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DO'S & DONT'S - When booking a Disco/Band

Do's

Q1. Ask whether the company issues a legal contract with a set of Terms & Conditions of trading or at the very least, is prepared to confirm your booking in writing?

If your entertainment lets you down, you will have little no recourse to legal action without one, since you will have no proof of ever having made a booking. A professionally run outfit will always issue a contract with a set of Terms & Conditions.

Q2. Ask whether your prospective entertainment has Public Liability Insurance (PLI)? £3M should be more than adequate cover for the average event.

Every professionally run business dealing with the public should have PLI. Many venues will not allow an entertainer to perform if they do not have a PLI certificate or PAT test documentation.

Q3. Ask if your prospective entertainment has a valid PAT test certificate or documentation?

Although there's no such thing as a PAT test Certificate, many companies issue what looks like one, which is perfectly alright. However, it is a legal requirement for a business working in the public domain to have its electrical equipment regularly tested and documented by a competent person. A professional outfit will have this in place.

Q4. Ask whether your prospective entertainment would be prepared to play from your play list?

 

(That does not mean an order of play, which would ruin your event, as you have no idea how your function will play out. EVERY event is unique and a bespoke one off event).

The answer to this one should always be yes. If you are booking the services of a disco a play list should be part of the service. A professionally run disco will work with one. This is not quite so straight forward for a band, but a good band will often offer you some  degree of choice.

If the answer to ANY of the above is "No" then I would advise you to move on and keep looking.

Dont's

1. We realise that everyone has a budget and this plays a large part in the equation, however, If you are wholly focused on cost, the likelihood of getting it wrong is extremely high. If you put more emphasis on what level of service your prospective entertainer can offer you, then you stand a better chance of getting it right.

 

Here at OnStage we offer easy payment terms at no extra cost.

Many people who phone up looking for a disco, start the conversation with a question, "How much do you charge"? For what... DJ's are not telepathic. We do all sorts of jobs, to different size crowds and everything has an impact on the cost. It is important for you to know what you want, and whether the disco you phone can accommodate your needs. We are certainly not the most expensive disco around and we are not the cheapest either, however, we are probably one of the most experienced, realistic and reasonably priced shows in the UK. To give you an idea of what it costs to run a professional Disco, click on the link to find out. Cost analysis.

2. DO NOT leave it to the last minute. Book as early as possible to secure your date and DJ. Return the contract with any deposit, then save up for the balance. Some companies may even offer a payment plan, just ask.

Remember, good discos are not cheap and are often booked many months or even years in advance. If you want to secure a good one do your research first. Don't be in a hurry to accept the first free or cheap one that comes along, you could regret it in the long term.

3. Leave yourself plenty of time, DO NOT be in a hurry to book the first available company; do your research first.

*  *  *  DO YOUR RESEARCH  *  *  *

I know times are hard but NEVER book the first DJ/band you speak to just because they are free; or the cheapest, unless you are 100% convinced you have the right person for the job. If you do it WILL cost you one way or another, of that there is no doubt. Many a wedding has been ruined for these very reasons. Don't blame the DJ because you didn't do your homework.

 

Cheap is always far more expensive in the long term. It costs a lot of time and money to run a disco professionally and it is financially impossible to do one for £200 or less... Fact - it's not rocket science. See what it really costs.

 

I have known many a DJ who would let their client down if they got £25 more elsewhere. They are certainly not professional, no contracts, no written confirmation, no PLI and no PAT Tests and now that we all have the internet, it's even more challenging to find someone without getting ripped off.

IF YOU PAY VINEGAR PRICES...

 

DON'T EXPECT FINE WINE

 

 

 

Let your event be remembered for the right reasons...

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DO'S & DONT'S - When booking a Disco/Band

Q1. Ask whether the company issues a legal contract with a set of Terms & Conditions of trading or at the very least, is prepared to confirm your booking in writing?

If your entertainment lets you down, you will have little no recourse to legal action without one, since you will have no proof of ever having made a booking. A professionally run outfit will always issue a contract with a set of Terms & Conditions.

Q2. Ask whether your prospective entertainment has Public Liability Insurance (PLI)? £3M should be more than adequate cover for the average event.

Every professionally run business dealing with the public should have PLI. Many venues will not allow an entertainer to perform if they do not have a PLI certificate or PAT test documentation.

Q3. Ask if your prospective entertainment has a valid PAT test certificate or documentation?

Although there's no such thing as a PAT test Certificate, many companies issue what looks like one, which is perfectly alright. However, it is a legal requirement for a business working in the public domain to have its electrical equipment regularly tested and documented by a competent person. A professional outfit will have this in place.

Q4. Ask whether your prospective entertainment would be prepared to play from your play list?

 

(That does not mean an order of play, which would ruin your event, as you have no idea how your function will play out. EVERY event is unique and a bespoke one off event).

The answer to this one should always be yes. If you are booking the services of a disco a play list should be part of the service. A professionally run disco will work with one. This is not quite so straight forward for a band, but a good band will often offer you some  degree of choice.

If the answer to ANY of the above is "No" then I would advise you to move on and keep looking.

1. We realise that everyone has a budget and this plays a large part in the equation, however, If you are wholly focused on cost, the likelihood of getting it wrong is extremely high. If you put more emphasis on what level of service your prospective entertainer can offer you, then you stand a better chance of getting it right.

 

Here at OnStage we offer easy payment terms at no extra cost.

Many people who phone up looking for a disco, start the conversation with a question, "How much do you charge"? For what... DJ's are not telepathic. We do all sorts of jobs, to different size crowds and everything has an impact on the cost. It is important for you to know what you want, and whether the disco you phone can accommodate your needs. We are certainly not the most expensive disco around and we are not the cheapest either, however, we are probably one of the most experienced, realistic and reasonably priced shows in the UK. To give you an idea of what it costs to run a professional Disco, click on the link to find out. Cost analysis.

3. DO NOT leave it to the last minute. Book as early as possible to secure your date and DJ. Return the contract with any deposit, then save up for the balance. Some companies may even offer a payment plan, just ask.

Remember, good discos are not cheap and are often booked many months or even years in advance. If you want to secure a good one do your research first. Don't be in a hurry to accept the first free or cheap one that comes along, you could regret it in the long term.

2. DO NOT rush your decision; Leave yourself plenty of time, DO NOT be in a hurry to book the first available company; do your research first.

*  *  *  DO YOUR RESEARCH  *  *  *

I know times are hard but NEVER book the first DJ/band you speak to just because they are free; or the cheapest, unless you are 100% convinced you have the right person for the job. If you do it WILL cost you one way or another, of that there is no doubt. Many a wedding has been ruined for these very reasons. Don't blame the DJ because you didn't do your homework.

 

Cheap is always far more expensive in the long term. It costs a lot of time and money to run a disco professionally and it is financially impossible to do one for £200 or less... Fact - it's not rocket science. See what it really costs.

 

I have known many a DJ who would let their client down if they got £25 more elsewhere. They are certainly not professional, no contracts, no written confirmation, no PLI and no PAT Tests and now that we all have the internet, it's even more challenging to find someone without getting ripped off.

IF YOU PAY VINEGAR PRICES...

 

DON'T EXPECT FINE WINE

 

 

 

Let your event be remembered for the right reasons...

Top

We'll keep your party rockin'
The home of disco entertainment since 1971

DO'S & DONT'S - When booking a Disco/Band

Do's

Q1. Ask whether the company issues a legal contract with a set of Terms & Conditions of trading or at the very least, is prepared to confirm your booking in writing?

If your entertainment lets you down, you will have little no recourse to legal action without one, since you will have no proof of ever having made a booking. A professionally run outfit will always issue a contract with a set of Terms & Conditions.

Q2. Ask whether your prospective entertainment has Public Liability Insurance (PLI)? £3M should be more than adequate cover for the average event.

Every professionally run business dealing with the public should have PLI. Many venues will not allow an entertainer to perform if they do not have a PLI certificate or PAT test documentation.

Q3. Ask if your prospective entertainment has a valid PAT test certificate or documentation?

Although there's no such thing as a PAT test Certificate, many companies issue what looks like one, which is perfectly alright. However, it is a legal requirement for a business working in the public domain to have its electrical equipment regularly tested and documented by a competent person. A professional outfit will have this in place.

Q4. Ask whether your prospective entertainment would be prepared to play from your play list?

 

(That does not mean an order of play, which would ruin your event, as you have no idea how your function will play out. EVERY event is unique and a bespoke one off event).

The answer to this one should always be yes. If you are booking the services of a disco a play list should be part of the service. A professionally run disco will work with one. This is not quite so straight forward for a band, but a good band will often offer you some  degree of choice.

If the answer to ANY of the above is "No" then I would advise you to move on and keep looking.

Dont's

1. We realise that everyone has a budget and this plays a large part in the equation, however, If you are wholly focused on cost, the likelihood of getting it wrong is extremely high. If you put more emphasis on what level of service your prospective entertainer can offer you, then you stand a better chance of getting it right.

 

Here at OnStage we offer easy payment terms at no extra cost.

Many people who phone up looking for a disco, start the conversation with a question, "How much do you charge"? For what... DJ's are not telepathic. We do all sorts of jobs, to different size crowds and everything has an impact on the cost. It is important for you to know what you want, and whether the disco you phone can accommodate your needs. We are certainly not the most expensive disco around and we are not the cheapest either, however, we are probably one of the most experienced, realistic and reasonably priced shows in the UK. To give you an idea of what it costs to run a professional Disco, click on the link to find out. Cost analysis.

3. DO NOT leave it to the last minute. Book as early as possible to secure your date and DJ. Return the contract with any deposit, then save up for the balance. Some companies may even offer a payment plan, just ask.

Remember, good discos are not cheap and are often booked many months or even years in advance. If you want to secure a good one do your research first. Don't be in a hurry to accept the first free or cheap one that comes along, you could regret it in the long term.

2. DO NOT rush your decision; Leave yourself plenty of time, DO NOT be in a hurry to book the first available company; do your research first.

*  *  *  DO YOUR RESEARCH  *  *  *

I know times are hard but NEVER book the first DJ/band you speak to just because they are free; or the cheapest, unless you are 100% convinced you have the right person for the job. If you do it WILL cost you one way or another, of that there is no doubt. Many a wedding has been ruined for these very reasons. Don't blame the DJ because you didn't do your homework.

 

Cheap is always far more expensive in the long term. It costs a lot of time and money to run a disco professionally and it is financially impossible to do one for £200 or less... Fact - it's not rocket science. See what it really costs.

 

I have known many a DJ who would let their client down if they got £25 more elsewhere. They are certainly not professional, no contracts, no written confirmation, no PLI and no PAT Tests and now that we all have the internet, it's even more challenging to find someone without getting ripped off.

IF YOU PAY VINEGAR PRICES...

 

DON'T EXPECT FINE WINE

 

 

 

Let your event be remembered for the right reasons...

We'll keep your party rockin'
The home of disco entertainment since 1971
We'll keep your party rockin'