<<Letter Opening>> I hope this email finds you happy and healthy.
How are things going for you with your Wedding Plans?
Here are a few ideas that I hope you might find helpful in choosing Live Music or a DJ. Just to make things fun we have added some funny answers to questions too.
Choosing Live Music
When planning an important event, like your Wedding, most people want to select some really special music and not just the same old ordinary music that you hear at most events.
- You don’t want to worry that you’ve made a bad hiring decision because you got a musician that was boring, inaudible, late or drunk. It’s not worth the risk to hire someone who doesn’t deliver something extraordinary, as your Wedding is not an ordinary day in your life.
- A skilled and versatile musician who works full time in the business can create a vibe in the room that changes from moment to moment. When people think about what was memorable from their Wedding, it’s the live music that truly connected with peoples hearts, got them excited, totally jazzed and talking about how amazing the live music was for years to come.
AUDIBILITY: Specifically what do you provide to insure that the volume of music is appropriate for the space and the people (neither too loud nor too quiet)? What qualifications do you have in working with sound equipment?
- Our answers: Yes we do have sound systems available for you. Most professional musicians do. We find that if there are more than twenty guests at an event, the harp becomes somewhat inaudible. Since the purpose in providing background music is to create an atmosphere, that becomes difficult to do when you can’t hear the harp, even softly. The Electric Harp works much better with sound systems than the Acoustic Harp using pic ups or microphones. For more on this, please check out the Electric Harp. Joanna has been working with sound systems since 1983.
- Funny answers: Specifically what do you provide to insure that the volume of music is appropriate for the space and the people (neither too loud nor too quiet)? I give all guests adjustable hearing aids. What qualifications do you have in working with sound equipment? I’ve owned a stereo for many years
BREAKS: Do you take breaks? How long are your breaks? What happens when you take your breaks?
- Our answers: Yes, we take short breaks each hour and provide pre-recorded music when we break
- Funny answers: Do you take breaks? No, but I’ve been known to lift a few hub caps. How long are your breaks? If you see me playing again, not long enough What happens when you take your breaks? All heck breaks loose.
EATING/DRINKING ON THE JOB: Do you or any of the musicians drink alcohol at the job? Do you or any of the musicians help themselves to the food without being invited? Do you require for me to provide a meal?
- Our answers: No we do not drink alcohol at the job, we do not help ourselves. For engagements that exceed three hours, we require a vendor meal for each musician, DJ or Joanna’s assistant
- Funny answers: Do you or any of the musicians drink alcohol at the job? No, we take care of that before we arrive. Do you require for me to provide a meal? Your guests would appreciate a meal.
Choosing Your DJ –
How important is it for you to know who your DJ is before the day of your Wedding?
- Did you to know that most DJs get your song list a couple of days before your Wedding?
- For most DJs, you are just a list of songs and names that don’t mean that much to them.
- We recommend going with a DJ that will meet with you to get to know what you are all about and help you by investing more time and interest in you.
- We recommend working directly with an experienced DJ who will help you put together an amazing evening of music that all your guests will enjoy and keep the dance floor rocking throughout the night.
- A good DJ should be there for you from when you first meet right up until your last dance ends.
We have some special Live Music & DJ packages for you when you mention this email. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you find your music.
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