Firstly, let us set some expectations.
If you are just looking for a DJ to turn up at your venue with a couple of cheap lights or if you are looking for the cheapest quote you can find then it probably isn't worth talking to us. There are hundreds of amateur DJs out there who don't have professional equipment, appropriate insurance or a legally obtained music collection.
We hear stories from people who have booked and paid a DJ for an event only to find that he cancels a few days before because he has had a better offer. We suspect this is a ploy to get more money out of customers. Some operators just don't turn up. How would you cope if that happened to you?
Venues are wising up to these low quality operators and more and more are refusing to let them operate on their premises. We even heard of one venue who would only allow the event to take place if the customer themselves took responsibility for the DJ and his equipment. Imagine that, being sued by the venue or a guest at your own party because the DJ you booked didn't have the sense to take out proper liability insurance or have his equipment tested.
We take the location, the duration, the date and the type of event into consideration when providing a quotation. We do not charge an hourly rate (unless we are asked to work a little longer on the day because the party is going so well) and we are always upfront with our charges. For instance, if, after we have carried out a venue survey, we felt that some mood-lighting would really transform the room then we will suggest it and give you an indication of the cost. If you then decide that you are happy without mood-lighting then that is fine with us.
We would be happy to talk to you about your upcoming event so call us now or complete the contact form here.
You Get What You Pay For
Considering the current economic climate we can understand why some people try to keep costs down by using their own domestic audio equipment or even using an iPod to create a playlist of tunes.
The problem with this is that domestic equipment is not designed to be used in this environment and often lacks the clarity and volume of a professional system.
Although it is possible to pre-select some of the songs to play during an event, it is important that the person playing them has the ability to 'read the crowd' and know what song to play next.
This ability comes from years of practice and understanding what will work and what wont.
Couples often spend several hundred pounds on a wedding dress or cake but will still try to find the cheapest price for their entertainment.
Always remember that your guests probably won't remember what they ate at a wedding but they will soon remember if the entertainment was lacking!
When you arrange your party, corporate or wedding occasion with us you get the peace of mind of knowing that you have booked a professional company with well-maintained equipment and a wide experience of hosting parties such as yours.
Here is an idea of what you are paying for:
We spend a lot of time planning each event using the information provided by you and our survey of the venue. We build an Event Plan which includes the schedule of events (such as when the buffet will open), the age range of your guests and a list of must play and must not play songs.
We build up a shortlist of songs to play at your event using the experience we have obtained over several years.
We use professional DJ equipment including high quality DJ CD Players or a proven Digital Vinyl System. These are hooked up to a mixing desk and then to one of our professional PA systems. We base the size of PA system upon the size of the venue.
We have a couple of different stand configurations. For smaller venues we have a stand with an integral light bar and for medium and large venues we have a 3 metre truss which is normally placed behind the DJ. We normally place our speakers on stands to ensure the sound reaches the whole room. We also have single light stands that can be used to mount projectors or specialist lights.
We use the latest LED Lighting Technology with all of our events. These are low powered and give off hardly any heat at all when compared to the old fashioned lamps that some companies still use. Where possible, we link our lights together to give a fully co-ordinated light show. Note that the room needs to be pretty dark for any lights to have a maximum impact.
Ever since the new smoking laws came into effect in the UK, a lot of venues have installed smoke detectors in their banquet halls. This means that they are sensitive to people using smoke machines in case they trigger the fire alarm. We use foggers instead of smoke machines as they do not cause a plume of smoke to be emitted. We will speak to the venue to see if they are comfortable with us using foggers during your event.
A Crew Of Two
We normally provide a crew of two people for our events. These people are responsible for the setup and tear down of all the equipment being used. They will then host your event based upon the Event Plan we compiled with you beforehand.
If you have arranged for a starlight dance floor then our partner company will provide the staff to install and remove this as it requires specialist knowledge.
Transport and Setup
Our price includes the transport of our crew and equipment to and from your venue.