Thursday, June 7, 2012

6/2/12 Liz & Chris

It did not take guests long to get from Heinz Chapel to the PAA where they enjoyed Cocktails and Appetizers,  a photo booth and me playing Irish and Italian music on the Violin.
The beautiful ballroom was the setting for a sumptuous dinner and the lively group danced all night until the club yelled stop.  Another pleasant and enthusiastic group.

Introduction Music:  "Soul Bossa Nova" by Quincy Jones
Cake Cutting: "The Sweetest Thing" U2
Bride and Groom Dance: "Fly Me To The Moon"  Frank Sinatra
Bride And Her Dad: "You Are So Beautiful"  Joe Cocker
Grom and his Mom: "What A Wonderful World"
Last Song: "Wonderful Tonight"  Eric Clapton

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

5/31/12 Grand Opening Howard Hanna Real Estate Hampton Office

It was like old times playing for the Hanna's again as they opened the new state-of-the-art Howard Hanna Real Estate office on Route 8 in Hampton Twp. Office Manager Tom Ceponis was all smiles as Hoddy, Helen and Annie Hanna were all there to lend their support.

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5/30/12 National Senior Fitness Day

The residents of Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon were moving and grooving to me playing DJ music group dances like "YMCA", "The Twist" and "The Chicken Dance".  A beautiful day to be outside and a good time was had by all.

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5/27/12 Ken & Abbey

It's not often I get to perform for a helicopter gunship captain and Air Force gymnast but Ken and Abbey and their crews turned out to be the best dancing bunch of the year so far.  St. Nick's Cathedral Hall in Oakland was sparkling as the Wedding Party entered through the saber arch formed by their Air Force mates.  Great families, great friends, and great young people serving their country. Another first - they asked me to play the Violin along with their Wedding Dance of "Marry Me" by Martina McBride and Pat Monahan of Train. Plus it's always fun work with John and john from Moods Image Photography and Video.
Music highlights:
Introduction Music : "Love Shack"; "Let's Get It Started"; "Walking In Pittsburgh"; "Bring 'em Out"; "Don't Stop Believin"; "Dynamite"; "Beautiful Day".
Bride And Groom Dance: "Marry Me"  by Martina McBride and Pat Monahan of Train with live violin accompaniment
First Violin Request "What A Wonderful World"
Wedding Party Dance: "Then" by Brad Paisley
Bride and her Dad: "Beauty And The Beast"  live violin
Groom and his Mom: "Find Your Wings" by Mark Harris
Bouquet Toss: "Single Ladies"
Garter Removal and Toss: "Danger Zone"
Longest Married Couple Dance: "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
Last Song: "God Bless The USA" by Lee Greenwood
Most Fun Moment: "Hot, Hot Hot" Guys vs. Girls Conga line where nearly every single person jumped in line

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5/26/12 Fiddlemania Trio at Market District Pine Twp.

With Jay Hitt on Guitar and Nate Goodrich doubling me on fiddle we wailed away on "Orange Blossom Special", "Rocky Top", "Devils Dream", Irish fiddle tunes and more at the Giant Eagle Market District Pine Township store.  Thanks to Kim Alexander at Big Day Entertainment for putting is in there.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

5/26/12 Tom & Stephanie

The Twentieth Century Club in Oakland was the site of a 21st Century style party as Tom and Stephanie exchanged their vows and let the party begin.  Cocktails were in the classic ballroom enhanced by DJ background music of their choosing featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat Cole, and Frank Sinatra.  From there we moved to the Dining room for Dinner for an elegant meal before heading back to the ballroom for dancing the night away.
Music highlights:  Violin and Cello Duo for Ceremony
Mom's Entrance: "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi
Bridesmaids and Bride's entrance: "Jesu, Joy Of Mans Desiring" by Bach
Recessional:"Hornpipe" from "Watermusik" by Handel
Introduction music: "Feels So Close" by Calvin Harris
First Violin Request: "You Belong To Me"
Cake Cutting: "Alouette" (the Target commercial)
First Dance: "The Gambler" by Fun
Groom and his Mom: "I Wanna Be Free" by The Monkees
Bride and her Dad: "Endless Love"

Last Song: "This Will Be Our Year"
Highlight:  Tom's Dad played a polka on the accordion by request from Stephanie's Mom.

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