FAQs

Business Details

What additional types of events do you service?

Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, Proms, Sweet 16s

Established:  1997

Accepts:

Cash, Check, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


 

Frequently Asked Questions for DJ


What music genres are in your collection?

80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World

Do you have liability insurance?  Yes

Describe your DJ style:

Our DJ’s and Emcees are polished professional entertainers. Many of our entertainers work in the radio industry, are music producers, spin in nightclubs and work in many local nightlife venues. Your Emcee will work with your catering hall, and all the different vendors to make sure your event flows smoothly and seamlessly.

Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?

Our DJ’s like to keep an open format music selection. The DJ’s mix music with music from the past, as well as music from the present, and Top 40 charts to keep every age group involved and motivated throughout the celebration.

What is your usual attire?

DJ’s and Emcees are dressed in professional “Suit and Tie” attire.

If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?

Yes, if the situation does arise, we do ask the client to provide us with the music on a CD or Flash Drive. Situations like this do occur in different ethnic celebrations, in which we want to ensure that the exact song request is played at your affair.

How many other DJs do you work with?

AJH currently has four wedding professionals for your celebration.

What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?

AJH Wedding packages are based on 4 to 5 hours of Entertainment, which includes the Bride and Grooms Reception and Cocktail Hour Music.

Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?

All Clients will meet with their Emcee at their initial consultation, we do not assign Emcees to Weddings without them meeting the client first.

Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?

AJH has experience working with ethnicities such as Jewish, Icelantic, Chinese, and Indian Wedding Celebrations.

Can the client submit a do-not-play list?

AJH provides all clients with music planning sheets, designed specifically for their event type, in which they can access on our website and the Emcee will review at the client’s final meeting. The planning sheets include all bridal party details, times, name pronunciations, do and do not play artists lists, and of course speeches/toast.

Do you bring your own equipment?

AJH owns their own equipment and uses only their own on all of their events. When visiting our office for an initial consultation, our event space offers you the chance to see your DJ set up in person, as it would be set up at your event.

What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?

AJH offers more than just music and sound, but also enhancement add ons such as intelligent lighting and uplighting, name in lights, LED facades, multimedia including Live simulcast, Video mixing, and some of the best Lighting Technicians.

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?

Depending on your AJH DJ Set-Up, set up usually allows for 1.5 hours, where our team will be there long before the starting time of your affair to ensure that all aspects of Entertainment are set and tested. AJH always reaches out to your venue, submitting a timeline for the Matre’d, in which there is no room for anything to go wrong during your celebration. Being on the same page as the venue AJH is conducting work is always the way we operate. Our team will also handle additional tables whether we bring our own or need to ask in advance with your venue’s staff.

Do you have any extra space requirements?

AJH is familiar with a wide majority of venues, where we can let our clients know what Entertainment not only fits but works best sound wise and most beneficial for their guests. If we do not know the venue, we will make a point to visit it, preferably meeting with the bride and groom there for an on-site inspection.

Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?

AJH does not advertise at your affair.

Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?

Your Emcee will be able to read the crowd and after speaking with you as the client, we can capture the type of entertainer you envision. Every client’s request is unlike the other, where someone high energy may be something a bride and groom must have, or a different bride and groom may request minimal talking and interaction. We highly recommend the initial consultation to capture your special day.

How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?

During dancing time, AJH often starts with a slow dance to bring all couples to the dance floor, since something slow is more subtle for most of your guests, your Emcee will announce that this dance is for the bride and groom. Then the Emcee will transition from slow dancing to up beat, making this “Blast from the past” segment of music that can entertain guests of all ages.

What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?

Your Emcee will not be taking a break. If the bride and groom inquiry about feeding the DJ and Emcee it is greatly appreciated, but it is never expected at your celebration.

Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?

Although there is down time for instances while eating, speeches/toasts, your Emcee and DJ are still working together to make sure that the preferred music and lighting for these moments are exactly what the client’s requested.

What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?

Your AJH contract includes a guaranteed event host, which is in case of emergency or something such as fate cannot control. We understand that things can happen, therefore to cover our clients and ourselves, we do have a back up Emcee and DJ if the situation does occur.

Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?

In many cases AJH does do more than one event on one day, because we have the ability to provide our services in five different locations at one time. If your Emcee is working two events in one day, there will be a crew setting up your event prior to the Emcee getting there, where your Emcee can walk in and go on with the show. AJH coordinates busy days such as these often, and we do let you know if your Emcee is double booked, there will never be any surprises.

What is your overtime rate?

Extra hours of music are often requested and can range anywhere from $175-$250 an hour, depending on your event party package.

Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?

Travel fees are tacked on to events over a certain mileage from our office and will be discussed in detail with your event host.

What is the required deposit to secure your services?

AJH requires a 30% deposit on your total event party package.