Dave Mills Crowned Quiz King at Pro Mobile Conference
Despite the wealth of information available to delegates, the variety of prizes offered out by the speakers, and the coffee and cakes between each seminar, the thing the DJs attending the Pro Mobile Conference 2014 really had their eyes on was the Mastermix Quiz first-place prize; a plaque, adorned with a platinum disc, recognising extensive pop music knowledge.
The first day of this year’s Pro Mobile Conference ended with the annual DJ Gala Dinner and this year’s entertainment took the form of a unique live pop quiz. Following a lavish three-course meal and Andy Tain’s acceptance of the Pro Mobile Lifetime Achievement Award, radio legend Mark Goodier took to the vibrantly-lit stage to host ‘The Chart – the only music quiz that counts’.
Slightly different to your average pop quiz, players were each given their own buzzer with which to answer challenging multiple-choice questions on a variety of musical styles and eras. It was every man for himself and competition was fierce, with Mark revealing who was in the top twenty after every couple of rounds… and who was answering slowest!
“The concept of a pop quiz isn't exactly a new one, but by adding a fantastic stage-set, interactive technology and Mark Goodier as our host, we created a unique experience that everyone enjoyed being part of,” Richard Lee of Mastermix explained. “Due to the fact that everyone there was either a DJ or in the music business – and therefore expected to have a decent knowledge of music – the questions were purposefully harder than normal, so to win took an immense effort.”
After ten heated rounds, with the number one position changing hands on more than one occasion, the winner was finally announced. With an outstanding score, displaying a wealth of musical knowledge, DJ Dave Mills took the number one spot to become quiz king of the mobile DJ world.
“My music knowledge is pretty good, but as I was playing against a room full of fellow DJs I wasn’t confident that I’d win,” explained Dave. “However, when Mark started to count down ‘the chart’ my name came up near the top and I realised that I could be in with a good chance! I was ecstatic when my name was announced as No. 1 at the end of the quiz and my Platinum Disc will take pride of place on the wall at home.”
Dave was accordingly awarded the Mastermix trophy by quiz host Mark Goodier, and is pictured here with Pro Mobile Editor and Conference Curator, Eddie Short along with Richard Lee from Mastermix. “Huge congratulations to Dave,” Richard said, praising the quiz winner. “A combination of music knowledge and timing were the key to success – and he managed both with aplomb.”
Published: 24 March 2014