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Retro DJ

Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

(28)
6 hires on Bark
Retro DJ logo
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Retro DJ

Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

(28)
6 hires on Bark

About

With over 27 years experience we are the largest DJ service in Wiltshire covering the south of England. We have a 100% track record meaning that all of our clients have been more than happy with our services and with our DJ team and back up equipment, we have never let anyone down.

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Reviews (28)

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22 December 2019

I hired Steve as the DJ for our annual military wives christmas function. Steve was amazing and very accommodating. He made sure he played songs he knew the guests would enjoy and asked us what genre and artists we would like. You can't put a price on memories but Steve's prices couldn't be beat! Would definitely recommend retro DJ and would definitely use him again if the opportunity arose! He certainly made our night very special! More...

E
21 November 2019

We hired Steve for our wedding party on 9.11.19 and he was great. He arrived in plenty of time, was very professional and kept the dance floor full all night. Everyone had a great night. He played all our requested tracks and read the audience brilliantly. Thank you Steve, from Mr & Mrs Beazer More...

D
21 November 2019

Steve did a fantastic job DJing our wedding reception - he arrived on time and setup within the time he had, coordinated the evening activities (including cutting of the cake and Mr/Mrs shoe game) and played a great mix of music according to our and our guests preferences. We highly recommend Steve at Retro DJ. More...

E
16 November 2019

We found Steve through Bark after reading the great reviews. He was indeed fab, knew his stuff and kept the dance floor going all night. Everyone had a great night - thank you Steve ! More...

M
31 October 2019

Excellent dj,sticks to song lists. Excellent value for money.

K
27 October 2019

We hired Steve through Bark, and couldn’t be happier with our choice. He was very friendly and definitely knew his stuff, listened to what we wanted and provided and excellent evening for us and our wedding guests. Totally recommend as a DJ, lovely man. Nothing but compliments on the entertainment for the reception. More...

S
19 October 2019

Played all the songs we asked for. Turned up on time and interacted with our guests and took requests. Big selection of music as well.

C
22 September 2019

Honest and reliable and able to create the right atmosphere to make any night a great success!

A
16 July 2019

We used Retro DJ for our wedding reception on 13/07/2019. Steve was fantastic! The set up was brilliant and the mood lighting really made it extra special. Everyone complimented his music and had a really good time. The shoe game was also so fun!! Thanks so much Steve! Would 100% reccomend. Mr & Mrs Norris More...

J
6 July 2019

Retro DJ was pleasant on the phone and he turned up quite early to set up before the party. He also played a lot from the list given, even as he tried to please most of the guest. I am happy with the service, no complaints. Thanks More...

H
27 February 2019

Steve was absolutely amazing, he turned up even though we had had heavy snow. His set up was fantastic and he helped make my venue look great. He played all my favourite tunes and I couldn’t have asked for more. More...

C
28 January 2019

Steve has done the NYE event for another fabulous year and we will keep re booking. Steve does a fantastic job catering for all ages and moves between them flawlessly. "legend" ,"superstar DJ" "magic music man" were just three of the many positive comments made, which even just the choice in terms tells you the age range of the satisfied customers. You smashed it Steve. As always we will pencil you in for next years NYE and any event we do in-between. A BIG THANK YOU FROM ALL OF US AT THE RED ADMIRAL More...

M
13 January 2019

Hired for my 50th birthday.
What a fantastic night.
He was great, very professional, disco and karaoke, varied genre of music would definitely recommend.

N
29 December 2018

Fabulous music played all night The equipment was a very high standard, we paid extra for up lighting definitely worth it.
He read the crowd really well and kept all ages dancing all night.
I would definitely book him again.
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Z
30 September 2018

Steve played at our wedding on 30th August and i have nothing but good things to say. He arrived with plenty of time to set up and just got on with it - so much so that i didn't even realise he'd arrived until after he had set up. We had a few technical issues with some video equipment and he was extremely helpful even though it wasn't anything to do with him. We played the Shoe Game after being advised by Steve that it goes down very well at weddings and everyone loved it including myself and my husband. He had the whole room up dancing from the moment he started playing until the very end. I would recommend Retro DJ without hesitation for any type of party need. I will definitely be using him again in the future. Thank You Steve :) More...

M
30 September 2018

All killer no filler! Was how one of my guests described the DJ set at my 50th birthday celebrations. Steve gets to know his audience both before and during the event to ensure the dance floor was never empty. When you have the crowd shouting for more and stamping their feet at the end you know you hired the right man for the job ! Fantastic ! Highly recommended. More...

P
30 September 2018

Great music! Great communication, nice guyI booked Steve for my 50th birthday party, he arrived early and was almost completely set up by the time we got there. Even offered to help with our preparations. When the guests started to arrive an hour later he was straight there playing all the sorts of music Id requested. I had so many comments during and after the event that the music was spot-on. More...

Z
21 September 2018

Steve played at our wedding on 30th August and i have nothing but good things to say. He arrived with plenty of time to set up and just got on with it - so much so that i didn't even realise he'd arrived until after he had set up. We had a few technical issues with some video equipment and he was extremely helpful even though it wasn't anything to do with him. We played the Shoe Game after being advised by Steve that it goes down very well at weddings and everyone loved it including myself and my husband. He had the whole room up dancing from the moment he started playing until the very end. I would recommend Retro DJ without hesitation for any type of party need. I will definitely be using him again in the future. Thank You Steve :) More...

G
31 August 2018

Steve was flawless. Absolutely brilliant set up and music was pumping all night. We had the best "Wedfest" and Steve absolutely made that possible. The lights completely finished off the whole look of the marquee and the dance floor was never empty. Can't sing his praises enough, and excellent value for money! The whole process was professional as well as relaxed. We were in regular communication by email and phone because he really wanted to make sure we got what we wanted. Thank you so much Steve. You absolute legend. More...

A
1 August 2018

Steve was our DJ for the evening for our son' s 22nd and he was absolutely brilliant. Efficient and professional in all correspondence prior to the event and extremely helpful, the party itself was a huge success very much thanks to Steve and his music. He caught the mood perfectly and played music that got everybody dancing till the very end. Steve was happy to be flexible with his hours and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. I couldn't t recommend him highly enough. I am still receiving compliments about him! Katie Rockley July 21st 2018 More...

O
1 August 2018

I found Steve via the internet and so had no personal recommendation. However, the reviews were so good and once I had spoken to him, felt comfortable in going ahead for the booking. I wasnt disappointed. He did a fantastic job. He was polite and was very quiet setting up as the party began. He played 60 and 70's music which was perfect for the age group. He got everyone up and dancing and was amazed at our energy! I would recommend him to others. More...

B
25 July 2018

Retro DJ happily volunteered his services for a charity event and throughout played great music, and a variety of it as well as taking many requests. Would definitely recommend him for any event you have as he was great fun and I couldn't fault him More...

S
2 July 2018

We hired Steve from a google search for our Golden Wedding party. He was local so came to see me first to discuss what music we would have. We had a mix of generations from 4 - 87 yrs old. Steve was fantastic, we had light jazz wafting across the garden whilst we had drinks on the lawn. We then had quite a break without any music during supper to allow the deaf to hear conversations! After dinner we had 60s and 70s music and he just got everyone on the floor until the early hours. Recommend him 100%, and great value. More...

L
1 October 2017

Steve did our wedding on 29/9/2017 he did an absolutely amazing job and played a variety of songs to please all crowds. Was very impressed with the quality and lighting - couldn't have asked for anything more top 10 tracks were played and the order which we requested - all guests said what a great evening and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and music! Would not hesitate to use again for any occasion! Thanks again steve xx More...

B
16 September 2017

Fantastic Wedding DJ. Would definitely recommend.

A
30 July 2017

We booked Steve for our wedding at Bowood, and he was brilliant! Everyone was up dancing all night, right to the very end, as Steve played tune after tune. Steve keeps in good contact with you as well, which is reassuring, especially when planning a wedding and wanting everything to go smoothly! I would highly recommend Retro DJ for all events!! More...

A
8 April 2011

Highly recommended! Retrodj did our wedding for us in Devizes, Wiltshire. They were very professional, contacted the venue directly for us which took much appreciated pressure off (Thanks Steve! ). They quickly had the floor filled and kept them there all night :) Good reliable DJs are had to find and Retro kept in contact with us to make sure we had exactly what we wanted, nothing was too much trouble. More...

R
25 January 2011

Steve provided a great experience for my daughters 18th recently and I would recommend if you want to dance floor filled up to give him a call. ******

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Q&A

By taking requests.
Reading the crowd.
Good use of the microphone depending on the clients preference on microphone usage.
Talking to the guests prior to the start if possible to gain their trust and so that they feel comfortable approaching the DJ.
I strongly believe in giving the client what they want. I have seen too many DJ's play their own favourite music thinking that everyone else will like it too.

I don't really have a style as I try to adapt because every event is different. However, I believe that a good sense of humour is important.

Getting paid for enjoying myself. Yes I really do love my job !
Job satisfaction. I like to see the pleasure I give to everyone doing my job.

I didn't really want to just own a business, it had to be a wedding DJ or nothing. It has just grown over the years and we are now one of the largest and best DJ services covering the south of England.

With over 27 years experience as a business, we have never cancelled on a client or received any complaints, EVER !
I challenge any DJ in the country to match my music knowledge. (Now there's a statement)
I am a full time DJ, registered and professional.
I'm hoping to find the time to write a book this year to educate the client and to include what to look for when booking entertainment and the level of service that they should expect to receive.

Why should potential clients choose to book Retro DJ?

There are a lot of very good DJ's out there but then there are also a lot of bad DJ's that give the professionals a bad name. When a client has a bad experience it has a roll over effect on all DJ's professional or not. Let's face it, anyone can go out and buy a cheap mixer, speakers and advertise themselves as professional.

We are always updating our sound and lighting equipment
We have back up DJ's should anyone fall sick on the day
We carry back up equipment should anything fail on the day
We don't hold another job during the week, we are just professional DJ's

What is a professional?
A professional is someone who has a lot of experience and training such as a tradesman who only does what they do as a profession.
Would you go to a doctor or solicitor who only did this as his or her second job?
A professional DJ is someone who only does this as a living. They could be an experienced DJ but a lot of DJ's still claim to be professional even though they just DJ in their spare time or as a hobby ! However, an experienced DJ may be all that you need for your event especially if you are just having a knees up at your local bar but if you have a really important event such as your wedding day, then we would recommend using a professional. It all depends on how special your party is to you.

Message to clients:

Do your homework !
Does your DJ have a good reputation?
Don't just look at a website and believe the testiomonials. A good website does not mean a good DJ although it does show that they have made some effort.
Ask them if they can back up their testimonials. Speak to the venues where they have worked as the venues have no reason to lie.
Don't just go for the cheapest. If they are cheap, there is uaually a reason for that.

How much should I pay for a DJ ?

This is often the very first question that is asked. It all depends on what you are looking for really.

Imagine that you wanted to treat someone special to a meal ! You could pay for a takeaway meal or you could really try to impress them by taking them to a good restaurant or you can even go michelin star. Either way you are still getting a meal but the prices are very different.

I could go on forever which is why I would like to find the time to write a book. Please note that It is not my intention to knock other DJ's as I have already mentioned that there are a lot of good DJ's out there but there are also a lot of bad ones. I have simply just tried to put everything into perspective.