How can I help you?
People rarely book a DJ and need help, perhaps for their or a family members’ milestone birthday or Wedding. In years past, you would flick through the Yellow Pages (RIP 2017) and book whoever picked up the phone.
It’s easier to find a DJ these days, but with the broad range of quality, it’s essential to know what you’ll get. They could be great value, or they could be someone you regret booking!
DJs have different styles, some DJs dislike music requests, others embrace them. Some may over-use the mic, others may not even use it at all.
So how do I choose?
I will explain what I provide to every party. It’s all very flexible and my entire service is aimed at providing the best party possible for you. Below is a summary of really what I bring to every booking, from a child’s 13th (yes, occasionally I’ll do them!) so a high budget Wedding.
Experience and Expertise
Both are NOT the same! Experience just means the supplier has performed at a number of events. The service could have been terrible, but then they’ll be experienced in dull parties (but won’t tell you this!)
Expertise is of more value to you. I have attended hundreds of Weddings and Parties. Thousands of guests have seen me and I’ve needed to adapt to their expectations of style and music very quickly.
Traditional English Weddings are as you can imagine the norm. However I’ve also been booked to help at Iranian, Indian, Bangladesh and Jewish Weddings. I really enjoy the variety and work hard to ensure I understand the customs for each.
My understanding and willingness to work hard have given me expertise in a broad range of Parties.
The very best Music
I won’t simply turn up and play the same music as the previous party. This would be very boring for me, and it’s not the service I provide. You want to chat about music and every client has free access to my online planning tools
You’re requests are monitored, I then draw up my own plans based on our discussions and any online requests. There is never any need to provide a long and rigid playlist. However I do welcome the chance to discuss music and see each party as a learning experience.
Always remember I’m here to help you have a great night, you’re not just booking a DJ to turn up and play a few songs.
I don’t really push the equipment side, simply as it’s basically the essential tools I need. However if you’re interested, I have a dedicated page HERE
My sound system is high quality with a nice warm sound that is not distorted. Some clients have voiced concerns about previous Weddings they’ve attended. They complain about bad quality sound. Proving this does get noticed and can spoil the evening. My system is very good and this will not be a problem.
My Lighting has various options and we can discuss these. Previous clients have requested very minimal lighting, others want “everything”. Also I’ve attended weddings with only 1 lighting effect and the dance floor was rocking, however I do have a nice light show for those who want it.
Clear Announcements and Introductions
These days, many couples feel they do not want a “chatty” DJ. That Peter Kay has a lot to answer for!
Luckily, there is a balance. Most parties do need some information to be passed onto your guests. Things like Surprise Parties needing someone to warm up your guests before the big entrance. Where Weddings will usually need someone to organise the cake cutting and a 1st Dance.
It’s usual to make some kind of announcement as the party is coming to a close.
All of my bookings are managed by the same system you’ll have access to. This allows me to see every detail of your booking as you make changes.
I request multiple ways to contact you (Landline, email, phone(s) and your home address). Equally, you have the same level of contact details for me (in fact, I clearly list them here)
I’m never double booked as my procedure is not to hold dates until the contract is signed (which can be done very quickly online). So, with the above information, it’s clear that you are not just booking a DJ to turn up and play a few songs. Meaning my service to you is personal to your wishes and needs