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!
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
Over the last three 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.
“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,
We’ve had the privilege of performing at some stunning venues – these are some of our favourites:
Beautiful and versatile venue close to Lichfield in Staffordshire
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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: