First Disco Wed wedding DJ at Fennes Estate, EssexLeave a Comment
I met Nick and Gemma at a wedding fair in Cambridge in early October, at which point they told me it was very early days in their engagement and their wedding was a long way off. So, to say I was surprised when I got a call a couple of weeks later asking if I was available on 15th December to play at Fennes Estate would be an understatement!
Being the sister venue of Parklands – which is pretty much my ‘local’ – I was delighted to find I was free, particularly as I’d not been to Fennes yet and was keen to see it.
I met Gemma and Nick for a second time one evening at their house, where Nick claimed to like ‘weird’ music and Gemma not to be a huge music fan at all. After a good chat though, we established a few tunes they both liked which formed the basis of a playlist, and both were keen to stress they were happy to leave the rest up to me.
Fennes is a lovely country house, and similar to Parklands has a huge marquee in which the entertainment took place. Unlike Parklands, I noticed one of the inside rooms has an in-built DJ booth and dancefloor area with disco lights which looked pretty good, almost reminiscent of a small room in a club. Certainly handy if I ever play inside in the future!
This time though, it was to be the Disco Wed DJ option, which I set-up to one side, leaving the stage for a covers band who when they arrived a bit later on I realised I’d played with earlier that year at Matt & Michelle’s wedding! Small world…
After the first dance (You Do Something To Me by Paul Weller), Gemma danced with her Dad to Airrion Love; Russell Thompkins: You Are Beautiful before I handed over to the band. We alternated 2 x hour long sets before I wrapped things up at 1am.
Lovely place, friendly helpful staff – highly recommended!
“From beginning to end you made everything so easy for us, liaising with the band and the wedding venue direct took a huge weight from us.
You did brilliantly and everyone has said how much they loved the dj and thought he was a ‘brilliant guy’. Everyone loved the music!
We will definitely recommend your services for future parties.”
Tunes of the night:
- Paul Weller You Do Something To Me
- Airrion Love & Russell Thompkins You Are Beautiful
Nick & Gemma’s play list highlights:
- House Of Pain Jump Around
- The Notorious BIG (Feat. Mase & Puff Daddy) Mo Money Mo Problems
- LMFAO Sexy And I Know It
- Psy Gangnam Style
- Count Skylarkin vs Harvey K Tel Dub of a Preacher Man
- Exactshit Nancy’s Boots
- The Beatles Come together (A.Skillz Remix)
- Rage Against The Machine Killing In The Name
- Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady
- Ocean Colour Scene The Day We Caught The Train
- Cody Chestnutt No One Will