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Amy and Perry

Last Saturday I played at the reception of Amy Romano and Perry Dubois at St John’s in New Castle, PA. I’ve known Amy & her family for many years and was honored that they asked me to perform for their more than 300 guests.

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Amy & Perry left the entire dancing portion of the evening open for their guests to make requests and night ended up being a giant mix of every style of music imaginable!

Click here to see the playlist from the reception

There were quite a few younger people at the wedding, and one of the flower girls, Alyssa, hung out with me behind the DJ booth for most of the evening. She was only 10 but helped me take requests and handout the trinkets that the brides mom brought for all the guests. Someday she’ll make a great DJ.

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The dance floor was jammed pack all night long and everyone had an amazing time. The Romano’s put a lot of effort into creating a beautiful day for Amy & Perry. Thanks for letting me be a part of it!

Amy and Ryan (St. Florian Hall)

Last night I had the pleasure of playing at the wedding reception of Amy Zdan and Ryan Bartoe at the St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, Ohio.

Amy and Ryan were a fun couple and really had a good time choosing music for the entire reception. It was really clear how important family was to both of them and they worked really hard to include everyone in their special day.

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If you take a look at their playlist you can see that they included music for every age group. Disco, Rap, Rock and even some stuff for the younger generation… it was great that everyone got a chance to take the dancefloor and enjoy the music.
Click here to see the playlist from the reception

It was a beautiful evening full of great moments and great music. Ryan and Amy were such a joy to work with and I’m glad I was able to help out on their special day!

Kelsey and Kevin (Atrium Wedding)

This past Sunday I played at the ceremony and reception of Kelsey Ernst and Kevin Fodness. I’ll start off by saying that this was the most customized and unique wedding that I’ve ever played. Kevin was amazingly detailed and provided me with all the music he wanted played during their big day. While I’ll admit that at first it was a bit of a daunting task, it really turned out to be a total blast!

First off, I got to play for the ceremony… which I love doing. The bridal party entered to Yael NaÔm – New Soul, which is probably best known as the song from the new Macbook Air commercial, then afterwards they walked back down the aisle to The Barenaked Ladies “If I Had $1,000,000” (I love BNL, probably my favorite band ever).

What is probably most obvious from these photos is that Kelsey and Kevin had a 20’s theme to their wedding and many of the guests dressed up in zoot suits and flapper dresses, you could tell that everyone had SO much fun and so a lot of the music played during cocktail hour was upbeat swing, it really kept the mood fun and celebratory.

Here is the playlist from the reception.

 

Pre-CeremonyThe Opener Duke Ellington
Pink Cadillac Indigo Swing
As Long As I’m Singin’ The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Dr. John
Put A Lid On It Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot In Harlem Indigo Swing
Baltimore Nina Simone
Blue Angel Squirrel Nut Zippers
My Baby Just Cares For Me Indigo Swing
For Louise Lee Curtis
Memory Of You Indigo Swing

Ceremony
New Soul Yael NaÔm
If I Had $1,000,000 Barenaked Ladies

Cocktail Hour
The Interlocutor Squirrel Nut Zippers
Mr. Pinstripe Suit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Reet, Petite & Gone Indigo Swing
Do It This Way Squirrel Nut Zippers
Suits Are Picking Up The Bill Squirrel Nut Zippers
Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Stop Drop And Roll Squirrel Nut Zippers
Barron Plays The Horses Indigo Swing
Rockin’ In Rhythm Duke Ellington
Way We Ought To Be Indigo Swing
West Indian Pancake Duke Ellington
Let’s Live It Up The Brian Setzer Orchestra
On The Wrong Side Of The Railroad Tracks Dr. John
This Old House The Brian Setzer Orchestra
I Can’t Stop It Indigo Swing
Mambo Swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Introductions
Money – Indigo Swing

Dinner Music
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Indigo Swing
Baby Wants A Diamond Ring Squirrel Nut Zippers
The Dirty Boogie The Brian Setzer Orchestra
The Boogie Bumper Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Don’t Fix It Squirrel Nut Zippers
Jumpin’ Jack Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The Indigo Swing Indigo Swing
It Ain’t You Squirrel Nut Zippers
Ad-Lib On Nippon Duke Ellington
Go Daddy-O Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Do What? Squirrel Nut Zippers
Rock This Town The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Bad Businessman Squirrel Nut Zippers
Brown Derby Jump Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Bedlam Ballroom Squirrel Nut Zippers

Cake Cutting (well, Ice Cream)
Raffi – Banana Phone

Ice Cream Buffet Opens
Trou Macacq Squirrel Nut Zippers
As Long As I’m Singin’ The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Drinkin’ It Up Indigo Swing
Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter Squirrel Nut Zippers
Rollin’ With Roland Indigo Swing
Got My Own Thing Now Squirrel Nut Zippers
Regular Joe Indigo Swing
My Drag Squirrel Nut Zippers
What’s The Matter, Baby? Indigo Swing
Jam With Sam Duke Ellington
Ghost Of Stephen Foster Squirrel Nut Zippers
Red Door Blues Indigo Swing
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Dr. John
Put A Lid On It Squirrel Nut Zippers
Hot In Harlem Indigo Swing
Baltimore Nina Simone

Bridal Dances
Kenny Rogers – Through the Years Kenny Rogers
Gabriel Lamb

First Dance
The Look Of Love Dusty Springfield

Dancing
Phil Vassar – Love Is a Beautiful Thing Phil Vassar
Frankie Valli – December 1963 (Oh What A Night) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
All Day And All Of The Night The Kinks
Christina Aguilera – Lady Marmelade Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink
Personal Jesus Depeche Mode
Fallin’ Alicia Keys
Teardrops On My Guitar Taylor Swift
A Long December Counting Crows
Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
Creep TLC
B-52’s – Love Shack
We Are Family Sister Sledge
Geri Halliwell – Ride It Geri Halliwell
Cotton Eyed Joe Rednex
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire Johnny Cash
I Like It, I Love It Tim McGraw
Jump Jive An’ Wail The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Jump Jive An’ Wail The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Swing the Mood Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers
Billy Joel – Piano Man Billy Joel
Run Snow Patrol
Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight Michael Buble
Fatboy Slim – Weapon Of Choice Fatboy Slim
I Need To Know Marc Anthony
Ewan McGregor – El Tango De Roxanne Ewan Mcgregor Jose Feliciano Jacek Koman
Uncle Cracker – Follow Me Uncle Cracker
Led Zeppelin – Fool In the Rain Led Zeppelin
This Boy Franz Ferdinand
The Boxer The Chemical Brothers
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Respect Aretha Franklin
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Celebration Kool & the Gang
Michael Jackson -Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough
Golden Arm Sasha
Semisonic – Closing Time

 

Kelsey and Kevin completely understood how much fun it can be for both them and their guests by finding unique ways to change up the normal wedding and reception. Not just with the music they chose, but they also by including things their guests would enjoy such as a custom coffee counter and I don’t think anyone will ever forget the amazing Ice Cream bar.

Kelsey and Kevin were fun and fearless, and their efforts really paid off big, I’m so happy they involved me so much in their plans, it was a fantastic day!

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!

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