My name is Tom Norridge. Born in Oxford at a time when the phone was still on a wire and music was on vinyl, I am a fun-loving, cheerful individual who loves to bring joy and happiness to this world and I have been working as a mobile DJ since 1994.
My love of music was strongly influenced by my parents who were and still are great music lovers. I grew up with a diverse range of music including The Beach Boys, The Clash, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Joy Division, The Jam, The Who, Tom Robinson and many, many others. The stereo was constantly on at home and has led me into music from a very early age!
I have spent my entire adult life working as a mobile DJ. I consider myself very lucky to be doing a job that I love – which is now my full time occupation. For many years, I had also worked as a HGV driver during the day until 2012. Hence I am no stranger to travelling when it comes to going the distance to entertain you and your guests. I still like to keep my hand in driving lorries and still work the odd day as a freelance relief driver.
My love of music and keen interest in sound, lighting, and everything electrical has helped me gain the skills, knowledge and ability to really please a crowd at any event big or small.
When I’m not performing, other interests include food, real ale (I do love a good pint) as well as being into everything electrical and lighting related in a big way! I am proficient with a soldering iron, know my wiring inside out which in turn keeps my equipment in first class condition with an untarnished safety record. Call me a geek if you like. Apart from that, there is nothing like a good bike ride once in a while and an even more occasional dip in the pool. I am one of those rare chaps who doesn’t follow football, although when the subject is approached, I can bluff it by replying with ‘Did you see that ludicrous display last night?’ If anyone asked me who my team was I’d probably say Oxford United. They’re my home team and they did win the Milk Cup in 1986 but I couldn’t tell who any of the players are, and their ground is next door to Oxford Science Park.
The biggest thing of course, is music! I eat, drink, breathe and sleep it which includes lots of radio listening so I can keep an ear out for new releases and rediscover the odd classic which I can then share with the audience at the next gig.
Please feel free to call or email me for a chat anytime! Or add me on Facebook! I look forward to both the opportunity and privilege of performing for you and your guests and making your event an experience to remember.