Q. Will you play song requests from our
A. Yes, but please understand that some songs will not be played if the presenter feels its incorrect for the type of environment and the type of event - for example we wouldn't play "Rage Against The Machine" song at your Grandfathers 80'th birthday. The DJ is the one who will know what songs will work & what time it would be most appropriate to play them. The DJ is governed by his dance floor. If the DJ feels other people won't like or wouldn’t perhaps dance to the song you have chosen it will either be played at a more appropriate time or not at all. We have to use our judgement to be able play to a crowd as whole & not just individual guests.
Q. How should I go about compiling a repertoire list?
A. As a rule it is better to request a core of, say, 15-20 songs, and let the DJ use his expertise to compile the rest of the music list, basing his programme on the styles of the music that you have specifically requested.
Although you can specify every song, bear in mind that this gives the DJ no flexibility if your guests don't dance to the songs you like. We guarantee to play your requests, provided they are currently available on UK release.
Q. The venue has there own resident DJ, why should I use you?
A. Some venues have a 'Resident DJ' who they try to insit upon their clients to use and this can be a big risk. Even some of the supposedly high-end venues just book the cheapest Disco they can find regardless of quality or performance, then charge double or triple that cost to you! But more importantly your function is still not as successful as you hoped. Of course some hotels have excellent Resident DJs but why take that risk? Of someone you can not meet or discuss your requirements with before your special day. Don't be pushed into having who the venue want - it's your even - you should have that choice!
Q. Are You Insured?
A. Yes, we have public liability insurance to the value of £5 million for your peace of mind.
Q. Are You Safe?
A. All our equipment has PAT (portable appliance tested) certificates and is regularly serviced.
Q. What Equipment Will You Use?
A. This depends on the service booked, appropriate sound, lighting & video equipment will be supplied to your venue. See seperate roadshows for further details. (Click Here For Images)
Q. When do we pay?
A. Payment is required in cash on the night or cheque and credit card in advance.
Q. I'd like you to go on a bit longer than
we booked you for... what do we have to do?
A. So long as the venue operators don't mind and will allow it, then this is not a problem. Please take into account bars & venues have liquor & entertainment licences with strict guidelines to work to. If there is no problem then just let the presenter or one of the event team know before the end (or near the end) of the event. Overtime will be charged at a fixed agreed rate per hour or part thereof. This does not include additional cost of room hire for the venue operators. Please understand if the venue is found to be in breach of licensing laws then we are not held responsible for their actions.
Q. How long does it take your crew to
set-up and when do you need access to the building?
A. The crew takes about 60 minutes to set up, this depends on the type of the event, the access to the building and of course other factors such as if there is more than one act on at the event. So we ask for access at least 1 hour before the start of the event or before your guests arrive. Extra time is sometimes needed for equipment & safety checks.
Please understand if you have a band or another artist as well as ourselves they will usually pack up & leave before a disco does so ideally we would like to be the 1st to set up as we are the last to leave.
Q. How Do You Dress?
A. Appropriately for the occasion. Consultation is conducted with the client as to your requirements:
Q. Do You Carry Back Up Equipment?
A. Yes we have sufficent backup equipment with us at all times should anything go wrong.
Q. How much do we normally charge?
A. This depends on several factors. The date & time, the venue location, the amount of equipment we need to use, how many guests are coming and transport costs.
Q How many "watts" is your sound
A. Sadly this is something the HiFi world needs to get to grips with. People always seem to think bigger or more watts = louder, this is not the case.
Q. I've never arranged a party before...
what would you suggest is best & what advice could you give me?
A. If you haven't got far with your planning yet here are some basics pointers.
If it is a small party, a village hall or
community centre may be better option than a pub. You also have to
remember children are not allowed in many pubs so check when you book if
kids are allowed, especially if you are planning to invite families. Most
pubs with separate function rooms will allow children. Some pubs do offer
free room hire but check on this as sometimes the catch is that they supply
the buffet. If you are local to us we can offer you a few suggestions.
For an evening event you need to plan it so that all the food and possibly speeches are out of the way by at the very latest. This will give you a balance of a quiet time to chat with old friends before and during the meal/buffet with plenty of time left to dance. Also make sure if you can that your venue has access for entertainment prior to the invited guests arriving. There is nothing more unprofessional than having the Disco staff carry in equipment while your guests are arriving.
Q. Do you do this full time?
A. Yes our livelihood is dependent on giving you more than your money’s worth. Our business has soared over the years as a direct result of referrals from satisfied customers. We zealously protect our reputation by striving to be the best DJ company around.
Q. Can I afford you?
A. Yes. We have structured several packages in ways to bring our services within reach of most of our clients. We’re not the cheapest in town, nor the most expensive, but we think we are the best. You be the judge. You get a lot of entertainment for you money with BCs.
Q. Will you still be in business on our wedding day?
A. Yes we have several years successful track record. But this is a good question. Many DJ companies come and go. We frequently get calls from clients whose functions are a week away and their DJ has them down. We’ll be there, you can count on it.