Q. Who is the DJ
who will be doing my party?
A. Unless you are
informed otherwise up front, DJ Brian is the professional who will be DJing your party.
Be careful when you book with other DJ companies. You may have seen one of
their DJs and wanted to book him/her for your affair. But you probably won't know
until a few days prior to your event if that person will actually be working your party.
And, in some cases, they will send a "trainee" to work your party instead.
Is your once-in-a-lifetime event worth taking chances on?
Q. Where do you do
A. My primary service
area is the four boroughs of Long Island: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. I
sometimes travel further for special events. Contact me for more information.
Q. How will you come
dressed to my affair?
A. Unless you tell me
otherwise, I will come to your affair attired in a black tuxedo, white tuxedo shirt and
bow-tie. If your affair is more casual in nature (e.g. a Block Party), I will come
in a decorative shirt and dress jeans. Let me know if this does not meet the
requirements of your affair.
Q. Are the songs on
the "Most Requested" list the only music you have?
A. No. I have a
personal music collection of over 40,000 songs, across all genres, from Classical to Rap
and everything in between. The "Most Requested" list is just that -- a
list of the songs which are most requested at parties. I always have with me music
from the 1940's to the current Top 40 charts. If your particular requests are not
reflected on the "Most Requested Songs" list, just add them in at the
bottom. I use the list as a guideline so I can have an idea of what type of music
you want, or don't want, to hear at your affair.
What kind of lighting do you provide?
A. Most parties do not
require any kind of special lighting. That is why my basic set-up only includes a
row of multi-colored spots. I also have two strobe lights that I use for special
effect. As an upgrade to my basic package, I can offer you two additional lighting
effects: the Mushroom (aka Vertigo) and two Mini-Moons. (See pictures below) These
both provide multi-colored beams of light which twist and turn to the beat of the
music. I don't use them constantly, but add them for special effect throughout the
affair. (Keep in mind that these lights only work well in a dimly lit room.)
My compact set-up does not allow me to provide any more elaborate lighting effects than
these. I also do not use any fog or bubble machines. Most catering halls no
longer allow these as they have a tendency to make the dance floor slippery.
Q. Do you provide
A. Not in the basic
package, but they can be added on. Pricing depends on the size of your party and
what kind of handouts you would like to have. You can estimate that a package of
about 100 miscellaneous items will be around $75. This would include a variety of
items, such as leis, maracas, tambourines, hats, blow-up guitars, etc. It you have
special needs, let me know.
Q. What are your
guest participation activities?
A. This depends on the
type of party and the crowd. At a wedding, I'll play a game with your guests to give
away the centerpieces and surprise the bride and groom with my special "singing
telegram". At a more low-key party, I'll play my variation on "Name That
Tune" called "Name That Group". At a kids party, I'll play
"Movie Trivia", musical chairs and/or freeze dance. And at all parties,
when it is time to do those great line dances, I'll be on the dance floor, showing your
guests how to do the Macarena, Hands Up, YMCA, Electric Slide, Dollar Wine, Greased
Lightning, Shout, Chicken Dance, Conga Line, Limbo and the Hokey Pokey. I'll also
bring new dances, such as the Cha-Cha Slide to the party.
Q. I contacted
"Joe's" DJ Service, and they said that I needed three DJs in order to make my
party a success.
A. In my line of work,
I come into contact with a lot of DJs. Although there are exceptions, in most cases
where there are multiple DJs at a party, only one is doing anything at any one time.
I have been professionally trained to be able to handle master-of-ceremonies duties,
guest participation activities and music all by myself. Certain types of parties
lend themselves to needing an additional DJ (such as a Bar Mitzvah). But in most
cases you are paying extra for something that you don't need.
Click Here To Request a Quote