More than just a DJ

Wedding DJ London, for Luke and Rebecca

September 6, 2014

This was a largely home made wedding with friends and family generously giving time and resource (as well as the hard work of the couple themselves) to create Luke and Rebecca's special day at the Private Banks Sports Ground Pavilion, Catford.  I was delighted to be their London Wedding DJ supplying

 

  • music for the drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception party

  • mood lighting throughout the building.  The colours for the bridal scheme were lavender/lilac and a light lime green, as shown below.  The mood lighting matched "just perfect" - Luke.

I used the very popular starlight DJ booth, with a couple of Rovers for dynamic action in front and two colour co-ordinated mood lights behind.  Given that 150 people were expected to attend I popped a bass bin in the corner for deep bass to carry through the venue.

There was a great atmosphere straight off from the arrival of the guests at the drinks reception - appropriate music is such a big contributor to this time of the event and creating that welcoming ambience.  As important is the lighting.  Get it right from the entrance and all else follows naturally.   A notable feature of the venue is its sloping roof and from a ledge below I set up some well directed light bars, in keeping with the colour scheme of course.

Everyting was beautifully co-ordinated throughout the venue and pretty much all went to time; as much as any wedding can do!  The speeches were humourous but also very emotional, to which the guests responded warmly.  They were delivered in between courses, the food cooked by a chef with a growing reputation and well known to Luke who is in the catering  trade also.  My music kept matters flowing and received many positive comments - see the playlist below.   Of course as the meal finished we moved in to the arrival of the evening guests and the convivial atmosphere continued.

Luke and Rebecca chose Omar's There's Nothing Like This, as their First Dance; a tune that hit the mark with most, as guests joined them on the floor.

Thereafter the dance action was non-stop as I went through a huge range of genres and styles, responding to some great requests and playing my own choices - see the playlist below - finishing with a R&B set.  A big hit of the night was Cameo's Candy, there was not enough room on the dance floor.

Luke and Rebeca exited their special day to Michael Buble's Save the Last Dance For Me, but the dancing went on for a while thereafter - a great celebration.

 

Drinks Reception

 

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Eddi Reader - Baby's Boat

Jack Johnson - Good People

Lou Rawls - Lady Love

Taj Mahal - Never Let You Go

Terri Walker - L.O.V.E.

Peter Cincotti - St. Louis Blues

Gregory Porter - Liquid Spirit

Drizabone - Real Love (Radio Version)

MonieLove - Its A Shame

Miss 600 - Make or Break

Raphael Saadiq - Let's Take a Walk

Bryn Christopher - Found a New Love

Caro Emerald - Liquid Lunch

Clarence Frogman Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do

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

Doris Troy - Just One Look

Fontella Bass - Leave It in the Hands of Love

Nat King Cole - Let There Be Love

Dean Martin - Promise Her Anything (But Give Her Love)

Frank Sinatra - What Now My Love

Peter Grant - You're The First, The Last, My Everything

Michael Bublé - All I Do Is Dream of You

Lou Rawls & Diane Reeves - Fine Brown Frame

Percy Milem - I Slipped A Little

Fats Domino - Ain't That A Shame

Taj Mahal - Hello Josephine

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go

 

Entry of Bridge and Groom to Wedding Breakfast

 

Gorgon City ft. MNEK - Ready For Your Love (Radio Edit)

 

Wedding Breakfast Music

 

Van Morrison - Someone Like You

Esperanza Spalding - Overjoyed

Papik - Rhythm of Life

Jazzamor - Lovin' You

Quincy Jones - Stuff Like That

Smoma - Like a Chameleon

Tim Kay - My World

Miguel - Adorn

Jamie Cullum - Frontin'

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours

Jack Johnson - Better Together

Maroon 5 - The Way You Look Tonight

Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me (Special extended version)

Esperanza Spalding - Fall In

Gregory Porter - No Love Dying

McFly - Love Is Easy

Taco - Puttin' On the Ritz (Radio Edit)

Rahsaan Patterson - Where You Are

Jamie Cullum - Don't Stop The Music

Mindi Abair - Save Tonight

Tom Browne - Too Hot

Dennis Taylor - Smile

Wayne Beckford - Come On Over (feat. China Moses)

Raul Paz - Mama

Lemon - Hell, Yeah!

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze – Doin’ What We Choose

Finley Quaye - Your Love Gets Sweeter

Lipbone Redding - Picnic Basket

Sergio Mendes - Lamento (No Morro) feat. Maogani

Zucchero - Baila (Sexy Thing)

Club des Belugas - Clyde Beluga

Vaya Con Dios - Puerto Rico

Jimmy McGriff - Splanky

Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida

Raul Paz – Sexy

 

Transition to Evening Reception

 

Natalie Cole - This Will Be

Beatrice Simpson - Moods

Coldplay - Clocks

Fabienne Delsol - Chills and Fever

Cris Cab - Liar Liar

R Kelly - Happy People

Paul Hopberg - Doin' It

Barry White - Let the Music Play

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman

Rose Royce - Car Wash (Single Version)

Madonna - Vogue

Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight

DJ Cassidy ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J - Calling All Hearts

Jess Glynne - Right Here

Ed Sheeran - Sing

Marvin gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

The Marcels - Blue Moon

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Third Finger, Left Hand

Ben E King & The Drifters - Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

Cee Lo Green - Bright Lights Bigger City

Mark Ronson - High

Nelly Furtado - Say It Right

 

First Dance

 

Omar - There's Nothing Like This

 

Evening Reception

 

Michael Jackson - You Rock My World

Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Luther Vandross - Never Too Much

Mariah Carey - Emotions

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Sam & Dave - Soul Man

Wham! - Club Tropicana

Spice Girls - Wannabe

Britney Spears - Baby One More Time

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

Salt 'N' Pepa - Push It

Five - Everybody Get Up

Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Robin S - Show Me Love

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

Jazzy Jeff - Boom! Shake the Room

Cameo - Candy

R Kelly - She's Got That Vibe

The B52's - Love Shack

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

EMF & Reeves & Mortimer - I'm a Believer

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)

Avicii - Wake Me Up

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It

Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Randy Crawford - Street Life

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

Earth, Wind & Fire - September

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - Timber

Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris)

Calvin Harris - Bounce (Radio Edit) [feat. Kelis]

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy (clean)

Kanye West Featuring Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger

Gyptian - Hold You (UK Radio Edit)

Sean Paul - Get Busy

Usher - Yeah! (feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris)

Iggy Azalea - Black Widow (feat. Rita Ora)

Usher Featuring Nicki Minaj - She Came To Give It To You

 

Departure of Bridge and Groom

 

Michael Buble--Save The Last Dance For Me

 

Playout

 

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - We No Speak Americano

Wankelmut & Emma Louise - My Head Is A Jungle (Radio Edit)

R Kelly - Ignition (Remix)

Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low

Nelly furtado - Maneater

Nicki Minaj - Starships (Edited Version)

House of Pain - Jump Around

Rizzle Kicks feat Olly Murs - Heart Skips a Beat

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

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