Do you charge for set up time?
Absolutely not. You pay only for the agreed contract time. I will usually set up anywhere from one to two hours before performance-at no additional cost to you.
Will you play longer if needed?
Usually staying longer is not a problem. If no later performance is scheduled and the reception facility will allow it, I’ll be glad to stay at my current overtime rate.
Will you make announcements if needed?
You bet. I am there to perform any master of ceremony duties and to keep the music and fun going.
Should I tip the DJ?
If you feel the urge to tip, rather than a cash tip, consider taking a few minutes to write a short testimonial or record a video testimonial, so we may show others who are considering hiring us for their upcoming event.
How do you know what music to play at what time?
Experience. A very important ability of a DJ is to be able to “read the crowd,” keeping it within the boundaries previously set forth in our planning meetings. We like to incorporate a variety of music for all ages at the party. Being able to pace your event and provide the right song at the right moment is more important than you might think! For example, knowing when to switch from 70’s disco to 80’s retro, knowing when to put on a slow song or your favorite beach songs to shag the night away. This is important to keep everyone interested till the last dance. Knowing the order and style in which the songs should be played and the way songs should be mixed together in order to keep the event flowing smoothly is also very important.
Do you offer a contract?
Absolutely. Our contract is straightforward and written in plain English so that you can understand the terms before signing. With our contract you can have a peace of mind knowing that there will be no surprises or hidden extra charges. We will also give you a copy of the contract for your records.
Is a deposit required to reserve our date?
Yes. We require a reservation fee to reserve your date. Often we get a number of requests for the same date and time, especially for Friday and Saturday evenings. The reservation fee ensures that we have a committed event and we know when to start to turn away other events looking for that same date.
Where should my DJ set up his equipment?
The best place for your DJ to set up as is close to the dance floor as possible. This avoids having tables between the DJ and the dance floor. Also a good “rule of thumb” is to seat the “younger crowd” closer to the speakers than the “older crowd.”
Can we give you a “Do Not Play” List?
Definitely! If you tell us not to play a specific song rest assured that “It will not be played.”
Do you “sub-contract” out to other DJ’s?
We don’t use sub-contractors. We don’t depend on someone else to show up on time, with their equipment, their vehicle, and their music. We have it all, and it all leaves from our location.
How interactive are your DJ’s?
Whether you want a conservative DJ or an outgoing Interactive DJ, it’s your choice. By default, we’re only as interactive as necessary to keep your guest having an incredible time on the dance floor. Even at our most outgoing level, we still remain totally professional and not “Cheesy” or “Corny.” We do not take the spotlight from the guest of honor, but rather “enhance” your event with interactive activities. Simply put we are interactive in a “classy” way.
How loud do you play the music?
We play the music at “Three point thirty three jigawatts…,” just kidding! One of the biggest complaints of bands and DJ’s alike, is that they play the music too loud. It doesn’t have to be that way! During cocktail and dinner hours our speakers will be positioned so that the sound will fill the room at a comfortable level. When the dancing starts, the speakers will be repositioned for maximum sound coverage on the dance floor and minimum sound exposure throughout the rest of the banquet room. This means that on the dance floor the music will be at a very comfortable, yet exciting level for dancing. Throughout the rest of the room the music will be predominant so that your guest can carry on a normal conversation without screaming! So if you want the music softer, we’ll play it softer. If you want it louder, we’ll play it louder. One of the problems some DJ companies have is that they control the music and the volume from behind the speakers so they only hear about 30% of the volume that the guests hear. We take the time often during the event to check the sound from other places in the room to make sure that the volume is “just right.”
How will you dress for my event?
It’s up to you! Normally, we wear a tuxedo for formal events. If you want us to wear something more casual, we can. We always make every reasonable attempt to accommodate your code of dress. For instance, if you want us to wear a costume for your costume party, we will. We will ask you what you want us to wear. It would look ridiculous for us to show up to a casual beach party in a tux, so let us know. Some options are Black Tuxedo, Black Suit, Shirt and Tie, “Business Casual,” golf style shirt, Hawaiian shirt and shorts, giant gorilla suit…. Whatever. We do not charge extra for formal wear as opposed to casual (some DJ’s do, so be sure to ask)… but we will probably charge more for that gorilla suit idea.
How are you trained?
We are trained yearly through nationally recognized seminars in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Florida, as well as monthly, with on-the-job and on-the-web training. We update our skills on a regular basis to stay modern and provide you with “Out of this world entertainment”.
Are you experienced?
Yes. We have been performing all over the Carolinas since 1994.
How much do I, as a client, need to do during my event?
Your DJ will act as your event planner to completely design and coordinate your event with you ahead of time, so all you need to do during the event is relax, dance, and enjoy yourself! With our experience and expertise, we will ensure that your event is memorable and flows smoothly. For instance, your Disc Jockey will coordinate with your photographer, to assure that you get the best photo opportunities for your photo album. Your DJ also coordinates with your videographer and banquet hall so that everyone involved with your event knows exactly what is happening at all times.
Are you insured?
We are fully insured. We carry a $1,000,000 liability policy that will protect us and the customer in the event that the unthinkable occurs.
Are you a member of any associations?
I am a proud member of the American Disc Jockey Association, the Greene County Chamber Of Commerce and DeeJayMasterMind as well as the current Vice President of the North Carolina Chapter of The American Disc Jockey Association.
Do you bring back up equipment?
Yes, I always bring it, but never have had to use it.