As with any mobile disco business, there are various questions that we get asked regularly. We’ve presented them here, although please contact us if there’s anything we’ve missed.
Will you turn up to my party ?
It’s surprising how often we get asked this. As with any profession there are good discos and bad discos, and we feel we are firmly placed inside the ‘good’ category. We have never had to let anyone down and it’s not something we intend to do in the future. You will get a written contract when you book with us so we both know exactly what you have booked and what you expect us to provide.
Why do you ask for a deposit ?
Why wouldn’t we ask for a deposit? By accepting your deposit we are committing to perform for you at your venue which means that we won’t be accepting requests to quote for other events on the same day. Most people pay a deposit by cheque which means that there is proof of payment in addition to the contracts we send out. If you talk to an entertainment company which doesn’t ask for a deposit you should ask yourself why.
My party will be in a room upstairs, is that ok ?
Absolutely. Unlike some other discos we don’t charge you extra if you choose to hold your party upstairs. Our equipment is modern and lightweight so stairs don’t cause us a problem.
Will you play requests ?
Of course. We’re at your party to ensure you have a great time and we do this by playing the songs you want to hear, not what we like listening to ourselves. You can give us a few songs or a complete playlist in advance, and we’ll take requests throughout the evening.
Why don’t you have a lot of pictures of your disco on your site ?
We’re at your event to entertain you and make certain you have an evening to remember. We don’t want to spend time taking photographs of you and your guests, and we certainly don’t want to post pictures of your private party on our public web site. We’ve seen the same pictures of happy dancers appear on multiple disco sites, as well as pictures of complete disco setups and lighting rigs that have been taken directly from the manufacturer’s web site with no acknowledgement of this. Don’t believe everything you see!
How loud are you ?
The answer to this is “loud enough but not too loud”. We always try to position speakers so people on the dance floor can feel the music without deafening people who are trying to hold a conversation in another part of the room.
Are you insured ?
Yes. We have public liability insurance to cover you and your guests as well as comprehensive insurance to cover our equipment.
Can we have proof of your liability insurance and equipment testing for our venue ?
Yes. We can either send you or the venue copies of all relevant documentation by email or by post. We don’t charge any extra for this, although we have seen other companies charge £10 for each copy.
Are you a legal/licenced disco company?
Yes. We have a ProDub licence issued by the Performing Rights Society which allows us to play music we have purchased on our equipment.
Do you pay tax ?
Yes, we are registered with HMRC and pay tax in the same way that other businesses do.
I have a favourite song. Do you have it, and if not can I bring you a CD with it on ?
It’s likely we have a copy of your favourite song unless it’s particularly obscure. If we don’t have it then our first option is to get a copy, usually from iTunes. That way we know the quality is good and it means that next time we get asked for it we have it ready and waiting. If for any reason we can’t get a copy and you have the song on an original CD we can play it as long as you’ve booked us for a private party. This is due to the rather complex licensing arrangements for public performances.
Do you play from CDs as I’ve been told by another disco that music that’s played from computers doesn’t sound as good as real CDs ?
Some disco companies say that computer-based DJ equipment doesn’t sound as good as the original CDs which is true if poor quality music is being played. However, with high quality digital copies it’s very unlikely that anyone would notice the difference between CD and computer based playback at your event. After all, pretty much all current music is recorded using computer-based equipment.