Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will the disc jockey you speak to be the one who performs at your event?
Be aware that some D.J. companies act as booking agencies that assign many D.J.’s to functions they book. To avoid any last minute surprises, make sure that you have spoken with the person who will be performing at your function before you book the event. You may get an experienced D.J. or you may get a D.J. that just purchased a ‘DJ Startup Kit’ and now wants learn how to D.J. at your event. Don’t let your event be a training session for someone with little or no experience. We keep our DJ staff limited to 7 DJ’s. All 7 DJ’s have over 10 years experience or more.
Q: Is the disc jockey willing to meet with you for an interview before you hire them?
It is important that the D.J. you choose be a serious professional who is willing to dedicate time and effort to your event. This commitment should start before any agreements are made, and a dedicated professional should be happy to meet with you to answer any questions. Always make sure you have met with a potential D.J. before making a final decision. We are available to speak over the phone and e-mail as much as you feel comfortable with. Clients in different provinces, countries or over seas we usually arrange a Skype meeting to talk to Adam and the DJ before the event.
A recommendation from another person is a great way to find out if a D.J. is right for your function. A person, especially an industry professional, is a lot more believable than a slick brochure sent in the mail. When you ask for references make sure you get previous clients and properties at which the D.J. has performed. You can view our reviews on our web site as well. It’s tied directly to the reviews we received on WeddingWire.com.
Many events follow a specific format. It is essential that the D.J. be familiar and experienced with the format of your event. Choosing a D.J. with adequate experience will help to assure that your event runs smoothly. An experienced D.J. will be able to handle unforeseen circumstances and work in coordination with the photographer, caterer, and other services. All our DJs have plenty of experience for every event.
In selecting a D.J. you will probably encounter a wide variety of prices and packages. Be sure and consider the value of the entertainment. Keep in mind that the entertainment can either make or break an event, even though the price of the services are a small percentage of the entire costs. Remember that cut rates often equal cut corners and although some D.J.’s may have lower prices, they may not have the experience and expertise of others. Search for dedicated individuals who, although they may be a little higher priced, will assure the success of your event. With some companies you may get a good price, but with others you will receive more than your money’s worth.
Make sure that the D.J. uses only professional audio equipment. Pro audio equipment is made to handle the demanding conditions that are required of a Mobile sound system. A system comprised of only pro equipment is far less likely to fail and will look and sound better than a home built system. We bring back up equipment to every one of our events. Even though we use professional equipment, anything can happen with technology. For this reason we come prepared.
Our D.J. will just play music. Adam will help with the what is needed for the event. Adam will always be available to you prior to your function to discuss music selections and coordinate the your needs for the event. By combining your suggestions with their professional input, an itinerary should be prepared before the function. This will allow our D.J. to focus on the itinerary of your function while you sit back and enjoy it.
The D.J. should do more than just play music and should be prepared to handle any announcements and special events throughout your event. There are many options for specialty games and crowd participation dances which can enhance any event. Whether you prefer wild or mild, you should be able to decide exactly how interactive the entertainment will be before the event takes place. We will handle all announcements and introductions as per the clients request. If any additional MC duties are required we would recommend our professional MC.
It is important that your D.J. looks the part by dressing in formal of semiformal attire (dependant on event type). Be sure to specify the type of apparel that your D.J. should use. There should be no added fee charged for formal attire. Our DJs will be professionally dressed for any event.
It is important for your D.J. to know exactly what type of musical preferences and entertainment needs you have for your event. They should be willing to listen to your ideas and suggestions. They should make themselves available prior to your event to discuss selections. They should be earnest in accepting the songs you have chosen to be played as well as those you have chosen not to be played. Special requests should never be a problem and your D.J. should be willing to play them where they are appropriate.
Our professional DJs will be polite and courteous towards all guests at all times. We will be prepared to handle all announcements and special events on the day of your event.
Punctuality is a necessity, and as professionals they should be aware of their responsibilities to their clients. Normal time spent setting up and removing equipment is a part of the entertainment fee. We will arrive early enough to setup all equipment well before start time.
It is extremely important to have your booking confirmed in writing. All terms of the agreement should be in writing to avoid any complications at a later date. Our contract is online and already in your client site along with invoices and your questionnaire.
Insurance is part of any legitimate business to protect yourself, your guests and the DJ company you choose. Additionally, some venues are requiring entertainers to provide proof of liability insurance before they can work at the venue. We are fully licensed and insured.
We require a 25% deposit in order to save your date on our calendar. You can make this payment through online banking or Paypal.
Everything is available to fill out within your client site. Once your contract is signed and finish with your deposit payment, you will have your client site to work use right up until your event. You simply only need to login to your client site to view our “General Information Form”, “Contract” and “Questionnaire”. Our questionnaires have a song choices of the most popular wedding choices to help out your music requests for your special day.