Mr & Mrs Ingram

Client: Mr & Mrs Ingram

Event: Wedding

Venue: Eastwell Manor, Ashford – website

Date: July, 5 2013

Package: Plug & Play

Music Requested: Latest Charts, Dance, 90’s, 80’s




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Cracking night this one to kick off July …and a somewhat unexpected one too as we only learnt about the gig at 2pm that afternoon.

I was due to leave Saturday morning for a wedding in Hampshire and then onto Hastings on Sunday so had taken the Friday off  originally in preparation for a full on weekend and 8 hours worth of travelling but I got a call early in the afternoon asking if I could help out as the bride & groom had been let down. With everything organised long in advance for the weekend and with no plans I went straight down to Ashford to meet up with my contact David who was laying a white starlit dance floor, David had managed to source the couples first dance and playlist requests so witrh the set up completed by 7pm and the guests due in after the daytime in the hotel part of the establishment I had a good half an hour to get the tunes organised.

Also on the bill tonight were a Soul/Motown band with a sound engineer, so space was at a bit of a premium as it’s not the largest room by any means, but between the 5 of us we managed to come up with a layout that worked for everyone and it was down to me to play the first couple of songs of the night before handing over to singer Roy and his backing vocalists to get the party started with a brilliant hours set of classic Motown and Soul, it went down so well they wouldn’t let him leave and he ended up singing an additional two numbers for the wedding party who were in full swing by the end.

It was a strange one for me because I usually get to have a fair bit of contact with clients in the build up to a wedding but it was very much like in my early days as a DJ when I had an agent and would go into a gig cold. I don’t really like that because it’s good to have built a rapport with clients beforehand, other than knowing their surname for the first dance I will never know what their names were unless they stumble across this blog one day and leave me a comment.

Having said that I don’t usually get to meet the guests beforehand unless I’m providing a SoundProof package so it was the usual wedding scenario playing the bride and grooms requests and dropping my own choices and guest requests into the set at the appropriate time throughout the night.

As far as the bride and grooms requests were concerned I was really pleased to see the playlist when I arrived which consisted of mainly dance based music with a few of the brides 80’s favourites thrown in for good measure. It was going so well that at midnight guests wanted me to stay on but discussions with the venue didn’t prove fruitful and unfortunately we had to finish at the scheduled time of 12.

So the first night of the weekend proved to be something of a whirlwind experience but as always at Eastwell Manor a great night and it was straight back home for some much needed rest before tomorrows 5 hour round trip down to Redenham near Southampton for Rachel & Michael’s wedding. All the best to Mr & Mrs Ingram, if you stumble across this blog I hope you had a great night and honeymoon …drop us some feedback and do let us know your names 😀

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First Dance Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart

1 Hour Band Set

Love Changes (Everything) Climie Fisher
Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Robin Thicke
Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams] Daft Punk
Need U (100%) [feat. A*M*E] Duke Dumont
So Good To Me (Radio Edit) Chris Malinchak
Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure
You & Me (feat. Eliza Doolittle) Disclosure
Summer of Love (Radio Edit) Comme Ci Comme Ca & Lonyo
Love Come Down (Original Vocal Mix) Double Take & MC Kie
Finally (Its Happened To Me) CC Peniston
Gypsy Woman Crystal Waters
Show Me Love Robin S.
Push the Feeling On The Nightcrawlers
These Sounds Fall Into My Mind Bucketheads
Hideaway (Deep Dish Mix) De’Lacy
Gypsy Woman Crystal Waters
Hideaway (Deep Dish Mix) De’Lacy
Hungry For The Power Azari & III
Two Can Play That Game Bobby Brown
What Is Love? Haddaway
Make Luv (feat. Oliver Cheatham) Room 5
Music Sounds Better With You Stardust
Lola’s Theme (Vocal Mix) Shapeshifters
212 (feat. Lazy Jay) Azealia Banks
The Creeps Camille Jones & Fedde le Grand
Put Your Hands Up for Detroit (Club Mix) Fedde le Grand
I Luv U Baby (Dancing Divas 1995 Remix) The Original
Pump Up the Jam [feat. Technotronic] D.O.N.S
Sugar Is Sweeter CJ Bolland 1
Loca People (Radio Edit) Sak Noel
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) Rihanna
Touch Me (feat. Cassandra) Rui Da Silva
Dreamer Livin Joy
Riverside (Let’s Go!) [Warren Clarke Remix] Sidney Samson
Sexy and I Know It LMFAO
When Love Takes Over David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland
Toca’s Miracle (Radio Edit) Fragma
Let Me Be Your Fantasy Baby D
Set You Free (Original Mix) N-Trance
Titanium (feat. Sia) David Guetta & Sia
Feel So Close [Radio Edit] Calvin Harris
On a Ragga Tip SL2
Goin’ Crazy (feat. Robbie Williams) Dizzee Rascal
A Little Respect Erasure
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Tell It To My Heart Taylor Dayne
We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off Jermaine Stewart
Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle
She’s Got That Vibe R. Kelly
Now That We Found Love Heavy D & The Boyz
Yeah Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludac
Alright Supergrass
We Built This City Starship
We close our Eyes Go West
You’ve Got The Love Florence And The Machine
I Need Your Loving Baby D
Boys of Summer Don Henley
Gold Spandau Ballet