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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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.