Mobile Disco Service
What you should expect
The basic Mobile Disco
service comprises of turning up at the venue at least 45 minutes
before the start of the event, and setting up the equipment and
The position of the disco should ideally be on a raised stage if
available, and certainly near electric power points. A couple of
tables for the DJ's use should be left in the appropriate area.
The rigging of the equipment will take approximately 30 minutes,
at which stage a sound and lighting test will be carried out.
Whilst the guests are arriving, suitable background music will
be played at a low level, whilst the guests mingle.
At an agreed time or upon a signal from the host, the DJ will
welcome guests to the event, and start the music. - It is good
idea the advise the DJ before hand if there are any speeches, or
food to be brought out, as this will help in the planning of the
music for the first part of the event.
At the end of the event, again at an agreed time with the party
host, or on instruction of the licensee (in licensed premises),
the DJ will wind the evening up.
The equipment will be de-rigged and packed away, and the area
left in the same state as it was found. - The de-rigging should
take approximately 20 Minutes.
Payment to the DJ should be made as soon as possible after the
If you would like the DJ to carry on after the agreed finish
time, please advise the DJ as early as possible, so that the
music set can be adjusted accordingly. The DJ will need the
permission of the licensee or venue to ensure compliance with
the entertainments licence in the premises. The DJ will advise a
cost for additional time, and payment should be made in cash
before the additional time commences .
The right music at the right time
Some people think of DJs and especially Wedding DJs as cheesy.
In my experience, its more often than not that at weddings the tunes
some people class as "cheesy" are the songs that fill the dance
I try to meet with the Bride & Groom before their wedding day if
possible to understand the type of music they would like on the
night, the songs they want to hear, and the songs/music they
definitely do not want.
Those that pay the piper, call the
tune. If you don't want cheese, let me know the type of
cheese/songs/artists you don't want, and I won't play them...
(and for the avoidance of doubt, I will never play the Birdy Song /
Black Lace or similar without an explicit request from the party
host/bride & groom)
A lot of the time I am asked for no "cheesy" stuff, however a lot of
wedding invitations are now sent with a suggestion card for
tunes/songs for the reception disco and the song choices/suggestions
that are returned and suggested include a lot of what some people
describe as 'cheese'.
One person's 'cheese' is another person's absolute must-have
As a DJ, it takes a little time to get to know the audience on the
night, but once you are up and dancing, I should be able to keep you
there all night.
Weddings and family parties are tricky beasts, as you have to cater
for all ages from 5 - 85. Any DJ worth his salt will try to cater for
all tastes, and subtly change the music over the course of the
evening to include current chart, rock 'n' roll, disco etc... as
appropriate to the audience to try and give everybody the chance to
get up and dance to the tunes they enjoy.
I am often surprised by the different ages dancing to different
music, from those in their more senior years dancing to David Guetta,
to the 20-something 'clubbers' who suddenly spring to life when a bit
of Motown is played.
I will try to fulfil all requests on the night (within the guidelines
discussed with the party hosts), but if asked for some pumping dance
whilst the dancefloor is full of people jiving then, you may have to
wait a little while for your request, as a sudden change in tempo and
music style that people are enjoying will clear the dancefloor
instantly - not something any DJ or party-goer enjoys.
REMEMBER: A professional
DJ will always play the right music for the
occasion. Many operators think that the more
lights/speakers/amplifiers they carry, the better they are.
True, lots of flashing lights do look nice, but always ask the
mobile disco before booking about their music and experience,
what type of functions they have played, and if they are
prepared to give you references. There is no substitute
for experience and reputation!
REGULAR BOOKINGS: Middleton Sports Club (Resident DJ for
events); Rumshack Event Management; John Wiley & Sons (Bognor)
Staff Parties and Celebrations;
Many of the staff from the
above companies and members of clubs / societies book me as
their first choice disco for their own private functions /
weddings / celebrations after
attending one of my events.