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Vintage Themed Wedding with Special Guests Bart and Baker Accompanying

April 30, 2016

This was a very special occasion.  All weddings are of course but this one very nearly didn't happen at all. A couple of years back the groom Andy suffered a severe stroke and doctors didn't expect him to see the next morning, so bad was the impact of it.  All wedding plans were put on ice.  However, so great was his determination that he, together with strong support from his fiance Lucinda, was able to make his own wedding day.   Most couples are tested after their marriage.  Lucinda and Andy have already been, and made it, through a most severe examination of their love for each other.  Very inspiring.

 

Lucinda is a music lover and in particular that of a vintage style.  During their day they had music from the 20s, 30s and 40s.  I was booked to play alongside Steve Conway a vintage Rat Pack singer, and also Bart & Baker, pioneers of electro swing, and two people whose music I have followed for many years - a great experience.

In addition to the tunes for the early evening and reception party I supplied mood lighting and MC services.

The playlist for the evening was as follows:

 

Early Evening Lounge

 

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Drop Me Off in Harlem

Jimmy McGriff - Splanky

Otis Grand - Swing Turn

Peter Grant - The More I See You

Johnny Boyd - Comin' Home To You

Val Bennett - The Russians Are Coming

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra - Temple Bar

Johnnie Johnson - Tanqueray

Beverley Guitar Watkins - You Make Me Feel So Good

James Hunter - Watch and Chain

Raphael Saadiq - Let's Take a Walk

Eugene Hideaway Bridges - She Want to Dance With Me

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Ella Fitzgerald - Mas Que Nada

Pink Martini - Let's Never Stop Falling In Love

Lambert Hendricks and Ross - Sermonette

Cole Porter - You're the Top

Lionel Hampton - Jeepers Creepers

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Oh Pappa Do

The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - When We Dance

Keely Smith - South Of The Border

Barney Kessel - It Ain't Necessarily So

Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata

B.B. King - Shake It Up And Go

Si Cranstoun - Coupe de Ville

Etta James - Blowing in The Wind

Percy Milem - I Slipped a Little

 

Link Between Sets from Steve Conway, Rat Pack Singer

 

Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack

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

Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody

Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock

Earth, Wind & Fire - September

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything

Rufus and Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

Randy Crawford - Street Life

Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You)

 

Second Set from Steve Conway

 

Set from Bart and Baker

 

My Second Set

 

Michael Jackson - Can You Feel It

Bobby Brown - Two Can Play That Game

Robin S - Show Me Love

Black Box - Ride On Time

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine

Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Gibson Brothers - Cuba

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance

Elle King - Exs and Ohs

DNCE - Cake By The Ocean

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Steps - Tragedy

The B52's - Love Shack

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Aretha Franklin - Respect

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

David Bowie & Mick Jagger - Dancing in the Street

House of Pain - Jump Around

MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Run DMC vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That

The Cure - Friday I'm in Love

Deee Lite - Groove Is in The Heart

James Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing

Rolling Stones - Brown sugar

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

The Killers - Mr. Brightside

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

EMF & Reeves & Mortimer - I'm A Believer

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Fatboy Slim - Praise You

 

Wind Down Time (Venue Curfew on Sound)

 

Moloko - The Time is Now

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

One Direction - History

Years & Years - Shine

Ed Sheeran - Don't

HAIM - The Wire

Spice Girls - Goodbye

 

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