Coventry Pride 2017

This time last week I was DJ-ing from the main stage at Coventry Pride. This gig came off the back of an event that I did at The Herbert back in February. I worked as between-acts DJ for the entire weekend. The weather was kind, the audience was fabulous (in every conceivable sense of the word!)…

Review of the year, 2015

Well, it’s been a pretty nuts year. I started as a dabbling bedroom producer and occasional, moderately reluctant DJ; the year finished with me full-time pro in the mobile DJ market and with a CD release and BBC Introducing Artist of the Month under my belt as a producer. And some live shows, too! Just by looking…

Why It’s Worth Paying For a Pro DJ – Digital DJ Tips

You may remember that a little while back I wrote a long blog post about why it’s worth paying for the skills and security that a professional DJ will bring to your event. It was only up for a very brief while, as the lovely and hugely informative guys over at Digital DJ Tips decided…

DJ-ing for Roller Derby

So here’s an interesting thing: my DJ-ing career began with providing music for Roller Derby games – and I still do one every now and again. In early December I was privileged to be selected (for the second year running) as the sole musical supplier to BEARDI, a 2-day, international, Men’s Roller Derby tournament. DJ-ing…

New video – lightshow demo

More video, shot in the same session as my setup movie. This one demonstrates my lighting setup – looks great with a bit of smoke in the room. Huge thanks to EGO Performance Company in Coventry for the use of their amazing performance space in making these videos.

New video – one-man DJ setup

Announcing the very first video on my ‪‎youTube‬ channel – an insight into a side of ‪mobile DJ‬-ing that you’ve probably never seen: the build. Just one part of the masses of work that goes into a successful ‪event‬ or ‪‎party‬, the build is where we turn a car-full of bits and pieces into a thing of power and…

“But my mate’ll do it for 20 quid”…

Hey folks, sorry if you’ve not found what you were expecting here, but it’s actually really good news (well, for me it is, anyway!) This article has been picked up for publication by Digital DJ Tips – and part of the deal is that the original is taken down. I’ll put a link on this page to…

Accidental non-destructive testing

You recall the other day I did a big, rambling, self-congratulatory post about foam-lining my lighting case? Well… it turns out it’s a pretty good thing that I did that job when I did. Whilst loading the car after Resonance, the camber on the pavement outside the venue caught me off-guard and my lighting case fell sideways…

RESONANCE

Saturday night (7th November) saw the second of my RESONANCE live electronica events in Coventry. I started RESONANCE earlier this year as I was finding it very hard to get an opportunity to perform my material live, most venues not quite understanding the difference between live electronica production and DJ-ing, or just not having an…

Lighting case customisation

I’ve been planning to customise my lighting storage for a while now – and this week I finally got round to actually doing the job. I’ve got a huge Protex case that I store all of my lights in – but up until now I’ve been using the original foam and card packing that the…

Must-have upgrade for Serato DJ

Digital DJ Tips spotlight the latest features in Serato DJ – key detection and controller remapping, both of which are awesome additions to the Serato toolset. The full article can be found here at the Digital DJ Tips website.

News from BPM 2015

Due to it a) being just down the road at the NEC, b) a tenner to get in, courtesy of those lovely people at CD Pool and c) I’m off work at the moment and very, very bored, I took a trip down to the BPM 2015 show. After a day of wandering around looking…