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Winner - UK 'Best Mobile DJ' 2020 Event Entertainment Awards
'Best Children's Entertainer'
Awards Finalist 2020

Best Children's Entertainer


Janek Schaefer / DJ Dedication / Mr Manic

Old Esher Road, Hersham Village, Walton-on-Thames, England

The British Composer of the Year in Sonic Art 2008

" The V&A Museum of Childhood DJ Jan 2020"

Top 5* reviewed single DJ Disco on Google in Surrey 2020

Call or Text 07940 570 548 first

my email is Janek@LuckyDipDisco.com if required


I am DBS/CRB checked and hold Public Liability insurance




Digital and Vinyl collection containing over 2 days worth of the best cracking
top dancing tunes, and other mood musics to suit any occassion
covering 300yrs of ace music.

*for your special adult party I work with you to complie the top 20 tunes from
your lifetime to mix into the event. We collect your all time favourite music,
and I prepare a special playlist to share with guests on my DJ table




> . Lead feature in 'The Independent on Sunday'magazine . <

Nov 16th 2014 article about The Paul Hamlyn Award winners
which i used to invest into starting my disco.



> ..................Recommended by 'The Guardian'.................... <

... in The Guide section, March 2014

Top 5 clubbing event to go to in the UK that weeek. Quite a surprise.



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Some Reviews

They say a DJ either makes or breaks a party
Well you defo MADE IT !!! was brilliant x [Georgie 40th 2017]

Certainly the best entertainer I have ever booked. I could not recommend him highly enough. I booked Mr Manic
with his Lucky Dip Disco for a party I hosted in June 2013 - words can not describe what fun we all had......
Janek entertained the children and adults alike for hours ! [Lucy]

"Thanks a million for a great night.
You helped create a terrific atmosphere, and loads of people commented on how good the music was. [40th 2013]

"You really could not have done anything better yesterday Janek - amazing!" [wedding 2012]

"A brilliant disco with a twist which really got our wedding guests involved.
We've had lots of comments on how good Lucky Dip was! Thanks for helping to make the day magical! "

"We're just writing to say thank you so much for making our party into such a special night.
You did a fantastic job of keeping the dancing going as well as providing great hosting entertainment.
We're sure that you'll get some more bookings as a result." [40's theme 40th]

" Saturday night was excellent Janek. I had a great time! It worked out perfectly. [40th Birthday] "

 " DJ's are normally so protective of their records, but your idea is so cool"

" I almost cried at my wedding when the DJ didn't play what I wanted. I wish I had invited you "

" Ah, I've never seen anyone mix like that before, excellent mate "

" You Are the best DJ in the World - Thank you"

"Thank you for making my evening, you were absolutely superb, we were all still raving about you the next morning!
Take care and we will certainly be recommending you to other peeps. [50th]

"That was a brilliant party, you could not have done anything better Janek!" [4th birthday]

Thank you SO much for making a really amazing and memorable pool party for both the girls and parents alike.
You were amazing. I can't believe you stayed as long as you did, thank you so much for that.
Everyone has been talking about it and saying how much fun they all had.
You deserved your tip!

"You were brilliant – A great party and a truly legendary performance, a real platform for you to show off your skills!
You got it all spot on. Officially the person to hire for these kinds of events" [40th house party]

"Thank you so much for being the best wedding dj we could ever have imagined!
We’ve been getting so many compliments by how epic it was.
My Mum danced most of the night even to house music – crazyness!" [Wedding 2015]

The BEST entertainer I have ever booked!
I booked Mr Manic as the entertainer for my daughter's 6th birthday party and he was fantastic!
My daughter asked if we could book him for her next birthday she thought he was brilliant and had a fabulous time.
Thank you very much Janek for doing such a wonderful job! We really appreciate it. Thanks xxxx [2016]

'We'd much rather party with the lucky dip disco than a nightclub anyday' [16-18yr old party]








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I am an award winning professional with a worldwide reputation
with over 25years in the music business
and loads of excellent party reviews . . .
. . . not your average disco DJ . . .
We collaborate in making your event fantastic !

UK 'Best Mobile DJ' Award winner 2020
- priced accordingly -

The best party of your life !?
years and years of dancing party success
over 50 x 5* reviews on Google


[over 18's]


>>> For Grown-up Parties & Various Events <<<
please call me for a freindly chat as every event is different

A typical party booking is up to 5 hrs, including the full disco kit and your tailored playlist

Travel beyond 25miles is costed with you by arrangement depending where you are?

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+ Party rate for longer occassions +

If you would like me to come earlier in the day to play music during drinks or dinner
or to entertain the kids early or to party till dawn etc
then I ask for a little bit more for my extra energies

For weddings etc I
arrive in time to play music during the ceremony & afternoon drinks & dinner etc
I can play lovely music on my 30s gramophone and my classic 80's boombox to suit the event

I get to know your guests prior to the evening ahead which is a key to success.

If there are children I entertain them too etc

Please call to discuss your ideas and desires to suit your budget

07940 570 548

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< < < International & Festival bookings to be priced in accordance with
my professional musicians tariff, please email
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[under 18's]


I am not currently taking kids party bookings in my own llfe juggles at present.




"The V&A Museum of Childhood DJ Jan 2020"

This is not just another standard mobile disco. It's a full on fun dance party
I am much more than just a DJ, I am also a host and an entertainer
You pick your favourite hits, so you are guaranteed 'Good Times'

Please allow an hour to set up [for parking & access & hiccups]
and allow up to an hour to take down and exit too.
= 4 hour hall booking required

For solo Childrens Private Parties I charge
£250 for a 2hr daytime event



30th Wedding Anniversary on a boat cruise evening 2019








The short story of how I became a tip top party DJ

I work as a professional musician, composer, sound artist internationsally.
I do concerts, art exhibitions, soundtracks and make lots of albums
Quite serious or entertaining, always positive.
and won awards for my work with music and sound.


British Composer of the Year in Sonic Arts - awards speech

For my solo concerts and albums I use vinyl and record players in my music and
exhibitions quite a bit... So people used to say - 'Oh you are a DJ...'
... and I had to politely explain that I don't simply play other peoples
records in my work. I make my own!

Until Now

... What happened? ...

I grabbed a box of charity records at a music festival stall and persuaded the
stragglers to dance & buy the records. I always wanted to make people dance.
DJ Dedication was born. Then my young children needed the very best dancing
music for the start of their lives, so I became Mr Manic children's entertainer -
and then a tip top adults party DJ till dawn

and the rest is history!

Parties for all ages to PUT THE BEAT IN YOUR FEET


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........Local Hall Hire info........

Walton, Weybridge & Hersham

NEW 2016 The lovely Harmony Centre at Ashley School here
Elmbridge - various public venues - nice - info here
Cricket club: Lisa Bainbridge lbaino73@hotmail.co.uk 01932 254760
St James Parish Hall, Weybridge : 01932 856399
St Andrews Church Hall, Hersham Rd, Walton 07981 956505
St Mary's Church Hall, Oatlands : 01932 226740
St Peter's Church Hall, Hersham :01932 227152 Carol hallbookings@stpetershersham.com
Hersham W.I. hall near Piglets : shirley tel 01932221217|
Christ, Prince of Peace, Weybridge :01932 842643
Weybridge Hall : 01932 260305
Burview Hall, Queens Road, Weybridge : 01372 474569
Vandals Rugby Club hall hire : 01932 227659
Weybridge Methodist Church Hall, Queens Avenue, Weybridge : 01932 342093

Esher, Claygate & Cobham

my personal favourite around here is West End Village Hall near Garsons - book online here
Downside Village Hall : 01932 865414
Cobham Village Hall : 01932 867870
Claygate Youth Centre, Elm Road : 01372 463424
Holy Trinity,Church Road, Claygate : 01372 463603
Church of the Holy Name, Arbrook Lane : 01372 462451
Allsaints Church Weston, Chestnut Ave, Esher :020 8224 6934 allsaintschurchweston.org.uk
United Reform Church Hall, Queens Road, Weybridge : 01932 848638


Mole Hall : 01932 260305
Vine Hall, East Molesey : 01932 260305
St Barnabas Church Hall : 020 8979 1176

Shepperton, Halliford & Sunbury

Greeno Centre, Shepperton : 01784 451499
Shepperton Village Hall : 01784 451499
Bishop Duppas Pavillion, Shepperton : 01784 451499
Halliford Community Centre ; Ruby 01932 785761
Cedars Pavillion, Sunbury : 01784 451499
Charlton Village Hall : 01784 451499
St Marys' Church, Sunbury : 01932 785448
Sunbury Methodist Church : 01932 788259




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