Island  Wedding  Entertainment            

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is your music library like?
I'm able to supply music from any era.  While I might feature some current radio favorites during the course of the wedding, I like to make sure that all age groups are satisfied with the music they're dancing to.  That means a healthy cross section of hits from all eras.  My music catalogue is expansive and if there's something I don't have I'll be sure to have by the time your special day arrives.

2. Do you take requests?
That’s up to you.  If you’d like me to stick to a playlist you’ve provided- then that’s what I’ll do.  If you would like to allow your guests to make requests- I’ll make sure to do my best to satisfy all requests appropriate to the given situation and tastes of the bride/groom.

3. What do you wear?
I wear black dress pants, a black dress shirt and black shoes.  It is simple, stylish and tasteful.

4. What type of music do you play during dinner?                              
One of the primary concerns of many couples is the song selection and volume level of the dinner music.  Dinner music is background music and will be played at an appropriate volume (just below that where normal, quiet table conversation can take place).  Again, I encourage your input on selecting music you'd like to hear during dinner.  If it's left up to me, I usually lean towards Billie Holliday, Etta James, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and other artists from that style and era.

5. How do I book you?                                                                                    
I require a $200 non-refundable deposit to hold the date with the remainder due on the day of the engagement.  Once I receive your deposit, I'll send an email confirming.  I book on a "first deposit received, first booked" basis. 

6. What happens after I book you?                                                               
After you've secured my services, we'll be in close contact all the way up until your wedding day.  As soon as you have all of the vital information pertaining to your wedding, I'll send an email asking for that information which I'll put into a contract and send along for your approval.  Usually I end up meeting twice with my clients. During the first meeting we'll chat about what ideas you have and I'll offer suggestions if need be.  From there on, most of our communication will be via email.  During those conversations we'll work on specific details of your wedding day.  The next time we meet should be the day before the wedding to go over any last details.  I'm always available though to consult with- whenever the need should arise.  

7.  What kind of gear do you use?
My DJ gear consists of :
1 Denon DN-1800F Dual CD Player
1 Denon DN-X400 Digital Mixer
2 JBL EON powered speakers (on stands)
1 Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop computer
3 Apple 120G iPods
1 Shure UT2458 Wireless Microphone

The mixer and cd player are packed into a small black carrying case which has no lettering or advertisement stenciled or painted on.  The only noticeable wires are two speaker cables that connect from the mixer to the speakers mounted on tripod stands on either side of where I set up.

 8. Do you have backup?
All of my gear has been updated within the past 3 years and I keep it all in perfect working order.  I have multiple sources from which to play music so even in the unlikely event that one source goes down, there are still three remaining.  (knocking on wood) I've yet to encounter any technical difficulty while performing at a wedding.

9. Do you take breaks?
No.  I make sure there is music playing at all times- from when the first guests are gathering for the ceremony until the reception ends.