How much do you charge and why?
It depends on the date, type of event, location, duration, number of guests, etc. We are not an "average" DJ service. We are proud of the value we bring to our clients and price our service on that value. Before you decide on the least expensive DJ, think about how much of an influence a disc jockey has on the success of your event.
What is your payment policy?
The retainer amount is usually $200.00. The remainder is due two weeks (14 days) before the event. This policy is in place to assure you don't have to worry about carrying payments to your event.
What is your cancellation policy?
The retainer fee is non-refundable. It can however be applied towards a future booking within one year if we have the date available.
What is your personal check policy?
A personal check can be accepted for any payment up to two weeks (14) days before an event..
What is your policy on "holding" dates for someone?
Our policy is very easy and fair to both you and us. All dates are on a first come first served basis. If you've called or emailed about a particular date and it is open, someone else can contact us and reserve it. However, once we agree on a fee and we send you a "written" price quote, that date is reserved for you for a period of 7 days. If we do not receive your retainer and signed agreement by the deadline listed on the agreement, the date once again becomes available to the next person that may want it. If we do receive your retainer and signed agreement by the deadline, the date is all yours and you don't have to worry about the entertainment anymore!
After we hire you for our wedding, when do we meet to go over all the final details?
Ideally, I would like to have all the final details for your event 3 weeks (21 days) before your reception. This includes all song requests. This gives us adequate time to arrange your event and locate the songs if they are not in our library.
Why should we hire you? Anyone can play music.
A DJ should do more than simply play music. A good DJ will also act as the MC of an event, we actually bring one MC and one DJ to each event to make sure things move along smoothly, a good MC is the most important part of the wedding reception. The DJ/MC brings out the personality of the event. He adds to the atmosphere. He must be experienced enough to constantly adjust throughout the event to assure everyone has a good time. Why me? Because of my years of experience. My personalized service. My attention to detail. My energy and enthusiasm. My extensive collection of the best party music of all time, and my ability to read a crowd.
I have a friend that will DJ my wedding for $300. Can you beat it?
No we can't beat that. To our knowledge, we know of no professional DJ that has the expensive professional equipment, music library, and experience to host a successful wedding within this price range.
Is your music collection 100% legal?
Yes. With the advent of illegal file-sharing on the internet, it can be easy for an individual to simply download all the songs they want and start a DJ business. We are a legitimate and professional Disc Jockey service. All of our music was (and is) purchased and owned by us. We know and trust the quality of our own music. We know it will be fantastic at your event.
Do you provide a written contract?
Absolutely. We will outline all the entertainment related information that we have agreed on in an easy to read contract. This will protect you the client, as well as us the provider of excellent DJ services.
Will you stay in touch with us?
Yes. We check in with you about once a month leading to your event. We are incredibly easy to contact. Emails are replied to ASAP. You can always call us, and our site is open 24/7.
What kind of music do you provide?
We provide Big Band, Dance, Classic Rock, Popular Rock, Top 40, Swing, Jazz, Dance, Country, Disco, Ethnic, Latin, Popular, Motown, etc.. In addition to all the best party hits from the 40's to today. All together, we have 1000's of the best songs to play for any event. All seamlessly blended to assure a great time!
Will you send a "substitute" DJ?
No. I take great pride in my performance. I do not sub-contract. You are asking for me to be your DJ and you will be assured I will be there. We do not think it is fair to a client to have a different DJ show up unexpectedly at their event after it has already been agreed that I will be there. To us, that is bad business practice. A substitute DJ can only be utilized for your protection in a health or family emergency.
Can we pick out music for our event?
Of course!! You can pick out some or all of your songs. Or, you can leave it up to our years of experience to blend the right selects for your specific event. We actually enjoy getting lists from our clients. (In order to give us the best possible chance of obtaining requests for your event, we need to get a final request list from our clients at least 21 days before the event date. We cannot guarantee availability of a song requested too close to an event if we do not currently own it.)
Do you carry backup equipment?
YES!! We bring and set up a full backup sound system and music to each and every event. We feel ALL DJ's should have backup equipment with them at all times for your peace of mind. If a service claims to have their backup a "phone call away", run as fast as you can!
Can we meet with you before our event?
Absolutely. We understand circumstances may prevent you from having the chance. That's why we offer complete access to your event planning via our Real-Time web based software. We are always available in-person, by telephone, and email. Whatever it takes to get the planning completed to your satisfaction, we will do.
Do you take (and play) requests.
Yes and no. Yes, we take requests that are danceable. We keep track of requests and will play them at appropriate times during the event. And no, we won't play anything inappropriate or offending or containing vulgarity. Especially if there are children at the event. We try to play as many requests as possible. But, there are times when there simply is not enough time to play them all. Or, the client may advise us not to play certain songs.
Do we have to tip you?
You're not required to. We price our events at the professional level. But, if you feel our service (or any other vendor) has performed over and beyond your expectations, then it is at your discretion.
Can we come and see you in action at a party of reception?
Unfortunately no. We do not think it is appropriate to invite potential clients to our current clients events. We respect their right to privacy. Since every clients taste's are different, you may view an event and think, "this DJ is not my style", when in reality, the DJ may simply be complying with the wishes of that particular client.
Do you take breaks?
No. Not unless you want or require us to. The music is non-stop!!
Can we (or a guest) give you a CD to play?
For the most part, the answer is yes. We cannot control the content or quality of what might be on a CD given to us. Especially a home-made one. There is also the added chance of possible damage to our equipment by a damaged CD. So, you are welcome to give us the CD to test for quality and content before the event.
What kind of equipment do you use?
It is all top of the line professional DJ equipment.
What if you get sick?
In our eyes, the show must go on. In the remote possibility that an emergency prevents us from getting to your event, we are happy to say that we have a full backup plan. My wife and I have access to backup Dj's phone numbers at all times. We network and trust a few very professional DJ's. We will contact them and work with you to make sure your event is a complete success.
Are you available for overtime?
We want to keep the fun going for as long as you want. We can work beyond our contracted time if our schedule allows and we do so free of charge.
Do you provide music lists at the event?
We are proud to say that we have an extensive and up to date database of our music on computer.
How Do We Hire You?
We will discuss your event and your needs. Agree on a fee. We'll give you an agreement/contract. Simply sign it and return it with your retainer by the date indicated on your agreement/contract. We will notify you upon receipt that your entertainment has now been confirmed. From there, we'll stay in touch with you and help you with the planning process leading to your event. It's that easy.