Our story

Vintage Wedding DJ was started by David and Jo Rickard and has grown from our love of putting on vintage events. After we held a number of hugely successful charity balls (see below) which were attended by teenagers right up to seventy year olds we realised that classic music could solve one of the hardest problems for every wedding DJ. Having performed at numerous weddings before we knew just how tricky it can be keeping the older guests happy while still entertaining the younger people. Vintage music achieves this so well while creating such a good atmosphere that we knew what we had to do. Vintage Wedding DJ was born!


Wedding DJ Shropshire
Our main resident DJ is David or DJR when he’s performing (so named because it was clearly meant to be – they are his initials!). He’s been DJing for over 15 years playing everything from house & techno, soul & funk, jazz, swing and everything in between at clubs, venues and festivals throughout the country. He’s currently become successful in the electro swing genre and amongst others will be performing at Swingamajig, Boomtown and Shambala this year.

The Electro Swing Ball

Electro Swing Ball
Over the last five years we’ve been running events within Shropshire as The Electro Swing Ball bringing vintage sounds onto a modern dance floor. Our slogan is ‘dress up, feel the love & get your swing on!’ and we feel this sums it up perfectly. Each event is always held in a beautiful venue which we thoroughly decorate and turn into a vintage playground for the evening. Our guests always play their part by getting dressed up in stunning vintage clothing and dancing the night away. We truly love hosting these events and feel honoured at how much our beautiful guests have embraced our vision. All of our drive and determination is matched by their enthusiasm and they truly make each night the success it is.

You can see a selection of photos from our events at our Electro Swing Ball Gallery. For more information, photos, videos and to read some of the lovely feedback we’ve received please go to the Electro Swing Ball website.

Vintage Wedding DJ

“We were both thrilled to have David as the evening’s entertainment  at our wedding. A great mix of tunes delivered in a unique style that was perfect for our theme!”

Polly and Matt Orton,
June 2016


We’ve had the privilege of performing at some stunning venues – these are some of our favourites:

Shooters Hill Hall

Shooters Hill HallSituated towards Wem in the Shropshire countryside, this stylishly updated venue is yours to enjoy exclusively for the whole weekend.

Walcot Hall

Walcot Hall ShropshireNext to Lydbury North in south Shropshire is this stunning Georgian Hall with a beautiful ballroom full of historic splendor.

Alrewas Hayes

Alrewas Hayes Staffordshire Wedding

Beautiful and versatile venue close to Lichfield in Staffordshire

Find out more

DJR @ Hot Club De Swing

Here’s the mix that DJR played at Birmingham’s prestigious Hot Club De Swing:

Electro Swing Minimix

Here’s the award winning electro swing minimix that DJR put together to win a set at Glade Festival:

DJR Links

You can keep up to date with DJR via his soundcloud and facebook pages.