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Gibbs Productions DJ & Lighting Service

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

PO Box 421234
San Diego, CA US 92142 (map)
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ABOUT US

Recently awarded Gigmasters "BEST OF 2013 DJ's" award. Gibbs Productions is Southern California's premier choice when it comes to quality, professional entertainment. Our philosophy is... Read more
Recently awarded Gigmasters "BEST OF 2013 DJ's" award. Gibbs Productions is Southern California's premier choice when it comes to quality, professional entertainment. Our philosophy is that your party is YOUR event! We look for and welcome every opportunity to custom tailor your event to meet YOUR needs, and we understand from experience that each event is different. No attitudes, no DJ ego! Your event may be once in a lifetime, therefore everything we do is geared towards ensuring that we meet YOUR expectations! Classy and non invasive setup - No large & Gaudy setups. We have a very ascetically pleasing look to our setup. Using only professional grade equipment, you can be assured that we will have more-than-adequate sound at your event. We use quality components from Dennon, HP, Shure, JBL and others industry-standard companies. With thousands of musical selections ranging from the 1920s to today's hottest hits, our 100% Digital collection spans every decade and genre imaginable. This means we can find your song in seconds and will never skip like a CD or vinyl record and we can still play those mash-up style sets just like the club DJ's do. Whenever and where ever possible we try to go above and beyond the call of our duty as a DJ. We would love to tak to you about your event. Please contact us at 858-633-3224 Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
I am very outgoing, friendly and an all around people person. I am very flexible and versatile when it comes to music and working with my clients.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No limits per say, other than the allotted time that I am contracted to work for versus the length of music given to me as a request.
What is your usual attire?
I wear a black suit & tie for most weddings unless requested to dress down to business casual.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I require a youtube link to anything obscure or a specific version of a song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Three to five different DJ's when I am booked already.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes of course with-in the San Diego city area.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes absolutely.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes I provide the main sound system with 2 speakers.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting and pipe & drapes are offered at an additional negotiated fee.
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?
For DJ only events, I need 60 minutes to allow time to set up and sound check and make sure there are no issues that need to be resolved. Actual setup time is about 15-20 min. We do not require a table only that we be with-in 15 feet of a dedicated 15-20 amp grounded outlet.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Space for the DJ and 6 to 8 feet minimum on each side for the speakers.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
I would never advertise at any event as that is not classy or appropriate at all. We carry business cards if a guest of yours is interested in who we are. We also don't mention our company name over the microphone as a form of advertising either. We are not at your event to advertise our services. We are there to provide a service to you and if someone happens to like that service we will be more than happy to provide them information on how to contact us.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We emcee all of our events, in a very tactful and respectful manner to provide direction and facilitate the event without being to intrusive and detracting from our guests of honor.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I will typically start off with a slow song inititally to get all of the guests up and dancing then move into a faster song. This eliminates the initial shyness of most guests who do not want to rush to the dance floor as soon as the music picks up. Through out the night we constantly read the crowd and determine when is the best time to play certain key songs that have been proven to get people on the floor. We have the skills on crowd reading and music mixing to be able to smoothly transition from one song to another in order to keep things moving.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I require a meal just like your guests if a meal is being provided to them as well. A well fed DJ is a happy DJ. We do however don't take an excessive break, and we are pretty quick about eating so that we can attend to the music.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes, During our break, you will most likely not notice as we have a system in place that will mix the dinner music for us, so that your event goes un-interrupted and the music keeps on playing.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In 14 years this has never happened, and I have only ever been sick twice for an event, and I still made it. It's just one of those things where the Show must go on. However, as mentioned before we work with and have many friends in the industry as DJ's, who would be able to step in, should something serious enough occur that a replacement would be needed.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
We rarely ever do this, and only if there is more than 6 hours between events and we have plenty of time to pack up and be at the next event with ample time to setup and sound check, but again this happens maybe once every two years due to most events are occurring in the evenings.
What is your overtime rate?
$100 / half hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Only if the event is over 40 miles from our office. (15 & 52)
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$200

REVIEWS

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LaToya
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Chad was awesome. He was very professional and paid attention to the crowd and was able to change the mood when needed. In the beginning there was a problem with the outside speakers and he figured out the problem and tried to fix it right away. When that didn't work, he offered to refund the money for the speakers. No refund was needed because he did such a good job the rest of the night, no one even remembered the hiccup. Guests are still talking about the music. I would definitely recommend Chad for your next event!
Chad was awesome. He was very professional and paid attention to the crowd and was able to change the mood when needed. In Read more...
Chad was awesome. He was very professional and paid attention to the crowd and was able to change the mood when needed. In the beginning there was a problem with the outside speakers and he figured out the problem and tried to fix it right away. When that didn't work, he offered to refund the money for the speakers. No refund was needed because he did such a good job the rest of the night, no one even remembered the hiccup. Guests are still talking about the music. I would definitely recommend Chad for your next event! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Gibbs Productions DJ & Lighting Service responded with the following comments:

Latoya,

Thank you for the wonderful compliments, and again it was such an honor to be part of a such a beautiful wedding, and I am so delighted to hear your guests had a wonderful time.

All the best to you and Michael!

Chad Gibbs
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad was a great DJ. He was reasonably priced, found all the songs I wanted, and just did an overall great job. I had a wedding coordinator, but realistically the DJ is the one who watches the flow of the evening with all the songs and little events you need to squeeze in. He was on top of it all night long and constantly kept in touch with me if we were running behind or what was going to happen next. I spoke with him more than my wedding coordinator! Lol. We also had a quirky wedding party introduction and Chad did an awesome job keeping it upbeat and fun when he announced us. He was extremely professional and very responsive to any questions. I highly recommend him!
Chad was a great DJ. He was reasonably priced, found all the songs I wanted, and just did an overall great job. I had a Read more...
Chad was a great DJ. He was reasonably priced, found all the songs I wanted, and just did an overall great job. I had a wedding coordinator, but realistically the DJ is the one who watches the flow of the evening with all the songs and little events you need to squeeze in. He was on top of it all night long and constantly kept in touch with me if we were running behind or what was going to happen next. I spoke with him more than my wedding coordinator! Lol. We also had a quirky wedding party introduction and Chad did an awesome job keeping it upbeat and fun when he announced us. He was extremely professional and very responsive to any questions. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Gibbs Productions DJ & Lighting Service responded with the following comments:

Meghan,

Wow, Thank you for such kind words. Hearing things like this are what motivates me to continue providing such excellent service. I truly appreciated being part of your wedding.
All the best!

Chad Gibbs
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Henry09
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Chad did an amazing job with our wedding! His planning website made things incredibly easy. The only thing I didn't like (which may have been me) was that some of the songs I wanted to dance to, and I didn't realize they were even happening. Oh well. Not that big of a deal. All in all though - I 100% recomment Gibbs Productions :-)
Chad did an amazing job with our wedding! His planning website made things incredibly easy. The only thing I didn't like Read more...
Chad did an amazing job with our wedding! His planning website made things incredibly easy. The only thing I didn't like (which may have been me) was that some of the songs I wanted to dance to, and I didn't realize they were even happening. Oh well. Not that big of a deal. All in all though - I 100% recomment Gibbs Productions :-) Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sean
Wedding:
6/16/2007
4.7/5.0
Chad really came through for us in a time of need. With all the attention needed to be on the York College Spartan Basket Ball Team, someone needed to be there for our music needs. Gibbs Productions was there when we needed them. For 4 seasons now, they have really impressed us and our team and did an outstanding job and were very professional.

Sean Sullivan Asst. Dean of Athletics

York College of Pennsylvania
Chad really came through for us in a time of need. With all the attention needed to be on the York College Spartan Basket Read more...
Chad really came through for us in a time of need. With all the attention needed to be on the York College Spartan Basket Ball Team, someone needed to be there for our music needs. Gibbs Productions was there when we needed them. For 4 seasons now, they have really impressed us and our team and did an outstanding job and were very professional.

Sean Sullivan Asst. Dean of Athletics

York College of Pennsylvania Read less
Services Used: DJ
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sncreasy
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.0/5.0
Chad did a great job of doing our music for our ceremony (exactly as we scripted out.) There were a few minor issues with our reception music - songs that we requested were not played while others not requested were substituted, and played the wrong song for the Mother-son dance. Overall he did a great job of getting our friends dancing for most of the night.
Chad did a great job of doing our music for our ceremony (exactly as we scripted out.) There were a few minor issues with Read more...
Chad did a great job of doing our music for our ceremony (exactly as we scripted out.) There were a few minor issues with our reception music - songs that we requested were not played while others not requested were substituted, and played the wrong song for the Mother-son dance. Overall he did a great job of getting our friends dancing for most of the night. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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