Events I Am DJing At

Below is information of just some events that I am DJing at – this is not a finite list, and does not include every event I am DJing at (e.g. the many events and corporate functions where I am privately booked). However these are just a ‘few’ of the events in the UK and abroad that you can catch me at at some time in the future. I hope that you can join me at one or more of the events, and that you will share the details with your friends. Thank you in advance.


Second Sunday Salsa Ilford Christmas Party  –  Ilford Sports Club, 3 Cricklefield Place, Ilford, Essex IG1 1FY, UK (Directly behind the Isaac Newton Academy)  –  Sunday 9th December 2018 from 2pm-6pm

Funky Friday – Meza East (Formerly the Stratford Theatre Royal Bar), Stratford Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN, UK –  Friday 14th December 2018 from 8pm-12 midnight


Join me for ‘Funky Friday’ where the emphasis is to hear the very best classic Funk, Soul & Jazz-Funk. Entrance is FREE and the food and drinks are sold at regular Pub prices.

Salsa Chillout  –  Marconi Sports & Social Club, Tydemans, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9RX, UK  – Saturday 15th December 2018

All-Stars Salsa Christmas Party – All Saints Church Arts Centre, 122 Oakleigh Road North, Whetstone, London  N20 9EZ, UK  –  Friday 21st December 2018 from 10pm-1am


Saturday Salsa Christmas Party  –  Meza East (Formerly the Stratford Theatre Royal Bar), Stratford Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN, UK –  Saturday 22nd December 2018 from 8pm-12 midnight


Join me for ‘Saturday Salsa’ where the emphasis is to hear the very best salsa & Latin music. Entrance is FREE and the food and drinks are sold at regular Pub prices.

The ‘Dance The Turkey Out Of The Belly Party’ with DJ’s Gilly and Hughie – Meza East, Theatre Royal, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN, UK –  Saturday 29th December 2018 from 8pm-2am.

Join us for the ‘Dance The Turkey Out Of The Belly Party’ where the emphasis is to hear the very best classic soul, funk, rare groove, reggae and other big peoples music’. Entrance is absolutely FREE and the food (sold until around 9.30pm) and drinks are sold at regular Pub prices.

Luxury Soul Weekender – The Grand Hotel Blackpool, North Promenade Sea Front, Blackpool FY1 2JQ, UK  –  Friday 4th January 2019 – Sunday 6th January 2019

Salsa Northwest UK Congress  –  The Grand Hotel Blackpool, North Promenade Sea Front, Blackpool FY1 2JQ, UK  –  Friday 10th May 2019 to Monday 13th May 2019

Stepping Out Against Dimentia 4  –  The Green Room, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Camberley, Surrey GU16 9NX, UK  –  Sunday 25th August 2019 – All Dayer In Aid Of Charity

Isle of Man Salsa Festival 2nd Edition – Best Western Palace Hotel & Casino, Central Promenade, Douglas IM2 4NA, Isle of Man  –  Friday 27th September 2019-Monday 30th September 2019

Bolsoul 5 – The Luxury Soul Week – Elaphusa Hotel, Bol, Island of Brac, Croatia – Saturday 12th October 2019 – Saturday 19th October 2019 – The great late Summer jam![0]=68.ARAipC5DzZCNNdtdA15siMyJYXuRi9rNeKeHIJgV7BSIMGdqrqL4fAxobc6CnMxDvxl8fVj5H8vHy2-wzYk_l5mAMJMnr92quishPTIAXZyNjTzDOI9pyJCyy6hfKavV7BX4L-BKNY6NTmtDhf6hT7C87i5iwEMFsqXMlp1Z34kKdRS7bhdM

DJ Hughie – Live on every Sunday night from 8pm-10pm (UK time)

Hello Guys,


Hi Guys,  
Every Sunday night from 8pm (UK time) I host the 2-hour long ‘Mixed Bag Radio Show’ on ‘Jazz Funk Soul Radio’ (also known as JFS Radio, or JFSR) – see
The show is called ‘The Mixed Bag’ as you will hear a mix of the very best mix of salsa, Latin, soul, and jazz with a splash of mambo, bachata, reggae, gospel music and much more.
To listen live click on then click on the ‘LISTEN via PopUp Player’ button and you will be streaming live.
You can also stream to mobile devices via the ‘TuneIn Radio’ App. Simply open the App and type in ‘JFS Radio’ and you will be streaming live.
Even if you miss the live show, you can listen to the podcasts at any time….no fuss, and no logging in. Just go to
If you choose to listen I hope that you enjoy!
Coming to you live from JFSR Towers!

DJ Hughie – Live on every Wednesday night from 10pm-12 midnight (UK time)

Hello Guys,


Hi Guys,
Every Wednesday night from 10pm (UK time) I host the 2-hour long ‘Latin Explosion Show’ on Colourful Radio ‘’. 
On the show you will hear the very best salsa, Latin, mambo, bachata music and more.
To listen live click on, then press the play button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Even if you miss the live show, you can listen to the podcasts at any time….no fuss, and no logging in. Just go to




The last regular SUNDAY SALSA IN THE CITY event was the last Christmas party held on SUNDAY 14 December 2014

My guest that night DJ Johnny Gee and I played 100% salsa flavours all night to a packed house – it was a fabulous event. I want to thank all of the DJ’s who had played a part in this fantastic night out over the previous 3 years, including the following:

DJ Johnny GeeDJ Julian The DukeDJ SteevoDJ Mauricedj-cruz-croDJ PaulitoDJ Lee Joseph                       JOHNNY              JULIAN              STEEVO           MAURICE         ROBERT           PAULITO           LEE

I wish to thank the manager of The Nomad Club in the City of London, Steve Burke and his crew for letting me host these overwhelmingly successful events – I could not have done this without you! Check out my current events on this website and I shall see you somewhere soon!

Berties 08.08.2013



You can email me at should you wish to discuss this website, music, or to book me to DJ at your salsa, soul, Latin, reggae or any music event. Alternatively you may just want to correspond with me in general.

I can travel anywhere in the UK or overseas to DJ at your event so please feel free to contact me to confirm my availability.

To Facebook me just click on the link

I shall respond as soon as I can thereafter, and you may want to leave your name, telephone/mobile number, and a message regarding the nature of your enquiry.

Thank you in advance!

DJ Hughie


DJ Hughie at Turntable

DJ Hughie…………..the story so far!

I have had a natural love of music, which I have possessed since I was a toddler. I am (just) a little bigger now, and I love all forms of music with a melody.

I have been DJing since 1981 when a friend had an emergency at a party, and had to leave to borrow a back-up amplifier after the one he was using had blown. There I was left to hold the fort using the underpowered household amplifier, a roll of insulation tape, a box of scratched vinyl 7 inch singles and 12 inch albums (thankfully my copy of ‘1000 Volts Of Holt’ was in good condition), 2 very disturbed turntables, a temperamental mixer, an unsteady trestle table, and the wobbly floorboards in the rear room of a Victorian house in East London which caused the records to jump every time someone walked into the room, let alone when people were dancing.


This gave me a flavour for even more, and my music policy was, and still is to play the highest quality music including salsa, Latin, classic soul, neo soul, rhythm & blues, gospel, funk, jazz, rare groove, jazz-funk, two-step chillers, mambo, bachata, merengue, soulful house, world music, reggae, ska, rocksteady, zouk & lovers rock.

Growing up, my absolute favourite genre of music was 1970’s soul. However growing up in London during the 1970’s, there was a dearth of any black music to be heard on the radio unless it was Motown or Stax.

The only way to listen to the music that I loved was for me to hit the few clubs that were sprouting up around London and the Home Counties including the occasional foray to the early days of the Caister soul weekender in Great Yarmouth (Suffolk).

The pirate radio stations of the 1980’s were playing the very best quality black music around at the time. This eventually led to me having my own radio show on the pirate station ‘Radio Horizon’. I also completed a 3 year stint presenting a hospital radio soul music show.

I had my first salsa dancing lesson during January 2001 (I wish to thank J for that), and I have been a regular dancer on the salsa scene ever since. My first salsa DJing gig was during 2005, courtesy of Nathan of Salsa Buzz, and I have since played at events both in the UK and overseas, and have not looked back since.

Here in the UK I have played for many promoters including (in alphabetical order):

4 The Love of Dance, All Stars Salsa, Bar Salsa (London), Bless the Funk, Bless the Funk Afloat, Bolsoul, Club Cubana, Crossbody Leads, Essex Latin Festival, G & G Salsa, Isle of Man Salsa Festival, Jersey Salsa Slam, Latin Collective, Latinfest, Lazeeee Sunday Salsa, Let’s Go Salsa, Luxury Soul Weekender, MamboCity, Met BPA, Para Bailar, Salsa Cascara, Salsa Chillout, Salsa Fever, Salsa Fun Therapy, Salsa Mish, Salsa Nation, Salsa North West UK Congress, Salsa Sensacion, Salsa Sensation, Salsa Shine, Salsa Slam, Salsa Smile, Salsa Sundays, Scottish Salsa Congress, Second Sunday Salsa Ilford, Suffolk Salsa, Sunday Salsa in the City, Taste the Groove, Theatre Royal Bar Stratford, Turntable Salsa, United Soul, We Love Soul, Wheatsheaf Soul Sessions & many more……the list could go on!

I have had the pleasure of DJing at many events overseas including the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Doha, Qatar (Rocca, The Grill, & the Santa Monica Breakfast Club), the Bijolo Beach Hotel & Club Poco Loco in Senegambia (The Gambia), Bolsoul on the island of Brac (Croatia), Salsa Slam (Jersey) and many more.

In addition I have DJ’d and MC’d a large number of private events on 3 continents (I have been very lucky!)

I listen to salsa, Latin, soul & jazz (funk/fusion) music most of the time, and I now DJ at all kinds of events including several soul and salsa weekenders & events.

I host the very successful weekly radio show called ‘The Mixed Bag show’ on ‘Jazz Funk Soul Radio’ on a Sunday night from 8pm-10pm (UK time).

I also host an equally successful weekly radio called ‘The Latin Explosion Show’ on ‘Colourful Radio’ on a Wednesday night from 10pm-12 midnight (UK time).

You can also stream the podcasts of my most recent radio shows on both radio stations by clicking the following link:

I invite you to visit my website regularly to keep up with what I am doing!

DJ Hughie

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