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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 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: “Studio 54” Metro Underground Spring Formal 2018 April 7 2018 @Stanton & Greene

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The legendary nightclub Studio 54 was the theme for The Metro Underground’s 2018 Spring Formal, and I was very pleased to be part of the DJ line-up this year (along with DJ Rick Furr and DJ RineSin). Lots of people (myself included) embraced the theme and came out sporting some flashy 70’s threads. Lots of gold lamé, bellbottoms, and platform shoes. It was a great party and a great opportunity to bust out some Disco classics! I was also able to debut an original mash-up of Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” and Kiss’ “I Was Made For Lovin’ You.” This work was entirely prompted and inspired by Miss Hellcat and her observation that the central riff in both songs has a similar vibe. Good call!

 

Set 1 (11pm – 12am)
Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Strafe Set It Off
K.C. & The Sunshine Band That’s The Way (I Like It)
Maya & Pink Lady Marmalade
Chic Le Freak
Kiss Vs Donna Summer I Was Made For Loving You/Hot Stuff (Hellcat Remix)
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
Communards Don’t Leave Me This Way
Stars on 54 If You Could Read My Mind
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Blondie Atomic
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me ‘Round (Like a Record)
Cerrone Supernature
Donna Summer I Feel Love
Berlin Sex (I’m A…)
New Order Blue Monday
Yazoo Don’t Go
Paul Lekakis Boom Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room)
Madonna Burnin’ Up
Set 2 (2am – 3am)
Madonna Erotic
INXS Need You Tonight
Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing
Bee Gees Night Fever
Dazz Band Dazz Dazz (Disco Jazz)
Cameo Candy
Sister Sledge We Are Family (Ultimix Remix)
Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots
Blondie Heart of Glass
S.O.S. Band Take Your Time
Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff
Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin
Stevie Wonder Do I Do
David Shire Manhattan Skyline

 

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Setlist: Guest DJ Spot at Temptation, State Theatre Falls Church VA Nov. 4 2017

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I was very honored to be invited to join DJ Melle Mel and DJ Michael Scruggs as a guest DJ for “Temptation” at the State Theatre in Falls Church on November 4, 2017. “Temptation” is a 70’s vs. 80’s Dance night hosted by Melina and Michael as a regular event. The State Theatre went through a big restoration project many years ago and has gone on to be one of NoVa’s best venues for live shows and events! We had a HUGE video projection system behind us, provided by the venue, that let us play music videos from the 80’s. As a guest for the night I was only required to bring my DJ setup, video connections, and my music and video collection.

Tom Tom Club Genius of Love (Video)
J Geils  Centerfold (Video)
INXS  Need You Tonight (Video)
Cameo  Word Up (Video)
Earth Wind & Fire  September (Video)
Duran Duran  Hungry Like The Wolf (Video)
Big Country  In A Big Country (Video)
Dead Or Alive  You Spin Me Round (Video)
Micheal Jackson  Billie Jean (Video)
Madonna  Like A Prayer (Video)
Romantics  What I Like About You (Video)
A-Ha  Take On Me (Video)
David Bowie  Let’s Dance (Video)
Hall & Oates  Say It Isn’t So (Video)
David Bowie  Let’s Dance (Video)
Queen  Radio GaGa (Video)
Pointer Sisters  Jump (Video)
Icicle Works  Whisper To A Scream (Video)
Romeo Void  Never Say Never (Video)

 

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Setlist: Princess Tiffany Presents a Genuine Disco Party Oct 22 2016 @DC9

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Princess Tiffany Presents a Genuine Disco Party Oct 22 2016 @DC9

This was a special one off event at DC9, one of my absolute favorite clubs in downtown Washington, DC. The host (Princess Tiffany) sought out a collaboration to present a disco themed dance night at the club. She curated the music selection which, while it did consist of mostly genuine disco hits, did stray into a little 80’s nostalgia and current hits. What can I say? I hate to turn down requests, especially when people are having a good time!

 

 

 

Blondie Rapture (Video)
Alicia Bridges I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)
Gary’s Gang Keep On Dancin’
Cerrone Supernature
GQ Disco Nights
O’jays, The Love Train
Nice & Wild Diamond Girl
Prince Uptown (Video)
Rick James Give It To Me
Teena Marie Lovergirl
Whitney Houston I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me (Video)
Madonna Dress You Up
Mark Ronson Uptown Funk
Michael Jackson P.Y.T.
Shalamar Dancing In The Streets
A Taste Of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
Kool & The Gang Celebration (Video)
The Isley Brothers Who’s That Lady
Curtis Mayfield Move on up
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Communards Never Can Say Goodbye
Village People Macho Man
Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
Bananarama Venus (Video)
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing
Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Might Real)
The Tramps Disco Inferno
Sylvers Boogie Fever
Donna Summer Bad Girls
Madonna Holiday
Hall & Oats Kiss Is On My List
David Shire Manhattan Skyline
Michael Jackson Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Video)
Boney M Daddy Cool
Indeep Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Chicago Make Me Smile
K.C. & The Sunshine Band That’s The Way (I Like It)
Bee Gees Night Fever
Stevie Wonder Do I Do
ABBA Dancing Queen (Video)
Chic I Want Your Love
Blondie Heart Of Glass (Video)
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Thelma Houston Don’t Leave Me This Way
Klymaxx Meeting in the Ladies Room
Prince Erotic City
Mary Jane Girls In My House
Nicki Minaj Starships
The Weather Girls It’s Raining Men
Miracles Love Machine
Haircut 100 Love Plus One (Video)
Madonna Like A Virgin (Video)
Earth, Wind & Fire In the Stone
ABC Look Of Love (Video)
Michael Jackson Thriller (Video)
David Bowie China Girl (Video)
The Cure Friday I’m In Love (Video)
ABBA Mamma Mia
amii stewart knock on wood
5th Dimension Save the Country
Lou Christie Lightnin’ Strikes
Beach Boys All Summer Long
Tommy James & the Shondells I Think We’re Alone Now
Earth Wind & Fire Let’s Groove (VIDEO)
Rick James Superfreak (VIDEO)
Debbie Gibson Only In My Dreams (Video)
Taylor Swift Shake It Off
Peter Schilling Major Tom (Video)
Smiths There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Video)
Baltimora Tarzan Boy (Video)
Bananarama Venus (Video)
Earth Wind & Fire Reasons

 

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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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