DJ Shanks

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“Shanks is a genius”- Emma Thompson

DJ Shanks began DJing 20 years ago and is a self-confessed ‘crowd-pleaser’ (as every DJ should be!) with a huge character and an infectious personality.

He is also a talented musician/multi-instrumental percussionist and has an impressive client list both here and abroad, working regularly as one of Europe’s most successful live percussionists alongside DJs & comes highly recommended.

Client list:

  • Prince Charles, Buckingham Palace
  • Prince Harry - private party
  • Emma Thompson *Damien Hirst- private party *Google *Rolls Royce
    *Tiffany *Monaco Olympic Team

'I love my job, creating atmospheres at events be it soft background or a full on party in equal measure. Adding live percussion can really give a party the live kick that other Dj’s don’t have.'



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Depends on the event , but occasionally some organisers let me take left over food for homeless 🙏


A DJ can make or break a party and having 50/60k songs to choose from gives such versatility as opposed to a band. With regard to myself, because I am also a musician, my musical tastes are wide and varied - from the latest remixes to pure party cheese. I play for the crowd, the floor and I love helping people have a great time! I can also add live percussion that gives a live feel and vibe to the right party.

Last year I DJ’d at a big private party in Marrakesh. I read the crowd perfectly. So much so that the client booked me to play by the pool the next day and we went on a musical journey through background music, film scores, jungle book, Latin, funk, hip hop, world music, house, pop classics, some indie music and some drum and bass. So many people kept coming up to me and saying you’re the best DJ ever !

Yes ! Emma Thompson, Peter Crouch, Roy Keane, Damien Hirst, Craig David, Will Young,Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Bob Geldof, Tim Rice, Nick Mason, David Gilmore to name a few. I have played and performed at many parties with celebrity guests present. When you get into a groove you become quite focused on the music, vibe and dance floor and I just like to let people feel free to enjoy themselves celeb or non celeb !

Meet with the client and discuss a playlist then we are all on the same page !


"“shanks is a genius”"

Emma Thompson- actress

"“The way shanks flowed the music from background to a full on party was perfection”"

Charlotte PR for Pukka
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