The information featured on this page are the answers to the questions that are most frequently asked when booking a mobile DJ and travelling discotheque. Whether or not you choose to book with Reflex Roadshow, please make sure that you ask these questions to make sure that you get a professional quality mobile disco and DJ.
What equipment do you use?
Professional Equipment and there's a huge difference between your general hi-fi and what professional mobile discos use. Professional equipment is designed to be loaded in and out of vehicles, withstand the transportation process and be used each and every day.
Can we choose our own music?
It really helps a DJ to have an idea of the type of music / songs that the party organiser and guests like. After all, you know your guests and friends better than I do and it is your event. It's good for me to have an idea, in advance, of the type of music that you would like & wouldn't like! With each confirmed booking a play-list is sent out. If you wish you can fill in as much as you feel necessary and return prior to the event to give me an indication of your music tastes and preferences. If you feel that the occasion doesn’t warrant a list, that’s fine, I’ll be able to judge the music during the evening, it’s what 25 year’s of experience has taught me. The play-list comes into it’s own with First dances for a wedding reception. In fact it's really good if you have two dances to start the evening off with, I'll let you into a secret as far as this technique is concerned, obviously the first dance is traditionally the bride and groom's dance, the second dance, presents the opportunity to invite all of your guests to join you for the 2nd dance, then the general idea is that the guests then stay on the dance floor. I'll be honest, it works most of the time.
How do we know you will turn up?
Every occasion that I am booked for is confirmed with a legally binding contract, it is written confirmation of our verbal agreement that I agree to turn up and provide a mobile disco and you agree to provide me a function / party to perform at and pay me an agreed fee for providing the disco. Please see my page Terms and Conditions which is sent out with every contract. It is a legally binding contract that does not provide for cancellation, this means if you were to cancel the booking and I cannot get a replacement booking, a cancellation fee may be payable, if its cancelled because of circumstances that are beyond your control no fee is payable.
Are you able to supply background music?
I am able to supply whatever kind of background music you would like, whether it’s classic ballads, love songs, classical music, light jazz or up beat popular music. Normally I try to set-up prior to sitting down for dinner / the wedding breakfast and arrange the sound system to play the style of music you request. During the meal I’ll adopt a low profile to enable your guests to enjoy their meal and the company of their table.
What will you wear?
The standard dress code is a suit and smart shirt. If this is too formal, I can dress down to chino trousers and casual shirt... If your event is casual or a theme event, I can dress to accommodate the theme, eg. Halloween, beach party, 70's night etc. If the occasion is strictly formal and ‘black tie‘ I can adhere to this also, however, please advise prior to the event so I can include this on the booking form.
What are the different size shows on offer?
Shows vary from a small mobile disco set-up for a restaurant or small room, to a larger road show set-up for medium gigs, through to a full mobile set-up with trussing and lighting.
Is your equipment safe?
All of my equipment is tested annually and certified for electrical safety (PAT Tested), More and more venues that I work at have this requirement.
Do you have insurance?
As a member of the AMP DJ organisation I have £10 million public liability insurance through the respected insurance company, RSA which can be seen by clicking the link below. With more and more 'no win, no fee' legal companies around, it is really important to check that your DJ and disco has public liability insurance. This provides insurance cover if a speaker / light was to fall on a guest or if someone tripped over a cable and caused an injury. If your DJ and disco did not have PLI there could be a chance that you, as the booker could get sued, as a result of the DJ not having PLI.
How loud will it be?
Generally, any disco will be louder than the juke-box down the pub, however, if at any point during the event, you feel that it is too loud/not loud enough, I won't be offended if during the night, you ask me to turn it up/down.
I've booked a band as well, can you work with them?
As a professional DJ I have no problem working with any type of act that is booked to appear on the same event as me, more often than not we may share each others equipment to save on space, for example the band may use my lighting during their act. Any professional DJ will have no problem working with other entertainers.
Are you available? How soon should we book?
I operate a very strict first come first served policy, this means that once I have accepted a booking for a specific date, the date in question is struck from my diary and nothing else will be taken on this day. Once a booking has been accepted, a legally binding contract is drawn up confirming in writing our verbal agreement, sounds awfully complicated, but simply, it is an agreement for a DJ and disco to turn up on the day and at the times specified and provide disco entertainment, and in return the booker agrees to provide a venue, safe electrical supply and function for the disco to perform at and pay an agreed fee for this service.
We'd like to book you, can we see you work first?
It's difficult to come and see me work. The majority of the functions that I work at are weddings and corporate functions, and it can cause problems if uninvited guests just turn up, however, at most functions I arrive well in advance of the start and you are more than welcome to come and see me then. Especially if it is near to where you live or is the venue that you are holding your event at.
What will it cost?
Now that's the difficult question. The fee does depend on a number of circumstances that are connected with your booking; date, times, venue, individual requirements etc, however, as a general guide for 2017, a standard 4 hour show from 8 till 12 on a Saturday night within 10 miles of my address would be £250.
Please feel free to contact me using any of the methods on the contacts page, I normally reply within 24hrs of your first point of contact.
'You will never be sorry if you invest in quality’ It’s all to common for people to treat a DJ and Disco as a commodity and try to buy it as cheap as possible. Sadly I hear many horror stories when people choose an unreliable disco :- not turning up because they were double booked, leaving his young children to DJ, drinking too much whilst working, treating it as a night out for him and his mates, playing the type of music he chooses and not your requests. Imagine any of the above at your special event, they won’t remember the event a memorable occasion but one that they would want to forget...