Christmas Parties

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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

Ethan Gray with Mascot the Robot Dog at the National Waterfront Museum

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

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

We returned 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. Ethan Gray provided a vital role in the setup and transportation of the robots.

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

8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Ollie, Corey and Martin 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 shown 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 with the 8-Foot-Robot-Cat at the Swansea Science Festival 2018

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

It was our third year, and we are looking forward to next years’ event.

We want 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 Discos – 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.

On 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 Neath

We have been DJ’s at a Halloween party at Croeserw Social club, in the Afan Valley. We did 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.

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

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

We want to introduce a new members of the crew, Ollie!

We hope you enjoy seeing our Blog.

The Adventure Continues.

Autumn Gigs

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What a fantastic 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 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 Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

DJ Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

There was, of course, our Annual Tetrathlon Ball, 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 not been as hot, thankfully, so has made the moving and setting up of sound and lighting equipment much more comfortable. There’s been a change in 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 an 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  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 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!

Summer of ’18!

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Introducing a new DJ to Diamond Dust is Llian Davies, continuing the family tradition of DJ’s from her brothers, Dewi and Stephan.

She helped on a disco in Swansea with us a while ago. She did such a great job as a DJ, at a friend birthday party, in Swansea that we decided to ask her to join the team.

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Wedding DJ

We have had one wedding disco at the Paul Lewis Centre, St Athan, and welcomed return to Sylen Lakes in  Llanelli.

DJ's Ethan, Tom and Martin at Sylen Lakes, Llanelli

DJ’s Ethan, Tom and Martin at Sylen Lakes, Llanelli

Party DJ

There has been a series of Cardiff discos at Cardiff Metropolitan University for Foreign Students, playing loads of requests of music from Italy, Palestine and China. We discovered loads of international tunes.

We had a 40th birthday party Queens RFC Club, Pembroke Dock. There was quite a great deal of requests for Country Music and Line dancing and 70s & 80s rock music. 

DJ Llian Davies at Pembroke Dock Harlequins Rugby Football Club

DJ Llian Davies at Pembroke Dock Harlequins Rugby Football Club 

This season of Year 6 Leavers Prom included parties at Glyn Clydach Coach House and Mumbles Cricket Club. The first party was mainly new music and cheesy disco hits. The second one had more variety because we could play charts, rock music and songs from the 60s.

Children’s Entertainment

We are continuing with our regular summer visits to New Minerton Holiday Park with Children’s Entertainment Children’s show.  Our booking at Hafod community centre included Mascot the Robot Dog, the Magic Show, Balloon Modelling and our ever popular play parachute.

We had our annual Outdoor Road Show at Abergwili Carnival. This year we, primarily, provided the  PA or sound system. We did for background music and commentary. I made announcements, including judging of carnival, rose and fairy queens. We called out for lost children, raffles, competitions. I even introduced the band.

DJ's Ethan Gray and Kelly Jack Roberts at Abergwili, Carmarthen

DJ’s Ethan Gray and Kelly Jack Roberts at Abergwili, Carmarthen

Diamond Dust on Outside Broadcast at Abergwili, Carmarthen

Diamond Dust on Outside Broadcast at Abergwili, Carmarthen

DJ Ethan Gray on Outside Broadcast at Abergwili, Carmarthen

DJ Ethan Gray on Outside Broadcast at Abergwili, Carmarthen

DJs in Swansea, Cardiff, Tenby and Haverfordwest

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a couple of thousand words. We have gigged at the biggest, most prestigious venue in Swansea, i.e., Brangwyn Hall, Swansea – a prom disco.
DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust at Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

We have done mostly wedding discos around South Wales including West Usk Lighthouse, Newport, Gwent at The Giltar Hotel, Tenby and nearer to home at The Smith’s Arms in Neath Abbey.  We had been DJ’s in the Swansea area which were, in Langland Golf Club, and at Morriston RFC.
DJ  Diamond Dust at The West Usk Lighthouse, Newport, Gwent

DJ Diamond Dust at The West Usk Lighthouse, Newport, Gwent

DJ Diamond Dust has travelled to Haverfordwest to do a 40th Birthday Party at The Railway Inn. We are still doing children’s discos – an under 6’s Football presentation night complete with games and Mascot the Robot Dog. Quite a bit of travelling and a variety of bookings!

DJ in Aberystwyth and Cardiff

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We have seen many parts of Wales this month!

Ethan and I have been up as far as Aberystwyth to do an 18th Birthday Party at The White Swan Inn, Llannon, near Aberystwyth.


DJ Diamond Dust near Aberystwyth

DJ Diamond Dust near Aberystwyth

We went as far east as Cardiff to the Vale of Glamorgan to do a 40th Birthday Party at The Llanerch Vineyard, Vale of Glamorgan.

DJ Diamond Dust in Llanerch Vineyard, Vale of Glamorgan

DJ Diamond Dust in Llanerch Vineyard, Vale of Glamorgan

We have gone as far west at Tenby to do our regular Summer Season appearance at New Minerton. Ethan and I did a 6-year-old birthday party at Llandovery RFC.



DJ Martin with Mascot the robot dog at Llandovery RFC Children's Party

DJ Martin with Mascot, the robot dog at Llandovery RFC Children’s Party

We have even been a few miles away from home to provide sound, radio microphones and lights at a Boxing Event at Cwrt Herbert Leisure Centre, Neath. Don’t forget to see the YouTube video!


Boxing Event at Cwrt Herbert Leisure Centre, Neath with DJs Ethan Gray and Martin Thompson

Boxing Event at Cwrt Herbert Leisure Centre, Neath with DJs Ethan Gray and Martin Thompson


We are making preparations for the summer and have entirely of few interesting ones ahead! 

Children’s Parties in South Wales and Weddings

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It’s been a month primarily of children’s birthday parties. We’ve been around Bridgend with a twin’s 5th birthday party in Ogmore Vale Life Centre and a 3rd birthday party at Glyn Neath Golf Club. 

DJ Kelly in Cardiff

DJ Kelly in Cardiff

Look at our review at our Children’s Party Facebook page! There have been a few Easter discos in our regular venue, Longford Memorial Hall and one at The Mount Pleasant Inn, Abertillery.

DJ Ethan with some helpers at Longford Memorial Hall, Skewen

DJ Ethan with some helpers at Longford Memorial Hall, Skewen

The has been a mixture of Wedding Parties such as The Bryn Owain, Cowbridge, Glyn Neath RFC and the beautiful Sylen Lakes, near Llanelli.

DJ Diamond Dust at Sylen Lakes, Llanelli

DJ Diamond Dust at Sylen Lakes, Llanelli


We were working as DJs in a 30th birthday party at Loughor RFC. We did and a joint 80th and fundraising event at The Earl Haig Memorial Hall, Cardiff. There has even been a 50th Celebration party Doherty’s Wine Bar Glyn Neath.

DJ Diamond Dust at The Haig Memorial Hall, Cardiff

DJ Diamond Dust at The Haig Memorial Hall, Cardiff

We’ve done our annual PAT testing on our sound and lighting equipment.

DJ Diamond Dust PAT testing 2018

DJ Diamond Dust PAT testing 2018

 Looking forward to the summer gigs. Thank you to all our customers for a lovely Spring Season!