Funk, Motown, 90s Hip Hop, Guns N’ Roses. Mr. and Mrs. Rufo know what’s up! #13/2017

Couple: Jimmy and Victoria

Venue: The International, Bolton MA

Photo: Hannah Gunnell of Ramblefree Photo Co.

Video: Clear Vision

Date: 8-18-17

DJ T-Rex’s Wife: “You can’t book a wedding on my Birthday!”

DJ T-Rex: “Hold My Beer”

Pay attention and take notes people – THIS is how you wedding. You first off start out by being incredible to work with and really knowing exactly what you want/don’t want for your vibe and music. You then share a mutual love for the 80s and 90s with your DJ along with old school hip-hop, old school funk, soul, and Motown. Along with sharing a mutual love for good drinks and beers. Along with a mutual love for Larry Bird and the classic Boston Celtics.

Add all of that up? You get Jimmy and Victoria’s incredible wedding. I loved getting to know these two over the course of the year leading up to the big day. So nice and fun, just awesome genuine good people. They had seen me at 90s Night in the past and connected with me from that and I’m so glad they did.

The venue – which I’d never played before was awesome and home to one of the most famous golf courses in the New England area. The staff was super friendly and I felt very comfortable from start to finish while setting up and sound checking. While Jimmy and Victoria held their ceremony off-site – my wife (best assistant ever! Thank-you again for working on your birthday) – we got everything ready to go nice and early and I greeted the guests coming in for cocktail hour to start with requests from the couple of music from: the Temptations to Otis Redding to Jackson 5 to Curtis Mayfield. It was a great vibe and how could you not tap your foot along to that music while enjoying a cocktail?

With the cocktail hour winding down – I then introduced both sets of parents to ‘Start Me Up’ from the Stones and Mr. and Mrs. Rufo to ‘Sky Full of Stars’ by Coldplay. Their first official dance as husband and wife was next – The Beach Boys ‘God Only Knows’. Such a good song!

Dinner kicked off with a few toasts and speeches and the dinner playlist as handpicked from J&V was a little bit of the cocktail vibe but also getting into some chill classic rock as well. I could feel the energy in the room and it was awesome – I was excited to get this crowd up and moving for the remainder of the evening. The parent dances led into open dance floor – Jimmy and his mother dancing to an Italian song ‘Le Mamme’ by Toto Cutugno and Victoria and her father to ‘Fields of Gold’ by Sting.

The playlist for dance party was everything you could imagine. I kicked it all off with some Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Aretha, etc. to get all ages and generations up and going – carrying into MJ, Prince, Billy Idol, along with all the 80s and 90s, top 40 gems on their do playlist. Later in the night we got into some rock and roll and touched on Jimmy’s fave band GNR with a massive sing-along to ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ and back into the funk soul, and repeat. Everyone was amazing in the crowd and danced to whatever was being played. We capped the night off with an MJ/GNR medley. I think a few people lost their voices at this one!

THANK-YOU Jimmy and Victoria for being so awesome and choosing me to rock the house. Celtics games, 90s Nights, and beers are a must up at some point soon.

Cheers and congrats to you both!!!

iPhone pics below, enjoy:

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