Where can I find your new DJ website?
You can find Jeff's new website here.
Why should we hire you and not another DJ?
I let my clients answer that question for me. Please visit my What They're Saying page for reasons why many people think that I run at the front of the pack.
What is your pricing?
Wedding receptions are priced at between $1,295 and $1,495 depending on the length, scope and location of your event, and your technical needs. Keep in mind that the DJ you hire will, without question, make or break your event. Hiring a competent DJ, one who knows how to run the show behind the scenes so that you can just sit back, relax and enjoy yourself without having to worry about things not getting done in a timely fashion or done smoothly and properly; one who exceeds expectations based on his or her letters of reference; this should be priority number one. Your entertainment professional is the one vendor you don't want to cut corners on. Years from now, when your guests reflect back upon your special day, they probably will not remember what the center pieces were or what the cake looked and tasted like, or even what they had to eat, but they will definitely, without question, mark my words here, remember if the party rocked or if the DJ blew it. With me, you are in good hands. But don't take my word for it. Click here to see for yourself what my clients think about the job that I do.
Do you have a video of you that we can watch?
I don't. The reason why is because I customize each reception to your specifications. If you watch a video of me at a wedding where the bride and groom have completely different tastes in music than you, my fear is that the video would hurt more than help me. Instead, I have audio mixes that you can listen to (so that you can hear how I mix/blend songs to keep the momentum building on the dance floor-these are located at my new website) and dozens of letters of reference for you to review.
Do you provide lighting options and have package deals?
Yes. Please visit our sister company's website, www.eventlightingconcepts.com, for more information on lighting options and packages.
Are you able to emcee our event?
Yes. I'm a seasoned professional emcee and have a masters degree in public speaking; however, I tend to keep the talking to a minimum. My focus is on you and your guests having a good time and not on making the event all about me. All announcements will be done in good taste.
We do not live in your area. Is it possible to have a face to face interview over the internet?
Absolutely. Skype is an excellent way of doing this when an in-person meeting is not feasible.
Do you take credit cards?
At this time I only take cash or check; however, a credit card feature will be added to the website in the near future.
Are you insured?
Yes. I am fully insured.
Do you take requests?
Of course. I work closely with you to plan your event well ahead of time and encourage you to put a 'must play' list together as well as a 'do not play' list. Most of my clients give me a limited number of must play songs because they trust me to use my discretion, exercise good judgment and read the crowd to determine where to go and not to go with the music in order to keep the dance floor packed all night long. But it's really your call. I also take requests from your guests and fit them into the mix when I feel it is the most appropriate time to do so based on what songs/genre they are responding to at the moment the request is made and how far into the event we are. As a seasoned DJ I understand that it's all about timing.
How will you dress for the occasion?
I dress professionally and tastefully, typically in a dark suit. I do not wear a tuxedo or vest with sparkles (hopefully to your relief!).
Do you use professional equipment?
Absolutely. Nothing but the best. The Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus decks and the Pioneer DJM800 mixer are in a class all their own and rarely find themselves outside some of the best clubs in the country. QSC K-Series speakers and subwoofer are elite in their class and provide clear and even sound to all areas of a room. I also have back up equipment on hand in the unlikely event that something was to go wrong.
How much time do you allow for set up?
I usually only need an hour to set up but always get to a gig at least 2 hours ahead of time. Part of this time is spent setting up the gear and the rest is spent touching base with the coordinator of your event to make sure that all of the t's are crossed and i's dotted. Anyone involved in the production will receive a typed schedule. My attention to detail, careful planning and clear communication with vendors is paramount.
What kind of music do you play?
It really depends on the crowd and what they are responding to as well as what we discussed in our pre-event meeting. If you are looking for a DJ who will play line dances and teach people how to dance them, then I'm probably not a good fit for your event. If you are looking for a DJ to rock the party and keep the dance floor packed all night then we should talk.
What happens in case you are sick the day of our event?
I am in excellent health, eat well, exercise regularly and have never missed a gig in the 10 years I've been a pro DJ. If for some reason it was necessary, I would find a suitable replacement. If you are not satisfied with the replacement, I will refund 100% of my fee.
How do I get in touch with you?
First off, thanks for taking the time to read these FAQ's! I look forward to hearing from you. You can bang on my door here.