OPUS 2 DISCO
BIOGRAPHY 1972 to 2020
“I have worked as a DJ for over 47 years! I have progressed through mobile, venue bars and clubs & I play the widest styles of music to cater for ALL events. Experience is everything and it’s still here in abundance and I strive to make every event a pure success! Currently in semi DJ retirement, though too many booking offers still to go completely, but am actively providing kit for functions for others as required!” (Peter A. Roberts – DJ)
I have been a DJ for over 47 years with a massive experience in running many kinds of events from Weddings to Corporate and from Celebrations to
Student and Childrens Events. My knowledge of music is vast and I always play to the audience requirements no matter the function. I welcome musical input from clients, as much as you like, that will aid a fantastic
event from its start to its conclusion. I have and still perform in Top Class 4 & 5 Star Hotels on a weekly basis across the Country including many Prestigious Golf Clubs, Private Estates and Stately Homes.
My experience is vast,and my appetite for a successful function is still huge and extremely positive!
Club, Venue Bars, Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate and Black Tie Dinners, Fashion Shows, Launches, Lunches, BBQs, Childrens and Charity Events, Fund-raisers and Theme Nights as a Mobile DJ previously a renowned
and very successful Club DJ.
MOST NOTABLE FUNCTIONS
Sir Elton John (White Tie And Tiara Ball) ( All years 1999 to and including 2018) & The Old Vic Theatre Fund-raiser (for Sir Elton John & Actor Kevin Spacey 2003), (Both Laced with 100s of Celebrities and Dignitaries) raising Millions for the Elton John Aids Foundation, Sparks Winter Ball (3 years), The Olympic Association With Sparks 2008 Olympics Party (Behjing), Sir Paul McCartney (For Buddy Holly Week Memorial), Still currently providing to date for OSMANIA & UK Midlands FSGs – The Osmonds Fan Gatherings and Concert ‘Meet and Greets” from 2003
from 2016, Celine Dion (After-show Party), at The London Palladium for the opening night of Grease and Saturday Night Fever, Alexander O’Neal (After-show Party), B*Witched (Album Launch), Henley Regatta (every year from 2000 to 2010), Events For The World Tri Athlon Association for nearly 1400 people each event from 2014 and 2015!
DMC World Finals 1983 to 2019 & Young UK DJ (1986 to 2015) as Stage Manager at the events at The O2, The Forum and other major facilities in and around London and Artists Club Tours and so much more………..
QUOTE FROM WWW.FUNCTIONJUNCTION.CO.UK (now gone) :-
Pete is one of the busiest and most popular DJs around. He has an extensive music collection to suit all tastes and his presentation is of the highest
professional standard. Perhaps Pete’s most celebrated bookings have been to provide the discotheque entertainment at many private parties for Elton John including all The White Tie And Tiara and Summer Balls since 1999 to date and also for a private function for Sir Paul McCartney. Pete has also run the disco at many other important events including the opening party at the London Palladium for Grease -The Musical and ‘Saturday Night Fever – The Musical’. Pete has played at all the major London hotels including:- The Hilton, The Savoy, The Dorchester and The Grosvenor House Hotel and at many other top venues including Quaglinos, The Hurlingham Club, all the major museums in London, Blenheim Palace, Cliveden, The Café Royal, Wentworth Golf Club, Royal Ascot and Highclere Castle. With his wide experience of playing at all sorts of events including wedding receptions,
private parties and corporate functions. Pete is adept at judging the requirements of his audience and creating just the right atmosphere.
CLUBS AND RESIDENCIES
I finally ceased DJ-ing in clubs in 2010 after 38 years in leading venues. My final residency, of over eight years, was for the LUMINAR LEISURE flagship @OCEANA, KINGSTON, LONDON – CLUB OF THE YEAR 2003/4 2008/9 – RESIDENT DJ – THURS & FRI. We were bestowed with many awards for the “Best Friday Night Out” for several years during that period. My Manager, Steve Fluery was Manager Of The Year several times in my tenure and his success became instilled in his awesome Team! I previously worked for SFX/Apollo Leisure, European Leisure, Yates (Wine Bars) and many Independents.
The DAY JOB Daytime, I have worked for over 30 years for Disco Mix Club (DMC) for Christine And Tony Prince.
I am their HEAD OF MUSIC and I compile the DMC ‘DJ Only’ monthly DJ CDs of megamixes, remixes, promo and themed compilations and am The DMC Download Site Manager collatting their vast back catalogue of DJ CD Collections for thousands of UK & European DJs for DMC with my Wife Anita! I also do a few DJ Productions for our DJs too!
I am also Head Of Music for United DJ Radio. I also look after much of the “back end” of the running of the station and have four shows totalling 9 hours of airtime with the production of the shows for the last two years:-
“DMC IN THE MIX SHOW” and “THE MOTOWN HOUR”.
I have been the subject of several magazine interviews with Mixmag, Update Mag, Kingston Live, Ministry Of Sound Mag at the time co-ordinated by DJ Carl Cox, Mencap News, and several Local Papers (Kingston Upon Thames and The Henley Standard for probably 25 years!) and National news outlets including over 20 years of mentions in OK! Magazine and Hello Magazine!
STYLES AND GENRES PLAYED
All styles from “Pop and Soul to Rock n Roll” as well as:- Chart, Pop, Party, Funk, Dance, Disco, Student, Club, R&B, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Rock, Indie and 1920s to 2020+.
DIGITAL MUSIC, CD, KARAOKE AND VIDEO COLLECTION
My “on the road” CD collection is well in excess of 100,000+ tracks across ten decades also currently backed by digital resources for Audio, Video and Karaoke. Media for clients includes a vast and varied catalogue, even screen photographs and video supplied for the event. Musically, I endeavour to get any style of appropriate music to suit the customers needs prior to playing at the event within reason. Anything “out of the ordinary” may require an additional budget. My Music, Video and Karaoke collection includes so many major hits and plenty of selective background and theme music, mixed or un-mixed, for across food etc. to suit the event subject to the clients requirements.
SOUND, LIGHTSHOW AND ADDITIONAL MOOD / UPLIGHTING
My lighting has current state of the art digital LED and Laser Lighting with award winning LED fixtures to add atmosphere to any dancefloor! The latest in mini “moving head” technology, six lasers, 3 different types of “twister Gobo” LED lights and options on UV Lighting, Beautifully simplistic 24” Mirrorball and all together is an ever changing facade if light and gobo
images! I also have several UV Fixtures to add that purple – white glow to my events. I can also provide mood lighting as a colourscope wash around the venue that can be controlled and set to your colour scheme adding that little extra to customise any venue in the form of digital LED Tri Colour Heads as “Uplighters”! This adds mood and atmosphere to the venue ballroom to suit your needs as required. They also become part of the full surround light sceme for the evenings entertainment adding that little extra! I use quality Midi Controllers, Mixing CD Players and Radio Mics all assisted by computer technology. For live events I can supply a 24 channel mixing desk with effects for any live Artists. I have a very flexible 2K mobile sound rig that allows small and larger functions to be catered without being imposing and the facility through close associates for Illuminated LED Flooring and Black and White Floors and additional sound and light if required. My mobile rig would grace any small to medium club with honours!
Elton John’s Aids Foundation, The Sparks Childrens Foundation, Breast Cancer, Mencap, ATs Society, Help For Heroes, Chilterns – Buddies & Focus Group (Oxfordshire), World DJ Fund (Nordoff Robbins), Autistic Society,
Diabetes UK, Dr. Barnardo’s, Oxfam. Hope and Homes and so much more.
CORPORATE FUNCTIONS & NOTABLE STARS
Record Labels:- Sony Records, Universal Records, Virgin Records, Warner Brothers London Records, MTV, I have worked with many Stars Inc:- Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Take That, Gary Barlow, George Michael Lady GaGa, Bryan Adams, Ronan Keating, Rick Astley, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick,
Lulu, The Weather Girls, Donna Summer, The Spice Girls, Alexander O’Neal, Luther Vandross, Jocelyn Brown, James Brown, Run DMC, Soda Club, Kelly Llorenna, Milk Inc, Pete Tong, Dave Pearce, Jeff Young,
Fat Boy Slim, Oliver Cheatham, Love Inc, Lee Evans, Chas & Dave, Limahl, and with many famous Chart Artists and Circuit Bands.
Other Corporates:- Rocket Pictures, Lloyds-TSB Bank, BT, Royal Mail, First National Bank, Balfour Beattie, British Gas, Electricity Boards, Future Electronics British Airways, The Army, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Sainsbury, Somerfield, British Pharmaceutical, I also DJ-ed at Cisse’s (Ex Liverpool now QPR Star) Wedding and a project with Arsenal’s & England’s
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal TV and provided the background music for Guy Garvey’s Wedding. ….The List Is Endless and ever growing by the event!
Of course I supply Direct, looking after The George (Wraysbury) and The Springs (Reading) and am on the preferred suppliers list for Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire) and advertiser on The Blenheim Palace Events Web Brochure. I am one of the two preferred choice DJs, for over 25 years, for Orange Discotheques (Pangbourne), and I am regularly seen at Holidays Inns (various including Farnborough, Reading, Kingston and more), Village Hotels (Farnborough and Walsall) DeVere Venues including Wokefield Park (Reading), Warbrook House and surrounding area venues, Crowne Plaza
various (including Heathrow and Marlow) and so many many more around the South Midlands to the South Coast and between both coasts East to West!
PHOTOGRAPHY (If Required)
I have in the past taken photos through my mobile and corporate events, though less in latter years with the advent of the mobile phone camera and Photo Booths. I could instantly show them during the function to a screen as a slideshow. This shows a visual story of the event from behind the decks and around the tables through the event. These are free to view but I charge an additional fee to take them home on a data disc to keep as a memory disc of the event or I can create a DVD Slideshow To watch on computer or TV as a bespoke momento again for an additional fee.
“A lot has happened over the years – It could happen for you too!” Regards – Peter!