At about this time I was at music college in Eastbourne and was finding that, as had happened before over the years whatever band I joined ended up (despite best efforts on my part!) drifting apart. I always say, it's not the best artists who make it big; it's the ones who can stand to stay together for long enough to have a hit on the radio without killing each other first, or retiring to Jamaica to worship dope. Being a life long music lover I became very disillusioned and despondent at the whole music business for a while, as have many others before me! But then I realised there was one other aspect of music that I hadn't tried to any degree but always was commended for and loved to do -ie: choosing the music at any party I was at (it all started at my youth club). Thinking back now I could have annoyed a more than a few people, had I not had either good taste, or a feel for what was wanted at that moment.. To cut a long story a bit shorter, I did a few trial gigs and found that apart from the fact that DJ-ing at that time was the new rock and roll and we were more respected than ever before, I actually got a real buzz from having a full dance floor of happy people. [I would have known this too, had I been a competant enough musician to have a 200 song set list of commercial songs in my head! Much respect to those guys. They're a rare breed.] I got better at beat mixing records thanks to my natural rhythm and learned quickly that requests in this environment are more important than personal taste - Something that other deejays (according to my past customers) can be slow or stubborn to learn.
I've been in the mobile disco business now since April 2000 and I have had lots of praise from the start. Its an unusual gig if I don't. I'm not big headed about it. If I get commended I consider it a job well done and go home happy. As I type this, I have returned to playing piano and singing in my free time and now have my own YouTube channel, but I think I've found my musical niche in life and I'm very happy with the immense amount of work I've put in so far!
I can't really think of anything else to say to convince you to hire me, (although if you've got this far down the page I guess you must be slightly interested right?) except that all my customers get treated ethically, courteously and expertly. I love people and I love to feed off the crowd to bring the party to life with the very best music I can provide in a way that's mixed seamlessly and with a show that has that "wow" factor. No gig is ever ordinary or perfunctory for me. Don't forget to visit my video page for some reality on this. I promise they won't be a let down like some of the competition's efforts at post production, or lack there of.
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From: Rachel & Jono Salthouse (Mon 29th Nov 2010 at 18:38)
Thank you for the most amazing dj-ing. My sons' 16th birthday party, was brilliant, you played all the music requested and more,
that kept the party going... Many thanks, the party is definitely the talk of the town..