DJ Shanks (bespoke musical service!!) is a talented musician/multi-instrumental percussionist who began DJing over 15 years ago. He is a self-confessed ‘crowd-pleaser’ (as every DJ should be!) with a huge character and an infectious personality. He has an impressive client list and fame on the DJ scene both here and abroad, working regularly as one of Europe’s most successful DJ/live percussionist teams and comes highly recommended (“Shanks is a genius”: Emma Thompson, actress).
As a DJ Live percussionist you can expect to hear congas, bongos, timbale, cymbals with an exciting, creative and eclectic mix of world sounds from him. With a long list of impressive clients Shanks is one of the best. He runs his own drumming school and offers his time and talents to local communities too.
- Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace
Prince Harry – private party (Zara Phillips’ engagement party)
Will Young – after party
Damien Hirst – Private party Toddington Manor
Emma Thompson (“Shanks is a genius”) – Launch party Nanny McPhee
Tamara Ecclestone – birthday party
Universal Group (Gilgamesh), Aqua – London, Adidas, Jaguar, Range Rover, Virgin Roof Gardens, Soul 2 Soul – Jazzi B, Bentley (Moscow), Groucho London.
Monaco Olympic Team – Olympic after party
King of Dubai
Royal Academy of Arts (Hang drum set)
DJ Rory A
Rory A specialises in Dance, Deep and Tech House but also blends a high standard of ‘Cheese’ and Chart seamlessly into his sets from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Noughties to Pop, Hip Hop, R’n’B, Old Skool, Retro, Mash-up’s, Golden Oldies, Drum & Bass and more importantly he takes requests!!!
Rory A bought his first turntables at the tender age of 13. After perfecting his beat mixing skills and playing at friends parties, he started DJ’ing at University in London This led to DJ’ing at many London bars, more private parties, many seasons at the infamous Harbour Bar in Corfu during his student years, nearly all of which led to word-of-mouth recommendations for private parties and events in the UK & Europe. He now plays at some of the hottest bars and clubs in London, Ibiza & the Middle East and has entertained the likes of Kate Moss, Richard Hammond, U.K. Aristocracy and USA’s elite party set.
“DJ Rory A is a genius – the dancefloor was literally heaving all night!! Everyone, young and old, loved the cool mash-ups and mixing… thank you so much” – Private Client
“His skill at getting people to dance all night is legendary” – Private Client, ongoing bookings, 2009 to present
KATIE – VIOLINIST
Every couple wants their wedding day to be perfect. After all, it’s one of the biggest events of your life and one of the most important. This is especially true when it comes to choosing the entertainment as you want to get it just right. This is where Talent Events can help make the decision an easy one. If you’ve never considered having a violinist at your wedding, we promise that you will not be disappointed. Katie has performed at many different events around the globe, so you can be content in the knowledge that she will provide an unforgettable and magical performance.
EMMA – SAXOPHONIST
Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday, business or international event, Emma is a DJ saxophonist who has more than enough experience in playing at all of these types of events and more. Emma has established a name for herself within London. In fact, she has become a worldwide hit, touring with lots of familiar names and faces. However, Emma is just as happy playing for small intimate events as she is for those on a larger scale. Whether you’re planning a wedding just for close friends and family, or a small business lunch, she will be more than happy to work with you in order to establish your requirements.
We can also offer a range of other musical performers to perform alongside our agency managed DJs including a percussionist and a range of male/female vocalists so please contact us for further information and to discuss your options.
Many DJ companies ignore than fact that there are many different factors to creating the most exciting and ultimately memorable evening, that’s why our mobile DJ packages include preferred playlists of your favourite songs, set-ups before the start of any proceedings and only the best quality lighting and sound equipment. Wherever your event, Monitor DJ has the solution to your musical requirements and our full attention to detail and experience guarantees to make your event a complete success.
Every DJ booked includes one of our experienced, smart dressed and reliable DJ’s who will play music at a level you are happy with. Working from your pre-chosen playlist of our available 30,000+ tracks, and with years of experience, your DJ will know exactly the right sort of music for your wedding or function.