It's no secret that I am one of the biggest fans of 80s music in Charleston. When you grow up in the decade of decadence like I did, it's sort of hard NOT to be. Having gotten my start as a DJ on several Charleston radio stations, I had the opportunity to dust off all those classic hits from the 80s on air during the major 80s nostalgia period we experienced back in the early 2000s. These types of "nostalgia" periods seem to occur once every decade. Around the early 2010s, we saw a resurgence in the interest of all things 90s, and as we approach 2020, there will be an interest in nostalgia dating back to the early 2000s. Even though that the 80s Nostalgia period has sort of passed, the memories of the 80s are continuing to live on through our love of the incredible music that was created during such a happy and party-filled decade. While the bulk of my energies will continue to be one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I wanted to begin a push to branch out and begin offering these 80s parties and nostalgia events at select venues in and around the Charleston, SC area. Having an 80s nostalgia night can add another fun dimension into your monthly entertainment. Pull out those parachute pants and get a little extra Aqua Net hair spray, here are 5 reasons why you need to have an 80s party in Charleston right now.
I know what you are probably saying. This is just another attempt for Mike to talk more about the music of the 80s again. Well, quoting those famous Billy Joel lyrics, "you may be right" :) One of my specialties as a professional wedding DJ here in Charleston is 80s music. Earlier this year, I had uploaded a few blog posts about some of the music from 1988. I still owe you Part 3 of that series, but today's post explores the rather stark comparison in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 from this time in 1988 versus the same time here in 2018. Mike Bills Entertainment is always on top of NEW music that is just charting and beginning to really take off on the Billboard charts. My company is on the pulse of what's hot on the Top 40, rap, country, as well as the rock charts. In researching the latest Billboard charts for this week here in 2018, approximately 70% of the artists who occupied the first ten spots were rap artists, while 20% were pop, and one artist could simply be put into the R&B category. When we time warp back to 1988, you'll see much more diversity in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the summer. You'll want to read on as the difference in the music charts between now and 30 years ago is pretty extreme.
It's no secret that when you book your wedding DJ with Mike Bills Entertainment, you are given 100% complete control over the music to be played at your Charleston wedding. It's been my experience over the years that this is the best recipe for an amazing wedding reception. There are some couples who are VERY protective of their playlist. Maybe they saw a disaster of a wedding DJ at their friend's wedding last year? Maybe they are REALLY into their music and want lasting memories for many years to come. But then there are some couples who might not think they have the time to select all their music, so as a result just picked select genres of music or maybe just a handful of songs. Then, they let their DJ use their professional judgement on what songs to "fill in the blanks" with. Making sure that we have the best soundtrack for your big day, and that it will be able to have you and your guests up on the dance floor is no easy task, and involves quite a bit of leg work and analysis, as well as consultation behind the scenes. Ok, the tone of this blog post is about to get funny, so you'll definitely want to read on.
Stop and close your eyes for a minute. Think about this. You'll soon be married to your dream guy or dream girl. You have decided to get married in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. You have dreamed about this day for many years. You deserve nothing less than perfection on your wedding day; from the venue to the caterer and everything else in between. As a professional wedding DJ who has forged an impeccable reputation as one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I want to make sure that you and your family enjoy everything about your day from a musical perspective. I've mentioned in prior posts that your "wedding is never looked on as just another gig" as there is LOTS of activity that is performed behind the scenes to make sure everything is perfect. Your perfect wedding day and soundtrack begins at the time of booking and continues with preparation in the months and days leading up to your wedding day here in Charleston. Because Mike Bills Entertainment is comprised of just "one excellent wedding DJ", you'll have the chance to explain your vision to me without any middle men. Being a professional wedding DJ is something I take very seriously, and I hope as you are on your wedding planning journey that you review my website and see what it is I am all about.
The 4th Of July holiday is here again and it's another hot and humid one here in Charleston, SC. With the holiday being in the middle of the week on a Wednesday, a lot of my friends are pretty much taking the entire week off from work. The 4th Of July holiday is a great day to reflect in the presence of friends and family the independence that our country gained 242 years ago. I do have a bit of a breather today, as well as this weekend with no Charleston weddings on the calendar to DJ, so I'm going to have some relaxation time to celebrate at one of the many 4th Of July events here in the greater Charleston, SC area. From Folly Beach to Sullivan's Island, down to Patriot's Point in Mt Pleasant, over to the beautiful Riverfront Park in North Charleston, there will be no shortage of explosions in the sky this evening. It looks like the rain from this morning will be clearing up just in time for the Charleston Riverdogs to play and wrap up the night with you guessed it, more fireworks! Whatever it is you are doing today, be safe and enjoy your freedom as an American today with this playlist from one of the best Charleston wedding DJs. Have a happy 4th of July from Mike Bills Entertainment.
Happy Birthday America! Thank you very much for finding my website and blog. With July 4th being right smack dab in the middle of the week this year, most everyone I know has been in "holiday" or "vacation" mode all week long. One of the premier wedding websites, Weddingwire.com reported in one of their blog posts that July 4th is one of the Top 10 most popular days during the year to get engaged. On their list, July 4th was actually the only day outside the time period between November and February to make the list. You know what? It makes perfect sense. Let's set the stage. You and your signficant other have made it a point to be together among family and friends. You are all having an amazing time grilling burgers and hot dogs and going for a swim at the beach, the lake, or in your closest swimming pool. As the sun begins to set, you both are enjoying some nice, cold watermelon before the fireworks begin. As a primer for the fireworks, you begin to hear some wonderful patriotic music begin to play in the background. All of a sudden, it's a little after 9pm, and the both of you are eagerly anticipating the beginning of the fireworks. Despite it being a bit hot, you hold hands and give each other hugs just as the fireworks begin. Then, he looks over at you and sees your enjoyment and the reflection of the fireworks in your eyes. Your eyes begin to look a little misty. Then, it happens. He asks you to marry him. You say "yes", and let out a scream, and all of a sudden all the spectators around you begin to cheer. Congratulations are in order as the fireworks display hits it climax and you share a kiss with your new fiance. Please read on, it gets even better. :)