What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first thing we want to do is have a sit down with you. It allows us to iron out the small details, so we can focus on the big picture. If you're planning a wedding, you don't want to leave things to chance, do you? We want to get acquainted, to find your style within the music selections. We don't want to you feel as if you are getting cookie cutter music for your event. Let's work together and make your event stand out.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We offer a wide variety of services and packages, so consulting with us directly for our current pricing is best. We want to make sure you get to take full advantage of all we have to offer, not just as DJ's but as full-service event organizer and marketer as well. Need a dance floor? Uplights? Trestle stage lights? We'll make sure you have a complete package with all the bells and whistles you want at a price point that works.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always, always loved performing. Singing was like breathing, and when I discovered karaoke in the early 90's I was excited to find a platform for my talent and interests. We started off doing simple DJing at parties, specialty events with the local union hall, weddings, anniversaries, holiday and grad parties have been very big. Our interests grew as well, and in order to provide the best variety of services, we began adding podcasts, livestreaming events and more.
What types of customers have you worked with?
From brides and grooms to small business owners to charity organizers and more, we work with many folks to see that their event is put together and works from the moment the guests start to arrive until the last box is packed up to go home.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
We did a multi-cultural wedding -- the bride was from the US, the groom was of Saudi descent, and we mixed the music accordingly. We worked with both families ahead of time, and were provided with traditional Saudi music. When the time came, the groom's father led the dancing. The dance floor was always full, the energy high! From the bride arriving in her horse-drawn carriage, on through 8 hours of music, It was great fun and it showed!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Talk to more than one provider. Most of us have been doing this long enough to know what to say, so sometimes you have to rely on your own instincts. If someone makes you uncomfortable, then you may want to rethink hiring them. Try not to make a snap decision because then you really may not be happy with your choice, and long after your event is over, one of the things you will remember most is the entertainment. Were you, your friends and family happy? Did you have a good time? Did the DJ do what he or she said they were going to do? If you don't think that's going to happen with one entertainer, you should look at another to make your best choice.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish customers were aware of all the pre-work we do to bring them an event that will be memorable. When they fail to plan, they put their event in a precarious position because we don't know your tastes unless you tell us. We don't know if there is something special, something that speaks to you, that you want included unless you tell us. We are excellent at what we do. We work to exceed your expectations when you help us by letting us know your tastes. And, while we don't plan to use all your selections, we promise we will get your friends and family up to dance, sing along and engage at your event!