Biggidy Bong is back!

Ha! Ha! ‘Biggidy Bong’……..a phrase used by former Radio One Breakfast Show DJs Mark and Lard to describe the then craze of UK Garage or ‘2-Step’ dance music at the end of the Nineties. And like all worthy fashions, it makes its’ proud return to the current music scene. I’ve been noticing quite a few requests for ‘old school garage’ over the last year, whether at a birthday party, wedding reception or corporate function….and since Christmas almost every gig has had at least 20 minutes of 2-step classics filling the dancefloor. Tunes such as ‘Flowers’ by Sweet Female Attitude, ‘Sambucca’

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The Age Of Video!

Since Christmas, we’ve been working in close company with one of the most enthusiastic music video editors and remixers in the county, Jonathan Holder. He’s done a superb job on our time-lapse wedding rig set up video, and also some extensive shots (coming soon!) of our uplighting capabilities for your function. Having Jon onboard means that we can now provide a VDJ service for your wedding or party. From just a simple 32″ monitor mounted overhead the DJ booth to two massive rear projection screens either side of the DJ kit, it’s an impressive addition to our already-stunning array of

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Corporate Quiz Fun!

It’s always a pleasure to add another post to my blog after a particularly good event, and last night’s corporate quiz evening was exactly that……..a very entertaining night in the company of some great people. The quiz took place in Soho’s Secret Tea Rooms, a very quaint and intimate venue above a pub in London’s theatreland. A novel experience for me, conducting a quiz almost entirely by candlelight! The staff were amazingly helpful, the food was top notch and the quiz was a total success, made more exciting by a tie-break for the winners. The customer, Cerillion Technologies, even had a

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2013 – Taking bookings now!

Every January and February, we reckon that we probably answer around 200 enquiries for weddings and events, as prospective brides and grooms begin their huge task of organising the big day. The influx has already begun! Been sitting at the computer for well over two hours now, replying to all the soon-to-be happy couples. 2013 has definitely seen a down turn in advanced bookings though, a lot of interested parties are leaving their arrangements until the last minute, hoping for a better deal on price. As fully professional DJs, we don’t choose to compete on price like the part-time guys

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Festive Cheer and Happy New Year

With Christmas Day upon us again and the old year drawing to a close, it’s time to thank all the wonderful people we’ve worked for and worked alongside during 2012. It’s been a very busy year contrary to our early expectations, and we have seen many wedding receptions throughout the last twelve months, particularly at Orsett Hall. I’d like to thank all the wonderful staff for their help and I certainly look forward to many more appearances as Orsett Hall Resident DJ in the coming months. Our appearance has changed too…..I finally caved in and bought the wonderfully classy starcloth DJ

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Christmas at the Orsett Hall begins…

Time to catch up on a little blogging.... It seems to creep up slowly every year, and then suddenly.....POW! December is upon me, and the Christmas parties begin in earnest at the Orsett Hall. This year is busier than any of our three resident DJs expected, with parties going right up to the 23rd December. Looking forward to many festive fun-filled nights!! Last week saw the very triumphant return of Friday Night Live at the Orsett Hall, with Columbia once again headlining a fabulous night. Over 150 people crammed into the Whitmore Suite to see one of the best coverRead more

Christmas Parties and New Year’s Eve

Well, it’s nearly upon us again……you’d think by now I’d be used to it, but December every year hits me like a train! An almost full diary of corporate parties and socialising with friends & family, by the time January arrives I’m ready to drop! We still have some availability for the Christmas Party period, a couple of our DJs have held back dates to cater for late party bookings, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you’re left in the lurch by a non-professional two-bob pub DJ! We still have New Year’s Eve availability too due to

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Missing Links! – Our highly recommended business friends and partners

Since our revamp of the website, we lost our ‘Links’ page along the way, which contained details of some of our very good friends within the wedding and entertainment business….so here is a quick guide to the suppliers you simply must book for your big day or corporate event: Westside Studio Photography Our favourite photographers, Paul and his team guarantee a first class service. Not only superb images, Westside Studio also offer some wonderful bespoke albums (individually created, not pre-determined like other suppliers) and they also specialise in school prom photography too. With their own studios, they’re  always available for family portraits

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Venue Uplighting – an extra special service

We get asked quite often by prospective brides and grooms if we can light up their function room or wedding marquee with either their chosen colour(s) of the day, or with constant changing colours. Of course we can! Some venues are quite dull  with just plain cream walls and no architectural features to speak of, so with the addition of coloured lighting washing up the walls around the room, it really adds a warmth and eye-catching spectacle for the assembled guests. It also enables us to turn off all of the house lights and create a better dancefloor focus, whilst

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Friday Night Alive!!!!!!!

……Sunday night once again, so time for a quick blog update. What a truly awesome night at Orsett Hall hotel on Friday, where we launched our first ever Friday Night Live. Columbia were our main act, and as always they blew the roof off, leaving the assembled mass gasping for more and immediately demanding a return visit for the five-piece coverband. Well…….talks are already underway for the second Friday Night Live at the end of October. Watch this space! On a slightly sadder note, last night saw my final gig as the main resident DJ at The Manor hotel in

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