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50th Birthday Party At Nero’s

Classic Rock, Yacht Rock & Jersey Rock

I had the great pleasure of DJing a 50th Birthday party for a good friend at Nero’s in Livingston, NJ. The birthday boy reserved a private room, and we set up our compact system in the corner.

The birthday boy had a great time!

#50thBirthday The Birthday Boy is happy! #mobiledj

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Best Song I Didn’t Play

The birthday boy’s brother-in-law requested We Are The Nowtones by Blotto. We listened to it through the headphones and smiled quietly to ourselves. Hope you do too!

50th Birthday Party at Nero’s Playlist

Van Morrison – Wavelength – Remastered
The English Beat – Save It For Later
Taj Mahal – Statesboro Blues
Bruce Springsteen – Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) – Live
The Who – Another Tricky Day
Ben Folds – Rockin’ the Suburbs
Weezer – The Good Life
Elton John – Take Me To The Pilot – UK-Release Mix
Grateful Dead – Touch Of Grey
Donovan – Sunshine Superman
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lucky Man
Sting – One World (Not Three) / Love Is The Seventh Wave – Live In Paris
Buddy Holly – Learning The Game – Undubbed Version
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Talking Heads – Take Me To The River – 2005 Remastered Version
The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated – Remastered
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now – Remastered 2011
Bruce Springsteen – Growin’ Up
The B-52’s – Rock Lobster
Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You – Remastered
Gerry Rafferty – Right Down The Line
Ace – How Long
Toto – Africa
Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good
Kenny Loggins and Stevie Nicks – Whenever I Call You “Friend”
Heart – Magic Man
Madonna – Borderline
John Lee Hooker – The Healer
Van Morrison – Medley: Lonely Avenue / Be-Bop-A-Lula / 4 O’Clock In the Morning (Try for Sleep) / Family Affair / You Give Me Nothing but the Blues / When Will I Become a Man? / Sooner or Later / Down the Line – Live
Peter Frampton – Baby, I Love Your Way – Live
The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood – Dear Mr. Fantasy – Live From Madison Square Garden
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Midnight in Harlem
Xavier Cugat – The Jewish Wedding Song
Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins – Show You the Way
The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays
Electric Light Orchestra – Don’t Bring Me Down
The Beatles – Birthday – Remastered
Golden Earring – Radar Love
Bruce Springsteen – Sherry Darling
Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes – Havin’ A Party – Live
John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band – On The Dark Side
Blues Traveler – Run-Around
Spin Doctors – Two Princes
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime – 2005 Remastered Version
Grateful Dead – Shakedown Street
The Blues Brothers – Theme From Rawhide

DJ’s Point of View

Community Arts Center Wedding

So much fun!

Here’s the highlight reel:

Here’s what the groom had to say after the wedding:

In a few words, Adam is the MAN. Such a great personality, excellent taste in music and wonderful to work with.

He was very proactive in our wedding planning (directly communicating with the wedding party, providing the evening agenda for our other vendors, simple yet effective forms for our music/timeline organization, etc.) He really helped us along in all aspects of the wedding planning.

His slogan says it all “I’ll listen to you and play the music you love”. We truly personalized our wedding through a collective effort in making our playlists for the cocktail and dinner hours and then left the dance party in his hands – and boy did he deliver.

He loves what he does and that really shines through when he’s manning that DJ booth. Highly recommended for any occasion. I’ll definitely stay in touch with him; I loved talking music together.

Book this man!

The love is mutual, and we’re still in touch!

#AllCorrect at the Community Arts Center #weddingdj

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The ceremony was outside near the castle.

Here’s a DJ’s-eye-view. We set up off to the side, so you couldn’t see us, or the speakers. We set up a wireless microphone on a stand for the officiant, and a conductor’s stand for his notes.

Cocktail Hour at the Community Arts Center Wedding

The cocktail hour was also outside, a little closer to the building. We had additional speakers set us so we were able to play continuously from the pre-ceremony through the end of the cocktail hour.

Listen to the Cocktail Hour Mix


Click here for the liner notes.

The First Dance

Wedding Vendors

Venue: Community Arts Center

A gorgeous venue! There’s a garden with a Rapunzel Tower outside, and an art gallery on the inside. It’s a fairy-tale setting. Find out more on their website.

Catereing: Jeffrey A. Miller

Actually, the caterer on site if you choose this location is Craig Zeserman. He’s a pleasure to work with – a real pro! More info on their website.

Photography: JPG Photography

We were lucky enough to work with Stacey Moore. You can see more of her gorgeous photography and find booking information on their website.

The Music from the Community Arts Center Wedding

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Full Playlist

Some of the songs aren’t available on Spotify. See the full playlist at Serato.

Pre Procession

These unique tracks were individually selected by the groom:

  • Jon Brion – Phone Call (Eternal Sunshine Soundtrack)
  • Bibio – Lover’s Carvings (First 1:25)
  • Black Sabbath – Fluff
  • Eric Clapton – The Girl In Pith Helmet
  • Yes – Mood For A Day

Special Songs

Wedding Party Procession:
King Crimson – Improv: Daniel Dust

I actually bought it on a discy disc!

There’s no way to buy a digital copy of this rare King Crimson live track. But it was for an important moment, the wedding procession. I bought it on a disc, because I want to make sure that it plays perfectly.

Does anyone remember how to get the wrapper off these things? #KingCrimson #WeddingDJ

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Bride Procession:
The Vitamin String Quartet – Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)

Wedding Recession:
Frank Zappa Happy Together (From Live At Fillmore Album)

Wedding Party Entrance:
Lyle Workman/Bootsy Collins Super What?

From the Superbad soundtrack. McLovin’!

Bride and Groom Entrance:
Beer Tone – You’re The Best Around

From The Karate Kid!