MUCH OF A DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED?
Unless specified, a minimum non-refundable deposit of $100.00 dollars is
required within 14 days of a booking to confirm the reservation. A DJ who doesn't require a deposit may not take your
WHEN IS THE FULL PAYMENT DUE?
For weddings, most people pay the remainder of the balance at our consultation, but anytime
up to 48 hours before the wedding day is perfectly fine as well. I accept Interac Email money transfer, cheque,
cash or Money Order. Payment is due the night of the function for non-wedding events.
3. IS THE DJ APPROPRIATELY DRESSED?
Sneakers, T Shirts, Jeans, and Caps are strictly forbidden. Your function is important, and I take your commitment seriously
with a dress shirt and tie at every reception.
FOR WEDDING PACKAGES, IS THERE A CONSULTATION?
Each wedding booking includes a consultation, whether via phone, e mail or in person
usually a month before the big day. I want to meet you too, in order to learn more about your preferences and how you
want the reception to unfold. As every event is different, your reception should reflect your tastes and preferences
of music and presentation.
DO YOU TAKE REQUESTS?
input and that of your guests is most certainly welcome and encouraged. In addition to the songs and artists that you
DO want played, I always ask if there is any music that you DON'T want played during your function. While I have a music
library of over 60,000 songs on my notebooks, if there does happen to be a song requested that I don’t have, no worries
– with an LTE smartphone connection tethered to my notebook I have high speed internet practically anywhere there is
a cell signal. "Sorry I don't have that song" is a thing of the past!
6. WHO WILL BE MY ACTUAL DJ?
Barry Crocker Music Services is a single system operation, meaning that when you book me it's me that will be
at your event. I don't have multiple Disc Jockeys working for me, so nothng gets lost in translation or miscommunicated.
You won't have to deal with several people leading up to your event which brings true peace of mind.
7. TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR MUSIC LIBRARY AND IS IT CURRENT?
Every month my new music is delivered from a DJ subscription
service which showcases the newest hits being sent to radio & clubs. No need to worry about any glitches, chirps or muffled
vocals which can sometimes be associated with bad mp3s. Throw in a massive music collection with broadcast quality
sound from the last 60 years including easy listening, oldies, instrumental, classic rock, 70s, 80s, 90s, hot new
country, country gold, local & traditional, retro & disco and you have a better variety than most radio stations.
The fact that I have an encyclopedic pop music memory left over from my years as a radio announcer doesn’t hurt either,
8. DO YOU HAVE BACK
It would be unprofessional and irresponsible to not have back up equipment. I have a pair
of laptops, wireless microphones, redundant amplifiers, CD players, speakers, and duplicate cables for all of my connections.
About the only thing I cannot control is the availability of electricity as my UPS has approximately 10 minutes of backup
9. WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICAL REQUIREMENTS?
All I need is a minimum 6 foot table and chair within 20
feet of an electrical outlet. Ideally the system should be situated as close to the dance floor as possible,
otherwise the speakers will likely be too loud for your guests sitting in between. If the decorator or
caterer doesn’t provide a table cloth I carry one with me just in case.
10. ARE YOU ABLE TO CREATE A SPECIAL MASHUP?
you want a song shortened, a verse edited out or a mash-up of several different songs - no worries, as I use Sony Sound Forge
as my audio editor. After spending years in the production studio at 3 different radio stations I know a thing or two
about editing music files.
11. WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY EVENT?
Many dates book far in advance (especially the Saturdays in July, August and September) so be
sure to contact me at least 9 months prior to your function. The sooner the better is the general rule of thumb.
12. DO YOU OFFER UPLIGHTING AND/OR PROJECTION
Yes indeed, I have a selection of uplighting effects to select from as well as projection screens/laptops
to air your slideshow or presentation. Other vendors who rent projectors and uplighting are often not in the room while
your reception is taking place, therefore support is unavailable should somethiong not work properly. I take full
responsibility for setting up and verifying my equipment is working perfectly prior to each function and will be there should
something go wrong later. If you have any questions contact myself, Barry Crocker email@example.com