Aidan Kavanagh is an Irish-based DJ with years of experience of playing clubs, festivals as well as weddings and corporate events. Armed with a broad-ranging, multi-genre music collection Aidan is known for his eclectic, highly danceable sets and his unrivalled ability to entice even the most dance-shy to the floor. Over the years he has played at hundreds of corporate events such as product launches, wrap parties, fashion shows and award ceremonies, providing the entertainment at events hosted by companies such as Microsoft; Dropbox; Heineken; Hewlett Packard; and Nokia among many more leading companies based in Ireland.
Aidan has performed at over eight hundred weddings and is an expert in DJ-only weddings – he is the preferred choice for couples opting for a DJ as the main entertainment on their wedding night. When you book Aidan for your wedding you can expect a highly personalised service – Aidan always offers to meet up with couples in advance and prepares a customised set for each wedding. With years of experience, extensive musical knowledge in addition to the technical skills of the professional DJ, Aidan is an expert at adapting to the make-up and mood of the audience and can guarantee that you and your guests will have a night to remember.
The Resident DJ in Dublin’s Sugar Club for eleven years Aidan still regularly plays club-nights and performs at festivals such as Electric Picnic and Body and Soul. His passion for music (and movies) has also led to work in the area of music sourcing and music supervision – Aidan has worked as a music consultant/supervisor on various television and film productions including BBC comedy-detective series Vexed and the recent critically-acclaimed Irish feature My Name is Emily. Combining a love for all kinds of music with a high degree of professionalism Aidan is one of the most highly regarded DJs in Ireland.
I have worked with Aidan Kavanagh on both large and small scale events across all my clients for the past 6 years and during this time, I have found him to be an absolute pleasure to work with. Aidan takes so much time on a brief and is constantly striving for better results for my clients whether he has worked with them on one occasion or at multiple events. I always know the music will be great regardless of the type of event and confident that guests will always have a great time when Aidan is working at any of my events.
Pluto Communications From Amanda Accounts Director Clients include: Eircom,Microsoft,Skoda, National Lottery, Meteor ,XBox 360,Renault, Nokia.Bank of Ireland (Bestival).
Over the years Aidan has done Dj work for me for corporate partners and wrap parties for film productions and for friends weddings. He is always on the money and never disappoints. He just knows how to read a crowd and is able to shift the energy in a room when it is required and get people on the dance floor.
Jamie Deasy Co-Owner @ Event Fuel
I first heard of Aidan when a friend gave me one of the mixed tapes (2004/2005) he had done for Sugar club in Dublin where he was the resident Dj. I contacted him to see if he would be interested in Djing at one of our wrap parties. Aidan, is so lovely to deal with and very accommodating. He is very conscientious and reliable and always shows up well before the event is expected to start with a big smile on his face. A wrap party has a broad range of people in terms of age and musical tastes and he is always able to have everybody up dancing and enjoying his tune selection throughout the night. He has on occasion done marathon 7 hour sets for us and some of our crew who are real party animals were left still wanting more. He can move seamlessly from 1930s/1940s Swing music up to fifties R&B to 60s pop and Motown up to 70s Rock into 80s classics and 90s dance tunes. Some of our younger crew would be into what’s current and he also incorporates their tastes as well. He is also able to jump around and mix up the styles as well which is really refreshing to hear. When we have a production party coming up he is always the first Dj i contact. He is incredibly gifted and amazing at what he does and always rocks the house. I can’t recommend him highly enough. Book him and you won’t be disappointed.
Aoife Cassidy Production Manager @ Love/Hate;Raw;Ripper Street; Citizen Charlie & Film productions for BBC & Sky.
First we want to say many many thanks for your set on Saturday night. Everyone commented on the quality of the music and how they were up dancing almost the entire night. They also commented on your enthusiasm and ability to judge the audience. We loved it too. Again, thank you very much for your set on Saturday night and for staying on until 3.30 - hope you weren't too wrecked on Sunday!
Barry & Breda - Wedding @ Palmerstown House Estate, Palmerstown House Estate, Johnstown, Co. Kildare, September 2015
Aidan, I would like to thank-you most sincerely for being our wedding DJ in Kinnitty Castle last month. We had a ball of a time, with the high-light of the day, being the music. We have received so many compliments from our guests about the tunes- you seemed to know exactly what the crowd wanted! Dance floor was never empty! Thanks again, it was such a memorable day.
Claire - Wedding @ Kinnity Castle, Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly, July 2015
After debating whether to hire a band or DJ for our wedding, we decided to just go with a DJ, and looked for the best DJ possible. Aidan was just that. He's professional and lovely to deal with. He took our musical taste on board but most importantly Aidan's track choices had all ages up dancing (from 7 - 70) without playing any cheesy tracks. Our guests have since commented on what a great job he did. Thanks a million Aidan
Aine and Jimmy - Wedding @ Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath August 2015
"What a fantastic D.J!! Aidan played at our wedding in Coolbawn Quay,Nengh as D.J only and kept the crowd going all night!He really reads a crowd and their wants. He is a pure gentleman,with great communication skills and covers all angels to make sure he can make the best of your wedding which he d! Thanks Aidan? We made the perfect choice!"
Lisa & Conor - Wedding @ Coolbawn Quay, Lough Dearg, Coolbawn, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, September 2015
Dealing with Aidan was a pleasure from start to finish.He is very easy going, approachable and a total music guru! He played at our friends' wedding and we were so impressed that when we got engaged we booked him before we had a venue or celebrant. We're both big music fans so the music was one of the most important parts of our wedding day.
We met Aidan a few weeks before the wedding and he spent a couple of hours with us going through every music genre to make sure the taste of every wedding guest was catered for. I've never seen a dance floor at a wedding as full as ours from start to finish and the only complaint we had from guests was that their legs were aching for days afterwards from dancing.
He is exceptional at reading a crowd and knowing exactly what music will work. We are so glad he played at our wedding and would most definitely recommend him to anyone.
Arthur and Mary - Wedding @ Kinnity Castle,Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly, June 2015
Hey Aidan, sorry I meant to message you a while back, just been so busy I forgot, I wanted to says huge huge thank u for ur music that night, u were brilliant, everyone loved u and are still talking about the great music, so far at the weddings we have been at since, our wedding is the only one where people have stayed up dancing, ur were brilliant.
Ian and I would be delighted to put a good few words together for u on ur website, and I will definitely be recommending u to anyone who is looking for a dj for their wedding, we wish u the best of luck for the future, and thanks again so much, I'm so sorry i didn't say goodbye on the night to u, but hope u enjoyed doing our wedding too, kind regards
Sarah & Ian - Wedding / DJ only for the whole night @ Barberstown Castle, Straffan, Co. Dublin, August 2015
From the first weekend we opened back in August 1999, one of our DJs, Mr. Aidan Kavanagh, was an immediate hit with everyone. He instantly understood what we were looking for and had all the right tunes to back it up. His brief was to lash out all the finest bits of swing, latin and retro to keep all our revellers boppin' away to the perfect cocktail soundtrack. But they wanted more! After repeated requests from our regulars for mix tapes from our resident DJ, we decided to go all out. In December 2000 we printed off 1,000 copies of Aidan's "Xmas Pudding" and sent them out to our members and friends. The response was overwhelming! Six months later we brought out "The Summer Soireé". It's hot sultry sound was made to give that cocktail party or barbecue a nice lift. Our next two mixes took a more laid back direction. WindDown Volume 1 and 2 were created to ease that hangover and to help you get ready for another spectacular night @ The Sugar Club! Modern Technology means now we can share our DJs best tunes with everyone and not just 1,000 of our closest mates... Enjoy!
Oisin Davis - Club Manager @ The Sugar Club, Dublin
We used Aidans services as DJ at our wedding at the Village at Lyons. We did not have a band so choosing the right DJ was very important. He was really professional to deal with from start to finish. He came to meet us beforehand and took a lot of time to understand what we wanted from him on the day.
We gave him lots of suggestions of tracks that we liked and he was able to put them together with some others and play them in a way that made sense on the night. We had a great night and all the guests loved the music. Aidan takes a lot of pride in his work and it really shows. I am happy to recommend him.
Paul & Sharon - Wedding @ Village at Lyons, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, February 2015
Just wanted to say thanks again for making our wedding brilliant... people danced for 5 hours straight. It was such fun. There are a lot of decisions to be made when planning a wedding, but I think our best decision of all was to choose Aidan as DJ. He was fantastic. He met us beforehand and went through the list of songs we liked and didn't like. He made really good suggestions and gave a lot of feedback which made us confident that he would be good. He is very down to earth and very good at his job. He takes it seriously and wants you to enjoy your day. He is really interested in the music that you like and will tailor the night to your taste. The music we had picked was all over the place, and from that he put together a brilliant set. People who we have never seen dancing at weddings, were dancing. There were also people who danced for 5 hours straight without a break to even go to the bar. He read the crowd really well, and just instinctively played the right song every time. Everyone talked about the music after the wedding and how great it was. We didn't bother with a band - it's better to spend your money on the DJ. We can't recommend Aidan highly enough.
John & Kate - Wedding @ Private Estate, Dingle, Kerry - April 2015
Hope you're well. We are still recovering after Saturday - my voice is beginning to recover and I think my feet might need an operation to recover from all the dancing! I can't tell you how many people said that you were the best DJ they'd ever heard. I looked over to the bar at one point and there was not a sinner there - you had everyone going. It was only brilliant!! ...You truly made our party and we'd recommend you to anyone. Just fab
Orla and Justin - DJ for the whole night / Wedding @ Clifftownhouse, 22 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, May 2015
Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for this Saturday. The dance floor was never empty thanks to you. All of our guests said that they had an amazing time and that they have never danced as much at a wedding. So thank you again. It was a great night - I loved every minute of it.
Niamh and Declan - Wedding @ Millhouse, Slane, The Old Mill,Slane, Meath,
Just a note to say thank you so much for all your hard work on Friday night. I feel I didn't get to talk to you properly but we had an absolute ball and everybody loved the music!!! From the moment I contacted you you were so helpful and made us feel extremely relaxed and reassured that all was in hand- that made a massive difference to have one less thing to worry about so thank you so much!!! We will be recommending you to our friends in the future (that's if you we've want to deal with such a rowdy crowd again!) Thanks so much again and hope you have recovered from the late night at this stage!!!
Catherine and Gavin - DJ for the whole night / Corporate @ Clonwilliam House, Woodenbridge, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, May 2015
Hi Aidan, just a quick one to say thanks again for the great set at our wedding. You got a big thumbs up from everyone there!
All the best, Andreas - Wedding @ Kilruddery House, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow, June 2015
Apologies for not getting in touch sooner, we are just back from our honeymoon. Thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our wedding. We had numerous comments on how good the music was and the fact the floor was full the whole time really showed that. You we're very easy to deal with from start to finish and we really couldn't have been happier with how it went (even though we got started a bit late, Clonabreany's fault!). I'll make sure to mention you're name to any friends getting married in the future. Thanks again
Philippa & Conor - Wedding @ Clonabreany House, Kells, Clonabreany, Co. Meath, August 2015
Thank you so much for the great work you did at our wedding! We had a fantastic time and loads of people came up to us saying that the music was brilliant The dance floor was busy all night from the moment you started playing and everyone really enjoyed it. You also noticed what was happening in the room and added a personal touch (like when the bride changed shoes to red ones and David Bowies "Let's Dance" came on :)) We will definitely recommend you to friends and family looking for DJ services going forward. All the best
Malika & Barry, Fallon & Byrne - Wedding / DJ for the whole night, May 2015
We booked Aidan to DJ after the band at our wedding. I’ve heard him play before and knew he would have no problem with getting the crowd going. Before the wedding day itself, he spent a couple of hours with us going through what music we did want and most importantly what we didn’t want.
The gig itself went great, he had everyone on the floor and responded really well to requests - one in particular that changed the tempo of the night altogether! He also offered to DJ after our ceremony which was on the lawn, and played really cool 20’s music, which was so chilled and perfect after the choir music. Aidan’s a pro and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to hire him.
Garvan & Kevin - Wedding @ Marlfield house, Courtown road, Gorey, Co. Wexford, June 2014
Really cannot recommend Aidan highly enough and as one of the first of my group of friends to get married hopefully it will lead to lots more weddings for you judging by the reaction you got! ...you literally stayed till the death I think I had to ask you if you wanted to finish because you were so generous with your time belting out the tunes, couldn't get even the usual non dancers off the floor- an amazing talent you have to get them to move!
If there is anywhere public I can post to promote you just shout will of course stick it on Facebook too! Thanks again!
Karen and Donnacha - Wedding @ Horetown House, Foulksmills, Horetown, Co. Wexford, August 2015