When booking a band for Wedding, Party or Corporate events, you will see the terminology ‘DJ Services’ branded about. What does it actually mean and what will you be getting from this service?
In short, the term ‘DJ Services’ is used to describe how music is played in-between an act’s sets, where a DJ would normally take control. Many bands are now offering the complete package, covering these breaks too. The level of cover offered does however vary quite drastically between bands. On every act profile there is a breakdown of the level of cover offered as standard, with further options also noted. Below is a rough guide to what the is offered.
To start, it would be good to assume nearly all of our bands offer some form of DJ service included within their price. As a bare minimum it will be recorded, play listed music in-between the live music and right through until your curfew. They will normally be more than happy to leave their lighting running throughout the DJ sets all night long.
Some bands offer a further service, going above and beyond to make your night extra special and include a fully manned DJ service, allowing you to request songs and making announcements. They will also tailor the music to the mood of the evening playing suitable songs at the right time to really keep the party going and the dance floor pumping! If a band doesn’t offer a manned DJ service as standard, it will usually be something they can offer for an additional cost. (Please note, they are not fully fledged DJ’s – so more than likely won’t be ‘beat mapping’ or ‘mc’ing’ throughout the evening – more judging the mood of the crowd and ensuring the dance floor remains busy.)
Sometimes a band also offers to bring a real DJ with them to run through their equipment, offering the complete package.
Another fantastic benefit of the band providing DJ services is that they will always have a top quality and full range speaker / PA system, more often than not, better than a DJ would provide. This would guarantee to give you amazing clarity and volume not throughout the night, for both the live sets and for the music between. It can also really benefit couples that are limited on space – with the band providing all of the equipment and lights needed for a full nights entertainment, without having to set up along side a DJ’s system too.
We are always happy to advise you what your selected band offers when we quote, but if you ever have any questions we’re always here to help and advise.