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DJ advice

Thinking of booking a DJ?

Ask them the following questions:

Do you have PLI (Public Liability Insurance) & PAT (Portable Appliance Testing):

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.

How many events have you attended and do you know my venue?

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.

Can you meet me before booking, or at least before the event?

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.

Do you have a backup plan?

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!

What sort of music will you play and can I give you a set list?

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.

Do you provide optional extras?

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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