Russell Davisonruns and is resident at Progress, Derby. He has two kids - Benjamin, six, and
"The children are my homelife. I take my son to school every morning, then work in the office running Progress from nine to five, then I'm at home for tea every night with my partner, Julie, and the children. I play at Progress on Saturday night and Julie's mum looks after the kids. I still go out and 'ave it and if I come in on Sunday morning and the kids start whacking me over the head, Julie just says, 'Come on, your dad wants to sleep,' and they understand. Julie's a full-time mum which helps a lot, so they get a lot of love and attention. You know those ads we ran in Mixmag a few months ago for Progress with the paintings of the daffodils? They were Ben's - I've got him working for me already!"
Dave Angel, DJ, has two boys - Daine, eight, and Miles, two.
"I only DJ at weekends now. In the week I'm in the studio, which is at home and Daine comes in the studio with me when I'm working sometimes and helps me out, and Miles even knows how to switch the sequencer on! I take a break from the studio during the day for two hours or so to spend time with the kids and on Thursdays I take them swimming, then we all go out for dinner which gives Pat, my wife, a bit of a break. Seven or eight years ago things were pretty hard and I was in and out of prison for a while which was hard on Pat and Daine, but now I'm established I've got a lot more time for the kids. The only thing I feel bad about is that Daine plays ice-hockey on Saturdays and I've never been able to go and watch him because I'm either working or sleeping before I have to work. I haven't calmed down since having kids, though. I used to come back after a night out with my mates but if I made too much noise Pat would bring Miles down and plonk him on my lap and say, Remember, Dave, your kids are asleep, yeah?' I don't work on Sundays, that's one day I devote totally to my wife and kids."
Rachel Auburn, DJ and producer, has one son, nine-year-old Jack
"It's bloody hard. I'm a single mum so it's twice as difficult. I have cut down on the number of nights I work now. Having Jack gave me a sense of responsibility which I never really had before, and it disciplines me like you wouldn't believe. I have to be out of bed every weekday except Monday at 7.45am and I'm usually absolutely knackered. I took him on a trip to Japan a while ago but Jack was bored because all he could do really was wait around for his mum. He needed entertaining and I was working, so I don't think I'll take him somewhere like that again. I've got a good relationship with his dad who has him at weekends, which helps a lot, but I don't have anyone else who can look after him, so I have to be sensible."
Mrs Wood, DJ, has a son, Chester, four years old
"I basically just have to not stay out all night. I I'm up at 7.00am every morning, though, but at the moment I'm living in London and he's staying up with my mum in Barnsley where he goes to school. The only day I won't work is his birthday, so I can't say I've found it getting in the way of my work - I've worked bloody hard to get this far so I'm not going to do any less. Tonight, I've had to go on the train with him all the way up to Barnsley and then head straight back down to London because I'm playing in Southampton. I did gigs until I was eight months pregnant, then I breast fed him for seven months, which was a bit of a nightmare as far as work was concerned. I'd do a gig and nip out to the car and feed him! It's hard work, but I was ready to have a baby so I don't feel I'm missing out on anything. I must admit I haven't cut down on anything, if you know what I mean, nothing's changed there. But I'm totally happy with everything, so I have to say I'm lucky really."