Wedding DJ Hire from the Hi-Life

Since I founded the company, back in 2006 from my record shop (Soul Alley) in Leeds our mobile DJs have played several thousand weddings up and down the country, many of them in the North East. Our Music Planner service means that every wedding set is unique and tailored to the couple's wishes. You can find more information on our promotional video, on the equipment page and the main page of the site.

Below you can read some testimonials from just a small selection of the weddings we have DJ'd at in the last few years.

We have played over 100 gay / same sex weddings and civil partnerships in recent years and our policy is one of gender equality.

As I only update the site periodically (at quiet times of the year) I email up to date feedback as a text file to you if you make an enquiry. You may need to scroll if looking at the site on a mobile or small tablet.

Mark Hi-Life

Venue:  the Bridge Inn, Walshford, North Yorkshire

DJ:  Darren Baxter

Music genres:  rock & roll, motown, sixties soul, funk, classic rock & indie.

Favourite track(s):  Ike & Tina Turner "River Deep, Mountain High" & Neneh Cherry "Buffalo Stance"

They said:  "The music was exactly what we wanted and Darren timed tracks and judged the mood perfectly - even catering to the eclectic requests of the very drunken die-hard guests at the end of the night after we had gone to bed, which we are so grateful for."

Venue:  marquee at Villa, Farm, Near York

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  swing jive, funk, disco, pop & indie

Favourite track(s):  Jack Johnson "Better Together" (the track they walked down the aisle to)

They said:  "Just a quick note to say thank you for helping to make our wedding day as fab as it was. The music was great, and exactly what we were after!"

Venue:  the KP Club, Near York

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  funk, soul, old skool hip hop, house

Favourite track(s):   Launceston Male Voice Choir "Trelawney" (traditional Cornish song), Teddy Pendergrass "Close the Door" (first dance) & Eric B & Rakim "I Know I Got Soul"

They said:  "Thank you to Ziggy & yourself for organising the music for the wedding. Ziggy's DJing was amazing, especially the scratching for the breakdance routine. Dance floor was packed all night."

Venue:  Halifax Golf Club, West Yorkshire

DJ:  Charlie C

Music genres:  soul, funk, disco, rock, pop & indie

Favourite track(s):  Luther Vandross "Never Too Much"

They said:  "Charles went down a storm! He was fantastic! Prompt, personable, he played songs when people asked for them, he was excellent. Guests have all said he was brilliant and the dance floor was full all night!"

Venue:  Sandal Rugby Club, Wakefield

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  rock, metal, punk & ska

Favourite track(s):  Rancid "Roots Radical" & Slayer "Angel of Death"

They said:  "We had a great day & it was topped off by your performance in the evening. I've always said I wanted to mosh & do a wall of death at my wedding & we managed both! You exceeded all expectations."

Venue:  Pendle Heritage Centre, Nr Colne, Lancashire

DJ:  Darren Baxter

Music genres:  soul, funk, indie, electro, new wave

Favourite track(s):  LCD Soundsystem "All My Friends" (end of night song)

They said:  "Thank so much for getting Darren Baxter to come & play for us. Some great tunes, all mixed to perfection. Even my dad was dancing to Rock The Casbah! Never seen him dance EVER!"

Venue:  Hebden Bridge Town Hall, West Yorkshire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  northern soul, motown, reggae, urban & bhangra / bollywood

Favourite track(s):  Himesh Reshammiya - "Aashiq Banaya Aapne (remix)"

They said:  "I just wanted to drop you a line and say a big thank you for all your hard work on our wedding day. The music was amazing - everyone said you was the best wedding DJ they had ever heard!"

Venue:  Springfield House Hotel, Preston, Lancashire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  motown, northern soul, funk, modern soul & house

Favourite track(s):  Kirk Whalum & Wendy "All I Do (Is Think About You" & the Source Ft Candi Staton - "You Got The Love"

They said:  "Thanks again for DJing our wedding. You did a great job. You made our night. Expect a few enquiries from our friends in coming months!"

Venue:  the Pack Horse, Market Street, Hayfield, Derbyshire

DJ:  Darren Baxter

Music genres:  funk, rock, hip-hop, indie & dance

Favourite track(s):  Jay-Z & Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind" & Frank Sinatra "New York, New York", as we got married in the Big Apple.

They said:  "I just wanted say a big thank you to yourself and Darren. To yourself for all of your help booking and organising and to Darren for doing a fantastic job on the night. It couldn't have gone better and I would recommend Hi-Life Entertainment to anybody."

Venue:  Waterside Hotel, Didsbury, Manchester

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  afrobeat, highlife, reggae, funk & soul

Favourite track(s):  Al Green "Let's Stay Together"

They said:  "Hi Mark, well it's done now! Thank you so much for supplying the DJ, (DJ Ziggy), he was wonderful and think he quite enjoyed the evening himself."

Venue:  Barnsley Rugby Club, South Yorkshire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  northern soul, ska, irish music, indie & punk

Favourite track(s):  Jackie Wilson "Higher & Higher", Camera Obscura "Lloyd, Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken", Specials "Ghost Town"

They said:  "Thanks again for last night Mark you properly rocked it, as I knew you would!! the music you played was awesome. hope to see you soon!"

Venue:  East Keswick Village Hall, North Yorkshire

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  soul, disco, 80's, dance & indie

Favourite track(s):  Lucy Pearl "Don't Mess With My Man"

They said:  "Mark, just wanted to say thank you for a great DJ - Ziggy. He got it just right and the dance floor was full from the first song he played! Everyone commented on how good the DJ was."

Venue:  the Place, Manchester

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  rock & roll, punk, alternative & indie

Favourite track(s):  Placebo "Nancy Boy" & Ash "Girl From Mars"

They said:  "Just a quick note to say thank you for making our evening do the best wedding disco ever! We've had nothing but great feedback and it was so much fun. I would recommend your company to anyone in need of a DJ."

Venue:  the Deansgate, Manchester

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  northern soul, motown, manchester indie & dance

Favourite track(s):  New Order "Temptation"

They said:  "People still talk about how great our wedding 'party' was and it completely down to you."

Venue:  the Roast, Leeds

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  soul, motown, ska, funk, reggae, old skool hip hop, indie rock & punk

Favourite track(s):  Elvis - "Viva Las Vegas" (as we were married in Vegas, by the big man).

They said:  "All I can say is wow! Last night was amazing for both Russ and I and all our guests; everyone has commented on how amazing Ziggy was and how different his set was from your normal wedding DJ. The service you offer is second to none, completely stress free and whatever you are doing works like magic. "

Venue:  Whalton Village Hall, Near Morpeth / Newcastle, Northumberland

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  rock, soul, indie, hip hop, grunge, emo, drum & bass

Favourite track(s):  Rage Against The Machine "Killing In The Name"

They said:  "It was clear that you completely understood what style of music we were after from early evening through to the very last song. It was brilliant to see the dance floor busy all night long, that's exactly what we had hoped for! It was BRILLIANT!! "

Some recent weddings that Hi-Life DJs have played in the Newcastle and North East:

Venue Location Details
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 23rd November 2017

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

Leeds & Yorkshire
Sheffield & Derbyshire
Edinburgh & Scotland
Manchester & Cheshire

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

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