Tuesday, 29 November 2011


I've added several songs to my live song list over the past couple of months. A combination of first dance requests and some more up to date chart additions:

Dean Martin - That's Amore

A 1952 #1 Billboard chart song originally sung by Dean Martin, featured in the film 'The Caddy'. Especially learnt and very much appreciated for a recent Italian wedding, a great sing a long song!

Elbow - A Day Like This

Probably the band's most well known track becoming particularly popular after their 'Best Band' win at the 2009 BRIT awards. This song works particularly well as a last dance with the bride and groom in the middle of a big circle of guests singing as loud as they possibly can!

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

A track originally written and sung by Bob Dylan and performed by many artists since, the most well-known version to date probably being Garth Brooks'. This version was released by Adele in 2008 reached number 4 in the UK charts. Becoming a popular first dance choice and great for those looking for something more up to date to start the evening off with.

The Killers - Mr Brightside

Has long been a dance floor filler at my weddings, now available sung live. A massive hit in 2004, continues to be popular and has become an essential part of any singer or DJ's indie / rock repertoir.

Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire

Kings Of Leon's classic sing a long hit, originally released in 2009, it still makes regular appearances in the top 40! Always proves popular on the dance floor, now available to be sung live.

Cee Lo Green - Forget You

Cee Lo Green's biggest hit of last year. A guaranteed dance floor filler loved by people of all ages, helping me bring my live sets up to date.

Dean Martin - Always Gentle Of My Mind

Originally written and performed by John Hartford in 1968, also well known as being sung by country singer Glen Campbell, the Dean Martin verion was the most successful. Can be included in my Rat Pack / Swing set should you wish.

Check out the song list page for my complete list of live songs available

Monday, 7 November 2011

Wendy & Nick at Kettering Park Hotel, 29th October 2011

It was my first time at the Kettering Park Hotel, entertaining for Wendy & Nick's celebrations on 29th October.

Wendy & Nick booked the Standard Package with Dinner Music add-on, so we arrived and set-up between their ceremony and wedding breakfast to be set-up and ready to play background music whilst everyone ate.

The venue's built-in LED lighting sytem was able to match the day's colour scheme: blue and provided stunning colour wash throughout the room as guests dined.

As a surprise for those doing speeches, Wendy concocted a plan to play short excerts of songs before each speech. Wendy's Dad stood up to a short burst of 'My Girl', for Nick we had Kylie's 'I Should Be So Lucky' and for the best man we had a chorus of 'Whatta Man' by Salt 'N Pepa!

As we progressed to the evening reception we added our lighting to the set-up and I was able to match the blue colour wash of the venue matching the dance floor witht the rest of the room for the evening. The venue also had a large star cloth curtain which was drawn across behind our set-up making the dance floor end of the room stunning.

A short video of the lighting set-up with bubbles!:

I sang Take That's Greatest Day for Nick & Wendy's first dance which was follwed by non-stop dancing right up until 1am! They booked the extra Rat Pack / Swing set so I sang for 2 hours in total and DJed in between.

Wendy & Nick sent me the following testimonial over the weekend:

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special, your choice of music for the wedding breakfast was perfect, along with the silly intros to the speeches I requested! The evening music was fantastic, you sang our first dance song beautifully, so much so some of the guests thought it was Take That singing properly! Your entertainment throughout the evening was brilliant with everybody up on the dance floor all night!! With the guests commenting on how brilliant your singing was. My mum was delighted that you played the scottish dance music she was in her element!

We can not thank you enough for making our special day so perfect! We will be recommending you to everybody. I have attached a photo of us doing the first dance and yourself in the background with the bubbles.

Thank you once again and all the best for the future. You made the day and night perfect!

All the very best to Wendy and Nick and thank you to all the staff at Kerring Park Hotel, I hope to be back soon!