Shhh! Silent DJ at work! Hong Kong Beat wedding and event disco on iconic silent events

You’ve probably been to great parties where the DJ was just starting to swing when it’s been time for him to pull the plugs and put the tunes away, and you’ve maybe been one of those – I know I have – urging him to play one more song, then another. But sadly, you’ve been left a little disappointed. Yes?

Those of you who’ve been to Clockenflap in Hong Kong (if not, have a look here) will probably know about the ‘silent disco tent’. A surreal place where everybody jumps and dances around, singing along to their favourite tunes… Except there’s no music. Well, there is, but only in the wireless headphones they are wearing. And they have a great time.

Sounds odd? Well it’s actually a great way to cater for a lot of different musical tastes in one room, with three channels on each headphone that can play different music genres, or different styles of DJs, all at the same time.

But it’s not only a great way to satisfy multiple tastes in music, but also a way to bring music to a party and event environment when audible music is otherwise not allowed or is inconvenient; making it a solution to those party unhappy-endings!

I’ve catered to several parties where the venue’s noise control policy, or just simply polite consideration for neighbours, meant an early end to the night, or prohibited audible music completely. This has included some iconic venues where we have had to close down quite early and usually just as we were starting to get going – rooftop terraces and pool sides; beach front restaurants; elegant ballrooms in majestic hotels; restaurants, gardens, and marquees in grounds in residential areas… Even on board Hong Kong’s heritage trams!

Not every day you get to do a party with such a dramatic setting. The Beach House, Cheung Sha, Lantau.

All were in prime, high-end fabulous venues for wine, food, setting, and ambience, but the one thing that detracted from the full satisfaction of the function was the need to call ‘last tune’ at around eleven pm! Not the kind of party nightlife Hong Kong is famous for, or that Hong Kongers usually expect!

So ‘silent disco’ is an answer, and allows for longer parties that can simultaneously cater for all tastes, from the 20 somethings dancing to chart hits, to the mums and aunties ripping it up to 80s and 90s classics, to the grans with 60s and 70s pop and disco, and any combo in between. Or, western pop for one side of the family, Chinese pop for the others; even maybe a channel especially dedicated for dad dancing!

Hardly anybody will be left unhappy with the music choices at the end of the night, or with an early ending. And the excitement of so many different styles happening at the same time creates a great buzz and adds to the enjoyment, leaving your guests talking about the party for years to come.

But ‘silent disco’ doesn’t have to be for just dancing… The concept’s application is almost endless for any place or event where you might have a noise restriction policy, or a need to cater to different audio needs, or the ambient noise levels are too high for the event audio. Some examples might be: multi-cultural events; outdoor events; viral marketing campaigns; shows requiring simultaneous languages; multi-product launches. More ideas can be found at my website here.

Hong Kong Beat works with an experienced Worldwide silent event provider who uses only high quality audio transmitters and headphones and, in terms of music, Hong Kong Beat will work closely with you to craft play sets, either played by a live DJ or professionally pre-mixed, to your exact needs. Take a look here to check and listen to the variety of music I offer and music FAQ, and here for iconic party ideas.

If you do not want silence for the entire event, perhaps pre-dinner cocktail and dinner background music, or for speeches, Hong Kong Beat can provide the traditional audio equipment as well for that part of the evening, or work with your chosen venue to provide music through their in-house system, with the ‘silent’ event kicking in later when the audio levels have to be muted.

Want to build a party and dance floor mood, or enhance an event décor, with intelligent lighting? Hong Kong Beat also has several options on lighting, ranging from packages with computer programmed wash lighting, up to club-like ‘full house’ lighting and atmospherics effects.

More information on comprehensive packages offering audio and/or lighting can be found here.

The great benefit in selecting Hong Kong Beat, is dealing with just one supplier for all your music, audio, and lighting needs, cutting down costs and tricky liaison between different suppliers or the need for an event coordinator, and ultimately giving you peace of mind and a successful, memorable event.

The possibilities are endless really, not just as solutions to venue noise controls, but as a way to stretch your imagination and host the iconic events that people will always remember.

So, don’t make a noise, but make a big impression with your next ‘silent’ iconic party or event with Hong Kong Beat wedding and event solution.

For more information, or a chat about what is possible, drop me a line.

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Hong Kong Beat wedding and party disco has updated its Theme Nights page

Hong Kong Beat loves theme night parties – whether its 80s hair rock, 70s disco, Carnivale, Salsa, or movie nights, and many other ideas, we love the challenge of finding and playing great and relevant tunes to entertain during dinner and on the dance floor.

So here’s lots of great ideas for themed parties!

 

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco Halloween party package!

Halloween party package available from Hong Kong Beat mobile disco.

A comprehensive solution to your audio and music party needs, supplying all audio equipment with DJ playing music anywhere from today back to the 40s or 50s, with many specially made sets of scary and haunting rock and dance tunes – also suitable for kids – for screaming parties!

Packages can also include lighting that can be customized to add to, or build the spooky atmosphere, with strobes, UV, projected flame effects, smoke and programmed lighting.

Contact me via FB (@HongKongBeat) to discuss your party needs, or via my web page http://www.hkbeatdisco.com, where you can find more information on packages, options, and music, as well as the many different kinds of functions Hong Kong Beat can cater for.

A little thesp on the side… HK Arts Festival

I’ll be adding to the bodies on stage in the HK Arts Festival production of Verdi’s opera ‘Simon Boccanegra’. Shows Friday 26 and Sunday 28 (matinee) February, and Tuesday 1 March 2016.

Come along and support the local arts!

https://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/programmes/teatro-regio-torino-simon-boccanegra/?gclid=CJTAnrGbicsCFQyZvAodRtsGqQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco celebrates Thanksgiving Day

A group of economic and political refugees, having survived an intrepid sea journey, found and gave thanks that their new country was bountiful, if not without dangers and mistrust from the local populace.

Now wind back 400 years…

So started the modern American tradition of Thanksgiving, though it traces its roots back to the puritans under Henry VIII, and back even further to pagan rituals before Christianity ‘borrowed’ them.

Music can be a form of thanks, either in the sentiments of a song, the words or just the associations, so Hong Kong Beat mobile disco would like to offer thanks and cerebrate Thanksgiving Day with a little offering of tunes about being thankful for friends, harvests or just for being.

Hong Kong Beat mobile disco has added info on bar/bat mitzvahs to its Parties & Events page

Thinking of holding a bar or bat mitzvah in Hong Kong and need a DJ or disco for the party?

Here  are the comprehensive music, DJ, MC, lighting and audio services that Hong Kong Beat mobile disco has to offer.

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Hong Kong Beat mobile disco and DJ Xmas party packages

Planning festive season parties, and looking for a comprehensive music solution?

No matter what kind of end-of-year function you are planning, if you need a DJ, band, or both – or other entertainers – then Hong Kong Beat offers 4 different packages, suitable for many kinds of functions, ranging from full night dinner and dancing, to shorter suppers, receptions and lunches, as well as children’s parties. These packages offer flexibility in duration, equipment and cost, and we even have a line to Santa!

Party Package – suitable for full programme events requiring dancing and lasting around 5 hours or more.

Reception Package – suitable for shorter events of around 3 hours that only require background or mood music.

DJ Package – suitable for events where the venue or client supplies the audio systems, such as at nightclubs or bars.

Effects Package – suitable for functions where the client has a live band, DJ, entertainers, or pre-recorded music, but would like to have mood, back lighting, dance lighting and/or effects.

Full details of the packages, options, and add-on can be found on the Disco packages page and you can leave a contact telephone or email address. You can also drop me a message via Facebook or LinkedIn to chat more if you prefer.