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.
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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.
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.
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Other DJmark Award Holders
Award holders have the basic processes in place such as valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-checked electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)) and they will issue written contracts for all bookings. They are working towards the higher award levels.
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!
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Basildon
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 - £211||£211 - £331||£331 - £500|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Basildon
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 - £340||£340 - £530||£530 - £740|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Basildon
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 - £200||£200 - £300||£300 - £530|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Basildon
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 - £173||£173 - £250||£250 - £310|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Basildon 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 Basildon, 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 Basildon area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
0 in Basildon / 1 nearby
Nearby (1 options)
Holiday Inn Basildon, Basildon SS14
0 in Basildon / 2 nearby
9 in Basildon / 17 nearby
in Basildon (SS15 - 9 options) - More Details
Bluehouse Farm Community Centre, Laindon Link
King Edward Community Centre, King Edward Road, Laindon
Laindon Community Centre, Aston Road
Laindon West Community Centre, Hoover Drive
Lee Chapel North Community Hall, Ballards Walk
Noak Bridge Village Hall, Coppice Lane
Paddocks Community Hall, Pound Lane, Laindon
Pounders Community Centre, 81 Pound Lane
Steeple View Community Association, Memorial Hall, Willowfield
Nearby (17 options)
Barstable Community Centre, Basildon SS14
Canon Roche Social Centre, Billericay CM12
Christ Church, Billericay CM12
Fryerns Community Centre Library & Social Club, Basildon SS14
Frypa Hall, Basildon SS14
Ghyll Grove Community Centre, Basildon SS14
Great Burstead Church Hall, Billericay CM11
Hannakins Farm Community Centre, Billericay CM12
Kayzar Rhythm & Funk Studios, Basildon SS14
Kingswood Community Centre, Basildon SS16
Langham Hall, Billericay CM12
Mayflower Centre, Billericay CM12
Mistley Community Hall, Basildon SS16
Queens Park Community Church Hall, Billericay CM12
Ramsden Bellhouse Village Hall, Billericay CM11
Ramsden Heath Village Hall, Billericay CM11
South Green Memorial Hall, Billericay CM11
0 in Basildon / 13 nearby
Nearby (13 options)
Barleylands Sports & Social Club, Billericay CM11
Barstable & District Social Club, Basildon SS14
Basildon (Selex) Sports and Leisure Club, Basildon SS14
Basildon Rugby Club, Basildon SS14
Basildon United Football Club, Basildon SS14
Billericay Cricket Club, Billericay CM12
Billericay Town Football Club, Billericay CM12
Burstead Golf Club, Billericay CM12
Club Kingswood, Basildon SS16
David Lloyd Basildon, Basildon SS14
Ford Sport & Social Club, Basildon SS14
Great Berry Residents Club, Basildon SS16
Post Office Sports & Social Club, Basildon SS14
4 in Basildon / 27 nearby
in Basildon (SS15 - 4 options) - More Details
Four Seasons, Victoria Rd, Laindon
The Four Seasons, Victoria Road, Laindon
The Noak Bridge (ex Prince of Wales), 45 Wash Road, Laindon
The Plough & Tractor, 186 Great Knightleys
Nearby (27 options)
Belvedere, Billericay CM11
Reids Bar (ex Ivory Rooms), Billericay CM12
The Beehive, Basildon SS14
The Blue Boar, Billericay CM12
The Castle Mayne, Basildon SS16
The Chequers, Billericay CM12
The Coach & Horses, Billericay CM12
The Crane, Basildon SS14
The Crown, Billericay CM12
The Duke of York, Billericay CM11
The Dukes Head, Billericay CM12
The Edge, Basildon SS14
The Five Bells, Basildon SS16
The Forge, Billericay CM12
The Fox & Hounds, Billericay CM11
The Hole in the Wall, Basildon SS14
The Honey Pot, Basildon SS14
The Jolly Friar, Basildon SS14
The Moon on the Square, Basildon SS14
The Nags Head, Billericay CM11
The Owl & The Pussycat, Basildon SS16
The Quays, Basildon SS14
The Red Lion, Billericay CM12
The Rising Sun, Billericay CM12
The Shepherd & Dog, Billericay CM11
The White Horse, Billericay CM11
The Winged Horse, Basildon SS14
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 Basildon. 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 Basildon 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 Basildon 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 Basildon, 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 Basildon.
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 Basildon 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?