Sounds International Disco are a family run business based in Shropshire.
Having been established since 1962, we are now in the 3rd generation of DJ's. Starting out small, doing disco for friends and family, we quickly gained recognition and recommendations and the rest they say is history.
Following the times of and the evolution of LED and Audio technology, we have followed the latest trends to make sure that your celebration and events is one to remember. We only use industry standard equipement from Pioneer DJ equipement to Kam Lighting.
We can provide everything from Full Mobile Disco set to Full LED Lighting Rigs to PA Systems.
We cater for:
Full day Package / Reception Only Package
New Years Eve Parties
Sports Club Presentation Evenings
Pub Party Nights
Holiday Camp Discos
If theres anything you want us to provide, we can provide it, get in contact with us to see what we can do for you.
Our knowledge of music stems from 5 decades, including the most recent, and our experience of mobile discos is second to none. We also have many, many years on club DJ work, havin done sets and gigs in some of the world biggest and best known nightclubs.
All our sound and lighting equipment is of the highest quality and regularly kept up to date and tested.
We actively encourage you to e-mail us around 30 songs maximum you would like played at your party. This can include dedications. From the playlist we will be able to judge what else you may like played, but in any event we will play a mixture of music to keep all guests happy.
We issue comprehensive booking enquiry forms telling you all you need to know. If you decide to proceed, we will issue a booking confirmation covering every detail of your event. We will keep in touch with you by e mail (e.g. for deposit receipts) and phone from the moment you enquire up to the day of your event. We ensure you are kept fully in the picture.
We are very happy to liaise with venues on your behalf. This is usually regarding provision of PLI and PAT certificates but it can also be for risk assessments, details of access to the function room, use of smoke machines, fire drills etc. Let us take this hassle away from you!
Right Songs, Right Place, Right Time
Vital for any party. We are happy for you to give us a play list, but timing is important to the success of any party.
Punctual and Reliable
For your reassurance we believe it is very important to arrive early and to be relied upon. No excuses! We even have AA recovery that will take us to your event no matter what!
We use the right songs, the right lighting and a little verbal encouragement to create this!
Public liability Insurance (PLI)
Sounds International Disco believes in giving a fully comprehensive service and giving all clients complete peace of mind. This is why we carry full £10,000,000 Public liability Insurance (PLI) although this is not a legal requirement more and more venue’s are requiring this. Remember, your big event will most likely be attended by your most important friends and family. If an accident were to happen and a claim pursued, its success will partly depend on whether you had hired an insured individual. We can provide you with the required documentation for you or the venue.
WHY BOOK US?
1. There’s a high probability that a cheap (or free) DJ won’t be in business by the time your event arrives.
Many low-priced DJs aren’t charging enough to support their own businesses for the long term; you’re just financing their hobby. Meanwhile, your wedding is 6-12 months away or more. We’ve received those calls from desperate couples who had a “friend of a friend” DJ cancel on them last minute. It’s not pretty (We call them Sixty Quid SIDS in the business) We have over £15k worth of equipment! Our Disco is worth £8k alone
Do you want to risk the possibility that the cheapie DJ cancels on you because he has a slightly better paid job come in on your big day?
2. Amateurs are less invested in their performance than a professional.
The amateur DJ is doing it “for fun,” and if something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal. A professional, on the other hand, risks his entire reputation and livelihood with every performance. One bad review can destroy his business and he knows it.
At one wedding, the DJ brought along his wife and newborn. Their table was littered with McDonald’s bags and his wife decided to breastfeed the baby during dinner.
Would you rather have an entertainer who is 100% invested in his business and performance on your big event day or someone who does it as a hobby?
3. A mobile DJ is unique skills that requires experience of a specialist for a smooth, flawless party or event.
It’s about more than just playing music. Your DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the right time.
Even a DJ who is quite experienced in the club setting will be at a loss because she simply isn’t familiar with the flow of events and how to prevent disasters when something goes awry.
One inexperienced DJ mistakenly announced a special dance with the bride and her grandfather because he forgot to update his notes. The entire family started crying because Grandpa had passed away two weeks earlier.
Are you willing to place the outcome of your event in the hands of someone who doesn’t “do” disco's for a living?
4. Your guests won’t dance without an experienced entertainer who can read the crowd and keep the momentum going.
You have to play the right songs at the right time and in the right order to maintain dancing. Oftentimes, the mood changes and your entertainer needs to change the program to maximize the dancing along the way.
If she can’t mix from one song to another, you’ll have gaps of “dead air” or awkward rhythms that will frustrate your guests and clear the floor.
Many couples think that providing an amateur with a set list of songs they love will be enough to make a fun wedding. It’s not. You need someone with experience to work with your requests and what your guests are responding to in order to avoid an empty dance floor.
One bride regrets hiring her DJ because he played “Ed Sheeran - Perfect” five times during the wedding because he didn’t know any other slow songs.
Are you willing to sacrifice the fun at your wedding or party to save money on a cheaper DJ?
5. The MC (the guy or girl on the microphone) has a huge impact on the mood and outcome of your party, for better or worse.
An obnoxious DJ with an abrasive voice will irritate your guests and dampen the mood of the entire party. Professional DJs invest in vocal training and practice to optimize their performance.
I personally witnessed one DJ and embarrass everyone by making suggestive comments to the bride over the microphone.
Do you want just anyone acting as your wedding host or do you want a professional speaker you can trust?
6. Your special events may not happen if you don’t hire a specialist who’s experienced in channeling the flow of events.
Who will direct your bridal party and guests at the ceremony? Who’s going to line them up for introductions? Who’s in charge of making sure the toasts, special dances and dedications go without a hitch?
Just having the equipment and knowing how to push play doesn’t guarantee the people wrangling skills you need for a fun, smooth reception. In most cases, your entertainer is the one who makes sure your special events are executed as you’ve requested.
One inexperienced DJ forgot to bring the couple’s First Dance song; they were forced to dance to Barbra Streisand, who they can’t stand.
Will you risk leaving your special events to chance or do you want to ensure that everything is done according to plan?
7. An amateur doesn’t have the experience to include your unique requests in a way that truly expresses your personality AND keeps people dancing.
You can’t make your guests dance to the songs you like if they don’t feel the same way. Your DJ needs to read the crowd and have the experience to build sets of music around your preferences.
An amateur DJ can play the songs you request, but lacks the experience necessary to make it work.
One bride told us her DJ played the unedited version of Sexxy Back during dinner and had five minutes of dead air while he queued up the next song.
Do you want your guests on the dance floor all night or is it acceptable to have large chunks of time with no dancing?
8. An amateur DJ has inadequate or non-existent backup equipment, which means that if something fails you have no music at your party.
A fully functional backup system on the premises is essential to making sure you have music at your wedding no matter what. Most amateur DJs won’t have a backup plan if a speaker blows or a laptop crashes.
We were approached at the end of one wedding by a DJ in the next room who asked if he could “borrow our speakers” because his were broken.
Are you willing to takes your chances without a backup on your wedding day?
9. DJs who charge less invest less into their equipment, which means you have inferior sound and performance at your party.
A stereo system that sounds great in your living room doesn’t sound good in a spacious wedding venue. Professional speakers and equipment are necessary for clear sound that has impact at low volumes, so your guests can speak at the tables even while the dance floor is thumping.
If you want your guests to actually hear your exchange of vows at the ceremony, you’ll need professional equipment and an onsite tech to make sure that happens.
One DJ showed up at a venue for the first time without ANY speakers or mixer because he’s been told that he could, “use the venue’s sound system” and he didn’t call ahead to verify.
Are sound issues like blasting music or impossible to understand audio acceptable at your event?
If you’re not planning to have any formal events at your big event, and you’d like a cocktail party more than a dance party, it may make sense to save money by hiring a non-professional. But if you’re investing thousands of pounds on creating the perfect day, please don’t jeopardize it by hiring someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.