Top 100 Wedding Floorfillers 2018

Top 100 Wedding Floorfillers 2018

So I have counted the dancers and can reveal what are the Top 100 Dancefloor Floorfillers for 2018 at the functions that I entertained at in 2018. What a great year for parties, I played 1,801 different songs and here is the top 100, is your favourite on the list

Their 2017 position is in brackets (Here’s is the top 100 from 2017)

  1. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (3)
  2. Robin S / Steve Angello – Show Me Love (2)
  3. Barry White – You’re The First, The  last, My Everything (8)
  4. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (1)
  5. Earth Wind & Fire – September (6)
  6. Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (13)
  7. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free (9)
  8. Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (25)
  9. Killers – Mr Brightside (5)
  10. Ce Ce Penniston – Finally (44)
  11. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean (18)
  12. Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire (23)
  13. Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (11)
  14. Usher – Yeah! (20)
  15. Lionel Richie – All Night Long (34)
  16. Luis Fonsi – Despacito (10)
  17. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much (15)
  18. House Of Pain – Jump Around (49)
  19. Beyonce – Crazy In Love (16)
  20. Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69 (21)
  21. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feelin’ (26)
  22. Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop This Feeling (7)
  23. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (19)
  24. Stevie Wonder – Superstition (12)
  25. Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On (17)
  26. Rihanna – We Found Love (29)
  27. Queen Don’t Stop Me Now (37
  28. Abba – Dancing Queen (47)
  29. Four Seasons Ft Franki Valli – December 63 (Oh What A Night) (36)
  30. Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (48)
  31. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (_)
  32. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Theme From The Fresh Prince Of Belair (41)
  33. Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered (_)
  34. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It (42)
  35. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy (27)
  36. Backstreet Boys – Everybody (Backstreets Back) (38)
  37. Spice Girls – Spice Girls DMC Megamix (53)
  38. Camilla Cabello – Havana (_)
  39. Aretha Franklin – Respect (72)
  40. Pharrell Williams – Happy (32)
  41. B*Witched – C’est La Vie (_)
  42. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life (31)
  43. The Jam – A Town Called Malice (59)
  44. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (_)
  45. Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful (69)
  46. The Beatles – Twist & Shout (_)
  47. Cameo – Candy (76)
  48. DJ Khalid – Wild Thoughts (_)
  49. Florence & The Machine / The Source Ft Candi Staton – You Got The Love (43)
  50. Walk The Moon – Shut Up & Dance (30)
  51. Michael Jackson – DMC Megamix (91)
  52. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotspepper – (_)
  53. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl (70)
  54. Jackie Wilson – Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) (_)
  55. The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything (_)
  56. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (14)
  57. George Ezra – Shotgun (_)
  58. Los Del Rio – Macarena (56)
  59. The Supremes / Phil Collins – You Can’t Hurry Love (81)
  60. George Ezra – Paradise (_)
  61. Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie (28)
  62. Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (33)
  63. Sugarhill Gang – Apache (Jump On It) (35)
  64. Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger (_)
  65. LMFAO – Sexy & I Know It (52)
  66. Wham! – wake Me Up before You GoGo (60)
  67. Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline (_)
  68. Wideboys – Sambuca (64)
  69. Daft Punk – Get Lucky (77)
  70. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Grease Megamix (55)
  71. Oasis – Wonderwall (_)
  72. Fatback band / Steve Walsh – I Found Love (90)
  73. Jackson 5 – ABC (_)
  74. Artful Dodger – Rewind (The Crowd Said Bo) (46)
  75. Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (_)
  76. Frank Sinatra – Theme From New York New York (_)
  77. Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe (86)
  78. Abba – Mamma Mia (_)
  79. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (_)
  80. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie (84)
  81. Stereophonics – Dakota (_)
  82. Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again (_)
  83. Guns & Roses – Sweet Child O Mine (79)
  84. R Kelly – Bump & Grind (71)
  85. Monsta Boy – Sorry (_)
  86. Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers (39)
  87. Kenny Loggins – Footloose (88)
  88. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (_)
  89. Toto – Africa (_)
  90. B-52’s – Love Shack (50)
  91. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen (66)
  92. ELO – Mr Blue Sky (_)
  93. Gala – Freed From Desire (_)
  94. Reef – Place Your Hands (_)
  95. Chris Brown – Beautiful People (_)
  96. Chaka Khan / Whitney Houston – I’m Every Woman (_)
  97. DNCE – Cake By The Ocean (85)
  98. Beyonce – Single Ladies (_)
  99. Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (_)
  100. Dolly Parton – 9 To 5 (_)

Where there is more than one artist that’s because I can play different versions of the song depending on the dancers

If you would like these Top Dancefloor Songs 2018, or any other songs for your wedding or party then call or text me on 07736-880 790

Or email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk

 

Advice About World Cup Football & Your Wedding Day

Advice About World Cup Football & Your Wedding Day

So England won a knockout game and a penalty shoot-out in The World Cup, how amazing is that. The whole country is understandably ecstatic, everybody wants to watch the next game versus Sweden. Then you think to yourself hang on, the game is on Saturday at 3 pm, right in the middle of my wedding. So hopefully this small blog will help you with advice about world cup football & your wedding day.

You might be getting messages asking if there will be a TV at the venue as they want to watch England v Sweden in The World Cup.

In my years of working as a wedding DJ, there are three solutions to this problem, after listing the solutions,  I will let you know what happened at the weddings

  1. It is the biggest day of you and your partners lives, it’s your wedding day, it’s a once in a lifetime day. The world cup happens every 4 years so the guests can miss one game. I don’t want the football at my wedding. We have spent good money on food etc.
  2. You understand that some people will find a TV somewhere, and understand that they will disappear for a while and find the TV to watch the game.
  3. As the game is at 3 PM, right in the middle of our wedding day we are going to embrace the football, put a screen into the room and all watch the game together.

Now, what are you thinking of doing? In the past, I have worked at weddings where all three of these solutions have happened.  Here is what happened

  1. People still found a TV to watch the game and disappeared for the two hours the game was on. At one wedding The Bride got very upset and even told the guests that she wasn’t happy and asked the venue to turn the game off. Some people left the wedding never to return.
  2. This worked perfectly fine, those that wanted to watch the game did, those that didn’t stay within the wedding party, both people were happy although the party was split for a while. everybody returned to the wedding and the party continued.
  3. The couple put a screen into the room where the wedding was being held and everybody watched the game together, it created a great atmosphere and once the wedding was over the party continued.

Only you can make the decision about how you deal with The World Cup at your wedding, but put yourself in the shoes of your guests. As A wedding DJ couples often tell me that they want all their guests smiling, and having fun.

My advice is either solutions 2 or 3, If I was the Master Of Ceremonies / DJ at your wedding I could make number 3 really fun. Because happy guests mean a happy wedding, which means a happy Bride & Groom.

If you would like some advice or help please call or text me on 07736-880 790 or email at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the contact form here.

Top Dancefloor Songs 2017 – Wedding DJ Ian Stewart

Top Dancefloor Songs 2017

So I have counted the dancers, and checked the songs, and can reveal what were the Top Dancefloor Songs 2017 at the functions that I entertained at in 2017.

This is the Top 100

  1. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  2. Show Me Love – Robin S / Steve Angello / Sean Finn
  3. I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
  4. Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
  5. Mr Brightside – Killers
  6. September – Earth Wind & Fire
  7. Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  8. You’re The First, The Last My Everything – Barry White
  9. Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton
  10. Despacito – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Ft Justin Bieber
  11. Livin’ On A Prayor – Bon Jovi
  12. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
  13. I Want You Back – Jackson 5
  14. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke
  15. Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
  16. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  17. Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
  18. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  19. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  20. Yeah! – Usher
  21. Summer Of 69 – Bryan Adam
  22. This Girl (Kungs Remix) – Kungs vs Cookin’ On Three Burners
  23. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
  24. Rockabye – Clean Bandit
  25. Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  26. I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
  27. Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown
  28. Valerie – Mark Robson & Amy Winehouse / Zutons
  29. We Found Love – Calvin Harris with Rihanna
  30. Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
  31. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 19
  32. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  33. Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan
  34. All Night Long – Lionel Richie
  35. Apache (Jump On It) – Sugarhill Gang
  36. December 63 (Oh What A Night) – Four Seasons & Frankie Valli
  37. Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
  38. Everybody (Backstreet Back) – Backstreet Boys
  39. Flowers – Sweet Female Attitude
  40. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  41. Theme From The Fresh Prince – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  42. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
  43. You Got The Love – Florence & The Machine / Source
  44. Finally – Ce Ce Peniston
  45. It’s Like That – Run DMC vs Jason Nevins
  46. Rewind (The Crowd Said Bo) – Artful Dodger
  47. Dancing Queen – Abba
  48. How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
  49. Jump Around – House Of Pain
  50. Love Shack – B52’s
  51. Relight My Fire – Take That Ft Lulu
  52. Sexy & I Know It – LMFAO
  53. Spice Girls Megamix – Spice Girls
  54. A Little Respect – Erasure
  55. Grease Megamix – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  56. Macarena – Los Del Rio
  57. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  58. Set You Free – N-Trance
  59. Town Called Malice – The Jam
  60. Wake Me Up Before You GoGo – Wham!
  61. 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  62. Build Me Up Buttercup – Foundations
  63. Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  64. Sambuca – Wideboys
  65. Born To Hand Jive (From Grease) – Sha Na Na
  66. Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  67. Get Busy – Sean Paul
  68. Sorry – Monsta Boy
  69. Be Faithful – Fatman Scoop
  70. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  71. Bump & Grind – R Kelly
  72. Respect – Aretha Franklin
  73. Shout Out To My Ex – Little Mix
  74. Swalla – Jason Derulo
  75. What Do You Mean – Justin Bieber
  76. Candy – Cameo
  77. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  78. (Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine – James Brown
  79. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns & Roses
  80. Two Can Play That Game – Bobby Brown
  81. You Can’t Hurry Love – Supremes / Phil Collins
  82. 21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
  83. 7 Years – Lukas Graham
  84. Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons
  85. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
  86. Cotton Eye Joe – Rednex
  87. Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  88. Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  89. Hold My Hand – Jess Glynne
  90. I Found Lovin’ – Fatback Band / Steve Walsh
  91. Michael Jackson DMC Megamix – Michael Jackson
  92. One Last Time – Ariana Grande
  93. Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
  94. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  95. She’s Got That Vibe – R Kelly
  96. We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off – Jermaine Stewart
  97. Gimme The Light – Sean Paul
  98. I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – Proclaimers
  99. Ignition – R Kelly
  100. Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Where there is more than one artist that’s because I can play different versions of the song depending on the dancers

If you would like these Top Dancefloor Songs 2017, or any other songs for your wedding or party then call or text me on 07736-880 790

Or email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk

 

Wedding DJ Of The Year For The East Of England

Wedding DJ Of The Year

Last Wednesday night it was the regional finals of The Wedding Industry Awards at The fantastic Granary Barns Nr Newmarket in Suffolk. The night was truly an amazing night with the top wedding suppliers in the whole of Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The night is about recognising those suppliers that excel with their bride & grooms. I was obviously in The final for wedding DJ, there were 7 truly talented DJ’s in the final.

When the winner was called out I honestly could not believe it when the host said “The Winner Of Wedding DJ Of The Year For The East Of England Is Ian Stewart” I felt so humbled to have won this prestigious award, I can’t thank the all the couples enough who voted for me, you are all amazing!

What happens now?

I am now in The National Final, which will be held on 17th January 2018 at The Prestigious Cafe de Paris in London where I will be there with 9 other of the UK’s most talented DJ so the competition will be tough.

I will, of course, keep you all informed how I get on in the national final of wedding DJ of the year for the whole of the UK.

If you would like to find out why the couples voted for me to win Wedding DJ of the year for The East Of England, then call or text me on 07736-880 790 email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the contact form on this page.

Wedding DJ ian Stewart

Wedding DJ Of The Year

Wedding DJ Of The Year

I am so honoured to have made the regional final of Wedding DJ Of The Year and I would like to thank all the lovely couples who voted for me, especially the couple who nominated me for this prestigious award.

I am really excited about this, as when you think about all the wedding DJ’s in Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, to be in the top 7 wedding DJ’s for the region is an amazing achievement and honour.

I am up against some amazing DJ’s so I know that it’s going to be tough, but as with all things, I am very positive.

Best of luck to the other 6 wedding DJ’s may the best man or DJ win.

How It Works

A couple whose wedding I DJ’d at nominated me, then other couples were asked to vote for me, of all the DJ’s that were nominated, the best 7 reach the final for The Wedding DJ Of The Year, which will be held at The Granary Barns Nr Newmarket. On the night the winners of each category will be announced, with those winners being entered in the national finals. These will be held on 17th January at The Prestigious Cafe De Paris in London.

Catagories

The categories are

  • Live Band
  • Bridal Retailer
  • Cake Designer
  • Caterer
  • Venue (Countryside)
  • DJ
  • Dressmaker or Designer
  • Event Team
  • Florist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Make Up Artist
  • Marquee Provider
  • Musical Act (Solo, Duo or String Quartet)
  • Photographer
  • Planner
  • Special Touch
  • Stationary
  • Venue (Town or City)
  • Transport Supplier
  • Videographer
  • Celebrant
  • Venue Stylist

Obviously, I will keep you all informed how I get on in the final

If you are getting married and would like to know why couples voted me in the Top 7 wedding DJ’s in the East Of England, then phone or text me on 07736-880 790, email me at ian@ian-stewart.co.uk or complete the form here.

 

Westminster Boating base

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

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

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I Did It – Regional Final Of Best Wedding DJ

After a year of hard work, and entertaining at some amazing weddings across the UK I am honoured to have made the final of the BEST WEDDING DJ for the Eastern Region in The Wedding Industry Awards.

The final is to be held at the amazing The Granary Estates, Woodditton, Suffolk, on 16th November 2016. The finalists are chosen from votes from couples that I have worked with over the last year, so to make the final shows that hard work and dedication that I put into make your wedding day perfect.

I will keep you posted

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Northern Soul 30th Birthday Party In Essex

Amazing 30th Birthday Party

On Saturday night I had the pleasure of being asked to be the DJ at Sam’s 30th Birthday Party in Corringham Essex.

I have to admit from Sam’s initial telephone call to ask if I was available I was really excited about this party. Sam explained that she was a member of a “Scooter” club and was a massive fan of Northern Soul, Motown, 60’s Anthems, Ska, Two Tone and a few of her friends were regulars at the legendary Caister Soul Weekends.

Sam used my unique online planning tools to select here a few of her favourite songs, and I just put the rest together.

If you are looking for a DJ for your Birthday Party, who can work with you and not play the normal mobile DJ party tunes then call or text me on 07736-880 790 or email me at info@ian-stewart.co.uk, or use the short form on this page.

here are the songs that I played on the night:

Clyde McPhatter – Baby You’ve Got It
David Essex – So-Called Loving
Kenny Lynch – It’s Too Late
Chairmen Of The Board – Everything’s Tuesday
Diana Ross – Brown Baby
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Percy Sledge – You’ve Got That Something Wonderful
Eddie Floyd – Big Bird
Specials – Nite Klub
Herbie Mann – A Good Thing (Is Hard To Come By)
Showstoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
Booker T & The MG’s – Boot-Leg
Archie Bell & The Drells – Here I Go Again
Chuck Wood – Seven Days Too Long
Edwin Starr – Time Is Passin’ By
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – The Night (7″ Mix)
R Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House
Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger
Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud Too Beg
Contours – Just a Little Misunderstanding
Cheryl Lynn – Got to Be Real
Patrice Rushan – Forget Me Nots
Booker Newberry III – Love Town
Roy Ayers – Running Away
Mario Biondi – This Is What You Are
Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix)
Joe Smooth Inc & Anthony Thomas – Promised Land (Original 12″ Mix)
Fish Go Deep Ft Tracey K. – Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
Ron Hall & The Muthaunkaz – The Way You Love Me (A Tom Moulton Mix)
Kinks – All Day & All Of The Night
McCoys – Hang On Sloopy
Mel Tormé – Right Now
Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’
Booker T & The MG’s – Green Onions
Toots & The Maytals – 5446 Was My Number
Prince Buster & The All Stars – Al Capone
Symarip – Skinhead Moonstomp
Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrel
Dobie Gray – Out On The Floor
Young Holt Trio – Wack Wack
MVP – Turning My Heartbeat Up
Marvin Gaye – This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me) [7″ Mix] Tom Jones – Stop Breaking My Heart
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Mickey’s Monkey
Small Faces – Tin Soldier
Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You
Edwin Starr – Stop Her On Sight (SOS)
Len Barry – 123
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up (Short Version)
Tami Lynn – I’m Gonna Run Away From You
Precisions – If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) [7″ Mix] Robert Knight – Love On A Mountain Top
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Tobi Legend – Time Will Pass You By (7″ Mix)
Edwin Starr – Time (7″ Mix)
Tommy James & the Shondells – Mony Mony
Who – My Generation
Kinks – You Really Got Me
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Blur – Parklife
Stone Roses – Fools Gold
Happy Mondays – Step On
Supergrass – Alright
Killers – Mr Brightside
The Jam – Going Underground
Clash – London Calling
Piranhas – Tom Hark
The Special AKA – Too Much Too Young
Kingsmen – Louie Louie
Duke Browner – Crying Over You (7″ Mix)
Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two
Tams – Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy (Ext)
Fatback Band – I Found Lovin’ (Ext)
Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know (Original 12″ Mix)
Evelyn King – Love Come Down (Ext)
Shalamar – There It Is
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody
Cameo – Candy
Style Council – Shout To The Top
Terry Callier – Ordinary Joe
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
Isley Brothers – This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
Dean Parrish – I’m On My Way
Judy Street – What
Billy Butler – Right Track (7″ Mix)
James Brown – Night Train
Wynder K Frog – Green Door
Beatles – Love Me Do
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Al Wilson – The Snake
Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
Chas & Dave – Ain’t No Pleasing You