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Rikky is a talented event planner and pioneering Open Format DJ.

From large capacity venues to intimate weddings Rikky has made a name for himself as someone who can create the right mood and atmosphere for your event, and then as the compère and evening DJ. He can switch between music styles, keeping the party going into the small hours.

As the owner of Essential Rikky has high standards to maintain so please get in touch with any question or enquiry.

Rikky’s highlight events include: Wembley Stadium Champions League Final 2013, Bank of England and HMRC annual parties, Sound Curator at the award-winning Mash Restaurant and Archer Street Bar, promoter of club nights The Laundry and Rise. Entertainment supplier to The Lansdowne and Garrick Private Members Clubs. Brit Awards after-party DJ. DJ Supplier to Inception Group and entertainment supplier to several law firms over Christmas.

From planning and speaking at awards ceremonies to hosting private parties or club nights no event is too big or too small. Whether it’s introducing the first dance, a birthday welcome or any performance Rikky can do it all. Watch him in action here as Master of Ceremonies as part of his wedding DJ role:

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    High Five Phil

    ‘High Five Phil’ has been packing dance floors across London and the UK for well over a decade with a riotous blend of unashamedly popular music.
    Revelers at his gigs are impressed by slick mixing of today’s hits and musical knowledge stretching from 1950s Rock ‘n Roll through to the latest artists from the twenty-teens. Current chart, pop, indie, house, R ‘n B, and rock are all within his mixing repertoire.

    Alongside residencies at some of the West End’s busiest party venues like O Bar and O’Neill’s, Phil has DJ’d at a string of larger clubs such as The Camden Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls, The O2 Academy and International Centre in Bournemouth, the Nottingham Palais de Dance and a number of neighborhood bars in Islington and Clapham.

    The other side of Phil’s DJ career is as an accomplished wedding, corporate event and party entertainer which has seen him asked to provide music and atmosphere for events across the UK. As an experienced broadcaster, Phil has compered many large scale events from introducing the newly married couple for their first dance through to welcoming Peter Andre and Blue onto the stage at the 2015 Castle Concerts in Rochester.

    If you are looking for a versatile Disc Jockey to entertain a crowd at any occasion then Phil Harrison is the go-to man for you.

    DJ Andy Black

    Specialising in classy retro party tunes (80’s pop, classic rock / pop / indie through the decades, classic funk and soul / 70s disco and hip hop) fused with the best in modern-day classics, Andy always plays the music YOU want to hear. Andy has played at many weddings, functions, office parties, birthday parties and other functions across London and beyond. Here are some of his highlights:

    • Regular DJ work at Bunga Bunga in Battersea
    • A long-standing residency at the famous Theatre Royal Stratford East
    • Archer Street nightclub near Piccadilly Circus (residency)
    • The 2017 ProSound awards at The Steel Yard, London
    • The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow
    • Murder Mystery Events at Sherlock Holmes Hotel, Baker Street
    • The RAC Club on Pall Mall
    • The British Transport Police’s Christmas party (three years running)
    • Chelsea Football Club events
    • Murder Mystery Events Ltd. at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel on Baker Street
    • The Hospital Club in Covent Garden
    • The London Transport Museum
    • Villandry on Great Portland Street
    • Lutyens Restaurant and Club (Terence Conran) on Fleet Street
    • The Oxo Tower in SE1 (for IK Investment’s anniversary dinner)
    • Westminster Catholic Cathedral in the courtyard
    • Nestle UK headquarters in Maidenhead
    • Restaurant gigs including residencies at Smollensky’s on The Strand, and Da Scalzo in Victoria

    Chloe Fontaine

    After another groundbreaking year, Chloé Fontaine has proven why she is one of the most in-demand London female event DJs. Whether she is performing to thousands of festival-goers or at intimate corporate functions.

    Returning from another year touring with Porsche, BMW, Carlsberg, Smirnoff around the Uk at events or festivals like Goodwood Festival of Speed, Reading, Latitude to name a few.

    She is also DJ/curator for many luxury brands for their shops and showrooms as well as a number of top-end hotels.

    With residencies at numerous central London hotspots covering high-end Restaurants, hotels, members clubs, fashion shows, major events and celebrity parties.

    You can see why her experience and talent have given her an ever-growing portfolio and presence within the corporate and underground club scene in the UK and Internationally.

    Duke Wellington

    Duke Wellington is a DJ, producer and musician based in London, UK. He gigs regularly in London, spinning at venues such as the Barbican, The Lansdowne Members Club, Bar Smith, Cahoots, the O Bar, South Bank Tower, Mr Fogg’s, Crazy Bear, and the Intercontinental Park Lane. He has also performed at corporate parties for the likes of CIT and KPMG.

    With a deep passion for many styles of music, Duke’s DJ sets are wide-ranging: from Blue Note Jazz to Samba and Salsa; from Deep Funk cuts to upbeat Soul and Disco. And, if the crowd are really in the mood to party, Duke is happy to switch to RnB, Hip Hop, Pop and EDM Club Classics. No matter what the genre, the emphasis is always on selecting great records with quality, soulful vocals. Duke travels with a laptop and DJ controller as standard, but is equally happy to DJ from USB sticks if the venue has CDJs in place. He can also provide a DJ stand, PA system and lights for an additional fee. He is available for gigs anywhere in the UK as long as travel costs are covered [50p per mile] (for gigs outside London), and accommodation costs are covered (for gigs more than 100 miles from London).

    Leon Jean Marie

    DJ/composer/sound designer, Leon Jean-Marie previously made his mark as a critically acclaimed recording artist with the release of his debut album ‘Bent Out of Shape’.

    He began making music at the age of 13. Eventually his home-grown tracks would grab the attention of Mark Ronson, Bloodshy (Galantis) and Cathy Denis, leading to lasting collaborations. As one of the most versatile contemporary composers around, Leon has many award winning and nominated projects under his belt, including ‘The Painting’ (Vogue Italia/Tory Burch) starring Elisa Sednaoui, Pirelli Calender 2018 and ‘Sergei for Nowness’ starring Sergei Polunin. Leon is currently working on a new conceptual album and atheatrical release ‘London Boys’ starring Emma Thompson.

    David Brown

    A fantastic DJ and Video DJ, David Brown regularly entertains at the best parties and club nights. His creative and inspiring sets combine all the latest Dance, Pop, R’n’B, Latin and Rock with the Classics. Extremely experienced, David always keeps the party in full swing with his expert musical knowledge, crowd reading ability and amazing mixing skills that he has developed in over 25 years of DJing. David has a vast and diverse music collection as well as what is probably the largest collection of the best quality music video ever seen for any DJ or VJ event.

    Always professional, friendly, versatile and well presented. Whatever the occasion David is the number 1 choice for your party or event.

    DJ Adam Fabulous

    Adam is a versatile, creative and skilled Open Format DJ with experience in clubs, bars and some of the worlds best parties. He has a passion for people singing along, cheering, clapping, dancing on the bar and generally having an amazing time.

    As a premium event DJ Adam Fabulous has played some of London’s most prestigious events and parties and has played events around the world, including working a season in Ibiza.

    Adam specializes in a commercial mix of funk, soul, disco, and pop to keep any dance floor alive all night and will take your requests with pleasure.
    His club and bar residencies alone include:

    • Archer Street Soho (award-winning)
    • Freedom Bar Soho
    • O Bar
    • Mahiki
    • Century
    • Kensington Roof Gardens

    Adam Baine

    A truly open format multi-genre DJ with no boundaries, Adam loves his craft and understands the importance of reading the room at any type of venue or event. As well as holding residencies at popular London venues attracting party goes and celebs, Adam has played many regular gigs in and around London and has excellent experience of private and corporate events.

    With a background in music production and performance, Adam’s DJ-ing displays an eclectic musical taste including Chart, Club Anthems, Commercial, Dance, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Indie, Motown, Pop, Remix, RnB, Rock, Soul, Urban and everything in between.

    Having previously founded and run a series of regular live music events as host, musician and sound engineer, Adam’s progression into DJ-ing was a natural one which grew from his healthy relationships with numerous London venues and events organizers. Also hailing from Essex and London Adam has great knowledge of it’s nightlife and culture.

    Past Venues & Residencies -Archer Street Soho & Clapham Century Members Club Soho Exhibit Balham Freedom Soho The Groucho Club Soho Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge Hay Hill Members Club Mayfair The Hoxton Holborn The Looking Glass Cocktail Club Shoreditch Loves Company Shoreditch Zebrano’s City.


    DJ Angus has performed in a huge variety of venues and provided fantastic entertainment to a wide range of clients from corporate bodies to regular guests in pubs and clubs for nearly 30 years. He has hosted quiz nights, race nights, talent shows, karaoke nights and fashion shows as well as playing music for parties with ranging music policy.

    Angus provides a seamless blend of music, mixing styles and genres to great effect whilst delivering a confident mic style that captivates any audience. Function venues include:

    • The Grand Hotel, Brighton
    • Renaissance Suite, Jurys Inn Brighton (Resident)
    • The Metropole, Brighton
    • The Thistle, Brighton
    • The Oak Hotel, Brighton
    • Queens Hotel, Brighton
    • The Waldorf Astoria, London
    • Westminster Hall, London
    • Bayswater Town Hall, London
    • The Ritz, London
    • Addington Palace, Bromley
    • Museum Room, Copthorne Hotel
    • Gatwick Europa
    • Bromley Town Hall (Mayor’s banquet)
    • Millennium Hotel, Knightsbridge
    • Rendezvous Casino