F.A.Q.

Absolutely...start to finish! In addition to my DJ duties (planning, playing, and programming your music), I will also act as your full service "Master of Ceremonies". I will plan for, coordinate, and carry out all of the functions necessary, to move your reception along. I will facilitate the introductions, cake cutting, and bouquet/garter toss, according to your wishes, and your timeline.

Do you offer a guarantee?

I guarantee, in writing, your complete satisfaction with my service and performance, or your money back.
 

Are you licensed and insured?

 Many venues require proof of insurance from visiting entertainers. I am fully licensed and insured to operate my business in the state of Florida.

Should I hire a single operator DJ?

 There are many large DJ companies to choose from, but none of them can match the personal, one on one service offered by the single operator DJ.  In dealing with the owner directly, maximum attention is focused on you, the client, and the all important relationship with "your" DJ/MC is developed right from the start.

Will you consult with other vendors?

 Yes. I will contact the venue in advance of your date, to confirm and coordinate my arrival time, start time, etc. I will also work closely with the caterers and photographers , before and during the reception, to make sure that we are all on the same page.

Will you arrive at the venue early?

As a rule, I schedule myself to arrive 3 hours before my start time. Although this is more time than I actually need to set up, it provides some flexibility, in case of unforeseen circumstances, and allows extra time to check in with the other vendors.

What type of attire will you wear?

The outfit of choice is usually my Tuxedo. However, if you would prefer that I wear something more casual, or theme based, I would be happy to oblige.

What type of sound system do you use?

My state of the art, professional Bose Tower sound system is as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears! Touted as possibly the finest professional loudspeaker system on the planet, this elegant looking unit produces a tonal quality of incredible clarity and brilliance! The introductions, toasts, announcements, and music will be heard clearly by everyone, without the annoying distortion and feedback associated with so many lesser systems. Paired with my Apple iPad, pre loaded with your custom playlists, the system is also as reliable as can be!

Do you bring a back up system?

Yes. I always bring a complete, separate, high quality Bose/Apple backup system. Just in case.

Do you provide a microphone for toasts?

Yes. My professional, crystal clear sounding Shure SM58 microphone systems provide optimal reliability and ease of use. These are the exact same mics that are used by many of the world's most famous entertainers and bands! This assures that your toasts and announcements will be heard clearly, and distortion free, from anywhere in the room! I provide three live mics. Two for exclusive use by you and your guests, and one wireless headset, for use by myself..

Will you take requests from guests?

With pleasure! I very much enjoy taking, programming, and playing requests and dedications!

Will you interact with guests?

With pleasure! Guest interaction is the hallmark of my reputation! I am as much an entertainer as I am a DJ, so you won't find me sitting behind a table. I'll be out front, on my feet, and in the moment! No drab receptions when DJ Joseph is in da house!

How extensive is your music library?

I carry thousands of songs in my iPad! It is a collection carefully compiled and catalogued over the decades, containing music from the 1930's to the present day. Any songs that you request, up to 1 week before the big day, are guaranteed to be in my library in time for your reception. In addition, if the venue provides internet access, I will be able to download any requests that I don't have in my library, on the fly, via the iTunes music store.

Do you play edited versions of songs?

One of the basic requirements of a professional DJ is keeping up with the latest music. This poses a problem, in that many of today's songs are filled with very explicit, and often offensive lyrics. For this reason, I go out of my way to purchase and play cleaner, edited versions.

What is your performance style?

As a rule of thumb, my performance starts out low key, and reaches a high energy level after dinner. However, as I am a professional entertainer, working essentially for you, I would gladly model my performance based on your specific instructions.

How often may we contact you?

You may feel free to contact me any time at all, as I am always happy to talk and listen! We can set up as many meetings as you feel are necessary, at no extra charge.