Wonderful DJ! posted 2014-11-08 on The Knot by Stephen & Victoria Bannon
“Let me preface by saying my husband was very particular about who was going to do our music. He is a big music fan and wanted to make sure all guests there would feel represented and the urge to dance! So needless to say, he’s a tough critic, and we both give Windy City Hitman 5 stars!
We met with Gary beforehand and gave him a list we had worked on with “must play” and “do not play” songs. Our must place list was all played during the day (and there was approx 60 songs on there). Also, we asked no requests to be taken. Whenever guests requested songs, he told them he couldn’t do it unless the bride or groom requested which was great! Gary was so flexible and helpful throughout the planning process and actual day.
More importantly than anything…the dance floor was NEVER empty! I don’t mean never had zero people on it…I mean it probably never went below 30 dancers out there (we had a wedding of 225). He was a complete professional but also had a great presence (but knew when to step back). Windy City Hitman is someone who really enjoys what he’s doing and it reflects in the product you receive. Can’t say enough about how pleased we were!”
Let’s face it with a totally packed dance floor all night long, Stephen & Victoria Bannon’s reception on November 1, 2014 at Old Orchard Country Club (http://www.oldorchardcc.com) was a total success. Simply stated, they picked out the right music and we kept them dancing!!! Everything was preplanned ahead. No guests requests were taken via request of Stephen & Victoria and none were needed because they knew their crowd. We read the crowd, played sets off their playlist and cut out the dead air time when mixing the tunes. Cocktails were in the Lounge/Bar area at Old Orchard and Dinner and Dance in the main banquet room. Their first dance was “Have Me” by Bobadil. Enjoyed playing “Wish I Was In Peoria” for all the Bradley University Graduates. The Anniversary Dance with all the married couples was fabulous. Enjoy the action photos & videos. Thanks for having me as your DJ/MC. Best wishes to Stephen & Victoria and special thanks for the outstanding Knot Review above.