Most people don't book DJs everyday and are therefore totally unfamiliar with the new 'requirements'that DJs are increasingly required to meet working in most venues in Folkestone, Dover and throughout Kent.
Apart from "How much does it cost ?", they don't really know what else to ask.
So, instead of just blowing our own trumpet, we give you some general pointers about what to look for when booking professional DJ entertainment for your parties in Kent.
Many venues require a DJ to have his own Public Liability Insurance these days. With premiums rocketing, the last thing a venue wants is to claim against their own insurance, if there is a disco related accident.
The DJ's P.L.I. indemnifies the venue in the event of a claim; so venues can insist on the degree of P.L.I. required. A typical hotel or banqueting suite usually requires between £2 and £5million.
Portable Appliance Test certificates are something else which many venues (particularly council halls) now insist upon.
Ask your venue which certificates your dj needs when you book. Don't let it be a nasty surprise later on, when they finally remember to tell you.
Ask your dj if he is insured and tested. Make it one of your first questions when you speak to him.
Whether your venue needs these certificates or not, you should still ask the DJ if he is insured and tested. If he is you have probably found somebody who deserves the chance to go on your shortlist.
We offer a friendly, reliable, professional mobile DJ and karaoke service providing djs for weddings, birthday parties, civil partnerships, corporate events and other functions.
We are equally happy working in a small flat, medium sized hall or marquee, Leas Cliff Hall or Lympne Castle. We have equipment suitable for every size of venue ... even the grandest corporate conference and banqueting suite.
Our dj's are knowledgeable, helpful and have a vast selection of music for you. Nothing is too much trouble. We have an excellent sound system and lighting to suit every venue and occasion. With our many years of experience, we can create the right atmosphere for you on your big night !
We also cover all these areas ........
Whether you are holding an event on our doorstep in Folkestone or further afield, it is very likely we will be able to help you ... Whether you need a disco hire in the Medway Towns, a mobile dj in and around Sittingbourne or a wedding disco at Lympne Castle.
Needlesss to say, we are more than happy to work in any towns and villages not mentioned and can travel to Essex and into London or Berks on Request.
Speak to as many DJs as possible, give each of them the same information. Make good notes, not only about what price they offer but what else they tell you (and of course what they ask you!)
A good experienced DJ will listen carefully to your function requirements and ask you intelligent questions about the venue, number of guests, what floor, timings etc.
He or she will discuss music with you and probably have some sort of request form for you to fill in, indicating not only what you like but also what you do not want to hear.
This information will enable him to plan and smoothly guide your event from start to finish, enabling you to relax and enjoy the party with your guests.
You should make very sure you get a formal contract, or at the very least a letter from the deejay, confirming all the details. Also be certain to get a written receipt for any deposit.
Finally if you have not seen the DJ work, for Heaven's sake ask for some checkable references.
For further information and good advice about your Disco in Folkestone, Dover or any of the major towns in Kent, please call Mike on 07967 044282.
Our office is open from 09.00am until 9.00pm, 7 days a week. Give us a call!
Taking the trouble to call several DJ's may be considered 'old hat' but it is by far the best way of finding the right person for you.
If the person you speak to sounds uncooperative, rude, cocky or downright clueless, would you really want them to work for you on your big night, even if they offer an attractive price.
Now ask yourself this question ... How on earth would you know these things if you simply relied on a flashy website and a DJ price generated automatically by some program !
The planning phase for an important function can be anything from a couple of months to two years.
Choosing the right entertainment should equally not be rushed or compromised. So start your search as early as possible ...
Most people make their initial contact with a DJ these days via an enquiry form on the DJ's website.
However, every function is different and you should be very wary if somebody emails straight back to you with a firm price, based on such scant information.
The price tells you very little about them !