Event Types: Anniversaries, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s
Accepts: Cash, Check, Paypal, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Last Login: Dec 18, 2014
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Music Genres: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
DJ Style: AnyDayDJ.com IS: Professional, young & trendy, dependable, current with the new music & versed with the old music, tech-focused, fun, talented on the decks, empathetic, warm and inviting, friendly, family-oriented, and 100% here to serve the couple. //// AnyDayDJ.com IS NOT: Corny, late, old, unreliable, show-offy, overbearing on the microphone, unkempt, annoying, more concerned with texting than with your wedding, cheesey, a kids' birthday party clown, more concerned with snagging a free meal or a free drink than with doing our job, and a million other things we have seen from other DJs.
Limited music requests: Only as much as the laws of time and space can allow.
Your DJ Attire: Our DJs are well-dressed and trendy. No dorky tuxedos or fedoras.
Require client to provide songs: Thanks to the digital age, we are able to satisfy all song requests, even obscure YouTube performances.
DJs on team: We have four wedding DJs as of December 2014, with more on the way: Ramsey Coates, Sterling Barnes, Mindy Wilson, & Megan Davis.
Minimum DJ time: Two hours is our bare minimum for a wedding reception, but not recommended. For a reception to even get through the pageantry and a good meal requires at least three hours, but even that feels rushed.
Meeting before booking: Yes. We will meet with you as many times as you want to in between the time you sign the contract and the date of the event. We are even able to arrange for webcam meetings for destination weddings. These DJ appointments are crucial and we always deliver.
Ethnic / International Events: Though we don't specialize in any ethnic events, we are experienced in a variety of weddings of different cultures such as Cajun, Filipino, South & Central American, & Asian, among others.
Accept do-not-play list Yes, and we highly recommend it!
Provides own equip. We bring all of our own equipment, and most of our DJs own their equipment. If any equipment fails, we have a storage unit full of backups.
Special equip. offered Each DJ has a set of dance lighting such as rotating LEDs and sparkle lasers that fill the room.
Setup time needed: Our contract allows for 45 minutes, but with weddings we like to arrive around an hour to an hour and a half before scheduled show time. We prefer for the venue to have a table and linen for us so that we match the rest of the room, but we do have our own tables & linens if none are available.
Extra space requirements: At least a minimum of eight feet by four feet.
Sign or banner: We think it's tasteless for a DJ to set up a banner at a wedding, but we do have a small stack of business cards ready for anyone who asks.
Emcee between songs? Emceeing the event is the whole purpose of the wedding DJ industry. We are skilled orators and experienced in wedding flow. Our main hook is to get the job done and keep the guests informed and entertained without being overbearing or trying to hard to draw attention away from the couple and onto ourselves.
Techniques to Motivate Crowd: What sets us apart is our talent for knowing the music. With any crowd, we can infer that perfect song to get everyone out on the floor and mix it perfectly with the next perfect song. We don't beg people to get on the dance floor, and we don't get out there and try to teach guests how to do the Hokey Pokey; we do what DJs are supposed to do and play darn good music.
Require break meals: We normally do not take breaks. Also the client sometimes invites us to eat dinner with them and if so we wait until everybody has gone through the line and prepare ourselves a light meal that we can eat fairly fast and get back to work.
Music during breaks: If we do stop to eat, of course we'll have our playlist running on auto-play.
Backup plan for absences: As professionals, we NEVER back out on a contracted booking. If there ever was a worst case scenario, we have a team of wedding DJs available to fill in for each other in an emergency. That is one thing you will never get with a solo DJ. We get last minute calls all the time from brides/grooms who booked a solo DJ who backed out at the last minute. Don't let it happen to you!
Multiple bookings/day: We never book one DJ on more than one wedding in a day, period. Occasionally, we may book ourselves a nightclub gig after a wedding, but always with enough time in between. Nothing will ever take priority over your special day.
Overtime rate: If at the wedding you decide that you want more time than you booked, it's $200/hr and it must be given to the DJ before he/she goes into overtime. (Forgive this strict policy, but our DJs have been taken advantage of in the past.) To save money, we recommend booking your extra time before the day of the wedding for $150/hr instead.
Charges for travel: For weddings outside of the Pensacola/Gulf Breeze area we charge $.50/mile, and that goes straight to the DJ for their gas and travel time.
Required deposit: A 50% deposit and a signed contract are required to lock in the date, and the remaining balance is due 1 week before the event.