The Perfect DJ for your Event!
Serving the Roaring Fork Valley
for quite some time.
With over 35 years of experience entertaining for all types of events both large & small, I am now only accepting inquiries for events of a maximum of about 225 guests.
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.
Let's see if I am the perfect DJ for your event!
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: If it is determined that an extra speaker is required for sound support in a separate area for something like a wedding ceremony or music in a different room, I can provide it. I also have an all-LED light show. A tent, which I have, is required for all outdoor events when I cannot be protected from the elements under your tent. All at additional an flat fee of $99 each.
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 bid for the service portion will be lowest. [This service level is not available for weddings]
If your event requires more than what I offer with Budget Services but not nearly what would be required, say, for a typical wedding, then you should choose Standard 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, perhaps Standard Services will be adequate.
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.
My bids are based on these anticipated factors
All these factors are figured into my minimum of 3 performance hours & range in price from $100 to about $250 for all events ending by 10pm. Each additional hour is reduced to a range of $100 to $190 per hour until midnight.
My bid for your event will likely be between a low of $350 for a 3 hour event at a venue where I can connect into a speaker system & a maximum high of $1200 which would include extra hours & equipment.
If I find that your event will price out higher than that, it is likely that I will respond that "your event is not a good fit for me".
Except for New Years, I am no longer accepting requests for events between the hours of 12am & 10am.
My bids will be higher for events between 12/26 & 01/01!
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 or DJ only tent.
. The check price for this is $999.
October 23rd thru December 21st.
Includes the P-100 system & Budget services for 4 performance hours until 11pm. The check price for this is $499.
Here is a link to a video compilation I created from recent weddings.
Here is a link to a video compilation I created from last year's events.
Here are the 2 examples of the email questions I'll need answered, appropriate for your event type, in order to be able to give you my lowest & most accurate bid.
You can download the appropriate document but it would be easier if you allow me to send you the actual email.
Here are 2 free examples of the 3 music lists I provide.
Although you can use these if you will be hiring me, it would be best if you allow me to send you the most updated WORD version.
If you do not want any restrictions placed on your event & the largest list I provide, choose Premium Services.
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.
Or call me now at;
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
FLYING DOG RANCH RETREAT: Carbondale, CO; 970.309.5256 firstname.lastname@example.org
CAROL MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY: Aspen, CO; 970.544.010 email@example.com
LARRY MACINTIRE CATERER: Aspen, CO; 970.925.3739 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
GREG & KATH PHOTOGRAPHY: Carbondale, CO; 970.963.0721 weddingeventphoto.com
NESHAMA CENTER/Rabbi Yitzhak: Aspen, CO; 970.925.9568 firstname.lastname@example.org