How Many Venues Have I Worked At?

I’ve been a DJ for a long time now (28+ years) although I’ve had a love of music for as long as I can remember.

I started out in my teens at the Youth club in March 1987 doing the weekly disco on a Friday evening.

The record decks I first used at the youth centre looked like this.

Old Record decks

It’s been a fun ride along the way over the last 28 or so years even if it hasn’t always been plain sailing…

How many venues have I worked at? Now there’s a damn good question!

This is a list of some of the places I’ve been a DJ at in my time.

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Last updated on: December 22nd, 2015
at 14:34 PM Europe/London

Hey Mr Dj Can You Play…

In all the years I’ve been a DJ I’ve worked in some great places & I’ve lost count of the amount of requests I’ve taken from people for songs at some special event such as birthday or wedding.

Although requests were usually OK, Some nights you would get that one person who constantly kept coming up to the booth or stage demanding you played the song(s) they wanted to hear.

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At one venue in Scunthorpe in 2008 I ended up quitting the Friday night DJ position after someone threatened me with violence for not playing the songs he wanted to hear… Thankfully that venue has long since been demolished to make way for housing.

What these IDIOTS need to remember is DJ’s are creative people & they’re paid to entertain a crowd!

DJ’s are NOT a Jukebox! You don’t dictate the playlist.

 
It takes a lot of skill and thought to get the playlist/set just right for the audience you are entertaining.

Next time you’re at a party and there’s a DJ playing the party tunes leave him to it he knows what he’s doing.

Although If you do feel the need to ask a DJ for a request at a party/pub etc…

Don’t start threatening them it will only get your song request put to the very bottom of the DJ’s playlist!

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 01:05 AM Europe/London

Stability? Radiodj Has That In Spades

I’ve been into Internet radio for a long time now. In all those years I’ve learnt a lot of things about streaming on the Internet.

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It’s been a fun thing to learn about. Other times it’s been hard work because software wasn’t doing the job it was designed for.

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Last updated on: May 17th, 2017
at 13:15 PM Europe/London

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