|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.|
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About this pro
Bill R.Jun 6, 2018VerifiedTimothy J.'s reply
Well, I am a little confused by this review. Let me explain using a timeline. Events as follows: May 5th, 2018 at 3:21 PM - I received an email from Thumbtack indicating Bill R. is looking for a Karaoke Machine Rental May 5th, 2018 at 3:23 PM – I sent Bill R. a quote for Karaoke service. May 5th, 2018 at 4:21 PM – Bill R. viewed my quote June 6st, 2018 at 11:02 AM – Bill R. sent me a message wanting to know my next availability. June 6st, 2018 at 11:04 AM – I respond indicating I am available on August 18th, 2018 and I asked if he needed service on a different date. June 6st, 2018 at 11:07 AM – Bill’s wife sent me a message asking about August 25th being available. Also she asked if I had any promotional video or an upcoming public performance we could watch? June 6st, 2018 at 11:10 AM – I respond, “Sure, August 25th is available. I invite her to any event I was doing later that evening. June 6st, 2018 at 11:15 AM – Bill’s wife says “I saw your videos – great (Paula)! Do you have “It Had Better Be Tonight by Michael Buble?” “Doesn’t matter…we want to hire you for Bill’s xxth birthday!” June 6st, 2018 at 11:16 AM – I respond saying I will check. June 6st, 2018 at 11:16 AM – I respond “Yes, It is my karaoke collection. This song came out in 2007. June 6st, 2018 at 11:16 AM – Bill says “Let’s start the process.” June 6st, 2018 at 11:18 AM – I sent the following message “The next step in the process is to setup an initial planning meeting somewhere near where you are. At Starbucks or McDonald's will do. At this meeting I will ask many details about your event, start on the music planner, complete the DJ/MC/Karaoke Service contract, and collect a small deposit. When and where would you like to meet? Tim” June 6st, 2018 at 11:21 AM – Bill says “How about meeting at our house so you can check out the venue? We're retired, so name a couple of dates/times that work for you.” June 6st, 2018 at 11:46 AM – Bill marked me as hired. Also he provides me his address and we agree to meet on June 7th at 12 noon. June 6st, 2018 at 12:42 PM – Review Posted. In other words, I have not met Bill yet, there is not a contract in place yet, and karaoke service has not being provided yet (scheduled for August 25th, 2018).
Tim worked with us and went beyond the normal DJ he came to a practice and even made us a Cd for the kids to practice with. The music was wonderful and we would definitely use him againMay 10, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is a simple flat rate. The client and I decide on a fair price and that's it. A great performance on my part will yield additional clients later.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Once hired (sometime before hired) I setup an initial planning meeting somewhere near the new customer? At this planning meeting I will ask many questions about their event and complete my DJ/MC/Karaoke Requirements Checklist. I will explain all the components I can provide for their event. Next we will start on the music planner. Follow the start of the planner we will complete the DJ/MC/Karaoke service contract. After this meeting I will conduct a sight survey (if it is a new venue to me) in order to determine how much gear I will need to bring, make sure power is sufficient and learn a few other things about the venue. Two months before the new customer's event I will make a follow up call to see how the planning is going. One month before the new customer's event I will discover other vendors hired for the event. Two weeks prior to the event I will finalize the planner and make sure all the vendors out working from the planner I developed. In most cases I will be the MC coordinating the event. On the day of the event I arrive 3 to 6 hours before the scheduled start time to start setting up. 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event music starts. Music plays from this point to the very end of the event. At the scheduled end time (providing there are no extensions) I turn on the venue's lighting and start the breakdown my gear. Music continues to play (if the venue allows) during 60% of the breakdown. Remaining gear is packed and I leave.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been in pro-audio for over 40 years, both live recording and DJing. Soon I will return to live sound.