Joshua Bradley Wedding

Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ & Lighting

Bluebell Suite

The Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ Service

The Joshua Bradley Wedding dj Service

Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ & Lighting in the Bluebell Suite. I supplied my DJ & Lighting for Natalie & Steven in the Bluebell Suite at the fabulous Joshua Bradley Pub / restaurant in Hyde Tameside in April. We had met up in January, this is when they booked. We then had a an additional meeting a week before the wedding to make sure I had all the up to date information. As I was providing music & microphones for the speeches during the wedding breakfast, I needed to make sure I knew where to set-up for the different times of the day and night.

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Steven & I would like to say a great big thank you to David for creating us with the soundtrack to our special day.We married at the Joshua Bradley in April and David worked his socks off from his set up in the morning, throughout the day and evening until we all finally left the dance floor in the early hours.

We gave David our brief: party time with a constant full dance floor and boy did he deliver. He gave us exactly what we wanted without us even knowing what that was. Somehow, without me having a clue what songs we wanted, David managed to nail it by listening to what atmosphere we wanted and reading between the lines.

What a professional! If your looking for great service from someone who’s priority is delivering a spot on atmosphere, tailored to you and your guests wishes and will work damn hard to make sure you get it then your in the right place. David is THE wedding DJ! Thank you, Dave, for an unforgettable day.

 

Wedding Breakfast

Wedding Breakfast DJ Service

Wedding Breakfast DJ Service

I was set-up on the balcony for the wedding breakfast. So for the during the meal I could see feel what was going on. I could also monitor the sound levels which was especially important for the speeches.  No point having some well written words and nobody could hear them! They had an entrance song of Ho Hey – The Luminare  which was followed by their choice of background music which was a mixture of acoustic songs and Ballads. Once the meal was over everyone went outside, which was when I relocated downstairs for the evening party.

 

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First Dance

Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ

Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ

Their first dance was the classic Phil Collins – Groovy Kind Of Love . They had their guests join inhalfway through to share the moment. This was then followed by their first song to get the party going which was Jess Glynn – Hold My Hand . And it worked B-| . The dance floor started bouncing straight away and continued throughout the night.

 

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Party Time

Wedding Guests dancing at Joshua Bradley

Wedding Guests dancing at Joshua Bradley

Throughout the night we continued with the playlist which consisted mainly of  chart & Indie. Towards the end thou the guests wanted the party classics and we went with it. They then stayed and abused the dance floor for the rest of the night. So I ended up chucking everything from Whitney – Wanna dance  to LMAFO  – Party Rock  to One Night only – Just for tonight .

 

Music & You

 

Finally

I supplied the lemon uplighting, wedding breakfast  and evening DJ music. Tailored to their specific tastes and we had an absolute blast from start to finish. If you would like to be saying the same after your wedding day, about your DJ, then get in touch to check availability. (read the grey area above) 😉 .

 

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Joshua Bradley Wedding DJ Gallery

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Merchant Room Wedding

Merchant Room wedding of Laura & Hani.

Merchant Room Wedding DJ with guests dancing

Merchant Room Wedding DJ with guests dancing

David Lee Wedding DJ at the Merchant Room in Castlefield rooms wedding venue. I was booked by Hani to perform at his wedding after we had are consultation, he loved the idea of requesting songs online. Plus the added extra of me supplying uplighting and music throughout the meal sealed the deal.

 

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“I booked David for my wedding and what can I say is thank you so much for making our day so special and amazing, we had an amazing night with great music choices done by him and couldn’t have asked for a better DJ. Can’t thank you enough for such an amazing night” – Hani

On the day and Wedding Breakfast

Merchant Room Uplighting red

Merchant Room Wedding Uplighting in red

On the day I turned up nice and early due to Mancunian way being closed, to make sure I had plenty of time to set-up the uplighting / Mood Lighting, test and chill before the couple and their guests arrived.

Once they had arrived we had background music of an acoustic / rock feel, then after the meal and chill time I upped the tempo a little. Not before long everyone was itching to get dancing so Laura & Hani moved the cake cutting forward so everyone could get on partying the night away.

 

Lighting It Up

First Dance

Merchant Room Wedding DJ

Merchant Room Wedding DJ

The couples first dance was lovely Photograph by Ed Sheeran . This was just for the 2 of them so they could enjoy the spotlight for the last time of the day. We then followed this with the Father & Daughter dance. This was Celine Dion & Because you loved me . Everyone was invited to join in after a minute, and they did. This meant the floor was full once the party music started B-|

 

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Party Time

Air guitar at Castlefield Rooms

Air guitar at Castlefield Rooms

In the end I was only given a playlist of 4 other songs, plus 5 do not plays. Sometimes that’s how it is. You just let me do my thing, take you and your guests requests on the night and go with the flow. Some of the best night have come from just going where the music takes us. I mean I can’t remember the last time I played Sambe De janero – Bellini but out it came, and off they went doing a conga giving it some.

 

 

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Last Dance

Wedding Last Dance at Castlefield Rooms

Merchant Room Wedding Last Dance at Castlefield Rooms

The chosen song to finish the evening was Whole new world – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle from Aladdin.  Just seemed so apt and everyone loved it was singing and swaying throughout.

 

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And Finally…

It was a long day for me but soo didn’t feel like it. Everyone was in such a happy mood, guests and venue staff, that it just flowed without a hitch and everyone just enjoyed the music and party. Just how it should be. If you would like any information about booking me as your DJ for your Merchant Room Wedding, then please fill in the quick contact form at the bottom, and I’ll be in touch.

Merchant Room Wedding DJ Gallery

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Worsley Court House Wedding

Worsley Court House Wedding DJ

Wedding at Worsley Court House

Worsley Court House Wedding

The Worsley Court House Wedding DJ & Lighting. As much as I try to arrange a meeting before booking sometimes it’s not always possible. And this was the case for this wedding at Worsley Court House. And even thou the couple had access to the online planner, there was only the first dance plus 2 other songs to play. Oh and one Do Not Play. Not that this worries me as I’m just as happy playing of a playlist or going with the flow and taking requests on night as we did here.

 

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First Dance

Wedding DJ at Worsley Court House

Wedding DJ at Worsley Court House

The 1st Dance was a new one for me. I know the song and the artist plus I have the album (Hand Built By Robots – it’s great) . But this was the 1st time as a first dance. So as we were running behind (it snowed – a lot) we got straight into it as soon as the photographer had taken her shots. Dream Catch Me  – Newton Faulkner was the song and as soon as we started people were clapping and cheering along. Everyone was invited to join in, and they did, ready to get the evening going and in full song.

 

Party Time

Party at Worsley Court House

Party at Worsley Court House

As I had pretty much free reign I started with some chart stuff while they went for the buffet (the running times were up the swanny because of the snow) . We had a few people dancing but we didn’t really kick off until after the food. Throwing in party classics and requests on the night we catered pretty much for everyone. Some of the tunes I threw out there were everything from Superstition Stevie Wonder to Low – Flo Rida to Mr. Brightside The Killers .

 

Last Dance

Last Dance at Worsley Court House

Last Dance at Worsley Court House

As mentioned no last dance had been specifically requested so we went with the flow. What it turned out to be was a AC/DC Triple play. Back in Black as one of the other 2 songs they had asked for. This went well so we just added another couple ( Thunderstruck and Highway to Hell) which was gloriously received.

 

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Finally…

So if you are having your wedding here at Worsley Court House and you require a DJ. Then give me a call to arrange a free no obligation chat to discuss your musical preferences. Weather you want to supply an extensive playlist or just a couple of songs and go with the flow on the night, I’m happy to accommodate you.

 

Worsley Court House Wedding DJ Gallery

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Upperwood House Farm

Upperwood House Farm Wedding venue

Wedding Venue over Dovestones

Wedding Venue over Dovestones

Upperwood House Farm Wedding DJ & Lighting. I don’t normally do pre-event blog posts but for this wedding at Uppperwood House Farm I’d break the mold. Why would I do that? well 2 reasons really.

 

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The Barn

Firstly, It will be my first wedding in a barn at a working farm. That’s right the barn is usually used for sheep. But as the wedding is in the summer months, it’s not used for it’s intended purpose. So i’ll be installing a festoon canopy across the center of the barn. Some more festoons swagged around the walls of the barn, as well as being the Wedding DJ in the evening. I am also supplying a P.A. for some background music during the day.

Saddleworth Wedding Venue

Saddleworth Wedding Venue

Upperwood House Farm Saddleworth

Upperwood House Farm Saddleworth

 

The Views.

Secondly, It has some of the most amazing views I’ve come across for a wedding venue. The sights over the moors and down, across and around Dovestones are awesome. These pictures I’ve taken are quick snaps from when I met up with the couple for an initial meeting to discuss what, where when etc. So I can’t wait to see what a professional photographer is gonna get!

Saddleworth Wedding Venue

Saddleworth Wedding Venue

Upperwood House Farm Wedding Venue

Upperwood House Farm Wedding Venue

 

Please Pop back…

So I just wanted to share a little about a new venue to me anyway, that is pretty awesome if you liked this kinda thing. This fits into Unusual venue and beautiful wedding venues.

Let me know what venue you got married in or know that is unusual or has views that are different than the norm.

Don’t forget to pop back in June to see how we got on, see you then 🙂

David.

 

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Busy week in the life of a DJ

Busy week in the life of a DJ.

As I am a full time Wedding DJ & Lighting supplier, my week can be made up of a variety of different things. So with it being a bank holiday and it’s now Friday Night, I’d thought I’d give you a little run down of what I get up to from time to time in between weddings at the weekend. So here goes….

Palace Hotel Manchester

Palace Hotel Manchester

Last Friday I had a last minute to call to cover a gig on Sunday. This event was a science collage graduation ball at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. As I was available I helped out the agency and agreed to do it. I don’t belong to an agent at all, but I do get asked to cover their gigs from time to time.

So Monday was spent sleeping in a little but basically staying away from work. As with all Bank Holidays and weekends, if I don’t have a client meeting or an event to work at already booked, I try to keep clear of work. This is so I can spend time with my wife and 2 growing (still!) sons.

So this week did start on Tuesday with me heading off to my unit full of energy as I was about to do some re-arranging. When I 1st moved in I built some wooden racking, but times change and proper stuff was needed, so some full height metal racking need to installed. And today was the day for building it and moving everything around. Thankfully everything went smoothly and I now have a lot more space.

Manchester Graduation Ball

life of a DJ

Wednesday was a loss day. I tuned up at the unit feeling exhausted, couldn’t concentrate on doing website stuff, and had a headache from late morning on wards. This meant a lot of wasted time, and essentials only. Not a good day to be honest. But experience has told me that this happeneds from time to time, and rather than waste my day staring blankly at a screen, just wipe the day off, go home, take a pill, and chill. So that happened.

Thursday- Up early and raring to go. Today was to sort stuff! By this, I mean after re-arranging my shelving on Tuesday I found loads of containers of home stuff, you know the junk you keep in the darkest depths of your garage. But lucky ol’ me has a unit – filled with stuff! Didn’t realsie how much I had. So sorted all that, and while I was dirty, I sorted my work bench, tool boxes, and put some better lights in my unit toilet. Long day but one of those days where you feel you’ve had a productive day.

Life of a DJ

My Ever growing Son

Friday – Friday was all about doing last minute prep for the weekends gig, and client meeting. Doing another venue page on the website, and generally making sure everything was sorted and good to go. Doesn’t sound a lot when i put in text like that, but it’s quite a time consuming job. I then had to go and collect my Van from the garage after it’s health check at the ,M.O.T. and a few tweaks. Then get my eldest ready and dropped of for his Prom, then back down to the unit to finish off. Home for 9 pm, which on a Friday with no gig didn’t win any favors with the other half, but a bottle wine helped 😉

So that’s it for now I’m off to bed shortly . But suffice to say I have a client meeting tomorrow morning to for a wedding in May 2015, then go and load for a wedding in Manchester city center. This will be the 5th wedding for these bunch of guys, so I must be dong something right.

I’m sure I’ll end up updating over the weekend or early next week, with how the weekend went, so please check back later to catch up.

So that’s about it from me for now,  and I hope you’ve enjoyed this ‘Life of a DJ’ , so signing off , have a great weekend all, and I’ll see you on Monday 🙂

 

My 1st Time

Client meeting at my Office

Client Meeting - Wedding DJ Office Essentials...I’ve been visiting potential customers for while now, but that didn’t stop me from being very nervous about my 1st client meeting at my office.  You know you do all the usual preparation, cleaning,  hovering, making sure fresh milk is in the fridge, Bikkies stocked up you know the usual. The right venue pictures at hand. What was  also a great benefit was the fact as I was asked other questions about other services etc, I had all my pictures at hand which made it  a lot better for the client (I felt) to get a visual idea of what I was talking about and how they could visualise it in their own venue.

I was also able to demonstrate any lighting they where interested in so they could see it in action. This meant they could have a better understanding of what was involved, how it looked and worked in the flesh. On this occasion it was the uplighting that was of interest.

After the meeting I let them have my customary 7 days to ask any questions, view the wedding planner in their own time and look around. They decide to go ahead and book me, which obviously I was chuffed about, but I then asked for their views on the meeting, as I obviously wanted to see what they thought positive or negative, and this is their reply…

 

Hi David, sorry for only just replying.  

I am glad we came to the unit to meet you with regards our wedding rather than meeting at a cafe etc. 

I wasn’t sure what it would be like when we first turned up, but once inside it was great how you showed us the website and explained how you ensure we will have great wedding reception! 

It was brilliant to see you demonstrate the up lighters as we have only seen them online or passing at a wedding fayre. 

The tea and biscuits were a lovely touch also!! 

Look forward to you djing at our wedding. 

Speak soon 

Leanne

That to me says it all – So if you fancy a chat regarding booking me as your wedding DJ or for your uplighting, you are more than welcome to pop along, have a coffee ( biscuits subject stock levels 😉 )