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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?

 

No.

 

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.

 

Matthew

 

 

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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?

(welcome)


#303767 New Boy

Posted by DJDJ on 20 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

Well 2018 and still here!

Now using a OOVJ with a Denon MC6000 and Yamaha speakers.

Most of my work is based around two local hotels. One of which I have a virtually have a permanent booth set up.

I have rare trips out of Driffield but very rare I go more than twenty miles from home.

 

Still love the job 25 years on, My passion for dealing with drunken yobs is not what is was but still have more good gigs than bad.

 




#302118 Hey

Posted by DJDJ on 26 July 2016 - 10:05 AM

Welcome along!!




#296892 Hi everyone

Posted by azdeejay on 27 January 2015 - 06:01 AM

Hello everyone,  Jonathan here, and I am from Arizona




#295141 Erm Hello

Posted by Ian on 21 October 2014 - 05:29 AM

Turnip munching ROCKS  :turnip:

 

And anyway, MDJF always had the coolest selection of emoticons...

 

Whatever happened to  :hitler: and  :clown: forums?




#295052 Erm Hello

Posted by djweeble on 16 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

Oh my giddy aunt !




#294383 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by Pee Cee on 27 September 2014 - 05:13 PM

On another note, I kinda gave up DJing in Dec 2012, but the last month or so I have rebuilt my DJ Box to give it more storage and might, just might, take up the headphones again.

 

Still got all my gear... so can jump right back in at anytime.




#294096 The Cav is still around...but not djing at the moment...but this time next ye...

Posted by apevents on 17 September 2014 - 07:31 PM

If I remember correctly - Cav's rule was no-one under the age of 25 is good enough to be a DJ? I'm well over that age now so don't care :D




#288912 Hello everyone

Posted by christoph on 03 August 2013 - 08:42 PM

You sound like me about 6 years ago lol.

Any money you spend on mapplins stuff is simply money wasted. But, you'll do it anyway as all new djs do. It's almost like a right of passage.

So get it out of your system now, and come back in the new year and the peeps on here will help you out.


#290925 Club/rave dj converting to weddings/mainstream

Posted by topnotch on 17 October 2013 - 08:54 PM

I may add a bit of advice here

 

youmay have been doing the walk in club - rave- commercial scene for a number of years... but mobile is a completely different game im afraid !!! I does not matter a jot if you are in the USA or the UK.

 

get some help in shadowing fellow mobile jocks, and learning the mobile trade, in turn if they know your good, they in turn will pass work onto you, as they will know you have learnt, and can be trusted to cover those gigs

 

experience is the key here, and if done right .. you could earn lots with the right networking