DJ Dan Kinney
aka Disco Dan

The Perfect DJ for your Event!


Serving Aspen,

Glenwood Springs 

& the surrounding areas 

for quite some time.

Let Me Introduce Myself

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With over 30 years of experience entertaining for all types of events both large & small, I am the deejay you're considering hiring. I like to describe my style as "cross genre & generational pop" although I do have, can get & play other types of music.

Since I have no employees, it means that once booked, you cannot be switched to a different DJ later but it also means that you should respond quickly as other inquiries may come in for the same date as your event, especially if on a Saturday.

You will have guidance thru the process of hiring me but it doesn't stop there.  If you decide to choose me as your deejay, along with a contract you will receive an appropriate guide for your event type.


Let's see if I am the perfect DJ for your event!

Professional Equipment

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PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT

One of my first considerations when trying to come up with an accurate bid is to figure out what the equipment system requirements will be. It all begins with minimum equipment systems.


THE CLUB SYSTEM:

If your event is at a venue that has an "adequate for dancing" speaker system in place, which I can easily connect into, then the Club System should be sufficient. Essentially, its just the equipment displayed atop the black, skirted table above.  There is a microphone for me as well as a wired microphone for participant use.


THE PARTY-100 SYSTEM:

If you are expecting less than 100 or so guests & require me to bring a speaker system, then the P-100 System should be adequate. Add to the Club system the black, skirted table & the 2 smaller speakers displayed to the outsides in the above image.


THE EVENT-200 SYSTEM:

When you are expecting over 110, then an upgrade to the E-200 System is usually 

required.  The speakers that go with the P-100 system are replaced by the larger ones shown on either side of the table & the wired mic is replaced by a wireless mic.


EQUIPMENT EXTRAS: It is likely that if you are expecting between about 225 to 350 guests, require sound in multiple rooms or areas, then more sound equipment, which I have, will be required.  I also have an all LED special effects light show package

 as well as other extras such as a canopy with side walls for outdoor events where I cannot be under your tent. 

3 levels of Service

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Budget Services

If my function is to just play music, with little pre-event planning or preparation required & no MC duties or announcements required of me at the event, then my price for the service portion will be lowest. 

Standard Services

If your event requires more than what I offer with Budget Services but not nearly what would be required, say, for a wedding, then you should choose Standard Services.

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Premium Wedding Services

Clearly this could be the most "challenging" of any type of event for any deejay with allot of pre-wedding planning, preparation & participation by me at your event.  If however you can convince me that yours will be relatively simple, I would be open to negotiate.

The combination of equipment & services enables me to provide a broad range of cost options that allows me to create various packages.


 

No travel or motel stay fees for events within about a 1-hour drive of Woody Creek, CO  81656.  Set up & break down from my vehicle directly into your venue is included. 4 hours minimum on Saturdays & holidays.  Free parking not within 200 yards of the venue can result in additional charges. 

Bids are higher for events between 12/24 thru 01/01.


Download the appropiate Equipment & Services details guide.

Event Pricing Guide 08.07.18 (pdf)

Download

Wedding Price Guide 08.07.18 (pdf)

Download
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**Wedding Special**

 

Includes the E-200 system & Premium services for 4 performance hours between noon & 10pm, an additional speaker for something like a wedding ceremony nearby & an all LED Light show

. The check price for this is $999.

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*The Holidays Deal*

October 23rd thru December 21st.


Includes the P-100 system & Budget services for 4 performance hours until 10pm.  Also includes an all LED special effects light show  (eliminate the light show for $49). The check price for this is $499.  [assuming that pre-programmed holiday music for the 1st-hour is acceptable]

Wedding Video

Here is a link to a video compilation I created from last year's weddings.

Party Video

Here is a link to a video compilation I created from last year's events.

The Process

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THE PROCESS

a. Shortly after receiving your inquiry, expect me to respond with some additional PRE-CONTRACTUAL QUESTIONS", as I will not likely have enough information about you & your event to give you my lowest & most accurate bid.  All the items will help guide you through the process of organizing your event with me (or any DJ).  It's basic information I need in order to figure out what equipment will be required, the kind of service you want & if any extras or incidentals are needed. 


b. After receiving your response with the answered questions, I can reply with my recommended package & bid.  If you then decide that I am the perfect deejay for your event & agree on the price, I'll email you a contract & a guide appropriate for your event type.  The guide asks for additional information I need about you, your event & also enables us to create an agenda.  For payment details, see "PAYMENTS & PAYMENT METHODS" below.


c. Then after I receive both the signed contract & your non-refundable deposit, I can send you a music list appropriate for your service [see an example below].  The music list is a sort of musical map for me (remember, this is after all about you & your needs).  Dependent upon the complexity of your event, all items in the guide [also viewable below] need to be addressed no later than 1 to 2 weeks prior to your event.  It's the same for the list if you think it's particularly important that I have all the titles you may want.


d. You will have unlimited phone & email support & if your event is like most weddings, we will need to speak at least once so that I am clear about everything such as the pronunciation of names.


e. If you choose Standard or Premium level services, your music lists contain a New & Hot section. You can choose to receive an update to that section as we get close to your event date.


f. One week prior to your event, I always send a courtesy reminder that includes an invoice with the balance due.  Then I'll see you at the event & we party!


g. Any items in the agenda can be changed at the event.  I can also take requests from participants unless you choose not to allow them to do so.  In both cases, I should be given 10 or 15 minutes advance notice in order for all to run smoothly.


h. Lastly, the balance is due by the end of performance of services.  You can also expect a follow-up email from me.

Pre-Contractual Questions

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(some questions may not be relevant to your event & will be removed)

   

  1. How much do you have budgeted for the deejay? 
  2. How shall we name this event (traditional weddings require the last names of the bride & then the groom)? 
  3. What is the location, including the venue name, of your event (some locations can be quite remote & difficult to get to from a city or town)? 
  4. Will I be able to connect into the venues' "adequate for dancing" sound system, but if not, approximately how many guests are you expecting?
  5. When do you expect me to begin my services at the event & when do you expect my services to end at the event? 
  6. When is the latest I should have my equipment set up by (will I need to finish my set up more than 15 minutes before I start my performance begins)? 
  7. Do you anticipate the need for additional sound equipment (for something like a wedding ceremony), desire a light show or other extras? 
  8. Will I be indoors or under a tent with electricity (I must have protection from the elements)? 
  9. Would you prefer to pay the deposit & balance by credit card, check or cash (a cash deposit requires a local meeting)?

10. Which of these 3 service levels do you think best fits your needs (you can choose to highlight your selection)? 

a. BUDGET SERVICES: "I/We do not require any MC duties or announcements by DJ Dan, choosing instead to perform all these duties ourselves. Dan's function is only to entertain us with music. We also don't want to spend much time on the selection of music so a simple 1 page genre music list with room for up to a dozen specific requests would be great. 

b. "STANDARD SERVICES: "I/We anticipate the need for some MC duties with perhaps up to 4 announcement by DJ Dan. [If your event is a wedding, an announcement of the grand entrance of the couple only(1), their 1st dance(2), Bride/Father(3) & Groom/Mother(4) dances counts as four.  Substitutions acceptable].  I/We think it would be great to have a few of our guests perform some of these duties.  We also would like to receive your Standard Music List which can give me/us a moderate amount of help in the music selection process."  

c. PREMIUM SERVICES: [weddings only]: "I/We don't want any restrictions on MC duties or announcements by DJ Dan & want as much help as possible in the selection of music."

11. For weddings only, does either marriage participant serve in the military, police or other 1st responders & wearing a uniform at the event (my bid will be a bit lower if you are)? 

12. Is there anything else about your event I should know? 

Music

Here are 2 free examples of the 3 music lists I provide.  


WORD versions are sent dependent upon your chosen service level.

These lists are meant as reference material only.  Do not use if you are hiring me.


Directions on these 2 lists must be followed in order to avoid the additional fees mentioned in your contract. It's the only way I can control time spent in my office.


If you do not want any restrictions placed on your event & the largest list I provide, choose Premium Services.


Party & Wedding Guides

Examples of the guides you'll receive can be found here.

Please note that directions on these guides should be followed in order to avoid possible extra fees mentioned in your contract.

Wedding Guide (pdf)

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Event Guide (pdf)

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References, Payment & Contact Info

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References

Although I do have references available upon request, I might suggest that you consider contacting one of my preferred venues or vendors below.


BUMPS AT BUTTERMILK:  Aspen, CO; 970.920.0991 bumpsrestaurant@aspensnowmass.com


DEBRA DOYLE PLANNER:  Basalt, CO; 970.618.5750 AspenEventWorks.com


THE REDSTONE INN:  Redstone, CO; 970.963.2526


EUROPEAN CATERERS/Steve McKinney:  Aspen, CO; 970.920.4262 sdmckenney@comcast.net


FLYING DOG RANCH RETREAT:  Carbondale, CO; 970.309.5256 lydias@sopris.net


CAROL MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY:  Aspen, CO; 970.544.010 carol@carolmiller.us


LARRY MACINTIRE CATERER: Aspen, CO; 970.925.3739 larrymacintire@comcast.net


JANE FLOYD ASSOCIATES:  Snowmass Village, CO; 970.923.2333 jfloydassociates.com


THE AVALANCHE RANCH:  Redstone, CO; 970.963.2846 info@AvalancheRanch.com


THE LITTLE NELL EVENTS TEAM:  Aspen, CO; 970.920.6382 events@TheLittleNell.com


KIDTOONS/Tammy Baar:  Aspen, CO; 970.379.7721 tammy@kidtoons.com

GREG & KATH PHOTOGRAPHY:  Carbondale, CO; 970.963.0721 weddingeventphoto.com


NESHAMA CENTER/Rabbi Yitzhak:  Aspen, CO; 970.925.9568 dalia@neshamacenteraspen.org


credit cards accepted

Payment Methods

I will require a non-refundable deposit between $200 & $400 to secure my services & I do accept payments by credit card via PayPal & Square but my bids will be lower if all payments are made by check or in cash.  If you are able to choose the cash payment option, a required meeting will need to be scheduled within 1 week of the contract date. You will have 1 week to look over the contract & pay the deposit when choosing to do so by credit card & 2 weeks to return the signed contract & deposit if paying by check.  As stated previously, you should book all the performance time you need in advance as rates will be higher if you extend at the event.


* If you will require me to have liability insurance, there will be an additional fee, currently anticipated to be $59.


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I eagerly await your inquiry!

DJ Dan Kinney aka Disco Dan

POB 133, Woody Creek, CO  81656

voice calls. 970.923.6506

text only: 970.379.6506

DjDanKinney@gmail.com


Providing local dj services including dj services in Aspen, dj services in Glenwood Springs & the surrounding areas since 1984.  All kinds of events including wedding dj services.