[Dixielandjazz] The union question and weddings
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Tue Nov 6 15:02:10 PST 2007
I have played OKOM at a lot of weddings and I agree with you about
DJs - but the one time I did "Spin a Wedding" for a good friend it
was a bit of a challenge. The bride liked alternative/new wave rock
and soul/funk, the groom liked salsa, he was from a jewish family so
I had to have some klezmer, but his stepmother was from India so I
had some traditional bangra. A lot of the attendees liked alternative
county rock, and there were a bunch of Santa Cruz hippies so I had to
have some 60's/70's rock.
I ended up bringing several boxes of records and a very musically
hip 10 year-old helped me pick out tracks.
I gave up DJing after that...
On Nov 6, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Rob Wright wrote:
> I have to say, in most cases a DJ is a better choice for a wedding
> than a
> band. Few bands have the flexibility and repertoir to please such
> a diverse
> group. Today's weddings often require everything from rap and hip-
> hop to
> big band. Personally, I don't like to do weddings because unhappy
> are no fun.
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