Not worked since March!

Not worked since March. Have invested so much time and money into this business even taken out my pension early and my wife invested her money to get this business up and running it’s taken us 3yrs just to get to this stage and now it feels like the rug has been pulled out from […]

I think we are all struggling to survive

I think we are all struggling to survive myself and my husband haven’t done any gigs since February, it’s a bit of a nightmare trying to cover our bills what we have we have to cover rent food bills, it seems like we are robbing Peter to pay Paul, my husband is angry more than […]

No guidance for the future!

My name is Chris and I am a full-time Wedding DJ. With the exception of hotel Xmas parties and prom nights I do exclusively DJ for weddings. I won’t go on about what has happened as I am sure everyone is aware – basically the shutters have been pulled down on our business. The hardest […]

VIDEO: Avtar Thethy – LED Factory

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting thousands of businesses across the UK. Jack Wilson went to see Avtar Thethy from LED Factory to find out how he has been affected and his worries for the wider industry.

This is an unprecedented international disaster for our human race

My name is Brian Mole, I am a full-time DJ.  This year, I should be celebrating 40 years as a DJ.  Since 2009, I have been a full-time DJ, working mainly at fabulous peoples’ weddings, and this is my sole source of income.  Up to then, I had a successful career in IT, and DJ’d […]

It’s been an utter nightmare from the beginning!

My last event was on the 14th of March. Just as this nightmare was kicking off, I made the decision to quickly sign up for Universal Credit.  I really didn’t want to do it but I didn’t really have a choice.  A lot of other DJs made decisions to wait until the Chancellor would make […]

I’ve lost quite a bit of money!

In March it was announced as a lockdown. I had my last gig on that Thurs night. Thursday night was quiz night in a local (ish pub). It was a lot quieter than normal. Anyways got through it and little did I know about the weeks and months to come. On the Friday I had […]

I was left with no safety net from the government whatsoever

I went full time as a wedding DJ in April 2019. At the time, I’d been made suddenly redundant from my long term full-time career as a software engineer (the company went bust), and took the giant leap of faith to go it alone in an industry I’d already been a part of as a […]

COVID-19 has tried and tested me in many ways

I’m not one to speak publicly about how I’ve been affected. I’m a proud man, a private man, a good man. COVID-19 has tried and tested me in many ways, first of all on March 24th I was in a job that had a £21k basic, with £500-1k commission a month selling bathrooms. I had […]