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Hello, my name is Chris. I started DJing in the mid 90's, originally I was playing hip-hop, soul and funk in various places in Manchester. More recently I run a Ibiza style house night - all kinds of house and disco with sax and percussion.
I have had some residencies over the years playing funk/soul and house but I feel that it has been in the local pubs and clubs and doing functions where I have really learned how to read a crowd and try and find tracks that people like regardless of genre. I am happy to play anything from current pop, 70's, 80's, 00's, 90's house and HipHop/RnB, reggae, Indie/ rock/ska, funk, disco, latin - anything that gets people up dancing!
I am more than happy to go with the crowd on the night and feel that the best gigs are those where I manage to have a combination of knowing what people want a bit ahead of the gig but then interact with the crowd on the night to play what they want to dance to.
I love a challenge and enjoy putting play lists for nights together with clients. Last year I did an engagement party for a girl who was 25 and wanted music from the 2000's (I've been booked for the wedding too! :-)). I did a 30th birthday party in a teepee on a farm for a girl who was part of a musical theater group and she wanted 80's music and songs from musicals that they could sing along too. I did a 40th for a chap who wanted house/tech house and I took with me a sax player and percussionist. I did a 50th for a chap who loved rock and used to go to Sandinista in Leeds and the brief was to make it as much like that as possible. I did a 50th for a lady who was throwing a movie night themed party and on top of the 100 tracks she sent me she also wanted movie theme tunes to play adhoc when I spotted various fancy dress themes!
I'm not the most technical DJ, I can certainly hold my own with a few little skills here and there but my focus is on what the client wants and not about what I want to play or do. I'm very confident I could get very decent references from each client that I have mentioned for you if you want them. Well, the recent ones anyway - not the ones from the 90's!
I’ve seen Chris DJ many times and he’s one of the best and most reliable in the business - clubs, pubs, student nights, house parties, family events. .. he can keep any audience entertained and the dancefloor full! My friends recently booked him to play at my surprise birthday party, and he kept the quality tunes coming all night long. Highly recommended, get him booked! More...
Chris was recommended to me from a local FB group and he came and played for my 30th birthday. It was outside in a ti-pi so not the easiest venue but he came to check out the set up the day before so there were no surprises. On the evening he arrived on time, took into account the kind of music we liked, took requests, read the room and seemed to really enjoy his work! Everybody I spoke to commented on how great he was. Would highly recommend and will use again. Thanks for making it such a great evening! More...
Chris was the DJ at my engagement party last year and was absolutely brilliant! He did his best to meet the needs of all the guests by playing a huge mixture of music and playing requested songs.
Brilliant DJ. Superb tunes, Great guy.
Seen Chris do a number of gigs, always fantastic.
Chris performed at our engagement party last minute due to a cancellation. Chris really understood the guests and tailored the music to match. He was very welcoming to requests, and made the whole night flow very well. I would definitely have him back for further parties and cannot thank him enough. If you want a DJ that knows how to get party going and you know you can rely on, Chris is your man! More...
Chris DJ'd at our 'big' birthday last year and was brilliant. He made sure he knew what we wanted and was amazing on the night, throwing in some random requests. He smashed the music and made it impossible not to dance. Good luck Chris. More...
Chris was brilliant. He played a brilliant set and had everyone up dancing right until the end. He was very easy to work with and replied to messages promptly. I would highly recommend him,