December has been so busy I haven’t had time to update things, but I am looking forward to another year of parties and events.
We finished off the year in The Holmfirth Picturedrome, where I played around two live acts. Two young ladies named White Wolves played a great set of songs, then the night turned into a fantastic party when SAS & The Groove took to the stage. A seven piece band played a wide range of tunes, from classic Fleetwood Mac up to current hits. The band are based in Holmfirth and played a fantastic professional set to a great crowd. If anyone wants a party band for their event let me know. I will get some photos uploaded soon.
One of my biggest events of the year was last night at The Marriott hotel in Leeds, for my second year at The Pink Ball, helping to raise money for cancer charities. Mood lighting round the room, a larger than usual sound system and a late finish.
Thankfully everything went well. After the meal, auction and an X Factor style competition, I played for the last two hours, finishing at 2am. Great crowd and a packed dancefloor. And hopefully lots of money raised for the cause.
Last weekend Holmfirth saw Le Tour come through. To celebrate, The Picturdrome hosted a whole weekend of life music. I got to play in the main room after Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order), T-Rextasy and Craig Charles.
As well as the headlining bands we also has The Habeneros playing all three days, The Dans (I really don’t know what name they were playing under, but they are nearly all called Dan!, and a Classical Duo. I ended up providing sound systems for all of these. Ended up completely exhausted but it was a great weekend.
It made a nice change to play a set which focused on the music of the 50’s and 60’s this week, although the grandchildren did get some of their choices included! And this morning I received this message:
Thank you so much for Saturday night Gary. The music was great, everyone enjoyed it. We will certainly use u again and recommend u to friends, thank, Wendy.
From Katie, after her 30th party:
‘Thank your for last night. It was great. I’ve got lots of people wanting to use you!xx’
Good. More parties with luck.
Just spotted this on Facebook from Claire, the bride on Saturday night. Congratulations to her and Jamie.
Just Brilliant…. only DJ EVER to keep me on a dancefloor ALL night! highly recommended!
It looks as though life is going to get busier, as I was voted in as the new chairperson of the Yorkshire branch of the National Association of DJs last night, and I am looking forward to arranging some new features for the meetings, and taking the branch forward.
Text this morning from Debbie, the birthday girl last night. Its always nice when someone remembers to take the time to send a message of thank. This one simply said:
Hi. Just wanted to say thanks again for last night. Was fab. Music excellent
A text I received today:
‘Hi Gary just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday night! You were absolutely fab!!! Everyone had a brilliant night and I understand my friend has booked you for her 40th!!! Cath.’
And I am pleased to say I did get the booking from her friend.
I played for the staff of the Rose & Crown and The Scapehouse last night. Great night had by all. I was pleased to see this on Twitter this morning:
Finally had our Christmas Party last night, along with the @TheScapeHouse ! Thanks everyone who turned out + big thanks to@garyduncanDJ