Frequently Asked Questions for DJ
What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Describe your DJ style:
Encore Entertainment specializes in Club-Style DJ's. While most Wedding Entertainers simply fade one song into the next, we build energy in your crowd by beat-mixing our music together. Would you go to a nightclub if you knew the music had weird & awkward transitions, i.e. fading one song to the next? Absolutely not! So why would you hire an DJ who does this for your wedding? Every Encore DJ is an active nightclub DJ in the Sacramento/San Francisco area, a few of them you even hear on the radio. We're not here to steal your spotlight. Another common thread among wedding entertainers is they're all about themselves, and all about themselves being in the spotlight. Not at Encore Entertainment. You won't find us doing stand-up comedy routines or running around with inflatable props. We have a presence because we're playing an integral roll in your wedding, but that's where it ends. Your big day is just that, your big day. Nobody should try to jump in the spotlight with you.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
We accept requests as long as they're appropriate for your event. Thru the planning process we establish the type of music you're looking to hear and the type of music you don't want to hear. As long as your guests requests fall within these guidelines, we'll play them.
What is your usual attire?
We cover this during our planning process; we dress similar to the wedding party. If it's a black-tie affair, we'll be wearing a tux or 3 piece business suit. It's important that we fit in with the wedding party, but not over dress or under dress.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
This depends. All of our systems include wireless internet service via Sprint. This enables us to download music at your event if we receive a request that we don't have in our library. While our library is vast (50,000+) and this doesn't happen very often, it does come up every once in awhile.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have 3 full-time wedding entertainers.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. Hiring an entertainer is a personality-driven selection. At the very first consultation you will meet with the entertainer who will be at your event.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely and we prefer they do.
Do you bring your own equipment?
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have a wide variety of advanced lighting options available. All of our entertainment packages include a basic dance-floor lighting system. Check out our pictures to view lighting we have provided for previous clients.
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?
2 to 4 hours, depending on the options you have selected.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Nothing out of the ordinary.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We provide professional Emcee services at every event.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
The crowd will tell us what they want to hear in how they respond to the music we play. As professional DJ's we're always watching how the crowd responds to the music we play. This tells us which direction to go, making sure we engage everyone at your event.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not take breaks at our events. We do not require the client provide us a meal.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We keep very good notes during our planning sessions so in the unfortunate event something tragic happens making one of us unavailable, another entertainer will step in.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
We only book 1 entertainer 1 event per day.
What is your overtime rate?
$145 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We do not charge for travel within 50 miles of Rocklin, CA.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
30% of the total contract amount.
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