Archive for April, 2010

Take The Time To Design Your Wedding Entertainment

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

Couples planning a wedding invest their time visiting and securing a venue for their reception. They choose their invitations, their wedding cake, flowers and in most instances will schedule time to sample menu items from the reception hall or caterer.    

There is a reason why most wedding “guides” suggest booking entertainment at least six months prior to the reception. I really want to add to the overall success of any reception. Generally, I invest upwards of 15 or more hours for a 5 hour event. I offer unlimited personal consultations, provide research and partner with clients as they plan their party.  

Currently, I’m working with two really fun women. They have multiple events scheduled: a Jill & Jill and wedding reception at the Log Cabin. Their excitement is infectious and I can’t wait to rock their party. During the past few months we’ve been in close contact discussing playlists and how they’d like to see their special event unfold.   

Having the “time to design” and proper planning helps alleviate the stress with managing music details days before the reception. No stress equals a great dance party.  

 

   

   

   

   

   

   

 

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Dance Baby Dance

Posted in Music and Technology on April 18, 2010 by djlorib

I’ve been a resident disc jockey at Diva’s NightClub in Northampton for over four years and it’s one of my favorite venues to entertain.  With a huge dance floor, diverse clientele and thumping sound system, Diva’s is the premiere nightclub in Western Massachusetts.

Diva’s Rocks

I thrive on the musical freedom that playing in a club offers.  I can ignite the dance floor quickly by playing a wide variety of music including 80’s & 90’s dance, hip-hop, latin, mainstream and club. There is no greater feeling for a DJ than having a packed dance floor all evening.

Don’t Give Country The Boot

Posted in Music and Technology on April 8, 2010 by djlorib

No Boots For Old Men

No longer hillbilly or honky-tonk, today’s country music is as contemporary and fun as other musical genres. Artists like Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, The Zack Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum have popularized the coutntry scene.

There are so many amazing country songs that will work well at any wedding reception or event. With the current stock of country artists there is something for everyone from ballads to kicking party music.

Below are some of my favorite country songs that I’ve played when entertaining at receptions or parties.  

Ballads: Need You Now: Lady Antebellum, You’ll Think of Me: Keith Urban, Unstoppable: Rascal Flatts, I’m Alive: Kenny Chesney, It’s Your Love: Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill.  

Kicking: Comin’ to Your City: Big & Rich, Chicken Fried: Zac Brown Band, Honky Tonk Badonkadonk: Trace Adkins, Here For The Party: Gretchen Wilson, Cowboy Casanova: Carrie Underwood.   

Honorable Mention: Baby likes to Rock It: The Tractors, Friends In Low Places: Garth Brooks.

There Is Just One Life For Each Of Us: Our Own (Euripides)

Posted in Two Brides and Two Grooms on April 1, 2010 by djlorib

 

On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to legalize gay marriage. Gay and Lesbian couples now have a wide range of locations where they can marry.
 
Located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is known for it’s beautiful beaches and reputation as a gay community. Boston provides same sex couples with a wide array of wedding options with it’s strong historic, artistic and cultural roots. In Western Massachusetts, Northampton is known as a liberal mecca with a strong LGBT population. The Berkshires offer venues as well. This region  is recognized for it’s performing arts and is a popular tourist attraction for many gay and lesbian couples.
 
I’ve entertained at a significant number of same sex weddings and celebration ceremonies. Each event is unique and distinctive and requires a disc jockey who is confident, comfortable and willing to go beyond expectations to make a special day even more memorable.