About Brian Mole
My family business is based in Southwater near Horsham in West Sussex where I live with my lovely wife Helen, our two amazing children; Louise and Simon, and Minnie the cat. Minnie is in fact the head of the family, ruling the roost from the comfort and warmth of our laps. My daughter Louise often helps out at parties and wedding fairs, or as a roadie / technician / driver.
I am very proud to be an expert wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies. Just imagine; I get to meet some wonderful people, and I help them plan and deliver what is essentially the best day of their lives. This really has to be the best job in the world, right?!
Having lived in France and with family there, I am bilingual in French and English, so if you are looking for a French speaking DJ or MC, your search is over!
In 2016 and 2017, I achieved Regional Finalist in the much respected Wedding Industry Awards. This year, I am very fortunate to have been awarded Wedding DJ of the year for 2108 for London and the South East, and hence I am also a National Finalist.
As this business is my full time day job, I have a relentless passion to bring fun, joy and love to each event I work on, and unlike so many of my competitors who have many average DJs of varying ability on their books, I am the DJ who will turn up to visit you, and therefore I am the DJ who will be exclusively working on your event and I am 100% committed to its complete success. Sometimes, I do need to pinch myself to check I am doing this as a career, it really is the best job in the world!
I started DJing in the early 1980s mainly for friends, clubs and peoples’ birthday parties as a hobby. For many years, I progressed, DJing many corporate events, clubs, and weddings alongside a full time day job. A few years ago my IT career came to an unexpected halt, and I decided to make the transition to being a full time DJ and start doing what I love for a living. I have performed at thousands of parties over the years, and have a reputation for getting people dancing and having a good time. Several agencies have me on their books as their premium DJ.
My DJing style
Far from being the stereotypical mobile DJ who has to be the arrogant, know-it-all comical star of the party and is always saying something, I provide a smooth mix of the right music for the audience with just the required amount of appropriate talk and properly rehearsed and prepared introductions, delivered through an exceptionally clear sound system chosen to complement the venue. I am able to ‘read’ audience reactions and physically mix music to a very high standard, ensuring every function is a success.
My musical tastes have their roots in the late seventies and early eighties dance music, from artists such as The Fatback Band, D-Train, Maze, and Soul II Soul. These have progressed through the evolution of dance music as we know it today which gives me passion and enthusiasm for my art. But don’t for one minute think that this is all I can play! I work with my clients to play the music that they love to dance to, and this can be absolutely any style of music.
I am committed to learning new skills, and continue to attend various DJ and MC related courses in order to embrace and make the most of new technology and to learn new skills. My favourite performance tools consist of the awesome Pioneer ProDJ RekordboxDJ DDJ-RZ, XDJ-1000 MKII media players and DJM-900 nexus mixer which enable me to stretch my creative skills to new boundaries.
Master of Ceremonies
A natural part of what I do for my clients on their wedding day is the Master of Ceremonies. I am a Marbecca graduate, having taken the Bronze, Silver and Gold workshops. This workshop and mentor based training has been invaluable in so many ways.
I served as Chairman of SEDA from 2012 to 2015, and as a committee member for some 10 or so years in various positions. The South Eastern Discotheque Association, this is a strong regional association with over 200 members which promotes good practice, health and safety, and the art of DJing. I am always keen to share my skills with other DJs and to network with like minded professional DJs in the industry, and have run several mixing workshops seminars and demos in recent years as well as continuing to improve my skills with regular mentoring and workshops.
I am also a member of NADJ – the National Association of DJs, and am a regular contributor to ProMobile Magazine, the only publication in the UK specifically aimed at Mobile DJs, where they will find technical reviews and articles I have regularly written about the industry.
Houseproud founder and DJ
Alongside DJ’s Marky Marc, David C, Holly Bee and Jonathan Dobson, I am a founding member of Houseproud – an amazing project to bring great house music to those that love it. You can hear some of my mixes on my mixcloud page. All 5 of us had a lot of fun with this project, we played many club nights, a few festivals, and headlined industry events.
The 80’s night founder and DJ
A more recent project, which has been a huge success is The 80’s Night. Having noticed a lack of 80’s entertainment in my local hometown of Horsham, I though it would be a good idea to put on such a night. So, together with a few colleagues, I brainstormed the idea, and The 80’s Night was born. Our first local event at the Holbrook Club in Horsham was a great success, selling out completely two weeks before the event! I have several more dates locked in for these in Horsham, so keep an eye on our Facebook Page, or website for the latest. My colleagues are also running these nights in North London, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire. If you want an 80’s night themed party, just get in touch! And of course, the common question of “Can we come and see you work?” can now be answered by popping in to a Horsham 80’s night!
One of the things that regularly gets commented on is my shirts! Since having left full time employment and corporate life for good in 2009, I though it would be more fun to reflect some personality in what I wear. So, instead of wearing boring white shirts with my suits, you will often find me in a tasteful floral shirt!
Some of my past corporate clients: