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#295043 Erm Hello

Posted by groovindj on 16 October 2014 - 03:34 PM

#294462 Hello All - been away for a while

Posted by Porky Man on 29 September 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hi all

I've been a member on here for about a century but havent posted for ages... and actually, Colin has reminded us that we ought to network more efficiently.

I too have been lured away by the fakebook devil but I'll share this with you guys who have come along since I left.


I don't work in the budget arena, the only reason I get premium rates for what I do is because of great advice I got from this very forum, sure you need to filter out the dreamers and instant experts, but you soon get to know who they are.


Most of my gigs are me, on my own, out of my car, or occasionally a big trailer and a good lump of my work comes from guys I met on this very forum who do completely different stuff to me but also operate in the quality market.


There is no correct price for a DJ, you charge what you are happy working for, there is no correct set up for a DJ, you set up what you think your customers will like.  There is no correct skill set, every single one of us is the best DJ in the world for someone, unfortunately, we're the worst for someone else.

The opinion of a 14 year old bedroom jock might be just as valid for your business as that of a 54 year old 30 year DJ veteran, only you can decide.


My name is Merv, I have a thousand rubbish websites but the worst one is here

I'm old, past it, overweight, just busy enough and actually really happy with my lot.

I have a dislike of liars and constant bull5hitters, and hate the overuse of LOL for when people aren't actually laughing out loud, lol


oh yes, and to someone, I'm the best DJ in the world, however to you , probably the worst. 

#294262 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by Ian on 24 September 2014 - 01:00 PM

oh my the great spotty topic, the single most headache of a topic on the planet of forums...like....ever...


I like this topic, it has all  the groovy gang in it :)

#290949 Club/rave dj converting to weddings/mainstream

Posted by Stardust Weddings+Events on 20 October 2013 - 03:59 PM

Not the impression I get from the DJ's I know who have actually been on any Marbecca courses - but it's an easy target I suppose.


I'll use the obvious example here :


Colin Cook.


Started out as a £50 pub DJ, now a top wedding DJ.


Has he been on one of these courses?




He just looked into the industry he wanted to be in and what the clientel he wanted to work for wanted and well adapted to offer what they want.


You don't need to spend £1000s on a course to look at your business and how you can improve and what you need to do to get where you want.


I'd like to think over the last few years I've "upped my game" a fair bit and I'm very happy with how my business is now and the type of clients I have and I owe most of that to help and advice from people on forums like this and certain Facebook groups and some DJ meet ups which haven't been about lining people's pockets and generally having a look at how some of the sucessfull people work.


You can have that one for free.


But then it's just an opinion.

#298834 Erm Hello

Posted by Darlo on 03 August 2015 - 08:31 AM

Wow the Internet really is slow down there in the West Country!

#296339 Wedding DJ just joined the forum.

Posted by Matt Wilson on 11 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

Hey everyone,


My name's Matthew, I'm new to this forum. I was introduced by a fellow wedding DJ, Host and friend Dale B (Daley Bee).


I'm 31 and have been a paid DJ for the majority of my life (I didn't use the word professional!). I would however claim to be professional and I concentrate my businesses on pleasing the clients.


As well as being a wedding DJ, I also do a lot of corporate work for large companies and venues.

I provide entertainment in the form of DJ's, I supply hardware (speakers, truss, lighting etc.) and also provide decoration services (draping, uplighting, LED dance floors, backdrops and starcloths, centrepieces, chair covers, rustic chairs and graphic enhancements).


I cover a worldwide customer base, although over 90% of my work takes place within South Wales.


I hope I'll be able to contribute positively to this forum.





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#295579 Erm Hello

Posted by Soul Function Roadshow on 26 November 2014 - 10:55 PM

Seeing as a lot of the "Old Faces" are back, will we be resurrecting the hotel room disco's at night AFTER BPM  :clapping: 

#294441 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by Adam ADH on 28 September 2014 - 10:58 PM

Do you know what, it's so damn good to see all the old schoolers back on here commenting! I'm even laughing at Clives post about Soundshops profile pic exploding!….god it's odd what you can recall!


When 4 x Acme Dynamo scans on a deck stand was a common rig….(before Wizards on sticks!)

When Pee Cee had his Martin Audio rig!

When Tech had his Karaoke shows out down the local boozers….

Dion and his weekly rig setups in his boozer…and when he got those new lasers and he frickin loved em!

You don't get none of that elsewhere anymore…..on the old Facebook pages it's all LED Disco light questions and people noshing off FBT! (*joke*)

#292971 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by Adam ADH on 03 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

Wow! Blast from the past!

Ahhhh the age old MDJF days feat Cav, Woody, PeeCee, Tech, Ian, Gilbz, Cook, me, Jivemaster (giggidy!), Dion, Rich & Georgie (DK), Scott Burnside, Twinspin……..only seems 5 mins ago!

#288289 Can't shake it off...

Posted by groovindj on 08 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hi Phil. Welcome to MDJF and welcome back to being a DJ!

It's easier than ever these days to put a little rig together for yourself that doesn't take up much room and is respectable enough to gig with.

You don't need lots of bulky expensive equipment any more*, just a laptop with some DJ software, an all-in-one controller/mixer, powered speakers and some LED lighting.
You could even have the laptop and controller set up at home for a few sessions during your leisure time.... 
If you're not aware, there's a big yearly DJ exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, called BPM. It's well worth a visit. It's much more than just stands with kit.
www.visitbpm.co.uk September 14th, 15th and 16th.
(* unless you want to!)

#283855 Hello there!

Posted by wanye on 13 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

just exactly how small are your DJs? and do they come with carry handles and/or wheels?

are you a team of midget DJs on rollerskates?


#299947 hello

Posted by Tech on 21 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

Greetings Simon :D

#298537 Hello All

Posted by Tech on 03 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

Welcome Mike!


I'm a VDJ user myself but almost exclusively use video material these days. In fact by using videos I see the music I play in a slightly different light and actually format my show as a provider of party and general dance-able music. That way it becomes the service I offer and not to be some form of glorified jukebox - which can lead to the obscure request scenario! As advised though I would stay away from media streaming services as they are not reliable and somewhat questionable in terms of legality in the UK for commercial use.


Although I do still collect music, these days I concentrate on my preferred genre which is Soul, modern and classic/northern and spend time perfecting that - mainly for my radio shows. Each to their own though, no-one will ever have that ultimate comprehensive collection with them at all times.


My suggestion to you as a (re)starter in the industry is to create a unique selling point for yourself/your show. Try not to just compete with all the other regular shows out there otherwise you just become a price to someone and not something of value. I only provide video disco/karaoke now, some people like that and want that (along with my irresistible personality of course!), others might prefer the DJ/show that looks cool and blends into the background and can handle Jazz. Each to their own but make sure you can provide a service and not just music and lights.and sell yourself in that manner. 


Good luck and keep us updated with your shows and successes! 

#296348 Wedding DJ just joined the forum.

Posted by Ian on 11 January 2015 - 07:45 PM

Hi Matthew,


Love the Traction system you have there.



#296160 Vinyl DJ taking you back to the 90's!

Posted by wanye on 02 January 2015 - 11:30 AM

I quite often use a dj shop in Eversley (back up the m3 from you) called RSD music... run by David Reed... he is very helpful, knows the business inside out and holds lots of dj goodies in stock, certainly worth a visit as those direct drive decks will be a complete pain to set up / knock down at every gig!



another vote for dave reed. great guy... and if youre considering how much to charge for gigs, go have a chat with him about how much you think you should charge :)

#294467 Hello

Posted by watson118 on 29 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

HI Guys 


My Names Mikey, I work for a Company called Bright Lite Productions. I just thought I would introduce myself to you.


I set up an account to expand my industry knowledge and see what's been going on, not to mention try to help where I can, If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact me.


Thanks Guys 

Mikey (DJ and AV Tec)

Bright Lite Productions

#294393 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by apevents on 27 September 2014 - 09:12 PM

Ooooohhhh - fighting talk!!

Got to use it all the while I'm under 30, which isn't much longer sadly

#292948 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by Cav on 01 March 2014 - 02:07 PM

Was laughing and joking with a few pals of mine recently about the exploits i encounted in my 33yrs as a dj  prior to my retirement in 2008


i suppose the best claim to fame was the fact that in all those yrs i never had to advertise once

yet still managed to run a very succesful business


the 2nd best claim to fame is that i was the author of the globally famous  spotty djs post on this forum which rattled so many people and also gave great enjoyment to others who understood my  tongue in cheek sense of humour


To all those members who i have known  for many years a fond hello 

esp Jeff Wood ,Colin Cooke, 5tatman and anyone else who remembers The Cav 

#290947 Club/rave dj converting to weddings/mainstream

Posted by funkymook on 20 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

Ian from the impression I get those courses dont teach you anything that thinking a bit and using a bit of common sense will. But if we all hold hands and stand in a circle and chant "I am the greatest" then we will all be instant millionaire superstar DJs and have houses in Sandbanks.


Not the impression I get from the DJ's I know who have actually been on any Marbecca courses - but it's an easy target I suppose.

#281408 How you all doing?

Posted by M2K on 30 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Not a newbie. Tricky and myself were on the boards back in the day. Just checking in and saying hi. Hope to check these boards more frequently, as a return to mdj is very likely.