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Beware of the Trolls

Trolls

Image source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sammy-sultan/what-to-do-with-internet-trolls_b_3707933.html

What is an Internet Troll?

The traditional meaning behind a troll was always depicted as an ugly cave-dwelling creature or monster. This is also true to this new meaning the “Internet Troll”, whom personality is reflected by this description of a troll.

Sadly myself, have been a victim of Internet Trolling on a community group on Facebook recently. With the Internet now being an increasingly popular way for people to express their opinions about individuals and businesses, this sort of activity can be potentially damaging and hurtful to those that try and make a living through trading or operating their business or personal activity online.

Why is “trolling” bad?

Like any business, we take great pride in our positive reviews. We even welcome negative reviews if someone has had a bad experience to help us develop our business and learn from previous mistakes. After all, we are all human and we cannot be perfect all of the time.

Don’t be mistaken, trolling is not a form of customer/client voicing their review of something. Trolling is where someone attacks a business or person with no justification or reason behind their attack. Often this results in vulnerable people; especially in this day an age (whom try to maintain a popular impression online), to be driven to drastic events.

Sadly, I have read so many stories in the news, in which children have committed suicide over heartful comments in some of these attacks:

Can you kill yourself already?’ The vile online messages from internet trolls ‘that led girl, 16, to hang herself

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2246896/Jessica-Laney-16-committed-suicide-internet-trolls-taunted-told-kill-herself.html

Lucky for me, I grew up when the Internet had only just been invented and the Social community (or anti-Social in this case) did not exist until recently.

So bullying was often an exchange of nasty words verbally; rather than written down to a whole community of strangers to see, read, share or like with their peers. The viral affect caused by these “internet-bullies” can be far more damaging these days than a few nasty words.

What leads people to “troll” others?

We will never know the real reason to why people have to express so much hate for another person. Sometimes this could be down to jealously, due to someone’s success or perhaps they may just have a personal vendetta against them or even in some cases, just a random unprovoked attack.

What can be done to prevent being trolled?

Report it to the community administrator, police (yes that’s right it is now a criminal offence to be a Troll) and if you know who that individual is you can file a “gagging order” with your Solicitor/Lawyer to prevent any slanderous content appearing about you on various channels.

In some cases you may not be able to identify who the Troll is as they often try and hide behind a computer screen (often behind a fake profile or alias) to stop themselves getting caught with no thought on what damage they can do to that individual or business. Luckily for the victims, these individuals are being exposed for spreading hatred by the authorities all the time and punished for their crimes:

Twitter Trolls Jailed For Sending Abusive Tweets

Read more: http://news.sky.com/story/1200521/twitter-trolls-jailed-for-sending-abusive-tweets

So to anyone else that has encountered similar sort of problems, follow our advice and rise above the comments as they are probably jealous of what a wonderful person you have become.

Speak soon!

A.C.Knell

A new residency

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since my last post, however things have been might busy at A.C.Knell Entertainment HQ.

I am excited to announce I will be starting another residency at newly opened Penny’s in Burgess Hill. On the site where former Mooch @ 76 used to be (76 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9AS), Penny’s was opened by a friend of mine on Saturday 12th July 2014.

Penny's Burgess Hill

General Manager Naomi Penny opened the bar after tragically losing both her mum and dad to cancer. The opening night saw a massive £500 raised for St Peter & St James Hospice; a charity very close to Naomi’s heart.

Penny’s are offering something very unique to Burgess Hill with a wide selection of cocktails, great food (got to try the cakes) and a great selection of live music.

As well as providing our support with their marketing, I will be starting this Friday (every Friday throughout August) playing a selection of chart & dance anthems from 9PM to get you set for the weekend. I hope you can join me there this Friday or any other Friday in the summer.

Karaoke will also be on the first Thursday of every month. For more details about all the events held at Penny’s be sure to check out their Facebook page.

How did we do?

Like any business, reviews and positive feedback are key to their survival. It is always in their best interest to provide a great service and experience to their customers.

At A.C.Knell Entertainment we strive to treat each gig we perform at as the best ever to ensure the crowd have an enjoyable and fun experience.

Whether we are performing at a wedding, providing PA hire, Karaoke or music for a Birthday party or kids party we make sure it is an event you’ll remember.

Reading some of the testimonials on this website is a positive sign that we are doing something right. 😀

We take great pride in our Reviews and if we have hosted an event for you recently, we want to hear about how we performed for you.

 

ACKnell 10% discount

Feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook page or write a comment below and you will be entitled to a 10% discount off any future party bookings…

Spice up your Friday Nights…

Are you a bar or nightclub owner looking to breathe some fresh air into your venue? Want to draw in a crowd and need some lively entertainment or a new Resident DJ with the expertise to do so…

We are currently offer a special Residency Rate for Friday Nights and with over 11 years experience in mixing across various venues in Brighton and Sussex, look no further than here:
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Be Happy in 2014

January – normally a month that most people dread, spent too much money at Christmas, feels like a lifetime before you’ll get paid from work and nights out are usually a little bit quieter this time of year!

However in 2014 we have kept in good spirits – especially after the success of Pharrell Williams chart-topping song “Happy”.

What an amazing song to start of the year, combat those January blues and even BBC Radio 1 did a Happy Week feature recently to help turn that frown upside down.

Well, we thought we would jump on the bandwagon too and offer some Happy offers for you throughout the fantastic year ahead that is 2014.

Check out our Happy promo video and keep on smiling about some of the great offers we can provide for an event near you!

Bye bye Belushi’s

Belushi's Brighton logo

Sadly after 4 years at Belushi’s & St.Christopher Inn in Brighton, I will be spinning the decks here for the very last time. It only feels like yesterday when I first stepped into the bar after my good friend Josh Hunt contacted me about a new exciting night he wanted me to play for… Where it all began! The nightclub is situated on the seafront across the road from Brighton Pier which made it a prime location for a popular evening spot.

Coyote Muy Loco

Coyote Muy Loco at Belushi's Brighton

Coyote Muy Loco at Belushi’s

Table top dancers, fire-eaters and House music saw a wild start to your Friday Nights which bought a niche market to the venue.

June 2009 saw my first gig at Belushi’s and the start of great things to come!

Josh continued to run promotions for the night for a year and shortly. I then hired in a promotions team to help promote the night and bring it to new heights… rebranding it to Friday Night’s Muy Loco!

Friday Night’s Muy Loco

Friday Night’s Muy Loco saw our dancers get people up on the dance floor and party like there was no tomorrow.

Friday Night's  Muy Loco at Belushi's Brighton

Friday Night’s Muy Loco

The £1 Wildshooters went down a storm and saw the night getting busier week after week. A diverse crowd from Stag, hen parties and corporate parties would often join in the fun.

General Manager, Russell Newby was so impressed that I began running other nights such as the Belushi’s Christmas Eve’s Snow Party and New Years Eve for 2 consecutive years!

Brighton was still lacking some decent mid-week entertainment and fellow DJ Meesta Sleeps and I came up with the idea to host an Eighties night for an older clientele as well as fans of this genre of music. This is when Back to the 80’s was born.

Back to the 80’s

Back to the 80's at Belushi's

Back to the 80’s

In February 2012, Back to the 80’s bought all the commercial hits of this era to Belushi’s in Brighton every Tuesday Night. As well as the great tunes, we also setup a retro Nintendo Entertainment System (NES Games console) for people to relive some classic gaming from this era with titles like Super Mario Bros setup each week.

This soon became Brighton’s biggest Eighties night running for nearly a year!

Sadly in November 2012, we saw the end of Friday Night’s Muy Loco and the beginning of Friday Night Floorfillers!

Friday Night Floorfillers

Friday Night Floorfillers

Friday Night Floorfillers

Still with the same music policy as it’s predecessor, Friday Night Floorfillers drew in the crowds looking to celebrate the start to their weekend. Next Friday 28th June, sadly marks the last gig that I will be playing at Belushi’s in Brighton and I have many fond memories from all the staff and friends made during my 4 years there.

I would like to thank you – the crowd for being a fantastic support and Russell Newby for giving me the opportunity to entertain you all over the past 4 years and hope our paths cross again.

Memories from some of the nights can be found still on our Facebook pages (Friday Night’s Muy Loco, Back to the 80’s, Friday Night Floorfillers) or by visiting the Belushi’s photo gallery…

I hope to see you all next week as I plan to go out with a bang, in the meantime I have left with you with a 30 minute mix I have put together in memory of the good times at Belushi’s…

A new edition to the family

A.C.Knell with daughter ChloeToday I am proud to announce that Chloe Jessica Knell (our latest team member to A.C.Knell Entertainment) was born today at 5:38am weighing a healthy 7lbs and 11oz.

Well done to Gemma for being fantastic through the birth… only 4 hours in labour, very lucky indeed!

We look forward to spending lots of sleepless nights with the little one.

I will be back behind the decks again next weekend and look forward to sharing lots of pictures with you all.