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disco-somerset.com is Dj Darren Jewell & Ally.

Our Best Full Disco Show And Bespoke Service Can Only Be Booked Directly From This Website,

disco-somerset.com on your contract.

Wedding & Family Celebrations Dj/Disco, Small Events & Corporate Dj/Sound & Lighting, NightClub & Bar DJ.

Also For Hire: Vintage Photo Grandmother Clock, & Many Other Good Things.

 

Weddings & Family Celebrations:

Disco Companies Sell A Disco As It Ticks Your Entertainment Box,

But Is It Suitable For The Size Of Room & Amount Of People You Want Dancing?

We Tick Your Entertainment Box & Do The Job From Ballrooms To Small Rooms.

Our Sound System Sounds crystal clear "Natural Live" At Any Volume/Flat EQ: HARMAN Professional SRX tops, & Bass designed by Nexo,

and lighting won't give you the measles look on your First Dance pictures.

You only need our full disco show & no other night entertainment so we don't sell you anything else because its not needed,

but can offer alternatives to the mass market if you require them as everything should remain timeless.

Always Fully Bespoke So Your Wedding Is Done Your Way!

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Fully GDPR compliant:
We will not be taking pictures of you & your guests to use on media/send new clients to gain work-marketing,
as this practice is illegal today, unless every person in the picture & the venue consents hence we show no people in our pictures.
It's your special day, & should never be used to sell items by others.

We do not use social media hype or constantly update reviews, as word of mouth & trust always grows our business.

Just say thank you, or a tip that is always welcome.

Frequently Worked Venues:
After Covid Lockdown We Have Been In Various Venues.

Venues We Have Worked At (Dj Darren Jewell):
Bath Historic Venues: The Roman Baths & The Pump Room, The Assembly Rooms, The Guild Hall.
Bristol: S.S. Great Britain, Stratford-upon-Avon: Ettington Park Hotel. 
We also work in barns etc.


Our Average Price Guide:
disco-somerset.com on your contract: Our Best Full Show Is Pictured Above In The Roman Baths (endless hot mineral water).

We do have more sound & lighting if ever needed.


Our Best Full Disco Sow Only: £345-£385 Peak: Fri/Sat/ Including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Off-Peak: £245-£285 Sunday to Thursday.

You can check our availability on Guides For Brides:

https://www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/find/wedding-discos/bristol-and-somerset/disco-somerset-dj-darren-jewell/160821

 

What Do You Get For You Money - Transparency: 
Based on the disco set-up 6-7pm, play time 7pm-midnight, then disco pack-down midnight-1am (20-45 min just disco, 45-60 min disco & extras).
Travel time to your venue is no longer than 1 hour, otherwise we do charge a bit more that should be in the price rage above.
Most normal things should be in the price range above, as we don't take your booking/deposit & then increase our price after.
We do ask for a 25% deposit payable when you sign your contract, as this secures your booking date (no one else can book).
Price Breakdown Transparency: We Treat You How We Would Like To Be Treated At Our Wedding.
Only Darren is your Dj with disco-somerset.com on your contract & he will be the main person you deal with (Or Ally his better half),
Your wedding day we work 12-14 hours checking equipment & your paperwork so things get done right before loading the van,
driving to your venue & always arriving over 1 hour early (in case of bad traffic/never been late), after your disco driving home unloading then cleaning/maintaining equipment. Before your wedding we work 1-3 hours in preparation/paperwork/phoning you & the very important phone call to you a few days before your wedding to go though everything in case of any new changes from you?
how you want things done! equipment maintenance/depreciation so it's like new every booking/time & costs as we don't use cheap equipment (the high quality equipment we use is near the bottom of the page / its not just a pretty sales picture as it does the job).
The living wage is £10/hour so average £160 just for labour hours worked per wedding, before very expensive transport/unit costs,
Independent Electrician PAT & PLI, maintain/test back-up equipment you don't see eg. we have a spare light in a flight case £1k,
2 MacBook laptops incase one fails/controllers/hardware boxes, etc. leads/20m specialist outdoor leads that have saved 5 weddings.
We have so much back-up equipment we take to your booking, as have planned for the unexpected...
Our Aim Is If something did ever fail you should not notice.
Our extra services if booked require more time added/maintenance & some expensive costs involved/Clock printer paper & ribbon,

we have a Euro 6 very reliable van, & work from a unit that does all cost allot every month so we can trade as a professional.
Its your Wedding & we always are fully transparent on were All your money goes, please ask?

Our Complete Show & Full Bespoke Service Is Only Available Directly From This Website:
Bookings that do not have disco-somerset.com on the contract = You Have Not Booked Us.

Dj Darren Jewell Is A Freelance Dj, So Works For Many Different Entertainment Agencies as well as our own company-this website.
Agencies Charge Sales Commission For Their Living So You Pay More Money, Or Get A Lesser Service.

Non disco-somerset.com on contract bookings/agencies typically charge you 12-25% +VAT of the total cost in commission.

Apart from Poptop Uk, we have added 12.9% (inc VAT) to their website price you pay us, & is taken from the deposit as most agents do.

We Are Fully Transparent with Our Prices So Please Ask, Always Read All The T&C Of Any Contract,

and buy wedding insurance.

Covid Safety:
1. Our best full show is designed to fill large dance floors/rooms e.g. The Assembly Rooms Ballroom, Bath, and small rooms as well.
This means you can have a much bigger dance area so your guests can social distance (older/higher risk guests),
as normal high- specifacation disco equipment cannot push clear sound back further so you get a small packed dance floor
e.g. we have a RCF disco/small band sound system 2x715, 2x705ASII (a high specification disco-sound system),
this cannot push clear sound back far (so not suitable for bigger dance areas, as only a small packed dance floor) hence why its not on our website.
You & your guests can all socially distance dance with our full-best show, & we always have antibacterial hand gel/wipes.
2. The next highest risk is Photo-Booths/Pod/Mirrors etc. Our Vintage Photo Clock comes with new props on sticks every booking,
so only your guests at your wedding use them (everyone has been hugging & kissing all day = Your Bubble). Almost all photo booth companies use re-usable props as the same prop gets used by your guests, & all the guests from previous bookings... do all the wigs/hats/hand held items get thoroughly washed/washing machine every booking? Our Vintage Photo Clock The Props Are New Every Booking.
Our Love Letters, Rustic, & Vintage Photo Clock are always cleaned after every booking, and re-cleaned & waxed before loading into our van for your booking. The Battery-Speaker is like our other equipment that gets wiped down/clean.
We have to live along side Covid now so lower the risk of infection to all.
Myself & Ally are double jabbed, & have had Covid - Dj Darren does a Covid test every week. 

We Buy Music We Have Not Already Got From iTunes, & Get Sent Music From Record Labels/Promo Companies To Play/Club,
It is illegal to stream music in any licensed premises/or temporary venue eg. Spotify/Apple Music/Youtube/Amazon/Tidal are all Illegal & the person holding the licence/venue & Dj can be fined & your entertainment stopped (most only hold a domestic/personal use licence at best),
also Illegally ripping music, file sharing (send a copy to friends/other Dj's to use) is again common in the Mobile Disco industry, sadly all illegal.
We are always in credit on iTunes so if we ever rarely need a track request that will make your night we will buy it 
(venue wifi/phone signal needed).

Note:

As we have an amazing natural sound system our music track/song quality must be high as you will hear it

(not a muddy drone & hissing top most disco speakers sound like in larger areas, further back from the speakers),

Our minimum track quality is MP3-320, but mostly apple lossless for most played songs, but we also have some old records 12" converted to MP3 or higher (Pro-dub licence), but as they get played more we buy remastered/lossless versions when available. Lossless music quality gives far better stereo sound picture, the bass drops right down low (not a muddy drone swamping vocals), & much livelier sound = like the artists are in front of you (just close your eyes),

as we use a professional band touring grade sound-system, on our best show.

Extra Services:

Our extra services are designed to blend in so adding something unique to your wedding.

Transparency: 

Will Your guests use or appreciate any extra services/entertainment?

Always ask them before booking any as if only a few will use/enjoy it why not save that money for a weekend away after your wedding? You do not have to entertain your guests all the time, as they want to talk/mingle eg. before your wedding breakfast. 

If we think your extra services won't give you & your guests good enjoyment for the cost to hire, we tell you before you book them.

Note: When you have extra services you need a big reliable van to carry the disco/extras in, & large storage/unit costs.

All our equipment is on rubber feet or padded underneath to look after venues floors (we even carry barrier matts),

covered by PLI & PAT same as our disco.

We have broken down what things cost, how much time it takes to care for them, & running costs.

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1. Giant White Light Up Love Letters.

It took us over a year to find these giant love letters as have seen many others in venues over the years that were not quite right?

Our Giant White Love Letters are powered by a 12v fire alarm battery so they do not need to be by a plug with a long lead...

also they are only bright enough to highlight the love letters so your room is not like daylight at night.

We bought them from a specialist Love letter hire company as this model is very rare, & complement any room at night.

Price: Booked With Our Disco 7pm-Midnight  From £70.00 (Winter offer £65.00).

These Love letters require lots of maintenance before every booking & after every booking e.g. cleaning, repairing any chips,

waxing, & charging the car battery box/all day-night bookings, or just nighttime fire alarm battery. 

Transparency: Love Letters Cost Between £350-1500 new, we bought ours from a specialist hire company for £350/ex-hire & spent £300 making them look fantastic again! Every booking they get cleaned & waxed (30-60 Min/repair any chips etc.).

Ally made some protective covers for them inside the van £56, we hate seeing chipped White letters, most of the industry sends them out?

The Battery & Spares in safe box cost £270 (battery charge time 3-12 hours). They are on wooden plates so harder to topple if knocked.

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2. The Vintage Photo Grandmother Clock/Photo-Booth/Pod

6x4 Inch Photo Booth Prints.

Price: Booked With Our Disco Open: 6pm-Midnight, That's UP TO 6 Hours Of Fun! 

You can use the clock while we set up our disco.

Option 1. Small Wedding Deal, So No Need For Polaroid Cameras.

From: £200.00  

Winter Offer/Last Minuet Offer Booked With Our Disco £150.00, with 200 prints max!

Up To 70 Guests with photo 6x4 Inch prints.

no operator, photo guest book, & WeTransfer camera roll (No USB stick).

We show e.g. your best man how easy the clock is to use as just follow the step by step instructions on the screen, or sign on top.

You could upgrade to 400 prints maximum for an extra £35.00?

Please Read Transparency Below as this explains why we can do it at this fantastic price!

Option 2. Booked Without Our Disco:

From: £465.00-£560.00

with photo 6x4 prints & operator/Over 70 guests, with guestbook/photo album & USB stick with all your photos.

The operator is only helps with crowd control for higher number of people want to use the clock at once,

for very high numbers we recommend our friends with pro-booths/operators as high numbers is there main market,

but our clock can do exactly the same if needed/booked for high numbers.

Transparency:

About 5 years ago we started thinking about getting a photo booth ourselves, but give customers better value for money so they don't downgrade the disco that pleases the most people e.g. they have lots of different entertainments, but non really get used on the package deal as quantity not quality now? (splits all your guests up into small groups/rooms).

We wanted a photo booth to blend into its surroundings why we did not buy a clone.

Five years looking at photo booths/pod/mirror we have even been a photo booth operator to help our friends businesses, so we know how they work, what's inside them, the good & bad bits, as some are better than others on lighting & print quality etc.

A few years ago Ally's dad passed away & in his loft we found his mothers grandmother clock, it had a very pretty clock face & did not have the heart to throw it away so then thought could this be turned into a photo pod?

The clock is small so you could not put a laptop inside & I mainly use MacBooks for work, so found a Canadian software developer that is a professional photographer, so rather than buying a touch screen & external laptop he recommended use an iPad to do both, so then we bought a Fuji mirrorless camera, but no matter were we would mount it on the clock it just stood out too much? the software developer said "try your iPhone" as 12 megapixels camera is far more than you need for the standard 6"x4" photo as it only needs just over 2 megapixels for that size,

the most important things its better in low light/processing light just ask your professional wedding photographer,

also Ally worked as a camera specialist for 10 years.

The raw pictures look good on your TV. & better facial recognition than normal DLSR booth cameras = Why do you think the very  latest generation of photo Booths 360 use iPhones Pro Max?

So then Ally knew a very nice old gentleman who converted the cock.

For a year the clock was just emailing pictures to guests, & the client/couple would get the full camera roll emailed the next day, but this had limitations as you relied on venue wifi or EE network, so thinking allot of wedding venues don't have reliable wifi or phone signal the clock had to be able to print standard 6"x4" photo prints, but the same quality as photo booths so we bought the industry standard Mitsubishi CPD70DW photo printer & paper-ink ribbon media (about £1K), also we had to import from U.S.A. a hardware/software box that would link up everything (£500 inc tax), also we upgraded the iPhone to a ProMax same one as the latest 360 booths used. As the ProMax is designed for selfies & low light, then all we needed is a photographers umbrella in very dark venues (it won't blind you, & you don't get a fuzzy white balance problem caused by flash/light rings). 

Small Weddings Up To 70 Guests: Option 1 Above.

You Don't Need Polaroid Cameras, As The Clock Has Professional Photo Booth Quality Prints, 

and is well priced as you get up to 200 6"x4" prints maximum, & guest book, full  camera roll WeTransfer link. 

It's cheaper than buying polaroid cameras & paper - You do the maths if 70 guests all have one picture in your guestbook, & one for themselves?

If you would like a full roll of photo-booth printer media of 400 prints (they cost around £65 inc VAT/P&P), we charge an additional £35.

Normal photo booth companies use 60-120 prints per booking, but the clock is open longer so usually uses 125-185 prints.

option: 2 comes with a full roll of media 400 prints.

6x4 Inch Photo Booth Prints.

Booked With Our Disco Open: 6pm-Midnight, That's UP TO 6 Hours Of Fun! 

We Set It Up So Your Guests Can Use It When We Set Up Our Disco, & Closes At Midnight.

The clock Always comes with some New "props on sticks" for enhanced hygiene reasons!

The props are only used by your wedding party, not the nights before as well...

Children must be accompanied by adults all the time when using/being around  the vintage photo clock,

The clock won't harm children, but children unaccompanied by adults can harm the clock.

this is because young children always try to find out how things work? eg. stop your photo dropping out of the hole blocking it so jam the very expensive printer & media, or try to pull the door handles off etc.

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Note: The picture below was done using invisible green screen, as no need for a backdrop!

Also a 3 Photo Template were you can have what ever text you would like in the box & text font

e.g. Your names & Date, or a picture were you first met?

Note: The person in the picture is a good friend so kindly gave us consent for use to use it.

If you use invisible green-screen you have to stay perfectly still when your selfie is being taken as it relies on facial recognition,

and only the people you want in the photo are visible in the screen.

Three Photo Collage With Your Own Personal Message/Branding 6x4 Template
We use a very subtle template as to highlight your pictures/no overlay behind as White background.
(no Black outer boarder). We can apply overlays but then it looks less classy.
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3. Garden After Ceremony Music, or ceremony, Speech System Battery Powered Speaker.

This speaker is perfect for after your ceremony if you have under 100 guests as they all want to socialise, 

you don't need to spend many hundreds of pounds on soloists/bands & other lawn entertainments because your guests have not had time to talk/mingle before your ceremony so just want to do that after before your wedding breakfast.

Your guests do not need to be entertained all the time as the extra entertainments don't get used, or cause an unwelcome distraction? eg. all the children have gone hyper on sugar from the candy cart/ice-cream etc. before your wedding breakfast (cry/screen/run around the rest of the day/night, & damage themselves & others with the garden games etc. the soloist was far too loud so you could not talk?). 

We also have another system, but the one pictured looks more stylish & has good quality loud sound for its size.

You can play all your favourite songs via e.g. Bluetooth on your phone, or other inputs. 

We have 2 Batteries, Each Battery lasts 4 hours at Peak Volume 120dB before charging, and 6-8 hours each at background volume.

The speaker comes with one corded mic as standard if you require it,

or you could hire our fully battery powered dual wireless microphone system (2 Mic's) - Perfect for speeches in the garden.

Also the speaker can accommodate most solo artists e.g. Soloist & backing track player, or Saxophonist & backing track player,

we also have a "reverb" box that run's off battery power - Please always enquire about Mic's & soloists etc. before your booking.

Note: The 2 Wireless mic's uses the mic & instrument input.

 (the speaker specification claims up to 30 hours background music /but we always state 4-8 hours depending how loud the music is)

Price: Booked With Our Disco  1pm-6pm  From £160.00 (Winter offer £130.00).

I will be on site from 12:30pm until the disco finishes with the speaker, so please can you supply me with a hot meal?

Transparency: The Speaker cost £680, spare battery £138, adaptor leads £35, cabled mic £25, full battery powered winless mics including receiver battery power £225. From loading the van getting to your venue & being around (back-up) 8+ hours work on your day

£80 at £10/hour. 3-4 hour charging cycle per battery.

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4. Mood Uplighting x 10 Battery Powered Computer Controlled.

Our Best Show Should Always Have Mood-Uplights Booked, Because Then Its The Full Room Show.

Our mood-uplighting is full colour so will achieve many colour shades (RGBAW & U.V. ) e.g. your colour scheme, 

they can wirelessly change colour during the night e.g. First Dance colour, your "Peak-time party bangers hour" colour etc. 

from our lighting MacBook & event hard/software. We always take a spare Uplight

(The batteries last Minimum of 4 hours, & longer if just one static colour).

We also have 2 outdoor 25w RGB outdoor floodlights (mains power), so perfect for marquees & large venue wall.

Price: Booked with our disco 7pm-Midnight £70.00 (Winter offer £65.00) indoor venues only.

Transparency: Each Uplight Cost Us £180.00 & we have 11 of them (1 is a spare & 4 extra in the unit), 3-4 hour charging cycle.

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5. Rustic Dj Booth & Rustic Giant Light Up Love Letters.

They are made from 100% recycled wood. The Love letters have subtle low lighting, 

Mains or 12v Battery powered (in a safety battery box), so don't need to be near a power socket.

Most rustic wedding accessories are new Teak, over bright at night, & marketed as rustic, ours are truly rustic,

so look fantastic in simple farm/barns etc.

Price: Booked With Our Disco 7pm-Midnight From £70.00 (Winter offer £65.00).

Transparency: Love Letters Cost Between £300-1500, we made ours from recycled palettes (£80) they are very strong & don't damage easy.

Every booking they get cleaned & waxed (45 Min/repair any chips). The Fire Alarm Battery/spare ones & Car Battery in safe box cost £270.

They are on wooden plates so harder to topple if knocked.

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6. If You Would Like? 

Love, Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr, & Mrs & Mrs, Lighting Monograms.

Two of our stage lights can project the selected monogram,

that on slower more romance moods the monogram will tastefully be used sometimes.

The lighting shown is when your guests are entering the room before your First Dance as to set the right relaxed mood...

Before your First Dance the lighting changes as not to cover you both in dots/patterns,

as this would have been captured on your photographs.

Please Always Ask Us About Monograms Before Your Booking?

Price: Booked With Our Disco 7pm-Midnight  "Love" monogram comes free as standard if you decide to use it?

Transparency: Any gobo/monogram that is not love we charge £30 as the lights need to be stripped & set-up before,

& after your booking at our unit (also the front safety glass can break £25 each & 15-25min per light X 2).

7. Extra Special Request: Flat Top Dj Booth With Record players, Or Pioneer CDJ.

Record Turntables That Can Play All Your Favourite Songs.

 White or Black Vinyl Records, so everyone only sees the Dj mixer, record players, or Pioneer CDJ's.

We have always been able to do this look mainly for Events & Corporate bookings,

but finding increasing numbers of wedding clients want this Festival/Super-Club DJ look.

Price: Booked With Our Disco 7pm-Midnight  P.O.A. as you have a choice of record players,

cd players, or just the mixer?

 

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We do things differently As Our Values Below:

Always meeting you (or video call) to sort the finest details on how you want things done.

You want things right why we don't have new sales/extra sales targets to achieve,

or a set time for total hours worked per booking as penny pinching only lowers standards.

Setting up our sound & lighting show is very "time in motion perfection"

so you get the best equipment in limited venue timescales/room turnaround

(we use a 1.2m/500kg load platform trolly to move equipment around, from the van to your party room),

all other things take as long as it does to do the way you want it done correctly.

Dj Darren Jewell & Ally/disco-somerset.com are the only people you deal with,

as we don't have a PR/sales team, and never subcontract any work out.

You Have A Choice Of Disco:

Option 1:

Industry Standard Disco (Not Pictured on our website).

This is a small to medium size room disco ideal for 30-40 people dancing on a 4x4m dance floor/area (120 guest wedding maximum).

The disco looks very neat & does the job perfectly, as we use it for most 3rd party/agency bookings.

Sound used: 

2x RCF 715 full frequency to speakers, 2x RCF 705-AS II bass speakers.

Lighting used:

2x Roll scanners, 1x mirrorball effect light.

This industry standard disco is Not sutable for Marquees, or large rooms/ballrooms etc.

Why you might ask? disco speakers are designed to give an illusion of a "big bass sound" like a home cinema kit,

but when you stand further back you only hear a muddy bass drone & tinny top, as they can't push all the sound further back in larger open areas.

Option 2:

Our best sound & lighting show (small touring events system).

This equipment out performs the industry standard disco in every aspect,

perfect for ballrooms, marquees & medium size rooms this system cost over 5 times more than the industry standard disco.

It's All About The Quality & Feel Of Sound At Any Level, Not How Loud It Can Go.

e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6g40RcrQIA   (HARMAN TOURING Professional full range top 137 dB Max SPL at 1m on axis),

Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDFHppTrqdA&t=1s   (Sub bass 136 dB Max SPL at 1m on axis).

Please Note: This is not "half space" maximum dB almost all manufactures use as that adds 3-6dB (bouncing sound back off a wall), 

all the speakers are genuine (not a branded cabinet, but with non genuine cheaper parts so its a much lesser specification). 

If you have one speaker & add another the same you only gain 3dB,

and the more speakers you add to that you only gain about 1dB to the total output per added speaker.

So you have a massive speaker wall, or buy a few extremely expensive touring event speakers that look unfitting in historic venues.

Our Basic Disco uses RCF 705-AS II subs (similar to the small sub in the link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV1jqPhcVzo

It's not about how many speakers you have its the maximum on axis decibels produced per speaker. 

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Our best rig lighting is the same standard.

We Won't Blind You, Or Make Your First Dance/Couple Pictures Look Like A Rave Covering you with Garish Dots? 

Your First Dance Lighting we program every booking to highlight the beauty of your venue, 

our lighting I have made over 1000 programs to reflect your party mood,

from background socialising  music before the disco starts so the lighting mainly shines up, & not blinding everyone,

to "peak party" show effects... what you expect at concerts etc.

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8. A Lasting Recorded Memory.

Recording Your Speeches, Or Disco Music For You.

We can record your speeches, or Dj performance (Note: Dj performance/music recoding requires extra P.R.S. charges to you).

Price: Booked With Our Disco P.O.A. depending on times, & licences.

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9. Bands/Solo Artist.

We do a number of weddings when couples want a friend or family member to play/sing during the evening,

so rather than having 2 sound systems & the added cost's for the singer to hire expensive equipment,

we charge a small fee to hire our equipment & plug into our sound system (I will be the sound engineer).

We do prefer if the artist uses their mic's & mixer if a group/band, but we can help with solo artists.

1x 8 Mic channel mixer  with 2 stereo inputs & 1x Reverb FX box, 1x Behringer ULTRALINK ULM302MIC Dual Handheld Wireless System (we can use with the battery speaker),

Shure BLX24UK/PG58-K3E Handheld Wireless Microphone System, (all pictured below) & the Shure 58 Beta Digital with spare battery  (pictured above/most pop stars use).

2x mic stands.

Note: NO instrument mic's

Price: Booked With Our Disco P.O.A. depending on time & total amount of equipment hired.

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We Have Many More Extra Services, But If You require something not on the list please ask us?

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Note:

For security reasons when clients have booked they will receive our full business,

and home address information.

Privacy Policy:

All information given to us will be only used by us on your instruction.

After you're booking it will be deleted/shredded or given back to you.

It is your Wedding so we never take pictures of you, or your guests.

We never contact you to gain extra sales, or contact you after your event,

or share your information. 

Venues With Noise Restrictions We Work With Well.

We always use a Sound "limiter" so our best sound system can't go over 70%,

as then the limiter starts to restrict it (30% Working Headroom).

We have a Graphic Equaliser so the bass can be restricted, or cut as not to shake listed buildings,

or complaints/police from neighbouring properties.

It's All About The Quality & Feel Of Sound At Any Level, Not How Loud It Can Go.

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Pictured:

Top Left is our compressor limiter (so we can't go too loud, as starts to limit/restrict at 70% system volume).

Top Right is our graphic equaliser with bass-cut (for venues with restricted bass).

Bottom Left is a guide to music level & venue sound limiter restrictions.

Bottom Right/Top is a commonly used (best) venue sound limiter box.

Bottom Right/Bottom is disco-somerset.com "one size disco fits all" as very high SPL dB, if ever needed? 

We Say Below As Allot Of Couples Want The Music Turned Up At "Peak Party"!

If you are "party animals" or like clubbing & festivals/concerts,

so want that vibe later in your night check if your venue allows this?

Note: Most Venues Do Have Noise Restrictions & say we have band/discos, but will peak-party be loud enough for your liking?

Please always ask if you venue has any noise restrictions or a sound limiter as very few state this, 

& what is the dB setting eg. small room disco/dance area 90A or 105C? Then we can change our sound-system settings for your venue.

dB A is the frequencies that do most hearing damage, & dB C is all frequencies mainly bass for entertainment, so it's best to use C.

Most venues have a box with Green lights, that go to amber (peak level), then Red means it will cut the power..

Our Best Sound System Always Is Set With Flat EQ, So Its Natural Sound (not processed), unless the room has bad acoustics etc.

For the size of dance areas & number of people dancing our best system normally runs Peak-Party at 85-105dB (small-medium room).

or IF your "Party Animals" Or Big Room/Dance Area 105-116dB on the dance floor dB readings, if you would like & venue allows?

Our system will go louder but realistically there is no point as it becomes very uncomfortable, why we restrict it.

Note: We always carry a dB meter & will check how loud the music is.

Warm-Up Music & Socialising Music Is Very Low Volume dB, And You Always Have Full Control.

Note: Your Guests Might Cheer, or make more noise louder than your venue noise limiter allows,

so it then cuts the power to your entertainment & takes time to re-set or not turn the power on/in lockdown mode, or fire alarm.

Marquees, Ballrooms & Large Rooms.

For Marquees, Ballrooms, & large rooms the sound system installed should be classed as a outdoor's in sound specification,

as the sound has no close solid walls to bounce the sound back to the dance floor, so you need more dB & not processed sound as most disco speakers today try to sound like your home cinema kit, as it only sounds great if your very close to the speaker,

but if you stand further back you only hear a bass-rumble(muddy), & screechy top, as the speaker takes away frequencies it cannot handle eg. the "kick" of a kick drum, so you only hear the rumble noise from the speaker not the noise of the drum being hit,

that is in the vocalist range, so you don't hear the true kick drum, or vocals as its taken out not to damage the speaker.

Helpful videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV1jqPhcVzo

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Covid-19 Update:

Myself Darren Jewell & Ally have received 2 Covid vaccinations each, also had Covid in February 2021.

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Dear DARREN FREDERICK,

Many thanks for taking a Convalescent Plasma Donor Eligibility Test. Your test results did show levels of COVID-19 antibodies* in your sample, however, as of 18th March 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care has asked NHSBT to stop collecting convalescent plasma. This follows the completed analysis of trial results, and a decision not to proceed with a third trial into plasma use before hospital care. The trial results have helped scientists all over the world to learn more about how to treat the virus successfully.

We really appreciate that you have taken the time to complete your sample and are mindful of the inconvenience caused in having to take your own sample at home. The good news is that we are starting to adapt our donor network to collect plasma to help make medicines already being used to treat patients with rare diseases. We are in the early stages of collecting plasma in this way and may contact you in the future if we think your donation could help patients who depend on these types of treatments. You can find more information on plasma for medicines on our website https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/covid-19-research/plasma-programme/

There’s no need for you to do anything now. We may write to you with options about donating blood or other products in the future.

  • We don’t yet know enough about COVID-19 to understand the extent to which antibody levels provide immunity. Even if your antibody levels are high, this does not guarantee protection against COVID-19, and therefore people are advised to continue to follow government guidelines on social distancing and other COVID-19 precautions such as regular handwashing.”

Yours sincerely,

Dr Gail Miflin
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Services
NHS Blood and Transplant

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Environmentally Friendly:

We at disco-somerset.com try to be as environmentally friendly as we practically can.

Our van we use is a mid-sized van Fort Transit Custom L1 H1, Euro 6 Diesel (CO₂ emissions 167 g/km),

due to the size of van we need, & millage range on bookings we could not have an all electric van, we have the best workable option. Please always check for "Clean Air Zone" our van complies to, but does not: "Diesel Not Allowed Times" areas (Bristol).

Please click the P.A.T. link above to find out about our van & how we have things covered if anything should go wrong.

Effects Smoke: We Do Not Use Any To Comply With Venues T&C.

Most venues have upgraded fire alarm systems due to insurance T&C, most venues have only installed single use fire smoke heads as heat heads and duel heat & smoke cost allot more to fully comply, so were the disco is there will be "very sensitive smoke detectors" that cannot be disabled/zones as invalidates venues insurance (even with a fire marshal), we do not use smoke machines/low lying, or smoke aerosol cans.

The picture taken in The Roam Baths Reception Hall was taken without any smoke effects, as the lights are catching small dust particles in the air (full power facing up out of peoples faces) the room was quite light when the picture was taken.

We have got a smoke machine & smoke in cans but leve them at the unit, as you don't want to be waiting outside in the cold on your wedding due to the venue fire alarm? The fire alarm will cut the power circuit to the disco & disable it etc.

We did trial spray cans, low lying smoke (minimal amounts/first dance etc.) a couple years ago with venues & they all eventually trigged the fire alarm to pre-alarm, were the venue staff member quickly re-setting (if that is not done the alarm will go off & needs a special unlock code). 

 

Contact:

Darren & Ally 

disco-somerset.com

Office Telephone: 01934 613644, or 07792123767.

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