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Tony J

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Wolverhampton
DJ Tony J is the most exciting World Music Dj with a unique DJ & Percussion quartet setup. Available for wedding, club, and corporate events

My journey in life and my journey in music is an amazing experience which has taken me around the world and introduced me to some amazing people. I believe that music is one of the beauties in life  it can bring peace, unity and happiness in many peoples lives. "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" Bob Marley My journey started at home with my father being my inspiration, he was the lead singer of a band called New Stars of Wolverhampton who were a leading Bhangra Band in the 80’s. As a child I would hear my father rehearsing with his fellow musicians in the front room of our house and I would cry until I was allowed to enter the room and play an instrument. As I grew older I started to play the Dhol and practised everyday as my dream was to play as part of a band and  be confident to play on a stage in front of an audience. When I was 15 my moment of fame came when I played my first Dhol performance with AS Kang and I never looked back. I became more passionate and educated on all different instruments including Baja, Dholak, Tabla and Tumbi. My life evolved around music and the journey ahead was exciting.  I have had many Ustad's (Teachers) in my life, including my father Bakshish Singh Jamla who started my musical journey and has been my main inspiration and idol. I spent a lot of time with Kuldip Manak on his UK tour and he taught me to understand folk music I have been blessed to have travelled the world to play music to thousands of people. I have played at many  countries across the World and these include Italy, Germany, USA, Thailand, Singapore, France, Belgium, Kenya, Australia, India, Spain, Malaysia, America. I have played the Dhol in many amazing venues and to audiences up to 10,000 people and have played along side many artists such as Kuldeep Manak, Jassi Sidhu, Silinder Pardesi, Malkit Singh, Surinda Shinda, Nachattar Gill, Shin DCS, Apna Sangeet, Heera, Premi, XLNC, Azaad, Amar Arshi, Ranjit Mani, XLNC & Yudhvir Manak. Throughout my career I have formed many friendships and worked alongside many talented musicians such as The Legends Band and Bhangra All Stars who are the leading musicians in the UK.  As part of expanding my musical skill set I set up my own DJ  from influence and opportunities from Reggie CB Discos and Band Baja. I have performed at many weddings, parties, conferences and festivals across the UK and  my goal for any civil function is to provide a unique, memorable and energetic performance. "When children listen to music, they don't just listen they melt into melody and flow with the rhythm something insides starts to flow with the rhythm. something inside starts to unfold its wings - soon the music are one". Michael Jackson Music is my life and soul, I might sound crazy but my challenge is to inspire and educate the future generation on music and share my experience with them. I am an Entertainer, Dj, Musician and most importantly a Professional.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Electronic, House, Deep house, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

BOB MARLEY - 3 LITTLE BIRDS
DAWN PENN - NO NO NO
MICHAEL JACKSON - HUMAN NATURE
UB40 - KINGSTON TOWN
FAITHLESS - INSOMNIA
BAD BUNNY - MIA
NICKY JAM - X
BRUNO MARS - 24K MAGIC
PUNJABI MC - JOGI
KOFFEE - TOAST
BEE GEES - NIGHT FEVER
JAMES BROWN - FEEL GOOD
MICHAEL JACKSON - LIBERIAN GIRL
DR DRE - STILL DRE
NIGHTCRAWLERS - PUSH THE FEELING
TOM ZANETTI - DARLIN
ANNIE LENNOX - SWEET DREAMS
BEE GEES - NIGHT FEVER
BECKY G - MAYORES
DADDY YANKEE - GASOLINA
GARRY SANDHU - YEH BABY
HIGH HEELS - JAZ DHAMI
MAXI PRIEST - WILD WORLD
UB40 - KINGSTON TOWN
GURU RANDHAWA - HIGH RATE AND LAHORE
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Most events are booked on a 5 hour basis and sometimes in the year i can be doing 2 events in 1 day. If your times change and i have 1 event on then its not a problem, if you change times and it clashes then i can arrange cover for on of events, if you extend on the times then there is extra charge per added hour.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

i can provide music for a whole event, wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions etc

How much time do you need to set up?

It all depends on what package you have booked. My essential package takes an hour and we always like another 15 minutes to give time for myself and staff to get into smart dress and freshen up for event. We take price in appearance at all events.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I always like to ask clients to give me a taste of their favourite music but as a world music dj i like to judge the audience and play something for everyone.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes i have all equipment such as sound systems, lighting shows, all laptop controlled, dance floors, venue uplighting and PA equipment for bands and musicians

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am able to learn any music and make pre made mixes if and when required. I also offer audio recording for best quality

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My music and my hosting. I have lots of energy and a broad taste in music. I do not reply on my setup or other gimmick to promote myself. My musical talent speaks for itself and i can confidently say most of my clients always give me positive feedback and many times i get told i am the best they have seen

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many venues in the UK and abroad. I have travelled all over the world and covered over 50 gigs abroad which shows my experience

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love all types of music but Michael Jackson, Beatles, Bob Marley, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan are artists who changed and influenced the world which i find amazing. I

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I have performed on every continent around the world. My biggest highlight is playing in front of 30,000 in Germany at the celebration event when the Pope came back for first home visit after becoming the Pope in Cologne.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Sunita P, 8 months ago

Great dj. Got the party going from start to.end. played all requests and some of the mixes were amazing. Regular dj within my friends and family for sure. Thanks

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Jas J, 9 months ago

Absolutely smashed it at my brothers wedding today! You got EVERYBODY on the dance floor and we all had so much fun. You catered to all the different tastes in music and even the kids...baby shark went down a treat and my niece was still singing it at the end of evening. Could not recommend you enough! Thank you!!!