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If you are newly engaged, planning a birthday, anniversary or special occasion party or dance, you'll want to add some music to your day and that's where I come in. Since 1979, I have been performing at weddings & functions along South Shore Boston, Massachusetts, Cape Cod and throughout New England.

As a highly experienced broadcast DJ/MC, I work with you to create a truly memorable event.

From Miller to Madonna or Armstrong to GaGa, I play a wide variety of the Latest & Greatest Hits plus I have a top of the line digital sound system that sounds great no matter what level the music is played at.

Visit djChrisPickett.com & see why Chris Pickett Disc Jockey Service is the Soundtrack To Your Next Event!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!!  It’s time to plan for your 2020 (or 2021) wedding! This is a fun but sometimes frustrating process as there’s much to coordinate and just a short time to do it but I can be a big help to you! 

After you save the date and secure the venue, a key portion of your search for all things wedding is finding the right DJ to make your big day a fun & memorable experience – and this is where I come in.

As your DJ, I play a major part both ahead of and on your wedding day.  With a vast library and extensive mobile & broadcast DJ experience, I consider myself to be an authoritative resource on music from many different styles and eras.  This is important because your wedding reception will include guests whose musical tastes span across many generations and it is vital to have an experienced professional who intuitively knows how to play to this dynamic. 

Of note, with many wedding ceremonies occurring at or near the reception venue, I also offer complete ceremony sound including custom-select ceremonial music with microphones for the officiate and musicians, if applicable.

Additionally, I fulfill the duties of Master Of Ceremonies at your reception, which is one of the most crucial roles of the day.  As such, I work with you throughout the planning process to coordinate formalities & express your musical tastes so that from your introduction to your final dance, all you have to do is have the time of your life!


 This is your big day. All of the stress you go through during the planning process should culminate in a happy and enjoyable celebration for you both. My experience, references and client-rated awards such as WeddingWire Rated (5 stars), The Knot Best Of Weddings and the Boston A-List awards of Best Ceremony Music and Best Wedding DJ (three years in a row) show I know how to make this happen.  So make sure you’re hiring a professional DJ and not an “MP3 player." 

Please contact me at 781-337-8187 to set up a consultation!  I'd love to speak with you both!

As an MC, I speak on behalf of you to your guests. As an entertainer, I have over 30 years experience to help you to create a memorable Soundtrack To Your Wedding Day!

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Back To The Music: 4-26-13

Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline took on more meaning last week than its original 1969 intent or its unusual and inexplicable performance as an anthem of Red Sox Nation.

Capped by a surprise Fenway Park performance on April 20 by Neil Diamond himself, it transformed into the unifying theme of “Boston Strong” as it was also played at sporting venues across the USA.  

According to Billboard magazine, subsequent sales of the 1969 top 5 hit skyrocketed to 19,000, making it the 103rd most popular download in the country. Neil Diamond also announced his intent to donate proceeds from those sales to the victims of last week’s Boston tragedy. 

Born itself out of the tragedies and upheaval of the 1960s, Sweet Caroline has interwoven itself with history and is, once again, showing that music has the power to heal.

Soundtrack For Today:  Boston Strong


The concept of "Boston Strong" was created by 2 Emerson College students Nick Reynolds and Chris Dobens.  Here are links to purchase Boston Strong T-shirts and B Strong caps:


At $20 each for either item, the majority of proceeds from sales will go to The One Fund Boston, a charity established by Boston Mayor Tom Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and will directly benefit the victims of last week's senseless tragedy.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Freedom’s Light

Freedom’s light
Travels through time
Tonight still burning bright
Towards the Finish Line

For it was the light from that steeple
That sparked our nation’s birth
Creating our freedom and
The greatest country on earth

So let it be a reminder and a warning
To heed and to hear
Though we may be in mourning
We will not live in fear

© Christopher Pickett • April 18, 2013
All Rights Reserved

Monday, December 31, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

The lyric itself dates back to a 1788 Scottish poem that was soon set to music and traditionally sung on occasions that signified the conclusion of something - including the year’s end for which it is most famously associated.

It would eventually become the anthem to big band leader Guy Lombardo’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts aired live from NYC on radio and TV between 1929 & 1979.  Despite it’s popularity and having been released as a single by Lombardo in 1947, Auld Lang Syne failed to make the Billboard hit singles chart until 2000 when Kenny G took it to #7 with his special “Millennium Mix.”

"Dick Clark’s New Year's Rockin' Eve” premiered in 1972 and signaled a changing of the guard for New Year’s Eve TV programs.  Taking a page out of his days as host of American Bandstand, Clark’s program showcased performances by the latest and greatest hit makers of the day and set it against the live backdrop of the ball drop in Times Square and the millions of revelers that assemble there each New Year’s Eve.

Clark utilized a rock version of Auld Lang Syne as the program theme and in Dick’s final appearance on NYE 2011/12 before his unfortunate death in 2012, Guy Lombardo’s version of Auld Lang Syne plays as he kisses his wife at midnight.

Dick Clark will be missed by generations as Guy Lombardo is still by others.  For now, the guard changes again tonight but the tradition lives on in days of ‘Old Long Since.’

Soundtrack For Tonight:  Auld Lang Syne & Rock Around The Clock

Happy New Year from djChrisPickett.com!

Friday, August 17, 2012

We Made The A-list (again!)

I'm happy to report that once again, we made the top 5 in both Best Wedding DJ and  Best Wedding Ceremony Music categories - the only DJ to win in the latter category (& for the 2nd year in a row!)

For reasons unknown, I noticed that during the voting process, I was also nominated (and dwelling in the top 5!) under the "Best Wedding Accessories" category.  While music is a great accessory to your wedding day and I am grateful for the votes I got, I am very glad that I did not appear as a finalist there. So, congratulations to the appropriate vendors who did round off that category and I hope you weren't upset by my unintentional appearance.

Also, a sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me and congratulations to everyone else nominated.

With over 30 years experience, there are many years of weddings and gatherings ahead so please keep djChrisPickett.com in mind as the Soundtrack To Your Next Event!

Soundtrack For Today:  Call Me Maybe (781-337-8187)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Boston A-List 2012

It's time once again for the Boston A-List!
Last year's Top 5 placement for Best Wedding DJ and Best Wedding Ceremony Music was an honor and I would greatly appreciate your help at making it to the top again this year by asking for your votes in these same 2 categories.

Along with your vote, if you could please leave comments on the voting page, they would be greatly appreciated!

Find us on the A-List DJ Chris Pickett DJ Chris Pickett

Just click on the link to vote and I thank you for making djChrisPickett.com The Soundtrack To Your Next Event!

Soundtrack For Today: www.BostonCityVoter.com

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Robin Gibb

The Bee Gees’ vocals were a unique blend of the three voices of twin brothers Robin & Maurice Gibb and older brother Barry - whose own high falsetto (self-discovered in the mid-1970s) led to a rejuvenated group sound that ultimately defined the disco-era of the 1970s with dance floor anthems such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever and You Should Be Dancing.

But if you dig back deeper into the earlier songs of The Bee Gees’ massive and impressive catalog, for which they celebrated during their 50th anniversary just a couple of years ago, you’ll find a large number of memorable hits that you may have forgotten or just discovered.

Songs such as Run To Me, I Can’t See Nobody and Massachusetts showcase the Bee Gees’ craft of writing timeless pop hits whose sophisticated lead vocals would be seamlessly verse-traded, most often between Barry’s smooth lyrical narratives and Robin’s trademarked and textured expressions of pathos, which were often sprinkled in a way similar to a chef who knows just how much spice to use and when.

The underlying moments of Maurice’s arrangements lead to a blending of sounds that would crescendo into magic choruses of harmony by all three brothers that solidified the unique sound that was the Brothers Gibb.

And unfortunately, was is the tense that is and shall remain as the world has lost the unique gift that was Robin Gibb this past weekend, as he succumbed to his battle with cancer at the age of 63.

Outside of the Bee Gees, Robin Gibb maintained a sporadic solo career and had just recently completed the classical score The Titanic Requiem with his son Robin-John and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In a coma and near death, Robin was unable to attend its London premiere on April 10, 2012, a few days ahead of the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  This album is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Barry Gibb remains the sole survivor of his three now-departed brothers; Maurice passed on in 2003 and in 1988, youngest brother Andy, who was not a Bee Gee but whose own solo career was undeniably launched into superstardom with the help of his older brothers.  Heart-felt sympathies go out to Mrs. Gibb, who at 91 has lived to see the loss of another son.

Soundtrack For Today: Bee Gees: Mythology