[Dixielandjazz] The union question and weddings

David Richoux 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...

Dave Richoux
On Nov 6, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Rob Wright wrote:

> snip

> 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  
> brides
> are no fun.

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