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 a decade 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?

I’ve been DJing professionally since 2010.  Well over 300 weddings and events.  Thousands of happy dancing customers. Read testimonials from just a few of my past clients!

Do you charge for the Set-up and Take-down time?

No. Set-up and take-down are free and not included in your music hours.
Although music hours do not pause if you need me to transition to a new location after my initial set-up.

Do you "mix" at weddings?

Short answer

A little.  

Long answer

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!

Do you take requests?

Absolutely! As long as I’ve been given the go-ahead to take requests and the requests doesn’t fall into a genre I’ve been told to avoid I will do my best to play it. If someone makes a request that fits in well with what I am playing at the time and with the music you want, then I do my very best to fit it in

Can we request songs for you to play before the event?

Yes, you can pick which songs you definitely want to hear, and ones you do not want to hear, for your event. This is where your client portal and e-planner come in!

Can we provide our own music for you to play?

Sure, but we would like to get the music file(s) in advance of the event. If you decide to go this route, you must consider the audience attending your event..

Do you tip DJ’s?

It is generally recommended to tip most of the day-of vendors at your event if you think they did a great job. The majority of clients tip10-20%, but it is entirely up to you of course.
There are options to tip located within your invoice.

Will you play overtime if needed?

Yes, if given enough notice I can play past my contractual hours, but payment is required before overtime begins. There are no guarantees that I will play past the contracted hours.

When should we book a DJ?

Most of my popular Saturday dates begin getting inquiries about 2 years in advance, but sometimes you can get lucky with a Sunday or Friday event and only book a few months in advance.

What's wrong with just using spotify?

I wrote a full article on my blog for this question.

Why are DJ’s so expensive?

We aren’t! It just takes more work thank you think. When I charge my fee, I have to factor in multiple costs. Aside from the time spent at your event setting up, playing music, and then taking down – I must also consider time spent preparing playlists for the event, new music downloaded, wear and tear on my 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, and you are also getting a DJ with a decade of wedding experience!

What is your payment process?

A non-refundable (of course there are exceptions) reservation fee that will be 50% of the total fee is due upon signing your DJ agreement. The remaining balance is due no later than 5 days before the event date.

Why is there reservation fee and why is it non-refundable?

When you book me, I will put your event into my calendar and from that point on I don’t accept any other inquiries that would overlap with that date and time. 

HOW A RESERVATION FEE BENEFITS YOU:

When you pay your reservation fee that is also the point where a binding agreement is signed.  I have never been late or missed an event and in my experience, it's the DJ's who don't charge any kind of reservation fee that you need to worry about.  The DJ who doesn't take a formal reservation is typically the same DJ who doesn't sign an agreement and will leave you high & dry because they have no investment in your event.  

HOW A RESERVATION FEE BENEFITS ME:

If I fail to take a reservation fee for an event, and I save a the date for an event that gets 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.)