Q. How much do you charge?
A. Obviously, the most
often-asked, and first-asked question. We strive to keep our prices
competitive with other DJ's in our area with comparable equipment,
Before continuing, please take a moment
and go to:
"A Typical Wedding"(use "back" to return here
For 1-time only, private, not-open-to-public functions: Weddings,
Anniversaries, Home Parties, etc.-- is listed on our
only Master of Ceremonies work (directing the reception) is included.
Then, book the DJ/MC services at these
regular prices, and get Karaoke Services at only $100 extra for the
entire function! Well over 80,000 different songs! (10/12/09) It would
cost at LEAST that to rent a machine on your own, and you would need
someone competent to run it.
*Note: Karaoke alone is also available at $100
For more information on our Karaoke
Bars, lounges, etc. (public dances) are
negotiable, depending on the time of the year and the number of dates
booked, but would be in the vicinity of $200 per night for DJ and
Karaoke combined. . The $200 rate is considered a
multiple-night price (ongoing).
Overtime for private functions any
period of time past the stated contracted time) is $100 per
hour, depending on our availability.
Travel am willing to travel. I often
travel 1 to 2 hours away from home to do functions. Travel outside my
local area (local is determined by me, but is 50 +/- miles from
Pontotoc, MS.. Naturally, charge depends on how far I have to go.
For more information on prices and
Q. What kind of music do you have?
A. We have a wide
variety of music on hand, whether it be for a wedding, an anniversary
party, or a folksy 'ol campground. Generally, a good variety,
especially of dance numbers, is needed. If a list of "please be sure
to play" is submitted to me within a week or two prior to your
function, I will make every effort to acquire them. We also do have
radio edited versions of songs
Q. Do you take requests from our guests
as well as ones we may want?
A. Yes and Yes. It's
our aim, of course, to please you and as many of your guests as
possible. After all, from a business point of view, there could be
future clients in the audience. We also try to play them as soon as
Q. What if we have some special songs
we want played?
A. Provided the song
list is sent (email, or regular mail) at least one to two weeks prior
to your function. This would give sufficient time, if needed, to
acquire a few we may not have.
Q. Do you work with us, or do you have
a set way of doing things?
attitude is always that I'm being hired by you, and I do what you want
to have done. This is YOUR wedding or function. I'll be glad to
make some suggestions when we meet prior to the wedding, and certainly
if you need ideas or guidance, I've been to and played at many
weddings in the past 20+ years, and I see how others like to do
things. In the end, though, I make it YOUR decision as to what
we inevitably do.
Q. Do you keep things "rolling"?
Some good examples are making sure the toast is being poured by the
time the entrance of the wedding party is made. Another would be
briefing the photographer and caterer at the beginning as to the
format I've worked out with you, so they are ready to take pictures,
or checking that food and wine toasts have been set out and ready to
be served so as to not have any "down-time" You will see me "roaming
around" a lot, speaking with the photographer, caterer or kitchen
people, coordinating happenings.
Not the usual thought-of responsibilities of the DJ/MC.
Q. Do you typically provide props or
are you a more low key act?
A. Yes I provide props
for club and bars. As far as weddings and private parties I believe on
allowing the music to "speak" for itself. I also believe that folks
want to dance.
Q. Do you need a down deposit for us to
retain your services?
A. Yes. A $100.00 retainer would be
needed to retain your date in our book. The deposit is non-
refundable, but is applied to and subtracted from your original,
agreed-to fee. The retainer is expected, usually by mail, within 5
mailing days from when you called me to inform me of your decision. I
will hold the date for you for those 5 days--guaranteed.
Once the retainer is secured, if anyone
else calls for that day-time, I simply inform them I'm all set with
A check or money order may be sent to
and payable to:
105 Johns Lane