Rose City Mobile Music     PO Box 363  Gladstone OR  97027     503-752-4489

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What is included in a standard DJ package?

You will have an in-person consultation and a final meeting with us just before the event. We will arrive 60 to 90 minutes prior to your event to begin setting up. Each package includes a complete DJ system with a cordless microphone, speakers, state-of-the-art digital players, and back-up equipment, along with a digital playlist catered to your special event. We will be dressed in appropriate attire and will be your master of ceremonies (if you wish) to make all announcements and play your requested music throughout your event.

How much do you charge?

How much does a wedding dress cost?  As you can see, there is no cut and dried answer and that is why we recommend you to set up a consultation with us.  We want to listen to you describe to us your vision for your event. We will ask you some questions, present some ideas and by the time we are done, we will have a great understanding of the vision and the possibilities of what we can achieve to instill class, fun and merriment.

What type of music styles do you offer?

With today's technology, we are able to provide you with any style of music and find most, if not all, of the songs you request. This includes, and is not limited to, 40's Big Band Swing to all of today's current music, along with various types of ethnic music. We do have a list of the 200 or so MOST popular and requested songs in my 12+ years of experience in doing events (see music page). This list is a good list to look at when planning any event because it lists some of the top dance songs ever and will give you some ideas to consider that you may not have thought of, given the literally hundreds of thousands of songs out there that are available.

Will you travel outside of the Portland Metro area?

Yes. We will travel to most anywhere in Oregon or SW Washington. If the event is over 100 miles away from Portland, we may require a motel/hotel room be provided as part of the package.

How far in advance should we book our event?

Once you have decided what you want and the company that you want to book, it is advisable to book right away. That way you don't run the risk of someone beating you to the punch for that vendor on your date. I would say that this goes for all vendors, such as venue, caterer, photographer, DJ etc.   

Is a contract and deposit required to secure our date?

Yes. A non-refundable retainer of $100 is required; which is applied to the total, with the balance due on or before the event date.

How do we schedule a consultation appointment?

Call us at (503) 752-4489 or email us to make an appointment. Evening appointments are available on most days. Weekend appointments are also available depending upon our event schedule. Most consultations take 45 minutes to an hour.

Are we guaranteed the DJ of our choice on the day of the event?

You are guaranteed to get me the day of your event unless other arrangements have been made.

May we call references?

Yes, I do have references that you may call if desired. Testimonial videos will be available soon.

How will you be dressed?

I will be dressed appropriately for your event. I can wear a suit, shirt and tie, dress casual or dress to your themed event. A suit is the norm.

When do you set up your equipment?

We like to set up our equipment early in the afternoon.  This gives us an opportunity to make sure everything is perfect before your guests arrive.

How much space do you require?

A question not enough people ask!   A typical setup requires an area 5 feet by 10 feet for our equipment and lighting.  We also need 1 15-20 amp electrical outlet within 50 feet of our setup. This circuit should be dedicated to our system solely, with no other power draws.  We can fit into a smaller area depending on where our speakers and lighting are placed.  If a larger system is needed, these requirements may change.

Do you take requests?

Yes, we do.  We play as many requests as we possibly can, as long as it is appropriate to the occasion and to your guidelines.  If you have a specific song you do not wish to have played, we will not play it...period!

Do we pick the music?

We get asked this a lot! With the exception of themed events, our answer is; "Why pay someone to do the job and then do it yourself?" We are skilled at reading crowds and adjusting the music selection to suit your guests’ tastes.  Of course, if you have some selections you wish to have played, not a problem.  We do request to have the flexibility to cater to your guests in the event your selections do not work.

Is a tip/gratuity expected by the DJ?

While the entertainment industry is a tipping industry, by no means is a gratuity mandatory. This means you won't see a tip jar on our table. The ultimate tip for us would be for you to tell anyone you know looking for a DJ how Rose City Mobile Music made your day so special and memorable.

If  there is a fire during the reception, will you announce for everyone to leave?

Yes, this is one of  the reasons I bring a cordless microphone to each event. If there is a fire, I can still announce whilst running at full speed towards the exit. ;+)