Wedding DJ at Ely Golf Club: Maxine & Graham

As a DJ, there’s nothing quite like a “Retro” wedding. The sounds and lights of yesteryear, guests enjoying the evening, and the sense of occasion that goes with all weddings.

Maxine and Graham’s evening reception was actually an “after-party” as happens a lot lately. They’d done the deed and got married several weeks before the party and used the evening as a very relaxed and informal party.

I like these types of wedding receptions a LOT! Especially when they’re in one of my favourite local venues.

What do I mean by "Retro"?

Maxine and Grahams evening reception at Ely Golf Club

Behold, the Retro Roadshow. A genuine disco lighting system as used in the 1980’s and early 1990’s . There are no computers or LED chips controlling this thing!

Seeing the playlist Maxine had started building on my online planning portal, I offered her and Graham the opportunity of the Retro setup and the decision was made.

The evening saw a full dance floor for the duration, with hits mainly from the 80s as requested, mixed in with some more modern tunage for the younger guests. All in all, a damned good night!

Some photos of the action

For some reason, I didn’t actually take that many photos (not like me). Hopefully those below give a flavour of how the evening went though

And so to the playlist

This was favourite kind of evening. A mixture of pre-requested music (but not too much), my own choices and guest requests as well.

Here’s what was played on the night

  • Celebration – Kool & the Gang
  • Never Too Much -Luther Vandross
  • Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
  • Good Times – Chic
  • Love Come Down – Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – SGT Slick
  • Tragedy – Steps
  • September – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Don’t You Want Me – Human League
  • Whatever You Want – Status Quo
  • Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  • Man! I Feel Like A Woman! -Shania Twain
  • Dancing Queen – ABBA
  • I’m In The Mood For Dancing – The Nolans
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • I’m a Believer – The Monkees
  • Love Action (I Believe In Love) – Human League
  • Super Trouper – Abba
  • The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & the News
  • I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  • You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
  • I Can’t Help Myself – The Four Tops
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
  • Last Night A DJ Saved My Life – Indeep
  • Hold On, We’re Going Home –  Drake
  • Chasing Highs – ALMA
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher Feat. Pitbull
  • Promises – Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
  • We Found Love  – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
  • Starships – Nicki Minaj
  • Toca’s Miracle – Coco Star
  • Insomnia – Faithless
  • 9pm (Till I Come) – ATB
  • Sandstorm – Darude
  • Don’t You Want Me – Felix
  • Infinity – Guru Josh
  • Touch Me – Rui Da Silva feat. Cassandra
  • Cuba – Gibson Brothers
  • Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Summer Of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  • Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  • Welcome To New York – Taylor Swift
  • Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
  • Is There Something I Should Know – Duran Duran
  • You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – Dead Or Alive
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way – Communards With Sarah-Jane Morris
  • I Think We’re Alone Now -Tiffany
  • Love Shack – The B-52’s
  • Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  • Fantastic Day – Haircut 100
  • The Word Girl – Scritti Politti
  • Girls on Film – Duran Duran
  • Temptation – Heaven 17
  • Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
  • Need You Tonight – INXS
  • Everybody Get Up – Five
  • Bad Blood – Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • Love On Top – Beyonce
  • What Lovers Do – Maroon 5 ft SZA
  • Skate – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic
  •  Stay The Night  – Sigala x Talia Mar
  • Sweet Caroline  – DJ Ötzi


Are YOU celebrating a special occasion at Ely Golf Club?

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