I am a National award winning DJ, TV & radio presenter and Master of Ceremonies based in Southport primarily covering Cheshire, Cumbria, The Fylde Coast, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Wales, Staffordshire, The West Midlands and Yorkshire, incorporating major towns and cities across the North West of England including Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Wigan.
During my twenty years as a DJ I have covered events across the United Kingdom, both as a mobile DJ and as a club DJ, hosting many Corporate Events for large name companies and organisations including Argos, Budweiser, Matalan, the National Association of Head Teachers and World Cheerleading Coalition (ICC Ltd).
Starting in 1997, I spent six years as a Party Bar/Club DJ before going onto a holiday camp where I was Entertainment Manager for three years. In 2005, I returned to club work and went mobile in 2008. I have worked as a full time mobile DJ for nine years covering Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and many other special occasions, whilst obtaining qualifications in sound engineering, radio and television presenting and event planning.
I have an established background in the entertainment business. This background includes event management, local radio and television along with my work as a party DJ.
My work has featured all types of venues from nightclubs to shopping centres and at all types of events from Weddings and major Corporate Events to School Proms and Race Nights.
With my experience, working across the UK, I have the brilliant ability to judge the right style of music and create a great atmosphere by combining all genres of music with an outstanding professional microphone technique, which ensures my work is of the finest quality around and I continue receive outstanding reviews and repeat work from previous clients.
Through my work and training for radio, television and outside broadcasting, I am a very confident public speaker so you can be assured that you are getting the very best when it comes to any important announcement.
Having built a music collection covering all genres, with thousands upon thousands of songs, from the 1940s right up to the current chart and forthcoming releases, I like to think I always have something for everyone at your event.
I have worked in all types of environments from large scale night clubs and corporate events to holiday camps and children's parties and pride myself on being able to choose music for all different occasions and situations as well as taking on board your tastes in music.
My DJ career started in 1997 working as a trainee at a north Wales night club before establishing myself as a resident within a month.
By picking up tips and ideas from leading DJs, my work thrived and my residency at Scruples/Club Zinc led to it becoming one of the leading night clubs in Wales - winning a double Welsh Music Award for best pre-club event and best small club venue in 2000.
During this time, I established myself as a lead DJ on community radio station Shore FM going from overnights to daytime presenting within a two weeks - including an interview with HRH The Prince of Wales in 1999.
With a new management team in place at Scruples, I was quickly given spots in sister clubs in Manchester, Liverpool, Wrexham and London.
After spending two years on the road DJ-ing, I was offered a new challenge as an Entertainment Manager at a holiday camp. This opportunity allowed me to gain new experiences in a new environment where I would be able to learn valuable managerial and event planning experience.
This change of roles was in sharp contrast to the 90s 'club scene' but allowed me to broadened my scope on the different tastes in music and entertainment people wished to have gaining valuable experience over a three year period.
I believe music knowledge and people skills are key to being able to be a successful Wedding and Corporate DJ and this experience is one I have found to be crucial for my career.
In 2005, I returned to working within nightclubs to help establish a new venue, a challenge which allowed me to bring the knowledge acquired as an Entertainment Manager and assist with promotional business advertising.
After four years at the club, I decided to put my family first as, with the change to licensing on bar and club opening times, working until 4am or 6am did not seem fair on my family.
Since 2008, I have worked free-lance covering numerous events across the North West covering Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, engagements, race nights, children's parties, school proms and more.
Having worked at major nightclubs, in management and in the media, I have established myself as a leading mobile DJ in Southport and the North West and ensures that I use top of the range equipment for both sound and light at all events to give your occasion the WOW-factor.
From high quality sound to controlled lighting and spot-lighting for your first dance - I offer a service than cannot be rivalled for quality and professionalism.
I have hosted Weddings, Corporate Events and special occasions at many established venues including Southport Floral Hall, Blackpool's Grand Theatre, The Vincent Hotel, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Meols Hall, CarPoint Arena (Nottingham), West Tower, The Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, Ramada Plaza (Southport) and Hurlston Hall (Scarisbrick).
I have covered many large scale events including Sportsman's Dinners and Award Ceremonies working alongside star names including the late Bernard Manning and Howard Kendal and Everton FC legends Graeme Sharp and Kevin Radcliffe.
These events include World Cheer Coalition (ICC) British National Finals at Nottingham's CarPoint Arena and their Northern Cheer and Dance Championships in Blackpool.
I have covered 'Le Classique de Danse', a prestigeous awards ceremony covering all aspects of dance from ballroom to theatre, since 2013 and look forward to covering my fifth award ceremony at Southport's Floral Hall in 2018.
Since 2015 I have DJ'd for The National Association of Head Teachers' Annual Dinner and Dance at various venues including the Royal Clifton and Ramada Plaza in Southport and have already been booked for 2018 at MacDonald Hotel in Chester.
In 2018, I will be working for the third year for Formby Hockey Club at their Easter Hockey Festival and it will also see my fifth year as official announcer and DJ at WorldNET - Europe's Largest Football Supporters' Tournament.
I have also worked alongside headlining singers and bands including The Informers, Tommy Barron and Pretty Girl Rock along with numerous official tribute acts to artistes such as Bruno Mars, Olly Murs, Take That, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones.
For charity, I have represented Rock FM as part of their Cash For Kids charity campaign by hosting a 12-hour marathon DJ session in 2013 and, in all, my charity work at events has seen me help to raise in excess of £50,000 for local and national good causes including Clic Sargent, Queenscourt Hospice, Cancer Research, Zoe's Place, MacMillan Cancer and Liverpool Royal Hospital.
My equipment is fully PAT Tested and I have Public Liability Insurance of up to £10million.
Professional Wedding & Event DJ