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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Essential DJ Sounds is a wedding DJ service based in London, England. Owner Tim Phillips has been a professional DJ for over a decade, and he has performed at many premier venues throughout London and Kent. He will liaise with you before the big day to ensure that he delivers an entertainment experience that reflects your unique vision. Essential DJ Sounds is the home of world-class entertainment, and Tim wants to give you and your guests a night you’ll never forget.

Services Offered

Essential DJ Sounds offers a range of packages designed to suit celebrations of all sizes. Package features and options include background music, microphones for your ceremony and speeches, and a selection of dance floors, photo booths, backdrops, lighting solutions, and more. Tim’s vast music library includes hit songs from yesterday and today, and he is happy to take requests on the night. Tim’s equipment is PAT tested, and he carries public liability insurance for your peace of mind.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Dance music

What is included in the wedding package?

Bronze package - suitable for up to 80 guests (£400) Silver package - suitable for up to 120 guests (£470) Gold package - suitable for up to 200 guests (£695)

How far in advance should I contact you?

I can accept flexible bookings and also plan for up to two years in advance

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits

Type of musical group:


Size of group:



Disco, Motown, Dance, Reggae, Hip hop, R&B, House, Garage, Dubstep, Rock, Rock n Roll. 60s - current

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?


What's your experience?

Here are a few venues we have provided entertainment for: London - Deutsche Bank, The Barbican Centre, Westfield Shopping Centre, The Arcola Theatre, The Guildhall, The Connaught, The Meridian Hotel

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?


Is there a charge for travelling?


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


What is the length of time of the act?

A general playing time is five hours. But can play for longer if requested

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

1 hour

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

Dependant on the function

What are the forms of payment?

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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Essential DJ Sounds

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36 reviews
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Gigi D. Sent on 13/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible DJ, would recommend!

From the moment of enquiring with Tim he was super professional and efficient. He was down to earth and approachable. This was my first event let alone organising my wedding and was nervous. He put my mind at ease from the get go! Spoke to the venue to coordinate and extremely proactive and self-sufficient! We can not thank you enough, had everyone dancing constantly and had the most amazing time. We would recommend to anyone looking for a great DJ with no hassle or messing around! Super competitive in price too! Thank you so much from G&C
Dunstan Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Impeccable experience

Perfect choice of songs and the guests were singing along the entire night!
Dominique M. Sent on 29/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful DJ

We hired Tim a bit last minute, and we are so happy that we did. He took all of that part of the planning out of my hands, coordinating directly with the venue, which was unbelievably amazing! He was very responsive, and played an amazing set with exactly the type of music I was looking for. We had an amazing party thanks to Tim, and I would recommend him to anyone!
Elodie V. Sent on 26/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A brilliant experience

Tim was the perfect DJ for our wedding. We contacted him last minute, so he was very responsive and made the time to speak to us as soon as possible. He has a very organised approach and sends you a form for you to fill in, enquiring about your tastes, any specific tracks you want, your guests and the feel of the event. He got in touch with the venue and organised his own set up, which was a tremendous help this close to the wedding. On the day he was punctual and friendly. He followed the track list we'd given him, but also observed the crowd's reactions and adapted. He definitely got all of us on our feet! We're very glad we chose him.

Emma Sent on 16/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent DJ on all fronts

Tim played for our wedding at St Giles House. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough: his DJ set couldn’t have gone better and he was extremely professional and maintained great communication in the lead up and on the day itself.

He was in touch with the venue in the lead up and took all the stress out of the situation.

We provided a basic outline of the music and atmosphere we wanted and he totally nailed it: playing music that appealed to both our friends and older family members. We had so many compliments from wedding guests - everyone had a blast. The atmosphere was electric and he had guests on the dance floor all night. We really appreciate the thought and energy Tim put into our event.

Tim also provided a playlist for us to play during our reception, which totally captured the mood we were after.
Rebecca Sent on 11/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just perfect

Thank you ever so much for being the absolute perfect DJ at our wedding. You nailed the ambience that we were hoping for and the playlist was spot on for us. I only wish we could do it all again!
Penny V. Sent on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic dj and disco

From the outset, Tim was brilliant. He responded quickly to our enquiries and most importantly gave us confidence that he was going to do a brilliant disco for our daughter's wedding. Marvellously, he really did do a fantastic job and had people up and dancing all night, and everyone has a really great time. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you Tim!
Louise Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best DJ ever!!!!

Tim did a fantastic job at our wedding! We gave him a list of genres and what decades of music we preferred and he executed it perfectly! Every song he played was a banger and the dance floor was never empty! I would 100% recommend him and hire him again for future occasions. Thanks again Tim!
Jennifer H. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great DJ for our wedding

I approached Tim fairly last minute so was thrilled that he was available for our date.

Tim was absolutely perfect- with the limited information I gave him he managed to create the perfect environment and the dance floor was full all night. I would not hesitate to recommend Tim to others.

I was initially reluctant to get a DJ as our wedding was relatively small and I wasn't overly fussed about the music. I am so glad I changed my mind!
Jennifer E. Sent on 08/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding DJ

Tim was incredibly professional. Tim stood out from the crowd with regards to DJs for weddings. He took time to hold chats/meetings prior to the wedding to really get an idea of what type of music and atmosphere we were hoping for. His stage and lighting was excellent. He looked very smart on the day. He knew exactly how to read the room and catered for all age groups on the dancefloor. He really did make the wedding extra special. I would highly recommend him. Thank you very much Tim!
Aaron L. Sent on 12/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We couldn't recommend more!

From our first interaction via email until the last song of the evening, Tim was exceptional and helped made our day as special as we hoped.

Whatever we requested or suggested, Tim was able to to accommodate everything, making it all super easy for us.

On the day, Tim was able to read the room based on reaction and play tracks to keep our guests dancing all night - there was never a moment where things calmed down and guests went to their seats.
After the wedding, everyone complimented how fun the evening was, and a large part of that was down to the music Tim played.

We couldn't recommend him more, and will certainly share with friends who are planning a wedding in the future!
Jess Sent on 22/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Not just a wedding DJ! An absolute pro.

Thankyou so much Tim for taking care of the music at our wedding at Dartmouth House. It was absolutely perfect and you had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! Lots of our friends and family have commented on how great the music was and how you managed to cater to all our guests. After my best friend recommended you, we were so pleased we went with you and will be recommending you to all our friends!

James Sent on 22/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great VIBES all night!

Thank you for DJing at our wedding last week Tim. From the word go you had the dance floor packed. It was such a special day for me and Lilly.

Thank you.

Rose Sent on 14/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing night of music and dance

Tim did an amazing job of DJ-ing at our wedding, he read the room and kept the party going all night! He was professional, friendly and we couldn’t have been happier with the service he provided. Thank you Tim - you were brilliant
Cindy P. Sent on 14/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a night! Fantastic DJ!

We loved having Tim DJ at our wedding!!! He managed to create such an incredible vibe, and made sure that we had the best time on the dance floor! He has that amazing ability to read the room and play the music that everyone wanted to hear in that moment. He was also so helpful on the build up to the day too. Thank you so much for making our day a memorable one. Will be recommending you to all friends and family.

Thanks Cindy x
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