Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a charge for setup time?
NO. We do not charge for most common type of events. Usually the Setup only takes about an hour or less. Sometime, there may be a charge for really BIG events where it may take many hours to setup all the extra lights and equipment. But 99% of the shows will NOT have a Setup Fee.
How much time will the DJ require to setup?
For most events like weddings and holiday parties, the setup is only one (1) hour or less. This would be for a group of up to 300 people. For very large events where more equipment (lighting, speaker and cables) is required, more time is required.
What will the DJ wear for our event?
A shirt, tie, and slacks are standard for all events. Sometimes, at the client’s request, special "theme costumes" are appropriate. Other times, the attire is more casual to fit the type of event. Ask your DJ if you require special attire.
How much of the music can we select to be played?
You can select all the music for the DJ to play if you wish. However, your DJ is VERY experienced and knowledgeable in many different areas of music. He has learned what people generally like to dance to and which songs they will enjoy. His expertise in this area can be very helpful. But the ultimate choice is up to the client.
Can we have overtime if the event goes longer than anticipated?
YES. Overtime is always available. It is offered in two (2) hour increments and can be arranged and scheduled near the end of the original contracted time. Overtime is equal to the same rate as contracted rate.
How far in advance should we book a DJ?
As with all event planning, the sooner the better. Most popular dates book early and in some cases, this can be up to one year in advance. Book early to get what you want. Waiting till the last minute may be disappointing.
Is there a "travel charge" for long distances?
Travel fee is depending on distance outside of the phoenix area.
Can our guests make song requests to the DJ and will he play them?
ABSOLUTELY. As long as the guest’s selection is within the music type the client specified and the DJ has that selection with at the event, it will get played. Our DJs generally carry thousands of titles to each event. This covers 99% of all the songs requested. By using the supplied music surveys, you will be assured that the DJ will have those selections on hand.
What if the DJ gets sick or can't make it for some other reason?
Your event is just as important to us as it is to you. Arizona’s DJs personnel have NEVER MISSED A SHOW in the 30+ years we've been in business. But just in case... we keep equally talented and experienced DJs in "standby mode" for emergencies or last minute shows.
What if the DJ's equipment breaks down?
No Problem. Even the best equipment can fail. To insure a continuation of the show, we carry "back-up equipment" to all our events. It will only take a few minutes to switch to the "back-up system" so you will only notice a small glitch in the action.
How do we book your services?
All events require a signed contract from the client along with a deposit, which can be paid in person or online. This will ensure your requested event date will be reserved. NO EVENT CAN BE RESERVED WITHOUT A CONTRACT. A contract can be mailed or signed in person.
Can you provide outside or remote ceremony music and sound?
Yes. We have a special system for outdoor and/or remote locations. This portable system has all the necessary components to perform at any ceremony. It is battery powered and will operate up to 5 hours before recharging. It includes a wireless microphone. It can be setup in 5 minutes and is perfect for those special outdoor events.
What if we have to cancel or postpone the event?
If the events is canceled you will forfeit your deposit and any payments given. If circumstances arise that require you to postpone your event, we will honor your contract with the a new date up to a year from original event date. Your DJ may change if he is not available for the rescheduled date.
When is the Balance due?
The balance of payment is due fifteen (15) days prior to the event.
Do we accept Credit Cards and Checks?
Yes. We accept both MasterCard and Visa. Of course we also accept personal checks, money orders, and cash.
Can we come to an event to preview the DJ and show?
The answer is no. The reason being, we wouldn’t invite clients to crash your party and we respect the privacy of all our clients. We know that every event is special and has taken countless hours of planning striving for perfection. We don’t want to interrupt the flow. We also have videos and testimonials available for you to review on our website.
Are we required to feed the DJ and will he drink during the show?
No. You are not required to give the DJ a meal. However, if one is offered, the DJ may partake if time is available and it will not interfere with his duties. The DJ will not drink alcoholic beverages or smoke during the show. We do not believe this is proper for the DJ.
Does the DJ take any breaks?
No. The DJ has no scheduled breaks during the show. There may be short periods where there is another activity and the DJ will not be required to play music. Sometimes there may be other entertainment or the client may schedule a pause in the music. In that case the DJ will remain at his station awaiting the music start time.
Do you play CD's, mini-discs, records or tapes?
Our DJ's use computers so our media is digital based. We do not play CDs, records, mini discs, or tapes. If there is something special that you need us to play, the format you’ll need to provide your music in is mp3.
What is the next step to arrange a meeting?
Give us a call at 480-252-5256 or schedule an appointment here,click here. We look forward to meeting you.
Can other vendors or services use our DJ equipment?
If there is going to be another DJ, Live Band, Musicians, Emcee, or any other type of entertainment that needs to have sound projected, special lighting, or effects (such as: pyrotechnics) performing at the same event, they will have to provide their own eqipment, microphones, speakers, lights, necessary cables, etc. Arizona's DJ Entertainment is NOT responsible for providing any sound and equipment for anyone other than our company. We focus 100% on our client's event and avoid having our DJ's focus on other things that may cause a distraction and affect our performance.