A DJ has a major role in any wedding. Their performance can alter the mood of your guests from the relaxed, romantic vibes created during the day, to more upbeat party vibes for the evening.
Prescott Entertainment is a modern entertainment company passionate about providing a custom service to all their wedding couples. Couples have the opportunity to determine style of music and add additional extras to suit their requirements.
“It’s their day, so I want to do it their way”
I got the opportunity to speak with Ben at Prescott Entertainment, to find out what got him into DJ’ing and why he loves performing at weddings and events.
1. The Person Behind the Decks
My name is Ben Prescott. I am 20 years old and have been a DJ & Entertainer since the age of 13. I would describe myself as friendly, approachable and a bit of a character. I am a confident public speaker and have no issue with being in front of an audience.
In my spare time I enjoy hosting my Saturday evening radio show on Taunton’s 107.8 Tone FM. I certainly like to keep myself busy.
2. What Services Do Prescott Entertainment Offer?
Primarily I offer professional DJ & wedding DJ hire covering the South West of England. Couples can create their own bespoke package by incorporating a range of exciting extras.
Some of the premium extra services they can choose from include: dance floors, wedding signs, magic mirrors and silent discos.
3. What Is Your Most Popular Service?
My primary service is professional DJ hire and my most popular extra service has to be the silent disco hire. Not many DJ’s offer it and not many guests will have experienced it before.
Seeing 200 people sporting a pair of LED headphones singing Queen at the top of their lungs with no music playing is a sight to be seen!
4. What Sets Prescott Entertainment Apart From Other DJ’s?
My young age really does help me stand out from the crowd. I use my young age to my advantage, boasting a much-needed freshness to quite a stale industry. To add to this, my attention to detail really does set me apart.
I like to work with my clients on a personal and down to earth level to ensure their requests and requirements are absolutely adhered to.
Also my array of extra services that can be mixed together to create bespoke packages gives my clients the freedom to create their dream wedding day.
5. How Did You Become a Wedding DJ?
I was brought up in a family that evolved around music. Starting off at small family parties is where I began to learn my craft.
As time went by, I naturally started to play at larger events and at the age of 14 I was approached by a couple to play at their wedding.
Admittedly I was very nervous but to me that was a good thing as it showed how much I wanted to make their wedding day perfect. The wedding went really well and that’s how I got to become a wedding DJ.
I just really enjoy entertaining wedding parties on such an important day of a couples lives.
6. What Is Your Favourite Aspect of the Job?
You absolutely cannot beat the feeling of having a packed dance floor with the whole room smiling and singing along. When I’m in that situation I know I am creating memories that will last forever.
7. What’s Your Biggest Accomplishment Since You Started DJ’ing?
After spending 6 years growing my business and playing at some stunning venues to a variety of audiences, I decided to expand the business with a full rebrand.
In 2020 I rebranded the business from the former name of ‘BP Sounds’ to ‘Prescott Entertainment’. As part of the rebrand I incorporated an array of extra services as well as professional DJ hire. Since the rebrand my business has been busier than ever.
8. What’s Your Most Memorable Wedding That You Have Worked On?
In 2018 I was the Wedding DJ for a Bride and Groom at a private B&B just west of Exeter. It was an absolutely amazing night with a packed dance floor all night.
The B&B had its own outdoor heated swimming pool. My set finished at 2am and I was then approached by the venue owner. They told me to let the party know that the pool was open.
My initial thought was that it was a joke, but they were being serious. Before you know it, the whole wedding party was in the swimming pool at 2am playing water polo.
To add to this no one bothered changing their clothes! The gents were wearing their full wedding suits and the ladies were in their expensive wedding dresses – safe to say they had an amazing night!
It’s great to hear Ben’s passion to provide an outstanding service for his couples. The option to incorporate additional extras, such as the silent disco headphones is super innovative for couples who might be restricted by certain sound levels at their venue.