DJ, Music consultant and merchant of good times.

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A little about DJ Charlie Villas

DJ, music consultant and merchant of good times. Sydney-based DJ Charlie Villas will curate your dream soundtrack to make your event come alive!

DJ Charlie Villas’ obsession with music and DJing began in the mid 90s when she was handed her very first funk vinyl by a friend. This gesture spawned a disco and soul record collecting frenzy until eventually she’d saved up enough pennies for a pair of decks and started rocking house parties. Before long Charlie was presenting her own radio show called ‘Soulicious’ on Bondi FM and writing album reviews and pop culture articles for Oyster Magazine and former hip hop publications; UBM and Request Magazines. This opened the doors to DJing at many of Sydney’s well-known hot spots over the years including (the former) Good God Small Club, Newtown Hotel, Imperial Hotel, Marble Bar, Green Park Hotel, Miss Peaches, The Bearded Tit and The Cricketer’s Hotel (she holds a monthly residency at The Bearded Tit – named ‘Time Out Sydney’s 2016 Best Neighbourhood Bar’) A consistent presence at Sydney’s festival events, club nights and a much loved personality at queer parties, Charlie has expressed her versatility by playing slots at Sydney Festival Village, Sydney Festival Wrap Party, Sydney Film Festival Hub, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Synergy Percussion’s ‘Taboo’ at the Australian Museum, MCA’s ‘Art Bar’, El Loco at the House, Heaps Gay, Wine Island Festival, Pineapple Republic and Spirit of Soul Festival. On the international front, she was invited to play sets in 2016 at The Glory, London (one of London’s legendary queer pubs) and at Le Comptoir Général, Paris, a music and cultural space dedicated to exoticism, And in 2006 she had her own weekly event at (the former) Madame Fling Flong in Newtown, Cha Cha’s Salon, a night devoted to reggae, afro beat and latin rhythms.

Charlie’s public persona is strengthened by cutting her teeth working with some of Australia’s most influential music businesses. This includes many years as Music Director at SBA Music, producing tailored music playlists for corporate clients. Her music consulting and programming talent led to a role with Universal Music Publishing in the sync team, working alongside advertising agencies and music supervisors for Film & TV. The experience has driven her passion for all kinds of music genres and with a deep love of soul music in various forms, her sets are a journey through soul, disco, boogie, R&B, latin, reggae, dancehall, new wave, global rhythms through to re-edits of classics.

 

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Weddings

Booking the right wedding DJ isn’t just about the music, it’s confidence, knowing that you will have someone to help craft the perfect atmosphere for your dream day.

It’s a big decision, we get it! DJ Charlie Villas will work with the happy couple to create a bespoke sound for your wedding that you will love. Her wealth of experience, fun personality and personal service sets her apart, it will make your event stand out as a unique experience. How? It starts with a free consultation to best understand your wedding needs, this covers music choice as well as PA requirements (DJ equipment, PA or lighting if required). Bookings can be made for the reception or the entire event. Charlie will then put on her Music Director hat and curate a personalized selection based on your key song choices and genres (and of course, be available for requests if called for on the day). With her ability to read the crowd, DJ Charlie Villas will ensure you and your guests are taken on an unforgettable, musical journey and will match music according to each important part of your wedding day. She will ensure those finer details are taken care of, first dance or flower toss songs etc. What’s more, the event setup time (up to one hour) is included in the package. If your venue isn’t equipped with a PA or sound system, DJ Charlie Villas will provide PA suitable for small-medium sized weddings. For any larger-sized weddings, she is happy to organise (at no additional cost) a quote to hire PA or lighting through her network of the best PA suppliers in town. She can liaise the best price on the couple’s behalf and communicate your needs to the supplier to ensure the ideal equipment is fitted out for your wedding, according to the amount of guests, type of venue, through to careful consideration of any particular PA requirements that you may have. The PA hire fee typically includes labour costs, so the PA company will deliver, set up, pack down and collect the equipment at the completion of your event.

DJ Charlie Villas has been blessed to DJ at Sydney’s most renowned and gorgeous wedding venues such as Australian Technology Park, Boathouse in Manly, Carriageworks, Grounds of Alexandria, Gunners Barracks, Miss Peaches, Oatlands House, Quay Restaurant, QVB Tea Room, Sergaent’s Mess, Sydney Dance Lounge, Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel and Wylie’s Baths to name a few. She’s also travelled out of Sydney to DJ at beautiful spots like Collit’s Inn, Driftwood Shed, Hopewood House and Woodville School of Arts.

DJ Charlie Villas will make yours a memorable affair, delivered with the style, creativity and professionalism that has made her an industry staple. More importantly, DJ Charlie Villas is a Sydney wedding DJ that caters to unions of any persuasion – gay or straight and would relish in being a part of your special day. Get in touch to tee up an initial chat and scroll down below to check out her sample wedding mixes!

Standard packages include:

Personal Consultation

Labour fees

DJ Equipment

Travel & Transport (NB: travel fees may apply for any weddings outside the Sydney Metropolitan area)

PA Equipment

Customised playlists according to your tastes

Wedding mixes

This Old Heart Ditties

Put your wedding guests into cruise mode with this mix of Motown gems, girl group and classic soul/ jazz favourites. Background tunes to suit during canapés or dinner and to make the oldies tap their feet!

Love Lift-off

Here’s a taste of some bangers for the dancefloor! It’s time for your love (and party!) to soar with fun, party tunes that will appeal to all ages… from disco, pop, new wave, 90s R&B and newer fare.

Honestly we cannot thank you enough for being the VERY BEST DJ there ever was!!! The crowd chanting for more and more.. and man we would’ve been psyched to dance for hours to your amazing tunes! You are incredible and we are just trying to work out another way to get you to play another set for us!! Big love x x x

Alyssa & Ace

Charlie is an absolute LEGEND!! We found her by chance and struck gold. We had the best day ever, and all thanks to Charlie and her awesome tunes. She went out of her way to meet up with us, and went into a lot of detail with what kind of vibe we wanted. She’s very professional and responded to my emails really quickly, a must for a busy bride. Charlie was the talk of our wedding and would highly recommend her to anyone.

Nics & Pete

Charlie was a total dream boat to work with! She was able to customize a set for our wedding based on the genre and a few example artists/songs we gave her as a guideline. Her care and commitment to detail made every song perfection! The music at our wedding was wonderful, it set the tone and had everyone on their feet dancing the night away! The best part about having Charlie as your music maestro is the big smile and good vibes she exudes!

Erin & Noah

Charlie was absolutely amazing!! From our first contact with her we knew she was going to do a great job DJing our wedding. Charlie took the time to get to know us and our tastes in music and we confidently left the rest with her. On the night, Charlie got our wedding guests on the dance floor and made it very hard for them to leave, as each song was such a hit!! On the night and to this day we still get comments from our wedding guests about how great our DJ and the dance floor was! Thank you so much Charlie, could not recommend highly enough! 

Katy & Robbie

We had such a great night, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the great tunes! We will definitely be recommending you!! Michaela Piper - APN Outdoor

THANK YOU for the amazing music! You really hit the nail on the head from my ambiguous directions. You also managed to make the oldies dance.. now that’s amazing!! Charlene Sin - TBH

Corporate

Whether it’s an event to impress your clients or the launch of a new store, DJ Charlie Villas is on hand to make sure your event is a raging success!

DJ Charlie has amassed a huge music collection over the years, a love of a broad range of music styles and from years working in music programming roles has given her the innate skill to curate music for any kind of audience. Her approach is hands-on, collaborative and involves a direct consultation to ensure the client’s needs are understood and met – from the event’s objective and programme, clarity on the brief and importantly, who will be attending the event. DJ Charlie Villas is an events DJ who will make your event memorable, delivered with the style, creativity and professionalism that has made her an industry staple.  She is experienced in curating soundtracks for small through to large-scale corporate events and will go that extra mile to research any special requirements for themed-based music in order to produce the perfect playlist. If your venue isn’t equipped with a PA or sound system, DJ Charlie Villas will provide PA suitable for small-medium sized functions. For any larger-sized events with over 100 guests, she is happy to organise (at no additional cost) a quote to hire PA or lighting through her network of the best PA suppliers in town. She can liaise the best price on the client’s behalf and communicate your needs to the supplier to ensure the most suitable equipment is fitted out for your event, according to the amount of guests, type of venue, through to careful consideration of any particular PA/AV requirements that you may have. The PA hire fee typically includes labour costs, so the PA company will deliver, set up, pack down and collect the equipment at the completion of your event.

DJ Charlie Villas is an exclusive recommended DJ for Fresh Catering’s renowned venues, Theatre Bar At The End Of The Wharf, Carriageworks and the MCA for corporate events. Past clients include: past-clients

Standard packages include:

Personal Consultation

Labour fees

DJ Equipment

Travel & Transport (NB: travel fees may apply for any corporate functions held outside the Sydney metropolitan area)

PA Equipment

Customised playlists

Music programming

Looking for a music programmer to drive the sound of your business, branding venture, marketing or advertising campaign?

DJ Charlie Villas offers a range of music programming services, with expertise collaborating with business and marketing professionals to define their signature sound. Armed with music and licensing knowledge, DJ Charlie Villas has programmed music for household brands including Woolworths and National Australia Bank, as well as fashion retailers (Marcs, Cue) and international clients (MGM Grand Hong Kong). The right music programming is proven to drive sales, retain customers and motivate staff.

Find out how a passion for providing targeted music branding and consultation services can help your business.

Get in touch today!

Mixes

A Mardi-Gras inspired mix featured on 2SER FM’s ‘Jumping The Gap’ show on March 4th, 2015. Featuring the legends and divas of disco from Sister Sledge, Donna Summer, Diana Ross through to Sylvester, did I say more glitter anyone?
Time to don your quiffs and gingham dresses guys and dolls! This mix features the biggest names in Rhythm and Blues from Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry and Etta James through to new, exciting artists like Kitty, Daisy and Lewis and JD McPherson recreating the nostalgic, jukebox sound.
Throw in a generous dose of Erykah Badu, a smattering of Jilly (from Philly) Scott and don’t forget to add some Amy Winehouse, Q-Tip and Lauryn Hill and there you have the perfect recipe for Cookin’ Soul.
Feel like jumping? Reggae, cumbia, dancehall and tropical heaters from the likes of Major Lazer, Toots & Maytals, Dawn Penn and Sean Paul. ¡Vamos a bailar!

Friends of DJ Charlie Villas

Gigs

Upcoming Gigs

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Thanks for getting in touch!

M: 0405 198 185 E: hello@djcharlievillas.com

Contact

If you’d like DJ Charlie Villas to play at your next event, please get in touch with as much information as possible, including:

Your name, phone number, email, date, location of the event and how many guests are attending, and any other special requests you have (whether you require PA, lighting, etc.)

We look forward to hearing from you! x

FAQS

Music

Can I choose music?
Yes absolutely! During our initial chat about your event, we can run through your music tastes and what kind of crowd will be attending your event. Putting together a song list for the entire night isn’t necessary (after all, this is my job!) so with just a handful of your favs and a style guide, from there, I will compile you and your guests one kickass, memorable soundtrack!
Do you mix the songs?
As a DJ you have to be able to read the room well. I normally mix songs from one into the next as I see fit, using a range of techniques, either by blending, beat matching or cutting straight into a new track. If I see the crowd are in absolute ecstasy over a song, then I’ll let it play out for as long as it needs to.
Do you take requests?
I’m happy to take the occasional request during your event however, that’s where our initial chat is really important to gage what the music brief is. On the night, I will use my discretion where necessary if I feel a song won’t be appropriate or will kill the vibe on the dance floor!

Music

Do you bring your own equipment? What kind of equipment do you bring? Do you play vinyl?
I only use industry-standard DJ and PA equipment. I no longer play on vinyl for practical purposes…I need to save my back! I have a digital DJ set-up which is a Macbook Pro laptop and Traktor S4 controller. If the venue isn’t already equipped with PA or speakers suitable for DJs, I’m happy to provide the PA. My PA gear consists of QSC K10 speakers, which are suitable for small-medium sized crowds. For larger crowds (100+ guests) or bigger venue spaces, I normally recommend additional equipment (whether it’s extra speakers or a subwoofer to boost the bass frequencies) The client covers the cost of any extra equipment hire and I’m happy to help tee this up through my extensive list of PA contacts in town.

Bookings

Pricing
Generally, pricing is based on an hourly rate, however other factors apart from the booking time are, whether I’m providing the PA for your event, labour (set-up/pack-down) any travel involved or if the job require research and extra sourcing of music (for eg cultural music).
How do I book for my event?
Please check out my Gigs calendar on the website to check for availability or shoot me an email: hello@djcharlievillas.com to see if I’m available on a particular date. Typically, peak wedding seasons fall during March-May and then from September-November, not to mention summer event bookings (corporate or special events) occur from November-onwards, so it’s best to get in with your inquiry stat during these times! Once the initial event info is discussed and pricing confirmed, I require a deposit to lock in the date for your event.