DJ Richard Mills, Professional MC & DJ for your wedding or special event
About DJ Richard Mills
DJ Richard is the owner and operator of ShowPro Ltd. He was born in Wales in 1967 but has lived in New Zealand since he was a baby.
Richard is an avid snow skier, fisherman and scuba diver and keeps his family and friends well stocked with crayfish and other fresh seafood. He is a keen photographer, enjoys running, cycling, reading, driving and of course, listening to music.
He is passionate about electronic equipment and you can rest assured that all of his DJ gear is the very best that sensible money can buy! 18 months employed in a top-end HiFi retail boutique has meant that Richard has an extremely critical ear for quality sound.
DJ Richard is an enthusiastic committee member of the Wellington Audio Association, administrator of the Wedding Professionals of New Zealand Facebook Network and committee advisory member to the UK Wedding DJ Association.
You can often see him at functions stepping out into the crowd to listen to the music and adjusting it achieve the best possible fidelity. DJ Richard is also a moderator on the Entertainment Forum of New Zealand’s top Bridal and wedding website, the NZ Wedding Planner. He is also one of only two New Zealand graduates of the Marbecca Method Advanced Master of Ceremonies Workshop.
Richard is also the Managing Director of ShowPro Ltd, promoter and organiser of the Wedding Dreams™ Bridal Expo, which was an upmarket wedding show in Wellington. With nearly quarter of a century in the wedding business, Richard’s extensive list of contacts in the wedding industry and in-depth knowledge of creating successful events make him the ideal fit for creating this unforgettable event.
About ShowPro (Formerly Award Entertainment)
Since early 1986, Richard has entertained crowds up and down New Zealand, as well as overseas. In 1985 Richard was recruited by Hamish Catto, who owned and ran a successful and very busy multi-operator DJ company called Visions Discotheques, which operated from Lower Hutt near Wellington. There were often over 10 Visions Discos DJs out on any given Saturday night, and Richard learned from all of them before performing his first ever solo gig as a Disc Jockey, at a 21st birthday party in Lower Hutt.
With literally hundreds of great events now performed for happy clients all over the country, you can relax and enjoy your night, wherever it is. In 2007 Richard became one of New Zealand’s only 100% full-time mobile DJs and MCs and is thriving on the challenge of supporting himself with the career he loves.
For your event Richard will typically entertain for up to six hours without a break, carry a huge diverse range of great original songs and can vary the style of music to suit the occasion. As each event is different, the night can not be ‘play-listed’ before-hand, so at all stages Richard works hard to accurately read the crowd and play accordingly. As far as songs are concerned, he carries all of the old favourites right up to the latest dance tracks.
Your appropriately-attired, confident and eloquent ShowPro DJ will ensure that your function is entertained with both energy and dignity to ensure that the night is unique and one to remember with a smile.
The DJ equipment is entirely owned and maintained by ShowPro to ensure complete familiarity with the operation of each and every component. Electronics designed with professional use in mind rather than domestic appliances are used to ensure the utmost quality and reliability. The lighting (if required) is dynamic, modern and discreet and you’ll find that the sound system has great clarity, yet offers plenty of punch when required. Feel free to browse the ‘Equipment‘ section to view some of the lighting and sound equipment currently in use.
ShowPro is a proud founding member of the DJ Association of New Zealand (DJANZ), an organisation which was created to improve the standard of mobile Disc Jockey entertainment and to provide an assurance of professionalism and ethical behaviour to event organisers. DJ Richard is happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks again for your interest!