The DJ Music System was one of the best choices we made during the wedding planning process. To us the reception was a time to celebrate our marriage with our most favorite people. We wanted to throw a party that was not only memorable but enjoyable for everyone there. He provided us with a fantastic atmosphere.
First of all, the uplighting added the perfect touch to our decorations. Second, the music during dinner made the mood very relaxing for everyone. Once the dance started Gary got the crowd involved by playing "the shoe game." Gary provided music that kept people of all ages on the dance floor. He played every song that was requested. His experience as a DJ showed at our wedding reception. Jon and I would recommend him to anyone. - Jamie (bride, Scottsbluff, NE)
HOW DO I RESERVE YOUR DJ SERVICE FOR MY EVENT AND HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE? Contact us to see if we are available for your event, if we are, we can "temporarily" reserve your date for 10 days, send a contract, information about our DJ service and an order of events form to you. After you receive the packet of info, fill out the contract, sign and return it to us with a $100 deposit, and your event date will be "officially" reserved. The $100 deposit will be applied to the balance due and full payment must be paid 30 days prior to the contracted dance date (Example: if your reserved date is August 30th, the final balance due will need to be paid by July 30th).
Our rates vary depending on each event, hours, location, etc. We don't post rates because not every event is the same. Once we have an opportunity to visit with you by phone or email, we will figure a price quote or two for you. Call or email us and we'll be happy to provide some price quotes for you. Here are a few comments we often hear when our customers call us:
We've seen you before and we want YOU for our DJ.
We have heard so many good things about you. We looked at your website and really like the information you provide and would like to have you be the DJ at our wedding reception.
A friend of ours saw you at a reception and was very impressed with your performance and we have decided we want to reserve The DJ Music System for our reception, too!
HOW SOON SHOULD WE RESERVE OUR EVENT DATE? As soon as possible. No, it's not a sales pitch to get you to reserve your event with us quicker, it's honestly better to reserve your date ASAP to ensure that you get your date reserved with The DJ Music System. Throughout our years in the DJ business, we have had many dates reserved several months in advance, and then had to tell several other customers that called for the same date "sorry, we are actually already booked on that date." All event dates are on a "first come, first serve" basis. It's never too early to reserve your event with us, even if it's 7 months away to over a year away.
WHO WILL BE OUR DJ AND HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE? I, Gary Uhrich, will be your DJ. Many people know and/or refer to me as "The Fabulous Gary U." I now have 22 years of mobile DJ experience and have DJed many events in Scottsbluff & Gering and surrounding areas. I worked in radio broadcasting for 17 years, and am back in radio on the award winning morning show "Cami and Gary In The Morning" on KOZY 101.3 and Sunny 99.3 weekdays from 7 am to 10 am that has won the Star Herald's Reader's Choice Award for Favorite Radio Personalities over the past 2 years. Since 2001 I have owned and operated The DJ Music System and I stay in contact with other DJs throughout neighboring states to continually research ideas & experience to better serve my customers.
I've DJed countless numbers of wedding receptions, events and dances and I consistantly stay up-to-date with today's music! As a mobile Disc Jockey, I know it is vital to be experienced in what songs are new & popular, what songs people enjoy dancing to, and I always "read" the crowd to know what they enjoy dancing to the most!! And yes, I take requests at every event! Rest assure, with The DJ Music System, you'll have a DJ that's professional, friendly & experienced!
ALL events contracted through The DJ Music System are DJed by Gary Uhrich.
WILL YOU BE THE EMCEE/MC/MASTER OF CEREMONIES FOR OUR EVENT? Absolutely, and at NO extra charge!
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU HAVE? We have a wide variety of music; Oldies, Country, Disco, Rock, Top 40, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Popular Dance Favorites like the YMCA, Chicken Dance, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, the Wobble and more! We have MANY hits from the 50's to today. The DJ Music System also stays up-to-date with today's music via a music service that distributes songs to DJs and radio stations.
CAN WE DISCUSS WITH YOU HOW WE WANT OUR DANCE TO BE PREFORMED? Yes. We want you to be happy with our DJ service, we gladly talk with our customers about everything, from what kind of music you want played to what events need to take place during your dance. We have designed a "planner" called an Order of Events Planner that we include in the packet of info we mail for you to use to help plan your event! Many of our customers have found it to be very helpful.
CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF SONGS TO PLAY AT OUR RECEPTION? Yes, but we don't necessarily recommend it. Why? Well, from our experience in the mobile DJ business, we really have found that when we have been given a specific list of songs to play, it doesn't always work with what we normally play that gets people to dance. Most of the time 90% of a 50 count song list are slow songs and a handful of, while good songs, really aren't danceable. Many years ago, we had a bride & groom give us a big list of songs they wanted played, so we played them, but they weren't danceable and had many slow songs for a "celebration." About an hour into their reception, the groom came up to us and said "forget our list, just play what you know gets people to dance" and from then til the end of the reception, we had a packed dance floor. Don't misunderstand this, we gladly take requests and if you want to send us a list for your event, feel free to do so, but please keep your "must play" list short & leave enough room for guests requests and some great songs that we can play as we read the crowd and play songs that fill the dance floor with happy and fun guests.
DO YOU PROVIDE REFERENCES? Yes, just ask, and we'll provide names and numbers. You can even contact some of the local venues (like the Hampton Inn, the Weborg 21 Centre, Scottsbluff Country Club, and the Gering Civic Center for example) in the meantime and ask them about our DJ service.
DO YOU BRING BACK-UP EQUIPMENT? Yes. Not only for YOUR peace of mind, but ours, too.
DOES YOUR DJ SERVICE INCLUDE LIGHTS? Yes! All of the packages we offer include "dance" lighting. We bring many bright, colorful dance lights to all our events!
WHAT IS "UPLIGHTING" AND/OR CAN WE HAVE UPLIGHTING AT OUR EVENT? Uplighting is one of the newest features we offer that really adds a "WOW" factor to events. Uplights are safe L.E.D. lights that are placed on the floor and pointed up on walls/ceilings and have several different colors to choose from. Yes, you do have the option to add uplighting to your event. Please note, uplighting is not included with our quote for DJ service. Uplighting is an "option" that is available at a small extra cost. I've always made it clear that The DJ Music System has no hidden fees or surprises. Some customers want uplighting and some may not need it, and it does take extra time and equipment to set up these extra lights, so we will need to charge extra if you would like them at your event. Here are a few examples of uplighting we have used at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Scottsbluff.
WHAT KIND OF SOUND AND LIGHT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? We use modern, professional sound and lighting - the kind that is designed for DJs. Our lights supply the dance floor with plenty of light - lights that produce beams, patterns, designs, flashes and more all to the beat of the music...and we go the extra mile in adding our own effects to the lights. Plus many of our dance lights are some of the latest L.E.D. lights!! We offer our full setup of dance lights, or if you don't need as much dance lighting, we have a smaller lighting setup and Uplighting (as mentioned in the question above).
DO YOU HAVE A WIRELESS MICROPHONE? Yes. We DO have a wireless microphone that you and your guests are welcome to use for announcements and toasts.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR EQUIPMENT? We need a minimum of 12' x 10' of space and 7 feet high. If the area you select for us to set up is smaller than these dimensions (or has other items close by, like chairs, tables, etc. that prevent us from being able to set up like we normally do), we will do our best to change our standard set up to provide the best set up for the space provided.
WE ARE HAVING A SCHOOL DANCE, DO YOU PLAY THE "EDITED" VERSIONS OF SONGS? Yes. Most of the songs we have in our music library are the "edited" - the same kind you would hear on the radio or music TV.
DO YOU DO OFFICE HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS PARTIES? Yes! We will be glad to provide you and your employees a fun evening of some Christmas/Holiday music while you enjoy a company dinner. Then when you are ready to dance, we'll turn on our dance lights and play a great mix of music for everyone to dance to, like country, rock, top 40, hip hop and so much more! It's an excellent way to show your employees how much you appreciate their hard work and celebrate the special time of year.
DO YOU HAVE KARAOKE WITH YOUR SERVICE? No. At this time we do not offer karaoke.
CAN YOU PLAY MUSIC AND PROVIDE THE SOUND FOR OUR CEREMONY? Yes or maybe no...depending on where your ceremony is going to be held. Generally when we do the sound and music for a ceremony, it's all in the same location as the reception. For example, if the ceremony and reception will be held inside the same building, I set up in the middle of the divided room and point my speakers one way for the ceremony and then point them in the other direction for the reception. If your ceremony is going to be held somewhere else, there's a possibility that I won't be able to do both. Feel free to ask and I'll be glad to see what I can do for you and your wedding!
IF WE HAVE YOU DJ OUR WEDDING RECEPTION, WILL YOU ATTEND THE WEDDING? Usually we don't attend the wedding ceremony, UNLESS we are doing the music for the ceremony, too. Most of the time we are setting up equipment and/or getting ready for the reception while the wedding ceremony is taking place. You CAN however send us an invitation in the mail if you would like to do so. We have had customers in the past send them to see if we will be eating dinner with them and/or what we prefer for dinner.
MY EVENT/RECEPTION IS GOING TO BE OUTSIDE...DO YOU DO OUTDOOR EVENTS? No. The reason we don't do outdoor events is simply because the weather is too unpredictable and can change very quickly. For our safety and the protection of our equipment, we ONLY DJ events that are held inside a building.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD? Yes. We know sometimes with events, money can be tight and it would be a lot easier to take care of expenses later. We have set up an account with PayPal.com where our customers can easily make an online credit card payment through them and it goes directly to us. If you would like to pay by credit card, please contact us first and we'll be glad to explain to you how easy and secure it is to pay through PayPal.
ANYTHING ELSE WE SHOULD KNOW? Yes, a few other notes you may or may not have thought about, but we see at most of the events we DJ. We have had numerous guests bring us a glass of champagne, beer, etc. While this may seem like a nice gesture to bring something like this to the DJ, we have a strict policy where we do NOT drink at events. We appreciate the fact that you are bringing us a refreshment, but since we are true professionals we kindly refuse any and all alcoholic drinks. If you want to bring us a glass of tea, a soda, or invite us to go through the food/buffet line, we'll gladly accept that. We don't require to be fed at events, but if you are having food, we enjoy taking a moment to enjoy going through the food line before the dance gets underway.
I HAVE A QUESTION THAT I DON'T SEE LISTED HERE ON THIS F.A.Q. PAGE, HOW DO I CONTACT YOU? You can call us at (308) 641-6052, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our facebook page: