Frequently Asked Questions For DJs:
The 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing and everything in between.
Smooth, elegant, tasteful, organized, friendly, easy going and determined to make your party awesome in all ways.
We like to think we all have our own “formal” style. We ALWAYS dress to impress. What some of us wear to an upscale contemporary “black tie” chic banquet facility might be different than what we wear to a more laid back winery or barn “rustic” style wedding. Part of our job is making sure we look good and represent our services well!
Currently, we have 14 entertainers. They are a mixture of DJs, MCs, and lighting and video technicians. We are equipped to perform at four events in any one given time slot.
We have supplied entertainment for many ethnically diverse couples. We work hand-in-hand with the bride and groom to ensure that their culture is represented adequately on their important day.
Yes, and in addition, there is also backup equipment on-site in the event of any technical difficulties.
This is normally based on the amount of equipment that is being supplied. The average amount of time is 60-90 minutes before the start of the reception. We always have music playing 30 minutes before the start time to ensure that guests do not walk into a room that sounds empty. We are self-contained and do not need an additional table.
We do Emcee the reception. It is important that the Emcee speaks clearly when any formalities are about to take place. Events run much smoother when there is the presence of an Emcee. We make sure to speak with the bride and groom in detail before the reception to see how involved they’d like this person to be throughout the course of the evening.
WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON TAKING BREAKS? IF YOU REQUIRE A MEAL BREAK, DO YOU REQUIRE THAT THE CLIENT PROVIDE YOUR MEAL?
Meals are never required but always appreciated.
We always have at least one staff member on call in case of any emergencies. Thankfully, we have never had to exercise that option.
Yes. There may be a 25%-50% deposit due upon the signing of the contract.
Tips are never expected, but of course, always appreciated for a job well done. Tips usually range from $50-$100 per man.
We sure do.
We never limit guests from requesting music. This doesn’t mean we play every request. If the request is appropriate and timely, it is our pleasure to honor it. The bride and groom or event hosts normally dictate if requests are allowed and if so what kind of music.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE OF THE SONGS PRE-REQUESTED BY THE CLIENT, DO YOU REQUIRE THAT THEY PROVIDE IT?
Not at all, we will gather any required music that the bride and groom request. If the songs are extremely rare and difficult to locate, we will inform a couple of that weeks in advance. Typically, this only happens with foreign selections.
We have all our couples communicate with the MC who is the lead on the event before ever signing a contract. We feel it’s important to connect with the bride and groom on a personal level rather than just a business level.
Yes. In the form we provide, there is a section involving music and there is a DO and DO NOT playlist area to specify these songs.
We are a full-service entertainment company. As an add-on, we offer a full line of event lighting including dance floor lighting as well as LED uplighting. In addition to DJs and MCs, we provide video, live music, band/DJ combinations and a number of other options.
Not typically, but this is also determined by the services the couple have booked.
We do not have any signs or banners. We feel that the wedding should be about the bride and groom and not about us spreading our name. If a guest is pleased with our services, they will ask for a card.
To be honest, this is a tricky question. Being motivational depends on the type of party and the clients’ request. We never like to be cheesy so there will not be any “over the top” antics. However, each MC has his own style and tricks that allow them to find ways to motivate a dull crowd and get everyone to the dance floor. When all else fails, we might try and slow things down and invite up all the couples to ease into another dance set.
Yes, we would have a playlist arranged in advance during this time.
Our only travel charge might be for events that take place more than 90 minutes of driving time from our offices in either NJ, NY, or LA. The price always varies based on the package being booked. If you are booking several services- we can sometimes absorb the travel costs as part of an incentivized package discount. However, this might not be possible with certain Live Musician/Performers that need to rent vehicles to travel from NYC and spend significant time on the road to get to your event. We will always be transparent and explain to you what kinds of travel costs MIGHT be necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions For Ceremony Music:
Guitar/Violin Duo, Brass Quartet, Brass Quintet, Brass Trio, Instrumental Duo, Instrumental Solo, Instrumental Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String Quartet, String Quintet, String Trio – see our ceremony music page for more information.
All acts tend to have their own original formal style. Our entertainers always dress stylish and appropriate to whatever kind of event they are working at. Presentation is so important and you can always expect us to be dressed to impress!
This depends on the amount of people hired.
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, and Violin
We can provide some sample music.
Our only travel charge might be for events that take place more than 75 minutes of driving time from the Northern NJ/NY Metro Area. The price always varies based on the package being booked. If you are booking several services- we can sometimes absorb the travel costs as part of an incentivized package discount. However, this might not be possible with certain Live Musician/Performers that need to rent vehicles to travel from NYC and spend significant time on the road to get to your event. We will always be transparent and explain to you what kinds of travel costs MIGHT be necessary.