You will have an in-person consultation and a final meeting with us just before the event. We will arrive 60 to 90 minutes prior to your event to begin setting up. Each package includes a complete DJ system with a cordless microphone, speakers, state-of-the-art digital players, and back-up equipment, along with a digital playlist catered to your special event. We will be dressed in appropriate attire and will be your Master of Ceremonies (if you wish) to make all announcements and play your requested music throughout your event.
How much does a wedding dress cost? As you can see, there is no cut and dried answer and that is why we recommend you to set up a consultation with us. We want to listen to you describe to us your vision for your event. We will ask you some questions, present some ideas and by the time we are done, we will have a great understanding of the vision and the possibilities of what we can achieve to instill class, fun and merriment.
With today's technology, we are able to provide you with any style of music and find most, if not all, of the songs you request. This includes, and is not limited to, 40's Big Band Swing to all of today's current music, along with various types of ethnic music. We do have a list of the 200 or so MOST popular and requested songs in my 12+ years of experience in doing events (see music page). This list is a good list to look at when planning any event because it lists some of the top dance songs ever and will give you some ideas to consider that you may not have thought of, given the literally hundreds of thousands of songs out there that are available.
Yes. We will travel to most anywhere in Oregon or SW Washington. If the event is over 100 miles away from Portland, we may require a motel/hotel room be provided as part of the package.
Once you have decided what you want and the company that you want to book, it is advisable to book right away. That way you don't run the risk of someone beating you to the punch for that vendor on your date. I would say that this goes for all vendors, such as venue, caterer, photographer, DJ etc.
Yes. A signed contract and a non-refundable retainer of $100 is required; which is applied to the total, with the balance due on or before the event date.
Call us at (503) 752-4489 or email us to make an appointment. Evening appointments are available on most days. Weekend appointments are also available depending upon our event schedule. Most consultations take 45 minutes to an hour.
You are guaranteed to get your agreed upon DJ on the day of your event unless other arrangements have been made.
Yes, we do have references that you may call if desired.
I will be dressed appropriately for your event. I can wear a suit, shirt and tie, dress casual or dress to your themed event. A shirt & tie is the norm.
We like to set up our equipment early in the afternoon. This gives us an opportunity to make sure everything is perfect before your guests arrive.
A question not enough people ask! A typical setup requires an area 5 feet by 10 feet for our equipment and lighting. We also need 1 15-20 amp electrical outlet within 50 feet of our setup. This circuit should be dedicated to our system solely, with no other power draws. We can fit into a smaller area depending on where our speakers and lighting are placed. If a larger system is needed, these requirements may change.
Yes, we do. We play as many requests as we possibly can, as long as it is appropriate to the occasion and to your guidelines. If you have a specific song you do not wish to have played, we will not play it...period!
We get asked this a lot! With the exception of themed events, our answer is; "Why pay someone to do the job and then do it yourself?" We are skilled at reading crowds and adjusting the music selection to suit your guests’ tastes. Of course, if you have some selections you wish to have played, not a problem. We do request to have the flexibility to cater to your guests in the event your selections do not work.
Yes, this is one of the reasons I bring a cordless microphone to each event. If there is a fire, I can still announce whilst running at full speed towards the exit. ;+)
Entertainment is not that important to a party.
Parties by definition are an entertainment function. It's the entertainment that drives every function.
DJs don’t need an extensive knowledge of music.
This knowledge must encompass 70 years of popular music of all styles. Guests often make requests without knowing either the correct song title or artists and the DJ must be able to figure it out.
All the equipment fits in the back of your Toyota sedan.
Professional quality audio gear is big and heavy. It does not fit in the trunk of a typical passenger car. Vans and trailers are essential for transporting professional DJ sound systems and music libraries.
Set up is easy and it only takes 15 minutes.
The average set up time for a professional disc jockey is about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Some venues can take over twice that of time where access is hindered by lack of an elevator, ramp and parking proximity. The amount and type of equipment required for large shows can also add to the set up time.
Good parties just happen.
Good parties don't just happen on their own without some guidance. The key is timing and experience. The only person at a party who has control of the pace is the DJ because he starts and stops the party with the music and microphone.
It takes no training - Anyone can be announce the songs - It looks easy!
There is no formal institution or training facility for mobile DJs. If a DJ makes his job look easy, it is because he has learned his trade only one way: Experience. Learning the control functions of a CD player is easy. However, smooth presentation and music mixing takes many years behind the console. If it were so easy, everyone would be doing it.
DJs have a lot of fun at parties and get paid for it.
DJs are not guests at parties. They are working under pressure and have a huge responsibility for the out come of the event. People often rank their weddings as the most important day of their lives next to the day their children are born. Yet some will give this responsibility to the lowest bidder. The stress levels and expectations run very high during these events. After all the planning and expenses are invested the ultimate outcome of a wedding is placed almost solely in the hands of the DJ. I will add to this, however: If my customers are having fun, then I am also having fun!
DJs only work for 4 or 5 hours.
The length of a party is a small fraction of the time a DJ invests in that event. It is the only part you see. Consultations, equipment upkeep, music library maintenance and the daily routine of business operations are all critical in making that show a success.
Once the equipment is paid off, the rest is all profit. There is no overhead.
Like every business, DJ's incur continuing costs of doing business. Transportation, insurances, new music and equipment, office supplies, advertising, promotion postage, telephone, repairs are just a few of the normal expenses.
And The #1 Misconception About Mobile DJ Entertainers Is...
They are all pretty much the same anyway.
To say that all DJ's are all alike is to say that people are all alike. Never assume that recorded music levels the playing field. Personalities on the microphone can vary as much as singer's voices. Experience and music knowledge all make a big difference. Professional DJ's have there own unique style, music and presentation. A good DJ can adjust his style to fit the event. A presentation at a School party should be a lot different than a Retirement Dinner Dance or a Wedding for a couple in their 30's. Experienced DJ's know the difference and you should be aware of the many subtle and substantial differences that distinguish Mobile DJ Entertainers.
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