Gareth’s 70th birthday Party, Petworth, 6th July 2018

Gareth’s 70th birthday party

A few weeks ago, Mary got in touch to ask if I would be able to play a few selections of music for her husbands 70th birthday party.  Mary didn’t want a DJ who only plays their own music, or has excessive amounts of equipment.

Having chatted for a while, Mary booked me, and I asked her to suggest the music they love to dance to, and what they don’t like. On the day, I set up my Bose L1 sound system inside the house, together with 4 uplighters which provided plenty of subtle lighting.  I also provided a second Bose L1 for the garden the initial brilliantly relaxed garden party.  This was followed by dancing inside the house later when the temperature dropped!  Yes, we have had an awesome summer for the last few weeks, with 26 – 32 degrees c, and brilliant sunshine!

Dear Brian,
I’m so sorry that this is such a late email to say a big ‘ thank you ‘ to you for your kind help with the music on Friday night! It all went very well thank you and we have had lots of feedback from our guests to say that they had a lovely time. It was a great pleasure meeting you and it was lovely having your company and your skills providing the professional flow of the music. Music is such an important part of a party and even though guests didn’t partake in dancing as much as I had hoped,they certainly enjoyed the music and your skills of bringing everything together was certainly noted. Thank you too for not just the music, but also for making the announcements and generally guiding the flow of the party.
We were very impressed with your set up thank you. Your lights were amazing and certainly created a lovely atmosphere for the party. I wasn’t actually expecting anything quite so sophisticated, so again very many thanks for all your time spent setting it up. I would also like to thank you for your generosity in offering to play up to 1am if required. This was really very kind of you and much appreciated.

We all had a lovely time thank you and it certainly wouldn’t have been so successful without your help. We hope that you enjoyed it too and that you had a good journey back and that your event on Saturday went well.

Again, I am so sorry that I am late with my response to say thank you. I don’t know what happened to Saturday! ! My husband and I went to bed at Dawn and then I was up again just a few hours later to water the garden! We were out all day on Sunday, and to be honest with you after doing all the ‘must dos’ in respect of clearing up, I have only just found my feet today!

Once again, many many thanks for doing a great job, playing my playlist and for making it a great party.

With best wishes and many thanks,


This is what I played on the night:

  • When Cool Was King (Continuous Mix 1) Various Artists
  • When Cool Was King (Continuous Mix 2) Various Artists
  • Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
  • The Boys Of Summer Don Henley
  • Ruby Kaiser Chiefs
  • (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher Jackie Wilson
  • Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers
  • Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
  • Shotgun George Ezra
  • Learning to Fly Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Loco In Acapulco The Four Tops
  • Under The Boardwalk The Drifters
  • Sit Down James
  • I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) The Four Tops
  • Jimmy Mack Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
  • Friday I’m In Love The Cure
  • Island Girl Elton John
  • Alright Supergrass
  • Crocodile Rock Elton John
  • River Deep Mountain High Tina Turner
  • Judy In Disguise John Fred And His Playboy Band
  • End of the Line The Traveling Wilburys
  • Red Sky Status Quo
  • Walk Of Life Dire Straits
  • You’re the Inspiration Chicago
  • Got To Give It Up (Part 1) Marvin Gaye
  • Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang
  • I’m Your Boogie Man KC and the Sunshine Band
  • Stuff Like That Quincy Jones
  • Doin’ It To Death The JB’s
  • Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder
  • Blame it on the boogie The Jacksons
  • Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners
  • Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees
  • Jive Talkin’ Bee Gees
  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ Scissor Sisters
  • Upside Down Diana Ross
  • Rock The Boat Hues Corporation
  • Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
  • Money’s Too Tight to Mention Simply Red
  • A Little Respect Erasure
  • Everything She Wants (12″ Mix) Wham!
  • Uptown Funk Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  • Get lucky – DJ Beats Daft Punk
  • Rockin’ All Over the World Status Quo
  • Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones
  • You’re My Best Friend Queen
  • Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean
  • True Blue Madonna
  • I wanna dance with somebody who loves me Whitney Houston
  • Billie Jean Michael Jackson
  • Last train to London Electric Light Orchestra
  • Celebration Kool & The Gang
  • Love Train The O’Jays
  • Working My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners
  • Knock Three Times Dawn
  • Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
  • You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees
  • Man I feel like a woman Shania Twain
  • Give It Up KC & the Sunshine Band
  • I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
  • Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
  • Disco inferno The Trammps
  • Disco Inferno The Trammps
  • Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner
  • Red Light Spells Danger Billy Ocean
  • Tiger Feet Mud
  • Some Girls Racey
  • You’re the First, the Last, My Everything Barry White
  • All Over The World Electric Light Orchestra
  • Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra

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