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Blog - Eastwell Park Boat House

Posted: Monday 5th September 2016 By: Andrew Broughton | Read Time = 3 mins Views: 5848

On Saturday it was a first for me, playing at the Eastwell Park Boat House. As the name suggests, this venue is located next to a lake with stunning views.

I was setup downstairs in the function room and to make it easier I setup in the morning.

I left setting up my lights until the evening as this is a quick and easy job for me to do, while I'm playing some background music to warm the guests up.

The venue has been well laid out, with guests arriving in the upstairs room where the wedding ceremony takes place. The handy part is that this is level with the car park with an access via a ramp onto the balcony. Then it's downstairs into the reception room.

I'd been briefed in advance that the guests would mainly be older and this was reflected in the variety of music played with a few requests thrown in, as you can see by looking through the full tracklisting:

• The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
• Aha - Take On Me
• Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
• Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
• Original Juniors - At The Hop
• Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas
• Dire Straits - Twisting By The Pool
• Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
• ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
• Gloria Gaynor - I Wiil Survive
• Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
• Abba - Waterloo
• Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
• Nolans - I'm In The Mood For Dancing
• Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
• Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation
• The Four Tops - Loco In Acapulco
• Abba - Take A Chance On Me
• Michael Jackson - Black Or White (Single Edit)
• Michael Jackson - Thriller
• Monkees - I'm A Believer
• Lipps Inc - Funkytown
• Bee Gees - Night Fever
• ABBA - Dancing Queen
• Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
• Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
• Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
• Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
• Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
• Chris Montez - Let's Dance
• The Beatles - Twist And Shout
First Dance: Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler - This Is Us
• Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
• Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It
• Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling!
• DNCE - Cake By The Ocean
• Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
• Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
• Chaka Khan ft Rufus - Ain't Nobody
• Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
• Sister Sledge - We Are Family
• Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
• Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
• Kylie Minogue - The Loco-motion
• Lionel Richie - Dancing On The Ceiling
• Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
• Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
• Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark
• Bryan Adams - Summer Of '69
• Kool And The Gang - Celebration
• Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
• The Human League - Don't You Want Me
• Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
• Commitments - Mustang Sally
• Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
• Mud - Tiger Feet
• Madness - Baggy Trousers
Last Dance: Frank Sinatra - New York New York
• Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
• Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

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