FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
NEED SOME QUICK FIRE QUSTIONS ANSWERED? HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS WE GET
Here is a list of questions that I am frequently asked and the answers that I frequently give!!
These questions and answers are of a general nature and if you have any further questions relating to anything for your specific party please do not hesitate to contact me.
Number 1 - Top Of The Charts - How much do you charge for a disco?
Every event can differ and so needs to be priced accordingly. The Contacts page outlines the basic information required to be provided:- Date, Type Of Function (Wedding, Birthday, Corporate, Seasonal Function etc), Venue Name, Are There Any Stairs To Negotiate? i.e. Is Function Room On First Floor or Above?, Number Of Guests Attending, Start Time, Finish Time, Is there any requirement to set up early? Get in contact and I'll provide you with a personalised quote for the entertainment you want.
I might not be the cheapest but is this what you really want?
How do I book you?
I will send you a booking form to sign and return - similar to this with your booking fee (approximately 20% of total fee). The form will set out the services you require for your event and payment details. When I receive your signed form and deposit, I will return a copy to you to confirm your booking.
What events do you cover?
Have a look on the Services page - this outlines the wide extent of Sounds International Disco experience and abilities - it's the personal approach and adaptability that makes Sounds International Disco so popular. If your type of event is not listed please contact me to discuss how I can help.
What kind of music do you play?
The simple answer is the kind of music you want. When you book Sounds International Disco you have the choice of having as much input into the choice of the music for your event as you want - you can give me a complete playlist to stick to or let me know your favourite tracks you want played and I will mix them in seamlessly with guests requests on the night or let me know what types of music you enjoy and let me surprise you with selections to suit your type of event - requests are always taken on the night (so long as you want!). With a large library of music for all tastes, from the 1950s up to the latest chart tracks, Sounds International Disco will have the music for your event. If I don't currently have your favourite tune, I will purchase it for your special event.
What equipment will the you bring? Does it include lights?
Sounds International Disco will use professional sound equipment and effects lighting to suit the venue and the number of guests attending. The type of lighting can be varied to suit the style of your event and mood lighting can be provided to transform the look of your venue by washing the walls in colour. 'Intelligent' lights are used to give a fantastic display for your event. A smoke machine can also be provided to enhance the effect of the lights but please check that the venue allows the use of a smoke machine - we don't want fire alarms going off do we?
We don't want a scruffy DJ turning up making me/us look bad, what will you wear?
Sounds International Disco prides itself on it's professional image - smart equipment and smart DJ whatever the event. Standard dress is dark polo shirt with dark trousers and shoes. Suit and tie/bow tie can be worn if required for your particular event. If required a fancy dress outfit can be hired in to add to the flavour of your party if required. I am always courteous, polite and affable to you and your guests ..... I shouldn't have to highlight this but there are some........
Our venue is asking to see proof of Public Liability Insurance?
We hold £10m Public Liability Insurance cover, a copy of our current certificate is available on request.
Our venue is also asking to see proof of PAT Testing of equipment?
Sounds International Disco Equipment is Portable Appliance Tested (PAT) annually to comply with the Health & Safety Guidelines by an independent electrical engineer. Equipment is also checked before erection and after dismantling at an event to ensure yours and my own safety. A copy of Sounds International Disco current PAT test certificate is available on request.
How long does it take to set up?
Generally I like to allow one and a half hours to set up for a 'standard' show - this gives plenty of time and ensures all the setting up is done before your early guests turn up. It takes one hour after the performance to dismantle and clear away the disco area. Setting up a large show will take longer and a smaller show will take less time. If you are having a celebration meal before the disco in the same room I would suggest that you consider taking advantage of my advance set up service to avoid disruptions during/after your meal. I am reliable and punctual arriving in plenty of time to set up, solving any problems that arise (why isn't that electrical socket working Mr Venue Manager?) and making sure everything is working before your guests arrive.
How much room do you require to set the disco up in?
A 'standard' show will require about 3.5 m x 2m, larger shows will require....yes you've guessed it a larger area. If space is a concern I can use a compact booth that will fit in the corner of a room with a diagonal frontage of about 2m - smaller if less lights are used. If you are worried that your venue will not have enough space I am always prepared to visit a venue to advise on the best setup if required.
What happens if something breaks down?
Unlike many discos, Sounds International Disco uses professional grade equipment that is very reliable and in the unlikely event of a breakdown duplicate equipment is always carried to ensure the show goes on.
Any other questions?
I hope the above has answered any general questions you may have and the rest of the website shows you what I am capable of, but if you have any questions, need advice or want to book please get in contact - I'm here to help.
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SOUNDS INTERNATIONAL DISCO
West Bromwich, West Midlands
Tel: 07743 042206
Tel: 07733 175258
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