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Jane & Brian’s Diamond Anniversary, Entrobus House (Retro Grooves)

Just to let you know we really enjoyed your content and your participation last Saturday. We appreciated it. Thank you, it was a really good evening.

Katy & Chris’s Wedding Reception, Minstead Lodge

John was the DJ at our wedding and did a brilliant job. With only a small amount of information from us he prepared a set list that both kept the party going but also suited our taste. Both the entrance and the ending idea he so kindly suggested worked so well. I got so emotional at the end of the night and not only was it a favorite moment for me on the day but also my parents and closest friends, so thank you so much for that. John was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish.

Debbie & Colin’s Wedding Reception, Marchwood Yacht Club

Thank you John for making our night an absolutely amazing night! Both Colin & I danced so much our knees hurt for the next 3 days!!! Music was on top form all evening and our guests loved it. Thank you once again.

Kev’s 30th birthday, Romsey British Legion (Retro Grooves)

Hi John, Thank you again for your DJ services on Saturday it was exactly what I was looking for and everyone said what a great time they had. So many people commented on the music both during the night and the following days. I’m sure we will meet again in the future at other events now I know who you are.

Chloe & Jake’s Wedding Reception, The Clock Barn

A huge thank you to John for attending our wedding on Saturday, we were lucky enough to have such a chilled, smiley DJ who was open to hear the kind of music we like. We had a lot of different ages attend our wedding and therefore John had the task of pleasing everyone which I’m sure is tough but he made it look so easy. The lighting looked incredible and really turned the evening into a party! Thank you so much for everything in the build up to our wedding and on the day – it was great having you there!
All the best, John!
Chloe & Jake

Car Fest 2018 (Retro Grooves)

Thank you very much for being part of CarFest South 2018. The pictures are fab and I received many positive comments about your set – the atmosphere was great!
Izzy McGough, Brand Events

Teresa & Andrew’s Birthdays, at home in Andover (Retro Grooves)

Thank you SO much for being such a star on Thursday and Saturday. You did so much to make both evenings such a success. I loved the way that you got the music going before each event had officially started – it got us all in the party mood in such a lovely way. Your choice of songs was spot on for both occasions, and I got wonderful feedback from our guests. You sensed the mood of each evening so well – always keeping the momentum of the party going well in such a lovely easy going way. You were so totally professional from the moment you arrived – it made the events so relaxing for me, knowing we were in good hands. Thank you so much for playing such an important role in two such happy events!

Sally’s Birthday, Royal Lymington Yacht Club (Retro Grooves)

Thank so very much for realising my dreams of a disco party for my birthday, we all loved the vinyl sound, the choice of music worked amazingly well, you kept the flow going so skilfully AND played all our favourite dance hits, especially mine! I couldn’t believe how many of our guests (including all three generations of my family, some of whom should know better…….they know who they are!) danced so much for so long, it was a roaring success. We have had so many compliments and I hope you will get some well deserved bookings. Once again thank you, I can’t recommend you highly enough. Best wishes, Sally

Liz & Simon’s 25th Wedding Anniversary, Woodlands Lodge Hotel

Thank you so much for all your hard work on Saturday. We were a bit overwhelmed by the whole day – but the music was perfect & we enjoyed our dances – as did our other guests judging by the complimentary comments I have had about the music. I only wish the hotel had allowed the music to go on later!

Debra & Keith’s Wedding Reception, Master Builders Hotel

Thank you so much for yesterday evening.  We had a great time and many of our guests have commented on how good the music was.  All our feet are aching today, but worth it for the fun had by everyone.  We would happily recommend you to our friends.

Sara & David’s Wedding Reception, Bartley Lodge Hotel

Thank you so much John for a brilliant night of music/dancing at our wedding! You made us feel very at ease when we met you before the wedding, so we felt comfortable on the big day, and we were right to trust that you would do a great job. Thank you for listening to our (and our guests’) requests. We had a great evening and so did our friends and family. I would very happily recommend you! Sara x

Joanne’s 40th Birthday, Fawley British Legion

When I was planning my 40th birthday party, I sought advice from the local community on the local facebook pages. John’s name was given as well as another recommended DJ. I contacted both, and, despite the other guy being much cheaper, I immediately warmed to John through his messages and had no hesitation whatsoever in booking him. He offered the benefit of his vast experience in terms of venue hire and supported my choice.
During the course of my party preparation, John was on hand to offer advice and suggestions about planning my play list. I asked guests to nominate a song and John was more than happy to play them through the evening. He was also happy and able to play requests on the night itself.
Not all of my guests booked their requests in advance but John mentioned them all by name. My future brother-in-law, Aidy, is in a band (The British IBM). He requested one of his own songs which John played, despite it’s relative obscurity, and still had guests dancing.
We lost my Dad almost 2 years ago, and I asked John to play the songs Dad requested for my wedding reception 6 years ago. His reply was that, while he was happy to do so, would my Mum be ok with that? I was so touched by his thoughts and concern, but Mum said she’d love it. Dad’s requests were played early in the evening, with John respectfully telling the guests that we were going to remember my Dad with those choices. It meant so much to me that it was those songs that kick-started the dancing.
All of my guests and I had a fabulous time, and that is hugely thanks to John. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble and I would have absolutely no hesitation in booking him again. I even had an email the day after telling me how much John had enjoyed the evening, and how I have some lovely friends and family. I so do, and thanks to the services of John, I was able to thank them with a really brilliant night.

And comments I received from Joanne’s guests:
“I thought he was really good and catered well for the audience he had. Even saw us sat down doing the Macarana moves, so put it on for us xxx
“I thought he was great at playing the music that people had requested on their invitation replies. He had a nice mix of new and old music which suited all ages. He was great!”
“Thought he was good played some really good music xx”
“We had a lovely time – I haven’t danced that much for ages, and even my husband got up and danced.”
“Thought the DJ was great. I would book him if I needed a DJ. He played really good music!”
I liked that he could do mash ups for me as I kept on thinking of songs that went with the beat like never gonna give you up into respectable Mel and Kim. He was brilliant!”
“The music was great and always played a mix of uptempo music – I enjoy the 70’s music and as guests were up dancing is an indication he pleased all ages! X thanks again Jo had a lovely evening!! X”
Great night! Music was good and it always got people up and dancing! Thank you again for inviting us!!! X”
“He was really good Jo. Played a good mix of music and is friendly and approachable. Saw more people dancing than at some parties I’ve been to! Thanks again for inviting us, had a really good time xx”
“Had a great evening. Really good mix of music – something for all & he welcomed requests on the night. Enjoyed your party from start to finish – thank you for inviting us xxx

New Forest Runners Awards Evening, Elmer’s Court Hotel

Thank you for Friday night – “the best disco” is just one of the comments I have received.

Charlotte & Owen’s Wedding, Lee-on-Solent Golf Club

I was searching the internet to find a suitable dj for my wedding which took place on Dec 3rd 2016. After stumbling across a website, I placed my details in and got many offers back for my requests. I chose Mr John Towers because his first email stood out from the rest. Everything I requested, John said he would provide no problem, and at a really great price. I had a phonecall with John to discuss all my requests, which went well, and John even suggested some of his own ideas due to his large amount of experience, which was most welcoming. John kept in touch via email right up until the big day, and when I arrived at my wedding reception venue, John was already setting up as planned prior to the start. His equipment was state of the art, and very attractive on the eye, and everything was set up and ready to go in good time. John was very friendly and made sure that we knew if there was anything he could do that he would do it no problem. During the evening disco, John played all the music we requested, and made all announcements as and when we asked for them. I would just like to say that John is a credit to himself and his occupation, he was fantastic throughout and we cannot thank him enough for making our day so very very special. The dance floor was filled the whole night and both families were complimenting his great work. I would fully recommend John to anyone wishing to let your guests have a night to remember! Thanks John 10/10

Ellen & Mike’s Wedding, Skylark Golf Club, Whitely

Just wanted to say thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding last weekend it was fab. And we have had so many good comments on the music that was played so thank you so much for this.

Angela & Phil’s Wedding, Montague Hotel, Beaulieu

We really enjoyed our day, everyone had a fantastic time; your DJ’ing really rounded everything off. And thank you for setting up the room before we arrived.


Barbara’s 60th Birthday, Fleming Park Bowling Club

If you want a party to go with a swing, book John. I have had the pleasure of attending two weddings and two parties where John has provided the disco. He has the unique ability to read his audience and get that floor packed. He is so helpful. At my recent birthday party he was faced with a list of requested tracks that provided him with almost 22hours of music- he did his best to select ones to get the toes tapping and bodies strutting their stuff. He even ‘conspired’ to play a backing track so that my sons were able to perform a surprise cabaret for the party. I have no hesitation in booking NFDJS for any party, wedding or get together. John’s the Man!

Lucy & Anthony’s Wedding Reception, Hythe Parish Hall

We hired John to be the DJ for our wedding in July 2016. We cannot recommend John enough as he provided such a professional service that really centered around our special day. From choosing the music, to taking requests on the day, John was always happy to help; always offering a reliable, friendly service the music was fantastic and helped to make to day so incredible.

Lorraine & Gary’s Anniversary Party, Hythe Parish Hall

John did our Anniversary party on the 12th of August, 2016, It was amazing he gave us a chance to choose our music but also adding in some that he knew would be floor fillers. The mix and flow of music was excellent and we would thoroughly recommend John for anyone. He is superb at any type of function and has music to match all eras.
Lorraine And Gary Adams.

Lisa & Jason’s Wedding Vow Party, Forest Lodge Hotel

Utterly Awesome! You made the evening very special, we can’t thank you enough
Jas & Lisa x

Claire & Steve’s After Wedding Party, Romsey Town Hall

We just wanted to thank you again for last Saturday night; it was brilliant and just what we wanted.  I’ve had many comments about how good the music was and also how people appreciated the volume being just right as they were able to talk to each other.  One day we may be able to return to your music quizzes, fingers crossed!

Tessa’s 60th Birthday Celebrations, Exbury Club

Thanks again for our evening entertainment. Mum and dad were both really pleased with the choices of music – I think that showed through by Dads dancing. I have to say that he very very rarely gets up to dance as he’s had a lot of back problems, but he obviously felt very comfortable and loved the music! It was a shame that we didn’t have a bit longer but everyone that I have spoken to said that they really enjoyed themselves so, even though we could have danced for longer, I’d say it was still a big success! Thanks for all your work. Megan, Tessa, Paul and all family and friends!

Neil’s 50th Birthday Celebrations, Dibden Golf Club

Do not hesitate to book John to help you celebrate. From the moment of booking until the end of the evening and beyond, he was friendly, reliable, professional and considerate of every request. He gave a great night of entertainment for a wide range of ages at my husbands 50th party and his efficient service was much appreciated. John’s sound and light systems are great and they create a brilliant atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.

Sarah & Ben’s Wedding, The Clock Barn

As a drummer in the 10 piece soul band, Madison Heights, there are not many DJ’s I would trust to provide the entertainment for my daughters wedding. John is the exception. Not only is he extremely professional in every way but he also provided the music for the whole evening that kept the dance floor full and the party going right to the last number. If I was asked to recommend a DJ for a function John would be at the very top of the list.


Keith’s 60th Birthday Celebrations, The Woodfalls Inn

Thank you so much for your efforts & generosity on Saturday night. Everybody I have spoken to had a wonderful time & enjoyed the music. You managed to achieve a good balance throughout even from my playlists. Loved your light show as well.
I know from my experiences of being a mobile DJ how much work goes into a successful gig. Very professional & you make it look so easy!

Charity Halloween Party, Totton & Ealing Cricket Club

Just want to thank you so very much for doing the disco for us last night, really enjoyed the music you played and appreciate you giving up your time. Nice to meet you. Once again thank you!

Suzanne & Chris’s Wedding, Moorhill House Hotel, Burley

We were very impressed by John’s service. The meetings before hand were useful, allowing us to get to know each other and working out what type of music we wanted.  On the night he arrived in plenty of time set up everything quickly and efficiently, being ready at least 20 minutes before our evening guests arrived.  The lights he included in the price created a fun atmosphere and he was flexible when we changed our second dance at the last minute!  The dance floor was never empty so we were able to relax and see our guests while he played the music we all wanted.  Excellent service and all for a very reasonable price too! Thank you.


Jax & Robbie’s Wedding, Tournerbury Estate, Hayling Island

From the start of the process to the actual wedding, John showed a level of commitment and dedication to our wedding that is rarely seen these days.
John was very accommodating to our requests and was able to help us plan the event of our dreams. From the initial meeting we had, John listened to what we wanted, and he helped us shape and enhance the wedding reception with ideas and suggestions, as well as taking on board everything we wanted.
Our wedding was a family friendly event, and John helped to encourage the children with ideas of how to get them involved. The wedding was an all age event, and John took that in his stride, and provided us with a fantastic set of music from all eras, and from all ranges, which encouraged everyone at the wedding to get up and groove on.
John was also very keen to ensure that our day was exactly that – our day. By checking on us regularly during the build up to the wedding, and also throughout on the day, John showed a high level of dedication and care that we did not necessarily expect, including checking on the bride that she was happy, and also from arranging the way we left. John was also very approachable and interacted with our guests in such a kind and friendly manner that you’d forget that John was actually your DJ and not just invited. We trusted John to sort out the entertainment for the reception and he delivered all that we expected and so much more.
In summary, if you want someone that will listen to what you want, and then deliver it to a high quality standard and then exceed any expectations you ever had, then John is the person for your event. It was an absolute pleasure to meet John and we would not hesitate to contact him again to run an event for us.

Alison’s 50th Birthday, Old Mill, Holbury

We really enjoyed the evening and you did exactly the right mix of music. It certainly worked as so many were happy to get up and dance. Thanks again.

Nikki’s 40th Birthday, Cams Hall Golf Club

What a great night we had!  I had always wanted a 1970’s themed party and what better reason than my 40th birthday?! John, seemed to know exactly what I was after. From the minute I walked into the venue and saw John dressed up head to toe in his disco gear, including full afro wig, I knew it would be a great night! All the hits of the 70’s were played from disco to glam rock. John even managed to include a couple of more recent tracks that had a 70’s vibe and were a favourite of mine. And he very thoughtfully played the song that was number 1 on the day I was born, at a perfect stage of the evening. John was willing to take requests, which were played pretty much straight away and the fact that everything was played on vinyl, made the evening so authentic. I would have no hesitation in recommending Retro Grooves to anyone. Great service and completely made the disco theme (so much so, a friend wanted to do it all again the following night!).

Rose’s Surprise 60th Birthday, Exbury Club

A big thank you (and recommendation) for John at New Forest DJ Services. He has once again been a great DJ for a family celebration. He was hired for our daughters 16th previously and then my mother-in-laws 60th – 2 different ‘target audiences’ and yet each event was perfect (and personalized to each birthday girl) and enjoyed by everyone attending! – oh, and his new set of lights are amazing!

Natalie & Russ’s Wedding, Rhinefield House, Brockenhurst

John DJ’d at our wedding at Rhinefield House in the New Forest on Saturday 7th June 2014. From the first time we got in contact with John he was easy to communicate with and accommodating to what we wanted as well as providing some really useful suggestions such as for songs and lighting. John also communicated separately with the hotel to provide all the necessary licenses etc, keeping this burden away from us. John was very professional, as well as a friendly and fun DJ. He took our list of songs we wanted played and judged the dancing and the crowd well to know what music was good to play when. All in all myself and my husband had a fantastic evening and a lot of this was down to John’s excellent DJ skills. All guests also echo’d how much fun they had dancing the evening away. We would definitely recommend John to DJ at any of our friends or families weddings in the future.

Belinda & Martin, Elm Tree Public House, Ringwood

Would have no hesitation in recommending John to DJ any party or wedding celebration – what a thoroughly nice guy and consummate professional. For a variety reasons ours was very nearly ‘the party that didn’t happen’ – not least because we were let down at short notice by the DJ we’d previously booked.  Fortune favoured us – and John proved our saviour, delivering a great mix of music spanning three decades, and keeping everybody more than happy, entertained and on the dance floor. The lighting and volume were absolutely spot on for the size of venue and we had loads of compliments on the playlist. The evening was enormous fun and we will definitely use him again.

Matt & Hannah, Marquee, Lymington

We booked John after attending another wedding where he played (brilliantly also!). From the moment we spoke to him at the pre wedding meeting we knew that the entertainment was in safe hands! He had every track we could have asked for (including the Baywatch theme tune one friend requested!) and made sure the party lasted all night! He also used his experience to advise us of what he felt got people dancing and how to say a proper goodbye at the end as well as trying to understand what we liked as a couple. A lovely touch was he remembered and informed our guests as to why our first dance was so special to us – which we were both truly touched by. We could not have asked for a nicer man to create such a wonderful party atmosphere at our wedding and would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Thank you again for what was a fantastic night!

Joy, Fareham Village Hall

Dear John. How can l possibly thank you enough? My aunt’s birthday party in Fareham on Saturday, 25th June was absolutely amazing. We all had so much fun, and everything went so smoothly. I know that this was as a direct result of how well you ‘managed’ the evening’s entertainment! You were fantastic!! Right from day one, you have been tremendous in terms of quick response time. The thought and effort that you put into selecting the music was very much appreciated, and many of the guests told me how much they enjoyed your personality as well as dancing to the great variety of music. I’ve never seen such a wide age-range doing the Macarena!!! If I ever have the chance to do another party in the UK, I will definitely be calling you! And if you ever need a reference, please don’t hesitate to put someone in touch with me. Again, thanks for everything. Very best wishes, Joy Kruger

James and Annette, Bartley Lodge

Hi John, we just wanted to say a big thank you to you for Djing at our wedding. We had a wonderful day and evening, and the music you played was spot on. It was lovely for us to see so many people up dancing and having fun.  It was fantastic!

Ali & Thom, Exbury Club

Hi John, I appreciate this is now a long time after you sent this but I wanted to thank you for your kind words and best wishes, as well as your services on the day. You may have guessed that the music and dance aspect of our wedding was extremely important to us both, and you more than delivered! I don’t know if you remember but I had an awful DJ attend my 21st, who provided a very bad service. So much so that now, 4 years on, I’m still very suspicious of DJs. I was bracing myself for disappointment at the wedding. That is, until we met you. You made the evening for me, and I’d go so far as to say you dispelled the damage done by previous DJs. If only I’d met you sooner! Needless to say we will recommend you to all who are in need of your services, and will definitely be using you again in the future.

Anita & Dan, Havant Rugby Club

You helped to make the day as wonderful as it was, we were really pleased you played so many songs from our play list, our guests we really impressed with how you tied all the music in and kept the dance floor full all night. Thank you so much for being our Dj, we will definitely recommend you.

DSC_0028Debs & Kelly, Exbury Club

Hi John, thank you so much for dj ing at the party! It was a fantastic night aided greatly by brilliant music. Everyone we have spoken to since Saturday have mentioned how the atmosphere was buzzing as everyone was up dancing to great music – thank you for helping us put on our first party combining both our extended families and friends. We will keep you in mind for any future parties! Best wishes and thanks again.

Pete, Fountain Court Hotel, Hythe

Hi John, thanks loads for providing a great DJ service at my birthday. I had no idea Maggie May was no.1 when I was born. Could have done a lot worse!  The opinion was that you did a top job, many thanks. I really liked the set list from the 70s (from what I can remember!) and we all had a great night. Would definitely book you again when necessary. If you’re having a 70s themed party, then John’s the man!

Claire & Dominic, Balmer Lawn

We were very impressed with the level of service and professionalism as well as the DJ ing at our wedding reception.  You played the right mix of tunes for our guests and created an excellent atmosphere for dancing!!!  We had comments from a number of guests who really enjoyed the music and we would not hesitate to recommend you in the future.

Hilary & Richard, Exbury Club

Having phoned a couple of DJ’s for our wedding reception it was refreshing to speak with someone who was interested to hear what sort of music we liked and disliked and actually suggested that we could make a list! John proved to be the best DJ we have experienced for a very long time which was evidenced by the number of people on the dance floor! We would not hesitate to recommend him.

Emma & Nick, Rhinefield House

John was an excellent DJ for our wedding, he managed to keep the party going well into the night and had a great variety of tunes.  Lots of our guests were very complimentary and asked about hiring John for their future events.  Thanks John for a great night.

Alaya & Stewart, Botleigh Grange

I used John for DJ services at my 30th Birthday and our wedding.  He was always on time and tailored the music to what we wanted on the night.  His cost is reasonable and I would recommend him to friends and colleagues.

Nikki & Darren, Balmer Lawn

John did our disco for our wedding at the Balmer Lawn Hotel and we couldn’t of been happier. with everything that was going on he made sure it was one less thing to worry about. We was able to supply a list of songs before hand that john made sure was played, even down to the most cheesiest and most obscure going!! We had a great mix of songs from 60’s thru to modern day and even a swing section in the first half hour!! and he was happy for us to supply our own cd for our first dance. Would definitely use him again.

Donna & Ben, Dibden Gold Club

We were delighted with John’s disco services for our wedding. Unlike many DJ’s who play what they want, John did not. We met with John before the wedding and he listened to what we wanted and we submitted a list of songs that we definitely wanted playing. He was prepared to listen and offer advice where needed. He even mixed the tracks for our very memorable first dance that he let us have a copy of in advance to practice our moves!! A friendly approachable DJ who did a great job on the night! Thank you.

Louise & Stuart, Balmer Lawn

We just wanted to say thanks ever so much for doing such a great job at our evening disco.  We were pleased to see that the dance floor wasn’t empty once during the evening!  Luckily most of our guests appreciated the 80’s cheesy tunes we’d chosen for our playlist! You were recognised by one of the guests – the Wig Wam Bam girl! – as a quizmaster at one of her locals. Thanks again for all your hard work, we will quite happily recommend you to anyone who needs the services of a DJ in the future.

Megan’s 16th Birthday, Hythe Parish Hall

If anyone is looking for a DJ I would definitely recommend John. We hired him for our daughters 16th party last night and he was brilliant. Will are hiring him again this September for my aunt’s surprise 60th birthday celebrations.


New Forest DJ Services is a professional mobile dj & disco company specialising in Weddings, Parties & Events. Catering for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Public Events, Theme nights and also providing Retro Vinyl Sound & Light shows. Please contact me here to find out availability, to receive a quote or to arrange an informal meeting at a venue of your choice.
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