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Disco Royale

Federal Way , WA
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P.O. Box 4565
Federal Way, WA 98063 US (map)

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206-434-7420

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Whether you wish to make a bold statement with your choice of music for your wedding, or prefer entertainment that exudes stately elegance, Disco Royale has been providing custom... Read more
Whether you wish to make a bold statement with your choice of music for your wedding, or prefer entertainment that exudes stately elegance, Disco Royale has been providing custom solutions for the most discerning clientele since 1997.

Give me a call today and let's talk about your event: 206.434.7420, or email me at DJ@DiscoRoyale.biz Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Fun, funky, informal. Elegant yet raw. Silky smooth yet utterly bombastic. I've built my career by being able to read a crowd and take them, often to their own surprise, to a very happy place.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Yes, there has to be. The client must come first. I do my best to accommodate on-spot requests, but I exercise final authority to not play any music I deem inappropriate or that appears on the Bride and Groom's Do Not Play list.
What is your usual attire?
I always wear a suit and tie unless the client specifies something more casual.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, we provide everything.
How many other DJs do you work with?
One senior DJ and one assistant (junior DJ in training).
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I cost out all Wedding receptions in 4-hour blocks.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I meet with all prospective clients beforehand, to make sure the fit is a good one.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I have an extensive library of ethnic and world music, including Latin, Pacific and European.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Certainly (also recommended)
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, 99.9% of the time
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Dancefloor lighting, extra speakers, wireless microphones
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
One hour is usually sufficient; more complex set ups may require more time. I can provide a table, but it usually makes more sense to have the table provided by the venue.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Enough space for a 6' table and a couple of speakers on stands.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, never. Just business cards.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I make announcements per my clients' directions, and to keep the guests abreast of what's going on, injecting humor occasionally to keep things light and breezy; otherwise, I don't call any undo attention to myself.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
No one dancing? I can't even imagine what that must be like for a DJ to have to deal with. At a Disco Royale gig, they ALWAYS dance!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A meal is a must if you want your DJ to maintain the requisite energy level necessary to move the crowd.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have assistants who can fill in and a network of colleagues who can be called upon if necessary. In over 350 weddings, I've only had to call on a backup DJ once.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Almost never, unless there's at least a 3-hour gap between the two, and they're both in the local (Seattle) area.
What is your overtime rate?
$75 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, this is done on a job-by-job basis. If the travel is extensive enough, I may request that lodging be included.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Usually about 50% of the total.

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kevin was wonderful from start to finish. He really seemed to understand our taste, and his "music menu" helped us think of danceable songs within the genres we liked -- this was extra important for us, since we're not big hip-hop/top40 fans but still wanted to play songs our friends would like and be able to dance to (and dance they did!).

During the planning stages, we also appreciated that Kevin was very relaxed (important for stressed-out couples!) and so always professional -- never pushy, which was a vibe we'd gotten from some other DJs we'd talked to. Communication, whether by Skype, email, or in person, was a breeze because he was so responsive and friendly. We had a slightly nonstandard order of songs for the reception (we kicked things off with a hava nagila, with no real "first dance," etc.), and he was totally game to work with our plan.

On the day of, Kevin was gracious and flexible when dinner ran a little late and was able to wrap things up beautifully when our many east coast guests started to get sleepy. Most importantly, though, it was a great party, and friends of ours that we never expected to see on the dance floor were out there having fun. We had a bunch of weird requests, and Kevin was a total pro with all of them... Not everyone can make "Age of Consent" fit as a wedding reception song, but, somehow, he totally pulled it off. There was an impromptu soul train, a twist contest, and everybody went home tired and happy -- we danced all night!
Kevin was wonderful from start to finish. He really seemed to understand our taste, and his "music menu" helped us think Read more...
Kevin was wonderful from start to finish. He really seemed to understand our taste, and his "music menu" helped us think of danceable songs within the genres we liked -- this was extra important for us, since we're not big hip-hop/top40 fans but still wanted to play songs our friends would like and be able to dance to (and dance they did!).

During the planning stages, we also appreciated that Kevin was very relaxed (important for stressed-out couples!) and so always professional -- never pushy, which was a vibe we'd gotten from some other DJs we'd talked to. Communication, whether by Skype, email, or in person, was a breeze because he was so responsive and friendly. We had a slightly nonstandard order of songs for the reception (we kicked things off with a hava nagila, with no real "first dance," etc.), and he was totally game to work with our plan.

On the day of, Kevin was gracious and flexible when dinner ran a little late and was able to wrap things up beautifully when our many east coast guests started to get sleepy. Most importantly, though, it was a great party, and friends of ours that we never expected to see on the dance floor were out there having fun. We had a bunch of weird requests, and Kevin was a total pro with all of them... Not everyone can make "Age of Consent" fit as a wedding reception song, but, somehow, he totally pulled it off. There was an impromptu soul train, a twist contest, and everybody went home tired and happy -- we danced all night! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin from Disco Royale was so amazing! He met with us in person to chat and then was in constant e-mail contact. We got married on an island, so he was really flexible with bringing all of the supplies across the ferry. At the wedding he played all of the songs I had asked for and did a great job MC-ing. His extra song selections were all perfect for the crowd, people were dancing like crazy all night long! He was sick and yet still seemed high energy. Overall, I felt really cared for and would recommend this company to anyone! You also get a lot of 'bang for your buck', he was more affordable than some other DJs- and provided his own uplighting which was a great touch to the venue! Wonderful experience.
Kevin from Disco Royale was so amazing! He met with us in person to chat and then was in constant e-mail contact. We got Read more...
Kevin from Disco Royale was so amazing! He met with us in person to chat and then was in constant e-mail contact. We got married on an island, so he was really flexible with bringing all of the supplies across the ferry. At the wedding he played all of the songs I had asked for and did a great job MC-ing. His extra song selections were all perfect for the crowd, people were dancing like crazy all night long! He was sick and yet still seemed high energy. Overall, I felt really cared for and would recommend this company to anyone! You also get a lot of 'bang for your buck', he was more affordable than some other DJs- and provided his own uplighting which was a great touch to the venue! Wonderful experience. Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We met with a few other DJs first who just seemed really arrogant and expensive, but yet had very generic playlists and didnt seem to know much about music. Kevin from Disco Royale was a breath of fresh air and we were very relieved that we found him! From our first correspondence with him we knew that he was very professional and would be great to work with. He was very interested to hear about the types of music we liked and the vibe that we wanted for our big day. My fiance is really into a lot of different types of music and Kevin was very familiar with all of the names that my fiance threw at him and had a good sense of exactly what we were looking for. He definitely knows his stuff!
Kevin was also very prompt to respond to any emails I sent with questions or concerns. He sent song suggestions and had ideas for how to have ceremony and reception flow smoothly. He played all of the songs that we requested at some point throughout the night, and he had all of the right versions that we had requested. He made any announcements that we asked him to, but did so in a perfectly unobtrusive and professional manner. Kevin is very personable, easy-going, fun, and cool, and has a great attitude!
The dance floor was packed for most of the night and Kevin was extremely flexible and threw in a second "last" song since the groom missed the original last song. My only regret is that I was too busy running around for the first part of the evening to be able to truly enjoy the music and atmosphere that Kevin helped to create. But he has generously offered to create us a wedding CD with all of the songs on it from the day so we can relive it! It was a lovely event and we are extremely grateful that we had Kevin be a part of it!
We met with a few other DJs first who just seemed really arrogant and expensive, but yet had very generic playlists and Read more...
We met with a few other DJs first who just seemed really arrogant and expensive, but yet had very generic playlists and didnt seem to know much about music. Kevin from Disco Royale was a breath of fresh air and we were very relieved that we found him! From our first correspondence with him we knew that he was very professional and would be great to work with. He was very interested to hear about the types of music we liked and the vibe that we wanted for our big day. My fiance is really into a lot of different types of music and Kevin was very familiar with all of the names that my fiance threw at him and had a good sense of exactly what we were looking for. He definitely knows his stuff!
Kevin was also very prompt to respond to any emails I sent with questions or concerns. He sent song suggestions and had ideas for how to have ceremony and reception flow smoothly. He played all of the songs that we requested at some point throughout the night, and he had all of the right versions that we had requested. He made any announcements that we asked him to, but did so in a perfectly unobtrusive and professional manner. Kevin is very personable, easy-going, fun, and cool, and has a great attitude!
The dance floor was packed for most of the night and Kevin was extremely flexible and threw in a second "last" song since the groom missed the original last song. My only regret is that I was too busy running around for the first part of the evening to be able to truly enjoy the music and atmosphere that Kevin helped to create. But he has generously offered to create us a wedding CD with all of the songs on it from the day so we can relive it! It was a lovely event and we are extremely grateful that we had Kevin be a part of it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Kevin was absolutely in sync with the party. He is friendly, professional, and rather a dapper fellow, in person. We really enjoyed meeting him personally beforehand, and he geeked out over music with my fiancé. His music selections were thoughtfully organized, to help "prompt" folks who needed a little help finding the right direction. But truly, Kevin's genius lies in the party itself. I have never seen so many people beeline to the dance floor.
He found our totally obscure processional song (1800s northern swedish composer) without blinking. My husband is *still* talking about the version Virgina Plain (Roxy Music) Kevin played while everyone was on the dance floor. In chatting with folks about our wedding, everyone has brought up the "great music".
Kevin's skill to bring groups together was just awesome. Everyone was so comfortable and happy with the music, which can be hard to accomplish when you consider the actual lyrics of many popular dance songs.
Kevin ranks an A+ in our book, and if we ever have the pleasure of hosting another large event, he is our "go-to" man, hands down.
We can't recommend him highly enough.
DJ Kevin was absolutely in sync with the party. He is friendly, professional, and rather a dapper fellow, in person. We Read more...
DJ Kevin was absolutely in sync with the party. He is friendly, professional, and rather a dapper fellow, in person. We really enjoyed meeting him personally beforehand, and he geeked out over music with my fiancé. His music selections were thoughtfully organized, to help "prompt" folks who needed a little help finding the right direction. But truly, Kevin's genius lies in the party itself. I have never seen so many people beeline to the dance floor.
He found our totally obscure processional song (1800s northern swedish composer) without blinking. My husband is *still* talking about the version Virgina Plain (Roxy Music) Kevin played while everyone was on the dance floor. In chatting with folks about our wedding, everyone has brought up the "great music".
Kevin's skill to bring groups together was just awesome. Everyone was so comfortable and happy with the music, which can be hard to accomplish when you consider the actual lyrics of many popular dance songs.
Kevin ranks an A+ in our book, and if we ever have the pleasure of hosting another large event, he is our "go-to" man, hands down.
We can't recommend him highly enough. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If your looking for an amazing DJ!! Disco Royale is a must. Amazing service and great communication all.
If your looking for an amazing DJ!! Disco Royale is a must. Amazing service and great communication all.
If your looking for an amazing DJ!! Disco Royale is a must. Amazing service and great communication all. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
When we met with Kevin, we were immediately drawn to his easy going personality and knowledge of music! He instantly understood the vibe we wanted for our wedding - a party! He was flexible to the space and made sure he had all the equipment to provide music for our cocktail hour (which was in an alley behind the venue) all the way through dinner and throughout the evening to keep people dancing until late at night! We gave him a list of songs and artists we liked and he filled in the holes to provide music throughout the entire night. We had several compliments from our guests on the music and would recommend him to anyone!
When we met with Kevin, we were immediately drawn to his easy going personality and knowledge of music! He instantly Read more...
When we met with Kevin, we were immediately drawn to his easy going personality and knowledge of music! He instantly understood the vibe we wanted for our wedding - a party! He was flexible to the space and made sure he had all the equipment to provide music for our cocktail hour (which was in an alley behind the venue) all the way through dinner and throughout the evening to keep people dancing until late at night! We gave him a list of songs and artists we liked and he filled in the holes to provide music throughout the entire night. We had several compliments from our guests on the music and would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Wunmi
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin was the sweetest and most accommodating. He never complained about anything and was quick to make very on point suggestions. He made us feel very special on our special day. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. You won't be disappointed. He is a very gentle soul. Thanks Kevin!
Kevin was the sweetest and most accommodating. He never complained about anything and was quick to make very on point Read more...
Kevin was the sweetest and most accommodating. He never complained about anything and was quick to make very on point suggestions. He made us feel very special on our special day. I would highly recommend his services to anyone. You won't be disappointed. He is a very gentle soul. Thanks Kevin! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin from Disco Royale was great! My husband and I are both full time students and so we were trying to do our wedding on a budget, Kevin worked with our budget and gave us a great deal. He did above and beyond in helping to make our day perfect. He even edited our favorite songs so that we could use them in our ceremony to make it even more personal. Our wedding was intimate and casual, but Kevin put all his efforts in and helped make it a day we will never forget. Since our wedding was non-traditional there were a lot of things we wanted done differently, Kevin took everything we wanted and the outcome was perfect, we couldn't have asked for better. As we were planning our wedding from across the state, Kevin kept in touch and made sure everything was taken care of before the big day.
Having Disco Royale at your event is a decision you will not regret, we sure didn't!
Thank you Kevin!
Kevin from Disco Royale was great! My husband and I are both full time students and so we were trying to do our wedding on Read more...
Kevin from Disco Royale was great! My husband and I are both full time students and so we were trying to do our wedding on a budget, Kevin worked with our budget and gave us a great deal. He did above and beyond in helping to make our day perfect. He even edited our favorite songs so that we could use them in our ceremony to make it even more personal. Our wedding was intimate and casual, but Kevin put all his efforts in and helped make it a day we will never forget. Since our wedding was non-traditional there were a lot of things we wanted done differently, Kevin took everything we wanted and the outcome was perfect, we couldn't have asked for better. As we were planning our wedding from across the state, Kevin kept in touch and made sure everything was taken care of before the big day.
Having Disco Royale at your event is a decision you will not regret, we sure didn't!
Thank you Kevin! Read less
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elisabeth
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
They showed up early and had everything set up on time. They were able to read the crowd perfectly, made announcements on time and in perfect order. we had very specific music preferences because of our religion and they were able to accommodate our requests 100%! i would definitely recommend Disco Royale!!!
They showed up early and had everything set up on time. They were able to read the crowd perfectly, made announcements on Read more...
They showed up early and had everything set up on time. They were able to read the crowd perfectly, made announcements on time and in perfect order. we had very specific music preferences because of our religion and they were able to accommodate our requests 100%! i would definitely recommend Disco Royale!!! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin is so awesome! He did both the sound for our ceremony and DJ-ed our reception. We had a great meeting before the wedding and he seemed to know exactly what we were thinking after only a few questions. Along with all that, he kept the action moving during the reception by announcing the dances, toasts and cake cutting. My family and friends all loved the music and people I never expected to dance did! I highly recommend his services!
Kevin is so awesome! He did both the sound for our ceremony and DJ-ed our reception. We had a great meeting before the Read more...
Kevin is so awesome! He did both the sound for our ceremony and DJ-ed our reception. We had a great meeting before the wedding and he seemed to know exactly what we were thinking after only a few questions. Along with all that, he kept the action moving during the reception by announcing the dances, toasts and cake cutting. My family and friends all loved the music and people I never expected to dance did! I highly recommend his services! Read less
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