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A quick update!

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Sorry it has taken so long to write our second blog, we will try and do better to keep everyone updated.

Firstly, we would like to say happy 2017 to everyone that worked with us in 2016 and to everyone who will be working with us in the upcoming year.

Since our last blog we have had a new member join our team, Vicki. She will mainly be focusing on children’s parties. She is a great addition to our company, coming up with ideas which the rest of us wouldn’t have thought about. We are running a special offer at the moment on kids birthdays to celebrate Vicki joining our team you can get a 2 hour kids party from £80 including all games and prizes T&C Apply. We have been working hard to perfect our dance moves to classic kids dances like Superman, Agadoo, etc.

We have recently had two open mic nights at The Nell Gwynne. The shows where amazing a packed pub with amazing performances from Lucy May Bertram, Nothing In Advance, Billy Gregory, Ben Pryer (ex M.A.D Member) and Paige Robinson also having walk up.It was just a feel good night with everyone singing along.

In November, we got the chance to do some new things, with the company expanding into hayling island doing some dj events and also live band shows. Also another first, which was a great opputunituy for our company, was to DJ local club hampshire boulavard which was a great night seeing 100s of people enjoy our service.

We did a great kids christmas party at the Centurian Pub, Purbrook. It was a beauitful venue with amazing people. The atmosphere was awesome. The kids had a amazing time. We have managed to team up with a fantastic face painter, Katie Butcher. We have managed to put together some great packages to make any childrens party sensational. With many bookings confirmed already at the Centurian, we look forward to working with you again.

We had a busy December DJing at Birthday Parties and kids Parties, we also had a DJ job for New Year’s Eve at The Horse and Jockey near Southampton which we have a few bookings with in the coming months.

As a company we have goals that we would like to meet, from getting new shows to upgrading our equipment. This is to make sure everyone’s experience is better. Before the new year we brought floor monitors to make our performers experience more enjoyable and better sound quality for them. We also upgraded our DJ mixer this allows us to cue more than two tracks at once and we are able to hear what track we are cuing up next with our new headphones, this also gives us better mixes between our songs.

We are already planning big things for 2017!

Please check our social media for the latest news, Events and Specials Offers.

Alex, John, Paul and Vicki

Portsmouth Sound And Entertainment

 

 

Our First Blog Post

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Welcome to the first blog on our new website. On a regular basis, the company will be blogging every moment from new events to informing you how booked events went.

Firstly, I would like to say welcome to the Portsmouth Sound & Entertainment website. We are a small independent local company based in Southsea. We started the company when Alex and I (Paul) were sitting around in Alex’s office and Alex come up with the idea of doing open mic night and DJ events.

Alex and I have been in the music business on and off for the past 9 years doing local gigs in bar to touring arenas with the likes of The Saturdays. We tried to go out on the business alone but we knew we would need a 3rd partner to keep us both focused and who can keep paperwork in check. Knowing Johns strict Naval background, we knew he would be perfect to come and make sure nothing would get out of hand.

We started looking around for venue to try out our equipment for the first time. We had tried a couple of places before we came across The Marina Bar in Eastney. We sat down and had a meeting with them about what we could do and they agreed to host our very first open mic night. We can safely say that the evening was a great success with all the performers getting to play to a good crowd and the venue getting new people through their door and getting great music at the same time.

Whilst planning for The Marina Bar show we knew we had to make a massive statement to show everyone what our company was about. Alex used to run Cosham Fun Day’s so we thought that doing something like that would be a great idea to show everyone what we could do. We thought a good location for the event would be Nelsons Bar at Southsea Leisure Park as it was close to where the company was based and we thought we could attract new people to the bar.

For our first big event, we didn’t want to take any money from it we wanted all proceeds to be split between 2 charities. For this we chose The Tom Prince Cancer Trust and The Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity as we are closely linked with both charities.

All the terms were agreed and we only had 6 weeks to plan the event so we got to work trying to book acts for the evening and stalls and activities for during the day. Personally, it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I thought we would have loads of traders wanting to come down for charity but we did struggle, booking acts was hard too as people already had gigs that evening. When we booked the event, we didn’t know Portsmouth FC would have a home game that day and that the great south run would be on the following day. I believe that might of reduced the attendance a little as there were already two massive events going on in Portsmouth.

Due to prior arrangements, I was unable to attend the day festivities but I got told that he was a success with people enjoying the stalls and activities going on. In the evening, I got there and the evening sadly didn’t go as well as we planned as we started off late due to some teething issues however everyone there enjoyed what we had put on. During the evening, we had sets from BlokeZone, Boltik, Nothing In Advance, Jay Gueverra and the upcoming star in Portsmouth Lilly Garland.

We had an evening raffle with some special prizes that were donated by traders from the day events as well as Krazy Kaves, Nelsons Bar and Restaurant and Portsmouth FC of which I would like to thanks them all for their support for the event.

 

Last week we had a meeting where we discussed where we would like our business to go in the future and events we would like to plan also new equipment we would like to buy to make our company grow and our customers to enjoy their experience with Portsmouth Sound & Entertainment.

I hope you liked reading my blog and hope to see you at one of our events.

 

Paul Cohead

Director of Portsmouth Sound and Entertainment