Dave Strangeways - Davy D
David Strangeways (aka Davy D) has been playing records since 1986 and since then he's played nearly every venue in Teesside at least twice!
His career has seen him play alongside some of the greats of house music Todd Terry, CJ Macintosh, Alister Whitehead and Graeme Park to name a few.
In the late 80s/early 90s you could find him playing at the early raves as well as at nightclubs like Bennetts, Philmores, The Mall and Club Havana and also at the biggest bar in Middlesbrough, The Venue on Wilson Street - 2000 punters every Saturday night for 8 years.
In the year 2000 he helped with the music policy for Ibiza Bar on Stockton High Street, where he stayed till 2005. In 2007 he came to the Keys, Yarm and is now resident in the bar on a Friday and Saturday. His yearly 1989 club classics night is always full to capacity.
Musically he plays everything from early soul like Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, classic 80s hip hop from the likes of KRS One and Grandmaster Flash, 90s house and cool 70s disco, with his own re-edits and the odd modern disco/house nugget snaking its way in. It's a refreshing mixture that works well as the perfect warm up for the nightclub.
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DJ Justin - Justin Berry
Justin plays the back room at The Keys every Saturday with the R&B sensation that is Players Lounge. His distinctive and original DJ style always has the sound system booming and the dance floor packed with his mix of R&B, Dancehall and Hip-Hop.