All the points of the compass!

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It has been a month of weddings and teenage discos. The discos have included a wedding party at the Glyngynwydd Cottages and Wedding Barn, Llanidloes, and a wedding disco at Broadway House, Laugharne.

On the way to these venues,  we got to go sightseeing. We saw Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas’s Boathouse,  the Royal Welsh Showground and the River Wye. We’ve gigged at all points of the compass despite a few cancellations and postponed bookings due to the snow.

Teenage Party DJ Diamond Dust in Cardiff

Teenage Party DJ Diamond Dust in Cardiff

The teenage parties have been one at a youth disco at Cardiff Harlequins RFC, and a 19th birthday party in the Dragon Hotel in Swansea city centre.

DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea with DJ Ethan Gray and DJ Tom Hyatt

DJ Diamond Dust in Swansea with DJ Ethan Gray and DJ Tom Hyatt

There have been a few birthday parties including 60th Birthday Party at Samlet Social Club, Swansea, and 40th birthday party at Embassy Social Club, Swansea.

Children's Entertainer Martin Thompson at St Athan

Children’s Entertainer Martin Thompson at St Athan


Our birthday party DJs have even been working at a 6-year-old birthday party at the Gathering Place, St Athan.

Spring is on its way, and with a bit of luck, we might have seen the last of the snow. Perhaps we can wish for more sun, now that the clocks have moved forward and the days are getting longer! As the weather improves, we hope to travel more and enjoy meeting more people, venues and events!

From East to West we gigged

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This month we have been DJs at:

  • a  Teenage Disco at Cardiff Harlequins  RFC
  • an Annual Ball at Halfway Inn,  Nantgaredig, Carmarthen
  • a children’s birthday party at Milford Haven RFC
  • Our regular children’s disco at Longford Memorial Hall, Skewen, Neath.

Here is the YouTube Video of the latest Cardiff Disco from our Channel DJ Diamond Dust. I hope you like it!

I was going to update the blog next weekend; but realised that next month, we would have started March! A few weeks later, it will be British Summer Time, and another school holiday begins. Where has all the time gone?

It’s been quieter this month,  what with the run down after Christmas, and this being the first school holiday after that. The days are getting longer; but not necessarily warmer. The extra daylight has given us the time to revamp and update the lighting systems of the show and get some repairs done.

The first time in a while that we have had a run of dry weather. All goes well; it will be time to get the robots out — time to do some test runs. Before we realise,  it will be time for some Science Roadshows.

Friday 26th January 2018 – I had a wonderful time at Model Church in Wales Primary School, Carmarthen. The Year 6 pupils were enthusiastic about the story of my 8-Foot-Robot-Cat. They asked some brilliant questions. 


They were enthusiastic and enjoyed the PowerPoint presentation. They appreciated examining the robot claw.

Lessons like this help in the promotion of STEM and Science in schools.  A special thanks to the teaching staff for their support.

Diamond Dust is now on the Resources Bank for teachers and schools.

Review of 2017 and January 2018

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Review of 2017

DJ Diamond Dust, mobile discos serving Swansea, Cardiff and the South Wales region, has had a successful and eventful 2017.

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts:

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts at Bryncoch RFC

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts at Bryncoch RFC

2017 has been amazing. It will be my second year with DJ Diamond Dust, and it’s been amazing yet again. It’s been phenomenal the amount of fun I have had, the new skills I have learned, and meeting some fantastic new people.

The three gigs that I had to pick to be my favourite from 2017 are:

  • Bryncoch RFC (Birthday party and Christmas party)
  • Ynystawe Cricket Club (Children’s Christmas Party)
  • Tonna RFC (Birthday party)

I cannot wait for 2018 brings for the team and me. I would also like to thank Martin for allowing me to do this.


DJ Martin Thompson:

It has been quite a mixed bag of gigs. We were DJs in The Discovery Pub in Cardiff and Castlemead Hotel in Tenby. Tom and I have done a wedding disco at Beggar’s Reach, Milford Haven. We’ve done children’s parties in Llandaff North Community Centre, Cardiff and New Minerton Holiday Park, Tenby. We’ve worked at annual dinner in Chepstow Racecourse and a few Christmas parties at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea.

8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Mascot at The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

8-Foot-Robot-Cat with Mascot at The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Our 8-Foot-Robot-Cat has visited a few exciting venues including a day at Waterfront Museum, Swansea – Festival of Science week.

I have an amazing, kind and hardworking team. I can say that without my crew, a great deal of what has happened this year would not have been possible. Thank you guys, and thanks to you to our new and regular customers!

 

DJ Ethan Gray:

It’s that time of the year again! If I had to summarise this year with a word – it would have to be fantastic! This year has an eye opener and helped me massively with my confidence and becoming a better person. Also, throughout the year, I’ve learnt many new vital skills that will help me in my later life. This year has also increased my skills because I’ve been doing a lot more gigs, and this has made me a better DJ and worker. Not many people can say they are a DJ throughout their teenage and adult years! It’s a dream job.

We’ve had some outstanding gigs this year with some unique venues and guests. If I had to pick three parties that I have attended, it would have to be Chepstow Racecourse, Liberty stadium and Longford Memorial Hall.

Finally, I would like to thank Martin for allowing me to enjoy this job as much as I do, and letting me be a part of this great group of people! Let’s hope 2018 is just as good as in 2017 I can’t wait to see what skills and incredible places we will visit bring in 2018!

DJ Tom Hyatt:

DJ Diamond Dust at Swansea Stadium Christmas Party

DJ Diamond Dust at Swansea Stadium Christmas Party

Well, 2017 certainly didn’t disappoint with there being plenty of several gigs.

After leaving my full-time duties in August last year, I was sad to meet different people no longer and play different music nearly every weekend, but that did not mean that I was no longer part of the Diamond Dust Crew.

Throughout 2017 I continued to work alongside Martin at Wedding functions, birthday parties and (my favourite) work party, and the best part of it all was the fact I never got bored during any of the gigs last year.

If I were to pick my favourite gig of 2017, without doubt, it would be Joe’s Ice Cream works do. It was at the Liberty Stadium on Black Friday. Nearly every branch in Wales, including the factory workers, turned up.

 The reason this was my favourite gig was down to the fact that the crowd was so energetic from beginning to end.  It was the only gig last year when all the Diamond Dust Crew were together to provide the best service possible.

I look forward to continuing working with Diamond Dust during 2018 and look forward to seeing you in a nearby gig.

Tom Hyatt

January Discos in Swansea and Neath.

We have had some bookings in January including a children’s birthday party in Maesycwmmer Community Centre, two surprise birthday parties in Pontyates RFC and at Aberavon Green Stars RFC and finally a 60th birthday in New Dock Stars RFC in Llanelli.

Christmas Parties and other celebrations

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DJ Diamond Dust at Swansea Stadium Christmas Party

DJ Diamond Dust at Swansea Stadium Christmas Party

It’s been a hectic month for us. The Diamond Dust DJ Team has travelled quite a wide area of South Wales this season. There have been significant and small parties, from works do to Children’s Christmas Parties including two nights at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea and Mumbles Pier.

Here are the children’s Christmas parties:

  • A splendid gig at the Dunraven Arms, Cwmgwrach, Neath
  • A highly decorated function room at Croeserw Social Club, Cymmer, Port Talbot
  • A Syrian Refugee Christmas party at the Salvation Hall, Risca
  • A lively Christmas Eve children’s party at Cwmavon RFC, near Port Talbot


We also had a variety of birthday parties, including two surprise ones. We were DJs at a 40th birthday at Celtic Lodge, Neath and 60th birthday at Coed Y Mwstwr Golf Club, Bridgend. The children’s birthday parties were a 4th at Arch Hall, Pontardawe and an 8th at Bryncoch RFC.

We even had a wedding party at Maes Manor in Blackwood.

We at DJ Diamond Dust would wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Martin, Tom Ethan and Kelly.

Swansea DJ Diamond Crew of 2016

Swansea DJ Diamond Crew of 2016

Cardiff Teenage Discos and Birthday Parties

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It’s been a mixed bag of gigs this month.

We have had two teenage discos, one in Cardiff Harlequins Rugby Club, and the other in the New Lodge Independent Club in Gorseinon, Near Swansea.  Both discos included UV lighting and a laser simulator.

DJ Ethan Gray in Cardiff Harlequins Teenage UV Disco

DJ Ethan Gray in Cardiff Harlequins Teenage UV Disco

This time we had a shared 40th and 70th birthday party disco at Cwmllynfell Millennium Centre. We were DJs at a 40th Birthday at Loughor Boating Club. Ethan and I did a 60th birthday and retirement party at Mumbles Cricket Club.



DJ's Ethan and Martin at Mumbles Cricket Club near Swansea

DJ’s Ethan and Martin at Mumbles Cricket Club near Swansea

We had our first Christmas Party at Marriott’s Swansea, Christmas Party, which also had an achievement award for children in care.

On the children’s entertainment side of our events, we attended a Village Christmas party at Longford Memorial Hall, which included Mascot the Robot and parachute games. Father Christmas visited and gave out presents to the children.

We had a very successful 4th birthday party at Tonna RFC. The audience enjoyed the magic show.

There is a recommendation by one of our customers on our Facebook Children’s Entertainer Page. A big thank you!

DJ Diamond Dust provided music and lights at an Engagement Party at Skewen RFC. Thank you again for your compliments!

“James and I just wanted to email you to say thank you so much for last night! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves last night and loved the music you played! Everyone said how much fun they had with the music! Least to say I enjoyed your music too! Thank you again, and we will defo be using you again!”  Lauren 

See us at Facebook Page:  DJ Diamond Dust.

We are looking forward to a hectic month ahead! Thank you for your kind compliments, recommendations and support!

Halloween Discos in South Wales and more

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The month of October has brought some new gigs. We’ve had a real mixture of parties from Halloween Disco in Porthcawl to holiday park bookings!

DJ Jack Kelly Roberts in Abercrave

DJ Jack Kelly Roberts in Abercrave

DJ Ethan Grey having some help with DJing!

DJ Ethan Grey has some help with DJing!

It’s nice to see our audience getting into the party spirit!

DJ Diamond Dust Halloween Disco in Neath

DJ Diamond Dust Halloween Disco in Neath

We’re keeping the music going to keep the audience dancing and also running the requests.

DJ Diamond Dust - 18th Birthday Party in Burry Port

DJ Diamond Dust – 18th Birthday Party in Burry Port

DJ Kelly Jack Roberts and Children’s Entertainer, Martin Thompson had a few children’s birthday parties. They had 10-year-old birthday party at Caehopkin Scout Hall, Abercrave, and a boy’s 10th birthday party in at Skewen Memorial Hall. Kelly and Martin did a combined 4th and 60th Birthday Party in at Dunvant Workingmen’s Club in Swansea.

DJ Ethan at 18th Birthday Party at Bryncoch RFC

DJ Ethan at 18th Birthday Party at Bryncoch RFC

DJ Diamond Dust has had 18th birthday parties at Bryncoch RFC, Neath and The Royal British Legion, in Burry Port.



Mascot the Robot Dog at 10th Birthday Party in Abercrave

Mascot the Robot Dog at 10th Birthday Party in Abercrave

Ethan Gray and  Martin Thompson have been DJs in an engagement party at Fforestfach at The Embassy Social Club, Swansea.   They have been in Whitland, to celebrate the end of  Summer Season, in South Caravan Park in Tavernspite, Pembrokeshire.

DJ Martin Thompson at South Caravan Park, Whitland

DJ Martin Thompson at South Caravan Park, Whitland

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!