Recommended wedding DJ in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Professional full time wedding and event DJ offering quality, stylish wedding discos and venue mood lighting/ LED uplighting services for your wedding or event in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.
SM Discos are renowned throughout the wedding industry for providing the most exceptional discos
Based in Buckinghamshire we provide mobile discos for any occasion from weddings to 21st birthday parties to childrens parties.
Whether you are looking for a DJ that will play your music choices, or a DJ that will make those important music decisions for you, we will strive to provide an outstanding high quality service to compliment your day.
We are professional DJs, only use the best equipment and always carry back ups incase anything goes wrong. When you book your disco through us you have total peace of mind that your entertainment is in good hands and that you will not be let down.
All our wedding discos come with FREE mood lighting and p.a systems for speeches.
We are fully insured, all our equipment is PAT tested & we now accept credit card payments for your security and peace of mind
“I just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic wedding disco - the music was great everyone had a brilliant time. I am delighted we chose you” - Sarah Atkins
Abingdon Wedding Discos
My name is Kai Stafford. I am a highly experienced Wedding & Events DJ and I provide a highly experienced reliable service all over Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. I am not an agency so you can be assured that when you get in contact, it is me that will be the DJ for your wedding.
Wedding DJ Oxford SM Discos provides the client with the ultimate professional mobile disco experience. I will tailor my performance to exactly suit your requirements and offer a rage of wedding disco packages
Although I have performed at many hundreds of weddings over the years I understand that each one is special and unique. Therefore I do not have a preset music list in my mind to play from. It is important to be very adaptable and cater for everyone’s unique tastes and needs. By watching closely the audience in a room, an experienced DJ can instinctively sense the kind of music that will keep the party going and the dancefloor full. I am also happy to play request from your guests (as long as they are appropriate) and I also encourage the bride and groom to come up with songs that are special and personal to them. This will give me an idea of the types of music you would like to be played, and you can also request the styles NOT to be played!
I thoroughly understand that selecting a good DJ isn’t always an easy thing to do. There are many poor DJ’s who will quote you a very low price which may be tempting but as with many things, you get what you pay for. In my case, you will be having an excellent service from a very experienced DJ with top quality equipment, and above all, an amazing reputation. Please look at the Testimonials page. My fees reflect the service that I offer, and the very high standard of equipment & entertainment on the night. I am not the cheapest but I am certainly not the most expensive. I am happy to discuss your requirements by email, on the phone or even in person and I certainly won’t put any pressure on you to book me. I will always provide you with a detailed quotation and if accepted will send a contract with all the details set out clearly.
In the past I have worked with Ministry Of Sound, Eclectic Bars & RDF in Brighton. I was resident dj for Hedkandi, Lola Lo, Walkabout, Yates, Slug and Lettuce and Wahoo (Oxford). Some of the people I have worked with/for include Danny Dyer, Hugo Taylor (Made In Chelsea), Jamie Laing (Made In Chelsea), Calvin Harris, James Tindale (Geordie Shore), Lauren Pope (The Only Way Is Essex), Katie Price & Juliette Lewis. When you book me, you have a dedicated and experienced DJ. Whether you are looking for a wedding disco at The Oxford Abingdon Hotel, Crown And Thistle, The Barn Stonehill House, Milton Hill, Coseners House Steventon House Hotel or any other venue in Abingdon. I have the perfect DJ set up for your wedding reception party.
What's included with the Evening Entertainment?
Myself as your award winning DJ
Unlimited telephone, email, facetime, whatsap consultations
Full liaison with your venue and set up when you're ready
Crystal clear professional sound system
Music from 7pm to Midnight
Full co-ordination with your other vendors
Introductions for cake cutting, first dance and other reception
Modern intelligent lighting, creating an amazing atmosphere
Bookings secured by contract and confirmed in writing
Full time, tax registered DJ with a 100% client satisfaction rate to date
RAC vehicle breakdown cover for total peace of mind (Ive never let a client down)
10 million public liability insurance
PAT tested equipment
We now accept all major credit cards via PayPal for your security and peace of mind
Our Stunning Mobile Discos are elegantly stylish, use the highest quality sound with modern lighting equipment that will perfectly blend in to the decor and theme of your wedding.
My main priority is to make sure that your wedding goes as perfectly as you have always dreamed that it would. I am a very experienced wedding DJ and I appreciate that this is by far the most special day of your life and one which particularly requires a very large amount of thought and preparation. I have performed at many hundreds of weddings over the years, and you can rest assured that you will be getting a top quality disco experience from a top quality highly experienced DJ. I understand that your wedding is very special to you, and I treat every booking as unique, and ensure that I always meet YOUR needs. I am a highly experienced DJ having spent many years working in Oxfordshire.
I know that it is a major priority that you choose the right DJ: It is the main focus for many hours of the event. No matter how extrovert or low key your special occasion is, if the DJ is a big ‘flop’ then so does is your evening. This means that you can’t afford to get it wrong, and therefore it makes sense to employ an experienced DJ that has proven time and time again that he knows how to fill a dance floor and make your Wedding the most perfect that night that you have dreamed of.
I take my time to design my performance around YOUR needs & requests, whether this be a chosen colour scheme, lighting design or sound system.
I have earned a reputation for being thoroughly professional. The evening disco is the largest chunk of your big day and it is a serious responsibility to get it right to provide an extremely enjoyable experience for you and your guests. I perform at around 80 to 100 weddings a year but each one is special and unique.
I have found on a number of occasions that when planning a wedding, a lot of people tend to put the evening entertainment at the bottom of the list. In some cases they leave it to the last minute before booking a DJ, along with allocating this to the smallest amount of their budget. The evening entertainment is one of the most important things to consider, because if the DJ doesn’t perform, the night could be a disaster. I also understand that your wedding day is very special to you, and that the overall quality of the evening entertainment should be a number one priority. You can rest assured that I will give you & your guests a night to remember and a top class party experience.
I am not the cheapest DJ but by no means the most expensive. I am well known and respected at many top class hotels and venues across Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire & Bucks. I also provide the opportunity for you to create your own playlist & suggest some of your favourite songs, to guarantee that you will hear the songs that you & your guests love.
I have a vast musical knowledge and carry an extensive collection of all genres and eras. You may well have a specific style of music in mind, and this is not a problem as I can cater for all types of music from rock, dance and reggae to RnB. I encourage my clients to be proactive and have no problem with clients forwarding a list of their favourite tracks to include in the evening. I will also aim to meet any song requests made on the night if appropriate.
I am now offering by popular demand, the all day package. I arrive at your venue at a time chosen by you, and will set up a smaller and more discreet speaker system for your speeches. I always use top quality equipment & if requested, I can even provide the music for the wedding ceremony itself on cue and if you would like to have music to be played at any point throughout the day, that can be done. The choice of music will be discussed a number of weeks before your wedding, in order to ensure that I have the whole package planned out well in advance. I will always dress in smart attire throughout the day.
I also provide LED uplighting which will bathe the walls of your venue in a colour or colours of your choice using as many LED uplights as I can safely and tidily install. There are many other services, options and equipment that I can provide for your wedding. Wedding packages
Premier Wedding DJ & Disco service. We provide the Perfect Entertainment for your amazing wedding in Abingdon.
Q. Can you provide a written contract if I book you & testimonials from previous clients?
When a booking is made with me, a confirmation letter is sent which contains all the details as agreed including the date, times, venue, names and contact details. I will also note any specified music requests and any other services that may have been added. Some recent testimonials are shown on my website.
Q. Do you use professional equipment?
There is a big difference between the audio equipment that you have at home and the equipment that a professional DJ like myself uses. Professional audio equipment is built to go on the road day in and day out. I will only use the best professional equipment on the market to ensure the music sounds as good as possible for all of your guest’s enjoyment. The lighting that I use is second to none, LED moving head lighting effects and computer controlled lasers. All of the equipment on my shows is state of the art professional DJ equipment, which is regular serviced by authorised engineers and all of my electrical equipment is PAT tested annually.
Q. Do you have back-up equipment?
Although the equipment that I use is highly reliable and has never let me down I understand that accidents can happen when there are people enjoying themselves and there are drinks around. As a professional I always bring spare equipment to every function to cover every eventuality.
Q. What would happen if you were to get ill on the day of my wedding?
In all of the years that I have been a professional DJ I can honestly say that I have never had to cancel a booking due to illness. However, being as established as I am I know many other professional DJ’s who I could call upon in the unlikely event that I were not able to fulfill the booking.
Q. Will you be suitably dressed for the occasion?
I understand that it is very important that the DJ looks the part by dressing in formal or semi-formal attire. I usually wear a suit at a wedding . I always dress in smart trousers & shirt for other functions. Please feel free to specify the type of apparel that I should use at your function. I have no added fee for formal attire, as this is part of my service.
Q. Do you know the proper procedure and etiquette for a wedding?
I am a highly respected professional DJ, and will be prepared to handle all announcements and special events during your wedding entertainment. On average, I perform at around 40 weddings each year but each one is special and unique.
Q. Are you registered and insured, and is your equipment tested regularly?
I am a professional DJ & businessman. I ensure that I have adequate Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and regularly get all of my electrical equipment tested to ensure that I comply with the standards required for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). I carry full Public Liability Insurance, covering myself for £10 Million.
Q. Will you arrive on time?
I know that punctuality is an ultimate necessity, and as a professional, I am thoroughly aware of my responsibilities to my clients. The normal time spent setting up and removing equipment is never a part of the entertainment fee, unlike some other DJ’s. The setup time depends on the package chosen and the ease of access to the room, but generally I arrive on site one hour prior although it usually takes about 30 minutes. I am extremely punctual and ensure that I have the correct venue details & address at the time of booking. All venue address & contact details will be on the contract in advance.
Q. Will it be you that does the show and not somebody else?
I do not act as an agency, and do not have anybody working for me. You can be assured that I will be the DJ who will perform for you and your guests on the night!
Q. Are you willing to discuss musical selections ahead of time, and be willing to play requests, particularly if they are suitable for dancing?
Of course. As a professional DJ, I am very aware that I cannot possibly know everything there is to know about your musical preferences. There is no”right or wrong” with music and everybody has their own individual tastes. A song on one person’s playlist might be another person’s “please don’t play list” so I am more than willing to listen to your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. I will never play the songs that you have asked me not to play. Special or unusual requests are never a problem and I am always happy to play them when appropriate.
Obviously it is not possible for me to have every song in the world with me, so I always encourage people to list any special “must play” tracks to enable me to purchase the music if I don’t already own it. Guests will sometimes request songs that do not “fit-in” with the music programming that has been indicated by the bride and groom. Some may request inappropriate songs. I am a highly Professional entertainer and I know when it is acceptable to honour requests.
Q. So can we provide you with a song list?
Yes. Some people give me a list and others don’t. You can list as many or as few songs as you like. Most song last 3 or 4 minutes so that means about 15 to 20 songs per hour. Try to come up with songs that you like to dance to rather than songs that you like to listen to though.
If you don’t want to do a list that is fine. It is my job to quickly gauge the crowd and play the appropriate music that will keep the dancefloor full.
Q. How much music do you bring?
Some DJ services brag about a huge music library. I know of some DJ’s that brag about having 100,000 songs. Maybe so, but their music collection is most probably illegally downloaded and is generally of a low audio quality. Every song in my database is owned on original CD, and I generally bring 10,000 songs on the night. I have a vast range of music covering almost every era. If you request a song that I am unable to locate beforehand, then you are more than welcome to supply this on a CD.
Q. Will you play cheesy songs such as the Birdie Dance & Agadoo all night?
The stereotypical image of a wedding disco is of a guy that will only play the very cheesy hits all night long. I take great care in each of the songs that I select. At weddings I usually play a broad mix of music for everyone but I know where to draw the line so I wouldn’t normally play nasty cheesy music unless I was specifically asked to by the Bride & Groom.
Q. Will the music be too loud?
The music volume should be kept at an appropriate level so it doesn’t ‘interfere’ with the event. Throughout all segments of the reception, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, the music should add to, or help create the proper atmosphere. During dinner the music should be at a level to provide a pleasant atmosphere while people are enjoying their meal. The music level shouldn’t be so loud that it is distracting when you are engaged in conversation. As the event progresses towards the dancing portion of the event I will gradually increase the volume and tempo. The increase is mainly concentrated on the dance floor, and my sound systems are always placed in the correct manor. This adds to the overall excitement of the party. I will always work to your preference.
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