Frequently Asked Questions
What packages do you offer?
I actually charge per the hour as opposed to offering one-price-fits-all type packages. This helps ensure that a client with a 4 hr event won't have to pay the same as a client with a 6 hr event. I won't charge you for set-up or tear-down times, and only charge for travel if your event is not within the Houston area and would require extensive travel to get to you.
What types of clients have you worked with?
I work regularly with corporate event planners, private party hosts, and professional wedding planners. But a lot of the time I am working directly for the clients themselves, and end up playing the role of "day-of-coordinator" as well as deejay/emcee, making sure the photographer/videographer, kitchen staff, bar staff, and everyone else involved are all on the same page and following the same timeline.
What is your typical process for working with a new client?
After a client expresses a desire to book me, I draw up and send them a copy of my contract, which includes all of the event specifics as well as info on payment, deposit, and acceptable payment methods. The price includes in-person and over-the-phone consultation meetings and, if necessary, venue tours. I'm also more than happy to meet, chat on the phone, or tour the venue together prior to finalizing the contract if you'd like to get to know me first.
What advice would you give a client looking to hire an entertainment company?
I'd strongly recommend choosing an entertainment company that best fits the personal style and aesthetic you're going for, as well as choosing someone who has extensive experience in "running the show". I'd suggest meeting or chatting with them in advance, and asking them to talk a little about the last few times they deejayed an event similar to what you're planning. But make sure to do your homework first, because there are lots of entertainment providers out there, and not all of them are created equal.
What is your background?
I have a degree in Audio Production from The Art Institute, and spent several years working as a freelance audio engineer, recording, mixing, and mastering albums for up-and-coming artists in Seattle. In addition to operating my own entertainment company, I also work a day-job for one of the world’s largest dedicated pro audio and music products companies.
Anything else I should know?
While I might (unless otherwise requested) discriminate against cheesy and cliché music, I DO NOT discriminate based on who you love. This is an LGBTQ friendly business, and I want to be your friend regardless of your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political persuasion.