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Friday 27 June 2008

My record shop is closing

The record shop I used to use to purchase records and CDs for the disco is to close this weekend. It feels like the end of an era. Back in the days before downloading I would regularly spend over £30...

Saturday 17 May 2008

Drunk Women and DJs

What is it about DJs that makes drunk women think they can act in a way that, if the genders were reversed, would probably result in a sexual harassment case. Tonight I was DJing at a Motown night. It's the...

Sunday 4 March 2007

Strange Request

During one of my Christmas discos I was handed this request..... Nice!!!!!...

Friday 16 February 2007

More Face Painting

Some more examples of Sharon's face painting.... Further to my last post on Sharon's face painting, Sharon's done some more faces this week on James, Connor and their cousin. I know I'm biased, but I think her faces are excellent....

Thursday 8 February 2007

Kit insurance for DJs

I've just renewed my affiliate membership for Pavilion Insurance, the company I use to insure my mobile disco equipment. I've used Pavilion Insurance to insure my mobile disco kit for about 10 years, formerly through their MusicGuard policy and now...

Sunday 10 December 2006

My New Disco Lights

Yesterday, we went to buy a new light for my mobile disco. We went to TR Music as we always do. We ended up buying some Chauvet COLORbars. I set them up for the gig last night and took a...

Saturday 28 October 2006

Face Painter in the Midlands

As I believe I've mentioned before, Sharon is a professional face painter for childrens' parties. For as little as 45 for 2 hours she will paint as many faces as she can. At the parties she's done so far the...

Sunday 2 July 2006

Sharon's Face Painting

I can't remember whether I've mentioned before that Sharon does face painting (I could do a search but it's late and I can't be arsed). She hasn't yet built up a reputation and we don't advertise it so she doesn't...

Friday 21 April 2006

Mobile Disco Companies Targeted by Email Scam

If you run a mobile disco company in the UK, please see this article on www.uk-disco.co.uk/. My mobile disco company has been targeted by this email scan several times. The first time I actually responded to the email before it...

Thursday 19 January 2006

A (not so) mobile disco

This is the set up that I used last weekend for my first gig at the new Coventry City Football Ground, the Ricoh Arena. The room I was playing in holds up to 1,000 people so the set up had...

Monday 26 September 2005

Is the iPod about to kill the DJ?

As a bride-to-be, Jessica Spence was taking extra care to note the details at a friend's wedding recently. One thing that stood out to her was an idle-looking DJ who hit a few buttons on his laptop and appeared...

Tuesday 6 September 2005

Monday Night Wedding Fayre

I spent last night at a wedding fayre at the Village Hotel & Leisure Club, Coventry. 3 hours in a room full of prospective brides dragging their future husbands to look at wedding dresses, cakes, chocolate fountains and the like....

Thursday 26 May 2005

His life on a T-Shirt

A very good friend of mine helps me out regularly on the mobile disco, makes custom made solid wood tables and frequently goes fishing. Some friends of his saw a bloke hand painting designs on the front of T-shirts and...

Sunday 1 May 2005

70s & 80s Boogie Night

Once or Twice a month I DJ at a 70s & 80s night at the Village Hotel & Leisure Club in Coventry. Last night's was superb with over 200 people there. Out of interest and as easy blog filler, after...

Thursday 24 February 2005


I don't think I'm a bad DJ. I can choose my tunes and keep a crowd going. I can beatmatch (although I'm getting a little rusty from lack of opportunity to practice) on both CD and, to a lesser extent...

Thursday 2 December 2004

A busman's holiday season

Here we go. Thursday December 2. First Xmas disco of the season. Over the next 22 days I will be doing 20 Xmas discos. I will probably eat 10 to 15 Xmas dinners. I will here pretty much the same...

Monday 16 August 2004

New pages on mobile disco site

I've added some new pages to my Mobile Disco Website. The main addition is the page of resources for mobile DJs. Courtesy of Fresh n Juicy (which seems to have gone quiet of late), I came across a couple of...

Friday 23 July 2004

Mobile Disco

You may, or may not, know that I run a reasonably successful mobile disco and entertainment agency. This one-time hobby business has grown to become an essential part of our family income....

Sunday 29 September 2002

Such rewarding torture.

Sometimes being a mobile DJ is a terrible form of mental torture so painful I can't understand why I put myself through it. Tonight's booking was a prime example. I arrived at 6.30pm to set up and be ready to...

Saturday 13 July 2002


If you've been reading for a while you may be aware that I DJ as a hobby/earner. Tonight I was DJing at a wedding. It was kind of average fair, not particularly enjoyable from my point of view. But my...

Monday 8 July 2002


Several months ago (try 3 months) some thieving scum stole all of my disco gear, 4,500 worth leaving me unable to work for 2 months. I had insurance but I had just been out and spent 2,500 on new kit...

Monday 17 June 2002


OK. so I've spent the last couple of months slowly but surely building a website for aardvark.dj. And now for some reason, I just can't get it listed on any search engines, especially my prime target, Google. I've read all...

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