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@ Village Hall, Bishop Wilton nr. York

Saturday 21st May 2022

Mary Doolin (Bride)

Fabulous service , great at communicating, very professional and helpful, would 100% recommend this guy for a wedding infact any special occasion.


@ Bedale Hall, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Saturday 23rd April 2022

Sarah and Peter (Bride and Groom)

Thank you so much Darren for providing the disco for our wedding evening. All our guests had an amazing time and found it wonderful that they could request their favourite songs to dance to. I danced all night. I have always recommended you and will continue to do so in the future. Thank you again. 


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Saturday 16th April 2022

Steph Comerford (Bride)

Darren was brilliant from the very beginning. He was quick to respond to my original email and even called me personally to discuss what we wanted. He was very well priced and he kept us up to date on when our balances were due. He contacted us the week before and asked if we had any requests or tastes we would like to be played at our wedding. He was more than accommodating of all requests both before the evening and the evening. Darren is brilliant and I would highly recommend him. He brought all his own equipment and he was more than professional. Would definitely use again. 


@ Starbeck Working Mens Club, Harrogate

Saturday 19th March 2022

Ian Pickard (Groom)

Fantastic Night

Darren is a true professional, listened to my requests and kept everybody entertained with excellent music. Would recommend highly and would use again.


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Wednesday 24th February 2022

Jess Farrell (Bride)

A fantastic DJ for our wedding!

Darren was amazing! The booking, us having to rearrange multiple times, communications, setting up and the actual hosting of the night was all seamlessly delivered. We didn’t have to worry about anything as Darren had it all under control. His liaison with the venue was perfect. Our dance floor was never empty as he accommodated everyone’s requests. We will certainly use Freedom Discos, Sound & Lighting again and will be recommending to all!

Thanks again for the best wedding party we could have asked for!

Children's Birthday Party

@ Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall

Sunday 13th February 2022

Katy Burnham (Child's Mum)

Darren did my some birthday, and he was brilliant.  He kept the kids entertained, so apart from the food portion of the party, I didn't have to do a thing. He also included my sons song choices based on a film he loves, with regular songs that get them up dancing.  Thankyou Darren.


@ Blackwell Grange Hotel, Darlington

Saturday 12th February 2022

Sian Dingwall-Burne (Bride)

Darren was amazing for our wedding. Everyone had an amazing night and were up dancing! I have had loads of comments from guests saying that the DJ music was great and that they all really enjoyed the evening! Would highly recommend!


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Saturday 2nd October 2021

Natasha and Paul Flintoff (Bride and Groom)

Darren came highly recommended to us by Thief Hall and boy were they right.

From booking we had several email correspondence to put together a few song requests and allowing him to put together a wedding playlist for us.

The service we received was just brilliant from turning up on the Friday morning just to go over bits with us and planning where to set up to the night where the great songs just kept on coming with the dance floor barely being empty (apart from when my husband made a song request).

Darren even put up with everyone making song requests and playing them keeping the guests happy and up dancing.

We can’t thank you enough for keeping our dance floor full and allowing guests to have an amazing time after the hard months of covid. Everyone 100% had a great time and blew of some steam.

Thank you is not enough but thank you!!!

From the new Mr and Mrs Flintoff


@ Danby Village Hall, Danby nr. Whitby

Saturday 25th September 2021

Natasha Flintoff (Bride)

Darren was absolutely amazing, we had the best night for our wedding all our guests were dancing and had the best time. Thoroughly recommend! Absolutely made our night!

80th Birthday Party

@ St Francis Social Club, Middlesbrough

Friday 10th September 2021

Emma Paling McGough (Daughter of Birthday Boy)

Professional, Friendly, and great DJ.  What more do you need?  Highly recommended.

Virtual Easter Disco

@ Home, Streamed Online, for Schools in the area

Thursday 25th March 2021

Emma Summersgill (FOSS Staveley School)

On behalf of FOSS and the children at Staveley School I would like to thank you for giving your time and the children a great time at the disco on Thursday – from what I hear the parents enjoyed it as much as the children!

My 2 (Oliver and Amalie) were kept entertained and it was lovely to do something a bit unusual yet safe.

Many thanks again Darren,

Looking forward to our Halloween disco

Kind regards, Happy Easter, Emma

7th Birthday Party

@ East Thirsk Community Centre

Sunday 15th December 2019

Anna Wright (Child's Mum)

Hi Darren, we just want to thank you again, yesterday was wonderful, everyone really enjoyed themselves and parents were all really impressed with you. So a huge thank you to you all round.

School Disco

@ Aiskew and Leeming bar CofE Primary School

Thursday 15th November 2019

Rebecca Oliver (Friends of Aiskew and Leeming Bar School)

Just wanted to say a huge thanks for tonight's disco. The kids had great fun. It was lovely to see them all dancing and getting involved with the games with their friends.

60th Birthday Party

@ Harrogate Hockey Club

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Trish Lee (Birthday Girl)

Brilliant. Used Darren for my 60th birthday party. Darren turned up early to set up. Played all we asked. Would definitely recommend

Thanks Darren


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Saturday 5th October 2019

Emma McConnell (Bride)

Darren was amazing for our wedding! No request was too much for him! We also have a young cousin who wants to be a DJ and Darren let him have a look around and press play! Very accommodating and such a nice guy! The quality of the sound and other equipment was fantastic! Very highly recommend!

5k Charity Fun Run

@ Bedale Park, Bedale Hall, Bedale

Sunday 29th September 2019

Claire Mosby (Halcyon Trust for Steve Walsh)

Yet another event with Darren Kirk performing as MC, this time to a 5k event. Excellent comparing skills encouraging a great atmosphere as always, Darren can tailor his style to any type of event, we will be booking again!

6th Birthday Party

@ Community Hub, Thirsk

Sunday 22nd June 2019

Andrea Barker (Child's Mum)

We hired Darren for our daughters 6th birthday party. Darren totally kept the children entertained with games/competitions. Would definitely recommend! Thank you Darren, they all had a fab time!


@ Worsall Village Hall, Nr. Yarm

Sat 3rd August 2019

Sam Gibson (Bride)

Absolutely brilliant dj, such a lovely man, we couldn’t recommend enough, perfect music, dealt with requests of the kids, fitted in with our white theme on the stage, the guests danced the night away & we had the most perfect day. Thankyou so much

Bedale Scouts and Guides Community Festival

@ Bedale Park, Bedale Hall, Bedale

Sunday 9th June 2019

Bedale Scout and Guide Group

We want to give a huge shout-out to Freedom Discos, Sound & Lighting ! Owner and absolute legend Darren Kirk once again donated his time, skills, and equipment to Bedale Scouts & Guides Community Festival, and we couldn't do it without him!

Not only did Darren donate his whole day, he also worked with our performers - Chris Pritchard, and Bedale Primary School Singing Club - ahead of time to ensure that all their tracks were lined up and ready. As a professional compere, he kept our packed running order on track, and made sure all our stallholders, sponsors, and supporters got lots of announcements. Darren is a highly sought after talent, and we are incredibly lucky to have his generous support!

We'd also like to thank Blacksheep Brewery, who once again provided their Events Wagon, upon which Darren could work his magic.


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Saturday 8th June 2019

Bethany and Thomas Chalk (Bride and Groom)

Hi Darren,

Just want to say a huge thank you to you for providing the music last Saturday at our wedding. the first dance mix was perfect and something we will never forget. we couldn't have asked for a better DJ who was very understanding and approachable. The music you played helped create the evening we wanted and couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is looking for a DJ.

Many Thanks

Beth and Tom

30th Birthday Party

@ Pitcher and Piano, York

Friday 31st May 2019

Katy Holmes (Birthday Girl)

I just wanted to let you know how fantastic you were DJing at my party, both with reading the guests and keeping everyone up dancing. I've had a lot of comments about how good you were. I will be recommending you to many people.

4th Birthday Party

@ Yarm Road Methodist Church Hall, Stockton

Sunday 19th May 2019

Sarah Butler (Mother of Child)

Would highly recommend. Loved how Darren interacted with the children and played games. Children particularly loved the prizes!


@ Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa, Otley

Sunday 21st April 2019

Megan Cartwright (Bride)

Thank you for DJing our wedding! The Music was to everyone's taste and everyone danced all night!

Engagement Party

@ Southern Cross, Marton, Middlesbrough

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Zoe Bowdler and Robert Dowson

Hi Darren, just want to say a huge thankyou for Saturday night. You were brilliant thankyou. Zoe & Rob.

18th Birthday Party

@ Northallerton Working Mens Club

Friday 18th January 2019

Ewan Bell (Birthday Boy)

There was a great variety of music for everyone to enjoy, nothing was too much trouble when asked for certain songs. He made sure everyone was having a good time, I would highly recommend Darren for any events!

18th Birthday Party

@ Northallerton Cricket Club

Saturday 5th January 2019

Jennifer Lawn (Mother of Birthday Boy)

Thank you so much for your disco expertise. Everyone commented and how the music, lighting, sound and interaction interlinked. A great help towards our party for our 18 year old son.

Santa Street Party

@ High Street, Northallerton

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Julia Robinson (Northallerton BID Manager)

Great person to work with, happy to help and very professional. FIVE STARS *****


@ Sandburn Hall, Flaxton nr. York

Saturday 10th November 2018

Mary Ogilvie (Bride)

Highly recommend Freedom Discos! My guests and myself danced all night from before 8pm for 5 hours because the tunes and atmosphere were banging ! Great wedding DJ ! X

18th Birthday Party

@ The Watermill, Carlton Miniott

Friday 14th September 2018

Fiona Acheson (Mother of Birthday Boy):

Booked Freedom Disco for an 18th birthday celebration and can highly recommend. Prompt and clear communication from the off set, easy payment options. Catered for the ‘lively’ audience very well and helped them enjoy the party. Reliable, efficient and flexible with arrangements. Highly recommended!


@ The Saddle Rooms, Coverham, nr. Leyburn

Saturday 18th August 2018

Jennie Hales (Bride):

Absolutely brilliant Darren was amazing at our wedding I highly recommend him. Had everyone up on there feet played a real good mix of music to cater for everyone. If you having a party, event or function I can't recommend freedom discos enough!!! Thanks Darren xxxx


@ Thief Hall, Thornton-Le-Moor

Sat 9th June 2018

Michelle and David (Bride & Groom):

Can't thank Darren enough for the amazingly awesome wedding disco. Helpful in the planning stages too so we had no stress as he liaised with the Ukele and Ceilidh bands and worked seamlessly. Definitely recommend. Perfect entertainment thank you


@ East Harsley Village Hall

Sat 23rd Sept 2017

Tom and Vanessa (Bride & Groom):

Hi Darren,

Thanks so much for your efforts on Saturday - you really helped make the day a great success. It felt like we had a full production team managing sound and lighting for all our different setups, but it was only you! It all flowed so well.

We particularly appreciated the unprompted spotlighting for the speeches - it was perfect.

Jo Caulfield & Jan Ravens Comedy Evening

@ The Forum, Northallerton

Sat 15th July 2017

Peter Dixon (Funny Way To Be Comedy):

Just a quick note to thank you for looking after Jan and Jo so well on Sunday. Jan sent me a very nice note to say how everyone took such care of them - all so warm and friendly. I thought the show sounded great too.

Thirsk School Prom

@ The White Rose Hotel, Thirsk

Wed 21st June 2017

Helen Butler (Teacher at Thirsk School):

Wow Freedom Discos!

You even managed to get the non movers & non shakers onto the dance floor at our Team 17 prom.

It was a brilliant night and the music you played was a hit with all our students....great to see them letting their hair down.

10/10 Darren

Thank you once again

RAF Leeming Summer Ball

@ The SGT's Mess, RAF Leeming

Sgt. Dawn McWhirter:

I wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday night, you were excellent and really made our night. By far you are the best DJ we have had at one of our events and I will certainly be recommending you in the future.

Children's Party

@ The WI Hall, Romanby, Northallerton

Kate Staines (Child's Mum):

Thanks for a great party this afternoon. You had the kids enjoying themselves from beginning to end and they loved the tunes you played - and the games of course! A couple of parents were asking where I found you, so hopefully you'll get some more bookings soon. Thank you for your attention to detail and hard work to ensure our party went well.

Theatrical Themed Wedding

@ The Forum, Northallerton

Bethany Mankowski (Bride):

Thank you so much for all your hard work, skills and patience. You were really attentive to all of our requests and you made the venue and stage look wonderful, atmospheric and pretty (as well as helping the night run smoothly). I really wanted the reception venue to be a surprise for my partner on our wedding day. I loved the moment he went to take a preview of the main hall and came back beaming!

Meg Febian-Peacock (Mother of the Bride):

Thank you Darren for all your sterling work at the wedding reception, you coped so well with a lot if different demands. The music, the lights, the disco, terrific. Thank you for your patience and hard work.

Guy Mankowski (Groom):

We just hired freedom discos for our wedding. The most attentive, professional and dedicated disco service ever, filled all the gaps with professionalism, was accommodating and played brilliant tune after brilliant tune. Incredible value for money. Our guests said they had the time of their life and Freedom Discos deserve the praise for that! Thanks Darren

Charity Night

@ The Riverside Club, Bedale

Claire Mosby (Event Organiser):

Hi Darren, thank you so much for making last night such a success for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Song choices were fab and the games were absolutely spot on - you really made the night, thank you!!! See you again soon.

Kirkby Fleetham Feast

Alison Booth:

What can I say, you played a blinder on the Feast Show Day with you as MC during the day and with the Disco on the evening, Thank you so much.

The compliments I have received about the Feast are very gratifying and this can only be accredited to team work, for which you played a big part, so once again, thanks.

Dave Tollerton-Hodgson:

Thank you for your invaluable support and assistance at this years Firework Display. Obviously you worked hard with the timings that we supplied in order to fit the very appropriate and inspiring music to the display. You took a lot of weight off the organisers this year and for this we are indebted. Rest assured we will be looking to engage your services next year. Thank you again for an outstanding and professional job.