DJ Interview Questions & FAQs

Philadelphia, New Jersey & Delaware Wedding & Event DJs

TKO’s FAQs…or DJ Interview Questions

DJ Interview Questions & FAQs - Philadelphia Wedding DJs servicing New Jersey & Delaware

DJ Interview Questions & FAQs – Philadelphia Wedding DJs servicing New Jersey & Delaware

To get you started with the initial meeting, we have put together this list of DJ Interview Questions & FAQs that will help you evaluate your DJ entertainment company.  We commonly see that choosing the DJ entertainment is left to the end of your overwhelming “Wedding To Do List”—but it shouldn’t be. Not only does music set the perfect mood, but a skilled Master of Ceremonies will guide your guests from one special moment to the next.

Also, the best DJ entertainment companies are often booked well in advance—so shake your groove thing, or you may be stuck doing the chicken dance with DJ Cheesy – haha.

You can visit more Wedding specific FAQs on our WeddingWire storefront.

1. What music genres are in your collection?

Our collection consists of close to 200,000+ songs including genres spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, and World.

2. Describe your DJ style?

Club, Unique, Inventive, Current, Adaptive, Energetic…Each of our DJs brings a different style to your wedding celebration or event, please check out each DJs profiles.

3. Do you offer a written contract?

Yes, all events require a contract signed by both parties.

4. Will you be the DJ at our wedding?

We have a team of 5 DJs & Emcees on staff.  You will be made aware of your DJ & Emcee when you first contact us and all contact information will be provided.

5. May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract?

Yes, we encourage you meet with us face-to-face, as we would like to ensure we are the perfect match for your wedding celebration or event.

6. How long will you hold our date for us?

We will hold your date for a week after the initial meeting.

7. Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?

Yes, DJ TKO (Martelle Pitts) specializes in Reggae, Dancehall, Soca & Reggaeton.

8. What are some of the options available for my event?

The options are endless; we provide a number of enhancements for your wedding celebration or event, ranging from Lighting Production, Multimedia, & Photobooths.

9. How long have you been a DJ and how many weddings have you done?

All of our DJs have 10+ years of experience in the industry and have done so many weddings we have lost count.

10. How many weddings do you do each year?

We provide entertainment for around 15-20 weddings per year.

11. How many other types of events do you do per year?

We provide entertainment for around 20-30 other events per year.

12. Do you perform for more than one event in a day?

No, none of our DJs are ever assigned for more than one event per day.

13. What makes you different from your competitors?

We provide a personalized experience for your reception, by bringing a unique energy filled entertainment experience. We keep you in the spotlight without using stale "cheesy" DJ tactics and “cookie-cutter” packages.  Each wedding celebration and event is unique.

14. Have you played at our reception site before?

In most cases we have, we have done numerous weddings and events in the Tri-State area.  If we have not, we will conduct a walkthrough of the venue with you and your contact of the venue.

15. Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?

Yes we do, all of weddings include a DJ/Emcee two-man team to provide the best experience at your wedding celebration.

16. How would you define your "style" when making announcements?

Tasteful interaction with you and your guests….we do not rely on cheesy emceeing to encourage your guests to dance or try to steal the show.  Today is your day and you are in the lime light.
Our music selection, seamless club mixing and reading the crowd takes care of that for us.

17. What if something happens to you and you can’t make it to the wedding?

In most cases this does not occur, but in the rare instance it does we have 4 other DJs/Emcees on staff to support your event.

18. Will we meet again before the wedding?

Yes, we will meet on three occasions and will check up on you through email to see how the planning is coming along.

19. May we speak to your references?

Yes, you can…upon approval from our past client.  You can also view our testimonials and WeddingWire reviews.

20. How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?

We receive our music directly from the record labels before it hits the radio, so all of our music is legal.

21. How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

As involved as you like to be, this is your wedding day!  We provide planning forms and your own personal request list within your client account to personalize your music experience.

22. Do you take requests from our guests?

If you would like for us to take requests from your guests we can, but we do leave it up to you.

23. Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

Yes, you can.  You can build a Do Not Playlist within your client account.

24. When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?

We arrive anywhere from two hours to an hour and a half before the event start time.  This usually depends on the type of equipment the event requires.

25. What will you wear to our wedding?

We will wear a suit that matches your wedding colors or a tuxedo if requested.

26. What will you wear when you set up and break down your equipment?

Jean or Khakis with our DJ TKO branded shirts.

27. How much of a deposit is required to secure our date?

A retainer of 40% is required to secure your date.

28. What is included in the cost of my event?

24/7 contact with us, your own personal client account, face-to-face and teleconference meetings, set-up/tear down, travel, performance and enhancements.

29. How much would you charge for overtime?

Our overtime rates range from $250-$1000 per hour in half hour durations.

30. Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured with a two million dollar liability policy for all venues.

31. Do you take any breaks?

No we do not take breaks.

32. Do you bring backup equipment with you to the wedding?

We always carry backup equipment in case of emergency.

33. Do you have a wireless microphone?

Yes, we provide several wireless microphones at all events.

34. Do you have a “light show”?

A basic light show is included at all events and upgrades are available upon request.

35. Do you set up a sign or banner with your equipment?

No we do not; if one of your guests enjoyed our entertainment we have business cards with us.

36. Do you belong to any professional associations or trade groups?

Yes, we belong to the American Disc Jockey Association and the National Association of Mobile Entertainers.