Hired 111 times
16 years in business
(Eastern Time Zone)
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
Credit card, Cash, Paypal
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Prom / school dance,
Reception / party
R&B / Soul,
Hip-hop / Rap,
EDM (electronic dance music) / House / Club,
Funk / Disco,
Dan did a great job for us. We met with him 2 months before our wedding and discussed our plans. He was insistent that we be involved, start working on our play list early. As a result , we had a great time choosing our music and Dan organized it perfectly. We had so many compliments at the reception on the music.Oct 1, 2017Verified
We had a 40th anniversary party with a variety of music selected. He played what we requested and made excellent selections where needed. Kept things organized, made announcements. Had wireless Mike for us to use. Set up lighting for the dance floor. Came early and stayed late. I would recommend.Sep 7, 2016Verified
The Formal Affair Musical Entertainment was perfect for our company Holiday Party! The music helped keep the mood fun and festive, and the karaoke kept everyone entertained! Thanks Dan for such a great night!!Dec 19, 2016Verified
Had an amazing expierence from the formal affair for a surprise 30th, I had a song list picked out for the party that I thought was great, however after dj soho seen the crowd he switched things up, I couldn't have been more appreciative that he did that! Everyone had a lot of fun from the babies to the elderly! Thanks so much!!Aug 8, 2016Verified
Daniel lined our group up with Mario. Mario was was ready to go when the reunion started and provided music in a soft tone so that participants could talk. We hadn't seen each other in 50 years and talking was a main objective. As the program progressed, Mario anticipated "glitches" and cued up music to fill in the dead spots. Mario was excellent! The overall experience with Daniel and the Formal Affair Musical Entertainment was Outstanding. I highly recommend this company to play for your next event!Jun 16, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is not complicated. My initial price always includes: 1) Up to 4 hours of services (4 is the minimum) 2) Equipment 3) MC services 4) LED Lighting 5) Setup, Teardown & Transportation Add-on services (requiring different pricing) 6) Karaoke 7) Monogram Lighting 8) Uplighting (lights shown up from the floor, typically along the walls) I currently do not offer a projector or photo booth. Both services can be rented at your expense and I can make the contact with those companies for you. I also do not use any fog/haze/smoke machine due to many venues no longer allowing such devices.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Of course, each event and each client is unique, but the typical process when hiring my services are... 1) You make a request. I quote that request. 2) Initial phone consultation or email correspondence. 3) Face-to-face meeting 4) Contract and deposit paid 5) Delivery of event planning packet 6) Planning meeting (phone or in person) to organize and finalize details such as timeline and song request list. 7) Call any vendors that I need to coordinate with on the day of the event 8) The Day Of The Event! 9) Client leaves a nice review on how The Formal Affair helped make their party an amazing event It's really much simpler than it sounds. LOL!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I earned a degree in Audio & Video Production. Also, to keep my skills and my knowledge up to par, I attend professional development seminars and subscribe to numerous media resources relating to the mobile disc jockey industry.