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

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

PA System
Disco Ball
Noise Limiter Experience
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Smoke Machine
Take Requests
MC Available
Dance Floor Hire
Full Description
Thank you for your interest in my services and may I offer my congratulations to you on your engagement. I am Andy Collins, I am a wedding specialist DJ and trained master of ceremonies and have been delighted to be recognised as one of the UK's leading wedding specialist DJ's winning multiple industry awards as a testament of my dedication and attention to detail in your wedding. I provide a bespoke premium wedding entertainment to couples who are looking for the very best for their wedding. I will work with you to discover what best suits your needs and provide you with a deeper understanding of what I can do for you to make your wedding the best ever guaranteed! My services can include everything from your wedding ceremony to the evening reception entertainment. 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. So 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 and will provide you with some stunning photos, such as : Mood Lighting Dry Ice Dance Floors Post Boxes Starlit Backdrop Photo Booths Confetti Cannons Wedding Monograms All this and so much more besides. So please do feel free to contact me without any obligation to discuss your amazing day and how we can make your wedding the best wedding ever....

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1986
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
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
Married in 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
Married in 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
Married in 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
Married in 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
Married in 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

Swindon, Wiltshire, England

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Press & Awards
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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
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Without sounding corny, every wedding I have had the absolute privilege to perform has their own highlights and memorable moments. It's impossible to choose.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Personable, dependable, trustworthy, friendly and innovative

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the fact that my clients have put their absolute trust in me to deliver their dream wedding that is unique and memorable.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Not all DJs are the same. It's vitally important that you find the right DJ that will deliver exactly what you want. I work with my clients to discuss their wedding entertainment with them to create a truly memorable wedding where every track has a meaning and purpose. What do I mean? Talk to me to find out more about how together we achieve this.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I am a trained master of ceremonies. Therefore I can direct my clients weddings providing a personal service throughout their wedding day with style, humour and direction.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I am willing to meet every couple before booking me so that we can have an informal discussion about your wedding plans, discuss ideas and tell you all about me and what we can achieve together. Following that, I am available to meet my clients personally or remotely to discuss anything and finalise plans and ideas throughout the planning process leading up to the wedding.

What makes a romantic first dance?

I'll set up your first dance so you'll be surrounded by all of your friends and family. I have lots of ideas and suggestions that will make your first dance memorable, romantic and special.

What is your number one floor-filler?

That's difficult to say, I've performed really amazing weddings where the most unexpected track was an awesome floor filler. Again where personal planning comes into its own as you often find out so much without really thinking about it. Those are my favourites.

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Ooooh! I think there's so many. It'll take up too much space here :)