DJ Martin Lake

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Martin Lake is one of Hampshire's top wedding DJs with premium quality equipment offering unique bespoke show options. He can provide a comprehensive "All Day Wedding Package" with beautiful lighting.
Details
Type of Performer(s) or Business
Disco
DJ
Style of Music
Cermony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Pop / Rock
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Additional Services
Disco Ball
Disco Lighting
Pre-wedding Consultation
Smoke Machine
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Pricing & Costs
Prices start at
  • £550
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Full Description
  • Hello, my name is Martin Lake and I am one of Hampshire’s top wedding DJs who has performed at hundreds of wedding at some of the county’s top hotels. I am a recommended DJ for several hotels including the beautiful Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest. I am a versatile DJ who loves music and have a diverse taste in different styles. This really helps as you meet so many different people with varied tastes at weddings so need to know what any particular group will dance to. I was also one of the country’s top modern jive DJs having worked for Ceroc and Mo’jive for 19 years. This increased my music knowledge even more as you could be playing anything from swing, latin or pop right through to the latest charts or mixing up the big club classics. I also take huge pride in my sound and lighting systems and use the very best equipment. I have a high quality Nexo sound system which is one of the best PA sound manufactures in the world and use quality lighting by “Martin” and LED lighting control by Madrix software . I offer a selection of unique stylish show options and packages or you can make up your own bespoke show from my selection of lighting, uplighting & lasers. I custom program all of my lighting for brilliant light shows. Every wedding is unique and I meet you in advance to get to know you and find out exactly what you want for your wedding. I can offer advice and give suggestions which can help you in planning the perfect wedding party. I can provide an “All Day” wedding package that takes care of everything so you can just relax and enjoy the day. It includes music for the drinks reception, a grand entrance to the wedding breakfast to music, beautifully uplighting your reception venue to match your colour scheme, important announcements throughout the day, background music for your wedding breakfast, radio microphone for the speeches and an amazing evening disco to complete an unforgettable day. You can also add on music for your Ceremony.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Martin Lake
    Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you more about my services. I will make sure that you have an amazing wedding providing your personalised soundtrack & beautiful lighting for the day. Please feel free to have a look at my 5 star reviews from delighted brides and view my wedding videos so you can book with confidence. I will make sure that you have the perfect day... truly unforgettable!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1993
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    1
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
Press & Awards
(3)
Accreditations / Associations (3)
National Association Of Disc Jockeys
Hampshire DJ Alliance
Wedding DJ Alliance
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • 25 Rownhams Road, North Baddesley, Hampshire, SO52 9ES, England
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
There are so many to choose from... one of my most memorable was on the cruise ship "The World" which is like a floating tax haven. At the end of the night I played the James Bond theme and a speed boat sped to a berth on the lowered down stern of the ship, the bride and groom jumped aboard and raced away into the night to huge cheers from all of the guests.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Friendly, Professional, Fun, Stylish, Versatile
What about your business are you most proud of?
The many excellent reviews from delighted customers as that is the real measure if you have succeeded or not and the quality of my sound and lightshows.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Spend money on the things that are going to be really noticed, appreciated and remembered by you and your guest.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Wedding monograms of the bride and grooms names and married initial projected onto the dancefloor or walls with the whole room up-lit in their wedding colours.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I would meet up with the bride and groom to get to know them and find out exactly what they wanted for their wedding. I would find out their music tastes and talk about special moments happening throughout the day. I would offer suggestions and give ideas from my past experience backed up with examples on video to show how the ideas can work on the day. I would find out all of the key names on the top table and work through all of the timings in detail so everything can be taken care of so they can relax and just enjoy their brilliant day. I also encourage the bride and groom to submit a "request list" and a "do not play list". It might just be a few tracks or genres as guidance or it could be a comprehensive list of 60 tracks. I would spend several hours organising the list between background music and sets for the main dancing in the evening. This is important as I believe that really personalises the day to the bride and groom giving them a memorable soundtrack for their big day.
What makes a romantic first dance?
I believe a romantic first dance is a track that is very special to the bride and groom, it should be their track which will be an emotional, unforgettable moment when it is played. I do advise couples to double check the lyrics on google first as it might be a lovely tune but it could be about breaking up. It would be too late if you suddenly realise half way through your first dance.
What is your number one floor-filler?
This one changes all the time as the charts change but currently at the time of writing it is still "Uptown Funk"
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
I could probably narrow it down to 50 including The Who, The Stones, The Killers, James Brown, The Jacksons, The Black Eyed Peas
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Another difficult one as I like so many albums and styles of music. I will try and narrow it down to 3 which is still almost impossible. "Thriller - Michael Jackson", Legend - Bob Marley, You've Come A Long Way Baby - Fatboy Slim, One Love - David Guetta, Quadrophenia - The Who, Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf, True - Avicii. That's 3 isn't it? I still haven't touched much on house, swing, R&B, Motown, Northern Soul, Latin, Disco, Garage, Rock, Pop ... it's impossible, I give up!