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DJ OCTAVIUS

Middletown , NY
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LOCATION

Middletown, NY US 10940 (map)

PHONE

845-341-1714

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The greater New York area's premiere disc jockey, Octavius "Tave" Graham has been entertaining crowds in the Hudson Valley and beyond with his musical talent and personality for many... Read more
The greater New York area's premiere disc jockey, Octavius "Tave" Graham has been entertaining crowds in the Hudson Valley and beyond with his musical talent and personality for many years.

Every wedding with DJ Octavius features:

- Crisp clean sound

- State-of-the-art lighting

- Immaculate setup

- Continual music catered to your requests

- Fun givaways

We take your party personally! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
I take your party personally. Using my experience and your requests, I create the spark to bring the party to life. From the oldest to the youngest guest, I want everyone to come away from y our celebration feeling like they've had the time of their life. That's my job, and I love it!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No, I do not set a limit on requests.
What is your usual attire?
I am a sharp-dressed man!
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No
How many other DJs do you work with?
I work with an assistant DJ.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
One hour.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I am very versatile. With your requests and my expertise, I can accommodate my clients ethnic requests.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, absolutely.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I have top-notch, neat and attractive equipment that provides a full and crisp sound. I use state-of-the-art unobtrusive lighting.
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?
I need a full hour to set up. I arrive at my jobs at least two hours in advance in order to have ample time to handle any unforeseen setup difficulties
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I can modify my setup to accommodate almost any work space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
I have a tasteful sign positioned on the front of my equipment.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do emcee your event, but keep talking to a minimum between songs.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I find the best way to motivate the crowd is to find the right music to get the party going and knowing how to build the energy in the room once the dancing gets started. I do get out on the dance floor and interact in a fun and professional manner with party guests as well.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Except for a meal, I do not take breaks; and music is played during that time. It is customary for my client to provide my meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes. The only break I take is for a short meal and music is played during that time.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In the unlikely event that I could not be at a scheduled party, I have a wonderful relationship with a network of DJs in my area that I could call upon to cover for me (as I would for them).
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
I only book one event a day.
What is your overtime rate?
My overtime rate is generally $200 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
This is handled on a case-by-case basis.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
In most cases, the deposit I request is between $200 - $350 with the balance due on the day of the event directly to me. We are always to accommodate our clients with different arrangements if necessary.

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Sarah
Wedding:
5/31/2014
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We had a awesome day great music great everything fabulous job
We had a awesome day great music great everything fabulous job
We had a awesome day great music great everything fabulous job Read less
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John
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Dj Octavius did a great job! Octavius and his wife Mary Ann are professionals. I would not hesitate to hire them again.
Dj Octavius did a great job! Octavius and his wife Mary Ann are professionals. I would not hesitate to hire them again.
Dj Octavius did a great job! Octavius and his wife Mary Ann are professionals. I would not hesitate to hire them again. Read less
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Lisa Snyder
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
When looking for a DJ for my wedding, I asked my uncle who worked at a wedding venue for many years, and he highly recommended DJ Octavius. He was awesome! He met with us before hand and I told him that I trusted his judgement with choosing music to play, as my husband and I are not very picky - we just wanted people to have fun. I can honestly say that during the 5 hour reception, there was not one time that the dance floor was empty. He really does read the crowd and play music accordingly. He did the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and his prices are very reasonable! He is a very nice man, as is his wife! I really could not be more pleased with him and I would highly recommend him!
When looking for a DJ for my wedding, I asked my uncle who worked at a wedding venue for many years, and he highly Read more...
When looking for a DJ for my wedding, I asked my uncle who worked at a wedding venue for many years, and he highly recommended DJ Octavius. He was awesome! He met with us before hand and I told him that I trusted his judgement with choosing music to play, as my husband and I are not very picky - we just wanted people to have fun. I can honestly say that during the 5 hour reception, there was not one time that the dance floor was empty. He really does read the crowd and play music accordingly. He did the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and his prices are very reasonable! He is a very nice man, as is his wife! I really could not be more pleased with him and I would highly recommend him! Read less
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TracynSteve
Wedding:
10/1/2011
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The music was AWESOME!! Book DJ Octavious! He is so much fun!!
The music was AWESOME!! Book DJ Octavious! He is so much fun!!
The music was AWESOME!! Book DJ Octavious! He is so much fun!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/1/2011
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Tave was amazing! He found all of our unusual requests and really got every one on the dance floor!
Tave was amazing! He found all of our unusual requests and really got every one on the dance floor!
Tave was amazing! He found all of our unusual requests and really got every one on the dance floor! Read less
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Caren
Wedding:
7/17/2010
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Octavius was great - he really got people out on the floor and dancing. He even did a cartwheel!
Octavius was great - he really got people out on the floor and dancing. He even did a cartwheel!
Octavius was great - he really got people out on the floor and dancing. He even did a cartwheel! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
7/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Octavius was awesome as always! He is hands down the best DJ you can find. We had guests of all ages, and everybody had a ball!
Octavius was awesome as always! He is hands down the best DJ you can find. We had guests of all ages, and everybody had a Read more...
Octavius was awesome as always! He is hands down the best DJ you can find. We had guests of all ages, and everybody had a ball! Read less
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luvdolphin7
Wedding:
8/15/2008
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D.J. Octavius and Patrick trully made our wedding a party!!!
D.J. Octavius and Patrick trully made our wedding a party!!!
D.J. Octavius and Patrick trully made our wedding a party!!! Read less
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