Suppliers of Quality Entertainment For The North West
What are the core services that every DJ should provide?
Quality of Equipment
If you head down to Maplin (or any other electrical store) then you can probably kit yourself out with a big pile of disco lights, speakers and mixing desks for under £1000. If you book a DJ who has made this decision then you will find that their overall cost is quite low because they have really small ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
If you book a DJ who has invested in state of the art lighting and sound equipment then they will have spend upwards of £10,000. Their prices will therefore be higher to reflect this. Cheap equipment breaks, malfunctions regularly, it is unreliable and it is not built to withstand regular gigging. This applies to every single piece of equipment, right down to the lowly cable. A quality cable with protection from interference costs £20 and will work and stay connected in every situation. A cheap cable (approx £5) will wobble around in the socket and if anybody walks past with a mobile phone then expect to hear “beep ba beep beep ba beep ba beep beep” through the sound system. Every single piece of equipment with an electrical component can stop working because a capacitor fails or some internal working becomes unsoldered. A professional DJ will invest in rugged, professional equipment and they should carry a spare for every single piece of equipment in their rig – especially their mixing desk and laptop!
What are some questions that we could ask every DJ to find out if they are suitable for our function?
These questions are designed to give you an insight into the DJ. You will learn about their background, musical history and experience of DJing. You will also start to build up a picture of how helpful your DJ is going to be in the run up to your event and what they are going to be like on your wedding day. Ultimately, your aim should be to find out whether or not you can trust them to be the DJ for your function.
1. How did you get into DJing?
2. What are your favourite styles of music?
3. What experience have you got as a DJ?
4. How much do you talk on the microphone during your DJ set?
5. Have you got a photo of your DJ rig?
6. Have you got any advice about picking our first dance song?
7. How much do you charge?
8. What is your booking process?
9. Are you available for our function?