Joleen & Deborah initially contacted me at the start of 2012 looking for their reception entertainment for their big day in Silverwells. They were looking for a DJ entertainer who could teach and call ceilidh dancing for their reception on the 13th September 2013. The venue had just been opened up in the area and turned in to a function suite and bar restaurant and was new to me. The girls did their homework and booked me 6 days later. The venue was not a large hall, more a number of large rooms. They were using the two suites upstairs. One for the bar etc. and the other with the disco and dancing. They were side by side so if you were at the bar and hears a song you wanted to dance to you could with no problems. Downside for a DJ though you cannot see half the people you are entertaining and makes it hard to judge.
The girls had an intimate reception so the venue was the perfect size for what they wanted and everyone on the day and night had a ball and danced the night away.
” Hi Hugh,
What a fantastic nights entertainment you provided for our special day! You truly brought everyone together with your music!
Deborah and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and can’t thank you enough. Lots of our guests complimented our choice of DJ and I believe if they have any future events they will be hiring you.
What a magical evening. Our dancing shoes were on fire! Thank you so much! I hope to hire you in the future! “
Katie & Emma celebrated their Civil Partnership at the Carlton Hotel in Prestwick on the 7th April 2012. The newly Mrs & Mrs Gray were really great to get on with.. I was told that they work in the hospitality so it makes since that they had great people skills. I arrived about 5.30pm and set up on the stage while they were eating their wedding meal.. There was a partition wall that separated the hall in two during the meal which worked a dream.
This was the 1st time that I played in the venue, and I have to say it was a great experience. The staff were very helpful and friendly to talk to. There was a black LED star cloth filling the stage and a black LED dance floor to match.. 6 moving head light effects on the ceiling so I didn’t have to bring in too much lighting. For other DJs reading this the venue has a sound meter; however my 2.2k system at full pelt could not set it off..??
The girls and the staff prompted everyone back in to the hall and I announced the 1st dance. The girls had the song all to themselves and I announced everyone else on to the dance floor. The night went really well, starting off with about 45min ceilidh music with tuition as required and playing all the requests on the night.. I wasn’t supplied a play list but the girls were delighted by the fact they got all their songs played “next track”. We ended the night with “auld land syne” and everyone headed either home of to the residents bar.
The girls are off to Egypt now, so if you were there, please feel free to leave a message for them to read when they get back..