Review of 2016
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: “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: “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.
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!