“I make no errors, mistakes or blunders
It’s like a wedding, let no man asunder.” – Young M.C.
Welcome to Speaker-Box
Hired Marcus to play at our wedding after much investigation into DJ's. We wanted something a bit more authentic - not one of these DJ's that turns up with a memory stick. Marcus is the opposite of this. His vinyl collection and knowledge of music (hip-hop and R&B in particular) is second to none. He plays a wide selection of all music and manages to mix and blend many different styles to get the crowd pumping. Prior to hiring him we went to his house to see an example set and his passion for music and DJing shown during this cemented our decision that he was the DJ for us. He arrived promptly at the venue with a quick set up which meant our guests weren't unduly waiting. His equipment is modern and up to date. He looks the part wearing nice attire. I would definitely recommend Marcus and will use him at the next possible opportunity.
Ben Wilson / Berkeley Castle
How I got started
At school we used to share round mix tapes from the parties held by The Wild Bunch, FBI and Def-Con crews. This led to me wanting to learn to DJ myself. I saved for the next few years to buy my first pair of Technics 1200’s and three weeks later I was playing my first house party.
Since that first house party I have been Djing constantly becoming a weekly resident at Dojo’s nightclub where I was part of the team responsible for their longest running and most successful Hip Hop, Funk and Soul night. During this time I also played my first wedding for the then Hollyoaks actor James Redmond which led to the birth of Speaker-Box.
I have also done residencies with Jazzie B from Soul II Soul , Snowboy and Jody Wisternoff who all remain some of my DJing heroes. I have also entered DJ competitions, played celebrity parties (like for the cast of Poledark), presented a Hip Hop, R&B, Funk and Rare Groove Show on local radio and played regular club nights at Blue Mountain Club, Cafe Blue, Pata Negra, The Thekla and The Square Bar among many others.
Every day I’m on my turntables and with this regular practice come the skills and confidence to provide the absolute best DJ service and experience for my clients.Find out more
I use Serato Scratch Live with a RANE 62 and Technics turntables. This enables me to DJ at your event exactly how I would in a club, but now I can carry a 20,000 strong song library made up of many different genres from party classics to the more obscure album tracks and remixes.
For me this combination of new technology and a traditional turntable setup is the best way to DJ. It also provides a real hands on spectacle for your guest as I’m not just hunched over a laptop pressing buttons.
As well as my turntable setup I bring a quality Italian made RCF Evox 12 Sound System that looks and sounds incredible (especially for a wedding / mobile system) I am constantly amazed by the fact that it can go loud and sound so clear without sounding deafening and distorting like some cheaper systems.
I can also provide some tasteful lighting including up-lighting to wash the walls and intelligent moving heads all lighting can be set to fit in with your chosen colour scheme. The moving heads are made by Chauvet and can be personalised as an optional extra.
In the past I have worked with bands, singers, musicians and entertainers. I’ve even had party guests and grooms come spin a few tunes, Anyone is welcome to contact me to use / share the equipment if needed and convenient.Find out more
Music and playlists
Getting the music correct at your event is hugely important so “playlists” are always bespoke and designed with your input, these “playlists” are flexible and can be adjusted as the wedding / party develops. It is my job to keep people moving and on their toes as I move as seamlessly as possible from track to track,
An exciting part of the party for me is to see people dancing to a song or remix that they didn’t see coming.
With weddings some couples choose to give me a list of significant or sentimental must plays and then leave the rest of the musical choices to me. On other occasions I’ve had couples leave it entirely to me. The idea is for the client to have as much input as they want.
I am also happy to be advised what not to play and who not to take requests from… I’ve come across plenty of mischievous best men in my time.
I offer all clients the opportunity to meet face to face to discuss their musical ideas; this meeting is always free with no obligation to book. I often have clients round for a cuppa or glass of fizz to have a chat, see the setup and listen to some music. To be honest I enjoy this part as it’s very hard to get across what I do in just a web-site.Listen to my mixes