These are some of the most frequently asked questions I get. Please ensure you read these before getting in touch, as your question might already be covered here.
Can I choose music?
Yes absolutely! During our initial chat about your event, we can run through your music tastes and what kind of crowd will be attending your event. Putting together a song list for the entire night isn’t necessary (after all, this is my job!) so with just a handful of your favs and a style guide, from there, I will compile you and your guests one kickass, memorable soundtrack!
Do you mix the songs?
As a DJ you have to be able to read the room well. I normally mix songs from one into the next as I see fit, using a range of techniques, either by blending, beat matching or cutting straight into a new track. If I see the crowd are in absolute ecstasy over a song, then I’ll let it play out for as long as it needs to.
Do you take requests?
I’m happy to take the occasional request during your event however, that’s where our initial chat is really important to gage what the music brief is. On the night, I will use my discretion where necessary if I feel a song won’t be appropriate or will kill the vibe on the dance floor!
Do you bring your own equipment? What kind of equipment do you bring?
I only use industry-standard DJ and PA equipment. I have a digital DJ set-up which is a Macbook Pro laptop and Traktor S4 controller. If the venue isn’t already equipped with PA or speakers suitable for DJs, I’m happy to provide the PA. My PA gear consists of QSC K10 speakers, which are suitable for small-medium sized crowds. For larger crowds (100+ guests) or bigger venue spaces, I normally recommend additional equipment (whether it’s extra speakers or a subwoofer to boost the bass frequencies) The client covers the cost of any extra equipment hire and I’m happy to help tee this up through my extensive list of PA contacts in town.
Do you play vinyl?
I no longer play on vinyl for practical purposes…I need to save my back!
Generally, pricing is based on an hourly rate, however other factors apart from the booking time are, whether I’m providing the PA for your event, labour (set-up/pack-down) any travel involved or if the job require research and extra sourcing of music (for eg cultural music).
How do I book for my event?
Please check out my Gigs calendar on the website to check for availability or shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I’m available on a particular date. Typically, peak wedding seasons fall during March-May and then from September-November, not to mention summer event bookings (corporate or special events) occur from November-onwards, so it’s best to get in with your inquiry stat during these times! Once the initial event info is discussed and pricing confirmed, I require a deposit to lock in the date for your event.