"A member of the
American DJ Association"
"We Have Received 2nd runner-up award for 10 consecutive years
from professional wedding photography associations."
much do you charge and how much is overtime?"
Our fee is determined by a number of factors including the
length of event, date of event, location of event, and sound
equipment required. Overtime is $100.00 per additional hour (when
"Do you require a deposit and when is the balance due?"
A retainer fee is required with the signed entertainment
agreement that we provide. Both the event "Questionnaire" and
balance ARE due ten days before our entertainment performances
unless prior arrangements are made at time of booking.
"Will you act as our Master of Ceremonies?"
We often refer to ourselves as a "party host". We are able to
use our professional experience to make announcements and act as
a "Master of Ceremonies" to coordinate events.
makes your DJ company different from the others?"
This is our full time profession. We do not subcontract our
performances to other DJs. We can act as a Master of Ceremonies
to coordinate all events, wear a tuxedo (when appropriate), and
play a wide variety of music (including requests) as long as its
5. "Why do
you call our catering director, photographer, and videographer a
few days before our event?"
On Mondays and Tuesdays, we telephone each of our Clients
scheduled for that weekend to confirm general information,
specific song or event requests, and tie up any loose ends.
After phoning our Clients, we then attempt to reach their
professional vendors (catering director, banquet hall manager,
professional photographer, and videographer when applicable).
During these conversations, we discuss the expected event
timeline, any unusual activities that may be planned, and iron
out any details that may not be clear. Our experience has shown
that it is always easier to handle potential problems days
before an important event, rather than minutes before they are
about to occur.
6. "Can you
recommend to us a photographer (or location, caterer,
videographer, limousine, event planner, bakery, florist, etc.)
for our event?"
Gann's DJ has entertained for more than ten years at thousands
of successful social events. Because of these experiences, we
have developed a data base of wedding/party professionals.
7. "How can
you make our event more successful?"
Given the chance, any wedding reception, company party, school
dance, or other social event can be really fun! We strongly
recommend that newlyweds-to-be and other event planners select
qualified vendors (caterer, photographer, disc jockey, etc.) who
can work well with each other... and then trust them to do what
they know how to do. All event professionals welcome suggestions
from their Clients. But please, don't tie their hands behind
their backs by trying to micro-manage minutae! Offer your event
professionals as much information as necessary to make your
expectations clearly known. Then, simply trust them to know how
to make your wishes come true. That's why you hired them!
Gann's D.J., believes that one of our most important duties is
to be a Master of Ceremonies and to coordinate the timeline
8. "New Age,
Old School, Classic Hits, Popular Songs... how do you know what
kind of music to bring to play at an event?"
You forgot to mention Mainstream, Country, Alternative, Club,
Oldies, Standards, Waltz, Cha Cha, Polka, Slow Dance, Top 40,
Easy Listening, Motown, R & B, Urban, Classical, Jazz, Reggae,
Disco, High Energy, and at least 101 different types of audience
participation line dances. And let's not forget Seattle Grunge,
San Diego Punk, Chicago House, Gangster Rap, Techno, Rave, Ska,
Hip Hop, Industrial, East Coast Swing, Shag, Calypso, Steel
Drum, Speed Metal, Gregorian Chants, Acid, Show Tunes, Salsa,
Cumbia, Banda, Jigs, and a variety of Ethnic music that we are
accustomed to playing!
9. "Can we
request songs or types of music that we do not want played?"
We invite Clients to request song selections to be played/not
played at their event. We also offer them the opportunity to
direct us to include/not include music suggestions from their
Each month, we update and mail to our current Clients a list of
most requested songs. Clients are invited to provide additional
special song selections on compact disc at their event for us to
play that are not included in this songlist.