My last Wedding of 2013 was a big one - and a new venue for me. It was inside the stunning Orangery at Tortworth Court, a Four Pillars Hotel. I'd already visited the venue with the Bride and Groom a few months previously so knew where to set-up my equipment and when the music needed to finish (ie. bang on midnight). The room looked great in the day but even better at night.
Monday, 30 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
I must admit I was a initially a little unsure as to what would be expected of a disco at a 90th Birthday. The family of the Birthday boy knew that a little entertainment in the form of some disco lights and music would be good to keep a medium sized room of guests happy - and who was I to deny them this.
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
So here is what I'd call the perfect teenage disco.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
The Holcombe Inn was a bit of a revelation to me as a Wedding reception venue. As gastro pubs go this is right up there and more importantly it's retained it's local feel. They only have a handful of Weddings here a year so I consider myself very lucky to have DJ'ed in such a gorgeous little venue.
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Ok, so I guess I was in my element for this party. Being 40 always helps when DJ'ing at a 40th - and as the birthday boy was a massive fan of Depeche Mode we couldn't think any more alike when it came to music for the night.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
So, something a little different on the wet Saturday at the end of July. Taking a break from plush hotels and other fancy venues I found myself in a working cattle barn in Emborough, near Wells. This wasn't a party or Wedding but a disco for the local Young Farmers.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
So, on one of the hottest days of the year so far it was off (the short distance) to the lovely Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet for the Wedding reception disco of Sam & Shaun.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Despite Wookey Hole Caves being right on my doorstep I hadn't had the pleasure of DJ'ing there until Chris & Holly kindly asked me. The Wedding reception was being held in the aptly titled 'Big Top Restaurant' and this was decorated beautifully.
Monday, 3 June 2013
I'd visited the Clifton Club before - not as a DJ but as a guest at a networking event many years before. I remembered how beautiful it was then but I must admit I'd forgotten just how stunning it was.
Monday, 27 May 2013
I must admit that when I was first asked to DJ at a 60th Wedding Anniversary I was a little worried at how well a disco would go down. However I soon realised that it would be a lot like a Wedding - many different age groups from Great Grandchildren to Grandparents.
Thursday, 9 May 2013
It's not often I end a party with The Prodigy's Smack my bitch up. It's not often I get it requested either. But with the musical brief from the birthday boy being 'songs from the 90s up until modern day' it was fair game. And one of his mates was very insistant that I play it last. Very insistant.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
With little time to recover from the previous nights wedding disco at Coombe Lodge, it was off to the Bleadon Suite of the Webbington Hotel in Somerset for Emma and Mike's Wedding reception.
Monday, 15 April 2013
So this was my fourth visit to the beautiful Coombe Lodge in the past 12 months - and as usual I was sharing the bill with a band. Not a ceilidh band this time but a rock covers band known as 'The Jacks'. The band were playing the couples first dance so I only had to set-up, play some background music until everyone was ready and then sit back enjoy the show - first the first hour at least.
Monday, 4 March 2013
So what are the chances of being booked independently two weeks in a row at one of my favourite wedding venues? Pretty slim I reckon. So here I am again, this time in the morning room at Leigh Court near Bristol.
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
It's been a couple of years since I've DJ'd at Leigh Court. Last time I set up in the Library room, this time I was in the Salon at the rear of the building. To be honest it doesn't matter which room I was in, I'd forgotten how much I loved the place. I'm a sucker for huge beautiful National Trust type properties and this is one of the best I've played.
Monday, 18 February 2013
When I went to vist the Bride and Groom almost a year ago it was evident that they both had very different tastes in music, so their Wedding reception was always going to be a night of different musical genres.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Short and sweet. No, not me, far from it. I'm talking about Rachel & Jon's wonderful wedding disco at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon near Bristol.
Monday, 14 January 2013
So here was my third surprise 50th birthday party disco in the past 6 months, this time at Shepton Mallet Football Club, a cracking little venue just perfect for these sort of events.