DJ Andrew Marston
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Andrew Marston | Radio Presenter • Music Producer • Club DJ
On The Record with Andrew Marston Pt 2
About DJ Andrew
BBC Presenter • Video DJ • Music Producer • Piano & Synthesisers || "The BBC DJ that discovered chart-toppers Ellie Goulding & Becky Hill"
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Electronic, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Electronica, Electro-Swing, EDM, Dubstep, Garage, House, Ibiza club, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, Motown, R&B, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Pop rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
Audio engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Composer, MC, Live looping, Accompanist
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Regular work includes broadcasting for the BBC. Therefore anything starting earlier may require me to find cover, so I'll need as much notice as possible. Late events will equally mean I'm not able to take early presentation shifts. Having said that, my regular pricing includes up to 2am, which tends to cover most eventualities!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I normally perform throughout the entire event, no breaks. But if you'd like to run background music before the event begins, I can supply an iPod cable for that very purpose.
How much time do you need to set up?
Setup can be as little as the duration of a song. But if you're after full equipment hire (lights/smoke/PA) then you're looking at around an an hour (+30 minutes if transporting equipment up/down stairs). De-rig takes approximately 30-45 minutes.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I carry request forms with me and I’m happy to take suggestions on the night. Nowadays, I get more people saying “here’s what we don’t want” than list of what they do! For that reason, requests from joe-public I'll take on merit. Don't worry - if I'm in the middle of a house set with a packed dancefloor, I’m not going to bang the brakes on and play AC/DC!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I offer two pricing options - DJ only / DJ + Equipment. My only requirements are 3 plug sockets fairly close to the performance area. Standard setup includes LED, laser and strobe lighting, smoke, a 3.6M projection screen for special FX, a state-of-the-art sound-system with plenty of clarity and bass, a DJ booth and virtually no visible wiring.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I am happy to play any genre of music and individual pieces, but please inform me of any rare records in the week leading up to the event.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
My sets. Most people feel like I've taken on a complete musical journey, not just playing the hits but digging out forgotten classics while introducing them to their new favourite record. For every request, I get people asking me to "write down this song". I'm confident and clear on the mic, happy to interact and I'm not scared of putting on 'a show'!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
• BBC Radio 1 • BBC 6 Music • Ibiza Rocks, San Antonio • Scala, London (Resident) • Naughty But Nice, Hereford (Organiser/Promoter) • Play, Hereford • Velvet/Tramps, Worcester (Resident) • LakeFest & Big Chill, Eastnor Castle • Upton Sunshine Festival • Nozstock Festival, Bromyard • Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse • The Kerry, Hereford (Resident)
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
That is a list that is forever changing! Although I'm proud to say I was the first person to ever play Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill and Peace on the BBC!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Those would have to my festival performances, where I'm joined by a singer, rapper, saxophonist and percussionist while I play live synth. I believe it's just as important to visually entertain an audience as well as blessing their ears with incredible sound!
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