Ginny started DJing in 2003 after a trip to Ibiza. She wanted to be able to give other people that feeling that she gets as a clubber…the excitement, the energy, the fun!!
When she got home, she bought a set of cheap belt-drive turntables, and was hooked. After teaching herself the basics, Ginny enrolled on a DJ course at the Manchester MIDI School which gave her the confidence she needed to play in public. Ginny started by playing in local bars, including a year long residency at Sphere Wine bar in Kendal. She soon progressed onto playing in nightclubs, and also planned and promoted house night ‘Aural Pleasure’ with Gemma Furbank (which raised over £700 for Breast Cancer Care) in February 2009. Ginny has played sets at the Orange Corner in Ibiza for two years running – returning to the Island that made her wanna get out there and DJ in the first place! DJing highlights include; warming up for Yousef at a pre-Creamfields party in the Bench Store, Liverpool (August 09) and playing alongside acts such as Kissy Sell Out and the Scratch Perverts at ‘Lancaster Loves…09’.
Ginny has also won two exciting competitions in 2010. The first is a remix competition in association with www.trackitdown.net and Prime Loops, seeing her track “Break the Habit” win from hundreds of entries, bagging her tons of production software and music vouchers – See the write up here. Only a month after this, Ginny got through to the final of the “Connected DJs/Skiddle Resident DJ of the Year” competition, where she played a set at the Wickerman Festival in Scotland. Ginny won the title at the festival, seeing her win some amazing sessions with Ant Brooks, Sonny Wharton, and Connected DJs (DJ Agency).
Ginny has played various high profile gigs including;
• The Warehouse Project, Manchester
• The Wickerman Festival, Scotland
• Stylus presents….Sonny Wharton, Lancaster
• Killertrax Event, Leeds
• Lancaster Loves…High Contrast
• Ravenstonedale presents…The Organic DJs, Cumbria
• Fallback Productions presents…i Call Shotgun & Ginny Koppenhol
Ginny’s tracks are also getting plenty of attention, and can be found at www.soundcloud.com/ginnykoppenhol. She has several releases planned for 2011 on Axis Trax and Soulfire Downloads, amongst other labels keen to sign her music.
Ginny has hosted her live radio show “Tuesdays Are…” for two years. But now she has a new radio venture….Ginny’s new weekly radio show “Ginny’s Tonic” was launched in April 2011, and features some top guests and the freshest in new tunes. Keep your eye on her website (www.ginnykoppenhol.com) for the growing list of stations you can find the show.
Ginny loves to DJ because “I love music, and I love to share the music I love with as many people as possible! Simple as that.”
Ginny loves variety in her house music, but at the moment is loving mostly; progressive vibes, tech-house tunes, and electro beats!
“Ginny’s enthusiam for music is second to none and this is certainly evident in her sets – a great DJ with the true potential to rock any party!”
“I was impressed by Ginny’s tight mixing, and ability to do so in difficult conditions!”
“Ginny’s stage presence is energetic and vibrant. The love for the music is obvious when she’s playing and her track choice and DJ skills speak for themselves. One of the most popular headline DJ’s i’ve booked all year!”
Robin Walker (Fallback Productions)
“We’ve booked Ginny K on two occasions now, once for a warm up slot & the other mid way through the event. We found her to be versatile, very professional, and great to work with. Our crowd love her & we’d have no hesitation in working with her in the future, which we intend to. We’d recommend her to any promotors. Book Ginny K for your event!”
“Ginny has a natural talent for DJ’ing, her track selection and tight mixing never fail to make a fantastic impression!”
Rachel Ellektra (Axis Trax/Techstyle/UAR)
“Over the last year Ginny’s K has become a local DJ name that everyone is talking about. I recently booked Ginny to play & her enthusiasm & ability as a DJ justified her sudden rise & no doubt that this will continue. A promising talent to watch-out for.”
John Bennett (White Noise & Salvacion)
“Ginny K is my kind of DJ. She plays with passion and soul. It doesn’t matter what genre Ginny selects a track from its always a good one.”
Mark Foster (Bring The House Down)
“A pleasure to experience the choon selection and pure vibes from Ginny. Great stage presence and a joy to dance to.”
Daz Lee (Midlands Promoter: Rosestock festival 2010)