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#76 Penmare42

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:48 PM

Don't know if this topic is still hot but hey here goes....

I've just started out and want to learn more on doing this job the right way.
I have e-mailed a few in the Lincoln area asking if they want a roadie or helper unpaid but have had no replies - think this maybe a competion thing..

I am willing to help set up / pack up, even up flights of stairs, dress up, fetch and carry for nothing if only to learn and get ideas what works or not.

I have my own transport and am willing to travel - reasonable mileage of course.

So does anyone want to or is willing to help a fellow DJ try and learn some new skills in and around the Lincoln area?

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:41 PM

Damn quiet here in Sussex, no takers yet! Apathy rules! whistling.gif sleep1.gif

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 01:27 PM

QUOTE(brianmole @ May 5 2007, 12:41 AM) View Post

Damn quiet here in Sussex whistling.gif sleep1.gif


LOL

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#79 DJBJ

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:30 PM

Anyone in the Leeds/West yorkshire area willing to offer an 18 year old CD DJ a chance to learn.

I am a nice guy and just want to be given the chance to learn by anyone giving me the offer!

Please PM me.

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#80 slug boy

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 08:40 PM

QUOTE(brianmole @ May 5 2007, 12:41 AM) View Post

Damn quiet here in Sussex, no takers yet! Apathy rules! whistling.gif sleep1.gif


well, if you gat anything in west berks area, i'd happily come roadie for you. i'm big and strong and willing (/need) to take some tips!



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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:08 PM

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if you gat anything in west berks area,


how close to Reading are you...?

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:13 PM

Well ime willing to give anyone some training if they want to roadie for free lol.

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 10:34 PM

QUOTE(DJ Marky Marc @ Jun 11 2007, 10:08 PM) View Post

how close to Reading are you...?


(checks back 1 month later!)

only in Newbury... 14 miles from reading...
Mrs slug's in Bracknell, so always between the 2

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:47 AM

well my office is in Basingstoke, and i live in camberley.. so your welcome to come out with me and Roadie

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Posted 14 August 2007 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE(slug boy @ Aug 13 2007, 11:34 PM) View Post

(checks back 1 month later!)

only in Newbury... 14 miles from reading...
Mrs slug's in Bracknell, so always between the 2



I DJ in high wycombe/marlow/beaconsfield alot if they are not to far for you to pop to.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE(Chris_Pointon @ Sep 22 2004, 08:27 PM) View Post

Okay, I know that taking on a roadie or trainee is either for you or not for you depending on whether you perfer to work alone, or have no reason to require any additional help, but consider this....

First of all there have been several visits by members to other members, during their functions, not to spy or to steal ideas but to just view how another DJ works, and see how different their preformance is compared to their own, pick up new ideas and be able to share the same space, without fear of suspicion, icy stares and back stabbing comments, or stigma of having to introduce yourself with those immortal words "Hi, I'm a DJ too" rolleyes.gif .

There are also members here, both young and old who are getting the benefit of advice and training from more experienced DJ's, and are now helping each other on a fairly regular basis. Yes, the words "help each other out" used to bring pails of hysterical laughter in those bygone days before the internet when the thought of helping another Dj out, would bring fear of a plague of locusts to your door. Years ago, DJ's would never speak to each other, let alone offer help, thankfully those days have gone!.

Some DJ's still use the excuse 'But I can't afford to employ a Roadie'. Wrong, consider the fact that in exchange for your advice and training, you are getting the addition of another pair of hands to carry all of that heavy gear, up those stairs!. By helping somebody out you exchange like for like and Fair exchange is no robbery.

I know that there are DJ's out there, who are either too proud or too old fashioned to admit that they could do with some help, or at least some conversation during those long buffett breaks! :) , I also know that there are people out there who are desperate to learn the business properly. Not from some Dj Workshop, college course, Text book, or DVD but from getting some real training from real DJ's, at real functions.

Now, why not bring the two together?, this forum is growing on a weekly basis, and whilst there may not be a DJ or Roadie in your local area today, who can say there won't be tomorrow?. We already have a highly successful Gig swap section which itself is growing, so why can't we do the same with finding Roadies for DJ's and DJ's for Roadies?.

I'm not talking long term committments, or contractual obligations here, I'm just asking those working DJ's to consider allowing another person from the forum to attend at least one gig with them :) . Who knows, you may find that person willing to help you on a regular basis, or have a potential professional DJ to fill in for you during holidays or to run that 2nd roadshow you've always wanted to start......

I know some people need long term training, and others are perhaps already working gigs, but just need a little push in the right direction with regard to handling certain gigs, which they may not have done before.

So how about it?, any DJ willing to take somebody to one gig with them and share a little advice and experience then post below, including your immediate area.

The same applies to any Trainee or existing DJ who needs a little bit of advice and would like to accompany an experienced Dj for a Nights work, please post below with your immediate area.

Hopefully there will be some people who will meet in the middle :) .

I'll eventually pin this topic in the 'starting out' area and keep it there for a while. Note that it may be a while before you find somebody in the same area as you, but be patient.

Please keep this Post ON TOPIC with offers of help or requests only and for security reasons all participants must be 16 or over
So what are you waiting for?? :)


hi i would be willing to give help i m in somerset (yeovil) and would be willing to give both "on the job" training and what i call behind the scenes work ie how it all plugs togwther and why!

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:14 PM

I was advised to move the post onto this forum instead... Sorry if you have read already!!!

I have spotted on here that other DJs are willing to help other DJs improve.

I am looking for an experienced DJ who is willing to allow me to come to one of their gigs and pick up some tips. In return I will provide my services as a roadie for the night.

I am free every weekend in November (apart from first weekend) as my missus has requested a holiday as we have had a hectic July, Aug, Sept and Oct.

I am based in south west, so ideally looking for someone in Devon, Somerset, Bristol areas.

The reason for my enquiry is that I get a good reponse in about 6 out of every 10 discos I do, but the other 4 have proven to be really hard work. I just want to see another DJ in operation and share ideas.

PM me if you are interested.

Cheers
Mike




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