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SQ Host Interview: Kevin Jay

SQ Host Interview: Kevin Jay

Name?

Kevin Jay representing Kevin Jay Entertainment

Where do you live?

I’m based in Wallasey on the Wirral

Are you a DJ and if so where?

I DJ full time whenever required weddings etc.

Which venues do you host quizzes at?

I host quizzes on a Monday at Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton

Wednesday at Black Horse, Walton, Liverpool

Thursday at Rising Sun, Wistaston, Nantwich

How long have you been hosting quizzes?

I have been doing quizzes for approx 20 years but SpeedQuizzing for about 6 months

What’s your favourite quiz team name?

I offer points for innovative team names. My Fav at the mo is “The Shy Teds”.

Which of your venues is the most popular one?

Rising Sun in Wistaston is most popular at moment but others are getting busier each week. If you’re not in by 8.15 you wont get a seat. I’m finding the regulars book tables and have some food early doors.

Which of your venues is the rowdiest / best atmosphere?

In all fairness they are all great atmosphere but I suppose the Rising Sun is the rowdiest as its where I started doing them first. But the others are not far behind. I encourage teams to be loud and proud if that makes sense.

If you could host a quiz anywhere where would it be?

If I could host a Smartphone Quiz anywhere it would be somewhere outside say on a beach with people lying on beach joining in. I’m not expecting it to happen but never say never lol

What’s your favourite thing about SpeedQuizzing?

My favourite thing about SpeedQuizzing is the fact that people come back, and each week I get people say we didn’t join in last week as we were not expecting a quiz, but watching from the sidelines we enjoyed what you did so we have come back to join in this week. I get great satisfaction from that as it means its coming across as entertaining not just a quiz.

Do you use any unique rounds / ideas / features of your own or do you just stick to the generic SpeedQuizzing format?

I do my own music rounds which I theme and I also do my own out and out picture round which goes down very well. Sometimes I put pics of landlord or characters from pub to see if people spot them

Any tips for people wanting to host a Smartphone Quiz?

Tips for hosting are same as what others do. Use the SpeedQuizzing software as a platform but put your own individuality on it. For example I am also a professional magician /DJ so I’m always being asked to perform a few tricks which I’m happy to do as it sorts of makes me unique.