News from April 2019

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We’ve spent some time as DJs in  Cardiff. This month we worked in:

  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff for presentation night and annual dinner
  • Whitehead’s Sports and Social, Bassaleg, Newport, Newport for an engagement party
  • A 90th birthday party at Tondu Cricket Club, Tondu
  • A 7-year-old birthday party Byrd Crescent, Penarth

DJ Diamond Dust at Cardiff Music and Drama

DJ Diamond Dust at Cardiff Music and Drama

DJ Diamond Dust at Tondu Cricket Club, Sarn

DJ Diamond Dust at Tondu Cricket Club, Sarn

We have done a family party night at New Minerton Holiday Park, Tenby. The DJ Diamond Dust team worked on a Wedding at Railmen’s Club, Swansea.

We are making sure that everyone is safe by doing our annual PAT testing.   

PAT testing 2019 for DJ Diamond Dust

PAT testing 2019 for DJ Diamond Dust

Swansea Discos and DJ in Llanelli

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Corey and I were DJs in Llanelli at the Furnace RFC for an engagement party.   Tom was with me to do an engagement disco in Swansea Samlet Club. 

DJ Diamond Dust at Pontardawe Golf Club

DJ Diamond Dust at Pontardawe Golf Club

There was an 18th birthday party at Resolven RFC and one at Pontardawe Golf Club too!  We had a 6-year-old birthday party at Llanelli Lawn Tennis Club.

There’s more news about our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat. See our web pages and our Facebook pages for more information.

8-Foot-Robot-Cat at Margam Castle STEM weekend

8-Foot-Robot-Cat at Margam Castle STEM weekend

Valentine’s Discos and Parties Galore

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We’re travelling a lot around Cardiff way this month.

DJ Diamond Dust in Cardiff Harlequins RFC

DJ Diamond Dust in Cardiff Harlequins RFC

We’ve had a teenage Valentine disco  at Harlequins RFC, Cardiff, and Children’s Valentines Disco at Longford Memorial Hall, Neath Abbey.

DJ Diamond Dust in Mumbles Yacht Club, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust in Mumbles Yacht Club, Swansea

We have done a few engagement parties at Aberdare Golf Club and Cross Keys RFC, Newport. There have been a few 18th birthday parties at Mumbles Yacht Club, Swansea and Bonymaen RFC.

DJ Ollie Edwards at Byrd Crescent Community Centre, Penarth

DJ Ollie Edwards at Byrd Crescent Community Centre, Penarth

DJ Diamond Dust has appeared at Children’s birthday party at Tircoed Village Hall, Swansea. We have been to Byrd Crescent Community Centre, Cardiff, with Mascot the Robot Dog.

Mascot the Robot Dog at Children's Disco in Cardiff

Mascot the Robot Dog at Children’s Disco in Cardiff

Review of 2018

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8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival 2018 in National Waterfront Museum

8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival 2018 in National Waterfront Museum

It has been a mixed bag of gigs from Swansea. Take a look at the Blogs.

DJ Tom Hyatt in Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Tom Hyatt in Cardiff Metropolitan University

Tom is still making appearances, bringing his brilliant microphone skills and  unique mix of music to our audiences.

We have had new crew, who are Llian, Alex and Ollie. Tom took time off went on the Cruise liners, and Ethan has become the main DJ.

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Ollie Edwards at Birchgrove RFC, Swansea

DJ Ollie Edwards at Birchgrove RFC, Swansea

“My best gig of 2018 was in Mountain Ash Rugby Club. The atmosphere was amazing! We had great feedback from the people and everyone was having a great time. Overall, it was a very good gig!” Ollie.

Alex Favell, one of new our crew

Alex Favell, one of new our crew

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts at Tonna RFC, Neath

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts at Tonna RFC, Neath

I would like to thank Kelly for all his hard work. Good luck for the future!

DJ Diamond Dust at the Brangwyn Hall - prom 2019

DJ Diamond Dust at the Brangwyn Hall – prom 2019

One of the biggest discos we did  this year was the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. We had to use the full PA rig to cover it, what we would normally use for an outdoor event. 

The most usual wedding disco, this year was by a lighthouse in Usk. The furthest out gig was Hereford Racecourse. The most memorable disco was the foreign exchange students at the Cardiff Metropolitan University.

8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival in National Waterfront Museum

8-Foot-Robot-Cat and Martin Thompson at Swansea Science Festival in National Waterfront Museum

The KATT has the annual appearance of the Swansea Science Festival at the National Waterfront Museum. The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat worked perfectly however,  Mascot the Robot Dog was plagued with technical problems. This has been fully resolved, thank goodness.

The Crew fixing the Robot Dog at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

The Crew fixing the Robot Dog at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

Corey is now taking a central role in our Robot Shows. Well done Corey.

January 2019

It was busier this January and I am pleasantly surprised. We have done a teenage disco in Pencoed RFC for an 18th birthday party.  The 13th Birthday party in Port Talbot had UV lighting, smoke and laser.



DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea with DJ Ethan Gray and DJ Tom Hyatt

DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea with DJ Ethan Gray and DJ Tom Hyatt

We did a few engagements, a party at Railwaymen’s club, Swansea, and at the Lewis Jones Sports Bar, Gorseinon.

DJ Ethan at Railwaymen's club, Swansea

DJ Ethan at Railwaymen’s club, Swansea

We had a few children’s parties:  Children’s disco at Bonymaen RFC, Swansea and a children’s birthday party at Felindre which included Mascot the Robot Dog and a magic show.

Christmas Party DJ

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Here is our Christmas Party update.

We had quite a few Children’s Christmas Parties:

  • Grangetown Catholic Hall
  • Neath  Longford Memorial Hall
  • two at Croeserw Social Club
  • a party for children recently hospital, held in Ysgol Bae Baglan
  • The Rhyddings Hotel, Swansea

We had our New Year’s Eve disco at Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot.

DJ Diamond Dust at Croeserw Social Club, Port Talbot

DJ Diamond Dust at Croeserw Social Club, Port Talbot

The DJ Diamond Dust crew attended a few adults Christmas Parties at Aberavon Beach Hotel, and the Dragon Hotel, Swansea.

There were some birthday parties in Swansea – a   5th birthday  show at Birchgrove RFC, and a 60th birthday disco  at The Beach Hut Cafe, at Mumbles Pier.   We did a 21st Birthday Party disco at Blue Scar in Pontrhydyfen, and a 40th birthday party at the Conservative Club, Llanelli.

DJ Diamond Dust Martin and Ethan

DJ Diamond Dust Martin and Ethan

Robot Rampage at The Swansea Science Festival 2018

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Ethan Gray with Mascot the Robot Dog at the National Waterfront Museum with the Swansea Science Festival 2018

Ethan Gray with Mascot the Robot Dog at the National Waterfront Museum with the Swansea Science Festival 2018

It has been described as Wales’ largest science festival, with a series of themed zones to delight and educate. Our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat has been described as unforgettable! 

We made our annual return to The Swansea Science Festival.  Mascot the Robot Dog and our 8 Foot Robot Cat appeared on Sunday 4th November at the National Waterfront Museum on Sunday 4th November. Ethan Gray provided an important role in the set up and transportation of the robots.

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Ollie Edwards, Corey Perrett and Martin Thompson at the National Waterfront Museum

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Ollie Edwards, Corey Perrett and Martin Thompson at the National Waterfront Museum

Our stand, as last year, was in the Upper Foyer (Upstairs) area of the National Waterfront Museum. You could not miss us. 

The Crew fixing the Robot Dog at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

The Crew fixing the Robot Dog at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

It was amazing the number of adults and children that came over to say hello….some of the others ran away!!!

Martin and Mascot at the Swansea Science Festival

Martin and Mascot at the Swansea Science Festival

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

The 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett at the National Waterfront Museum

It was quite something amazing to see the interest show by teachers from Primary and Secondary school. 

Ollie Edwards at the National Waterfront Museum with Mascot the Robot Dog

Ollie Edwards at the National Waterfront Museum with Mascot the Robot Dog

Perhaps we might see you at a school near to you soon. Visit our KATT Page for more information.

Martin Thompson and the 8-Foot-Robot-Cat at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

Martin Thompson and the 8-Foot-Robot-Cat at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

This has been our third year and we are looking forward to next years’ event.

We would like to give a special thanks to Sian Jones, Events and Engagement Officer, and all the staff of the National Waterfront Museum.

We are grateful to  Swansea University for all the support, kindness and hospitality they show to us during their event.

It was a privilege to work alongside other scientists and educators.

Party DJ in Cardiff and Swansea

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We recently did a 16th Birthday party in Ystalfera RFC with Party DJ in Swansea, DJ Ethan Gray.

It was rather unusual, but DJ Diamond Dust did a Monday Wedding Disco at Selwyn Samuel Centre, with Llanelli Wedding DJ Martin Thompson.

Party DJ Ethan Gray at Dockers Club

Party DJ Ethan Gray at Dockers Club

We had a great night at an Engagement Party at Swansea Dockers Club with Swansea Party DJ Ethan Gray and Martin Thompson.

One Sunday, DJ Diamond Dust, ran a Christening party at Mountain Ash RFC.  Party DJ  Ollie Edwards and Children’s Entertainer Martin Thompson make  regular appearances Cardiff.

Party DJ in Cardiff Ollie Edwards in Mountain Ash RFC

Party DJ in Cardiff Ollie Edwards in Mountain Ash RFC

Ethan Gray and Martin Thompson were working as Party DJ’s in Bridgend for a 40th birthday party at Penybont Football Club.

The Swansea Science Festival was on Sunday 4th November at the National Waterfront Museum. Ollie Edwards controlled  Mascot the Robot Dog. Corey worked on our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Corey Perrett and Ollie Edwards.

Halloween Parties and more

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DJ Diamond Dust, Spider-man called in.

DJ Diamond Dust, Spider-man called in.


We have been DJ’s at a Halloween party at Croeserw Social club, in the Afan Valley. We dis our regular disco at  Longford Memorial Hall, Neath Abbey.


DJ Ollie Edwards at West House, Bridgend

DJ Ollie Edwards at West House, Bridgend

There was a Halloween Children Disco at West House Public House near Bridgend.

We have had loads of birthday parties. We were DJs at an 18th Birthday Party DJ at Bonymaen RFC, Swansea and Tonna RFC, Neath. DJ Diamond Dust attended a 13-year-old disco at Skewen Memorial Hall. There was a 21st Birthday Party at Cefn Athletic Club, Kenfig Hill.

DJ Ethan Grey in Bonymaen RFC

DJ Ethan Grey in Bonymaen RFC

Even more functions!

DJ Tom Hyatt at National Waterfront Museum

DJ Tom Hyatt at National Waterfront Museum

Wedding DJs at National Waterfront Museum, Swansea and Engagement party at Skewen RFC, Neath.

DJ Diamond Dust's Corey at Maesteg Celtic Club

DJ Diamond Dust’s Corey at Maesteg Celtic Club

We are certainly having a variety of bookings throughout South Wales.

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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DJ's Martin Thompson and Alex Favell in Skewen

DJ’s Martin Thompson and Alex Favell in Skewen

We were DJ’s at Social Fund Raising evening at Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot.

We would like to introduce two new members of crew, Ollie and Alex!

The Adventure Continues.

Autumn Gigs

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What an amazing month for all the crew!

DJ Diamond Dust at Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot

DJ Diamond Dust at Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot

Ethan, Corey, Llian and I were working as Wedding DJs at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot and at the Celtic Club, Maesteg.

We have been Birthday Party DJs at a variety of venues:

  • a 40th fancy dress disco at White Tips Stadium
  • Treforest RFC, Pontypridd
  • Two 18thbirthdays, one at the District Club, Pontypridd, and the other at Tonna RFC, Neath.

Ethan and I have been DJs in Cardiff at Harlequins RFC, Cardiff, doing return visit by request for a local Form 6 teenage disco.

DJ Diamond Dust Martin and Ethan

DJ Diamond Dust Martin and Ethan

We have had a fair share of children’s birthday parties at Landore Social Club, Swansea, the Llanwrda Village Hall, Llandovery, and a birthday party at Cwmllynfell Hall, Ammanford.

DJ Diamond Dust's Corey at Maesteg Celtic Club

DJ Diamond Dust’s Corey at Maesteg Celtic Club

There was, of course, our Annual Tetrathlon Ball, a change of venue from Chepstow Racecourse to this year’s venue, at Hereford Racecourse.

DJ Diamond Dust doing urgent repairs in Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust doing urgent repairs in Swansea

We are always mindful about safety. One night we had a drink spillage.  Corey and I had to do some maintenance in the early hours of the morning.  We had to make sure to ensure that everything was working safely for the following day’s gig.

The adventure continues!

Summer of ’18! (Part 2)

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We seemed to be spending quite a bit of time between Cardiff and Swansea this summer, primarily with birthday parties. The last couple of weeks have been cooler, thankfully, so has made the moving and setting up of sound and lighting equipment much easier. There’s been a change in crew which line of some of the crew – some new guys coming in and still keeping in touch with long term friends, who will always be family.

DJ in Cardiff

DJ Diamond Dust in Roath, Cardiff

DJ Diamond Dust in Roath, Cardiff

On the disco front in Cardiff, we had:

  • a wedding disco at Roath Sports and Social Club
  • a girl’s birthday party at the Powerhouse Hall
  • a teenage disco at the Collen Arms, Porth

 

DJ Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

DJ Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

DJ in Swansea

In the city of Swansea, we travelled to Mumbles at did a 80th Birthday Party, for a regular customer at the West Cross Inn, Mumbles, Swansea. We always have a wonderful time with them. Corey and I We did a birthday disco and the Conservative Club, in Gowerton, playing loads of requests from the 90s and quite a few Rock tracks. DJ Diamond Dust made a return visit to the Samlet Club, Swansea for a friend and former neighbour to his birthday. 

DJ in Tenby

A return to our regular Summer venue New Minerton Holiday Park, Tenby. We entertained the children with magic, balloon modelling, parachute games and the ever popular Mascot the Robot Dog. We  rounded up the night with disco.

Llian Davies at Aberavon Beach Hotel

Llian Davies at Aberavon Beach Hotel

We worked in Whitland Memorial Hall for a 7th birthday Party, which is not far from our usual venue in Tenby. The usual routines with magic and the Robot Dog were a great success. We ran more lights and actually had a chance to use the smoke machine. Quite a few venues don’t allow this as more and more places have smoke detectors.

It’s been a great summer with lots of people to meet and lots of places to see. The adventure continues!