I'M ON THE REQUEST LINE: Kent Wallace rocking the decks at a recent wedding gig.
I'M ON THE REQUEST LINE: Kent Wallace rocking the decks at a recent wedding gig. Dan Vonhoff Photography

Sad day as music favourite 'Big Dawg' gets put down

AFTER years of getting parties started around Warwick, DJ Kent Wallace has decided to put the 'Big Dawg' down.

Dropping his famous alias does not mean Mr Wallace will be putting the headphones down however, as he plans to use the change as a boost for his passion.

"It's more of a revitalisation, I have been doing this for seven years and it is a different time now from when I started so I wanted a change,” he said.

Another factor for the name change was the constant misspellings of 'Big Dawg' on promotional materials.

Mr Wallace was first inspired to get into DJ'ing by watching his friend's success.

"I had a few mates doing it and they were really good at it,” he said.

"When I decided to get started, I was the only person doing it in Killarney.”

He said the key to his success has always been confidence.

"When you get into it you're always going to be nervous but if you go in apprehensive you will probably have a bad gig.”

”You have to have confidence that you will crush it.”

Now going by the name DJ Wallace he hopes to continue igniting dancefloors all over the region.

"It is not going to change too much, I have always adapted my style for whatever the mood is anyway,” he said.

Mr Wallace's passion for music and the nightlife is what keeps him behind the decks.

"It's the company I love the most, having people come out to see you and being able to create the good vibes whenever you are out,” he said.

Despite being a pub favourite for venues all over town, Mr Wallace said his favourite shows to play are weddings.

"People go out because it's an 'in' thing to do - when you are playing a wedding being a part of someone's special day is a pretty big deal - they put their faith in you to keep the party going,” he said.



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