DJ’s working with Bands and Artistes
Fonz and the Poet at Aberavon Hotel with DJ Diamond Dust
Penny Arcade backed by DJ Diamond Dust
I found that probably the best night’s entertainment for a party is a disco and a band or even an artiste. You get the best mixture of live and canned music – a great night with variety and atmosphere.
Willy Bear Band with DJ Diamond Dust
The bands we have recently backed are:
- “The Fabulous Voice Tones”, at the Stepney Hotel, Llanelli
- “Fonz and the Poet”, during New Year’s Eve at the Aberavon Hotel, Port Talbot
- “Can’t Remember”, at Bonymaen RFC, Swansea
During the early years of Diamond Dust there were a few mobile discos, many clubs and loads of bands, duos, trios and club artistes. This influenced me in working with and learning from skilful acts, including television personalities and radio broadcasters. I’ve backed many bands over the years. The most recent was The Riff – absolutely brilliant – one the best nights ever! The first I ever backed was Picture Frame Seduction. I think they were from Milford Haven, circa 1978, Glanamman Youth Club.
I was resident DJ at the Civic Hall, Ammanford, circa 1978 and backed Krypton Tunes, still got their vinyl 45’s! We even backed The Sunsets (Shakin’ Steven’s band), Fire Brigade, Decade. I’ve supported many acts include Geraint the Snake man, January Rees, Wendy Kane, Graham R Thomas (Toastmaster), many jazz bands including Clase Silver Crystals. I am a member of Equity, the union for entertainers and variety club acts, and uphold standards and respect my fellow entertainers. My team always looks forward to working with other entertainers!