With more than 20 years of experience in wedding-related sales and marketing, Alan Berg has been called ‘The Leading International Speaker and Expert on the Business of Weddings & Events’. He is also the author of four books which are all available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle and audio formats.
A full-time wedding DJ and master of ceremonies based in Hampshire, Alan Marshall has nearly 40 years of experience, and is currently focused on creating wedding entertainment that is engaging and driven by emotion. He is the Education & Training Officer for the National Association of DJs, having previously served as both a Branch and National Chairman.
A DJ for over 10 years, Andrew also presents a show on his local community & hospital radio station. By day he works in public relations, so is used to writing stories, but this is his first for Pro Mobile (he blames it on being too busy with work, family and DJing!).
Based in NYC, DJ Brian Buonassissi is a successful internationally-traveling DJ/MC specializing in luxury destination private events. He runs a multi-city mobile DJ/event business with offices in Southern California, Florida and New York City. You can connect with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set to celebrate its 25th birthday in 2019, CD Pool is a fully-licensed, legal music subscription service exclusive to DJs. Offering pre-release tracks across a variety of genres, CD Pool’s Mobile DJ Pack will keep your music collection up-to-date with all of the essential UK Top 40 tracks including exclusive clean edits.
A mobile DJ based in East London, Chris Binns has 20 years of experience in the industry. He is a wedding specialist DJ and Master of Ceromonies who is very passionate about his work. Chris is currently undertaking research for a book that he plans to publish later this year to highlight the potential hazards faced by mobile DJs and suggest ways to keep healthy while out on the road.
Harrogate-based DJ Chris Spittal enjoyed an interesting a varied career that took in event management and club door work before he found his passion for mobile DJing. He is now well-established as a successful event DJ specialising in weddings.
With years of experience both as a DJ and a management consultant, David is the founder of sound and lighting gear retailers RSDmusic and is passionate about DJs providing a quality service in exchange for good fees!
With many years of experience as a DJ, Derek Pengelly is the author of two books: ‘Wedding Marketing for DJs’ and the bride-focused ‘Wedding Day Secrets’. Now based in Cyprus, Derek still regularly performs at weddings and other functions and also returns to the UK a few times each year to share his knowledge with fellow DJs through workshops and seminars.
Starting his DJ career in the early 90s at the tender age of 12, Eddie Short progressed from children’s parties through family functions to weddings and corporate events and has since DJed at 100s of events. Eddie has served as Pro Mobile’s editor for 12 years and is passionate about promoting professionalism and excellence in the mobile DJ business.
A full-time DJ for over 30 years, Euan Bass has a wealth of experience to share from DJing in pubs and clubs, to presenting radio shows, as well as running a successful mobile DJ business. Under his stage name, Ian Stewart, Euan now specialises in wedding entertainment but also DJs for a wide variety of other events each year.
Owner and Principle DJ at Funktion DJs, Fabio Capozzi has been working in the industry since 1983 with a background in both club and mobile work. In his third term as Secretary for the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ), his commitment to the industry continues to drive Fabio to share his knowledge and experience with progressive DJs of all ages.
A full-time DJ, specialising in hosting weddings, Gary Evans-Osgood has a wealth of knowledge and experience. He is a well-respected and extremely successful wedding DJ who was recently recognised as the national ‘DJ of the Year’ at the Wedding Industry Awards 2017.
With over 25 years of experience, Glenn Nash runs Genie Discs Entertainment providing mobile DJ and karaoke services throughout Kent. Having hosted karaoke at countless venues over the years, Glenn also organised the popular Pub Idol karaoke competition and is the Vice-Chairman of SEDA, the South Eastern DJ Association.
With a first class English degree, an interest in journalism and a passion for music, Greg Cartwright is Pro Mobile's sub-editor and copywriter. He polishes the English on many of the articles that appear in the magazine, as well as writing a few in his own right.
A DJ since the early 80s, Harry Kilb has built a reputation for putting on impressive mobile shows. Now a full-time professional DJ, Harry specialises in Wedding Entertainment, but also turns his hand to various other parties.
An experienced DJ based in Glasgow, Hugh McGuiness runs Quality Discos, a mobile entertainment business covering bookings throughout Lanarkshire. An advocate of networking and training for DJs, Hugh also offers his services as a Wedding Host, Ceilidh Caller, and Master of Ceremonies.
Having enjoyed a successful career as a club DJ and remixer/producer in the 90s, 'Ian D' Smith has recently returned to the business after a long hiatus to establish himself as a mobile DJ. Although relatively new to the mobile DJ scene, Ian’s stories and lessons learnt from the club world are valuable to today’s mobile DJs regardless of their level of experience.
Following a stint working in clubs during the ‘90s, Jason picked his headphones back up to become a mobile DJ in 2018. Based in Hertfordshire, he now specialises in Weddings, but loves it when a booking lands with ‘90s club classics on the request list! When not DJing, Jason works as a Product Development Manager for a tech start-up and has been involved in website development since the very early days of the internet.
A solo operator, Jim Moore has over 10 years of experience behind the decks and closing in on 20 years of playing in bands that have graced some of Scotland's most famous venues including The Barrowlands and King Tuts. Now fully focussed on DJing and pushing his business to a bespoke clientele, Jim specialises in high-end weddings and the odd corporate event.
Based in Oxford, Joff Thompson has been a DJ for 22 years. Over that time he has done it all – pubs, clubs, bars, boats, weddings, schools and birthday parties – you name he’s been there and played the tunes! Having previously held down long-term residencies, he now focuses on mobile work. Aside from DJing Joff is also a primary school teacher, stand-up comedian and writer.
John Stiernberg is founder and principal consultant with Stiernberg Consulting, the Los Angeles, CA-based business development firm (www.stiernberg.com). John has over 25 years’ experience in the music and entertainment technology field. His book Succeeding In Music: Business Chops for Performers and Songwriters is published by Hal Leonard Books.
With extensive experience in the entertainment industry, both as a professional musician and working in ‘behind the scenes’ roles, Jono Heale is passionate about raising awareness about hearing conservation. As well as serving as a Director for ACS Custom, he sits on the Musicians’ Health Advisory Board for Help Musicians UK, the AFEM Health Working Group and is an advisor for The British Tinnitus Association’s Plug’em campaign.
Based in the Czech Republic, but regularly returning to the UK for gigs, Jules Little is a DJ with over 30 years of experience. Having done everything from mobile to club DJing, radio presenting to stadium announcing, he’s currently resident DJ at the Butlins Absolute ‘80s weekends as well as one of Mastermix DJ’s in-house producers.
Following a career in the army, Leslie Ball became a mobile DJ eight years ago. Based in Burton-on-Trent, he now specialises in weddings providing DJ and hosting services to brides throughout the Midlands.
A DJ trainer and passionate advocate of the mobile DJ industry, Mark has been involved in the industry for over 20 years. Despite being Co-founder and Sales Director of the BPM DJing & Electronic Music Production event, he still finds time to get out in front of a crowd as a DJ and host, both in the UK and abroad.
Based in East Anglia, Nick Chatten is a hugely experienced mobile DJ who specialises in wedding celebrations. He won the The Wedding Industry Awards 'DJ of the Year' for East of England in 2017 and in 2018 was honoured with the Pro Mobile DJ's DJ award, voted for by his peers in recognition of his positive contribution to the mobile DJ industry.
Based in Devon, Paul Radmore's DJ career started 16 years ago when he performed his first gig for a friend's 18th birthday party. Since then he has built up a successful business and now offers his DJ and related services for a wide variety of events across the county.
A full-time mobile DJ and wedding host since 2013, Peter Holding set up his business – All Parties and Events – with his wife Michelle in 2012. Prior to that he spent close to 30 years working in Sales, Sales Management, and finally Corporate Communications, mostly within the banking sector.
An entertainer, speaker, author, advocate, consultant and blogger, Peter Merry is a leading light in the US wedding DJ industry. He was the lead keynote speaker at the 2015 Pro Mobile Conference and will return in 2016 to present the lead keynote session alongside Randy Bartlett in an exclusive joint presentation.
A business mentor and educator with over 30 years’ experience, Rachel Holmes is an expert on branding and social media. With a background in the fitness industry, she has developed a number of hugely successful global brands working alongside companies including Virgin Active & Fitness First. Rachel will be presenting a seminar at this year's Pro Mobile Conference as well as contributing on a regular basis to the magazine.
Richard is a DJ and entertainer based in Bournemouth. His long and varied career has included work as a Club DJ, Comedy Performer, Nightclub Act and has recently turned back full circle to Wedding DJing and entertaining at Children’s parties.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah in the USA, Rob Ferre is a DJ, MC, Host and Speaker and also the owner of market-leading mobile DJ company Life of the Party Entertainment. A natural-born entertainer, Rob loves music and dancing, but he has also developed a passion and expertise for the business side of the DJ industry.
Based in Birmingham, Rob has been a professional mobile DJ for over 20 years. He has also had a long and varied career in addition to DJing, including IT management, audio visual services and event management. Rob is always looking for ways to help improve the industry and has a reputation for over-delivering.
Having performed his first gig as a DJ back in 1978, it was only fairly recently that Roger - forced by losing his 'day job' - became a full-time DJ focusing on wedding entertainment. Now a qualified Toastmaster and Celebrant, Roger's business is going from strength to strength as he builds a reputation for himself as 'the wedding guy'.
The first person in the world to coin the marketing term ‘Mobile Discotheque’ in 1966, Roger Squire personally DJ/compered over 1,200 events in the late 60s and early 70s. Roger’s team of 15 mobile discotheques entertained at over 12,000 events and his Disco Shops sold over 20,000 complete mobile disco systems between 1973 and 1988.
With a degree in English and Journalism and a passion for all things marketing, Sara joined Pro Mobile’s parent company Marked Events Ltd in 2014 as the Marketing and Communication Manager. Having started her career as a journalist for a weekly newspaper, Sara moved on to join an international company as a PR and Marketing Executive gaining lots of advertising experience.
With over 15 awards & 11 years hosting Capital FM’s breakfast show, Stephanie is one of the UK's biggest radio stars. She now hosts the 'Stephanie Hirst Show’ BBC Radio Leeds and her unique ‘Vinyl Revival’ on BBC Radio Manchester.
Expanding into TV, she has presented for ITV’s Lorraine, BBC Breakfast, BBC Inside Out and written for The Guardian & The Independent.
Stephanie still finds time in her busy schedule to perform a string of live DJ / MC events as well as hosting her hugely popular 'Kitchen Belters' show where she mixes up the hits to her 200,000+ followers.
A multi-award nominated Scottish Wedding DJ, Stephen J Elliot is also the owner of a successful coaching business, Your Future Self, where he has worked with the like of Celtic Football Club and Forever Living Products. Stephen lives by the mantra ‘every day is a disco’!
A DJ for the last 18 years, Tom Wellingham is one of the founders of online DJ directory findyour.dj. After spending the last decade working in the hospitality industry, Tom and his colleagues set up findyour.dj with the hope that they could help connect DJs of all kinds looking for work, with customers looking for their services.
Based in London, Tony Winyard has been a DJ for 32 years. He spent 15 years playing in clubs all around the world and also worked in radio for 8 years. He now specialises in mobile wedding entertainment, but also finds time to serve as the Chairman of NADJ London.
Now a successful wedding photographer based in New York, Vanessa Joy started her photographic journey in 1998 and has since earned five college degrees and become an influential business coach in the wedding community. Vanessa has spoken on major platforms such as CreativeLIVE, Wedding MBA and Mobile Beat, in addition to giving talks at numerous conventions throughout Europe and America.