Hiring a DJ can be an investment in ensuring your event succeeds. A professional DJ doesn’t just play music but also reads the crowd and creates an atmosphere that keeps people engaged and entertained. While the cost of a DJ may seem high, it’s essential to understand that it’s not just for their time at the event but also for the time spent preparing, traveling, and setting up. Additionally, they may need to bring and maintain their equipment, which can be expensive. Compared to other event expenses like catering, decorations, and venue rental, the cost of a DJ is often relatively small. While there are alternatives to hiring a professional DJ, such as having a friend DJ or creating a playlist yourself, it’s important to note that these options may not provide the same level of expertise and experience that a professional DJ can offer.
Why should I hire a DJ?
A DJ sets the tone and mode for any occasion allowing you to focus and enjoy the primary purpose of your event. No one likes white noise, so music should be an accompaniment that is the right tempo and volume level for your activity.
While there are many electronic options, including iPods, digital radio stations, and laptops, they all require equipment and hands-on attention with little to no ability to transition from song to song without interruption. Lastly, the playlist may not be tailored to your needs or may not fit the crowd.
Will you be the DJ for our event?
Yes, DJ Ferbidden is the only DJ. Ferbidden Entertainment is a sole proprietorship, not an agency that farms out DJs. If DJ Ferbidden will let you know if another DJ will be at your event well in advance.
Do you play "clean" music?
Yes. Unless otherwise discussed, radio versions of all songs will be played at your event; whether a song has a “clean” version is subject to interpretation. Songs considered to be suggestive or sexually explicit are available upon request. Regardless, DJ Ferbidden’s best discretion will be used.
What if we want a song that you don't have?
Every effort will be made to acquire any specific song you request at no additional charge. Ideally, such a request should be presented well before the event date, clearly labeling the song name, artist, and album title. Several versions of the same song may exist. On rare occasions, we may not have a last-minute request in the repertoire, but we make every attempt to work in additional special requests.
Do you provide lights?
Yes. Strobe lights are included with most nighttime events to provide a party atmosphere for the main dance floor area. Additional lights may be provided as part of a value-added package for your event; just let us know well in advance so we can prepare accordingly.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, money orders, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Zelle, Venmo, and PayPal. Personal checks are accepted two week before the event only.
If we have a band, will you DJ during their breaks?
Yes, it is very common that events include both a DJ and a band. We will plan and work together to complement each other.
What will you wear?
Attire will be event appropriate and determined as soon as your event is booked. Typical attire is business casual to formal and never athletic wear. For themed events, we dress up and blend into the crowd.
Will you announce the wedding party?
Yes, it’s included in your wedding package cost. We plan this part with you well in advance; announcing your grand entrance is not the time for errors or name mispronunciations.
Are you insured?
Ferbidden Entertainment carries commercial general liability insurance.
Insurance is typically not an issue considering all public facilities require insurance to operate, but those details can be discussed if additional insurance is needed.
We need you to "get the party started." Can you do that?
Of course! You’ll always be the center of attention, but DJ Ferbidden is known for the MC skills, having that special knack to interact with the crowd, keep them engaged, and dancing from song to song.
Can you provide references?
In addition to the testimonials on scrolling on the homepage, several reviews are available for your consideration on Wedding Wire.
Are you willing to Travel?
Ferbidden Entertainment will bring the sound wherever you are.
We do require advance notice and a formal contract outlining all of the details. There are no geographical limits or bounds. If outside the state of Texas, all contracts will be enforced by Texas law.
If we have a band, will you DJ as well?
Yes, it is widespread that events include both a DJ and a ban. We will plan and work together to complement each other versus potentially playing contrasting music.
Do you have wireless microphones?
Yes, we supply four wireless microphones in the standard event package.
Will you accept "play" and " do not play" list?
Absolutely! You are paying for a service. Just provide a list with the name of the artist with song title and any specific version of a song. For example, you may only want to play the extended version or the clean version.
Songs on a “do not play” list will not be played at all.
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Please, serious DJ event inquiries or partnerships only! Details are beneficial if you are asking for a quote. For example, A wedding could cost $1500 or $3000, depending on your selected options. Please provide as much information as you can:
- Event duration
- Will there be a band?
- Is insurance required at the venue?
- How many guests do you anticipate attending?
***All other solicitations will be ignored. I appreciate your understanding.***