Welcome to the stage DJ Republic!
Once a month we’re going to showcase one of our fabulous live bands so you get to know them a little better. You’ll get to learn more about the band, some fun facts and much more so by the time you’ve finished reading, you may just have discovered the perfect act for your wedding, party or function! We’re going to kickstart our showcases with one of our most unique function bands for hire, DJ Republic…
“Getting to make a living out of what you love is by far the best part of being a musician.”
Who are DJ Republic?
A relatively new act, DJ Republic are a live music sensation! Fusing everything you love about live function bands and DJ’s, this 4 to 8-piece outfit will mesmerise and excite you in equal measure. There aren’t many live bands out there that do what DJ Republic do and none of them does it as well. Get ready to dance yourself into oblivion with the biggest tunes in town with this high energy, unrelenting musical explosion!
Let’s delve a little deeper…
DJ Republic are one talented and popular function band for hire so let’s sit down with their frontman and bassist Craig and discover more about this unique act, how they came to be, what life as a professional musician is really all about and much more…
Tell us a bit about your background and DJ Republic
Hey, I’m Craig or Baggy (originally nicknamed after the iconic Madness Track ‘Baggy Trousers’). I started my musical career as a session bassist performing with some of the UK’s most renowned artists including Westlife and ’80s icons Then Jericho. I then decided to have a break from that world and founded DJ Republic which was an exciting collaboration between some of the best young instrumentalists of our generation. We wanted it to be an act that would perform at high profile weddings, events and festivals across the globe and that’s what’s happened!
What’s a typical working day for you?
The day always starts with coffee (obviously!) while checking through the morning’s emails. While the afternoon consists of organising new songs, websites, photoshoots, video shoots or preparing for upcoming events.
What do you love about performing in DJ Republic?
I love performing in DJ Republic because of its ecstatic frenzies and overwhelming thrills, its blissful senses of delirium and gratitude, and its handfuls of post-show depression. From the moment we arrive at an event to the moment we leave, everyone is almost as excited as we are! Not to mention we get to perform some of the most iconic songs of all time too!
Why did you choose to become a musician?
Music was the first thing I wanted to pursue when I was a kid. My father was very supportive as he was a musician himself and once I was able to hold an instrument, I started lessons and started playing music. Music will always be my first love.
What are the best and worst aspects of being a full-time musician?
Getting to make a living out of what you love is by far the best part of being a musician as well as the travelling and seeing the world. I could definitely take or leave the 5 am get ins though!
What’s been your all-time favourite show?
We performed at the 21st World Scout Jamboree for HRH the Duke of Cambridge and 50’000 scouts from around the world. One of the best gigs of our career to date.
If you could do anything, what would you do if you weren’t a musician?
Tricky question, performing in some form I guess. Acting, dancing, anything with a stage. All would be a decent alternative but nothing beats performing live music.
What’s your ultimate holiday destination?
A remote island swimming and fishing all day.
What’s your ideal way to spend a day off?
Exercising, spending time with my family and getting out into nature.
What do DJ Republic have on offer for your event?
A great little interview with Craig and a fascinating insight into the world of a professional musician. Feeling like you’d like to know more about DJ Republic? Read on…
Band line up and booking options
DJ Republic usually arrive ready to wow you and your guests as a compact four-piece complete with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Check their videos to glimpse what we’re talking about. They bring the party to any venue, any event, any time with stellar performances, excellent equipment and a professional attitude.
Their line up consists of lead female and male vocals, bass, guitar, trumpet and DJ but you can add violin, saxophone, backing singers and even percussion to wow your guests some more. DJ Republic have a host of other booking options so speak to us to find out more about this stunning function band for hire. As with all our acts, DJ Republic can provide PLI and PAT certificates and can perform with sound limiters.
“The day always starts with coffee (obviously!)”
Prices start from £1850 for the four-piece and their heart-pounding 2-hour live show. DJ Republic offer bespoke services so speak to us about bespoke packages and pricing.
In demand dance floor tunes
DJ Republics repertoire is varied and ever-changing but tunes that dance hungry crowds ask for time and again include 24k Magic, Love Yourself, Can’t Stop the Feeling and Don’t Start Now. DJ Republic are always happy to listen to your song suggestions and will try their best to put a unique DJ Republic spin on any tune.
Happy customer reviews
Enjoy some of the many fantastic reviews this new function band already has from their adoring clients!
“A hugely professional, competent and individual band able to cater for everyone’s needs. They organised everything with the venue leaving music arrangements stress free on the day and worked hard to have everyone up and dancing. Have recommended to all my friends looking for a function band.”
Jess Grainger – Function, London 2020
“Just a quick note to pass on my thank yous to DJ Republic please for helping make our 20yr event a big success.”
Helen Duncan – Corporate event, Brighton 2020
“They were an excellent DJ band, we had such good fun and the dance floor was absolutely packed, which was a testament to how good they were.”
Steph Claires – Function, London 2020
“Cannot recommend these guys and girls enough. They played at our wedding and the dance floor was packed from start to finish in the evening! They get everyone going, we had so many compliments from our guests. Even my grandad was on the dance floor with his tie round his head, can’t think of a better compliment than that. Thank you so much for being amazing guys. Everyone loved you.”
Harry and Sian Boss – Wedding, London 2020
Take a bow DJ Republic
Many thanks to Craig for taking the time to chat with us and if you’d like to know more about this incredibly popular and unique function band for hire, click here!
Come speak to us
Are you still struggling to find the perfect live entertainment? Have a look at our wedding bands and corporate entertainment or come and speak to us, we’re available 7 days a week 10 am to 10 am and can design the perfect live entertainment to blow your wedding socks off at a great price. Speak to our friendly, expert professional musicians via phone, email, text or live chat.
Thanks and check back in a month for our next showcase with live wedding band extraordinaire Blue Eclectic. Oh, and if you enjoyed this showcase or know someone who would love DJ Republic please consider sharing.
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