Archive for March, 2010

Spring Schedule

Posted in Where To See DJ Lori B on March 30, 2010 by djlorib

Due to several requests, here’s my DJ schedule for public events during  April and May. 

Sunday, April 25  Spring Tea Dance at The Rendezvous in Turners Falls, MA.  3-7 PM.

Saturday, May 1  Pride Weekend at Diva’s Night Club in Northampton, MA.  5-9 PM.

The Party Bomb will arrive for both occasions.

Shed Some LIGHT on Your Event

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on March 28, 2010 by djlorib

Up lighting adds a layer of class and sophistication to any reception or event.  The pictures below tell the story.   

 

Up lighting is a series of  colored LED lights strategically placed on the floor.  Beams of  lights shine upward on walls or pillars setting the mood for an elegant and stylish affair.  Lights can be programmed to change colors during  the introductions, cake cutting and party on the dance floor.  

Up lighting can also be used as a function to elevate the architectural features of a reception hall in addition to jazzing up bland environments. Visually appealing and tasteful, up lighting is a popular choice for many couples looking to add the WOW factor to their event.  

 

WOW

 

 

Let’s Get Loud

Posted in Style Down The Aisle on March 25, 2010 by djlorib

Somewhat overlooked and one of the hardest songs couples need to choose for their wedding  is the song for the Grand Entrance. The Grand Entrance is when a newly married couple is formally introduced to guests during their reception. Music for the Grand Entrance can vary from the traditional to crazy fun. There are 2 parts to the Grand Entrance: the song and the introduction.

If a couple is unsure about what song “to come into”, I encourage them to pick a lively fun song.  A couple who chooses a party song for their introduction ultimately sets the tone for their celebration.

Once the song is set, I ask guests to stand up and make some noise. The louder the better. If ice is not moving in the water glasses then the room is not loud enough. After a few seconds I make the formal introduction, leading the couple to the center of the dance floor where they can slow up a bit and take in the experience of their special day.

Below are song suggestions for the Grand Entrance:

Here For The Party, Get This Party Started, Let’s Get Loud, Crazy In Love, I’ve Got A Feeling, Pride & Joy, Sandstorm, Thunderstruck, Just Dance, Don’t Stop Until You Get Enough, Let’s Go Crazy.

The Digital Disc Jockey

Posted in Music and Technology on March 5, 2010 by djlorib

Mp3 and wireless technology have provided today’s disc jockey with the tools to bring more songs to a wedding reception or special event.  In addition, technology has allowed wedding professionals to get songs on demand via mobile broadband and wi-fi. New and emerging software has made the art of being a disc jockey easier and faster but not necessarily better.

I really enjoy taking the time to know my clients and help them formulate ideas for their wedding or event.  It’s a fun and personal process.  Many disc jockey’s are wrapped up in the digital know-how and can forget about their customers.  It’s easy to become dependent on technology and not be interactive or available.  Power up, pick a playlist and go.

I’ll never be a 100% digital DJ.  The last thing I want to do on the day of a special event is to be “machine like” via my laptop or iPod.  My clients and their guests deserve better.  Frankly, there is no substitute for a disc jockey who is having fun, is personable and in tune with the audience.