Oldham, Greater Manchester
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The VIP Mini Disco Package

If you are looking for an awesome experience with a little dance floor lighting after dinner, this package is for you. High-quality sound and effective lighting.
From: £218.40 per event

Age-Friendly Event DJ with quality sound and lighting Including video.

Prices are a reflection of my experience, expertise, equipment quality and reliability - best summed up by Event Planner Sarah Wallis “The value of your DJ lies with ability and results”.
From: £399 per event

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My name is Mike Francis and I have been a Professional DJ for more than 25 years! My career started in the night clubs of Manchester and has since blossomed into a profession that has given me the opportunity to work at numerous high-end venues across the North West. VIP is simply my brand name.

The prestigious Gold Level DJ Mark Award has been the recognition of my efforts through 3 decades and my professional approach to every single party. If I had to sum up my performance in a single phrase that would be “Keep the dancefloor packed”

I use dancefloor classics, build from more downtempo songs early on to hands-in-the-air floorfillers by the end of the night! Above all, I know what works well and I create natural, fun and unforgettable parties!

Many DJs think that their job is to steal the show. Not me. It’s YOUR special night and YOU and your guests are the centre of attention. My approach is 100% “cheese-free” so don’t expect any inappropriate shouting over the mic!

I take great pride in my polished and understated presentation, keeping YOU happy and satisfied! By choosing my services, you can rest assured that there will be no silly props or flashy costumes, no harassing your audience, no “join the dancefloor now” shouts or inappropriate remarks.

My years of experience have taught me to adapt, especially with older crowds, who are more challenging to satisfy. I have great confidence in my music and you can rest assured that all your guests will have a great time!

Large events or small parties - VIP Have LOTS of sound, lighting and venue dressing to suit any budget and create any look.

And if you prefer a reserved and trendy “posh city-club” experience, don’t forget that I’m a highly experienced nightclub DJ too, and I can mix tracks of all genres live on the spot for a unique club-like experience!

Above all, I want to be a part of YOUR special night and make sure that YOU have fun!

DJ Mike Francis :o)


"Mike's likeable and non-intrusive manner makes him stand out from the rest. He has the 'less chat and more music' approach down to a tee, and although he's more expensive than less experienced DJs, his value lies with “ability” and “results” ...not his fee. In this profession, you get exactly what you pay for. DJs who are cheap are cheap for a reason (they usually suck)"
>Sarah Wallis. EVENT PLANNER

1 Reviews
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Amanda Walton

Sept. 21, 2019

Superb entertainment and amazing gentleman let alone DJ. Would recommend at a drop of a hat. So many compliments from friends and family on how interactive Mike is with the crowd. Knows his craft well. Hope we meet again



  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    We have masses of sound and lighting equipment and rigs can be scaled up or down to suit the venue and your budget. So simply choose a design you love, then check our availability and we'll provide a quote within hours!

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) to the value of £10 million. Certificate available upon request. All of our equipment is Portable Appliance Tested (PAT) annually by a test engineer. All of our equipment carries a green pass sticker, and our PAT certificate is available upon request.

  • What style of music do you offer?

    I don't limit requests, so you can pre-request as many songs as you like before your party, in fact the more the merrier! That way we will play the music you WANT to hear at your event. This is good because it not only gives us great songs to play for your guests but also an idea of your musical tastes. One thing you should know though; we’re firm believers of only playing music that is suitable for the dancefloor. We’ll cover the following genres of music; funk, soul, Motown, disco, party tunes, and more contemporary styles such as R&B, current pop, and commercial dance.

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

    CHOOSE AND CUSTOMISE THE PLAYLIST: You and your guests can add YOUR FAVOURITE TRACKS to my playlist and have a party 100% tailored to your taste. Isn’t that refreshing! I'll send you a password to my online playlist planner as soon as you book.

  • Do you do open-air acts?

    A new concept in partying, we give you all the class and style of a top city venue - right in your back garden or marquee. Your night, your guest-list, your club.

  • What is your personal mixing style?

    Like most music enthusiasts, I like to let the music speak for itself, without any knob twiddling, scratching or fancy moves. I am not a fan of effects, and believe EQ is something best saved for adjusting to the acoustics of the space. I am a fan of mixing in key, beat-matching, seamless segues, and knowing when to play tracks all the way through, leaving in those familiar intros and outros that crowds love. Answer by VIP Owner DJ Mike Francis.

  • How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?

    My presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think that it is their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. I believe firmly that your party is your show, and I have no interest in taking the spotlight from you. Your dance floor will be packed, but it will be because I selected just the right songs from my own and your request list and mixed them in just the right sequence - not because I chattered endlessly on the microphone or performed like a game-show host.

  • Why should we choose you?

    The difference between myself and other mobile DJs is that when people book me they actually get an enthusiastic, experienced DJ & MC with an outstanding track record, not just a bloke who brings some music; I've been filling dancefloors and elevating special events for years and above all else, I know what works well and I create natural, fun and unforgettable parties.

  • How long does it take you to setup your equipment?

    We always arrive well before the start of your event to get setup and organised. Usually we give ourselves 60 minutes to setup the disco, however, we can setup in under an hour if required. Additional services, such as uplighting, do require extra setup time, so we would arrive earlier to allow for this. If you do require us to setup in a limited time, just let us know and we will do our best to work within the time constraints. At the end of the event, we usually have everything out within 45 minutes; however, additional services, such as uplighting, may take longer to pack down and load out.

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REVIEWS FROM OTHER PLATFORMS :: We’re new to Poptop so it will take us a while to build up some reviews, meanwhile here’s the latest handful. And you’ll find 100’s more (verified) endorsements on the website and other platforms too.

Birthday Party in Uppermill, Oldham OL3 6LW
Great evening had by all, all went smoothly, would highly recommend
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Review By - Warren S
Birthday Party in Rochdale
Excellent service, was so impressed with Mike and would definitely recommend.
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Charlotte C
Birthday Party in De Niros Bar Ristorante, Heyside, Royton, Oldham
Can’t thank Mike enough for my sons 18th Birthday party. He read the crowd very well with the music it was spot on. Would highly recommend. Ps Reece said you were brilliant, many thanks.
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Janette L
Birthday Party in Ol13 9df
Brilliant night had by all! I really like the fact we could plan our night on the website and choose our own music beforehand. Mike was a top DJ and was professional throughout. I will be recommending VIP DJ to all my friends and also will be using them again for my own events.
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Chris G
Anniversary in Stacksteads, Bacup
Our original venue cancelled our event along with the entertainment they were providing, we found VIP DJ Services last minute and we are so glad we did! Mike Francis was our DJ for the night, he was excellent at reading the crowd, keeping the dance floor going all night long. Included in the price we could choose 30 songs which was plenty, he scattered them...
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Sarah E
Birthday Party in Parkfield Road, Grasscroft, Oldham OL4 4JG
We told Mike what we wanted - a 5-Star 50th birthday party in our garden - and we told him about our ideas. He then took charge (in the nicest and most professional way) and told us what we were going to get! We have great friends, a super family and fantastic neighbours, but in hindsight, we needed Mike. He was superb and even tackled the last-minute adverse weather!
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Gordon B
Birthday Party in Ashton Road East, Failsworth, Manchester
Excellent service from when i booked the event right through to the end of the night. All the songs my son asked for his 21st party were played and lots of others to keep all the guests happy . Everyone was up dancing will definitely be using again in the future
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Sally W
Birthday Party in Oldham
Mike Francis, took on board our brief for the music for our Party, combined with his own it made for a great night. Thanks
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Paul M
Birthday Party in Vicars Hall Lane, Worsley, Manchester M28 1JE
The DJ was excellent, perfect for the event as there was a mix of all ages, therefore a mix of music! He was an important part of the night, as he helped gather the groups of people when the food was out, for speeches and to sing happy birthday. It was really appreciated and he made the night reach its full potential!
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Helen H
Birthday Party in HX3
Would definitely recommend and use this DJ again
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Kay G
Birthday Party in Milnrow Cricket Club, Milnrow, Rochdale
I would highly recommend VIP DJ services great communication and service. Our Dj on the night Mike read the crowd and the tone of the evening perfectly. Every body I’ve spoken to agreed with me how professional he was. I will be recommending them to anyone looking for a DJ service to make their night something really special. Many many thanks! Johnny K
5-Star Quality of Service | 5-Star Value | 5-Star Communication
Reviewed By - Johnny K


The following reasons were given by recent clients...

His positive feedback on the site
A good price for the service
Liked what they offered
Strength of information
The one with most experience
25 years’ experience
Excellent reputation and great selection of music
Although he wasn't the cheapest it looked the best service
First with the quote, good price and like the idea of being able to build & request songs
Best one