Blog Written by Chaz – Purple Cherry Events DJ & MC
One of the questions we get asked more often than not is ‘How Did Purple Cherry Events Get Its Name?’
When I finished Uni back in 2005, I stopped DJ’ing for a few years to focus on my career but the fire was still burning inside me and back in mid 2009 I decided that I wanted to start DJ’ing again.
Gurdev, who is best known for his Dhol playing skills, and who is also a Purple Cherry Team Member, was setting up a Dhol Performance Group at the same time – now known as The Dholplayer Collective.
Gurdev would get enquiries for DJs as well as Dholplayers and would pass on bookings to me. Word also started to spread that I had returned to DJ’ing and I was also getting enquiries for Dholplayers. Naturally, I was passing bookings onto Gurdev.
Also at the same time, Gurdev’s brother Kuli and his friend Sunny were on a mission to organise events and nights out in London that was something different from the norm. As city professionals they wanted to set-up nights for like minded city professionals that was sophisticated and classy but was also unique, fun and funky.
With that in mind, Kuli & Sunny were on the search for a name for their newly founded event organising venture and they wanted the name to reflect what the feel that they were trying to achieve from their nights. They brain stormed and short-listed a few options which they presented to friends and colleagues that were twenty-something professionals and keen on enjoying nights out. They selected the name that was the most popular and received the most positive. Thus, Purple Cherry Events was born.
Kuli & Sunny launched their nights for which Jax & I were always the DJs and at the same time we were getting more and more enquiries for bookings for private functions but we still had no name! Then came The Light Bulb Moment!
Jax & I were DJ’ing for Kuli & Sunny and we had our own followers coming to the Purple Cherry Nights and we were all supporting each other’s ventures and providing ideas and helping where we could so I thought, ‘We all work well together. Why not pool our efforts and combine it under one umbrella?’ I discussed it with the guys and we all agreed that there was scope to reach out to wider audience and get involved in a variety of projects. By November 2009, Purple Cherry Events was offering Events/Nights Out for city professionals and DJ Services for private functions, with a focus on targeting the Asian Wedding Market.
Purple Cherry Events DJ Services has now far out-grown the Events side of the business, and is continuing to prosper. We receive a lot of positive feedback on our name and the typical responses we get are that its ‘different, unique, professional, fun, and funky’, which is exactly the identity that we are trying to achieve.
More importantly, the Purple Cherry Events is a name becoming more and more recognised because we are rapidly building a reputation and becoming widely known for creating an electric atmosphere and delivering the highest standard of music and song selections for each and every one of our clients and their events.
I have no doubt that you will certainly see more of Purple Cherry Events at Wedding Receptions and other functions. If so, come up and say Hi 🙂