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Paul O'Grady Party at
The Blue Print Café, London





DJ Guy Stevens with Paul O'Grady

DJ Guy Stevens Entertains a Host of
TV Stars at Paul O’Grady’s 60th Birthday Party

The sparkling event for Paul O'Grady was
held at the Blue Print Café in Butler’s Wharf.

This first floor venue has fabulous views
of Tower Bridge and the river Thames
through its full length sliding glass panels.


The view from the Blue Print Cafe

DJ Guy Stevens played some gentle jazz and
soulful tunes as guests arrived to sip
Veuve Clicquot and snack on delicious canapés.
Paul’s friends and family chatted while
the sun set behind the City of London
skyline and bowl food was served.

Later, Guy’s PA and radio microphone
were used for a couple of speeches by
the guests then toasts to O'Grady were
followed by a few amusing words from the
Birthday boy himself. Birthday candles
were extinguished and the cake was cut
to a rousing chorus of “Happy Birthday”


The view from the Blue Print Cafe

As the sun disappeared and the City’s
lights twinkled on the water of the Thames,
Guy raised the volume slightly, switched
on the discothèque lights and played
the first of the evening’s party tracks.
The first two dancers on the floor were
Anita Dobson (Angie Watts in Eastenders)
and Lesley Joseph (Dorien Green, Birds of
a Feather), they had some splendid moves
to Jackie Wilson's “Higher & Higher”.


DJ Guy Stevens at the Blue Print Cafe

Later in the evening Paul took to the dance
floor with Liverpudlian TV royalty
Cilla Black OBE. Other guests included
Barbara Windsor, Rock Legend Brian May,
Janet Street-Porter, Bill Roache,
Helen Worth (Gail Tilsley, Coronation Street),
Bonnie Langford, Celia Imrie (Miss Babs
from Acorn Antiques), Linda Thorson
(Tara King in the Avengers) and Eastenders
stars Cheryl Fergison (Heather Trott),
Jessie Wallace (Kat Slater) and
Linda Henry (Shirley Carter).
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Vernon Kay at
The Grand Connought Rooms




DJ Guy Stevens provided the after show party
entertainment for the Comms National Awards
at the Grand Connaught Rooms in
Bloomsbury, London.



The client wanted a “wow factor”,
so Guy added an underlit LED dance floor
to his standard sound and lighting equipment.


DJ Guy Stevens with under lit dance floor at the Connaught Rooms, London.

 


Vernon Kay with DJ Guy Stevens at the CNA awards after party.

Vernon Kay presented the awards,
Guy had a chance to chat to “Mister Tess Daly”
in the green room before DJing through
'til the early hours.


The CNA awards after party guests dancing to DJ Guy Stevens.


As the last guests left the venue Guy had
a chance to discuss the event with Vernon
before saying goodbye and leaving for home.
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Scouting for Girls
at Highclere Castle





Beautifully lit Highclere Castle with transparent marquee.

Guy Stevens wedding DJ is pleased to
have played at Molly and Gus’s wedding
at Highclere Castle. The wedding reception
was held in Lord and Lady Carnarvon’s
splendid house, made famous in
ITVs “Downton Abbey”.

After their meal and speeches the
guests were lead by the Bride and Bridegroom
to a specially constructed transparent marquee
giving perfect views of the house and grounds.

The first dance was introduced by Guy
and performed live with vocals and
acoustic guitar by Hobbie Stuart.

Hobbie played four numbers, then
Guy filled the dancefloor with some classic
recorded tracks for half an hour before
introducing Ray Lewis
(former The Drifters vocalist).

The dance floor was buzzing with
the sound of “Save the Last Dance”
and “Saturday Night at the Movies”.
Ray left the stage with the rapturous
applause from the guests, then
Guy played some more dance tracks.


Scouting for Girls supported by DJ Guy Stevens at Highclere Castle


Later, Guy was pleased to introduce
Scouting For Girls, the guests went
wild to great numbers including
"She's So Lovely" and "I Wish I Was James Bond".


Scouting for Girls supported by DJ Guy Stevens at Highclere Castle


The evening’s entertainment line-up was
completed with a full dance floor and
an hour set played by Guy.

The last recorded track played
was “Rule the World” by Gary Barlow
and Take That, after which the guests
moved to the front of the building
to give the happy couple a warm send off.
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Kent's First Same Sex Marriage.




Lympe Castle, Kent at twilight.

Top black-tie, wedding and party DJ, Guy Stevens,
was pleased to have provided the music for
the first Civil Wedding (not partnership)
to take place in Kent.

The event took place at the Lympne Castle
(pronounced “Lim”) near Hythe and Folkstone.
The castle itself, parts of which date to the
13th century, has witnessed invasion by
the Danes and the Normans,
was formerly home to the Archdeacon
of Canterbury and was once occupied
by Thomas à Becket.

The splendid old castle saw
Leigh and Mathew take their vows in
front of friends and family, after
which they had a splendid meal and speeches.

Later, wedding DJ Guy Stevens
announced the couple on to the dance floor
and played their first dance,
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele.

It was followed by Michael Bublé’s “Hold On”
for Mathew and his sister.

The guests then joined the newly-weds
on the dance floor and danced the
night away to a wide spectrum
of music selected by Guy,
with additional requests provided by the guests.

Guy said "Everyone had a great time,
and I'm sure they will remember
this special occasion very fondly,
for the rest of their lives."
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Chamonix Wedding,
French Alps.



Guy is pleased to have played at
Annie & Henry's Wedding Reception
in Samoëns near Mont-Blanc, Chamonix.


The view from Guy's accommodation at the Hotel Neige et Roc

After the 600 mile trip from the UK Guy parked
his van in the small town and was pleased
to hear an English voice say
"Guy Stevens! ....the party has arrived!"


The venue, La vieille Ferme, a picturesque guest house in the Samoens valley.

Guy located the venue, a marquee in the grounds
of a beautiful traditional chalet on the valley floor.
The Bride, Bridegroom and some of their guests
were preparing the tent. There was a chance to discuss
the following days festivities and do some prep
for the lighting install.


The marquee at La vieille Ferme, Samoens


After a good night's rest and breakfast with some
of the guests who were staying in the same hotel.
Guy headed for the marquee to set the sound and
lighting, the client had asked for extra fairy lights,
uplighters and a mirror ball.


The guests arriving at La vieille Ferme, Samoens


Everything was set and ready. The guests arrived from
the service and had a few drinks and nibbles outside.
They were then called into the marquee for their meal.
When everyone was seated, Guy played a rousing theme
and announced the ushers, bridesmaids and best men
into the marquee to rapturous applause culminating
in the entrance of the Bride and Bridegroom.



After the meal Guy provided a radio microphone for
the speeches. The Bride and Bridegroom performed
their first dance, then the guests where invited to
join them. The party continued with a full dance floor
until late, a fabulous party and great memories
for everyone!
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Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden, London.





The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Guy is please to have played at
the Royal Opera House on several occasions.
including the Olivier Awards after party.



Guests on the dance floor included famous
English actress Gemma Arterton.
 


Gemma played Strawberry Field in James Bond "Quantum of Solace"



DJ Guy Stevens is in the background of this Tatler picture.

Other guests included Nicole Scherzinger
and Pixie Lott


Pixie Lott & Nicole Scherzinger

And Kinks front man Ray Davies.


Ray Davies

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DJ Guy Stevens has also played at the
Royal Opera House Staff Christmas Party
several years running.

Guy behind the decks ready to entertain the
guests in the Clore Studio Upstairs at
The Royal Opera House.


The staff Christmas Party in full swing.