Our first first to Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a restored country house just 12 miles from the centre of London and the former home of Gilbert and Sullivan. We arrived at the venue having come straight from South London after enjoying Charltons 2-1 win over Leicester in the Championship, journey time was about an hour and 15mins from the Blackwall Tunnel.


Hannah & Tomas Tranizas – Grims Dyke Hotel, Middlesex 31/8/2013 

venue – website

package: – plug & play

music preferences: – Latest Charts, Garage, R&B, Rock, Party Classics

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Hannah & Tomas

With the speeches still ongoing we had a chance to unload the van before making the short journey up into the Music Room which is located on the first floor. Access isn’t too bad as you can pull up to the entrance doors, then there’s a few steps up and another small flight of stairs which lead upto the room itself, set up is on the right in front of the windows as you enter the room adjacent to the piano which is in the corner. The bar is at the opposite end and the venue lay a parquet dance floor, its slightly offset from the centre of the room but its not hugely noticeable, to keep a nice ambience in the room (not too much artificial light) we provided the bar staff with an uplighter to highlight that area.

Its a carpeted room with plenty of wood so it does generate a bit more bass but it’s a great sounding room from a disco point of view. With it being a high ceiling we didn’t have any issues with smoke effects, although we only ever use them in small doses anyway just to set off the lighting.

Once we were set up I introduced myself to a very elegant looking Hannah who said she had had a fantastic day …it’s always nice to have a quick chat with the client before the night gets underway as you have been dealing with them for sometimes over a year by telephone and email. Later on groom Tomas was over quite a few times asking us if we would like any drinks which was really thoughtful of him …and he even took the time to tell me that the night had lived up to all his expectations and that he had felt confident with us from the moment they booked in, you can’t ask for more than that. A really lovely and appreciative couple and a great crowd also bolstered by a large contingent of Lithuanian Tomas’s family and friends. With the music we went with the flow of the night keeping everyone happy on the floor, there was a great vibe in the room and we took plenty of guest requests incorporating Hannah’s requests into the set, not to mention my first experience of a Tomas favourite “Celebrate Basketball (The Official Eurobasket 2011 Song) Marijonas, Mantas & Mia”.

It was mainly a mix of Rock and R&B and we even threw in a couple of D&B gems right at the end which went down a storm, before ending the way we started with Oasis (playlist detailed below).

We finished just after midnight and left the venue just after 130pm after we had packed down, unfortunately with us being due back on duty at 1030 in the morning for Sundays 15 hour working day at Chilston Park we somehow  managed to extend our journey home by an extra hour courtesy of some very bad navigation en route back to Kent before finally rolling in for about 4-5 hours sleep in advance of our 4th wedding on the spin. We wouldn’t have it any other way though, it all makes for great memories …and when you look back on this night it was all very much definately worth it.

Congratulations to Hannah & Tomas and we wish you all the very best for a great honeymoon and future together.

Tomorrow we are providing our SoundProof package covering all the wedding day photography and music at Emily & Philp’s wedding at Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent. With the grooms arrival in a Mustang at 1030am, bridal preps, group shots and the couples personal shots following the ceremony its going to be another full on day ahead. Check back soon for more reviews and photos.

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First Dance  Talk Tonight Oasis

My Girl Temptations
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Respect Aretha Franklin
Rock Around the Clock Bill Hayley & The Comets
Shake, rattle and roll Jerry Lee Lewis
Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Robin Thicke
Crazy In Love Beyoncé
Pon de Replay Rihanna
Rock Ya Body MVP
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) Mark Ronson
ABC Jackson 5
You Can’t Hurry Love (Single Version – Mono) The Supremes
Return of the Mack Mark Morrison
This Is How We Do It (Radio Mix) Montell Jordan
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyoncé
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (2003 Edit) Michael Jackson
Sambuca Wideboys ft. Dennis G
Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) Artful Dodger & Craig David
I Love To Boogie T-Rex
Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) The Wombats
Molly’s Chambers Kings of Leon
A-Punk Vampire Weekend
If You Wanna The Vaccines
Undercover Martyn Two Door Cinema Club
Rock the Casbah The Clash
A Town Called Malice Jam
Let’s Stick Together Bryan Ferry
Sweet Child of Mine Guns ‘N Roses
Paradise City Guns N’ Roses
Smells Like Teens Spirit Nirvana
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
Celebrate Basketball (The Official Eurobasket 2011 Song) Marijonas, Mantas & Mia
Everybody Get Up Five
Walk This Way [featuring Run DMC] Aerosmith
Jump Around House Of Pain
If Ya Gettin’ Down Five
California love Tupac & Dr Dre
Never Forget Take That
Poker Face Lady GaGa
Don’t Cha The Pussycat Dolls & Busta Rhymes
Gold Digger (Radio Edit) Kanye West & Jamie Foxx
Yeah Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludac
Be Faithful Fat Man Scoop (Ft. Faith Evans)
You Can Do It Ice Cube
Lean Back Fat Joe, Remy & Terror Squad
Ni**as In Paris JAY Z & Kanye West
Gangsta’s Paradise (feat. L.V.) Coolio
Hypnotize Notorious B.I.G.
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Play Hard (feat. Ne-Yo & Akon) David Guetta
La La La (feat. Sam Smith) Naughty Boy
White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge) Disclosure
Need U (100%) [feat. A*M*E] Duke Dumont
Barcelona (feat. Stamina MC) [Radio Edit] D. Kay & Epsilon
Blind Faith Chase & Status
Incredible (feat. General Levy) M-Beat
Shake Ur Body (feat. Di) Shy Fx & T-Power
Wonderwall Oasis
Live Forever Oasis
Don’t Look Back In Anger Oasis

Encore The Swamp Song Oasi