Andy Collins Wedding DJ

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Multi Award Winning Wedding DJ / Master of Ceremonies & Event Décor services.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£495
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Disco
DJ

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive

Additional Services

Dance Floor Hire
Disco Ball
Disco Lighting
MC Available
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Smoke Machine
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Full Description
As an Award winning wedding DJ, I provide premium wedding entertainment to couples who are looking for the very best for their wedding. I offer superior sound and lighting packages that are completely bespoke to suit the venue and in-keeping with the style of the couples theme. I am also a trained master of ceremonies so I can be with you throughout your entire day, giving your wedding focus and direction. Ensuring that everyone knows what's happening and when it's about to happen. From your ceremony music through to the last song at your wedding reception, I can help ensure that your wedding is not just perfect but absolutely breath-taking. I also own many additional extras to give your wedding the ultimate "WOW" factor, such as Mood Lighting - paint your venue with your wedding colour theme Dry Ice - the authentic dancing in the clouds effect Dance Floors - from black and white chequered to starlit dance floors Post Boxes - keeping your cards and cash gifts safe in an elegant way - available in White / Ivory and traditional Royal Mail Red Starlit Backdrop - a white starlit backdrop twinkling curtain looks stunning behind your top table Photo Booths - add the fun factor whilst collecting some fun images of your guests. Various booths available Confetti Cannons - start you wedding with a bang with a confetti cannon, looks amazing on you photos Wedding Monograms - everyone dreams of their names in lights, now you can and designed especially for you

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1986
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(17)
Ben Braim
Wedding: August 2019
October 2019
Painfully Average DJ at a Premium Price
Painfully Average at a Premium Price Unfortunately, my wife and I have had problems with Andy both before the wedding and on the wedding date itself, which have left us feeling disappointed, underwhelmed and ripped off. First, we selected a dance floor as part of our initial order. We selected a large floor and were told that we could alter it at a later date if it turned out to be too big. With more than a year to go before the wedding date we contacted Andy asking to remove the floor because we didn't think it would be appropriate size wise. He said yes fine, but declined to warn us that we would be losing the deposit if we did. When we realised we had lost our £200 deposit we asked him to add it back on at a smaller size so that we wouldn't lose money. Andy said we would have to pay a new deposit because his business had changed and so it would require a new contract. Now, I appreciate that the fine print said that the deposit would be forfeit after a certain time so that is 'our fault' (I'm sure Andy will attack me with his usual bile for that) but to take our money without warning and then refuse to add a new smaller floor in good faith is just low business practise. We complained to Andy on this point and he simply said we need to read the fine print and it means he can't sell the floor because we booked it. Come on Andy, you had well over 12 months to 'sell the floor'. It's dishonest and low and soured our relationship. I accept it was technically our mistake but Andy had plenty of opportunity to build some good customer PR by supporting us out of our mistake by allowing us to add on a small floor so we didn't lose out. Instead, he threw it back in our face, lesson learned. Second, on the wedding day itself, neither Andy nor his assistant came to introduce themselves to either myself or my wife. Instead, he asked the wedding MC to 'remind me' of my contractual obligations to him regarding drinks at the bar. What a good start. The only contact I had with either was when his assistant found me to ask for food. I missed a trick there, I should have asked for proof of my contractual obligations. You win again Andy. Regarding his DJ set, both my wife and I questioned the number of requested songs he actually played. We gave him the courtesy of privately asking him to hand over his played set list before we reviewed him but he declined. Instead, he rudely insisted that our dance floor was empty because it was hot and he played everything we asked him so it's also our fault. Unfortunately for his defence, neither my wife nor I care particularly about the population of the dance floor. What we do care about is that there were some songs on the list that we requested that have sentimental meaning to us and neither of us recall them being played. We found this very disappointing because music is important to us both and we carefully selected the songs on the 'must play' list together. As such, we expected to hear them. If he could prove that they were played, then my apology would be forthcoming and this review would not have been so harsh. However, he declined that opportunity. Since he brought it up in his emails to us however, I will say his DJ set in-between the songs we did request was painfully average. We opted to pay extra for Andy because he was advertising his service as award winning. I thought this meant he could read a crowd and build a good set around the songs being selected. Unfortunately for us this was not the case as most people seemed to enjoy the songs that we had selected but then left the floor when whatever 'typical wedding fare' was selected by him afterwards. However, in the interests of fairness, I must accept that it could have been the heat and our choices benefited from cooler weather by chance. I fully expect Andy to react to this review with his usual aggressive defensiveness. However, we gave Andy the opportunity to explain himself privately before we wrote a review. He chose to use that opportunity to be incredibly rude and condescending to us. Therefore, my tone and criticism in this review is unapologetic, honest and justified. I look forward to seeing the set list published in a rambling angry comment from Andy below. If Andy has provided an adequate service for your wedding, then I congratulate you. However, if you are currently in the market for a DJ, I would recommend that you proceed with extreme caution with Andy Collins and do not order anything extra from him during the initial agreement. Add items later if necessary and read all of the fine print otherwise he will hold you hostage over it in a most ungentlemanly fashion. To be brutally honest, it's probably simpler for you to find someone else rather than risk the same disappointment that we experienced.
Alexandra
Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
The only complain I have is that he didn '...
The only complain I have is that he didn't turn up till around 7 which left me panicking a bit about whether or not he would actually arrive. His performance and products were faultless and his customer service and communication is to be commended!
Emmalene
Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
Andy was very professional...
Andy was very professional and a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. At our initial meeting he outlined what he would provide on the day and explained about his online playlist which enables us and our guests to request specific songs. This is a wonderful personal touch and my husband and I had great fun choosing songs that meant something to us to be played. Andy arrived while our wedding breakfast was in progress and set up quickly and efficiently. The evening ran without a hitch.
Sarina
Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
Andy was a brilliant DJ going above...
Andy was a brilliant DJ going above and beyond what was required of him. I definitely would use him for other events as and when I need them. His music selection was fantastic and he engaged with the audience well. Thank you Andy.
Sam
Wedding: August 2016
August 2016
Really good DJ played what we asked was great person...
Really good DJ played what we asked was great person to be in contact with about our special day
Jess
Wedding: July 2016
July 2016
Andy did a superb DJ set for our wedding reception...
Andy did a superb DJ set for our wedding reception earlier this year. He was punctual and played some great music. There was regular contact from him in the lead up to the wedding too, which was greatly appreciated during what was, at times, a stressful process. We couldn't fault him on any part of the service he provided and we will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Location & Contact Details

Address

33 Cunningham Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 1PR, England

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Press & Awards
(6)

Accreditations / Associations (2)

NADJ
Trading Standards Approved (Buy With Confidence)

Industry Awards (4)

Wedding Industry Awards Regional Winner - South West 2016 - Best Wedding DJ
Wedding Experts Awards Winner - Wiltshire - Best Wedding Entertainment 2015
Wedding Experts Awards Winner - Wiltshire - Best Wedding DJ 2014
Wedding Industry Awards National Finalist 2016