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DJ Martin Lake

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One of Hampshire's top wedding DJs with some of the most stylish & unique lightshows in the UK. Out of thousands of participants Martin won a Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£695
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Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Disco
DJ

Style of Music

Ceremony 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
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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 and is highly recommended at leading hotels. Your wedding is going to be the most special day of your lives and I will use my experience alongside my stylish shows to help you have the most Amazing day! As well as having a reputation for outstanding weddings I am also known for my unique stylish lighting and attention to detail which will make your wedding stand out and impress your guests. I can provide personalised All Day Wedding Packages or a choice of stylish shows just for the evening. I am very proud to have my brand new custom designed Pixel Lightshows included on the very prestigious Best Of Madrix 2018 Video... Madrix are the world leaders in LED lighting control. I was the only mobile DJ to be included on this amazing video alongside far bigger projects from Super Clubs to the Winter Olympics. I am delighted to have won a Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge Of Excellence based on the many 5 star reviews that I receive from delighted brides. If you are looking for something different for your wedding and want a top Hampshire wedding DJ with an amazing lightshow that is unlike anything else in the UK then please get in contact. Visit my website for inspiring ideas, have a look at my videos and read my 5 star reviews. It would be lovely to meet up for a no obligation meeting to see how I can make your wedding Amazing!

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
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Dan & Hayley
Married in August 2018
December 2018
You Managed To Even Get My Husband Onto The Dance floor!
We had Martin from start to finish for our wedding in August and it was one of the best decisions we made. From the first time we met him we knew we had made the right ch...
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Annie & Paul
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Rhinefield House Wedding
Martin was fantastic, excellent sense of humour and happy to join in with a bit of fun. Flexible with the playlist, very professional and the light show was amazing! Ev...
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Tina & Mike
Married in August 2018
December 2018
Not Only A Really Good DJ But A Really Nice Man Too
Martin DJ'd for us on our wedding day in August 2018 at Bartley Lodge Hotel. He was brilliant played everything we wanted and all my guests afterwards said how good he wa...
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Surattana & Paul
Married in October 2018
December 2018
We Loved Absolutely Every Second Of It
Thank you so much for doing our wedding. We loved absolutely every second of it. The tunes were perfect and also the speeches. Would recommend you to anyone who wants a g...
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Phil & Elly
Married in February 2018
December 2018
Thanks Martin For Helping Make Our Big Day So Amazing
We hired Martin all day, for our wedding on 4th February 2018 at Rhinefield House He played the music for the ceremony, background music during the drinks reception/weddi...
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Emma & Karl
Married in August 2018
December 2018
We Couldn't Have Chosen A Better DJ!
My partner and I got married at the Botleigh Grange Hotel on Friday 24th August! Martin was the first & only DJ we had a meeting with and felt compelled to book him immed...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

North Baddesley, Hampshire, England

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Press & Awards
(6)

Accreditations / Associations (3)

National Association Of Disc Jockeys
Hampshire DJ Alliance
Wedding DJ Alliance

Industry Awards (1)

Gold Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 Badge of Excellence!
Photos
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Videos
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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?

There are two main things that I am really proud of... firstly, the many excellent reviews from delighted customers that I receive... there is real satisfaction in helping people that you have formed a bond with during the planning stages and seeing them so happy at the end of their amazing weddings and knowing that you have played an important part in that. Secondly after losing £1200 deposit from the company that were building my custom DJ Booth went bust I spent 8 frustrating months of researching, designing and building my custom Pixel DJ Booth myself. Not only was it far better than the one I was having built for me but I had it featured by Madrix who are the world leaders in LED Lighting Control. I not only received 18,000 views with 1200 likes in a week on their facebook page but amazingly I was the only mobile DJ in the world to be included on the prestigious Best Of Madrix 2018 video alongside super clubs and even the Winter Olympics. It goes to prove if you have imagination and determination (and a very understanding wife letting me take over the kitchen for a month of soldering) you can achieve almost anything.

What is your No. 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. Also Impressive lightshows that wow the guests for the evening party.

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 tracks that fill the floor with mixed ages are Uptown Funk, I Gotta Feeling and the latest Latin tracks in the charts. There are of course so many classic tracks that always fill the floor like Mr Brightside... where do you start... there are too many awesome tracks to choose from!

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!