DJ spins round to see bride

SPINNING: Happy couple Andrew Bazeley and Gemma Kerr plan their playlist with the help of DJ Mike Woolston
SPINNING: Happy couple Andrew Bazeley and Gemma Kerr plan their playlist with the help of DJ Mike Woolston

LOVING couple Gemma Kerr and Andrew Bazeley can look forward to a day surrounded by friends and family when they marry.

And like every other wedding, they will all get to enjoy their favourite music on the couple’s wedding day in September.

A disco is a great part of any wedding and the winners of the Bride of the Year competition, run in conjunction with Robert Usher Photography, can’t wait to enjoy theirs.

It will be provided by Mike Woolston who runs the Seaton Carew-based company Astro Disco.

Mike is delighted to one again be providing our couple with their choice of tunes. The couple are in expert hands.

He left school at 16, and had his first appointment as a DJ the very next day.

He has never looked back since and now caters for all sorts of functions throughout the North.

Mike has added some extra touches lately. He has a revamped website that clients can log on to, to organise their weddings.

They can pay for discos directly on the website, can list their music choices that way, and can even have their wedding guests give dedications on the site through a password protected area.

Mike covers about 40 weddings a year from Harrogate, in the south, to Edinburgh in the north. But most of his work is in Hartlepool and the surrounding areas.

He said weddings were usually his main line of work and people liked a good mixture of sounds from the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as current tracks.

Mike added: “ I am doing more on the weddings and moving away from the generalised mobile discos. I am becoming more of a specialist company.”

He said his aim was to offer “more like a full wedding package, to become more of a wedding co-ordinator.”

Andrew, 25, a Hartlepool refuge collector, said: “I like 80s and 90s music. I love Queen and Meatloaf.”

Gemma, 28, who is mum to six-year-old Madeline, said: “I like a bit of modern stuff and some smoochie numbers as well. I would say I like a mixture of a bit of everything.”

The couple first became engaged after they attended the wedding of Gemma’s brother Graham in May last year at Lake Garda in Italy. The romantic occasion was the spur Andrew needed for him to pop the question himself.