wedding reception DJ Norwich

When looking at potential wedding reception DJ’s in Norwich it’s always great to have a little insight to the type of work they can and have provided in the past. This can show how knowledgable they are of your type of music, plus how versatile they are as a DJ. In this blog I have included the full playlist, in the order of the songs played; for you to take a glance over with the type of songs used to create the dance floor pictured.

As part of my booking process brides and grooms have their own portal to keep track of their wedding booking with me. Part of this system is dedicated to song requests. Not only can my clients add a few of their choices, but they can give their guests a password to log in and make their requests too! I had a few songs requested prior to the night which influenced all of my song choices at the wedding. Any event I DJ at I pick the songs live to ensure they’re played at the ultimate time. The must play songs from the clients at this wedding were Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’, Earth, Wind & Fire – September, Blues Brothers and madness – Baggy Trousers. You’ll see these are sprinkled in from the first song right through to the end of the night.

My DJ style at this particular wedding reception was mainly playing the tracks in full although throughout the reception I was mostly blending the tracks together with a few soft effects to make song transitions fun. Towards the end of the night I did a little more mixing, but nothing compared to  how I perhaps would at a hen party, and certainly not a club!

Whilst I was keeping the dance floor as full as I could, there was a hype of fun at the nearby Roulette table, provided by 4 Aces Fun Casino. They certainly know how to keep guests entertained and having fun! The way the room was laid out with the placement of the casino tables worked really well at Brasted’s – the tables were part of the room, opposite the bar and to the edge of the dance floor. With having all the items within the one room meant the guests could easily move to what they fancied doing – and could see what was happening! I’m positive this also contributed to keeping the dance floor full all night!

Here is the list of the music I played at this particular wedding: Please note I played some carefully selected remixes of the songs, but they’re not listed fully.

The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (cake cutting)
Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (first dance)
Earth Wind & Fire – September
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown
KC And The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
Abba – Waterloo
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Elton John – Crocodile Rock
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
Chubby Checker – Lets Twist Again
The Blues Brothers – Shake your Tailfeather
TINA TURNER – THE BEST
Abba – Dancing Queen
Bruno Mars – Chunky
Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance
Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
Livin Joy – Dreamer
D’REAM – THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER
Rudimental f./Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
ELO – Mr. Blue Sky
Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell
Starship – We Built This City
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Madness – Baggy Trousers
Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance)
Killers – Mr Brightside
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
2:46:16
House of Pain – Jump Around
Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead
Vengaboys – We Like To Party
Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom
PRODIGY – SMACK MY BITCH UP (this was requested!! I wouldn’t normally play this at a wedding!)
Scatman John – Scatman (1995)
Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Erasure – A Little Respect
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp
Ymca – Ymca
The Trammps – Disco Inferno
NEW ORDER – BLUE MONDAY
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Chic – Le Freak
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
CAMEO – WORD UP
David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Black Lace – Do The Conga
Pulp – Disco 2000
Feeder – Buck Rogers
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
Busted – Year 3000
Limp Bizkit – Rollin’
Sia Ft. Sean Paul – Cheap Thrills
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (Remix)
2 Unlimited – No Limit
Darude – Sandstorm
Berri – Sunshine After The Rain
Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
Faithless – Insomnia (Remix)
A.T.B. – 9 Pm (Till I Come)
Flo Rida – Low
Semisonic – Closing Time
To conclude, you have probably recognised a number of these tracks, and quite a few of my fellow DJ’s would say – ooooh yes I would use those at most weddings. But where would the other DJ’s place those songs? Later in the wedding reception, or maybe in the middle of the reception…? Perhaps the style of a fellow DJ would mean they would play the tracks in a similar order but without any blending or transitions, and this may be exactly what you love to hear! This is an insight to a particular wedding I was hired for. No two weddings are the same, and my playlists are never the same! I’m known for my versatility and hopefully these playlist blogs will help show that.
Coming soon – a playlist of providing my DJ services in a bar in central Norwich – and this list will include the remixes I used…. Feel free to subscribe to be notified of when it’s ‘live’ – it will be soon!

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