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. 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 couple of years, both in Yorkshire and further afield. I am coding this site myself and it is bringing a small tear to my eye remembering all these weddings!

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.

Thanks,
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:  East Riddlesden Hall, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  motown, soul, disco & pop

Favourite track(s):  Crystal Fighters "You & I" (our first dance)

They said:  "We just want to say a massive thank you. You did a great job. I was panicking all night that people weren't dancing however the pictures suggest otherwise, and people were loving the tunes and the atmosphere and lots were up dancing having the time of their lives. So mahooooosive THANK YOU"

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 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 26th May 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

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