For most Rock n Roll brides, finding the perfect entertainment for their wedding is top of the list of importance. Being a die hard music lover, but still wanting to keep the all your guests happy is no mean feat which I why I was thrilled to meet Paddy of Disco Wed when I was at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in March. He’s not only genuinely one of the nicest people I’ve met in this industry (and he’s just as obsessed with his cat and I am with mine!) I think I might have actually just uncovered the answer to all your musical prayers.
Disco Wed started life as Disco Shed… and yes, I do mean a DJ in an actual shed. Built in his back garden, late one night Paddy and some friends joked that his new shed would make the perfect DJ booth. “Well that’s actually a brilliant idea!” they concluded, “lets do it!” And so the Disco Shed was born. “We stuck the decks in the shed and got completely smashed in there all night”, he laughed. “Apparently at some point I suggested we should take it on the road. The first I knew of it we’d been booked for two festivals and had to make it happen!”
Photography: Jay Mountford
So he plonked his shed on the back of a truck and took it around the country, playing at as many festivals as he could get invited too. Bestival, Latitude, Shambala, the Big Chill, Reading, Thames Festival, and many more have all played host to the Disco Shed and he’s now even running successful spin-off club nights at various venues around the UK.
Wherever the shed landed music lovers flocked, and so it was only a matter of time until someone asked if he could play at their wedding. Again this was a resounding success with the referrals coming in faster than Paddy could spin those decks. He brought on a bunch of his DJ mates (all with credible music backgrounds – none of this cheesy wedding DJ crap) to help him out but by the end of 2010, he was getting so busy with wedding gigs that he decided to quit his day job all together and Disco Wed was born!