Do you have references and testimonials?
We do. Several. You can find a small sampling of them here.
Do you have a video of you that we can watch?
We don't. The reason why is because we customize each reception to your specifications and if you were to watch a video of us at a wedding where the bride and groom have completely different tastes in music than yourself, our fear is that the video would hurt more than help us. Instead, we have audio mixes that you can listen to (so that you can hear how we mix/blend songs to keep the momentum building on the dance floor) and dozens of testimonials for you to review.
Do you provide lighting options?
Yes. We can enhance your venue with beautiful up lighting. For lighting designs beyond up lighting, you may visit the award-winning company, eventlightingconcepts.com, for more information.
Are you able to emcee our event? Yes. We are seasoned professional emcees; however, we tend to keep the talking to a minimum. Our focus is on you and your guests having a good time and not on making the event all about us. All announcements and introductions are done in good taste.
We do not live in your area. Is it possible to have a face to face interview over the internet?
Absolutely. Skype is an excellent way of doing this when an in-person meeting is not feasible. Or we can meet over the telephone.
Do you take credit cards?
Not at this time.
Are you insured?
Yes. We are fully insured.
Do you take requests?
Of course. We work closely with you to plan your event well ahead of time and encourage you to put a 'must play' list together as well as a 'do not play' list. Most of our clients give us a limited number of must play songs because they trust us to use our discretion, exercise good judgment and read the crowd to determine where to go and not to go with the music in order to keep the dance floor packed all night long. We also take requests from your guests and fit them into the mix when we feel it is the most appropriate time to do so based on what songs/genre they are responding to at the moment the request is made and how far into the event we are. As seasoned DJs we understand that it's all about timing.
How will you dress for the occasion?
We dress professionally and tastefully, typically in a dark suit. We do not wear a tuxedo or vest with sparkles (hopefully to your relief!)
Do you use professional equipment? Absolutely. Nothing but the best. The Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus decks and the Pioneer DJM900 mixer are in a class all their own and rarely find themselves outside some of the best clubs in the country. QSC K-Series speakers and subwoofers are elite in their class and provide clear and even sound to all areas of a room. We also have back up equipment on hand in the unlikely event that something was to go wrong.
How much time do you allow for set up? We usually only need an hour to set up but always get to an event at least 2 hours ahead of time. Part of this time is spent setting up our gear and the rest of it is spent touching base with the coordinator of your event to make sure that all of the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Our attention to detail, careful planning and clear communication with vendors is paramount to the success of your event. We therefore think of all vendors as part of our team. Anyone involved in the production will receive a typed schedule and stay informed about what is happening next so that everyone is ready to move on to the next element when the time arrives.
What kind of music do you play? It really depends on the crowd and what they are responding to as well as what we discussed in our pre-event meeting. If you are looking for a DJ who will play line dances and teach people how to dance them, then we're probably not a good fit for your event. If, however, you are looking for a DJ who can read your crowed, rock the party and keep the dance floor packed all night long, then we should talk!
What happens in case you are sick the day of our event?
We are in excellent health, eat well, exercise regularly and have never missed a gig. If for some reason it was necessary, we would find a suitable replacement.
How do I get in touch with you?
First off, thanks for taking the time to read these FAQ's! We look forward to hearing from you. You can knock on our door here.