Frequently Asked Questions
Question to Ask
How long have you been DJing for?
I have 3 years of professional DJing experience, with most of my DJing experience having take place at weddings.
What type of DJ equmint do you use?
Only the top of the line professional DJ equipment. I also have a variety of equipment that can be used dependant on the needs of the client.
Do you have any backup plans if something goes wrong or happens to the DJ?
In the unlikely event that something has happend there are backup DJs in the event of an emergency.
Do you play requests?
I do take requests and play most of them. I “filter” requests, meaning I do not play a song that you specifically asked me not to play or music from a genre you asked the me not to play. If someone makes a request that fits in well with what i am playing at the time and with the music that you want, then I will play the request. Also i will not nessarly play the requested song right away but will eventuly play the requested song, as I am trying to keep the tempo and vibe of the dance floor.
Can i pick songs for you to play?
You are able to pick which songs you definitely want to hear, and ones you do not want to hear, for your event. We have an online planning system which has in part, our music planner where you can make your song lists. or you are albe to send me a link to you music service (ie... Spotfiy, Google Play, Apple Music.) where there is a playlist that you whould like to hear at your event.
Can we bring are own music for you to play?
Sure, but i would like to get the music file(s) in advance of the event. If doing this please consider the audience attending your event.
What are your payment terams?
The deposit is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the event. Payments can be made through our online planning system using a PayPal account, or they can be made via e-transfer.
Do i tip you?
I do not include gratuity in the final contract price. I whould rather an awsome review over a tip but if you are feeling generous, any gratuity would be greatly appreciated, but it is entirely up to you.
Do you Play Overtime if Needed?
Yes, i am able to play past the contracted time only if i do not have a later event booked that evening or night (which is extremely rare). I am able to accept payment for overtime via e-transfer or cash. Overtime rates vary by package, but i will discuss overtime rates with you prior to your event.
When should we book a DJ?
A good time frame is at least six months before the event. However, i might be available for last minute events, if i am not booked for an event already.
Should we feed you?
This is not required in the contract and is completely up to you.
What services do you offer?
How many songs should i pick for you to play?
You can select as many songs as you would like to hear, and as many songs you dont want to hear. Some clients will give me 50+ songs, some maybe 10, so it is totaly up to you. I would recomend you give me at least 10-15 songs of different genres and artists you would like to hear, as well as songs/artists you don’t. So I can have an idea of what music you’d like for youre event. I will play any kind of music you would like and will not play anything that is on your "Do Not Play list". During your initial consultation, I will ask about your music preferences.
Do you have samples of you work?
I do not have any DJ mixes, as each event i do is unique to that client.
What you can expect from Lucas Pardy DJ Services
You should expect a response to a phone call or email within 24 hours. The only exception may be on weekends when most DJs are at events. You should also have a direct line of communication with your DJ, i.e. their phone number, email, etc.
Your DJ should tailor the music for your event to your tastes. Your DJ should also have the musical knowledge, song selection, and willingness to play any genre of music you want for your event.
Your DJ should be able to provide pictures of their setup and equipment if asked. The booking and payment processes and terms should be clearly stated and explained up front.
Your DJ should be polite and courteous to you, your guests and other vendors. They should also be able to work seamlessly with with all other vendors, i.e. planner, caterers, photography, etc. Your DJ should be professionally dressed and dressed appropriately for the event. The equipment area should be clean and well-maintained. Your DJ should arrive early enough to have all equipment set up outside the presence of guests.
Your DJ should be flexible in scheduling meetings and phone calls. Your DJ should also be adaptable to changes, even last-minute changes, in the timeline, schedule, etc.