Here are just a few common questions that couples sometimes ask before booking me. Feel free to email me with any other questions, no matter how minor they may seem.
Typically, 7-12. Most venues in the Lake District do not allow music after midnight, with notable exception of The Daffodil at Grasmere and Low Wood Bay, who both permit music until 1am. The times are not too important when quoting for your event, because my fee mainly represents the time and effort involved in transporting and setting-up my equipment. I travel to the Lakes from my home in Barrow-in-Furness (South Cumbria). I need an hour to set-up and pack-up, so keep in mind that although I’m “only” at your Wedding in the evening, my fee typically represents 10 hours work as I’ll begin loading my vehicle at 4pm and don’t get home until 2am, often later.
I have a wide range music from classic oldies to the latest chart hits, and incorporating the most well-known tracks of all genres like rock, house, indie, motown, reggae, ballads, etc. Every party is different and my skill is watching which tracks go down well on the night to tailor the music accordingly, and keep people on the dance floor. For more information, please see my Music page.
Yes, of course. For a wedding, it is very common for the bride and groom, to send me a short list in advance. I will make sure I’ve got them, and incorporate as many as possible into my set.
No problem, I’m happy to work with your band, in terms of setting equipment up, scheduling the evening, and giving them a good introduction. Please don’t think that the band’s iPod will suffice as background music during their break, you do need a DJ there too! I will tailor my set to compliment the band’s music, so that your guests get a broad range of different music, for example, if they’re playing mainly modern/contemporary tracks, I might start my set with a few Motown tracks or conversely if the band are doing all 70s and 80s I’ll be sure to play the latest chart floor filler. Without a DJ, the party would end when the band finish, but I can keep people dancing into the night.
An increasing number of Lake District hotels are, quite rightly, asking entertainer’s for proof of insurance cover. I have 10 million pound public liability insurance cover and can supply my PLI certificate on request.
Complete the short enquiry form on my Contact page and I’ll reply by email to confirm whether your date is still available. As I only accept one booking per night the sooner you make contact the better, as I do get bookings up to 2 years in advance. If available and you wish to book I’ll need your postal address to send out a booking form which you need to sign and return with a small deposit, before the booking can be confirmed.