Q: What is included in your flat-rate quote?
A: Everything you would want at your event depending on the package you select: Music, MC, dance lighting, uplighting, slideshows, videos, KARAOKE, interactive trivia, fog machine, bubble machine, setup, preparation, administrative tasks, and travel. The optional-additional equipment include a generator and portable hardwood dance floor.
Q: What attire will you wear to your event?
A: I will be dressed appropriately for your event to include themed or casual parties. Normal wedding attire is a suit and tie and Polo shirt and slacks for events.
Q: Do you offer Karaoke services?
A: YES! Very few mobile DJs in this area offer both. I DO! My catalog consists of over 300,000 titles to include new releases. I have a link to part of my library on the TOOLS page and weblinks will be posted at your event. During your event, tablets will be provided in case your guests do not have Internet access.
Q: I am interested in your services, how do I get things started?
A: I begin with a no-obligation in-person consultation near your location. This will give the opportunity to meet each other and discuss your event and I can explain what I have to offer you. If you choose to use my services we work the administrative details out and you will be booked. Administrative details include the contract and a deposit (retainer). Your planning workbook is web-based and I will send your portal login information upon booking. If there is a large distance between us, we can communicate by video, phone and email using electronic documents.
Q: Will you play requests from the guests?
A: The music we play at events include songs that are the ones that are popular and keep the energy going. We will take a request, but keep in mind some songs requested are not appropriate for the event.
Q: What kind of events do you serve, just weddings?
A: We serve any and all events. Weddings are the most popular, but We have/also serve(d) school events, corporate events, holiday parties, birthday parties, private parties, golf tournament reception, house parties, motorcycle "bike night", sporting events, and more!
Q: Speaking of playlists, What can I expect?
A: I have a very extensive music library with about every genre to include several different languages. I play what my clients want to hear, it is YOUR event! We can discuss the music at the consultation. For those who need a little help with song choices for their wedding ceremony and reception, I have song suggestions under my "TOOLS" tab.
Q: Do you have wireless microphones?
A: Yes, I have 10 of them. 5 handheld and five tie-clip style.
Q: What time will you arrive to your event?
A: Setup takes around 45 to 120 minutes depending on the amount of equipment required. We always add additional time in case we need to swap out equipment pieces that are not working. We will have music playing and be ready before the arrival of your guests.
Q: Will I be able to play a song from my iPhone at the event?
A: Our library is very large. The music in our library is high bit-rate and sounds great at all volumes. If we do not have a specific song you desire, we can get it! We will coordinate this during planning.
Q: Will you be able to play a photo slideshow during the event?
A: Absolutely! We have HD LED TVs hooked to a dedicated MacBook for video. You will provide the .jpg images to be displayed using PowerPoint, iPhoto, or another method. A video may also be played over the TVs with audio over the DJ speakers.
Q: What types of venues are you able to accommodate?
A: Any! We have different equipment capable of filling a small room, banquet hall, outdoor areas small and large, or about any other location imaginable with rich, full sound. We have the capability to use additional speakers in adjoining rooms as required.
Q: My wedding ceremony is at a different location than the reception, will this be a problem?
A: Not a problem. We have a dedicated setup just for wedding ceremonies that are at a different location than the reception. It includes high-power speakers, a mixing board, wireless microphones, and computer. This is INCLUDED in the flat-rate price of certain packages! We will have music playing for your guests at the ceremony before they are scheduled to arrive AND have the main setup in place at the reception site.
Q: My wedding will be in a remote location away from buildings and power. Will this be a problem?
A: Absolutely no problem! I have battery-powered equipment. I also have two generators. Generators are not included in my flat-rate pricing, but a low-cost addition.
Q: Is this your full-time business?
A: Yes. My clients and my company are my complete focus. My associate, Rico, is a full-time DJ and places just as much focus as I do. This is NOT a hobby or something we do "on-the-side". This adds to your confidence in our service!
Q: I want someone who can do more than play one song after another. An iPhone can be a "jukebox" for my wedding. What do you have to offer?
A: During social hour and dinner, music is played in the background at a moderate volume since people are having conversations and we will play the full-length songs. During open dance time we will play the music at a higher volume since dancing is the main focus. We will mix and beat match the songs with smooth transitions resulting in non-stop dancing for all ages and music tastes.
Q: I have been to events that had a DJ that just played music, do you interact with the crowd?
A: Absolutely! We make the necessary announcements and when there needs some encouragement, I provide it. We are NOT DJs who talks just to hear our own voices, that is just annoying!
Q: What sound equipment do you use and do you have backup equipment?
A: I invested a large amount into my equipment and only use top-grade professional equipment. Please see the equipment page for details. "Life happens", each DJ has a complete backup setup on-hand in case of equipment failure. The show goes on!
Q: Did I see that you can officiate a wedding?
A: Correct! I am ordained and able to officiate certain events. I have a "Letter of good standing" for weddings in Nevada and New York and my license for Hawai'i.
Q: Why should I choose you over the competition?
A: I take pride in what I do and commit my all to each and every event. I have experience in many different segments of the DJ industry. I offer my services with flat-rate prices without surprises. I have 2 additional offerings to include a 10'X12' hardwood dance floor and generators available upon demand for a small extra charge. I have substantiating feedback that reflects the quality of my work and my business. I am not the cheapest, but "you get what you pay for".
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