For all inquiries contact jo@pieater.net
Photo by Madeline Kate Photography

Hello

I am DJ Slymewave
AKA Jo Syme.

I play songs for events, weddings, birthday parties for all ages, band nights and bar nights. I’m based in Melbourne but can always travel.
Photo by Jeff Andersen Jnr

About

If it’s a wedding or birthday party, all I want is to make everyone dance. At band nights I’ll suit the style of the acts. At functions and bars I’ll complement the vibe of the night. My DJing kicked off after making playlists for my sister’s wedding, which had all generations dancing ’til 4am. My favourite feedback was from my brother-in-law’s mum: “I want to sit down but every song is too good, I don’t have a chance”.

I play drums in Big Scary and some other bands, and run some record labels out of Melbourne — Pieater and Hotel Motel Records. My taste in music is broad. The genres you probably won’t find me playing are heavy club music, heavy metal or overly ambient. I love soul and funk, the 90s, Australian indie, and current pop. Missy Elliott to Television, Twerps to Whitney Houston – if the vibe is right I won’t turn my nose up at it.

Weddings

I can organise the P.A. hire and setup, and provide your music for the ceremony, reception and dance floor (or any combination thereof). We can chat about what kind of music you’re after. Some examples of what I love to play include Prince, The Temptations, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac and Mark Ronson.

Photo by Madeline Kate Photography

Gigs-to-date

Weddings - in the outback, Sydney, Melbourne and surrounds; including an Indian/Australian wedding, bush doofs and various age groups.
Arvo & night shifts at The Northcote Social Club, The Corner Hotel, The Retreat, Stomping Ground, The Gasometer and Lulie St Tavern
Band nights for Airling, Lowlakes, Pieater, Big Scary, Milk! Records (Christmas Parties), Fright Night management company
Birthday parties - 60th, 18th, anything in between
NGV Friday Nights 2018
NGV Art Parties 2018, 2019, 2020 (for 13 to 17 year olds)
NGV Triennial Member’s Party 2018
Kennedy’s Creek 2018
Goma (Brisbane) Patricia Piccinini Curious Affection - Up Late 2018
Laneway Brisbane Afterparty - 2016
Splendour In The Grass 2014 - Smirnoff tent

Testimonials

"My dad said ours was 'the best wedding he’d ever been to' — which he later admitted to my (married) sister was misspoken... Ours was the best wedding DJ he had ever danced to!"
— Danielle & Jack
"Slymewave’s tunes lit up our wedding dance floor with a great mix of her own tastes, crowd pleasers and requests from the punters. She read the crowd beautifully allowing us all to kick on into the wee hours. She comes HIGHLY recommended !"
— Dan & Rads
"What can we say - DJ Slymewave had everyone on the dance floor until late at night, whether 19 or 65 years old. She knew exactly what the crowd wanted and when to play it! She definitely exceeded all our expectations."
— Felix & Tabea
"The most important thing for both of us when organising our wedding was the music. Having seen DJ Slymewave play around Melbourne before, we knew she was the perfect choice. Jo was super easy to communicate with, had awesome taste in music and brought a great vibe to our reception. It’s six months since our wedding and our mates still go on about how good the dance floor was!"
— Krysten & James
"Jo is the absolute best. Not only will she create the wedding dance floor of your dreams she is an all round excellent human. So great, you’ll wanna be mates after your event."
— Eb & Dan

Contact

For all inquiries contact jo@pieater.net
Contact Jo