The Perfect DJ for your Event!
Serving the Roaring Fork Valley
for quite some time.
I began deejaying in clubs during the 70s then began my private event service in about 1983, the first such service in Aspen & the Roaring Fork Valley.
For some time now I have been moving toward retiring. The pandemic has hastened this reality only a little bit so I am planning to close this website around the end of 2020.
At this point, I am no longer available for weddings although if you are perhaps an "older couple" going for perhaps a 2nd (or third) marriage & are planning a very simple "marriage party", I could be the perfect DJ for your event.
I will still likely be available for other types of parties but after the end of the year, you will need to call me directly or contact me via email.
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 (until further notice).
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.
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 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,
which I can easily connect into,
then the Club System should be sufficient.
Essentially what you see in the above photo atop the black skirted table.
There is a microphone for me as well as a wired microphone for participant use.
Includes placement of my controller/mixer & laptop within 3ft. of connections to the venue speakers,
.5 hour set up time & mobilization.
THE PARTY-75 SYSTEM:
For a maximum of about 75 attendees.
Includes my table & chair, Club System, 2, 12” powered speakers each placed within 15ft. of my table, 1.25-hours set up time & mobilization.
Like what you see in the above photo except the speakers are a bit smaller.
THE EVENT-150 SYSTEM:
For a maximum of about 150 attendees.
Includes all associated with the P-75 System but the speakers are upgraded to 15” powered speakers
& a total of 1.5-hours (an extra .25-hr.) of set up time. Pretty much what you see in the above photo.
Consider replacing the wired mic with a wireless mic.
THE EVENT-225 SYSTEM:
For a maximum of about 225 attendees.
Includes all associated with the E-150 System plus 2, 12” powered speakers placed adjacent
to the E-150 speakers, the wireless microphone replaces the wired mic &
an additional .5-hours set up time for a total of 2 hours.
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.
Most parties & some weddings fall into
this category as they do not generally require that much pre-event planning nor participation
by me at the event.
I've designed my services in such a way that there are no announcement requirements of me.
I am there only to play music & co-ordinate
This keeps my bids low & are a great way to involve others.
Here is a link to a video compilation I created from last year's events.
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.
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 non-refundable deposit of between $200 & $400 will be required via PayPal (or other). You will have one (1) week 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 event guide & music list. The guide asks for additional information I need about you, your event & also enables us to create an agenda.
d. You will have unlimited phone & email support. We will need to speak at least once so that I am clear about everything.
e. It is also important for you to return to me that music list or some sort of list of music & guide at least 10 days prior to your event.
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 should also arrive separately if you are using a credit or debit card (see item h). 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 by credit card, 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 a check at the event. We can discuss this in advance.
i. You can also expect a follow-up email from me sometime after your event's conclusion.
These are 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.
Look at it for reference but please allow me to send you the actual email.
The Music List goes out to those hiring me for Event & Marriage Party Services. Use this as a reference but please let me send you a word version when you book me.
You can use the Top Music Suggestions as a resource.
The Music Sample is here just to give you some idea of my versatility & is about 2 minutes in length.
Please keep in mind that I do not have any presets because I'll be working from YOUR list.
I own all my music & do not subscribe to any cloud or on line music services. The Music List was created to help you so you are not required to use it but keep in mind that you will be required to send me your music requests in a Word or email form so that I can copy & paste.
Which means links to cloud or on line accounts will not be accepted.
Be sure to read your contract or ask for details!
My bids are based on these anticipated factors
These factors are figured into 3 performance hours.
Open or download 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. 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 by 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 or cash 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 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