About me

over 40 years of experience

Take a look below and then for further details regarding availability & pricing please contact me.

As a DJ with 40 years experience, I can be booked for the following functions:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Music Quizzes
  • Corporate Functions
  • Corporate Music Quizzes
  • Birthday Parties
  • Christmas Parties

    Discos & parties

    No two events are ever the same, and whereas some DJs charge according to the size of venue, number of people attending or volume of equipment required, with me, it’s one price for the standard evening with the full roadshow. All it depends on is the playing time involved and the distance travelled. For me details email me at the bottom of this page.

    I have worked in hotels and function halls all over the country and can cater to any size venue, any audience and, certainly, any music taste.

    Between 2003 and 2015 I was the resident DJ at Sopwell House Hotel in St. Albans.

    In 2012, for four years, I was also the the resident DJ at Northbrook Park in Farnham, Surrey and Froyle Park in Alton (Hants).

    Since 2016 I have been the resident DJ at the Verulam Golf Club in St. Albans. A beautiful venue which is ideal for holding a party, wedding or special function. Check it out by clicking here

    music quizzes

    If you are thinking of holding a music quiz at your school or place of work then contact me for details of how to have a fun night. I’ll explain how I can provide a fun night of great music and a little bit of head-scratching. Rarely do I do verbal questions, my nights usually involve playing clips of music from different eras and categories. There can be themed rounds, decades, TV themes, film music, connections, number one hits and many many more.

    I usually incorporate an audience participation round and the duration can last from half an hour up to about 4 hours. It’s an experience and creates a great challenging atmosphere among your friends and colleagues.

    Writing

    I’ve had an interest for writing factual stuff since leaving school. In the mid-ninties I got involved with the monthly-issued Record Collector magazine which, then, had a regular feature called Under the Covers. It was written by John Reid which focused on the original versions of then-current chart hits. During a conversation with John, he learned of my passion for original versions of songs and invited me to present some material for him to elaborate on. After a few months, he contacted me to write my own entries which I happily accepted and we became joint authors. The following year, John told me he was moving on and asked if I wanted to solely carry on which I did for about 18 months.

    Having begun in 2000 assisting the writers and editorial associate at  the Guinness Book of Hit Singles, once the company decided they could do a better job without mssers Jo and Tim Rice and Paul Gambaccini, the book nosed-dived and the next edition was full of errors.

    The original editorial associate approached me to write an accurate rival book which  I accepted alongside my co-author Neil Warwick. Three editions of The Complete Book of the British Chart, which included singles, EPs and albums, were publish all to a successul degree.

    On the back of that, in 2004, I approached the publishers, Omnibus Press, about writing The 1000 UK Number One Hits book as we were fast approaching the 1000th number one hit. They accepted and I brought in Merseyside journalist and broadcaster Spencer Leigh and the book was published the week after the 1000th number one in February 2005.

    In 2005, the 1000th UK number one was reached and myself and journalist/author and BBC Merseyside presenter Spencer Leigh set about writing a mini story behind each one. 

    Here is the clip I was featured on when BBC News at 6pm interviewed me.