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Setlist: Annual Company Christmas Party @Salamander Resort Jan 12, 2019

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One of my favorite clients and events each year. They’re a great company and they always throw a great party, too! They always book one of the nicer resorts in the area, and this year it was at Salamander Resort & Spa (one of the nicest I’ve seen!)

For this event, I provided DJ services, sound system, mic’s for speeches (including wireless), emcee services, uplighting, and dance floor lighting.

 

Earth, Wind & Fire September
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Madonna Holiday
Tone Loc Funky Cold Medina
Salt ‘n’ Pepa Push It
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Maroon 5 Sugar
Katy Perry Feat Snoop Dogg California Gurls
Pitbull Fireball
Tito Nieves I Like it Like That
C+C Music Factory Robi Rob’s Boriqua Anthem
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
Britney Spears Toxic
A-Ha Take On Me
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland
Flo Rida Get Low
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
Bruno Mars That’s What I Like
Mark Morrison Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Beastie Boys Brass Monkey
Doug E. Fresh & Slick Rick The Show
Outkast Hey Ya
Naughty By Nature Hip Hop Hooray
Black Sheep The choice Is Yours
Usher Yeah!
Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
Nelly Hot In Herre
Commodores Brick House
Maya & Pink Lady Marmalade
Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
Ed Sheeran Dive
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Timberlake Sexyback
The Pussycat Dolls Don’t Cha
Jackson, Michael Thriller
Pitbull Timber (feat. Ke$ha)
Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris We Found Love
Icona Pop I Love It
Robyn Call Your Girlfriend
Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone
Spandau Ballet TRUE
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Setlist: Wedding Chelsie and Justin December 8th @St. Francis Hall Washington DC

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St. Francis Hall is an absolutely splendid place for a wedding, or for any special event. It’s located in the northern part of NE Washington DC, is easy to get to, AND has a parking lot directly across from it (big plus)! It’s in the middle of a quaint residential area, so it doesn’t have a downtown feel to it.

The couple provided a wonderful outline of the music they wanted for their ceremony and reception, and the guests really enjoyed it. The hall has it’s own sound system, which sounded great. I provided a wireless clip-on mic for the officiant, which helped make the ceremony easier to hear. The hall provided wireless microphones for the toasts. I set up a pair of lighting trusses on either side of the stage in order to enhance the dancing during the reception.

This couple found me through my profile on Thumbtack.com: https://www.thumbtack.com/-Alexandria-VA/service/3606001

Here’s a link to the photo album for this event on Facebook

Jack Johnson Better Together
Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
Bruno Mars Marry You
Entrance of the Groom
John Legend All of Me
Bridal Party Walk
Train Marry Me
Entrance of the Bride
Ryann Darling I Choose You
Recessional
Natalie Cole This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
Cocktail Hour and Dinner Selection
Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer
Blake Shelton Honey Bee
Alan Jackson It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
Zac Brown Band Chicken Fried
Uncle Cracker Smile
George Jones Memories of Us
Tim Mcgraw Better Than I Used to Be
Kenny Chesney Never Wanted Nothing More
Thomas Rhett Die a Happy Man
George Strait Baby Your Baby
Jerry Jeff Walker Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance?
Brad Paisley Keep on the Sunny Side
Bruce Springsteen All I’m Thinkin’ About
George Jones & Tammy Wynette Golden Ring
Martina McBride I’m Gonna Love You Through it
Taylor Swift Everything Has Changed
Michael Bublé Everything
Krystal Keith Daddy Dance With Me
Michael Bublé Forever Now
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Willie Nelson Stardust
Journey Don’t Stop Beliving
Maroon 5 Girls Like You
Weezer Africa
Pitbull Timber
Huey Lewis & the News Hip To Be Square
Billy Idol White Wedding
Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
Lucinda Williams Passionate Kisses
Sixpence None The Richer Kiss Me
XTC Love On A Farmboys Wages
The Band Perry All Your Life
Rascal Flatts Easy
Elton John I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Luke Bryan I Don’t Want this Night to End
Rod Stewart Forever Young
Dancing
Walk The Moon Shut Up and Dance
Earth, Wind, & Fire September
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida Where Them Girls At
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
Fetty Wap Six Seven Nine
Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Silentó Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)
Garth Brooks Low Places
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Pharrell Williams Happy
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Michael Jackson Rock With You
Usher DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again
Mr. C the Slide Man Cha Cha Slide
DJ Baddmixx The Cupid Shuffle
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Billy Joel Piano Man
DJ Kool Let Me Clear My Throat
Black Sheep The Choice Is Yours
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
ABBA Dancing Queen
Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
House Of Pain Jump Around
G-Eazy No Limit
Lil Mama My lipgloss is poppin
Baby Bash Cyclone (Featuring T-Pain)
Dan + Shay Speechless
Lifehouse You and Me
John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
Semisonic Closing Time
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Birthday Party Private Residence Dec 1 2018

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The birthday girl and her husband invited me to come out to play some music for her and her friends to celebrate her special day. She sent me an extensive playlist ahead of time that included a great cross section of 90’s pop and club tunes. She also had a number of Arabic selections, and assisted me in adding these songs to the library of music for the night. They hosted the party at their very upscale residence in Oakton, VA, and set up their living room as the place for music and dancing. I brought along two compact lighting trusses to add some excitement, and the glow of the uplights looked really spectacular on the vaulted ceinging above. I also provided a sound system for the event. Everything was designed to be very compact and mobile for easy setup and teardown, which worked out really well!

This couple found me through my profile on Thumbtack.com: https://www.thumbtack.com/-Alexandria-VA/service/3606001
They left me a great review, too!

 

Duran Duran Come Undone
India.Arie Simple
Mariah Carey Honey
Anita Baker Sweet Love
David Guetta Titanium (feat. Sia)
Kylie Minogue Love At First Sight
Rihanna Please Don’t Stop the Music
Dee Lite Groove Is in the Heart
Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin
Daft Punk Music Sounds Better With You
Pet Shop Boys It’s Alright
modjo lady
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart
Pitbull Ft Marc Anthony Rain Over Me
Haddaway What Is Love
Snap Rhythm Is a Dancer
Everything But The Girl Missing
Technotronic Pump Up the Jam
Taio Cruz Dynamite
Technotronic Pump Up the Jam
Robbie Williams Rock DJ.mp3
Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body
Snoop Dogg Beautiful
Mary J Blige real Love
Maroon 5 Misery
Ace Of Base The Sign
Iglesias, Enrique Bailamos
Madonna La Ilsa Bonita
Becky G. & Bad Bunny Mayores
Shakira ft Wyclef Jean Hips Don’t Lie
Janet Jackson You Want This
monie love it’s a shame
Smith, Will Gettin’ Jiggy With It
Prince Kiss
K7 Come Baby Come
Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
2 pac California Love
Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
MC Hammer Too Legit To Q
The Mamas & the Papas California Dreamin’
Eagles Hotel California
Eddie Money Take Me Home Tonight
James Laid
Backstreet No Diggity
Mary J. Blige Family Affair
TLC No Scrubs
Flo Rida My House
Abu ft. Yousra 3 Dagat
Amr Diab Wala Ala Balo
Oka Wi Ortega Elab Yala
Nourhanne Habibi Ya Eini
Sherine Ah Ya Leil
El Sawareekh Laa
Ragheb Alama Tab Leih
Mohamed El Sharnouby El Nafseya
Ragheb Alama Saharouny El Leil
Ragheb Alama Yalla Habibi
Hakim, Mohand Tahir, Y. Saou Wala Wahed
Khaled Didi
Luis Fonsi Despacito
Enrique Iglesias Bailando
(Traditional) Happy Birthday
Pharrell Williams Happy
50 Cent In Da Club
Snoop Dogg What’s My Name
Boney M. Rasputin
The Tramps Disco Inferno
Anita Ward Ring My Bell
S.O.S. Band Take Your Time
Abu ft. Yousra 3 Dagat
Nancy Ajram Ah W Noss
Fairouz Sahar El Layaly
Tameen Youness Enti Ay Kalam
Kaoma Lambada
Gipsy Kings Bamboleo
Ziad Bourji Shou Helou
ZHU Faded
Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull On The Floor
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Madonna Holiday
Alicia Keys Girl On Fire
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
C & C Music Factory Everybody Dance Now
Khaled C’est la vie
Hussain Al Jassmi Seta Al Sobh
Ed Sheeran Shape of You
Bee Gees (with Samantha Sang) Emotion
George Michael Jesus to a Child

 

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Setlist: Wedding Reception Samantha and Charlie @The Maryland National Golf Club

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The Maryland National Golf Club is a little out of the way, but what an incredible view! The outdoor area used for the ceremony for this event is grand and picturesque (if a bit windy.) The reception was held in the main hall and had an amazing fireplace in the center of the room.

The couple was very helpful in putting together a great list of songs for the key moments. For the dinner music, the general theme was country tunes and romantic ballads, with lots of suggestions from the bride. I was happy to be able to improvise with the dinner selection, as well as during the dance part of the reception. There were great requests from the guests as well!

For this event, I provided two sound systems, one for the ceremony outside and another for the reception inside. I provided music for the ceremony, including the processional and the recessional. I provided the DJ set for both the dinner and the reception. I brought two compact lighting trusses with moving lights, as well as the full uplighting package around the perimeter of the reception hall. I also provided a wireless clip-on mic for the officiant during the ceremony, and a wireless handheld mic for toasts during the reception.

This couple found me through my profile on Thumbtack.com: https://www.thumbtack.com/-Alexandria-VA/service/3606001
They left me a really fantastic review, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

 

Introduction of Bridal Party
Kelly Clarkson Love So Soft
Beyonce Knowles feat Jay-Z Crazy In Love
DJ Khaled All I Do Is Win
Hootie & the Blowfish Only Wanna Be With You
Couple’s First Dance
Shinedown I’ll Follow You
Father/Daughter Dance
Bob Carlisle Butterfly Kisses
Mother/Son Dance
Matthew John Everything
Special Dedication to Bride
Rod Stewart Forever Young
Dinner Music Selection
Darius Rucker Come Back Song
Kenny Chesney Never Wanted Nothing More
George Strait Baby Your Baby
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine
George Strait Baby Your Baby
Tim McGraw Unbroken
Keith Urban You Gonna Fly
Emmylou Harris & Earl Thomas Conley We Believe in Happy Endings
Kenny Rogers All My Life
Zac Brown Band Keep Me In Mind
Brad Paisley Keep on the Sunny Side
Lady Antebellum We Owned the Night
Crystal Gayle The Blue Side
George Jones Memories of Us
Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
James Wesley Didn’t I
Marie Osmond & Dan Seals Meet Me in Montana
Dolly Parton Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You
Lady Antebellum Dancin’ Away With My Heart
Rosanne Cash Wings of Angels
Thomas Rhett Die a Happy Man
Bruce Springsteen All I’m Thinkin’ About
XTC Love On A Farmboy’s Wages
Taylor Swift Everything Has Changed
Kenny Chesney There Goes My Life
Martina McBride I’m Gonna Love You Through it
Faith Hill Come Home
Amii Stewart Friends
Cake Cutting
Train Marry Me
Dancing
Toto Africa
Earth, Wind, & Fire September
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Mr. C Cha-Cha Slide
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Beyonce feat Jay-Z Crazy In Love
Jagged Edge Lets Get Married
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Madonna Like A Prayer
Nelly Hot In Herre
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Rednex Cotton-Eyed Joe
DJ Baddmixx The Cupid Shuffle
V.I.C. Wobble Baby Wobble
Chris Brown With You
Miley Cyrus Party In the U.S.A.
John Legend All of Me
Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
MAGIC! Rude
Miley Cyrus Party In the U.S.A.
Boyz II Men Motownphilly
Nelly Hot In Herre
Flo Rida Get Low (Clean)
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
Isley Brothers Shout!
Five Finger Death Punch When the Seasons Change
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Setlist: Wedding Darian and Corey Sept. 2018 @The Inn at Vint Hill

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The Inn at Vint Hill features an enormous Sperry tent where Darian and Corey’s reception was held. The ceremony was held on the grounds, which are lush and beautiful and surrounded by the beautiful Virginia countryside. The Inn is quite charming and offers a lovely walkdown from the second floor to the ceremony below. The staff is friendly and helpful as well.

I met with the couple beforehand out in Harper’s Ferry (lovely town) to discuss the details for their event and to assemble a list of songs to play for the ceremony and the reception. I also visited the venue the day before the event so we could discuss the setup. We ended up with beautiful weather on the day of the event, which was great because the week leading up to the wedding was rainy and overcast. Vint Hill looks really lovely on a sunny day, so we lucked out!

For this event, I provided three sound systems: One for the ceremony, one for the cocktail hour inside the Inn, and one for the reception in the Sperry tent. I provided wireless clip-on mic’s for the officiant and the couple during the ceremony, and a wireless handheld mic for toasts during the reception. I provided a lighting truss over the DJ table set up with several moving lights, some colorful wash lights, and a mirror ball. I set up two moving spots on the floor at the back to project across the tent surface.

This couple found me through my profile on The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/dj-neal-wedding-djsound-and-uplighting-services-springfield-va-1086182

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

Ceremony
Processional
Canon in D (Pachelbel) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Bride and Father of the Bride
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Marry Me Train
Recessional
Forever Chris Brown
Reception
Introduction of Couple
Imagine Dragons Thunder
Couple’s First Dance
Dan + Shay From the Ground Up
Father/Daughter Dance
Heartland I Loved Her First
Reception/Dancing
Earth, Wind & Fire September
Jackson, Michael P.Y.T.
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Good Vibrations
Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
Tone Loc Funky Cold Medina
Spice Girls Wannabe
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Madonna Like A Prayer
Nelly Hot In Herre
Usher Yeah!
Backstreet No Diggity
50 Cent Disco Inferno
Naughty By Nature Hip Hop Hooray
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It
V.I.C. Wobble Baby Wobble
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Frank Sinatra New York, New York
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Jon Pardi Dirt on My Boots
Big and Rich Save a Horse
Cake Cutting
Frank Sinatra Love And Marriage
More Dancing
Biz Markie Just A  Friend
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Jim Croce Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Isley Brothers Shout!
DJ Baddmixx The Cupid Shuffle
Billy Idol Money Money
The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace
Flo Rida Get Low
Journey Don’t Stop Believing
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me ‘Round (Like a Record)
Rednex Cotton-Eyed Joe
Walk The Moon Shut Up and Dance
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
The Carters Apeshit
6ix9ine FEFE
AJR Burn the House Down
B.o.B HeadBand
The Tramps Disco Inferno
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
Guns And Roses Sweet Child O Mine
Michael Bublé Save the Last Dance for Me
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline

 

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Setlist: Wedding Reception Denine and John Sept. 2018 @PJ Skidoos

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The couple and their families were some of the nicest people I’ve met in this business. I met with them at the venue, PJ Skidoos in Fairfax, several months before the event. We talked about the setup for the room and the songs that were important to them to have included on their wedding day.

PJ Skidoos has a great room downstairs for weddings and special events, and the staff is very courteous and professional. It’s easy to access as well from the entrance on the side of the building.

For this event I brought out two sound systems, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I provided a wireless clip-on mic for the officiant, and music for the ceremony. I also provided a wireless handheld mic for toasts during dinner. For dancing, in addition to the sound system I set up a lighting truss over the DJ table with a variety of moving lights and wash lights. I also set up the uplighting system around the perimeter of the room.

This couple found me through my profile on Bark.com: https://www.bark.com/en/company/avtomat-av/bX0Dd/

They wrote me a very nice review too!

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

Dinner Selection
Rod Stewart For the First Time
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Willie Nelson Always On My Mind
Norah Jones The Nearness Of You
Linda Ronstadt I’ve Got A Crush On You
Frank Sinatra Somethin’ Stupid
Alanis Morissette Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love
Harry Connick Jr. – It Had To Be You (Soundtrack)
Elton John I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
Madness It must be love
Aaron Neville Drift Away
XTC Love On A Farmboys Wages
Enya Paint The Sky With Stars
Stevie Wonder You are the Sunshine of My Life
Bill Withers Lovely Day
The Bee Gees To Love Somebody
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles I Second That Emotion
Otis Redding Try A Little Tenderness
Frank Sinatra Summer Wind
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Adele Someone Like You
John Legend You & I (Nobody In the World)
Billy Joel Just The Way You Are
John Lennon Woman
Bruce Springsteen All I’m Thinkin’ About
Keith Urban Making Memories of Us
Cake Cutting
India Arie Ready For Love
Sade No Ordinary Love
Couple’s First Dance
C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band Before It’s too Late
Dedication to Bride’s Sister and Niece
The Carpenters Close To You(They Long To Be)
Reception/Dancing
Earth, Wind & Fire September
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Sir Mix-a-lot Baby Got Back
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Madonna Holiday
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Chic Le Freak
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
Nelly Hot In Herre
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
The Gap Band You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Midnight Star Freak-A-Zoid
David Bowie Let’s Dance
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
Diana Ross & The Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love
George Jones Memories of Us
There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney
Donna Summer Dim All The Lights
Jerry Jeff Walker Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance?
Cher Take Me Home
KC & The Sunshine Band Shake Your Booty
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
69 Boyz Tootsie Roll
V.I.C. Wobble Baby Wobble
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Despacito
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Wilson Pickett Mustang Sally
Frankie Vali December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Prince Kiss
Madonna Like A Prayer
En Vogue, Salt ‘n’ Pepa Whatta Man
Toto Africa
ABBA Dancing Queen
Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
Lynyrd Skynyrd The Ballad of Curtis Lowe
Kid Rock All Summer Long
George Strait Baby Your Baby
Brooks & Dunn Neon Moon
Reba McEntire I’ll Be
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Setlist: Wedding Callie and Joel September 8th @Blue Hill Farm, Waterford VA

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My fondness for Waterford VA is well established, and Blue Hill Farm is one of the nicest wedding venues out that way. The owners are fantastic people who work very hard to make their farm a warm and inviting place for everyone involved. They have both outdoor and indoor spaces for the ceremony, and a big tent on the grounds for dinner. The carriage house is situated in between, and I got a thrill out of helping to light it up with color and movement for the reception!

Callie and Joel brought a great group of very enthusiastic friends who rocked the dance floor and celebrated in style. At the end they did a send off with sparklers ablaze.

For this event I brought out two sound systems, one for dinner in the tent and one for the reception. I provided a wireless handheld mic for toasts during dinner. For dancing, in addition to the sound system I set up a lighting truss over the DJ table with a variety of moving lights and wash lights. I also set up the uplighting system around the perimeter of the room. Finally, I added two vertical trusses with moving spots on top.

This couple found me through my profile on Thumbtack.com: https://www.thumbtack.com/-Alexandria-VA/service/3606001

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

 

Introduction of Bridal Party
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
Couple’s First Dance
Daniel Caesar Best Part
Reception/Dancing
Earth, Wind, & Fire September
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Village People Y.M.C.A.
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
Drake Nice For What
Kanye West  Waves
Mac Miller My Favorite Part
Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
The Archies Sugar Sugar
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Outfield Your Love
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
ABBA Dancing Queen
Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
Outkast Hey Ya
Blink 182 All The Small things
Katy Perry Firework
Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin I Like It
Darius Rucker Wagon Wheel
The Killers Mr Brightside
John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
Drake In My Feelings
Jay-Z & Beyonce Bonnie & Clyde
Big Punisher Still Not a Player
Toto Africa
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Setlist: Wedding Reception Julie and John August 25, 2018 @Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax VA

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Hilton Gardens Inn provided a wonderful setting for this late summer wedding. There’s a spacious courtyard only steps away from the reception space, and the staff is helpful and accommodating. The couple provided a list of requests they had collected from their guests ahead of time, as well as selections for the key moments. “New York New York” and “Allentown” were included in honor of the couple’s respective home towns too.

I provided one of the more elaborate lighting setups that I can offer for this event, including uplighting around the perimeter of the room, moving lights for the dance floor, and four vertical trusses topped with rotating spots. I also provided two sound systems, one for the ceremony and another for the reception. A wireless clip on mic was provided for the officiant at the ceremony, and a wireless handheld mic was provided for toasts. The nicest part was assisting the groom’s niece with her performance of a song for the couple.

This couple found me through TheKnot.com: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/dj-neal-wedding-djsound-and-uplighting-services-springfield-va-1086182

They wrote me a nice review, too!

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

Introduction of Bridal Party
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling (Clean)
Introduction of Couple
American Authors Best Day of My Life
Couple’s First Dance
James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go
Reception/Dancing
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Jackson, Michael Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You
Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
Young MC Bust A Move
Earth, Wind & Fire September
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
Flo Rida Get Low
Pitbull I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
Kris Kross Jump
Los Del Rio Macarena
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Weather Girls It’s Raining Men
Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Rick James Superfreak
Spice Girls Wannabe
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling
Madonna Like A Prayer
Lil John Get Low
Bruno Mars Finesse
Kenny Chesney There Goes My Life
Frank Sinatra New York, New York
Billy Joel Allentown
Simple Minds Don’t You Forget About Me
Prince Kiss
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Pharrell Williams Happy
Britney Spears Toxic
Spandau Ballet True

 

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Setlist: Wedding Reception Liz and Craig @Hollin Hall July 7, 2018

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I met Liz and Craig through 80’s Dance Party, the event that I’ve promoted and DJ’d for longer than any other I’ve done (25 years in one form or another, but who’s counting?) They’ve attended 80’s Dance Party events at Black Whiskey, Tropicalia, Songbyrd Cafe, and The Black Cat, so I was thrilled when they asked me to spin at their wedding!

It took place in July of 2018 at Hollin Hall in Alexandria, VA. The venue is amazing, from the outdoor grounds to the hall itself, all very charming. We lucked out, too, as it had rained all week before the wedding but then cleared out just in time!

The music for the ceremony was provided by friends of the couple, who played violin and guitar. Liz and Craig wanted an 80’s themed reception, and that is one of my specialties. I only wish I could have kept playing for another two hours!

For this event, I provided two sound systems, one for the ceremony and another for the reception. Microphones were provided for the live musicians and for the readings during the ceremony. A wireless mic was provided for the officiant and another for toasts at the reception later. I also provided uplighting for the reception hall.

This couple found me via my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DJTheAngel

They wrote me a really nice review as well!

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

Couple’s First Dance
Etta James At Last
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
Dancing
Michael Jackson blame it on the boogie
The Go-Go’s Head Over Heels
A-Ha Take On Me
Pharrell Williams Happy (From “Despicable Me 2”)
Wham! UK Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Frankie Vali December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
Erasure Respect
James Laid
Chic Good Times
Madonna Vogue
New Order True Faith
Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence
OMD If You Leave
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Daft Punk Get Lucky
Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds
Big Country In A Big Country
The Cure Just Like Heaven
Modern English I Melt With You
Duran Duran Hungry Like The Wolf
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
Spandau Ballet True

 

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Setlist: Wedding Reception Erica and Scott @The Old School House Waterford, VA

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Waterford Virginia is a lovely little town full of historic buildings, charming old homes, and rustic elegance. It is the site of the annual Waterford Fair, and is also the perfect location for a wedding.

 

Erica and Scott invited me out to play their reception in the Old School House in May of 2018, and it was a huge success! I provided DJ services, music, a sound system, uplighting, and dance floor lighting.

The music for the dinner hour included:

Songs from “Old Time Gathering” by Alisa Jones, Ron Wall & Mark Howard

Songs from Gatsby Tavern Consortium “Stepping Into The 18th Century”
Bonnie Ridout – “Air To Which Ossian Is Recited” and “MacDougall’s Gathering”

Here’s a link to the photo album on Facebook

This couple found me through the contact page on this website

Here is the setlist for the dance part of the reception:

Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud (Couple’s First Dance)
Earth, Wind & Fire September
Jackson, Michael P.Y.T.
The Village People Y.M.C.A.
Kool & The Gang Celebration
The Gap Band You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Dazz Band Let It Whip
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling (Clean)
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Bee Gees Night Fever
Bruno Mars Treasure
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
(Polka) Chicken Dance
Culture Club Karma Chameleon
Spice Girls Wannabe
Cupid The Cupid Shuffle
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
The Style Council You’re the Best Thing
Temptations My Girl
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
The Beach Boys California Girls
B-52’s Love Shack
Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Bega, Lou Mambo #5
Wham! UK Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Lady Antebellum Just a Kiss (Couple’s Last Dance)

 

 

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Setlist: Wedding Ceremony and Reception Tinsley and Alex @Baltimore Museum of Industry, Baltimore MD

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Tinsley and Alex chose the Baltimore Museum of Industry as the location for both their wedding ceremony and their reception, and it’s a great choice.

 

 

The main windows of the museum look out over the Baltimore harbor, which gave their ceremony a beautiful backdrop and lots of natural light. Later, during the reception, the harbor lights accented the night sky in the background as everyone kicked up their heels in celebration. I provided DJ services, Emcee services, two sound systems (one for the ceremony and reception, a second one set up further back in the facility for the happy hour), microphones (clip-on lavalier for the officiator, and a handheld wireless for announcements and toasts), and an uplighting package for the dance floor.

 

 

It was great working with the couple, who had lots of great ideas for the music they wanted to hear, as well as fun stuff like the shoe game that took place after the cake cutting. It was also GREAT to work with their wedding planners, Howerton+Wooten Events. Since I have been involved in providing services for weddings, I’ve noticed that events that use the services of a wedding planner tend to go a lot smoother. The couple is more relaxed, family members can concentrate on just having a good time, and the planners make sure that the schedule of events is maintained and updated. This was definitely the case with Howerton+Wooten, who provided some of the most professional, organized, and personally engaged coordinators that I have seen at a wedding event. They have a website, a page up on Facebook, and a page on The Knot. Definitely worth checking out!

 

Ceremony
The Piano Guys A Thousand Years (Wedding Party Processional)
Hiromi Wake Up And Dream (Bride’s Processional)
Ray LaMontagne You Are the Best Thing (Couple’s Recessional)
Flamingosis Feelings of Sentimentality Due to Getting Curved

(Introduction of family and wedding party)

Camp Lo Luchini aka This Is It (Introduction of couple)
John Legend You and I (Nobody In The World) (Couple’s first dance)
Marvin Gaye How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (Cake cutting)
Alessia Cara Stone (Father & daughter dance)
Alf Clausen The Land of Chocolate (Shoe game music)
Dancing
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
Jackson, Michael P.Y.T.
Rick James Super Freak
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
David Bowie Let’s Dance
Aretha Franklin Respect
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
Black Box Eveybody Everybody
Jamiroquai You Give Me Something
Marcia Griffiths Electric Boogie
Jordan, Montell This Is How We Do It
Bruno Mars Finesse [feat. Cardi B]
Hot Toddy Down to Love
Al Green Let’s Stay Together
Stevie Wonder My Cherie Amour
Camp Lo Luchini – This Is It
Lupe Fiasco Paris, Tokyo
Calvin Harris & Katy Perry & Big Sean DJ K-More Feels
Outkast Hey Ya
Alicia Myers I Want To Thank You (Final song and salutation)
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Setlist: 80’s Dance Party – The Angel’s Birthday @Songbyrd, Adams Morgan Washington DC March 3rd, 2018

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Set List from 80’s Dance Party – The Angel’s Birthday @Songbyrd March 3rd, 2018. Great crowd, lot’s of requests (Bowie and Prince dominated, no surprise!) BIG thanks to everyone who came out! There was a flurry of 70’s Disco tunes at the end in honor of Tiffany, who’s heading out to LA. We’ll miss you!

David Bowie “Ashes To Ashes” Video
Happy Mondays “Step On” Video
Art Of Noise “Beat Box” Video
Happy Mondays “Step On” Video
Fine Young Cannibals “She Drives Me Crazy” Video
M “Pop Muzik” Video
The Cure “Close To Me” Video
Wall of Voodoo “Mexican Radio” Video
English Beat “Mirror In The Bathroom” Video
Devo “Girl U Want” Video
Adam Ant “Antmusic” Video
Pretenders “Meassage Of Love” Video
The Smiths “Bigmouth Strikes Again” Video
The Fixx “One Thing Leads To Another” Video
INXS “The Original Sin” Video
Missing Persons “Words” Video
Bruce Springsteen “Hungry Heart”
The Waitresses “I Know What Boys Like” Video
Duran Duran “Rio” Video
Flock of Seagulls “I Ran” Video
Pet Shop Boys “Suburbia” Video
Big Country “In A Big Country” (Extended Mix) Video
Talking Heads “Once In A Lifetime” Video
The Cure “Friday I’m In Love” Video
Culture Club “Church Of The Poison Mind” Video
Echo & The Bunnymen “Lips Like Sugar” Video
David Bowie “Let’s Dance” Video
Prince “Kiss” Video
Hall & Oates “I Can’t Go For That” Video
Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me” Video
Human League “Don’t You Want Me Baby?” Video
Madonna “Into The Groove” Video
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle” Video
Depeche Mode “Enjoy The Silence” Video
ABC “Look of Love” Video
OMD “Dreaming” Video
Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” Video
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Cities In The Dust” Video
Yaz “Don’t Go” Video
Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round)” Video
Bananarama “Venus” Video
Erasure “Love To Hate You” Video
Queen & David Bowie “Under Pressure”
Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” Video
Alphaville “Big In Japan” Video
Talking Heads “Burning Down The House” Video
Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” Video
New Order “True Faith” Video
Information Society “What’s On Your Mind” Video
Frankie “Relax” Video
Thompson Twins “Love On Your Side” Video
Madonna “Like A Prayer” Video
When In Rome “The Promise” Video
Oingo Boingo “Dead Man’s Party” Video
Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart” Video
Berlin “The Metro” Video
Icicle Works “Whisper To A Scream” Video
Erasure “Chains Of Love” Video
Berlin “No More Words” Video
Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy”
Sinead O’Connor “Mandinka” Video
David Bowie “Blue Jean” Video
Stray Cats “Stray Cat Strut” Video
Prince “When Doves Cry”
Pet Shop Boys “Always On My Mind” Video
Gloria Gaynor “Never Can Say Goodbye”
Bee Gees “Night Fever”
Stevie Wonder “Do I Do”
KC and the Sunshine Band “Get Down Tonight”
Donna Summer “Last Dance”
Haircut 100 “Love Plus One” Video
Heaven 17 “We Live So Fast” Video
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Dazzle” Video
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Setlist: Family Dance Night at Hillside Elementary Ashburn VA Feb 16 2018

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Hillside Elementary has been having me out to DJ their annual family dance night for the last couple of years. This year they had an 80’s theme, so there was a sprinkling of hits from the 80’s (for parents I suspect) and then a LOT of requests from the kids. The playlist appears below. I provided DJ services, the sound system, uplighting (19 fixtures), dance floor lighting, and mic’s for announcing the costume contest and the raffle giveaway.

Shakira Whenever, Whatever
Parry Gripp Elephant Eating a Stick
ABBA Mamma Mia
Madonna Holiday
Carlisle, Belinda Heaven (Is A Place On Earth)
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jackson, Michael Thriller
Bananarama Venus
Ylvis The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
Psy Gangnam Style
Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
A-Ha Take On Me
party songs Chicken Dance
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Pat Benetar Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Spears, Britney One More Time
Rihanna Umbrella
Grease Soundtrack You’re the One That I Want
Grouplove Shark Attack
Alicia Keys Teenage Love Affair

 

Judging of Costume Contest                     
Queen We Are The Champions
Justin Timberlake Can’t  Stop The Feeling
Dua Lipa New Rules
Katy Perry Feels
Los Del Rio Macarena
DJ Baddmixx The Cupid Shuffle

 

Raffle Giveaway
Bangles, The Walk Like An Egyptian
Fitz and The Tantrums HandClap
Portugal, The Man Feel It Still
Pharrell Williams Happy
The Village People Y.M.C.A.
Greatest Showman Ensemble The Greatest Show
Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart & Sofia Carson Rotten to the Core
Britney Spears Toxic
Dixie Chicks The Rainbow Connection

 

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Setlist: Company Christmas Party held at Lansdowne Resort Jan 13, 2018

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Lansdowne Resort is a great facility located in Loudon County, Virginia. This is the second year that this particular group has booked their annual Christmas party at Lansdowne (previously it was at Salamander Resort). I’ve had the great privilege to provide music, sound, and lighting for the event for the fourth year running, and this year’s party was another great success! The company in question is a very successful software firm, and they take the opportunity to honor their employees at this banquet. There’s a huge buffet, a photo booth, and an ongoing raffle throughout the night. In addition to the music, sound, and lighting, I provided mic’s and spot lighting to the company executives for addressing the guests. The dance portion of the evening was great fun, and the playlist (with many requests from the guests) appears below:

Madonna Holiday
Stevie Wonder Do I Do
Earth, Wind & Fire September
Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This
Tone -Loc Wild Thing
Salt ‘n’ Pepa Push It
Young MC Bust A Move
Maroon 5 Sugar
Usher Yeah! (Clean)
2 Pac California Love
Nelly Hot In Herre
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Commodores Brick House
Michael Jackson Blame It On The Boogie
Jordan, Montell This Is How We Do It
Black Sheep The Choice Is Your
Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
A Tribe Called Quest Scenario
House Of Pain Jump Around
Kris Kross Jump
Daddy Yankee Gasolina (Remix)
Enrique Iglesias Bailando
French Montana Unforgettable
50 Cent In Da Club
Mary J. Blige Family Affair
Naughty by Nature O.P.P.
Saint Motel My Type
Rihanna S.O.S.
DJ Baddmixx The Cupid Shuffle
Britney Spears Toxic
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Beastie Boys Brass Monkey
Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O Mine
V.I.C. Wobble Baby Wobble
Snoop Dogg What’s My Name
Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack
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Setlist: Caroline’s 75th Birthday Sock Hop @Waxhaw, NC March 11, 2017

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I travelled down to Waxhaw NC to help celebrate the 75th Birthday of the mother of one of my best friends. The theme was a 1950’s style sock hop, and the music was centered around that era. I was brought in to provide DJ services, sound system, uplighting, and video projection. We put together a wonderful slideshow for the guests that showed a retrospective of Caroline’s life and family. In addition to all the great music, I also hosted a ‘Name That Tune” contest, and helped engineer a balloon drop. It was a tremendous celebration and I was honored to be a part of it!

 

Set 1
Chuck Berry Johnny B Good
Everly Brothers Dream
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
Johnny Burnette & The Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio Your Baby Blue Eyes
Bobby Darin Splish Splash
Platters Twilight Time
Chuck Berry Reelin’ & Rockin
The Beatles Roll Over Beethoven
Elvis Presley Hound Dog
Link Wray & Robert Gordon Red Cadillac & A Black Moustache
Robert Gordon & Link Wray Red Hot
Wanda Jackson Honey Bop
Patsy Cline Crazy
Dion & the Belmonts A Teenager in Love
Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry Ain’t Got No Home
Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train
Fats Domino Ain’t That a Shame
B.B. King Rock Me Baby
Drifters Save the Last Dance for Me
Eddie Cochran Pink-Peg Slacks
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Sherry
The Chordettes Lollipop
Crests 16 Candles
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters Finger Poppin’ Time
Little Richard Lucille
Monotones Book Of Love
Smiley Lewis I Hear You Knocking
The Ventures Walk Don’t Run
Aubrey ‘Moon’ Mullican Seven Nights to Rock
Billy Bland Let The Little Girl Dance
Bo Diddley Who Do You Love?
Elvis Presley Blue Suede Shoes
Buddy Holly Peggy Sue
Doris Troy Just One Look
The Champs Tequila
Bobby Darin Splish Splash
Bill Haley & His Comets Shake, Rattle and Roll
Frankie Ford Sea Cruise
The Archies Sugar Sugar
Mary Wells My Guy
The Ronettes Be My Baby
Del Vikings Come Go With Me
John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John We Go Together
Bill Haley And The Comets Rock Around The Clock
Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On
Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
The Penguins Earth Angel
Patsy Cline Walkin’ After Midnight
Roy Orbison Only The Lonely
Name That Tune Contest
Platters Twilight Time
Chuck Berry Reelin’ & Rockin
The Everly Brothers Wake Up Little Susie
Danny & the Juniors At the Hop
Hank Williams, Sr. Your Cheatin’ Heart
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Johnny Otis Show Willie And The Hand Jive
Connie Francis Lipstick on Your Collar
Set 2
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Everly Brothers Dream
The Penguins Earth Angel
Isley Brothers Shout!
The Big Bopper Chantilly Lace
Chubby Checker The Twist
Bill Haley And The Comets Rock Around The Clock
Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls Of Fire
Chuck Berry Johnny B Goode
Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes
Eddie Cochran C’mon Everybody
Danny & the Juniors At the Hop
Little Richard Tutti-Frutti
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You’re the One That I Want
Brian Setzer Jump Jive & Wail
Roy Orbison Oh, Pretty Woman
Ben E. King Stand by Me
Frankie Avalon Venus
Fleetwoods Come Softly to Me
Fats Domino Blueberry Hill
Gene Vincent Say Mama
Wanda Jackson Let’s Have A Party
Chubby Checker Let’s Twist Again
Ricky Nelson My One Desire
Buddy Holly That’ll Be The Day
Mary Wells My Guy
Martha and The Vandellas Jimmy Mack
Temptations My Girl

 

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Setlist: Wedding Reception Tony and Dani @Hyatt Regency Bethesda MD

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Tony and Dani had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda MD on August 1st, 2015. I provided DJ services, the sound system, and dance floor lighting. This was a fun wedding because it really had a party atmosphere. The couple put together a really creative list of songs for the key points in the evening – the James Bond theme and “Macho Man” for the bouquet and garter tosses. The dance set was mostly contemporary hits, but there was a little retro 80’s thrown in. The guests responded really well and I was very honored to be invited to play. I’m happy to have kept in touch with Tony as well, as he is in a similar line of work (sound, lights, video, live events.) I am also grateful that he gave me such a great review on my page on The Knot!!

“I hired Neal to be the DJ at my wedding in 2015 and I couldn’t be happier with the service he delivered! First of all, Neal is very organized. Before my wedding day, he checked the venue for the best way to get his equipment into the building and what was the earliest time he would be able to set up. That attention to detail is so important to ensure a successful event. Secondly, Neal is very entertaining. He played the role of MC for my wedding perfectly. He got all of the announcements right and kept the wedding moving at a good pace. And most importantly, Neal did an awesome job with the music and lights. We received a lot of compliments on his mixes, as his library definitely has something for every crowd. The moving lights that he used really helped set the atmosphere and got people dancing. I highly recommend you hire Neal for your next event. You won’t be disappointed.”

Pitbull & Ne-Yo Time of Our Lives
Haddaway What Is Love
Tim McGraw My Little Girl
Israel Kamakawiwo’ole Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Ohio Express Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Ludacris Move Bitch (Clean Version)
Soundtrack James Bond Theme
Village People Macho Man
jagged edge Lets Get Married (remix)
Jordan, Montell This Is How We Do It
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Bruno Mars Treasure
Daft Punk Get Lucky
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Madonna Holiday
Pitbull Hotel Room Service
Casper Cha-Cha Slide
Cupid Cupid Shuffle
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Pharrell Williams Happy
Outkast Hey Ya
Diana Ross & The Supremes You Can’t Hurry Love
Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Isley Brothers Shout!
The Temptations Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
Martha and The Vandellas Dancing in the Street
Rednex Cotton-Eyed Joe
P!nk Raise Your Glass
No Mercy Where Do You Go?
Luke Bryan Kick the Dust Up
Silento Watch Me
V.I.C. Wobble
Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Blake Shelton Lonely Tonight
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
Commodores Brick House
Prince Kiss
Usher Yeah! (Clean)
Shakira ft Wyclef Jean Hips Don’t Lie
Pitbull I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) (Clean Pop Edit)
Lmfao Sexy And I Know It
Taio Cruz Dynamite
Enrique Iglesias Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
Snap Rhythm Is a Dancer
Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris We Found Love
Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
Journey Don’t Stop Believing (The Louis Louis Remix)
Salt ‘n’ Pepa Push It
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New Year’s Eve @The Passenger/HOGO/Warehouse Theater Dec. 31st 2013

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Without a doubt one of the best gigs I’ve ever done! The Passenger brought out a HUGE crowd of really fun party people, with a wonderfully varied set of tastes as well! I provided DJ services, the sound system, lighting, and music videos on the big screen. The Passenger has since moved to a new location, but I don’t think Warehouse Theater exists any more. It’s a shame, I have fond memories of some really great gigs there!

Janelle Monáe Dance Apocalyptic
Hot Chip Night & Day
George Michael Too Funky (Video)
Suzanne Vega DNA Tom’s Diner (Video)
Mary J. Blige Real Love (Video)
Sugar Ray (Feat. Supercat) Fly
Robbie Williams Rock DJ
Scissor Sisters Hair Baby
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
K.C. & The Sunshine Band That’s The Way (I Like It)
Ciara (Feat. Justin Timberlake) Love and Sex and Magic
Nelly Furtado (Feat. Timbaland) Promiscuous girl ((Video))
Cameo Word Up (Video)
Young MC Bust A Move (Video)
Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby (Video)
Beastie Boys Brass Monkey
Sugar Hill Gang Rappers Delight
Chris Brown Ft Justin Bieber Next 2 You
Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball
Lorde Royals
Pitbull (Feat. Ke$ha) Timber
Britney Spears Work B__ch
Calvin Harris (Feat. Ayah Marar) Thinking About You
Run DMC vs. Jason Nevins It’s Like That
Flo-Rida Hands In The Ayer
Mad ‘ House Like A Prayer
Katy Perry Firework
Ylvis The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back (Video)
Flo Rida Get Low
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Video)
Aqua Barbie Girl (Video)
LMFAO Party Rock Anthem
Psy Gangnam Style
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines (Video)
Daft Punk Get Lucky
Micheal Jackson Thriller (Video)
Madonna Vogue (Video)
Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone (Video)
Spice Girls Wannabe (Video)
Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart (Video)
Right Said Fred I’m Too Sexy
Journey Don’t Stop Beliving
Outkast Hey Ya (Video)
Vampire Weekend A-Punk (Video)
Pitbull (Feat. Ke$ha) Timber
Die Toten Hosen Auld Lang Syne
Prince 1999 (Video)
Disclosure (feat. Sam Smith) Latch
New Order Bizarre Love Triangle (Video)
Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris We Found Love
Pitbull I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
P!nk Raise Your Glass
Taio Cruz Dynamite
Britney Spears Till The World Ends
Lady Gaga Applause
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Can’t Hold Us
Baauer Harlem Shake
David Guetta Sexy Bitch
Daft Punk One More Time
Empire Of The Sun Alive (Video)
MGMT Kids
Icona Pop I Love It
Tegan and Sara Closer
The Killers Human (Video)
New Order Age Of Consent
A-Ha Take On Me (Video)
The Cure Just Like Heaven (Video)
Modern English I Melt With You (Video)
Fitz & The Tantrums Out of My League
The Ting Tings That’s Not My Name
Phoenix 1901
Hot Chip Ready For The Floor (Video)
Martin Solveig Feat. Dragonette Hello
Bloc Party (Feat. Tiesto) It’s Not The Things You Say
Cut Copy Lights & Music
Mesh Only Better
Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Video)
Nena 99 Luftballoon (Video)
Soft Cell Sex Dwarf
Metronomy Back on the motorway
Robyn Call Your Girlfriend (Video)
Jackson, Michael P.Y.T.
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me (Video)
Erasure Oh L’Amour (Video)
Cornershop Brimful Of Asha (N Cook Remix)
LCD Soundsystem Tribulations
Cut Copy Hearts On Fire
Chromeo Fancy Footwork
Simian Mobile Disco Love
Queen Fat Bottom Girls –
Big and Rich Save a Horse
Billy Idol Cradle Of Love (Video)
Pitbull Feel This Moment (feat. Christina Aguilera)
Justice vs. Simian We Are Your Friends
La Roux Quicksand (Video)
Datarock Fa Fa Fa
Benny Benassi Satisfaction
Technotronic Pump Up the Jam (Video)
2 pac California Love
Nelly Must Be Tha Money
Chvrches The Mother We Share
Smiths How Soon Is Now? (Video)
Bear In Heaven Sinful Nature
St. Lucia All Eyes On You
Arcade Fire Reflektor

 

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Setlist: 80’s Zombie Prom Halloween Night @The Passenger Oct. 31st, 2013

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I got a huge Thriller of a thrill to be invited to spin The Passenger’s 80’s Zombie Prom on Halloween night in 2013. It took place in the Warehouse Theater space adjacent to The Passenger, and the turnout of costumed party people was AWESOME! I was brought on to provide DJ services, sound system, lighting, and music videos on the projection system. I even set up a balloon drop, which is something I used to do a lot at the old gig. Best of all, the success of the event led directly to the opportunity to spin their New Year’s Eve party two months later!

 

David Bowie “Blue Jean” (Video)
Power Station “Some Like It Hot” (Video)
Belinda Carlisle “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” (Video)
Talk Talk “It’s My Life”  (Video)
Reflex “Politics Of Dancing” (Video)
Clash “Rock The Casbah” (Video)
Animotion “Obsession” (Video)
INXS “New Sensation” (Video)
J Geils “Centerfold” (Video)
Micheal Jackson “Billie Jean” (Video)
Human League “Don’t You Want Me Baby” (Video)
Wham U.K. “Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)”
Debarge “Rhythm Of The Night” (Video)
Madonna “Like A Virgin” (Video)
New Order “Bizarre Love Triangle”
Big Country “In A Big Country” (Video)
Duran Duran “Hungry Like The Wolf” (Video)
ZZ Top “Sharp Dressed Man” (Video)
Berlin “No More Words” (Video)
Pet Shop Boys “Always On My Mind” (Video)
Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus” (Video)
The Smiths “Sheilah Take A Bow” (Video)
Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (Video)
Milli Vanilli “Girl You Know It’s True” (Video)
Paula Abdul “Straight Up” (Video)
Bobby Brown “Don’t Be Cruel” (Video)
Talking Heads “Burning Down The House” (Video)
A-Ha “Take On Me” (Video)
Adam Ant “Goody Two Shoes” (Video)
Wham “Wake Me Up Before” (Video)
Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat” (Video)
B-52’s “Love Shack” (Video)
Madonna “Lucky Star” (Video)
Prince “Kiss” (Video)
Rick Astley “Never Gonna Give You Up” (Video)
Bananarama “Venus” (Video)
Dead Or Alive “You Spin Me Round” (Video)
Bon Jovi “Livin’ On A Prayer” (Video)
Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (Video)
Micheal Jackson “Thriller” (Video)
OMD “If You Leave” (Video)
Madonna “Vogue” (Video)
Erasure “Oh L’Amour” (Video)
Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” (Video)
Corey Hart “Sunglasses At Night” (Video)
Buggles “Video Killed The Radio Star” (Video)
Sinead O’Connor “Mandinka” (Video)
The Smiths “Panic” (Video)
Soft Cell “Tainted Love”
The Cure “Just Like Heaven” (Video)
When In Rome “The Promise” (Video)
Frankie “Relax” (Video)
New Order “True Faith” (Video)
Anything Box “Living In Oblivion” (Video)
Peter Schilling “Major Tom” (Video)
Billy Idol “Rebel Yell” (Video)
The Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated”
Devo “Whip It” (Video)
B-52’s “Rock Lobster” (Video)
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Peek-A-Boo” (Video)
Men Without Hats “Safety Dance” (Video)
Simple Minds “Don’t You Forget About Me” (Video)
Adam Ant “Strip” (Video)
Adam Ant “Goody Two Shoes” (Video)
Stray Cats “Sexy & 17” (Video)
Billy Idol “Dancing With Myself” (Video)
Joy Division “Love Will Tear Us Apart Again”
The Cult “She Sells Sanctuary” (Video)
Front 242 “Headhunter” (Video)
Sisters Of Mercy “Lucretia” (Video)
Queen & David Bowie “Under Pressure”
Spandau Ballet “True” (Video)
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Setlist: Halloween Party @Ashburn, Virginia Oct 27, 2013

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I started spinning the annual Halloween party at the community rec center out in Broadlands in 2008, and was invited back every year while they were still running it. It was typically on the Saturday before Halloween, and it was always a hit! Mostly a mix of 70’s/80’s/90’s pop and hip hop, but plenty of current hits as well. The HOA out there would actually do two parties in a row; Friday night for the kids in the early evening, and then Saturday night for the grown-ups. Both were incredible. I was brought in to provide DJ services, sound system, lighting, music video and movies on my projection system. It was one of the most complete entertainment packages I’ve been asked to do, and it looked and sounded amazing. I still do the kids party every year, as well as several other community events. Here’s the setlist for the 2013 party:

 

Wham I’m Your Man (Video)
Eurythmics Would I Lie To You? (Video)
Pink Funhouse
Ciara (Feat. Justin Timberlake) Love Sex Magic
Chris Brown (Feat. Juelz Santana) Run It!
Lady GaGa Lovegame
Paul Oakenfold Starry Eyed Surprise
Will Smith Gettin’ Jiggy With It
Mariah Carey Fantasy
Color Me Badd Sex U Up (Video)
Lorde Royals
Selena Gomez Come & Get It
Nelly Furtado Turn Off The Light
TLC Creep
David Guetta (Feat. Sia) Titanium
Taio Cruz Break Your Heart
Donna Summer Hot Stuff
Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Blurred Lines
Micheal Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Video)
Pink Get The Party Started (Video)
Katy Perry (Feat Snoop Dogg) California Gurls
Flo Rida Right Round
Ylvis The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)
Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
Taio Cruz Dynamite
Enrique Iglesias (Feat Pitbull) I Like It
Rihanna Only Girl (In The World)
Daft Punk (Feat. Pharrell Williams) Get Lucky
Katy Perry Roar
Miley Cyrus We Can’t Stop
Drake (Feat. Majid Jordan) Hold On, We’re Going Home
Wild Cherry Play That Fnk white boy
Brown, James Sex Machine
Prince Kiss (Video)
Cameo Word Up (Video)
The Pussycat Dolls (Feat Busta Rhymes) Don’t Cha (Video)
Jackson, Michael P.Y.T.
Robin Thicke (Feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake (Feat. JAY Z) Suit & Tie
Montell Jordan This Is How We Do It
Usher Yeah! (Clean)
Flo Rida Get Low (Clean)
Kesha Take It Off
LMFAO Sexy And I Know It
Priyanka Chopra (Feat. Pitbull) Exotic
AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
Micheal Jackson Thriller (Video)
Outkast Hey Ya (Video)
The Romantics What I Like About You
Modern English I Melt With You (Video)
Oingo Boingo Dead Man’s Party
Bruce Springsteen All I’m Thinkin’ About
Guns And Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine
Isley Brothers Shout!
Commodores Brick House
Shakira (Feat Wyclef Jean) Hips Don’t Lie
Mr. C Cha Cha Slide
Cupid The Cupid Shuffle
Mackelmore (Feat Ryan Lewis) Ceiling Can’t Hold Us (Clean Version)
Britney Spears Toxic (Video)
Pitbull Back in Time
Chris Brown Forever
Flo Rida (Feat David Guetta) Club Can’t Handle Me (Clean)
Fleetwood Mac Gypsy
Police Every Breath You Take (Video)
Tom Petty You Got Lucky DVD Rip
Toto Africa
Spandau Ballet True (Video)
Mariah Carey (Feat Mase & The Lox) Honey
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Setlist: Wedding Reception Carol and Nhi @Harbour View Oct 13 2012

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Carol and Nhi’s wedding at Harbour View in Virginia was a really special event for a number of reasons, one of which was that it came together with the help and support of Northern Virginia Magazine. The magazine has a dream wedding contest every year, and in 2012 Carol and Nhi were the winners! As a result, Harbour View hosted the event, and vendors like me came on board through the magazine’s efforts. Located out in Woodbridge, VA, Harbour View is a splendid facility with a picturesque view of the marina and the Occoquan River.

In additional to myself, Northern Virginia Magazine also brought in The Monster Band, who played for much of the dinner hour. The Monster Band are total pro’s by the way, and would be crowdpleasers at any event. I played some music at various key points like the introduction of the wedding party and the couple’s first dance. Then I closed the night with a set of contemporary dance music selected by the couple. Big thanks to Carol and Nhi, and also to Northern Virginia Magazine and my friend Renée who put me in touch with them!

 

Wedding Music Central The Bridal Chorus
Thievery Corporation Bario Alto (Grand Entrance)
Avicii Levels(Wedding Party Groomsman/Bridesmaids 1st&2nd Couple)
LMFAO Sexy And I Know It (Wedding Party Groomsman/Bridesmaids 3rd&4th Couple)
Christina Perri A Thousand Years (Couples 1st Dance)
Heartland I Loved Her First
Adele Someone Like You
U2 Sweetest Thing
Yanni With an orchid
Divine Destiny Beautiful IN White (Cake Cutting)
Wedding Music Canon in D – II
Beyoncé Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Lmfao Sexy And I Know It
Los Del Rio Macarena
Psy Gangnam Style
Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull On The Floor
Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris We Found Love
Jessie J Domino
Pitbull Give Me Everything
Hardwell Cobra
David Guetta & Nicki Minaj Turn Me on
Flo Rida ft David Guetta Club Can’t Handle Me
LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon Shots
Enrique Iglesias Dirty Dancer
Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger
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Setlist: Wedding Reception Sharon and Hoa @Washington Golf and Country Club June 20, 2009

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Sharon and Hoa tied the knot back in 2009 and had both the ceremony and the reception at the Washington Golf and Country Club. I was asked to provide DJ services, lighting, emcee services, and sound for the ceremony. In addition, I set up a video projector and screen which displayed a slideshow of the couple’s childhood, family life, and courtship together. Very romantic!

The Washington Golf and Country Club is a gorgeous facility, located in Arlington near Marymount University. The banquet hall is huge and draws in gobs of natural lighting, perfect for formal affairs.

Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia Frevo Rasgado
Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin & Paco DeLucia Guardian Angel
Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This
Aretha Franklin/George Michael I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
Kelly Clarkson A Moment Like This
Tony Evans and His Orchestra Fascination
U2 Sweetest Thing
Honeydrippers Sea Of Love
Fiction Factory Feels Like Heaven
Michael Jackson Thriller
Young MC Bust A Move
Whitney Houston I Want To Dance With Somebody
Prince 1999
Kool & The Gang Celebration
ABBA Dancing Queen
Barbra Streisand & Don Johnson Till I Loved You
Twain, Shania Man! I Feel Like A Woman!
Soundtrack James Bond Theme
Village People Macho Man
Geri Halliwell It’s Raining Men
ZZ Top Legs
Joe Cocker You Can Leave Your Hat On
Lionel Richie All Night Long
Madonna Into The Groove
Human League Don’t You Want Me?
Justin Timberlake SexyBack
C+C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
Boyz II Men Motownphilly
Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
Venga Boys Boom Boom Boom Boom
Snap Rhythm Is a Dancer
Rednex Cotton-Eyed Joe
Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Billy Ocean Loverboy
Greenday Closing Time
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