Frequently Asked Sound Questions
If you have any additional questions please contact me.
How much do you charge?
This depends on how many different services you're needing me to provide (sound, bands, karaoke etc.). Please feel free to contact me for a quote and I will be more than happy to discuss what the flat rate fee (with no hidden costs) will be. You can also click here to see the prices & packages I have available for live sound events.
What types of events do you specialize in?
I specialize in wedding receptions & ceremonies, but I am a versatile DJ, Entertainer & Musician and have a wide range of events I feel comfortable spinning music at. Please feel free to check out the many varieties of events I specialize in, ranging from Private, Corporate, Social & Themed events. Now, if you're needing a mixture of "live" and DJ music for your reception, I have several bands that I manage and some I even play in as well. Check out my Bands Page to see if there is one that might suit your special occasion.
Do you provide references or testimonials from past clients?
I send out feedback forms to all of my clients after their event. I am more than happy to show them to you. You can see a few examples of the nice things they have said about my services HERE.
Do you carry liability insurance?
Yes, I carry liability insurance and most venues will actually require that the Sound Guy have a $1,000,000 million dollar policy. Liability insurance covers most accidents involving the equipment (failing on, tripping from) and will also cover medical compensation. Although it is an extremely rare occurrence, accidents sometimes happen, and you want that piece-of-mind knowing that you've hired a professional that takes responsibility if an accident should occur during your event.
How much do you require for a deposit?
I do require that a retainer of 50% of the cost be paid at the time of hiring. The remaining balance will need to be paid 30 days prior to the date of your scheduled event. I accept cash, company checks, money orders, and most major credit cards.
Do you provide a written contract?
Yes, and it’s for both of our protection. Many sound guys either don't provide one, or will have you sign a contract that only protects their interests, while I make sure your piece-of-mind is also taken care of, by spelling out all of the information clearly to reflect what is expected from me as the person solely responsible for running the sound at your event. There is no "fine print" on my contracts and everything is spelled out as clearly as possible while still being a completely legal binding agreement.
What time will you arrive at my event?
That all depends of how much time is needed for me to set up my equipment, and whether or not I'm going to have to account for setting up sound for bands. Typically, I will arrive 1-2 hours prior to unload equipment and test it to make sure everything sounds perfect prior to the start of your event. Additionally, for larger events I may require more time to set up, but there is never any additional charge.
What type of equipment do you use?
I use only the latest in professional sound equipment and gear. Yamaha, Numark, Shure, and Bose are just a few of the names I use. Wireless Shure SM58 mics are available upon request if you have a speaker or need to make announcements or address a large crowd at your event.
Do you display any type of advertising?
Never! I'm woking on your time, and I would never come to a event and feel that I need to advertise myself to your guests. If they are curious about hiring me for my services, they will seek me out.
What's the next step?
If you've carefully read through these questions and answers and like what you've read, then just simply CLICK HERE to find out if I am available for your date and we can begin the process of planning out an evening to remember. I look forward to hearing from you!