Disc jockeys are now an essential part of American musical culture. Whereas at one time DJs existed on the fringes of the music scene, today, they are everywhere. The job description for DJs has also expanded. Indeed, whether you're planning an intimate personal gathering, a large-scale corporate retreat, or anything in between, a DJ can play host, planner, and music coordinator.
Among mobile entertainment professionals in the area, Brock Entertainment provides superior service. We take the fun of our guests seriously! We are naturally gifted entertainers who know how to integrate seamlessly into the environment of an event. Whether you want to keep your guests dancing all night or provide background ambience for a late night party, we will work with you to create a fun and appropriate experience.
Amazing DJs for All Events
When you hire bands to entertain, you're inevitably limited as to song selection, style, and mobility. When you hire a deejay, on the other hand, you instantly gain access to thousands of amazing songs--from today's top 40 hits to jazz classics.
In addition to playing music, we will be happy to coordinate award receptions, speakers, giveaways, and other keynote addresses. We can work with your photographer, videographer, and event planner to ensure a seamless behind-the-scenes operation. It's no surprise that many of our clients use us again and again for their events--check out the rest of our website for testimonials and other information.
What are some advantages wedding DJs have over wedding bands? First of all, while bands are very limited in terms of the music they can play, wedding DJs can call upon a catalog of literally thousands of classics and current favorites. In addition, bands need to take breaks between sets and they require a lot of logistical assistance. Wedding DJs, on the other hand, can set up and pack up rapidly, and they can play without taking breaks.
Yet perhaps the most compelling reason to choose a DJ over a band is that DJs tend to cost hundreds to thousands of dollars less than bands. Moreover, when you choose a wedding band, you never know exactly what you're going to get. Unless you contract for specific musicians, for instance, band leaders can "switch out" of the gig at the last minute, leaving you high and dry. You'll never have that problem with wedding DJs.
If you do decide to hire a band, most wedding couples also hire a deejay as well. Why? Because a deejay can play during the bands breaks so there is no silence or dead time during the most important day of your life. Also, a deejay can play the style of music that the band can't play that the couple wants to hear. In my 30 years of existence I have only heard one band that could play every style of music and every song that you would ever want to hear. They were amazing...that is...if you can afford $15,000! Yeah, that's how much they cost at the low end. Wowzer!
Given all these reasons and more, it's no surprise that more and more couples are choosing DJs over wedding bands. At Brock Entertainment, we know entertainment. We've been partying since 2004, and we've played for hundreds of clients. With most business coming from past client recommendations, we often play for the same clients and their families again and again.
We would love to participate in what will surely be one of the most important and memorable days of your life. Our DJs are courteous and professional, and they will work with your coordinator and the venue staff, so you don't have to worry about logistics. We will MC your ceremony, introduce honored guests, keep the dance floor hopping, and much more.
Why You Should Never Try To Hire the Lowest Priced DJ
When brides and grooms contact us about prices, many make the decision about entertainment based solely upon what a vendor will charge. There are plenty of super cheap deejays out there but they are super cheap for a reason. The point of hiring a DJ is not just so you can have music at your wedding. Even if you have music at your reception, your ipod, and even many mobile and bar DJ's, don't anticipate how different songs, even familiar, popular tunes on the radio, will affect people on a minute-by-minute basis, in a distinct social environment like a wedding. You need a DJ because your guests need to feel comfortable and enjoy your reception. Even if you do not believe you need an expert to manage your ceremony and reception, your guests do, and even if they think they don't now, they will on the day of your reception.
If you are having a crowd of around 100 guests or more at your wedding, and you want them to stick around, have a good time, and participate, you need a DJ, and you also need some basic equipment that the deejay will bring. First, you need someone who can navigate through dinner and make confident announcements regarding first dances, cake cutting, etc... in a candid, paced, smooth way so your guests can relax and always have something to look forward to. Your best friend or a bar DJ is not the person for this job. Many of the cheesy mobile DJ's out there with fake personalities are not appropriate either. You need someone who has experience deejaying at least dozens, if not hundreds of weddings. Timing, social sensitivity, and composure is everything when it comes to handling a large crowd made up of your close friends and family.
A Very Poorly Prepared and Unprofessional DJ
Surveys taken by several wedding publications and websites show that:
*The entertainment chosen for a wedding or party is responsible for 80% of the event's success.
*72% of today's brides are using professional mobile entertainers for their entertainment choice.
*63% of the guests attending these functions do not remember what was served for dinner but do remember the entertainment.
*81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
*4% to 6% is the amount most brides reserve for their entertainment.
*After their reception, 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
*During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer-reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Within one week after their reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
*65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said that if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey.