2019 – Our year so far
So, on the surface (for those of you who follow us on social media), it may look like we have had a relatively quiet start to the year in comparison to 2018.
In reality, that could not be further from the truth.
Behind the scenes, that start of 2019 has possibly been one of the busiest periods we have had since starting our DJ and entertainment business.
So … where do we start ?
Well, New Years Eve might be a good point. Technically 2019 started after the clock struck midnight.
At this point, 2 of our DJ’s were out doing what they do best to packed dance floors of drink fuelled party people.
Dave, was very local, just down the road in fact. Providing DJ & Lighting services in Wickford at a private house party.
However, this was no ordinary house party, with the hosts creating a club like atmosphere in their huge back garden with the aid of a stunning marquee.
In addition to a fully working and staffed bar, there were singers, saxophone players and copious amounts of Champagne freely flowing throughout the night.
Furthermore, the party went on until the early hours (4am to be exact) when the hosts finally decided to call it a night and retire to the house and see in with the last remaining guests.
New Years Eve Party in London
In addition to Dave, Gary was on the other side of London.
Playing a DJ set at a cool club in Farringdon called “The Coin Laundry”.
This booking came about as the host was a guest at a wedding we had DJ’d at earlier in the year.
She liked our style, and more importantly, choice of music. So for her it was a no brainer.
Gary killed his DJ set as usual, covering every genre requested by the host and throwing in some serious club bangers to see the party into the early hours.
The January Rush
All in all, a successful start to the year.
Then ….. the January rush came.
Still being a reasonably new business, we had heard that January was a busy time for wedding enquiries across board.
I suppose last year, we weren’t as well known as we were now, so we expected a few more enquiries hitting our inbox.
But nothing could prepare us for the influx of new Brides & Grooms excited about booking us to DJ at their weddings across Essex, London and Kent.
We managed our inbox the best we could, whilst still preparing for a number of events that we had lined up throughout January and February.
Disaster – Broken Camera
Disaster struck about 2 weeks into January when Dave dropped and broke (or so we had thought), our brand Canon DSLR camera.
We were gutted, this was going to capture the weddings, parties and corporate events we attended in 2019.
But off to the repair shop it went.
We have actually already provided DJ hire services to 8 weddings this year, and 3 corporate events.
All of which we couldn’t capture as we now refuse to simply spam our Instagram account with poorly lit mobile phone pictures.
But the Canon has now safely returned and it’s back to business as usual.
Building new booths (again)
Much of the remaining time in between events has been spent in the workshop.
Sanding, drilling, cutting and building new DJ booths for the 2 new DJ’s we took on at the start of the year.
Genya, who is the youngest of the Fox and Braces DJ’s, but massively experienced in all areas of event and wedding DJ’ing.
And Gary M, who most likely has more time behind the decks than all of the DJ’s put together.
Furthermore we have strengthened our relationship with existing venues we work with.
We are now fully recommended at the follwing wedding and event venues:
The Browning Bro’s
The Old Kent Barn
The Old Parish Rooms
My Tipi Event
Events Under Canvas
The Cherry Barn
Captains Wood Barn ….and many more.
So ….. with almost 100 events in the diary, here’s to a busy year ahead.