Frequently Asked Questions
What is your hourly rate?
packages are based on a flat rate designed perfectly to accommodate any length
event. No matter how long you plan to go or how early you need us, our simple
flat rate pricing allows you flexibility in the amount of time that you require
entertainment. For example, suppose at the end of a 5 hour event everything is
going great and you want the DJ to stay an extra hour or so. With our flat
pricing we'll keep playing at no additional charge!
time included in your price?
have to pay for setup or takedown time. We arrive over an hour prior to your
scheduled start time and will be set up long before your first guest arrives.
But it's on our own time! The same applies for takedown time after your event.
choose the music to be played at our event?
You'll be unbelievably amazed at how flexible we are when it comes to music
selection. That's because in the past 15 years we've learned that keeping the
dance floor packed is a function of many factors, including the order and style
in which the songs are played, the way songs are mixed together, and DJ
interaction...not just which songs are played. We've had customers that have
chosen every song for the entire event and others that have left the music
selection completely up to us. Our recommendation is to provide us with a short
list of "must play" songs and short list of "play if
possible" songs. This will leave plenty of room for requests from your
guests and DJ selections. You may also stipulate that we not take requests from
your guests. But have fun and select music you want to hear and dance to. After
all, it's your event!
have a do not play list?
Sometimes this is equally important or more important than the request list
itself. We understand that you don't want to hear the song you and your
"ex" danced to. Or maybe you've been to one too many weddings lately
and are sick of the typical wedding songs. Any specific songs or general types
of music you absolutely hate should go on your "do not play" list. So
don't feel as though we have to play the chicken dance and hokey pokey...we
don't! Rest assured that if a guest requests a song that is on your "do
not play" list, it will not be played.
we want to hear a song that is not in your music library?
While our 50,000+ music library encompasses the widest variety of hits from the 1940s
to today, it's likely you may have a few requests that are not in our
repertoire. In this case, we would be more than happy to provide the song
ourselves or play your CD. As you're making your request list, simply indicate
which songs you'll be providing by putting a star next to them.
do you play the music ?
the greatest complaints of bands and DJs alike is that they play the music too
loud. It doesn't have to be that way! During cocktail and dinner hours the
speakers will be strategically positioned for even sound coverage throughout
the banquet room at a comfortable level. When it's time to dance, the speakers
will be repositioned for maximum sound coverage on the dance floor and minimum sound
exposure throughout the rest of the banquet room. This means that on the dance
floor the music will be at a very comfortable, yet powerful enough level for
dancing. Throughout the rest of the room the music will be less predominant and
your guests will actually be able to carry on a normal conversation without
interactive are your DJs ?
familiar question! Often times when a prospective customer is looking for the
perfect DJ they search for one who fits the level of interaction they're
looking for, whether it be conservative or outgoing. We actually let you decide
how much interaction you would like from us. We can be completely conservative,
completely outgoing, or anywhere in between. By default, we're only as
interactive as necessary to keep your guests having a good time on the dance
floor. In any case, you'll never hear one of our DJs yelling, screaming, or
singing over the microphone. Guests quickly grow tired of a DJ who demands all
of their attention. Most parties call for a DJ with strong master of ceremonies
skills and the wisdom to use words sparingly. Even at our most outgoing level,
we still remain totally professional and never steal the spotlight!
meet the actual DJ before making a decision ?
This is a
very understandable concern. We too have heard horror stories from people who
went to see a particular DJ and then got a completely different and absolutely
horrible DJ at their event. Our standards are much higher! Fortunately, our
staff of dedicated professionals have been entertaining since our founding. So
you never have to worry about getting "the new guy" or the "DJ
in training." From performance to equipment, all of our DJs and systems
are virtually identical. Our equipment, lighting, and music libraries are effectively
alike. DJs are assigned at the time of a reservation. Any wish to meet or see
your DJ in action prior to making a decision is fine with us. After we have
completed your reception agenda, you can work with your specific DJ every step
of the way, having plenty of opportunity to share with him or her exactly how
you'd like your event to proceed. Have peace of mind because never will a
complete stranger show up at your event!
have a video or can we come view a live event?
video demos can make anyone or anything look appealing! For this reason, we've
decided the only way a prospective customer can make an informed decision is to
see the DJ firsthand. So come on out and see us in action! Often times once
dancing starts the banquet room doors are propped open. You can very easily
sneak a quick peek without crashing the party or intruding. It's an excellent
way to see how the DJ interacts, hear the quality of sound, see the effects of
the lighting, and view the complete DJ system set up...all things you can't
effectively observe from a video. Please keep in mind when you come out that
the hosts of the event have selected the music they would like to hear and the
amount of interaction they would like to have. So if you hear the hokey pokey,
it doesn't mean we have to play it at your event! Since we would never take
time away from a current event to book a future event, please feel free to
contact us the following day with any questions. We will always gladly honor a
customer's request to have their event remain private. If you can't make it out
to a live event, we can set up an interview in our office to discuss the
will you travel?
gladly travel anywhere in Northeast Ohio area at no additional charge. This
includes Cleveland, Akron, Wadsworth, Medina and surrounding suburbs. If your
event is outside this area, we will travel there as long as it's within 60
miles of Medina. Most likely if you consider your event to be taking place
within the Cleveland, Akron or Medina area, we serve that area!
tipping/gratuity expected for the DJ?
means is tipping mandatory. We charge a fair price and our DJs are paid well.
This means you won't see a tip jar on our table.
we feed the DJ?
our most popular questions! The answer is that it is completely up to you. With
setup and takedown time, we'll often be at your event for nearly 8 hours. Our
only request is that you let us know either way ahead of time. This way we can
stop and pick something up along the way, if necessary. If you choose to
provide a meal for the DJ, we'd greatly appreciate it. But don't worry if
you're working on a tight budget because there is no meal clause of any kind in
the deposit and when is the final payment due?
deposits vary depending on the services being reserved. The remaining balance
can be paid off anytime up until one week prior to the event. This way, at the
end of the night when you're hugging your guests and saying your goodbyes, we
won't have to bother you about settling up. Our suggestion is to make your
final payment one week before your event date when we meet to finalize the
details. Deposits and Balances can be paid with Venmo, PayPal, CashApp, Zelle, Credit/Debit Card or by mailing in a Check. Then you can relax and enjoy your special event!
early should we reserve our date?
the most popular dates can and do book as early as one year in advance. Our
suggestion is to be prepared to make a decision as early as 8-12 months before.
Depending on availability some dates remain open until the month before. So if
you're planning an event for next month, it's worth it to contact us to check
our availability. If you're just starting your planning, try to make your final
decision as soon as possible to ensure availability.