What can Private Pickle do for you?

Are you looking to warm your patrons from the dinner table to the dance floor? Do you want energised background beats to accompany your cocktail menu? A chilled out groove to cheers in the sunset? Or dance floor fillers between other artist performances? Mr Pickle can facilitate a multitude of

With a steeped history in client services, Pickle’s skills behind the music are delivered with a professionally glossed client experience. The centre piece for any production is simple… what is the most appropriate music to energise the occasion.

Outside of music, Rob started his professional career within hospitality services and included 2 years as a headwaiter for a wedding and specialised functions venue at a prestigious country estate in the UK. He spent 6 years at a top tier investment bank in the city of London as a senior member within the operations department after earning a joint bachelors degree in business and marketing. Since arriving in Margaret River, he started his own business ‘Pickalicious’ whilst playing an instrumental management role at a newly established and now one of the favoured cellar door and restaurants in the region- Fishbone Wines.

Now running Pickalicous full time, Rob’s broad skill set ensures his overall service, attention to detail and effective delivery is deeply ingrained in his professional make up. He truly understands what is involved in the construct and delivery of a well-organised and entertaining production.

What about his music?

Brewhouse Private PickleRich passion for music is core. A vast range of interests and genres keeps Pickle diverse in his offering although his meticulous attention to detail and uncompromising level of performance remains consistent throughout. Whether he is getting the crowd pumping at a high-energy event, delicately composing a background ambiance or enticing a crowd from the dining table to the dance floor Private Pickle holds his understanding of emotion at the heart of his DJing skill – it’s not simply about playing music.

Ask him what music he plays… he would say “music that has emotion, that has energy, that moves people in the way that moment deserves.”

Current offerings include and not limited to:

(Digital) – Classic House, Soulful House, Deep House, Tech House, Afro House, Hip Hop, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Motown, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s.

(Vinyl) – Soul & Mowtown, 60’s, 70’s, Hip Hop, UK Garage, Drum & Bass.

Where does he play?

A common name on the South West circuit, Private Pickle has played the following venues:

Margaret River:

Brewhouse, Swings Taphouse, Corner Bar, El Rio, Burger Baby, The Common, Beer Farm & Xanadu. 


The Goose.


The Pourhouse, Dunsborough Tavern, Clancy’s Fish Pub & Eagle Bay Brewery. 


Gravity ETC. 

What does his DJ service cost?

Venues between Augusta and Busselton are charged from an hourly rate of $150. For venues outside of this area a relative fuel charge may be included.

What does the service include?

Private Pickle has a full industry standard PA set up including 3x Turbosound speakers, mood lighting, DJ booth, microphones, feature decor and all relevant DJ equipment. Depending on the event brief, all is available for use within the quoted fee so no equipment is required from the venue.

DJ + Live Performance

Do you wish to add some extra live flavour to your event? Pickle has an experienced working relationship with both a professional percussionist in L.C. Drums and professional saxophonist Lyndsay Baker. Live performances will be charged accordingly to include other musician fees.

Let’s talk?

Every gig whether a sunset session at a brewery, dinner service at a restaurant or dance floor set at a bar will entail an appropriate consultation. I want you to get to know my passion, my professionalism and my delivery whilst together we ensure your brief remains centred as I structure my performance.

You can use the Contact Form on this website to send over a message or contact me at the details provided below.

Look forward to meeting you!


“We had the pleasure of Privatprivate pickle brewhousee Pickle being Brewhouse Margaret River’s house DJ for our very first summer. He created a legacy for the Brewhouse, turned it into a pumping lather of sweat and beats and smiles. Brings an energy that the crowd feeds off. A DJ at the next level – bring on next summer yeewwwww!”

Iliya Hastings – General Manager @ Brewhouse, Margaret River

Brewhouse Private Pickle“A lot of great musicians pass through the vibrant Margaret River creative culture and as I’ve been immersed in that scene myself for over 20 years I’ve seen a lot come and go. But every now and again someone comes along who really makes an impact and pushes things up a notch. Rob Southgate, aka Private Pickle, is one such act.

With just the right blend of charisma and humility, this UK native brings a big vibe and a whole lotta love to every dance floor that he plays. With seamless mixing and a massive, diverse library of banging tunes, Private Pickle has been passionately rocking things in the South West over the last year. Playing big house parties, the West Australian Circus Festival, the South West Craft Beer Fest, Blazing Swan and a host of other events, Private Pickle has been winning fans over with his wicked, uplifting tracks and obvious happiness behind the decks.

Simultaneously building his reputation as a confident and adaptable DJ, whilst refining the art of producing his own sweet dance tunes, it seems that busy and successful times are destined indeed for this switched on young artist.”

Lee Cummings – Owner @ Down South Entertainment, Margaret River