You will have an in-person consultation and 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 CD and digital library 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.
What are your rates?
An important question but it should be the last one. Prices really say little about
a company. Yes, it is wonderful to have a cheap DJ if you have a tight budget, but
that might be all you get, cheap. I could list a hundred reasons why hiring the
cheapest DJ could be a recipe for disaster, but I think I can generally sum it up
in two words" Inexpensive = Inexperience. Do you want "DJ Inexperienced" handling
the biggest day of your life? We aren't the cheapest DJ Service, and we certainly
aren't the most expensive. But, we know we are well worth what we charge and we won't
break your bank account. Please keep one thing in mind with our rates....a 5 hour
package is more like a 15 - 20 hour package from us. We spend several hours behind
the scenes with paper work, preparing equipment, consultations, securing and preparing
your special songs, pre-visit to the reception site, load up, setup, strike, drive
times, etc. We take that amount of time because we care and want everything to be
perfect, because that's what our customers expect!
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 10+ 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, I 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 deposit of $100 is required; which is applied to the total,
with the balance due just prior to the event start time.
How do we schedule an 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
May we call references?
Yes, I do have references that you may call if desired. Testimonial videos will be
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.
How early will you be there to set up?
Normally 60 - 90 minutes is needed for setup and sound check. Strike time usually
takes about 60 minutes. These times can increase if I am contracted to use a larger
PA system or effect lighting packages. Difficult load ins and outs can increase that
time as well. There is no charge for this time unless I am required to set up more
than two hours before the event or I have to wait to tear down after the event.
Will you allow requests?
Absolutely! We love to take requests. However, if a song seems inappropriate I will
explain the reason and ask for an alternative selection. Also, I will watch the flow
of the dancing and if the requested selection will adversely affect that flow, I
will wait until later to play the selection. But generally, I can get a requested
song on right away.
Is tipping/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, that 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. ;+)