THE hits just keep on coming for an Andover-based wedding DJ who recently scooped yet another industry accolade.

Alan Marshall gained nationwide recognition at the Wedding Industry Awards after being put forward by couples he has worked for both locally and across the country.

Earlier this month, at the special awards ceremony at Café de Paris, in Leicester Square, London, he was awarded ‘highly commended’ in the Wedding DJ of the Year category – the third UK-wide award he’s received in as many years.

“I am feeling blessed to have won an award in the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards for the third year in a row,” said Alan.

“To win once was amazing but three times, all because I get to help couples have the wedding days they dream of, completely blows me away!”

Alan had previously been named ‘highly commended’ in the same category back in 2018, before winning the coveted national DJ of the Year award outright at last year’s event.

And at the end of 2019 he was named Wedding DJ of the Year for the South Central region for the third time in a row, meaning he has now completed back-to-back hat-tricks of industry awards.

Unlike many awards, the Wedding Industry Awards are voted for by newlyweds who’ve recommended their suppliers based on their experiences, rather than solely by a panel of judges. Over the years Alan has worked to build a reputation with those newlyweds for providing a service that he believes is far removed from that of a stereotypical wedding DJ.

“My style of being a wedding DJ is driven by emotion,” he said, “as like a great love story, the day has a beginning, middle and end, so the music also has to reflect this.”

Alan has a busy summer coming up, but before then he’s off to the United States where he’ll be working hard to take his wedding DJ experiences to the next level.

“Being the best doesn’t just happen,” added Alan, “it’s the combination of many years of training and developing my knowledge and performance, to deliver more than the stereotypical wedding DJ.

“The training this year will include a two-day Gold level Marbecca love story workshop to enhance the popular love stories I can deliver as one of the highlights of my couple’s wedding day.

“I also have a fabulous year of weddings coming up which I am excited about although I do have a few dates still available.”