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
“We chose ‘The Best Men’ for our wedding as we were keen to find a DJ with decent music taste. In fact, our Google search was ‘dj, wedding, Midlands, good taste’… and sure enough, the search returned this gem!
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!”
“Andy did an amazing job playing our wedding on Saturday- we have really eclectic music taste and he read this perfectly. Ensuring guests young and old had a great time.
“Thanks Steve for providing a perfect soundtrack to our 30th party – Peaky Blinders, 1920’s, funk, soul, indie, hip hop, rock n roll and everything in between! The dance floor was filled all night. Excellent, professional service & highly organised to make sure the night ran smoothly. Can we do it again please?! Ben & Jen xx”
“Really fantastic people to work with – make your wedding what you want it to be! Can’t recommend enough! We had a fantastic night the music was incredible and thank you for all the extra songs we asked for xx”
“If you’re looking for DJs who are passionate and knowledgeable about music but still have that personal touch then look no further. From the first meeting with Andy we knew we had found our wedding tune Goliath! Chilled guy with the steel resilience to stick to our requested final three songs despite being under duress from a guest to finish with the Spice girls…well played sir”
“Absolutely cracking choice of DJ, exactly to my taste but also got the whole party going from 80 year old guests to 6 and under. Friendly and professional from beginning to the end. Completely listened to my whole style of music (trust me I am picky) and built a fantastic set around that. Andy and Arthur, what a stellar pair of chaps you both are, would book you again in a second, you made our wedding what it was”
“Wow just wow! I cannot thank Andy enough for helping make our wedding such an incredible day. We always knew we wanted music to be an important part of the day as we love a good dance, but I can’t even begin to explain how epic the music was – I think the fact the dancefloor was always full and people complained of sore feet for days afterwards, goes some way to show our guests loved it too!
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!”
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If you’d prefer to call we are on 07958 787 634 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org