Frequently Asked Questions For Hiring a DJ
#1 – Are we guaranteed to have you as our DJ on the day of our event?
Yes! I do not “double book” myself for any day. I have heard that some DJ’s are doing just that, booking themselves for two events on the same day and then taking the better paying event and telling the others something came up and they are no longer available. This usually happens just a short time before the event, leaving the customer scrambling to find someone else.
#2 – How many years of experience do you have?
I have been DJ’ing full-time for the last 12 years and part time for 2 years before that, 14 years total. The number of weddings I have performed at is over 350. Total events that I have performed at is in the 1000 plus range.
#3 – My we call your references?
Yes! A list of referrals can be found on Reviews page. Each month I send survey requests to customers asking them to provide feedback on the quality of entertainment they have received.
#4 – Do you belong to any professional associations or trade groups?
Yes. I am a proud members of the American Disc Jockey Association! I attend local chapter meetings, attend national DJ conventions and seminars, all geared toward professional growth and the success of the events I perform.
#5 – Will you allow requests?
Yes. You have the option of creating your music preference list. I also provide “state-of-the-art” database searches at your function, allowing your guests to make “on the spot” requests. I respect the fact that you may not want to hear certain types (genres) of music played, I depend on you to communicate that information to me. Communication is the key, your input is important to the success of the event!
#6 – How early will you be there to set up?
Set-up depends on the type of function and equipment required. Larger parties usually require more equipment and set-up time. For most situations I arrive 1.5 – 2.0 hours early to begin load-in. My goal is to have all equipment set-up & sound checks complete thirty minutes prior to the arrival of your first guest.
#7 – How will you be dressed?
My dress depends on the function and the requirements of the customer. I will ask you what is appropriate for your function! If you are having a “themed” event, make sure you let me know so I can dress appropriately.
#8 – Are you insured?
Yes. I carry $1 Million commercial general liability with $2 million aggregate coverage. Many venues are beginning to require proof of coverage, ask to see a Certificate of Liability insurance for your peace of mind!
#9 – Do you use professional gear?
Yes. I use professional-grade electronic equipment, you will not see a home stereo system at one of our events!
#10 – Will you provide an emergency back-up system at our event? Yes. The success of your event is very important to me. I will have backup equipment available in the event of an unexpected, catastrophic failure! I plan for the unexpected, which includes illness or accidents. My affiliation with the American Disc Jockey Association provides many resources in the event of an emergency
Note: Booking a reliable Disc Jockey is a very important decision for the success of your party. Selecting a Disc Jockey who is an active member of the American Disc Jockey Association will provide you with the confidence that you have selected a trained professional. A.D.J.A. members are more likely to be involved with other Disc Jockey’s who can help them out with an unexpected situation! Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and special events are often once in a lifetime opportunities. A back-up system and back-up plan protects your investment!