Frequent Answers to Questions - DJ Eddie Black
Why Hire a Professional DJ?
Have you ever been to a dance where the quality of music was just terrible?
A professional DJ is skilled at gauging the crowd and keeping the dance floor busy. If there are no ladies dancing, chances are that the DJ is playing to the wrong crowd. Different types of people want to dance to different types of music genes . For example, a senior group is not likely to wait up all night to dance to an old-time favorite song. It is vital to hire a professional DJ for your wedding or corporate event if you want to avoid disaster. A professional DJ will know how to entertain all age groups with the right selections of music and keep the dance floor moving.
Professional DJ's are also skilled at seamlessly mixing together songs without dead air. It takes a real pro to keep the dance floor busy so that your guests will not go home early. A experienced DJ will mix it up for guests of all ages so that everyone has an opportunity to spend some time on the dance floor. An unprofessional DJ will not take song requests and usually plays to his own liking of songs.
One big tip! This is to never pay a deposit to someone who claims to be a professional DJ and has no history to show for their business.
Will you play the style of music for my event?
The style of music played is based on the client's event theme, the song list suggestion and appropriate requests.
Can my guest request music during the event?
Yes they can, we will discuss all music requests prior to the event, especially songs on the "do not play" list.
Where are you guys based?
The City of Calgary is home base to DJ Eddie Black. Eddie provides music for all kinds of events to surrounding areas including, Calgary, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore, Airdrie, Cochrane, Banff, Canmore, Olds and many more..
How much do you charge to DJ?
All DJ services are based on an industry hourly rate, plus travel, and any extra options such as a dance lighting package or a video projector. I offer a coupon for those who book early for their event. I believe in win/win situations and providing exactly what the customer wants. Contact us by phone or email for more information.
Do you charge for travel?
A travel fee will be applied for a round trip and is added to the pricing in your contract.
How do I check to see if the date is available for my event?
Contact us by phone or text to see if we are available for your event date.
How soon should I book my date?
Our dates are filling up quickly, we recommend you book with us as soon as you pick your event date.
What DJ packages do you offer?
All DJ services are customized to meet the needs and wants of the client. You will not be forced to choose packages with items that you don't want or need.
The customer knows exactly what they want and how much they can spend.
How do I book?
Signed Contract with 40% retainer is required to secure a booking date.
Is the retainer/deposit refundable?
All retainer/deposits are non-refundable.
When is my final payment due?
Final Payment is due by or on the event date.
How do I pay my retainer/deposit & final payment?
You can pay retainer/deposit by cash, check, e-transfer, or online via credit card through PayPal.
What if we change the date after we sign the contract?
If you cancel the date 14 days after the contact is signed, a rescheduling fee of $84 will be applied.
Can we meet up first?
We can meet up in an outdoor setting if you wish or have a meet and greet by telephone. Give us a call/text at 403-830-8510.
How do you prepare for a event?
Once booked, we will set you up with our custom tools for planning your event. From there we recommend a final meeting either by phone or in-person to discuss all details.
Where can we see footage of DJ Eddie Black's performances?
We are constantly posting live performances on our YouTube page as well as pictures of all our events on Instagram. You can visit our social media accounts by going to the bottom of any page on this website.
How early do you setup at a event?
Set-up times will vary per event depending on which type service you are requesting. The set-up times range 2 to 3 hours prior to the start time.
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes, we are a professional company that understands that this is a must for every event. We have backup equipment as well as backup DJ's.
What if the DJ booked for my event becomes sick or is unable to attend my event?
In the event this scenario ever occurs, we will inform and prepare another qualified DJ to take care of you.