Wedding #8 – in the books and WOW! This was INCREDIBLE!!!

Deb and Kevin. July 11th, 2015 at Artists for Humanity Center in Boston. This was around my 7th or so time at this venue over the last several years now all thanks to the amazing photo master Abby Lorenz. It is always an absolute pleasure whenever I get to team up with Abby for weddings and I cannot thank her enough for connecting me with this couple. They were a joy to work with from start to finish and luckily I see a friendship continuing on past the wedding especially since we are by chance neighbors! Small world after all. Also getting to return to AFH as a venue is great getting to see Jeanne who runs Gourmet Caterers and do the BEST job every single time I’ve been to this venue.

I met with Deb and Kevin several times to discuss all of the details of the day. They were super organized and open to music suggestions and ideas along with providing me some of their “must plays” during the night. I set up a PA speaker for the ceremony which Deb’s brother Scott actually plugged his acoustic guitar into to play all of the ceremony music. It sounded great! I was in charge of the recessional song which is one of my personal favorites they chose “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontangne. Cocktail hour was a mix of jazz and indie singer songwriter which was also transitioned into the dinner music. Miles Davis to Of Monsters & Men, to Thelonious Monk and David Gray.

I did all of the introductions for the wedding party who were introduced to “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson and the couple was introduced to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. After that there was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen take place at a wedding. Deb contacted me a while ago about this telling me she was going to have the dance group she used to be a part of Static Noyze surprise Kevin and all of the guests and do a flashmob style dance to start the party to “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk The Moon. They ran out onto the dance floor and everyone was in awe and the best part was halfway through the song Deb in wedding gown and all joined them! From there it was open dance floor and I was mixing up everything from old school funk and soul into (upon Deb’s request of her love for hip hop) Missy Elliot, Montell Jordan and tons of others. This crowd was unstoppable. Danced nonstop and were requesting some great jams as well. Since it was Abby’s actual birthday that day – we decided to give her a birthday shout out in the middle of a song as well!

Thanks and CONGRATS to an amazing couple!!!





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Wedding #7 of the season was AMAZING!

My lucky #7 wedding of the 2015 season was on Saturday June 27th at the Tatnuck Country Club in Worcester, MA. I was connected with the couple Kathleen and Paul from one of my close friends Meghan, it was her mother’s wedding. As usual I met with them both a couple of times before the big day to talk details, logistics of set ups, and music must plays. They were so fun and easy going to work with and just wanted to throw a good party for the guests, and we did just that! I arrived to the venue very early to set up a PA speaker and two wireless microphones outside for the ceremony. They had a live guitarist who played music during the ceremony along with some live singing which all sounded great. Cocktail hour was done by the guitar player as well and it was very relaxing solid background music while people grabbed drinks and chatted with one another.

I loved the dinner choices they had set up. Since this is the summer they had a very summery vibe going on with gourmet burgers and hot dogs. People were very into it!

Everyone then moved inside for the cake cutting and introductions and the most amazing dance party. I didn’t really know what to expect as the crowd was very mellow and laid back but once the first song started the dance floor was packed and did NOT stop! Kathleen and Paul wanted a good mix of incredible classic rock tunes from the Stones, Petty, etc. all the way to the newest songs out on the charts. I had so much fun with this crowd knowing they would dance to anything. I cannot thank Meghan enough for connecting me on this gig – seriously one of the best times I’ve had as a DJ! Congrats Kathleen and Paul you guys are awesome!


Sadly – the night got away from me and I did not get a photo with the couple!


Here is a view from the DJ booth and me in the background while Kelly, Meghan, and Mike give their speeches! (and the delish wedding cake)












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Open HeARTS BMC Cancer Walk Event

I had the pleasure of returning to this amazing event on June 25 of this year. Open HeARTS foundation holds this event once a year to support cancer research. Being personally affected in my family by cancer there is no way I could pass on donating my time, gear, and music to DJ for the evening.  This event is held 33 floors up at the State Room in Boston which is always awesome to see the view of the city that far up! They also had a great surprise celebrity guest and cancer survivor; former gold medalist Olympian Scott Hamilton who was very inspiring and moving to hear his story. The whole night itself is very emotional and full of inspiration as cancer survivors walk the runway modeling fashion designers of the area new clothing lines. I was responsible for playing all of the selected songs for each series of designers. Once the catwalk runway portion of the night concluded everyone moved upstairs for a little cocktail hour reception as I played some fun upbeat background music. Very happy to be a part of this again, thanks again for having me!!

Click HERE to read the review on the event from the Boston Globe as well.


My view from the DJ booth 33 floors up looking out over Boston and a photo of Scott Hamilton!


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6th wedding in a row! Here we go…

John and Narda! This wedding was great. Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at The Whispering Pines Conference Center in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. The venue was so nice, set in the middle of the woods pretty much and we were set up right on a lake for the ceremony and dancing. I met the couple through the wonderful Sara Smile photography. She was the photographer of the wedding I DJ’d last October for Claire and Kevin. Nice little surprise was Claire the bride of that wedding was assisting Sara and that was awesome to see her and reconnect. John knew exactly what he wanted for music star to finish. I supplied music for the ceremony and his friend Jim and daughter Helen also did a great cover of ‘Time after Time’. The recessional song was Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger ‘(You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back’. This set the tone for the party about to take place with it’s fun upbeat reggae rock vibe. Cocktail hour and dinner music was a mix of mellow reggae and mellow classic rock which was fun for a change instead of classy jazzy instrumentals. I loved the cake cutting song choice of ‘Mellow Yellow’ such a great tune. Once the party started the dance floor was packed and did not stop until the last note of the last song. It was a mix of a little modern top 40 stuff (Walk The Moon, Mark Ronson) meshed with some Bob Marley, UB40, Toots & The Maytals, and classic rock of the Stones, Beatles, and Tom Petty. I ended the night with the biggest party song of all time, which I end a lot of weddings with to go out on a high note ‘Shout’ by the Isley Brothers. This crowd was full of energy and I wish we could have gone another hour or two. John and Narda, congrats to you both and thank-you for including me at the big day!IMG_4807IMG_4798


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Wedding #5 is in the books

Saturday, May 30th, 2015. Wedding number five of the season. Casey and AJ. I was connected with this amazing couple from Emma and Chris who’s wedding I DJ’d July of 2014 at Glen Magna Farm. I couldn’t be happier for the connection – this wedding was SO fun! Casey was beyond organized with all of her music and notes, timeline of the day, how things would flow, etc. and that helps me a bunch. They were so relaxed the times I met with them and just wanted to throw “an awesome party” was basically the theme of the day. The wedding was held in Gloucester (no Mark Wahlberg did not show up even though I did play Marky Mark). The venue was GORGEOUS. Annisquam Yacht Club right on the water.
For the ceremony which I supplied music and sound for – it was held right at the venue on the pier/dock area and it was pretty much the coolest bridal entrance ever. Casey took a boat over from the house they were staying at with her bridesmaids and family as a huge grand entrance. As Casey was pulling around the corner she selected for me to play bell buoy sounds to alert the crowd she was arriving and docking. (I suggested we play the Jaws theme music – Casey didn’t like that joke too much haha). Once the ceremony wrapped up we went right into cocktail hour which was requested to keep it old school classy jazz music. Lots of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The introduction song for Casey and AJ was ‘Blue Sky’ by The Allman Brothers. Such an awesome song and fitting for such a gorgeous blue sky day we had. Dinner music was transitioned from cocktail still with the jazzy classic feel but getting more into Sinatra, Dean Martin, some mellow classic rock as well. It was soon enough time for dancing! We got things underway with a mix of any and everything. Black Eyed Peas to Jackson 5. This crowd was into everything – they just wanted to party, and party they did! Once things ended – I actually quickly broke down all of my gear and headed a mile down the road to DJ their after party with another amazing DJ. We had a BLAST and the couple was nice enough to put my great girlfriend assistant and I up for the evening. I rarely get to hang out after the weddings are complete so this was fun for me to do. THANK YOU to these guys for choosing me to rock the party (and after party!). CONGRATS!!!

One thing – I ALWAYS get pictures with every couple at the end of the wedding – for some reason I have no idea how this happened but I did not get one with Casey and AJ. Here is a shot of me in the background and Casey tearing up the dance floor!

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Wedding #4, done and done!

May 24th, 2015 in Manchester VT 3.5 hours from Boston was Alyssa and Max’s wedding held at the 1811 House.   The view of this place was truly breathtaking and the old school rustic vibe from the couple they detailed was perfect. I was hooked up with this couple and gig from a website called Gigzolo. They contacted me seeing I was in the New England/Boston area and first seeing how far I travel and if I know “indie rock music” at all. Well I absolutely do! I was the connected with the couple and since we couldn’t actually meet up because of our locations we were in constant contact via email, phone calls, and Skype just to make sure I was on the same page at all times with their requests for music. I will tell you, this was the most specific wedding playlist I’ve ever arranged in my years of doing weddings and turned out to be hands down one of the best weddings I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of. Alyssa and Max didn’t want the standard big old dance party loud crazy top 40 and “cheesy” wedding songs. Instead they wanted to throw a party, actually hang out and socialize with all of their family and friends but with a really good soundtrack throughout the night. Cocktail hour was all folk rock from Old Crow Medicine Show, Josh Ritter, M. Ward, and others. Dinner moved into artists like Joanna Newson, old and early Modest Mouse, old mellow Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, the Shins, etc. The reception part of the night was all indie rock and old school 80s nu-wave like the Smiths, New Order, and as a few people started dancing on their own I did go off the beaten path a little from their playlist and kept it very indie dance pop oriented with Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Empire of the Sun, but kept staying on course with their playlist as best I could as well. What was so great about having such a specific playlist is it introduced me to several new artists and bands! I had never heard of Langhorne Slim, Tennis, or Junip and bough all their albums on iTunes for this event and they’ve been in my home rotation for a few weeks now! Score! Alyssa and Max – you guys were amazing. Your friends were amazing all night and your family (especially the parent toasts) were all amazing. I cannot thank you guys enough for choosing me to represent you in terms of music. Congrats to you both!! (Oh and the cupcake tower, hell yes!)

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Wedding #3 is in the books!

Wedding #3 is with Richie and Brynne. This was held May 16th, 2015 33 floors above the streets of Boston at the State Room in the Harborside Room. My friend Kevin recommended me months ago to these two and the rest is history. They were SO fun to work with but also super organized which helps me a ton and puts me at ease. Everything was planned out for all different parts of the night from cocktail hour being a very loungey electro chill vibe with bands like Air, older M83, and Stereolab. I had the pleasure of introducing this couple to Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams Come True” and let’s be honest – there aren’t many things better than Hall and Oates. Dinner music moved into some indie tunes like older Radiohead, Of Monsters & Men, and throwing in some mellow classic rock from the Stones, Beatles, Dylan. This was the latest wedding I’ve ever DJ’d before I have to state. I started cocktail hour music at 8pm and they had the venue until 1am. The ceremony was held offsite at the MIT chapel. I figured that people would start fading out around 11/12ish but not the case at all, intact it was the other way around with them begging for more music even when we still ended at 1am. Brynne and Richie chose to end the night with the most epic endings of all time. All 8 minutes of “November Rain” by Guns N Roses. Not to mention that during the craziness of the dance party mixed with a lot of old school hip hop and classic rock tunes – shirts were flying off of some of the guys in the crowd so naturally Nelly’s “It’s Getting Hot In Here” was played! Brynne and Richie rock. This wedding rocked. The entire crowd rocked. I want to do this all over again soon, seriously. IT ROCKED!!! Thanks both of you for choosing me to DJ!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!

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Wedding #2 of the season!

Blair and Patrick. Enough said. This wedding was AWE-SOME!! I met this couple back in the fall of 2014 and we connected right off the bat. They explained exactly what they wanted and did not want and I felt like I had a good understanding of their vision. We worked closely together over the next several months on music specifics and let me tell you – the end result was this couple can throw on heck of a party. It was held (May 9th, 2015) at the venue above Cheers in Boston at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill.  I had my main set up in the bigger room of the night for dinner and dancing but had a smaller set up which was upstairs for the cocktail hour and dessert. Their introduction songs were by the indie noise rock pop band Sleigh Bells and Blair even had tambourines for the wedding party to ring along as they were introduced – it was awesome and very fitting! The music for the night was a mix of everything but more of a touch of indie dance music like Passion Pit, Phoenix, Walk The Moon, etc. and Blair chose to end the night with “Build Me Up Buttercup” and naturally a massive sing-along took place. Another awesome part of this wedding was FINALLY after all these years of her referring  me to couples and connecting me with gigs – I was able to return the favor and recommended Abby Lorenz Photography to Blair and Pat. This was a massive win-win and always a blast to work with Abby. We’ve been doing weddings together now since 2011. Thanks to these two for having me run the music for their wedding and congrats!!! I had a blast getting to work with you and know you guys, drinks and hang-outs are in order!

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And I’m back! Wedding season 2015 is underway.

So after about six or seven months off – wedding season has returned!

Wedding #1 of the 2015 season was an amazing way to kick things off with Allison and Avery.

The wedding was held at the gorgeous Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA and organized by the amazing Mandy of Hummingbird Bridal and Events. Having events like this being 100 percent organized as it was really helps the flow of the night. Everyone was on the same page and the energy of the crowd and the couple was perfect.

I met Allison actually through a job interview in the spring of 2014 funny enough. We were chatting about other interests and hobbies which led to me bringing up DJ’ing and how she was then looking for entertainment for her wedding about a year later. From that we exchanged a few emails and had a couple consultation meetings and the three of us were set to work with one another. Allison and Avery knew exactly what they wanted for music and gave me great guidelines for the night. The best part was this crowd was up for anything from old school 60s and 70s tunes to ending the night after the last song – with chants of “one more song” and sneaking in the final, final song of No Diggity. It was SO much fun. Cocktail hour was a blend of old 1930s music jazzy tunes meshed with a little 60s doo-wop. We transitioned into dinner with some chill classic rock like the Stones, Beatles, Tom Petty and modern artists like Lumineers, Of Monsters & Men, etc.

The parent dances were awesome choices. Allison and her father danced to You Can Close Your Eyes by James Taylor. Avery and his mother danced to Burning Down The House by the Talking Heads and this is what led into the massive dance party as they invited everyone up to join them.

A HUGE congratulations and massive thank-you to these two for having me. I had an absolute blast on my end and cannot wait to catch up to recap the night.

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2014 Weddings – That’s a wrap folks!

Delay in posting these but alas – here they are!

First up is Jessica and Jack. This wedding was in the gorgeous town of Newburyport in August and could not have asked for a better day. 

Venue: The Phoenix Room with ceremony outside on the water. Jessica and Jack had a live keyboard player for the ceremony and it sounded awesome. It was fun having it outside the way they did in a public area as people all gathered around watching and taking photos. I also set up some gear to play music while guests were arriving to the ceremony along with a wireless mic for the officiator of the ceremony. After a quick break down we all headed back into the venue for cocktail hour, introductions, dinner, and of course some dancing! I had a blast working with these two thanks to a mutual friend referral. Thank-you both for having me!

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Next up – Emily and Alex at The Sea View in Dennisport, Cape Cod. I met a new photographer at this one Kelly Cronin Photography – she was fantastic and fun to work this amazing event with.

Emily & Alex were awesome. No other word to describe them really! They wanted to just re-create a house party/backyard party environment which we pulled off with ease. The ease part comes into play with how fun the couple and all of their guests were. The rain held off for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony which I provided music for (some awesome song choices some of which were Glitch Mob and Daft Punk) which made it unique and memorable for all involved. The theme of their wedding was old school video games. Some people sat at the Nintendo table while others were at the Sega table. During cocktail hour and part of dinner they had a live duo playing all covers of songs and it was SO good! I think it’s a nice split to have live music in the start of the night and ending it all with a DJ for the dance party. Alex like myself is a huge old school hip hop fan so I was able to sneak in some personal favorites for this event. The crowd was amazing and the energy was high all night.

Congrats guys and thank-you for having me!




This next one was one of my personal favorites in terms of what the couple wanted for music. Claire and Kevin – you guys rock! This was held at the Cav in Providence, RI. Very cool venue with an old school feel and vibe to it throughout. Again, lucky for us the rain held off for a great outdoor ceremony. They had some AWESOME song selections to come into the ceremony like the XX. I had a wireless mic set up for Kevin’s father who officiated. I was fortunate again to meet another awesome photographer Sara Smile Photography. She was awesome working the crowd for some great shots and great to work this event with. This wedding was exactly what Claire and Kevin wanted it to be. They were super involved with overseeing the setlist come together for cocktail hour and dinner. They even practiced a huge dance routine for their first dance to Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good”. It was so fun to watch them do something fun and creative for the first dance. The crowd was going nuts already and I knew this was going to be an absolute hot and sweaty dance party (as you can see from our final photo of the night!) I had an amazing time working with these two and getting able to sneak in a ton of indie dance music like Capital Cities, Miike Snow, Passion Pit, and a ton of other party pleasers.

Congrats Claire and Kevin! Can we do this again please?!



Up next we head north to Kennebunkport, ME to the Hidden Pond for Ann Marie & Cara’s big day! This venue was truly stunning with it’s natural scenery, big gorgeous trees all over, some really breathtaking views! I set up everything for the outdoor ceremony providing music, songs for the aisle, and a wireless mic. Everything sounded great. Once the ceremony wrapped up we headed back into the venue to proceed with cocktail hour, introductions, first dance, dinner, and one hell of a dance party! This crowd was top notch and was into anything I played. Ann Marie and Cara really wanted a mix of old school and I don’t just mean 80s/90s old school but some older 70s funk and soul party jams along with a fair amount of top 40 upbeat tunes sprinkled in. It was one of my more eclectic sets I’ve done at a wedding I feel! The staff was great and the dinner was delish also.

Thank-you both for having me as a part of this amazing day and celebration! You were AWESOME to work with and get to know. Congrats!




One of my last weddings of 2014 was held at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, MA. I’ve known Lauren and Keith for quite some time now as I’ve done several weddings of this hardcore close knit group of friends going all the way back to 2011 starting with Anna and John. I knew from just our initial meetings a year out when they booked me that this would be one for the books. It was one for the books and more. We had a forecast of rain for the day so things were switched inside for the ceremony but it was still awesome. The venue did a great job getting everything together and I had the music and wireless mic going for the ceremony. We then switched over to cocktail hour which was held in the lobby area of the venue where guests can wander and check out some of the museum pieces. Introductions were next with Lauren and Keith entering the room to Hall and Oates “You Make My Dreams” and it just set the tone for what was to be a complete fun upbeat evening. Dinner was amazing and I played a nice mix of old school Sinarta, Dean Martin, etc. but mixing in some mellow current stuff like Of Monsters & Men and The Lumineers. The dance party of this crowd is something you cannot really put into words. I’ve known most of them as I said from previous weddings and they are just party machines with dance moves like none other. I was so lucky I got to work this wedding with my favorite photographer who I also met at the Anna and John wedding in 2011, Abby Lorenz Photography.  The energy she brings is amazing. She becomes a part of the wedding and party to capture some great shots!

Lauren and Keith, you guys rule. But you knew that! Thank-you for having me!




Second to last wedding of 2014. The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.  Guys, Salem MA. in October! At the Hawthrone! My inner ghost/horror fanatic self was beyond excited for this one. The Hawthorne is apparently one of the highest rated haunted hotels in New England. Alicia and David were so fun and easy to work with. They were 100 percent organized from the start to finish of everything. Planning the cocktail and dinner music with them was so easy. Alicia knew exactly what she wanted and didn’t want. I even had to download some country music for the dance party later on! The crowd was great and really feeling the classics like Sinatra, Sammy Davis JR, etc. but also going wild to some more modern top 40 jams. “Turn Down For What” was easily the biggest song of the summer and fall to play at weddings. Something happens to a crowd once it starts that you just have to see to believe. I mean that in a good way!

Thank-you to my friend Nicole for introducing me to these two, and a huge thank-you to Alicia and David for having me! Cheers!



My final wedding of 2014 could not have been more amazing. More fun. More memorable. Erin and Travis chose the Essex Retreat Center in Essex, MA. Gorgeous venue and views, reminded me a little bit of the Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, ME. The ceremony was held outside in front of a little pond with seats all lined up in front. I provided music and miced up their friend who officiated this one. The music was awesome for the ceremony they chose legendary punk rockers the Descendents “I’m The One” as their recessional song. You have no idea how refreshing it was for me to be able to be able to play some punk rock for the first time ever at a wedding! I will explain more of that in a bit. First up let’s get into cocktail hour. How do I describe this? Insane! Amazing! Mind blowing! Erin and Travis booked local punk folk rockers Tigerman WOAH! as their cocktail band. Guys this is a huge deal! This band just played Boston Calling Music Festival earlier this year and here I am getting the treatment of a private show. I was a little nervous to follow them up and take over music duties going into dinner and dancing. Once they wrapped up we did introductions. For the wedding party they all were introduced to “Push It” by Salt-N-Peppa and the newlyweds came out to “Ring of Fire” by Social Distortion. This was AWESOME! I love when couples really choose songs that represent them best as a couple. And I loved that it was more punk rock of course. The first dance was “Rose of my Heart” by the late and genius Johnny Cash. The dance party was one I will never forget. Mixing in top 40 stuff as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake into Nofx, Rancid, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones into the Isley Brothers, Jackson 5, etc. It was amazing (even though we did have some noise complaints, we worked through them!)

My final wedding of the year was also again lucky enough to be with the wonderful Abby Lorenz on photo duty. Thanks to my friend Lindsay for referring me and putting me in touch with this amazing couple.

Erin and Travis CONGRATS and let’s hit a punk show sometime soon! Thank-you for letting me DJ your big day.

Tigerman WOAH!





And now I am off to start organizing my 2015 weddings which are coming in as we speak. Cheers!

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