Kim & Greg close out the 2017 season!

Couple: Kim and Greg

Venue: Plymouth Yacht Club, Plymouth MA

Date: 12-30-17

What another incredible year it’s been and no better way to close it out with the 21st wedding of 2017 with Kim and Greg.

I’ve been very fortunate to work with so many amazing couples once again, each wedding is different from the last, different music, different venues, different crowds. And I love every aspect of it.

The first time I was introduced to these two was May 2016 while DJ’ing my friends Julie and Jim’s wedding. Greg is Julie’s brother and he performed at her wedding during cocktail hour – INCREDIBLE musician and awesome guy.

Fast forward to 2017 while Kim and Greg are now planning their own wedding – reached out to me seeing if I was free New Year’s Eve Eve and sure enough I was. Working with them was a treat for me as they are so into music like myself – everything from oldies, funk, soul, indie rock, classic rock, and not too much top 40, etc. They love a good mix and gave me a good outlined list of must plays and do not plays to use as a guideline for the night.

The day December 30th rolled around was of course snowing so I loaded up the car very early and made the trek out to Plymouth to allow myself plenty of time with the weather and roads. Setup wise was easy and the venue was a total gem to work with. I had one main setup in the dining room area which would play to ceremony along with dance party. Cocktail hour was held in the lounge bar area with a friend of K&G playing guitar and singing which sounded awesome.

I wrapped up with soundcheck and everything was good to go. Guests started arriving and I had on some chill old funk and soul tunes K&G wanted that were original songs of what became a lot of massive hip hop songs in the late 80s – early 2000s – people seemed to be enjoying it once they recognized the tunes. The ceremony itself began with the wedding party along with Kim all walking into ‘Flagship’ by Jason Isbell. The recessional song was ‘Hey Lover’ by Blake Mills and from that everyone transitioned into cocktail hour. I was able to actually enjoy cocktail hour myself for a bit and catch up with Julie and Jim.

From there everyone made their way back into the dining / dance room which was now flipped from ceremony into dinner. The wedding party was introduced first to ‘There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely’ by Possessed by Paul James. Kim and Greg were then introduced to Thin Lizzy ‘Wild One’ and went directly into their first dance ‘I’ll Be Here in the Morning’ by Townes Van Zandt. Dinner music was a mix of chill Americana, blues rock, folk indie rock – really fitting vibe for K&G and their crowd. We had a couple of speeches around this time and Kim’s father actually had a little surprise worked out with me ahead of time to a Beatles song while he played a snippet of guitar. Very much a music based family on both sides.

With dinner winding down they both had their parent dances up next to kick off the dance party. Kim and her father danced to one of my all time favorite tunes from one of my all time favorite artists in the history of music ‘Wildflowers’ from the late, great Tom Petty. Greg is a massive Springsteen fan and danced with his mother to ‘The Wish’. Two great choices! Dance floor was then open with some Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield to kick it off and headed into a bunch of 90s/early 2000’s jams K&G wanted and the crowd was loving it all. Kim had a couple of two-step songs on the list ‘It’s a Shame’ by Hayes Carll, and ‘Galway Girl’ by Steve Earle – very fun tunes to mix in. I even got away with a little indie dance rock from Jet, Phoenix, The Strokes, and Blood Orange. Such a fun group of people to play to and as always the night flew by. We closed things out with Isley Brothers ‘Shout’ into ‘Teardrop’ by Santo and Johnny.

Thank-You Kim and Greg for choosing me to provide the tunes for the big day and being so amazing to work with. Perfect way to end my wedding season.

CONGRATS guys!!!

Didn’t snag as many photos as I wanted but here are a few from the night:

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