About Us

Family Owned

We are a family owned and run business since 1973 in its current format as a limited Company since 1983. We specialise in superior Mobile Discos and Karaoke for : » Corporate Events » Weddings » Birthdays » Anniversaries » Pubs / Clubs » Children’s Parties » And many more We hire out Digital Karaoke Systems. Disco equipment, Disco Lights. We can also supply Dance Floors and Bands. Please fill in the enquiry form on our contact page and we will contact you to discuss your function.

Our History

Back in 1973 two school friends started a Pirate radio station above a shop in Muswell Hill, Broadway. The equipment was basic and they were both dedicated to their radio shows. After 2 months disaster struck the GPO as it was confiscated their equipment. That was not the end many friends asked about them to DJ at their Parties. They quickly built a reputation for playing the latest music and entertaining the crowd.

The cost of purchasing Disco Equipment from Squires in Kentish Town was soon recouped and suddenly they were an overnight success. Those days of asking mum and dad to drive them to and from gigs are long gone as are the fal ranger DJ deck and the infinity screens with traffic lights.
1974 came both left school. One went into the Army the other went into his Family`s Dress making Business. Whilst in the Army One learned to play Drums.
In 1977 when he came back from tour of duty played drums in several punk bands and DJ`d in between at gigs. He started to learn about all sides of the Music Business.
He soon realised that the old style music distributor could not cope with the demand for this new music, this was when a pressing distribution and sales deal was struck with a major label. The love of the music business was then born.

The demand for mobile disco was growing and effective advertising led to up to 30 sets of equipment and 30 DJ’s all working for us.
The early 80s took their toll a bad recession , venues cutting back , lack of gigs, and time to rethink take stock and plan the future. Old Equipment needed to be replaced etc.
Reliable Discos Limited was then formed in 1983 as a family Business which it still is now. Living in Herts and working out of London gave the edge on having DJs in both areas being able to work locally.

The Mobile Disco business grew and then in 1987 heavy investment in the music business did not pay off. The Mobile Disco Business was still coping with changing from Vinyl Records to CDs. The Twin CD Player was born and we have only just stopped purchasing them last year. The Mobile Disco Business remained constant. A Training package for DJs was developed as was the Customer Experience ensuring Customers were delighted with the service.

Learning from this concentration was made on obtaining regular venues and Customers for the mobile disco business. We ventured into Hiring Disco Equipment which proved lucrative and less demanding. This continued and the Karaoke came and went then all of a sudden the Karaoke was back in 1996. We had to Invest heavily in CDG Karaoke systems and Discs. We tried several Digital Systems until in 2012 we found the Ideal Digital Player. This flourished and we had the luxury of employing a PR Company, from 1996 to 2001 this was again hit by another bad investment in the Music Business.

We learned again and then just concentrated on the mobile disco and Karaoke Company. The Internet meant a major change again. Declining Work, Price Drop ,High Competition from Amateurs and we had to work hard to keep our regular Customers. Pubs also were starting to close.
The World was changing, CDs were starting to become less as would be DJ’s used computers for their gigs downloading music from lime wire. Equipment has gone even more advanced with the use of I Pads and I Phones which dock into front end mixing interfaces.

For the first time being a DJ and having a set of music to play no longer was special.

Again a rethink, we then employed our own PR Lady who did an excellent Job in promoting the Company. We then came across something new , advertising we had always relied upon was not working. Around the same time we bought out 4 other operators and gained control of their websites. Harlow Mobile Disco and Wedding DJ UK. Hire Karaoke London and London Karaoke Hire.
We spoke to our peers who also were suffering the same. We benchmarked everyone we could and built a new Business Plan that is in place today.
Every Function is Bespoke, we will Price Match if need be and we will ensure Customers are happy with our Mobile Discos / Karaoke. We listen to what Customers Want.
We now have our own PR Guy who looks after the Social Media side of things and helps introduce new Clients to us. Our Advertising now is through Google and word of mouth. We have found a Niche Market in the UV Kids Parties for 12 yrs + no one else does these also our 2 Kids Party DJs are busy most days with functions.

Contact us 07950 891894

Dance Floor Hire

We hire both Starlit and wooden Dance Floors delivered, set up and collected most areas of London, Herts and Essex. Last Christmas our sister Company supplied a Wooden Dance Floor to The Guildhall in London. We actively market these on Wedding websites as the Ultimate Wedding Experience as a package with one of our Experienced Wedding DJs. Contact us / 07950 891894
Our Disco Equipment Hire Department now has the latest single Numark players, Berringer Mixers, USB mixers, Crown Amplifiers, OHM Speakers , Wharfdale Speakers, USB Powered Speakers and various LED Lighting Effects. Contact us on : / 07950 891894 / 07594 110296

Our Digital Karaoke Hire is very much in demand. Fast loading Digital players with choice of 22” monitors or 52” LCD TV. 16000 Karaoke Tracks including latest chart. Each system comes with 3 Microphones, PA System, songbooks. Request slips and free LED Lighting. Contact us on / 07950 891894 / 07594 110296
Our Mobile Discos / Hosted Karaoke Disco are very much in demand these days. Customers demand high quality and are starting to be aware of the cost of booking a cheap disco (these days 2 speakers a laptop and a light) we have heard about. We often get Hotels contacting us asking for a DJ on the night because the DJ the Client has booked does not have PAT Tested equipment or 10 Million Public Liability Insurance. We have saved the day and their Client has been impressed. When we ask the Client exactly how much they were being charged they say anything from £30 to £100.

Our Prices are more than this although we are competitive and in a lot of cases will price match.
We have been around for over 41 years, our Equipment is of Professional Standard and is PAT Tested and suitable for the purpose. More Information Contact Us: 07950 891894

Equipment Sales

We have lots of ex hire and ex used DJ / Karaoke Equipment for sale these now include
Twin CD Players, Powered Mixers , Speakers, Karaoke CDG Players , Powered Speakers ,
To name a few things we have. Contact US 07950 891894

SAFETY

The EHO and HSE have a healthy interest in Mobile Discos because of Accidents that have happened. Last year we spent 3 days proving to the EHO and HSE every item we own and task we do has a risk assessment and a yearly PAT Test. Items hired are Pat Tested before each hire. We were asked questions about safety checks on speaker stands, DJ Booths, Calibration of Test Equipment, maintainance records, wee disposal records, DJ training Records, method statements and safe lifting and handling , transportation. We Passed.
Equipment Repairs / PAT TEST
We are happy to arrange for minor repairs and can arrange PAT Testing if required 08950 891894

By personal design, delivering the perfect party soundtrack and DJ solution what ever the occasion.Our music, your choice, seamlessly blending the new with the old. Personality DJ playing the right music at the right time and interacting with the Crowd.
Events are not just parties that happen on a Saturday night, they happen everywhere and at all hours, every time you step into a restaurant, go to a club or attend a wedding or party reception.

Since launching in 1973 ,we have worked with and played for a range of clients whose diversity is matched only by their prestige. From parties for famed publications (Vanity Fair & OK Magazine) to corporate events for automotive companies (Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari) and to blue chip internationals (Sony BMG, EA Games, Barclays, BTVirgin) to name but a few. Our DJ’s play at all the best venues , Kew Steam Museum, Syon House, Hanbury Manor, Old deer Golf Club to name a few. We have built a reputation for skilfully blending the new with the old from all music genres and has thus earned a reputation for being a musical curator capable of creating the perfect atmosphere to suit the occasion or event. From helping you with wedding ideas for your wedding DJ, to helping create a great atmosphere for a private or corporate event.

Our Mobile Disco is featured in Rizzle Kicks Video

Company Information

Company Name: A1 Reliable Discotheques and Karaoke.
Email: a1disco@gmail.com
Telephone: 07500 314151.
Address: 132 Chase Way, London.
Postcode: N14 5DH.

This website is owned by Reliable Discos Limited Registered in England 1745373 VAT GB 455 2367 43.