When should I book my date?
There is really no set answer to this question. Many factors affect availability, such as event date, time of the event (afternoon or evening), and on what day of the week your event falls. The general rule is the sooner the better. At times, DJ Mike K books events as far as two years in advance, with weddings generally booked anywhere from 6 months to 18 months in advance. At other times, you may be able to book with much less notice, however we don't recommend waiting too long. The further in advance you attempt to book your event, the more likely DJ Mike K will be available.
How will you come dressed to my event?
DJ Mike K comes dressed for the occasion. From casual to full black tuxedo with white shirt, vest and tie/studs or button covers, we match our attire with your needs. All clothing is well maintained, neatly cleaned and pressed.
Do you charge extra for setup or breaking down equipment?
Absolutely not. Setup and breaking down the equipment is included in the price.
Do you take breaks during my event?
Plainly and simply - No. Our entertainment packages are for a continual period of time. Whether your affair is for 3, 4, 5 or 6 hours, DJ Mike K is prepared to entertain you and your guests, without any delays, interruptions or breaks.
What types of music do you play?
DJ Mike K plays all types of music, from the Big Band era of the 30s & 40s to the hottest tunes of today - including country, Motown, Rap/Hip-Hop, disco, rock, Top 40 dance, ethnic and R & B. DJ Mike K typically carries 8-10 thousand songs to each performance, covering just about every musical genre. Please visit our music section and you will have the ability to search our entire music library.
How is the music picked?
Music selection is usually based on three factors. First, you have the opportunity to tell us what you want to hear and if there is anything that you don't want to hear in advance of your event. This gives us the overall framework for the event. From there, your guests' requests help determine some of the music selection. Lastly, DJ Mike K relies on his experience to fill in the event's play list, based on the crowd's reactions and responses throughout the event.
What if we have certain songs we don't want played?
That's fine. Just make a list of the songs or styles of music that you prefer not to be played. If a guest asks for a song on the "no list", I'll politely explain that "the Bride and Groom don't want it played on their Special Day! How about a different choice?"
Do you play the Chicken Dance and Macarena?
Depends! Some of our past clients enjoy the audience participation dances, while other chooses not to do them. This is entirely up to you.
Do you take requests?
Yes - in addition to our clients' pre-planned request lists, we welcome direct requests from our clients and their guests throughout the event. We attempt to play as many requests as possible, as long as they fall within the clients' guidelines and are appropriate for the event and guests attending.
How many songs will be played?
This varies, since song and event lengths vary. The average song is 3 ½ minutes in length. That translates into 17 songs per hour, 68 songs in four hours and 85 songs in five hours.
We were at a wedding where they had all of the shakers and stuff, do you bring them?
Depends! Some of our clients choose to purchase a props package, other don't. We do have them available for an additional fee based upon the amount you need.
When will you arrive to setup?
Typically, DJ Mike K will arrive at least one hour prior to the start time of the event. If additional lighting packages are booked, the arrival time may be extended to 90 minutes.
Do you carry backup equipment?
DJ Mike K uses top quality equipment, which is maintained according to our strict maintenance schedule. For this reason, it is highly unlikely that anything would break or fail to operate properly. However, DJ Mike K carries backup equipment to each performance. In the unlikely event there is a problem, the backup or replacement equipment can be in place in a matter of seconds, normally without the client even realizing there was a "problem".
Are you available if we decide to extend our party?
DJ Mike K guarantees availability for time extensions (overtime) for all affairs with a start time of 3 PM or later. Overtime for events beginning prior to 3 PM may be available but will be subject to DJ Mike K and the event venue's scheduling constraints.
Are we guaranteed the DJ of our choice on the day of our event?
DJ Mike K is the owner and personally performs at every affair!
Do you have a back up DJ in case of an emergency situation?
YES. In case something happens to me, I have 3 DJ's that are trained to handle any type of affair. You can be sure your affair will be handled with the utmost professional attention.
May we call your references?
DJ Mike K has many enthusiastic testimonials from happy clients that will be available to view on this website. In addition, he can provide you with many references that you can call to hear first hand their honest evaluation of his professional services.
Are you insured?
DJ Mike K maintains General Liability and Theft Insurance for his DJ business, which is required by many catering venues. Proof of insurance is available upon request.
Will you keep the music at an appropriate level?
Yes! A professional DJ knows to keep the volume at an appropriate level for your guests, especially during the cocktail/social hour and during dinner.
Are the songs that are played clean edited songs?
Absolutely. As we all know some of today's music can be a bit explicit. But you can be assured that any music played by DJ Mike K will be the edited version/clean version.
Can I download your contract?
Absolutely, just click here for our contract documents in a pdf file.