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21st Party in the Kent countryside

This weekend saw me DJing in the lovely Kent Countryside for the 21st Party of a professional golfer. The event run very efficiently by Georgie Lilwall  of Ethereal Events and was set in the grounds of a beautiful country house near Ashford Kent. There where about 120 guests with a real mix of friends family and age groups (18 to 60) and this is what they dance to, they must have enjoyed it as this is the feedback I received. "I

Choosing music to play at your wedding reception

  Probably the first decision is not surprisingly, what will be your first dance if you having one. For some couples, the choice is obvious, for others its harder. Maybe a medley of tunes (I have arranged several first dances made up of the combined bride and grooms favourite tunes) or a unique cover version. It's your day, so you need to ensure you have your special tunes in there, the ones that mean something to you as a couple

The technical details – Sound System and DJ Lighting

The key to my flexibility when DJing is a piece of software called Traktor, this in turn is controlled by a Numark Traktor controller. Because of the size of my music collection, over 50,000 tracks and growing, I use a custom built PC with 3 hard drives. One for the Traktor program and the operating system and the other two for music. I also use Dennon CDJ's as a back up.... From here the digital sound goes to a Pioneer DJM

Polo Arena Gold Cup After Party

An alpine Aprés party at the 'Berkshire'!!! Finishing off the winter arena polo season, the infamous after party of the Gold Cup will yet again deliver an epic closing party with a twist. Welcoming back our favourite DJ Paul Linney - Get your UV, retro ski apparel and self ready for an awesome night off piste at the Berkshire's Pop Up Alpine Lodge. And this is what I played........ Title Artist Unfinished Sympathy Massive Attack EVERYBODY'S GOT TO LEARN SOMET

Choosing a Wedding DJ

Thoughts on choosing a Wedding DJ. A friend of mine asked me recently what advice I would give to someone looking to hire a wedding DJ. After initially saying tell them to hire me, I started to think about a more constructive answer. The wedding reception is, in most instances, the longest part of the celebrations. So choosing the wrong DJ can have a big impact on the day. So I would suggest to an enquiring couple that the first

Finding that perfect Wedding Venue

There are a lot of resource out there to help you find the perfect wedding venue. In reality though is there such a thing? What you, the bride and groom consider perfect will it be seen as by your wedding guests as such? In my experience, and I have been to a great many weddings, people tend to hire a venue that is too big for their needs. This results in people being spread very thinly around 20 at the

What songs actually work for a Party???

What songs should be played at a Party or Wedding? It really depends on the guests, the more varied the guests the more varied the music, unless the party is themed or the person paying the bill requests a particular style or musical genre to be played all night. Here are some links to some suggestions. Dance-party playlist: 100 greatest songs for an epic party   For a wedding reception: 1. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor (1975) 2. "Don't

Siv’s Birthday at Bumpkin in Chelsea

I was asked to play a few tunes at Siv's birthday drinks party in the lovely Bumpkin restaurant and bar in Chelsea. It was a great event and well attended as you can see. Here is a video of the very last dance... http://youtu.be/JkGSduEGiOE And here some of the guests who came out on a Monday night despite the weather   Quite a few people asked me about the music, so here is the playlist from the evening. Title Artist

I am a celebrity get me out of here…….

I was asked to DJ at a Party for over 400 people on a lovely estate in Surrey recently. The theme for this years Xmas Party was I am a celebrity get me out of here. All the guests had to arrive wearing a celebrity mask to gain entry. Starting at 20.00 I DJ'd until 04.30 the next morning...... The room was filled with hired in plants and an animals and I produced some VJ footage to help with the

80’s Club night in Godalming

  After DJing at an 80's Party a at the RED LION in Godalming a few months back, I was asked back to DJ for the pubs own 80's night on the evening of the Xmas light switching on. I love a good 80's night especially one where the crowd have got behind the theme like they did here (everybody was in fancy dress and dancing from the start) I have been asked back to do a 90's night on