Frequently asked Questions
Q: Do you take Requests
A: Yes! I love to hear your ideas & its always cool to discover my next record is exactly what im being asked to play! Requests are played as soon as possible but not always immediately.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Since 2012 I have charged £50 per hour for parties. This price has had to increase since the pandemic / lock downs due to extensive loss of income and the increasing cost of living. I still aim to be competitive & arguably offer much more value for money considering that there are other pro DJs in Cornwall charging £££s more than i do.
Q: What time do you go on till? Can you set up earlier in the day?
A: I generally prefer to keep bookings to a 4 hour time frame. An 11pm finish is preferable to me & seems to be a more common finish time for clients too. If you wish to go on to midnight and beyond its a possibility, just ask and ill see what i can offer. I can either set up right before the event (1hr) Or apon arrangement earlier in the day. This is often required for weddings when there are other things happening in the venue during the day.
Q: Can i give you a playlist?
A: Yes of course you can. Please give a range of suggested tunes you and your friends and family would love to DANCE to. Weather thats a slow dance, upbeat or a singalong. Ultimately its about music that brings you all together on the dance floor. I dont accept running order lists because they never work. The best approach is to give me your best suggestions of up to 20-30 songs and ill take care of the rest.
Q: How long do you take to setup?
A: A compact setup can take as little as 30 mins. A more extensive setup with added subwoofer & karaoke will take up to one hour. Pack down is usually a little quicker.
Q: Do you have any restrictions on where you can and cant play?
A: Due to my asthma i avoid playing in any venue with a fire / log-burner.
Q: How much height and width do you require?
A: For a compact setup i would need 8ft width, 6ft height. If using the overhead lighting rig, i need 9ft height
Q: Do you actually mix the music like proper DJs, eg Carl Cox?
A: Yes, I learned to mix by ear so although i have the benefit of digital music files & DJ software, i can mix most records to create smooth / seamless transitions. Where this is not possible or appropriate i can just drop the next song in or play songs back to back.
Q: Do you talk a lot on the mic?
A: I use the mic more towards the start of the event in order to welcome guests, make myself known & make important announcements. Throughout the rest of the night i will use the mic from time to time in order to enhance the atmosphere & make further announcements as required.
Q: When do i pay & do you offer cash discounts?
A: Once i have quoted you for your event & your happy, the next step is to send an invoice via email. That will include all payment info. Once you have paid a minimum deposit amount, the date is booked and confirmed. The balance should be paid prior to the event date. Cash payments are welcome, although most find its easier to pay electronically & as i am a low earner, i pay very little or 0 income tax, so cash payments are of no financial benefit, so i dont offer cash discounts incentives.