Monday, June 30, 2014

Important Stuff You'll Be Glad to Know!

1.)  How much do you charge for wedding receptions?
       (Rates for other types of event rates are listed below)

$795 for our 6 hour service, $695 for 5 hours, and $595 for 4 hours for receptions.

This price includes our highly-acclaimed coordination service.  Buddy and Diane keep your reception's events on schedule; all the way from announcing the bridal party, to seeing that the cake cutting, bouquet and garter moments are professionally announced and on time, to introducing all the special dances and events.
We always bring our full compliment of sound equipment and lighting effects to every reception.  Regardless of how many hours you select, you get our best show, one that truly is unrivaled in service before, during and after your event.

We free you from having to ‘manage' your night - giving you the freedom to enjoy your celebration and guests.  Leave the rest to us!  There are never any extra charges, no travel fees or surprises.

Our "Planner" form (that you fill out)  tells us not only what special songs you would like played, but also what other  things you would like done at your reception, and in what order.

You can download a copy of the Planner here

We will see to it that everything goes as planned.  We request that you give your completed "Planner" to us at least 2 weeks in advance of your reception date.  However, rest assured - last minute changes are never a problem.

2.) How much do you charge for other events?

$500 for up to 4 hours for events other than wedding receptions - with the option of adding additional hours at the rate of $125 per hour.  Class reunions and other non-profit events may enjoy special discounts based upon our calendar and type of event.  We bring all of our state-of-the-art sound and top-quality lighting systems to every event!

3.)  Can we meet with you before we decide?

By all means!  We encourage you to meet with us before you make a choice.  We'd be pleased to meet with you over a casual meal at a mutually convenient time and location.  (We find that Hacienda works well. ^.^).  We're happy to answer your questions, listen to your needs, offer our suggestions and give you a chance to get to know us.  In this way you can get a good idea of who we are and what we're about.

4.)  How do I reserve your service?

You can either submit our online Availability Form; or call, text or email us to see if your date is available.  We'll lock in your date upon receipt of your $50.00 deposit.  The deposit is then deducted from the total fee.  We will send you a prompt confirmation once we receive your deposit.

(Note: Deposits will be returned for cancellations at least 3 months before the scheduled event date.)

Click the "Availability" button above, email us, or call/text  us at 574-386-2007.

5.)  What kind of music do you have?

All kinds!  Seriously.  Our music is tailored to each particular event, and the personality of the guests.  We don't work from a pre-formatted playlist.  Years of experience as an on-air radio DJ, plus a special knack for ‘reading the crowd' (i.e. if they liked that song, then they'll also like this one) enables us expertly customize the perfect songs to play at any particular time as the evening progresses.  What we play is based on the knowledge culled from many decades of playing music at parties.  

Plus, we constantly update our music library to incorporate the latest and hottest dance tunes in order to maximize the fun for everyone - from you and your friend's most current and favorite songs, to the classic dance hits that have motivated crowds for years.  

Our motto for music is "play something for everyone -from the oldest to the youngest- leaving no one out, without offending anyone".  This is the single most important skill we have.  You can depend on us to play the right music at the right time. 
Our music is played via computer for superb sound quality and quick response.  We have over 20,000 songs, so chances are we already have any special requests that you or your guests may desire. On the rare occasion that we don't have a particular song, we can generally download it right at your event, via the venue's wireless connection.  If there is no internet available, we can also patch songs directly from your cell phone right thru our sound system.  

6.)  Are you the DJ who will be at my party?

Absolutely!  When you hire us, we are the DJs who show up at your event.  Buddy and Diane work as a team, and we do not have any sub-contractors or apprentice DJs.  Buddy serves as your DJ and host, selecting the music and making the announcements; while Diane runs our extensive lighting effects, assists your guests with song requests and  coordinates the evening events.  We can also cover for each other when one of us needs to step away from the controls.  In this situation, two heads are defiantly better than one.  Together we make sure that your event is all that you envision it to be. 

7.)  What is your experience as a DJ?

We bring far more experience than any other area DJ service.  Buddy King began broadcasting full-time as an on-air DJ in the early 70s, and has been heard on the radio by thousands over the years - first in Ohio, and then locally on stations such as Country 102 and Oldies 94.3 FM, where he excelled as the morning DJ and Program Director.  Buddy, along with Diane, have been hosting parties for decades, and we bring a song library that spans all the music styles and generations - right up to today's newest hits.  

8.)  Do you charge for set up or travel time?

No.  The time you pay for is all music time.  We don't charge for the time it takes to set up or remove our equipment, nor do we charge for travel.  By the way, it usually takes an hour to set up once we arrive at the party location, and about and hour to put our equipment away.

9.)  What do you need at the party location?

We need a good, study 8-foot table for our sound and lighting systems.  The standard banquet table seen at most clubs in fine.  We also need about 4 feet of space on either ends of the table for our speakers and lighting tripod, as well as several feet of room behind the table for our equipment cases.  Altogether, we'll need an area approximately 16 to 18 feet wide and 6 feet deep.  

Of course, we'll also need access to electrical outlets to plug into.  We'll put our own skirting on the table once our equipment is in place, so no need to decorate the table.

(End of FAQs)