Beach Themed Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

January 6, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

It’s day #5 of our self-proclaimed “Wedding Cocktail Hour Week.” We have been sharing thered_stripe_wedding_cocktailmed wedding cocktail hour playlists selected by our Ambient DJ Music Mixologists. Each DJ has also selected a matching liquid refreshment to compliment the vibe of their playlist!

Christopher Smith, aka DJ Spinz can’t wait for summer, and accordingly has prepared a beach-themed wedding cocktail hour full of reggae sunshine, alternative rock and soul classics. Being located in Central NJ with easy access to the banquet facilities of the Jersey Shore, this playlist will surely come in handy for our upcoming wedding season. Reflecting the casual oceanfront vibe of the playlist, Chris has selected the well-known Jamaican beer Red Stripe as his signature drink!  Random Fact– One of Ambient DJs’ music mixologists is vacationing in Jamaica this summer – can you guess who?

Read on to catch some warmth from Mr. Spinzy’s playlist!

DJ Spinz’s Beach Themed Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

  1. Hey Baby – Bruce Channel
  2. Colors – April Smith and the Great Picture Show
  3. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
  4. Drops of Jupiter – Train
  5. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  6. The Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
  7. Shine – Collective Soul
  8. Better Together – Jack Johnson
  9. Sail Away With Me – David Gray
  10. Home – Philip Phillips
  11. Beyond the Sea – Robbie Williams
  12. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  13. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’le
  14. This Old Heart of Mine – The Isley Brothers
  15. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  16. Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
  17. Down By the Seaside – Led Zeppelin
  18. Amber – 311
  19. June Hymn – The Decemberists
  20. Is This Love – Bob Marley


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Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on

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