The Disco Effect

Spreading a little glitter for good causes

After a really busy summer I’ve had a quieter few weeks putting together a new project.

I’ve regularly lent my skills to support charitable causes, usually by having a bit of fun playing the mobile DJ for the evening. Whilst that’s fulfilling, I’ve long wanted to take my love of house music and channel that passion to raise funds for causes close my heart. The Disco Effect is my first proper go at doing so.

The Disco Effect is the brand that I’ve created to promote events that focus on raising funds for local charities. Inspired by the Glitterbox sound, I’m betting that blend of soulful house and nu-disco will have the effect (see what I did there?) of giving everyone a great night and lead to a healthy amount raised. To raise funds the model is we’ll have either tickets or an honesty box on the door, plus things on the night such as prize raffles or similar.

Our maiden voyage at the Gusto Lounge in Southampton

For our first event I’ve teamed up with long time friend, mentor and Southampton DJ legend Kevin Muldoon and an amazing team of people at the Gusto Lounge in Southampton to raise funds for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Both Kevin and I lost much loved immediate family to cancer earlier this year and have particular cause to be thankful for the wonderful work they do.

Thanks to the generosity of the Gusto Lounge we don’t need to charge a fixed ticket price so a donation of some kind on the door will gain you entry. We’re also running a raffle on the night and it’s at this point I must give special thanks to Glitterbox and Defected Records who have generously donated some fabulous prizes to give away. Having written to them in hope rather than expectation I was absolutely stunned at the enthusiastic support and help they offered. They really are wonderful people.

So, if you’re somewhere near Southampton (or could be) on November 9th from 7:30pm do come on down and join us. The Gusto Lounge is walking distance from Southampton Central Station and there’s parking and taxis in good supply nearby so it couldn’t be easier travel-wise.

If all goes well even if you can’t make this one there’ll be another one for you to come to next year 😀

Published by Martin

Geek, DJ, runner, family man.