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#1 crazy stevie

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:12 PM

Hi all, well i am trying to set up a mobile dj/karaoke service, well i have actually done a few karaoke nights and i have been told my kj skills are coming on fine, ie not afraid of using the mic, having a laugh with people, good introductions etc.
Well what i would realy like is to build on my dj skills, if their any members on here from the north yorkshire area and you could do with a rodie or some help on odd weekends please let me know, i am ok with setting up, using a mixer, i have some decent gear of my own too.
I am about to be retired from work on ill health and i would like to make a career from this, ok so i am 51 but 21 at heart lol, please help me if you can, stevie

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:12 PM

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#3 Robster

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 05:35 PM

Experience from my experience comes from getting stuck in at the deep end so you asking to help out is a great idea! One thing that would be a concern to me is you mention

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name='crazy stevie' date='Dec 7 2009, 03:12 PM' post='248968'
I am about to be retired from work on ill health


I am really sorry to hear that

As you know Djing can be quite physical and sometimes mentally stressful.... ok its not going down pit for 23 hours a day but you still need to be of a certain fitness to DJ especially if your setting up gear.

I can cross fade, i can beat mix , i can identify the key of the track and BPM , i seems to be able to read most crowds with regard to music selection , but i would not class myself as a "mix dj " I have never been criticized on my mixing technique and to be honest for the functions i do and the crowds i do cross fading tracks from one to another seems to work for me.
In my opinion it depends on what sector of the market you wish to appeal to , i could not do a funky house club , or a specialist indie club every night , i know what suits me and my style.

it seems you have a knack with people as your kj skills are great so if your doing a karaoke night no one expects you to be Fat boy slim as well.

Music selection for my nights is the key in my own experience rather than other DJ skills.

I hope your health is well and gets better and i genuinely wish you good luck in finding people who you can gig with ...

all the best Rob

Edited by Robster, 07 December 2009 - 05:36 PM.

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