See below DJs available for hire via Hi-Life.


In most circumstances your DJ will be selected based primarily upon the music that you are looking for, as well as the location of the event & availability. You can of course request a quote to book a specific DJ however.

DJ Ziggy


Former record label owner, producer/A&R and massive music fan of all genres, DJ Ziggy needs little in the way of hype.
You can see him on our promotional video, shot in February 2014.
Ziggy has been with us since the company started out in 2006, as he was a frequent visitor to my record shop. He is now a full time member of our team, responsible for client and venue liaison and DJ training too.

He started out being influenced by the original breaks, from early jazz, funk & reggae (his family hail from Barbados), although he is very much a Yorkshireman. He plays all styles of music, contemporary & retro from funk & soul, to disco, hip-hop, indie & rock, deep & funky house, urban & electronica.

DJ Darren Baxter


Darren joined the company after he mailed me a phenomenal mix tape. He covers all areas of music & has a great knack of dropping the right tune at the right time. Whether he is playing a straight up party set, or something more eclectic, he can move seamlessly through styles.

He is now based in Chesterfield, so covers a lot of DJ work in Sheffield, Derbyshire, Nottingham, etc, but still also covers Manchester, Cheshire & Leeds too. He also is a full time member of our team, so you may be hearing from him, even if he is not booked for your event to liaise with you. He is a good choice for marquee based events, as he has sound engineering experience too.

DJ Darren Baxter plays funk, northern soul, motown, indie, disco & house

DJ Mark Hepworth


Hi-Life Entertainment was set up by me, but we are not your typical one man operation, having a team of three full time staff.

What I bring to the table (whether as DJ or agent), is over 20 years working full time in music. I have played guitar in bands, owned and managed a couple of record shops and have been a full time DJ now since 2006.

I'm best known for doing "scooter" or "mod" music; northern soul, tamla motown, ska, britpop, etc, but I do cover all types of music. One of the reasons the company is called Hi-Life is my love of african music, both old and new.

I got into music through punk rock bands like the Clash, who opened my mind to everything from Chuck Berry to Toots and the Maytals and Grandmaster Flash.

I still buy masses of vinyl records for club and bar DJing, but use a digital set up for weddings and parties, running Traktor.

DJ Mark Hepworth plays northern soul, motown, funk, ska, reggae, r&b, punk & indie

DJ Jim Bluefoot


Jim has been with us at Hi-Life from day one. As a promoter & DJ I have known him since the mid 90's when he promoted some brilliant nights at the legendary Leeds Warehouse (It's Obvious & Cushion).

He does less parties for me these days, as he runs DJ School, teaching young people DJ skills. www.djschooluk.org.uk So, as you have guessed he is no slouch on the decks!

He is a man who can turn his hands to most styles, including hip hop, breaks, funk & soul, disco, rave & old skool, D&B, dubstep, bass, ghetto funk, as well as indie & rock.

To sum him up he is a true professional.

hire DJ Jim Bluefoot for funk, hip hop, breakbeat, dubstep, drum & bass, ska & 2tone

DJ Charlie C


Charles joined up in 2012. He has made a big impression in that time and has become one of the key DJs, playing weddings, bar events and lots of 18th and 21st birthday parties He has years of experience DJing, both in his native Sheffield and also on the continent.

Like myself he is a former record shop owner and whilst he is mostly known for playing urban music and dance he can cover many styles, old and new, as he has an extensive knowledge of music.

He has a massive presence, but you couldn't meet a nicer guy.

bookings for DJ Charlie C, playing house, chart, rnb, grime, dubstep, dancehall, bashment

DJ Rich Banks


Rich also joined Hi-Life in 2012, but he has featured regularly in that time, having a residency with myself in Leeds, playing northern soul, Motown, ska, rocksteady and funk

He's well connected on the Leeds music scene and uses the NI S2 and Traktor Pro to DJ with.

Rich also covers Rock and indie, but is happy also covering dance and pop in a set.

In his spare time Rich produces his own music and is heavily influenced by legendary drummer Bernard Purdie.

bookings for DJ Rich Banks, Rich plays sixties mod, motown, northern soul, funk, rock & roll & indie

DJ Rick Cage


20 years as a touring musician, club DJ and producer. Rick has seen and done plenty.

His formative years were in some of London’s most notorious and legendary venues. Either slinging a guitar or spinning some of the dirtiest underground tracks imaginable at places like The Marquee, The Electric Ballroom, Electrowerkz and the Underworld.

In recent times he’s reinvented himself as someone capable of handling any style and as a DJ has a fondness for filth laden electronic styles such as drum n bass and trap. But does plenty of chart and wedding work and has a reputation for solid reliability and old fashioned hard work.

Rumours however that his eyes light up with secret and burning pleasure when asked to spin Rock, Metal and Punk may have some truth to them. Lets face it. The hair is a dead giveaway.

DJ Rick Cage plays rock, metal, punk, as well as soul, funk, hip hop and drum n bass

DJ Fuzzy Jones


When sunset is upon us and day turns to night Fuzzy Jones turns into Funk-Soul DJ, B-Side Girl. Playing pure vinyl (which is rare these days).

She has supplied musical entertainment for many events, club nights and fundraisers, across the country, over the last 12 years, including the Hifi Club (Funk Soul Nation, Move On Up), the Wardrobe and residencies at North Bar and the Midnight Bell, Leeds.

She also plays weddings, bar mitzvahs and really any kind of party you desire (within reason)! Her main specialities are deep funk, soul, northern soul, disco, sixties, psychedelia, 50's, 60's RnB, glam rock a touch of rock n roll.

DJ Fuzzy Jones, Hi-Life's first female DJ, playing funk & soul & more on vinyl for weddings, parties & club events

DJ Baboon


Baboon has been DJing since the age of 15 and in that time has been a scratch DJ for hip-hop groups The Sound Of The Baskervilles and Miniature Heroes; resident at The Wardrobe, Smokestack, Milo and Belgrave Music Hall; played festivals in UK and Europe and supported acts including Jurassic 5, Blackalicious and DJ Yoda.

His tastes run from hip-hop and funk to rockabilly, folk and 70s rock

His set up uses Serato, with Technics 1210's, using time code vinyl for hands on mixing.

book DJ Baboon for turntable based mixing

DJ Thomas Mooney


Born and bred in the cultural melting pot of Bradford his musical influences range from reggae to bhangra and everything in between add to this own Irish heritage and you get a very multi-cultural Dj

A very experienced wedding DJ, who would describe the key to any successful party as “preparation”! Very much a 90s child who has been heavily into the dance music scene since its original days so if it’s house music you want he has this covered!

A very passionate music fan there isn’t a genre he hasn’t studied and loved he would describe his musical interests as eclectic! A customer services professional who is expert at keeping everyone happy from young to old.

book DJ Thomas Mooney, he covers everything from bhangra and reggae to dance, indie, etc

DJ Jackson Lee


Tareck (his non DJ name), has been involved in music since his teens, DJing, managing bands, singing, writing reviews, promoting nights and radio. His most recent radio show 'Sticks and Stones' is a weekly Friday night show on BCB radio in Bradford, playing a range of funky dance, soul, jazz fusion, classic breaks, rare groove and funk.

He has always been influenced by guitar crossover music such as bands like The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Funkadelic and Prince, although claims his number 1 influence is James Brown.

Having played Festivals around Europe, club nights in Leeds and Manchester, as well as weddings, birthdays and special occasions for the last 10 years, Jackson Lee loves nothing more than a good time and a dance floor full of party people!

DJ Jackson Lee

DJ Adrian Playle


Adrian is an experienced bar and club dj with over 20 years experience. He currently has residencies at Sandinista, Smokestack, Black Swan and Norman bar in Leeds but has played in bars, clubs, festivals and parties internationally. He is passionate about all styles of music.

His love of music began with alternative rock and indie but then branched into electronic music, rave, house, techno, electro, dnb, hiphop and breaks through which he discovered the roots of music bringing him back to funk disco afro latin soul reggae ska rnb.

He has supported the likes of dj Premier, Andy Smith, Aim, Kraftykuts, Aquasky, Irration Steppas, Junior Murvin and has played alongside techno greats Laurent Garnier and Sven Vath. He is also a member of UE (Urban Exploration) and produces at their Crooked Acres studio.

DJ Adrian PLayle

DJ Jonathan Wright


Jonathan is a fairly new recruit for us at Hi-Life, having been with us since 2014, but has had many residencies over the years at top venues

He is a personality style DJ and can host speciality nights which include Northern Soul, Reggae, Ska, R'n'B, 70’s, 80’s and current chart music. He has a vast knowledge of most genres of music and has DJ'd some very eclectic sets for us.

He can also play the piano and sings, which can be useful for wedding services.

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book DJ Jonathan Wright for personality style DJing & live music options

DJ Brenie B


Brendan, being one of the youngest members of the current Hi-Life DJ team covers a lot of our 18th and 21st birthday parties. He is based to the south of Manchester, (Cheshire), and is well placed to travel to many of our events on both sides of the Pennines.

As well as covering current chart, house and urban styles he is very knowledgable about all areas of soul and disco, as well as Manchester related music throughout the decades.

He uses Traktor Pro DJ software and Pioneer DJ hardware, as part of his digital set up, run off MacBook Pro.

book DJ Brenie B for 18ths and 21sts in the manchester and Cheshire region.

J William


Joe has 13 years experience collecting and playing records. Career highlights include playing Boiler Room, supporting Bonobo, De La Soul and MF Doom, playing KOKO, Fabric, Bestival, Dimensions and Outlook Festival.

He also has years of experience DJing at weddings, corporate functions and bar nights, playing all areas of music.

He joined us recently, having relocated to York from London, being recommended to us by a local promoter and has already become a key member of the team, due to his wide knowledge and versatility.

book DJ J William for all types of party in the York area and beyond

DJ Bryn


Bryn has been DJing for several years now and has amassed a wide variety of music over that time, both old and new.

He has worked at a broad range of events and has very good technical skills relating to sound equipment, working for a large AV company also, doing corporate conferences and festivals.

His aim as a DJ is to provide a personalised experience, which fits in perfectly with Hi-Life's tailored music service.

book DJ Bryn for a wide variety of parties and bar events

DJ Fekix


Vincent is a very versatile DJ, who can play contemporary electronic music, right through to classic disco sounds. On the club end of things he has had a residency at Boombox Circus at Beaverworks in Leeds and also produces music, working in a band called the Martians. He's currently studying for an MA in Music Production.

He has several years experience covering weddings and private parties, as well as having played support to Utah Saints, Dave Beer and Mouse Outfit.

He also is an audio video specialist, having worked at Jungle Jam and Fractal, which is also something he can offer at events.

book DJ Fekix for techno, disco and more in Leeds area

DJ Maree


Maree has been DJing for 8 years now, following somewhat of a family tradition, as her father and brother are also DJs.

She is passionate about music and has worked all over Yorkshire in many hotels and bars, DJing at weddings and parties. Seeing a full dance floor with everyone singing and dancing along is her main motivation. Her favourite types of music to play are Motown and pop and rock.

Outside DJing, she works as an auxiliary nurse in an A&E unit, which she also finds very rewarding.

book DJ Maree for Motown, pop and rock.

DJ Brett Jackson


Brett is one of the busiest men in Yorkshire's music scene. He owns his own recording / rehearsal studio, is agent for a host of live artists, has his own acoustic duo and manages to fit in some DJing too at weddings and parties!

His own agency site is www.24-live.co.uk

He is available for bookings via Hi-Life. We often use him when clients want a combination of live music and acoustic music.

book DJ Brett for indie, dance, chart, motown, rock & pop

DJ Ritchie Barrow


A fairly recent recruit at Hi-life, but someone who has been on my radar for the best part of 20 years (since my record shop days). He has featured regularly at our residencies at MEATliquor in Leeds

Ritchie is a very experienced DJ and has a passion for lots of styles of music. I'm really pleased to have him on board.

In his spare time he takes part in military fitness and various sporting endurance challenges, which scare me a little!

Ritchie is one of our DJs that offers a vinyl based set too, in the right locations. He also has a digital set up, using Traktor Pro for parties.


Some recent events that Hi-Life DJs have played in the Leeds & Yorkshire Region:

Venue Location Details
Post Office Club York DJ Darren Baxter - wedding DJ set
Refectory, Leeds University Woodhouse, Leeds DJ Mark Hepworth playing NHS awards event
Dark Woods Coffee Marsden, West Yorkshire DJ Rich banks playing indie, soul and motown for birthday party
White Swan Kippax, Leeds Thomas Mooney, DJing monthly Rewind retro house and dance night
Woodthorpe Club Manchester DJ Ziggy playing birthday party
Northorpe Hall Mirfield, Nr Huddersfield DJ Mark Hepworth playing northern soul, indie and electro for wedding
Black Swan Leeds DJ Thomas Mooney playing old skool and house
New Craven Hall Leeds DJ Rich Banks playing engagement party
The Faversham Leeds DJ Rich Banks playing corporate event
New Craven Hall Hunslet, Leeds DJ Jonathan Wright playing corporate event
Natural Retreats Richmond, North Yorkshire DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
Harkers York DJ Ritchie Barrow bar night residency (Saturdays 9 till 1)
De Grey Rooms York DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set of indie, soul, dance & funk
Lamb & Flag Leeds City Centre DJ Jackson Lee playing wedding disco party
Northern Monk Leeds City Centre DJ Ritchie Barrow playing wedding DJ set
The Hospitium York DJ Rich Banks playing 50th birthday
The Faversham Leeds DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
Hi-Fi Club Leeds City Centre DJ Mark Hepworth playing northern soul set
Newton Hall Newton -on-Sea, Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
The Mansion Roundhay Park, Leeds DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Braime Pressings Hunslet, Leeds DJ Mark Hepworth playing irish music for wedding
Decanter Wine Bar Park Row, Leeds DJ Fuzzy Jones playing northern soul set for NYE
Cow & Calf Hotel Ilkley DJ Rich Banks playing northern soul & tampa motown for NYE
Corn Exchange Leeds DJ for surprise 40th birthday party, playing soul, disco & r&b
Leeds Club, 3 Albion Place Leeds City Centre DJ for wedding party, including hire of saxophone player
Villa Farm North York Marquee wedding party - Darren Baxter
Cracoe Village Hall Cracoe, Near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales Mark Hepworth, playing wedding DJ set
Stubbings Wharf Hebden Bridge, Near Halifax Mark Hepworth playing 80's wedding set
Leeds Dock Leeds DJ Mark Hepworth playing 70's set for Sneaky Experience event
Greys Court York DJ Charlie C playing wedding DJ set
Yarnbury Golf Club Horsforth, Leeds Marquee wedding party
KP Club York DJ Mark Hepworth, playing indie & northern soul for 40th birthday party
Oulton Hall Leeds DJ Rich Banks playing wedding set
Marriott Hotel Leeds Corporate Event
Bilton Dene Bilton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire Marquee wedding - DJ set following band, playing garage & r&b
Harewood House Harewood, Near Leeds DJ booking for wedding, playing soul & r&b
Chevin Lodge Otley, West Yorkshire DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Near Wakefield Wedding DJ booking with DJ Ziggy
Old Swan Harrogate Wedding DJ set
Prime Studios Leeds Corporate event - DJ Mark Hepworth
Villa Farm Wiggington, Near York Marquee wedding DJ set and microphones for wedding service
Bolton Castle Yorkshire Dales Wedding DJ set playing rock, metal, indie and punk
Post Office Social Club York Wedding disco playing with live band.
Newburgh Priory Near Thirsk, North Yorkshire Marquee wedding DJ set and microphones for wedding service
Yorebridge House Bainbridge, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales DJ set for wedding and PA for afternoon outdoor use
The Leeds Club Albion Place, Leeds DJ for wedding playing across the board set
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Near Wakefield Wedding disco & microphone hire for speeches and singer.
Otley Rugby Club, Otley, North Yorkshire DJ set for 40th birthday - northern soul, motown ska & britpop
Hillam & Monk Fryston CC Monk Fryston, West Yorkshire DJ Charlie C, PLAYING 40TH birthday disco
Horsforth Rugby Club Horsforth, near Leeds DJ set playing swing & rock & roll for 80th birthday party.
Priory Barn Wetherby DJ set in barn for wedding
Oakwell Hall Birstall, near Leeds DJ Mark Hepworth playing soul, motown, northern soul and indie at wedding
Oulton Hall Rothwell, Leeds DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set
Holdsworth House Halifax, West Yorkshire DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Plough Inn Fulford, Near York DJ Ziggy - New Years Eve party.
Winter Gardens Ilkley, North Yorkshire Wedding disco combined with New Years Eve party
Buck Inn, Buckden Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales DJ for New Years Eve party in aid of the air ambulance.
Harrogate Town FC Harrogate, North Yorkshire DJ for 40th, playing house & dance music
Ossett Old Vic Ossett, Near Wakefield, West Yorkshire DJ for 40th birthday, playing northern soul, motown, disco & deep house
Oulton Hall Rothwell, Leeds DJ for corporate event
Stanley Rodleans RUFC Stanley, Near Wakefield DJ for 18th birthday, playing chart, dance, r&b, dubstep & grime
The Village Hotel Headingley, Leeds Corporate event, supplying conference microphones & disco.
Lazy Lounge Leeds Wedding party, playing house, chart, r&b & funk.
Village Hotel Headingley, Leeds Corporate event
KP Club Pocklington, York 21st birthday party, playing R&B, dance & chart
Oulton Hall Leeds Wedding playing indie & pop


Up to date as of 21st September 2017

Not your region? See links to other regions we have DJs based in below:


Sheffield & Derbyshire
Manchester & Cheshire
Lancashire
Newcastle & North East
Edinburgh & Scotland

We do also travel to other areas at reasonable milage rates.


Mark Hepworth trading as the Hi-Life / Hi-Life Entertainment, 31 Grange Court, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2BZ, UK

DJs for hire via the Hi-Life (Leeds area) for weddings & parties|bar & club events