Archives for February 2012

Wedding DJs with a Difference

Corner Brook, Newfoundland has many wedding DJs serving the local area competing for the same gigs throughout the year.

Does that mean all wedding DJs are created the same or is there a difference?

Weddings are a special time for couples.  There’s many details to keep in mind and it can get overwhelming.  When it comes to entertainment many couples often struggle with how to entertain their guests especially when there’s a drastic difference in the ages of those who will be in attendance.

How do you entertain a 90 year old grandmother and please the 20 somethings?

This is where your wedding DJ’s experience comes to play.  Having a broad understanding of the different genres of music, knowing what the different age groups like and having the knowhow to mix and match the songs to keep the people on the floor is as important as having all the decorations in place.

TheDJs.ca are experienced wedding DJs in the Corner Brook, Newfoundland and surrounding areas.  They are wedding DJs that take the time to meet with couples when requested, have a diverse background in both old and new music, and have a proven track record at catering to the crowd.  However, having the right wedding DJ goes a little beyond that.

How do you deal with the one or two guests that want something off the beaten path or with those times when no one seems to want to dance?

While it is impossible to cater to every music taste or to please everyone in attendance, it is important to strike a balance.  Having the right mixture of old and new music that crosses genres is important.  As is having a few fan favourites that are likely to please the masses at any wedding.

Keep in mind, having a DJ that will take request can make or break a party!  Take time to get to know your DJs, ask them questions, ensure they take suggestions and get to know the type of crowd you have invited.

When it comes to TheDJs.ca in the Corner Brook and surrounding area, they are the wedding DJs that go that extra mile.

 

Corner Brook’s DJ Music – Most Requested Newfoundland Songs (January 2012)

Newfoundland music is often a favourite at any wedding held around Corner Brook.  There’s always a tune or two to get the toes tapping and the people on the floor regardless of teh age.

Some of the older Newfoundland music such as Eddie Coffey’s – Grey Foggy Day and Simani’s – A Rose in Her Hair will get the older couples up, scuffing around the floor but you can liven the place up with a foot stompin’ jig from Bugg’s Green – Barney’s Reel.

Corner Brook’s most requested Newfoundland songs as seen by the professional DJ service TheDJs.ca during the month of January 2012 are shown below.

  1. Heave Away – The Fables
  2. Grey Foggy Day – Eddie Coffey
  3. There’s Gonna Be A Time Tonight – Ray Lake
  4. St. John’s – The Fables
  5. The Night That Paddy Murphy Died – Great Big Sea
  6. Barney’s Reel – Buggs Greene
  7. Newfie Stomp – Derek Pilgrim
  8. Up She Rises – Bob Porter
  9. Music and Friends – Simani
  10. Rose in Her Hair – Simani

To have a listen to the top Newfoundland song as played by the Corner Brook DJs – TheDJs.ca, click the video below.

Favourite Newfoundland Music

Since TheDJs.ca have been DJing (over 10 years), there have been very few venues and events around Corner Brook, Newfoundland where someone hasn’t stopped up and asked for a Newfoundland song.  Newfoundland music is popular throughout the area and and any good DJ should have some of the fan favourites in their playlist ready to go at a moments notice.

When there’s a mixed group of people attending an event, playing Eddie Coffey’s “Grey Foggy Day” is sure to pack the floor with the older couples.  You will even see some of the younger ones on the floor, enjoying this Newfoundland two-step that has a playing time of just over five minutes.

For those DJing with a younger crowd, you can never fail with Great Big Sea’s “The Night Paddy Murphy Died”, The Fables “Heave Away” or Ray Lake’s “There’s Gonna Be a Time Tonight”.  These up-beat songs are sure to get all ages on the floor and are proven crowd pleasers that any DJ should have.

It is also important that a professional DJ have a great Newfoundland jig at their ready.  One of the favourites around Corner Brook is Buggs Greene’s “Barney’s Reel”.  It has never failed TheDJs.ca as one to get the toes tapping and the people moving.

While some event organizers will ask you to not play Newfoundland music, most professional DJs find they are asked at sometime throughout the night as the alcohol flows freely to pop on a local favourite.

Being prepared is what separates a good DJ from a great DJ.