Function / DJ

Jacqui Abbot

Jacqueline Abbot is 45 years old this week.

She was born in St Helen’s in Lancashire and made her name as the lead singer of the Beautiful South from 1994 – 2000. She was discovered by the group’s lead singer Paul Heaton who met Abbott and her friend outside a nightclub. He invited them to a party and Abbott’s friend insisted she got up and sing. When Heaton heard her sing he was impressed and invited her to replace the group’s former lead singer Briana Corrigan.

The most well-known songs she sang on were Everybody’s Talkin’, One Last Love Song, Rotterdam, Don’t Marry Her and Perfect 10. She left the band in 2000 because she discovered that her son had autism and wasn’t able to take the pressure of touring with that situation.

After the band broke up, Paul Heaton and Jacqui reunited for a career as a duo and have made some of the happiest, bright and catchy tunes. With the charts of the 21st century mainly comprising dance-related music, it was unlikely their music would fit in the chart, but the chart seems irrelevant to so many people now that it didn’t really matter. Proof of this was the much-radio played track D.I.Y. spent one week at number 75. The radio stations supported their music and their music has sold well.

In 2014 they released the album What Have We Become? Followed the year after by Wisdom, Laughter and Lines. Throughout 2016 and 2017 they toured and promoted their third album Crooked Calypso which was released in 2017.

A couple of weeks ago their latest single, 7″ Singles was released with an amusing video and references Dolly Parton and Peters And Lee in the lyrics who seem to appear in the video.

This deserves to be a big hit. Enjoy.

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

 

As a DJ with 35 years experience, I can be booked for the following functions:

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

 

Discos

No two events are the same, but where some DJs charge according to the size of venue and number of people attending, I don’t do that, it makes no difference! All it depends on is the playing time involved and the distance travelled.

I have worked in hotels and function halls all over the country and can cater to any size venue.

In 2003 I became the resident DJ at Sopwell House Hotel in St. Albans.

In 2012 I also became the resident DJ at superb wedding venue, Northbrook Park in Farnham, Surrey and in January 2014 the owners bought Froyle Park in Alton (Hants) and I was chosen as their preferred supplier too.

 

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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.

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