Tips on DJ Hire
Most people around the age of 18 will known, or have a friend of a friend that is a DJ. Many people ask this person to be their 18th birthday party
DJ. By far the largest number of last minute panic
phone calls we receive are from people who have asked this so called friend to DJ at their party and the DJ has decided to be elsewhere on the night. We always suggest
no matter what party you are having or which ever DJ service you use it should never be arranged as a gentlemen's
agreement. A binding written contract is a must.
Its also very important to have a land line telephone number of the Mobile Disco and
not just a mobile number. If it all goes wrong you will need this contact the DJ when the mobile suddenly gets disconnected. DJs may claim to be reliable but its your
big event so you need to be sure you can contact the DJ at any time.
If you book a mobile DJ well in advance its a good idea to stay
in contact. It could ruin your party if you find out at the last
minute that your DJ packed it all in 6 months ago etc.
If something unplanned does happen on the way to the event or the DJ is late arriving its
best to ensure you have a Mobile number for the DJ and that the
DJ has yours. At least you can find out if there are any last minute
If you are booking a DJ via a large Mobile Disco company with lots
of references check that these references actually apply to the
DJ you are sent on the night.
Check you DJ is using PAT checked mobile Disco equipment. It is
a requirement of most venues that the DJ's equipment is safe to
use and has current PAT cert. Although some venues are stricter
at checking than others, it will be a disaster if your DJ is turned
away because there is not a PAT sticker on each piece of mobile
disco equipment used confirming this annual test.
If the DJs equipment is faulty and causes injury or damage to
property and has no insurance as hirer you may be responsible. Its
essential your DJ should has adequate public liability insurance.
Never book a DJ that is not willing to take requests. Basically
there are two types of 18th birthday party. The first is one that
include's friends and family of all ages. The second includes Just
friends of the same age. The DJ should be playing a different music
mix depending on the situation. At a 18th birthday party that includes
many family members the DJ should play more classic tracks than
current chart hits, whereas if its mostly friends of the same age
its best to make the the music selection much more contemporary.
We suggest a brief list of favourite requests will help the Dj hone
in on the preferred music styles. A list of about 20 tracks is perfect.
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