At Premier Disco, we are happy to get your questions you need to ask so we can provide the information you need to help you select the right DJ for your event. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive:
How we work
Can you provide other services?
Although we are in the business of providing the very best DJ entertainment, we have forged great business relationships with others in the wedding services industry.
We are happy to discuss your specific requirements then provide the services you need or recommend one of our trusted partners if we cannot help directly.
Do you do party games or use props?
No. Our Event DJ's do not dress in any type of costume or use silly props. We don't teach silly dances or hound your guests to get on the dance floor.
If you are looking for a DJ to do these things then you would be best organising another DJ company which specialises in this way of performing.
Our approach is to leave you as the centre of attention and we make no attempt to take that away. We are a professional company with a professional approach.
Will you play ‘our’ music rather than the usual wedding cheese?
Although most wedding celebrations tend to have traditional wedding music, it doesn't have to be that way. We are happy to play whatever you would like to create the wedding you have envisioned.
We only ask that you consider your guests and allow them to choose some music. Many people attending your wedding will expect to hear some traditional wedding music, don't close them down as they are there to celebrate 'with' you. The best wedding parties are the one's where everyone can take part.
We don’t want a lot of chat!
Our Events DJ's approach to each event will vary depending on the client or vibe of the night.
You can choose whether you would like us to be interactive or passive on your night but generally it is usually best to leave this to the DJ. Our Event DJ's can judge exactly how much input is needed. Various sections of any event will need minimal input and others will need a bit more. Rest assured that our Event DJ's will not bore you with continual cheesy chatter, that is not what we do.
We will choose music to keep the dance floor full and let the music do the talking with just the right amount input. We are also happy to take your guidance.
What types of events are your specialty?
We, at Premier Disco, are top rated all round Event DJ's.
Our main area of business is in the weddings market. We perform at around 120 weddings every year and have gained substantial experience in this area.
As part of being all round Event DJ's we also perform in other areas of the business. For example, we do many top end Corporate Events every year. We have become experts in Race Nights, Quizzes and Silent Disco events.
We are always developing in every area of Event DJ interest but we do not perform at children's parties, bars, social clubs, night clubs or karaoke bars. We concentrate and specialise in Events to bring the best service possible
What sort of music do you have?
Premier Disco has an enormous collection of music from almost every genre. We are always updating our collection with the newest tunes available as well as any brought to our attention which we don't have.
With so much music having been released over the decades it is impossible to have it all. Our collection pretty much takes care of most events but we know we will be asked for something we don't have.
Once you book with us and have access to your own planner, you can check to see if we have your music. If we don't you just need to add your choices to the list and we will go right out and buy it. As simple as that.
Can we choose our own music?
Yes, you can do this.
We like to think that the main reason you are considering a DJ for your event is because you are looking for someone with the expertise to create a great atmosphere for all your guests. That is what we do. We are also more than happy for you to choose your own music.
Once you book your event with Premier Disco, we would provide you with links to your own planner to plan your event. Part of this involves selecting music you would like to hear. There is also a section where your guests can suggest a limited amount of music of their choice.
Our extensive knowledge of music enables us to use your music list and combine it with any other requests on the night as well as using our knowledge to include other music to fit in with the party to make your event a complete success.
The overwhelming majority of our couples prefer to discuss their musical choices with us. This is the one single most important part of your evening and we must get it right. We take great pride in listening to our clients and respecting their choices. We are also able to provide any guidance as appropriate.
We might decide we want extra time at the end of our event, can you do this?
Yes, we certainly can.
However, ending times are always stipulated by the venue. If they say end at a certain time then that cannot be changed.
If you are holding your event at a private venue or location then we can extend the hours if it is possible. Some reasons why we may not be able to would be if there is a noise pollution issue where the later finish could lead to unhappy neighbours. If the Event DJ has to be away for some reason.
It is always best to let us know in advance if you would like to carry on past the normal finish time so we can check out the local situation and forward plan for it.
An additional fee would also be payable at the point of the agreement being made, charged per 30 minutes of overtime.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we have full public liability (PLI) to the value of £10m.
Our PLI certificate will be sent to your venue a few weeks before your event. With the PLI certificate we also send a PAT certificate, risk assessment and method statement document.
Do you have any requirements from our venue?
Yes but this will vary on depending on your requirements or if we are working with a live act.
Generally we require 2 x 13 amp sockets within about 10m of where we set up. This typically is not a problem but can be arranged with the venue.
We provide our own stand for our equipment so don't need a table.
We do need floor space of at least 3m wide by 2m deep for our basic set up. This can be up to about 6m wide by 4m deep for our larger set up.
How do I pay for your services?
Once you decide to book with us and have signed the contract, there is a non-refundable deposit required to book and reserve your date. The value of the deposit will vary depending on the total fee.
Your balance payment will be due no later than 21 days prior to your event date.
If you would like to spread the cost over a few payments we are happy to set this up for you.
Your payments can be made in cash, cheque, card or bank transfer.
How far will you travel?
Yes, we are happy to travel anywhere. We have previously been commissioned to travel to Manchester, Dublin and Dornoch by our clients.
There is no limit to how far we will travel but if you ask us to go any further than about 40 miles from our base we will need to charge an additional travel fee. If we need to travel any further than a 4 hour drive from our base we may need accommodation.
What do I get at my event?
Every event is different with varied requirements but here is a basic guide.
- We will provide, most importantly, an experienced and professional Event DJ.
- We will perform within the timelines provided by you and the venue.
- Our standard performance is between 4 - 6 hours but this will depend on your requirements.
- All equipment, for us to do our job, will be provided. This will be discussed at one of our meetings.
How much do you charge?
Every event is different so we can't give fee details without knowing what we are quoting for. It is like asking, 'How much is a car?'. The answer depends wholly on which car and model you would like.
We may be able to give you a 'ball park figure' based on basic information but we like to discuss your requirements in reasonable detail to get a feel of what you actually need. Once this is done we are happy to provide an accurate quotation for you to consider.
Some of the things we consider before being able to provide a quotation include.
- Number of hours of performance
- What equipment is required
- Distance and time for travel and set up
- Any add-on's you may require
- Early set up required
- Do we need to hire in any special equipment
- Do we need to bring along a roadie
Our venue has said we can use their DJ at no extra cost
Using the venue's own DJ might be the easiest option for you as you don't need to find a DJ and it will cost you less, but is this a sensible choice.
If you decide to use the venue's DJ you will often find a far less experienced person with lower quality equipment. Venues typically hire their DJ's based on price. They want to get the lowest price possible so they can maximise their profits, after all, that is why they do what they do.
- Good Event DJ's don't sell themselves short and will do a better job for you, their client.
- A good DJ will get to know you and understand what you are looking for.
- A good DJ will treat you as a friend reducing unreliability and potentially stressful events.
What time will you arrive?
Our arrival time will be discussed during the planning of your event.
Some venues place restrictions on our set up time but we will always arrive in good time for set up, even if we have to wait for entry.
If you have booked a big set up or have chosen our All Day Wedding, we will need extra time for set up but again this will be discussed and arranged during your planning.
How do you dress for our event?
This is up to you.
We can dress casually, in a suit or even a kilt. In fact, we will dress any way you wish with the exception of stupid party costumes etc. We are happy to wear whatever is appropraite for your event.
This will be discussed early in our consultation.
Can we come to see you work?
It may seem that coming to see our work is a great way to see what we do but there are a few reasons why this is not correct.
Every event is different. Every client selects different music and has different needs from our services. Let's say you come to an event where the client has specified rock music or northern soul and this is not your kind of music. You will get nothing from that to help you decide about your event entertainment. What if you turn up and see a minimalist or excessively big set up, the same thing happens. What if you turn up and don't hear us say a word because that is what the client wants........
This is the same reason why we don't provide either audio or video footage of our performances.
Certainly, the most important reason why you can't come and see our work is because we work only at private events. We do not allow people to drop by at our private events because they are events for our clients. It wouldn't be acceptable to allow someone to drop into one of our weddings. Ask yourself how you would feel if a future client of ours bring their in-laws to your wedding and then hang about long enough to see how we work. As you can see, it simply isn't possible.
What you can do is read our testimonials by clicking here. Every testimonial is genuine and straight from our past clients. If you agree to an initial meeting you will see how experienced and professional we are.
Do you have any references?
Over the years we have been in business we have had hundreds of happy clients. Some of them have left us feedback which can be viewed here.