Graeme

Graeme

Graeme has performed as the DJ for many couples on their special day since 1992, making him something of a wedding guru. Being self-employed Graeme is available for both weekend or mid-week events and is able to attend for longer periods should you decide upon having background music played during the drinks reception and meal or perhaps even music for the service. Having Graeme arrive early to provide microphones for the speeches may be more cost effective than hiring in a PA.

Whilst weddings are his specialty he also loves doing anniversaries, birthday parties and corporate events. From intimate functions of 20 people to corporate functions for 1200, Graeme is comfortable and adaptable in making the night work well.

Working regularly over the whole of Scotland and North England with some of the finest ceilidh bands in Scotland he’s found himself working as a disc jockey, compere and ceilidh caller – and often a mixture of them all! Graeme often forms part of a band acting as the caller for the dances, inviting guests to the floor and teaching them how to enjoy a ceilidh.

Graeme

It's your day and you want it to go perfectly, it’s not something you’re planning to do often and you want your party to really be just that, a great party with people dancing all night - this isn't something you should be worrying about, so let Graeme sort that part out.

Graeme doesn’t come as the cheapest entertainer, but then is your wedding something you want to scrimp on? With some of the top hotels suggesting their clients book Graeme for their entertainment you’d be well advised to book him up before someone else does!

Sound and lighting

Graeme

Graeme’s “standard” rig is hardly standard. His own love for gadgets and great sound and light shows is the reason why he has what is probably one of the best speaker systems in the world. The latest Bose L1 stands 7’ tall and only 5” wide but packs 24 speakers in the column with additional bass speaker on the floor. The Bose system brings home hifi quality to the function suite and packs plenty power for your average sized wedding party. The music comes from the new DJ specific MP3 playing decks allowing full control and overlaying tracks which holds the huge range of music which might be needed for your party.

When it comes to lighting effects, Graeme has many to choose from and he selects those which make the most of your venue, complimenting the shape and size of the room; rest assured there are no 70’s school disco lights!

There’s also a number of options for enhancing the equipment for your event including: Cloth backdrop with twinkling star effect, Additional Bose L1 speakers and bass bins powerful enough for the largest of venues, lighting truss to replace the traditional lighting T-bars doubling the number of effects, DMX controlled lighting. If these are of interest please ask. Likewise, having worked in many of the venues over the years, if the venue you’ve chosen needs that little bit more sound or light then Graeme will suggest this to you during your enquiry.

All equipment is kept in excellent condition and tested regularly for electrical safety as is required for portable appliances. The PAT Certificate is available should your venue require to see it.

Music

Before your event you will have completed a list of music you want to hear on your night. What’s equally important to Graeme is to know of any tunes you don’t want to hear; your requests are important, it’s your party!

Graeme carries over eight thousand tunes covering many genres and can cover themed parties along with . Your guests are welcome and encouraged to give their suggestions of tunes which will work for your group.

Ceilidh Calling

As well as being a DJ, Graeme regularly works with bands as a Ceilidh Caller for weddings and corporate events for all nationalities so ceilidh dances can be called - don’t worry about anything, you can give your guests a taste of a Scottish ceilidh with confidence.

You don’t have to have ceilidh, but if it suits your party some of the ceilidh dances which can be called for you and your guests might be –

Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Canadian Barn Dance, St Bernard’s Waltz, Britannia Two Step, Flying Scotsman, Strip the Willow, Military Two Step, Circassian Circle, Virginia Reel & Orcadian Strip the Willow.

Why not add a ceilidh “set” to your party?

The Clients’ Comments

Ours was a relatively short-lead booking for our small wedding at Christmas and Graeme was a great help from start to finish. He had a good idea of what would suit our group of guests ensuring that the cute dance floor was always busy! The customer service was good and the booking system was straightforward to use. What more can a client ask for! Thank you!

Graeme was brilliant on Saturday!!! Everyone mentioned how good the music was! The music was so varied so everyone from all ages had a great time! I cant thank him enough for being part of our night. For a party the music is probably the most important thing about it and he got it spot on!! So good, that everyone had sore feet the next day from dancing so much haha. Really happy with the service and the booking system was really easy and straightforward to use, can't fault anything. Joanne.

Thanks to Graeme for helping us have a fantastic wedding reception a couple of weeks ago. He was great fun, very professional and everyone had a ball! His selections were great. Thanks again to Graeme, he was a credit to your company. We'll definitely keep you in mind for any future events. Many thanks, Mr and Mrs McGregor.

Graeme was very professional and turned up in plenty of time to get his equipment set up and tested prior to any guests arriving, which allowed us to relax and not worry about whether he would arrive on time, and at the right venue. He played all of our requested music and managed to keep the dancefloor full for most of the night. We had a great party thanks to Graeme's accommodating, friendly and professional attitude. Regards,Chris.

Just wanted to say that Graeme was fantastic last night, really good night! Mel

Feedback about the evening has all been very positive and I believe that even though it was a small group, they were mostly up dancing and a lot stayed to the end. Graeme received great feedback. Look forward to working with you again! Best regards, Georgina (conference organiser).

Graeme was brilliant too! Thank you so much for everything, and feel free to post my comments. I think people are to quick to say when something is bad, but not when things go well! Halle Brown

In response to your e mail about my birthday party we were delighted with Graeme's contribution . He made the evening a night to remember with his choice of music and professionalism , he took requests and brought the whole evening together and I'm so glad I decided to choose your company. I'll never have another 60th so THANK YOU for making it special. Kind regards, Lorraine Venters

I was wondering if you could pass on our thanks to Graeme for his services on Friday night at our wedding reception. He made sure all the guests were kept dancing and made sure all the formalities ran smoothly. We really appreciated everything he did and we had an amazing night! Lynne

I would like to say thank you to everyone at Buena Vista Entertainments for helping us to have such a brilliant wedding. Graeme was super and his music was amazing, we all had a brilliant night and danced until the wee small hours. Our guests thoroughly loved the choice of music and commented all through the night. Thank you all again for being so brilliant. Helen and Steven Bonnar.

Can you please pass on a huge thank you to Graeme and ceilidh band 4 for making David's 50th party go with a swing on Saturday night at the Waterloo apex. Warm regards, Liz.

Great evening had by all. Graeme was excellent. Would def recommend to others. Thanks again. Ross and Fiona Cunningham

Graeme was brilliant - he stepped in at the last minute and was fully up to speed with the venue and our songlist, he set up his system really well into Prestonfield House and his selection of songs and call-outs to everyone were spot on. He had everyone on the dance floor and kept going till 1am which was much appreciated. We'd happily recommend him, and thank you as well. Jonathan.

Really good nite, hats off to Graeme, top man. John.

Graeme, we can not praise him enough. He was fantastic. So flexible on the day and accomodating right up to the last minute with my requests. He was also great fun on the evening and played superb music. We would definitely recommend him and your company to anyone that we know is looking for a DJ. The booking process was flawless and certainly removed any stress from the situation. Alison & Walter.

I just wanted to let you know Graeme was fantastic on Saturday. I have spoken to him directly but wanted to let you know too. He really couldn't have been more helpful and understanding.

Please pass on my thanks to Graeme the DJ we had for our Hogmanay party. He was fantastic and all our passengers had a fantastic time.

The night honestly was superb and couldn’t have gone better in any way possible. The floor was constantly full and the DJ created such a fantastic atmosphere, the place was just jumping the whole night, right from the word go. Obviously this was a HUGE contribution to making our Wedding Day as special as it should be and we can’t thank you enough for this.

Please, please, please pass on our gratitude and thanks for helping make our big day so perfect.

A huge thank you to Graeme, the caller/DJ, who totally made the evening of our wedding such a fabulous party. I can't continue to recommend enough, the way he interacted with everyone... and got us all to do the steps and joking with us. If I had known how great it would be I wouldn't have worried for a second whether the ceilidh idea would work with a load of complete beginners. Everyone said they had a great time.

I had to write and say a massive thank you to Graeme who was our DJ for our wedding at Orocco Pier on 5th June. He was absolutely fantastic. The music was brilliant and he took all requests and played everything he could. What a fantastic guy. He really made our night and his chat was great.

This is a LONG overdue email to say a huge thank you for playing such an important part in our big day. We had the best day ever and the party in the evening was the icing on the cake - you were just brilliant! Think you even did a good job of keeping our first dance secret... I won't hesitate to recommend you to all and sundry whenever asked and if you need any glowing references or anything just let me know (thats if my opinion is worth anything!). I'm really sorry I didn't get a chance to say thanks and goodbye on the night - I got swept away!

Evening Entertainment Pricing

Graeme's fee until the end of November 2017 is £390.

This fee is based on a maximum 5 hour period, finishing by 12.30am.

We offer £25 early booking discount, available upon enquiry.

The fees quoted above includes the following: Public liability insurance, arrangement fee, relevant VAT, all electrical equipment passing PAT,standard disco sound equipment,standard lighting equipment and travel costs to Edinburgh, Glasgow & the Fife area.

Extras

Feel free to ask for pricing for extending the times to include background music for drinks reception, evening meal or radio microphones for the speeches. Graeme is happy to travel to your venue, wherever that may be. If travelling outside the central belt of Scotland, this might incur an additional cost. Should extras be required/desired, such as upgrading from the “standard” sound and light rigs, these would be agreed at the time of booking.

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