Better Off Wed: A Music and Wedding Podcast
By Pat and Sean Kelly
Twin Brother duo Pat and Sean Kelly share music, stories, ideas, and philosophies gathered from their time as musicians and DJs in the Philly Wedding scene.
New Retro Pop: Leon Bridges, Ray LaMontagne, Lake Street Dive, Yola, and more...
Pat + Sean discuss New Retro Pop - songs and artists from today that are creating soul centered pop, rock, and R&B music inspired by the vibes of the 1960s and '70s. Listen to our New Retro Pop Spotify Playlist here: https://spoti.fi/3t4JumY Songs discussed in today's episode: You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne Beyond - Leon Bridges I Don't Wanna Lie - Yola I Need Never Get Old - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Nina Cried Power - Hozier Skate - Silk Sonic Good Kisser - Lake Street Dive Animal Spirits - Vulfpeck Don't Lose Sight - Lawrence
March 11, 2022
Pat + Sean chat about some of their experiences as musicians, DJs, and wedding professionals in 2021. And at the end, they reveal some music they loved this year. Cheers!
December 21, 2021
Motown is the Best
Pat + Sean celebrate the songs of Motown and talk about their favorite Motown Records jams. Follow the Spotify playlist!
July 29, 2021
Live Band vs Live DJ
In today's episode, Pat + Sean discuss the pros and cons of a Live Wedding Band vs a Live Wedding DJ.
June 18, 2021
Millennial Party-Rock Anthems
In the season 2 opener, Pat + Sean discuss Millennial Party Rock Anthems - rock songs that get millennials pumped, inspired, and ready to throw down. Follow along with the Spotify Playlist as they journey through six rock sub-genres: Pop Punk, 00s Garage Rock, Indie Rock/Pop, Electro-Pop/Rock, 90s/00s radio rock, and Neo-Folk Foot Stompers.
April 15, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
Season 2 is coming soon! This season Pat + Sean will discuss "Millennial Party Rock Anthems", Motown music, wedding schedules, speeches, and much, much more. Stay tuned...
April 08, 2021
12 Favorite Christmas Albums
Pat + Sean countdown their top 12 favorite Christmas albums of all time. Listen to the Spotify Playlist here. ALBUMS DISCUSSED: Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas George Winston - December Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas James Brown - James Brown’s Funky Christmas A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - It’s a Holiday Soul Party Bing Crosby - White Christmas Elvis Presley - Elvis’ Christmas Album
December 21, 2020
What was it like to go to a wedding in 2020?
Twin brothers and wedding pros Pat + Sean Kelly talk about what weddings were like in 2020 during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
December 15, 2020
THE A LIST: 35 Dance Floor Songs That Work Every Time - Part 2: 90s, 00s, & '10s
Part 2 of our journey through our A LIST. In the second and final episode of our two-part series, we traverse the '90s, 2000s, and 2010s. You can follow along with all 35 songs on our Spotify Playlist as well as our Blog Post. Songs featured in this episode: The 1990's: 17. Jump Around – House Of Pain (1992) 18. This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan, Wino (1995) 19. Wannabe - Spice Girls (1996) 20. Let Me Clear My Throat (Live) – DJ Kool (1996) 21. Everybody - Backstreet Boys (1997) The 2000's: 22. Crazy In Love – Beyoncé, JAY-Z (2003) 23. Hey Ya! - Radio Mix – OutKast (2003) 24. Yeah! (feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris) – Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris (2003) 25. Lose Control (feat. Ciara, Fatman Scoop) - Missy Elliot (2005) 26. Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus (2009) The 2010's: 27. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock (2011) 28. We Found Love – Rihanna, Calvin Harris (2011) 29. I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) – Icona Pop, Charli XCX (2012) 30. Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON (2014) 31. Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars (2014) 32. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift (2014) 33. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake (2016) 34. Despacito - Remix – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber (2017) 35. Good As Hell - Lizzo (2016/2018) (Honorable Mention) 36. Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa (2019)
December 03, 2020
THE A LIST: 35 Dance Floor Songs That Work Every Time - Part 1: 60s, 70s, & 80s
Let's take a journey together. This is our A LIST - a list of dance floor songs that we think work every time. In episode one of our two-part podcast series, we travel through the '60s, '70s, and '80s, discussing which songs we think have the most staying power on dance floors today. Also, you can follow along with all 35 songs on our Spotify playlist. Stay tuned for episode two next week, where we traverse the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s. No matter where you are right now, click play and let the dancing commence. Songs featured in this episode: Runaround Sue – Dion (1961) Twist And Shout – The Beatles (1963) I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops (1965) Respect - Aretha Franklin (1967) Ain't No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell (1967) Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder (1970) December, 1963 (Oh What a Night!) – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (1975) Stayin Alive – Bee Gees (1977) September – Earth, Wind & Fire (1978) Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson (1979) What I Like About You – The Romantics (1979) You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (1980) Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners (1984) It's Tricky – Run–D.M.C. (1986) I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston (1987) It Takes Two – Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock (1988)
November 25, 2020
"Lovebird." - How we wrote our new song
In today's episode, Sean takes apart our new original song called "Lovebird." He talks about his inspirations for the song and the story behind its lyrics. You can stream the song any time on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere else you listen.
September 25, 2020
Weddings in the Time of COVID
As wedding musicians and DJs, twin brothers Pat + Sean Kelly discuss their experience so far during the time of COVID. Everything from rescheduling weddings, to playing micro-weddings, to keeping their business afloat, this is an open discussion of their time working through the pandemic. Also, hear their newest cover of "Cecilia", available on Spotify, Apple Music, and everywhere else music is found. You can go to CDC.gov for more information about COVID 19 and how to keep you and your community safe.
August 31, 2020
Social Media and Curing Internet Anxiety
Twin brothers and wedding musicians/DJs Pat + Sean Kelly try to answer the questions "Why social media for couples?" and "Why social media for vendors?" How good social media can help couples feel more at ease when choosing vendors.
March 18, 2020
Do It Twice (at your wedding)
Twin brothers, musicians, and wedding pros Pat + Sean Kelly discuss the idea of using the same song twice at your wedding - once as your first dance, and second as the last song of the night. Check out their Spotify playlist for song ideas and inspiration.
March 04, 2020
2020 Wedding Dance Floor Songs
Twin brothers and wedding music duo Pat + Sean Kelly chat about their song-suggestions feature in two Wedding Wire articles - the first entitled "The 2020 Wedding Songs to Get Your Guests on the Dance Floor" and the second called "The Best 2020 First Dance Songs to Kick Off Your Reception Right". Songs they discuss: "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa "Best Part" by H.E.R. and Daniel Caesar "Dance Monkey" by Tones and I "Good As Hell" by Lizzo "Higher Love" by Kygo and Whitney Houston "Blinding Lights" by the Weeknd "The Box" by Roddy Ricch
February 19, 2020
Parent Dances You Might Actually Like
Choosing parent dance songs has proven to be one of the toughest choices for couples planning their wedding. Need some ideas? Twin brothers and wedding pros Pat + Sean Kelly discuss parent dances and share their Spotify playlist called "Parent Dances You Might Actually Like". Find the playlist here ---> https://spoti.fi/37cBa7j
January 22, 2020
Origin Stories - Our First Song
32 year old music duo and twin brothers Pat + Sean Kelly listen to the first song they ever recorded...when they were 10 years old...
December 18, 2019
The Do-Not-Play List
What's on your Do-Not-Play list? Twin brothers Pat + Sean Kelly discuss the do-not-play trends they see at their weddings. From classic line dances to "Sweet Caroline", this is an episode I think we can all relate to...
December 04, 2019
In today's episode Pat and Sean chat about some of their favorite venues in the greater Philadelphia area. From breweries to barns, from hip city restaurants to historic estates, they've had the awesome pleasure of being able to explore so many great venues.
November 20, 2019
How We Approach Wedding Music
As music lovers and full time musicians and DJs, Pat and Sean chat about their approach to wedding music.
November 06, 2019