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50th Birthday with more than a hint of 80’s tunes

50th Birthday party – Thanks for coming to my blog it was written to help give you a feel for the kind of service I supply at the varied parties and events I DJ at. You can also go to my DJ hire home page if you want for even more information on the range of services I provide or to Hire a DJ below are a few examples of me DJing in a club in Shoreditch and playing a few well known 80’s tunes.

In this ever changing environment, I can also provide virtual events and help put the fun back into life. Or, a Private Dining experience with a private chef with music and lighting to match the theme of the food. I love to help people party whether its a small gathering in your house or something bigger, let me be part of the night and it will be an event to remember for all the right reasons. Should you wish, I can add some Old skool and 90’s tunes into the mix or even something more contempary.

Cruel summer 50th Birthday with more than a hint of 80’s tunes

Follow this link if you want more information on my 80’s parties 

Anyway, back to the event in hand, a 50th Birthday, with more than a hint of 80’s music……..I recently DJ’d at a 50th birthday party where the remit was to play 80s tunes with a few 90s along with some popular current tracks as well.

“I cannot thank you enough for Saturday Night. Everyone was so impressed with your service and performance. It truly was outstanding and I have already had so many comments on how good you were. People are saying it was one of the best nights of their lives.”

I love this kind of event as it is quite a challenge musically especially if there is a varied age group. Have a look at the playlist below to see the tracks I finally played on the night, and also at my other blogs to see how varied the music is so as to help achieve the goals of the event.

Should you decide to book me for your party, I will work with you to help you get the night you want. My experience and connections mean I can put you in contact with all sorts of suppliers and I can also advise on any ideas you may have to make your party just that little bit more memorable.

“Thank you so much for all you did. You made sure we had a full dance floor all night and everyone loved the music you played. It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we would not hesitate contacting you again in the future.” 

Up until I played Vogue by Madonna the guests were arriving and eating a light buffet, so I kept the tempo of the music down. Having grown up with a mixture of classic 80’s and chart and club tunes as the backdrop to my teenage years I really enjoy these parties. Having grown up with this music its been great to DJ with some of the stars of that era like Rusty Egan from Visage, Steve Norman the sax player in Spandau Ballet and Jazzy B from Soul 11 Soul and more recent artists such as Groove Armada, DJ Fresh and DJ Luck and MC Neat. I also get booked to play in places such as Ibiza

This is an example of an 80’s mix I did for a Party on a beach in Zanzibar

Here are few examples of other nights I have played at. Each event had a different theme and consequently different music. Also of interest may be  a link to my 40th and 50th Birthday party page. Or maybe you would like some 90’s music as well? Or how about and 80’s themed Wedding?


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Blogs of 50th birthday parties and 80’s events – Please read these:

Surrey Pool Party

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Pool Party - I was asked to DJ at a rather cool Pool Party after the organiser had seen me play at some local clubs and bars. The brief was to start with a nice chilled set, building the tempo over 5 hours. I started at 16.00 and this video was taken just as it got dark and most people had got out of the pool. I was accompanied by two dancers and there was a CO2 Cannon helping things along........ It was so much fun to do, and the good news is they said they want me to

Hideaway – Surbiton Marina

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Hideaway - Surbiton Marina. I am lucky enough to be a resident DJ at Hideaway in Surbiton. This venue is all about a vibe of great food, staff, location, music and of course its customers. The perfect hangout for a bite to eat, afternoon libations & late night liaisons. Hideaway is a riverside restaurant that has 50 covers and an amazing terrace overlooking the River Thames. Our outdoor seating works on a first come first served basis. Playing twice a month, once on a Friday evening and once for Sunday Brunch, I get to select some very chilled tunes

What a difference a year makes

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What a difference a year makes. From the stop start and uncertainty of last year with the disappointing  ens at Christmas, to the fun and freedom of this one. I have played at so many amazing  venues this year, and been involved with some brilliant weddings both in the UK and abroad. Here are a few videos and pictures of just some of the highlights, it really is so good to be back playing at some amazing venues all over Europe. From 80's and 90's nights to Hen Parties in Ibiza Villa's; corporate events for well known brands

James Bond Party

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James Bond Party - Always a great theme and lots of choice for dressing up glam. The theme was enhanced with the use of graphics that I created using Resolume Wire and played back via Resolume Avenue. (Whatever the theme of your party, I can create a video limited only by our imagination) In the other room roulette tablets and black jack entertained the guests along with cocktails "shaken but not stirred"     Tunes to set the mood at a James Bond Party Title Artist James Bond Theme (From "Dr. No.") The John Barry Orchestra No Time To

Sky Glass soft product launch

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Sky Glass is a custom-designed 4K TV that streams live television, on-demand boxsets and streaming apps over your broadband connection. Its one of the biggest consumer products that has come to market for a while and I was asked to DJ at the soft product launch. (This is the party where Sky glass thanks the contributors to the creation of the product, be they Sky employee's or external suppliers. Either way it was a big deal with 300 people with varied musical tastes to entertain. The event was held in Aures under Waterloo station. Aures is a London-based event

Halloween Wedding

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Halloween Wedding - I new this wedding was going to be a bit different when the groom gave me the date...... He was very insistent that this was not going to be an ordinary affair, my wife will be all in black he said. (you can see her dancing on the stage in front of me in one of the videos below) It may have been very different, but it was a lot of fun. As the groom wrote to me afterwards Thanks so much Paul it was awesome! Great to see loads of people dancing to some of

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As a full time DJ, I am also available for mid-week corporate events

“Thank you so much for everything you did. We had an amazing time and we had so many great comments about you”

If you would like, I can provide 80’s style graphics and VJ onto a wall…

Here is a video of them dancing to Uptown Funk later in the evening.

Here is the play list from the evening, as you can see, plenty of eighties tunes…

Fiftieth birthday Playlist

I Just Wanna Be Loved (Magic Man Remix) Culture Club
The More I See You Chris Montez
I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
Helen Reddy – 20 – Angie Baby
Free Me Joss Stone
Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole
Golden Brown Stranglers, the
I Get The Sweetest Feeling Jackie Wilson
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves Cher
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
Colin Blunstone – 22 – PLAY PLAY Say You Don’t Mind
Son Of A Preacher Man Dusty SpringField
Tell Her About It Billy Joel
Emotiones Samantha Sang
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Remastered Version) Roberta Flack
Hang On In There Baby Johnny Bristol
You Can’t Hurry Love Diana Ross And The Supremes
Hang On In There Baby Johnny Bristol
Spyro Gyra – 14 – Morning Dance
Marshall Hain – 11 – Dancing In The City
Sad Sweet Dreamer Sweet Sensation
Give Me The Night Randy Crawford
Wild World (Long And Saxy) Maxi Priest
Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime The Korgis
Orinoco Flow PLAY Enya
Everything I Own PLAY (Extended P W Boy George
Blue Monday Flunk
04 – CRAZY FYC jazz
If You Let Me Stay (12” Mix) Terence Trent D’Arby
The Sun And The Rain Madness
Shout Tears For Fears
TRUE Spandau Ballet
Enola Gay OMD
Mad World Tears For Fears
Hot In The City (1988 Remix) Billy Idol
The Bottle Gil Scott Heron
Tainted Love PLAY Grandmagneto
Don’t Turn Around (12” Mix) Aswad
Enjoy The Silence Depeche Mode
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face (Full Length Version)
Driving Away From Home PLAY PLAY (Wicked Weather For Walking) It’s Immaterial
Material Girl (Madonna) Cassandra Beck
My Girl Madness
99 Luftballons Nena
Kajagoogoo Too Shy (Midnight Mix)
The Model Kraftwerk
Everything I Own PLAY (Extended P W Boy George
Ain’t Nobody [Remix]/Remix Chaka Khan
Vogue Madonna
Sweet Dreams Eurythmics
Club Tropicana Wham!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Happy (from Despicable Me 2) Pharrell Williams
Blurred Lines PLAY PLAY [feat. T.I., Pharrell] Robin Thicke
Uptown Funk
Dance The Night Away PLAY The Mavericks
Into The Groove (Album Version Madonna
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Wham!
Relight My Fire Take That
Reach S Club 7
Hey Baby DJ Otzi
La Bamba Los Lobos
Ride On Time Black Box
Push It Salt-N-Pepa
Mr. Brightside The Killers
Monster The Automatic
Happy Birthday THIS ONE The Goanna Gang
Treasure [Clean] Bruno Mars
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
I’m So Excited The Pointer Sisters
Crazy In Love Beyonce feat. Jay Z
Hips Don’t Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean) Shakira; featuring Wyclef Jean
Twist And Shout Chaka Demus & Pliers
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Marco Carola Edit)
Blue Monday New Order
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Small Town Boy (Extended Mix) Bronski Beat
Echo Beach Martha And The Muffins
Baggy Trousers Madness
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton

If you want more 80’s tunes have a look at my 80’s party blog where you will find some more play lists. Or better still book me to play for you.

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