DBI Productions

Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that most of our clients don't hire music entertainment very often. In fact, many people don't even know what to ask when hiring a DJ service. We've assembled this list of most frequently asked questions to help you learn more about our service and to help you make a more informed decision about the music entertainment at your event.

What time do you arrive to set up?

We usually arrive about one hour before the music is to start. If you order our Club Light Package we'll need to get there 1 1/2 hrs. before showtime, please make sure we will have open access to facility.

Do we pay for set up time?
No, you pay only for the time the music starts, until the music ends.

What do you need as far as set-up goes?
A 10ft. X 10ft. space and an outlet are all we need!
We bring our own tables and table cloths.

Do you take requests?
Yes, we're always happy to take requests, however we will use our discretion as to the appropriateness for the event.

If I call, can I reserve a date over the phone?
Yes. You can mail your deposit (50% off total) a week after reservation was made. We'll also need a signed contract which we can fax or mail to you.

Do you always come in formal attire?
Yes, unless requested otherwise.

Can I bring some on my own personal CD's for you to play?

How early should I book?
As early as you can! Our availability is limited. Once we're booked, we're booked. A three months in advance is not to soon! (Saturday evenings book especially fast).

If I need to cancel my event, can I get my deposit back?
In order to get your deposit back, you need to call 30 days before the event. Otherwise, your deposit is non-refundable.

Why should I use a DJ instead of a live band?
Quality: DJ's play the original music, the way everyone knows it. Bands may play the same songs, but they probably won't be as recognizable to you and your guests and if they don't practice regularly, they may not sound very good at all. DJ's don't have to practice their music, it's from the original artist!
Quantity: DJ's have thousands of songs available with a very wide variety of music types, bands usually know how to play less than 100 and the variety is usually limited. Remember, you want all your guests, young and old to have a good time.
Requests: DJ's can accommodate requests from you and your guests most of the time. Most bands don't take requests, except in advance, and cannot play them if they don't know the song.
Versatility: DJ's can play the music for your Ceremony, Cocktails, Dinner and Dancing, including those special songs you want to hear. They also MC events, like cake cutting, toast, first dance and the bouquet/garter toss. Bands have to learn those special songs.
Availability: Bands take breaks, usually 15 minutes every hour which means you may lose some guests before all the important events are done. DBI Productions makes sure the music never stops, so your guests can keep dancing all night long and will mix in the events throughout your reception.
Volume: We periodically check the sound levels, from the audiences perspective, so the music is never too loud or too quiet. Bands usually end up playing too loud because they cannot perform 'in-the-audience' checks because they must stay onstage.
In short, a Disc Jockey provides you with the widest range of quality sound and non-stop music for the best price.