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Paul Pollard – What I Want to be When I Grow Up

Our very own Paul Pollard is one half of the heart of  Dreamwave Events.  Certainly the calmer influence of our two co-directors;  Paul takes everything in his stride.  I think good ‘ole William Shakespeare describes him perfectly: “My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.”

Make no mistake, that whilst I describe Paul this way, he absolutely doesn’t lack ambition.  Without the driving force of himself and his partner in the business, Dave; Dreamwave Events would definitely not be where it is today.

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A snippet about Paul Pollard

Our hairless wonder is indeed a chief ingredient in the day to day running of Dreamwave Events.  His secure backbone provides the rudimentary foundations for the team both in the office; out in the field providing DJ entertainment at weddings and parties or building creative lighting installations.  Born in North Essex, Paul shared his childhood antics with my now husband.  Consequently, after getting to know Paul myself, he and Dave asked me to join them working at Dreamwave following the birth of my sprog lets.  A great friend, boss and godfatherly influence to my son; Paul is an individual you certainly want to meet.

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Lets find out more…. The interview with Paul Pollard

Since Dreamwave begun, it has quickly evolved into also providing lighting hire weddings and events: What direction do you see DWE going from here?

Dreamwave lighting has evolved quickly since its introduction back in 2015.  I think it was the natural progression for us to move into this area of the industry as we are creative with our ideas and always looking for new fresh looks.  That said we have our own style which I’ve always felt is a mixture of vintage style with a modern twist. Where from here? The sky’s the limit isn’t it!

What part of the business do you enjoy and why?

To be honest I love the day to day running of the business.  No day is the same whether it be on the road, in the office or constructing new concepts in the warehouse.  It also helps that I’m working with my best buddies, we have a good laugh along the way and work great as a team!

Could you have imagined when you started Dreamwave with Dave that it would be where it is today? Would you have done anything differently?

To be honest no.  I can remember taking on our warehouse and thinking we’ve got to pay for this each month! But we made it work and our hard work has got us to where we are today.  I don’t believe in looking back to see if anything would have been done differently, that’s in the past and I just want to look forward to the next chapter.

If Dreamwave Events carries on in it’s current flow, you can take early retirement! On a serious note, where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I wish!!! 10 year’s time…….well…..who knows.  We have many ideas going forward for different areas of Dreamwave yet to be released which we are currently working on.  So there’s lots to come!  Stay tuned!

DJ Paul Pollard

 

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Dreamwave DJ’s – Behind the Scenes

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 Read more about our recent film shoot promoting our Dreamwave DJ Services provided in Essex, Suffolk and surrounding areas for weddings as well as both personal and corporate parties.

 

Our team of Dreamwave DJ’s and crew all had a bit of fun in the warehouse a short while ago. We prepared for our new, behind the scenes promotional film.  Laughter and friendly banter was prolific whilst on the road to creating our visionary masterpiece.  Even I had the opportunity to show my budding DJ skills and gave a cracking performance on the decks; but I think I will be sticking to my desk job for at least the near future!

 

 

Spike Grimsey was on form with his exceptional camera techniques to generate artistic snapshots of the guys performing and prepping equipment.  These reflect the great place that Dreamwave Events is to work which truly echoes in the guy’s performances during our Evening DJ Service.

 

If you are looking for experienced DJ’s that emanate confidence and fun whilst maintaining competent professionalism for your Evening Party; these are your guys!

 

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Our team of Dreamwave DJ’s: Paul, Dave, Spike, Martin, George and Darren are all accomplished performers that bring the party! Our Evening Service offers their experience as well as a choice of set up options with different style booths and lighting colour to match the theme of your party.

Dreamwave DJ’s do not only offer DJ Services for the evening. My personal favourite is our Cocktail DJ Service, offering a tasteful alternative for an afternoon drinks reception.  Our DJ’s adjust their performance to mirror the relaxed atmosphere.  This is accompanied by a small discreet set up with appropriate music played.

Get in Touch….

For further details of our DJ services, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

 

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New DJ Promo Pictures….

We were pleased to be joined at our office this weekend by our good friends Craig and Kate from Craig Williams Photography. We had great fun as they shot our new DJ promotional pictures for 2010.

We hope you like them below. Keep an eye out for them on our website and various publications.
Thanks again to Craig and Kate…. your fresh, funky approach to photography is always refreshing.

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Personality Passport

To Cool For School

Christmas 2009…

This Blog is to wish all our clients past and present, industry friends and colleagues and Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Thank you for your support through 2009 and and we know 2010 is going to be another fantastic year!

We have been very busy this Christmas season and are pleased to once again provide our DJ only services to Freelove Entertainments during another busy corporate Christmas season contract with Best Parties Ever.
Both myself and Paul will have entertained a total of over 20,000 party-goers enjoying their Christmas parties in style at the Harlow and Billericay sites.

Merry Christmas……Time for a rest 🙂

Posted by: Dave

18th Birthday Celebration in Brentwood…

Saturday 5th September was a very busy weekend for us all at Dreamwave Events. Paul & Martin were both providing our Evening DJ & Disco Services at a wedding celebration and at 40th wedding anniversary. I also providing the same service but with a twist for an 18th birthday event in Brentwood, Essex. Our Clients had a private marquee in their grounds provided by our good friends Chelmer Marquees. The marquee had a ‘glitz and glamour’ feel to it, with a blackout lining and deep rich coloured draping. You will see from the pictures below our sound & lighting equipment was set up in a club style for maximum impact and wow factor. The use of a green laser and smoke machine also added to this effect.
The Birthday girl Viki had a unique fancy dress theme for her party… ‘the first letter of your name!?!’ All the guest dressed up and everybody enjoyed the party and mix of music played by myself. In Viki’s words posted to us on Facebook after the event…… ‘Thank you for Saturday it was awesome 😀 xx’

Posted By: Dave

Fun packed wedding at Layer Marney Tower…

Thursday 23rd July was the wedding of the new Mr & Mrs Indge. We provided our complete wedding DJ & disco service at the amazing Layer Marney Tower, Colchester.
Our clients had plenty of entertainment in store for the guests, including a cartoon artist throughout their wedding breakfast, a inflatable rodeo bull in the court yard, fireworks, a band and of course me! 😉
You will see from the pictures below the first dance was well rehearsed by the bride and groom. I was sworn not to tell soul about the secret twist half way through. I have also posted a link below to a video a guest has posted on YouTube for you to see for yourselves…
The evening party worked well with us performing alongside the band and all the guests enjoyed the mix of music played.

I would like to wish the new Mr & Mrs Indge all the best for the future as husband and wife.

Posted by: Paul

What a busy week…

All of us here at Dreamwave have been very busy boys this week. We have provided our DJ & Disco services to 7!!!! Wedding couples.
Our week took us national with weddings in the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire as well as Essex & Suffolk.
Our congratulations go to the new……
Mr & Mrs Ramnought, Mr & Mrs Gadd, Mr & Mrs Oldershaw, Mr & Mrs Bates, Mrs & Mrs Indge, Mr & Mrs North and Mr & Mrs Smith.
We wish all of you all the best for the future as husband and wife.

‘Keep an eye out for featured wedding from a selections of these client in the next few weeks’.

Posted by: Dave

Congratulations to our own Dave & Hayley…

I am sure this Blog has been eagerly awaited. I would like to personally send our congratulations to our very own Dave & Hayley (the new Mr & Mrs Drane!) They were married on 23rd May 2009 at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Clacton on Sea, followed by the wedding breakfast and evening reception at Le Talbooth in Dedham.

The whole day was magnificent and could not have run smoother. Dave & Hayley had spent many, many months planning every last detail (and it showed!).

They both would like to extend their thanks out to the selected suppliers within the wedding industry who made their day even more special.

They have these messages for them….

Abigail’s collection:

“The high standard of service and professional planning from Abi, Rob & Lauren made our brides maids look stunning and the guys very dapper indeed. Thank you”

A-Team Heroes:

“Thank you for fulfilling a childhood dream of riding in the A-Team Van! The trip from my parents house, through the town centre, then to the church will stay with me forever. A great touch!”

American Dreams:

“Thank you to Roy with his 1959 Fleetwood Cadillac. It really was a head turner”

Bunce Video:

“Warren & Debbie are honestly amazing at what they do. They videoed our day in such a way that we did not even know they were there. However when we watch our DVD back. They did not miss a thing! Thank you”

Calanthus Floral Design:

“Chris your extensive knowledge of flowers and enthusiasm was great. Your ‘quirky’ designs and ‘funky ‘ feel with the arrangements were just what we imagined. Everyone commented on how outstanding the flowers were!”

Craig Williams Photography:

“What can we say!?! We are both truly speechless with our wedding pictures! The hard work and attention to detail Craig and Kate put in when they are taking photos really does shine through. We are both proud to be close friends with you and thank you so so much”

Eternal Flame:

“My dress was just as I had pictured it in my head, right from a little girl. Thank you for all your hard work. Linda and the girls here are fantastic at what they do!”

Freddie & Friends New Orleans Jazz Band:

“You gentlemen are highly talented and true professional musicians. Everybody has commented on how amazing our jazz band on the lawn was. You all kept the atmosphere up and fun for all. Many thanks!”

Le Talbooth:

“We must start by thanking Alex for her initial help in the planning stages of our wedding. She was always very helpful with any questions we had, big or small. Our thanks also go to Umesh, and Richard for the great hard work on the day. To Umesh for his planning and helping with our menu and wine selection, plus for making sure our every need was taken care of and that all our guest were well on the day. To Richard for his amazing co-ordination of staff during the wedding breakfast. Of course to the team of highly skilled chefs for mouth watering food. And to all the Milsoms group staff who played a big part in making the day run so smoothly.”

“A last big special thanks goes to the crew who without them the evening party would not have been so amazing and the marquee would have not looked as it did.

Mark, Paul & Martin, your efforts very early on the day left both myself and Hayley speechless when we walked into the marquee for the entrance! We both were so over whelmed. The Guys had flown not 1, not 2, but 4! 50cm mirror balls in the roof along with 2 moving heads. more effect lighting, LED up-lighters and a black & white dancefloor, really did exceed expectations.

Thank you also to Martin for a grand job of DJing the first part of the evening, and thanks to Paul for DJing the seconds set.”

You will see from the pictures taken by Craig & Kate below that Dave & Hayley had the best day of there lives!

Posted by: Paul (with quotes from Dave & Hayley)


Le Talbooth Summer BBQ & Disco…

We were delighted to be asked to provide our DJ & disco services for a ‘Spring into Summer’ barbecue at Le Talbooth in their stunning marquee on Saturday 13th June.

A fantastic evening’s food and dancing was enjoyed by all. Our stylish and contemporary sound and lighting equipment is always much admired by clients and those from the Milsolms Group.
Posted by: Paul

Private Party: The Angel Inn, Ipswich.

On Saturday 4th April we provided our DJ & disco services at The Angel Inn, Ipswich. The occasion was a surprise 30th birthday. This relatively small setup complemented the small venue perfectly leaving loads of room for the guests to dance the night away! They were even dancing on the tables at the end of the night!. The party was a roaring success and all the guests had a great time.

Posted by: Paul

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