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Rise and Shine Music offers a London based DJ agency with an internationally renowned DJ roster. With over 15 years experience we provide a one stop shop DJ booking service for our  roster  DJs (and can also work on booking that DJ you’ve heard of but can’t contact!)  alongside special event consulting and production services.

We have worked with many of the established London clubs and festivals, and have an international network of professional contacts across North America, Asia and Australasia.

If you are looking for the hottest, latest up and coming talent for your event we can assist you with our network of signed and unsigned DJ’s and Dance Acts - contact us for an initial free chat

If you are a DJ looking for representation we can provide a non exclusive contract where you can take advantage of our network to further your career -drop us a mail with your latest Biography and pictures for further discussion

 

 

 

DJ / Producer / Event Manager Tim Jones (aka Tonker Tim)

Tim’s musical style is described as Vocal House meets Rock Tec House, his recent bootleg remixes of The Beatles, Yello and T Rex are tearing up London’s dancefloors. Most Dj's play track after track, Tim's uniquestyle is to use the DJ deck, tools and digital workstations as instruments, creating a harmonix mix of music and samples to really move the audience.

Tim is first a foremost a DJ who loves music and moving the dance floor. Tim's DJing career began in the underground dance clubs of Brighton on the UK's South Coast. Where Tim worked warm up slots and shared the decks with some of dance-music’s most treasured DJs, including Fat Boy Slim and John Digweed. His UK break came back in 1998 where he was invited to play the Saturday main floor guest slot at London's long standing and famous gay club Heaven.

From that time Tim has worked with and promoted nights in almost all the main dance venues in London, including past residencies at The Fridge Brixton, playing at the infamous Love Muscle and the after hours Rise clubs, plus Crash, Barcode, Growlhouse at Fire, and now The Eagle London. Where now every Friday night he headlines Tonker, the busiest and sexiest weekly “Bear” event in Vauxhall

Tim was the first non USA DJ to be booked to play a marathon nine hour gig at San Francisco’s famous Real Bad charity party, during the Folsom Street Fair event, for a crowd of 5,000

International in the true sense he has been a regular in Sydney Australia for the Mardi Gras festivals, and played The Malaysian Circuit party Maydaze in Kuala Lumphor plus is a regular at Liquid Club in KL Malaysia.

Tim has also played at society parties such at Nubo restaurant in London, and various Pride and Bear Community events across the UK .
Monthly Dance Podcasts are now a feature of Tim's work - being one of the early adopters of the technology with UK DJ Pete Tong. The Podcasts can be found on Apple's iTunes under the name "Rise and Shine" and now attract a monthly download exceeding 35,000.

Tim has written numerous music articles for UK magazines and periodicals.

Tim Jones: www.timjonesmusic.co.uk

 

 

 

DJ / Radio Presenter Phil Marriott

Phil Marriott has been working as a DJ and radio presenter for over thirteen years, and continues to play at numerous clubs across London and the south, alongside working full-time as Head of Music and one of the main presenters on GaydarRadio in London.

During his time in radio, Phil has presented for Radio Victory, Win FM & Dream 107.2 (where he was Programme Manager), Virgin Megastores Radio (VMR), Impulse Live! (for Bruno Brookes’ media company, Immedia Broadcasting), Q Radio (working for ex-Top Of The Pops executive producer, Ric Blaxill) and GaydarRadio.

Whilst at GaydarRadio, Phil has played a big part in promoting the station across gay UK at various Pride events, including Manchester Pride – where he DJ’d to thousands on the main stage, as well as introducing acts like Freemasons diva Katherine Ellis, K Klass and Sophie Ellis Bextor. GaydarRadio were winners at the Arqiva Awards in London in 2008, where the team picked up the Digital Station of the Year award for the third time running.

During the same length of time as his radio work, Phil has become an established club DJ. He played a central role in launching the successful Friday nighter, Onyx at Area in London - as one of their resident DJ’ - and more recently has played at Mancunia in Manchester for Pride 2010, and SupermartXe (London) in 2009 and 2010. His gigs and residencies have also included Revenge (Brighton), Popstarz (London), Gorgeous (Portsmouth) and Legends (Brighton).

Phil has also taken his sound to some of the biggest events around the UK, including the summer festival gig headlined by Tiesto at Victoria Park, London on July 30th 2010. Phil was on the bill with Gareth Wyn (Cream) amongst other top DJ’s. Phil has also been a guest DJ at two Miami Calling events in London, playing alongside Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones.

In June 2011, Phil took on the club promoter role to launch his own alternative night called Club i at Factory 65 in Vauxhall, London.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Phil-Marriott-DJ-Radio-Presenter/120823117937007

Soundcloud:  www.soundcloud.com/phil-marriott

Podomatic:  www.djphilmarriott.podomatic.com

 

 

DJ Paul Coals

A resident of Tonker since 2007, Paul has been carving a career behind the decks for many years, playing his part in London's diverse scene, but also performing at a whole host of parties, both across the UK and overseas. Paul’s musical style, which can be described as funky, progressive tech house remains a resounding hit with audiences far and wide.

In London Paul is a long-term resident at Barcode Vauxhall and London's first original Circuit Party, Salvation. He has also featured at parties including "The Gallery“, ''Rulin", "Love Muscle”, “Megawoof” and “Scandal” and played at iconic venues including KOKO, Cafe De Paris, Fire, Astoria, CRASH, Fabric, AREA and the mother of them all Ministry Of Sound.

Paul featured in the massive Ibiza Summer season last year (Salvation Vs Cafe Ole at SPACE, Pacha, Sands Beach Bar, Cafe Mambo and Hotel Es Vive) and is looking forward to Ibiza again in 2011. He has also played at events in Australia, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France and Spain to name but a few.

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/paulcoals

 

 

 

DJ Ross Jones (aka Mr Jones, House of Hot Dog)

Old enough to remember rave, too young to remember glam rock! Ross says he is “nearly the wrong side of 40”

Ross has been djing on the london scene for over 10 years. His gigs have included Tonker, The famous LA.3, The Edge, The infamous RVT, K.A Soho (Kings Arms), Barcode Soho and London Pride events.

Currently at regular DJ at Tonker in Vauxhall and promoter of Furkin' Friday, an occasional party night in Soho. Ross’s musical influences are... the shadier side of electronic pop, acid house, US house, Club Trade sound

Booking Ross you can guarantee a mix of.... House, Tech, Progressive, Tribal, Uplifting, Deep House and the darker, sexier side of dance music.

Soundcloud:  www.soundcloud.com/hausofhotdog
Tumblr:  www.hausofhotdog.com

 

 

 

DJ / Producer Chris Brogan

Chris’s sound is a mix of light funky through to progressive house. He has played clubs across the continent of Europe in France, Belgium & Germany DJing for the amazing Panic Room events. Over the last couple of year Chris has expanded his DJing career internationally from Brazil to Greece and passing through Sweden.

Always in search of the next big track, Chris is a perfectionist of the dance floor. His mission is to make you dance!

Chris started his journey back in 2002 by playing in many of the well known clubs and warehouse parties across London. Over the years he has played at prestigious venues such as Fabric and Ministry Of Sound, taking his sound to parties such as Naked Zoo and Salvation International, and a range of regular guest slots on the London sceane.

Developing his sound, Chris became one of the headliners at the Recon.com events and now features regularly at their parties home and abroad.

Recently Chris Brogan has been featured on GuestList Network and London's Scene blogs with outstanding reviews by Disco Matt: www.discomatt.com/web/tag/chris-brogan and has played on award winning Gaydar Radio: www.gaydarradio.com

Chris’s passion is also to be able to work on his own production of music, a skill which he showcase’s on the dance floor in his sets.

Chris has a bright future in music production as well as playing out. This is one to book for your event as he is just on the cusp of a bright music career.

 

Niko

 

 

Niko Krist – DJ, Producer, Promoter (Germany)

Niko Krist is known for starting the electronic music dance scene in Germany in the late 80´s and is recognized as one of the early DJ´s and pioneers of electronic music. Since then he has been supporting the underground house and techno scene with his events and DJ performances.

Since 1984 Niko style has been travelling from party to party and juggling with all  musical styles from soul, funk, hip hop, electro, house, tech house through to minimal techno. HI mastery of mixing and his incredible feeling for music enables Niko to lead his audience on a climactic journey of sound

Niko’s credits are from all the major clubs in Germany including:

Airport – Würzburg, Nachtwerk and Alcatraz – Munich. L.O.F.T House, The Wall, Frankfurt. Ms Connexion, Altes Lagerhaus – Mannheim. Prodo X - Darmstadt
M1, Zapata, Climax, Le Fonque, Peak, Röhre, Orange Club – Stuttgart. Diamonds, H90, Playground, Kit-Kat-Club, Papierfabrik, Sensorclub, Deep Afterhours - Cologne
Poison, Parkhouse – Düsseldorf Butanclub -Wuppertal

Niko has also played extensively on the International scene including
Fusion, Circuit - Chicago
Ambasada Gavioli - Slovenia
Rotor Club, Beach Club, Best - Zagreb
Crash, The Fridge, Turnmills, Fabric, Area - London
Cave Club - Salzburg
Fumicao Progresso, Ipanema Beach Club - Rio De Janeiro
Time, Paradiso, Odeon, Melkweg - Amsterdam
Arena, Distrito Destino, Beatfactory, Souvenier - Barcelona
Q, Amnesia, Km5, Dc 10, Space - Ibiza
Rohstofflager, Spider Galaxy, Era, Matrix, Q-Club, Oxa, China Garden - Zurich
Under, Club 79, Red Light, La Bandouche - Paris
Womb - Tokio
Fuse Club - Brussels
Heaven, Qube - Rome
La Riviera, Space Of Sound - Madrid

Niko had also enjoyed playing some of the largest parties in the world including:

Loveparade 95, 96, 97, 98, 2009 - Berlin/Essen
Rave On Snow Train 95, 96, 97, 98 - Saalbach
Streetparade 98, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010 - Zürich
Space Of Sound´S Infinita Festival Madrid 2007, 2010
Lowlands Festival 2001, Dance Valley 2003 - Netherlands
Black & Blue Festival - Montreal 2001

Niko promotes The Sonarwave Festival and Deep Afterhours club in Cologne.

His skills also cross into the production of music and Niko founded in January 2011 the deep house label "DJookee Recordings" and the techno label "Kaltstart Recordings" together with his friend and co partner Mvdv (Plastic City)

 

Zack

 

 

DJ Zack Hadley

Zack is a DJ in great demand with an insatiable appetite for work, with residencies throughout the UK from Birmingham to Brighton; Portsmouth to Leicester, Southampton to Vauxhall, he’s never far from a dance floor, plying his craft.

Born in London and raised on the Balearics, fluent Spanish speaking Zack had a passion for dance music. Moving back to the UK, with a burning desire to become a DJ, switching from Trance towards the then new ‘progressive house’ genre of music.

Zack prefers not to be pidgeonholed, having played sets in most house music genres inc; commercial, tribal and tech house, dependant on the music policy of the venue. Zack launched his DJ career by hitting the Brighton club scene in 2009 and it’s been non stop ever since. Inspired by DJ icons such as Tony de Vit, Andy Farley, Lisa Pin-Up, Anne Savage and Lisa Lashes, his sound is certainly Progressive. “I love music with energy and emotion,” claims Zack as he works the crowd and loves watching how his audience react. Zack is no stranger to huge crowds. After playing to over 5000 clubbers, with a 3hr headline set at Gran Canaria Pride; sets at Heaven (also in Gran Canaria), and headlining at Dublin Pride 2011, has brought international success.

Following sets at Birmingham and Soho Pride’s, he is acquiring quite a following. Cardiff Mardi Gras saw Zack playing alongside Phil Marriott on the Gaydar Radio main stage. He has worked with Anne Savage and ‘Spice Girl’ Geri Halliwell, in addition to guest sets at Fire, Wild Fruit, Heaven and Revenge and some of the UK’s largest gay clubbing brands.

 


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DJ Rick Parker

Rick music style is big funky piano fuelled house, his love of dance music started in his last year of High School listening to Trance and Happy Hardcore mix tapes. He was amazed at how the tunes were blended together - it was this that made him buy his first set of decks at the age of 17. Rick started to teach himself the tricks of the trade through hours of practicing; driven by pure passion for the music he plays which was originally the harder side of dance.

In June 2002 Rick was asked to play his first live set in Bar Beba (Macclesfield) – One problem - they wanted House. So for this gig, playing with records borrowed from a very good friend, he played it, and this was where the start of his love for house music began! With a Trance and Hardcore mixing background, this brings a unique style to the way he mixes Funky House.

Two years later, after moving to Manchester and building up his House record collection, he started to promote himself. The main breakthrough came in October 2004 when Rick entered ‘DJ Idol 2004’ which was held at ‘The Bar Café’ on Deansgate Locks in Manchester. During the competition, Rick was spotted by the owner of a new bar/club due to open in 2005 called 14 Lloyd St.

In March 2005 Rick received the call from the owner of Lloyd St and thus got his first residency at this 900 capacity venue. Playing 5 hour sets every Friday and Saturday night, with his unique style of Funky House Rick quickly got a great following every week. Rick’s ability to read the floor is spot on, keeping it constant all night long.

In the September Rick was asked to enter DJ Idol 2005. This was to be held at Revolution (Parsonage Gardens) Manchester. Rick accepted the invitation, successfully getting through to the final in December. The following month, Rick learned that the owners of 14 Lloyd Street had decided to sell up and were closing at the end of January 2006 - so he had to find something new!

Rick’s main ambition had always been to play in Manchester’s Gay Village. It was with thanks to Anni Hogan (who wrote, arranged and produced Marc Almond for 9 years, and was also Resident DJ at Spirit Bar - Canal Street – Manchester) that he finally got his chance.

In February 2006 Rick dropped a demo disk into Anni at Spirit and a week later was playing the only slots she could give him, mainly covering for resident DJ’s who were away and on Bank holidays. Whilst playing one Bank Holiday, Rick was spotted by the manager of Via (620 capacity bar/club also on Canal Street, Manchester) and was given his new residency where he still plays to this day.

Alongside Rick’s residency at VIA he has also had the privilege to guest at some amazing events around the world like… Tonker in London, Euroski Pride in Saalbach, Austria and Bisbee Pride in Arizona USA!