Meet the team
DJ Martin Thompson at Aberavon Beach Hotel
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, which has toured most of South and Mid Wales, and 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 teaches and does support work 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
Ethan joined us in summer of 2015 and has already proved to be a valued member of the team. He has attended and helped run the sound for two outdoor events, a national store promotion, and our annual contribution to Heroes and Legends at Margam Castle, plus two shows at Wyevale – Swansea and Cardiff.
Ethan has travelled far and wide. He 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 Llian Davies at Cardiff Metropolitan University
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 Corey Perrett at The Gowerton Con Club
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
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,
Alex Favell, one of new our crew
Hello. I’m Alex. I love music. It’s been one of my passions for years and now I finally get to express it. Thanks to my other team member Corey Perrett, I get to be a part of this amazing team. I love all kinds of music and will play just about anything. I look forward to performing for you,
DJ Tom Hyatt at Cardiff Metropolitan University
I’m part of the team and am involved with all aspects of presentation. I became involved with Diamond Dus
t 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.
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 as an Eagle 100 watt mixer amplifier with two Garrard vinyl turntables. The rest is history. We’re 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.