Birthday Party DJ with an amazing Saxaphone Player

Birthday Party DJ

Sometimes I get asked to DJ for other DJ companies, and Saturday was one of those times. I Was The Birthday Party DJ for Richards 60th. Mighty Fine Entertainments are One London’s top DJ agencies had a special client whose CEO had a 60th birthday party at a new venue for me. The Westminster Boating Base, which is an amazing location, right on the river Thames, with views of Battersea Power Station.

I was booked to DJ alongside one of the UK’s top saxophone players, Mr Carl Stanley, it a pleasure to DJ with a musician that you are on the same wavelength with. We complemented each other perfectly with him playing along to the music that I was playing. It was amazing to meet a musician that I had played with a musical hero of mine Mr Roy Ayers, someone that I have seen live many times.

The music consisted of Old Skool dance classics, 80’s Soul Weekender Anthems, Motown, some current songs, and of course some classic 80’s party tunes.

here are some of the highlights:

  • Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance
  • Michael Jackson – Rock With You
  • Earth Wind & Fire – September
  • Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
  • Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
  • Robin S – Show Me Love
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Aretha Franklin – Respect
  • Ray Charles – Hit The Road Jack
  • Pharrell – Happy
  • Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
  • Luis Fonsi – Despacito

If you are having a birthday party and want these or any of the other songs in my extensive music library, then give me a call or text on 07736-880 790, email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the short contact form here.

 

Stock Brook Manor Wedding DJ

Wedding DJ Essex

On Saturday 2nd September 2017, I had the please of being the wedding DJ at Stock Brook Manor in Billericay, Essex.

It was lovely to return to this stunning Essex venue, I have DJ’d at Stock Brook Manor more than any other wedding venue.

I had been booked to be The Evening Wedding DJ for Mr & Mrs Charters over 3 years previously, so had been planning their wedding day for some time.

As you can see, we had a great night with another full dancefloor, they chose Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Zoe then wanted to have a dance with her father and chose the beautiful As You Dance by Reid Michael.

Wedding DJ Essex

Father Daughter Dance

This was followed by the following great party classics

  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  • Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Original)
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  • Earth Wind & Fire – September
  • Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
  • Trammps – Disco Inferno (DJ Beats)
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger (Dirty) (DJ Beats)
  • Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex (Promo Only Steve Smart Epic Intro Edit)
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  • Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson – Symphony (Original Mix)
  • Ce Ce Peniston – Finally (12 Choice Mix)
  • Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  • LMFAO Ft Lauren Bennett & Goonrock – Party Rock Anthem (DJ Beats)
  • Steps – Tragedy
  • Communards Ft Sarah Jane Morris – Don’t Leave Me This Way (DJ Beats)
  • Village People – YMCA (DJ Beats)
  • Whigfield – Saturday Night (DJ Beats)
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Lou Bega – Mambo No 5
  • The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Original)
  • Beyonce Ft Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
  • Robin Thicke Ft TI & Pharrell – Blurred Lines
  • Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) (DJ Beats)
  • Cameo – Candy
  • Los Del Rio – Macarena [Basyde Boys Remix]
  • Arrow – Hot Hot Hot [12″]
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Grease Megamix
  • Sha Na Na – Born to Hand Jive
  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
  • Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
  • Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
  • Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Guns & Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
  • Underworld – Born Slippy
  • R Kelly – Bump N Grind (Album Version)
  • Montell Jordan – This is How We Do it
  • Flo Rida Ft T-Pain – Low
  • Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  • Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like (Original)
  • Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
  • LMFAO – Sexy & I Know It (DJ Beats)
  • DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
  • Steps – 5678
  • Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  • Spice Girls – DMC Mega Mix (Edit)
  • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

 

Wedding Fair Survival Guide

Wedding Fair Survival Guide

Wedding fairs are a great opportunity to check out local suppliers all under one convenient roof. I know It can be a bit daunting walking around, so here are my top tips to get through them with as little stress as possible

1. Look at The Suppliers Body Language

You want a wedding supplier who is passionate about their business, and more importantly enthusiastic about your wedding day. So if they are sat at a table behind their stands, chatting with their colleagues, or on their smartphones, seeing what is happening on social media, or eating their lunch, so how enthusiastic will they truly be about your wedding day. Find Suppliers who are stood in front of their stands, engaging with couples.

2. Walk around the whole show before speaking to any suppliers

Allow your self enough time to walk around the whole fair, just like a visit to the supermarket, plan your route. Look at all the stands before talking to anyone, prioritise the services that you need, and find the suppliers who are offering those services. Remember you don’t have to book everything in one visit.

Try to find those suppliers that are creating a natural buzz, and those that those that are really giving couples the hard sell, “you must book today”

3. Answer More Questions then you ask

Suppliers with a genuine interest in your wedding will be enthusiastic about finding out about you and your dreams for your wedding day rather than just chatting about their services.

If they talk about what they do rather than what you want for your day.

 

4. Don’t Make Rash Decisions

Some Suppliers do get booked up early but don’t feel pressured into making a decision that you may later regret, all reputable suppliers will hold a date for you, and maybe arrange a more in-depth meeting with them.

Don’t fall for the “you can only get this discount if you book today” trust me that discount will still be available in 7 days.

Also if the deal looks too good to be true, it probably is

5. Wheeling & Dealing

A Wedding Fair is a great opportunity to talk to suppliers face to face, find out if you like them, 1st impressions do count.

Don’t be afraid to haggle, especially if you are interested in a few things they offer. Get any offers in writing, as the supplier will speak to many couples and may forget what they discussed with you.

Important Notes!  Make sure to find out if there are any hidden costs that may come up and bite you later on.  Delivery, set-up and collection costs are the main ones to keep an eye out for!

6. Split Up

Why not walk around separately, and compare notes over a coffee, then speak to those suppliers you both like in more detail. This gives you a “get out” if you don’t want to carry on talking to that supplier. “I will just go and get my partner”

AND FINALLY…

Enjoy every second of planning your wedding

Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies At Hanbury Manor, Ware, Hertfordshire

Wedding DJ Hertfordshire

The Final part of a very busy three wedding weekend that took in three counties, Friday was Essex, Saturday was Kent, and Sunday I was closer to home in Hertfordshire.

I met Mr & Mrs Long at a wedding fayre at Hanbury Manor and the booked the all-day package that includes ceremony music production, master of ceremonies and evening party.

I have to say what a lovely couple they were, a joint Hertfordshire and Welsh wedding, with some really fun guests, and the Pearls Of Wisdom advice cards were great fun, and I used them just before the Toasts & Speeches to warm the guests up before the main speakers.

Wedding Party DJ

Louise & Kevin has a beautiful first dance to A Million Love Songs by Take that, followed by some great party music:

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love of All
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (Original)
Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Original)
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (DJ Beats)
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling!
Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson – Symphony (Original Mix)
Ariana Grande – One Last Time
Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
Lionel Richie – All Night Long
Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight (DJ Beats)
Backstreet Boys – As Long as You Love Me
Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out
Debarge – Rhythm Of The Night
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything
Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance
Jessie J Ft Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)
Clean Bandit Ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye (Original)
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Robin Thicke Ft TI & Pharrell – Blurred Lines (DJ Beats)
Omi – Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
Erasure – A Little Respect
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
Tina Turner – The Best
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) (DJ Beats)
UB40 – Red Red Wine (Extended)
Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
LMFAO Ft Lauren Bennett & Goonrock – Party Rock Anthem (DJ Beats)
Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger (Dirty) (DJ Beats)
Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Calvin Harris Ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, & Big Sean – Feels
Britney Spears – Oops I Did it Again
Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
Killers – Mr Brightside
Stereophonics – Dakota
Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
The Jam – Town Called Malice
Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want to Get Up & Dance (Oops Upside Your Head)
Usher Ft Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah!
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Cameo – Candy
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis – Wonderwall
Killers – Human
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Beatles – Twist & Shout
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Grease Megamix
Sha Na Na – Born to Hand Jive
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Take That – Never Forget (Last Song)
Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer (Encore)

To have these and other great party songs at your wedding then call or text me on 07736-880 790 email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or use the contact form here.

Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies for Mr & Mrs Dixon-King at Boughton Golf Club Kent

Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies at Boughton Golf Club Kent

This was part two of a three wedding weekend in three counties, day one was Essex, and this is Kent at the lovely Boughton Golf Club, a venue I work at on a regular basis.

Today I was the Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies for Mr & Mrs Dixon-King, what a fun filled day we had. I helped with the sound system for the ceremony music, the groom’s son played the guitar as the guests took their seats, and for the processional and the signing of the register. I took over for the recessional song with Marvin Gaye’s – Let’s Get It On, as the Bride and Groom left the ceremony room.

The wedding breakfast was great fun, and they asked for me to use my Pearls Of Wisdom Cards with great advice for the newlyweds which I used as a great warm up for the Toasts and Speeches.

Great Wedding Disco

After all the fun and emotions of the wedding day, we were all set up for a great party in the evening.

We started with the first dance and the bride and groom chose to dance on their own to Perfect by Ed Sheeran, followed by Fix You by Coldplay where all their guests were invited to join them.Wedding DJ Boughton Golf Club

This was followed by Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder for The Bride to dance with her father.

wedding Boughton Golf Club

Father Daughter Dance at Boughton Golf Club

This was followed by an amazing evening party The Bride & Groom were massive fans of indie music, so their wedding party music reflected this:

  • Coldplay – Fix You
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  • Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Original)
  • Robin Thicke Ft TI & Pharrell – Blurred Lines (DJ Beats)
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  • Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (DJ Beats)
  • Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  • Earth Wind & Fire – September
  • Mark Ronson Ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
  • Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
  • Elvis Presley – Burning Love
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)
  • Shakira Ft Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
  • Beyonce Ft Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
  • Usher Ft Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah!
  • Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack (DJ Beats)
  • Destinys Child – Independent Women (Pt 1) (DJ Beats)
  • Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do it
  • R Kelly & Public Announcement – She’s Got That Vibe (Original 12″ Mix)
  • David Bowie – Let’s Dance (DJ Beats)
  • Erasure – A Little Respect (DJ Beats)
  • Take That Ft Lulu – Relight My Fire (DJ Beats)
  • Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) (DJ Beats)
  • Ce Ce Peniston – Finally (12 Choice Mix)
  • Bobby Brown – Two Can Play That Game (DJ Beats)
  • Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free (DJ Beats)
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (DJ Beats)
  • Guns & Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Stereophonics – Dakota
  • Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Pulp – Common People
  • Killers – Human
  • Punjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Ke
  • Ah Rahman Ft Pussycat Dolls – Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)
  • Sugarhill Gang – Apache
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Theme From The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake The Room
  • House Of Pain – Jump Around
  • Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)
  • Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
  • Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That (DJ Beats)
  • Run DMC – It’s Tricky
  • New Order – Blue Monday (12 )
  • Donna Summer – I Feel Love (1982 Megamix) (12” Edit)
  • S Club 7 – Reach
  • Five – Five Megamix
  • Spice Girls – DMC Mega Mix (Edit)
  • Pj & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble
  • So Solid Crew – 21 Seconds
  • Artful Dodger Ft Craig David – Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (Radio Edit)
  • R Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
  • Candi Staton & The Source – You Got The Love (Knuckles)
  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Reef – Place Your Hands
  • Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Wedding Boughton Golf Club

To have these and other great party songs at your wedding then call or text me on 07736-880 790 email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or use the contact form here.

Forrester Park Essex

Friday 25th August Wedding DJ at Forrester Park Golf Club Maldon in Essex

Wedding DJ & Master Of Ceremonies For Paula & Simon Gooden

On Friday 25th August I had the pleasure of being the wedding DJ and Master Of Ceremonies for an old work colleague and his beautiful bride at Forrester Park in Maldon Essex.

It was a pleasure to work at this lovely venue for the first time, the staff were superb, and everything about the day was perfect

Part of my all day package includes me supplying the music for the wedding ceremony, Simon & Paula chose some beautiful songs;

  • Procession: Beautiful In White – Westlife
  • Signing of the register:  I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith & Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
  • Recession: Lonestar – Amazed

Also included is my fun master of ceremonies role, where I ensure that your wedding is filled with fun and laughter, as well as introducing the wedding toasts and speeches.

This is followed by an amazing fun party, where I play the music that you and your guests want to hear.

They had the popular Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran as their 1st Dance,

wedding DJ Forrester Park Essex

Paula & Simons 1st Dance

Followed by these great wedding party songs

Wedding Party Playlist

  • Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  • Earth Wind & Fire – September
  • Barry White – You’re My First, My Last, My Everything
  • Clean Bandit Ft Zara Larsson – Symphony (Original Mix)
  • Ariana Grande – One Last Time
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling!
  • Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Original)
  • Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft Justin Bieber – Despacito (Remix)
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (DJ Beats)
  • Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
  • Mark Ronson Ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Pharrell Williams – Happy
  • Rihanna Ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger (Dirty) (DJ Beats)
  • Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling (DJ Beats)
  • Clean Bandit Ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye (Original)
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Four Seasons Ft Frankie Valli – December 63 (Oh What a Night)
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
  • Guns & Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
  • Killers – Mr Brightside
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Ed Sheeran – Galway Girl
  • Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix) (DJ Beats)
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Erasure – A Little Respect
  • Beyonce Ft Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
  • Usher Ft Lil’ Jon & Ludacris – Yeah!
  • Justin Bieber – Sorry
  • Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
  • Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher
  • Aretha Franklin – Respect
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton John – Grease Megamix
  • Sha Na Na – Born to Hand Jive
  • Los Del Rio – Macarena [Basyde Boys Remix]
  • Westlife – Uptown Girl
  • Take That – Could It Be Magic
  • Charlie Puth – Attention
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (Original)
  • Village People – YMCA
  • Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Bryan Adams – Heaven (Clean) (Single)
  • Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
  • Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life

To have these and other great party songs at your wedding then call or text me on 07736-880 790 email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or use the contact form here.