Common Questions Asked

What kind of music do you play at Weddings ?

I will follow your guidance and play list as far as possible but I can never tell before a Wedding or Function exactly what music will be played. I don’t know your guests and there are many things that can influence the dance. I am trained to sum up the audience and choose music accordingly. To say before hand how many waltzes, Pop or Rock etc will be played is not possible. Generally a good mix of new and old while staying away from RAP and heavy rock.

What can influence the dance ?

The size of the dance floor, warm or cold weather. Number of younger or older guests that you invite. DJ table placement .
I prefer no guests between me and the dance floor because i lose contact with the crowd and cannot read facial expressions, body language etc. The time the dance floor is opened is important. Too early and the guests will have heavy tummies from dinner. Around 9.30 is normally a good time.

What kind of background music do you play during the dinner ?

I have 3 basic kind`s of background music, Your easy listening music like The Carpenters, Abba, Michael Learns To Rock, Danna Winner, Westlife, Nina Simone, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Barry White, Cat Stevens, Craig David, Diana Krall, Deacon Blue, Eric Clapton, Jack Johnson, John Legend, Marvin Gaye type music. And then we have the instrumentals like Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Pan flute etc. The 3rd kind is classical music and we use this only for very formal events or on request.

Can we give a long list of music we want played ?

Yes, you may but I discourage it. One very important thing to remember is that the bridal couple are very busy on the night, greeting, chatting etc. and they often rarely get a chance to dance. Now they choose the music, the guests maybe don’t like the selection and the worst is the bridal couple don’t even dance. Now we are stuck with a list that doesn’t work..

Can we at least make a short list of a few of our favorite songs and also a list of our dislikes?

Yes with pleasure.

Is it possible for somebody to sing with your microphone?

Yes it’s possible.

There is a band playing on our wedding as well. Do you allow them to play over your speakers?

Normally not. But if there’s no other choice we can make a plan. Please give us enough notice beforehand because some of the needs of a band differ from a normal DJ and we need to quote you on that and be prepared on the day.

How loud do you play and are the speakers large enough for 300 guests?

We normally play too soft. It is more acceptable for us if the guests ask to play louder than to ask us to turn the sound a little bit down. Yes my speakers can accommodate 300 guests with comfort.

What does the DJ wear

I normally wear a neat black collard shirt and black pants and black shoes that go with the outfit.

Can you do the sound and music in the chapel or church?

Yes. Please have a look at the different packages that i offer.

Do we have to seat the DJ with the guests or at their own table?

I prefer to sit at my DJ desk and eat. I must handle the microphone as well as the background music. You can just ask the venue to provide cutlery.

What do you need at the venue?

All i need is a reasonable close plug point, a table approx 1,8M long and a chair to sit on.

Do we have to provide you with food and drinks?

It would be nice to have a meal and softdrinks. I do realize that sometimes budget is very tight. In these situations please inform me so i can make sure i bring something to eat.

We also want to give you CD’s that you must play. May we and when must we give them?

You can give them to me on the night of the wedding, though i do prefer to collect them from you before hand.. The songs that you want played must be clearly marked.

What time do you arrive at the venue?

I like to get there well in advance, at least 5 hours before the reception starts.This allows for time should there be technical problems to sort out before your dream day starts.

If you are doing our sound and music in the chapel as well as backrounf music, what time will you be arriving?

I like to be set up at least 1 hour before the guests start to arrive at the chapel.

What do you need in the chapel?

Just a power Point.

Can the guests ask for requests to be played?

Yes that is fine, but i will always use my judgment if and when to play it.

Do you disturb the groom with sounds and music during his speech?

I do not do this unless it has been requested and then keep it to a minimum. If the groom has asked me not to do it then his requests will over ride anyone elses.

Do you display any sort of banner or advertising on the day.

Absolutely not. I do have buisness cards which can be given out if it is needed.

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