DJ, Mobile Disco & Venue Lighting at John Moore Foundation, Appleby, Leicestershire

It’s been a good little while since I last wrote a blog post, I’ve just been so busy DJ’ing!

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I DJ’ed for Tom & Helen’s wedding reception at the John Moore Foundation in Appleby, Leicestershire. It’s a beautiful Victorian building that is actually used as a primary school in the week, but makes for a very picturesque wedding venue at the weekends.

For the event I DJ’ed, provided the usual concert quality sound system and standard lighting, but I was also asked to provide “venue lighting” as well. Instead of just lighting the area around the dance floor we placed spotlights around the room shining up at the walls to create a fantastic colour wash effect. There wasn’t a specific colour scheme for this one, so we just went with a neutral blue/white to enhance the classic brickwork between the huge windows in the room.

I met with Tom before the event to discuss music for the evening and he loves Indie so he asked me to include a bit of that if I could, his fiancee Helen was partial to some cheesy 90′s tunes, but they also said they were happy to have some “party classics” in there, as well as lots of modern music you usually hear on a night out.

For their first dance they chose Elvis Presley’s version of “I can’t help falling in love” and then we followed that up with some motown classics, but what really kicked the dancefloor off was when Beyonce’s Crazy in love” got played and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the night, going through some of the up-to-date chart where Daft Punk’s new one in particular seemed to go down well, then into some 90′s dance music, then onto the more cheesy 90′s tunes from Five, B*Witched, S Club 7, Chesney Hawkes, etc. then to sing-along rock anthems and finally to a bit of Indie from The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, The Jam, The Cure, Kings of Leon to round of the night.

The following day Tom and Helen sent this email to me:

“Hi Andy,
Just a quick message to say thank you so much for helping make last night so memorable for Me and Helen. Everyone I’ve spoken to today has said how good the music was, and everyone had a really great time. Thanks again for taking the time to come and discuss a playlist with me; the music last night was exactly what I had in mind – and it all went down really well from what I remember; the dancefloor was packed!
Thanks again,

Tom and Helen”

Looks like another happy customer. Result!

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