wedding dj & disco hire in Leeds & Yorkshire

Meet the DJs

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 and availability. You can of course request a quote to book a specific DJ.

DJ Ziggy

DJ Ziggy mixes across the board styles of music seamlessly

Former record label owner, producer 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 and reggae (his family hail from Barbados), although he is very much a Yorkshireman. He plays all styles of music, contemporary and retro from funk and soul, to disco, hip-hop, indie and rock, deep and funky house, urban and electronica.

DJ Darren Baxter

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

Darren joined the company after he mailed me a phenomenal mix tape. He covers all areas of music and 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 and 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 Mark Hepworth

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

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 25 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. As a result there are not too many types of music I don't know about, old and new, underground and mainstream.

I got into music through punk rock and bands like the Clash, who opened my mind to many diverse areas of music, especially those from different cultures and continents.

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

I also head up the Jazz Club Collective, alongside Barry Smyth (Barryshere)

DJ Jim Bluefoot

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

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.

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

DJ Charlie C

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

Charles joined up with Hi-Life in 2012. He has made a big impression in that time and has become one of the key DJs, playing weddings 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, as he has an extensive knowledge of music old and contemporary

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

DJ Rich Banks

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

Rich also joined Hi-Life in 2012, and has featured regularly in that time, having a residency with myself in Leeds, playing northern soul, Motown, ska, rocksteady and funk, as well as playing diverse private parties.

He is very good at working to a brief and covering specialist sets.

Rich also covers Rock & indie and is very good at doing Craig Charles type sets too.

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

DJ Rick Cage

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

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, doing weddings and parties, 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 Fuzzy Jones

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

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 and Move On Up), the Wardrobe and residencies at North Bar and the Midnight Bell, Leeds.

Her main specialities are deep funk, soul, northern soul, disco, sixties, psychedelia, 50's and 60's RnB, glam rock and a touch of rock and roll.

She also has a successful singing career (see link below).

Fuzzy Jones Bandcamp

DJ Baboon

book DJ Baboon for turntable based mixing

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.

DJ Thomas Mooney

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

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.

DJ Jackson Lee

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 Adrian Playle

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 Jonathan Wright

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

Jonathan is a fairly new recruit for us at Hi-Life, having been with us just over 2 years, 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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DJ Brenie B

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

Brendan, being the youngest member 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.

DJ Maree

book DJ Maree for Motown, pop and rock

Maree has been DJing for a decade 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.

J William

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

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.

DJ Bryn

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

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.

DJ Fekix

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

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.

Fekix on Bandcamp

DJ Brett Jackson

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

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

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

DJ Ritchie Barrow

book DJ Ritchie Barrow for house techno disco and rock

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 & 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 & 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 Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East and Northumbria:

Venue Location Details
Le Petit Chateau Otterburn, Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing northern soul, indie and pop for wedding disco
Doxford Hall Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth, playing alongside Beatles tribute band
Maritime Centre Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Nortumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
Le Petit Chateau Otterburn DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
As You Like It Bar Jesmond, Newcastle DJ Rick Cage playing wedding DJ set of hip hop, rock and pop
Black Horse Beamish, County Durham DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set of indie, soul, dance & funk
Nunthorpe Squash Club Middlesbrough DJ Ziggy playing engagement party
Baltic Centre Gateshead DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set
Healey Barn Corbridge, Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing eclectic disco & funk wedding set
Durham Town Hall Durham DJ Rich Banks playing wedding set
Middleton Lodge Scotch Corner DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set.
Beamish Hall North East DJ Dan Moore, playing a wedding disco set
Newton Hall Newton -on-Sea, Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
Hexham Winter Gardens Hexham, Northumberland DJ Mark Hepworth playing wedding DJ set
Durham Town Hall Durham DJ Rich Banks playing wedding DJ se
Marquee Wedding At Whittingham, Northumberland DJ Dan Moore playing wedding set
Woodhill Hall Otterburn, Northumberland DJ for wedding playing soul, indie & electro
Crathorne Hall Near Yarm, Teeside Wedding DJ set playing 80's & 90's indie set
TAD Conference Centre Middlesbrough Wedding DJ set playing funk, disco, house & techno
Close House Country Club Near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne DJ set foe wedding, playing rock, metal & classic rock
Black Swan Newcastle Wedding DJ set of house, techno & disco
Budle Hall Bamburgh, Northumberland DJ Dan Moore - set playing disco & 90s dance for wedding party
Horton Grange Hotel Ponteland, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne DJ for wedding playing across the board set
Hallgarth Manor Hotel Pittington, Durham Wedding DJ set playing rock, metal, punk and ska
Lumley Castle Chester-Le-Street, Durham Wedding disco playing indie and pop
The Grand Hotel Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear Wedding DJ, playing indie, pop motown, soul, sixties r&b & funk
The Ship Inn Holy Island, Northumberland DJ Dan Moore wedding disco set
Newcastle United Football Club Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Wedding disco playing with live band.
As You Like It Bar Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Wedding DJ set playing 90s dance, chart, pop and motown
Raven Hall Ravenscar, Near Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorks Wedding disco playing with live band.
Close House Country Club Near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, North East DJ set playing rock & indie
the Black Swan Newcastle-Upon-Tyne D set for wedding playing soul, funk, house and techno
Whalton Village Hall Near Morpeth, Northumberland Wedding DJ set playing rock, metal, indie and punk
Eshott Hall Near Morpeth, Northumberland Wedding disco playing indie and pop
Dissington Hall Dalton, near Newcastle-Upon Tyne Wedding DJ set playing 90s dance, chart, pop and motown

Up to date as of 19th March 2018

Not your region? See links to other regions we have DJs based in below. We do also travel to other areas at reasonable milage rates.

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