-notice DJ. Saturday 10th August Friday 23rd August Saturday 24th August Friday 6th September Saturday 21st September Call Ian direct on 07798 753639 to discuss your requirements.

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We’ve been busy! Our new Ultimate Wedding Package

One way to spend a boring Monday night is to put together our brand new Ultimate Wedding Package set-up…and grab a few photos and videos for the website! The Ultimate Wedding Package is based around a pair of superb custom-built (by us!) column plinths, lit from within by an LED colour-changing unit, with a slowly rotating mirrorball white light effect on top. This is complemented by our starcloth DJ booth and also our starcloth backdrop. We have a large number of different light effects we can add to the rear overhead bar, the video below shows just two subtle effects in use. The

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