Professionalism and Dependability = Peace of Mind!
Below you will find questions that people have often asked me as they searched for a DJ. All over this Web site, I have tried to give you as much detail as possible and answer every conceivable thought, but perhaps the following are still uppermost in your mind. Should you have any other questions, never hesitate to email me. I will try to answer them all to the best of my ability:
Yes, I am! When I decided to start my own business (having worked for a company that employed many DJs), I elected to have only one Disc Jockey, ME!
I never, ever, subcontract my work. I'm the same person who is showing up at your event. No surprises!
Playing music is a small part of being a professional Disc Jockey. To take away the stresses and pressures so you can enjoy your day, I will become your Master of Ceremonies and Coordinator.
As your MC, I'll make sure that every item you have planned for is fulfilled in a timely manner, and followed by the proper announcements, letting your guests know what's happening next.
As your Coordinator, I will work with your other vendors to keep everyone on the same page, insuring a smooth flow to your event.
Of course! You should know the music tastes of family, friends and guests better than me, and that is why you will select all your favorite music, should you wish to do so!
The only thing I ask is that you keep in mind your different age groups, when selecting music, so everyone has a chance to have a good time!
If it is a Wedding, you will find me Tuxedo Attired, unless you are having a Theme Wedding (Hawaiian, Country, etc.) and you request different attire.
For any other function, you will see me dressed in a black suit, white shirt, and tie.
Well, I can't compete with family because as the saying goes: blood is thicker than water. However, since Uncle Jim probably has scissors, does that make him a wedding dress seamstress? I'm sure he has tools; does that make him a professional jeweler? Perhaps he's a great cook; does that make him a professional caterer?
Just because Uncle Jim (or a good friend with an iPod) plays great music at a backyard barbeque, doesn't mean he can handle the complexities of directing a high quality party.
Keep in mind that Top Quality is never an accident. It's always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, and skillful execution. I believe that your event day is special, and that it deserves the highest attention to details to make it a great success.
I'm always doing research to see where competitors' prices stand in comparison to mine, and today's DJ rates for a 4 hour event run between $ 350 to $ 5,000+. I have also kept in mind that lots of other DJ companies, even some that are priced way higher than mine, do not own as much music as I do, let alone bring them ALL to your event.
My 4 hour rate of $ 1195 is within that average!
Don't laugh, there are many times when I'm asked this question, and the above question on the same day! I am sure that when you are quoted a $2000 rate for only four hours, my price of $1195 for 4 hours might seem miniscule in comparison.
I will attempt to answer the reasoning behind our rates a bit further. Most people invite around 150 guests to a party. Divide our $1195 rate by 150 guests and that's about $8 per person, cheaper than each person going out to a good LA nightclub (like those asking outrageous cover charges and/or minimum drink purchases), yet I am traveling to you. Reasonable? You bet!
I have been DJ'ing for 25 years now.
Since 1992, the year that I started my own company, I have concentrated mainly on Weddings which are about 80% of my business. The other 20% typically are: Corporate parties, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Reunions, etc.
Absolutely! There is no other way to know the personality of an individual unless you meet them face to face. Remember, you are trusting your special moment to that person.
I prefer to meet you at the site of your party because it allows me to answer any questions that you could have concerning that facility's setup, and the flow of your event.
No, but I have something better, my Evaluation Reports! They reveal a deeper insight about the work that I have done for my clients, than showing you a bunch of people dancing.
When we meet, you will have the chance to review evaluations from the last 3 years! You can also review the Testimonials page, and read selected evaluations from the past 12 years.
Most of the parties that I do are private affairs. I don't allow strangers to suddenly appear at these events. That's not the moment to conduct business, in my opinion. I need all the time I have to bring in & position my equipment, perform sound checks, go over your timeline with all the vendors, and get dressed, ready for your guests' arrival. You don't want strangers coming in and ruining your day! Believe me, I have seen enough of that!
When I first started DJ'ing, working for a company in Orange County that used to do that sort of thing, I had so many bad experiences with that concept (people hanging around; not dressed properly; with babies in tow; drinking from the bar; eating hors d'oeuvres, etc.) that I promised myself I would never do that to any of my clients, if and when I started my business. Besides, you can't stay there just a few minutes, and get a good sense of what I can do for 4 or more hours! I would love to meet you anywhere else.
This must be part of a handout given to brides and grooms, because I'm often asked this question. Suffice it to say that my role is to make your party dreams and wishes come true. People always have many ideas of how something should be, and that's where I come in.
Perhaps the reason you are hiring me is because I can offer you the necessary knowledge (by frequently performing different styles of parties) for your event to be a success! If you are like most people, this could be the first time planning a big party. I guarantee that 25 years of my experience will help you during the planning process.
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