Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco

"Experienced,Friendly & A Professional Service"

Shortz Sounds Mobile Discos have been hosting parties for over 12 years. I host discos for all ages and cater for most events from kids birthdays all the way through to weddings. My previous customers include Colchester Borough Council, 16 Air Assault Brigade, Essex Police - I have a lot of knowledge and experience for most professional companies and organisations.


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Age Groups Covered


Under 7


7 - 11


12 - 15


16 - 21


Adult
& Mixed

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  • I liked his career path and didn;t charge extra for lighting. Good reviews.
  • Seemed to be the most value for money and a good price.
  • Very helpful friendly service with a good price
  • Helpful email responses
  • Quick response
  • The only quote received
  • Keen - experienced - available short notice

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Customer Feedback Comments for Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco

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  • 04/03/2017
    04/03/2017
    04/03/2017 | Birthday 40th
    04/03/2017 | Birthday 40th in Colchester (CO6)

    Event took place at Orpen Memorial Hall

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 40th) which took place in Colchester (CO6).

    Review provided on 15/03/2017

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "James did a very good disco and played a number of the requests we had sent prior to the evening and was able to include on the night requests as well. He was very good at reacting when he could see that a song was not getting the dance floor filled and so changing to a more crowd-pleasing song."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    You guys were an awesome crowd and there was a great atmosphere in the hall that night. Am glad you had a good birthday and will possibly see you at your friends event who booked me after seeing me at your event. Look after yourselves. J

  • 28/01/2017
    28/01/2017
    28/01/2017 | Birthday 50th
    28/01/2017 | Birthday 50th in Letchworth Garden City (SG6)

    Event took place at Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living @ Rosehill Hospital

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 50th) which took place in Letchworth Garden City (SG6).

    Review provided on 31/01/2017

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "James was incredibly adaptablet on the night. Definitely recommend him. "

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very Mel. I had a great evening and glad the kids had a good time! Thank you for booking me.

  • 03/12/2016
    03/12/2016
    03/12/2016 | Charity Event / Fundraiser
    03/12/2016 | Charity Event / Fundraiser in Colchester (CO3)

    Event took place at Stanway Village (Tollgate) Hall

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Charity Event / Fundraiser) which took place in Colchester (CO3).

    Review provided on 10/12/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Shortz Disco DJ was absolutely fantastic, I couldn't have asked any more. Simply excellent and I will be booking for our summer event "

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    I appreciate your comments and custom. [ADMIN: UNRELATED CONTENT REMOVED] Looking forward to working for you again. Book direct

  • 15/10/2016
    15/10/2016
    15/10/2016 | Birthday (16-21 years)
    15/10/2016 | Birthday (16-21 years) in Colchester (CO1)

    Event took place at Trotters Bar

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (16-21 years)) which took place in Colchester (CO1).

    Review provided on 24/10/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Thank James for making a very special night for my daughter and her guests. "

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had a really good night and you guys were a lovely crowd. Hope to see you guys again?

  • 01/10/2016
    01/10/2016
    01/10/2016 | Engagement
    01/10/2016 | Engagement in Ipswich (IP5)

    Event took place at Martlesham Leisure

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Engagement) which took place in Ipswich (IP5).

    Review provided on 08/10/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Great DJ! Reliable and lots of fun. Would highly recommend!"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you for a lovely review. Had a brilliant night too and was nice meeting everyone.

  • 30/04/2016
    30/04/2016
    30/04/2016 | Birthday (16-21 years)
    30/04/2016 | Birthday (16-21 years) in Sudbury

    Event took place at Sudbury Rugby Club

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (16-21 years)) which took place in Sudbury.

    Review provided on 08/05/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Not Supplied

    "Great dj who kept the dancefloor full all evening. Would highly recommend."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you for your nice review. Just glad you guys had a great night!

  • 16/04/2016
    16/04/2016
    16/04/2016 | Birthday (12-15 years)
    16/04/2016 | Birthday (12-15 years) in Benfleet (SS7)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (12-15 years)) which took place in Benfleet (SS7).

    Review provided on 29/04/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Not Supplied

    "Very efficient, played the music to suit the age of my children. my twin girls sent their own playlist which James incorporated into other music. night went really well would definitely recommend."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you for the nice feedback you left. I enjoyed the party and glad the girls had a good time. Thank you for booking Shortz Soundz for your event!

  • 09/04/2016
    09/04/2016
    09/04/2016 | Birthday 50th
    09/04/2016 | Birthday 50th in Bury St Edmunds (IP30)

    Event took place at Cockfield Village Hall

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 50th) which took place in Bury St Edmunds (IP30).

    Review provided on 17/04/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "The most amazing DJ we have ever booked. Definitely worth the money. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and we will definitely be booking again! Thank you for making my dad's party such an amazing evening."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had such a great time! you guys were a fantastic crowd! I always enjoy my events and its even better when the crowd get involved! Let me know if you ever need a DJ again. Good times!

  • 02/04/2016
    02/04/2016
    02/04/2016 | Birthday 30th
    02/04/2016 | Birthday 30th in Colchester (CO1)

    Event took place at Trotters Bar

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 30th) which took place in Colchester (CO1).

    Review provided on 17/04/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "The best DJ I have ever encountered. He played music to match the type of requests coming in and played every request asked for. Would recommend to anyone as a good DJ is hard to find."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thankyou for the positive feedback comment. I really enjoyed your event. A Lovely bunch of people. Thankyou for booking me!

  • 19/03/2016
    19/03/2016
    19/03/2016 | Birthday 30th
    19/03/2016 | Birthday 30th in Dartford (DA1)

    Event took place at Goals Soccer Centre Dartford

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 30th) which took place in Dartford (DA1).

    Review provided on 27/03/2016

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Highly recommended. James was lovely. Great selection of music / lighting. Thanks again for making our night even more fantastic"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thankyou for the positive feedback comment. I really enjoyed your event. A Lovely bunch of people. Thankyou for booking me!

  • 21/11/2015
    21/11/2015
    21/11/2015 | Birthday 60th
    21/11/2015 | Birthday 60th in Colchester (CO5)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 60th) which took place in Colchester (CO5).

    Review provided on 22/12/2015

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    "I would highly recommend DJ James Shortz. Excellent set up, music knowledge, approachable etc. Thank you very much"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very much for the lovely comment. I enjoyed the night and glad you would recommend me.

  • 31/10/2015
    31/10/2015
    31/10/2015 | Halloween Party
    31/10/2015 | Halloween Party in Norwich (NR12)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Halloween Party) which took place in Norwich (NR12).

    Review provided on 11/11/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Not Supplied

    "Late arrival due to trouble finding the venue, once set up was exactly what was required for the event and did a great job!"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Am sorry for late arrival, but was actually outside venue a lot earlier, but entrance was not obvious so went searching... Anyways I enjoyed the event and glad everyone else did too. Will know for next time if you need a disco... Many thanks. James

  • 10/10/2015
    10/10/2015
    10/10/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years)
    10/10/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years) in Chelmsford (CM3)

    Event took place at Great Leighs Village Hall (Leighs VH)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (16-21 years)) which took place in Chelmsford (CM3).

    Review provided on 22/10/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "OVERALL WE WERE PLEASED BUT THERE WERE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT SPOILED IT. I HAD SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED THAT A PLAYLIST WOULD BE USED. THE BOYS WERE ADAMANT ABOUT THAT. BOTH BOYS WERE DISAPPOINTED THAT THIS WAS PRETTY MUCH IGNORED ON THE NIGHT. THEY HAD TAKEN AGES TO SORT THIS LIST AND I HAD FORWARDED IT BEFOREHAND. SECONDLY I HAD INFORMED THE DJ THAT I WAS WORRIED ABOUT SET UP/PACK UP TIME AS WE HAD TO BE OUT OF THE HALL BY A SPECIFIC TIME. JAMES EMAILED ME THAT HE WOULD BRING AN EXTRA PERSON SO IT WOULD BE QUICKER WHICH WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH. HE DIDN'T BRING ANYONE ELSE AT ALL AND WE WERE LATE GETTING OUT OF THE HALL. APART FROM THOSE THINGS THE LIGHTING WAS GREAT AND THE SOUND. JAMES WAS VERY PLEASANT AND HELPFUL. THE SHAME WAS THAT IF HE HAD DONE AS HE ORIGINALLY SAID IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BRILLIANT. I'D RECOMMEND HIM BUT I WOULD MAKE SURE THAT HE GIVES YOU WHAT YOU ASK FOR."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thankyou for your comments. I did play a lot of the songs from the list, but kept changing it as these songs were not getting people on the dance floor. Also with setting up and down, I was let down from helpers but didnt not turn up. This does not normally happen and always make sure I deliver... As I stated in E-Mail, will take comments on board and make sure it wont happen again! Thank you for booking me and apologies. James

  • 08/08/2015
    08/08/2015
    08/08/2015 | Anniversary
    08/08/2015 | Anniversary in Chelmsford (CM1)

    Event took place at The Admiral J McHardy

    This feedback is for an event (Anniversary) which took place in Chelmsford (CM1).

    Review provided on 16/08/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "We were very happy with the service we got from shortz sounds disco, and would definitely book him again and recommend to friends and family x"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had a brilliant evening too, was good fun and hope to possibly see you guys again in the future.

  • 25/07/2015
    25/07/2015
    25/07/2015 | Charity Event / Fundraiser
    25/07/2015 | Charity Event / Fundraiser in Colchester (CO6)

    Event took place at Essex Golf and Country Club

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Charity Event / Fundraiser) which took place in Colchester (CO6).

    Review provided on 03/08/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Absolutely fantastic DJ!!!"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Was a fantastic evening and all for a brilliant cause!!! Keep up the good work! please keep me in mind for any events

  • 20/06/2015
    20/06/2015
    20/06/2015 | Birthday (12-15 years)
    20/06/2015 | Birthday (12-15 years) in Royston (SG8)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (12-15 years)) which took place in Royston (SG8).

    Review provided on 29/06/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Not Supplied

    "James did a truly brilliant job of keeping a bunch of rowdy teens fully entertained for the evening. Nothing was too much trouble and he even managed to source a blacklight especially for our evening as my daughter wanted a Neon themed disco. I would highly recommend James, great bloke, great entertainer, great DJ! :-)"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had a awesome evening and glad I could provide the entertainment for your daughters party. BTW The cake was really tasty!

  • 20/06/2015
    20/06/2015
    20/06/2015 | Birthday (6yrs or under)
    20/06/2015 | Birthday (6yrs or under) in Cambridge (CB25)

    Event took place at Royal British Legion Cambridge Bottisham & District

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (6yrs or under)) which took place in Cambridge (CB25).

    Review provided on 25/06/2015

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    "fantastic, really pleased that James could do the disco for us, he got the kids involved, was very happy and cheery, went above and beyond really. All the kids the next day at school said how much fun my daughters party was"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had a really great day and glad all the guys enjoyed the Birthday event. Was really nice meeting everyone!

  • 13/06/2015
    13/06/2015
    13/06/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years)
    13/06/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years) in Colchester (CO2)

    Event took place at Highways Social Club

    DJ for this event: Scott

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (16-21 years)) which took place in Colchester (CO2).

    Review provided on 19/06/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "The night would not have been fun if it hadn't have been for our DJ .. everyone enjoyed the night and the hospitality Thankyou"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very much. My name is James, not Scott but no worries. Had a brilliant night too! Glad everyone enjoyed it.

  • 25/04/2015
    25/04/2015
    25/04/2015 | Birthday 30th
    25/04/2015 | Birthday 30th in Tilbury (RM18)

    Event took place at Tilbury Football Club

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 30th) which took place in Tilbury (RM18).

    Review provided on 04/05/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Not Supplied

    "Hi James, Thanks a lot for the disco last Saturday, it was great. I am so pleased we chose you from the list we got. You have a great set up. Everyone said what a good selection of music you played. You were very friendly and professional. I would most definitely recommend you to friends and family as well as booking you again. Thanks again Hayley."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Many thanks once again for booking me. I had a good night and glad everyone enjoyed the music. Glad you would recommend me.

  • 04/04/2015
    04/04/2015
    04/04/2015 | Event
    04/04/2015 | Event in Colchester (CO2)

    Event took place at The Quayside

    This feedback is for an event (Event) which took place in Colchester (CO2).

    Review provided on 11/04/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "James Shortz soundz mobile disco was very professional very friendly he ineracted with both adults and children at the party any one who put in a song request he played it very quickly and he even found a karaoke backing track for my 9 year old And let her use the microphone to sing a burno Mars song to her auntie whose leaving party it was and he also let her say a little bit at end of party to my daughter was very grateful for it couldn't fault the bloke highly recommended to everyone"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Glad you guys enjoyed it. Was a good night and glad everyone got involved. Let me know if you ever need a DJ again.

  • 28/03/2015
    28/03/2015
    28/03/2015 | Event
    28/03/2015 | Event in Attleborough (NR17)

    Event took place at The Gamekeeper

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Event) which took place in Attleborough (NR17).

    Review provided on 05/04/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "James was a great DJ and pitched the music for my retirement party just as I wanted. Thanks James"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you for your comment. I enjoyed the evening. Really nice crowd and a nice pub, Thankyou

  • 14/02/2015
    14/02/2015
    14/02/2015 | Birthday 40th
    14/02/2015 | Birthday 40th in Cambridge (CB4)

    Event took place at The Boathouse

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday 40th) which took place in Cambridge (CB4).

    Review provided on 15/03/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Made my night extra special celebrating my 40th birthday. I would definitely recommend to others. Thanks James"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Had a great night. Some funny pics taken too and love the response on Facebook, Thankyou for booking me

  • 03/01/2015
    03/01/2015
    03/01/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years)
    03/01/2015 | Birthday (16-21 years) in Bury St Edmonds (IP33)

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (16-21 years)) which took place in Bury St Edmonds (IP33).

    Review provided on 03/03/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Efficient and excellent playing of supplied playlist without fuss"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoyed the night alot

  • 31/12/2014
    31/12/2014
    31/12/2014 | New Years Eve
    31/12/2014 | New Years Eve in Woodbridge (IP12)

    Event took place at Butley Village Hall

    DJ for this event: Jason

    This feedback is for an event (New Years Eve) which took place in Woodbridge (IP12).

    Review provided on 10/01/2015

    Deposit Requested | Ts & Cs Supplied

    "Would very much reccommend Shortz Disco to customers. Played a very good selection of Music & requests were never a Problem. Booked again for Next for next new years eve"

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you for positive response and as stated all booked again for next year and Jason all in place for the event. Will sort paper work ASAP

  • 06/12/2014
    06/12/2014
    06/12/2014 | Charity Event / Fundraiser
    06/12/2014 | Charity Event / Fundraiser in Gravesend (DA12)

    DJ for this event: James

    This feedback is for an event (Charity Event / Fundraiser) which took place in Gravesend (DA12).

    Review provided on 15/12/2014

    "It was great to meet James, he handled the day well even with the add hock requests. Our event was a success for fun and entertainment, which was helped by James."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very much for lovely comment and really enjoyed the day! look forward to possibly work with you in the future.

  • 01/11/2014
    01/11/2014
    01/11/2014 | Birthday - Adult Other
    01/11/2014 | Birthday - Adult Other in Cambridge (CB2)

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday - Adult Other) which took place in Cambridge (CB2).

    Review provided on 09/11/2014

    "James and his helper put on a fantastic show, very slick and proffessional, we could not have been more happy with the end product .One guest asked for a request they didnt have, James went out onto the street to get phone signal, sourced it, downloaded it, and added it to the play list! Service ethic or what? The guest coudn't belive it when the opening chords struck up! James also took photos of the event for us (he is a skilled photographer) and was really pleasant and helpful in every way throughout,and in communication before and after . Couldn't recommend him and his helper more highly, fantastic value."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    Thank you very much for lovely comments

  • 18/10/2014
    18/10/2014
    18/10/2014 | Birthday (12-15 years)
    18/10/2014 | Birthday (12-15 years) in Lakenheath (IP27)

    Event took place at Lakenheath Pavilion

    This feedback is for an event (Birthday (12-15 years)) which took place in Lakenheath (IP27).

    Review provided on 26/10/2014

    "James was a great DJ! He was professional, friendly and courteous. Iv would definitely recommend him to my family and friends as well as booking him again."

    Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco responded to this comment as follows:

    I enjoyed the evening and you guys were very kind to me and glad i could host your daughters event.




Older Reviews

We only consider reviews received within the last three years to be "current". These are shown in full above and contribute to the calculation of averages shown on this page. However, this member does have older positive feedback comments which we have summarised here to help you form a more complete picture.

Wedding or Civil Partnership in Braintree (CM7) on 20/04/2014
"Everyone commented on what an amazing evening reception we had and that Jay was an amazing DJ. He was definitely worth the money. Great selection of music to keep very one up on the dance floor. Thank you for making our wedding reception the perfect end to our perfect day."
Birthday 60th in Harlow (CM17) on 05/10/2013
"Really pleased with James; DJ service for my mum;s surprise 60th. Was faultless from start to finish. He turned up early to set up, choice of music was spot on, and was very good to deal with. Would thoroughly recommend him to others."
Birthday 30th in Mildenhall (IP28) on 01/12/2012
"Brilliant evening was had by all. I would highly recommend Shortz and I would definitely use him again."
Birthday 40th in Chelmsford (CM2) on 01/03/2013
"Excellent night - really pleased and will recommend to others"
Birthday (16-21 years) in Hornchurch (RM11) on 15/09/2012
"James was excellent - friendly and easy to get on with. Would use him again with no hesitation."
Birthday 60th in Erith (DA8) on 25/05/2012
"We got much more than we paid for. They exceeded my expectations and I will definitely recommend them and use them again in the future. Very pleased with this company. Really nice people and excellent value for money"

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DJs at Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco

Shortz Soundz Mobile Disco is a Solo Operator, meaning they have one DJ only. However they have help from non-performing staff.


PictureNameTaglineExperienceMusic Specialities
James Lloyd Shortland
("James Shortland")
Make Your Event One To Remember!12 yearsCurrent chart, 80s, Pop, 90s, 00s/10s, Disco/Funk

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