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Wedding DJ Prested Hall for Karen and Jon

October 24, 2014

indKaren and Jon were married at the rustic Prested Hall in Essex, a lovely location.  It was an English/Irish gathering, and that was reflected throughout the celebration.  I was asked to supply music for the wedding breakfast, mics for speeches and evening reception entertainment.  En route to the venue I was stuck in gridlocked traffic for 90 minutes, as were several guests, one of whom was held up for 5 hours!!  As ever I had allowed plenty of time for the journey and the show went ahead on time.

Karen and Jon, for the wedding breakfast, had asked for a mix of music to mainly include Motown, Lounge and Swing; the full playlist is shown below.  With my main set up in the Oak Room, I ran leads to set up a speaker in the Wedding Breakfast Room - spot the trailing lead below!

 

We started the evening reception with the First Dance, followed with a Second Dance for close family and then immediately into the reception party itself.  There was lots of great dancing - see the pics below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The playlist for the day was:

 

Entrance to Wedding Breakfast

 

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

 

Wedding Breakfast 

 

Otis Redding - My Girl

Doris Troy - Just One Look (2007 Remastered)

George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with Aretha Franklin)

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

Nina Simone - The More I See You

Lou Rawls - You'll Never FInd Another Love Like Mine

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic

Thin Lizzy - Parisienne Walkways

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Can't We Be Friends

Lionel Hampton - Jeepers Creepers

Nina Simone - Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

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

James Hunter - Carina

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

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Nat 'King' Cole - Let There Be Love

Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me

Erma Franklin - (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling

Bobby Darin - Call Me Irresponsible

Marilyn Monroe - I Wanna Be Loved By You

Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight

Riddle - Volare

Rosemary Clooney - In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

Jane Monheit - i Wish You Love

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Gladys Knight - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me

Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

Sugar Pie DeSanto - Soulful Dress

Etta James - Blowing In The Wind

Percy Milem - I Slipped A Little

Sam Cooke - Just For You

The Chiffons - He's So Fine

Perry Como - Papa Loves Mambo

Dean Martin - Ain't That A Kick In The Head

Matt Monro - No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti

Louis Prima - Banana Split for My Baby

Benny Goodman - Perfidia

Peter Grant - I Saw Her Standing There

Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E.

Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly

Kylie Auldist - Community Service Announcement

Ray Charles - I've Got A Woman

 

Intro to Evening Reception Party

 

Rose Royce - Car Wash

Drizabone - Real Love (Radio Version)

Randy Crawford - Street Life

 

First Dance

 

U2 - I Can't Help Falling in Love with You

 

Second Dance

 

Frank Sinatra With Bono - Ive Got You Under My Skin

 

Evening Reception Party

 

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

The Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - The Message

MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy

Elvis Presley - Return To Sender

Ben E King & The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies

Chris MOntez - Let's Dance

Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite

Martha Reeves & The Vandella - Dancing In The Streets

The Supremes - Baby Love

The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Sam Cooke - Having a Party

The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

Michael Buble - To Love Somebody

Toto - Africa

Coldplay - Yellow

The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

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

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up

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

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music

Chic -  Le Freak

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just wanna Have Fun

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Starship - Nothings going to stop us now

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

House of Pain - Jump Around

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

The B52's - Love Shack

Salt 'N' Pepa - Push It

Beyonce - Crazy In Love

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Five - Everybody Get Up

Steps - Tragedy

Abba - Dancing Queen

Michael Jackson - Blame It On the Boogie

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You

Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

Otis Redding - Love Man

The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Bee Gees - Night Fever

Aslan - Crazy World

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

Michael Jackson - You rock my world

Monie Love - Its A Shame

TLC - No Scrubbs

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Want To

AC DC - Back In Black

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Grease Megamix

Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York New York

Lou Reed - Perfect Day

 

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