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Harrington, Jim Harrington

DJ for Hire in Sheffield (also covering Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Humberside, International)

DJ Type:
Bar / Club
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Per Event
Travel Distance:
< 500 miles
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Work Basis:
Part Time
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This DJ offers a No show service
This DJ plays CDs
This DJ will offer a free demonstration
This DJ does not have a phonographic performance license
This DJ plays MP3
This DJ will travel internationally
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This DJ does not play Vinyl
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This DJ specialises in Indie, MOD, Motown, Northern Soul, Psychedelic-Pop, Eclectica

This DJ has 26 years experience.

This DJ will travel internationally.

Mixing style: Have a dabble at mixing but mostly fade in and out

Microphone Etiquette: Will never use a mic

This DJ uses the following music formats: CD, MP3

This DJ offers a no-show service. 7 hours notice required. Call 07564668323

This DJ offers a free demonstration.

Background & Experience

 New and old Indie tunes smashed up with classic Rock'n'Roll, Mod and alternative anthems!

So that's the catchy one-liner. Now, why not read the FULL story and get a better idea...

EARLY YEARS 1986-2002
Jim Harrington first started DJ’ing back in 1986 with a suitcase deck bought by his folks and spent the next few years doing mobile discos wherever and whenever he could. He also was the warm up DJ for a popular teen club night in his Essex hometown (well, he was young himself!)

Fast forward to 2000 and, armed with a box of funky retro tunes, Jim secured a try-out at Timepiece Nightclub in Exeter where he was living at the time. One successful evening later (due in no small part to a passing go-go dancer who stepped up on stage and shimmied for 3 hours) Jim had a residency on his hands.

"The Lounge", as the night was known quickly developed into a funky, Hammond organ fuelled trip through Cool Britannia with detours into (sixties) R&B, soundtrack favourites, kitsch, garage & psych, Mod and a bit of Northern Soul.

You could always expect a fair few classics (Kinks, Stones, Beatles) as well.



Jim packed his record bag and moved North in 2002, settling in Manchester where he DJ’ed with some of the top Manchester movers and shakers including Tom Hingely and Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets) and Mike Joyce (The Smiths) before being invited to perform at several festivals (Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Beautiful Days)  as part of the world famous Pussy Parlure in 2007.

Jim returned to Glastonbury to open up the Dance Lounge in June 2008 and also played again for The Pussy Parlure at The Glade Festival in July -even planning the soundtrack for some burlesque dancers!

Between 2004 - 2006, Jim also ran a sporadic club night "Lazy Sunday" in the super cool surroundings of Corbieres cellar bar in Manchester as well as providing the sounds for several instore promotions for the Fred Perry store in Police Street.
Jim also played in several other bars in Manchester providing an eclectic mix that ranged from The Beatles to Blur, classic house/techno to old school 80's soul. Anything and everything was thrown into the mix to provide a distinctive soundtrack to the evening...

IN RESIDENCE 2006 onwards

In October 2006, Jim started two residencies; one in ARUBA, Doncaster and ESCOBA,  Oldham where he played a mix of classic Indie, Britpop, Rock, mashups and the odd classic rave track (!)
All good things, however, come to an end and when the bars changed both management and music policy, Jim's services were no longer needed...

Jim is now available for one-off bookings and residencies anywhere in the UK and Europe.
If you want a DJ that works hard for YOU, the client as well as the crowd, feel free to get in touch for a competitive quote.
The pictures shown here are from residencies in Doncaster & Oldham, Glastonbury 2007 (Silent Disco tent), Glastonbury 2008 (Dance Lounge) and Glade Festival (in the Parlure venue).


Previous Experience
DateVenueMusic GenreVerifiable
26/02/2010AzĂșcar Bar - LEEDSIndie & BritpopYes
26/06/2008Dance Lounge - Glastonbury Festival60's retroYes
23/06/2007Backstage Bar - Dance Village, Glastonbury Festival60's retroYes
22/06/2007Backstage Bar - Dance Village, Glastonbury Festival60's retroYes
01/10/2006Bar Escoba - Oldham, ManchesterIndie Night (since October 2006)Yes
01/10/2006Aruba - DoncasterIndie Night (since October 2006)Yes

Music & Style

Music Description and Mixing Style
  Harrington usually plays a blend of Indie, Britpop, Rock'n'Roll, Mod and 60's retro or can tailor his set accordingly.   He also plays groovy hammond, cocktail hour classics, cover versions, soundtracks and eclectica for a more chilled out, alternative. Perfect for Tiffin!   

Mixing Style
Have a dabble at mixing but mostly fade in and out.

Music formats

Microphone Etiquette
Will never use a mic.

Music Genre

Specialise in the following: Indie, MOD, Motown, Northern Soul, Psychedelic-Pop, Eclectica

Most Recent top 10 chart

***Classic Floorfillers***
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix)
Killers - Mr Brightside (let's face it, it's a given!)
Arctic Monkeys - Love Machine
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Beatles - Paperback Writer
Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love
White Stripes - 7 nation army
Joy Division - Love will tear us apart
Gossip - Standing in the way of control (Soulwax remix)
Blur- Popscene
Courteeners - Not 19 forever
Oasis (RIP) - Cigarettes & Alcohol
 The Quik - Berts Apple Crumble
Small Faces - Sha la la la lee
Lyn Collins - Rock me again and again and again
Ernie K. Doe - Here come the girls
Georgie Fame - Somebody stole my thunder
Wynder K. Frog - Green Door
Frank Wilson - Do I love you (indeed I do)
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Shadows of Knight - Shake!


Detailed Equipment I Can Supply

I do not offer a mobile disco service. I only work in bars and clubs with their own equipment.

Equipment I Require To Perform

I only bring my music so you'll need to provide two CD Decks and a (minimum 2 channel) mixer.
I've had experience of using Pioneer CDJ's however I've mostly used lower level CD decks at my residencies.

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