17 Years and Counting…

It continues to be an awesome journey! Drew & Allison’s wedding in Ann Arbor this past weekend marked the 17th anniversary as a “Professional DJ.” It was an amazing event and party!! My first wedding reception (professional event) was May 1st, 1998. Time has flown and I am blessed to have been along for the ride. The 18th wedding season is officially underway!! I sincerely appreciate all of the upcoming opportunities.

I hope to see you at the party!

Lawton Lunce

The wait is over!!

The 2015 wedding season began for Lawton Lunce Mobile Entertainment last night in Plymouth, Michigan at The Inn at St. Johns! There are still a few weekend dates left open in October and November for any Michigan brides looking for entertainment at their wedding reception. Lawton Lunce will travel anywhere especially in our great state! Click on the Reserve Now tab for more info.

Each and every Wednesday night, I am booked through the end of 2015 at Mad Hatter Pub in Commerce Twp. MI. I am also booked on select Friday’s at the Pub for Karaoke. I hope to see you there!

Here’s to a fun filled 2015!


Lawton Lunce

The Soundtrack & Process to selecting MUSIC for your party!

Typically, the playlist comes from the guests requests and a small Do & Don’t list put together by the bride & groom/ party hosts.  All events are different making each soundtrack unique.

Once dancing begins, each event requires approximately 60-70 songs that will essentially be your events dance mix over the final 3-4 hours of your reception/ party.  This does not include your cocktail hour or dinner music mix.  Cocktail hour should be upbeat and energetic.  Dinner music should be more subtle but not slow and boring.  My recommendation is changing up the genres of music between the two segments of the party to change tempo and hit on a wider range of musical tastes.  Dinner music should also include recognizable songs (maybe of the hosts choice) that will facilitate the energy direction of your party.  Here’s an example.

Cocktail Hour – Standards such as Sinatra, Martin, Buble’,  Connick Jr., Torme, Bennett, Darin, etc. are always great for a classy event.

Dinner Music – Switch up the tempo with Classic Rock or Motown hits of a medium or slower tone.  These are songs that are also recognizable classics for your guests.  In addition, add some of the hosts favorites too at this time.  If they are enjoying themselves, the guests will notice and that energy is contagious.

Below are some additional thoughts and ideas that should give some guidance

In no particular order,  I always recommend the top 3-5 most popular current songs.  Your guests will be familiar with these tracks and should feel comfortable dancing to them.   Popular dance music hits from the last 5 years (Party Rock, DJ Got Us Falling In Love, Blurred Lines, etc.) also works very well.  Classics from all eras such as Motown, Oldies, 80’s & 90’s etc. will round out the mix and fulfill most of your guests musical tastes.   Don’t forget too that your guests will appreciate some select specialty dances as well (Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Hustle, etc.).

What songs will ABSOLUTELY get you to the dance floor?  What are some of your favorite groups, bands or artists?  What are some songs that your friends like to dance to?




The NEW site for Lawton Lunce Mobile Entertainment

When department or grocery stores remodel, they usually feature signs that say something to the effect of “pardon our dust.”  My feature sign states “PARDON MY HACKERS.”  The site is finally up and running after being knocked out by a Malware Gang.   I’ll be continuously making improvements in the coming weeks.  :)

In the meantime, if you are interested in booking or availability please click on the Reservation Form link above and provide your name, email address and date of your event.  Feel free to provide any additional information as well.  Below is a list of 31 different types of events that I have performed at since 2011 alone.

Wedding Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Holiday Party

Silent Auction
5K Fund Raiser
Labor Day Party

(Landmark) 50th Birthday
Golf Outing

Karaoke Host
4th of July Party
Graduation (College & HS)

Senior All Night Party
“Adult” Prom
High School Prom

St. Patricks Day – Bar
Halloween Party

New Years Eve
Dinner Party
Class Reunion

Cocktail Party
Sweet 16
Back To School

Basketball/ Football PA & DJ
Elementary School Family Night
Housewarming Party

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony                                                                                      Hair Salon Ladies Night
Anniversary Party

You may also email lawtonlunce@hotmail.com or post on the Lawton Lunce Mobile Entertainment Facebook Page.

Thank you,