“From the first moment of contact, Andy was extremely helpful, reassuring and knowledgeable”
I’m Andy Hollinshead and for most of my life, I’ve been a DJ. I started when I was 16 and was DJ’ing in clubs from about the age of 18.
I’ve also been a radio DJ. I’m currently working for Black Cat Radio, an FM and DAB station in Cambridgeshire. In the past, I’ve also been with Chiltern Radio Supergold and spent about 6 years on MKFM as well as other radio stations.
Being a radio DJ, I’ve learned that “word count” is really important. A good DJ doesn’t waffle. They know when to talk, know what to say, and most importantly when to shut up!!!
My vast experience of working live has taught me a lot of important lessons. For example:
- Equipment – I always buy quality, professional equipment that looks and sounds great. I also carry spare equipment, just in case….
- Preparation – I like to arrive in plenty of time to set up, just in case there are any unforeseen complications.
- Expectations – I always talk to clients beforehand to make sure I can meet their expectations.