Any questions? Naturally people have lots, especially if they haven't hired a DJ before. If the answers are below that's great, if not don't hesitate to drop DJ Chris a message.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, deposits are needed in order to secure your booking. These vary depending on final cost but these are generally 1/3 of the total fee.
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.
What does the price include?
The price includes our fully backed up, PAT tested professional sound and lighting equipment and all other costs.
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.
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.
Do you do Karaoke?
No, we do not currently provide karaoke services.
Do you hire out your equipment?
No, we do not currently hire out our equipment.
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.
What if you're unable to DJ due to illness?
If this was to happen 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.
How will the DJ be dressed?
Smart for a wedding, corporate event or black tie occasion.
How much does the DJ talk on the microphone?
As little or as much as you like. However DJ Chris has never been known for too much 'DJ spiel', making offensive jokes and generally loving the sound of his own voice!
Do you have all the relevant certificates?
Yes. All equipment is PAT tested annually and we have up to £10 Public Liability Insurance.
What sort of music do you play?
Anything from the 1940's up to current chart hits and everything in between.
Do you take requests?
Absolutely, so long as the songs are appropriate for the age group and type of event.
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.
Will you mix the music?
Of course. This keeps the dancing flowing.
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.
How long does it take you to set up your equipment?
It can take anything between 45 minutes to an hour depending on access.
What equipment do you use?
For music playback I use a laptop with a back up hard drive and a controller. Active speakers and LED lighting from professional DJ manufacturers.
What if you're equipment breaks down?
Back up equipment including speakers, lights, bulbs and leads are carried to every event in case anything should happen.
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.
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.
How much space do you need?
A minimum space 3 metres x 2 metres is required.
Lovely guy, played all requested songs, fitted in with having a joint 21st and 50th, when asked for different levels of music on the night he found it no trouble, made it a great night for everyone! Had all ages dancing!
Charlie, Birthday party
DJ Big Chris played at my wedding and I must say it exceeded my expectations! Even the shyest of guests got up and danced, and the dance floor was packed with all ages, from two year olds to 72 year olds! We had a blast and I will definitely be in contact again for the next event, as well as highly recommend him for anyone who wants their wedding disco to be fun and memorable.
Chris was brilliant. He had an amazing playlist lined up and everyone had an amazing night. I couldn't have asked for a better evening. Thank you!
Jenna, Birthday party