Well, by now you probably realise I love my music and I mean I really do but what is music? To some its the current chart, to others its a particular genre, music however, is a multitude of genres and performers and spreads out commercially well over 80 years. They key thing I think to remember about music is to embrace and love it. Music is life. I believe this wholeheartedly, memories, passion and enjoyment, no matter what the genre as its a personable thing. One artist may be legendary to one but not to another. One genre may be the ultimate style to one but not to another. My own personal tastes vary depending on my mood or what I am doing. Background music sets a tone, not necessarily what you’d want while driving let’s say. Yes music is a powerful medium and in the right place and the right time is a perfect accompaniment to whatever you are doing. Music lets not forget has been around in Chart form since the 50s. That’s a lot of number one hit singles and even more that didn’t make it. 70 years worth of hits and memories that transcend across generations and families and countries of the world. All touched at some point by something they heard on the radio by chance or by regularly listening to the weekly chart shows in their bedrooms.
That was in reply to my question. Poplock Paul asks Dj Les Dickens ‘Why do you believe Music is so important especially in these strange times?’
To continue with ‘Bognor Dj Les’
Music is a history lesson of life and culture within our Country and the past must never be forgotten as it also influences the future. I love performing now as a DJ because it gives me the opportunity to present a journey every time I play. What is my style? Well to be honest I did mention in my first answer that there are a few out there that only play one genre and are very skilled within that. They specialise in that and do sometimes put on big nights with that one particular genre as the theme. The problem there is of course sustainability as it quickly become samey if it’s done all the time. Music is a release, it’s a drug, it’s a passion, memory invoking moments whereby life is forgotten and people immerse themselves in nostalgia (whether that be from 50 years ago or two weeks ago) and they forget about worries and troubles while you play something that puts them into a happy place.
The Hardwick venue where DJ LesDickens, the man with the suits, does or did ‘Karaoke Tuesdays’ which is where I used to drop in to socially drink & dance. In short Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special.
I know a few times people dancing & drinking colliding with the DJ Booth. But still Les has been as calm as possible and usually most people tend to move further away. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. I can recall many times that Les has helped people to get into the singing and guides even the nervous ones through their first time or just because of nerves.
I do remember that Dejay Les played a track for me one day called ‘Camoflage’ which was a nice gesture. I cant talk openly about my past service but we have similar backgrounds & believe in Displine & Respect but also to have Fun and Enjoy music & Dance, etc: Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner
Dejay Les is an outstanding entertainer who makes an evening just that bit more special. Quite often Dejay Les walked amongst us customers, to speak with people in a friendly manner. What ever happens on a night you can rely on Les to be calm & focused and delivers good solid entertainment every time. Over the years I know I have had conversations with Les about singing and dancing, he makes time to get to know the audience especially during his Karaoke sessions.
Over the years I have met some good Dejays and Les Dickens is one of them, I am not a fussy man but still you do notice Dejays that make an effort. I do have a list of bad Dejays and lucky for us all they are not on the night scene in Bognor Regis. There was one Dejay at a prior Rox event but since I have not seen him, but I remember his name and thankfully he never became more than a second hand cheap tacky back of the street Dejay that gave it in. Thankfully most Dejays know that being an idiot is never going to endear them to peoples hearts, and try to avoid being negative but helpful as much as they can. I hope you get to meet Les Dickins as he is one of a handful of Dejays that do their best to look after their customers. I will leave you here and wish you good times & best regards for now.
It is always a pleasure to meet & I wish him all the best and hope to review and shout out as I am one of his many fans, chatting to him about random stuff and music is always interesting. There is so many things about Ryan I wish I could, maybe in later posts I can ?
Having met Ryan at many events such as Rox 2017 and many other events and venues. I rate Ryan as one of the best Dejays around, and recently as a customer at the Foundry I heard many customers praise his entertainment skills and from my experience over the years I have enjoyed dancing & drinking as Ryan knows how to look after everyone.
I believe I have known Ryan since early 2010 when I believe I was helping out at a Bognor Venue now closed but was a great place then, Dejay Ryan Hadwick would on occassion do a nights entertainment playing music and requests except ‘Barbie Doll’ though we can understand that.
As I was dashing from filming & dancing at the Aviator Venue to the Illumination Parade I spotted Ryan, Rachel & Shaun having a quiet drink. I was due to help the Parade with Securiy but managed to have a good quick chat and asked if I could take a photo which I never thought I’d actually use but here is that photo of that occassion, a great day indeed.
Despite the lock down you can find, like tonight – Foundry Friday LIVE tonight from facebook, 10-11pm on Live Stream Entertainment Network You can find Dejay Ryan Hadwick & other great Dejays of which some I hope to review too, Like Les Dickens & Shaun Pearsey. I created this shout-out on Fri 8th May 2020.
I have been to many events as an organiser and helper and evan as an Entertainer or simply there as a Customer of some venue etc. I get time off for good behaviour from time to time.