Costs

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes. Deposits vary depending on final cost but these are generally 1/3 of the total fee.

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When do we pay?

After the deposit has been paid the remaining amount is normally paid the week before your event or in cash on the night.

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What does the price include?

The price includes our fully backed up, PAT tested professional sound and lighting equipment and all other costs. More importantly it includes DJ Chris and his experience in picking the right songs at the right time, seamlessly mixed together to keep you and your guests dancing.

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Can we extend the hours you play on the night?

If the venue, staff and license allows you to do this, then yes. The extra hours need to be agreed and paid for in cash before they commence.

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I've had a cheaper quote, will you match it?

Our prices have been kept as low as possible for the high quality of service we deliver. However if you can provide a like-for-like quote then this will considered.

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Services

Do you do Karaoke?

No, we do not currently provide karaoke services.

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Do you hire out your equipment?

No, we do not currently hire out our equipment.

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How far will you travel?

DJ Hire Bristol provides its services anywhere between Bristol, Bath, Somerset and South Gloucestershire including parts of South Wales and Wiltshire.

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DJ Chris

What if you're unable to DJ due to illness?

If this was to happen however we have a support network of other DJ's available. Being a member of the NADJ helps in that we can rely on other suitable DJ's if and when needed.

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How will the DJ be dressed?

Smart for a wedding, corporate event or black tie occasion.

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How much does the DJ talk on the microphone?

As little or as musch as you like. Howeever DJ Chris has never been known for too much 'DJ spiel', making offensive jokes and generally loving the sound of his own voice.

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Do you have all the relevant certificates?

Yes. All equipment is PAT tested annually and we have up to £10 Public Liability Insurance.

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Music

What sort of music do you play?

Anything from the 1940's up to current chart hits and everything in between.

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Do you take requests?

Absolutely, so long as the songs are appropriate for the age group and type of event.

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Do you accept playlists?

Yes. Ideally these wouldn't be more than 20 - 30 'special' songs so that DJ Chris can mix these into the set.

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Will you mix the music?

Of course. This keeps the dancing flowing.

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How loud do you play the music?

The music generally starts quieter so that people can talk at the start of the evening or meal and then increases as the evening continues.

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Equipment

How long does it take you to set up your equipment?

It can take anything between 45 minutes to an hour depending on access.

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What equipment do you use?

For music playback I use an Apple MacBook Pro with a back up hard drive running Virtual DJ and a controller. Active speakers from DB and RCF are used. For lighting I use products from Acme, American DJ, LEDJ, NJD.

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What if you're equipment breaks down?

Back up equipment including speakers, lights, bulbs and leads is carried to every event in case anything should happen.

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Do you use strobe lighting at your discos?

We do not use a dedicated strobe although some of the lighting can create occasional strobing effects.

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Do you use a smoke machine at your discos?

If the venue allows it and it is safe to do so then yes we can.

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How much space do you need?

A minimum space 3 metres x 2 metres is required.

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