Who are we?
THE BEST MEN are DJs for people who want
good music to be at the heart of their wedding day
We are passionate about music and if you hire us we believe you are too. Rather than supplying the clichéd wedding disco you come to expect we provide music that fits the tastes of you and your guests. We are available to consult and liaise with you in the run up to your wedding to find out in advance which tunes will get your party rockin’. We want to ensure we can provide the soundtrack of your life on your special day.
Andy and Steve have a long history of packing out dancefloors in Birmingham and beyond. Specialising in the greatest tunes from the 50s to the present – indie, rock, pop, soul, funk, punk… but tunes you know and love. Just contact us and tell us which direction your party’s headed.
Steve has been working as a DJ for over 20 years and has played sets at the Notting Hill Carnival, Moseley Jazz Funk & Soul Festival and has DJ’d with acts including Jarvis Cocker, Norman Jay, Jamiroquai and Craig Charles. He has extensive experience of working club nights at venues including Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Birmingham Institute, Blue Note Café (London) and pubs including The Jug of Ale, Hare and Hounds, Prince of Wales, The Victoria and The Rainbow. He has also spent time DJing in Ibiza and Turkey and is the man behind Birmingham’s legendary Sweat club night.
Andy has been working as a DJ for 20 years and has DJ’d with acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, The Libertines, Bloc Party, Zane Lowe and Snow Patrol. He has extensive experience of working club nights at venues including 02 Academy (Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol), Snobs, Edwards, The Birmingham Institute, Birmingham Barfly and pubs including The Actress and Bishop, The Jug of Ale and the Hare and Hounds to name but a few. He was one of the founding DJs at Birmingham Subculture Rock Night and a regular DJ at Ramshackle
Matt has been working as a DJ for over 9 years and has worked a wide range of different venues playing many different styles of music, including Snobs (rnb, chart, house) the actress and bishop (Indie, Motown) subculture/uprawr/scruffy Murphy’s (rock, alternative, classic rock) 90s night/bring it all back (pop, cheese, guilty pleasures) to name a few. Also doing guest spots in Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Stoke, Sheffield and London and has recently been booked to play the official Iron Maiden after show party at the NEC.
Steve started DJing house music hip hop and funk in his local pub.
Over the decades he’s played in nearly every major venue including having long term residences in The Vaults Hockley, Stirlings St Paul’s Square, Denial in the Mailbox and playing on the same line up as superstar djs such as Fatboy Slim and Carl Cox and Graham Park from the Hacienda.
He also hosts his own daily internet radio show.
We were dreading ending up with a dance floor bopping to Whigfield and Spice Girls on the big day, and the info and professional presentation on the boys’ webite got us excited that we may have found the dj we were looking for.
From word go the communication and service was outstanding. Email correspondence was prompt and friendly, and our music choices were up their street, so we established a time and place for a briefing meeting.
At the meeting we hashed out any dos and don’ts, any logistical issues and discussed our hopes for the music direction. It was very reassuring- after speaking to Andy and Arthur for a bit, we felt that they understood our tastes, and knew we could trust them to make a great set without us needing to be too prescriptive.
We gave them a few specific songs we wanted them to play at some point in the evening, but really we were happy to just let Andy read the crowd, work in the suggestions we had given him, and keep the dance floor going!
The service on the day itself was perfect- no stress, no fuss. They arrived and set up very quietly and discreetly- in fact I didn’t even notice they were there until the music started for the first dance! The set was great, the dance floor was going strong until the small hours, and everyone said what an amazing night it had been.
Absolutely outstanding. If you want a bespoke alternative to the usual cheesy wedding disco, we cannot recommend ‘The Best Men’ enough! Thanks so much, guys! See you for an anniversary bash in a few years!”
Like many, music is massively important to us so when we found The Best Men, we were chuffed! Just from their website alone we could tell that if anyone was going to offer what we were after, it was these guys and it took a really informal chat with Arthur and Andy at the pub to know right away that wanted to work with them for our Big Day!
They did not disappoint. Their knowledge and appreciation for great music is undeniable. Straight away they were throwing out suggestions of artists and compiling an extensive list of ‘to play’ and ‘not to play’.
On the night Andy wasted no time in getting the party started and kept it going all night! The music on offer was an eclectic mix of motown and soul, indie bangers, pop favourites and classic anthems (without a whisper of Mr Brightside!). Everything we had discussed at our initial meeting and more!
There wasn’t a single song where the dance floor was empty and EVERYONE (including parents, older family friends right through to our 12 year old next door neighbour) said how fantastic the music was.
And on top of all of this, they are just really nice guys! One of the most important factors for us when choosing wedding suppliers was that we wanted to work with nice people (not just people who are good at what they do, but genuinely nice people!) The Best Men were the perfect fit! We couldn’t be happier that they were a part of our wedding and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in future!”
If I could rate them higher than 5 then I definitely would! Andy came and set up during our wedding breakfast and was ready with the music as soon as the meal was finished and in time for the arrival of our wedding guests and wow, what a playlist!
Only these guys could go from 00’s R&B to David Bowie, from reggae classics to Korn and System of a Down. If you, like me, have an extremely eclectic music taste, then I couldn’t recommend them highly enough! They are involved with you from start to finish and ensure you have the absolute party of your life!
Thanks for an amazing night guys! X”
Would fully recommend The Best Men to anyone- great communication and service throughout the planning process and a fantastic job on the night. The Best Men really are the best! Love Rachel and Chris x x x
Andy and Arthur were great from the first time we contacted them, they met us for a drink to discuss what we did and didn’t want, they were always prompt with responding to emails on the run up to the day, and on the day they turned up and set up without us or the guests even noticing.
Our guests ranged from newborns to octogenarians and everyone was up on the dancefloor – the guys totally catered for every generation whilst still keeping to our eclectic brief of indie / old school hip hop / soul / rock, with one 1D song thrown in as a crowd pleaser! I really cannot recommend these guys highly enough and the only piece of advice I’d offer is to get around and talk to all of your guests during the day so you can really enjoy the party on the night!
Thanks so much guys – we’ll definitely be finding an excuse to book you again as will some of our guests!”
I loved every song played and they were all played at the right moments to really get everyone up and dancing the whole night! Would have happily stayed partying further into the night if I could!
Couldn’t reccommend enough and would certainly book them again for any future events”
Thanks so much!
The booking went smoothly and communication between them and myself was easy and I never once felt nervous about any problems down to the music (and when you are planning a wedding the least amount of worrying you have the better). The consultation was easy and kept my mind at rest.
I can honestly say I owe Andy big time for making sure it was a fun night and for keeping people dancing and in a brilliant mood because let’s be honest, the music can make or break a night.
Thanks again to Andy and Arthur for everything and I cannot recommend them enough!!
He was brilliant. We met before the day to discuss music preferences and played all the music we asked for with no cheese.
We spent the night dancing with our friends and family.
It was extra special for us too because Andy was djing 20 years ago when Steve and I first hooked up back in the barbarella suite of XLs
Just looking for an excuse to have another party now!”
We arranged to meet Andy and Arthur in a pub in Moseley to run through our ideas for the big day and our song choices. It was really easy and they both made us feel comfortable just like chatting with mates. Andy totally got what we wanted and wasn’t even put off by the 16-hour play list we sent him.
On the night everything went swimmingly – the equipment sprung up out of nowhere and Andy kept the room dancing for hours.
We can’t recommend these guys enough – if you need a DJ book The Best Men! Thanks guys!”
Cannot recommend these fellas highly enough.”
We cavorted round the dance floor, throwing shapes and moves like we were still the right side of 21! Hilarious, youth provoking tunes that made us really want to go past midnight…..
The Best Men… you and we totally ROCKED!”
Thanks again Arthur, Andy, and Steve!”
Sarah & John
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