FAQ

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What type of occasions do you accommodate?
Some of the typical events we accommodate included, but are far from limited to: private parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events, Sweet 16’s, Sweet 15’s/Quinceaneras , engagement parties, graduation parties, school functions, formal dances, fraternity/sorority parties, holiday parties, anniversaries, and more! We are an extremely versatile company, with the experience, equipment, music and talent to perform for any occasion!

Do you have references from past events?
Yes, we have many references from all type of past events. If requested, we are more than happy to put you in contact with some of our past, extremely satisfied clients to see what they have to say about us.

How early should I book my event?
It is always best to book your event as early as possible. By doing so, not only does this help remove some of the stress in choosing which DJ company to use, leaving you to focus on other important aspects of your event, but popular dates can book as early as a year in advance! Our suggestion is to be prepared to meet with us at a minimum of at least 4 – 6 months prior to your event. Depending on availability, some dates might be open days prior to booking, so it is always best to check if your date is available. Regardless, try to make a decision as soon as possible to ensure that we are available for your date!

How far will you travel?
We will travel to any destination that may require our services! While we predominantly operate within the Tri-State area, focusing on Long Island, The 5 Boroughs of New York City, Westchester County and other surrounding areas, our DJs and Entertainers have serviced many events in, around, and even out of the country! Our equipment, and staff, are flight ready and will accommodate you and your event at any location you choose. Please be advised however, that additional travel charges may apply for service outside our normal coverage area. Any such charges will be discussed prior to booking and clearly stated on your contract.

What factors determine your event rates?
Several factors determine an event rate. First, we must take into consideration the type of event you are having as all events have different needs; some being much more demanding than others. Next, we must calculate the amount of hours of your event (all events are priced out per hour; please note that equipment set up and breakdown are complimentary – we only charge for performance time). Finally, and most importantly, we outline your event and package needs such as how much emceeing is required, the type of sound system and lighting that would suit your event, dancers, party giveaways and so on. Our packages are typically based on the type of event, how many guests are attending, venue space and setup, and of course, the type of environment you wish to create for your guests!

How competitive are your rates?
We have done the research, we know what our competitors charge, and we know what type of service they provide…and we must say, our rates are very competitive and our service quality beats out the rest! We make it a point to provide the best entertainment possible for you and your guests, while taking into consideration that your budget is just as important.

Do you require a contract and/or deposit?
Yes. A signed contract and deposit are required for booking Michael Bryan Events for any event. Our contracts are designed to be very straightforward, making the terms and details easy to understand in order for you to feel a high level of trust prior to, during, and after your event. The deposit that we require, which will ensure that your date is reserved, is typically a minimum of 50% of your total event package invoice price. The final payment of the balance remaining on the contract is due by the date specified on the contract. Depending on where your event is located, this may be due as early as two weeks prior to your event or as late as the day of your event itself. Any additional payment terms or conditions will be stated in your contract details.

Are you insured?
Yes…any responsible business owner will carry liability insurance. Additionally, many locations have now started to require proof of liability.

What type of sound equipment do you use?
We always use top quality, high end equipment to ensure the perfect sound at your event. The actual equipment set up we bring with us to you event depends upon the package you have chosen, but rest assured, you will not be disappointed! To learn more about the type of equipment we use, please visit our Equipment section of our website.

What type of lighting equipment do you use?
Once again, we use only the best! All of the equipment we use was carefully selected to provide the most tantalizing visual effects for our clients’ events. Your guests will be completely captivated and drawn into the environment you wanted to create. To learn more about the type of lighting we use, please visit our Lighting section of our website.

Do you provide backup equipment at my event?
Although equipment failure is rare, do you really want your special occasion ruined because your Disc Jockey did not come prepared? Of course not, and that is why we always carry backup equipment just in case of that rare failure (though we’ve never had to use it!).

Do you advertise at my event?
We do not advertise at your event, but we do want our clients to be aware that on occasion, some of our materials may be labeled with our logo which would be visible to your guests. Items such as our equipment frontboard or staff clothing are good examples of this…though all materials are tastefully created and in no way overwhelming. If your guests are interested in our services, they may ask us on the side directly, or may inquire with you. We will never solicit your guests!

Can we choose the music to be played at our event?
Yes! We have an extremely large music library to choose from; however we do have our pre-determined party playlists that are suggested for our clients’ events. We realize that every event demands different musical tastes, where some clients wish to choose all the music to be played. In other situations, we know that some clients rather sit back and let us decide what music will be best. Our recommendation is that at the bare minimum, to provide us with at least some idea of the type of music your want us to provide at your event. Additionally, we are always open to music requests from your guests. Our goal is to make you and your guests as happy as possible. We have the experience necessary to read crowds, and have excellent judgment of what you and your guests want to hear, dance to and will enjoy the most!

Can I provide you with a “Do Not Play” list?
Of course you can! Sometimes a “Do Not Play” list is even more important than a request list itself. This list is of the songs, artists or genres of music you do not want played at your event. We know that not everyone wants to hear the same songs, so we encourage you to let us know in advance about anything you do not wish to have played at your event.

Do you play “clean” versions or songs?
We are a professional DJ company and demand the highest level of professionalism from our DJs and other staff members. All music played at events, unless otherwise specifically requested, is “radio edited” or “clean” versions of songs. The music we provide is always appropriate for any age group and is always as tasteful as possible for your guests!

I have some other questions, can I speak with someone?
Of course you can! Please feel free to give us a call TOLL FREE at 855-MBSOUND (627-6863) at any time to speak with one of our representatives. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, you can also visit out CONTACT section to submit a quick message direct to our inboxes!