Q: What areas do you service?
A: The majority of our bookings take place in the Chicago, IL and Austin, TX areas, but we are more than happy to travel within 150 miles of the city center. We also take on the occasional destination wedding, so please feel free to inquire!
Q: What sets you apart from other DJ Companies?
A: We keep our talent roster small, high-quality, and unique. (We only hire interesting artistic people, who are passionate, and a joy to work with!) Our goal is to keep that bespoke "mom & pop" level dynamic amongst our team, while still offering administrative infrastructure, backup equipment, and other contingencies.
Q: What types of events do you typically undertake?
A: We have worked at a large variety of events, including weddings, fashion shows, product/media launches, holiday parties, professional basketball games, proms, parades, and even a pop-up yoga event!
Q: Do you have vendor insurance?
A: Yes. We can provide any additional insured documentation to your venue upon request.
Q: Do you provide audio equipment?
A: Yes, we are all-inclusive! Our basic package includes up to two sound system setups, plus a high-end wireless handheld microphone, plus backup equipment in case of any technical difficulties. All we need to operate is access to a standard (110v household) power outlet.
Q: Are you able to provide music for my wedding ceremony?
A: Absolutely ! We are happy to provide music and/or a microphone for any on-site ceremonies. We do offer bundling discounts if you book any of our live ceremony musicians for your ceremony or cocktail hours, but our DJs are also happy to handle music cues for processionals and recessionals if you prefer.
Q: What are your rates?
Q: How do we coordinate our music for the evening?
A: Your selected DJ or musician will work with you one-on-one to brainstorm the music for your evening. After this consultation, you will be asked to complete a "Planning Worksheet," where you have the option to list any special announcements, key songs, or other important details.
Q: How do I secure a DJ or musician for my date?
A: Once we determine which DJ or musician you would like to work with, we will secure the date with a contract and 50% deposit.
Q: Do you take requests? How do you handle them?
A: Our DJs all have extensive personal music libraries, and are happy to download an important request on the spot if needed (and if WiFi is available). We are happy to play any request that we feel falls within the confines of your tastes, and as long as we predict it will keep the floor packed! While we suggest alerting our live musicians of any special requests prior to an event, all of our musicians are happy to accommodate spontaneous requests whenever possible.
Q: What type of music do you play?
A: Our DJs are extremely versatile, and can play a number of genres including big band, Motown, swing, classic rock, new wave, 80s/90s pop, hip hop, top 40, and Latin to name a few. We typically avoid line dances (Macarena, Chicken Dance, etc.), and try to infuse a sense of style to any set. Our live musicians are also extremely versatile, and typically play jazz, folk, classical, bossa nova, and modern contemporary music.
Q: What do you require from our venue?
A: We request a standard 6-foot banquet table (we can adapt to be smaller if needed) and access to a standard electrical outlet.
Q: What do you wear to AN event?
A: Our DJs & musicians always show up dressed to match the elegance of your event. We typically opt for understated dark-colored suits or dresses, with neutral accessories. We also go to great lengths to keep our work area tidy, so as never to detract from all of the hard work you've spent making your space look amazing.
Q: Do your DJs provide emcee services?
A: We are more than happy to make announcements for your event in a clear and confident speaking voice, as well as to help keep your timeline on-track throughout the course of the event. We prefer not to motivate guests by shouting into the microphone with a theatrical "radio voice," (think: "Let's get ready to rumble!") but rather to put music first, and maintain a cool and confident approach.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept Chase Quickpay, personal checks, and credit cards (via PayPal).
Q: Do we need to tip the DJ?
A: Gratuities are appreciated but not required. A service gratuity of 15% is the industry standard.
Q: WHAT DOES YOUR DJ EQUIPMENT LOOK LIKE?
We know you put a lot of effort into making your events look great, so we always strive to keep our equipment setups tidy and clean. Feel free to check out this sample diagram of our equipment set up here.