DJ Amy B

1. What was your first DJ event?

My first gig was at a small bar in South London. It was a bar that was known for its dance music and I was given the task to host a indie night so there was a lot of pressure on me but it was a great starter gig and got me the exposure I needed to start my DJ career off.

2. How long have you been a DJ?

8 years.

3. How would you describe your DJ style?

Having done various commercial nights I now mainly focus on the specific genre I started out with which is indie music. I like to really know what I’m playing so decided to just focus on this sort of music solely. I do various larger mainstream gigs but always make sure my indie side comes out on them too.

I have been praised for my risk taking before so I guess this goes with my ‘style’ . I am reasonably shy behind the decks and most likely look super serious…. I need to train my ‘concentration face’ to one of happiness and glee!

4. What nights do you currently DJ at?

I spend the majority of my time focussing on my night called Chick Habit. This is a indie night in Soho every Thursday and as well as DJing I book the live bands and do the promotion for this.  I do a lot of one off gigs for various festivals and pride. Check my FB out for dates.

5. What genres of music do you play?

Indie.. alternative..rock and roll and new noise.

6. What is your all-time favourite track?

My all time favorite song it 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen. Always has been and always will be. Its not necessarily my favourite Queen song but it’s the greatest song ever to be made. Fact!

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Definitely not One Direction.

8. How and why did you become a DJ?

In all honest it was all fluke… a friend asked me if I wanted to DJ for a indie night. I took up the offer because I have always been every passionate about music and DJing was something that I though I could possibly be good at. I am so lucky that I have been able to get further work from this. I am very grateful.

9. What has been your best DJ gig so far?

That’s hard….Brighton Pride 2011, The crowd were so amazing and interactive... I even cried at the end it was that over whelming!  I was lucky enough to DJ in Germany at the start of 2013 too which was incredible… I could go on- ive been so so lucky.

10. When you're not a DJ what events do you like to go to?

I love going to gigs in Camden and other little venues. Live music is so much fun and its a great way to know what sound and music is around and be in on all the new upcoming acts.

Website: www.djamyb.blogspot.com

Twitter: @Amy4519

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