More than just a DJ

Sussex Party DJ, Felbridge Hotel & Spa

November 8, 2014

I was delighted to supply a great set up for two worthy charities Party night at the classy Felbridge Hotel & Spa, Felbridge, East Sussex.  The whole event was organised by Charlotte and she did a fantastic job bringing it together.  I supplied:

 

  • welcoming music for drinks

  • background music to dinner (see the full playlist below)

  • compere for auction

  • party DJ

 

For such a lovely setting I was pleased to have selected appropriate equipment, as I had done a venue visit to ensure I knew what space I was working with, ceiling heights, plug points, access, etc etc.  My set up looked as below

I was pleased to find a receptive audience for some classy swing, jazz and rhythm and blues for dinner music and as the meal went on I raised the tempo with Motown, 70s and 80s classics.  After dinner there was the raffle, raising further much needed funds and thereafter I was auctioneer of a "day out for two at the exclusive Royal Ascot Racing Club" - great racing, fully wined and dined plus the chance to rub shoulders with celebrities!  That item alone raised £700!  

 

We then moved into party mood and it was a great party where I played from all eras - see the photos and full playlist for the evening below.

The playlist for the evening was:

 

Welcome and Drinks

 

Val Bennett - The Russians Are Coming

Ben Howard - Only Love

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Drop Me Off In Harlem

Fleet Foxes - Mykonos

Super Furry Animals - Juxtapozed With U

Elbow - Great Expectations

Zucchero - Muoio Per Te (With Sting)

Emilíana Torrini - Sunny Road (Radio Version)

Katie Melua - Ghost Town

Liverpool Express - You Are My Love

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Elbow - One Day Like This

 

Background to Dinner

 

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz - The Girl from Ipanema

John Legend - Let's Get Lifted

Jack Johnson - Good People

Clarence -Gatemouth- Brown - Stop Time

Johnnie Johnson - Tanqueray

Eddie Holloway - Pop That Koochie

James Taylor - How Sweet It Is

Doris Day - Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky

Peggy Lee - The Boy From Ipanema

Keely Smith - South Of The Border

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - I'm In The Mood For Love (with Jamiroquai)

Otis Grand - Swing Turn

Dave Specter - Party Girl

Natalie Cole - Pink Cadillac

Big joe Maher - Cross Road Blues

Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Stevie Wonder - Do I Do

Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe

Incognito - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe

Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythem

Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around

Michael Jackson - Rock With You

Odyssey - Native New Yorker

Nuyorican Soul - Runaway

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy

Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride

Daryl Hall & John Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

Van McCoy - The Hustle

Dina Carroll - Express

Shalamar - I Can Make You Feel Good

Swing Out Sister - Break Out

Duran Duran - Save a Prayer

George Benson - Never Give Up On A Good Thing

The Stylistics - Can't Give You Anything But My Love

MFSB, The Three Degrees - T.S.O.P. (The Sound OF Philadelphia)

The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do

Ben E King & The Drifters - There Goes My First Love

Gina Sicilia - Pushover

Janet Jackson - What Have You Done for Me Latel

Caro Emerald - Liquid Lunch

Prince – Cream

 

Transition and into Party

 

Cee Lo Green feat. Wiz Khalifa - Bright Lights Bigger City

Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

Madonna - Vogue

Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game

Robin S - Show Me Love

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

The B52's - Love Shack

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

Chubby Checker - The Twist

Michael Jackson - Blame It on the Boogie

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

Martha Reeves & The Vandella - Dancing In The Streets

JackieWilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Peter André - Mysterious Girl

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

Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - Timber

LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It (Album Version)

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Outkast - Hey Ya!

House of Pain - Jump Around

Salt 'N' Pepa - Push It

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It (Radio Mix)

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

Sean Paul - Get Busy

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

Jeremih ft. YG - Don't Tell 'Em

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

EMF & Reeves & Mortimer - I'm A Believer

Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Grease Megamix

Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

The Killers - Mr. Brightside

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

Lonestar - Amazed

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