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Holy Scratchimony is a Manchester based collective offering DJ services. As part of WhatAboutThe LTD, this team delivers creative excellence to each happy couple celebrating their wedding. Since 2002, their DJs have sonically set the scene for many diverse weddings, events and brands, including Artist Residence Hotels, Dazed Magazine, Northern Monk and Factory International. They've also shared the stage with Alchemist, Carl Barât, Chase & Status, Dead Prez, Hot Chip, Metronomy and much more.

Services Offered

Holy Scratchimony brings those festival and club feels to weddings across the UK. Prior to your wedding, they’ll meet you to consult on genres / styles that tick all the right boxes. When your wedding day arrives, they'll have liaised with your venue, ensuring you can stay in the moment and focus on savouring the experience. They do this with love and care; not just for the music, but for you, your guests and your big day.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Dance music
Entertainment
Audiovisuals
DJ
Other (Equipment Hire, Graphic Design)

What is included in the wedding package?

Our packages vary depending on the level of equipment / time / logistics / assets required. However, all bookings include a consultation, 5hr DJ set, £1m General Liability cover and media

How far in advance should I contact you?

We prefer a six month lead on bookings. However; as a collective of friendly and accommodating, established and budding DJs / creatives, we are used to last minute bookings / stand-ins - so reach out!

What style of music do you offer?

Salsa
Lounge
Disco
Jazz
Rock
Ethnic
Folk
Other (Sorry but there's some very limited genre choices on here, Hitched! ;) We meet up with couples for a beer or a brew, and work out a sonic soundtrack that captures their values and what they're about)

Type of musical group:

DJ

Size of group:

Large (7 or more musicians)

Repertoire:

Everyone is different, as is every event. We're not your typical "wedding DJs" - we passionately curate and craft sets to compliment YOUR discerning music taste

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

Our outlook is; if we've got it and it's going to work - let's have it. Hopefully though, we won't need to. A large number of couples who approach us, do so after seeing us playing "regular" sets out

What's your experience?

Weddings aside, we have set the scene for Artist Residence Hotels, Dazed Magazine, Manchester International Festival, Northern Monk, Peddler, Secret Cinema – as well as sharing stages with our heroes

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, we're based in Manchester, so we largely operate in the North of England. However, we're no stranger to travel and love playing in new locations - so get in touch!

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, £0.50 per mile (from Manchester, incl. return)

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

Yes

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

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

Our bookings are based on a 5 hour set

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

We meet up with couples - way in advance, at a time and location that suits them - ahead of their wedding to discuss everything. Everything else, including liaising with your venue, will be ready

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

POA

What are the forms of payment?

We take a 20% non-refundable deposit to secure bookings. After that, couples can stagger their outstanding balance however they like, provided the full amount is paid 24 hours before the event
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Reviews for Holy Scratchimony

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Charlotte H. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Insanely amazing wedding DJs with a real personal touch!

Tom was truly the greatest DJ we could have asked for.
We met for a coffee a few weeks before the wedding to get to know each other and talk tunes - the kind of vibes we’d love, anything we’d hate, the guilty pleasures to sneak in etc!
This was such a lovely touch I wish all our wedding suppliers did! I felt so at ease about our wedding DJ leading up to the wedding after meeting Tom, I knew we were in safe hands.
We talked to Tom about our first dance and how we both felt a bit awkward about it, he shortened it for us and mixed into a second tune so we only had to be on our own for the first min and a half before it blended into another tune that everyone else could join in dancing to. Tom sent us a few options for this before the wedding that we could pick, again such a nice and personal tunes…
On the day Tom knew exactly how to cater to the guests at the wedding… pulling out the bangers when everyone was dancing and chilling a little when people were grabbing a drink/eating etc!
I told Tom I’d love a mix of hacienda vibes, with indie bangers, hip hop/rnb classics and a bit of emo/pop punk. He catered to our tastes EXACTLY. All our guests commented how insane the set was! I suspect Tom and the guys will be in high demand!
To top it all off Tom has sent us an MP3 file of our entire set that’s helping us relive the night and get us through the wedding blues. Absolutely class DJ, a top class set and most importantly such a sound guy.
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Carly Sent on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best around!

Holy Scratchimony were an absolute dream to work with whilst in the throes of wedding planning! Tom is friendly and approachable and (luckily) no song request is too bonkers! We really didn't want 'traditional' wedding songs so it was great fun to discuss a more personalised set list which would cover any and all genres! On the day, Holy Scratchimony matched the high wedding energy, and guests are still talking about some of those mixes! Recieving the full set list after is such an added bonus- we just need an excuse for a house party now! Many thanks for all your hard work and advice along the way! Carly & Tom
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Bethany B. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!!!!!

Tom did a fantastic job DJing our wedding, we could not be more pleased with the outcome. He was super friendly and approachable and he did a great job taking what we wanted into consideration. He also sent us the final mix to keep forever!
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Nick H. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Really 'got' us

We were pretty worried about getting a 'generic' wedding DJ but holy scratchimony completely exceeded our expectations. Tom's set was perfect for our wedding and really bought people onto the floor. We had numerous friends say it perfectly matched us which made it really special. The effort put into the playlist was obvious to see. From start to finish Tom was awesome to communicate with and even traveled to meet us in person. Thank you for such a good time!
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Vilma J. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing mixing, varied styles of music, unique playlist.

We were really happy with the music at our wedding. A lot of our guests said it was the best wedding music they have ever heard. Tom has created a really great atmosphere, was super professional, didn’t mind people asking for requests, staying patient and smiley with people who had maybe a few too many. Would highly recommend for those who are looking for s more unique/personalised approach to their wedding playlist.
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Anthony P. Sent on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Night

We booked Holy Scratchimony for our wedding and they did not disappoint. Great set up and was it really made the night having someone who took some time to ask us about any songs we wanted then played a full set around these. Had people dancing from start to finish.
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Daniella H. Sent on 22/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish

We had the pleasure of having Tom with us on our wedding day as our DJ for the evening reception. When we were looking for DJs we both wanted someone who could actually work decks and not just stick a premade Spotify playlist on. Tom is sooo experienced with decks and mixing and I'm pretty sure he knows every genre inside and out, which made planning ideas for our set really easy. Emails were always so friendly and quick and we chatted really informally. Tom met us at a location and date/time to suit us and was really flexible with our schedules and he was the only supplier we actually met in person before the day which was so special for me personally as it relieved any anxiety I had on the day from the DJ point of view, already feeling like we'd bonded and got friendly beforehand. I was worried about making silly suggestions for songs but he was so pumped about all our ideas and he put it all together so well. Cha Cha Cha will never be the same now I've heard Tom's remix! Absolutely epic night, a proper DJ set like we created our own personal show and we even got sent the whole set a few days later so we can listen over and over. Top guy, so down to earth and he's genuinely excited to be part of your big day. I mean nothing says dedicated like staying doing our set til 1am before his morning flight to France the next day! Just amazing. Thanks so much!!! Love and light 🫶
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