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 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!
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, 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 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 225 & 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 an additional flat fee.
Most events will fall into this category that require usual pre-event planning, preparation & participation by me at the event but there are some limitations. Expect that most or all emcee duties & announcements will need to be performed by someone other than me.
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, hence the expected higher starting price.
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 are needed. You will also receive my pricing guide available below.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
The Standard List goes out to those hiring me for Standard Services. The Wedding 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. They are free for you to use but it would be best if you let me send you a Word version of the Standard 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, 2 downloads/performance hour with Standard Services, 4/hour 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!
No additional charges for any song on any of these lists.
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.
My bids are based on these anticipated factors
These factors are figured into my minimum of 3 performance hours. Open or download my Pricing Guide for more information.
Use my pricing guide for more detailed information.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FLYING DOG RANCH RETREAT: Carbondale, CO; 970.309.5256 email@example.com
CAROL MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY: Aspen, CO; 970.544.010 firstname.lastname@example.org
LARRY MACINTIRE CATERER: Aspen, CO; 970.925.3739 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GREG & KATH PHOTOGRAPHY: Carbondale, CO; 970.963.0721 weddingeventphoto.com
NESHAMA CENTER/Rabbi Yitzhak: Aspen, CO; 970.925.9568 email@example.com