A wedding DJ from Tayside has been nominated Scottish Wedding DJ of the Year for the third year running.
Better known in these areas as DJ Ally Bongo, Ally Murphy is the local one-stop shop that offers HD photography, HD photo booth, and surround mood lighting alongside a crowd-friendly disco with games and prizes.
Ally is one of the hottest wedding DJs in this part of Scotland and now the Scottish Wedding Awards have recognized his work again – which could see him bring the award home after it is presented in Glasgow in February.
Ally said, “Growing up, I was never too far from my father’s vinyl collection from the 1960s.
“Even at a young age I was a very passionate radio listener and kept myself informed about current music.
“I first got into DJing in the mid-90s when I started out with dance music. My friend had a number of decks and I loved playing the tunes and mixing the beats together. I’ve always imagined that I’d be doing this as a real career.
“I bought DJ equipment and started advertising on Facebook. My first ad was a like-and-share competition for a free disco. This came down a storm.
“Reviews and word of mouth made me popular across the Northeast.
Music is only part of the Dundee disc jockey’s job
“I designed my own website and received bookings through these too.
“Every wedding reception is very carefully designed.
“It is personalized and suitable for every customer through an initial consultation, followed by telephone calls and my questionnaire with attention to detail.
“A wedding could be the most important day of your life, so it’s imperative that the day go off without a hitch. I treat every event like my own celebration and offer a service that I would expect.
“The music side takes care of itself and the entertainment side has come more to the fore.
“I’ve developed a knack for offering different entertainment, games and routines for every evening – but the most important thing is to personalize each one to the customer and the occasion.”