Catherine Boyd Violinist

Monday, October 7, 2013

Blue Electric Violin, Pinterest Links, Modern Song Requests (Top 40)

By popular request, I'm going to post a current overview of more modern songs and Pinterest links here as a reference. There will be a lot of information on this post, so please bear with me.

Recent highlights of 2013 include a Metallica cocktail hour in May (my other favorite song to play is "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction), purchase of a blue electric acoustic violin for outdoor weddings, and some great recent reviews:

I brought a tent to the Seaview in Galloway, NJ a couple of weeks ago to keep my 9/21/13 client happy:

The lady on the right is my guitarist (also mandolinist and violinist), Susan Salmon. We are very serious about taking song requests; we feel that we offer an unusual service that can really make your day special. We are focusing a lot lately on current Top 40 hits. Please bring all your song requests to us!

1) I just purchased a blue Barcus Berry electric acoustic violin. It's perfect for beach weddings. If a solid-body electric instrument or the amplifier fail (which never happens, but I have to be prepared), you wouldn't be able to hear me play. So I always have to bring a spare acoustic instrument out on the beach. If the amplifier fails, this violin will still be heard because it's acoustic, too! Check out this 6 second video of "Here Comes the Bride":

You can hear this violin all the way up the beach. Plus, it's blue!

2) Here is the general overview of traditional classical ceremony music:

a) My most common request is "classical wedding music that's not Here Comes the Bride." Here's a Pinterest board for that!:

b) Here is my wedding from my 10/5/13 wedding (Latitudes on the River in Forked River, NJ), which included songs from Usher, Beyonce ("Crazy in Love" was the recessional!), The Killers, and Maroon 5:

c) Here's my 9/1/13 Ram's Head Inn wedding (Galloway, NJ), which included Bad Company and Soul Collective:

d) Here is a selection of Beatles songs for my 4/13/13 Valley Green Inn wedding (Philadelphia, PA). The bride walked down the aisle to "Hey Jude," and her name is Judy! I am on overload still from how great that was:

e) Here is a selection of light-hearted songs for 5/19/13 (inside a lovely Cape May rental house), which included the Muppet Show theme, All I Want is You, You Raise Me Up, Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes), and All You Need is Love (Beatles recessional):

f) Here is more serious classical, opera, musical, and popular music, from my 5/18/13 Cape May wedding (Grand Hotel):

g) Here is my upcoming 11/2/13 wedding in Cape May (Southern Mansion). Highlights: Beach Boys "Forever" for the bridal processional, Adam Sandler "I Wanna Grow Old With You" for the recessional, Phish, Bruce Springsteen, and Chicago

Thank you for visiting my blog!


Playing a 10th wedding anniversary celebration in Cape May NJ:

(P.S. - Here's a 6-second video of One Atlantic in Atlantic City, NJ, taken so you can get an idea of what the venue looks like:

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