We had an interesting week in August. Most of our events happen on a Friday or Saturday, but this week we had some unusual days and interesting events.
Monday we were at RWCMD in the Union bar. We were providing entertainment for an annual event that they were hosting this year. A bunch of NUS officers were having a conference. This day proved that you can Conga to anything- even recent chart tunes if you want!
Wednesday I was DJing for the 18th Birthday of a past 50th Birthday client. We had some great dancing- especially considering it was a Wednesday!
Thursday I was DJing for the “I Wish I Went To Prom” Prom with Capital FM. This took place at The Philharmonic, and it was totally fun to be part of the team and provide entertainment for people who never went to their Proms back in the day. It was fun working with Kally and Josh the Wales teatime presenters, and Matt Lissack, who used to present Breakfast.
Friday I was expecting a quiet evening… but around lunchtime I received a call from Charlotte who was organising a surprise 30th birthday party for her husband Marc. Two weeks is a short time to plan a party beginning to end… and the day of the party is quite short notice to book a DJ. I was delighted to help, and she was over the moon. Small touches like the light box with his name on it were appreciated.
Saturday I was DJing for a 60th Birthday of a good friend of mine, Kathy Plaster who is Principal of 344 Dance Centre and The Dance Station in Bristol. The entertainment was full and varied, and she was honoured as she should by many appreciative friends and past pupils. Oscar Anderson who has played a Porter on Casualty- almost since the start of the series was there as guest. As I do a little film extra work myself, it was nice to see him in a social context. He kindly helped my load the car at the end!
8th December was very busy for SGDJs. I was pleased to see that all of the bookings were for returning clients.
Joff was at City Hall, DJing for a charity event for Orthopaedic doctors, with Lizzie on the Selfie Wizard. The Assembly room holds up to 500 people, and so the Platinum package it had to be. Podiums and moving heads plus gobo lights on the booth were provided. A great night was had by all, and we are looking forward to seeing them again in 2020.
June was in Penarth serving a client who was hosting a work party. A musical theme of 70’s and 80’s Disco, complete with mirror ball and fancy dress was totally fun.
James was at St Athan partying until the small hours.
Alex was in Newport for a Christmas party and Paul was at another!
So remember- we are a team. We have more than one DJ to go around. Try us for size … any size!
A new innovation is on the scene- if you haven’t experienced it yet, maybe it is time!
It’s not a photo booth, it’s not a magic mirror… it is a way of collating and sharing photos taken on electronic devices during your event. How better to get pictures taken from various aspects of the venue and party and capture all the fun, not just pictures of those brave enough to go to a booth?
Everything goes on to a memory stick for you that you keep.
Takes up very little space- that of either our TV screen or projector and screen if fitted in the venue. Our wedding this week was a party who had real fun with it.
Discounts when booked with a DJ package, but also available as a separate hire.
I was invited to provide both equipment and DJ services for Silent Event for a Silent Disco at Haverfordwest. It was such fun for both DJs and participants. We had a channel each, and each channel was represented by a coloured light on the headsets as dancers tuned into respective channels. My channel was red. I started out assessing the age group, and played predominantly dance music from 00’s and 90’s.
Near the end it seemed appropriate to turn to more rock and pop music. This was the point when my followers began to increase. The spread of followers was pretty constant and diverse between the three of us, but by the end a majority were following me. I would thoroughly recommend this method of pleasing more people for more of the time!
Avile and William were married on 2nd August. We had many communications before the day, planning and sharing ideas. The Marquee in the gardens is a pleasant place for a wedding. We provided background music for the reception, which was begun with “Spring” from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi for them to be welcomed into the room.
There were 3 courses served at dinner, accompanied by a largely classical background playlist. Speeches were given and recorded, and a competition between the guests for what the length of the speeches would be, as devised by the best man, David.
A mix of old and new music, sprinkled with some Spanish music as selected by Avile. A good time was had by all.
Tony & Mo had a Great Gadsby Theme, which meant there were lots of lovely period styled outfits worn. I played 20’s music for the early part of the evening- up until the buffet. The food was lovely- provided by venue staff, and the warm weather meant some enjoyed sitting outside to eat.
Plenty of disco dancing- music from 50’s through to the present day.
Tom and Alicia had a cool, but dry day for their wedding. I set up for the ceremony in the main venue, and played music to keep guests entertained until the registrar and bride arrived. Some very apt ceremony choices musically- “Marry me” by train, 1000 years by The Piano Guys as Alicia entered… just a couple of examples.
The wedding breakfast was in the annexe function room. We had up lighters in the corridor as well as the function room to match the colour scheme of purple, and an extension speaker in the bar, to facilitate anyone in the bar being able to hear both music and announcements. Tom added some fun to the speeches with scratch cards. There was some money won!
Music selections included a mix of dance, rock, and some classics and chart. A very happy wedding party, with plenty of good humour and love in the room.
I was a little sad when I woke up and found that it was raining. I was hoping for good weather for them. However, the weather did not seem to dampen the spirits of the party, the guests all appeared happy to be there and celebrate the special day.
Everyone arrived for the reception, and enjoyed a hog roast, accompanied by instrumental background music. There were delicate garden flowers on the tables. The speeches given manifested the love they had for each other, and the love of their families for them.
The hall was decorated by Naomi, Glen and friends. You will see the bunting and pom poms hanging from the beams. I was set up to the side of the stage, as the top table was also on the stage in the hall. We put some blue up lighters behind the top table to compliment the pom poms. The top table came down for the evening party.
Naomi and Glen’s 1st dance was “I knew I loved you” by Savage Garden. As soon as everyone joined them on the dance floor, there was enthusiasm from the guests for dancing, and there was only a lull for the buffet, again this was made by the couple and friends and family. A good night was had by all.
Thank you both, it was a privilege to be part of your day!
What is hard for any new DJ, is to get their name out there and no one has done it quicker or bigger than our smallest and youngest little DJ, Louisa. At 8 months old, she takes to the decks (or rather Pioneer CDJ 2000 nexus) like a boat to water. From scratching to tapping play to giggling at her headphones falling off, she loves every bit of it. On the weekend I managed to get a photo of her in the mix and put it up on our SG Discos twitter page. It was not long until it was rewetted and shared across the world and later even mentioned by Pioneer DJ. Now if you don’t think she is really taking it seriously enough, then think about this, when taken away from the mixer she began to cry and in front of the controls she couldn’t stop laughing. Not only this, she was very careful with her milk and even managed to be sick (I was very worried for the equipment when that happened) away from the Pioneer CDJ’s, which obviously makes me happy as the equipment she was playing worth was worth in the region of £5000!
This is possibly the cutest picture I’ve ever taken of a DJ, far better than any of my selfies (I don’t take those. Seriously I don’t!). DJ Louisa is one to look out for, I will try and get some videos of her soon!
On this occasion I shared the entertainment space with a band called Back to November who are from Barry. Four pleasant and talented musicians/vocalists who perform with great harmonies. They plugged their mics into our sound system, and did 2 x 45 min sets.
Catherine had chosen some advance requests which included tunes from Kool and the Gang, Dr. Hook, Jessie J and Robyn Thicke. A happy collection of guests who enjoyed these and other pop and soul numbers. The weather warnings did not prevent a good turn out, and the wood fires were very cosy.
It was lovely to see this couple again, having DJed for their Wedding in Miskin Manor in 2011.
Customer Feedback: “We were really happy with June. She did a fabulous job and we would highly recommend you. Thank you June!”