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50th Party in Surrey – Reggae Ska and a bit of 80’s

50th Party in Surrey - Reggae Ska and a bit of 80's. I was approached by the Head of School at Surrey University to DJ at her 50th after a recommendation from her students, which was nice. After having a chat on her musical preferences this was definitely going to be an interesting gig..... The request went like  "an 80’s theme- mostly dance, I was never a Duran fan!  I was more mod into ska back then which progressed to

David Bowie’s birthday

To celebrate David Bowie's birthday Boy George wanted to do a night of new interesting music with electro-pop three piece We Are Brando at Scala in London with their dark dance-orientated sound. George went under his alter-ego The Twin. The music was a mixture of new wave, new disco and electro and the crowd flamboyant with a lot of the 80's crowd from the Blitz. In our group was David Shilling the world famous hat maker and Marilyn was with us

New Romantic and New wave Party

New Romantic and New wave Party for a 50th Birthday Party. I always enjoy playing at an 80's party and having a brief of playing the music I grew up with and am involved with now thanks to my working relationship tp Rusty Egan of Visage. This is what my client had to say...... "Paul, you were amazing. I had the best time and I know my guests were very happy too.   I’m tempted to repeat this if not next

Fifty somethings Funky birthday party

Fifty Funky Party - This Funky Fifty something wanted to relive his youth with music he heard in the clubs back in the day.  A bit of Funk finished of with some 90's House and a few Faithless tracks. Here are some of the comments from the guests: "the music was the best I have had for years, my feet are still hurting...." “Your work the other night was brilliant, I’m no aficionado, but that was the best music and

Alternative 80’s night in Tanzania

Alternative 80's night in Tanzania - While in Zanzibar, I also played at an 80's event. They did not want the normal 80's cheese and chart music but a cooler more club like set. The tracks I played where like a Blitz meets the Hacienda type set and for me a really enjoyable challenge. Here are a few of the tunes    Talking with Myself '98 (Canny Remix) Electribe 101 Fade to grey nu mix cinematic Rusty Egan Colourfield -

Centre Parcs corporate Eighties Night

Eighties night at Centre Parcs  for a big corporate client. When I arrived on site there where over 150 people in eighties fancy dress all ready to party. The room had been dressed by the events company and there was some amazing lighting along with a good sounding PA. All it need was me to produce the goods in my set and give them a eighties night  to remember This what the event planner had to say: "Thanks for being

An Audience with Rusty Egan

Over the past few years, I have been lucky enough to work alongside Rusty Egan a major influence in 80's music and the club scene back then. He is still producing some amazing music and DJing. I have been lucky enough to work alongside him at some great events such as Freddy Rocks at Pikes in Ibiza and also alongside Rusty and  Steve Norman from Spandau Ballet playing the sax at a charity gig in Mayfair- London. It was a

Studio 54 disco themed 21st Birthday party

Studio 54 disco themed 21st Birthday party. Start with a bit of soul during dinner and then hit them with some disco Glitterbox style and 80's classics, through in a few recent dance classics and then back to the Disco tunes. This is what the event organiser had to say: Hi Paul I don’t know where to start! Thank you so so so much for such a fabulous event on Saturday, you absolutely smashed it and that dance floor was

Blondie in London

I was lucky enough to get invited to the Blondie concert at the O2 in Brixton. Not only that I was given backstage passes by the bands drummer Clem Burke, who I am pictured with below: From the when 80's star Debbie Harry and the band launched into their set with the new wave classic ‘One Way or Another’ from 1978’s Parallel Lines, the crowd at the sold out Brixton Academy were whipped into a jubilant fever, something the band

Stoke Newington – 50th Birthday

Stoke Newington - I played in a great party venue a few weeks back called the Old Church in Stoke Newington, London. The occasion was a 50th birthday and the requested music was 80's and more of the New Romantic style from that time frame. The building lent itself to uplighting as this really brought out its features. I also showed images from 1967 news reals as this was the date that the birthday couple had been born in.