January 18, 2018

Photo by Irwin Photography

In 20 years of playing music for weddings, we've seen a lot of brides dance with their dads and grooms dance with their moms. One thing it didn't take us long to realize is there are a lot more Bride-father songs than there are Groom-mother songs. But that's ok. Dancing with one's mother has almost always been a tricky proposition. But people, in general,...

January 30, 2014

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ recognizes the top 5 percent of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network throughout the United States and Canada that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ are awarded solely...

January 29, 2014

Disco Royale will be IN THE HOUSE (or, in this case, The Lodge) to provide music and MC the Wedding Reception of Kristen Tordillos and Keith Mowell on October 4, 2014 at Kiana Lodge on Agate Pass. This marks the 7th time we have provided music and sound at Kiana, and we couldn't be happier or more excited. Looking forward to seeing the Tordillos family once again, and meeting The...

January 28, 2014

Dance Music was the toast of the planet at last night’s 56th annual Grammy Awards as French duo Daft Punk won both Record of The Year (Get Lucky) and Album of The Year (Random Access Memories), silencing the “Disco Sucks!” crowd for at least a fortnight… Hey, we knew you could do it, guys… Congrats to Daft Punk!

May 3, 2013

Cocktail music? Is it really that necessary? Well, if you want your party to swing, the answer is “yes, absolutely!” The art of cocktail music is as critical to the success of a party or reception as the skills of the mixologists who are mixing the cocktails. The musical mix at cocktail hour must provide the right balance to achieve the desired results: Exuberant without being too...

February 12, 2013

Pam and Claudia were married at exactly 12:01 a.m. on December 9th, 2012, the first minute that same-sex couples could legally wed in the state of Washington. So, besides this being a beautiful, heartwarming video, it is also a piece of history.

The wedding date of December 8th had been planned months ahead, even before the people of our fair state voted (on November 3) in favor of...

December 13, 2012

Photo by Libby Lewis

1. In your area of the wedding day, where do you find the planned timing is most critical? Where is it most commonly off? Any parts of the day where scheduling is needed but usually lacking?

Ceremony music is the most critical as there is a fixed window of opportunity when the wedding party is walking up, so the music needs to sync perfectly in the allotted time...

April 19, 2012

Photo by Libby Lewis

The term “read the crowd” is one that gets thrown around quite a bit in the DJ world. But what does it mean, exactly? Unfortunately, all too often, it means whatever the DJ wants it to mean. In otherwords, as we’ve all seen, an inexperienced or arrogant DJ reads into the crowd, deciding what he thinks the crowd wants to hear, and then delivering what he thinks...

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