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Who are we?

We Are The Best Men

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.

What do we do?

We fill your dancefloor

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Steve

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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

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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!”

Katherine & Sean Heaney
“Awesome tunes and wonderful guys! We chose The Best Men as we didn’t want cheesy stereotypical music played at our wedding and they offered something a little different. Having met up with Andy, Steve and Arthur beforehand they were briefed on the style of music we were looking to achieve and some of the songs we wanted playing. Our first dance was a collaboration of the same song in an old and contemporary version and was superbly mixed for us. We were apprehensive about not having people join us on the dance floor but with Andy and Steve on the decks, the dance floor was packed full all night long! The first thing people say to us about our wedding is how great the music was and how cool the djs were. Really can’t speak highly enough of The Best Men both on a personal and professional level and would have no hesitations in rebooking or recommending to anyone who wants something a little different to the average djs out there!

Andrea & Rob Hopcraft
“These guys are AMAZING!! Brilliant bespoke service – we gave them a playlist of songs we wanted including in our reception and asked them to take inspiration from that list. What they came up with was exactly our tastes in music and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Would highly recommend The Best Men to anyone looking for something different from the usual cliche wedding music. They offer a personal, professional and unique service that is great value for money! Not only did they play incredible songs until 1am at our wedding, they took the time to meet us beforehand AND put a 3 hour playlist together for our afternoon BBQ. Thanks Andy & Steve!”

Helen & Aaron Tolley
“There’s nothing sweeter than music to tell a beautiful story and to make an evening magical and despite experiencing some of the so-called best DJ’s the world has to offer, not one of them has a patch on Steve and Andy to get the party started and create fantastic memories tailored to you. I hired them for my Birthday party as they both knew just what an eclectic mix tape I needed to please all my friends and their worst nightmare – me! They’re now my go to DJs – and they’re in my diary for future birthdays, weddings and even funerals! Thanks guys – you rock my world!”

Stephanie May - Head of Music - Virgin Radio
“Having spent a long time trying to find the right DJ for our wedding we knew we had found the right people when we came across The Best Men. Their website says it all they ‘provide music that fits the tastes of you and your guests’. Steve, with his funk and soul, 80s and disco background was the obvious choice for our brief. Communication in the lead up to the wedding was excellent and we met with Steve and Arthur to discuss what we’d like and received notes and confirmation in the lead up to the wedding. On the night Steve arrived to set up and the dance floor was packed all night. Steve politely declined any requests that didn’t suit the brief or type of music we wanted. All of our ‘must play’ music was featured and the rest we left in Steve’s very capable hands. We had so many comments on how good the music was and all of our guests danced all night long, Steve created a great atmosphere with his selection and we really couldn’t be happier that we found the Best Men for our wedding.”

Charlotte & Aled
“So, there were a couple of reasons for having ‘the best men’. I’ve been going to the Actress and Bishop where Andy has a residency for many, many years and always have an amazing evening and never leave the dance floor ….thanks to Andy! He’s such a lovely chap too. So if that wasn’t already enough of a reason to have him as our DJ, I also met my partner James there! So it all had sentimental reasoning!
Anyway, The Best Men gave us the best wedding party anyone could ask for. I’m not even biased here, everyone was up on that floor and it was never empty. That was my main rule for the wedding. ‘DANCE!’
He got the music absolutely spot on, we asked for Motown, bit of (non-cheesy) indie, lots of other 60’s songs and then whatever he felt would keep everyone moving. After the last song everyone shouted ‘one more song’ like they were at their favourite gig! Pretty sure he felt the love. It was amazing. We had a little pre meet too for the do’s and don’ts so you really do get the special treatment feel! Arthur made everything so easy along with the guys which is all you can ask for!
Highly highly rate these guys and all my guests including the venue asked for their details!
Thanks again chaps xx”

Katie & James Farr
“These guys did such a brilliant job at our wedding, can’t recommend them enough! Everyone commented on how good the music was, they played exactly what we wanted with a few AMAZING surprises thrown in. Was really struggling to find a DJ who would be able to play the sort of music we wanted, but Steve & Andy absolutely nailed it! Really professional, great communication from the start thanks to Arthur, who is also a bit of a genius! Made our day unique and personal, thank you sooo much! Xxx”
Gemma & Steve Smith
“Thanks you so much guys for making our wedding such a banging party which is exactly what we wanted. They played everything we liked and got the place into full swing, everybody there commented on how much they loved the music which was tailored to our liking. The music was the most important element for our wedding and these guys really made it happen. Thank you so much and we would like to highly recommend these friendly chaps who provided an amazing service. Will and Nina”

Will & Nina Mcaleese
“We spent a long time making sure we found the right DJ, keen not to end up with the stereotypical cheesy type normally associated with weddings! We knew we’d made the right decision to book the Best Men when we met up with Andy and Arthur for the initial consultation. They really put our mind at ease and the service they provide is truly bespoke. Communication leading up to the big day was fantastic.
On the night itself the music was spot on! Ian and I hardly left the dance floor and all of our friends commented on how good it was. We wouldn’t hesitate to book the Best Men for future parties! If only we could do it all again!”

Lauren & Ian
“We were very lucky to have The Best Men at our wedding in October. We definitely didn’t want the ‘usual’ cheesy music, and Andy was fantastic at delivering exactly what we wanted. From our first meeting to discuss our tunes, to the night itself, everything was perfect! Thank you so much for making our Goth/rock wedding absolutely perfect. We would recommend these guys to everyone! Andy you are a star xxx”

Karen & Dean Evans
“The Best Men are just that, they are the best men for the job of adding that extra special personal touch to your wedding. Right from the start Andy and Steve helped us shape the perfect soundtrack to our evening and on the day it was just like having an extra family member celebrating with us. The music was perfect. I whole-heartedly recommend these guys”

Daniela & Matt
“Thank so much to Steve and Arthur for doing a fantastic job at out wedding, I think the music was the best I’ve ever heard at a wedding, I think you could tell having a full dance floor! Thanks for being absolute professionals and we will be in touch for our next party!”
Brooke & Ed Stringfellow

“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.

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
Rachel & Chris Small

“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”

Jenny Tandy & Ben Cartwright

“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”

Maria & Liam Haughey
“We booked the Best Men for our wedding and immediately they offered us a great service. We were able to meet the guys months before the wedding so we could discuss our choices which was a massive help and gave us confidence that the evening would turn out how we wanted. On the evening itself they were able to get everyone on the dancefloor and play the tunes we wanted which resulted in an amazing night. Cant recommend these guys enough as they will create you an evening to remember.”

Sarah & John Banholzer
“We couldn’t thing of anything worse than a cheesy wedding disco but we were struggling to find a DJ who would fit the bill! When we found Steve and Andy and heard about their background in the clubs of Birmingham we knew we had found our men! They kept the dance floor full all night and played a real mix of all of favourite music. We deliberately were not too prescriptive but they read our taste really well! They will be my go to DJs for future events!”

Laura & Jim Owen
“just wanted to pass on our thanks for the music on Saturday. We had an amazing night and there was plenty of dancing so the music hit the mark. Sore feet the next day from jumping round to the prodigy amongst other things!!!
Thanks again xx”

Clair & Neil Trenfield

“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”

Steph & Simon Taylor

“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”

Sarah & Ricky Fletcher

“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!”

Andrea & Mark Knott
“Andy was the only DJ we wanted at our wedding. We’d seen him DJ before at various nights in Birmingham and knew that we definitely didn’t want your standard boring, cheesy, talk-over-the-mic-whenever-you-can-DJ, playing Come On Eileen or The Macarena, we wanted someone who had good taste in music and most importantly someone who could read our crowd of family & friends and properly get the party started. Andy delivered and has gone down as a DJ legend among our nearest and dearest. People underestimate the power a DJ has to make or break your evening party, you really don’t want to end up with some radio wannabe playing rubbish music leaving your friends asleep at the bar on the best day of your life. You need to end it in style! Book The Best Men, book them now”
Anna & Simon Clarke - Anna Clarke Photography / Simon Clarke Films
“After hearing Andy DJ at a friend’s birthday party and a few bars/clubs around town we asked him to do the honours at our wedding and to say we weren’t disappointed would be an understatement! From the initial meeting to the big day itself, we found Andy to be very helpful, reliable and most importantly a master of the decks (The dance floor being packed from start to finish says it all!!!) Extremely professional, with a sincerity to match, we would have no hesitation in recommending Andy to any couple looking for a DJ for their big day”
Jon & Veronica Rogers
“We hired Andy to DJ at our wedding reception and he helped to make it a magical evening. He worked with us before the big day to ensure that we had a great mix of tunes to represent our life together. On the night he played a fantastic set that got everyone on the dance floor, we had a brilliant time. 10/10.”
Chloe & Nick Ingram

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Contact Us

 THE BEST MEN are based in the midlands but we will travel throughout the UK and abroad

07958 787 634

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Please use the message box below to tell us as much as you can about your wedding plans.

Where are you getting married? Have you set a date? What are your musical tastes, preferences and requirements?

If you’d prefer to call we are on 07958 787 634 and email is info@thebestmen.co.uk