DJ in Chepstow and South Wales

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September had a mixture of bookings. The Annual National Tetrathlon Ball at Chepstow was the highlight of this month at the Chepstow Racecourse. We don’t normally travel this far on a disco but it was well worth it. Great venue and lively audience.

Ethan Gray - DJ Diamond Dust at Chepstow Racecourse.

Ethan Gray – DJ Diamond Dust at Chepstow Racecourse.

Keeping the audience happy and dancing at Chepstow with DJ Diamond Dust

Keeping the audience happy and dancing at Chepstow with DJ Diamond Dust

We did a birthday party at the Heronston Hotel, Bridgend, and a Wedding Disco at the Dockers Club in Swansea. We ran a teenage disco for a 14th Birthday Party at Ystalfera RFC, Swansea. Diamond Dust has also attended a 40th birthday party at Trebanos RFC and a Wedding Disco at Burry Port RFC.

We had two visits to New Minerton Caravan Park in Tenby. One was an Annual Golf Presentation night, and the other was a return visit as Children’s Entertainers in the Tenby venue. DJ Diamond Dust had a Team Building Function at Ford’s Club in Swansea.

8 Foot Robot Cat and Mascot the Robot Dog at National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

8 Foot Robot Cat and Mascot the Robot Dog at National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Our 8 Foot Robot Cat and Mascot the Robot Dog were in action on Sunday 10th September. This was the Swansea Science Festival at the National Waterfront Museum. (#SwanseaSciFest).

You can see more on our website: http://www.diamonddust.co.uk/8-foot-robot-cat/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/8FootRobotCat/

Our YouTube Channel DJ Diamond Dust

We would welcome any videos or photos taken on the day to add to our website!

Party DJs and Children’s Entertainment in South Wales

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DJs Martin, Ethan and Tom in Neath

DJs Martin, Ethan and Tom in Neath

It was a month of party discos.

DJ in Cardiff with DJ Diamond Dust

DJ in Cardiff with DJ Diamond Dust

We did Swansea discos:

  • an 18th birthday party at the Mile End Pub
  • 30th birthday party Ford’s Club
  • a 50th birthday party, Manselton Hotel

We were DJs at an engagement party at the Deri Arms in Cardiff and a wedding at Neath RFC.



DJ Diamond Dust 18th Birthday Party in Swansea

DJ Diamond Dust 18th Birthday Party in Swansea

Here’s more news with the Children’s Show.

It’s been a hectic month for children’s entertainment. We had bookings in a variety of locations in South Wales. Ethan and I worked at Riverside Holiday Park in Swansea and the New Minerton Holiday Park in Tenby.  We also did a family party night at Brownhills Caravan Park near Llandysul and a children’s show at the Jubilee Club in Pontardawe.

We entertained at a Christening Party at The Halfway Pub in Swansea and had a fun day outside at The Black Boy Pub in Swansea.

DJ in South Wales

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DJ Diamond Dust - Sign

DJ Diamond Dust – Sign

We’ve had quite a varied selection of discos in South Wales this month.
School Disco DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea

School Disco DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea

Tom and Martin have been Wedding DJs at The Plough, Rhosmaen, Llandeilo, Swansea Yacht and Sub Aqua Club, The Beggar’s Reach, Milford Haven and the Castlemead Hotel, Tenby. We created a pleasant atmosphere by playing a wide range of music. At some of the events, we had to stick to a strict playlist. The request list can work well, as it can contain a good mixture of pop, rock and other genres of music. Martin, Kelly and Ethan had the annual outdoor at Abergwilli Carnival, Carmarthen. It was a chance to play all the summer tunes. We were lucky as it was dry and sunny. It was torrential rain last year! Ethan and Martin were DJs in Teenage disco in Swansea, at Ostreme Hall, Mumbles. We made sure all the requests were played together with the latest hits. They were Prom DJs in Neath at The Disco Glyn Clydach Coach House. The year of 2017. Everyone had a fantastic night!
Martin at a children's Disco in Morriston

Martin at a children’s Disco in Morriston

There was also a Children’s Disco in Swansea. It was a football presentation disco for the football under 6’s. Ethan was the DJ at Morriston RFC. He played favourite songs for the children and request, and Martin was the Children’s Entertainer in the Swansea venue. The best thing I did was to invest in a new camera! The clarity of the images and the richness of colour of the photographs show the disco lighting we use at its best. We believe that having a good light show in a disco enhances the atmosphere of the event. Don’t forget to visit our YouTube Channel: DJ Diamond Dust.

DJ in Carmarthen

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Hi Guys,

Tom at Mumbles Cricket Club

Tom at Mumbles Cricket Club

We travelled to Carmarthen this month to DJ at a birthday party in the Johnstown area. We have worked as a DJ in Tenby, done a few weddings in Swansea and a few football presentations in the Swansea and Neath area.

Martin and Tom at Swansea Yacht Club

Martin and Tom at Swansea Yacht Club

June has been primarily birthday discos. We’ve had a joint 30th and 50th birthday Party at Carmarthen Athletic Club, and 30th birthday party at Mumbles Cricket Club.

We have had a wedding disco in Swansea Yacht and Sub Aqua Club and the Village Hotel.

There have been two Football presentations:

  • An under 7’s and 8’s at Bonymaen RFC
  • Under 11’s for Coedffranc  Football Club at Neath Leisure Centre

The regular summer season children’s entertainment and family disco at New Minerton Holiday Park.

DJ Tom at Carmarthen Athletic Club

DJ Tom at Carmarthen Athletic Club

I’ve recently bought a new digital SLR camera and joined a local camera. The new camera will improve the quality of pictures on the blogs and have the opportunity to enhance my photographic skills!

DJ in Cardiff and Discos in Swansea

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DJ Mart testing new lighting rig.

DJ Mart is testing the new lighting system.

It has been a busy May.

The disco events include:

  • 40th birthday party in Cardiff, at the Discovery Pub
  • 50th birthday party at Uplands RFC, Swansea
  • 25th wedding anniversary at the Welcome Inn, Tonypandy

We have had a few presentation nights, a dance school awards night, at Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall and a rugby presentation night at Birchgrove RFC, Swansea.

There was a christening party disco with a children’s show at Samlet Club, Llansamlet, Swansea.

We have continued with the upgrading with our equipment, both lighting and sound. There are still a few improvements we are in the process of doing. The robots both Mascot the Robot Dog and our newest robot, our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat, are having work done on them. More work will be done in the next month to complete the improvements.

We are looking forward to the summer, where shows and discos will be from all areas of South Wales!

DJ in Cardiff and Swansea

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April has had a mixture of bookings. We have been DJs in Cardiff at Roath Sports and Social Club for an engagement party.
DJ Tom in Cardiff

DJ Tom in Cardiff

DJ Diamond Dust in Roath, Cardiff

DJ Diamond Dust in Roath, Cardiff

Tom and I had a great night with a 70th Birthday Party Disco and backing The Fabulous Voice Tones at the Thomas Arms, Llanelli.
DJ Martin in Tenby

DJ Martin in Tenby

The summer’s arrived. We had a return season yet again to New Minerton Holiday Park in Tenby. We have provided a Children’s show in Ammanford, a 5-year-old birthday party in Tumble Hall. Ethan was the DJ, and I was the children’s entertainer at a Children’s Valentine’s Disco in Longford Memorial Hall, Skewen. We did a Christening Party in Pontardulais Conservative Club.
Robot Day in Cardiff with Diamond Dust

Robot Day in Cardiff with Diamond Dust

We have done two robot days in Cardiff schools, which were Ty Gwyn Special School and Woodlands High School. The pupils were enthusiastic and keen. It was a real pleasure to teach and entertain them. The teaching and support staff were very welcoming and helpful. Thanks, guys!
Annual PAT test for Diamond Dust

Annual PAT test for Diamond Dust

We have just had our Annual PAT testing. We have upgraded some of our lighting system which uses less electricity, which now makes it making it more environmentally friendly.

Wedding Disco in Port Talbot and Birthday Party DJ in Swansea

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March has been the month of discos, primarily birthday discos in Swansea. These have included two birthday party discos in Gorseinon. These were an 80th Birthday Party in the New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon a 50th birthday Party at Loughor RFC in Gorseinon. There’s more about the wedding disco in Port Talbot.

Wedding DJ in Port Talbot

Wedding DJ in Port Talbot

The 80th birthday disco included a vast range of music requests included Ballroom Music as it is sometimes known as Strict Tempo. We also played songs from the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies and Eighties, as well as a few requests from the Charts.  The 50th birthday party was quite a contrast. Most of the night, we played music from the 80s with some current hits.

We did a combined 50th and 30th birthday party in Upper Killay RFC.  We played a range of the 70s, 80s and some hits from the 00s and 90s.

Our Wedding discos, this month included a Star Wars theme at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, including the wedding cake. Our Wedding DJ services needed at Betws RFC, Ammanford. There was even a white LED dance floor for the guest.

More discos are happening next month. There will be  Children’s Birthday Parties ahead, and our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat will be making more visits after an extensive rebuild. Keep watching our Facebook pages!

DJ in Swansea

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This month, DJ Diamond Dust had mostly discos in Swansea. We had a 40th birthday party in Bonymaen RFC, and an 11-year-old birthday party at Tino’s, in Wind Street.

We were wedding DJs at Heathfield Club, Swansea and The Oyster Lounge in Mumbles. We also did an annual dinner dance at the Halfway Inn, Nantgaredig, Carmarthen.

DJ Diamond Dust in the workshop

DJ Diamond Dust in the workshop

Our children’s discos included children’s entertainment and DJ in Neath, namely Longford Memorial Hall, Skewen.

Tom Hyatt has been the DJ at the adult discos.

Ethan Gray has been the DJ at children’s disco and shows.

Martin Thompson has been a DJ and a children’s entertainer in Swansea.

Kelly Jack Roberts has been very supportive in helping to repair the sound and lighting gear.

After the busy Christmas Season and the half-term school holidays, we have a break. We had time to plan and prepare for the year ahead. The work includes maintenance of equipment, setting up for PAT testing and upgrading some of the stuff.

Another month or so and British Summer Time will be with us. I am hoping for some warmer, drier weather, definitely more sunlight!

It is time to start checking out our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat. There has been quite some interest from schools and universities with our robots. I’ve got a link to a recent newsletter. So time to get the KATT ready!

See you next month.

Review of 2016

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We are Diamond Dust, DJ’s in Cardiff and Swansea with Children’s Parties and entertainment in Cardiff, Swansea, Tenby and Neath. Here are the Crew’s Reviews of 2016.

DJ Tom Hyatt - Crew - Diamond Dust

DJ Tom Hyatt – Crew – Diamond Dust

DJ Tom Hyatt: “2016 was a year of intriguing gigs. As DJs 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 backed a very entertaining blues-themed band called The Big Mac’s Wholly Soul Big Band. The gig was one of my favourites from last year. We got to be part of a great cause. We got to meet the band and entertained the 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 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s 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 “The Fonz and The Poet”. The audience responded well to our music, and the band’s song choices too. It was a great way to end 2016 and enter 2017. Hope to see you all sometime this year!”

DJ Ethan Gray - Crew - DJ Diamond Dust

DJ Ethan Gray – Crew – DJ Diamond Dust

DJ Ethan Gray: “2016 has been a good 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 brilliant people form Radio Freeway, and have performed at many gigs. This year has allowed me to boost my confidence and achieve great things.  I can’t wait to see what 2017 has to offer!

If I had to pick three venues which I enjoyed the most, they would have to be St Agnus Church in Port Talbot, the Pentrepoeth Primary School prom, Newport, and Morriston Community Centre, Swansea.

I can’t wait for 2017 to see what characters I will meet! I want to thank Martin Thompson for letting me be a part of the Diamond Dust team – without him all this wouldn’t be possible!”

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts: “2016 has been a blast with DJ Diamond Dust. I started 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 DJ Diamond Dust and me, 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.

8 Ft Robot Cat at the National Waterfront Museum

8 Ft Robot Cat at the National Waterfront Museum

Our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat  has visited a few unusual 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. We had a great mixture of ages of children with different tastes in music. They 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 DJs 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 great to meet up with friends we had not seen in a while, an excellent 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 DJs 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 80s hits and modern day chart music. It’s a brilliant pub with a great atmosphere. Thanks, guys!

Christmas Parties

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DJ Diamond Dust at  Cwmavon RFC with one of Santa's helpers!

DJ Diamond Dust at Cwmavon RFC with one of Santa’s helpers

It’s been a hectic month for discos in Swansea and Carmarthen venues, such as the Halfway Inn, Nantgaredig. Tom, Kelly, Ethan and I have been doing quite a bit of travelling. The largest Swansea venues we have done this month were the Marriot Hotel and the Liberty Stadium.

We have done children’s Christmas Parties in:

  • Burry Port British Legion
  • Hibernian Band club in Mountain Ash
  • Cwmavon RFC, near Port Talbot
  • The Prince of Wales, Porthcawl
  • St John Ambulance halls in Neath and Loughor near Gorseinon
  • a few children’s birthday parties in Cimla Community Centre and Neath RFC

Next month, we will do the review of 2016 gigs; meanwhile, we hope you all have had a Merry Christmas and wishing everyone a Happy New Year!