Wendy and Neil booked me a few months previously for their Wedding party to be held at the Surbiton town sports club,which is situated at the top of a drive leading up form opposite Hogsmill Carvery and looking down on to the Surbiton Go kart race track.
They sent me an organised play list with four sections;60's,70's,80's and 90's and above.We arrived at approximately 6pm in order to start the background music for 7pm,a warm evening and the eighty or so guests were mainly enjoying a drink outside on the terrace.I played a few of the happy couples slower tunes then decided to open the 'Summer Box' and played Atlantic Starr-Every ones got summer,Lonyo-Summer of love,Dario-Sunchyne,Bill Withers-Lovely Day,Central Line-Walking into sunshine,after the light started to dim most of the guests drifted in to chat and a few started to dance to some of the last of my summer songs with Rockers Revenge Walking on sunshine and Heatwave by the brilliant Martha Reeeves and the Vandellas which were both on the play list.
Some of the other songs that went down well were;
September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Freak Out - Chic
Blame it on the boogie - Jackson 5
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond (one of the last songs)
You to me are everything - The Real Thing
Night Fever - Bee Gees
Knock on Wood - Ami Stewart
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Let’s go dancin’ - Kool and the gang
Disco inferno - The Trammps
Good Times - Chic
I love music - The O’Jay
You should be dancin’ - Bee Gees
Criticise - Alexander O’Neil
Car Wash- Rose Royce
Never too much - Luther Vandross
Don’t stop till you get enough - Michael Jackson
This time I know it’s for real - Donna Summer
We are family - Sister Sledge
I feel for you - Chaka Khan
Let’s hear it for the boy - Denise Williams
Rhythm of the night- Debarge,Los Del Rio-Macarena and the Cha cha slide.
Towards the end part of the evening a few sixties tracks were played with two of Neil and Wendy's favourite's Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite and Bobby Vee's classic-The night has a thousand eyes,because the venue was in a residential area the management had told me the last song had to end by midnight.This had to be kept to so the last fifteen minutes i squeezed in the Foundations-Build me up Buttercup,Fatback Band-I found Lovin',Monkees-Daydream Beleiver and a classic sing a long from Neil Diamond with Sweet Caroline.