Meet the team

DJ Mart testing new lighting rig.

DJ Mart testing new lighting rig.

Martin Thompson

He has appeared on local and national television, including  Multi-coloured Swap Shop (BBC 1) and Pobol y Cwm (S4C). He is a member of Equity.

He started with discos in the late 1970s and developed a successful children’s show travelling as far as the Isle of Wight.

The mid 1980s to the 1990s saw the launch of the outdoor roadshow. This toured most of South and Mid Wales. It even travelled as far as London.

In the 00s until 2017, he volunteered at Radio Freeway, in Morriston Hospital.  The ’Dr Ted’ project used magic, balloon modelling and music to help child and teenage patients on to the road to recovery. 

Martin now teaches science in schools and colleges.


Mascot the robot dog has been a constant companion. To keep up with technology, Martin visited a Robot Wars touring show. The result is an original new creation – an Eight-Foot-Robot-Cat! Mascot II is still the main robot as he is the most predictable.

Wedding DJ Ethan Gray at Llanidloes

Wedding DJ Ethan Gray at Llanidloes


Ethan Gray

Ethan joined us in summer of 2015 and has already proved to be a valued member of the team. He has helped run the sound for two outdoor events, a national store promotion plus two shows at Wyevale – Swansea and Cardiff Wyevale stores.  Ethan attended our annual contribution to Heroes and Legends at Margam Castle.

He has travelled far and wide. Ethan has worked in as a DJ in Sea Rivers Holiday Park, Borth, near Aberystwyth, and done a couple of primary school discos in Swansea. Ethan has done an afternoon wedding function in The Coach House, Glyn Clydach. He has even assisted at a few children’s birthday parties in homes in Carmarthenshire and the Darren Valley, Merthyr.

DJ Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

DJ Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club

Corey Perrett

Hi I’m Corey. I like a lot of Electronic Dance Music and House but will play all types to keep everyone happy. I’m looking forward to going to College. I’m enjoying my time with the DJ activities and the interaction with the public and hope to see you soon.

DJ Ollie Edwards at Birchgrove RFC, Swansea

DJ Ollie Edwards at Birchgrove RFC, Swansea

Ollie Edwards

Hi I’m Ollie, the newest and youngest member of the team. I met Martin when he did my 5th Birthday party. He also did other discos in the primary. A few years on and I got in contact with him and decided to get involved. I’m enjoying being part of the team.

I hope to see you all very soon,

Ollie.

DJ Tom Hyatt at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Tom Hyatt at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Tom Hyatt

I’m part of the team and am involved with all aspects of presentation. I became involved with Diamond Dust as a result of being a voluntary member at Morriston Hospital’s Radio Freeway – this is where I met Martin.  The rest is history.

Diamond Dust has an excellent reputation within the field of children’s entertainment. Martin wants to help me develop my stage presentation skills.  Martin has allowed me to become part of the Diamond Dust team as he wants to give me more job opportunities that involve presenting and broadcasting music to a wide range of audiences.

Outside of Diamond Dust, I am a massive fan of Swansea City football club. 


If there is a DJ you need to perform at a party, disco, carnival or anything else, make sure to contact Diamond Dust. Hope to see you in the future.



Llinos Chan

Llinos Chan


Llinos Chan

Llinos Chan is a crew member that works specifically with schools and science promotion. She is studying at UWTSD, (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea), reading for a degree in Education Studies. Llinos has only been with us since November 2018 and loves teaching children and young people about Lego computer programming.

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

DJ Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Llian Davies

Llian is continuing the family tradition of DJ’s from her brothers, Dewi and Stephan Davies. Llian helped on a disco in Swansea with us a while ago. She did such a great job as a DJ, at a friend’s birthday party, in Swansea that we decided to ask her to join the team.



DJ Alex Favell on the decks

DJ Alex Favell on the decks

Alex Favell

Hello. I’m Alex.  I love music. It’s been one of my passions for years and now I finally get to express it.  I love all kinds of music and will play just about anything. I look forward to performing for you,

Thanks,

Alex.

How it all started.

It all started in around 1974 with School discos at Amman Valley Comprehensive School during dinner hour on rainy days, usually on a Thursday!

No disco light, except for the one’s fitted on the stage & footlights. The sound equipment was an Eagle 100 watt mixer amplifier with two Garrard vinyl turntables. The rest is history. We are still gigging to this day!

Technology has moved on, and we have developed the children’s show, the mobile disco and also the outdoor show with the needs of our customers. We have replaced tungsten projectors with LED lighting, vinyl with CD’s and laptops, and a mono valve amplifier with a flight-cased Bose P.A. system. The theme throughout has always been value for money and care for our customers.