A versatile professional with boutique musical stylings and a specialist at setting
the right mood for the moment
Music is an important element for any special occasion and The Knave is an expert at tailoring you a variety of music to enhance the atmosphere. His wedding & function selections consider your particular event, with the versatility to suit social mingling with cocktails & canapé's, dinner settings, romantic moods and through to wild dance floor good times!
The Knave provides a boutique DJ experience, playing music that spans genres and eras, from the classic & popular to infectious, groove-tinged retro. With years of experience as a DJ and MC, he's learned to read the room, keep his eye on the vibe and when the time is right - get that dance floor jumping! (See testimonials below!)
The Knave's DJ career has seen him open for international touring bands, organise dance parties & perform festivals and venues around the world. He is host of the "Five Miles To Midnight" Radio Show on WFMU's Give The Drummer Radio - streamed live from Melbourne to New York City and beyond every week. He has also been a popular show host on both Radio Active FM and PBS 106.7FM.
With his vast collection of vinyl records found in his travels around the world, he is also perfect for themed events such as a 70's Roller Disco, a Tropical Island Lieu, A Night In Havana, A 1950's Dance, 80's Flashbacks or a Jazzy Mobsters Ball!
The Knave takes bookings for festivals, nightclubs, private functions, events and weddings.
Packages include a free consultation to discuss your musical preferences and optional P.A hire and MC duties.
Get in touch to discuss your event and organise a quote.
Popular Party Classics Spanning All Decades
• Funk & Disco • Soul • Jazz & Lounge • Cuban & Hispanic Grooves • Jump Blues • Rock •
50's Boppers • 60’s Swingers • 70’s Groovers • 80's & New Wave • 90's and more!
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
COCKTAIL & DINING DELIGHTS
Latin and tropical flavours, groovy Jazz with a touch of vintage Blues and 60's Popcorn.
SOUL SHAKEDOWN SAMPLER
Groovin' & Uptempo 60's Soul. A quick snippet of a few rekkids in the crate.
FUNK & DISCO CLASSICS
When it's time for the dance floor, these are the grooves to set the night on fire.
My wife and I had the privilege of having The Knave DJ our wedding a few weeks back, and were very impressed by his set on the night. We wanted a mix ranging from Rock and Roll, Northern Soul, Disco, Funk, 80s Pop and some classics, but didn't want it feeling like you didn't know any of the songs that were playing. The Knave hit the nail on the head. A fantastic mix between the hits, but also throwing in the odd unknown number, however it always flowed amazingly. We also gave him the hard task of playing some 50s and 60s Italian classics, and even a touch of Calabrian folk music, which he completely accommodated for. I highly, highly, recommend The Knave for any function, and will be gladly commissioning his services again in the future.
M & M CUMMAUDO / MARCH 2019
“The Knave was a thorough professional, with a sense of fun at the fore throughout the day. The mood was perfect, as he accommodated our requests prior to the event and proceeded to meet and exceed our expectations with the perfect mix of his inspired selection. The Knave's authenticity shines through and his infectious passion for music was a highlight of our day."
M & D GOODCHILD / MARCH 2018
"We had The Knave play at our wedding and he was awesome. Communication throughout all the prep was second to none, and The Knave kept us posted on everything we needed to know. He also made our dance floor an awesome 60s freak-out! Loved it!"
LEO EDUARDO / NOVEMBER 2018
"We engaged The Knave as DJ for our recent wedding in Melbourne. This turned out to be the best decision we made for our memorable day as he was enthusiastic and the dance floor was always rockin’. He was also our MC and he did an awesome job of following our script at times and ad libbing it at others. The evening flowed nicely with a perfect mix of music to eat and chat by and music to dance to. We would recommend The Knave to anyone planning a wedding or other special event."
J & S PETRIE / NOVEMBER 2016