About Me.

Where shall I begin, well I work out of Blackpool and have been involved with Weddings and various Functions throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. The main area’s I work in are The Lake District,Cheshire, Lancashire and The Ribble Valley.

DJ Gary Mills in The Mix

DJ Gary Mills in The Mix

My work has let me play in  various bars, clubs, hotels and large venues around the country and in Sydney, Australia. Have a look at my testimonials page for full details.

 

 

My Set Up.

Wyrebank Easter 2015

Wyrebank Easter 2015

My set-up is a stylish mobile disco featuring the latest technology in speakers and lighting.

This includes a 1500 watt sound system with comprises of a pair of  Evox 12 Speakers. The Evox 12 won The Portable PA Sound System of the Year award  in California back in January 2017. 

My lighting has been designed especially for high class weddings and includes  my white  and black sparkling Advanced Events DJ booths which are very popular with clients, you can choose which one I use for your Wedding or Event. As well as two UV stage wash lights and two Mirror Ball effect lights I also have an overhead KAM ParBar which can be used for static colours as well as disco lighting. I have full control of my lighting rig and  try to use my lighting to enhance the venue.

For the Bride and Grooms first dance I usually train white or coloured lighting into the middle of the dancefloor. In doing this it allows everyone to see how beautiful the Bride is in her dress and lets the Wedding photographer  get some brilliant images of the first dance. My sound and lighting equipment is very professional. I am always investing in new equipment, aiming for a neat and modern look with no messy cables on show.

If required my wireless microphone and corded microphone,both high quality Shure microphones can both be used for public speaking.

All my equipment is fully PAT tested every year and well looked after. I am also a proud member of Equity which covers me for £10 million Public Liability annually.

 

 

 

Your Evening Reception.

Your evening reception is the time for letting your hair down and celebrating your wonderful wedding day – It’s time to party!

A great Wedding DJ can really make a difference. It is one of the final memories your guests leave with, and finding the right Wedding DJ is essential to the success of your Evening.

You can be involved in the planning of the music or just kick back and let me do my thing.  I have over 17 years of experience and advice to ensure your party is one to remember.

I will help supervise your evening, liaising with catering staff, bands and artistes, to make sure your evening runs smoothly and is perfectly stage-managed.

My Big Box Of Tricks.

Its All about Fun!

Its All about Fun!

I carry with me my Big Box of Tricks full of stage props,inflatable guitars and fun bits and pieces. These have been going down a storm at recent Weddings and is all part of the price…..but if you do not fancy this at your Wedding just let me know and I will leave it at home!!

 

I also carry with me a spare amp, spare mixer, spare radio mic and spare leads so if a main piece of my audio equipment lets me down I always have backup. This has never happened yet but if ever I am ill on your Wedding Day I do have various DJ contacts who would be able to cover for me.

I am happy to play requests on the night for guests and also do not have a problem with working from your prepared set list. There can also be as much pre event communication as required to ensure we get it just right on the night. I will also act as the host for the evening,making any introductions & announcements as required to make the evening flow smoothly and to plan.I am also available for toast mastering of your wedding breakfast. This includes the introduction of the wedding party into the room, me playing background music of your choice throughout your meal and the introductions of the wedding speakers.

 

 

WEDDING AND EVENT EXTRAS.

Up lighting at Clifton Arms Hotel

Up lighting at Clifton Arms Hotel

Available to hire are my LED mood lights and wall washes. These are high powered,inconspicuous lights that can add a bit of colour to your room. These are great for giving a dark corner of a room colour and life. I can usually programme the lights to co-ordinate them with your Wedding or Party colours. If you have hired me as your DJ the price for hiring the lights is either £15.00 per light or £125.00 for 12.

 

 

Confetti-Cannons

Confetti-Cannons

I also have a Wedding Party Pack that can be purchased to enhance your Special Day. The pack consists of 10 inflatable Guitars and Microphones as well as a Giant Confetti Shooter Cannon that can be used either during your First Dance or for a Grand Finale at the end of the night. The price for this pack is £35.00

 

VENUES I REGULARLY  WORK AT.

I am on the preferred Wedding Suppliers List of the following Venues…

The Inn At Whitewell  in The Ribble Valley.

The Merewood Country House Hotel near Windermere.

The Grand Hotel  St Annes On Sea.

The Barton Grange Hotel  near Preston.

Springfield House Hotel  on The Fylde Coast.

The Cragwood Hotel  near Windermere.

The Wild Boar at Crook  in The Lake District.

The Clifton Arms Hotel  Lytham.

 The Belsfield Hotel   Bowness on Windermere.

The Lowwood Hotel and Spa  Windermere.

 

MY MUSIC.

I have had a wide range of influences regarding music…..here are a few of them off the top of my head…. Dean Martin, Michael Jackson, T-Rex, Led Zeppelin, Lionel Richie, Al Wilson, Robin Thicke, Diana Ross, The Stone Roses, Stevie Wonder, The Undertones, Earth Wind and Fire, Ray Charles, Black Eyed Peas, Jackie Wilson, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Daft Punk, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Basement Jaxx,David Bowie, Coldplay, Bill Haley And The Comets,Marvin Gaye, Oasis, Paolo Nutini, Ella Fitzgerald, The Clash, The Jam, Queen, Deep Purple,Destiny’s Child and B*witched to name a few!

 

As well as playing all the usual Party Classics the list below will give you a rough idea of some of the other types of music I can turn my hand too.

 

Background Music

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Four Tops – Sugar Pie Honey Bun

Jackie Wilson – Sweetest Feeling

Green Day – Time of your life

Bryan Ferry – Lets stick together

Curtis Mayfield – Move on up

Aretha Franklin – Think (freedom)

Sister sledge – We are Family

Bob Marley – One Love

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

Fairground Attraction – Perfect

Paolo Nutini – Ten Out Of Ten

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes

Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Mainstream

Candi Staton – Young Hearts, Run Free

Billy Ocean – Love really hurts without you

Barry White – You’re my first my last my everything

Frankie Valli – December oh what a night

Stevie wonder – Superstition

Earth wind and fire – September

Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines

Elgin’s – Heaven must have sent you

T:Rex – I  Love To Boogie

Tina Turner- Proud Mary

Rolling stones – Satisfaction

Doobie brothers – Long train running

Stevie wonder – Signed sealed delivered

Foundations- Build me up buttercup

Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl

Luther Vandross – Never too much

Jocelyn Brown – Somebody else’s guy

Sugerhill Gang – Rappers delight

Grand Master Flash – White lines

Young MC – Know how

Shalamar – Night to remember

Michael Jackson – Don’t stop till you get enough

O’Jays – Love train

James Brown – Sex machine

UB40-Cherry Oh Baby

Fatback Band – I found lovin

Chaka Khan – I’m every woman

Lionel Richie – All night long

Wham – Club tropicana

Madonna – Into the groove

5ive – Megamix

Dirty Dancing – Megamix

Bay Watch Theme

Indie/Rock

The Killers – Mr Brightside

The Smiths – This Charming Man/ There is a light that never goes out

Stone Roses – I am the resurrection/Sally cinnamon

Kaiser Chiefs – I predict a riot

Oasis – Some Might Say

The Jam – A town called malice/That’s entertainment

The Undertones – Teenage kicks

AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie/Back In Black

The Clash – Rock the Casbah

Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire

The Wannadies – You and me song

Pulp – Disco 2000

Free-All Right Now

Guns N Roses-Paradise City/Sweet Child O Mine

Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer

Blur – Parklife

Queen – Don’t stop me now

James – Laid/Come home

The Charlatans – The only one I know

The Cure – Love cats/Friday’s I’m in Love

Primal Scream – Rocks

Happy Mondays – Step on/Kinky afro

Modern  RnB

Beyonce-Crazy In Love/Single Ladies

50 Cent-Candy Shop (radio edit)

Kanye West-Gold Digger (radio edit)

Justin Timberlake-Mirrors/Sexyback

Shakira-Hips Don’t Lie

Mark Ronson Feat Amy Wine house – Valarie

Sean Paul-Temperature/Shake That Thing

Sean Kingston-Fires Burning

Rhianna – Shut up and drive/Umbrella

Nina Sky – Move ya body

Black Street – No diggity

Club Anthems

Eric Prydz – Call on me
The Prodigy – Out of space
the original – I love you baby
N-Trance-Set You Free
The source feat Candi Staton – You got the love
Massive attack – Unfinished sympathy
Robin S – Show me love
Bizarre inc – Playing with knives
Sub sub – Aint no love aint no use
Gadjo – So Many Times
DA Hool – Meet her at the love parade
Holy Ghost-Superman
Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar
Faithless – Insomnia

I always dress for the occasion whether it be a dinner suit and bow tie, smart shirt and tie with waistcoat or if you are having a theme night, ie 70s night I have various outfits I can bring along to join in with your fun.

Gary Mills

If my sound system is needed by anyone wanting to play a guitar or sing a song to a backing track they can easily access my amp and speakers. I have a ginormous Cd collection….over 20 years worth of collecting….that goes everywhere with me. I am a bit of a music geek, ranging from songs from as early as 1927 and goes right up to the present day. I can cater for all types of requests from Glen Miller Evenings, 60s, 70s and 80s nights right up to the latest dance, R&B, club sounds.

I like to talk to you about your wedding or party beforehand, perhaps have a meeting over a coffee or a glass of wine and get to know your musical tastes, the songs you really like, as well as songs to avoid at all costs. I have plenty of cheesy songs in my collection and know how to get the best out of them but will only do so if I am asked to. All my music is on CD, no computers here guys, no pre-arranged playlists, I like to watch the audience,read the crowd and play the right music for that moment in time,it works a treat!