DJ Dan Kinney
aka Disco Dan

The Perfect DJ for your Event!


Serving the Roaring Fork Valley 

for quite some time.

Let Me Introduce Myself

a wedding

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 300 guests. 

As my aka would suggest, I'm great at disco, classic rock & oldies but I like to describe my style as "cross genre & generational pop" so I also have & can play today's pop & country.

I have no employees or surrogates which 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 & a choice of 2 music lists for your event.


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


PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT

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 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 priced to include travel to & from your venue, setup & breakdown efforts.


THE CLUB SYSTEM:

If your event is at a venue that has a speaker system in place with adequate power & volume that I can easily connect into, then the Club System should be sufficient. Essentially, it's 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:

The P-100 System includes all the equipment included in the Club System plus 2, 12" powered speakers. When placed adjacent to the dance floor & in the same room or under a tent, it's adequate for up to a maximum of 100 attending guests.  It also comes with the table & chair as displayed above however the speakers are a bit smaller than those displayed above.


THE EVENT-200 SYSTEM:

With the E-200 System, the speakers of the P-100 System are upgraded to the larger 15" powered speakers as shown in the above photo & is adequate for up to about 200 guests.  The wired mic is replaced by a wireless microphone.  Basically all that you can see in the above image.


THE EVENT-300 SYSTEM:

If you are expecting more than 200 & up to no more than 300 guest in a large room or tent, I can add the speakers of the P-100 system adjacent to the E-200 speakers.


EQUIPMENT EXTRAS:  If it is determined that a single 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 10' x10' tent, which I have, is required for all outdoor events when I cannot be protected from the elements under your tent.  All at additional flat fees. 


Scroll to the bottom & open my PRICING GUIDE for more detailed information.

2 levels of Service

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Budget Services

Most events will fall into this category that require usual pre-event planning, preparation & participation by me at the event but there are limitations.  Expect that all emcee duties & announcements will need to  be performed by someone other than me as am expected to only play music.  Since I own all my music, you may be responsible for the purchase of additional music I may not have if you are unable to provide them.  You will receive my event guide & my music (genre) list for help in the organizing of & music selection for your event.   

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Budget Wedding Services

Wedding DJs charge higher rates because these events typically require allot of pre-wedding planning, preparation & participation by the DJ at the event.  However, in my efforts to keep pricing at reasonable rates, I am placing restrictions on the services I provide.  So if you're trying not to go into debt starting your life together & want to keep it simple, my services could be a perfect fit.

    Scroll to the bottom & open my PRICING GUIDE for more detailed information.   

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 amount & time of service & if any extras or incidentals like extra speakers & lighting are needed.   You will also receive my pricing guide available below. If you do not respond, expect no more than one follow up call.


b. After receiving your response with the answered questions, I can reply with my recommended package (the combination of equipment & services) & 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 request from PayPal (or other) for the deposit will also arrive shortly thereafter.  The request from PayPal can be ignored if you wish to pay by check.  You will have 7 business days to read & return both the contract & non-refundable deposit.  


c. Then after I receive both the signed contract & your non-refundable deposit, I'll email you the appropriate event guide & a music list [all viewable below].  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.  

  

d. All items in the appropriate guides need to be addressed no less than 10 business days prior to most events & two weeks for weddings. All music request need to be submitted in the same time frame as well otherwise I cannot guarantee I'll have all that you want.  Late submissions may be subject to an additional fee of $50.


e. 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.


f. One week prior to your event, I always send a courtesy reminder that includes an invoice with the balance due.  Explained below, a request for the balance due will also arrive from PayPal (or other).  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.  If you are paying via PayPal (or other), I will need to see that the funds have been deposited prior to me traveling to your event.  If this does not work for you because of any number of reasons, then plan on handing me cash or a check at the event.  We can discuss this in advance.

SERVICE GUIDES

 You can use these but it would be best to let me send you a Word version. 

Event Guide 2020 (pdf)

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Wedding Guide 2020 (pdf)

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MY EMAIL QUESTIONNAIRES

 

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.

Event Pre-Contractual Questions 2020 (pdf)

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Wedding Pre-Contractual Questions 2020 (pdf)

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MUSIC

 

The Genre Music List typically goes out to those hiring me for Budget Services however you can request the Wedding Music List if you wish.  The Wedding Music List displayed below is missing content in it's last section, N} New & Hot.  They can also give you some idea of the music I have & can play.   You can use the Top Music Suggestions as a resource.  

These are free for you to use but it would be best if you let me send you a Word version of the Genre List or Wedding list (which will include that missing content) after we contract.  

I own all my music & do not subscribe to any cloud or on line music services so I do have limits on the number of tracks that I am willing to purchase before you incur additional charges.  Typically, none with Budget Services, 2 per hour of service for Wedding Services.

The lists are created to help you so you are not required to use them.

Be sure to read your contract or ask for details!

There are no additional charges for any song on any of these lists.

Genre Music List (pdf)

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Wedding Music List 2020 (pdf)

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Top Music Suggestions 2019 (PDF)

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Wedding Video

Here is a link to a video compilation I created from recent weddings.

Party Video

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

PRICING

 My bids are based on these anticipated factors

  • What equipment will I need to do the job.
  • How much time, effort & expense in traveling, setting up & breaking down at your venue will there be.
  • How much time, expense & effort will I have to spend in my office.
  • What level of involvement will be required of me during my performance.


These factors are figured into my minimum of 3 performance hours

Open or download my Pricing Guide for more detailed information. 

Pricing Guide 2020 (pdf)

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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 (or other possible method).


You will have 7 business days to read the contract & pay the deposit.  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.


You will receive an invoice reflecting the pre-event balance due as well as a request from PayPal (or other) 1 week prior to your event date which can be ignored if your are paying in cash or by check.


The balance is due by the end of performance of my services so if you wish to pay be credit card, be sure to remit payment at least 48 hours prior to your event.  If you wish to wait until my services are concluded, plan on handing me a check 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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CONTRACT EXAMPLES

Depending upon the services you are contracting for, 

one of these should be very close to what you can expect to receive.

(Note the top portion & the highlighted items)

Budget Services Contract 2020 (pdf)

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Wedding Services Contract 2020 (pdf)

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DJ DAN KINNEY aka Disco Dan

The perfect DJ for your event! 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.

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Or call me now at:

(970) 923-6506

References

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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