EVENT & PARTY DJ HIRE
Who is he?
The Knave is a one of a kind selector, who's unique style spans genres and time to deliver a fusion of open format grooves to flip any crowd into a frenzy of smiles & good times on the dance floor or to set the mood to perfectly compliment your event.
Tailoring the music to the event - This professional Melbourne DJ spins Funk & Disco, Groovin' Popcorn & Soul hip-shakers, Rock & Indie, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's & 90's Hits, Afrobeat, Jazz & Latin grooves, Eastern Rhythms, Hip Hop, House & Electro, along with Retro and Classic Hits across the decades of modern music. He delivers a tasty party punch of beats and rhythm that has something for everybody and is a themed event specialist!
He is host of the "Five Miles To Midnight" Radio Show on WFMU that streams live from Melbourne to New York each week and has also been a popular host on both PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne and Radio Active in Wellington within his 15 years of broadcasting.
In his seasoned experience, he has travelled NZ and Australia performing events & festivals, supported international touring acts, organised & promoted his own dance parties as well as playing club nights in Japan, Spain & the USA.
... ok and what's he been up to?
Highlights have included performing main stage of The Harvest Festival 2011 & 2012 alongside Portishead, Beck, The Dandy Warhols, Santigold, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane, Sigur Ros, TV On The Radio and The Family Stone.
DJ support slots have included opening for Peaches, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Battles, The Kills, Connan Mockasin, Gang Of Four, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Le Tigre, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, The Breeders, The MC5.
Australian tour with Shihad on their iconic albums tour.
Indie Stage DJ for Wellington's Homegrown festival.
Creator of Melbourne's stompin "Shack Shakers" dance parties, feature of PBSFM's iconic Soul A Go-Go events and regular around the hip and swingin nightspots of Melbourne.
PACKAGES TO SUIT YOUR STYLE
DJ Packages include PA hire and everything needed to make your party come to life, with options for MC duties, Pro Dance Floor Intel Lighting, Wireless Microphones, Smoke Machines and more.
As an experienced Events Coordinator & Entertainment Consultant, he's happy to answer your questions, offer advice and help you work out what's right for your event & generally assist in making the process easy and stress free.
All bookings include a consultation to discuss your event in detail and can assist with booking Musical Acts, Various Performers, Photo Booths, Dry Ice, Photographers, Videographers and Event Coordination & Event Planning
Listen to the music!
Your event music is personalised to suit you and your guests and covers a wide range to ensure everyone is tapping those toes and the dance floor is smokin'!
All DJ bookings include a consultation to discuss and ensure the musical brief is correct.
Here are just a few examples of some of The Knave's specialised mixes to dance, mingle or dine to.
For a range of sample playlists including 70's, 80's, 90's Hip Hop and Rock
THE GOOD TIME DANCE FLOOR GET DOWN!
Just the name says! A mix of killer soul that moves hips. Groovin' & Uptempo Soul classics to satisfy.
COCKTAIL & DINING DELIGHTS
Relaxed music perfect for earlier in the evening and
setting a fun & romantic atmosphere for dining.
Latin Boogaloo and Tropical Flavours, Groovy Jazz with a touch of Vintage Rhythm & Blues and 60's Swing.
VINTAGE BEATS, BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND
A journey through vintage eastern rhythms!
Action movie themes for driving fast and fighting, Jazz greats to admire, Bollywood funk for the dance floor and psychedelic flavours perfect for sitting in a circle and passing the pipe.
Spanning India, Nepal, Pakistan and Iran these tunes have been hand picked to celebrate the fantastic and interesting array of music produced in this area in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
CLASSIC FUNK & DISCO FIRE
A selection of 70's Funk & Disco favourites for when "one we all know" is in order.
SOUL SHAKEDOWN SAMPLER
Groovin' & Uptempo 60's Soul. Fun records for soul fans
An eclectic mix of tunes that have been the soundtrack to balmy nights, rooftop dance parties and beer gardens around Melbourne. A live vinyl set of Exotic Dances, Ethio Jazz, Dusty Funk, R&B Hipshakers and Disco
DIPPIN' DISCO SAMPLER
Afro Disco and Nu Disco Grooves with a twist of 70's cheese
A fun and kooky sampler mix of Vintage and Novelty Halloween Tunes.
Lost and rare vintage vinyl gems, Quirky Rock N Roll ghouls and a few classics thrown in the cauldron to make this a good Halloween all rounder.
Events The Knave has performed
The Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Melbourne International Film Festival
PBS 106.7FM's Soul A Go-Go
Titty Twister - Tarantino Themed Events
The Gangsters Ball @ The Forum
The Sydney Road Street Party
Australian Burlesque Festival
The Melbourne Food Truck & Momo Festivals
The X Air Games
Lo Jo Jive
The NZ Homegrown Festival
Waiheke Island of Burlesque Festival
Sweet! What can we book him for?
The Knave is currently Melbourne based, and can be booked for Festivals, Private & Corporate Events, Nightclubs, Bars & Weddings across New Zealand and Australia.
He specialises in themed events where he can get into costume or character and theme the music and is also an experienced MC and performance artist.
Hit the button below to get in touch, relay a few details about what you have cookin' and how he might enhance your event!
Logan DJ'd at our engagement party and he was absolutely brilliant!!
I cannot rate Logan high enough. He was not only organised and professional but also provided such a great selection of music. Everyone at the party has commented on how much they enjoyed the music all night.
I highly recommend The Knave for any function!
Kimberly / March 2021
Knave DJ’d my wife’s 40th Birthday at Crittenden Wine estate this Summer on the Mornington Peninsula. He was the consummate professional throughout all our dealings. He was well presented and enjoyable to relate to immediately at the party - he set the vibe early - and filled the dance floor for the last half of the night adroitly. Knave along with other aspects of the party - made my Wife’s 40th one to remember.
Max G / Jan 2021
What a fantastic DJ Logan was! He was so organised and very professional. Logan helped to make my celebration amazing. I’ve had lots of good comments about him from friends who were there on the night too. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Amanda / Jan 2021
We LOVE The Knave and his tunes, always having him play at events when we get the chance, as all audiences groove along guaranteed every time. Knave has featured at many of our larger events, is always professional and conscientious about working with the whole team to make sure its smooth sailing. Listening to one of his mixes as I type...!
Sheree - Director at Trucked Up Entertainment
I can’t rate this entertainer highly enough! I had 100 guests at a formal 50th birthday party. Logan was so professional oozing flair, furness and fun from the start to finish.
My biggest request for the night was to make sure he got everyone on the dance floor dancing the night away and having a great night. Logan excelled himself providing that with a wonderful selection of music with people (aged 16-76) not wanting to get off the dance floor. My family and friends ALL said they had the BEST night as they danced the night away.
Logan also created a birthday invitation for the night which was a singing telegram via email or a message on your phone with him as the wonderful Elvis, he was the most amazing tribute artist on the night performing for us many great Elvis songs.
Thank you so much Logan. You certainly have a lot of talent and I was the happiest person in the world on the night.
So to anyone out there reading this review, no need to look any further, you’ve found the man for you!
Justine S / Jan 2021
"We were very lucky to snag The Knave for our 30th wedding anniversary. He took care to understand our musical preferences and melded them with music that suited us and the demographic of our guests. Smooth sounds in the early evening morphed into great dance music as the evening wore on. Perfect ambiance all through the evening. Our guests were charmed. Highly recommended!"
SUE & STEVE / DECEMBER 2019