Russ and Clem Curtis

A Wedding on a Wednesday

Not had time to blog for a while so in the quiet before the storm of the new year I’d thought I’d tell you about a wedding I had in December now I have had a couple of weddings in December both noteworthy so I thought I start with this one.

I’ve mentioned this before a mid-week wedding well this one was a little different from the normal.

On the 12/12/12 I DJ’d for a lovely couple Dave and Jackie Ward. As they sat quite early for their wedding breakfast, they had booked casino tables from 5:30 to 7:30 for their guest to enjoy as normal there was a prize for the most won for both male and female and of course the wooden spoon for the fastest lose on the tables.

Russ and Clem Curtis

Then there was a little background music from yours truly and then on with the main event in this case it was a live act in the form of Clem Curtis.

Most of you will know Clem’s music as it is currently a favourite with a lot of DJ’s when breaking out the party set. Clem is the lead singer of The Foundations with two number ones to their name with “Baby now that I’ve found you” and of course the DJ’s favourite “Build Me Up Buttercup” it was truly a great experience to hear the live vocal version with his son backing him as well.

What was presented on the night was truly great entertainment with a female vocalist belting out such tracks as ”Young Hearts Run Free” and “Ain’t Nobody”, another great male vocalist paying tribute to greats such as Luther Van Dross, George Benson and Stevie Wonder and Clem brought it altogether with his hits and other such brilliant track as “You’re My First My Last My Everything” and a reggae set in the
Unlike some acts who stay very separate from their audience these singers where in the middle of the dance floor and getting the audience to sing along.. indeed even I was encouraged to sing backing for a couple of numbers. There are entertainers and there are ENTERTAINERS and Clem and his singers knew how to WOW the crowd.middle to pack the dance floor to the rafters.

Now the purest among you will scream Karaoke singers and whilst yes its true they were using backing tracks this didn’t detract from the fact that these “guys” knew how to work an audience and shared their love of the music with all of us.

It was a privilege to see the man work and for those of you who are interested Clem Curtis and Co are available for selected dates you will need to contact this team directly via the web site ( and as one last note Clem is not frightened to tell you he is 72 with a brilliant voice.. a great night a great crowd and a fantastic performer.

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