My DJing CV / Profile / Best Bits etc.

(I struggled with the title, can you tell?)

As well as photography, DJing is a creative passion of mine. 

A bit of background

I came to DJing late compared to most. I have loved house music as long as I can remember, but sadly my mates didn't. So I went through school frequenting the local mainstream nightclubs and bars around Lancaster, which made me even more desperate to explore what the dance scene had to offer. I visited Ibiza when I was 23, saw Lisa Lashes play and immediately decided I was going to learn to DJ. Hard house wasn't my really thing but she definitely inspired me that night. I got back home, bought the cheapest set of belt-drive decks I could find and taught myself to DJ using books and YouTube. I then sought out local club events and started chatting to as many people as I could to find out what was going on and where. These connections led to my first gigs, which led to an awesome few years (from 2009 - 2013) DJing whenever I could, around a full-time NHS career! When I had my daughter in 2014, I decided that was it. I sold my decks and went through a bit of a grieving process (sounds a bit dramatic, but it's true). I had definitely given up on the idea of DJing again, based on some notions that I was too old, didn't have the time etc. 


But then I changed my mind. 

This year I decided to 'un-write myself off' (is that a thing)? I hired some decks, made a new mix and am looking forward to getting out again and sharing some tunes with like-minded music-loving folk. 

A few highlights so far...

* Becoming Skiddle's resident DJ for a few years after winning a competition in 2010 after playing at The Wickerman Festival

* Returning to The Wickerman Festival in 2012 to warm up for Steve Lawler in the Skiddle tent

* DJing at The Warehouse Project in 2010

* Producing a track that was played by Danny Rampling in Ibiza, whilst I was in the club

* Warming up for James Lavelle at a gig in a library

* Playing my first outdoor (not illegal, but not entirely legal) party at a location that will remain undisclosed ;) 

* Putting on events with Josh Parkinson (Stylus) in Lancaster, my home city and inviting Bondax to play for us

* DJing in a dungeon at Featherstone Castle, on an inflatable stage at Kendal Calling, and in a picture frame at Beatherder! 

* Interviewing Graeme Park for an online radio station and having my own online radio show for nearly 3 years

....to name a few. 

Ravenstonedale Festival with Gemma Furbank

Ravenstonedale Festival with Gemma Furbank

Stylus event, Lancaster

Stylus event, Lancaster

Bomfest

Bomfest

Beatherder

Beatherder

Wickerman

Wickerman

P7160120

P7160120

Ravenstonedale Festival

Ravenstonedale Festival

Promo Photo

Promo Photo

Stylus event, Lancaster

Stylus event, Lancaster

Kanya, Ibiza

Kanya, Ibiza

Stylus event, Lancaster

Stylus event, Lancaster

WINNER!

WINNER!

Solesides, Kendal

Solesides, Kendal

With Danny Rampling after he played my track in his set - Ibiza 2011

With Danny Rampling after he played my track in his set - Ibiza 2011

Ravenstonedale Festival

Ravenstonedale Festival

Charity Night with Gemma Furbank & David Dunne

Charity Night with Gemma Furbank & David Dunne

Warehouse Project

Warehouse Project

Blackburn

Blackburn

Style

I love house in all its forms. I am drawn to tech-house beats predominantly, and am a sucker for anything with ravey vibes and acid house influences. But I pride myself in being able to craft awesome warm-up sets too, reading the crowd and always having one foot on the dancefloor. So I can go more downtempo, melodic, or minimal too.

Ginny Koppenhol - Indian Winter (Deepfunk Remix)

Solfest, 2011

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