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**Feedback left on Facebook Page** - Thank you so much Gary for running our race night for Ash Avalanche. So well organised from booking the event, setting up on the night and getting people spending their money. See you next year! Caroline, Ash Avalanche Hockey Club Fundraiser, Ash Vale - November 2015
Hi Gary, Thank you very much for providing the entertainment for my birthday. I really enjoyed the evening along with all of my friends who were there. Lots of good comments about the Disco. I know a few people found it loud but that's with a small hall and they were ok after a few wines! I liked the way you were very organised and good communications up front before the event and always checking that I was happy. Thank you very much. I will be sure to recommend you if anyone is looking for a DJ. Steve - 40th Birthday - Silchester, Hampshire - October 2015
We booked Gary (Shakermaker Promotions) through a recommendation from the Red Lion Hotel for our wedding on 11th September 2015. We had various meetings prior to our wedding and found him friendly and professional in his attitude and vast experience. Easy to get on with and he listened to our requirements and helped us with ideas from his time doing wedding functions. The correspondence was always timely and informative leading up to our big day. Gary arrived in the morning to set up his equipment and the uplighting that we had booked aswell. On the evening Gary was everything that we could have wished for, a true professional! He made the evening go so smoothly and everyone was dancing from the start to the end, a true sign of someone that knows what they are doing. Everyone commented on the quality of the music and the way that it helped the evening flow. Gary would interject from time to time with some quips and banter that kept our guests amused. Overall, the best Disco Entertainment we have ever experienced and we would recommend Gary for any function. Thank you for making our evening go like a dream! Nick & Sandra - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hampshire - September 2015
**Feedback left on Facebook Page** - AMAZING DJ!!! We booked Gary for our wedding and we couldn't fault him. He came to our home a week before and discussed what kind of music, the first dance etc. On the day he set up in the morning so that there was no faffing about on the evening. I won't lie, he wasn't the cheapest we found but he was worth the extra! We also paid for the uplighting service and that was incredible. Michelle - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hampshire - September 2015
Hi Gary, We have nothing but great feedback for you. You were reliable, thorough, professional, flexible and did exactly what you promised. Everyone had a great time and that was largely down to the music that you played. You played to the audience and there were people dancing all night which was really important to us. Thank you for playing our bizarre song requests and for being so patient with people (I'm so sorry about that!). We would not think twice about recommending you to anyone and everyone that needs a Disco. Thanks Gary, you're a star! Laura & Colin - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hampshire - September 2015
**Feedback left on Facebook Page** - Amazing night and a fantastic guy. The music was brilliant and all of our guests have commented. You know you made the right choice when that happens!!! Book Gary, you won't be disappointed. Many thanks, Donna - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hampshire - September 2015
Hi Gary, Thanks so much for Saturday night. It was AWESOME!!!! Everyone had a brilliant time and I had a number of people come up to me and say that you were a "brilliant DJ". Thank you for doing a fantastic job with the music for my birthday. Louise - 40th Birthday, Basingstoke, Hampshire - August 2015
Shakermaker Promotions are top draw from booking to event. Highly recommended. I've worked with Gary for a number of years now and have only ever received positive feedback from the events he did. Mark, Manager The Red Lion Hotel, Basingstoke, Hampshire
**Thank You Card** - Hi Gary, just a quick note to say thank you so much for doing the evening Disco at our amazing wedding. We had such an incredible time and I think our guests did too!!!! (judging by the pictures of how full the dance floor was). Thank you for all of your help. We'll be sure to pass your details on to anyone else who is getting hitched! All the best, Louise & Ben - Wedding, Stockbridge - August 2015
Hi Gary, WOW! We met Gary before our renewal and knew straight away that our evening was going to be good. Gary listened to everything we asked, provided a fun filled evening and even persuaded a reluctant me to do a first dance! We would highly recommend Gary and some of our guests took his business cards. Many thanks, Gen - Renewal of vows, Basingstoke, Hampshire - August 2015
My husband Rob and I got married in August and we hired Shakermaker Promotions / Gary to do our Disco and lighting in the evening. We were also his 450th wedding and his biggest wedding of the year. Gary was the recommended supplier at our venue (Taplins Place) and I am really pleased that we got in touch. Gary took the time to get to know us and what we were after and was able to pull off a fantastic mix of Pop, Indie and Bollywood for a very mixed audience and reflected different parts of the evening. The week before the wedding Gary even came over to our flat for a pre-meet to confirm all of the details which surprised us and pretty much anyone we mentioned this to but it was all part of the service. This made us really relaxed and we knew we were in good hands. I'm not sure what he must have thought starting with The Smiths, ending with the Manic Street Preachers and Oasis with S Club 7, Backstreet Boys and lots of Bhangra sandwiched in between but it was bloody fantastic and I have never seen a dance floor so full at a wedding. Thank you so much. We would 100% recommend Gary to others. We had such a fun evening. Aasha & Rob - Wedding, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire - August 2015
**Thank You Card** - Hi Gary, we wanted to send you a little something to show our grattitude for the superb Disco you provided for us on our special day. We have just returned from our honeymoon and want to re-live our evening reception again, it really was that good! Our guests commented that you were very approachable and that there was something for everyone in the mix of music you played. You were very professional and very helpful and informative from the first email up to the last song of the night. We really can't thank you enough for giving us the perfect ending to our perfect day. Please feel free to add this feedback to your website. We are more than happy to recommend you to anyone that is looking for a DJ for their wedding. Once again, thanks so much. You are a diamond! Geoff and Lisa - Wedding, Farnham, Surrey - July 2015

Hi Gary, Absolutely fantastic!!! Gary is a top bloke and totally professional. It was a pleasure to have him provide the entertainment for our wedding reception. The styles of music played throughout the evening were blended and transitioned perfectly. Everyone had a brilliant time and I would absolutely recommend Shakermaker Promotions to anyone for any occasion. Top, top stuff! Thank you, Kevn - Wedding Basingstoke, Hampshire - June 2015

Hi Gary, Andy and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful party you gave us and our guests. I would not hesitate recommending you to anyone. From the initial email to the last dance you worked with us to provide quality entertainment. We were highly impressed with everything and what's even nicer is that you got our personalities and we both think you're a great bloke! Thanks for giving us an evening to remember. Nicole & Andy - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hampshire - May 2015

Hi Gary,
You did an amazing job last night. I'm so happy we found you. It really was like going back to the 80's and there was never a time where the dance floor was empty! Everyone had a blast and my guests have asked me to tell you that you are the best disco they have come across. Everything was perfect. My husband is 30 next year and he wants a party too so we will be calling you again. If people want a good party then call Shakermaker Promotions. He really is the best. I can't thank you enough! Emma - 1980's themed 30th Birthday - Basingstoke, Hampshire - March 2015

This was the fourth year that Gary supplied the Disco for our Christmas party and once again everybody was on the dance floor from the first song until the last song. Gary is highly professional and very sensitive to the type of music that we like to hear. We will certainly be booking him next year! Many thanks as always. Glynis - The Way Up Group - Christmas Party, Basingstoke, Hampshire - November 2014
Hi Gary,
Hope you're well and that you've had five minutes to sit down and breathe this week!
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help last Sunday 28th. I'm sorry we didn't get much of a chance to say thank you on the night - we ended up a bit preoccupied running around trying to clear all our bits and pieces up, and by the time we were done you'd vanished! As it turns out we needn't have worried as we had plenty of time to get all of the stuff our taxi never turned up! Anyway, we wanted to say thank you for your patience with the late start (totally our fault) and for gauging the music so well on the night. You even had my mum up dancing at one point, which I don't think I've ever seen before, so it must have been good! The whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the area looking for a DJ - a really friendly, professional and personalised service from end to end. Massive thanks once again for making sure that everyone enjoyed themselves and for helping to make our day brilliantly memorable. May well see you around soon! Kind regards, Selina and Neil - Wedding - Hampshire - September 2014
Hi Gary,
I must say we I thought you were fantastic from start to finish! I was given the job of arranging the DJ but you made it easy to be honest.
When we first booked you, you sent through all the forms and information about shakermaker and then called me just for a quick chat and explain how you work.This really put my mind at ease.
I think I sent you a few emails in between booking you and the actual wedding to ask if there was anything you needed, but each time you just reassured me everything was in hand and not to worry.
Just before the wedding we changed our mind on only having certain songs and sent you a full playlist. But this was not a problem for you at all and you literally played all of the songs we requested. What made it even better was you knew exactly when to play which songs to keep the dance floor pumping!
You also went out of your way to meet us before hand and again on the day just to make sure we were relaxed and knew everything was under control music wise. I also had to ask for some extra equipment, announcements and use your extension lead for a while. Again you did not make a big deal on any of this which just gave us one less thing to worry about!
Lights,sound and song mixing was perfect and I would recommend shaker maker anytime. My only regret was that I didn't buy you a drink on the night!! Thanks for contributing and being a big factor in what literally was the best day of our lives. All the best, Ryland and Lucy - Wedding - Hampshire - August 2014
Hi Gary, We have just returned from our honeymoon and it was amazing. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your services on our wedding day.
The music went off better than expected. Everyone dancing and having the time of their lives, even my dad was up and that's a rare sight to see. Everyone loved the music choices and the feedback we received from our guests was that you really captured our personalities with the music. I know a few people who will be getting married in the next couple of years and I will definitely be recommending you to them. Thanks once again. Sabrina & Anthony - Wedding - Hampshire - June 2014
Hi Gary, myself and Jack would like to thank you for the disco for our wedding on Saturday. We had the most amazing afternoon and evening. We didn't get married until 5.00pm which is why I was able to contact you on the day incase you were wondering (I wasn't emailing you walking down the aisle - lol). The party was great and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We just wanted to thank you again!!! Best Wishes - Carly & Jack - Wedding - Hampshire - June 2014
Hello Gary, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Saturday was THE most amazing day ever!!!! The Uplighting created the most beautiful ambience for the ceremony and reception and the music was spot on. Thank you so much for being part of our special day and making it one to remember. We will be sure to recommend you to everyone! Wishing you all the best, David & Laura - Wedding - Hampshire - May 2014
Hi Gary, We wanted to email you to thank you for the amazing disco you provided for our wedding. Lots of people have commented on how good the music was and that is obviously down to you. The uplighting you supplied also added that extra special touch and looked fantastic. Thanks ever so much. We will be in touch again in the future should we require an excuse for a party. Best wishes Roy & Jackie - Wedding, Hampshire - September 2013
Hi Gary, Just back off our honeymoon and wanted to say thank you for making our evening such fun. We had a fab night and have received lots of comments on how good you were and how the mix of music was perfect. We will definitely use you again and recommend you to all of our family and friends. Regards- Tracy & Brian - Wedding, Hampshire - July 2013
Hi Gary, Just wanted to say thank you for last night. You were brilliant and everyone had a brilliant time! Hope you got over that nervous feeling once you saw everyone enjoying themselves. Thanks again! - Elizabeth & Craig - Wedding, Hampshire, July 2013
We booked Gary of Shakermaker Promotions after searching the internet for the kind of DJ we wanted as we had a specific idea of the music that we wanted which was far from the norm'. We were both surprised and excited that a DJ like Gary actually existed and couldn't wait until our big day to throw some shapes on the dancefloor. The service from start to finish was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend Shakermaker Promotions to anyone that is looking for a Disco & DJ that has passion for what he does. Gary, we applaud you. Thanks ever so much for making our evening reception something that is still be spoken about. Kindest regards, Tanya & Jason - Wedding, Surrey - May 2013
Hi Gary, We had a lovely evening thank you. I even strained my calf muscles with all the dancing, shows how fit I am doesn't it! Everyone had a smashing day. The weather for us was beautiful and the Disco you provided in the evening was great entertainment. Thank you once again! - Kerry & Henry - Wedding, Berkshire - February 2013
Hi Gary, An absolutely massive thank you to you for giving us our perfect wedding indie disco! We haven't been able to walk for the past two days because we spent so much time on the dance floor. So many of our guests have commented on what an amazing job you did with the music so thank you, thank you, thank you! You made our night! - Henrietta & Matt - Wedding, Hampshire - Feburary 2013
Hi Gary, I wanted to send you a message to say a massive thank you for providing the Disco for our wedding reception the other night. We all had a fantastic evening and you were brilliant. Everyone has commented to us just how good you were. Hope you have a great Christmas. Best wishes - Sarah & Matt - Wedding, Hampshire - December 2012
Hi Gary, Thank you for doing the Disco for my husband's 70th Birthday. He had a brilliant evening and commented on how fantastic you were. Many thanks - Noel - 70th Birthday, Hampshire - December 2012
Hi Gary, Apologies that it has taken so long to get back to you. Darren and myself just wanted to thank you for the brilliant disco that you supplied for our 80s themed party. The music was great and the visuals you supplied as an addition complimented it. You exceeded our expectations and we have had lots of great comments from our guests. I am sure you will be hearing from us again in the future. Thanks ever so much and all the very best with your business. You certainly know your music! It was money well spent. - Juliette & Darren - 80s Themed Party - Winchester - November 2012
Hi Gary, Thanks very much for the brilliant disco you supplied for our wedding. We have had so many positive comments about the music and how you kept coming up with songs to keep everybody on the dance floor. One of our friends said he really needs to get fit if he is going to dance like that again (I think the Madness songs did him in). We had a wonderful time and have already recommended you to a friend who asked where we found you so you probably have not seen the last of us. Seriously, we can't thank you enough. Warmest regards David & Emma - Wedding, Berkshire - September 2012

Hi Gary, Thank you so much for Friday night, the feedback I have had from everyone that came was that it was a really enjoyable night. We also made nearly £700 which is fantastic! I am sorry it went on quite late, I think if we did it again we would have to think about timings etc. Thank you once again for all your help before and on the night, it was really good to organise a new event for the school. Kind regards Paula Lakhani c/o Friends of Eastwick Infant School - Fund Raising Event - Race Night, Burnham, Surrey - October 2012
Hi Gary,

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for a great night on Saturday. I think we were a fairly easy , albeit very drunken crowd, however a few guests commented on how great the playlist was - so thank you! The music was spot on and nicely captured some of the tunes that defined Alison’s youth. Best wishes, James & Alison Kelliher - 40th Birthday - Odiham, Hampshire - July 2012

Hi Gary, Many thanks for the Disco that you supplied for our wedding last weekend. We chose Shakermaker Promotions to provide the Disco Entertainment for our wedding because the website was excellent and featured lots of customer comments and communication between us and yourself was prompt.
It’s very important to pick the right DJ for such a special occasion and a difficult decision if you don’t have a recommend. However in this case, what you promised on the website was what was delivered and was of an excellent standard. Music was played for all tastes, with everyone in the room up on the dance floor at some point & many not leaving the dance floor at all. Everyone said they had had a great time and this was largely down to the DJ. Thank you!! Mark & Mandy Grant - Wedding - Overton, Hampshire - July 2012
(Comments taken from Feedback Form)
We booked Gary and Shakermaker Promotions to supply a 1980’s Disco for our corporate function which was to launch a new product. I found Gary extremely enthusiastic and eager to deliver. It was a great idea to meet at the venue beforehand to go over the finer details for the evening including the lay out of the room and timings. The key decided in choosing Shakermaker Promotions over many other companies that provided quotations for the function was because Gary came up with ideas as to how to approach the evening rather than waiting for me to find ideas. He was very enthusiastic. I have already recommended Shakermaker Promotions to friends and would absolutely have no hesitation in using Gary’s services again. Many thanks. Claire Sharpe c/o Boehringer Ingelheim - Corporate 80's Night - Wokingham - June 2012 (Comments taken from Feedback Form)
Hi Gary, We found Shakermaker Promotions through a search engine and after giving Gary a call and listening to his enthusiasm for what he does, and him pointing out that he had kept us on the phone for 30 minutes, there was no point in looking elsewhere we had found what we were looking for.
Communication was very proficient with lots of e-mails sent from Gary, and when we sent an e-mail to him, a very fast response to any questions we had.
The pre-wedding meeting is probably what’s sets Gary out from the rest, he takes the time to get to know his clients and ensures that he can actually meet all requirements instead of giving any false promises. The face to face meeting makes everyone relax before their function as you can put your mind at rest that the entertainment side will be covered.

Gary played everything we asked for, and even went to the trouble of getting us tracks he didn’t have in his collection.
Gary provides a thoroughly professional service that has been developed with a passion for music and a pride in the business he has built up over the past few years. Some people are wary when booking entertainment for functions, especially their wedding, Shakermaker Promotions takes that fear away with a top rate service. Our evening function for our wedding was made even more perfect by the entertainment provided by Gary, and we can again as we did on the night say a big Thank You! We have already recommended Gary and Shakermaker Promotions.

Mark & Gemma Eaves - Wedding - Farnham - May 2012 (Comments taken from Feedback Form)
Hello Gary and all at Shakermaker Promotions, I hope you don't mind me getting in touch so soon after our wedding. We are just getting our bits together to head off on our honeymoon but I thought you may be interested in hearing some of the comments that our guests made regarding the truly awesome Disco you did for us in the evening. We all moved to the bar when the Disco finished and stayed there for most of the night talking about how good you were and some of the classic moments that happened during the evening. My brother wants to book you for his wedding and said that it does not matter how much it is as long as he gets YOU! (charge him double!). My Mum & Dad also really appreciated you playing their first dance from their wedding day all of those years ago, it was emotional and very special. The day was perfect, my wife (got to get used to that now) looked amazing, the venue was stunning and the Disco and music you provided was everything that we hoped it would be. You did not disappoint at all. We would also like to thank you for taking the time to meet us before our wedding. It got us both very excited about our big day and you were so right on a number of things that you told us. I am almost certain that we will meet again in the future and I look forward to it. All the very best from both of us and if you ever need a reference, please get in touch. Best regards, David & Julie Browne - Wedding - Basingstoke - April 2012
Gary, Just a quick note to say thanks for your hard work on Saturday for Carolyn's party. The Uplighting was very effective and the music terrific. Everyone that came said they had a great time. Many thanks again. Regards Dave Sims - Surprise 50th Birthday - Basingstoke - April 2012
Dear Gary, Thank you so much for playing such brilliant music on our wedding day! We got to dance to all the songs we wanted to (including Adele!) and we both loved Superman (think our guests did too!). I would definitely recommend you to others for any future weddings or events! A few of our guests even commented on how good you were. Thanks again for such a personal service and for making sure we were able to dance to the music we wanted to :o). We had a brilliant day topped off by a fantastic evening. Mel & Stewart Hailstone - Wedding - Fleet - March 2012

Hi Gary, We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your expert DJing at our wedding on 31st March. The music you played was absolutely spot on for us and our guests. We keep being told by our friends and family young and old that it was the best wedding party they've ever been to and we can't believe that the dance floor was crowded all night. You obviously sussed us and our music out pretty accurately.
Thanks once again for coming all that way and for putting on such a brilliant disco. Jen and Simon x - Wedding - Shaftesbury – March 2012

Hellooo!!! Just wanted to say a big thank you for Saturday night we really enjoyed ourselves.Tthe disco was FAB!!! Kind Regards, Victoria & Robin. - Engagement Party - Basingstoke - February 2012


Hi Gary, Hope you are well. Jackie & myself would like to thank you for providing such a briliant Disco on friday night for our joint birthday party. It was an amazing night and really cool to hear such great music. More importantly, the music that we and our guests like! The photo slideshow was a nice addition too (embarassing though!) and got everybody talking. We had such a great time and would like to thank you. I have already passed on your details to some friends of mine who will be in touch after Christmas. We'll see you there and do it all again xxx Kate & Jackie - Alternative Birthday Party - Basingstoke - November 2011
Hi Gary, Just a quick email before we jet off on our honeymoon. We wanted to say thanks very much for the Disco you supplied for our wedding last night. We could not have wished or asked for any more from you. We will defintely recommend you. Regards, Andrew & Helen King - Wedding - Basingstoke - August 2011
Thanks ever so much for doing my 40th party on Saturday it was a really good night with great music, and thanks for playing my playlist. A lot of people commented on how good the DJ was and I would like to pass it on, thanks again Emma Baier. 40th Birthday - Basingstoke - August 2011

Hi Gary, Here is some feedback for you. Apologies that it's late but we have only just returned from our honeymoon.

We only considered three DJs, one who my Dad had used previously was very stereo typical and we decided we didn’t want. One whose website was not great and whose contact details were not up to date, and shakermaker. The decision in the end came down to websites to start with and we loved the professional quality of shakermaker. Once we had made our decision we only spoke with Shakermaker. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception so special. The personal approach and openness you showed to us in both the pre-event meeting and on the day was very much appreciated and made it feel like you really cared about our day, and that was obviously important to us. Also as a side note I think the price you charge is very fair for the service you receive and along with our photographers who were also great, was probably the best money we spent for our big day. We truly could not have asked for any more from you, Thank You. Philip & Katja Keel. Wedding, Hartley Wintney - July 2011

Hello Gary, I am more than happy to provide you with feedback which is as follows,

I was very pleased with the overall service from the first phone call to the night itself. This request for feedback form itself is testament to Gary’s philosophy of professionalism, listening to the customer and seeking continuous improvement. The music played was fantastic – Gary interpreted our requirements perfectly and we were also very happy with the whole ethos of how Gary manages the customer, including flexibility applied with the pricing! Thank you for making this such a successful event – I truly had a wonderful time and as you will have noticed, could not keep myself off the dance floor! Thanks ever so much. Mukta Hashmi - 40th Birthday - Hartley Wintney - May 2011

Dear Gary, I have attached the feedback form for you with reference to the Disco, Venue Uplighting and Photo Projection you supplied for my daughter's joint 18th birthday at The Hilton. They were very happy with the music you played and their friends have commented on how good you were. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and I am sure you will be very busy with parties for their friends. Thanks for making their day special. All the best, Jamie Cook - Joint 18th - Basingstoke - March 2011
Good Morning Gary, I bet this is the quickest feedback you have ever received. I wanted to thank you for the Disco this evening for my birthday party. I am really sorry that I didn't get to thank you at the end of the night. I also wanted to apologise for everything running slightly behind schedule and that you didn't get as long to do your thing. The music was great and you played something for everyone. The lighting was a great additon, as was the Karaoke (I think my version of 'Love Machine' will appear on YouTube in the not too distant future!). Honestly, thank you very much from myself and all of my guests. You were excellent and I want to do it all again tomorrow! I wish I could. Hugs & Kisses, Jade - 30th Birthday Party - London, September 2010
Dear Gary, I am still buzzing from the party last weekend!! You were amazing!! It was a brilliant evening and very emotional too. I have had so many comments from my guests about you and I am sure there will be a number of them wanting to book you for their 50th birthdays too. The surprise slideshow on the big screen was a special touch and had me in tears at times (but all good!). The music was brilliant and it was lovely to hear all of those classic 70s and 80s tracks again. It really made me feel like I was young(er) again. I honestly can't thank you enough and have sent you something in the post for your hard work. Best wishes, Julia - 50th Birthday Party, Basingstoke, September 2010

Hi Gary, Thank you for the email of congratulations. We had a great honeymoon and one of the first things on our list when we came back was to contact you for the brilliant Disco you provided for our wedding at Oakley Hall on Saturday 7th August. I have filled out the feedback form for you and hope that there is something on it that you can use for your website. Please feel free to pass on my number if you need to. (Comments from feedback form).

The Pre-function meeting with Gary of Shakermaker Promotions was a brilliant way to get to know the DJ. He made us feel at ease and we knew we were in great hands. We chose Shakermaker Promotions on the recommendation of Oakley Hall. All of the songs we requested were played on the night and our guests were impressed with the way that they could ask for songs on the night too. We would have no hesitation in booking Shakermaker Promotions again and would also highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great Disco. Thanks Gary! Chris & Sarah - Wedding, Basingstoke, August 2010

Gary, Many thanks for the DJ (Mike) you supplied for our wedding on saturday. We both hope you are feeling better now. We were both very impressed with the service you supplied especially taking the time to travel over to see us beforehand to go through our expectations, our concerns and also Catherine's massive song request list. It was very much appreciated. We were also impressed with the way you dealt with things with reference to putting in a replacement DJ in your absence and the way that Mike knew exactly what we wanted. He was very good, made all of the announcements that we wanted him to and kept the dancefloor busy all evening. Of course, we would have loved to have seen you do your thing but Mike was brilliant. Many thanks to you both and a big thumbs up to Shakemaker Promotions from the both of us! All the best, Mark & Kat - Wedding, Fleet, August 2010
Hi Gary, I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the Disco you supplied for the twins 18th birthday on saturday. Having never booked a Disco before, I was impressed with the way you dealt with my innitial enquiry, calling me back straight away and offering advice whenever I needed it. Apologies for the numerous phonecalls I made but as I am sure you are aware, I wanted the girls 18th's to be special and you did a brilliant job. They have not stopped talking about it and I have been asked to pass on your number to a few of the guests, I hope you don't mind. Anyway, thank you very much and I am sure I will see you again in the near future. Janet & The Twins - 18th Birthday, Fleet, July 2010

Dear Gary, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for being so good at our wedding reception. I have attached the feedback form for you so please feel free to quote me. Rob and myself are so happy that you really made our wedding day extra special. (The following are quotes from the feedback form).

Gary's communication from the start and right up to the date itself was excellent. It was reassuring to know that help and advice was only a click or phonecall away. The music catered for all ages and the warm and friendly manner that we were met with on our first meeting at the wedding fayre and the way Gary didn't try to sell himself to us enabled us to make the decision to book Shakermaker Promotions for our Wedding Disco. Best Regards, Heidi & Rob - Wedding, Aldermaston, July 2010

Hi Gary, I hope you are well. We can't thank you enough for the Disco you provided for our wedding on Saturday and wanted to give you some feedback for your website. We chose Shakermaker Promotions for our Wedding Disco after attending a friends wedding where Gary was the DJ. We could not have been happier with our choice or more impressed with the way his professionalism and ability to create a party atmosphere and a full dancefloor kept our guests dancing all night long. The meeting beforehand was a great idea and made us feel at ease but more importantly, filled us with confidence in that we had chosen the right person for the job. The music was great, as was the Disco itself and it was really good to see that Gary played a number of ours and our guests requests. We really can't praise Shakermaker Promotions enough. Thank you ever so much. Should anyone ask us if we know a good DJ, you can be sure we will send them your way. Many thanks. Simon & Caroline - Wedding, Basingstoke, June 2010

Hi Gary, I've been meaning to write to you with some feedback for your website for ages. So sorry it has taken me so long. We all want to thank you so much for a brilliant party at our wedding. You were so flexible with the setting up, a great rig and excellent lighting for a marquee. Everyone we have spoken to has raved about how good the music was. The groom in particular was in heaven! And lots of people said they hadn't had such a good boogie in a long time! You were very patient with us running so late and played so many of the tunes that we'd asked for. The night really was excellent and we shall certainly be recommending you to everyone. All in all we had the perfect day and are now off on honeymoon tomorrow - at last, St Lucia here we come!Hope you are well and managing to get some nights off! Thank you again and take care, Best wishes, Lou & Alex and all our guests! - Wedding, Basingstoke, June 2010

Hello Gary, I would like to say on behalf of myself, my sister and brother, thank you for last saturday night. Our parents had a great party and the music was fantastic, exactly what they like! I hope that the sound limiters were not too much trouble for you and that your equipment is ok. Please let me know if you have any problems regarding my party. Just to let you know that my party is Disney Fancy Dress!
I shall contact you shortly regarding a play list and photos. I may suprise you with my play list as I would like up to date stuff but mostly the stuff that you played for us last weekend too! Once again thank you. Joanna Bates (Email) - Surprise 25th Anniversary, Basingstoke, April 2010.
Hey Gary, Just replying for Meg/Teamspirit - Thanks so much for all you did for us for our company party. We had an absolute blast! You were great! We told you what you wanted and you had it down to a tee. The guys were hobbling around the next day with dance related injuries which is always a good sign. Thanks again, James Maxwell (Email) - Corporate Function - London, March 2010.
Gary, Thanks for the brilliant Disco you provided for our wedding on Saturday 14th March. We had an amazing evening. The music was excellent and you played all of our requests. We have had lots of comments from our guests. Thanks so much, Liz & Dennis Yates (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke, March 2010.
Hello Gary, Thanks so much for providing an excellent Disco for our wedding. Your choice of music to fit in around our requests was spot on. We could not have asked for more. Thanks also for the CD. It is brilliant and I love it. Regards, Rosie & Ross Banks (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke, February 2010.
Hi Gary, I hope the below testimonial helps - Having had a couple of disappointing experiences of DJs at events, I wasn't sure what to expect when we came across Gary's 'Shakermaker' DJing service. But from the start, Gary's service was really friendly and helpful and he couldn't do more to make sure we got what we wanted for our particular event (daughter's 16th birthday party.) He had the range of music they chose beforehand but he also included some songs that us older members requested, to enjoy here and there too.

It's not just that Gary really knows his music and has just about any track you'd like from any range of different styles but he's also just such an honest and open guy who does everything with that rare combination of professional integrity and warm friendliness, making him a real pleasure to deal with.

Gary did everything he said he would; interacted with the venue owners beforehand, to make sure they were happy with the technical side of things so that we didn't have yet one more thing to deal with. He set the equipment up and tested sound levels etc, several hours early to make sure it would all go smoothly later. He was prompt and the great sound system was perfect: not too loud or too quiet for the venue size.The disco lights, lasers and dry ice effects made the party atmosphere more interesting and exciting and Gary himself was great at interacting with the youngsters (and oldsters) when it was needed but also allowing the music to play uninterrupted, without the constant chat some DJ's think is needed, when needed.

I think Gary is great; a real treasure among DJs. I'd certainly recommend him most highly to anyone needing a DJ for any sort of event because he's highly competent and reliable, a really nice guy - and very good at his job. I am happy to be contacted via email or phone 01256 816169 to confirm any of this. Julie Harper, Basingstoke. (Email) - Joint 16th Birthday Party - Basingstoke - November 2009
Hi Gary, We would just like to say how great it was that we could have you do the entertainment for us on our wedding day. Everything was perfect, the uplighting was amazing and the music was pure brilliance. I personally was really pleased you got the specific songs we requested in an already awesome playlist.
Nothing about our day went wrong and it was great not only to have Shakermaker Promotions but yourself as a part of it.
We speak of you to our family and friends all the time and we were pleased when our parents and those family members and friends who had never met you came out with specific comments:
" That bloke is as awesome and the music is classic" -Father of the Groom.
"Legendry - Absolutely Legendry" - Work colleagues of the Bride

Everyone at the venue has been given your details for parties and there upcoming weddings and we hope that we'll be able to book events with you in the up and coming future. Thanks for everything it was brilliant
With regards, Paul and Rebecca Sanders (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke, October 2009.

Dear Gary, Thank you so much for helping to make our Anniversary such a success. I am sure you could tell just how much everybody enjoyed themselves by the way everybody danced all the time. Many thanks again for such a super time. The photos on the screens were great - thanks a lot. Best Wishes, Roy & Frances Harris - (Letter) 50th Wedding Anniversary - Basingstoke - October 2009
Hi Gary, I was very pleased with the performance of the DJ at my 70th party. I would be pleased if you ever needed one to give a positive reference. All reports so far have been very positive about the way the DJ looked after the guests and ran the show. She (Sally) was very good. Best Regards, Roy Donoghue (Email) - 70th Birthday - Basingstoke - October 2009
Hi Gary, We've been trying to get around to emailing everyone but it has been a manic couple of days. Thank you so much everyone has said what a great day/night it was and a big part of that is down to you. You put us both at ease from the minute we spoke to you and we never had a single doubt about what a great night you were going to provide. Our only regret is that you didn't start at 5pm just so that we could get everything in. Everything you played was so us... We wouldn't have a single hesitation in using you again or recommending you to anyone we know, Thank you once again ,Rebecca and Grant (Email) - Wedding - Hampshire - September 2009
Hi Gary, Thanks again for all the music on Saturday. I really enjoyed the party, I don't ever celebrate my birthday so this was something special. I thought you were very friendly, approachable and professional. All the music was great- I don't think there was a song where no'one danced. The light changing to the music was very cool as were the swirly shapes on the walls and ceiling. Everyone thought that you were a good bloke! I thought you were great and wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to others. Hope this helps, Jackie (Email) - 70s and 80s Themed 40th Birthday Party - Hampshire - August 2009
Hi Gary, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a fabulous night. We both really enjoyed ourselves and i really loved the lights. Many guests commented on how great the music was. I would definitely recommend you to anyone. Many apologies for the usher that had a bit too much to drink. I hope he didnt harass you (or your equipment) too much.Thanks again, Nikki and Chris Marianos (Email) - Wedding - Hampshire - July 2009
Dear Gary, Thank you very much for a great night on saturday. We had a fantastic time and we have had so many people thank us for such a great night. The music really made it for us and we had people up dancing who haven't danced for years!!! Many people had aches and pains for days after, I think that says it all really. You provided a very professional and personal service from the start of the booking right up to the end of the night. We felt like you really cared about our evening and you had a real passion for the music. Thank you so much. We will pass your name on to our friends and we hope to dance to your music in the future. Regards, Angus & Nina (Email) Joint 40th Birthday 80's Themed Night - Denham - Bucks - July 2009
Dear Gary, Just a quick email before we go on our honeymoon to say thank you!! The Disco was AMAZING. Everybody commented on what a great mixture of music there was and how brilliant the night was. We both had an amazing night, even if the Irish section nearly killed me! We would have no problem recommending your services to anyone. Thanks ever so much. Paul and Sarah x (Email) - Wedding - Basingstoke - July 2009
Dear Shakermaker Promotions, Thankyou for contacting me regarding feedback for your website following our recent booking with your company. I am more than happy to give you positive feedback and hope that it helps you with your business (not that you need it). I booked a Disco with Shakermaker Promotions for my daughters wedding having never done it before. I called around a number of companies looking for prices and although you were not the cheapest, you were by far the most professional sounding (if that makes sense?). Shakermaker Promotions offered help and advice throughout the booking and quoted me a price that I found very acceptable. The customer service was A+ and the night itself was brilliant. Your DJ (Gary?) played music that appealed to everybody and was very good. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a great, professional Disco and thank you again for making my daughters wedding a complete success. Best regards, Mr P Regents (Email) - Wedding Disco - Southampton - May 2009
Hello Gary, Thanks very much for providing the lighting for our gig on saturday. It looked really good and we will be in touch should we decide to hire again. I will recommend you to my mates who are also in bands.Thanks, Tony James (Email) - Lighting Hire- Hook - March 2009
Gary, what can we say. You were an absolute star! The music was fantastic, as proved by the amount of people up dancing all night. Everyone had a brilliant evening. Thanks for all the professional care and attention you put into the job - it paid back ten-fold.
With much appreciation and it was a pleasure to do business with you, Trish and Dex xxx . Regards, Patricia Harriss (Email) - 40th Birthday - Fleet - February 2009
Hi Gary, Thanks very much for the excellent disco for my 40th birthday. I could not have asked for better music as you were on the ball all night and played lots of my favourite songs. I can honestly say that it was one of the best nights I have ever had. Hope to see you again some time. Regards, Rob Dickinson (Email) - 40th Birthday - Basingstoke - December 2008
Dear Gary, I just wanted to drop you a note to say a huge thanks for providing us with such a wonderful disco on our wedding night in December. You were truly amazing. From the time and effort taken to ensure that we were happy with our playlist, to your advice, recommendations and courteous service on the actual night. I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone considering a professional DJ and I am sure there will be another occasion for us to use your services in the near future - not least the next christening as Mark and I have just discovered we are expecting another baby! My heartfelt thanks once again for making it a special night for both of us and very best wishes for the new year. Regards, Meg Steele (Letter) - Wedding - Basingstoke - December 2008

Dear Gary, Many, many thanks for the excellent disco you provided for my husband's 40th birthday last week. The music was fantastic and we knew after the first 5 minutes that we were in for a great night. Your attention to detail and friendly nature when we first met was second to none. Please feel free to add these comments to your website as I am more than happy to recommend you. Thanks and good luck with your business, although I am confident you will not need it. Regards, Juliette Sumner (Email) - 80s Themed Party - Basingstoke - October 2008

Hi Shakermaker Promotions, Thank you so much for a great night on the 13th. Dan loved the evening and was amazed that I had found such a cool DJ who played exactly what he liked. I am sure you will get calls from all of his friends now who will want to book you for their parties too!! It was really good. Thanks, Emily (Email) - 21st Birthday, Winchester - September 2008
Hi Gary, Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks for Saturday, the music was great! There were lots of compliments on the tunes and lots of people dancing. We had a great time! Thanks very much. Dave and Nicki Backham (Email) - Wedding, Hartley Wintney - August 2008 

Hi Gary, I hope you don't mind me contacting you again but I wanted to thank you for your services on Friday evening at our wedding. With it being our special day, we wanted to make sure that we had the best possible entertainment available and from our first contact with yourself last year we knew that we were in good hands. The music selection on the evening pleased everyone and we were particularly impressed with the way that you were open to requests. We would both like to wish you all the best with your business and are happy to recommend you to anyone. Excuse the pun but as Tina Turner once said you are "simply the best". Best Regards,. John and Jenny White (Email) - Wedding, Hook - July 2008
Hi Gary, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. Even after a wedding there's still loads to do! Here is some feedback which you requested for your website.
We booked Gary from Shakermaker Promotions for our wedding in early summer 2008. After hearing you dj-ing at the various nights around town and realising you did private functions you were the first company I called. I thought you may be out of our price range but was pleasantly suprised by how competitive you were. Right from that 1st phone call you inspired confidence, I was genuinely excited when I got off the phone from you! After you came round for that first meeting our minds were at ease that the entertainment for evening was in safe hands, everything you said made sense and not just becasue we appreciated similar music; your experience and down to earth approach was apparent from the start.

On the actual day, everything went better than we'd hoped. The set up looked great, the lights were amazing. Your tunes managed to persuade virtually everybody enjoying the sunshine out on the terrace, to come inside to dance. I don't think I've been to a wedding where so many people stayed on the dancefloor for so long after the first dance; very clever selecting of tunes. Since our wedding, so many people have commented that it was the best wedding they'd been to and we attribute much of the day's success to your dj-ing. Thank you! Needless to say, we would not resitate in recommending you and Shakermaker promotions to anyone. We really were 'super happy' with your djing at the wedding. Everybody had an excellent evening, greatly down to your mastery on those decks! Thank you! Tim and Emily Clarke (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke - July 2008
Hi Gary, Thanks for getting in touch. We had a fabulous day thanks - the weather was great and everything went smoothly so was just brilliant. Feedback for you;
Overall, I was really happy with the service you provided. I particularly appreciated that you and Sally came to meet me and Chris before the wedding to discuss our requirements - I doubt most DJ's would do that and it made us feel very confident in using you. The service on the day was fantastic. Sally did everything that we asked of her really well and kept the dance floor busy right to the end of the night. Both you and Sally are really friendly and easy people to deal with so made working with you a real pleasure. I'd have no problems in recommending you to anyone else. We were completely happy with the service - no complaints. Thanks again very much for helping us on our wedding day.
Take care and best of luck for building your business in the future. Susie (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke - June 2008
Hello Gary, Just wanted to say a BIG thanks to you for saturday. Everyone has commented on the great selection of toons that you played and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thanks again, Sally Mullin (Email) - 50th Birthday, Hook, Hants - May 2008
Hi Gary, Thank you again and as ever for a stonking night, the music was top notch. Please do add our comments to your website, happy to help.
Sound and lights - cracking effects and loved the noise level - I especially love when I can hear bits of another tune in so I know its coming (too much too young!) The communication from you has been superb. We especially appreciated you coming round to talk to us about what sort of an evening we had in mind, it really helped us know that we'd found the right person. Neither Matt or I have anything negative to comment on at all. If you get a chance at some point, I'd be chuffed if you could email those photos, thanks. Cheers Gary and all the very best to you. Hope to be dancing to your tunes again sometime. Best wishes, Sarah & Matt
Rolls (Email) - 20th Wedding Anniversary, Fleet, Hants - May 2008

Hi Gary, Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, I have been trying to put into words quite how delighted I was with you mate!! From the start your communication was brilliant, you replied to my enquiry quickly and efficiently, giving a price straight away, and I had to do nothing with the venue myself because you took care of it all. My main concern was not to have “your average” DJ with appalling music and inane banter. From our first chat it was obvious that you would give neither. The music mix was superb, and reflected both my tastes and that of my guests. All of your equipment is superb, levels were brilliant and the lights were both impressive and not over the top. I’m really made up that our paths crossed and that you DJ’d my party, it’s a night that I’ll remember fondly for a long time. I don’t think I’ve ever spent as long on a dance floor, there wasn’t a bad track to give a chance to get to the bar!! I’m also really happy that my friends Matt and Sarah booked you on the strength of your performance that night, and look forward to spending another night on the dance floor.Take care mate, you’re a star! Hope you have a great 40th yourself. . Cheers Alan - (Email) - 40th Birthday, Fleet, Hampshire - January 2008

Hi Gary, Thanks very much for DJing at the students christmas ball. The students have all said what a great night it was and it was nice for us as it also gave us a nice break from the usual RnB music all night. Have a great christmas and all the best for 2008. Regards Karen Sessions - Student Liason Officer (Email) - Barton Peveril College Christmas Ball, Southampton Guildhall, Hants - November 2007

Dear Gary, With reference to our christmas party that you played at for us on Saturday 1st December. Firstly, thank you so much for fitting us in to your busy schedule. The feedback we have received has been very positive. Everyone felt that you were very professional and approachable, an excellent host. They were particularly impressed with the request slips idea and the fact that unlike other DJ's who claim to play all your requests, you actually did! Overall it was a splendid mix of music, catering for everyone of all ages so again, well done. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and I hope you did too. Once again, many many thanks for your efforts. I shall definitely hang on to your card and recommend you to anyone looking for an excellent DJ at any opportunity. Yours faithfully, Lynn Nicholson (Letter) - Waitrose Staff Christmas Party, Fleet, Hants - December 2007

Dear Gary, Just a quick word to say thanks again for all of your hard work throughout the year and thanks for doing a great job at the christmas parties. Have a good christmas and New Year and see in you in 2008 (Email) - The Holiday Inn,Basingstoke, Hants - December 2007

Dear Gary, Many thanks for your e mail. The disco went very well and Jessica enjoyed herself as did her friends.
Sally played just the right music for the audience. I would definitely say that it was spot on. I have used a few discos over the years and also been to parties with discos and most of the time they are rubbish. This was not the case with Shakermaker. Best yet!! Regards Clare Clark (Email) - 15th Birthday Party, Basingstoke, Hants - November 2007

Hi Gary, The party was good. Sally played all thel requests that were asked for and the music was of a good variety.
I can't really say a lot else as I was a little too drunk and don't remember half of my party let alone the music.
Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and I was pleased with what I can remember. (LOL). Please thank Sally for me.. Thanks again, Jade (Email) - 21st Birthday Party, Basingstoke, Hants - November 2007

Hey Gary, Where do I start? I guess I had a fair idea of what we were getting when we booked you, in fact I was more than a little smug. All those nights spent at your club nights at the Bang Bar going back almost 10 years meant I was totally confident that we were getting a great DJ. In a nutshell I can honestly say that from my initial e-mail enquiry through your website, to the last record of the night, the Shakermaker experience was exceptional.
The night itself was like having a club in my own home. The Marquee looked fantastic. No dodgy 70s Disco lights, no lightweight sound systems, and no Smashy and Nicey type DJ. instead we got a top notch laser show, a truly awesome sound system, and Gary Cee spinning the discs and in the mix. The sound quality was just sublime and at times I'm sure Weller was in the room at one point!

I am so glad that we didn't give you a heavy steer on the music mix as you read the willing crowd perfectly and kept them dancing all night long (except when they were at the Casino Tables that is!). How often do you go to a party or wedding reception when the whole, packed dance floor is shouting More! at the DJ even after the last record has finished? That says it all really for me. Great job Gary.

Hope I catch up with you back at Bang Bar one of these days as it's been a long time (do they let the over 40s in?!) If they do you must let me buy you a beer as it's the least I can do.
Feel free to use me as a reference, or quote me anytime. All the best again, Chris Waugh-Bacchus (Email) - 40th Birthday Party in Marquee at home, Stratfield Saye, Basingstoke, Hants - September 2007

Hi Gary, Thank you again for such a brilliant evening, the CD that you have done for us was a wonderful final touch and something special for me and Lee to remind us of a lovely evening. So many guests commented on the Disco saying that they had a brilliant time; I know this to be true by the numbers on the dance floor despite the great weather outside! Thank you again, we will keep your number to pass on to anybody that we know and in case we need you again. Natasha and Lee Morris (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hants - August 2007

Dear Gary, I wanted to thank you for your excellent disco at the Holiday Inn on 28th July for our wedding. The music was first class and the interaction with the children was superb. I will keep you in mind for any future events that we may have. Thanks again. Jack and Tanya Elcott (Email) - Wedding, Basingstoke, Hants - July 2007

Hello Gary, Just a quick email to say thanks ever so much for the entertainment on saturday night. It was more than we could ever wish for and your song choices were excellent. I would recommend you to anyone out there who is looking for a superb Disco and DJ. Thanks very much. David and Jayne Jones (Email) - Wedding, Winchester, Hants - June 2007

Hi Gary, Thank you for your email. We LOVED Saturday night!! Everyone was texting me Sunday saying they really enjoyed it. I was very happy with you and the music. The lights and sound were excellent and I would definitely use you again and recommend you to friends. All communication beforehand was sufficient and I really appreciated the special price you arranged for me and the charity. From Jackie x (Email) - 80's Charity Night for St Michaels Hospice, Basingstoke - June 2007

Hi Gary, We were both extremley pleased with the service you provided. We could not fault any thing at all. Ian was fantastic and is a real credit to your company and we are completely satisfied and will be recommending you to family and friends. We would like to thank you for making our wedding night perfect and ourselves and all our guests really enjoyed themselves and we really appreciated the cd we got given with our chosen songs on for the wedding. We would like to thank you again and please pass these thanks on to Ian for us. Many thanks, Kayleigh and Curtis (Email) - Wedding, Marwell House, Winchester - May 2007

Hi Gary, The Party went really well. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Evidence is on film. The Music was perfect !! Many thanks, Jackie (Email) - 18th Birthday, Basingstoke - May 2007

Hello Gary, Many thanks for helping to make my 30th a cracking one. There were no complaints from anyone about the evening what so ever. The music was exactly what I had expected and everyone was also happy with the choices. I think the oldies were happy that there was not too much thumping going on. The lights were good, I know the space was a little tight and small, and I think you accomodated for this well. All work leading up to the evening was excellent, in that you wanted to make sure that the evening went to my plans. I did not find you pushy or lax in any contacts made between us, and your costings were very reasonable. I will certainly recommend your services to anyone considering a DJ in the future. Many thanks again. Helen Matthews (Email) - 30th Birthday 80's Night, Farnborough - May 2007

Hello Gary, Thank you ever so much for a such a good night. it was awesome and i enjoyed every minute of it. The music was absolutely brilliant and as you saw we were all well away dancing. I loved the way you played songs for what people was dressed as especially Elvis. You played everything i asked for and more. Everyone enjoyed it and said what a good dj you were. I think i wouldn't of had such a good time if anyone else did it. Thank you again and more likely see you in the future as i have passed you on to a number of people.
Thanks for the pictures, they are great!! so is the cd!! Regards, Stephanie (Email) - 21st Birthday Fancy Dress, Irish Centre, Basingstoke - April 2007

Hi Gary, well it was great, fab sound system (a friend actually commented on the sound of the music coming out of your speakers!) and the music was superb. So many people came up to me and said they felt as if they were 20 again! A big thank you for "holding my hand" the leading up to the event and for listening and acting on my ideas for the music. Other people commented on how it was good to be able to hear the music without a DJ talking over it all the time!! Well done and thank you, thank you, thank you............. A party is nothing without the right music and you got it completely right. If ever we have another party, you'll will be getting a call.... regards Debbie Deborah Dale (Email) - Surprise 40th Birthday Party, Albert Street Social Club, Fleet - March 2007

Hi Gary, If there was any bad feedback, believe me I'd let you know, but there really wasn't!! You were absolutely brilliant - great with the kids, great crowd pleasers and a perfect mix of songs. We both had a great night (could you tell by Danny's speech?!!??) and a lot of people commented on how great the dj was. We would recommend you to anyone and will definitely use you again (maybe for our divorce party?!) Thanks so much. Vicki. Xx. P.s Please thank Pauline for me - Danny's suit was stunning. Vicki & Danny Donovan (Email) - Wedding Reception, Oakley Hall, Basingstoke - February 2007

Hi Gary, Thanks for a great night of music for Dad's surprise birthday party. Everything was great and he was very happy with it. Many thanks. Yvette (Email) Suprise 60th Birthday Party, The Holiday Inn, Basingstoke - December 2006

Dear Gary, Just a short note to say thankyou to yourself and Ian for making our evening a special one. Many thanks. Caroline & Jason Nea (Email) Engagement Party, Basingstoke Rugby Club - November 2006

Dear Gary, Thank you for the superb Disco on New Years Eve. The night was a total success and we made nearly £900 for charity. An excellent night was had by all so a big thank you to you. All the best. Jim & Jackie (Email) New Years Eve Disco, The Royal Oak, Basingstoke - December 2006

Hi Gary, Just a quick one to say thank you for the Disco Entertainment during the christmas period. We have had some really good feedback. Well done for all of your hard work. (Email) The Holiday Inn, Basingstoke, Hants - January 2007

Hello Gary, Just wanted to say thanks for a great night on thursday. Everybody loved the music and I think a group of us may get togeather after christmas next year and try to organise another party so we will be in touch if we do. Thanks again, I had a brilliant night. It's not too scary being 40 although I keep looking at all of my cards thinking that they must be for someone else!! Thanks very much. Carol Moss (Email) : 40th Birthday 80's Night Disco, Fleet Hampshire - December 2006

Hi Gary, Sorry I haven't been in touch until today. The children had a wonderful time at the end of term christmas party and haven't stopped talking about it since. Well done and thankyou very much. Regards, Cheryl - (Email) : Christmas Party, Dove House School, Basingstoke- December 2006
Hi Gary and everyone at Shakermaker Promotions, Just a quick email to thank you for the Disco you provided us with last weekend. It was so good that we have decided to get you to come back again as the regulars are still talking about it now. I will be in touch shortly regarding another booking. Yours sincerely, Ken West - (Email) : 80's Night Disco - September 2006
Hi Gary, Sorry it's taken so long to write back. Iam back at work now and so busy. The wedding was fantastic and everyone who came said they had a great time. It was super to see all the boys dancing all evening and I wonder where those moves come from, they did us proud. We were so pleased that everyone got up to dance, the ska went down really well and the whole evening was a perfect end to a perfect day Thankyou! All the best, Theresa and Karl. Theresa & Karl Webster - (Email) : Wedding Reception - August 2006 
Hi Gary, I spoke to the couple on sunday morning and they said that they had a great night and that the Karaoke was very good. I will be in touch regarding future bookings. Many Thanks. Kim - Conferences & Banqueting, Country Hotel - (Email) : Surprise 40th Birthday Party Karaoke - September 2006 
Hi Gary, That was great !!! A big thankyou from everyone with reference to the entertainment you provided us on Saturday at very short notice. I had nightmares thinking that I would'nt be able to find anyone but what I got was one of the best discos I have ever seen. Everything was superb. The music, the lights and especially yourself and I have no problem in recommending you to anyone and everyone. I can not thank you enough for your services and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Once again, many thanks. Jayne Upton - (Email) : 30th Birthday Party - July 2006 
Dear Gary and everyone at Shakermaker Promotions, Many, many thanks for the entertainment you provided on sunday evening for John's retirement party. Everybody had a great time despite the heat and there could well be more bookings coming your way judging by the comments we have had at work about you. John had a wonderful time and enjoyed the dancing. Thanks for everything. Carole Turner c/o Olivers Restaurant - (Letter) : Surprise Retirement Party - July 2006 
Hi Gary, Thank you for your services. The Disco entertainment was great! I will certainly be using your services again - My friend has asked me to organise her 40th next year and her other half's 50th! So watch this space.....Thanks again, regards. Faye Cowlam - (Email) : Surprise 50th Birthday - June 2006 
Hi Gary, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of myself and all of my guests for the wedding entertainment you provided for me and my new bride on saturday night. Everyone has commented on how good you were in your music selections and also how good you were with the children. A number of people have asked me for your number for future bookings so would you be so kind as to reply back with it. Once again, many thanks and good luck with your career (not that you will need it !). Kindest Regards. Nikki & Ray Steppes - (Email): Wedding Reception - June 2006 
Gary Choppen of Shakermaker Promotions has undertaken DJ Discos and events for us on several occasions. We are very pleased with his DJ services. His rate is very reasonable. We have recommended him for more events up and coming as he is friendly to deal with and comes at a good price providing good music. Recommendation from Lucy, Events Organiser at The Holiday Inn, Grove Road, Basingstoke, Hants - 2006 
I am pleased with Gary's services. He is very competitive, completing function events for us as well as regular weekly events. He plays a wide range of music and plays requests and I am happy to recommend his services to anyone out there who is looking for entertainment for their venue. Recommendation from Kurt, Landlord at The White Hart, London Road, Basingstoke, Hants - 2006 
I am happy to recommend Shakermaker Promotions to my customers for their wedding entertainment as they are very competitive and professional. I have used the services of Shakermaker Promotions in the past and would be more than happy to use them again in the future. Recommendation from Pauline Forster Bridal Designs : - 2006 
Hi Shakermaker Promotions, Thanks for the 70s and 80s Disco you did for my husband's 40th Birthday. He has'nt stopped talking about it and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I think that's obvious as we managed to get you to play on for an extra hour did'nt we! We even spent the next day listening to all of our old cd's (even the Gary Numan ones!!). I will be in touch with you in the future to book you again. Thanks again it was a great night. Debbie and Allen Jackson - (Email) : Surprise 40th Birthday Party - 70s and 80s Themed Disco - February 2006 
Hello Gary, Just seen the website, excellent stuff mate. I was given your address by a mate. I've been to the White Hart a few times for the 'Request Fest' and wanted to mail you to say what a great idea it is. There is nowhere or no'one that I know of that does what you do and if they do, it's not half as good. You are the best DJ around without a doubt. Are you available on November 5th to DJ with my band? If you could give me a call to sort something out that would be great. Thanks, Jo Webb - (Email) : General Enquiry - October 2005 
Gary, Shakermaker rocks mate!! This town needs someone like you and your night. It's a breath of fresh air and I can't wait for fridays...Brilliant! Cheers, Dave M - (Email) : Shakermaker Indie/Alternative Night at Silks, Basingstoke - Every Friday 

Dear Shakermaker Promotions, RE: Wedding Disco - Hello, On behalf of myself and my new bride, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the Disco Entertainment that you provided for us on Saturday 24th September. Everything went smoothly and we really enjoyed the night and the music and so did our guests. The day was stressful but you were very helpful and it was very much appreciated. I have no doubt at all that you will be a success if our reception is anything to go by. Your professionalism and pleasant manner as well as your music knowledge is a credit so the best of luck to you in your future ventures. Thankyou very, very much. Mr & Mrs B Marsden - Wedding Reception Disco - September 2005

Hi Gary, Thanks for the Disco you did at my 18th Birthday on Saturday Night. It was superb. I did'nt know anything about it and thought that I was going to get a cheesy disco dj as I did'nt know that dj's like you existed! You played everything that I liked and all of my mates said that you were well cool. Cheers Gary, Matt Johnson (Matt J) - Surprise 18th Birthday Indie/Rock Disco - August 2005 
Dear Gary, I would like say thank you to both yourself and everyone involved at Shakermaker Promotions for the entertainment you provided me and my new husband with on our wedding day. It was the best of days and I could not of wished for a better DJ. You certainly know your music and what's more, you even managed to get some of the people up on the dancefloor who I never expected. Everyone has said what a brilliant time they had and I wanted to pass this on to you. You were really good with the children too early on and kept them involved too and they all loved the music and were very tired afterwards! Once again, Thankyou very much. Mr & Mrs Dankworth - Wedding Reception Disco - August 2005
Hi Gary, Brilliant Night on Saturday Night. Just wanted to say thanks to you for making my 21st Birthday one to remember. The music was excellent as I expected and all of my mates said how good you were. I know it must have been a hard job with half of them liking Indie Music and the other half liking R'n'B but you did a great job and not one person moaned at all. If you are still around in 9 years time I would like to book you for my 30th!!! Thanks again, Emma Perrett - 21st Birthday Party - October 2005
Dear Gary / Shakermaker Promotions, I wanted to contact you to express my thanks for the Disco Entertainment you supplied us with on October 1st. The evening was a great success and all of my guests have commented on what a superb night it was with some of them even saying that they would like to book you for future events. Your choice of music was spot on and there were some songs that you played which I had not heard for years and it was a real trip of nostalgia. I wish you every success for the future and would recommend you to anyone wanting to book a 70s and 80s Disco. Absolutely Superb. Kindest Regards, Mr G McCann - 70s and 80s Themed Disco (Surprise 40th Birthday Party) - October 2005