Wedding DJ Agency

Are you looking for a great wedding DJ who will play
incredible music and blow your guests away?

Wedding DJ in Essex, Hertfordshire, London and UK.

PianoDJ

PianoDJ is a specialist wedding DJ agency for couples who have a huge passion for music
and want an incredible DJ to play at their wedding in the UK or Europe.

The wedding DJ agency is run by a husband and wife team with a big love for music...

(James is an Ibiza DJ and Nina is a classical pianist)

...and with their small office team they help nearly 1000 couples a year with their wedding music.



Worldclass DJs

Worldclass wedding DJs available to hire for the greatest parties in the UK and Europe.

James DJ (aka BadCat)

James has DJ'd at over 2000 weddings and regularly performs in Ibiza. If you like house or garage then James could be the perfect DJ for your wedding.

DJ Luck and MC Neat

DJ Luck and MC Neat are the pioneers of UK Garage. If you are a UK Garage fan then you can book them to play a 45min set at your wedding.

Live Musicians

Wedding DJ with saxophone and sax player available for disco with saxophonist in Essex, Herts, Hertfordshire, London and UK.

Saxophone Players

No matter what music you love, the best way to get more people dancing at your wedding is to hire a saxophone player to join your DJ.

Bongo Players

If you are a fan of house music, dance or chart music then a bongo player can add an incredible amount of energy to the evening.

UK Wedding DJs

Local Wedding DJ near me with cheap and discounted rates for wedding venues in Essex, Herts, Hertfordshire, London and UK.

Exclusive Wedding DJs

PianoDJ have signed 4 exclusive DJs that are only available through PianoDJ. These are the best wedding DJs in the UK.

Discounted Wedding DJ Prices

If you are getting married at any of our preferred local wedding venues then you can save upto £500 on the exclusive wedding DJ prices.

Daytime Piano

Hire a wedding pianist to join your wedding DJ

Exclusive Pianists

PianoDJ has signed the best 4 wedding pianists in the UK and you can add them to your DJ package. Recommended by the Gherkin and 40 top venues.

Handpicked Pianists

Hire a pianist from our nationwide team of talented wedding pianists. Reliable musicians that have been handpicked by the owners of PianoDJ.

Large Events

Sound, lighting and production for festivals and festival DJs.

Large Scale Events

For large scale events and parties, our in-house production team will put together a spectacular sound and lighting show for your event.

Festival Stage

PianoDJ can run a festival stage and provide the sound, lighting, DJs, stage manager and crew. Festivals include Brownstock and Fawb Fest.

Lighting Hire

Wedding DJ with dance floor and light up love letters letter lights.

White Twinkle Dance Floor

You can hire our white twinkle dance floor for your wedding if you want to add a bit of magic to your wedding. Looks amazing in first dance photos.

LOVE Letter Lights

These LOVE letter lights are available to add onto your wedding DJ package. They look great in photos and add an extra WOW factor to the room.



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Find Out More About PianoDJ

To find out more about PianoDJ scroll down for a menu with links to different parts of the website so that you can do your research.



We hired PianoDJ for our wedding and we cannot express enough how amazing they were!

James our DJ was incredible!

Martin loved the garage set and I simply loved ALL of it! James read the room so well and played the type of music we had asked for - which was brilliant!

I barely stopped dancing all night! So in short. The day was perfect! And our music was sensational.

If anyone is unsure who to book for their wedding - don't hesitate to book PianoDJ!"


[Cerys and Martin]

Wedding DJ Package - Find Out More



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Scroll Down to Find Out How Much a Good Wedding DJ Costs

To find out how much a good wedding DJ costs and to learn more about DJ James, the exclusive DJs and the local DJs, scroll down and keep on reading.



Wedding DJ playing music for first dance in Essex Wedding Disco Essex

Wedding DJ Blake Hall guests dancing having fun raving disco party

"As soon as the first dance was over, it really kicked off. Classic, after classic, after classic all night long

We're not normally ones to stay on the dance floor, but my goodness we didn't want to leave!

We have a taste for jungle, dancehall, D'n'B and rock songs and even those who don't normally like those genres danced their socks off because the mixes were so buzzing.

We had comments a couple of days later that friends' bodies were still aching after all of the dancing they did at our wedding"


[Katie and Paul]

How Much is a Good Wedding DJ?

If you are wondering how much does a good wedding DJ cost then you have probably started to do your research and are currently putting together your shortlist of potential wedding DJs.

To help you work out what does a good wedding DJ cost, you first need to work out what a good wedding DJ means to you.






How Much Does a Good Wedding DJ Cost?

This is a guide to give you an idea of how much different types of wedding DJ cost.

It will help you understand why some DJs cost only £150 and other DJs cost over £2000.



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Just so you know...

PianoDJ wedding DJ prices start at £870.

You can view the full PianoDJ wedding DJ price list online by clicking the link below.

Wedding DJ Price List

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Wedding DJ Cost - Online Guide



Cheap Wedding DJ

Usually a part-time hobbyist, but very cost effective if you are on a tight budget.

£150 - £400

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Average Wedding DJ with Basic Equipment

This is your typical wedding DJ - somebody who plays music at weddings.

Most couples in the UK hire a DJ in this price range.

£400 - £600

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Average Wedding DJ with Good Equipment

The additional cost reflects better equipment (speakers/lighting).

£600 - £800

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Good Wedding DJ with Basic Equipment

This is a skilled DJ who can mix and has lots of experience DJing for weddings.

They will usually be recommended and trusted by a selection of local venues and are the DJs that you should book if you want a good party.

£800 - £1000

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Good Wedding DJ with Good Equipment

The additional cost reflects better equipment (speakers/lighting).

£1000 - £1200

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Incredible Wedding DJ with Basic Equipment

This is a DJ who has specialised in a handful of genres and can deliver an exceptional set that will blow you away.

If you are a true fan of a style of music (house / garage / metal / DnB) and want a non-cheesy wedding DJ then this could be for you.

The cost is higher because you are paying for something quite rare and exciting...

...a multi format DJ with lots of experience of weddings who has reached the same skill as a high level club DJ.

£1200 - £1500

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Incredible Wedding DJ wth Good Equipment

The additional cost reflects better equipment (speakers/lighting).

£1500 - £2000

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Celebrity DJ for Wedding

High profile celebrity / superstar DJs are expensive.

The cost depends on their current popularity and their demand for performances.

Not all celebrity DJs will perform at weddings, but most will offer a 45min - 2 hour set if the price is right.

It is likely that you will also need to book a wedding DJ to play for the rest of the night and to provide the equipment for the celebrity DJ.

£2500 - £250,000



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What DJs Can You Hire from PianoDJ?

To find out more about the different DJs that you can hire from PianoDJ scroll down and keep reading.



Reid Rooms wedding DJ in Essex first dance romantic wedding disco

Lots of dancing Reid Rooms wedding DJ highly recommended Disco in Essex

"I used to DJ full time and know plenty of DJs who could have DJ'd at my wedding for free.

However, I saw James play a few years ago and loved how he gets involved in the evening. He mixes tracks from different genres together, engaging the crowd and showing his passion for music and entertaining the audience.

I have had so many people compliment me on how great the music was. It was sensational.

If you are looking for someone that's committed to music and entertaining your crowd then these are your guys. Thank you so much." .


[James and Jo]

Wedding DJ James

LIMITED AVAILABILITY:

Throughout July, August and September, James performs regularly in Ibiza.

This includes performances at Es Paradis, Eden, Hush, Plastik, Bora Bora and with boat party brands Pukka Up and Beautiful People.

During this time, James will have limited availability for weddings in the UK.

If you want to book James for your wedding in July, August or September then you need to book as far in advance as possible.

James's white custom void acoustic DJ rig for weddings in Essex, Hertfordshire, London and UK.

Why Hire James to DJ for your Wedding?

James started PianoDJ in 2006 and has personally DJ'd at over 2000 weddings.

During this time, he has built up an incredible collection of music and a knowledge of how and when to play these tracks in order to get the most people dancing.

James has developed a unique style of DJing that combines House Music, UK Garage, DnB and EDM with recognisable samples from well known Disco, Soul, Motown, Funk, 80s and 90s anthems.

He performs insane remixes and mashups live on the night at your wedding, looking at who is dancing and combining tracks that will keep them dancing with the music that you love.

The ultimate success is raving to your favourite music alongside your nan.



Couples Choose James Because...

  • Music is important and they want a DJ who will enjoy spending time preparing for their wedding and surrouding themselves in the music that they love.
  • They hate the idea of a cheesy DJ who will talk on the mic and play party songs.
  • They want somebody with lots of experience (over 2000 weddings) who they can trust to put in charge of the second half of their wedding.
  • They love House, Garage, DnB, EDM or other dance music and they want to find a way to have it at their wedding that will include the rest of their family.
  • They have done some DJing themselves or have friends who are DJs and they want a "real" DJ who can really mix and impress their guests rather than a laptop DJ standing behind a sparkly towel.
  • They have amazing memories from holidays in Ibiza and they want a taste of this at their wedding.
  • They want to dance all night at their wedding and they want to be excited about having one of the UKs best DJs playing at their wedding.


What is Included When You Hire James?

James is a wedding DJ personally recommended by over 40 exclusive wedding venues across the UK and Europe, including the Gherkin in London.

Wedding DJ in Essex, Hertfordshire, London and UK with transportable custom white void acoustics sound system.

James - Your DJ

You get James to DJ for your evening reception from 7pm(ish) until the end of the night.

James will start the night with a warm up set and when you are ready, he will announce your cake cutting, first dance and any other traditional dances.

After these wedding traditions, James will work really hard to play the music you love and get as many of your guests dancing as possible.

Void Acoustics Sound System

Void Acoustics speakers are ranked in the world's top 5 best sound systems for electronic dance music.

Notable clubs with a Void Acoustics sound system include: Sankeys Ibiza, AIR Amsterdam, DC-10 Ibiza, Studio 338 London, Bora Bora Ibiza, Mixmag Los Angeles, London Lab and Ocean Beach Ibiza.

Pioneer DJ Hardware

James usually performs using a Pioneer DDJ-SZ mixer and a Pioneer RMX-1000 remix station for live remixes, edits and effects.

For weddings alongside international artists (e.g. DJ Luck and MC Neat), James performs using two Pioneer CDJ2000 NXS2 and a DJM900 NXS2 Mixer.

For weddings abroad, you have the option of hiring an additional seat on the aeroplane for James to bring his DJ controllers or you can hire equipment locally.

Essex wedding DJ playing for a wedding at Maidens Barn recommended wedding disco trust.

Computer Controlled Lighting Rig

James uses a minimal and stylish lighting rig that looks great in first dance photos and creates an awesome atmosphere throughout the night.

Lighting includes 2 moving club lights, the PianoDJ signature heart light DJ booth and 4 decorative uplighters.

A crew member will work alongside James throughout the night and mix the lighting effects in time with the music to increase the impact of every drop and breakdown.

Crew Member

A crew member is included in each booking to help James with the set up / pack down of equipment, to mix the lighting during the evening, to take requests from guests when James is mixing and to act as an emergency backup DJ if James is taken ill mid-set.

For weddings at the Gherkin or other venues with challenging access requirements, 2 or more crew members may be required.

Afternoon Equipment Set Up

James DJs most days in the wedding season (May-October) and his daily routine is: Morning - Sleep; Afternoon - Travel to Venue and Set Up; Evening - DJ; Late Night - Travel Home.

If you require a morning set up then we would need to pay for a driver and crew member to set up the equipment in the morning. This is possible but it is an additional cost.

Book a wedding DJ for wedding in Essex or Hertfordshire. Wedding disco dancing at Maidens Barn.

"Thank you for the amazing music.

You were absolutely brilliant and we had so many compliments.

James you are a brilliant DJ and our dance floor was never empty - not even once!

You made it impossible not to dance and there was a song that made every single person be up and on their feet during the evening.

Thank you for making our wedding incredible.".


[Kayleigh and Joe]

Exclusive Wedding DJ

PianoDJ have a small team of exclusive wedding DJs that each perform for 70-100 weddings a year.

These DJs have all been handpicked and trained by James (owner of PianoDJ) and are exclusive to PianoDJ.

You cannot hire these DJs from any other agency.



Why Hire an Exclusive Wedding DJ from PianoDJ?

You get everything that you need for a fantastic disco at your wedding. You get an experienced wedding DJ, a professional sound system, a computer controlled lighting rig and wireless venue uplighters.

All of the equipment is state-of-the-art and owned by PianoDJ, it is extremely reliable and maintained regularly, our DJs carry spare parts and PianoDJ carry out PAT testing annually.

The DJs are full of energy and enthusiasm and they love the challenge of getting a group of people dancing.

As well as being brilliant DJs and incredible musicians, they are friendly, caring and hard working. Your DJ will take the time to look after you and make sure that you have a brilliant time.

You know that they are going to do a good job because each DJ has been handpicked by James and trained in the PianoDJ style for over a year.

Wedding first dance at Maidens Barn with resident Wedding DJ and disco.

In the run up to your wedding you will submit a music request form that tells us about the music you love and the music you hate.

At your wedding, your DJ will play all of your favourite songs and make sure that they don't play any of the songs on your must avoid list - even if one of your guests requests them.

It won’t take your DJ long to discover which styles of music will get all of your guests up dancing and they will mix in your requests with more killer tracks to keep the dance floor full all night long.

All of our DJs are approachable and friendly people and this means that your guests will feel comfortable making requests on the night.

Our DJs are well-spoken and confident on a microphone and they will be happy to make important announcements (such as your cake cutting, first dance, etc) during the evening.

Dancing at Maidens Barn wedding venue in Essex with resident wedding DJs near Hertfordshire.

What is Included When You Hire an Exclusive DJ?

Your DJ

You get one of the PianoDJ exclusive wedding DJs for your evening reception from 7pm(ish) until the end of the night.

They will start the night with a warm up set and when you are ready, they will announce your cake cutting, first dance and any other traditional dances.

After these wedding traditions, your DJ will work really hard to play the music you love and get as many of your guests dancing as possible.

Computer Controlled Lighting Rig

Our DJs use a minimal and stylish lighting rig that looks great in first dance photos and creates an awesome atmosphere throughout the night.

Lighting includes 2 moving club lights, the PianoDJ signature heart light DJ booth and 4 decorative uplighters.

A crew member will work alongside your DJ throughout the night and mix the lighting effects in time with the music to increase the impact of every drop and breakdown.

Pioneer DJ Hardware

Our DJs all perform using Pioneer DJ controllers with Serato DJ software and you will find either a Pioneer DDJ-SZ or a Pioneer DDJ-SX mixer in their DJ booth.

First dance at Essex wedding venue Blake Hall near the border of Hertfordshire with wedding DJ PianoDJ.

Mackie HDA Sound System

Mackie HDA Speakers are high definition speakers that sound amazing. They are designed for high-end touring mobile DJ / live band rigs or small local music festivals and will sound better than or as good as any sound system used by our competitors.

If sound quality is super important to you then you could consider hiring James for your wedding as he tours with a Void Acoustics sound system.

Crew Member

A crew member is included in each booking to help your DJ with the set up / pack down of equipment, to mix the lighting during the evening, to take requests from guests when your DJ is mixing and to act as an emergency backup DJ if they are taken ill mid-set.

Afternoon Equipment Set Up

Our DJs perform most days in the wedding season (May-October) and their daily routine is: Morning - Sleep; Afternoon - Travel to Venue and Set Up; Evening - DJ; Late Night - Travel Home.

If you require a morning set up then we would need to pay for a driver and crew member to set up the equipment in the morning.

This is possible but it is an additional cost.

Fun dancing and having a great time on the dance floor with wedding DJ at Blake Hall in Essex.

"The music was great and the dance floor was full all night. Our DJ was friendly and approachable but also not too vocal on the microphone which was something we'd asked to keep to a minimum.

So many guests with musical backgrounds who are usually hard to please told me how good our DJ was!

Initially I was unsure about going with a DJ rather than a band but PianoDJ were the perfect choice and...

...I still have blisters on my feet to prove it!".


[Charlotte and Adam]

Local Wedding DJs - A Wedding DJ Near Me

The exclusive DJs from PianoDJ work regularly at some of the best local wedding venues in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

If you are getting married at one of our preferred local wedding venues then you can hire one of our exclusive wedding DJs at a discounted price.

You get everything that is included when you book an exclusive wedding DJ - it is just cheaper!

Why Do You Offer Cheap Wedding DJ Prices at These Local Venues?

Advertising Cost is Less

Advertising to couples for weddings is really expensive as most people only get married once.

Repeat bookings are not really a thing in the wedding industry and this means that we have to pay to advertise and get in front of new couples every year.

These really amazing local wedding venues all recommend PianoDJ to their couples and this means that it does not cost us anything to advertise at these venues.

You can get a cheaper price because it costs us less money to advertise to you.

No Accommodation is Required

All of these local venues are close enough to our storage unit that we do not need to book any accommodation for our musicians.

You can get a cheaper price because we do not have to pay for hotels.

Friendly, Welcoming Venues

The exclusive DJs perform at wedding venues across the UK and it is a nice treat to work locally at a venue with a great team of staff that make them feel really welcome.

You can get a cheaper price because the exclusive DJs really look forward to playing for weddings at these venues.

First dance with saxophone sax player at Maidens Barn and resident recommended DJ.

At Which Wedding Venues Do You Offer Cheap Wedding DJ Prices?

You can hire one of our local wedding DJs and benefit from the discounted prices if you are getting married at any of the following wedding venues:

Local Wedding DJ Venue List

Antsey Hall
Ashridge House
Aubrey Park Hotel
Blake Hall
Brocket Hall
Bury Lodge
Colville Hall
Crondon Park Golf and Country Club
Ely Maltings
Fanhams Hall
Hedingham Castle
High Elms Manor
Hylands House
Layer Marney Tower
Milling Barn
Offley Place
Sopwell House
Tewinbury Farm Wedding Venue
The Barns – Lodge Farm Nazeing
The Reid Rooms
Theobalds Park


Wedding sax player and DJ live with saxophone, guests dancing, great DJ, packed dance floor.

"James who DJ'd in the evening was great! All our songs we requested were incorporated into the playlist along with others of our favourite genres of music and it worked perfectly.

The party went off. I danced all night and I genuinely felt like I was at a rave in my wedding dress. I loved it! You guys are so so good!

Nearly 3 weeks later and my friends are still saying how amazing the music was. We loved every minute of the music played. Thank you all so much.".


[Trudi and James]

PianoDJ - Wedding DJ Price List

STEP 1: Choose Your DJ

Choose between James, one of our exclusive wedding DJs or one of our local wedding DJs.

STEP 2: Choose Your Live Musicians

You can add on live musicians to your DJ package.

Live musicians include a pianist for the daytime ceremony and reception and saxophone and bongo players who can be booked to join your DJ for a 90min set in the evening.

Most couples add on live musicians to their DJ package.

STEP 3: Make an Enquiry

Use the online form below to make an enquiry and check availability for your wedding date.






James DJ Price List

£1700 - James to DJ

£2075 - James to DJ + 1 Musician
(SAVE £125 this is usually £2200)

£2450 - James to DJ + 2 Musicians
(SAVE £250 this is usually £2700)

£2825 - James to DJ + 3 Musicians
(SAVE £375 this is usually £3200)

The prices above include the musicians, all equipment, travel, accommodation (if required) and VAT.

Note: If you hire James to DJ for your wedding then you will get a world class Void Acoustics Sound System.

Check James Wedding DJ Availability



Exclusive DJ Price List

£1200 - Exclusive DJ

£1575 - Exclusive DJ + 1 Musician
(SAVE £125 this is usually £1700)

£1950 - Exclusive DJ + 2 Musicians
(SAVE £250 this is usually £2200)

£2325 - Exclusive DJ + 3 Musicians
(SAVE £375 this is usually £2700)

The prices above include the musicians, all equipment, travel, accommodation (if required) and VAT.

Note: If you hire an Exclusive DJ for your wedding then you will get a Mackie HDA Sound System.

Check Exclusive Wedding DJ Availability



Local DJ Price List

This discounted price list is only available for weddings at a handpicked list of local wedding venues.

£870 - Local DJ
(SAVE £330 this is usually £1200)

£1245 - Local DJ + 1 Musician
(SAVE £375 this is usually £1700)

£1620 - Local DJ + 2 Musicians
(SAVE £580 this is usually £2200)

£1995 - Local DJ + 3 Musicians
(SAVE £705 this is usually £2700)

The prices above include the musicians, all equipment, travel, accommodation (if required) and VAT.

Note: If you hire a Local DJ for your wedding then you will get a Mackie HDA Sound System.

List of Local Wedding Venues

The discounted local DJ prices are only available at the following venues.

All of these local wedding venues recommend PianoDJ to their couples and therefore availability is extremely limited.

Antsey Hall; Ashridge House; Aubrey Park Hotel; Blake Hall; Brocket Hall; Bury Lodge; Colville Hall; Crondon Park Golf and Country Club; Ely Maltings; Fanhams Hall; Hedingham Castle; High Elms Manor; Hylands House; Layer Marney Tower; Milling Barn; Offley Place; Sopwell House; Tewinbury Farm Wedding Venue; The Barns – Lodge Farm Nazeing; The Reid Rooms; Theobalds Park;

Check Local Wedding DJ Availability


Wedding DJ - Check Availability

You can check the availabilty of a DJ for your wedding and make an enquiry using the form below.

You will get a personal email back from our booking agent to let you know if there is still a DJ available for your wedding.

(Note: Sometimes the form below can take a couple of seconds to appear.)

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Wedding DJ - Enquiry Form

"Nothing was too much trouble and the entire PianoDJ team was committed to making it the best possible day for us.

Our DJ for the evening coped admirably with the very long list of suggestions that we gave.

He was given the brief of keeping everyone dancing and he managed that perfectly. Our guests were suitably exhausted by the end of the evening.

In short, I wondered how a company could have such glowing recommendations - and now I know. I would recommend them to anyone.".


[Steve and Martin]

Wedding DJ Reviews

You need to be completely confident that your wedding DJ is going to be absolutely brilliant. You want to be super excited about booking them for your wedding and they need to be an incredible musician and extremely experienced.

Here are 20 random testimonials from the 500+ couples that have written a review about their wedding DJ they booked from PianoDJ.

You can refresh the page to see another 20 reviews or you can visit our testimonials page and read all 500+ reviews.


keith chatfield

Hi PianoDJ we were really pleased with your service for the whole day at the reid rooms, the piano during the meal was a great hit and the DJ really got the place rocking. we had many guests comenting how good it all was so thanks very much it was a great day.


Helen Smith

Amazing A** James has exceptional talent. The whole day of playing the piano to DJ in the evening was just amazing! I wouldn’t hesitate in having this experience again. Thanks Helen and Russ ‘The Lawn’ Wedding 15th Sept 2014.


Laura Fisk

James, what more can I say? The DJ he maketh the Party! I asked you to keep ’em dancing and that is exactly what you did the whole night. Thank you for your excellent music selection for our 50th Birthday Party, it was truly impressive. I have myself recieved many compliments from my guests andI would not hesitate to recomend you time & time again for any occasion.


Julie and Gary Hole

Walking down the aisle to my song being played on grand piano had all my guests in floods of tears. Such an emotional moment, one I shall cherish forever. Having Joe play through our wedding breakfast was just magical. Our evening dj, James played all the right music to keep our party going into early hours. The lighting was superb.
We cannot thank pianodj enough for making our day so special. All our guests commented on how brilliant they were and we would have to agree. Highly recommend pianodj to everyone we see. Faultless service. Thank you so much xx


Katharine and Rickey

James provided all the entertainment for our wedding and delivered an excellent service. We cannot thank you enough for making our day very special – the music was perfect all day. All of our guests commented on how excellent the music was and I would highly recommend PianoDJ.co.uk for any special event.


Beverley Millar

Pianist was exceptional and DJ is friendly, professional and great at his job! He responds to the bride/ grooms requests and allows guests to give their own recommendations. He plays a great range of music and all my guests commented on how good the DJ was. Other guests commented on the pianist and how it made the ceremony truly memorable. Thank you for making my wedding so special.


Chris Spencer

We had Piano DJ for our Wedding in late August… and wow… What a service!! The piano player (Ziggy) was fantastic… played all the songs we threw at him and complemented the list with his own choices which was perfect for our drinks reception. Then the DJ in the evening was equally fantastic, had people dancing all night through his choice of tunes and played people’s requests too… Thanks guys a brilliant, professional and easy to deal with service! We would thoroughly recommend these guys for every wedding! Chris and Corinne!


Mel and Dave

The music gave people who didn’t know each other that well something to talk about and it created a relaxed and romantic atmosphere.


Samantha Jones

Tim Played the piano at our Wedding reception and Blessing. His playing was amazing, note perfect with modern up beat tunes. So many guests remarked how wonderful it was to have the piano played in the background. Tom our DJ was amazing at keeping the dance floor full, with is perfect choice of music. The whole entertainment from PianoDJ was just perfect. The entertainment can either make or break your event… PianoDJ certainly MADE IT!! Thank you SO much to Tim and Tom, and also Denise for helping with the arrangements. Fantastic


Amanda & Lee Hewlett

Tim played the piano during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He was exceptional!! He was incredibly polite and couldn’t have been more accommodating taking song requests from our guests. His talent was amazing and was highlighted when our 2 year old daughter asked him to play ‘Frozen’ – from memory he immediately began. All generations loved the music and we are so glad we booked him! We also had Tom DJ for us in the evening. Again we were really happy with the service. A genuinely nice guy and had the guests up and dancing for the whole night and was very professional. We would definitely recommend Piano DJ to others!


Daniel Laskey

Thank you for making our wedding evening perfect! Every one had a great time and we will defineitely be recommending you to our friends!


Linda & Jonathan McLoughlin

The wedding plans took roughly 16 months to put into place then the BIG day!. at that point you’ve done your bit of the planning, its down to everyone else to perform and in the team from PianoDJ then we had easay arrangements to book, good communication throughout choosing songs, set up timings etc and on the day great music (some of our choice), a classy stage set to match such a beautiful old country house wedding venue and a DJ who couldn’t have been more helpful & involved in our day and make it all a thrilling success. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PianoDJ. Thank you!


Drew Hayes

Piano Dj played at my wedding – basically I cannot recommend him highly enough, he was awesome. From the moment I booked him I was impressed – so professional in the build up and having never played the venue before actually took the time to visit the venue and liaise with my wedding planner and the band that we had also booked for the evening – Piano Dj basically rocked the show on the night, being flexible and just knowing the right songs to play at the right times – I’ve never attended a wedding where the dance floor was so full all the time! Basically not only did he exceed my expectations he was a major contributor to making my wedding day so special – nearly all of my guests mentioned how great he was and they all want an excuse to book him….whilst it is easy for me to go on gushing about how great he was I will keep it brief…truly a man of match performance – thanks ever so much.

Drew and Clare Hayes 12.02.2010


Gwen and Reg Horscroft

James an William did a first class job. two really great guys and the music was terrific. We look forward to seeing them again next year at our daughters wedding in August.They helped to make our party fantastic.


kirstie barker

My husband and I would like to thank James for his amazing DJ’ing talents. His playlist is just what we wanted. I would highly recommend James for your event, he knows his stuff and keeps a great party going.


Jane and Neil

Thank you a million times over for playing at our wedding at the Reid Rooms at the beginning of October. You are truly professional musicians and and have the gift to judge your audience and play ‘just the right’ music to compliment the audience, that to us highlights your experience. The live music gave a very personal touch to the ceremony, drinks reception and dinner. Many of our guests have expressed their appreciation.Thank you also for helping us with our music choices for during the ceremony, we really do appreciate it. Even though up until the big day we hadn’t met, all communication had been on email, we had every confidence that you would be perfect, and you didn,t let us down. Thank you again, you are not only great musicians, you are great guys too.


Karen & Andrew Ricks

We would like to say a very big thank you to both Nina and James for helping to make our wedding day such a success.
The piano music really helped to create atmosphere and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the pieces played. Thank you, Nina, for meeting our requests and playing them so beautifully.
The disco music was also fantastic and kept the dance floor going all night. Thank you, James, for being so receptive to requests on the night, for keeping us dancing "all night long" and, of course, for helping reunite "Affection"!!
We had a truly amazing day and we think we made the best choice in hiring you and will definitely recommend you.
Thank you again,
Karen & Andy


Reg Horscroft

What a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all my guests. The atmosphere and music were truly great, lots of lovely comments about James and William and their enthusiasm. Well done!


Nathan

James was great throughout the entire evening! He worked very well with the band we had playing along side him in between sets. The music was brilliant and just what we wanted, even had a little rave towards the end of the night which was amazing! I would definitely use him again, thank you so much!


Mrs Carly Richards

James played the piano during our wedding breakfast and was our DJ at our reception. He made our day extra special for us by tailoring the music to the songs and genres we loved. My husband picked quite a few classic rock songs which James expertly covered on piano. The evening would’ve also provided a challenge with my husbands and i’s varying tastes however he handled the music very well balancing the genres and reading the crowd really well. He kept the dancefloor packed all night. And it was really uplifting to see James enjoy himself too it was obvious he really loves his job and his energy was infectious. I would highly recommend him. Thank you James!! X.




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"James our DJ was brilliant. The playlist was perfectly pitched and the dance floor was filled all night with songs for everyone.

We even had a 15minute blast of our favourite songs as teenagers to get our friends moshing about the dance floor.

James took the time to chat to us and express his enthusiasm for our set lists, which really gave the whole experience a personal touch.

We are still getting compliments on how well the day went. Thank you so much!!!".


[Rebecca and David]

Wedding DJ FAQ

Have you got any questions that you want to ask about hiring a wedding DJ before your book?

Here are some of the most commonly asked Wedding DJ FAQ.

Wedding DJ Questions





Are you Deciding between a Wedding DJ or Band? How about booking a Wedding DJ and Band?

If you are trying to make the difficult decision between a wedding DJ or band then you are probably weighing up some of the following options.

A wedding DJ is not very interactive (it is a person with headphones standing behind some decks) whereas a live band is so exciting, engaging, dynamic and exciting to watch.

A live band can play a range of music that was written for instruments/bands but will struggle to play more recent music such as house, RnB, grime, hip hop, etc. In comparison, a DJ can play any song every written.

A wedding DJ can respond instantly to guests dancing and react with music that will keep them on the dance floor. A live band will have a set list of songs that they will have prepared in advance and they cannot react to the dancers. This means that sometimes the best bands with the most incredible musicians will play to an empty dance floor because the people they had in mind to dance when they prepared their set are not up for dancing.

Live bands tend to be more memorable and when you think back through weddings that you have been to, it tends to be the ones with live musicians that stand out as being better parties and more fun.

A GOOD SOLUTION - Book a Wedding DJ and Band

If you have a very healthy budget for your wedding then you could consider booking a wedding DJ and band to work alongside each other for your wedding.

The live band and DJ can alternate sets and this way you get a good mix of music and energy and you will be likely to have a great night.

A downside to this is likely to be the cost as a good DJ and a good live band are likely to run up the entertainment prices into the ££££'s.'

AN EVEN BETTER SOLUTION - Book a Wedding DJ with Live Musicians

If you want to combine live music and a DJ and want to keep the budget sensible then you can hire a DJ with live saxophone and bongo players for the same price as a good live wedding band.

Check out some videos from weddings of the Wedding DJ with Saxophone and Bongo Players.

The way this works is the DJ starts the night, playing a warm up set, playing your first dance and then working hard to adapt to the guests and tempt as many people onto the dance floor as possible.

At some point in the evening (9pmish) you are likely to have some evening food - a buffet / BBQ / hog roast / pizza oven / cheeseboard. During this time, your guests WILL take a moment out from dancing to eat the amazing food that you have provided.

After the food has been served, we recommend bringing on the saxophone and bongo player to join your DJ. This way you get a wedding DJ and band at the same time.

The DJ works in the same way as usual, hand picking each song to get as many people dancing as possible and the saxophone player and bongo player improvise over the top of the DJ, adding the excitement of live music into the mix.

The extra live element adds impact and will get guests up and dancing again after the food, it is something really exciting that you can look forward to and having two confident musicians out on the dance floor will add so much energy to the party.

Adding a live saxophone and bongo player to the DJ set is the number 1 way to get more guests dancing at a wedding and it solves the problem of wedding DJ or live band. You can have a wedding DJ and live band.

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