What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Every show is different, so why would we have a "one size fits all" pricing system? While we do have some established guidelines with respect to our pricing, we customize each quote individually to insure that we are able to give our clients the best rates available.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Our process usually starts with a phone call or email. We ask our potential clients a series of questions that are designed to help us clearly understand the particular needs and wants of the client.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Kyle-Co Entertainment has over 60 years of "Real World" experience in the entertainment industry. Kyle was an on-air radio personality for 20 years. He also worked as the "Main Attraction/DJ" at a high energy oldies themed night club called Miss. Molly's Good Golly Club.
Kyle is an alumnus of both Chauvet DJ Academy and American DJ University where he successfully completed ALL levels of coursework. (Level IV-Expert and Level III, respectively.)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
At 14 years old, I went to work with my brother at WUAL in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When I saw him DJing, I knew immediately that being a DJ was going to be my carreer.
What types of customers have you worked with?
During our 27 years in business, we have worked with clients from all walks of life. We have worked with corporate executives, business owners, military officers, private citizens, politicians and even children. We have performed at weddings, receptions, balls, dances, proms, dog shows, karate tournaments, political rallies, fashion shows, trade shows, corporate events, military events, sporting events and even riverboat cruises.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We love every job we do, but one of our recent favorites was for Wetumpka Middle School. This 2 hour show took a total of 7 hours. We arrived 3 hours early (as usual) and made sure all of our gear was set up perfectly in our allotted space. We tailored our set up to fit the venue. We made adjustments for those with special needs.Then the dance started! The kids were well mannered, and had a great time. They danced and partied for two solid hours! At the end of the show, it took us about one hour and 45 minutes to tear everything down and pack it up for transit. Bringing smiles to the faces of everyone involved, made the 7 hour show (2 hour performance) worth every second we put into it.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Please don't expect to hire a professional DJ for a couple of hundred bucks. Professional DJs have usually invested thousands of dollars in equipment and, have significant on-going expenses keeping their music fresh and up to date. You are also are paying a DJ for his skills and his time. When you book an event that is 3 hours long, please realize that for the DJ, that event is more like 7 to 8 hours long. DJs are usually the first people to arrive at, and the last people to leave an event. It can sometimes take 2 to 3 hours just to properly set up equipment and another couple of hours to tear it down. When you realize these factors, you will understand that the prices that professional DJs charge are really not "too expensive."
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Clients should think about what they want to accomplish. They should also think about what it would take to accomplish the outcome.