Frequently Asked Questions
How many weddings do you DJ in a year? How long have you been doing it?
I work about twenty five weddings each year. Most of my business is by referral. Every wedding I have DJ'ed has been fun, exciting and unique. My first gig was in high school. I have been DJ'ing weddings for over fifteen years.
If we book our wedding with you, Michael, are we guaranteed that you will be the DJ, and not someone who works for you?
Absolutely, weddings require a great deal of preparation and execution. I will be there from start to finish.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use a Denon dual cd/mp3 player and mixer, Peavey and JBL speakers - depending on the room, dance and mood lighting, wired and cordless microphones. Top of the line gear which serves me well. Having the best equipment makes everything sound and look so good.
What kind of music do you have?
Everything. I can provide any song if you let me know in advance. At the reception, I will bring your pre-made cd's, and approximately one thousand cd's. My collection covers just about everything from the 40's through today's newest. Also, all of my music is backed up as MP3's on a portable harddrive.
How much of the music can we choose?
Basically, you can design the music program as much as you like. I will ask you for a list of songs that you want to be played, and a list of songs you do not want to hear. That will give me a good idea of what you're looking for, and I'll take care of the rest.
Do you put on a show, dancing and talking on the mic?
No. I am not the kind of DJ who dances around, passing out inflatable music instruments. I play the music you and your guests want to hear, and let the bride and groom be center of attention. It's quite easy to get everyone involved and excited when you play the right music, at the right time, song after song.
What are your rates?
The fee for a local, five hour reception is $1200. Additional fees are applied for travel expenses and longer receptions.
How do we book you for our wedding?
If the date is open, I will send you a contract and planner. Return the contract, signed and dated with a $200 deposit made payable to MCO Productions, and we will work out the details in the coming months. Keep in mind, my schedule fills up a year in advance during the summer months.