wedding dj & disco hire in Sheffield and Derbyshire

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, many in Sheffield and South Yorkshire and the peak District, as well as up and down the country. Our Music Planner service means that every wedding set is unique and tailored to the clients' wishes.


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 Sheffield area and further afield.


We have played over 100 LGBT weddings and civil partnerships in recent years and hopefully there will be many more in the future.


As I only update the site periodically, I email up to date feedback as a text file to you if you make an enquiry. You can also find reviews on our Facebook page (social media links are at the bottom of each page).



bespoke wedding DJ Darren Baxter is based in Chesterfield and covers Sheffield, the Peak District and Derbyshire

Venue:  the Bridge Inn, Walshford, North Yorkshire

DJ:  Darren Baxter

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

Favourite track(s):  Ike and Tina Turner "River Deep, Mountain High" and 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."

wedding DJs from Sheffield, covering soul, funk, disco, house and indie music

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!"

funk, soul, hip hop and house for wedding DJ set hire from Sheffield

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 and Rakim "I Know I Got Soul"

They said:  "Thank you to Ziggy and 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."

funk and soul specialist DJs from Sheffield area - DJ Charlie C

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!"

rock and metal specialist wedding DJ service

Venue:  Sandal Rugby Club, Wakefield

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  rock, metal, punk & ska

Favourite track(s):  Rancid "Roots Radical" and 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 and do a wall of death at my wedding & we managed both! You exceeded all expectations."

bespoke wedding DJ service covering Sheffield, Barnsley, Derby, Nottingham and beyond

Venue:  East Riddlesden Hall, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  motown, soul, disco and 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"

Darren Baxter head of our Sheffield and Derbyshire region DJs weddings and private events

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 and play for us. Some great tunes, all mixed to perfection. Even my dad was dancing to Rock The Casbah! Never seen him dance EVER!"

northern soul, Motown, disco and Bhangra DJ set

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!"

wedding DJ hire covering electic areas of music

Venue:  Springfield House Hotel, Preston, Lancashire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

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

Favourite track(s):  Kirk Whalum and Wendy "All I Do (Is Think About You" and 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!"

wedding DJ set in Hayfield, Derbyshire

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

DJ:  Darren Baxter

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

Favourite track(s):  Jay-Z and Alicia Keys "Empire State of Mind" and 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."

wedding DJs playing funk and hip-hop

Venue:  Waterside Hotel, Didsbury, Manchester

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  afrobeat, highlife, reggae, funk and 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."

alternative wedding DJs from Sheffield

Venue:  Barnsley Rugby Club, South Yorkshire

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

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

Favourite track(s):  Jackie Wilson "Higher and 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!"

festival style wedding DJ sets

Venue:  East Keswick Village Hall, North Yorkshire

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  soul, disco, 80's, dance and 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."

alternative and indie rock wedding DJs in South Yorks

Venue:  the Place, Manchester

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

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

Favourite track(s):  Placebo "Nancy Boy" and 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."

northern soul, indie, dance DJ set

Venue:  the Deansgate, Manchester

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  northern soul, motown, manchester indie and 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. Thank you so much for playing for us. "

motown, ska, indie wedding DJ from Sheffield

Venue:  the Roast, Leeds

DJ:  DJ Ziggy

Music genres:  soul, motown, ska, funk, reggae, old skool hip hop, indie rock and 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. "

bespoke wedding DJs fro Derbyshire Peak region

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

DJ:  Mark Hepworth

Music genres:  rock, soul, indie, hip hop, grunge, emo, drum and 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!! "


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Tuscan castle Wedding DJ Set
DJ lighting at recent weddings
memorable images from some of our recent wedding DJ sets around Sheffield
Wedding DJ set at Allerton Castle
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Conga
wedding first dance
L.O.V.E.
Overhead dance floor shot from last year's Italian wedding

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


Venue Location Details
H & F Vintage Tearooms Chesterfield, Derbyshire DJ Darren Baxter playing birthday party
Mercure St Pauls Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Darren Baxter - wedding DJ set
Sentinel Brewery Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Darren Baxter playing bespoke wedding DJ set
Workstation Sheffield, South Yorkshire Silent Disco for 18th birthday party
Showroom Workstation Sheffield DJ Rick Cage playing rock / metal and pop
Leopold Hotel Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Losehill Hotel and Spa Edale, Derbyshire DJ Jackson Lee playing wedding disco party
Trafalgar Warehouse Sheffield DJ Mark Hepworth playing soul, motown, northern soul and indie at wedding
Wood Lane Countryside Centre Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Riverside Chesterfield Darren Baxter playing 21st birthday party
Millenium Gallery Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Charlie C, PLAYING 21st birthday, playing chart & r&b
Nether Hall Hathersage, Derbyshire DJ Darren Baxter - wedding DJ set of hip hop, funk, r&b & rare groove
Florentine Sheffield DJ Darren Baxter - wedding DJ set
Showroom Workstation Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ Rick Cage playing indie / rock / metal
Sheffield Millenium Gallery Sheffield DJ Darren Baxter, playing wedding DJ set of indie, soul, motown & 90s dance
The Wig & Pen Sheffield DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set of house & disco
Barnsley FC Barnsley, South Yorkshire DJ Charlie C playing 70th birthday party
Harland Cafe Sheffield DJ Darren Baxter - 40th birthday party
Harland Cafe Sheffield DJ Darren Baxter - 40th birthday party
Peak District Holiday Barn Buxton, Derbyshire DJ Ziggy playing hen night party
Sheffield Millenium Gardens Sheffield, South Yorkshire DJ set for student event, including projector hire
Kelham Island Museum Sheffield DJ Charlie C, playing wedding DJ set
The Maynard Grindleford, Peak District DJ Darren baxter - wedding set
Wentworth Castle Barnsley DJ Rich Banks playing wedding set
Nonnas Chesterfield DJ for wedding, playing funk, soul & house
Townfield Barn Peak District, Derbyshire DJ Darren baxter - wedding set
White Heart Penistone Wedding DJ set
Marr Grange Near Doncaster DJ Charlie C playing 21st birthday party
Haddon Hall Bakewell, Peak District, Derbyshire DJ Darren baxter - wedding set
Chatsworth House Derbyshire Peak District DJ Mark Hepworth, playing indie & rock for wedding set
Marquee at High Peak High Peak, Derbyshire Wedding DJ set with Mark Hepworth
Darwin Hall Conference Centre Derbyshire Peak District DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Wig & Pen Sheffield DJ ZIggy playing wedding DJ set
Bar Abbey Abbeydale Road, Sheffield DJ Ben Jacobs for birthday party playing house & r&b
Yew Lodge Kegworth, Derbyshire DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Whitworth Centre Darley Dale, Derbyshire Pak District DJ Darren Baxter playing wedding DJ set
Haddon Hall Derbyshire Peak District Wedding DJ set playing salsa, latin, r&b & hip hop
Chatsworth House Derbyshire Peak District Wedding disco playing indie and eighties electro pop
Aston Hall Aston, South Sheffield DJ set for 40th birthday, playing 90s dance classics, hip hop, r&b and pop
The Fountain Ingbirchworth, near Sheffield DJ set for 40th birthday, playing indie, chart & pop
Kelham Island Museum Sheffield DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set
The Old Rectory Handsworth, Sheffield DJ Ziggy playing wedding DJ set
Rossington Miners Welfare Rossington, Near Doncaster DJ for 40th birthday, playing an 80s set
Derby Rowing Club Derby DJ Darren Baxter, playing wedding DJ set of indie, soul, motown & 80s music
Halifax Hall Sheffield Wedding playing soul, funk, disco & indie rock


Up to date as of 22nd July 2018

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


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