More than just a DJ

Wedding DJ London, The Horniman Museum, Simon and Catherine

July 26, 2014

Simon and Catherine come from two families from either end of the world.  Simon's from here in England and Catherine's from Tasmania!  So yesterday's wedding had very defiinite Aussie and English flavours, and they combined beautifully despite many guests travelling thousands of miles to be there.

 

Following our prevent consultation I was asked to

 

  • plan and play music for the ceremony

  • mobile PA at a second location for drinks and canapes

  • background music to the wedding breakfast

  • party DJ for the evening reception celebration

  • moodlighting to the venue

  • announcements as necessary

  • a big screen TV

 

The Horniman has a very well known Walrus, amongst many other great exhibits and guests were encouraged to take selfies and after posting to Twitter, FB etc they were mailed to me and then I edited them for a screenshow on my TV screen by the booth (see above).  Below is the winning entry.

Despite it being a redhot day (we were in a conservatory!) the celebration was very active and the dance floor action good all night.  Aside from some special requests the guests responded strongly to some good traditional party bangers - see the playlist at the end.  We also had an Aussie influenced section which was characterised by a special Ausie line dance performed, and led by Catherine the bride, to Tina Turner's Nutbush City Limits - see the video below.

 

The playlist for the day was

 

Introduction to Wedding Ceremony

 

Ben Howard - Only Love

Ella Fitzgerald - Let's Fall In Love

Louis Armstrong - I'm In The Mood For Love

Elliot Smith - Say Yes

Maria Callas - O mio babbino caro (Puccini-Gi

Stephen Warbeck - Pelagia's Song (Captain Corelli's Mandolin)

Mariss Jansons - Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - JS Bach _ Air (suite no. 3; Air on the G string)

Sir Edward Elgar - Salut d'amour, Op. 12

 

Processional

 

Signature tune to Anne of Green Gables

 

Signing

 

Solo performance by Amanda Smythe

Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing

 

Recessional

 

Michael Giacchino - Married Life

 

Drinks and Canapes

 

Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love

Shanice - I Love Your Smile

Travis - Sing

Frank Turner - The Way I Tend To Be

Coldplay - Yellow

Jack Johnson - Good People

Counting Crows featuring Vanessa Carlton - Big Yellow Taxi

Nick Drake - Northern Sky

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Man on Fire

Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter

Babyshambles - There She Goes

Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion

Phil Collins - You'll Be In My Heart

Mandy Moore - I See The Light (With Zachary Levi)

Kirsty MacColl - Days

The Monotones - Book Of Love

Doris Troy - Just One Look

Marv Johnson - I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose

Imagine Dragons - It's Time

Alan Menken - If I Never Knew You - Jon Secada & Shanice

The Libertines - Music When The Lights Go Out

Panama - Magic

Ed Sheeran - Sing

Pink Martini - Let's Never Stop Falling In Love

Sharam Ft. Kid Cudi - She Came Along

S Club 7 - Don't Stop Movin'

Mark Ronson Feat. Daniel Merriweather - Stop Me

Dr. Victor - Nightshift

 

Entrance to Wedding Breakfast

 

Allo Darlin' - Europe

 

Background to Wedding Breakfast

 

Macy Gray - Glad You're Here

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

Blur - The Universal

Damien Rice - Cannonball

Buddy Holly - True Love Ways

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know

Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine

Billy Joel - Piano Man

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms

Matt Monro - On Days Like Tthese

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life

The Magnetic Fields - It’s Only Time

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Carly Rae Jepson & Justin Bieber - Beautiful

John Grant - Angel Eyes

James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

The Civil Wars - Dance Me To The End of Love

Marion Black - Who Knows

Peach - I'm On Your Side

Daniel Lemma - Haze

Kodaline - All I Want

Passenger - Let Her Go

The Jam - English Rose

Anna Faroe - I Got Time for You

Eliza Gilkyson - Love Minus Zero

Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me

Natalie Cole - This Will Be

Pet Shop Boys - Indefinite Leave To Remain

Adele - Someone Like You

Foo Fighters - Everlong

Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me

Radiohead - No Surprises

Blur - Tender

Wilco - Either Way

 

Room Transition

 

Culture Club - I Just Wanna Be Loved

Maxi Priest - Wild World

Robert Palmer - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Mutya Buena - Real Girl (Radio Edit)

Lily Allen - LDN

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

UB40 - Kingston Town

Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Bee Gees - More Than A Woman

Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

Randy Crawford - Street Life

 

First Dance and other Special Dances

 

The Lucksmiths - Guess How Much I Love You

The Moody Blues - Knights in White Satin

Anne Murray - Could I Have This Dance

 

Evening Reception Party

 

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again

Lulu - Shout

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

Abba - Dancing Queen

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Michael Jackson - Blame It on the Boogie

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

Sam & Dave - Soul Man

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)

The Commitments - Mustang Sally (feat. Andrew Strong)

 

Aussie Line Dance and Favourites

 

Tina Turner - Nutbush city limits (the 90's version)

Cold Chisel - Khe Sanh

The Beatles - Back In the U.S.S.R.

John Farnham - You're the Voice

Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer

AC_DC - You Shook Me All Night Long

 

Back to the Party

 

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

The B52's - Love Shack

Erasure - Oh L'amour

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afropack and Nayer - Give Me Everything

JackieWilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen You're Beautiful and You're Mine

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Bryan Adams - Summer of '69

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining

Andy Williams  Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Grease Megamix

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - I've Had the Times of My Life

The Beatles - Hey Jude

 

 

 

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