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Archive: Oct 2012

  1. Our wedding DJs take the indoor Disco Shed to Parklands, Essex

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    Parklands, or Quendon Hall, is very close to Saffron Walden, and so virtually my ‘local’ wedding venue, but until now I have never had the opportunity to DJ there. I’d visited an open day once though and been struck by what an impressive place it is, on the edge of the beautiful Essex village of Quendon set about a mile down a private road, making it all the more striking when it finally looms into view! Mags had seen one of our adverts in a wedding magazine, and got in touch asking me to meet her and Dan to discuss our wedding DJ services. I headed down to meet them at their house one evening in early summer to chat about their wedding music and go through our different options – though it turned out that Mags already had her heart set on our indoor Disco Shed! The wedding was...

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  2. Preston Court, Kent, Indoor Disco Shed wedding DJ

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    Martina and Adam got in touch almost as soon as I launched our Disco Wed Facebook page, looking for a DJ for their wedding at Preston Court in Kent. Not long after getting in touch, they came down to one of our Disco Shed club nights at The Book Club, in London and subsequently decided to book our Indoor Disco Shed option for their big day. Martina works in TV and even booked me separately to play a DJ in a scene set at a rave in a programme she was working on – My Mad Fat Diary. So by the time, a couple of weeks after filming and not long before the wedding, that we met for drinks again to discuss music and their plans for the day I felt we’d struck up a great friendship, which is always nice! Preston Court is a stunning venue, a proper Kentish...

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  3. Disco Wed wedding DJs at Ingatestone Hall, Essex

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    Andy and Emma attended a wedding show at Ingatestone Hall, where Disco Wed was exhibiting our super wedding DJ services! They had already booked a rock & roll band, and told me they were planning to fill the gaps when they weren’t playing with an iPod playlist. Now, with so many terrible wedding DJs around, and the need to manage a budget, I understand why people also choose to retain control of the music by taking the iPod route, but it’s a real bugbear of mine! Not because it means less work for us, as I don’t mind losing work to other DJs or to bands at all. Instead, my experience of iPod parties is that they can really lack atmosphere – slow fade-outs and the gaps between the songs can be a real party pooper, the volumes of songs varies all over the place, low bit-rate mp3s sound...

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  4. Our wedding DJs play at Port Lympne Animal Park, Kent


    My girlfriend Libby grew up with an original Wurlitzer juke box in her bedroom, whilst her Dad helps run the Buddy Holly fan club and designs all the artwork for rock & roll revivalist record label Rollercoaster Records. So when Lib met Josie at a very busy wedding fair in Kent and got chatting about a shared love of rock & roll, she was very excited! Sadly, despite DJing at vintage club night The Big Ten Inch as well as with the Disco Shed (look out for Miss Splinters), Lib doesn’t fancy trying out her skills as a wedding DJ. So instead, it was me who headed down to the amazing Port Lympne Mansion and Gardens on a grey Thursday in October to play for Josie and her now-husband Luke. I’d heard the venue was situated in the middle of a safari park, which is something Kent doesn’t exactly seem...

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  5. Gilwell Park Scout camp with a Disco Wed wedding DJ

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    Nicola and Sean were looking for a wedding DJ when they attended a fair at which I was exhibiting on a snowy day at Gilwell Park in Chingford, where they were also getting married. We had a good chat at the show and when they returned to my stand before heading home I thought there was a good chance they would book us! And happily, that turned out to be the case… We exchanged a few emails after the show and I arranged to meet Sean and Nicky again at their flat in London, ironically after another wedding show at a different venue! We had a great chat about music, it turned out were huge music fans who went to an unbelievable number of gigs between them! That a couple are really into their music is always a reassuring discovery, which might sound daft but it’s amazing how many...

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  6. Wedding DJ at Layer Marney Tower, Essex

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    We met Ian and Caroline at a wedding fair, and they subsequently booked us to be their wedding DJ, opting for our DJ only set-up. This was the first trip to Layer Marney Tower in Essex for Disco Wed and I’d been looking forward to seeing the place in the flesh, as it were. I’d seen brochures for the venue at various tourist information spots – it looks spectacular and it bills itself as one of the country’s most dramatic buildings. It was built in tudor times and visited by both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (look, I was a history student so I like this stuff, ok?! 😎 ) and more recently by lovely Fiona Bruce and the Antique’s Roadshow team. If buildings could talk, then no doubt Layer Marney would share a tale or two with Henry Sandon about the good old days then visibly reel in...

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