MATT MAY

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Matt May has made a successful career from DJ'ing working for corporate, independent operators, one off events and 2012 Matt was made a Tour resident for the world renowned Ministry Of Sound playing at various venues all over the U.K.. He sets the standard in music quality and professionalism and above all, still enjoys the job as much as he did when he first started.

Matt’s career started in the mid 90’s working for small independent clubs in and around his hometown of Birmingham. It was here that he crafted his DJ'ing skills, learning to mix on vinyl, playing all genres of music and using the mic. Shortly after, he was given the opportunity to work at Exile Discotheque and this is where his career really kicked-off. This then lead to a move to the 2000 capacity purpose built Utopia nightclub in Reading.

At Utopia, Matt started as the in house Sound and Lighting technician and Warm-up Dj and then progressed to main resident Dj for 5 years. Over those 5 years, he worked with some of the industries biggest names and was involved in countless world-renowned events. The club ran a varied range of promotions from Housework and Disco Inferno, to full on Uni parties.

In 2000 Matt was on the move again to a brand new bar/club - Brannigans on the riverside at the Oracle, Reading. This was going to be a steep learning curve for him as the venue hosted lots of live events, Bands, Guest Dj’s, live radio link broadcasts, and Celebrities PA’s on a regular basis. His hard work and enthusiasm lead him to become entertainment manager and resident Dj at this flagship club which was the companies busiest and most successful venue operating 7 nights a week breaking all company records for revenue.

In 2005 it was time to move on and Matt started 2 mid week sessions at Reading's new venue, Q club. Within a very short period of time he took a big part in helping the club go from strength to strength to becoming Reading's busiest venue. The largest success story at the club was the night " The Aviators", which quickly became the top destination for students every Monday night. Many have said that Matt's skills as a DJ, dedication and professionalism on the job lead the night to greater and greater success, still running today as the most successful student party in Reading, which is now called Entourage Project which has new promoters and has been totally re-established Monday nights During this period Matt also worked in Croydon on Thursday's, Air & Breathe in Dartford on a Friday and Saturday's in Uxbridge.

In November 2005 he was offered the main room residency at Air & Breathe in Dartford, which he did for 6 years whilst doing many other venues on various nights including the Syndicate Bristol, Stonehouse Herts, Pacha London, Carbon London and is now touring various venues in the U.k as a Ministry Of Sound Tour Dj.

Over the years Matt May has gained a great knowledge of music and a thorough understanding of a club's operational methods including acute marketing skills and an overall perspective on what makes a club successful. When he works at a venue, Matt isn't just a Dj who turns up, plays his set and then goes home but instead he is always keen to go that extra mile and get involved in various ways to ensure the club/nights are able to achieve as much success as possible.

Matt doesn’t like to type cast himself into any particular genre of music as he is an extremely versatile DJ who can adapt to different situations, venues and crowds. He is able to play a vast variety of genres with one thing always in mind - pleasing the crowd and ensuring everyone has a great night.

This experienced DJ/Entertainer has been very fortunate to meet many great people along the way and has been part of many busy venues, working with countless international PA's, celebrities and Dj's. DJ'ing has always been Matt's life and passion and he prides himself on making a successful career out of it, always being extremely reliable, hard working, motivated and easy going.

2012 he was made a Ministry Of Sound tour resident and now tours regularly flying the flag for the world Famous MOS !

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