I can provide sound, lighting, Audio/Visual and entertainment for any University event such as:
Proms (S5/S6 in Secondary School)
When it comes to School & University events. MPG Entertainments will create a nightclub/festival vibe that no other company can re-create. Everything from the music to the sound & lights will be equal to (if not better than) what you will find in most medium/large nightclubs.
What kind of music will you play?
Obviously when I have to cater for hundreds of people who are usually paying to enter an event, I cannot offer the same personal service as I would for say, a Wedding or a Birthday. For University events, I will tend to stay towards Chart music, R&B/Hip-Hop, Pop-Punk, Indie, Cheesy 90s/Early 2000s (5ive, Spice Girls, Steps, S Club 7, Backstreet Boys etc). I will throw in some of the usual older classics such as Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me), Erasure - A Little Respect & Tina Turner - Proud Mary. Later on in the evening I will likely switch to some house/club/chart hits.
Click the button below to see some examples of the type of music I will likely play.
Will you take requests on the night?
Yes! I can also take requests or guidance in advance. My software can even take requests via Twitter Hashtag (#) where guests tweet their request followed by the hashtag and it will flag up so I can add it to my setlist.
What Equipment do you use?
I use exclusively d&b audiotechnik* speaker systems. These are literally the best PA speakers money can buy and are used by the best Nightclubs, Festivals, Audio/Visual companies and more. They are powered only by d&b audiotechnik amplifiers which again are recognised as being among the best in amplification when it comes to quality.
Only a handful of other DJs in Scotland own and use speakers of this calibre.
The speakers are unobtrusive, elegant and will blend into any environment whilst still retaining stunning clarity and power. They will give that 'thump' in your chest similar to being at a live concert but are extremely high quality meaning they don't need to be stupidly loud to do so and won't fatigue your ears by the end of the night. We will keep the music at a reasonable volume and can happily work around 'sound limiters'.
For large events (300+ people), I can spread multiple speakers around the room to give an even level of sound to your guests regardless of where they are seated, it won't be too loud at the front or too quiet at the back. This is ideal when it comes to speeches and announcements. I also have independent control of our speakers so when the music starts, we can increase the volume of the speakers situated next to the dance floor. The people dancing have a full nightclub experience whilst the people sitting will still be able to hear each other with the music near them remaining at a 'background' level.
*d&b audiotechnik is used by Eminem, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Muse, Coldplay, Take That, Madonna, Pacha Ibiza Nightclubs, The Royal Albert Hall, The Garage Nightclub, The Art School Nightclub, Nice N Sleazy (downstairs), Broadcast Venue, Kokomo Nightclub, ButeFest, The BBC Stages at T in the Park, Trnsmt Main Stage Glastonbury Festival & more.
How many people will that cover?
The Sound & Lighting can cover up to 1000 people in-house. The basic system will cover 300 people.
Will it be loud enough?
Yes. Although we will keep our sound system at a reasonable level, the main d&b audiotechnik Q7/B6 system has the potential to hit over 140 Decibels SPL measured at 1m and we can use additional side fill speakers to spread the sound out around the room so it's not too loud or too quiet anywhere. Most nightclubs will be sitting at around 100-120 Decibels throughout the room, a Jet Engine is typically 120-140 Decibels.
We can have it comfortably at a nightclub level on the dancefloor.
Will it be too loud?
No, it shouldn't be too loud for anyone regardless of where they are in the room. We will take a system that is adequate for the venue and run it at a reasonable level. Although we use side-fill speakers in larger halls, these are mainly used so people can hear speeches and announcements. During the 'disco' part of the evening, these will be turned down with the bulk of the audio coming from the main set of speakers so those wanting to have a conversation can do so. Our ‘main’ speakers are extremely directional meaning when you come off of the dancefloor (where it will be loud) you will be able to hold a conversation with ease.
We also place the speakers at a height where even if you're sitting right next to one, the sound will be going over your head as opposed to hitting the side of your face.
There are many options when it comes to lighting. We can install T-bars for basic rooms or even hang lights from the ceiling in better equipped venues with their own trussing/rigging platforms. See video as an example of the latter:
Note how the lighting follows what the music is doing. This is because it’s manually ‘DMX’ controlled live on-site by myself. Most other DJs do not control their lights in this way. It comes as standard as a part of our package.