Review of 2016.
We are Diamond Dust, DJ’s in Cardiff and Swansea with Children’s Parties and entertainment in Cardiff, Swansea, Tenby and Neath. Here’s the Crew’s Reviews of 2016.
DJ Tom Hyatt: “2016 was definitely a year of intriguing gigs. As DJ’s in Cardiff, we had a variety of occasions/celebrations. The first gig that comes to mind was the Water Aid charity event in the Cardiff Mercure Hotel which was organised by the Welsh Water Company. Martin and I provided the music at the event for roughly 200 people. We also backed a very entertaining blues themed band called, The Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Big Band. This was a very enjoyable experience. This gig was one of my favourites from last year, as we got to be part of a great cause, got to meet the band and also entertained caring and considerate people from the Welsh Water team.
Another DJ event that stands out from last year was the wedding Martin and I, attended at the Manor Park Country House, Clydach, Swansea. I enjoyed this gig, as the audience requested a wide range of music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, noughties and current era. The best moment from this gig is when the groom borrowed our microphone and told all the guests to get on the dance floor and dance to the Macarena and they sure did!
To end the year, we DJ are in Port Talbot, providing our service at a New Year’s party in the Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot. We backed a very talented and diverse band called Fonz and the Poet; the audience responded well to our music, as well as, the bands song choices. It was a great way to end 2016 and enter 2017. Hope to see you all sometime this year!”
DJ Ethan Gray: “2016 has been an excellent year for me. It’s my second season as a DJ with Diamond Dust, and hasn’t it been a blast! I’ve met some wonderful people form Radio Freeway, and have performed at a number of gigs. This year has given me the opportunity to boost my confidence and achieve great things. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!
If I had to pick 3 venues which I enjoyed the most, they would have to be St Agnus Church in Port Talbot (Children’s Christmas Party), Pentrepoeth Primary School, Newport (a school prom disco), and Morriston Community Centre (Children’s birthday party in Swansea).
I can’t wait for 2017 to see what characters I will meet! I would like to thank Martin Thompson for letting me be a part of the Diamond Dust team – without him all this wouldn’t possible!”
DJ Kelly Jack Roberts: “2016 has been a blast with DJ Diamond Dust. I started off at Maplin Electronic Store in Swansea, then a school prom in Newport Gwent and also a carnival in Abergwili, near Carmarthen. Not only have I been to new places: but I’ve met new people such as other members of the Diamond Dust crew and the Radio Freeway crew. 2016 has been such an amazing year for me and for DJ Diamond Dust and we all cannot wait to see what 2017 holds for us”.
DJ Martin Thompson: “It has been a rich and varied this year. We have travelled throughout South and Mid Wales – even as far as, Milton Keynes during the summer to meet Mat Irvine, the creator and developer of Doctor Who’s K9.
We have made visits to quite a few holiday parks; our most frequent visit has been to New Minerton Holiday Park, Tenby. We always have a warm welcome.
Our 8 Foot Robot cat or KA-Tash-Trophe (KATT) has visited a few interesting venues including a day at Waterfront Museum, Swansea – Festival of Science week
Rhoose Social Club, near Cardiff was one of my favourite children’s birthday parties. I have not been there before but we had a great mixture of ages of children with different tastes in music and really enjoyed the magic show and joined in to keep Mascot the Robot dog company”.
January Discos in Swansea and Neath.
This month gigs included a children’s birthday party at Carnegie Hall, Skewen. I was a Swansea Children’s Entertainer again – a repeat from last year a very welcoming happy interactive party. Ethan was the DJ at this venue in Neath.
The Naval and Military Club, Port Talbot was the venue of a 40th birthday party, being a DJ in Port Talbot, keeping up with the party songs and hits.
We were DJ’s at Swansea Uplands RFC, Upper Killay, was a mixture of young audience at a 21 year old birthday party with plenty of lively dancing from the parents and their friends as well. It was really great to meet up with friends we had not seen in a while, a good time to catch up.
I was a Children’s Entertainer at Neath Scout Hall. It was the venue for a 5 year old birthday party with some fancy dress and a very active party – great fun!
Tom and I were DJ’s in Cardiff at the Discovery Pub – a 21st birthday and amazing fancy dress costumes. We had 62 requests – we did our best to play the majority of them. We played 80’s hits and present day chart music. It’s a brilliant pub with a great atmosphere. Thanks guys!