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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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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: Wedding Reception Susan and Chris @Sunset Hills Vineyard Oct 21 2017

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My clients for this event, Susan and Chris, actually got married in Ireland over the summer of 2017. They wanted to have a reception for their friends on this side of the pond, though, and hired me to provide DJ services, a sound system, and a projection system for their wedding slideshow. The event took place at the very lovely Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, Virginia. The event was meant to be low key, and the music requested was a mix of Irish tunes, romantic tunes, and a little classic rock. Chirs got on the mic towards the mid point of the party and provided narration for pictures of their wedding and their subsequent journey through the country. All in all a very successful reception, and I am very grateful for the glowing review Chris gave me on my page on The Knot!
“Reviewed On 12/28/2017 Chris C
Best DJ I’ve ever worked with. Sensitive to the crowd. Reliable. Professional. Fairly priced to beat. Look no further for your entertainment needs.”

Clancy Brothers All For Me Grog
Dubliners The Rising of the Moon
Irish Rovers The Orange and the Green
Young Dubliners The Rocky Road to Dublin
Chieftains Gaftaí Baile Buí (Irish Air)
Abby Newton Crossing To Ireland
Clancy Brothers Mick McGuire
Abbey Lincoln The Nearness Of You
Sarah Vaughan I’ve Got A Crush On You
Norah Jones The Nearness Of You
The Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
Louis Armstrong dream a little dream of me
Everly Brothers Dream
Willie Nelson Stardust
John Legend All of Me
Keith Urban Making Memories of Us
Ben E. King Stand by Me
Stevie Wonder You are the Sunshine of My Life
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers I Won’t Back Down
Ed Miller Generations Of Change
Chieftains The Stone
Ed Miller Darling Ailie
Chieftains Medley: Ó Murchú’s Hornpipe/Sliabh Geal gCua na Feile/The Wandering Minstrel
Ed Miller A Bottle O’ The Best
Lily Neil Traditional
Pachelbel Canon in D
Vangelis Hymne
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Israel Kamakawi Somewhere Over The Rainbow &
Lily Neil Traditional
Chieftains Lilly Bolero/The White Cockade
Ed Sheeran Galway Girl
Sean O’Neill My Lovely Irish Rose
Chieftains with Nanci Griffith Little Love Affairs
Irish Rovers The First Love in Life
Brendan Mulvihill Marlboro Jigs
Ed Sheeran Galway Girl
Bruce Springsteen All I’m Thinkin’ About
Feist Mushaboom
XTC Love On A Farmboy’s Wages
Kenny Chesney American Kids
Keith Urban Kiss a Girl
Pogues Dirty Old Town
Sade Love Is Stronger Than Pride
Roxy Music Avalon

 

 

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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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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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