Rock the Dance Floor with a Quick DJ Lesson on the Day

Have your Guests Bring the Party

What is guest DJ?

In short, your guests can rock the dance floor with a quick DJ lesson on the day and a personally curated 10-15 Min set each, under professional DJ supervision.


Pick a selection of guests (max of 8) anyone from Nanna to your friend

The idea came about when after many years of DJing at weddings up and down the country I read an article that stated two of the highest priorities for couples getting married was for guests to have a great time and for the wedding to reflect their ideas and tastes. I’d already been DJing weddings up and down the country and always tried to play these in a more relaxed house party style trying to get away from the formality traditionally associated with wedding receptions. This quite often ended up with guests asking me questions, picking songs and I’d always encourage them to have a go.

One day I was talking to a couple who said they’d asked their guests for a track each with their rsvp’s I joked maybe they’d like to play them and the seed was planted.

So, now this is a reality. You can pick a selection of guests (max of 8) anyone from Nanna to your friend from university who’s always fancied DJing. Then ask those guests for 3-4 songs each. Send me the list, I’ll collate those songs into an individual playlist for each guest DJ. I’ll edit the songs down to get rid of dead space and set start and end points on them. On the day I’ll set up some equipment early and take the guest DJs off for a quick lesson and run trough of the sets and equipment.

The Guest DJ Approach

DJ equipment, sound and lighting is included with all DJ bookings. Guests get to spin on a Pioneer Rev-7, a professional moving platter controller. This will give your guests an authentic DJ experience no matter if they’ve DJ’d before or this is their first time. If booked with Marcus to DJ with your guests then the Rev-7 will be set up next to Marcus’s set of Technics Turntables. All music will be played through an incredible sounding Maui 44G2 sound system.

It is this combination of new technology and a traditional turntable set-up that is an absolute winner. It provides a real hands-on spectacle for your guests and enables Marcus and your guest DJ’s to rock the party.

Also included in all bookings is intelligent lighting that brings your venue to life and enhances the dancefloor experience. Your Guest DJ’s will also have control of the lighting (as in it’ll be programed to their song choices and faders).

For more information on available audio visual and DJ equipment, check out the Booking and pricing page.

No two Speaker Box playlists are ever the same. For every event he DJs at, Marcus curates a set of tracks that is personally tailored to you, your tates, your guests and the vibe you want to create.

To do this, Marcus will dedicate time ahead of your wedding or event to talk through your musical requirements to make sure the music played is exactly what you want to hear. If you’re looking to throw a next-level party or simply require a sophisticated musical backdrop, Marcus’ extensive music knowledge and selection of tracks ensures your guests will have the perfect party experience.

No matter what type of party you’re throwing, you want the music to flow. No dodgy mixes or embarrassing pauses. Just seamless mixing.

That’s exactly what you get with Speaker Box. Bringing a passion for his craft and years of DJing experience, it’s no wonder Marcus is one of the most highly sought after private party DJs around.

His musical knowledge combined with his ability to seamlessly mix even the most unexpected tracks, gets people of all ages partying.

No hunching over a laptop pressing buttons at a Speaker Box party. Live mixing your favourite tracks is what Marcus loves to do best.

For weddings and parties, I DJ using Serato Scratch Live with a RANE 62 mixer and Technics turntables. This enables me to DJ exactly how I would in a club, but with access to my extensive library of tracks.

Sound comes courtesy of my BOSE system. If your venue already has a PA sound system installed and they stipulate that the DJ has to use it, that’s fine. As long as it is suitable for a DJ performance, I’ll happily plug into it.

Set-up and break-down of equipment is always seamless and discreet.


I can supply tasteful – but exciting – lighting, including uplighting, which is great for highlighting architectural features – or adding general ambiance.

I don’t use dotty lights or lasers that can ruin photographs. Most of my lighting is ‘colour wash’, and is wifi-controlled and battery powered. This means it can be placed anywhere in your venue without the need to tape cables to the floor.

Lighting can also be scripted to your first dance.



 Packages include all the lighting and sound equipment needed for your event.

Guest DJ evening set

you and your guests can rock the dance floor with a quick DJ lesson on the day and then on the evening a personally curated 10-15 Min set each, under professional DJ supervision. (Max 8 guests, approx. 2 hours) Guest DJ with a background playlist for rest of night.

Speaker-Box and Guest DJ evening set

you and your guests can rock the dance floor with a quick DJ lesson on the day and then on the evening a personally curated 10-15 Min set each, under professional DJ supervision. (Max 8 guests, approx 2 hours) Guest DJ with Marcus DJing before and after your guests.

Wedding DJ

For couples who love music and want it to be an important part of their day, but who don’t want a typical mobile disco entertainer, Speaker Box is just for you.

Marcus brings to your special celebrations his unrivalled mixing talent and innate ability to select tracks that will get your guests moving. No talking down a microphone, or playing a pre-recorded set list – just straight up talent and good times.

Whether your wedding is in a 400-capacity marquee or is an intimate party for 50 in a room above a pub, you’re guaranteed Speaker Box’s professionalism and attention to detail. Forget dull moments and awkward dancefloor shuffling, and get ready to see your loved ones with their hands in the air, partying like tomorrow will never come.

Event DJ

There aren’t many types of event that Marcus hasn’t played at – from fashion shows and store openings to exhibitions and trade shows, if you need a DJ for your event, Speaker Box can set the mood.

Perhaps you need background music for your corporate event that gives more of a dynamic experience than plugging in an iPod, or you’re putting on a private party that you want to go off.

Whatever the occasion, Speaker Box can create a playlist for your specific setting and bring the DJ skills to entertain your guests – for any size event.

So whether it’s a birthday party or a Christmas party, a party for conference guests or a company shindig, Marcus will work with you to make sure your event has the best soundtrack you’ve ever heard.


Like all the other reviews, I can’t recommend Marcus highly enough. We booked him for our wedding after he played a great set for my sister’s wedding last year – so good, that one of the first questions my family asked after we got engaged was “have you managed to secure the same DJ?!”

Marcus is so friendly and easy to work with. We gave him an idea of the kinds of genres we wanted to hear, and a short playlist, but also asked him to bring his knowledge and expertise so that he could have fun and respond to the crowd. He couldn’t have done better – we and many of our guests literally didn’t leave the dance-floor all night, we had so many compliments on the music. Even the bar staff at the venue were dancing behind the bar, and told us afterwards it was the best set they’d heard all year – “actually good music, not just the same old wedding playlist!”

Marcus also recommended some Indian Dhol players he’d worked with before, and they were amazing. We had them join after our first dance – Marcus mixed them in seamlessly and they played along to the next few tracks, creating an amazing energy to start the night with which our guests loved. We were running slightly behind schedule meaning Marcus had limited time to set up, but he worked tirelessly to get going ASAP, which we really appreciated – we were anxious not to lose party time! Towards the end of the night, Marcus even got my cousin up on the decks as a surprise – they’d been chatting during set up and my cousin had mentioned he’d always wanted to try DJ-ing. It was such a fun moment for us all, and so thoughtful of Marcus.

After we booked Marcus, we saw on his website that he used to DJ at my favourite club when I was a teenager. That first foray into clubbing was seminal, and the wedding was extra fun and special knowing that Marcus had already soundtracked so many good nights in my life!

It’s been 10 days since the wedding and we are already trying to think of another excuse for a party so we can book Marcus again… x

Layla Daer

Marcus is a great professional and is transparent in the way he conducts his business. We contacted him to DJ at our wedding which was held in June 2023, he couldn’t have been more helpful and added a great personal touch by inviting us over to talk to his house to talk about the types of music we would like at our wedding. He encouraged us to design our own playlist to which he could dovetail his musical expertise into.

On the day, Marcus set up professionally with no hassle. Everybody enjoyed the music and plenty of dancing was done!

It’s safe to safe we had a great time and would definitely book Marcus again for another event.

Tom Newman

Marcus absolutely killed it – he was SO good.

We booked him for our wedding having heard rave reviews and he kept the party going from start to finish without let up. We never left the dance floor all night and neither did anybody else.

He was so easy to communicate with in the build up, on the day and after the event – an absolute joy.

We gave him a little brief and a few songs we definitely did and didn’t want played and then trusted him and SO glad we did – we could never have built a better set ourselves or read the room as well as he did.

We didn’t bother with a band – didn’t need it.

If you are getting married at The Mount Without (where he regularly DJs) you are MAD if you don’t book him.

Thanks Marcus!

Mick Le Mare

Following a venue recommendation, we booked Marcus at Speaker Box as our wedding DJ. Despite many delays and revised dates, Marcus accommodated each change with patience and grace, even honouring the original price. Marcus was fantastic, from mixing music to intro a Brazilian Samba group, to recreating the music from a much-loved nightclub. Marcus accommodated all without any difficulty, in our opinion mixing tracks together better than the original club! He is a generous “no fuss” professional, we cannot recommend him highly enough! Stuart & Carlos


From our first conversations with Marcus it was clear what he can bring to a party – His knowledge, experience, & incredible skill, are all combined with a passion for his work.

After the event we received fantastic feedback from our guests, who all enjoyed a brilliant night. That was in large part down to the soundtrack, & we’ve been asked by several people for Marcus’a details.

In addition, to the above, Marcus was super friendly & a pleasure to work with .. Whole heartedly recommended.

Rachel and Matt

Marcus was so amazing DJing my birthday party. His energy is fantastic, song choice is flawless and always had the crowd dancing.
Such a lovely guy, wouldn’t recommend anyone more!!
Thank you xx

Alice-Bridie Dunne

Marcus DJ’ed at our wedding reception in Bristol. From showing us how his equipment worked, talking us through how he runs the evening and taking some music suggestions from us he was amazing.

On the night, he absolutely smashed it and everyone was raving about him. My wife and I hope we get to go to another event where Marcus is DJing!

Kevin O’Donoghue

Common Questions

In short, your guests can rock the dance floor with a quick DJ lesson on the day and a personally curated 10-15 Min set each, under professional DJ supervision.

Each guest set last for about 10-15 Min. So about 2 Hours in total.

I come from playing in clubs where I spun Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Disco, Beats & Breaks. Really anything with a groove. However, it varies when it comes to wedding and the music has to reflect the people i’m Djing for. Contact me and we’ll talk further about the different styles. Your Guests are free to pick any songs whatsoever for their Guest sets, this is the whole point of it. Imagine Nana dropping Snoop followed by Queen. It’s so much fun.

I DJ using Serato DJ Pro a Pioneer DJM S-11 mixer and Technics turntables. This enables me to DJ exactly how I would in a club. Your Guests get to spin on a Pioneer REV-7 controller. This is not a toy but a easy to understand professional player that looks and feels as such. If your mum wants to headline your Guest DJ Slot and has no previous DJ experience then she can simply press play and stop, if she has a ton of experience then she’ll feel at home on this club style piece of equipment.

Use the contact form at the bottom of this page, and I’ll respond as quickly as I can.

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