MUSIC FOR EVENTS

Musiq Entertainment provide DJs at all different types of events. From Weddings to School Formals, Corporate Parties to Bar Mitzvah's, 1st birthdays to 91st birthday. Obviously each function requires different music. As a general rule we are happy to do any or all of the following in regards to choosing the music we play;

  • Take instructions regarding a theme/genres or specific requests prior to the event. Please let us know at least 10 days prior to the event to ensure the DJ has time to fully prepare. Your instructions could be as simple as "We have a people between 20 and 70 attending and in the past we've found that 80's and 90's hits seem to work best but we are open to popular newer and older music as well"
  • Read the crowd on the night - playing music that is appropriate for the guests and playing more songs similar to those that your attendees react better to (i.e more people dancing).
  • Take reasonable requests from the guests on the night.

If you would like the DJ to not take any requests from guests. limit those requests or not visit certain genres or censor the music at all please make this clear to us prior to (and again to the DJ on) the night.

If you have an idea what instructions you'd like to give us for the music to be played on the night then you don't need to read on anymore just email us now.

MUSIC LIST?

As each of our DJs curates their own music collection, publishing a list of all of the songs that we have would be pointless and you'd have to sift through hundreds of pages of songs you're most likely not interested in to get to the ones that you might be. For this reason we do this a little differently.

The list below is meant to give you an idea of some of the artists/genres that typically get asked for. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the styles, artists or indeed songs that we have available. It is only meant to help clients out as a starting point when they are thinking of music that they want at their event. Please feel free to ask for your own selections as well.

It is typical for a client to request that you DJ play songs based on the headings, artists or even specific songs that this list reminds you of. If you request one of the headings on this list for example "Rock Classics" then your DJ will play a selection of the most popular songs from artists listed below as well as others that fit the genre well.

DANCE MUSIC

Rock Classics

Beatles
Rolling Stones
Van Morrison
Neil Diamond
Doobie Brothers
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Police
Queen
Led Zeppelin
Fleetwood Mac
the Who
Pink Floyd
The Doors
Elvis


Rock N Roll
Everly Brothers
Roy Orbison
Chuck Berry
Chubby Checker
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
Dion
Buddy Holly
Bill Haley & The Comets
Fats Domino
Eddie Cochran
Gene vincent
Ritchie Valens


Disco & 80's Funk
Donna Summer
Jackson 5
Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie
Whitney Houston
Madonna
Bee Gees
Denice Wiliams
Gloria Gaynor
Earth Wind and Fire
Kool and the Gang
Hot Chocolate
The Commodores
Peaches and Herb
Pointer Sisters
The Bar-Kays
Rick James
Mason
Mac Band
Midnight Star
Cameo


Pub Rock
ACDC
INXS
Bon Jovi
Cold Chisel
Bryan Adams
Diesel/Johnny Diesel
Jimmy Barnes
Guns N Roses
John Mellancamp
Dragon
Divinyls
Daddy Cool
Countin Crows
Faith No More
Midnight Oil
Screaming Jets
Choir Boys
The Knack
Ram Jam
Van Halen
Journey
Foreigner
REO Speedwagon
Bruce Springsteen

00ghties
Jennifer Lopez
Britney Spears
Christina Aguilera
Kylie Minogue
Lady Gaga
Pink
Madonna
Destinys Child
Enrique Iglesias
Robbie Williams
Gwen Stefani
Rihanna
Backstreet Boys
N'Sync
Justin Timberlake
Jason Derulo
Katy Perry
Ke$ha
Guy Sebastian
Glee Cast
Spice Girls
The Veronicas


Old School RnB/Urban
112
2 Pac
A Tribe Called Quest
Beastie Boys
Cypress Hill
Naughty By Nature
De La Soul
Fugees
Grandmaster Flash
Fatman Scoop
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince
LL Cool J
Mase
Snoop Dogg
Usher
Tone Loc
Salt n Pepa
Young MC
MC Hammer
Vanilla Ice
babyface
Ja Rule
Dru hill
Brandy
Monica
Boyz II Men
Eric Benet
r kelly
Montell Jordan
Ruff Endz
Mya
Next
Groove Theory
Toni Braxton
Zhane
TLC
Beverly Knight
Blackstreet
Jay Z
Dr Dre
Eminem
Eve
Soul For Real
Ying Yang Twins

Recent Urban
Pitbul
Taio Cruz
Flo Rida
Jay Sean
Usher
Black Eyed Peas
Alexis Jordan
B.O.B
Akon
Chris Brown
Rihanna
beyonce
LMFAO
Mark Ronson

House/Dance
Presets
Ian Carey
Chemical brothers
David Guetta
MSTRKRFT
Sneaky Sound System
Daft Punk
Armand Van Helden
Bob Sinclar
Afrojack
Potbelleez
Martin Solveig
Deadmau5
Calvin Harris
Fedde le Grand
Basement Jaxx


Retro Dance and Pop Rock
bananarama
Wham/George Michael
Michael Jackson
Blondie
Eurythmics
Belinda Carlisle
Grease
Cyndi Lauper
B52's
Fine Young Cannibals
bangles
Boz Scaggs
joe Jackson
Prince
ABBA
Roxette
Taylor Dayne
Tiffany
Hall & Oates
Chicago
The Real McCoy
Pointer Sisters
Simply Red
Tina turner
Robert Palmer
New Order
Joy Division
Pet Shop Boys
The Clash
Simple Minds
Talking Heads
Steve Miller Band
Foreigner
Supertramp
Big Audio Dynamite
U2
REM
Dire Straits
Billy Joel
Elton John
David Bowie
The Cars
The Cure
Culture Club
Duran Duran
Phil Collins
Wang Chung
Thomson Twins


Alternative/Indie/Grunge
Arctic Monkeys
Art vs Science
Audioslave
Birds of tokyo
Bluejuice
Cake
Cut Copy
Drapht
Gossip
Franz Ferdinand
kasabian
Kasier Chiefs
Hilltop Hoods
Kings of Leon
la Roux
Little red
Lykke Li
MIA
Mark Ronson
MGMT
NERD
Paramore
Passion Pit
Peaches
Prodigy
Black Keys
jet
Vampire Weekend
Weezer
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Ladyhawke
Pearl Jam
Rage Against the Machine
Blink 182
Everclear
Nirvana
incubus
soundgarden
Stone Temple Pilots


Soul/Motown/Stax etc
Sam & Dave
Four Tops
Marvin Gaye
Stevie Wonder
Wilson Picket
Otis Redding
Al Green
Spencer Davis Group
Aretha Franklin
Sam Cooke
James Brown
Jackie Wilson
Arthur Conley
Eddie Floyd
John Lee Hooker
Ray Charles
The Supremes
Ike and Tina Turner
Ben E King
Diana Ross
Contours
Bill Withers
Fontella Bass
Jackson 5
Fats Domino
Smokey Robinson
the Isley Brothers
Blues Brothers
The Commitments


Swing and Big Band
Frank Sinatra
Nat King Cole
Michael Buble
Dean Martin
Bobby Darrin
Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Sammy Davis Jnr
Fred Astaire
Peggy Lee
Perry Como
Tony Bennet
Bing Crosby

Top 40

As this is ever changing we recommend checking out the Aria Charts or heading to the top 100 songs on itunes or other charts like shazam or Vevo like if you have it for inspiration with this. Our DJ's regularly keep up to date with the most popular new songs that people will dance to at functions.

 

 

 

BACKGROUND MUSIC

Compiled Love Songs

Acoustic Covers of Popular songs

Classical Favourites

Chillout House Music (mixed live)

Your DJ's selection of their favourite slow and chilled songs

Roots/Acoustic/Indie/Soft Rock
· Jack Johnson
· Pete Murray
· John Mayer
· Coldplay
· The Fray
· Snow Patrol
· Donovan Frankenreiter
· Xavier Rudd
· Josh Pyke
· Joshua Radin
· Missy Higgins
· Powderfinger/Bernard F
· John Butler Trio
· Ben Harper
· the beautiful girls
· Sarah Blasko
· Angus and Julia Stone


Chillout Compilations
· Ministry of Sound
· Café Del Mar
· Hotel Costes
· Buddha Bar
· Verve Remixed


Swing/Big Band
· Michael Buble
· Frank Sinatra
· Nat King Cole
· Dean Martin


Jazz/Latin
· Bossa Nova
· Buena Vista Social
· Ella Fitzgerald
· Louis Armstrong
· Nina Simone
· Dinah Washington
· Norah Jones
· Amel Larrieux; etc

Reggae
· Bob Marley
· UB40, etc

RnB, Soul, Motown
· Alicia Keys
· Stevie Wonder
· Aretha Franklin
· Bryan McKnight
· Marvin Gaye
· Babyface
· Boyz II Men
· The Tony Rich Project
· Maxwell
· Temptations
· Supremes
· Mariah Carey
· Janet/Michael Jackson; etc
· Dido
· Joe; etc

Opera
· Bocelli
· Il Divo
· 3 Tenors; etc

Other
· Lemon Jelly
· Air
· Moloko
· Jamiroquai
· Gotye
· Beatles
· Doobie Brothers
· Steely Dan
· Boz Scaggs
· Simon & Garfunkel
· Neil Diamond
· Tom Waits
· Pink Floyd
· Van Morrison; etc