I have recently worked at the Berni inn for a wedding DJ, and there are a few things that make this venue a fantastic choice for your event. Firstly, Bernie the owner and manager is very hands on and really cares about every small detail, it’s rare that a venue owner takes such a hands on approach and effort. Secondly, the acoustics in the room are great, perhaps how the music will sound in a venue is not always at the forefront of someone’s mind when booking a venue, but great acoustics really does make a difference, it simply means people will enjoy clarity of the music and this in turn adds to the overall experience, especially if you love music. Finally, the place is kept very clean and tidy, lots of parking, easy access, the food in amazing and the staff, just like Bernie, are extremely professional, flexible and very friendly.
I'm very happy playing music from all the different decades, from the golden oldies to the latest charts, but sometimes I get asked by clients if I can mix music! So to demonstrate my mixing skills I have included a few mix examples below, from RnB and club classics to the 1980's, simply click on the play button on any or all of the mix examples below if you have the time, enjoy!
As the summer of 2017 starts to fade and the days regrettably get shorter, I look back on the many new and wonderful people I have met this year, and previous years, with a great fondness. It's about this time of year that I start to encourage bookings and promote my services for next year. Please feel free to share this post or indeed contact me directly if you would like to discuss any of my services for your big day or event. Although weddings are my favorite, I can cater for all events, from corporate to private party's, themed 80's to the latest chart busting hits and cover all decades and genres of music.
It's an unusual venue, but if you love trains, or would like a venue with a difference, you can now get married at Bolton Street Train station in Bury.
The Manchester Monastery is one of those venues that needs some serious sound output, so I usually add extra speakers when playing here.
Apart from meeting so many amazing people over the years, the wedding season also gets me in to some amazing wedding venues. Peckforton Castle is one of my favs and it's such a fantastic wedding venue, beautiful inside and out!
Crewe Hall Is a 400-year-old Jacobean mansion, it's a wonderful place to have a wedding, not to mention a very interesting building draped in genuine history. However, for fellow entertainers, on a hot day, getting the equipment in and setup is certainly a work out, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to setup or at least have some help by employing a roadie. On this particular video, you may notice the function room is very long, and long rooms present a real challenge to the acoustics and making sure everyone can hear the various announcements and speeches clearly. I used additional speakers on the opposite side of the room to the dance floor to solve this problem and I would certainly recommend seeking a DJ who can offer the extra speaker service. (The extra speakers also make a massive difference to the party atmosphere later on)
On the 7th at Media City in Manchester is a fantastic place to host any event. However, there is a real challenge for DJ's, there's very limited loading time and no parking facilities for very large vans. Near by roads have wheel clamping and yellow lines, so be ready to unload fast and park the van some distance from the venue. From the clients point of view, the bar is stays open until 3.00am and the food is very nice too. The venue is split into a few rooms, so speakers installed in at least two of the main rooms will make a massive difference to the party atmosphere. The extra speakers are essential if the DJ sets up in the pantry so speeches and announcements can be heard clearly, I can't emphasis this enough, it's my top tip for this particular venue.
I have mentioned the Middleton Masonic Hall in previous blogs, so I will keep it short and sweet, I really enjoy working here, it's run extremely well, it's maintained to a very high standard, fantastic food, professional, friendly attentive staff, lots of space and a perfect place for weddings if you're local to the Middleton and surrounding areas.
Dave Jones (DJ)
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