Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Denver DJ - Complete Backup DJ Gear Plan


To be considered a professional Wedding vendor I believe that you must be ready for whatever circumstances may throw your way. You need to be prepared to come through for your client because there are no “next time’s” or “do-overs” when it comes to weddings.

Now imagine your DJ is having trouble with his computer, he figures out that his power cord is not delivering power to his laptop and he doesn’t have an extra one and has no way of fixing the situation. Your reception is effectively over when his battery reaches zero percent.

Something as simple as one power cord can completely bring your reception crashing down around you. No amount of apologizing or refunding of money can give you back that moment that you needed music.

Now imagine all of the cords and all the cables that go to and from amps, speakers, lights and laptops. Now picture all of the electronics those cables connect to. There are so many moving parts that sooner or later something will go bad. Something just wont turn on. This is why I pack at least two of everything into the car to have on-site should any problems arise.

This is why I am so proud of hard I have worked to do everything I can to be able to step in and fix these kinds of situations because I have a Complete Backup Gear Plan. I am able to be completely confident that no matter what happens, no matter what piece of equipment may go out, that I will always be able to continue on with my performance. 

Any DJ who says their equipment has never had any problems is either lying or they are overdue for equipment failure. Make sure your DJ has a Complete Backup Gear Plan & that all of the backup gear is on-site. This is the best insurance policy against that nasty old Murphy and his law.




Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Your MC/DJ is your closest ally on your Wedding Day!!

Every wedding service provider has their own priorities when it comes to your reception. The photographer has to get their pictures and the caterer has to serve the food and clear the tables. These and other duties are sometimes done without any consideration to how it may impact other aspects of the reception. Sure, you may need to take extra time for photos but to make your guests wait for more than an hour is a very bad idea. You need somebody there who is seeing the big picture and actively working to keep these different pieces from clashing in the timeline and potentially causing your guests to do the one thing that nobody wants; Leaving early.

Of all the vendors you may hire and work with on your big day, your MC/DJ is by far your best ally in the battle to make your reception successful. Your MC/DJ’s priorities are to keep the events flowing smoothly and to keep your guests happy while enabling all of your vendors to achieve their goals for the event. Being able to spontaneously see all of the pieces and then fitting them together is something that only an experienced MC/DJ who is tuned in to your goals can offer.

The right DJ will also be able to work with you in order to create more of a spotlight for you to shine, or to downplay that spotlight if being the center of attention is not your thing.

Choose your MC/DJ wisely as they are truly your closest ally on your wedding day.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Add Your Personal Touch To The Music Mix Of Your Reception


Hiring a professional DJ should mean that you are allowing them to choose which music to play and when. If you have chosen somebody with experience and knowledge then you should be trusting in them to draw on what they know to rock the party.

With that being said, it is also vital that you give your DJ a list of songs or artists that YOU and your family are likely to enjoy. This gives me a starting point to engineer a unique reception that is tailor made for you and your crowd. I have sections in my online planning form for 15 high priority songs (15 is about how many songs I can play in an hour) as well as space for as many other requests as you wish to make.

I pride myself on playing amazing music that is not typically heard at weddings but still fits within your plans and the dynamic of your crowd. This really draws people into the event making the energy skyrocket. Guest requests are a big part of what can make this possible.

Going from table to table during cocktail hour and dinner to introduce myself and ask for requests is key. This not only gives your guests a chance to get to know their DJ a little better but it also opens the door for great input. This is input that clues me in to what will make them rush to the dance floor.

Your guests will remember the fun they had at your reception long after every other factor is forgotten. Don't forget to add those music requests, they are what will make your reception not just fun and unique but also totally unforgettable.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Why I Like Working Weddings The Most

Weddings are known to be the most challenging and demanding of all the markets a DJ may work in. The age range of the audience is enormous, usually making for a much more musically and demographically diverse night than most club DJ’s would ever need to prepare for. 

The environment also calls for a lot more diplomacy and patience as the DJ can be made to feel like they are working for not just their clients, guests, other vendors but also the venue. These different groups will naturally not always be in agreement. This is where a good MC/DJ will step in to keep all lines of communication open and find solutions to keep your big day on track.

I find weddings to be the most fun for all of these reasons. It is much more challenging and demanding than other types of gigs. I happen to find the challenge and added demands to be very exciting and fun. 

So many things make working weddings very special to me, things like: Playing a different genre every third or fourth song, watching young and old alike dancing together and all of the “Thank Yous”” I receive from the newlywed’s family and friends. 

These are just a few reasons why weddings are the best fit for me as a DJ and why they are my favorite.



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Is A DJ Right For Your Event?


Every now and then I will get a call from a prospective client where a DJ may not be the best entertainment option. These are usually wedding receptions where there will be no alcohol served, take place early in the day and with a low guest count (40 or less).

Chances are that there will be lots of natural light at these events due to them taking place during the day which means lighting effects will not be noticed. With such a low number of guests in attendance this means that generally the energy level will be lower and more laid back with much less focus on the dancing. In this case the volume level tends to be on the low side which lends itself to the situation much better than louder music.

Having an MC/DJ adds a certain level of direction and formality to any event which would otherwise be lacking. I believe this direction and formality is what most people are really looking for when they hire entertainment. Hiring an experienced Wedding MC/DJ in a case like this is even more important than usual. Hiring a club or hobbyist DJ would be a big mistake and an unnecessary expense leading to possible disappointment on several levels.

So, even if a pure DJ is not a great option for your event, an MC/DJ Wedding professional can be a huge asset. An MC/DJ should be anticipating what needs to be done, helping to facilitate those things and then announcing them so nobody misses a single thing.

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