Fresh young & talented. Way more than just a DJ who mixes the right music to get people up and dancing, Ste Thompson is a party and function entertainer who’s brand of energy and fun stands out!
Touring with his balloon twisting, party dancing games and kids comedy show, Ste is well experienced as a children’s entertainer receiving regular re-bookings. He’s also spot on for school & teenage parties, being on the pulse of what music is hot & what’s not to young people.
Ste is experienced as a wedding & corporate DJ, with the professional microphone and event planning skills needed to host such important nights. Yet even with the formalities of such occasions, where you want it, there’s always the fun to add quirk, charm and character to the parties he presents.
His mobile sound, visual & lighting rig is optimised to suite the needs and sizes of functions & venues. There’s the compact version for kids parties, (which can still include video DJing – kids love the videos!), and then in the rigs most capable set up it stands as a show centerpiece transforming blank function rooms with;
Intelligent LED, laser & up lighting, flame lights, smoke machines (venue permitting) and an impressive 1600 watts of precision Mackie sound. All this with large projection screens for visuals. Suffice to say, Ste is DJ who takes much pride in being at the sharp end, taking advantage of the latest in audio and visual technology. Ste is also an experienced sound engineer so your ears are in good hands.
When it comes to the floor fillers, (especially sets for younger audiences), it’s all about the beat matching, the sampling & the scratching of tracks, syncing them to their music videos which can be projected onto a big screens. He creates a fresh, modern, more all round dance floor experience.
Babies & Toddlers
Ball Pool – Up to 3 meter by 2 meter, for commercial use.
Soft-Play Shapes (of which I have up to ten in various really bright colours and shapes). Great sensory toy which toddlers use to build and roll about / on.
Rockers and Space Hoppers – for Tiny Tinks
Indoor Bouncy Castle – Toddler and baby.
Play Pen – Toddler and baby.
3 Years to Tween-agers
Balloon Modelling:- specialist (really fast, really fun, really creative, large variety of models available)
Party Dancing:- with the kids – (I’ve a kids entertainment video which, while not shot professionally, give a good idea of the level of energy I’m delivering these dances at). Absolutely up front and centre delivering ‘copy me to win the prizes’ with headset radio mic on and enthusing spiel to motivate the kids to smile and have fun, (mic work which I tone down slightly for some functions in respect of parents not wanting to be mithered by speech overload)
Games:- Both classic and new creative ones, taking full advantage of technology
Video DJing:- all part of this full package – 2 meter wide, wide screen proportion HD projection, (using a short throw of just 80cm so I come across very few venues it won’t fit in). It’s a serious piece if kit costing just bellow 2k. Music videos for the majority played post 1970, and 90 plus % and over since early 90s to date for regular plays. Kids video library with classic kids TV sing-a-longs, even full episodes of kids TV on widescreen without the sound on for a type of non adult intrusive kids entertainment with music continuing on the PA.
Mickey Mouse – Lifesize (costume)
Iggle Piggle – Lifesize (costume)
Plate Spinning ect… (and more – an area which I’m investing a lot of time expanding at the moment)
Kids Magic:- (and more – another area which I’m investing a lot of time expanding at the moment)
Bouncy Castle:- suitable for indoor use, (space requirements depending of course) 12ft by 15 8.5 ft high, professional quiet as can be gibbons fan, PIPA certificate, fast effective set up and tare down times. Suitable for all ages, (even adults though with less space naturally).
Older Young People
Kids Karaoke:- “you name it – I get it on for you” with 4 professional radio mics, (sm58s)
Kids Comedy:- throughout…little things here and there. Through my life I have been working with young people and I’ve the ability to be on their level for one moment, before cutting back to being serious, remembering I’ve got a responsible job to do.
Teenage Workout:- is a Mr Motivator style experience…can you keep up with me to win a small cash prize?….delivered in such a way to nearly guaranteed to get even the coolest kids up doing the daft dances.
Family Fun Day Offerings – Adults
Video DJing:- although not unexpected by guests, as an addition is always there…in the background just being that little bit more sensory, interactive and frankly better than the “averagedisco.com”.
Big Screen Karaoke:- is done using 4 professional radio mics (sm58s), plus cabled 58s also. Utilising a massive library, complete with laminated hand out books and request forms to fill in.
My own brand of adult fun is very hard to describe and changes as I develop it and also depending on the audience in room. It’s most appreciated and understood when seen in action although what you might see on one night might not done at every gig. In most cases a family function with kids present requires some level of kids fun….but in delivering my adult pitched fun, I must clarify that it’s 100% child-friendly!…it’s just they don’t really understand some aspects of it as it goes over their heads.
CRB Cleared:– Yes
Public Liability Insured:– Yes
Full Time:- Yes
Length As A Professional DJ:– 6 years
Kids Parties:- Yes
High Street Bar & Club Experience:– Yes
Top Function Venues Played Include:- Old Trafford Cricket Club, Manchester City FC, Aintree Race Course, DW Stadium Wigan Anthletic, Bolton Town Hall, Whitworth Hall Manchester.
Music Knowledge:- Music Lover! Extensive knowledge from current commercial chart, dance, indie and RnB. To more specific sub genres including funky, electro & dirty house, big room club anthems, late 80’s & 90s house, dubstep, old skool hip hop, garage and UKG. In spite of my age I’ve a taken care to develop a wide knowledge of music spanning from the 60s to now, and I have a passion for Northern Soul.
Other Relevant Experience – Worked as radio producer for 97.4 Rock FM, Radio City 96.7 and Key 103 Manchester.