We’ve been around for just over 20 years now. We do about 150 events a year. We work primarily in the Los Angeles area. But we also travel quite a bit (and love it!). We cater to a clientele who expect more from their entertainment than someone who’s going to play a random selection of poor music accompanied by a loud MC who loves to be the center of attention. Each event we do is specifically catered to the client we’re working with that given day. We allow and encourage them to work with us to create a hand picked selection of music that represents them. This dialogue in combination with a serious skill set and ability to read a room is what separates us from other entertainment companies, is what has kept us working consistently for the past 2 decades.
Our basic DJ setup typically includes 4 hours of music as well as a 2 speaker PA system (for up to 140 guests), wireless microphone and complete DJ set up. Additional time for cocktail hour or ceremony as well as additional equipment for large guest counts, large areas and/ or multiple locations can be added at an extra charge.
At a base level, our live musicians provide themselves and their instruments. Strings playing for a ceremony or cocktail hour typically don’t require any amplification at all. But generally, most supply a PA system. Solo musicians (guitarists, harpists etc…) providing background music will usually just bring a speaker or two. While a full 10 piece reception band will often have at least 2 mains speakers along with 2 subwoofers as well as a few on-stage monitors and a sound tech. So equipment-wise, it varies quite a bit. Live musicians are booked by the hour.
If you like what you hear (and we find that our clients usually do), we’ll send you a contract. You’ll review it, sign it and pay a 50% deposit. From here, you and your DJ have direct correspondence. He / she is there to answer any questions you have about your music and timeline from the day we book until the day of your event (…..within reason). Typically, after the first meeting, there’s not a ton of things you’ll need to discuss until you get a lot closer to your event date.
In the interim, we have a planning form that will help guide you through the process. We like to talk to you again about a week or so before the event once all of the details are more concrete. But, if you have questions before then, we got you! Your final balance payment will be due 5 days before your event. We’ll contact you with a reminder about a week before that.
1.) Does the song they’ve requested fit in line with the rest of the music YOU (our client) requested?
2.) Who is the person making the request? If it’s a parent of a couple getting married, we’re going to take that request a lot more seriously than we would if it’s drunk uncle Bob ordering us to play “achy breaky heart” and “the chicken dance”.
Basically, we are acting as your representative. We usually spend a pretty good amount of time getting to know our clients, and what their likes and dislikes are as far as music goes. You’ve entrusted us to make these decisions. And, we do our best to make the right one every time someone makes a request.