I am a highly recommended DJ in Southampton providing a quality disco and uplighting for weddings, corporate and private parties around Southampton, the New Forest and across Hampshire.
I am a member of the National Association of DJs, the Wedding DJ Alliance and the Hampshire DJ Alliance in Southampton and take great pride in performing at so many great parties and receiving many testimonials from delighted customers.
How Do I Choose The Right DJ?
Choosing the right DJ is essential for a successful party. This may be the first time that you have booked a DJ and picking the right one can be so confusing with hundreds of DJ\’s to choose from. I believe the best way to choose a DJ is from recommendation alongside seeing a video of him in action so that you can make your own mind up and see for yourself.
You can view my videos and read my excellent testimonials on my video and testimonial pages to see for yourself!
Why Book Martin Lake To DJ Your Party?
I am an experienced highly recommended DJ who really cares about the success of your wedding or party. I will use my years of experience to ensure you have an unforgettable night. I also use one of the highest quality sound & lightshows in the area.
The Platinum Roadshow was designed for parties of up to 400 people where high quality is very important. Using the very best Nexo sound system for crystal clear hi-fi quality sound and a stunning Martin lightshow will ensure that your party will look classy and have a high quality undistorted sound that will get people dancing without deafening them. My expertise and customer service combined with the Platinum Roadshow will ensure that your party is unforgettable!
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How Martin Lake Became A DJ Running A Top Southampton Disco
If you are looking for a top Southampton disco you have come to the right place. I have been running my own Southampton disco since 1985. I started my Southampton disco business through my passion for music and my enjoyment of providing music for family parties. I spent a large amount of my time (and money) in record shops and going to parties and clubs to see what made people dance.
I started by buying some second hand equipment out of the Southampton Echo, teaching myself how to use it and then hitting the road providing music for all occasions from birthdays, anniversaries, dinner dances to weddings. I loved what I was doing and I received excellent feedback from customers that was reflected in my many repeat bookings. As I got more experienced my work increased and I was able to invest in better equipment and raise my fees.
As well as my love of music I had a very big interest in sound and lighting and always wanted to put on a total show by incorporating quality sound with a good varied lightshow. By the early 90’s the reputation of my disco had grown and I was performing at many of the top hotels in Southampton and Hampshire. I was also one of Southampton’s first Karaoke DJ’s, which I ran for 4 years before I gave it up (A man can only stand so much Karaoke!).
In 1992 an event happened that was to take my business to the next level and enabled me to give up my full time job the following year to become a full time professional DJ. I had called in to the Potters Heron whilst handing out promotional material and made contact with the resident DJ called Phil Rees who was looking for Southampton Disco DJ’s to help out at the various function rooms over the Christmas period. While I was DJing with Phil over the Christmas period of 1992 he told me of this dance class/social night that he had just started in Bournemouth called Ceroc and that he was just about to open a night in Southampton.
I went along to Phil’s first Ceroc night at the Southampton Park Hotel in 1993, the Meridian TV cameras were there and 110 people turned up. That was the start of the modern jive scene in the Southampton area which was to grow to over 1000 people attending a week. I started DJing for Phil at his ever expanding Ceroc nights in the midweek and running my own Southampton Disco business at the weekends. This was the extra income that I needed to enable me to leave my full time employment and become a full time professional DJ.
Another key date in my Southampton disco business was around 1995 when Phil asked me to become the Technical Director of his company Phoenix Event Management ltd. This was to use my skills and knowledge of music, lighting and sound systems to expand his business which was providing DJ’s and discos to leading local hotels and also equip and train DJ’s for his ever expanding Ceroc South West business. I became the Technical Director and used my skills gained from running my own Southampton disco to develop a system for programming the music on Ceroc nights which was energetic, exciting and varied covering different genres and moods. I planned the music and Deejayed at the very successful National Ceroc Marathon in the mid 90’s at the Hammersmith Palais.
Phoenix Event Management was one of the very few multi op DJ companies that actually employed their own DJ’s. It was one of my jobs to train up new DJ’s and teach them how to DJ, how to speak on the microphone and even how to programme the lighting controllers. The company provided all of the discos for The Rhinefield House Hotel, The Winchester Guildhall, New Park Manor, The Potters Heron and many other hotels in and around Southampton.
We had a great reputation of providing a quality disco with experienced smart DJ’s that turned up on time with good equipment and delivering professional shows. The company could provide up to 6 Discos a night. In 1997 Phil broke away from Ceroc and started his own modern jive brand called Mo’jive (a name that I came up with). Over the next few years up to 1500 people a week were coming to the nights and freestyles, there was a massive buzz. Then the Pirelli club, which was one of his best venues closed and sadly there was nothing big enough to replace it with.
I left the company as a director but still provided services as a freelance DJ for mo’jive nights. I invested money in a large disco roadshow and did lots of large functions, parties and weddings in and around Southampton, Hampshire & Wiltshire including the prestigious officers mess functions at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.
In his frustration of not being able to find a suitable venue Phil eventually opened his own purpose built club in Southampton called the Mo’club. It is used for modern jive and mo’jive nights in the midweek and converted to a Roller Disco on some nights or used as a live band venue on other nights or for corporate parties.
I spent a lot of great times as a resident DJ at the Mo’club either on mo’jive nights, corporate parties or DJing for the many hen, stag and birthday parties at the legendary roller discos.
The last three years I have really concentrated on my own Southampton mobile disco business. I have invested a lot of money in buying one of the best mobile sound systems in Hampshire and creating a stunning lightshow. I have also invested in a large quantity of uplighting to transform venues. My aim is to supply the very best quality professional disco for weddings, parties and corporate functions in and around Southampton the New Forrest and Hampshire area.
I turn up on time, I am smartly dressed, I am very experienced having performed at thousands of functions including hundreds of weddings. I have a Nexo R2 sound system which produces hi fi quality undistorted crystal clear sound and an amazing lightshow which makes your party look stunning. I have excellent customer service skills keeping customers informed throughout the whole booking process and being available for online help and advice.
This is a job I truly love and cannot imagine doing anything else. Every party is different and I approach it with the same enthusiasm as if it was my first. This could be why I have DJ\’ed up to 5 nights a week since 1985 and am still doing the job I love!
My Southampton Disco & DJ services cover the following areas in Hampshire, Wiltshire & Dorset:
Hampshire Disco & DJ including Southampton Disco & DJ, Romsey Disco & DJ, Wedding Disco & DJ, Salisbury Disco & DJ, Winchester Disco & DJ, Basingstoke Disco & DJ, Ringwood Disco & DJ, Bournemouth Disco & DJ, Andover Disco & DJ , Petersfield Disco & DJ My Southampton Wedding Disco has performed at venues including: Chilworth Manor Hotel Disco & DJ, De Vere New Place Disco & DJ, De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel Disco & DJ, East Horton Golf Club Disco & DJ, Empire Hall (Totton) Disco & DJ, Hilton Southampton Disco & DJ, Macdonald Botley Park Disco & DJ, Netley Country Park Disco & DJ, Potters Heron Disco & DJ, Solent Hotel Disco & DJ, My New Forest Wedding Disco has performed at venues including: The Balmer Lawn Disco & DJ, Bartley Lodge Disco & DJ, Chewton Glen Disco & DJ, Careys Manor Disco & DJ, Dibden Golf Center Disco & DJ, Elmers Court Disco & DJ, New Park Manor Disco & DJ, Lyndhurst Park Hotel Disco & DJ, Montague Arms Disco & DJ, Rhinefield House Disco & DJ, Wedding In The Woods Disco & DJ (New Forest Outdoor Center), East Close Hotel Disco & DJ My Hampshire Wedding Disco has performed at venues including: The Elvetham Hotel Disco & DJ, Ferneham Hall Disco & DJ, Horsebridge Station Disco & DJ, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Disco & DJ, Trafalgar Park Disco & DJ, Warbrook House Disco & DJ My Winchester Wedding Disco & DJ service has performed at venues including: The Lainston House Hotel Disco & DJ, Winchester Guildhall Disco & DJ, Littleton Memorial Hall Disco & DJ My Bournemouth Wedding Disco has performed at venues including: The Carrington House Hotel Disco & DJ, Langtry Manor Disco & DJ, The Kings Hotel Disco & DJ