DIAMOND DJmark Award Holders
Diamond is the highest award level offered by the DJmark safety and quality vetting service.
Award holders have valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-check their electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)), issue written contracts for all bookings and operate fully in accordance with music and video copyright legislation. They also have recent trusted positive feedback from previous clients and they undertake health & safety assessments prior to every event. They publish a complaints procedure and have held a DJmark Award for a minimum of two years demonstrating their commitment to the scheme.
PLATINUM DJmark Award Holders
Platinum is the second highest award level offered by the DJmark safety and quality vetting service.
Award holders have valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-check their electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)), issue written contracts for all bookings and operate fully in accordance with music and video copyright legislation. They also have recent trusted positive feedback from previous clients and they undertake health & safety assessments prior to every event. They publish a complaints procedure and are working their way up to a Diamond Award in due course by regularly submitting updated documentation.
City Nights Discos
GOLD DJmark Award Holders
Gold is the mid level award offered by the DJmark safety and quality vetting service.
Award holders have valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-check their electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)), issue written contracts for all bookings and operate fully in accordance with music and video copyright legislation. They also have recent trusted positive feedback from previous clients.
Black Light Disco
DJ Phil Eldridge
UK Mobile Discos Ltd
w0ks mobile disco
FunkyDiva Digital Jukeboxes
Other Local DJs
These members do not currently hold a DJmark Award, however they are working towards attaining one as soon as possible.
This doesn't mean that they do not have the required documentation or positive customer feedback - just that they haven't shared that with us yet. If in doubt, ask!
Visual Music Productions
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Southsea
This is for an evening-only event of 4/5 hours duration with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.
|Budget DJ||Mid-range DJ||Premium DJ|
|£150 - £203||£203 - £319||£319 - £480|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Southsea
This would typically include music for the ceremony, background music and microphones during the wedding breakfast, and an evening disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.
|Budget DJ||Mid-range DJ||Premium DJ|
|£225 - £320||£320 - £510||£510 - £720|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Southsea
Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, social events, Christmas parties etc. come into this category. Prices are for an evening disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.
|Budget DJ||Mid-range DJ||Premium DJ|
|£125 - £187||£187 - £281||£281 - £490|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Southsea
This would usually be a weekend afternoon or weekday evening event lasting 2/3 hours. Prices are for a disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.
|Budget DJ||Mid-range DJ||Premium DJ|
|£100 - £153||£153 - £221||£221 - £280|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Southsea to attend your function with a basic sound rig, often just a couple of entry-level speakers to provide sound for the dancefloor, and a small selection of lighting effects working in "sound-to-light" mode - ie. flashing different colours in time to the beat. You can expect limited interaction with your Budget DJ prior to the party. Most will accept some music requests on the night but will be working with a fairly limited music collection.
Many Budget DJs are part-time operators working to supplement other income. As such they are usually a good choice for low-cost venues such as pubs and village halls, and events such as 18th birthday parties and engagements.
A mid-range DJ will likely have a choice of equipment which will be selected to best suit your function and venue, and might offer some level of control over the lighting to keep it synchronised and befitting of the music style playing. They will usually offer a consultation in advance and be skilled enough to "hold the function together" on the night, continually thinking and planning ahead to make the event go smoothly. You can expect smart dress, good levels of presentation and confident microphone skills.
Many mid-range DJs are full-time businesses who can devote time to forward planning for your party in Southsea, as well as offering a range of add-on services. Lots of mid-priced DJs will be members of organisations such as DJmark giving you confidence in their service. This means they will hold Public Liability Insurance, have regularly safety tests undertaken on their electrical equipment ("PAT"), and will issue contracts for bookings. They will also be able to provide consistently good feedback from former clients.
A premium DJ is most likely to work with you in advance to plan all aspects of the event, from equipment and lighting needs through to music preferences, announcements, key timings and the structure of the party. They will be willing to work with other entertainment providers and the venue management to avoid any unnecessary "surprises". They possess the experience and skills to ensure meticulous planning and preparation befitting of their fee, and will be smartly presented on the day to suit your function.
The perfect choice for an important event such as a wedding reception or corporate gathering, premium DJs will be able to confidently lead your celebration. Generally run as full-time businesses, Premium DJs operating in the Southsea area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
1 in Southsea / 5 nearby
in Southsea (PO4 - 1 options) - More Details
Royal Beach Hotel, St Helen's Parade
Nearby (5 options)
Holiday Inn Express Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1
Holiday Inn Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1
Inn Lodge Hotel, Portsmouth PO3
Langstone Hotel, Hayling Island PO11
Newtown House Hotel, Hayling Island PO11
2 in Southsea / 2 nearby
in Southsea (PO4 - 2 options) - More Details
Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Rd
South Parade Pier, South Parade
Nearby (2 options)
Square Tower, Portsmouth PO1
Tournerbury Woods Estate (Woods Cottage), Hayling Island PO11
5 in Southsea / 14 nearby
in Southsea (PO4 - 5 options) - More Details
Cockleshell Community Centre, Henderson Rd, Eastney
Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Road, Eastney
Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Rd
Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road
St Margarets Parish Centre, Highland Road, Eastney
Nearby (14 options)
Anchorage Park Community Centre, Portsmouth PO3
Baffins Community Centre, Portsmouth PO3
Charles Dickens Centre, Portsmouth PO1
Fratton Community Centre, Portsmouth PO1
Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth PO1
Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Island PO11
John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth PO1
Landport Community Centre, Portsmouth PO1
North Hayling Recreation Hall, Hayling Island PO11
Northney Village Hall, Hayling Island PO11
Stacey Centre, Portsmouth PO3
The Wardroom HMS Nelson, Portsmouth PO1
Wesley Centre, Portsmouth PO1
Westover Youth & Community Centre, Portsmouth PO3
3 in Southsea / 21 nearby
in Southsea (PO4 - 3 options) - More Details
Eastney Cruising Association (ECA), Ferry Road
Portsmouth Football Club, Fratton Park, Frogmore Rd
The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue
Nearby (21 options)
Broad Oak Sports & Social Club, Portsmouth PO3
Copnor Snooker Club, Portsmouth PO3
Goals Soccer Centre Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO3
Hayling Golf Club, Hayling Island PO11
Hayling Island Sailing Club (HISC), Hayling Island PO11
Moneyfields Sports & Social Club, Portsmouth PO3
PlayFootball Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO3
Portsmouth (Fratton) Trade Union Club & Institute, Portsmouth PO1
Portsmouth Golf Centre (Great Salterns), Portsmouth PO3
Portsmouth Labour Club, Portsmouth PO1
Portsmouth Rail Social Club, Portsmouth PO1
Portsmouth Rugby Football Club, Portsmouth PO3
Roko Health Club, Portsmouth PO3
Royal British Legion Hayling Island, Hayling Island PO11
Royal British Legion Portsmouth Fratton, Portsmouth PO1
Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth PO1
Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club, Portsmouth PO1
Royal Naval Old Comrades Club (RNOC), Portsmouth PO1
Seacourt Tennis Club, Hayling Island PO11
Southsea Golf Club, Portsmouth PO3
Tudor Sailing Club, Portsmouth PO3
0 in Southsea / 2 nearby
0 in Southsea / 1 nearby
Nearby (1 options)
Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth PO1
18 in Southsea / 44 nearby
in Southsea (PO4 - 18 options) - More Details
Mr Pickwick, 142 Milton Road
The Artillery Arms, Hester Road
The Birdcage at The Festing, 1 Festing Road, Albert Road
The Bold Forester, 177 Albert Road
The Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Rd
The Eastney Tavern, 100 Cromwell Road
The Fort Cumberland Arms, 125 Eastney Road
The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road
The Meon Valley, Meon Road
The Milton Arms, 174 Milton Road
The Nell Gwynne, 70 Jessie Road
The Old House At Home, 104 Locksway Road, Milton
The Red White and Blue, 150 Fawcett Road
The Royal Marine Artillery Tavern (RMA), Cromwell Road, Eastney
The Sir Loin of Beef, 152 Highland Road
The Thatched House, Milton Locks
The Three Marines, 110 Highland Road
The Victoria & Albert, Albert Road
Nearby (44 options)
Bar 38, Portsmouth PO1
Inn On The Beach, Hayling Island PO11
Lilys Bar, Hayling Island PO11
The Battle of Minden, Portsmouth PO1
The Bridge Tavern, Portsmouth PO1
The Dolphin, Portsmouth PO1
The Duke of Buckingham, Portsmouth PO1
The Duke Of Buckingham, Portsmouth PO1
The Electric Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Farmhouse, Portsmouth PO3
The Fleet, Portsmouth PO1
The Florist, Portsmouth PO1
The George Hotel, Portsmouth PO1
The Golden Hind, Portsmouth PO3
The Good Companion, Portsmouth PO3
The Graham Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Great Salterns Mansion, Portsmouth PO3
The Harvest Home, Portsmouth PO3
The Hayling Billy, Hayling Island PO11
The Invincible, Portsmouth PO1
The Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Portsmouth PO1
The Jameson Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The John Jacques, Portsmouth PO1
The Jolly Taxpayer, Portsmouth PO3
The Mars, Portsmouth PO1
The Maypole, Hayling Island PO11
The Newcome Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Old Customs House, Portsmouth PO1
The Olive Leaf, Hayling Island PO11
The Painters Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Rose in June, Portsmouth PO3
The Royal Standard, Portsmouth PO1
The Shearer Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Ship & Castle, Portsmouth PO1
The Ship Anson, Portsmouth PO1
The Spice Island Inn, Portsmouth PO1
The Star & Garter, Portsmouth PO3
The Still & West Country House, Portsmouth PO1
The Trafalgar Arms, Portsmouth PO1
The Victory Pub, Portsmouth PO1
The Wellington, Portsmouth PO1
The West Town Inn, Hayling Island PO11
The Yew Tree Inn, Hayling Island PO11
Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1
BE WARY OF ONLINE REVIEWS
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needadisco.com reviews can only be submitted by clients that have used the service including people like you partying in Southsea. We do not accept random reviews. We also think that reviews can go out of date quite quickly, so we do not count reviews that are more than 3 years old to be sure that you're getting an up-to-date picture. Also, our Southsea discos are clearly ranked on specific criteria such as audio quality, lighting quality, presentation, music choices, request handling, microphone use, audience interaction and more, so that you can quickly compare local DJ services.
CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD
All DJmark Award holding DJs in Southsea operate legally and with due regard for excellent customer service.
DJmark is the longest established and most rigorous awarding body for the UK mobile disco industry, working with mobile DJs to independently check paperwork, credentials and customer feedback. If you employ a DJmark Award holding DJ for your wedding or party in Southsea, you can be assured that you will be working with "one of the good guys". Learn more about DJmark and how booking an award holder can save you a lot of time and potential stress for your party in Southsea.
COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION...
Be very clear about your expectations for the event and TALK to your potential DJ about them. Don't be afraid to walk away if you're not confident in his/her abilities to deliver.
Do you want a straightforward 'same-as-everyone-else' mobile disco or are you looking for something a little different? Are you looking for a Southsea DJ who can rapidly switch genres to suit the guests ... or would you prefer a club-style DJ with a predetermined set and excellent beatmatching skills? Would you be happy with a silent DJ or would you like someone with microphone skills and the right presence to confidently make announcements and keep your guests informed?