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Jennifer and James (Heinz History Center Reception)

On Saturday I played the wedding reception of Jennifer Stivers & James Bisti at the Heinz History Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

Jennifer and James were completely beaming with joy all night long. I’m sure their cheeks will be sore from all the smiling they kept doing. James spent a lot of time preparing for the reception, not only did he choose all the music for cocktail hour and dinner, he also prepared 3 video slideshows which really wowed their guests.

The Heinz History Center is an amazing venue and Jennifer and James were so much fun.

Here is the playlist from the reception.

Cocktail Hour
The Way You Look Tonight Steve Tyrell
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole
Make Someone Happy Jimmy Durante
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Let’s Fall in Love Steve Tyrell
You Don’t Know Me Ray Charles
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
When I Fall in Love Nat King Cole
Love and Marriage Frank Sinatra
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You Frankie Vali
This Will Be Natalie Cole
Let My Love Open the Door Pete Townshend
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
Unforgettable Nat King Cole
Introductions
Beautiful Day U2First Dance
Someone Like You Van Morrison

Cake Cutting
You’re My Best Friend Queen

Dinner Music
The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson
Be Mine David Gray
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohn
Bubbly Colbie Caillat
The Luckiest Ben Folds
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
Somewhere Only We Know Keane
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Sweetest Thing U2
Can’t Help Falling in Love UB40
Dance All Night Ryan Adams
Finally Fergie
Accidentally in Love Counting Crows
Airplanes and Butterflies The Clarks
These are the Days Van Morrison
Making Memories of Us Keith Urban
High James Blunt
Feels Like Home Chantal Kreviazuk
If I Could Hold You Tonight The Bodeans
Mandolin Rain Bruce Hornsby
Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright
I Can See Clearly Now Holly Cole
Rainbow Connection Peter Cincotti

Bridal Dances
I Loved Her First Heartland
My Wish Rascal Flatts

Dancing
When You Say Nothing At All Alison Krauss
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations
Respect Aretha Franklin
Shout (Parts 1 & 2) The Isley Brothers
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts
Lost in this Moment Big & Rich
Mountain Music Alabama
Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees
Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
You Dropped A Bomb On Me / Party Train The Gap Band
Jump On It Sir Mix-A-Lot
Beautiful in My Eyes Joshua Kadison
You’re My Only Girl (Jenny) [#] Barry Manilow
Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
Jessie’s Girl Rick Springfield
Brick House Commodores
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees
Piano Man Billy Joel
This Years Love David Gray
Save the Last Dance for Me Michael BublÈ

Jennifer & James completely knew their guests tastes and were sure to include lots of great 80’s and country music so that everyone got a chance to dance and party. Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs. Bisti.

Valerie and Craig (Crown Plaza Hotel)

This past Saturday I played at the reception for Valerie & Craig Rodgers. The wedding was at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Moon Township (which is practically in my backyard). Valerie and Craig were great to work for, they had lots of great input for the music they wanted to use throughout the evening, and their guests really enjoyed dancing all night to a great selection of rock, country and oldies.

I was referred to Valerie and Craig by a great couple that I got to work with last May, Jennifer & Matthew Vaughn. I was so bummed that they couldn’t make it to the reception (I heard they were bummed too, so I’ll forgive them).

Here is the playlist from Valerie & Craig’s wedding.

Cocktail Hour
Come Fly With Me Michael Buble
Save the Last Dance for Me Harry Connick Jr.
You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin
Hallelujah, I Love Her So Ray Charles
Tony Bennett – Put On A Happy Various – Pop music, Vocal
Rainbow Connection Peter Cincotti
Chris Montez – The More I See Various – Pop music, Vocal
For Once in My Life Harry Connick Jr.
I’ve Just Seen a Face Holly Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay Rod Stewart
When You’re Smiling Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea Robbie Williams
Matt Monro – My Kind Of Girl Various – Pop music, Vocal
L O V E (Bonus Track) Michael Buble
Mel Torme – Strangers In The N Various – Pop music, Vocal
Some Kind of Wonderful Peter Cincotti
Summer Wind Barry Manilow
Almost Like Being in Love Natalie Cole
I’m Your Man Michael Buble

Introductions
Chicks Dig It Chris Cagle
The World Brad Paisley

Cake Cutting
Wink and a Smile Harry Connick Jr.

Dinner Music
A Whole New World John Tesh
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? John Tesh
Evergreen John Tesh / Tim Heintz
Song For Pamela Lopez Howard
Show Me Lopez Howard
Quiet Time Lopez Howard
Join Me Lopez Howard
Endless Love John Tesh / Tim Heintz
Because You Loved Me John Tesh
Jesse’s Lullabye Lopez Howard
Afternoon Repose Lopez Howard
When I Fall in Love John Tesh
After All Lopez Howard
Summer Reunion Colomby Danny
Long Road Ahead Colomby Danny
Flugling Around Colomby Danny
End Of The Day Colomby Danny
Doin The Trent Colomby Danny
It Must Have Been Love John Tesh
Up Where We Belong John Tesh
Brian’s Song John Tesh / Tim Heintz

Bridal Dances
This Kind Of Love Sister Hazel
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Through the Years Kenny Rogers
I’m A Believer Smash Mouth

Dancing
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Celebration Kool & the Gang
Let’s Twist Again Chubby Checker
Surfin’ U.S.A. The Beach Boys
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels
Come on Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cyndi Lauper
All She Wants To Do Is Dance Don Henley
Proud Mary Ike and Tina Turner
What I Like About You Romantics
Rock & Roll All Night Kiss
Unchained melody The Rightheous Brothers
At Last Etta James
I Get a Kick Out of You Frank Sinatra
Shout (Parts 1 & 2) The Isley Brothers
Mony Mony Tommy James & the Shondells
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations
Respect Aretha Franklin
Love Shack The B-52’s
Another One Bites The Dust Queen
Mountain Music Alabama
Thank God I’m a Country Boy John Denver
Cotton Eyed Joe Rednex
Family Tradition Hank Williams Jr.
Tu CompaÒÌa Keith Urban
Joy to the World Three Dog Night
Crocodile Rock Elton John
You Dropped A Bomb On Me / Party Train The Gap Band
A Groovy Kind Of Love Phil Collins
In The Moment Sister Hazel
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond
I Want to Hold Your Hand The Beatles
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Jack and Diane John Cougar Mellencamp
Summer of ’69 Bryan Adams
We Built This City Starship
(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

I had a great time and even got to play some unique selections that really got the crowd excited. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Craig Rodgers!

Holly and Brian (SNPJ Wedding)

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This Saturday I perform at the wedding reception of Holly & Brian Kuczynski. They had an amazing reception at the SNPJ Alpine Room in Enon Valley, PA. Almost 300 guests were there to celebrate with the newlyweds. I’ve known Holly & Brian and their family for quite a few years and I was so happy when they chose me to play for their special day.

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The SNPJ is a DJ dream, great staff, big dance floor, and lots of room to setup!

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Their colors where pink & green and created such a great spring look on all the tables. They had cupcakes on each table instead of having a cake served. I thought they made a great centerpiece. Of course, it made the whole ROOM smell like CUPCAKES!

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I also had the great fortune to work with TWO great photographers. I went to High School with Beth Spence and had no idea she was shooting weddings these days, it was great to get to see her. I also got to work with Pamela Kopka who I had worked with before at a wedding last year. It’s so great to work with professionals who know how to work under any circumstances, these two were on the ball all night and didn’t miss a thing.

The newlyweds had a WIDE variety of music for dancing… line dances, country, pop, rock… something for everyone!

Here is the playlist from Holly & Brian’s wedding.

Cocktail Hour
Come Fly With Me Michael Buble
Save the Last Dance for Me Harry Connick Jr.
You Make Me Feel So Young Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife Bobby Darin
Hallelujah, I Love Her So Ray Charles
Tony Bennett – Put On A Happy Face
Ol’ Mac Donald Frank Sinatra
Rainbow Connection Peter Cincotti
Chris Montez – The More I See
For Once in My Life Harry Connick Jr.
I’ve Just Seen a Face Holly Cole
Our Love Is Here To Stay Rod Stewart
When You’re Smiling Dean Martin
Beyond The Sea Robbie Williams
Matt Monro – My Kind Of Girl
L O V E (Bonus Track) Michael Buble
Mel Torme – Strangers In The Night
Some Kind of Wonderful Peter Cincotti
Summer Wind Barry Manilow
Almost Like Being in Love Natalie Cole
I’m Your Man Michael Buble
Henry Mancini – Something For
Oscar Peterson – Night Train

Introduction
Let’s Get It Started Black Eyed Peas
ESPN Presents The Jock Jam Various Artists

Bridal Party Dances
Me And You Kenny Chesney
My Wish Rascal Flatts
You’re Gonna Miss this Trace Adkins
It’s Your Song Garth Brooks

Dinner Music
That’s All Michael Buble
Come Away With Me Norah Jones
Diana Krall – Look Of Love
Til There Was You Rod Stewart
Only You Harry Connick Jr.
The More I See You Carly Simon
One For My Baby Robbie Williams
My Blue Heaven Harry Connick Jr.
Somethin` Stupid (Feat Nicole Robbie Williams
Sarah Vaughan – Someone To Watch Over Me
I Can See Clearly Now Holly Cole
Ella Fitzgerald – Misty Blue
In The Still Of The Night Carly Simon
Rosemary Clooney – In The Cool
Night and Day The Temptations
Wink and a Smile Harry Connick Jr.
(Love Is) The Tender Trap Frank Sinatra
Save the Best for Last Vanessa Williams
Always and Forever Heatwave
Keeper Of The Stars Tracey Byrd
Amazed (Captain Mix) Lonestar
Shower Me With Your Love Surface
I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith
Do You Dream of Me? Michael W. Smith / Smith, Micheal

Cake Cutting
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar

Dancing
Celebration Kool & the Gang
The Twist Chubby Checker
Electric Slide Marcia Griffiths
The Hokey Pokey Ray Anthony
Birdie Dance The Tweets
The Loco-Motion Kylie Minogue
Y.M.C.A. Village People
Can’t Help Falling In Love Elvis Presley
Unchained melody The Rightheous Brothers
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Boot Scootin’ Boogie Brooks & Dunn
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) Big & Rich

Money Dance
Your Song Elton John
It’s Your Love Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
Three Times A Lady Joshua Gracin
Have I Told You Lately [Studio Version Remix] Rod Stewart
When You Say Nothing At All Alison Krauss

Anniversary Dance
Through the Years Kenny Rogers

Dancing
Cupid Shuffle Cupid
Stayig Alive Bee Gees
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Ch Cha Slide Part 2 Mr C The Slide Man
My Best Friend Tim McGraw
Angel Eyes Jeff Healey Band

Garter & Bouquet
One Way Or Another Blondie
Let’s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Macho Man (snippet) Village People
The Stripper Dave Rose

Dancing
Beer Barrel Polka Frankie Yankovic
Mony Mony Billy Idol
Shout (Parts 1 & 2) The Isley Brothers
Thank God I’m a Country Boy John Denver
She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy Kenny Chesney
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leppard
Look at Us Vince Gill
Pittsburgh Steelers – Polka (Jimmy Pol 1979 Super Bowl Version)
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Trace Adkins
Watermelon Crawl Tracy Byrd
Chattahoochee (Extended Mix) Alan Jackson
T-R-O-U-B-L-E Travis Tritt
Take You There Sean Kingston
The Way I Are Timbaland featuring Keri Hilson, DOE & Sebastian
SexyBack Justin Timberlake
Funkytown Lipps, Inc
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Respect Aretha Franklin
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg The Temptations
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Let’s Twist Again Chubby Checker
That’s What I Like Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Holes in the Floor of Heaven Steve Wariner
Me Love Sean Kingston
Bootilicious Destiny’s Child
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) The Offspring

Last Dance
Friends In Low Places Garth Brooks

Holly & Brian had a such an awesome group of dancers, it was an amazingly great way to kick off the wedding season!!!!

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