Toby is the founding member of the Hampshire DJ Alliance and also writes regular articles for Promobile magazine. He is very passionate about the mobile DJ industry and attends the Promobile Conference once a year as well as organising many other events locally with the HDA.
Toby has been a DJ for over 10 years. He started promoting underground dance music events and later a very popular Latin/Spanish party in Southampton in 2003, which ran for 2 years. He soon started Djing himself in a local nightclub and was then asked to provide the entertainment for a 21st birthday, so very quickly had to buy some lights and a sound system. It was at this point Your DJ was born.
Toby has DJd every function under the sun and has provided entertainment for over 1000 events since 2008. He has played in all manner of venues across Hampshire and has also travelled as far as Devon for a wedding DJ set. Toby is the perfect option for DJing at your wedding as he can adapt to any situation or music genre. He is very big on music and is not afraid of trying something different if he thinks it might work. He takes great pride in trying to ‘nail’ your playlist and will always try to play as many tracks as possible. He has a very calm nature and realises that it’s your special day, so will always focus the entertainment your requirements.
Toby is one of the main pioneers of DJ’s who can also host weddings and has become very proficient at managing formal events. He hosts about 30-50 weddings a year and has undergone the Marbecca Method, Brian Wroe, Derek Pengelly and Toastmasters International training. He really understands the importance of etiquette at formal events, especially weddings, but approaches it in a ‘normal formal’ relaxed manner and will always adapt to you and your guests requirements.
He has an RCF sound system (with sub bass), wireless microphones, lighting on control (so all the lights go to one colour etc. rather than on random), and an elegant white DJ booth. Set up time is between 20-30 minutes depending on access and his equipment occupies about 2 metre squared of space, although this can be further reduced if necessary.
He can also provide the following optional extras: LED uplighting, mirrorball, TV, nightclub lighting, GOBO projection and a range of microphones (handheld, lapels, condenser).
Toby is married to Your DJ’s photo booth manager Anna and they live near Beaulieu in the New Forest with their two sons and two dogs. He has an advanced GNVQ in Land and Environment and an Hons degree in fisheries, so very much enjoys his long walks as well as carp fishing trips in the New Forest. He is passionate about music, likes almost all genres.
His 3 favourite music types are heavy rock, dance & blues. Typical bands and artists Toby would listen to in his spare time would be Kieszer, Alanis Morrisette, Steve Harris/British lion, Faith no More, Calvin Harris, Greenday, Hozier, Fenech Soler, Biffy Clyro, Taylor Swift, Foo fighters, Gorgon City, Robert Cray, John Mayall, Jess Glynne.
All bookings include a meeting in person with Toby and he can travel up to 10 miles from Southampton to see you. He is a full time DJ so can meet you day and evening (up until 9pm) and can also chat to you on Skype.
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