Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Some good information that a lot of people don't realize is that there is a vast difference between a nightclub DJ and a Wedding DJ. If you hire someone who brags about the tons of experience they have in a nightclub setting, you may be very disappointed on your wedding day. A wedding has to be treated so much differently, there has to be a vibe of sophistication and professionalism. A Wedding DJ keeps the whole reception organized and flowing smoothly, a nightclub DJ gives shout-outs and asks you to tip the bartenders.
Now, that being said, a REALLY good DJ can do both, because he recognizes the differences between the two. So you get the excellent skills of mixing & blending songs that the nightclub DJ has AND the professionalism of the wedding DJ. That's the best of both worlds that OUR DJ's offer.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We go out of our way to make your day as you want it. Our motto is "We know that this is the biggest day of your life... we'll do our part to make it perfect."
Now automatically you may think of a wedding, and that's definitely true, but whatever the event, we know it is important to you or you wouldn't be planning it! Maybe it's a school dance, hey, we know how important that day can be in a young person's life! Maybe it's a charity benefit event or a make or break nightclub show, whatever it is, maybe that's your biggest day! At the very least, it's important enough to you that you are seeking the best, we recognize this and treat your event as such.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love being able to make the dreams of someone's wedding day come true. I know, big words from a DJ huh?
Well just think, who's the 1st person to announce you as a couple besides the clergy? Who keeps your reception flowing smoothly? Who keeps your guests happy?
Who's the one who coordinates your 1st dance with your new spouse, and your dances with your father or mother? I'll stop there, but you get the point.
The DJ is a very important part of a wedding reception, and responsible for so many things during it. Please pick a person that you are confident will be able to handle this responsibilty!
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q: Why do I have to sign a contract?
A: The contract is nothing scary, it protects both sides. If you book a DJ without a contract, they could raise your cost, change your terms or just "not show up" and there's not much you can do about it. Always sign a contract!
Q: Some DJs give unlimited time on a wedding reception, do you?
A: Pretty simple really, most wedding receptions are 5 hours. Some are 4, some are 6, very few are longer. The other DJ charges more as a package but then offers unlimited time as a gimmick because they know that the banquet facility will never let them go past the 5 or 6 hours allotted. We 6 hours or less to keep things honest.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. This is the owner's story: I have about 15 years Pro DJ experience. Well, of course it started with a love of music. We were raised with music always playing, and all types! In my teen years, I decided I would try my hand with some turntables and a mixer. I found some (really) used gear and started practicing.
When i was old enough to get into some clubs, I mentored under some great DJs. I worked on weekends and nights as a DJ, but only as a hobby! I still had a 40 hour a week job and thought of it as just fun and extra money.
When I got married, my wife suggested that I quit my job at Heinz and stay home with our newborn (yes, my wife is awesome) I said, "well ok, but I can't just do that, I've been working since I was 15. And I want to contribute somehow" She THEN suggested that I make my hobby into a business, the hours of a DJ work well for this type of thing!
So now, our family has grown and Pittsburgh DJ Company has grown into a real business with only the BEST DJs the 'Burgh has to offer!