Don’t wait for the perfect DJ job to fall from the sky. We are looking for a highly skilled DJ that reflects our standards of DJ ability and wit!
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for our elite company; providing DJ and Lighting with the prospect of work beginning in early 2018 ready for the season of weddings, parties and events.
DJ Job Description:
Wedding and party DJ
We are looking for a reliable and experienced DJ with a dynamic personality and passion for entertaining to join our team.
We are in need of a person who doesn’t mind working at weekends and on evenings, to perform and entertain at our client’s weddings and private parties.
The ideal candidate would be self-employed and be willing to work performance dates allocated by the company at locations within Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, and Norfolk. They will be required to have a high standard of beat mixing and blending DJ skills, along with a good knowledge of working with all genres of music. The candidate will be customer facing and required to be able to interact with clients and guests at events.
All sound and lighting equipment is provided by our company for the DJ to use when working. This role would suit someone who has been working/performing as a club/bar DJ or operating their own mobile disco.
Expected responsibilities and duties –
To perform / entertain as a DJ at required locations within times stated
To be smart and presentable in your appearance
To be able to commit to working mainly weekends and evenings, including unsociable hours
Setting up of DJ/sound and lighting equipment prior to performance and its breakdown (all equipment including music sources and tracks are provided by company)
To be able to work on your own and as part of a team effort for larger productions.
Experience and skills (must have requirements) –
Full UK Driving Licence
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Willingness to uphold our companies high level of service standards
Strong customer service skills with a personable and likeable manner
Own method of reliable transport to travel to and from work locations
3+ years DJ performance experience at weddings and parties
Skilled ability to beat-mix and blend music ‘live’ without the aid of auto synchronisation
A confident and clear voice when using a microphone
Good knowledge of popular music genres throughout the decades
Experience of working with Pioneer controllers DDJ-SX/SZ or RZ, plus CDJs.
Experience of working with DJ software Serato and RekordBox
Some technical knowledge of the sound and lighting industry
Job Location –
Company headquarters are based in Little Bentley, Essex.
Locations of work are within the counties of Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge and Norfolk.
Successful candidates are required to be self-employed with event bookings allocated on a part time bases when available.
Pay will be £220.00 per booking worked (generally based on a 7 hours shift, up to 5 hours performance time, with an hour either side for setting up / breaking down).
Opportunities for additional earnings can be offered for company promotional work and crew assistance when required.
How to Apply –
What are you waiting for; join the Dreamwave dream DJ team.
When love and skill work together, expect a master piece. This is the way I would describe Emma and Gavin. They made the decision to drop anchor and get hitched on the 10th June 2017 at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk with just 10 months to plan! With Gavin working in Monaco, Emma had her hands full taking the reins organising their special day alongside caring for her two children. Boy, did she do a smashing job! This couple managed to achieve the perfect recipe of razzle dazzle along with romantic family intimacy.
“I considered hiring a wedding planner but I knew that I would want to look back and know that I planned it all myself. Around 4 weeks before the big day, it all suddenly became real! There were lots of last minute changes. With the help of all our amazing suppliers these were all dealt with swiftly! I went to Hengrave the day before the wedding and started to feel more excited as I was so confident in every company we had hired. Waking up at All Saints the morning of the wedding I felt nervous. But upon meeting the amazing Hannah Bibby at Hengrave I immediately felt at ease….she was amazing!”
In the Courtyard at Hengrave Hall with our LOVE Letters and Festoons (Image Source: Martin Beard Photography)
Intrigued to find our more about Emma and Gavin’s Wedding Hengrave Hall? Read on……
Why did you choose to have your wedding at Hengrave Hall?
“I found a youtube video (UK’s Top 10 Wedding Venues – Bloomsbury Films) and watched it with my Dad on a rainy Sunday afternoon. As soon as we saw the church in the grounds, I called to enquire. Within literally five minutes of the tour I knew… this is the venue! I compare pulling up to Hengrave with pulling up to the first viewing of our house…..I had exactly the same feeling…..you just know it’s the place for you. I called Gavin once home and after hearing how excited we all were he said if thats where you want to get married then let’s get it booked!”
The ceremony took place in Hengrave’s own chapel found in the charming grounds. The finishing touches provided by Tudor Rose Florist alongside the mesmerising vocals of Revelation Avenue resulted in a truly whimsical setting.
“As I sat during the ceremony listening to Revelation singing so beautifully, looking at all the proud, emotional faces in front of us the feeling was just amazing. We both felt very special. The Long Gallery, Courtyard, West Terrace and of course the Minstrels Gallery all looked perfect….every little element was included and it surpassed our every hope and expectation.”
Just Married! Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“People told me that I wouldn’t even notice the decorations/little touches on the day but I noticed everything as it all looked so shiny and new but so tasteful and classy at the same time. I was so busy in the Bridal Suite looking out at the view, watching Safe & Sound entertaining our children, getting ready and laughing with my special ladies that I totally forgot to put in my bridal earrings. After leaving for the church I remembered and got in a panic! Hannah overheard and literally within minutes the earring box was there and I was putting them in…..like MAGIC!”
“My Mum, Sister and my friend Helen and I chose my dress together. I loved all the lace dresses but they seemed to be missing that something extra. So when I saw the Allure gown with it’s beautiful embellishment, my family told me this dress was very much me. That made my mind up! I’m so pleased I chose this dress. Even though I would have liked to be the size I was before having children; I think it suited ,not only me, but also Hengrave and the whole day perfectly!”
Allure Dress. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
The Grooms Attire
Phillip Alexander Suits. Image source Martin Beard Photography
“Gavin, Zak & Sam’s wore bespoke made to match suits by Philip Alexander and we couldn’t have been happier…worth every penny! I was very pleased with our choice for the back of the waistcoats as music brings emotion and joy to everyone so the navy and coloured guitars complimented the day perfectly . The Groomsmen also wore Philip Alexander bespoke hire suits. I am so glad that we decided Gavin and the boys should look different to the groomsmen as it is after all as much the Grooms day as it is the brides. Itwas important for him to stand out too and our boys were obviously a huge part of our big day.”
Phillip Alexander Suits. Image source Martin Beard Photography
Décor, Sound and Lighting
Emma and Gavin took full advantage of having Dreamwave expertise to hand. From sound production for their Ceremony and Drinks Reception, a complete array of lighting hire throughout the day and a Dreamwave DJ for their evening. This couple had the full Dreamwave Package!
“The decor was simply stunning. I had seen many photos from various sites including your site but they just do not do them justice. The West Terrace and courtyard looked amazing!! The flooring in the Minstrels Gallery looked perfect and just added that something extra without taking away the historical elements of the room. Dreamwave used the template from our wedding invites for the E&G for our gobo design and we used that theme throughout. We saw so many pics on social media of the gobo so were made up it was something everyone wanted to take a picture of. Every little detail I had requested was met and the candles along with a simple floral arrangement next to two picture frames of my Grandparents received so many compliments. I adored the window sills and the gift table, they lit up the venue inside and was exactly what I had requested, not one thing was missed.”
Emma and Gavin with our Path Festoon Walkway. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“We had hired Revelation and they made our day so special. However, they did come with lots of extra and last minute organisation including sound equipment and a last minute request for a keyboard! Dreamwave Events really did prove themselves to be a company that go above and beyond as they helped with every single requirement including the last minute keyboard search. The sound, both in the Church and during the drinks reception on the West Terrace was spot on and the choir received so many compliments. That said, you can have the best singers in the world but without the right equipment it wouldn’t have the same impact. Thank you guys!”
“I thought the lighting outside may be a wasted element as it was 10th June so longest days of the year but this was my absolute stand out favourite and even when the sky was still blue but evening had come the lighting looked gorgeous and lit up to show the venue off! One of my favourite photos is of us both walking along with the lights at our sides!”
Why choose Dreamwave Events
“I originally called and booked for DJ services as wasn’t aware of the other services. We were sent the options for Hengrave and fell in love with them all. I took time to meet with all the wedding suppliers but my meeting with Dreamwave stood out the most. The guys were so friendly and patient and went through every single option. I left the meeting feeling extremely confident in your knowledge of the venue and how good it would look.”
“We heard in the Bridal Suite that one of the Dreamwave staff had cut his head whilst setting up. One of my Bridesmaids is a doctor so she went straight down to check he was ok. He politely declined and said he was fine and continued his work! What a true professional! That on top of taking on the task of potentially sourcing a keyboard for our Choir at very short notice so goes to prove what a truly professional and bespoke service you offer. We honestly could not recommend Dreamwaves highly enough. Thank you!”
“I added 2 picture frames with photos of my Grandparents (who were too frail to attend) and both were placed on the piano with some flowers and a candle. Family means so much to me and it looked beautiful. So many of my family members came up and commented on what a lovely touch this was. “
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“The framed caricature of the four of us (sketched by the amazing John Roberts) on our gift table was something I first requested immediately after booking the date. I didn’t want photos of the four of us around the venue that everyone had seen 100 times over on social media. But I did include a little framed picture of our boys on one of windows close to the bar as it’s our favourite photo of them both together.”
Image source Martin Beard Photography
“We used Angel creations for our Invitations with the E&G emblem and thought it would be nice to continue this throughout. We used the same E&G symbol for all our stable stationary, table plan, Gobo design for the evening, our welcome mirror, ring box and a hanging door accessory.”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“Gavin bought some cigars last minute so I decided to add in the personalised matches which we put in a cognac style vase with a little personalised sign from Mr & Mrs Collins. This went down a storm with all of our guests and two weeks later some cheeky guests were posting pics on social medial of them smoking them in their gardens….but did include the hashtag so we let them off!”
“Although I didn’t see them as was still outside the church I was so proud of our two boys walking down the aisle. Our eldest son Zak is 6 and so he understood what was happening and was so looking forward to it. He was so proud to be Ring bearer (or ringmaster as he told all his friends|)! His face in the church…he was so excited, happy, proud and at the same time a little nervous as he wanted to do his best for his Mummy & Daddy. He made us the proudest parents alive….they both did.”
The Collins Family. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“The ceremony itself was beautiful. My friend wrote a poem about our long 13 year courtship which included many comical but also heartfelt moments. Lots of tears but also a few good laughs when we both had to state Gavin’s middle name ‘Wesley’ a couple of times during the ceremony. Revelation sung beautifully and I think I will have to ask them to record “over and over again’ (a song they learnt and rehearsed especially for us) as I prefer their version now!”
“The whole day, although a blur was simply the best day of our lives but the most memorable moment was watching the fireworks. Zak & Sam running up in their PJ’s and then holding them both in our arms, just the four of us as the ‘Collins Family’ is a memory we will cherish forever.”
“Darren was our kind of DJ! He was so friendly and people have asked if Gav or me we knew him! I asked for a Justin Bieber song to be played especially for my eldest son Zak. Darren made sure we were all in the room and did a shout out to him put then proceeded to put him in the booth with him and let him be DJ. He stood on a stall so all the guests could see him, wore the headphones, picked the next track over the mic and danced away. He was made to feel like the most important person there and weeks after the wedding and if anybody asks what was his favourite part of the day he says ‘being the DJ'”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“I also asked for a song be played for Gavin as it was his 40th birthday 5 days after the wedding day. I must say every single thing I requested was done but putting my son in the booth just went above and beyond our expectations and made a little 6 year old very happy.”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“Music choices were amazing and he managed to get even the dance shy guests up and boogying. Thank you so much Darren and we hope he enjoyed DJ’ing for us all.”
Advice for Future Bride and Grooms
“Gavin and I do not like to be centre of attention. With my shyness around the camera the whole idea of a ‘big white wedding’ was daunting. Because Gavin has so many friends and I am such a family orientated person we felt we couldn’t just fly away so decided on a wedding in the UK so that everyone could come. I think, without saying it out loud, we booked Revelation Academy, Nick Einhorn the magician and requested a round table apposed to top table so that we would not be ‘centre of attention’! “
“Our advice would be do not spend time worrying about silly stuff like that…..enjoy the planning with family, friends, the stags, hens and all the fuss. You never know you might surprise yourselves and ‘LOVE’ all the fuss on the day just as we did.”
“The day will fly by and you won’t have long with every guest to stand and chat but do take a moment to take it all in. Most of all take time to find your new Husband and tell him how much you love him!”
Like the look of Emma and Gavin’s Wedding?
Here is a list of their suppliers to help you on your way. If you have any questions about the DJ, Sound and Lighting Production – Give us a shout!
It’s time to dig out your gown from the back of the cupboard. Dust of your dress; “Wear your Wedding Dress Again” is back for 2017 hosted by awesome Abigail’s Collection. Join the party on the 12th November starting at 7pm at the prestigious Prested Hall near Colchester.
Wear your Wedding Dress for this Wedding Themed Party of a Lifetime!
This social shin-dig is not to be missed. Take the opportunity to relive the revelry of your wedding day and take the rare opportunity to wear your wedding dress once again. After all, everyday is a fashion show; this time make “Wear Your Wedding Dress Again” your runway!
Best of all, you will be having this fantastic evening whilst doing your part towards a very deserving cause – Help for Heroes!
And guys, don’t worry, your not expected to wear a dress too! Bring your handsome selves along all spruced up in your suave tuxedos.
Its gonna be legend…..wait for it…..and I hope your not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY! (Barney Simpson, How I Met Your Mother)
Sign Me Up – Where Do I Get Tickets?
The smashing event is organised annually by the award winning Abigails Collection and Grooms Room and this years chosen charity is Help for Heroes. At £40 per ticket, this is an absolute steel! But you better hurry as tickets are limited and sold on a first come first served basis. Call 01206 574 575 to find out more!
So your engaged. It turns out you like each other more than you originally planned – Congratulations! Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the thought of organising a wedding? Panic over; Suffolk Wedding Show 2017 is on the horizon for you to get all your wedding planning affairs in order.
Where is Suffolk Wedding Show 2017?
This spectacular event is taking place on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Wherstead Park in Ipswich, Suffolk between 10.30am and 3pm. With glorious amounts of suppliers at hand to realise your wedding requirements, nab the opportunity to take advantage of their expertise and make your dream wedding a reality!
Step this way to love, laughter and happily ever after…. Wivenhoe House Wedding Fairis arriving on Sunday 17th September 2017. Arrive to a welcoming of refreshing bubbly and scrumptious canapés then have a leisurely morning talking all things weddingy with expert suppliers.
This place will take your breath away. It is a romantically charming grade II listed country house in the picturesque setting of Wivenhoe Park. Katie, Sarah and the rest of the team will be at hand between 10am and 1pm to discuss wedding packages and advise on the best suppliers (including us!).
Wivenhoe House Wedding LOVE Letters (Credit Ross Dean)
Love is sweet, so take a treat. Come and chat to the Dreamwave team at Wivenhoe House Wedding Fair.
When you walk into the room full of people make sure you make a detour to Dreamwave Events’ table. Chat about specially designed lighting and décor services as well as how our DJ’swill bring you smashing party that you will always remember.
Lighting and Décor at Wivenhoe House
At Wivenhoe HouseWedding Fair our Dremwave crew will help bring make your wedding vision a reality. We have a huge choice of lighting and décor options to suit all styles and themes, just ask us! From classic chic draping, Fairy Lights,Festoons, LOVE Letter lights to name a few – come and check us out for further info.
The Evening Wedding DJ
Complete your wedding day with a cracking evening party. Boogie on down and bust some moves to tunes of your musical taste provided by our DJ’s mixing live on the night.
So, follow your feet to Wivenhoe House Wedding Fayre cos September 17th is not far away. Believe you are on the right track to a fantastic wedding day!
I have been looking forward to writing about James and Grace’s wedding day for a while. An epic day at Houchins last year filled with fun, good food and smiling guests. Then throw in some serious attention to detail on décor and styling. You then have yourself a dream wedding!
James and Grace are couple who emanate happiness and contentment. Both, like many, are not the type to lap up spotlight a wedding brings, but they seemed so elevated by the throws of the day that this was forgotten. Grace made a stunning bride and her never ending smile though-out the celebrations completed the visage. James was the image of warmth and satisfaction. And lets not forget about their beloved pugs, Hugo and Percy that finish the family picture!
James and Grace with their two beloved pugs, Hugo and Percy (Helen Elliott Photography)
This wedding venue is a traditionally styled venue with a modern twist. The grade II listed farmhouse with a new barn complex invites chic styling and décor with its spacious, contemporary feel with oh so heavenly light. Houchins offers exclusive use of the whole venue and grounds with overnight accommodation available for the bridal party just 50 metres away. What I love is the different options available of room usage giving a choice for all possible weather outcomes. This self contained gem of a venue is easily accessible and found only 15 minutes from Colchester and 10 minutes from Braintree.
Festoon Walkway at Houchins Essex, (Helen Elliott Photography)
The whole event was completely ethereal. Houchins lends itself to the opportunity of so many stunning lighting and décor options.
‘We had so many compliments and comments on the amazing ceiling of Kilner jars filled with fairy lights installed by Dreamwave following our wedding at Houchins. We knew the beautiful, rustic high ceiling in the barn needed something to set it off and when Paul came up with this idea it was just perfect! Dreamwave also lit up the pathways with lanterns & festoon lighting which led our guests to our evening food of paella & an ice cream van and fit in with our vintage theme so well. “
“Our DJ had everyone up dancing all night, despite the super hot weather & we were so pleased with our non-traditional DJ booth (another idea of Pauls) made from wooden pallets which finished off the dancing room perfectly alongside our ‘love’ letters and other props. We were a bit concerned this room would look like an afterthought after with Houchins having so much space & having put so much attention to detail elsewhere & we needn’t have worried. Thank you!”
The Evening Party, Image Source Helen Elliott Photography
Want to know more….
If you like the look styled by James and Grace, contact usto help you re-create the effect and get on the path towards your dream wedding.
The Evening Party, Image Source Helen Elliott Photography
Ghosts, Witches and Creatures of Fright, Don’t miss the call of Halloween night. Come and Join us in the threads of the season, If you miss this bash, tis an act of treason! (shutterfly.com)
Hair-Raising Halloween Party in October, 2017.
Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk for the ultimate spook-tacular party of 2017. Spine-Chilling lighting effects and ghoulish music will be provided by ourselves at Dreamwave Events.
So don’t sit at home watching horror movies. Be part of the haunting fun of All Hallows Eve at The Hangars own annual British horror franchise. Party the night away after devilishly good food on the 27th October 2017.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Start your evening with a creepy cocktail concoction and then sit down for a three course dinner before dancing in the fresh grave dirt! After Dinner set your dancing shoes on fire with one of our Dreamwave DJ’splaying creepy classics to complete the evening’s dramatics!
Tickets are priced at only £50 per person and can be purchased by clicking here.
Lets face it, for most people, the thought of organising a wedding where you are the focal point of the day and you have a multitude of pressures to make it absolutely perfect is kind of, well…….overwhelming! That’s where the UKAWP (UK Alliance of Wedding Planners) steps in. This well respected top leading body in the wedding industry is co-directed by the organisationally gifted Bernadette Chapman of Dream Occasionsand Sandy Moretta of Tern Events.
All of us at Dreamwave HQ are proud to have been invited into the UKAWP family as a supporter member supplier for DJ Entertainment and Lighting Hire. This trusted directory for both wedding planners and couples alike has accumulated talented and ethical professionals. As a result finding the right specialist for your wedding proves effortless.
As George Orwell said, “Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.” In the case of UKAWP, its a gold plaited swill bucket!
What is UKAWP?
The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners is a highly regarded solid network for wedding suppliers and couples who are looking for knowledgeable trustworthy industry experts. With the wedding industry being unregulated; the close knit family within the UKAWP provides a solid platform of experts bringing peace of mind to it’s users. Each provider featured on the site have been vetted by the UKAWP. They work together and meet the high standards of professionalism.
Needless to say that being part of this highly regarded network of exclusive professionals within the wedding and event planning industry is well received by us at Dreamwave Events. We look forward to our continued working relationship with both the UKAWP, Bernadette and Sandy.
To find out more about the services we can offer; whether you are looking for DJ Entertainment or Lighting to decorate your venue, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our co-director Dave Drane loves to talk. So when an opportunity arises, especially where Lighting is the primary subject matter; he jumps to attention! Yes, he has been at it again, but this time interviewing with our good friends at Festive Lights.
We all know Dave loves a good interview – you can also check him out gassing with the Get Wed Team by clicking here.
Our relationship with Festive Lights
We like to think we always surpass all expectations when providing our clients ambitions of their with dream lighting for their wedding or party.
Festive Lights have an awesome array of lighting that enables us to fulfil our customers lighting aspirations. The relationship between our two companies has developed over the years and Dreamwave Events has justified confidence in their product lines. They are our highly preferred supplier for Fairy Light and Festoon lighting. We now hold countless stock of their product ranges.
We were recently approached by Festive Lights and invited to give our feedback on their new dimmable festoon bulbs. Festive Lights says: “The opportunity to collaborate was welcomed by Dreamwave Events, as the product would offer a multitude of benefits, from cost-saving to the versatility of lighting effects they could create. The new concept was an exciting proposition for the firm, giving them the chance to adjust light levels at the hundreds of events they organise each year.”
Photo (above) taken at Hengrave Hall, showing off our Feature Festoon Lighting in the Courtyard
Dave summarised nicely “Lighting is such an important element of the wedding day and the planning has to be spot on from the start. It’s a privilege to help couples to plan their dream wedding and working with Festive Lights means that we can easily create the looks that are popular on Pinterest right now.”
Have a read of the full spotlight feature
Festive lighting have written a fantastic summary of the interview with Dave. Interested?… have a read.
Le Talbooth in Essex is once again hosting its famous Summer Barbeque sizzler. Personally, I love barbeque. Its one of my all time favourite food to eat. It simply screams summer! Combine the perfect summers evening by the river, a flow of refreshing drinks, comforting barbeque food whilst listening to the Steel Band and one of our Dreamwave DJ’s mixing your favourite beats in the marquee; you have the unequalled formulae for a smashing evening! After all, “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” (Wayne Dyer)
You can’t buy happiness – but you can barbeque!
Us and the Milsoms team are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday 27th August to satisfy your urges for delicious and fabulously prepared cuisine in the splendour of Le Talbooth’s mesmerising setting.