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Weekend 15/16th June 2007


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It's the weekend again, so I'll start the ball rolling....

 

Friday: Wedding in tiny venue near Horsham

Saturday: Wedding in Marquee in Hook, Hants

 

 

Tune to try and play:

Wild Cherry - Play that funky music

 

Don't forget I think it's fathers day on Sunday!

 

 

 

What about you lot?

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Club gig for me tonight and if you dont mind i wont be playing wild cherry as its been over played here.

I will try anything,once!

 

The Cornish will arise again !

Manager of the Andy Harris Fan Club.

Keep pasties Cornish

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Friday - Wedding

 

Saturday - Weddings

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

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Friday: Pub job & Wedding

 

Saturday : 3 Weddings & a 40th birthday

 

Not telling which ones I'm doing, but this weeks song should be a piece of cake!

Steve... Mad bad & dangerous to know

 

Better to study for one hour with the wise, than to drink wine with the foolish.

 

The opinions of Corabar Steve are not necessarily those of Corabar Ltd or any of it's subsidiary companies

 

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Just the one for me - a 13th - 4 hours of it.

 

Oh happy days!

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bar work this week!

friday 70's and 80's bar!

saturday anything goes bar!

Sometimes in the pursuit of perfection one can get blinded by size.

 

If you believe you can acheive.

 

Add life to your days not days to your life.

 

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nice easy one for us,150 12 yr olds ,school disco chance to roadtest a new roadie.he turned up late never carried anything in did a bit of mixing and turned the master slider of and cut the music altogether after that we had to let him go :ads: .anyway thanks to ads for turning up just in time to hear me make a right pigs ear on the mic.great evening i think, they booed when we said we were playing our last track to let the band take over.and thanks to andy for giving us the gig in the first place.

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they booed when we said we were playing our last track to let the band take over

 

Are you sure this should read..

 

they booed when we said we were playing.

 

our last track to let the band take over was Akon.

.....but what do I know ?

 

 

 

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Friday night a round table 'chuck out' night.

 

Consisted an 'east end' blue comedian and two near the knuckle strippers. Stripping lasted for a bout 1 hour of which 45 mins was in the nude.

 

Little for me to do apart from playing the strippers CD's and playing some 'mens music' in between acts eg simple minds U2.

 

Very different night and a nice crowd.

 

Slightly disappointed that people smoking so close to the ban.

 

 

Saturday - nothing need to mentaly recover!

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Great weekend for us

 

Friday Night Local pub charity night over £3500 raised for Lukemia Kids made me very proud to be part of it.

 

Great night. all danced and enjoyed it great reception at the end.

 

Saturday night 40th. Birthday party for a lady called Sam I had been give a rough idea of what they wanted,

 

and I was not sure how this was going to go, Marquee was superb not a cheap one at all.

 

Marble white tiles as the dance floor.

 

Turned out Sam was the wife of Liz, and I have to say we all had a great night.

 

I will try and put a picture post on here.

 

Here goes.

 

Oh dear need some advice I thought you could put a picture straight on here from your own pc.

 

Cheers

 

 

Pete and Ali

 

 

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Friday night wedding reception at North Stafford Hotel although theyde already got married in Cuba

ended up a good night but could have done with a few more guests.

 

Just a note for anyone working at the Niorth Stafford they actually charge £300 for their in house disco.

STROBE DISCO SHOW

 

01782 713277

 

07802 489555

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Weekend nearly over............

 

Friday.... Wedding reception in Oxford

 

Saturday.....Wedding Reception in Chester

 

Sunday....Just finished loading the van agin and nice and local one in Lichfield, 25th Wedding Anniversary

 

Hope you all had a good weekend and didnt get too wet!!!!

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Friday: 18th at a local Workingmens club with two bands who shared the same PA

THEY ....WERE....EXTREMELY.....LOUD!!!

and I was behind their speakers (RCF Events).

 

Saturday: Wedding do at a college campus

 

OK, now down to why I'm really typing this.

 

The wedding gig on Saturday was a "hand - me - down" from another DJ, who was bailing out another DJ who....you get the picture.

I was told beforehand that the B&G had a playlist - nothing unusual in that - but this playlist was for the full 4-5 hrs of the night, and was to be strictly adhered to. Home made compilation CD's were also supplied with timings etc. They left nothing to chance, and all I really had to do was press "continuous" and fill the pregnant pauses between tracks with a bit of waffle. When I saw the tracklisting I had my doubts - full of obscure tracks from Coldplay, Garbage, The Charlatans etc - not really what I would expect a typical wedding guest to know and therefore dance to. There were some obvious "dancey/cheesy" tracks though - about 20% of the total.

Anyhow, I put in the first disc labelled "background music" and the dreaded CD stutter happenned - I wasn't able to use the disc. I assumed that all the discs were so affected and told the groom - I said that I had about 70% of the tracks on the playlist provided and offered to wing it with those and a little bit of my own input. He went off to advise the bride - I felt that it was she who wore the trosers in that relationship!

In the meantime the room was filling and I had the youngsters chasing the light beams on the floor etc, so I decided to do an impromptu kids session, Cha Cha Slide, Fast Food rockers etc.

The bride then stomped up "This isn't on my playlist!!", I couldn't believe it - the kids were all dancing and having fun but she didn't care! :shrug:

I explained about the discs and she said that she had "sent the groom home to get the originals". with that we tried the "main" set of provided discs and found that they worked OK, the background music disc being the only duff one. I was then able to reassure her that I would stick to the list and timings as required, no problem - after all it was her party, they were paying for it and they should have it their way.

As you would expect, initially the only ones dancing were the bride, groom and someone who I guessed was the best man. When I got to the "cheesy/dancey" tracks, though , I had a full dance floor. By this time the guests were quite well oiled and I broke away from the playlist guide and grouped a few of the aformentioned dancey tracks together (they were thrown randomly in the playlist) This got a good reaction and when these recognisable tracks petered out I was able to wing it with a few of the less obscure indie stuff (Dandy Warhols, Pulp etc.) and keep a reasonable dancefloor. The B&G didn't seem to mind this and as the party wore on, even the tracks that I had never played at a wedding before got some of the guests up.

At the end of the night I was thanked profusely by the B&G for a great night, apologies made by the bride for her being a bit off with me at the beginningof the night and everyone went home happy.

I'd never done a party like that before (discs provided) and thought that I got through it quite well considering the obscurity of some of the tracks. A little bit of "artistic license" by me I'm sure helped everyone have a good time.

 

I'm not looking forward to the next one like this, though!! :rolleyes:

 

Clive.

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PTFM got played at all 6 of our gigs. :joe:

Steve... Mad bad & dangerous to know

 

Better to study for one hour with the wise, than to drink wine with the foolish.

 

The opinions of Corabar Steve are not necessarily those of Corabar Ltd or any of it's subsidiary companies

 

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I don't accept full playlists nowadays.

 

I always explain that if you give me full rundown list of what you want played and when, you might as well hire a few lights and do it yourself. If on the other hand you want your guests to have a memorable enjoyable evening then you have top trust the dj and his experience with music and being able to read a crowd.

 

My request sheet I send out has the following headings::

FIRST DANCE

FAVOURITE SLOW SONGS

FEW FAVOURITE TRACKS OR ARTISTS

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WANT PLAYED

 

Works for me

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PTFM got played at all 6 of our gigs. :joe:

 

PTFM - isn't that the tape you wrap around threaded pipes? :shrug:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:D

 

Clive

 

I don't accept full playlists nowadays.

 

I always explain that if you give me full rundown list of what you want played and when, you might as well hire a few lights and do it yourself. If on the other hand you want your guests to have a memorable enjoyable evening then you have top trust the dj and his experience with music and being able to read a crowd.

 

My request sheet I send out has the following headings::

FIRST DANCE

FAVOURITE SLOW SONGS

FEW FAVOURITE TRACKS OR ARTISTS

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WANT PLAYED

 

Works for me

 

 

Hi Dave,

Agree 100%.

As I say, this wasn't my gig, I was the guy that bailed out the guy who was covering someone who agreed to do it and then didn't :nono:

 

Complicated, I know.

 

Clive.

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I don't accept full playlists nowadays.

 

I always explain that if you give me full rundown list of what you want played and when, you might as well hire a few lights and do it yourself. If on the other hand you want your guests to have a memorable enjoyable evening then you have top trust the dj and his experience with music and being able to read a crowd.

 

My request sheet I send out has the following headings::

FIRST DANCE

FAVOURITE SLOW SONGS

FEW FAVOURITE TRACKS OR ARTISTS

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WANT PLAYED

 

Works for me

 

 

I have just recieved a playlist of over 60 requested tracks which is fine by me, I have pre loaded all the tracks into a sub folder of the brides name using Otsdj so im already to go. Hey at the end of the day the B&G are paying me for a service and I will be more than happy to play whatever they want.

DJ Frankie Knuckles.

 

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Don't you find though that with a List of 60 songs, about 45 of them are blindingly obvious anyway! Its not really worth causing a fuss! Infact had a list of 50 odd songs through today - only one (Twisted sister) that I wouldn't normally play, just shows we're all on the same wavelength.

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Don't you find though that with a List of 60 songs, about 45 of them are blindingly obvious anyway! Its not really worth causing a fuss! Infact had a list of 50 odd songs through today - only one (Twisted sister) that I wouldn't normally play, just shows we're all on the same wavelength.

 

 

Yeah I agree, majority of the songs that were requested I normally play as part of my set anyway. I done a wedding on Saturday where the Bride had requested songs that realated to the hen night and other special occasions which was great as some of the tracks were from the 90's.

DJ Frankie Knuckles.

 

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Said this before......people are idiots and will give you 10 pages of requests.

 

Why provide playlists? Yes, provide a few requests but don't time it and leave it to be very flexible on the night.

Oliver Head, OTronics Media Services Ltd, Covering Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset and surrounding areas.

 

Professional Mobile & Radio DJ

PLI (£10m), PAT and DBS (Disclosure) checked

Tel: 07835 485535

Email: enquiries@otronics.co.uk

 

www.otronics.co.uk

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