DJ Les Smith - profile 01/07/2001

:::::: DJ Les Smith ::::::

My first night as a DJ was in 1982 when I was asked to fill in a night at the Terminus Cabaret in Brisbane when the resident DJ was tragically killed in a plane crash. I enjoyed the experience so much that I stayed as a resident DJ at that club for 13 years. From there I played at all of Brisbane gay clubs until 3 years ago taking a residency at the Wickham Hotel where I am still in residence today. I am only aware of one other DJ in Brisbane who has been spinning in the clubs for as long as I have been. During all these years I have noticed a marked change in the style and direction of dance music.

My style of music has traveled down many roads over the years from disco to hard house. I currently present an eclectic style that encompasses house, trance and commercial dance. As I firmly believe that a DJ is present in a club to entertain the punters and not themselves I tend to play a diverse range of music to satisfy the various styles of dance music that my clientele demands.

I have played at numerous gay dance parties in Northern N.S.W as well as numerous parties from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns as well as on some of the Great Barrier Reef islands. I have also played at Queensland:s Sleaze Ball for the last 6 years as well as the Queens Birthday Ball for the last 17 years. The Queens Birthday Ball is the longest running gay party in the world having just presented its 40th party several weeks ago.

You can catch me at the Wickham Hotel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

::: 01/07/2001 bio via http://www.aliak.com/content/brizbeats010701-dj-thorium-lei-dj-anthony-m...

DJ Les Smith's current profile can be found at the The Wickham Hotel profiles page

here's a couple of questions & answers from The Wickham's profile page :

>> Started at The Wickham?
1995

>> Other venues and dance parties worked at?
AFTER 22 YEARS OF DJING THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY TO LIST THEM ALL BUT THE MAJOR ONES HAVE BEEN;
TERMINUS NIGHTCLUB - BRISBANE (RESIDENT DJ 13 YEARS)
OPTIONS NIGHTCLUB - BRISBANE (RESIDENT DJ 5 YEARS)
TROPICAL FRUITS PARTIES - LISMORE / BYRON BAY (FROM 1997 TO 2004)
BIG GAY DAY - BRISBANE (2001 THROUGH 2004 INCLUSIVE)
QUEENS BALL - BRISBANE (1986 THROUGH TO 2004 INCLUSIVE)
SLEAZE BALL - BRISBANE
WET DREAMING - BYRON BAY (2000 THROUGH TO 2002 INCLUSIVE)

The Wickham's profile page archived:
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