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Tony Poole Discos Testimonial - It Was The Best Disco Ever!

At Tony Poole Discos, we’re very proud of the level of service we provide to our many happy clients across Essex, Herts, and London!

We love receiving your testimonials and reviews, and here are a few quotes from them…

“It was the best disco ever!”

“Great DJ, great music, great lights!”

“I would recommend them to anyone!”

“It was such a relief to have a DJ that listened!”

“A personal service, they did everything we asked and more!”

“In safe hands from beginning to end – what more can I say!”

And below are some of the many emails, messages, letters, reviews and testimonials we have received from our satisfied customers.

And these are just the more recent ones!! There have been plenty more of them over the last 30+ years…


Tony was our DJ for our wedding at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard on 24th June. Everything went very smoothly from the point of first contact to packing up on the day. He responded very promptly to emails and your prices were more competitive than the other suppliers recommended by our wedding coordinator and there was no discernible difference in the services offered.

We checked out Tony’s Facebook page which was up to date and the photos and summaries of previous gigs provided reassurance that he had experience of playing at some big and prominent venues.

The setup on the day looked brilliant and the introductions to those giving speeches made them feel more comfortable and was an unexpected ‘extra’ in terms of the service we received. The feedback from my wife was similarly very positive and Tony has deservedly been added to The Shangri-La’s list of approved suppliers as the staff were so impressed with what they witnessed on the day! (Mark & Rupa Couzens 5* Google & Facebook Review)

From our very first contact with Tony we knew we were going to have a professional and helpful service right the way through to the day of the wedding. Tony and his team were more than happy to answer all our questions and did so promptly; more than that, they attended our pre-planning meetings and provided us, at each stage, with an updated schedule of timings to accommodate any changes we had made. Our music selections were used, with Tony’s in depth knowledge of music and what works as a floor filler etc always helping us chose the best tracks. He regularly checked in with the wedding planners to make sure everything he was doing fitted in with what they needed. We always felt like our day was as important to them as it was to us. On the day, from promptly turning up, their smart appearance, discreet set up, perfect timing on playing the ceremony music, playing the wedding breakfast background music at just the right volume, through to the evening disco where they were happy to take (and actually play!) requests – everything surpassed our expectations. Tony had even picked some tracks to reflect comments made in the speeches! We were so glad we booked Tony and our guests were all impressed with the music, Tony’s naturally cheerful disposition and his ability to get people up and dancing. Highly recommended. (Gordon Hughes 5* Google Review)

Absolutely amazing!! We honestly couldn’t have asked for our day to go any smoother and a lot of this was down to Tony. He was with us before our meal to introduce us, throughout our dinner, the speeches and the whole of the evening. He was able to advise us on timings, positioning and songs due to working at our venue beforehand- The Reid Rooms, Dunmow- which really helped us to plan our day. He played all of our requests during the meal and our guests loved the music so much we had lots of chair dancing and arm swaying throughout dinner 🙂 And there was never an empty dance floor when the evening came around. We had so much good feedback from our guests about how lovely Tony was and how amazing he had been throughout the entire day. We also used his light up Love letters, other various pieces of lighting and the LED dance floor, all of which looked stunning and made the venue look beautiful. We would definitely recommend his services and will be using him again in the near future. Thanks again for everything, from the new Mr & Mrs Hanna 😊🎉❤️ xx (Gemma Hanna 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

Top notch!!! On the day of our wedding the DJ provided excellent music perfectly suited to a wedding. They read the room well and got even our aunts and uncles on the dance floor! He handled the toasts and announcements smoothly and seamlessly switched from romantic dinner music to lively music for dancing.

During the planning process they were very professional and attentive. We didn’t have much clue as to our music preferences but they were able to guide us and couldn’t be happier with the results. We literally asked them for “wedding-y music” and they absolutely delivered!

It was very easy to sort out with them what to use as our entrance and first dance music. They coordinated very well with the venue to seamlessly set up and sort out the timings of the day. We were able to sit back, relax, and enjoy our day knowing that it was left in capable hands.

We couldn’t thank them enough or recommend them more!!! (Alex Roberts 5* Google review)

I would just like to say thank you so much to Tony for making our wedding reception on saturday so perfect! everything from setting up early to the choice of music made our day and party fantastic, he had people dancing that have never danced at parties before, ‘their partners were gobsmacked’ everyone made a point of saying to me how great the music selection was and lighting was the best i have seen, i really couldnt recommend him enough, thank you so much (Berni & Sandra Braxton 5* Google review and Facebook comment)

Highly recommend Tony Poole discos have recently hired them for my own wedding reception. After having them at a venue I managed and seen them in action for several years there was no other choice for me. However being the client I was blown away with the Fantastic service from the start. Communication and customer service Very personal And professional. The set up is really nice Added touch of up lighters around the room was a great addition, music 2nd to none dance full all evening with a great selection of music and able to read the crowd. Would definitely use them again. (Joanne Speed 5* Google Review)

Tony Poole is a total professional. He was the DJ and MC at our wedding. From the initial contact after he was recommended, the discussions by email, meeting him to discuss the options and then to the day itself, we felt confident and reassured in his abilities. He played great music, kept the event on track as MC and helped make our day really special. His DJ booth, lighting and backdrop all made the room look great, and we soon got into the disco groove. (Anne Spong Facebook Recommendation)

I cannot recommend Tony Poole Discos enough! Leading up to our wedding day, Tony kept in touch with us and made sure that everything on our day would go smoothly. The set up was absolutely beautiful, and just made the venue look that extra bit more special. I particularly loved the star walls that were set up behind the DJ booth and top table — during the ceremony, we had one of the star walls behind the table where we signed the register, and it just looked so beautiful. The music was fantastic, and had everyone up dancing. Tony introduced the speeches perfectly, choosing music to precede each one that made everyone laugh. Many of the guests commented during the reception and afterward that they thought the DJ was just brilliant. Thank you very much Tony! (Shona Jain 5* Google Review)


Tony’s played at our Christmas parties and Daily Mirror events at the Labour Party conference for the last 5 years now. He never fails to impress, taking in the crowds reactions and adapting his wide variety of tunes accordingly. He is a real professional and is always eager to go the extra mile for us – setting up fabulous lighting around the venues, with impressive colour coordinated up-lights, which always totally transform the rooms. He works with us effortlessly to ensure the best possible night. We always receive lots of great feedback from the guests… Tony will always be our first choice! (Jolene Dearsley 5 Star Google Review)

I first used Tony for a London hospital charity ball I was organising. He was so good that people were dancing on the tables before pudding!

I would never think of using anyone else as he always does a fantastic job. I have used Tony for many events over the years and he was the DJ at our wedding- amazing night. Music and lighting fabulous.

I have recommended Tony to friends who have been equally delighted, he makes the atmosphere perfect for any event. (Nicola Walker 5 Star Google Review)

An absolute professional. We’ve been working with Tony for almost ten years now and he has been able to enhance every event he has worked on from corporate awards dinners to Christmas parties and weddings. (Mark Maher 5* Google review)

Tony has DJ’d at ten of my husband’s rugby club Christmas parties, my work Christmas do’s, friend’s 40th and 50th birthdays and our wedding. He always manages to pitch the music perfectly to the audience and has outstanding attention to detail and excellent preparation. I honestly wouldn’t risk an important occasion to anyone else. (Alison Tucker 5* Google review)

We recently hired Tony for our Annual Golf Club Dinner and Dance and I have to say he was excellent. Punctual, well presented, polite and extremely well received by our normally demanding crowd. What he was particularly good at was reading the crowd and playing the right songs to keep us entertained and dancing all the way through to the early hours. We were so impressed that he’s already booked for our upcoming New Years Eve Party. (Paul Lovney 5* Google Review)


I booked Tony Poole Discos for a 40th birthday party and wasn’t disappointed! These guys are professional through and through. The fact finding session to find out which types of tracks were best for our guests tastes was really useful and Tony’s suggestions helped us to get it just right. I can honestly say that the lighting was AMAZING too, it totally transformed the room and the lasers were not your standard either – added that extra wow factor that we wanted. We received lots of compliments afterwards from guests. The whole set up, experience, customer service and tune selection at various stages of the night was perfect. I will definitely be back for future events! Thanks Tony Poole Discos 😀 (Daniella Paolozzi 5 Star Google Review)

Tony’s experience shone through from the moment he arrived to set up in our marquee. I can honestly say he made our night complete. The lighting Tony provided was subtle but elegant, the music he played was spot on, he read our crowd perfectly and our guests couldn’t stay off the dance floor – just fantastic!

Tony himself is a lovely man, easy to communicate with and a really professional DJ, he wasn’t intrusive but his presence was felt with the music he played! So many of our guests after our party mentioned to us on what a brilliant disco we had, we were delighted.

Book Tony for your party, I promise you won’t be disappointed! (Mandy Ferguson 5* Google Review)

Tony did a fantastic job at my “significant” birthday. Being an old punk rocker I had quite a few tunes on my list that are not what you would call “dance floor fillers” but he gamely played them all in such as order that people were up and dancing all night long. The lighting he brought along was brilliant and transformed the hall so it felt like a nightclub. Very easy to do business with and I was really surprised to played so many of my requests as most djs ignore them!! (Nik O’Flynn 5* Google review)

Tony Poole provided an awesome night of music for my 40th party on Saturday and kept everyone up dancing with his banging play list! I’ve never known so many comments from friends about how much they enjoyed the music at a party. The lighting provided also completely changed the venue and made it look like a very special setting to celebrate in. Tony was incredibly professional and really took time to understand the type of night and atmosphere we wanted to create. He played all the tracks we had asked for, as well as obviously using his skill to read the dance floor and ensure no one had an opportunity to sit down! Thanks so much Tony, you made our night! (David Stelfox 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

It was obvious from the first time I made contact with Tony Poole Discos that he was professional and he wanted me to feel relaxed in knowing that he was the right person for the job. Every email I sent to Tony was replied to very quickly and that put me at ease, especially as I booked him at quite short notice.

Tony had already arranged discos at our venue on a couple of occasions before hand so he gave me some very valuable advice regarding the lighting and the atmosphere that he would recommend. Don’t take this advice lightly as it definitely enhanced the overall experience on the night.

I provided a general play list at his request (artists / genre etc.) and was afraid that I was being vague with my suggestions. However he ensured everyone was dancing for the majority of the evening and definitely knew how to switch music depending on who was dancing.

Tony Poole Discos will be number one on my list for any future parties. (Michael Adams 5* Google review)

I’ve known Tony since the 1980’s. I knew he was a DJ so when I decided to have my first ever birthday party for my 60th in March 2020 I knew who to go to. I always thought that your DJ just turned up and played music. Tony proved that a DJ is so much more than that!

From the moment I contacted Tony he gave me advice on venues and sent me photos of set ups that he had done before to help me decide on what I would like. In the end I sent videos of a venue I had chosen and asked Tony to suggest what would give the venue the ‘Wow!’ factor. Based on what I had liked from his photos Tony suggested what would look great. I have to admit, I totally relied on his experience and had everything he suggested which included a white sparkly dance floor and ambiance lighting.

Tony was so patient with me, he listened to what I said and read everything I sent. I know this is a fact because of the things he said on the night. Tony made the experience very personal and he made me feel special and that I was his priority. I know he had a lot of other clients, so it’s quite a talent to do this. He also responded quickly to all of my messages which was particularly reassuring,

The party was delayed until the 9th October and was now a joint 60th and 65th for me and my husband. In the run up to the new date, Tony made sure I was happy and asked if there was any additional music I wanted. Tony also liaised directly with the venue which was a great help, copying me in on the emails so I knew what was happening.

On the night of the party when I arrived and saw the set up I was absolutely thrilled. The lights, the flooring the backdrop, everything was perfect and I just knew we were going to have an amazing night.

We had such an fantastic evening, we were all dancing so much. I had so many compliments from my guests on the set up, the music and the personal party experience that Tony provided with his introductions to some of our songs and the reasons behind our choices. He played our wedding song and gave us the wedding dance that we hadn’t previously had, which was wonderful.

I would definitely book Tony again and highly recommend his services. If you are looking for more than just a DJ, then Tony is an excellent choice and whatever you are planning will be amazing.

Thanks again Tony and not forgetting his side kick Mick. Thank you both for an amazing party with memories we will treasure forever. (Peggy Slater-Berry 5* Google Review & Facebook Recommendation)


Tony, just to let you know the feedback I had from the kids was it was the best disco they had ever been to. Thank you so much for getting the party going and keeping them entertained. Alison x (by email) Tony provided an excellent professional service for our school Yr 7 & Yr 8 disco. The students absolutely loved it and he got them all dancing. The DJ booth and lighting were superb and created a fabulous atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended. (Alison Hodgkinson 5* Google & Facebook review)

Tony did the most amazing children’s disco for my daughters 6th birthday party. We had 40 children to keep occupied! My daughter has never really been a child to get involved with children’s entertainers at parties which is why we wanted a disco with some games incorporated. Tony provided the perfect mix of games and music. My daughter had a great party and so did her friends. Thank you Tony! (Vicki Alderson 5* Google Review)

Thank you for a fantastic night. Great party the kids danced the night away. Thank you for making our son’s barmitzvah disco the best night. Looking forward to doing it all again soon. !!! (Marcia Cohen 5* Google review)

I didn’t think anyone would be able to create a ‘party atmosphere’ in a large hall with only 15 young (11 yr old) girls at a birthday party… but Tony did the job. They were all up and dancing and all had a fabulous time (the pop quiz during the meal was also a winner). Well done Tony Poole Disco’s – would definitely use you again. (John Howard 5* Google Review)

Tony was the DJ for the Theydon Bois Primary School fireworks display. He was professional and helpful as always. The music was great and really added to the atmosphere. Having a DJ at a large event was also a bonus to provide safety announcements and a place to contact lost children and belongings. Thanks Tony – much appreciated! (Hannah Williams 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)


Would highly recommend Tony for lighting, sound and DJ Richard Poole. Gave fab advice, reliable, competitively priced and lovely guys. Couldn’t of been happier with the service. (Julia Strivens 5* Google & Facebook review)

Fantastic music, lighting & dancefloor. Thank you so much Tony for all you help and advice, the day was a huge hit with everyone. You really made the day so magical you and Rory are total legend’s xxxx (Caitlin Devine 5* Facebook review) Fantastic set up, the music the lighting, the dancefloor everything. Tony was so helpful and thoughtful, Rory our DJ for the night had everyone on their feet from start to finish. Thank you guys for making the day amazing. (Gina Devine 5* Google review)

I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of my mum and my sister for their party last Saturday night. The DJ you sent us, Tony Lynes, was brilliant. He was very friendly and well organised, his set up was great and the playlist brilliant. We had a lot of comments on the night from people at the party about how good he was. It was a weight off of our minds not to have to liaise with the venue about set up and collection times etc, which really helped us out! We will keep you in mind for any future events and will definitely be recommending you to family and friends. Once again thank you so much for all your help leading up to the party & for making it such a great night! (Jade Neill 5* Google & Facebook review)

My Wife, Carley and I got married on 16/06/18 at my parents property in Chapel Amble, North Cornwall where we had Tony Poole and his friend and colleague Mick Berry who travelled all the way from Essex to perform for us. After being recommended by family members we checked out Tony’s Facebook page. This contained up to date photos and videos of previous events that he had done which proved his wealth of experience performing at all types of parties and events. Tony and Mick set up their equipment the day before the wedding in our marque where they were very well organised and the DJ set itself along with the uplighting around the perimeter of the marquee was superb . Tony and Mick played all the music that we asked for and more, they also kindly took a number of requests from our quests. Tony also arranged a confetti canon midway through our first dance which was an amazing surprise for our guests and made for great photographs. Carley and I can’t thank Tony Poole enough for everything he done, all the advice he gave to us before and on our wedding day. Carley and I will be forever grateful for making our day so special. Highly Recommended. 5***** (Paul Clare 5* Google & Facebook review)

We used Tony Poole for our wedding in a marquee in July. Tony and his DJ Adam were excellent, professional and easy to deal with from the first contact. Tony set up the day before the wedding and our DJ arrived early on the day itself and played all the right music to get everyone up on the dance floor. Would highly recommend and I’d definitely use Tony again. Thank you! (Jenny Glover 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

This is a 5* company!!! Tony DJ’d at two functions we were invited to and he was brilliant. When I called Tony to place a booking for our son’s Bar Mitzvah disco party he was already booked. Tony booked for me DJ Robbie that was absolutely amazing. Everything was organised so well from the booking all the way to the night itself, and nothing was too much. So thank you guys so much for everything… will definitely will book you again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Honey Babot-Aharon Facebook recommendation)

Wow! Absolutely outstanding service. Steve was the best DJ any of us have ever witnessed at any event. He was so professional, presentable, experienced and did everything we could have hoped for. Nothing was too much of a problem and all our guests were up dancing. We sincerely thank him and indeed your company for sending him to us. (Anthony Hollingsworth 5* Google review)

Thank you so much for making my dad’s 60th so special. Mike was fantastic, he really engaged with the crowd and read them and their tastes perfectly! Will definitely be recommending tony Poole discos and won’t hesitate to use you again for our next family function! (Jay Lowe 5* Google review)

I would absolutely recommend Tony Poole discos. Ben was our DJ for my 40th party and it despite it being one of the hottest days of the year so far- Ben still managed to fill the dance floor. The 90’s/early 00’s set for the last hour went down a storm. Thank you so much for your professionalism and making my 40th a night to remember. (Faye Ley Facebook recommendation)

Wedding reception last Saturday night. Friendly and professional outfit. Easy to deal with and reasonably priced. Organising an event can be a headache. Dealing with the music side through Tony is basically one less thing to worry about when you’re putting everything else together for the do. Excellent DJ (Howard) on the night and great tunes. Good time had by all. 5 stars would recommend.(Brian Smith 5* Google review)

Tony was very professional and attentive to our needs in the run up to our office Christmas party. It’s difficult to keep 100+ guests of all ages and backgrounds happy, but Tony’s colleague Zack did a good job and was more than happy to take requests all night. (Alex Prince 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

Tony Poole organised one of his DJ’s – the fabulous Andi to host my 50th Birthday party. As well as being true to the playlist I requested he was great fun and not only got the party going, made sure it went on all night. He was also very professional and helpful. Thank you so much. (Bernie Brooks 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

From start to finish the service from Tony Poole Discos was excellent. After reading some great reviews from other customers I decided to find out what services were available for my wife’s 40th birthday party. Tony provided me with a clear breakdown with the associated prices and responded to messages promptly. Tony arrived on time to setup the equipment and the lighting transformed the venue. The DJ was friendly and catered for every request throughout the evening. Tony was back early the next morning to take down the equipment. I would thoroughly recommend Tony Poole Discos for any future. (Michael Fleet 5* Google Review)


Tony has a natural instinct for creating a great atmosphere and keeping everyone on the dance floor. He’s also an incredibly good toastmaster. I know he takes great care to understand his client’s wishes and goes above and beyond to make sure the event is personalised and memorable. I’m sure that’s why so many of his clients book him time and again. (Mima Bridgman 5* Google review & Facebook recommendation)

Being a social photographer I have seen Tony at many weddings and functions. He has a very special skill of making a parties go off well and he makes it look so easy! In truth I know this is down to his planning, professionalism and fabulous people skills. Certainly Tony is top of my list of DJ’s I recommend. (Ivan Finch, Town & Country Photographic 5* Google & Facebook Review)

We have used Tony on a number of occassions from birthday parties, Golden Wedding Anniversary and now our Wedding Reception and the service we have received is first class. From the first point of communication until the event, Tony is so professional, reliable, honest, hard working and the most important and highest compliment I can pay him is that all our guests leave our parties saying what an amazing night they have had and they haven’t stopped dancing to the fantastic music. The set-up, lights and dance floor were brilliant and our Love Lights were eye catching. Thank you so much for all your hard work, I can’t recommend you enough and will continue to use you for any future events we have. (Debbie Ballard 5* Google review)

My family and I have used Tony Poole discos for all milestone parties including an 18th, 21st, 30th, two 40th, 50th, two 60th and a 70th birthday as well as 25th wedding anniversary! He has an amazing ability to read his audience and play music to suit. We have always had such memorable occasions and we would highly recommend his services. (Debbie Smith 5 Star Google Review)

Having used Tony for my 50th birthday it only seemed right to have him along for my 60th! And what a night, with Tony giving the restaurant area of my local pub an almost night club feel with clever lighting, let alone the music. After asking my wife what she would like to hear, which was mainly contemporary chart and dance tracks, I put a twist on the choices by giving Tony a list of music from my earlier years… but he had no problem blending 70s and 80s ‘classics’ into the mix which had most of my friends up and bopping around all evening! Tony hosted the party and allowed people to say a few words at the appropriate time without losing the flow of the night, and of course he sets up and packs down with the minimum of fuss. I can’t rate Tony highly enough, many thanks mate! (Clive Bradley 5* Google & Facebook review)

I’ve been to a couple of parties where Tony Poole was the DJ. His disco set up and lighting was really impressive and the music he played made sure the dance floor was packed all night. I really like the way he interacts with the crowd and generates a fantastic atmosphere. They were both brilliant nights and it wasn’t just me saying it. At the most recent party he also put down a white twinkling dance floor and provided a photo booth. The floor was clean and worked perfectly all night and the man operating the photo booth smiled and chatted with us while we had a photos taken. This makes a change from others I’ve used where the operator is too busy looking at his phone and more interested in smoking outside! Keep up the good work Tony. 5 stars and thoroughly deserved. (Phoebe Berry 5* Google review)

Brilliant team, great set-up, AWESOME music! We really had the best night and that was largely in part to the DJ and his team in setting up the room perfectly, and playing such amazing music. The dancefloor was full to the bitter end! We’ve used these guys before, and will definitely be using them again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, thanks guys! (Zoe Sloma 5* Google Review)

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