Founder DJ A.C.Knell first took to the scene in September 2002 by getting involved with Plectrum Radio; an instant hit with fellow students and staff at Sussex Downs College in Lewes. As a big fan of BBC Radio 1 he used the influences of Chris Moyles and Scott Mills to create some entertaining broadcasts diversifying from what was originally a Rock-based radio station into all genres of music!
A.C.Knell was then approached by the landlady of a local pub to begin hosting a student night at The Volunteer Inn, Lewes. Any money he made from the student nights went towards investing in a good quality PA system, lights and music.
In 2005, his passion for Broadcasting and Entertainment was taken to the next level when he began training as a Radio Presenter at Farnborough College of Technology. A.C.Knell then worked on daytime broadcasts for ECHO 106.8 airing to the county of Hampshire and reading the Travel News on County Sound Radio 1566MW, sister station to 96.4 The Eagle based in Guildford.
June 2007 saw the opening of Savannah Cafe Bar, Haywards Heath and A.C.Knell became their first Resident DJ, hosting an array of events from Fancy Dress Discos, Club nights, Karaoke Competitions and Charity Fundraisers. A.C.Knell was key to the bars survival constantly packing the bar out on his nights, whilst a recession loomed around the corner.
Summer 2008 A.C.Knell graduated at the University of Surrey in a BSc (Hons) in Media Production. After working in the America for 4 months at a kids summer camp in up-state New York, A.C.Knell returned to the UK to be booked out for Weddings, Birthday Parties & Karaoke Events across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Hampshire.
In July 2009, A.C.Knell became resident DJ at Belushi’s & St.Christopher Inn Nightclub in Brighton and has been partying there every Friday Night for 4 years.
Orange Square Bar in Haywards Heath have also accommodated A.C.Knell Entertainment for their themed events from Karaoke, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
As an experience Marketing professional during the day, A.C.Knell currently works during the day as Head of Marketing & Ecommerce for luxury bedroom retailer And So To Bed Ltd. Formally he managed a Multi-million pound advertising account as Head of Marketing for Tempur UK Ltd.
In January 2012, A.C.Knell was approached by Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger from Channel 5’s Cowboy Traders to DJ for a wedding at Hever Castle for a couple who had their wedding plans destroyed by a rogue trader. Happy to help out, he provided his services to the couple and the TV programme aired in the spring of 2012. Details of our involvement are featured on the Channel 5 Suppliers website.
Meet the team
A.C.Knell has since employed a team of the best entertainers with one mission in mind; to provide a good quality service at a venue near you!
To find out more about the team click on the following names: