Welcome to my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
Here you will find questions to commonly asked questions covering topics such as . . .
- DJ equipment
- Song selection
- and more.
If you have a question that isn’t answered, please contact me.
DJs typically fall into two categories. There are DJs who command attention. They use the microphone a lot, incorporate games, props, and interact with the crowd frequently throughout the night.
The second type of DJ is a facilitator of the party. He or she makes sure the music flows smoothly, that announcements are made only as needed and keeps the chatter on the microphone to a minimum.
I fall into the second category. However, if you would like more interaction and games, I am happy to accommodate any request.
I have an extensive music library that spans a vast array of genres and eras. I will likely have the songs you would like to hear. If I do not have a particular song that you’d like, I will do my best to purchase it or play in on Tidal. Tidal is a streaming music that unlike Spotify integrates seamlessly with my DJ gear. If it is a rare track or a culturally diverse song I am not familiar with, you can provide a copy in advance to ensure the correct version will be played at your wedding or event.
It is your special day and you can plan as little or as much of it as you want when it comes to the music. Feel free to provide me with a list of songs you would like to hear. This can be as long as you want. Keep in mind that a typical four hour dance allows for approximately 50-60 songs. On average, wedding guests make between 20-30 requests as well.
When we meet, we will have a discussion about the music at your event. Some couples like to plan out every musical detail, others tell me to simply play to the crowd and keep people dancing. Wherever you fall in this scale, I will work with you every step of the way.
There may be genres, artists, or specific songs that you simply cannot stand. If so, please provide me with a “Do Not Play List.” I won’t play any of those songs or artists even if they are requested by your guests. After all, it is your wedding and the music should be exactly the way you like it.
I can take requests at the reception or ahead of time. I even let guests request songs via text message. I started doing so during Covid times but people loved it and I’ve kept it up. This lets people who might never approach the DJ, a chance to have their song heard.
Some couples choose to ask guests to request a song or two on the RSVP. It could be as simple as including the text, “A song that would get me out of my chair and onto the dance floor is . . .”
I am always happy to play music that will keep people up and dancing. I also provide you the option of a “Do Not Play List” so you won’t have to hear a song or artist on your wedding day that you would prefer not to.
Chase is skilled at “reading the crowd” and playing to a wide range of tastes. He plays upbeat music from a variety of styles and eras to please the diverse audience that will likely be at your event. He is an expert at blending together different styles of music to keep the dance floor popping all night long.
He will work with you in advance to make sure that he plays the music that both you and your guests will appreciate. He take requests on the fly and play the songs your guests want to hear in the moment as well.
I can provide suitable music for the ceremony. If you have an idea of what you would like to hear, I will work with you to make sure it fits perfectly for the ceremony.
It is customary to order a dinner for the DJ. Some people choose to have the photographer and DJ sit together at a table that doesn’t include close family members. Alternatively, I can a bring a plate to the DJ station and be served there.
Along with providing the music for your event, I can also serve as your Master of Ceremonies. I can speak as little or as much as you would like. I can make announcements throughout the evening whenever needed. I will meet with you prior to the event to make sure I can pronounce everyone’s name correctly, and figure out the order and timing of speeches and announcements.
If you have a time between your wedding ceremony and the reception that requires background music, I can happily supply you with that service as well. If this is in a different room or location from the rest of your reception, there may be a additional charge for us to set up. I can play any style of soft music to help set the mood you would like for your cocktail hour.
I can also provide background music during dinner for no additional charge.
I will call you within 48 hours of contacting me. I will arrange to meet you with to discuss the details of your wedding or event. I will also follow up with you the week prior to your wedding to make sure all of the details have been finalized and arranged.
Of course! You can bring your own music on a USB drive or share it with me beforehand. I will be happy to play it. Make sure your music is either .mp3 or.wav. format.
Some people choose to do this because they have culturally specific music that I am unlikely to have. If you have any special mash-up, remixes or cover songs, this is a way to ensure the correct version of the song you want to hear is played.
Touching base with your DJ is a great idea for a few reasons.
I like to do it because it lets me ask questions and tailor my service to fit your unique needs. It also gives you the chance to see the equipment options I offer and the resources I supply you with.
If something happens at the last minute and I am not able to perform, I will do everything in my power to get a replacement DJ for your event.
If you wish to a have a slide show at your event or live musicians, I will be happy to work with you to make it happen. We will go over all of the details when we meet and help make sure things run smoothly.
I require a six or eight foot table to set up our turntables and gear. Most venues will be able to provide this for you. The lights and speakers do not require much additional space. Some venues may already have speakers or a DJ booth. I will be able to utilize those elements and work with the space available.
In order to reserve me as a DJ for your event, I require a deposit. The remaining balance is due three weeks prior to your wedding date. Taking care of this in advance allows you to relax and enjoy your special day.
When I meet with you, I will discuss all of the options available including speakers, lights, microphones, and any additional equipment or services you may require.
I take a personal approach when it comes to providing you our services. I take the time to ask you the important questions; questions that you might not consider asking and questions other DJ services don’t know how to ask. I provide you with tools to communicate your needs and desires and do our best to accommodate all of them. This means that your DJ will be very well informed and able to deliver a top-notch experience for you and your guests.
My value expands beyond professionalism, quality equipment, and friendly service. I communicate with you directly, provide you with online resources to help you plan, and offer flat rate pricing options and plans that can’t be beat.
If I have not answered your question here, please do not hestitate to ask. I will be happy to answer questions on the phone, via social media, or face-to-face during our initial meeting. You can check our contact page for all of the ways you can reach me.