Common questions I get asked as a DJ

What style of music can you play?

Top 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s, Acoustic, Classical, Latin, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing… you name it, I’ve got it.

What’s your DJ style?

My presentation is polished and understated, marked by artistic mixing and a professional, “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think that it is their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. I believe that your event should reflect you, and I have no interest in taking the spotlight! I have a respectful, high-energy personality which I use to encourage a packed dance floor.

Can I give you a “Do Not Play” list?

Yes — in fact, I ask that you do. My goal is to customize your event as much as possible, and a “Do Not Play” list helps me with that. I’ll tell you how we collect that information when we go over our planning process.

Do you take song requests during the event? What about before?

Yes, I definitely take song requests. It’s a great way to better understand the musical taste of my guests, and it’s always really fun to see them light up when their song plays. If it’s a bad song, I politely explain that it won’t fit into my music schedule that night, which is a smooth way to handle the situation. I also have a really unique system for taking guest song requests days, weeks, or months before an event. You can learn more about that on my planning process page.

Can I talk to you before booking?

Of course! In fact, I don’t take on any clients without first speaking with them to ensure we are completely aligned about what they need and what I offer. Please fill out my contact form to schedule a meeting with me.

What special equipment (lighting, multimedia, photo booths, etc.) do you offer?

As a full service entertainment company, we offer a full line of enhancements, including photo booths, lighting, live streaming, and other production items. For a full list, visit our enhancements page.

Do you advertise yourself at the event?

No. Your affair should be about you, not us. If a guest is pleased with our services they will ask for our information directly.

How long does it take you to set up?

I arrive around two hours prior to the event start time.

Do you emcee the event? How about talking between songs?

Rather than call myself an emcee, I call myself an event host. That’s because I believe my role is to steer the event along rather than act like a cheesy emcee. I speak clearly and call proper attention to formalities as they unfold. I strive to take a tasteful and proper approach to my work over the microphone.

Can you motivate a crowd that isn’t dancing?

Yes – it’s my job and what I was born to do! The approach to achieving this really depends on the crowd, circumstances of the event, etc. I like to match the tone of a room and scale the dance floor up from there. My goal is never to force people to dance but instead to help them get excited to dance.

Do you carry liability insurance?

Yes. One Above Entertainment is fully insured for all events, and we can provide your venue with a Certificate of Insurance upon request.

What is your attire?

I can dress as fancy or as casual as needed. For weddings and most corporate events I wear a suit, button up shirt, and dress shoes.

Can you handle ethnic events?

Yes! I have provided entertainment for many ethnically diverse couples. I work collaboratively with every couple to ensure that their culture is authentically represented on their wedding day.

What types of payments do you accept?

Personal / bank check, cash, Zelle, ACH, Venmo, and all major credit cards.

Do you charge a travel fee?

Our only travel charge would be for events that take place more than 90 minutes of driving time from our office in Lehi, Utah. The travel fee is automatically added into the quote when I fly to other states to DJ.

What is the required deposit to book services?

Deposits for our contracts are ⅓ of the total balance. Deposits are due upon the signing of a contract, and the remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event.

What is a hybrid band and DJ?

This is a unique fusion experience where I DJ with one to three musicians playing alongside me. They add a classy vibe by improvising during each song I play. Each can also play solo for certain parts of the night.

What is your backup plan in case you have an emergency and can’t come to our event?

I have DJs on my team who are available to cover should an emergency ever occur. I am also extremely well connected in the Utah DJ industry, which means I have 40+ other talented DJs on speed dial if I ever needed someone to cover me. Thankfully, I have never once had to exercise this option since I started DJing back in 2009.

Can I rent a photo booth or lighting without hiring you as my DJ?

Yes, my photo booths are often rented out for events that I’m not DJing.

Do I get to see all the photo booth photos?

Yes, you’ll receive a link after your event to view and download all of the photos that were taken in the photo booth during your event.

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes! I also have backup equipment on-site in the event of a failure.

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I look forward to hearing about your event and discussing how I can help you create the dream experience.

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