Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour

March 9, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

ciroc_blue_ocean_diddyDuring 2013, we posted themed cocktail hour playlists. We’re catching our second wind and have new playlists to share!

Mike Bacon, aka “DJ Iron Mike has titled his second submission to the wedding cocktail hour playlist series “Classic R&B” and selected the Ciroc Blue Ocean as his signature cocktail! Mike’s selected playlist is sleek and sexy – these tracks could just as easily be used for a romantic weekend getaway as for a wedding cocktail hour!

As Ambient DJs’ Head of Musical Programming, Mike has deep knowledge on numerous musical genres. While some wedding DJs skimp on cocktail hour and dinner music, Mike always tries to create the perfect custom playlist for the occasion. In the past, he has won over discerning clientele with the extra love and care that he puts into these segments.

DJ Iron Mike’s Classic R&B Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Portuguese Love – Teena Marie
Sparkle – Cameo
Tender Love – Force MD’s
Roni – Bobby Brown
My, My, My – Johnny Gill
Insatiable Woman – Isley Jasper Isley
Smooth Sailing – The Isley Brothers
Don’t Disturb this Groove – The System
I Wanna Be Your Man – Roger
Devotion – Earth, Wind & Fire
Show Me – Glenn Jones
I Like It – Debarge
100 Ways – James Ingram
You Remind Me – Patrice Rushen
Nite & Day – Al B. Sure
Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
Cassanova – Levert
Same Ol’ Love (365 Days) – Anita Baker
When Somebody Loves You Back – Teddy Pendergrass
Cause You Love Me – Deniece Williams
Curious – Midnight Star
Penny Lover – Lionel Richie
Lady Love Me One Time – George Benson
I Found Lovin’ – The Fatback Band
Joy & Pain- Maze f/ Frankie Beverly
All I Do – Stevie Wonder
Through the Fire- Chaka Khan
Recap of This Week’s Playlists

To view Mike’s prior “Good Vibes” cocktail hour playlist, click here. To enjoy Ambient DJs’ entire series of wedding cocktail hour playlists, click here.

About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2013 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at

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Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (55 Posts)

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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