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Frequently Asked Questions for DJ
What music genres are in your collection?
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
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your DJ style:
Our entertainers totally tailor their performance to each couple's likes and dislikes. We can be as interactive, or as reserved as our clients wish us to be. It is your special day and you are the boss!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No. We work with each couple. Some are more "hands-on" with their music selection...and other's just request a few of their favorites and allow us to be creative. It is totally your choice.
What is your usual attire?
We dress as requested by each couple. Our standard dress is a tuxedo for weddings...but we have also been asked to wear other attire for theme receptions such as Caribbean etc...
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Not usually...however there have been rare circumstances where the clients have asked us to play their own personal recordings of songs. For ex: the bride singing to the groom etc..
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have 3 wedding packages to choose from...the first two packages offer one Disc Jockey / Master of Ceremonies...however, we also have the two other packages that include a dj team of two entertainers. This allows one entertainer to focus on music, as the other interacts with the guests and works with the other wedding vendors in order to keep the event moving forward.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We normally ask a 4 hour minimum , though we have made exceptions for special circumstances in the past.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
The majority of our brides do not feel the need to meet with their entertainer before booking, as the vast majority of our clients have seen us at various events and know which dj they wish to choose. This being said, we are certainly open to this for any couples who are interested.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Not at this time.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Certainly. We have a section for this in our planning system.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, we use some of the most in demand professional equipment on the market to ensure the absolute best sound for our clients. The music is always crystal clear and just the right volume. Furthermore, we bring complete back up to each event.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer numerous upgrades such as special effects lighting, bubbles, haze, video screens etc...that can be seen on our site at www.SteveMoody.com
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Though it only takes us about 45 minutes to set up, we usually arrive 90 minutes prior to the event in order to do a complete sound check and test all equipment. We also use this time to speak with the other event vendors, in order to go over all of the details. We want your event to come across totally polished from all aspects.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
We are very compact and can work in tight conditions of smaller venues. However, in larger venues we bring larger sound systems.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do not bring any signs or banners that would detract from the ambience of your special day. When folks are curious about who we are, we just hand them a business card.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
In most cases our clients request that we make all of their announcements. All of our entertainer have received formal training in public speaking and are extremely comfortable on the microphone. From time to time, we do have clients that do not wish to have any of the formalities at their reception and would rather us just play music (more like a party atmosphere). We are totally open to our client's vision for their day.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Our level of interaction is based solely on the tastes of each couple. We do have several amazing routines that always work to get the crowd up and on the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require a meal to be provided. Our only requirement form our clients, is to let us know if a meal will be provided or not...so that our entertainers can make other arrangements if necessary. Many times our entertainers are investing in a lenghty day for weddings receptions. Though the actual reception may only be 4 or 5 hours long. They are on the go much longer when including their travel and set up time, along with tear down.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
If we were asked to take a break....certainly. Otherwise we provide continious entertainment.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes we have several djs on staff if this were to ever be an issue. To this date none of our contracted djs have ever had to miss a performance for any reason. (Should we knock on wood?)
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Not with Weddings. When booking a wedding with us..you have your entertainer's complete and undivided attention on that particular day.
What is your overtime rate?
We are frequently asked to keep the party going. We have a standard rate $180.00 for each additional hour of overtime.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Our travel expenses vary depending on the distance. For ex....if we are travelling several hours away, we may require an additional fee for a room etc..
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a payment of $350.00 as a retainer to hold the event date at your signing of the contract. The remaing balance is not due until the day of your reception.