Bob Esler

Bob has been one of Northern Ireland's leading DJ's for over 30 years. Having worked in some of the Province's top clubs and venue he has a wealth of experience within the entertainment industry. He has considerable Radio experience having worked for several years at Ballymena station Seven FM. He presented two weekend shows and built up a strong audience base before being given a network show across the Q Network and 5, 6, and 7 FM. This show regularly drew audiences in excess of 200,000 listeners across Northern Ireland. A polished and professional compere he has hosted various shows and award ceremonies across Ireland.


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What do you look for in a compere?

1. Knowledgeable.
2. Presentable.
3. Well spoken.
4. Friendly.
5. Approachable.
6. Humorous.
7. Unflappable.

A good compere sets the tone and atmosphere for the event with his opening remarks. They need to be someone who is friendly, approachable, unflappable and able to cope with any problem which occurs during the event.

He will cover any hitch that is occurring backstage. From amateur stage fright to acts running late he will ensure the audience continue to enjoy their evening unaware of the dramas he has expertly covered.

He will be able to look after the raffle or be the auctioneer for your special sale. He is someone people trust and will feel comfortable placing a bid with.

A good compere will give you peace of mind and ensure your event passes smoothly and is an experience your audience want to repeat.

Remember a bad compere or inexperienced one can ruin an evening in a matter of seconds.

As a compere Bob Esler has vast experience in every kind of event you will ever need a compere for:-


Take the hassle and stress out of your event. If you are looking for a compere with style and experience book the perfect man for the job Bob Esler.

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Bob has also considerable radio experience and has worked on Ballymena’s 7FM forthe past year, presenting a lively mix of music and chat to listeners on Saturdays and Sundays. He has also worked for Atlantic 252 as Road Manager taking their very successful club promotions team to venues around Ireland. Bob was responsible for the planning and delivery of the these live wire, high energy shows.

Bob has twice been a finalist in the Northern Ireland DJ of the Year competition. He was chosen to host the Smirnoff Party of the Year in 1988 when his co host was Gary Davies of Radio 1 fame. The event took place in the Kings Hall Belfast with a host of stars from all over the UK appearing and over 7,000 attended the night.

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He is the only DJ in Northern Ireland to be a fully paid up member of Equity, the Union for Professional Entertainers.

Northern Ireland compere

Bob is centrally based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland and provides his compere services for functions across Northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Down, Londonderry, Derry, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Belfast.

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