The Smokin’ Section really enjoyed getting a chance to celebrate again with Joey’s family…. we had played his sister Sarah’s wedding reception at Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park in June of 2010.

Joey and Lauren had a perfect early Fall day (it felt almost like late Summer) for their wedding reception at Mayfair Farms in West Orange.  The bride and groom danced their first dance to the Ben E King classic “Stand By Me”, as performed by the band.  We then played our version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” for Lauren and her father to dance to, and Joey had his turn with his mom to the Smokin’ Section take on the Beatles’ “In My Life”.

Early on, the guests enjoyed classics from the American Songbook such as “Embraceable You”.  Later on, we turned up the heat with some Classic Rock and Funk.

It had been awhile since we’d had a chance to work with Jesse from Abella Studios and it was fun.

835_IMG_0833Joey and Lauren’s guests had a great treat later on when his uncle Dave (who’s played with many nj wedding bands, Latin bands and others) came up and tore the house down, sitting in with the band for two tunes on vocals and violin.  It was climaxed by his famous version of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”.

We wish Joey and Lauren all the best and hope to get another chance to see their families soon…. can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday night!

Reception Site:  Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ   973-731-4100

Photography:  Abella Studios    973-575-6633