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DJ ALTER EGO

Lehighton , PA
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139 Dowbush Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18235 US (map)

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610-377-8116

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ABOUT US

DJ Alter Ego features the clean, powerful sound of Mackie powered speakers and subs along with American DJ and Chauvet lighting products. We are committed to offering our customers... Read more
DJ Alter Ego features the clean, powerful sound of Mackie powered speakers and subs along with American DJ and Chauvet lighting products. We are committed to offering our customers quality at an affordable price. Find out more about our services and all we can offer to make your event a success, for less than you would expect at www.djalterego.net Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
The success of your event is extremely important to me. I would describe my style as being professional in dealing with my customers wishes. Our setup is neat and clean and I will be dressed appropriately for your event in a black suit and tie. I don't believe in being corny, so our conduct is courteous, friendly and professional.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
This is always discussed ahead of time with our customers. If requests are allowed I reserve the right to not play offensive or explicit songs.
What is your usual attire?
For your wedding reception, I will always be dressed appropriately in a black suit with tie unless you request me to wear a tuxedo in which case an additional charge will be necessary to cover the cost of a rental.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. With our constantly growing computer database of music, chances are I will have the song you want to hear. If it is not in our inventory of music I will obtain it if at all possible. If that cannot be done, the couple may provide it if they are able to do so.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Currently I work with another DJ who serves as a backup in the event of illness or emergency on my part.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Our minimum time is normally four hours although exceptions are made for shorter periods. Maximum time is negotiable.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes. This is extremely important in deciding if I am the type of DJ you are looking for. Meeting with a potential customer allows that person to have all their questions answered as to our philosophy, our equipment and experience and allows them to get a feel about whether or not they are comfortable with the person they are dealing with. As part of our committment to personal service, I will always come to you for a meeting unless you wish otherwise. No fees are charged and we will meet as many times as are necessary to insure that all your details are correct and to discuss the music you wish to be played and the order of events for your special day.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Not at the present time. Our focus is concentrated on weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties and similar functions.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely. We work for our customers and their wishes are followed as closely as possible.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Absolutely. Our main system consists of Mackie SRM450 powered main speakers complemented by a Mackie SWA1501 powered subwoofer. We use a Behringer VMX1000 mixer along with our laptop and desktop computers to give your event clean, powerful sound. A backup system is on hand in the event of any equipment failure.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I offer a complete lighting setup including a 10' truss system, and a karaoke setup for all the future American Idols out there.
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?
The more time I have to set up the better. Audio usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, lighting can take 60 to 75 minutes. I provide my own tables.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Require enough space to comfortably handle my setup.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. I believe a sign or banner takes away from a professional appearance. Business cards are laid out on our table and also at the guest tables if that is allowed by the bride and groom.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I will handle any announcements and/or introductions. Talk between songs is kept at a minimum unless the situation calls for more.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
If no one is dancing, we employ either a change in the music or play a participation type song such as the electric slide and verbally encourage our guests to come to the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Normally, no. It depends on the length of my service and is at the wedding partys option on whether to provide the meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Not applicable.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I work in conjunction with DJ Chris Englert so a backup DJ is available.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No. We focus on one customer at a time. Our customers deserve nothing less than our full attention to their event.
What is your overtime rate?
1.5 times my hourly rate.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Only if I travel more than 45 miles to the event. Charge $50 in that situation.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Normally a deposit of one-third of our total fee is required.

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Don did an amazing job. If you have a group that likes to dance and have a good time, I couldn't recommend DJ Alter Ego any higher! He patiently worked with us prior to the wedding to settle all the details and was absolutely great at the reception. He is a complete professional but also eager to make sure everyone had a great time. His wife was also a great help! They were key to making our reception a dance party that we will never forget.
Don did an amazing job. If you have a group that likes to dance and have a good time, I couldn't recommend DJ Alter Ego Read more...
Don did an amazing job. If you have a group that likes to dance and have a good time, I couldn't recommend DJ Alter Ego any higher! He patiently worked with us prior to the wedding to settle all the details and was absolutely great at the reception. He is a complete professional but also eager to make sure everyone had a great time. His wife was also a great help! They were key to making our reception a dance party that we will never forget. Read less
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mleach
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ was PHENOMENAL!!!!! Was patient to deal with the wee bit of rain we had during the outside reception :-) Will most certainly recommend to anyone who asks!!
DJ was PHENOMENAL!!!!! Was patient to deal with the wee bit of rain we had during the outside reception :-) Will most Read more...
DJ was PHENOMENAL!!!!! Was patient to deal with the wee bit of rain we had during the outside reception :-) Will most certainly recommend to anyone who asks!! Read less
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Destiny
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Alter ego was great! He and his wife are a great team and everyone commented on how great of a job they did. They kept us on schedule and any request we had they were able to accommodate. I would recommend them to anybody. They were well worth the money. Thanks again!
DJ Alter ego was great! He and his wife are a great team and everyone commented on how great of a job they did. They kept Read more...
DJ Alter ego was great! He and his wife are a great team and everyone commented on how great of a job they did. They kept us on schedule and any request we had they were able to accommodate. I would recommend them to anybody. They were well worth the money. Thanks again! Read less
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dhunsicker89
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent pricing, excellent music, great participation of reception.
Excellent pricing, excellent music, great participation of reception.
Excellent pricing, excellent music, great participation of reception. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Don was great at our reception. A lot of people were up and dancing. He played music for all types. Everyone was talking about the DJ and reception for days after our wedding. He came to us and made us feel very comfortable. I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks Don!
Don was great at our reception. A lot of people were up and dancing. He played music for all types. Everyone was talking Read more...
Don was great at our reception. A lot of people were up and dancing. He played music for all types. Everyone was talking about the DJ and reception for days after our wedding. He came to us and made us feel very comfortable. I would recommend him to everyone. Thanks Don! Read less
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aprilrm
Wedding:
5/14/2011
0.0/5.0
Okay. Now I know this seems harsh, however, I gave Don a list of at least 25 songs that were to be played during my open dancing times at my wedding. Don played ZERO of them! He played all his own crap that he decided to play. He spent a total of at least 6-7 HOURS with us in our home, going over his music collection, where me and my husband told him MANY MANY songs that would be acceptable. We just watched our wedding reception video and we did not know a single song that was played.. He even FORGOT to get the correct father/daughter dance song. OH, also, you could barely hear the music the entire night. I think of my reception as the worst ever because I had a HORRIBLE dj..Oh, and before booking Don, I told him I needed someone that would be able to interact with my crowd, as many do not drink, and I was told that he could definitely do that..well, he did not get off his butt the entire time. Him and his wife, sat in front of the computer ALL night! oh, except for my last dance of the night, they came out and danced...pfft....I seriously do not know how he has so many great reviews, because at my wedding, he was HORRIBLE!
Okay. Now I know this seems harsh, however, I gave Don a list of at least 25 songs that were to be played during my open Read more...
Okay. Now I know this seems harsh, however, I gave Don a list of at least 25 songs that were to be played during my open dancing times at my wedding. Don played ZERO of them! He played all his own crap that he decided to play. He spent a total of at least 6-7 HOURS with us in our home, going over his music collection, where me and my husband told him MANY MANY songs that would be acceptable. We just watched our wedding reception video and we did not know a single song that was played.. He even FORGOT to get the correct father/daughter dance song. OH, also, you could barely hear the music the entire night. I think of my reception as the worst ever because I had a HORRIBLE dj..Oh, and before booking Don, I told him I needed someone that would be able to interact with my crowd, as many do not drink, and I was told that he could definitely do that..well, he did not get off his butt the entire time. Him and his wife, sat in front of the computer ALL night! oh, except for my last dance of the night, they came out and danced...pfft....I seriously do not know how he has so many great reviews, because at my wedding, he was HORRIBLE! Read less
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DJ ALTER EGO responded with the following comments:

I admit my mistakes -- YES, I did not have your Father/Daughter song ready for your reception (I did find out the next day that it actually was on my computer but was not put into my DJ program) and I am sincerely sorry for that.) A cash refund of $40.00 was given to you that night because I felt you should receive one to in some way make up for that mistake. As far as my interactions with your guests, or lack of, you were told at our meeting that I would verbally encourage your guests to dance but that I am not the entertainer type DJ who leads dances. I do not know what your song list suggestions were as this review was given 6 months after the fact but was under the impression that tentative songs I had shown you were alright to play. Music volume barely enough? That is the first I heard that and nothing was said at the event that it was too low. I am well aware that this was not one of my better receptions but really --- a 0 out of 5? You did not mention anything to me that night about any of this and I sincerely apologize for having made you feel this way about our services. In light of this review, I will be considering recording my meetings with future customers and video taping their receptions so that 6 months down the road, after the event I can be clear as to what was agreed upon and not have to rely on my memory. I take each customers comments to heart and work to not repeat mistakes I have made in the past.
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RoseAnn and Tom
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Don worked so well with us in helping us to choose the music and in planning the flow of events for our wedding reception. He was very professional in balancing our musical agenda with our guests' requests and provided a musical backdrop for the evening that was complimenting and did not overpower our guests' socialization. Every one of our guests praised the evening as the most "fun" wedding reception they've ever attended. Our reception will always be a wonderful memory thanks to you, Don.
Don worked so well with us in helping us to choose the music and in planning the flow of events for our wedding reception. Read more...
Don worked so well with us in helping us to choose the music and in planning the flow of events for our wedding reception. He was very professional in balancing our musical agenda with our guests' requests and provided a musical backdrop for the evening that was complimenting and did not overpower our guests' socialization. Every one of our guests praised the evening as the most "fun" wedding reception they've ever attended. Our reception will always be a wonderful memory thanks to you, Don. Read less
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DJ ALTER EGO responded with the following comments:

RoseAnn and Tom made me feel so at home like I was an old friend. I sincerely enjoyed every minute spent with the two of you. Thank you so much.
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J.Graver
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Alter Ego is hands down the best bang you can get for your buck! With an extensive, portable library of music to suit all your event guests likes, and the right lighting to get your guests out on the dance floor, why would you choose anyone else? He made our October 30, 2010 wedding reception unforgettable for both ourselves and our guests. I would recommend him to anyone!!! We love you DJ ALTER EGO!!!


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DJ Alter Ego is hands down the best bang you can get for your buck! With an extensive, portable library of music to suit Read more...
DJ Alter Ego is hands down the best bang you can get for your buck! With an extensive, portable library of music to suit all your event guests likes, and the right lighting to get your guests out on the dance floor, why would you choose anyone else? He made our October 30, 2010 wedding reception unforgettable for both ourselves and our guests. I would recommend him to anyone!!! We love you DJ ALTER EGO!!!


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Cbrown0617
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ alter ego was awesome. He played all the music that we requested of him and he filled in the Blanks where we didn't know what to play. His experience with weddings helped up plan ours better. With the music and lighting shows he kept the party goin alnight. Most of our guest were not dancers including me but we were all out there on the dance floor. As for value Don was the cheapest and went for six hours of music.
Thank you very much for a great wedding to remember

Sincerely Mr. And Mrs. Corey Styer
DJ alter ego was awesome. He played all the music that we requested of him and he filled in the Blanks where we didn't Read more...
DJ alter ego was awesome. He played all the music that we requested of him and he filled in the Blanks where we didn't know what to play. His experience with weddings helped up plan ours better. With the music and lighting shows he kept the party goin alnight. Most of our guest were not dancers including me but we were all out there on the dance floor. As for value Don was the cheapest and went for six hours of music.
Thank you very much for a great wedding to remember

Sincerely Mr. And Mrs. Corey Styer Read less
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DJ ALTER EGO responded with the following comments:

Sara and Corey were great to work with and their guests were fantastic. This was the first wedding I've done where the guests were actually doing the "worm" (dance) and having races across the dance floor. Very funny to see!!! Thanks for showing me a great time.
Sincerely,
Don
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AWehr6487
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent DJ! DJ ALTER EGO provides quality service, equipment, and lighting accessories for a very reasonable price, and is very easy to get in touch with. I was able to view his library and choose a variety of great music for both the young and old alike. If he doesn't have a piece of music you want to be played at the reception, he will get it for you. I would highly recommend DJ ALTER EGO!
Excellent DJ! DJ ALTER EGO provides quality service, equipment, and lighting accessories for a very reasonable price, and Read more...
Excellent DJ! DJ ALTER EGO provides quality service, equipment, and lighting accessories for a very reasonable price, and is very easy to get in touch with. I was able to view his library and choose a variety of great music for both the young and old alike. If he doesn't have a piece of music you want to be played at the reception, he will get it for you. I would highly recommend DJ ALTER EGO! Read less
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