Where do you provide DJ services?
Vancouver and the surrounding area. Basically anything west of Hope. I have the means to travel farther, but the cost of gas and possibly booking a hotel room near your event would be added to my fee.
What kind of music do you have?
After over 8 years of providing music for weddings, holiday parties, corporate events, raves, house parties, and promotional events – I am confident that I have music that any crowd will enjoy. I can also download requests, in case there is some obscure family tradition to a song nobody knows!
What kind experience do you have?
Over 8 years of professional DJ experience. Hundreds of weddings and events. Thousands of happy dancing customers. Read testimonials from just a few of my past clients!
Do you "mix" at weddings?
The range in genres of music that I play at most weddings would be ridiculous to mix. Imagine a Shania/Kanye mashup. It would just be unsettling. BUT-- If we are sitting on a hip-hop vibe, or I get a bunch of EDM requests in a row - I definitely mix them together and keep the dance floor grooving. I have a vast musical background and have played at numerous clubs and bars where mixing is at the forefront of the experience, but I have learned that at weddings the most important thing is good music at the right time. Of course, if the Club DJ experience is what you are after - I can do that too!
What's wrong with just using my ipod?
Why are DJ’s so expensive?
A few reasons! When a professional DJ charges their fee, they have to factor in multiple costs. Aside from the time spent at your event setting up, playing music, and then taking down – you must also consider time spent preparing playlists for the event, new music downloaded, wear and tear on the audio system and DJ equipment, cost of insurance, licensing, advertising, transport, and time spent organizing your event with you via email, phone, or in person meetings. A lot of personal time goes into making your event as perfect as possible.
Do you charge a deposit?
Yes. A non-refundable (of course there are exceptions) deposit that will be a minimum of 40% of the total fee. The rest of my fee can be paid 5 days before the event date.
Why is there deposit and why is it non-refundable?
When you book me, I will put your event into my calendar and from that point on not accept any other inquiries that would overlap that date and time.
HOW A DEPOSIT BENEFITS YOU:
When you pay your deposit that is also the point where a binding contract is signed. I have never been late or missed an event and in my experience, it's the DJ's who don't charge a deposit that you need to worry about. The DJ who doesn't take any deposit is typically the same DJ who doesn't sign a contract and will leave you high & dry because they have nothing invested in your event.
HOW A DEPOSIT BENEFITS A DJ:
If I fail to take a deposit for an event, and I save a date for an event that is cancelled last minute, I don't have a job that day, I don't get a pay check and I starve. (Maybe a little dramatic, but you get my point.)