Ric Groves Entertainment
DJ & Presenter
From humble beginnings with a home-made disco as a young teenager, to playing Manumission in front of 10,000 people. From being the kid who read the weather after the chart show on a Sunday afternoon, to winning a Radio Academy award.
My skills have been fine-tuned through many years with a unique repertoire of mixes, music elements and playlists for all occasions. With influences ranging from House, Rock, Party to Indie and Hip Hop, this is one DJ who isn’t afraid to innovate and try something new.
Through the years I've 'done a bit'.
Book Me For your Event
Unlike many other mobile DJ services, if you book ME for your party. You get ME, I do not employ other DJ's to turn up on my behalf. I cover East Anglia and beyond, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
The moment you make contact with myself, your event will be in safe hands. I will make sure your party runs without a hitch, from the initial contact, the planning, preparation, and of course the big event itself.
Whether it's your wedding reception, birthday party or corporate evening, every event is of equal importance.
Why choose me?
- Highly professional
- 25 plus years experience
- The latest sound & light technology
- Fully insured
- Completely reliable
- A proven track record
- I'll play what you want, not what I like
- When you book me, you get me!
Many options and packages are available and custom built especially for you, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
I have held nightclub residencies for all of my professional DJ career, from mainstream venues through to the cooler side of clubbing.
As with my other work, versatility is what sets me apart from many other DJ’s. I have a passion for house music and relish the opportunity of playing a set dropping the latest thing from labels like; Defected, Subliminal, FFRR, M.O.S and the like.
I am also acutely aware that in order to be a DJ in demand one must also cater to a more mainstream audience on a regular basis in order to get repeat bookings. This is where I am able to hang up any ego and simply play the music that a crowd needs to get a party going. It’s not about playing what I like, it’s about what works in an industry that is becoming increasingly harder.
I do draw the line at Country & Western though, (except maybe a little Dolly Parton obviously).
Much like the other services I offer, diversity is the strength that has enabled me to be a professional broadcaster for over 25 years.
Starting my radio career at a young age, I was the tea boy for my local station and would occasionally be allowed to read travel bulletins or the weather if I was lucky. This all went well until I decided I needed to a little ‘edgy’ to get noticed for my own show. It turns out ‘edgy’ was not a great idea on a middle of the road radio station in the early 80’s. I was right though, it was ‘hot and stick between the sheets that night’, very hot summer that year.
I learnt my lesson from this pretty quickly that if I wanted to have a career in broadcasting, I needed to present shows in manner that are appropriate for the listening audience.
I have presented shows on a variety of different radio stations, each time adapting my style to suit the listener at that time. I have presented overnight, breakfast, daytime, drive time and specialist shows and watched listening figures increase on regular slots. Perhaps one of my proudest moments was collecting a Radio Academy Award in 2002 for a one hour music documentary that I produced & presented.
I am always interested to hear of new opportunities within the radio industry, so please get in touch…
I voice adverts, commercials, DJ Drops, narrations and audiobooks. In fact, anything that has needed a voice over on, the chances are that I have done it. With over 25 years’ experience in the business you know your project is in safe hands.
My aim is to make you look great in the ears of your audience!
Use a quality, experienced Voice Over Artist when recording your:
TV or Radio Commercial
You Tube Video
Advertisement ..... etc
I am happy to sign release agreements and NDA's
Absolutely awesome 80’s disco ( with a little bit of everything that was requested thrown in ) last night for my 40th ! The dance floor was full from start to finish! Cannot recommended enough !!!! X
Kelly Chapman Warner - May 2018
My wife and I wanted to thank Ric for being the DJ at our wedding in August at Blackthorpe Barn. We met Ric at the venue a few months in advance and he was able to answer all our questions and even helped plan the way we wanted it to be. Communication was great in the following months, then on the big day we barely noticed he started setting up and before we knew it everything was ready for our first dance. Having discussed what kind of music we wanted beforehand, there was something for everybody and Ric was more than happy to take guests requests. The night ended with crowd surfing and a mini mosh pit! Never before have I seen an event DJ manage to get such results! We’d thoroughly recommend Ric for any event.
James & Elizabeth Perry - Aug 2017
Ric was absolutely amazing at our wedding we didn't give him any guidance and he was brilliant everyone had an amazing time and he played something for everyone and kept the party going all night. He supplied mics for our speeches and speakers for music during the day. He even help my other half plan a little surprise for me. And to add to it all he is a very lovely guy.
Rachel Gillam - 2017
Ric was a fantastic DJ, not only through the night but also staying in touch before the event and getting an idea of what we wanted playing. He played all of the sings we requested and also any requests our guests had. I would definitely consider using Ric again and recommend him to anyone looking for a pro.
Mrs Johnson - Jan 2017
Ric was an awesome DJ! Had the whole night covered, from some more chilled music while guests arrived through to absolutely rocking tunes which had EVERYONE up and dancing! There were many sore feet this morning! The night wouldn't have been the success that it was without RIC GROVES
Katy Frith - Dec 2016
Just wanted to say a few words of thanks as everything is still fresh in our heads.
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening, we had an amazing time as did our guests and that was down to the atmosphere you created. The music was brilliant and got everyone up on the floor. My biggest worry was that people wouldn’t dance and we would have a flat evening. This definitely didn’t happen as every song had people up dancing, singing and created a really great vibe. Somehow the music just seemed to bond to everyone and get people who had never met hugging and dancing together. You catered for all ages too, Chris’ mum (who is 70) combined with our friends in their 20’s were dancing together.
Thank you also for your organisation, we really appreciate the way you liaised with the Ceilidh band to make sure the change overs were seamless and everything ran smoothly. You were also really organised with emails beforehand, helping us work out lots of finer details. We are both (and my Dad) grateful for the way you set up the day before and were so friendly. It felt like you were a family friend. So, thank you so much – we loved every minute.
Vicky & Chris - 2016
From our first correspondence, I knew we would be getting a first-class service, and I was right. Ric allowed us to personalise our event whilst still being sympathetic to any requests from our very drunk guests. I’ve never seen so many people get up and dance at a wedding and I personally didn’t want to get off the dance floor! Fantastic service all round…Thank you so much.
Amada Jane - Dec 2015