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Lisa from Bella Weddings gave me a card from the bride and groom of a wedding we did back in the summer. It was from a lovely villa wedding looking down over Marbella. We´d been able to carry on til late in the night and the most requested song of the night was Euphoria.
Thank you so much for providing your amazing disco at our wedding.
Everyone at the wedding commented on how good the DJ was – it was the best wedding party they have ever been to.
Thank you so much for contributing to our amazing wedding day
Love Charmaine and Sion AKA Mr and Mrs Daniels
- If facebook was a country it would be the fourth largest country in the world.
- More people play Farmville than live in Britain.
At the CCG Business Briefing on social media last week Nicola Erlich explained that facebook have recently changed how they work.
Users of facebook may want to react to these changes to make their use of facebook more effective.
facebook have recently changed how they work.
There are now three types of accounts. These accounts have different uses and different rules. They are individual, group and page. Page is such an awkward name, I’m going to call them fan pages.
There are individual accounts like my personal account Rob Humphries
These are for people to interact with their friends, share pictures or play games. There is a maximum size of 5000 friends on an individual account.
There are group accounts like the Stephen Lloyd-Morgan Group
Facebook want you to use groups so you can communicate with subsets of your friends or fans. If you are in a facebook group you are a member of that group.
When facebook set up groups they wanted a company or organisation to use groups to connect with their fans. Facebook has changed their ideas on this since.
Having a group now gives you access to some new powerful functions that you can use to help you interact with your members, including the ability to chat with all of them simultaneously.
This is the confusingly named new type of account. This is for an organisation, business, band or celebrity to connect with their fans in an official, public way. Membership size is umlimited.
If you click on LIKE on a facebook page you become a fan of that page
A while back someone changed my dj site into a fan page and I now have some fans. http://www.facebook.com/help/#!/pages/Rob-DJ-robROCKSthehousecom/43507816730
I would like more fans as I’m about 21,983,780 behind Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga has 21,983,816 fans.
facebook has a reputation for changing its rules on an almost daily basis and for being very strict.
If you promote your business using an individual account and facebook receive one complaint from a user they reserve the right to close that account and ban the user from facebook.
They can also temporarily ban you from using the site, or restrict your options,
Many organisations will have very muddled situations with regard to facebook.
It must make sense to review this and try to simplify how you work with facebook because it’s not going to go away anytime soon.
- Rob is a DJ playing at events in Southern Spain and is interested in online marketing.
Just before Michele Obama put Villa Padierna on the world tourist map in the most spectacular fashion, I djed at another wonderful wedding there. My role that day was to play the music during the blessing, music during dinner and then ROCK THE HOUSE at the end.
Tony Manners and Jayne Cavers’ big day was always going to be memorable after Tony walked down the steps of the Amphitheatre to AC DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’. Luckily Jayne had chosen more traditional, and more beautiful music, for her arrival.
The last two weekends I’ve djed at two different kinds of events.
Last Friday night I played at la Sala de exposiciones Mare Nostrum in La Cala del Moral, Malaga where Lilian Berg opened her Art exhibition. There was a good turnout of guests and plenty of tourists and locals came to have a look at her art as well. The exhibition is on til 23 8 09. You can see more of Lilian’s art at www.lilianberg.com. I played some chilled out music in a range of different styles and with flamenco, arabic, asian and indian influences. Towards the end of the evening I played some more dancey stuff finishing off with Depeche Mode and Yazoo, ONCE A FAN OF THE EIGHTIES, ALWAYS A FAN OF THE EIGHTIES!
Last Saturday I had loads of fun djing for Jason and Sarah at their wedding.
During the meal I played a really laid back mix of background music that included Anita Baker “Sweet Love”, some Take That, Michael Buble and some Stevie Wonder that the bride and groom said had become their favourite album of the last couple of weeks.
The dance music went across lots of styles but some of the most cheered were the classic 80s and 90s soul and hip hop and I reckon the Mary Jane Girls with “All night long” and Cameo’s “Candy” just about took top honours as the most popular.
Frankie B sang on the terrace and in the main room.
Thanks to everyone who made such a fantastic evening possible.
We had a fantastic evening on Friday at Paul And Stan’s birthday party at Aloha Golf.
First up was Jo Nugent who sang some great Soul and Jazz. Then I played some jazz, a bit of swing and some other songs that mixed in with this plus a bit of Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli. The food was delicious. After we had speeches and then Paul and Stan were presented with their vehicles as befited their new status.
You can see clips of them riding their new chariots at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIjvCdQS-8
After that there were almost non stop requests that mixed up the 60s, 70s, 80s and the latest dance music too.
more pics are at Facebook
I will certainly be recommending you to anyone I hear of who is getting married in Spain.
Rebecca and Rob Finlay
When you dj at a wedding and you have a good time because the guests have a good time then you drive home feeling at least ten foot tall.
Rob and Rebecca’s wedding was one of those nights.
Rebecca and her helpers must have spent hours on the little things that make a wedding really special and personal like the individualised menus with a funny photo of each guest on it. There seemed to be a worrying large number of men dressed as women on these photos!!!!!!
Laura’s team dressed the wedding to perfection. http://www.reviva-weddings.com/
As always Heather and Alex from FiestaSol and their hardworking team worked tirelessly to make sure every aspect of the wedding including the food was just as it should be and it was superb. http://www.fiestasol.com/
Matt the guitarist played as beautifully as ever and the guests were full of praise for Kris the photographer too.
My first job was to play some love songs and other background music during the ice cream reception.
Then during dinner I played a chill out set with a lot of flamenco grooves and world influences which lots of people came over and said they were really enjoying.
Then the main part of the night, the dancing. This was brilliant. Chief Bridesmaid and sister Eleay had put together a great list of songs that all meant a lot to different people there. Mixed in with a few of my choices too we had a lot of fun on the dancefloor. There were lots of crowding in circles while people danced their party tricks in the middle and a few dance offs between the boys and girls, the highlight of which was twelve of the girls doing Thriller with all the moves from the video. No one would be surprised that the boys didn’t win many of the face offs.
Thanks to everyone for making it such a great night.
Last Sunday I djed at the 22nd Anniversary Summer Party for Children with Leukaemia at the magnificent Villa Tiberio in Marbella.
It was an incredible evening, from the stunning gardens where Sandra sang so beautifully to kick off the evening to the host of stars from London who’d come over to sing.
My husband and I booked Rob for our wedding in May this year. He was a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Nothing was too much trouble. Me being the picky bride asked for our own playlist to be used, Rob had no qualms with this and followed it to a T on the night (unlike some of our friends who recently got married and spent a fair bit of time compiling a playlist only for it not to be used by their DJ on the night).
Our guests raved about the music, and most of us kept going to the early hours. After we called it a night Rob mixed things around to make sure our remaining guests had a great time.
One of our friends said “for me to be on the dancefloor for most of the night is an absolute collector’s item”.
Thank you Rob!!! We’ll definitely be in touch if we organise another celebration in Spain!
Rebecca & Rodney Andrews
Last weekend I was lucky enough to play at the Hotel Cortijo Bravo in Velez Malaga. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the sea, the countryside and the lights of the pueblo you could be forgiven for thinking you were on the top floor of a skyscraper.
Rebecca and Rodney chose this venue and brought their families and friends out to a stunning venue to share their big day with them.
Rebecca had clear ideas how she wanted the wedding to take place and she sent me a fantastic playlist with music in a wide range of styles to suit the people there. It was a real joy to sequence the music that she’d sent me because time after time when the next tune started different people cheered as another song that was important to them got played.
It was fantastic that as soon as the last notes of the first dance faded away, loads of the guests started dancing, and they stayed dancing throughout. The hotel staff brought the festivities to an end well into the early hours.
We had a great mix of pop from the 70s to now, some country music to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rebecca’s aunt and uncle, R & B and some poppier dance music. There was time for some rock music too then later the music went into funky house and a mix of old school and more recent house music.
The energy on the dance floor was amazing. The only complaints I got were from the bridesmaids when I played (as requested by the bride) a couple of slower songs and they wanted to get back to the dancey stuff. But they soon cheered up when the next song was Finally by Bart B Moore Vs Oliver Twist to wish bridesmaid Jennie a happy birthday.
Thanks to all those who made the evening such a great success. Joan Carabini-Parker at www.spanishweddingplanner.com ran a smooth and friendly ship on the day and the staff at the hotel went out of their way to help me throughout the event.
I look forward to playing here again. The lights of the city in the distance and my lights in the foreground created a dazzling backdrop to a great night.
The 22nd Anniversary Summer Party
Sunday, 30 May 2010 – 7:30pm
Villa Tiberio, Marbella
I’m really excited that I’ll be djing at this event to help raise money for children with leukaemia.
Caroline Randerson is organising and hosting another of her hugely successful fundraising parties on May 30 in the beautiful Villa Tiberio in Marbella. In previous events, she’s raised almost £500,000 for this charity which is incredible. Children with Leukaemia is dedicated to fighting Britain’s biggest childhood cancer.
There’ll be more announcements about who’s going to be appearing but already Bobby Davro is booked to compere the evening. Rumours that he’ll be skating on the pool have so far been hotly denied by everyone.
There will be a special guest performance from Hollyoak’s Carly Stenson.
The evening begins at 7.30pm, with reception drinks, followed by dinner, wine and the evening’s entertainment.
Tickets cost £75 or €75 and are on sale now.
If you would like to book tickets or would like further information about this or any other event, please call Suzanna or Yvonne on 020 7404 0808 or follow the link below.
I’ve already started polishing my shoes…
Rob DJ djs at weddings, parties and events on the Costa del Sol
(0034) 607 764 899