Q: Do you take breaks?
A: No! Unlike bands we keep the party rocking from start to finish with no stop!
Q: How interactive are your MCs?
A: That’s completely up to you! We can be background figures, interactive, or anywhere inbetween
Q: How loud do you play the music?
A: One big concern with bands and DJs is that the music will be too loud. This will not be the case with our services. During cocktail and dinner hours we will play ambient background music. We will make sure that your guests can talk amongst each other without having to worry about the music being too loud. When it comes time for dance music we adjust accordingly. Speakers may be angled more toward the dance floor. This means that while the volume is loud enough to dance to on the floor, the rest of the room will be able to continue to hear themselves socialize.
Q: Should we feed the NWN crew?
A: The answer is up to you. We do not require a meal at your event. However, our crew is often at your for many hours during your event day. Please let us know if you will be feeding the crew so that if you are not we can stop and pick something up on the way to your event. If you do provide your crew staff with food it is appreciated.
Q: Do you have a wireless microphone?
A: We include a dual wireless microphone system as part of all of our packages at no additional charge.
Q: Do you have backup equipment?
A: All of our equipment is professional, industry standard, and highly maintained gear. Even still, you’ll have peace of mind at your event because we still bring backups to ensure the music doesn’t stop.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: We have cutting-edge sound systems. All of our DJ setups are equipped with the latest technology including completely digital playback software by either Serato or Virtual DJ. Our systems are beautifully compact to provide maximum effectiveness, while taking up the least amount of space. All of our equipment was manufactured by companies consisting of EV, QSC, Pioneer, Numark, GTD Audio, Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Yamaha, and Behringer. You’ll have peace of mind on your special day because backup equipment is always brought with us.
Q: Do you mix your music?
A: Yes! We feel that automix functions on software kills the mood of the dancefloor! We use industry-standard Pioneer & Numark gear to beatmix all of the songs to keep the energy flowing on the dance floor! Feel free to check out our mixes on our NWN Staff Pages.
Q: Do you offer a light show?
A: In addition to just the music, we provide a full, spectacular light show consisting of LED intelligent RGB colored lighting that is manually synced to the music via DMX and a Lighting Tech. It is certainly a site to see and it is sure to excite your guests to the dance floor. Lighting helps set the atmosphere & mood of any party. It really makes people want to dance and helps to fill up the room. We also have many other upgraded lighting packages including, uplighting, lasers, Truss/Totems, Additional Moving Heads and more.
Q: Can we have a “do not play” list?
A: Yes. This may be very important to you and your event.
Q: What if we want a song that you don’t have?
A: Our music collection spans thousands of songs from several decades. Often a client will want a song that is somewhat obscure and we may not have it. Just give us advance notice if we need to find a song and we will obtain that song before your event.
Q: What kind of music do you play?
A: By listening to you, and reading your crowd we customize the music to fit the tastes of you, your guests, and the mood of your event. We have selections from every category: Top 40, EDM, House, Disco, Alternative, Dance, Country, R&B, Hip Hop, and everything in between. We are sure to have the best selections for you and your guests to
Q: Will the DJ play the music we request?
A: Yes, you & your guests will hear the music you want to hear. Most importantly, you won’t hear the music you don’t want to hear. Our DJ’s will listen to your ideas & suggestions. We always play as many of your requests as we can. We play requests as soon as possible based on the BPM and time of the event to keep a flow on the dance floor. We take client requests ahead of time using our event planning forms. Note, on average we play around 20-30 songs an hour. We try to fit in as many requests as possible and still play the songs we know will keep people on the dance floor.
Q: Will the DJ take requests?
A: Yes! Our policy is to take requests from guests as long as the DJ feels they are appropriate to your specific occasion and time. We generally use the requests you submit as a gauge to what you feel is appropriate. However, if requested by the client, we do not have to take requests from your guests at the event.
Q: Do the DJ’s dress properly?
A: We always dress for the occasion. Depending on the type of event, location and your requested attire/dress code, we wear a suit, shirt and tie or polo.
Q: Can I afford your services?
A: Yes!! Our goal is to give you quality for less than the others.
Q: Can we make payments?
A: Yes, your full balance payment is due three weeks prior to the event. A deposit is due 1 month prior to the final payment due date. You can always make as many payments as you want.
Q: Does the DJ expect tipping/gratuity?
A: While it is common to tip the entertainment industry, it is not required. Our staff is well paid from your fees. However, if your DJ surpasses your expectations and you wish to tip, we will accept tips as a great compliment.
Q: How far do you travel?
A: We serve the entire greater capital region area, surrounding regions and beyond. Locations located further away will have additional travel cost included in the quote. However, our travel rates are more than reasonable, often barely covering our costs.
Q: How much are your services?
A: Our rates depend upon a number of factors including type of event, location, date, type of setup, and any additional options you add on.
Q: Is there sales tax or other fees added to your service cost?
A: No. There is no sales tax required to be paid on our services.
Q: Do we pay for setup time?
A: No, you pay only for the time the music starts until the music ends.
Q: What do you require from the venue?
It depends on the event. Typically we require
- Sufficient power: A 110 volt, 15 amp (or more) DEDICATED circuit for DJ equipment.
- At least 1 six-foot or larger banquet table.
- If possible, please provide tablecloth and skirting. We use a facade so we would need space in front of this table
- We would request a second 15 amp circuit if setting up an extensive light show.
- Also, protection from direct sunlight and rain if the location is outside.
Q: What time will the DJ start setting up?
A: Depending on the event, location, and services requested. Our staff will generally show up approximately an hour and a half or more before your scheduled time to thoroughly test the equipment and ensure that you and your guests have the best sound and lighting possible and are ready to rock right away! It’s also a comfort to know that your DJ will be ready to start on time before your first guest arrives.
Q: Do you set up a banner?
A: We never set up a banner at any event.