Archive for the Martini Events Category

2014 The Year In Review

Posted in Martini Events on January 21, 2015 by djlorib

2014 was a fabulous year for Martini Productions and DJ Lori B. There were so many wonderful events it was hard to collect them all for this post.

Matt and Samantha’s wedding reception was in June was at the Log Cabin. Over 275 guests attended and the party started early; before the end of dinner. I played classic ballads to open up the dance floor.

The video shows all the high energy, color and excitement during the party portion of the reception.

 

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Happy Holiday’s

Posted in Martini Events on December 9, 2011 by djlorib

It’s been a fabulous year for Martini Productions and DJ Lori B. I’ve met wonderful clients and rocked parties to the north, south, east and west.

The shift is on. It’s high holiday season and I’ll be dropping beats for seven events through the middle of January. I’m excited to DJ at some of my favorite reception/banquet facilities including: The Log Cabin, The Hotel Northampton, Castle of Knights and The Westwood Restaurant.

I love It ūüôā

PARTY ROCK

God Bless America

Posted in Martini Events on September 25, 2011 by djlorib

Soldier On: Supporting our homeless vets

I’m honored and humbled to be an entertainment provider for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Northampton, MA. So far I’ve DJed three events this year with more to come for the holidays.

I just finished a fabulous outdoor event under the main pavilion where vets were treated to Italian fried dough, giveaways and ice cream sundaes courtesy of Friendly’s.

The VA provides care for over 225 vets (living on campus) who have various disabilities and medical issues. Numbers are off the charts for those seeking out patient services. Soldier On, located at the Northampton Campus is a separate entity from the VA. Their mission is to house homeless vets.

Five martini shakes for staff and volunteers (young and old) for organizing parties during the year that allow vets and their aids to enjoy events with fun food and good music. Double martini shakes for Anne Murray, Voluntary Services Officer for allowing me to be part of the hospitals  entertainment  programming.

Play lists have included: polkas, swing, disco, funk, classic rock, and popular oldies. When I see vets stomping their feet or bobbing their heads to the music, I know I’m on the right track.

For the record, my family is Marine heavy. My grandfather, father and brother served in the Marines. I’m alway’s faithful and ready to rock any type of event for our veterans.

Post Theme Songs:

Born In The USA: Bruce Springsteen

Soldier Boy: The Shirelles

Peace Train: Cat Stevens

A vet with his companion aid, enjoying sweet treats. Rock On.

Mazel Tov: Seth & Craig

Posted in Martini Events on July 12, 2011 by djlorib

Seth and Craig’s B’Nai Mitzvah was held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Basketball was the theme of the event.

I love planning and coordinating grand entrances.  A well executed grand entrance sets the tone for the party and leaves a lasting impression for the guest/guests of honor.

This grand entrance was spectacular.¬† There are three levels at the Hall of Fame.¬† The boy’s made their entrance via a glass elevator which took them from the top floor to center court. I played a series of “jock jam” music as the boy’s descended.¬† When the doors opened, the boy’s shot out and slapped guests hands like basketball players being introduced at the start of a game.

Great Gifts: Seth and Craig’s mom, Ilene¬†did an outstanding job with gifts for the younger guests as well as¬†gifts for her boy’s.¬† Each young guest received a basketball jersey with their last name on the back.¬†¬†Metal gym lockers with Seth & Craig’s name on them¬†were her gifts to¬†the boy’s.¬† Each locker was signed by all¬†the guests attending the Mitzvah.¬† AWESOME.¬†

Group Shot: Team Seth & Craig

A view from the third floor down to center court

Don’t Hide Your Pride

Posted in Martini Events on June 11, 2011 by djlorib

Every year I look forward to Pride weekend in Northampton, MA.
I usually DJ the early shift at Diva’s Night Club on Saturday after the Pride parade.

This year was a bonus for DJ Lori B. Not only did I DJ at Diva’s but I also hosted Out For Reel’s “After Party” which was on Friday night prior to Saturday’s festivities. ¬†It was my third “After Party”, second at the Clarion in Northampton, MA.

From a DJ stand point both parties were outstanding. I played a wide range of music from the 70’s to current dance/top 40; Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Usher, Beyonce, J. Lo, BEP and more.

I entertained over 600 guests between the two parties. Both dance floors were full as people came together to celebrate their Pride. Awesome.

Paws For Pride

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post Theme: “Born This Way”-Lady Gaga

Got Rewards?

Posted in Martini Events on June 9, 2011 by djlorib

I’ve been a bad bad¬†DJ for¬†not posting as frequently as I should. The good news: I’ve been a¬† busy busy DJ over the past several weeks, working with fabulous clients and filling dance floors from Western Massachusetts,¬†The Berkshires and Connecticut.

I’m going to recap over the next few days some fantastic and fun Martini Events.

Recently, Chicopee Savings Bank rolled out a new banking product called “Rewards Checking”. ¬†It’s a great product in which you can earn 2.51% interest on checking account balances.

The Bank went all out to educate and promote “Rewards Checking” to members of their staff at¬†CSB¬†Rockin¬†Eve. The event was held at the Paramount Theatre in Springfield, MA. Everyone was encouraged to “rock out” and dress for the occasion. Teams of employees performed ¬†karaoke¬†versions of “You Shook Me All Night Long”, “Pretty Woman” and “Proud Mary.” Executive Managers parodied “American Idol” judges, complete with verbal “Yo dog you sound pitchy.”

I worked this event with my colleague DJ Brian Nicks. We brought in up lighting, a fog machine and special LED lighting effects to complement the event and concert. The pictures below tell the story of how much fun this event was. CSB ROCKS.

Post¬†Theme: “Money”-Pink Floyd

DJ Lori B and DJ Brian Nicks-Rock On

I Got Rewards Babe

Show Me The Money

Busy-Tini

Posted in Martini Events on April 20, 2011 by djlorib

Fun Times For DJ Lori B

 

It’s been a¬†busy time for DJ Lori B and Martini Productions.¬†I’m having a blast DJing all sorts of events and the fun won’t be stopping anytime soon. Below is a recap of events that I’ve recently hosted.

 

 

Ellington High School, Ellington , CT: The school held a fundraiser for the Tsunami victims in Japan. The dance was for three hours and over 300 students attended. It was my first event for the school and I wanted to make a favorable impression. I brought in three 15″ JBL¬†EON G2’s an 18″ powered subwoofer, up lighting¬†and really fun LED dance floor lights.¬†

Transformed the cafeteria into Club Ellington. Students danced all night to songs by Wiz Khalifa, Kesha, LMFAO, Rihanna and The Black Eyed Peas. Not only was it a great dance but the students raised over $1,000.00. Awesome.

Bay Path College: I worked three events in two days for the college. I hosted their semi-formal at Elmcrest¬†Country Club. High energy from the start. The food was wonderful¬†and I must say so was the DJ. ūüôā¬† I played a variety of requests including the Cupid Shuffle, S& M, Yeah 3x, More,¬†I’ve Got a¬†Feeling, What The Hell, and Don’t You Wanna Stay.

The next day I played on the “green” for three hours. It was a beautiful spring day. Students enjoyed BBQ and the variety of music I played including¬†disco, 80’s¬†& ¬†90’s¬†party music,¬†and¬†top 40 dance.¬†¬†

After my stint on the “green”, I made my way to¬†Blake Student Commons to¬†DJ¬†a fashion show. Seating started at 6:30 P.M and¬†I played a¬†cd of Lady¬†Gaga remixes that¬†I¬†made. The music¬†fired up the crowd¬†who were there to see great fashion and creativity.¬†During the show¬†I played music from Brittney Spears, Rihanna, Inna, DJ Webstar and New Boyz to complement specific themes during the show. The show was fabulous.