Thinking of booking a DJ?
Ask them the following questions:
These are two documents that protect you and your guests should anyone get hurt or the venue gets damaged. If Your DJ’s amp catches fire and burns down your function room or hurts someone, if they do not have PLI then the insurance company may pursue you for damages.
A DJ may have been in business for 10 years but may only work once a month, so its worth asking what and how may events they have worked at. If they have worked at your venue, then they will know about the access, timings and may also be on first name terms with the staff, which can only be a good thing.
You would not invite a stranger to your event, so why not meet your DJ before or after booking so you can chat about what they can do for you and get a better idea of how they will be on the night. It will pay dividends if you know them personally and can plan your event with them properly, rather than meeting them on the night and handing them a tracklist.
Mobile DJ’s work with an array of technical kit and can travel long distances to your event, so ask them ‘what happens if your amp blows up, do you have a spare’, or ‘what happens if you break down, do you have RAC’, or ‘you work alone, if you fall ill on the night, what will happen then?’. A professional DJ will have full backup plan in place for all of those eventualities. The main one is having backup sound & playout, because if that breaks, you will be in silence all night!
This of course depends on your requirements, but every DJ is different, so select the one you like the look of and ask them whether you can give them a setlist and will they take requests. The last thing you want when arranging an 80th birthday is for a DJ to be playing chart all night.
Most of our DJ’s have a vast knowledge of sound and lighting systems so can provide a range of extras, such as LED uplighting, dancing on the clouds, mirrorball, early set ups, flames, Monograms, TV’s & projectors, all day DJ, photo booths, custom lighting & theming, dance floors and much more.
Looking for a good Hampshire mobile DJ?
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