Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of events do you service?
Weddings, Graduation Parties, Anniversaries, Wedding & Baby Showers, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Holiday Parties, Homecoming Dances & Proms, Birthday Parties. amd Special Events.
How much experience do you have?
Scott Marihugh (DJ) has over 5 years of experience with the events listed above. He has been mixing and producing music for over 10 years.
What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Polka, R&B, Rap, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World, and anything else you request!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
There is never a limit, unless the client has submitted a ‘do -not- play’ list. All guests and clients are encouraged to request songs prior to and during the entire event.
What is your usual attire?
Shirt and tie – unless requested differently by the client.
If you do not have one of the songs requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
It is very uncommon for this to happen. Since we use numerous sources, we can usually provide the music the client would like. If we are not sure about the version of the song, we will contact the client to verify the version so there is no confusion on their special day. If for some reason we are unable to locate the song, the client may provide the song prior to or at the event.
How many DJs do you work with?
There is one D.J. (Scott Marihugh). Our clients can guarantee that they will not be ‘outsourced’ to another D.J. whom they are not familiar with. Depending on the size and needs of the event, there may be one assistant present to facilitate requests, etc. during the event, as well as set-up and take-down of the equipment.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
There is 3 hour time minimum for music. We require one hour before music to set-up the equipment, as well as one hour to take-down equipment at the end of the event. The amount of time for each event will be detailed in the contract between Marihugh Entertainment and the client. There will be an additional fee, stated in the contract, should the client ask the DJ to stay past the contracted event time.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
We believe that it is always important to meet with potential clients before the event. Getting to know the client helps us make the special day even more unique and personalized.
Can the client submit a ‘do-not-play’ list?
Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes we do. We also have back up equipment on site should there be an audio or lighting malfunction.
What special equipment, such as disco balls or lasers, is offered with your service?
We offer state of the art dance floor and ambient lighting that move with the music, simple color-wash lighting, exciting night-club lighting, and up-lighting to match your decor. We also have a disco ball, lasers, and trussing.
How much time do you usually need to set-up and take-down?
One hour for set-up time and one hour for take-down.
Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Yes, we will need a 6 foot table to set-up our mixers and other equipment. This usually provided by the hall or venue.
Do you require the client or hall to cover the table?
It is preferred but not required.
Do you have any space requirements?
The minimum performance space for any event is 6 feet by 6 feet which should be located on or near the dance floor area.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We emcee all events on an as- needed basis and as deemed necessary to garner crowd involvement.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A playlist will be played throughout any break (ie. dinner, restroom, event transition time) so that there is no pause in entertainment. A meal is welcomed but not required.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No signage or banners are hung at events.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
This has never happened. If this does happen, we network with numerous other DJs that will provide services equivalent to what we provide.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never. One event a day is good for us (we don’t like to push things).
Do you charge for travel expenses?
There is no charge for events that are within a 25 mile radius of our zip code – 48135.
Is a deposit required to secure your services?
Yes, a deposit is required and a signed contract.
Do you hold dates without a down payment and the contract signed?
No. We offer services on a first come first serve basis. The client wishing to have a date booked must sign the contract and pay the down payment – then your date is booked.
Do you sell off your events to other DJs if a bigger event that is paying more is wishing to get booked?
No. We offer services on a first come first serve basis and only book one event per day. If a second event is wishing to be booked we will not accept the job, even if the second event pays more.
When do I pay the balance of my bill?
After the deposit is made, the remainder of the bill will be paid prior to the event.
How do I pay?
You may pay with cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order.