James developed his DJ skills playing soul and heavy rock nights in the expanding disco market of the mid 90s.
James has Dee Jayed in the hotels and clubs in southern Spain where he hosted cabaret shows and organised disco dancing competitions and karaoke talent nights.
In 2006 he returned from Spain and signed up with one of the biggest agencies in the Northwest, ‘UNIT ONE’, where he has proven to be a popular choice for corporate venues right through to house parties.
My wife and I were guests at a 60th birthday bash at the Coach and Four in Wilmslow on Saturday (26th October) where James was master of ‘the decks’.
James made the evening a great success for us! He is a super master of ceremonies, established a rapport with his audience, and actively worked with people to play what THEY wanted (unlike many DJs who consider requests from the audience as a nuisance factor that disrupts their grand playlist!). Brilliant!
I thought you might appreciate the feedback. Please pass on our thanks again to James, and thanks also to all at Unit One.
Look what’s on the menu…
Recipe for a successful night’s entertainment!!
James has many years experience working to audiences. Interaction and participation are his speciality quickly motivating the audience to join with him to produce a successful and memorable night.
A couples wedding reception should be a long lasting memory. Pre event, Jame’s diligence and sensitivity ensures the bride and groom’s evenings entertainment lives up to their expectations. Time tabling critical moments such as presenting the bride and groom to the room, first dance, cake cutting, ‘throwing the bucket’, presentations, speeches, announcements, track request slips, together with focal dances.
The school leaver’s ball is an exciting and challenging event. The diversity of music and themes derived by school organisers’ is both interesting and memorable. You’ve got youngsters asking for old songs with teachers asking for the latest tracks, keeps you on your toes. I have yet to experience a troublesome event and that, gives credit to the adults of tomorrow and the organisers alike.
James Dowd – Function Disc Jockey from Manchester’s Unit One EntertainmentTalent night
Whether it’s a one night talent show or a multiple heat competition, the nights entertainment builds to a crescendo offering awards for nearly all competitors in addition to house prizes.
This is some collection totalling 27,083 tracks on 975 CDs
An entertainment interface between fellow artists and other entertainment mediums, i.e. club musicians, live bands, discos, and karaoke or talent nights. Working to, or developing time tables for a full nights entertainment is what James is good at. His organisational skills are second to none. From stage preparation to lighting programs, linking presentations to filling in for absent acts he’s done it all.
James Dowd – Function Disc Jockey from Manchester’s Unit One Entertainment Ewood Park Football Club, Blackburn “What a great night, you catered for all ages including the oldies thank you so much”. Class of 2006 Northcote Offsite. Ewood Park Football Club Blackburn – 24/6/2006
Hilton Hotel, St Helens “I would like to provide some feedback on the excellent service supplied by James Dowd at my mother & father’s golden wedding anniversary. I am quite sure my mother will supply her own thoughts in due course. However, it was because she wanted me to sing that the change of DJ had to be made for someone who could accommodate both the music and singing piece. James did this in abundance! He was exceptionally professional and I would like to pass on my thanks for his great service. Aug 26 Hilton Hotel, St Helens.
Village Hotel, Bury “James Dowd and Rachel Marie (Vocal Entertainer), did an amazing job and they made it the best day of our lives! Can you also say a massive thanks to Jon and Steve for their patience.
Full Or Part Time:- Full Time
Length Of Time As A Professional DJ:- Over 20 Years
Length Of Time As A Professional Entertainer:- Over 20 Years.
SERVICES CATERED FOR
Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Sports Club Events, Masonic Events, Charity Events, Christmas Parties, Work Parties, Talent Nights, Quiz Shows, Theme Nights, Compere.
POPULAR VENUES WORKED
City of Manchester Stadium, Ewood P ark FC Blackburn, Man United, Preston North End FC. Headingly Cricket club, Old Trafford Cricket Club, Hilton Hotel, Thistle Hotel, Village Hotel Devere Group, George Carnell Sports Centre, Mottram Hall, Quality Hotel, Waterside and Galleon, Didsbury, Davenport Park Hotel, Sashas etc.
Music Styles:- 20s through to 90s, Dance, Pop, Chart, Motown, RnB, Hip-Hop, Reggae. Indie.
This is some collection totalling over 270,083 tracks on 1975 CDs and computer.
Member Of Equity:- Yes
Public Liability:- Yes
Pat Certificate:- Yes
Kit in use:
Full P.A System:
2x12” 800watt Db Active Subs, 2x15” 800watt Db active full range. P.A console, with built in Presonus digital 16chl digital desk with effects and firwire software.
Newman MP3 player with USB,DVD drive and built in hard drive. AMD Mini PC with 19” monitor, Tracker mouse, Mini keyboard, 2x 2Tb hard drives. 2x 5.1 audio sound cards with 4x stereo outputs, 2x 2Gb gigabyte video cards with 3x VGA outputs.
Presonus multitask recording controller. Lighting: 2x Moving heads, 2x RGB backwash floods. And an assortment of mirror gobos, 2 colour lasers, smoke machine, rope lights and loads more.
Software: Windows XP, Swift Elite DJ, Karaoke and Video software with
Mixing Ability:- Yes