HOW DOES THE “LIVE” MUSIC WORK WITH THE DJ?
In addition to our DJ packages, we offer live entertainment. Tomardo is our singer. If you choose a Singer package he’ll sing for dinner and/or cocktail hour. He sings “live” over high-quality backing tracks. You’ll get the full sound of a band or orchestra without paying for one! If you want a Percussionist, he will play Congas, Bongos, and Timbales along with the DJ during the main reception. It enhances the music and brings rhythm and spice to the dance floor. Your event will take on new life as DJ, MC and Percussionist interact and motivate the crowd. Live Musicians will raise the energy level of any event and keep your guests entertained and dancing. Your guests want to be “Entertained!” And we do it better than anyone.
WHAT IF I JUST WANT A DJ?
We offer DJ/Live Music combinations but you don’t have to choose that option. If a DJ is all you are looking for, that’s great… we have the best and most experienced available!
HOW DO I OBTAIN PRICING INFORMATION?
As you can see from browsing our site, we offer more than most other entertainment companies. Many factors go into determining a price for your event (location, duration, sound systems needed). Call us today! After finding out exactly what you want, we will be able to give you an exact price. If you would rather not call, we can always do it through email.
HOW COME YOU ARE NOT ON THE “RECOMMENDED VENDOR LIST” I RECEIVED FROM MY BANQUET HALL?
Let me tell you the truth about “Recommended Vendor Lists.” The Event business is a business like any other and unfortunately it sometimes comes down to the bottom line. Many vendors (whether it be an entertainment company, florist or photographer) pay the banquet sales manager or owner for the privilege of being on that list. I’ve had Banquet Managers tell me that they would love to recommend me but can’t because another company has already paid to be recommended. Is it fair — No! Especially for the client who is ‘duped’ into thinking companies on that list are the best of the best! Now, this doesn’t mean everyone on the list is bad. You just have to check them out… talk with them… and make sure they will be a good fit for your event. You don’t get a second chance to do your wedding or party over again. Read some of the letters on our “Testimonials” page (right here on our website) and I think you’ll get a pretty good idea of how our clients felt about their events. Or give us a call. We’d love to talk with you.
WHO WILL SHOW UP AT MY EVENT?
We are not a “DJ House” with a staff of full-time sales people and part-time entertainers. We do one event at a time.
HOW MANY SONGS DO YOU HAVE?
We are computer based and have over 70,000 songs. Some companies will try to impress you with their extensive library of songs. While variety is great, the fact is there is only room to play 50-60 songs during an event. Having the right songs to play is a lot more important than having 150,000 songs your guests don’t want to hear. More songs do not make for a better time. A seasoned DJ who knows the right song to play at the right time is what makes a great party.
WHAT IS THE BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR 1 AND 2 PERSON PACKAGES?
Most parties will function fine with 1 person. There is more planning, coordinating and MC’ing to be done with a wedding and you will benefit greatly by having 2 persons there. When you have 1 person trying to juggle 2 or 3 jobs, it can compromise the quality of your wedding… for example, an MC can be out of the main room with the bridal party for 15 minutes getting everyone in line, checking names and pronunciations, etc… if he’s out there, who will be inside playing music for your guests?… Also, while making any announcements, during introductions, for the garter, bouquet or cake cutting… instead of being visible and out in front of the DJ booth, the MC will be stuck behind the DJ booth trying to cue up the next song while speaking on the mic (like the Wizard of OZ behind the curtain!)… Here’s an example: At a recent wedding our Groom wanted to surprise his Bride with 3 special slow dances scattered throughout the night. Before we did the second dance I wanted to make sure the Photographer and Videographer were in the room to capture it. I searched and found them outside the room taking a break. If the bride and groom had picked a one person package, we would not have been able to spend time away from the DJ booth and the Bride and Groom would not have any video or photos of that memory. You won’t spend much more having 2 people there and if you are having a wedding, in the end you’ll be happier with a 2 person package. If you are not sure which way to go, give us a call and we can talk more about it.
CAN WE COME SEE YOU “LIVE”?
We do a lot of “private” events and try to respect our clients privacy. We put a video on our site so you don’t have to “crash” someone else’s wedding or party. You can see more in our video than if you spent an hour at a live event. You might come during cocktail hour, dinner or a presentation that the client may have planned. Or worse yet, you might not even be able to get in. Either way, you would not get as full a picture as the video can provide. We put up the video to make it convenient for you to see us in action without leaving your home. Feel free to check it out. If you want more information on our Singer, go to our “Singer’ page.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR “STYLE?”
We’re not an “in your face” kind of company or on the mic very much. We like to let the music do the talking. We don’t play music and hope people dance… we play music that makes people dance! We are well versed in all types of music from yesterday and today and know what songs to play at the right times. If an MC is constantly talking on the microphone or standing on a chair banging pots and pans in an attempt to get people to dance, they’re in the wrong business and you won’t be happy with them… and we won’t drag any of your guests out on the dance-floor to lead the conga line either!
WE LIKED YOUR ON-LINE VIDEO, HOWEVER, IF WE WANTED SOMETHING DIFFERENT CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE US?
Of Course! We customize each event with the client to make sure you get exactly what you want. What you see in the video are songs and scenarios those clients picked. Your event will be customized to reflect your style and taste.
CAN YOU “HOLD” A DATE FOR ME?
I’m sorry but we cannot commit to a date if you are not willing to. When you are ready to book the date, give us a call. We have a simple one page Agreement that will secure your date.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
Simple… 50% deposit is required with the agreement. The balance is due in CASH the day of your event. If you want to pay the final balance by check, we will need it 30 days before your event.
DO YOU NEED A FLOOR PLAN OF THE VENUE?
We would love to see a floor plan! I can’t tell you how many times we arrived at an event to find that the banquet hall put us in the worst place imaginable! If we find out about it after we get there, it’s very difficult to get them to change things (even if they see it’s a problem). Don’t assume the banquet hall knows best. We’ve seen the best of places set up the worst of floor plans. If we know about a problem before hand we can bring it to your attention and you can correct it with the facility if you want. If the facility won’t work with us to make any changes, we’ll make the best of what we are given. However, we find that most places will work with us if we contact them in advance. So YES, please get us a floor plan if you can. Most facilities have copies they can give you.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes we are! In a world where someone can win a lawsuit because of spilled coffee, why take a risk of not being covered if someone were to get injured at your reception? Most banquet halls and hotels want to see what is called a “Certificate of Insurance” before they’ll even let us unload our equipment. You don’t want to hire entertainment who may not even be able to perform at your venue just because they don’t have the required insurance. It’s important that you find a professional company that is insured. We will supply that certificate upon request.
CAN I CHOOSE ALL THE MUSIC FOR MY EVENT?
Here’s the short answer: We ask that instead of picking all the songs, we work together to come up with the best mix of music that will satisfy all your guests. We’d love to work with you to make sure your event is a huge success.
If you have a question that is not listed here, feel free to email or call us and we’ll be happy to answer it for you.