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Indie Wedding DJ | Alternative DJ | Britpop DJ | Rock DJ | Pop Punk DJ | Emo DJ

A Stylish, Modern & Trusted Indie Wedding DJ

If you’re sick of run-of-the-mill wedding DJs, I am your alternative. At your wedding reception, your number one priority is to make sure your guests have a night to remember. Let me make that a night to remember by creating with you a setlist of tunes that you love and your guests love too. I’m a specialist indie wedding DJ who’ll play all of your favourite indie, rock, alt and Britpop bands, from The Smiths to the Arctic Monkeys. I’ll dedicate myself to giving you a musical experience to remember without resorting to Wig Wam Bam.

Don’t expect the Agadoo or Chicken Dance, that’s not me and since you’re reading this, it’s probably not you either. Many wedding DJs still play these as their go-to floor-fillers and you’ll feel like you’d have been better off not having a DJ at all. It’s not the 80s and it’s not the Comrades Club Saturday night, it’s your all-eyes-on-you wedding day, and you need a soundtrack to suit! With me, expect She’s Electric, A-Punk and I Write Sins Not Tragedies, or whatever YOU want!

I have been voted ‘Best DJ in Newcastle’ five years in a row now and it all comes down to how I do things differently with a dedication to no cringe-worthy moments, just a banging soundtrack to your special day.

To complement the musical vibe and keep an incredible atmosphere going, I use the most up-to-date tech in audio and lighting designed specifically for weddings and high end events. Music quality is key and my white wedding equipment always looks classy in any wedding venue. I also have custom star and heart lighting to help enhance the mood.


Check this review from Beth who wanted an Indie Wedding DJ:

“We got married on 25th May and I was looking for a DJ who would play all the indie bangers we’d spent our relationship dancing to in our local nightclub. I asked Ryan and he assured me he could do this and was actually excited for it! He was great in the lead up to the wedding and made sure to get all of our requests etc in early. When a Ryan got to the venue he was set up very quickly and blended into the venue. He played all the music we’d asked for and catered to the requests of our guests without straying from the bride and grooms desired playlist. Our dance floor was full all night and it was just banger after banger. We really didn’t want it to end when the venue closed!! Ryan also captured one of our favourite photos of the night of me and my husband on our friends’ shoulders dancing to ‘don’t look back in anger’ by Oasis.

Thank you so much Ryan!”

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What's Your Musical Sin?

So, what music should you expect to hear from Ryan Boden Wedding DJ? That totally depends on what you’re into of course! I’m the wedding DJ who will appreciate your musical tastes and love playing them for you and your guests. I won’t look lost playing these genres like most DJs and I’ll be singing along with you word for word! I can also play across so many decades and genres and we don’t have to stick to a set vibe all night – we can mix it up! Here are some bands I know very well and would love to incorporate your favourite choices into your day…

Indie DJ

Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Vance Joy, Bloc Party, The Wombats, Foals, Jamie T, The Zutons, Scouting For Girls, The Pigeon Detectives, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The 1975, Bombay Bicycle Club, Alt J, Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, Viola Beach, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, CHVRCHES, Of Monsters and Men, MGMT.

Britpop DJ

Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Courteeners, The La’s, The Verve, Supergrass, Ocean Colour Scene, The Stone Roses, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays, Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Liam Gallagher, Maximo Park, Feeder, Stereophonics, James, Editors, Radiohead, Coldplay, Travis, The Wannadies, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Rock DJ

The Strokes, The Libertines, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Green Day, Muse, Foo Fiighters, The Smiths, Kings of Leon, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Kinks, Ramones, Pink Floyd, U2, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Clash.

Pop Punk & Emo DJ

Blink-182, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Good Charlotte, Paramore, Bowling For Soup, Fountains of Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, All Time Low, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, You Me At Six, Simple Plan, The All-American Rejects, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, Evanescence, TaTu.

Spotlight Moments for your Indie Wedding

These spotlight moments are completely optional as I understand they are not for everyone. However, they have helped create countless highlights to special days, becoming everlasting and treasured memories. These are only some suggestions, a few examples which I have seen work time and time again, but I am open to your own ideas too and will be just as eager as you are to help incorporate them into your wedding. They are great opportunities to further involve important people in your celebration, such as your mum, your dad, grandparents, sisters, best friends; the new in-laws! They can also help break the ice and entice your evening guests to get up and feel more involved in playing key parts to your wedding evening.

Father and Daughter Dance

Often one of the most treasured moments of any wedding reception. A tear jerker for some... but my 3 top songs for this wedding dance would have to be: "One Call Away" by Charlie Puth, "In My Life" by The Beatles, and, "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder - for a more upbeat and meaningful track if you and your dad love to dance.

Mother and Son Dance

Not so traditional, but certainly something I think should be! Shower your mum with some public love and respect by giving her a special dance in front of your nearest and dearest. She will hold on to this moment forever! "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5 accompanies this moment wonderfully. Or how about Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World"?

The Bouquet Toss

Tossing the bouquet is a fun little set-up, takes no time at all to do and again it gets people up and involved. All the single ladies, "all the single ladies", gather around for the bride to toss the bouquet, one lucky lady catches it and tradition has it that she will be the next to get married... maybe it's true, maybe it's not, who cares? It's fun!

The First Dance

Showcase your love for each other with a magical first dance with all your loved ones surrounding you. With only the bride and groom starting on the dancefloor, leading to everyone joining you after the first chorus - spectacular. A real energy creator and party starter if executed correctly, I don't want anyone to miss out on this. I also make sure it's not awkward!

The Last Dance

The last dance is of course at the very end of the wedding night. It is a chance to close the day on a high with everyone leaving in great spirits. Either you or I should pick a meaningful song, or, a song which will send the energy and love from the day firmly into memories of all. "Sweet Caroline" is seasoned for this pinnacle moment.

The Anniversary Dance

A fantastic way to incorporate more love on the dance floor. I ask all married couples to the dance floor, I play a fun love song (say, "You Make Loving Fun" by Fleetwood Mac), one by one the couples leave the dancefloor based on how many years they have been married. The longest lasting couple remains and they get a spotlight dance if they so wish.

Based on 47 reviews.
gemma allan
We booked Ryan after searching for an indie style DJ and we were so happy we did. Ryan is very easy to talk to and we were very impressed with the level of detail he went into, to help make our day so special. Our friends all commented on how good the music was. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Jana Kálalová
Ryan made sure that our wedding reception was one to remember! Everything was perfect, he arrived on time, played the songs style that we agreed on, and everyone had so much fun on the dancefloor.
Cameron Wright
Ryan was such a great DJ! Working with him was so easy and hassle free. He listened to all of our requests and made sure everything was in place before our wedding. His music taste was brilliant and he knew exactly how to keep the guests dancing! We would definitely recommend Ryan!
natalie milady
My husband and I have recently had our wedding at The Yorkshire Wedding Barn and booked Ryan to DJ at our evening reception. From start to finish (all through the booking process also!) he was extremely professional and always replied to us in a timely manner. His services were second to none and he really did get the party started alongside our Saxophonist, Lady V Sax. His price was very reasonable compared to other DJs in the area offering the same services. We can’t fault Ryan, he was brilliant. Thank you 5*****
leigh allport
We couldn't ask for a better DJ for our wedding! The planning and prep before hand was exceptional and made sure our music tastes were catered for, which they absolutely were! 4 weeks later and I still have blisters on my feet from dancing all night! Ryan was exceptional and extremely professional and we cant thank you enough for such an amazing night! Anyone looking for a top class DJ, Ryan is definitely the person for the job! Thanks again for your exceptional work 😊
Daz King
We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ for our wedding! Ryan was awesome and played amazing music all night! Not only is he an amazing DJ he also kept our secret wedding a secret 🤐 Ryan was meticulous and thorough in the planning of the music and made sure we had music styles to suit our likes and dislikes! We went for the wedding package plus an hour which was extremely good value for money and even more so getting a DJ to play makina at our wedding! The set up and running was smooth and professional and a must for anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding. We can’t thank you enough Mr & Mrs King
Ali Garner
Great service from start to finish!
Eloise Hennelly
When choosing a DJ for our wedding, we were adamant we needed someone who not only could make the masses happy with generic wedding bangers, but also understood how to weave in our taste for alternative music (pop punk, emo, rock) and Ryan absolutely delivered. The dance floor was never empty and we're still getting compliments on the songs that were played. He listened to all our wants and needs, as well as the black list of songs and he was fully understanding of it all. We loved the uplighting we had as an additional extra, and found it great we could add this on last minute when we found a little extra money in the budget. If we ever needed a DJ again, we would immediately consider Ryan and would certainly recommend him.
Andrew Przybyla
Had many jobs from Impress, as one of the DJs on the books its certainly a company you can trust for top entertainment
Charlotte Tomlin
I was let down by my previous DJ under a dark cloud and was left with short notice to find a dj for my wedding. Ryan stepped in for me with just two days notice. He was professional, on time, and provided an awesome service. My guests had an absolute ball and he was flawless considering the short notice he was given. I honestly could not recommend Ryan more! He was just incredible and literally saved the evening of my wedding! Nothing was too much for him and I would 100% go to him again if the occasion comes up! If you need a Dj he is your man! Don’t go anywhere else!